House of Assembly
Public Holidays
Release Date:
Friday, 23 December 2016 - 12:40pm

I am Andrew A. Fahie, First District Representative,  Member of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party. On behalf of my family and I, I take this opportunity to wish everyone Happy Holidays,  God's Blessings and a Prosperous 2017 where it will be a time of challenge but moreso a time of restoration in many respect.

I say thank you to ALL public officers, all persons in the private sector, all seniors, students and youths overall for ensuring that despite the challenges in 2016 we were able to weather the storm and for the most part turn those challenges into opportunities. As a people we must continue to concentrate and build on those areas that we have in common because truth be told, we have more things that unite us as a people than what divides us.

 I am confident that during this Holiday season and during 2017, once we continue to trust more in the GOD of our forefathers, then our best days in these beautiful Virgin Islands will not be our yesterdays but rather our tomorrows. Together we will build a better Virgin Islands for ALL. I encourage each of us to keep our eyes laser focused on the windshield of our lives rather than on the rear view mirror because there is more ahead of us than what is behind. Restoration of hope, a strong economy,  transparency,  confidence in leaders, accountability,  good governance and a Virgin Islands that puts its people first is right around the corner in 2017.

Together we will rise again in these beautiful Virgin Islands because success is in our DNA as Virgin Islanders. I welcome all visitors to our shores this Holliday Season and I also wish each of you and your family the best. This Holiday Season let us also take time to bring joy to those that are less fortunate than we are and to bring hope to those that feel a sense of hopelessness. Remember that caring for our fellow men is also in our DNA as Virgin Islanders.

To my people of the First District I say a special Holiday greetings to each of you. The same I wish to all Virgin Islanders and persons that reside in these beautiful islands that we all call home. I employ each of us to release our hands and hearts from being full of the past so that they can be free to embrace the bright future that is to come to these beautiful Virgin Islands. Once again I say 

Happy Holidays, God's Blessings and a prosperous and God filled 2017.