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Persons reportedly tried to bully Premier Fahie into reshuffling NBVI board

- Hon Fahie says NBVI Board member now ‘loose on the radio’ maligning his name
A Board Member of the Nation Bank of the Virgin Islands (NBVI) reportedly tried to bully Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) into reshuffling the board of the bank, the Premier revealed during the April 22, 2021, sitting of the House of Assembly. Photo: HoA/Youtube
Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said individual then threatened to resign from the board of the bank once demands are not met. Photo: Google Maps
Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said individual then threatened to resign from the board of the bank once demands are not met. Photo: Google Maps
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – A Board Member of the National Bank of the Virgin Islands (NBVI), along with his 'sidekicks', reportedly tried to bully Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) into reshuffling the board of the bank, the Premier revealed during the Seventh Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) held at Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom, Tortola, on April 22, 2021.

According to Premier Fahie, while he never acceded to the demands soon after taking office in 2019, he said the Board Member in question continues on a vicious tirade to malign his name, using mediums such as the radio, simply because they did not get what they wanted.

Individual sat in the Board member – Premier

“When we won the election… I saw a fellow came into my office…. with his sidekicks and their words were to me, we help you win the election… and if you want to stay here, you’re going to adhere to our demands,” Hon Fahie told the House.

“The first thing they told me… is that I must move the Head of the National Bank Immediately, and put them as the head of the National Bank,” Hon Fahie revealed.

The Premier said he was unable to agree to the unreasonable demands.

“The next thing that they said, if that's not done, that I must move the Chairman of the National Bank Board and put them Chairman of the National Bank Board.”

Individual ‘maligning my name’ on the radio – Premier

He said the individual then threatened to resign from the board if the demands were not met, before promising to 'talk until I bring you down’.

Hon Fahie said the individual reportedly wanted to hold him hostage knowing full well what they wanted was not right.

According to the Premier, “Now they're loose on radio stations speaking as if they have information, maligning your name because they did not get what they wanted to get when you got elected,” he said.

26 Responses to “Persons reportedly tried to bully Premier Fahie into reshuffling NBVI board”

  • wow (04/05/2021, 17:17) Like (74) Dislike (5) Reply
    Address the education system and tourism plan we don’t care about no damn NBVI Board!
  • wow (04/05/2021, 17:29) Like (26) Dislike (26) Reply
    Thanks for fixing them Premier, they outta place
  • Ha Ha (04/05/2021, 17:47) Like (23) Dislike (4) Reply
    By Geirge you could not do that. These unstable prople
  • Bully Vs Bully (04/05/2021, 17:50) Like (25) Dislike (1) Reply
    When bullies meet the one with the most power and enfluence ususlly wins...Lots of these boards need shaking up and adjusting too much political cronies,,, Change them up bring some objectivity and some accountsbility..Better governors.
  • dope (04/05/2021, 18:03) Like (17) Dislike (20) Reply
    Nobody gives a hoot about that board Fahie. Them is some waste.
  • one eye (04/05/2021, 18:49) Like (13) Dislike (11) Reply
    Fahie we with you don’t let boy George bully you his record at the ports should be part of the coi
  • W*F (04/05/2021, 19:05) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Two years later?
  • Inquiry (04/05/2021, 19:08) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just tell your story to the CoI. That is why they are here: corruption. Name names!!
    • @inquiry (05/05/2021, 15:32) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
  • GrowUp (04/05/2021, 19:21) Like (36) Dislike (0) Reply
    Address lack of water supply. Toxic air. Crime. Loose animals and the resulting victimization of thosewho lose their crops and gardens as a result.
    Whining about your assumption of vicimhood as the people express their opinions ,concerns and frustrations is getting old.
    It comes with the job. You did the very same to other Prrmiers and appointed Governors.
  • Tacky (04/05/2021, 19:24) Like (40) Dislike (0) Reply
    If you cannot name the culprit and witnesses then hush.
    Your word alone is invalid.
  • lol (04/05/2021, 19:38) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    What a thing to tell the king. This one funny. Who this person is that was trying to bully the good premier.? Well sah.
  • siri (04/05/2021, 20:07) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who are the board members of National Bank of the Virgin Idlands ... lol
  • local bank????? (04/05/2021, 20:24) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
    those folks does nothing to assist the small man. i applied for a loan putting up property and to this day noting what i looking is far less than the value of the property: went to a foreign bank and all went well using the same paper work
  • NBVI (04/05/2021, 21:01) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    that bank is a waste. complete lack of educated people. noones studying that bank.
  • Aha (04/05/2021, 21:21) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is the whistle blowing act? If you can’t name names and come with your proof, go siddung
  • BuzzBvi (04/05/2021, 22:36) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    Holy holy. This a bank or a personal plaything? Run away, close your accounts now. What the financial f to what is this? A bank. Doesn't really look like it. Please send help!! Where is a COI when you need one!
  • crazy (05/05/2021, 09:15) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who there wright mind will try and bully the brown homer.
  • @ raging bull (05/05/2021, 10:08) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Am in charge of all of you and unless you want to find out why am honored with the name ( brown bomber) and am sure you won't want me to do An overdrive on ya'all
  • Rubber Duck (05/05/2021, 10:20) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Any money laundering going on at this bank at all?
  • 007 (05/05/2021, 10:21) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Fahie lining up his defense for the COI?
  • @James bond (05/05/2021, 10:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    TECHNOLOGY is the main ingredient of her majesty secret service / well mr slick has a chance to show his skills now
  • Really? (05/05/2021, 12:48) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is it possible to Bully a Bully?
  • omg (07/05/2021, 12:15) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Is this necessary to talk about years later? There are so many other issues that requires attention and you give this petty thing exposure. Address ways we can build the BVI and get youngsters to invest in its future. You old folks pocket done full. Give our young people a chance to progress so they don't resort to crimes.

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