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November 13th, 2019
Pay or go to jail- Magistrate tells VG man who assaulted woman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A man from Virgin Gorda has been told to pay a $1,000 fine two days before Valentine's Day, on February 12, 2020, or risk spending two months at Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut.

November 12th, 2019
9-year-old boy fatally shot in head in USVI


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- A 9-year-old boy was shot in the head and died shortly after on Monday night, November 11, 2019, the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) has confirmed.

November 12th, 2019
Man goes berserk in RT! Damages vehicles; Chases man with machete

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A man was taken into custody on suspicion of criminal damage and being armed with an offensive weapon when he allegedly went on a rage, slamming his vehicle into several others and allegedly arming himself with a machete to attack a resident in broad daylight in Road Town, Tortola, yesterday, Monday, November 11, 2019.

November 8th, 2019
USVI police officer pleads guilty to bank fraud


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the [US] Virgin Islands (USVI) announced on November 7, 2019 that [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Officer Yomont King pleaded guilty to two counts of bank fraud.

November 6th, 2019
Reggae singer ‘Maccabee’ found guilty of having proceeds of crime

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Beyond a reasonable doubt, Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards on November 5, 2019 found reggae singer Bradford J. Prince, also known as Maccabee, guilty of having proceeds of crime when he appeared before her virtually from Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, where he is on remand.

November 5th, 2019
Crime rate on the decline - CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Police Mr Michael B. Matthews says there continues to be a backlog in the local court system as a result of the hurricanes of 2017 and an increased number of processed criminals in the territory, even while pointing to an overall decline in the crime rate of the territory.

November 5th, 2019
Customs & Border Protection seized $44M in narcotics in USVI & PR


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a summary on November 4, 2019 of fiscal year (FY) 2019 border enforcement efforts in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands (USVI).

November 5th, 2019
RVIPF officers complete ‘close protection training’ in Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda– Eight officers from the Armed Response Unit of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have successfully completed a six-week Close Protection Training Course in Bermuda and, according to Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews, the training will equip the force to provide broader range of policing responses.

November 2nd, 2019
Pennsylvania duo sentenced for cocaine possession in USVI


ST. THOMAS, USVI - Ngoc Nguyen, 22, and Fendi Brooks, 26, both from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, were sentenced on Thursday for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

November 1st, 2019
Report on BVI Airways will be publicised ‘soon’- Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- His Excellency Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert has said members of the media and the public would soon be privy to the Auditor General’s report on the scandalous BVI Airways deal.


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