Category: Crime/Police

Scammers use BVI to steal $2M – Branson

Scammers use BVI to steal $2M – Branson

Billionaire Sir Richard Branson has sounded an alarm on con artists who he said have been using the hurricane-struck British Virgin Islands (BVI) as a way to dupe unsuspecting donors out of their money. Branson said US$2 million already has […]

by / on October 17, 2017 at 1:29 PM /
One taken to hospital after crash

One taken to hospital after crash

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has reported that one person was taken to Peebles Hospital following a motor vehicle accident in the Joe’s Hill area of Tortola. The crash reportedly happened last night, October 6. Two vehicles were […]

by / on October 7, 2017 at 6:20 AM /
Most soldiers leaving within days

Most soldiers leaving within days

Most of the soldiers who arrived in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to assist with recovery efforts after passage of the devastating Hurricane Irma on September 6 are gearing up to leave the territory in the coming days. Governor Augustus […]

by / on October 5, 2017 at 4:21 PM /
3 charged – Drug found in vehicle during curfew

3 charged – Drug found in vehicle during curfew

Three males from the island of Jost Van Dyke were charged with drug offences yesterday following a police operation in the Sea Cows Bay area of Tortola the previous night. They have been charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, and […]

by / on October 5, 2017 at 12:31 PM /
Murder rate reaches eight -Cops confirm gun attack

Murder rate reaches eight -Cops confirm gun attack

Weeks after BVI News Online reported that a man was shot dead during a gun robbery at his home in Greenland, Tortola, police this afternoon confirmed the fatality and also released the victim’s name. That incident brings the territory’s murder […]

by / on October 3, 2017 at 6:37 PM /
68-year-old man missing for nearly a month

68-year-old man missing for nearly a month

Police are seeking public assistance in relation to a missing person report that they said was publicized originally by the family of Norbert Wheatley, also known as Fix it. Wheatley, a 68 year-old resident of Mountain Valley above Huntums Ghut […]

by / on October 3, 2017 at 9:09 AM /
Names of 21 transferred prisoners released

Names of 21 transferred prisoners released

The authorities have released the names of 21 prisoners who have been transferred to St Lucia as a result of extensive damage to Her Majesty’s Prison here in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Governor Augustus Jaspert recently signed off on […]

by / on September 29, 2017 at 7:30 AM /
Body recovered – Nothing suspicious so far

Body recovered – Nothing suspicious so far

While appealing for help in identifying the body of a man that was recovered from a ghut below Treadfalls in the Sea Cows Bay area of Tortola on Monday (September 25), police said their investigation so far has not uncovered […]

by / on September 27, 2017 at 12:05 PM /
UPDATE: Cops seek armed man for threat, indecent exposure

UPDATE: Cops seek armed man for threat, indecent exposure

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has released more information about an man who they need the public’s help identifying and locating. The man is accused of a sex-related offence. Police said “the male perpetrator is described as dark […]

by / on September 1, 2017 at 5:01 AM /
2 guns found, 5 charged on Tortola and JVD

2 guns found, 5 charged on Tortola and JVD

Police said they found two loaded guns and charged five people during two separate searches within a 24-hour period this week on the islands of Tortola and Jost Van Dyke. In the Jost Van Dyke search, which was carried out […]

by / on August 31, 2017 at 1:57 PM /