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Gov’t contracts British company to provide special training to RVIPF

File photo of a previous training session with armed members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force.

The government has entered into a $125,000 agreement with a British company to provide special training to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

This is according to a recent post-Cabinet document which said the RVIPF will be receiving “ARV training”. The acronym ‘ARV’ typically means Armed Response Vehicle in security jargon.

The company contracted to provide this training is Axiom International. It offers capacity-building programmes in areas such as national security.

During its March 31 meeting, Cabinet ratified the waiver of the tender process for the government’s contractual arrangement with Axiom.

Meanwhile, the UK’s Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office has committed to co-funding the initiative.

Therefore, the BVI government will only be required to spend $71,000 for the training.

News of the training comes at a time when the BVI has experienced a seeming increase in serious crime; with the RVIPF currently investigating six homicides that happened since the start of the year.

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  1. Hulk says:

    Look the size dat white dude! He throw dem local cops round.

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  2. say no more says:

    after a pig is given a bath he always go back in the mud to cool off

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  3. Quietly Watching says:

    Wonderful!! Money well spent here. I hope crime solving is on the agenda, actually piecing together evidence.

    We look forward to the fruits of this initiative.

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  4. WEW says:

    Hope new training includes ETHICS

  5. Residento says:

    Thank you UK for the co-funding of this important step. We are so lucky to be a Territory of the UK. Vaccine, police training; the RN ship and the CoI to promote good governance.

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  6. West says:

    So them foreign school drop out officers can’t comprehend like them from here too! What ah waste!!

  7. Real says:

    Train them to have sense also

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  8. nasty company says:

    training like shoot first ask questions later

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  9. Doh says:


    We’re training our drug smugglers. Brilliant.

    Carry on

  10. YOUTH says:

    Look hypocrisy with these blogs. Once the tender waiver is involving the UK and their companies then it is okay. A set of paid bloggers.

  11. Not good says:

    This newsite is pro the UK/Brits and 100% Anti government. When this Cabinet decision of this company was released in the public it clearly had it listed as a waiver of the tender process. Now these crooks put the article in such a way that it seems otherwise.

  12. I sez says:

    We need some dem stateside cops come down here and cap a few asses. Straighten things right tf out with these local troublemaking punk as b***hes.

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