Category: Crime/Police

EMPTY STATION: Vandal slashes jeep tyres in CGB

EMPTY STATION: Vandal slashes jeep tyres in CGB

The Cane Garden Bay (CGB) Police Station does not open 24/7; that’s the declaration Governor John Duncan made today in response to an alleged victim of vandalism who saw no one when he went to the station to make a […]

by / on February 17, 2017 at 8:17 AM /
Fahie pleads guilty to gun offence; back in custody

Fahie pleads guilty to gun offence; back in custody

Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards has ordered that Arian Fahie be put back in custody; this after he pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm. Fahie was previously granted bail by another magistrate. The 21-year-old was charged after he reportedly […]

by / on February 16, 2017 at 1:31 PM /
Fulfilling a demand – Bougainvillea launches urgent care services

Fulfilling a demand – Bougainvillea launches urgent care services

Dr Heskith Vanterpool is taking a second shot at the provision of urgent care services locally because he thinks there is a demand for such services, which include catering to people with cardiac problems as well as those who need […]

by / on February 16, 2017 at 7:48 AM /
Four charged with illegal entry after sea operation

Four charged with illegal entry after sea operation

After searching a vessel they had spotted near the Police Marine Base on Tortola, law enforcers this month nabbed five persons and charged four with illegal entry. Three of those charged are from the Dominican Republic, and the other is […]

by / on February 16, 2017 at 6:25 AM /
Two of 14 juveniles re-offend

Two of 14 juveniles re-offend

Minister responsible for youth and prison Myron Walwyn has disclosed that, of all juveniles who have accessed the government’s Restorative Justice Programme so far, only two have re-offended. The initiative, which was launched in 2013, provides an alternative to incarceration […]

by / on February 15, 2017 at 7:03 AM /
Too many white-collar criminals getting away!

Too many white-collar criminals getting away!

Businessman Julian Willock has lamented the rate at which white-collar crime has been going unpunished in the British Virgin Islands, adding that this category of crime appears to also be on the rise locally. White-collar crime is a non-violent offence […]

by / on February 10, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
Woman scooter rider among 7 motorists charged

Woman scooter rider among 7 motorists charged

Police have released the names of persons arrested and charged with traffic offenses last week as they intensified operations to restore order to the streets of the British Virgin Islands. Persons in breach were driving mostly without licences, registration, and […]

by / on February 8, 2017 at 3:33 PM /
Commish on video: I fully support the police

Commish on video: I fully support the police

While noting that he is encouraged by the support expressed through comments in the online media and otherwise, Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews has declared that cops will not be intimidated by unruly motorists and residents trying to obstruct law […]

by / on February 8, 2017 at 2:52 PM /
Police name taxi operator in sex case

Police name taxi operator in sex case

Police have named the taxi operator who BVI News Online earlier reported was charged with unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of consent (16 years). Akeem Jamaal Sebastian, 32, was arrested and charged on February 2. He […]

by / on February 8, 2017 at 10:10 AM /
Biker slapped with 6 charges after street brawl

Biker slapped with 6 charges after street brawl

The motorcyclist at the center of a videotaped standoff involving residents and police officers in the Long Bush area of Tortola last week has been slapped with six charges. Ashemba Frett, who cops said is a resident of Belle Vue, […]

by / on February 7, 2017 at 8:59 AM /