Topic: Internal Security (Police), Novel Coronavirus, The Public Service | Posted By: lstevens
Thursday, 3 December 2020 - 1:44pm
Good morning. Thank you to members of the media for attending my regular press catch-up this morning – it is good to see you all. Good morning also to the Deputy Governor who joins us here this morning.
The public is advised that the matter of Nicholas Cancro, John Hines Jr, Lynee Ann Hines and Jeanne McKinnon who were apprehended by the Joint Task Force on the 19th November, 2020 was heard before Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin at 2:00 p.m. on 1st December, 2020.
We are indeed blessed today as we can say that we have come through yet another Atlantic Hurricane Season safely and with very few effects on our shores. I think the entire Virgin Islands can feel immensely grateful that storms or hurricanes did not place any additional burdens upon us during what has already been a burdensome year.
It is a very exciting day for our Territory, as we witness our main airport Terrance B. Lettsome International; open its doors on the eve of the reopening of our borders to nationals, visitors, family and friends.
Mr. Speaker, a pleasant good day and GOD’s blessings be upon you, all Honourable Members of this Honourable House and all the people of these beautiful Virgin Islands — those here in the Gallery, those listening via the radio and to those viewing online – both at home and abroad, as we continue to move forward in this New Regular living and working with COVID-19.
While we understand the inherent news value of the case stemming from last week’s seizure of firearms and illicit drugs, we would urge all commenters, pundits and journalists to exercise good judgment in their coverage and discussions of the case.