Police announced Wednesday that they have engaged law enforcers in neighbouring territories as their search for 22-year-old Nickera Smith enters its second week.

Detectives said they reached out to other territories within days of her disappearance in an effort to establish if she had travelled off island.

Verna Smith, the mother of the missing woman, recently implored the public for assistance in locating her daughter.

“We are praying for Nickera’s safe return, and we appeal to anyone with information about where she might be to come forward. No information is unimportant,” the mother stated in a police press release. “We need your help.”

The daughter, who lives with her parents in Hope Hill and is employed with Colonial Insurance BVI, was last seen leaving her home on the evening of Jan. 27.

She was wearing a black-and-grey-jacket, stonewashed three-quarter-length pants, and sneakers, police said. She did not report to work the following day.

Several people have been questioned about Ms. Smith’s disappearance, and one person was arrested and later discharged, according to Police Information Officer Diane Drayton.

Police said all legal ports of exit have also been checked.

LIME is also assisting in the search: On Tuesday the provider sent a mass text to customers asking anyone with information on the disappearance to contact the police.

To report information, call the Criminal Investigation Department at 311 or the Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.

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