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August 8th, 2018
Man held with 'Gun' in Road Town Tramp

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While the Road Town, '2018 Rise and Shine Tramp,' was peaceful, Police did take a male into custody on the morning of Monday August 7, 2018 around 7 AM.

February 28th, 2018
Gun & large quantity ammunition seized prior to homicide

THREAD FALLS, Tortola, VI - Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Armed Tactical Team seized a gun and a large quantity of ammunition at a road check in Thread Falls within an hour of the report of gunshots in the Brandywine Bay area late last night.

December 29th, 2017
UPDATE: Purcell robbery victim was hit with a gun; $$ taken- Police

PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI - Police have confirmed Virgin Islands News Online’s first reported story that a man was robbed in Purcell Estate, Tortola on December 23, 2017.

December 13th, 2017
Curfew breaker Shakeel Pondt found with gun in waist; Pleads guilty

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Shakeel Pondt, 31, who was found with a gun in his waist, ammunition and cocaine on September 10, 2017 was remanded to prison on December 12, 2017 to await sentencing.

September 2nd, 2017
Guns for police is a question for CoP- Augustus J. U. Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During a press conference with media houses on Tuesday August 29, 2017, His Excellency Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert was questioned about arming the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and the matter of tackling crime in the Virgin Islands.

May 21st, 2017
Guilty! Masa on Gun, Smith for beating stripper over 'short' service time

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The missed radio and social network personality Ramoamasagana ‘Masa’ Pemberton has been found guilty of keeping an unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

December 16th, 2016
Masa trial: ‘Bystander’ led Police to gun & ammo- Court told

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Ramoamasagana Pemberton aka Masa had another day in court on December 13, 2016 and listened as a police officer told the magistrate that someone led him to the stashed gun and ammunition.

May 23rd, 2016
Ex-girlfriend of Orlando 'Buju' Bonnick said he asked her to do ‘favour’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - An ex-girlfriend of Orlando ‘Buju’ Bonnick who is before the courts on smuggling charges told the court today May 23, 2016 that Bonnick did not present identification when he visited the Lazarus Shipping office with an intention to ship a consignment of Capri Sun juices, which police later discovered contained a gun.

March 3rd, 2016
UPDATE: Carlos Gumbs pleads guilty to firearm possession; remanded

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI – Carlos Gumbs of Cane Garden Bay, Tortola pleaded guilty before the Magistrate’s Court this morning March 3, 2016 to the charge of keeping a firearm without a licence and was remanded.

January 22nd, 2015
Was gun planted by police @ ‘Letty’ Hodge’s property?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the trial of Mrs. Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge and Mr Lucien Smith got underway in the Magistrate’s Court Mrs. Hodge’s Attorney, Mr Julian Knowles. QC, had cause to question one of the Prosecution’s witnesses as to why he did not record certain information in his handbook and why the same information was neither in the statement that is part of the trial.



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