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

The Commission of Inquiry (CoI), which many residents have already claimed was one sided, had excluded Governor John J. Rankin’s (left) portfolios, which include the police, courts, and the civil service. The police force is headed by a UK National, Mark Collins (right). VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- 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.

53 Responses to “Fake News: No current elected officials arrested in regards to CoI”

  • jack (14/02/2023, 15:09) Like (15) Dislike (36) Reply
    Thanks vino for clearing the air
    • Rubber Duck (14/02/2023, 21:29) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Sindee shooting she mouth off again not knowin or Caron what truth be
      • Rubber Duck (15/02/2023, 00:21) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        Really you must learn English if you want to pretend to be The Duck.

        Plenty of elected and unelected officials will be arrested soon enough.
        • @rubber duck (15/02/2023, 08:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

          You appear to be a Nice BUT DIM POSH TWAT. Please &%*@… off back to Sutton Coldfield.

          • Rubber Duck (15/02/2023, 10:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
            You assume all educated people are British?

            Pretty racist view that.
  • HMMM (14/02/2023, 15:11) Like (15) Dislike (18) Reply
    The slavery mill is grinding slow but grinding still.
    • @hmmm (14/02/2023, 15:45) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
      I fully agree. It is impossible to exempt sanctions in the COI recommendations against present and past governments for the mishandling of the public service over the last 30 to 40 years. But the UK hired and paid the Commissioner for the COI so pays the piper calls the tune.
  • facts (14/02/2023, 15:14) Like (15) Dislike (30) Reply
    The racist UK mission is moving forward through abuse of power by the racist UK Commissioner of police and Governor. They are trying to instill fear in order to destabilize the country and try to justify their actions for a takeover to the world to be able to bring in their people.
    • To facts (14/02/2023, 17:40) Like (7) Dislike (8) Reply
      You are spot on. We are not saying that changes are not needed like everywhere else in the world but the UK is trying to justify their abuse of power through creating the perfect storm so we will fight each other and look to the Governor & Uk as saviors while their kind get away free free free.
  • The Streets (14/02/2023, 15:17) Like (13) Dislike (13) Reply
    We demand the report from that lawyer man in the UK Cox who was working with the Attorney General and the Government in the COI. Every story has two sides and the side of the people of the Virgin Islands in this COI needs to be told. It is our only refuge as a people from this organized unjustified attack against the people of the Virgin Islands.
    • @The Streets. Street Reporter.. (15/02/2023, 05:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      You have a point.. but it shows how weak , careless and such a failure our leaders are, but they will continue to be that way if we continue making excuses for them...We on the street would have done the negotiation and agreement like this....4 parts payment .1st part to start the job....2nd part in the middle of the job...3rd part at the end of the job ...and 4th and final part upon receiving the report.. This Lawyer already got paid in full so he don't care..Now we are now left begging for a report.... Hope we vote some street smart people this election, the book smart fools are letting us down in every way..
  • questions (14/02/2023, 15:20) Like (35) Dislike (16) Reply
    If the public service has so many areas that needed fixing according to the pre-authored COI, then why are the elected officials being held accountable for this when the public service is under the Governor. This is total abuse of power by the Governor and his UK Officials because they think we have no defense against their high-handed actions.
  • Rubber Duck (14/02/2023, 15:22) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    They will never audit or investigate the governor the police chief or their offices so ayo keep dreaming
    • Indigenous BVIlander (14/02/2023, 20:15) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      All I can say is Well Sah
    • Rubber Duck (15/02/2023, 00:24) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Was it too difficult to think up your own name? Isuspect it was and that you are in fact a cretin.

      If anyone has evidence that the Governor or the COP is corrupt, present it to the DPP or the owners of this site.
  • not nice (14/02/2023, 15:23) Like (23) Dislike (13) Reply
    Vi islanders wake up Rankin Collins and Pam must go our we doom
    • folks (14/02/2023, 17:12) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
      They go yes but the repacement won't be you or m or an u one looking like you or me. Further more , this mess all around was instigated and pleaded for by you and me and all we collectively. The current real possibility of the BVI, and perhaps the best remedy for the VI,becoming a Police State, is/was created and perpetrated by you me and all ah we collectively.. "We" is our number 1 enemy. We perpetuate and perpetrate then we vex when the UK activate in response as they are mandated to do.
  • time (14/02/2023, 15:23) Like (26) Dislike (15) Reply
    This prearranged and questionable COI will be exposed with time for what it really is...a modern day lynching by the colonial masters. The main thing the Governor is interested in is why more of his kind has not received Belonger status. He has no regard for the Caribbean people nor locals.
  • We have rights (14/02/2023, 15:27) Like (25) Dislike (8) Reply
    UK Officials are ignoring our democracy and democratic rights as a people of the BVI because they have deadline in their COI recommendations on legislation and policies to be passed which means they do not care if they are the best thing for the people of the BVI or not. Just get it done when and how they say. This means that the House of Assembly and the public service is now a rubber stamp for the Governor and his UK bosses. This is a slap in the face of democracy and certainly does not reflect a true modern partnership. For example, clearly the Governor and his UK sidekicks are angry that the Police Act was not passed as they send it to the House of Assembly to be passed and now, they are coming for blood through abuse of power but will try to package it as otherwise.
  • when? (14/02/2023, 15:29) Like (18) Dislike (15) Reply
    When will the people of the BVI wake up and recognize that this whole COI process is a modernized version of ensuring that they enslave us. The time frame to get these recommendations done is absurd and unattainable and the UK knows this fact but could care less as failing to meet their unattainable deadlines is success for them.
    • Scop (14/02/2023, 15:54) Like (10) Dislike (9) Reply
      What good would it do to enslave the people of the BVI?
      • In Actuality (14/02/2023, 17:23) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
        Not all " people of the VI" are people of the vi... when and if enslavement happens,,some others ,the real people of the VI will become truly free.
  • tell me (14/02/2023, 15:36) Like (14) Dislike (13) Reply
    Who can look into the Governor? Who can look into the UK Commissioners of Police and some of their UK Officers? I ask because there are many rumors on the street about a few of them but how can they look into us, but no one can look into them except themselves. This is wrong and it needs immediate looking into. This is building up to be suppression and leading to a revolution.
  • Food for thought (14/02/2023, 15:40) Like (23) Dislike (9) Reply
    This is why I say the position of the Governor should be an elected one so they can be held accountable by the people and the laws of the land. Also, so we can check their bank accounts and assets before they took office, while in office, and after, so they do not run off with our money and hide it in Switzland or other places in the world in their family's names while having us looking at each other in the BVI as the thrives and corrupt because they have the power of investigation to keep our eyes off of them.
  • De PLANE (14/02/2023, 15:56) Like (13) Dislike (8) Reply
    Is anyone wondering why they are after all kind of trivial stuff and making cases to go after who they hate? Well, it is to take our minds off the failures and questionable actions of the Governors and past UK Commissioners of Police and also so we can forget about the missing plane and 8 million dollars. School children say that some high-level UK officials are involved, and all efforts are being done to cover up the DE PLANE!
  • Well U POSTING NEWS (14/02/2023, 15:57) Like (11) Dislike (16) Reply
  • .... (14/02/2023, 16:02) Like (21) Dislike (16) Reply
    are you all shxtting me! the governor and commissioner is the biggest problems we have? but yall gladly turn a blind eye to yall "elite" locals. ohhh ok
  • confused (14/02/2023, 16:12) Like (19) Dislike (6) Reply
    So only black people can be investigated or charged or go jail in the BVI? Just asking for a friend.
    • Umm (15/02/2023, 09:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      far as i know them aint the ones running drugs, getting our kids killed, stealing our tax money to buy their mansions and boats while the poor suffer... cool!
  • school children say (14/02/2023, 16:16) Like (18) Dislike (14) Reply
    School children say the UK Audit office came to the BVI in secrecy and audited the last Governor nd his office and the report was not good but we all know they will never go after their own in the public but instead cover it up. That is why they called him back earlier than he was suppose to leave. To help cover it up they are now trying to put it back on us with their COI so we can stay off of them and have us watching each other as crooks.
  • 2023 (14/02/2023, 16:42) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
    hold on when we begin to see court trials without jury(straight to the jail house

    white police
    white judge
    white prison officers

    • @2023 (14/02/2023, 17:43) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
      I couldn't say it better myself. You can see the evil on these two men faces in the article. They are more angry now than ever since the police bill is not passed how they want and now they are going crazy with abuse of power with modern day colonial strategies disguised as investigations and good governance to try to put fear in our hearts and minds.
      • Street Reporter. #1 (14/02/2023, 21:09) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
        Not as Yet. Just a matter of time...The governor or Britain can't be responsible for politicians and public servants dishonest and criminal behaviour...Britain is just trying to make things right..
        • Wtfe (15/02/2023, 07:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

          How can Britain make things right and they cant even get it right in the own country? For God sake please. It ain't no Brit could come to the VI and tell anyone of us how to live and what we should do. This is retirement life for them. You dont want to see them all at their gathering spots. This is the best life any of them has ever seen or had. Best jobs best houses they live in best cars they have driven most stress less life they have ever lived. Instead of helping on the streets they out drinking with mates and sh** or going sailing. They all full of BS and then have this toy cop walking around trying to be a baller and on board of tourism? All of them fake as hell. The commissioner taking the young island boy police and gassing their heads to watch his back but still all of them have to hold a side job to feed their families while they white ones get off work at 330 each day to go have a pint? We see these MFs. We watching you just like y ou u watching us. Dont take or kindness for ignorance mind eh.

    • Crazy joe (15/02/2023, 00:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Black criminals ( regrettably )
  • Public Officer (14/02/2023, 17:48) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    Things are so bad in the public service now that most people afraid of their shadow. Everything being referred to the police now no matter how simple it may seem and I mean stuff that has nothing to do with integrity also. I am law abiding citizen but the way the UK moving, this is not a right in the sight of God.
    • civ servant (14/02/2023, 19:31) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      good, some of us were doing the most for years, we need to fear the consequences of our actions
  • love it (14/02/2023, 19:37) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    What's worst.. Foy asking for BVI to pray and ting while he turns the place into a narco state like Jamaica were ppl dead like dog daily..and a few reap..and whitey gets his way still..y'all don't like whitey but you like the money...victimhood is real.Yall playing the race card hard.Its deflect and blame.Own your destiny and stop whining BVI.
  • Well (14/02/2023, 19:59) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
    If they don’t do it, the locals here so bad minded towards each other that they will destroy this place. I’m on the U.K side. We done have a whole premier on bail in America for criminal activities and more criminals looking to run next election lol. King Charles better take over this place fast!
    • Sad ending (14/02/2023, 22:02) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Well I wish I could like your comment a thousand times. You are right on point!! Some of them blaming the UK when it is their own bad mind toward each other and corruption at every corner, every office in Government!
  • Question… (14/02/2023, 20:41) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Please remind me….who asked for the commission of inquiry?
  • Sad ending (14/02/2023, 21:05) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    No sitting officials were arrested, but an ex-official was arrested. We will hear... Them coming for all of the corrupt government officers past and present who were involve with Head *****
  • ha (14/02/2023, 21:19) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
    You all blogging crap BUT know that this senior civil servant was up to crap and is currently not working because of it. You all said s$$t about it during lockdown when all the go fasts kept running. Stop trying to make it a racist thing when you know that there is no way these people could get done if it wasn’t for outside detectives.
  • Revenge (14/02/2023, 22:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Vino those white boys going get you just watch
  • Josiahsbay (14/02/2023, 23:28) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    To the Constitution Review: Get the UK out of our Constitution, our laws, and our policing, or severance from the UK may be the only thing that can save us.
  • The BVI In Trouble.. (15/02/2023, 05:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    If you all think Head Coach and mother and son will not take a. Deal and give up what they know, you all aint thinking straigbt... The Governor and Britain already getting info from what thise who got arrested spitting out..( They are laughing at us and our naivity). We all know that much tougher; richer and more connected criminzls than those 3 bow under federal pressurs to safe themselves..
    • @The BVI In Trouble (20/02/2023, 13:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      That was no real deal going down. That was a make up plot to get Head Coach out of the way and he fell for it. You all stop trying to make us believe that there was a big operation going on because we know better. If the operation was so big why you all don't nip the bud at it's source. You all afraid of the big cartel in the big places where you all come from so you all come down here and jump on Foy trying to make it look like he is the main supplier of drugs in the world. Nobody laughing at us the world know it is a set up to carry out you all agenda. Even people in UK asking why UK do not clean up Uk first.
  • Norris Turnbull (15/02/2023, 06:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Narrative (15/02/2023, 06:24) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    In almost every thread here i read of the colonial enslavers and their abuse of power.

    look closer to home people......all this smoke and mirrors going on, all the noise being spouted, our own elected officials past and present are and have been abusing their powers which WE entrusted them with by electing them.......but all of this narrative if white enslaver is being created and perpetuated by them to distract us all from their corrupt ways and how they continually fail us. whats happened to The Wall, The cruise ship peir park, the mystery Airline ???? forgotten about right ???? distracted right ??? and lets not forget our biggest piece of negative press in decades . ..Our former premier and senior placed port authority staff presently accused and being held awaiting trial for an alleged plot to use their collective powers to create a massive cocaine trafficking route through our country.....abuse of power ??? look to our doorstep . .....its no wonder UK are holding our feet to the fire .....we've been caught with our hands in the cookie jar and now there is so much noise being created by our local government past and present created so we forget about whats on our doorstep........make no mistake, i share the collective view about the COI and how it was established and carried out, but something needed to be done because its obvious that we cant investigate ourselves, we cant be trusted to do it and we certainly dont seem to be able to " police" ourselves ( and i dont mean physical police force).
    we need to look past the smoke and mirrors people, get smart about it and start to see all of this narrative is a deflection away from the facts, it is giving us someone to blame for the error of our ways. please focus closer to home, think about who you vote for very carefully.....very very carefully....we need new fresh vibrant and trust wothy people representing us........

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