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April 16th, 2014
Pierre gets 7 years for Anegada drug bust

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Vincentian Glenroy Pierre, 34, was handed a total of seven years' imprisonment on drug related charges when he appeared before the Magistrate's Court at John's Hole today, April 16, 2014.

March 26th, 2014
UPDATE: Pierre didn’t know how ganja got on boat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Drug accused Vincentian, Glenroy Pierre, told the court he had no knowledge of how 500kg of cannabis appeared on the vessel, Grey Crest, that he and two others were discovered sailing on in 2012.

March 12th, 2014
Defence files no-case submission in high seas drug haul

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The defence has filed a no-case submission in the trial of Vincentian Glenroy Pierre after the Crown wrapped up its case against the accused drug smuggler yesterday, March 11, 2014.

February 19th, 2014
Crown winds up case against drug accused Vincentian

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Crown’s case against Glenroy Pierre of St Vincent continued today, February 19, 2014 with testimony from two Police officers.

January 10th, 2014
Magistrate knocks prosecution in drug trial delay

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The freedom of any one person is considered sacrosanct, according to Magistrate Dr. Velon John, hence the reason bail has become a right before the courts.

November 24th, 2013
Glenroy Pierre opts for legal representation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was expected that the trial against Glenroy Pierre, who is before the Magistrate’s Court allegedly for the supply or offering to supply controlled drugs on October 25, 2012, would have moved a stage further when he reappeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on November 21, 2013.

November 18th, 2013
Defendants fume at long delays in court hearings

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Continued delays in several hearings before the civil and criminal courts in the Virgin Islands have left several defendants fuming at the length of time with which the justice system is taking to process their matters, even as they remain incarcerated.

October 3rd, 2013
Vincentian expresses frustration at year-long incarceration

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards told a prisoner today, October 3, 2013 that it was out of the norm for trial matters to be started in less than a year before the Magistrate’s court.

June 14th, 2013
UPDATE: Bajan gets 8 years for ganja on boat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A combined sentence of eight years’ imprisonment was handed to Adrian Arthur when he appeared for sentencing today, June 14, 2013 at the Magistrate’s Court in John's Hole.

May 24th, 2013
UPDATE: Boat captain gets 7½ years in ganja bust

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Jamaican national, Ralph James, was sentenced today May 24, 2013 to serve 7½ years for offences in relation to a drug bust executed by police near Anegada last year.



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