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.