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New CoP to be here for Queen's Birthday celebration – Gov Duncan

Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan has confirmed that new Commissioner of Police Michael 'Mick' Matthews will be in the territory in time for the annual Queen's birthday celebration in April 2016. Photo: Department of Information
Speaking on the JTV Channel 55 show Spotlight with host Cromwell Smith aka Edju En ka on Tuesday January 12, 2016, Governor Duncan implied that a new Commissioner of Police (CoP) has been identified and that he was not coming from the United Kingdom. Photo: VINO/File
Speaking on the JTV Channel 55 show Spotlight with host Cromwell Smith aka Edju En ka on Tuesday January 12, 2016, Governor Duncan implied that a new Commissioner of Police (CoP) has been identified and that he was not coming from the United Kingdom. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE has confirmed that new Commissioner of Police Michael 'Mick' Matthews will be in the territory in time for the annual Queen's birthday celebration in April 2016.

Governor Duncan made the statement while responding to this news site's queries following a public event last week.

"He is coming in [the Territory] in April [2016] just before the Queen's birthday celebrations. So he'll be there for that," said Governor Duncan.

The annual celebration of the birth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II will be held on April 21, 2016 instead of the usual month of June.

Did Governor Duncan mislead the public?

Speaking on the JTV Channel 55 show Spotlight with host Cromwell Smith aka Edju En ka on Tuesday January 12, 2016, Governor Duncan implied that a new Commissioner of Police (CoP) had been identified and that he was not coming from the United Kingdom.

“I hope that we are well underway to getting a good Commissioner who will come in and help build that capacity,” Mr Duncan said in referring to the issue of security in the Virgin Islands.

Asked how close he was to getting a Commissioner of Police, Governor Duncan said: “Well, I hope to see this man coming within a matter of a few months.”

Asked by Mr Smith whether the person would be coming from the UK, Governor Duncan said: “Actually not from the UK but his nationality will be revealed in the fullness of time.”

UK's Matthew replaces controversial Commissioner of Police David Morris who left in August 2015. An applicant to the post who was approved for the position, Robin Smith also of the UK, eventually turned down the offer.

21 Responses to “New CoP to be here for Queen's Birthday celebration – Gov Duncan ”

  • kkk (16/03/2016, 10:44) Like (8) Dislike (13) Reply
    how dear him another white officer in a 99 % black country
    • True (18/03/2016, 09:50) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply

      Why another w**e man for that job? Them Edomites always want to enslave us again. They think we are dumb, but we watching them -- one r*ck in them **ed when them dr*nk over the place.

  • Here goes... (16/03/2016, 11:34) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    another set up
  • wize up (16/03/2016, 13:40) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    another paid vacation: when his term is up he will simply purchase a property in Florida like his counterparts Dave!!!!
    • Dundee (16/03/2016, 22:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I wonder if this new Polcie Chief is ready to deal with deeds Hooligans, idiots, rabble rousers and law breakers in the BVI????..
    • ----------------------- (17/03/2016, 22:13) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      STOP SPREADING PROPAGANDA! THIS IS OLD NEWS BY THE WAY, SO DON'T EVEN TRY TO JUSTIFY YOURSELF!
  • from white to white (16/03/2016, 15:56) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    Is he the great white hope?
  • black boy (16/03/2016, 16:38) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is racist from one white to another
    • wize up (17/03/2016, 16:51) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ black boy: don't worry a white Premier coming within the next 25 years.....
  • Music (16/03/2016, 19:50) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    And of curse none of you are being racist!
    • @ lodger (16/03/2016, 22:25) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      The rest of us should just forget bad-mindedness of the Master who are feeling angry about OUR unexpected awerness of the slaves.
  • S.R. (16/03/2016, 22:29) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    deeds governors are always incapable to growing the BVI economy.
    • wize up (17/03/2016, 16:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ S.R: the role of the governor is not to grow the bvi economy, that is the role for your 15 elected officials...leave the white man enjoy his 4 year paid vacation and stop trying to blame him for our incompetents
  • cop (17/03/2016, 00:18) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    He is pleasing to the eyes if nothing else.
  • Charley Rose (17/03/2016, 05:55) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
    When one considers the history of the Caribbean and think of the atrocities that our forefathers experienced during slavery, I think it is an insult to our forefathers to have a Commissioner who is a descendant of the masters to come at this juncture of to remind us of the whip and chains. The present acting Commissioner of Police is doing an excellent job and should have been considered for the post of top cop. Unless we can eradicate of minds from mental slavery and colonialism, we shall remain in servitude.
    • Solui (17/03/2016, 07:36) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      What excellent job buddy? You must be one of his minions with this crap. He fella is one of the great problems inside that place. He oversaw the foolishness the mess which cause the force to be in such a position. Continue blogging your non sense. You're delusional, misinformed or pure stupid to even consider that guy.
    • ABC (17/03/2016, 12:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Have you spoken to the Acting Commissioner of Police concerning this matter? If not, why don't you hush you back side up!!
      Do any of you know if any of our fellow black cops here or else where applied for the position? Ask VINO, they can probably tell you. In the absence of pertinent information will you please stop playing the part of an empty barrel?
  • rio (18/03/2016, 07:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sad to say but we are still on the plantation.
  • Silence (18/03/2016, 10:02) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    WE NEED TO START SINGING THAT CALYPSO THAT MADE ROAD MARCH IN ST. THOMAS SOME YEARS AGO "KILL THE RABBIT" AND YOU SEE HOW FAST THEM UNDERSTAND DON'T BRING THEM WHITE COMMISSIONERS HERE. THEY KEEP INSULTING THE INTELLIGENCE OF OF AFRICANS WHO KEPT THIS COUNTRY TOGETHER WHEN THEY KEEP BRINGING THESE WHITE COMMISSIONERS, INDICATING THAT WE CAN'T DO THE JOB. IF THEY HAD MORE POWER, THEY WOULD TRY TO MAKE US SH*ET HERE. WE ARE TIRED OF THESE PEOPLE WHO COME FROM UK TYRING TO IMPRESS OTHERS THAT THEY HAD IT BETTER THERE AND ONLY COMING HERE TO DO US A FAVOUR. LIE LIKE A FLY WITH THEM OLD ARSE FLATS, NEVER SEEN BACKYARD SPACE BEFORE. ONE ROCK IN HE *EGG.


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