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UPDATE: Ashburn A. Dawson is man shot to death in Road Town

- Police allegedly has a suspect in mind
March 11th, 2017 | Tags: shooting murder Sunday Morning Well crime
Ashburn A. Dawson aka Ashy has been identified as the man shot to death in Road Town last night, March 10, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
A crowd gathers at the scene of the shooting near the Sunday Morning Well in Road Town tonight, March 10, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
A crowd gathers at the scene of the shooting near the Sunday Morning Well in Road Town tonight, March 10, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
The motor scooter that the young man was riding is left at the scene of the shooting. Photo: Team of Reporters
The motor scooter that the young man was riding is left at the scene of the shooting. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Our newsroom can now confirm that immediate family members have been adequately notified of the fatal shooting last night, March 10, 2017.

The man shot to death close to the Sunday Morning Well in Road Town, the capital city, has been identified as Ashburn A. Dawson aka ‘Ashy’ of Carrot Bay, Tortola.

The deceased is a civil servant assigned to the High Court Registry where he worked for a number of years.

He is survived by his parents and one son. Mr Dawson is 30 years of age and would have been 31 in August 2017.

The cause of the shooting is still under investigation; however, according to police sources, it was around 10:00 PM on March 10, 2017 while the deceased was on his motor scooter between Centies’ Store and a burger snackette in the area of the Sunday Morning Well, when a hail of gun shots went off allegedly aimed at him.

Died @ Peebles Hospital; suspect is known

It is reported that at least three shots hit Mr Dawson and he fell to the ground on the public road. Before the ambulance arrived there were members of the public trying to assist the man; however, he subsequently died at the island’s main Peebles Hospital despite many attempts by paramedics to revive him.

In addition, one of our newsroom’s senior sources from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force confirmed that police has a suspect in mind and is on the hunt for the alleged lone male shooter.

Police, in a press release this morning, March 11, 2017 confirmed “the death of a 30-year-old male following a shooting incident last night near the Sunday Morning Well. The male victim was taken to Peebles Hospital following the incident where he subsequently died.”

There remain over 20 unsolved murders in the tiny Virgin Islands of about 40 thousand residents.

The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online offer our condolences to Mr Dawson’s immediate family and other loved ones.

See previous article published March 10, 2017

Man gunned down near Sunday Morning Well in RT

Reports are coming into our newsroom from our Team of Reporters and police sources around Tortola that about 10:00 PM tonight, March 10, 2017 a young man was gunned down in Road Town, in the area of the Sunday Morning Well.

It is believed the young man, whose name and identity we have but will withhold until family members are property notified, is a government worker.

Police and other emergency personnel are on the scene at this time as the road is now cordoned off around the immediate area.

This shooting incident makes it two (2) murders in less than 24 hours in the British Overseas Territory. 

We will provide more details as they become available.

110 Responses to “UPDATE: Ashburn A. Dawson is man shot to death in Road Town”

  • watcher (10/03/2017, 23:06) Like (58) Dislike (1) Reply
    2 murders in less than 24 hours, pray for the bvi
  • Percell (10/03/2017, 23:07) Like (15) Dislike (18) Reply
    SMH he is local the thing turn up now boss
  • tears (10/03/2017, 23:12) Like (17) Dislike (4) Reply
    RIP!!!!!
  • YOLO (10/03/2017, 23:14) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply

    R.I.P just hail u up today n now your gone life so short

  • Sighhh (10/03/2017, 23:14) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    R.i.p papa ... you will be missed
  • A Friens (10/03/2017, 23:19) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
    My heart hurts for him. He was my friend.... God please help us all. I pray that God comforts all of us who are grieving his death especially his family and son.
  • qc (10/03/2017, 23:21) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply

    RIP 

  • Xxx (10/03/2017, 23:32) Like (23) Dislike (101) Reply
    Bvi is worst than st thomas
    • Oh Please (10/03/2017, 23:36) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      @xxx bvi ain close rock done claiming lives deom jan 1st n done on 6+
      • think (11/03/2017, 09:26) Like (25) Dislike (8) Reply
        The population of St Thomas is almost triple that of the BVI so per capita the BVI is MUCH worse the St Thomas.

        We need cameras on every street corner, buildings, roofs so we can catch these savages that are slaughtering our youth. 20 years mandatory jail sentence for gun possession.
        • Correction (11/03/2017, 12:44) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
          You can't compare an entire territory to one island. You have to compare an island to an island. The only place with murders for the year is Tortola. No other island in the BVI has recorded a murder. So to say the "BVI" is worse than St. Thomas, is factually incorrect, even on a per capita basis. Is Tola worse than St. Thomas? HELL NO. Is it worse than St. Croix? At this point in the year, statisically, maybe.... But I have a big problem with labeling the entire BVI as crime ridden. That's only good ole Tola my people. Quit over reacting as usual. I'll take my chances here over Rock any day. So keep talking that per capita crap. Trying going certain parts of St. Thomas at night and see if per capita will save you...
        • @Think (11/03/2017, 12:48) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
          The BVI has almost 40,000 people. St. Thomas has about 50,000 if not less by now. That's not triple. And you have people agreeing with your incorrect stats. You all want the murders to stop?? Tell people start living right. It's a very simple recipe.
          • Bandit (13/03/2017, 11:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
            Where did you get your stats from concerning population??? The BVI don't have no 40,000 people if their is 30,000 that's alot. Whether you like it or not the murder rate will be counted as per capita.
      • think (11/03/2017, 10:11) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        When the stats are tallied, bvi will come out on top. Mine ayo; stop this killing in this place. It destroying all of us.
    • friend (10/03/2017, 23:55) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      why ashie why him?God by with his family at this time.
    • Why?? (10/03/2017, 23:58) Like (36) Dislike (1) Reply
      Struuups! Not by a long shot (no pun intended). I rebuke that statement in Jesus name. Have mercy on this territory Lord!! May the people of this land turn from our wicked ways and return to you. We truly need you to heal our land. Hear our cries oh Lord, and have mercy; I pray in Jesus name, Amen.

      My sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.

      Whoever is responsible for these senseless crimes, PLEASE stop it. The blood of every life you take is on you. How can you sleep? How can you have peace? Too many people are hurting!! Stop it!!
    • tolian to the bone (11/03/2017, 01:03) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      How so? St. Thomas and Tortola when it comes to killings and carnage
      On the streets, there is no comparison.
    • @xxx (11/03/2017, 03:02) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
      And st Croix
    • JayEm (12/03/2017, 19:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Please stop. Lol
    • pink case (16/03/2017, 11:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      no it's not!!!!
  • Hmm (10/03/2017, 23:35) Like (6) Dislike (85) Reply
    Fast life = fast death
    • Saddened (11/03/2017, 19:39) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      Your comment is wicked, evil and totally uncalled for .. Parents are mourning for their son, a child is mourning for his father, siblings are mourning for their brother, we are mourning for our friend. How dare you. Ash didn't deserve this.
    • SKA (12/03/2017, 09:36) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      what was fast about his life? go kill yourself. idiot
  • Cuz (10/03/2017, 23:35) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP
  • Hmmmm (10/03/2017, 23:36) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    The demons are flying
  • thief in the night (10/03/2017, 23:37) Like (3) Dislike (31) Reply
    Stop touch what u aint put down!
    • Theif your ass (11/03/2017, 08:06) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
      What did he touch. U see him touch anything
      • at you above (11/03/2017, 10:25) Like (23) Dislike (6) Reply
        Maybe they did. Were you there to be on the defense. Everybody is innocent and sweet and quiet and so on and so on until something happens. Then we find out they were into a world of other things. Sometimes the wrong person are in the wrong place at the wrong time etc.,
        No one has the right to judge the book by the cover whether for good or bad reasons. Only God can see into the future. And what God eyes can see, man eyes are hidden from.
        The thing we should focus on is Jesus is coming soon and everyone should get right and live right because this world ain't getting better. It's gonna get worse. The heart of men is wicked who can know it.

        Genesis 6:5
        And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
    • Annoyed at young thugs (11/03/2017, 11:37) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      Your parents killed you when you touched what your didn't put down. Perhaps they needed to cause your values system is messed the hell up!
  • Sponge (10/03/2017, 23:40) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    You ain't tired?????
  • P*m p*m (10/03/2017, 23:41) Like (30) Dislike (6) Reply

    All of this over some p*$$*? Wow

    • How (13/03/2017, 12:56) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      AYO less in this place lol girl very average ....nothing scarier than a diminutive pum who only rep involves a gun
  • dog (10/03/2017, 23:42) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Is there more to come?
  • Welllllllsah (10/03/2017, 23:44) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
    Ess oh bee on a roll u
  • Zone 6 (11/03/2017, 00:09) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    These young cats killing over nothing when will the boo be nice again young dudes 25 23 22 young cats. Y'all need stop fist fight u need cut it sorry for. His family
  • hey (11/03/2017, 00:14) Like (5) Dislike (9) Reply
    Hey I've seen that dog. Even him looking and saying I know I'm a dog hell they call me a dog. But man this places going to the dogs nows
  • CL (11/03/2017, 00:27) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    RIP
  • 1 (11/03/2017, 00:58) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    hope its not over some girl
  • wize up (11/03/2017, 01:11) Like (11) Dislike (34) Reply
    Talk to me!!! Under the NDP tax money unaccounted for and some of us wants dr smith's head(big 2 hour speach in house of assembly)....hear me well and who vex vex!!! Under this new Commissioner of police gun crime is most certainly out of control and no mention of this fact in house of assembly( we will quickly crucify our own local) I am saying and will say this to face of the commissioner(his department is waste of time) so many police shows up to the scene of a crime and only then you know tortola have so many police) as an aging resident and citizen of this territory(law enforcement is a joke)!we are very vocal and talk all manner of ting about our own political leaders but mout shut while others in key positions in our country doing a poor job(I speak with out fear or favour)..
    • Spy (11/03/2017, 07:58) Like (81) Dislike (0) Reply

      So, let me get this straight. The commissioneris to be blamed for this murder? I don't see you mentioning the fact that he constantly asked for more funding so community policing can be a reality. I didn't know the commissioner raised these dumb@$$ little bastards who are going around killing each other over bullsh*t. And I say bullsh*t because killing someone over, weed, pu$$y, stolen cash or because someone flexed on you is bullsh*t. Go read a book! Educate yourself! Go take a walk before you post solely based on your emotions at the moment. Or better yet, just shut the $$@& up.

      • wize up (11/03/2017, 09:18) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
        @ spy: has nothing to do with blame: I am speaking about responsibility: dr smith is responsible as premier poor fellow get the blame: Mr spy it is our black boys killing of each other so blame is not the issue: there are not enough police patrols so the criminals have taken over
      • @spy (11/03/2017, 09:49) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
        I agree a lot of this is on parents not taking some of these young people to church etc. But I have to say the way the world is now and yhe way the American TV shows piping this stuff for our young people to emulate, it is important uo support the police monetarily but on a night like last night, perfect for stop and searches. That used to be done and a lot of ammo was taken off the street. Do something. All these suits and expensive cars and they all out in your face at night with a second security job. No presence in Town. Right by the darn court house they killed Ashy.
      • BlameGame (11/03/2017, 10:26) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
        @Spy - The "dumb@$$ little bastards" are our children. Our whole society is responsible for them. We are all to blame. We need to make them our priority instead of materialism. If our country generates less revenue from our main economic pillars we either have to take steps to generate more revenue or we have to cut back our spending. It is apparent that in addition to the police annual budget the Government honours their extra funding requests. For example last year in addition to the police budget they were given funding for the recruitment of an additional 30 police officers and 6 additional vehicles. The implementation of "community policing" requires minimal funding. Perhaps another strategy for the allocation of police resources can be considered along with enhanced productivity. "Community policing" may need to include more than an increased police presence and more hostile arrest of our youth. More socializing with, and expressions of caring for the communities the police serve may yield greater community cooperation.
    • Just Curious (11/03/2017, 23:01) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      It would appears as if you have the answers to the crime problems her in the BVI so why not share it with the police instead of chatting your mouth full of crap? If the deceased man knew he was going to be murdered, do you think he would have been where he was? How the hell you then expect the police to be there too? What the BVI community need to do is stop hiding and sheltering these criminals and give the police the information so that the hurting families can feel a sense of justice when their love ones are cut down senselessly.
  • BVI cry (11/03/2017, 02:00) Like (34) Dislike (1) Reply
    Whoever you are STOP THE KILLING . There is a God in heaven STOP THE KILLING
  • karma (11/03/2017, 05:41) Like (19) Dislike (13) Reply
    You live by the gun...you die by it, who so ever thinks otherwise very clueless
    • ........ (17/03/2017, 09:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      So many don't live by the gun but still dies by it so whats your point exactly??
  • Ess oh beee (11/03/2017, 06:41) Like (1) Dislike (22) Reply
    Yessi the king ya large
  • island man (11/03/2017, 06:45) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    I am indeed very sadden by this news and the growing crimes in our small community. My Condolences to the family and friends.
    What is to be address now urgently, is the need for both the Government Police and Community to come together and create a safe environment for the interest of the BVI.
    If this continues, we will be in regret that evasive action wasn't taken at a very early stage.
    People of the BVI please talk with your children and assist the law enforcement in doing their jobs. Remember crime is like a disease and will easily spread if it is not contained with the full force of the law.
    A week of prayer is needed for my people;
  • concerned citizen (11/03/2017, 06:47) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    What the police going to do about the guns? Corruption comes from the top. Maybe England police is better at cutting this crime. But if it's some powerful local families running the show (everyone know it is) then what can even England police do? Last England police to try, receive a bullet in the groin, and a bullet grazing his head.
  • Sue (11/03/2017, 06:53) Like (13) Dislike (10) Reply
    Where are the cops to patrol the roads them so lazy rest in peace ashy will miss you
  • BVI lawyer (11/03/2017, 07:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh no i knew him i saw him at work last week
  • LeBong James (11/03/2017, 07:34) Like (51) Dislike (3) Reply
    Law enforcement need to ease up on the war on weed and focus their resources on these murders. All them RT and tinted vehicles rolling on dimebag sellers need to be looking for killers. Why you troubling a man with a spliff, when man out here making hits? The crime rate is ridiculous now!
  • Fahda in Heaven, Help Us! (11/03/2017, 07:35) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    Everyone is wondering what the Police is doing? Ask the NDP what they are doing to help the Police fight crime, NOTHING! Check the past couple years budget. Police budget has been cut greatly: resources low, less man power present...a National Security Budget in ANY country should be one of the highest figures granted. Fighting crime is expensive. This current Government has helped our BVI to dwindle this territory into a criminal haven. People, we are freefalling fast and hard. I do wish they would put up more streetlights, at least! Lord this place is a true mess.
    • Hard Nose (11/03/2017, 08:34) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      @fawda help us. Crime is not important. It's a sin but what's the big f#%*ing deal!! They cut the police budget to work on stuff like non stop flight to and from Miami you know. Honestly fawda everybody just got to deal with the crimes when people come here. Well you know too fawda our politicians are busy traveling doing they research on stuff like fishing you know. So just get over the crime man. It's not that f;:&?ing bad...right?
      • Da Pro (11/03/2017, 09:27) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
        Well let them do nothing about crime and see how our tourist product will be looking in the near future. CRIME has a ripple effect on a lot of things within a country. Let the higher powers keep up with the crap about not funding the police so they could do their job and see how far we will go as a country. This crap is getting out of hand now and all you hearing about is airport and other bs that don't even are of high priority right now.
        • Unfortunately (11/03/2017, 15:29) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
          The government ministers can't make money from reducing crime. But they can make money from these 'projects'. As a community we NEED to vote in people who care about their country (our country) not people who only care about increasing their own bank balance.
          • fraud ndp (14/03/2017, 11:08) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
            They have a natural deep water harbor down west end. From big bens down could be a crew ship dock fillet with shops restaurant etc for young local legal businesses. in stead they give a pristeen area to tabin and bobby hodge to build a boat yard. They have no dam vision or care for young locals to make it. only some people must eat. Remember the crime will come there way one day. cause hungry dog going bite them or them children.
  • mmm (11/03/2017, 07:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rip
  • Angeles (11/03/2017, 08:08) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Pip condolences to his family
  • Soldier Crab (11/03/2017, 08:16) Like (31) Dislike (4) Reply
    Many of the comnents here blaming the police is BULL CRAP!

    This beautiful place is already on a down low with crime. Many guns are on our street and you will be surprised as to who is helping to traffick those weapons here.

    The police responds when a crime is committed and even though they patrol the streets how can a police stop a man from shooting another that is premeditated?????? You are now asking ALL police to be psychologists to read mind if individuals on when they plan to kill.

    Damn if that was so things would be different. Stop blaming the police for crap and allow them to do their jobs to find the killer.

    You all see politicians thiefing your tax paying dollar right in your face but yet you continue to re elect them right! That mean you all accept that type of crime!!! $hiiiiiiit man!

    RIP young soul.

  • Me have 2 son's (11/03/2017, 08:49) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's doen't matter what this about they need to stop there bull crop because the Bblie say shall not kill, but the old saying God help the theif he will also heip the watchman
  • Fren (11/03/2017, 08:53) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    my deepest condolences to his son and family.so sad but may your soul SIP
  • Dredder (11/03/2017, 09:27) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply

    Thief In The Night, you're an idiot. Go to school, get a job, get a life.
    On another note.
    They pick up B*ngo yet?

  • God knows best (11/03/2017, 09:39) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    We maybe the Premier or the normal man on the street and many of us have darkside that others may not know about that when some of us die you hear oh he was a God fearing man,etc but we dont know that individual is deep into witchcraft,drugs,guns,adultery or stealing from the church and destroying others lives.All sin is sin and the only way we can overcome to be saved come to accept Christ as you personal Saviour it wont be an easy road as there will be trial and temptation. he will be there for you during the good and bad times.Remember is is a God of second chances too. Whatever the case may be take it to the Lord in prayer. Everyday all over the world there are similar and more detrimental events and I often give a brief prayer for the victims and families especially those leave to moan ,more so the young ones unborn and those left behind at a tender age. The many expenses especially to those who are poor,no income,etc. Let's reach out to this family no matter if the deceased was bad or good or evil,let's reach out to his young child(physical and spiritual-give financial help,take the child to church,sunday school,etc, the mother,all and to instill in them the love of God and to hold on to Him for with Him all things are possible.
  • de observa (11/03/2017, 09:40) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Such senseless killing yet another young life taken away, justice will be served. RIP
  • J. A (11/03/2017, 09:45) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    What could he have done to warrant this extreme action? Taking a life is the ultimate and the only time I endorse this extreme measure is when someone willfully and callously takes another person's life and is tried and found guilty in a court of law.

    Throwing blames here and there won't solve the problem. We as a people need to do more: parents need to take charge of their children, Adults need to set good examples, principals and teachers need to be allowed to correct children without the fear of being lambasted, the police need to be respected, we need to speak up and stop supporting wrong when it suits us, we need to work with the police, we need to stop glorifying badness....
    My condolence to Ashburn's family. Taught him while he was at BVI High: always a pleasant fellow. Never passed me on the road.
    Just day before yesterday, he hailed me up in the vicinity of the high school. I was in my jeep and he was passing on his bike.
    So unfortunate. May his young soul rest in peace.
  • Political Observer (PO) (11/03/2017, 10:26) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    Deepest and heartfelt condolence to the Dawson and Penn families on the sudden and senseless murder of your family members. The VI weep with you in your pain and sorrow. At this darkest hour through trials and tribulations, put your trust in God and keep the faith. He will get you through the storm.

    To my country men and women, the increasing incidents of violent, especially gun crimes, and property crime is thrusting the nation into harmful and troubling tail spin. The increasing crime if not arrested will shred our social and economic fabrics, adversely impacting our standard of living and quality of life. We boast of having one of the highest standard of living in the region but it can quickly go to nought if the violent crime trend is not arrested.

    Moreover,if we want proof of the negative impact of violent crime, take a look at our neighbor to the south----St. Croix. To millennials and Gen Z who were not born yet, google Fountain Valley. In 1973 or there about, Fountain Valley Golf Course was shot up, killing several people. St. Croix went in a tail spin and has not recovered as yet; economically it is going thru a tough and rough patch. It has a tough row to hoe to get back. No diss to St. Croix, just keeping it real. Is this what we want for the BVI? No. Let's use a little wisdom and learn from St. Croix's experience.

    Fellow residents, the problem is ours to solve. The RVIPF is an able partner but each of us must commit to arresting the problem. Here is a news flash. If the economy heads south of the border and the BVI becomes a fail state, all ah we going with it. Tourism is a vital leg of the fragile and unbalanced two-legged economic stool. Tourists have choices of safer destinations and will choose them. The choice is ours. We can be part of the problem or part of the solution. Being part of the solution is the better choice. Nuff tark, done tark and time for action.
    • @PO (11/03/2017, 13:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      "It has a tough row to hoe to get back"....love it!
    • historybuff (11/03/2017, 21:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I did the research that was a scary incident and one of those guys ( Ishmael LaBeet) is still at large in cuba after hijacking a plane to get there
      • Labeet (14/03/2017, 09:11) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
        And what Labeet did is like a small rock stone to what them did to our people from Africa to America, to Europe, to the Caribbean and to what they are still doing now. So sometimes revenge like Labeet are worth it.
  • M & M (11/03/2017, 11:23) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    No money for crime, no money for education, no money for roads all in them thief pockets
  • Star (11/03/2017, 11:46) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Rip yes lord cover us protect us in the name of Jesus. Please let all these bad things stop in the name of Jesus. Comfort the family and friends in the name of Jesus. Please my people stop hurting one another in the name of Jesus. Love one another come together in the name of Jesus . I send a pray for everyone in Tortola lord cover us and touch us with your precious blood .Amen thank you lord thank u
  • thank you (11/03/2017, 11:50) Like (12) Dislike (20) Reply
    @Political Observer (PO), I moved here 5 years ago because on my first visit I, fell in love with the BVI. I am so sorry to say this but, I am ready to move out of Tortola. My friends and family don't want to visit because they are afraid due to the volume of crime. Some days I am paranoid to leave my home. 2 murders in one day. My condolences to both victims family and friends.
    • bb (12/03/2017, 01:36) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
      Bye!!!
    • @thank u (13/03/2017, 06:43) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
      Thank u for wanting to move here but if all u going ti do is call down the place then go....everywhere in the world has crime....but its only the caribbean countries some of u all like to lament on
      • thank you (13/03/2017, 15:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Where did you see in my comment that I called down Tortola. Please stop being so closed minded and ignorant.
  • Road Town (11/03/2017, 13:34) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    Rip ashy I saw you last night buyin burger an I leave you there to go home I not even reach up my step I hear the shots them I run back down the step an come out on the road I meet you on the ground laying ......lifeless but you see you Mr killer your time is near u can run but you can't hide you will be expose soon an very soon you is a manster
  • BVI Changing (11/03/2017, 13:42) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Always said the BVI is a criminal play ground and sure nuff they aint holding out. We got gun men shooting, pedophiles molesting boys and girls, undercover gays and lesbian, men hurting women when they give them done.Its a shame
  • commonsence (11/03/2017, 15:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    With all the parents need to do this and that He was a grown man.
  • gone to soon (11/03/2017, 15:39) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    I hope ALL voters, rich and poor, remember these crimes on election day.
  • Unbelievable (11/03/2017, 15:52) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    I can't believe the government are in charge of my tax dollars at the same time that they make me sick with crime and cut back the police budget.
  • POPE (11/03/2017, 16:46) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    the elected government on down has contempt for law and order so what you expect?
  • SMH (11/03/2017, 19:49) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    A next young man lost to gun violence and another young boy without a father smh only God knows
  • bvi (11/03/2017, 21:23) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Too bad! only the good die young!
  • sunday (11/03/2017, 22:41) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Where are the high paid uk officers?
  • Tots (11/03/2017, 23:11) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rip ash miss u boy
  • Moving out (12/03/2017, 12:15) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    Ive seen enough also. I moved here sometime ago and now think it s time to move on. friends and family scared to visit due to violence. Much lost revenue to the BVI and now im off so more lost revenue. I know sevfreal others feeling the same and will be moving out shortly. i feel so sorry for people just coming here, believing they will be living in paradise.Its ot, it s a dangerous place to live. 2 murders and and an attempt in 24 hours!!!These incidents are heard about all over and the tourist rates will decrease significantly. This place has gone to the dogs.
    • sorry @$$ (13/03/2017, 18:12) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply

      why you don't go back to your country since here so dangerous to live? why you bring your @$$ here to live if it is or was so dangerous? I can grantee that your country have more crime in it than this small place, i am certain other countries probably have more crimes than here. Don't bring your sorry @$$ here calling down this place because you already get what you came here for which is the US dollar.

  • SOB (12/03/2017, 12:45) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    The King got money to run ayo ant going catch he
  • Vg man (12/03/2017, 13:08) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    No poker run for Bongo
  • The Exorcist (12/03/2017, 13:57) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    This place always been under a dark cloud of eboah and whatever other evil primitive cult religions that came here from the continent.

    The lodge too, have their dark secrets. Tola never changed from the first days. Always been a cruel, barbaric spirit weighing down on us here.

    Blood rituals. Young men and woman selling their soul for another buck. Sad, this place is for sure a natural secret.
  • be still (12/03/2017, 21:57) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ Karma. You are so wrong. You stated "you live by the gun you die by the gun". What about the innocent people who were gunned down being in the wrong place at the wrong time? What about the innocent children caught in the line of fire? What about mistaken identity? How about being killed because someone is jealous of you? Yes, some of these people were living foul and if the shoe, let them wear it, but not in all circumstances.
  • SHAME (13/03/2017, 13:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I remember, Asburn from Isabella Morris Primary School, he was few grades behind me. He was a very quiet kid. I haven't seen him in years. It's so sad that someone took your life in their hands. I don't understand why such a small island, has all these unnecessary mureders. My heart goes out to your family. RIP
  • Gabo (13/03/2017, 18:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    R.I.P... you was a real cool dude
  • john d (13/03/2017, 20:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Even after all we've been through since the start of this administration, it's still startling the extent to which the government isn't merely malicious, it's completely incompetent. when fighting crime!!
  • Esss ohhhh beee (14/03/2017, 06:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Word is they wanted ashy to tamer with some court doc and he refused ..
  • friend (14/03/2017, 22:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My sincere condolences to his son and family may God give u the strength r.ip ashy
  • E. Leonard (15/03/2017, 08:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Two murders within 48 hours. Unprecedented and troubling for the VI.

    Not too long ago murders in the BVI were infrequent and when one did occur, it was really big and Breaking News in the community. Undoubtedly, time has changed and is changing.

    The VI transition from subsistence agriculture to a service-based economy(tourism and financial services) has contributed to its growth and development and improved its standard of living and quality of life. However, growth and development often comes with the good, the bad and ugly.

    The bad and ugly for the VI is the troubling increase of violent crimes. Violent crime poses a serious risk to the BVI’s economic and social health, i.e., standard of living and quality of life.

    As Political Observer (PO) noted, there is an all hands on deck need to arrest crime. Crime can/is adversely impacting the way of life of residents and the destination choices of visitors. It is a binary choice; it is either crime is arrested or not.

    Committing crime must come with consequences. Those accused of committing crimes should have their day in court. And the victim(s) and families of crimes must get justice. Clearly, the BVI has a crime problem. However, every problem has a cause(s) and solution(s).

    Moreover, as noted earlier people committing crimes must have their day in court and justice meted out if found guilty. On the other hand, the root cause(s) of violent crimes, particularly gun crimes, must be identified and solutions employed to root out the causes.

    Though committees are too often put in place to buy time and delay action, in this case an ad hoc committee should be considered to explore the cause of and solution to increasing violent crimes. Warmest condolence to the Dawson family.


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