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Fahie wants to pay citizens for ‘Good Ideas’

- Says most of the solutions the territory needs is already here
Rewarding citizens for ‘Good Ideas’ through a think tank committee is one way Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Chairman, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says he will lead if elected Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI). Photo: GIS/File
Hon Fahie says that ideas matter regardless of their origin and one way to get those ideas is by staying in contact with the people of the territory. Photo: Internet Source
Hon Fahie says that ideas matter regardless of their origin and one way to get those ideas is by staying in contact with the people of the territory. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Rewarding citizens for ‘Good Ideas’ through a think tank committee is one way Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Chairman, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says he will lead if elected Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI).

The former Opposition Leader was at the time responding to questions on how he intends to move the country into a finically prosperous future, to which he responded that the solution to major issues in the territory already exists in the VI.

Think Tank Committee

“Another area is to make sure we have a think tank committee… most of the solutions we need are right here, but the [NDP] government have stopped listing to the people,” Mr Fahie told the press on Monday, January 7, 2019, in the studios of the Caribbean Broadcast Network (CBN) in Road Town, Tortola.

He says that ideas matter regardless of their origin and one way to get those ideas is by staying in contact with the people of the territory.

“One of the things we want to do is stay in constant contact with the people but also, to have a think tank committee, right here for the people by our people, a good idea is a good idea no matter where it comes from,” he said.

Election Promise?

Mr Fahie continued, “And also to institute… once the idea works, how do we be able to give a stipend to the person who brought that idea to government and it worked,” he underscored.

The VIP Chairman is adamant that citizens must be compensated for ideas that can push the territory forward in his quest to encourage cooperation.

“If you give a good idea and it works, you should be rewarded in some shape or form once the country benefits from it.”

It is unclear how much compensation citizens will receive for their ideas, however, Hon Fahie has pledged to work, ‘hand in hand and shoulder to shoulder,’ with the people of the VI if elected Premier.  

11 Responses to “Fahie wants to pay citizens for ‘Good Ideas’”

  • Asking for a friend... (09/01/2019, 09:10) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    But ndp done broke the bank where will he get the money from?
  • NICK (09/01/2019, 11:04) Like (29) Dislike (3) Reply
    few good ideas for free:
    get the roads fix.
    get sewage fix.
    legalise marijuana.
  • Citizen (09/01/2019, 11:13) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
    He does not need to pay a citizen for good ideas. We must always consider country above self! At this crossroad in BVI, I encourage any citizen to join his think tank and offer up your good ideas for our betterment and advancement.

    Another thing, my advice to Mr. Fahie is to stay focused on the solutions and issues. We don't want to hear anything about what NDP had not done or is not doing. We are not interested in character assassinations. Learn from the world stage, that old time type politics no longer works. We will be turned off if you do not change course.
    • RealPol (09/01/2019, 13:08) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Real talk.
    • @citizen (09/01/2019, 14:30) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      I would be interested in joining.

      However, You will be turned off. I want an account of where my tax dollars went. That’s just good financial management.
  • Interesting (09/01/2019, 15:27) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who determines what is a "good idea"?
  • Political Observer (PO) (09/01/2019, 17:30) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Hon Andrew Alturo Fahie (D-1), Leader of VIP, focus on the core/nucleus issues, ie, economy, infrastructure, public safety, education, health, environmental issues, employment....etc, not margin issues. Any serious party that wants to form the government must bring to the table a core/cadre of issues, policies, programmes....etc on how it will manage the territory’s affairs. Awarding civil servants a nominal sum for beneficial suggestions that yield actual/verifiable results, ie, cost savings is ok. The beneficial suggestion approach must be in a set policy. Also not averse to private or public think tanks. But paying them is another tory.
  • If Elected? (09/01/2019, 19:08) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Thanks for recognizing the process. Getting elected first. Then putting your hat in the ring hoping that you may be elected amongst other successful party leaders, to be selected as primier. Gonna be a long long journey. All the best my friend.
    • @If Elected (10/01/2019, 23:11) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Please give me a break. Fahie idea is an excellent one. Some of you are just haters


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