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May 15th, 2017
9 years in jail for Matthew D. Hazell

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After being found guilty on March 31, 2017 of attempted murder, attempted robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, Matthew D. Hazell was today, May 15, 2017 sentenced to nine years in prison by Justice Nicola P. Byer.

April 27th, 2017
Nelson Callwood sentenced; Danny Benjamin 2-year suspended sentence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It appears that new rules imposed by the Director of Public Prosecutions Kim Hollis QC, to have all sex offence cases tried in camera, is in effect practicing media censorship.

March 16th, 2017
St John man sentenced to 25 years for 2012 murder

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BELLE VUE, St John, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Superior Court Judge Michael C. Dunston sentenced Ralph Titre to 25 years in prison for the 2012 murder of Tiny Jah Jarvis, the USVI Department of Justice Public Media Officer Corliss Smithen announced Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

March 7th, 2017
USVI man gets 15 years without parole for gun possession

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Fifteen years without parole was the punishment meted out to Mario Emanuel for gun possession, [US] Virgin Islands Department of Justice Public Media Officer Corliss Smithen announced on March 6, 2017.

March 3rd, 2017
USVI man gets 24 mths for firearm possession

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) District Court Judge Raymond L. Finch, on Thursday March 2, 2017 sentenced 29-year-old Dwayne Wesselhoft to 24 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a drug user, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

January 7th, 2017
DR man gets 41 months in USVI prison for drug crime

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Estanislao De Jesus, 47, of the Dominican Republic, to 41 months’ imprisonment followed by four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Judge Gomez also ordered De Jesus to pay a $100 special assessment and perform 300 hours of community service.

December 20th, 2016
3 USVI residents sentenced in money laundering conspiracy

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- On Monday December 19, 2016, District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced three defendants for a money laundering conspiracy that operated from Los Angeles, California to St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced today, December 20, 2016.

December 18th, 2016
STT man sentenced to 6 months for assaulting police officer

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A judge sentenced Kiplin Chalwell to six months in prison for attacking and assaulting two men – one of them a police officer – about five months ago, the [US] Virgin Islands Department of Justice announced Friday, December 16, 2016.

December 9th, 2016
St John man sentenced to 25 years for stabbing woman to death

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Superior Court Judge Denise Francois sentenced Adisa Bertrand to 25 years in prison, with credit for time served, for the murder of Shantee Sievenwright, the [US]VI Department of Justice announced late Friday, December 9, 2016.

October 4th, 2016
Oliver J. Lewis given 3 1/2 years imprisonment for molesting 13-yr-old boy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI: Oliver J. Lewis, a Guyanese native and a security technical specialist who was found guilty in December 2015 of six counts of gross indecency with a 13-year-old boy, has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison.

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