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UPDATE: Lennox F. Da Silva charged for murder of wife

- to appear in Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, June 12, 2017
In happier times: Lennox F. Da Silva (left) has been charged for the stabbing to death of his wife Sherika Nelson (right) at their Greenland, Tortola apartment on June 10, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
The homicide victim has been identified as hairdresser Sherika Nelson, a Jamaica national. Photo: Team of Reporters
The homicide victim has been identified as hairdresser Sherika Nelson, a Jamaica national. Photo: Team of Reporters
The apartment in Greenland, Tortola where Sherika Nelson was killed on June 10, 2017. Photo: VINO
The apartment in Greenland, Tortola where Sherika Nelson was killed on June 10, 2017. Photo: VINO
Police are still at the scene of the gruesome murder that took place in Greenland, Tortola on June 10, 2017. Photo: VINO
Police are still at the scene of the gruesome murder that took place in Greenland, Tortola on June 10, 2017. Photo: VINO
Police have confirmed they are investigating a killing in Greenland, Tortola on June 10, 2017. Photo: VINO/File
Police have confirmed they are investigating a killing in Greenland, Tortola on June 10, 2017. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Police today, June 11, 2017 officially charged Lennox Franklyn Da Silva aka 'Ocho', 52, of Greenland, on the main island of Tortola, with murder in relation to the death of his wife.

Dead is Skerika Nelson, a hair dresser and native of Jamaica. She was reportedly stabbed to the neck at the couple’s Greenland apartment sometime before 9:00 PM on June 10, 2017.

“Yesterday evening, Police were called to the scene of a domestic violence incident. Officers found a woman unresponsive in her apartment with an apparent stab wound to the neck. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Da Silva was subsequently taken into custody,” a police press release this afternoon, June 11, 2017 stated.

Da Silva has since been charged and is scheduled to appear in the Magistrate’s Court tomorrow afternoon, June 12, 2017.

“Detectives are grateful for the information already provided by members of the community in relation to this case and would be appreciative for any additional information as they continue to collect evidence in this case.,” the press release also stated.

 Persons with an eyewitness report or with information are asked to contact the Major Crime Team directly by calling 368-5682 or the Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.

See previous article published June 11, 2017

UPDATE: ‘Ocho’ reportedly killed wife in presence of children

- Woman identified as Sherika Nelson, a hair dresser

GREENLAND, Tortola, VI- The murder of hairdresser and Jamaica national Sherika Nelson in a Greenland, Tortola apartment on June 10, 2017 was reportedly witnessed by two children, said to be under the age of ten.

Police are said to be questioning the woman’s husband, St Vincent and the Grenadines national Lennox Da Silva, in relation to the territory’s 6th homicide for the year.

According to reports reaching this news site, the two children who allegedly witnessed the killing belong to the couple.

Neighbours of the couple told this news site last evening that one of the children, a girl, ran to them, saying “Ocho ‘jook’ mommy in she neck with a knife.”

‘Loud arguments & tumbling’

According to another neighbour, they heard “loud arguments and tumbling” which went on for about 15 minutes in the apartment of the couple. That was followed by loud screams from the woman.

It is further said that ‘Ocho’s’ son climbed out the house via a back porch and was rescued by neighbours below. The child reportedly told his rescuers "he kill she…"

Another neighbour living directly opposite the family reportedly ran over after hearing screams coming from the apartment of the couple. He armed himself with a broom stick but by that time ‘Ocho’ was at the door.

The neighbour reportedly said "I hope you ain't do she nothing and he responded softly saying he ‘don't know.’"

It is said that the woman’s husband waited calmly on the steps of the apartment building where he resided for the police to arrive.

It was previously reported that the victim’s head was severed; however, this news site can confirm that this was not so.

It is also being reported that the suspect, Lennox Da Silva aka Ocho, was shot by gunmen in an apparent robbery back in Jamaica back in 2014 when he visited Nelson, whom he later married.

See previous story published June 10, 2017

Man allegedly chops wife to death in Greenland

A woman was reportedly hacked to death by her husband in Greenland, on the East End of Tortola this evening, June 10, 2017.

According to reports, the alleged perpetrator, identified as Lennox Da Silva aka “Ocho”, a St Vincent and the Grenadines national, has since turned himself over to police; however this could not be confirmed.

Reports reaching this news site are that the woman’s head was severed. 

The victim is said to be a Jamaica national.

Police have since confirmed they are investigating a killing on Tortola.

“Police attended the scene of a homicide of a female this evening at a home in the Greenland area. Further details are not available at this time. Investigations are ongoing,” Police Information Officer Diane Drayton stated via press release.

More details to follow.

169 Responses to “UPDATE: Lennox F. Da Silva charged for murder of wife”

  • sad (10/06/2017, 22:00) Like (37) Dislike (3) Reply
    What could possible bring you to this Ocho
  • wow (10/06/2017, 22:11) Like (58) Dislike (38) Reply
    These Vincentians love theit knives. I am afraid of them.
  • Crusha OMC (10/06/2017, 22:12) Like (23) Dislike (14) Reply
    Lol Boi Vincy People Getting Treat Bad Mehson...Like How Your Mother Does Always Come To You First When Something Geh Eat...Vincy Man Does Always Geh Call First When A Chopping Takes Place
    • Crusha Omc ...You sound like a sc@#t (11/06/2017, 15:05) Like (32) Dislike (4) Reply
      You d@$n dummy ...Is this not a Vincy man???. You people are disgusting..I watched a Vincy man break out a window at my house to try to kill my mother because she ended things..He was armed with a knife for God sakes..First one chopped an arm ,now this one slit a neck ..what the hell?...Capital punishment is needed for these things. I shed tears when I saw that the child said 'he kill she'..You guys are too voilent towards women..In st. Vincent it is normal to kill a lover. Don't do it here.
  • Green eye (10/06/2017, 22:14) Like (43) Dislike (4) Reply
    Soo so sad. No one knows what brings a person to this state of mind.
  • Sickening (10/06/2017, 22:14) Like (48) Dislike (54) Reply
    Sick of them vincy now man! #deport!
    • Am a vincy (10/06/2017, 22:26) Like (22) Dislike (52) Reply
      Uall can't do without us ain't we alone does kill all over the world the devil use people only deport alone u could talk bout government will deport u first
      • Local (10/06/2017, 23:27) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
        Yes it bad for the BVI
      • reverse (11/06/2017, 01:22) Like (54) Dislike (25) Reply
        I think you have it wrong because it's you all who need us. We will be just fine. Vincencian people are really cold hearted people. Talking bout we need you. We were doing just fine before you even knew about TORTOLA and we will do even better when you leave.
    • vincy (10/06/2017, 22:30) Like (33) Dislike (16) Reply
      No different that when you gun down a man in cold blood. Is vincy does do that too
      • Hmmm (11/06/2017, 06:40) Like (25) Dislike (10) Reply
        Then if you know who are gunning down people then you should go to the police. The reality is that, many of the solved murders the perpetrator were not locals.....so please go have a sit...... We need to do more vetting at Immigration to safeguard our BVI.
      • islander (11/06/2017, 08:39) Like (34) Dislike (12) Reply
        At least the tolians isn't going in st Vincent to do the gun down them doing it right on their own island. Now take your sorry behind you and your Vincent crew and do the damn killing down there sick and tired of you all butual killing on my island.
        • Jonny (11/06/2017, 10:57) Like (30) Dislike (1) Reply
          This back and fourth foolishness is not going resolved the social and or economical problems we faced here in this little country, so as god fearing humans let's all start respecting each other for who we are and not ignorant about where they come from then we will start to see some progress in this country. This is a very,very sad matter with two minor kids involved both losing both parents through what has arrived to be a very command problem here in this country, domestic dispute/violence its every day yet only when fatal issues arises it's known
          We all need to step back and figure out what can we as one people weather black white Asians or whom so ever can do assist in preventing matters like this to become the norm. So it doesn't matter if it's a knife,machetes or guns it's all senseless killing and must be address.
    • Concerned (10/06/2017, 22:50) Like (26) Dislike (28) Reply
      Y judge vincies, is it them alone who commit crimes? Where you there? Did you know what transpired? So then shut your efin trap.
      • agreed (10/06/2017, 23:36) Like (10) Dislike (12) Reply
        excellent points and i couldnt agree more with you vincy and concerned but its only ok if your born here,my heart goes out to you st.vincentians.
    • Fed up!!!!! (11/06/2017, 07:48) Like (10) Dislike (12) Reply

      Deport yo k**t!!!!!!!
      Das all you could say?Look at the situation and say something else you fool!!!!!

    • @SICKENING (11/06/2017, 13:34) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
      How bout you shut the F*** up Dumb A**
    • Stop It (11/06/2017, 17:22) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
      talks of deportation lets deport ourselves back to africa and give the caribbean back to its original people.
    • Goat head (12/06/2017, 11:18) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Mine your own fb
  • life (10/06/2017, 22:15) Like (24) Dislike (15) Reply
    The police department is a joke how could u question people in a next door building and the person who wittnes the events up till now no one come to us big joke police over 4 time we had to call the police lord help us btw he never turned himself in at all
    • John (10/06/2017, 22:34) Like (34) Dislike (11) Reply

      Life you sound so fricking jokey, then ifbyiu see or know something why don't you go to them, why wait till they come to you. You the one making yourself an @$% here

      • life (10/06/2017, 22:55) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply

        John u is an @$% u need to come hereand see how many times we try to am her live on the in color your not it my nabour ok

      • @John (10/06/2017, 23:28) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
        did you see the part where them say they call. this person is telling the truth I call them to my house for help the police jeep was out hear doing what one of the office went to pick up he personal jeep. I went down to make a report no one in the station like if someone was killing me where should I run it best I stand up and let them kill me. east end police been a joke and will always be one. nothing gonna change til someone dead right in front them gate
        • John (11/06/2017, 06:59) Like (10) Dislike (14) Reply
          Do you know where the police was when the call was made and what they were doing. Some of you people are just to negative when it comes to the police. But remember no one is perfect
          • John please (11/06/2017, 08:31) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
            Negative where? How? Why? It is TRUE. The police too complacent. They have energy for the wrong things
          • Whale (12/06/2017, 07:49) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
            John
            All the facts point to an incompetent police department, from the top to the bottom.

            What the he!l is wrong with you?
      • John (13/06/2017, 13:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        I don't understand why you people have to copy the name John or use other people's handle. Why don't use Mathew, Mark, or Luke? Those who have become famaliar with John know you're not him. Think of your own handle and stop trying to confuse people.
    • Agree (10/06/2017, 22:41) Like (34) Dislike (3) Reply
      The east end police station is a joke them never there when you go to make a report.
    • Eagle (11/06/2017, 03:00) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
      Dont wait for them to come. If you know something call in and give them the information. It will help to speed things up. Staying silent and criticizing is not the way to help.
  • liberal (10/06/2017, 22:18) Like (22) Dislike (40) Reply
    She had to do something really bad that caused him to do that without thinking.
    • Alkaline (10/06/2017, 22:35) Like (98) Dislike (46) Reply
      She could of turn the world upside down ain no human being deserve this.....he has no right to do this he didn't give her life therefore he should not of taken it!!
      • acid (11/06/2017, 20:10) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
        It is his culture. It is what he knows. You are who you are and all this would be non existent of Immigration would be discerning in their choice of who should be brought into the BVI , based on their cultural habits.
    • You joking? (10/06/2017, 22:36) Like (23) Dislike (3) Reply
      Something so serious to take another person's life in that manner? Craziness.
    • life (10/06/2017, 22:43) Like (48) Dislike (7) Reply
      Weather she did something or not he dont have the right to kill her he didnt givd her life
    • @liberal (10/06/2017, 22:47) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
      Really? So it's the victim's fault? And how do you know that he did it without thinking? Reports about what he said earlier would suggest otherwise.
  • Rebel (10/06/2017, 22:26) Like (51) Dislike (5) Reply
    It doesn't matter what she did, he didn't give life so he has no right to take it away. Walking away might seems like a hard thing to do but it's the best decision at the end of the day.
  • concern (10/06/2017, 22:31) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where are the children?
  • Really? (10/06/2017, 22:33) Like (30) Dislike (6) Reply
    @Libreal, even if she did something, that does not give him the right to do what he did. They claim the coward turned himself into the police.
  • Hmmmmm (10/06/2017, 22:43) Like (7) Dislike (31) Reply
    Poor vincy man
  • doc (10/06/2017, 22:45) Like (6) Dislike (11) Reply
    I can't believe this is last week I saw the two of them having lunch and now this wow not good we soon run out of women
  • ................ (10/06/2017, 22:48) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
    Bvi gone crazy
    • da premier (11/06/2017, 04:33) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
      and da premier say crime isn't that bad in da bvi, 6 murders in 6 months? really...
  • Me feel it (10/06/2017, 22:49) Like (42) Dislike (8) Reply
    I feel sad for everyone involved.. Ohco you went through a lot . HEAVENLY FATHER I FEEL THIS. MY HEART HURTS.
  • Love (10/06/2017, 22:59) Like (24) Dislike (8) Reply
    Same thing i talked about u make a report and nothing happen now look days after she made a report on him she is dead police act after its to late police cant be trusted not dependable at all
    • @Love (10/06/2017, 23:14) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
      Sounds like you know what's happening so go help the police
      • Love (11/06/2017, 06:43) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
        There are many times reports are made and noth had been done nothing tortola will get way worst u no who police act like they no it all thats one of the many reasons that the public dont reach out to them because they feel they in a unform they to proud to ask a questions sometime they need to humble and go down to everyone level stop play no it all if they knew it all we wont navr 6 muders in 6 months ok
  • Serious (10/06/2017, 23:06) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
    I just saw this lady this afternoon never to know that would have been the last .no matter what happen she did desevered to be kill like that so sad.


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  • Lord Help Us (10/06/2017, 23:08) Like (29) Dislike (5) Reply
    I will not and can't justify what he did and why after so much problems him or her never walked away from each other .. but everyone one has a breaking point ... my people before it can get to that leave /get help or something. . Now so make lives are changed and one is gone forever it's a sad thing. . #STOP THE VIOLENCE #STOP THE CRIME
  • wize up (10/06/2017, 23:13) Like (39) Dislike (19) Reply
    Yea right: some females in this small city think they can play these foolish games: one man for light bill: some other floor pays the rent: ah sweet thing for the cable subscription some clown pay for the groceries:.....thanks the young man for surrendering to the police ; oh that others will follow his lead and turn themselves in
    • Love and Music (11/06/2017, 05:09) Like (21) Dislike (12) Reply
      This Dude is a good musician. Plays keyboard. Bass and Guitar.. Every time I ask him to join my band he will say my family come first, don't have time. I will say to him don't put your love for a woman ahead or over your God given talent,.. that's ocho believe in love and providing and been there... as a musician never and will never put my God given talent down for a woman, wife or not...but to each his own... Playing music is the one joy that God give musicians that no one can take away..
      • @Love and Music (11/06/2017, 06:47) Like (21) Dislike (7) Reply
        Very well said, now he can join the band up "De Ghut" and enjoy his love for music...again! It shouldn't have come to this.
      • SMH (11/06/2017, 07:40) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
        You sound so asinine and you don't think it's too late to give him that stupid advice
    • ras (11/06/2017, 10:02) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      Was she playing a game and if that's the case does it give a man the right to take her life ?
      • Yep (11/06/2017, 14:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Not 1 but more than a few
      • Q? (11/06/2017, 15:10) Like (14) Dislike (8) Reply
        Most Jamaican women here play games in the dark. For money
      • Response (13/06/2017, 12:38) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        We get what we deserve in life. The BVI deserves it for changing the character of these islands with lesser humanity.
        The man who was being played, ended her saga and will now retire for the rest of his life with benefits, at the expense of foolish BVIslanders.
  • Sad and hurt (10/06/2017, 23:14) Like (27) Dislike (5) Reply
    These are 2 people I got to know very well and they seem so happy. Man this hurt me to my core. I don't care what she did know man or woman deserves this. This is rhe devil walking there. Ocho I never look at you as that but everyman have rhe instinct to kill. But how you deal with situaion say a lot about your character. My heart goes out the her baby. And her family back in Jamaica. To Ocho sister. Man this is hard to deal with.. may God walk with you you have many years to think obout it cause it's going to haunt you for the rest of your life man.
  • Hmm (10/06/2017, 23:17) Like (21) Dislike (33) Reply
    They talk about vincy killings but keep the part about the local tola people rapping off they kid's and beating they wives .... but carry on..
  • Send them home (10/06/2017, 23:23) Like (26) Dislike (32) Reply
    These island people come into or country to kill making the bvi look so bad its time for the government to send these aliens home...it's not what the bvi coming to its what's the island people making to.. Goodnight
    • sad (11/06/2017, 09:55) Like (33) Dislike (54) Reply
      @send them home...you have some nerve!!!a young man was gunned down in East End in his family back yard enjoying a family get together, another by the Sunday morning well ,another CSY dock, another at his home in Purcel and the list goes on... ALL unsolved. Why you So called God fearing people so WICKED and Vicious !!!!! Every man have to answer for his sins and neither you or any body else on this chat know what drove the OCHO to make a decision like this.....It is wrong on every level but when you come on here and generalize PEOPLE ..ISLAND or CONTINENT ....have SEVERAL seats....TWO FACE HYPOCRITE PEOPLE
      • anegada (11/06/2017, 11:10) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
        I don't know what the situation was...
        But the fact is someosome is dead.. Can he give her back life ... heck no.
        The news say he did it in front of two young children...
        Only God knows what these kids are going through now... and in years to come..
        Nothing could justify what he did.. It is just evil. Plain and simple..
        We all have choices in life.. And what we choose is what we become .
      • Tch (12/06/2017, 10:15) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Dont bother..they'll learn eventually. Remember this is a "I fram hay, I entitled to say what i want" attitude. oh and hey F*&kwit... I dont know if you noticed but..um...this is an island.
    • Fed Up I Born Here. (11/06/2017, 12:50) Like (10) Dislike (8) Reply
      @Send them home. Your own young people making your country look bad. Guns, drugs killing man over weed, coke and turf Nike's, cell phones robbery you name it, so stop playing Odessyus and the cyclops
      One eyed Giants of the BVi.
  • Allow (10/06/2017, 23:26) Like (16) Dislike (10) Reply
    He should have walked the H:ll away but nooo. He is a damn weak coward. I'm surprise he did not swallow down the poison drink. I bet he is sitting in the cell crying like the coward punk he is.
  • wow (10/06/2017, 23:43) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    I know him and I am sad that he did this. so days ago she made a report to the east end police station and now she dead. I keep making one with my ex trying to run me down and up to yet them aint take him up he still troubling me so this mean I next. some thing need to be done with these east end police soon before something else happen. their could have gone to him talk to him tell him stay away from her maybe just maybe she would have been alive still. only god know what happen.
    • Hmmmmm (11/06/2017, 11:09) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
      @wow, even if the police had gone and talk to him, do you think he would have listened? Some of these stupid men think that once you are with them they own you. He is a dumb ignorant A!!. He should have stop and think how much emotional pain he would have caused the children when he decide to slaughter their mother.

    • @wow (12/06/2017, 11:13) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Your ex is trying to run you down. My dear that is attempted murder and if you get no response at east end police station GO TO THE ROAD TOWN POLICE STATION AND WAIT UNTIL YOU CAN SPEAK WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE. When that is done, speak with your representative and the premier. The point I'm trying to make here is to speak and continue to speak to any and everyone who will listen. Do not let your life be in vain. Keep talking until something positive moves in your direction so that ACTION will be taken.
      • Hmm (15/06/2017, 14:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        thank you but I have told the road town station and their told me east end have to deal with it since their is where the report was made and also who ever police office took my report there are the one who have to deal with it so when I went back to ask what was done their say that shift coming in tomorrow and up to yet my ex is still on the street. I trying to talk to commissioner but he always never at his desk or not in at the time. i
  • Violence (10/06/2017, 23:49) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    Violence comes in many forms. There are people down to this day continually playing with other innocent people lives. Many of these same wicked people claim to serve Jehovah God.
  • WhenWhenWhen (11/06/2017, 00:09) Like (26) Dislike (33) Reply
    Enough is enough. When is the Government going to intervene? It is time to put a stop to any male Vincentian trying to reside in the Virgin Islands. It appears that the majority has a spirit of chopping up. It is also time for the Government to also put a stop to these Jamaican hairdressers and these women who having two men to support them and having a man back home. It is time for Labour and Immigration and the Minister of Immigration to make a bold statement. We cannot teach young Virgin Islanders that the way to solve problems is by chopping up the other.
    IT IS TIME TO MARCH AGAINST THIS. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
    • shut the hell up (11/06/2017, 08:07) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
      He have more rights than you here! Where you there? Do you know what happened? Sometimes we need to think before we speak, are those the only ppl commit crimes? Smfh
      • !!!!!! (11/06/2017, 10:28) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
        @Shut the hell up, stop trying to make excuses for the brute. He violated the rights that he had here!!! He need to be hog tied on a raft and shipped out to where he came from.
  • ras (11/06/2017, 00:25) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    Is what am see for real?
  • belonger (11/06/2017, 00:49) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    The lady head was not severed, although it is a gruesome crime she didn't deserve such my GOD what drive him to do such a thing. Too all Jamaicans I'm deeply saddened that this young lost her life. I wish for Peace in this land now 4 yr old daughter is left without her mommy, what a tragedy.
  • cay (11/06/2017, 01:41) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
    I know crime goes up under the ndp but do not blame them for this one. RIP MY HAIR DRESSER
  • I AM NOT A VINCY (11/06/2017, 01:45) Like (14) Dislike (34) Reply
    GO HOME!..STAY HOME!..DONT LEAVE HOME!...WE DO NOT NEED YOU, WE CAN MANAGE OR OWN PICK UP TRASH AND CUT BUSH...next!!
  • power (11/06/2017, 03:25) Like (13) Dislike (9) Reply
    Enough is enough this is time now for the government to do something, they are bunch of criminal we don't need them here period
    • island man (11/06/2017, 07:15) Like (11) Dislike (8) Reply
      @Power I agree with you, however base on the Vincention population and influence here. It may be difficult to put tiff restrrestriction on that country nationals without affecting the rest of the Caribbean.
      So my taking here is that we employ no more expat vincy into the BVI.
    • Street Reporter Let's take a look at the police (11/06/2017, 07:25) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
      Home they investigate the police to find out why the delay in responding? The Police need to step their game up.. Time for them to be held accountable and break their culture of lies and excuses
    • Pssshh (12/06/2017, 16:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      It makes me wonder if the people who's speaking about deportation is indigenous.
  • .................. (11/06/2017, 05:37) Like (18) Dislike (13) Reply
    Not all Vincentives are savages but enough of them are , in my opinion. Enough to say we really need to take seriously the amount and type of people we let into our country. These people have a serious problem. Their actions speak for themselves. They have mental problems. There is no other way to explain it. This is sick.
  • half step (11/06/2017, 06:10) Like (7) Dislike (23) Reply
    it looks like he is not a full blown vincy for he forgot to drink the gramazone
  • Listen (11/06/2017, 06:37) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    It not only vincentians who kii. The bvi have so much unsloved murders and that them own killing them own. Just bear in mind all of us have the instinct to kill. Because if anyone hurt our kids we would look to do the same. It don't matter what country you are from there is violence and chopping there. Look at rhe crime rate in Dominican Republic see how mucheck is done by the catlass. My heart goes out for a sweet baby girl who lost her mother and her father in the process. She will never be the same again. God I pray that time heal her.Ocho I know we get along good bit this was stupid and ignorance. She must haunt you for the rest of your natural life. The cruse of her daughter must also haunt you.
  • problem (11/06/2017, 06:41) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
    The only problem I seeing is the east end police station why have not they went to the man why didn't she get a restraining order why didn't he just leave her alone she a Jamaican what he thought he done see when he went jaimaica what happened to him was she fault An still want to be with her WALK AWAY. People don't go to the stations cause they not helping
  • A nice Guy (11/06/2017, 07:21) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    My brethren Ocho. Why. Why? You just have just walked away leave the hmmmm Woman. She didn't deserve you. She didn't deserved to die and you don't deserve going to jail over that...The last time I saw you. You were off loading provision from your vehicle to a super market and I ask you..Why u working so hard d man?
  • Tolamen (11/06/2017, 08:02) Like (33) Dislike (21) Reply
    This is sad especially when children was involve it hurt my heart Ocho u need hanging sick man . I know I I would get alot of dislike never the less don't care but we need the visa restrictions on these damn vincentians coming to live among us. They bring their damn radical behaviour here. Immigration need to start raiding them plenty living here illegal among us working without work permit check in the east u will be surprise how much.Check over on beefisland and scrub u will be shock I witness it everyday a man here tola for the first from St Vincent no work permit but working 9-5job just Came here April and still here working. Them unbearable now clean them up I am fed up .
    • @Tolamen (11/06/2017, 10:52) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply

      I agree with you kid. But these J&*%$£"s in positions of authority will do nothing. The whole place is just comical. Nobody is being held accountable for anything. So situations like these will continue to happen because these savages will be allowed to enter our Virgin Islands. And the Police will continue to be unresponsive and incompetent at best. Native Virgin Islanders don't live like this. These animals that we are allowing into our country are changing it for the worse.

  • Goodness (11/06/2017, 08:16) Like (3) Dislike (12) Reply
    @tolamen...you are wicked and mad minded people trhing to make a dollar. You are heattless to come on bvi news to talk about people business. Mind ypu own business and you will be happy. Shock man.
    • *Hmm (11/06/2017, 18:23) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      To Goodness: So what you're saying is that you condone illegal behavior huh? You feel is right for ppl to come here, their time up to go back where they come from but they turn around & BREAK THE LAW by not leaving not even going for extra time but flat out refuse to leave the country & this is OK with you because in your warped mind they trying make a dollar? Is ppl like you who encouraging BS in our country.

      I blame Immigration Dept though to cause they full of F. Just what kind of jokey system is there that it doesn't alert when someone hasn't leave the country when they suppose to. Just exactly how does the system work
  • Shorty (11/06/2017, 08:24) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is free advice to all persons who for some reason feel fearful for their life (threatened, abused, stalked etc). 1.Report it to the nearest police station and ensure to document the date, time, officers name and badge number, and station reported to. 2. File a protection order 3. Make sure you document all dates times of events that occurred to make you feel fearful. 4. Obtain a copy of your statement don't allow the police to tell you you cannot get it. It is your right to have a copy of YOUR statement to the police. 5. If nothing is done by step one file a formal complaint. In the event a tragedy occurs God forbid their wil be a paper trail which shows the deficits in the system designed to protect its citizens.
  • ... (11/06/2017, 08:31) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    It's time to do a background check to see if he did this St Vincent and the Grenadines before coming to Tortola. This is the second chopping in the BVI, do some background checks.
  • Hmmm (11/06/2017, 09:00) Like (14) Dislike (10) Reply
    Looks like Trumpism is very contagious
    • HAHA (11/06/2017, 11:34) Like (17) Dislike (4) Reply
      Trumpism ??? how about common sense. You wouldn't allow some of these people in your yard or home but then it's ok to allow anybody in the territory because you not from here too.
  • Gosh (11/06/2017, 09:42) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is soo sad... the poor children would be 1) motherless, 2) fatherless or have hatred in their hearts for him and 3) scared for life.... sigh
  • JB (11/06/2017, 09:50) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    My god help us all where is the love for each other heavenly father we need your intervention.
  • belonger (11/06/2017, 09:52) Like (28) Dislike (10) Reply
    Now, I'm suggesting VISAS for all Vincy Nationals coming here whether to visit or seek employment. The only persons exempted are police officers or in coming persons on contract with government like road engineers and so on.
  • My Take (11/06/2017, 10:09) Like (12) Dislike (9) Reply
    I must say, I feel sorry for the children. I feel sorry that they had to witness what was done to there mother. The children will forever be emotionally scared. No matter what, the brute should have walked away. yes, he is a coward. He should have done everyone a favor and mix up a batch of poison, stand in the street chug, do the shake and drop. You all need to stop blaming the police. Even if she had a order of protection, that was not going to stop the brute from doing what he did.
  • Please... (11/06/2017, 10:37) Like (33) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please, Psychologists/Psychiatrists, please offer these children some free therapy sessions to help cope with this trauma. They might feel that it is there fault and may possibly also experiencing nightmares for quite sometime.
  • Asking myself? (11/06/2017, 10:44) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    How on God's Earth have our country come to this? Is this truly the price of progress? Just can't be....
  • VINCY MAN (11/06/2017, 11:07) Like (45) Dislike (4) Reply
    Let me say first and foremost, that I personally condemned such brutal and coward act. Irrespective of the circumstances, no one, be it male or female deserves to be treated this way. I am a Vincentian/naturalized BVIslander living and working in the BVI for a number of years. Like myself, there are many more Vincentians living in the BVI for years and has made and continues to make tremendous contribution towards the development of these islands. Albeit, there are some who came and brought their bad habits with them, doing things that make the decent, law abiding look so bad. But the negatives of some of the post here is unbecoming. We are all humankind and all humans will never be the same, there will be bad and there will be good, taking a knife of cutlass and cutting up someone is no different than taking a gun and pumping several shots into someone. So branding negative comments towards all Vincentians is so unfair. I thing though, that when persons come here to live and work, on their application for a permit, a serious background check should be conducted. My heart goes out to those young kids who witnessed this senseless crime against their mother. Ocho I know you for years and it saddens me to know that you has resorted to such senseless act of violence, you will have to face the consequences. To the family of the deceased, my sympathy goes out to you. My people, we are all one so let us not be so negative against each other. Remember everyone can make mistakes, don't matter what. Lets live in peace and harmony
    • BVIslanders (11/06/2017, 16:34) Like (31) Dislike (2) Reply
      Exactly, I agree with you 1000%. I am from the BVI and married to a Vincy and its nothing or no one could make me leave or divorce him. He is a PRIME example of what a father, husband and friend should be and I would NEVER trade him for the world. I thank God for him over and over again and will continue to do so for the rest of my life. I got me a RARE and REAL GEM. All cannot be labeled for a few.
      • @BVIslanders (11/06/2017, 19:15) Like (0) Dislike (10) Reply
        Yes, until you make him angry enough....
        • BVIslanders (12/06/2017, 13:28) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
          You sound jealous, ignorant and in a bitter relationship. My devoted sweet Vincy Husband and I are blessed to have 15 years and counting and our marriage is the same since we both said "I do". Put that is your pipe and smoke it. This is what makes the difference...when God is in it. It DOES NOT MATTER where you are from. What matters is your heart! Hope you find someone half as good as mine someday...it just might be a VINCY.
      • yeah (12/06/2017, 23:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Well same description about this one and most of them....
  • yes (11/06/2017, 11:25) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
    @My Take, I agree with you.I went to bed thinking about her kids and woke up thinking about them. Just imagine the horror those kids went through. He took their Mommy, their protector away from them. They will never be the same. Yes, the dirty no good creature should have drink the poison they are famous for drinking and go to the pits of hell. Coward $&@":; @;()?&!;looser. He loved music? Now he got time to go howl in the prison band and repent.
  • vex (11/06/2017, 11:31) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Bvi is like nyc they have 10 a month and the bvi has 1 a month smh we need a change
  • Responder (11/06/2017, 11:35) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    When these heinous crimes occurr we spent a lot of times asking ourselves why did happen? Could I have done anything to stop it? Sometimes we find people to blame, the Police, Goverment or even the victim. The truth is this has far reaching consequences. It affects the entire Community starting with the children their relatives, school, school mates, teachers. The victim's relatives, friends neighbours, colleagues at work, her customers employer and others. The perpetrator has caused emotional distress not only to his children but to his own relatives but those who know him. What about the Officers who processed this scene?They like the entire Virgin Island Commitee are emotionally disturbed. So then as a community we should not stay on the side line and wait until things like this happen to blogg sometimes things that cannot help. We should stand up against crime. It is not only a Police thing. Think about the other families here some for years who are still mourning the lost of their loved ones their killers are still at large. Casting blame cannot help them. What could help is those who know something should say something. Pls get immediate help for these kids.
  • homegrown news site (11/06/2017, 14:04) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    we know vino will have the facts and bvi news will provide the fiction
  • Can I Be Real A Second? (11/06/2017, 14:07) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Okay, everybody needs to hold it down with this "Vincy ain't no good" talk. Yes, I do agree that A LOT of Vincentians decide to solve their problems with knives, but lets not forget that they are not their country. What you are doing is putting all of them into a box labelled "Dismemberers". I myself know some Vincentians that are hardworking, kind and God fearing. Because this man and the man who tried to dismember the woman last year happened to be from St. Vicent, that does make all of them cruel, heart-less, cowardly murders. It just means that THESE men are cruel, heart-less and cowardly murders. Maybe they got the notion of "Chopping Up" people from their community or island, but saying that ALL people from there need to get Deported or that none of them are good human beings, is simply unfair.
  • Lawenda (11/06/2017, 14:21) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yes it would have ended different if he had walk away. What purpose does it benefit him now? Both children have no parents and they'll need counseling for what transpired. We are in the end times as told in the Bible. Lord have mercy on us.
  • wow (11/06/2017, 14:27) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    I'm a jamaican but I think woman and man on a hold must use ppl ,if u don't want the person leave them alone .that's all ,work for what u want because u if u don't stop alot more a go dead.stop play with ppl feelings.a the Spanish them next .
    • Exactly (11/06/2017, 16:17) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Wow, I do not condone what he did but, you have a point. This Island is to small to be playing games with people feelings. I know I am going to get flax for this but, you are right when you said those Spanish women if they don't stop playing games with these men feelings and using the men, they are going to end up the same way as the lady. I always believe a woman should always struggle on her own to make her own coins.
    • wow smh (11/06/2017, 16:53) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
      Learn to spell
  • BVIslander, Florida (11/06/2017, 14:47) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Most people is saying if the police had do their job, she would have been alive today. I live here in the States and many women took out restraining Orders, went to the police, went to court and the men still kill the women. I feel so sad for the children. I do agree that he is a selfish, heartless person and he can go to the deepest part of hell.

  • just asking (11/06/2017, 15:13) Like (7) Dislike (16) Reply
    What will happen to the children?
    Will they be deported?
    Even if they born here, they are not islanders nor belongers.
    • Chupesssss (11/06/2017, 16:52) Like (12) Dislike (10) Reply
      @ asking. Mind your own business. Before you show concern for their well being, you want to know if they will be deported? You got some balls
    • @just asking (11/06/2017, 19:50) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      good question when both parents lives have ended tragically and abruptly how sad the children will never be the same again and rocked forever but if this proud community can put our petty differences aside and do something for these kids we label as st.vincentians,they just kids its enough what they have to go through for the rest of their lives and were not helping already.
    • Ms wize (12/06/2017, 05:24) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
      You cold hearted pig. So if they born here who are they? Expats? Stupid blog
    • Oh My (12/06/2017, 09:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      I can't believe someone is asking these questions on the hills of such tragedy! Oh my!
    • Farewell (13/06/2017, 00:14) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      They should be sent to reside with relatives or a home in their country . When they grow up the possibility of them carrying on their parents legacies is real.The VI have plenty of these defective seeds already planted so their return trip would do us good.
  • Skeptic (11/06/2017, 16:36) Like (13) Dislike (12) Reply
    Is it time for a visa restriction on these violent vincention people?
  • vannay (11/06/2017, 17:15) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    oh no. I don't believe this. I have known Ocho for a number of years. The Devil is busy. I do not know this young woman, but my sympathy to her family. What about the children?? I do hope they are in the care of loving adults.
  • Sugar Plum (11/06/2017, 17:21) Like (6) Dislike (19) Reply

    I have little sympathy for these so called mothers who knowingly place their children in situations like this..Nothing the police could have done to.prevent this common predictable cultural behaviour of this Vincentian male. The deceased quite possibly could have moved away or made the effort ,or could have curtail her cultural habit of ad*****y. The victim in this is the VI and its too generous people. The Gov needs to exercise diligence in protecting the economy and character of its people.

  • Too Many Whores (11/06/2017, 18:26) Like (21) Dislike (6) Reply
    Manipulating and blackmailing others. Stop using your crutch to interfere with other peoples marriages.
  • tola (11/06/2017, 18:40) Like (20) Dislike (7) Reply
    Am not hear to point finger but it got some Jamaican woman here in the BVI or even on fb looking man in other countries to take them out of Jamaica to bring them into there country an as them come an get married an thing so them can be free an worry about immigration an ect the man work hard for u an help you an take your kids here an now u meet other man who is from here an giving you money you start to hand the man sometimes things like these some people's can't take them kind of things them will kill you .....some woman need to stop use people's boy child alone leave the man an them money if u don't love them
    • @ Tola. Truth that. (11/06/2017, 19:46) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      All over the Caribbean them Jamaican think they can play men for fool just to get what they want, my cousin knife up one in St Kitts. She say she got one child after he married her 6 big children show up beat the man in his own house. He knive up two of them end up in Jail...
  • Lord o (11/06/2017, 19:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

    Look at that hug. ..Ocho boy you had enough reasons and time to run...Sorry.. 

  • life (11/06/2017, 19:45) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    The Commissioner of Police indeed need to have a public meeting to address all reports that were made and nothing been done. Dont let her life be meanibg less her daughter needs all the support she can get and putting up bad comments about her mom wont help this is something she can look back years and find. What ever the child see or didnt it should have never been published unless it was said in court to much wrobg information being published
    • @life (17/06/2017, 15:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I understand what you are saying. but if you read down to the bottom of the last comment her mother been living a lying life and whats in the dark will come to light even if she don't read it on the net people will still tell her about the person her mother was good or bad. I'm not saying I'm prefect no one is but god. if what ever one is saying is true about setting him up to get shot by her house he would have been dead in 2015 what would she have told his kids. if report was made why did she still stay in house still took money from him. why not leave before it had get to this point. its like she couldnt get what she wanted anymore so she was ready to leave.
  • vincy (11/06/2017, 20:14) Like (5) Dislike (21) Reply

    When we the island people go home,whose gonna cook for some of you locals food,build ur houses,clean the hospital,who going to do the jobs that's u lazy @%$ locals can't do....I am a vincy and proud of the country I am from.every country had their faults BVI ain't perfect Lazy a&$*%

    • laughing (12/06/2017, 14:02) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      @Vincy, we were doing that for ourselves before you people landed on our shores. You want to get smart with your comment? Then ok, you are picking after us. Since we are lazy, then your job is to pick up after us.
  • Know for a fact (11/06/2017, 22:06) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    There is a certain guy from here who is married to a Jamaican woman and she treats him like a dog. He can't function in that department and she is messing with different men left and right for money. He don't want to believe what is going on. Hear she sleep with a long knife. I am afraid one of them is going to end up killing the other one soon.
  • GET A LIFE (11/06/2017, 22:34) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    If it's one thing with gossipy people and I ain't gonna say Tola, Anegada, VG, JVD people... just gossipy know-it-alls whose life so dull they got to live by making a soap opera out of other people's lives, they can't wait to get on news sites to spread mess.
  • LoveLove (12/06/2017, 05:30) Like (14) Dislike (8) Reply

    If I was the Government of the BVI, the innocent woulda suffer for the guilty ones. No more MALE Vincentians to come here. No more female Jamaicans who not on Govt. contract or has some substantial post to come here. Ah say, weed out some who here and on permit and send them to tail home. They bring their bad behaviours here and then soon it will be part of our society. As a matter of fact, Immigration and Labour need to clean up the place and send a message --whites, Spanish, phillipenoes, and the flybynights, clean them out. Pappa Ralphie said, when you go in a man's place behave yourself. Send unna home.

  • M's wize (12/06/2017, 05:43) Like (30) Dislike (2) Reply
    I read all these blogs, some made sense and some are garbage. Re: visa.. When people are screened, can you screen there mind? One can be a decent law abiding citizen for years and just one day some thing happened and you flip.a part of the brain is responsible for that. (Anger). I know ocho for years, he's a decent guy, never knew I would be reading his name on the news, its sad indeed. My advice, if you are having trouble in a relationship talk to someone... It helps. I am sorry for all this and my sympathy to the family of the deceased. Throwing stones at vincy and Jamaican people won't do a thing to the situation now. Let's be there for the children who are scared for life. Let's pray against all this violence.let's pray for the officers who went to the scene, this is no easy thing to deal with. I hope nothing like this happened in the Bvi again. Let's learn to ventbto people who can give sound advice. God bless this beautiful island. ....expatriate... 21 years living here.
  • E. Leonard (12/06/2017, 10:09) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is the increasing murder rate a function of population growth and economic growth and development? With 6 murders to date, does the VI have one of the highest murder rate per capita in the region or the world?

    At 40,000 population, the VI murder rate per capital is 15 per 100,000. Or at a population of 30,000, the murder rate per capita is 20 per 100,000. The numbers may be worst for the VI population is much less than 100,000. The increased murder rate adversely impacts quality of life and economic growth, development and sustainability. Foreign direct investment is the life blood of the VI economy. But a high crime rate is a deterrent for investors, putting the VI at a competitive disadvanatage.

    Moreover, there is a root cause(s) to every problem(s). As such, there is an urgency to finding the root cause of the increasing crime and dedicating the resources and action to arresting it. Crime arresting task force needs to be commissioned.
    • Eagle and Buffalo (12/06/2017, 11:28) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      I was taking a break from blogging. However, the rising murder rate has awaken me from my slumber. Assuming that the murder rate was based on the 6 murders this year (2017), how many of the 6 has been cleared/solved. Of course the accused still need their day in court so solved means all legal courses of action have been exhausted before the case is solved. Nevertheless, to my knowledge, only two people are at remand at Her Majetsy's hotel at Balo, i.e. 2 of 6 for 33%. There are some 15-20 unsolve murders in the BVI, a tiny dot in the ocean. What is the probability that one can be conversing with a murderer, given the small size of the territory. What is the murder rate per capita for unsolve murders? My math is awful so me nah attempt to caluculate. Dem % and tings nah my cup of tea. Seriously, this is no laughing matter. The BVI is at a bad place.
  • Mono (12/06/2017, 13:35) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    The government need to put visa restrictions
    On all Saint Vincy..too much chopping up and killing from them.
    • @momo (12/06/2017, 18:04) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      You had six murders this year....how many Vincy committed them.....hush
      • Hello momo (13/06/2017, 11:17) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        Your mentality and those of your country is irreversibly defective. Reading the bogs including yours demonstrates this fact. As such,St Vincent and it's people ,for generations, will continue to be cursed.
  • yoyo (12/06/2017, 17:11) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    I'm not saying the guy have a right to kill the lady, I really sorry for what happen, but every time murder take place in the bvi where a expat involve they always taking about visa restriction, can visa stop crime in any man country ?. the only way that would happen is if the computer was reading the heart of people.
  • bad (12/06/2017, 22:56) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply

    No body want ur u*ly a%&.....

  • Sub-Zero (15/06/2017, 14:54) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    It is very sad that Sherika had to die like that; but I am one of those guys who she fed a truck load of lies and scammed me hundreds of thousands for an overseas work program that she claimed we were both going on together. I am now in debt for the first time in my life; and will have to work hard to pay back my family.

    I was severely played and used by her dealing in Jamaica; and her marriage to Lennox took place in secret without my knowledge during that time, and I found out a few weeks after she had migrated to live with him.

    My investigations during that time discovered that she had a long history of playing or using men to get whatever she wants, while making them believe that she is interested in them. She eventually pushed me to the limits of publicly disgracing her on Facebook a few years ago, outlining everything deceptive and wicked about her that I have experienced or discovered.

    My take on her killing is that she did something to Lennox that got him very really angry after he finally discovered what she had been hiding from him; because she is well know out here for living a life of a web of lies and secrets. She always told me that what I do not know won’t hurt me. I say that because when she just migrated, I use to call her on his phone that she was using; and he called unexpectedly one night to question me about what kind of woman she is and what had she done to me; and I did not hesitate in giving him the full details of her history and pathetic things she had done to me and others.

    Finally, she called me a few days after my birthday in April to wish me happy birthday; and we had a wonderful conversation about our past issues and she seemed to have realized her wrong doings and was making efforts to change her ways.

    I believe that one must face the consequences for their evil ways, especially when they continuously refuse to listen and change their dirty or wicked ways. She is also like the energizer bunny that keeps going and going and going in pushing the most nonchalant of persons over the edge with her pathetic evil plots and ways.

    I have also emailed Det. Insp. Joe Goff a much deeper explanation of what I know about Sherika Nelson; and included documents such as Letters to Embassies (USA, Canada, & Britain), Letter of Report to the Jamaican Police, Posters disgracing her on Facebook, and audio recordings of my report to the Jamaican Police who ignored my report while insinuating that I was reporting her because she left me.

    In Jamaica, only women are given rights to report abuses or offences committed by men; but whenever men report a woman, they are immediately taken for granted, mocked, and ultimately ignored.


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