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March 31st, 2024
Violent weekend in St Thomas leaves 20-year-old woman dead


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A series of violent incidents over the weekend has left the St Thomas community reeling, prompting a call for public assistance from law enforcement officials. In a tragic culmination of events, a 20-year-old woman was killed, and several others were injured in separate shootings, the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) has confirmed to the Consortium.

March 12th, 2024
Haitian PM says he’ll resign once new gov’t council is formed

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry announced early Tuesday, March 12, 2024, that he would resign once a transitional presidential council is created.

August 22nd, 2023
Murderers ‘literally’ walking around in VI communities– Premier Wheatley

EAST END, Tortola, VI – Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI), particularly those in the East End Community, on Sunday, August 20, 2023, came together for a march to end violence in the VI. It was dubbed ‘Stop the Violence March'.

March 14th, 2023
School teacher calls for ban on toy guns in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A school teacher has called for a ban on toy guns in the Virgin Islands, as she believes their use could be training the minds of the youths to engage in activities involving real firearms.

February 21st, 2023
'Help us to restore calm'- CoP Mark Collins

ROAD TOWN, Tortola,VI – Commissioner of Police Mark Collins is asking for the public’s help in ending the rise in violence marked by the recent spate of firearm incidents around the Territory.

October 24th, 2022
Help police 'get these killers off the streets'- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has issued a call for persons to do their part in helping police to apprehend the person or persons responsible for the recent shooting deaths of Kawa Cornwall aka 'Willie' and Kadeem E. Frett in East End, Tortola on Friday, October 21, 2022.

June 27th, 2022
Graphic police video casts VI as plagued by crime, drugs; CoP says video ‘incomplete’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A 5-minute disturbing video clip entitled ‘Police in Paradise’ has been drawing criticisms from the public for portraying the [British] Virgin Islands, a place where crime is still low and people live in relative safety compared to many countries, as plagued by crime, including drugs and violence.

March 9th, 2022
'Don’t live your life like a fry in the sea'- Hon Turnbull to young people

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Opposition Member Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) has called on the young people of the Virgin Islands (VI) to lead respectful lives as opposed to one where they are in constant fear of being caught by the police or killed.

February 27th, 2022
Public invited to Praise Intervention @ Festival Grounds this evening

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With two recent fatal shootings amidts the continued threat of COVID-19 in the Virgin Islands, urgent divine intervention is being sought to heal the land.

February 7th, 2022
Christian Council condemns recent fatal shootings

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Christian Council (BVICC) has condemned the recent fatal shootings in the Virgin Islands, including the murder of a young man in broad daylight in Cappoons Bay on January 30, 2022.

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