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Curfew hours now 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM- Governor Jaspert

Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert further relaxed the curfew hours which will run from 11:00 PM to 6:00AM, effective today October 20, 2017. Photo: VINO/File
Former Permanent Secretary and Businessman, Julian Willock had called for it to be lifted about a month ago after it was imposed. Photo: VINO/File
Former Permanent Secretary and Businessman, Julian Willock had called for it to be lifted about a month ago after it was imposed. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - His Excellency the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert announced today, Friday October 20, 2017 that the ongoing curfew will be further relaxed.

Effective today, the new curfew is now in place from 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM daily.

The new curfew will allow residents to travel throughout the territory with no restrictions for an additional hour. The present curfew that will no longer be in effect after today, runs from 10PM to 6AM.

The Curfew Act of 2017 which was implemented on October 5, 2017 allows for a curfew to be in place without the Governor declaring a state of emergency.

This law was enacted following Hurricane Irma, which saw widespread looting.

Persons who break the curfew hours without valid authorisation will be subjected to serve time in prison, pay a fine or both.

Curfew still in effect

Curently, it is unclear when the curfew will be lifted.

However, former Permanent Secretary and Businessman Julian Willock had called for it to be lifted about a month ago after it was imposed. Two days after Mr Willock's call, the hours were extended from 10:00 PM to 6:00 PM at nights; however, the curfew is still in place.

8 Responses to “Curfew hours now 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM- Governor Jaspert”

  • ccc (20/10/2017, 20:06) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good job governor
    • mr Govrrnor. One Favor. (21/10/2017, 07:50) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Launch an investigation into aid and aid destribution.u will be amaze to find out what happening. How the people who deserved aid are cheated out by those that dont need it. Just because they have easy access to it and they are selfish and greedy.
  • insider (20/10/2017, 23:22) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    He just wants to make sure his friend at the strip club make money
  • LOL (21/10/2017, 07:39) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I do not see the sense and there ain't no street lights
    Just given people more time on the road to do stupidness. You would not know until it hit you be safe.
  • Time to take over. (21/10/2017, 07:46) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Your own always FNU. The Almighty said I came unto muy own and my rejected me and mocked me...These leaders have recjected us and mocked us...Now the white man take control and treat us with respect..We want to blame the white man..Time for the governor to take over...
  • pat (21/10/2017, 09:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    But I still do not see the utilities guys out working after the curfews, so its just a waste of time
    I agree with the esteem lift the damm thing
  • sad (21/10/2017, 21:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lawd the police need to look at the traffic in Parham town vehicle park on both sides of the road making it impossible for drivers really bad
  • wize up (23/10/2017, 23:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Think then say what you want: the curfew was
    Altered to accommodate a certain sector of this society: ask the one fellow for that restaurant right there in Road Town yes the one by the corner!!!!!!!!


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