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Hon Fahie closer to securing new bank for Virgin Gorda

-as Scotia Bank close doors on sister island
Scotia Bank closes its doors on the sister island of Virgin Gorda, today August 31, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), is optimistic the void left behind, could soon be filled by another financial institution. Photo: VINO/File
Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), is optimistic the void left behind, could soon be filled by another financial institution. Photo: VINO/File
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Scotia Bank closes its doors on the sister island of Virgin Gorda, today August 31, 2018, but Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), is optimistic the void left behind, could soon be filled by another financial institution.

The Opposition Leader, in a social media post today, August 31, 2018, disclosed that, “in an effort to have this matter adequately addressed, I have spoken to most of the relevant stakeholders, such as the management of select banks operating in the BVI (British Virgin Islands) as well as to the President of the Banking Association.”

On Bank Interested

According to Hon Fahie, “from those meetings, it was clear that only one bank seemed willing to fill the void created in Virgin Gorda…I remain prayerful and hopeful that in the not too distant future that this financial institution—which I will not name at this time—will make this a reality.”

He said, “in the meantime, I will continue to press for the physical presence of banking services on Virgin Gorda as well as improved banking service on all our Sister Islands.”

Virgin Gorda is now without banking services for the first time in six decades and Hon Fahie has since pledged to, “remain relentless on this issue, as well as others, so that the quality of life on our Sister Islands and Tortola can remarkably be improved.”


The Opposition Leader used the occasion to thank Scotia Bank, for the services it provided while physically operating on Virgin Gorda.

According to the Opposition Leader, the loss of Scotia Bank’s presence on the island, “is a most unfortunate event, as it will only further slow down the recovery of Virgin Gorda post hurricane Irma and, thereby, increasing the difficulties that the people of Virgin Gorda have to endure.”

Having to travel to Tortola to conduct banking business and pay bills, is totally unacceptable at this time, he said.

18 Responses to “Hon Fahie closer to securing new bank for Virgin Gorda ”

  • Hmm (31/08/2018, 12:28) Like (16) Dislike (7) Reply
    Better be banco
  • VG proud (31/08/2018, 14:01) Like (28) Dislike (15) Reply
    Thank you Hon. Fahie for your efforts. Kudos to you for looking out for Virgin Gorda.
  • WOWW (31/08/2018, 14:13) Like (49) Dislike (28) Reply
    Continue doing excellent Fahie. You the next Premier of the BVI!!
    • Uncle Louie 10W 30 (31/08/2018, 18:27) Like (32) Dislike (53) Reply
      Hon Fahie just trying to impress to win votes. The banks told him that they are in discussion with the current government already.
      • @uncle Louise (02/09/2018, 12:56) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
        I totally disagree with you about Fahie. The facts shows that the Premier knew about Scotia leaving VG from a year ago and didn't do anything to address the problem until the Leader of the Opposition Hon. Fahie got involved over the last 3 months. Fahie is a true leader and loves people.
  • ok (31/08/2018, 14:16) Like (52) Dislike (19) Reply
    If you want vip win thumbs up

    If u want ndp win thumbs down
  • Hmmm (31/08/2018, 15:09) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Bank of Asia :-)
  • 1 (31/08/2018, 15:21) Like (29) Dislike (16) Reply
    Thank you fahie
  • VG Resident (31/08/2018, 16:05) Like (23) Dislike (10) Reply
    Thanks for your efforts Hon. Fahie.
  • okay (31/08/2018, 16:06) Like (19) Dislike (5) Reply
    I hope this is resolved soon but I thank the Hon. Leader of the Opposition for his efforts thus far.
  • Me (31/08/2018, 16:09) Like (23) Dislike (8) Reply
    Listen to this "hon.Fahie is closer in securing bank for VG"What's going on Smith who is premier also at.large rep Hubert dist rep no voice in this matter.Come on stop playing with people's mind guys.Fahie all I can say is thanks if u tried all avenues cause this is gonna be real burdensome.
    • GT (01/09/2018, 04:29) Like (31) Dislike (10) Reply
      The premier is addressing this matter via his Facebook page. Can you imagine a leader have an important issue as this to address and doing it on his Facebook page? This goes to show how much they care about people. When they were asking for our votes they were all up in our face but now we have to look to Facebook to hear from them. How said it is.
  • That's good enough (31/08/2018, 16:10) Like (33) Dislike (11) Reply
    Hon. Fahie even if you didn't get anything done I for one as a Virgin Gordian thank you for your interest and effort. You are a genuine man and a true leader.
  • Nothing new (31/08/2018, 16:14) Like (34) Dislike (23) Reply
    The NDP government doesn't respond to anything affecting we the people unless their rich friends are involved.
  • Bull Dawg (31/08/2018, 16:50) Like (52) Dislike (21) Reply
    Honorable Fahie is a true leader who cares about the people and not only himself.
    I really hope that the next term he would become the Premier of the Virgin Islands.
  • jokers (01/09/2018, 09:03) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
  • O Boy (01/09/2018, 10:37) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply

    Where is vg rep the man who ran for years to defeat Ralph finally in now an not a dam thing in there like a puppet any way Scotia bank just full of bull sh*t an want to be call people to bring in paper bitch we closing down the accounts have no respect for customers butting people life in danger

  • Optimist (01/09/2018, 10:40) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    good riddance to scumbank. sure a decent or at least half decent bank that is both professional and moral can
    be got for Virgin Gorda.

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