Category: Court

$45K bail for man on marijuana charge

$45K bail for man on marijuana charge

Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards has granted $45,000 bail to Shaquille Benjamin, who is accused of being in possession of marijuana. The prosecution alleged that, around 8pm on January 18 this year, police were on foot patrol in the Purcell Estate […]

by / on August 21, 2017 at 7:00 AM /
Bail revoked – Man wanted in US back in custody

Bail revoked – Man wanted in US back in custody

Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards has revoked Robert ‘Tico’ Harrigan’s bail, leaving Harrigan’s sureties to potentially pay the full $600,000 they had signed as collateral in relation to the bail bond. The former Customs officer’s bail was revoked following reports that […]

by / on August 14, 2017 at 8:35 AM /
Convicts using relatives to avoid tough penalties

Convicts using relatives to avoid tough penalties

While lamenting the prevalence of gun-related crimes in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions also decried the number of convicted persons who use their relatives as an excuse to get leniency from judges. […]

by / on August 3, 2017 at 3:31 PM /
Sky High to fly between BVI and Jamaica

Sky High to fly between BVI and Jamaica

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Journalist Dominican Republic carrier Sky High Aviation Services is launching the first-ever direct, commercial flights between the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Jamaica. The inaugural flight is expected to happen early this month, and […]

by / on August 1, 2017 at 7:38 AM /
Man in murder case refuses to attend court

Man in murder case refuses to attend court

Reports are that Essadro Jefferson has refused to leave Her Majesty’s Prison to attend court in relation to a fresh charge he now faces for allegedly conspiring to murder David ‘Mooney’ Springette. Springette was gunned down outside the Wayside Bar […]

by / on August 1, 2017 at 6:20 AM /
BREAKING NEWS: Third person charged in murder case

BREAKING NEWS: Third person charged in murder case

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force this afternoon charged a third person in relation to the murder of David Springette outside the Wayside Bar in Fat Hogs Bay on the evening of June 21. Springette, who was pronounced dead at […]

by / on July 31, 2017 at 5:03 PM /
Man accused of murdering Penn finally gets lawyer

Man accused of murdering Penn finally gets lawyer

The Dominican Republic native who is accused of murdering Alston Penn has acquired legal representation. Yamarco Hernandez will be represented by attorney-at-law Akilah Anderson of N.R. Samuel and Co. The Legal Aid Board here in the British Virgin Islands has […]

by / on July 31, 2017 at 9:13 AM /
Man accused of fingering woman’s rectum

Man accused of fingering woman’s rectum

A man in his forties was hauled before the Magistrate’s Court this month for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman by – among other things – putting his finger into her rectum. Charged with two counts of indecent assault is Jerome […]

by / on July 31, 2017 at 7:00 AM /
54 y-o accused of raping friend’s step-daughter

54 y-o accused of raping friend’s step-daughter

A 54-year-old security guard has been hauled before the Magistrate’s Court for allegedly raping his friend’s stepdaughter. The man accused of rape is Trinidad and Tobago native Andre Stedman. He was not made to plead to the charge in the […]

by / on July 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM /
Visitor’s phone stolen – Huggins ‘got away easy’

Visitor’s phone stolen – Huggins ‘got away easy’

Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards this month fined Natasha Huggins $500 for being in possession of goods suspected to have been stolen, noting that Huggins ‘got away easy’ for the crime. The sum is the highest possible sentence an offender can […]

by / on July 28, 2017 at 8:11 AM /