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Crime

June 27th, 2017
Trial winds down for driver accused of causing death of 2 tourists in 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Roger Williams, the driver of the tour bus that crashed, killing two tourists, Mary Kettner and Dana Husereau, and injuring 18 others on December 6, 2015 in the Round Hill area of Cane Garden Bay, will soon know his fate as his high court trial is winding down.

June 26th, 2017
22 year old man shot dead in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

ESTATE LERKENLUND, St Thomas, USVI — A young man was shot dead on Sunday night in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in the area of Estate Lerkenlund, US Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Monday, June 26, 2017.

June 26th, 2017
4 yrs of 'underspending' on Police has to be addressed- Gov Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor John S. Duncan OBE has asked for patience from the people of the Virgin Islands as the results of his recent historic move to exercise his reserved powers under the Virgin Islands Constitution Order 2007 to fund the police and other departments “will take time” to be seen.

June 26th, 2017
Dr Sylvia M. Simmonds ‘not surprised’ @ recent domestic violence murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Family Support Network (FSN) is appealing to women and men who are experiencing especially physical domestic violence to waste no time in getting help as it is the fear that more lives will be lost at the hands of abusers.

June 25th, 2017
USVI man shot in back by girlfriend

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A man was shot in the back by his girlfriend on Friday night, June 23, 2017 in an apartment located in the Good Hope Villas in Frederiksted, St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI), Police Commissioner Delroy Richards confirmed to The Consortium Sunday morning, June 25, 2017.

June 23rd, 2017
UPDATE: Police seeking witnesses to gun play on Fort Hill

FORT HILL, Tortola, VI- Investigators of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have turned to the community to assist them with information regarding a shooting incident on Fort Hill on June 22, 2017.

June 23rd, 2017
USVI bill seeks to ease punishment for juveniles who commit murder

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A bill sponsored by US Virgin Islands (USVI) Senator Sammuel Sanes that is seeking to add new language to a current law regarding juveniles who commit murder, sparked passionate debate between opponents and proponents of the measure during a Rules Committee hearing on Thursday, June 22, 2017 among them testifiers and senators alike, arguing for and against the changes.

June 22nd, 2017
UPDATE: Arrest made in relation to latest murder in East End

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At least one person has been arrested in relation to the murder of David Springette aka ‘Mooney’.
Springette was shot and killed in Fat Hogs Bay on June 21, 2017, bringing the number of homicide in the Virgin Islands to a record 7 in 6 months.

June 22nd, 2017
Court of Appeal to Sit in the VI from July 10-14, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) or the Court of Appeal, which is headed by local daughter of the soil Chief Justice Dame Janice M. Pereira, will sit in the Virgin Islands jurisdiction next month.

June 22nd, 2017
USVI man accused of shooting & stabbing ex-girlfriend turns self in

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Richard Ireland, who allegedly shot a woman and also stabbed her on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), turned himself in after much circulation of his picture online, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte confirmed to The Consortium on June 22, 2017.



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