Long Look Under Police Radar
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Published: January 10, 2017 1:34 pm AST
Stickett, Long Look
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The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is facing the crime epidemic in the Long Look area head on, by hosting a community meeting to discuss recent incidents and the way forward.

The meeting is slated for next Monday, January 16th at 6:30 pm at the Stickette, where Commissioner of Police, Micheal Matthews and other officers will meet with the residents of the village.

In light of the latest robbery and subsequent death of bar owner Mr. Frankie Fahie, Commissioner Matthews hopes this will be the first of many meetings to mobilize the community, in addition to merging both parties to combat the criminal issues, put pressure on the perpetrators and ultimately bring them to justice.

He noted that while the recent robbery wave has not been limited to the eastern districts, he chose Long Look for the fact that it is impacted by the most recent and tragic incidents.

“I am hoping that many will come out to attend this meeting, not just those living in the eastern districts, but all those interested individuals, groups, businesses and organizations who want to be part of a Territory-wide response to target this wave of violent crime. It is so important that the members of all our communities understand our response, the part they have to play and be part of the solution rather than sit on the sidelines and read headlines."

The Commissioner emphasized the importance that people know the facts and form opinions and informed decisions based on those facts in moving forward.

“This is your community. Don’t let others speak for you. There is so much more to be gained from engaging and being part of the solution. It will take all of us putting our heads together and our feet to the ground to preserve the way of life enjoyed here in the Territory, so I invite you to come out and meet with me.”

In the past, Former Commissioner of Police, David Morris also held community meetings in the Long Look village due to the crime situation.
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If there is more police presence in Long Look there will be less crime. When you pass by you see the playground use for a smoking place, this is were kids have to play and these idots using it to smoke.
January 11 at 8:55am | Like    Dislike
GeorgeB | Report Abuse
Please please please save your country from going the way of many other islands of the Caribbean. When you accept people from countries where violent crime is the norm a few bad a--es will be among them and before you know it crime is part of every day life. Tourism falls, businesses struggle,... more
January 10 at 7:37pm | Like2 People like this.   Dislike2 People dislike this.
Question | Report Abuse
What ever happened to the element of surprise?
January 10 at 5:12pm | Like5 People like this.   Dislike1 Person dislike this.
Radar | Report Abuse
Just send home all the expats who haven't bin living Long Look for over 10 years and everything will go back to normal.
January 10 at 4:30pm | Like5 People like this.   Dislike5 People dislike this.
Are there undercover cops in that neighborhood?
January 10 at 2:33pm | Like    Dislike2 People dislike this.
Whatever | Report Abuse
It takes the death of a man to bring this man to his senses? People have been saying this for MONTHS! That place is a big mess and despite all the robberies in and around the BVI, not one stop and search operation, nothing to deter these fools.
January 10 at 2:04pm | Like5 People like this.   Dislike2 People dislike this.
long look | Report Abuse
we want back vernon malone
January 10 at 1:56pm | Like2 People like this.   Dislike7 People dislike this.
Really? | Report Abuse
To do what?
January 10 at 3:01pm | Like5 People like this.   Dislike1 Person dislike this.
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