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RVIPF issues crime prevention tips for ‘Buju’ weekend

June 14th, 2019 | Tags: crime RVIPF Buju concert Tortola
The Long Walk to Freedom Concert is being promoted by KT Productions in collaboration with Pumpstation Productions, Westline Entertainment and Xclusive Levels. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Police are urging residents ahead of the many events that are to take place this weekend, June 14, 2019, to take the necessary precautions to ensure that your houses, businesses and vehicles are secure. If you are planning to be out all night make sure your property remains secure or ask somebody to look after your home.

According to a release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Service (RVIPF), residents are also urged to be mindful of their surroundings, especially if carrying large sums of money. Consider whether you need to bring expensive items / jewelry into the event you may be attending – don’t invite a criminal opportunity.

Vehicle owners are being encouraged to remove all valuables and any items that are susceptible to theft from vehicles that are parked throughout Road Town, especially in vulnerable places. Try not to leave your vehicle in an unlit area.

The force notes that there will be many RVIPF patrols on duty throughout the entire weekend and covering all the events that are taking place.

However please do your part to support the force by thinking about crime prevention when it comes to your own situation. Normal patrols will be maintained throughout the Territory in addition to the additional resources but please be patient as our response to a non-emergency may be slower during periods of peak demand where our focus will be on safety and security of those attending the different events.

3 Responses to “RVIPF issues crime prevention tips for ‘Buju’ weekend”

  • wize up (14/06/2019, 20:35) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I actually saw 2 police in Road Town with dem automatic weapons: I had to look twice; unusual to see the police in Road Town...that was heartwarming!!!!!
  • Quiet Rebel (15/06/2019, 04:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some basic sound advice for staying safe. But Comish, why would you advertise that police response will be slower this week end, for the focus will be on Buju concert and related events. Publicizing this is an invitation to criminals to spring into action for the chance of getting caught has been lowered. How about creating a high level of uncertainty for the criminals. Publicizing this info may have been well intended but it is wrong-headed.

    Comish Matthews, Deputy Commish James, Supt. Vanterpool, ah wah gwan? Seems like the Buju concert is taking precedence over everything else. What is the hype about Buju long road to freedom. He is no Mandela. Anyway, hope no cops are off this week end. How about increasing mobile patrols throughout Road Town and Road Town proper.

    What happened to community policing? In a few months, it will be 2 years since the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Tell us why the Comish contract was extended again. Was it for superb performance or because he is part of the good olde boys club? How many unsolved murders does the VI have? Is violent and property crime on the rise or falling ? When Virgin Islanders look out for Virgin Islanders in their homeland, it causes an uproar but it is ok for others to look out for others of their own kind.

    Virgin Islanders get beat up for the same practices that are practiced in the home countries of most of the 100+ nationalities that reside in the BVI. Only in the BVI. Well mai boi! Virgin Islanders are to docile to stand up and fight. They talk a good fight in private. They talk the talk but afraid to walk the walk. Courage and national sacrifice flew away wid Noel and PAM. All the warriors gone. Nuff rebels wid out a cause.
  • wize up (15/06/2019, 11:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ rebel: Brilliant blog: we spend thousands of tax money on this man’s contract and here we have the head of law enforcement advertising those with criminal intent with strategic information:while the majority of the police in road town enforcing a private production other property and business owns are susceptible to criminal conduct: I thought the movements of police should be tactical and strategic.....the information is very good; depending on which side of the fence you sit on


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