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‘Not my role’, says Fahie on making Skelton Cline’s contract public

Premier Andrew Fahie

After months of promises to have the government’s contract with Claude Skelton Cline made public, Premier Andrew Fahie has still not been able to make this a reality.

During a press briefing held late last week, the Premier was asked why reporters were still unable to access the contract despite being assured several times that it was a public document.

Other government contracts such as those for Sunil Ramjitsingh, Hamlet Mark, and EZ Shipping were also observed as being hidden from public scrutiny, despite months of requests.

Not my role, machinery in place

The Premier insisted he is not the one responsible for making the documents public, stating: “That won’t be my role”. He said he could only offer to nudge those responsible for publicising the contracts.

“I would insist that they go back and register them publicly because there is nothing to hide with any of those contracts. The services were provided – some of them (government contractors) don’t even work for us anymore. They’re long gone,” Premier Fahie stated.

He said there was a “system in the government’s system” that should ensure contracts are entered at the court registry and prevent persons from having to come to the Premier’s office to request the documents.

The Premier further committed to registering all government contracts. 

The apparent neglect to make the details of Skelton Cline’s 2019 government contract public continues amid reports coming out of the ongoing Commission of Inquiry that there are irregularities with the contract.

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  1. Hmmmmm says:

    Whenever something positive happens he is quick to take the credit even when it’s not his role but when it comes to taking any heat he hides behind these technicalities. You can run and run but you cannot hide.

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  2. SMH says:

    SAY WHAT??? WOW!!! BEGINNING TO LOOSE CONFIDENCE WITH THIS REPRESENTATIVE AND THESE BLINDSIDED AND UNDERMINING REPLIES
    I GIVE UP ON THE MANIFESTO’S REFERENCE TO TRANSPARENCY. ALL TALK NO ACTION!

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  3. heckler says:

    Everything is a secret for this cunning fox

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  4. FACTS says:

    The Premier is correct. This is the first time in the history of the BVI I am seeing some of you trying to hold the elected government responsible for the laziness of the public service who is under the Governor.

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    • Facts revisited says:

      Just ask the honorable public servants who are trying to do their jobs, just exactly who are the crooks and criminals. It’s the politicians.

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    • WOW says:

      Is this your story? the work force belongs to the Governor and therefore its his responsibility? wowwwwwww

      yeah man you and the Foy deserve what’s coming.

  5. WEW says:

    If not yours whos is it. Your the allege boss or is it Cline?

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  6. What!!! says:

    You mean “not my job man” !!!!
    Make sure it gets done anyway

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  7. Big AL says:

    Well, Hon Premier can you please make public the entity or entities who is responsible for making those contracts public? We don’t want you to barely nudge they should be contacted directly. You are such a f** joke it’s unbelievable. This is how scum bags and down right dishonest people behave. Andrew Fahie please do your people, your family the BVI a favor and resign. You continue to be the most ….

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  8. BVISLANDER, USA says:

    I am hurt to the stomach as to what is going on in my place of birth. I am just stunned and ashamed

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    • I am as well says:

      I have roots in the BVI as well. I reside in Phoenix Arizona and I am able to watch the COI INVESTIGATION. JUST HORRIBLE, SHAMEFUL, DISGUSTING UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR. WELL FOLKS, THE POWER IS IN YOUR HANDS ELECTION DAY. THAT IS WHEN THEY ARE AT YOUR MERCY. SHOW THEM WHO IS BOSS.

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  9. Only being fair says:

    COME NEXT ELECTION, WE THE PEOPLE IS ASKING THAT WE SHOULD BE THE ONES TO VOTE FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE.

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  10. BuzzBvi says:

    The difference between the hidden world and agenda of our premier, the speaker the shouter and the silent supporters (ha ha) is the clarity and information that notable others are able to deliver. The p can’t do anything but Sonia Webster can reveal a lot about the past of c.o s-c. Soon to learn why the p is still giving contracts to the shouter.

  11. Rubber Duck says:

    The new revelations from the COI are stunning. The details of the $570,000 consultancy contract with Skelton Crime are breathtaking. Hundreds of thousands of dollars gone without trace. Is it fraud? Let’s hope a court will decide
    And who awarded him the contracts and was supposed to monitor it?

    Mr Fahie.

    Separate subject. For tourists. Pass by Cane Garden Bay and you will see a very nice house with high walls built around the time of the above contract.

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  12. IT WASN'T ME says:

    IT GOTS 2 B DEM RACIST WITE BUOIZ FRON D UK / JUST ASK CLARD SKELIE CLIND / HE HOT ALL YOUR ANTZERS

  13. Hmmm says:

    Looks like the buck no longer stops with him.

    In the opposition, he claimed the buck stop with the then Premier.

  14. Arrogance says:

    The Premier is making it quite clear that he is up to his ears in this. It IS his role to see EVERYTHING is done on the BVI He may not be the one who physically does, but it is his role and his duty to see that it is done. Any delay is at his behest. The stink of the secrecy in the BVI will soon lead the noses to the corruption.

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