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UPDATE: Sr Gov’t Officer Robert Swain charged for bribery

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have formally charged Robert Swain Sr., 56, of Sand Box Road for bribery by a public official. Photo: Facebook
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has stated that a senior Government officer has been arrested on suspicion of bribery by a public official. Photo: VINO/File
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has stated that a senior Government officer has been arrested on suspicion of bribery by a public official. Photo: VINO/File
The senior Government officer arrested reportedly works in the Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities (formerly the Ministry of Communications and Works). Photo: VINO/File
The senior Government officer arrested reportedly works in the Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities (formerly the Ministry of Communications and Works). Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has formally charged Robert Swain Sr., 56, of Sand Box Road for bribery by a public official.

This information was relayed to Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) via a police release issued today, April 9, 2019, which noted that the officer is being held until his scheduled appearance before the Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, April 10, 2019.

“Swain’s arrest is as a result of an investigation into a contract issued by the Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities formerly the Ministry of Communications and Works,” the RVIPF revealed.

While police say investigations are ongoing, VINO will provide updates once new information is available.

See previous story published Today, April 9, 2019.

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that a senior Government officer has been arrested by police on suspicion of bribery by a public official.

This news site has the name of the individual arrested but will withhold it as we could not confirm up to time of publication whether they had been charged.

Confirmation of the arrest was made by police via a press release on April 8, 2019.

“The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force can confirm that a senior Government officer in the Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities (formerly the Ministry of Communications and Works) has been arrested on suspicion of bribery by a public official. Investigations are ongoing.

Virgin Islands News Online is following this story and will provide an update as new developments occur.

10 Responses to “UPDATE: Sr Gov’t Officer Robert Swain charged for bribery”

  • wize up (09/04/2019, 09:18) Like (29) Dislike (3) Reply
    the chap needs to make some noise or will he go down with the ship
  • facts (09/04/2019, 09:20) Like (21) Dislike (5) Reply
    This was under ndp he was hired by the tt minister
    • The tock (09/04/2019, 10:20) Like (4) Dislike (54) Reply
      Nah sah, its the vip in charge now!
    • wize up (09/04/2019, 11:23) Like (34) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ facts: no wonder the good gentleman itching to get back in the house: is there any special covering while in that house!!! the Civil servant should push the folks under the bus: far 2 much of your taxes is gone and not very much to show for it and that is certainly not the way to spend tax payers money: pier park not yet completed and don’t blame 2017 hurricanes
  • Cronwrll (09/04/2019, 13:45) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
    So, that's half the story, who is the public official that made the bribe, BVI Platinum has released the name of the official that took the bribe, but, who made it
  • Minor Stuff (09/04/2019, 20:21) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    He’s just a fall guy. This is just a distraction. Going after the small fry when there are big fish out there.
  • myron (09/04/2019, 20:33) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    In trouble now..
  • Superior (09/04/2019, 22:16) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    So who was his boss?
  • wize up (10/04/2019, 06:52) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    was this a set up and he fell for it: if not who are the other people involved in this bribery allegation: a few years ago an officer from the police department was tripped and trapped while executing a special operation(the vehicle was bugged and that officer was overheard give info to suspects & was taken before the court)....this ting called money(for some of we, it is all about that money).....
  • Windy (10/04/2019, 11:21) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Business as usual.


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