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October 1st, 2013
No more adjournment for Andre Penn; Jurors fined!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Justice Vicki Ann Ellis opened the final High Court criminal assizes for the year 2013 today October 1 by sending strong signals that she means business. Former Legislator and alleged sex offender Mr Andre Penn received a stern warning while two absent jurors were fined.

May 17th, 2013
UPDATE: Sasha Hodge acquitted on criminal proceeds charge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Court dismissed charges against Sasha Hodge today, May 17, 2013 and Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards instructed that the defendant was free to go after several delays occurred in delivering the decision in her trial.

March 6th, 2013
UPDATE: Yan Edwards & Allen Baptiste found guilty of murdering Keri Harrigan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The jury returned with a verdict of guilty for both Mr Yan Edwards and Mr Allen Baptiste in the High Court minutes on March 6, 2013.

February 16th, 2013
Magistrate, prosecutor concerned about state of mental health in Territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – At least two men appeared before the Magistrate’s Court earlier this week, including Alex Camsell and Keshaun Johnson, prompting both Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards and Senior Crown Counsel Valston Graham to express serious concern about the state of mental health issues in the Virgin Islands.

November 28th, 2012
Judge Redhead bans all media from coverage of sex offence trial

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- All sexual-related matters in the Virgin Islands High Court are now likely to be held in camera as the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has vowed to continually block the media from covering such cases.

April 25th, 2012
Gun & ammo find: Allen for trial; talks continue for Thaxter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A certain course of action is expected to be taken in the matter of Davin Thaxter, who was allegedly implicated in a gun and ammo bust aboard a vessel on August 11, 2011.

March 6th, 2012
Ferry gun ammo find: Crown in discussion with lawyers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Crown and defense are in discussion to take a certain course of action regarding the two men implicated in the firearm and ammunition bust aboard a vessel belonging to Smith’s Ferry Service on August 11, 2011.

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