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November 9th, 2017
'Some officers lost everything, slept on floors, yet reported for duty'- CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Despite losing everything following the passage of Hurricane Irma two months ago, members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) reported for duty while still trying to secure what was left of their homes.

November 2nd, 2017
Hurricane Irma 'tested me thoroughly'- CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "Not many commissioners of police can say that they were in charge of policing when the biggest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic hit a capitol and wiped out the territory and there is no training book for that. But what it did do? It tested me thoroughly. It tested my force thoroughly."

October 30th, 2017
Three more persons charged for looting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) continues its pursuit of looters, three more persons are now on police bail awaiting court appearances for theft.

October 27th, 2017
UPDATE: 'Gasoline thrower' arrested

PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI - The man who allegedly threw what was suspected to be gasoline at staff of BVI Communications and attempted to pour substance on the building at Purcell Estate, Tortola on October 23, 2017 was arrested by police.

October 16th, 2017
'Secure generators with strong locks & chains' - CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following the monstrous Category 5 Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 that left the territory in a state of total darkness due to downed electricity poles and cables, persons out of desperation and no regard for personal property began looting generators, even from businesses, including telecommunications companies.

October 11th, 2017
No personal or individual curfew passes to be issued

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is now issuing curfew passes to essential services and departments under the Curfew Act 2017 passed on October 5, 2017.

October 2nd, 2017
2 bodies found on Tortola yet to be identified

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two bodies found on Tortola following hurricanes Irma and Maria have yet to be positively identified, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

September 29th, 2017
'Police officers are homeless too'- Police Commissioner Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police Commissioner Michael Matthews told a local radio station on September 28, 2017 that many of his police officers are homeless as they lost their houses following Hurricane Irma.

September 27th, 2017
Male body found in a ghut near Treadfalls

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) confirmed that the body of an unidentified male was recovered from a ghut below Treadfalls on Monday, September 25, 2017.

September 23rd, 2017
Man killed in BVI during hurricane Irma yet to be identified

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A man who was discovered dead in the area of The Moorings on Wickhams Cay II, Tortola following the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 is yet to be positively identified.



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