Disparities In Representation—Fahie

BVI Platinum News
October 11, 2018 1:10 pm AST
Photo Credit: BVI Platinum
“I am tired of sitting down here passing legislation that addresses every other human being in the Virgin Islands, except the people of the Virgin Islands, and I don’t apologise for it.” These were the sentiments of Opposition Leader, the Honourable Andrew Fahie during Tuesday’s sitting of the House of Assembly.

He was at the time criticising what he views to be a disparity in the laws protecting and representing expatriates, and those in the favour of Virgin Islanders—be it indigenous islanders or those granted Belonger’s status.

“I have heard a lot said about the rights of nearly everybody else in this country except the rights of the Virgin Islander, whether they come by naturalization, whether they come by belonger status, whether they come by birth,” he stated.

He further voiced his dissatisfaction, saying “Whenever laws are passed, it seems to me that everybody is concerned about everyone else except the people of the Virgin Islands.”

As such, Hon. Fahie wants to see more more representation for islanders, adding, “We have to look into this to make sure that the rights of everyone, especially our people are adhered to.”

“No disrespect to anybody else, but it is the first country that I am seeing where you’re now coming to the point where you have to apologise for being from here,” the Opposition Leader posited.
-----
Copyright 2018 by Virgin Islands Platinum News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Reader Opinions

Please note that the opinions posted are the opinions of its author and does not reflect the views of the management, staff, parent company or sponsors of Virgin Islands Platinum News.
5 Comments
...
Like · · 9w
4 Likes
...
Like · · 9w
1 Like
...
Like · · 9w
1 Like
...
Like · · 9w
1 Like
...
Like · · 9w
0 Likes
Platinum Comments Plugin