Category: Court

Bailey fined $1,500 after nasty crash

Bailey fined $1,500 after nasty crash

When she appeared before Magistrate Velon John to know her fate on Monday afternoon, United Kingdom citizen Emma Bailey was ordered to pay a total fine of $1,500 and to cease driving for a period of six months. Bailey, who […]

by / on September 22, 2014 at 5:12 PM /
Bailey pleads guilty for drunk driving, five other charges

Bailey pleads guilty for drunk driving, five other charges

The citizen of the United Kingdom employed to the Governor’s Office, who was involved in a two-vehicle accident in July, has pleaded guilty to six charges, including being drunk while in charge of a motor vehicle. Emma Bailey on Friday […]

by / on September 19, 2014 at 2:29 PM /
Judges’ hands are tied when it comes to sentencing minors – DPP

Judges’ hands are tied when it comes to sentencing minors – DPP

  Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Wayne Rajbansie has raised concern about the limited sentencing options that can be practically applied in the British Virgin Islands as it relates to sentencing mainly minors. He stated that, while there are pieces […]

by / on September 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM /
DPP wants witnesses to spend less time in court, says it would save time & money

DPP wants witnesses to spend less time in court, says it would save time & money

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) wants laws to be enacted that will – among other things – allow persons on remand to give evidence via video link rather than having to travel to court, as well as for witness […]

by / on September 18, 2014 at 1:13 PM /
Confirmed: Attorney General leaving the BVI, heading into new job in January

Confirmed: Attorney General leaving the BVI, heading into new job in January

The outgoing Attorney General of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Dr. Christopher Malcolm, is heading into another high-profile university job in early January. The highly acclaimed Jamaican attorney-at-law, employer, and lecturer on Wednesday confirmed earlier media reports that he will […]

by / on September 18, 2014 at 7:50 AM /
Court hears how man beats wife, another woman

Court hears how man beats wife, another woman

The prosecution, for the first time, has given the court a detailed description of how Everson Rollins allegedly assaulted his wife on Valentine’s Day after the two got into a verbal clash in a bar at Baugher’s Bay, Tortola. A […]

by / on September 17, 2014 at 1:10 PM /
“Not good protocol” – Lawyer disturbed by second magistrate’s presence during drug trial

“Not good protocol” – Lawyer disturbed by second magistrate’s presence during drug trial

Noted Jamaican attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman almost triggered a firestorm in the Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday after he stopped just short of calling for Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards to be put out of the courtroom during a high profile drug trial. […]

by / on September 17, 2014 at 1:07 PM /
Cop allegedly bit teenager; retired investigator accused of bias

Cop allegedly bit teenager; retired investigator accused of bias

A police officer, Joseph Phillip, went on trial in the Tortola-based Magistrate’s Court on Monday, accused of biting a teenager while executing his duties. Phillip has been charged with common assault in relation to the alleged incident that the prosecution […]

by / on September 16, 2014 at 8:05 AM /
Tear-gassed in the cell?

Tear-gassed in the cell?

Devon Freeman has told the Magistrate’s Court that officers at Road Town Police Station threw tear-gas in his cell shortly after they allegedly claimed they were arresting him for his own safety because he had a large quantity of cash […]

by / on September 15, 2014 at 9:36 AM /
Alleged thief ripped chain from victim’s neck – police

Alleged thief ripped chain from victim’s neck – police

An alleged thief accused of ripping pieces of jewellery from a man’s neck in broad daylight was bold enough to tell the police that at least one of the stolen items was not original, according to the prosecution. “That gold […]

by / on September 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM /