Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 1-284-442-8000 or Email ALL news to:newsvino@outlook.com; ads call 1-284-440-6666

NDP controls both Gov’t & Opposition – VIP Chairman

-Says PVIM members will attempt to hold NDP Gov’t responsible for their own actions
The NDP breakaway group, Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM), is headed by former Key National Democratic Party (NDP1) member, Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL). Photo: VINO/File
Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Chairman and former Leader of the Opposition Honourable, Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says it is historic that the National Democratic Party (NDP) now controls both the Government and the Opposition within the Virgin Islands’ House of Assembly (HoA). Photo: Facebook
Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Chairman and former Leader of the Opposition Honourable, Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says it is historic that the National Democratic Party (NDP) now controls both the Government and the Opposition within the Virgin Islands’ House of Assembly (HoA). Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Chairman and former Leader of the Opposition, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says it is historic that the National Democratic Party (NDP) now controls both the Government and the Opposition within the Virgin Islands’ House of Assembly (HoA).

He made this observation during a press conference on Monday, January 7, 2019, at the studios of the Caribbean Broadcast Network (CBN) in Road Town, the Capital City. 

Total Control

“The records will reflect that the NDP Government has controlled 12 of the last 20 years of governance, including the last 8 years,” Mr Fahie said as he reflected on the NDP’s rule in the Territory.

“History will also show that after splitting of the party, the National Democratic Party now controls both the Government and the Opposition, historic indeed,” the VIP Chairman pointed out.

He said long before the hurricanes of 2017, he took a motion of no confidence in the Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) to the HoA over lack of transparency and accountability in the handling of the territory’s finances as a result of poor governance.

“The only challenge that I now have is that members of the NDP who refuse 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.

The NDP breakaway group, Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM), is headed by former key National Democratic Party (NDP1) member, Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL).

8 Responses to “NDP controls both Gov’t & Opposition – VIP Chairman ”

  • and (08/01/2019, 11:19) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    How is that different from what happened in Barbados????
    • Exactly (08/01/2019, 15:08) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
      This is the real world. We must mature politically. This is so juvenile
  • Amateur Night (08/01/2019, 11:26) Like (20) Dislike (47) Reply
    This is amateur. And its not sustainable. Deal with the real issues. Tell us how you will help us out of the hole.
    • Reply (08/01/2019, 11:56) Like (14) Dislike (22) Reply
      thank god the VIP is the only one with solutions
      • @Reply (08/01/2019, 15:09) Like (11) Dislike (9) Reply
        The VIP can find the problems. I have not heard a single solution yet with a full slate of candidates. You can fool some people some time. You can't fool all the people all the time.
        • To @Reply (09/01/2019, 01:29) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
          You have to live under a rock to post that VIP have NOT given solutions. Check each candidate's facebook page and listen to all the rallies. The VIP have the best solutions and the best team hands down.
  • wize up (08/01/2019, 12:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    who to blame


Create a comment


Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.

Weather


Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.