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Hon Fahie gives Notice of Absence to HoA

Hon Fahie gives Notice of Absence to HoA

Ex-Premier Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has given his Notice of Absence to the Fourth Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands, which started today, June 30, 2022, at Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola.

Hon Fahie, who was recently granted bail and is now out of detention in Miami, was one of three Members of the House of Assembly (HoA) who sent in notices of absence, according to Speaker Hon Corine N. George-Massicote.

“Please note that the following Members have given notice of their absence from today’s sitting,” Hon Massicote read and then listed the Members as being Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2); Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Hon Sharie B. deCastro and Member for the First District Hon Andrew A. Fahie.

Speaker Hon Corine N. George-Massicote informed the House of Assembly today, June 30, 2022, that three Members had sent notices of absence, including Hon Andrew A. Fahie.


Fahie unable to leave US


Former Premier Fahie was detained in Miami on April 28, 2022, by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on drugs and money laundering conspiracy charges.

He was released on bail from the Miami Detention Centre on June 13, 2022; however, he is not allowed to leave the US or his place of residence in Miami.

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in a statement on May 2, 2022, said “Like all persons charged with a criminal offense, Andrew Fahie is entitled to the presumption of innocence, procedural fairness, and a free and affair trial within a reasonable time.”

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