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‘Zero-tolerance approach to violence’

Trefor Grant

Trefor Grant

Recently appointed Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee Trefor Grant has made a public appeal for persons to put violence aside when they attend the 50th anniversary celebration of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival.

He said there will be a zero-tolerance approach to violence during the event that runs from April 15 to 17.

During a press briefing to launch the festivities last week, Grant stated that members of the Committee were already meeting with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force to discuss security issues.

“I want to appeal to everyone that gonna be coming out to Virgin Gorda that we want a safe and enjoyable 50th [anniversary celebration]. We have met with the police.. where we are gonna be adopting a zero tolerance to violence, but a high tolerance for fun and enjoyment. So please. We are gonna make sure the 50th go incident free,” Grant said.

The island of Virgin Gorda has been relatively peaceful, unlike Tortola that has been recording a number of serious crimes including three murders since the start of the year.

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