There have been calls, by local BVI media, for the arrested former Premier, Andrew Fahie, to resign from the British Territory's Parliament, the House of Assembly. Fahie, who is confined to his daughters' residence in Miami, with a tracking device, pending his trial, which has now been rescheduled to January, is unable to attend HOA meetings, which is violation of regulations, and a cause for removal.
Fahie, who is reportedly still drawing his significant salary whilst under house arrest, has been silent. No BVI leader is willing to go on the record to call for his resignation; those leaders queried are said to have ducked the issue, but Fahie's constituents are suffering his lack of attendance and support. The new Premier, the Governor, and the HOA leader have all declined to condemn Fahie. His money laundering and drug trafficking charges, which could result in essentially a life sentence, appear to be too much of a political hot potato for local leaders to handle. Whether they fear he might turn to politics, and wreak revenge upon them on the future we cannot say, but the silence from leaders there is deafening.
We are closely monitoring unfolding events in US District Court in Miami, as further indictments are expected by court watchers.