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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.

December 16th, 2017
Sentencing for cocaine mule delayed

ROAD TOWN Tortola VI - A man who was found with a large quantity of cocaine earlier this year is still awaiting sentencing in the court of law.

December 10th, 2017
3 looters freed after completing 300 hours of community service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Seven persons who were not spared the disciplinary pangs of the justice system after being caught looting from businesses, post Hurricane Irma, had another day in the Magistrate’s Court on December 8, 2017.

December 8th, 2017
‘Masa’ Pemberton sentenced to 2 years in jail; 3-year suspended sentence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI - Radio and social network personality Ramoamasagana ‘Masa’ Pemberton has been sentenced to two years behind bars for gun and ammunition charges, after he was found guilty earlier this year.

July 17th, 2017
'Masa' alleges he 'blindly' posted explicit video on FB

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Alston Butler’s testimony gave contradicting evidence against Ramoamasagana ‘Masa’ Pemberton, who claimed he did not know the video he posted on his Facebook page had strong sexual content.

July 13th, 2017
Minor forced to take pills to induce miscarriage- Court hears

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A man and woman were charged with procuring and administering a poisonous or noxious substance to a minor with the intent to produce a miscarriage.

June 14th, 2017
Alston Quashie allegedly led police to ganja farm- Court hears

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A native of St Vincent and the Grenadines who resides at Carrot Bay, Tortola has been remanded to prison for alleged ‘ganja’ offences.

June 12th, 2017
‘Ocho’ held wife’s hair from behind & slit her throat- Court hears

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was a sad period in the Magistrate’s Court this afternoon, June 12, 2017 as Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Kim Hollis QC read the allegations, detailing that murder accused Lennox F. Da Silva aka Ocho, during investigation, told police he stabbed his wife of three years, Sherika Nelson-Da Silva, and held on to her hair while behind her and slit her throat.

May 16th, 2017
Tifern Henley to stand trial for alleged kidnapping attempt

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - 35 year old Cane Garden Bay resident, Tifern Henley, who was before the Magistrate's Court on charges related to attempting to kidnap a woman and two children, heard that he is not the 'worst of the bunch'.

May 15th, 2017
‘Whooping’ improved child’s grades – Court hears

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A former soldier and native of the US Virgin Islands living here in the Virgin Islands (British) has been ordered to seek anger management sessions after he was placed before the courts by Social Development Department for beating his step-daughter and injuring her.

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