The Government of the Virgin Islands has issued a statement following the verdict of former premier of the Virgin Islands.

The statement said, “The Government of the Virgin Islands has noted the verdict which was reached today in the case before the Miami Federal Court involving former Premier, Andrew Fahie. The Government and people of the Virgin Islands respect the role of the court in the administration of justice. As a jurisdiction, the Virgin Islands is committed to good governance and upholding the highest standards of integrity in public life.”

Additionally, the Government stated, “We will continue the ongoing process of strengthening the relevant systems and institutions of government to ensure that the integrity of the Territory is maintained and international reputation upheld. We acknowledge the impact of the verdict on the family.”

A jury on Thursday afternoon found Andrew A. Fahie former Premier of the Virgin Islands guilty of conspiring with former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, Oleanvine Maynard, and her son, Kadeem S. Maynard to transport large amounts of cocaine to pass through the British Virgin Islands ports as part of a multi-million cocaine deal made with an informant of the USDEA agent.

The highly anticipated drug trial began on Monday, January 29, 2024, in Miami Florida after much postponements. Fahie was charged with several counts of drug smuggling, money laundering, and racketeering, after him and Oleanvine Maynard where arrested at a Miami Airport on April 28, 2022.

Fahie has been remanded to prison, his sentencing date is set for April 29, 2024.