The Aim Is To Hijack Next Election--Fahie Addresses Old Money Laundering Allegations

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August 10, 2018 9:56 am AST
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The 2003 money laundering allegations against Hon. Andrew Fahie and his wife resurfaced on Thursday, August 9 with a string of whatsApp messages detailing the allegations.

This prompted the Opposition Leader and First District Representative to issue a response, calling the move a desperate attempt to hijack the next election using outdated, unproven, and unsubstantiated allegations against him and his family.

"Fifteen long years, and the best and only shot they can take at me is an allegation, which resulted in nothing," he said via social media.

Hon. Fahie added, "their aim is not to destroy Andrew Alturo Fahie; their aim and purpose is to destroy my entire family, my wife, my mother, my children and try to undermine the massive progress that our Virgin Islands Party has made. The question is "why now?"


Hon Fahie's Full Statement

*DESPERATE PEOPLE DO DESPERATE THINGS*

Today, I was in the middle of considering different ways how we as a people can continue working on our recovery efforts, bearing in mind we are in another hurricane season. Then I received what can only be summed up as a vicious and divisive WhatsApp message. From the many calls I have received, I have no doubt that many of you would have received copies of this message. Let's call this what it really is: a desperate attempt by destructive individuals to hijack the next election using outdated, unproven, and unsubstantiated allegations against me and my family.

For those who may not know, this is old news, which has been making the rounds every election since 2003. Fifteen long years, and the best and only shot they can take at me is an allegation, which resulted in nothing. Their aim is not to destroy Andrew Alturo Fahie; their aim and purpose is to destroy my entire family, my wife, my mother, my children and try to undermine the massive progress that our Virgin Islands Party has made. The question is "why now?"

It is commonly known that “desperate people do desperate things,” and this is no exception! In fact, this appears to be their new blueprint. Destroy British Virgin Islanders who are brave and strong enough to speak out against their abuse of power, their disrespect for people, their lack of appreciation for morality and the people's fundamental belief in good governance. Their lack of respect for accountability and our Territory's human resources reveals itself in everything they say and do. This recent act is no exception.

For years I have repeatedly called for greater transparency and accountability; the elimination of nepotism and conflict of interest; and the full disclosure of contracts, including those illegally awarded . I knew that my family and I would become victims of these cowardly acts by people who do not have these Virgin Islands at heart.

The truth is I welcome the opportunity to finally begin the process of fully disclosing the originators of this witch-hunt that has caused me and my family countless hours of grief and has stained my name.

Of this I can assure you my people: that I, Andrew Alturo Fahie, remain unbroken, unshaken and unrelenting. I remain focused on ensuring that the dreams and aspirations of all who call the BVI home are realised. It is a fitting time to inform everyone that residents of glass houses must avoid the urge of throwing stones.
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All The Same.
Honestly. I wouldn’t give my vote to either party. Nobody makes me feel like they can be trusted. Give me a new party that doesn’t give out envelopes and instead of talking about governance, demonstrates it in their actions. That is who gets my vote.
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Kettle And Frying Pan
The Opposition Leader, in a social media message issued on August 9, 2018, has since condemned, what he called the “vicious and divisive” message being circulated recently and perpetuating an, “outdated, unproven and unsubstantiated allegations against me and my family.” This is how your vicious and divisive messages and unproven and unsubstantiated allegations sound and feel to the families of the members of government. What goes around comes around. I hope this will stop the tearing down of each other and we can hear some vision and goals for a brighter future for our beloved country.
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To Kettle And Frying Pan
Your comment makes no sense. In the Senate Fahie asked about contracts and the contractors that benefited from public funds under the Minister of Education Walwyn but he refused to name them. That in no way is going after anyone. It is public money and anyone who benefits from it must know that it is public information. Fahie is correct in his actions. So you need to stop condoning wrong.
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We support your work and plans for these Virgin Islands!
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Smh
Lame Excuse!!!
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Why?
Why focus on 15yrs ago where nothing was proven as reported while you have many current uninvestigated things that needs investigated such as the school wall $1.5mill, $40mill over spend on the Cruise Pier Project; $7.2mill for planes that we don't have and will never fly, and plenty more.
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Clearly
I know that Fahie isn't perfect but who is but I really saw what kind of leader he is after hurricane Irma. That is what draw me to him to support him as the next Premier.
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Hmmmm
Fahie you asked for it now deal with it. You guys are the ones calling people corrupt and now you are crying. If you want to be Premier then your past is fair game. Buckle up!
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NDP Supporter
Please leave the man family out of the politics with this old news.
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Man Oh Man
The government have so many more important issues to focus on other than trying to destroy Fahie inorder to stay in power. Let's get the recovery of this place going.
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Kay
Hon. Fahie whether its old or new ...its on your record ..please stop throwing stones at others when you know you have skeletins in your closet ...no one is perfect but some of us act we are ...not because "it resulted in nothing " as you say does not mean you are not guilty....and no matter how long ago it has been it will still.follow you like shadow...
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VG
that is why there is a court system. If investigation found nothing it is a dead or dormant issue. If investigation finds something that can be proven in court we go with it. In the BVI we never follow laws
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My View
I don't mind political wars but they should leave the man family out of it.
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My Boy
One thing I like about Fahie is that he's a fearless leader.
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Me Trenchbull
that's a hit below the belt
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That Is All That I Have To Say
if it walks like a duck , waddles, swim and quacks like a duck then it's a duck
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