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Crime

February 27th, 2018
St Croix native recounts high school shooting in Florida

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Jevon Gittens, a St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) native who attended the Central High School during his years on island, moved to Florida in September 2017.

February 27th, 2018
Reports of gunshots heard in area of Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Residents through-out the Territory are on edge following a month of guns, crimes and deaths.

February 23rd, 2018
'We are taking forward plans to improve security'- Gov Augustus J.U. Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Below is a statement released today, February 23, 2018 by Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert on security of the Territory.

February 23rd, 2018
Headley & Cornwall remanded on firearm charges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) grapples with the upsurge in shooting incidents in the Territory, two persons have been placed before the court and remanded for alleged offences involving the use of firearms.

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.

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