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The return of NDP resulted in hardship on the people – Opp Leader Fraser

-cited NHI, water rationing issues among the hardships brought through the NDP Government
Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said that the fact that people in the territory have seen it fit to return the National Democratic Party to power at the June 8, 2015 election, it can be an interpretation that all is well and the desire of the people is to leave well alone. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said that the fact that people in the territory have seen it fit to return the National Democratic Party (NDP) to power at the June 8, 2015 election, it can be an interpretation that all is well and the desire of the people is to leave well alone.

He was delivering his 2015 Christmas message to the people of the Third District and of the Virgin Islands as a whole today Christmas Day, December 25, 2015.

“But is this really true?” asked Honourable Fraser, “When considering the imposition of an unpopular National Health Insurance (NHI) Scheme expected to come on stream January 1, 2015; the continued rationing of water resulting in the nuisance of supply inconvenience; constant pressure from the United Kingdom Government for the establishment of a Beneficial Ownership Register, which is predicted by the experts to have grave consequences on our Financial Services Industry, among others,” said Honourable Fraser.

He noted that in the territory it is seldom ever possible to measure hardship through failure, because we Virgin Islanders have been conditioned to always put our best foot forward.

“My People of the Third District, and the entire territory, I extend my heart to you in whatever sadness you are confronted with this Christmas Day. Be it due to a personal ailment, or that of a family member or friend. Be it due to a loved one being incarcerated, or hospitalized, I pledge my continued support to you,” he said.

The Third District Representative urged persons to enjoy themselves in the true spirit of Christmas. “I am quite aware, that by the time this message reaches you, the carolling from the night before would have stopped, and the serenading may be at full blast,” he said.

“But as you sit down with friends and loved ones to enjoy the day’s meal, and salivate over your delicious pastries, particularly tart and sweetbread, I want you to enjoy yourselves in the true spirit of Christmas. For if ever there is a time to celebrate it is now,” he said.

In closing, Honourable Fraser said, “…let me say on behalf of my wife Kharid and myself how thankful I am to the people of the Third District for their expressions of love and confidence in me, for having me as their Representative for this my 17th Christmas. I thank you."

18 Responses to “The return of NDP resulted in hardship on the people – Opp Leader Fraser ”

  • doing a good job (25/12/2015, 14:37) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    merry xmas to you hon fraser.
    • rock (25/12/2015, 17:14) Like (10) Dislike (8) Reply
      I want to see the other ministers x-mas speech on this site also, wha u say, foul cock will grow teeth before that happen!
      • @ rock (25/12/2015, 19:02) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
        I just read the premier speech on this site some of you so nasty and filled with hate, evil and lies
        • ball headed (26/12/2015, 07:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Mehson You all need to ingone funny man aka the rock blogs
          • the rock (27/12/2015, 18:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
            lol, lol, Hon Myron for u, this is not him, matter of fact look how Hon. got u, lol, lol, lol!
  • wize up (25/12/2015, 14:53) Like (25) Dislike (14) Reply
    I personally believe that the VIP is the political party that has the best interest for the VI people: VIP now have 3-years to regroup and make ready for the next general election: the best of relationships goes through tuff times( settle your differences so you can continue to represent your people)
  • Just saying.... (25/12/2015, 14:56) Like (13) Dislike (7) Reply
    You are so right hon fraser
  • some thoughts (25/12/2015, 15:07) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    is this the short version in what I heard on the tape? LOL
  • Charley Roses (25/12/2015, 17:04) Like (33) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some years ago, I heard Hon. Myron Walwyn at a political meeting while trying to win votes to oust the VIP in 2011. He would start by asking the audience " ARE YOU BETTER OFF NOW. I guessed if hi should ask that same question now, the electorate will stone him on the stage. Hon. Fraser you are on the ball. The people need to wake up from their slumber before it is too late.
  • vip (25/12/2015, 17:05) Like (38) Dislike (1) Reply
    1st time we ever had blackouts on a xmas day......VIP we need ayo!
    • sound so stupid (26/12/2015, 02:21) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      So because a political power is in you blame them for mechanical failures? how stupid do you sound so if your car break down its the political party fault I swear to god some of my local people are so frigging ignorant and dumb that's why the place will never get better cause everybody want hand out and blame and complain instead of stepping up and trying to help the situation just sickening.
  • Myron. hmmm. (25/12/2015, 17:19) Like (37) Dislike (0) Reply
    Myron hmmm. Christmas still musicians can't get pay. These kind a thing make man criminal, Evil taliban. It hurt me so badly. I can't get my money. Only God knows. Nothing can't be worst than this.. Nothing..
  • prodigal.. (25/12/2015, 17:26) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    NDP know they done. Their days are close to over. So they fighting to get rick. . Balson ghut may be their destination...I beg you all, check you all self before you reck yourself...return to good and caring people..
  • Quiet Storm (25/12/2015, 17:29) Like (15) Dislike (7) Reply
    Frazer unless the VIP gets a new leader the NDP will be winning and all will continue NOT to be well
    • wize up (25/12/2015, 20:32) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ quite storm: that is such a true statement; sad but true and the VIP already knows this; BUT that thing call power and ego is the down fall of VIP...
    • @ Quiet Storm (26/12/2015, 08:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      It’s that time of year again! Yes, I though I was about to wallow indulgently in BVI memories of Christmases past. .. but its now all politics
    • Quiet Storm (Original) (26/12/2015, 08:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The view expressed are not mine. Nonetheless, every organization should periodically do a situation analysis, strength/weakness/Opportunies/Threats, strategic planning.......etc. A political party must put differences of opinions aside and put forth candidates who have earned the respect, and confidence of voters. Candidates must bring some capital/value to the table, be a relationship builder, be able to expand the electoral base, be assignable, be credible....etc.
  • voter (25/12/2015, 20:41) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    those grapes were sour anyway.


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