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USVI Police donate body armour, protective kits to RVIPF

Officers of the Armed Response Unit in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF.)

In the continued fight against the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), the United States Virgin Islands Police Department gifted the BVI’s local police department with protective kits and body armour.

The exchange was made between the two entities on Friday, May 1 and will be distributed between Her Majesty’s Customs, Immigration and the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), a release from the Police Information Officer Akia Thomas stated.

The release indicated that the move was done as “a collaboration to continue the fight against any potential security threats emanating from the current COVID-19 crisis”.

Police Commissioner Michael Matthews extended his gratitude to the neighbouring territory for the gesture.

Notably, the US Virgin Islands has more than 66 positive COVID-19 cases and four reported deaths.

The BVI has recorded seven positive COVID-19 cases to date. One of those cases has resulted in death.

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  1. WOW says:

    Good. The Commissioner of Police in BVI is a waste of time.

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    • Big Up! says:

      Thank You USVI. As a local BVIslander, when I as growing up this is what I remember USVI/BVI relations to be about. Sharing and caring.

  2. U S Tax payer says:

    Bvi to cheap to buy their own. Thank you US tax payer.

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  3. shame says:

    wow …. so you are telling me our government, Police,Customs and Immigration don’t care for their officers that they sent them weeks ago out in harms way? Why only now getting protective gears? Shame Shame Shame. who are leading these departments need to go home.God knows what else they are doing to our officers.

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  4. Local girl says:

    All of you just shut up, like I’ve been saying all along, you got a Government that you justly deserved.
    When a nation is wicked, I will give them a wicked ruler, it’s biblical, oh yeah sorry, we have a churchy bench warming society not really true Christians, sorry my bad.

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  5. Hmm says:

    We need USVI police here from them bunch of island man for police them have here in the BVI

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  6. Dede says:

    @Hmm
    No we don’t need them here. Their track record worse than ours. If you don’t believe me check their local news. They have enough and you will be shock by what you read. By the way they also have other Caribbean nationals in the force.

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