'The Alabaster Box' Minister Ms Roxanne T. Toussaint has declared that the will of God is for a Unity Government to lead the Virgin Islands (VI) forward, that is, a government made up of members from each of the current political parties in the VI.
“One party in this nation or another does not have the skills to take us forward, we need a team of managers to move our nation forward… it means that we would have persons from each party that comes before us,” she added in a prayer sermon delivered on Sunday, February 12, 2023.
Unity Gov’t is way forward– Ms Toussaint
A Unity Government made up of members from the Virgin Islands
Party, the National Democratic Party (NDP) and People's Progressive Movement (PVIM) was formed to stave off British direct rule; however, the group will not be contesting the elections as a unit.
Ms Toussaint added that there are political leaders with selfish desires in the VI who must therefore step aside and let others shine.
“There are people from each political party that have the skill set to take us forward. The problem that we have in the Virgin Islands
is that each person has their own selfish desires and wants to be the head of the nation. God is saying to you today, put aside your pride, put aside your ignorance”.
She said in the VI, everybody cannot be the leader and cannot be the
chief, rather the VI needs a stern hand of management to take the nation
Currently, a Unity Government made up of
members from the Virgin Islands Party, the National Democratic Party
(NDP) and Progressives Unity (PU) formed to stave off British direct
rule is at the helm of government, however, the group will not be
contesting the elections as a unit.
Electorate only voting for want & not needs – Ms Toussaint
She added that the VI is not made up of dumb people and know what they need yet they continue to vote for what they want.
“Virgin Islands, hear the word of the Lord today. These are not my words, but these are the words of the true and the living God."
She said the 2023 elections must be about country and not individual needs.
“This election has to reposition the Virgin Islands
. We need good management, a steady hand and capable management of our resources. We need an economist, somebody who can diversify our economy,” she added.