Category: Court

DRUG TRIAL: Police got tip, nabbed three

DRUG TRIAL: Police got tip, nabbed three

Former Detective Inspector Mark Hughes has testified that he led a team of police officers to an area at Norman Island, British Virgin Islands, where eight packages of cocaine were retrieved. The cocaine, which was later found to weigh 278.18 […]

by / on January 27, 2015 at 8:10 AM /
PHOTOS: Inmate goes wild at court

PHOTOS: Inmate goes wild at court

Members of the Tactical Unit in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force were yesterday (January 26) called to the Magistrate’s Court at John’s Hole, Tortola, to restrain inmate Camille King. The disturbance reportedly erupted in the lock-up area of the […]

by / on January 27, 2015 at 6:03 AM /
Boynes says he owns gun, never shot anyone

Boynes says he owns gun, never shot anyone

Kenyatta Boynes who was charged for an AK47 assault rifle in December last year, today pleaded guilty to gun and drug charges when he appeared in court before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards. Boynes pleaded guilty to possession of a prohibited […]

by / on January 26, 2015 at 1:57 PM /
Letty knew about drug ring – Witness

Letty knew about drug ring – Witness

A convicted drug dealer has testified that he passed on information to Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge about the date and time cocaine was slated to reach the British Virgin Islands by plane. Elton Turnbull, who was giving evidence in the drug […]

by / on January 26, 2015 at 10:55 AM /
Man with cocaine does charitable work – Lawyer

Man with cocaine does charitable work – Lawyer

The lawyer representing a 24-year-old man held with 3.10kg of cocaine has urged the court not to impose a custodial sentence, adding that her client does charitable work for his church as well as the West End community. Attorney-at-law Arlyn […]

by / on January 25, 2015 at 10:29 AM /
Politician’s son accepts guns, jailed

Politician’s son accepts guns, jailed

Cordell O’Neal, the son of former legislator Irene Penn-O’Neal, has pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. His mother, as well as his sister Zubida O’Neal, however pleaded not guilty to the same charges. Another man, Shameek Grant, […]

by / on January 23, 2015 at 1:25 PM /
kingpin goes hard on Bob Hodge, soft on Letty

kingpin goes hard on Bob Hodge, soft on Letty

A major drug kingpin-turn-informant has testified that he shipped over 20,000 tonnes of cocaine into the British Virgin Islands starting in the 1980s, but said he had no dealings with Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge as far as the drug operation was […]

by / on January 23, 2015 at 8:53 AM /
DRUG TRIAL: Suspicious plane in the BVI?

DRUG TRIAL: Suspicious plane in the BVI?

Two United States agents testified in court yesterday (January 21) that they surveyed a suspicious plane dropping packages in the waters of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) minutes before midnight back in 2010. The packages, the agents claimed, were picked […]

by / on January 22, 2015 at 8:15 AM /
FEARFUL – Witness to testify against Letty

FEARFUL – Witness to testify against Letty

Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBroe said the court will implement special mechanisms to protect the identities of overseas witnesses who will give video-linked evidence for the prosecution in a drug and gun case involving Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge and Lucien Smith. The disclosure […]

by / on January 21, 2015 at 11:54 AM /
‘I was hearing voices’ – alleged throat slasher

‘I was hearing voices’ – alleged throat slasher

Ajelan Lewis, who is accused of slashing a woman’s throat earlier this month, allegedly told police that he was hearing voices at the time he carried out the act. “I was hearing voices, which means I was thinking too fast. […]

by / on January 21, 2015 at 7:11 AM /