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October 22nd, 2021
CoI has racist colonial undertones with UK interrogating VI- caller tells Premier

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has maintained that the United Kingdom-sponsored Virgin Islands (VI) Commission of Inquiry, once transparent and leads to a just outcome, may aid in the territory becoming better.

October 21st, 2021
Jaspert slows down CoI to sort & download documents

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- Day 52 of the United Kingdom-sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI) held today, October 21, 2021, went off to an extremely slow start after controversial ex-Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert showed up for his second hearing seemingly unprepared.

October 18th, 2021
CoI: UK dirty but using 'sledgehammer to kill a fly’ in OTs- Robert C. Hall

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI –Former Speaker of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) House of Assembly, Mr Robert C. Hall has called out the double standards of the UK for not "cleaning their house,” yet going to extremes measures to sort 'the house' of UK Overseas Territories (OTs).

October 18th, 2021
CoI shifted focus from corruption to VI’s ability to self-govern- Dr Wheatley tells UN

MANHATTAN, New York, USA – Deputy Premier and Minister for Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has warned against any neo-colonialist outcomes after the conclusion UK-sponsored Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry (CoI) that is currently ongoing in the VI.

October 15th, 2021
CoI: Misick Gov't & TCI Opposition 'learned their lessons the hard way'- Robert C. Hall

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Mr Robert C. Hall, a former Turks of Caicos (TCI) Minister of Government says allegations of corruption in the Michael E. Misick administration, and questions over the handling of the financing of the territory were all precursors to the second CoI that eventually oust the Misick Government and resulted in a UK takeover of the territory.

October 13th, 2021
'I will not be deflected by political rhetoric'- Hickinbottom to Premier Fahie

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI– United Kingdom (UK) appointed Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry (CoI), Sir Gary R. Hickinbottom has accused Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) of trying to ‘deflect’ his work, after the Premier detailed the irony of an allegedly corrupt UK Government carrying out a corruption probe on the Virgin Islands (VI).

October 12th, 2021
Premier wary about being grilled on incomplete & unpublished AG report

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has raised serious concerns about the United Kingdom-sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI) and its use of an alleged unpublished Auditor General's report that may not have followed due process and was never made public, at least 'to the best of his knowledge'.

October 8th, 2021
COVID-19 grants were provided in ‘good faith’ to meet real needs– Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has defended his government’s issuance of COVID-19 cash grants, despite criticisms from the Auditor General Sonia M. Webster.

October 7th, 2021
CoI is a theatre to ‘shame & humiliate’ persons in public- Skelton-Cline

WICKHAMS CAY II, Tortola, VI – Talk show host Claude O. Skelton-Cline has lambasted the United Kingdom-funded Virgin Islands (VI) commission of inquiry as one that has a mission to ‘shame and humiliate’ persons in elected office and in the VI public service on the public stage.

October 5th, 2021
CoI ‘feels like targeting & victimisation’ toward me as a private citizen - Skelton-Cline

WICKHAMS CAY II, Tortola, VI – Local clergyman and talk show host, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has blasted the United Kingdom-sponsored Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry for what he called victimisation and a public lynching towards him in his private capacity as a citizen.


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