In light of the territory’s first murder for 2019 which happened in the Fifth District community of Huntums Ghut a week ago, Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for that constituency Kye Rymer has now made crime reduction and prevention a subject of his campaign.
Speaking at a VIP rally on Friday, Rymer bewailed that violent crime was becoming a norm in the usually-peaceful Virgin Islands.
He then told residents that a VIP government has every intention of offering sufficient support to local police to address the seeming increase in violent crime over the last several months.
“The police would not depend on the governor to instil his constitutional rights to invoke money into the police. This VIP team will ensure that the police have the resources and the funding to carry out their duties,” he said.
Gun crimes are known to be common in the Fifth District.
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