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‘I’ll tell investment community BVI Govt can’t be trusted!’ – Hugh E. Darley

- alleges Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith ordered his ministers not to speak with him
Controversial former developer of the cruise pier project Hugh E. Darley has disclosed that he will be taking his grievances with the Government of the Virgin Islands to the international investment community to let them know that the National Democratic Party (NDP) led by Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith Government cannot be trusted. Photo: Internet source
This news site made valiant efforts to contact Premier Smith on the allegations of Mr Darley but up to post time there was no response. Photo: GIS
This news site made valiant efforts to contact Premier Smith on the allegations of Mr Darley but up to post time there was no response. Photo: GIS
One of the Tortola Pier Park buildings. Photo: VINO
One of the Tortola Pier Park buildings. Photo: VINO
Most of the Tortola Pier Park buildings are still unoccupied. Photo: VINO
Most of the Tortola Pier Park buildings are still unoccupied. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Controversial former developer of the cruise pier project, Mr Hugh E. Darley has disclosed that he will be taking his grievances with the Government of the Virgin Islands to the international investment community to let them know that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government led by Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith cannot be trusted.

He made the disclosures last evening January 6, 2016 while speaking with this news site. In earlier interviews, Darley, the President of I D E A Inc., had released bombshells regarding the project, saying that the people did not get value for money and that he was short-changed for his drawings used for the project.

He also lambasted the Government for the present state of the project and said that there was no way the opening, postponed from December 2015 to February 2016, was going to make the new date. He made allegations of overspending of up to $10 million on the project and that the project cost was ballooning over and above what had been originally estimated.

'Everyone else ran from me'

Darley said that during his visit here in December 2015, he briefly spoke with Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering. “I briefly spoke to Dr Pickering at the Pier Park. Everyone else ran from me when I approached. I only want to have a settlement discussion. Otherwise I must continue to pursue a more public debate,” he said.

He went on to say that he believes Dr Smith silenced his ministers from speaking with him. “I understand Dr Smith ordered everyone not to speak to me,” he said.

“If they would offer to talk many of my issues could go away but the people's money and lack of transparency will still exist,” Darley stated.

During December 2015, he told this news site that the Government had forbidden him from speaking with the members of the Opposition on the project.

'BVI Government cannot be trusted'

It was at this stage that Darley said he was going to disclose to the international investment community that the VI Government led by Premier Smith cannot be trusted. He said too that the VI Government’s reputation has already been put in jeopardy.

“I will let the investment community know the BVI Government is not to be trusted. Their reputation is already in jeopardy,” said Darley.

This news site made valiant efforts to contact Premier Smith on the allegations of Mr Darley but up to post time there was no response.

Darley had earlier told this news site that he planned legal action to recoup monies owed to him for his drawings. He had said that he was still open to sitting down with the Government on getting the project completed in a timely manner.

There have long been calls for a Commission of Inquiry into the Ports Development Project, including from the former Auditor General Sonia M. Webster, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), and ordinary citizens, however, Governor John S. Duncan OBE has refused to do so.

See previous stories here:

http://www.virginislandsnewsonline.com/en/news/hugh-e-darley-tells-it-all-alleges-corruption-on-ports-project

http://www.virginislandsnewsonline.com/en/news/port-completion-impossible-before-june-2016-hugh-e-darley-

http://www.virginislandsnewsonline.com/en/news/i-made-no-promises-of-gifts-nor-was-i-offered-any-hugh-e-darley

100 Responses to “‘I’ll tell investment community BVI Govt can’t be trusted!’ – Hugh E. Darley”

  • Xxx (07/01/2016, 09:54) Like (67) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now the thing start
    • AWAL (07/01/2016, 11:23) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
      where is the governor?
    • truth be told (07/01/2016, 15:40) Like (22) Dislike (10) Reply
      Truth be Told
      Hugh Darley needs to go to court if he has a case and stop looking sympathy in the media. If he is so credible he would not resort to such tactics. Enough said!
      • soo (07/01/2016, 21:55) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
        I think that it is time for Hugh Darley to shut up and leave. Please let him know that every story have three sides.
        • helloooo (08/01/2016, 04:41) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
          Glad to know that you know. How will you ever hear them if we shut up his side? Shush.
    • the rock (08/01/2016, 23:17) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      I am ashamed to call myself a a born here, we have this I don't know what to call him here calling down our own, boy I wish noel lloyde and lavity stout was alive, he would of been out of our country the first time he opened his disgraceful mouth!
  • cat fits (07/01/2016, 10:03) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    people don't get the fits now .who don't hear will feel.jim jones again.
  • To the Governor (07/01/2016, 10:07) Like (97) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why is this project not being fully investigated? Why are you not doing your job? Smh.
  • chad (07/01/2016, 10:13) Like (52) Dislike (1) Reply
    As far as all the evidence shows thus far the Minister over this project needs to be removed to allow a full investigation of this project. This should have already been done.
    • Yes (07/01/2016, 13:02) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
      Most corrupt government ever and now whole world knows. And with his connections he can shut down tourism because if you've seen one island you pretty much seen them all. BVI. NDP better pay this man some hush money
    • me: (07/01/2016, 20:00) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
      What about the Board Members, Managing Directors, Managers and Accountants. They all need firing.
      • farmer brown (07/01/2016, 21:11) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        I came to read this comment section at lunch for comic relief. With a few exceptions, folks commenting here are very certain of exactly like this man word is facts... Internet truly is the Hyde Park soapbox in a Tower of Babel :)
  • What else? (07/01/2016, 10:20) Like (34) Dislike (0) Reply
    Three independent entities saying the same thing but yet no investigation? Yet the TT Minister hasn't been dismissed? Yet no one has been arrested? If it was a small man we would have already been arrested pending the results of the investigation.
  • Well Sah (07/01/2016, 10:22) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    Black mail start
  • Youth (07/01/2016, 10:23) Like (27) Dislike (2) Reply
    The way this has been handled & the refusal to have a full investigation done has made me as a youth to loose respect for those responsible for good governance.
  • spoilt grapes (07/01/2016, 10:24) Like (8) Dislike (25) Reply

    The agreement was for the govt to pay IDEA $1.7m for the drawings and in turn IDEA would pay him $400k. IDEA has been paid by the govt, the question is - has IDEA paid him - as what Mr Darley is not saying to you, is that he has reportedly fell out with IDEA. Most likely he has not been paid.

    Yes, the govt needs some licks on this project for the multiple changes - changes are expected on a project of this size, but the numerous changes ??? - and hiring CSC to be manager of the Ports Authority, but this project is good for the VI and even better without Hugh Darley.

  • Hmm (07/01/2016, 11:04) Like (84) Dislike (1) Reply
    Whoaaaa! This 1 man seems to have the power to bring the BVI's Government Ministers to their knees. Where there's smoke, their must be fire!
  • place his name on the black list all port of entry (07/01/2016, 11:20) Like (2) Dislike (28) Reply
    done deal
  • John (07/01/2016, 11:24) Like (18) Dislike (27) Reply
    Anyone who makes such threat against an entire territory need not have their venomous words published.
  • ndp (07/01/2016, 11:42) Like (20) Dislike (9) Reply
    Am loving this so much .
  • Serpico (07/01/2016, 12:04) Like (15) Dislike (21) Reply
    WHY IS HE STILL IN THE BVI?
  • james (07/01/2016, 12:12) Like (18) Dislike (18) Reply
    Just another angry white guy who want the Govt to pay him off so he could shut his trap.
  • Windy (07/01/2016, 12:14) Like (33) Dislike (5) Reply
    LONDON WHERE ARE YOU. PLEASE !
  • E. Leonard (07/01/2016, 12:25) Like (21) Dislike (68) Reply
    The derailed train needs to be stopped and put back on track. External investment is the life blood of the economy. As such, the environment must be positive to attract investment; investors need a high level of confidence to commit to investing. Mr. Darley's threats have the potential to pose a threat to external investments. Consequently, perhaps, government can engaged Mr. Darley on his allegations and make him whole if needed on the alleged use of his design. If his design were used, the VI needs to make him whole at a fair and reasonable price. Perhaps, arbitration/mediation can be used. Issue resolved, further signing can be considered slander and libel of the VI's name, requiring legal action.
    • NPolitico (07/01/2016, 14:49) Like (16) Dislike (8) Reply
      What is wrong with this post for someone to go wild on the dislike button like a runaway train. Ed, boy look like you stepped on someone's corn. 61 dislikes! Ooch! Look like someone know how to override the like/ dislike buttons. Darley is singing and whether one agrees or disagrees with him or not the allegations must be addressed. Ignoring him is not in the BVI's interest. The BVI has to respond quickly to his allegations, for the longer his allegations go unanswered there is a greater chance they can take root, making them more difficult to uproot. Additionally, binding arbitration/ media seems like good course of action to address the allegations. The BVI image is at stake.

      Moreover, Leonard refrained from calling for a Commission of Inquiry(COI) but a COI is needed to dissipate the dark clouds hovering over the project. Further, BVI interest will be well-served if the key players stand down pending the outcome of the COI.
      • Political Observer (07/01/2016, 20:46) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
        Indeed, the project train has derailed and if not controlled, it will inflict serious damaged to image of the image. There seems to be a rallying cry for a Commission of Inquiry (COI) on the port project. There are dark swirling clouds over the project. Too many unanswered questions about this project. A COI will answer these questions and put all the rumors, speculation and innuendos to bed. Though government did not care for one and the Governor decline to commission one, school children are now saying one is needed. And we know school children got their fingers on the pulse.

        Hugh Darley is singing like a canary and threatening to tell investors that the BVI cannot be trusted. Mr. Darley is either a pest or he has a story to tell. He seems intent to punch the BVI in the gut. Facts have a way of shutting people up. Bring on the COI and let the facts come out, letting the chips fall where they may. Is he getting too much press and sucking up too much of the oxygen? The BVI must be given praise for its patience and openness, for in other locales he would have been branded persona non grata. But the BVI is doing the right thing, for denying him entry would give him more ammunition to use. Yes, we invite him into our home and then he poke us in the eye. Lastly, I agree with E. Leonard and NPolitico that arbitration/mediation may be an effective mechanism to explore in resolving this issue. Darley either need to fish or cut bait. Either s.....t or getting off the poe. Either file legal action or shut up.
    • Disinterested (08/01/2016, 08:31) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      Is the derailed train Hugh Darley or port project process? What happens in the dark will come to light.
    • Classmate (08/01/2016, 09:44) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      Well sah de man stated 1)the critical nature of external investment-lifeblood-2)the need to protect the BVI image on the international stage and 3)a means (arbitration/mediation) for mitigation the raging storm over the port project and some of us are having a coronary over a well-reasoned comment. Clearly, there are problems with the port project. One has to ask why there is 1) a cry for a commission of inquiry, 2) Ed de Castro decline to renew his chairmanship of the BVIPA, 3)Claude Skelton-Cline contract renewal and 4)is there merit to Hugh Darley's dog whistle. Virgin Islanders and residents have a right to know what is going on with the port project. Furthermore, the Premier and the Governor have an obligation and duty to provide them answers now and not later.

      Trying to drown out any messenger will not kill the message, for the goat dun jump the pen. The BVI needs to face this emerging crisis head on. A commission of inquiry is a good first step in coming to grips with the problem. At the end of the day, this is all about the BVI image and standing among the international community. Hugh Darley may appear as a fly in the ointment but he needs to be dealt with either through direct engagement or through the legal process. Either way, the BVI needs to put this saga behind and focused on governing. It needs to learn from this and move on, holding people accountable.
    • Eagle and Buffalo (09/01/2016, 09:20) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      There seem to be a dislike for Leonard's post. I have read and perused it many times but I do not see what many are peeved about. My take away is that external investment, as he so rightly put it is the lifeblood of the economy, is vital for the growth, develoent and sustainability of the BVI and its image must be kept from being tarnished. Is there something wrong with this position? It would be interesting to see the thoughts of those who see something wrong.

      Furthermore, the port project both the pier and landside is vital for expanding and improving the tourist product. But even the most ardent supporter must admit that it appears that something MAY be rotten in Denmark about the port project. And to clear the air, remove the bull's eye from some people, exonerate some people and for transparency, an investigation is needed. Be that a commission of inquiry or other means.

      Hugh Darley seems to have an omnipresence in the BVI these days. It seems like ignoring him and hoping he takes a hike is not a workable strategy, putting the BVI image at risk. Perception sometimes can cause equal or greater damage than the real deal, especially it goes unresponded to. A small force or small action can cause great damage. Why only the Deputy Premier met with him? Was he appointed the point person on this project? What was the gist of the meeting?
    • @E Leonard (10/01/2016, 20:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You must be an impersonator E Leonard would never suggest that our Gov should be compliant
      with a shakedown, a bribe.
  • bvi (07/01/2016, 12:35) Like (9) Dislike (25) Reply
    Deport this white man to his country. He has overstayed his welcome. If this was a Caribbean man, he would have been deported long ago
    • Yes (07/01/2016, 12:59) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
      I don't even know where he's from, but what if he's from England ?
    • Music (08/01/2016, 07:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I thought he was only here two days! If he is still here, deporting him would only show that he maybe has a case, and make govt look bad.
  • dog (07/01/2016, 12:52) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
    As people know, I have NEVER liked Darley and IDEA because of their track record in Jamaica and association with commercial and tacky Disney. I also hated his design. You will see that 4000 + people a day are too much for the island to handle and catching up with roads and infrastructure will show mistakes down the road. Penny wise and pound foolish.

    BUT- I do believe his grievance against this government, its lack of transparency, communication, cutting corners, conflict of interest, lack of honor and cronyism. Silence will not solve the matter. Silence is how this place works-- go along to get along. We need people and agencies to stand up.
  • Meh boy (07/01/2016, 12:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

    I fine tell you guys D***** hit kickback money too he ain't saying chit! This is like Edomite on Edomite crime. Very entertaining

  • Kick it (07/01/2016, 13:04) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply

    Kick back kings in trouble now. Soon it going to come out how much Y>>>>> gotta kick back for his big contract he been running mouth complaining all over island.

  • A long time coming (07/01/2016, 13:04) Like (18) Dislike (6) Reply
    Vino investigating like Scotland Yard now, thanks. You want to tell me so many of our people here in the VI went to school qualified and hold degrees in architecture and the relevant areas of constructions and they got to hire an outsider to draw buildings our ministers are too dishonest they hire who they can negotiate kickbacks with now they have them by their balls. Its time for the investigations to take place. They already stole enough monies from us during the construction of the hospital now we have to pay for it through NHI its overbearing somebody has to give account of our monies it is not fear, we work hard for our money and these ministers living high off the hog while we living from pay cheque to pay cheque. what a day of rejoicing it will be when an example is made out of at least one.
  • Just My Two Cents (07/01/2016, 13:12) Like (50) Dislike (4) Reply
    Finally someone these dictators cannot muzzle. It was about time someone shine the light on their dirty deeds. Can we please have a fresh election?
  • Amore (07/01/2016, 13:28) Like (6) Dislike (142) Reply
    I am all for transparency etc HOWEVER for this white man to threaten to expose us internationally is unacceptable! Let him go through the courts, file a law suit and if allowed take it to the Privy Council if he is dissatisfied. For the short sighted people who welcome his threat, what happens if there is a negative effect down the road on ALL of us? Think big (global) picture people, not small NDP vs VIP...please!
    • @Amore (07/01/2016, 18:20) Like (85) Dislike (1) Reply
      Comments like yours is exactly why this place is full of corruption.

      Will it hurt us if he expose us internationally? Yes. But what choice we have? Government Officials keep getting away with this kind of injustice for years.

      If this is the only way we can hold the government accountable I say go for it. I just hope we get some kind of justice. Like a fresh election where certain people are barred from running again. #ijs
  • Where is Mrs. Parson (07/01/2016, 13:35) Like (38) Dislike (0) Reply
    She lamblast Andrew about his rightful comment a while back and now she silent like a lamb.
  • lmao (07/01/2016, 13:36) Like (12) Dislike (55) Reply
    Let me get this straight. The Government said they were extending the pier and building the land side because the cruise companies asked for it. Disney and Norwegian both said they would bring a certain number every year for 15 years. Disney and Norwegian have both been docking at our pier despite the land side not being completed. So, unless I'm missing something, Government has kept its promise to the cruise lines hence they are bringing lots more people to our shores. Darley brought the cruise lines to us but yet, they are dealing with Government and not siding with him on this. What does this tell us? Darley is grasping at straws here and within a few weeks he will be an after thought.
    • Hmm (07/01/2016, 14:12) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      Very poor explanation. The cruise lines will sign with Government but how did it get to that stage?
    • De truth (13/01/2016, 08:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Disney and Norwegian are not stupid. They needed the pier because st thomas is full! They had to agree to $15 head tax which is double what they paid before . BUT if the pier not complete by agreed date, then the contracts that were signed are now invalid - no more $15 unless they feel like it. Having the govt run the project guaranteed over runs and not finishing - so how much would you pay if you didn't need to anymore - perhaps Disney and Norwegian are now here for free! What you think the minister would say if they went to him and said that if he wanted them to show, then they will only do that for free, if not bye bye BVI. Oh, and bye bye minister... The other lines must be loving this because now its extra cheap for them too!

      Not having Darley has saved them BIG. Of course it is in their best interest for the project to scrape through without completion.The govt has not kept their agreement with the cruiselines - dream on if they think it is 90% complete and tenanted (with shops open - not boarded up)!!. NOT 90% of what they felt like building but 90% of what was agreed with the planning dept in 2012/13 when the agreements were done. Watch the bank loan get so expensive now that the hospital will look like a bargain!
  • Why (07/01/2016, 13:52) Like (8) Dislike (65) Reply
    Why are we allowing this man to make such threats against our government and the BVI. He needs to go out of this country.
    • Ok? (07/01/2016, 13:56) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Where ever he goes on the globe he can still do what he threatens to do.
    • Strups (07/01/2016, 16:30) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      Hang on, so you saying is ok for this BS government & their scheming ways to continue doing dirty & not be held accountable? is all well and fine for you huh?!? Well hear this ain fine for me cause they F'ing with mine, my children & possible grandchildren future. Damn fool you be, you busy worrying bout why this man making threats against the government yet the same government you standing up for big & bold threatening the BVI if we don't sign up for them BS scheme they got going on we getting heavy fines, boss you serious? you really serious? This gov don't a F bout you & you standing up for them? Lol Oh wait you can't see that can you. Bunch of idiots in this place no wonder all them politicians treating ppl like sh*t cause that's what ya'll show them you're worth.
    • Yessss (11/01/2016, 19:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      hush yo mouth

  • Drag On (07/01/2016, 14:08) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Can anyone from BVIPA or MCW please state how much the passenger head tax per person is currently under the contractual agreements with the cruise lines!!! What are the current revenues (gross) since the dock extensions and larger ships have arrived. Statistics are needed! Additionally, will an external, reputable, international valuations company be hired to value the finished project? As for Darleys' claims, he appears to be saying that he is willing to shut-up if he is paid. Then in the same breathe he says he is willing to be re-instated on the project to see it finished - yet he says it has valuation issues! Dude I see you want your gwop; however don't seem as if you LOVE us here and want us to get value for money on an over-priced failed project!
  • SMH (07/01/2016, 14:45) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    'BVI Government cannot be trusted'

    Oh that definitely goes without saying, everybody and their grandmother knows that. This must be the one place in the Caribbean where government get to squander taxpayers money, thief, lie even threaten it's ppl if we don't do what they say and get away with it!! Other places man investigations would be launched, persons would be punished even losing their jobs etc. It's no wonder this set in the BVI does what they want because they continuously getting away with murder. As the old ppl does say time longer than twine so leave all of them, them time coming
  • Lawddd (07/01/2016, 15:17) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    You know the feeling you get when ya nervous ? Like ya want to sh*t ? Let's try to imagine how the ministers of this administration feels right now! Especially MV and DOS... Toilet paper done! LMAO!
  • vip (07/01/2016, 15:53) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Could you imagine if the VIP was in government with this & the NDP was in the Opposition? People the investigation would have startef long ago.
  • 1Q (07/01/2016, 16:09) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    I like how this guy making front page on a regular. if he wrote to officials and who ever and nothing happen the legal process always there. Now dude saying "BVI Government can't be trust" that's just as bad as saying the people cant be trusted and we really love ourselves to let this run on media.
  • Just My Two Cents (07/01/2016, 18:24) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    For years these coons turn their back on they own and rolling out the red carpet for these white boys now one of them turn around and bite them. Who would of thought.

    White, Black or Blue Darley I appreciate you.
  • Diaspora (07/01/2016, 19:58) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! Where is the Premier? Is he zoning out and letting the territory's name be dragged through the mud? The port project is putting the BVI in a crisis situation. Effective governing entails managing crisis situations effectively, ie,Tynalol scare ,not the Exxon Valdez grounding. The swirling questions about the port project cannot be solved by procrastination. Instead, the Premier has to assure residents that no stone is being left unturn to unearth the truth. The Premier, not MCW, has ultimately responsibility and accountability for the port project. If the lifting is too heavy for the Premier, leave the heavy lifting to others, ie, MNL, MHS, MEC or MCW.

    Governor, you were appointed to govern so govern. The port project needs a COI. Yes, you decline to commission one on the eve of local elections because you did not want to influence the election. Point taken. But now the situation on the ground has changed, demanding a COi. COI, COI, COI.
  • Bess of the West (07/01/2016, 20:41) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    Okay ..he wrote to one governor, then he wrote to another governor, then he wrote to the Queen, then he plan to sue but no lawsuit,no lawyer, now he plan to tell blah blah ...I am of a mind that the bottom has fallen out from under Darley not only with BVI but others and soon to be all others, because he cooked his own goose.

    NDP, you fellas are the best.
    Darley's cue came from Andrew's statement the and insecurities of some of us so well indoctrinated by the Darley's of the World.
    NDP, you fellas are the best..God Bless.

  • west (07/01/2016, 20:50) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well when the Brown Bummer said this is the most corrupt government MsP nearly take off his clothes where is she now? corrupt........corrupt ....... corrupt..... cant done
    • @west (09/01/2016, 10:45) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      As a result of the irresponsible behaviour of the bummer we invited this other bummer to make an attempt at shaking down our Government. This other bummer is looking for a payday but he underestimated the integrity and temperament of Dr Smith and the other elected Members.
      The first bummer bombed out and so has the second.
      NDP will prevail with another landslide victory and our country will continue forward with blessings.

  • i told you so (07/01/2016, 20:51) Like (113) Dislike (0) Reply
    Greed, fraud, dishonesty and arrogance, these are some of the words that best describe the reality of the BVI today...We live in a country today that has an political system that is rigged, a campaign finance system which is corrupt and a criminal justice system which, too often, does not dispense justice...
  • YES! (07/01/2016, 21:02) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Most people see doomsday right now. I see a business oppertunity at the Ports
  • weed (07/01/2016, 21:09) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh calm down everyone...Duncan will give NDP more cover!
  • Eagle and Buffalo (07/01/2016, 22:49) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    The storm brewing over port project management (scope, time , and cost) is man-made disaster that has its genesis in a lopsided governing. Lopsided governments tend to be tone deaf with autocratic tendicies to do what it want, how it want and where it want without fear of having to be accountable. This is the second attempt at the port project yet is hosed up like Hogan's goat. Further, the Governor, citizens firewall for poor governing, is AWOL. This crisis was avoidable.
  • Roma (08/01/2016, 03:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
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  • foxy (08/01/2016, 07:18) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Let my people go!
  • mental (08/01/2016, 07:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    This guy really hurting.. Mark and Clyne better watch their back......

  • wize up (08/01/2016, 08:34) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    @ mental: why he talking and talking: when I see action from all his talk them I will think different: please give him the yellow page so he can find a good law firm ( put up or shut up )...
  • sad (08/01/2016, 11:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is worse than the bridge and airport. Is this saying the NDP and its administration is above the law? If that is the case those who were imprisoned names must be cleared. The whole thing looks like a setup against the VIP.
  • Bullfoot (08/01/2016, 14:44) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    5 months later and still no one in jail the uk has let us down on good governance
  • Hugh Darley (08/01/2016, 16:20) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    I don't need a nickname to comment to many of the comments made here and in other publications. I came to the BVI and brought a wonderful business opportunity with me. I brought my reputation and 30 years of business relationships with me. I spent and invested two years in the port project with no cost to the government. If I had been a Financial Advisor and brought $90 million in guaranteed revenue to the BVI what would I have been paid. If i were a BVI Architect and provided designs for the port (19 Buildings) and invested over 4000 man hours what would i have been paid? I never asked the people for anything. I do love the BVI and had planned to retire their until the Minister and BVIPA refused to pay me for my work and through me under the safari! Now everyone wants to focus on me, it is your elected government not me that is the center of the problem. I may never recover my loses but the people will always have to demand transparency in their governance. I own my company I am IDEA and our goal is to inspire people to dream! We did that in the BVI and it turned into a nightmare for me with corruption and misrepresentation by the government officials I brought the deal to on a silver platter. Minister be ashamed and be prepared for the consequences. I have friends in the BVI and they will always be my friends. I wish the best for the BVI and everyone should Walk Good and inspire others to Dream!
    • house call (08/01/2016, 21:39) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      "Now everyone wants to focus on me...."
      His remarks over time have indicated that he and his complaints have been ignored by two Governors, London, the Premier and Ministers. Absence of an attorney and/or a lawsuit for alleged nonpayments is bizarre.
      Stress perhaps but defnitely paranoid and delusional.
    • Quiet Storm (10/01/2016, 08:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      The court is an independent body that settles dispute between or among parties. Clearly, there is a dispute b/w you and government so if you believe you were harm why not hire an attorney to file a suit? A story typically has at least three sides: your side, the other person side and somewhere in the middle is normally the truth. Take your cast to the court or take a hike and get a life.
  • mom (08/01/2016, 17:15) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    I trust mr darley any day over mv csc and mvw
  • true tolian (08/01/2016, 17:44) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    What does this man truly wants of us in the bvi,he is here talking foolishness when he brought a group of people
    to us who were truly broke and cuold'nt put money together to get the project started in the first place.Why should
    we put him in the forefront when he and his group renage in the first place.If govt really owes him they should pay
    him his two millions and send him packing.
  • thats right (08/01/2016, 19:17) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am on your side all the way h darley
  • Nurse Betty (08/01/2016, 19:32) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
    Is there a doctor in the house. Evidence of corruption is lacking but much evidence of mental instability has surfaced.
  • crucian (09/01/2016, 06:10) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ayo 'fraid he? Struppsss
  • Bess of the West (09/01/2016, 10:56) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Darley fails to accept that the VI has an international reputation which was built long before his failed attempt at bribery of the VI. His " telling the international community" that he is a sore loser while eating sour grapes strengthens the VI reputation of a government with integrity. Not retaining an attorney and move forward in his life with dignity is somewhat puzzling.
    Putting his ramblings and behaviour out for the world like that is quite strange . He can only sully himself and his company , if it is still in existence. He seems to have nothing to lose at this juncture.
    • Wendy (11/01/2016, 13:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      For real he is out of touch or worse, assumes that we are illiterates. China, South America, Africa and the Middle East, Israel, Australia etc knows America and its constant efforts at subverting governments and a countries economy via bribery lies and threats,so called missionaries and gifts. America has little respect in the International community so he will have to stick with Missisippi, Texas, Alabama and others of his ilk.

      The international community will continue to have trust and respect for the Gov of the BVI as a result of standing firm and outing this attempt at sedition and subversion.
  • Give me a break (09/01/2016, 22:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    So these angry whites have finally realized that the NDP establishment has no interest in them?
  • read more (10/01/2016, 20:10) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Check the bvi beacon story this week more evidence of coruption
  • sea weed (10/01/2016, 21:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    When ishe going tell thoes investors?
  • Scary Mary (10/01/2016, 23:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So far it keeps looking like the Huge Darley is banking on the people being fed up with the NDP, but they have too much money for it to work.
    • Comment (11/01/2016, 15:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
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