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August 13th, 2018
Kevon S. Lettsome advocates legalising cannabis in the VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the legalisation of varying amounts of marijuana gaining traction across the world, with Canada being the latest country to join the list of nations decriminalising the ‘controversial’ plant, at least one young Virgin Islander is openly advocating the Virgin Islands (VI) consider going the same route.

June 28th, 2018
14 year-old among five busted with 'ganja' in 72 hours

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Five persons including a 14 year-old boy, from Hodges Creek, was recently charged with the unlawful possession of cannabis sativa (ganja/marijuana) in a 72 hour period, between June 20 and 22, 2018 last.

July 25th, 2017
Freeman & Vanterpool charged after loaded firearm seized

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police have charged two men in connection with a loaded firearm seized during a stop-search operation this morning, July 25, 2017.

September 18th, 2016
Desiree Creque found with ‘challice pipe’, grinder & cannabis- Court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards rejected a request to exclude from the criminal record the matter of possession of cannabis by Desiree Creque, who appeared before her on September 16, 2016 at the Magistrate’s Court in John’s Hole.

May 27th, 2016
Riel Charleswell charged with drugs, ammo possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Basketball coach and horse trainer/owner Riel Charleswell was said to have both denied and owned up to a quantity of vegetable matter suspected to be cannabis when Police witnesses testified yesterday May 26, 2016 in the Magistrate's Court.

April 16th, 2016
Jazz Freeman tried to evade cops on motor scooter - court told

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A 22 year old young man from Horse Path, Tortola, Jazz Freeman was yesterday April 15, 2016, released on bail when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Tamia N. Richards after he was caught by police allegedly with a small quantity of cannabis with a street value of less than $50.

December 3rd, 2015
Marijuana plantation uncovered on Virgin Gorda

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – In an operation last week, officers from the Virgin Gorda Police Station, along with a Special Investigations Team, uncovered a large marijuana plantation on Virgin Gorda.

March 27th, 2015
Kenyetta Boynes sentenced to 6 years, 7 months

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Kenyetta Boynes was this afternoon March 27, 2015 sentenced to a total of six years, seven months for gun, ammunition and narcotics charges when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court.

June 7th, 2014
Richard Whyte told to ‘Blow bubbles for fun!’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo yesterday June 6, 2014 told Richard Whyte that he should try blowing bubbles for fun when he felt the urge to use cannabis.

June 5th, 2014
Earl Sylvester drug trial starts in Magistrate’s Court today

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When Mr Earl Sylvester appeared in the Magistrate’s Court today June 5, 2014 before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo he was required to answer for a second time to the allegations that he was found with a quantity of controlled drugs on April 22, 2013.



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