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June 30th, 2021
Magistrate’s Court closed after staff tests positive for COVID-19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Magistrate’s Court in John’s Hole, Tortola has been closed after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

June 22nd, 2021
Brother of magistrate convicted on gun charges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The youngest brother of Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards, Kavarne Richards, was convicted by Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin on gun charges, following the conclusion of his trial on Monday, June 21 2021.

April 30th, 2021
Grant paid overdue rent, rental vehicle in cash day after robbery- court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One day after the robbery and the same day that Catherine Pickering, the 67-year-old woman who was fatally shot during a robbery on April 18, 2021, at her residence in Paraquita Bay, Tortola in the head and chest with an AK-47 assault rifle, died from her wounds, Shameek Grant, reportedly paid his landlord $1,950 cash after being behind on his rent.

April 29th, 2021
Catherine Pickering was shot in head & chest with AK-47 rifle- Court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Catherine Pickering, the 67-year-old woman who was fatally shot during a robbery on April 18, 2021, at her residence in Paraquita Bay, Tortola, was allegedly shot in the head and chest with an AK-47 assault rifle.

April 23rd, 2021
Pump attendant allegedly admitted to tipping off Paraquita Bay robbers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The man who has been charged with the armed robbery that took place at Paraquita Bay on April 18, 2021, allegedly admitted to police that he provided the information to the persons who executed the robbery.

April 14th, 2021
‘We are not able to build a wall & ask Mexico to pay for it’- Magistrate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- "Our borders with the US are porous, and we are not able to build a wall and ask Mexico to pay for it,” stated senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards as she remanded Olicity M. Lanns, 24, to Her Majesty’s Prison yesterday, April 13, 2021.

April 13th, 2021
Man arrested following WE drug bust remanded to prison

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The man who was arrested following a high-speed boat chase and drug bust at West End, Tortola on Sunday, April 11, 2021, has been denied bail by Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards.

March 25th, 2021
Guyanese woman allegedly attempted to leave VI with over $12K undeclared cash

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Guyanese woman has been arrested and charged for allegedly failing to declare monies to customs while seeking to depart the territory, our newsroom has been informed by senior police sources.

March 24th, 2021
$178k cash forfeited to Crown; SVG mason sentenced to 9.5 months @ HMP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Paul Mercutius Jack, 50, an unemployed mason from St Vincent and the Grenadines who was caught with over $178,000 in cash suspected of being from criminal activities on December 4, 2020, was sentenced to 9.5 months in jail yesterday, March 23, 2021.

March 8th, 2021
No Bail! Taxi man & businessman remanded to HMP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards turned down a bail application for Paul Hodge, a taxi operator from Cane Garden Bay who was allegedly found with over 500 kilograms of cocaine by police on March 6 2021.

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