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VIP internal 'coup' against Chairman Fraser: Letter signed & sent to Governor

- Hon Andrew A. Fahie wants to be Opposition Leader, Governor John S. Duncan to decide on impasse
In an unprecedented move, there is a nasty fight developing between Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) and Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) over the post of Opposition Leader following the elections where the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) only obtained 2 out of 13 seats, placing them in the Opposition in the House of Assembly. Photo: VINO/File
VIP At Large candidates at the just concluded general elections, Irene F. Penn-O'Neal (left) and Sharie B. de Castro (right) have reportedly joined other former candidates to sign a letter of endorsement to have Hon Andrew A. Fahie as Opposition Leader instead of Hon Julian Fraser RA. Photo: VINO/File
VIP At Large candidates at the just concluded general elections, Irene F. Penn-O'Neal (left) and Sharie B. de Castro (right) have reportedly joined other former candidates to sign a letter of endorsement to have Hon Andrew A. Fahie as Opposition Leader instead of Hon Julian Fraser RA. Photo: VINO/File
VIP district candidates at the just concluded general elections (from left), Elvis J. Harrigan, Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan, Elton L. Sprauve and Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard have reportedly signed a letter endorsing Hon Andrew A. Fahie as their choice for Opposition Leader. Photo: VINO/File
VIP district candidates at the just concluded general elections (from left), Elvis J. Harrigan, Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan, Elton L. Sprauve and Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard have reportedly signed a letter endorsing Hon Andrew A. Fahie as their choice for Opposition Leader. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In an unprecedented move, there is a nasty fight developing between Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) and Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) over the post of Opposition Leader following the elections where the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) only obtained 2 out of 13 seats, placing them in the Opposition in the House of Assembly.

As first and accurately reported by this news site, the Third House of Assembly is expected to meet next Tuesday June 23, 2015 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town.

Our news room’s sources close to the VIP was told that Hon Andrew A. Fahie has expressed an interest in becoming the Leader of the Opposition while Hon Fraser, who is the duly elected Chairman of the VIP, believes he should hold the post as he heads the majority party on the opposition side of the isle.

However, according to the same source, Hon Fahie has refused to go along with Hon Fraser as the Opposition Leader, which has resulted in an impasse. According to the Virgin Islands Constitution, the majority party in the Opposition must decide who will be the Leader and that must be conveyed in writing to the Governor.

It remains unclear how it’s decided when there are two persons with the same interest but the Governor is now left to make the decision, which is expected to be given on Friday June 19, 2015.

Fraser blamed for VIP defeat; candidates sign letter to Governor

In another unprecedented move that many party insiders said could be the beginning of the end of the 42 year old VIP, some of the losing candidates have joined with Hon Fahie and signed a letter to the governor supporting Hon Fahie to become the Opposition Leader.

Many of the candidates have blamed Hon Fraser for their loss as it is alleged that they were told on the campaign trail by voters that people could not vote for them because Hon Fraser was the Party Leader. It is this news site’s understanding that this concern was one of the main driving reasons behind the signing of the letter.

According to information obtained, the former candidates who signed the letter of endorsement for Fahie to be Opposition Leader are At-Large candidates Irene F. Penn-O’Neal and Sharie B. de Castro, and District candidates Elton L. Sprauve, Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard, Elvis J. Harrigan (Mervin ‘Lucky’ Charles signed for and on behalf of Harrigan), Andrew A. Fahie, and Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan.

Oust Fraser! He caused us to lose!

It is also believed that the attempt to throw Hon Fraser under the bus does not stop with the attempt to deny him the post of Opposition Leader. Our newsroom understands that losing Fifth District candidate Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan is expected to spearhead a petition to force a meeting of the VIP governing body, its Congress, to have a vote to remove Hon Fraser as Chairman of the Party.

When reached by this news site, Ms Walcott-McMillan said she had no comment to offer at this time. Neither Hons Fraser nor Fahie could be reached today for a response on the allegations being made. 

Many of the candidates who signed the letter against Hon Fraser have claimed they were told by their supporters that if the VIP is to win another election they would have to reform that party and the first step is to get rid of party boss Hon Fraser, who only a year ago won the chairmanship in a landslide and faced his first election as party leader in 2015.

VI Political history

Looking at the Virgin Islands political history in the last 20 years, no party leader has ever been ousted once losing an election. In 1999 to 2003 the VIP won the election with then Hon O’Neal as Chief Minister. Dr Smith of the losing National Democratic Party (NDP) served as Opposition Leader.

In 2003-2007 the VIP lost to the NDP under veteran legislator Ralph T. O’Neal OBE, and he retained his post as Opposition Leader.

In 2007-2011 the VIP came back and won in an 11 to 2 landslide with Mr O’Neal serving as the first Premier. Dr Smith of the losing NDP was the Opposition Leader (2007-2011).

In 2011-2015 the NDP came back and won 9 to 4 and Mr O’Neal remained as Opposition Leader of the losing VIP.

On June 8, 2015 to current, the NDP has been given another term in office with an 11 to 2 majority and for the first time there are attempts to oust a party leader. It remains unclear what is the level of support in the VIP and the country for Hon Fahie as party Chairman.

161 Responses to “VIP internal 'coup' against Chairman Fraser: Letter signed & sent to Governor”

  • Referee (18/06/2015, 12:39) Like (157) Dislike (7) Reply
    Let's get ready to ruuuuummmmmbbbbllleee !! Ding ding ding
  • zoe (18/06/2015, 12:42) Like (39) Dislike (4) Reply
    My my my my
    • Street reporter (18/06/2015, 14:10) Like (59) Dislike (8) Reply
      Zoe you are my friend---This is the right move to change leadership--Mr. frazer should resign. why is he so stubborn?, its public knowledge that he is not well liked as leader-----.Fahie maybe a better liked person but Fahie is not the right man--take time and think--be patient--you have enough time to change leadership. Why raise it now
      • agreed (19/06/2015, 08:22) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
        Fahie is not the one either.
      • A CITIZEN'S SUGGESTION (20/06/2015, 21:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        HEY, ALL OF YOU NEED TO BACK-OFF. LOCK THE VIP TEAM INTO A NICE COMFORTABLE ROOM. MAKE SURE THAT IT IS COOL AND SPACIOUS. GIVE THEM ENOUGH FOOD FOR THE TIME.

        THE OBJECTIVE IS THAT AFTER THE DOORS ARE OPENED A LEADER OF OPPOSITION MUST BE ANNOUNCED.

        GIVE THEM 24 HOURS AND LET THEM RUMBLE. LET THEM FIGHT IT OUT TOGETHER.
        LEAVE THE SWATT TEAM, POLICE FORCE AND AMBULANCE STAFF OUTSIDE TO DEAL WITH ANY CRIMAL ACT THEY MIGHT HAVE CREATED BY THE TIME THE 24 HOURS ARE UP.

    • ooooo (18/06/2015, 15:47) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
      JW says he is a good man
  • O well (18/06/2015, 12:45) Like (52) Dislike (1) Reply
    I could a tell this would a happen
    • Smile (18/06/2015, 13:13) Like (54) Dislike (1) Reply
      Agreed. No surprises there.
      With the VIP constitution, there is to be a leadership election, after a loss to decide the chairmanship.
      Fraser (like Ed Miliband) should resign to give the party the chance to elect a leader.
      I assume that he can run again, if he wishes.

      The vote (11 -2) states that he shouldn't.
  • Real (18/06/2015, 12:45) Like (111) Dislike (14) Reply
    They want people vote for vip and they anit together da make sense!!
  • okay (18/06/2015, 12:46) Like (54) Dislike (8) Reply
    I can live with this move for now although J & J going to do everything to try to destroy Fahie & the VIP once they are not in chatge but who God bless no man curse.
  • hahahaha (18/06/2015, 12:47) Like (60) Dislike (8) Reply

    Tell Willock go on ZROD to report this...

  • please (18/06/2015, 12:47) Like (56) Dislike (10) Reply
    All my life I know Fahie to be a peaceful man so it only can be that the other one feels that no one can touch him.
    • @ please (18/06/2015, 15:19) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
      Pleses andew you and c m behind this but go ahead
    • oUCH (18/06/2015, 15:33) Like (51) Dislike (3) Reply
      The Governor needs to leave Fraser just where he is, they blindly elected him let them bear their oats plus Andrew is not suitable for the position either.
      • @oUCH (19/06/2015, 08:17) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
        None better than none. You will know what Frazer will do but you dont know wht Andrew will do...this puts them on the same line
  • wize up (18/06/2015, 12:50) Like (70) Dislike (16) Reply
    Father send help: these set of clowns can not run their own party affairs and want to lead our country ( ting to talk)...one thing VINO is not as bias as people think(look at this story)..this news should be fun because house of assembly resumes on tuesday.Government business have not begun as yet and Virgin Islands Party dead in the water: who in their right mind will vote for this dysfunctional set of individuals ( ting to tell the king)
  • yes (18/06/2015, 12:51) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    I saw this coming and i approve this messages, i believe it is time for a change for VIP to let Fraser step down as the Leader and let Fahie be the fore front person, in which he always is in the HOA.
  • De third (18/06/2015, 12:52) Like (48) Dislike (4) Reply
    I am from the 3rd District & an NDP but despite what anyone says I have alot of love, respect & admiration for Fahie. He is a good man.I will pray for him & his family because this is literally a fight between good & evil.
  • Hmmm (18/06/2015, 12:54) Like (28) Dislike (14) Reply
    i think the people voted right. if a person cant be your leader in defeat neither can he be in victory. how i see it HAD VIP won they would have serious trouble in there and the stakes are too high right now
    • Cmon (18/06/2015, 13:54) Like (88) Dislike (3) Reply
      This is only happening because they lost. I seriously doubt Fahie would risk it if they had won. Just like the NDP didn't risk changing their Deputy Premier
  • Clearly (18/06/2015, 12:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    Anyone who knows ***** knows that he will never listen to anyone other than himself & the former ****

  • Well (18/06/2015, 12:55) Like (50) Dislike (1) Reply
    only now they think on da
  • Yes (18/06/2015, 12:56) Like (36) Dislike (52) Reply
    At least no one can say with a stright face vino is not fair and balance....cant wait to see the next cartoon lol
  • onlooker (18/06/2015, 12:59) Like (82) Dislike (24) Reply
    Myron, you were right...they had a leadership crisis and they still have a leadership crisis...the evidence is overwhelming! Fraser, see what they were planning to do to you if you have ever won? Andrew...you not easy...lol
    • Blind (18/06/2015, 13:17) Like (36) Dislike (36) Reply
      This is not a leadership crisis. The people have spoken and they are just listening. Now if you really want to talk about leadership crisis, please look within the other party.
    • People (18/06/2015, 13:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      When the people speak, you have to listen. I think they realized Fraser was toxic when it was too late to do anything about it. I do not see Fahie making this a problem if he knew it wasn't the best move for the party
  • humble yourself (18/06/2015, 12:59) Like (99) Dislike (9) Reply
    This seems much to do about nothing. The BVI people have already expressed their discomfort with Fraser as Premier (head of the party). If he was humble enough, he would step down and allow Hon. Fahie to take the reigns this go around. It's is not like they are fighting for the Premier spot. Part of the reason the VIP lost (so badly) is because they did not listen to the people when they said to remove Fraser, so why is he acting as if this is a move that the VIP wanted to do all along?
    • True...but (18/06/2015, 13:11) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Fahie as VIP leader is definitely better than Fraser but he still couldn't carry VIP to victory. You seem to think Fahie is all squeaky clean but trust me, many people know better. He may fool some younger ones from his time at school, bball days and helping lots of them while Minister, but trust me, he has more skeletons than Fraser. Fahie's saving grace is his personality, he is a more personable person than Fraser, but that's where it ends. Fahie is no leader and only the rookies in VIP would think that he is. Why do you think that Fraser was voted over him, even though many who voted for Fraser didn't necessarily like him? Keep your eyes on Fahie is all I will say. If Fahie becomes the next VIP leader, NDP will form the Government again in 2019.
  • I must say (18/06/2015, 13:00) Like (22) Dislike (72) Reply
    Fraser first and Fahie second Fraser is more aggressive good for the country and in the house of assembly and more experienced. He has been informing the people and he should be the leader and not Fahie and that's that. Over and out
    • l (18/06/2015, 13:42) Like (51) Dislike (3) Reply
      Fraser is no more experienced than Fahie. They were both elected at the same time. They have the same amount of experience.
      • Latice (18/06/2015, 14:23) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
        Fraser was minister before Fahie making him senior to Fahie. Fraser was deputy Chief Minister/Premier making him senior to Fahie
  • DON Q (18/06/2015, 13:03) Like (93) Dislike (24) Reply
    Zoe and Maynard has dig their political gaves
    • DISAGREE (18/06/2015, 13:29) Like (33) Dislike (9) Reply
      How so? My not supporting a man who will probably not win another election. As an NDP supporter , i think they madr the right decision which will give the party an opportunity to compete next time. I actually felt that peopke like Maynard, Dawson, and Sharie were interesting and viable options for the party. So i think they actually extended their political careers with this move
      • Boo (18/06/2015, 20:35) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
        If they can't be trusted by the leader who can trust them? They will do the same to the next, and next and next. You really think they fit to run a Ministry now?
  • HHA (18/06/2015, 13:03) Like (75) Dislike (5) Reply

    Badness out of style. Ya'll up and down bout Premier and he is not even wanted in the party. #gositdung!

  • Seriously (18/06/2015, 13:08) Like (24) Dislike (9) Reply
    But whenever people said there was no unity in VIP they wanted to kill us. Now imagine if this Government was elected, what would happen? Thank GOD the people of the BVI saw what was going on and did the right thing not for any party, but for the country. NDP don't laugh too hard because you may be in this same boat next time around. When will we start putting country above sense for real? This is just embarrassing.
  • Looking on (18/06/2015, 13:11) Like (24) Dislike (19) Reply
    VINO HATS OFF YOU ARE THE HOTTEST THING AROUND YOU CAME OUT HOT HOT AFTER THE ELECTION WHEN THE HATERS SAID YOU WERE DEAD OR WILL CLOSE
    • VIP2015 (18/06/2015, 18:16) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
      I will not support the VIP God spare my life to live to see a next election. This is such a wrong move at this time. You all just giving people more crap to talk.
  • VG (18/06/2015, 13:13) Like (84) Dislike (11) Reply
    Both fraser and fahie needs to go!
    • tola (18/06/2015, 13:47) Like (48) Dislike (14) Reply
      I agree with you both of them have to go!! They both have baggage!!!
      • dread (19/06/2015, 09:06) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        Both u ad VG are retarded and have no idea what your are saying. If people like Fraser and Fahie are out then this poor territory will fall. Yall just talking out ya a** and not obseving what is really going on. I do agree Fraser is not fit to be Premier BUT he is a good district rep. Mr. Fahie is way more ofa better persn for the leader of the opposition post. They both have baggage... BUT do u listen to HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY and hear the other candidates of NDP baggages? Doyou see how many questions they cant answer?
        • tola (19/06/2015, 11:40) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
          you are the retarded one! I don't give a rats a$$ about NDP and their baggage but more concerned with the VIP as a political organization. That is the problem with this situation, clearly VIP members more concerned with NDP stuff instead of making sure our own backyard is clean! What a crysing shame; I am sure RTO must be rolling with laugh at this confusion being that he cause some of this before. Fact is that both Andrew and Fraser need to go off the party cause they are toxic. For now they can remain but for the next go round they have to go!!!
  • ......... (18/06/2015, 13:15) Like (13) Dislike (8) Reply
    Not surprise on who signed the letter ting to talk smh
  • Trump (18/06/2015, 13:17) Like (56) Dislike (14) Reply
    "Irene F. Penn-O’Neal and Sharie B. de Castro, and District candidates Elton L. Sprauve, Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard, Elvis J. Harrigan (Mervin ‘Lucky’ Charles signed for and on behalf of Harrigan), Andrew A. Fahie, and Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan"

    God bless you seven folks. I voted NDP, and if you guys come again in 2019 WITH Mr. Fraser as leader, no matter what evil the NDP does, I (along with others I'm sure) will vote for them again.

    Come WITHOUT him as leader, and I (and others I'm sure) will give you guys a FAIR chance to make your case why you should be elected.
    • wize up (18/06/2015, 14:41) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ trump: I have supported VIP for 35 years this year we went NDP......
  • my my my (18/06/2015, 13:21) Like (30) Dislike (13) Reply
    Why now. You guys had a chance in congress before elections to choose the appropriate leader. Does not seem like now is the right time to me...and Zoe....tsk tsk tsk.
  • Stats Man (18/06/2015, 13:21) Like (53) Dislike (6) Reply
    Finally......it is out in the open! VIP need to hold another election for the Chairmanship. I guarantee Mr. Fraser will not be the victor in that race. To Mr. Fraser - there is no "I" in TEAM, therefore do the right thing.
  • VOW (18/06/2015, 13:23) Like (31) Dislike (8) Reply
    I think FRASER should step down to keep a good opposition because he is the down fall of the VI party they have to regroup to save the party people just do not like the man plus they don't want him to lead this ISLAND PERIOD.
  • Re Fraser (18/06/2015, 13:24) Like (60) Dislike (11) Reply
    FRASER is the scapegoat- FAHIE will never be Premier of the BVI - Period!
  • Hmmm (18/06/2015, 13:31) Like (44) Dislike (13) Reply

    Interesting how VINO reports on this but M*** and his supporters within the party have been working to get Picko out...

  • nonsense (18/06/2015, 13:47) Like (75) Dislike (12) Reply

    I'm not a Fraser fan and I'm glad that he wasn't elected Premier however, the VIP candidates are talking nonsense. The only thing I will say is that Fraser as Chairman probably scared away some potentially good candidates from VIP, but that's as far as it goes. Zoe, Romney, Raja, Maynard, All Out, Juggy all would have lost even if Fahie was the Chairman or even if Dawson was the chairman. They probably would have gotten some more votes but no way they could win. The VIP's message was pure negative nonsense so I don't know why they are piling on Fraser now. I wish they would all come back under Fahie, see what a severe beating they will get. In my opinion for VIP to become anywhere close to what it once was, Fahie and Fraser would need to either walk away or stay in the background. Fahie is still powerful in his District but putting him as leader/potential Premier would be just like Fraser. Putting Dawson or Dancia may attract better candidates but who knows, I find both of them are a lot of fluff with little substance, pull their files. All in all it's a sad day for VIP and their supporters, tough sh*t, sorry for you but glad it ain't me and NDP. LOL!

  • be careful (18/06/2015, 13:50) Like (31) Dislike (9) Reply
    Sharie De Castro- Carl Dawson- All Out Sprauve- Rosan Bunburry- the only remaining VIP names - fresh names- with a future- be careful you don't follow Fahie - and end up under the bus - Virgin Islanders don't like UGLY
    • Please. (18/06/2015, 13:59) Like (25) Dislike (12) Reply
      Sharie and Dawson are the only ones with a fighting chance and that will all depend on how they spend the next 2-3 years and how the public/voters view them after that. the rest are total wastes who should not waste their time or money. VIP's backbone of supporters have fled, many to NDP and to get them back will be a great task, sadly for them. They now have to rebuild from scratch. No party can win without a youth base and right now to get that from NDP again, will be a great task, if not impossible.
      • @ please (18/06/2015, 14:21) Like (20) Dislike (9) Reply
        Nothing will save them....none of them have a chance... they are better off doing community work. Not everyone belongs in office. Some people are better taking a back seat. Political office isn't made for everyone.
        • @ @please (18/06/2015, 16:25) Like (8) Dislike (24) Reply
          I am sure you are one of those that supported Archie, Mitch, Shaina, and OJ... I would choose Dawson, Sharie, Maynard, Fahie, Fraser, Romney over them any day. And that is coming from someone who voted mostly NDP
          • @please (yes you) (18/06/2015, 20:14) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
            Its persons like such as yourself is the reason why Fahie is now fighting for the leadership over Frazer. You are one of them who are out there fraudulently building up confidence of that poor slate of the VIP party and when its time to vote....you yourself wont vote for them. I don't care who you voted for.....you need to understand that POLITICAL OFFICE ISN'T FOR EVERYONE!!! Get that through your think hard headed skull. Thank you.
          • Really? (19/06/2015, 09:29) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
            Now, you got to be smoking? What Archie, Mitch, Shaina and OJ do you. Did Archie not give you what you wanted to hear on your appraisal. He is a man of character - that is why! Archie, like all the territorial candidates, was responsible for the entire territory and he did the incredible...people saw that and they spoke by 4660 votes, so put that in your pipe and smoke it.
  • attack (18/06/2015, 13:53) Like (8) Dislike (20) Reply
    ha ha ha ha. willock could go any where he wants any radio station he chooses to say what he wants he aint afraid and all u haters just back off of this one and leave him alone ok
  • Reportin off duty (18/06/2015, 13:54) Like (41) Dislike (1) Reply
    The girl was tryin to tell them to transition
  • Voter Too (18/06/2015, 13:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    there is problem within the leadership of both parties as others feel it is the egoistic style to be the leader come what may. walwyn allegedly wants to be leader over smith in ndp and fahie allegedly wants to do the same over fraser in vip. Oh who knows it might also be the wish of many of both parties. Some may say that is the reason VIP lost so badly to NDP during this past election but it only shows there was so form of animosity long before and now after the elections. Fahie wasnt the reason for Vip lost there wasn't any unity among the individuals and the same can be said of Ndp I saw it. It was all a cover up on both sides.Now all and all sorts of things are coming to light and more to come . this is like the FIFA scandal. If that is what Fahie wants give it to him Mr Fraser. It is often said easy squeeze make no riot and let sleeping dogs lie, lie low and let God works his way

  • reality (18/06/2015, 13:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

    So let me get this straigh! Zoe, Fahie and others knew full well how people felt about Fraser and they themselves didn't feel good about him, yet for weeks they were district to district asking people to vote for them and their leader? This says A LOT about these people! None of the current VIP candidates that lost should ever be considered for office based on this behavior. Had the BVI voters listened to their plea, we would have had a broken GOvernment elected with our country at risk. You should not play with your country in that manner. This is shameful and those candidates signing that petition should all be ashamed. They knew about what was going on but tried to fool us the people, now they blaming Fraser for losing. ZOe didn't lose because of Fraser, Zoe lost because she was behaving like damn sick child.

  • Wrong Oh yea (18/06/2015, 13:56) Like (28) Dislike (6) Reply
    Neither Fahie, or Frazer would have gotten as much vote as Dawson running at large--Dawson is the right man for the job--VIP need to relax, calm down--be-sure they making the right decision.
  • Concern 1 (18/06/2015, 14:01) Like (49) Dislike (6) Reply
    Wouldn't it have been better if all of them to cross the floor and leave Fraser and who ever to be left in the VIP? This is just the icing more to come as both leading parties of the BVI will crumble to the floor. Look and see. Internal wars in both parties. God help the BVI now and for always
  • Fraser will remain (18/06/2015, 14:15) Like (41) Dislike (6) Reply
    Fraser will remain opposition leader and help clean up the VIP - then he will step down if he so desires- a coup is always a bad idea- it shows Fahie's disloyalty and treachery-
  • Fith district (18/06/2015, 14:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    **** u hungry for power u an ***ie will never b leaders never u like to much kick back sick of u....

  • VIP Silly (18/06/2015, 14:27) Like (57) Dislike (4) Reply
    The VIP airing their dirty laundry in public- won't wash it! You voted Fraser - so you will remove him the correct way- not by Coup - VIP only making things worse
  • Hmmm (18/06/2015, 14:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    What you expect now the bull head power seeker D****n on board.

  • Not true (18/06/2015, 14:33) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    This is not true. Pure propaganda.
  • Music (18/06/2015, 14:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is VINO changing ship?
  • Blind Side (18/06/2015, 14:42) Like (28) Dislike (4) Reply
    VIP need to stop hearing their dirty laundry in the Public. This is a disgrace. And by the way, why they need to get the Governor involved in their party politics? If they can govern themselves how where they planning to run the country? VIP mashup for good now.
    • wize up (18/06/2015, 16:01) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ Blind side: Hon Stoutte probably rolling over in his grave: all of his hard work and good strong leadership of this territory going down the drain....I think this is something personal between the VIP party members: they had to be some form of agreement leading up the campaign, what have gone so dramatically wrong less than 2 weeks after the elections....
    • ABC (18/06/2015, 16:05) Like (19) Dislike (6) Reply
      I agree! The ndp had big mash up when Manchester and the Lady called for Tall Boy to replace the Cuban but were opposed by the crabs and the lobsters. At least they kept it in house. Trust me, Tall Boy will surface again and let them crabs get in the way. Manchester stand by please.
      • Schups (18/06/2015, 16:34) Like (7) Dislike (11) Reply
        That is a bold face lie.
        • ABC (19/06/2015, 09:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          If what has been said is a bold face lie then one of your elected members who leaked the information should be given a lie detector test.
      • wize up (19/06/2015, 07:08) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply

        @ABC: so you are saying there are problems in the NDP camp but in public NDP puts up a good front...is the tall boy the same person as the guy supplying the food at the HoA: is the Cuban the member for the 7 district.... After the elections the fellow who got plenty votes(NDP) requested a bigger post in the NDP administration ( he wanted dep premier)....at end of the day those we vote for looking out for their own personal interest

  • egg face (18/06/2015, 14:43) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    I wonder where Dr. Dawson and Roxie Romney stand in all this mess
    • egg ham face? (19/06/2015, 08:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Egg face----Dawson and Roxie are sitting back and waiting, hoping, for the leadership to be thrown at either one of them
  • Hilary (18/06/2015, 14:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    So what about Dawson? Is he no longer with this party?
  • justice (18/06/2015, 14:59) Like (7) Dislike (49) Reply

    Fraser they are blaming everything on you take your blouse God is still on your side a day will come when the people of the British Virgin Islands will need you and i Know that you will be there for them You could not make the people vote for Vip You did youe best but the people had other motives Fraser If Fahie wants the post as leader of the opposition give it to him on a silver platter and do not let position stop you for what God has for you there is a nother chapter in your life. If I were you I would Go into Legco and let andrew fight all the battles one day you will see your ewward and if I were you I would keep far from andrew and the other members because they are out to bring you down but you are God's child and he will not let you fall. Go to Legco and Keep your mouth shut only talk when need be and if andrew call or ask you anything keep your cool I did not expect that from fahie and in the next month he will cross the floor and left you standing Watch his eyes Power belong to one man that is God, leave NDp alone do not argue with them about nothing God will bring every thing to bass. It is a Low blow and a bit shameful but you willlhave the last laugh i see in my vision what God has instore for you and if he does not want uo representing the third district he will tell you Oj you have a lot resting on your chest but time longer than time. fraser God is not through blessing yuo andre and zoe your day comming.... fraser be careful this is not the end of the world let them continue to blame you for everything this election when the hammer strike and the people start getting pound tell them do not come to you to say nothing. People of the third district yuo are a pack of fools se whaat OJ can do fraser weeping eendure for a night but joy comes in the morning. Give the post to andrew do not argue with him remember you have a soul to save and heaven tyo gain andrew will need your help some day tell him go to theNdp for help because he is going to suck salt and suck salt Fraser Be still and know that there is a God stand still and see the salvation of God England is just behind the islands Never give up The people See what NDP did to win the election they say that the people have spoken but the people has not spoken yet give them the first three months and you will see Fraser I am praying for you do not say much about any thing Give the position to andrew or the othwer members of the vip who want it less stress for you. Fraser you are an honorable man but Ndp has turn you into a monster but you will see what will happen to them fraser may God Bless you and your family Andrew you are an.................. I hope you do not have to walk out of the Llegislative council when the sessions start due to the pressure Fraser I know that you are not a person to hold gruge but if i were you i would nor even shake their habd they wanted a scape goat to blame and you was the scape goat but there are many skeltons that will be falling out of the closet Sit back and see what God will do Do not be dis couraged still fight for your people but handle with gloves because you donot know who is chearer, lion, tiger,lepoard, jaugar or any othere from the animal kingdom Wil***ck heep your head up high stick with fraser you too will see the outcome. Mr. Fraser Pray every night and morhing to god and he will deliver out of this country's mess and when the reall mess comes ashore i know that you will not turn a blind eye but you will have to turn because the mess will be to great. NDp membere I hope that you can sleep at nights because some day one day the good Lord will be calling you one by one People of the BVI and some of those from the third district you will live to see and tell the tale and when persons who did not vote for yo from the third boy THINK I am not in no position to help you Go to NDP and my thorat cutters You will live to see the truth Graser Be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might put on the whole armor of God spo that you can stand the wiles of the devil God bless fraser and take a very long restful vacation and donot hurt your head leave the headchases to BIG BROWM BOMMER ANDREW.

    • Drivel (18/06/2015, 17:38) Like (29) Dislike (8) Reply
      I read about 33% of this justice post, then stopped and hit "dislike"
      • Youth (18/06/2015, 21:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        These comments make me sick. My heart is heavy. God's people get on your knees tonight between the hours of 12 and 3 and pray for our people with all these hatred in their heart Please call on the name of Jesus so he will look down on us and deliver us because we have a big problem that need help. What I see if this continues we going straight to Hell. Lord have mercy on the beautiful islands of ours and touch our people from their heads right down to our feet. Please lord I asked thee. Thank you in advance
    • Love for My Country (18/06/2015, 18:28) Like (20) Dislike (4) Reply
      @ justice

      What does OJ has to do with the VIP brawl? Do you hear him any way talking about Fraser but to offer him congratulations and thanking the people of the Third district? You need to keep you fight within the VIP ring and keep OJ and NDP out of it! You all deal with your mess.
  • facts man (18/06/2015, 15:15) Like (21) Dislike (6) Reply
    Just reading this make me sick we sticking with frazer all the way
  • pat (18/06/2015, 15:28) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
    Smh a white man has to deside the leader of the opp in we elected house fahie needs to take a hike
  • 284 Money (18/06/2015, 15:43) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Run forest run
  • Hmm (18/06/2015, 15:56) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Troubleeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!
  • Hmmm (18/06/2015, 16:00) Like (39) Dislike (0) Reply
    This whole thing is such a shame. Couldn't it have been dealt with internally or with the congress? While Fraser should step down at some point because of the loss this is not the way to do it. It is unfair for some of the candidates to put the all the blame of Fraser. While he may have contributed to the loss , the reality is that they were not strong contenders and some of them had to much baggage. Certain individuals also made severe blunders on the campaign trail. Sharie should not have gotten herself caught up in this by signing . She is the only one out the that pack who stands a chance in the future. I respect the others that did not sign. So disappointed.
  • Real (18/06/2015, 16:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    This shows that there was no loyalty to the party. .the Lord knows why he allowed the NDP to win the way they did for he see that right within the VIP they would have killed Fraser for the position. He sees the heart.We do not want hippocryts or criminals representing us. Who the cap fits wear it. Next election bring respectful candidates . Do not bring that gang again or the VIP will lose again. We want people with integrity.

  • open your eyes (18/06/2015, 16:11) Like (47) Dislike (71) Reply
    this whole election was about one sublimely message. a message of fear. fear was sent into the atmosphere. open your eyes people you did not loose the election because of Hon Fraser you lost because of fear. The two strongest VIP candidates are being attacked open your eyes people. I know you in a dark place right now but light is coming. Canidates can you stand the test, show your loyalty, if you can't support your leader in a time when he is down can you lead this country in crisis, your leader needs you, if it was your country will you turn your back on it in a time of adverse affliction, your actions tell me yes. so I ask how will you be able to lead this country. open your eyes people think not of yourselves rally around your leader, I see some good leaders in the VIP but your campaign did not reveal that. you spent to much time answering back the NDP instead of stating what your goal and vision was. VIP open your eyes please, please because this election caught you of guard you were not ready and is still not ready. you really think you loose because of Fraser then you don't know what just hit you. by the way Fraser won his seat it tells me some people still has confidence in him. it is time to unite VIP. you have allowed the attack on the party to cause you to become fearful but just know it is a test of loyalty. stop for a moment and think deep and stop the blame.
    • true tolian (18/06/2015, 16:47) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
      @open your eyes
      remember the vip started the election early by labeling the ndp as the most corrupt govt
      no only was it said at their district meeting at capoons bay tit also repeated in a radio adress
      for about two weeks,was'nt that instilling fear also about the ndp.So the tables had turned
      they were done what they started always remember when you point a finger rhere are three
      pointing back at you.You started it now deal with it.
    • ... (18/06/2015, 17:46) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      You are right they being attacked, attacked by their own greedy, underhanded ambitions. So NDP making them fight against themselves is what you are saying....what utter rubbish..... I am no fan of Fraser, but I think he's a better leader than Andrew. I think Fraser should just spend the 3 years trying to soften his image and he will be ok. Andrew is the same one who was out there making noise a while back saying that Ralph promised to step down by a certain time but didn't. This has nothing to do with "fear". It has to do with Ambition to be Chief Indian. Alvin saw the mess coming and jumped ship. Albeit his ship ain't doing much better....
  • clarification (18/06/2015, 16:22) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    When a party is elected as the minority/opposition, they have to vote among themselves who will be the Leader of the Opposition. Since it is only 2 of them, then it is a 1-1 split. It is then up to the Governor to decide. Simple. There is no "coup" going on. Fraser was in no way promised or elected to be the Leader of the opposition.
  • Bla (18/06/2015, 16:26) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    Do you want a man with a whole lot of baggage as head of the party? He must tell us if he is clean. Why try to create a problem now? Be careful what you ask for.the sensible candidates did not join the group.I can never vote for any of that group who signed.Their political life is finished.
  • @clarification (18/06/2015, 16:38) Like (70) Dislike (3) Reply
    NONSENSE! The VIP candidates all rallied around Fraser as their leader. They all stood at the podium and said Fraser is the leader. It doesn't matter what the Constitution says. Fraser is the Chairman/Leader of the party and unless something happened between the campaign and now, he should be Leader of the Opposition. Why Fahie saw it fit to follow him as a leader of the party, but he cannot lead the opposition? It's selfishness and shows there was never any unity and VIP bold face lied to us during their campaign. The real question is this! If Fraser is leader of the VIP, Chairman at that, why should Fahie be Opposition Leader? Precedent has always been that the party Chairman, once elected, if the party is in Opposition, will be the Leader of the Opposition. I'm no Fraser fan here but stop making it seem like it's not a big deal. IT IS A DAMN BIG DEAL! Under normal circumstances Fraser would be Leader of Opposition. All VIP candidates who signed off on this has shown their true colors and I would never vote for them. They cannot be trusted. Rally for our votes then slam people under the bus when it suits them. That is downright nasty and shameful.
    • VI man (18/06/2015, 18:14) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
      The most logical comment thus far, Could not have said it better. Further, if the Governor has to decide, Fraser would get the nod as he is the party leader. This is an internal matter and it seems like the VIP congress is hamstrung by the timing stipulated by their constitution as there is some timing issue before they can vote on their leadership to vote Fraser out, which is unlikely before the first HOA meeting. The Govenor is not going to be seen as interferring in an internal squable. Those following Andrew signing a letter to the Governor should know better. Could you imagine what would have happened had they won. Clearly Andrew is smelling blood and is going in for the kill, which is sad in our little democracy. And those signing the letter are blindly following without understanding what the constitution provides for. The only way for Andrew to be appointed Leader of the Opposition is if the VIP call an extraordinary congress together and vote out Fraser. Until then Fraser is it, talk what you want.
  • ice (18/06/2015, 16:55) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahhahahahahahhahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahhahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Andrew was the same one who said there is no issue with their leadership and that they are together and that they are happy with Fraser. hahahahahahahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    We will never believe you all again!
  • oh? (18/06/2015, 17:07) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is Roxie, Dawson, Raja, Mcleod?
  • Interesting (18/06/2015, 17:11) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
    Frazer should not be blamed for the VIP losing the election. There were several factors which contributed to their defeat and the candidates they selected to run was their number one downfall. It is not right either for them to involve the Governor in their VIP mess to decide who should be the leader of the opposition. Their constitution states that after 3 months of the election then their party congress reserves the right to meet to elect a new chairman. What's the rush? Constitutionally, Frazer is the leader of the opposition and he should not be forced to resign until it is time to do so. It simply shows the level of disloyalty within this group. People, beware of these flock of sheep in wolves clothing.
  • voter (18/06/2015, 17:17) Like (19) Dislike (15) Reply
    Fraser should do the honorable thing and resign as party leader and run this term through and retire. This is 20 years and he need to relax and enjoy life. The NDP ran two successful elections as Fraser as the main target. 2007 and 2015. It is obvious the people rejected him. Just man up and just put the party and country first and retire.
  • long look me come from (18/06/2015, 17:25) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Andrew and Zoe the two with nothining to offer the party for god sake!!! as for Maynard NEXT!
    • 8th D (18/06/2015, 18:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Lol you people in the 7th act as if you all want Picko to run unopposed. Lol that man do not study ayo and yet you act as if he is God.
      Thank God Marlon is our rep buddy, we don't have to suck salt
  • Pundit (18/06/2015, 17:28) Like (55) Dislike (1) Reply
    They like writing to the Governor so much that they end up writing the Governor on one of their own.....#ILOVEIT......lol
    • @ Pundit (18/06/2015, 18:02) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
      hpw can I ever support Andrew and the likes of ALL OUT...NEVER AGAIN
    • Inform (18/06/2015, 18:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      The decision for leader of the opposition is the governor's responsibility.
  • Old Wife Tale (18/06/2015, 17:35) Like (47) Dislike (4) Reply
    Fahie and his followers are disillusioned. The reality is even under a Fahie Chairmanship, the VIP will still not win. This move by Fahie has shown him to be disloyal and devious. The blind mice that following him were weak political candidates to begin with with plenty baggage but now they have sealed their political coffin. NO more respect for VIP.

    If VIP is to be successful, they will have to scrap the entire team and start again. Otherwise its BYE VIP forever.
  • Apple vs. Oranges (18/06/2015, 17:42) Like (26) Dislike (2) Reply

    NDP have the same leadership crisis going on . The difference is that the VIP and its disloyal followers, always, always air their dirty laundry in public. This has been one of VIP biggest problems and now their downfall ...NO unity, no Love for each other. People see that. Don't blame it all on Fraser, backbiters and haters are all in your party congress. They only now showing their true colours.

    So if VIP did win, then Fahie would have tried to wrestle the Premiership from Fraser before the thing even start? Lord send help.

  • Jack I Tell You (18/06/2015, 18:14) Like (20) Dislike (20) Reply
    NDP paid bloggers here all day blogging crap and they just got placed on another black list...SMH
  • YAWN (18/06/2015, 18:20) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
    Say what you want but the public does not want Fraser in any leadership position. I respect those that signed because are FINALLY listening to the people. It's ridiculous that Fraser would not see past his arrogance. He should have stepped down before elections. I understand that the candidates could not go on the campaign trail and bash Fraser, but now they have an opportunity to, they need to heed our advice.
    • @yawn (20/06/2015, 09:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I would say that Fraser deserved a chance to try to win. But the results clearly say he does NOT deserve another chance. A leader must be strong yet humble. And he must LISTEN. Mr. Fraser is a pompous man who speaks and acts like he knows it all. He needs to step down as leader and even help look for his own D3 replacement to run against OJ in 2019.
  • Observer (18/06/2015, 18:25) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lesson to learn from this be carefull what you do or say- your own words and action will come back to haunt you.
  • obsever (18/06/2015, 18:30) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    Vino you need to go look for the campaign message when Andrew held Fraser hand in the air and said he standing with the leader and replay it for the voters..
  • Holy moly (18/06/2015, 18:37) Like (19) Dislike (4) Reply
    Fraser maybe stuck up and need to come down a peg or two and have a piece of humble pie, but when it comes to the Territory's finances I trust Fraser any day over Fahie. Fahie is the biggest bluffer and big spender on unnecessary things.

    When Dr. Smith pass the torch NDP will have the same nasty battles because Fraser and Pickering cut from almost the same mold in terms of personality and NDP won't Picko as leader when the times come...but there will room for discussion on that in the next 4 to 8 yrs.

    Anywho...all in all I am very dissapointed in the way this matter is being handled. Fraser was elected as leader by the majority of VIP's congress and Fahie so power hungry he want to take top spot by force.

    All through the campaign we thought Fraser was the one to fear but true colours are flying all over the place now...seems like Fahie is the real power hungry one with this take over move.
  • Sad sad sad...... (18/06/2015, 19:28) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wow im disappointed in the VIP, The VIP Government is over with! u guys dont realize what u have done making such decision.......you made a mess...... dont waste no time running for election in the next 4 yrs it would not work.......this is sad seems you guys were fake all along, swear you guys were together
  • treasure (18/06/2015, 20:08) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Far as we can tell, it doesn't make sense to have an Opposition but it is only there to say you have an Opposition. The NDP is still going to do whatever they want, they are above the law, no one can regulate them so what Andrew really fighting for? Even if a non NDP elected Minister points out their breaches and faults, nothing will come of it. Just a waste of time and energy. You see what they did for 3 1/2 years and the people still put them back. Ayo just go relax yourself and spend the time in Legco planning where you going for vacation because NDP ain't going to listen and even though you get up and speak up for the people, the people still going to vote against you. This is not a position worth fighting for. Fraser should remain leader of the party.
  • points (18/06/2015, 20:15) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    1. Considering the people that have signed on Fahie's behalf, it seems as though they understand that a change in leadership has to be made. Some of them are honest, God- fearing people, so if they say a change needs to be made then they know why.

    2. During the campaign, the supporters wanted Fraser out, now you want him in. Why can't you all make up your mind.

    3. I am questioning whether Fraser was working against VIP this entire time. We know that he is great friends with Pick but will he stoop so low. His comments and actions on the campaign trail were highly questionable.
  • farmer brown (18/06/2015, 20:25) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    We together fraser remaims our leader
    • hello (18/06/2015, 21:00) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Get you own phrase. NDP copyright that one!
      • Hmm (19/06/2015, 13:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        It was a saying that you took also so the original owner is who should copyright it. You use to suit but find your own to copyright.
  • .....mmh... (18/06/2015, 20:30) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Since competition is a necessity. Fraser, start a new party... Fraser, Roxie, Dawson, Walters and whomever else is chosen. Just a thought.
  • Boo (18/06/2015, 20:47) Like (20) Dislike (5) Reply
    This coup has no basis. Those jokers have no standing to challenge anyone as leader of the opposition as none of them except andrew sit in the house.

    All they have done is played their hands too soon and exposed their treacherous conniving ways. It still is 11 -2, or 11 - 1- 1 (if they kick out Frazer from the VIP) lol!

    Frazer went in to this as leader of the VIP so he has more standing to be Leader of the Opposition than Andrew. Its up to the Governor's according to the Constitution who gets the title of Leader of the Opposition and frankly who cares? VIP is on life support as it is and this just might end up being its funeral
  • Tis a pity (18/06/2015, 21:53) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Tis a pity Dancia didn't win her at-large seat or even Dr Dawson, because one of those 2 seem to be the more sensible pick for Leader of the Opposition, although it would have meant that Dancia needed to join back VIP.
  • Historian (18/06/2015, 22:01) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    It is sad when we dont study history. Those who signed that letter with Andrew have killed their political future. Least we forget, those who brought down CB lost their seat andCB won his Those responsible, Their political future ended with that decision.
  • Yes (18/06/2015, 22:58) Like (7) Dislike (17) Reply
    Frazer needs to resign immediately not only as chairman but also as the district 3 rep, we need an immediate bi election in district 3 so that OJ can be elected.
    • @ lol (19/06/2015, 06:51) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
      ram keep dreaming OJ got to run for the next 10 years to get fraser out!
  • got to got (18/06/2015, 23:02) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Well, we'll look at the VIP party now. Look what they have come to. If we were looking at this closely we would have realise that Hon. Fahie was being groomed by Mr. O neal for this position. Don't be fooled there were problems about this same position between Frazer and Fahie. Now did they really want us to vote for VIP? HELLO ....... DOES THAT MAKE ANY SENSE. Let us see how this is going to play out. If Fahie wins Frazer should resign. Then we will be able to have a bye election for the 3rd district and OJ Smith will win for the ndp.
    • Confused? (18/06/2015, 23:19) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
      Frazer was duly elected so why would he have to resign. Think about what you want to say before saying it. Not being opposition Leader (if that turns out to be so) does not mean he has to vacate his seat.
  • Wonders Never Cease (18/06/2015, 23:13) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply

    "Captain, there are traitors on board examine the horn.
    Why are we acting as if we are surprised at this latest development? Many (myself included) foretold that the VIP would implode. It is ironic that they kept trying to create a buzz that the NDP had a leadership issue when in fact they knew they were hemorrhaging badly. These same people who allegedly signed the petition to depose Frazer were the same ones on the campaign trail lauding him as some great leader. They were deluding the voting public by having us believe that they were so unified and steadfast in their resolve to take control of the Territory behind Frazer. “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”

    Those with any modicum of sense would have known that the VIP was an accident waiting to happen; that they would implode as a result of the dissension in the camp; that they were unfit to govern and should not be trusted with the reins of leadership of the country. Why? Because in its current state (pre and post-election) the VIP with its slate of candidates has no currency. Quite frankly, on the campaign trail they lacked both substance and style and had no message to convince us the voters that they were committed and capable of handling the affairs of the Territory. It was even predicted that in the unlikely event that they were elected in the majority, the power struggle would rare its ugly head.

    It must be made abundantly clear that when the VIP Congress voted Frazer as Chairman of the ill-fated party **** was not happy. In his most deceitful and capricious manner he pretended to be a team player in full support of Frazer while hatching his clandestine plot all along. If you listened both in the House of Assembly and later on the campaign trail, he was so vacuous, banal s and surly with his comments. He just was not sincere with his effusive praise of Frazer as leader and champion. Except for his die-hard supporters, he never impressed as a person with the zeal for the Territory. He is very self-serving and very narcissistic under the guise of “love for the country’... flip sides of the same coin.

    Contrary to the opinion of many, Frazer was not the main reason for the VIP’s thrashing at the polls. From the instant the VIP announced its slate of candidates many among their ranks were speaking of the weakness of the team. Firstly, you cannot contest an election with a bunch of bitter candidates with personal axes to grind. You have to have a strong message that you hope would resonate with the voters. Secondly, you cannot make false claims and hope that people are going to believe you. Thirdly, you don’t get to say what is wrong with the country and not say how you plan to fix it. Fourthly, you cannot be disingenuous and tell people you are all about equality and women’s rights because you ended up having six women on your slate (when you know darn well that you were fortuitous to have ended up with them). Not a good start people. What Fahie and his cabal did is tantamount to political suicide. If you take a closer look at the ones who allegedly signed the petition, they really have no political future. What little hope Sherie had has been dashed. She should have done like the others who didn’t sign and abstain. People don’t forget too soon. Lastly, to have Andre serve as chargé d'affaires of the VIP is just folly. He is no more palatable than Frazer is. Except for his supporters in District One, he is spent.

    • @Wonders Never Cease (19/06/2015, 08:27) Like (42) Dislike (0) Reply
      Wow, true but sad. I fully agree that those who joined Andrew in this folly have killed their political future. BVI voters dont like greed. There is a constitutional way for the VIP to deal with this matter, but they chose to involve the Governor in an internal squabble which is not very smart. The way i see it, this group can never be trusted to lead this country.

      Those who did not sign showed more courage.
      • Hmm (19/06/2015, 09:49) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
        No matter who the VIP brought to the table, you all would have considered them weak. So please can the faux-objective response. You guys gave NONE of the VIP candidates a chance to sway you. You looked at them and immediately considered them weak. You all kill me with this "weak candidates" excuse. Just say you were too hung up on NDP n*ts that you did not care who the opposition was. You guys even elected Mitch over Parsons, Archie over Karl... You guys kill me. No one voted for the better PEOPLE to run the country, you all voted for Smith, Vanterpool, and Walwyn in every district...so be quiet
  • Long Grass (18/06/2015, 23:36) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    I am constrain to believe and do infact believe that what is being dealt with by the VIP was self created. When Hon. Ralph T Oneal gave up the leadership of the party, Congress hastily elected Hon Julian Frazer as party leader, a decision that have come back to hunt them. There were several issues congress should have taken into consideration like the stop light by the round about and many other issues why they should not elect him to be party leader but they did. Looking at the other candidate for leader I don't think the Hon Andrew Fahie should be asked to lead the party. There were many miss giving during the 2011 elections that cause VIP to loose that election having had an 11 2 majority in the house. The wounds of the 2011 elections are still bleeding. My advise to them was to have a gathering of reconciliation bury the hatchet and the handle, and give the wounds time to heal, had they done that the wounds would heal alright but he scars would linger on. They need to groom Mr. Carl Dawson as party leader he has what it takes to bring people together and he is well respected. Mr. Frazer did not elect himself it was the work of congress to elect him, unless he chose to resign it is the work of congress to remove him and there should be no Coup against him. Mr. Frazer was duly elected and he should serve his term as leader of the opposition.



  • chad (19/06/2015, 06:10) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    I'm surprised that no one has blamed the NDP for this yet!!! LOL
    If the NDP had not called the "SNAP" Elections this wouldn't be happening.... LOL
  • Bar (19/06/2015, 06:50) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    How lucky let juggie get him caught up in this after fraser did so much for he...set of ungrateful people in this place
    • nonsense (19/06/2015, 10:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      What the hell Fraser did for Lucky? I would really like to know!
  • All in all they are one (19/06/2015, 07:54) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    They are some people who think they know it all and refuse to listen to others, others with wisdom, others that mingle with the masses---this is usually the out. NDP would soon have their share of problems, they are not listening...People are complaining bitterly about the medical fees and the board, labour and agriculture.....Frazer, Ronnie, Kedrick, chairman all have the same mentality-- (they are the brightest, they know it all) to hell with every-one else.......NDP time of troubles is around the corner, someone in NDP is going to get courageous and put the people first and start speaking up, and speaking out.---God bless you when you do.
  • Dr, Smith or Frazer? (19/06/2015, 08:02) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
    VIP congress gave the election to NDP when they selected their Chairman---simple----People wanted change---but for them it was like going from bad to worst, or who would you prefer as leader--Smith, or frazer?--that was the choice the voters had to make---most people wanted a change---they are very unhappy with, health, labour and agriculture-----Like I say the voters had to decide--is it going to be Dr. Smith, or Frazer who would be leading us...and most people prefer Dr. Smith.
    • Observer (19/06/2015, 09:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      All in all they are one/Dr, Smith or Frazer.

      Same person here talking.
    • Schups (19/06/2015, 09:29) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
      Which people wanted change? Give me a damn break! No matter who VIP brought, NDP would have won the elections. Perhaps they would've gotten a harder fight and won 8-9 seats instead of 11, but VIP could have never formed the Government. On what basis do you say the people want change? A few people griping about not getting their way is not a move towards people wanting change. The people realized that changing Government every 4 years makes no sense and decided that based on the works done so far, NDP should be given another chance. If you ask me, Myron and Mark carried NDP because of how they deal with the people through their Ministries. The NDP may have their on infighting but they also have a better machine, better youth support, better succession planning and I can see them running the country for a long long time, especially with what's now happening with VIP.
  • "Long Grass (19/06/2015, 08:28) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    sensible comment
  • lmao (19/06/2015, 09:26) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Where is Dog, Shaw, Pete and others? Where are they? Where are their thoughtful comments on this issue? Or they only come out when it's NDP bashing time?
  • WATERMAN (19/06/2015, 09:49) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Leave Frazer alone, let Fahie and his followers form a new party VIP2
  • 122 (20/06/2015, 07:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Vip dead under fahie and zoe
  • liberal (20/06/2015, 07:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

    Wow, look who hungry for power and it has been shown again. The congress elected a chairman but I felt that it wasn't sitting right with the rep from the 1st district. So he just as bad lyning to the people that he's in support of the chairman when he really wasn't... Party dead cause how anyone in them right mind can't see the urge to have power. Man, I so dam shame and the NDP going to still come lash them r@$$ with something next election but I will not be voting for the VIP if anyone one of them is to be chairman.. So what happen to Dancia is shown here from not allowing the present chairman get the chance to sit in the HOA as leader of the Opposition.. Dam shame, I now a new party is needed..

  • to to (20/06/2015, 09:32) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Form a new party
  • VIP voter (21/06/2015, 11:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    fraser will win this one trust we
  • Read (21/06/2015, 11:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I just read what ralph said look melee
  • book (24/06/2015, 12:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Vino you large with this story!


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