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October 31st, 2014
Gun & drugs trial ends with 1 fined, 2 freed

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI - Justice was served for three of the four men accused of being involved in an alleged drug and gun find following a police sting operation at West End in 2012 when their trial came to an end yesterday October 30, 2014.

May 9th, 2014
Trial to proceed against Claxton & Plaza in Samurai sword assault

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John ruled yesterday, May 8, 2014 that a statement taken by Police from a mentally ill man who was allegedly assaulted could not be viewed as rational, hence it could not be considered as admissible in court.

April 22nd, 2014
UPDATE: VC unfit to testify in sword matter - Psychiatrist

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Dr Velon L. John is now set to rule on whether a trial will go ahead against accused men, Mustafa Claxton, 28, and Charles Plaza, 43, after a psychiatrist testified on the competence of the Virtual Complainant (VC) today, April 22, 2014.

January 30th, 2014
West End drug & gun trial stutters to a start

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The trial for three of the four men accused of being involved in an alleged drug and gun find following a police sting operation at West End nearly two years ago, began today, January 30, 2014 .

October 3rd, 2013
Men to go on trial for ‘samurai sword assault' matter in Nov.

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A trial date of November 6, 2013 has now been set for the two men who allegedly assaulted a youth over a missing samurai sword last December.

April 27th, 2013
UPDATE: Trial finally set for four in drug & gun matter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The trial is expected to finally begin after more than a year for the four men accused of being in possession of drugs and guns in April 2012.

April 23rd, 2013
UPDATE: Samurai sword assault matter postponed for July hearing

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two men accused of assaulting a man over a missing samurai sword had their hearing postponed to July when the case was called at the Magistrate's Court on April 22, 2013.

October 21st, 2012
“Desk hopping” files halt progress in drug & gun seizure trial

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Tamia Richards was critical of the delays caused in the trial of four men accused of gun and cannabis possession, citing the movement of files from desk to desk at the Director of Public Prosecution’s (DPP’s) office as a reason for the delays.

April 17th, 2012
Drug & gun seizure: Four offered bail!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The four men charged with gun and cannabis possession were granted bail this afternoon, April 17, 2012 when they made their first court appearance in the Magistrate’s Court.

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