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‘NDP lied & deceived taxpayers saying VIP left country broke’ - Hon Fraser

-Hon Julian Fraser delivered his first National Address since becoming Virgin Islands Party Boss
Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) (left) who is serving his fourth consecutive term representing the Third District said, “so taking 3/4 of November 2011 and all of December 2011 that amounts to $35 million, and taking the same NDP's claim that the VIP left a $30 million debt into consideration, which makes a total of $65 million in debt and expenses, I ask this question. Mr. Premier (Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith, right), you paid the $65 million in commitments, and you were left with $10 million. So, where did $10 million disappear to?” Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Putting the notion to rest that the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is dead, the Territory heard last evening November 12, 2014 from the party Chairman Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3), in a national broadcast carried on radio and television.

Many party loyalist and voters have complained for months that they were not hearing from their leader Hon. Fraser who replaced Honourabe Ralph T. O’Neal OBE (R9) in an internal party election on May 28, 2014 becoming the third Chairman of the VIP.

In his over 20 minutes address to the Virgin Islands Hon Fraser outlined his economic solutions if his party is returned to office and pointed out how a VIP Government will be different from that of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) regime now in power for three plus years.

However, while giving a speech of hope, solutions and facts the new VIP firebrand leader threw some punches in what he described as ‘setting the record straight’.

NDP propaganda on VIP leaving country broke was a lie!

“Before I get into how the VIP will address these pressing matters including the economy, let me move to an area I call setting the record straight, and be forthright in making you the wiser,” the party Chairman told the listeners.

“The current NDP Government stated a gross untruth almost immediately upon winning the elections of 2011, with propaganda that the Virgin Islands Party left the country broke,” according to Hon Fraser.

The party Chairman when on to say, “in fact, it has become crystal clear that this was a gross fabrication from the analysis, and from thorough assessment of the matter.”

As a matter of fact, it has been confirmed that between November 7, 2011 the date upon which the NDP took office, and the end of year December 31, 2011, that within that seven short weeks the NDP collected $53 million from the Financial Services Commission alone.

But not only that, Hon Fraser said, the NDP was the beneficiary of another $22 million from additional sources during that same time period. In short, the NDP inherited $75 million from the outgoing Virgin Islands Party Government in 2011.

“Bear in mind that this financial information came from the Premier and Minister of Finance himself,” the veteran politician Hon Fraser articulated.

“The very healthy financial state in which the VIP left the country was revealed by the Premier, during the Questions and Answers period of the 7th Sitting of the 3rd Session of the 2nd House of Assembly on June 13th 2014,” Hon Fraser said.

“So not only was this a gross fabrication, but the NDP deceived you the taxpaying public, the NDP was less than forthright to you about the state of the country's finances,” he said.

“Now even the Minister for Health himself, a man with some proficiency in financial matters, has stated repeatedly, that government requires $20 million in cash each month to operate,” he said.

Under NDP $10M missing

Hon Fraser who is serving his fourth consecutive term representing the Third District said “so taking 3/4 of November 2011 and all of December 2011 that amounts to $35 million, and taking the same NDP's claim that the VIP left a $30 million debt into consideration, which makes a total of $65 million in debt and expenses, I ask this question. Mr. Premier, you paid the $65 million in commitments, and you were left with $10 million. So, where did $10 million disappear to?”

Hon Fraser told the public that this remains an unanswered question!

35 Responses to “‘NDP lied & deceived taxpayers saying VIP left country broke’ - Hon Fraser”

  • Vi is home (13/11/2014, 10:37) Like (17) Dislike (23) Reply
    Cry cry cry baby take the yampy out your eyes
    • Hmmm (13/11/2014, 16:29) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
      Lol funny
    • @ vi is home (13/11/2014, 16:33) Like (0) Dislike (10) Reply
      sorry i do not get your point
      • Vi is home (13/11/2014, 20:46) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        How would you get the point your a primary school drop out have to be from hog city...................lol
    • the rock (13/11/2014, 20:31) Like (45) Dislike (9) Reply
      what the people of this country needs to do is protest againt bi-water its shame how the vip did this sh.t to us..people we need to stand up againt this its the same as when wickham's cey was sold out!
      • @ the rock (13/11/2014, 20:57) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
        Sometimes I wonder if the leader and supporters of the NDP and their bloggers has hit dem head. Children are starving in this lil BVI and 'the rock' wants to change the subject with this crap and old hogwash..biwater is here to stay and I hope the NDP will go!
        • Lies? (14/11/2014, 15:23) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
          When biwater is finished with this country you know what real starvation is. The subject will never change from biwater to anything else because the monthly bill we have to pay them as a country is the subject you fool.
  • rattie (13/11/2014, 10:39) Like (14) Dislike (25) Reply
    Hats off for setting the record stright.....
  • DJ* (13/11/2014, 10:44) Like (26) Dislike (23) Reply

    Fraser with this same l..ng old story, it is so true what vip did to this country and left another party to pick up their mess. who e hut e hut!!

    • @ DJ* (13/11/2014, 13:46) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      No way, no how. funny man you can fool NDP cow birds but you can't fool the rest of we. Go sit down!
  • xxxxxxxx (13/11/2014, 10:44) Like (8) Dislike (18) Reply
    good show now let's get the thing started
  • OhKala (13/11/2014, 10:49) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    Talk that
  • Ohh (13/11/2014, 11:02) Like (20) Dislike (14) Reply
    Oh so that's why they left so many unfinished projects. They had too much money. LMAO nonsense.
    • @ Ohh (13/11/2014, 13:49) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
      ahhhhhh..........I'm yawning SB and MVW...scatter with your crap out today on every site
    • Nonsense You say! (13/11/2014, 23:12) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
      After sorting out the 06 dilema not to exclude the hospital, enough was left back to cut bush in December after the election and hire consultants BAM!
      • Race Track Money (14/11/2014, 15:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Do you mean the 90thousand spent on the race track studies? Bam Bamm!!
  • zoe (13/11/2014, 11:02) Like (13) Dislike (9) Reply
    So happy to hear fraser bam
  • FIRE (13/11/2014, 11:09) Like (7) Dislike (9) Reply
    Things starting to HEAT UP I see...
  • pat (13/11/2014, 11:37) Like (15) Dislike (8) Reply
    actually the more he talks, the more he alienates people. I am relieved he hasn't been vocal lately and I am glad that Fahie has become more visible. Fraser should let others speak more in public with his visibility in campaigning. He can be the puppeteer behind the scenes if he wants, but he has to learn to say what he means and means what he says. walk the talk and not sensationalize or whine.
    • NDP Nightmare (13/11/2014, 13:17) Like (1) Dislike (11) Reply
      Scartter your *ss
    • Liat 521 (13/11/2014, 19:17) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      Someone need to buy this NDP group a one way ticket out of the BVI far away somewhere in exile. This country is tired of them!!
    • Peters (14/11/2014, 07:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      So sorry for ndp Frazer will be a big humbug for them getting reelected
  • x factor (13/11/2014, 11:59) Like (13) Dislike (36) Reply
    I trust the vip and Fraser any day over the ndp too much lies
  • @ pat (13/11/2014, 12:29) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    To trust Fahie over Fraser means you are practically brain dead
    • pat (13/11/2014, 23:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      no, it is the lesser of two evils. I would actually like to see Preston Stoutt enter the race.
    • take this to the bank (14/11/2014, 00:03) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
      are you kidding. Fraser and Fahie are a million time better that Smith, Myron and Mark
  • ooooo (13/11/2014, 12:52) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    ndp is a bunch of prevaricators
  • a real lawyer (13/11/2014, 14:03) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thumbs up on this excellent speech, see you do not need anyone from DC to tell us the truth Fraser and the VIP has the record down pack!!!!!

    The VIP stalwarts along with others build this BVI. Now Johnny come lately mw thinks only he did something and when you look at it nothing there but spin, nice speeches and photos opps. Can’t wait until next elections to throw out the NDP loosers who only care about dem selves NDP must go and WILL!!
  • vi (13/11/2014, 17:09) Like (9) Dislike (12) Reply
    You are so happy to hear Fraser bam? You people have no shame. The VIP put this country on a stand still for over 3 years and here the NDP is bringing it back on it's feet and you all rallying around nonsense? You all better join the PEP or something new because that VIP under Fraser will not carry no elections. BAM BAM that!!
    • @ vi (13/11/2014, 19:05) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      Sometimes you really have to wonder if the NDP ever listens to a play-back of what she has said or read what they write on deds blogs,
  • polo (13/11/2014, 19:15) Like (3) Dislike (12) Reply
    This is exactly what I wanted to hear from Fraser and the VIP. I want more pressure from the opposition and the people of the BVI. This incompetent NDP gang should be sanctioned and new elections called.
  • qc (13/11/2014, 23:14) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Fraser an the VIP is finally waking up to the need to fulfill his promises to look out for we the lil people
  • my two cents (13/11/2014, 23:28) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Well done, Mr. Fraser. This country desperately needs some leadership, and the anti-government crusaders in the NDP party are not about to provide it.....
  • under the bus (13/11/2014, 23:34) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Despite being an ardent VIP supporter, I am torn on this issue. On one hand, I want VIP to antagonize and confront the NDP who have been using incendiary language and waving a red flag in front of Fraser and Uncle door.. On the other hand, I am not sure that the nation is on Fraser's side on the issues
  • one eye roster (14/11/2014, 07:48) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Long live the vip


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