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August 2nd, 2015
‘I am not corrupt’- CoP David Morris

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Outgoing Commissioner of Police David Morris has declared he is not corrupt but noted there are some elements in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) who are and are tarnishing the good reputation of others who are of integrity and hardworking.

July 29th, 2015
UPDATE: Alleged murder fugitive ‘Balla’ Charlery deported from VI to US!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – J’wa Emone Charlery known as ‘Balla’ was today July 29, 2015 deported to the United States after the date for his local charges – including illegal entry and unlawful possession of gun and ammunition charges – were deferred indefinitely allowing for a Deportation Order to be effected.

July 28th, 2015
Crown wants De La Rosa matter be given priority @ next assizes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A year after his extradition from the United States and subsequent incarceration, the trial of Alberto Rosa De La Rosa is yet to get started as there was another delay to its commencement in the just concluded May criminal assizes.

July 27th, 2015
10 of 25 matters completed for May criminal assizes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The High Court of the Virgin Islands wrapped up its law year yesterday, July 24, 2015 and reported that some 25 matters were brought to the court and 10 of those were completed for the last criminal assizes which began in May.

July 27th, 2015
Former legislator Earl Fraser made to pay over $1500

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Brother of the Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3), Earl Fraser was fined $250 and made to pay for damages of $1,275 after having been found guilty of driving without due care and attention resulting in an accident in 2013.

July 25th, 2015
4 remanded for cocaine bust off VG

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Four men have been charged with possession of cocaine following Wednesday night’s July 22, 2015 bust off Virgin Gorda, a story first reported by Virgin Islands News Online. The men were denied bail when they appeared in the Magistrate's Court on July 24, 2015.

July 24th, 2015
Irene F. Penn-O'Neal & others found not guilty

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following months of agonising legal woes, former legislator Irene F. Penn-O’Neal and her daughter Zubida O'Neal and daughter’s boyfriend Shameek Grant walked out of the courtroom as free persons.

July 24th, 2015
60-year-old man tries to break into home to have sex with woman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A 60 year old ‘hot blooded’ man was given 20 months to cool off after he admitted to trying to get into a woman's house, not to steal anything but to have sex with her.

July 24th, 2015
Claudius Bailey jailed for 24 months for beating woman with bat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Claudius Bailey, a ‎St. Vincent National residing in the Virgin Islands, was yesterday July 23, 2015 sentenced to a term of 24 months imprisonment for common assault for allegedly beating his girlfriend over the head with a cricket bat.

July 23rd, 2015
UPDATE: ‘I decide who stays & who goes!’ – Magistrate Tamia N. Richards

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Principal Magistrate Tamia N. Richards went to town on attorney at law Patrick Thompson today July 23, 2015 when she discovered that he was the reason that Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge – found guilty of conspiracy to import narcotics – was absent from her sentencing hearing.

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