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A crook will always be a crook! - Hon. Fraser to NDP Govt

- Says he will not give up on fight to bring development to SCB
Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser RA, during his address to residents and supporters at his annual party at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on January 19, 2013. Photo: VINO
Hon. Julian Fraser (centre) shares a moment with his supporters. Photo: VINO
Hon. Julian Fraser (centre) shares a moment with his supporters. Photo: VINO
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Pretty ladies all in a row at the party in Sea Cows Bay last night, January 19, 2013. Photo: VINO
Pretty ladies all in a row at the party in Sea Cows Bay last night, January 19, 2013. Photo: VINO
Some chose to sit in eager anticipation of Hon. Julian Fraser's message to them. Photo: VINO
Some chose to sit in eager anticipation of Hon. Julian Fraser's message to them. Photo: VINO
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SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - "I am not going to give up .... The best is yet to come. There is no reason on God's earth why Sea Cows Bay should be the way it is right now. For years this district has to be relying on Road Town for commerce. There is no way it should continue," so said the man who has jurisdiction over the Third District, Hon. Julian Fraser RA while referring to the government as a crook. "...and a crook is a crook and will always be a crook."

"But until you the people of the Third District stand up and let the Government know that we have a vested interest in bringing commerce to this area it's not going to come," stressed Hon. Fraser as he addressed a large crowd that had gathered at Ellis Thomas Downs last night, January 19, 2013 for his annual party, which was designed to say "thanks" to his supporters and encourage others of the Third District.

The venue was used against alleged efforts by the ruling party to subject Hon. Fraser as it relates to the usage of the facility, reportedly saying that he needed their permission to use the facility for his function last night. 

Hon. Fraser also lambasted the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government for "things being at a standstill", starting over a year ago since they took control of the majority seats. "You look at your neighbour and ask him if he is satisfied with what's going on right now?" He expressed utter disdain about the unhealthy dumping of sewerage into the ocean at Slaney, the poor upkeep and maintenance of roads and other public facilities. "What are we doing about it? It is the Government's responsibility to fix it," he said.  

The Third District Representative and Opposition Member told persons at his annual party that the state of affairs as it relates to governance of the Virgin Islands, "has been a total menace, you have not seen anything like this in your lifetime the way the economy is going in this territory," adding that he is disappointed in the performance of his colleagues that are in Government. 

In his expressed view, too many persons in the Territory are unemployed and being made to suffer but assured that the best is yet to come. "Some day not too long from now things will change." 

On plans for the four years of this term, he told attendees that he had taken the decision to focus on the building of human capacity, with special attention on the youth of society."...and as you can see from what I have done here tonight that I am serious about the youths of our community. I wanted to give them an opportunity to see what building a country is all about... I don't want them to come here tonight just to have fun but to see that there is somebody out there that has an interest in them." According to Mr. Fraser, the youth have been loud in their complaints that they have not been catered for.  

He complimented the most recent development at Duff's Bottom, the establishment of the Save the Seed Energy Centre.

Hon. Fraser also cried shame on Government's attempts to hush things while in parliament by attempting to limit Members of Parliament with the amount of questions they are allowed to ask and for how long they are allowed to speak. "But they can't stop we, we got a plan," he said. He described the silence of two Ministers of Government, who had nothing to say during one of the most important Sittings of the House of Assembly, as "very surprising".

Further shameful, he said, is that the House of Assembly has not sat yet for the year to discuss matters of importance to the development of the Territory. Reference was also made about the breaches in the recently signed Protocol for Effective Financial Management with the United Kingdom. "This government has to wake up and act right and if they don't shape up you have the right to shift them out.    

He promised residents that quitting is no where on his agenda and vowed to continue to be in communication with them for as long as it takes, "No matter what they try to do, as long as it is not just, as long as its not right, you are going to be hearing from me because I am going to be here back, and back again."

There was no doubt that the event was a much anticipated one as persons were all enthused, dressed in their 'fancy dandies' and didn't let a second of the live band performances of Caribbean Ecstasy, Razor Blades, Jammers, food and drinks of well stocked bars, go to waste.

38 Responses to “A crook will always be a crook! - Hon. Fraser to NDP Govt”

  • A Fahie (20/01/2013, 12:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    WOW
    • dead man (20/01/2013, 16:38) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
      go Fraser go.... is de cry from the ppl
      we dee real defenders of dey BVI
  • vick (20/01/2013, 12:02) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I do see some crooks in the pictures above but call no name, take no blame..OUCHH!!
  • ooooo (20/01/2013, 12:04) Like (4) Dislike (26) Reply
    i love that description of those buggards
  • hog city (20/01/2013, 12:12) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    all ndp give us was a cemetry and thats the only thing that is being worked on in the district as i speak
  • True Dat (20/01/2013, 12:46) Like (10) Dislike (8) Reply
    A crook is a crook. Well suh, I guess it takes one to know one! Fraser has years of experience.
  • ann (20/01/2013, 12:57) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    FRASER I SEE WHY DEM NDP BOYS WANT YUH BAD, BAD IN DEY LAST ELECTIONS! Keep yuh head on! Just keep htting dem
  • virgin gorda (20/01/2013, 13:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    BVI voters just have to ask themselves one question.

    If in the 1 and 3 months of this government,
    through ALL the mis-steps and confusion, has Ralph O'Neal EVER, even once spoken out against any of the many transgressions?????
  • open wide (20/01/2013, 13:08) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
    can't wait until next elections to kick the rascals out!!!.
  • keep it real (20/01/2013, 13:10) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
    frazer need to go sit down wid he hogwash who more crook dan VIP..just ask the cookie jar dude
    • love boat (20/01/2013, 16:56) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      Some people take politics to a level that is quite questionable.
      This really is the "silly" season.
      Strange! Odd! Weird! is it election time already???
      • TO; love boat (20/01/2013, 19:33) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
        You are a mentally ill individual who will probably end up as a perpetrator of gun violence in the near future.
  • ... (20/01/2013, 14:01) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    Mr. Fraser I am no fan of yours but you are spot on!!!
    • cccccccccccchese (21/01/2013, 01:47) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Yeah, stupid NDP people won't get it. But the rest of us (60 percent) will and in the long run, all will be well.
  • goerge w. touch (20/01/2013, 16:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    For real Hon. Frazer people Be empowered, be Informed. An informed electorate would make the right decision next time!!!!
  • high hope (20/01/2013, 16:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look at these lovely people having fun great party Mr. Fraser.
    • x factor (21/01/2013, 01:45) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Thank Gawd we will soon have a smart Premier in Mr. Fraser after the next elections, at last, at last, at last.
  • hellow (20/01/2013, 17:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Jammerz was mass
  • Yes (20/01/2013, 19:06) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    I am laughing so hard at all the NDP cowbird morons who were so convinced they could defeat Julain Fraser.
  • 9th District (20/01/2013, 21:46) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    If his crooked government and party didnt screw finances
    hey would have been still in only he wants to know why

    Why dont he fix his party first or shut to hell up. He aint see
    ralph aint there with them.
    • 3rd district (21/01/2013, 08:32) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      We the people from the third district continue to adore this man..our hero…and next elections we voting for he again BAM
  • *** (21/01/2013, 00:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Can anyone tell me who paid for his party? And in all fairness, what Fraser did to SCB is a travesty and the way he did it is worthy of an NDP operation- doing what HE see fit without involving the people, violating both coast, environment and lack of planning, and if he likes what Duffs Bottom is turning into with its monstrous buildings, watch out SCB.
  • we the people (21/01/2013, 07:49) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    The people of this county really miss the VIP...They will never make that mistake again NEVER! NEVER
  • blessings (21/01/2013, 08:41) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The heart of the king is in the hands of the LORD and He and only He turns it where he please. VIP, NDP NONE AINT DIFFERENT, but God deided who running things for a season.
  • The Realist (21/01/2013, 12:13) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fraser! Thief don't like to see thief with long bag ;)
  • cnn (22/01/2013, 02:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Today is a very special day; do not let it go to waste.

    PEACE


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