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June 15th, 2023
$1K fine for curfew breach ‘is not such a deterrent to me’- Damion C. Grange

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Curfew Act, 2017 now gives the Police the power to arrest persons on the spot and charge them when in breach of the Act; however, the fine enshrined in law is not seen as a deterrent by everyone.

November 3rd, 2022
Oil tanker fined $250,000 for burning high sulfur fuel near St Croix


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Ionian Management, which manages three vessels including M/T Ocean Princess, was sentenced on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, to pay a fine of $250,000 after pleading guilty to a violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.

June 3rd, 2022
Bill in USVI calls for persons to be jailed or fined for lying to Gov't


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Any person who is found guilty of making false, fictitious or fraudulent claims on the government of the Virgin Islands, its departments, boards and commissions among other arms will face a fine of $2,500 and five years of imprisonment if a bill approved in the Senate Committee on Rules and Judiciary Thursday, June 2, 2022, is signed into law.

August 26th, 2021
Tortola man is first to be ticketed $10K for breach of quarantine

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– One man received a ticket for $10,000 today, August 26, 2021, from officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for breach of quarantine after he was found in violation of a mandatory order to remain at home until September 2, 2021.

June 17th, 2021
$10K fine for falsifying vaccine records & COVID-19 tests- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has introduced a $10,000 fine for false traveller declarations relating to COVID-19, according to Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

March 23rd, 2021
UK to impose £5,000 fine for people going on holiday abroad

LONDON, United Kingdom- After failing to act in a timely manner when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, resulting in the deaths of many in the United Kingdom (UK) as the virus spiralled out of control, the government of embattled Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson ‘aka ‘Boris’ is now looking at tough prevention measures to save face.

December 2nd, 2020
Stiff fines for tourists & locals breaching COVID-19 guidelines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Tourists and locals who breach the COVID-19 guidelines as the territory reopens for the December 2020 tourism season, could find themselves paying stiff penalties for breaking those regulations.

December 2nd, 2020
US quartet charged with Illegal Entry pleads guilty in court; Fined $1000 each

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The United States quartet – Nicholas Cancro, John Hines Jr, Lynee Ann Hines and Jeanne McKinnon – who were all jointly charged with the offence of landing in the territory without the leave of an immigration Officer on November 19, 2020, initially intended to challenge the matter but opted to plead guilty after hearing they would spend the holidays behind bars on remand instead.

November 9th, 2020
Over $99K & go-fast boat seized; 2 arrested

WEST END, Tortola, VI- [Post Time: 8:00pm] Information just reaching our news centre is that a large quantity of cash was seized and 2 arrested when a joint operation between HM Customs and US Customs and Border Protection found a go-fast boat in Virgin Islands waters this afternoon, Monday, November 9, 2020.

September 8th, 2020
Local who called policewoman a ‘fat bitch’ fined nearly $4K for traffic offences

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Long Trench resident Irvin Anthony Smith, who reportedly called a female auxiliary officer a ‘fat bitch’ and hurled other indecent slurs at her, was fined nearly $4,000 when he appeared virtually before the Magistrate’s Court on Monday, September 7, 2020.

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