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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.

September 27th, 2016
Danny Benjamin’s re-trial to start soon

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Danny Benjamin appeared before High Court Judge Nicola P. Byer yesterday September 26, 2016 as he prepared to once again face the course of justice, this time in a re-trial for wounding with intent.

July 20th, 2016
Matthew D. Hazell on $200k bail

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Matthew Darrel Hazell was today, July 20, 2016, granted bail in the sum of $200,000, of which $40, 000 must be paid in cash.

July 7th, 2016
Unanimous! Dion Stevens found Not Guilty of Manslaughter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was a tense moment for families from both sides at the High Court in Road Town, yesterday July 6, 2016 while they all waited for the verdict in the case brought by the Government against boat captain Dion Stevens.

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