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July 2nd, 2015
4 Dominicans arrested in Trellis Bay gun find

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- (Post Time: 5:05pm) Four nationals of the Dominican Republic are in police custody after a firearm was reportedly found at their home in Trellis Bay yesterday July 1, 2015.

July 2nd, 2015
UPDATE: 'Letty' Hodge moves to HC to appeal guilty verdict

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Word just reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge has moved to the High Court to appeal the recent guilty verdict against her in the Magistrate's Court.

July 2nd, 2015
DJ allegedly threatens to kill Jamaican comedian Oliver Samuels

JAMAICA GLEANER

A Corporate Area Resident Magistrate has revoked bail for a disc jockey accused of threatening the life of 66-year-old actor and comedian Oliver Samuels.

July 1st, 2015
RVIPF launches firearm & prohibited weapon amnesty

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the amended Firearms and Air Gun Act 2015 now enacted, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is launching a Firearm and Prohibited Weapons Amnesty in the month of July.

June 30th, 2015
Deceased male in drug operation identified

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After consultation with the Coroner’s Office, the Major Crime Team is now in a position to release the name of the man who was fatally wounded during a drug interdiction operation at sea in May.

June 30th, 2015
Dominican Rep nationals confess to burglarising home of elderly woman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two men, Jeral Palmer, 25, and Graciano Calderon, 26, appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday June 26, 2015 and pleaded guilty to the charge of burglary.

June 29th, 2015
UPDATE: Sylvan C. Penn to pay fine or do the time

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When Sylvan C. Penn turned up at the High Court last Thursday June 25, 2015 he did not waste the court’s time as he pleaded guilty to selling a man's boat without his knowledge but denied that he is a thief.

June 27th, 2015
When being a fugitive is normal!

By Dickson Igwe

The proceeding story assesses a narrative from Commentary magazine of May 21, 2015, penned by Amy Wax titled, “Negatively Sixth Street”. Wax writes on research by sociologists into criminality and deviance in African American communities in the USA.

June 26th, 2015
2 in custody following Parham Town ganja plants bust

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Public Relations Officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Diane Drayton today June 26, 2015 confirmed that two people are in custody following a discovery of marijuana plants at a home in Parham Town.

June 26th, 2015
‎JVD man allegedly admits to using 'weed' for 'breakfast, lunch & dinner'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Rubbie Pickering, 25, was brought before Senior Magistrate ‎Tamia N. Richards today June 26, 2015 to answer a charge of possession of an unverified amount of marijuana.

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