Topic: Criminal Justice System, Internal Security (Police), The Courts, United Kingdom Overseas Territory | Posted By: DSmith
Sunday, 5 November 2023 - 7:33pm
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Ministry of Justice, Mike Freer MP, arrived in the BVI on Sunday 5 November for a two day visit. His responsibilities include Courts and Legal services, and this includes the Overseas Territories.
His Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) will arrive in BVI this weekend to begin the fieldwork phase of the comprehensive review of the Territory’s law enforcement agencies.
I am pleased to be here this morning with the Premier and Commissioner of Police. Under the Constitution I have responsibility for the security of the Virgin Islands, including the police. I do not shy away from that responsibility - it is my top priority.
Minister of Communications and Works Honourable Kye Rymer has announced that the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park (CBRTPP) is already in the process of implementing significant security measures from 22 recommendations following the submission of the security audit report.
Minister of Communications and Works, with responsibility for Ports, Honourable Kye Rymer, held an emergency meeting today with key stakeholders in response to the recent armed robbery at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park.