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Crime

February 22nd, 2018
USVI men arrested for possession of a firearm by convicted felons

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Rehelio Trant, 39, and Gamba Potter, 32, both of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), made their initial appearances today before US Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged in an indictment with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, United States Attorney Gretchen C. F. Shappert announced today. Trant and Potter were detained pending further proceedings. Both are scheduled to be arraigned on Friday February 23, 2018.

February 22nd, 2018
CoP against curfew & heightened stop & search operations

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following an upsurge in gun crime in the Virgin Islands, many on social media have been calling for a return of the curfew lifted in December 2017 and for the police to heighten stop and search operations.

February 21st, 2018
Hail of bullets fired @ Manchester home last night

MANCHESTER, Tortola, VI- Information reaching our newsroom is that around 10:00 P.M. last night, Tuesday February 20, 2018 a residential house located in the Manchester area, on the main island of Tortola, was the target of gunfire.

February 20th, 2018
Reporter shut out of Magistrate’s Court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Despite construction work still taking place at the House of Assembly (HoA), on Friday, February 16, 2018, Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka 'Gus' announced that the Magistrate’s Court would commence criminal sittings in the House of Assembly Chambers on February 20, 2018.

February 20th, 2018
PO Marvin Robinson & Wendell Anthony convicted, fired & deported

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many will remember the two police officers who were charged and found guilty of beating teenager Brandon George, a local resident. The two cops went to the Huntum’s Ghut home of the then 18-year-old George and beat him after they failed in their effort to nab him in the streets for a traffic offence on June 24, 2012.

February 19th, 2018
UPDATE: Police come up empty handed following reports of gunfire last night

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) responded to reports of the sound of gunfire in the Baughers Bay area of Tortola last night, February 18, 2018 but came up empty handed.

February 19th, 2018
'What else can Rotary do? I'm sure we can do something?' - Premier Smith on crime

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - Amid the rampant shootings that have been taking place in the Territory, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, has stated that although Rotary has achieved a lot, he believes Rotarians can also assist in crime fighting.

February 17th, 2018
Scooter rider allegedly opens fire on vehicle in Horsepath

HORSEPATH, Tortola, VI- Reports reaching our newsroom indicate that there has been another shooting on the Virgin Islands’ main island, Tortola.

February 17th, 2018
Man shot in Horsepath

HORSEPATH, Tortola, VI- There have been reports of another shooting on the main island of Tortola, just a week after two males were gunned down in the capital city, Road Town.

February 16th, 2018
Why did police kill Santo Y. Hernandez? Is it a cover up?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Commissioner of Police (CoP), Michael B. Mathews still enjoys goodwill and trust in the Territory. In fact he has emerged as a popular Police Commissioner and, from all indications, the public, the media and police officers have easy access to him.



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