By Dickson Igwe
This Old Boy Columnist was "GOB SMACKED’’ on Friday afternoon, January 30, 2015. Why? Well he bumped into a major pillar of the third party political culture in the British Virgin Islands. This Wannabe Analyst smirked dryly at his friend stating, “when will you guys face the reality that you are going to have to join forces with one of the BIG TWO, to get anywhere!”
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - It was a very disturbing scene earlier this morning January 30, 2015 while at the official opening ceremony of Agriculture Week 2015 in Paraquita Bay when former legislator and a respected person in the Virgin Islands community Ms Eileene L. Parsons OBE with allegedly colourful words refused to shake the hand of Virgin Islands Party (VIP) senior member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has come out swinging against the National Democratic Party (NDP) who in their response to Honourable Andrew A. Fahie’s (R1) allegations of corruption attacked the VIP Chairman by pointing to his years as a Government Minister and making allegations of their own against him.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2) said that he has always declared his interests yearly as is required by law and that he ensures that this is done, even if he is a little late.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After some three days since the popular First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, in a report to his district and the people, accused the Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith-led three-year-old National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration of being the most corrupt in the modern Virgin Islands, a statement has been issued.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2) said that for the upcoming elections his party intends to run a campaign based on offering solutions but acknowledged that there must be a place for truth-telling, whether or not it is well received, since people need to know what happened.
CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said the fact that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration has had four Accountants General in just three years speaks volumes for their financial management of the Territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- More than 48 hours after senior Virgin Islands Party (VIP) member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) leveled serious charges against the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, labeling them as “the most corrupt government in the modern history of the Territory”, they have struggled to respond.