The United Kingdom has provided funding for a security and Justice advisor to craft a Security and Justice vision for the Territory.
Cabinet recently noted the decision when it met on November 7, 2019.
The funding was secured by the Office of the Governor to hire Mr. Rohan Burdett for a period of three months during which time he will work alongside Territory’s security and justice agencies.
Burdett is also expected to include a review of the current agencies, legislation, policies, strategies, governance and organisational structures as well as recommendations for improvement, an identified list of priorities for investment and a prioritised plan and strategy for the sustainable implementation of the recommendations and investment.
Earlier this month, Governor Augustus Jaspert told media representatives that there’s a huge amount of work going on behind the scenes through many arms of the public service to protect securities and livelihoods. He expressed satisfaction about the progress on both the Witness Anonymity legislation and Police Acts, which will hopefully be laid before the House of Assembly soon.
"You will also have seen that the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, Customs and other security agencies have been hard at work and the great collaboration between our security agencies and neighbours, which have seen some significant drugs seizures," the Governor outlined.