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'Holistic approach' needed to curb crime in VI- Premier Fahie

- said children have to be taught 'strong principles of God'
Premier and Minister of Finance Honorable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said a holistic approach needs to be taken towards tackling crime in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
Just yesterday, January 10, 2022, the territory learnt of the arrest of a 12th-grade student of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) by law enforcement authorities in the US Virgin Islands (USVI). The teenager was arrested with three others for allegedly trafficking a large quantity of cocaine. Photo: Getty Images
Just yesterday, January 10, 2022, the territory learnt of the arrest of a 12th-grade student of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) by law enforcement authorities in the US Virgin Islands (USVI). The teenager was arrested with three others for allegedly trafficking a large quantity of cocaine. Photo: Getty Images
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honorable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said a holistic approach needs to be taken towards tackling crime in the Virgin Islands.

Just yesterday, the territory learnt of the arrest of a 12th-grade student of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) by law enforcement authorities in the US Virgin Islands (USVI). The teenager was arrested with three others allegedly trafficking a large quantity of cocaine. Three of the four persons arrested are from the Virgin Islands.

Additionally, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) issued a wanted bulletin for a 21-year-old wanted in connection with the December 11, 2021 murder of Jaimez A. J. Stoutt.

'Holistic approach needed'

“I want to say to our people of the Virgin Islands that it is going to take a holistic approach for us to curb crimes. We have to make sure that at home we continue to teach our children the strong principles of God, and that is in our DNA as Virgin Islanders.

"We have to make sure that we also go in our schools and strengthen the work of our teachers.”

Additionally, according to Premier Fahie, it is important that the people of the territory also strengthen the work in non-governmental organisations, “All of that would be helping us to prevent crimes from happening but at the end of the day, even if it does, we must make sure that the justice system continues the way it is, independent, fair, transparent and that our people would have the opportunity to blossom.”

Justice system 'brings fairness'- Premier

These comments came after Premier Fahie attended the church service this morning January 11, 2022, for the opening of the 2022 Law Year. The church service was held at the New Testament Church of God, International Worship Centre, in Baughers Bay.

“That’s why I firmly believe in our jury system, I firmly believe in our judges, I firmly believe that we have a good system that will continue to be strengthened but we do have a system that brings fairness.”

Premier Fahie reiterated his government’s commitment on developing the infrastructure of the court systems, “We are working on the Halls of Justice buildings. It is taking a little longer in the design phase than we anticipated but we will come through with that project in the not too distant future.”

17 Responses to “'Holistic approach' needed to curb crime in VI- Premier Fahie”

  • bvi (11/01/2022, 18:06) Like (20) Dislike (4) Reply
    What you see now is bvi dna face the facts.
    • whatever (11/01/2022, 19:46) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      How often does he talk about the victims of unsolved murders or any kind of crime in general???
  • lol (11/01/2022, 18:23) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    How about a holistic approach to curb Covid-19
    • jah know (11/01/2022, 19:31) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
      Yeah right lol that's the only time the Holy ghost wont work, but vaccines will lmao
  • See (11/01/2022, 18:38) Like (46) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hot air is endless . Enforce the damn laws !
  • sorry to say (11/01/2022, 18:52) Like (41) Dislike (0) Reply
    And it is only going to get worse. Just to think if this place go independent, the streets would be running in blood everyday. Tortola don’t even have a military force like some other Caribbean Countries.
  • hmmm (11/01/2022, 18:58) Like (73) Dislike (1) Reply
    How about fixing the schools, creating career paths, and ending the no accountability regime instead?
  • satan (11/01/2022, 20:52) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    Is running this country and is sweet talking us into convincing us he is our savior..
  • Sam (11/01/2022, 21:17) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    when the talk done some of us fully well know that we harboring criminals and murderers: run talk dat!!!!

    this is not the bronx in little road town and enforcement officers can't track down criminals

    these days people being arrested when they get around the corner to a police station the arresting officers have NO CLUE what happens....

    all kind of UK Police and what, never dream or thought one would have seen our little territory come to this rat race(Rasta Marley) sang about it

    money !!!! and the crazy bald heads we have to drive them out of town

  • Well Sam (12/01/2022, 00:37) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    This little territory has gone to the dogs, they may as well bring back the donkey cart days and live happily ever after. You know it is bad when a high school student is caught on a boat smuggling drugs into the Country now he have to serve prison time with the FEDS in the US.It is all about greed in this Country.Everyone want to outshine each other and they will do anything to do so.
    • @ Well Sam (12/01/2022, 08:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      It is called progress and very few of us looks out for one another

      the past is long gone donkey day we now have fast cars & boats

      spiritual love is gone as well
      keep the faith
    • nope (12/01/2022, 12:35) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      its when a young man sees his mom struggling to make ends meet; she cant spend time with him as shes trying to just keep a roof over his head. Not excusing his crime what so ever. But we need to look into what drives some of this young people. $6.00 an hour minimum wage and your house rent is $900.00 for a one bedroom; that leaves how much for bills, clothes and food. Just means that one has to work an extra job for that extra income needed to meet the rest of obligations. Its not a one size fits all here in the territory. We may be one of the richest in terms of income per capita but that income is enjoyed by a coveted few.
  • @ SATAN (12/01/2022, 07:12) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    U right , the people know it , and the hero dropping on his knees ( like James brown) trying to create an image to the outside world that we are in the holy land / drugs , guns , CRACKHEADS everywhere ,and not a word from those ( 3 holy pretenders from cane garden bay ) turned GHOSTS overnight ,JAWS ain't got nothing on these predators
  • What this place need (12/01/2022, 09:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    IS A DUST CROPPER PLANE FLYING OVER THE ENTIRE ISLAND EVERY NOOK AND CRANY SPRAYING HOLY WATER. BET YOU WILL SEE ALL THE EVIL RUNNING RUNNING FOR COVER.
  • Jane (12/01/2022, 10:47) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Holistic (adjective) characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.

    Let's start at the head and work down.
  • overpopulated (12/01/2022, 19:02) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    That is what happen when a country becomes overpopulated. It becomes a dog eat dog world.
  • Youth (14/01/2022, 03:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree with the Premier


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