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March 10th, 2018
UPDATE: Report on police killing of Santo Y. Hernandez In!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Earlier today, Saturday March 10, 2018 after our newsroom published a story inquiring about the 3-month old investigation into the killing by members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) of Santo Y. Hernandez, Commissioner of Police Michael B. Mathews, who is believed to be overseas, made contact with our newsroom.

March 5th, 2018
‘Some officers have big mouths & will not keep things confidential’ – CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I’m well aware that I’ve had and still have a minority of officers who have got big mouths and they will not keep things confidential.”

February 28th, 2018
Zero Police CCTV cameras working; Are we serious about fighting crime?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As gun crime continues to skyrocket over the past two years in the tiny British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI) with less than 30 thousand people, some hard questions are being asked.

February 28th, 2018
Gun & large quantity ammunition seized prior to homicide

THREAD FALLS, Tortola, VI - Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Armed Tactical Team seized a gun and a large quantity of ammunition at a road check in Thread Falls within an hour of the report of gunshots in the Brandywine Bay area late last night.

February 22nd, 2018
CoP against curfew & heightened stop & search operations

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following an upsurge in gun crime in the Virgin Islands, many on social media have been calling for a return of the curfew lifted in December 2017 and for the police to heighten stop and search operations.

February 13th, 2018
'Once again a senseless killing & a silent community' - Michael B. Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) homicide team, in collaboration with the United Kingdom (UK) detectives, is working tirelessly to apprehend the suspects involved in the early morning shooting of February 10, 2018 and is pleading with the community for information.

February 2nd, 2018
RVIPF scenes of crime officers now IBIS trained

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Scenes of Crime are now trained to use the new Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS).

January 30th, 2018
Seized motor scooters will be crushed- CoP

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI – While the territory and more so the police are eagerly awaiting the return of regular sittings of the Magistrate’s and High Courts, there is a minimising of arrests for small matters; however, when it comes to the breaking of traffic laws, especially by scooter riders, a harsh measure is now being taken- to crush the seized motor scooters.

January 29th, 2018
‘I don’t trust the Police’ a worn out excuse- CoP Matthews

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- “There is real truth to the saying, ‘The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing,’” stated Commissioner of Police (CoP), Mr Michael B. Matthews as he renewed the call for persons with information relating to the double murder of November 22, 2017 to come forward in some way to help the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) solve the gruesome crime.

January 29th, 2018
RVIPF gets £1.2M from UK

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has received direct funding from the United Kingdom to assist in its operations, which were hampered following the hurricanes of September 2017.


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