Press Release

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sustainable Development
Immigration Department
Release Date:
Saturday, 27 April 2024 - 6:47pm

The Department of Immigration is asking the public to remain vigilant both on land and at sea for any suspicious persons or activity as they seek to locate illegal migrants reported to be in the Territory.

On Thursday 25 April, the Department of Immigration received a tip of suspected illegal migrant activity on Peter Island.  The department then sought the assistance of other law enforcement agencies, HM Customs and the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), which activated the Joint Task Force.  Two Indian national migrants have since been located and it is suspected that at least ten other migrants of varying nationalities remain on the island. 

The officers of the Joint Task Force continue to search the island and other locations for the remaining migrants. Anyone with relevant information should contact the Department of Immigration at 468-4705, 468-4717, 468-4754 or the RVIPF at 311.





Sonjé Greenidge

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)
Telephone: 468-2742