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December 14th, 2023
Witch-hunt continues? Wade N. Smith arrested & charged with Breach of Trust

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After being sent home for no reason over a year ago, leading to him taking court action against the government, it was yesterday Wednesday, December 13, 2023, that United Kingdom (UK) police officers arrested and charged Mr Wade N. Smith, the Commissioner of Customs, with one count of Breach of Trust in a Public Office.

October 25th, 2023
Gov’t looking to buy 6 new vehicles for RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) will soon be getting shiny new vehicles on the public purse, even as the force has been accused of poor performance under the leadership of current Commissioner of Police, Mark Collins.

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!”

March 22nd, 2023
HM Customs investigation: Police make another arrest without charges laid

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI – As the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) continues its investigations into HM Customs on the direction of the United Kingdom (UK) retired judge Sir Gary R. Hickinbottom, another person has been arrested but again had to be released with charges.

February 9th, 2023
Police Officers claim they were not shown version of Police Act before HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heel of an outcry by the public and many legislators on the version of the Police Act 2023 before the House of Assembly (HoA) comes word that local police officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are claiming to not have seen the version that made it to the HoA.

January 18th, 2023
'We have failed': London police apologise over serial rapist cop

LONDON, UK- London's police force on Monday, January 16, 2023, publicly apologised after a former officer admitted to raping and sexually assaulting a dozen women over nearly two-decades.

December 6th, 2020
‘We welcome the 6 UK officers’ to offer marine police training’- Premier Fahie

ROAD REEF, Tortola, VI-Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has welcomed the gesture by the United Kingdom (UK) Government to offer support to the marine policing of the Territory, including offering six offers to provide training to local officers.

October 12th, 2020
RVIPF vacancies: Local officers allege being sidelined for UK officers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It has long been known there is a strained relationship between local police officers, including Caribbean recruits, and officers from the United Kingdom (UK) in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF); however, it has come to the forefront again, with local officers alleging there has been another attempt to sideline them for more UK officers.

June 20th, 2017
More UK police officers brought in!- CoP Matthews confirms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews has said the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) recently brought in a number of additional officers from the United Kingdom using resources that Governor John S. Duncan OBE used his powers to impose direct rule and demand from the National Democratic Party Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

January 28th, 2013
Belonger Police Officers snubbed again for another UK Officer!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a time when elected officials are claiming that they are pushing for locals to obtain jobs in their country, it seems like this does not apply to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

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