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December 17th, 2016
Gun crime rules the VI: Where is the Governor & Police Commissioner?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- If there was a local appointed Governor or a local or Caribbean Police Commissioner in the Virgin Islands and crime, in particular gun crimes, were out of control like it is there would have been calls by the Opposition, the media, civil society and talk show hosts for their heads.

December 17th, 2016
Safety first

Dickson Igwe

In late November 2016, the Virgin Islands Commissioner of Police, an exceptionally competent professional in this Old Boy’s opinion, alluded to the links between national safety and the economy. The Commissioner further stated that despite issues of the failure of members of a very small interconnected community, reluctant to report the criminal activity of relatives, the Virgin Islands remained a very safe territory.

September 25th, 2016
Independence not in best interest of VI- Conrad A. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While admitting that the buck stops at the feet of the Virgin Islanders, talk show host Mr Conrad A. Maduro said severing ties with the United Kingdom in his opinion will not be in the best interest of the people since, among others, the economy cannot sustain the independent move and the cost to maintain the territory would triple or quadruple more due to selfishness and greed of elected representatives.

September 13th, 2016
HLSCC students complain of unfair treatment

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Less than two weeks after the opening of the 2016/2017 academic year and the new arrangements for the first batch of 6th form students that are currently being housed at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) in Paraquita Bay, things are said to be far from smooth sailing.

September 4th, 2016
Focus on recruiting more locals into RVIPF- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Radio talk show host Doug Wheatley is urging Police Commissioner Mr Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews, to focus on getting more locals into the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) rather than just increasing the numbers.

September 1st, 2016
HM Customs makes ‘unpopular’ move to protect VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Her Majesty Customs of the Virgin Islands has taken a number of steps to minimise the potential entry of criminals, firearms and illegal substances into the territory.

July 22nd, 2016
E.G. Maduro blasts hypocrisy in Gov’t over hiring of UK nationals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One talk show host has blasted what he refers to as “hypocrisy within the Government” following conflicting statements made by Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith and Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), regarding citizens of the United Kingdom taking up high ranking positions in the Virgin Islands.

May 4th, 2016
Residents find burglar hiding in bathroom!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police are responding with positive action to a slight rise in the number of burglaries on Tortola with two suspected burglars charged this week.

December 29th, 2015
More police presence as Joe R. Biden visits St Croix for New Year’s

VI CONSORTIUM

ST CROIX, USVI — It is well documented that Vice President Joe R. Biden loves St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI). He makes multiple visits to the island annually, and it has become somewhat of a tradition for the US Government’s second in command to ring in the New Year on the bigger of the three islands.

November 19th, 2015
T&T steps up security in light of possible ISIS threat

THE DAILY OBSERVER

PORT OF SPAIN, T&T- Trinidad and Tobago is tightening security and is continuing to liaise with the United States as it responds to possible acts of terrorism by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), National Security Minister retired major General Edmund Dillon has said.

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