Category: Crime/Police

Foreign cops told: Don’t come for the lifestyle

Foreign cops told: Don’t come for the lifestyle

Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews said his team will this year start rolling out police vehicles that are far more easily identifiable, adding that he also does not want police officers being recruited from overseas to think they are here […]

by / on January 18, 2017 at 1:17 PM /
Crime declined by 4 percent – Premier

Crime declined by 4 percent – Premier

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith yesterday told the House of Assembly that crime decreased by 4 percent last year when compared to the year 2015, adding that plans are afoot to enhance the police firearms response mechanisms ‘in line with […]

by / on January 17, 2017 at 11:24 AM /
Giving business owners guns won’t solve crime -Fraser

Giving business owners guns won’t solve crime -Fraser

Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser has reiterated his call for the police to carry guns, but he does not think the suggestion for business operators to more easily acquire licensed firearms would significantly help to curb the current spate […]

by / on January 11, 2017 at 7:10 AM /
ARREST BLOTTER: January 1 to 7

ARREST BLOTTER: January 1 to 7

The following is the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force’s list of people charged from January 1 to 7, 2017: Unlawful possession of a controlled drug 1. On 01-01-2017 at 0039hrs – Police arrested and charged Laren Turnbull, 47, resident of […]

by / on January 11, 2017 at 6:02 AM /
Premier has ‘deep concern’ about violent crimes

Premier has ‘deep concern’ about violent crimes

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has joined a growing list of persons raising concern about the latest spate of serious crimes in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). “I would like to express my deep concern about the state of violent […]

by / on January 10, 2017 at 9:37 AM /
No charge yet in murder case

No charge yet in murder case

There was a tense calm yesterday around the bar where a gunman committed the British Virgin Islands’ first reported murder for 2017. When BVI News Online visited the area in the afternoon, no one was seen in and around the […]

by / on January 10, 2017 at 8:25 AM /
Sharie DeCastro decries murder, wants RVIPF overhaul

Sharie DeCastro decries murder, wants RVIPF overhaul

While declaring that crime is not an issue that Government alone can address, outspoken citizen Sharie DeCastro has called for residents to support the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), which she said is also in need of resources and […]

by / on January 9, 2017 at 2:02 PM /
VG records first robbery for 2017

VG records first robbery for 2017

The island of Virgin Gorda has recorded its first robbery since the start of 2017, BVI News Online has confirmed. Reports are that a woman was conducting business late last week on a porch outside Dixie’s Bar and Restaurant in […]

by / on January 9, 2017 at 6:33 AM /
Nearly a dozen people to face court for marijuana

Nearly a dozen people to face court for marijuana

A total of 10 persons will face the Magistrate’s Court in the coming weeks to answer to different cases involving alleged possession of a controlled drug – predominantly marijuana. The charges, which were laid mainly on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, […]

by / on January 4, 2017 at 4:02 PM /
Business group ‘very concerned’ about crime

Business group ‘very concerned’ about crime

Ending a year in which gunmen robbed more than 10 local businesses and physically harmed a few entrepreneurs, the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) said it is ‘very concerned’ about the attacks. It further stated that it […]

by / on January 3, 2017 at 9:28 AM /