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Crime

October 11th, 2018
Mercer gets 191 months jail for cocaine smuggling @ King Airport

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Gerald W. Mercer, 42, was sentenced on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, to 191 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney, Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

October 8th, 2018
More UK Police officers on the ground

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Funding from the United Kingdom (UK) is being used to import skilled officers into the Territory with some focusing on homicides and cold cases.

October 4th, 2018
Passing out Parade today for RVIPF recruits

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It is a year overdue, but the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is now in position to host the Passing Out Ceremony for the 2017 recruits.

September 20th, 2018
Police officers vindicated in killing of prisoner-report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The findings of an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a Virgin Islands prisoner has vindicated police officers who were involved in the man’s demise last December.

September 13th, 2018
Dion Thomas pleads guilty to drugs, gun & ammo charges

JOHN’S HOLE, Tortola, VI – Dion Thomas, the 39-year-old man found with drugs, an illegal firearm and two sets of ammunition during this year’s Festival activities, has admitted to the charges laid against him in the Magistrate Court, at John's Hole, Tortola.

September 12th, 2018
Another St Lucian gets top Job in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has announced that Saint Lucian native, Shawn Innocent, has been appointed as a full-time Magistrate for a period of six months, with effect from September 3, 2018.

September 10th, 2018
Prisoners describe conditions in St Lucia as ‘barbaric’

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands News Online, first and accurately reported that the remaining prisoners from Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) at Balsam Ghut, who were sent to St Lucia—following Hurricane Irma—had been returned to Tortola, on September 6, 2018.

September 7th, 2018
Missing man found shot dead in apartment

VI CONSORTIUM

GROVE PLACE, St Croix, USVI — A man who went missing several days ago was found dead in his Mutual Homes apartment on Thursday morning (September 6, 2018), after a concerned resident filed a report at the VIPD’s Francis Command Police Station, relative to a missing person, VIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Thursday.

September 7th, 2018
Police busts dangerous gang: Arrest five with guns, fake plates

Kaieteur News

GROVE EBD, Guyana, SA - Police have dismantled a gang that is believed to be linked to a recent multimillion dollar heist, after intercepting a car with five men yesterday at Samatta Point Grove, East Bank Demerara.

September 6th, 2018
Remaining 10 Prisoners return to Tortola from St Lucia, September 6, 2018

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Sometime after 3:00 PM today, Thursday, September 6, 2018, the remaining 10 prisoners who were sent to St Lucia almost a year ago—after Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut—were returned to Tortola.



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