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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.

June 9th, 2021
Corruption? High Court finds UK gov’t acted unlawfully over contract award

LONDON, United Kingdom- Allegations of corruption continue to plague the Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson-led United Kingdom (UK) government, which ironically- and hypocritical to some- is sponsoring a controversial Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into governance in the [British] Virgin Islands.

March 25th, 2021
Jerrel Penn sentenced to 54 months for Possession of Counterfeit bills

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- High Court Judge Richard G. Floyd has sentenced Jerrel Penn to a total of 54 months for being in possession of counterfeit US currency bills in 2017.

March 2nd, 2021
Corruption? High Court rules UK Gov’t broke own law over COVID contracts!

LONDON, United Kingdom- While the United Kingdom Government seems bent on labelling the Virgin Islands as corrupt to the extent that it has backed a controversial Commission of Inquiry into governance, it has been found to not be without sin as the High Court in the United Kingdom (UK) has ruled that the country’s Health Secretary, Matthew J. D. Hancock aka ‘Matt’, unlawfully failed to publish details of billions of pounds' worth of coronavirus-relate

September 29th, 2020
Trial starts for USVI man caught with bag of jewellery days after Irma

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A nine-member jury is expected to decide whether a man from St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) found carrying a number of gold and silver jewellery after three jewellery stores in Road Town were looted after Hurricane Irma, is guilty or not.

March 5th, 2020
Woman guilty of ramming man with vehicle, & breaking his ankle

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A jury panel returned with a guilty verdict for Josiah’s Bay resident Isabella Merton after she allegedly rammed a man with her vehicle and broke his ankle.

December 13th, 2019
Howe sentenced to 5 years 3 months for attempted robbery, assault

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Justice Ann-Marie Smith has sentenced Virgin Islands Belonger Mickhail Howe of Lower Estate, Tortola, to five years and three months for attempted robbery and assault of a female in 2018.

October 8th, 2019
High Court Jury’s list quashed due to lack of persons from Sister Islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Several major criminal matters before the High Court were adjourned to next year, following a decision by Justice Ann-Marie Smith to quash the jury’s list.

June 10th, 2019
Office of DPP struggling with backlog of cases

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI - Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Ms Kim Hollis QC has moved to clear her name and office, regarding what Opposition Member and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) called ‘excessive wait for prisoners on remand,’ even though the Office of the DPP has revealed that it has had a backlog of cases since 2017.


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