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December 7th, 2023
Hon Hodge-Smith calls on VI's seniors to speak up against gun violence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Junior Minister for Tourism and Culture Honourable Luce D. Hodge-Smith (R4) says gun violence in the Virgin Islands continues to keep her up at night when mostly young men are the victims of these crimes.

September 5th, 2023
‘Crime is everywhere’ not just in VI- Penny Haycraft

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- While expressing sadness about the fatal shooting in Long Bush on Sunday night, September 3, 2023, Penny Haycraft, the wife of the late businessman Peter Haycraft, OBE, has suggested that the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) is still one of the best places to live.

July 17th, 2023
The VI ‘seems to have at times become a cowboy town’- Hon Mather

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Speaker and Member of the Opposition Hon Stacy Mather (AL) has said it is concerning that gun violence in the Virgin Islands (VI) is not something that is shocking to some people anymore and that the territory at times appears to have become a “cowboy town”.

March 1st, 2023
Our society has become ‘numb’ regarding gun violence- Perline R. Scatliffe-Leonard

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- “There is no denying that we are in a gun violence crisis,” Seventh-District candidate Mrs Perline R. Scatliffe-Leonard has stated, as she argued that gun violence is escalating and poses long-term consequences for future generations.

February 10th, 2023
BVI Christian Council ‘saddened’ by yet another fatal shooting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Christian Council (BVICC) has said it is saddened to learn that yet another young man has succumbed to an untimely death due to gun violence.

April 10th, 2022
Hundreds turn out for SDA March against Gun Violence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The beating of drums and the singing of hundreds who participated in the Seventh-day Adventist Church's Street March of Witness against Gun Violence in the Virgin Islands could be seen and heard along the streets of Road Town on April 9, 2022.

April 9th, 2022
SDA Churches in VI marching against gun violence today

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Churches in the Virgin Islands are ‘putting down their feet’ against the scourge of gun violence in the territory.

March 22nd, 2022
UK OT Minister calls for end to gun violence in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – UK Minister for Overseas Territories, Rt Hon Amanda A. Milling has called for an end to gun violence in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI), ahead of her departure from the VI over the weekend.

April 25th, 2021
BVICCHA wants meeting with CoP & Crime Stoppers on crime

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) has said it is deeply concerned about the increase in criminal activity in the Virgin Islands, particularly those targeting businesses in the past few months.

June 14th, 2020
USVI has one of highest murder rates in world- Sen Myron D. Jackson


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- US Virgin Islands Senator, Mr Myron D. Jackson on Friday, June 12, 2020, said he was determined to press forward on Bill No. 33-0126, an act to establish an Office of Gun Violence Prevention under the Office of the Governor, which remained in the Committee on Rules and Judiciary held at the Legislature Thursday, June 11, 2020.

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