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August 29th, 2016
Increased fares; more police presence needed to curb ‘rushing’- Taxi Drivers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The issue of rushing back and forth to the beaches with tourists could be addressed if taxi fares are increased and there is greater law enforcement presence along the various tourist hot spots, two taxi operators have opined.

August 14th, 2016
Lack of police presence ‘killing nightlife’- Steve E. Parillon

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI-A local entertainment promoter has issued a call to the powers that be to increase the presence of law enforcement officers at nightly events, in an attempt to make party lovers more comfortable.

June 15th, 2016
We need to see more of new CoP - Radio show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A caller to last night's June 14, 2016 edition of Speak Out BVI has questioned the experience and capabilities of new Commissioner of Police Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews in the wake of a proliferation of high profile crimes in the territory.

January 11th, 2016
Tourist allegedly attacked by man with knife on Willy T’s

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Relating to this news site what she described as "bad for tourism", a tourist who asked not to be named because she frequents the territory, is alleging that one of her sons was attacked and injured by a man wielding a knife on the popular Willy T’s Friday night, January 8, 2016.

August 1st, 2013
14 fights reported at Festival Grounds Tuesday night!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was not exactly on the night of a full moon but whatever accounted for the many altercations that ensued at the Ira Oliver Skelton Festiville on July 30, 2013, the police are interested in hearing. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has even stepped up its presence at the village and has announced a no-tolerance stance for the breach of the peace.

October 31st, 2012
Second District residents want more police presence at beaches

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Certain residents of the Second District have called for more police presence at the beaches on the days when cruise ships are in to curb robberies on tourists and have also asked that police address the issue of speeding taxis especially in the school zones.

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