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February 14th, 2021
USVI man sentenced to 35 years for murder of church deacon


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- - The [US] Virgin Islands Department of Justice has announced that 22-year Avondale A. George, Jr was sentenced to 35 years in prison for his conviction of murder, assault, and robbery charges for the brutal 2015 murder of 73-year-old Augustus Bannis in the vicinity of David Hamilton Jackson Park on St Croix.

December 2nd, 2020
US quartet charged with Illegal Entry pleads guilty in court; Fined $1000 each

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The United States quartet – Nicholas Cancro, John Hines Jr, Lynee Ann Hines and Jeanne McKinnon – who were all jointly charged with the offence of landing in the territory without the leave of an immigration Officer on November 19, 2020, initially intended to challenge the matter but opted to plead guilty after hearing they would spend the holidays behind bars on remand instead.

November 25th, 2020
Female duo caught with $$ & drugs fined, handed suspended sentences

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The West End duo – Caroline Hodge-Clarke and D’Janne Varlark – who were facing drug and possession of proceeds of criminal conduct charges have been sentenced, and the $24,980 seized was ordered forfeited to the state.

November 25th, 2020
Trucker sentenced to 9 mths @ HMP; Over $97K forfeited

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Lower Hope Hill, Tortola, man was on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, sentenced to nine months at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut for proceeds of criminal conduct.

October 16th, 2020
Man remanded for burglarising restaurant of alcoholic drinks & clothing

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A man was denied bail and remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) after he pleaded guilty to entering the Upper-Level Restaurant on Fleming Street in Road Town and making off with alcohol and articles of clothing, including boxer shorts.

October 7th, 2020
Kenaz Hazel sentenced to 5 years @ HMP for unlicensed gun

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A 24-year-old Purcell Estate man will spend the next five years at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut after pleading guilty to the offence of ‘carrying an unlicensed firearm’.

October 6th, 2020
VZ duo claims passports stolen; Overstayed 12 months in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The two Venezuelans, who were placed before the Magistrate’s Court and fined $1,000 each for overstaying for nearly a year, admitted to remaining in the territory without permission from an immigration officer because a friend reportedly stole their passports.

September 8th, 2020
Local who called policewoman a ‘fat bitch’ fined nearly $4K for traffic offences

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Long Trench resident Irvin Anthony Smith, who reportedly called a female auxiliary officer a ‘fat bitch’ and hurled other indecent slurs at her, was fined nearly $4,000 when he appeared virtually before the Magistrate’s Court on Monday, September 7, 2020.

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.

July 10th, 2020
Belle Vue man in domestic dispute matter found guilty of resisting arrest

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Eric Nibbs of Belle Vue was ordered to pay $750 in fines after he was found guilty in the Magistrate's Court on Monday, July 6, 2020, of ‘Resisting Arrest’ and ‘Use of a telephone without a hands-free device’ while police were responding to a dispute at his residence.

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