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June 19th, 2020
‘Burden’ of liquor licensing to be lifted from Magistrate’s Court

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Another legislation that has been talked about for many years but never saw daylight in the House of Assembly (HoA) until the Andrew A. Fahie (R1)-led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) took over the reins of Government is being pushed in the HoA.

June 19th, 2020
Guyanese in firearm & ammo find now charged with Breach of Curfew

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Twenty-three-year-old Guyanese native Damian Hooper, who is facing firearm and ammunition charges before the court, is now facing an additional charge of Breach of Curfew.

June 18th, 2020
Man convicted of Attempted Murder slapped with 11 drug related charges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards said she denied bail to Virgin Islander Devon Dawson, who was released early from his 20-year sentence for Attempted Murder, because having in excess of $85,000 in drugs and thousands of cash despite his unemployment status “is no small feat.”

June 16th, 2020
Bait found on fishing vessel to be sold; PR captain quarantined

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Late disclosure on Puerto Rican boat captain Michael Foy, by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), hindered the court matter from proceeding any further yesterday, June 15, 2020.

June 15th, 2020
7,000lbs of fish on boat found illegally in VI waters forfeited to Crown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Puerto Rican boat captain of the fishing vessel with Indonesian crew found in Virgin Islands waters on June 8, 2020, reportedly told police although he was denied entry by the Immigration Department, he was promised by a shipping agency in the Territory they would get ‘Customs Clearance’ for him.

June 4th, 2020
Rudy J. J. Vanterpool remanded for gun & ammo possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A local construction worker on Virgin Gorda was remanded to prison when he made an appearance at the Magistrate’s Court in John’s Hole, Tortola, today, June 4, 2020, on several charges, including unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition and breach of curfew.

May 27th, 2020
‘Weapons of war’ found in apartment of businessman, doctor & phone technician

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A businessman, a doctor and a phone technician have been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut after they were placed before the court on gun and drugs charges today, May 27, 2020.

May 21st, 2020
Change of heart! Tambu Frett declines to testify

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islander Tambu Frett declined to give evidence to the court in his defence and through his lawyer, E. Leroy Jones, maintains that when he smuggled Bryan D. Bolan, a USVI resident, into the Territory on April 3, 2020, it was purely a 'humanitarian act'.

May 19th, 2020
Woman to pay $3700 for pit bull attack in 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Lower Estate resident Samantha Penn has been fined $2,200 and ordered to pay compensation in the sum of $1,500 after her pit bulls attacked and injured a woman in 2018.

May 14th, 2020
Tambu Frett’s phone records ‘dictates money’ for smuggling operations- court hears

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- WhatsApp conversations appear to show that Tambu Frett of Little Dix Hill in East End, Tortola, may not be as generous as he is professing to be as in the case of Bryan D. Bolan, by giving free rides from the US Virgin Islands (USVI) to the Virgin Islands (British).

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