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'Bald headed' Minister attempting to intimidate opposition – Hon. Fahie

- says NDP not a government in the sunshine but instead is seeking to make public blind
First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie has come out swinging against government detractors of his party, and in particular, an unnamed bald-headed minister who he alleges has attempted to bully and intimidate himself and other Members of the Opposition. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the annual First District report ceremony held at Capoon's Bay Recreational Grounds last evening, January 18, 2014. Photo: VINO
CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie has come out swinging against government detractors of his party, and in particular, an unnamed “bald headed minister”, who he alleged has attempted to bully and intimidate himself and other Members of the Opposition.

During his Annual Report to the people of the First District delivered last evening, January 18, 2014, at the Capoon’s Bay Recreational Grounds, Hon. Fahie charged that the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) ‘questionable actions’, among other things, are aimed at bullying the public and trying to keep them blind.

One particular reference was to the issue of the cruise pier expansion project. “Let me clearly state that I am 100% in favour of a credible expansion of our cruise pier.  However, I am not supportive of the many apparent questionable actions involved in getting it done.  This is not a government in the sunshine.  This is a government that wants to bully us and keep us blind,” Hon. Fahie said.

The former Education Minister in the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government, claimed that what is even more alarming, is the public criticisms the Auditor General is getting from key members of the NDP Administration for doing an audit on the cruise pier project.

Hon. Fahie expressed concern at claims that personnel from the Ministry of Finance are blatantly disrespecting the Auditor General and refusing to cooperate fully with her office.   

“It raises many red flags when the Ministry of Finance is promoting that the Auditor General cannot audit them while they are involved in any ongoing project,” Hon. Fahie said, “They honestly feel that the Auditor General can only audit them after a project is finished.”

He declare that such a philosophy totally contradicts the Constitution of the Virgin Islands in regards to the power of the Office of the Auditor General and also contradicts the Act that governs the role of the Auditor General.   

According to Hon. Fahie, “When you analyze what the Ministry of Finance is really saying, then one can safely conclude that this Government wants to dictate how they will be audited, when they will be audited and by whom they will be audited.” He added that this raises serious concern about the authenticity of information coming out of the Ministry of Finance.  

Intimidation attempts from “bald headed” Minister 

Citing intimidation attempts from the un-named “bald headed” Minister, Hon Fahie alleged, “…a bald headed Minister [tried] to threaten me that if the Opposition doesn’t stop asking them questions they would have to go back to the files and try to dig up some kind of dirt and then try to use it to destroy members of the Opposition.”

However, the First District Representative sounded a warning while noting that he has endured many struggles in his lifetime, including being shot and stabbed. “In case that bald headed Minister forgot let me just remind him that I have been through a lot in my life.  I have been shot once; stabbed twice among other things, but with God’s help I have overcome,” Hon. Fahie said.

Afterwards, Hon. Fahie repeatedly declined invitations by several members of the media to identify the Minister who had made the alleged threats.

He explained that his experiences gained through many struggles then and now have made him wiser and stronger as a person and as a leader.  

Over the years, Hon. Fahie related, his many challenges did not make him bitter but made him better instead; they increased his faith and made him not afraid, not ashamed and never to be intimidated.  He also added that it has also made him more caring, more loving, and more forgiving, but not foolish. 

“Actions such as what that bald headed Minister raised his Ebenezer [head] to do makes me safely conclude that this is not a Government in the sunshine.  This a government that wants to bully us and keep us blind,” he reiterated. 

Half-baked answers from government in the HOA 

Hon. Fahie reported to the people that getting tangible answers to questions in the House of Assembly (HOA) asked to Ministers of the NDP government is quite a task and further complained that he was only receiving half-baked answers. 

“I have asked the status of many projects and programmes such as the Frenchman Cay Bridge, Carrot Bay Post Office, Fisherman dock in Carrot Bay, Global Water Associates contract, Sopher’s Hole Jetty improvement project, the addressing of the many potholes in the roads in the First District, the bush cutting in the First District, the Queen Elizabeth Park project, National Health Insurance, just to name a few; but the kind of half-baked answers that are given… when they do decide to answer, makes me safely conclude that this is not a Government in the sunshine,” he noted.

50 Responses to “'Bald headed' Minister attempting to intimidate opposition – Hon. Fahie”

  • Kingfish (19/01/2014, 09:54) Like (36) Dislike (27) Reply
    Fahie is out of place for calling a government minister "bald headed" it is unbecoming, unprofessional and shows a lack of respect for the members of the HOA. No wonder the BVI is in the state that it is.
    • @ Kingfish (19/01/2014, 11:24) Like (29) Dislike (17) Reply
      Dat antiguan is out of place to threaten her colleagues
      • 2015 is our turn (20/01/2014, 07:56) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
        Leave dem evil people only the next election can deal with them!
    • OhKala (19/01/2014, 12:02) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
      @Kingfish, is the term "bald headed" derogatory?
    • @kingfish (19/01/2014, 12:16) Like (15) Dislike (10) Reply
      You just get away your one sided self. How come you aint say that the bald headed Minister is out of place for trying to threaten an elected official. People like you only see what is wrong with who you hate but not with who you love. That amounts to a hypocrite.
      • Kingfish (19/01/2014, 12:45) Like (23) Dislike (5) Reply
        Fahie should show more class and if he did show more class it would elevated him above and beyond the so called " baldheaded member" by referring to the minister as "baldheaded" it puts him {Fahie} in the same boat as the other member of the HOA.
    • Come on (19/01/2014, 12:59) Like (16) Dislike (6) Reply
      Nothing is wrong with what Fahie said. Bald headed is not a negative term so stop trying to make a mountain out of a mould. What is bad is a Minister threatening another elected official. That's what is bad but for some persons the NDP are never wrong.
    • wise up (19/01/2014, 13:54) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      but the man head bald...fahie should have said the minister without hair !!!!
    • Remember (19/01/2014, 15:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Fahie should not be calling names. I remember when they used to call him "Baby Huey" "The Michelin Man" "Tug Boat" "Lard Ass" "Fat Albert", "Rolly Polly", "Lazy" etc. He should know that name calling is meant to hurt people's feelings. Why didn't he just say Myron, we all know who he is talking about. At least men with bald heads look good. I see losing weight makes THINK he is handsome. He just made himself look like he was having a temper tantrum which is very immature.
    • govern (19/01/2014, 15:58) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
      So wait, what is wrong with calling a minister bald head, is there a bald headed minister, if there is what is disrespectful about that, strupppsssssssss.
  • car key (19/01/2014, 09:55) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Well mey bouy look ting for me tis church morning
  • Excellent (19/01/2014, 10:14) Like (13) Dislike (12) Reply
    Excellent speech. I have more respect for this man now.
  • Hmm (19/01/2014, 10:18) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    I love the First time home owners plan for struggling local people.
  • on (19/01/2014, 10:19) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    The speech was on like popcorn.
  • thank you (19/01/2014, 10:29) Like (16) Dislike (9) Reply
    As a public servant I can say that this NDP have the service intimidated & scared & no one is standing up for us because the top of the service are all NDP. Lord send help.
    • Correction (20/01/2014, 23:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      When the NDP took office the uk was making plans to cut government workers and the ndp stood up for you all. Its not silver and gold yet but they are doing their best to keep you all employed
  • Embarassing (19/01/2014, 11:04) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    @ Excellent, Hmm, on & thank you: you blogging early as the same person.

    None the less, the event was pure blah, blah, blah, blah. WHY?! Cause nothing has been done in the district so it was the typical BLAME game as usual! The homework programme is not even Andrew's original idea cause we heard this before last elections from other candidates.
    • LOL (19/01/2014, 13:02) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      Whenever many persons blog against the gobernment then people like you you always feel that it is one person. Pressure burst pipe. If you think you see anything yet stick around.
      • Embarassing (19/01/2014, 17:40) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
        @ LOL - pressure burst Andrew pipe cause he did not say much last night beside blame Government. What has he done in the last two years??!! Waiting........crickets beepings! LOL
  • Voters (19/01/2014, 11:07) Like (10) Dislike (10) Reply
    At least fahie had solutions great speech incoming deputy premier
    • Look Out! (19/01/2014, 14:16) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply

      So who you got as premier? Can't be Fraser, you must be MAD! If it is he, might as well NDP stay in power and I am a VIP supporter!

      • @ Look Out! (19/01/2014, 18:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        you Keep me yawning over your hoghwash and silly commnets who the hell else can be the next Premier but HON JULIAN FRASER and i supported the ndp all my life and my sister is on the excusitve so sit your rass down we the people will MAke the change
    • Strupes (19/01/2014, 17:42) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      solutions you say?! Where? Deputy Premier.....who you have to be Premier....?

      oh lord, I just get the belly......toilet please!
    • the rock (19/01/2014, 21:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      lol..so who is the incoming premier..i await!
  • ccc (19/01/2014, 11:25) Like (11) Dislike (12) Reply
    Ndp must go its now cystal clear!!!!
  • 18 (19/01/2014, 13:47) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    Can't wait to vote.
  • Charley Rosehe (19/01/2014, 14:53) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well said Hon. Fahie. You are enlightening the people of what is taking place in the country. Keep up the good work. Take the fight to the street for the people to see that they are been fooled. The government in the sunshine has gone in darkness. Only flipping and flopping to fool the people. Wait and you will see the results. God is not wearing sleeping pyjama. I think Fahie is doing a good job and needs re-election. Where is Ralphie. What is he doing as opposition leader.
  • Marie (19/01/2014, 15:46) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    FAHIE JUST SHOWED ALL THE CHILDREN THAT HE IS SUPPOSED TO BE LEADING THAT IT IS O.K. TO CALL PEOPLE NAMES TO GET THEIR POINT ACROSS. It seems the education system has failed him too, so what chance do the children have? He needs to check himself before making public statements. So embarrassing.
  • PAM (19/01/2014, 15:51) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Place was so empty you could hear crickets.
  • Rasta man (19/01/2014, 16:01) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree with the brother...them is bald head & them is bald head.
  • civil servant (19/01/2014, 18:15) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    BUT THE BALL HEAD MAN EVEN DOES THREATEN AND TRY TO INTIMIDATE CIVIL SERVANTS Who vex vex
  • wow (19/01/2014, 18:28) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    All 15 of his supporters showed up and the gathering was honouref by the presence of Julian Fraser.
    That tall handsome GQ well toned and well put together intelligent dignified bald headed man of action can rest easy.
  • SHAME (19/01/2014, 19:08) Like (10) Dislike (8) Reply
    I am ashamed to be a Tortolian. We are the laughing stock around the region, soon the World. Shame on Hon Fahie, he could have made his point without being disrespectful to another minister. What message are we sending to our young people. Very dissapointing
  • yes (19/01/2014, 19:29) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    All of them are a bunch of "bald headed" people. Think positive and leave all the name calling out of it. Life is too short for all of this negativism.
  • yes (19/01/2014, 19:29) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    All of them are a bunch of "bald headed" people. Think positive and leave all the name calling out of it. Life is too short for all of this negativism.
  • North east (19/01/2014, 20:28) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Myron head is no different to Andrew's head.. Andrew is cracking up, he needs to get a grip of himself.
    • North west (20/01/2014, 01:24) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      Cracking up is joke! This man has downright lost it! Prescription Zoloft please.
    • ova and out (20/01/2014, 02:19) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      ndp paid bloggers are out even on a sunday well saw
  • How soon (20/01/2014, 01:49) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    How soon do we forget. Myron called Ralph an Emperor without clothes but that was ok. Clause called Dancia an empty Karoseen pan but that was ok but Fahie calling a man whose head is bald bald headed & ayo one sided crook want to kill him. How soon do we convieniently forget once it is the NDP.
  • Children (20/01/2014, 11:50) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    SO childish of Andrew
  • ranking vip (20/01/2014, 11:52) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Andrew didnt even say ballhead myron, so whaat is the fuss all about
    • question (20/01/2014, 15:56) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Don't you think it would have been disrespectful to be call him fat whale when he was huge? Well its the same thing here. Stop the childish name callings its not call.
  • off topic a bit but.... (20/01/2014, 19:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I think if the efficiency aspect of the voting process were improved - that is, on the actual day of voting at the polling station - more people would turn out to vote.
  • Cherish (20/01/2014, 19:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You people to damn childish,minister and all.like children squabbling on a playground.
  • Do unto others as you would like them do to yo (20/01/2014, 21:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This was unprofessional. The other Minister could have called embarrassing names too.


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