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Crime

February 9th, 2018
Son of prominent VI based attorney convicted of rape in US

MANHATTAN, New York, USA- A 23-year-old man, whose father is a well-known figure in the judicial system in the Virgin Islands, was convicted Friday February 2, 2018 of raping a sleeping 20-year-old college student in an Upper East Side, New York apartment.

February 6th, 2018
Shooting incident close to Alexandrina Maduro Primary School

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Our newsroom has just learned that there was a shooting incident close to Alexandrina Maduro Primary School in Baughers Bay on the main Island of Tortola, around 5:30 P.M. this evening Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

February 2nd, 2018
RVIPF scenes of crime officers now IBIS trained

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Scenes of Crime are now trained to use the new Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS).

January 30th, 2018
Woman stabs male friend with knife on STT

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) late Monday, January 29, 2018 reported multiple incidents that occurred throughout the territory, one which involved unauthorised possession of ammunition, and two others involving assault.

January 30th, 2018
Seized motor scooters will be crushed- CoP

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI – While the territory and more so the police are eagerly awaiting the return of regular sittings of the Magistrate’s and High Courts, there is a minimising of arrests for small matters; however, when it comes to the breaking of traffic laws, especially by scooter riders, a harsh measure is now being taken- to crush the seized motor scooters.

January 29th, 2018
‘I don’t trust the Police’ a worn out excuse- CoP Matthews

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- “There is real truth to the saying, ‘The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing,’” stated Commissioner of Police (CoP), Mr Michael B. Matthews as he renewed the call for persons with information relating to the double murder of November 22, 2017 to come forward in some way to help the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) solve the gruesome crime.

January 29th, 2018
RVIPF gets £1.2M from UK

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has received direct funding from the United Kingdom to assist in its operations, which were hampered following the hurricanes of September 2017.

January 28th, 2018
Kabul mourns 100 dead after ambulance bomb

More than 100 people are now known to have been killed in a suicide bombing on Saturday in Kabul.

January 27th, 2018
‘You are being left exposed to crime’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI- “If these serious crimes continue to increase our businesses will suffer, our tourism product will suffer, our sense of safety and security will be shattered and our economy will be negatively affected. You my people are being left exposed!”

January 25th, 2018
Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor gets up to 175 years as abuse victims applaud

REUTERS

LANSING, Michigan--As his victims wept in a Michigan courtroom on Wednesday, disgraced long-time USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for abusing young female gymnasts who were entrusted to his care.

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