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Hon. Fahie to quiz Premier on VI high crime rate!

-First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie to fire off questions at the House of Assembly sitting on November 10, 2014 on the closed West End Police Station
The high crime rate in the Virgin Islands (VI) for the last three years will be the focus of some of the Honourable Andrew A. Fahie’s (R1) (left) questions to Premier and Minister of National Security Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith (right). Photo: VINO/File
Crime in the VI in the last three years is on the raise and the Police Commissioner David Morris continues to mislead the Government and people saying that crime is going down. The statistics obtained by this news site show crime in most areas are up and residents and businesses continue to feel the reality of the high crime rate in the VI. Photo: VINO/File
Crime in the VI in the last three years is on the raise and the Police Commissioner David Morris continues to mislead the Government and people saying that crime is going down. The statistics obtained by this news site show crime in most areas are up and residents and businesses continue to feel the reality of the high crime rate in the VI. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The high crime rate in the Virgin Islands (VI) for the last three years will be the focus of some of the Honourable Andrew A. Fahie’s (R1) questions to Premier and Minister of National Security Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith.

The questions will be fired off when the First Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Second House of Assembly meets on November 10, 2014 at its Chambers in Road Town, on the main Island of Tortola.

A vital component in the Virgin Islands' crime fighting efforts is the issues of the West End Police Station located on Tortola which was closed by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration.

Hon Fahie who represents that area of Tortola is asking for answers on this situation. He wants to know about the cost to repair the West End Police Station, and when will the problem be addressed in the light of the growing increasing crime rate in the VI and in his district.

Hon. Fahie also wants to know if the NDP has plans to permanently close the West End Police Station.

Crime in the VI in the last three years is on the raise and the Police Commissioner David Morris continues to mislead the Government and people saying that crime is going down. The statistics obtained by this news site show crime in most areas are up and residents and businesses continue to feel the reality of the high crime rate in the VI.

There also remains over some 10 plus unsolved murders in the tiny British Overseas Territory.

Another speech

Also at Monday’s sitting the United Kingdom appointed Governor John S. Duncan will read the Government‘s Legislative plans for the next year usually referred to as the speech from the Throne.

Little or none of these plans are usually achieved by this government or previous ones.

Also on the agenda are some Department’s Annual Reports including, the Public Works, Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly, and the Department of Waste Management.

The Attorney General Dr. the Hon Christopher P. Malcolm who is in his final weeks on the job as the Government top legal boss will move the first reading on Monday of a Human Rights Commission Act 2014.

HOA still a circus?

Two years ago Former Legislator Eileene L. Parsons OBE who is an NDP supporter told the public that she believes there has been a breakdown of decorum in the House of Assembly (HOA) of the Virgin Islands and has gone as far as to liken it to that of a “circus”.

Performing the role of host of the programme NDP Radio, which was aired on a local station on October 15, 2012, Mrs Parsons said the behaviour of certain Members in the HOA was a “burning issue” for persons in the community and that it was “deplorable”.

She also claimed that members of the community have even indicated to her that they no longer tune in to the House of Assembly sessions because of their disappointment with the way business was being conducted in the HOA.

“To me the House of Assembly has become a circus,” Mrs Parsons bluntly stated.

Opposition Members, talk show hosts and the public have also blasted the Speaker Hon Ingrid A. Moses as being bias, inconsistent and one sided in her rulings.

The Ruling NDP has 9 seats, with Virgin Islands Party 3 and People’s Empowerment Party 1 that make up the 13 Member HoA.

21 Responses to “Hon. Fahie to quiz Premier on VI high crime rate!”

  • ... (07/11/2014, 13:12) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    good job fahie
  • weed (07/11/2014, 13:26) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Crime crime go away
  • m m a (07/11/2014, 13:37) Like (25) Dislike (2) Reply
    With them three none locals in the house of assembly it will continue to be a circus!!!!
    • Local (07/11/2014, 17:45) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      monkey @$$, name me the 3 none locals, name me just one of the 13 legislative members that was not born in the bvi?
      • angulla (07/11/2014, 19:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Mark
      • Expat Lover (08/11/2014, 06:47) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply

        M..k V....rpool WAS NOT born in the Virgin Islands. But he has legal rights to be in government as a Minister. His character has come into question lately.

        • cay (09/11/2014, 22:29) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
          we need a law that states only indigenous virgin islands need be elected
  • who to blame (07/11/2014, 16:14) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    YOu think government is causing crime really? all this happen under VIP also why we acting like it didn't? Because many VIP king ping friends are getting caught now crime is up? We know where we live and from and the deep roots behind of it. We know what happens on the waters and air at night, we know what is happening around us. Because RVIPF ain't turning a blind eye to it anymore we blaming NDP.
    • @who to blame (07/11/2014, 17:40) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      I never read a more stupid post than the one you post. Once crime is up in any country then the ruling government has to answer on a strategic way forward. The West End Police Station has no call being closed so long. The NDP could find money to pay over priced consultants & speech writers but can't find the money to fix a needed police station building.
      • doc (08/11/2014, 09:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Oh well said and we must also ask ourselves, what is more important, the Queen Elizabeth Park or the West End Police Station?
  • DON Q (07/11/2014, 16:42) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    No one has an intrest in the hoa
    • wize up (07/11/2014, 22:10) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      DON Q; trsut me give a listen to HOA; watching it TV is more fun; its going to a circus
  • good (07/11/2014, 17:43) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I admire Fahie for his consistency. These NDP guys can talk well but when you check what they are saying the results are far different from what they are telling us.
  • First District Man (07/11/2014, 17:48) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am a First District person & I am not a Fahie nor did I vote for him the last election. Having said that, I resent how the NDP government neglected the First District just trying to spite Fahie. This is not good government. I have heard Fahie over & over asking & requesting certain needed services etc for the 1st district but the NDP just continue to ignore him. For this I will be voting for Fahie this election coming because he has proven that he is not afraid to stand up to these NDP bullies for the people.
  • ABC (07/11/2014, 19:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Morris needs to go we have locals who can do the work!
  • mary j (07/11/2014, 19:23) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Preston go sit down
  • wize up (08/11/2014, 07:18) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    how can a political party get the blame for crime in the BVI; the police is in charge of crime..i might just be wrong but crime did not begin in the BVI once the ndp took office in 2011; as it relates to the west end police station; the station wanted repairs for many many many years and nothing was done.....i live in the west(west-side)...ndp/pip/lpp/gpp/vip stop playing the blame game and get the !ucking matter resolved......less talk more action....yes!!! on eletion day 2015 VOTE "FAHIE".........
  • facts man (08/11/2014, 08:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wize up it was closed under the ndp watch!
  • Outspoken (08/11/2014, 09:44) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wize up your are not been frank with yourself. First of all crime is not a police problem it is a cause for concern by the whole community, yes the police are there to detect but without the help of the community they are hopeless. In relation to the West End Police Station, yes as much as I may agree that it needed repairs years ago if you are really a west end man your should recall that about six years ago that station was given a face lift under the VIP administration but now under the NDP it has deteriorated beyond repairs. This NDP Government does not have Law and Order to the forefront of their agenda
  • Voters (09/11/2014, 17:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ndp must go bottom line


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