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August 14th, 2014
'Crimes down!' – says Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith said that crime has gone down in the Territory as a result of the progress of the Government, in response to a question put to him by an Opposition member of the House today August 14, 2014.

June 26th, 2014
Crime a rising concern in VG – Resident

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – The issue of safety and security has become a growing concern of residents of the Virgin Gorda Community of late as they have been noticing a rise in criminal activities there.

March 6th, 2014
D’Nae Daniel calls for unity to stop crime

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The extent of crimes in the Virgin Islands (VI) is obviously something that has not only seen the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and other adults affected but also the very young minds of society, little D’Nae being one of them.

July 24th, 2013
CoP Morris concerned about spate of armed robberies

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Acting Commissioner of Police, Mr David Morris acknowledged that he was concerned about the current state of crime and security within the Territory in general and specifically in relation to a recent spate of petty thefts and armed robberies.

May 29th, 2013
VI may face travel advisories with rising crime – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Douglas Wheatley has warned that travel advisories for persons visiting the Virgin Islands may be on the horizon given the alleged current trend in crime and gang related problems that face the Territory.

May 24th, 2013
CRIME in the VI!

By Donald E. de Castro- “too old to be intimidated”

Theft is the taking of another person’s property without their permission or consent with intent to deprive them of it. The word is also used as an informal shorthand term for some crimes such as burglary, embezzlement, larceny, looting, robbery, shoplifting, and fraud. These are all crimes and when one encourages and assists another in committing these acts that is also a crime. As the saying goes, “the harbourer is just as bad as the thief”.

April 4th, 2013
Neighbourhood crime watch launched in Brewers Bay, signs erected

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI -Efforts to make Brewers Bay and surrounding communities safe from crime and vandalism are now in high speed as signs are now in placed to let visitors and community members know that the residents are on the watch for would-be criminals.

March 27th, 2013
Draft Youth Policy is ‘living document’ – Youth Policy Committee Chair

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Youth Policy Committee appointed to submit a draft document for the National Youth Policy, Ms Drusilla F. Fahie, has described the draft policy document as a ‘living document’ that should have the ability to change with time in an effort to be truly representative of the Territory’s youth.

November 21st, 2012
Police want better relationship with Hispanic community – Ag. Commissioner

EAST END/LONG LOOK Tortola, VI – In response to a query about reaching out to the local Hispanic community, Ag. Commissioner of Police David Morris has expressed that measures are being made to once again engage with this section of the population.

October 17th, 2012
More firearm possessions in latest Police arrests

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Police have released a new list of arrests that occurred between October 7-13, 2012 that continue a worrying trend of gun possessions in the Territory. Below is the detailed list of arrests.


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