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UPDATE: Deceased Fort Hill man identified as Ruel Fahie aka ‘Fahie Boy’

- VG woman identified as Edis Hazelwood Bell
The man found dead at his home in Fort Hill, Tortola, on May 16, 2020 has since been identified as well-known local Ruel Fahie aka ‘Fahie Boy’. Photo: Facebook
Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that two people have died today, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in the Virgin Islands (VI) under mysterious circumstances. Photo: Internet Source
Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that two people have died today, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in the Virgin Islands (VI) under mysterious circumstances. Photo: Internet Source
FORT HILL, Tortola, VI – The man found dead at his home in Fort Hill, Tortola, on May 16, 2020 has since been identified as well-known local Ruel Fahie aka ‘Fahie Boy’.

According to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in a press release today, May 17, 2020, at 2:29 pm on Saturday, the RVIPF received a report of an unresponsive male at his home in Fort Hill.

“Police responded and identified the deceased as Mr Ruel Fahie, a 54-year-old BVIslander. He was pronounced dead at the scene,” the press release stated.

It was also noted that investigations are ongoing in the matter.

Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines and Deputy Speaker and At Large Representative, Hon Neville A. Smith are some of the legislators who have sent out messages of condolences on social media since the passing of Mr Fahie.

VG deceased is Edis Hazelwood Bell

Meanwhile, the elderly woman who died on Virgin Gorda, also on Saturday, May 16, 2020, has been identified as Edis Hazelwood Bell.

Hazelwood Bell was found unresponsive after RVIPF officers were summoned to her home.

See previous story on May 16, 2020

Man found dead @ Fort Hill; Elderly woman dies suddenly on VG

Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that two people have died today, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in the Virgin Islands (VI). 

According to sources, officers from the Royal Virgin Islands Police force (RVIPF) are currently on the scene in Fort Hill, Tortola, where the body of a man was discovered dead.

While details of the death remain unclear, the identity of the individual is known, however, will not be released until the relatives and next of kin are notified by the RVIPF.

Second death on VG

In another sudden death, this time on Virgin Gorda, an elderly woman was found unresponsive after RVIPF officers were summoned to her home today.

Police are currently investigating the cause of both deaths.

Our news centre will bring more information once it becomes available. 

94 Responses to “UPDATE: Deceased Fort Hill man identified as Ruel Fahie aka ‘Fahie Boy’”

  • WOWW (16/05/2020, 17:40) Like (19) Dislike (10) Reply
    I don’t want to jump to know conclusions but something is wrong we have over 20 sudden deaths in all in the month of April and May. Condolences to the family
    • Stoute (16/05/2020, 17:56) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
      I fail to believe this only going on in the BVI all these deaths every week them finding someone dead in the house.
      • staff (16/05/2020, 18:20) Like (34) Dislike (10) Reply
        Hospital sending home people telling them they good. Shake my head..
        • witness (16/05/2020, 18:26) Like (10) Dislike (59) Reply
          I could attest to that them got a heep a them in there from down the island
        • @staff (16/05/2020, 19:28) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
          Not saying this is the case with the recent deaths but hospital have been doing this for decades. Happened to a family member though thankfully another hospital off-island caught it.
        • @staff (20/05/2020, 01:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          You should be a shame of yourself! Why create worry amongst the people? And If you're a staff like you claim they should fire you. Damn. Idiot! Knocking the every place that put bread in your mouth.
    • Truth alone (16/05/2020, 17:57) Like (9) Dislike (75) Reply

      If M**** aka funny man didn’t build that wall these deaths wouldn’t of been happening trust me

      • dumb a$$ (16/05/2020, 18:22) Like (44) Dislike (5) Reply

        Now is not the time for no nonsense

      • ooooo (16/05/2020, 18:25) Like (32) Dislike (3) Reply
        @Truth alone you really miss him because any least thing you calling his name.
      • voter (16/05/2020, 19:55) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        Totally Agree!! IDIOT!!!LMAO
      • Struppes (16/05/2020, 20:20) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
        You are so obviously lonely. Get over the love you lost and find a new boyfriend. You're still hurting from the breakup and you keep looking attention. Get over it boss
        • @Struppes (17/05/2020, 09:42) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
          LMAO, how it goes? You’ll never find another LOVE LIKE THE LOVE YOU LOST.
        • Agreed 100% (17/05/2020, 09:56) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
          BOBO? please stop the attention seeking. Time to move on and find another, you got tossed to the curb that’s why you are so bitter. Yes bossy, get over it. I have a recipe for SHOO FLY PIE, would you like a copy?
      • Memory (16/05/2020, 21:16) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
        His name will always be mentioned. He will not be forgotten. As it is so it will be written.
      • @Ttuth alone (16/05/2020, 21:37) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        You are one stupid Mother Flower. 12 really need to pick you up and whip your behind.
      • Memory (17/05/2020, 15:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        His name will always be mentioned. So it is so it will be written.
    • Virgin Islands (16/05/2020, 17:59) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
      We need to pray for the Virgin Islands BVI and USVI. All these sudden deaths in the BVI and all these murdering In the USVI in the month of April and May.
    • cgb (16/05/2020, 18:18) Like (9) Dislike (10) Reply
      Is the coronavirus
    • Really (16/05/2020, 18:30) Like (13) Dislike (52) Reply
      Them always announcing when persons dead we want y’all to announce when the strip clubs will reopen
      • @Really (16/05/2020, 19:31) Like (23) Dislike (4) Reply
        Try go bathe your skin. You must be want more death announcement with the club open from all that germs spreading from the sprawl outs.
      • @Really (16/05/2020, 21:30) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        The strip clubs will reopen when kitty cats is released from FUNGUS quarantine. Is that a good enough answer for your disrespectful B***h A**?
      • Burn them all down (17/05/2020, 08:29) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply

        All the strip Clubs in the BVI needs to be b*** do**, at least that would help eliminate some of the germs that strip clubs is known for. Is the pole dancers required to have a bio hazard check up every week? @Really, I agree, you need to go take a nice soak in a tub of pure lysol because I can smell the funk the dirty strippers left on you through the phone screen.

        • Big Slick Willie (17/05/2020, 23:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          @Burn Them All Down. Hey a$$h@le. Everybody has bills to pay. Actually you're either one of those idiots that stand around staring and slapping girls on the a$$ without tipping or some chick just too damn fat and/or ugly to get a job at one. Relax with the hate and criminal thoughts.
      • Obea man (17/05/2020, 19:01) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
        Strip club opening next week end the deputy spealer sa so
    • suspicious (16/05/2020, 18:31) Like (36) Dislike (4) Reply
      Things going on here the Government not being straight forward
    • True (16/05/2020, 19:03) Like (41) Dislike (6) Reply
      10 people die on average every month in the BVI year in year out no one noticed before as we were all too busy enjoying life outdoors, now we are all inside with conspiracy theories
      • @ True (16/05/2020, 19:32) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
        Not because you say it means it's true
      • Leapyear (17/05/2020, 13:41) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        As far as I could remember, there seems to be more sudden deaths in a leap year than ordinary. Think about it.
      • @True (19/05/2020, 12:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        So you trying to tell me that only these 10 ppl died and there was no one to die on the hopitals?? It is 10 + the regular amout that die in hospitals. The hospitals are not empty, so it is 10 plus the amount that died i hospitals
    • @woww (16/05/2020, 21:18) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
      This is just my personal feeling but, something is very wrong. Also, my condolences to each of their families and friends.
    • wowww (17/05/2020, 13:23) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply

      BVIHSA has lost their focus which is patient care. Their interest lies on and in other areas other than healthcare. So sad. They need to go back to the drawing board and rethink of the b!ll s**t they are doing.

      Until it them personally, they will not understand what the public is going through. Just celebrated nurses week, but we is the care? Persons do not feel safe going to Peebles, it power and position not healthcare . too many home deaths.

    • @woww (17/05/2020, 16:23) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Don’t be a fool anybody could put “sudden death“ in a headline that doesn’t mean it’s factual y’all people need to wake up and stop being deceived
    • Statistics (18/05/2020, 08:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      On average, about 9 people die per month in the territory (Average from 2000 is 105 deaths per year). Most are not publicized. I’d say 20 deaths in last 2 months is within normal. Speaks well of the response to the pandemic, when you consider that for the US, normal daily deaths number about 7,600 but the pandemic has added an average of about 3,000 more per day in last 3 months, an increase of 40%.
  • Nooo way (16/05/2020, 17:43) Like (16) Dislike (6) Reply
    Why so much certain deaths, something we don’t know happening
    • Local (16/05/2020, 17:52) Like (14) Dislike (66) Reply
      Because them island people doing witchcraft on the BVI.
      • Island Ghost (16/05/2020, 20:44) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
        You get the right. My second round is too take out all bad mind people. If you're not bad mind then you're safe. All bad mind people I taking out all of you next. Look out to see which nationality number will skyrocket.
      • @ LOCAL (16/05/2020, 22:30) Like (60) Dislike (13) Reply
        For real, the Island people is doing a lot of witchcraft in the BVI. Some say they are giving up people as sacrifices. Be careful who you live next to and who you let in your homes.
      • tell me (17/05/2020, 12:28) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
        Who like obeah and witchcraft more than the big shots and politicians in these Virgin Islands ??
      • 2017 (19/05/2020, 09:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Some very superstitious people on these comments. Someone put up some wooden cats and parrots on the lampposts and people said it’s witchcraft and Obeah because the hurricanes came after
    • Agree (16/05/2020, 17:54) Like (7) Dislike (48) Reply
      YESSS!!! Them island people have something to do with all these deaths here I don’t trust them as far as I could throw them
      • ? (16/05/2020, 20:44) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
        AGREE YOU ARE REALLY A MOMO YOU NEED TO SHUT UP AND FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO SAY GOSH !!
    • church (16/05/2020, 18:27) Like (8) Dislike (22) Reply
      Is 5G and the government fault too for having us on curfew stressing out people
      • MY OPINION (17/05/2020, 16:34) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
        We have 5G and internet so crappy? On a real note every dumba** conspiracy ayo see online you run with think for yourself!!! After Irma and Maria people were dropping like flies. My opinion it is financial stress that killing people
    • lodger (16/05/2020, 20:11) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      All death is CERTAIN! Yours and mine and everyone elses. Of course ours may not be so SUDDEN!
      • Absolutely not (17/05/2020, 05:58) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
        your lodge brain frozen ohhh wha speak for yourself. your death maybe certain but I intend to walk outta here
  • Geez um (16/05/2020, 17:45) Like (14) Dislike (6) Reply
    I hope all these sudden deaths being tested cause this is unbelievable
  • This is not goid (16/05/2020, 17:45) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    Coronavirus ? Lawd it reach vg too
    • facts (16/05/2020, 18:32) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
      It been vg
      • @facts (16/05/2020, 22:21) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        The virus is all over Tortola and the sister Islands. Hard to say but, don’t think you are safe because
        you live on one of the sister Islands.
  • Iris (16/05/2020, 17:46) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    All these deaths is just a reminder of after the hurricanes 2017
  • Eh eh (16/05/2020, 17:47) Like (11) Dislike (8) Reply
    These people don’t hear stay indoors
  • Thinking (16/05/2020, 17:47) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    I wonder if these people grieving because of what’s going on here and around the world
  • crazy (16/05/2020, 17:49) Like (25) Dislike (1) Reply
    Something is going on oh lord cover us.
  • DISTRICT 6 (16/05/2020, 17:51) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    The male who died from here from district 6. That’s like the 6 death in district 6 and over 22 deaths so far within 2 months
  • Truth (16/05/2020, 17:58) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
    the whole-truth surrounding these death will come directly from the lips of the family members
  • Hmmm (16/05/2020, 18:00) Like (15) Dislike (6) Reply
    The ending time is near
  • po (16/05/2020, 18:17) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    Just like Irma did.....
  • Anegadian (16/05/2020, 18:33) Like (12) Dislike (16) Reply
    If ayoo tolians didn’t let in that man here with the virus we wouldn’t of been in lockdown and the people wouldn’t of been grieving
  • st (16/05/2020, 18:39) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    for those who are no local ... can you share what happened after Irma? is this crime relater or financial hardship translated to people taking their own life?

    what it the normal rate?
  • @therealdonald (16/05/2020, 19:06) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    We need to stop people dying. Make the BVI great again, and stop dying in 2021.
  • Oh My (16/05/2020, 19:11) Like (12) Dislike (30) Reply
    It should’ve been my ungrateful wife instead.
  • Jaigon (16/05/2020, 19:30) Like (33) Dislike (1) Reply
    Stress is a silent killer, a lot of people are stress out and most of these deaths are people with some pre-existing conditions. Not because Covid is around that these deaths are related to it. It is not unusual for sudden deaths to occur in these islands. There are certain times when you will find a lot of people dying and other times when you will hardly hear of any deaths. After the 2017 hurricane a lot of people died of stress.
  • U stress (16/05/2020, 19:42) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    Stress and sudden change of things exactly
  • Easy (16/05/2020, 19:55) Like (24) Dislike (8) Reply
    Lockdown is WORST than COVID! The economic/stress virus will be 100 times worst than this virus. Stay tuned!

    Condolences to the families of the deceased.
    • wise up (16/05/2020, 20:30) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
      U sound so stupid the place had to be lockdown to stop the spread, guess u prefer money over life Government doing there best and we must acknowledge that as nation.
      • @Wise (17/05/2020, 08:11) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
        So you really think that keeping people at home 24/7 is a good strategy for dealing with what is essentially a very bad flu virus which most people will recover from easily? You must love the smell of sheep!!
      • Money or life (17/05/2020, 16:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Money or life? 10 TIMES the number of people have now died in the BVI in the past month from other causes than have died of Covid. This IS about life. Unless you're saying their lives didn't matter because they didn't die of Covid?
  • VG (16/05/2020, 20:17) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ This is not gold....... I rebuke that in Jesus name... the senior vg was sick for years.
  • I told you (16/05/2020, 20:49) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Only now we will have sudden death the after math ive been saying that in my post
    The new is not a easy road for many
    Premier act fast !
  • foy boy (16/05/2020, 21:08) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    "poor mankind"
  • British Citizen (16/05/2020, 21:15) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Condolences to all the families it's saddened.
    It's time we have autopsy put back in place. And the government need to see this done... family members have a right for an autopsy, as to the cause of death of there love one's. And no more word of mouth from anyone.
  • trust (16/05/2020, 21:35) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hope they didn’t had the corona else we in problems people.
  • We in Trouble. New study (17/05/2020, 02:57) Like (3) Dislike (12) Reply
    A new study shows that the lock down, the masks, the fear have killed more people than the virus...Here are their reasons..1/ Increased of stress levels..2/ Fear, People are afraid to seek medical care when they are not feeling good...3/ The lock down the covering up of Mouth causes the restriction of natural oxygen the body needs and the none exposure to sunlight to the skin Lungs through the nose and mouth, which is a high grade Viatmin D that fights the virus off....Washing of hands regularly is the healthiest way to live a normal life..The virus mostly transmitted through touching ....Drop lets never travel 6ft the most it travels is 3ft and thats with a sneeze. Once cover nose when sneezing drop lets dont travel.. So Stay healthy.. wash your hands regularly and get some sunlight daily....No need for masks and lockdown
    • @ We in Trouble. New study (17/05/2020, 08:46) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Talking Can Generate Coronavirus Droplets That Linger Up to 14 Minutes

      A new study shows how respiratory droplets produced during normal conversation may be just as important in transmitting disease, especially indoors.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/14/health/coronavirus-infections.html
    • yoyo (17/05/2020, 16:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Post your link support, if no you are a crap
  • my (17/05/2020, 05:28) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ witness keep on with u foolishness u will regret it one day u better repent u see what going on remember there is no repentance in d grave so u go ahead with your stupidness me ah warn you
  • Need a new Governor (17/05/2020, 06:17) Like (2) Dislike (19) Reply
    We need a new Governor asap. He is useless and his office too. More will die and suffer. Even more hurricanes now. Hope he leaves immediately.
    • @ need a new Governor (17/05/2020, 07:45) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      Why u don't apply for the position??
    • @need a news Governor (17/05/2020, 12:49) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      You have just been crowned the world's most stupidess (I know there is no such word ) blogger.
    • Editing needed (17/05/2020, 16:33) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      What the F the governor have to do with natural deaths??
  • Paranoia1 (17/05/2020, 12:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    All these Fake News Pundits .. Are creating Stress and MASS Hysteria..IMAGINE : Every body and their Cousin giving advice to Misinformed Persons and claiming God is in control...In a Christian Community rather than thinking of an Scientific Solution this will be blamed on the Scapegoat Devil..The Mind actually has the ability to cause fear and anxiety and disillusionment to cause Stroke and other causative of so called Natural Death..
  • Big Slick Willie (17/05/2020, 13:19) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Seriously though. Shouldn't they be getting some REAL investigators in Tortola before this really gets stupid?
  • 6th (17/05/2020, 15:59) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Stop spread wrong news about carona deaths. Ruel was in bad health for years.
  • v (17/05/2020, 17:04) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who would agree with me that when you want to see how stupid people are, just log in to these comments section.
  • island man (17/05/2020, 18:30) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    R.I.P my friend
  • vincy (17/05/2020, 22:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now that you let me know that the young Man is local, where is the Woman from. ?
  • prayers (19/05/2020, 19:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My condolences go out to the family especially his son D and his sister M.
    May you find strength and comfort in God. May he Rest In Peace.


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