Opposition Leader and First District Representative, Andrew Fahie has accused the Dr D Orlando Smith-led administration of modern-day piracy and is calling for a halt to the practice.
Fahie, who was at the time delivering his annual report for the First Electoral District, said the government is stealing from the underprivileged and giving to the wealthy.
The report was the highlight of a district party held for Fahie’s constituents at the Capoons Bay Recreational Grounds on Sunday.
“An abrupt stop must be placed on these political pirates that are robbing us of our monies, robbing us of our names, robbing us of our future, robbing us of our political advancements… Our government must stop taking money from the poor and challenged, which is now you the people, and give it to the rich and privileged.”
“I know there is a cry for solutions and it is well within place. The Virgin Islands Party will be bringing forward many solutions in the best interest of the people of the Virgin Islands. We cannot and will not sit idly by anymore,” he said.
Things are not right
The Opposition Leader said many things are not how it ought to be in the British Virgin Islands.
He pointed to government’s proposed recovery plan which he said is ‘riddled with confusion’.
Fahie is also calling for the plan to be reviewed to include Anegada and Jost Van Dyke in preparedness, early warning systems, and overall recovery efforts.
While listing other socio-economic issues plaguing the territory, Fahie said: “Some insurance companies are doing everything to avoid paying people their money, some banks are doing everything to avoid giving people their insurance money, some contractors are milking people of their money, [there are] tenants and landlords [operating] without legislation, and a government that is missing in action.”
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