Premier Condemns Double Murder

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February 10, 2018 8:02 pm AST
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The Territory's leader has condemned the double murder which took place in Road Town on Saturday, February 10, leaving two young men dead.

"This morning I was saddened to learn of the tragic shooting of two males in the vicinity of the BVI Red Cross on Saturday, February 10th, at approximately 4:00 a.m. I am concerned about this violent crime, because we should not take matters into our own hands," Premier and Finance Minister, Hon. Dr. D. Orlando Smith said in a statement.

Clevaughn Sweeney and Michael Stevens died after a car they were in was riddled with bullets in the vicinity of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School and Red Cross.

"I want to make this equivocally clear, the British Virgin Islands is no place for crime! I have zero tolerance for it and the community should have zero tolerance as well," Premier Smith said.

Premier Smith urged that if there is anyone out there with information or anyone who witnessed anything, no matter how minute the detail, say something.

"Please contact the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force. Remember, we are working together to build the BVI stronger and better, and incidents such as these will only undermine our efforts," he said.

Premier Smith noted that it is important that they continue working together to make the BVI safe for ourselves and our visitors.

"My condolences go out to the families of the victims. I pray that God's tender mercies surround all of them at this time," he expressed.
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