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March 22nd, 2020
Banco Popular closes VG branch 'until further notice'

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Less than 24 hours after a daring March 20, 2020 daylight robbery- where an undisclosed sum of cash was carted of by bandits at the Virgin Gorda branch of Banco Popular- the bank announced its decision to close the location "until further notice."

March 7th, 2020
RVIPF debuts 'year-long' police week 2020 celebrations

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) officially kicked off its 'Police Week' 2020 celebrations on February 2020 with an announcement that this year's celebration will run for an entire year, instead of the customary one week.

January 20th, 2020
CCTV Cameras to be restored ‘in coming weeks’ – CoP Matthews

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews said in a matter of weeks, the force will be fitting and restoring CCTV Cameras throughout the Virgin Islands (VI) as part of efforts to fight growing traffic violations.

January 18th, 2020
Police HQ stuck above RiteWay Pasea until March

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews says the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) will be spending another few months above the bakery at the Riteway Food Markets location in Pasea Estate, after a failed bid to move in December 2019.

January 18th, 2020
RVIPF cracking down on motorbike offenders, illegal ATVs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is cracking down on the illegal use of motorcycles and other type of vehicles such as the ‘All Terrain Vehicles’ (ATV’s) following an increasing amount of complaints over the illegal use such in the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 17th, 2020
'There needs to be separate test to licence bigger bikes' - CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Reiterating his calls for safer roads before bigger bikes, Commissioner of Police, Michael B. Matthews says robust requirements are needed with the introduction of bigger CC motorcycles in the territory.

January 16th, 2020
Computer & phones allegedly hacked @ Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the computer systems at the Dr. D. Orlando Smith Hospital and by extension, the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) were hacked which resulted in the hospital suffering from some system downtime and interruptions in its delivery of service to the general public.

January 14th, 2020
Walwyn ESHS wall investigation heading to DPP Office - CoP Matthews

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Police (CoP) at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Mr Michael B. Matthews says the investigation into the $1.6M Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) wall project commissioned by Myron V. Walwyn in 2016—while serving as Minister of Education under the National Democratic Party—has been completed and is now heading to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for further action.

December 31st, 2019
More body cameras for RVIPF officers - SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Come 2020, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) with Commissioner of Police Mr Michael B. Matthews at its helm, hopes to equip more police officers with body cameras.

November 5th, 2019
Crime rate on the decline - CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Police Mr Michael B. Matthews says there continues to be a backlog in the local court system as a result of the hurricanes of 2017 and an increased number of processed criminals in the territory, even while pointing to an overall decline in the crime rate of the territory.

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