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History will praise National Unity Gov’t — Penn

History will praise National Unity Gov’t — Penn

Health & Social Development Minister Marlon Penn has praised his colleagues in the Government of National Unity, saying history will highlight them as people who stood on good principles and acted in the best interest of the BVI during a difficult time.
The government of National Unity was formed earlier this year in an effort to prevent the United Kingdom from partially suspending the constitution and taking over.

Penn said despite criticisms, his colleagues need to be commended for putting aside their personal political ambitions in favour of saving the BVI from direct rule from the UK.

“Premier, I commend you, sir. My ministerial colleagues — we took up this mantle in a very difficult time. When the history books are written, they will say these five men and women on the front and those on the back benches stood for principle and put aside their personal desires aspirations and did what was in the best interest of this county,” said Penn who received a ministerial post during the formation of the Unity Government. “That’s what the history books will write, not the story that some try to weave.”

While praising his colleagues, Penn cautioned all the members of the House of Assembly to be mindful of their public utterances as the election season draws near. He said leaders should be responsible in their statements as the territory continues to go through turbulent times.

“I implore all of us to be responsible as leaders. I know the silly season is coming up and there is an urge to say things that are not true and to embellish but let’s be truthful to the people. The country has to go in a different direction. We have a responsibility from the foundation from which we’ve placed this country right now,” Penn urged.
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