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Opposition calls for Premier Fahie to voluntary resign or be removed

- condemns alleged actions of Premier Andrew A. Fahie & others
From left: Fourth District Representative Hon Mark H. Vanterpool; Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser (RA); Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8); and Second District Representative Hon Melvin M. Turnbull at the press conference today, May 1, 2022. Photo: Facebook
The Opposition Members have called for Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to immediately voluntarily resign or be removed from office. Photo: VINO/File
The Opposition Members have called for Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to immediately voluntarily resign or be removed from office. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Opposition Members have called for Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to immediately voluntarily resign or be removed from office.

The Opposition Members, at a press conference on May 1, 2022, also condemned the alleged actions of Premier Fahie, who was arrested on April 28, 2022, by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on charges related to conspiracy to import a controlled substance and money laundering.

‘Premier Fahie must resign now’- Opposition Leader

Leader of the Opposition Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) said the Opposition had discussions with acting premier as early as Friday, April 29, 2022, after charges were officially filed, regarding the government's immediate disassociation from the premier and his actions and that they seek to have premier Fahie voluntarily resign or that steps were immediately taken to have him removed as premier of this territory of The Virgin Islands.

“Unfortunately, the results of those discussions have not been finalised 72 [48 hours] hours later. We respectfully encourage the acting premier to prioritise the interests of the territory at the most swiftly to insure the people of the Virgin Islands and our friends and supporters internationally by denouncing the alleged actions that have brought the reputation of the Virgin Islands into grave disrepute.”

Opposition condemns alleged actions of Hon Fahie

He also said Members of the Opposition strongly condemn the alleged actions of Premier Fahie and Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Ms Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard and “similarly denounce the actions of any public official that knowingly and willingly disgraced the responsibilities with which they have been entrusted and oaths of office which they took.”

Hon Penn said the Opposition urges Premier Fahie to resign “out of respect” for the people of the Virgin Islands in recognition of the need of the territory to move on.

“The majority of Virgin Islanders are people of integrity and respect the laws of the territory. These reprehensible actions by a distinct minority are in nowhere representative of the views and actions of the people of the Virgin Islands.”

Efforts underway to get Premier’s resignation- Dr Wheatley

Meanwhile, Acting Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said in an update last night, April 30, 2022, that efforts are underway to seek the resignation of Hon Fahie as Premier of the Virgin Islands as this would facilitate the smooth advancement of the process.

He also said the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Congress has voted him Chairman of the VIP and his colleagues have backed him to be the next Premier.

“All my elected colleagues and the government have expressed their support and confidence in me and we have all reiterated our commitment to working together in the best interests of the Virgin Islands and the Virgin Islands people,” Dr Wheatley said.

Dr Wheatley would need to be sworn in by Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, who will be at the helm of the VI if the UK suspends the VI’s Constitution and House of Assembly, as recommended by the Commission of Inquiry Report.

34 Responses to “Opposition calls for Premier Fahie to voluntary resign or be removed”

  • one eye (01/05/2022, 18:59) Like (20) Dislike (10) Reply
    They looking power thats all
    • Madussa (01/05/2022, 23:15) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
      @ one eye, well somebody has to be in power to keep the government running so the UK doesn't swoop down here with one of their chosen ones. Stop being negative when this is the time we must all come together and get stronger. No inhouse fighting.....PLEASE!
  • asura (01/05/2022, 19:07) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    hope its not just lip service of support but they mean it!!!
    • RD (01/05/2022, 21:19) Like (11) Dislike (37) Reply
      All human beings make mistakes, we just have to ask God to forgive him and to bring him to the BVI prison, even though he never wanted to know about us immigrates, I ask God for his family's conformity and that he give his tradition to his country because that way it will be easier for him and his family
      • NO BAIL (01/05/2022, 23:19) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
        Thats not going to happen - the USA will not let them leave - they have tapes of everything - see the statement by the DEA officer filed at Miami Court - Southern District. You have to ask yourself why was he and the Maynards so confident - was it because they had all done it before?
  • a bit too hungry (01/05/2022, 19:10) Like (19) Dislike (31) Reply
    a bit too power hungry; I don’t condone what A.Fahie did; How you guys are being now tested by God and you’ll failing by tossing you’ll unruly brother under the bus, If you’re child do wrong and publicly embarrass you; will you denounce them being yours? where’s the compassion? We’re not putting M. Penn or Jones to run our country!!
  • Andrew Fahie (01/05/2022, 19:24) Like (10) Dislike (21) Reply
    There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.
    With the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph
  • sinner (01/05/2022, 19:25) Like (4) Dislike (16) Reply
    We are all sinners ….repentance is the word ur welcome ☺️
  • lord o. (01/05/2022, 19:26) Like (16) Dislike (32) Reply
    What's the rush. Allow the man to breathe a little,, He already under a lot of pressure where he is,. U All applying more pressure, .. He will resign. Allow him to relax a bit. U all so power hungry, he is one a we he made a big mistake. This combination of representation will not work, they are going to embarrass us in that meeting....
    • Peaches (01/05/2022, 22:04) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
      @lord o. the work of the country has to go on. He has to let go of the office he did not deserve in the first place as he is the property of the United States government. Stop talking nonsense, he is not our Premier anymore. He has put our country in a very dangerous position.
    • lord o. (01/05/2022, 23:06) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
      Under a lot of pressure? He put himself under the pressure. Allow him to relax a bit? This was not his first rodeo, he betrayed the people and the Country. He sold out the Country to drug cartels and illegal gun runners out of greed and you have the idiots that still talking BS about he was set up. One thing for sure one of them is going to start snitching out after going under some intense interrogation.
  • The Acting Premier.. (01/05/2022, 19:31) Like (14) Dislike (6) Reply
    He ain really got any interest in going along with the opposition...I will agree that Carvin is the perfect person to lead us on this discussion before the hon Milliin he has all the attribute of good negotiator....Direct rule is already sealed all they can do is try to reduce it from 2 years to 18 months..
  • K (01/05/2022, 19:33) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    Mr Frasier resign again this man have atomically resign this is a disgrace man
  • VG (01/05/2022, 19:34) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    The time will come hope nobody fights
  • TB (01/05/2022, 19:48) Like (10) Dislike (23) Reply
    Please lets no bash our Premier and instead lets ensure that he is protected about defloration while in prison
  • update (01/05/2022, 19:50) Like (30) Dislike (6) Reply
    Hon Penn can you give any updated information regarding NDP involvement with the miss use of tax money while you held political office with your friends

    Just a reminder

    1. The wall
    2. The plane
    3. East Sewage project

    we need a new set of political parties all of dem have dirty hands

    The COI is asking for criminal proceedings
  • He still has a job? (01/05/2022, 19:57) Like (21) Dislike (4) Reply
    He has been removed. He’s in jail awaiting further court dates. bye Felicia, bye bye
  • So (01/05/2022, 21:16) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    I watched the Opposition’s Press Conference. It was like some of them were completely unprepared and just winded it. At least they were all there. They were extremely somber and well, appeared shaken.
  • The Reaper (01/05/2022, 21:29) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is what it the way ,where is cline Skelton.Not hearing from u.You can hide for how long
  • Dancing with the Stars (01/05/2022, 22:07) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    I am not surprise by the action of the members of the opposition. Their actions are like vultures looking for a prey to devour. As one of their colleagues from the House of Assembly has some difficulties with the law in another country, rather than sympathizing with the family they are fighting for power. The Premiership is a position that we don't know what will happen in the future.

    Should the recommendation of direct rule be implemented, there will not be a premier, rather there will be an advisory body to administer the Territory. Let us wait and see the outcome. A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. May God bless these beautiful Virgin Islands.
  • Politics (01/05/2022, 22:52) Like (10) Dislike (11) Reply
    No heart
    Was patiently waiting for the man to fall
    Ayo will never be leaders!
    Wicked set !
    Andrew an O.M shall over come !
  • Medusa (01/05/2022, 23:22) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    I applaud the opposition and stand with them - the Premier should resign if he had any decency at all - he aint getting out of that US jail and will probably have all his cash and property frozen - if they can find it.
  • Greg (01/05/2022, 23:24) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    I will advise all of you politicians who were connected with this embarrassing disgrace, to not go to the USA no matter how much they call you because you will be snatched up at the airport when you disembark. Not that you shouldn't get caught too, but because they have set the trap waiting for you fools.

  • Gulliver (02/05/2022, 00:37) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    None of them politician have integrity like the hill man and Walters who used to work in immigration. Yes I said so in my expat Ross.
  • I'm I free to speak. (02/05/2022, 00:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I support direct rule for one year, not 2 years, after one year they should have things in order, Call fresh elections and hand our country over to us and have an over sight team for a year to ensure structures and procedures are maintained..Then they get out.....But we all know we cannot continue this way.. I know quite a few doing very well and change will affect their cash in take and the power they now enjoy, so, their opposition is natural and expected..but the best way forward is to let go for a short time, observed, learn.and get prepared...
  • 2024 (02/05/2022, 07:13) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    When the movie is released about the the BVI's decline the leading roles will be cast as:

    Andrew Fahie - Bill Cosby with lots of make up
    O. Maynard - Eddie Murphy with lots of make up
    K. Maynard - Will Smith with some make up
    Bishop Cline - Martin Lawrence
    Guv Rankin - Leonard DiCaprio with make up
    Honest lady auditor - Gabrielle Union
    Claude Skelton Clyne - Bishop Cline(in custody)
    Amanda Milling - Tea Leoni
    Government Official 1 - Barack Obama
    DEA Agent - Antonio Banderas
    Natalio Wheatley - Chris Rock

    Any comments?
  • HaHa! (02/05/2022, 07:38) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    I can just see Fahie in his jumpsuit and orange flipflops, lining up next to the phones in jail waiting to make a video call from Federal Custody to the BVI annonucing his resignation due to the fact he is looking at 140 years and is never coming back... that is right at the top of his things to do list right now LOL
  • My views (02/05/2022, 07:50) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    You all need resigned and let us March to have an election.
  • Holy Molly (02/05/2022, 08:24) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Did the BVI just wake its sleeping giant babysitter or what? LOL and keep up with those demonstrations! then afterwards google how that works out in England when we try it. You have done messed up and I mean YOU ALL... just like here you blame every Brit for the British government.... what's go for the goose... lol
  • BuzzBvi (02/05/2022, 09:39) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    I heard all these opposition members thinking about is there own power trying to ask the government to give each of them a a time of crisis they looking power!!!
  • What a man sow….. (02/05/2022, 09:50) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    He will get a chance to loose some blubber. He is facing at least 30 years in Federal Prison. He sold out his Country. Is that not a form of slavery?
  • C’mon BVI Legislators!! (02/05/2022, 23:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Every hand,strategy and resolutions need to b on deck. Now is not the time for opposing parties…..we need to preserve our country and Constitution!!

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