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Hon Fahie wants Carrot Bay Village renamed to honour past stalwarts

- said he is pushing to have Fisherman’s Dock Project completed even though he is not a part of the Government
Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has disclosed that he will moving to have the Carrot Bay Cultural Village permanently named after one of four men who contributed to the development of the Fisherman’s Dock and bringing that project to fruition. Photo: VINO
Government some time before the June 8, 2015 elections gave out a contract for the commencement of the works on the Fisherman’s Dock and the National Democratic Party (NDP) had campaigned strongly in the First District with the Fisherman’s Dock as a selling point. Photo: VINO
Government some time before the June 8, 2015 elections gave out a contract for the commencement of the works on the Fisherman’s Dock and the National Democratic Party (NDP) had campaigned strongly in the First District with the Fisherman’s Dock as a selling point. Photo: VINO
Works ongoing at the site some weeks ago. Photo: VINO
Works ongoing at the site some weeks ago. Photo: VINO
A section of the development area. Photo: VINO
A section of the development area. Photo: VINO
Works ongoing on the site. Photo: VINO
Works ongoing on the site. Photo: VINO
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has disclosed that he will moving to have the Carrot Bay Cultural Village permanently named after one of four men who contributed to the development of the Fisherman’s Dock and bringing that project to fruition.

Honourable Fahie was speaking last evening August 6, 2015 at the opening of the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta.

“I have stated that I will be making a move towards making sure that this plot of land is named after one of at least four men who made this project possible and brought it to fruition. There were Evelyn Isbon Leonard, William Donovan, Lucien Austin Callwood, and Wellington Oraldo Callwood. These were the people who sat down with me as a Representative and talked about doing this village and getting the ramp and everything that the Government has moved forward towards finishing,” he said.

“So it is a long heritage behind this and it is a dream of ours from back then to make sure that we turn this into a cultural village because Carrot Bay is rich in culture…so you will see this develop very soon with the help of the present Government,” he said.

Fahie to push for Committee

According to Honourable Fahie, he is to push to have a committee set up with a view to having public discussions with regards to making the decision as to which of the four will be the most suitable for the honour.

“In discussions with them years ago they came up with the need to reclaim the portion of Carrot Bay that has been reclaimed to include a fisherman's dock, cultural village, modern boat launching ramp and the beach that exists alongside the current landfill,” said Honourable Fahie.

“Although I am not a member of government I remain driven to see this project completed in full. I thank the Government for working on the dock but it is important to note that everything that was done and is being done on this project is part of the entire plan. I will be pushing for Government to have a committee set up to gather public discourse over which one of the village stalwarts mentioned, all now deceased, that the development upon completion will be named in honour of."

History must be accurately recorded

“It is important that history always be accurately recorded at all times and this must be the case when it comes to the history of this project from the inception with the then Government of the day to present with the current ongoing construction of the dock by the present administration. This project has always been envisioned, upon completion, to enhance the tourism product as well as significantly boost economic activities especially in Carrot Bay. Together we will accomplish this goal for the people,” he told this news site.

An NDP campaign promise?

Government some time before the June 8, 2015 elections gave out a contract for the commencement of the works on the Fisherman’s Dock and the National Democratic Party (NDP) had campaigned strongly in the First District with the Fisherman’s Dock as a selling point.

“As we promised when we were out here about two weeks ago…myself, [Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith]...Hon Myron V. Walwyn and Hon Archibald C. Christian were out here and we told the fishermen that we would be back and that we would be back with something and we have completed the drawings. I think that deserves a clap,” said former NDP candidate for the First District Shaina M. Smith during a campaign meeting in Carrot Bay on May 18, 2015.

Her campaign run ended miserably on June 8, 2015 when she lost heavily to incumbent Honourable Fahie.

13 Responses to “Hon Fahie wants Carrot Bay Village renamed to honour past stalwarts”

  • weed (07/08/2015, 12:52) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    ok then
  • ire (07/08/2015, 16:20) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Name it 'four strong Heritage' and have all four names listed. Can't go wrong
  • Sincerely (07/08/2015, 18:03) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Thanks to NDP for making it a reality along with the Post Office.
  • ? (07/08/2015, 18:19) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Carrot Bay Festival, or Cane Garden Bay music Festival. Which is a better investment for the BVI?
  • Zion Hill (07/08/2015, 21:53) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    Vip needs to get a candidate for the 1st dump fahie
    • liberal (08/08/2015, 05:23) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      I second that motion. He's not to be trusted for the way he's hungry for power by showing what went down in 2011 lied about it and now in 2015 regarding the disrespecting of the leader of the party he's on to have himself as leader of the opposition. He really has no shame and lies very well with the utter nonsense he continues to do.
    • Zion filt (08/08/2015, 07:37) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Fahie is and was VIP surest seat. You can`t be a VIP. You sound like an NDP. Why would VIP get rid of the one seat they sure of?--strruuppeess
      • Lily Ann (08/08/2015, 11:19) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        So its about a "Seat" now ... and not the "Country" per say ... hmm ok !!!!
      • Wendy (08/08/2015, 13:22) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
        Where were you?
        Did you miss the big bang when the "surest seat", already wobbly,
        tetered and fell?
  • Joker (08/08/2015, 12:29) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Everything fahie does is a campaign speech. I believe if he don't get in the government next election he going dead.
    But he has to start being real. I don't trust him at all his tongue has too many twists. What he did Fraser was a dirty power hungry move. He may be sure in the first but you need a lot more to get in . So I agree my boy campaign in your district because out of the first you're insignificant.
    • @joker (09/08/2015, 11:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      The only Joker is you and the rest on Fahie case. Fraser is the downfall of the VIP. Everyone with sense knows this. No one betrayed Fraser. Rather Fraser betrayed us. He listens to no one. His track record proves it. I know Fraser supporters trying to paint Fahie as one who can't be trusted but that too shall pass. Fahie is a true champion of the people and his five consecutive terms speaks to that.
  • facts (09/08/2015, 11:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    We missing a major fact in this case. Was the dock project tendered? Why wasn't it tendered? Did it have Town & Country planning approval? If not then how can government break the very laws they passed and vowed to upload? Was this project supervised? Can rat mine cheese? Too much corruption that keeps getting away unpunished. Where is the waste of time Governor? Where is the police? Check what's happening next door St. Thomas was caese such as these.
  • decision (11/08/2015, 16:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Since all four men were instrumental in the decision endorse all four names for the naming process, it's not like you have anything else to name after them.


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