Three summonses have been issued for immigration related offenses and two persons arrested and charged for unrelated matters following a successful operation by the Joint Task Force on Virgin Gorda last weekend.
The public is advised that the Immigration Department will be scheduling appointments via telephone and email only. This adjustment is due to the recent increase in COVID-19 positive cases throughout the Territory.
As the Minister responsible for Immigration, it has been brought to my attention that several media outlets have put out information relative to an individual who was asked to depart the Territory, which allegedly resulted in the individual being separated from an infant child.
Officers from the Joint Task Force completed a virtual three-day Royal Navy International Maritime Training organised through the Governor Office’s via the United Kingdom’s interest in offering training to the officers. The training covered topics including: Maritime Law/Rights to Board, Phases of Boarding, Personnel Search and Evidence Awareness.