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David Morris out! No new CoP announced yet

- Alwyn James acting CoP
Despite announcing two weeks ago that the replacement for the controversial outgoing Commissioner of Police David Morris (right) could be announced in a matter of days, Governor John S. Duncan OBE has not done so.
According to reports, Deputy Commissioner of Police Alwyn James will act in Morris’s position until the new Commissioner takes up the post on September 1, 2015. Photo: VINO
According to reports, Deputy Commissioner of Police Alwyn James will act in Morris’s position until the new Commissioner takes up the post on September 1, 2015. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It has been two weeks since Governor John S. Duncan OBE stated that the replacement for the controversial outgoing Commissioner of Police David Morris could be announced in a matter of days.

David Morris’ last day on the job was yesterday, August 11, 2015. He is expected to depart the territory today on leave for the remainder of his contract which expires on August 31, 2015.

And according to reports, Deputy Commissioner of Police Alwyn James will act in Morris’s position until the new Commissioner takes up the post on September 1, 2015.

Speaking at the Completion Exercise and Passing Out Parade for the inaugural Police Recruit Training at the Grounds of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) on July 30, 2015, Governor Duncan said “the National Security Council (NSC) this week” approved the recommendation from the Police Service Commission (PSC) on the appointment of Mr Morris’ successor as RVIPF Commissioner.

“I hope to be able to make the announcement on this in the coming days,” Governor Duncan had said.

It is not clear how many candidates were interviewed and whether there were any locals interviewed for the position.

Unconfirmed reports are that the new Commissioner could be a female.

Meanwhile, Governor Duncan is currently out of the territory until September 7, 2015.

“From August 9 to 11, the Governor will attend Cowes Sailing Regatta which has a close relationship with the Royal BVI Yacht Club. Additionally, he will attend several formal events, including a reception hosted by British Virgin Islands Tourist Board and a radio interview to highlight the possibilities for increased cooperation between the United Kingdom and the Virgin Islands. The Governor will then proceed on vacation leave until September 7,” Government Information Service (GIS) reported on August 10, 2015.

10 Responses to “David Morris out! No new CoP announced yet”

  • 911 (12/08/2015, 09:42) Like (15) Dislike (6) Reply
    Both james and morris needs to go
  • Uncle Ralph (12/08/2015, 10:18) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    Good bye sagga bouy
  • BVIslander (12/08/2015, 11:37) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    All the best to you and I hope you are going to be among kind, supportive, and professional people..You have been through more than anyone can bear and you deserve more as a professional, seasoned, and dedicated person, doing the best job and hoping to improve all around you. You have done a fine job and will be missed by a great many who, unfortunately, quietly sat by...Cheers.
  • legal team (12/08/2015, 12:43) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The time has come to wish Mr.David Morris and his family well:He served in Her Majesty's RVIPF,along with the other Royal and Distinguished Police Officers. Like any other police officer,he risk his life to protect Her Majesty's Citizens..
    But I must admit,the Commissioner developed a good working relationship with his officers,may be after realizing that for many years,these brave men and women,protected Her Majesty's Citizens,with great commitment.

    When people like Mr. Morris serve in the Public Service,they must be commended for their service.

    Therefore,I take this opportunity,to thank Commissioner Morris,for his service.

    Despite of public pressure; he always maintain a big smile.That indicates,David Morris is a natural police officer.

    Any police officer who takes public criticism with a smile, is a well-trained police officer.

    Enjoy your retirement: [Let's go and have a drink].

    Without discrimination,I would like to see one of our veterans local police officer,be sworn-in as
    Commissioner.

    We have enough educated,experience administrators in the RVIPF,who served for 25-30- plus years.
  • Manabouttown (12/08/2015, 13:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why did he leave? He is the head of the Police, where investigations are being carried into allegations of corruption. We are looking on.
  • Hmmmm (12/08/2015, 13:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    this is wa happen when u come pre concept
  • Meh say (12/08/2015, 13:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    LOOK HOW DA PEOPLE DEM MAKE YOU GET FIRED
    • weed (12/08/2015, 14:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      if morris had played his card right he could have been there he took on some silly fights
  • Observer (14/08/2015, 19:02) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good bye England Thorn. You will not be missed. Your candles did burn out too soon.


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