Premier open to discussions with other legislators willing to switch
Premier Andrew Fahie is remaining tight-lipped on whether other Opposition legislators are expressing interest in joining the Virgin Islands Party (VIP).
Fahie, who is the VIP’s chairman, however, said he is open to entertaining discussions around the topic if others are interested in crossing the proverbial floor to join his administration.
“If anyone who feels in their heart that they could share in the vision for the territory and they feel that they can put away any differences and they want to sit down and talk with us -talk with me as the leader -and they are coming to add value and not coming to see what they can get personally, but come in the manner that Honourable Maduro-Caines have come and say, ‘look, I want to help, I come for the territory, it’s not an easy thing to do, but I come‘, as the leader, I will speak to them and speak to my colleagues and once they agree I’ll welcome them home,” Fahie said during a recent press conference.
The Premier continued: “So my answer is I cannot say that we have an open sepulture to say whosoever will may come. I don’t know if any speaking to me, they may be speaking to others, they may not be speaking to no one at all. What I am saying is in case they want to speak once they have oneness in mind, then we will be willing to listen.”
The conference was to announce that former National Democratic Party stalwart, Sixth District Representative Alvera Maduro-Caines was now with the VIP.