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Hon. Fahie says he gets no respect from current administration

- They do their part and I do mine
Hon. Andrew Fahie, elected Representative for the First District said his efforts of making his district go from good to great will continue, despite anything. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Representative for the First District, Hon. Andrew A. Fahie, exclusively expressed how mortified he is of the fact that most of the elected Ministers, who make up Cabinet in the Virgin Islands, have no respect for him as a District representative.

Hon. Fahie stated that as much as he is not a Government Minister, he was elected as District Representative for the people of the first District, and “respect must be maintained at all levels.” 

“I must say I am stunned by the disrespectful manner the current administration is dealing with me as the First District representative. There is only one Minister of Government thus far that deals with me as a District rep. with respect I fully understand that the new Administration has been given the mandate by the people through the democratic process to forward their agenda, but the people of the first district also elected me, with God’s grace and guidance, through the democratic process. As a result despite our differences in political philosophies, methodologies among others, we as elected officials must maintain respect at all levels, especially in relation to each other.” 

Hon. Fahie furthered by saying “During my tenure as Minister I always respect all elected representatives especially the district representatives when attempting to do anything in their district. I did it with their input and involvement, whether they were on my political party’s side or not. As a matter of fact, that was the mode of operating for all Ministers in the last VIP administration.” 

In light of this, He stated that he continues to write Government Ministers on behalf of the people of his designated district, and added that he do so without getting a response of any kind, from most of them. 

“I continue to ask about matters that are [of] concern to my district, but the responses when given, leave a lot to be desired from most Ministers. However, I will continue to respect the current administration and I will continue with God’s help to represent my people of the first district with a passion to move us all from good to great.” 

Their part, My part 

In regards to works being done in District #1 and the lack of responses coming from current government officials pertaining to projects, Hon. Fahie said that he will continue to do his part and they should do theirs. 

In accordance to the listings of projects to be covered by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) loan, he stated that there were a few projects for the First District. 

“I don’t remember all of them, but notwithstanding I do remember the Fortune Ghut Road and surrounding area in Carrot Bay was one. The old road at Cox Heath that ends at Rawleigh Well at Towers, West End was another, just to name a few.” 

Hon. Fahie told this news site that whether or not the current administration will put the projects for the First District that make up part of the original list of the projects for the CDB loan, is left to be seen. 

He said that despite whatever decision they might make “I will do my duties as First District Representative and follow up through different means. If they are not done it would not be from my lacking of pushing to get them done for the people of the first district.” 

He stated that he will continue to do his part, and they do theirs. 

In conclusion, Hon. Fahie expressed that his greatest concern is the effects that the protocol for Effective Financial Management that the Premier D. Orlando Smith, signed on April 23, 2012, will have on life in the entire territory, from this time forth. 

“The people’s input should have been sought. I am for transparency and accountability, but this territory has matured to be able to effectively look over its own affairs with timely inspections from the UK, but within the interest of the people.”

He added that the signing of the document in the form that it is, is tantamount to bringing a famine on the land.


42 Responses to “Hon. Fahie says he gets no respect from current administration”

  • MVW (27/08/2012, 07:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    leave them Fahie you will not be in the valley all the time!
  • zoe (27/08/2012, 09:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    fahie, fraser, ralph and alvin get ready for a long hard four years as the NDP playin hard ball... they have no respect for you all and will never do a thing in your district for the next four years
  • BREAKING NEWS (27/08/2012, 09:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    My my my, how the tables have turned! Granny always say, never burn your bridges behind you!

  • Confucius (27/08/2012, 09:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Andrew, the people of the first district have long memories. Just as I and my entire family did not vote for you in the last election due to your stance regarding the race track and your decision to disregard the opinions of anyone over 50 for the online survey, we will not forget being relegated to third class citizens by any government who chooses to penalize districts with representatives that are not of their party.

    The world is round ~ and what goes around comes around. Shortsightedness is not something ANY politician should embrace. We are all voters. We will remember this too!
    • bigger picture (27/08/2012, 11:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

      so much for open and transparent government. when people asked you about development at Carrot Bay you said it was a "done Deal". No one even knew what was being planned except by the few for a few! Same with moving the ferry dock from the intended spot in front of the police station- yet "your" park got built. You were all for the huge new ferry dock but then cried lack of transparency on the stump. you skip public meetings. Can't have it both ways. Now everyone holding their breath on plans for Smugglers Cove "development" by TCPD and NPT. Keep that simple and natural.
      I dare say your days are numbered.

      • To bigger picture (27/08/2012, 20:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Let me put it simple to you. Your facts are unfactual so please bigger picture get out of the picture & leave Fahie alone. HE AIN'T GOING NO WHERE!
    • To Confucius (27/08/2012, 11:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Confucius you speak for yourself and your family. I am from the First District and my family & I and many more voted for Fahie & will always vote for Fahie. You concentrate only on the few things you see as negatives but Fahie did plenty good so stop talking nonsense.
      • poor thing (27/08/2012, 12:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        1st district rep must be paying your bills. what plenty good fahie do for this district to benefit EVERYONE? please do list them
        • To poor thing (27/08/2012, 20:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          To Poor Thing...I am another person from the 1st District and Andrew don't pay our bills but we voted for him and will always vote for him. If I start naming what Fahie has done to benefit all we will be here all day so go sit on an egg. You just hate the man so you will never see any good he has done.
          • Poor Ting (28/08/2012, 11:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
            If I were to go sit on an egg I am sure I will HATCH you!!! Well list the loooongg list of benfits you mention....i am waiting! i don't hate fahie, just cannot stand for the undehanded nonsense he does and him pretending he is a saint.
            • enough (28/08/2012, 20:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
              To Breaking news I see that you love gossip & is more than willing to blog all kinds of evil & unfactual stuff to label Fahie as bad. Of course he is no Saint but none of us are. The man is human & tries his best & did well for education & the Territory over the last 4 yrs. I too dont agree with everything he comes up with but he loves people and his country & he gets good results when he works so give him a break. Let us sit back & see what Myron & his gang will do.
      • Confucius (27/08/2012, 13:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        To - To Confucius:

        I voted for Andrew since Lavity died ~ until this past election. When he decided that the opinions of anyone over 50 no longer mattered, he stopped mattering to me and the rest of the adults in my family! That said, he is our representative and deserves respect from the opposition as he (currently) represents the majority of the voters in the first district.

        I will not deny that Andrew has contributed in the past, but in recent years, he went off track in my opinion. He certainly could have done better. The educational system was largely ignored, the schools left in a mess and the quality of education has not kept pace with internationally competitive levels. There is no denying that Mr. Walwyn is doing good things for the educational system, but I really dislike his heavy handed ways of getting things done. He has a lot to learn if he plans to be re-elected.

        But if the residents of the first district are not given their slice of the taxpayer's pie, the voters of the first will certainly remember that come 2015. I will not vote for Andrew if he insists upon supporting a race track while continuing to ignore the opinions of voters over the age of 50. If our votes are of no importance to him in the race track matter, then they are of no importance to him at all!

        Politicians looking for support from their constituents do not get to discriminate against us for ANY reason and ageism is a very ugly thing!

        No government gets to discriminate against entire districts for ANY reason either. Andrew is our representative and the NDP had better pay attention to him and the first district or expect to feel the repercussions in the next election. The at large candidates should all keep that in mind!

        Now do you get where I was coming from Mr. To Confucius?
  • ok (27/08/2012, 09:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fahie I am a supporter of the NDP but I understand what you are saying. Most of these guys are now dictators and very evil minded & vendictive. The Protocol in the manner it is signed is a famine in the land.
    • BREAKING NEWS (27/08/2012, 11:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ok......Stop tell lie bur NDP supporter.............DWL!!!!!
      • jack be still (27/08/2012, 15:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Andrew Fahie remains the best hope for our education system and everyone knows that. Myron is a lot of talk no action!!!!
        • BREAKING NEWS (27/08/2012, 16:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Not humpty Dumpty!
        • Stop lying (28/08/2012, 21:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          To say "Myron is a lot of talk and no action", you have got to be crazy. That is not true, and you know it. Whether or not you like Mr. Walwyn or not and regardless of your political choice, everyone knows he's doing his job when it comes to the Ministry of Education.
    • To Confucius again (27/08/2012, 20:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      All you are saying is totally unfactual. Just say you hate the man & done. Plus stop lying, you never voted for him but he doesn't need crooks like you supporting him. He did alot for the district and education and no one, not you nor Myron can erase that, so go blow your ....
    • Me to confcius (27/08/2012, 20:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      STtruuuuupppppsssss...When Fahie put in the lunch programme at ESHS that was something good. When Fahie put in Power School technology so we can log on & see how our children doing in school was something good. I can go on & on. You just hate the man. For one little online poll that Fahie even didn't do himself, among the other twisted unfactual stuff you singing on, you stop voting for him & come on here talking pi--, then it is obvious that you just hate the man. Give Fahie a break for God's sake. He going right back in so back off of a good man. Just say that you love the NDP & done.
  • billyb (27/08/2012, 10:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    yuh lie!! Because Juggy was on ayo side and he couldn't get nothing from ayo for the 5th district. Ayo didn't respect ayo own, so how now you gonna come on here talking bout das how VIP ran their government (respecting each other???) Strrruppes, pleeeeease

  • Fruit Fly (27/08/2012, 11:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    go sit dung! There is work going on in the district. you just vex that you have no control on the issuance of contracts and know when treasury checks are ready for contractors so you could extort your commission. Let the Government of the day do their work.

    • To fruit fly (27/08/2012, 20:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You mixing up Fahie with Myron, Marlon, Mark & Alvera. Lol. Ayo set of one sided criminals. Who you think is the theif ain't. I sick of ayo who hate Fahie so bad.
  • Strupes (27/08/2012, 12:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    someone needs to bell Andrew's cat!
  • One eye roster (27/08/2012, 12:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Leave them alone Mr. Fahie, when there time come they will cry like little children for what they are doing to the 1, 2, 3, and 9 districts. Pot does be on boiling for people and they do not even know it.

    Evil man cannot last as the BVI is a bless place. Just leave them to themselves Fahie god is still the King of Kings…he still give bread
  • gg (27/08/2012, 12:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The VIP never ever did this to the ndp…Myron and they need to learn statesmanship and respect. They need to stop this culture of disrespect. Ands when they give work out in the VIP districts they give them to the loser’s supporters…
  • Leave them Fahie (27/08/2012, 20:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Leave NDP Fahie because they ain't going to respect you or any of the Opposition because they have to give out the jobs so funny man can get his Kick back to pay for the Pub...LOL
  • Lol (27/08/2012, 20:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The NDP need to control ALL the money and the people Fahie because between you and I, I hear Mickey out at the Ports want back their money from the two Ministers whose names begin with M...Keep this between us buddy.
  • Enough (27/08/2012, 20:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Enough Fahie bashing, the man has a point whether we like him or not. Anyone who can say that Fahie has done nothing for the First District and education is a stone bone criminal, liar & a plain out Fahie
  • Listen (27/08/2012, 20:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    People whether you like Fahie or not, he is correct on one thing. The manner in which the Premier signed that Protocol document will bring a famine on the land, our BVI. Wait & sadly to say, we ALL will see. God help us ALL.
  • good (27/08/2012, 21:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fahie I am proud of your efforts and the way you have matured as a person and as a politician. Keep doing your best. My family & I will continue to vote you.
  • ... (28/08/2012, 18:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr. Fahie stated, "He stated that he continues to write Government Ministers on behalf of the people of his designated district, and added that he do so without getting a response of any kind, from most of them." Are you surprised that the members of govt aren't replying? This is what happens to us the people who elect you the representstives all the time. The world is round and all of us should remember that.

    By the way Mr. Fahie also stated, "but the people of the first district also elected me, with God’s grace and guidance, through the democratic process" If you truly were elected by God's grace and guidance what are you stressed about? Leave it in the hands of God. Time will tell.
  • The Eye (28/08/2012, 18:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Andrew, take what you get. Maybe if you had treated your teachers with respect, respect would be returned to you. Karma!
    • nonsense (28/08/2012, 20:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      To the eye... speak for yourself. Fahie was ten times more respectable to us as teachers than any other Minister of Education thus far. You are speaking pure nonsense. Stpo trying to justify wrong just because you hate Fahie.
      • best and worst (29/08/2012, 10:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        i agree it is already agreed Fahie was the best Minister for Education the proof is there for all to see if we will be honest for once as lavity was the best Chief Minister with Dr. Smith and Wilard the worse thus far.
        • JohnLeonard (29/08/2012, 12:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Everyone is saying how much good Mr. Fahie has done in all his years as a Minister of Education; all I am asking is that you give me 3 "good" things that he has done for the teachers, and 3 "good" things he that he did for education in the Territory. That's all I ask. If you can give me that, I will join in with "your" song about Mr. Fahie.
        • Strupes (29/08/2012, 13:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          you good in your head?! how you could compare andrew to lavity? it is like apples and oranges, andrew is nowhere near in his class
  • oh virgin islands (29/08/2012, 15:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    All the paid NDP blogers will not change the fact that Andrew Fahie was a trail blazer and one of the best Minister of Education ever.

    And next election NDP is history.

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