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May 19th, 2020
Woman to pay $3700 for pit bull attack in 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Lower Estate resident Samantha Penn has been fined $2,200 and ordered to pay compensation in the sum of $1,500 after her pit bulls attacked and injured a woman in 2018.

February 13th, 2020
Police officers had to 'run for their lives' after man allegedly sets 2 pit bulls on them

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Investigating Officer Constable Shamelle Matthew said the close proximity of the police cruiser was a welcome sight when two, seven-foot brown and black pit bulls with ‘muscles’ were allegedly let loose by Aubrey Daniel of Duffs Bottom, Tortola, and instigated to attack officers responding to a domestic dispute at his home.

January 25th, 2020
Dog owner arrested after pit bulls mauled 84-year-old man

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI - The owner of seven pit bull dogs—five of which viciously attacked an 84-year-old man in his own yard last year in Clifton Hill—was arrested on some four months following the incident that almost killed the victim, identified by family as Gladestone Alexander Simon, Sr.

September 5th, 2019
Elderly man mauled by pit bulls in own yard in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— A man in his eighties was “losing a lot of blood” and clinging to life on Wednesday night, September 4, 2019 after being viciously attacked by five pit bull dogs that rushed him in his own yard in St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI).

December 6th, 2013
This Week We Feature Young Professional Jarrel ‘Jay’ Rhymer

By Cathy O. O. Richards

Dogs are indeed man’s best friend, whether it be a poodle, a German Shepherd or a pit-bull, which is a special breed of dog that is beginning to become a favourite among dog lovers, including here in the Virgin Islands. Pit-bulls do not exist in large numbers in the VI, according to one VIslander who you can safely say knows a mountain about pit-bulls and other pets. He is our young professional for this week, Mr Jarrel ‘Jay’ Rhymer.

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