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November 5th, 2014
Case dismissed against 3 in multi-million $ matter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John was left with no recourse but to dismiss today November 5, 2014 the case against three of the men implicated in the 2012 multi-million dollar drug bust which saw them walking free.

October 29th, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I feel like a new born child’ – Jomo Jack

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the face of the law at all levels a man is innocent until proven guilty and being behind bars for over two years for a crime that one would have maintained his innocence from the get go feels like injustice. This was the case of Jomo Jack who was implicated in a major drug bust by the Royal Virgin Island Police Force (RVIPF).

October 28th, 2014
UPDATE: Attn. Daniels cites embellishment & disingenuousness by Crown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Magistrate [Dr. Velon L. John] did not grant my client bail on his own recognizance as compared to the other defendants who were granted a $1K bail with signed surety. This is clear embellishment and disingenuous on the crown,” said Attorney at Law Mr Stephen R. Daniels.

October 27th, 2014
‎UPDATE: Jomo Jack & two others released on bail today

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While they were granted bail on October 24, 2014 it was only today October 27, 2014 that Jomo Jack, Gerry Freeman and Hugh Erickson were seen by the news site leaving the Magistrate’s Court exercising their bail liberties.

September 17th, 2014
Retrial of five in major drug bust starts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a battle of some of the prominent legal minds in the Magistrates’ Court yesterday afternoon when two lawyers presented a no-case submission to Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John arguing that there was no evidence submitted by the prosecution that links Jomo Jack to the conspiracy allegation surrounding Leon King.

November 15th, 2013
Exclusive: Jack & Erickson allege evidence of corruption in drug trial

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two men accused of being involved in a drug and money laundering conspiracy have contended that there have been errors in their trial and are alleging police corruption with claims of the removal of some of the evidence.

October 18th, 2013
Jomo Jack fails to secure bail for co-accused, ‘Chris’ in conspiracy trial

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In an unusual twist, drug conspiracy accused Hugh ‘Chris’ Erickson failed once again in a bid for pre-trial liberty after his co-accused, Jomo Jack, offered to represent him in the matter at the Magistrate’s Court today, October 18, 2013.

June 5th, 2013
Jomo Jack was followed since entering Territory - Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Detective Richard I. Taylor took the witness stand as the trial of five men accused of being involved in a drug and money laundering conspiracy continued before the Magistrate’s Court today, June 5, 2013.

June 4th, 2013
UPDATE: Cocaine was allegedly found in John’s apartment – Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The first of five witnesses gave testimony before the Magistrate’s Court today, June 4, 2013 in the matter of five men accused of being involved in a conspiracy to transport drugs and launder the proceeds of same.

March 21st, 2013
Freeman’s application for separate trial shot down in drug bust trial

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Gerry Freeman’s attempt to be tried separately before the Magistrate’s Court was unsuccessful yesterday March 20, 2013 after an application made by his attorney at law, Dale Hamilton, QC was denied by Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards.


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