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UPDATE : Alwin James to act as Deputy Commissioner of Police

Superintendent of Crime Division Alwin James (left) will be acting as the DCP. Superintendent in Charge of West End and East End Police stations Roy Stoutt was reportedly shortlisted for the position as well.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Superintendent of Crime Division Alwin James will act as the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) when David Morris takes over the mantle from Reynell Frazer, Commissioner of Police, who will be retiring on April 1, 2012.

As first reported by this news agency on March 1, 2012, our sources had indicated that either James or Roy Stoutt, Superintendent in charge of the West End and East End Police would act in the capacity.

According to a Government Information Service (GIS) press release, James will act for six months in the first instance.

In June 2010, James received the first clasp Police Long Service Medal for 25 years of service. As the head of the Crime Unit, James is responsible for officers who handle high profile cases including murder, armed robbery and drug trafficking.

51 Responses to “UPDATE : Alwin James to act as Deputy Commissioner of Police”

  • ooooo (01/03/2012, 07:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    my money is on james...any bets?....natives are always left out
    • Hmmm (01/03/2012, 08:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      That would be a shame. I know Stoutty going do an excellent job, and more people respect him.
      • George W. Tush (01/03/2012, 08:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        we support Mr. Stoutt being the commionser not just the Duputy...but with the NDP in, they will never support local plus with that two faced governor makes things sorry for locals boss
        • Old Man (01/03/2012, 09:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          I agree with you to a point in terms of NDP not for locals and the governor cannot be trusted, but as for Stoutt , let’s just stick with him being Deputy for now….Please do not get carried away "Tush"
          • oppresor (04/03/2012, 00:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
            locals will always be last as there is so much dissemination against the locals in their homeland. But for sure we do not need David Morris...
        • Movements (01/03/2012, 09:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          This has nothing to do with the Government Ministers and you know it, you just like to talk nonsense because there are many idiots who will believe it. The man from the UK who is about to get the top spot was hired as DCP under VIP. What did VIP do or say about it? Absolutely nothing as they had no say in the matter so cut your s>>t out! Who get it get it but what will it change? It's just a power struggle to see who could get the higher position so that they could protect their friends and families doing nonsense. Are we that naive to be here rooting for this crap? Schups!
          • text (02/03/2012, 05:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
            Movements; why dey hell everything from you got to be politics? Ndp, vip. You are one sick rat you need one of deeds big job ndp giving out idiot!
      • SUE CRUMBLE (01/03/2012, 08:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        I support Stoutt all the way. He is quite capable of doing a great job!
    • - (01/03/2012, 19:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      yes definitely Mr James for Deputy infact he should be the commissioner take morris out and put james in. Stoutt not a chance. James all the way.
  • positive vision (01/03/2012, 08:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    putting stoutt would be the man for the job
    • positive vision (01/03/2012, 08:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Sue (01/03/2012, 09:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Solution: Stoutt - Commissioner, James - Deputy Commissioner, Morris = Back to UK = Government Save
    • Proud West Indian (01/03/2012, 10:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I totally agree with u 101%
    • under the rock (01/03/2012, 14:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      come on stop dreaming you think the governor who tight wit Morris and both from the UK will go for that..NEVER NEVER stop dreaming the BVI is white control trust we!!!!
  • Not fatty (01/03/2012, 09:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    He need to fight getting that weight down before he handles that position his skin is battling a war for space the way his uniforms cant fit right. As far as fighting crime NO ONE can possibly picture him running after a criminal.
  • Movements (01/03/2012, 09:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is utter rubbish! All of a sudden they're qualified, because the man from UK get the top spot which was always the plan? What happened when they were actively trying to recruit a DCP? When Brown and others were frowned upon now Brown is COP in Antigua and I'm sure he's doing well. RUBBISH! All of them corrupt anyway so it doesn't matter who's top or bottom.
  • Jinx (01/03/2012, 09:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I glad morris got the job. We need someone who wont be bias!
    • Proud West Indian (01/03/2012, 10:51) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Ha ha ha boy u so funny apparently all u know about Morris is what u read on the news. You would be shocked to see how bias he really is.
    • - (01/03/2012, 19:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Morris not bias what you talking about get your ear to the ground fool and see who he is mates with, that Nivan one. Nivan speak morris listen nivan useless but is his mate they like the same things haha Nivan not doing his job so why he still here and if he stays on it will be because he asked morris to keep him on we will wait and see.
    • hazzra (29/03/2012, 23:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Bias is not the word I was thinking of prejudiced, king liar not as a middle name but what he does.
  • Proud West Indian (01/03/2012, 10:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Morris should stay as DCP after all that is what he was contracted to do. The job of commissioner should be advertised and those who feel they are qualified should apply. In this day and age why are we going nackwards and having sorry to say a white commissioner again. I thought we were way ahead of those times.
  • timeline (01/03/2012, 12:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Morris for TOP COP all I can say is wait, his night will turn to day a lot a people will what? Help me somebody brother Bob says will runaway time will tell. The old people them say when you talk too much you tell cow howdy
  • Jack johnson (01/03/2012, 12:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I personally think that the post of commissioner should be advertised throughout the Caribbean region. There are highly qualified police officers in the region who can more than lead this little police force we have in the BVI. I know couple of officers in the Royal Barbados Police Force who can wrap Morris around their fingers like a strand of thread. I sick of this backwards slavish mantality that because white can do it better. Hog wash!!!
    • sally (30/03/2012, 16:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Wha u want to bring other caribbean country here for alyou to tell dem put dem on a plane again, hmmm
  • real talk (01/03/2012, 13:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    this one will end worst than barry situation! he is a racist!
    • DOG MEAT (01/03/2012, 14:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      WHO IS RACIST REAL TALK?? GOOD YOU DID NOT CALL ANY NAMES BUT WE HEADING TO BE LIKE SOUTH AFRICA....maybe we will be craying soon asking Governor William Mccary to free Mandella the people of the BVI!!
  • real talk2 (01/03/2012, 13:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    • - (02/03/2012, 15:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      YES READ IT AND WHAT? the man had promotion every year nearly, who does that and how and why? He is not a police officer not a real policeman the man is an egotist who likes titles next to his name. All he has done is go for promotion written exams where is any physical evidence he solved one single crime, NONE
  • The Crazy 88's (01/03/2012, 16:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So wait these top cops don't care bout health or physical fitness.....Stouut look like he need to be walking the beat not in a cozy office...I mean he one plate of sous away from a heart
    • Strupes (02/03/2012, 07:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      What that have to do with his performance? And, the fact that he going do a great job as Deputy? I hope you don't have nothing wrong with you.
  • bay youths (01/03/2012, 16:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    James tight wid David so me aint going be surprise if he get dey JOB!!!!
  • tell me why (01/03/2012, 22:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    in 2012 why do we even need David Morris???? Yaaawn
  • Quiet Storm (02/03/2012, 00:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    If it looks like a duck, waddles like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it is a duck. A few short months ago no one in the RVIPF was not qualified to be the DCP. We reached deep into Wales to find a DCP. Interestingly though Inspector Brown went on to be and is currently the CP of Antigua and Barbuda.A&B covers a geographical area of 180 square miles with a population of 70K and has a larger force. Now, suddenly some rejected and marginalized inspectors are now highly qualified and being strongly considered for DCP. Was lies being told then and now. A convenient truth is being expressed? Was the decision makers lying then and now? What was CP Frazier's role in selecting a DCP from a force of over 200 officers? If not one officer was qualified for DCP, then. It is probably fair to say that the tenure of several CP failed to effectively lead and develop the force. If this is the case, the people of the BVI was not well -served and is due an apology that they will never get. This whole affair was a sham. And the decision makers should be ashamed of themselves for insulting the intelligence ofthe people oftest the BVI. The people of the BVI are not that gullible. This is just a conspiracy theory. But I'm of the opinion that the plan all along was to ensure that the next CP would be from the UK. And what better way to pave the way for this than to deem all local cops as unqualified to be DCP. If you are not qualified for DCP, you definitely cannot be qualified for CP. Genius. Not really. Disingenuous. Now that you have exposed yourselves, insulted the people, and lose all credility, do something to start the redemption process---appoint one of the qualified locals to be the CP (Vanterpool, James, Stoutt, Vanterpool...etc). Further, some locals should be strongly considered for CP. The job will be tough job, for the force is fragmented among locals, other Caribbean nationals, and UK. Add the crab-in-a-bucket syndrome among the African diaspora/enclave and you have a mess. Let one of the rejected stone become the head stone.
    • Simply put (03/03/2012, 13:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Quiet storm, I am with you 110%, could not have agree with you more. But some people of the BVI need to stand up and expose wrong doing in this country, David Morris and those white UK officers cares nothing about this country but receiving huge pay cheques and enjoying good living. I was made to understand that one of the local officers was recommended for the DCP then, Fraser by passed that decision and told HE that he wants none of them to be his deputy, so that recommendation was swept way under the rug, now when they go to the UK for the Deputy, they fool poor Royie that they will create a post of Assistant Commissioner fort him not the time come for that post to be created, Morris told HE that he does not see the need for ACP and then they set about to create a New Structure for the force which was approved by management without the input of the lower ranks of the force not even the Police Welfare Association. It is my understanding that Morris shovel that new structure to HE in the absence of Reynell and it was approved, that structure as it hardly left anything positive for the local officers. We have to open our eyes and see what is happening, these guys have a plan program and is going at length to see that their program succeed. HE and Morris is going to pack this country and the RVIPF with officers from the UK and I can bet my last dime that is is going to happen
  • Madness (02/03/2012, 16:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So after all these years you people do not consider that Alwyn James is a local? Well my boy this is really ridiculous. All I know is that Supt James commands far more respect than any other Officer in a top level position right now. Plus I believe he will do an excellent job. And I am betting my money on him!
  • call for march (03/03/2012, 00:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i just cannot get over the facts that this man from the UK going become we police chief..we must march against both he and the governor
  • pop the majic dregon (29/03/2012, 12:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am not surprised the local would have never had a chance!
  • ooooo (29/03/2012, 15:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    yeah!!!!!! i won the bet
  • Gost (29/03/2012, 17:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Roy Stoutt, Not a fatt chance.
  • tt (29/03/2012, 19:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    here we go again running over Mr. Stoutt it seems like the BVI do not look out for their own.....
  • eyeson (29/03/2012, 20:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    this the first time is see mr james, I never seen him before
  • race to the top (29/03/2012, 23:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pity it took three years to find a deputy when in fact it always had people there.
  • insider 2 (29/03/2012, 23:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    stoutt they dis you. Your only sin is that you born in the BVI...I guess nowadays you have to get a Jamaican, St. Kitts, Antigua or UK passport to get anything in your country. shameful on the decision makers
  • love hate (30/03/2012, 15:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Alwin James gone clear just because Morris and William like he...he does kiss up..
  • Native (01/04/2012, 17:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is there no privilege with citizenship. Could one of our police officers go to Dominica and become the Commisioner or Deputy there? I have nothing against James however I feel that there are certain positions that could be reserved for the natives.
  • protest (02/04/2012, 10:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    soutt if I was you i would have gone on sick leave
  • news paper ad (02/04/2012, 10:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    No locals need apply in the rvipf

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