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December 30th, 2019
Some 247 Liquor Licences renewed in 2019 – SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even as government officials and social commentators have raised concerns over drugs and substance abuse in the Territory, a total of 282 entities were licensed to sell alcohol to Virgin Islanders (VI) in 2019, according to the 2020 Standing Finance Committee (SFC) report.

November 27th, 2019
DR man allegedly caressed 10-year old's vagina- Court hears

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Rafael Sabino, 46, of the Dominican Republic, is facing criminal charges at the Magistrate’s Court in the Virgin Islands after he allegedly kissed and fondled the vagina of a ten-year-old girl who is the same age of his youngest daughter.

January 23rd, 2018
Cruise ship passengers asking for marijuana- Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “There is a social aspect of the marijuana. When people get off the ship they are asking for marijuana. They want to smoke. Marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol. As a matter of fact, alcohol is much more dangerous than smoking a joint,” declared outspoken former Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Board and lead pastor of the New Life Baptist Church (NLBC) in Duff’s Bottom, Bishop John I. Cline.

April 15th, 2017
Man, on hunt for alcohol, burglarises 2 USVI restaurants

VI CONSORTIUM

CRUZ BAY, St John, USVI — [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers on Thursday April 13, 2017 arrested a man who allegedly broke into two St John, US Virgin Islands (USVI) restaurants in the span of one week, stealing alcohol and other items from the facilities, VIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Friday April 14, 2017.

February 6th, 2017
Alcohol more dangerous than marijuana- Bishop John I. Cline

‎ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outspoken clergyman, Bishop John I. Cline has said locking up persons for marijuana may not be the best way to go and has even suggested its legalisation in the Virgin Islands, commenting that if alcohol, which he believes is more dangerous, can be legalised so can marijuana.

April 16th, 2013
Natalio Wheatley says marijuana laws need 'reflection'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the recent incarceration of VG Calypso Monarch Joycelyn Searles aka Sistah Joyce for failing to pay a marijuana possession fine, talk show host and commentator Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru is all the more convinced that the Territory needs to take an even more introspective look at legislation governing the use of cannabis sativa (marijuana).

July 24th, 2012
REPORT: Adolescent males are majority of patients treated at Sandy Lane Centre

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In the 2011 Annual Report submitted by the Sandy Lane Centre, it stated that within the Virgin Islands (VI), the majority of males submitted to the care of the centre are between the ages of 12-21.

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