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Police release name of BVI’s latest murder victim

Police have released the name of the woman who was killed during an armed robbery Sunday night, April 18.

She has been identified as 67-year-old Catherine Pickering who died less than 24 hours after sustaining gunshot wounds during an armed robbery outside her home in Paraquita Bay.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has said they cannot give any details on how many times she was shot or where on her body she was wounded.

They’ve, however, said: “Initial reports indicate that a local businesswoman arrived home at Paraquita Bay around 7:30 pm with her day’s proceeds. Upon exiting her vehicle, she heard the voice of male demanding money. The mother of the businesswoman, who was at home at the time, heard a noise outside and attempted to exit the house and was shot.”

By BVI News’ tally, Pickering’s murder is at least the fifth since the start of the year.

She died on the same day Mark Collins was sworn in as the BVI’s new Commissioner of Police.

Commissioner Collins — who has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience and has held leadership positions such as Detective Superintendent in charge of the Extremism and Counter-Terrorism in Wales — said his main priority is tackling serious and organised crime in the territory.

Sworn in! New top cop takes aim at serious and organised crime

 

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  1. LILIS says:

    UNMMMM… LOCAL! AND MUST OF THE CRIMES LOCALS? INVESTIGATIONS PLEASE . WAS NOT SPANISH! GUYANESE ? WHERE WAS FROM? HUNM! NOBODY SAID A WORD

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  2. Blood money says:

    Sad day for these islands. Blood on your hands. Kill someone for money. Justice for the victims and family.

    Very sorry for your lost. Please don’t confront criminals with guns, people are desperate in these times.

    Rule of law is no deterrent, may I suggest street justice.

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  3. Truth says:

    Find him and SKIN HIM ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. 8th District Gyal says:

    This makes me so sad and sincerest condolences to the family and neighbors.

    Now to the trigger man, whoever you are, I have been praying for you and know you have to be feeling some level of remorse and at loss for what you have done. This was someone’s mother and daughter so let that rest in your mind as you ponder your next move. Do the right thing. To your friends, whomever you are, bad man don’t take down Queens for material things nor street cred. This should be bothersome to you as well. My God, where is the compassion.

  5. @ ~¿~ says:

    WE ALL KNOW ITS JUST GOING TO BE ALLTALK FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND BACK TO BUSINESS AS USUAL

  6. cut and paste says:

    my deepest condolences. Very sad.

  7. WHY says:

    This is on the hand of the Gov’t and District Rep. The residents of D6 have been crying out for help. Do something about criminal activity in the district.They congregate day and night to execute and also plan their next crime.
    Get a backhoe to clean up that site and beautify the area. Install more CCTV also.
    The owner/s of the adjoining properties should be ashamed of how they have allowed the area to be abused. Law abiding residents in the area are crying out for help and indicated that at the last community meeting. Yet nothing was being done.
    What happen to the community policeing program? We are not seeing enough of that. This is so heartbreaking.
    Let’s see the callous heartless criminals suffer for their wickedness.
    An innocent family is in pain. Our community is in pain.

  8. De Silent one says:

    We the residents of these beautiful Islands, really wish the new COP all the success, its for all our benefit, but to achieve that he have to rid himself of his d*****. That man is …, failure.

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