BVI: Education minister decries murder of 11 year-old

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BVI: Education minister decries murder of 11 year-old
Photo Credit: Sherine Williams/BVI Platinum News
Photo Credit: Sherine Williams/BVI Platinum News

(BVI PLATINUM) – Education Minister, Hon. Myron Walwyn has denounced the murder of the 11year-old girl, who was shot dead by gunmen in West End on the night of November 22.

Hon. Walwyn told BVI Platinum News that he is deeply troubled by the recent criminal enterprises that have been operating in the Territory.

“I am particularly perturbed that an innocent child has been robbed of her life and the very bright future that I’m sure she had ahead of her. This is just not right!” Hon. Walwyn said.

He urged individuals not to shield criminals and to report the perpetrators to the police.

“These criminals should not be allowed to find any resting place or refuge in our community. We must show our contempt for this conduct in the strongest way possible. Someone must have seen something that could be of help to the police. I urge you to not allow these criminals to walk free. Report what you have seen to the police and let them decide on its relevance” Hon. Walwyn continued.

Hon. Walwyn further added that criminals are adding to the stress of the community that has already experienced much devastation this year.

He stated, “I find it unconscionable that these criminals would put the people of the Virgin Islands through this state of shock after the devastating events of the flood, hurricane Irma and hurricane Maria. They will find no sympathy with me and I hope that this is the view of all persons in the Territory.”

Meanwhile, the Education Minister said he will be in touch with St. George’s Primary School where the 11 year-old was a student.

He said though the school is a private institution, his Ministry will offer help and support where it is possible.

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