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March 2nd, 2024
Police discover guns, drugs & ammo near Purcell Estate Basketball Court

PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI - Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) after conducting a planned operation in the vicinity of the basketball court in Purcell Estate have found guns, drugs, and ammunition.

February 16th, 2024
21-year-old Hanna Estate youth charged for gun & ammo possession

HANNA ESTATE, Tortola, VI – Police at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have announced the discovery of a firearm and ammunition following the execution of a search warrant.

January 23rd, 2024
Police uncover guns, weed & ammo in VG stop & search

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI – Police in the Virgin Islands (VI) have reported that while conducting a stop and search operation on Virgin Gorda, Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) stopped a vehicle containing three male occupants.

December 7th, 2023
Hon Hodge-Smith calls on VI's seniors to speak up against gun violence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Junior Minister for Tourism and Culture Honourable Luce D. Hodge-Smith (R4) says gun violence in the Virgin Islands continues to keep her up at night when mostly young men are the victims of these crimes.

September 21st, 2023
Police recover 'bag of guns' from men fleeing Lambert Estate

LAMBERT ESTATE, Tortola, VI – Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, during routine patrols in the Lambert Estate area, observed three males in hoodies heading in the direction of His Majesty’s Prison, behaving suspiciously.

September 21st, 2023
UPDATE: Erickson facing 21 charges; 3 others charged for ammo possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following news of the arrest of a male on his arrival to the Virgin Islands, detectives of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force have announced tonight, Thursday, September 21, 2023, that Nyron Erickson, a 31-year-old resident of West End, Tortola was charged with a total of 21 criminal offenses.

July 17th, 2023
The VI ‘seems to have at times become a cowboy town’- Hon Mather

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Speaker and Member of the Opposition Hon Stacy Mather (AL) has said it is concerning that gun violence in the Virgin Islands (VI) is not something that is shocking to some people anymore and that the territory at times appears to have become a “cowboy town”.

June 12th, 2023
Two men charged over illegal guns & ammunition

PARHAM TOWN, Tortola, VI – Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that Officers of the Armed Response Team seized two Glock handguns over the weekend and arrested two men in Parham Town early Saturday morning, June 10, 2023, as a result of continued patrols, particularly in hot spot areas area around the Territory.

June 9th, 2023
‘There are too many guns in this territory’- Gov Rankin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With an apparent increase in gun crimes in the territory, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has said there is a need for action through the Police, Immigration and Customs to have increased controls and supervision of what’s coming into the territory to reduce the illicit import of firearms.

February 17th, 2023
Ban pellet toy guns in VI– Cromwell Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Talk show host Mr Cromwell Smith aka Edju En ka has complained that pellet shooting toy guns, while not extremely harmful, could be having a phycological effect on children in the Virgin Islands and contribute to more gun crimes.

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