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Jefferson J. Knight aka ‘Knight Rider’ reportedly planning to challenge CoI in Court

Retired police officer and former crown prosecutor in the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr Jefferson J. Knight aka ‘Knight Rider’ is reportedly taking the Governor to court for alleged constitution breaches connected to the Commission of Inquiry in the VI, according to information revealed on the ‘Da Moring Braff’ radio show on Tola Radio ZBVI 780am. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Knight who revealed that he is also a Belonger, said as a trained prosecutor he has concerns with the CoI recommendations and the appointment of Gary R. Hickenbottom as the commissioner of the COI by then Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Knight who revealed that he is also a Belonger, said as a trained prosecutor he has concerns with the CoI recommendations and the appointment of Gary R. Hickenbottom as the commissioner of the COI by then Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Retired police officer and former crown prosecutor in the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr Jefferson J. Knight aka ‘Knight Rider’ is reportedly looking to challenge some alleged constitutional breaches connected to the Commission of Inquiry in the VI, according to information revealed on the ‘Da Morning Braff’ radio show on Tola Radio VI.

Mr Knight, who was a guest on the November 30, 2023, edition of the show said he is someone who is not "indigenous" but has a deep connection to the VI, as he grew up with the people of the VI from a teenager and has appreciated the friendship and love of the people over the years.

CoI Commissioner is not an investigator- Mr Knight 

Mr Knight, who revealed that he is also a Belonger, said as a trained prosecutor he has concerns with the CoI recommendations and the appointment of Sir Gary R. Hickinbottom as the Commissioner of the CoI.  

He said his biggest concern with the appointment is that it was clear that the Commissioner was appointed by the Governor to inquire into corruption in public offices and not conduct a criminal investigation.

“Now we must understand, right now in the BVI Constitution we have fundamental rights and freedoms and the safeguard of justice and their provisions like in section 12, section 15 and Section 16 of the Constitution to protect the rights of persons accused of a criminal offense, persons who are under investigation for a criminal offense, and persons who are charged or likely to be charged for criminal offense.” 

He continued, “Now my concern with the COI recommendation is where the commissioner of the CoI… is making a recommendation to the governor to investigate, to conduct criminal investigations against persons after the CoI. Now Sir Gary was not appointed as a criminal investigator in the BVI to investigate the criminal offense of corruption, because corruption is a criminal offense.”

Corruption is a criminal offense not for CoI- Mr Knight 

He added that under the criminal justice system, corruption is a criminal offense, “So if Governor Augustus Jaspert had identified that there is systematic corruption in governance and with our elected public officials and public offices, then Governor Jasper should have appointed a criminal investigator to investigate the criminal offense of corruption, but he did not do that.”

Mr Knight said the use of a Commission of Inquiry means the commissioner was not a criminal investigator to fall in the category of a police officer to conduct criminal investigations in the VI.

He said his move to bring the matter to court is to share his view that the CoI was constitutionally wrong and was rather a ‘setup’ for not appointing a Police to conduct a criminal investigation if the governor believed there was corruption in the VI.

54 Responses to “Jefferson J. Knight aka ‘Knight Rider’ reportedly planning to challenge CoI in Court ”

  • What rubbish (01/12/2023, 11:44) Like (43) Dislike (35) Reply
    The COI made recommendations in terms of potential criminal offences, and the police are investigating. He will be wasting his time and money
    • @ what rubbish (01/12/2023, 17:06) Like (15) Dislike (18) Reply
      It's about time White supremacists is hit back
    • @What rubbish (02/12/2023, 02:50) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
      You have no knowledge of the law. Nothing criminal to investigate and if any charges brought, the case should either be thrown out (for unfairness, prejudice and abuse of process) or any conviction that is rendered should be marked as 'unsafe'. Why? Because there is something called "due process of the law" and PACE. One cannot be asked questions of any offfence whereby they may potentially incriminate themselves unless cautioned under arrest (and told what crime they are being suspected of committing), told of their right to silence and their right to an Attorney. The COI is an illegal venue. Due process laws have been developed overtime to protect people and clearly the foundations of the COI, if they do not respect the concept of due process, are clearly archaic, outdated, illegal and unjust. Nobody name starting with "Sir", coming from the UK and do not know this. The whole set up neither looked, smelt or felt right. There was no due process. If crimes are suspected, the process should be: 1) reporting through confidential whistle-blower policy; 2)internal investigations led by an independent committee and/or 3) reporting to the police where suspicion of crime. The police SHOULD have the sense and training required to investigate and then bring charges,arrest, cautioning etc. (outlined above), for progression to a trial if need be. Knight Rider is right all day long. Foy could not challenge the COI because ironically he was the one who asked.for it even though he did not know what the hell he was asking for. It was down to pride. Any other party in government would have had the challenge it from the jump. Sense over nonsense.
      • Really? (02/12/2023, 12:28) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
        @what rubbish - not sure what law books you been reading but you sure is ignorant on the law boy!
  • Eh Eh! (01/12/2023, 11:47) Like (90) Dislike (41) Reply
    He jus' looking relevance. Man, stay out of our business! And BTW, where did you study law? Stuupppes!!!!
    "Knight Rider go home! Leave Tortola ppl business alone!!" Ole Kalypso.
    • @Eh eh (02/12/2023, 02:53) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
      My advice to KR would be to leave the stupid population to sink. The idiotic comments just because he is not seen as "from here" when he is trying to help the place. Let the UK suspend the constitution. Set ah clowns.
  • Dear Knight Rider (01/12/2023, 12:20) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Do any of these protections apply to persons languishing in Balo for year after year awaiting trial?
    " in section 12, section 15 and Section 16 of the Constitution to protect the rights of persons accused of a criminal offense, persons who are under investigation for a criminal offense, and persons who are charged or likely to be charged for criminal offense.”
  • jack (01/12/2023, 12:20) Like (25) Dislike (29) Reply
    We with you
    • @Jack (01/12/2023, 14:29) Like (16) Dislike (5) Reply

      You all don’t seem to understand STOP!!!!
      the %^$ about we. I am one of the suppose we that don’t care or give a S.

  • lodger (01/12/2023, 12:34) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
    Good luck with that!
  • Finally (01/12/2023, 12:38) Like (23) Dislike (18) Reply
    Let's goooo !!!
  • I concur (01/12/2023, 13:01) Like (35) Dislike (30) Reply
    These people have abused their authority. A lot has been done to me in an attempt to silence me, but I will not back down. They will have to kill me, because my story will be told in time.

    It is said, “All it takes for evil to prevail is the good people to do nothing. They have to be stopped.
    • I’m with you on this (01/12/2023, 13:24) Like (22) Dislike (19) Reply
      to I concur, I agree.

      It is said, “All it takes for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing.” They have to be stopped. Yes, they have certain people cell phones tapped. Be Careful!.
  • Citizen (01/12/2023, 13:13) Like (34) Dislike (79) Reply
    It's about time. It is so sad that all the so-called lawyers just sit back and what the devil at work. All of them is just useless.
  • black (01/12/2023, 13:17) Like (14) Dislike (102) Reply
    Thank you Rider for calling a spade a spade and enlightening the blind amongst us.
    These set of weak A** leaders and politicians proved them ain't worth their salt, Just like sheeple complying as instructed even thou it's wrong......set of TRAITORS!!!!
  • Night rider fan (01/12/2023, 13:47) Like (14) Dislike (42) Reply
    Night Rider leave these people business alone. Let the UK take over and make them slaves one more time in their own land. Anyone who stands up against the Governor and his plans is benefiting the BVI. But they are not grateful for your help. Let Wade and the Christopher lady and the rest of them continue their law suits. , More lawsuits would be better in my opinion, but they are ungrateful, so just let it be , Let them loose their high positions in the country.
  • Hilarious Nonsense! (01/12/2023, 13:48) Like (31) Dislike (16) Reply
    This is just hilarious nonsense being spoken. The COI identified possible criminal matters that were then passed to the formal criminal investigators of the RVIPF. That is how it’s supposed to operate when a COI is called.

    • @ hilarious nonsense (01/12/2023, 17:09) Like (14) Dislike (44) Reply
      The governor office out blogging trying to change our minds we will not fall for it
    • @ hilarious nonsense (02/12/2023, 02:59) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
      The COI called for the suspension of a constitution based on suspicions of things not yet proven in court. It would have been and will still be hilarious WHEN the UK suspends rhe constitution. The country is so stupidly hateful that they can't take help from people who are on their side because of where they born. Stop caring is my advice for Knight Rider
  • @ I concur (01/12/2023, 13:54) Like (23) Dislike (24) Reply
    Their illegal “operation dragnet” is in full effect based on gossip and hearsay. They will entice you to fall for their bait and then, entrap you. They are not to be trusted at all. They will do anything to get their way, strengthen their numbers to get a stronghold over us. It’s nothing to do about accountability, transparency, and good governance. They want what we have- implement their apartheid-like systems, and turn us all into servants for them. We must resist at all cost.
    • @@I concur (01/12/2023, 17:26) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
      Nice to see someone admit what the status quo here is - apartheid-like! Yes (the minority) Belongers not enforcing laws fairly for (the majority) non-belonger. The majority of adults endentured and without a voting franchise.

      Thanks for telling it like it is
      • Let’s be balance (02/12/2023, 10:16) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        How does it work in your country? Reply. Then we can elaborate. Of course there are those who make right wrong and wrong right.
  • Boy go somewhere (01/12/2023, 14:11) Like (18) Dislike (19) Reply
    Knight rider go take a seat. Strruuppes
  • @I CONCUR (01/12/2023, 14:20) Like (6) Dislike (13) Reply
  • Dominica more corrupt.. (01/12/2023, 14:24) Like (11) Dislike (11) Reply
    Boss stay in Dominica and fight for Dominicans.. Find out from Skritt where the CBI billions gone and how many Dominica Passports have been sold. And what the Status of the CBI, and with all that money how come so many Dominicans are suffering.? Why so many political oppression and victimization.?
  • hero (01/12/2023, 14:42) Like (14) Dislike (23) Reply
    Knight Rider you are a national hero to the BvI.
    Although all may not have the intelligence vision and ability to understand what is actually being done by the uk and it’s appointed. I appreciate your diligence, knowledge and support. Thank you. Your name will be mentioned with Noel Lloyd one day and because you’re not born here and still fighting as one Caribbean and a black people, you’re even a bigger hero in my opinion. Big up yoself
  • I agree (01/12/2023, 15:03) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Its a set up because if he's not a police or investigator he can be told to come to ANY biased finding or pick and choose what to find and what not to find, such as a report on the governor for not issuing a COI into the police force & his own office.
  • KNIGHT RIDER DOB 18/04/1968. (01/12/2023, 15:37) Like (13) Dislike (11) Reply
    Thanks VINO, for allowing the citizens to exercise their fundamental human rights and freedoms-[freedom of speech] in a free and democratic society of the BVI. No COI recommendation A1 and A2 ,to suspend the BVI Constitution, and to give the Governor, direct rule, can take away, the fundamental human rights and freedom of my BVI people,which Her Majesty the Queen,ORDERD,at the Court at Buckingham Palace-UK,to the enjoyment of my BVI people.Sir Gary Hickinbottom,should be investigated by His Britannic Majesty's Secretary of State,for this [FAKE] recommendation A1 and A2. These recommendations are [PURE-EVIL]!. Slavery days are over,and we want REPARATION for SLAVERY.
    One love-[Knight Rider]
  • BUSY BEE (01/12/2023, 15:47) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply
    So here we have another example of a person that is clearly all in favour of the "wink-wink" - under-the-table - back room-deal style of government we've had for decades, and he's apparently willing to put his money down to get that.
  • tola (01/12/2023, 17:56) Like (34) Dislike (15) Reply
    Mr Knight you should be ashamed to cause you as a big man from since you join the police force for about 28 years you live in the barracks for free without paying one cent . Even putting your name on the bathroom as if the place belong to you . Stay in you county and deal with corruption that is more rampant there than the BVI...
  • KNIGHT RIDER TO TOLA (01/12/2023, 18:54) Like (10) Dislike (40) Reply
    This is my show,and my article, so I will respond. Tola:"Put an article on VINO". LOL.No. I paid the police administration with my housing allowance and half of my national security allowance,to stay in the barracks for my safety and security.I did not stay in barracks for all that time for free. I was transfered from station to station etc, so the police had to provide accomodation. I proudly stayed in the barracks. My country is BVI,where I getting my pensions from BVI government and SSB.What happens in my area where I reside, is not my business and not my concern.BVI is my country.BVI people are my people.My candle is burning.My rosary is rolling,and I would say the Hail Mary Prayers.I shall defeat the COI recommendations.The COI recommendations are [FAKE]!!
    The COI recommendations are [PURE EVIL] to destroy innocent BVI Landers.Sir Gary Hickinbottom,should be disciplined for this mockery and kokomakak COI recommendations
    One love..
    • @ Night Rider. (02/12/2023, 07:51) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
      Do you vote in Dominica. I am almost certain that you do. It's your place of Birth, your parents Birth so Dominica Issues should be your Issues and your fight. Put your positive energy and intelligence into resolving the many troubling Issues in the Birth place of you and your family..
    • Dear Me (02/12/2023, 12:31) Like (50) Dislike (15) Reply
      @Kight Ruder to Tola, I feel sorry for you - your ignorance is just embarrassing.
  • ok (01/12/2023, 19:29) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Cliven Gorge and London copper need bring down in the police focus . Them think they avowed the law
  • The Real Truth (01/12/2023, 20:24) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    From the a very long time i say the BVI have the most human ass holes, please allow me to clarify I am not a lawyer but common sense told me that anyone that live on an island and constantly refer to other's as " island man" or "island people" deserve what ever the UK do them. from the start of the coi i was amazed at the amount of what i considered learned people who was cheering for the coi, the so call brilliant lawyers with the exception of Micheal Fey stood on the side line with their hands over their mouths, and of course Mr. Fey was made to pay, I really do not expect a lot these 'Aholes" to side with knight rider at least he has balls.
  • KNIGHT RIDER DOB / TAN (01/12/2023, 20:39) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Both of you should be in Hollywood , yeah , like dark Vader , the one with the wig & knight rider who just awoke , teaming up to make a movie called ( WE or US ) and let us hand cuff both of you by the hand together on ya'll voyage to fantasy island
  • Marigot (01/12/2023, 21:15) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    Mr. Rider I know that you are doing farming in Dominica right now. Civil Ligation is very expensive. How many bags of yams,dasheen, bananas and okra are you going to sell to be able to raise funds for this foolish adventure. A wise man doesn't talk but analyze and reason . A fat bird ???? doesn't make noise but remain silent not attract too much attention but a tiny and a weak bird makes so much noise just to attract attention. Please choose which one are you?
  • Knight Rider. (01/12/2023, 22:19) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    COI recommendations to investigate the citizens for alleged criminal offences-aka PHARAOH: "Let my BVI people go"!!

    Corruption is a criminal offence, identified in the Criminal Codes, to be investigated by the police.

    The COI revealed and exposed, that all or most of our public officials and public officers, fell short of their duties and responsibilities etc.
    But the COI did not recommend that they be disciplined for their conduct.
    Some of the very same elected officials, are back in the Parliament!
    Only one [former Minister of Government] was arrested and charged with a FAKE and KOKOMAKAK charge of Breach of Trust??
    What happened to the rest of them, whom the COI accused of doing wrong?
    I had welcomed the COI, but to the end, the Governor and the COI, did not do justice to the BVI people
    Some elected officials and some public officers were targeted in the COI recommendations, while others were not targeted?
    Close the COI recommendations, reinstate the senior public officers, withdraw that fake charge against the former Minister of Education, and let's move on..
    The COI recommendations are FAKE!!
  • bbc (02/12/2023, 02:40) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    waste of time and stop making these white peoples disturb the people

    these former slave owners trying each and everything to mess with the mind of the people

    It is the control of the finances of this territory
  • bvibuzz (02/12/2023, 04:42) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    Jaspert is in London hob knobbing with the coi members as the BVI suffer from his policies.
  • Dancing with the Stars (02/12/2023, 09:44) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
    I want to commend Knight Rider for his advocacy and courage to express his views on the COI. I do hope that what was mentioned in his statement will be able to educate the residents of their rights in this country. First of all, the COI was illegal with the Attorney who was asking the questions on behalf of the Commissioner practiced his profession without being admitted to the Bar in the Territory. When the Hon. Speaker filed a court action to ensure that the legal process is followed, many persons criticized him.
    • Ignorance (02/12/2023, 12:35) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
      @Dancing with the stars - once again ignorance being displayed! The ex Speaker had no case and that was proven. The COI was not a court of law it was an inquiry and can be conducted as the appointed Commissioner determined - Read the legislation and stop talking so much nonsense!
  • Yes to UK (02/12/2023, 10:58) Like (1) Dislike (9) Reply
    Jefferson J. Knight, Are you going challenge the UK? You are just looking attention why don’t you crawl back under the rock you crawl from. You sound real stupid Andrew A. Fahie called for the COI, do you know where he is now, are you going to defend him?

  • WOW (02/12/2023, 12:21) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    We must be always licking the A... of the whites with people like " Yes To UK".
    Where were people like you when Knight was taking bullets protecting a BVISLANDER. Listen to the message and stop being ARROGANT & IGNORANT.
    Non of you, non, can stop him from talking.
    Why don't you all stop the man from St. Vincent that committed so much crime in the BVI, spend time in prison and every day calling Tola Radio.
    He should have been already deported from the BVI for the types of offences he was convicted for.
    I can rest assure that you " Yes To Uk" have not contributed to the BVIs as much as Knight.
    So to you and to all who telling him go sit down, "AH YOU MUST GO SIT DOWN".
  • Wow. (02/12/2023, 12:28) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    I want you all to know that Knight can go and come when he wants and none of you can stop him. At least he can go to Dominica but some of you can nit go home and to where and when he wants. Plus when ever he bloggs he identifies himself he doesn't hide. He is the original BVIs " Knight Rider" .
    Live with that.
  • lol (02/12/2023, 14:57) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    He should be having a competency hearing
  • DON Q (02/12/2023, 15:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    A well-functioning police welfare association is vital for both citizens and police officers, and such a body needs to be transparent and accountable.
  • PT09 (02/12/2023, 16:29) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    @KNIGHT RIDER TO TOLA You are so full of CRAP CRAP.
  • @ WOW (02/12/2023, 17:56) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    AT LEAST HE STILL GOT HIS BALLZ , DO YOU ? ( Night riding ? ) - hmMM •¿• AH HOPE IS BISCKLE ( U AH TARK BOUT ) ????
  • Rush Mire (02/12/2023, 18:49) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    No good to come of this for the V I. Leave well enough alone. The UK is and will remain ahead in this losing game.
    These updeislun folks, one way or another continues to be a blight and for creating one quagmire after another. Wigged devil, the preacher,the redmouth woman and now this one.

  • bojan (02/12/2023, 22:08) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Night Rider if you have something to gain out of it good for you but hear me the BVI have lots of lawyers from here keeping out of that kind of mela you think you way smarter than them nothing good will come out of this for you
  • Mustang (03/12/2023, 14:58) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Knight Rider has an interesting theory of the case and legal strategy. However,,I don’t think it will change few minds, if any,,for he is asking the people who made the policy, the rule,,to vote and rule against the house rule.
  • Jefferson Knight AKA Knight Rider (04/12/2023, 15:46) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sir Gary Hickinbottom wrote to the FDCO-UK, dated 8th June,2022 and he said in an excerpt at paragraph 16:-


    VINO!!" The COI recommendations, to investigate the citizens, [after the COI], are ALL-FAKE!!

    the COI itself:"WAS A FAKE"!!!
  • stop (04/12/2023, 16:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The only indeginous persons on Tortola are the hand full of Kalinago tribemam/woman from Dominica and St Vincent..Garafuna...abd a few like Odel from Guyana.That's it.If you don't have First people's of the Caribbean blood in you..your not indeginous...that's the truth and facts..please be yourselves and stop being something your not.

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