Hearings

All hearings which have taken place, along with their corresponding transcripts, audio/visual recordings (where available) and documentation, are listed below. 

Click here for a schedule of future hearings listed to date.

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Hearings

20 Oct 2021

Day 51

Heard on Wednesday 20 October 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. 

Mr Augustus Jaspert and Ms Sonia Webster gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch.

19 Oct 2021

Day 50

Heard on Tuesday 19 October 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. 

His Excellency Governor John Rankin CMG gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch.

15 Oct 2021

Day 49

Heard on Friday 15 October 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. 

Mr Ian Penn, Ms Dorea Corea and Ms Sonia Webster gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch.

14 Oct 2021

Day 48

Heard on Thursday 14 October 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. 

Mr Joseph Smith-Abbott and Hon Vincent Wheatley gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch.

12 Oct 2021

Day 47

Heard on Tuesday 12 October 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. 

Hon Andrew A Fahie gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch.

11 Oct 2021

Day 46

Heard on Monday 11 October 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. The Solicitor General, Jo-Ann Williams-Roberts and Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. 

Mr Glenroy Forbes and Hon Andrew A Fahie gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch.

08 Oct 2021

Day 45

Heard on Friday 8 October 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. 

Dr Carolyn O'Neal Morton gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch.

05 Oct 2021

Day 44

Heard on Tuesday 5 October 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. 

Mr Kedrick Malone, Ms Elvia Smith-Maduro, Dr Carolyn O'Neal Morton, Mr Jeremiah Frett and Mr Glenroy Forbes gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch.

04 Oct 2021

Day 43

Heard on Monday 4 October 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. 

Mr Claude Skelton-Cline gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch. 

30 Sep 2021

Day 42

Heard on Thursday 30 September 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. 

Ms Carolyn Stoutt-Igwe, Ms Sharleen Dabreo-Lettsome, Mr Glenroy Forbes, Mr Jeremiah Frett and Mr Lenius Lendor gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch. 

28 Sep 2021

Day 41

Heard on Tuesday 28 September 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. The Solicitor General, Jo-Ann Williams-Roberts (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government. 

Mr Joseph Smith-Abbott, Mr Ian Penn and Hon Vincent O Wheatley gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch. 

27 Sep 2021

Day 40

Heard on Monday 27 September 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. The Solicitor General, Jo-Ann Williams-Roberts (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government. Mr Denniston Fraser of DenJen Law appeared for Hon Mark Vanterpool. Mr Paul Dennis QC of O’Neal Webster appeared for Dr Daniel Orlando Smith.

Hon Mark Vanterpool and Dr Orlando Smith gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch part 1 and part 2. 

24 Sep 2021

Day 39

Heard on Wednesday 22 September 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government.  Capital Law & Associates appeared for Mr Wendell Gaskin.    

Mr Neil Smith and Mr Wendell Gaskin gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch.

22 Sep 2021

Day 38

Heard on Wednesday 22 September 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. 

Mr Wade Smith, Ms Lorna Stevens, Ms Carleen Jovita Scatliffe and Mr Steve Augustine gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch

21 Sep 2021

Day 37

Heard on Tuesday 21 September 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government.  

Hon Neville Smith gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch. 

20 Sep 2021

Day 36

Heard on Monday 20 September 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government.  

Mr Myron Walwyn gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch.

17 Sep 2021

Day 35

Heard on Friday 17 September 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials.  

Dr Drexel Glasgow gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch. 

16 Sep 2021

Day 34

Heard on Thursday 16 September 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government. 

Hon Julian Fraser and Hon Andrew A Fahie gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch.

14 Sep 2021

Day 33

Heard on Tuesday 14  September 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government. 

Hon Andrew A Fahie gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch. 

09 Sep 2021

Day 32

Heard on Thursday 9 September 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government. 

Dr Carolyn O'Neal-Morton gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch. 
 

08 Sep 2021

Day 31

Heard on Wednesday 8 September 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government. 

Mr Joseph Abbott-Smith and Honourable Vincent O Wheatley gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch. 
 

07 Sep 2021

Day 30

Heard on Tuesday 7 September 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government. 

Ms Tasha Bertie and Honourable Carvin Malone gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch. 
 

06 Sep 2021

Day 29

Heard on Monday 6 September 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. 

Mr Edward Childs gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch.
 

19 Jul 2021

Day 28

Heard on Monday 19 July 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. 
Withers LLP and Mrs Fiona Forbes-Vanterpool (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government. 

Mr Clive Smith, Ms Lorna Stevens and Ms Carleen Jovita Scatliffe gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch

15 Jul 2021

Day 27

Heard on Thursday 15 July 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Mr Stephen Daniels of Capital Law & Associates appeared for Mr Wendell Gaskin. 

Mr Wendell Gaskin gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch. 
 

14 Jul 2021

Day 26

Heard on Wednesday 14 July 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. 

Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government. 

Hon Julian Fraser and Ms Phyllis Evans gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch. 
 

13 Jul 2021

Day 25

Heard on Tuesday 13 July 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government. 

Mr Jeremiah Frett and Mr Glenroy A Forbes gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch. 

08 Jul 2021

Day 24

Heard on Thursday 8 July 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Ms Sara-Jane Knock of Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government. 

Dr Daniel Orlando Smith and Dr Drexel Glasgow gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch. 
 

07 Jul 2021

Day 23

Heard on Wednesday 7 July 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town.  

Ms Dorea T Corea, Ms Tashima Martin and Mr Wade Smith gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch. 
 

06 Jul 2021

Day 22

Heard on Tuesday 6 July 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town.  

Ms Dorea T Corea gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch. 

01 Jul 2021

Day 21

Heard on Thursday 1 July 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. 

Ms Erica Smith-Penn, Ms Sheila Brathwaite and Mr Myron Walwyn gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch.

30 Jun 2021

Day 20

Heard on Wednesday 30 June 2021  at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government. 

Mr Ryan Geluk and Hon Mark Vanterpool gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch. 

29 Jun 2021

Day 19

Heard on Tuesday 29 June 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) and Solicitor General Mrs Jo-Ann Williams Roberts appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. Paul B Dennis QC of O'Neal Webster appeared for Dr Daniel O Smith. 

Ms Sonia Webster, Dr Daniel O Smith and Mr Neil Smith gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch. 

28 Jun 2021

Day 18

Heard on Monday 28 June 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Solicitor General Mrs Jo-Ann Williams Roberts appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials.

Ms Sonia Webster, Auditor General, gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch. 

23 Jun 2021

Day 17

Heard on Wednesday 23 June 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Solicitor General Mrs Jo-Ann Williams Roberts appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government. 

Mr Mark Collins QPM, Mrs Tiffany Scatliffe Esprit, Mr Ian Penn, Mr Wade Smith, Hon Marlon A Penn and David D Archer, Jr gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch

22 Jun 2021

Day 16

Heard on Tuesday 22 June 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town.  Withers LLP and Solicitor General Mrs Jo-Ann Williams Roberts appeared for the Attorney General, Hon Ms Dawn J Smith. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government

Hon. Dawn J Smith and Hon. Julian Fraser gave evidence. 

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch. 

21 Jun 2021

Day 15

Heard on Monday 21 June 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town.  Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) and Solicitor General Mrs Jo-Ann Williams Roberts appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. Mr Lewis Hunte QC appeared for Dr Kedrick Pickering. Mr Archibald C Christian also appeared. 

Hon. Carvin Malone, Ms Ingrid Moses-Scatliffe, Mr Myron V. Walwyn and Mr Ronnie Skelton gave evidence.

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch.

18 Jun 2021

Day 14

Heard on Friday 18 June 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town.

Solicitor General Jo-Ann Williams-Roberts and Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government. 

Hon Julian Willock, Hon Andrew Fahie and Hon Mark Vanterpool gave evidence.

This hearing was live streamed, to watch the hearing click here. And to watch the Commissioner's statement, click here.

17 Jun 2021

Day 13

Heard on Thursday 17 June 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town. Mr Lewis Hunte QC appeared for Dr Kedrick Pickering. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government. 

Dr Daniel O Smith, Dr Kedrick Pickering, Mr Archibald C Christian and Hon Marlon A Penn gave evidence.

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch.

16 Jun 2021

Day 12

Heard on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town.  Solicitor General Jo-Ann Williams-Roberts and Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government. 

Hon Julian Fraser, Hon Melvin M Turnbull, Dr Hubert O'Neal and Hon Natalio Wheatley gave evidence.

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch.

15 Jun 2021

Day 11

Heard on Tuesday 15 June 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town.  Solicitor General Jo-Ann Williams-Roberts and Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials.  Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government. 

Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines, Hon Neville Smith, Hon Kye Rymer and Hon Vincent Wheatley gave evidence.

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch.

14 Jun 2021

Day 10

Heard on Monday 14 June 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town.  Solicitor General Jo-Ann Williams-Roberts and Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials.  Silk Legal appeared for those members of the House of Assembly who are not members of the Government. 

Hon Mark H Vanterpool, Hon Julian Fraser, Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines and Hon Melvin M Turnbull gave evidence during the Directions Hearing.  Hon Sharie B de Castro and Shereen D Flax-Charles also gave evidence.

This hearing was live streamed, click here to watch.

04 Jun 2021

Day 9

Heard on Friday 4 June 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town.  Mrs Fiona Forbes-Vanterpool, Principal Crown Counsel of AG's Chambers (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. 

The hearing was live streamed, click here to watch.

02 Jun 2021

Day 8

Heard on Wednesday 2 June 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town.  Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) and Mrs Fiona Forbes-Vanterpool (Principal Crown Counsel of AG's Chambers) appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials. 

The hearing was live streamed. Click here to watch part one and here to watch part two

20 May 2021

Day 7

Heard on Thursday 20 May 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town.  Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) and Solicitor General Mrs Jo-Ann Williams Roberts appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials, Mr Greg Romney and Mr Leslie Lettsome.  Mr Greg Romney, Mr Leslie Lettsome and Mr Michael Matthews gave evidence to the Commission. 

18 May 2021

Day 6

Heard on Tuesday 18 May 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town.  Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) and Solicitor General Mrs Jo-Ann Williams Roberts appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials.  Dr Carolyn O'Neal Morton, Mr Jeremiah Frett and Hon Andrew A Fahie gave evidence to the Commission. 

13 May 2021

Day 5

Heard on Thursday 13 May 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town.  Withers LLP (instructed by Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith) and Solicitor General Mrs Jo-Ann Williams Roberts appeared for various BVI Government Ministers and public officials.  Mr Bevis Sylvester (represented by McW.Todman & Co) and Mr Ian Penn also appeared.  

11 May 2021

Day 4

Heard on Tuesday 11 May 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town.  Solicitor General Mrs Jo-Ann Williams Roberts appeared for Commissioner of Customs, Mr Wade Smith.  Mr Claude Skelton Cline also appeared. 

07 May 2021

Day 3

Heard on Friday 7 May 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town.  Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith, Solicitor General Mrs Jo-Ann Williams Roberts and Mr Richard Rowe and Mr Daniel Fligelstone Davies of Silk Legal appeared for Hon Vincent Wheatley.  The Hon Attorney General and Solicitor General also appeared for Permanent Secretary Dr Marcia Potter. 

06 May 2021

Day 2

Heard on Thursday 6 May 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town.  Terrance B. Neal of McW. Todman & Co appeared for Ms Patsy Lake.  Ms Patsy Lake gave evidence to the Commission.

04 May 2021

Day 1

Heard on Tuesday 4 May 2021 at the International Arbitration Centre, Road Town.  Hon Attorney General Ms Dawn J Smith, Solicitor General Mrs Jo-Ann Williams Roberts and Cabinet Secretary Sandra Ward appeared.