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Hon Fraser speaks with Anguilla’s new Chief Minister Victor F. Banks

In a telephone conversation this morning April 27, 2015 Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party and Third District Representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA (left), offered the new Chief Minister of Anguilla his congratulations on his and the Anguilla United Front’s (AUF) recent election victory at the polls. Photo: VINO/The Anguillan
Victor F. Banks was sworn in as the new head of government of Anguilla after his Anguilla United Front (AUF) was swept into power on Wednesday. Here he is seen with his 4-member Cabinet and Governor of Anguilla, Christina Scott (left). Photo: Facebook
Victor F. Banks was sworn in as the new head of government of Anguilla after his Anguilla United Front (AUF) was swept into power on Wednesday. Here he is seen with his 4-member Cabinet and Governor of Anguilla, Christina Scott (left). Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- In a telephone conversation this morning April 27, 2015 Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party and Third District Representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA, offered the new Chief Minister of Anguilla congratulations on his and the Anguilla United Front’s (AUF) recent election victory at the polls.

In a press statement released by Hon Fraser, the man who many believe will be the Virgin Islands’ next Premier, he confirmed that “today I was able to engage the new Chief Minister of Anguilla Hon. Victor F. Banks in conversation, as I telephoned him to congratulate him on his victory at the polls in last Wednesday's general elections.”

Hon Fraser informed the public that he told Chief Minister Banks that “his victory was particularly significant considering that his party had the confidence in him to retain him as leader even after his personal defeat in the last election and to see that he was able to reward them for their loyalty”.

Two overseas Territories working together

The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Boss and member of the Opposition in the House of Assembly said that Chief Minister Banks shared with him “that he had already formed his Cabinet and that today was to be their first day of business”.

According to the veteran legislator Fraser, “we spoke of us being one Caribbean and expressed a common desire to build on it together. Victor and I are no strangers to each other as in the past we would meet on matters of common interest to each other’s country. Last time we partnered was in Miami with the UK Department for Transportation on the all-important Open Skies matter, which everyone here in the Virgin Islands knows is crucial going forward in Caribbean aviation” Hon Fraser disclosed in the statement.

Under Fraser Administration we will promote support for Caribbean

Hon Fraser took the opportunity in his telephone call once again to extend congratulations to Chief Minister Banks and his Anguilla United Front for their success in their long and hard fought battle to gain victory in their general elections.

“I also want to say to the people of Anguilla, both here in the Virgin Islands and in Anguilla, we respect your decision and we will continue to support you in your efforts to build your nation,” Fraser said.

Hon Fraser was also among the first regional legislators to speak with the newly elected Prime Minister of St Kitts/Nevis Dr Timothy S. Harris on his victory in February of this year.

To date no words of congratulations were issued publicly from the Office of Premier Smith to both Harris and Banks.

Winds of change in the region

In general elections held in the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla on April 22, 2015 the then ruling Anguilla United Movement (AUM) was defeated in a clean sweep by the Opposition Anguilla United Front (AUF), who lost power in 2010, but returned in grand style and took 6 out of 7 seats. The other seat was won by an independent candidate.

The defeated party, AUM, was headed by a medical practitioner, Dr Ellis L. Webster. Their former leader and Chief Minister Hubert B. Hughes retired from active politics.

Over the past two years, every Caribbean island has changed its government except Dominica. There have been election changes in Antigua & Barbuda, St Kitts & Nevis, The United States Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Grenada, Montserrat and St Martin, among others.

18 Responses to “Hon Fraser speaks with Anguilla’s new Chief Minister Victor F. Banks”

  • Gasprov (27/04/2015, 15:35) Like (22) Dislike (15) Reply
    That's what I'm talking bout. Leadership
  • ooooo (27/04/2015, 17:30) Like (12) Dislike (19) Reply
    he will soon be having talks with the VIP
  • Yes (27/04/2015, 17:31) Like (13) Dislike (8) Reply
    Doc them so scared them fraid to call the man.
  • Well Sah (27/04/2015, 17:33) Like (22) Dislike (6) Reply
    Yo mean to tell me that Lorna and Mark couldn't call home to wish the man well? Wow!
  • UVI alum (27/04/2015, 17:51) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congratulations Chief Minister Banks. It was a pleasure speaking with you, as well!
  • respect (27/04/2015, 18:04) Like (14) Dislike (9) Reply
    Hats off fraser is the man!!
  • Kingfish (27/04/2015, 19:10) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply

    If Fraser spoke to him on a personal level that is fine, if he spoke to him on behalf of the BVI he crossed the line

  • Mix it up (27/04/2015, 19:57) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    We need a coalition government. A VIP government did not work a NDP government is not working.
  • cat (27/04/2015, 20:20) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    the same thing is going to happen here.

    http://www.elections.ai/live/index.html
  • phone call (27/04/2015, 21:15) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    I pray that victor banks will be calling fraser in a couple of months to congratulate him on being the next premier
  • ABC (27/04/2015, 21:44) Like (7) Dislike (8) Reply
    The biggest mistake this country could make is to return the same actors to their present positions. This would be a license to commit the unthinkable.
  • x NDP (27/04/2015, 23:11) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    Hon. Julian Fraser RA is one of the best representatives yet in this country for the pass 13 plus years he has stayed true to his word to the people of the BVi and the 3rd district!!!

    Unlike many new commers Hon Fraser isn't in it for the fame or money as many others are.
  • GoonSquad (27/04/2015, 23:30) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
    Here is a man who ready to lead from day one a man who already knows all our regional leaders…. And people anit want him to be Premier for funny man and Mark dem so? Ayo crazy or what? Let’s vote NDP out for we going with people who love people and care about our welfare… VIP once they get back need to stay in for LIFE
  • one eye (27/04/2015, 23:36) Like (8) Dislike (12) Reply
    VIP leadership and vision

    While we are planning for the Fraser Administration 2015- end of the world} NDP is trying to fool we with gimmick and election projects…While VIP are making positive connections with regional leaders the NDP is being black listed, negative articles all over the world in international press and their supports blogging hate and making noise, VIP ALL THE WAY!!
  • Yes I (28/04/2015, 07:21) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is obvious
  • proof (28/04/2015, 16:01) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    I love this man he is the best


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