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Leaked AG report: Major questions about fruitless $500K spend in Fahie-led programme

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff

The Virgin Islands Neighbourhood Partnership Project (VINPP) designed and introduced by former Education Minister Andrew Fahie back in 2008 yielded virtually no results, despite his ministry paying more than half-million in fees to consultancy firm Claude Ottley Consulting Limited over the course of several months.

This was the conclusion of an official report that has been leaked to local media after years of being withheld from the public. The report also cited a number of “questionable” expenses paid under the project.

The report — which bore the official seal of the Office of the Auditor General but did not have a date — said the consultancy firm was contracted to coordinate and mobilize churches, schools, other organisations and community groups (participating centres) to provide assistance and guidance to some of the most fragile and volatile youths across the British Virgin Islands.

Lacking and non-existent

But at the end of the programme which ran from 2009 to 2010 under a Virgin Islands Party administration, the ministry paid out a total of $571,800 over several instalments without any real work being done.

The report said: “The information received [while conducting the audit] indicates that performance was either non-existent or lacking in a number of areas stipulated under the contract”.

Although the consultancy firm was paid to coordinate the programme on Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Anegada, the report said the programme was executed in limited sessions on Tortola. Participating centres on Virgin Gorda said representatives of Claude Ottley Consulting — which was supposed to coordinate the programme — only visited their location once.

“The visit spurned some displeasure with the church leaders because it was felt that the consultant and VINPP had not delivered on their promises and were now seeking to take credit for the work that had been done,” the report said.

It continued: “There is no evidence that the programme commenced on Anegada.”

According to the report, a sub-contract totalling $19,000 was issued to a company called Godfolks Media Group to assist with coordination on the three aforesaid islands. The monies were paid in instalments over several months to that company, the report said.

“Although regular payments were made for field coordination, the information received indicate that there was insufficient follow-up with the few participating centres,” the report further said.

Misleading money management?

The programme also was to provide participating churches and centres with a monetary grant of $5,000 to help “defray costs and to ensure that they were properly equipped to carry out the programme”. However, the report said the programme “overstated” the grants that were offered.

“The grant that was promised to them fell short of $4,000,” the report said. The report concluded that, overall, the grants that programme coordinators claimed was offered to participating centres were overstated by a commanding $27,000.

But that figure is not the only financial discrepancies the Auditor General noted. Programme coordinators said part of their expenses in executing the programme included travel/airfare and car rentals costs that totalled $19,062.60.

The report, however, said: “There was no information or reports with respect to the extensive travel undertaken on how this related to the development of the programme.”

Thousands spent on non-existent computers

The programme and its coordinators had also claimed that $34,000 was spent on purchasing computer supplies for 17 of the participating centres. But, the audit reveals that there is “no evidence that the allocated computers were purchased and supplied to the participating centres … The New Life Baptist Centre (one of the participating churches) did report receiving two refurbished computers; one of which had stopped working”.

These and other expenses which the Auditor General described as “questionable” were listed in the report. When contacted about the 17-page document on Monday, Auditor General Sonia Webster said the report BVI News described to her was drafted several years ago and was not done for public consumption. She declined to comment further.

Meanwhile, news of this report on the Andrew Fahie-led programme comes on the heels of his party accusing incumbent Education Minister Myron Walwyn of financial mismanagement in relation to the controversial Elmore Stoutt High School perimeter wall project.

A similar audit on the wall project has been handed over to police to ascertain whether wrongdoing was at play in that Walwyn-led project.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow, wow, wooowww!!!!

    It does not get clearer than that.

    VIP voters, you had better rethink your votes. Your country needs you to.

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    • Call Me Ishmael says:

      This report was leaked illegally. There needs to be an investigation into this. Those responsible should be prosecuted. No stone should be left unturned.

      Meanwhile, the people are still waiting for the official audit to be released through legal means regarding the BVI Airways and the Pier. The people are also still waiting to see the results of the Police Investigation into Walwyn’s Wall.

      All of this won’t be necessary in the future if we have proper whistleblower laws in place to catch the bad guys. We need more legal transparency.

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      • Results? says:

        Well all you all have on Myron is this wall buddy? A wall we can see in plain daylight? What result you really expecting from that bogus investigation?? Meanwhile the governor busy printing all these blogs and headlines and we little territory will go back into the hands of the massa them. We black people always get used to kill our own selves. I’m praying for this election to be over!

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        • Good Intentions says:

          Well this shows us that Fahie is willing to invest in our YOUTHS. He wanted a programme to provide extracurricular after school activities and academic support for children in the pre-primary to primary classes.

          More could have been done to monitor how it was implemented.

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          • Concerned says:

            @Good Intentions, nor sure whether your comment has been sarcastic. Here is a gentleman who claimes to work for the youth, then he get’s $ 579000.00 assigned for that and only about $ 27000.00 are spent on the program, the rest is WHERE???? So if he had good intentions and that is not his fault, he can not handle any money since he failed to monitor the moneys he got from the treasury for that program.

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          • @ Good Intentions says:

            I agree. Fahie has a record of supporting youths.

            Walwyn neglected the primary schools and the children. Imposed a useless 6th year at the high school so that the “youths” could waste time, Did nothing to provide for after school activities, thus fights, fights and more fights in the high school. He had his moment. Its time to go.

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        • Jokes says:

          A wall around a school or a wall around nothing. We dont forget the previous wall scandal and it wasn’t an NDP wall!

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        • Call Me Ishmael says:

          @Results? We aren’t slaves to the governor. Some would say we are now slaves to our former leaders. We and our children and our grandchildren will spend the rest of our lives trying to buy our freedom from the massive debt the NDP has created to pay for the pier, their airline and that silly school wall. We are broken and busted broke by bad decisions that were made over the past 8 years. Time for a change.

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        • BVI says:

          Sorry to say that we black people are one of the stupidest, if the not the stupidest race of people. We are so blinded by hatred towards each other, much to the delight of those who are sitting back laughing at us how we are destroying each other while opening doors of opportunity for those same people who are laughing at our silly behaviour. When will be as native BVIslanders come together as one and fight for what’s ours, invest our resources together to build businesses etc. well it seems never because we are far too busy plotting and praying for the down fall of our own people. How stupid is that? BVIslanders, open your eyes and see that there are those who are benefitting from our division. lets top our silliness and pettiness. If we don’t our children and their children will suffer and would becomes slaves of our own making.

      • The Hooded Claw says:

        Do you still support Whistleblowers legislation? Or only when it’s on NDP?

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      • Only one answer says:

        Vote Ronnie W. Skelton, the man without any scandals or investigations. The man with proven leadership. He was finance minister and handled the country’s purse with responsibility and accountability!

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      • What Time Is It? says:

        @Call Me ishmael we definitely are awaiting the findings of the Commission of Police. The premier in his recent protective posture, in an attempt to brush aside Myron’s “small wall Auditors Report” predicament” stated that Myron was not under investigation. Why and how can he make that utterance? The governor turned it over to the Commissioner for specific reasons.
        Since the report basically stated several breaches by Mr Myron: Bypassing Finance Ministry, Bypassing PWD, rushing through the Treasury payment process, paid for work not completed; and of course the big one, buying vote (in a round about way). So many breaches its taking so long Analyze and process its findings.

        This would drive me crazy; going through a campaign season with possible Jail time pending

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      • really says:

        So Myron own was not leaked to public. you talking why the auditor general did not bring this to the public? She busy auditing all what this government has done however she finish the audit for bi-water, the wall that was built sea cows bay, the stop light, the roundabout that was placed up beef island before you enter the airport, the wall that was built round the a.o. Shirley house, all that dirt that was placed down west end.

        Really you got the heart to question such?

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      • whistleblower says:

        whistleblowing don’t fall on one side, it’s for everyone.

      • @Call Me Ishmael says:

        It’s obvious you support VIP whether they are wrong or not. You remind me of men who cheat and when they are confronted they flip the blame and accuse their partner of doing all kinds of things to justify their bad behavior and put them on the defensive. Not working though. Deal with the issue at hand. Talk about what this article is about.

      • Keep it real! says:

        I agree. Likewise we need to get the results of the investigation into the ESHS Wall and the plane that flew away with 7.2 MILLION taxpayers DOLLARS. Who can top that? Who can beat that…a WOPPING 7.2 MILLION DOLLARS, GONE WITH THE WIND! Governor, please leave not a stone unturned. They need to pay back all those MILLIONS.

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      • Real says:

        Investigation wow it goes to show your one who dont pay attention to what goes on or forgets quickly this was a serious problem when VIP was in office and gave away that money to that so called pastor and nothing was done with the program

    • Yeah right says:

      Because the over 30million on a wall and the over 120million on the pier park or wait wait the total of 160million on the missing airplane….. Wait how much did they say it was 1 mill, 60mill, 30 mill that’s what they recorded not what was actually taken

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    • Stand firm says:

      I will not rethink my vote!! VIP all the way! It’s the matter at hand…NDP is very frighten now that’s why they are looking for everything to steer the heat away from them,but we are not stupid!! Go sit down!

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  2. Interesting says:

    I remember reading about this years ago and always wondered when and where the Virgin Islands Neighbourhood Partnership Project was executed. All sides have their flaws and bad deals.

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  3. History says:

    Read “$571k programme’s results, finances unclear” for information shared in 2012:
    http://bvibeacon.com/571k-programmes-results-finances-unclear/

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  4. Yessss says:

    Yessss that should hold Fahie we want Myron and finally a First Lady from St Vincent now we st Vincent’s could have a say in some stuffs and can state of views

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    • Umm says:

      Let’s entertain your ignorant, insensitive and disrespectful rant for two seconds…to be a true First Lady you have to be First.

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    • Nice try says:

      You VIP voters will stop at nothing to bring this man down. Stop your s**t and leave Vincentians out your devisive mentality. You all need to stop posting under the dusguise of an NDP voter. We don’t have time to be posting sh__ like this.

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    • Vincie says:

      Leave Vincentians out of aryo melee please

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      • ONEBVI says:

        Well, the person Who mentioned Vincent ian is a HATER of NDP but there is more to this racist comment. Yes, I believe in racism within a race. Islandmanism is what we fear. Even though you are born in the BVI and your parents are not BVI born many which is sad don’t want to see such in SUCH position.
        Sad for us. Who sold the black man? The black man.

        Talk about massa comming. We causing Massa to come because of our self hate.

        Lord have mercy on my BVI, you will be done.

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        • @ONEBVI says:

          You are so right with what you said. We are our worst enemy! Every other race can progress in life supporting each other and all we do is break each other however and whenever we can. That’s why we will always be behind in everything. So sad.

    • @ Yessss says:

      Oh that’s why those negative callers last night on NDP Radio sounded plenty vincentian… Steupss…some people need to know their place.

      • Oh yea says:

        Yup only in the BVI they try to behave this way. Let a BVIslander go down there behaving and talking how some of them talk and you will hear. Respect is definitely lacking but time will tell.

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    • hmmm says:

      A person from St. Vincent would never refer to themselves as a “St. Vincents” regardless of their level of education. You “Yessss” are trying to mindf$&k citizens into feeling a sense of fear over the thought of losing their country to a Vincentian first lady. In this 21st Century that is the most brainless and heartless approach to change.

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  5. My 2 cents says:

    We not buying this we sticking with fahie

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  6. Watcher says:

    Okay then. We still think VIP is the best option for this country right now??!! The VIP leader is not to be trusted with our hard earned tax dollars!!! People do not be fooled do not vote for this green team. They will take us straight to corrupt h**l.

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    • AHA says:

      You hypocrites were begging the police to lock up Walwyn,look how the tides have shifted. Jaws from the Lagoon needs to be investigated. Where is the money Jaws.

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  7. Mudslinger in Red says:

    Now NDP leader is going all out, he bald head is desperate and has his back against the wall. Let’s drain the swamp of the red team.

    This man has a habit of leaking the AG REPORTS. Don’t forget he leak out before!

    This was not official it was tampered with and is a tool for propaganda.

    I know am not giving the red myrun my vote. No way myrun should get back into government. So happy there are more atlarge running this time. Competition!

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    • Stop says:

      That is NOT the point! This report is really serious especially with the contract awardee now being the official spokesperson for VIP and Fahie? That is all just by chance is it? It doesn’t matter where the information come from, if you want to be our Premier you need to answer these questions. You are telling the populace that we should ignore FBI investigation, contracts for nothing for this and the drag racing and just focus on high school wall and pier park?

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      • Bossman says:

        Well its not just a case of the high school wall and the pier park… pretty sure if the FBI had some solid evidence they would have taken action a long time ago. The AG report just happens to get leaked now? Why has the government not taken action since 2012? That’s incompetence! Lets check the continuing list of incompetence:
        Airport ‘done deal’ millions for consultant fees
        Missing plane 7.2million
        East End Sewerage millions diverted
        Destroyed Agriculture (and Fishing)
        Green Houses never used…
        Brandy Wine Fake Beach 7.6million
        Road Project disaster 16million
        Pier Park millions overrun
        Road Town Sewerage issues
        Road Town Market Square debacle
        Hospital millions overrun
        Water Dept 10 million plus annual deficit
        Teachers Banquet
        Fake Culture Dress/Song
        High School Wall issue
        Cane Garden Bay Sewerage
        What is the real cost of NHI?
        Pockwood Pond Incinerator Issues, missing 400k+ scrubber
        Coxheath still burning, not cleared of debris
        West End Ferry Terminal
        Smugglers Cove debacle
        Police Dept funding issue
        Fire Station repair cost
        Town Ferry Terminal repair cost
        Political Asphalt (for the second time)…
        And whatever happened to all them millions supposedly donated by other countries after Irma???

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    • @Mudslinger in Red says:

      You are nothing but a LIAR and I said it.Show the receipts backing up your comment. Myron don’t need your F***ING vote. Everyday the Snake A—– and his ADVISOR the FAKE pastor is out here plotting and stirring up S**t. The same way you and the lot was begging the police to go after Walwyn,they need to go after Andrew. You try to F**k with people you the F**ker is going to get F***ed right back.

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      • Wow says:

        You were well trained by your master with your foul mouth and angry rant. Get yourself checked out.

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        • @WOW says:

          B..ch, if we were face to face I would have drag you to the pier and drop you in the Ocean to sink. Only diffrence between you and I, I don’t have to get on all fours to service my master. You want somemore foul Mouth? Clap back.

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          • Oh really says:

            That’s not what I heard, actually it’s more like M-W enjoys service on all four.

            Not to mention he has personal reasons to support same sex marriages. Take a good look at his track record. This election is not a bi election or a two way street,

            We want straight up election by people who themselves are straight, financially and personally. You do have a foul mouth like many in Red camp.

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    • Hmmm says:

      I guess its foul play when the facts are dropped to remind the world who was the most corrupt administration in the history of the Virgin Islands. VIP under sticky finger con man A—– will wreck this country. AND THERE’S MORE TO COME, STAY TUNED!!!!!

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    • @my 2 cents says:

      That is your preference, However, tell your Candidate to stop smacking S**t about who to not vote for. Coaching Syndrome.

    • Fashion Police says:

      @Mudslinger in Red, only Myron can rock a bald head. I would take it as a complement if I was Myron. Go have a good day lame quack.

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      • @F Police says:

        It’s not a compliment to rip of citizens of their tax dollars which was done by NDP and l—– M–.

        What’s lame is his track record before and after Irma to sort out basic social needs and issues.

        The only legislative work he wants to commit to is samesex marriages! Then again no surprise there, he speaks from two sides out the mouth.

        No wonder he likes bi elections.

  8. Ha ha says:

    This needs to come up in the debate, question him hard

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  9. Wow says:

    And this is the man who we want to lead this Territory? They are complaining about a wall but WE CAN SEE THE WALL!!!!! No wonder the fraud pastor is ranting and raging at every VIP rally, he is hoping that VIP is elected so that he can get his hands on our T——- again. Here we have it people, this man or his party cannot be trusted to run this country. A vote for VIP is a vote for rampant corruption from all angles. These are the things that they accuse the NDP of but the proof is in the pudding. No way Andrew or any VIP candidate can get my vote. It is such a shame that he has a few respectable people on the VIP team that sit back continuously and let the fraud pastor and esteemed crazy man behave in such a despicable manner. Let us send them a message in 2 weeks, we want progress not old talk and corruption.

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  10. Unfair says:

    These and other expenses which the Auditor General described as “questionable” were listed in the report. When contacted about the 17-page document on Monday, Auditor General Sonia Webster said the report BVI News described to her was drafted several years ago and was not done for public consumption. She declined to comment further.

    Why wasn’t it for public consumption? So it’s okay to rake NDP over the coals but not VIP? I am glad this information is out. FBI investigation, fake medical school study, fake neighborhood/school initiative, the same consultant is now a VIP spokesperson, connect the dots people!

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  11. VIP says:

    My run we don’t want to hear nor see anything that happens decades ago. We are voting VIP All The Way. Take a seat. You are getting funnier and scarier as elections day approaches.

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    • VIP Supporter says:

      Andrew indeed is the best person to run this country right now. He is a very humble man. That is Andrew past. The NDP has a lot of current mishandling of monies. They should careful of send out these kinds of stuff.

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      • Confused says:

        So you don’t want to see anything from Andrews past that shows that he very well may possibly be as bad as the same people he bad mouthing while running for government?
        The document was from the last time he had an opportunity to do anything in government it’s worth asking about and getting straight answers for if your really a supporter of the party. This just shows the blind following they have.

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    • Confused says:

      So you don’t want to see anything from Andrews past that shows that he very well may possibly be as bad as the same people he bad mouthing while running for government?
      The document was from the last time he had an opportunity to do anything in government it’s worth asking about and getting straight answers for if your really a supporter of the party. This just shows the blind following they have.

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  12. Just asking says:

    Just asking a question: Was this handed over to the police because this far more serious in terms of potential dishonesty than the wall report. Just my view

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  13. Good morning says:

    This Myron will dig up years old tartics to throw at Fahie but it won’t work

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  14. Hah says:

    Despite knowing C——‘s track record NDP sided with C—– as a candidate and member of their party and still gave him a consultancy contract and then a job as Chairman of the P— A——–. My questions are if NDP knew this why did they align with C—-. We kept hearing about Biwater on talk shows, newspapers, online news but where was the outrage for this while it was happening. Fahie made sure we heard about the BVI Airways saga as any good opposition leader would do so why didn’t NDP do their best to keep this topic fresh? Why wait until campaign season 2 terms later? Why hire C—- knowing this information? Why give him a consultancy contract after losing the election that he ran as part of NDP. That’s why we can’t trust NDP they were supposed to be the hero instead they became the party that they tried so hard to remove from power.

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    • @hah says:

      Not so fast! What you have said doesn’t change what is in this report. Myron was with VIP and against NDP when VIP beat NDP in 2007, so what? Political affiliations change all the time but this is not what this is about. This is about F—– and the fraud p—- calling people corrupt when in fact they are doing and saying anything to get their hands on the public purse AGAIN!

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    • Inquiring Mind says:

      So a few questions Myron

      1. Despite this report your government appointed this man as head of the Port. Why?

      2. What became of this report?

      3. Was this report tabled by your Government in the House? If so? Why not?

      4. Why am I hearing about this 8 years after the report?

      5. Do you consider yourself a responsible representative for only now releasing this and in this fashion.

      This release says far more about you and your government that is not good at all.

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      • @IM says:

        The report is to show what hypocrites A—— and his minions are. Their entire campaign has been about calling people corrupt and now look at what is in this report. Look at the facts and stop trying to go around the mill trying to make it something else. Corrupt people shouldn’t be calling others corrupt, is the moral of the story.

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      • Vi political says:

        But his contract was not renewed. Could this be why?

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    • Second the motion says:

      Hah, I agree 1000% with you. Clearly the RED is struggling and are afraid that they are loosing this election, which clearly they will loose. That same consultant was screaming and shouting for them last 2 elections even calling down an honorable Lady, empty kerosene pan, at that time he was an honorable gentleman for them, now they want to back stab.

      Well my run is that the RED already failed and they might as well giveup the game, you out and will remain out. Take that.

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      • Oops says:

        I agree 1000% with you. Clearly the RED is struggling and are afraid that they are loosing this election, which clearly they will loose. That same consultant was screaming and shouting for them last 2 elections even calling down an honorable Lady, empty kerosene pan, a controversial figure whose contract was not renewed; now hired as the face of the green or forward party? Really! Is this a movie, a recycling or a regurgitation? The VIP knows this man track record, the type of divisiveness he holds in his bosom for power and you gone place you money on him to get you over the line.

  15. Leak this too says:

    Since we are leaking reports. Can someone please leak the one with ESHS and what happen to the monies collected for dress up day from our children, Mr. & Miss Fifth Form. Tell us about the 8 dress up days and only two reported. Tell us about the claims of loaning monies from those funds. Tell us why our children did not have toilet paper in the rest room when tens of thousands are collected each year for various events. We demand to know.

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  16. BVIlander says:

    Everywhere this man CSC goes money turns of missing. VIP better start rethinking who they plan on putting to help run our country or they will be unpleasantly surprised come Feb 26. This is too much to ignore.

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  17. BVI says:

    THIS GOES TO SHOW US WHEN WE ACCUSING OTHERS OF WRONG DOING MAKE SURE WE HAVE NO SKELETONS IN OUR CLOSETS.

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    • Wind says:

      My grandma always say, when you dig one hole always dig two. Guess VIP didn’t get the memo about that. This does not look good at all…when wind blow fowl backside does really show.

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  18. Investigate says:

    So no investigation for this?? And they’re still parading up and down with the good pastor? Sweet, VIP all the way…NOT!!

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  19. Anonymous says:

    We want Myron and his wife we need a st Vincent representative.

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  20. Careful says:

    This will not win NDP the election. NDP has several dangerous people running and cronies and crabs behind them. Not one a lot of them over they on NDP. It’s a national dangerous party. Mark my words. Not even the vincy them want NDP. Only he w***.

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    • @Careful says:

      I agree 100% that this will not win the NDP the election. But what WILL win NDP the election is their excellent campaign and awesome candidates. They are telling the people what they will do when elected, instead of jumping and ranting on stage like mad people. My family and I have been paying attention over the past 3 weeks and it’s clear that NDP has more mature and steady persons running and they appear compassionate and very experienced in their respective fields. All 12 of us are voting for NDP all the way, no splitting at all.

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    • Lily Ann says:

      Did u just reply to your own comment ??? Those first words are eerily repetitive in the SAME context !!!!

    • New NDP says:

      That was the old NDP those cronies have now followed over to PVIM that is the group Bvi needs to worry bout those ppl want to take over everything in the bvi n they are funding the PVIM movement

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  21. WOW says:

    Desperate times call for desperate measures.

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  22. Waiting... says:

    Let me see how the Fahie bloggers will twist this one. Is there a coincidence that the same person that got this contract for doing NOTHING is now the spokesperson for Fahie and VIP during this campaign? Follow the money! These are the people on the rostrum calling others corrupt. The nerve!

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  23. Desperation in Play says:

    This is nothing but desperation in play. They are the same ones who been bawling and screaming about the green team and will continue to do whatever it takes to discredit the green team, but hey, I rather or prefer to vote for the green team than to vote for someone who will legalize same sex marriage to benefit their own life style. What if they expose or play the video of the Puerto rico meet???

    What a thing to tell the queen.

    VIP, Green Team all the wayyyyyy!!!!!!

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    • @Desperation says:

      When you compare VIP rallies to NDP rallies it’s not hard to see who the desperate ones are. You have the VIP telling the voters that the machines are malfunctioning and all manner of foolishness and you talk about desperation? The VIP has NOTHING to offer the country. This report is the coolant to the VIP hot mouth calling everybody corrupt and acting like angels. We haven’t forgotten their ways and will not vote for them.

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    • @Desperation in Play says:

      Well said, and I agree with you 1000%. ;)))

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    • @Desperation in Play says:

      Maybe you shouldn’t an entire party based on what you see our think you know. Several members of the green team (as you refer to them as) are for legalizing same sex marriage regardless to their public sexual preference.

      Check out 284 Media and you might be a bit surprised.

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  24. @WOW says:

    Yes,Yes and yes. When you spit in the sky, it always drop back in your face,when you set out to destroy someone,your S**t is right around the corner waiting for you. A—- and C— set out to destroy M—-. M—,hammer his A** on debate night. A—-,you are so done. Go back to your District and raise baby sharks for a living.

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  25. Anonymous says:

    LOL. Looks like the old adage is true: When you dig a hole for someone else, dig on for your self.

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  26. Hmmmmmmmmm says:

    It is quite interesting that out of the blu that this surfaced now and the NDP and its supporters want to believe the findings of the Audit or Auditor General.

    When the audit was done on the wall it was leaked before it could be discussed in the house and the minister justified releasing it and paying money for a wall that was not completed to 70 contractors.

    As far as I can see both have done wrong not going to condone the misuse of public funds. When the NDP own up to their other other misspendings then we can talk.

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    • NDP says:

      NDP will win this election hands down because they have real plans and solid candidates, especially at-large. Compare the rallies and it’s crystal clear who are ready to lead this Territory. VIP are playing in the mud all the way through and the voters will send them a message in a few weeks.

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    • What Leak??? says:

      How could this be considered a leak when the whole story was reported in the Newspapers back in 2012. You all are the best. Things going heat up now. It only have 2 more weeks. Lord send help. Mouth open and story jump out. lol

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  27. Silence says:

    Where are the chants of “LOCK HIM UP!!!” like we heard with Myron? At least Myron paid for a wall and we have a wall! It doesn’t look good that this large sum of money was doled out to this man and this same man is now the MC at every VIP rally alongside Fahie. I always wondered about the connection but now it’s clear. Imagine if Fahie is the Premier with this same guy alongside him what they will do to this place? Be very careful people!

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  28. Sharing Day says:

    Dr. M—e while you are busy sharing this story can you please share what your brother did with the hundreds of thousand that My Run gave him before he was elected to office?
    Now we can understand why My Run through district 3 telling voters to vote for his opponent. All the money he gave to him and he turn around and stab him in the back and form another party.

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  29. Weir D. Playne says:

    Play the tape!!!! Alvin Christopher brought this up and NDP still said Cline was the best person to lead the 2nd district so who’s the bad guy now?

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  30. SAME OLD says:

    Nothing about any of this information is new. As a matter of fact this is what our politicians do all the time. They talk for 6 months after they are elected about who did what to who. Then they sweep everything under the carpet of “das our boy, he from here” and move on. They all do it, VIP, NDP. It’s just that the stakes are higher now and more people want those cushy HOA jobs with the paychecks attached whether they do or don’t do anything. VIP backers think that the crap the NDP do or did is bad and now it’s their “turn” to put their hand in the cookie jar. And let’s not forget that because of the hurricanes there’s lots of money out there to be earned. Never mind the government is flat broke until such time as the recovery monies get freed up somehow or another. So all the so called contractors with their trade licenses as consultants or whatever they call themselves need to make some money, and the NDP contractors need to either step aside or make room for them. This is how the political game is played and everyone thinks it’s okay until things start falling apart and we are caught short and not ready and more of us are suffering because of it. That’s all this is. Everyone knew, NDP and VIP that CSC should not be trusted but he’s been worming his way in for ages, doing what he does best and getting away with it, because once again, he our boy, he from here (well sort of). Same crap, different stink.

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  31. Anonymous says:

    Remember walwin declared that he has the file so who leaked it. Walwin running scared. If the first district member proved to have done something that needs in investigating then investigate him, right is right, wrong is wrong, fair is fair. But let me say this the member is not half as corrupt as the other leaders. We all know Frazer cant handle he is out the race. Walwin not ready maybe the next 12 years, he will enter the house but he will sit in the back. Skelton will not be than fortunate, I see him getting at least one seat and that is not him. We will vote for the least corrupt a d that is Fahie and not the pastor one, he will never qualify as a rep.

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    • Poo says:

      You got to be a real donkey bottom with that blog. The quiet majority is watching this play out. Bunch of retards who will willingly vote for corruption and then chat stupidness that England coming.

      So go ahead vote the green team. The leader is not competent and had surrounded himself with a bunch of lackeys who csnt stand up to him and tell him NO! I can’t wait for the 25th. Let’s see just how it goes. Light should win over this Darkness.

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  32. BLOWING SMOKE says:

    Eight years ago even with we country wasn’t BROKE, NDP BROKE NOW. Talk that

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  33. VIP Supporter says:

    Myron you need to go sit down. You are to greed for power. Andrew is a better Leader for the country. That story is his past that happened however long. NDP has many current mishandling. What the people should be looking at is the current event opposed to past events.

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  34. $$$ says:

    Couple hundred thousands compared to couple hundred millions. Documents laid in the HoA were not brought to the public as it wasn’t in law but for the past 8 years it was implemented because the quantities of money being misplaced was outrageous. For sure the NDP won’t be getting my vote and can try to hold this document over the VIP heads. It was because of the NDP we have the RDA, we didn’t get any monies after the storms and flood, we have cost over runs on many projects, we are out $7.2mil with no planes to show and no way of getting back our tax dollars, no accountability or transparency. People don’t be fooled by the red team “red means stop” so let’s do it. Vote them out VIP all the way.

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    • @$ says:

      The NDP created the RDA and it will be a very good thing for the Territory. How is the RDA a bad thing when everyone is asking for value for money and transparency? Are you guys serious?

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  35. VIP Supporter says:

    Andrew is a better leader to run this country.

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    • A** says:

      Sound like a a**! Hope he does this bs again for y’all to say how stupid y’all sound bout VIP all the way!! ALL OF THEM IS THE SAME! He did once he’ll do it again! Y’all falling for tall the bs each party is saying! NONE OF THEM ARE FIT TO LEAD! Let the governer and the queen take back them d**n country cause all these politicians doing is making the country go from bad to worst!!! Ain’t none of them FIT! To make the country go back to how it used to be! NONE! All of them hungry to get in , and ain’t going do s**t when they do!

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      • Only one answer says:

        Vote Ronnie W. Skelton, the man without any scandals or investigations. The man with proven leadership. He was finance minister and handled the country’s purse with responsibility and accountability!

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    • @VIP Supporter says:

      Hon, I think you ment to say a better shisty/shifty leader.

  36. Deperate says:

    NDP is afraid of losing that all it is

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  37. BA says:

    ????????????Woieeeeeee

  38. VIP Supporter says:

    VIP ALL THE WAY!!

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  39. TGC says:

    Well one thing is for certain. The BVI is up a creek without a paddle! There is wrongdoing and corruption on all sides – NDP, VIP and then you have the PVIM which comprises major players who were there when all the s*** was going down. They’re probably comforting themselves thinking they are no longer tainted because they are behind a different name. Think again! The thing is the stakes in this election have never been higher. The issues facing this nation have never been more serious. And, there have never been more parties and candidates throwing their hats in the ring. But what do we really have when you cut to the chase? Who can the electorate really count on and trust as being capable and competent and coming with “clean hands” to lead us through these unprecedented times? Seeing the choices that are out there, goodness gracious. I honestly do not have a clue! Not a clue. We in trouble. Big time.

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  40. lawyer says:

    Andrew is a career politician who lives off s****n tax payers money. Carvin is the same, and Claude is the same. Skelton, Myron, and frazer are all proven leaders but who can you trust to use the tax payers money wisely? and for the benefit of the people? Who is going to bring in the needed revenue to sustain their spending habits?

    BVI vote wisely!!

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  41. LB Fam says:

    There is only one leader of the four parties that has never had his name associated with corruption of any sort. Only one leader who always operated within budget. But you guys, who claim to want to stomp out corruption, continue to talk about MVW, AF and JF. … Only RS has never been associated with such. RS should be the next Premier of the BVI. But as much as you all say you want to get rid of Corruption, you still won’t vote for the obvious best choice.

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  42. Ishmael says:

    BVI Airways was a bad deal and the government lost money. The Pier Park report was laid in HOA and information came out that the real budget of the park with landside plus dock/pier was $79 million and they spent $83 million putting the foolish $40 million dollar overrun nonsense to rest. Will you sit here and agree that the wall should have gone to the police but this blatant disregard for public money that is in this report shouldn’t either? Wrong is wrong regardless of who does it. NDP has done their share of s**t but listening to NDP I keep hearing them saying the NEW NDP will do this or that and who knows if they’re honest about this. But what strikes me is that VIP’s entire campaign is based on calling people corrupt and here we have two of the top people in this party being involved in blatant corruption. What say you?

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  43. VILander says:

    That is old news…but the current news will be just as juicy remember when you audit yourself it’s not an audit so mind the pathetic old stones you dig up to throw…there are much more relevant boulders right now

    The ministers are engaged in the ring now ppl let’s enjoy the show lol

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  44. Sagga says:

    Well the last time I check, red team did fire the pastor man or his contract was not renewed and the blue wave man got wex. Pastor man come from states and think all ah we moo moo. But we moo moo for true cause he still large with he friend xxDrew

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  45. The State of the Nation... says:

    Follow the trail…the politics getting nasty. But truth be told…the BVI electorate knows that all these politicians come from ONE place…they are all a set of peas in ONE pod…they are all the same…and our role and problem as the electorate is to choose between the lesser of the evils…the least of the evils…but you know…these politicians don’t see how their sins will trickle down their generational line….if they only open their eyes and see their predecessors gone by…

    Their deeds will be judged by the Almighty because He is the One who sets up and puts down…He is the One who rules in the kingdom of man…that is why they better fear the Lord, do justice, love mercy and walk humbly before the LORD…cos none of them ain’t fooling us…TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN MUCH WILL BE REQUIRED.

  46. Andrew says:

    See how it feels now to be under fire? You out here playing the no not me innocent game. You plot dirt on people, that same dirt is going to slap you smack dab in the middle of your face. Now mister cry baby is going to run to his followers crying about he is being picked on. You are a undercover FRAUD Andrew just like the FAKE Pastor you ALIGN yourself with. SHAME on you dude. The people of your District deserve better. Release the people of your District out of the bondage and dictatorship you have them under,let them breathe, let them EXHALE.

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  47. VIP Supporter says:

    If Myron was such a good leader why all those members left the party. It had to be something is wrong with Myron’s Character. It is plain you can see he’s very arrogant.

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    • Ok says:

      If Fahie was a good leader why is entire VIP team is all new people and nobody who ever ran with VIP before? The NDP team has 5 incumbents. The persons that left NDP were no surprise, they always wanted to leave but they were hoping to stick around, force out Dr. Smith and take over but that backfired.

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  48. Fashion Police says:

    @Mudslinger in Red, only Myron can rock a bald head. I would take it as a complement if I was Myron. Go have a good day lame quack.

  49. District 1 voter says:

    A couple of weeks ago, the young Turnbull guy from D2 was dragged under the train wheels because he made the decisson to move on to another party, he took the blows that was dealt to him from the public and moved on.Honestly,the young man is a saint compare to our leader in D1. The leader of D1 is a King Cobra and Boa Constructor mix. He plays the innocent card.He is very sneaky and dangerous. Please Ms.Moses,you have to take Andrew out.I live in his District and I can’t stand him.

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  50. To Auditor General says:

    How was a report drafted and not brought to the house or to the public? So who determines which projects are audited, and which audited reports are brought to the public. This is a clear bias in the procedures that govern this office. Something really doesn’t seem right.

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  51. What!!! says:

    Was wondering when the missing computers etc would surface . So which bunch of tiefing poloticians do we vote for?

  52. Really says:

    Leak AG report, BVI like to be in things,

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  53. Yet again says:

    It’s really hurts my heart as a young person just registered to vote for the first time how divided my country is how hateful and desperate we will go to bring down each other just for votes just to turn people hearts and minds just for votes this is so sad

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    • Agreed says:

      I’M AGREEING WITH YOU , BUT I DECIDED TO NOT VOTE ALONG PARTY LINES AND VOTE ON WHO I THINK WILL WORK BEST FOR THE COUNTRY..MY D7 IS SWOUNDE( HOW U SPELL IT) BUT FOR THE OTHER IF I HAD TO CHOSE
      D1 MOSES
      D2 MITCH
      D3 FRASER
      D4 HODGE
      D5 RYMER
      D6 MADURO
      D8 FAHIE
      D9 WHEATLEY
      ATLARGE DECASTRO, WALTERS, SMITH NOT RAJA SHANIA AND FAHIE

      THATS MY VOTES,KEPT SOME FOR EXPERIENCE BUT ALL NEW FOR CHANGE !! WE NEED TO CHANGE

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  54. Audit says:

    The auditor general from day one is Bias when Myron wall audit was leaked out she made all the comment in the world she went on the airways that even the governor got involve and the police. Now for this report she has nothing to say.

    She cannot be trusted anymore she taking sides.

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  55. Me says:

    It beats me when u guys refer to this boy Claude as a man of the cloth.Boy drop this title as I heard u i VG Sunday Claude ur the biggest sleaze in the territory and U will cause vip dearly.I know u boy and Fahie boy made a big mistake.If he promised u any stake trust me fahieboy ur goose cooked.For me I’m not voting nor anyone in my nearly 200 mass so don’t worry about us.That fake Claude is a piece of ##^^=÷yet want to lead in a church on Sundays whenever.BVI WISE UP These fakes all need to be put asunder.VIP NDP PVIM PUP badfor BVI.

  56. Bvi says:

    NDP has this country in a worst state where millions are wasted and not documented for.so I am sticking with vip

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  57. Street Tunnel says:

    The Tunnel is saying the reason Fraser is staying low because he is going to team up with Ronnie if Ronnie win.

  58. hog city says:

    YOU ALL SEE WHY FRASER DISTANT HIMSELF FROM THAT GUY?

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  59. Asking what to do here says:

    I’m 20 years old just registered to vote so I’m reading and listening closely last weekend at Purcell Estate where live presently went out to the launch of minister caines and minister Myron spoke on many things he spoke about gutter politics and at the bottom of a gutter is green and some leaders don’t know what thier followers are doing. So someone from the AG office leaked this document right does he Minister Myron knows what his followers are doing? He said that they’re trying to sway the voters into voteing for them but isn’t he doing the same thing i need help because I’m lost thanks

    • Vote NDP says:

      Vote NDP as they are more intelligent and with substance. Who said NDP leaked anything?

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    • No Answers HERE says:

      Dear 20 year old voter. I applaud you for registering to vote and wanting to exercise your democratic right. Unfortunately social media is not the place to get advice on who to vote for, as bloggers can be just as bias.

      As a young person, I am confident that you are smart enough to sift through all the noise and make the right choices. Follow your heart and don’t allow anyone to compromise what you believe.

      You will be just fine. At the end of it all, you would have done what you believed was the right thing to do.

      GOOD Luck.

  60. real says:

    I must applaud you for listening to all the agreements before you cast your vote. i don`t think much people at your age does that. so kudos to you.sorry i cannot provide you any information as i`m not up to date with information as well.

  61. Saw It Commin says:

    PVIM using OBAMA campaign strategies to pretend humble. VIP making a lot of noise and NPD double crossing. This will be the first time in history there will be a Coalition Government and nobody can’t stop it. So quit the praying about voodoo and obeah and blaming. Skelton nor Fahie nor Myron aint fit to run the country. At Least we now know what Myron and Fahie are capable of and how far their hands will reach but what concerns me is how quiet Skelton has been and if you listen to the people in his party they have all been brainwashed to say the same thing. BVI people be careful please listen to what is not being said among all the noise.

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  62. Well saw says:

    This is old news . Andrew was trying his best to better the youths and the communities but why the rrport of the 15 millions that the NDP government give away for the airport runway consultant contract wasn’t leaked . By the way up until present we didnt even receive a report for that 15 millions ..leak that .

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  63. Luvs says:

    Why leak this report now? It make no sense now as this was some 8 yrs ago. Why didnt they leaked it then? This is what you call dirty politics. I cannot vote for any one who encourage this kind of behaviour. This is really a sad time in BVI politics.

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  64. Humble says:

    If this report is accurate, leaked or not, the VIP leader should go bury his head in a bucket of s…it

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  65. Bvi airways says:

    Wonder if they’ll leak the audit for the 7.2 mil airline. Hummmm

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  66. Lily Ann says:

    I’ve seen a whole lotta progress under NDP FOR 8 YRS than VIP for 20 yrs ….

    FROM DILAPIDATED TENT CITY ….. TO INTERNATIONALL GRADE PIER PARK

    FROM OLD DINGY SCHOOL … TO NEW AND UPGRADED HIGH SCHHOL …. (WE SHALL RECOVER FROM IRMA)

    FROM DILAPIDATED DOCKS IN TORTOLA AND VG ….. TO NEW AND IMPROVED MEGA FERRY DOCKS

    FROM A BLAH LOOKING BATHS IN VG …. TO FOOD VENDORS AND LIVELY BUSINESSES AT THE BATHS

    FRON ROAS TOWN SMELLING LIKE SHITTTTTT FORNROLLLING YEARS ….. TO PERFUME SCENTED ROAD TOWN, YOU CAN WALK AROUND COMFORTABLY

    FROM NORTH SOUND PRIMARY SCHOOL LOOKING DRAAAB ….. TO A LOVELY UPDATED SCHOOL …

    FROM THE EDUCATION SYSTEM CRUMBLING AFTER IRMA…… TO OUR KIDS RESUMING THEIR STIDIES IN A FEW MONTHS REGARLESS OF THE CIRCILUMSTANCES !!!!!

    LISTEN, MY FINGERS BURNING … LOTS MORE TO BE SAID …. AND IMMA BURN A WHOLE THRU MY BALLOT PAPER VOTING NDP ….

    But D9 I gotta put in Vincent …. gotta give jack he jacket, he really been there for VG in the past, and more so yet after Irma!!! Love him bad!!! WISH HE WAS ON THE NDP CAMP !!!!!!

    BUT YES, NDP IN THE FOR THE WIN !!!!!!

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  67. #@@ says:

    I am so mad with the way u guys keep giving NDP & VIP a passing grade. Both have taken our money. Then they passed some of it off to a few of their friends that they look out for. These few is needed to convince the rest of us to vote for them because they have done a great job. we need to put new persons in and forget these veterans. All their hands dirty.

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  68. A pastor? says:

    I just read that article and my God I’m in shock. This man who is a p———r actually stole from the church. He reported that he gave each of them $5,000 when in fact he only gave them $1,000. This concerns me greatly particularly for a supposed man of God and F—– was the minister at the time. Now look at the two of them again on the same platform. This concerns me. I’m sorry. No wonder C—– behaving soo desperate on the VIP stage. He needs some where to get what he wants. He believes he will get it with the VIP government.

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  69. Old News says:

    Muron we know that already, remember he said your Government is the most corrupt. He never said his Government was not.So your point is? Didn’t you Bill your own Teachers 99,000.00 for a dinner catered by your restaurant? The 1.2 million dollar wall and the 7 million to a failed project and the 18 million over run in the ports project with no paper work. So you saying elect you to kill us quicker? Your Government did 100 times as worse and you not even come out and say sorry but you fighting to justify your ***** actions. Naw NOPE. Take a four year break.

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