Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon. Andrew Fahie was on the offense in the British media, stating that the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (CoI), which is nearing its conclusion, has so far found no evidence of corruption.
“The key to any country is its reputation, but so far, and thank God for that, there is no evidence provided in the CoI
showing that the BVI is corrupt. We have provided them with over 200,000 papers,” the Premier told The Guardian during his ongoing visit to London.
Faced by claims made by the previous Governor Gus Jaspert that senior figures were involved in drug-running, he said: “I find that statement very irresponsible. It is clear from the inquiry there is no evidence to back up what he is saying, and it would be interesting to see if he would be willing to say that outside the protection of the inquiry as a private citizen. In saying that, he did not bear in mind the reputation of the BVI, families, the economy.”