BVI AT A CROSSROADS AS OUTGOING GOVERNOR DECRIES CORRUPTION

On 25 January, the Guardian carried an article saying that the British Lieutenant-Governor for the BVI has said that he accused the BVI government of overseeing a “plague” of corruption, interfering in the criminal justice system and attempting to silence anyone who raised concerns about the misuse of funds, including £30 million to help the islands’ fight against the coronavirus pandemic.  He claimed that the BVI government had deliberately delayed legal reforms and hindered local inquiries into a string of corruption allegations.  The allegations will now be examined in a commission of inquiry, a formal process overseen by a British High Court judge.  The surprise move has plunged the BVI into a constitutional crisis.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/25/british-virgin-islands-at-a-crossroads-as-outgoing-governor-decries-corruption

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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