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Gerard St. C. Farara, will he run or will he not?

-says I am at a point where I would like to make that kind of a contribution
Respected VI Queen’s Counsel and member of the Inner Bar, Mr Gerard St. C. Farara, has all but confirmed a bid for public office in the upcoming General Elections, saying instead, “I am certainly at a point really, where I would like to make that kind of a contribution to the country.” Photo: GIS
Gerard St. C. Farara QC, gave his position during a recent guest appearance on Claude O. Skelton-Cline’s Honestly Speaking, on August 21, 2018 and was again confronted with the question of a bid for public office. Photo: Team of Reporters
Gerard St. C. Farara QC, gave his position during a recent guest appearance on Claude O. Skelton-Cline’s Honestly Speaking, on August 21, 2018 and was again confronted with the question of a bid for public office. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Respected Virgin Islands’ (VI) Queen’s Counsel (QC) and member of the Inner Bar, Mr Gerard St. C. Farara, has all but confirmed a bid for Public Office in the upcoming General Elections, saying only, “I am certainly at a point really, where I would like to make that kind of a contribution to the country.”

Farara QC, gave his position during a recent guest appearance on Claude O. Skelton-Cline’s radio programme, Honestly Speaking, on August 21, 2018, on ZBVI 780 AM and was again confronted again, with the question of a bid for Public Office.

“Any minute now you will get a decision,” concluded Farara QC, in his discourse with host, Skelton-Cline, but not before revealing that, “I think at this stage, the people, the country needs people to step forward.”

Critical Juncture

According to the eminent VI Attorney, “we are at a critical juncture in our country, not just simply because of the devastation that has taken place with the hurricanes.”

He was adamant “…the country needs people who are serious, who loves the country, who want to step forward.”

Speaking to his personal bid, Farara QC said, “...there are other considerations which are being considered.”

Gerard QC is senior partner and head of dispute resolution at prolific VI Law Firm Collas Crill where he has been practising law for more than 39 years and is the second native Virgin Islander to practice law in the VI.

Appointed QC in 1996, Gerard is the most senior lawyer and the leading Queens Counsel at the VI Bar, specialising in civil, insolvency and commercial litigation.

The VI Queen’s Counsel has also served as an acting judge of the High Court and Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and, most recently, as the judge of the Commercial Court in VI.

He has also served in various capacities on many Governmental and statutory Boards, most notably as Chairman of the 2003 Constitutional Review Commission and as member of the Constitutional Negotiating Team for the VI and is one of the architects of the Virgin Islands Constitutional Order 2007.

36 Responses to “Gerard St. C. Farara, will he run or will he not? ”

  • Flagpoopo (27/08/2018, 10:46) Like (38) Dislike (19) Reply
    Leave those old grabbers alone. Those the people that spend they life building them self now they looking a new hobby and retiremmebt plan. Ooooh I am sooo bored. Dead on arrival!!! He should have done more in he prime for country!!!!!!!! Take your money and stuff it in your %#*%~€~+=]}!!!!
  • Xxxx (27/08/2018, 10:50) Like (12) Dislike (10) Reply
    Run baby run
  • WOWW (27/08/2018, 11:06) Like (8) Dislike (12) Reply
    Hope he runs with the VIP.
    VIP all the way!!!
  • Citizen (27/08/2018, 11:18) Like (28) Dislike (8) Reply
    He is not a peoples person and too much too himself, I cant vote for him if he runs;
    • Future (27/08/2018, 11:50) Like (10) Dislike (14) Reply
      I will give you an vote Jerry. It is your turn.
    • Run Mr. Farara!! (27/08/2018, 12:50) Like (30) Dislike (25) Reply
      That's where we fall short in BVI. He is a qualified individual who has a lot to offer in the development of this territory. Being a people's person is not a qualification. You can waste your vote in the popularity contest. That is on you. Please, come with a sound and sensible reason why a candidate should not be considered an appropriate candidate. Ole time politic is no more.
      • Rubberish (27/08/2018, 15:25) Like (17) Dislike (8) Reply

        In the development of whattttt country u talking mehson. This man was developing himself now he ole a$s realize the country wasn’t developing with him. Only he little elite friends them.

      • Run? (29/08/2018, 16:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Point blank, We don't want him!1
    • yes (29/08/2018, 10:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Those who can't or won't speak to the citizens cannot represent them. You must first determine their wishes and aspirations by speaking to them
  • @citizen (27/08/2018, 12:08) Like (11) Dislike (31) Reply
    I agree with you. But remember funny man wasnt a people person either when he first came back. Funny man wanted to run VIP but them wouldnt let him so he became a people person to blend in with NDP and now he got ALL of you FOOLED!!!!!
  • Hulk Hogan (27/08/2018, 12:17) Like (31) Dislike (5) Reply
    Not because of his professional accolades does that make him suitable to be a politician/leader whom will sacrifice personal views for the best interests of the masses. He has rubbed elbows and wined/dined with the vast majority of affluent persons whom invest/reside/pilfer the BVI’s for eons! Who’s to say that his heart is with the dwindling middle-class and those below the poverty line that are scraping by to make ends meet? What would he do about the illegal and unjust practices by landlords and businesses? How does he feel about the FOI and other pertinent legislation that has been bogged down by these bureaucrats? Dude you’ve played hard for some of the very same individuals that have led us down this path where they have the means to survive the inflation that is upon us! See you more as an elitist that fights for the status quo than for the average Joe/Jane. It’s because of the few whom have benefited in largesse from financial services that are now allnof a sudden interested in country above self - no sah; just so ayo can protect and be on the inside track for these new investment opportunities coming down the pipeline in the not to distant future. You got a ton load of selling to get our family votes of 31 Mr.QC.....
    • @Hulk (29/08/2018, 21:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      I sounds like you don’t like that he got off his Rs, got educated, built a local business that employs many, and participated in development of our most important industry. He has also been a judge when we needed one desperately and is driving the review of the constitutional deficiencies of the UK’s stated aim to enforce on us verified beneficial ownership registers of our companies, something nobody else does using powers meant for more extreme times. I don’t say he is perfect and who knows how good he will be at running a country but we cant just cast people aside because they are middle class and have done ok at business.
  • Charles in charge (27/08/2018, 12:41) Like (10) Dislike (8) Reply
    I agree to that he no for people.
  • Maha Rah Rah (27/08/2018, 14:09) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
    Gerard Farara is an upstanding citizen and a pillar of the community. And also a major shareholder of
    Al Queda banana company. The quintessential lawyer.
  • I wonder (27/08/2018, 14:24) Like (11) Dislike (8) Reply
    A lot of these so called 'model citizens' received their formal education from the sweat of the humble BVIslanders' brows by way of scholarships. When they feel they have 'arrived' they are no longer down to earth, but stepping like dem carn mash ants. Do they give back to the Territory ...and in a tangible way? Causes one to wonder!
    My question, therefore, is whether this is all about power or country. Lets' hope it is the latter.
  • Run for Politics (27/08/2018, 14:32) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    Mr. Farara should run. There is a paradigm shift where politics now has to be about territory above self and the focus on international politics and diplomacy and not on the local one only. For far too long the electorate believed that the personal politicking is the way to go where the politician has to be personally involved in micro managing works to come to their district or for individuals, or personally handing out checks. We need to get away from that mind set, my people.
  • second (27/08/2018, 14:39) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hulk Hogan, I second your motion. Mr. Farara QC is a qualified gentleman and I cannot say bad about him. But when you know better and not because you are not an elected official, but lie in bed with them knowing full well what was wrong and did nothing, I cannot support you. Forgive me, cause maybe you tried, but we heard nothing from you then. Not just you, Mr. Farara , a lot more who only coming forth now acting like Saviours, we aint going there. We voting for thirteen capable, honest, caring people. If you think you are one of them, then prove it. No more mistakes. We are disgusted. We are fed up.
  • I Ran (27/08/2018, 14:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ Run for Politics. Spoken like a true politician!
  • Gerard who (27/08/2018, 15:30) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    Show what he do than f up the constitution and eat lol.
  • #SIX (27/08/2018, 15:51) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    BY LAW HE IS A KITTIAN.
    • Diaspora (27/08/2018, 20:34) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
      Jerry’s Mother is a Tortolian from the Evans subtract. Jerry would need a tour guide to find his way around Basseterre or any other village in Kitts. He is a BVIsander. Though there are no qualifications to stand for election, by any measure he is qualified. True, he is an elite but so what. If elected, it will be up to the electorate to hold his feet to fire, keep him grounded, keep him responsible and accountable........etc. It is the electorate fault that politicians wonder off the reservation with impunity. We cannot vote and then go in hibernation; we must stay engaged.
  • ... (27/08/2018, 16:01) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    I just hopes he runs with the VIP we need NDP gone fast
  • Barry (27/08/2018, 20:09) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
    Jerry, you got my vote. We need SOME brains to represent us !
  • Diaspora (27/08/2018, 20:49) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Though there are no minimum educational, work experience............etc qualifications to stand for election in the VI, Jerry by any standard is qualified to run. Many may label him an elite but so what. If he runs and wins, it is up to the electorate to hold his feet firmly to the fire, keep him grounded, and keep him responsible and accountable. However, timing is critical in many things. There is a window of opportunity for Jerry to stand for election but he must either fish or cut bait, or sh....t or get off the p...e. The window of opportunity is closing fast. It is time to decide or get the hel” out the way, exit stage left. Continue being a talking head.
  • Charley Rose (27/08/2018, 23:34) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    I am delighted that Mr Farara has decided to enter the political arena because he has a wealth of knowledge of law and international politics. He is a very loving and kind person who is well respected Regionally and Internationally. The level of decency that he displayed will enable to accepted into any society.

    He is quite contrasting to Hon, Walwyn who will want to have a brawl where ever he goes. Mr. Farara is very diplomatic and his sooth character make him stand out. One only has to go to St. Georges church and see the level of Mr. Farara character. When you want to see a man of charisma, you do not need look any further. When you compare him with ANY of the NDP candidates, they cannot fetch water for him. So all of you who are talking trash about Mr. Farara, you need to shot your mouth and respect a man of character.
  • BRAD BOYNES (27/08/2018, 23:41) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    People like Farara do not encourage the promotion of qualified British Virgin Islanders to head up government departments. Hint hint.
  • Lb (28/08/2018, 01:25) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    This man nor his children don't talk to common folk but now want to represent us? He don't even speak BVI dialect even when he is not in a professional capacity. Can't tell where he from. Just looking another feather in his cap. Go count your millions because you can't get my vote. In order to represent me, you have to be able to understand me and walk a mile in my shoes.
    • @Lb (29/08/2018, 22:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      To lead the country you must talk in some particular slovenly way? You must not be or sound educated or do ok at business?
    • @Lb (29/08/2018, 22:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      To lead the country you must talk in some particular slovenly way? You must not be or sound educated or do ok at business?
  • pie (28/08/2018, 03:07) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Jerry is too bad he rab too much people teaf bad
  • tom (28/08/2018, 07:57) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    A vote for Jerry is a vote for NDP, Orlendo, Mark, Lorna,myrun, Fraser,all them fk up tola. Give me a fking break!
  • lars (28/08/2018, 08:47) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    QC Farara work for rich people to 'protect' them from the consequences of their evil actions. But you can't
    keep that up forever. They will wind up reaping what they sow with or without this BS masters protection.
    He is scum for helping evil though.
  • Alias Smith & Jones (29/08/2018, 04:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree either tom.
  • Obama Bin Laden (29/08/2018, 13:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Farara is the sexiest Arab in the BVI!
  • John (02/09/2018, 10:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This man not speak to ordinary people. A politician or aspiring politician must be a people person who is humble.


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