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December 16th, 2018
Jamaican prison cook arrested in Police sting operation

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Word reaching Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) from senior law enforcement officials, is that a cook who works at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut on the main Island of Tortola, has been arrested by Police in a sting operation.

December 3rd, 2018
4 Guyanese plead guilty to 3,769kg cocaine possession


ST. CROIX, USVI - United States Attorney, Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today, December 3, 2018, that Mohamed Hoseain, age 70, and Richard La Cruz, age 51, both of Guyana, pleaded guilty on November 28, 2018, in federal court to possession of cocaine on board a vessel.

April 28th, 2018
Take drugs or race men: IAAF to women with high testosterone levels

PRETORIA, South Africa- Some female runners with naturally high testosterone levels will have to race against men or change events unless they take medication, under new rules issued by athletics' governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

January 5th, 2018
'Tough on drugs' lawyer appointed US District Attorney for USVI


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— United States Attorney General Jeff B. Sessions on January 4, 2018 announced the appointment of Gretchen C.F. Shappert as Interim United States Attorney for the US Virgin Islands (USVI) pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 546, which provides that “the Attorney General may appoint a United States Attorney for the district in which the office of United States Attorney is vacant.”

October 5th, 2017
3 JVD men held with illegal drugs in SCB

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Three Jost Van Dyke males were charged with drug offences yesterday, October 4, 2017, following a police operation in the Sea Cows Bay area the previous night.

July 21st, 2016
Four arrested in drugs & ammo find

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police executed two search warrants early this morning, July 21, 2016.

June 7th, 2016
Illegal drugs on flight still an issue for LIAT- Egbert M. Riley

BEEF ISLAND, VI - LIAT Airlines said it will continue to strive to ensure that illegal drugs do not get on its flights, however, this is dependent on the personal conviction and integrity of its own staff along with the effectiveness of airport security.

May 27th, 2016
Riel Charleswell charged with drugs, ammo possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Basketball coach and horse trainer/owner Riel Charleswell was said to have both denied and owned up to a quantity of vegetable matter suspected to be cannabis when Police witnesses testified yesterday May 26, 2016 in the Magistrate's Court.

May 2nd, 2016
Legalise the ‘weed’ in the VI - Jamal S. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Well respected local attorney at law Jamal S. Smith raised eyebrows in the High Court when he said the Virgin Islands (VI) has some of the highest grade of cannabis sativa in the world and this is why he is against the importation of the drug while being a proponent of its legalisation.

April 12th, 2016
UPDATE: One charged in cash find @ Nanny Cay

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has confirmed Virgin Islands News Online’s reports that a quantity of cash was uncovered in the Nanny Cay area on April 10, 2016.


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