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Hon Fahie welcomes VIP Audited years 2010/2011

- says provided the years 2010 & 2011 are ‘exactly as received from the Auditor General’s Office’
Opposition Leader and Virgin Islands Party Chairman Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), left, has welcomed the move by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL), right, to bring two audited reports to the House of Assembly. Photo: VINO/File
Governor John S. Duncan OBE has chastised the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government publicly for not bringing the Audited Financial Reports to the HoA. Photo: VINO/File
Governor John S. Duncan OBE has chastised the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government publicly for not bringing the Audited Financial Reports to the HoA. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Facing the public outcry for how they have mismanaged the Territory’s finances and receiving pressure from the United Kingdom appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the local media, civil society and the Opposition in Parliament, the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) is coming with just two out of seven audited financial reports.

They will lay these reports in the House of Assembly (HoA) at its Sitting on Tuesday April 18, 2017. Many residents have suggested that the Government is playing politics by only coming forward with the two years under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), those of 2010 and 2011. 

However, it’s important to note that the NDP came to power in November 7, 2011.

Fahie: Hope they are what Auditor General gave them

Opposition Leader and Virgin Islands Party Chairman Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), speaking exclusively to our newsroom, stated “I always said the audits of 2007 to 2011 were completed by the Office of the Auditor General more than five years ago, but have conveniently been withheld for years from being laid on the table of the House of Assembly.”

When asked why he thinks the Government was only bringing forward those reports of 2010 and 2011, Hon Fahie said, “I welcome the reports as the people have a right to know how their monies are spent.” He further stated that “providing that the mentioned audited reports [2010-2011] that are now being made public are exactly as was received from the Auditor General’s Office then that’s in the best interest of the public.”

Fahie & Governor: Bring the reports

The Opposition Leader called on the Smith Administration to bring forward the “credible audits for the immediate past six years of unaudited expenditure of over $1.8 Billion during the present NDP Administration.”

The Opposition Leader told our news room that “we must work hand in glove to restore accountability, transparency and due process in the Government of the Virgin Islands overall.”

Governor John S. Duncan OBE has chastised the NDP Government publicly for not bringing the Audited Financial Reports to the HoA and has publicly said the Government has engaged in reckless spending of public funds and lack priority in spending.

24 Responses to “Hon Fahie welcomes VIP Audited years 2010/2011”

  • cay (11/04/2017, 10:37) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Tell them bronx bummer
  • rattie (11/04/2017, 10:47) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ndp a set of crooks with their games trying to fool we the people
  • tretretrete (11/04/2017, 11:09) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    You must admit that Fahie has been consistent in his quest for a better BVI.
  • Just saying... (11/04/2017, 11:21) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ndp always up to some tricks
  • Bev (11/04/2017, 12:25) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Thats what you thaks
  • lord o. (11/04/2017, 12:56) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Here where our problems lie...Lock of accountability and instead of coming clean with the people they trying to sink the past. This is about the present and the future...You are the leader. Be honest and upfront woth the people make good things happen for the BVI...This ain no time for blame games.
  • bawling (11/04/2017, 13:29) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    So the NDP supporters bawling yet? Hold on. Wait for some more. More to come. (The love of money is the root of all evil) and darkness cannot stand the light so evil will be exposed. We are going to be searched inside and out in time. This BVI do NOT make enough revenues to support itself and it's habits. For every dollar we bring in, Her Magesty matches it. It's her money, she will find it.

    Wait for it.
  • Smoke Screen (11/04/2017, 13:42) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    • vex (11/04/2017, 22:08) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      This administration with its brutish willful ignorance of reality is a monstrous insult to everything that is decent and honest and wonderful about this country my BWEE I
  • jail (11/04/2017, 15:19) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    We want all the years not just the vip years
  • tola (11/04/2017, 15:22) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    I jus can't take this government called NDP them is jus a waist of people's tax payer money you see how fast them jump to bring VIP financial report to the house where is ayo own we the people's waiting on so f**cking long NDP I can't wait for the 2yrs to come to put ayo out in office worst government ever in the BVI Mr governor plz let NDP come forward with there report as well we wait on the pair park to investors Caz all these NDP thieving us tax payer money
  • qc (11/04/2017, 17:13) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    conflicting accounts in order to create confusion and sow doubt within the community about the VIP when in fact its the NDP who killed the county and its Finance
  • Anonymous (11/04/2017, 17:26) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    A whole new world of possibilities would open up if those in government knew how to relate to others, including citizens, without threats and bullying.
  • voter (11/04/2017, 17:34) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Talk about a cover-up!! This is nothing but an attempt to deflect from the larger conversation about the corruption, financial mismanagement and thief from 2011- 2016, and to try to illustrate to the idiots who voted for these super-idiots that VIP did the same thing like them. Don't fall for it.
    • Big Difference (11/04/2017, 20:27) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
      NDP has an impressive list of initiatives that have been completed or started costing massive amounts of cash. Projects you can see feel touch no makebelieve.

      VIP, well not even a short list in sight. But money was spent so there is nothing to compare, no similarity in spending for the benefit of the people and country.
      • Truth (12/04/2017, 10:44) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ big difference your NDP could of turn water into wine as well I don't care I know one thing for sure the talking is done come next election as lashing dogs say "Thing to talk"
  • @ tola. (11/04/2017, 17:56) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    @tola. Real talk .
  • good (11/04/2017, 21:15) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    We thank God for Fahie. Like him or not he is the only voice for the voiceless in these Virgin Islands.
  • Strupes (11/04/2017, 21:48) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    Intelligent people recognize that both parties NDP & VIP can be in the wrong. the BVI political mess is not black and white.
  • wize up (12/04/2017, 01:20) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    2 questions: (1) in which year did the U.K. handed down the effective financial management mandate to this territory (2) can you recall the administration that was in power prior to the United Kingdom enforcing this document on this territory......poor spending of tax money did not start yesterday
  • Inquiring mine (12/04/2017, 09:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am at a lost, in this matter regarding this audit report is it a legal and binding requirement, if so then why have we not been giving any for so long. Ecclesiastes 8:12, is my reference for this. when the ordinary man disagree or disobey the laws of the land its called treason. So why are these high powers getting away with it. this to my at least is called hypocrisy. yet we want the youths to be so law abiding, practice what you preach guys.

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