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Fake News: No current elected officials arrested in regards to CoI

Fake News: No current elected officials arrested in regards to CoI

The Territory is hot with erroneous information that two current elected officials, along with other residents, have been taken into police custody over the controversial Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report, which many have dubbed a witch-hunt.
The CoI report has found no widespread corruption in the British Overseas Territory.

Our news centre can confirm that none of the 12 current elected members of the House of Assembly (HoA) have been arrested or even questioned by the all-white UK Police officers roaming throughout the Territory.

However, we can confirm that a senior civil servant has been taken in for questioning into ongoing investigations.

Is it an attempt to destabilise?

The CoI, which many residents have already claimed was one-sided, had excluded Governor John J. Rankin’s portfolios, which include the police, courts, and the civil service. The police force is headed by a UK National, Mark Collins.

Many see the constant misinformation peddled by some so-called media as an attempt by the Governor and his allies, the UK police officers, to destabilise the Virgin Islands and find a way to postpone the 2023 general elections.

Many are calling for the Governor’s Office, though the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO), to be audited going back to the former Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert and for an investigation to be launched into both governors’ activities, along with that of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force.

We will bring you more as this story develops.

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