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VG records first robbery for 2017

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The island of Virgin Gorda has recorded its first robbery since the start of 2017, BVI News Online has confirmed.

Reports are that a woman was conducting business late last week on a porch outside Dixie’s Bar and Restaurant in the Valley.

A young man with covered face emerged from behind the business establishment and ordered the woman to hand over the money she had in her possession.

He then grabbed a container with money and escaped from the area.

The robber allegedly had an object.

Police on Virgin Gorda later took a young male resident of the Valley into custody regarding the incident, but he has been released without charge.

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  1. Freedom! says:

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    Meanwhile, though it is often dogmatize that locals don’t want and will not perform certain jobs, and despite those who are willing to work those said jobs, they are often given to others other than locals, because of many reasons, some of which involves determination to earn, regardless.

    Why, the issuance of “the work permit” industry creates great revenue for the country’s economy, and that is a good deal given its size and economic limitations on the whole.

    Such also creates the feeling amongst some that government/NDP [is so] not looking out for its citizens, because some cannot find adequate employment. Those same potential employees support expats restaurants and other businesses daily and observe employees none of which are locals.

    For example, as much as 10-12 employees were observed participating in customer {food} service during the Xmas holidays, [and is a daily occurrence throughout the year] where it can be extrapolated that quite a few tens of thousands were made from the support of just local salaries, yet not one employee in there was of local or Afro Caribbean descent.

    Such a practice is referred to as divestment of a people, culture and country.

    Such an observation disturbs some very greatly, from every sense and human sensibility. It is flat out wrong!

    ***Hence, the NDP government needs to get immediate legislation in place to protect and provide a quota of all positions, in all industries, for local participation/employment***

    Perhaps, just perhaps if more employment opportunities can were available to/ by our young populace, the robbery rate could be progressively/ positively affected.

    There is a direct correlation between gainful employment, having money to purchase, prolonged monetary destitution and robbery.

    Both government and law enforcement know those correlative facts, but chooses band aid approaches, instead of concrete tangible factors to solving the problems of viable, meaningful employment opportunities so as to reduce crime, which will continue to increase until effective economic employment growth paradigms are set in place.

    Meanwhile, our people will continue to be murdered senselessly!!! While our leaders eat and drink of their cakes, brew, meat and wine, completely isolated from the effects and desperation being felt by thousands every day, even those with degrees, but not a well paying salary.

    • ha! says:

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      @Freedom

      You obviously do not own a business in the BVI. What you’ve typed here sounds really good and touches the heart, makes yourself feel good right?

      Start a business in the BVI and in 6 months come back and let us know if you still feel this way.

      Who feels it knows it, don’t talk about what you don’t know!

  2. ndp says:

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    Crime gone up

  3. duck1951 says:

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    We will have to do what more and more businesses are doing . Install hidden cameras !
    It works . The cost is minimal and should be deductible as a cost of doing business .

  4. (284) says:

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    Damn it now these m#ther f** are bringing that slackness to Lil Virgin Gorda. Smh…catch them and lock them up one time

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