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February 27th, 2018
Curfew for scooter riders being considered - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Noise from motor scooters as well as their reckless use have been a major issue affecting the residents throughout the Virgin Islands community and, now with the recent crimes, it was been observed scooters have been one of the modes of transportation for criminals to easily commit a crime and make their getaway.

February 22nd, 2018
CoP against curfew & heightened stop & search operations

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following an upsurge in gun crime in the Virgin Islands, many on social media have been calling for a return of the curfew lifted in December 2017 and for the police to heighten stop and search operations.

December 22nd, 2017
Curfew lifted today December 22, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial curfew imposed on residents of the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI) has finally been lifted today December 22, 2017.

December 15th, 2017
UPDATE: VI's curfew to end December 22, 2017; Governor threatens public

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It appears the Virgin Islands’ is moving back to becoming a civilised and democratic society after being one of two countries on earth with a curfew.

December 13th, 2017
Curfew breaker Shakeel Pondt found with gun in waist; Pleads guilty

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Shakeel Pondt, 31, who was found with a gun in his waist, ammunition and cocaine on September 10, 2017 was remanded to prison on December 12, 2017 to await sentencing.

December 5th, 2017
VI & Honduras the only 2 countries on earth with a curfew!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A curfew was first imposed on the Virgin Islands (VI) on September 10, 2017, four days after Hurricane Irma brought death, destruction, homelessness and panic in the streets for food and gasoline.

November 16th, 2017
As of November 16, 2017 curfew stays the same for next 14 days

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party Government through its Cabinet agreed on Wednesday November 15, 2017 to keep the three-month old curfew in place for another 14 days.

November 15th, 2017
'No point in state of emergency before Hurricane Irma' - Premier Smith

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - The day after category 5 hurricane Irma destroyed the territory, there was widespread looting of many businesses. Then, His Excellency Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert declared a state of emergency where the UK military and the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) officers were called upon to maintain law and order.

October 14th, 2017
Guns in residents face! Are British Police using excessive force on curfew?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on September 6, 2017 that Category 5 hurricane Irma smashed into the Virgin Islands (VI), leaving death, devastation, homelessness, and panic in the streets for gasoline and food.

October 5th, 2017
State of Emergency ends midnight, curfew to continue

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The State of Emergency called by Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert a day after Hurricane Irma devastated the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017 will end at midnight, however, the curfew will remain in place until Government sees it necessary to lift.

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