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Radio host goes berserk on Health Minister on live show

Radio host goes berserk on Health Minister on live show

Tola Radio VI ‘Da Morning Braff’ radio host Floyd Burnett aka ‘HBH Da Don’ and 'Heritage' has labeled the Minister of Health as the ‘Minister of Death, telling Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) to die while swimming as he slammed Government’s COVID-19 vaccination and travel policies on his radio show.
‘I’m really frustrated’ - Burnett


On the Monday, May 10, 2021, edition of the show, the host told his audience ‘we will dive into the headlines, but we need some rum before we do that.”

“I’m really infuriated this morning; I want to burn some serious fire on Carvin Malone, the Minister of death… I’m disgraced with the Minister of death… Minister of slave master and control and bullying and all kind of things,” Burnett said live on radio.

Despite the successes of the Government in keeping the Virgin Islands (VI) safe during the pandemic, as recognised by the United Nations as well as many countries in the region, Burnett called for the Health Minister to resign over what he called lack of respect for human rights.

“The Minister of death you going to answer your phone, don’t worry,” he went to say before bringing Hon Malone in via a telephone link on the morning radio show.

COVID-19 travel policies is ‘bullying’ - Burnett


Calling the Government’s latest travel policy ‘bullying’, Burnett questioned why vaccinated persons from Brazil and India still have to quarantine, even as authorities explained that new infectious strains of the virus originating in the two countries are a cause of concern.

“It’s just craziness, vaccinated people still have to quarantine from 14 days from high-risk places…. That makes any kind of logical sense with a working vaccine? One that is functioning correctly?” he questioned.

Telephone guest Julio S. Henry, who was on the show and tried to convince the host that the Health Minister is not to be blamed, faced a brick wall as Burnett was adamant that the Health Minister is ultimately responsible for the policies.

“You should probably explain what the measures are for the listeners them, so they can fully understand what is it you are frustrated about,” Henry said before the host called the vaccine ‘the mark of the beast’.

Hon Malone joins fiery exchange


Attempting to call Hon Malone, the radio host said, “If we don’t get he, we will leave him one nasty message… he’s such a low low individual, nobody elects this dude to be our doctor.”

Hon Malone, in joining the conversation and realised that the host appeared enraged, questioned exactly what was the issue.

"You came off the weekend all excited, what is worrying you?” the Minister questioned, adding that “You called me coming out the water at Cane Garden Bay, having a relaxing moment, my moment of solitude" only to be greeted with hostility, Hon Malone hinted.

Burnett responded: “You living your life in peace but you messing up other people’s life… well I mess it up this [relaxing moment] morning.

Host out of context - Hon Malone


After more fiery exchanges, Hon Malone said the conversation does not appear to be heading towards a civil one, despite that; however, he continued to engage with the host.

"You don't intend to be vaccinated, you said you have never taken one in your life. Why do you think it is your job to make sure that nobody takes it? Why do you think it is your job and your particular responsibility to go and spew out all this stuff?" the Minister questioned.

"You is not a threat to me, I is no threat to you so why are you lying to the public?" Burnett responded.

Die while swimming - Burnett tells Health Minister


Hon Malone, in telling the host that he has five more minutes to swim, was told live on the radio, that he must 'die for the five minutes' over his COVID-19 policies. "Here what I want you go underwater, die for that five minutes, don't come back up. I telling you we marching...we had it."

The Health Minister, before ending the conversation said the host is "pronouncing something"' that even he would be ashamed about at another time.

"Like I say, you ain't got no science being your vibes, you ain't got no common sense, no logic behind your vibes, you entrenching stupidness on the people, we fed up...dive to Jost van Dyke..."

Hon Malone suggested in his response that Mr Burnett was not in his right frame of mind and said; "We will say good morning for now, and we will come back any day you choose," Hon Malone said before hanging up.

Throughout the show via the Facebook live stream, Burnett appeared not his usual self and even questioned his audience whether he had smoked 'too much weed' for the morning to warrant his extreme views.

On the Monday, May 10, 2021, edition of the show, Floyd Burnett told his audience ‘we will dive into the headlines, but we need some rum before we do that.'

Telephone guest Julio S. Henry who was on the show trying to convince the host that the Health Minister is not to be blamed, faced a brick wall given Burnett was adamant that the Health Minister is ultimately responsible for the policies.

Throughout the show via the Facebook live steam, Burnett appeared 'high' as he questioned his audience whether he had smoked too much weed for the morning to warrant his extreme views.



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