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Crime

October 15th, 2019
USVI man allegedly beats wife, takes her cellphone & house keys

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— A woman told police on Friday, October 11, 2019 that her estranged husband assaulted her, took her house keys and cellphone and fled the area, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

October 15th, 2019
Woman allegedly punched another female while trying to part Valentine’s Day fight

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While giving evidence in her defence, Seanna Jack of Brady Ghut admitted to fisting a woman as an act of self-defense at a bar on Valentine’s Day last year.

October 14th, 2019
'Drunk' skipper reportedly caused man to be chopped by propeller on party boat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Thirty-three-year old boat captain Rajir Pickering is being accused of failing to await the all-clear signal before starting the engine of a boat on which a resident of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) came into contact with the propeller.

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.

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