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May 17th, 2013
UPDATE: Sasha Hodge acquitted on criminal proceeds charge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Court dismissed charges against Sasha Hodge today, May 17, 2013 and Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards instructed that the defendant was free to go after several delays occurred in delivering the decision in her trial.

March 19th, 2013
UPDATE: Alleged change in legal fee leaves JVD man uncertain of rep.

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Crown expressed that it was not ready to proceed with the assault matter for Dean Callwood today, March 19, 2013 as priority had been given to two earlier matters scheduled for hearing today.

December 19th, 2012
UPDATE: Belle Vue man gets 9 months for Criminal Trespass

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sherwin Fahie, 33, of Belle Vue was sentenced to 9 months in prison when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on December 17, 2012 after being convicted on the charge of Criminal Trespass.

October 8th, 2012
Lengthy plea fails to win bail for attempted choker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Drew Farrell had his hopes of receiving bail dashed after a desperate and lengthy plea given in his own defence when he came before the Magistrate’s Court on October 5, 2012 charged with criminal damage and attempting to choke.

October 3rd, 2012
Drug accused inmate complains of injustice

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Tiffern Henley, an inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) at Balsum Ghut, aired his concerns about delays in his trial when he appeared before Magistrate Tamia Richards yesterday, October 2, 2012.

July 30th, 2012
Peace programme successful in helping abusive VI men – Magistrate Richards

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Evidently, domestic abuse and disputes between a man and woman, husband and wife, are very prevalent in the communities and homes of the Virgin Islands (VI), and in efforts to mend those relationships, when brought before the Magistrate’s court, those partners are asked to attend and participate in a local programme dubbed ‘Partnership for Peace’ (PFP) which is seen as a successful programme in the court’s eyes, namely Magistrate Tamia Richards.

July 18th, 2012
Accused request for passport to shop in St. Thomas denied

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Isaac Ragnauth, who is facing charges for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, appeared at the Magistrates Court today, July 18, 2012 where his request to have his passport to travel to St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, to shop for his business was denied.

June 22nd, 2012
Wife wants assault charge dropped against husband!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The wife of a Free Bottom resident, who allegedly assaulted her during a dispute over a laptop last year, wants the case dismissed because of the effect it has on their children.

May 31st, 2012
Man allegedly caught with cannabis for July 25 trial!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Kasim Benti, who allegedly had over 100 grammes of cannabis with the intention of supplying it to another, is expected to stand trial on July 25, 2012 in the Magistrate’s Court.

May 28th, 2012
Soon to be father sent to prison for 12 months

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A soon to be father, who allegedly supplied cannabis to others to help generate revenue to offset his expenses, will spend the next 12 months in prison.



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