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Hon. Fahie denies prior knowledge of mould situation at Isabella Morris

-Tells the Morning Ride Show that he had informed Minister Walwyn of the mould issue even before the 'NDP On the Road' meeting in Carrot Bay
Opposition Member Andrew A. Fahie challenged anyone to produce any information to suggest that the issue of mould at the Isabella Morris Primary School in Carrot Bay was brought to his attention while he was Minister for Education. Photo: VINO/File
Hon. Andrew A. Fahie was a guest on the Morning Ride radio show with Paul “Gadiethz” Peart on ZROD FM earlier today, May 15, 2013. Photo: Provided/File
Hon. Andrew A. Fahie was a guest on the Morning Ride radio show with Paul “Gadiethz” Peart on ZROD FM earlier today, May 15, 2013. Photo: Provided/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative and former Education Minister Hon. Andrew A. Fahie has dismissed the notion that he had any previous knowledge of the mould situation at the Isabella Morris Primary School, calling the claims ‘political mischief’.

“It was never brought to my attention,” Hon. Fahie said, “that goes without saying, I find that to be political mischief for it to even be implied.”

Hon. Fahie made the comments as a guest on the Morning Ride radio show with Paul “Gadiethz” Peart on ZROD FM earlier today, May 15, 2013.

The Opposition Member challenged anyone to produce any information to suggest that the information was brought to his attention while he was Minister for Education. The First District Representative said he would hate to know that anyone knew about the problem before and did nothing about it.

“I personally brought it to the attention of the Minister long before the [NDP On the Road] meeting in Carrot Bay,” Hon. Fahie added.

He said he did it privately and didn’t feel that the situation needed to be escalated to create political points for anyone.

The First District Representative also noted that the problem had been approached twice before and none of the persons who dealt with it had gotten a “handle” on the situation.

“Now, the thing is to get in professionals, which the Minister is stating that he is trying to do.”

The students of the Isabella Morris Primary school have since been relocated to the Cane Garden Bay Community Centre following a mould outbreak at the school that has reportedly caused some 36 students to seek medical treatment for mould related infections.

Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron V. Walwyn told the House of Assembly yesterday, May 14, 2013 that there were no funds budgeted by the government towards the building of a new school as was discussed previously by stakeholders of the school.

19 Responses to “Hon. Fahie denies prior knowledge of mould situation at Isabella Morris”

  • lie (15/05/2013, 14:46) Like (7) Dislike (59) Reply
    There is not need to LIE Andrew, it ok. I guess you feel good that Myron taking the blame.
    • Truth (15/05/2013, 15:37) Like (3) Dislike (11) Reply
      The man already said that there was none.
      • Shara Parlin (16/05/2013, 07:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        just another band-aid effort.
      • You guys crazy (16/05/2013, 09:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        His children them would have been exposed to the mould do you think he would have put his own children at risk people come on.
  • Tired (15/05/2013, 15:56) Like (9) Dislike (107) Reply
    i WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THIS WAS A SUITATION BEFORE IN VIP TIMES IT WAS NOT A ISSUE . SO WHY THEY MAKING IT A ISSUE NOW TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THE PRESENT MINISTER TO BE BLAME. THE PROBLEM IS IT WAS A ISSUE IN THE FORMER MINISTER TIME AND HE DID NOT GET THE PROBLEM SOLVE. SO IT LEAVES TO THIS MINISTER IF HE IS THE SAME AS THE FORMER ONE.WHEN VIP WAS IN THEY DID NOT ACCOMPLISHED ALL THEY WANTED TO DO BUT NOW THEY BEHIND OF THIS GOVERNMENT TO DO WHAT THEY WAS TO DONE DO. ITS NOT GOING TO WORK SO EASY.
    • . (15/05/2013, 20:33) Like (0) Dislike (9) Reply
      Boss, if the department do good the minister will get all the praises so if it does bad he should get all the blows.
  • Strupes (15/05/2013, 16:23) Like (4) Dislike (22) Reply
    Myron make a political fotball out of something as serious as this. I am ashamed of Myron. The Fahie I know would have acted on something like this if it was brought to his attention. Myron need to stop this kind of political mischief.
  • Ah saw (15/05/2013, 16:25) Like (3) Dislike (29) Reply
    As usual Myron trying to gain power & keep power by trying to make Fahie look bad with lies. I am fed up of this kind of political ignorance by the Minister.
    • Voters (16/05/2013, 07:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      .......these petty, egotistical candidates have a long way to go before they get my vote next time around
  • fix it (15/05/2013, 16:26) Like (2) Dislike (19) Reply
    Myron you got my vote to fix the problems in the country so fix them & stop going back to the same election gimmics.
  • carrot bay man (15/05/2013, 16:29) Like (7) Dislike (33) Reply
    I am watching Myron with eagle's eyes because I am hearing that he & his gang want to close IMPS forever but that would happen over my dead body.
  • fearness (15/05/2013, 20:33) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    mould don't appear in a year with all fearness the ndp met that problem the vip been there for 32 years so lets stop the damn talking call the experts from st croix and fix the problem and stop playing with peoples health..


  • pride (15/05/2013, 21:57) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Carrot Bay people have chat and no actions.
  • Distractions will NOT work (16/05/2013, 07:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am a parent of a student who wrote the Primary V Exam recently and I listened to HOA with baited breath waiting to hear where the matter of the changing of the weighting for the exam was taken to Cabinet and as far as I heard, it wasn't and also when the Principals were notified and likewise there was no confirmation. So there you go, they went and did things behind the scenes and wanted to make the Principals and Primary V Teachers look like liars. What a Backfire!

    Instead of dredging up old stuff that we are already aware of, why doesn't the Minister of Education learn how Government works and how policies should be changed. He is acting like a child who was caught doing something wrong and trying to shine the light on someone else. Whatever!

    Don't campaign on the bad someone did and promise to be different and get elected and do the same thing or worse.
  • -------------- (16/05/2013, 08:20) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
    Fraser and Fahie is the savour of the bvi


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