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‘NDP left over $20M in lawsuits behind!’- Premier tells Opposition Leader

-After Hon Penn boasted that NDP negotiated a $65M CDB loan in use by VIP Gov't
Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister for Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has reminded Opposition Leader Hon. Marlon A. Penn (R8) that the former National Democratic Party (NDP) left millions in lawsuits behind when they were ousted from office in 2019. Photo: VINO/File/GIS
The Opposition Leader on December 15, 2021, has boasted that the NDP government were the ones who negotiated a $65 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in use by the Fahie administration. Photo: Facebook/File
The Opposition Leader on December 15, 2021, has boasted that the NDP government were the ones who negotiated a $65 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in use by the Fahie administration. Photo: Facebook/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister for Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has reminded Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) that the former National Democratic Party (NDP) left millions in lawsuits behind when they were ousted from office in 2019.

This came after Hon Penn during his presentation on the budget debate on December 15, 2021, boasted that the NDP government were the ones who negotiated a $65 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in use by the Fahie administration.

This he said was being used by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government through the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) to do major projects around the territory. These projects include road repairs and expansion, construction of reservoirs, and repairs to the infrastructure.

Responding to the Opposition Leader, Hon Fahie fired back and reminded Hon Penn that the VIP Government also inherited lawsuits.

“Mr Speaker we are not those who come to the budget debate and only want to remember the good parts that they have brought forward like the $65million loan, but do not remember the many lawsuits they left behind for us to pay totaling over $20 million.”

Stop listening to negative talk - Hon Fahie to VI

Premier said his administration ‘brings the balance” and he encouraged VI residents to “stop listening to the many doom and gloom stories.”

“It is very easy to gravitate towards negativity and aspersions on people’s character; it’s easy, you just get up and say what you heard or what somebody tells you, but it is more difficult to prepare people for the future and to stay positive at all times.”

“Mr Speaker that is why sometimes, some in the Opposition phrase it that when I speak, I speak to try to mamaguyed as we say in our villages or try to get by with our people. It is not a matter of that Mr Speaker it is a matter that we all have 24 hours in a day and words have power,” he said.

The Premier noted that no matter how bad a situation is, legislators must always give encouraging words to the people of the territory.

“Keep moving forward to make things better and stop concentrating on the areas that make us bitter,” he further added.

 

 

26 Responses to “‘NDP left over $20M in lawsuits behind!’- Premier tells Opposition Leader”

  • aaahhh tit4tat (20/12/2021, 11:43) Like (37) Dislike (2) Reply
    Sheer childishness!
  • Really (20/12/2021, 11:49) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply

    Smh, we still on these type of things?

  • My only comment (20/12/2021, 12:08) Like (22) Dislike (2) Reply
    They always say, no matter how old a man is, he is still a child in a grown man’s body. Analyze this comment however you please.
  • ... (20/12/2021, 12:09) Like (40) Dislike (41) Reply
    this should hold Hon penn
  • lol (20/12/2021, 12:29) Like (39) Dislike (7) Reply
    How much did VIP leave in 2011?

    Stop with this petty foolishness. We aren't dumb
  • News Flash (20/12/2021, 12:46) Like (38) Dislike (2) Reply
    News Flash: Both governments have been lousy for the people of this territory. But keep up the childish name calling
  • SAY-SAY (20/12/2021, 12:54) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    WITH ALL THE SAY -SAY THAT IS COMING TO THE AIR WAYS , I'LL LIKE TO ASK , WHAT IS THE BALLANCE ON THESE LAWSUITS , HOW MANY PAYMENTS HAS BEEN MADE SINCE THIS GVT... IS IN OFFICE . ??
  • @News Flash (20/12/2021, 13:48) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Thank you kindly for your TRANSPARENT AND INFORMATIVE COMMENT. The constant name calling and blaming is for teenagers who don’t know any better. The constant VIP did this and NDP did this is getting tired already. IF VIP LEAP OVER A CLIFF TO THEIR DEATH, IS NDP GOING TO LEAP OVER A CLIFF TO THEIR DEATH AS WELL? COME ON GUYS, HOW OLD ARE YOU? TIME TO STOP THE BS ALREADY AND FOCUS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF BUILDING A BETTER COUNTRY. VIP, NDP, SHAME ON EVERYONE OF YOU.
  • PLEASEEEEEEE, CITIZEN (20/12/2021, 13:58) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    You all need to leave us alone with the testosterone man war that is going on between each other so that we can enjoy our Christmas Holidays in peace. I totally agree, no matter how old a man is, he is still a little boy in a grown man’s body.
  • Keep telling y’all (20/12/2021, 14:08) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
    We need a Woman in the driver’s seat to steer the Country in the right direction. Women is born leaders and fixers, they were born with that DNA. When the men go home crying about what should I do or how do I fix this, isn’t the woman the one that fix it? Enough said.
    • @keep telling y’all (20/12/2021, 21:16) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      I can attest to that. They come home, sit at the end of the bed, pouring the water works, what should I doooo. tell me how I should correct this, what should I doooo? Like you said, Enough said.
  • lmao (20/12/2021, 16:02) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    Everyday, he did this, he did that,VIP, did this, NDP did this.bunch of little boys fighting for a pat on the head. OHHH YOU DID GOODDDDD. Cut the nonsense already. They all need to sit in the corner in the time out chair until they learn how to behave.
  • Just…. (20/12/2021, 16:19) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    I’m Anti Politics just like I’m Anti Marriage. To many problems.
  • Sam (20/12/2021, 16:27) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    can we have women form an alternative political party:
    • @Sam (20/12/2021, 17:55) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      WE MOST CERTAINLY CAN.
      • Sam (20/12/2021, 21:20) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        try do something because there is need for change politically and some feel females could be the alternative

        while growing up vi people were the boat builders; fish pot makers; sailers; farmers; boat captains fishermen, home builders

        governments back then made sure roads were developed so our people were able to move from village to village...looked out for the development of people & country

        fast forward to 2021
        what went wrong
  • WTF (20/12/2021, 16:53) Like (4) Dislike (19) Reply
    I am so happy the Premier set the record straight
  • childish (20/12/2021, 18:53) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    My God have mercy on us. Please grow up. A leader should be a mature person. This tit for tat is so childish.
  • true tolian (20/12/2021, 20:17) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Since Hon Fahie made that comments we need
    to see them.Put them out so the people can
    see.You do not blame someone without
    proof.Dont just run your mouth because you
    can.As a BVIslander in the united states for such a small country we have become worse
    that the united states , thats why their covid
    deaths were so high.I am now talking to you
    all politicians stop the bickering and trying to fool and decieve the people for political gain and come togher for the good of the bvi.
    • agreed (21/12/2021, 06:26) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      From the outside looking in, for such a small Country, the BVI IS INDEED LOOKING AND BECOMING WORSE THAN THE UNITED STATES. They talk about the UNITED STATES WICKED WAYS BUT THEY ARE JUST AS WICKED.
  • POLITICAL FEUD (20/12/2021, 21:02) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    HERE WE GO AGAIN , ELECTION SOON COME , SO ( . DEM BOYZ ) START TO PRACTICE HOW TO THROW MUD AGAIN
  • Observer (20/12/2021, 21:34) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Marlon that's a low blow. Please stay down for the count.
    We will give VIP another term so we can get the extension of the runway.
    Let's be fair to the present government.
    They have done more development in their short time at the control than what we got form the NDP is their last 8 years.
  • musa (20/12/2021, 22:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Merry Christmas we all need to enjoy the moment with each others as human beings
  • We need change (21/12/2021, 06:42) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is time Women is given a chance to run the Country. Anywhere outside the BVI Women is doing a wonderful job in leadership roles. It is time for change, the Country will move forward. Stop holding back the Women from leadership roles in the BVI. They are laughing at us on the outside. stop holding the Women back. This comment is from a male.
  • all i see (21/12/2021, 10:08) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Is a typical male fight for ALPHA POSITION and dominance just like their relatives the un spaded bull dogs and ram goats in the pack.


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