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Hon J. Alvin Christopher breaks his 3-year silence on HoA questions!

-The Second District Representative to question Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith on Sitting of February 12, 2015
It will be the first time after three years that the leader of the newest political party in the Virgin Islands, People’s Empowerment Party (PEP), and veteran legislator Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2) will ask a question in the House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands. He will ask Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (right) if funding for the completion of the cruise Pier Extension Project (landside) being carried out by Tortola Pier Park was approved and the total cost of the project. Photo: GIS/VINO/File
The former Communications and Workers Minister Hon J. Alvin Christopher wants to know if the Public Management Act of 2012 was violated as it relates to the BVI Ports Authority private sector investment for the Cruise Pier Extension Project (landside). Photo: BVI Ports Authority
The former Communications and Workers Minister Hon J. Alvin Christopher wants to know if the Public Management Act of 2012 was violated as it relates to the BVI Ports Authority private sector investment for the Cruise Pier Extension Project (landside). Photo: BVI Ports Authority
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There will be some extent of history made at the Third Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Second House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands on February 12, 2015.

It will be the first time after three years that the leader of the newest political party in the Virgin Islands, People’s Empowerment Party (PEP), and veteran legislator Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2) will ask a question in the House.

He has been silent all along in terms of questions, leaving them to the fire brand Virgin Islands Party (VIP) opposition members Honourables Julian Fraser RA (R3) and Andrew A. Fahie (R1). Even the reserved Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE (R9) got in a question before.

According to the Order Paper obtained by this news site, through our traditional National Democratic Party (NDP) senior sources, Hon Christopher is to ask Premier Smith at Thursday’s sitting if funding for the completion of the Cruise Pier Extension Project (landside) being carried out by Tortola Pier Park was approved and the total cost of the project.

The former Communications and Workers Minister Hon Christopher wants to know if the Public Management Act of 2012 was violated as it relates to the BVI Ports Authority private sector investment for the project.

Also on the Order Paper, both Hons Fraser and Fahie will pepper front bench Ministers of the NDP Administration with a variety of other questions, ranging from issues on Education, Water, Ports Development Project, Finance, and Healthcare.

The Third Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Second House of Assembly will commence at 10:00 am at its chambers in Road Town, on the main Island of Tortola, and will be carried live on CBN Channel 51. 

36 Responses to “Hon J. Alvin Christopher breaks his 3-year silence on HoA questions!”

  • no my vote vip all the way (08/02/2015, 11:39) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    Well saw
  • just asking.... (08/02/2015, 11:47) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    well every body has questions on this ports project you blame the man? How much can he take just watching the c...tion
  • Dummy (08/02/2015, 11:57) Like (18) Dislike (10) Reply
    has he been collecting his sallery for the last three years while off limin.
  • again (08/02/2015, 12:14) Like (33) Dislike (21) Reply
    I say again that this Cruise Pier project is needed but there is tooooo much corruption in it. The Governor has turn out to be a complete waste of time. He allowed himself to be caught up in the company of these lying NDP. Father help us.
    • @ Again (08/02/2015, 16:28) Like (9) Dislike (44) Reply
      I wish I could put your thoughts on a billboard for all of the BVI to see. You are spot on 'again'
    • @again (08/02/2015, 20:07) Like (33) Dislike (6) Reply
      It must be so frustrating for you. You, obviously have the verification about the corruption. Andrew Fahie doesn't and so far neither does anyone else. Why are you sitting on this vital information? The Gov can only work with what is there in print and what he has...It would be his duty to pursue the matter if you would only give him the evidence. You could also publish the information online or in a local newspaper. Think of something, even if you do it anonymously . Otherwise , Vip and some followers are shooting themselves in the foot with what appears to be dishonest statements that could result in unwarranted damage to the economy and character of the BVI and especially if they(BVI) are elected.
  • ooooo (08/02/2015, 12:25) Like (4) Dislike (18) Reply
    its about time...fahie and fraser took all the heat while this man stood by and looked on
  • too late (08/02/2015, 12:31) Like (24) Dislike (13) Reply
    The vip been in power for so long and don't have a record to run on since H L past ck H L documentary breaking grounds and cutting ribbons with minimum $.So honestly show me what major visible accomplishment we had and by who..
    • ooooo (08/02/2015, 14:13) Like (30) Dislike (17) Reply
      who built the 4 lane highway? who built the horse track? who built the sports complex? who built the commercial court? who built the airport terminal? IT WAS RALPH GOVERNMENT! (stop chatting p!$$)
      • @ooooo (08/02/2015, 21:06) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
        Are you proud of all the above? Check the records they we all over budget including the Bride Beef Island by millions. They were reckless spendings, where was the governors when most of these project were left unfinished and out of money for the NDP to clean up? (Stop chatting crap about who build this)
      • LOL (09/02/2015, 04:19) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
        Ralph picked up where HL left off. The airport, 4 lane highway were already there past the planning stage to be done. Even though plans were already there, they were altered! Altered so much so that those projects were way past budget and completion time. Remember, a couple people went jail for the airport project! Commercial court was a good thing. Sports Complex was an over inflated project (just before elections) that serves no real purpose. Erecting that building where it is spoiled the international certification for cricket.
    • ooooo (08/02/2015, 14:24) Like (28) Dislike (3) Reply
      one more thing...it was ralph who extended the airport runway and signed several TIEAs but the VIP dont brag nor boast...we get things done.....the NDP cackles like when fowl lay eggs....VIP built this country...the VIP educated the whole NDP
      • true tolian (08/02/2015, 19:06) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
        But look at all these projects done under Ralph government and what do you see.
        Did any of them came in on time or on budget.
        • please (09/02/2015, 07:37) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          @ true tolian: Did any of the NDP projects came in on time and on budget? For eg. Peebles Hospital, Paul Wattley Drive, parking lot across from Peebles ............
      • @ooooo (09/02/2015, 11:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Poor you..you trying sooo hard to make belivers out of people...OMG!! Take a rest man...you knows NOTHING of what you say...OMG!!Could one be so blind of the ignorance and corruption of the VIP government gone?
    • summer (08/02/2015, 17:00) Like (8) Dislike (14) Reply
      VIP extended the cruise Pier under Ralph, built the QEII bridge, built RT Ferry Terminal, built Peebles Hospital (from a hole in the ground up, with roof and windows)
  • Boo (08/02/2015, 13:34) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    Like big man just wake up from his slumber?
  • darm opportunist (08/02/2015, 14:27) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    Talking season start now so this is the time when all the creeps come out of the woodworks.
  • think he smart (08/02/2015, 14:31) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
    This man stood by while the rest of the opposition did all the dirty work and now because it is an election year, he want to come out of his shell and make it look like he is doing a good job.
  • ccc (08/02/2015, 15:15) Like (6) Dislike (9) Reply
    All i will say is thank god for fraser and fahie
    • @ccc (09/02/2015, 11:29) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      Please note that whenyou are writing God, you should always a capital G...and yes, thank God that Fraser and Fahie did not win the government for we would have been going to hell in a hand basket.
  • ABC (08/02/2015, 16:17) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
    It matters not who exposes the corruption of this NDP Government. This is a run away train.
  • Alvin the chip munk (08/02/2015, 16:29) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't understand this guy persona, really I don't. Seem like the folks in the second love him... wonder if his days ova. Like mike! Anyone Jordan, Jackson, tyson!
  • Proud (08/02/2015, 16:31) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    NDP take heed, take heed, take heed.
  • mother hen (08/02/2015, 16:40) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    kudos Alvin the rule of law must prevail !.
  • pep (08/02/2015, 16:53) Like (9) Dislike (12) Reply
    When unnu done unnu say Alvin dunce but he is the one that is not intimidated by who went to college and PhD’s and obviously dealing with the egos in the Opposition. But because the NDP is so intolerant of criticism they have become a national joke while we continue to suffer under the inept Dr. Smith government.
  • the builder. (08/02/2015, 20:10) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    love the blogging. Constructive and civil. I am sure Alvin is a good man. I just don`t see the fight in him, or the leader in him. He seems like he is in the bushes hiding waiting for the Lions to make a kill, then sneak out and eat the remains.
  • Do the maths (08/02/2015, 21:11) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
    If VIP has been in power for 40 years and thats all they can show for it I am sadden by this, but to make matter worse Alvin been the leader of the #2nd for 15 years and what have he done for them?
  • GIS (08/02/2015, 22:36) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
    It's a pity that the NDP will give half bake answers with a few LIES inbetween!
  • Hmm (09/02/2015, 07:40) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    What did HL Stout do for the first district?
  • HELP HELP HELP (09/02/2015, 10:54) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    finally faser and Fahie got some help!!!!
  • voter (09/02/2015, 13:19) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who kiss sleeping beauty and wake he up? Ah elecshun around the corner
  • District Too (09/02/2015, 14:18) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why you all don't keep off my rep. Like a bear, he was hibernating for the long cold Winter (first 3 years). It's Spring time now (Election Season) so my boy is back out to hunt for Salmon and Berries (Voters).......lol


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