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October 17th, 2019
‘Fast life isn’t the best life!’ Magistrate tells man found with drugs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Before imposing a $5,000 fine on Devonte H. Furlonge of Horse Path for drug-related offences, Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo had some words of advice for him.

October 16th, 2019
St Lucian allegedly threatened to kill court witness

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Neil St Rose from St Lucia allegedly threatened to take the life of a man who testified in court against his friend, who was eventually made to serve time at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP).

October 14th, 2019
'Drunk' skipper reportedly caused man to be chopped by propeller on party boat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Thirty-three-year old boat captain Rajir Pickering is being accused of failing to await the all-clear signal before starting the engine of a boat on which a resident of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) came into contact with the propeller.

October 11th, 2019
DR man overstayed in VI to escape abusive wife- Court hears

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Through an interpreter, Dominican Republic national Felix Rodriguez said he remained illegally in the Virgin Islands because his wife, who lives in his home country, was abusive to him.

October 9th, 2019
Magistrate suspends drivers licence for CGB boat captain

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Magistrate Samuel Jack Husbands suspended a driver’s licence belonging to Cane Garden Bay resident Dwight Callwood for six months, after his reckless driving caused a traffic collision in Road Town on January 19, 2018.

October 7th, 2019
Jamaican woman bit Trini woman on breast- Court hears

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Trinidadian Jason Henry testified that the once warm relationship he had with his Jamaican neighbor, Paulette Codner, turned bitter as soon as he married a woman from his country.

October 4th, 2019
Sleeping men found with drugs get suspended sentence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Jariel Harrigan and Dillon Findlay, who were found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Drug with Intent to Supply to Another, were spared an immediate prison term when they appeared before Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo for sentencing on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

October 3rd, 2019
Man who allegedly insulted female officer claims police brutality

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Surveillance footage extracted from RiteWay Food Markets in Pasea Estate will tell its own story on whether or not two police officers used excessive force on a civilian after he allegedly made insulting and derogatory comments about a female officer on December 13, 2017.

October 2nd, 2019
Expat couple ordered to vacate apartment over non-payment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo gave an expat couple one month to evacuate an East End apartment after their landlord took them before the court for non-payment.

October 1st, 2019
VG man allegedly assaults female accused of ‘messing up his relationship’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A man from Virgin Gorda has been charged for assaulting a woman who he deemed a trouble maker who was feeding lies to his girlfriend.

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