Wednesday, April 14 – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and BVI Airport Authority are responding to information received in relation to a possible threat to the airports across the Virgin Islands.
BVI Airport Authority Managing Director Mr. Denniston Fraser and Acting Commissioner of Police Mr. Alwin James have already taken steps this morning to review the security of Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport.
“We have received information of a possible threat to airports across the Virgin Islands including Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, and we are working closely with the FBI currently on the matter. We cannot yet be sure that this information is credible. Meantime, we have reviewed and stepped up security at the airport and continue to look at public safety as our main priority,” both heads said in a joint statement.
The advice given to people traveling, at any time, is to remain vigilant. Should you see anybody acting suspiciously or see any unattended baggage, please contact a member of security staff or other airport personnel.
The authorities have stressed that it is business as usual but have recommended that passengers present themselves three hours before their departure to give themselves sufficient time during this weekend’s heightened vigilance.