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March 1st, 2023
Buney H. Chinnery found not guilty in USVI court of attempted human smuggling

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The trial of a [British] Virgin Islands man caught by a Customs patrol boat after a high-speed chase in Coral Bay, St John, [US] Virgin Islands (USVI) yielded two guilty verdicts. But the defendant in the case, Buney H. Chinnery, was cleared of the more serious charge of trying to smuggle illegal immigrants into the United States.

February 25th, 2023
Harrigan Estate man wins more than $30K in Wrongful Arrest, Unlawful Search case

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A Harrigan Estate man, Damion A. Morgan, has won more than $30, 000.00 in a High Court case against the Attorney General with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) as Subject. Morgan, as Claimant, sought federal and special vindicatory damages against the defenders for Unlawful Search, Wrongful Arrest, False Imprisonment, and malicious prosecution.

November 21st, 2022
Customs Boss Wade N. Smith still not called back to work

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Customs Mr Wade N. Smith has not been instructed to return to work, according to sources close to the situation speaking on condition of anonymity to Virgin Islands News Online (VINO).

November 5th, 2022
Customs Boss Wade N. Smith sues Gov’t over being sent on leave!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Armed with a high-powered Attorney in the person of Terrence F. Williams—a former Virgin Islands Director of Public Prosecution—the Controller of Customs, Mr Wade N. Smith has headed to the courthouse in a case against the Government.

July 7th, 2022
Ex VI Premier Hon Andrew A. Fahie wants trial pushed to 2023

MIAMI, Florida, USA- The attorney for former [British] Virgin Islands Premier Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has asked a federal judge to delay his July 18, 2022, trial date to early 2023, according to documents filed in US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

July 1st, 2022
Crypto hedge fund based in VI ordered by court to liquidate


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Three Arrows Capital Limited, recently relocated from Singapore to the [British] Virgin Islands, was recently ordered by the Commercial Division of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court to liquidate, after creditors sued the cryptocurrency hedge fund for failure to repay its debts.

May 18th, 2022
‘Mr Fahie has compelling reason to fight allegations’- Hon Fahie’s lawyer

MIAMI, Florida, VI- The attorney for ex-premier of the Virgin Islands Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Theresa Van Vliet, has responded to federal prosecutors' request to revoke Hon Fahie’s $500,000 bond, arguing that he is not a danger to the community and will not try to flee the United States.

May 4th, 2022
Premier Fahie could be released on $500k bond- US Judge declares

MIAMI, Florida, USA- Premier of the [British] Virgin Islands Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) could be released on a $500,000 bond as he awaits trial on charges tied to a US government narcotics sting, a federal judge in Miami said today, May 4, 2022.

December 15th, 2021
Smith siblings remanded to HMP for harbouring Jose Almestica

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards remanded two more persons – Shamal Smith and Renee Smith – to Her Majesty’s Prison, charged with Harbouring former fugitive Jose Almestica.

December 4th, 2021
Tortola boat captain sentenced for entering the U.S. illegally


ST. THOMAS, USVI — Unites States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Friday that Juwon Potter, 25, of Tortola, BVI was sentenced to one-year probation and ordered to pay $2,000 for illegally entering the United States. Potter was tried for destruction of evidence, illegally bringing in an undocumented noncitizen, and illegally entering the United States.

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