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January 17th, 2021
Officers in largest drugs bust were ‘suspected’ of being corrupt – CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI -Outgoing Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews has revealed that the two officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) who were implicated and charged in the $250 million drug bust in the Balsam Ghut area in November 2020, were suspected of being corrupt.

January 13th, 2021
2 USVI police officers, National Guards held in US cocaine bust

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Two police officers from the St Thomas-St John District, a former [US] Virgin Islands Port Authority enforcement officer and other persons, including members of the USVI National Guard were caught in Florida's Opa-Locka County with over 300 kilos of cocaine, well-placed sources with knowledge of the bust have told the Consortium.

January 13th, 2021
Berserk man injures bank customer with rock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A customer of a bank in Road Town was reportedly injured and had to seek medical attention after he was hit with a rock thrown by a man who went berserk on Monday, January 11, 2021.

January 7th, 2021
Prison officer told to wear mask allegedly assaults bank security

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Several persons yesterday, January 6, 2021, were left frowning at the behaviour of an officer of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) who had allegedly refused to wear a mask to enter a business establishment and then reportedly assaulted a security officer.

January 6th, 2021
Burglars cart off cash register with $8 from VG bar

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI- A cash register with about $8.00 and an iPad were taken when burglars targeted the Butterfly Bar in North Sound, Virgin Gorda, on Sunday, January 3, 2021.

January 5th, 2021
8 arrested on New Year's Day in USVI for celebratory gunfire

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) proved it was serious about arresting individuals who shot celebratory gunfire into the air on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, arresting a total of eight suspects — four on St Croix and four in the St Thomas-St John District — while detaining a total of sixteen individuals.

January 4th, 2021
Man struck on head with baseball bat @ The Stickit

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- An argument between two individuals at The Stickit in Long Look, on the main island of Tortola on Sunday, January 3, 2021, resulted in one being taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital after he was struck in the head with a baseball bat.

January 3rd, 2021
Scooter rider rushed to surgery after collision with pickup truck

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - A Long Bay Caucasian male, had to be rushed to the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital and prepared for surgery, after his scooter collided with a Kia pickup truck on the Sir Francis Drake Highway at Duff's Bottom, Tortola, in the vicinity of the old car wash.

January 3rd, 2021
Police discovers spent shells in vicinity of HM Prison

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – Information coming into our news centre, is that police acting on an anonymous report have discovered a large number of spent shells in the vicinity of the HM Prison, in Balsam Ghut, Tortola.

January 3rd, 2021
USVI records first 2021 homicide on New Year's Day

VI CONSORTIUM

CRUZ BAY, St John, USVI - The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) has recorded its first homicide for 2021 on Friday, January 1, 2021, representing the first shooting to a death in the territory for the new year.

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