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Cabinet to announce plans to improve security

Governor Augustus Jaspert

Governor Augustus Jaspert said Cabinet will be implementing plans to improve security in the British Virgin Islands.

He said Cabinet forged plans to bolster national security through collaboration with Police Commissioner Michael Matthews and members of other local law enforcement agencies.

“These [plans] will be explained in detail next week,” Jaspert said in a media release on Friday afternoon, February 23.

He noted that re-establishing streetlights around Road Town Police Station is one part of Cabinet’s plans.

“I am grateful for the UK’s support in funding extra electrical teams to support our efforts here. Security is everyone’s responsibility and we must all do our bit to keep the territory safe,” Governor Jaspert added.

He made the statement amid a series of successive shootings on the main island of Tortola.

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  1. Truth be told says:

    I’m sure if another race was killed by one of these bullets,the freaking “army” would have been here within hours.

  2. Bvi weak says:

    Ndp care nothing about crime

  3. friend says:

    Truth be told
    Racist comment is not necessary,that,s exactly how you start those shooting.grow up,be a man

  4. Herb says:

    How about placing more officers on the streets? that alone……….

    Mans could be in road town on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, night.. bawling out “help, help, police help!” and not one police would hear.

    not to mention anywhere else on the island.

    Civilians would hear that ofcourse, but civilians aren’t getting lavish pay checks and benefits (complements of the people, for a reason!), to be worth endangering themselves.

    Also, relax the cannabis laws its way past time. Prohibition has bred more crime than anything else.

    Just like alcohol prohibition in the states led to gangsters as Al Capone running amok. And living lavish off the ability to make illegal money.

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