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Hon Fahie calls for Accountability Legislations

Freedom of Information Bill, among other legislations were brought again to the attention of the government by the Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Leader of the Opposition during his Territorial Day celebration on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall in Road Town. Photo: VINO
Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, Leader of the Opposition explained that if the government implements these legislations, people of the Virgin Islands will have more opportunities to voice their opinions and assist in decision making. Photo: Comstocklibrary
Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, Leader of the Opposition explained that if the government implements these legislations, people of the Virgin Islands will have more opportunities to voice their opinions and assist in decision making. Photo: Comstocklibrary
ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI - The long awaited Freedom of Information Act was brought again to the attention of Government by the Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Leader of the Opposition during Territorial Day celebrations on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall in Road Town.

Hon Fahie announced that the implementation of Information Legislation; Conflict of Interest Legislation; Campaign Finance Legislation; and Whistleblowing Legislation will create a victorious Virgin Islands because it will promote transparency.

“As Virgin Islanders, especially us as leaders, we must put on the clothes of being our brother’s keeper; the clothes of transparency, accountability, integrity through our actions and not only through our words.”

He continued, “Actions such as the passing of Freedom of Information Legislation; Conflict of Interest legislation; Campaign Finance legislation; Whistle Blowing Legislation to protect public servants and other needed legislation as well as policies and decisions that will put Virgin Islanders in the front seat of the car rather than in the back or not in the car at all.”

The Leader of the Opposition explained that if the government implements these legislations, the people of the Virgin Islands will have more opportunities to voice their opinions and assist in decision making.

“Our forefathers taught us that you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Let us get our house in order and stop using vinegar so that we can change the results and get to our desired destination during this generation. Remember for every positive action results in a positive reaction,” said Hon Fahie.

Hon Fahie announced his first interest to see the accountability legislation passed during his first address to the Territory last year. At the time, he placed emphases on the Freedom of Information Bill but the request for the Bill to be implemented in the Territory had fallen on deaf ears.

Hon Andrew A. Fahie also said he believes the Territory can manage its own affairs in an “accountable and transparent manner.”

20 Responses to “Hon Fahie calls for Accountability Legislations”

  • Bout time! (06/07/2017, 19:18) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    We want ACTION on these pieces of Legislations Now!!!
    • Reply (06/07/2017, 23:56) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      Again, I do not think we can trust the Dr. Smith administration to save us in that regard.
  • Just saying (06/07/2017, 19:19) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hope when he gets on he still on the same page
  • flop-flipper (06/07/2017, 20:46) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Stay on this agenda; it will do you good, and leave the rest of the NDP mess along. Take Heed!
  • Freedom! (06/07/2017, 22:26) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now foy speaking good
  • vip (06/07/2017, 23:50) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    we'll be back.
  • west (06/07/2017, 23:59) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope the people wake up, remember their past and get with the program before its too late.
  • i from here (07/07/2017, 11:07) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Andrew think we forget about his past ? How did he get the word Accountability to come out his mouth ?

    I swear all you Oppositions are the same! Talk good and have ALL the best ideas but when you all get in office you can't execute one thing you said! SMH
    • So true (07/07/2017, 12:42) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      His past is so checkered it ain't even funny! Hope he has the "ability" to "Account" for the waste of money with the dirt pile across from West End Poo Poo Station!
      • AHH (07/07/2017, 13:13) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        Ahh shut up. that story old now.
        • Welll (07/07/2017, 14:23) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
          currently as well as previously. Nothing nada to show for mone alloted by the Gov for District One.
          • @Well (07/07/2017, 15:11) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
            If one representative can show how his district money is spent is Fahie. You must be live in a well. Fahie has the HLSCC Transportation system to the 1st District; the after school home work study programme and plenty more. So please do proper research and post factually not out of hatred.
        • ok (07/07/2017, 15:29) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
          yo past always haunt yo
      • @so true (07/07/2017, 15:16) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        Fahie past is better than most who are elected. He survived the worse political attack years ago on allegations organized by the same ndp in the background. However if there's one elected minister worked for the people's best interest it has and continues to be Fahie. So talk all you want he will prevail with or without mischiefmakers like you.
  • lord o. (07/07/2017, 14:54) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why do we need or think that legislation is the answer to our problems.. How about simple honesty and decency?
  • voter (07/07/2017, 15:20) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hon. Fahie don't mind the noise. You are good man and a good leader.
  • Voter no 10 (10/07/2017, 21:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    vote the incumbent NDP out.


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