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September 16th, 2019
VI Rugby team held scoreless in DR

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic- The Virgin Islands were blanked by Dominican Republic when the two teams met in a Rugby Americas North (RAN) North Cup fixture at Saint George School Ground in Santo Domingo on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

July 28th, 2019
Young VI footballers reach Power League final in DR

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic- A team of young aspiring footballers represented the territory in the Power League Championship held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from July 4-7, 2019.

July 21st, 2019
BVI defeated by DR in final of ‘Battle of the Fittest’

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten, WI- BVI Bayside Blazers found the Dominican Republic a force too tough as they surrendered their title to their Spanish-speaking opponents in the final of the 6th annual ‘Battle of the Fittest’ Basketball Tournament in Philipsburg, St Maarten last night, July 20, 2019.

July 20th, 2019
BVI Bayside Blazers reach final of ‘Battle of the Fittest’ in St Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten, WI- BVI Bayside Blazers are through to the final of the 6th annual ‘Battle of the Fittest’ Basketball Tournament in Philipsburg, St Maarten after beating hosts Dutch St Maarten for the second consecutive night.

July 16th, 2019
BVI defeated by DR @ ‘Battle of the Fittest’ Basketball in St Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten, WI- In their toughest battle to date, BVI Bayside Blazers lost to Dominican Republic at the 6th annual ‘Battle of the Fittest’ Basketball Tournament in Philipsburg, St Maarten on July 15, 2019.

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.

October 5th, 2017
Vessel seized on way to Dominican Republic with electronic items

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the Customs Department and other law enforcement authorities are tight-lipped, it is our newsroom's understanding that a few weeks ago a barge leaving Tortola to the Dominican Republic (DR) with electronic items and other goods was siezed by Her Majesty's Customs.

June 15th, 2017
DR man pleads guilty in USVI to possession of firearm by illegal alien

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Cristian Lopez-Moncion, 35, of the Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty today in federal court on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) to possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.

January 7th, 2017
DR man gets 41 months in USVI prison for drug crime

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Estanislao De Jesus, 47, of the Dominican Republic, to 41 months’ imprisonment followed by four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Judge Gomez also ordered De Jesus to pay a $100 special assessment and perform 300 hours of community service.

November 19th, 2015
DR man pleads not guilty to possession of ‘armour piercing’ weapon

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One of the four Dominican Republic (DR) men allegedly held with an illegal firearm on July 1, 2015, Moises Ovalles Almonte, pleaded not guilty to the charge of possession of a prohibited weapon before Senior Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo yesterday November 18, 2015.

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