Category: Crime/Police

Gunfire at Fort Hill

Gunfire at Fort Hill

Residents are reporting that there was gunfire and an attempted robbery in the Fort Hill area of Tortola this morning. Details are sketchy at this time. But police officers are in the community on an operation.

by / on June 22, 2017 at 9:21 AM /
Malone wants major conflict solving initiative

Malone wants major conflict solving initiative

Carvin Malone wants a structured conflict resolution initiative to be launched in schools and homes to help tackle the issue of crime and violence in the territory. He said the Lions Club that he leads, as well as Government and […]

by / on June 20, 2017 at 1:47 PM /
Gov’t blasted amid claims it shuns peace concert

Gov’t blasted amid claims it shuns peace concert

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The sincerity of the National Democratic Party government’s spoken abhorrence towards crime is again being questioned; this after no member of the administration was seen at a major event hosted yesterday to promulgate […]

by / on June 17, 2017 at 9:00 AM /
Carrot Bay men charged for marijuana

Carrot Bay men charged for marijuana

Two residents of Carrot Bay have been arrested and charged with illegal possession of marijuana stemming from separate police operations. They are 61-year-old Alden Potter and 28-year-old Marley Donovan. According to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, both men were […]

by / on June 9, 2017 at 2:59 PM /
No curfew for the ‘friendly’ east

No curfew for the ‘friendly’ east

Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews said he does not think criminals would be deterred by any curfew that is being proposed for the eastern end of Tortola, especially the troubled Long Look area that has recorded three gun murders so […]

by / on June 6, 2017 at 8:10 AM /
Police force to become less dependent

Police force to become less dependent

Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews said there is no immediate plan to recruit overseas experts to help deal with issues such as the ‘gang culture’ facing the British Virgin Islands (BVI), adding that funds have been provided to upskill his […]

by / on June 6, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
UPDATE: Police say escapee recaptured

UPDATE: Police say escapee recaptured

The man who escaped from the Road Town Police Station this afternoon (June 2) has been recaptured. Information Officer at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Diane Drayton made the disclosure this evening while she confirmed an earlier BVI News […]

by / on June 2, 2017 at 7:42 PM /
Prison officer released from hospital

Prison officer released from hospital

Superintendent of Prisons David Foot said the prison officer who suffered a ‘minor’ head injury during an attack on the job yesterday has been released from hospital. He added that the prisoner who allegedly inflicted the wound is likely to […]

by / on June 2, 2017 at 2:19 PM /
Gun case: Terry Smith shocked cousin visited him

Gun case: Terry Smith shocked cousin visited him

Firearm accused Terry Smith has told the Magistrate’s Court that, minutes before police raided his Butu Mountain home and found a loaded handgun, his cousin Kareem Durante had been close to the very area where the weapon was discovered. Police […]

by / on May 30, 2017 at 4:05 PM /
ARREST BLOTTER – May 14 to 20

ARREST BLOTTER – May 14 to 20

Eight persons were charged with various offences within the period May 14 to 20. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, in its weekly Arrest Blotter, listed those persons and charges as follows: Unlawful possession of cannabis On 14-05-2017 at 1800hrs […]

by / on May 29, 2017 at 6:40 AM /