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Crime

June 20th, 2018
Two more charged for string of Road Town robberies

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF),has charged two, additional persons, in connection with a string of burglaries in and around Road Town, in March and April last, perpetrated against ‘I-Smart’ and ‘Infinite Solutions.’

June 3rd, 2018
Ex DPNR Officer Gerald Mercer guilty of cocaine smuggling @ King Airport

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI - Former Department of Planning and Natural Resources Officer Gerald Mercer, 43, was found guilty by a jury in federal court on Thursday, May 31, 2018, before District Judge Curtis Gomez of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute not less than 50 and not more than 150 kilograms of cocaine, United States Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced today.

June 1st, 2018
Exclusive: VI prisoners in St Lucia complain of ‘inhumane’ treatment

CASTRIES, St Lucia, WI - Virgin Islands (VI) inmates housed at the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) in St Lucia are allegedly being subjected to ‘inhumane’ and ‘discriminatory’ treatment on the neighbouring Caribbean Island.

May 30th, 2018
Two VG men face firearm related offences

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Two male Virgin Gorda residents were charged with firearm-related offences in relation to a robbery over the weekend.

May 28th, 2018
Man shot dead near vegetable market in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A man was shot several times in the upper body on Sunday night, May 27, 2018 in Frederiksted, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

May 25th, 2018
Cocaine bound for Tortola held by Trinidad & Tobago police

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, WI- Virgin Islands News Online’s media partner Trinidad Express is reporting today May 25, 2018 that cocaine valued at $20 million and bound for Tortola, Virgin Islands, was found on Wednesday May 23, 2018 at Queen’s Wharf, Port of Spain.

May 24th, 2018
2 VI men arrested @ STT airport for alleged cocaine possession

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- — Jason Frett, 36, and Ashley Warner, 54, both of Tortola, were arrested today, May 24, 2018 on a complaint charging them with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

May 17th, 2018
Hewlitt, Dagou & Ashby charged in commercial burglaries

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Three men were charged last week for burglarising commercial premises.

May 14th, 2018
USVI boat captain faces 10 years for human smuggling

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— On May 10, 2018, Shawn A. Callwood, 36, of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), Glenys GruzCalcano, 28, Anyi Paola Calcano, 19, Luis Alberto Pimentel Gautier, 42, and Rafael MoralesOsoria, 35, all of Dominican Republic, made their initial appearances before US District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, after being charged in criminal complaints with immigrant smuggling and illegal reentry into the United States, USVI Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

May 14th, 2018
Domestic melee: Man beats girlfriend & her lover; Fight @ Hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was in the wee hours of Sunday morning, March 13, 2018 when a local man, who is a former Police and Customs officer, reportedly assaulted his girlfriend and her lover.



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