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April 16th, 2013
UPDATE: Leon King to proceed with new representation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Proceedings have been given the green light in the matter involving Cane Garden Bay resident, Leon King, 32, and a sum of money he was allegedly discovered to be in possession of in January 2012 with confirmation of his new representation.

March 20th, 2013
UPDATE: Sebastien gets 20 years behind bars for FirstBank Robbery

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Justice Albert Redhead had no remorse for 28-year-old Royden Sebastien despite his emotional pleas for leniency at his sentencing hearing in the High Court today, March 20, 2013 for his involvement in the 2010 First Bank Robbery. Sebastien had pleaded guilty on March 5, 2013.

March 12th, 2013
'Pathological' burglar pleads guilty to additional charges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI Shakeem Smith pleaded guilty to at least four additional charges in relation to acts allegedly involving both burglary and criminal damage when he appeared before the Magistrates Court today, March 12, 2013.

December 12th, 2012
UPDATE: 5 years imprisonment for Elroy Okeiffe

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Johnson’s Ghut resident Elroy Okeiffe, was given a total of five years in prison when he was sentenced today December 12, 2012 by Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards.

November 20th, 2012
UPDATE: Chef accused of rape found not guilty; plans to stay focused

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Guyanese accused Oswin Barker was yesterday November 20, 2012 found not guilty on the charge of rape in the High Court. The verdict was confirmed by attorney Stephen Daniels and his client Mr Barker. His trial began on November 12, 2012.

October 19th, 2012
Crown experiencing "difficulties" in rape case involving Jamaican

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The rape case involving Jamaican national and resident of the Virgin Islands, Paul Alexander, appears to be no closer to resolution as an adjournment was once again requested due to “difficulties” being experienced by the Crown.

October 3rd, 2012
Duff’s Bottom youth gets 12 mths jail time for gun possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Trevor Penn, 23, of Duff's Bottom was today, October 3, 2012, handed 12 months imprisonment for the unlawful possession of an unlicensed firearm when he appeared before Magistrate Tamia Richards.

July 11th, 2012
UPDATE: Sistah Joyce pleads guilty


ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Joycelyn Searles also known as ‘Sistah Joyce’ appeared at the Magistrate’s Court today July 11, 2012, where her charges were again read to her, and she pleaded guilty and will be sentenced on September 11, 2012.

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.

April 10th, 2012
Dutch nationals to know if $45K will be forfeited May 25

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Valerie Stephens has extended the retention order for the Crown to hold $45,100 that was seized from two St. Maarten nationals in 2011 until May 25, 2012 where a forfeiture hearing for the money will commence.



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