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March 12th, 2021
Horseracing 'will never be the same' without ‘Bob’ & ‘Mileage’- Lesmore Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The horseracing fraternity in the Virgin Islands and the US Virgin Islands is still reeling from the death of two of its most prominent horse owners and supporters of the ‘sport of kings’.

February 10th, 2021
‘We must reject the spirit of criminality’- Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the slaying of businessman and prominent horse owner, Earl D. Hodge aka ‘Bob’ last evening, February 9, 2021, and two fatal shootings last week, Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has urged Virgin Islanders to understand that it is their moral and civic responsibility to neither condone nor support criminality nor to impede the process of justice.

July 26th, 2017
'Bob' & 'Tico' Extradition decision postponed until September 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - All ears were glued to radio and online news to hear the decision of the extradition hearing for Earl D. Hodge, aka 'Bob' and ex Customs Officer, Roberto Harrigan aka 'Tico'.

June 6th, 2017
Extradition hearing #2 for ‘Bob’ Hodge & Tico Harrigan begins

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Imported Magistrate Shawn Innocent has ordered the doors of his court room be closed to reporters as he commenced sitting over the extradition hearing of two locals wanted by the United States of America, Earl Deville Hodge aka Bob Hodge and Roberto ‘Tico’ Harrigan.

January 23rd, 2013
UPDATE: New evidence against drug conspiracy group; case deferred

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Crown has received additional evidence against the five men accused of allegedly being involved in a thirteen (13) year drug conspiracy ring and are locked in an extradition battle with the United States of America (US).

October 12th, 2012
Local charges dropped for five drug ring accused

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – All local charges have been dropped against the five men originally accused of being involved in an alleged drug ring.

July 14th, 2012
UPDATE – Ruling in extradition will be "any day"

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two days of arguments for the pros and cons of extraditing five alleged drug traffickers to the United States culminated with Justice Albert Redhead informing the Crown and Prosecution that he will hand down his decision "any day".

May 1st, 2012
UPDATE- Pre-trial in alleged drug traffickers’ saga set for June 18

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After some two hours of case management this morning May 1, 2012, the Crown and lawyers for five men wanted in the United States of America for narco-trafficking will converge at the High Court on June18, 2012 for a pre-trial hearing.

April 11th, 2012
Alleged Drug traffickers heading to HC in May!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A date in May 2012 is marked on the High Court’s calendar for the habeas corpus hearing for the five alleged drug runners, who are wanted in the United States of America, to answer narco-trafficking charges.

March 15th, 2012
No habeas corpus filed in Bob Hodge’s saga….as yet!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – They have been remanded to Her Majesty Prison until Governor Boyd McCleary decides if they will be extradited to the United States of America to face narco trafficking charges, but a check at the High Court Registry up until yesterday March 14, 2012, revealed that none of the lawyers for the five alleged drug traffickers have filed a habeas corpus – a writ to determine whether the government has the right to continue detaining them.

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