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BVI not corrupt! Premier calls for retraction of ‘irresponsible’ claim

Premier Andrew Fahie in the House of Assembly on Thursday, April 25.

Labelling claims that the BVI is corrupt as an “irresponsible” assertion, Premier Andrew Fahie has called for a retraction of such statements.

Following the recent $250 million drug seizure that has implicated a local police officer, claims of corruption being present in the British Virgin Islands have been echoing in the territory. One of the persons who have come out publicly with that assertion is Governor Augustus Jaspert.

Premier Andrew Fahie took time during his Budget Address on Thursday to fire back at such claims, stating that the negative narrative is from persons who have a hidden agenda.

“This latest bust does not show that our system is corrupt, but rather it shows that our system and our officers stand up for what is right. So I am calling all those with hidden agendas, who are in covert ways trying many different strategies and using vulnerable opportunities to prevent the Virgin Islands from truly achieving the mandate given by the United Nations in Article 73 of the UN Charter for former colonies to become self-governing, to go and erase the irresponsible labelling of the BVI’s system and our people as corrupt,” Fahie said.

“This irresponsible statement must be retracted as it is a well-calculated attempt to try to stain the good name of the many hardworking law-abiding citizens, the local law enforcement agencies, and this BVI LOVE economy,” he added.

Negative comments took away from real message

Premier Fahie said the negative comments took away from the real message that should have been broadcast from the quarter-billion-dollar drug seizure — the largest ever in a British Overseas Territory.

He said the takeaway ought to have been that local law enforcement agencies can handle crimes of that magnitude.

“Their actions show that we have zero tolerance for any form of crime, and I thank our local law enforcement agencies for demonstrating to the world that in this country, the Virgin Islands, our systems work and add value and protection to the global economy and its fight against illegal activities,” Fahie stated.

“It is important to note that there will always be negative elements in each law enforcement agency in the world and even in communities, but let us not lose sight that a huge majority of our law enforcement agencies and our community are people with high integrity,” he added.

Premier does not condone crime and violence

The Premier also made it clear that he does not condone any wrongdoing or lawbreaking in the BVI.

He said: “I am not proud of the latest crime reports, including the shootings which my government and I denounce, and I say condolences to all those who have been affected in some way or the other by what has happened.”

Governor believes pockets of corruption exists

Meanwhile, during Tuesday’s joint media conference with Governor Augustus Jaspert and Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews, the governor said the 2,300-kilo cocaine haul proved that pockets of corruption not only exist in the territory but may be contributing to other major undetected illegal activities.

He said that major concerns regarding the security of the territory’s borders and its vulnerability to drug smuggling had increased following the bust.

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  1. Ha Ha Ha says:

    Ha Ha Ha

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    • Hmmm says:

      Foy you are a b****on. You come out with the budget and then try to deflect with airport expansion and cruise dock expansion. Do you really think everyone is as d*** as you? On one hand there is a $60 million and more like a $100 million dollar deficit and you are going to spend $300 million on projects? From where? Stop your deflecting and stand up to your own in********ce. As far as the corruption, it is far and deep and everyone knows of it. It’s just a question of how the UK will deal with it. The drug bust just brought it to light but the real corruption lies with the po*******ns and cronies. The people who have become wealthy for no apparent reason other than the wield power. If you weren’t i******d you should have stood up next to the Governor and said that you would work together to weed the corruption out of the Territory. You are … with that wiesel and clown the B***op. You are truly a waste of …

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    • Shakespeare says:

      Me thinks he doth protest too much.

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    • @ Ha Ha Ha says:

      Is it Election time yet…this government is a set of under—-d, r—t, wolves in sheep clothing who every month think Psalm 91 going help them.

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    • Bones says:

      Fahie is a l**r. That d** s*** cannot be trusted.

    • @ha ha ha says:

      That w***ed s**ofab***h like he licensed to blurt any fcvvk. He can say anything he want until his a** come out office. The d*****or soothing his c*****t mind. What a big fat l**.

    • Curly says:

      These sort of comments are the sort of thing you would hear from Trump.
      The absolute fact is that the UK is not interested in taking back the BVI and would gladly hand it back to the people but they just can’t or won’t unless BVI is entirely ready.
      The UK is willing to help for free in terms of border security, good clean governance, loan guarantees, etc etc. yet politicians spread fake news about the governor and the UK when really the focus should be on the ones who scream WOLF.
      The one thing holding back the BVI becoming independent is PRIDE and FRUSTRATION that the UK won’t bend to the people who yell WOLF the loudest. Try working with the UK and the governor and guess what…..it will show a country with the right mindset, maturity and ready for independence.
      I had so much excitement and anticipation for this government, sadly they have chosen the way of toddler tantrums instead of asking the UK to help them prepare for independence like grownups.

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  2. Expats says:

    Bvi is not corrupt
    … are making it corrupt
    … are making it irresponsible
    Sit and think
    You claim that you’re a man of god
    But ppl are not seeing it that way
    You can mostly pass a as the man of the d***l
    Your own ppl are suffering
    Your own ppl can’t wait to vote you out
    Your own ppl sorry the put you there
    So yh you’re a very c*****t and ir**********e man
    The ppl I work for are BVI Islanders and the use to like you but them the h*** you
    That is not good at all

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    • @Expats says:

      YOU ARE 100% CORRECT. HIS OWN PEOPLE IS DEVELOPING A DISLIKE FOR THE PREMIER AND IS PLANNING TO GET RID OF HIM NEXT ELECTION. THAT CHECK IS ALREADY SIGNED AND WAITING FOR ELECTION DAY TO BE APPROVED BY THE PEOPLE. THE WAY THINGS IS GOING, THE PREMIER POPULARITY HAS DROPPED TO A RECORD LOW. THE PEOPLE NO LONGER CARES FOR THE PREMIER AND WANT HIM OUT OF OFFICE ASAP.

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  3. Ning says:

    Honourable, you’re right – the Governor should retract the original statement because it was far from complete. It should have included incompetent, clueless, and devoid of vision in addition to being CORRUPT.

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    • @Ning says:

      Your comment is a classic, lol but spot on….

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    • @Ning says:

      Ning, Inger gon sue you. Tis she use he name firs then you jump pun it Hehee

    • Oh really says:

      But yet you are here. Yet you make a living here. Yet you are afraid to head back to your home country. Yet your standard of living is best here.

      Jealous and hateful much I see.

      Some of you come on here and swear you come from these perfect countries with no crime and corruption. Thank God a lot of us travel and read the news. Go away with you nonsense.

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    • @Ning says:

      Bet yo donn even know who Ning or Inger were, but you there coopting dem name becaw somebody happen to use it, you saw it and like it..Hare when people do that. Shows lack of mental creativity and a natural inclination to take what isn’t theirs.

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      • Ning says:

        You need to shut your ignorant mouth! Every day I would see him on the road when I go to school, crazy in his dark glasses, but kind if you talked to him. Herman too! It’s a sick and disgusting example of how the BVI does not give a damn about the mentally ill and just leave them to walk the streets because many ignorants (such as yourself) thought them possessed!

        So before you open your mouth (or type your blog) to erase all doubt on your idiocy, think twice and stop assuming that those that speak fact are angry and know nothing! Let alone use a name they know nothing about!

        So do us all a favour and shut your clam hole!

  4. Mad Max says:

    Is the Premier s*****? I am beginning to wonder. Does he just read headlines?

    He is also clearly using his consultants to spread an agenda OR being led by his consultants. Which one?

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    • @Mad Max says:

      You can blog under many names. More are with the Premier than against. The Governor and Commissioner was wrong how they handled the information and it needs to be retracted.

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      • @ "@Mad Max" says:

        Let me make something clear to you. THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE COMMON SENSE AND DON’T KISS BEHINDS IN THE BVI DO NOT STAND WITH THE PREMIER AND HIS HIDDEN AGENDAS AND WE ARE THE SAME PEOPLE THAT MADE THE MISTAKE OF VOTING HE AND HIS PARTY IN.

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      • Mad Max says:

        Nope just use this name. Maybe a lot of people are thinking the same way!

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  5. One eye king says:

    He should retract that statement because it’s not the whole BVI. It’s mainly the same one who talking now – the one eye king.

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  6. lol says:

    How did that much drugs enter the Territory undetected with all of the restrictions and border closures?

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    • We In Werouble says:

      Some years ago. more like 12-15, a high ranking policeman during a Drug Bust, involving a shoot out lost an eye from gun shot wound. The site was in the area where Delta, (Pasea) is now located. In 1992 or 93, (30 years ago), the bodies of 2 young men, Bvi-Islanders were discovered somewhere in the Mount Sage area of Tortola, with their bodies riddled from military style gun shots. A third man would also have been slaughtered but suddenly becoming suspicious, backed out from going on what was supposed to be a ride and meeting.
      It is no secret that BVI is recognized as a transhipment venue.
      What the governor postulated during his press conference is that the smuggling of drugs, particularly the size/quantity at this time with borders closed, is happening with the help and assistance of others, (greed and corruption).
      In America Donald Trump lost the election primarily due to his mishandling of the Covid19 pandemic; which in his own words he “Played It Down”, not wanting to alarm the population. There is no reason for the governor or the government to play down the the problem of guns, drugs and corruption in “Nature’s Little Secrets”

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  7. Stop Tickling me!! says:

    What a laugh! Are you seriously upset that the BVI is being called corrupt? Ahahhahahahhahahaha

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  8. DryCrix says:

    Nah, Nah. What was missing in that statement was your name.A.*.*.*.E.W FOH.

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  9. Jay says:

    Sigh… Sometimes I think that Hon. Fahie really believes the things he says. Why as of late is every statement made about our shortcomings, a calculated effort? What seems to me to be calculated is the Premier’s agenda to create division between the government and the crown. We’re not falling for it. And OKAY fine, we may not have an insurmountable corruption problem of the magnitude you may find in other countries, but how can you with a clear conscience say we don’t have a corruption problem? The mere fact that a police officer was involved says enough. It is this type of denial that prevents the BVI people from supporting an independence agenda. Our leaders cannot be trusted to take accountability when it really counts. There is corruption in our police system, our public sector, the judicial system, the legislative system… Please wake up and/or stop trying to deflect from important issues that actually exist.

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  10. J says:

    I agree with the premier. The governor should have been more responsible with his choice of words.

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    • Forward ever Backward never says:

      @J
      I am a VIP member since inception and
      I support the governor statement 100%. There is so much corruption in this little place the stench is stifling. Fahie knows it too. Instead of being defensive he should be trying to curtail the corruptive practices. He always claiming to be a man of God, he is surrounded by men of God, so they can do something about corruption with all that Godliness.

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    • Machine says:

      Really 🤔🤔

  11. Goodness says:

    I am so disappointed in you Premier. And you were doing so good by keeping your mouth shut. Why now should you open your mouth to vomit such rubbish? You have just taken ten steps backwards with the push from Claud Skelton-Cline. Think Premier, think.

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  12. Chosen says:

    Yeah right so why some are asking questions trying to find out the exact position of the M/V midway alot of you in high places have to much to hide and cover up

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  13. Citizen says:

    Premier forgot to mention that all nations have some level of corruption. The BVI is not immune to this. Why didn’t the governor mention this? In the UK there is a greater amount of corruption and drug peddling done by those in position. Why didn’t the governor state that fact. These bright colored people make it seem as if their corruption is legal while others are not. Sick of this mentality. Governor their is also curruption in your homeland filled with your kind. Make note of that and proceed accordingly. Sick of you white folks acting like you have no issues of your own.

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    • @Citizen says:

      The difference is that in the UK they invent n manufacture things; and can earn a living even if corrupted. in Bvi we produce some fresh produce and must wait for Tourists to visit us and bring us sone Dough and the Trust companies; (both flimsy and fragile methods of growing an economy). Reason says Guns, Drugs n Corruption would destroy it all. Hence, the good book asks us to get rid of whatever is destroying us.

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  14. EU Citizen says:

    That statement really proves that it’s corrupt to the top.

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    • @EU CITIZEN says:

      See how INEPT AND D*** THE LEADER OF THE BVI IS? HIS STATEMENT SURE PROVES A LOT. HE WAS BETTER OFF NOT ISSUING THAT STATEMENT. OH, RIGHT, HIS CONSULTANT TOLD HIM IT WAS OKAY TO DO SO. WHAT THE PREMIER NEEDS TO DO IS WATCH THE PEOPLE IN HIS INNER CIRCLE. YOU CAN SEE A MAN’S FACE BUT YOU SURE CAN’T SEE HIS TRUE HEART. SOME WILL EAT AND DRINK WITH YOU AT THE TABLE WHILE PLOTTING YOUR DOWNFALL.

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  15. Come onnnnn says:

    Even the STRAYS ON THE ISLAND KNOWS THERE IS CORRUPTION IN THE BVI. PLEASE DON’T TRY TO HONEY COAT ANYTHING.

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    • @Come onnnnn says:

      The Corruption heads are the ones in Politics. They are the dangerous ones. The big drug and money laundering bust is going to EXPOSED EVERYONE FROM GOVERNMENT TO THE LITTLE DIME BAG SELLING BOY ON THE CORNER. HEARD FROM A VERY RELIABLE SOURSE THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE IS RUNNING SCARED. MY THING IS SOME PEOPLE DON’T MAKE ENOUGH MONEY ON THERE JOBS AND YET THEY ARE RIDING AROUND IN LUXARY CARS AND HAVE MINI MANSIONS SITTING ON THE HILL. FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL UK. THE GOVERNMENT IS THE HEAD OF CORRUPTION IN THE BVI.

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  16. Patriotic bvi says:

    Yes mr.fahie you and your government are co******d.

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  17. Bvi says:

    You and skelton cline is c********.

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  18. Reply says:

    Interesting. Didn’t this same Premier while Opposition Leader said the NDP was corrupt? Now that the shoe is on the other foot, he now talks about “irresponsible” claims of corruption.

    It was “irresponsible” when he leveled the charge against the previous government, so as far as I am concern the Premier has not credibility when it comes to leveling/defending charges of corruption.

    Clearly, there is some sort of corruption when so much drugs was apparently being ran by former police officers. Who thinks they acted alone? Please.

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  19. We need says:

    We need A EX RUSSIAN COMMANDER TO RUN THE PRISON SYSTEM AND A EX RUSSIAN COMMANDER TO RUN THE POLICE FORCE.

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  20. Styles says:

    Hey Big Guy

    There was a cop arrested. How can you claim the cops stand up for what is right?

    Why again didn’t you want a military ship to assist?

    Why again did you start with the stamp duty exemption for belongers as “stimulus”?

    Why again did you l** and flip flop through your plans the last few months?

    Not a hint of corruption right?

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  21. Lmao says:

    Retraction from telling the TRUTH? We the PEOPLE DID NOT SEE ANY RETRACTION WHEN YOU AND YOUR CONSULTANT WROTE THE CUT THROAT LETTER TO THE UK STABBING THE GOVERNOR IN HIS BACK. RETRACTION OR NOT YOUR CARDS HAVE BEEN PEEPED. THE BVI IS AND HAS BEEN CORRUPT FOR THE LONGEST. SEND IN SCOTLAND YARD.

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  22. BVI ON FIRE says:

    POLITICAL FIGURES, LAWYERS, CUSTOMS AND POLICE IS PART OF THE CORRUPTION SYSTEM IN THE BVI. THE ABOVE MENTIONED IS WORSE AND MORE STINK THAN A PIECE OF STUCK DOG POOP UNDER THE SOLE OF MY SHOES.

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  23. Bree says:

    Hon. Premier:

    Sorry to bust your bubble but we are corrupt. To believe otherwise is delusional. The good book says if we deceive ourselves by denying sin then the truth is not in us. Premier once again there is corruption in this country. You and I may not know of it right now but its there waiting to be exposed.

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  24. What!!! says:

    How could such a good “christian” community be corrupt??????

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  25. Lol says:

    Mr. Fahie reminds me more and more of Mr. Trump. So unself aware and de******al it’s not even funny anymore.

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  26. Lion King says:

    Everywhere has its share of corruption and the BVI is no exception.
    We see it almost everyday in some small shape or form. Sometimes this is encouraged when it benefits an individual or company. We label some government officials as corrupt which can be identified time after time but what about you the people that condone and sometimes encourage this behavior?
    This administration has its share very early as scandals started to surface. The same people making under the table deals talk alot, to their other friends, their side chick’s who might have a side chick also and so on. Really in the BVI people just can’t keep their mouth shut for investigators that can be a good thing for those doing wrong not so much.
    This administration hired a few persons who have served time in prison for misappropriation of government funds, stealing amongst other things. These persons or person should not be I repeat not be holiday such post in any government or partial government organization, that says alot. The only agenda here is what has been laid before the people. The evidence are allover the internet just do a Google search for yourself. There are other qualified persons with clea. Track records but we keep recycling criminals in the system no matter which party is in. I think enough is enough of this nonsense. stop and think for a bit a future so divided, rich, poor and the elite few who has exception from law and order.

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  27. To citizen says:

    Go get an education

  28. Okay says:

    Start with the PORTS, PUT A CARGO X-RAY MACHINE IN PORTS AND SEND EVERY PIECE OF CARGO THROUGH THE MACHINE AND YOU WILL SEE HOW MANY VEHICLES, FURNITURE ETC IS STUFFED WITH DRUGS AND GUNS BROKEN DOWN THAT IS ASSEMBLED IN THE BVI. THAT COUCH THAT YOU ARE SITTING ON IN YOUR LIVING ROOM MIGHT HAVE CAME IN STUFFED WITH GUNS AND DRUGS. THAT CAR YOU DRIVING AROUND IN MIGHT HAVE CAME IN STUFFED WITH GUNS AND DRUGS.

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  29. Anonymous says:

    “We’re supposed to be at people’s beck and call when they want us to entertain them, or make them some kind of money.
    But if we ask for being autonomously wealthy on our own…all a sudden everyone has a hissy fit”

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  30. sunnyday says:

    Are you trying to convince yourself Premier

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  31. irresponsible Gov says:

    As I read these comments it shows me that people on this blog only see the present small picture.

    The governor labeling us as corrupt is a tear in the fabric of the whole BVI and anything it stands for.

    Don’t be fooled the governor has an agenda to try and assist in breaking down of integrity of the entire BVI. Thus making it easier for outside powers to come in and try to gain authority.

    If yall cant see what the governor is trying to do then yall need to open yall eyes

    I’m with the premiere all the way the governor needs to retract that statement cause that statement puts the integrity of all entities and systems in the BVI in peril of being viewed as corrupt and that is not a view that anyone in the BVI should be wanting so that statement should be retracted.

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    • Lion King says:

      If this is the case and the Governor has an agenda, Then the sitting Government should try their very best to not give them any reason to try to come in and take over. As I mentioned before not one country is squeaky clean and the UK is no exception either but if the head person in charge of the sitting government continues down this path then what other choice is there?
      Again the person in charge surrounds himself with known….c.i.i.a.s. This is very alarming, you are known by the company you keep and people are not as stupid as your think, some are paid off yes but not stupid. These people in your circle continue to exploit the countries purse for their own personal gain. These people are heartless, persons are really struggling here and this seem nonsense continues. When a party changes and the money runs out some of these leeches latch on the another politician.
      Politicians continue to send our citizens to steal, prostitute or do illegal activities.

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    • Listen! says:

      Take several seats!

      There is corruption in the BVI and it is systemic!

      That means that the problem is so bad that the whole thing has to be torn down and cut out from the inside.

      where is the inside? well its Government dear. This thing has to have cross departmental help. Do you know what it takes to ship into a place cocaine packets worth 250 Million dollars and nobody saw? It takes a team. It takes people far and high enough into the departments and organizations for them to have the authority to deny the inspection of whatever vessel brought it here.

      What integrity? Do not follow a person for the sake of following a person, follow a person because they are a good leader.

      People overlooking the obvious is the reason why bad things continue.

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  32. Rubber Duck says:

    Bears do not defecate in the woods. The Pope is a Protestant.
    Dolly Parton does not sleep on her back.

    You tell em Andy.

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  33. The Judge says:

    Judging from all the above comments which if taken into evidence; none but one comment favouring the courrptness of this Territory, I therefore rule that the BVI is heavily corrupted and it starts from the TOP down….. don’t say I say …thats what the comments say.

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  34. Big Bo Bo says:

    FOY, you were better off keeping your mouth shut. Damn man, that statement says a whole lot. THERE IS BIG CORRUPTION IN THE BVI. I THINK YOU SHOULD BE THE ONE TO RETRACT YOUR STATEMENT.

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  35. Vg man says:

    Places don’t be corrupt.Greedy humans do!

  36. Retract What? says:

    Retract what. You were the same one saying that the NDP is the most Corrupt government in BVI history. Will you retract that statement Andrew? One termer.

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  37. fisherman says:

    “my fish aint stink”

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  38. the damage already done says:

    You will never see a fowl @$$ until the wind blows

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  39. pope paulie says:

    There are two type of people in the BVI. One those who are corrupt and Two those waiting to be corrupt. No middle.

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    • @pope paulie says:

      Sorry. There is a third type, of which I am a member. I am fighting and duking it out with the devil each day in avoiding the ugly things of this world, like fast money, the main reason that breeds corruption. I am a member of the Heaven Bound Crew. God help me, I will make it. No corruption here.

  40. V says:

    This Premier cannot see pass his nose, this kind of operation and he cannot see corruption???Who put this kid in there maan???

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  41. vip heckler says:

    Fahie said that he was going to put a stop to corruption when he was in the opposition. He also said that the NDP was the most corrupted government in the caribbean

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  42. Retraction says:

    The governor clearly and accurately said that the drug bust show that there are pockets of corruption in the society because there clearly must have been some level of collusion with such a large quantity of drugs. Every country have some level of corruption bar none.

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  43. Haha says:

    The British Virgin Islands is very much corrupted. From the policy maker to the enforcers. So go strengthen you covid plans and stop wasting trying to spin the truth. Small and corrupt.

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  44. .... says:

    “I am calling all those with hidden agendas, who are in covert ways trying many different strategies and using vulnerable opportunities to prevent the Virgin Islands from truly achieving”

    Drug bust occur world wide with real organized gangs commonplace in other ‘civilized’ countries.

    Criminals are everywhere and in the global perspective it is highly irresponsible to label this place out of all others as corrupt.

    I am glad the Premier is vigilant & steadfast while I do not agree with every move we need someone in charge with the best interest of the territory and no naivety as to the history of our people and challenges we face moving forward.

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    • Translation says:

      @…
      Switch the crime and your comment would offer a very strange defence. It would also reflect a lot about local attitudes to right and wrong, and the dangers of stupid blind nationalism.

      Let’s say this comment was about a different disgusting crime. eg child abuse. Switch that into your comment instead, just to see what happens:

      “child abuse occurs worldwide with real organised groups of child abusers in every country.
      Paedophiles are everywhere and in the global perspective it is highly irresponsible to label this place, out of all others, as having child abusers.
      I am glad the Premier is vigilant and steadfast while … we need someone in charge with the best interests of the territory ….”

      Translation: There is child abuse in other places, too, so it is wrong to point out that it happens in the BVI. Because it happens in many other places, the child abuse happening in our territory should not be of interest to anyone.
      I am a BVIslander so I like this leader. He was born in the same place as me so I don’t care what he does.
      Therefore, I like child abuse being in our territory and I resent you for pointing out that we have it.

  45. Heckler says:

    How long this pinocchio man nose will get buddy?

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  46. 1st district says:

    And I will Hoff and puff and blow your house down. What a shame on my vote!!

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  47. Correction says:

    The BVI isn’t corrupt, the L****rs are.

  48. Laughable says:

    The truth is an offense, but it’s not a sin.

  49. Integrity legislation says:

    Good to hear that the BVI of not corrupt. Then pass integrity legislation for all politicians, civil servants, the judiciary, and all quasi-governmental personnel.

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  50. Doh says:

    The r**gl**der of corruption.

    BVI

    Brainless
    Vacuous
    Inept

  51. Anonymous says:

    what y’all fail to see is that the governor is alluding that the BVI is corrupt. And as a leader of the BVI Andrew fahie is defending the integrity of the entire bvi and I commend him for that.

    Let me ask this question.. if you live in a large extended family househoold and your brother, sister or cousin commits a crime would you label your whole famy as criminals?

    I will answer for you… No you would not.

    Believe my words if.the governor pushes corrupt BVI label… that’s just his stepping stone towards UK control of the BVI 。。。。。 。,。.

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  52. Anonymous says:

    what y’all fail to see is that the governor is alluding that the BVI is corrupt. And as a leader of the BVI Andrew fahie is defending the integrity of the entire bvi and I commend him for that.

    Let me ask this question.. if you live in a large extended family househoold and your brother, sister or cousin commits a crime would you label your whole famy as criminals?

    I will answer for you… No you would not.

    Believe my words if.the governor pushes corrupt BVI label… that’s just his stepping stone towards what the UK wants which is control of the BVI.

    Please have an open and think.

    Look at the Bill’s like the one for medical marijuana which will generate income for the bvi…. he has not assent it yet. why do people think.that is? because if we are able to.generate the proposed income.that puts us on a better financial footing and the UK.does not want that

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    • @Anonymous says:

      Please do not allow Hon. Fahie’s emotional tactics to influence your thoughts. The governor said that there are pockets of corruption. Since you want to talk about semantics, to say that there are pockets is hardly insinuating that the entire country is corrupt. It means that we know where said pockets are and should do what we must to close them. Simple. Really try to exercise some objectivity as you read the news, and identify when manipulation might be present. As far as the medical marijuana bill goes, what sense does it make that we will have farmers cultivating the product and other personnel handling distribution for export, while the “drug” is still criminalized for locals? 1. It’s unfair and unbalanced 2. Sooner or later there will be holes through which the drug will seep out before export. The governor is using his brain. The bill needs to be revised. This has nothing to do with divisiveness.

      • Hmm says:

        . Adults are allowed 1 gram and Self declared therapeutic users are allowed 50 grams. By a doctors prescription the upper limit is left to the doctor to decide upon. This opens the way for medical/therapeutic tourism and gives access to residents with limits to the amount that is legal to possess.

    • Corruption Hell yes! says:

      No Corruption in BVI? Only if all eyes are closed. The said premier had Body Guards for almost a year since the election. He was also shot at while at National Bank some years ago. A former Chief minister was robbed in his house and and left tied up. Several murders remain unsolved for many years without anyone offering any information. A former Speak of the House was called on to resign his post during the 1990s because he was (renting a floor of his building to the government; but today 4 members of government are either doing business with the government or allowed to work and compete in the private sector. Of course there’s a reason why the lady who ran in the *th with the VIP in 2007 and helped the party to win 11 of the 13 seats, but was made a one-timer when she ran again in 2011 and has been running as an independent since, (but not winning)

  53. Agree says:

    The premier needs to leave the Governor alone why didn’t he himself give a statement about the bust none of the high ranks leaders are speaking up because they sure no what’s going on and who endorse them when elections time is near and why they didn’t want to have the Uk ships in the water as it was blocking their additional income containers miss from off the ports where it protects by guard and moden technologies like really who do I all think your fool the 2 police that got caught was part of the fall back plan and yet u all want a local commissioner to head the police department that would be the worst decision every made. The Governor is in his right to say what he said but let Scotland Yard step in u will see all who get exposed BVI people look out for there own even if it’s wrong or it kills them why u think B**they couldn’t touch him because he took care of his own so they had to return the favor or be eligible to be exposed. It way bigger than all of us and we know it why do evidence go missing and police officers get break when the get caught why is it we don’t hear about the 3 other officers that was in a previous drug scandal.
    But the second a young man or woman get caught stealing it’s a big topic or Cauchy with some weed or something we all have something to say so why when it’s higher up the food chain we must stay quiet. Where is Cline on his talk show with a open platform to speak on these matter rather than try to blame the Governor for exposing the BVI for what it is Tortola is a storage unit for these drugs because they like easy money and hush money look the other way as they all it things we need to be vocal about.

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  54. The watchman says:

    All I would say if there are pockets of corruption in the BVI there is a whole suit of corruption in the UK.😳

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  55. Not corrupt? says:

    How can the man that has taken a*****age of the COVID pandemic claim there is no corruption? He has awarded contracts to friends to provide accommodation for those in quarantine, he has awarded contracts to colleagues to supply security for persons in quarantine, he has awarded contacts to friends to sit two barges (which have done nothing)in the channel between BVI and USVI, he has employed a consultant (at a hugely inflated price) who talks rubbish. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg, take a look at what is going on at Beef Islands and with the new Gambling legislation if you need further confirmation.

  56. Hmm says:

    What about operation Lucan the court case with those Dominican police officers was a fiasco. It’s just like the pier park, 7million for plane and wall. We will see if this case will just be another one that will be put on the shelf by Jasper.

  57. Bvi Electricity says:

    Here is another form of corruption and there is no one to appeal to. BVI ec decided to increase my deposit from $200 to $400. They have my email. My telephone number and my mail address but choose not yo inform me. After paying my bill my service was cut for nonpayment because they
    set the system to allocate my payment as as the deposit. Now who do i appeal to. This is corruption.

  58. What College you went too says:

    Do you need a college degree to define corruption …. Why did Tom say we can protect our borders ourselves ? Why did Tom say use barge to chase speed boats doing illegal activities ? Why did Tom say we can manage our own affairs ? Go down you will hear !!! More ting to come out . The sage just start . Ayo play with Jasper …..

  59. Norris Turnbull says:

    Andrew……please stop. Hoe the h**l you get your mouth fix to make such i****ant and immature statement? Geesz man.

  60. Hmm says:

    Water and sewerage cutting people water in this crises. Imagine some people not working since March and they doing this to them. Its corruption.

  61. Hmm says:

    I also hear rumers last year before eletion that a certain election member son was caught with ammunation and them illegal stuff but because of highly positioned parents i aint read about it in the news.had it been an expat hmm??

  62. No Corruption says:

    I have a few questions to ask,

    1. All these murders that’s gun related,what you think the reasoning behind it.

    2. Andrews why is it you are the only Premiere, that needs bodyguards.

    You know the old people have a saying, when you got COCO in the Sun you got to watch out for the rain.

    I am just saying. So if you want to continue with your straight face lies a wake up call for you, the people are sick and tired of your government. Trust me if the UK takes over they will not say anything because VIP or NDP is the same, and I think by now they clearly have a full understanding that none of your are capable of running this country. You probably good at running it into the ground with your corrupted greedy ways and don’t for a second think the people of the BVI don’t know.

  63. Warrant says:

    He needs bodyguard because he is l** and d***++ing .

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