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Opposition Leader - Hon Fahie meets over 50 residents on Anegada

-continues to take message of hope & solutions to residents; Anegada remains the forgotten island
Hon Andrew A. Fahie used the opportunity to announce also that he will be meeting with bankers, to address the issue of a lack of banking services on the sister islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
At the end of his well-received presentation, Hon Andrew A. Fahie opened the floor for an interactive questions and answers session where Anegada residents, raised concerns. Photo: Team of Reporters
At the end of his well-received presentation, Hon Andrew A. Fahie opened the floor for an interactive questions and answers session where Anegada residents, raised concerns. Photo: Team of Reporters
Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), on June 18, 2018, took another meeting to the residents of the sister islands—this time to Anegada,—to listen to their issues and bring forward solutions. Photo: Team of Reporters
Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), on June 18, 2018, took another meeting to the residents of the sister islands—this time to Anegada,—to listen to their issues and bring forward solutions. Photo: Team of Reporters
THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI - The sister islands—under the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) of Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL)—continue to suffer.

Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), on June 10, 2018, took another meeting to the residents of the sister islands—this time to Anegada,—to listen to their issues and bring forward solutions.

Like he did at his meetings on Virgin Gorda and Jost van Dyke, Hon Fahie, called on Anegada residents too, to “flip the pyramid,” since, the Premier and his Ministers along with the House of Assembly Members and Technocrats are at the top of the ‘power pyramid’, and the people are at the bottom.

The Opposition Leader explained saying, people are at the bottom of the power structure, “forgotten and disrespected” and its time the people excise their power.

I will bring change-Fahie

Hon Fahie told the gathering of more than 50 residents, he wants to change the Territory with three Ds, ‘Digitalisation, De-centralisation and Diversification.’

The former Minister of Government and school teacher also brought to the people of Anegada an ambitious legislative agenda, “to restore accountability, transparency and good governance.”

He said, sister islands continue to suffer, and that he was surprised, because “your district representative is on the government’s side.”

Many residents of Anegada however, did not want to hear about their district representative, Dr the Honourable, Hubert R. O’Neal (R9), since they claimed they have not seem him for months on Anegada—a part of the ninth district.

Offshore companies need to help

The Opposition Leader noted in his presentation also, “we have some 300,000 plus, off-shore companies in the Virgin Islands (VI) and, “if they say they want to help us to recover, if you obtain a small donation from each of them of $5,000.00, that could amount to some $1B, that could go towards our recovery and we may not even need a loan.”

Hon Fahie told Anegada residents, he also wants “all Cabinet decisions to be public, as all five members must be held accountable,” not just one member whose portfolio is the subject of controversy.

He insisted that, “more power is given to each district representative as the Ministers can’t be found.”

Action time

Hon Fahie used the opportunity to announce also that he will be meeting with bankers, to address the issue of a lack of banking services on the sister islands.

He also raised the topic of the $7.2M, BVI Airways plane that no one has been held accountable for, and “still we have no plane, no flights and no money.”  

At the end of his well-received presentation, Hon Fahie opened the floor for an interactive questions and answers session where residents raised concerns surrounding the lack of good ports facility; issues related to the single working generator—out of four—at the BVI Electricity Corporation; the lack of rehabilitated or repaired shelters for the Hurricane season, and making Anegada  a main ports for cargo.

 

13 Responses to “Opposition Leader - Hon Fahie meets over 50 residents on Anegada ”

  • wow (11/06/2018, 13:46) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    I love this. Keep it up Hon. Fahie
  • Nice (11/06/2018, 13:47) Like (45) Dislike (1) Reply
    While the NDP fighting for power, Hon. Fahie is fighting to empower the people. I agree that it is time to flip the pyramid.
  • My Take (11/06/2018, 13:48) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    At least somebody remembers and cares about the sister islands.
  • Vg man (11/06/2018, 13:50) Like (30) Dislike (1) Reply
    I went to the public meeting in VG with a negative mind towards Fahie but I left fully impressed with him and with a positive mind towards him and his ideas.
  • well done (11/06/2018, 13:52) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    As an Anegadian I want to applaud Fahie for having such an outstanding meeting and a clear path forward. Keep coming to us in this manner please.
  • To me (11/06/2018, 13:53) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    To me Fahie is as genuine a human being as you can get on earth. He has his faults but don't we all.
  • People (11/06/2018, 13:54) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    Fahie clearly is an intelligent man and despite the few naysayers he will serve this country well as Premier.
  • ... (11/06/2018, 14:04) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    keep focus Foy you jammi
  • Hu (11/06/2018, 14:54) Like (1) Dislike (21) Reply
    Wonder what is the motive.
    • To Hu (11/06/2018, 17:02) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      People like you hard to please because dam if you do and dam if you don't.
  • weed (11/06/2018, 15:57) Like (0) Dislike (13) Reply
    fraser just dis he, not even knows his name?


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