Category: Court

Extradition hearing adjourned; journalists locked out

Extradition hearing adjourned; journalists locked out

Earl ‘Bob’ Hodge and former Customs Officer Roberto ‘Tico’ Hodge were today called before the Magistrate’s Court for the official start of their extradition hearing involving the United States Justice Department. The Department is making a fresh attempt to have […]

by / on June 6, 2017 at 12:41 PM /
7 witnesses – Grandma allegedly assaults teacher

7 witnesses – Grandma allegedly assaults teacher

The grandmother of a student attending Claudia Creque Educational Centre has been called before the Magistrate’s Court on Tortola based on allegations that she assaulted a teacher at the Anegada-based educational institution. The Anegada resident, Laura Vanterpool, pleaded not guilty […]

by / on June 6, 2017 at 8:18 AM /
Fingerprint wanted from man in ‘stolen’ clothes

Fingerprint wanted from man in ‘stolen’ clothes

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has brought a male suspect before the Magistrate’s Court requesting permission to take a sample of his fingerprint. The court was told that police are seeking to obtain prints from the man in an […]

by / on June 6, 2017 at 8:03 AM /
Frett changes plea

Frett changes plea

Tafari Frett has taken an about-turn in the case in which he is accused of keeping several rounds of ammunition at his Parham Town residence, which he shares with his father and his father’s girlfriend. The teen, who previously denied […]

by / on June 2, 2017 at 8:13 AM /
Freeman finally sentenced for 2012 offence

Freeman finally sentenced for 2012 offence

Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo has found Eric Freeman guilty of handling stolen goods. The offender was subsequently fined $3,000 for the offence which he reportedly committed in 2012. Freeman has until August 8 to pay the fine or he will […]

by / on June 2, 2017 at 7:13 AM /
Former hospital worker gets $45K bail

Former hospital worker gets $45K bail

Former hospital worker Kindel Vanterpool has finally been called before the Magistrate’s Court to answer to an assault occasioning actual bodily harm charge. Vanterpool, who is accused of beating a female patient who reportedly insulted him, pleaded not guilty to […]

by / on June 1, 2017 at 8:03 PM /
Lawyer wants lengthy wait for trial considered

Lawyer wants lengthy wait for trial considered

Defence attorney Stephen Daniels has urged the court to consider during sentencing, the fact that the matters against his client Cayma Nibbs have been dragged through the court for years. “I think the defendant has duly paid the price for […]

by / on May 31, 2017 at 3:32 PM /
Marijuana is gateway to cocaine, magistrate warns

Marijuana is gateway to cocaine, magistrate warns

While describing marijuana as a ‘gateway drug’, Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo fined Greenland resident Theron Harry $600 for two counts of a marijuana charge – possession of a controlled drug. “When you can’t get high off cannabis, you elevate [to other […]

by / on May 30, 2017 at 9:12 AM /
I am coward, man tells court after nasty fight

I am coward, man tells court after nasty fight

While challenging allegations that he was among a group of Filipinos who assaulted and badly injured a fellow countryman in Road Town in 2015, Noel Perido told the Magistrate’s Court this week that he is a ‘coward’. He admitted to […]

by / on May 30, 2017 at 8:42 AM /
Second man was at Smith’s home during gun find

Second man was at Smith’s home during gun find

Members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force have mentioned Kareem Durante’s name in the gun case against Terry Smith. Durante is not charged in the matter. But officers Richard Francis and Esau Andrews testified that they met Durante at […]

by / on May 30, 2017 at 8:21 AM /