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First Cabinet Meeting set for March 7, 2019 on VG

Premier Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), in consultation with the Governor Mr Augustus J.U. Jaspert, has decided that the first meeting of the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands (VI) be held on the Sister Island of Virgin Gorda this Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Village Cafe & Restaurant (Olde Yard Village). Photo: VINO
According to a press release from the Government Information Service (GIS) dated March 6, 2019, Hon Fahie said,
According to a press release from the Government Information Service (GIS) dated March 6, 2019, Hon Fahie said, "I promised to lead a Government of inclusion so I am holding true to my word with this initial step for this Administration's first Cabinet meeting to be convened on our Sister Island of Virgin Gorda.” Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), in consultation with the Governor Mr Augustus J.U. Jaspert, has decided that the first meeting of the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands (VI) be held on the Sister Island of Virgin Gorda this Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Village Cafe & Restaurant (Olde Yard Village).

Historic move

According to a press release from the Government Information Service (GIS) dated March 6, 2019, Hon Fahie said, "I promised to lead a Government of inclusion so I am holding true to my word with this initial step for this Administration's first Cabinet meeting to be convened on our Sister Island of Virgin Gorda.”

“This historic move to hold Thursday’s Cabinet meeting on Virgin Gorda is very significant because the Cabinet makes decisions that affect residents on the Sister Islands so it is very important that we also convene meetings there and on other Sister Islands in the future," Hon Fahie continued.

According to the release, Chairman of the Cabinet, Governor Jaspert welcomed the move and it noted that at Thursday’s meeting, the Governor would administer the Oaths and Affirmations of Allegiance and for Due Execution of Office to the Premier and his Ministers as Members of the Fourth Cabinet of the Virgin Islands in accordance with Section 61 of the Constitution.

Procedures & Roles

The release further notes, “The Governor also said that the first Cabinet meeting would focus on familiarizing the new Cabinet about its procedures, the roles of the Ministry of Finance, the Attorney General’s Chambers and the Rule of Law and the Policy Process.”

Presenters will include Attorney General, Hon Baba Aziz; Financial Secretary, Mr Glenroy A. Forbes; Cabinet Secretary, Sandra Ward; and now that the Cabinet holds digital meetings, Principal of Rovika Inc, ExcoTrack software developer, Mr Dennison Daley.

17 Responses to “First Cabinet Meeting set for March 7, 2019 on VG ”

  • What? (06/03/2019, 20:14) Like (21) Dislike (58) Reply
    So the public is not invited to the Cabinet meeting why spend money on the logistics to get all those people over there. This is so comical, really today was a day of laughs for politics! I could understand having the first hoa over there but all this work for a Cabinet meeting is funny.
    • @what? (06/03/2019, 22:18) Like (19) Dislike (5) Reply
      So why are you fretting up a storm over a few hundred dollars worth of tickets on Speedy's in the name of including our sister island and boosting the VG economy a little? In contrast, what do you have to show for the $7.2m? Why not go kick up about that?!
    • Vg man (07/03/2019, 01:18) Like (21) Dislike (9) Reply
      So whenever it comes to doing anything in VG it is always an issue for some of ayo in Tola. We are part of the VI also. Great move Premier Fahie.
    • Territory first (07/03/2019, 07:03) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
      One either gets this or doesn’t to be honest and you don’t and very likely won’t and it’s ok. Premier Fahie and his team are doing their thing and are to be applauded for wanting to achieve meaningful change for the Territory however small and incremental the steps. We should all coalesce around supporting them for the good of the country which is our home. In the interest of full disclosure, I’m not from here and can’t vote but it is my home which I love and feel blessed to be a part of. Supporting the Government in doing right for the country while holding them accountable will be good for all of us.
      • @ What? (07/03/2019, 12:48) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
        I agree with your sentiments not a soul other than them will be at this meeting. Waste of time carrying it VG. I guess the next meeting will be Anegada or perhaps JVD... it's only fair.
    • Outlaw (07/03/2019, 08:59) Like (21) Dislike (5) Reply
      @what. If you don’t understand please ask a question and stop making yourself an ass. Since when the public is invited to cabinet meetings. This is a Government of openness and inclusion. Please give them the chance to serve the people openly. Get with the program and arise from your slumber.
      • Joker (07/03/2019, 12:41) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
        That's the point no one can come so why rack up the additional expense to do this. Learn to read, comprehend and reason.
    • @ What? (07/03/2019, 17:57) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Boat Fare $350.00
      Taxis $75.00
      Coffee/Catering $150.00

      Show of support and appreciation to the people of VG -- PRICELESS!

      Go Suck Salt!
      • Easy to impress (07/03/2019, 22:32) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        Really the governor, premier and their assigned police protection going on a taxi? Give me a break. So to show support for VG he should hold a cabinet meeting? Wow! Lol
  • A+ (06/03/2019, 21:02) Like (54) Dislike (18) Reply
    Fahie is pushing all the right buttons.
  • Xxx (06/03/2019, 22:33) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good idea Vg is part of the bvi
  • Damon (07/03/2019, 08:27) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    Great Job Premier...Inclusion of thr sister islands are very important.. a lot of times they are placed on the back burner and only become truly known at Election time..you be a voice for all persons in the BVI-Locals and Expats alike..May God continue to Bless and walk with you and your crew.. Inclusion will speak volume to the people - that they matter and the needs of their island matters..Keep up the Good work.. KUDOS!!
  • Xaveryna (07/03/2019, 09:12) Like (6) Dislike (16) Reply
    DAH MEK SENSE?
    • Hog Head (07/03/2019, 09:25) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Lord...sweetie you again?? Sigh.
    • vi political (07/03/2019, 17:52) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      Now we all know that is not Xav because she would know how to spell her own name. I don't know why you people are so. Also it does not make any lik of sense, but watching on.

      in 2011 the Auditor General provided a financial report after NDP got in, so where is the one now after VIP got in. I thought Hon.Fahie said he has to "check the books" first. I thought this cabinet meeting was public since we gone til VG. What was the real purpose? Inclusion? how was it inclusion?
  • 12 Years (07/03/2019, 10:13) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
    this government will be in power for at least 12 years
  • Sister Islands (07/03/2019, 12:58) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    There is something about that term that irks me!!.


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