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D1 lagging under Hon Andrew A. Fahie – PVIM’s Sylvia C. Romney-Moses

- Says current state of the District requires immediate PVIM attention
“I am Sylvia Cecelia Romney Moses, and I am here to humbly offer myself as your Candidate for the 1st District in the upcoming General Elections,” the PVIM D1 hopeful said in the introduction of speech at a PVIM rally in Capoon’s Bay on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Photo: Facebook
According to Mrs Romney-Moses, “Over these past two decades, District 1 has lagged behind in just about everything… My heart pains me because this is not the district that we once knew and love,” she said in referring to the district area that is currently being represented by VIP’s Hon Fahie. Photo: VINO/File
According to Mrs Romney-Moses, “Over these past two decades, District 1 has lagged behind in just about everything… My heart pains me because this is not the district that we once knew and love,” she said in referring to the district area that is currently being represented by VIP’s Hon Fahie. Photo: VINO/File
CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI - As first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) on January 15, 2019, Ms Sylvia C. Romney-Moses has joined the Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) led, Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM-NDP 2) party as a District 1 candidate to contest the 2019 General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI).

Mrs Romney-Moses, the former Commissioner of Inland Revenue, will go head to head against Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP) incumbent, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Progressives United's (PU) Stephanie A. Brewley, aka ‘the Brown Girl in the Ring.’

New Approach 

“I am Sylvia Cecelia Romney-Moses, and I am here to humbly offer myself as your Candidate for the 1st District in the upcoming General Elections,” the PVIM D1 hopeful said in the introduction of speech at a PVIM rally in Capoon’s Bay on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

She further promised and a new approach and a new direction if the PVIM is elected to government after the 2019 polls, and claims that as part of her mandate, she will advocate under the PVIM for the people of the VI to support their plans and programmes.

“District 1 and the wider BVI, PVIM is a team with a progressive plan,” she uttered, “a team that you can trust to build a Virgin Islands that would be stronger, smarter and better,” she told those gathered.

Further, Mrs Romney-Moses says the district 1 area requires immediate attention, “return the presence of police and fire services back in our communities, see that there is a constant and reliable water supply in the district, develop a proper functioning fisherman's dock and fish market in Carrot Bay, work diligently towards the restoration of ferry terminal and seaport operations in West End,” are all issues she plan to take on if elected as representative.

D1 Lagging behind

According to Mrs Romney-Moses, “Over these past two decades, District 1 has lagged behind in just about everything… My heart pains me because this is not the district that we once knew and love,” she said in referring to the district area that is currently being represented by VIP’s Hon Fahie.   

Mrs Romney-Moses pointed out that a large part of the Territory’s economy came out of the operations of the Seaport in Sopher’s Hole, West End, which is still in need of restoration.

“Many businesses have closed or relocated or are plain out struggling due to the continued closure of this facility, the taxi drivers, the food vendors, car rental agencies, the ferry companies and of course travellers and residents, “she pointed out.

“As your representative, I will diligently work towards the restoration of ferry and seaport operations in West End", and she says clean air quality would be immediately looked into due to smoke that comes from the incinerator in Pockwood Pond.

She further planned to closely work with the appropriate ministries to establish a functioning Road Crew for District 1 to ensure that, sidewalks, gutters, garbage removal, overgrown bushes and trees are regularly maintained. 

17 Responses to “D1 lagging under Hon Andrew A. Fahie – PVIM’s Sylvia C. Romney-Moses ”

  • Real Talk (04/02/2019, 12:54) Like (31) Dislike (21) Reply
    The loan Andres them give to bi-water 43 million dollars could have gone towards the district. There is no excuse that Andrew had to be begging. He out there arguing about this government spending 7 million and no plane but where is bi-water with our 43 million dollars. They are no where to be found the company was sold after they got all our tax payer money.
  • WOWW (04/02/2019, 12:55) Like (65) Dislike (38) Reply
    Thumbs up if you think Andrew going win D1

    Thumbs down if you think Slyvia going win D1
  • Eagle Eye (04/02/2019, 13:43) Like (28) Dislike (20) Reply
    Looks as if Andrew got expose there for a bit.
  • the rock (04/02/2019, 13:56) Like (30) Dislike (43) Reply
    Andrew you are inn trouble!
  • Yes (04/02/2019, 14:46) Like (31) Dislike (18) Reply
    Don’t be fooled people Andrew is not in trouble, she can defeat Andrew? I live in the west I know, Andrew is here to stay.
  • Get it right dude (04/02/2019, 14:53) Like (89) Dislike (6) Reply
    @real talk. It’s not andrew that gave that away it’s Fraser. And guess what the old vip was still open about it talk about ndp and the cruise pier project that they signed away and cruise companies refuse to come back to the bvi now taxi man them hurting for money and then about the airport project that they give away our money, then again how them wanted to give the contact to the asians instead of a local company i get it the asians know alot but that was a plan that basically would have let the asians run our country. Ppl stop throwing a blind eye to what has been happening under the leadership of this current NDP government for the past 8 years ppl go out and vote for who will be open about our money and get us back on track. Instead of voting for who there passing money every time election comes around and it’s only NDP that passing money now listen to every candidate and vote for whom you think is right. Thank you In my opinion and Facts
    • @Get it right dude (08/02/2019, 09:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Dude are you serious? The Dr. Smith and Dr. Pico and Fraser alone did not approve those projects. The VIP had 11 seats and that is the party who approved that crap. Stop trying to twist the facts. No one has a better record of collecting kick back and wasting money than the D1 one minister. This VIP party itself have many over runs on projects: Remember the Airport, Remember the Beef Island Bridge, Remember the four-lane highway, and many more too numerous to mention. Both VIP & NDP has failed our people on accountability. 30 years and 10 years of corruptions.
      It's time for a shakeup. People of the BVI Wake up. Choose the best persons fit to lead, not the best party as usual.
  • Mark (04/02/2019, 16:47) Like (41) Dislike (6) Reply
    The No Direction Party forgetting that they sell the BiWater to themselves.
  • Truth (04/02/2019, 16:53) Like (10) Dislike (17) Reply
    Is through it is amazing how Andrew out there campaigning about wasteful spending the bi-water deal that his government at the time spent millions of our tax payers money to improve water in this country still causing a hum bug in the country. Did we benefitted from this major deal. The time he took talking about this government 7 million for a plane what about the 43 million in bi-water went with.
    • wize up (04/02/2019, 20:18) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ truth: don’t forget your tax money was used to pay the electricity bill for biwater and during the house of assembly sittings hon fraser would refuse to answer question about the bi water transaction
    • Outspoken (05/02/2019, 11:51) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      @truth. Some of you like you suffering from some kind of amnesia. The plant is there and is capable of producing water to serve the whole of Tortola but what happened, this same NDP Government refused to put the proper infrastructure in place to accommodate the water that the plant can produce. They were willful with their actions because Mark had said openly in the HOA that the people can rest assured that the plant will be sold and that they did without haste. So who to blame here? It’s so amazing at the actions that were taken after that bi-water deal but under this government millions going through the back door every day and every body sits quietly.
  • Challenger (04/02/2019, 23:49) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    West End has been lagging behjnd because Andrew has to beg for every cent he gets for the community from NDP. Things he requests government help for are delayed....why WOULD the NDP help the opposition..? they not for the people...only their own people. Andrew and his party is for ALL British Virgin Islanders. The present leader of the opposition has been with the NDP all this time.........supporting their mandate....supporting their ways.........do you really think a Zebra can change his stripes.?
    if you support PVIM then you support the NDP and nothing will change.
  • wize up (04/02/2019, 23:51) Like (14) Dislike (10) Reply
    west-side...fahie have a good a Opponent this time: Mrs Romney-Moses is fully capable of overseeing district #1.....
  • Funny (05/02/2019, 03:40) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Funny thing is, they still gonna vote for him. That’s how the BVI is, they rotate votes. Whether in history they did bad. They like to turn a blind eye to things. When are these people gonna learn? Smh...
  • bvi (07/02/2019, 17:27) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    It's time to move D1 in a new direction Forward in an up row arrow. Too much of the same under the current minister. Too much talk and no action.


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