Dear Editor,

The Black Lives Matter movement is prompting the British Virgin Islands to look at both racial injustice abroad and discrimination at home as global protests continue around the world against police brutality and systemic racism toward people of African descent (i.e. black people), sparked by the horrendous death of George Floyd, an African-American man, at the hands of white police officers in the United States. The BVI government has expressed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, but wider societal participation will be tested at the Black Lives Matter march scheduled today in Road Town.