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November 20th, 2021
USVI police allegedly body slams & batters girlfriend in head, chest & shoulder

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI — A police officer charged with simple assault and battery has been ordered to maintain a minimum distance of 100 feet from his girlfriend. The charges against 25-year-old Kimanie King stem from a November 16, 2021, incident where he allegedly battered his girlfriend who resided with him at the time.

November 19th, 2021
Male reportedly injured following Long Look shooting

LONG LOOK, TORTOLA, VI – Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that one male has reportedly been injured following a shooting incident in Long Look, Tortola, VI.

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 23rd, 2021
Man injured after 82 shots fired in St. Croix USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

LA GRANDE PRINCESSES, St. Croix, USVI - Residents in La Grande Princesse were stunned by loud bursts of gunshots that rattled the area just after 9:00 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 2021, leaving one man injured and a vehicle destroyed by bullets.

October 16th, 2021
Man allegedly drags victim between parked vehicles & rapes her

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI — Bail has been set in the amount of $100,000 for a man accused of perpetrating what a Judge described as a woman’s "worst nightmare."

June 20th, 2021
Police identify two of three homicide victims in STT shootings

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas — The USVI Police Department revealed during a press briefing Saturday afternoon that it had no suspects in custody relative to shootings in St. Thomas Friday that left three people dead. The department also revealed the identity of two of the three deceased victims and said weapons were not recovered from any of the crime scenes.

May 25th, 2021
Top CoP challenges VI to contact him with leads for unsolved murders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With a number of unsolved murders currently on the books at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), new Commissioner of Police Mr Mark Collins has challenged Virgin Islanders to reach out to him directly with leads that can help solve those crimes.

May 15th, 2021
Hon Smith wants mandatory jail time for possession of illegal guns

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Deputy Speaker and Territorial At-Large member in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Neville A. Smith (AL) has called for stiffer penalties relating to gun crimes, including mandatory jail time for those found with illegal guns.

May 14th, 2021
‘I’m not hearing enough outrage’ regarding crime – Hon Fraser

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Senior Opposition Legislator, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) said with regards to the conversations surrounding crime in the Virgin Islands (VI), there is not enough outrage over the situation in the territory.

May 14th, 2021
‘Gun crime is like fungus’ that eats away @ human fabric - Hon Rymer

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has said the Explosive Amendment Act 2021, is another effort by the government to deter gun crime in the Virgin Islands as well as to ensure guilty persons do not escape prosecution due to loopholes in the law.

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