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December 27th, 2019
5 die in 5 days in STT shootings


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A wave of shootings in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) that started on Saturday, December 21, 2019, continued into Christmas Day and left a total of five men dead, the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) has confirmed.

November 1st, 2019
RVIPF pleads with public to help solve October 2018 murders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is pledging confidentiality as it solicits the assistance from members of the public with information that would lead them to apprehend the killers in two unsolved murders and an attempted murder which occurred in October 2018.

November 27th, 2017
Purcell Estate residents report hearing 'loud gunshot’

Purcell Estate, Tortola, VI - Sometime Saturday November 25, 2017, a “loud bang” was reportedly heard in the area of Purcell Estate, on the main island of Tortola.

November 25th, 2017
Support the police to 'stomp out crime' in VI- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heels of the three recent shootings in the territory, Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Honourable Andrew A Fahie (R1) has shared his displeasure at the criminal acts and his sympathy for those bereaved.

July 3rd, 2017
‘US’ type gang culture present in VI – CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The incidents of fatal shootings in the territory as of recent times are linked to gang rivalry, which Commissioner of Police, Michael Matthews, attributes to a ‘US’ type gang culture now present in the [British] Virgin Islands. He added that the rivalries are mainly linked to drugs and guns.

June 22nd, 2017
‘Bring back death penalty’- E. G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Recently there has been a series of fatal shootings and armed robberies in the Territory with hardly anyone being brought to justice.

December 29th, 2016
Angelle A. Cameron attacks media for ‘Long Look’ brand

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – When Mrs Globe BVI Angelle A. Cameron forced her way into being among the ‘all men’ Christmas Chorale held on December 21, 2016 in Long Look, she took a swipe at the media for the bad press the community has received due to recent gun crimes. However, not everyone there agreed with her.

September 6th, 2015
State of emergency declared following shootings on St Croix


Retaliation. Retaliation. Retaliation.

And it did not stop Saturday. As reporters gathered at Government House for a press conference with acting Gov. Osbert E. Potter concerning the tide of violence that had spread across St. Croix, reports came in of another shooting that had just taken place on Queen Mary Highway near the red light by St. Croix Central High School – another car riddled with bullets, another young man hit by several bullets and in serious condition.


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