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May 18th, 2015
Theft of boat parts on the rise- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police are encouraging boat owners to ensure there is security around their vessels and around areas where engines are kept as there has been a rise in theft of boat parts.

March 17th, 2015
New court rules questionable

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a long discussion among several persons gathered at the Magistrate’s Court in John’s Hole yesterday afternoon, March 16, 2015 as they waited for over an hour after the scheduled 2:00pm start. The topic was about the sudden restricted parking rules in the fenced space of the court.

February 19th, 2015
‘Protect us against hardened criminals’ - Jurors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It is a sight to see the crammed situation that exists in the halls of the High Court room especially when jurors are called for possible selection and at their most recent appearance some expressed their concerns with this news site.

January 21st, 2015
France boosts anti-terror strategy


France is to create 2,680 new jobs and boost spending by €425m (£325m; $490m) to bolster counter-terrorism efforts, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said.

December 20th, 2013
Allen Baptiste allegedly at centre of major disturbance at HMP – source

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – According to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, security officers at Her Majesty’s Prison are on high alert after an alleged “disturbing incident” at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) last evening, December 19, 2013. The incident reportedly led to the arrest and removal of convicted murderer Allen Baptiste who is serving a life sentence.

December 2nd, 2013
UPDATE: 12 & 7 yrs for Edwards & Simmonds Jr respectively

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Yan Edwards and Rodney Simmonds Jr were this morning, December 2, 2013 sentenced to several years in prison after they were found guilty of conspiring to murder Cornel Melbourne Francis.

November 25th, 2013
Students & parents fear retaliation from expelled ESHS students

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With seven students recently expelled from the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), there have now been fears of angry retaliation by some of the expelled (one name called) as parents and students said there have been talks in circles about plots to get at some teachers and students.

October 14th, 2013
7-stage canopy slide rides newest addition to VI tourism industry

JOHNSON'S GHUT, Tortola, VI – After persisting for almost three years, Mr John Shirley has finally seen one of his dreams come into fruition- a zip line that has outfitted the Virgin Islands with the opportunity to allow persons to have a magnificent aerial view of the territory's natural beauty.

August 13th, 2013
More senior police officers needed at public events – residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In the wake of the many fights and disorderly behaviour exhibited by some patrons at the recently concluded 2013 Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival activities, a call has been made for the presence of more senior officers at such public events.

August 1st, 2013
14 fights reported at Festival Grounds Tuesday night!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was not exactly on the night of a full moon but whatever accounted for the many altercations that ensued at the Ira Oliver Skelton Festiville on July 30, 2013, the police are interested in hearing. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has even stepped up its presence at the village and has announced a no-tolerance stance for the breach of the peace.

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