Eight months after he was arrested in the US, ex-BVI Premier Andrew Fahie has written a farewell letter to his former colleagues of the Home of Meeting, urging them to maintain combating for the prosperity of the territory and deal with the areas that unite them as Virgin Islanders.
Within the letter, Fahie referred to as on residents of this British Abroad territory to be “laser targeted on the areas that unite, quite than people who divide.”
He additionally instructed his colleagues to create a territory the place younger folks can dream of being the following Speaker, Clerk, Legal professional Basic, Director of Public Prosecution, elected official, minister of presidency, Premier, Governor, or Governor-Basic.
Fahie, who has been accused of knowingly travelling interstate to facilitate a enterprise enterprise involving narcotics, additionally referred to as his colleagues to, “permit God, via time, to do what solely he does finest with time — which is to be the one true and honest choose whereas therapeutic all wounds.”
The previous Premier additionally expressed gratitude for the time spent in politics. The letter that was addressed to the Speaker of the Home of Meeting, serves as Fahie’s official from his elected publish as First District Consultant and retirement from representational politics, efficient November 24.
His resignation comes eight months after he was arrested at Miami-Opa Locka Govt Airport on drug and cash laundering prices, which has since been upgraded to incorporate racketeering prices.
“I, Andrew Alturo Fahie, now respectfully take this time to formally inform you Madam Speaker, via this written discover with impact from November 24, 2022, of my retirement from serving within the capability as a member of the Home of Meeting of the Virgin Islands and First District consultant and from energetic politics at the moment.”
“I additionally take this time to acknowledge receipt of your September 2, 2022 correspondence in response to my July 18, 2022 correspondence. Madam Speaker, I humbly and respectfully request of you to please formally convey my retirement that comes into impact from November 24, 2022, to all of the requisite authorities particularly to all members of the Home of Meeting, in addition to to the folks of the Virgin Islands – particularly my beloved folks of the First District on the ground of the Home of Meeting by way of this letter, amongst different means chances are you’ll deem applicable.”
“My deepest appreciation and love I categorical to all. Might God eternally bless our Virgin Islands and the folks of the Virgin Islands as our greatest days are but forward,” the previous Premier acknowledged.
The resignation was submitted simply weeks forward of his subsequent courtroom look in the US which is scheduled to happen in a Florida courtroom on January 9, 2023.