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March 5th, 2020
Woman guilty of ramming man with vehicle, & breaking his ankle

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A jury panel returned with a guilty verdict for Josiah’s Bay resident Isabella Merton after she allegedly rammed a man with her vehicle and broke his ankle.

December 13th, 2019
Howe sentenced to 5 years 3 months for attempted robbery, assault

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Justice Ann-Marie Smith has sentenced Virgin Islands Belonger Mickhail Howe of Lower Estate, Tortola, to five years and three months for attempted robbery and assault of a female in 2018.

October 8th, 2019
High Court Jury’s list quashed due to lack of persons from Sister Islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Several major criminal matters before the High Court were adjourned to next year, following a decision by Justice Ann-Marie Smith to quash the jury’s list.

June 10th, 2019
Office of DPP struggling with backlog of cases

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI - Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Ms Kim Hollis QC has moved to clear her name and office, regarding what Opposition Member and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) called ‘excessive wait for prisoners on remand,’ even though the Office of the DPP has revealed that it has had a backlog of cases since 2017.

July 31st, 2018
VI Companies in ‘Landmark Victory’ after challenge to AG’s powers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands High Court on Thursday June 19, 2018, quashed decisions taken by Attorney General (AG), Honourable Baba Aziz, and a Magistrate, in what is being hailed as a landmark victory for Companies registered in the Virgin Islands (VI), and their rights to Privacy and Confidentiality.

July 17th, 2017
Wilfred M. Smith wins Round 1 against Gov’t in court

SLANEY, Tortola, VI- His father was Mr Wilfred W. Smith who is considered a national hero as he was alongside Mr Noel Lloyd and the Positive Action Movement in the struggle to return Wickham’s Cay to the people of the Virgin Islands.

June 22nd, 2017
Court of Appeal to Sit in the VI from July 10-14, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) or the Court of Appeal, which is headed by local daughter of the soil Chief Justice Dame Janice M. Pereira, will sit in the Virgin Islands jurisdiction next month.

June 16th, 2017
2 year suspended sentence for teenage sex offender

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A nineteen year-old man was spared spending time behind bars at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsum Ghut when he faced sentencing by High Court Judge Nicola P. Byer on June 15, 2017.

March 31st, 2017
UPDATE: Matthew D. Hazell found guilty

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Matthew D. Hazel, who was accused of attempting to commit an armed robbery at CIBC First Caribbean Bank and traded gunshots with a police officer back in February 2015 has been found guilty in the High Court of the Virgin Islands.

September 28th, 2016
Claude O. Skelton-Cline wins Round 1; Lawsuit against NDP continues!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was this news site that first and accurately reported that the contract for the former BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Managing Director, Claude O. Skelton-Cline, would not be renewed as it was blocked in Cabinet.

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