- Written by The BVI Beacon
- Published: 07 October 2017
The curfew was trimmed again on Friday after the territory’s state of emergency was lifted, and it is now in effect from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. daily.
Before that, it started at 8 p.m.
“My and Cabinet’s aim is to make sure we support people, communities and businesses to return to normal as quickly as possible, but also that people feel secure when large areas of the Territory are still without electricity,” explained Governor Gus Jaspert.
The cutback came after the House of Assembly passed a new law on Friday that allows the curfew to continue after the end of the territory’s state of emergency.
All previous curfew passes are no longer valid, according to government.
Essential workers may attempt to obtain a pass from the Road Town Police Station.
Residents took full advantage of the extended hours on Friday, crowding bars and restaurants until they closed shortly before 10 p.m.
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