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September 20th, 2016
Sr Magistrate Tamia N. Richards blasts former DPP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Noted for being fearless and candid in expressing her views and concerns, Senior Magistrate Ms Tamia N. Richards used the special sitting of the supreme court to mark the opening of the 2016-17 Law Year of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court today September 20, 2016 to challenge the new Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Ms Kim Hollis QC to lead from the front and also blast the former DPP.

September 16th, 2016
Luis McKelly charged for murder of Merlin Ceasor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Luis McKelly has been charged for the murder of Merlin Ceasor who was found dead in the Wickham’s Cay area on Saturday June 4, 2016.

September 5th, 2016
Lawyer or not: Roland Allen to be tried for aggravated burglary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Ayana DaBreo-Baptiste has made it very clear that she will not wait any longer for Roland “Dummy” Allen to decide on securing legal representation as she will be moving ahead with his trial the next time the case is called.

August 23rd, 2016
UPDATE: Almestica tried to flee from police – Court heard

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Jose Almestica reportedly made a dash to escape being arrested by officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on August 18, 2016 after he and two others were searched, the court heard yesterday afternoon August 22, 2016 when they appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards.

August 10th, 2016
Sydney Malone Varlack, 61, charged with burglary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police have charged Sydney Malone Varlack, 61, of Fat Hogs Bay with two counts of burglary after he was identified as the culprit in video footage on the homeowner’s camera in East End last week.

July 20th, 2016
$20k bail for teen who ‘whipped’ father with blender

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A teen who claimed to have been haunted by childhood horrors allegedly meted out to him at the hands of his father, recited the famous ‘Lord’s Prayer’, Matthew 6:9-13, before unleashing blows to his father, to the extent of attempting to strangle him with the cord of a blender.

July 6th, 2016
‘Masa’ remanded to prison for alleged gun & ammo possession

ROADTOWN, Tortola, VI - Ramoamasagana Pemberton aka Masa pleaded not guilty to gun and ammunition charges but was remanded to prison by Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards when he appeared before her on July 5, 2016.

June 29th, 2016
Ricardo Edwin accused of slapping lover who 'horned' him

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Ricardo Edwin, a 44 year old Virgin Islander, is to face trial in the Magistrate's Court for an alleged misdemeanour committed against his then girlfriend on June 28, 2015.

June 27th, 2016
$35K bail for woman who slapped police officer, assaulted another female

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When she appeared in the Magistrate's Court on Friday June 24, 2016, Jessica George was given the option of walking on the other side of the road whenever she sees the Virtual Complainant (VC) in her matter or otherwise be sent to jail.

June 26th, 2016
Man 'made to pay surety' for failing to show up on court dates

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When Christopher Ruben Brito Amadiz was called to the defence box at the John’s Hole Magistrate’s Court on June 24, 2016, he had no idea he was going to be in more hot water.


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