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May 14th, 2018
USVI boat captain faces 10 years for human smuggling


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— On May 10, 2018, Shawn A. Callwood, 36, of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), Glenys GruzCalcano, 28, Anyi Paola Calcano, 19, Luis Alberto Pimentel Gautier, 42, and Rafael MoralesOsoria, 35, all of Dominican Republic, made their initial appearances before US District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, after being charged in criminal complaints with immigrant smuggling and illegal reentry into the United States, USVI Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

April 24th, 2017
Illegal immigrants repatriated last week; mostly Haitians

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was around April 10, 2017 that a number of illegal immigrants were found and detained in the area of Biras Creek on the sister island of Virgin Gorda.

April 11th, 2017
More than a dozen illegal immigrants detained @ Biras Creek

BIRAS CREEK, Virgin Gorda, VI – Police with the assistance of Customs and Immigration Officers yesterday afternoon, April 10, 2017 detained a number of illegal immigrants at Biras Creek in Virgin Gorda.

September 14th, 2016
Immigration mum on status of illegal migrants detained

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The status of the 20 illegal immigrants detained near Virgin Gorda on September 8, 2016 is unknown and Immigration Department is tight-lipped.

September 9th, 2016
UPDATE: Illegal immigrants included 3 Haitians & 17 Cubans- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The number of illegal immigrants intercepted near Virgin Gorda last evening, September 8, 2016 numbered 20, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in a press release today, September 9, 2016.

May 26th, 2016
UPDATE: 5 illegal immigrants repatriated - Ian B. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Acting Chief Immigration Officer Ian B. Penn has confirmed that the five persons who landed on Peter Island illegally on Monday May 23, 2016 were repatriated from the territory back to their homeland on Tuesday May 24, 2016.

May 11th, 2016
Illegal immigrants repatriated to Haiti - Ian B. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Acting Chief Immigration Officer Ian B. Penn has confirmed that the illegal immigrants caught in the territory's waters on April 28, 2016 were on May 5, 2016 put on a flight to Haiti.

April 29th, 2016
UPDATE: 18 illegal immigrants detained

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Police are now assisting immigration with the detention of some 18 illegal immigrants after Police apprehended them on Marina Cay, just northeast of Tortola, said a press release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force this afternoon April 29, 2016.

December 21st, 2014
Illegal immigrants detained off Norman Island

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Police, Immigration and Custom Officers early this morning December 21, 2014 detained 41 illegal migrants on Norman Island.

March 26th, 2013
UPDATE: All 27 illegal immigrants caught on Peter Island repatriated

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The illegal immigrants caught on Peter Island over a week ago have all been repatriated, with the two Cubans taken back to their country on Friday March 22, according to Chief Immigration Officer, Mr Dennis Jennings.


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