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Hon Fraser wants 10k limit on election campaign donations

- Says donations now, corruption later ‘in making the payback’
Chairman of new Virgin Islands Political Party, Progressive United (PU), Hon Julian Fraser, RA (R3) has issued a challenge to other political parties to limit the amount of monies they collect from private contributors.Photo: VINO/File
“Progressive United makes no secret, its independence from those contributors who give huge sums of monies because of the political corruptions that it breeds in making the payback. We therefore, advocate a $10k cap on all campaign contributions and call on every political party to take this stand,” Hon Fraser said. Photo: Facebook
“Progressive United makes no secret, its independence from those contributors who give huge sums of monies because of the political corruptions that it breeds in making the payback. We therefore, advocate a $10k cap on all campaign contributions and call on every political party to take this stand,” Hon Fraser said. Photo: Facebook
SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI - Chairman of new Virgin Islands Political Party, Progressive United (PU), Hon Julian Fraser, RA (R3) has issued a challenge for other political parties to limit the amount of monies they collect from private contributors.

Hon Fraser, formerly of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), broke away when—via internal election—Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) won the Chairman’s seat above him and has since formed his own political party.

Challenge Issued

Mr Fraser in issuing a challenge to other political parties—with regards to accepting large campaign donations—said it is donation now and corruption later when funds are especially large.

“Progressive United makes no secret its independence from those contributors who give huge sums of monies because of the political corruptions that it breeds in making the payback. We therefore, advocate a $10k cap on all campaign contributions and call on every political party to take this stand,” he said. 

In the public address released via social media, yesterday, January 7, 2019, Hon Fraser also said that the PU had its first soft launch, “before a large gathering of supporters in a private setting” where he shared the party's vision.

Tight Lid

“The purpose being to let them know we were preparing for the 2019 General Elections. Prior to that, our logo was mounted on a billboard with our signature “trust” at the round-about,” he said. The Soft launch was done privately on August 23, 2018.

Hon Fraser has managed to keep a tight lid on his candidates thus far, however, his 2019 elections slate is expected to be revealed this Friday, January 11, 2019.

8 Responses to “Hon Fraser wants 10k limit on election campaign donations ”

  • hog city (08/01/2019, 11:55) Like (13) Dislike (9) Reply
    because no one is contributing to his party he wants limits, boss go sit down, its an expression of free speech
  • wize up (08/01/2019, 12:55) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
    let the money flow(10 votes within my household)
  • Eagle Eye (08/01/2019, 14:37) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    I want to see if sea cows bay community will re-elect daddy highhorse and get strangled with water again.
  • Curious? (08/01/2019, 22:11) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    " Fraser .... issuing a challenge to others ..—said it is donation now and corruption later when funds are especially large." Where did he get that idea? Just curious.
  • Political Observer (PO) (09/01/2019, 00:21) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Agree with the Hon J. “Liberator” Fraser(D-3) that there should be limits on donations. However, the limits should be established by the HOA. There should be limits for individuals and limits for businesses, organizations.......etc. Here is a news flash. Large donors do not make donations merely from the goodness of their hearts. It is an investment; there is an expectation. Without limits, you get the government that large donors can buy.
  • open door (09/01/2019, 11:16) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hon. Fraser RA hit the nail on the head. If we the voters are corrupt and would condone large donations for favour in return for 4 years, then we are the real problem. The present system fosters corruption, graft and unethical behavior. VI stop before the bad weather and disasters continue.
  • cynthia (15/01/2019, 13:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hon Fraser is not one of my biggest fans; but I do think he is one of the most intelligent man in Government, but not only that he also gets things done and this is what we need right now.


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