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School lunch programmes for entire VI - Dean B. Fahie

-Says NDP 1 will try everything to hold power & keep hands in cookie jar
Former Deputy Comptroller of Customs, Dean B. Fahie, now a District 8 candidate under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) slate for Elections 2019 in the Virgin Islands (VI), is promising big changes if elected as District representative. Photo: Facebook
“I want you to trade style for substance. I want you to trade personal interest for community interest [and] I want you to trade stagnation for movement,” he said while promising new hope under the VIP. Photo: Facebook
“I want you to trade style for substance. I want you to trade personal interest for community interest [and] I want you to trade stagnation for movement,” he said while promising new hope under the VIP. Photo: Facebook
According to the former Deputy Comptroller of Customs, “You have nominated me from among you to be the candidate from this District. My duty is to spend the next few weeks, and hopefully the next few years, representing you… [and] fighting for you, every moment, every day,” he told those gathered at the VIP rally to loud applause. Photo: Facebook
According to the former Deputy Comptroller of Customs, “You have nominated me from among you to be the candidate from this District. My duty is to spend the next few weeks, and hopefully the next few years, representing you… [and] fighting for you, every moment, every day,” he told those gathered at the VIP rally to loud applause. Photo: Facebook
Under his stewardship of District 8, Mr Fahie is also promising the residents a central fishing complex and market service, land for farmers to farm, a community centre and home for the seniors in addition to a new East End clinic. Photo: Team of Reporters
Under his stewardship of District 8, Mr Fahie is also promising the residents a central fishing complex and market service, land for farmers to farm, a community centre and home for the seniors in addition to a new East End clinic. Photo: Team of Reporters
EAST END, Tortola, VI - Former Deputy Comptroller of Customs, Dean B. Fahie, now a District 8 candidate under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) slate for Elections 2019 in the Virgin Islands (VI), is promising big changes if elected as District representative.

Mr Fahie offered a long list of promises to come under a VIP Government with him as D8 representative last evening Thursday, February 7, 2019, during his campaign launch in the Red Bay, East End area on the main island of Tortola.

I will fight – Fahie

According to the former Depuity Comptroller of Customs, “You have nominated me from among you to be the candidate from this District. My duty is to spend the next few weeks, and hopefully the next few years, representing you… [and] fighting for you, every moment, every day,” he told those gathered at the VIP rally to loud applause.

“I want you to trade style for substance. I want you to trade personal interest for community interest [and] I want you to trade stagnation for movement,” he said while promising new hope under the VIP. 

“The nightmare from this long dark night of selfishness, power grabs, wastage and patronage is about to come to an end. We the people can put them on notice,” he said in reference to the Hon Walwyn and Premier Smith led National Democratic Party (NDP 1) government.

Children First

According to Mr Fahie, “We have to work hard for our children, especially for those who attend the Willard Whitley and Francis Lettsome Primary Schools. We say it is not acceptable for children attending school hungry... a hungry child can’t learn and a child that don’t learn will have a tough future,” he said while highlighting some of the struggles in the district.

“And so we will introduce a lunch program for the students of the two schools in the District... and VIP will also take this programme around the territory. In this campaign we will work for those things [and] we will give ourselves the time,” he said.

Under his stewardship of District 8, Mr Fahie is also promising a central fishing complex and market service, land for farmers to farm, a community centre and home for the seniors in addition to a new East End clinic. 

Further, he said the VIP will create jobs by cutting down wastage and corruption and encouraging investments so that the people will have a better chance.

NDP 1 will try everything

He said, “Those in power won’t give up without a fight… They will try everything in the book… to hold on to power [and] to keep their hands in the cookie jar,” in reference to the NDP 1 Government.

“Our forefathers who were brought here, who came to this land, fought for their dignity and for ours,”Mr Fahie uttered.

“So when they [NDP 1] come around trying to buy your vote, let them know it is an insult to you, it’s an insult to your forefathers, it’s an insult to your children,” he warned

19 Responses to “School lunch programmes for entire VI - Dean B. Fahie ”

  • ... (08/02/2019, 11:35) Like (29) Dislike (11) Reply
    very good speech love it
    • VI East Ender (08/02/2019, 16:02) Like (12) Dislike (16) Reply
      Did we listened to the same speech? It had no Substance. Pure empty vessels talking.
  • soul (08/02/2019, 11:38) Like (23) Dislike (4) Reply
    Sounds good . Where is the money and the land for all that good sounding land ?...Real and honest people focus and the simple urgent realistic stuff
    • question (08/02/2019, 16:00) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
      The same thing I said. Where will he put the community centre? Are he intends to raise taxes for such school food program on tax payers, Are if he intends to implement fees in school? Just saying
  • strupssss (08/02/2019, 11:48) Like (38) Dislike (35) Reply
    U DONE LOOSE BEFORE ELECTION EVEN START
  • VG Resident Voter (08/02/2019, 11:50) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
    He wasn't as bad with his delivery as I presumed he will be. Only results on election day will tell if the people trust him more. "Wha he had say" - Substance over Style? lol
  • time to wake the 8th (08/02/2019, 12:43) Like (14) Dislike (8) Reply
    We with Dean!! EXCELLENT speech!!!! He's just what the 8th needs.
  • Cool Cat (08/02/2019, 14:33) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    I am moving to the East Tnaye a lot of money trees growing there.
  • james (08/02/2019, 15:54) Like (13) Dislike (6) Reply
    Time to wake the 8th with Dean!!
  • Real Talk (08/02/2019, 16:03) Like (13) Dislike (11) Reply
    Mr. Fahie before his launching misleading a lot of information. I live in the district all my life and not one day you ever heard this man did anything to spare head any improvements in the district but time will tell.

    Dirty politricks will be soon over. If he lose he will be the author of his own creation.
  • vi political (08/02/2019, 16:05) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    Yes and his speech had style, Bashing but no substance. I came expecting so much seeing that two District 8 persons are on the team.
  • talk (08/02/2019, 16:18) Like (9) Dislike (13) Reply
    As a big businessman what have you donated or sponsored for the community??? You don’t even say hi to people. You don’t need to be a politician to help the less fortunate. Start from now. Sponsor the school that’s next door to where you live.
    • Really (08/02/2019, 17:23) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
      Just because something isn’t being publicized, doesn’t mean it hasn’t or isn’t being done ! Shut up!
  • SMH (08/02/2019, 17:29) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
    He obviously has y’all running scared, that y’all paid bloggers are on here trying to bash the man. He was GREAT. End of story. #timetowakethe8th.
  • Political Observer (PO) (08/02/2019, 18:34) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
    Former and late NY Governor Mario Cuomo, father of current NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, is credited with this political gem: Campaign in poetry and govern in prose. During this campaign guava crop, up, down and across the territory, candidates have been unloading nice sounding poetry but little if any prose. Nuff promises are being unloaded on us but few, if any, are stating how much they will be cost and how they will be funded. For example, let’s take a looksy at the proposed lunch programme. As far as I’m aware, neither Williard Wheatley nor Francis Lettsome Primary schools has a cafeteria. How and where will lunch be provided? Will the district have a nutrionist? Will government outsource the lunch programme? Will the lunch programme be means tested? How much will it cost and where will the money come from?

    Voters cannot and should be enablers to the nonsense. Now is the time to ask what are you proposing, how much it will cost, where will the money come from..........etc.
  • RealPol (09/02/2019, 10:17) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    @PO, real talk. Too many candidates making all kind a promises but are not telling us where the money will come from. The proposed projects/promises and funding sources go together like bred and chez/butter, brick and mortar, ball and chain, lighting and thunder, smoke and fire, BVI Airways and $7.2M, BVI tourism and the sea.......etc. Tell ah we how yah going pay for the promises no mon. If you cannot, the promises are as worthless as tits on a boar hog or a fog chasing a car and when it catches it??
  • Transport (10/02/2019, 09:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    How about funding transportation to ESHS for students in outlying communities? Believe it or not, there are families who have to choose between paying rent, putting food on table or paying to get their child to ESHS. 12 year old girls should not have to beg rides and be subjected to the horny old men who prey on them.
  • NezRez (11/02/2019, 19:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    20 years ago I stated their needed to be a lunch program in the elementary schools so little ones could stay inside, be safe, and not eat fried foods everyday. I said this at community meetings, only to have it fall on deaf ears. Those children 20 years ag are now grown and some have children of their own. Why does it take 2 decades for people to act like this is needed only now? I hope he is not all talk and no action like the past ones. We’ll see if it takes another 2 decades when the first children will be grandparents. SMDH SMDH again.


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