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5 murders ‘unbelievable’ -Peace concert to be held

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A group of entertainers is joining forces with the Tortola Central Lions Club branch to host a major peace concert on June 16 to – among other things – raise funds to purchase surveillance cameras.

The group, in a media release today, said: “Net proceeds from the sale of T-shirts will be used to teach and practice conflict resolution, and for the purchase of surveillance cameras to be erected in the most vulnerable areas of our territory. If our efforts result in saving ‘one life’, it would be a life worth saving.”

The concert organizers described as unbelievable, the fact that five people have been murdered in the British Virgin Islands so far this year.

“It is safe to conclude that everyone in the Virgin Islands must be concerned about the increased rate of serious crimes throughout the region, and more specifically right here at home in the Virgin Islands.”

“The number of unsolved crimes is not acceptable! The number of unsolved murders is not acceptable! Five murders in five months is unbelievable! Together we must, Stop The Crime,” the group added.

Elaborating on the ‘Stop The Crime’ concert, the organizers stated that the event will be held at the Tortola Pier Park.

“We would seek to involve the entire BVI community. We would seek to have the Mighty Scatliffe Drum Core lead a ‘Stop The Crime March’ beginning at 4:30pm from Road Town round-about to the Pier Park on the same Friday the 16th [June]. T-shirts will be sold in advance of the march and [at the] concert at a price of $15.”

“The support of the community is critical, and I must express sincere appreciation to all participating Virgin Islands entertainers and artistes, and to the Lions for uniting and making a difference in our community,” the concert organizers further said.

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