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July 17th, 2020
DR woman to spend 4 months @ HMP; Fined $1K for Illegal Entry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo today, July, 17, 2020, sentenced Ingrid Alcantara De Polanco, 42, of the Dominican Republic to four months at Her Majesty’s Prison for illegally entering the Virgin Islands.

July 14th, 2020
DR woman entered VI illegally but caught trying to leave via airport

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A national of the Dominican Republic residing in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), was caught trying to exit the Virgin Islands via the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island on July 8, 2020, after entering illegally.

May 22nd, 2020
2 yrs jail; $12K fine for smuggler Tambu Frett

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- 34-year-old human smuggler Tambu Frett of Little Dix Hill, Tortola, finally learnt his fate today, May 22, 2020, on the charges of Smuggling, Illegal Entry and Breach of Curfew, which he had all pleaded guilty to in the Magistrate’s Court since April 6, 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'.

April 23rd, 2020
8 mths jail for USVI man who entered VI illegally during curfew

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “I could think of no dumber reason to break the laws of the Virgin Islands,” were some of the words uttered by Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards today, April 23, 2020, as she handed down custodial sentences and fines on Mr Bryan D. Bolan, who had pleaded guilty to Breach of Curfew and Illegal Entry on April 6, 2020.

March 20th, 2020
Sentencing stalled for 2 men found with undeclared $$ @ TB Lettsome Airport

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two men caught with a quantity of undeclared cash at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport at Beef Island on separate occasions earlier this month, have both admitted to the offence by pleading guilty in the Magistrate's Court.

March 12th, 2020
‘I made a silly mistake; I’m not a criminal!’- Ugandan caught with undeclared $$

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Ugandan man caught smuggling $23,241 inside his suitcase and footwear at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island on March 5, 2020, has told the court he is not a criminal.

March 5th, 2020
Woman guilty of ramming man with vehicle, & breaking his ankle

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A jury panel returned with a guilty verdict for Josiah’s Bay resident Isabella Merton after she allegedly rammed a man with her vehicle and broke his ankle.

January 21st, 2020
Local preacher Carlton O'Neal fined $1000 for assaulting wife

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo fined local preacher Carlton O'Neal $1,000, which he has to pay by January 31, 2020 or spend two months at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut.

December 16th, 2019
Former USVI hospital CEO sentenced to 10 years


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A Superior Court judge in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Friday, December 13, 2019 sentenced former Schneider Regional Medical Center CEO Rodney Miller to 10 years in prison for his role in defrauding the hospital of millions of dollars a decade ago.

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