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August 8th, 2022
Nyron Erickson loses appeal against extradition to US

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Nyron Erickson, who is wanted by the United States Government to face charges of conspiracy to launder monetary funds from outside the USA and unlawfully transporting the funds into the USA, has lost his appeal against extradition.

June 21st, 2022
Kittitian Andreas Norford gets 30 years in prison for C. Melbourne Francis murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- St Kitts national Andreas Norford, who was convicted on November 30, 2021, of the murder of Cornel Melbourne Francis aka ‘Trouble’, has been sentenced to 37 years imprisonment; however, after considering time served High Court Judge Richard G. Floyd reduced the sentence to 30 years, 6 months.

March 31st, 2022
Bail granted to local youth imprisoned since Dec 2019 on firearm & wounding charges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A 21-year-old local male who was in custody at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut since December 12, 2019, was recently granted bail by High Court Judge Richard G. Floyd.

March 14th, 2022
Interdicted policemen Prevost & Power found Not Guilty in High Court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that interdicted policemen Pamphill Prevost and Simon Power, who were allegedly linked to missing money while they were executing search operations while on police duty between January 2012 to July 2014, have been found not guilty in the High Court.

February 22nd, 2022
ESHS students brawl inside compound of HoA/High Court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A video shared on social media on Monday, February 21, 2022, is showing several students of the Junior School section of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) engaged in a brawl in the compound of the High Court and House of Assembly (HoA) in Road Town.

February 21st, 2022
Acquitted policeman seeking to have charges struck out from records

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Jamaica national Shawn Henry, the only policeman acquitted in the 2019 court matter where he and two others – Pamphill Prevost and Simon Power – were allegedly linked to missing money while they were executing search operations while on police duty between January 2012 to July 2014, is now seeking to have his record cleared in the judicial system.

January 21st, 2022
Alleged human smuggler Danny Dennevil loses another bid for bail

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Stating that if he is granted bail, it would lead to an erosion in public confidence in the justice system, High Court Judge Richard G. Floyd has denied the bail application for 31-year-old Danny Dennevil.

January 5th, 2022
Lawyer for George Burrows murder accused wants access to crime scene, witness

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- High Court Judge Richard G. Floyd has tossed out an application that murder accused Royden Sebastien, through his lawyer, brought to the court to be allowed access to the locus in quo (crime scene) and to a key witness of the Crown.

August 31st, 2021
AG’s permission needed for injunction against CoI lawyers- Judge to Hon Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Commercial Court Judge [Ag] Mr Adrian Jack said whether a criminal offence was committed or not, or it is in the interest of the people of the Virgin Islands, Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Julian Willock must first have the permission of the Attorney General Honourable Dawn J. Smith to file an injunction against three of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) lawyers.

August 25th, 2021
Will CoI lawyers accused of breaching VI law feature in upcoming hearings?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Commission of Inquiry (CoI) controversially launched by the United Kingdom Government to investigate allegations of corruption in the Virgin Islands has dodged questions on whether its team of 3 lawyers will be working during its upcoming hearings despite the matter of them allegedly operating illegally now the subject of a court hearing.

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