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Police record a rise in serious assaults across BVI

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is reporting what it calls “a disturbing rise in the number of serious assaults across the territory in the past week”.

A release from the police said two of the assault victims were security officers who tried to prevent persons from entering premises without face masks.

One incident involved a security officer at a nightclub in Long Bush and the other at a supermarket in East End, Tortola. Both security officers received medical treatment for injuries.

Throughout last week, the police say persons in separate incidents were taken to hospital for injuries sustained in fights between present or former friends, coworkers and neighbours.

Deputy Commissioner Alwin James said he is disturbed by the lack of restraint and self-control by some members of the community.

“We are not only witnessing an inability by some to resist the temptation to inflict injury on those carrying out their duties, but we are also seeing premeditated and orchestrated assaults on colleagues, friends and neighbours in our civilised community. Arresting those responsible is one thing but some of those injuries are serious and could be permanent. It is important as a community that we accept no excuse for these acts of violence but voice our unified disapproval. It is uncivilised and must be condemned by all of us,” he said.

Charges are still to be preferred in these matters as investigations are ongoing


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  1. Careful........ says:

    That is what happens when you squeeze people and make them desperate. All in the name of security and safety. The fallout of all this is only just beginning, while our leaders bury their heads in the ground on a single minded power trip!
    We don’t need saved from Covid, the more pressing question is who will save us from this Government?!

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    • CW says:

      That’s absolutely the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. Grow up and try not acting like an idiot. Start with your behavior and then worry about the Government. IF YOU CAUGHT COVID YOU WOULD CRY THEY DIDN’T SAVE YOU STRUPE

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  2. SMDH says:

    And the courts freed a man giving him 12 months to behave himself after beating his wife to a pulp in front if the kids??

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  3. Jenny says:

    @SMDH, who he be buddy? Is he a Tolian or from Downisland?
    Why did he beat her to a pulp?lawd have mercy on my little BVI, is as if we are cursed these days.

  4. Foreigner says:

    @Jenny, you got to be a local BVISLANDER, you too damn mette/nosey/ gossipy/ comessy? Fast/ newsy/ busybody, is that any of your business? Stay in your damn lane, or try go and clean up your yard/the roadside, can’t you see the BVI is a ghetto, find something constructive to do with all that time, no wonder the kids leaving school and can’t read, can’t do math.
    BVI will always be behind in education because instead of working together you locals fight down others with ah you small island mentality, same foolishness on Anguilla.
    The child that is the top csec performer there is a proud product of SVG,with all 11 1’s already got accepted into Harvard Med and Johns Hopkins University but her mother is way smarter than that, she is heading to Cuba, because everyone knows that Cuban doctors are the best in the world. That’s Vincy Education revolution. Get with the changing times and quit gossiping and minding other people’s business.

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