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February 20th, 2020
Nickera Smith murder: Wescott was last to speak to victim before she left home- court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Telephone records indicate that Ashan R. Westcott was the last person to speak to the late Nickera Smith of Hope Hill, when she left her family home for the last time alive.

February 19th, 2020
Ashan R. Westcott charged with murder of Nickera Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Four years after the murder of 22-year-old Nickera Smith, whose decomposed body was discovered at Hawkes Nest in March 2016, someone has been charged for the gruesome crime.

May 14th, 2016
Nickera Smith & the issue of national safety

By Dickson Igwe

Nickera Smith’s disappearance and murder are a lesson for these [British] Virgin Islands not to take safety and security for granted. There is a price to pay for national safety and it is called VIGILANCE. There is also a price to pay for a lack of vigilance and it is called INCREASED INSECURITY and CRIME. The fight against crime is not only a police effort. It is a community effort. It takes both law enforcement, and a vigilant, active, and informed citizenry to defeat crime.

May 5th, 2016
Nickera Smith case getting highest priority - RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- New Commissioner of Police Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews said that while the Nickera Smith murder case is being treated with the highest priority, he was not prepared to disclose how close investigators were to cracking the case.

April 28th, 2016
UPDATE: Body discovered @ Hawk's Nest identified as Nickera Smith- Relative

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Information just reaching our newsroom is that the body discovered at Hawk's Nest on the eastern end of Tortola on March 30, 2016 has been positively identified as that of 22-year-old Nickera Smith.

April 1st, 2016
UPDATE: Body of female discovered @ Hawk’s Nest yet to be identified

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The decomposing body recovered by police on March 30, 2016 at Hawk’s Nest on the eastern end of Tortola is yet to be identified, although police say they have been in communication with the family of Nickera Smith who has been missing since January 27, 2016.

March 12th, 2016
Nickera Smith still missing after 6 weeks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) gathered over 40 volunteers at the Red Cross building and other civic organisations early this morning, March 12, 2016 to conduct an extensive search for missing 22-year-old Nickera Smith.

February 10th, 2016
Search for Nickera Smith expands outside of the territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police have engaged law enforcers in the neighbouring territories as their search for 22-year-old Nickera Smith enters its second week.

February 1st, 2016
UPDATE: Male held for questioning in missing woman probe

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – According to sources close to the investigation of missing woman Nickera Smith, one person was held by police for questioning and subsequently released.


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