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February 18th, 2020
Constable challenging CoP for not promoting him to Sergeant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A constable, Mr Nicholas Tranquille, of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is now suing the force, and by extension Commissioner of Police Mr Michael B. Matthews in his capacity as head of the RVIPF, for failure to promote him to a higher rank.

January 23rd, 2020
Motorcyclists, including a 17-year-old, among latest arrests by police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At least two motorcyclists were recently arrested and charged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for various offences as police clamp down on motorcyclists breaching the law.

January 15th, 2020
UPDATE: Murder accused Andraes Norford had escaped HMP after Irma

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Andraes Norford, the St Kitts national charged for the murder of a man days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the Virgin Islands had escaped Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) following the hurricane and allegedly used the opportunity to commit the heinous act.

January 2nd, 2020
Premier Fahie's private bodyguards replaced by RVIPF officers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the security of Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1)—that was handled by a private firm—has now been taken over by ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

January 2nd, 2020
'Clear reduction in robberies & firearm incidents' during festive season- CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Police at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Mr Michael B. Matthews has indicated that during the 2019 Christmas season, the force saw a reduction in robberies and firearm incidents as a result of strategic policing activity.

December 23rd, 2019
Beware of the ‘demon’ this Xmas season – CoP Michael B. Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With road accidents being recorded daily by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews has commented there are “far too many road accidents” and appealed to drivers to be extra cautious especially during the holidays when much drinking takes place.

November 28th, 2019
'Increased patrols' for businesses this Christmas season - CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Police (CoP), Mr Michael B. Matthews says the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is primed and ready for the 2019 holiday season with heightened police presence and will also target criminals in highly 'vulnerable' areas.

November 12th, 2019
Man goes berserk in RT! Damages vehicles; Chases man with machete

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A man was taken into custody on suspicion of criminal damage and being armed with an offensive weapon when he allegedly went on a rage, slamming his vehicle into several others and allegedly arming himself with a machete to attack a resident in broad daylight in Road Town, Tortola, yesterday, Monday, November 11, 2019.

November 5th, 2019
RVIPF officers complete ‘close protection training’ in Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda– Eight officers from the Armed Response Unit of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have successfully completed a six-week Close Protection Training Course in Bermuda and, according to Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews, the training will equip the force to provide broader range of policing responses.

October 30th, 2019
'There is a sex trade operating in the VI'- CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Commissioner of Police (CoP) at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Mr Michael B. Matthews, in admitting that an active sex trade exists in the Virgin Islands (VI), says while the force is cognisant of the industry, they are unsure about how to tackle it.

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