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March 14th, 2021
Cannabis allegedly discovered in FedEx package @ Lower Estate

LOWER ESTATE, Tortola, VI- The plan of a person or persons to smuggle Cannabis via courier service FedEx was foiled by law enforcement authorities recently.

January 21st, 2021
One charged in connection with drug find @ Brandywine Bay

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI–One man has been charged with possession of drugs uncovered during a vehicle search on Tuesday morning, January 19, 2021, in the Brandywine Bay area.

January 14th, 2021
Gov’t seeking 'negotiation' of UK decision on 'Marijuana Bill'

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says more negotiations with the United Kingdom (UK) will have to be made over the Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020, as his administration is not fully clear on the way forward.

January 2nd, 2021
Nanny Cay woman receives suspected cannabis through mail

NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI – Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that a Nanny Cay woman was delivered what police suspect to be cannabis through the mail.

December 20th, 2020
Incoming package of cannabis intercepted @ TB Lettsome Airport

BEEF ISLAND, VI- A quantity of marijuana sent to the Virgin Islands via a FedEx package was intercepted at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on December 17, 2020, according to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online.

September 15th, 2020
2 arrested for cannabis, breach of curfew

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two men on Tortola were yesterday, September 14, 2020, granted station bail after they were allegedly found with a quantity of cannabis when confronted on separate occasions by officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on suspicion of breaching the curfew.

July 9th, 2020
VI can be a pioneer for natural medicine- Premier Fahie

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- “My life got saved to be the Premier of this country today through natural medicine. I am not saying that natural medicine doesn’t have its place. I will never say that, that’s ignorance, they both must co-exist,” said Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as he noted that he will be pushing for the Territory to capitalise on the healing and financial benefits of natural medicines.

July 8th, 2020
Cannabis may reduce deadly COVID-19 lung inflammation- Forbes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands seeks to capitalise on the rapidly growing medical marijuana industry with the passing of the Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020, on June 30, 2020, here comes more encouraging news that researches believe Cannabis can reduce deadly COVID-19 lung inflammation.

July 6th, 2020
Ex-educator found guilty of cannabis & ammo possession; Fined $4K

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo found an ex-educator guilty of having more than 100 grams of cannabis and possession of ammunition over six years ago.

July 1st, 2020
VI 'Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Act 2020' passes in HoA

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Having its third and final reading at around 22:30hrs yesterday, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), the controversial VI 'Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020' was passed with amendments.

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