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NBVI offers settlement in Hon. Fahie lawsuit appeal

First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie has agreed to negotiate what appeared as a generous but undisclosed settlement offer made by representatives of the National Bank of the Virgin Islands (NBVI), formerly Development Bank, following a hearing before the Court of Appeal today, April 30, 2014. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie has agreed to negotiate what appeared as a generous but undisclosed settlement offer made by representatives of the National Bank of the Virgin Islands (NBVI), formerly Development Bank, following a hearing before the Court of Appeal today, April 30, 2014.

High Court judge, Vicki Ann Ellis, previously ruled against a claim made by Hon. Fahie and Ms Petra Benjamin after a shooting incident which took place during an armed robbery at the Bank on August 15, 2007.

Justice Ellis ruled that Hon. Fahie and Ms Benjamin, who had both been injured in the incident, pay the Bank’s court costs of $7500 after thier claim had been thrown out. 

Attorney Paul Webster, QC represented the NBVI’s interest in the matter.

Justice Davidson Baptiste announced that the appeal against the High Court decision was withdrawn and that there will be no order as to costs incurred by either party.

Afterwards, Hon. Fahie told reporters that there was no specific offer made by the NBVI and added that attorneys for the two sides needed to work out logistics. His decision to agree to a settlement offer, he related, was based on the advice of his attorney, Mr Terrence Neale of McW Todman and Co.

Hon. Fahie stated that he did not see the offer as any sort of victory and noted that there was no sense of vindication involved. He offered that it showed a respect for the judicial system and said the law took its course. “The best decision has been made by all parties and I respect that at the end of the day,” Hon. Fahie stated.

According to the legislator, there is no sense of victory when one is carrying around elements of the past in their body for life, “there is never a true victory other than to thank God for life,” he said, “some of the [bullet] fragments will remain with me for life and with [Ms Benjamin] so this is not a victory to be out shouting hurrah, hurrah.”

Hon. Fahie also agreed that although the concept was not popular with Police Officers and within certain spheres in the Territory, once they are trained then officers should be armed to act as a deterrent to the prevention of similar crimes. “I do feel that at least some of them should have or carry firearms,” he stated.

18 Responses to “NBVI offers settlement in Hon. Fahie lawsuit appeal”

  • more money (30/04/2014, 14:16) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    So he and jw going be sitting pretty well
  • ooooo (30/04/2014, 14:34) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    andrew and willock smiling all the way to the bank because the government cow
  • God child (30/04/2014, 15:20) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fahie Just thank god for your life
  • virgin gorda (30/04/2014, 15:58) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Andrew you got money now to run the vip
  • qc (30/04/2014, 16:13) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    fahie for VIP leader
  • under the bus (30/04/2014, 16:26) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Mr. Fahie when you get back in they can't say you did not come in with $$$$$$
  • zoe (30/04/2014, 16:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    i confused with this if the back won the first round while will they settle
  • pp (30/04/2014, 21:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    not back is bank
  • vex (30/04/2014, 23:31) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    “I don’t want people to think Andrew is doing this for fame
  • @@@@@@@ (30/04/2014, 23:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh My Papa"
  • congress (01/05/2014, 07:13) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good luck Mr. Fahie god is a real and good god!!!
  • David (01/05/2014, 09:19) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    Always looking for the easy payout. This lawsuit is disgraceful and frivolous.
  • @David (01/05/2014, 09:32) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    People like you make the dog sick.
  • Shameful (01/05/2014, 10:24) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Money is the root
    • @shameful (01/05/2014, 16:26) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
      No it is not, you Jack. Try and get some and then blog about the difference in your life with it. Stop repeating bs that is written to keep you in poverty and slavery. Money is the way of earthly exixtance. Hope you experience it some day.
  • Hmmmmm (01/05/2014, 21:07) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Tell that to the lord when you the end is near
  • ABC (01/05/2014, 23:04) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Only in the BVI. By the time the Government is finished settling with Bevis, the Mall lady, Willock and the Cookie Monster, the Government will be in debt up to its eye balls.
  • poor (02/05/2014, 22:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    them telling poor people you will always be poor,


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