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Inquiry Response Unit established to cooperate with COI

Inquiry Response Unit established to cooperate with COI

(Press Release from the Office of the Premier): Following the decision of the former Governor, His Excellency Augustus J U Jaspert, to institute a Commission of Inquiry (the “Inquiry“), the Government of the Virgin Islands established the Inquiry Response Unit […]

by / on February 22, 2021 at 7:54 AM /
Correspondence show that residents fear giving info to COI

Correspondence show that residents fear giving info to COI

The correspondence received by the Commission Of Inquiry (COI) so far shows that some residents are afraid of giving information to aid the investigation. That is the word from Secretary to the COI Steven Chandler, who BVI News asked to […]

by / on February 18, 2021 at 7:48 AM /
COI reassures public officers of option send info directly despite gov’t policy

COI reassures public officers of option send info directly despite gov’t policy

Despite the BVI government implementing a policy that will lawfully allow public servants to provide information to the Commission of Inquiry (COI), the COI is reminding government workers that they can still submit their information directly to the Commission which […]

by / on February 17, 2021 at 2:22 PM /
Commission of Inquiry undermines our human rights, says CSC

Commission of Inquiry undermines our human rights, says CSC

Political commentator and government consultant Claude Skelton Cline has described the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI) as undemocratic, adding that it “is not a good thing in any shape, form or fashion”. “It is a complete undermining of our human […]

by / on February 17, 2021 at 7:41 AM /
Outcome of BVI’s COI is fixed with one UK judge — Former TCI Premier

Outcome of BVI’s COI is fixed with one UK judge — Former TCI Premier

Former Premier of the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI), Michael Misick has questioned whether the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI) in the BVI will be fair since only a single judge was appointed to investigate allegations of government corruption in […]

by / on February 16, 2021 at 7:46 AM /
OPINION: Truth, reconciliation and the Commission of Inquiry

OPINION: Truth, reconciliation and the Commission of Inquiry

By Kedrick Malone, Contributor The apparently unprecedented events taking place in the world during our lifetime actually are not unprecedented in life, for there is nothing new under the sun.  What has been, willl be; and what will be has […]

by / on February 5, 2021 at 7:30 AM /
Residents cooperative, identified issues for COI to place focus

Residents cooperative, identified issues for COI to place focus

The Commissioner of Inquiry, Sir Gary Hickinbottom has deemed his first visit to the BVI “very productive”, adding that he received cooperative and constructive engagement from residents so far. Both Sir Gary and the Secretary to the Commission, Steven Chandler […]

by / on February 5, 2021 at 7:28 AM /
COI not about gov’t corruption! More to it than meets the eye

COI not about gov’t corruption! More to it than meets the eye

Premier Andrew Fahie has said the recently ordered Commission of Inquiry (COI) is not solely about determining whether the BVI’s government is corrupt. He said he believes it is a veiled public statement that the territory will always need external […]

by / on February 2, 2021 at 7:35 AM /
Sir Gary visiting sister islands for 1-on-1 meetings with residents today

Sir Gary visiting sister islands for 1-on-1 meetings with residents today

Commissioner of Inquiry, Sir Gary Hickinbottom will be visiting the territory’s sister islands today, Monday, February 1 to conduct a series of meetings with residents. Secretary of the Commission Steven Chandler said the “meetings can be one-to-one and held in […]

by / on February 1, 2021 at 7:25 AM /
Governor Rankin reiterates full support for Commission of Inquiry

Governor Rankin reiterates full support for Commission of Inquiry

The BVI’s new governor, John Rankin has reiterated his support for the Commission of Inquiry (COI) which seeks to investigate matters of political corruption in recent years. When past governor, Augustus Jaspert first announced the COI, he had stated that […]

by / on January 30, 2021 at 12:52 AM /