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‘Contractors still owed by Gov't for work done in First District in 2015’ – Hon Fahie

- Annual First District Report to highlight positives achieved in District without Gov't's help
Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said that when he presents his annual First District report to his constituents on Saturday January 23, 2016 at the Capoon’s Bay Recreational Grounds from 7:00 pm, he will be speaking about what has occurred in the district especially since the holding of snap election on June 8, 2015. Photo: VINO/File
A gathering of First District residents who Hon Fahie was addressing last year. Photo: VINO/File
A gathering of First District residents who Hon Fahie was addressing last year. Photo: VINO/File
CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI - Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said when he presents his annual First District report to his constituents on Saturday January 23, 2016 at the Capoon’s Bay Recreational Grounds from 7:00 pm, he will be speaking about what has occurred in the district, especially since the holding of snap elections on June 8, 2015.

In addition, he said most of what has happened progressively in the district has nothing to do with the physical infrastructure, noting that these required Government’s financial input.

“A lot of the things I wanted fixed in the district haven’t been fixed yet because whenever you check they have difficulty finding the funding. For example the regular upkeep of the recreational areas, the modernisation and maintenance of the Capoon’s Bay Clinic and a series of other things,” he said, speaking to this news site in Capoon’s Bay on Saturday January 16, 2016.

He said the situation continues although they are being told that the Government’s finances are in good shape. “All of the signs seem to suggest differently, especially when you hear about the different correspondences going through the Government departments asking them to be mindful of spending in 2016.”

He mentioned that contractors are not being paid for work done in 2015. “Those have been my challenges in terms of getting monies to do works down here. But I will also be speaking of the areas in which I have been successful…finding employment for youth, the Career Fair and Job Expo and any other areas that I worked on and didn’t need direct funding from Government,” he said.

“These are to prepare the youth for the future because the theme of the report is ‘The Future belongs to the Prepared,” he said. “My aim is to have people prepared…educational wise, experience wise, so they can have a future,” said Honourable Fahie.

NDP most 'corrupt'

During his Annual Report presentation on January 24, 2015, Honourable Fahie raised a firestorm when he labelled the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government the most corrupt in the modern history of the Virgin Islands and called them morally and politically bankrupt.

“This government has been the most corrupt government in the modern history of this Territory,” Hon Fahie had said. “They have repeatedly used this Territory as their personal piggy banks; and they have refused to adhere to the principles of good governance,” he said. “Project NDP has proven to be morally and politically bankrupt and corrupt."

“They only adhere to the rules when it benefits them and theirs. After all, Crafts Alive was well over a million dollars and no tendering was done for that project; Spooner Estate roads and walls was well over a million dollars and no tendering was done for that project; Georgie Hill road project was well over a million dollars and no tendering was done for that project. The list can go on and on,” he said, citing examples of the alleged corruption.

17 Responses to “‘Contractors still owed by Gov't for work done in First District in 2015’ – Hon Fahie”

  • wize up (18/01/2016, 08:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    stay tuned!!
  • Bernie Sanders (18/01/2016, 09:16) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    "The Worst IS Yet TO COME"Where is Miss P? Hiding in shame,everything this government touch is going to hell,they are like bird sh$$$t all over the place..No water,no sewage,roads digging up over and over,I have to shake Fahie hand unlike others,he is so correct this time..Feel the Bern..
    • @ bernie sanders (18/01/2016, 11:06) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Heard she got into a fenda bender last night in her GV...vino you missed that one
      • Quiet Storm (18/01/2016, 12:14) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        Is it true that former legislator Eilene Parsons is being driven around in government-owned vehicle? And if so why? Is being driven around in a government-owned vehicle part of former legislators retirement package? Or is the privilege reserved for hard core supporters and consultant? If Ms. P gets injured in this vehicle is she covered under the insurance polic? Only covered employees should be riding in or operating government vehicles. All the folks that have work-to-home vehicles should be taxed on the benefit. Are government employees getting a transportation allowance as well as a government vehicle? Most government vehicles should parked at the end of the work day. If personnel have to be called out after normal working hours, give them an hour for travel time and pay them for actual time work (minimum of three hours).
  • Info (18/01/2016, 09:21) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    If you want money from the NDP for work done then go buy a plane.
  • born here (18/01/2016, 09:27) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Speak Fahie Speak
  • First district (18/01/2016, 09:29) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    If two things Fahie has done that I really like & appreciate is the District after school homework programme & helping the youth of the area to get employment. Good job sir.
  • To me (18/01/2016, 09:35) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    To me the NDP have us under some kind of magical spell. No where in the world can a government disrespect its people so much & so often & get away with it to the point that the more bad the NDP does the more people love them. THIS IS NOT NATURAL!!!!!
    • Yes (18/01/2016, 10:53) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
      You under a moo moo spell!
      • Hmm (18/01/2016, 12:41) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        We know and we going un moo moo ourselves next time around. Tell NDP them to come with 4 year contracts then. No 4 year contracts no XXXXX. All 5 might be done but we going consider keeping one or two.
  • ccc (18/01/2016, 11:07) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope Fahie keeps fighting as Frazer seems like he gone sleep
    • @ccc (18/01/2016, 12:09) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      Why you think the NDP was against Frazer so hard during the campaign... because he saw straight through them. The aim was to get the people not to listen to Frazer to get things done how they want.
    • wize up (18/01/2016, 12:31) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply

      @ CCC; all he cares about is the third district in particular sea cows bay: any other area or persons in the territory can go to hell....the "territory" next Premier!!!!

      • @ wize up (18/01/2016, 22:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
  • lord o. (18/01/2016, 11:18) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I haven't gotten paid for performing in the village...The BVI is in disarray... People not getting paid. I never see another country dig their good roads up so often..so many bad decisions.. Seems like a country with no plan and no compassion...
  • frustrated (18/01/2016, 15:24) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lots of people not paid yet and still no budget . Poor example of leadership
  • H darley (18/01/2016, 17:59) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I in the same boat


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