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November 29th, 2019
‘I’m unemployed with three kids’- man found with drugs tells court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A man caught with a quantity of cocaine and cannabis wants the court to be lenient on him during his sentencing because he is currently unemployed and has three children to maintain.

November 6th, 2019
Reggae singer ‘Maccabee’ found guilty of having proceeds of crime

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Beyond a reasonable doubt, Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards on November 5, 2019 found reggae singer Bradford J. Prince, also known as Maccabee, guilty of having proceeds of crime when he appeared before her virtually from Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, where he is on remand.

October 23rd, 2019
Gov't working on more drug intervention programmes - Hon Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), in addressing claims of high drug use in the territory, says his ministry is looking to combat the social issue through a number of early intervention programmes that can come into effect before full drug addiction kicks in.

October 21st, 2019
UPDATE: No arrests in cocaine seizure on vessel @ VG- RVIPF

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Four days after a significant amount of cocaine was seized on a vessel at Virgin Gorda, no arrests have made and police are seeking the public's assistance for information.

October 19th, 2019
Time to decriminalise marijuana in the VI - Karl M. Scatliffe

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Former President of the BVI Taxi Association and Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) Fourth District Candidate in the 2019 General Elections, Mr Karl M. Scatliffe, says it is time the territory follow international trends and decriminalise marijuana, however, there must be restrictions in place to prevent drug abuse from vulnerable groups.

October 14th, 2019
'There's a high use of drugs' in VI - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Without providing any solid statistics or research to back his claims, ZBVI 780am 'Honestly Speaking' radio show moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has declared that drug use amongst men and youths in the Virgin Islands is now at a staggering high.

October 4th, 2019
Sleeping men found with drugs get suspended sentence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Jariel Harrigan and Dillon Findlay, who were found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Drug with Intent to Supply to Another, were spared an immediate prison term when they appeared before Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo for sentencing on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

September 12th, 2019
USVI man was ‘testing’ new boat found with drugs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Gerard Hilaire claimed to be giving his new fishing boat a test run when he was caught heading to an undesignated port of entry on Tortola with illegal drugs.

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.


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