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USVI Gov Bryan joins region in condemning UK direct rule in VI

-calls on UK to give Virgin Islanders an opportunity to take their gov’t back under control
USVI’s Governor Albert Bryan Jr has joined other Caribbean officials in denouncing the recommendations of a BVI Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report and its calls for UK direct rule. Photo: Internet Source
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - USVI’s Governor Albert Bryan Jr has joined other Caribbean officials in denouncing the recommendations of a BVI Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report and its calls for UK direct rule.

Bryan’s remarks, made Tuesday, May 3, 2022, were especially sharp over the recommendation to suspend the VI’s constitution and place the neighboring territory under direct rule of the United Kingdom.

According to the St. Thomas news source, the Governor called the recent arrest of BVI Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) over drug conspiracy a tragedy, however, said it would. be unfortunate to let allegations against the Premier and Port Director Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard cast judgment over their peers in government.

“Give us an opportunity to make those mistakes and give guidance. Taking over is a terrible thing to do,” he said.

Let local people take Gov't back - Governor Bryan 

“I pray the British government (will) give those local people the opportunity to take their government back under control and help them get the government that they deserve,” Gov Bryan added. 

Caribbean leaders and organizations including Caricom and the OECS have condemned any move by the UK to impose direct rule on the VI and called on the Johnson Government to let the VI handle its own affairs.

During an April 18, 2022, press conference, BVI Governor John J.  Rankin  CMG revealed that the CoI Commissioner, Sir Gary R. Hickinbottom made several key recommendations, including direct rule and speedy review of the VI Constitution.

According to the Governor, the report also included recommendations for the curtailment of 'open-ended discretionary powers' held by public officials, including Cabinet, and a series of audits into projects, which may lead to criminal investigations.

22 Responses to “USVI Gov Bryan joins region in condemning UK direct rule in VI”

  • Boyyyyy (07/05/2022, 11:18) Like (22) Dislike (22) Reply
    You need to clean out under your dirty rug before you say anything. Look at what you did or have been doing to your wife.
    • @Boyyyy (07/05/2022, 11:59) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
      Some people are very good at slandering.
      • @@Boyyy (07/05/2022, 23:50) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
        Ain’t no slandering nothing. It is straight up FACTSSSSS!!!!. Don’t let it get to the point where the talk will start talking OKAYYYY.
    • AOC (07/05/2022, 12:07) Like (20) Dislike (15) Reply
      @Boyyyy
      You are classless! Please show some respect for the Gov. Of the USVI.
  • testing 1 2 3 (07/05/2022, 11:47) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Russia still invaded the Ukraine after all of the talking. all now Russia still bombing Ukraine

    We shall see what we shall see and i will go to my grave saying poor political leadership

    who vex vex
  • watching (07/05/2022, 12:23) Like (20) Dislike (14) Reply
    If he is so opposed to UK direct rule over the BVI why don't he fight for independence from mainland USA. Food for thought
    • @watching (07/05/2022, 16:51) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      He will never do that. The USVI have to much to loose if he does that. The US dollar that all of you in the BVI have access to will be cut off.
      • BVI tourist (10/05/2022, 16:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @@watching - BVI has cut themselves off from the US dollar for 2 years now. Endless hoops to jump through and punitive fees for USVI charter companies have kept USVI day trippers out. How's that been going for their economy?
  • cgb (07/05/2022, 12:36) Like (18) Dislike (22) Reply
    Mind ya business in USVI
  • old (07/05/2022, 12:48) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Mark. Need fo be a weather man.. When he say rain is sun
  • STFU! (07/05/2022, 13:13) Like (16) Dislike (9) Reply
    Who the hell ask you. Worry about yours not ours.
  • vi (07/05/2022, 13:40) Like (13) Dislike (7) Reply
    Everybody against UK taking over none of us saying what the elected officials doing all around the world it’s a reason why they taking over
  • POLITRICKS UNLIMITED (07/05/2022, 13:49) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    THATS THE NAME OF THE GAME ,SO
    WELCOME TO THE PRETENDERS CLUB / ANYTHING GOES , HEAVEN HELP US ????
  • Cotton Picker (07/05/2022, 15:22) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    Best thing for Bryan is to keep his mouth shut and stay out of this
  • rubber duck (07/05/2022, 16:33) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    He better hope he gets reelected
  • wondering (07/05/2022, 16:38) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
    Mr. USVI are you a part of the corruption with AF.

    Stay in your USVI lane. Thanks
  • @Cotton picker (07/05/2022, 16:46) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    He really needs to keep his mouth shut on this one. Let the BVI AND THE UK HANDLE THEIR OWN PROBLEMS. THE USVI HAVE TO ABIDE BY AND FOLLOW THE RULES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE BVI HAVE TO ABIDE BY AND FOLLOW THE RULES OF THE UK.
  • c (07/05/2022, 22:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    USVI would be better off if the US came down and ran things.
  • Webster (08/05/2022, 09:33) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    It’s clear this St.Thomas governor isn’t aware of what the BVI people are up against. Sir, you haven’t even considered the COI Report, you’re just thinking that the UK wants to impose Direct Rule just because Andrew was caught up! No, that’s not the case, so you, Mr. Governor need to get the facts straight and then comment.

    You come across as ignorant to the facts.
  • USVI Resident (08/05/2022, 10:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Anyone else now thing Bryan is suspect in Fahie’s dealings. He should stay out of BVI biz. We have enough problems over here. I love the BVI but would never presume to know what’s best for your people. Hoping and praying that much good comes out of this turmoil.
  • Best to keep your mouth shut sometimes (09/05/2022, 09:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now Mr. USVI GOVERNOR, people is starting to believe you were in this with Andrew. Mind your business and focus on your own damn Country. You have no idea what the people of the BVI is going through and has been put through. Why did you not condem Andrew for allowing drugs, guns and money laundering to take over his Country.
  • Pleaseeeee (09/05/2022, 11:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    HE NEEDS TO CLEAN UP HIS OWN FILTHY BACK YARD. GO CONDEM THE FAT GREEDY CROOK THAT BRING SHAME AND DISGRACE TO OUR TERRITORY. DON’T COME IF WE DID NOT CALL FOR YOU. YOUR CONCERN SHOULD BE IF YOUR PEOPLE IS GOING TO PUT YOU BACK IN OFFICE. AGAIN, MIND YOUR BEESWAX.


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