Government is not ruling out the possibility of reimplementing a curfew on Tortola.
Premier Dr D Orlando gave that indication on Wednesday afternoon following a murder in Brandywine Bay on the main island.
“It (a curfew) is something that we have to always keep in mind and we have to continue assessing the situation,” Dr Smith said.
However, he said he does not think a curfew is necessary right now.
He said curfews are usually implemented during large-scale events such as the territory-wide looting that happened after the September 2017 hurricanes.
“Right now I think that we need to enhance the capacity of the law enforcement agencies to do their work. And this is why we are giving them additional assistance in terms of monetary assistance.”
Government is offering up to $5 million to police, to execute a new security plan that is being rolled out.
Local law enforcement agencies recently developed a security plan that focuses on four main priority areas.
The plan involves aggressively securing local borders against the illegal entry of guns, people and drugs, as well as visibly improving police presence and connectivity between all local law enforcement agencies.
The plan also aims to reduce key criminal ties and develop crime-prevention and reduction strategies between law enforcement agencies.
There have been several shootings since the start of the year and two of those incidents have resulted in a total of three murders.
Others have resulted in injury.
Copyright 2020 BVI News, Media Expressions Limited. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or distributed.