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February 12th, 2018
'Tourism product, economy & safety under threat by crime'- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "Post Hurricane Irma has unmasked a few weak areas in our national security that needs urgent review and attention through adequate funding among other immediate measures. Failure to adequately fund our only front line security agency, our police, will result in the significant damaging of our Tourism product, our economy and our overall safety in our beloved Virgin Islands."

December 15th, 2017
UPDATE: VI's curfew to end December 22, 2017; Governor threatens public

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It appears the Virgin Islands’ is moving back to becoming a civilised and democratic society after being one of two countries on earth with a curfew.

November 16th, 2017
As of November 16, 2017 curfew stays the same for next 14 days

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party Government through its Cabinet agreed on Wednesday November 15, 2017 to keep the three-month old curfew in place for another 14 days.

June 5th, 2017
Mugshots of 'Persons of Interest' in USVI Watergut homicide revealed

VI Consortium

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST. Croix, USVI — The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department on Monday afternoon released the mugshots of two men the force is classifying as persons of interest in the Watergut homicide that occurred on Sunday.

April 5th, 2017
Stricter background checks for expats needed- Speak Out BVI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A call for stricter background checks on persons entering the territory is one suggestion to reducing crime in the Virgin Islands (UK).

March 17th, 2017
The declining Virgin Islands moral culture

Dickson Igwe

The callous murders of Kendoy Penn, Nickeria Smith, Alston Penn and Ashburn A. Dawson point to a community that has compromised its moral culture. The question is asked: has the Virgin Islands sold its soul to Mammon?

March 11th, 2017
UPDATE: Ashburn A. Dawson is man shot to death in Road Town

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Our newsroom can now confirm that immediate family members have been adequately notified of the fatal shooting last night, March 10, 2017.

December 14th, 2016
Public’s assistance sought in identifying man

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is continuing to seek information from the public particularly about those incidents involving the use of a firearm and is asking witnesses to any of the incidents or persons with information to come forward and provide that information.

April 26th, 2016
Public's assistance sought in robbery of couple

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - RVIPF Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance with any information into the robbery of a couple which took place outside the Struggling Man establishment on Saturday morning April 23, 2016.

February 28th, 2016
Bill on DNA tests after arrests heads to Gov Kenneth E. Mapp

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Receiving lauds from the full [US] Senate, a bill mandating that DNA tests be conducted on persons charged for felony, misdemeanor sexual assault and violent crimes  — even if they have not been convicted of said crimes — will become the territory’s new standard if signed into law by Governor of the US Virgin Islands Kenneth E. Mapp.





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