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October 5th, 2017
Vessel seized on way to Dominican Republic with electronic items

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the Customs Department and other law enforcement authorities are tight-lipped, it is our newsroom's understanding that a few weeks ago a barge leaving Tortola to the Dominican Republic (DR) with electronic items and other goods was siezed by Her Majesty's Customs.

March 1st, 2017
‘Don’t always rush to slap on handcuffs’- Retired police officer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Advising based on his experiences back in the days as a police officer coming up through the ranks, retired Police Officer Mr James Winston Halliday implored present day Police Officers to be friendlier to the public and should consider more summonses rather than slapping on handcuffs on people suspected to have fallen afoul of the law.

February 23rd, 2017
‘Comply with the law & all will be well’- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "Comply with the law and all will be well." This is a simple message the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is trying to communicate to traffic offenders.

February 17th, 2017
Did police use excessive force to arrest motor scooter riders?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A video circulating on social media has raised the debate whether police used excessive force in reportedly arresting some motor scooter riders on Fishlock Road in Road Town today, February 17, 2017.

January 31st, 2017
Firearm & ammo seized in Nibbs Estate home

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – An early morning search carried out by officers of the Major Crime Team and the Immediate Response Unit on a residence in Nibbs Estate, Sea Cows Bay on January 31 2017 resulted in the seizure of a firearm and ammunition.

September 12th, 2016
‘Operation ‘Round Them Up’ yields five arrests on St Croix, USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- — A collaborative effort between the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (V.I.P.D.) and the V.I. Attorney General’s Office resulted in the arrest of five suspects said to be involved in various crimes, V.I.P.D. Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced late Saturday, September 10, 2016.

August 20th, 2016
UPDATE: 3 charged with firearm/ammo possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Three of the four arrested in a Police operation in the Pasea Estate area on August 18, 2016 were charged yesterday afternoon, August 19, 2016, according to the Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

August 3rd, 2016
Fight breaks out in East End Jouvert

EAST END, Tortola, VI- At least one person has reportedly been arrested following a fight during the East End Jouvert moments ago, August 3, 2016.

April 12th, 2016
UPDATE: One charged in cash find @ Nanny Cay

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has confirmed Virgin Islands News Online’s reports that a quantity of cash was uncovered in the Nanny Cay area on April 10, 2016.

January 27th, 2016
UPDATE: Leslie Smith charged for alleged firearm & ammo possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leslie Smith aka 'Bulldog' of Sea Cows Bay, Tortola, appeared before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo today January 27, 2016 charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.



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