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March 5th, 2018
‘Some officers have big mouths & will not keep things confidential’ – CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I’m well aware that I’ve had and still have a minority of officers who have got big mouths and they will not keep things confidential.”

February 25th, 2018
Let there be Peace

Sandra Phillip Hodge

In honour of the legacy and memory of Civil Rights champion Dr Martin Luther King Jr, I am persuaded to lend my voice to the call for Peace in this community. The Territory is hurting a bad toothache, like an old back pain; like a migraine headache. I hope you get the picture....Hurting like a "buss toe"....and when you "chook stick inna sore"...Uh Ohhh. (need I say anymore?)

August 31st, 2017
USVI homicide count rises to 43 for year as youth shot dead


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A man succumbed to his injuries after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds about his body in the Tutu High Rise housing community, also known as Ras Valley, in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) early Thursday, August 31, 2017.

June 26th, 2017
4 yrs of 'underspending' on Police has to be addressed- Gov Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor John S. Duncan OBE has asked for patience from the people of the Virgin Islands as the results of his recent historic move to exercise his reserved powers under the Virgin Islands Constitution Order 2007 to fund the police and other departments “will take time” to be seen.

November 18th, 2016
UPDATE: Estevan Jefferson identified as man shot to death in LL

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- Our newsroom and Team of Reporters around the Virgin Islands (VI) can confirm that the young man shot to death in Long Look early yesterday evening close to the Stickett is 24 year old Estevan Jefferson.

November 12th, 2016
UPDATE: Royer’s upper body bore multiple gunshot wounds- VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The death of Virgin Islander Myron Royer aka Sticky on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) is being treated as a homicide by the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

November 5th, 2016
Man who shot Dakeme Cheltenham still at large

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The shooter in the incident near UP’s Cineplex on October 29, 2016 that resulted in a young man receiving injuries is still at large.

October 15th, 2016
Paul Prentice murder trial continues in High Court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Paul Prentice, 21, of Duffs Bottom on the main island of Tortola, was sadly gunned down in the streets of Road Town on December 14, 2014, nearly two years ago.

August 29th, 2016
Homicide count for year now 47 in USVI


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) has updated the 2016 homicide count to forty-seven, 40 of which were shooting/stabbing-related, while 7 were vehicular.

August 24th, 2016
USVI Delegate to Congress wants Action Plan for gun violence


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett said in a statement on Tuesday August 23, 2016 that the US Virgin Islands should implement a territorial action plan in its efforts to curb gun violence, noting the high level of homicides that have persisted over the years, and the failure of piecemeal efforts by both public and private organisations to put a dent in it.


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