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Hard to see whistleblowers being fearful of coming forward — Fahie


(BVI News) Premier Andrew Fahie has argued that it is hard to imagine witnesses being fearful following the institution of a wide-ranging suite of good governance legislation passed by his government

“May I say that with the multiple layers of protection in the various legislations, especially the Whistleblower Act – and when you take the Whistleblower Act together with the Integrity in Public Life Act and the Ministerial Code that prevents ministers from abusing their office and from intimidating public officers and so forth – it is difficult to see how any upstanding person who witnesses any kind of wrongdoing can have any fear about reporting such activities for them to be investigated and appropriate action taken,” Premier Fahie said at a recent press briefing.

In this regard, the Premier encouraged persons to blow the whistle if they see wrongdoing and to familiarise themselves with the new legislation.

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