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September 30th, 2014
Big court victory for Earl 'Bob' Hodge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While Mr Earl D. Hodge is breathing a sigh of relief following a decision of the Appeal Court as it related to a preliminary appeal on his part as it relates to the North Carolina USA extradition, he and the others in the joint matter are still awaiting decision of Justice Vicki Ann Ellis.

September 29th, 2014
VI woman caught with heroin in Vagina – Dom. Rep. News Agency

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – A woman identified by Dominican Republic law enforcement agency as being a native of Tortola, Virgin Islands, Elizabeth F. Testamark-Venesia was arrested and charged in the Spanish speaking country after being nabbed at an airport there with heroin stashed in condoms in her vagina.

September 28th, 2014
Dion Stephens for HC trial without PI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Dion Stephens who has been charged with the indictable offence of manslaughter which allegedly occurred on February 10, 2014 during a boat collision incident resulting in the death of Jose A. Titley, is headed for High Court (HC) trial.

September 26th, 2014
Ceason Hodge charged for stealing from sister

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When he was initially arrested and interviewed by officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Ceason Hodge allegedly admitted to stealing his sister’s money, however today when he appeared in court he pleaded not guilty to the charge of theft.

September 20th, 2014
Nyron F. Ollivierre’s mom, sister call for swifter Police action

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Let us have some sort of closure please, tell us something. Let his grieving mother at least get a chance to see her son, some sort of closure is what we need. Let us bury him while you continue investigations. One week gone and you telling us you not sure when the postmortem will be, no no, no. We need closure,” said an immediate family member of murdered Trinidadian Nyron F. Ollivierre also known as 'Tin Tin'.

September 18th, 2014
Cocaine found in James T. John’s home - DS Ballantine

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John gave the nudge on Wednesday September 17, 2014 for the re-trial to move on, the Crown called its first witness Detective Sergeant (DS) Wendell Ballantine who testified that several blocks of cocaine were found in the home of accused James T. John on August 10, 2012.

September 17th, 2014
Should Mag. Tamia Richards be present? – asks Attorney Hugh Wildman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Appearing to be stunned and baffled at the same time Attorney at law Mr Hugh Wildman took to his feet challenging the presence of Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards in the courtroom as a major trial was in the process of being presided over by another magistrate.

September 17th, 2014
Retrial of five in major drug bust starts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a battle of some of the prominent legal minds in the Magistrates’ Court yesterday afternoon when two lawyers presented a no-case submission to Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John arguing that there was no evidence submitted by the prosecution that links Jomo Jack to the conspiracy allegation surrounding Leon King.

September 16th, 2014
PO Joseph ‘Quincy’ Phillips accused of biting a minor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When the case was called in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday September 15, 2014, Police Officer (PO) Joseph ‘Quincy’ Phillips pleaded not guilty to allegations that he had bitten a male who was a minor at the time.

September 15th, 2014
‘We need HMP investigated’ – Mr Ray S. Frett

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following the recent publication of the case against an inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) a local businessman expressed his disgust at the news noting that the Superintendent of Prison Mr. David Foot needed to launch an investigation to determine how come no one knew of a ‘Ganja’ farm on the premises.



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