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‘I’ve never withheld anything from anyone’ – Hon Fraser

- said he is not the kind of person to do or not do things for people because of whether he likes them or not
Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA in addressing members of his constituents last evening June 7, 2015 declared that he could stand with a clear conscience and say that he has never denied assistance to anyone in the district because I didn’t like that person or wanted something from them. Photo: VINO
He was speaking at the well in Sea Cow’s Bay, Tortola on the final campaign rally for elections 2015 which culminates on voting day today June 8, 2015. Photo: VINO
He was speaking at the well in Sea Cow’s Bay, Tortola on the final campaign rally for elections 2015 which culminates on voting day today June 8, 2015. Photo: VINO
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3), in addressing members of his constituents last evening June 7, 2015 as the incumbent wrapped up campaign activities for re-election, declared that he could stand with a clear conscience and say that he has never denied assistance to anyone in the district because "I didn’t like that person or wanted something from them".

He was speaking in Sea Cow’s Bay, Tortola following a motorcade.

“I would hear what they say about me behind my back, but you would never know that I heard it,” he said. “You just go and tell others about me and you think they don’t come back to me with it, but you wouldn’t know it,” he said.

He said he was recently accused of being vindictive but he assured that he is “not that kind of guy.”

Honourable Fraser’s image has taken a battering from the members of the National Democratic Party (NDP) on the campaign trail and the level of personal attacks against one person took to new heights for this campaign season.

“I just came by tonight to tell you that if you are going to trade me in just consider that I have been on this job for 16 years consistently. You cannot trade me in for someone who can’t keep a job. Three jobs in three years…,” said Honourable Fraser, referring to Kevin ‘OJ’ Smith, who is running for the NDP in the Third District.

“The last time this man ran against me he lost and he was facilitated with a cushy $95,000 job while I accepted my $45,000 job. That is the difference in us…and when he felt that that wasn’t enough he walked, for a bigger job,” said Honourable Fraser.

From the heart

Honourable Fraser said he knows that what he did for the Third District he did from the heart. “I believe in the masses…I don’t believe in the few benefitting while the masses suffer."

He told supporters that these elections would be the chance the people have to tip the scales back in their favour as over the last three years all of the legislation passed favoured the rich and persons in big business.

During the one hour address, Honourable Fraser addressed issues regarding the establishment of the National Health Insurance, water on Tortola and Biwater and the victimisation of members of the public service, among others.

Hon Fraser succeeded the veteran and outgoing legislator, Hon Ralph T. O'Neal as chairman of the Virgin Islands Party and could be the next premier of the Virgin Islands if his party wins at the polls today, June 8, 2015.

The National Democratic Party (NDP) had focussed much of its attention during the campaign trail trying to paint Hon Fraser as an 'undesirable' leader. One NDP member even stated it would be a "nightmare" if Hon Fraser becomes premier.

Hon O'Neal in particular has consistently defended Hon Fraser, saying that he has worked with him for years and described Hon Fraser as being a "thinker" and possessing a genuine desire to help everyone, especially the "small man".

9 Responses to “‘I’ve never withheld anything from anyone’ – Hon Fraser”

  • just saying.. (08/06/2015, 07:51) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    Let ms daniels tek dat
  • Voter Too (08/06/2015, 08:14) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Wish you and the VIP party all the best in today's elections and the NDP and the other independent parties that you all may come together to form a coalition to take the BVI forward.
  • Wonder (08/06/2015, 08:34) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I wonder is K.Daniel changed her mind?
  • Suga moma (08/06/2015, 13:00) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Are you for real? Well I know you do not portray the true qualities of leadership..
  • heads up (08/06/2015, 13:41) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Fraser don't mind the noise tonight after "Battle Ounce Tell" leave it to the Great God above. And that young lady she has no shame you being their for her in thin and thick times even when she had the accident you being their up till midnight at the hospital with her you even paid her disconnected light bill, you feed her what more do she want? tell her go to King Jesus.
    • So (11/06/2015, 18:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ heads up. Did you think before you wrote? You are the one with no shame. Well the battle has been won. Now what?
  • Fish with wings (08/06/2015, 14:42) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I wish you well Mr. frazer---Don`t blame yourself, its that congress, that failed you, You are a fish and they gave you wings instead of Fins----they were without wisdom and vision----I really do wish you well.
  • wize up (09/06/2015, 01:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    see you soon old chap(2019)


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