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May 5th, 2024
Airport bomb threat sent to VINO who alerted CoP & National Security Council

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- At around 4:52 PM today, Sunday, May 5, 2024, an Email was sent to one of Virgin Islands News Online's (VINO) Email addresses purporting to be from a ‘Vika Melin’ with a foreign language at the bottom of the name which appears to be from Eastern Europe.

April 2nd, 2024
Another police officer has CoP before the courts: Sean A. McCall filed 2 motions

HODGE'S CREEK, Tortola, VI- The saga of police officers and civilians taking Commissioner of Police Mark Collins and others to court continues.

January 3rd, 2024
Leaked Email: DPP had refuted CoP’s claims court matter was discontinued

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Already accused of illegally ordering the destruction of evidence to be used in a court matter and then claiming the legal matter was discontinued, new evidence has surfaced against the beleaguered Commissioner of Police Mark Collins.

December 26th, 2023
Risk of vector-borne diseases will increase with climate change– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the Virgin Islands prepares for the new year 2024, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natlaio D. Wheatly (R7) has reminded that Climate change is the single greatest threat to the survival and development of the territory as a small island.

November 23rd, 2023
Hon Penn supports ‘independent review’ of RVIPF ‘from the head come down’

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Opposition Member Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) is supporting calls for an independent review of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) amidst allegations of corruption, including against Commissioner of Police (CoP) Mark Collins.

October 13th, 2023
EE & WE police stations will have officers on 24-hr shifts from Monday- CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Making it clear that it is not his preference to have his officers on 24-hour shifts at the East End and West End Police Stations, Commissioner of Police Mark Collins has said he has, nevertheless, listened to the concerns of the public, and beginning Monday, October 16, 2023, both police stations will have officers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

October 12th, 2023
CoP finally answers leaked email on request to conceal & destroy evidence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A leaked email circulating on social media over the past two months written by Commissioner of Police (CoP) Mark Collins in 2021 to Deputy Commissioner St Clair Amory has been addressed.

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 27th, 2022
CoP appeals to public to help rid VI of illegal firearms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heel of a deadly shooting in East End Friday last, October 21, 2022, Commissioner of Police Mark Collins has appealed to the public for help in ridding the territory of illegal firearms.

October 13th, 2022
CoP Collins should have been sent home for ‘Breach of Trust’- Julio S. Henry

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- As many in the public have turned to social media to show support for public officer Najan Christopher, who was arrested and charged for a diplomatic note in favour of former Premier Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), a talk show host has pointed out what he termed as hypocrisy in the system.

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