Rosan-Jones, who said she arrived 2 minutes past 11:00 am, was then forced to watch the press conference virtually, as the Governor shared updates on the Commission of Inquiry Quarterly Review.
In a telephone conversation with Virgin Islands News Online (VINO), Rosan pointed out that often the media would have to wait for press conferences to start and that she had reportedly informed the organisers in advance, of being tardy due to traffic conditions.
“I got there like two minutes late, and they wouldn’t let me into the press conference… I had actually said that I was running a little late,” she said.
Our newsroom can confirm that Ms Rosan had informed the Department of Information and Public Relations in advance that her arrival was delayed due to traffic issues.
Ms Rosan added that she tried to reason with "those in charge" but was still not allowed into the room, although she arrived just as the Governor was about to speak.
“I thought it was very strange… I don’t want to overreact but I kind of feel it’s the censoring of the media,” she added.
The outspoken media personality said that another male staff had seen her plight and tried to get her into the room; however, this was prevented by the moderator who felt Rosan's entrance would disrupt the Governor and the press conference.
Ms Rosan in a Facebook comment remarked that it was sad to see the people of the VI 'facilitate their own demise' even as some official press conferences would start sometimes half an hour late and the media would have to wait and do so patiently.
“For the media to show up 2 minutes late and they can’t even come into the room… and then the continuous limiting of questions every week… what’s is the point?” she asked in reference to the Governor's limiting of questions to just two per media house in yesterday's press conference.