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Sunday, Sep 19, 2021

Common Sense! CoI Hasn’t Found Corruption

Common Sense! CoI Hasn’t Found Corruption

Premier Andrew Fahie believes that the ongoing United Kingdom (UK)-led Commission of inquiry has so far found no practice of corruption in the BVI.
During a press conference held on Friday August 27, Hon. Fahie was questioned about his comments in a recent London newspaper that six months have passed and the CoI is yet to find any evidence of corruption. The Premier firmly said that his comments have nothing to do with assumption.

“I am not just assuming. There has been no information that shows any corruption,” he said.

He was then asked if this information was provided to him by the CoI given that the inquiry is still ongoing, and no final report has been done.

“We provided it to them…well not from them. Just common sense. If you have evidence of corruption you would..CoI,” Premier Fahie said.

The CoI was issued on 19 January 2021 to look into whether corruption, abuse of office or other serious dishonesty may have taken place amongst public, elected and statutory officials in recent years; and to make appropriate recommendations as to governance and the operation of the law enforcement and justice systems in the BVI.

Its sole commissioner is Sir Gary Hickinbottom. After taking a brief break the commission is set to restart its hearing next week Monday September 6.
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