British Virgin Islands

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

COI team returning next week as they consider holding hearings

COI team returning next week as they consider holding hearings

Head of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) Sir Gary Hickinbottom and his team will be returning to the BVI next week to continue with the information gathering stage of the inquiry.

The team that will join Sir Gary include COI Secretary Steven Chandler and Senior Solicitor to the COI, Andrew King.

The trio will be quarantined for 14 days on arrival.

As for what comes next, a media release from the COI on Monday said, “the Commissioner is currently considering holding preliminary hearings in the BVI in late April and early May, before the main oral hearings”.

“The Commissioner will publish rules to regulate the conduct and management of the COI’s hearings shortly,” the statement further said.

Over 100 requests for info sent

In the meantime, the COI has renewed its open invitation to anyone who believes they have information that may assist the Inquiry to immediately submit it through the inquiry’s secure website.

In addition to the website, persons can contact the COI through its secure email address (, OR through its WhatsApp phone number — +44 (0)7832 111254 — for messages or audio/video calls.

To date, the COI has sent more than 100 letters of request for information/documents to public officials, including elected and statutory officials.


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