Tag: Superior Court of the Virgin Islands

AG Denise George Issues Statement on the Impact of the United States Supreme Court Decision on Local Abortion Law

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Attorney General’s Office said it has received numerous calls and inquiries after yesterday’s United States Supreme Court ruling in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This case overturned th e cases of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. These two cases determined that a women had […]

18-Year-Old Arrested for Discharging Machine Gun In St. Thomas: VIPD 

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Ja’Haile “Pitch” Clendenin was taken into custody pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by the Magistrate Division of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands on Friday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Investigation revealed that Clendenin was in possession of a machine gun and Illegally Discharging it in the area Altona and Welgunst […]

Jeffrey Epstein Estate Close To Settlement With Territorial Government

KINGSHILL — Attorneys for the estate of notorious sex offender Jeffrey Epstein told a Superior Court judge this week that they are “extraordinarily close” to resolving a civil case filed by the government of the island territory against the late financier’s estate, once valued at over $650 million. “We’ve been having intense negotiations and talks for settlement. […]

Paul M. Pearson Garden Residents Tip Off Police, Leading To Arrest Of 4 Gunmen: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three men and an underage teen were arrested early Sunday after residents of Paul M. Pearson Garden called police and reported that the group was playing with firearms and that two of the suspects pointed their weapons at officers, authorities said.. In Superior Court Monday, Magistrate Judge Paula Norkaitis said the situation […]

St. Croix Man Wanted For Sexual Assault Turns Himself In To Police: VIPD

KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man wanted for sexual assault has turned himself in to police without incident. On November 25, 2019, members of the Criminal Investigation Bureau were assigned to investigate a sexual assault complaint that was filed. A thorough police investigation was conducted, and an arrest warrant was signed and issued by Superior […]

Governor Extends Eviction Moratorium But Superior Court Judges Still Ignore It

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — For the 28th time, Governor Albert Bryan on Friday issued a Supplemental Executive Order pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bryan’s latest order extends the current eviction moratorium in the territory to December 31, 2021 as a federal ban on evictions expired August 26 after the U.S. Supreme Court declared the Centers for […]

Mom Rats Out Son To Cops For Rape After His Girlfriend Raises A Stink In Her House

FREDERIKSTED — Fed up with her daughter-in-law’s childish antics in her home, a St. Croix grandma called police on her own son, accusing him of statutory rape. The Virgin Islands Police Department said that it was dispatched this week to a home in Calquohoun about a “disturbance” between a matronly lady and a 17-year-old girl. […]

Man Jealous Of Girlfriend With Coed Workplace Charged In Brutal Rape, Assault

KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man was arrested Tuesday and charged with brutally beating and raping a woman who told police she was in fear for her life after his repeated assaults. Marcus Gomez, 39, of Mon Bijou, was charged with several domestic violence crimes, including first-degree rape, first-degree assault, first-degree unlawful sexual contact, simple […]

Can VIDOJ Prosecute Child Sex Crime Case When St. Thomas Man Has Identical Twin?

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Although Dwight E. Isaac was arrested in April and charged with first-degree unlawful sexual contact, the Virgin Islands Police Department only released that information to Twitter in a late night post. The VIPD did not release the public information about Isaac through the normal media channels, such as emails sent to reporters […]

Branches Of USVI Government Fight For Control Over WAPA … In Court

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Branches of the Virgin Islands’ government are struggling for control over the territory’s beleaguered Water and Power Authority. The governor is preparing a suit to reverse a law the legislature passed August 3 by overriding his veto. And on Monday, Virgin Islands Senator Kenneth Gittens responded by calling for the Legislature to […]