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Opposition Leader takes road-show to Jost van Dyke

Foxy's as seen from the water. Photo: Julian Putley
Opposition Leader and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), will this evening Wednesday, June 6, 2018, host yet another public meeting—this time with residents of Jost van Dyke. Photo: Provided
Opposition Leader and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), will this evening Wednesday, June 6, 2018, host yet another public meeting—this time with residents of Jost van Dyke. Photo: Provided
LITTLE HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI - Opposition Leader and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), will this evening Wednesday, June 6, 2018, host yet another public meeting—this time with residents of Jost van Dyke.

Venued at Foxy’s for a 5:00PM start, the meeting is being held under the theme, 'Our Past, Our Present, Our Future,' and comes on the heels of a similar outreach on sister island, Virgin Gorda, on May 31, 2018.  According to a public circular announcing the Jost van Dyke meeting, the Opposition Leader will be “listening to the people, while discussing current issues and working on solutions.”

Flip the Pyramid

Hon Fahie on May 31, 2018—during his Virgin Gorda outreach—had called on residents there to, “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 at the time told Virgin Gordians, people are the bosses and, “the time has come to make the politicians account to the people, and not the other way around”.

He was adamant the public has lost confidence in elected officials, since “politicians have lost their way, thinking they are the people’s bosses.”

As such, “it’s time to flip the pyramid, putting the people at the top,” according to the Opposition Leader.

He used the occasion to also publicly chide Ministers for being, “too busy for the public” and lamented, even he, as an elected member has a hard time reaching some Ministers of Government.

Hon Fahie’s public meeting this evening, is being held just two days before thousands of Virgin Islanders are slated to take to the streets for the ‘Peoples March,’ in protest of the National Democratic Party (NDP) government’s perceived excesses, corruption and a lack of transparency and accountability in managing the affairs of the Territory.

 

 

7 Responses to “Opposition Leader takes road-show to Jost van Dyke ”

  • “flip the pyramid” (06/06/2018, 13:54) Like (25) Dislike (1) Reply
    We livin it! Yes! ‘Tis man on a mission mehson.
  • watcher (06/06/2018, 14:35) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    Keep the pressure on bronx bummer
  • The Peoples’ March next (06/06/2018, 14:54) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    #VIWOKE!!!FRIDAY!!!THE DAWNING OF A NEW DAY!!!JUNE 8TH, 2018!!!A MARCH IN OUR STORY.
  • One Man Show Cant form a govt (06/06/2018, 15:05) Like (8) Dislike (16) Reply
    if you do not reveal your TEAM very soon so they can also go on these meetings alongside you, you will lose dearly again as the people would not have gotten to know and hear your fellow candidates.
    LeBron tried it and feeling the pain of the "lone" show right now, Warriors works as a team and accomplishes individual goals in the process, you are trying to do this as an individual without a TEAM.
    Wise up Andrew, no matter how much infighting is within the NDP when it comes to being elected they lap their individual tales between their legs and come together to make things happen (form the government).
  • Our say (06/06/2018, 15:26) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Friday...march we well.
  • Bam! (06/06/2018, 15:33) Like (26) Dislike (2) Reply
    That’s the man.
  • time (06/06/2018, 15:46) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
    to up the game with your other candidates, other jockeys coming out the gate. You will need a strong team if your party plan to sustain.


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