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Hundreds join VIP in the last 4 months — Fahie

As the next general election in the British Virgin Islands draws nearer, hundreds are said to be flocking to join the Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

Speaking Wednesday on a VIP radio programme, Opposition Leader Andrew Fahie gave the following statistics of his party.

“I think that our record shows that in the last four months, we have about 300 persons who have actually registered and paid their $60 [fee to join the party],” he said.

The Opposition Leader also claimed his party now comprises a number of ‘vibrant minds’. “You feel very refreshed and revived to be part of the VIP. So I am already excited,” he said.

VIP plans on tapping into the marine resource

Speaking about the VIP’s political manifesto, Fahie said the party will be focusing heavily on the territory’s marine resource.

He said the BVI, like all other countries, must capitalize on its resources.

“Our gold mine right now is our sea – so our marine industry is what is going to help us with our land-based tourism industry.”

“We have to ensure that we invest in them,” he reasoned.

Fahie, who is also the representative for the First Electoral District – a district known to have communities highly involved in fishing and agriculture – said a number of his young constituents are being groomed to become certified boat captains.

Wheatley calls on others to join VIP

Meanwhile, political aspirant Dr Natalio ‘Sowande Uhuru’ Wheatley was also on the VIP radio show last evening when he urged even more persons to join the party.

The BVI is constitutionally due back at the polls in the summer of 2019. However, some political observers believe the date could be much sooner.

The VIP already has begun preparations and recently announced a partial list of candidates who will be contesting at the polls under the party’s banner.

The governing National Democratic Party (NDP) is yet to officially announce any of its candidates. But Chairman-elect of the NDP Myron Walwyn has been named as the man who will be leading the party into the next general election.

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  1. vip heckler says:

    I don’t think that the VIP is the answer to our current problems because they themselves is part of the problem…We need a new party that we can trust…The NDP/VIP is a political coin that is dirty on both sides.

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    • Oh please says:

      Your one negative comment will not stop the VIP from being the next Government.

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    • @vip heckler says:

      Just admit that after 8yrs your ndp has disappointed you and left you so wounded that you want to also blame VIP for your ndp failure. Just get over it. VIP is the way to go and the majority will see it that way.

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    • @VIP Heckler says:

      You always criticizing and have no solutions. Sick and tired of you. Why don’t you go and form a party and run in all the districts and four at large by yourself

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    • Bvi says:

      And a lot of people’s name you hear calling fit the new parties CANNOT be trusted. They are trying to get their hand in the cookie jar too. Can’t even organize s small event much less fun a country. You will hear

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    • VILander says:

      Just a question, which ones of the current VIP team did the things that you’re referring to?

      Seems to me the VIP is the new party we were waiting on, unless Fraser comes with some new names and a good team.

      I want a new gov but I want an opposition too so me just asking

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      • Concerned says:

        The $ 570.000 After school program comes to mind and the Honorable Andrew Fahie is right in the front with that one. And Fraser give me a break!!!!

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  2. something rotten in denmark says:

    Them member from the 3rd came out from among them because he knows something that we don’t.

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    • To something rotten in denmark says:

      I don’t know what is rotten in denmark but what I do know is who was rotten in the VIP is now gone and now they are doing much better and growing stronger.

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      • 3D massive says:

        History has shown that the VIP has never formed a government without district 3, no wonder they’re always begging for Fraser’s return

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        • To 3D massive says:

          History is something that is made so watch the VIP make history by forming the next government with or without the 3rd District.

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  3. forcast says:

    Chances are that the virgin islands party (MIGHT) pick up 3 extra seats.

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  4. mix them up says:

    WHAT WE NEED IS A COALTION GOVERNMENT LIKE ST.KITTS

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    • @mix them up says:

      We presently have a coalition government now with the NDP so we will try a United government next time in the VIP.

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  5. not nice says:

    Foy think we forget ???????? I will google his name and see what comes up

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    • To not nice says:

      That NDP evil plan years ago didn’t work and we are now clear that it was false. So VIP ALL THE WAY!!!

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    • @not nice says:

      You need to google your name and your mother’s name while you are at it.

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    • @not nice says:

      Do you think that BS about googling Fahie’s name will work this time around, then you take us the voters for ‘moomoo’. We will google ‘the most corrupt government and ‘NDP’ will show up just like when we google ‘idiot’ and Trump’s name and pics show up. They also need to add your name along with Trump’s.

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    • In Addition says:

      Look around his district to see if you can locate anything he has done for the district. The young men whom he gave moneys forfavours are vagrants littering the district . The government homes he built for chosen supporters are eyesores typical of the do nothing handouts. The properties he allowed and enabled to be built with illegal reclamation are ramshackled and causing floods and other environmental issues.

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      • @In Addition says:

        Those are your make up list out of hatred & lies but Let me give you a real list: The many young people that he saved through his after school home work/study programme; the many young people that couldn’t afford college/university but because of him got the opportunity to better themselves and their families; the many programmes to take care of the seniors; the nightly bus transportation from HLSCC to the first district…I will stop there for now.

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  6. Facts says:

    You have more coming to join your party very soon.its the party with some wrongs but not as much as the ndp. Look what that party with so much doctors and lawyer’s do with this little country and no one is held accountable only irmaria and flood. I am not from here but ah making sure all me pickney them that barn heh voting for vip. Not even the present ndp members voting and supporting there own members.look at the numbers leaving the party so the bald head and the smiling one from east can be the opposition party.lol

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  7. Laughing says:

    Tapping into the sea, where are the details? Do they really think people are that dumb? What on earth are these guys talking about? I have a headache.

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  8. BVI says:

    I will keep my eyes on the member for the 3rd and his new party. I think Fahie has too much tricks up his sleeve to run this country. And anyone who knows him personally knows he is a fox.

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    • @BVI says:

      I’ll take my chance with the ‘fox’ before Fr— and the NDP any day.

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    • To BVI says:

      Give us a break. Anyone who knows Fahie personally and professionally knows that you are lying. Fahie will make one of the best leaders that we have ever seen in the BVI.

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      • @BVI says:

        Obviously you do not know Fahie personally because those of us that do know him know that you are talking out of hatred and just trying to destroy him out of hatred. Fahie is a good man and will make an awesome Premier.

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  9. My take says:

    I will be voting VIP ALL THE WAY this election.

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  10. Clearly says:

    Clearly the VIP is on the rebound and my entire family will be supporting them.

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  11. Excited! says:

    VIP sounding good! Sign me up!

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  12. FIRST DISTRICT says:

    Our man on a mission is a “doer”. We in the first district know this for years and now the entire Territory will also get to see and know this. FORWARD ever backwards never.

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    • Proud BVIslander says:

      Please enlighten us and tell us what he did for your district, First District. He has had many, many, many terms. Tell us. We are waiting. And while you are at it, tell us what he will do for our country if and when he becomes Premier. What are his plans? We are in shambles thanks to natural disasters as well as other things. How will be bring us up out of the ashes? He is not telling us. Maybe he told you. You see it is easy to criticize and find fault with what is right in front of your face. Making plans to proper a country, however, takes serious thought, planning, the ability to see where we need to go into the future and independent mindedness. But when you always have people in your ear and parroting the same old nonsense all the time, well speaking for me, I tend to believe the plans are not there. What we will see is more handouts and the gravy train back on the street. Now we have blogs, so things will be out there for all to see quickly. So sit and make plans before you sing praises because after a win you have to move.

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      • To proud BVI Islander says:

        Plenty lies about Fahie you have post. Obviously you have done no research and you are just a hater. If there’s one district representative that works is Fahie. For sure he doesn’t give handouts. His leadership showed even greater after the hurricanes in 2017. So start talking truth and stop talking out of hatred.

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  13. NDP former supporter says:

    Fahie is a good man and a good leader. He was my former teacher and he was AWESOME from back then. Only because of him is why I am now switching from the NDP and supporting the VIP. He’s real people.

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  14. Respect says:

    We as Virgin Islands people doesn’t like to give credit where credit is due. Fahie has done a marvellous job rebuilding the vip.

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    • @Respect says:

      These are Bald Head’s supporters who know that Fahie will be the next Premier. Bald Head supporters have no respect for anyone.

      Fahie and the VIP team all the way, in One Direction, FORWARD!!!!!

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  15. Here Here says:

    Well sah!! You could tell when NDP supporters running scared. All they know to say is google Fahie. Fahie is better than all of you. Google his name after the next election and the Premier of the Virgin Islands will be their. We voting Fahie and his entire team to the next HOA.

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  16. lol says:

    VIP certainly looking more promising now, good thing Fraser gone and getting more support. The esteemed one could do them damage, ditch him, keep coming with bright new minds

  17. Yesss says:

    People wondering what — has done for the district in all these years and with the millions alloted for that purposevening. I will attest that there were homes built for some of h– supporters. I can also attest to the fact that the news headlines about ascertains that a neihbour of — built an illegal drug enterprise was and flourished to become internationally renowned.

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    • To Yesss says:

      Thank God that the majority of the people in the first district have sense enough to know that your are talking foolishness.

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      • ? says:

        Neighbour of his building renowned international drug enterprise is world news. No lie. For twelve plus years neighbor building and operating in the open with no fear of restrictions. Neighbor was protected and then NDP came in. That is when the brown stuff hit the fan. No lies. The current dealers in the same neighborhood are also on the move and nuttin the ef can do for hr fraid thatthey will talk. They in control. NOT he.

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  18. Massive says:

    The major marine tourism area in the first district is Sopers Hole and the WE Ferry dock. Nuff said.

  19. To VIP says:

    Don’t mind the noise. There are more of us with the VIP this time than who is against.

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  20. @Proud BVislander says:

    Firstly, many of the guys living in district 1 and playing baskteball were the ones who encouraged Fahie to enter into politics as he was always a “people person”, caring and genuine. Fahie also assisted many of us in attending (out of pocket money) attend HLSCC in the 90’s and never asked for a dime in return. In addition, he ensure that we got back home to district 1 safely at night. Many person don’t know that because the honourable minister never publish such things in the newspaper or broadcast it via television or radio.

    Hate Fahie or love him, he will make a great premier and the Virgin Islands should be proud to have such a dedicated servant.

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  21. EastMan says:

    Have a watchful eye, trogens are being planted. Over and out.

  22. Interested says:

    For who live to see it,make Andrew Premier with the set of green hands he has presented so far and you will see w—– than what you see with.NDP

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