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December 29th, 2023
Businesses complain of long Customs Dept delays in clearing packages

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI- Since the alleged unwarranted removal of the Customs Commissioner Wade N. Smith last year, there has been a backlog in getting one’s package through the Customs Department at the Port Purcell, Tortola facility.

December 5th, 2023
HM Customs makes drug bust @ Purcell facility

PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI - Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the HM Customs Department of the Virgin Islands (VI) has reportedly uncovered a significant amount of cannabis at Port Purcell.

July 19th, 2023
UPDATE: Gov’t denies HM Customs had planned to strike

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following our article this morning, July 19, 2023, that some staff of HM Customs were planning to strike due to non-payment of increments, the Government of the Virgin Islands has issued a brief statement denying the planned industrial action.

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.

November 30th, 2022
Customs K9 died after left in vehicle

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is unclear whether anyone was held culpable; however, word only now getting to our news centre is that a K9 utilised by HM Customs reportedly died after it was left in a vehicle for some time.

October 8th, 2022
Coverup over sinking of HM Customs vessel?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) was that a small boat belonging to HM Customs has reportedly sunk on October 5, 2022, in the VI.

August 19th, 2022
Customs Boss Wade N. Smith sent on Administrative Leave!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Word reaching our newsroom is that Commissioner of Customs, Virgin Islander Wade N. Smith has been sent on administrative leave with pay.

July 18th, 2022
Police marine nabs 19 illegal immigrants along with VI boat captain

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police Marine Officers last evening July 17, 2022, have nabbed some 19 illegal immigrants along with their boat captain after intercepting a suspicious vessel in VI waters.

July 8th, 2022
RVIPF takes up post @ BVIPA in Port Purcell

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI- In keeping with recommendations made by the Commissioner of the Inquiry on governance in the Virgin Islands for the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) to take up the responsibility of security at the ports of entry, the RVIPF has since assigned police officers to Port Purcell.

June 9th, 2022
Final Report on CoI negotiations out! Governor in charge of territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) trying to put the best spin ever on the framework for implementation on the recommendations coming out of the one-man Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report, what remains clear is the Governor will run the Virgin Islands for two years, even without the suspension of the local constitution.

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