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August 14th, 2019
'Blog, but you also have to be responsible' - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While urging citizens to desist from negative behaviours in cyberspace, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that once the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Amendment Act 2019 passes, Government will track down persons disseminating damaging and libellous content online.

August 13th, 2019
FBI agents descend on Epstein’s island, raid property

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Days after billionaire pedophile Jeffrey E. Epsfein’s death by apparent suicide in a New York jail cell, federal authorities descended on Little St James in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) searching his private island for further evidence.

August 12th, 2019
No major incidents @ 2019 Festival Week - CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the packed 2019 Emancipation festival week now history in the Virgin Islands (VI), officials are reporting successes on all fronts amidst minor challenges in the execution of this year’s activities.

August 10th, 2019
Jeffery E. Epstein found dead in cell, suicide suspected

VI CONSORTIUM

MANHATTAN, New York, USA - Jeffery E. Epstein, the billionaire with deep ties in the US Virgin Islands facing charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls, was found dead in his cell, Today, August 10, 2019, multiple U.S. and international news media organisations, including BBC and ABC News, have reported.

August 8th, 2019
USVI resident sentenced for failing to register as sex offender

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Jeffrey Cole, 57, of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), was sentenced on Monday August 5, 2019 on his conviction for failing to register as a sex offender, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

August 4th, 2019
29 confirmed dead as mass shootings rock US

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Two mass shootings within a day of each other on the US mainland have rippled through the country.

August 3rd, 2019
Child sexual abuse fueling VI's social ills - Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the proposed Computer Misuse & Cyber Crime Amendment Act 2019 heading to a Select Committee of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) ahead of its third and final reading, Second District Representative Hon Melvin M. Turnbull aka 'Mitch' says he supports all increases in penalties for sexual crimes against minors.

August 3rd, 2019
Ex-cop gets 61 years for double homicide

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI - Francis Williams, the former police officer found guilty for the murder of two of his colleagues, Officer Lesha Lammy, 30, and Kai Javois, 28, was sentenced to 61 years in prison for his crimes by VI Superior Court Judge Harold Willocks.

August 2nd, 2019
Stiffer penalties for cybercriminals in the VI - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – During the second reading of the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Amendment Act 2019, on August 1, 2019, at the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said the new legislation brings proposals for stiffer penalties with regards to the protection of minors in the territory and the protection of user data.

July 31st, 2019
Two ‘exiled’ gay Vincentians challenge ‘buggery’ & ‘gross indecency’ laws

CARIBBEAN NEWS NOW

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — On Friday, July 26, 2019 two gay men filed court proceedings to challenge St Vincent and the Grenadines’ “buggery” and “gross indecency” laws, which criminalise homosexuality.

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