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May 6th, 2018
'We shouldn’t damn somebody’s life for smoking a joint' - Hon Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Decriminalising marijuana in the Virgin Islands (VI) has been a topic voiced by many persons throughout the community especially Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), Minister for Education and Culture, who on numerous occasion called for amendments to the drug laws.

March 14th, 2018
Gov't exploring medical marijuana as 'revenue generator'- Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The controversial topic about whether the Virgin Islands (VI) should legalise marijuana came to the fore during the House of Assembly (HoA) on Thursday, March 8, 2018 when Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, stated that the government is looking into medical marijuana as a possible revenue for the VI.

January 11th, 2018
VI should not be jailing persons for marijuana- Magistrate Richard G. Rowe

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Personally, my view is that we ought not to be legislating…regarding what people take in to their own bodies of their own choice,” stated substitute magistrate Mr Richard G. Rowe as he expressed his opinion that the use of marijuana should not be a criminal act in the Virgin Islands (VI).

December 13th, 2017
Man nabbed with cocaine & marijuana in Long Bush

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Our senior sources in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have confirmed that a man was taken into custody on the night of December 12, 2017 for allegedly having in his possession a quantity of cocaine and Marijuana.

February 16th, 2017
'Woe be unto him who leads the flock astray'- Caller to Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Describing it as a source of deep “distress” one caller to the Speak Out BVI radio programme on ZBVI 780 AM, with Host Doug Wheatley, on Tuesday February 14, 2017 called for the candid man of the cloth, Bishop John I. Cline, to step down as a religious leader for his views on the controversial topic of marijuana legalisation in the territory.

February 14th, 2017
We can't leave discussions about marijuana alone anymore- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial topic about whether the Virgin Islands should legalise marijuana came to the fore today, February 14, 2017 and Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) believes the Virgin Islands can no longer shy away from the discussion.

February 6th, 2017
Alcohol more dangerous than marijuana- Bishop John I. Cline

‎ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outspoken clergyman, Bishop John I. Cline has said locking up persons for marijuana may not be the best way to go and has even suggested its legalisation in the Virgin Islands, commenting that if alcohol, which he believes is more dangerous, can be legalised so can marijuana.

December 20th, 2016
3 USVI residents sentenced in money laundering conspiracy

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- On Monday December 19, 2016, District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced three defendants for a money laundering conspiracy that operated from Los Angeles, California to St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced today, December 20, 2016.

December 13th, 2016
Woman arrested in USVI for trying to smuggle ‘ganja’ into prison

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A woman was arrested over the weekend for allegedly attempting to smuggle marijuana into the Golden Grove Correctional Facility for an inmate, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced late Monday, December 12, 2016.

November 14th, 2016
Prison officer allegedly tried to sneak ganja, phone into USVI prison

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A corrections officer in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) was on Friday November 11, 2016 detained by another corrections officer and later arrested by police at the Golden Grove Correctional Facility on St Croix after she was found to be in possession of prison contraband, to include marijuana, a cellphone and cellphone charger, as well as drug paraphernalia.



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