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No curfews needed if measures are adhered to- Hon Malone

-but said Cabinet will be meeting January 11, 2022 to review COVID-19 measures
According to Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL), in a COVID-19 update on January 7, 2022, Cabinet has opted against introducing a curfew now; however, he hinted that a curfew is not totally off the table. Photo: GIS/File
There are over 1000 active COVID-19 cases in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Internet Source/File
There are over 1000 active COVID-19 cases in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Internet Source/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the surge in COVID-19 cases in the Virgin Islands, due to the Delta and Omicron variants, the measure of curfew was put to Government as an option to curb the spread of the virus.

In fact, with active cases now surpassing 1000, some persons were actually expecting a curfew to be put in place as early as this weekend.

According to Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL), in a COVID-19 update on January 7, 2022, Cabinet has opted against introducing a curfew now; however, he hinted that a curfew is not totally off the table.

‘Curfew or not’ up to the people- Hon Malone

Hon Malone said Cabinet will meet again on Tuesday “because we are confident that of our people were to do their part…adhere to the measures that were put in place, there would be no need for curfews.

“But that is in your hands because we have health care professionals that are stricken,” Hon Malone said.

He noted that the contact tracing staff has been reduced to 2 due to COVID-19 infections and that there are currently 13 hospitalisations due to COVID-19.

“We have a situation where if this gets out of hand we have no choice but to implement further measures,” Hon Malone stated, reiterating that Cabinet will meet again on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

35 Responses to “No curfews needed if measures are adhered to- Hon Malone”

  • NezRez (09/01/2022, 13:35) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
    Please everyone adhere to the rules, so we don’t have another curfew. Please use your common sense you were given and stop the madness. We are all one who live here so let’s do the right thing. Thank you!
    • @NezRez (09/01/2022, 15:26) Like (35) Dislike (16) Reply
      If you have to beg to be free then you aren’t free home boi.
      • Crazy stupidness and foolishness (10/01/2022, 14:53) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        It has been a long season of parties - please let's have a 9 pm curfew so that we don't need to go out late any more - for at least a month please!
    • Really (09/01/2022, 15:55) Like (48) Dislike (13) Reply
      So we have to listen to these sell out politicians acting like they care about our health? Why they don't give out free cancer medicine and free insulin? Why they don't tell you is vaccinated people in the hospital? Before the vaccine, we had curfew. Now half the population is vaccinated, and your telling me we still need a curfew?? You said take 2 boosters to go back to normal. We're on the 3rd dose and nothing is normal. Chupes.
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  • Purebloods (09/01/2022, 14:27) Like (78) Dislike (11) Reply
    We wasnt studying you anyhow. We had enough of y’all sell outs puppets following these global elites
  • thank you (09/01/2022, 14:27) Like (13) Dislike (16) Reply
    Thank you - however we need to start fined people who willfully do things that’s just wrong. The BVI biggest threat is the party drink rum and twerking people who absolutely feels them above the law. This attitude is balance between the vax and unvaccinated. Once we begin to issue heavy fines we can get things on track…..
  • Truth time (09/01/2022, 14:41) Like (19) Dislike (5) Reply
    1000 plus cases is only on the news
  • Sucksalt (09/01/2022, 15:58) Like (40) Dislike (4) Reply
    Why should you be trying to implement more stringent measures when you all allowing workhorses and strip clubs to open and closing down the churches and schools. Where are our priorities ?
  • Funny (09/01/2022, 16:23) Like (17) Dislike (7) Reply
    an 11pm to 5am curfew would sort out the spread in the illegal strip clubs
  • hmmm (09/01/2022, 16:59) Like (20) Dislike (5) Reply
    No curfew needed period!

    Lock downs don't work. Curfews don't work. It didn't work in 2020. It didn't work for any country. Australia and New Zealand in particular are the biggest examples of how bad all these ideas are. They're months behind everyone and they suffer the most. Israeli is the perfect example of what is to come. They're ahead of everyone and we still enact their strategies even though it clearly isn't working for them.

    The only thing anyone is being alleviated of is their money and sanity.

    Stop all the madness! Stop counting on the government to save you. Foxes only guard henhouses so they can have the first pick of the slaughter.

    I forgot who said it but they're completely right. It's almost as if all these governments all over the world have been making the wrong decisions on purpose.

    No emphasis on getting healthy/developing healthy habits. No care for any other illnesses beside COVID. No care for the devastating effects all these bad decisions have had on the physical and wellbeing of the public.

    Meaningless platitudes to placate the masses and blind them to the fact that the people making the rules aren't even playing the same game. They aren't suffering the same consequences. They are wantonly flaunting their exemptions.

    Hahahaha! When you go home to comply they still host the parties they want to, walk around without masks, roam past curfew hours. They ignore worker abuse because their pay checks will never be in jeopardy and they made sure their bag will always be secure.

    Meanwhile brainwashed idiots shame their fellow masses into complying. They refuse to listen or even believe what their eyes are seeing. They still think "we're all in this together" and we'll all get through this if everyone "does their part".


    "When you're born into this world, you're given a ticket to the freak show." George Carlin
    • @hmmm (09/01/2022, 20:18) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      That was beautiful especially the George Carlin line, wish he was around to see this nonesense we call life now. R.I.P a legend
    • Tongue Fu (10/01/2022, 15:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Well said !

      Finally people are waking up to the reality of what is going on! 2 years too late but better late than never. Look at the Djokovic saga they approved his visa had him travel there and then when he got there revoked it and now the Courts quash the revocation. Only reason why they revoked it was because of the public outrage in Australia after all Australians like you said have been subjected to lockdown after lockdown, mass vaccination, mask mandates for the past 2 years. Yet it has not changed the fact that cases are soaring and there is very little natural immunity as they remained lockdown forever so the vaccinated will be infected and potentially severely. Now instead of looking at Djokovic as a Savior who is standing up to the Australian totalitarian regime by saying he has natural immunity, and is fully fit and does not need the vaccine the Sheep show outrage. That is the programming of the people through fear and now control.

  • what curfews (09/01/2022, 17:07) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    when you look at road harbor with the influx of cruise ships one can not disrupt this flow especially with elections around the corner plus the money is coming back
  • Smh (09/01/2022, 17:52) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr minister, curfew will not only take place but shut down will untill you all stop allowing vaccinanted people to come in get a rapid test and go home once they are negative while unvaccinated persons have to quarantine. A man got covid in a departamento here in the bvi and when other employees went to test the doctor said that they could not get tested untill they had stay home for 4 days and get testedfollowing the 4 day, the reason be is because ⁸if they where to be tested before the 4 days if they are positive it would not show. Mr minister if one who is fully vaccinated través from the usa and contract covid on his way home hwhen he arrive to the bvi and that person get tested will the test show negative? If your answer is no or maybe well let's quaranting the vaccinate and the unvaccinated leave Cruise ship passangers for now and the bvi will Flood with hotel tourist and the bvi will be ahead.
  • Revelations 13 (09/01/2022, 18:05) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    People really don't understand what this whole situation is about. Agenda 2030 you will own nothing and be happy from the elites
  • BL (09/01/2022, 18:53) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    No darned curfew needed period full stop.

    Curfew have proven to be ineffective all over the world. We are long past curfew and lockdowns. Stop the madness!

    1k cases reported and probably 2k more u reported cases. But only 12 in the hospital? And if that 12 some 8 of them have known conditions and are known to the Healthcare system for being sick even before covid.

    So what are we talking about? Stop counting cases and let's move on. Nobody getting seriously sick like that. A little cold and done. The number of cases is not that serious.

    In 2019 you had this much people sick in October and November but we got through it with no issues because we weren't counting the number of influenza cases in BVI. We just continued our lives.

    This is no different. Covid is now just a flu. Act like it. Same rules apply.
    • lodger (09/01/2022, 22:27) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      Are you a medical expert? Do you personally want to be out late at night? Why?
  • Time to move on (09/01/2022, 20:01) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    This Covid thing is done, probably half the population has it. Let’s just stop with all the rules and regs and get on with our lives.
    • @ Dr George's. (10/01/2022, 07:17) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      U keep coming on the news about Covid and the increase and the behaviour but I never see you bring a message of a proper diet, the proper food and drink and exercise to the people that will help to fight and prevent the Virus...We are tired of the vaccine message. Give us a healthy diet alternative.. We the people have to take the washing of our hands and wearing of mask seriously..
  • My rules (09/01/2022, 20:25) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    And I let it be known, you have to stay 10 feet away from me and don’t approach me unless you are wearing a mask.
    • @My rules (10/01/2022, 00:03) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      I hear that. I find myself having to tell people please give me my space especially in the supermarket when at check out and you could feel them breathing down your back. If someone is in front of me at check out, I always stand 6 feet behind the person. You not wearing a mask, I will avoid you.
      • @Rulesx2 (10/01/2022, 09:12) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
        If you both are so concerned about your space why don't you post with your real name so when you're out in public we can know you and respect your wishes?

        Also given how contagious this disease is if people are breathing down your neck and you still haven't caught it doesn't that indicate there's a glitch in the matrix?

        2+2 only equals 5 if you turn off your brain.

        I bet you're one of the idiots walking around with gloves and fsce shields and Lysol your car to death when you get home.
        • @Rulesx2 (10/01/2022, 15:43) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
          I will be glad to post my real name when you post yours.Lesson for the day, try to remember that one who assumes always ends up eating cat litter from the litter box. Now back to walking around with gloves, face shield, Lysol and continue to spray my car to death as you assume. lmao, you are SOOOOOO funny, PUN INTENDED.
          • Rulesx2 (10/01/2022, 16:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
            I'm not the one making demands of the public. When I don't want people around me I stay home.

            I'm not the one who doesn't know the 6ft rule was totally arbitrary. Sneezes and coughs can spread up to 20ft.

            Maybe Rite Way should rent the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds so that we can all shop safely.

            Imagine falling asleep each night being comforted by a lie.
      • lol (10/01/2022, 15:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        I am about to start rocking my t shirt that says IF YOU CAN READ THIS YOU ARE TO CLOSE.
    • Strange Weather. Flu or Covid. (10/01/2022, 07:32) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      This weather is so strange. Sun hot yet your house cold . In the night no fan and you freezing. The strange kinda wind blowing making you snuffy.. The Bacteria in the Air. Is it Flu or covid.? This is what we grew to know as the Flu season or the flu weather and so if everyone with the Flu is a positive Covid test in the next week we will be up to 3000 plus cases...
  • Rackham (09/01/2022, 22:57) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    Curfews should be imposed to protect the unvaccinated otherwise more deaths will occur. Why are the Tourists allowed to walk round without masks?
  • The only way (10/01/2022, 00:09) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    People is going to do what they have to do is start dropping fines. You gathering in large groups, bring on the fines. Don’t care who it is or who they know. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Behaviour (10/01/2022, 05:47) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    I heard on the radio someone saying that we are dealing with human behaviour. Who has ever been able to regulate human behaviour? We do not need curfews. We do not need shutdowns. We need however to curtail the operations of those places and events where maintaining the protocols is impossible because of the nature of the business.
  • Stop scaring the people. (10/01/2022, 07:11) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    Sports event all over the world are sold out. We are doing things just to say we are doing things. Send a message of surrender weakness to the world that we are bad for business take your business some where else...The Ship will continue sailing to Mexico. St Vincent Grenada. Jamaica. St Thomas....Local behaviour is our problem not the tourist...
  • Disturbed (10/01/2022, 07:42) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    It is very disturbing to read these comments where so many are happily displaying their ignorance of this virus. It is real people. It is not the regular flu that comes and goes. Once you get infected, there is a high probability that it has lingering effects. The importance of avoiding this virus is not being stressed on enough. People are just laid back and don't care. Money is not everything. If you do not have life to make it and spend it, what's the point? No one wants curfews to interrupt their business. I for one do not, but at times, it is necessary. Persons won't take vaccines and persons won't adhere to the proper mask wearing. What about protecting our loved ones if we do not care for ourselves? Are we not doomed because of those who are voluntarily stubborn?

    Crowds should be minimized to at least 20, with a spike of over 1000. It is obvious that there are more cases out there. Stop being silly people!
    • lol (10/01/2022, 09:43) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Turn off your TV and go outside more.

      Though money is a huge concern for many you are out of touch with reality if you think that is the objection.

      I recommend you go read some history. Particularly the history of the Soviet Union and Nazis, especially as it pertains to eugenics.

      It's a bad thing when any government starts treating their citizens like objects because they start seeing people as disposable.

      We are in the worse sort of tyranny right now because the people that rule over us think they are our gods and doing what's best for us (or at least that's how they're presenting the story). Morons like you are actively consuming and propagating the propaganda. You're a tool!

      The government is telling people when to leave their house, what to do with their body, where they can go and you think it's about money? The things people think....

      Grown people are being controlled like children. Governments all over the world have seized an enormous amout of power indefinitely over the exaggeration of lie. No one is being held accountable and everyone's human rights is being chipped away. But heaven forbid a single mother worries about feeding her kids as she watches her bank account dwindle. Dear God! Why does that man care so much about the bank possibly for closing on his home that he's been paying for for 20 years and only have 5 years left? Doesn't he know there's a deadly disease spreading? He only has a 99% survival.

      All this suffering in the name of the good of all. And the people making it out the best are the people who rule. The people who should be asking the questions and championing truth are the people silencing anyone who asks any question. It's easy to destroy anything that doesn't belong to you.

      Stop repeating BS.

      While millions around the world have been going hungry and homeless for the past three years, having their world turn completely upside down the richest in the world have seen their wealth multiple by the hundreds. Not double, triple or quadruple...the hundreds!

      And what have they done?

      Oh yeah...Bill Gates thinks we should eat bugs. I bet if that man found a worm in his strawberry he'd fire his chef and make sure they never work again but it's totally okay if you eat the worms.

      Wait.. I don't think that's charity. My bad...ignore that.

      Let's also ignore all the people who didn't get COVID but died anyway because they were either denied medical treatment or barred from the hospital because of COVID. All the people who starved to death under draconian government lockdowns. All the people who became so depressed and anxious over the pandemic that they killed themselves. The few people who were killed for things like not wearing a mask by someone so brainwashed and psychotic because of the fear mongering.

      One life to live but a life without freedom is no life at all.

      "I'd rather be a deadman in the grave than live as a puppet or a slave." Jimmy Cliff

      I bet when you heard "You will own nothing and be happy." You still somehow thought they weren't talking about you.

  • Wondering If The New Variants Are Cover-Ups (10/01/2022, 08:25) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Breaking news, All full vaccinated families here and abroad have tested positive for covid and only the unvaccinated friends who has a vaccinated spouse. The vaccinated is getting sick quite often. Something seem fishy..
  • Curfew (10/01/2022, 10:54) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply

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