PREMIER WHEATLEY REJECTS ECONOMIC LINKS TO CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR

Amid discourse in the Territory connecting recent criminal activity to a “sluggish economy,” Premier Hon. Dr. Natalio Wheatley has distanced the two issues. He cautioned the public not to perpetuate excuses that promote a narrative rationalizing the criminal lifestyle.  Wheatley was responding to questions posed by Member for the 6th District Hon. Myron Walwyn during … Continued

HIGH-SPEED CHASE LEADS TO 3 ARRESTS

A  police pursuit on Wednesday in Tortola resulted in the arrest of three male suspects.  According to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), officers attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle traveling towards East End. However, the driver refused to comply and instead accelerated to flee from police. A chase ensued as officers pursued the … Continued

ARRINGTON CHARGED WITH DRUG OFFENCES FOLLOWING POLICE OPERATION IN FISH BAY

One man is charged with two drug-related offences following a police operation on Wednesday, February 14, in Fish Bay. He is 32-year-old Purcell Estate resident Royanson Arrington. Arrington is charged with two counts of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Drugs after members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force intercepted a vehicle in Fish Bay and … Continued

35 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS DETAINED OFF COOPER ISLAND

In a joint operation late Wednesday night, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and US Customs and Border Protection intercepted a vessel transporting undocumented immigrants near Cooper Island.  Just before midnight, law enforcement spotted and approached the vessel that had unlawfully entered BVI waters. Upon being intercepted, the boat ran aground on Cooper Island.  Officers … Continued

BRITISH ROYAL NAVY PLAYS KEY ROLE IN MAJOR DRUG BUST OFF ST. CROIX

In a joint operation involving the British Royal Navy, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and federal law enforcement agencies, a significant drug bust unfolded on Monday, resulting in the arrest of four Venezuelan nationals off the southwest coast of St. Croix. The individuals, identified as Daniel Marval-Navarro, Diesel Carreno-Carreno, Felix Jose-Bermudez, and Luis Lugo-Marval, now … Continued