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January 29th, 2018
‘I don’t trust the Police’ a worn out excuse- CoP Matthews

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- “There is real truth to the saying, ‘The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing,’” stated Commissioner of Police (CoP), Mr Michael B. Matthews as he renewed the call for persons with information relating to the double murder of November 22, 2017 to come forward in some way to help the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) solve the gruesome crime.

September 4th, 2017
Majority of VI would vote against independence- Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many elected members and even some of their supporters continue to sound the trumpet of independence, former long-time president of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Mr Carvin Malone has suggested that they are wasting their time since if it was allowed to go to a referendum, the majority of the Virgin Islands would vote against it.

June 17th, 2017
'Not everybody trusts the Police Commissioner'- CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As crime in the Virgin Islands continues to sky rocket within the past six years, 2017 alone having a record number of murders, with 1 per month, the Commissioner of Police (CoP) Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews has been on a public relations offensive.

March 15th, 2017
Man accuses female officer of wanting to be a ‘Supa Cop’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Several persons have complained that officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are making it hard for murders and other types of crime to be solved because they cannot be trusted.

January 13th, 2017
‘You can’t come into community with heavy hand’- Cromwell Smith to Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A talk show host has suggested that in order for the police to regain the trust and assistance of the community in fighting crime, they should take a “social worker” approach and not go into communities with “a heavy hand.”

January 13th, 2017
VI not as ‘safe anymore’- Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A case for a comprehensive and enhanced strategy for policing has been made.

June 17th, 2016
Criminals taking advantage of lack of Police presence - talk show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Where are the Police foot patrols in the city?” This is the question that a caller to the Speak Out BVI radio talk show asked on Tuesday June 14, 2016 when he called into the live programme.

November 7th, 2015
Hillary, likeability, and trust

By Dickson Igwe

Favourable Demographics, voter likeability, and voter trust, are three crucial factors for political success in the Western democracy model of the 21st Century.

December 11th, 2011
DCP Morris: Public is co-operating with police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Members of the public are coming forward with information to help the police nab criminals because of their willingness to work with the police in curbing criminal activities in the Virgin Islands (VI), opined Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) David Morris in an exclusive interview with Virgin Islands News Online on Friday, December 9, 2011.



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