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November 2nd, 2021
Jaspert had said ‘CoIs are expensive & reveal nothing’- Premier Fahie

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- With the Opposition often insinuating that Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) was often running to the Governor to persuade him to call a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into government when he was in the Opposition, the Premier has again sought to set the record straight.

October 12th, 2021
CoI: UK lawyer calls out hypocrisy of UK regarding governance in VI

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI- With many already questioning the motive of the one-sided Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into Governance in the Virgin Islands, United Kingdom lawyer Sir Charles Geoffrey Cox QC, who is representing Government Ministers and the Attorney General before the CoI, has again raised suspicion about the reason the CoI was called and the fact that Governors for the past three to four decades did nothing about Cabinet decisions that the CoI is now taking issues with.

October 7th, 2021
Gary R. Hickinbottom’s own son called him a bully!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Already accused of bullying and making unreasonable demands of Ministers of Government and public servants in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI), it has come to light that the Commissioner of the Inquiry into governance in the VI, Sir Gary R. Hickinbottom, was even accused of being a bully and making unreasonable demands by his own son.

August 27th, 2021
UK PM’s ‘dodgy dealings hang over him like a bad smell’- Labour Party MP

LONDON, UK- “These latest revelations prove that the prime minister appears to be allergic to telling the truth about the dodgy dealings and the web of conflicts of interests, secret loans and cover-ups that hang over him like a bad smell.”

August 20th, 2021
VI’s very limited resources strained ‘with very broad & imposed’ CoI- Premier

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Although burdened with a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) by the United Kingdom (UK) Government, which has evaded calls for a CoI into its own handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and allegations of corruption, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government led by Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) continues to forge ahead with legislation to improve the lives of the territory’s people.

August 1st, 2021
‘We must not fall victim' to old divide & rule trick- Deputy Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands observes Emancipation Day today, August 1, 2021, Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has urged Virgin Islanders to reflect and be grateful for the progress made as a people and to reject attempts by forces to bring about division that can derail the territory and its young democracy.

August 1st, 2021
More hypocrisy! UK Gov’t accused of trying to muzzle free press

LONDON, United Kingdom- While the United Kingdom Government, through the Commission of Inquiry (CoI), seem to have no issue with publicly disclosing documents not yet laid in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), it is busy at home trying to guard its secrets, allegedly even at the expense of the sacred press freedom.

July 21st, 2021
COVID or not! CoI team says it will be back in August!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite the Virgin Islands (VI) going through a challenging time where it is seeing record numbers of active COVID-19 cases and deaths, the United Kingdom (UK) sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI) called by the aggrieved ex-governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert days before his exit from the territory has said it will resume its work next month.

July 21st, 2021
5 UK MPs from PM Johnson’s party found guilty of breaching Code of Conduct

LONDON, United Kingdom- As the United Kingdom-sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI) called by ex-Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, the close buddy of the beleaguered UK Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson aka ‘Boris’, has been nailing Virgin Islands legislators to the cross for not complying to the Register of Interests Act, they need not look at the VI to find persons with sin as it is right at home in the UK, and in the UK government.

June 16th, 2021
Flustered CoI orders investigation into leaked position statement to VINO

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- The Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into governance paused its questioning of witnesses this afternoon, June 16, 2021, to turn its attention to Virgin Islands News Online’s (VINO) article published today with the headline: ‘CoI document reveals ‘turf war’ between Ex-Governor Jaspert & VI Gov’t’.

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