Category: Court

Lawyers get new dress code, warning

Lawyers get new dress code, warning

Lawyers practicing in the different courts throughout the British Virgin Islands will now have to comply with a new dress code, according to a notice recently issued by the Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. Just last year, […]

by / on March 5, 2015 at 2:28 PM /
Trial starts: Six to testify against politician

Trial starts: Six to testify against politician

There has been a relatively early start to the trial of politician Irene Penn O’Neal who, along with two other persons, has pleaded not guilty to illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. The other two facing trial are Mrs Penn-O’Neal’s […]

by / on March 5, 2015 at 7:15 AM /
Alleged drunk driver remanded

Alleged drunk driver remanded

A 21 year-old man who allegedly drove away a motor vehicle belonging to the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) and crashed it while in a drunken state was remanded in custody when he appeared in court today, March 4. Estervan Jefferson […]

by / on March 4, 2015 at 4:26 PM /
Married man threatens girlfriend, demands sex?

Married man threatens girlfriend, demands sex?

A married man who is a native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been brought before the Magistrate’s Court on allegations that he beat his girlfriend while demanding sex, and also threatened to cut her neck. Elvis Williams, a […]

by / on March 4, 2015 at 12:38 PM /
Red hat robber demanded ‘wife’ – court hears

Red hat robber demanded ‘wife’ – court hears

Zedikhi Randy Innis – the alleged ‘red hat’ robber and mental health patient – demanded sex from a female victim when he held her at knife point and robbed her of her belongings, the court has heard. The female was […]

by / on March 4, 2015 at 11:55 AM /
College fight lands Winter sisters in court

College fight lands Winter sisters in court

Two sisters who have been accused of attacking a female on the compound of H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) are to stand trial on charges of criminal damage and assault causing actual bodily harm. Brittany and Delecia Winter, who […]

by / on March 3, 2015 at 8:49 AM /
Mother faints as burglar son is imprisoned

Mother faints as burglar son is imprisoned

Moments after making a desperate plea for leniency on behalf of her son Rondell Calliste, a mother today (February 27) fainted in the courtroom when she realized that the magistrate sent the son to prison for 18 months. The son’s […]

by / on February 27, 2015 at 8:55 PM /
Extradition road-block in murder case!

Extradition road-block in murder case!

An ‘over-saturated’ list of cases in the Magistrate’s Court in St. Kitts is being blamed for the delay in that Caribbean country extraditing Andraes Norford to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to be charged for the murder of Melbourne Francis. […]

by / on February 27, 2015 at 5:44 PM /
Man locked up for missing court

Man locked up for missing court

A man who missed at least six of his scheduled court appearances was locked up when he finally showed up in the Magistrate’s Court at John’s Hole, Tortola. Sydney Varlack Malone, who is facing a charge of criminal trespass for […]

by / on February 27, 2015 at 8:56 AM /
‘He knocked my teeth out’

‘He knocked my teeth out’

Ivan Govia who has pleaded not guilty to a charge of wounding told the court that his action was justified because the complainant had knocked his teeth out. “I did hit him with the knife because he knocked my teeth […]

by / on February 27, 2015 at 7:57 AM /