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Ex-Premier Andrew A. Fahie found guilty on all charges in Miami trial

-Remanded to prison with sentencing date set for April 29, 2024
Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that embattled Ex-Premier, Andrew A. Fahie has been found guilty of all charges in his high-profile drug trial that commended on Monday, January 29, 2024, in Miami Florida. Photo: Internet Source/File
Andrew A. Fahie was found guilty of conspiring with then Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard, and her son, Kadeem S. Maynard for amounts of cocaine to pass through the VI’s ports as part of a multi-million cocaine deal made with an informant of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), who was posing as a drug trafficker. Photo: VINO/File
Andrew A. Fahie was found guilty of conspiring with then Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard, and her son, Kadeem S. Maynard for amounts of cocaine to pass through the VI’s ports as part of a multi-million cocaine deal made with an informant of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), who was posing as a drug trafficker. Photo: VINO/File
MIAMI, Florida, USA – Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that embattled Ex-Premier, Andrew A. Fahie has been found guilty of all charges in his high-profile drug trial that commenced on Monday, January 29, 2024, in Miami Florida.

Fahie was charged with several counts of drug smuggling, money laundering, and racketeering, after he was arrested at a Miami Airport on April 28, 2022.

He was found guilty of conspiring with then Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard, and her son, Kadeem S. Maynard for amounts of cocaine to pass through the VI’s ports as part of a multi-million cocaine deal made with an informant of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), who was posing as a drug trafficker. 

On his arrest on April 28, 2022, Fahie was charged by the DEA and while the trial faced several delays since 2023, Fahie’s lawyers formed arguments that the then Premier may have been framed.

Sources told our newsroom that while Mr Fahie has already been remanded to prison, his sentencing date is set for April 29, 2024.

Our News Centre will bring more details as it becomes available. Fahie is now facing possible life imprisonment as a result of the charges brought against him.




156 Responses to “Ex-Premier Andrew A. Fahie found guilty on all charges in Miami trial”

  • wise up (08/02/2024, 19:37) Like (138) Dislike (6) Reply
    Hmmm,U can’t serve god and do evil at the same time me boyy it’s either.Every action has its consequences.
    • G***** S***** (08/02/2024, 20:29) Like (18) Dislike (115) Reply

      They a set him up

      • To G****S*** (08/02/2024, 21:44) Like (10) Dislike (17) Reply

        We are clear on that…

      • HMMM (09/02/2024, 05:52) Like (40) Dislike (1) Reply
        @G***** S*****
        ... he fell for it!
      • Medusa (09/02/2024, 10:12) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
        What they made him take the cash?
      • Arrion (09/02/2024, 21:04) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
        They cannot set a person up if they aren't crooked already. I could never be swept up in illegal things because that is not my lifestyle. So as much as he may have been entrapped by being greedy, he would not have been in the situation that he is if he wasn't that kind of person. Case closed.
    • God Will NOT Be Mocked!!!!!!! (09/02/2024, 07:42) Like (37) Dislike (1) Reply
      Stop acting like this just now start.


      “When Albion Hodge posted $500,000 to assist in Fahie’s release in June, the USVI and BVI businessman needed to convince the Florida judge that the money was not obtained by some criminal enterprise. Hodge, who runs a ferry service, stated, without further explanation, that he was not now nor had ever been married to Roxanne Sylvester. Hodge also said he was not the brother of Alvin Hodge — explaining to the court that Hodge was simply a very common BVI surname.

      Albion and Alvin Hodge were not strangers, however. In 2002, U.S. and BVI authorities started investigating questionable telecommunications contracts in the construction of the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport.

      A new company started by the Hodges, B&A Networking Services, was awarded a telecommunications contract despite the company having no experience or expertise in the field, investigators said. B&A Networking Services used a Banco Popular account in Tortola to collect close to $1.8 million, court records show. It was the same branch in which Sheila Fahie, Andrew Fahie’s wife, worked, investigators said.

      Investigators alleged the Road Town branch was a central setting in the scheme.

      Andrew Fahie, then the BVI’s 33-year-old Minister of Education and Culture, and his wife allegedly started receiving money from the B&A Network Services account and funneling it to Miami in a way that avoided detection.

      Prosecutors said in May 2001, the minister asked B&A Network Services to write a $70,000 check to a company called ADD Services, which was seeking a $50,000 loan. The extra $20,000 was given back to Fahie, according to court documents. ADD Services deposited the check in their Banco Popular account on May 28, 2001, and that same day withdrew $20,000, which was delivered to Fahie, court records show investigators alleged.

      A month later, prosecutors said, two more withdrawals of $10,000 came from the ADD Services account and were given to Fahie. In February 2002, he allegedly arranged for Sheila Fahie to give $50,000 to an ADD Services sister company, Crescent, for an investment that benefited an ADD Services official.

      While court records don’t explain exactly how the alleged scheme worked, they do show investigators claimed by April 2002, when BVI police started making arrests, that the Fahies were sneaking money to the U.S. mainland.

      International travelers to the United States carrying more than $10,000 must list it on their Customs Declaration Form. The Fahies allegedly used couriers to carry $9,000 each, then give it back in Miami. They repeated this in June and also sent themselves money via Western Union, court records show investigators alleged.

      In October 2003, the U.S. government started investigating the Fahies for money laundering.

      On Jan. 19, 2004, Albion Hodge, Bevis Sylvester, a budget coordinator, Berton Smith, a manager of the BVI government telephone services and Ludwis Allen Wheatley, the BVI’s financial secretary from 1998 until he was suspended from duties in March 2002, were sentenced after they pleaded guilty in a BVI court to deceptive business practices and related crimes. Hodge and Sylvester were sentenced to six months and fined. Wheatley and Smith were sentenced to nine months in prison and fined.

      In 2006, Wheatley and associate Wesley Penn lost an appeal to the United Kingdom’s Privy Council of their 2003 corruption convictions related to the airport. Wheatley had awarded contracts to Penn’s P&W Heavy Equipment and Accurate Construction, a company in which Wheatley had an undisclosed interest. It was not clear if P&W was meant to stand for “Penn and Wheatley.”

      It was also unclear if the investigation into the Fahies continued, if they were ever arrested before the alleged cocaine-smuggling plot, or if charges were ever leveled against Alvin Hodge, who continued to receive government contracts well after the B&A Network Services incident. A 2008 BVI Auditor General report listed Hodge as being paid $55,871.03 for road paving, fencing, and gut cleaning. The report begins with the motto “Towards Greater Accountability.”

      Pickering-Maynard had been the Ports Authority managing director since March 2021 after serving as deputy managing director from 2019. In 2015, she launched her unsuccessful bid to unseat Kedrick Pickering, who represented Tortola’s 7th District. She called herself the candidate for reform and action.

      In their evidence against Pickering-Maynard in the alleged cocaine-smuggling plot, U.S. prosecutors quoted an unnamed alleged international drug runner as saying he “owned” her.

      In a 2015 campaign post on social media, Pickering-Maynard said what people do behind closed doors represents their authentic selves.

      “They say that a person’s true character is expressed in those moments when no one is looking; when they feel comfortable enough to say whatever they want,” she wrote.”

      There’s that “B&A” Company name again:


      Mr. Hodge told the Court that he was and still is ‘part of a trucking company called Tattoo's Trucking’ but he emphasized that he was not a shareholder; that between his mechanical work and his trucking he earned an average of $5,000.00 per month. He was also ‘part of another Company, B & A which does not produce any dividends.’

      • Medusa (09/02/2024, 10:17) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        Wow? I never knew this. So he is lucky it may have been more than 1 charge then?
      • jack (09/02/2024, 11:42) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
        Interesting read indeed. Granny says what happens in darkness, comes to light.
    • Rubber Duck (09/02/2024, 09:24) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
      Quite a long gap to his sentencing. They will be sitting down with him now talking about how long his sentence might be. That will depend on what info he gives on the other conspirators who are still walking free.

      Government Official 1 for example.
      • Madea (09/02/2024, 10:20) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
        Well if he dishes dirt on the others in BVI or especially the South Americans he wont be in the Miami jail long.
      • Lilly (09/02/2024, 11:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Case done. They are going to review the law to determine his faith.
  • Deserved (08/02/2024, 19:37) Like (195) Dislike (22) Reply

    DEA, and The UK: Please, don't stop - There's a lot more crooks like Fahie in g*********t that need to be washed out!

    • herbs power (08/02/2024, 20:03) Like (12) Dislike (102) Reply
      @Deserved. You is a hater and living a salty life. Drink two glasses of sea water rite away. Loser.
    • Some good news. (08/02/2024, 20:31) Like (81) Dislike (8) Reply
      RS got away, Britain taking over. There are a few good news in the midst of it all. Hope Heritage and Tomm stop bullying Cindy who is making much more sense than them..Heritage is ignoring the facts and going on emotions in a bullying way...Hold on Cindy, don't give up, a lot of us with you...Hope they don't blame Ms Maynard because this man leave her to Rotten in a cold, uncomfortable, hostile prison cell while he home in his warm bed eating and drinking what he like with his family. She made the wise decision...Take responsibility
  • Margret Thatcher (08/02/2024, 19:40) Like (133) Dislike (24) Reply
    Justice has been served.
  • That's Crazy (08/02/2024, 19:47) Like (31) Dislike (107) Reply
    • @That's Crazy (08/02/2024, 20:06) Like (62) Dislike (3) Reply
      The only crazy thing is Drew's interpretation of Christianity.
    • @T hat's Crazy (08/02/2024, 20:07) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
      The only crazy thing is Drews interpretation of Christianity.
    • @That's Crazy (08/02/2024, 20:15) Like (25) Dislike (4) Reply
      The only crazy thing is Drews interpretation of Christianity.
    • HMMM (09/02/2024, 05:57) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ That's Crazy.

      It might be a little too late for that " Free Drew" protest. Your boy is going down. He might be there for awhile too.
      People must learn to take accountability for their actions. Yes, we all make mistakes. The grass seemed greener on the other side but we must remember, we have to look out for mud, too!
      Drew my boy, my thoughts and prayers are with you!
  • Doll (08/02/2024, 19:47) Like (160) Dislike (11) Reply
    What did he expect? Mehboi, if I was you I wouldn't waste any more time, just sing like a canary. Then ask them to put me in Witsec. We all know who the 3 Arabs are, Government Official 1, the Salon Owner, etc, etc. Don't worry the UK also knows and the hammer is about to come down on all of them. No bother appeal your case either. You will get the same outcome and probably get more time. Hope they lose the keys when they sentence you. Too many innocent persons lost their lives because of you and your criminal buddies. Remember God answers prayers especially for the underprivileged, crying mothers and fathers. Bye, bye Jack a**
    • Can't Blame Ms Maynard.. (08/02/2024, 20:22) Like (51) Dislike (5) Reply
      This man home in his warm bed with his family eating and drinking what he wants and she is in a cold, uncomfortable, hostile environment...He left her to Rot, she made the wise decision and get the last laugh....It's time stubborn, think he is smart for starting to the DEA a BVI melody, I know all of them and I am willing to talk to safe myself...
      • Rat (09/02/2024, 07:18) Like (6) Dislike (37) Reply
        Still a rat. She shoulda get a good lawyer to get bail so she can be nice and warm too instead of ratting. You a rat too
    • Arab money (08/02/2024, 21:06) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
      Who them talking bout….
      • Reply (09/02/2024, 02:41) Like (2) Dislike (12) Reply
        Your mother Fahie coming home next week you watch
      • @Arab money (09/02/2024, 07:07) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
        The Lebanese & Turkey connection, main street and bank street, flemming street, road town. You go figure out where you does shop for clothes, shoes, electronics and all sorts
    • @Doll (09/02/2024, 11:09) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Well said. I also remembered several times he stood in the house of assembly and tarnished people's name, when he knew what he was saying was far from the truth. As you've said bye bye Jack a@@.
  • Expected . Wisdom. (08/02/2024, 19:50) Like (104) Dislike (7) Reply
    That was the Jury frustration. 3 people involved, two pleaded guilty, one turned state witness, why is this stubborn man wasting our time with his not guilty plea..To appeal will be wasting a lot more money and time, he will lose an appeal....
    • To Expected (08/02/2024, 21:49) Like (33) Dislike (2) Reply
      On Tola Radio Diego said they were frustrated because they wanted to find him not guilty. Damn Nincompoop.
  • head couch (08/02/2024, 19:57) Like (39) Dislike (6) Reply
    my people pray for me, pray that I don't drop the soap
    • @ head couch (09/02/2024, 15:28) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
      Two of the jurors were bullied Fahie does not deserve this
  • cay (08/02/2024, 20:04) Like (55) Dislike (26) Reply
    Them who jumping up over Fahie down fall going have their day
    • @Cay (09/02/2024, 07:13) Like (39) Dislike (2) Reply
      I can see you are part of the problem. Nobody rejoicing. We are ecstatic because there are too many criminal elements in the Virgin Islands. We want justice so if it starts with him, let's continue until we root out the whole bunch of them. Now, run go talk that. God cannot be mocked and Andrew Fahie did just that. Why am I arguing about this anyway? It's not like anything going to get through to you. Birds of a feather flow together. Boy, bye
  • HMMM (08/02/2024, 20:10) Like (37) Dislike (3) Reply
    When will coi investigate the labour department who accepts fake documents to process permits and is informant to the boss when staff makes complaints. Some even advising the boss what to do.
  • waste ah time (08/02/2024, 20:11) Like (54) Dislike (5) Reply
    Man burn all them lawyers fees fighting an unbeatable case.
    Well pasty lake and friends will just have to cover that 10mil for him ezy

    Once them don't send my tax money to help


    He could use the COVID grants he gives friends them to pay them fees
  • Mr. Gage (08/02/2024, 20:12) Like (34) Dislike (4) Reply
    Well, of course he was, with the amount of evidence how could it be any different?
  • Matthew 6:24 (08/02/2024, 20:14) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply
    No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
  • C Breezy (08/02/2024, 20:15) Like (39) Dislike (22) Reply
    Oh Mi Dios! That was fast! Ok he did wrong and we all knew what the likely outcome of this trial would be. But on a deeper level its Really a sad conclusion because he is about to become one of Thousands Of Black Men Incarcerated in the American Criminal Justice System. In my opinion that is the worst part of this whole situation.
  • Jay (08/02/2024, 20:17) Like (37) Dislike (1) Reply
    The feds conviction rate is more than 90% by the time they come after you they have a solid case.
  • Blahhhh blahhh blahh (08/02/2024, 20:20) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    Let’s see what happens to blahhh blahhh blahh,don’t worry god don’t sleep.
  • Real Talk (08/02/2024, 20:21) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    The people of the bvi deserved better and better we get one down some in the grave more to come
  • Carrot Bay housemaid (08/02/2024, 20:24) Like (14) Dislike (176) Reply
    I cried sooo hard when I saw this. Andrew was our gift from God. Andrew was the closest thing to the 2nd coming Jesus Christ in modern times and a true blessing on our lands. This verdict cannot is not true! Our Savior is no criminal! The good book tells us that Christ was a perfect man and free of sin. This is how I know he was framed through a UK/US collaboration. Andrew is perfect and cannot commit sin. Please lets get up as a country and PUSH the UK to FORCE the US to send our Savior home so he can come back and lead the flock to prosperity and eventually the promise land as described in the old testament.
    • @carrotbayhousehold (08/02/2024, 22:22) Like (62) Dislike (2) Reply
      Such blasphemy! Andrea Fahie was playing with God and God is not mocked. He was calling for week of prayer and fasting and was making arrangements for drugs to come into the country. He deserve to get what is coming to him.
    • @Carrot Bay Housemaid (08/02/2024, 23:01) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      What the hell are you smoking? Please repent now. God hates a blasphemous person! Either you are crazy or a down right nincompoop. Mental illness is a serious disease but i rather you fast and pray than go see Dr. Sam***. Don't think she has that type of patience for such ignorance. Btw, what are you going to say when the UK take over, because they are going to. Hopefully, not some slavery sh*t.
    • stupid (09/02/2024, 00:03) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
      You actually took time to write this piss???? I am from D1 and voted for Fahie but if you do the crime you must do the time. Stop being so ignorant and speak for yourself and not the people of the first district.
    • reality (09/02/2024, 00:14) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
      So the other two who pleaded guilty is a setup too. They were framed that's why they pleaded guilty. So all them tapes and recordings were artificial creations. No. Ai. Crazy.
    • C (09/02/2024, 01:39) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    • Sarcasm (09/02/2024, 13:32) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      Unfortunately, the sarcasm in Carrot Bay housemaid's post is lost on you mortals! Take a breath and calm down already.
    • Me (09/02/2024, 21:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Carrot Bay housemaid. I know you are joking. LMAO
  • The TRUTH (08/02/2024, 20:25) Like (90) Dislike (9) Reply
    Fahie has done more damage to the BVI than Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, and COVID combined.
  • taxpayer (08/02/2024, 20:26) Like (47) Dislike (3) Reply
    he shames us all.
  • west bank (08/02/2024, 20:29) Like (14) Dislike (29) Reply
    Don’t worry we going pay that 10 mill to get you home for August Monday festival
    • John Tom (08/02/2024, 22:14) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      West bank you say, you will wait on that
    • @west bank (08/02/2024, 23:11) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
      Yeah, you and he will soon meet, sharing the same cell. I wonder who will be the power bottom, you or him? Don't worry the Feds brought you back so Scotland Yard can finish dealing with you. We soon get rid of the bad apples within our midst. God still reigns and he hears our prayers and see our tears.
  • Happy (08/02/2024, 20:30) Like (37) Dislike (11) Reply
    I'm happy to hear such news he deserve what he get u can loose the key
  • HMMM (08/02/2024, 20:31) Like (38) Dislike (5) Reply
    And this site defended who throughout the trial???
  • I Does Read Minds, Call Me Andrew (08/02/2024, 20:31) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Man from Rock (08/02/2024, 20:37) Like (34) Dislike (1) Reply
    If you want to Ride; Don't ride the White Horse.
    Do not mess with John Bull and Uncle Sam they will eat you alive.
  • Sing Andrew (08/02/2024, 20:38) Like (64) Dislike (2) Reply
    Sing Andrew: don't go down alone!
    • sonny (09/02/2024, 06:22) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
      @ Sing Andrew: you do realize his time for singing is long gone, rite? It’s sentencing time next!! Makes no difference whose names he calls at that time, they’re not interested. I would like to hear his response when they ask if there’s anything he wants to say before sentencing.
  • crying (08/02/2024, 20:39) Like (15) Dislike (30) Reply
    First district is in great pain
    • Migoman (08/02/2024, 21:31) Like (33) Dislike (0) Reply
      Which part? Cause im in the 1st and i feel aighttt.
      A lil hungry but im good
  • Yes (08/02/2024, 20:53) Like (86) Dislike (2) Reply
    No one set him up he did that to himself out of greed. You don’t mock God.
  • Governor P and UK (08/02/2024, 21:12) Like (45) Dislike (25) Reply
    Please send 20 ambulances to Carrot Bay and 10 West End. Oxygen masks needed too. Hurry come quick. We goin need some toilet paper and pampers too.
  • If it was tola (08/02/2024, 21:15) Like (48) Dislike (5) Reply
    Court system. He would of walk straight home
    • Hum (08/02/2024, 22:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Your blind
    • @If It Was Tola (09/02/2024, 09:05) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      That is exactly what needed to happen...for an example to be made of him. We practice our bad behavior so much here that it becomes a norm. When some of us go outside, building up this kind of entitlement, and losing sight. Wrong is wrong, no matter where you go! The US just reminded him and everyone else of it. We waste a lot of time in the courts here and get away with too much nonsense. LOOK, WHAT JUSTICE LOOKS LIKE BVI!
  • BuzzBvi (08/02/2024, 21:15) Like (22) Dislike (4) Reply
    And Natalio his second in command would like to say .....
    • Save yourself Foy.. (08/02/2024, 21:39) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
      It's never too late. Life in Prison. Hmm. Start singing sweet melody to the DEA about all you know and get them to listen...Appeal is a waste of money and time.. Save yourself
    • Save yourself Foy.. (08/02/2024, 21:39) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      It's never too late. Life in Prison. Hmm. Start singing sweet melody to the DEA about all you know and get them to listen...Appeal is a waste of money and time.. Save yourself
    • nw (08/02/2024, 21:46) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
      Natalio knew, he was told, but chose to be blind
  • resident (08/02/2024, 21:32) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    There were people planning the big party and motorcade when he reach airport. Lol. I was thinking to myself are they listening to the same case I reading about. I knew his goose was cooked with all that evidence. He should have pled guilty long time.
  • TamTam (08/02/2024, 21:33) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes Justice served for all..your mothers and all mothers whose tears fell as they mourn losses of their children resulting from the evils of illicit drugs.
  • Jury (08/02/2024, 21:36) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    They sent the signal before the case ended they felt that there time was wasted. They didn't want the case to go no further.

    They were in a rush to get it finished. Know this wherever he is placed he shall rise and will shine in a different light. Things may look dark now but he still has life and a different mind set he can still rise above this challenge.

    Keep him in our prayers because prayer changes things in the midst of storms. This is a storm for the territory and his family.
    • @ Jury (09/02/2024, 11:18) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
      You mean the same prayers andrew did before the drug deal? or actual Christian prayers? help me out buddy
      • Mock (09/02/2024, 17:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ jury. Keep mocking I hope your prayers will be the actual Christian prayers. That's the buddy you need to ask, you sound so foolish. Don't stop mocking
  • domino effect (08/02/2024, 21:37) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Government Official and RS next
  • th (08/02/2024, 21:47) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    Vw has instant diarrhea right now.
  • Parlay (08/02/2024, 21:47) Like (55) Dislike (2) Reply
    They should offer him a deal to give up all the crooks in BVI Government
  • Raise funds (08/02/2024, 21:49) Like (8) Dislike (14) Reply
    Let’s us all help contribute to this. If you receive Covid grants help him out
    • FOR WHAT? (09/02/2024, 03:16) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      He has all inclusive accommodation in the dreamland USA. For some chocolate and newspapers he can earn pocket money. Next please :-)
  • Last Rodeo (08/02/2024, 22:04) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    Head Coach ballin' with the Mamba Mentality, I guess it's all over when the fat lady sings. Ride off into the sunset Head Coach, you had a good run and went down fighting.
    • @ Last Rodeo (09/02/2024, 04:33) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
      Adam fell victim to Eve by falling for them devil vibes and eat the forbidden fruit. History just repeated itself... Coach fell for the trap and took the bait. The setup is real dread, keep your eyes open.
  • @ IF IT WAS TOLA (08/02/2024, 22:17) Like (5) Dislike (16) Reply
    walk straight home ? We don't think he would gotten it done / whether walking ~ running or swimming ■ well the lady is going to be all smiles , after making all that easy money doing an acting job and making it look real ( the canary on this site just sit down here with all that knowledge he possess , he could of gorne to the rescue of his hero , instead he just huff & puff a whole set of hot air , of him being framed / set up and free the drew etc while he could of bring back home all that money miss VLIET is going to be celebrating with / what a pity , he would of been able to donate some real cash to ( st George's school ) and it would of been his time to shine and step out from under his master's wings and make a good name for once for himself •¿• and even take over the 3rd district from the dude with the freaky hair style
  • Xxx (08/02/2024, 22:22) Like (8) Dislike (47) Reply
    Fahie will be home next week remember this blog
  • Spineless thugs (08/02/2024, 22:29) Like (16) Dislike (16) Reply
    Yes he did had his moments of weakness, but that wicked Maynard who led him to the wolves then turned around and spilled her fat ghuts to ensure that herself and her son got reduced sentences. Since she led him to his demise she should have taken one for the team. She deserves the same amount of gail time as the ex-Premier.
  • He is home (08/02/2024, 22:39) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    He was not serving God. His allegiance was to a god who failed him, Satan.
  • vex (08/02/2024, 22:42) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Please take it as a lesson that you may feel above the law. God is not mocked. let's see if the voodoo man in Africa can save him now. You can fool man but not God. If they set him up it's because he was greedy and foolish enough to take the bait. Don't drop the soap.
  • Law Enforcement (08/02/2024, 22:47) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    So now the dominoes will fall. There must be some very worried people in the BVI tonight. Lots came out in the trial that law enforcement must pick up on. Government Official number one, your time is coming. And thank the lord.
  • Dishonourable Andrew Fahie (08/02/2024, 22:50) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
    He deserve no less than 10 years, lying to the people of the Virgin Islands, pretending like he was trying to solve the problem while all along aiding to problem. He did not just disgrace himself and family but the whole territory, I don’t feel sorry for him cause he let greed get to him and he made his bed so now he must lay in it.
  • Corporate Memory (08/02/2024, 22:51) Like (22) Dislike (7) Reply
    Thank God for Gus Jaspert and Mick Matthew’s who were ignored in their quest for honesty.
  • Card School (08/02/2024, 22:54) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    So the card school still meets every week. Just one player can’t attend anymore. Unfortunately the rest still turn up and are as corrupt as ever. Watch this space. The lord moves in mysterious ways.
  • EXPOSED! (08/02/2024, 23:00) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    So finally exposed for what he really is - a corrupt and greedy criminal - of course it will all be the UK’s doing and the sad few on here will still shout about his innocence - good bye and good riddance! Maybe the BVI has just got a little better!
  • tourism (08/02/2024, 23:01) Like (38) Dislike (1) Reply
    You claimed the police commissioners factual video of crime in the BVI was damaging!!! What does today mean for tourism in the BVI. Corruption at the core of everything
  • Hoodwinked (08/02/2024, 23:05) Like (47) Dislike (1) Reply
    So Fahie stood up at the gun amnesty and told everyone about single parenting and young people needing role models. Some months later he admits to drugs and arms trafficking over many years. Is this place for real. All those people murdered and this government holds the key and answers to a lot of it. For shame on you.
  • justice (08/02/2024, 23:07) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    Lorna eating her words now. She was coming confident Head Coach was coming home. Well that didn’t happen and more to come.
  • belonger (08/02/2024, 23:07) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    Is anyone really surprised? He should have taken the plea. I can't understand for the life of me why his attorney did not advise him to do so. While I hope the people of the BVI can show him some grace because he is a child of God I think I speak for all of us by how disappointed we are in him. How this will change the trajectory for the BVI. How the rest of the world will NEVER take us seriously. This unveils what has always been a known fact. THAT DRUG MONEY is what built the BVI. Now the US has a target on our back. We need to wake up and realize the old days are gone. Its time that we begin to clean up our act.
  • @xxx (08/02/2024, 23:15) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ofcourse he will.... NOT! GO BREAK HIM OUT, NA. I dare you, try it.
  • This a dream? (08/02/2024, 23:48) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wake me up, when I fall asleep
  • TRULY DISAPPOINTED (09/02/2024, 00:11) Like (29) Dislike (2) Reply
    I am so disappointed that he didn't plead guilty and never apologized to us. He never took responsibility for his part in this..........hence this outcome.

  • ausar (09/02/2024, 00:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Not justice no peace (09/02/2024, 02:03) Like (6) Dislike (29) Reply
    This is not justified the mad was set up by two big powers
  • coach (09/02/2024, 02:22) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    don’t involve in crime if you can’t do the time
  • God child (09/02/2024, 02:27) Like (16) Dislike (8) Reply
    People God is the judge or speak ill. Who are we to judge anyone with our tongue? We need to leave all judgement to God. If God has to exposed a lot of us others will be shocked
    People don't rejoyce over Andrew downfalls. God don't like that at all . Those without sin cast the first stone.
  • See (09/02/2024, 03:24) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    (She met the contact and his two associates, a trio she described as “three Arab guys who lived in the British Virgin Islands.”)

    He had believed in those Arabs. Putting them on our Boards, when we have perfectly knowledgeable people here that can serve. They helped to cook his goose. Poor fellow. Had such good potential. Wish he had done right.
  • Latino RoadTown (09/02/2024, 07:00) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    I have little to comment. I am the son of a woman who right now I would not like my mother to be in her shoes, he will be in prison but he will not be the only one of his daughters, his sister that is strong to digest patriot let's see it from a different perspective
  • Drift (09/02/2024, 07:31) Like (7) Dislike (46) Reply
    Jaspert Rankin and now Pruce come here to sink our people and some of y'all on here rejoicing like some blind jackass. Do they ever acknowledge Reparations?
  • Hmmmm (09/02/2024, 07:35) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    The big banker next..Vanterpool Dem quaking
  • …. (09/02/2024, 07:43) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Andrew’s phone still has in a lot info that could make many fall…sure some of them out there still worried or afraid to travel…and don’t forget blackka deal was sealed hence he sign a lot
  • Sad (09/02/2024, 07:53) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Blessings to Andrew Mom.
  • UK Own (09/02/2024, 07:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Blame R.S. She was Key ???? His Ride Ah Die Sister! She Squeezed the Fat out The Butter! # Walking Free in the Win. Don't watch Maynard Beware of the S.B. what Licked the Dea. A$%%..
    • ..... (10/02/2024, 14:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      It's always your own people that will bring harm your way. We often think that it will be a stranger..... like Bob said your friends know your deepest secret. Only them can reveal it, who the cap fit let them wear it.
  • Not she back here (09/02/2024, 08:16) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Maynard better stay in the USA
  • Eldread (09/02/2024, 08:56) Like (5) Dislike (9) Reply
    The onliest thing about this , no Caribbean police could go in america and do a sting operation on a white American, there is no reciprocity, do america white people are the world police, or white hegemony
    Because you can't prosecute them a the international criminal court either they are not subjected to the law, only black people. But drugs is not a good idea.
    • @Eldread (09/02/2024, 11:28) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      I believe you've overlooked the main issue here. The sting operation was established due to a documented history of drug trafficking into the US. Therefore, the US authorities are justified in setting up such an operation to apprehend those accountable. This decision wasn't arbitrary; it was made with purpose. Race is not a factor; rather, the focus is on individuals driven by greed who consider themselves exempt from the law.
      • Eldread (09/02/2024, 20:26) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        I reiterate that no kiss me a$$ black police or black man can go to america to do sting on the real people causing drug to pass through our island, which may be rich white Americans, there is no reciprocity , we are little poodles, we can't dear go hunt no person's in the USA that has caused drug trafficking and death of our people, they leave from up america where they deliberately can't see who causing the drug to be imported to the USA.
  • Outsider (09/02/2024, 09:11) Like (18) Dislike (16) Reply
    I don’t condone what Andrew did that landed him in prison. However, everyone living in the BVI at one time or another benefited from his time in office. You may not have received grant money outright but you received lower tax duty when you imported computers, building materials,household goods etc. if your are a teacher, you received funds working on the curriculum. Children got free tutoring. There was bus service to the college and grants to go away to school. Most of these benefits were not only given to people in the First District. Like I said he did many wrong things but he also did some good.
  • FEO GOMEZ (09/02/2024, 09:14) Like (26) Dislike (16) Reply
    Andrew is human and yes UK help set this up but this is ALL ON ANDREW. 1st You were antagonistic towards UK governors for a while which was needed.

    2nd after creating this relationship with UK he should've have known he was despised and when devils despise you thats big trouble.

    3rd you telling me you accept a deal that originated with BLACKA who isn't the sharpest knife in the cupboard. I don't care if his mother brought it to you WHO IN THE HELL GOING TO APPROACH BLACKA WITH THIS SIZE AND SCOPE OF A DEAL? ARE YOU DUMB?

    Last but not least you should have had less arrogant talk in those recorded meetings and refuse to accept any money until the alleged deal went through. YOU GOT CONVICTED DUE TO PURE GREED AND I FEEL SAD FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY EVEN THOUGH YOU WOULDN'T HAVE PISSED ON ME IF I WAS ON FIRE.
  • Hmm (09/02/2024, 09:18) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    I'm so glad to hear this news! Those of you who was link with him,with you'll dirty work! They coming for you guys just now!! The world is a circle!
  • TurnCoat (09/02/2024, 09:22) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    20 years to life...
    Unless he makes a deal and identify the other local players in this ,including the identity of murderers, he deserves life behind bars on US soil.
    Tattoo he named and that was no secret, Andrew must have knowledge of this BVI drug dealings from beginning v till currently.
    If he sincerely cares for these his VI,he will expose all inorder that we can go forward on a new slate.
  • Nawh Go jail again (09/02/2024, 09:24) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    Mother n son done rat drew out n everyone else they just waiting for one of the said name people to make a move the F.B.I done have drones flying over the place waiting for a greedy dumb dumb to move cause they can’t pay their team for the work that mash
  • Bunch of Hypocrites bloggers (09/02/2024, 09:39) Like (3) Dislike (18) Reply
    I know a lot of you all up here rejoicing that the ex-Premier was found guilty and guess what? you still sat down and swallow the BREAD OF SORROW with him when you collected your stimulus checks, white envelopes, student scholarships, hurricane supplies and the list goes on. BUNCH OF EVIL SOULS IN THIS LITTLE BVI!
  • GateKeeper (09/02/2024, 09:42) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    People have been doing wrong, violating and abusing rules of society/community since the beginning of time. I have done my share of wrongs, not drug dealing, murder, etc., ie, minor but silly stuff nonetheless in retrospect. I must give thanks and praise to the Almighty for protecting me. Greed, selfishness, opportunity, etc drive us to do wrong. Nevertheless, we must think about the consequences of our actions on our families, community, co-workers, former classmates, friends, fellow congregationalists, colleagues, etc. We must soberly ask ourselves what if, what if, what if, etc I get caught???

    Moreover, former Premier of the [British) Virgin Islands (VI) Andrew A. Fahie was found guilty by a Florida jury on all counts for involvement in an illegal drug scheme. It was a calamitous and disgraceful fall from grace for the former premier. He let down himself, his family, friends, a nation/territory., etc. He has fallen quickly due to greed from the mountain top down to the depth of the valley. It was about greed, avarice, for he did not grow up poor; he had a comfortable life. My friend “Turo” must be tossing violently, disappointedly , ashamedly in his resting place. The former Premier’s fall is a lesson for other politicians and others, for the old people say every day bucket go in well and one day it will bust way. Further, they also say 6 days for those that do wrong and 1day for the Police/law enforcement. Here is a tip because you get away with wrong does not mean the police is not onto you; you may given enough rope to hang yourselves. Nuff ah dat. May God be and protect the former Premier and his family.

    Some politicians wrongly or rightly are tagged as living in a cesspool of deceit, vice, treachery, betrayal, etc., Our politicians must operate outside of this cesspool in which they are lumped. Polls show politcians ranking low among most professions, ie, below used car sales people. They are viewed as scoundrels. One can live in a cesspool but don’t have to take on the characteristics of living in a cesspool, I’m out. Thus is a red/black letter time for the VI, but we work collectively to pull ourselves up and out of it.
    • Bourgeois Professor (09/02/2024, 11:09) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      To GateKeeper, well said and good read. The following excerpt is especially powerful and applicable and words of wisdom: “ We must soberly ask ourselves what if, what if, what if, etc I get caught???” Nonetheless, you may have inadvertently left out “If you cannot do the time, don’t do the crime.” A rising political star has shot and fallen flat. He made to the peak of the wave but has descended into the rough trough. And the question is why, why, why???? He now has 2 months to reflect on what if and why. Indeed, may God be with and protect the former Premier and his family. In spite our behavior, God never abandon us. The stress level of others must be at its dangerous peak.
    • @GsteKeeper (09/02/2024, 14:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      To GateKeeper, you normally brings the receipt, I don’t always agree with some of your posits and drive some of nuts, for not having strong comebacks to the airtight posits, but this blog is spot on. Nuff said..
  • Greed is what its called (09/02/2024, 09:55) Like (27) Dislike (3) Reply
    • RS (09/02/2024, 13:39) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      She think she is off the hook. It might take another 10 years but they will hold her and all who they have eyes on n their own time
  • vg rep (09/02/2024, 09:56) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Carvin Malone
    Died a timely death
  • 005 (09/02/2024, 10:14) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Please don't get me wrong. I could do a work for a 50 thousand dollar contract right now. Tings "rough, rough", like doggy would say. Clean. No hands in between. 50 thousand. I serious. I need it. Bless.
  • Blaming Others (09/02/2024, 10:20) Like (16) Dislike (7) Reply
    For the past two years all the blaming has been pointed at the Governors and police commissioner’s present and past. Here is the truth, the blame lies at the feet of a corrupt politician who got caught and now will feel justice. No sympathy for him or the small minority on here who tried to persuade us that this was all a U.K. plan - hogwash!
  • Madea (09/02/2024, 10:36) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    How can such a man praise God and do such evil work like Cocaine smuggling which ruining our kids lives. Special hell for this man. If he sings he wont be alive for much longer.
  • Stars and stripes! (09/02/2024, 10:40) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Finally some real justice.

    not no bvi justice were case lost or laws changed in time to save family or friend and things get covered up.

    real fair hard justice.

    W's in chat for the Bvi we finally win one!
  • Free the who?? (09/02/2024, 10:42) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Now Tola radio gah say FREE THE DREW for the next 10+ years lmfaooooo!

  • ... (09/02/2024, 10:53) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    In my opinion they didnt "nab' RS because she was probably caught a long time ago and released on her recognizant as an informant. Its mere guessing but that is how those things go. A black person in america does not simply get arrested for cocaine and be released... especially not after attending meetings related to cocaine.

    They will probably use her to "nab" other people when the time is ripe. The problem with those people is they all roll on each other thats why you dont get into things because someone will tell and people arent who they seem to be.

    Andrew is learning this the hard way.

    It takes a special type of person to not talk on your comrade and most gangsters arent that honorable, want to be murderers but they will talk. Modern people hold no value in honor, it is only talked about in drafting men to war.

    Materialistic people will sell out their own for jealousy, time & money every chance. People who believe in a greater cause will not sell out.

    At the other end of despite the crimes it is endearing to see he had people willing to support him through bail and those are real honorable people in my opinion as that was what a true friend would do. It is not all bad there's many lessons to be learned.

    And no this is not more damaging than Irma that was traumatic for the whole island, flora & fauna.
  • Purnell (09/02/2024, 10:58) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Andrew better lose a lil weight before heading in that cell cuz them man like them oatmeal thickkkk!
  • Q-Tip (09/02/2024, 11:00) Like (22) Dislike (6) Reply
    Mr. Fahie was stupid to be bold to play in God's face like that, and even after ALL the evidence presented anc statements from witnesses, he STILL maintained his "innocence".

    This spoke volumes to his character, he thought he was God, above everyone and answers to no one, and sadly some of his constituents idolized him. It's like they're under a spell of some kind.

    The mere fact this man MAINTAINED his innocence, me, and that he is a STONE COLD CRIMINAL!! HE was fully aware of what he was doing and had no intentions of stopping. I have ZERO sympathy for him, he is where he is because of the decisions HE made.

    "oh they set him up!" RUBBISH!! They can only try, it was him who made their attempt successful..
  • Yes to UK (09/02/2024, 11:24) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    @Carrot Bay housemaid are you crazy?
  • um (09/02/2024, 16:11) Like (5) Dislike (14) Reply
    Yeah so, people posting throwbacks with themselves and Andrew is crazy. While hes gone, those folks are still here - peddling his lies supporting him, turning a blind eye.
  • in god we trust (09/02/2024, 21:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    For the love of money
  • 3Birds 1 Stone (10/02/2024, 01:16) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    They’re about to make an example out of him, especially since all the other big dealers they knew about but were unable to catch.. prime example of why you should listen to your intuition and not let greed get the best of you.!
  • Norris Turnbull (10/02/2024, 07:15) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Are there any incorruptible people in the BVI?
  • Okro (10/02/2024, 13:26) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    When trump win the election he will pardon Andrew
  • justice (10/02/2024, 19:39) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This situation is bigger than any of us. I think we are forgetting the hurt and pain of mothers grieving for their children who were murdered because someone turned a blind eye to the corruption in these countries. Where there is drugs,there are guns and murders,so many unsolved murders because of these blasted drugs. We need to understand that there is accountability. If you commit a crime,then you are accountable to pay. Our school system suffers because we don’t want children to be held responsible for their actions, we like to placate them when they do wrong. I have nothing against the guy,but if you don’t want time,don’t get involved in crime. Someone has to pay for every crime committed,whether now or later. At least he has a chance to reflect on his actions. Those murdered through these drugs dealings don’t have that chance. Allyuh need stop quarrel with each other. It is what it is.
  • Marco Special.... VI Connect (11/02/2024, 12:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's best to hire an entertainment agent, writers, and production company and do your own Narco Netflix special. Ask for all the audio and video surveillance. The ratings will be through the roof. You already have the American and UK audience.

    On a side note, now I know who was Jigga's Virgin Island Connect. He never mentioned your name, respect.

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