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April 6th, 2012
Six months for ‘Dudu Man’ found in woman’s bedroom

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Courtney Fahie aka Dudu Man, who allegedly stormed into the bedroom of a woman armed with a knife late last year, was sentenced to six months in prison when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on April 5, 2012.

April 4th, 2012
High Court rules Martin, Weekes eligible for parole

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- High Court Judge Rita Olivetti has ruled that convicted murderers Lynn Mervin Weekes and Jerry Martin, who are still serving life sentences, are capable of being rehabilitated and eligible for parole.

March 27th, 2012
HLSCC messenger sentenced to 12 months in jail

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The former H. Lavity Stoutt Community College’s (HLSCC) messenger, Febby Merry, accused of stealing $69,859 from the institution was sentenced to 12 months in prison this morning March 27, 2012 in the High Court.

March 21st, 2012
"Blade” found not guilty!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- (Posted: 2:30pm) Basil Prescott aka "Blade", who was charged with allegedly being armed with an offensive weapon and wounding with intent, was today March 21, 2012 found not guilty of all the charges in the High Court.

March 18th, 2012
Crown may put Bob Hodge’s local charges on hold

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Given the fact that Senior Magistrate Valerie Stephens has ruled in favour for an alleged mastermind in a 13 year drug trade to be extradited to the United States, the Crown will now have to assess the local charges laid against Earl ‘Bob’ Hodge.

March 14th, 2012
Machete wielding man offered $6K bail

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A man, who allegedly threatened to kill a bar patron with a machete in March 2012, was offered $6,000 bail by Senior Magistrate Valerie Stephens when he appeared in the court yesterday afternoon, March 13, 2012.

March 8th, 2012
Drug yet to be analyzed in $2.8M drug bust

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The purity test for some $2.5M worth of cocaine is yet to be done in the case involving Lester DeCastro, self employed mechanic and Isaac Caena, who are facing drug related charges.

March 6th, 2012
Ferry gun ammo find: Crown in discussion with lawyers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Crown and defense are in discussion to take a certain course of action regarding the two men implicated in the firearm and ammunition bust aboard a vessel belonging to Smith’s Ferry Service on August 11, 2011.

February 27th, 2012
Penn’s lawyer seeking a stay for his retrial!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The lawyer retained in Andre Penn’s case – a former legislator who allegedly molested his guardian – is seeking a stay on his retrial citing the abuse of process.

February 23rd, 2012
“Dog face” comment sends man on alleged assault spree

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A man, who allegedly hit his child mother and an officer over a “dog face” comment via text, is expected to stand trial in the Magistrate’s Court on April 27, 2012.

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