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November 1st, 2023
Ex-Cop Matthews reappointed to BVIPA Board on $900 stipend

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Ex-Commissioner of Police, Mr Micheal B. Matthews has been re-appointed as a board member of the BVI Ports Authority, having served previously on the board since retiring as Top Cop.

December 16th, 2022
New homicides ‘saddens my heart, feels like nothing has changed'– Ex Top Cop

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Ex-Commissioner of Police Mr Michael B. Matthews says receiving news of new homicides in the Virgin Islands is something that saddens him as the former commissioner in the Virgin Islands, since it feels like nothing has changed.

July 1st, 2021
Speaker Willock fires back @ ex-cop Mathews over RVIPF's recruitment practices

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Willock has fired back at ex-Commissioner of Police, Michael B. Matthews who has called ‘pure fabrication’ statements made by the Speaker on the State of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) during his June 18, 2021, appearance.

February 5th, 2021
Rodney A. Simmonds & Andrew J. Skerritt confirmed as shooting death victims

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – Prominent Virgin Islands (VI) businessman and The Boys Service Station co-owner Rodney A. Simmonds along with another man identified as Andrew J. Skerritt have been named as the victims in today’s Friday, February 5, 2021 shooting deaths that have rocked the island of Tortola.

January 17th, 2021
Officers in largest drugs bust were ‘suspected’ of being corrupt – CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI -Outgoing Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews has revealed that the two officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) who were implicated and charged in the $250 million drug bust in the Balsam Ghut area in November 2020, were suspected of being corrupt.

November 13th, 2020
Media denied chance to ask pressing questions @ drug bust press conference

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – At least one local journalist has publicly criticised the November 10, 2020, joint press conference hosted by Governor Augustus J.U Jaspert and Police Commissioner Michael B. Matthews to report on the territory's historic $250M drug bust.

November 12th, 2020
Skelton-Cline suspects ulterior motives behind press conference by Governor & CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio show moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says he suspects ulterior motives are surrounding the press conference hosted by Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert and Commissioner of Police, Michael B. Matthews, over the record-breaking $250M drug bust in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, on Friday, November 6, 2020.

October 31st, 2020
Gov Jaspert ‘in a difficult position’ to apologise – CoP Matthews

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – United Kingdom (UK) national and Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews says the Governor of the Virgin Islands, Mr Augustus J.U. Jaspert is in a difficult position to apologise for comments he made regarding the UK not paying reparations to the descendants of slaves in the VI.

October 14th, 2020
Police accused of 'terrifying' children with 'laser guns'

ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and its Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews are once again facing heat, after a mother claimed RVIPF officers illegally ransacked her family’s boat and property all while pointing 'laser guns' at her children.

October 10th, 2020
‘Officers don’t go out with intent to cause problems’- CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outgoing Commissioner of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Mr Michael B. Matthews has defended the conduct of his officers in the fields, following some public criticisms that the police on occasion, have been employing excessive force in the execution of duties.

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