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PO Marvin Robinson & Wendell Anthony convicted, fired & deported

- Two former police officers were asked to leave the VI by Immigration Department & return to their place of birth, St Vincent & Dominica
Wendell Anthony, left, from St Vincent and the Grenadines and Marvin Robinson, right, from the Commonwealth of Dominica, were fired in 2017 from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force over the conviction of occasioning actual bodily harm and were asked to leave the Territory by the Department of Immigration. Photo: VINO/File
Police Commissioner Mathews B. Matthews had fired Mr Wendell Anthony and Mr Marvin Robinson from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in 2017. Photo: VINO/File
Police Commissioner Mathews B. Matthews had fired Mr Wendell Anthony and Mr Marvin Robinson from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in 2017. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many will remember the two police officers who were charged and found guilty of beating teenager Brandon George, a local resident. The two cops went to the Huntum’s Ghut home of the then 18-year-old George and beat him after they failed in their effort to nab him in the streets for a traffic offence on June 24, 2012.

They were found guilty in a Magistrate Court in 2014 for Assault and Inflicting Bodily Harm on a teenager.

They then appealed their conviction but lost in the Appeal’s Court where the decision was made public on November 23, 2016

The two officers, Constable Marvin Robinson from the Commonwealth of Dominica and Wendell Anthony from St Vincent and the Grenadines, were fired in 2017 from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force by Commissioner of Police Michael B. Mathews over the conviction of Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm.

Please leave the VI- Immigration Dept

Following their firing, earlier this year, 2018, the Department of Immigration asked them to leave the Territory in an Administrative Deportation. It is unclear the reasons they were asked to leave outside of the conviction and being fired from the police force.

Police Commissioner Mathews declined to comment.

Meanwhile, Mr George died in a 2012 scooter accident that was not linked to the case involving the two police officers.

87 Responses to “PO Marvin Robinson & Wendell Anthony convicted, fired & deported”

  • never enuff (20/02/2018, 11:57) Like (17) Dislike (24) Reply
    all ah dem need to be gone and bring a fresh set
    • Support the police (22/02/2018, 01:31) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
      This is why crime among those young punks so high. You all won't let police do their job. I guarantee that boy was disrespectful to the police. Sorry officers and thank you for your service.
  • vec (20/02/2018, 12:17) Like (30) Dislike (9) Reply
    Wow justice came
    • friend (20/02/2018, 18:43) Like (17) Dislike (13) Reply
      Indeed, now Pam and family, you can finally have some peace.
      • Yeah? (20/02/2018, 21:30) Like (51) Dislike (5) Reply
        Peace? Her son is dead by his own actions - that they tried to save him from. Peace from whom? Did they kill this boy? Nonsense.
        • jack (21/02/2018, 00:21) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
          This is going to take longer than many of us would like, but that could work to our advantage
        • LOL (21/02/2018, 11:54) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
          you think beating up a youth man is saving him?
  • Me (20/02/2018, 12:17) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    Oh yeah
  • pam grier (20/02/2018, 12:27) Like (23) Dislike (5) Reply
    It took too long
  • bon voyage (20/02/2018, 12:28) Like (24) Dislike (7) Reply
  • Disinterested (20/02/2018, 12:34) Like (26) Dislike (9) Reply
    Many police officers protect the community and serve admirably. Nonetheless, too many cops got a chip on their shoulders, abusing their authority and tainting good cops. For too long, they hid behind the badge and often got the benefit of the doubt in the judicial system. The thin blue is strong. Without technology, many of the rogue cops bad behaviour would go unpunished. Hope this case proves to other police officers that they are not above the law. Police officers have nothing to worry about if they operate within the law and not abuse the massive power and authority they are given. Remember a badge does not give one license to abuse the citizens they are supposed to protect. It is hard but the good cops need to do things right, as well as do the right things. Top leadership must have a zero tolerance on cops abusing their power. Both Anthony and Robinson have had due process so it is time to relocate. Home sweet home.
    • Lawlessness (20/02/2018, 16:57) Like (4) Dislike (17) Reply
      It’s all swept under the rug. I now understand why people don’t tell the police anything
  • Bvi weak (20/02/2018, 12:41) Like (34) Dislike (8) Reply
    it got two Jamaican police officers who playing bad men, they need to be deported also
  • ??? (20/02/2018, 12:50) Like (77) Dislike (39) Reply
    WOW.....That's messed up!!! These guys were doing their job....another example of why this place will never get any better. I am one who is always on the Police's case to crack down on those reckless scooter riders, but this is a clear example of why they don't even try to stop them...!! I guess the only solution is to let them kill themselves, as was the case in this incident, sorry to say. Fired and Deported....for doing your job (although it may have been a bit excessive, yes). wow...
    • @??? (20/02/2018, 13:51) Like (30) Dislike (33) Reply
      They Appealed the case and lost -2 times in a court of law. Who are you to decide that they are innocent? You are the reason wrongdoing continues. Here it is justice was served and you complaining. Are you on the side of right or wrong?
      • ??? (20/02/2018, 15:35) Like (31) Dislike (13) Reply
        Where in my comment did I suggest that the were innocent? I said FIRED AND DEPORTED seems a bit excessive in my opinion. Especially given that they were on duty, and the kid later died of his own doing. Once again I say, this is a good example of why the Police will allow them to do whatever they want. Instead of blaming the little nuisances, you'll blame the Police when they get injured or killed fleeing from the Police.
        • Be Good (20/02/2018, 21:37) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
          This is not a good example of why police should let them do whatever they want. Police are here to protect and serve no matter what. But it's people like you encouraging the cops in their bad behavior. Police should always chase the little wretches on scooters who break the law but they (police) should never abuse the youths. Sorry this is not SVG or JAM
        • Stupes (21/02/2018, 09:56) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
          What is wrong with being "FIRED AND DEPORTED". People are fired every day from jobs they have been on for over 10 years, and it does not make the news nore does anyone think that something is wrong with it. Also, is something wrong with returning to your place of birth?
          • @strupes (21/02/2018, 15:56) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
            Lord...some of you people are so simple minded that you can't see the bigger picture. I am talking about this in the context of the Police being willing to go out of they way to crack down on this epidemic of crime that we are going through, if they have the possibility of losing their job, then being deported hanging over their head. If I were them I would not go out of my way to keep any of you safe... Would you like to be fired and deported, since nothing is wrong with it? Dummy.
      • Hmmm (22/02/2018, 18:42) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
        Tell them try to be bad man in Jamaica nuh.
    • Reply (21/02/2018, 00:24) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
      Actually, they were not doing their job. I fear for people's RIGHTS in the BVI if police brutality is allowed to continue
  • enough (20/02/2018, 12:51) Like (27) Dislike (35) Reply
    About time. Walking around like they born here; you commit a crime, serve the time, the leave.
  • bvi (20/02/2018, 12:51) Like (12) Dislike (10) Reply
    Commish for premier.
  • police (20/02/2018, 12:55) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    Good job my ass, the rest will be a thorn in all you skin, all u bunch of criminals all u be.
  • Pato (20/02/2018, 13:06) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
    They both have granted asylum in the UK. They have already left the VI.
  • BVI VIBES (20/02/2018, 13:44) Like (66) Dislike (18) Reply
    This is wickedness and injustice!!! The land will be forever plagued with crime and bloodshed and the reason is because of our evil deeds. These men served with distinction! Who vex vex. I worked alongside them and I from here. Robinson and Anthony keep your head's high you are not criminals.
  • ... (20/02/2018, 13:49) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    Send home robonsion cop next please
  • LOL (20/02/2018, 15:23) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
  • SHAME (20/02/2018, 15:26) Like (35) Dislike (11) Reply
    Did this action make the BVI a safer place? Hell NO! That's why this place is the way it is and people are calling on police to be more active in solving crimes.. When these two men were doing just that and evil has caused their demise. But as the saying goes...there's infront and yours behind! This is just the beginning.
  • why dem islun people vex? (20/02/2018, 15:27) Like (17) Dislike (32) Reply
    Let them go back to their homelands and work as cops there
    • @ why dem ialum people vex (20/02/2018, 17:07) Like (19) Dislike (7) Reply
      Let them stop risking their lives to save and secure the bvi from crime and criminals. Work, avoid conflict. Close their Ears and their Eyes. Collect their salaries and go home to their families..
      • wize up (21/02/2018, 17:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ people vex: that is all most of them doing so what is your point: 24 square miles and not one crime can get solve: however Road Town have parking issues but them quick to issue tickets......
    • Boom (21/02/2018, 07:41) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      I don't sanction what they did to him and they should have used better judgement but as u can see it is the same scooter man them out here killing our people and a comment like that just goes to show u how low some of our minds are. The same police u will be calling when the scooter man roll up on u or one of ur family members.
  • Huu (20/02/2018, 15:41) Like (31) Dislike (13) Reply
    I know this was not the right move but to be deported! Huuu
    Expat Police better take note... leave the BVI kids alone, no matter what happen, they are BVIlanbers. Touch them and be fired... especially the scooter riders. They born here..
    However to send them out of the island is unfair...
  • RealTalk (20/02/2018, 16:20) Like (13) Dislike (7) Reply
    Beating up peoole son is doing there jobs ? That make sense .strupes
    • @RealTalk (20/02/2018, 17:51) Like (23) Dislike (12) Reply
      No, beating up people son is not doing their job. But had the son been more cooperative maybe he would be alive today. So regardless of how you feel about those two, what they were trying to correct eventually led to his death. We will have more weekends like last weekend if this mindset that you all exhibit continues. This little place is in for bigger problems....
      • Hmmm (21/02/2018, 10:14) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
        @@RealTalk, i does wonder if u people does read, ............they went to the young man home and beat him up, just because they couldn't catch him on the road,..... they were acting as judge and jury, they had no right
  • See (20/02/2018, 16:27) Like (18) Dislike (11) Reply
    Guaranteed they were just doing their jobs , only now will the thugs feel untouchable .. Those 2 police will be better of away from here , with this lawlessness , this place will be in a bad shape .
  • long look me come from (20/02/2018, 16:54) Like (9) Dislike (18) Reply
    Yes keep your hands off the locals
    • Weak leadership (20/02/2018, 17:13) Like (15) Dislike (9) Reply
      I see the governor and the Police commissioner as weak leaders. What about this that they should be proud about? They should be ashame for turning their backs on these cops..
      • Can it (20/02/2018, 18:49) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply

        Weak leadership shut the @#$% up already. You have not a clue what you are talking about. Show me some receipts/evidence that Government and the Police Cimissioner turned their backs on the two cops.

  • Lord O. O Lord.. (20/02/2018, 17:03) Like (16) Dislike (12) Reply
    This commissioner is weak... Boss you have to fight for your soldiers. When you do this you are defeating your own cause.. These young boys/ gun men are rude and disrespectful think they can threaten and fight Police and when Police stand up and say I a'm not afraid. This what happen.. Strupes..Sad.
    • wize up (20/02/2018, 17:26) Like (23) Dislike (3) Reply
      @ Lord O: lots of us have big chat: should the same police abuse your child or any member of your family circle will you feel the same way... the court found they chaps guilty; where does the commissioner of Police fits in: no member of the police force is above the laws of this country: I chalange you to beat up anyone and see If you won’t be liable for prosecution.....
  • WHAT THE HELL (20/02/2018, 17:07) Like (9) Dislike (9) Reply
    They both have kids here isn't a bit too much
  • LOL (20/02/2018, 17:55) Like (20) Dislike (4) Reply
    I notice a pattern in all crime ridden countries/communities.....they hate the Police and defend criminals.... Welcome to that list BVI... We have officially started our spiral down the drain.
  • slim (20/02/2018, 18:22) Like (22) Dislike (6) Reply
    That's why u have so many lawless young men in the BVI. All u need to stop this talk bout people don't come from if you guys were joining the service they wouldn't have to. Try a day without police c how many of u would hold ur heads and bawl and plan funerals.
  • John (20/02/2018, 18:28) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    Take note the rest of my island police officers they only want your protection
  • John (20/02/2018, 18:32) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am not saying I against the decision or for it that's to show we Tortola is for tolians did they get paid
  • Father God (20/02/2018, 18:38) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    Don't forget your other 3 crooked cops them need to be dealt with an deported also joining church playing Christian can't save none
  • Observer (20/02/2018, 18:40) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    Good, let them go. More to go. These police officers to incompetent and unprofessional.
  • In Them A$$ (20/02/2018, 18:57) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply

    Send them home yes !! Them had the world of things to say about ppl like them was any better . He woman was even worse . She so damn shame now yuh doan see her . #KarmaIsAB #TodayForYouTmrForMe

  • island man (20/02/2018, 19:43) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    I just love to intervene with my observation.
    I know of a certain National from Dominica who were imprisoned for a good while for badly wounding a man in his head.
    That man is still in the territory after being release. Now tell me how this is done? Or who protect who in the small state.
    Well talk is talk!!!
  • rattie (20/02/2018, 19:44) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    They went to his home and beat him in the USA thoes 2 officers would have been in jail once they were found guilty
    • we are doomed here (21/02/2018, 07:44) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
      failing to stop of the sound of the police siren, they have all rite to chase after u no matter if is your home u sped off to bull sh$$$$$$$$. This place will nvr get any better.
      • SHUT UP (22/02/2018, 11:20) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ we are doomed here you are an idiot. These police officers chased a man into his mothers house because of a traffic offence!!! People are not entitled to enter peoples homes without a warrant or to prevent the commission of a serious offence and NOT a traffic violation. Go read a book and sit down you dumb a$$!
  • B (20/02/2018, 19:50) Like (12) Dislike (9) Reply
    WATCH tola after this . SORRY for the island .. this sends a BAD message to the shooters out there . laugh now ..lets see later
    • wize up (20/02/2018, 20:52) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
      @ B: bull$hit: go come to this country to be law enforcement turns around beats up the people of the Virgin Island then expects the same people to share information with them(and you here blogging a set of fu(&)....the best some of the cops can do is issue tickets or beat up the youth for not give a name(petty $h!t) while the gun men and killers running around the territory free: as a matter of fact some of them can even make the grade to become police in their own country: don’t get no stupid ideas because our country always had police from throughout the caribbean for many many years( so it is not personal) it is attitude of those come here these days(talk that)
    • Hmmm (21/02/2018, 07:48) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      You need to stfu . If you know the whole story you'll sing a different tune
  • one eye (20/02/2018, 20:09) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    Set of lawless cops if he did nothing wrong why he hiding his face from the poperansee
  • SKA (20/02/2018, 20:18) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Thank you Jesus. Longgggg overdue
  • See (20/02/2018, 21:03) Like (20) Dislike (8) Reply
    So you all happy the police got busted . Guess you will all be happy as our country becomes a cesspool of crime and corruption too . We will deserve what we get so lets stop the crying and fake prayers about our country and the poor little innocent thugs .
    • QUESS WHA? (20/02/2018, 22:11) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      • @ Quess Wha (21/02/2018, 09:56) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        Only here u all will stay. U sound like an A$$. They can go back home they never kill there and they are not wanted there. Stupid a$$.
  • BRACE YOURSELVES (20/02/2018, 22:44) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    WARNING: Did anyone bother to look at the level of enforcement against motor scooters since this conviction occurred. You have no idea the message this incident has sent to the expatriate cops who have no status and are not treated/regarded as part of the community. It's not just traffic - have you seen the signs? BRACE YOURSELVES.
  • qc (20/02/2018, 23:42) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is a very interesting development
  • l (20/02/2018, 23:51) Like (4) Dislike (12) Reply
    Look here! Mek them gwaan go work for SVG and Dominica and go harass them people NOT IN THE BVI
  • Uncle Bunk (20/02/2018, 23:55) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Okay so what is the Police Welfare Association doing or saying about this?
    • wize up (21/02/2018, 09:19) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ uncle buck: what police welfare association-please don’t hold your breath!!! there is another set of members from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force before the judicial system on the possibility of dope and money offences....and some here defending wrong (a set of corrupt law enforcement officers)...police welfare association?
  • Welsah (21/02/2018, 00:32) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is a sad and dangerous time that we are living in right now.
  • concern (21/02/2018, 06:34) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    when you continue to treat people like dogs in this little BVI and still turn around and say let build together what is it that we really want. Two officers was doing there job, try stopping this young man never stop chase continure end up with resisting arrest ok i understand mistake happen but to deport them after they had a work permit in were is the human side of the BVI people of the BVI if we dont change we will have a repeat of september 5
  • Island Girl. (21/02/2018, 09:49) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    God dont like ugly. They will rise again. To much lawlessness in this place. Thats why the place like so.
  • Just Curious (21/02/2018, 10:39) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    What about the hundreds of other persons who were convicted in the said court system not being deported administratively like these two officers? That's is why the BVI will suffer dearly because of this nepotism and lack of transparency that they continue to exhibit
  • Goose and Gander (21/02/2018, 11:13) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
  • POPE (21/02/2018, 12:51) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Did they spent time in jail also?
  • Coolest kidz (21/02/2018, 17:12) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    That same young man is dead now on the same bike right there at One Mart and the man that killed him never spend not one day in prison that’s what these two police was trying to help him with his reckless behavior on the streets
  • princessD (21/02/2018, 20:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am just here for the comments
  • observant (21/02/2018, 22:02) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    I hope when the lawless amongst the bloggers and the rest in the Territory encounter the terrorists whom you treasure that the police whom you hate and the law that you all despise turn a blind eye and deaf ear to you all. Imagine Trinity and the man with her got murdered and all the talk on the blogs but no one gave up these terrorists. I don't know about this incident with these two officers but my opinion is that if the people have more "power" than the law, it's best that the police just earn a salary at your expense and pick up the pieces when tragedy occurs. You all want to be lawless and not corrected. Can't you see that your society is collapsing.

    You British Virgin Islanders seem to be an arrogant and ungrateful people. You all have rejected Jesus Christ and have chosen Barabbas so when the maelstrom of darkness comes know that you all are paying for your sins.

    Please take the Stand for Righteousness and help make this place better.
  • police (22/02/2018, 18:53) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
    Tortola will never come good ....these men was doin their job ...bur again voodoo in it smh ....i always tell Robinson food is a aaa hole ..look at what happen now
  • Liat 521 (23/02/2018, 05:41) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Very good decision send them home yes
  • ausar (24/02/2018, 13:38) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Thanks to all involved for the eventual termination and subsequent deportation of these criminals.

    Truly our young people xan now breathe a sigh of relief of the permanent depature of these monstors from our shores!

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