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A bluff? No case filed against VI Gov't by Hugh E. Darley

- claims he is 'taking time' to build case against VI Govt; said his name should have been mentioned in the commemorative plaque as the creator of the project
Former project coordinator of the cruise pier development project Hugh E. Darley has disclosed to this news site that he is still working with his attorneys with a view to negotiating with Government to recoup monies allegedly owed before seeking a meeting with Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith. Photo: VINO/File/Provided
Darley said his name should have been included on the plaque as the creator of the project. Photo: VINO/File
Darley said his name should have been included on the plaque as the creator of the project. Photo: VINO/File
Darley, who alleges that the Government of the Virgin Islands owes him money for the use of his designs for the cruise pier project, said he was going to disclose to the international investment community that the VI Government, led by Premier Smith, could not be trusted. Photo: VINO/File
Darley, who alleges that the Government of the Virgin Islands owes him money for the use of his designs for the cruise pier project, said he was going to disclose to the international investment community that the VI Government, led by Premier Smith, could not be trusted. Photo: VINO/File
TOKYO, Japan – After checking the Court Registry last week and discovering that no case had been filed against the Government of the Virgin Islands on behalf of Hugh E. Darley, our newsroom made contact with Mr Darley to find out whether he was still going ahead with the lawsuit.

The former project coordinator of the Cruise Pier Development Project Hugh E. Darley has, however, disclosed to this news site that he is still working with his attorneys with a view to negotiating with Government to recoup monies allegedly owed.

Speaking from Japan on Sunday February 21, 2016, Darley said, “I will take some time to build a good case and then set a meeting with [Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith].”

“I am in Japan where I am working on a new cruise port. I am still working with my attorney to formulate an approach to negotiate with the BVI. 

"I’m busy pursing meaningful projects and have little time to waste with the BVI problems but will get a resolution but on my timetable. The BVIPA can’t keep any time table so no need to plan to fit into their schedule,” he said.

Premier Smith 'needs to get out more'

Regarding the statement by Premier Smith that the Tortola Pier Park was the best in the region, Mr Darley identified ports like Falmouth in Jamaica, Port Zante in St Kitts and others like St Maarten, which he said were designed by his firm IDEA Inc. and said Premier Smith needs to get out more. According to Darley, he is sorry to see the project remain a construction site and is not complete.

Darley said also that the BVI Government needs to give credit where it is due. “I saw 'Project inspired and created by Hugh Darley' was not included on the plaque unveiled. Mark (Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool R4) wanted to own the project and now he has it! You should always give credit where credit is due!” he said.

According to Darley, he never intended to have a battle with the Government of the Virgin Islands in the media and hopes the matter is resolved amicably. “We would like to reach a resolution that is good for both parties and we will try to meet with the Premier and see if we would resolve this amicably between the two parties.”

Darley, who alleges that the Government of the Virgin Islands owes him money for the use of his designs for the cruise pier project, said he was going to disclose to the international investment community that the VI Government, led by Premier Smith, could not be trusted.

24 Responses to “A bluff? No case filed against VI Gov't by Hugh E. Darley”

  • umpire (22/02/2016, 09:47) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
    The NDP threw a curve ball at him.
    • the rock (22/02/2016, 13:39) Like (14) Dislike (8) Reply
      u are in japan stay in japan u are not welcome here anymore, immigration please step up your game this man is not fit t visit the bvi, have no respect for our officials and the people also, boom!
      • @the rock (22/02/2016, 19:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        What are you going to do take back his house ...
      • De truth (22/02/2016, 21:42) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        @ the rock, Den of Thieves on an island for fat cats and the robbed. Which are you?
  • ha (22/02/2016, 10:16) Like (33) Dislike (5) Reply
    Now we see what this is about. This man is moving like a spoiled child and wants attention. Why would his name be mentioned on the plaque? Darley have a seat and be quiet please.
  • weed (22/02/2016, 10:30) Like (20) Dislike (7) Reply
    this man is a big bluff indeed
  • wize up (22/02/2016, 11:06) Like (25) Dislike (5) Reply
    If this guy had anything against the government of the Virgin Islands he would gone through the legal system and not the media...he just another hater because he thought when he got fired from the cruise project the project would have been completed but the devil will always be a liar
    • @ wize up (22/02/2016, 11:26) Like (26) Dislike (7) Reply
      I agree but it does not mean they did not thief tax payers money from the project
      • wize up (22/02/2016, 12:14) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
        @ wize up: I hearing the talk as well but here is where criminal proceedings will set in: remember persons when jail for another government project, so if persons goes to jail for this project that is nothing new.....crime & jail time goes hand n hand( keep the faith time longer than twine)
      • Yes (22/02/2016, 16:15) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        Totally agree with you bunch of crooks
  • ausar (22/02/2016, 11:18) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
    something is wrong and who are his so called lawyers?
  • jokes (22/02/2016, 11:55) Like (33) Dislike (5) Reply
    I know from begining this man was a poppy show. He dont have a case
    he trying to find a lawyer to build a case for him. He should check edmund
    Maduro. He think because we small we stupid.
  • $$$$ (22/02/2016, 13:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    So who is telling tail here?
  • Wendy (22/02/2016, 15:13) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    BigUp to NDP for having the insight,the intelligence .and the presence of mind to have checked Darley early on and to ignore his foolishness when he again surfaced. Too bad we did not have these heads in charge for the BiWater show.
  • troubled (22/02/2016, 15:55) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Given such circumstances (involving money), all races of people are capable of lying. So why did we assume this white man was NOT lying? His story was doubtful from the start, yet BVIslanders wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt. We have a long way to go indeed.
    • dog (23/02/2016, 11:17) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      There is a thread of truth in what he says and we all know it. The NDP and MV have ego and do deals behind closed doors. They do not have open meetings per planning act. They do not involve the public and do what they want. They are also making money at taxpayers expense. This has nothing to do with Darley except he blew the whistle. So if we have a long way to go, how do we start? NDP has a way of punishing if one doesn't go along to get along. This is not democratic government, it is intimidation and dictatorship. MV says "we will listen to the people but we will not be deterred from getting what we want". There it is.
  • rattie (22/02/2016, 18:20) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Biwater was the best deal for we
  • Tourist (22/02/2016, 18:52) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    You all ain't see that man is a "Clown" Who run's away from American$$$$$ ,What Japan SPENDS? What is the Value of their $$$..Immigration waiting on him ,let him come ,think we playing with his A$$$$...BVI STRONG..
  • ta ta (22/02/2016, 19:11) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Politics have destroyed our brain cells, we think conveniently when we want.
  • ------------------------ (22/02/2016, 19:16) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Ahh bwoy, this man Darley is something else. Blame it on senility.
  • My Goodness (22/02/2016, 19:31) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    I still believe Hugh Darley NDP MUST GO All we have to do is get people to the polls and next election and the NDP will loose. Dem uneducated, poverty stricken 90 % supporters and dem rich white friends 10% do not represent THE BVI. our beloved BVI is no longer NDP country.
    • wize up (23/02/2016, 09:13) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ my goodness: who the !uck you addressing as uneducated and poverty stricken?????
  • cray (22/02/2016, 19:37) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Something is not sounding right with this man.


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