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June 10th, 2020
PR boat captain & Indonesian fishing crew held in VI waters with large catch

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Local authorities have held a boat captain from Puerto Rico and his crew of Indonesians who were allegedly in Virgin Islands waters with close to 8,000 pounds of fish in their vessel.

June 10th, 2020
USVI police arrest man seen throwing Molotov cocktails @ monument

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Police on Monday night, June 9, 2020, arrested 19-year-old Taylor Hasson of Grapetree Bay, St Croix, US Virgin Islands, on a Superior Court warrant in connection with the July 2019 incident where at least two men -- one of them Hasson -- were seen on video throwing Molotov cocktails at the Point Udall monument to ignite fires.

June 10th, 2020
Independent investigators hired in BVI Airways probe - Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), led by Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews, has enlisted the services of independent financial investigation experts to 'set the wheels in motion' for the criminal investigation into the failed BVI Airways deal.

June 8th, 2020
4 arrested & released following ammo find on JvD

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- Where are the guns for a large cache of ammunition found at a home on Jost van Dyke is a question on the minds of investigators on the sister island.

June 7th, 2020
Hon Wheatley holding emergency meeting to tackle crime on VG today

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- In response to the spate of crimes on Virgin Gorda of recent, Ninth District Representative and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley will be holding an emergency meeting to discuss “solutions to this threat” at 5:30pm today, Sunday, June 7, 2020.

June 5th, 2020
Speedy’s among 2 business establishments broken into on VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Two prominent business establishments on Virgin Gorda were hit by burglars on the evening of June 4 and the morning of June 5, 2020, adding to a series of robberies on the Sister Island of recent.

June 4th, 2020
Rudy J. J. Vanterpool remanded for gun & ammo possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A local construction worker on Virgin Gorda was remanded to prison when he made an appearance at the Magistrate’s Court in John’s Hole, Tortola, today, June 4, 2020, on several charges, including unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition and breach of curfew.

June 4th, 2020
All 4 sacked officers in George Floyd's killing now charged

CNN

The former Minneapolis Police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck was charged on Wednesday with a new, more serious count of second-degree murder, and the three other officers on scene during his killing were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

June 3rd, 2020
Gambler robbed during curfew hours in Carrot Bay

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- The old saying “who don’t hear, will feel” can be aptly applied to yet another man who was robbed during the time he should have been at home adhering to the 7:00 pm – 5:00 am curfew in place for the entire Virgin Islands.

June 2nd, 2020
Trio held for guns & drugs appears to have ‘strong underworld connections’- Court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In spite of the duo from the Dominican Republic held on guns and drugs charges not having previous convictions in the Territory, Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards said the evidence is painting a picture of a joint enterprise with Virgin Islands belonger and businessman Korrey Stoutt.

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