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September 12th, 2018
Another St Lucian gets top Job in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has announced that Saint Lucian native, Shawn Innocent, has been appointed as a full-time Magistrate for a period of six months, with effect from September 3, 2018.

January 11th, 2018
VI should not be jailing persons for marijuana- Magistrate Richard G. Rowe

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Personally, my view is that we ought not to be legislating…regarding what people take in to their own bodies of their own choice,” stated substitute magistrate Mr Richard G. Rowe as he expressed his opinion that the use of marijuana should not be a criminal act in the Virgin Islands (VI).

April 14th, 2014
Fmr Magistrate Charmaine R. Rosan-Bunbury awaits return to office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Three years ago Former Magistrate Charmaine R. Rosan-Bunbury was removed from office as the Crown had taken legal action against her but a tribunal had in May 2012 found no wrongdoing on her part and had advised that she be returned to office. Up to today that order has not been carried out.

February 10th, 2014
Exclusive: Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John says online report is false!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: While the talk of Road Town for the last week has been the scandalous ports berthing agreement signed between the National Democratic Party Government and two cruise lines [Disney Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Lines] that some alleged has sold out the birth rights of taxi and tour operations, lands on Whickhams Cay, undermined craft alive and left many unanswered questions another article has been gaining the attention of the local internet class on the World Wide Web.

December 29th, 2011
$400 fine for failing to comply with police order

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Refusing to follow a simply police order could turn out to be very costly and even embarrassing as in the case of Mr. Cedric Lastic of Horsepath, who appeared in the Magistrate’s Court recently on charges stemming from him parking on a sidewalk, refusing to move his vehicle from the said location and refusing to give his name to police.

November 19th, 2011
Hundreds bid farewell to Cecil Dawson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Hundreds turned out this morning Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the Road Town Methodist Church to bid farewell to former sports enthusiast and Magistrate, Cecil Dawson.

November 18th, 2011
Teacher accused of squeezing student’s buttocks to know fate in 2012

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – An Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) teacher accused of groping a female student in May will know his fate when Magistrate Tamia Richards makes her decision on January 8, 2012.

November 10th, 2011
Special sitting for liquor licenses on Dec. 1

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Licensing Magistrate will hold a special sitting for the hearing of applications for the issuance of new and renewed Liquor Licenses on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Magistrate’s Court in John’s Hole.

November 3rd, 2011
Magistrate's Court offices closed on November 7

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Government Information Service (GIS) press release is informing the public that all cases scheduled for hearing at the Magistrate’s Court both in John’s Hole and Prospect Reef on Monday, November 7th 2011, will be adjourned to a later day due to the holding of General Elections in the Territory.



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