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February 7th, 2015
Orlando Bonnick behind bars for smuggling

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards remanded to prison 27 year old Orlando Bonnick who is accused of being engaged in smuggling activities.

February 6th, 2015
Ivan Hill to stand trial for driving over cop's foot

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Ivan Hill appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards yesterday February 5, 2015 charged with assault against a Police Officer and failing to stop at the sound of a siren.

February 3rd, 2015
UPDATE: Cadeem Thomas alleges seeing Kenyetta Boynes shooting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When murder and attempted murder accused appeared in the Magistrates Court today February 3, 2015 for the indictable offences of attempted murder and murder the court heard that Cadeem Thomas saw the accused Kenyetta Boynes shooting in his direction.

January 29th, 2015
Jamaican accused of punching belly of mother of 6-week-old

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A Jamaican man has been accused of punching the mother of his baby in the belly, causing her to bleed from the vagina. The baby’s hand was also bitten during the ordeal, prosecutors told Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on January 28, 2015.

January 26th, 2015
Kenyetta Boynes pleads guilty to gun & ammo charges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - This morning January 26, 2015 when Kenyetta Boynes appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards at the Magistrate's Court at John's Hole he pleaded guilty the charges of unlawful possession of ‎16.5 grams of cannabis, an AK 47 assault rifle and possession of 17 rounds of ammunition.

January 7th, 2015
Did Sr Magistrate Tamia Richards break law over Liquor License?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Just like the Police Officers at all ranks, the Senior Magistrate within the Virgin Islands judiciary system should be upholding the laws of the Virgin Islands and be well aware that only the House of Assembly (HOA) elected by the people can make laws and regulations to bring the laws into force.

November 6th, 2014
Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards a witness for the Crown?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Attorney at Law Mr Dane A. Hamilton, QC, said that himself and colleagues were prepared to deal the Crown as it relates to them calling Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards as a witness in the trial which was eventually thrown out of the court yesterday November 5, 2014.

November 3rd, 2014
Luis Quiones Zaga gets 1yr for being illegal in the VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Today November 3, 2014 Luis Quiones Zaga was sent to Her Majesty’s Prison, Balsum Ghut on a twelve month sentence after he was placed before the Courts for overspending his time in the Virgin Islands (VI).

October 5th, 2014
‘Time served!’ - Elroy G. OKeiffe freed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following deliberation which concluded in the Court of Appeal on Friday October 3, 2014 it was ruled that Elroy G. OKeiffe should be freed as the court agreed with his attorney Mr Richard G. Rowe that his client’s time spent in prison sufficed for the charges he had pleaded guilty to.

September 17th, 2014
Should Mag. Tamia Richards be present? – asks Attorney Hugh Wildman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Appearing to be stunned and baffled at the same time Attorney at law Mr Hugh Wildman took to his feet challenging the presence of Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards in the courtroom as a major trial was in the process of being presided over by another magistrate.

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