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Robbery in Virgin Gorda; One man confirmed shot

Information reaching the Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) news centre is that a shooting has occurred on the Sister Island of Virgin Gorda (VG) where one man is confirmed to be shot following a robbery. Photo: Internet Source
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Information reaching the Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) news centre is that a daring daylight robbery has occurred on the Sister Island of Virgin Gorda (VG) where one man is confirmed to be shot following the incident.

According to sources, it is alleged that the incident occurred when a businessman was finalising his cash payroll, today Friday, May 24, 2019, at around 14:00hrs when robbers pounced on him leading to gunshots being fired.

While the details surrounding the robbery is still unclear, this news website understands that the gunshot victim is currently at the Nurse Iris O’Neal Clinic on VG receiving treatment.

With Police on the scene, the hunt is on for the person/s who staged the robbery. 

Residents of the island have since turned to social media, using the incident as an example of why banking should return to the area as soon as possible, even as Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has announced that Banco Popular will be setting up its VG operations by August.    

This is a developing story and our news centre will bring you more details as they unfold.


9 Responses to “Robbery in Virgin Gorda; One man confirmed shot ”

  • wize up (24/05/2019, 17:22) Like (30) Dislike (0) Reply
    This trend is becoming very alarming because this young generation have some very serious issues: now some of us might have to defend our family, business and property and do at the risk of being taken before the court(if u know what I mean) somebody have bell these damm stray-cats(so-to-speak)....we don’t want to turn our country into a gun town but how much more can the lawful productive people of the territory take: business owners need permission to have firearms: it take you 7 days/ 30 days to generate income then some mucking fool gone wid it in five minutes....most of the time the person committing this crime knows U
  • vex (24/05/2019, 18:05) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh no
  • VG (24/05/2019, 19:07) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    They know who to Rob.The first one you see the road walking naked and the hands on top the head the rest will learn.
  • WOWW (24/05/2019, 20:27) Like (6) Dislike (22) Reply
    I sure Tortola People is who come to our island Virgin gorda with them crap. Virgin Gordians are good people we don’t be in no crime.
    • tola (24/05/2019, 22:16) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
      Vg man is saints of course! O yea don't forget to tell your mother pay Brutus for the bread them last week wa se trust. Yea I know you
    • Mr ching (25/05/2019, 09:18) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

      Yeah the eximmigration officer where he from Tola u need to shut ur mouth people frown every country commit crime the young generation just f***** up

  • court (24/05/2019, 22:19) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    My problem with the court system is a big joke while we all deserve second chances the lawyers are begging for these criminals like crazy they get off scotch free and with that they think they can continue because what they comes up with some silly excuse its their first offense, they have young babies or baby on the way etc.. if an example is not made out of these criminals when caught with serious punishment then this craziness will not stop. Rid this beautiful islands of these crimes let there be peace. Please young fellas go work there are work out there. STOP these useless crimes and stealing.
  • They know (25/05/2019, 08:01) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Somebodies in VG know who did it but will they say? Probably not, which makes them all accomplices albeit perhaps tacit and or unwilling. Saying nothing to protect family/friends means that this type of behavior is tolerable and will continue. Dropping the proverbial dime risks becoming an outcast or pariah subject to retribution. Is this the society we want?
  • Consequences needed (26/05/2019, 00:13) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thing is, these cowardly little excuses for men see all sorts going on throughout their daily lives where nobody feels consequences. Whether it’s the idiots stopping in traffic to pick up and drop people off, sometimes bizarrely assisted by a police officer to do so by the junior school, or the government official with the snout in the trough or the relatively with the dodgy contract for some construction work or consulting work that have no skills or qualifications to do. It’s not hard to see how the last and poorly educated may feel they are just taking their illicit money too. Shooting people though or beating up women is just not acceptable though. Any real men who know these pieces of turd ought to knock the hell out of them. Anyone who is interested in our economy not crumbling by people going elsewhere because of violent crime ought to be very interested in seeing them being caught and made a stern example of. And those public prosecutors and magistrates also have an important role to play in cracking down hard but also we need to remediate these losers and show them a better way. The state of the schooling here though is frankly criminal abuse of our young people.

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