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'VI stands prepared to assist with Bermuda's recovery'- Premier Fahie

-says in discussions with Premier David Burt over passage of Hurricane Humberto
Trees snapped in the fury of Hurricane Humberto which hit Bermuda on wednesday September 18, 2019. Photo: Twitter
According to Virgin Islands (VI) Premier Andrew A. Fahie, the territory continues in discussions with Bermuda's Premier David Burt to let Him know, 'that the same God who strengthen the people of the Virgin Islands is the same God who will strengthen him and his people of Bermuda.' Photo: GIS/Internet Source
According to Virgin Islands (VI) Premier Andrew A. Fahie, the territory continues in discussions with Bermuda's Premier David Burt to let Him know, 'that the same God who strengthen the people of the Virgin Islands is the same God who will strengthen him and his people of Bermuda.' Photo: GIS/Internet Source
In one image from the island, a utility pole is seen snapped in half. Photo: Twitter
In one image from the island, a utility pole is seen snapped in half. Photo: Twitter
According to media outlet Bernews, the storm snatched a metal spectator stand from the Bermuda National Sports Centre and tossed it over the fence, leaving it in the road nearby. Photo: Twitter
According to media outlet Bernews, the storm snatched a metal spectator stand from the Bermuda National Sports Centre and tossed it over the fence, leaving it in the road nearby. Photo: Twitter
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says the territory stands ready to assist with the recovery of the Hurricane Humberto hit Bermuda, following some amount of devastation from the storm.

Hon Fahie in a Saturday, September 21, 2019, statement released via social media said, "As Premier of the Virgin Islands, I wish to assure the Government and people of Bermuda that the British Virgin Islands stand prepared to assist with their recovery efforts from Hurricane Humberto and the forecast passage of Hurricane Jerry."

Power woes  

According to media reports, Humberto's swipe at Bermuda has left the country with up to 80% of the islands without power. 

"We've made it through," Minister of National Security Wayne M. Caines said in an update Thursday morning. Caines added that during the hurricane, emergency crews rescued a stranded boater in the harbor and in addition, a baby was also born during the storm.

In one image from the island, a utility pole is seen snapped in half and according to media outlet Bernews, the storm snatched a metal spectator stand from the Bermuda National Sports Centre and tossed it over the fence, leaving it in the road nearby.

Premier Fahie in his media statement assured the Territory's commitment to helping its neighbour, "Bermuda has always been there for us in our times of need and I wish to assure them that we are in support of Bermuda at this time.

The Premier said he continues in discussions with Bermuda's Premier and Minister of Finance, David Burt to let him know, "that the same God who strengthen the people of the Virgin Islands is the same God who will strengthen him and his people of Bermuda." 

 

11 Responses to “'VI stands prepared to assist with Bermuda's recovery'- Premier Fahie”

  • Snowpy (21/09/2019, 12:16) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am ready to assist my fellow people in the Bermuda and the Bahamas
  • Helpful (21/09/2019, 14:27) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Yes we stand ready to assist Bermuda.

    Side note: The Premier of Bermuda is FOINEEEE
  • pat (21/09/2019, 15:39) Like (6) Dislike (16) Reply
    Hon fahie has emerged a world leader clap clap clap!!! bvi is now a regional power unlike the days of mr zzzzzz
    • voter (21/09/2019, 22:19) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
      Please give us a break from this madness!! Have you visited the admin. complex lately!!
  • NezRez (22/09/2019, 10:16) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Whether we in the BVI are not fully recovered, we still have to help others in the same predicament we suffered. We cannot say "don't help anyone else because we still need fixing", because that will take more years and we will never be 100%. What if Puerto Rico had said that to us and never came to our rescue. Think before you're always complaining about poor we we we. Thank goodness we sent help to Bahamas, that is how it works. One hand helping the other in a time of crises.
    • Belonger With A Broader Perspective (22/09/2019, 23:40) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      We not helping our own but we helping others. Many here are still displaced. Schools still nit fixed. Debrid still around. Some businesses never reopened despite Government's promise for assistance. Each one help one us right but clean up your backyard first
      • NezRez (23/09/2019, 07:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ Belonger With A Broader Perspective...I too am a Belonger, but I repeat, where would we have been if Puerto Rico did not reach out their hand to us? Yes, we are not complete, I too still have a partial roof off which Grant money never gave me, a sick senior living off SS & pension, but we would have never recovered so quickly without outside intervention. We cannot think of only ourselves when a tragedy like the Bahamas. Remember, we were them 2 years ago. No time for self centered selfishness.
      • BVIslander (23/09/2019, 07:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        I get what you're saying Belonger, but you got to look at things from another vantage point, for a very long time, BVI governments have isolated the BVI from the greater Caribbean. Not attending conferences, not extending helping hands, snubbing potential partnerships because 'we're better than them'. That has left a VERY negative perception of the BVI, not only regionally, but globally. The Premier is trying hand to make amends for that, and that's what this is about. While we fixing ourselves, we could extend a helping hand. We're always going to be a work in progress, but if we only decide to help once we're perfect, then we never will.
        • Belonger With A Broader Perspective (23/09/2019, 21:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          @BVIslander @NezRez I respect your point of views. I'm not against us helping. Puerto Rico helped us a great deal. I am forever grateful. Then they got hit. Now look at their current situation. Still struggling. No help from the US. Did we help them? Its nice to help Bahamas but we still need to help ourselves. We damaged ourselves (NDP) and was then purged by Irma.
  • Xxx (22/09/2019, 16:12) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank you premier for looking out for our Caribbean brothers and sisters


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