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Electricity woes suppressing for JVD residents

The issues of electricity and others, residents said, are very sore ones but despite the claim of being seldom visited they were very open in congratulating VIP Chairman Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) and First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie for standing up for the people of the Territory especially at the level of the House of Assembly (HoA). Photo: VINO
The issue of electricity was not a new song to the ears of the VIP Chairman Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) since this was one of the issues raised in his address during the July 16, 2014 meeting on the island of Jost Van Dyke. Photo: VINO
The issue of electricity was not a new song to the ears of the VIP Chairman Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) since this was one of the issues raised in his address during the July 16, 2014 meeting on the island of Jost Van Dyke. Photo: VINO
Many complained of continuing to feel neglected as they said it is a trend of politicians not to visit the Island on a regular basis. Photo: VINO
Many complained of continuing to feel neglected as they said it is a trend of politicians not to visit the Island on a regular basis. Photo: VINO
GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – Residents of the Sister Island of Jost Van Dyke (JVD) feel left out in the wilderness claiming that they are being treated with scant regard when it comes to the issue of electricity generation and distribution for both commercial and domestic purposes.

“Right now we have a power problem over here and nobody come for a meeting with us, we got a generator yes but nobody haven’t hold [any] meeting with us and say exactly, what time, what’s happening, when they going do this,” said the Jost Van Dyke resident.

This was brought to the attention of Leader of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) and his team while at the second in a series of community meetings to be held across the Territory. The meeting was held in Ruby’s Conference Room on July 16, 2014 with residents turning out in great numbers.

Many complained of continuing to feel neglected as they said it is a trend of politicians not to visit the Island on a regular basis. “I think it’s a great disrespect of the current party, the Virgin Islands Party have done it in the past too… But it’s a great disrespect, four years done gone and we haven’t seen nobody, nobody ain’t come tell us nothing,” said the resident.

The concerned resident who took courage in venting his feeling and sharing his concerns also to Hon Fraser and his team that he had several serious questions that he required answers for but they required the presence of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) as they are the ones directly responsible, being in the governing seats.

The issues of electricity and others, residents said, are very sore ones but despite the claim of being seldom visited they were very open in congratulating Hon Fraser and First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie for standing up for the people of the Territory especially at the level of the House of Assembly (HoA).

”I want to (congratulate) you for always [being] on the radio and the news sites and media letting us know what’s going on because really and truly you is a big thing,” said one resident at the meeting.

The issue of electricity was not a new song to the ears of the VIP Chairman since this was one of the areas highlighted in his address. “You have been plagued with issues pertaining to electricity which makes no sense. Again, a basic necessity such as electricity in the 21st century is a right. I will ensure you [have] that right,” Hon Fraser said in his opening address to the residents.

The sore issue of water ambulance was another one he alluded to. “I am aware of your denial to access to Water Ambulance services to Tortola, and I say this is wrong and will be addressed. Persons in Jost Van Dyke must be provided with access to the only public hospital in the Territory as if they were living on Tortola,” said Hon Fraser.

8 Responses to “Electricity woes suppressing for JVD residents”

  • virgin gorda (21/07/2014, 09:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Out going and incoming premier
  • ABC (21/07/2014, 09:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ndp must go!
  • David (21/07/2014, 10:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great to see people standing up for themselves and recognizing these kinds of problems exist in both NDP and VIP. Glad they are making their voices heard. Well done JVD. Maybe the change that BVI politics needs started with you.
  • ---------------------- (21/07/2014, 10:35) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    JVD is a VIP distrct before alvin left and the facts remain the NDP does not care about the 1, 2, 3 , and 9 disctricts only to undermind the sitting dis rep to get votes shameful cant wait until the next elections
  • David (21/07/2014, 13:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is a shame that you are right in that depending upon who your representative is, that is how resources could be allocated. Instead of this being about all of us, the two current main political parties have turned this into one district versus another. People really need to join together before more division takes root.
  • come nah (21/07/2014, 20:36) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Vip must come
  • VI Proud (22/07/2014, 12:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is a degree of superciliousness in theNDP attitude towards the poor vulnerable people.


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