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UPDATE: 2 males arrested also for Trumayne J. Daway’s murder

- The two suspects are still being questioned by the RVIPF but not charged
Trumayne J. Daway was found dead in a vehicle at Brandywine Bay, on the main island of Tortola, sometime around 1:00 A.M. on February 28, 2018. The body bore multiple gunshot wounds. Photo: Team of Reporters
Ms Maybelline Rodriquez, 21, right, has been charged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for the murder of 26 year old Trumayne J. Daway aka ‘Passion’, left. Photo: Team of Reporters
Ms Maybelline Rodriquez, 21, right, has been charged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for the murder of 26 year old Trumayne J. Daway aka ‘Passion’, left. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Hours after police arrested and charged a young female, Maybelline Rodriquez, 21, with the death of Trumayne J. Daway, they have also held two males as part of the alleged murder plot.

A check moments ago with senior sources within the National Security Council confirmed that the two men are still being interrogated by detectives of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) but have not been charged.

When pressed by our newsroom as to whether both men are likely to be charged, our source declined to comment further and instead referred us to the Commissioner of Police, Michael B. Mathews, who did not return our calls.

One of the males was picked up this morning in Purcell Estate on Tortola and there was a manhunt for the other but it is unclear where he was captured. Both young males are believed to be friends of Ms Rodriquez, who is from the Dominican Republic and works at a marina.

Our newsroom will keep readers updated on this unfolding story.

See previous article published March 4, 2018

Maybelline Rodriquez charged with murder in Trumayne J. Daway’s death

Ms Maybelline Rodriquez, 21, was this morning, March 4, 2018, charged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) with the murder of 26 year old Trumayne J. Daway aka ‘Passion’.

This was confirmed by our senior sources within the National Security Council.

Ms Rodriquez was arrested two days ago when she was picked up from her place of work. She remains in police custody until her first court appearance on Tuesday March 6, 2018.

In addition, police have also arrested another person, a male, in regards to Mr Daway’s murder; however, because he has not been charged we will not release his name. He is believed to be the main offender.

The suspect was taken into police custody after being picked up in Purcell Estate, Tortola.

It was during the early morning of Wednesday February 28, 2018 that the deceased 'Passion' was found on a Brandywine Bay Beach on Tortola with several gunshots to his body.

Our newsroom will keep our readers up to date on this unfolding story on the arrest in relation to Mr Daway’s murder.

Bloody February 2018; 3 dead from guns

The Territory has had some 3 murders in February of this year.  

On Saturday February 10, 2018, two Virgin Islanders, 24 year old Clevaughn Sweeney and 26 year old Michael Stevens, were shot to death in the area of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School.

And on the last day of the month of February, Mr Daway was slain by gunshots.

There were also several other shooting and reports of shooting on Tortola, with at least two persons being injured.

Police Commissioner Michael B. Matthews has attributed the latest wave of gun crime to an ongoing gang war.

93 Responses to “UPDATE: 2 males arrested also for Trumayne J. Daway’s murder”

  • wize up (04/03/2018, 09:43) Like (14) Dislike (9) Reply
    • Eto (04/03/2018, 13:12) Like (45) Dislike (2) Reply
      The majority of these Tola men, young and old can't understand that these tino don't like them, they just want their money. When will they ever learn??? Sometimes, they forsake supporting their own kids for these heifers.
      • Hmm (04/03/2018, 15:59) Like (32) Dislike (19) Reply
        Idiot. Stop generalizing
      • Hmm (04/03/2018, 17:50) Like (3) Dislike (20) Reply
        He was a “tino”
      • Full breed (06/03/2018, 19:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        U sound so retarded.... any one coukd force any one not to support them own kids??? Maybe ur chikd father is a clown
        • Yes I am a Full Breed Tolian (07/03/2018, 04:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Nope, the father of my children is much smarter than that. First of all, back the hell up bc the father of my children IS MY HUSBAND!! Like I say the TRUTH hurts!!
  • karma (04/03/2018, 09:49) Like (79) Dislike (0) Reply
    WOW! That was quick,good job RVIPF. Now, please don't forget about Trinity. I will be praying that her killers will also be found and brought to justice.
    • HAHA (04/03/2018, 10:22) Like (46) Dislike (26) Reply
      You don’t want justice. A man also lost his life but you don’t care about that every post is just about Trinity not the other victim.
      • To HAHA (04/03/2018, 12:51) Like (9) Dislike (9) Reply
        Everyone has a mouth and if some want justice for an innocent child why don't you rally for justice for whoever else ? The devil lives in you if you find something wrong with justice for a CHILD SMH
        • HAHA (04/03/2018, 16:06) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
          Don’t be an idiot, I never said it was wrong to want justice for Trinity. The fact is 2 people died in that shooting. It’s not just “her killers” it’s their killers. Do you want justice for both or just Trinity because it seems like everybody forgot about the guy that stop to give them a ride.
          • VICKIE (04/03/2018, 17:20) Like (26) Dislike (0) Reply
            We want justice for all the unsolved murders in the BVI. Not one all.
      • hard truth (05/03/2018, 07:54) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
        The other victims were drugs mules/ gangsters. They were mature enough to make the right choice. They live like a dog and was killed like one. Trinity on the other had was very innocent. That’s the reason why everyone is hoping justice will be served to her. Rest on Angel rest on.
    • Observer (04/03/2018, 10:32) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
      • Brains (04/03/2018, 14:38) Like (8) Dislike (18) Reply
        The girl was just very dumb, why you think they caught her so easy, the others were never found because they had brains and knew how dumb bvi police are, this is just one out of a hundred murders, find 10 percent and maybe the bvi police will win me over.
      • Outlaw (04/03/2018, 17:25) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
        @observer, don’t worry just keep your eyes and eyes open there are a lot about to happen. Just wait for it.
    • Wendy (04/03/2018, 10:38) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
      Good vibes across the way to you and to the spirit of the angel, Trinity.
      Keep the Faith.

      • to Wendy (04/03/2018, 12:59) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply
        Thank you Wendy, even thought many lost their lives to senseless gun violence the death of Trinity touched many of us because she was AN INNOCENT , CHILD, so while some like "HAHA" are heartless and ignorant some of us will continue to pray for JUSTICE FOR TRINITY.
        • yes (04/03/2018, 18:44) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
          The loss of a child, an innocent child at that is sad. I hope her mother will assist the police all she can to find the killer of her child and the poor innocent man who lost his life that day because he put himself in harm's way. He was a GOOD MAN, that Franklin Penn. Always will be missed.
    • True (04/03/2018, 14:27) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
      Also not forgetting about Ashborn "Ashy" Dawson as well. March 10th is one day that I will NEVER forget as long as I live.
  • one eye (04/03/2018, 09:53) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Lord have mercy
  • Bo**ez (04/03/2018, 10:03) Like (0) Dislike (31) Reply

    Good job my queen

  • there she goes (04/03/2018, 10:05) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
  • LOL (04/03/2018, 10:08) Like (1) Dislike (12) Reply
  • Hmm (04/03/2018, 10:09) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Better she than me
  • look at the lastnames (04/03/2018, 10:17) Like (3) Dislike (31) Reply
    outsider DNA contaminating the locals
  • big question (04/03/2018, 10:18) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    Was she worth dying for?
  • migos (04/03/2018, 10:23) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    gotta send a thot thas the only way to plot
  • RealTalk (04/03/2018, 10:37) Like (44) Dislike (1) Reply
    Pretty face and bad character .poor young fellow
  • tola (04/03/2018, 10:40) Like (23) Dislike (12) Reply
    How ayo tola man love them Spanish meat see wah them doing ayo but he cheat on is child mother for a other woman an look what the woman bring he to is death welsah this place call BVI have a lot off undercover killer
  • Dummy (04/03/2018, 10:43) Like (25) Dislike (1) Reply
    Pretty face, bad character. Not too much intelligence behind those eyes either it seems. Hope she gets used to Balo residential activities. Can’t wait to hear the details when this goes to trial.
  • family (04/03/2018, 10:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Life ah de greatest thing dawg meeno left gun& meeno left my god
  • :( (04/03/2018, 10:50) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    so sad
  • Fran (04/03/2018, 10:56) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope whoever was involved goes to prison for a long time. Taking someone’s life and thinking they will be able to live happily ever after is not going to happen. I hope they get a lot of years and suffer the consequences.
  • US Citizen (04/03/2018, 11:03) Like (36) Dislike (1) Reply
    You are too young to get yourself caught up in this young lady. You are facing life and you're only 21. Another life wasted.
    • Sure (04/03/2018, 12:10) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      A comfortable life with no worries or out of pocket expenses in Hotel Balsum Ghut, Taxpayers cost will be $35,000. USD for her lifetime. Quite a difference from 2 dollar or thereabouts per throwback any where or place available for a 5 minute episode.
  • Gumption.Official (04/03/2018, 11:06) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yesterday after I made a statement about having a (Female) version of (MALE) Mentoring Leadership Everywhere- that got the attention of of amazing people who now actually care. They already stated a (Young girls/teen female version. ) with Program like that we can keep empowering our young ladies that’s its ok not to be (Beyoncé) but it’s more importantly they be themselves and Be the first with their first and last name to do something positively amazing.
  • Charged (04/03/2018, 11:11) Like (20) Dislike (7) Reply
    Profile; Female with ties to the Latin America's
    Female with no allegiance or loyalty to the VI

    Cost to taxpayers unlimited
    Cost to reputation of VI irreparaple
  • Lb (04/03/2018, 11:16) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ay coño! Glad I didn't take you home after chicken had we lit
  • Hmm (04/03/2018, 11:21) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    Them Spanish women good eh? Love em up then!
  • IJS (04/03/2018, 11:24) Like (26) Dislike (7) Reply
    MAYBE this was a crime of PASSION.
  • nope (04/03/2018, 11:32) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
  • Natural (04/03/2018, 11:46) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply

    Hats off to the Royal Police Force. Great job team!
  • NotSoFast (04/03/2018, 12:08) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    @Notsoslow. I was wrong i admit it..
    • Notsoslow (04/03/2018, 17:08) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Notsofast, I told you so, and they are the three players, the two young men will be charge as well, wait for it.
  • Lord o (04/03/2018, 12:09) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good Job RVIPF Detectives. Now you see the pattern. A girl and a boy..Drill her for info..
  • Umm (04/03/2018, 12:11) Like (20) Dislike (9) Reply
    Ok these comments are very sad!!! The fact that this young haf something to do with a murder!! Ya’ll on here praising her!! Mean understanding!!! Something is seriously wrong with the BVI!!
    • @Umm (04/03/2018, 13:10) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      who in these comments praising her? u loco or something, try keep off your “keyboard/ phone “ from typing []{}!!!
  • rattie (04/03/2018, 12:12) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Our young people need help
    • specs (04/03/2018, 14:36) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      Not all of them but a specific group need a DNA transplant. Otherwise the BVI must take steps to protect itself because some folks are mashing up the place since they start coming here for work.
      2017 murder count in the DR was1,198 and does not include those of Haitian or their genocide. Haitians have no identity in the DR so nothing about them is of record.
      2017 murder rate in NYC was 290.
  • Please understand (04/03/2018, 12:31) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    This girl done gone and startup more drama. There is going to be retalition behind this. If i vas related to her, i would distance myself away. She was somehow involved in the mess, Then she hâve to take the lick for her part.
  • UTG raised (04/03/2018, 12:41) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Maybelline mama, Im highly disappointed in you... I knew you from you was in pampers, you have grown into a beautiful young lady and made your mommy proud..Why the hell would you do such a thing to passion we all grew together.....disappointed much!!!!
  • idiots (04/03/2018, 12:45) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    She born here
  • Sue (04/03/2018, 12:50) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why you don't say they need healing and prayers
  • Whiteman (04/03/2018, 12:51) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    What a show, where is my popcorn?
  • ok (04/03/2018, 13:05) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    she will be out at 46
  • Hmm (04/03/2018, 13:16) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    choose your friends wisely, your life may depend upon your good choices. Time for men to stop playing around, especially men with children. GHow many men posting on this site are serial cheaters?? How many times could you have been "set up" to be beat up or murdered?? Have you thought about how your parents, wife, and children would live with your death? God is not mocked, as a man sows, so shall he reap.
  • SMH (04/03/2018, 13:24) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Always the Spanish them. I bet all she got was petty change for that. Too bad she ain’t going to see any of that money. Straight deportation when she comes out (if she ever gets out).
    • Thanks (04/03/2018, 14:56) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
      To where .. VG? Lol she from here BVI
      • hm (04/03/2018, 17:19) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
        Is she a BVIslander? Was she born in the BVI or did she come over at a young age and gained belonger Status? Being born here does not make one a BVIslander. And if she was not born here, they can make a case to have her deported no matter what age she was brought into the country.
        • @ HM (04/03/2018, 18:51) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
          Really? Pathetic! So what makes one a BVIslander? I am sick of people like you talking nonsense. Get lost you pathetic piece of ****. All my life I been told I’m not a BVIslander because my parents was not “born here”. I’m so glad I’ve found the courage to speak up now and I will keep telling you people with that mentality the same thing...People are from the place they are born!! People like you have no right to make that decision and pick and choose who from “your” BVI. Who are you to judge? Does it even matter where she is from? If she committed an offence then that’s that! Let her face the consequences and be deported if she is not from here. And if she is from here? Well you will just have to accept her back into your community!!! Shocking right? Because anyone from the BVI can’t commit crime. You mumu.
          • tsktsk (04/03/2018, 21:47) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
            You are not a BVislander but you are really something else. Sorry about that. In your next life perhaps but not this one.
            • ?? (05/03/2018, 17:08) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
              Who is not a bvislander? Please do elaborate and point me to the exact location of where you get your made up or outdated information from.
  • G4L (04/03/2018, 14:10) Like (2) Dislike (41) Reply
  • Fatta (04/03/2018, 15:37) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This one burst my biggest bubble angels do kill.
  • ? (04/03/2018, 16:03) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    I would really like to know the motive
  • Hard worker (04/03/2018, 16:42) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
    good job police force you see i told yall ive been saying it all the time check them spanish there getting away with alot of things yow thank you police force
  • Only Beauty? (04/03/2018, 17:27) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is what happens when all you see is outer appearance and not the character of a person.
    We see situations like this all the time just not in this form. The folks that get all the likes on Facebook,but the people that really know them, know that things aren’t as good as they seem. Later on some story comes out about them and everyone is in shock. Stop putting on a show for people who don’t know you, and work on yourselves.
  • ez (04/03/2018, 17:31) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    God bless Scotland Yard. Lets rally around them to get natures little secret back. It only took them days to put this puzzle together. Governor please bring in more men and send these police HERE to Scotland Yard for training. Some people take jobs for the money and to hell with the job. WE NEED POLICE WITH GUTS.
  • Idiot (04/03/2018, 17:38) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ghut princess yo large lol dumb ms
    • yes (04/03/2018, 19:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      More like Ghut trash. I noticed on her Face Book. M....G... Is one of her Friends. Boyyyyyyy ???????
  • set up (04/03/2018, 17:51) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    she was set up
  • Sky (04/03/2018, 18:00) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am truly amazed. Few weeks ago ," we"and I said "we"were criticizing the BVI Cops for not making arrests in these murders. Now they did in at least one of them, so seems to be upset. Who are making these comments? Are they from here? Again does it matter the nationally of the accussed Would if have been different it they were born here? Some people seem to be hurting because the Cops were successful in this arrest.
  • Wanye needham (04/03/2018, 18:27) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    R.I.P passion glad justice is getting solve
  • Look here now (04/03/2018, 18:49) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
  • unknown (04/03/2018, 19:34) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    She has no sort of brains.. She is Very Retarded.. That’s to show you guys never trust a thot they always make u get caught up!
  • time (04/03/2018, 21:10) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    U do the crime pay the time !!!
  • Busted!!!! (04/03/2018, 22:13) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The dam just got busted wanna be thugs running for the hills. Betcha some of the other murders would be solved? Is this the lucky break we were all hoping for? Passion's spirit ain't going without a fight messon!! That real passion!!

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