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Heartbreaking that Hon Fraser was 'thrown under the bus'- Radio caller

- said it is difficult for the two Opposition Members to move forward since Hon Fraser was betrayed ‘twice’
According to a caller to the Speak Out BVI Show on ZBVI 780 AM on February 7, 2017, it may be difficult for the two Opposition Members, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3), left, and Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), right, to move forward in unity since Hon Fraser was thrown under the bus and betrayed ‘twice’ in the fight for the Leader of the Opposition post. Photo: VINO/File
Talk show host Mr Doug Wheatley has called on Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition to hold hands and move forward for the sake of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and the territory. Photo: VINO/File
Talk show host Mr Doug Wheatley has called on Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition to hold hands and move forward for the sake of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and the territory. Photo: VINO/File
In an unexpected and controversial move on February 6, 2017, Governor John S. Duncan OBE stripped Hon Julian Fraser RA of the Opposition Leader title and gave it to Hon Andrew A. Fahie. Photo: VINO/File
In an unexpected and controversial move on February 6, 2017, Governor John S. Duncan OBE stripped Hon Julian Fraser RA of the Opposition Leader title and gave it to Hon Andrew A. Fahie. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the Speak Out BVI Show on ZBVI 780 AM, Doug Wheatley has called on Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition to hold hands and move forward for the sake of the party and the territory on a whole.

But one caller thinks that this is not possible.

Wheatley, speaking on his show on Tuesday February 7, 2017, said while the Honourable Julian Fraser (R3) did a good job, in his view, there was an anomaly and it had to be corrected. The “anomaly” has to do with Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) who was made Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party, a post that then Opposition Leader Honourable Julian Fraser held.

Following a nasty public battle for the Leader of the Opposition post which many feel has done damage to the VIP, Chairman Honourable Fahie was on February 6, 2017, named Leader of the Opposition, unseating senior member Hon Fraser who had been made the leader in 2015.

Hon Fraser did a good job

Using his programme, Wheatley thanked Hon Fraser for the service that he provided as Leader of the Opposition as well as in other capacities.

“His service has certainly been appreciated …and my hope is that he will continue to serve the people of the Third District and the people of the Virgin Islands and that together he and the Honourable Fahie will continue to do their work as Opposition Members, and put the interest of the people and the interest of the country above all else,” he stated.

Wish Fahie the best

To the new Opposition Leader Hon Andrew A. Fahie, he commended him on his humility.

“I have listened to his speeches and in his speeches, he has shown humility which is very important. He has been charged with an awesome responsibility now as Leader of the Opposition and we want to wish him the best in the exercise of his duties as leader of the Opposition. That he will always think first and foremost of the needs of the people of these islands and that the needs of the people of these islands should be above all else.”

Hold hands and move on

The veteran talk show host also had some words of advice for the VIP.

“So I would say to the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) that there has been a little bit of a difficulty there over the many months but I think we can all hold hands and go forward, each one helping each other and keep the VIP alive as it has been in the past and do the very best job that you can as a party.”

Hon Fraser should have served his full term

However, one caller to the programme did not share his view.

The caller said the entire matter is heartbreaking, since Hon Fraser should have been allowed to serve his full term as leader.

In his opinion, Hon Fraser did a good job.

“Opposition Fraser was the leader for a while and he played a good role and how they make it is like he didn’t do a good job! How can I as a person, you throw me under the bus, I come and sit down and speak to you and you make the public feel I didn’t do a good job, that’s my view.  It is bitter when you make me feel that I didn’t do a good job, I am not a good Opposition Leader!

He continued, “They could have written to that in the next election, I would have to feel bad if I was Honourable Fraser because Fraser is an experienced guy and he is a serious person. I am not a supporter of him but the guy is very serious.”

According to the caller, the Governor’s hand was forced, “just to please them. If I was Honourable Fraser, I couldn’t sit with you again and be nice because you took me down two times, so you want to kill me…”

Wheatley said it is his hope that there will not be a breakup of the VIP but that they will move forward together.

“Leave what is past, past, leave what is past, behind him and look forward. Don’t look at the land you left behind, but look at the one you are moving to in the future. The way I see it is that a decision has been made and I think instead of having bitterness about the decision that was made we ought to move shoulder to shoulder and move forward, move forward to a brighter and happier day.”

19 Responses to “Heartbreaking that Hon Fraser was 'thrown under the bus'- Radio caller”

  • facts man (08/02/2017, 08:17) Like (24) Dislike (10) Reply
    Fahie will never be premier
  • facts man (08/02/2017, 08:35) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
    wish Fahie good luck! but he go more people against him that's with him
  • True (08/02/2017, 08:57) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Well thats the 3rd district NDP, you VIP will get what you wish for, just not what you were expecting!
  • RIPVIP (08/02/2017, 09:22) Like (17) Dislike (13) Reply
    If I were Fraser, I would retire from politics. He doesn't need to hear each day that the people don't want you. He is a very wise man and knows when our people are being taken advantage of. It is my view that he is one of a few politicians who truly loves and wants the best for the BVI and will stand up for the PEOPLE. Too much piss going on in our country and nobody to say "stop it" before we have no country to run. According to Aubrey too much advantage being taken of our people. Let Andrew run a campaign in 2019 without Fraser's support and see if he wouldn't have to buy bigger pants. He done buying them. Fraser you don't owe nobody for house, land and car, take your retirement and enjoy life in paradise. You don't hear the name -- Pleasant Valley. All who think we are stronger divided, Barry say you will hear. Fraser, don't fret yourself. Take it easy, next election going buss a lot of them pipe stem. Power without vision is a remedy for perishing.
    • Correction (09/02/2017, 14:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @RIPVIP,

      No, he's going to need "smaller pants" when he done lose all that weight. He will lose even more than his weight loss program this time around...
  • vi (08/02/2017, 10:22) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    It is time for Fraser to retire.
  • pat (08/02/2017, 11:16) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
    Look how that boy for doug came and kill the vip smh
  • Jane (08/02/2017, 11:39) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    Hon. Fraser please put your trust in the Lord the lord will pay back Fahie it is only a matter of time remember power belongs to God only and he will be the jusge of all. count your blessings and name them one by one you will rise again and when they see you rise they will wonder God has a plan for yoy and you will be the only one to save this country. Remember daniel i the Lion's den just like he deliver daniel he will deliver you Leave fahie he is going to need the devil bread he will one day come to beg you pardon for what all he has done to you he think that because man donot know and see the Lord is watching fraser come you from the virgin islands party the people of the third district will still honour you Let andrew go ffor OJ Oj should kick him as far as his foot can get him. He done kill penn sallar now he want to killyo let fahie know that Jesus is stronger than satan and sin and satan to jesus must bow Fahie I wish you luck but how can you sleep at nights you probally donot sleep because you have to stay awke to finish your plans with the O beer man on how to futher get rid of fraser totally from VIP but all the lies you told Fraser is covered under the bolld of the Lord. God bless you fraser hold your head high because one day some day you will be put in a position to help fahie and all who is against you The Lord is your light and salvation.
  • Chance (08/02/2017, 12:54) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Prophet Brian carn prophesy fulfill. It is not all about Fraser it's about the BVI.
  • Wongerman (08/02/2017, 14:35) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    All yo does write some things on these blogs, sah. Who say Virgin Islanders are not smart? They invent new words each day. I normally come on to see the new words and spellings. Now, this one makes sense - O beer man. It is more readable than Obeah. Well the old people used to say we is one people, so in all you do the two Fs, remember we all belong to the Virgin Islands, and please don't give it to those who are waiting for our demise. Let us fix our internal problems. It wouldn't be nice to hand this country over to those who had it in the past. We will really got to call on the O beer man to tie some of them foot from running. Remember our past, dear Gentlemen; let us not repeat it again. Never, never, never.
  • tola (08/02/2017, 21:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't mind once NDP get vote out that's all I want. Things to hard under them.
  • town mash down (09/02/2017, 02:43) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Its easy for Doug to talk this crap, now that he has positioned his son. Fahie had better watch his back otherwise he too will be toast. To paraphrase Mr Wheatley: politicians have no permanent friends, only permanent interest.
  • ............ (09/02/2017, 14:13) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hold hands and move on...WHAT A NINCUMPOOP. This guy is more silly than I thought. You does hold hands with people who stab you in your back multiple times buddy?
  • x vip (09/02/2017, 22:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    A lot of things we as a VIP have allowed to fester and it's now a big problem. It's harder to fix now. But let's see


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