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SSB building broken into by masked man

The Joshua J. Smith Building houses the Social Security Board (SSB). Photo: VINO/File
The masked man that illegally entered the Joshua J. Smith Building was reportedly caught on surveillance cameras. Photo: Internet Source/File
The masked man that illegally entered the Joshua J. Smith Building was reportedly caught on surveillance cameras. Photo: Internet Source/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police have confirmed that the Joshua J. Smith Building, which houses the Social Security Board (SSB), was broken into in the early morning hours of Friday December 9, 2016.

According to reports reaching this news site, a lone masked man was captured on security cameras in the building.

It is not clear if anything was taken, but according to reports, SSB information was not tampered with.

“The Social Security Building was illegally entered, not NHI. The report was made to Police on Friday morning,” Police Information Officer Diane Drayton told this news site today, December 12, 2016.

It is not clear to this news site at this time how the masked man entered the building and whether there were any damages to the building or any property.

Several staff told this news site that they were instructed not to disclose any information to the media.

18 Responses to “SSB building broken into by masked man”

  • 911 (12/12/2016, 15:33) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Help poor people nah
  • What! (12/12/2016, 17:19) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    "Several staff told this news site that they were instructed not to disclose any information to the media."

    The Media are your friends. Without them, we would have already been begging bread. At least they have slowed down the feeding frenzy that was going-on without any intervention.
    • Good Point!! (12/12/2016, 20:19) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      @What! You're right. Even the gov"t big money spenders have slowed-down their pace after they got a good "shallacking," as Political Observer (PO) would say, by media bloggers. Now they on silent mode until they can find another big portion of dough again. Millions and million and millions more. Now everyone wants to get in on the act.
  • musa (12/12/2016, 17:39) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    deport time
  • wize up (12/12/2016, 18:38) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Here we have a government owned establishment located in the hart if the city being vandalized(where are the police) when you travel thoughout the world there is always a heavy police presence in the capital:
    • KNOW... (12/12/2016, 19:08) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
      How many police you think our force have? They dont even have enough officers to handle the districts they are assigned to. There budget was cut so bad, they can't even train new officers.
      • wize up (12/12/2016, 20:37) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ know: i was a member of the royal Virgin Islands police: my shift was made up of 1234 persons; the sergeant, the driver, the guard and one person patrolled the cit(4 0f us)..at that time the top brass were from Antigua and those good gentlemen ran a very tight ship:we had far less officers and far less crime because we had to conducted patrols by day and by night; rain fall or sun shine.my question(how come only when something happens you see so many officers at the scene)..some us full of excuses but this situation is becoming worse when some happens to one of our love one then we come to grips with level of stupidity that is happening in our territory(keep making excuses)
      • @know (12/12/2016, 20:52) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
        hmm looks like we going have to get super cop on the job cause it looks like only he can get things done
      • @Know. How many Police. (12/12/2016, 23:20) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        Too Many... Just bad human and resource management along with too many inefficient and ineffective police. If we get a Police like Supa Cop I'm each district, also as a defective and in the drug squad. We will see a difference.. The problem is the ineffectiveness of the police.. Too much focus on Quantity and not quality
        • wize up (13/12/2016, 06:34) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
          Just a follow up: when something belongs to you, you have a greater appreciation for it(supa cop is one a few local officers so his approach will be far different, it is in best interest to go that exta miles so his territory can remain tranquil)..this has nothing to do with where you are from(i love my neighbor's children but i go that extra for my own children)...apart from gowing up in tranquil BVI; i now have my family and my business so i must be considered(these set of fools up and down with these gun and mask aint no laughing matter)
  • ..... (12/12/2016, 19:12) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Maybe they had a big claim to settle and didn't like how much NHI was covering
    • I am trying (12/12/2016, 20:10) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      Not to laugh at such a serious problem plaguing our country, but you'll make it Hard Mehson.
  • now (12/12/2016, 23:05) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now when they resort to breaking into that place, it's a wrap. What was he looking for? Somewhere to take a S,?t? What an idiot.
  • Yes (12/12/2016, 23:51) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    NHI was robbed of 10 million dollars by the health care providers long before the thieves broke into the building
  • rich or poor (13/12/2016, 09:10) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This doesn't give us the authority to do such things of committing crime or creating vilence. Not because one of our great leader stated that poverty is the worst form of violence we should go about doing so. More is what killing most of us as we often forget about the difference in wants and needs. TO THE RICH AND POOR LITTLE IS MUCH WHILE GOD IS IN IT. STOP CRIME AND VIOLENCE. The truth is it is even gonna be worse for the festive season and the new year
  • AJ (13/12/2016, 10:00) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    They getting incriminating evidence to arrest those who are doing all the injustice to the people of these islands the people like those who were paid over $6,000,000.00in less than one year only a matter of time
    I remember in 1990 before I went away to school I bought insurance from a guy who came from stthomas but blue cross blue shield could not be sold outside of Washington DC at that time and when the Feds started to pick up people the lady who was in charge in stthomas took in with a heart attack and died we will soon see some of that around here


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