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December 5th, 2017
VI & Honduras the only 2 countries on earth with a curfew!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A curfew was first imposed on the Virgin Islands (VI) on September 10, 2017, four days after Hurricane Irma brought death, destruction, homelessness and panic in the streets for food and gasoline.

November 27th, 2017
‘Missteps in past coming home to roost’- Hon Fraser on crime

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the murder rate here in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) reaching an unprecedented 10, with one more month still to go in 2017, Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has gone a step further than condemning the gun violence by proposing solutions to the problem.

June 9th, 2017
USVI man allegedly batters, robs woman

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) man accused of battering a woman and stealing her belongings has been arrested and charged with robbery, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced Friday, June 9, 2017.

February 18th, 2017
Violence against Bermudians

Thomas C. Famous

“What transpired in Bermuda last Friday was disheartening to see and unacceptable. Let me be very clear, I don’t condone the violence that occurred against our citizens and was deeply troubled by what occurred.” – Premier Michael H. Dunkley December 4, 2016.

February 8th, 2017
Protesters & police clash in Dominica

ROSEAU, Dominica- The usually quiet Tuesday evening in the capital Roseau, turned into a scene straight out of a movie when hours following a public meeting and demonstration organised by the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP), demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, turned chaotic on February 7, 2017.

December 3rd, 2016
Protest turns violent in Bermuda over airport deal

HAMILTON, Bermuda - Two British Overseas Territories, the Virgin Islands (VI) and Bermuda, are going down the same path regarding the construction and extension of a new airport and runway.

June 14th, 2016
St Croix nightclubs now being patrolled by police

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Nightclubs on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) are now being patrolled by officers of the Virgin Islands Police Department, a move that the force hopes will diminish crime — many of which occur after these establishments shut their doors.

October 28th, 2015
US to investigate officer-pupil clash in South Carolina

BBC NEWS

The US justice department is looking into why a female pupil in South Carolina was pulled from her desk by an officer and dragged across a classroom.

September 6th, 2015
State of emergency declared following shootings on St Croix

ST THOMAS SOURCE

Retaliation. Retaliation. Retaliation.

And it did not stop Saturday. As reporters gathered at Government House for a press conference with acting Gov. Osbert E. Potter concerning the tide of violence that had spread across St. Croix, reports came in of another shooting that had just taken place on Queen Mary Highway near the red light by St. Croix Central High School – another car riddled with bullets, another young man hit by several bullets and in serious condition.

August 3rd, 2015
Brazil police 'killed hundreds' in Rio - Amnesty

BBC NEWS

Campaign group Amnesty International says Brazil's military police have been responsible for more than 1,500 deaths in the city of Rio de Janeiro in the last five years.

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