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October 10th, 2021
14 years for VIPD Officer for drug trafficking


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The letters of police officers, family members and friends pleading to the Miami District Court asking for leniency for Teshawn Adams, the US Virgin Islands (USVI) Police Officer and National Guard member who federal prosecutors said was at the centre of a multi-million dollar cocaine operation, did not sway Judge Paul Huck from handing down a 14-year prison sentence to Adams on Monday, October 5, 2021.

February 21st, 2021
Convicted US sex offender sentenced to 10 years on St Croix


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert, District of the [US] Virgin Islands, announced that Robert Black, age 50, originally of Missouri, was sentenced on Friday, February 19, 2021, on the charges of attempted coercion and enticement and failure to register as a sex offender.

December 20th, 2020
US teen given 4 mths in prison for breaking quarantine in Cayman Islands

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands- An American teenager and her boyfriend from the Cayman Islands have been sentenced to four months in prison for flouting the Caribbean nation's strict Covid-19 quarantine requirement.

November 24th, 2020
David N. Straker sentenced to 10 years for firearm offences

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Gorda resident David N. Straker has been given a 10-year sentence after police uncovered two guns, one of which was prohibited in the Virgin Islands in his home.

July 9th, 2020
HM Prison visits resuming after long COVID-19 lockout

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Public visits to Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut will officially resume from Monday, July 13, 2020, while church visits will resume a day earlier on Sunday, July 12, 2020, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

November 2nd, 2019
Pennsylvania duo sentenced for cocaine possession in USVI


ST. THOMAS, USVI - Ngoc Nguyen, 22, and Fendi Brooks, 26, both from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, were sentenced on Thursday for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

October 25th, 2019
10 years jail for STT youth who used A-15 rifle during robbery


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Arthur Greaves, Jr, 20, of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) was sentenced on Thursday, October 24, 2019 after being convicted of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

September 12th, 2019
USVI man sentenced to 45 years for raping 12 & 16- year-olds


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Gilroy D. Elcock, 47, of St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) was sentenced Tuesday, September 10, 2019 for six counts of production of child pornography, two counts of aggravated first-degree rape, and one count of possession of child pornography, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

September 12th, 2019
USVI man was ‘testing’ new boat found with drugs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Gerard Hilaire claimed to be giving his new fishing boat a test run when he was caught heading to an undesignated port of entry on Tortola with illegal drugs.

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.

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