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January 21st, 2018
Earl D. Hodge & Roberto Harrigan denied bail; Remain @ HMP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was an unfavourable day, Friday January 19, 2018 for two Virgin Islanders, businessman Earl Delville Hodge, aka 'Bob Hodge', and former customs officer Roberto Harrigan, aka ‘Tico.’ They were denied bail while they await their appeal hearing in a decision handed down on November 14, 2017 by Magistrate Shawn Innocent in favour of the USA, which allowed for their extradition to commence.

November 15th, 2017
Another setback as Messers Hodge & Harrigan denied bail

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- It was our newsroom which was first to report that Earl D. Hodge aka 'Bob Hodge' and Roberto Harrigan aka 'Tico' were yesterday November 14, 2017 told that they will be extradited to the United States of America after imported St Lucia Magistrate Shawn Innocent handed down his ruling.

June 28th, 2017
‘Bob’ & ‘Tico’ to know fate on July 25, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Magistrate Shawn Innocent has set July 25, 2017 as the date for Earl D. Hodge aka Bob and Roberto Harrigan aka Tico to know his decision as it relates to their extradition hearing.

June 15th, 2017
Inside the closed Extradition Hearing; USA vs Earl Hodge & Roberto Harrigan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For the second time in the history of the relationship between the Virgin Islands (VI) and the United States of America (USA), a treaty signed years ago between the USA and the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, called an extradition treaty, is being tested.

October 12th, 2012
Local charges dropped for five drug ring accused

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – All local charges have been dropped against the five men originally accused of being involved in an alleged drug ring.

July 14th, 2012
UPDATE – Ruling in extradition will be "any day"

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two days of arguments for the pros and cons of extraditing five alleged drug traffickers to the United States culminated with Justice Albert Redhead informing the Crown and Prosecution that he will hand down his decision "any day".

April 11th, 2012
Alleged Drug traffickers heading to HC in May!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A date in May 2012 is marked on the High Court’s calendar for the habeas corpus hearing for the five alleged drug runners, who are wanted in the United States of America, to answer narco-trafficking charges.

March 15th, 2012
No habeas corpus filed in Bob Hodge’s saga….as yet!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – They have been remanded to Her Majesty Prison until Governor Boyd McCleary decides if they will be extradited to the United States of America to face narco trafficking charges, but a check at the High Court Registry up until yesterday March 14, 2012, revealed that none of the lawyers for the five alleged drug traffickers have filed a habeas corpus – a writ to determine whether the government has the right to continue detaining them.

February 3rd, 2012
UPDATE: Two witnesses called in alleged drug traffickers’ extradition hearing

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sian Evans and Chief Inspector Thomas Murray were the Crown’s two witnesses in the extradition hearing of five alleged drug traffickers that is currently underway today February 3, 2012 in the High Court.

January 31st, 2012
Customs taking “measures” to ensure integrity

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the week of activities to celebrate Customs Week 2012 concluded, the department continues to remain focus as it forges ahead amidst several incidences involving its officers’ running with the law and has since sought to put systems in place to maintain its image and its integrity.



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