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UPDATE: Opposition to fire off some 60 questions for Feb. 12 Sitting!

Over the past year plus in the life of this House of Assembly (HOA) it has come in for some harsh criticism from the public and even a former Legislator. Photo: VINO/File
This will be the first HOA meeting for 2013 and the two Opposition pit-bulls Hons. Julian Fraser RA (right), and Andrew A. Fahie are expected to have questions on the Order Paper. Photos: GIS
This will be the first HOA meeting for 2013 and the two Opposition pit-bulls Hons. Julian Fraser RA (right), and Andrew A. Fahie are expected to have questions on the Order Paper. Photos: GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the streets of the Virgin Islands filled and ripped with allegations about the happenings of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, the best place to learn the truth is in the House of Assembly (HOA).

To this end, the four-member Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Opposition will be posing some 60 plus questions to the front bench Ministers of Government. The questions will be posed by the Opposition pit pulls Hons. Julian Fraser RA, and Andrew A. Fahie, both former Ministers in the previous Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration.

Questions to NDP Ministers

According to the order paper of the sixth sitting of the second session of the second House of Assembly, questions will be asked about the controversial Ag. Police Commissioner David Morris on his hiring and probation practices.

Mr. Morris, a UK contract officer, has been under fire from the time he arrived in the Virgin Islands with many police officers claiming that he favours the United Kingdom officers over local and Caribbean Officers.  Others have claimed race is the major factor.  However, Morris claimed he is not white.

Other questions include the Financial Protocols, the Ports Project, the East End/ Long Look Harbour project, staffing the new Peebles Hospital, the market value of the Baugher’s Bay water plant, Biwater, a proposed fencing at Her Majesty’s Prison, and money paid out on the then Beef Island International Airport expansion project, among others.

The Parliamentary sitting of Tuesday February 12, 2013, while dominated by questions, will not be the only order of business as a few department reports will be laid on the table. They include the BVI Health Services Authority’s Financial Statements for year September 30, 2010 to September 30, 2011.

In addition, the BVI Electricity Corporation 2005 and 2006 Annual Reports will be laid. The Business of the HOA will also see the reading of a new Bill entitled ‘Police (Amendment) Act 2013’ as well as a new Trade Marks Act 2013.

While it’s unlikely the Parliament business will be completed by Tuesday because of the packed agenda, others will be paying keen attention to Private Members Business where any of the 13 elected members can speak on any vexing topic of the day.

See previous article on February 6, 2013

First HOA meeting for 2013 on February 12

With about two and half years left in the life of the second House of Assembly, the sixth sitting of the second session of the second House of Assembly will convene on Tuesday February 12, 2013 at its Chambers in Road Town.

This will be the first meeting for 2013 and the two Opposition pit-bulls Hons. Julian Fraser RA, and Andrew A. Fahie are expected to have questions on the Order Paper.

Over the past year plus in the life of this House of Assembly (HOA) it has come in for some harsh criticism from the public and even a former legislator.

The Public has labeled the House of Assembly as a ‘joke’, the people have lost respect for the highest law making body in the Virgin Islands.

Last year a former Minister Eileene L. Parsons called it “a circus”. There have also been complaints from one of the House Chaplins that members are always late for the starting of HOA sessions.

The meeting is expected to begin at 10 A.M. and will be carried live on CBN channel 51.

30 Responses to “UPDATE: Opposition to fire off some 60 questions for Feb. 12 Sitting!”

  • ooooo (06/02/2013, 14:05) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    what took them so long...them faid to face the music with all those questions or that is the way of silencing the opposition?
  • come (06/02/2013, 14:31) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The uk should come for the bvi
    • ... (06/02/2013, 16:05) Like (8) Dislike (18) Reply
      Can’t wait for the next elections so we can vote out some of those lower class people sitting in our house and two of them should not even be there!
    • george w. touch (06/02/2013, 18:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I'm with you all the way on this one.
      • HALF (07/02/2013, 01:14) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
        THIS VIP IS A BUNCH OF SET UP PEOPLE. NDP IS TIME YOU ALL SEE THIS. THEY PLAYING DEAD TO CATCH CORBEAU ALIVE.
    • dj b (07/02/2013, 08:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You could see that from quite over there?
    • GoonSquad (07/02/2013, 21:24) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
      Now I know you are an idiot to make tat statement. We will be back in slavery. U think you all would be able to tell them u want a wall build or a road pave or school fees? Think again my brother. We will be. Slaves and beggars in our own country. U better thank God you have your own in control still.
  • x fractor (06/02/2013, 15:37) Like (0) Dislike (11) Reply
    yea the hosue of assebly is a joke But that what you get if you elect all the low life new memebers
  • pressure (06/02/2013, 15:45) Like (7) Dislike (18) Reply
    keep the pressure on dem fraser and fahie
  • paper boy (06/02/2013, 19:50) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    POLITICIZATION OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH -
  • MEME (06/02/2013, 21:54) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Did you say ""pit-bulls""?
  • not me (06/02/2013, 22:03) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    How two? It should be four. Where the other 2 "pit-bulls''.biting on any side of the fence. They got to chain them me boy.
  • not me (06/02/2013, 22:05) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The one with the mush is smiling but he serious
  • MEME (06/02/2013, 22:10) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope I do the right thing when I go to wote next time
  • not me (06/02/2013, 22:20) Like (4) Dislike (28) Reply
    If two a half years more to go that means one and a half done gone. which is eighteen months so the bulls ready to rumbo for the top post in the VIP
  • fromer NDP voter (07/02/2013, 01:51) Like (4) Dislike (27) Reply
    Poor we joe public another two and a half years of being embarrassed by these jokers in the NDP
  • hope hill (08/02/2013, 16:56) Like (4) Dislike (17) Reply
    how long? not long!!!!
  • order (10/02/2013, 10:43) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
    fahie and fraser going drop down dem ndp man den mehson
  • Form one Parent (10/02/2013, 11:19) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hon. Fahie, while you are at it ask Hon. Myron way my child textbook I pay ten dollaRs for since Septempter and why he CEO don't take calls? Remind him on the qualifications of a principal and CEO. Ask him why he continue to,waste money on Baughers Bay, a property we can never own.
  • care for self (10/02/2013, 14:38) Like (5) Dislike (10) Reply
    the new NDP at large members are hot blooded, their country is on life support. I find it childish that they are at each others throats. They care???? I think not!
  • wise-up (10/02/2013, 15:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i guess we cant be to smart because we continue electing them each 4-years;;;;who to blame !!!!!!
  • Pure jokes (10/02/2013, 18:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look wa oposition come to, 2 members
    wo threre finghting, no wonder Ralph dont
    want to be seen with them.
    • rat tail (10/02/2013, 23:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The opposition going find so worry about the power slipping from under you
  • HELLO!! (10/02/2013, 22:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Those two crooks from the 1st and the 3rd need to go sit down. Asking the same questions over and over again. Thy need to ask themselves for they asking things that happened under them when they were in power. They just want to make it seems like they care and they doing work. NONSENSE!!..if I was the speaker, I would not have allowed soo many questions in one sitting. This new speaker needs to take a page out of Mrs. Archibald book. She never use to kiss up under them...
  • legal team (11/02/2013, 11:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I WOULD APPRECIATE IF THE OPPOSITION WOULD LIMIT THESE QUESTIONS AND INCLUDE THIS QUESTION ON BEHALF ME AND MANY:
    I want The right-hon.Julien Fraser,to again ask the Premier to explain to the Citizens,how His Excellency the Governor,unconstitutionally and unlawfully made a LAW in the BVI without going through parliament,and the Governor published that Unlawful and Unconstitutional Law,in the Public Gazette,calling that Unlawful-LAW- "The Police Service (Delegation of powers) Regulation)2012;which now gives the Acting Commissioner of Police,Unlawful powers,under section 97(1) of our V.I Constititon:And which,as a result,the COP,took the powers of the Police Service Commission and also the Powers of the Governor: These are powers given to the Po.S.C and the Governor,by Her Majesty-The Queen,as guaranteed in section 96 and 97 of our V.I Constitution:Too many questions for now.Take out some and ask this one!

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