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November 13th, 2020
Media denied chance to ask pressing questions @ drug bust press conference

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – At least one local journalist has publicly criticised the November 10, 2020, joint press conference hosted by Governor Augustus J.U Jaspert and Police Commissioner Michael B. Matthews to report on the territory's historic $250M drug bust.

November 12th, 2020
Skelton-Cline suspects ulterior motives behind press conference by Governor & CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio show moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says he suspects ulterior motives are surrounding the press conference hosted by Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert and Commissioner of Police, Michael B. Matthews, over the record-breaking $250M drug bust in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, on Friday, November 6, 2020.

October 31st, 2020
Gov Jaspert ‘in a difficult position’ to apologise – CoP Matthews

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – United Kingdom (UK) national and Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews says the Governor of the Virgin Islands, Mr Augustus J.U. Jaspert is in a difficult position to apologise for comments he made regarding the UK not paying reparations to the descendants of slaves in the VI.

October 14th, 2020
Police accused of 'terrifying' children with 'laser guns'

ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and its Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews are once again facing heat, after a mother claimed RVIPF officers illegally ransacked her family’s boat and property all while pointing 'laser guns' at her children.

October 10th, 2020
‘Officers don’t go out with intent to cause problems’- CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outgoing Commissioner of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Mr Michael B. Matthews has defended the conduct of his officers in the fields, following some public criticisms that the police on occasion, have been employing excessive force in the execution of duties.

August 26th, 2020
Persons blatantly advertising services requiring cross-border runs - Top CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Persons advertising services that require cross-border runs to the US Virgin Islands (USVI), even as the Territory has a strict COVID-19 border closure, could find themselves before the courts, Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews has said.

June 10th, 2020
Independent investigators hired in BVI Airways probe - Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), led by Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews, has enlisted the services of independent financial investigation experts to 'set the wheels in motion' for the criminal investigation into the failed BVI Airways deal.

May 23rd, 2020
'Seemingly overzealousness in officers to tase youths'- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Calling for mutual respect between the community and officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), ZBVI 780am 'Honestly Speaking' radio moderator, Claude O. Skelton-Cline says there appears to be a seeming overzealousness in officers to tase youths.

April 25th, 2020
Good Cop vs Bad? RVIPF Officers clash publicly over parking

PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI - Two officers from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) found themselves in a verbal spat, which almost turned physical over what was alleged bad parking by the entrance of the OneMart Supermarket in Purcell Estate.

April 3rd, 2020
'Comply & adhere to COVID-19 curfew terms' - CoP Matthews

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Since Friday, March 27, 2020, the Virgin Islands (VI) has been under a complete lockdown as a result of preventative measures taken against COVID-19 and now, according to Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews, when the new 14-day lockdown takes effect on Saturday, April 4, 2020, he expects everyone to comply.

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