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August 10th, 2022
Jose Almestica charged with Deverson Williams’ murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Major Crime Team today, August 10, 2022, charged Jose Almestica, 33, with murder in the shooting death of Deverson Williams.

July 3rd, 2022
HMP inmate Jose Almestica reportedly stabbed

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom is that inmate at Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut Jose Almestica has been rushed to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital with stab wounds.

January 7th, 2022
20 firearms, $50M in drugs confiscated from Jose Almestica’s residence– CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the investigation into crimes allegedly committed by Mr Jose Almestica continues, Commissioner of Police Mr Mark Collins has disclosed that 20 firearms and $50 million worth of drugs were found inside Almestica’s Ballast Bay apartment, paving the way for countless more charges to be laid against him.

December 15th, 2021
Smith siblings remanded to HMP for harbouring Jose Almestica

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards remanded two more persons – Shamal Smith and Renee Smith – to Her Majesty’s Prison, charged with Harbouring former fugitive Jose Almestica.

December 14th, 2021
Two more charged with harbouring prison escapee Jose Almestica

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that three persons, including two siblings, have been charged with harbouring 2017 prison escapee Jose Almestica.

December 10th, 2021
Recaptured fugitive & girlfriend remanded to HMP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Recaptured fugitive Jose Almestica of the US Virgin Islands and his girlfriend, Sea Cows Bay resident Jennifer Smith, were both ordered to be remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut following their virtual court appearance before Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards on Thursday, December 9, 2021.

December 8th, 2021
Man who escaped HMP following Hurricane Irma recaptured

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force yesterday, December 7, 2021, arrested and charged Jose Almestica, 33, for escaping lawful custody.

October 28th, 2017
Man accused of Alston E. Penn’s murder among prisoners still on the run

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Police on October 27, 2017 released the names of the three prisoners still on the run following the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017.

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