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Archive for April, 2022

Premier Andrew Fahie in prison wear.

Premier Fahie appears in Miami court

Premier Andrew Fahie has now appeared in a Miami courtroom on charges related to conspiring to import cocaine and money laundering. He appeared via Zoom dressed in what appeared to be prison attire. According to international news agency Reuters, Fahie […]

by / on April 29, 2022 at 3:41 PM /
News of Premier Andrew Fahie's arrest in the Miami, USA has populated the world wide web.

Fahie breaks the internet while BVI gov’t seeks to avert UK direct rule

As the BVI government begins its fight to stave off a potential UK take-over, Premier Andrew Fahie, in a most dramatic fashion, has ‘broken the internet’ today, and has made the headlines of some of the biggest media outlets in […]

by / on April 29, 2022 at 1:28 PM /
COI findings: High likely serious dishonesty took place in gov’t

COI findings: High likely serious dishonesty took place in gov’t

The report from the Commission of Inquiry (COI) has “firmly” concluded that “there is not only information that serious dishonesty in relation to officials may have taken place here in recent years, but it is highly likely to have taken […]

by / on April 29, 2022 at 12:46 PM /
Flow Senior Retail Sales Associate, Alicia Stevens Modeste is pictured as she cut the ribbon for the opening of the new Flow Retail Store in Virgin Gorda on April 25, 2022 as Territorial At-Large Representative and Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Honourable Shereen Flax-Charles, and members of the Virgin Gorda Community and Flow BVI Team Members look on. (Photo Credit: Dame Peters/TFM)

Flow’s new retail store in VG to deliver ‘elevated experience’ for customers

Flow customers in the Virgin Gorda community can expect an elevated experience at the telecommunications provider’s newly opened Retail Store. Speaking at the April 25th opening and ribbon cutting event, Flow Country Manager, Ravindra Maywahlall said, “I take this opportunity […]

by / on April 29, 2022 at 12:03 PM /
Governor John Duncan

Suspension! COI recommends BVI gov’t stand down for two years!

Head of the now concluded Commission of Inquiry (COI), Sir Gary Hickinbottom has recommended that the BVI government cease to exist in its current format for at least two years. The recommendation is part of four overarching recommendations arising from […]

by / on April 29, 2022 at 11:09 AM /

We’re all shocked and embarrassed — Opposition Leader

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has counted himself among locals surprised and humiliated by reports of Premier Andrew Fahie and Ports Authority boss, Oleanvine Maynard’s arrest in the United States on drug and money laundering charges. He expressed those sentiments in […]

by / on April 29, 2022 at 9:48 AM /
File photo of Oleanvine Maynard and the minister responsible for Ports, Premier Andrew  Fahie. (GIS Photo)

‘He’s a crook sometimes’! Ports boss allegedly led Premier in drug plot

The BVI Ports Authority’s Managing Director Oleanvine Maynard allegedly played a key role in connecting Premier Andrew Fahie with a drug and money laundering plot that turned out to be a sting operation by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration […]

by / on April 29, 2022 at 8:02 AM /
Finance Minister Andrew Fahie

Fake drug busts, re-election funding alleged in Fahie’s trafficking plot

Premier Andrew Fahie allegedly agreed to a plot that would have involved fake/pre-planned drug seizures designed to divert suspicion away from himself in a drug and money laundering scheme, a criminal affidavit filed in the United States (US) has shown. […]

by / on April 29, 2022 at 7:38 AM /
Managing Director of the Ports Authority, Oleanvine Maynard with mascot for the the Authority's Pilot Port Education Programme, Andy the Anchor.

Son of Ports boss depicted as mastermind in alleged drug deal

Kadeem Maynard, son of the BVI Ports Authority Director, Oleanvine Maynard, has largely been depicted as a criminal mastermind in the drug and money laundering plot involving his mother and Premier Andrew Fahie. Kadeem, nicknamed ‘Blacka’ in a criminal affidavit […]

by / on April 29, 2022 at 6:22 AM /
Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley

Emergency meeting called after Fahie’s arrest

Acting Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has announced that there will be an emergency meeting between himself, Governor John Rankin and UK Overseas Territory Minister Amanda Milling tomorrow to discuss the circumstances surrounding Premier Andrew Fahie’s arrest this morning, April 28. […]

by / on April 28, 2022 at 7:17 PM /