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Crime

August 10th, 2018
East End man, Dion Thomas charged for unlawful possession of firearm

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Crown on Thursday August 6, 2018, charged 39-year-old, Dion Thomas, of East End, Tortola, with the unlawful possession of a firearm, since he is not the holder of a valid license.

August 3rd, 2018
Smith sold BVI Airways for $650,000 & a promise of millions more

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former BVI Airways owner, Luke Smith, essentially signed away his interests, including shares in the company, for a mere $650,000, after being promised stocks worth up to $5M.

August 2nd, 2018
Tortola man faces imprisonment for cocaine smuggling @ King Airport

VI CONSORTIUM

ST THOMAS, USVI — Ashley Warner, 54-years, of Tortola, Virgin Islands (VI) pleaded guilty today in District Court before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, to conspiracy and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

July 28th, 2018
Masked man robs ‘Sports Wagering Company’ in Baughers Bay

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – A lone gunman on Friday July 27, 2018, robbed a ‘Sports Wagering Company,’ located inside a popular Baughers Bay Bar. (Both businesses are located in the same building)

July 27th, 2018
Man arrested @ Terrence B. Lettsome Airport leaving with over half a Million cash

BEEF ISLAND, VI - Sometime during the morning of Thursday July 26, 2018, a man—in his seventies—leaving Tortola via the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport, was arrested with over half a million dollars in cash (USD).

July 26th, 2018
45 rehab inmates at HMP gets reminder ‘they deserve a second chance’

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – The Dream Big Group in collaboration with Caribbean Insurers Limited and Billionaire PA today, July 26, 2018, presented 45 inmates of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) with ‘I HAVE BIG DREAMS T-shirts’ and a, ‘Seven Steps to developing a Wealthy Mindset’ book which was added to their library.

July 19th, 2018
Young Businessman shot at bar

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reports reaching our news desk is that sometime yesterday evening, Wednesday July 18, 2018, a young businessman whose father owns heavy equipment from Road Town, has been shot.

July 13th, 2018
Illegal Dominican Native pleads guilty to possession of firearm in STT

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, VI- Lester Gabriel Charles, 35, pleaded guilty before District Judge Curtis V. Gomez to possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, United States Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced. Charles sentencing is scheduled for November 15, 2018.

July 12th, 2018
Police reports 8% reduction in crime

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In 2017, the Virgin Islands (VI) saw an eight per cent reduction in crime. This is according to information from Commissioner of Police (CoP), Mr Michael B. Matthews, when he appeared before the House of Assembly’s (HoA) Standing Finance Committee, earlier this year.

July 11th, 2018
Rudy Vanterpool is man shot on VG; Still @ Peebles Hospital

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Police have confirmed that the man shot yesterday, July 10, 2018 around 5:30 PM on Virgin Gorda is Rudy Vanterpool. He remains a patient at Peebles Hospital and is said to be in stable condition.



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