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Tuesday, Dec 01, 2020

There Are Consequences-Top Cop As One Arrested For Breaking Curfew

There Are Consequences-Top Cop As One Arrested For Breaking Curfew

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force arrested one person last evening, March 26 after they violated the mandated 8.00 pm Territory wide curfew, police said in a press release issued today, March 27.
According to police, the public is urged to abide by the laws of the land as anyone found violating these laws may face being arrested. The force reminded that the only persons that should be on the streets after 8.00 pm are essential workers who are actively on duty and can produce their emergency passes.

“I remind all of the public of the serious nature of this situation. The curfew is there to protect the territory and its communities by seeking to contain the spread of Covid-19. Please do not place yourself or my officers at unnecessary risk by not adhering to the law," Commissioner of Police, Mr. Michael Matthews stated.

He added, "Last night’s example was disappointing and was the actions of a selfish and naive individual. I am confident the vast majority will be compliant but for those who choose not to be there are consequences."

The Territory will be on a 24-hour lock down from 8.00 pm tonight until 6.00 am on Thursday, April 2nd. No businesses will be open during this time so there is no need for persons to be on the streets.
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