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April 20th, 2016
Finally! New Police Commissioner sworn in

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After some eight months since former Police Commissioner David Morris left the territory and the vacant post being snubbed by a United Kingdom police officer, a new top cop has been sworn in.

April 4th, 2016
UPDATE: Under pressure Operation Lucan charges 3 RVIPF officers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following criticisms from the public and media over its failure to produce any results after nearly two years in existence while hundreds of thousands of taxpayers monies were being spent, Operation Lucan today, Monday April 4, 2016 announced that its detectives had arrested three men and charged them with various criminal offences.

March 16th, 2016
New CoP to be here for Queen's Birthday celebration – Gov Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE has confirmed that new Commissioner of Police Michael 'Mick' Matthews will be in the territory in time for the annual Queen's birthday celebration in April 2016.

February 10th, 2016
3 yrs on & hundreds of thousands $$ spent: Police corruption probe nets zero results!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There seems to be double standards in the Virgin Islands on the issue of corruption where only locals, belongers and the Caribbean brothers and sisters are often accused of such wrong doing, however, others are never labeled with the same tag while allegedly doing much of the same.

January 13th, 2016
New CoP will not be from UK- Gov Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is almost five months that the Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has been without a Commissioner following the departure of United Kingdom national David Morris in August 2015 and the subsequent snubbing of the post by Assistant Chief Constable for Sussex Police in the UK, Mr Robin Smith in October 2015.

October 3rd, 2015
Court rules to allow another judicial review against CoP by Nicholas Tranquille

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Police Officer Nicholas Tranquille has been granted leave by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal to file judicial review proceedings against a decision by the former Commissioner of Police David Morris to deny him promotion to the rank of sergeant.

September 15th, 2015
Where is the new Commissioner of Police?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Newly appointed Commissioner of Police Mr Robin Smith is not expected to take up his post in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) until November, the Governor’s Office has informed Virgin Islands News Online.

September 4th, 2015
UPDATE: CoP of RVIPF will be 'highlight of my 30 year police career'- Robin Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online, United Kingdom national Mr Robin Smith has been appointed Commissioner of Police of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) following the departure of Mr David Morris last month.

August 18th, 2015
‘David Morris is a good guy!’ – Donald E. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host and commentator Donald E. de Castro has come out in support of former Commissioner of Police David Morris who has already departed the territory.

August 12th, 2015
David Morris out! No new CoP announced yet

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It has been two weeks since Governor John S. Duncan OBE stated that the replacement for the controversial outgoing Commissioner of Police David Morris could be announced in a matter of days.

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