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February 12th, 2020
Bill allowing USVI police to 'Stop & Frisk' persons held in Committee

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The US Virgin Islands (USVI) law enforcement community cheered the intent of lawmakers who proposed a specific “stop-and-frisk” policy for peace officers, but questioned whether the bill was necessary, which led to the measure being held in committee.

January 2nd, 2020
Premier Fahie's private bodyguards replaced by RVIPF officers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the security of Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1)—that was handled by a private firm—has now been taken over by ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

June 3rd, 2019
HoA boosts security with screening of ‘gallery viewers’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) today, June 3, 2019, implemented new security measures to screen persons seeking to enter the Gallery of the House Chambers to view the proceeding.

February 4th, 2019
ESHS on lockdown; Unknown persons after students

PASEA ESTATE, Road Town, Tortola, VI - Word reaching our news centre from teachers and students, is that the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) in Pasea Estate is on security lockdown.

April 24th, 2018
Commercial burglaries on the rise- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Officers of the Criminal Investigation Department are actively investigating a number of commercial burglaries in Road Town and Wickham’s Cay II area and are asking the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals responsible.

April 19th, 2018
7 months later working conditions under West End tent has worsened

WEST END, Tortola, VI - It was our newsroom who first and accurately brought the shameful conditions of civil servants working under an open tent at West End in our December 28, 2017 article.

March 1st, 2018
'Things would be different if tourist or white person is shot'- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) and social commentator commends Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert and Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, for having a joint press conference to address security and crime, he believes that they need to be aware that there is a sense of fear and security should be made an immediate priority.

February 28th, 2018
Zero Police CCTV cameras working; Are we serious about fighting crime?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As gun crime continues to skyrocket over the past two years in the tiny British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI) with less than 30 thousand people, some hard questions are being asked.

February 23rd, 2018
'We are taking forward plans to improve security'- Gov Augustus J.U. Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Below is a statement released today, February 23, 2018 by Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert on security of the Territory.

February 18th, 2018
'Journey to recovery not a sprint but a marathon'- Dr Robert A. Mathavious

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the Virgin Islands has seen much progress since the hurricanes of September 2017 ravaged the islands, there are many who still feel much more can be done, especially by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government.

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