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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.

November 1st, 2019
RVIPF pleads with public to help solve October 2018 murders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is pledging confidentiality as it solicits the assistance from members of the public with information that would lead them to apprehend the killers in two unsolved murders and an attempted murder which occurred in October 2018.

November 1st, 2019
Locals granted $500K bail for $30.9M cocaine bust @ VG

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The two locals charged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in relation to a major cocaine bust at Virgin Gorda were granted bail in the sum of half a million dollars each when they made a first appearance at the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

October 30th, 2019
'There is a sex trade operating in the VI'- CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Commissioner of Police (CoP) at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Mr Michael B. Matthews, in admitting that an active sex trade exists in the Virgin Islands (VI), says while the force is cognisant of the industry, they are unsure about how to tackle it.

October 30th, 2019
2 locals charged in VG drug bust

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two persons from the Virgin Islands are among four persons charged in relation to the drug bust at Virgin Gorda on Sunday, October 27, 2019.

October 30th, 2019
Motorists can be charged up to 6 months after traffic offence - 'Super cop'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Many road users may not know that officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have up to six months to report and charge for traffic violations. And, according to well known traffic officer Glen Callwood aka 'Super cop', it is then up to the court to do its job and take further action.

October 29th, 2019
Jacqueline E. Vanterpool @ helm of RVIPF would be a 'fantastic story'- CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With Superintendent at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Ms Jacqueline E. Vanterpool having some 27 years of service under her belt and now a place in the UK College of Policing’s prestigious Strategic Command Course (SCC), many have been speculating whether she is being primed to become the next local Commissioner of Police.


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