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June 20th, 2024
Pickering-Maynard sentenced to 9 years imprisonment for drug smuggling plot

MIAMI, Florida, USA- United States District Judge Kathleen M. Williams today, June 20, 2024, sentenced former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard to 9 years in prison for her involvement in a drug smuggling plot that also implicated her son Kadeem S. Maynard and former premier Andrew A. Fahie.

June 23rd, 2023
3 life sentences commuted in surprising move by Gov Bryan


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - In a series of major moves, Governor Albert Bryan has commuted the life sentences of three inmates. The trio, who had been incarcerated for offenses ranging from unauthorized firearm use to murder, have all shown significant commitment to self-improvement and reform, according to Government House.

October 10th, 2021
14 years for VIPD Officer for drug trafficking


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The letters of police officers, family members and friends pleading to the Miami District Court asking for leniency for Teshawn Adams, the US Virgin Islands (USVI) Police Officer and National Guard member who federal prosecutors said was at the centre of a multi-million dollar cocaine operation, did not sway Judge Paul Huck from handing down a 14-year prison sentence to Adams on Monday, October 5, 2021.

November 24th, 2020
David N. Straker sentenced to 10 years for firearm offences

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Gorda resident David N. Straker has been given a 10-year sentence after police uncovered two guns, one of which was prohibited in the Virgin Islands in his home.

July 12th, 2017
UPDATE: ‘No evidence’ to support Letty’s conspiracy charge- Julian B. Knowles QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- United Kingdom (UK) Attorney at Law Julian B. Knowles QC appeared in the Court of Appeal today July 12, 2017 as the legal representative, along with popular criminal lawyer Patrick Thompson, for Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge, who is appealing the decision of Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo.

February 19th, 2014
Elderly nun sentenced over US nuclear site break-in


An elderly Catholic nun has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for damage caused while breaking into a US nuclear defence site.

January 15th, 2014
Credgton Smith wins freedom pending appeal!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Credgton Smith secured his freedom today, January 15, 2014, after his Attorney, Stephen Daniels, made a successful argument for the convicted man to be released on a recognisance pending an appeal of his conviction.

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