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‘The VIP will be the next government’- Carvin Malone

- says Hon Fahie can be trusted as the territory’s next Premier
Mr Carvin Malone, the former President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and respected businessman, has declared that the Virgin Islands Party will win the next elections, constitutionally due in 2019. Photo: VINO/File
Former President of the Virgin Islands Party, Mr Carvin Malone has declared his full support for VIP Chairman Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), in photo, as the next premier of the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/File
Former President of the Virgin Islands Party, Mr Carvin Malone has declared his full support for VIP Chairman Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), in photo, as the next premier of the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former long serving President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Mr Carvin Malone is strongly optimistic that the Virgin Islands Party will win the next elections, constitutionally due in 2019.

Mr Malone also believes that current chairman of the VIP, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) can be trusted for the position of Premier as the records show he is capable.

The former VIP President and businessman, Malone, made those statements while on the television talk show, Honestly Speaking, with host Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline and aired on CBN Channel 51 on August 29, 2017.

Not surprised VIP lost in 2015

Asked if the VIP was ready for the 2015 snap elections, Mr Malone said “no” and that he was not surprised when the VIP lost.

Mr Skelton-Cline then asked if the VIP plans to come back and take power in the next elections, Mr Malone said “the Virgin Islands Party will be the next government…”

Hon Fahie can be trusted as Premier

Mr Malone also declared his full support for Hon Fahie as the next premier of the Virgin Islands, as according to him, a person’s record of service is one of the key ingredients to leadership.

“He makes me tired just hearing his schedule on a Saturday and a Sunday...and I think when it comes to making decision he is quite keen and quite on the ball…he looks in terms of the big picture.”

The issue of trust has always been whispered when it comes to weighing Hon Fahie for the leadership of the territory, although critics f Hon Fahie have never stated clearly and publically what exactly their issues of trust are.

According to Mr Malone, there are a lot of people that question him as to whether he (Mr Malone) can trust Hon Fahie.

“I can trust him, I think his family can trust him, I think the country can trust him. It is the citizens of the country that have to hold leaders accountable.”

The records speak for Hon Fahie

Mr Malone stated also that the records are there to show that Hon Fahie did a good job as Minister for Education under the Virgin Islands Party administration.

“When it comes to his record in the First District, there is a reason why the people have put him there for another four years and a fifth particular term and even in bigger numbers,” Mr Malone said, adding that Hon Fahie is not close minded and doesn’t only seek to look after his district but all of the districts.

“And we want a leader who is not afraid to address the issue.”

Meanwhile, Mr Malone was asked if he was going to run for office at the next elections, but said he was not prepared to address that question on the talk show.

“Honestly Speaking, I am not going to make that declaration here on this show.”

49 Responses to “‘The VIP will be the next government’- Carvin Malone”

  • HAHAHAHAHA (30/08/2017, 10:56) Like (31) Dislike (38) Reply
    I didnt know VINO had a comedy section apart from the cartoon.
    • @ hahahaha (31/08/2017, 22:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      For inspiration, maybe these NDP paid bloggers should look in their own backyard.
  • Seriously Speaking (30/08/2017, 10:59) Like (60) Dislike (18) Reply
    Honorable Fahie can indeed be trusted as the next Premier, but he needs a strong team with him that can be trusted to make a good cabinet also!
    • WHO??? (30/08/2017, 11:51) Like (15) Dislike (32) Reply
      Who you say can be Trusted??? Non to say dawg come out!!!
    • Jones (30/08/2017, 19:25) Like (11) Dislike (10) Reply
      People here sure have short memories - it was VIP that raped and pillaged these islands for decades and sank them to the position that we are in today.
  • Just saying (30/08/2017, 11:02) Like (23) Dislike (13) Reply
    Its always good to be positive but reality will set in
  • Sherry (30/08/2017, 11:06) Like (28) Dislike (28) Reply

    While I admire and appreciate Fahie's fighting to hold this government accountable in getting answers, (extremely valuable in this political climate), I have long questioned how a large coastal pump up at West End moved forward without neighbours knowing about its specific use, and the fact that TCPD didn't want to discuss it (even though they were supposedly to give permits). Is this executive privilege when that particular intersection to the north side would have been perfect for a village town centre? Now it will be an industrial site in a crucial view tourists love.

    I am not convinced that either party or its members can quit benefiting themselves instead of the residents. Please think BIGGER!

    • @Sherry (02/09/2017, 10:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Give it break. That is a private project that isn't Fahie's land. When the time for the decision for the use of the land arises is when the law says the public meeting is due.
  • Farmer Browne (30/08/2017, 11:17) Like (24) Dislike (13) Reply
    Yes Fahie can restore the BVI once more to a nice place. He can make hostility, lawlessness and corruption a thing of the past. Now it ain't better than a torture chamber what the citizens go through. Nothing different from the villain in Spider-Man. People were put in power to destroy and build them self. A sad mistake the voters will not make again. 2019 will be unprecedented. No chances will be taken with a bunch of wicked empty red eye politicians.
    • Ralis (01/09/2017, 03:47) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
      Just like the current party, VIP had several chances and did not prove that it was capable so I fail to understand why the people of the BVI will make that mistake of putting them back as well. New blood is needed who are not self-centered and who think about the country andvensuring that all citizens benefit. Fahie is no different to anyone else - just listen to his arguments carefully. He fights for a few people in his district who are always in his face talking about working for government and getting paid late. Accountability is for everyone, including non members of government who has authority to spend public funds.
  • LOL (30/08/2017, 11:23) Like (17) Dislike (20) Reply
    in ur dreams
  • LOL (30/08/2017, 11:38) Like (22) Dislike (29) Reply
    Best laugh of the morning, not a chance!
  • voter (30/08/2017, 11:46) Like (42) Dislike (22) Reply
    Vip all the way
  • Trump (30/08/2017, 11:50) Like (32) Dislike (8) Reply
    The whole world said I could not be president.
    Look at me now.
    • Church speaks (30/08/2017, 12:32) Like (34) Dislike (24) Reply
      well they need to get some strong people, Dawson, John Samuel, Willock, Dancia, Gerry, Collin etc then they will be on their way
      • Hello (30/08/2017, 12:55) Like (20) Dislike (31) Reply
        Church speaks which rock you crawl under from. You think it bad now, put them in and you will see. Strupss
    • polly (30/08/2017, 13:07) Like (10) Dislike (27) Reply
      Fahie will be just like Trump - ineffective. The republicans know that he is incapable but they are power hungry so they support him.
  • musa (30/08/2017, 12:40) Like (24) Dislike (5) Reply
    good try guys but the best team will win..'.'..
  • wize up (30/08/2017, 13:15) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    seeing you is believing after the election I will say which party win: I think coalition administration might serve our people better BUT most of them go with good intentions BUT the easy at which they could move around tax money changes their rational...... party politics is not the best: run, win then come together and form a government
  • facts (30/08/2017, 13:27) Like (2) Dislike (18) Reply
    to church speaks. Who you said? None of the above will run under VIP if Fraser is not there. Trust me
  • Clearly (30/08/2017, 13:39) Like (13) Dislike (8) Reply
    Clearly anybody will be better than these wicked corrupt NDP.
  • Youth (30/08/2017, 13:42) Like (15) Dislike (7) Reply
    I am taking my chances with Fahie. Too much unadressed corruption under this NDP. Time for the change.
    • wize up (30/08/2017, 14:48) Like (14) Dislike (7) Reply
      @ youth: corruption on both sides truth be told because of VINO we hearing about the NDP BUT the political history in this place shows miss use of the tax payers money long before ndp came calling......
      • Jaigon Jumbie (30/08/2017, 18:36) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
        Wize-up you might be right but never before in the history of these islands has it been more blatant than under this NDP regime
    • jolly (01/09/2017, 03:54) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      And remind us when there as not the case with the VIP? Not all of us have short memories.
  • optimistic (30/08/2017, 13:47) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
    I think VIP have a good chance. Tell us who your candidates are...Let them go the talk shows like you did and represent... Tell us their plans...their solutions..
    • JB (30/08/2017, 19:20) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
      Really! We have short memory. We need to beware of VIP as well. There must have been a reason why they were voted out so why go around in that circle again. We had better vote for capable people and stop this party thing.
    • Philip (01/09/2017, 03:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      We don't know who the candidates are, but you think "VIP has a good chance".This is saying that people are expected to vote for a name regardless of who are affiliated with that name. Now if that is not ignorance tell us what is
  • to vip (30/08/2017, 13:49) Like (12) Dislike (9) Reply
    Don't worry with these people saying get strong people based on their definition of strong. The ndp was strong people but look at how they destroyed the VI. Hon. Fahie get some caring persons that cares about people and the VI and have been showing it. Don't get persons that give the appearance that they are strong.
  • i wish (30/08/2017, 14:13) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    I WISH WE HAD A SYSTEM WHERE PEOPLE VOTE ON PEOPLE NOT PARTIES...THERE ARE ALOT OF FOLKS WHO ARE WILLING TO WORK FOR THE COUNTRY BUT NOT PARTY AFFILICATED...GO WITH THE TOP 13, MOST VOTES FORM THE DAMN GOVERNMENT...PARTY POLITICS JUST NAH WORK NO MORE
    • Observer (30/08/2017, 21:31) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
      ...and get rid of the district system, where the politicians can buy the district, and let everyone run at large!!
  • rattie (30/08/2017, 14:24) Like (13) Dislike (7) Reply
    The next election is diffrent from the one the ndp buy out people want change
  • vex (30/08/2017, 15:13) Like (5) Dislike (13) Reply
    ndp and vip needs to go, I wating for frazer party
  • Allseein (30/08/2017, 16:37) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    NDP, VIP, heads or tails on the same coin, the only Government ill believe in is one that truly listens to the people, the BVI is too small for dog eat dog politics and legislation, if the status quo is what got us to this scary point then a different approach is needed, that's my 2 cents.
  • better days (30/08/2017, 16:51) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    I am hoping and praying you are right because we can't take no more of this madness. Send help!
  • boy blue (30/08/2017, 18:17) Like (12) Dislike (12) Reply
    Now that would be easy skating but in their dreams. Imagine coming in after
    NDP and it's unmatched forward movements all over the BVI. Millions of dollars left in reserve.
    And comes now a Premier whose name when Googled gives ammunition to any and all in the International community to discredit and proceed with destroying our offshore banking industry...yep that would be a pipe dream.
    Our ancestors are watching, We are blessed. VIP is done.. VIP under its current leadership is finishedoing Mr Malone..
  • LOL (30/08/2017, 21:29) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    THE VIP WILL WIN ONE SEAT AND IT MIGHT BE ANDREW
    • vi (31/08/2017, 09:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You don't even know who the other candidates will be, but you get on here talking piss
  • Wishful Thinking (30/08/2017, 21:33) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Its easier said than done, The people of the BVI will not forget what happened during the VIP administration. Their past will come back to haunt them and this will definitely serve as an indictment against them. hence; a vote of NO CONFIDENCE.
    • @wishful thinking (31/08/2017, 08:17) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      You mean the one the NDP help to carve in people's mind but what they sow they shall reap.
  • get them to join (31/08/2017, 05:57) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    vip can win with - andrew , oj, mitch, myron,mark, marlon and some new heads
  • Go sit down (31/08/2017, 08:39) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
    Carl need to go sit down the ndp might have their few bad boy ways but Ndp have done move for the development of this country in all its 12 yrs of power than the vip has in there Million plus years in power .. the reason most if not all Bvi people feel entittled is because thats the mentality the Vip party set for its people
    • BRAD BOYNES (31/08/2017, 14:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      U go sit down with your bias comment u ingrate. Both sides have questionable and committed members, but this time around someone has to stand up on the wall and call a spade a spade putting country over pocket and self.
  • Don't vote whole party (31/08/2017, 10:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please, split your votes! We need a opposition to fight against stupid nonsense in the HOA. A 2 man opposition can't hold the government accountable!
  • Really (31/08/2017, 12:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    If that is true the VIP have some serious work to do and they need to start organizing themselves from now as if elections will be tomorrow. I find that these groups wait till the last minute to organize themselves meanwhile NDP done have everything they are going to do in place and ready to go!
  • jimmy (01/09/2017, 04:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I wonder why people are promoting VIP and NDP when it is clear that both have problems. We should be soliciting capable people in the community to consider running for office. We have no clue who the members of the VIP are yet we are confident they will win. It seems to me like we too have a serious problem, and one that is far more serious than those we are criticizing. Is it that we want or receive peferential treatment from some politicians in a certain group, or are we filed with so much hatred that we cannot see and think straight? Something is wrong with this picture to me. Please remind us who we are voting for in the VIP that makes us so confident and trusting? I fail to believe that this is a secret based on the comments.
  • BVI Local (01/09/2017, 14:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    advertise the district rep and at large early so the local can help you state from early who need to get replace for the particular district candidate. :) last election team VIP had a lot of Waste of time cant walk people trying represent. ;)


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