Paul Jack, a man who was taken before the Magistrate’s Court to answer an assault charge was ordered deported from the British Virgin Islands by His Excellency Governor Augustus Jaspert.
In the Deportation Order that issued on 16 January His Excellency said, “It has come to my knowledge that Paul Jack is a person not deemed to belong to the Territory and that the said Paul Jack has been convicted of offences of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm and Armed with an Offensive Weapon which are punishable with imprisonment of three months or more.”
Further the Governor said that Jack is a person whose presence in the Territory would in his and Chief Immigration Officer’s opinions be undesirable and not conducive to the public good. Therefore the Governor exercised the power conferred on him by the Immigration and Passport Ordinance and ordered that Jack leave the Territory.
In 2018 officers from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force arrested and charged Jack, a native of St. Vincent, residing in The Valley, Virgin Gorda for Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm.
According to BVI laws an individual who commits any criminal offence in the Territory that is punishable by three months or more or is in contravention of the Immigration and Passport Act (Cap. 130) could be ordered deported from the British Virgin Islands.