Category: Court

Prosecution drops another cocaine charge

Prosecution drops another cocaine charge

Joel Vanterpool secured victory in the Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday (January 14), after the prosecution decided to dismiss another cocaine-related charge brought against him. The latest case was set for trial on Tuesday, but, when the accused was brought before […]

by / on January 15, 2014 at 12:38 PM /
Mother begs to hug magistrate who sentenced her son

Mother begs to hug magistrate who sentenced her son

A mother whose son was handed an 18-month suspended sentence in the Magistrate’s Court on Monday has offered to hug Magistrate Velon John. The offender, 19 year-old Jamal Freeman, whose sentence was suspended for two years, pleaded guilty in relation […]

by / on January 15, 2014 at 11:39 AM /
Smith out of prison, but trouble still lingers

Smith out of prison, but trouble still lingers

Credgton Smith, who was recently sentenced to 20 months in prison on drug and gun-related charges, was released from custody on Wednesday (January 15) to appeal his conviction. Magistrate Velon John has granted him recognizance to appear at the next […]

by / on January 15, 2014 at 11:29 AM /
Supa Cop allegedly wanted second man, says he was ‘born here’

Supa Cop allegedly wanted second man, says he was ‘born here’

The male complainant in the case against interdicted police officer Glen ‘Supa Cop’ Callwood testified that he felt a “stinging blow” coming from his testicles shortly after Callwood allegedly grabbed onto his private area and squeezed it. The complainant, who […]

by / on January 14, 2014 at 11:00 PM /
Protection likely for man accused of molesting schoolboy

Protection likely for man accused of molesting schoolboy

Acting Magistrate Velon John on Friday (December 10) ordered that the authorities should provide whatever security is solicited by a Guyanese man accused of molesting a schoolboy in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). He made the order in light of […]

by / on January 10, 2014 at 8:24 AM /
Drug smugglers to appeal sentence

Drug smugglers to appeal sentence

Three natives of St. Vincent and the Grenadines who were extradited from their homeland and convicted on drug smuggling charges in the BVI have taken steps to have their sentence overturned by the Court of Appeal. Court documents obtained by […]

by / on January 10, 2014 at 8:00 AM /
Alleged kidnapper without lawyer

Alleged kidnapper without lawyer

Kevin Sprauve, who has been charged for allegedly kidnapping and attempting to murder a woman in Sea Cow’s Bay last year made his second appearance in the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday (January 9). He however was still not asked to […]

by / on January 9, 2014 at 11:17 AM /
Newsmaker of the Year (female): Tamia Richards

Newsmaker of the Year (female): Tamia Richards

In 2013 when too many women were seemingly too fond of working in the background, Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards grabbed enormous media attention while steadfastly undertaking her duties in the territory’s Magistrate’s Court. A group of BVI News Online readers […]

by / on January 8, 2014 at 1:15 PM /
Overseas: Bribery charges unsealed against former CEOs of BVI company

Overseas: Bribery charges unsealed against former CEOs of BVI company

Caribbean News Now: Two former chief executive officers of PetroTiger Ltd – a British Virgin Islands oil and gas company with operations in Colombia and offices in New Jersey – were charged on Monday for their alleged participation in a […]

by / on January 8, 2014 at 9:49 AM /
New law firm in Road Town owned by former magistrate

New law firm in Road Town owned by former magistrate

Driven by what she described as her love for law and the pursuit of justice, Former Senior Magistrate Valerie Gordon (formerly Stephens) has opened a new law firm in Road Town, British Virgin Islands. The firm, GRR Gordon & Co, […]

by / on January 7, 2014 at 2:36 PM /