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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 will guarantee full confidentiality.

A recent statement from the Secretary of the COI, Steven Chandler revealed that the government had taken steps to facilitate the provision of information to the Commission.

“The Commissioner has been informed and welcomes that it is BVI government policy that all ministries, departments, statutory bodies and government-owned entities provide appropriate and timely cooperation with the Inquiry. He also understands that the Attorney General, assisted by Withers Solicitors, will coordinate the implementation of that policy.”

Nothing to prevent direct submission to COI

Although the policy is in place, Secretary Chandler said public officers will still have the right to submit their information directly to the Commission if it is their preferred choice of action.

“The Commissioner wants to reassure the population of the BVI, and its public officers in particular, that whatever mechanisms the government adopts to assist the Commission, there is nothing to prevent those in public office who have concerns from coming forward directly to the Commission. They have every right to do so, and if they do their information and input into the Inquiry will be kept strictly confidential,” he explained.

Mediums of submission

To assist with the confidential submission of all inquiries, the COI is asking all persons to submit their relevant concern to the Commission’s secure website portal www.bvi.public-inquiry.uk.

In addition to that website, the Commission has also provided other mediums that ensure a secure platform to share all information. These include, “a dedicated email address, a WhatsApp phone number for messages or audio/video calls, and a UK postal address”. These other mediums are also listed on the Commission’s official website.

As the information continues to be received by the COI, Secretary Chandler has indicated that over the next few months the Commission will be involved in collecting further information and documentation mainly from public officials. This includes elected and statutory officials.

 

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  1. SMI says:

    I Love It

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  2. Yes sir says:

    Send your info or complaint to the government and the Foy, Cline, Wheatley and the rest will hunt you down like a rabid dog. Send direct to the COI if you want it to get to them and without repercussions.

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    • @Yes sir says:

      Not sending info. to anyone… Those in Glass houses…

      If you think the UK isn’t corrupt, you haven’t looked hard enough

      …As public outrage grows over the billions of pounds of coronavirus contracts issued by the government without competition, it seems determined only to award more of them. Never mind that the consulting company Deloitte, whose personnel circulate in and out of government, has been strongly criticised for the disastrous system it devised to supply protective equipment to the NHS. It has now been granted a massive new contract to test the population for Covid-19.

      https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/10/uk-corrupt-nation-earth-brexit-money-laundering

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    • Sniffn says:

      Those boys were worried that UK was going to let Bobby get extradited……..Enough said!

  3. Hmmm lol says:

    Nothing is confidential.. people dying and no arrest .hmm shu the f. K up.. u all get people in danger….. I am keeping my job and life.

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  4. COI says:

    The AG will implement? How was she selected?

  5. Ok now says:

    Will this assist with the abuse of authority within the Post Office, like the gun threats and lies that took away my job? Let me know. Because I have plenty to send.

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