CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI - “Something is suspect about the tender process, I know the intellectuals will get on me for this but they have to excuse me, something is suspect about the tender process. I don’t say it’s the persons involved with the evaluations, I kind of feel I happen to know where it is because they have some elements in the Ministry of Finance (MoF) that need to be dealt with,” said Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Questions surrounding the recent Auditor General’s report of the Sea Cow’s Bay (SCB) Harbour Project arose earlier today September 17, 2014 at a press conference called by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith where he indicated that any further investigations would have to be ordered by the Governor His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE.
SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA has released a statement to the media to dispel what he described as the inaccuracies being peddled in a report by the Auditor General on the Sea Cow’s Bay Harbour Development Project.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Doug Wheatley believes the British could intervene if the House of Assembly continues on its current course and has warned that not because the Territory is doing well in certain respects means that the British won’t step in if needed.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said that then acting Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Delores Christopher (R5) acted in accordance with the Standing Orders on August 14, 2014 and as such her ruling cannot be overruled even by the substantive Speaker of the House of Assembly Ingrid A. Moses.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Third District and former Minister for Communications and Works Hon Julian Fraser RA said that if the Auditor General’s report on the Sea Cow’s Bay harbour project is accurate, he is prepared to go to jail.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE today September 11, 2014 not only supported the Government’s Mutual Legal Assistance (Tax Matters) (Amendment) Act, 2014, but also voted for it to be passed at the same Sitting during which it was introduced.
SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola VI - From Monday of this week our news room was bombarded with calls and other secret contacts from high level sources within the National Democratic Party asking to meet someone to provide us with a copy of the Auditor General’s Report on the Sea Cow’s Bay Harbour Development Project authored by Ms. Sonia M. Webster.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Hon Andrew A. Fahie will be boycotting the commencement of the Ninth Sitting of the Third Session of the Second House of Assembly today September 11, 2014, citing Government’s continued disregard for the established practices and conventions and saying he would not condone practices that are questionable and detrimental to good governance.
ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI - “It is obvious that the past Governor did not step up to the expectation of the people of this Territory,” stated Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party and Legislator in the House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3).