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March 8th, 2018
St Vincent national convicted of molesting daughter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A St Vincent national, 42, residing on Tortola, was found guilty of indecent assault on his 14-year-old daughter when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards on Wednesday March 7, 2018.

March 7th, 2018
Murder they did. A history of troubled youths in Society

By Sandra Phillip Hodge

Crime is not new under the sun and murder, one of the worst crimes a human can commit against another human being, happens everywhere. The VI is no exception.

March 1st, 2018
'Things would be different if tourist or white person is shot'- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) and social commentator commends Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert and Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, for having a joint press conference to address security and crime, he believes that they need to be aware that there is a sense of fear and security should be made an immediate priority.

February 27th, 2018
Curfew for scooter riders being considered - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Noise from motor scooters as well as their reckless use have been a major issue affecting the residents throughout the Virgin Islands community and, now with the recent crimes, it was been observed scooters have been one of the modes of transportation for criminals to easily commit a crime and make their getaway.

February 19th, 2018
'What else can Rotary do? I'm sure we can do something?' - Premier Smith on crime

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - Amid the rampant shootings that have been taking place in the Territory, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, has stated that although Rotary has achieved a lot, he believes Rotarians can also assist in crime fighting.

February 13th, 2018
'Once again a senseless killing & a silent community' - Michael B. Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) homicide team, in collaboration with the United Kingdom (UK) detectives, is working tirelessly to apprehend the suspects involved in the early morning shooting of February 10, 2018 and is pleading with the community for information.

February 12th, 2018
'Tourism product, economy & safety under threat by crime'- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "Post Hurricane Irma has unmasked a few weak areas in our national security that needs urgent review and attention through adequate funding among other immediate measures. Failure to adequately fund our only front line security agency, our police, will result in the significant damaging of our Tourism product, our economy and our overall safety in our beloved Virgin Islands."

December 15th, 2017
UPDATE: VI's curfew to end December 22, 2017; Governor threatens public

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It appears the Virgin Islands’ is moving back to becoming a civilised and democratic society after being one of two countries on earth with a curfew.

November 16th, 2017
As of November 16, 2017 curfew stays the same for next 14 days

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party Government through its Cabinet agreed on Wednesday November 15, 2017 to keep the three-month old curfew in place for another 14 days.

June 5th, 2017
Mugshots of 'Persons of Interest' in USVI Watergut homicide revealed

VI Consortium

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST. Croix, USVI — The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department on Monday afternoon released the mugshots of two men the force is classifying as persons of interest in the Watergut homicide that occurred on Sunday.



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