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Crime

January 21st, 2018
Earl D. Hodge & Roberto Harrigan denied bail; Remain @ HMP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was an unfavourable day, Friday January 19, 2018 for two Virgin Islanders, businessman Earl Delville Hodge, aka 'Bob Hodge', and former customs officer Roberto Harrigan, aka ‘Tico.’ They were denied bail while they await their appeal hearing in a decision handed down on November 14, 2017 by Magistrate Shawn Innocent in favour of the USA, which allowed for their extradition to commence.

January 17th, 2018
Woman dies in hit & run incident on STT

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A woman died immediately after being struck by a vehicle on the Weymoth Highway in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, January 16, 2018 [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Tuesday.

January 13th, 2018
Probe not concluded into police killing of prisoner Hernandez

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many residents, police officers and family members of Santo Y. Hernandez still await the probe into his fatal shooting by police on December 6, 2017 in the hills of Butu Mountain on Tortola.

January 11th, 2018
RVIPF bids farewell to overseas police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At an in-house luncheon yesterday, January 10, 2018 Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews, his deputy and other senior officers gathered to express their gratitude to officers of the Cayman Islands and Bermuda for their invaluable assistance on these final tours of duty.

January 11th, 2018
Where is ‘Supa Cop’ Glenn Callwood?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many motorists and even pedestrians got some relief for the past month, as the infamous police officer Glenn Callwood aka ‘Supa Cop’ was not seen on the streets of Road Town issuing traffic tickets.

January 11th, 2018
VI should not be jailing persons for marijuana- Magistrate Richard G. Rowe

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Personally, my view is that we ought not to be legislating…regarding what people take in to their own bodies of their own choice,” stated substitute magistrate Mr Richard G. Rowe as he expressed his opinion that the use of marijuana should not be a criminal act in the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 8th, 2018
USVI police arrest suspect in shooting that injured 3 persons

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A man who police believe fired multiple shots with an automatic weapon at a vehicle whose occupants were a father and his 4 and 5-year-old children, is now in police custody, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced late Sunday, January 7, 2018.

January 8th, 2018
Gun & ammo recovered @ Ellis Thomas Downs following shooting

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is said to be intensely investigating the finding of a gun and several rounds of ammunition at Ellis Thomas Downs late last night January 7, 2018.

January 5th, 2018
'Tough on drugs' lawyer appointed US District Attorney for USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— United States Attorney General Jeff B. Sessions on January 4, 2018 announced the appointment of Gretchen C.F. Shappert as Interim United States Attorney for the US Virgin Islands (USVI) pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 546, which provides that “the Attorney General may appoint a United States Attorney for the district in which the office of United States Attorney is vacant.”

January 2nd, 2018
Crime free VI for New Year/Old Year; Dec 31, 2017 to Jan 1, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Maybe it was Hurricanes Irma and Maria that have changed forever the way of life of most residents of the Virgin Islands or maybe it was a threat from the United Kingdom appointed governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka ‘Gus’ that, if residents do not behave he will return the curfew- an idea scoffed at by some in the intellectual, progressive and legal classes.

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