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March 5th, 2015
Magistrate remands youth 'to protect society'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards was very concerned about the protection of the public when she made the decision to lock away 21-year-old Estervan Jefferson until his next scheduled court appearance on May 11, 2015 for his most recent brush with the law. He was on bail for other criminal matters.

March 5th, 2015
'My mother aint going jail'- Cordell O’Neal allegedly told cops

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a long day of needle point grilling of the first witness called by the Crown, Constable Kelleon London, yesterday, March 4, 2015 in the guns and ammunition case being heard in the Magistrate’s Court against some members of the O’Neal’s family; Mrs Irene Penn-O’Neal and Zubidah O’Neal. Shameek Grant was also jointly tried with the duo.

March 4th, 2015
1 cop cleared as Operation Lucan continues

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Shortly after the controversial Commissioner of Police Mr David Morris was dropped as one of the persons on the team investigating alleged corruption in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), one of the accused cops has been re-instated.

February 27th, 2015
‘Cordell was the clown of the family’ – Mr Otto A. O’Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Today February 27, 2015 was set for mitigation statements in the Magistrate’s Court before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards as Cordell O’Neal’s father Mr Otto A. O’Neal spoke of some unknown attributes of his eldest son.

February 27th, 2015
Mother collapses in court as son sent to prison

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was an emotional moment in the Magistrate’s Court at John’s Hole, Tortola today February 27, 2015 when a begging mother collapsed before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo.

February 27th, 2015
Caught in a crossfire? Matthew D. Hazell claims innocence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank receptionist Matthew D. Hazell was slapped with three charges; attempted murder, possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, when he appeared in court yesterday February 26, 2015 but maintained his innocence as his lawyer said that he was caught in a crossfire of bullets.

February 24th, 2015
UPDATE: Matthew D. Hazell charged with attempted murder/robbery

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said that based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Major Crime detectives today February 24, 2015 have charged Matthew D. Hazell, 23, of Paraquita Bay with attempted murder and attempted robbery.

February 24th, 2015
Kesron Agard charged with a child sexual offence - RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Police have nabbed yet another man accused of having sex with a girl under the age of 16 years as the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and Social Development and other local bodies seek to curb the rising cases in the Virgin Islands.

February 24th, 2015
Under Hon. Walwyn Prison challenges getting worse - 2013 HMP Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the growing voices saying that the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn has done nothing under his Ministry for three years, another of his portfolios is under fire for inaction.

February 23rd, 2015
Jamal Freeman gets stern warning from HC Judge Nicole Byer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One of the matters called in the High Court of the Virgin Islands on February 17, 2015 was an on-going matter of a case against a young man who is no stranger to the courts, Jamal Freeman and this time he received a stern warning from the Presiding Judge, Justice Nicole Byer.

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