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June 23rd, 2017
USVI bill seeks to ease punishment for juveniles who commit murder

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A bill sponsored by US Virgin Islands (USVI) Senator Sammuel Sanes that is seeking to add new language to a current law regarding juveniles who commit murder, sparked passionate debate between opponents and proponents of the measure during a Rules Committee hearing on Thursday, June 22, 2017 among them testifiers and senators alike, arguing for and against the changes.

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.

June 17th, 2017
UPDATE: Frankie's killer was after Jeffery Quigley' s cash & jewellery- Court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Allegations presented in the Magistrates Court on June 16, 2017 before Magistrate Vareen Vanterpool suggest that the man wanted for the murder of Frankie J. Fahie was after the $2,000 cash, $3,000 gold chain and a watch belonging to Mr Jeffery Quigley, who was a patron at Fahie Boy Bar/FB bar in Long Look, Tortola on that fateful night in January 2017.

June 11th, 2017
UPDATE: Lennox F. Da Silva charged for murder of wife

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Police today, June 11, 2017 officially charged Lennox Franklyn Da Silva aka 'Ocho', 52, of Greenland, on the main island of Tortola, with murder in relation to the death of his wife.

June 10th, 2017
Family of slain Ashburn A. Dawson offering reward for info

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The family of Ashburn A. Dawson aka Ashy, who was gunned down in Road Town on March 10, 2017 is now offering a reward for information that will help the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) identify a suspect in this investigation.

May 31st, 2017
Former USVI police captain sentenced to 40 years for murder of wife

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Forty years in prison – with credit for 326 days already served – was the sentence USVI Superior Court Judge Michael C. Dunston handed down on May 30, 2017 on Enrique Saldana, the [US] Virgin Islands Department of Justice announced.

May 14th, 2017
Body of Shaun H. Richards yet to be released for burial

LONG LOOK, Tortola VI- It was on Saturday May 6, 2017 around 10:20 PM that 22 year old Shaun H. Richards was said to be sitting outside his home in Long Look on Tortola when a lone gunman allegedly came up to him and fired at least 2 gun shots at him.

April 18th, 2017
Man arrested & released in Jefferson Joseph's murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI Word reaching our newsroom from senior sources within the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is that a local male was today April 18, 2017 held by police as part of ongoing investigations into the shooting death of Jefferson Joseph.

April 5th, 2017
UPDATE: Phone records, CCTV link DR man to Alston Penn’s murder- DPP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Eyes rolled and heads turned side-to-side on April 4, 2017 in the Magistrate’s Court presided over by Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo, when it was revealed that there was an excessive number of phone calls, 73, exchanged between Alston Penn and Santo Yamarco Hernandez between March 9 and 10, 2017.

April 2nd, 2017
DR man charged with Alston Penn’s murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One man was charged late yesterday, April 1, 2017 with Alston Penn’s murder as officers of the Major Crime Team continue their pursuit of suspects into the recent murders.



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