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Fraser, Turnbull and Penn open to forming coalition to unseat VIP


By Fitsroy Randall (BVI News) Despite their coy posture, members of the parliamentary Opposition indicated that they will be doing everything in their power to unseat the governing Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and form the next government of the Virgin Islands.

Speaking at a press conference held by Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition on Tuesday, April 12, senior legislator Julian Fraser likened the Andrew Fahie-led VIP administration to a dictator-styled government and said the territory is too small for that kind of governance.

He said this style of government is where every major decision happens on one side of the political table and there are no opposing voices.

“If you look at this Opposition we have right now, we have three political parties in the Opposition. The Leader of the Opposition [Marlon Penn] does not get his way. The Leader of the Opposition consults with us. What happens in the alternative is when the Premier decides and tells the others, you either say ‘yes’ or you walk and I don’t think that is the way a country should run anymore. I think we can do better,” the Third District Representative said.

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