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January 20th, 2020
Dr Rawle R. Hannibal loses court appeal against BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Political figure and businessman Dr Rawle R. Hannibal recently suffered another loss in his civil suit against the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) for medical negligence.

January 17th, 2020
Jury Act an ongoing travesty of justice- R. Dancia Penn-Sallah QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “There is an ongoing travesty of justice in this country, and it is that of the jury system. The Jury Act of 1914 is contrary to the rule of law; it is a violation of the constitution and all principles of democracy that we still have that Jury Act on our books. I speak for the profession when I make a call for a very urgent rectification of that.”

November 10th, 2016
NDP ignores court deadline on Claude O. Skelton-Cline’s legal matter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The legal battle between the former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Claude O. Skelton-Cline and the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government continues.

March 22nd, 2016
Devin Maduro & DeShawn Stoutt eligible for parole after @ least 30 years

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Justice Vicki Ann Ellis yesterday March 21, 2016 ruled on the parole eligibility of convicted murderers Devin Maduro and DeShawn Stoutt and the pair will have to spend between 30 and 35 years behind bars before being eligible for parole.

March 21st, 2016
Another mistrial in ‘Tiger’ Hodge murder case

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Supreme Court Justice Vicki Ann Ellis today March 21, 2016 declared a mistrial in the case of the murder of Daren Allen ‘Tiger’ Hodge.

September 22nd, 2015
DDP appeals to Gov't to make legislative reform a priority

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has mounted a call to the government of the Virgin Islands to take seriously and act with expediency on matters relating to criminal justice legislation.

September 21st, 2015
Lawyers challenged to improve working relationship

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “Justice cannot be served where attorneys do not speak to each other, do not take each other’s phone calls, do not respond to correspondence in a civil manner or at all and it is in fact hampered when colleagues cannot rely on commitments made and when trust is breached.”

September 17th, 2015
Right to fair trial must not be sacrificed for ratings- Justice Vicki Ann Ellis tells media

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Ms Tamia N. Richards and Justice Vicki Ann Ellis earlier today, September 17, 2015, challenged the media and online bloggers to be conscious of their responsibilities in protecting the judicial systems.

November 11th, 2014
UPDATE: Tranquille wins case against CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Justice Nicole Byer has today November 11, 2014 ruled and her decision came in favour of Police Officer (PO) Mr Nicholas Tranquille who had taken the Commissioner of Police (CoP) Mr David Morris to court for reversal of rank.

October 7th, 2014
New charge against Sherman Williams

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – At the opening of the October Assizes today October 7, 2014 at the High Court of the Virgin Islands the Court heard that the trial of Jevon Demming and Sherman Williams will be the first to be tried commencing on Thursday October 9, 2014.


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