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May 4th, 2018
Gov’t $240M in debt; @ brink of borrowing capacity- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on the Tuesday May 1, 2018 edition of the Honestly Speaking show, aired on ZBVI 780 AM, that the Leader of the Opposition and First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie and commentator Claude O. Skelton-Cline shared with listeners their views on the financial position of the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 2nd, 2016
‘Absolute rubbish!’ – says Hon Fraser on Govt's claims for violating Protocols

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith’s claim that building the territory’s economy was more important than savings at this juncture as his justification for missing the December 31, 2015 deadline for compliance to the UK’s Protocols for Effective Financial Management, is absolute rubbish, and totally unnecessary.

February 1st, 2016
Govt's violation of Protocols was to build economy – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has justified missing the December 31, 2015 deadline for compliance to the UK’s Protocols for Effective Financial Management, saying that building the territory’s economy was more important than savings at this juncture.

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.

May 5th, 2014
UK Protocols restrict Territory’s borrowing – Hon Fraser

SEA COWS’ BAY, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Third District Hon Julian Fraser, RA said that the Protocols for Effective Financial Management to which the Virgin Islands must become compliant has removed every opportunity the Territory had as far as options to raise money were concerned.

December 27th, 2013
QE II Park ballooned to $1.5M ‘tell people the truth’-Hon. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It appears that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith loves to build parks, now in their second park since taking office in November 2011. The first was completed on Virgin Gorda and opened last week.

November 8th, 2013
Economy to worsen, people are hurting-Hon. Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser, RA has argued that given the circumstances leading up to the territory's current economic situation, it stands to reason that without meaningful intervention on the part of government the economy of the Virgin Islands will worsen over the next twelve months rather than get better.

October 28th, 2013
Commentator chides Opposition for silence on cruise pier issue

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk Show host, Julio S. Henry has questioned the apparent silence of the opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and also that of some government members on the issue of Carnival Cruise Line cancelling calls to the Virgin Islands for the latter part of 2014 and beyond.

August 15th, 2013
2nd District Rep. cautions on seriousness of No-Confidence Motion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “Madam Speaker, I believe if I do what I suppose to do and we do what we suppose to do in the Opposition and we bring a Motion of No-Confidence against this Government it would be able to stand. The people would see exactly what we are talking about because we would lay a public document for the people’s consumption, for the people to see the information and we wouldn't have to say anything of no kind of assumption of that sort since the facts would then dictate.”

August 14th, 2013
Legislator chides Gov’t for alleged 'Protocols mis-dealings'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie has chided Government for putting the Territory in an irrevocable position given their treatment of the Protocols for Effective Financial Management signed in April, 2012.

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