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Bad mindedness! Fraser scolds selfish scholarship recipients

Bad mindedness! Fraser scolds selfish scholarship recipients

Opposition Leader Julian Fraser has chided persons who received scholarships through district representatives but are now suggesting that the process should face closer scrutiny.
According to Fraser, some persons have been saying that legislators have been wasting the taxpayers’ money, but the Third District Representative pushed back on this.

“You didn’t know we were wasting government money when you took the scholarship to go to school. Now that you got the scholarship and educated, you’re coming back running your mouth,” Fraser said. “You got a scholarship but you don’t want anyone else to get anything else?”

Fraser described those traits as selfishness and bad mindedness. 

“They say bad mindedness is next to witchcraft. It’s the same thing with the Ellis Thomas Downs where people are there talking about compulsory acquisition – bad mindedness,“ Fraser argued.

Fraser previously clashed with former legislator and local cultural icon Eileene Parsons, who argued that the ongoing Ellis Thomas Downs land impasse should be resolved by forcefully taking the land from the owner. 

Parsons expressed that one of the land owners has been holding the territory hostage, preventing the much-loved and traditional sport of horseracing from being conducted at the BVI’s lone horse racing facility based in Fraser’s electoral district.

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley, after noting that the land owners drastically increased the rate for the lease, said his government will continue in negotiate with them to resolve the issue.
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