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April 15th, 2024
USVI: Man injured in early-morning gunpoint robbery in STT


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST Thomas, USVI — An armed robbery occurred in the early hours of Saturday, April 13, 2024, in the vicinity of the Starz Hotel in Contant, prompting an urgent response from local law enforcement.

February 27th, 2024
Arrests made as probe into Aladdin robbery & CGB shooting continues

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following investigations into the recent shooting incident in Cane Garden Bay on February 4, and the robbery at Aladdin Store on Flemming Street, Road Town on February 9, officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) conducted a targeted early morning operation resulting in the apprehension of multiple individuals today, February 27, 2024.

February 18th, 2024
California man allegedly threatened to kill postal workers in USVI


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Simon Peters, a 41-year-old man from Valley Center, California, has been formally charged with making threats to kill postal workers in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), announced United States Attorney Delia L. Smith on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

January 19th, 2024
One arrested in relation to murder of Azim R. Yonnas

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Detectives of the Major Incident Team of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have arrested one person for questioning in connection with the September 3, 2023, murder of 25-year-old Azim R. Yonnas of Butu Mountain.

January 19th, 2024
Oops! Security breach or accident? Car plunged into HoA perimeter wall

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sometime yesterday, Thursday, January 18, 2024, a big hole was discovered in the perimeter wall around the House of Assembly (HoA) building, in Road Town, the capital city. The upstairs of the same building is used for the sitting of the High Court, mostly for criminal matters that are currently ongoing.

January 17th, 2024
Is Gov Rankin a liar? Double standards & hypocrisy over CoP investigation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was about a year ago that Police Commissioner Mark Collins wrote to his friend Governor John J. Rankin asking him to send Commissioner of Customs Wade N. Smith on leave while he was being investigated.

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.

November 3rd, 2023
‘Concerned Citizen’ asks Governor to investigate CoP Collins

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A ‘concerned citizen’ of the [British] Virgin Islands has written to Governor John J. Rankin, CMG requesting an investigation into Police Commissioner Mark Collins, in relation to a leaked email in which Mr Collins requested a Deputy Commissioner of Police to conceal and destroy evidence.

October 29th, 2023
RVIPF not disclosing results of autopsy on Sgt Paul France

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It has been nearly two weeks since an autopsy was performed on the body of Sergeant Paul France who was pulled from a car submerged in the sea near Queen Elizabeth II Park on the morning of Saturday, October 7, 2023.

September 22nd, 2023
Prison @ Balsam Ghut on lockdown from about 8 AM Sept 22, 2023

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom from persons familiar with the matter is that His Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut on the main island of Tortola has been on lockdown from this morning around 8:00 AM today Friday, September 22, 2023.

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