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April 6th, 2022
DPP no longer accepting letters of request for legal matters to discontinue

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has announced it is no longer accepting written requests for legal matters to be discontinued.

April 23rd, 2021
CoI to begin private hearings in 1st week of May 2021

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Commission of Inquiry (CoI), allegedly called to look into whether corruption, abuse of office or other serious dishonesty may have taken place amongst public, elected and statutory officials in recent years in the Virgin Islands (VI), will begin hearings in the first week of May 2021.

March 1st, 2017
‘Don’t always rush to slap on handcuffs’- Retired police officer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Advising based on his experiences back in the days as a police officer coming up through the ranks, retired Police Officer Mr James Winston Halliday implored present day Police Officers to be friendlier to the public and should consider more summonses rather than slapping on handcuffs on people suspected to have fallen afoul of the law.

October 29th, 2015
Crown requests Summons for Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Crown has requested a summons for Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden to testify in the trial of Jahnoy Walters, who is accused of a host of alleged offences, including damaging property, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, possession of a controlled substance and wounding.

July 23rd, 2015
Court cracking down on press freedom; Media houses summoned!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The summoning of media houses by the High Court has raised questions whether the move is a further attempt by Government to crack down on press freedom in the Virgin Islands.

January 7th, 2014
Police Officers AWOL from Court duties! – Crown Counsel

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Crown Counsel Herbert Potter alleged today, January 7, 2014 that too many officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force have been routinely skipping their court obligations.

April 29th, 2013
Summons issued for alleged ‘court skipping’ defendant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Crown is not satisfied that Nigel Prince, the man Police arrested and charged with carrying an offensive weapon, has not been putting in regular appearances at court.

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