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UPDATE: New Premier Fahie was sworn in today!

In front of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidates, party and campaign officials and those who were elected, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) was at 1:30 PM today, Tuesday February 26, 2019, sworn in as the Virgin Islands Premier. Photo: Team of Reporters
The Premier is now in meeting to choose his Cabinet. He was sown in by Governor Augustus J. U Jaspert, as Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr was on hand. Photo: Team of Reporters
The Premier is now in meeting to choose his Cabinet. He was sown in by Governor Augustus J. U Jaspert, as Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr was on hand. Photo: Team of Reporters
Senior sources within the new ruling Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government told our news Centre that by today Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Premier-elect and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will be sworn in at 12:30pm in the Virgin Islands (VI). Photo: Facebook
Senior sources within the new ruling Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government told our news Centre that by today Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Premier-elect and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will be sworn in at 12:30pm in the Virgin Islands (VI). Photo: Facebook
Meanwhile, regional leaders have been telephoning the new Premier-elect with their congratulations. Chairman of the Caribbean Community, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr the Honourable Timothy S. Harris telephoned Hon Fahie this morning February 26, 2019, on behalf of himself and Caribbean Community. Photo: Internet Source
Meanwhile, regional leaders have been telephoning the new Premier-elect with their congratulations. Chairman of the Caribbean Community, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr the Honourable Timothy S. Harris telephoned Hon Fahie this morning February 26, 2019, on behalf of himself and Caribbean Community. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In front of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidates, party and campaign officials and those who were elected, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) was at 1:30 PM today, Tuesday February 26, 2019, sworn in as the Virgin Islands Premier.

The Premier is now in meeting to choose his Cabinet. He was sown in by Governor Augustus J. U Jaspert, as Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr was on hand.

Premier Fahie’s VIP won 8 out of 13 seats in the February 25, 2019 polls ousting the National Democratic Party (NDP1) regime.

It’s VIP & Fahie

Before the ceremony, supervisor of Election Ms Juliette Penn certified the election results.

Hon Fahie noted that he was now the Premier "of all the people” and thanked the first district for sticking with him for 20 years [1999-2019].

Our news desk will be the first to provide an update on the Cabinet selections.  

See previous story published, Today, February 26, 2019 

New Premier to be sworn in Today, Feb 26, 2019; Cabinet later

-Region delighted as congratulations pour in for Premier-elect Hon Andrew A. Fahie  

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Senior sources within the new ruling Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government told our news Centre that by today Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Premier-elect and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will be sworn in at 12:30pm in the Virgin Islands (VI).

Hon Fahie’s VIP took 8 of 13 seats in a clear and decisive mandate to run the country for the next four years.  Premier-elect Fahie will become the British Overseas Territory’s third Premier since the 2007 Constitution changed the title from Chief Minister to Premier.

The VIP was in power last, between 2007-2011. The National Democratic Party 1 (NDP 1) got a mere 3 seats, the Progressives United 1, and the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIMP) aka ‘NDP2’ managed to take 1 seat.

It is believed that Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) will become the Opposition Leader as his NDP1 has 3 seats.

The Region is excited

Meanwhile, regional leaders have been telephoning the new Premier-elect with their congratulations. Chairman of the Caribbean Community, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr the Honourable Timothy S. Harris telephoned Hon Fahie this morning February 26, 2019, on behalf of himself and Caribbean Community.

Julian Willock a former Permanent Secretary and Businessman told party supporters on the campaign rally that the Caribbean Leaders were excited about Hon Fahie being Premier.

Words of congratulations also poured in from other persons locally and from the United States Virgin Islands (USVI).

The Cabinet members as of publication time have not been assigned.

26 Responses to “UPDATE: New Premier Fahie was sworn in today! ”

  • ... (26/02/2019, 11:59) Like (61) Dislike (8) Reply
    oh yeah how sweet it is
  • The Eye (26/02/2019, 12:23) Like (50) Dislike (11) Reply
    Congratulations Premier Fahie. I hope that we will soon be congratulating Hon. Wheatley as Minister of Education as well.
  • Local people (26/02/2019, 12:52) Like (60) Dislike (37) Reply
    Any body but Myron
  • YES! (26/02/2019, 13:19) Like (50) Dislike (2) Reply
    God is Good!
  • jj (26/02/2019, 13:22) Like (38) Dislike (5) Reply
    I love this
    • Tit l taught Ms DeCastro in education an Wheatley in something else (26/02/2019, 14:06) Like (10) Dislike (11) Reply
      Where you all going to put Ms DeCastro
  • be careful (26/02/2019, 13:42) Like (30) Dislike (16) Reply
    It is really important that Mr. Fahie does not allow the Overspend or the Esteemed to use him as a platform for their own self preservation efforts. It is likely that without the 'support' of the Overspend and the Esteemed, the VIP would have done even better than they actually did. A political leader is judged by the company he keeps.
    • @be careful (26/02/2019, 15:48) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      Wishful thinking....watch you see the positions they will be given: Private Secretary and Speaker of the House and both will act as consultants. Remember I told you.
  • GOD BLESS (26/02/2019, 13:52) Like (45) Dislike (5) Reply
    I am so happy for Andrew and his party.
    They really deserve a fresh chance.
    I know they will get the job done.
    This is a fresh VIP team with vision and ambition.
  • concern (26/02/2019, 14:02) Like (45) Dislike (10) Reply
    God don't sleep. We could not have afford NDP and Mr. Mohamed to take the B.V.I away
    • watching (27/02/2019, 19:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      He is going to dump Myron,Jughead and Penn now. He did it to Omar and Ralph and now he is trying to get close to VIP boss.
  • old (26/02/2019, 14:48) Like (36) Dislike (14) Reply
    I must say thank to Mr. Fahie .And we need back our bvi soon ndp sold it for 8 years
    • Local (26/02/2019, 16:26) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
      ONE PERSON HAD WANT TO SELL OUT THE BVI WHAT THE HELL HE WAS THINKING . WHEN THEY WANT TO GET THINGS THEIR WAY THEY PUT THAT PERSON IN A TRANCE. GOD DO NOT SLEEP . I HOPE THEY WILL TRY AND DO THEIR BEST FOR THE ENTIRE BVI AND NOT SOME LIKE THE OTHER SET WHO USE TO GO IN NEIGHBOUR HOOD AND DO FOR THE RICH AND LEFT THE POOR TO SUFFER MORE.
  • Joblog (26/02/2019, 15:20) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    @concern.....Who on earth is Mr. Mohamed??
  • what can I say (26/02/2019, 15:34) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
    Congratulations on your accomplishment, Buffett knocking dog now eh , 1 800 diet
    • @what can I say (26/02/2019, 18:44) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      So many people think they are slim. sexy and healthy until …Be careful how you handle people. 1800 God- knows- your intentions-and- will -deal- justly- with- you.
  • 1st Things 1st Mr. 1st District (26/02/2019, 17:24) Like (5) Dislike (21) Reply

    The road ahead calls to be agile!!!!

  • Not cool (26/02/2019, 19:03) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    You people are so mean! What does his weight have to do with it? Yes, being healthy is very important but you don’t have to say it like that. We need to treat others the way you want to be treated.
    • facts (26/02/2019, 21:37) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      We love him just the way he is he is one of we
      • Curious (27/02/2019, 11:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Based on your comment I am guessing not all of the members that was running were pure bred bvi Landers.
        Because, let's say if their parents weren't indigenous to these soil, then that doesn't qualify them for the premier position. LOL, only here....
  • musa (26/02/2019, 21:44) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Boy the people's run thing VIP build on this so we can reelected in 4 yrs
  • What nonsense I am hearing (27/02/2019, 07:03) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    The propose Cabinet members or ministers I'm hearing better be a Joke. It sounds like a Joke The only two people Capable of been deputy are Carvin or Sowande ...The best person for tourism and culture are either Shareen or Sharie ... Sowande is best for Education .Carvin is best for Health. Kyle is best for Communication and works ..This will be a serious Government .Not the Joke I'm hearing ..
  • @what nonsense..... (27/02/2019, 09:44) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sowande would be best for education, no discredit to Sharie but she has been promised that position from the first time she ran. I think education, culture, and sports should have their own Minister. Sheep might do well in sports. Communication and Works should also be split to much under that one portfolio, which makes room for “corruption, accountability and transparency ”. Just my two cents
  • Mr. Hodge (27/02/2019, 10:45) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations to the new Hon Premier Fahie, to the VIP and the people of the Virgin Islands. Now the real work begins. It is time to lick our collective wounds and get to the subject at hand of repairing and building our country. There is much that will be discovered about our former govt. and much preparation has to be done to prepare us for pitfalls ahead.
  • Big job (27/02/2019, 20:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Praying you can handle the job...it's a big one. You go


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