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Almost incident-free weekend amid heavy influx of persons into BVI

Police Commissioner, Michael Matthews

Reports of criminal activity were considerably low at the weekend when the territory received reggae star Buju Banton to stage a major concert in the territory.

This is according to Police Commissioner Michael Matthews who told BVI News: “For the 24-hour period 6 am on Saturday, June 15 into the morning of Sunday 16, we only had three incidents of disorder reported. [They were] all of a minor nature and none connected to the weekend’s events.”

The top cop said the eventful weekend saw far fewer reports than normal as the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force exhausted all its resources to keep the territory safe.   

“For the Saturday policing operation, we deployed over 70 additional officers alongside normal policing patrols. Therefore, across the territory, there were 100 officers on duty,” the commissioner said.

“I am pleased that it appears the ‘crime prevention messages’ put out prior to the events of the whole weekend were adhered to which may have contributed to the low incidents of crimes and disorder across the entire weekend,” he added.

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  1. Albion says:

    Glad to hear it. Not going to lie – I was a little bit worried things might get out of hand.

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  2. Tru Dat! says:

    I feel that everyone associated with this event did an amazing job. The whole thing was world class. I hope we can repeat this sort of event on a regular basis to this standard. Well done BVI!

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    • CW says:

      Well done Sharon Flax and Shereen Flax-Charles. Their vision and leadership.

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      • GFOH says:

        who the h**l are you? they had nothing to do with this event. They may have helped in pushing Tourism and certain things but this was not their event. Everything people want to make political. GFOH!

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      • what says:

        Oh Please! What did Sharon and Shereen have to do with this? The Tourist Board welcome experience for this event can’t touch STT on a regular day. I’ll give a E for Effort though.

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  3. CLUELESS says:

    Thats exactly how it will be if you legalize the weed but you can’t offend the banksters can you?
    Who are the real criminals?

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  4. Thanks says:

    Many thanks. Can we now get the following;

    Daily police patrolling through in vehicles and on foot especially in the capital.

    Daily traffic control especially in the areas where there are no lights

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    • CW says:

      ALWAYS COMPLAINING

      BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

      BE HAPPY FOR A NICE EVENT STRUPE

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    • Light for the blind says:

      Officers patrol day and night up and down in cars and on foot. Take the blinders off your eyes cause you can’t be from here

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      • MS says:

        JOB WELL DONE EXCELLENTLY – WE KNEW IT COULD BE DONE

        THERE WAS AND IS A WELL AND DIFINITELY A WAY.

        CRIME FREE – VIOLENCE FREE

        WORK IN PROGRESS = WORK IN PROGRESS – LOOK – LOOK

        WE KNEW IT WAS POSSIBLE AND COULD BE DONE.

        LOOK ALL THE GAINS AFTER A SAFE AND CRIME FREE – VIOLENCE FREE IS POSSIBLE.

        BVI STRONG = BVI STRONGER.

        NOW IT IS TIME TO START PUTTING IN PLACE FOR PRE-PAREDNESS FOR THE SEASON TO COME. I DON’T WANT TO USE THE WORD –
        HURRICANE – WE WILL BE READY – FULLY PREPARED

      • I'm blind says:

        On a daily basis cars are illegally parked and town is congested. I must be blind to see how this is a good thing for any country. Infront the very commercial court congested with daily illegal parking.

  5. ms says:

    IF THINGS WORKED FOR THIS EVENT THEN ONE CANNOT SAY IT CANNOT BE DONE ON A DAILY BASIS TO STOP THE CRIME COMMITTED DAILY. NOW WE KNOW THAT THE BVI CAN BE A CRIME FREE TERRITORY ONCE AND FOR ALL. THE TRUE LIGHT IS UPON ALL POLICITICAL INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED, WHO KNOW CRIME CAN BE STOPPED, LET US NOT ONLY DO THE EXTENSIVE WORK NEEDED JUST TO SHOW FACE AN EVENT.

    INDIVIDUALS INCHARGD WILL BE PRAISED WHEN THEIR WORK IS TRULY DONE CORRECTLY.

    LET US MAKE SURE NOT TO GO BACKWARD – LET US CONTINUE GOING FORWARD PUTTING AN END TO CRIME IN THE BVI.

    NOW WE KNOW IT CAN BE DONE. WE MJST CONTINUE – YES CRIME FREE – YES CRIME FREE –

    BVI STRONG – STRONGER – ALL EYES ARE WATCHING –

    ALL EYES ARE WATCHING. WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN –

    WE CAN DO THIS. IT WAS EASY FOR THE EVENT – IT MUST CONTINUE – IT IS NOT AN OPTION – IT IS A REALITY EVERYONE WANTS A CRIME AND VIOLENCE BVI – SUCH AS IT WAS AND SHOULD BE. GET BUSY JUST MAKE IT WORK. ALL INVOLVED KNOW THEIR WILL AND DUTY TO THE PEOPLE OF THE BVI.

    I LOVE THIS PLACE – MAKE MY DREAM COME TRUE.
    MY PARADISE – MY PARADISE THROUGH THE BVI

    NO CRIME – NO VIOLENCE – NO CRIME – NO VIOLENCE.

  6. Mr. Entrepreneur says:

    Well done to the organization KT production and the RVIP for working together to be sure we had a safe and fun time. It’s not easy have huge crowds but I’m happy it’s over with.

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  7. Resident says:

    Disturbance of the peace was done by locals! Big hard back women fighting over man and hard back man what couldn’t hold them liquor. Stupidness!

  8. Traffic Nightmare says:

    Can the kids on scooter stop racing the streets without helmuts going through red lights and driving on one wheel be a crime? Why have a driving test to get a license

  9. So says:

    Why can’t you all keep it so all the time. It shows that you are capable of more so do more to curb crime.

  10. The Demonic Cat says:

    Well done Mr Matthews to you and your team!

  11. Nabucka says:

    How many people were at the venue?

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