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January 10th, 2017
CoP to hold EE/LL Police/Community Impact Meeting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force will host a meeting at the Stickett in Long Look on Monday, January 16, 2017 to discuss the recent incidents of violent crime in the territory.

June 15th, 2016
We need to see more of new CoP - Radio show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A caller to last night's June 14, 2016 edition of Speak Out BVI has questioned the experience and capabilities of new Commissioner of Police Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews in the wake of a proliferation of high profile crimes in the territory.

May 30th, 2016
CoP – Community intelligence is key!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Commissioner of Police Michael 'Mick' Matthews believes the answer to catching the cowardly armed intruders that last Monday afternoon May 23, 2016 entered the home of a female resident in Mount Healthy area and made off with her valuables lies with the community.

May 5th, 2016
Nickera Smith case getting highest priority - RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- New Commissioner of Police Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews said that while the Nickera Smith murder case is being treated with the highest priority, he was not prepared to disclose how close investigators were to cracking the case.

May 4th, 2016
‘Elements of corruption will be rooted out’ - Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Newly sworn in Commissioner of Police of the Virgin Islands Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews said he is on a mission to root out corruption in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) though he said it is not the Force but elements of it that may be corrupt.

March 16th, 2016
New CoP to be here for Queen's Birthday celebration – Gov Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE has confirmed that new Commissioner of Police Michael 'Mick' Matthews will be in the territory in time for the annual Queen's birthday celebration in April 2016.

January 21st, 2016
New CoP Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews expected in April 2016

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- He may say in his defence that it was a play on words but after leading the public to believe that the man to replace David Morris at the helm of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) would not be from the United Kingdom, taken to mean by many a non-United Kingdom (UK) national, Governor John S. Duncan, OBE has announced that UK national Mr Michael Matthews is the new Commissioner of Police.

January 19th, 2016
Who will be the new Commissioner of Police?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After the United Kingdom appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE declared in a JTV Channel 55 ‘Spotlight’ interview with host Cromwell Smith aka Edju En Ka on Tuesday January 12, 2016, that a new Commissioner of Police has been identified and that he is not from the United Kingdom, our newsroom’s sources close to the selection process said it is left to be seen.

January 13th, 2016
New CoP will not be from UK- Gov Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is almost five months that the Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has been without a Commissioner following the departure of United Kingdom national David Morris in August 2015 and the subsequent snubbing of the post by Assistant Chief Constable for Sussex Police in the UK, Mr Robin Smith in October 2015.

November 1st, 2015
More than 20 from around the world interested in CoP position – Governor Duncan

WEST END, Tortola, VI – Governor John S. Duncan has weighed in on the issue of the replacement of the Commissioner of Police, saying that while it is a disappointment that English appointee to the position Robin Smith has ditched the position, there is still hope for a successor to David Morris.


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