by Janeka Simon (VI Consortium) Oleanvine and Kadeem Maynard will remain in detention for longer than originally scheduled, after Judge Kathleen Williams acceded to a request from Andrew Fahie for a continuance until January next year.
The motion submitted by the former BVI premier’s counsel and unopposed by prosecutors and by attorneys for Fahie’s co-defendants, argues that the parties — both prosecution and the defense — have agreed that, due to several delays, technical and otherwise, Fahie’s legal team has not had sufficient time to properly prepare for trial, which was initially set for July 18.
The motion indicated that some of the audio and video files turned over by the prosecution in the discovery process were unreadable, and that efforts were underway to figure out and hopefully address the issue. Also ongoing were negotiations over exactly what material pertaining to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s confidential source could be turned over.
That highly-sensitive material, which potentially includes identifying information about the source, must be covered by a protective order, the conditions of which will be agreed upon by both sides.