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May 9th, 2014
Trial to proceed against Claxton & Plaza in Samurai sword assault

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John ruled yesterday, May 8, 2014 that a statement taken by Police from a mentally ill man who was allegedly assaulted could not be viewed as rational, hence it could not be considered as admissible in court.

April 22nd, 2014
UPDATE: VC unfit to testify in sword matter - Psychiatrist

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Dr Velon L. John is now set to rule on whether a trial will go ahead against accused men, Mustafa Claxton, 28, and Charles Plaza, 43, after a psychiatrist testified on the competence of the Virtual Complainant (VC) today, April 22, 2014.

March 4th, 2014
Ganja not tested after nearly two years - Court hears

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After nearly two years, Police are yet to test the substance allegedly used to bring charges against Michael Lloyd, 57, of Brewers Bay.

January 7th, 2014
Police Officers AWOL from Court duties! – Crown Counsel

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Crown Counsel Herbert Potter alleged today, January 7, 2014 that too many officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force have been routinely skipping their court obligations.

December 19th, 2012
UPDATE: Belle Vue man gets 9 months for Criminal Trespass

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sherwin Fahie, 33, of Belle Vue was sentenced to 9 months in prison when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on December 17, 2012 after being convicted on the charge of Criminal Trespass.

August 29th, 2012
Man tells court weed not his; bedroom shared

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Donnell Blyden, who appeared before the Magistrate's Court charged with possession of cannabis and intent to supply yesterday August 29, 2012, denied ownership of the drug and stated that he shares the bedroom with other family members.

October 31st, 2011
Virgin Islander escapes prison time for hitting man in face

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Vincent Griffin, who hit a man in the face for allegedly setting him up to be robbed, escaped prison time because the Virtual Complainant (VC) was too drunk to appear in court this morning, Monday October 31, 2011 in the Magistrate’s Court.

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