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May 5th, 2020
‘I just got a ride’- Man found in vehicle with loaded firearm

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Vincentian Corey Butler, 33, claims he was hitching a lift with his friend, Guyanese Damian Hooper, 23, when police uncovered a loaded firearm beneath a mat where he occupied inside the vehicle on April 28, 2020.

May 4th, 2020
$55k bail for men allegedly found with loaded firearm

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The two men jointly charged after police found a loaded firearm in the vehicle they were in during a routine traffic stop near the Road Town Roundabout on April 28, 2020 were both given bail when they made their first appearance at the Magistrate’s Court on May 4, 2020.

April 29th, 2020
2 men charged following firearm & drug find

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The two men held after a loaded firearm and marijuana were found following a traffic stop by police at the roundabout in Road Town, Tortola, on April 28, 2020, have been formally charged.

February 4th, 2020
4-day trial begins for trio allegedly found with firearm, ammo, drugs & $$

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The four-day-trial against Sea Cows Bay residents Gregory Alleyne Jr and Kervis Collis Rhymer, along with high court employee and girlfriend of Alleyne, Alisma Wheatley, has started at the Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin.

March 7th, 2018
Selvin Chinnery sentenced to 8 years in prison

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards today, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 sentenced Selvin Chinnery, 47, to 5 years in relation to unlawful possession of firearm and possession of 3 rounds of ammunition.

December 13th, 2017
Curfew breaker Shakeel Pondt found with gun in waist; Pleads guilty

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Shakeel Pondt, 31, who was found with a gun in his waist, ammunition and cocaine on September 10, 2017 was remanded to prison on December 12, 2017 to await sentencing.

December 3rd, 2015
Explosives found @ home of couple that killed 14 in california

BBC NEWS

The attackers who killed 14 people and wounded 21 at a social services centre in California had an arsenal of weaponry in their home, police said.

November 29th, 2013
Jerome Allen found guilty on arms & ammo charges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Mr Jerome Allen, who was accused of importing arms and explosives into the territory in 2011, has been found guilty on all charges.

December 14th, 2012
UPDATE: Cayman Premier- “I Have Done Nothing Wrong and I Shall Not Be Resigning”

By the Caribbean Journal

Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush has issued his first public statement since his arrest Tuesday on suspicions of corruption, maintaining his innocence and vowing not to yield to increasing public pressure to step down.

August 2nd, 2012
UPDATE: King gets 30 months on firearm & landing charges, court to seize vessel

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Three men of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), who were charged for illegal entry and possession of fire arm and explosives, were sentenced today August 2, 2012, at the Magistrate’s Court, where the alleged captain of the boat Camille W. King, 33 of St. Thomas, received 30 months that is to be served in Her Majesty’s Prison, while his crew members Germaine O. Bell Jr., 22, of St. Thomas and Kimo Inniss, 21 of St. Croix, received 8 months each.

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