Category: Court

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 /
Gumbs boycotts court

Gumbs boycotts court

Carlos Gumbs has boycotted the Magistrate’s Court. That was the information relayed to the court yesterday (March 8) when a three-year-old matter involving Gumbs was called up for trial. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards was told that Gumbs has refused to […]

by / on March 9, 2017 at 7:19 AM /
Woman in court for allegedly making death threat

Woman in court for allegedly making death threat

Evon Witter, a Jamaican woman living in Purcell Estate on Tortola, has been brought before the Magistrate’s Court for allegedly making death threats. She was granted $40,000 bail during her appearance before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards this month. Allegations read […]

by / on March 9, 2017 at 5:05 AM /
Masa pleads at ‘sex tape’ trial – Cop testifies

Masa pleads at ‘sex tape’ trial – Cop testifies

The British Virgin Islands’ first trial surrounding the posting of alleged obscene image on social networking site Facebook got underway today (March 7), moments after the accused Ramoamasagana ‘Masa’ Pemberton pleaded not guilty to obscene publication. Pemberton, a well-known social […]

by / on March 8, 2017 at 5:20 PM /