Justice Richard Floyd Joins BVI Courts

Thursday, 11 February 2021 - 4:59pm

Seasoned judge, attorney and legal instructor His Lordship the Honourable Justice Richard Floyd has joined the Virgin Islands’ bench as Head of the Criminal Division.

Vareen Vanterpool-Nibbs Appointed Registrar, High Court

Monday, 8 February 2021 - 10:49am

Experienced legal professional Mrs. Vareen Vanterpool-Nibbs has been appointed Registrar of the High Court effective February 15.

Statement from Magistrate's Court Manager, Mrs. Annette Williams-Sylvester Regarding Restriction on In-Person Appearance in Magistrate's Court Following End of Four Day Quarantine

Friday, 22 January 2021 - 5:07pm

As you are aware, the world and the Territory continue to manage the effects of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and the Government of the Virgin Islands has taken many measures to control, prevent and suppress the spread of the virus. As such, effective  December 1, 2020, the Government implemented a protocol wherein arriving passengers to the Territory on (Day 0), are required to quarantine for four days only, and following receipt of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, persons are allowed to move freely within the Territory. Persons travelling from the United Kingdom and the Dominican Republic are required to quarantine for fourteen days.

Statement From The Office Of The Director Of Public Prosecutions On The Sentencing Of Anthony Angol At The Magistrates’ Court On 22 December, 2020

Wednesday, 23 December 2020 - 10:50am

On the 22nd December, 2020 Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards sentenced Anthony Angol.  Angol was found guilty on December 14, 2020 for the two (2) offences that were before the Court. The offences were:

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.

Statement From The Director Of Public Prosecutions, Mrs. Tiffany Scatliffe-Esprit, LL.M.

Thursday, 12 November 2020 - 3:55pm

While we understand the inherent news value of the case stemming from last week’s seizure of firearms and illicit drugs, we would urge all commenters, pundits and journalists to exercise good judgment in their coverage and discussions of the case.

Statement From The Director Of Public Prosecution On the Case Commissioner of Police v Michael Foy

Tuesday, 3 November 2020 - 3:18pm

We wish to inform the public that the Defendant Michael Foy changed his plea before the Magistrate’s Court on 28th October, 2020.

Guidance On The Prosecution Of Criminal Libel Published

Monday, 2 November 2020 - 4:45pm

The BVI community is notified that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has published a document entitled “Without Prejudice”, and is available for viewing on the Government’s Portal at www.bvi.gov.vg.

Magistracy Adjusts Operating Hours

Friday, 4 September 2020 - 4:17pm

The public is advised that beginning September 7, the Magistracy will operate Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Persons wishing to make payments are advised that the cashing facilities will close at 11:00 a.m.

Statement By The Director Of Public Prosecutions On The Matter Of Commissioner Of Police V Michael Foy

Friday, 17 July 2020 - 11:21am

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