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No personal or individual curfew passes to be issued

Curfew passes are only being issued to essential services and departments under the Curfew Act 2017. Photo: VINO
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.

Therefore, all curfew passes under the National Emergency Operation Centre are null and void.

The Force will only be issuing passes to institutions and departments. No personal or individual passes will issued.

As the Act indicates under Section 3 of the Labour Code, passes will be issued only to designated personnel at Peebles Hospital, Fire and Rescue Services, BVI Electricity, Water and Sewerage, Solid Waste, Prison, BVI Ports Authority, BVI telecommunications, transportation and security firms and RVIPF.

Trash removal firms will be considered on a case by case basis.

The Curfew Act 2017 makes provisions, subject to Section 57 (3) of the Constitution, for the Governor to impose a curfew requiring persons to keep off the streets during the time of the curfew unless the individual has an RVIPF-issued pass.

Persons found contravening the Act commits an offence and are liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or both.

The present curfew hours are 10:00PM to 6:00 AM.

3 Responses to “No personal or individual curfew passes to be issued”

  • this cant be correct (11/10/2017, 17:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    it got to 10pm to 6am
  • dog (11/10/2017, 18:43) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Pure bull
  • wize up (12/10/2017, 06:16) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I thought the curfew hours were to be used for the clearing of the public roads but I assume this can't be done because the people cleaners don't have the required lighting to work during the darkness so when some of trying to move about from 06:00-22:00 we encounters a set of road blocks: yea, yea; I know the curfew should also reduce criminal conduct.....I would have be ideal to clean up during the curfew(10pm-6am) because most of us should be in our home but the dollars to purchase lights went to build that beach in "brandy wine bay" or gone!! In to those aeroplanes(ting to talk)

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