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Crime

July 27th, 2019
Suspect in USVI Festival Village Murder found guilty

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI — Jurors empanelled for the murder trial of Angel Parrilla, Jr., were not convinced by his claim of self-defence and convicted him of murder, assault and weapons charges in connection with a 2018 killing during the Frederiksted Festival activities, the USVIPD Department of Justice said Friday.

July 26th, 2019
2 years jail for youth who looted TV ‘doesn’t add up’- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines is the latest to publicly weigh-in on the recent sentencing of a young man, a first time offender, to prison for two years for looting a $286.76 flat screen television in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in September 2017.

July 25th, 2019
‘Cindy’ blasts Judge over ‘harsh’ sentencing of Irma looter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The moment Justice Ann-Marie Smith handed a down a mere 6 ½ years jail sentence to St Vincent national Lennox F. Da Silva aka ‘Ocho’ for the gruesome murder of his wife Sherika Nelson- Da Silva, persons began to express surprise over the short penalty the Vincentian would have to pay for his crimes.

July 25th, 2019
15-yr-old charged with sexual intercourse with girl under 13

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police have arrested and charged a 15-year-old male for Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Girl under 13 years of age.

July 25th, 2019
RVIPF grappling with 33 unsolved murders

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Police Mr Micheal B. Matthews has said that of a total 68 homicides in the Virgin Islands since January of 2000, only 35 of those cases have been solved and brought before the courts.

July 24th, 2019
Detective team now on Walwyn wall case - CoP Matthews

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - As investigations into the $1.6M Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) wall project commissioned by former Legislator Myron V. Walwyn continue, Commissioner of Police Mr Micheal B. Matthews has indicated that the case is now in the hands of an entire team of detectives with close to 100 persons now interviewed as part of the probe into the alleged corruption.

July 24th, 2019
Legal stakeholders to receive Sentencing Guidelines training

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Legal Stakeholders will be trained on Sentencing Guidelines on offences involving drugs, rape, unlawful sexual intercourse, theft and robbery next week.

July 24th, 2019
UPDATE: Cocaine vessel arrived in VI from T&T- CoP Matthews

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI – The vessel ‘Krautsand’, in which cocaine was discovered while at Port Purcell, Tortola had sailed to the Virgin Islands from Trinidad and Tobago, according to Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews.

July 23rd, 2019
Shots fired in EE; Police retrieve spent shells

EAST END, Tortola, VI- The silent night of East End, on the main island of Tortola, was disturbed by gunshots on July 22, 2019.

July 18th, 2019
$15k bail for Horse Path man allegedly found with Cannabis

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A resident of Horse Path has been slapped with $15,000 bail after being charged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for alleged Cannabis related offenses.

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