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January 4th, 2024
Jamal Freeman aka ‘Uncle’ wanted by police for escaping lawful custody

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Police have issued a wanted bulletin for Jamal Freeman aka ‘Uncle’, 29, of East End, Tortola for escaping lawful custody.

January 2nd, 2023
Gov't seeking 24-hr security services for Immigration detainees @ Castle Maria

McNAMARA, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands is inviting tenders for the supply of security services for Immigration detainees housed at Hotel Castle Maria in Road Town, Tortola.

August 30th, 2022
Immigration detention centre to be built in VI- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With housing persons detained by Immigration Department at hotels proving to be unreliable, as persons have been frequently escaping, the Government of the Virgin Islands is seeking to build a detention centre.

August 29th, 2022
‘We have sought to increase security @ Castle Maria’- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following frequent occurrences of persons escaping Immigration detention at Castle Maria in McNamara, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), who is responsible for Immigration, has said moves are being made to tighten security at the makeshift detention facility.

August 23rd, 2022
UPDATE: Guyanese woman recaptured after escaping Immigration detention

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Chief Immigration Officer, Mrs Nadia Demming-Hodge has confirmed that detainee Ms Ianna Thomas has been recaptured.

March 11th, 2022
5 Haitians & 2 Venezuelans escape Immigration detention!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Department of Immigration has alerted the public that "an intense search" is underway for five Haitian detainees who escaped immigration detention early this morning Friday, March 11, 2022.

July 7th, 2021
Immigration detainee escapes from hotel in RT

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching our newsroom is that an individual who was detained by Immigration officials has reportedly escaped custody.

May 2nd, 2017
UPDATE: Escaped prisoner turns himself in to police

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- After spending the weekend as a fugitive, Olanzo Dore, who escaped lawful custody while a prisoner on Friday April 28, 2017 has turned himself in to police.

November 11th, 2014
UPDATE: Police & Customs seek occupant of abandoned boat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and Her Majesty’s Customs are looking for a man who ran a boat aground in Freshwater Pond area in West End, Tortola last night November 10, 2014 and fled the scene to escape being detained as firstly reported by this news site.

June 21st, 2013
UPDATE: Bail still pending for alleged prison escapee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Andrew Angus Penn remains incarcerated at Her Majesty’s Prison even though he was offered bail following several charges that were laid against him at the Magistrate’s Court, including escape from lawful custody.

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