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Have the people lost confidence in the gov’t?

Premier Fahie

Political critic and host of the Cut Deep talkshow Cindy Rosan-Jones said the people of the BVI have lost confidence in the embattled Andrew Fahie-led administration and are not impressed by the public statements and community meetings held across the territory in recent times.

Rosan-Jones said since the announcement of a Commission of Inquiry (COI) to investigate claims of political corruption in the territory, the government’s efforts have been targeted at making itself “look good” in the eyes of the people.

“We’re here now because the Premier gave the Governor (Augustus Jaspert) “the finger”. So to make themselves look good now, they have to plant these stories and they’re foaming at the mouth, the community meetings are extended. But you know that story about the boy who cried wolf? I think nobody wants to hear Andrew [Fahie]. Nobody wants to hear them. People have lost such confidence in this administration at a high level,” Rosan-Jones argued.

Shortly before the COI was announced by outgoing Governor Augustus Jaspert, the government started a series of territory-wide community meetings to inform residents of work the government is doing.

Since the COI’s announcement, Premier Andrew Fahie has given many public utterances about his views on the investigations, his interactions with past Governor Augustus Jaspert and the political scandals he thinks the COI should focus on.

The Fahie-led administration has been in office for just under two years. It has received praises for it’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic but has been bashed by several sections of the society for victimization of public servants and having lack of transparency or accountability.

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  1. Strupes says:

    Cindy is a trouble maker we lost confidence in her when she couldn’t get her campaign slate together around the election time.

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    • @ Strupes says:

      Strupessss. You looking likes. Stick to the question. Have the people lost confidence in the Government?

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    • @strupes says:

      Andrew – are you blogging again?

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    • Simple says:

      This present government as well as the past recent government are as c****ed as the day is long. This is not about UK versus the BVI. It’s about good honest governance for and by the people. Being elected to office is not an invitation to pillage the Treasury with schemes and deceit. Everything an elected official does should be out in the open for all to see. The exception would be external and internal security which is not yet under the auspices of the BVI government. Once good governance without corruption is in place then security can be added. This is everything in a nutshell.

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      • curious says:

        After 20 or so public announcements by the Premier and his acolytes, and a “charm offensive” to bolster his flagging reputation, I was interested to see whether any comment would be made on the elephant in the room – the apparent takeover of the BVI by druglords, with one of the biggest drug hauls involving police officers, with countless others probably undiscovered.
        But still NOTHING from our worshipful leader.
        This raises serious questions about leadership, and possible complicity, and explains the deranged smokescreen of invective against the UK, dutifully parroted by the government toadies and sycophants.

    • Mobi says:

      Where the whistleblower law? If we had that we wouldn’t be in this mess.

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    • Rubber Duck says:

      Have we lost confidence in the government?

      Are you serious?

      No one trusts them at all.

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    • @Strupes says:

      Cindy should pick her battles wisely. She is acting like someone possessed…

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  2. Time to go says:

    The people gave this government a chance. A host of untruths were told to us by their candidates. They were very nasty during the elections. The separation of the NDP helped them to win in my opinion.
    This government has proven themselves to be very incompetent. Mistake after mistake. No plans for anything and almost every decision made has to be reversed because of poor planning. They are a very unt***hful bunch and the Premier is the worst one. They cannot be trusted with the public’s purse. As we have seen money is spent on cronies and their close circle. Their incompetent cronies are on boards. People who have questionable reputations including ex-convicts hold prominent positions in the government operations. And now they brought a COI on the BVI in less than 2 years. The tourism industry is almost gone due to poor management and decision making. The financial services sector is on decline and the COI has stained our name. It is time to say good bye to a government that should not have been there in the first place. A one man government with useless others.

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  3. Doh says:

    Absolutely

    No question about it. A No Confidence vote is needed now.

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    • Jokes says:

      And then what put in a conman? Seem all you forget the nasty democratic parties ways.

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      • Doh says:

        Nope.

        We need the U.K. to govern us. It’s a political and governmental restart that’s needed. We have proven we cannot govern ourselves without inefficiency, corruption, graft, and nepotism. We must have a non biased government that looks to the welfare of the PEOPLE and not to a political party. It’s plainly and painfully obvious. 50 years of malfeasance and inept leadership has brought us to the tipping point of the present.

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        • @Doh says:

          “inefficiency, corruption, graft, and nepotism,” also exist in the UK on all levels of government and the private sector aas well.

          Some are still fooled into believing that the UK people’s are saints. They are not. Far from it. They thief, steal and hate just like all their humn counterparts.

          Where there exist problems within the BVI governance aparatuses, the BVI people should and must be the ones to fix them.

          They are quite capable of doing so. There is no white English savior in uk that can do that for them.

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          • Doh says:

            Wrong.

            U.K. management would show favoritism as belongers due to each other. And we have had 50 years to fix ourselves.

            Time for a change.

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        • White says:

          You’re clearly not of African descent. You will see an all out revolt should you try to return us to modern day slavery. It’s in your blood to oppress blacks. We are not interested in any UK leadership.

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          • Doh says:

            Actually, I am. Thank you for playing the race card though. It proves my earlier points that racism runs rampant through the BVI. Blame the whites, the U.K., the USA – anyone but ourselves.

            And slavery? Really! Shackles, chains, whips and dogs. Wow thanks for that image.

            I’m waiting though for the revolt on this administration. I’m ready to march. How about you? Nah didn’t think so.

            But carry on…

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          • @ White says:

            You are so right, these white bloggers really believe that we are naïve. They really need to stay on BVI News with their crap!

        • The Truth says:

          Spoken like a true Uncle Tom Sambo House Negro.

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        • @ Doh says:

          These white people and Cindy have nothing better to do but blog, now that the tourist industry is at a low.

  4. Aspersions or aspiration says:

    Here is someone exercising her right to disagree with the leader of government, however misguided.

    So you aspire to be the next political figure to move the country ahead by casting endless aspersions on the duly elected government?

    Cut deep? Verbal abusive and unbecoming of any employee of the state! And that’s why you can’t represent out TB product!

    If cut deep wants to fill the shoes of the elected leader then tell us the solutions or try stop the laceration.

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  5. Voters says:

    Vip going right back in office take that to the bank

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  6. Facts says:

    A totally waste of time. A bunch of imposters with no intellectual ability.

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  7. Fed up says:

    These guys have caused more problems for the business community than what the virus has caused. Every business policy makes it harder for businesses to survive. The minister of labour doesn’t have a clue.

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    • @Fed up says:

      Well then, take up your businesses and head home. You act as if your government is striving through this world-wide economic crisis!

  8. Fahie is an i***t says:

    Of course the ppl lost confidence of the vip government the are doing nonsense
    Sick and tired of seeing this u*** man face in the news everyday
    Get the h**l out of government

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    • AGREED says:

      GET TO STEPPING ALREADY MAN!!!! DON’T CARE TO HEAR ANYTHING THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS SAYING. THIS IS THE PEOPLE BEING TRANSPARENT, WE LOST CONFIDENCE IN YOU GUYS, WE DON’T TRUST YOU GUYS. WHAT YOU GUYS PAST AND PRESENT DID TO THE PEOPLE IS UNFORGIVING.WE THE PEOPLE NEED A BREAK FROM YOU GUYS SO WE CAN BREATHE AGAIN.

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  9. BVI islander says:

    I agree with Cindy here.

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  10. Really says:

    This woman is part of the problem. Very s***ish, and v***+++ive. Obviously not needed to be in the public sector.

    Many people had respectful suggestions for improvement as members of the private sector and were never under any fear of victimization.

    Many in the public sector know they are not allowed to take part in public protest must less threatening to storm official proceedings.

    In a democracy that is disrespectful to all of us.

    An employee of government concerning tourism and seemingly never a positive word for the territory to fulfill her role.

    Be careful cutting deep with a double edged blade.

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  11. It's Sad What We have Come To. says:

    When you are told you are running to full your pockets with tax payer money because those before you did the same thing, and then you win, the people voted you in, it is very, very hard to have confidence in someone or a government where such an individual are in high position of leadership.

    Can only imagine what they doing in there on the daily.

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  12. tiz now says:

    LONG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. WTF says:

    YYYYYEEEEESSSSS!!!!! S.O.S.

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  14. Long Time says:

    We need elected officials who have no issue with accountability. Not just the fancy words but accountable to the people. For too long elected officials take the electorate for granted. We must demand good governance.

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  15. Fresh Blood says:

    Whilst she is correct to a point, her way is not the way forward either. Confrontational politics and personalities is not what is needed to move the Territory forward.

    We need reconciliation, good governance and honesty. Who are the future leaders of the Territory? I am not talking about the “youth”, I am talking about leaders who will put country before self!

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  16. BVIslander says:

    I have lived here continuously for the last 30 years and I can’t remember an elected govt that has been this despised by the people. I think it is not safe to say that electing this bunch was clearly a mistake.

    I do not think that we should waste too much time fussing about this group, from around end of July 2021 they will likely be off battling their own court cases for whatever crimes they may have committed.

    We should concentrate on how we are going to fix the horrible mess that the 2 year Fahie-led administration has left our country in, and finding people that have already proven that they are HONEST and COMPETENT COURAGEOUS going forward.
    Personally I don’t think any of this group should be re-elected, even if they didn’t steal or whatever, they clearly lack courage and good judgment. You cannot be a good leader if you lack the courage to speak against what is wrong.

    ALL THAT IS NECESSARY FOR EVIL TO PREVAIL IS FOR GOOD MEN TO STAND SILENT.

    And unfortunately for us evil has prevailed in BVI!

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    • Truth says:

      Well said . Well said

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    • @BVIslander says:

      1 MILLION PERCENT CORRECT. SEEMS TO ME THE CABINET IS AFRAID TO STAND UP AND SPEAK UP ABOUT WHAT IS WRONG OR THEY ARE GIVEN PERMISSION WHEN TO SPEAK OR WHAT TO SAY. AND I AGREE, THEY SHOULD NOT BE RE ELECTED. I AM NOT FUSSING OR WORRYING ABOUT ANYTHING BECAUSE LIKE YOU STATED, COME JULY, THE VOLCANO IS GOING TO ERUPT. EVIL HAS INDEED PREVAILED IN THE BVI.

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    • @BVIslander says:

      Will then, unless you have issued a national survey to back up your opinions, I would say, if you don’t like the way my government is running my county, you can live the next 30+ years somewhere else. If you wish to see protect in the streets, keep messing with our leaders! Independence will come, like it or not!

  17. Janet says:

    Who wants Cindy for Premier hit like?

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  18. The Truth says:

    LOL yall can follow this lu **tic Cindy if you want to.

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  19. Bertrum says:

    Who thinks Cindy behavior is fit for public office and dealing with people hit like.

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  20. Unfortunate says:

    This is such an unfortunate situation. We will not find competent people to run for government. Anyone with a grain of commonsense would stay far, far away from anything to do with government and politics. Such a sad situation because this territory has great potential.

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    • I WOULD SAT says:

      TO ALL OF YOU THAT WAS RUNNING FOR ANY TYPE OF POLITICAL POSITION AND YOU DID NOT GET ELECTED, TAKE IT AS A BLESSING, EVERY DISAPPOINTMENT IS A BLESSING, IT WAS SAVING YOU FROM SOMETHING. THE WHOLE POLITICAL SYSTEM IN THE BVI IS IN SHAMBLES AND UNDER A GIANT MICROSCOPE AND YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN SNAP DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCANDAL AND EMBARRASSMENT. POLITICIANS IS WALKING AROUND ON CRACKED EGG SHELLS QUIETLY RUNNING SCARED ON THE INSIDE AND THAT IS NOT A GOOD FEELING. MANY OF THEM IS LOOSING A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP.

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      • Part 1 says:

        You are partly correct. The fact is they who were not elected are still on the Boards and in top paying jobs. Look at Airport for eg. LHS who lost in the 4th is now a Deputy MD, RH who once run with the VIP is top notch in charge of compliance, KF who was once Speaker for the VIP is a Deputy and PL and all the other top supporting campaign team and cronies are on the Board. Not to forget the top two Security persons at the Airport… they are direct supporters of the VIP coming straight off the campaign trail. All I ask is please Andrew …please…. Don’t be soo transparent. Part 2 coming soon

  21. SMI says:

    Just like Trump in every way

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  22. @ Bertrum says:

    How did Cindy get in this mix? I swear you trying to start something.

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  23. Sue says:

    This is not about CINDY SO KINDLY STICK TO THE SUBJECT AT HAND. SO YOU KNOW, I SUE IS TEAM CINDY. OK, YES THE PEOPLE HAVE LOST CONFIDENCE IN THIS GOVERNMENT. DID YOU GUYS NOT GET THE MEMORANDUM? WE THE PEOPLE DON’T WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS ADMINISTRATION. WE THE PEOPLE WANT A BRAND NÉW ADMINISTRATION AND WISH YOU GUYS WOULD KINDLY STEP DOWN FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE. THE PEOPLE DON’T TRUST YOU GUYS.

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  24. An answer to the question... says:

    In answer to the question posed in the headline: “Have the people lost confidence in the gov’t?”
    YES! Since June, 2020, my confidence has been waning. My 1st District votes will go elsewhere.

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  25. Kitchen Table Group Panel says:

    We the panel is in favor of and supports Cindy 100%. Cindy will be a excellent leader in whatever capacity role in Government she is in if she chooses to do so. We need more people in Government like Cindy. We need Transparency and someone that truly cares about the people.

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  26. My Vote Is says:

    Yes, I have lost confidence in this VIP Government. Actually I had no confidence in them in the first place. Was just hoping they would prove me wrong.

    The whole set of them have to go. No vision and certainly none of them have the gonads to stand up to their leader when he’s wrong or off track. Zero Confidence in the Whole Bunch!

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  27. Yes says:

    I hear a lot of people saying this, it is time to dissolve the house and go to the people. If they get back in it will dispel the rumors and they will have the mandate to govern, if they dont get back we will know the rumors were true.

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  28. @ Kitchen Table Group Panel says:

    Who and Cindy on this panel? because that Cindy narrative you trying to push – Na… we will pass

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  29. Lost it says:

    Totally lost confidence in this administration and mostly Fahie. Not worthy of calling him Honorable Premier. He has forsaken us. But he is not God as he tries to portray. So we will not be forsaken by him. Too late to try to mend your wounds now. You Fahie will pay!

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  30. Simple Answer says:

    Yes

  31. Hmm says:

    They implemented all sorts of new fees just to renew a work permit yet the cannot reduce the fees for 2020.

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