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February 10th, 2018
I have zero tolerance for crime - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Below is a statement by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) on the fatal shooting of two men on Tortola, today, Saturday, February 10, 2018.

February 10th, 2018
UPDATE: Michael Stevens & Clevaughn Sweeney killed in morning shooting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Our newsroom can now confirm that the two men killed by gunfire in the wee hours of this morning, in the vicinity of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School (ASPS), are 24 year old Clevaughn Sweeney and 26 year old Michael Stevens.

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.

December 6th, 2017
UPDATE: Escaped prisoner Santo Yamarco Hernandez shot by police

BUTU MOUNTAIN, Tortola, VI- Information just reaching our newsroom from our senior sources in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is that the man shot this morning at Butu Mountain, Tortola, is escaped prisoner Santo Yamarco Hernandez.

November 23rd, 2017
UPDATE: 3 shot, 2 dead in execution style murder

WEST END, Tortola, VI- It was just before 10:00 PM last night Wednesday November 22, 2017 when three persons were heading back to Road Town from West End on Tortola in a white Suzuki Jeep when the three persons, an adult male and a female, along with an 11 year old girl, came under fire.

August 11th, 2017
Gunshots reportedly heard in Huntums Ghut & Lower Estate!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reports reaching our newsroom from many residents are that they heard gunshots being fired last night, August 10, 2017, in the area of Lower Estate, on the main island of Tortola.

July 11th, 2017
Businessmen held @ gunpoint on Tortola & VG- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews is making a special appeal to the public to provide names of persons seen with, suspected of having or importing illegal firearms into the Territory.

July 3rd, 2017
‘US’ type gang culture present in VI – CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The incidents of fatal shootings in the territory as of recent times are linked to gang rivalry, which Commissioner of Police, Michael Matthews, attributes to a ‘US’ type gang culture now present in the [British] Virgin Islands. He added that the rivalries are mainly linked to drugs and guns.

June 22nd, 2017
UPDATE: Arrest made in relation to latest murder in East End

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At least one person has been arrested in relation to the murder of David Springette aka ‘Mooney’.
Springette was shot and killed in Fat Hogs Bay on June 21, 2017, bringing the number of homicide in the Virgin Islands to a record 7 in 6 months.

May 26th, 2017
Man dies after being shot multiple times on St Croix

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A man died in the D. Hamilton Jackson Housing Community on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) Thursday night, May 25, 2017 after being shot multiple times about the body, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Friday, May 26, 2017.

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