Tourism operator, business owner and social commentator, Julio S. Henry says he wholeheartedly agrees with statements by Claude O. Skelton-Cline; later depicted in a cartoon on Virgin Islands News Online, that the United Kingdom (UK) has its foot on the VI's collective necks.
His comments come several weeks after the cartoon sparked outrage in a small section of the VI community, with Mr Henry now stating that the Territory should go a step further and stop singing the UK national anthem.
"I joke every day now on the taxi stand and I question and ask people do you think we should continue to use God Save the Queen to reign over us? And a lot of people are saying no, it's not right," he said on the Thursday, July 16, 2020, edition of 'Honestly Speaking' on ZBVI 780 AM.
It should be noted that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has already agreed for the Territorial Song to replace 'God Save the Queen' at regional and international events where the Virgin Islands has won medals.
Mr Henry continued, "We at a point in our lives now [where] we have been taking care of ourselves, and when you said the other day, and the cartoon came out that the UK has their foot on our necks, I three hundred per cent agreed with that."