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Man reportedly killed on Tortola Tuesday night

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Reports reaching BVI News are that a man has been killed in a firearm-related incident in the Hannah Hill area of Tortola.

The man is said to be a well-known figure in the territory.

Details are still sketchy to BVI News but the reported incident is said to have happened late Tuesday night, February 9.

BVI News has since observed a high-level police activity in the area. At least four marked police vehicles were observed at the Hannah’s location believed to be the scene of the incident.

Our news centre will provide more information as this breaking story develops.

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  1. Factual says:

    These down islanders doing the killing here they jealous of our locals

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    • Really says:

      It’s the Belongers doin the killing. Down islanders don’t have guns but the locals get then through the port. Stop deflecting the truth. It’s a disease on the island and F** is the biggest deflector.

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      • Strupes says:

        No island people here is no good they are being payed to do these crimes

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      • Haha says:

        Lol smh, I wonder if you know that any person can be a belonger regardless of where you born. You think the 1000 persons that went through the fast track were BVIslanders ?

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      • Serious? says:

        Not Belongers, not down Islanders! Traffickers, International Criminals, Drug importers. Lets keep going. READ! Your leaders have kept you in the dark for too long. RESEARCH …..NOT GOSSIP AMONGST EACH OTHER

    • Prophet says:

      Guh suk u dead people dem

    • Wha Wrong Wid Dis Panna? says:

      Yall ain’t s**t without down islanders. Can’t even build a road properly. Go siddung.

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    • Concerned says:

      Factual u r so hateful, if u check the records u will never say something like that, how many crimes r been done here by expatriate?? The drugs and the guns r the born ha people. stop being so hateful and get ur facts right

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    • Truth Teller says:

      Xenophobic hogwash

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    • Life Is Not a Dress Rehearsal says:

      Why some people acting brand new like they don’t know what’s going on????

      The BVI has become caught up in worldly things, from drugs, strip clubs, homosexuality, witchcraft, mocking the Bible throwing salacious parties referencing Bible characters, chanting rituals to ancestors…then asking what’s going on????

    • Doh says:

      It the third pillar of our economy. The drugs, smuggling, and guns are now a part of our daily lives and it impacts us more every day. As the grip on our borders tightened, the individuals involved in these enterprises are becoming more bold and desperate as they stand to lose millions.

      We, the public, are literally caught in their crossfire.

      But carry on.

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    • Rubber Duck says:

      Colombians more likely. Unhappy that their merchandise has gone missing.

    • @Factual says:

      You like a vulture, always first to the dead rotten meat.

      You never fail to be first an every news publication to post your juvenilist blog of trying to instigate division among the local and Southern population.

      What is sad is, 66 years ago, Island people were coming here and there was never a problem with then or now.

      Therte was few to no white people back then. There was no hate, racism and evil snake like divisive narratives around either.

      Today, the Island people have contributed significantly to the BVI and they have not brought racism or hatred with them.

      Hence, your evil is seen and is being called out. Stop your shyte! You will not divide us no more than we already are. We live, eat, sleep, sex, make children and other. That will not change.

  2. Dawg says:

    Woww wonder if a island person was involved

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  3. Justice says:

    Rodney first now Bobby. Granny say when it rain it does pour. Sad

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  4. NDP says:

    Where’s the Premier. When the other Government was in he was on the air blaming them for the crime. Where the heck is he? Why is he so quiet, on his watch?

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  5. D** says:

    Who’s looking at the *** second man. He been running shit for years and no one is watching him.

  6. Nation Builder says:

    When are you divisive people going to stop with this down island/belonger/BVIslander talk. All it does is serve to divide are people with a shared history in this Caribbean.

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  7. Waiting says:

    Waiting to see how C***Y going to blame this on the VIP officials. Don’t know what’s so difficult for she to have her show talked about the real issues. Not one time on any of her shows she’s actually talking about the drugs & guns that’s killing our community. Yet why would she batch the gun man them when their the ones protecting her

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  8. Colombians says:

    R.I.P. uncle bob

  9. @bvinews says:

    Hello bvi news, since you are moderating this can you please stop allowing racist and discriminating comments about “islanders” it serves no purpose other than insulting people. Thank you.

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  10. Sam says:

    Every one now what that man was doning.So stop call island man name.You all just like the killer.what goes around come around.

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  11. Love says:

    Stop racist and discriminating comments of all kinds.

  12. Old says:

    God help the bvi. To much killing. This worse than the covib 19. In the bvi . Shame on our people..we could do better than this.

  13. lili says:

    when you play with fire, fire will burned youuuu!!! stop blaming outsider must be a local allowed them to come and kill localssss stuped!! . and outsider can’t come in here and kill unless a local involve. unmmmm……. inmigration ? laboure? investigate good commissioner lol someone up there ! might be involve

  14. Visitor to VG says:

    I am an American and love Virgin Gorda, so I want to emphasize that I know the British culture is very different on the issue of law abiding people having firearms. All I can say is that we in the US have learned that criminals don’t obey even the most strict gun laws.

    I know that many people just don’t believe that private citizens should be able to own or carry firearms, but again, I’m talking about LAW ABIDING citizens. We have learned here that if you allow honorable citizens to be properly trained and arm themselves, society is safer. The BVI laws that make it almost impossible for an honest citizen to own a firearm only serve to ensure that incidents like this one will occur, because criminals won’t stop getting and using guns.

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    • Tired argumen says:

      Visitor to VG is espousing an old and tired argument that hand guns should be allowed in society. How would owning such a gun ensure that shootings don’t occur? How would owning a gun and then using it to kill someone keep you out of charges of murder, manslaughter etc. Sure, it might be justified in the end, but you’ll still have to defend yourself in court, and could lose. And, what happens if the gun is taken away from you and used against you? Or, if it is stolen and used in the commission of a crime, including murder? Or, if you lose your cool and shoot a relative or friend, or your ex-? Firearm related death rate in the UK is about 0.2 per 1,000, but in the US it’s 12.2 per 1,000 or 60 times more. Imagine a 60x increase on your paycheck…UK gun ownership is about 2.8 guns per 100 inhabitants in UK but 120 guns per 100 in the US. Do we really want to have a society like the US? What’s enviable about school shootings, armed riots against government, high incidence of gun violence, etc.?

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      • Visitor to VG says:

        Your arguments about me (or any law abiding citizen) “losing my cool” are stupid. I got a license to carry after going through a criminal background check and having been trained. As for your firearm related deaths in the US, those stats include suicide and I’m not going to give up my right (in the US) to own a firearm because of that, or anybody else who is not LAW ABIDING, engaging in bad behavior.

        Your examples are for people who are NOT LAW ABIDING, so apparently you cannot read beyond a fourth grade level, but let me try this – just because some people drive drunk is no reason to outlaw automobiles. Guns in the hands of LAW ABIDING CITIZENS, like automobiles, have a certain utility (personal protection).

        The British feel that it’s not worth the risk/benefit assessment, and I get that (I started my post explicitly acknowledging that our cultures are different on this issue). All I’m saying is that as crime increases, you might want to rethink this “all guns are bad” mentality.

      • Visitor to VG says:

        I didn’t say for a LAW ABIDING CITIZEN to have a handgun will prevent all shootings. It’s about personal protection. All of your examples are about criminal behavior, or people failing to properly secure a firearm or handle it effectively during a confrontation (and I’ll take my chances of someone getting it away from me as opposed to being completely unarmed and therefore unprotected). As I said when I first posted here, I get it that for most of the British, the ‘GUNS ARE ALWAYS BAD’ mentality is in place. I suggest that for LAW ABIDING CITIZENS, you rethink it.

  15. War Zone says:

    watch a war is gonna come tortola is gonna become a warzone this aint just some little killing this was planned perfectly

  16. Village says:

    Lol u hurt tortolians a dead by they own bad life

  17. Serious? says:

    Not Belongers, not down Islanders! Traffickers, International Criminals, Drug importers. Lets keep going. READ! Your leaders have kept you in the dark for too long. RESEARCH …..NOT GOSSIP AMONGST EACH OTHER

  18. Visitor says:

    To Tired argument: I didn’t say for a LAW ABIDING CITIZEN to have a handgun will prevent all shootings. It’s about personal protection. All of your examples are about criminal behavior, or people failing to properly secure a firearm or handle it effectively during a confrontation (and I’ll take my chances of someone getting it away from me as opposed to being completely unarmed and therefore unprotected). As I said when I first posted here, I get it that for most of the British, the ‘GUNS ARE ALWAYS BAD’ mentality is in place. I suggest that for LAW ABIDING CITIZENS, you rethink it.

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