Category: Crime/Police

Update: Man held in murder case released

Update: Man held in murder case released

The man held yesterday in relation to a gun murder has been released pending further investigations, said the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). The man was taken into custody in relation to the murder of 30-year-old Ashburn Dawson in […]

by / on March 24, 2017 at 5:44 AM /
Inmate reprimanded moments before death

Inmate reprimanded moments before death

BVI News Online has been informed that, moments before US Virgin Islands native Treh Williams was found hanging in his cell at Her Majesty’s Prison, he was refusing to eat, and was reprimanded for not obeying certain instructions. Reports from […]

by / on March 22, 2017 at 7:33 AM /
BREAKING NEWS: Student in hospital after suicide attempt

BREAKING NEWS: Student in hospital after suicide attempt

A student is in stable condition at Peebles Hospital following a suicide attempt today, March 21. Details of how the incident unfolded are still sketchy. BVI News Online will provide more information when it becomes available.

by / on March 21, 2017 at 10:10 PM /
Carrot Bay man charged with rape

Carrot Bay man charged with rape

Police said a resident of Carrot Bay on Tortola has been charged with one count of rape. He is 46-year-old Cuthbert Robinson. While confirming that the charge has been laid, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force did not give details […]

by / on March 21, 2017 at 6:43 PM /
31 new cops recruited, including first Filipino

31 new cops recruited, including first Filipino

Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews swore in the last four recruits today, bringing the total to 31 new officers – the largest recruitment class in the history of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). With the RVIPF celebrating its […]

by / on March 20, 2017 at 5:40 PM /
Step-mom sends direct message to Killer

Step-mom sends direct message to Killer

During a candlelight vigil, Michelle Dawson aimed directly at the heart of the murderer who gunned down her step-son Ashburn ‘Ashie’ Dawson near the Sunday Morning Well in Road Town on March 10. She delivered a strong reprimand and appeal […]

by / on March 20, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
Cops arrest motorist after cocaine find

Cops arrest motorist after cocaine find

Police have arrested a man who they said was found in possession of cocaine in the Baughers Bay area of Tortola this morning, March 16. “A male was arrested after a search of his vehicle in Baughers Bay this morning […]

by / on March 16, 2017 at 8:54 AM /
STATEMENT: Premier saddened by deaths

STATEMENT: Premier saddened by deaths

The following is a statement issued by Premier Dr D Orlando Smith following what appears to be two violent deaths in the British Virgin Islands on Friday, March 10. I AM DEEPLY SADDENED to learn of the recent tragic deaths […]

by / on March 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM /
Man escapes attempted shooting in Road Town

Man escapes attempted shooting in Road Town

A man, whose name is being withheld, has survived an attempt on his life close to the heart of the British Virgin Islands capital today, March 11. He was at a car rental business in Road Town shortly after noon […]

by / on March 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM /
Men from BVI, Canada charged with theft

Men from BVI, Canada charged with theft

Police have charged two men with theft arising from separate incidents. One is a Canadian citizen residing at Josiah’s Bay, while the other is a 43-year-old garage operator from the British Virgin Islands. In one of the incidents, Belle Vue […]

by / on March 8, 2017 at 11:48 AM /