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Crime

June 19th, 2019
USVI man allegedly mails over a kilo of cocaine from post office

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Kemo Riley, 42, appeared before US Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) for preliminary and detention hearings after federal agents arrested him on Friday June 14, 2019 for conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

June 17th, 2019
Phoenix police threaten to shoot black family; Mayor apologises

BBC NEWS

The mayor of the US city of Phoenix has apologised after a video allegedly showing police threatening to shoot a black family went viral.

June 15th, 2019
2 indicted in USVI for bulk smuggling of cash from VI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A federal grand jury in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) returned an indictment against individuals, including Akil Erickson, 26, of Orlando, Florida and Mikiel Robin, 21, of the [British] Virgin Islands, charging them with international money-laundering and bulk cash smuggling, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Friday, June 14, 2019.

June 13th, 2019
Mentally ill man damages 30 vehicles in St John

VI CONSORTIUM

VALLEY ROAD, St John, USVI— The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said Thursday June 13, 2019 that a mentally ill man on Wednesday took a metal object and damaged 30 vehicles in the St John Marketplace parking lot, US Virgin Islands (USVI).

June 13th, 2019
16-yr-old male charged for alleged sexual intercourse with girl under 13

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A 16-year-old male is before the courts for allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse with a girl under 13 years of age.

June 12th, 2019
Fact or fiction? Boat headed to DR with large amount of $$ allegedly intercepted

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on May 28, 2019 that our newsroom received several calls from persons wanting to know why we didn’t publish a story about a small boat containing large amount of cash being intercepted while on its way to the Dominican Republic from Tortola, Virgin Islands.

June 12th, 2019
USVI man set to take plea deal in rape trial shot dead

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— One of four men arrested in 2017 for his involvement in the East End Rape incident that rocked St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) was found shot to death inside a house in Frederiksted at about 10:38am on Tuesday June 11, 2019, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte confirmed to The Consortium.

June 11th, 2019
VI man pleads guilty to firearm possession in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A citizen of the Virgin Islands, who was involved in a vehicular accident in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in March 2019 was found with an illegal firearm and has since pleaded guilty to the offence.

June 10th, 2019
Office of DPP struggling with backlog of cases

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI - Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Ms Kim Hollis QC has moved to clear her name and office, regarding what Opposition Member and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) called ‘excessive wait for prisoners on remand,’ even though the Office of the DPP has revealed that it has had a backlog of cases since 2017.

June 9th, 2019
Community Policing collapsed in aftermath of 2017 hurricanes- CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Community policing, or community-oriented policing, is a strategy of policing that focuses on building ties and working closely with members of the communities.

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