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VIP developing policy backbone for a better VI – Hon Fahie

Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1). VINO/File
Mr Fahie, in his 2019 New Year’s message revealed that the VIP is currently engaging in both internal and external discussions on how to better the Territory for all generations through a number of key factors. Photo: VIP
Mr Fahie, in his 2019 New Year’s message revealed that the VIP is currently engaging in both internal and external discussions on how to better the Territory for all generations through a number of key factors. Photo: VIP
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), and former Opposition Leader, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says his party is currently developing strong policy backbones with the aim of bettering the Virgin Islands (VI) for all.

Mr Fahie, in his 2019 New Year’s message revealed that the VIP is engaging in both internal and external discussions on how to better the Territory for all generations through a number of key factors. 

Policy Backbone

“As a matter of fact, a considerable amount of work and time have been invested in developing a policy backbone comprised of the key elements required for the successful redevelopment of the Virgin Islands and the continued advancement of its people,” Hon Fahie uttered.

These key elements, according to Mr Fahie includes Economic Diversification, Youth Success, Human Capital Development, Healthy Environment, Good Governance, Economic Planning and Research, Market Reform in addition to social development.

“We, the Virgin Islands Party, further believe that a country’s solid foundation is not comprised of roads, buildings and structures alone, but the true foundation of a country is its people,” the former Opposition Leader said.  He says that with economic diversification, the party is looking to foster, “a vibrant economy that is stabilized by a broadened and diversified base.”

More Development

Under Human Capital Development, the VIP plans to engage in continued and varied investments in human capital, which according to them, will result in a competent pool of trained and qualified nationals positioned to benefit from and support the economy.

In terms of market reform, the party is looking to improve the performance of BVI Markets through the application of key trade, labour, regulatory, and economic reform initiatives.  

Fahie says that as part of the VIP’s mandate, they will provide “A safe and comfortable BVI… a home that preserves our culture and our identity as Virgin Islanders.” 

Only recently, the Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) led National Democratic Party (NDP) had been accused of eroding the culture of the VI by new Independent At-Large Candidate, Rajah A. Smith.

Further, over its rule, the NDP has seen its key members embroiled in financial scandals that were labelled as both corrupt and lacking transparency by local policymakers.   

8 Responses to “VIP developing policy backbone for a better VI – Hon Fahie ”

  • Shiloh (07/01/2019, 13:49) Like (22) Dislike (4) Reply
    Andrew kudos to you with the way you answered Zan Lewis at you press conference this morning. You really put him in his place and shut him down. Zan seems to be taking his duties to another level now, he sounds more political now than ever. I believe those questions he asking of late is sent to him via WhatsApp.
    • wize up (07/01/2019, 15:20) Like (24) Dislike (3) Reply
      @ Shiloh: zan Lewis is simply a NDP foot solder
      • Shiloh (07/01/2019, 19:00) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
        @ wize up, you are so right, I figured that out a long time ago. His manner of journalism is unbelievable. He like he bullying people to answer his questions in a manner that suits him best. Trust me, those questions he usually asked comes to him via WhatsApp
    • tall man (07/01/2019, 19:04) Like (6) Dislike (19) Reply
      @Shiloh Zan is media personnel he ask a question which Andrew didn't expect that's all it is... who wants to know who his mother is an anything about his family its shows how incompetent he is as a leader? The answer that would have shut down Zan is...As the leader of the VIP it's my duty to come to the people of the territory and keep them abreast with what's happening in and around the territory....if he Andrew think he is such good leader tell him stop hide behind district 1 and let the whole territory make the decision to elect him until then he will continue to sit in the opposition... we the people wouldn't allow one district to determine who the premier of this territory should be... Myron a-tlarge Ronnie at-large what Andrew fraid of..... up to now I have yet to hear Andrew and the VIP plan Only Kye saying something better he make Kye the leader of the party..
      • wize up (07/01/2019, 19:34) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ tall man (as old folks use to say....leave dat???): I am going to my bed for now; have a blessed rest tall-man!!!!)hold on before I doze offfff(that is why I appreciate the at large system:::it give all of we that option; once you win at large you know the majority of us did it(spread-out!!!!)....ask Alvin???!!! He got that wake up call last election
      • VG Resident (08/01/2019, 10:18) Like (5) Dislike (13) Reply
        The At Large system has proven to not be a workable system especially with the current NDP government, including Ronnie Skelton and Archie Christian. NOT one of them came to the rescue of the people in VG after the fact, they were hardly around before anyway. The very few meetings the district representative held, he had to make excuses for them not showing up when pressed by the community as to why the other 4 elected members are not with him. To be the premier of the VI does not mean you have to run at is what that person does once elected... the current primer ran at large and see the mess he has this country in!!!!!! We wasted our votes on NDP!!!!!!!! Now they coming around holding up the traffic and hunting down people at their workplace to talk nonsense!!!
        • wize up (08/01/2019, 13:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          @ VG Resident: my personal opinion(the tax money paying to those additional 4; should be put to better usage)....9 district in our territory bring back the district system
  • 1 (07/01/2019, 14:23) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Happy new year

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