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Crime

October 13th, 2019
4-yr-old boy beaten to death in USVI; Mother & boyfriend arrested

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The mother of a 4-year-old boy who was found dead on Friday afternoon, October 11, 2019 in a Lorraine Village housing community apartment in St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI), along with her boyfriend, was arrested in connection with the boy’s death, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte confirmed to the Consortium.

October 12th, 2019
Supt Vanterpool selected for prestigious UK training programme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Superintendent at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Ms Jacqueline E. Vanterpool has been successful in her application to undertake the UK College of Policing’s prestigious Strategic Command Course (SCC) and will now head to the UK to undertake the course.

October 11th, 2019
DR man overstayed in VI to escape abusive wife- Court hears

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Through an interpreter, Dominican Republic national Felix Rodriguez said he remained illegally in the Virgin Islands because his wife, who lives in his home country, was abusive to him.

October 10th, 2019
HMP inmate assaults 3 prison officers; Police investigating

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Reports reaching our newsroom are that on Sunday October 6, 2019 an inmate at Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, reportedly assaulted three prison officers.

October 10th, 2019
Husband accuses expat wife of kidnapping & extortion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Jamaican national Shakesha O'Neal has accused her husband Carlton O'Neal of offering her money after he abused her.

October 9th, 2019
‘There’s something of a bright side’ to DPP’s departure- David D. Archer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “For those rising through the legal profession, there is something of a bright side to Ms Hollis’ departure: An opportunity now exists for the next DPP to rise to meet the challenge of this post and I call on others to consider employment with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution and in other roles needed to ensure optimum functioning of this critical Office.”

October 9th, 2019
Magistrate suspends drivers licence for CGB boat captain

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Magistrate Samuel Jack Husbands suspended a driver’s licence belonging to Cane Garden Bay resident Dwight Callwood for six months, after his reckless driving caused a traffic collision in Road Town on January 19, 2018.

October 8th, 2019
High Court Jury’s list quashed due to lack of persons from Sister Islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Several major criminal matters before the High Court were adjourned to next year, following a decision by Justice Ann-Marie Smith to quash the jury’s list.

October 7th, 2019
Jamaican woman bit Trini woman on breast- Court hears

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Trinidadian Jason Henry testified that the once warm relationship he had with his Jamaican neighbor, Paulette Codner, turned bitter as soon as he married a woman from his country.

October 5th, 2019
Reports of alleged jailbreak @ HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Reports reaching our news centre is that sometime around 8:00am yesterday, Friday, October 4, 2019, a prisoner reportedly went missing from Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut on Tortola.

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