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UPDATE: “I don’t want Steve (Steve Parillon) on my property” – Alvin R. Pickering

Less than one year after the former ‘Bat Cave’ club at Baugher’s Bay assumed new management under the supervisory eyes of Mr Steve E. Parillon the investors have made another move to keep the business alive by putting in place new management. Photo: VINO
Mr Steve E. Parillon when contacted stressed that he is still a financial partner in the business and that word in the street that he was out was totally false. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Steve E. Parillon when contacted stressed that he is still a financial partner in the business and that word in the street that he was out was totally false. Photo: VINO/File
According to one of the business partners, Da Spot will open under new supervision on Friday February 28, 2014. Photo: VINO/File
According to one of the business partners, Da Spot will open under new supervision on Friday February 28, 2014. Photo: VINO/File
BAUGHER’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Despite claims that he continues to be a business partner at Da Spot this news site has confirmed that Mr Steve Parillon has no part to play in the operations of the business and has since been barred from entering the property.

Speaking exclusively with Virgin Islands News Online owner of the property housing Da Spot, Club Opium and Palm Grooving Mr Alvin R. Pickering accused Mr Parillon of allegedly threatening him with words of violence in the presence of several persons including his daughter. “I don’t want Steve (Steve Parillon) on my property,” Pickering said firmly.

Describing the graphic nature of the violent language which allegedly included that he would burn down the building Mr Pickering said, “My daughter got so scared because of how he was behaving she ran out the building. It was so bad that she thought he was actually going to get violent.”

“I went as far as saying this quote to him, ‘If a man would achieve success tomorrow by creating violence today who can tell if there can be a tomorrow,’” said Mr Pickering. 

Mr Pickering confirmed to Virgin Islands News Online today February 25, 2014 that he had filed a complaint with the RVIPF about the alleged violent verbal threat. Mr Pickering said that while no written statement was taken he was told by the RVIPF that should any physical act be committed by the accused, then they would be compelled to take action. “They said that the most they can do is warn him,” said Mr Pickering.

Mr Pickering said that he had taken actions to debar Mr Parillon from accessing the property which included providing a new lease to other business partners. It has been confirmed that Mr Parillon’s name was omitted from the new lease.

These allegations were put to Mr Parillon who declined to say much on record only, “I never threatened anybody. If so why no police hasn’t come to me yet.” Asked about his name being omitted from the lease Mr Parillon said that he was denied a copy of the document despite the fact that his name is on the trade license.

See previous story posted February 24, 2014:

‘Da Spot’ under new supervision from Friday Feb. 28

BAUGHER’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Less than one year after the former ‘Bat Cave’ club at Baugher’s Bay assumed new management the investors have made another move to keep the business alive by putting in place new supervision.

According to one of the business partners in the venture, Mr Winston Skette aka Salsa, Da Spot was due to open today Monday February 24, 2014 Da Spot will be opening under new supervision. But word reaching Virgin Islands News Online exclusively is that it will now open on Friday February 28, 2014.

Speaking exclusively to Virgin Islands News Online recently Mr Skette made it abundantly clear that the management partners remain the same. “It is not new management. It is still open the same. It is just under new supervision,” he stressed.

“I have a new number for people to contact for caterings and bookings for the club and so,” Mr Skette said, while promising to provide more details regarding the business’ new arrangements.

Mr Parillon when contacted stressed that he is still a financial partner in the business and that word in the street that he was out was totally false.

Back in June of 2013 the multi-purpose entertainment establishment was opened at the former location of Bat Cave. Da Spot consists of Club Opium and Sports Bar; Palm Groovin’ restaurant, including new and improved menu, the Hideaway deck at the back and also the Piano Road Deck which looks out over the harbour.

Popular sports personality and BVIslander Parillon had told this news site back then that the business had been a combination of three local partners to put together the newly revamped establishment and he described it as "a one-stop all-you-can-eat joint" filled with entertainment.

“What we have done is we have created a club and sports bar… also you can dine in one of the classiest restaurants and you have the roadside deck available for dining,” Mr Parillon had disclosed.

According to Parillon, the establishment brings a different kind of ambience to the night life and restaurant scene of Tortola with the opening. He said even though the club may not be entirely out of Road Town, it is not in the mix of Road Town.

At that time when asked what had prompted the collaboration, Parillon had said, “One thing that we realized is that, if you’re look into the restaurant industry and the club industry, basically Tortola has been dying for a nightclub…”

He had stated that there were not any good nightclubs around and the group felt that they wanted to offer a nice, air-conditioned nightclub with a ‘real’ nightclub feeling. “We want to bring back this night life and we just want to show the BVI that young BVIslanders can also run businesses,” he said. Parillon added that this is just what the politicians have been asking for as well.

With quite a few modifications done in an effort to give patrons the ideal place and atmosphere that they could come out to enjoy themselves Da Spot had hosted a number of successful promotions to the extent of giving back to local charities including the BVI Cancer Society.

While Mr Skette has not been in contact again with this news site as promised to give further details, it has been observed that a number of activities have been ongoing at Da Spot as recent as yesterday February 23, 2014.

Persons could call 5434806 or 3402968 for more information on the business.

48 Responses to “UPDATE: “I don’t want Steve (Steve Parillon) on my property” – Alvin R. Pickering”

  • Village Girl (24/02/2014, 08:42) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    come on tell the truth ayo know dem aint want S P around lol
  • jokes (24/02/2014, 09:45) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    It will soon be another strip club then!
  • Steve (24/02/2014, 09:46) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
  • food van (24/02/2014, 10:00) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Can we all just get along?
  • BRONZE NAZARETH (24/02/2014, 10:06) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    LOL S P going mess up all the overseas ball money while Salsa them "BISH STEWIE" him.
  • Truth (24/02/2014, 10:25) Like (45) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well I'm glad Steve is still around and will continue to make money, but the truth is, he's not a people person and that's bad for business. Great move doing that now and not waiting for the place to go to the pitts. It's a good set up, lot's of space and potential, but you need someone with the experience and personality to attract people to the premises. The deck is great as well.
  • Eh? (24/02/2014, 12:05) Like (23) Dislike (3) Reply
    Boy Steve, seems like you are not appreciated by your own people. This calls for a you to look in the mirror and ask what is wrong and fix it so that you can progress forward. It starts with you and not politics. Just don't do anything stupid because life is bigger than Tortola.
    • Truth (24/02/2014, 12:16) Like (25) Dislike (1) Reply
      It's not about being appreciated, some people are good at some things and suck at others. Steve is good at what he does but he's NOT a front person to run such an establishment, plain and simple. it's nothing personal. he can manage behind the scenes while someone with a different personality deals with hands on front office stuff. Why everything have to be petty and personal man. If we are honest with eachother more often things would be better. Why you think our Government/Civil Service is in a mess? Everybody lying to eachother making them feel they doing a good job when most of them suck at what they're trying to do.
    • yeah (25/02/2014, 08:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      good advice, this guy really needs to look in the mirror, the problem cant be with everybody else, it has to be with him, he seems to attract trouble, he needs to take a different turn.
  • Truth (24/02/2014, 12:12) Like (12) Dislike (25) Reply
    I see a young man trying but failing in his own country, he opened a gym got screwed by the romneys, he started basketball programs myron shut them down, the ndp took away his college tournament, now this!! Wow I won't be suprise if this guy turn to the negative side!!
  • To Steve (24/02/2014, 13:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    ain't dat see sp need grow up dog I see ur name stick up with checks all over Tola up Tico bviec etc dog u need man up n find a real job let go big them people u round ain't ur friend they want kick u out stree talk say just let go Tortola people won't hit u for workin a 9to 5 u u mess up ur self big time n god going for give u just start over they ur friend bro u got bills to pay don't do no jail time for them do it for u find a job I don't see u tree house because why I know why...... I know bout u dog let go me find a job
  • Steve (24/02/2014, 13:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Steve they are not y'all still one team
  • shelia (24/02/2014, 13:44) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thanks for the update on the opening date as I went there today an saw nothing
  • bvi (24/02/2014, 13:48) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Bvi don't need y'all U call that a club lol try again we need real people 1st
  • Covering (24/02/2014, 14:42) Like (27) Dislike (2) Reply
    Why are they covering up for Steve who obviously can't manage money if you can read between the lines- it's the same thing he did with his other business involvements. He can't manage in the front or back- just a bunch of hot air with no substance. And really, what is this concept of management partners and new supervision?
    • To Covering (25/02/2014, 10:52) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      Lol I'm glad they provided an update, You made enquiring minds think that some mismanagement of funds took place. Stop spreading false rumors and speculating on other people business.
  • virgin gorda (24/02/2014, 17:12) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well saw this seems so unstable
  • long look me come from (24/02/2014, 20:43) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    Locals just do not like locals
    • Come on (25/02/2014, 12:30) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      In this case, it doesn't matter where anybody is from. Respect is respect in any culture (from here or not). If what Mr. Pickering is saying is true, then all I can say is that you don't threaten a man in his own place, no matter who you are and where you from. What led to the brawl is another thing and it might have been a provocation issue. I don't know. However, whenever you find you starting to lose yourself and get heated during an argument, its easier to just walk away and cool off.
  • Eh? (25/02/2014, 08:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now I have to retract the statement that I made earlier to the first part of this story. Only a fool will threaten the owner of a business.

    My message to Steve is to get a grip on life. I told you not to do anything stupid despite your downfall. Your action was outrageous and now you are creating a dangerous pattern that can land you eventually in jail.

    Go take some anger management course overseas. Get the ego and character under control.

    Good luck.
  • 6-7th man (25/02/2014, 08:51) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    Steve never made the starting five. No matter where he went, he always came off the bench.
  • Yes (25/02/2014, 10:08) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's no way to treat a son in law.
  • Really sad (25/02/2014, 10:18) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is just really sad! VIslanders not getting along with VIslanders; when will we learn? Love thy brother/sister and thy neighbor!
  • DADDY FRIDAY (25/02/2014, 10:50) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    poor steve when a man down ayo need to just back off he
    • Eh? (25/02/2014, 11:03) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      But wait, you sending this message from in the sky or down in the fire?

      Steve put himself where he is right now so it is up to him to get himself out.
  • observour (25/02/2014, 12:09) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    honestly I don't know the underlying issues neither am I a friend of mr parralon but I would give jack he jakect everytime I drove pass there I would see him working hard advancing various aspects of the company ....and he gave it his full time an attention !!!!!!!!! that's the honest truth form what I saw don't get discoraged by the out come mr parralon jus keep pushing on tola is a real funny place
  • parole buddy (25/02/2014, 12:44) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply

    Every time that man rents his place to a b...k person he always give them hell but when a w...e person or rents it they are allowed to rack up large bills under his name which he has to pay. This was the same behavior when A...n rented his gas station. Constant meddling and harassment. I am glad S...e had the balls to stand up to him. Let his daughter tell him the truth about the matter. He is not as nice as people think.

  • hahah (25/02/2014, 12:53) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply

    s...e wont tell the ppl he get vex with them man cause he ha owe several months of rent act like he a baller in he 6th hand BENZ

  • Ball player (25/02/2014, 13:08) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    Not even Alvin want him on the team. Well trade he back to Dominica.
    • Dominican (25/02/2014, 16:30) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
      Funny when he was BIG basketball star he was a Tortolian but now they should "Trade he back to Dominica." Well Well Well....
      • @dominican (25/02/2014, 18:11) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
        Shocks he was never a big basketball star. That's what he said he blew his own horn. Was he traded back to Tortola? No he didn't make the team. That's it. How do you go from a basket ball star to trying to run a night club? I can't hear you.
  • Eshay (25/02/2014, 14:35) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    So what I was hearing is now confirmed by mr pickering's statement. Thing to talk.
  • talking (25/02/2014, 15:38) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    He need to turn to Jesus because all is vanity and will pass away use your talent for the Lord
  • Binocs (25/02/2014, 17:18) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    Sad to see but that young man has no respect, no ppl skills and he is too full and over flowing, of himself, maybe he shud try being humble and not such an arrogant a-hole and things might look up for him, Ur not God's gift to woman and clearly you ain his gift to business either so calm ya self down, shut ya mouth, and get in where you fit in!
  • who cares (25/02/2014, 17:30) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Isn't it nice to have your personal issues all over the news! Which brings to point...why is this news anyhow? Maybe if the owners of the bar pursue this in court, then it would be news. Say it again, the BVI desperately needs a Landlord/Tennancy Act. Surely the commercial landlord cannot remove a business owner from the lease without due cause. I'm no lawyer but I doubt this would stand up in Court and the landlord would be obligated to continue with the lease agreement.
  • wize up (25/02/2014, 20:09) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    poor black people !!!!!
  • GT (25/02/2014, 20:48) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    Steve don't worry with the critics not much people has your artistic ideas when it come to business and sports development. You are a winner always!!,
  • bullsh#t (26/02/2014, 23:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

    am glad for the n...a he is so damn rude ha ha ha ha ha ha ha take that what goes around comes around

  • POPE (27/02/2014, 00:13) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Steve this too shall pass
  • BMW (27/02/2014, 22:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Steve! Not justifying your actions but hey! I give jack his jacket! I went there almost every Friday for happy hour and this man alone there working!! Yes May not be ppl friendly but he tried! Man there from opening str8 to closing! He invested his time! Kudus Steve! Just pic your self up now!
  • tire man (28/02/2014, 19:16) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    I use to go there like the guy said and the only person I saw was Steve trying his best u guys need to look in the mirror first before u pass judgements on others. Maybe u guys hate him because he doesn't talk behind peoples back , he tells u the truth whether u like it or not. Yes he's into himself but who isn't that's why we could never live as one.
  • tretretrete (03/03/2014, 09:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    SP to tharn out of order every were he go

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