Some residents were seemingly disappointed when Premier Andrew Fahie made no mention of the ongoing curfew during his live broadcast last evening, May 28.
Premier Fahie’s statements only addressed the second phase of his governement’s COVID-19 Economic Stimulus-Response Plan, which is to the tune of $62.9 million.
When residents realized that the 35-minute-long broadcast was coming to an end and the issue of the curfew was not mentioned, they began sending inquiring messages under the live chat section of the broadcast.
One viewer with the Facebook name, L’ wrote: “So wait, you ain’t mention curfew.”
Another named Meldrick asked: “Curfew extend?”
“I gonna dead,” added a user with the name Mrs G, as a burst comments regarding the curfew streamed in.
“Waittt, wa happen to curfew?” others wrote.
Their queries stemmed from Deputy Premier Carvin Malone’s recent announcement on national radio that the territory might soon see a more relaxed curfew now that there are no active cases of the coronavirus in the BVI.
Notably, during a recent press conference, Governor Augustus Jaspert said the current ‘7 pm to 6 am’ curfew, which was slated to end on May 23, would be extended for another 14 days.
That 14-day timeframe will end on Saturday, June 6.
Residents have been under curfew for the last few months because of the threat of COVID-19.