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June 23rd, 2023
3 life sentences commuted in surprising move by Gov Bryan


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - In a series of major moves, Governor Albert Bryan has commuted the life sentences of three inmates. The trio, who had been incarcerated for offenses ranging from unauthorized firearm use to murder, have all shown significant commitment to self-improvement and reform, according to Government House.

March 27th, 2022
USVI business owners who don't pay taxes will be jailed- Gov Albert A. Bryan Jr


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Governor of the US Virgin Islands (USVI) Albert A. Bryan Jr has said business owners who fail to pay their taxes will be sent to jail.

February 18th, 2022
Vincentian sentenced to 7 months jail for illegal entry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- St Vincent and the Grenadines native, Mr Allidain Bristol, 33, was earlier this week slapped with a seven-month custodial sentence for entering the [British] Virgin Islands illegally.

June 9th, 2020
‘We in Virgin Islands not immune to racism'- Dr Wheatley

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has called on the Virgin Islands to stand together with the global movement against racism and police brutality, adding that the Territory is not immune to it.

April 23rd, 2020
Youth who broke curfew to buy weed jailed for 2 mths

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite his passionate plea for a non-custodial sentence, stating that he wanted to spend an upcoming birthday with his infant child, Nikolai Brathwaite was sentenced to two months at Her Majesty’s Prison for ‘Breach of Curfew.’

July 12th, 2019
8 years jail for Trini man who raped friend’s stepdaughter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Security guard Andre Stedman, the 56-year-old Trinidadian accused of raping his friend’s stepdaughter about two years ago, has been sentenced to 8 years imprisonment at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, Tortola.

March 19th, 2019
Man gets 15 years for robbery, attempted murder


ST. THOMAS, USVI - Fifteen years behind bars was the sentence handed down on Jahani Joseph who shot a man seven times while robbing him in the area of Hospital Ground almost three years ago, the USVI Department of Justice, Public Media Officer Corliss Smithen has announced.

December 8th, 2016
Glenville Callwood goes to jail

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When he begged senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards for leniency on the premise that he ‘had changed his life’ after being ‘young and stupid’ Glenville Callwood did not walk out the court room with just a fine to pay and/or some order to attend counselling or do community service. He was slapped with sentences amounting to two years and four months, prison time.

October 10th, 2016
Stop putting people in jail for marijuana- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At least one talk show host in the Virgin Islands (VI) is not too impressed with the partnership between the Social Development Department and Comprehensive Security Solutions Incorporated to develop an Electronic Monitoring Pilot Programme, which includes the use of an ankle monitoring bracelet for the enhanced supervision and monitoring of offenders.

September 14th, 2014
North Korea jails US man Matthew Miller for six years


A North Korean court has sentenced an American man to six years of hard labour for "hostile acts", the state-run KCNA news agency has said.

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