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April 20th, 2024
Police records ‘significant increase’ in non-residential burglaries on Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Criminal Investigations Department has reported a significant increase in the number of non-residential burglaries on Tortola since the beginning of the year, compared to the same period last year.

April 4th, 2024
Society must do more for youths in conflict with law- Chief Justice Pereira

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Chief Justice Hon Dame Janice M. Pereira, DBE has called for society to do more for persons in conflict with the law, especially youths who she says often face stigma and end up returning to a life of crime.

March 21st, 2024
RVIPF has resources to fight gun crime but needs strategy- Hon Mather

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Opposition Members in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) have slammed the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) as having enough resources to fight crime but lacking a strategy to get the job done.

February 10th, 2024
Two nabbed for allegedly defrauding USVI Gov’t of $500K COVID funds


CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix, USVI — The USVI Police Department's the Economic Crime Unit on Thursday announced the arrest of two individuals, Kenyetta Riddick and Andrew John for their alleged involvement in fraudulently obtaining money from the Government of the Virgin Islands' Covid Economic Stimulus account.

February 8th, 2024
Chamber of Commerce seeking feedback on crime impacting business community

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Chamber of Commerce (BVICoC) is reaching out to the business community to gather insights and feedback on the issue of crime and its impact on businesses in the [British] Virgin Islands.

December 28th, 2023
‘Voices need to be heard’ in petition against CoP Collins – Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With some 55 damning allegations made against the Commissioner of Police, Mr Mark Collins in a petition calling for his removal from office, Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Kye M. Rymer (R5) says the voices in the petition needs to be heard.

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.

December 5th, 2023
Police escape injury as man attempts to drive through crime scene


FREDERIKSTED, ST. Croix, USVI — A man who reportedly tried to drive through a crime scene — almost running over several police officers in the process — is now facing felony assault charges before the V.I. Superior Court.

December 4th, 2023
Residents called upon to ‘step up & stomp crime out’ of VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With crime now a major concern in the territory, persons in the Virgin Islands (VI) have been called upon to 'step up and stomp crime out' by Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr in a message delivered on December 2, 2023.

November 20th, 2023
'This is the first time I really feel unsafe' in VI– Hon Marlon A. Penn

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Opposition legislator in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) says, as a result of crime, now is the first time he has really felt unsafe in the VI.

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