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‘I am very concerned for my country’- Hon Fahie

Opposition Member Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said he is very concerned for the territory with Government’s lack of transparency and accountability. Photo: VINO/File
Mrs Eileene L. Parsons OBE, in a letter dated November 28, 2016 and obtained by our newsroom, blasted the National Democratic Party for their poor running of the country, their attitude towards women in the party and even called for the Ministry of Finance held by Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL), left, to be re-assigned to Health Minister Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), right. Photo: VINO/File
Mrs Eileene L. Parsons OBE, in a letter dated November 28, 2016 and obtained by our newsroom, blasted the National Democratic Party for their poor running of the country, their attitude towards women in the party and even called for the Ministry of Finance held by Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL), left, to be re-assigned to Health Minister Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), right. Photo: VINO/File
Part of the letter (right) to the National Democratic Party (NDP) that Mrs Eileene L. Parsons OBE wrote. Photo: Team of Reporters
Part of the letter (right) to the National Democratic Party (NDP) that Mrs Eileene L. Parsons OBE wrote. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is not allowing himself to be drawn into the concerns within the National Democratic Party (NDP) camp and the calls by former legislator and strong NDP supporter Eileene L. Parsons OBE.

Mrs Parsons, in a letter dated November 28, 2016 and obtained by our newsroom, blasted the party for their poor running of the country, their attitude towards women in the party and even called for the Ministry of Finance to be re-assigned to Health Minister Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL).

Speaking on the Morning Ride Show on ZROD 103.7 FM with Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart today January 5, 2017, Hon Fahie said he had not seen the letter published by this news site on January 4, 2017 and so he did not wish to make any comments on the letter but rather to reiterate his fears as expressed before.

“I am very concerned for my country. And as I told them in the House of Assembly they could launch an attack on me and make it seem as though I trying to score political brownie points but it is not that. If we don’t police ourselves somebody else going to police us in a manner that none of us going to appreciate and I have been saying that from the last time I did my annual First District Report and even before then,” Hon Fahie said with regards to the unaccounted spending of the NDP Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL).

“If you don’t police yourself and make sure whatever is in the law and the constitution is followed then someone is going to make sure you do it in a manner that you and all of us regret that we allow them to do it for us.”

‘I can’t tell them what to do’

Asked by Mr Peart what he thought about the call by Mrs Parsons to re-assign the Finance portfolio to Hon Skelton, Hon Fahie said, “I can’t tell them what to do but ask them to fix what all of them created,” adding that a baseball coach once said that “which failed you can’t be relied upon to get you out.”

Hon Skelton served as Minister of Finance in the NDP Administration of 2003-2007.

Hon Fahie used the opportunity on the Morning Ride Show to hammer home some of his concerns about Government’s handling of the territory’s finances and their perceived constitutional violations.

“When you have over 7 and 8 and more budgets without the audited financial statements coming to the House [of Assembly], those are constitutional violations. When you have a situation where it is not clear now what needs to be done to avoid conflict of interest as an elected official going towards government contracts and services, what you have now is an interpretation that is perceived to be a violation of the constitution….so we have some very serious constitutional issues that can result in this territory taking a step backward.”

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http://www.virginislandsnewsonline.com/en/news/ndp-spring-has-dried-up-strong-supporter-mrs-parsons-fires-shot

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24 Responses to “‘I am very concerned for my country’- Hon Fahie”

  • no feet to stand on (05/01/2017, 11:12) Like (4) Dislike (16) Reply
    This man mussy wan miss p put some mo badword under he?
  • list rigger (05/01/2017, 11:14) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    All ah dem need locking the hell up
  • Zion Hill (05/01/2017, 11:17) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tell them brox bummer
  • True (05/01/2017, 11:58) Like (1) Dislike (15) Reply
    "My Country" beware of Politicians who say MY MINE ME its OUR COUNTRY
    • @True (05/01/2017, 12:16) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      Give me break from knit picking. We all say that and we all know what we mean.
  • Excellent (05/01/2017, 12:08) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    I fully agree with Fahie
  • Clearly (05/01/2017, 12:09) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    For the last few years Fahie has been sounding the alarm over the very things Ms P mentioned but the NDP made us feel he was talking piddle. Now we know differently.
  • Interpreter (05/01/2017, 12:11) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    What Fahie is really saying is that the violations of the Constitution by the NDP is what will cause the UK to take us over & people trust me---we don't want that.
    • Scary Mary (05/01/2017, 15:09) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Interpreter,

      In my opinion, that is EXACTLY what the NDP wants to happen so that they can then garner the support of the electorate to vote for independence.

      INDEPENDENCE is their ultimate goal, but they know that unless the UK does what they MUST and are REQUIRED to do by LAW, they will never have the support of the people. In my opinion, they want to make it seem as though the "Colonials" are going to come and take us back 100 years, where the people were powerless over their own destiny. I believe we are all being masterfully manipulated.

      You will recall that not very long ago, Mr. Skelton tried a little scare mongering by saying that the UK had threatened direct rule not once but twice. Well, he sort of "fudged" that statement so that those of us who don't know any better would fall for his scare mongering tactics. IN FACT, the so called "threat" was made by the leader of the opposition and not by the UK government at all! Nobody in the UK government paid him any attention, and neither should we.

      However, if our government continues down the path they are headed, the UK government will eventually have no choice in the matter, as they are REQUIRED to enforce the laws governing OUR finances in order to protect us (the citizens) from exactly the sort of thing that is taking place.
  • NDP supporter (05/01/2017, 12:13) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    I will now start to listen to Hon. Fahie because everything the NDP down plays that he said & is saying is now turning out to be true. I am now also concern for my country.
  • To Ms P (05/01/2017, 12:14) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
    If I am Doctor Smith I would never trust you again.
  • To me (05/01/2017, 12:18) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    The only constant in our finances in both VIP & NDP government has been the financial secretary so why isn't anyone addressing him is beyond me.
  • This isn't new (05/01/2017, 12:26) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fahie has been saying for years, NDP tell the people the truth about the affairs of the Nation.
  • well look.. (05/01/2017, 13:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    she do the same thing she accuse of (or was so vex at Fahie fa) fa tru.
  • just asking.. (05/01/2017, 13:34) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is Frazer? I am only hearing from Fahie
  • HAHA (05/01/2017, 14:21) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Everybody is calling out the NDP from the governor, UK, MS. P and even their mascot, Pope.
  • Good Men. (05/01/2017, 19:02) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Switch up and Revive the Party and the images...NDP has Good people. But can't they see the Pegs ain fitting the holes . This present Road is not a good one there is a deep dark Valley at the end of it.
    • @ Good Men (05/01/2017, 23:50) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      These are the last days. No matter what our Good Men does, unless our people repent and turn from their wicked ways, the BVI and the World will go to Hell in a hand basket. There is a race afoot by our own people, some Christians to swindle our Government out of every cent they can. Don't worry. It has worse to get. Change the Government if you think it will make a difference. It certainly won't. We need to pray and I am not talking about this form of Godliness we are practicing in the World today, but truly repent and ask God to help us. Our earthly managers, our Government, has their hands full dealing with Satan and his evil workers.
  • long look me come form (06/01/2017, 08:05) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    after all the noise the NDP will be right back dey
  • To Ms P (06/01/2017, 10:14) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply

    Get out of our face.



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