In addition the Saab Moran case, there is another pending matter of great public interest, involving the issue of Immunity from Prosecution.NAJAN CHRISTOPHER, the BVI International Affairs Director, entered a plea of not guilty last week in Roadtown, to charges of Breach of Trust, and False Assumption of Authority, after she sent a bogus "diplomatic note," demanding the release of arrested BVI premier ANDREW FAHIE in the United States, on Money Laundering and drug charges. She has, however, admitted to preparing the relevant document.
Chtistopher's letter, which was written on Premier's Office letterhead, and bore her stamp as director, falsely claimed that Fahie was entitled to Immunity from Prosecution under the internationally-recognized principle of Head of State/Head of Government Immunity. Such a privilege is only available to the leaders of sovereign nations, and not dependent overseas territories, which renders the claim false and verging on fraud upon the court, which in this was the US District Court (SD FL) where Fahie's case is pending.
Whether Fahie personally ordered the letter to be prepared and presented is not known, but allegations of rampant corruption in BVI government have tainted Fahie's administration in the past, and a new unity government is presently in place.
No trial date has been set, but a reporting date on January 12 has been scheduled. The defendant has been ordered to surrender her passport, and is currently out on bail.