The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration learnt about the move by Governor Augustus Jaspert to hold a Commission of Inquiry into the government the same time the rest of the world did, according to Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon. Andrew Fahie.
In a second statement on the matter, Premier Fahie called for the inquiry to be held live.
“Both my Government and I learnt about the Commission of Inquiry for the first time at the same time as the entire world, and I am sure many of you have seen the statements and the media reports,” he said this afternoon, January 19 via broadcast on Facebook.
He said that, it is his considered view, and that of his Government, that this Commission of Inquiry should be open to the public and broadcast live, including on the Internet, given the international interest that exists in this matter, “and I have so advised the Governor by letter today.”
The Finance Minister said that persons who have done wrong must be held accountable and persons who have been innocently and falsely accused deserve to have their names cleared and their reputations restored.
Premier Fahie also reiterated that anyone who has evidence for the Commission should provide that information to the Commission.