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May 7th, 2022
Visitations @ HMP resumes for three days weekly

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – The Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) facility in Balsam Ghut Tortola has re-opened to visitors for three days weekly after visitations were stopped as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 4th, 2022
Premier Fahie could be released on $500k bond- US Judge declares

MIAMI, Florida, USA- Premier of the [British] Virgin Islands Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) could be released on a $500,000 bond as he awaits trial on charges tied to a US government narcotics sting, a federal judge in Miami said today, May 4, 2022.

October 30th, 2021
Governors refused to deport convicted expats out of VI- Premier

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that past Governors of the Virgin Islands (VI) had refused to take a decision to deport convicted expat criminals after they served a sentence in Her Majesty's Prison (HM Prison), despite being pressed by the Elected Government to have the individuals deported.

October 10th, 2021
14 years for VIPD Officer for drug trafficking


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The letters of police officers, family members and friends pleading to the Miami District Court asking for leniency for Teshawn Adams, the US Virgin Islands (USVI) Police Officer and National Guard member who federal prosecutors said was at the centre of a multi-million dollar cocaine operation, did not sway Judge Paul Huck from handing down a 14-year prison sentence to Adams on Monday, October 5, 2021.

February 21st, 2021
Convicted US sex offender sentenced to 10 years on St Croix


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert, District of the [US] Virgin Islands, announced that Robert Black, age 50, originally of Missouri, was sentenced on Friday, February 19, 2021, on the charges of attempted coercion and enticement and failure to register as a sex offender.

December 20th, 2020
US teen given 4 mths in prison for breaking quarantine in Cayman Islands

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands- An American teenager and her boyfriend from the Cayman Islands have been sentenced to four months in prison for flouting the Caribbean nation's strict Covid-19 quarantine requirement.

November 24th, 2020
David N. Straker sentenced to 10 years for firearm offences

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Gorda resident David N. Straker has been given a 10-year sentence after police uncovered two guns, one of which was prohibited in the Virgin Islands in his home.

July 9th, 2020
HM Prison visits resuming after long COVID-19 lockout

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Public visits to Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut will officially resume from Monday, July 13, 2020, while church visits will resume a day earlier on Sunday, July 12, 2020, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

November 2nd, 2019
Pennsylvania duo sentenced for cocaine possession in USVI


ST. THOMAS, USVI - Ngoc Nguyen, 22, and Fendi Brooks, 26, both from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, were sentenced on Thursday for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

October 25th, 2019
10 years jail for STT youth who used A-15 rifle during robbery


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Arthur Greaves, Jr, 20, of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) was sentenced on Thursday, October 24, 2019 after being convicted of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.


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