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A businessman identified as Franklyn Fahie was shot in the Long Look area of Tortola last night during a robbery.

Highly placed sources said he was pronounced dead at Peebles Hospital.

Details about the incident that unfolded at a bar owned by the victim are still sketchy.

A media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) mainly confirmed information BVI News Online earlier reported.

It said: “Police are conducting investigations into a shooting which occurred during a robbery at Fahie Boy Bar in Long Look late last night, January 6. During the robbery, one man was shot and hospitalised. This man has since died.”

“The Coroner’s Office has been informed and a Family Liaison Officer has been assigned. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is asking [persons with] information about this matter to contact the Special Investigations Unit at 368-5682. Persons can also contact the Intelligence Unit at 368-9339 or report the information requested anonymously to Crimestoppers through its Miami-based hotline number 800-TIPS (8477),” added the RVIPF.

There have been a number of armed robberies in the Vanterpool Estate/Long Look area and elsewhere on Tortola over the past several months.

The shooting of Fahie is the first murder being reported since the start of the year.

Four murders were reported last year. The victims are Nickera Smith, Devern ‘Snoopy’ Stanley, Merlin Caesar, and Estavan Jefferson.

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  1. RIP says:

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    RIP Frankie them wrong!! time for peopole to be strap now!!

    • the rock says:

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      RIP Frankie, don’t know how you find yourself up there in that area after living in beautiful west end, what an embarrassment of a village in the bvi, shooting after shooting and no one standing against it!

      • @ the rock says:

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        Best comment I read. How he find he self een there. smh.

      • Mango Walk says:

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        Beautiful West End?
        Embarrassment of a Village?

        Will we be able to call west end an “Embarrassment of a village” when all the late night drug and gun runners start shooting out with cops and over seas law enforcement and lives get lost there?

        Idiots are idiots no matter where you from and while it’s very unfortunate that this man lost his life to cowards, do yourself a favor and realise that this “Embarrassment” of a village is less than 20 minutes away from whichever civilised parish or garrison you supposedly live in.

        The same idiots holding true to the same worthless idiologies of fast money with minimal effort under this broken economy.

        Condolences to the deceased and his family and a warning to all bvi landers on either side. Prepare to defend yourself or do your best to keep out of Harms way. This is on us.

        The politicians have houses upon houses on land and off to hide in. They just waiting out their terms.

        We got to live with this outlaw town that’s being created by their poor governance that is slowly bringing about a society that feels robbing innocent folk for the little they have and will get after taxes ’cause they can’t get any more handouts or easy jobs. It’s on us, Tortola. Expat, be longer and in between.

        So don’t start sectioning off yourselves talking about “meen from East so my house stop safe.” This crime is spreading FAST. be vigilant and safe.

        • White Elephant says:

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          So we invest $7M in an airline that has never flown a paying passenger and $200M for a white elephant runway extension but we don’t have 10cents to invest in education and crime prevention. Where is all our money gone?

      • @the rock and @@the rock says:

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        Two of ayo is embarrasment yo this world, with ayo $&@!

      • BigEars says:

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        @the rock , it’s in West End too. Don’t be naive.

        I am just one of several other “West End” victims of robbery that had a gun to my head. I’m lucky to be able to type this right now.

        Frankie was not so lucky and more will follow Franky until something VERY serious is undertaken to stop this crime.

        RIP Frankie

      • Nameless says:

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        Does it matter where he was… Wether east west north or south .. we all should be able to live where we want and be comfortable.

        Not wondering who is gonna walk through your damn door with a gun or whatever else they b having lately.

        We were a society that could have fell asleep with your doors opened and no worries.

        Time and people has changed and we just have to learn to adjust and keep it moving…. R.I.P Frankie J

    • Coward who preys on the WEAK and Unsuspecting says:

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      My God, they robbing you, why kill a man too. He making an honest living.

      How can you sleep at night and feel good about the live you took. How would you feel if someone did that to your father, mother or child.

      I know you are reading the blogs. Please respond and tell me how would you feel?

      Now that you have blood on your hands or probably had blood on them before now, MURDERER, how does it feel to take the life of another?

      • Coward who preys on the WEAK and Unsuspecting says:

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        Is that the best you could do MURDERER, just click the dislike button, answer the questions.

        How can you sleep at night and feel good about the live you took for the little money you got from him?

        How would you feel if someone did that to your father, mother or child? MURDERER, how does it feel to take the life of another? Answer these questions?

        Coward MURDERER, Don’t you just click the dislike button, post your answers!!!

    • i is time says:

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      its time now killing is involve so is serious times now, to the powers that be its time for a talk also to he police head and the whole of the bvi its time to get together and look out for one anoher instead of locking all you self in your house peep out your window sometimes at your neighbour please

    • @rip says:

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      it’s called murder!

  2. hmmm says:

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    and the first week of the year to-boot i done see wa goin on. God bless all of us this 2017

  3. Reply says:

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    Well..it has finally happened. An innocent person trying to make a living has lost their life in this epidemic of robberies largely targeting businesses.

    Condolence to the family of the victim. It is barely a week into the New Year, and tragedy has already struck.

    Question to Police Commissioner Matthews:

    Is crime out of control now?

    Does this tragic outcome moves you in anyway to support business owners who needs the ability to protect themselves?

    Question to our Legislature and politicians:

    Is crime out of control now?

    Does this tragic outcome moves you in anyway to go into The House of Assembly and consider giving business owners the ability to protect themselves?

    Question to our Governor:

    You have been relatively silent on crime. Is crime out of control now?

    Does this tragic outcome moves you in anyway to lead on the crime front and consider giving business owners the ability to protect themselves?

    Question to all who have the power to make a change and thus far has remain silent:

    How do you sleep at nights knowing what is happening around you?

    Just what do you think you were elected/appointed to do?

    Question to the population at large:

    Is crime out of control now?

    Does this tragic outcome moves you in anyway to to turn in any criminal or report any criminal activity that you may be aware of?

    The BVI needs more that praying politicians who appears oblivious or unconcerned about what is happening in our community.

    It needs more than politicians who are in apparent denial about what is happening around them.

    It needs more than politicians or a Police Commissioners who stands in the way of giving those the protections who need it the most in light of current realities.

    The BVI need politicians who can act in real time to address real and ongoing concerns. Politicians who can provide solutions to real problems affecting the country. It does not need politicians who pay lip service and pray about the problems.

    As you can see decisions or lack thereof can cause the lost of lives. This problem has been going on for a long time, and nothing tangible has been done to address it.

    All of you politicians need to get up off your knees and do what you have the power to and were elected to do: Serve the people of British Virgin Islands, and in doing so protect them as needed.

    I personally am not impressed with your fancy suits and empty words. Do something.

    Again, condolence to the family of the victim. I trust that the animal who committed this murder is captured, successfully prosecuted and convicted, and take their rightful place at Balsum Ghut.

    • Bounty Hunter says:

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      @Reply

      Don’t waste your time asking some politicians for answers. Get rid of them. We are feeling the wrath from our own mistakes.

      We need answers on how to get rid of them. Drain the swamp and let’s make the BVI great again! Yea that’s a Trump line lol.

      Seriously, the country is in need of urgent help with its finance and crime.

      We are living in a deplorable state and we suppose to be one of the safest and richest countries.

      We need a tough cop a bounty hunter I bet those punks will be in school and church!

    • Ralph says:

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      These gun crimes are largely a consequence of Americanisation of the BVI, which its populace cherish.

      • John says:

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        Pretty juvenile response. These gun crimes are coming from bad upbringing, lack of respect for others, feeling a need to rob just to make ends meet in a world governed by crooked and lazy politicians. In no way is this place becoming “Americanized”. Face the truth.

  4. DUNWIDDHEM says:

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  5. Anonymous says:

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    You all could have ask that man for anything. And he would have giving you all why kill him smh,

  6. I wonder says:

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    I wonder if anything would change if one of our politicians got robbed or killed during a robbery or one of their close family member???

    Would that be what it takes for some actions to be done and they stop waiting for the public to help since thats clearly not happening.

    • To an extent says:

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      Are you inciting violence against politicians? Not cool at all.. I really do not agree with many political stances, but honestly, this problem is not simple as you declare.

      This problem started way back when people or rather children decide to have kids and not be around to raise them…and if they are around, they do whatever they want in front of the kids or better yet have them raise themselves or pass them off to grandparents who are two generations apart and can’t manage them.

      Any one who kills in that cold blooded manner will kill whether the country running right or wrong. But I agree that outside is necessary at this point. Things are out of control on many fronts.

  7. vigilante says:

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    We may have to take matters in our own hand because the politicians telling us to pray and the chief of police telling us to buy guard dogs

  8. governor says:

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    The UK need to send in some red necks to deal with the crime situation because it is getting out of hand now

    • ndp says:

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      Kedrick need to tackle crime in his district instead of fighting with myron for power

  9. Samuel L Jackson says:

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    Enough is enough I’ve had it with these mfing guns on these mfing streets

  10. paul says:

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  11. Jah soldier says:

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    First condolences to the family of the victim.

    This is getting out off hand and the main reason is the prison is a better condition than the school.

    It’s too comfortable like it’s a hotel tax payers paying for criminals to live like king to come from the hotel boasting how comfortable and nice there is.

    Prison is too damn comfortable not good for these. And to my fellow civilians get together and let’s do something about it.

  12. Anonymous says:

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    Rest in eternal peace FRANKIE. You were such a beautiful soul

  13. Wendy says:

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    This will continue and escalate because “we the people” who know the ones responsible are not turning them in. Simple as that!

    • Locked Jaws says:

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      Yes Wendy. Then some of us sit and bash the Police about doing their jobs. This is such a sick society.

    • Yep says:

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      Even the mothers have a fairly good judgment of who they are.

      These punks don’t work, but they bringing home lots of bacon. So where the hell you think they getting it from. Either drugs or robbery…that’s where.

      But no, just continue to put your heads in the sand and eat off the sweet dollars. Remember what they say, the harborer is just as guilty as the thief.

      Continue to “protect” and keep secrets for your children and relatives.

  14. Take Note says:

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    • Noted says:

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      @Take Note

      You had to pull that cowardly card didn’t you? Quick to blame others for alot of your own problems perpetuated by your OWN.

      You’ll hold your head when you find out some of the culprits behind these nonsense taking place. ‘xpats riding you in your underwear it seems. GrowUp!!!!

      • Guilty? says:

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        Raise your pickney with civility and you would not have to be ridiculously defensive.

        How can you solve crimes if you do not know what segment in the population is the major culprit. To add to the original post, deadly assaults in the BVI, from the baby daddy mama drama to the chopping of body parts, no need to narrow those responsible.

        The obvious is there for all to see. Nothing cowardly about finding the weak link in a chain if the intent is to make it stronger. The UK dealt with this situation with mass deportation across he board. Trinidad,Jamaica and elsewhere are still reeling. Do some research.

        • fool says:

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          You are implying that ‘xpats don’t raise their children in civility? You sick coward!!

          People like you would put your hand in fire for your own who doing muck.

          Let me take a guess… down island people children have high power boats running the night or expensive cars/bikes and jewellery?

          How about game cocks/dogs and links for this pedico on the street? who do you see being caught with firearms in vehicles or homes? Or suspected of plotting to murder their own?

          Your perpetual anger towards expats has rippled its way to our children who then display anger and hatred right in classrooms and playgrounds.

          The only major culprit is your twisted imagination…everyone is guilty of wrong.

    • Pretty Girl says:

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      @Take note

      How do you know the nationality of the killers when police have made arrest in one ONE of the murders last year?

      Get your facts straight and stop talking piss

      • @Tell Me says:

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        The street knows and the street talks so it is not arrests to determine a nationality. Cops know.

        Scientific evidence lacking that is required or killer has hopped on Liat and lost in the jungle but cops know and the word is out. no secrets in Tola.

  15. NDP heckler says:

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    Where is kedrick hiding?..He need to come down from oil nut bay and control his district because he need to save the people from the mask men instead of saving the sharks

  16. Love these beautiful Virgin Islands says:

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    Trying to put the blame on a certain set of people without hard facts is just downright xenophobic and is people like you (take note) why the BVI is heading down the same road as those island chain.

    Instead of you trying to see what measures we could put in place to get parents to be more responsible, try to find jobs for some of the youngsters, try to get mentors for them, try to increase the penalties for gun crimes, try to secure our borders, try to make Balsam Ghut a prison instead of a five star hotel, try to better train and equp our police, try to reduce the level of marijuana and cocaine use and dealing in, all you can do is try to stir up hatred.

    The BVI would be a far better place without people like you.

    • Tell Me says:

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      Four people were murdered in the BVI in 2016.

      The blogger noted the obvious and documented fact, which is, the murders were committed by expats and that the victims were also expats.

      Why are YOU inferring and accusing that someone is placing blame?

      Just do not understand the warped logic of some folks. The perfect example of arguments that can culminate in physical harm.

      The solution is to turn and walk away while being stunned by the idiocy of it all,unless of course,you’re also an idiot.

      • Pretty Girl says:

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        How do you and he know the murderers when only in one case police arrest someone? That means no one was held for three of the four murders.

        Hence, the previous blogger is not making a statement of face.

        You and he are just stupid people seeking attention.

        And just to add, two of the victims are from right here.

        • @Pretty Girl says:

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          Expats and children of updeislun expats born in the VI are locally typed as expats and has earned the reputation of being the worse curse. Also in the US and Europe no lie.

      • Concerned. says:

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        So the crime problems we are facing are as a result of black expats? Right?

        And to deal with the issue, all we need to do is deport all black expats especially those from the island chain: St. Vincent, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Grenada and Eureka!! Problems solved.

        Am I reading you right Tell Me?

        And if so, why don’t you try to get your government to deport all black expats especially those from the island chain?

      • @Tell Me says:

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        So an arrest is the only way to know the identity of a perpetrator..You need to close your eyes and listen.

  17. Political Observer (PO) says:

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    Clearly, property and violent crimes, especially gun crime crimes, are on the rise.

    This latest regretful gun murder should be the Waterloo moment for criminals, though it should have happened much sooner.

    The skyrocketing use of guns in committing violent crime must be arrested. Arresting the rise in property and violent crime cannot be just an NDP, PEP, VIP, RVIPF, Governor……..etc issue to solve.

    It is a community issue and the community must rally in unison to arrest it. We are all in the same boat.

    Property and violent crimes adversely impact the whole community. Crime has a stranglehold on the community( whole territory), impacting its health and safety, its standard of living and quality of life.

    Criminals are terrorizing the community. The quiet and enjoyment that the community enjoyed is shattered.

    Further, the impact of violent gun crimes extend well beyond the VI territorial shores. External investment is the lifeblood of the VI economy.

    It depends heavily on tourism and financial services for foreign exchange earnings. A low crime rate is a vital draw for both of these industries. Ok.

    The growth of violent crime must be arrested. But how is the big question?

    Here some are some off the top of the head suggestions:

    1. Establish an ad hoc crime control committee

    2. Provide greater surveillance and monitoring of the extensive coastline

    3. Step up inspection of vessels entering into VI territorial waters to stem the flow of guns into the territory

    4. Request assistance from the U.K., i.e., surveillance ships (east and west), Scotland Yard, financial resources

    5. Increase police presence on the street, especially in the high crime areas

    6. Consider arming the RVIPF

    7. Consider suspending temporarily some personal liberties

    8. License business people to carry weapons

    Moreover, arresting rising crime is just the genesis of arresting and controlling the problem. Arresting and bringing the criminals to justice is not enough. We must find the root cause(s) and root it out.

    What are the root causes? Are the root causes under education and training, under employment, lost of the “Viilage” raising a child, mixing culture and migration, adopting lifestyles seen on TV and other technological media, economic transformation and materialism chase………..etc.

    Whatever the cause(s) is it must be identified and rooted out. Our continued exonomic growth, development ,sustainability and survival is tied to hip of doing so.

    It is a government, non-governmental organizations, churches, parents, family, law enforcement, wider community issue.

    A synergistic approach to arrest the problem is sorely needed. Should we expect a joint communique from the Premier and Governor to tonight.

    A crisis is present and underway. A true test of leadership is how effectively leaders perform during a crisis.

    • Reply says:

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      Good points PO. Is anyone listening?

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    • Ralph says:

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      @Political Observer (PO)

      Run for office.

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    • E. Leonard says:

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      @PO, endorsed the two prong approach: 1. Immediate cessation of the property and violent crime and 2. exploring and rooting out the root causs(s). The suggestions proposed are worthy of further discussion and action.

      Every death/murder is a painful experience for the family, friends……….etc left to mourn the lost.

      Neverthess, senseless and innocent murders are more painful for the families and are a national tradgegy, putting the community on edge.

      Whether violent crimes/murders occur in ghettos, barrios, upscale neighborhoods in the US or at home in Road Town or Long Look, they have an adverse social and economic impact on the community.

      There is a direct link between property and violent crimes, particularly gun crimes, on lack of economic growth and development, economic stagnatio, lowered quality of life and standard of living, increasing unemployment, population shift………etc.

      The VI has a service-based economy—-tourism and financial services——, depends heavily on external investment for foreign exchange earnings and cannot afford a slow down in either financial services or tourism.

      Consequently, there is an urgency in arresting the violent and property crimes.

      The VI must move quickly from discovery to discussion to debate to DECISION. The time for discovery, discussion and debate is long gone. Borrowing from PO: Nuff tark, done tark and time for action.

      Moreover, every problem has a cause(s). And the root cause(s) for the increasing property and violent crimes, especially gun crimes, must be identified and rooted out.

      Frankie, it has been a while since I last saw you. RIP! Warmest condolence to the family and may each passing day bring you comfort.

    • E. Leonard says:

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      @PO, endorsed the two prong approach: 1. Immediate cessation of the property and violent crime and 2. exploring and rooting out the root causs(s).

      The suggestions proposed are worthy of further discussion and action.

      Every death/murder is a painful experience for the family, friends……….etc left to mourn the lost.

      Neverthess, senseless and innocent murders are more painful for the families and are a national tradgegy, putting the community on edge.

      Whether violent crimes/murders occur in ghettos, barrios, upscale neighborhoods in the US or at home in Road Town or Long Look, they have an adverse social and economic impact on the community.

      There is a direct link between property and violent crimes, particularly gun crimes, on economic growth and development, economic stagnation, lowered quality of life and standard of living, increasing unemployment, population shift………etc.

      The VI has a service-based economy—-tourism and financial services——, depends heavily on external investment for foreign exchange earnings and cannot afford a slow down in either financial services or tourism. Consequently, there is an urgency in arresting the violent and property crimes.

      The VI must move quickly from discovery to discussion to debate to DECISION. The time for discovery, discussion and debate is long gone. Borrowing from PO: Nuff tark, done tark and time for action.

      Moreover, every problem has a cause(s). And the root cause(s) for the increasing property and violent crimes, especially gun crimes, must be identified and rooted out.

      Frankie, it has been a while since I last saw you. RIP! Warmest condolence to the family and may each passing day bring you comfort.

  18. US-BV 17 says:

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    Sorry to hear but don’t blame the Police they cant be every place.

    People get kill all the time and police don’t be around the BVI system needs to be change every bars and business and business person should be able to carry a fire arm for protection criminal know you are not protected If the Government don’t give you protection there will be no change so you have to protect your self the BVI isn’t the same anymore .

  19. The Equalizer says:

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    Maybe the dead bar owner should have taken the police commissioners advice and should have bought a dog.

    He might have lived to tell the tale oh my god wait dogs don’t shoot back.

  20. okrow says:

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    it’s time for the government to train and educate the business and property owners about fire arms and give them license to own fire arm to protect themselves. when the criminals know these people has legal guns I sure they will think twice about robin where ever those dirty bastard are they watching, listening and planning they next move wake up bvi the criminals need to stop.

  21. Uzi says:

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    Dogs are not bulletproof and if the gunmen happen to shoot the security dog we will have to listen to those idiots on the community board that value the life of animals over human beings.

  22. Certainly says:

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    If there was an answer to this madness of violence,the upper caribbean would not be having daily bloodbaths and would be enjoying the blessings of their natural resource, gold, oil etc.

    There is no solution but to hope that some folks will learn to be civil and to live.

    In the meantime we should allow them to remain in their bloody bath tubs somewhere else and seek to build a society with alternate and acceptable cultures,customs and morals.

  23. 8th District Gyal says:

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    @PO

    Food for thought yet most of your valued suggestions require funding and solid leadership. If the police has an idea of who are committing crimes yet due to resources (I hope), are unable to arrest these, what do you think will eventually happen to our society?

    • Political Observer (PO) says:

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      @8th District Gyal, the 8th rocks. The BVI has a crime epidemic ( no need to sugar coat it). And it needs to be arrested.

      But arresting it will require resources, i.e., money, time, manpower……etc. The crime epidemic is an urgent need/issue and requires prioritizing of limited resources; some needs will have to be deferred.

      No doubt arresting crime will not come free. And yes a large serving of effective strong leadership is needed. What is also needed is positive community engagement. This ship will sink or float with all of us.

      • 8th District Gyal says:

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        @PO

        I concur. However, another post states a suspect is being held for questioning.

        Hence, community engagement played its part in this very unfortunate incident.

        I will remain optimistic that this investigation will not be botched resulting in he/she being prematurely released from custody…ie, they need to keep the pressure on and ensure justice is served.

  24. John says:

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    Seems with all these crimes happening around Long Look that the police should spend more time there than in town giving out tickets for not wearing seat belts.

    If we don’t start arming the police and at least allowing people to carry some means of defense like pepper spray or stun guns then that area will be worse than the ghettos of New York soon

  25. musa says:

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    eye for an eye will leave all of us blind

  26. LLM says:

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    a man from town follow another man from town to long look to rob him, to then shoot someone else and its blame long look #SMFH

  27. Sis O' de Soil says:

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    Jah knows meh son that this BVI in 2017 is at an all time LOW! How can ANYBODY keep silent about this?!

    We have too many UNSOLVED murders people! And for what? A measely couple of dollars?! PARENTS need to be parents!

    Stay vigilant, be observant, ask questions, set curfews and boundaries. Cut back on your partying and be ACTIVELY INVOLVED!

    Something is wrong with the notion of my young child running these streets and I’m either at home or out doing me. Not knowing would kill me because I’m a parent and in that head space at all times. Not wanting to be ridiculed or talked about because our child done messed up is bull!

    People will talk EITHER WAY! Turn them behind in! Until we get to the root of the problem, the beautiful flower that was the BVI (in the 70’s & 80s) will be just a distant memory because we turned a blind eye to the problem.

    If you’re not part of the solution, you’re a part of the problem! I am sick and tired of being sick and tired of this nonsense!

    We’re proactive about our health and wearing high heels at horse race and every pan that knock.

    Yet and still we have plagues in the form of kids, young adults running a muck in these streets and we REFUSE to be proactive about that. UNBELIEVABLE!

    WAKE UP BVI PEOPLE and do the right thing! SPEAK NOW or forever reminisce of the peace that used to rock us to sleep at night. #RealTalk

  28. Lovey says:

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    According to the Bible men hearts are desperately wicked.

    • MMario says:

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      What is happening to Nature Little Secret? Murder in Paradise? Can’t be you must be talking about some Down Island country.

  29. Freedom! says:

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    If history has any teaching/learning value, the “Governer and all who is of his ilk and humanity” are probably quite happy to see us kill each other. It will never be shown in public, but behind the face there are much glee!!

    So don’t expect him to do nothing more than what he has already done, nothing!! to address our growing amd worsening crime/murder rate.

    Does anyone think that police officers and security personnel will ever be able to carry and use firearms in the course of duty in the BVI? Absolutely not! The colonial power does not want its subjects armed in anyway for specific and political reasons.

    The remedy and only cure is one based in sound and immediate economic development.

    Have him or the NDP, whom I still have much respect for most of its members, inform of any nation wide employeement startegies yet?

    Meanwhile, the Governer will partake of the meat, cakes, wine and beer, chill and watch us kill each other until his vacation is over. There is not a molecule of care or concern for us by those kind, and anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool to history.

    Meanwhile, though it is often dogmatize that locals don’t want and will not perform certain jobs, and despite those who are willing to work those said jobs, they are often given to others other than locals, because of many reasons, some of which involves determination to earn, regardless.

    Why, the issuance of “the work permit” industry creates great revenue for the country’s economy, and that is a good deal given its size and economic limitations on the whole.

    Such also creates the feeling amongst some that government/NDP [is so] not looking out for its citizens, because some cannot find adequate employment. Those same potential employees support expats restaurants and other businesses daily and observe employees none of which are locals.

    For example, as much as 10-12 employees were observed participating in customer {food} service during the Xmas holidays, [and is a daily occurrence throughout the year] where it can be extrapolated that quite a few tens of thousands were made from the support of just local salaries, yet not one employee in there was of local or Afro Caribbean descent.

    Such a practice is referred to as divestment of a people, culture and country.

    Such an observation disturbs some very greatly, from every sense and human sensibility. It is flat out wrong!

    ***Hence, the NDP government needs to get immediate legislation in place to protect and provide a quota of all positions, in all industries, for local participation/employment***

    Perhaps, just perhaps if more employment opportunities can were available to/ by our young populace, the robbery rate could be progressively/ positively affected.

    There is a direct correlation between gainful employment, having money to purchase, prolonged monetary destitution and robbery.

    Both government and law enforcement know those correlative facts, but chooses band aid approaches, instead of concrete tangible factors to solving the problems of viable, meaningful employment opportunities so as to reduce crime, which will continue to increase until effective economic employment growth paradigms are set in place.

    Meanwhile, our people will continue to be murdered senselessly!!!

    While our leaders eat and drink of their cakes, brew, meat and wine, completely isolated from the effects and desperation being felt by thousands every day, even those with degrees, but not a well paying salary.

  30. MMario says:

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    What is happening to Nature Little Secret? Murder in Paradise? Can’t be you must be talking about some Down Island country.

  31. MMario says:

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    According to the Bible the Punishment are too light. What ever happened to Hanging in public.

  32. MMario says:

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    And it’s true. It appears when politicians experience the same fate as regular people that is the only way they will realize things are actually happening why be afraid of saying it.

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