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June 28th, 2024
The BVI has for years suffered corruption & allegations of corruption- Ex-UK police officer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although the Commissioner of Inquiry was not considered a criminal investigation and did not find hard core evidence of corruption in the Virgin Islands, a former police officer in the United Kingdom, Andy J. Cooke, has surprisingly stated that the [British] Virgin Islands suffered from corruption for years.

May 4th, 2023
More conversations to come on Police Act, crime fighting in VI– Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has promised to bring more conversations on the Bill titled 'Police Act 2023' and on crime in the Virgin Islands, as part of seeking ways to help local law enforcement target crime in the Virgin Islands.

April 4th, 2023
It took us nearly 1 month to identify 'someone shot & killed in our street'- Lesmore Smith

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI- The security system of the Virgin Islands came in for criticism from Independent At Large candidate Mr Lesmore Smith, as he lashed out at the system’s failure to quickly identify the body of a man fatally shot in the heart of Road Town on February 12, 2023.

April 21st, 2022
RVIPF's confidence index continues down a slippery slope- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Honestly Speaking radio moderator Claude O. Skelton-Cline says uncertainty over the case of the death of Frandie M. Martin Jr and other issues continue to erode the confidence of the people in the local law enforcement system.

February 19th, 2021
Police & Customs bosses first to receive COVID jabs for law enforcement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Commissioner of Police (CoP) Michael B. Matthews and Comptroller of Customs Wade N. Smith led the way for their charges by being first in line to take the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at Police Headquarters in Road Town on February 18, 2021.

December 3rd, 2020
New Gov’t funded police boat ‘Midnight Justice’ launched

ROAD REEF, Tortola, VI- With eyes on the policing of the territory’s borders due to activities of illegal entry, human smuggling and drug-running even in this pandemic, the Government of the Virgin Islands continues to fight back.

November 29th, 2020
Outstanding law enforcement officers to be honoured

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Members of the Territory’s law enforcement, security and protection forces will soon be awarded the Governor’s Medal for Meritorious Service.

June 17th, 2020
UPDATE: $1M found on boat that allegedly entered VI illegally

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some $1M in cash was allegedly uncovered by law enforcement authorities who intercepted a vessel that entered the Territory illegally on June 16, 2020.

June 11th, 2020
Police must ‘play a bigger role in making laws meaningful’- Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police (RVIPF) has come in for some criticism from Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5), for seemingly not doing enough to enforce the laws in the Territory, especially pertaining to motor scooter riders.

May 15th, 2013
Legislators raise privacy concerns about Surveillance Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser, RA was among several legislators calling for further input into a surveillance bill that some members of the House of Assembly hinted may have been rushed following a recent murder in the Territory.

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