Update into the Independent Investigation into RVIPF Police Shooting

Wednesday, 4 April 2018 - 5:50pm

I wanted to update you on the independent investigation undertaken by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force into the actions taken by officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Immediate Response Team during the apprehension of escaped prisoner Santo Yamarco Hernandez in early December.

Joint Press Conference On Security Available Online

Thursday, 8 March 2018 - 3:59pm

The public is invited to view the joint press conference between His Excellency the Governor Augustus Jaspert and the Premier of the Virgin Islands. Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE on the topic of Security.  

Statement By Premier And Minister Of Finance Dr. The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE On Help From Puerto Rico And The Recent Shooting Death

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 4:16pm

Good afternoon members of the Press. I would like to update you on two matters:

First being that last night, I attended a reception in Puerto Rico for the Puerto Ricans who did so much to help us.

Governor's Statement On Homicide Of February 27

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 10:38am

"I was devastated to hear that another young life has been taken in a senseless act last night."

 

Message By Premier And Minister Of Finance Dr. The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE On Security

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 5:37pm

The first responsibility of any Government is to protect its citizens, and provide a safe place for its children, families and residents to live, work and visit.

Message By His Excellency The Governor Augustus Jaspert On Security

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 5:00pm

When I first arrived in these islands, I was struck by the sheer natural beauty, engaging people and the peace and tranquility that have given these islands the name of Nature’s Little Secrets.  While the Virgin Islands are of course well known in business, international finance and tourism across the world, what struck me also were the stories of how people felt safe here; and how important that is.  A sense of calm and safety to walk in the early and late mornings, have family outings and some who even slept with windows and doors ajar to take in natural breezes.

Statement By Governor Augustus Jaspert On Security Of The Territory

Friday, 23 February 2018 - 2:55pm

The security of the territory is a critical part of its recovery and is something I take very seriously. I am in regular contact with the Commissioner of Police on security matters and this week convened a meeting of all of the agencies involved in this area. 

Statement By His Excellency The Governor Augustus Jaspert On The Recent Murders

Monday, 12 February 2018 - 5:02pm

I was extremely saddened to hear of the murders of two young men this Saturday morning in Road Town.  My condolences go out to their loved ones.

Virgin Islands Curfew

Friday, 15 December 2017 - 12:35pm

As you are all well aware, a curfew has been in place across the Virgin Islands since the passage of Hurricane Irma in September.   Since the Curfew was first imposed between the hours of 1800 and 0600, the National Security Council and Cabinet have kept the need for a curfew and its hours under constant review, working with the advice and the guidance of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).  This has seen a gradual reduction in its hours.

BVI Government Remains Committed To Public Safety

Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 4:14pm

Premier of the Virgin Islands, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE has said that his Government remains zealously committed to the most essential services including that of public safety.

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