Statement from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions on Discontinuance of Criminal Matters

Thursday, 25 February 2021 - 1:13pm

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions advises the public that the office will not accept written requests for ongoing criminal matters to be discontinued from any virtual complainant or witness.  If there are concerns about the case, virtual complainants and witnesses should report those to the law enforcement officers in charge of investigating their cases. 

BVI Courts Welcome Justice Darshan Ramdhani

Thursday, 18 February 2021 - 9:48am

Constitutional, public and criminal law expert Justice Darshan Ramdhani has joined the Virgin Islands’ bench as High Court Judge.

2021 Law Year Opens Virtually

Thursday, 14 January 2021 - 6:44pm

Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) Chief Justice Honourable Dame Janice M. Pereira, DBE LLD said the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the courts of justice to adjust to be able to continue to provide for the needs of the region.

Curfew (No. 40) Order Still In Effect

Tuesday, 29 December 2020 - 3:45pm

The public is reminded that CURFEW (NO. 40) ORDER, 2020 remains in effect. The imposed Curfew is between the hours of 2:01 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. daily until December 31, 2020.

Declaración Del Honorable Vincent Wheatley Sobre El Incidente Del 20 De Diciembre – Entrada Denegada A Individuo

Wednesday, 23 December 2020 - 5:10pm

El domingo 20 de diciembre de 2020, un nativo de la República Dominicana viajó a las IVB y posteriormente Inmigración le negó la entrada al Aeropuerto Internacional Terrance B. Lettsome. Luego, el pasajero fue transportado a Wyndham Tortola (Lambert Beach Resort) donde se esperaba que se pusiera en cuarentena y esperara la salida programada del Territorio el lunes 21 de diciembre de 2020.

Statement by His Excellency the Governor Augustus Jaspert on Cannabis Licensing Act and Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) Amendment Act

Thursday, 10 December 2020 - 9:51am

I would like to provide an update on the status of the Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) Amendment Bill and the Cannabis Licensing Bill.

Statement from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Regarding Inaccurate Reporting in the Article ‘US$100K Bail for UK National’

Monday, 7 December 2020 - 2:56pm

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions was recently made aware of a December 2, 2020 news article that inaccurately suggested that a man faced $100,000 bail and would shortly face trial in the Magistrate’s Court.

Legal Council Welcomes Attorney General Dawn Smith

Monday, 7 December 2020 - 12:15pm

Attorney General, Honourable Dawn Smith attended her first meeting as Deputy Chairperson of the Virgin Islands General Legal Council last month.

Statement in Response to Erroneous Article Regarding Four Persons Entering the BVI Illegally

Sunday, 29 November 2020 - 8:51am

There is an erroneous news article titled: “Virginia woman worried about safety of sister detained in British Virgin Islands” by Scott Taylor, ABC7 WJLA, November 26, 2020. 

Outstanding Law Enforcement Officers To Be Honoured

Friday, 27 November 2020 - 3:25pm

Members of the Territory’s law enforcement, security and protection forces will soon be awarded the Governor’s Medal for Meritorious Service.

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