(BVI) Justice Kathleen Williams has refused the motion filed by former Premier Andrew Fahie’s attorney, Theresa Van Vliet, who sought relief on Fahie’s bond conditions to allow his daughters to visit the BVI to attend the funeral of a close relative.
Fahie, who is facing charges of drug smuggling and money laundering and has a trial scheduled for July 17, is currently restricted to the small two-bedroom apartment of his two daughters who attend school in Florida. The two sisters surrendered their passports and have limited movement in order to secure their father’s pretrial liberty.
Fahie’s attorney filed the motion on May 4, noting that the prosecution did not oppose her client’s request to vary his bail conditions to allow his daughters to travel. However, the motion was swiftly refused the following day through a paperless court order signed by Justice Williams.
According to the motion filed by Van Vliet, the court was being petitioned to modify Fahie’s bond conditions for the limited purpose of permitting his two daughters to travel to the British Virgin Islands for the celebration of life of their maternal grandfather.