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Fahie Trial: Court hears details of UK involvement months before arrests

-Details from witness reveals UK's National Crime Agency involvement from almost @ the beginning
Despite denials by Ex-Governor John J. Rankin, CMG—a UK representative—on whether he knew in advance of the United States (US) sting operation that led to the arrest of ex-Premier Andrew A. Fahie, US Court heard February 1, 2024 of UK involvement in the operation from almost the beginning. Photo: VINO/File/GIS
While the then Governor never admitted to authorizing DEA operations and indicated that he was not aware of the sting operation, in a podcast by Tortoise Media, then Governor Rankin, “It was London who informed me because they had been informed by the US authorities that morning of the arrest of Premier Fahie.' Photo: Internet Source
While the then Governor never admitted to authorizing DEA operations and indicated that he was not aware of the sting operation, in a podcast by Tortoise Media, then Governor Rankin, “It was London who informed me because they had been informed by the US authorities that morning of the arrest of Premier Fahie.' Photo: Internet Source
According to sources, one witness for the persecution after questioning by Fahie’s attorney Theresa M. Van Vliet explained that the case first sparked DEA interest in August 2021 and discussions crossed the pond for UK involvement a month later in September. Photo: Internet Source
According to sources, one witness for the persecution after questioning by Fahie’s attorney Theresa M. Van Vliet explained that the case first sparked DEA interest in August 2021 and discussions crossed the pond for UK involvement a month later in September. Photo: Internet Source
MIAMI, Florida, USA – Despite denials by Ex-Governor John J. Rankin, CMG on whether he knew in advance of the United States (US) sting operation that led to the arrest of ex-Premier Andrew A. Fahie, US Court heard on February 1, 2024 of UK involvement in the operation from almost the beginning.

Back in September 2022, a podcast by Tortoise Media, a UK media house entitled 'Paradise Bust: Scandal in the British Virgin Islands', has explored and sought to find answers on what British Government officials knew about the drug sting operation that led to the arrest of Fahie in Miami.

Not a joint UK/US operation - Ex-Governor Rankin 

On April 28, 2022, then Governor Rankin in a press statement revealed he was informed that then Premier Fahie was arrested in Miami and said the UK Government informed him as Governor after they were informed by the UK.

While the then Governor never admitted to authorizing DEA operations and indicated that he was not aware of the sting operation, in a podcast by Tortoise Media, then Governor Rankin, “It was London who informed me because they had been informed by the US authorities that morning of the arrest of Premier Fahie.” 

Mr Rankin added, “This was not a joint UK/US operation it was a US operation which led to the arrest of former Premier Fahie.”

However, on day four of the high-profile trial, a witness for the prosecution told a different story of the planning that led to the arrest of the then Premier and his alleged co-conspirators, then BVI Ports Authority Managing Director Ms Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard and son, Kadeem Maynard.

Key Witness shares new details

According to sources, one witness for the prosecution after questioning by Fahie’s attorney Theresa M. Van Vliet explained that the case first sparked DEA interest in August 2021 and discussions crossed the pond for UK involvement a month later in September.

Those discussions with persons at the UK’s National Crime Agency meant the UK knew of the sting operation almost at the beginning according to the witness.

The witness detailed UK involvement in the months after the first initial meetings and months before the arrest, including with the informant, “Roberto,” who collected hundreds of recorded conversations and text messages with Mr Fahie while they allegedly discussed million-dollar bribery payments for access to VI.

Was Fahie framed?

VINO reported on January 31, 2024, that the Miami Herald shared details of Fahie’s defense team counter-argument, that his words (phone records) will show he had no intention of using his power to enrich himself on cocaine shipments to the United States, without elaborating. 

Before the details of UK involvement, one of Fahie's lawyers argued during an opening statement on Monday that Mr Fahie was “framed” by the United Kingdom. “He believed the U.K. government was involved in a scheme to frame him to remove him from office,” Attorney Joyce Delgado told the 12-person jury.

66 Responses to “Fahie Trial: Court hears details of UK involvement months before arrests”

  • Styles. (03/02/2024, 19:36) Like (124) Dislike (16) Reply
    If the questions comes:

    “Care to traffic some cocaine?”

    The answer should be “no”.

    Fahie said yes. Fahie should go to jail.
    • School children are saying that ... (03/02/2024, 21:01) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
      Jaspert gave away the UK involvement when he ws recalled to give evidence by the CoI on 21 October. His admission has been removed from the transcript of that date but hose listening heard him say it, and it was reported in the newspapers and newsblogs. Very interesting.
      • Twilight zone (04/02/2024, 09:41) Like (57) Dislike (4) Reply
        Is it me or did this story and some bloggers miss the real issue. No body cares if UK was involved or not! Did the trusted leader of our country seek to facilitate drug running money laundering at the expense of its citizens. Please stop the demagoguery. Report the facts, all of them not opinions.
        • So true! (04/02/2024, 14:09) Like (19) Dislike (4) Reply
          I totally agree with you. Some people are so desperate to think Fahie not guilty, the will say and do anything. Set up or no set up is not the issue. Wonder if rhey forget what happen with him in the past or are their minds so clouded? Let the courts do its job of proving him guilty or not-guilty. The evidence will speak towards that decision. Let them wakeup and smell the coffee!
        • HHH (05/02/2024, 11:29) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
          Fahie went along with everything, because he wanted to bust them when they got here. He thought he was going to bust a drug smuggling ring wide open. He didn’t know he was being set up
    • The place corrupt (04/02/2024, 00:41) Like (33) Dislike (3) Reply
      Thats why they hid the investigation and kept it as a secret and didn't get the local authorities involved. This place is more corrupt that we believe, even the media and media houses involved, pushing a false narrative, blocking bloggers that supports the Governor,,,We ain't no fools, we know Who are doing..Time will tell, time has the answers. .
      • @ the place corrupt (04/02/2024, 06:45) Like (7) Dislike (15) Reply
        Bvi news is the worse any blog pro vip or Fahie is never ever posted smh, yes that is corruption!!!
    • @ styles (04/02/2024, 00:57) Like (10) Dislike (42) Reply
      We can only blame ourselves if we allow this to continue the lies by governor Rankin. This didn't just start they have been doing it right in front of our faces all this time and imagine them crooks call this good governance and transparency. Amazed how they can stand in front of us so straight faced and justify their behavior with a coi

      The governor office is a disgrace we must keep fighting
    • street reporter. (04/02/2024, 01:33) Like (33) Dislike (1) Reply
      Why wasn't R.S arrested? That's confusing. R.S was clearly apart of the conspiracy..Makes me think. Was R.S secretly working with the Gov.. Food for thoughts. The math aint balancing. The Dots aint connecting..
      • Time is longer than Twine (04/02/2024, 17:51) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        I agree with u 100% R. S. Knew exactly what was going on.
        She’s not innocent, she should have been arrested too becuz she was the one coming down on the Charter Flight with the Illegal money for A. Fahie and her Bossom Buddy O. Maynard. Partners in Crime.
        She probably scared to go to America right now.
      • Yes… (07/02/2024, 21:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Exactly wicked minded people out here. You clearly stated she was in the same hotel at the time a day before. So what’s going on.
  • Samson (03/02/2024, 19:45) Like (33) Dislike (8) Reply
    You remember that community chest card in monopoly? Go to jail….go directly to jail….do not pass go….do not collect $200. I suspect thats the next card Andrew will get.
  • 3 Sides (03/02/2024, 19:55) Like (54) Dislike (7) Reply
    There are three sides to a story
    Your side
    The other side
    And the truth
    You will soon learn what this means Vino with your poor clinging on straws headlines
    • Darkness (04/02/2024, 13:54) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      The truth is not a side. It is like a bright star, whose light exposes a level of truth in all sides that revolve around it. Unfortunately, the BVI is like a black hole star, where not even light can escape.
  • A scheme you say (03/02/2024, 19:55) Like (66) Dislike (8) Reply
    a scheme to frame him....yet he bite hook, line and sinker...struupees.
  • Not surprised by this development. (03/02/2024, 20:00) Like (28) Dislike (18) Reply
    It has been my view from the inception of the case that the UK was involved with this and coordinated with the DEA to bring about Fahie's arrest. The U.K.'s not being involved with this defies all logic.

    For one, they had to be involved in allowing the DEA to operate in the BVI, and conduct this sting operation successfully.

    The reason I believe they got the DEA involved was simple. The U.K. knew that there was a high probability that even if Mr. Fahie was arrested and charged in the BVI, he may get off from a sympathetic jury, or even if convicted, that he will get very little time.

    They also knew from prior extradition attempts with the Hodge case that they may face local court resistance in getting an extradition to the US where he would face more serious charges.

    Therefore, they had to get him and his co-conspirators on U.S. soil to carry out more of the sting and make the arrest. Even if Mr. Fahie was really co-conspiring allegedly to import drugs in to the U.S. by allowing it to pass thru the BVI unimpeded, the inescapable fact remains that it appears he was indeed set up in a coordinated effort between the U.K. and the US.

    The goal being to get him out of power, and put him in a situation where he can be locked away in prison for the longest time possible.

    It's a terrible situation all the way around because they have him on audio and video speaking about this situation, and him going to Opa Locka airport is problematic as it shows intent. Nevertheless, if I was on the jury, with this revelation, I might hold out on a conviction if I feel that he was actually set up.

    I believe he stands a chance of conviction, but there may a juror or 2 who may conclude the same as I see it that he was set up leading to a hung jury.

    At any rate, there is no way the U.K was not involved. Their denials imo were just lies, and any thinking person or person who understands how these two countries work together (In this case ironically one can even say they conspired together) to take Fahie down.

    We shall see how this shakes out, but let it be known especially to the crowed of people who are against independence for this country one day, the U.K, our former colonial master, is still up to it's old tricks. They are not your friends. They will smile in your face and turnaround and stab you in the back.

    Now, let me be clear, I am not absolving Mr. Fahie for any wrongdoings. If he proven without a shadow of doubt that he was guilty as charged, then he has to face the consequences of his actions; however, in my book, two wrongs don't equal a right. If you go into a court with unclean hands with accusations, that should not be rewarded with a conviction imo.

    It's not right to set some one up to take a fall, and it's not right to take the bait either. It's a blank up world. One needs to be careful who they speak to these days. You never know.

    Golden rule: Keep your mouth shut! Silence is golden.
    • @Not sueprised. (04/02/2024, 01:01) Like (32) Dislike (1) Reply
      All of what you are saying maybe true but irrelevant to the charge..
      1/ Did he conspire / agree to import drugs to the BVI and willing to accept payments to do so??...."YES"

      2/ Did he travel to the U S with the intent to commit a crime?? "YES".

      For is not the first alleged drug dealer that a Sting operation brought Downey, all of them claim set UP, all of the fundamentalmente guilty and in Jail some of the are multi millionairres with the best lawyers and they are sitting in Jaio..

      Sting operation is legal in América, the only defence is kidnsp and force against your will. This is not the case..

  • pat (03/02/2024, 20:01) Like (23) Dislike (62) Reply
    Fahie coming home
    • TO PAT (03/02/2024, 20:59) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
      And when he comes home the only seat he going to get being sheep clif and yo killer boss
    • @pat (04/02/2024, 01:11) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      YOU ARE SOOOOOO STUCK ON STUPID.
    • @pat (05/02/2024, 03:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yep but as a very old man without teeth, a few marbles left, the inability to ever do something like this again, hold public office and recognise his ass from his elbow....that be 30 years from now. So if you are his side piece, cousin or one of his drug running friends please don't waste time waiting for him because he isn't coming back now and probably never will.
  • tola (03/02/2024, 20:16) Like (5) Dislike (22) Reply
    Free the drew
  • Bishop (03/02/2024, 20:36) Like (40) Dislike (2) Reply
    So the UK framed Andrew and made him agree to allow drugs to pass through our borders and be paid millions of dollars. What a stupid ass defense. Andrew you should gave choose me to be your lawyer. I would have come up with a better defense. Framing people is say planting drugs or illegal weapons in their house, traveling luggage or on their person. Andrew and Maynard willingly made the arrangements with the DEA thought to be the drug cartel. Then the duo wilungly went to identify their monetary oay off. No one put a gun to to their heads. So some nody please explIain this FRAME Defense. Thats my 2 cents.
  • Pay attention (03/02/2024, 20:46) Like (7) Dislike (30) Reply
    I know a few people that has been on federal charges and sting operations. It’s quite strange that a situation of this magnitude (foreign politician) in a sting operation was given such incompetent agents and informant by the D.E.A.
    And agency with a 97% conviction rate. I think someone in that United States federal agency does not agree with the U.K’s plan. They set two traps, one to get customs top spot and control 2/3 law enforcement and the other was the leader of the BVI but I guess the other one didn’t take the bait and they still trying to set him up. we’re in the middle of a subtle take over by the U.K or a horrible case of abuse of power and white privilege.
  • See (03/02/2024, 20:46) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply
    The leader of the territory to even be getting involved with this crap. Rot in jail !!!
  • resident (03/02/2024, 21:04) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    heach coach is going to coaching the mean machine pretty soon
  • Sarcasm (03/02/2024, 21:08) Like (26) Dislike (11) Reply
    Yes Fahie was framed. The UK told him to do everything he is accused of doing and he did. Blame them. The Governor should have called Fahie and told him what they were planning. Furthermore, he should have told the newspapers all about the sting operation. Fahie did nothing wrong. That is why some of our own are at Bulsum Ghut and others are dead. Whenever they behave in a certain manner we ignore it and when something happens to them we blame someone else.
  • 2024 (03/02/2024, 21:14) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    no external law enforcement agencies can not enter this jurisdiction and execute lawful duties without the permission of the Governor or Commissioner of Police, sting operations or not

    Tip off by informer them ah watch you come out and come in| young brother fell for the cookies
  • John (03/02/2024, 21:16) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    let us wait for the out come the most we can do is pray
  • @ SUPPRISED (03/02/2024, 21:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    IS VONE OF YOUR NEW NAMES FOR THE NEW YEAR ?
  • All in All (03/02/2024, 21:47) Like (26) Dislike (18) Reply
    Andrew was stupid to bite the bait, a fish bite the bait, he is hooked. Set up by the UK or not, he touch/made contact with the DEA marked money. If the DEA had nabbed him in Tortola, they would have protected and shield him like they did BH and business would have resume. When the FEDS OR THE DEA SNATCH YOU UP, THEY GOT SOMETHING ON YOU.
    • Weak Lawyer. (04/02/2024, 00:45) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      Thought they said his lawyer was so good. I read the day by day on BVI Beacon and she is either weak or realized she has nothing much to hold on to...Most of what she is focusing on is irrelevant to the charge of conspiracy..The evidence shows clearly that conspiracy did took place and she is not addressing that..Wonder why they didn't charge RS she was in a meeting and agreed to fly the cash back to the BVI.. She is talking about Drugs and cash exchanging hands, this is not a possession charge, this is a conspiracy charge you
      don't need that in a conspiracy charge, You just need the evidence of agreement and the ability to execute the agreement and that is proven..
      • @weak lawyer (04/02/2024, 07:29) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
        the action of tricking someone into committing a crime in order to secure their prosecution.

        She knows well what she is doing, she’s trying to prove
        ENTRAPMENT DEFENSE.
      • Tongue Fu (04/02/2024, 11:23) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
        I disagree with your opinion that she is a weak lawyer. She is actually playing her cards right not just trying to set up the entrapment defence by showing UK/US collusion but questioning the credibility of their expert witness who was deemed to lack credibility in a previous drug case which could question the credibility of his involvement and the evidence he collected. Defence is about planting seeds of doubt and this being a jury trial where unanimity is crucial she only needs to sway one Jury.

        Maynard's credibility will be brought into question as well. She and her son initiated contact with the informants then brought , she made aside deal with them and she is fighting for her freedom.
      • Tongue Fu (04/02/2024, 12:38) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
        I actually disagree with your opinion and I suggest you wait for the entire trial to play out before you make assessment of Ms Vliet's legal skills. In the first place entrapment in this case is in play and here is why. She already established that the UK knew of the sting from its inception and based on the political climate of the time it is reasonable to believe that they wanted him removed. Fahie's confrontational tactics with Jaspert directly and indirectly with CSC created a climate of hostility. It is not the first time that the UK/US would have colluded and cooperated to overthrow a Leader of a Sovereign nation. If it is entrapment audio/video devices could be altered to achieve their objective.

        Which brings me to my next point. His Lawyer brought into question the credibility of their expert Witness Roberto who in a previous case was deemed to lack credibility by a foreign Judge in Mexico. Check out how elusive and defensive Witek was on the stand when the defence attorney brought that up. The Judge had to interject and ask the jury to leave. BTW he is not testifying in the case I guess to protect his identity but it could be seen as a way to protect his credibility? Remember that audio and video evidence can be tampered with.

        The big question is when Ms. Maynard takes the stand and how she will be able to withstand the pressure of scrutiny and cross examination. After all she and her son were the ones who they established contact with first before her boss Fahie was brought in to the picture. The question remains why was he even brought into the picture? They could have done this all by themselves after all she was head of Ports? Just to prove that they set up a side deal? Now guess what she and her son make deal and now stand to get a lighter sentence while her former Boss faces a lengthy sentence if convicted.

        Why was RS allowed to walk free after all she was in the last meeting with Fahie and the DEA agent. Was she part of the entrapment?

        Good defence attorneys plant seeds of doubt. It is a Federal case so Juror unanimity is crucial just takes one, only one.
  • cap (03/02/2024, 22:10) Like (34) Dislike (7) Reply
    There is literally no defence. Give up and plead guilty. No more of this UK nonsense.
  • Stupid B (04/02/2024, 00:39) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Fahie and Trump, 2 leaders but only 1 get out of jail free card is
    Valid. 3 sides but you Can only see 2. Blk or white
  • ................................. (04/02/2024, 00:51) Like (6) Dislike (22) Reply
    In any country with a functioning fair and just legal system this would be the end of this case and Andrew will be free to go!!!. But not in the Banana Republic USA
    • Blogger from USA (04/02/2024, 10:14) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
      @……………., yes we follow the News Sites in the BVI. BANANA REPUBLIC USA YOU SAID? I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE ADVISE, DO NOT MAKE THINGS BAD FOR THE PEOPLE OF YOUR COUNTRY THAT HAVE TO COME TO THE USA THAT IS IN NEED OF PROPER MEDICAL SERVICES AND OTHER SERVICES THAT YOUR COUNTRY CANNOT PROVIDE. YOUR COUNTRY IS FAMOUS FOR PLAYING THE BLAME GAME, QUICK TO JUDGE, MANIPULATION, ALL TALK AND NO SHOW, EXPERTS AT PLAYING THE VICTIM AND A LACK OF GENUINE REMORSE. YES, YOUR EX LEADER IS GOING TO SERVE SOME TIME IN USA FEDERAL PRISON SYSTEM. HE MAY NOT GET LIFE BUT HE IS GOING TO BE STAYING WITH THE BANANA REPUBLIC USA AS YOU STATED FOR A WHILE.
      • @ blogger from USA (04/02/2024, 20:31) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
        But the USA and UK can do no wrong

      • Real (05/02/2024, 09:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        sound like a real house slave what we coming there for only thing the us benefits us is money nothing else keep yall western medicine talking bout proper medical services fools only become educated fools
    • @…………. (04/02/2024, 11:25) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      Don’t you ever refer the USA as a BANANA REPUBLIC. You are using and enjoying the USA currency, the USA don’t have a problem with water, infrastructure, sewage running in the streets, no proper Internet services, burning open garbage dump that is affecting people’s health from the toxins that is released in the air. So who is the BANANA REPUBLIC SIR/MADAM?
  • grim reaper (04/02/2024, 01:04) Like (8) Dislike (26) Reply
    @ Not surprised by this development: I agree. E N T R A P M E N T ! They wanted Fahie out of the office because he wouldn't play hardball and was an obstacle in their plans. FACTS!
  • round rock (04/02/2024, 05:09) Like (3) Dislike (18) Reply
    It will be worthy to note in the context of Hon. Fahie case that local residents should not take the British for granted, because they will use every and any means to cohabitate persons here to destroy the Virgin Islands reputation. From reports coming out of the British media, there are many influential persons in the U.K government that are corruptible activities and they are not being pursued with Commissioner of Inquiry. However, when it comes to other countries, they are treated differently. The leaders of this Territory should not let their guards down and embrace the British officials because that will lead to their demise.
  • Observer (04/02/2024, 07:00) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    @weak lawyer

    Fahie is free to take the stand in his own defense. Think he will?
  • Simple..Save money. Come home (04/02/2024, 08:15) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Guilty on charge to travel to the U.S to commit a crime...As for the conspiracy charge that will depend on Ms Maynqrd testimony....I want to believe they refused to give him a deal. Common sense will tell us no way he can get away from the Charge of "travelling to the U.S with intent". Take a deal plea guilty to that ask for the conspiracy to drop. Like I soy I thank they want to burry him deep, he tried and they refused.
  • Tired (04/02/2024, 08:27) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    Everyone and their brother here know that people been going to Jasper about their concern about corruption. Business owners, banks, charter industry all went to him. The drug trafficking was already happening, Fahie was not framed. The DEA inform Jaspert as is expected in an international investigation. The UK didn’t frame anyone. We should be grateful that this came to light so we can clean up our country.
  • Just Sayin' (04/02/2024, 08:52) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    why oh why do we not have a proper reporter from bvi at the court room reporting this for us. this is our ex peremier...this is as much a case about the BVI as it is about " head coach".
    probably the biggest news story ever for the BVI and we have to get infomation third hand !
    • WHAT!!! (04/02/2024, 10:29) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      “Just Sayin”
      I believe that the bvi Beacon has someone at the trial anyway the Beacon carries in depth reporting of the trial eack day on their website.
    • @Just sayin’ (04/02/2024, 10:29) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
      Because the BVI is SLOW AND BACKWARDS. Cindy Rosan or Cathy Richards would have been perfect to send to Miami to cover the trial. Like it or not, Cathy is an excellent reporter and Journalist as well as Cindy.
      • @Just Saying (04/02/2024, 12:43) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
        Thank you, one of the above mentioned ladies would have been perfect to send to Miami to cover the trail. Cathy is excellent at her craft. If I had to do an interview, she is the one I would want to interview me. No matter how you think or feel about Cindy, she would have also been perfect to send to Miami.
    • Informed (04/02/2024, 16:17) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes the Beacon have a reporter at the trial. Jason Smith is there daily. So please to get a balanced coverage of the trial. Well informed. Can not wait to see the whole transcript of the trial. Basically, they must have had other concernes about major drug trafficking through the islands well before this sting started. Im sure that this is not his first rodeo and took me 20 years to get here was a lie. Many years of corruption.
  • huh (04/02/2024, 09:07) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    if you read the miami herald report for day 2 of the trial.
    its actually amazing that it turns out that in addition to doing the deal which included Faihe....maynard was trying to do a side deal with the " cartel" for herself and son and keep it it separate from the main deal.
    talk about stab ur partners in the back. just shows how businesa is done in the BVI.
    but lets just blame UK ( coz theres no one elae to blame) and be done with it
    its alao interesting that in vino reporting that it says that " after 2 meetings the DEA decided that there was enough evidence to involve UK crime squad" or worda to that effect. so how can uk be the onea " framing" Andrew. they certainly coildnt tell him. so by following the law..how can theu be the onea who framed him...the DEA made all of the initial contacs with maynard and fahie and then decided thwy had enought to involve UK

    I agree..if UK went to dea and said .." hey ia there any way yiu can approach faihe and set him up in a drug deal"..then hea being frames..( doeant remive the elephant in the room that he was a willing participant in a conspiricy to impoet tona of cocaine into the USA via BVI and abusing his position in government to do it.
    Which raiaes the question..if he gets off thia trial will he be proaecuted here foe breach of trust and conapiring to use hia poaition for drug smuggling and money Laundering ??
  • FACIAL EXPRESSION (04/02/2024, 09:38) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    IS SAYING )> WHITE ENGLANDER , HMBUT WASN'T IT YOU WHO BEGGED FOR THE COI ? / BLACK VIRGINISLANDER , LOOK BRO , I RUN
    THINGS AROUND HERE SO IT DOSEN'T MATTER AM IN CHARGE
  • All in All (04/02/2024, 10:45) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply

    The C***** wife should be sitting on trail as well, she had Knowledge of what her husband was involved in shady things but she chose to sit in the corner and play the stupid game while benefiting from the ………. Bet one thing, she will not be moving into the hideous ugly looking bunker style house…………..

  • Rubber Duck (04/02/2024, 11:10) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    The NCA would never inform any office in the BVI of its plans.

    You might as well broadcast them on the BBC.

    So Rankin , who is a low level civil servant in British terms, would not be told.
  • west (04/02/2024, 11:38) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
    My prayers are with you Mr. Fahie.
  • Guest (04/02/2024, 11:48) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Just because the UK National Crime Agency was made aware by the US DEA does not necessarily mean that the Governor was also made aware. So, I am not going to read too much into that at this stage. The UK National Crime Agency and the US DEA done know that when they drink up their Caribbean rum at Government House with their chosen UK expats how they run their mouth and then blame the locals for the breach, so they didn't take any chances.
  • Wake Up! (04/02/2024, 13:02) Like (2) Dislike (15) Reply
    BVI wake up! everything riding on this one. if Andrew loses they own us for real. This is a fight for our democracy or their ultimate control. Andrew doesn’t deserve that no matter how you feel about him. That’s like a man offering your son twenty thousand for a night and if he didn’t offer him he may not have ever crossed that line. Would you be mad with the man or your son?
    • rubbish (04/02/2024, 15:24) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      STFU, Andrew must be the Black Panther and VIP the avengers trying save us
  • Josiahsbay (04/02/2024, 17:48) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    We fall for these scams "hook-line-and-sinker" every time. Drugs are not a moral, spiritual, or religious issue it's a money issue. It's about who controls and who consumes them; we're too small to matter. The big players manipulate the game to suit their wants and criminalize those who don't have enough clout or power to participate. It's their game let them hassle with it. We should legalize it, get paid for allowing it to pass through the VI, and use the money to help build our territory.
  • GateKeeper (04/02/2024, 18:15) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    The UK is the US’ no#1 ally; and the US is the UK’s #1 ally. They work together like bread and butter, hammer and nail , brick and mortar., hand and glove. They work hand and glove on criminal and civil matters. If anyone believe that former UK-appointed Governor John Rankin, CMG, was telling the truth when opened his mouth and lied about not knowing anything about former Premier Andrew Fahie arrest, saying with a straight poker face that he was shocked and alarm to hear about his arrest, I got some oil rich mineral land on Round Rock for sale cheaply. For heavens sake the man is a diplomat, an agency, company man and is expected to tow the line and lie bold falsely when needed. Do you also expect current Governor David Pruce to tell you the truth and if so my offer still stands. Colonialism is the same today as it was yesterday and the day before and will be in the future, ie, extractive, exploitive,, exclusionary , discriminatory, racial superior, privileged, entitled, caste driven , etc.
  • jack@$$ (05/02/2024, 15:01) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    So the plane with the $$$ wasn't even coming to the VI. And all he did was look at it. They will charge him for touching it, but this case has a few holes in it. Why did they let RS leave if she did the same thing that Fahie did.


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