Category: Court

Tourist in court for overstaying during job search

Tourist in court for overstaying during job search

Two cousins slapped with immigration charges have been fined $1,000 each. Kendel Jeremy, a native of the Commonwealth of Dominica who came to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) last year as a tourist, was charged with overstaying. Twenty-three year-old Pockwood […]

by / on February 7, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
Boynes to spend at least 30 years in prison

Boynes to spend at least 30 years in prison

Kenyatta Boynes must serve a minimum of 30 years in prison before he becomes eligible for parole in relation to the 2014 murder of Paul Prentice. Justice Nicola Byer handed down that sentence in the High Court this morning, February […]

by / on February 6, 2017 at 11:46 AM /
Sentence reduced in Cordell O’Neal gun case

Sentence reduced in Cordell O’Neal gun case

Cordell O’Neal, the son of former legislator Irene Penn-O’Neal, has received a reduced prison sentence for gun offences to which he pleaded guilty two years ago. The Court of Appeal last Friday reduced his sentence from seven years and 10 […]

by / on February 6, 2017 at 9:55 AM /
Man allegedly threatens to douse woman with acid

Man allegedly threatens to douse woman with acid

Denvil Lettsome, a 65-year-old businessman who was reportedly caught on tape threatening to pour acid on a woman, has appeared before the Magistrate’s Court. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards granted the Josiah’s Bay resident $35,000 bail. It is alleged that, on […]

by / on February 3, 2017 at 9:17 AM /
Court orders suspension of driver’s licence

Court orders suspension of driver’s licence

Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards has suspended a motorist’s driver’s licence following reports that he crashed into a perimeter fence at a water plant while driving under the influence of drug and alcohol. Kevin Small is now facing four charges as […]

by / on February 3, 2017 at 7:46 AM /
$6K fine for 3 marijuana plants

$6K fine for 3 marijuana plants

Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards has fined Jamari Lucien $6,000 for cultivation of three marijuana plants. After being fined, Lucien asked the court if he could pay $500 per month. But Magistrate Richards noted that, if he pays that sum at […]

by / on February 2, 2017 at 4:01 PM /
Court punishes motorist who lied after crash

Court punishes motorist who lied after crash

A 52-year-old native of the United States, who overturned a company vehicle and then reported it stolen, has pleaded guilty to making a false report to the police, adding that he initially lied because he didn’t want to be fired […]

by / on February 2, 2017 at 9:25 AM /
Winter pleads guilty in gun case

Winter pleads guilty in gun case

Omarie Winter has pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of explosives and unlawful possession of a firearm. The 19-year-old answered to the gun offences when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, February 1. Magistrate Ayanna Batiste-DaBreo further remanded him, pending […]

by / on February 2, 2017 at 8:59 AM /
Sonnel tells court: ‘Everybody make mistake’

Sonnel tells court: ‘Everybody make mistake’

Sonnel Hanley, who has faced the court in at least his third case of randomly slapping a member of the public, has declared that everyone makes mistakes. During his latest appearance before the Magistrate’s Court, Hanley, in a bid to […]

by / on February 1, 2017 at 1:49 PM /
Desperate man in court for stealing cousin’s food

Desperate man in court for stealing cousin’s food

A 21-year-old Virgin Gorda man who burgled his cousin’s residence because he reportedly was desperate for food and water has been granted $30,000 signed bail. Jelani Marquis pleaded guilty to burglary and two counts of theft when he appeared before […]

by / on February 1, 2017 at 8:51 AM /