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March 21st, 2019
Forged Documents lands duo in court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two men were recently charged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in connection with the utterance and possession of forged documents.

March 19th, 2019
Teen charged with four counts of burglary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Officers of the Criminal Investigations Department have charged Rockey Haripershad, 18, with burglarizing three businesses and attempted to burgle a fourth within close proximity to his place of residence in Purcell Estate.

March 18th, 2019
Two injured, two dead in USVI nightclub shooting

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI — Two people were injured and two died during a shooting incident late Sunday Night, March 17, 2019, in a St. Thomas nightclub, sources told The Consortium. The information was subsequently confirmed by USVIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte.

March 9th, 2019
Pedestrian killed after being struck by vehicle in St. Thomas

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI — A pedestrian has succumbed to injuries at the Schneider Regional Medical Center on Thursday night, March 7, 2019, after being struck by a vehicle earlier the same night, USVIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced today.

March 7th, 2019
Two charged in abduction/murder of Devern Stanley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Officers of the Major Crime Team at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) today charged two men in the abduction and subsequent murder of Devern Stanley aka “Snoopy”.

March 6th, 2019
Guyanese men sentenced following $71M cocaine bust

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today, March 6, 2019 that Neville Jeffrey, 70, Mohamed Hoseain, 66, Richard La Cruz, 51, and Mark Anthony Williams, 32, all of Guyana, were sentenced to 48 months, 36 months, 30 months and 27 months respectively for possession of cocaine on board a vessel, by District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on March 5, 2019.

March 6th, 2019
“Thanks to the criminal world” Police get state of the art canteen

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deceased former Chief Inspector, Wilson T. Sylvester, was yesterday March 5, 2019, bestowed another honour, as the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Recreational Facility was named for him; paid for with cash seized from criminals. “Thanks to the criminal world,” said Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews.

March 5th, 2019
‘Investigation into ESHS Wall continues’- CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following his devastating defeat in the 2019 General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI), many are questioning what will happen to the investigation launched by the Police into the $1.6M Elmore Stoutt High School Wall (ESHS) commissioned by former Legislator, Myron V. Walwyn.

February 28th, 2019
USVI resident indicted for not registering as sex offender

ST. THOMAS, USVI - On February 21, 2019, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Jeffrey Cole, 57, of St. Thomas, Unites States Virgin Islands (USVI) charging him with failing to register as a sex offender, US Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced.

February 26th, 2019
Feds arrest USVI boxer John A. Jackson for producing child porn

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI - John A. Jackson, 30, appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller for a preliminary and detention hearing after his arrest on Saturday, February 23, 2018, by Homeland Security Investigations for Production of Child Pornography, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

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