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Former BVI Premier pens farewell letter to House of Assembly

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 11:22 AM
The resignation was submitted just weeks ahead of his next court appearance in the United States that is scheduled to take place in a Florida court on January 9, 2023. - CMC photo

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, CMC – Eight months after he was arrested in the United States, former Prime Minister Andrew Fahie has written a farewell letter to his former colleagues of the House of Assembly, urging them to keep fighting for the prosperity of the territory and focus on the areas that unite them as Virgin Islanders.

In the letter, Fahie called on citizens of this British Overseas territory to be “laser focused on the areas that unite, rather than those that divide.”

He also told his colleagues to create a territory where young people can dream of being the next Speaker, clerk, attorney general, director of public prosecution, elected official, minister of government, premier, governor, or governor-general.

Fahie, who has been accused of knowingly travelling interstate to facilitate a business enterprise involving narcotics, also called his colleagues to, “allow God, through time, to do what only he does best with time — which is to be the only true and fair judge while healing all wounds.”

The former Premier also expressed gratitude for the time spent in politics.  

The letter that was addressed to the Speaker of the House of Assembly,  serves as Fahie's official resignation from his elected post as First District Representative and retirement from representational politics, effective November 24. 

His resignation comes eight months after he was arrested at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport on drug and money laundering charges, which has since been upgraded to include racketeering charges.

The resignation was submitted just weeks ahead of his next court appearance in the United States that is scheduled to take place in a Florida court on January 9, 2023.

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