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Police Association calls for payment of 'long overdue' increments & allowances

- said in some cases ‘discrepancies’ in payments for officers span more than 2 years
The non-payment of increments and allowances to officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is said to be adding to the frustration and poor morale of members of the RVIPF. Photo: VINO/File
The Police Welfare Association, in a press release signed by the Chairman, Acting Inspector Sean A. McCall, said it is calling on the relevant authorities to ensure that all its members are paid their increments and allowances in time for the May 31, 2022, pay period. Photo: Facebook
The Police Welfare Association, in a press release signed by the Chairman, Acting Inspector Sean A. McCall, said it is calling on the relevant authorities to ensure that all its members are paid their increments and allowances in time for the May 31, 2022, pay period. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The non-payment of increments and allowances to officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is said to be adding to the frustration and poor morale of members of the RVIPF.

And with the matter remaining unresolved for an extended time, the Executive of the Police Welfare Association (PWA) has decided to make a public appeal to the relevant authorities to fix the issue.

“The Executive of the Police Welfare Association (PWA) is calling on the relevant Competent Authority to implement the necessary systems and functions and pull out all the stops to ensure that their members are paid their long-overdue, outstanding increments and allowances, the PWA stated in a press release today, May 25, 2022.

The PWA, in the press release signed by the Chairman, Acting Inspector Sean A. McCall, said it is calling on the relevant authority to ensure that all its members are paid in time for the May 31, 2022, pay period.

Meanwhile, the RVIPF has declined to comment on the matter.

‘Members have been extremely patient’- PWA

According to the PWA press release, the Police Welfare Association and its members understand the technical nature of the process involved; however, the members have been extremely patient, diligent, and tolerant in their attempts to bring some resolve to these “ailing and aging issues” of non-payment.

It disclosed that the issues and “discrepancies” with payment span a period of over two years, in some cases.

“These are matters of grave concern and rather troubling as it lends their contribution to the existing annoyance, frustration, and poor morale of its members who are no doubt disgruntled.”

Treat us ‘fairly’- PWA

The Police Welfare Association said it advocates for its members to be treated fairly and with some level of priority “as we form the major supporting pillar of the national security construct of the Virgin Islands.”

The Police Welfare Association also said it remains committed and dedicated to its members in the toughest of times.

“Equally, we stand dedicated and committed to our role and functions to the safety and security of the communities in the Virgin Islands.”

Our newsroom reached out to the RVIPF for a comment. “We would not be making a comment on this at this time,” the Acting Information Officer of the RVIPF, Akia L. Thomas, responded.

26 Responses to “Police Association calls for payment of 'long overdue' increments & allowances”

  • when (25/05/2022, 16:29) Like (26) Dislike (8) Reply
    when will there be an commission of inquiry into the conduct into the police department: unsolved murders and criminal conduct within the police officers

  • Teacher (25/05/2022, 16:33) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    The remaining teachers would also like their increments paidalso. Thank you! Look like we have to do another sick out.
  • fish (25/05/2022, 16:45) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    You all need to go to the governor he is in charge
  • Citizen (25/05/2022, 17:13) Like (29) Dislike (12) Reply
    I can't tell last I see a police patrolling the streets in Road Town, not even the newbies they have on the streets. If a accident happen you have to wait an hour for them to come, and they want increment, for what??? wearing the uniform, please give me a break!
    • Fairness (26/05/2022, 19:47) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      @Citizen if you having an accident every week then I suggest you give up your Driver’s License.
  • Lol. (25/05/2022, 17:41) Like (35) Dislike (9) Reply
    When they finish with the Commission of inquiry into immigration and Customs they will do the Police. For years now i am tired of telling you all that is only because that most Police officers are not from the BVIs you all are always talking bout Police corrupt.
    Yes they are some bad apples like in any other organisation but Police IS NOT more currupt than immigrationand customs. No way.
    People as a matter of fact is the only Department that is locking up and Arresting their own. But Immigrationand Customs is doing absolutely nothing about their corrupt officers.
    Leave the Police alone.
    • member (25/05/2022, 23:39) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      Thank You for standing up for the Police. They always on the Police Force but not looking into the corruption that is presently happening within the Immigration and other Government Departments. Give the Police a BREAK man find another department to pass your mouth on.
  • The Reaper (25/05/2022, 19:00) Like (14) Dislike (18) Reply
    Them island police…full of f…….????????????????????????????
    • The None Workers. (25/05/2022, 22:20) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      All ways the least productive, lazy, that use money for lack of motivation to perform...Work is about Pride, passion, discipline, wants to be the best. . This will add up to production and self satisfaction .. These people salaries are already good in a bad economy, they needed to be grateful, appreciative and thank God they have a good paying Job...
    • o (25/05/2022, 23:49) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Idiot is Them island police who have sense to do the job. They continental police them are left handed intellectually. Only the BH they have.
    • @the reaper (26/05/2022, 10:16) Like (3) Dislike (56) Reply
      You sound full of hate towards your fellow island man
      Food shortages coming those same island ppl as u call them will have to feed u one day.

      Don’t bite the hands that u may need to to feed you one day.
      For the life of me I can’t understand why u all
      Hate Caribbean ppl soo
      Is it because the women are hardworking loving beautiful?
      Men handsome loving hardworking?

      I’m a BVI man son of the soil and I love island women
      Loving hardworking know how to treat a man
      No grumpy face
      No sleeping caps
      No salon trips every weekend and long fake nails can’t even wash one self properly disgusting.

  • homeboy (25/05/2022, 20:16) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    You all need to strike. Or March. Everyone marching nowadays.
  • lol (25/05/2022, 20:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    • @LOL (27/05/2022, 08:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Them need to give Accountability and show Transparency on what they are actually being paid for.
  • The Reaper (25/05/2022, 20:33) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Governor is The Boss……
  • Check (25/05/2022, 21:36) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    See how some have these bis ace house and them want raise?
    Why no investigation going on there?
    Oh, wait it under a white boy watch.
    Carry on.
    As you were.
  • karma (25/05/2022, 22:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    How long is long? Because hlscc is like the haves and the have not. 15 years and counting.
    Talk about dedicated people.
  • Last in Line (25/05/2022, 23:53) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    They need to do their job before looking money. They should be the last to get increments. Show some competence, stop being lazy, solve some murders, do your damn job first!
  • Thinker (26/05/2022, 06:52) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    "Increments" is a colonial concept with no justification in modern Labour law. You do a job and you should get paid fairly for that job. Just because you've been there longer doesn't mean you should get more. Instead, if you're good, you should get a pay rise or promotion. If you're not good, then no more pay.
  • ok (26/05/2022, 08:01) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    ... the public relations helmet give away is making more sense now.
  • Service above self (26/05/2022, 09:03) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    I think the whole thing about increment in the public service should be a thing of the past, there must be in this day and age a new mechanism to reward loyal civil servants for their hard work and commitment. On top of that police etc don't contribute to their pension and gratuity. This process cannot work in 2022/23 and beyond, eventually government will become bankrupt or they will have to increase taxes.
    Sadly if you look into the history of policing its not what the PWA thinks it is, it's service above self,, you work hard without little or no reward but on retirement you will enjoy the fruits of your labour. If the police can put the same zeal and enthusiasm in solving the murders from the 80s to present day and the countless petty crimes which are not investigated.,then there might be a case for the police argument.
    All we are seeing is most police are joining the Force only for self enrichment, particularly those who come from weaker economics, their objectives is to build a house, get free educational benefits and huge bank balance at the public expense.
    While the citizens continued to suffer because the police motivation is not to protect and served but what's in it for me mentality.
    The police force is in need of urgent reform starting with a public inquiry. However as time goes on nothing will never change.
  • Lily Ann (26/05/2022, 09:28) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    I made a complaint 3 years ago, and the cop who took my statement call me 4 months ago. I tell she woman i coulda been dead LONG TIME an only now u calling me bout this ????? Struups .... police issa waste of time !!!! All they good for is Tint, Seatbelt and drugs. NOTHING ELSE !!!!!!!!!
  • Pardon Me (26/05/2022, 09:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I thought they were taking it from the evidence.
  • Really (26/05/2022, 10:17) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    I always seeing the police on the road. People are the problems. People don't control people's mind leave that to the vaccine the governments is determined to put in everyone in the world. You will not see the Police around being that their all biochipped and the 5g will do all the surveillance. People are worrying about not seeing police worry about your freedom which is getting stripped away in these 6 days meeting and signing over the human right. WEF,and WHO is going to take everything away from everyone. Stay sleep.
  • holy ghost (27/05/2022, 21:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thats why i keep sayi g vlack hates black and because the white man want to show u fairness with eachother u talk about colonism. There is nothi g more racist that u black man full of nipotism and unfair. Uk needs to take o el this country fast.

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