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August 28th, 2019
Police ready to combat looters this hurricane season

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commissioner of Police Mr Michael B. Matthews has assured that the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is primed and ready for any type of crime or looting that may occur should a catastrophe hit the territory this hurricane season.

February 1st, 2018
Look who is back! Radio personality ‘Gadiethz’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Our roving cameras caught up with popular and controversial radio personality Mr Paul A. Peart aka ‘Gadiethz’, who is back in the Territory.

November 22nd, 2017
Police officer Jermaine Brewley charged for looting-related offence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police have officially charged a serving police officer with a looting-related offence.
Police Constable Jermaine Brewley, a VIslander, appeared today, November 22, 2017 before the Magistrate’s Court held at Road Town Police Station, charged with handling stolen goods.

November 15th, 2017
'No point in state of emergency before Hurricane Irma' - Premier Smith

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - The day after category 5 hurricane Irma destroyed the territory, there was widespread looting of many businesses. Then, His Excellency Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert declared a state of emergency where the UK military and the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) officers were called upon to maintain law and order.

November 9th, 2017
‘I did not loot after Hurricane Irma; I can return to VI’- Radio host Gadiethz

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Speaking today November 9, 2017 exclusively to Virgin Islands News Online from his new home in Philadelphia, United States of America (USA), popular radio personality and International Morning Ride Show host Paul A. Peart aka 'Gadiethz' has broken his silence on the allegation of looting and his immigration status.

October 25th, 2017
Looters damaged what Hurricane Irma spared - Business owners

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The following days after Hurricane Irma caused total destruction to the territory, some persons saw this as an opportunity to loot whatever they could from stores and other places of business.

October 20th, 2017
Curfew hours now 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM- Governor Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - His Excellency the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert announced today, Friday October 20, 2017 that the ongoing curfew will be further relaxed.

October 14th, 2017
Guns in residents face! Are British Police using excessive force on curfew?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on September 6, 2017 that Category 5 hurricane Irma smashed into the Virgin Islands (VI), leaving death, devastation, homelessness, and panic in the streets for gasoline and food.

October 5th, 2017
Vessel seized on way to Dominican Republic with electronic items

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the Customs Department and other law enforcement authorities are tight-lipped, it is our newsroom's understanding that a few weeks ago a barge leaving Tortola to the Dominican Republic (DR) with electronic items and other goods was siezed by Her Majesty's Customs.

September 25th, 2017
UPDATE: Alleged looters granted bail

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Seven persons appeared before Magistrate's Court last Friday, September 22, 2017 charged with burglarising at BVI Communications in Port Purcell after they were caught attempting to loot the premises.

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