Category: Court

63-year-old sentenced for marijuana

63-year-old sentenced for marijuana

Richard Thomas, who police found with 610 seedling marijuana plants, was sentenced to two years imprisonment. That sentence was however suspended for two years. That means the 63-year-old offender will only serve the jail time if he commits another offence […]

by / on March 20, 2017 at 7:20 AM /
Pickering wants more courts as problems worsen

Pickering wants more courts as problems worsen

Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick Pickering said a children and family court is needed in the British Virgin Islands, adding that he anticipates social and family problems to only worsen as the territory becomes more prosperous. “We are getting to the […]

by / on March 17, 2017 at 3:43 PM /
Deron Walters charged for $1.5M worth of cocaine

Deron Walters charged for $1.5M worth of cocaine

Police have charged 29-year-old Deron Walters of Fat Hogs Bay on Tortola following the seizure of 14 blocks of cocaine, which the law enforcers said has a street value of $1.5 million. He is charged with unlawful possession of cocaine, […]

by / on March 17, 2017 at 3:13 PM /
Lawyer accuses magistrate of bias in drug case

Lawyer accuses magistrate of bias in drug case

Defence attorney Marlon Gordon, who is representing three of the four men currently on trial for possession of some 80 kilograms of cocaine, has accused Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards of being biased in the proceedings. “Ma’am, I don’t feel like […]

by / on March 16, 2017 at 7:59 AM /
Cop deduces ‘misguided’ attempt to hide cocaine

Cop deduces ‘misguided’ attempt to hide cocaine

A member of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has described as misguided, an alleged attempt to conceal cocaine in buckets of mortar-like substances presumably from sniffer dogs. Detective Constable Thomas Himbury made the remark while he testified yesterday in […]

by / on March 15, 2017 at 7:00 AM /
FAMILY: Murder convict was child of privilege

FAMILY: Murder convict was child of privilege

In a written judgment handed down this month, the High Court has given a summary of the social inquiry report done before it sentenced Kenyatta Boynes to life imprisonment with possible parole after 30 years for the offences of murder […]

by / on March 14, 2017 at 9:08 AM /
Home intruder gropes woman’s buttocks

Home intruder gropes woman’s buttocks

A man who trespassed into a family’s residence and groped a woman on her buttocks has been granted $30,000 bail in the Magistrate’s Court. Marshall Senhouse pleaded guilty to criminal trespass, being armed with an offensive weapon, and indecent assault […]

by / on March 14, 2017 at 7:43 AM /
Man destroys wife’s phone amid alleged assault

Man destroys wife’s phone amid alleged assault

Trevon Johnny has been brought before the Magistrate’s Court for allegedly choking his wife and smashing her cellular phone. The 36-year-old accused pleaded guilty to criminal damage, but not guilty to common assault and being armed with an offensive weapon. […]

by / on March 14, 2017 at 7:28 AM /
Woman beaten for not paying ‘enough’ attention

Woman beaten for not paying ‘enough’ attention

A man who admitted to injuring his lover after accusing her of paying more attention to other men than him has been put on $50,000 signed bail. Delwin Percival, 29, was granted bail after he pleaded guilty to assault occasioning […]

by / on March 10, 2017 at 9:14 AM /
USVI native to be deported

USVI native to be deported

Governor John Duncan has ordered the deportation of US Virgin Islands (USVI) native Camille King Jr, who was sentenced last year for a myriad of offences including illegal possession of a firearm. The deportation order was made on March 8 […]

by / on March 10, 2017 at 7:30 AM /