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Hon. Fahie exercising patience with Govt's approach to First District

- Says he is a fair man with a long tolerance
Hon. Andrew A. Fahie said he remained patient with the pace of completion of projects in the First Disctrict. Photo:VINO
CAPOONS BAY, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie has revealed that he will remain patient in his wait for the completion of projects in his district.

The Opposition Member and former Minister for Education and Culture declined to mention any of the projects that warranted urgent attention in his district but said he was cognisant of the challenges that came with being a member of opposition and added that he was also a “fair man”.
“I have a long tolerance, so I have given myself a time-frame to see a few things done, not all, because that won’t be possible,” he said.
He said “[projects] have been going slow, but I’m still giving it a little time to see if we could, despite our differences in political methodology, if we could find within ourselves to perform within a respectful manner.”
Hon. Fahie also talked about the need for respecting District Representatives and said “in our [Virgin Islands Party] administration, one of the things we did was respect the District Representatives at all times.”
The First District Representative felt this needed to be done so that “we could try to build the community together in a unified way.”  He also felt that this was posing a challenge with regard to some of the projects in his district not being addressed as they should.
He also said that he had made representations about many things and was given many assurances that some would be addressed but did not necessarily expect all the issues to be addressed and was still awaiting completion.
Hon. Fahie said the pace of the completion of projects was challenging but not necessarily frustrating. “I intend to continue to meet the challenge head-on and will continue to deal with it in as respectful a manner as possible,” he said, because he realised that he was not just representing himself but also a group of people.
Other than the projects in the district, Hon. Fahie said he was concerned about the way government has been moving towards stimulating the economy because he felt stimulating the economy was the real role of the government. “… not to do everything, not to put money in people’s hands” he said, “but to stimulate an economy that creates more opportunity for persons. ”
He felt that many of the initiatives being heard about were initiatives that attempted to stimulate the economy by hitting a “grand slam”. “We have to play a lot of small ball economically, in order to stimulate the economy… to ensure that our people don’t lose hope financially and economically” he said.

27 Responses to “Hon. Fahie exercising patience with Govt's approach to First District”

  • so so (15/11/2012, 08:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fahie wah happen bird tek your speech? How come you being so nice to the Opposition? You selling out like Uncle?

    After a year of no wrk in your district you still got patience?
  • sell (15/11/2012, 09:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Don't be fooled by politicians, they would sell their mother (and religion) for political gains.
    • rattie (15/11/2012, 11:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got." - Richard M Nixon.Nov 17th, 1973.

  • EAST END (15/11/2012, 09:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    • @ EAST END (15/11/2012, 11:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it
  • george (15/11/2012, 09:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Do not be misled. NDP actions only looks stupid, but they know what they doing to all VIP districts.
    • To George (15/11/2012, 10:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      In the 4 years while Andrew was in power what have you seen done in the 1st District? Please give me a break!! Andrew was in power but Fraser was the only one doing things.
  • hot topic (15/11/2012, 09:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Whilst Mud-slinging is the order of the day in our political universe, my fellow citizens people are going hungry in the BVI!
  • Crank Shaft (15/11/2012, 10:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    His tone change now. Smart man.
  • --------------- (15/11/2012, 11:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need new blood leading this country! Not the same old politricks of yesterday!

  • Crank Shaft (15/11/2012, 13:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    HAHAHAHHAHH!! Look at the idiots upset because Andrew didn't act like an ignorant fool. At some point he has to realize that ignorant rambling will not help him or his people. Alvin already realize it, Ralph realize it, now it seem like Andrew coming around. Fraser stands alone as your folk hero lol.
  • Welsah (15/11/2012, 17:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    meh son Andrew it look like you cat geh bell!!!!!
  • ayo just shut up (15/11/2012, 17:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I tired of ayo saying Fahie made VIP loose. Pure nonsense! Once & for all Ralph O'Neal is the sole reason the VIP lost. He is a poor leader.
  • nonsense (15/11/2012, 17:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I see Fahie is still the same hard working representative but a lot wiser. I don't see where he has sold out. Only Ralph & Alvin think that their heads bigger than anyone elses'
  • First District (15/11/2012, 17:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fahie you try stay focussed & don't ,mind some of these haters especially those who want sensible people to beleive that the VIP lost the Government because of you. Everyone in the VIP needs to point the finger to Uncle Ralph & move him now before he totally kills the VIP. He is now stubborn & flat out evil & dosen't care.
  • Lmao (15/11/2012, 17:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    After reading this article I have read nothing that Fahie has not been saying all along. The NDP is disrespectful and they feel that they can do & say what they want to anybody & no one should dear confront them about any of their evil actions. Fahie has shouted enough & some of you refuse to listen so I agree with him. Time will reveal ALL.
    • number (15/11/2012, 19:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      the bvi have to be progress, and the atmosphere is very tense, in that people fail to look at the bigger picture.
  • How (15/11/2012, 17:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I see Fahie's response in this article as a sensible one. It is amazing how civilized answers are interpreted as the cat has his toungue. THis BVI is the real University of the Virgin Islands.
    • back to street (16/11/2012, 04:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      please fahie!!! he mek vip loose dey elctions me aint wah to hear ah ting from he!
  • Welsa (15/11/2012, 19:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    to nonsense, First District, Lmao and How - seems to be the same person posting under different names! SHAME
    • Flicker (15/11/2012, 22:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      YES, they do it on the other site too. Andrew must be paying good money for each 3mins lol
    • TO welsa (16/11/2012, 00:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      When Fahie getting dis it never could be the same person blogging but when Fahie getting defended then & only then for ayo worthless few, the blogs are from the same person. Fahie try keep your head on & ignore these few haters who making us beleive like they have all the power & the last say.
      • Welsa (16/11/2012, 10:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ TO Welsa - aka nonsense, First District, Lmao and How - like I said you are the same person blogging. Go suck an egg!
  • DarkVader (15/11/2012, 23:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fahie was in power the last four years...nme one thing he did in his district? oh but NDP getting blame for not doing anything in his district for the first year...Things are being done but not dirctly through the rep. Once things are being done, then what is the problem? The is no law that says the work has to go through the hands of the rep.
  • To darkvader (16/11/2012, 08:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Try come out of the darkness Mr. Darkvader & come to the light. Fahie did a lot for the 1st district & the Territory. He was instrumental in us aquring Smuggler's Cove, Built the new West End Park, refurbishing our 1st district schools & clinic & air conditioned them, fencing of the LDPS, new government bulding in Carrot Bay for a post office & other government services, send a lot of youth away to train & to colleges & University, gave us Powerschool to see what our children doing academically & otherwise in school, started the lunch programme to keep our ESHS children off the streets, & I can go on & on so you leave Fahie alone & come out of the darkness & leave hatred alone.
    • Welsa (16/11/2012, 10:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ To darkvader - aka TO Welsa, nonsense, First District, Lmao and How - you blogging under a different name again....SHAME!!!
      • TO welsa (17/11/2012, 17:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        You are the one who bloging under different names. When Fahie getting commended there is always people like you who don't want to see that so you claim the same people bloging but when they nailing him with negativity then it ain't the same blogger. Ayo so just Fahie haters. Fahie keep doing your best & forget these haters.

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