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Winston E. Nibbs slams Hon Fraser for leaving territory unannounced

- said people must be informed about the nature of the official business being embarked upon
Radio talk show regular Winston E. Nibbs aka La Fontey has chided Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA for not informing the territory that he was leaving on official business. Photo: VINO/File
“It is very imperative that your movements are noted. If you’re going to leave the country on a private matter the country needs to be aware especially when you have integral and important post such as Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee,” Nibbs said, addressing Honourable Fraser directly. Photo: VINO/File
“It is very imperative that your movements are noted. If you’re going to leave the country on a private matter the country needs to be aware especially when you have integral and important post such as Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee,” Nibbs said, addressing Honourable Fraser directly. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show regular Winston E. Nibbs aka La Fontey has chided Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) for not informing the territory that he was leaving on official business.

Speaking on the radio programme Speak Out BVI on radio ZBVI 780 AM last night November 10, 2015, Nibbs said that Honourable Fraser should have informed the territory given that he holds two very important posts.

Honourable Fraser had attended a Public Accounts Committee symposium in London from October 19 to 22, 2015 which focused on the theme of ensuring accountability and which centred on the role of a modern Public Accounts Committee.

He had reported that, "Through case studies and discussions with leading practitioners we discussed key topics such as transparency and security of public finances, the Public Accounts Committee's relationship with the media, and how to proactively tackle issues of governance and accountability.”

Nibbs on the programme waded into Honourable Fraser for not informing the people of the territory of his visit prior to it being made.

“I have one concern that is very serious to me right now. It is understood and was confirmed by the Honourable Julian Fraser RA, Leader of the Opposition, that he had officially left the territory at some point in time recently on a mission I guess to deal with the country’s business.”

He said that while the mission of the Opposition Leader was a noble one it does not absolve him from the responsibility of informing the people of the territory.

“It is very imperative that your movements are noted. If you’re going to leave the country on a [non] private matter the country needs to be aware especially when you have integral and important posts such as Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee,” he said, addressing Honourable Fraser directly.

According to Nibbs, it is obvious from what Honourable Fraser reported to the House on Monday November 2, 2015 during the Any Other Business agenda item on the Order Paper is that he was on official business.

Is Fraser being hypocritical?

However, Nibbs found it ironic that Honourable Fraser stood up in the House of Assembly speaking of the need for the House to be more embracing of openness and good governance when he himself failed to inform the people of his leaving the territory.

“I am challenging not necessarily Honourable Fraser himself but the entire House of Assembly that when an elected official leaves the country on official business we should be notified [through a medium that ensures visibility of such news by the general public].”

“And also if it is official business we need to be aware of what the nature of that official business is,” he said. “Because I am not going to sit here and be fed by anything which is suggested.”

32 Responses to “Winston E. Nibbs slams Hon Fraser for leaving territory unannounced”

  • .... (11/11/2015, 09:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well sah
  • talk that! (11/11/2015, 09:30) Like (33) Dislike (1) Reply
    Myron is away, Mark and kedric recently came back....Did they tell us? Hell no!
    • facts man (11/11/2015, 10:05) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
      At least when Fraser came back he made a report in the House of Assembly and on ZROD. When Mark, and Myron go away we hear ZERO only rumors on what they did…hummmm go smoke !!!!!
      • @ facts man (11/11/2015, 19:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Bravo for a post that tells the truth. Good for you, and for the truth.
    • vip (11/11/2015, 10:17) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
      Fraser is the man bottom line BAM
  • was that official? (11/11/2015, 09:35) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    Just this morning i heard a lady saying that the rep for the 9th is going to mexico to attend a family wedding this saturday.
  • shame.... (11/11/2015, 09:35) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    it is imperative....... no very....
  • FYI (11/11/2015, 09:37) Like (34) Dislike (5) Reply
    THAT IS THE JOB OF THE GIS NOT MR FRASER.
  • The TRUTH (11/11/2015, 09:44) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    This dude. Can anybody get a show these days?
    • just asking.... (11/11/2015, 20:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why do we have to put up wITH these diversions?
      • answer (12/11/2015, 06:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        because the same diversions live in here and what happens in here affect them. they are the same diversions that vote. Remember that.
  • wize up (11/11/2015, 10:13) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    looks like nibbs have more free time on his hand now; Mr Nibbs lets hear you thoughts on the rising gun crimes in the territory...
  • wtf? (11/11/2015, 10:30) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    Is this guy the new Donald? Where was he all this time? All of a sudden he is Mr. BVI?
  • STAY FOCUS (11/11/2015, 11:00) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
    The white south africans taking over the marine industry in the BVI, he as a local boat captain needs to look into that!
    • wize up (11/11/2015, 11:42) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply

      @ stay focus: great point but Winston will not touch that subject because he looks to the wh**es for jobs BUT gets on public radio to belittle his own people... the whole set on them on the radio beating up on their own people will never touch the real social issues in our country( its shameful)..... I challenge Winston nibbs to go on Radio and speak about the marine industry in HIS country but he will never do so, because he depends on the crumbs from the wh**e boy table

    • um (11/11/2015, 23:32) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Is your problem that they are white or they are South African? If they were black South Africans would you mind???
  • pat (11/11/2015, 11:29) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    I agree with notification. Chances are he is using taxpayer money. So, does his being gone allow for Andrew to speak his mind more? Someone needs to hold down the fort and be watchdog.
    • S.R (11/11/2015, 14:23) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
      how come that fool was not saying that when Mr. Done Deal was globe trotting?
    • ok (12/11/2015, 05:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      If it was taxpayers money then GIS should have notified the public. Maybe who process the tax payers dollars forgot.
  • Music (11/11/2015, 11:34) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    I dont see the problem. He does not hold a position that needs a stand in when he is away. Nor do other members of the house except the Premier. Also the Governor. Frazer was elected to do the work of the people. That doesnt mean he has to report every breath he takes, to the likes of talk show hosts.
    • bolo (11/11/2015, 18:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Not Fraser in power is ndp wake up man stop sleep you is one how vote for the same ndp party
  • @Nibbs. (11/11/2015, 18:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nibbs you are a musician. You know what its like to play and not get pay. Talk about that
  • bow (11/11/2015, 18:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nibbs need to ask the leather of the ndp party if he still have the 90.0000 million bollars the man so lie he need to leave Fraser alone
  • What a thing. (11/11/2015, 18:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So he needs to tell us when he leaves? Lol. What a thing.
  • Sam (11/11/2015, 18:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nibs need to talk about the road on the east side of the island so bad shame on ndp party
    • ---------------------------- (11/11/2015, 20:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      In short - this episode was the same tired nonsense from these clowns, calling dem self talk show hosts
  • Edmund, Doug, Decastro (11/11/2015, 20:04) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    I understand the frustration with talk show hosts wanting everything to be handed to them just becasue they themself cannot get elected. I get it.
  • Iatolaha (12/11/2015, 23:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Give me a break. Do you know that Walwyn was just in Paris for one week. Do you know when Kedrick Pickering travel. Which is VERY OFTEN. He is now Exec Platinum with American Airlines. You are aware that he holds the record for most Travelled Legislator. This was reported in the house. He just love traveling First Class on our money. Bet if it was Economy he would not go
  • egg face (15/11/2015, 00:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    They bit the bullet, made the sacrifices and got it done even though they knew it was risky politically. You got a problem with that?
  • WTF (17/11/2015, 14:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fontey if you don't have something meaningful to talk about, "shut the f*** up. Why Frazer has to advertise that he is leaving the territory? I am sure who needed to know we're notified.


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