British Virgin Islands

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021

Four in custody in connection to Sunday’s robbery-homicide

Four in custody in connection to Sunday’s robbery-homicide

The police have made some headway into their investigation of Sunday’s robbery-homicide where Catherine Pickering was killed outside her home in Paraquita Bay.

In a brief statement Wednesday morning, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said four men are in custody in connection with the murder.

They have not been charged but rather, the police said the quartet is “assisting with investigations”.

“Updates will be provided as they become available,” the RVIPF stated.

The Premier’s position


This news comes less than 24 hours after Premier Andrew stood in the House of Assembly on Tuesday to speak on the incident.

“Government condemns in the strongest way possible the lazy, cowardly and despicable actions of the handful of persons among us who refuse to live in BVI Love and who do not care about the hurt they cause to people or the injury they cause to our territory’s good name as they betray everything that we the Virgin Islands people stand for,” said Premier Fahie who urged the residents to unite together and “fight this evil that is creeping in our territory”.

Government to call prayer event


He also offered condolences to the victim’s family and further urged any person with information to contact the police on this and any other crime.

The Premier also said the “government will be calling a fasting and prayer for the entire territory”.

One by one, condolences poured in from other legislators; some of whom called for the House’s members to meet and have a proper discussion on the seeming escalation in serious crime.

The Premier committed to having that meeting.

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