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Lines build @ local supermarkets ahead of 24-hour curfew

- Territory on 24-hour curfew from 8:00pm Friday, March 27, 2020 to 6:00am April 2, 2020
Persons queue up outside One Mart Superstore in Purcell, Tortola, early this morning, March 26, 2020. Photo: VINO
Shoppers outside RiteWay Food Markets in Pasea Estate early this morning, March 26, 2020. Photo: Facebook
Shoppers outside RiteWay Food Markets in Pasea Estate early this morning, March 26, 2020. Photo: Facebook
Following the announcement by Government on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 that the Virgin Islands will be on 24-hour curfew from 8:00pm on Friday, March 27, 2020 to 6:00am April 2, 2020, persons have started to flock at supermarkets to stock up for the lock-down. Photo: VINO
Following the announcement by Government on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 that the Virgin Islands will be on 24-hour curfew from 8:00pm on Friday, March 27, 2020 to 6:00am April 2, 2020, persons have started to flock at supermarkets to stock up for the lock-down. Photo: VINO
Outside RiteWay Food Markets in Pasea Estate on March 26, 2020. Photo: VINO
Outside RiteWay Food Markets in Pasea Estate on March 26, 2020. Photo: VINO
Some supermarkets, including Riteway Food Markets, have created markings inside and outside their stores to ensure customers keep their distance while shopping. Photo: Riteway Food Markets/Facebook
Some supermarkets, including Riteway Food Markets, have created markings inside and outside their stores to ensure customers keep their distance while shopping. Photo: Riteway Food Markets/Facebook
Some supermarkets, including Riteway Food Markets, have created markings inside and outside their stores to ensure customers keep their distance while shopping. Photo: Riteway Food Markets/Facebook
Some supermarkets, including Riteway Food Markets, have created markings inside and outside their stores to ensure customers keep their distance while shopping. Photo: Riteway Food Markets/Facebook
Some supermarkets, including Riteway Food Markets, have created markings inside and outside their stores to ensure customers keep their distance while shopping. Photo: Riteway Food Markets/Facebook
Some supermarkets, including Riteway Food Markets, have created markings inside and outside their stores to ensure customers keep their distance while shopping. Photo: Riteway Food Markets/Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the announcement by Government on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 that the Virgin Islands will be on 24-hour curfew from 8:00pm on Friday, March 27, 2020 to 6:00am April 2, 2020, persons have started to flock at supermarkets to stock up for the lock-down.

From as early as 6:00am today, March 26, 2020, lines-made longer by social distancing- began to form outside various shopping centres on Tortola, long before some stores opened.

Business establishment have been ordered not to include more than 20 persons in their place of business, in keeping with the mass gathering restrictions.

Further, some businesses have created markings in their stores to ensure customers keep their distance while shopping.

Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) had also suggested that some stores do a numbering system and also allow online and telephone orders where possible.

Further, shoppers were encouraged to not queue up in lines but rather stay in their cars until it is their time to enter the stores.

'Let us order ourselves'- Premier Fahie

"Let us order ourselves because we have always been a people of order," Premier said on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

According to him, the curfew is to ensure that all measures are in place to ensure the safety of the people in the Virgin Islands.

"This is a next measure we are taking so that we can make sure we contain the spreading of the virus."

16 Responses to “Lines build @ local supermarkets ahead of 24-hour curfew”

  • Sheeps (26/03/2020, 09:29) Like (55) Dislike (8) Reply
    “NWO - Order out of chaos”

    Just sitting back watching these New World Order agendas unfold
  • watcher (26/03/2020, 09:48) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    This is crazy mehson
  • @Sheeps (26/03/2020, 09:53) Like (3) Dislike (16) Reply
    You need to sit back and watch the S at the end of Sheeps first,then I will trust your vision..
    • To @Sheeps (26/03/2020, 10:06) Like (2) Dislike (12) Reply
      LOL he can't help it.....he sound like the kind that would say "gooses"
    • Hmmm (26/03/2020, 13:33) Like (31) Dislike (1) Reply
      When you catch the meaning the form of words becomes irrelevant.

      When you consider the assertation of power we are witnessing globally by authority figures that has stemmed from this virus of mysterious origins, it raises many questions.

      Ever wonder how the holocaust happened? This is very similar to how it happened.

      They make you believe there is a problem that must be gotten rid of at all cost and anyone who disagrees, is deemed to be not of sound mind due to the very 'real' nature of the problem.

      No need to stockpile every thing is fine! peachy!
      Everyone mandated to stay inside 24/7, in this first instance. stockpile now!

      Slow trickle of information from the government. We need transparency. FROM THE TOP. This is a war against a virus not a person, there is no benefit to not share every bit of information surrounding how this problem will be dealt with. step 1 step 2 step 3 step 4

      The crowding as people scramble to get supplies could have been avoided. I do not think they thought of this 24/7 curfew overnight.


      Next up it will be mandatory to get vaccinated.

      Or it will be solved by the 'summer heat', everyone go back to normal, as they collect the global data from this test.

      In other news this series of events lays up a straight shot for a democratic president, as Donald who wants to restart the economy, wasn't clued in on the plan to destabilize the economy.

      The weather is warming up, but this war on corona virus makes me feel cold.

      Praise be to the most high. Ruler of rulers.
      • @hmmm (26/03/2020, 14:00) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
        Facts... Only a few of us will see through the fog, society was dumber down for many years by designed so when times like these come the average person won’t be able to see that their walking right off of a cliff... when they see it’ll be too late sadly, but as for me Ive been waiting for this since primary school, never was one to believe everything on TV I read for myself and fact check but that’s outta style now everybody’s lazy and like hand fed information
  • SMH (26/03/2020, 10:13) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    Here we go wid dem toilet paper shoppers again. Chicken Little: 'The sky is falling'. Dumb skull: 'I soiled my pants!'
  • Hunger games. (26/03/2020, 10:14) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    sheep I watching also.talk about a perfect Global plan.
  • asking for a friend (26/03/2020, 11:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You blame the people ?
  • bvi (26/03/2020, 11:34) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    The worst thing leaders can do is look at things from their own perspective only. People were told not to binge shop. Those commentators live comfily at home with their spouses, their myopic minds cannot fathom that there are many households with ravenous teenage, with extended families, and that many people shop with the mind of sharing with elderly relatives and others. While a 12 pack of toilet paper may last them 2months a 24 pack cannot last in many households for 2 months. Is the person who buys a 48 pk panic shopping, really? The Bible speaks about preparation but some fools only offer blind advice. Post Irma traumatic curfews and outdoor supermarket lines are still fresh in the minds of people. Who feels it knows it - stop judging people.
  • NickZack (26/03/2020, 12:13) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    So you are more likely to get the virus whilst in the queue then. Doh !
  • @ NickZack (26/03/2020, 13:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    EGGZACKLY
  • Disaster lovers (26/03/2020, 16:42) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Super markets... gas stations. They benefit from every disaster. They mming money and smiling.. If it was a hurricane or god forbid the next disaster is a hurricane most of those hard working workers would be sent home.. Trust me the lines were even longer much much longer after the storm.. they made money like sand yet thdy still send workers home....Heartless..
  • Revelations is here (28/03/2020, 00:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Many knew of a certain event to commence during the beginning of the end

    We read it pastors preach all the time about it

    There’ll be a time less no man can buy or sell unless he has a mark

    I’ve read earlier last year certain official said we cannot wait anymore the NWO must comment be Easter 2020


    We knew they would microchip ppl n it will b mandatory by law

    We knew there would b a time churches will close n many will be deceived

    We know farming plagues men knowledge will
    B increased etc

    We know about the 2 prophets that’ll return during the tribulation they will get killed eventually n the world will see them
    Now possible with social
    Media Whatsapp etc

    Brace the vaccine
    U can’t go work
    School
    Hospitals
    Buy
    Sell
    It’s coming with rfid chip they going to scan u on entry n call police if u don’t have it

    Sorry I would rather jail and the guillotines ...
    I don’t want ur vaccine nor ur chip
    When the Antichrist comes they going to track u

    Right now the stage is being set for him

    Christ of coming for his church
    In the twinkling of an eye


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