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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


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.

October 16th, 2015
Alberto Rosa De La Rosa guilty of manslaughter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "Guilty as charged" was the unanimous verdict of the jury body in the manslaughter High Court trial of accused ‎Alberto Rosa De La Rosa aka Pi Yoyo‎.

September 25th, 2015
Home burglaries on the rise in the VI- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police are asking homeowners to be vigilant in securing windows especially those out of public view in light of a recent upsurge in burglaries.

July 18th, 2015
The vulnerable African American male

By Dickson Igwe

The following story is a narrative on African American society. It is the last of a series on criminality and deviance in the black inner city area of the USA. The story describes the research sociologists’ use of the low income US Black Neighbourhood and Inner City, as a model of study on crime and deviance in black community.

June 8th, 2015
Gun related & other crimes must be tackled' – Ms JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The promotion of sustainable job opportunities for youth has been underscored as one the main issues that must be addressed to significantly reduce crime in the Virgin Islands (VI), especially gun related crimes.

June 7th, 2015
Keeping youth occupied will reduce crime- Sharie B. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- She may be just 24 years of age but Sharie B. de Castro, the youngest candidate in the 2015 general elections of the Virgin Islands, continues to demonstrate a maturity beyond her age and that she has what it takes to be a competent representative in the Third House of Assembly.

February 10th, 2015
Still no Gun Legislation-another NDP broken promise!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When they campaigned in the 2011 general elections the National Democratic Party (NDP) told the people of the Virgin Islands that it would work to reduce crime and bring to Parliament gun legislation to address the proliferation of crime on the streets associated with guns.

December 19th, 2014
UPDATE: Kenyetta Boynes remanded on gun, ammo charge!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Kenyetta Boynes was today December 19, 2014 remanded to prison when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards to answer to the charge of unlawful possession of a prohibited weapon, ammunition and unlawful possession of 16.8 grams of a controlled drug.

November 11th, 2014
‘No plans to close W.E. Police Station’ – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of National Security Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith yesterday November 10, 2014 confirmed that it is not the Government’s intention to permanently close the West End Police Station but to repair it as soon as it is possible to do so.


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