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July 5th, 2023
2 justice systems in VI: No justice! No peace! in criminal division

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The chickens seem to be coming home to roost, after a former Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) warned the Territory two years ago about the dangers of having two justice systems- “One for them and the other for us!”

January 13th, 2023
'There are inmates awaiting trial for up to 5 years'- Guy M. Hill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The old maxim ‘Justice delayed is justice denied’, which means that if legal redress or equitable relief is available, but is not forthcoming in a timely fashion, it is effectively the same as having no remedy at all, may very well apply to the state of judicial affairs in the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 20th, 2022
Over 50 persons on remand @ HMP, spanning 6 mths to 3 years!– Hill

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Mr Guy M. Hill said currently there are more than 50 individuals on remand at the state facility.

January 13th, 2022
Disheartening! Increase in number of persons on remand– Chief Justice

CASTRIES, St Lucia- Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Her Worship Dame Janice M. Pereira has raised concerns that there are more persons being held on remand in state prisons across the region.

December 10th, 2020
Unemployed mason caught with $170K cash hidden in toolbox

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- An unemployed mason from St Vincent and the Grenadines was caught with over $170,000 in cash, believed to be proceeds of crime, hidden inside a toolbox at his residence on Virgin Gorda.

March 19th, 2020
Man in custody @ RT Police Station attacks officer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sea Cows Bay resident Verne Forbes has been fined $500 for assault on a male officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

February 20th, 2020
Nickera Smith murder: Wescott was last to speak to victim before she left home- court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Telephone records indicate that Ashan R. Westcott was the last person to speak to the late Nickera Smith of Hope Hill, when she left her family home for the last time alive.

January 12th, 2012
Brandon Cline on remand for cannabis possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Brandon Cline, who is reported to be the son of Bishop John Cline, was remanded to prison on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 after he pleaded guilty for being in possession of over 60 grammes of marijuana.

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