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Former Speaker arrested on suspicion of human trafficking


Information coming out of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has suggested that former House of Assembly Speaker, Julian Willock has been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking.

In a Whatsapp message to the RVIPF Information Unit on Tuesday evening, January 10, BVI News made inquiries to the police about whether they had indeed detained the former Speaker.

The police then replied: “On 10th January 2023 officers from the Royal Virgin Island Police Force arrested a 55-year-old male following an investigation into visa waiver anomalies and suspected human trafficking into the BVI. He was subsequently released under investigation. Given this is an ongoing and complex investigation the RVIPF will make no further comment in relation to it.”

BVI News then asked whether if that was the police’s official response to our question about Willock; to which they responded, “yes”.

Our news then inquired about the cryptic nature of the police’s response and further ask them to explicitly confirm that Willock was indeed the 55-year-old man to which they were referring.

The police then responded, “I cannot”.

BVI News will provide more information on this developing story as it becomes available.


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  1. DJ Khaled says:

    Another One

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  2. Noooo says:

    This can’t be serious! This ain’t looking for at all. Listen you’ll keep off Cindy from now on please!!! She’s ain’t the issue.

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  3. Time to rethink says:

    Any theology that allows such behaviour deserves questioning.

    Colossians 3:22-23
    New International Version
    22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

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  4. John says:

    Wilock may.boy you could forget about running forelicons i had u on top head

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  5. LB says:

    I wonder if VINO will publish this! Lmbo! Oh how the mighty have fallen! When they getting the tall shim from Delta?
    The landscaper? RS from the plane? The old shero?

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  6. BVI gone through says:

    Well sa!! What a ting to tell the King! Who to trust in this place, buddy?

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  7. Lol says:

    He can be the es-steamed one in the prison showers.

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  8. Pumpkin says:

    oh boy fresh meat ah coming

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  9. PT says:

    OH NO, P…….. GOT WORK TO DO.

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  10. Omg says:

    Mika Barry been said this don’t forget JH from baughers bay and that M day boy who travel back and forth next week he in a next country..

  11. Dreads says:

    Truth I done heard about them smuggling people them go out acting like them fishing when they out really trafficking people. Shame on them

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  12. Guest says:

    How come the yellow site is not first with this, don’t they say they break news first?????

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  13. 2022? says:

    What a lie

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  14. Ruscle says:

    As of 11:19 PM Vino have not posted this news break.

  15. Smdh says:

    Government official number 1 have immunity?

  16. The esteemed one says:

    Well he likes to file lawsuit so I guess he will now file one against the government for tainting his esteemed character.

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  17. shut yuh a** says:




  19. Spy says:

    Esteemed one meet Pumpkin………….Pumkin meet the Esteemed one. Fresh Meat!

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  20. Who getting waivers?? says:

    The fvckery ppl got to go thru to get work permits and this asswipe getting visa waivers?? From who buddy?! They need to be arrested too! That’s the real story there.

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  21. Lodger says:

    I presume this refers to when he started up VINO with expat staff?

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  22. Look at God says:

    This guy was interviewed by a Caribbean News Network a few weeks ago. He lied to the lady saying he never heard anyone call him divisive lol. Everyone in the BVI call him that and he knows it!

    I sure he will say this is a witch hunt! This is his second time in jail. Keep this man out of HOA please!

    He is not a good example tor us at all. He spreads a lot of hate!

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  23. Wait...! says:

    How they cut the prison budget and just now they will need to expand?!

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  24. Laura says:

    Is there no one at the top of BVI elite with clean hands? This is most embarrassing for the BVI as a whole, whether proven innocent or not, where there is smoke there is usually fire!!!!

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  25. Eventually says:

    All the VIP members will be under investigation, arrested, placed on administrative leave or face other disciplinary procedures. RIP VIP!

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  26. @ is it A FACT ❓ 🤔 says:

    well that eL ChapO ( pUmkin ) the owner of ( BALO ) the vacation guest house on the hiLL with aLL that lovely view of the ocean and those beautiful little islands , will be haPPy to welcome and to introduce such a distinguished person of his caliber to ALL of the above with open ArMs for free 😁

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  27. Greed says:

    Them all worthless lock them up Ka**n boy them, c**d son, West B**k, The doctor, the young man who them say travel every week, Is a lot of them yes involve in human trafficking..

  28. No Man says:

    Nooooooo! Not the ESTEEMED ONE !?!?!?!?

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  29. Lots happening! says:

    January was looking to be dull when Head Coach’s trial was deferred. Now this!

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  30. Hmm says:

    Release under investigation? Is this an attempt to ruin his reputation even further right before elections despite probably not having any evidence to charge him with anything?

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  31. Black Beauty says:

    Sadly, our representatives continue to fall because of Greed. Our representatives have robbed the island and tarnished its image to the World.

    I moan for the BVI. The ship is almost underwater.

    Who is left to represent us? Can anyone with clean hands be found?

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  32. Truth says:

    And that boy that does be traveling last name day watch he to he been on Mika Barry for human trafficking

  33. Sarcastic bird says:

    This story isn’t on VINO so it cannot be true lol

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  34. King Charles II says:

    As happy as I am to see these guys get taken down, this is clearly a witch hunt and makes me wonder why the law wasn’t being enforced over the years. Do they only now realize that crimes were being committed? This is a case of giving us enough rope to hang ourselves.

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  35. Jim says:

    Time for BVI to give up and accept 🇬🇧 rule. Evidence every day this place is run by criminals.

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  36. @ truth says:

    Yes so right he picked up where his boss ko** up the jail left these young men don’t know honest living fast money, he all over the world traveling

  37. @ truth says:

    Wonder why he travel often to human trafficking that boy ain’t even reach 25 yet I sure check his snap he London next week lol

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  38. Peaches says:

    The Britans are coming!! Help us, Lord!! Too much corruption in this place from highly elected officials, and some ah dem heads of departments and supervisors. This is just the tip of the iceberg! More arrests coming. I don’t how some ah dem does sleep at night for all the wrong that they have done and doing to their own BVI people! God’s judgment is falling on this land! Greed!!



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  40. reality says:

    I can name another 2 ministers that could be charged with the same offence , brinigng in workers on permits saying one thing but working at Spanish Bars doing other things, this is the exact same charge that has been allegedly levelled at the old speaker of the house… who’s next and what about all the bar owners that do the eact same thing, think Sea Cows Bay all those bar owners need to be charged for the same offence.

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  41. I Wonder says:

    … what happen to VINO’s “highly placed sources” in the RVIPF. I haven’t seen that “accurate” and “first to report” story as yet.

  42. :( says:

    sad that it even had rope to be given

  43. :( says:

    But yet still a video went out by mistake and people are offended by its content. smh, so is it a lie?

  44. You would think so, right? says:

    Not at all. He is on his website talking about Justice Adrian Jack not serving as a judge of this territory anymore. But nowhere on his website is the esteemed one reporting about how HE was “JACKED” up yesterday. Typical.

  45. Vegetables says:

    What is going on in nature little secret are these things real

  46. Reply says:

    He and Myron will still get it

  47. Indedx says:

    I’m so happy to hear this. There is a God!
    Now ppl know they need to jail him.

  48. ha says:

    open a paper or look online the UK government is even more corrupt

  49. @pumpkin says:

    Mehn, that can’t be fresh still now plus it’s fat and old. I like mines Fresh!

  50. Rubber Duck says:

    Ask yourself , what kind of people can these be he obtained the visa waivers for?

    Unrelated question [ of course ]

    Have you ever wondered how these girls who work in the ” night clubs” bars manage to get into the country?

  51. Her says:

    The difference being that they are
    exposed and held to account in Britain.
    When we get to that point it will be a
    truly democratic country like Britain.

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