Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has spoken out following Saturday’s early-morning shooting that claimed the lives of two men.
While noting his concern, the territory’s leader is calling on witnesses of the double-homicide to come forward and give information to police.
“No matter how minute the detail, say something!” Dr Smith said while condemning crime.
“I want to make this equivocally clear, the British Virgin Islands is no place for crime! I have zero tolerance for it and the community should have zero tolerance as well.”
“Remember, we are working together to build the BVI stronger and better and incidents such as these will only undermine our efforts. It is important that we continue working together to make the BVI safe for ourselves and our visitors,” said the Premier who is also minister responsible for tourism.
The shooting happened near Althea Scatliffe Primary School and the Red Cross building in Road Town before 5 o’clock this morning, February 10.
Details of the shooting are still not clear but police investigations are ongoing.
The names of the victims are yet to be released.
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