While encouraging residents to remain hopeful despite the hurricanes, Leader of Opposition Andrew Fahie has promised to restore what he described as ‘good governance’ to the British Virgin Islands.
Fahie, who was delivering his Christmas address to the territory, said: “I pledge to work tirelessly to bring solutions and to restore accountability, transparency, and good governance back into the daily affairs of government because that is the only way in 2018 we as a people will shift from just merely surviving to one where we are thriving.”
As for residents who suffered loss during the September hurricanes, Fahie urged them not to be discouraged.
He further said he believed that the territory’s best days are ahead.
“Our best days in these beautiful Virgin Islands are not our yesterdays but rather our tomorrows. Job in the Bible faced many challenges but because he never wavered in his faith in God, his story ended with the words: ‘His latter was greater than his former’. In 2018 once we as a people stay within the will of God I can assure you that despite our challenges our story will be assured the same ending as that of Job’s,” Fahie said.
The Opposition Leader continued: “Let us take this holiday season and 2018 to strengthen relationships. Life is short and more than ever before we have been reminded that we need each other in order to survive… Happy holidays and may God richly bless this Territory and may we forever cherish its rich legacy!”
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