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August 20th, 2018
Governor Jaspert to rescue; removes Treasury from West End make-shift tent!

WEST END Tortola, VI - Residents and Public Officers—from the Customs, Immigration, Treasury and the Ports Authority at the West End Ferry Terminal—describe the poor working conditions, as shameful, and embarrassing.

June 28th, 2018
A hot & sweaty welcome @ Road Town Ferry Dock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Ports Authority, hence the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI), re-opened the Road Town Ferry Terminal in the middle of May 2018, after Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed the building in September of 2017.

April 11th, 2017
More than a dozen illegal immigrants detained @ Biras Creek

BIRAS CREEK, Virgin Gorda, VI – Police with the assistance of Customs and Immigration Officers yesterday afternoon, April 10, 2017 detained a number of illegal immigrants at Biras Creek in Virgin Gorda.

June 4th, 2016
Jaime Scatliffe allegedly entered VI illegally; had undeclared $48K

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Jaime Scatliffe appeared before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo yesterday June 3, 2016 charged with landing in the territory without leave of immigration officer, failing to declare monies over $10,000 and for having suspected proceeds of criminal activity.

February 7th, 2015
Orlando Bonnick behind bars for smuggling

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards remanded to prison 27 year old Orlando Bonnick who is accused of being engaged in smuggling activities.

December 10th, 2014
UPDATE: Customs & Imm. did well @ Lobster Fest – Mr Rhodni A. Skelton

SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI – “We only had one boat that came up from the USVI and Customs and Immigrations did a great job of clearing them,” said Chairman of the Anegada Lobster Fest Mr Rhodni A. Skelton in giving a summary report of the events of on the island held two weekends ago to this news site.

March 6th, 2014
Another local targeted this time Dean Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Human Resources has emerged with allegations against Deputy Commissioner of Customs, Mr Dean Fahie arising from an alleged human smuggling operation where the Virgin Islands (VI) was used as a point of entry for Brazilian nationals en route to the United States of America (USA).

August 19th, 2013
Customs/Police operation leads to arrests for money laundering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Two men were charged over the weekend for failing to declare monies after $100,000 was found on a cargo vessel.

July 4th, 2013
RVIPF, Customs, crew of HMS Lancaster engage in exercises

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Officers from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and HM Customs were engaged in a live exercise today with the crew from the HMS Lancaster.

April 7th, 2013
JVD Action Committee repairs Great Harbour Dock

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – The JVD Action Committee continues to show its worth through deeds and proactive engagements as were undertaken yesterday, April 6, 2013.



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