Gripped with concern about the third recorded murder in the territory since the start of the year, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith called a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to express his outrage.
“I am deeply disturbed. I would like to say to the young men involved: what is happening is not helping them nor their country.”
He further reiterated calls for residents to ‘do the right thing’ and assist police in bringing criminals to justice.
Governor Augustus Jaspert also released a statement on the murder.
He said he was devastated by the news.
“These crimes must stop,” the governor said.
“The Premier, myself, and all law enforcement agencies are implementing a plan to improve security. We need the public to assist us in this plan. Security is everybody’s business,” Governor Jaspert added.
A man’s body was found in the driver’s seat of a vehicle in the Brandywine Bay area of Tortola around 1 o’clock Wednesday morning.
Police have not released the name of the victim.
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