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NDP Gov’t putting ‘cart before the horse’- VG resident

- said Gov’t priorities for Virgin Gorda all mixed up
Mrs O. J. Cordella Faulkner, mother of Independent Ninth District Candidate Stephanie I. Faulkner-Williams, has criticised Government for getting their priorities mixed up. She said Government has even been paving roads that didn't need paving in their mad rush to win votes for the June 8, 2015 general election. Photo: VINO
Ninth District independent candidate Mrs Stephanie Faulkner-Williams in the company of some of her supporters including at left Dr Rawle R. Hannibal. Photo: VINO
Ninth District independent candidate Mrs Stephanie Faulkner-Williams in the company of some of her supporters including at left Dr Rawle R. Hannibal. Photo: VINO
Section of the audience at the community forum on May 14, 2015. Photo: VINO
Section of the audience at the community forum on May 14, 2015. Photo: VINO
Mrs Stephanie Faulkner-Williams interacts with some of her supporters following last night's May 14, 2015 forum. Photo: VINO
Mrs Stephanie Faulkner-Williams interacts with some of her supporters following last night's May 14, 2015 forum. Photo: VINO
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Residents of Virgin Gorda were on fire at the Catholic Community Centre in the Valley last night May 14, 2015 at the campaign launch of Mrs Stephanie I. Faulkner-Williams, who is seeking the Ninth District seat, as they were very candid on many issues.

“It is a forum so we can agree to disagree without being disagreeable,” said Mrs O. J. Cordella Faulkner, the mother of Mrs Faulker-Williams, as she continued, “What I think the Ninth District really needs is priority.”

After giving an illustration of how a house is built and how one goes about getting the various resources, Mrs Faulkner noted that one puts the ‘horse before the cart’ and when looking at the way things she alleged are being done on Virgin Gorda it gives one the impression that the government of the day is putting the ‘cart before the horse’.

“If you notice right here in Virgin Gorda, as I repeat myself, there is no priority. They saying they are going to give us a clinic and they start to build now. Couldn’t we had started before we build playground over there? Playground cost $700,000, that clinic could have probably been finished by now, there is no priority,” said the woman to a loud round of applause.

“They talking about senior citizens and they talk about this and they talk about that wouldn’t it be (more) better to start the hospital or mini hospital they call it before they build that playground over there. How many times the kids are going to go in the playground, how many activities are going on there? It is so not right, it is politics, this is what you call this thing, politics, and we have to be mindful, priority works first.”

If it’s not broken don’t fix it!

Mrs Faulkner’s attention was then turned to the paving of roads. “As the sister said they gone and pave Millionaire Street. There is a saying ‘if he nah bruk nah fix ham’, it wasn’t broken and yet we fix it.”

Earlier, Virgin Gorda resident and Mrs BVI Shevon A. Findlay had her take on several issues which included that of the paving of roads. She alluded to the “wild move” of paving a road named ‘Millionaire Road’ in Valley Virgin Gorda. She said she was appalled that the road was in an excellent state yet was the first to have been recapped recently by the government of the day, leaving several others which require urgent remedial works.

As alluded to earlier in the night during the presentation of Mrs Faulkner-Williams, there is  dire need for priority and lots of community forum sessions where issues affecting residents are brought to the fore, ventilated, possible solutions recommended before any action is taken, including being taken by the District Representative to the House of Assembly.

Don’t ask, demand!

This was further supported by several of her supporters, including her mother who said, “You see them (Government), that is why we have to get together as a community and demand, don’t ask demand because if you have all this tourism coming into this country by right some of it should be coming back to us. We don’t have to stand up and listen to them anymore, we must have a voice, and we should be a force to reckon with. When we have community meetings like this, say what you need to say and when we stand before them elected or not elected as the case might be you say what you have to say and don’t be afraid. Don’t be afraid of their faces stand up, and I say don’t ask demand it,” said Mrs Faulkner

She said that in the rush to get back into government lots of little jobs are being given out for which she hopes all the youth toiling daily in the hot sun get paid.

“Now they have these poor little boys on the side of the streets working all day, I hope they get paid you know, I hope they get paid. They sweeping the streets, and they so anxious, they doing anything. All these things are politics, what happen to the last three and a half years? Nothing has been done and right now everything is being done in a hurry,” she said as she also noted that while she is a native of Antigua, she has lived most of her life in Virgin Gorda and she has all her status that allows her to speak out and vote too.

“So I am one of you all, I have all my rights so I can talk, we have to demand not because Stephanie is my daughter! I will tell them what I have to tell them I am not afraid….. I don’t want no promise, I want the real thing.” 

According to Mrs Faulkner-Williams, a massive open-air forum is in the making and residents are to stay tuned for a major announcement that will be made soon.

20 Responses to “NDP Gov’t putting ‘cart before the horse’- VG resident”

  • Steph (15/05/2015, 07:57) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    We love you but you will not be able to beat ONeal and we are not risking that. Sorry we have to go the sure way. We have to go Green.
  • Realist (15/05/2015, 08:29) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yes Mrs. Cordella Faulkner. Tell them! No bit of sense paving Millionaire Road. None whatsoever!
  • .... (15/05/2015, 08:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Another one dead on arrival
  • Valley Political Analyst (15/05/2015, 09:04) Like (14) Dislike (7) Reply
    Wait a minute, where is the candidate's outline - when will we hear that...June 8 is already here Mrs. Williams. I only heard from her mother lol....this is jokes. Mr. Hannibal looks like he's going to form a party...what a thing!!!
    • Virgin Gordian 4 change (15/05/2015, 10:50) Like (29) Dislike (5) Reply
      I guess YOU wasn't at the meeting. Obviously you wasn't. If you were, you would have heard from the candidate and you would have heard her outline. You would have seen her interaction and heard her responses to questions and comments, which by the way I think has only been done by 2 candidates, Mrs. Faulkner-Williams and Dr. Hannibal. However YOU choose to read a snippet that a reporter contributed instead of coming out and hearing it first hand...and you call yourself Valley Political Analyst?... try substituting Analyst with Anarchist or A$$.
      • Valley Political Analyst (15/05/2015, 11:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        What makes you think Valley in my name means I live VG? If Mrs. Williams wanted to convince the people of the BVI who can vote in virgin Gorda, them her outline should have been posted here. She had a launching or a interaction meeting?
      • Please Relay (15/05/2015, 16:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Since you were there would you be kind enough to tell us who weren't what was her outline (or at lease some of it). I was expecting to have a brief outline online but nothing. Based on some of the comments her mother said I would like to know.
        • Virgin Gordian 4 change (16/05/2015, 08:45) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          Stay tuned! The other forums will be advertised, you will hear about it. So please show up and hear/see for yourself. And if by chance you working, too busy and can't make it, stop by her office... stop her when you see her on the streets and strike up a conversation with her... she won't bite you... she does talk to people. LOL!
  • xxxxxxxx (15/05/2015, 09:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You speaking good lady
  • Kim (15/05/2015, 10:10) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    She have at least 10 supports there and one of them hiding her face.
  • Carli (15/05/2015, 10:23) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    I am a little confused. Is Mr Hannibal not running in the 9th as well? Mrs Faulkner is correct. the clinic should have been finished by now, but a looong time ago before the past three years. If you go to the supermarket with only $3.00 in your purse, could you buy steak or chicken. One has to buy according to the money in their wallet, so when you get more money, you can buy your steak, so that is perhaps why the basket ball came before the clinic at this time.
    • VG Resident (15/05/2015, 11:18) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Both parties tired hear, we need A GOD DAMN HOSPITAL NOT NO CLINIC ALL KINDS OF SWIMMING POOLS, BASKETBALL GYM, FISHERMANS WHARF OR WHATEVER BEING BUILT HAVENT SEEN A NO ONE SUGGEST OR RIOT AGAINST NOT BUILDING A CLINIC VG NEEDS A HOSPITAL!!!! How many more children and adults are gonna die, not even a proper medical facility we have a cheap ambulance boat funding is not going where needed i have no confidence in no parties even if an independant canidate gets in no even support from either parties its sad.
  • ooooo (15/05/2015, 10:51) Like (23) Dislike (13) Reply
    the NDP walked off the job so "leh we don't do that thing again" and VOTE ALL OUT AND THE VIP ALL THE WAY!
    • Yes (15/05/2015, 12:02) Like (9) Dislike (12) Reply
      Why should we vote for VIP? A woman won't make you her boyfriend just because she vex with her current boyfriend. Same logic applies. What does VIP bring to the table?
  • facts man (15/05/2015, 11:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    sorry sister we going ALL OUT and VIP all the way
  • please please (15/05/2015, 11:22) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Give those 10 votes to ALL OUT...DON"T WASTE THEM WORK WITH HIM.
  • NORTHSOUNDER (15/05/2015, 11:37) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Imagine Dat.! (15/05/2015, 12:58) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
    We hired some elite men and women 4 years ago, to run our government; (to market and improve our tourism industry, our Financial services, improve our health care system, organize an affordable NHI, build a state of the art cruise pier and land side development and distribute crown lands in a fair and equitable manner).

    They in turn, hired others to do their jobs to the tune of some $20-million. Meanwhile they have been globe trotting all over the world; some running up the citizens credit cards to the tun of $80,000+. One at large member catering to the house of Assembly to the tune of over$100,000; competing against the very persons they wee hired to represent and protect.

    What have we gottent?....The guys did a half finished job at the pier extension; doesn't know where the next underbudgeted $20-million is going to come from to finish the project; then throw a lavish party with fireworks
    costing some $75,000, (that w didn't ask for). We would have settled for the Heritage Dancers, the Razor Blades Leon and the Hot Shots and the Stilt Dancers; costing us perhaps a 3 or 4 thousand $s.

    Then they closed down the government, and walked off the job; a whole 6-months before the expiration of the
    customary 4 year term.

    Now they are asking us to rehire them. I guess they think we ate our lunch money. Hell no.! Who would rehire
    a manager who did such a thing in your employment?.

    I say, Eat um out, and Drink um out. Last time we fired them, they said that it was perhaps because thy were to advance for us.

  • Realist (15/05/2015, 14:22) Like (28) Dislike (21) Reply
    Virgin Gorda PLZ don't split ur votes if u split ur votes the NDP wins. Vote the VIP all the way we hear ur cry and will fix Virgin Gorda straight. It will be a major priority for the ppl. All Out approves this message.
  • Voting start. (15/05/2015, 17:24) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    All the noise, all the hupla and all the hype. Hannibal is still the best man--his plans are realistic and he is solution driven...He will address the issue and find a solution to children born hear who are denied the rights of a borning Country gave.... Not like mark--archie--Myron--elvera--cedric all this issue should be of concern--no guts no courage..---BOB MARLEY SAY--IF HE CANT USE HIS LIFE TO HELP PLENTY PEOPLE--THE VOICE LESS--HIS LIFE IS USELESS--HE DON`T NEED IT--(that's the man--a real man--a Godly man--a courageous man--a real people`s man) That`s why 25 years after his death he is one of the most popular dead man.---Hannibal can be that man.

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