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January 20th, 2020
CCTV Cameras to be restored ‘in coming weeks’ – CoP Matthews

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews said in a matter of weeks, the force will be fitting and restoring CCTV Cameras throughout the Virgin Islands (VI) as part of efforts to fight growing traffic violations.

January 18th, 2020
Police HQ stuck above RiteWay Pasea until March

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews says the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) will be spending another few months above the bakery at the Riteway Food Markets location in Pasea Estate, after a failed bid to move in December 2019.

January 18th, 2020
RVIPF cracking down on motorbike offenders, illegal ATVs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is cracking down on the illegal use of motorcycles and other type of vehicles such as the ‘All Terrain Vehicles’ (ATV’s) following an increasing amount of complaints over the illegal use such in the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 17th, 2020
'There needs to be separate test to licence bigger bikes' - CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Reiterating his calls for safer roads before bigger bikes, Commissioner of Police, Michael B. Matthews says robust requirements are needed with the introduction of bigger CC motorcycles in the territory.

January 4th, 2020
UPDATE: Police probing Paraquita Bay shooting

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - As was first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO), Police investigators have confirmed a late-night shooting that occurred last evening, Friday, January 3, 2020, in the Paraquita Bay area which resulted in one man being shot to the abdomen.

January 4th, 2020
US tourist dies near Guana Island

GUANA ISLAND, VI – Information coming out of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is that a US tourist died as a result of a marine accident that has also left a female seriously injured near Guana Island.

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).

January 2nd, 2020
'Clear reduction in robberies & firearm incidents' during festive season- CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Police at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Mr Michael B. Matthews has indicated that during the 2019 Christmas season, the force saw a reduction in robberies and firearm incidents as a result of strategic policing activity.

December 31st, 2019
More body cameras for RVIPF officers - SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Come 2020, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) with Commissioner of Police Mr Michael B. Matthews at its helm, hopes to equip more police officers with body cameras.

December 26th, 2019
Several charged for driving without licence & insurance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Arrests of unlicenced drivers dominated the Royal Virgin Islands Police (RVIPF) Arrest Blotter for the period, December 8 to 21, 2019.

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