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Crime

October 18th, 2017
Accepting prisoners from VI was ‘foolishness’- St Lucia MP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on September 28, 2017 that this news site accurately reported that 21 of the Territory’s most dangerous prisoners were being transferred to a prison in St Lucia, following damages to HM Prison in Balsam Ghut by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017.

October 11th, 2017
No personal or individual curfew passes to be issued

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is now issuing curfew passes to essential services and departments under the Curfew Act 2017 passed on October 5, 2017.

October 5th, 2017
3 JVD men held with illegal drugs in SCB

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Three Jost Van Dyke males were charged with drug offences yesterday, October 4, 2017, following a police operation in the Sea Cows Bay area the previous night.

October 5th, 2017
Vessel seized on way to Dominican Republic with electronic items

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the Customs Department and other law enforcement authorities are tight-lipped, it is our newsroom's understanding that a few weeks ago a barge leaving Tortola to the Dominican Republic (DR) with electronic items and other goods was siezed by Her Majesty's Customs.

October 3rd, 2017
Norbert Wheatley aka 'Fix it' missing; Ceasar murder probe continues

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police are seeking public assistance into a missing person report originally publicised by the family of Norbert Wheatley known as 'Fix it'.

October 2nd, 2017
2 bodies found on Tortola yet to be identified

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two bodies found on Tortola following hurricanes Irma and Maria have yet to be positively identified, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

September 29th, 2017
Flow generator on Windy Hill stolen!

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- When it was reported in the media and social network that a generator for an AT&T site was stolen in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) following Hurricane Maria, there was much commentary joking about the act while some, even in the Virgin Islands (VI), fumed at the crime as they were unable to make calls to the United States.

September 28th, 2017
21 inmates from VI transferred to prison in St Lucia

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some news outlets have inaccurately reported that all prisoners from Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola have been sent packing to St Lucia.

September 27th, 2017
Male body found in a ghut near Treadfalls

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) confirmed that the body of an unidentified male was recovered from a ghut below Treadfalls on Monday, September 25, 2017.

September 25th, 2017
UPDATE: Alleged looters granted bail

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Seven persons appeared before Magistrate's Court last Friday, September 22, 2017 charged with burglarising at BVI Communications in Port Purcell after they were caught attempting to loot the premises.



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