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Crime

April 23rd, 2014
'F**k is not yet a breakfast term!' - Prosecutor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Prosecutor Herbert Potter argued passionately yesterday, April 22, 2014 that the word “F**k is not yet a breakfast term!” adding that the offence of indecent language remained on the law books for a reason.

April 22nd, 2014
UPDATE: VC unfit to testify in sword matter - Psychiatrist

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Dr Velon L. John is now set to rule on whether a trial will go ahead against accused men, Mustafa Claxton, 28, and Charles Plaza, 43, after a psychiatrist testified on the competence of the Virtual Complainant (VC) today, April 22, 2014.

April 22nd, 2014
Julian Willock vindicated again; Gov’t drops appeal!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a move that has surprised many knowing the political nature of the matter notwithstanding the legal class had long expected it, the Attorney General’s Chambers has discontinued its Appeal against the former Esteemed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works Julian Willock.

April 17th, 2014
SCB landlord pleads guilty to sewage flow nuisance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Dr Velon L. John roundly chastised property owner Corentz Richardson for continuing to break the law when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court today, April 17, 2014.

April 17th, 2014
Slips in testimony raised in Police assault trial

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The defence took the opportunity to point out several inconsistencies in the testimony given by an eyewitness as the trial of two police officers accused of assault continued before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, April 16, 2014.

April 16th, 2014
Pierre gets 7 years for Anegada drug bust

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Vincentian Glenroy Pierre, 34, was handed a total of seven years' imprisonment on drug related charges when he appeared before the Magistrate's Court at John's Hole today, April 16, 2014.

April 8th, 2014
Alleged Purcell grocery store robber gets bail

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Robbery accused, Tim Dailey, 21, was granted bail when he appeared before the High Court yesterday, April 7, 2014 but has so far failed to post the cash component required for his freedom.

April 6th, 2014
UPDATE: Woman granted bail in stabbing incident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The woman accused of stabbing the father of her child in the abdomen recently has been released on bail after being charged with the offence of wounding with intent.

April 4th, 2014
UPDATE: Caines gets 5 years for VG ‘guns in wall find’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Gorda resident Elroy Caines, 27, was handed a total of 5 years’ imprisonment when he appeared before the Magistrates Court today, April 4, 2014 for sentencing on weapons possession charges.

April 2nd, 2014
UPDATE: Eyewitness evidence unreliable – Justice Byer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even as a panel of jurors embarked on convicting accused murderer Jessroy McKelly, 25, before the High Court yesterday, April 1, 2014 Justice Nicola Byer cautioned the nine-member group about the use of eyewitness evidence used in the trial in arriving at their decision.



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