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January 20th, 2020
CCTV Cameras to be restored ‘in coming weeks’ – CoP Matthews

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews said in a matter of weeks, the force will be fitting and restoring CCTV Cameras throughout the Virgin Islands (VI) as part of efforts to fight growing traffic violations.

January 18th, 2020
Police HQ stuck above RiteWay Pasea until March

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews says the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) will be spending another few months above the bakery at the Riteway Food Markets location in Pasea Estate, after a failed bid to move in December 2019.

January 18th, 2020
RVIPF cracking down on motorbike offenders, illegal ATVs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is cracking down on the illegal use of motorcycles and other type of vehicles such as the ‘All Terrain Vehicles’ (ATV’s) following an increasing amount of complaints over the illegal use such in the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 18th, 2020
Man shot dead outside bakery in broad daylight

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI — A young man was shot to death outside the Thomas Bakery in Castle Coakley near Sunny Isle, the USVIPD has confirmed to the Consortium.

January 17th, 2020
'There needs to be separate test to licence bigger bikes' - CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Reiterating his calls for safer roads before bigger bikes, Commissioner of Police, Michael B. Matthews says robust requirements are needed with the introduction of bigger CC motorcycles in the territory.

January 4th, 2020
Wanted man arrested for several financial crimes

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI - USVI Police have arrested Malik Morton, 26, following an investigation by the USVIPD Economic Crimes Unit that found Mr. Morton had perpetrated a number of crimes to gain a financial advantage.

December 28th, 2019
STT man nabbed for burglary, unauthorized vehicle use

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI — Matthew Brafford, age 34 of no fixed address, was arrested on Monday at about 10:45 a.m. and charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and third-degree burglary in two separate incidents, V.I.P.D. Public Information Officer Toby Derima has announced.

December 14th, 2019
Teen accused of wanting to shoot up USVI school

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI —The mother of a teenage boy who has been accused of planning to shoot up the St. Croix Educational Complex yesterday Friday, December 13, 2019, said the rumour is a complete hoax and that he was targeted because he is white.

November 28th, 2019
'Increased patrols' for businesses this Christmas season - CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Police (CoP), Mr Michael B. Matthews says the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is primed and ready for the 2019 holiday season with heightened police presence and will also target criminals in highly 'vulnerable' areas.

November 5th, 2019
Crime rate on the decline - CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Police Mr Michael B. Matthews says there continues to be a backlog in the local court system as a result of the hurricanes of 2017 and an increased number of processed criminals in the territory, even while pointing to an overall decline in the crime rate of the territory.

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