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January 27th, 2016
'Whose interest are we serving with Legal Prof. Act amendments?' – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has questioned the Government as to whose interest is being served by the amendments to the Legal Profession Act after the legislation had been agreed upon just about one year ago.

January 26th, 2016
Hons Fraser, Fahie slam Govt for rushing legislation through HOA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie warned the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government against making the rushing of legislation through the House of Assembly the norm rather than the exception.

January 23rd, 2016
Gov't's call to audit itself an insult – Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA has come out swinging at Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith for effectively announcing that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government will be investigating itself on the cruise pier development project.

January 20th, 2016
‘Run water agency from rates collected’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA said the revenue collected from water services should be used to run the Water and Sewerage Department (W&SD) in the same way the electricity utility is run.

January 19th, 2016
‘Rosewood Little Dix resort closure would have cost NDP election’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said that had the election process been allowed to run its normal course and had there not been snap elections, the news of the imminent closure of Rosewood Little Dix Bay, together with that of Biras Creek Resort would have spelt doom for the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) chances at holding on to Government.

January 10th, 2016
UPDATE: Hon Fraser says Hon Vanterpool assured 3rd District will get water!

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA said he is keeping his “fingers crossed” as he has heard from Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) on water relief for the people of the Third District.

January 6th, 2016
‘A.O. Shirley a true gentleman & model citizen’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA called recently deceased Virgin Islands stalwart Alexander O. Shirley, MBE a true gentleman who embodied the virtues of a model citizen.

December 26th, 2015
‘Work of HoA shrouded in secrecy’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said that much of the work of the House of Assembly (HoA) is shrouded in secrecy and wants this to change in the name of good governance and transparency.

December 25th, 2015
The return of NDP resulted in hardship on the people – Opp Leader Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said that the fact that people in the territory have seen it fit to return the National Democratic Party (NDP) to power at the June 8, 2015 election, it can be an interpretation that all is well and the desire of the people is to leave well alone.

November 24th, 2015
Syrian refugees heading to the Caribbean! Should VI take some?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – According to a recent CNN online article, the terrorist attacks in Paris showed the world just how vulnerable a free society can be. The attacks have also caused Europe and the United States to rethink their refugee programmes. The refugees fleeing armed conflict in places such as Iraq and Syria among others may now be eyeing the open doors of the Caribbean.

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