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Using BVI-NPI to rescue us from non-functional insurers

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January 10th, 2018 | Tags: NHI NPI Insurance Alred C. Frett Hurricanes
Alred C. Frett. Photo: VINO
Alred C. Frett

Crawling or Stepping into the New Year:

A brand-new year but the old wounds linger - With no New Year Fireworks in the Road Harbour, our National Hero, Noel Lloyd, lying broken and prostrate in a desolate and powerless Park and so many signs that our People still need all the help they can get, it is a glimmer of positivity to be told that some of the Easements we said would aid in the recovery of our Territory have finally been granted.

If true, this is a good step in the right direction and the efforts of Government would be appreciated… At the same time, with Hurricane Season merely six months away we should not lose sight of harsh realities we are still experiencing and although the Righteous claim these Hurricanes were sent by God to whip, warn and change us from Bad to Good, this is proving less and less likely with each passing day.

Hurricanes are really high Winds and Rain and as mother said; ‘If wind don’t blow you won’t see Fowl Petticoat which should always be clean in case of Emergency’… Please ask them not to invite more storms for instead of kindness, help and compassion we see a heightened degree of Evil, Greed and even Stupidity that fails to reason that we are all in this together and your failure becomes my failure.

Pretending to Help but abusing the Helpless:

These Winds exposed a magnitude of wickedness that pervades race, nationality, creed and gender – Black and White, Local and Foreign, Christian and Jew, He-devil and She-devil, Everyone and Anyone, some were always bad and some who changed seem anxious to harm rather than help - Contractors grab more jobs than they can handle; effectively tying up your progress of recovery and jacking up the cost.

The uninsured cower in despair as they see no way forward and Persons surviving from Paycheck to Paycheck are buried in dismay as Jobs are lost … After 4 months, many of those insured still have not received their Insurance Monies and are forced to endure repetitious excuses of delays and the frustration of being cheated out of Funds they feel entitled to base on the premiums they paid.

At the same time, counter claims are that some have received their Insurance Monies but pretend not to so they can use this to indulge in personal gratification or embark on different Projects rather for than the intended use… Meanwhile, tenants are victimised when Landlords become Social Vampires and use this tragedy to overcharge, abuse and terrorise tenants they feel have nowhere else to go.

Just like in Slavery, the Rich and Powerful are bent on conditioning us into accepting excuses for abuses and they hope we will never reason that every problem has its solution and oppression only succeeds when we fail to realise we deserve better… I am no different from you except that I refuse to subscribe to a hopeless and helpless mentality and totally believe our direction must be forward and not backward.

Why Fight when we can Rescue?

These storms have created a new and crucial beginning where no living Person ever saw the VI in greater need of solutions as our People lose hope and even die from the effects… Lack of leadership has been exposed and faith in Insurance Companies destroyed so, rather than penalise a suffering People, Government should be ensuring that Insurance Carriers and Landlords meet their obligations.

We know this is possible because Greed is self-made and while it is no secret that I conceptualised NHI and they altered it, we have still seen it survive in this time of need… Subsequently, I am again proposing another solution that can help BVI Property Holders with a quick, practical, affordable and reliable Insurance System that can provide rapid response disaster coverage for all our Structures.

This ‘BVI National Property Insurance’ (NPI) can be financed by reasonably adjusting existing Property Taxes to a prepaid status and structured level capable of providing Insurance coverage for all our Buildings… As a high-volume purchaser, Government will have leverage and access to International Re-Insurers thereby securing affordable comprehensive Insurance for VI Homes and Businesses.

Yes, we are still traumatised but such Disasters are few and far between so in addition to providing coverage for speedy recovery in the event of catastrophes, proper management can develop this System into a reliable Source of local Funds to be borrowed against for Socially beneficial Projects…

All required is for our Leaders to stop fighting long enough to see the solution in this BVI-NPI vision.

PS: I will continue addressing some of your Questions & Comments on Live BVP Radio Programmes

8 Responses to “Using BVI-NPI to rescue us from non-functional insurers”

  • vex (10/01/2018, 10:39) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Food for thought
  • Tatar (10/01/2018, 11:11) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    This man speaking good but that son of his is something else
  • PPT (10/01/2018, 14:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    They all speak good and seem to know and have all the answers until they see the money..
  • ------------------ (10/01/2018, 21:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    good read but Where does the buck stops?
    This same practice seem to be used in our crime fighting strategy where no one is held accountable ! NDP must go
  • E. Leonard (11/01/2018, 00:05) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Alred, great read. Just a few short comments on hurricanes and insurance. In addition to hurricanes producing wind and rain, add storm surges. Storm surge is a growing threat to life and property resulting from hurricanes. US National Hurricane Center started providing storm surge updates.

    Insurance is a pooling of resources by insureds to cover damages caused by insured perils, ie, fire, wind, floor.....etc. Typically, the larger the number of insureds in the pool the lower the premiums. Insurance in the VI is challenging due to the small population. To increase the number of insureds in the pool, recommend joining forces with other regional sister countries to a create larger pool(s). This should lower individual premiums and provide insurance companies with more resources to payout claims.

    Nonetheless, local insurance companies need to settle filed claims quickly so that insureds can start repairing or rebuilding property. If insureds are under insured, pay them the claim due for covered partial losses, stopping the run around. Moreover, government needs to put insurance policies in place soonest to protect consumers. Training opportunities on property insurance basics need to be provided for consumers.
    • RealPol (12/01/2018, 16:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Real talk, real habla. Hope insurance companies are paying attention. Payout the fetching legitimate claims. The delay is putting insureds through another tragedy; they have had enough with Irmaria. Why put them through another catastrophe? This is inhmane treatment. Government is failing to protect consumers. Premier, olde talk is not good enough for insurance companies; they not paying you any attention, for there is not any consequences. Legislation with teeth is needed.
  • wize up (12/01/2018, 09:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I will be nice if he had the time to run for political: but has is medical facilities to manage; so Mr fret still contribute to his territory in very good way

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