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2nd District Rep. cautions on seriousness of No-Confidence Motion

- Said HOA rubber stamped’ a supplementary from 2011 on August 25, 2013
Second District Rep. Hon. J. Alvin Christopher is of the opinion that in order for a No-Confidence Motion to successfully go through the House of Assembly it has to deal with information and materials that have been audited and gone through the processes and can stand the testing. 'To remove an elected government of the people, with the power that is invested in us to take such action, to me, is a very serious one that has to be taken in all the fullness. We must be able to prove that the government is totally corrupt and not applying good practices in carrying out the people’s work' Hon. Christopher told the House of Assembly on July 25, 2013. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “Madam Speaker, I believe if I do what I suppose to do and we do what we suppose to do in the Opposition and we bring a Motion of No-Confidence against this Government it would be able to stand. The people would see exactly what we are talking about because we would lay a public document for the people’s consumption, for the people to see the information and we wouldn't have to say anything of no kind of assumption of that sort since the facts would then dictate.”

The Representative for the Second District, Hon. J. Alvin Christopher, was at the time hinting his reason for abstaining to vote on the No-Confidence Motion tabled by Representative for the Third District, Hon. Julian Fraser, RA, during the Tenth Sitting of the Second Session of the Second House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands on July 26, 2013.

Hon. Christopher opined that in order for a No-Confidence Motion to go through the House of Assembly it has to deal with information  and materials that have been audited and gone through the processes and can stand the testing. “To remove an elected government of the people, with the power that is invested in us to take such action, to me, is a very serious one that has to be taken in all the fullness. We must be able to prove that the government is totally corrupt and not applying good practices in carrying out the people’s work,” Hon Christopher said.

He added that when he became aware of the Motion he allegedly told Hon. Fraser that the system of the Virgin Islands is set up on checks and balances. “I said to him then and I say to this House, the system of this democracy is set up on checks and balances. The Government spends; we have the power to check. We have a Public Accounts Committee, let us get it working. If the Public Accounts Committee functions the way it should, we wouldn’t have to deal with what we think, what we feel or we seem to assume. We would have had facts that we would have been able to present here today.”

During his continuation deliberation on the issue of the Protocol for Effective Financial Management, Hon. Christopher said he went at lengths in the House of Assembly trying to convince the government of the day not to do any more borrowing. “Madam Speaker, the Motion of No-Confidence as far as I am concerned with the Protocol, when I see the Protocol and the government was intending to borrow more money I get up in this house and I ask them not to do it. I was able to convince the now Premier and Deputy Premier who was in the house with us to take my view but soon as elections passed the money was then sought and given approval,” alleged Hon. Christopher.

He contended that the very money several years after has caused the government to exceed its guidelines. “We have exceeded the borrowing because the UK now has to give us consent to borrow.”

Hon. Christopher told the HOA that as to this day he has doubts about the accuracy of numbers given barring the fact that the Consolidated Fund changes on a daily basis.

He said the House of Assembly ‘rubber stamped’ a supplementary from 2011 on August 25, 2013 during the Tenth Sitting of the Second Session of the Second House of Assembly. “Whether you would tell me it was just allocation or new money or old money the process was always wrong, Madam Speaker.”

Hon. Christopher said the existing malpractices, as it relates to the Protocol, have fueled the blame game of who left debts where and when. “Because the fact is that the truth shall never be told on the actual balance of the Government Treasury, the actual figure can never be told because we have spent money that have never been approved by this House and years after we come back and then sanction it in this House,” said Hon. Christopher.

26 Responses to “2nd District Rep. cautions on seriousness of No-Confidence Motion”

  • . (15/08/2013, 09:35) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply

    This kr8*k only trying to mess up things so he could form his own party.

  • bird on a wire (15/08/2013, 09:37) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    I dont want to hear him at all for he is not a team player.
    • Amen (15/08/2013, 12:05) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why this man what always mashing up the queen's language don't get lost. He is a political mischief maker. He can't work with no one & no one can't work with him. Just ask both VIP & NDP & independent cancandidates.
  • tom cat (15/08/2013, 09:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    ha ha new what who will be the leader
  • Well Sah (15/08/2013, 09:44) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    This one-man-gang again???
  • JW (15/08/2013, 09:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hummmm. I know you are right. But we know who it is that bring this motion.
  • mvw (15/08/2013, 09:50) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    traitor on board let he go if he wants too
  • alvin (15/08/2013, 09:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Go So>>>>>>>
  • yes we can (15/08/2013, 10:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh boy alvin again
  • virgin gorda (15/08/2013, 10:40) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    i agree with alvin the motion needed more meat on it
    • please (15/08/2013, 12:02) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      All this man does no matter what party he is on is find fault. He is now a total disgrace to politics.
  • Skeptic (15/08/2013, 11:52) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Truth to wisdom but who's lessening..
    The pied piper from the 3rd playing without thinking..
    • To Skeptic (15/08/2013, 12:15) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      You chatting foolishness. Anyway Your intellect to comprehend what was said by the 3rd is as low as Alvin's.
    • Ah boy (15/08/2013, 12:24) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      I have never heard nor seen Alvin come up with any worthwhile project or argument in his political career. All he does is criticise in a manner where he feels he is saying what he feels is what the majority is saying. I have no respect for this man.
  • he again (15/08/2013, 12:18) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply

    This man done mash up our finances, mash up many families & I can go on & on & now he smell some political opportunities so he once again coming out from under his rock hoping to sound & look like he doing something of worth so we can consider him for Premier but hell will freeze over first. I am sick & tired of this f**l.

  • Information (15/08/2013, 12:21) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fraser told this man about the Motion before it came so if he was a team player he would have given his input then but this man lives his political life by seeing how the public reacts first then that gives him an indication of how to speak. That tells me that he is not a leader but rather an opportunist.
  • My boy (15/08/2013, 12:28) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am not for any whole political party but Alvin just do the admirable thing & officially resign from the VIP & stop eating them out from within. It is the same foolishness you did to the NDP & the same VIP before & frankly I had enough of you & this type of unethical political behavior.
  • Really!! (15/08/2013, 13:53) Like (2) Dislike (13) Reply
    Alvin in them body!!! How do you bring a Motion of such magnitude without hard facts? That makes absolutely NO SENSE!!
    • To "Really" (15/08/2013, 16:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You got to be joking. Alvin in his own body. When you want a group to mash up just let Alvin join.
  • political analyzer (15/08/2013, 14:36) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Alvin is a very strong under-current.
  • BOL (15/08/2013, 16:49) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Keep BOTH Parties on their heels Alvin! Fraser got to feel shame after reading this, Andrew too! LOL
  • To "Bol" (15/08/2013, 21:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You are right. Fraser & Andrew feel shame alright. Shame to know that Alvin so confounded stupid & power hungry. Alvin doesn't stand for nothing so I can never respect him.
  • in your skin (16/08/2013, 05:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You vip cowbirds just jealous because Alvin saw the writing on the wall that the VIP is dome and has gone!!!
  • ABC (16/08/2013, 21:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree with Alvin; fools rush in where angels fear to trod.


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