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April 20th, 2024
UPDATE: 17 suspected illegal immigrants nabbed @ Cox Heath

COX HEATH, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is seeking help to identify some 17 suspected illegal immigrants nabbed after the force received an anonymous call shortly after 6 a.m. on Friday, April 19.

March 21st, 2024
21 illegal immigrants nabbed in VG's North Sound area

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI– Twenty-one illegal migrants were located in the North Sound area of Virgin Gorda on March 21, 2024, according to information from the Department of Immigration.

February 29th, 2024
UPDATE: 14 illegal immigrants rounded up on VG; Police suspect more on island

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Following our first and accurate story about illegal immigrants caught on Virgin Gorda, this morning, February 29, 2024, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has since issued a statement confirming the operation.

February 15th, 2024
35 illegal immigrants caught on Cooper Island

COOPER ISLAND, VI- Some 35 illegal immigrants have been caught on Cooper Island, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has reported.

June 29th, 2023
Buney H. Chinnery sentenced to 8 months imprisonment in USVI

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- [British] Virgin Islander Buney H. Chinnery, 22, has been sentenced to eight months in prison after being convicted of failure to heave to law enforcement and giving a false statement to US law enforcement authorities.

March 1st, 2023
Buney H. Chinnery found not guilty in USVI court of attempted human smuggling

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The trial of a [British] Virgin Islands man caught by a Customs patrol boat after a high-speed chase in Coral Bay, St John, [US] Virgin Islands (USVI) yielded two guilty verdicts. But the defendant in the case, Buney H. Chinnery, was cleared of the more serious charge of trying to smuggle illegal immigrants into the United States.

January 16th, 2023
UPDATE: 19 illegal Haitian immigrants nabbed on VG; There may be more- Police

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Police and Immigration officials have since confirmed Virgin Islands News Online’s first and accurate story that several illegal immigrants were caught on Virgin Gorda this morning, January 16, 2023.

September 9th, 2022
Illegal Immigrants: 6 Cubans & 1 Kittitian detained on Great Thatch

GREAT THATCH, VI– Seven illegal immigrants are now in the custody of immigration officers after being detained on Great Thatch early this morning, September 9, 2022.

August 22nd, 2022
2 dead, 16 rescued after illegal immigrants get off vessel @ St John


HAULOVER, St John, USVI— Two immigrants drowned after a vessel dropped off eighteen nationals of various countries at Haulover Bay in St John, US VIrgin Islands (USVI) during the wee hours of Sunday morning, August 21, 2022, the [US] VI Police Department (VIPD) has confirmed to the Consortium.

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.

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