Commission Of Inquiry Receives Extension

September 12, 2016

The Commission of Inquiry today [Sept. 12] announced that it has been granted an extension to December 31, 2016 to complete its investigation into the findings of the Auditor General’s report on the Consolidated Fund for the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Financial Years.

“Our Terms of Reference provided that the Commission was to submit its findings and recommendations within twenty weeks of appointment or such longer period as Premier Michael Dunkley may from time to time direct,” said Commission Chairman Sir Anthony Evans.

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“We provided two reasons to the Premier for our request for an extension: the need to prepare fully for our next public hearing, and to be as fair as we can be to the witnesses who will be required to appear at the hearing.”

“We are grateful to the Premier for granting our request as the extension will ensure we have time to consider all that has been said, to follow-up on any issues that arise and are outstanding following the hearing, and to prepare our report and make our recommendations.”

Sir Anthony noted that the Commission has posted a set of rules on its website at in the Documents section that outlines procedures the Commission intends to follow in a number of areas.

The Commission’s next hearing will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at St. Theresa’s Church Hall, Laffan Street, Hamilton, beginning at 10:00am.

In addition to Sir Anthony, an international jurist and former Bermuda Court of Appeal judge, Commission members are lawyer John Barritt, businesswoman Fiona Luck and businessman Kumi Bradshaw.

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  1. Jeremy Deacon says:

    I never thought such a tight timeframe made any sense in the first place – glad to see this.

  2. Truth is killin' me... says:

    I hope and pray that at the end of all this that it is not just lip service to the Bermuda taxpaying public and if there are serious misconducts or breaches of positions of trust that criminal charges are indeed laid. Let the cards fall where they may!

  3. watching says:

    The extension of this deadline in my opinion is coordinated with the delay in getting it set up in the first place.
    The conclusion will be to reveal any and all gory details right around election time.

    • smh says:

      So? and the PLP would do any different given have the chance. They’ve been campaigning non stop and reeking havoc since Dec 2012….many think they deserve everything coming their way

      • Really Reallly Betty says:

        Do not get excited, not much coming from this, except what has already been revealed….. OBAers looking for red meat to feed their base……..really

  4. Terry says:

    And with the advent of Americas Cup and the upswing in tourism and just a few guys killing each other…………………………..
    Nothing will happen. Just like the 70′s and 80′s.

    Don’t irk the natives.

    Define natives.