Prime Minister Andrew Fahie argued that the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI) should not be seen as a hindrance for BVI residents.
The Prime Minister’s remarks took place last night, October 19, on the ruling Virgin Islands (VIP) party’s Let’s Talk radio show.
âWe’re going to get it right. We will continue to be better, âsaid Premier Fahie. âI think the IOC, when done in a transparent and accountable manner with a fair result, will help us become better. But that shouldn’t help us turn bitter in any way, it shouldn’t stop us from continuing to be more forward-thinking and forward with what we want to do with these Virgin Islands. “
In the recent past, the Prime Minister has insisted that the IOC has been shown much like a microscope on BVIs, but only pointing out the shortcomings of the territory, while simultaneously refusing to recognize its substantial growth and progress.
We’ve had our fair share of missteps, but so have others
And while acknowledging that the BVI has done their share of missteps, Prime Minister Fahie asked the question: “Which country has not stumbled here and there?”
He argued that anyone who seeks to point out your weaknesses probably sees your strengths more than you do, and suggested that the only obstacles the inhabitants of BVI can possibly have are those that its inhabitants impose on themselves and on each other.
According to the Prime Minister, the future of the BVI is in his hands.
He also said the territory needs to move constitutional talks forward into the 21st century and beyond, reflecting that he can run his own ship in a transparent and accountable manner.
I don’t just say things that people want to hear
Meanwhile, speaking directly to his own detractors, the Prime Minister has denied that he is inclined to say only things people want to hear.
” I do not do it. What I do for a living is try to stay positive. I’ve met enough negative people and they occupy this part of the stratosphere and I don’t need to take care of them, âPrime Minister Fahie said.
Exhaling more positivity, the prime minister said that problems are an inevitable part of life and people will always encounter struggles, but added that the strength comes from how these struggles are handled.
The PM said the BVIs are also successful and should not allow people to “only allow us to look at areas where we need to improve and not at the same time look at areas where we have been successful. “.
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