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'Time to lift curfew Mr Governor'- Julian Willock

- The former Permanent Secretary & Businessman said he is satisfied that security has been restored & restoration is onging
Mr Julian Willock, seen here with a member of the British military, has called on Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert to lift the curfew. Photo: Provided
The curfew was imposed on the BVI 48 hours after Hurricane Irma struck on September 6, 2017. Photo: VINO
The curfew was imposed on the BVI 48 hours after Hurricane Irma struck on September 6, 2017. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Mr. Julian Willock, a former Permanent Secretary with the Virgin Islands Government, businessman and an astute writer and speaker on local, regional and international politics, has called on the United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka 'Gus' to lift the curfew immediately.

Speaking exclusively to our newsroom, Mr. Willock said after weeks of speaking to both the local police, the British Military at Nanny Cay, at the Airport and some at the Governor's Office, "I am sufficiently confident that the security concerns are under control therefore the curfew is no longer necessary and I call on Mr. Jaspert to immediately lift it."

The former Director of the Water and Sewerage Department also said lifting of the curfew now "will go a far way to restore confidence, help business activities, reduce long lines at gas stations, laundries and food places and bring back a sense of normalcy."

When asked if the drivers will get in the way of the utility companies' operations and slow down restoration works, Mr. Willock said, "they can do the normal road closure in the areas where they are working, the public will certainly understand this, as we all want our power back like yesterday."

The current curfew runs from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

Well Done!, Kudos to BVIEC & Others-Willock

Mr. Willock also hastened to say that he continues to be impressed with the hard work almost around the clock, many times not under ideal situation, of the BVI Electricity Corporation crew, the Water and Sewerage Department, the police, and BVI Health Services Authority workers, along with others."

They have certainly stepped up to the plate and "put country above self. They deserve to be recognised and thanked by the public and the government, he stated.

Meanwhile, Mr. Willock said he was made aware on his visit throughout Tortola and Jost van Dyke of the issues of price gouging and called on businesses to stop doing this.

He added; however, that there have been some businesses deserving of praise for not engaging in such unscrupulous behaviour and have not increased their prices....places such as RiteWay Food Markets, Crandalls and Delta Petroleum, and we must continue to support them.

The curfew that Mr. Willock called on the governor to lift was imposed 48 hours after the Category 5 Hurricane Irma destroyed the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017 leaving death, homelessness and desperation.

15 Responses to “'Time to lift curfew Mr Governor'- Julian Willock”

  • jack (26/09/2017, 15:44) Like (6) Dislike (22) Reply
    I agree with the esteem
  • *Hmm (26/09/2017, 15:45) Like (24) Dislike (7) Reply
    Really now Willock.....I think NOT!!
  • policeman (26/09/2017, 16:26) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
    I agree or even extend from 8 to 10 pm at night
  • wize up (26/09/2017, 17:19) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    some folks don't understand the magnitude of what this territory is up against: can you only lmagine this place with all the lawlessness: there is currently a curfew in place and when Night set in; the about of crooks and thieves moving through the darkness picking up what don't belong to them: it so shameful in my 55 years I have never seen a curfew and such curfew came about because of the set of thieves we now have living in British Virgin Islands:
  • tash (26/09/2017, 17:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Gov will make his own call.
  • Cuz (26/09/2017, 17:51) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    speak willock speak we need you
  • Dragon (26/09/2017, 20:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is it true that the armory at East End police station was broken into and guns stolen?
  • Hmmm (26/09/2017, 21:53) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Please don’t lift the curfew till the street lights are up the road is to dark at nights
  • myrun (27/09/2017, 06:07) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    At least he is making sense
  • hello? (27/09/2017, 09:15) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    5:30 am to 9 pm will be good for the next couple weeks. There are those that rise early while there is sunlight to get things done. Also, still need a cut-off time in the evening ... place too dark at nights without lights and for the safety of the people this close off time should be considered.
  • Truth is... (27/09/2017, 11:39) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
    Like this man or not his logic always seems to be on point. This the type of leader BVI need hope he runs, definitely have my vote. And to you Mr. Willock, the face you showing now will hopefully be the if you ever get into office.
  • nope (27/09/2017, 14:27) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is no power what can you do after 8pm
  • youths for willock (27/09/2017, 15:04) Like (7) Dislike (19) Reply
    Yes he is running and will win hands down

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