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AG: Child Support and Paternity Hearings Have Ground to a Halt

Despite the abilities of the V.I. Supreme and Superior Courts to conduct virtual hearings, child support and paternity hearings have halted since the pandemic hit in March, Attorney General Denise George told the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday.

V.I. Courts Launch Electronic Filing System

Amid a myriad of pandemic-related challenges, Chief Justice Rhys Hodge announced at Wednesday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing that, on Aug. 31, the V.I. judicial branch launched a long-awaited electronic filing system for the Superior Court and Supreme Court.
Sen. Steven Payne Sr., chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, Justice, Public Safety, and Veterans’ Affairs, speaks during Tuesday’s committee meeting. (Photos by Barry Leerdam, Legislature of the Virgin Islands)

Crime Stats Show No Spike During COVID-19 Crisis, AG Tells Senators

The U.S. Virgin Islands does not seem to have recorded a spike in crime during the two months since a state of emergency was declared over the COVID-19 pandemic.
From left, Office of Management and Budget Director Jenifer O’Neal, Justice Department CFO Kaj Christopher and Attorney General Denise George. (V.I. Legislature photo)

Senate Holds White-Collar Crime Bill While Awaiting Info

Attorney General Denise George once was part of Justice’s White-collar Crime Unit when it was active and, reportedly, effective. However, as head of the Justice Department, her efforts to bring the unit back, have run up against demands from the Senate.
A school bus picks up students at a St. Croix school in 2017. (Ivy Hunter photo)

Senators Push for Information on Student Safety

Senators expressed concern about the outbreaks of fights on school campuses, different security measures taken on campuses and bus safety on St. Croix during Friday’s Homeland Security, Justice, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs Committee meeting.
Sen. Kurt Vialet discusses the proposed changes to the government procurement process Wednesday in the Senate session. (V.I. Legislature photo)

VIPD Reports Increase in Firearms

Arrests for firearm violations and violent crimes jumped 32 percent from 2018 to 2019, the V.I. Police Department reported Friday to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Justice, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs.
OMB Director Jenifer O’Neal testifies before the Senate earlier this year. (File photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

Gun Violence Bill Moves Forward Despite Budget Concerns, Redundancies

Lawmakers in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Justice, Public Safety and Veteran Affairs push forward a gun violence bill on Wednesday after various testifiers cautioned senators of budget apprehensions and redundancies.
The R.H. Amphlett Leader Justice Complex, home of the Superior Court on St. Croix. (File photo)

Trial Delays: Too Many Murders, Too Few Arrests, Too Long Until Trial – Part 2, Solutions

The long lag between arrests and trials in many violent crime cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands sometimes denies justice - both for victims and for the accused.
The R.H. Amphlett Leader Justice Complex, home of the Superior Court on St. Croix. (File photo)

Trial Delays: Too Many Murders, Too Few Arrests, Too Long Until Trial- Part 1, The Problem

The U.S. Virgin Islands courts and Justice Department need more resources to address a crippling backlog of cases that delays and sometimes denies justice - both for victims and for the accused.
Paul 'Bogus' Girard

Racketeering Defendants Plead Not Guilty; Alleged Ringleaders Face Additional Counts

The defendants charged in a major racketeering case entered not guilty pleas Wednesday in federal court. Most of the 10 in the case of Paul Gerard et. al, asked for speedy jury trials, although some asked for more time.

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