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‘Mitch’ grilling Premier on spending @ NDP 1

-Proposes questions to the same gov't he was fully involved in
Former National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Chaplain, Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull (R2), aka ‘Mitch,’ now with the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM-NDP2), is now openly questioning Premier Smith. Photo: VINO/File
Dr. The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL). Photo: VINO/File
Dr. The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL). Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Chaplain, Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull (R2), aka ‘Mitch,’ now with the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM-NDP2), is now openly questioning Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) on spending under the NDP Government.

At the upcoming Sixth Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI)—to be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the HoA in Road Town, Tortola—Hon Turnbull has proposed a number of questions to the same government he was fully involved in.


“Madam Speaker, could the Honourable Premier and Minister of Finance please tell this Honourable House: What happened to the funds that were earmarked from the $15M CDB Loan to complete the road from Dog Hole to Foxy’s in Great Harbour, Jost van Dyke?,” he asked via the order paper for the upcoming sitting. 

Mr Turnbull continues, “When does the Government [NDP1] intend to deliver on a promise made to the people of Jost van Dyke from 2014 and on several occasions after in 2015 and 2016 by the Minister responsible for the subject?”

'Mitch' of NDP 2 further inquired about more 'scandal' projects under NDP 1, “Madam Speaker, would the Honourable Premier… please inform this Honourable House of the names of persons involved in the negotiations of the $7.2Million BVI Airways/BV Airways,” he asked while requesting additional details.

Moving on to the Cruise Ship Pier, Mr Turnbull asked, “What is the status of the audit report on the Cruise Ship Pier and Land Side Development? [and] when would it be brought to this Honourable House.”

NDP is Gov’t & Opposition – Fahie

Just recently, Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Chairman and former Leader of the Opposition, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) had said at a January 7, 2019, press conference that the NDP is both the government and the opposition.

“Members of the NDP who refused to attend meetings of the Public Accounts Committee and cause it not to function now sits as the majority of the opposition and will pretend to hold their very own government responsible for actions in which they were fully involved,” Mr Fahie said.

12 Responses to “‘Mitch’ grilling Premier on spending @ NDP 1 ”

  • 1 (10/01/2019, 22:15) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    He knows the answers
  • question (11/01/2019, 05:18) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Please can the government tell us what percentage of ownership in BVI Airways/BV Airways did/does the invested $7.2M represent? Can the ownership percentage qualify the BVI government (investor) as having a controlling interest? Reason for asking is that certain legislators often give the impression that the investment, though substantial from the government's purse perspective, gives control of the company. Considering the price tag on the type of planes concerned I suspect that the BVI government ownership may be significantly small and would not, in the ordinary course of business, give control. So legislators need to ask questions that are relevant and stop asking questions that will get us no where with regards to understanding the true position of our investment. What is the current value of the company so we can determine the current value of our investment? Is a dis investment possible at this time? Is dis investment being perused? Status of effort to date?
  • the rock (11/01/2019, 06:23) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    Mitch you sound so stupid, clyne will whip your a $$!
  • Hmmm (11/01/2019, 07:33) Like (24) Dislike (5) Reply
    A hermit crab my change it shell but affect remain it’s still a hermit crab. All those people from NDP and who’s still in NDP are still a Hermit crab. If you all serious about our community we would seriously vote for VIP. It’s a new era and it’s easier to keep them on their toes etc.... As for the 9th we all going with Vincent.
  • Damon (11/01/2019, 08:06) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hmmm.. this should be interesting.. you know I find it SOOO strange how since they left they now trying to ask the hard questions to the Premier about all the wrongs n bad decisions that were made in a party “He” was a part of.. so is this suppose to make u look credible in our eyes..why now ? say u r on our side to find the truth of our tax payers monies that “somebody” need to be held accountable for.. the Govt that u were a part of robbed us the citizens of the BVI and our expat neighbors paying into our system..u were a part of them when our monies were being robbed from us and the bad decision-making processes .. why should we trust you all..
  • Damon (11/01/2019, 08:31) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    I have to say I agree with “the Rock” Mitch that u sound stupid.. a rat on the inside eating the cheese now want to say it’s spoil.. you all are a joke .. why not defend us the people then against when “you” the ndp govt was doing their wrong against the people.. I hope and pray that all of these wrongs be looked into and persons are held accountable for their actions.. ”NO ONE” is above the law..
  • tola (11/01/2019, 08:42) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    too little too late....
  • Hmm (11/01/2019, 08:48) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    They need to grill you for allegedly stealing all the goods provided after the hurricane.
  • Anon (11/01/2019, 08:49) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    they need to grill you for allegedly stealing the goods/tarps provided after the hurricane.
  • WHAT!!! (11/01/2019, 09:13) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    Mitch, you were part of the government when these decisions were made so you know the answers. If you do notknow you should not have voted yes on these important matters. Either way I have no trust in you.
    • @What!!!! (11/01/2019, 11:24) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
      he did not Vote yes you fool like yall got memory loss. yall aint vex with he give away the money but who was on the team that had no say.....this lil country....................... ili
  • Dollar Bill (11/01/2019, 15:15) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mitch switch was off because he was comfortable making a salary.

    Once you did not second the motion of no confidence that Fahie brought forward then you and Ronnie and Archie are just as responsible for the missing planes cause you all were missing in frigging action.

    Get out a here with that crap!

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