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June 13th, 2019
16-yr-old male charged for alleged sexual intercourse with girl under 13

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A 16-year-old male is before the courts for allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse with a girl under 13 years of age.

June 12th, 2019
Fact or fiction? Boat headed to DR with large amount of $$ allegedly intercepted

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on May 28, 2019 that our newsroom received several calls from persons wanting to know why we didn’t publish a story about a small boat containing large amount of cash being intercepted while on its way to the Dominican Republic from Tortola, Virgin Islands.

June 12th, 2019
USVI man set to take plea deal in rape trial shot dead

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— One of four men arrested in 2017 for his involvement in the East End Rape incident that rocked St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) was found shot to death inside a house in Frederiksted at about 10:38am on Tuesday June 11, 2019, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte confirmed to The Consortium.

June 11th, 2019
VI man pleads guilty to firearm possession in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A citizen of the Virgin Islands, who was involved in a vehicular accident in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in March 2019 was found with an illegal firearm and has since pleaded guilty to the offence.

June 10th, 2019
Office of DPP struggling with backlog of cases

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI - Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Ms Kim Hollis QC has moved to clear her name and office, regarding what Opposition Member and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) called ‘excessive wait for prisoners on remand,’ even though the Office of the DPP has revealed that it has had a backlog of cases since 2017.

June 9th, 2019
Community Policing collapsed in aftermath of 2017 hurricanes- CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Community policing, or community-oriented policing, is a strategy of policing that focuses on building ties and working closely with members of the communities.

June 8th, 2019
27-year-old riddled with bullets in STT

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— The body of a man was discovered in Coki Point, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) Thursday night, June 6, 2019 after concerned residents reported the firing of gunshots in the area, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has confirmed to The Consortium.

June 4th, 2019
Woman arrested for smuggling contraband into HMP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A woman was arrested and charged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for allegedly smuggling prohibited items into Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola.

June 4th, 2019
Man sentenced to 19 years for tossing boy off mall balcony

DAILY HERALD

NEW YORK- A man who admitted hurling a 5-year-old boy off a third-floor balcony at Minnesota’s Mall of America was sentenced to 19 years in prison on Monday.

June 3rd, 2019
DR men found with fake VI visas ordered deported

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on Wednesday November 14, 2018 that three men from the Dominican Republic were sentenced to 10 months at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, after they were found with passports containing fake [British] Virgin Islands visas.

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