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Gov’t creating culture of disrespect; not excellence – Hon. Fahie

- says Premier must answer for HOA walkout
“We are calling on this [NDP] Administration to apologise forthwith to Her Majesty,” said Opposition member Hon. Andrew A. Fahie on the recent walk out of the House of Assembly by the National Democratic Party. Photo: VINO
First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie has demanded that an account be given by Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith for his National Democratic Party’s walk out of the House of Assembly on July 26, 2013 during a Motion of No Confidence being given by Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser, RA. Photo: VINO
First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie has demanded that an account be given by Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith for his National Democratic Party’s walk out of the House of Assembly on July 26, 2013 during a Motion of No Confidence being given by Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser, RA. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie has demanded that an account be given by Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith for his National Democratic Party (NDP) walk out of the House of Assembly on July 26, 2013 during a Motion of No Confidence being given by Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser, RA.

Hon. Fahie made the claims on July 30, 2013 during an Opposition held press conference, which also featured Hon. Fraser. 

“They did not ask the Speaker to be excused, they did not ask the Speaker for a recess, they did not ask the Speaker for an adjournment… they just unruly got up and walked out while the Member for the Third District was in the middle of his presentation,” Hon. Fahie said.

Hon. Fahie charged that the NDP’s claim of creating a culture of excellence was rubbished by what appears to be a clear culture of disrespect that reigned in the House of Assembly as a result and stated that there was no excuse for the walk out.

He further claimed that the party was insulting the intelligence of the people of the Virgin Islands with claims that they left to have a discussion and said the walkout was also an affront to Her Majesty the Queen who was represented by the mace in the HOA.

“We are calling on this Administration to apologise forthwith to Her Majesty,” said Hon. Fahie. He also called for apologies to the Speaker, the House of Assembly as well as the people of the Virgin Islands because, “they abdicated their responsibilities to do the work of the people by walking out,” he said.

Hon. Fahie said that in his research, he could not find a single instance of any government walking out of the House of Assembly, which was quite different from the Opposition walking out.

“This unruly behaviour cannot go unnoticed nor unaddressed and the government cannot play with our intelligence to tell us they left to discuss,” the First District Representative said.

25 Responses to “Gov’t creating culture of disrespect; not excellence – Hon. Fahie”

  • wise up (02/08/2013, 08:13) Like (5) Dislike (39) Reply
    NDP lack balls…they have a majority but still had the nerves to walk out...set of spineless cowbirds
  • a bvislander (02/08/2013, 08:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    respect must be seen from the top and must be copied from the top down. Respect and values are shown, learned and followed from the youngest age to the oldest and in between. Everyday behavior is essential for a society to progress....behavior, at the end of each day is what individuals can be proud of.
  • Skeptic. (02/08/2013, 08:35) Like (7) Dislike (13) Reply
    Some how they find some thing to talk about every week. Media hungry.
    • to Skeptic. (02/08/2013, 09:37) Like (19) Dislike (12) Reply
      who the hell is more media hungry than Myron. He done call zan and the blue site for the day
    • x factor (02/08/2013, 10:04) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      skeptic a paid NDP blogger will wake up one morning and actually WILL GET A LIFE!
  • my my my (02/08/2013, 09:14) Like (9) Dislike (27) Reply
    The actions of the NDP are totally disrespectful. I am shocked to hear that this happen. This is an embarrassment to the Territory. Our Premier continues to turn into a liar & a deceitful man by trying once again to justify the NDP wrong doings.
    • ta ta (02/08/2013, 10:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      SHAME SHAME SHAME! people should go on strike and shut down the BVI over this mess!!!!
      • weekend (03/08/2013, 20:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        An opposition, we remind young Andrew, must be critical of the government of the day but not obstruct merely for the sake of doing so.

  • ooooo (02/08/2013, 09:18) Like (4) Dislike (37) Reply
    this is an administration of pure lies and deceit....what a bunch!
  • school children (02/08/2013, 09:20) Like (4) Dislike (38) Reply
    We cant believe that the minister of education compounded this kind of behaviour.
  • vip (02/08/2013, 10:24) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
    Lets walk out on them on election day.
  • Really (02/08/2013, 10:58) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    He still on this? lol.
  • 2016 (02/08/2013, 13:31) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Just can't wait until next elections mey bouy
  • PENN (02/08/2013, 15:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tell em fahie tell em
  • rip (02/08/2013, 16:23) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Andrew give it a rest your seat is safe
  • Well Well (02/08/2013, 18:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Speaker said that the motion should have been brought to the house by the leader of the Opposition. Do this mean that you and the member for the third will do the same to your leader and the public ?.
    • Y2K (03/08/2013, 09:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      The Speaker is wrong wrong wrong. Read your Constitution, and then educate yourself and read the Standing Orders of the House. This Speaker is nothing but a total embarrasment.
  • face the music (03/08/2013, 00:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Leave them man they up and down saying no body could touch them, but let we do this thing out they go next election
  • yea (03/08/2013, 08:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am so sick of so many people flapping their lips about cronyism and friend and famly member appoiintments in the civil service this is nothing new
  • my wish (03/08/2013, 10:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lets hope the new VIP Gov get in thry can fix this place.

  • bbc (03/08/2013, 11:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    To the good old boys of the NDP - you promised to improve our economy - so please would you get started before it has declined further?

  • voter (03/08/2013, 15:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    after all this NDP negative talk let me see what you all will do come 2016
  • FYI (03/08/2013, 20:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    do any of these two politiical parties know what it means to be non-divisive or non-tribalistic, more so the NDP


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