Government legislator Carvin Malone has described Governor Augustus Jaspert’s January 18 announcement of a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the BVI government as an “attack” on the territory.
Malone, who was speaking in an unofficial capacity on his personal Facebook page, seemingly likened the move to a few other major/catastrophic events such as past acts of terrorism and global disasters.
In his post on Wednesday, Malone only referred to the upcoming Commission — and the events he likened it to — by the dates they happened.
He said: “The potential and sought-after effects of this GLOBAL ATTACK on the BVI on January 18th 2021 is equalled, in recent times, to a few others:
January 6, 2021
January 1, 2021
March 12, 2020
September 6, 2017
September 11, 2001.”
Here’s what BVI News recalls about the dates in this timeline.
January 1, 2021 marks the date the UK officially transitioned from the European Union (EU) — a move which has snatched away a number of benefits that the BVI previously enjoyed under that economic bloc.
January 6, 2021 is the day a violent mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol in an attempt to overturn Trump’s defeat in the Presidential elections.
March 12, 2020 marks a day after the World Health Organization first declared the COVID-19 crisis a global pandemic.
September 6, 2017 was the ill-fated day a category 5 Hurricane Irma ravaged the BVI; killing four persons and causing an estimated $3.6 billion worth of damage to property in the territory.
On September 11, 2001, militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Almost 3,000 people were killed during the terrorist attacks now infamously known as 9/11.
After listing those dates, Minister Malone then concluded is post saying: “The WORLD awaits the details of the terms and conditions of the COI that was preempted with spectacular GLOBAL announcements designed to fill the room with smoke.”
“These thoughts are personal and not official,” added the Malone, who never specifically called any of the aforementioned events by name.
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