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UPDATE: Frankie J. Fahie identified as shooting victim

Frankie J. Fahie has been identified as the man fatally shot in Long Look last night, January 7, 2017. Photo: Facebook
A businessman has died after being shot during a robbery in Long Look last evening, January 6, 2017. Photo: Internet Source
A businessman has died after being shot during a robbery in Long Look last evening, January 6, 2017. Photo: Internet Source
LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- After our newsroom has been satisfied that the ‘next of kin’ were advised, we can confirm that the businessman and bar owner shot last night January 6, 2017 in Long Look is indigenous Virgin Islander Mr Frankie J. Fahie.

Mr Fahie, who lived for years on Zion Hill, was a resident of Long Trench, on the main island of Tortola, at the time of his death.

The deceased was reportedly operating a bar in the Long Look area and was robbed by a gunman. It is unclear if there were accomplices. It is also reported that a patron of the bar was also robbed of cash.

Mr Fahie, who is also a fisherman, was rushed to Peebles Hospital, the main public medical facility in Road Town; however it is reported that he died in surgery.

He is survived by his wife and five children, four daughters and one son.

This is the first homicide for 2017 as crime in the Virgin Islands continues to skyrocket, particularly gun crime.

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

See previous story published Janaury 7, 2017

Man fatally shot in alleged Long Look robbery

A man was reportedly shot during a robbery in Long Look on the main island of Tortola last night, January 6, 2017.

Reports are that the man was rushed to Peebles Hospital for surgery but succumbed to his injuries.

The fatal shooting and robbery reportedly took place at a bar.

Virgin Islands News Online has the name of the individual shot and killed but will withhold it at this time.

We will bring more details as they become available.

132 Responses to “UPDATE: Frankie J. Fahie identified as shooting victim”

  • dog (07/01/2017, 07:27) Like (96) Dislike (27) Reply
    now now now its time or the UK to take over the BVI
    • Foolish (07/01/2017, 07:49) Like (25) Dislike (19) Reply
      Is this our answer everytime something adverse haopens in the VI now. Weak minded let's move forward and all help to strengthen our VI for the better. Realize that a lot of bloggers point out the problems but cannot and do not provide solutions to help solve the problems. We are the people to solve our problems not everyone else. Please let's get back to being resilient BVIslanders not weak minded followers
      • new (07/01/2017, 08:30) Like (28) Dislike (1) Reply
        The idea that the BVI can sort their own problems is a joke. Things have gotten worse year on year. something radical needs to happen. Yes even UK as a consideration. This will give yet again even more reason to fund our local police who are struggling with numbers, equipment and experience. The Government needs to allow them to work the way other forces do not take away their funding and expect them to function effectively with what they have
        • Come on (07/01/2017, 10:57) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
          • @Come on (07/01/2017, 13:03) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
            Who else should we look up to? Put a government in that we can truly trust and look up to. We are the jurors just get rid of them and put a real Government in that's all. They've done enough of nothing and waste case close.
        • Opinion (07/01/2017, 13:50) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
          Let me ask a question at the end of the day who is the government. Aren't we the people part of the Government. We forget the power we have a united people our problem is we are sadly divided.
      • ndp (07/01/2017, 09:43) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
        Now now now....The people of the BVI need to stop with this have been YEARSSSSS now that we have allowed the people of the BVI to deal with the solvingof crimes and it seem as though this is not working...if the people of the bvi is so freaking blind that they can not see that we need the help to solve these crimes something is wrong with the water in the bvi that you'll drinking *Crazy*....The people of the BVI pride will kill them before seeking help and yet it still would not be solved.! Ps. Just so you know we can not do this alone.
    • The watchman (07/01/2017, 07:53) Like (18) Dislike (11) Reply
      Lets be real! The youths following our leaders!!! The people of the BVI know how to solve this problem but our emprorish mentallity is hilding us back.
    • Really (07/01/2017, 08:23) Like (12) Dislike (8) Reply

      Y the UK need take over ....the cope was rite in the area and did noting but UK them have crime so stop talk $%^&

    • the rock (07/01/2017, 10:19) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      Stop talking crap but uk taking over the bvi, its time the bvi take over the damn bvi, long look is out of hand now, people of that district enough is enough man, how much more u all are going to let go on up there, hon pickering its time for u to show leadership, what are u waiting for?, do you need an invitation!, the men of the district, what are you all waiting for?
      • the rock's revenge (07/01/2017, 14:58) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply
        "people of that district, enough is enough, how much more u all going to let go on up there?" stay where the hell you is with that statement . what do you want the innocent people who live in the area to do? explain to me.
    • No so fast (07/01/2017, 10:34) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      Not take over, but assist in a tangible manner ime
    • Way forward (07/01/2017, 10:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am with you 100 percent
    • Inez (07/01/2017, 11:30) Like (11) Dislike (14) Reply
      The UK has over 1583 unsolved murders compared to our 25. Now if you bring in the UK they will have 1608 murders including ours. So if they can solve theirs in the UK without taking over the BVI, then I would say okay. But bringing them here would surely mean giving up so much of our freedom, no more enjoying island and believe it or not, Apartheid. Do you really want to bring them in?????
      • IJS (07/01/2017, 13:32) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
        In comparison to their population and ours... we need to get it under control. They have millions of people and if the can't solve 1600 crimes out of 10000 that's acceptable. We are a small community and matters are getting out of hand. 25 out of 100 is still a lot more than we can allow. These figures aren't accurate but that's my estimate. We cannot compare our small communities with their large metropolises. We should reflect on what we have experienced with our leaders and understand that changes need to be made. Maybe not as drastic as making the U.K. take over but something needs to be done.
      • duh (07/01/2017, 14:15) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        The UK has a way higher population than we do so of course they'll ve higher number use your brain lmao
    • John (07/01/2017, 15:46) Like (19) Dislike (12) Reply
      You negos love to have the White man come to save you uh? It's that Jesus Christ complex. Pullyour skirt up and get to work. We as a community can solve our own problems.
      • @ John (07/01/2017, 18:54) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
        You are a fool
      • John (07/01/2017, 20:48) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
        Why are you using the name John? You are just trying to confuse readers because you don't like many of the things I say. The problem is that the government won't let the qualified immigration officers do their job and allow any and everyone to come here and stay indefinitely whether they are working or not. This government is actually trying to put all these people on the fast track to naturalization.
        • Really (08/01/2017, 08:52) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
          You are a real fool !!!
          it's our own people committing these crimes.
          Talking crap bout let immigration do work
          U need to SHUT UP AND GO SIT DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • please (08/01/2017, 09:03) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      The governor, commissioner of police and prison warden are all UK reps so what is your point?
    • Hearpiss (09/01/2017, 09:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why should the UK take over BVI? Looking at your name "dog" one may understand that your marbles have been rolling over the place. Every time something happens, to hear people call for the hand of the slave master upon us is frightening and worrisome. The same people that kept our forefathers in bondage, you are requesting for them to return? You still believe they are our answer or saviour? Well, know your history before you start to wish piss on our beloved Virgin Islands.
  • K (07/01/2017, 07:28) Like (24) Dislike (3) Reply
    I hope it's the Robber got shot.
  • YOLO (07/01/2017, 07:36) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wow there is a lot off punks with guns bunch of looser on the island settle your disputed with a old fashion A$$ whopping. Or you are a coward
  • ...... (07/01/2017, 07:46) Like (38) Dislike (1) Reply
    Guess we going for a record this year. Early start. We're going toe to toe with St. Thomas now and even ahead of St. Croix. Long Look clearly has some kinda curse on it. It's officially the hood of the Virgin Islands (BVI). I think it's time for the rep for the 7th to break his silence on rampant crime in his district and start working with the community to come up with some solutions. This is ridiculous now.
    • Sad but True (07/01/2017, 09:16) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      However, when they begin to round them up we would all see that they are not Long Lookians. It got to be cowards living in the area though. Beef up security in Long Look Commissioner.
    • @...... (07/01/2017, 09:47) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      If you comparing us to St. Croix then it is bad. It's too late to break silence. Forget the johnny come lately bribing the people save the day mentality. Enough, we need better representatives!
      • crucian (07/01/2017, 11:08) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        @@..... You try keep off St. Croix when St. Thomas under a state of lawlessness and which seems now to be coming our way. Gun violence is a serious pandemic which requires successful implementation and execution by those in authority. Do like St.Croix and fire them and put leaders who are amongst the street and citizens every night. This is our home and we need to stand up and let our viuces be heard! Enough is enough!
    • long look (07/01/2017, 09:57) Like (19) Dislike (6) Reply
      My deepest condolence to the Family and Friends of MR. Fahie, he was a good man. But on another note persons writing the news need to learn that the East End and Long Look community is made up of many smaller areas that are all named so saying east end or long look whenever a crime happens paint a horrible picture in the eyes of the wider community.Senseless violence anywhere in the BVI should not be tolerated. Condolence once again to the Family
  • to K (07/01/2017, 07:50) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Boy sad to say, but it's not robbed. Condolences to the family of the victim.
  • Caption said (07/01/2017, 08:01) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Businessman was killed and I am certain if it was the other way around the business man would have been punished by the authorities,sooner rather than later things gonna get out of hand and many gonna retaliate.This want more than prayer this want divine intervention.Anyway one day all this and more will come to an end.BVI you are not alone as it seems as world war 3 is upon us and it at that time God will appear.Father Lord help us all.
  • sadden (07/01/2017, 08:10) Like (34) Dislike (0) Reply
    My condolences to the family of the bar owner. No one should have to work hard only for some punk to come along and not just try to steal their earnings but also take a life.
  • under NDP (07/01/2017, 08:36) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bvi gone mad
    • Hmmm (07/01/2017, 09:25) Like (4) Dislike (15) Reply
      I guess the man who shot the people in fort lauderdale yesterday this is also NDP fault to. Just Silly.
  • Tolan (07/01/2017, 08:40) Like (23) Dislike (8) Reply
    Those robbers does be liming rite beside the police station east end by the hair store a set of idle teenagers rite there late at night.
    • nonsense (07/01/2017, 10:56) Like (6) Dislike (14) Reply
      Stop your nonsense because I lime there an I am neither a teenage or a robber. Therefore I implore you to don't just jump on a key board and speak idle talk without any factual evidence to back up your false claims. Thank you
      • Cxxxx (07/01/2017, 23:53) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
        You need to take your A:: home and go read a book. Talking that S:;t about you lime there.
    • Exactly (07/01/2017, 14:02) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      They sit there and plot who the next victim is going to be. As far as I am concern, take a fire gun and set them all on fire.
    • rt (07/01/2017, 17:49) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Set of bums
  • crazy (07/01/2017, 08:52) Like (33) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is what happens when the so called authorities ignore the fact that the BVI has a MAJOR crime problem/
    On any given day you can see punks breaking the law with absolutely no consequences, I see scooter riders with no helmets, running red lights in broad daylight, I even see them now texting while on the scooters and the police do nothing.If criminals know they will not be punished they will get emboldened and do more serious crimes such as armed robberies. How many murders are UNSOLVED in the BVI, its a disgrace. Its almost like the police have no idea what they are doing.
  • Hmmmm..... (07/01/2017, 09:00) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    This is sad. It will only continue until those who know what is happening and who these little ignorant set of thugs are, start talking. It will never change until we get together as a community and put a stop to it.
    Business owners try to get a firearm to protect themselves and have to go through so much red tape, most times being denied while these crazy little idiots out there thinking they are the baddest things around. Hiding behind a gun and still a set of cowards!!!!
  • sorry (07/01/2017, 09:03) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
    I feel bad for the family of the deceased, but the white man came and say people need to buy dogs to protect themselves. This is the most foolish statement I have ever heard in my life. And then with such a statement what are the police going to be doing. Commissioner I thought you were different but you are just like the rest
    • Online Now (07/01/2017, 10:02) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
      It certainly sounds like the "white man" is responsible for all these crimes. Perhaps he is the one who needs to be snitched on and not the person holding the gun! Time to look inwards if you want proper answers and solutions!
      • @ Online Now (07/01/2017, 10:24) Like (1) Dislike (9) Reply
        This racist punk what about slavery
        • Online Now (07/01/2017, 11:27) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
          The commissioner must be really old if he was also responsible for that!
      • Chip (07/01/2017, 11:01) Like (27) Dislike (2) Reply
        bULL S --T , get over your racist self, not white person has been involved in gun crime robberies ever in the BVI its our own blacks doing all the crime, until you understand that it wont get any better, get rid of that chip on your shoulder.
      • Disgrace (07/01/2017, 11:34) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
        You are a disgrace and a racist. explain your rubbish talk.
    • Forde (07/01/2017, 10:03) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
      If you don't want to buy a dog then stay there. The commissioner sees the problem. It starts with us who like to cover up everything so we need dogs to protect ourselves since all you ain't talking. Some all you well know you family involve in things from the east politician go straight down the line. It's like drugs and guns not a crime. Even ones in big custom and immigration jobs all you continue playing with man life.
      • Wendy (07/01/2017, 10:32) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
        They might shoot the dog too. SMH. Just sad.
      • Really (07/01/2017, 18:25) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        How can you buy a dog to protect you when those criminals are poisoning the dogs. Commissioner you did not think this one through properly did you? Or your staff holding back they know that ask them.
  • weed (07/01/2017, 09:20) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    OMG I know him
  • Saddened (07/01/2017, 09:27) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is so sad and senseless. Sincerest condolences to the loved ones.

    In my humble opinion, it is time for the hunted to become the hunter.
  • Amazed (07/01/2017, 09:28) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    This happened next to the home of the Rep for the 7th who is doing absolutely to fight crimes in his district. Rather than being up and down with his rich white friends he needs to visit the community a lil bit more and try come up with some solutions. If no one is counting for the past couple of robberies they happened right there in this district, so who want to catch feelings let them. The buck stops with him.
    • thank you (07/01/2017, 15:03) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply

      Thank You !!! Someone finally see that kedrick pickering is a good for nothing sel##$% @$$$ man. you only see him through the area when election is coming up. after that he is gone! he does nothing for the district. so I don't see why people continue to vote for the j@##$%&

      • Hmmmm..... (07/01/2017, 19:37) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
        @thank you
        If I may ask, what is Hon Pickering supposed to do about the crime? The very family members of these criminals must know what they are doing and they aren't saying anything. So Hon Pickering is a mind reader now to go out in his community and read minds to identify the thugs?
        Come on, we as a community need to step up and stop blaming everyone else.
  • hm (07/01/2017, 09:33) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    If dem kno wa good for dem dem goin go away for a couple years... u cud tell dem ain know da links this man gah behind him
  • All ayo (07/01/2017, 09:38) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    If the police can't get them handle robbers somebody will just wait on it cause it coming soon or later cause this got to stop sh!t man! Go look work people work hard for wtf them got you could do the same sh!t my God!
  • Kim (07/01/2017, 09:40) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Really how can the police do anything they first need to give the police officers gun.if I m a police officer n I see a robbery those guys have gun n I don't what should I do not hide behind a three
    • about time (07/01/2017, 23:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      ARM THE POLICE. Are they suppose to counter the killers with a Night Stick? Since there is no fire power for the Police, they are right to sit back. Things are different in the BVI now. TIME FOR THE POLICE TO POP THOSE KILLERS ON THE LOOSE. YES, your kin folks that are terrorizing the country. Time for the Police to legally POP them off. Darn right I said it.
  • reality (07/01/2017, 10:02) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    For the recird---the UK is busy trying to handle its own crimes and unsolved murders. The community needs to put fear aside and stop allowing a few bad eggs to hold the territory at bay. If you're afraid to speak up or stand up today, you may be the one who is on the receiving end tomorrow. Know that.
  • cay (07/01/2017, 10:03) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    St thomas has 2 and bvi has 1 what ah ting
    • Correction (07/01/2017, 16:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You mean St. Thomas has two and Tortola has one. The rest of the BVI has not recorded a murder for a few years now. If you are going to compare you should say USVI - 2, BVI - 1. By the end of the year they will be well ahead of us but I get your point...
  • Sigh (07/01/2017, 10:05) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    dogs are a brilliant idea ppl act differently when dogs are present but please stick to the topic at hand this foolishness has to stop
  • Vigilante Justice (07/01/2017, 10:22) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    These Vampires plot by day to go and rob hardworking innocent folks by night. Their intention is to take your hard earn money and spill your blood. The politicians would end up going to the prisons posing and taking selfies with lifers and say they aren't criminals.
  • ccc (07/01/2017, 10:23) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
    Now that a full blood local got shot let me see what the ndp going do
  • Fam (07/01/2017, 10:28) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    Frankie you did not deserve this
  • friend (07/01/2017, 10:29) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Kathy debbie lau Jr. Allison Ma, sheryl nadia jermaine my condolences. This is F right up. And i know this aint done. Rest in peace franky.

  • Samuel L Jackson (07/01/2017, 10:29) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    Enough is enough I've had it with these mfing guns in these mfing streets
  • fed up of being fed up (07/01/2017, 10:31) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    The representative for that district busy saving the sharks while the people in his district are being shot and robbed
  • Vigilante (07/01/2017, 10:34) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    people it is time that we take matters in our hand because the NDP want us to pray and the police chief wants us to purchase dogs
  • The ape (07/01/2017, 10:37) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    They need to put the big ape out on the street where she in charge of to help stop this crap. Rather than her big sloopy as# up and down harrasing decent people.
  • SMH (07/01/2017, 10:40) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    we have to figure out how they are getting these guns in
  • farmer brown (07/01/2017, 10:45) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    The gun man them not playing
  • Westside (07/01/2017, 10:52) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    Them cowards goin pay, this is war !
  • lllllllllllll (07/01/2017, 11:02) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
  • g (07/01/2017, 11:03) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    My deepest condolences to Frankie's family. I've known him for years while he was employed at Smith's Ferry. Was always mad cool. Such a senseless crime. May we rally together, and take our communities back. Somebody knows who did it.
  • Distractions (07/01/2017, 11:29) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Frankie was a very brave fellow who always said i am not afraid to die....
    I knew of him personally and even with a gun in his face this fellow would put up a fight.
    And yet the talk is: It is better to be an alive Coward than and Dead Hero.
    who is the winner in such an argument???????
  • bojan (07/01/2017, 11:38) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    All this shooting get worse since they tell people bring in their Guns no questions ask now the Bandits laughing at them fools for they know the people not packing so its easy for them going robbing
  • Vigilante (07/01/2017, 12:06) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fellow B.V.I Islanders it is with a sad heart I declare that our territory has reached a terrible chapter. Murders, robberies and other heinous acts have become a norm in our society. Today a mother,father, son, daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, wife, friend is mourning the death of their loved one. Today a mother, father,friend, probably a sister, son, cousin, niece, nephew, a daughter have become the relative of a murderer. He may have slept in your bed last night, ate at your table probably you know who he is. To the murderer, you may be frighten, or you will bragg about it your time will come. You will walk around for the rest of your life looking over your shoulder, drowning your guilt with drink or drug. Franklin's death may not be solved but you will be punished. Everyone knows him. He was loud but meant nothing. Criticizing the Government and Police maybe the right thing to do and some of you are just waiting for occasions like these to bloggi negative things but the question is if you know who killed Frankie is one of our own will you say something or will you find some excuse and blame someone for your fear on coming forward?. To our elected members why are you not coming out in public and speaking out against these crimes? Are you too scared to lead from the front?
  • stop complaining (07/01/2017, 12:16) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its simple. People only look out for themselves and not the community. The fool that did this need to be hunted down and killed. Let him go join his homies in hell. Stop calling for calm and call for total violence against these jackasses. All playing gang and being a vagrant on thebstreets need to be picked up and logged for prints, dna etc... . Wether live in STT or other, hunt them down. People call in a cleaner and hunt down the wanna be gangs. Thats the only way.
  • solution (07/01/2017, 12:27) Like (3) Dislike (10) Reply
    Legalize big bikes
  • guns kill ppl so legalize it see wa happen (07/01/2017, 12:32) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
    everybody i kno tha get kill from a gun had a gun on them it didnt save them. real ppl kno guns dont save lives. i live in america u dont even need a gun liscence to buy a gun and guess what? ppl still die with their guns. if u legalize guns everybody going to be shooting and all kind of innocent ppl going to get hit. plus wherever dont have gun laws tortola gangsta gon export them over there dont believe me? then tell me how tortola tackling importation of illegal guns, i'll wait for your answer. you want a solution to your problems tortola? pick up the slack kno that your country corrupt from top to bottom, all them idle hands need WORK!! plain and simple but u dont support your own. give the youths more opportunities. i kno young men that used to work for a statutory body in government and got past on over nepotism, favoritism and sexism. aint no guns gon help this crime wave jus cause more death. new government, new laws BETTER police patrol and more job opportunities. Go ahead and arm everybody let the blood bath begin down there man. Tortola ppl i feel sorry for all u and the country.
  • @vigilante (07/01/2017, 12:33) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    I have your answer. It's not that politicians in the east are scared. It's just that they will be contradicting themselves and family. We small it's kind of hard to escape not having criminal family and friends. Also, it's our fault in the shady persons we choose to represent us. We didn't do our homework. Like any job interview, you check the persons qualification, experience and pry in their history as much as possible. Crime has taken over big time. Get rid of all those representatives in the east and Belle Vue and fire the lazy policemen assigned there too.
  • mike mathew (07/01/2017, 12:38) Like (0) Dislike (14) Reply
    Ha ha i hope frankie had a dog in his shop
  • This one is on the police (07/01/2017, 12:41) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
    Thus one is on the Police. They have to be responsible.. I've read blogg after bloggs
    suggestions after suggestions of how to Police lonf look area... One the suggestion I read a few months ago that I like is putting a Police century post in the area.. With all those shootings the police has done nothing pro active... Hate to blame the Police. How else can I look at it ?
  • ndp (07/01/2017, 12:44) Like (61) Dislike (5) Reply
    kedrick need to start fighting crime in his district instead of fighting myron for power
  • plain and simple (07/01/2017, 14:11) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is time to call in the phantom cleaner to track down the robbers and gun men and wipe them off the streets.
    • Phantom (07/01/2017, 19:12) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      We don't clean for know one but or self we not in to that ..... But and only but if we have to ......nuff side empire 8 out
      • Real Phantom (07/01/2017, 20:56) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Son, the real Phantom works alone and is never seen. He only comes out of his lair to survey what is going on.
  • Time to make a deal.. (07/01/2017, 14:20) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    The BVI need to make some type of deal with the US to send in some cops from the US for at least a year to help reel in these robbers and killers. US cops is not afraid to go toe to toe with the parisites here who think they are bad.
  • tola (07/01/2017, 14:42) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Moon run until day light catch you
  • Sue (07/01/2017, 14:47) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    Government needs to put a curfew on these young man people let us pray seriously
  • district 7 (07/01/2017, 15:00) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hon. Pickering isn't doing a damn thing for all the crimes that have happened in Long Look since it all began. Let's see what he'll do for this one. Oh wait nothing. Good for nothing ass I hope he sees this
  • SMH (07/01/2017, 15:10) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where os gov and police chief
  • Liat 521 (07/01/2017, 15:29) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just got off my flight so sad to read this RIP FRANKIE
  • Andrew Cox Sr (07/01/2017, 15:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is the height of F*c$.......
  • jack (07/01/2017, 15:37) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Crime gone up with ndp and job gone down
  • Really (07/01/2017, 15:42) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Solution call trump and get authorization to drop the atomic bomb inthe area bam sticket gone problem solved
  • de silent one (07/01/2017, 15:47) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    My deepest condolences goes out to his entire family on his untimely and senseless passing. That particular area seems to have gotten very active over the past few weeks with gun related matters. Some of these incident in the East End area is the lack of proper policing and their presence. Each shift that take up duty in that station find themselves in Road Town 3-4 times during their shift of eight hours. Those times can be better spent in their district, getting to know the people better and build a relationship. How much more and for how much longer would these intolerable behavior continue.
  • Hmm (07/01/2017, 16:01) Like (51) Dislike (0) Reply
    Too many nuisance with guns. Time to bring back the death penalty
  • Humble and Wise (07/01/2017, 16:47) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is about time these business people petition to be armed It is high time for them to be armed for years these people are being harmed now the getting killed its about time they be legally armed or arm themselves this is not getting out of hand its far beyond that now and I think that's the solution to that problem
  • Looking In (07/01/2017, 17:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sometimes I wonder if some of you are for real with the stupid comments. Where are the parents of these kids. The government is not doing enough for this island. I can't believe that all those cops who are patrolling don't have weapons. If I were them, I won't want to be doing that job. I love tortola because I was born there but there are still too many ignorant people around and in government for things to be better.
  • Belonger With A Broader Perspective (07/01/2017, 17:10) Like (3) Dislike (12) Reply
    Really??????? Long Look is the hood of the BVI ... That's a real joke LOL What the hell you know about hood? It's more places in the BVI rundown than Long Look. Shut ya mutha$#&+! Please IDIOT who points the finger at those teenagers DON'T! Do you have proof? Next thing you know someone sees them and kill them because of what you said. Shut ya muths$#@!+ before you get you or someone else popped.
  • Equalizer (07/01/2017, 17:51) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
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    Maybe the dead bar owner should have taken the police commissioners advice and should have bought a dog.

    He might have lived to tell the tale oh my god wait dogs don’t shoot back.
  • old (07/01/2017, 19:54) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ndp on the gun man them is the same thing all they do talk and robber our tax pays money
  • Sicko (07/01/2017, 20:33) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    why are so many police officers outthere doing security works in the business places and spending so little time on the beats. lets pay them good and have them policing as they are. supposed to be doing.
    lets. start. the night time stop and search program again and catch them off guard.
  • Anonymous (07/01/2017, 21:45) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Gone to soon
  • tola (07/01/2017, 21:52) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    @SICKO I agree with you too much police officers doing security work they need to be out here dealing with these crimes.
    • and (08/01/2017, 10:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      There is nothing wrong with a police office moonlighting working security on his/her day off. My brother is a police officer in Texas and he does Security on his days off. Maybe if all Police officers were allow to carry a service revolver at all times the robbers would take heed.
  • Jomo (07/01/2017, 22:17) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    I have a bar and let me tell you the true tell the next robber come and robber me thing to talk
  • watch out (08/01/2017, 00:08) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    To the person who did this, I hope you are shaking with worry wondering about what you did. Even if you catch a flight off this Island, Karma is going to find you. Boy, you just don't understand what you did. You target the WRONG person. You better look over your shoulder every time you step outside.Boy, you are going to get got. You violated when you mess with that man. Boy, some things were ment to be left alone. All you had to do was asked. Boy, you are a D... Man W...Ing.

  • stx says (08/01/2017, 02:17) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ayo need to find dem n tek dem out. Kedrick pah u deh? Blood running in u streets!
  • But wait (08/01/2017, 05:20) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    But wait this shooting happened less than 150feet from the ministers front door and up to now not a word u killing innocent chicken ,u impounding people's cows u saving the Sharks that's going to attack our people very soon and now u protecting the robber men who shooting and killing innocent people u all can say what u want because if u were not protecting them u would have run to the air wave and said something about the problems we are facing here in this country just the same way u run to St Maarten with Bronson and was fighting to save sharks look at the price of shark meat in the us per pound over $17.00 per pound but here we have to save the Sharks and die but look at the pattern of the killings they are I your door steps next put a Shark to protect your self from the robber man now
  • V G (08/01/2017, 06:06) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is SAD
    Prayers go out to the family at this time
    I met Frankie back in the 70 s always a loud mouth but NO trouble
    Padna who ever you are ; we know this was an accident , You didnt mean to kill Frankie ; Turn yourself in to the cops please and let the HEALING process begin .
    I know his family will forgive you : Give them some closure and put your mind at ease . It was an accident , things go wrong some times
    Be the BIG MAN Come forward
    • accident ? (08/01/2017, 11:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      He accidentally had a gun, pointed it and fired it. This was no accident
    • concerned citizen (08/01/2017, 15:41) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      I could understand that u want to encourage the robber to turn himself/herself in, but that was no accident. That person left with a gun and had the intentions of performing a robbery. In addition, that particular bar was probably the target. The reason why the person had the gun was to destroy anything or anyone that would prevent them from getting what they wanted. No one knows whether it was a male or female.
  • i from here (08/01/2017, 09:31) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    Start hiring locals to be police officers stop putting thier applications under the rug Fire these down island police officers they don't care about us all they care about is a pay cheque robber man stop robbing poor people gangster don't rob and kill poor people
  • mi (08/01/2017, 14:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    U just did
  • concerned citizen (08/01/2017, 15:23) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is a shame that all of these robberies and murders are unsolved in the BVI. The Government is to blame because they are the head of the country and need to focus on its priority. These crimes are going on for a very long time and nothing has been done about the situation. I will agree that the police need an upgrade of protection. Crimes are happening everywhere, however' There seems to be nothing done about the ones happening in the BVI. There must also be trust between the police and the community. Sometimes people may know or see what happened and is afraid to come forward. Who is going to protect them when they speak out. There is no proper technology to handle these crimes. All it takes to catch these criminal is proper screening at the crime scene in addition to an updated database of past and present criminals. The police are encountering criminals with guns and it is not fair that they are unprotected. This addition of protection could be a negative and also a positive. Guns may be fired unnecessarily causing wrongful death by police officers as well. It is time for the government to take their stand and protect the country. It is a very painful thing for someone to rob a person of their labour. In addition, its worse when their lives are being taken from their family. Also, these things are all signs of the coming of Jesus Christ The bible says that in the last days men's heart will be wicked and evil. The only thing I can say to everyone is that "prepare your souls to meet Jesus, and in the meantime I will pray for the BVI. My deepest sympathy to the family of Franklyn Smith
  • @concerned citizen (08/01/2017, 16:37) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    While I share ur sentiments, it's a real shame all this time the Government only studying Financial Services, their Rich White friends who giving them money. They forget about the rest of we. We are now b4 the rootless wolves for the slaughter. Lord only u could deliver us evil.
  • Oejuiec (08/01/2017, 16:49) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    He was a nice guy funny he didn't deserve that the go have to do something to much robbery in this small country
  • @concerned citizen (08/01/2017, 18:06) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    While I share ur sentiments, it's a real shame all this time the Government only studying Financial Services, their Rich White friends who giving them money. They forget about the rest of we. We are now b4 the rootless wolves for the slaughter. Lord only u could deliver us evil.
  • belonger (08/01/2017, 18:37) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why people always killing some inescent people, and the worse does never die
  • ausar (09/01/2017, 14:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    Frankie rest in peace!

    What a blow!

    So close to the Police station but yet so far....

    My, my, my!!
    • Afraid to arm the Police (10/01/2017, 12:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes. Vino wont print citizen's article on arming the Police to go after these killers. Why not? Well, BVIslanders dont want "Up-The-Island" Police shooting their beloved killer families.
    • Correction (10/01/2017, 12:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Meant "Island" Police.

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