The Premier made the statements in a March 25, 2022, press conference on current matters in the VI and his statement comes following a recent shooting outside a supermarket.
Speaking on behalf of his Government, the Premier said, “For generations, our people have worked hard to create and maintain a peaceful and safe community. Our people are a people of BVILOVE who look out for each other, who respect each other, and who respect our community - and for sure who respect God.”
“We are resolved to keep it this way. Unlawful conduct, especially as these relate to serious crime – and in particular gun crimes – has no place in our peaceful Virgin Islands,” Hon Fahie added.
He said while constitutional responsibility for security and public safety rests with the Governor, the Government is fully committed to our role in supporting the Governor and the Commissioner of Police in their function of mitigating criminal activity.
“As I said recently, your government continues to work with Customs, Immigration, the Police, the Attorney General’s Office, the Director of Public Prosecution’s Office and the other elements of the justice system, to assist in them having the needed resources to protect the Virgin Islands,” he said.
The Premier reminded that authorities alone cannot solve this problem, “all of us as Virgin Islanders, Belongers and residents have a part to play. If you see something, say something. You can do it anonymously.”
The admonished residents to encourage persons in social circles and in the VI community to stay on the right path.