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Maynard’s sentencing shifted to April 26

Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Oleanvine Maynard.

The sentencing for Oleanvine Maynard, former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, has been postponed again and is now rescheduled for April 26 in a Miami court.

The postponement comes after she admitted guilt cocaine-related charges and agreed to testify against former Premier Andrew Fahie. Initially scheduled for August 21, 2023, the sentencing was postponed several times, mostly because of major delays in Fahie’s trial.

The cause of this latest delay is not immediately clear to our news centre.

Meanwhile, Mayndard’s plea agreement gives her a chance at a reduced sentence for her role in a Hollywood-style narcotics scheme that shook the territory in 2022.

Maynard was nabbed in Miami after she allegedly conspired with her son Kadeem Stephan Maynard and Fahie and agreed to allow large amounts of cocaine to pass through the BVI’s ports as part of a multi-million dollar deal the trio made with an informant of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), who was posing as a drug trafficker at the time.

Fahie’s sentencing date became questionable after an unprecedented post-verdict challenge arose upon his conviction on February 8.

Moments after Fahie was convicted, two jurors who agreed that Fahie was guilty of four counts of conspiracy communicated with the judge and indicated second thoughts about their verdicts, which initiated a rare conflict after the trial’s conclusion.

Judge Kathleen Williams later upheld the guilty verdicts handed down by the 12-member jury during the drug and money laundering trial of the former Premier.

Maynard’s son Kadeem was sentenced on November 20, 2023, to serve 57 months in prison after he pleaded guilty last year to a single count of conspiracy to import cocaine.

Fahie will be sentenced on April 29. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years up to life on the cocaine-import conspiracy conviction.


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  1. 3 years says:

    She will be rewarded

  2. maria louisa varlack says:

    i thought england, scotland, wales and ireland was a better form of government for the bvi. i thought the uk government was a better form of government for the bvi. i thought that great britain was a better country to govern the bvi. there is nothing in the bvi but drugs, guns, crime and mental and emotional and psychological illness in the bvi. where are bvi islanders going to turn to for help with uk government and uk citizenship. i thought that the politician in the uk were helping bvi islanders.

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  3. .. says:

    Free yo killer and the BVI going to see what happens

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  4. Kokane says:


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  5. Pack man says:

    Nyron make bail 30_06 for you

  6. resident says:

    hopefully she will use the tie in jail to repent her sins and work towards a better life

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  7. @Resident says:

    I totally agree with what has been said in this instance. She is a great person at heart but becomes delusional around large sums of money; however Premier Fahie is a hotmess.

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