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Gov’t constructing new facility to house RT police station and HQ

Premier Andrew Fahie has signalled that the Road Town Police Station, which is set to undergo major refurbishment, may also house the territory’s police headquarters in a new facility to be built.

Recently, the UK and BVI governments matched contributions and raised some $70,000 for the enhancement of the Road Town Police Station.

In his budget presentation last week, Premier Fahie hinted that the police headquarters will be housed at the refurbished police station to make law enforcement more efficient.

He said: “It is important that there are adequate facilities for all facets and functions of the police force and to enhance the level of service offered. As such, we will move ahead with the construction of a new facility to house the police headquarters and Road Town Station. This will provide a more resilient facility with all the necessary modern amenities required.”

The current police’s current headquarters at the Sir Olva Georges’ Plaza on Main Street, Tortola was rendered uninhabitable after the September 2017 hurricanes.

The office operated upstairs RiteWay Food Markets in Pasea Estate for some three years before being moved back to its original and now-modernised Main Street location a few months ago.

In the meantime, Premier Fahie said in the coming year, the government will complete “ongoing outfitting works to Custom Headquarters and other related facilities”.

“Your government wants to ensure that there is an adequate working environment for Customs Officers at various locations and to ensure safe access to the public to all Customs facilities.

“This will help to improve the efficiency of Her Majesty’s Customs and enhance the experience of clients, especially those who depend on these services for trade,” Premier Fahie added.

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  1. SMH says:

    Public Library?

  2. People says:

    This is the worse the police force has ever been because of poor leadership.

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  3. Genevieve says:

    Shame shame shame. A hog pen would be better.

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  4. WTF says:

    After spending $700K refurbishing the building at the Plaza?

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  5. Concerned citizen says:

    Will there be parking? or will all the parking be for the officers still?

  6. free advice says:

    PUT THE TOURISTBOARD IN THE WATERFRONT PLAZA

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  7. Too much says:

    How much things this broke govt wants to do, they run vendors from the market space to biold a modern Market, All they wanted was more parking.. They want to do this, they want to do that and there is no money….Just people there is no money and people will understand…The people are not stupid, u cant fool them, they know these are financially hard times…..

  8. Hold on says:

    We can’t be always negative in here. Investing in our institutions provides near term employment and long term pride in our institutions.

  9. Irma says:

    Irma did us a favor some of those buildings had need gone.Look at the the Water and Sewage building that build need revamping and modernizing , BVI Electricity building ,Thank god for Irma Civil Regiistry was able to get a proper building. Consecutive government come and go and none taught of modernizing these buildings.

  10. Details says:

    If there was any substance to it, at the least you could have told us where this building is going to be located. But the again words are wind, vague and uncommitted.

  11. Reorganize says:

    Refit that old station and barracks into a junior high school.

    Use Plaza property for customs and immigration.

    Build new police HQ on eastern part of ESHS property, between court house and Cinemax.

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