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December 13th, 2019
Howe sentenced to 5 years 3 months for attempted robbery, assault

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Justice Ann-Marie Smith has sentenced Virgin Islands Belonger Mickhail Howe of Lower Estate, Tortola, to five years and three months for attempted robbery and assault of a female in 2018.

December 10th, 2019
Justice Smith Out! Justice Ward In- as new High Court Judge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Justice Ann-Marie Smith, the High Court judge who has raised eyebrows with some of her sentencing in the Virgin Islands, is leaving the Territory.

December 10th, 2019
Preacher Carlton O'Neal found guilty of assaulting wife

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Local preacher Carlton O'Neal has been found guilty of assaulting his wife and the mother of his son, Jamaican national Shakesha O'Neal on March 22, 2019.

November 29th, 2019
‘I’m unemployed with three kids’- man found with drugs tells court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A man caught with a quantity of cocaine and cannabis wants the court to be lenient on him during his sentencing because he is currently unemployed and has three children to maintain.

September 27th, 2019
UPDATE: 9 months jail for Vincy who battered woman with rock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste DaBreo has punished Vincentian Randy Butler to serve nine months at Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut for using a rock to batter a woman and destroying her cellphone two weeks ago at a party.

July 29th, 2019
Justice Ann-Marie Smith bursts into tears @ Special Sitting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- High Court Judge, Her Ladyship the Honourable Justice Ann-Marie Smith certainly dispelled the notion that judges are without emotion, as she broke into tears in the High Court on Friday, July 26, 2019.

July 26th, 2019
2 years jail for youth who looted TV ‘doesn’t add up’- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines is the latest to publicly weigh-in on the recent sentencing of a young man, a first time offender, to prison for two years for looting a $286.76 flat screen television in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in September 2017.

July 12th, 2019
Chambers gets 10 years for firearm possession & attempted murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Jamaican native with Virgin Islands Belonger status Nickail Chambers was today, July 12, 2019 sentenced in the High Court to spend 10 years in prison for possession of a firearm and attempted murder.

June 11th, 2019
VI man pleads guilty to firearm possession in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A citizen of the Virgin Islands, who was involved in a vehicular accident in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in March 2019 was found with an illegal firearm and has since pleaded guilty to the offence.

February 9th, 2018
Son of prominent VI based attorney convicted of rape in US

MANHATTAN, New York, USA- A 23-year-old man, whose father is a well-known figure in the judicial system in the Virgin Islands, was convicted Friday February 2, 2018 of raping a sleeping 20-year-old college student in an Upper East Side, New York apartment.

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