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May 3rd, 2020
‘I am not going after the $$, I want the boat’- Acting DPP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards has said under the Customs Management and Duties Act the dinghy used to smuggle US Virgin Islands (USVI) resident Bryan D. Bolan into the Virgin Islands (British) on April 3, 2020 by Tambu Frett, is liable to forfeiture.

May 1st, 2020
'Newton hearing' in Tambu Frett case as Crown & Defense reach stalemate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The sentencing hearing for Mr Tambu Frett, who previously pleaded guilty to Illegal Entry, Breach of Curfew and Smuggling, was delayed again today, May 1, 2020, in the Magistrate’s Court after the Crown and the Defense could not come to an agreement on a report introduced during mitigation that implicates Mr Frett as a person frequently engaged in smuggling for profit.

May 1st, 2020
'I will send a message of deterrence!'- Tamia N. Richards to curfew breakers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior Magistrate Ms Tamia N. Richards has vowed to send a message to persons like Tambu Frett of Little Dix Hill, East End, who was caught breaking a curfew order put in place due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

March 23rd, 2020
After nearly 7 yrs man sentenced for escaping HMP to go for walk

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Close to seven years after Andrew Angus Penn escaped from Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut to go for a walk, he has finally been sentenced for the offence.

March 16th, 2020
Human rights violation matters 'will affect our ability to be paid'- Tamia N. Richards

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “These matters will affect our ability to be paid when the state continues to pay out money to defendants in custody for obvious breaches of their human rights.”

March 12th, 2020
‘I made a silly mistake; I’m not a criminal!’- Ugandan caught with undeclared $$

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Ugandan man caught smuggling $23,241 inside his suitcase and footwear at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island on March 5, 2020, has told the court he is not a criminal.

December 6th, 2019
“I ain’t selling no more land to pay lawyers’- Father of 9 facing drug charges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Father of nine, David Straker has told Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards he is not willing to sell any more of his real estate to pay lawyers to defend him.

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.

November 19th, 2016
Fmr Police Officer Joel Gumbs guilty of assaulting daughter

ROAD‎ TOWN, Tortola, VI - Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards convicted former Police officer Joel Gumbs for the 2014 assault of his daughter.

October 20th, 2016
Ex DPP Wayne L. Rajbansie lashes out @ Media & Magistrate Richards

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While his contract was not renewed as Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and he is still in the Virgin Islands as a consultant to the Ministry of Health and Social Development, Trinidadian Wayne L. Rajbansie is still making the news.


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