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Thursday, Jun 24, 2021

Gov’t revising 2019 manifesto for COVID-19 era – Premier Fahie

Gov’t revising 2019 manifesto for COVID-19 era – Premier Fahie

Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says as a result of delays on the Government’s agenda brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, a revised Virgin Islands Party (VIP) manifesto will be released for the next 22 months.

In a speech during the May 4, 2021, edition of ‘VIP Let’s Talk,’ Premier Fahie said, “It goes without saying that COVID-19 has delayed your Government’s agenda over the last year but with just under two years left in our term, we aim to make up for lost opportunities and to make up ground.”

The Leader of Government Business said that his administration is presently reviewing its progress over the past 26 months and matching it back to the commitments made in the original 2019 manifesto.


Gov't reviewing at progress over past 26 months - Premier


The Leader of Government Business said that his administration is presently reviewing its progress over the past 26 months and matching it back to the commitments made in the original 2019 manifesto.

“We are aiming to develop a revised manifesto to help us to zero in on targets for the 22 months ahead, and to ensure that despite the COVID-19 disruption, you get value for your vote.”

He said the target date for the revised manifesto in electronic form is June 2021, with the aim of informing persons so that they can prepare and position themselves for new opportunities.

“My Virgin Islands people, I must tell you that I am very proud of how we have conducted ourselves as a Territory, as a People and as a community in the face of recent challenges such as Irma and COVID-19. Virgin Islanders may get knocked off our feet or pushed back, but we do not stay down,” Hon Fahie said.

Some persons always 'Looking to find fault' - Premier


The Premier reminded, however, that despite the strides made by his government in managing the pandemic and associated challenges, some persons are only looking to find fault.

“There are those who for their own reasons will not see and speak of the rose, but only the thorns; always looking to find fault and to criticize us. And while there is always constructive criticism, they do it without care for how it damages our Territory’s image,” Premier Fahie said.

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