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UPDATE: Paul S. Meyers identified as man shot in Huntums Ghut

School teacher Mr Paul S. Meyers sustained gunshot wounds to both of his legs while at his residence in Huntums Ghut on the main island of Tortola on the evening of November 20, 2017. Photo: Facebook
A man was been rushed to Peebles Hospital with gunshot injuries this evening, November 20, 2017. Photo: VINO/File
A man was been rushed to Peebles Hospital with gunshot injuries this evening, November 20, 2017. Photo: VINO/File
HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI- While police officials are tight-lipped over the shooting incident, our newsroom can confirm that the man shot last night November 20, 2017 has been identified as Paul S. Meyers.

He reportedly sustained gunshot wounds to both of his legs while at his residence in Huntums Ghut, on the main island of Tortola.

Police are not releasing information on the matter as they are currently carrying out a live investigation to determine motive.

Mr Meyers is a teacher at the Elmore Stoutt High School and a Jamaican national, who is also very active in the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps.

The injured man remains a patient at Peebles Hospital and his injuries are reportedly not life threatening.

Our newsroom will bring more information if it becomes available.

See previous article published November 20, 2017

Man reportedly shot in legs in Sandbox Road

Unconfirmed reports just reaching our newsroom are that a man was shot in both of his legs while in Sandbox Road, Tortola this evening, November 20, 2017.

This news site can also confirm that Peebles Hospital is on lockdown, as is usually the case when gunshot victims are taken there.

The injured man is said to be a school teacher.

The circumstances surrounding the incident, which took place sometime before 8:00 P.M., are unclear at this time.

More details to follow.

It was only on November 4, 2017 that a man was shot in the leg while in the vicinity of a bar in Huntums Ghut. 

33 Responses to “UPDATE: Paul S. Meyers identified as man shot in Huntums Ghut”

  • ccc (20/11/2017, 21:00) Like (12) Dislike (31) Reply
    ok so it happened in the curfew time so what is the purposed of the curfew???
    • Duhh (21/11/2017, 08:45) Like (8) Dislike (11) Reply
      lift it
    • @ ccc (21/11/2017, 09:22) Like (7) Dislike (18) Reply
      its to give the politicians feel good power
    • Really? (21/11/2017, 10:08) Like (32) Dislike (8) Reply
      Crimes happen all the time smart box. The curfew is to help minimize crime. Duhhhh!!!
    • voiceofthevoiceless (21/11/2017, 22:02) Like (20) Dislike (8) Reply
      If anything it reinforces the need for a curfew in these dark and troublesome times. If someone can do this at 8pm just think of the damage they can do after 1am if there was no curfew and more than half of the county is in darkness.

      The Politicians are weak so they whittled under the pressure of a few constituents who selfishly want their night lives back so they could fool around with Tom Dick and Harriett.

      I gone...
    • Gracelyn (22/11/2017, 08:27) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      This happened in his home. Something fishy is up if it wasn’t a home robbery.
  • Cock head\Cotch man-G4L (20/11/2017, 21:39) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    *Rubs hands like bird man*
  • Why (21/11/2017, 09:57) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
    People all if a sudden start to go crazy in this place. Stop this mess sending a bad picture to the world this is not the BVI I grow up in.
  • Pup-D- G4L (21/11/2017, 11:23) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
    Haha, young goons them doin well
  • That (21/11/2017, 11:42) Like (19) Dislike (25) Reply
    Bvi been long since bone white and marrowless. We are still clinging to political and economic control, "Why," but barely.
    Our population is a changed demographic, and now a nation of economic migrants, a majority of whom are uneducated. Meanwhile, ninety percent of earnings exits the country. So the nipple sucking continues at the disadvantage to the country. It is a take, take ,take and send out never give back relationship. There should be a very steep fee imposed on all money transfers out of the country. (2) All should be required to maintain a significant portion of earnings within the territory's banks.
    • SMH (21/11/2017, 12:56) Like (45) Dislike (13) Reply
      @that. You're trying to sound so smart with your long comment,but while u have a point that money goes out of the country the rest of your comment is stupid and ignorant. Most of the people doing the hard work in the BVI are immigrants from other islands. Who do u think are rebuilding the Bvi? Do u think u will see a Bvislander doing construction or any hard labor? Except for BVIEC which has a few Tortolians working in the field you won't see them doing no hard labor (I'm a Tortolian BTW) So of course they will send money to their families overseas. Don't u think its fair for them to take care of their families in the countries where they're from? U sound like an entitled BVIslander. Do u know how much money these people pay every year for work permits just to work on an island where they can't even get any rights? I'm sure u don't So until thenow keep your ignorance to yourself. SMH!
      • @SMH (21/11/2017, 13:58) Like (26) Dislike (21) Reply
        most of the people benefiting from aid in BVI are immigrants
        Most of the people benefitting from scholarships in BVI are children of immigrants
        Most of the people controlling the government are immigrants
        Most of the people making the most money in the BVI are immigrants
        Most of the people seeking to grab as much as the can sooner or later from the BVI under the guise of helping BVI are immigrants
        Money is not circulating in the BVI mostly because of immigrants
        So why the hell shouldn't most of the people rebuilding the BVI be immigrants
        • @that (22/11/2017, 00:07) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
          You are the problem. Where do the immigrants live, eat, work etc...? The whole economy within Bvi depends on immigrants supplementing the BVIslanders (wait how far you want to go back?) and bringing economic activity. Now more than ever in the modern history of the BVI. If anything we need more to be nationalised to sustain ourselves. That also keeps more wealth in BVI and businesses.
          If money is not going to you, check what your policies have done for education and infrastructure in the past thirty years....
    • lost (21/11/2017, 16:53) Like (17) Dislike (4) Reply
      what a "bawhn here" thing to say....ur comment has nothing to do with this article friend.
    • VG (22/11/2017, 08:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree. It's done elsewhere
  • Reelee (21/11/2017, 12:43) Like (43) Dislike (3) Reply
    What have these comments got to do with a man who was shot at his home? These bloggers are a set of 'faceless heartless creatures'. Shame on all of you.
    • True (21/11/2017, 16:36) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Reeled, I agree with you.
    • answer (21/11/2017, 21:45) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
      Because his comment is directed to the immigrants of a specific locale who are responsible for the social demise of the BVI. Our economy is at stake because of a natural disaster and they are ,on a daily basis advertising their murderous instincts in an effory to seal our fate.
    • Sue (22/11/2017, 06:14) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      Reelee you couldn’t say it any better. They are just a set of selfish sick backsides with their stupid comments
  • de silent one (22/11/2017, 01:43) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ccc, the incident did not happen during the curfew hours. It was long before the curfew would have started. I wish that some of the folks would stop making matters of these nature a born here or non born here issue. It should be, and is a matter for all of us that lives here and call these Islands home regardless of nationality.
  • Just Woke (22/11/2017, 04:39) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Seems like the wrong people them getting touch up. The people who are making peoples life like hell. Making people suffer unnecessarily are walking the streets and living free and happy.. These Gun men need to get their act together put the guns down. Stop using them on the small man. Poor and suffering like them
  • fish (22/11/2017, 06:19) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am praying for him and his family
  • wow (22/11/2017, 07:41) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    @Reelee shame that does not begin to tell the disgust that one will have with these people in these Virgin Islands
    They promote illiteracy in this country and no one seems to figure it out look at the education system of lately , you have ministers coming out and saying in our house of assembly send the looters home send this set home ,we just had the speaker of the house said not in my house with regards to the swearing in of the governor who is the queens representative now they are broke because of whatever they did with tax payers money now they running to the same UK for help and want the same governor to help them after they turned down the help that was given they used the same bully pulpit to get rid of the state of emergency when the governor went to England for help but let me ask this question
    Who is going to pay the taxes ?
    Who is going to pay the NHI?
    Who is going to pay the social security?
    Who is going to do their work on their homes and businesses?
    Who is going to pay they over inflated rent Do that they can live the life?
    Who is going to buy their over price generators and beds from their supermarkets ?
    I am a born here and I know who will ,the same people they want to send home the same ones they want to use as scape goats but there will be s day when all of us will need these same people they are not dogs they are not trash they are our Caribbean brothers in the struggle together trying to help our families from day to day in the struggle from the haves and the previleged in these islands
  • Don’t Worry (22/11/2017, 11:23) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    • Amen (22/11/2017, 14:07) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      Who the hell cares as long as the work is done and they are paid? Whether born here or not.
      If you want to work here, you must buy your permit. Who gone buy it me?
      If you want to live here, you have to pay the people them rent till you buy land, we have to do it too.
      All ah we have to pay NHI and all ah we have to pay social security cause all ah we benefiting from it when time come.
      Whoever is caught looting, whether locals or what, I you commit the crime, BVI imposes their penalty. Oh well. Let them have their hands out begging the UK. Its their judicial rights to do so cause I have my hands out and their rights is to fulfil my needs and every person living in this territory needs. Belonged, born here or sponsored. We all have rights that was bestowed upon us that can be taken from us by will or by force. We need to live with it and give God thanks and stop our foolishness before he allow his wrath to pass before our face again. We are all God's children. Do what's expected of you, obey them that has the rule over you, live and let live, do unto others as YOU WOULD HAVE IT DONE UNTO YOU
  • student (22/11/2017, 15:32) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    He was my wood work teacher hope he get well soon!
  • Expat (22/11/2017, 17:29) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Speedy recovery Paul.. You hve had enough disaster for this year. God bless you and yours.
  • original (23/11/2017, 07:41) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    As someone that was born here and parents were born here. I apologize on behalf of my fellow people. I fell in love with a beautiful woman that was not from here and my mother seem to not like her so much for the mere fact that she simply was born on a different island. I love my mother but honestly did not give a shit. I feel sorry for my mom because she goes church every Wednesday and Sunday but yet have so much hate in her heart. Expats come here for a better life and mean they will have a better life. Just like bvi landers go to the main land and are sometimes better off than the people that were raised there. If Irma ain't teach us how to be better people nothing else will.... Get better soon Meyers
    • Expatato (23/11/2017, 21:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are right to a point. It is odd that Tolians share the disgust at some of the racism in the US yet many have an ingrained intolerance or even dislike of people from other islands or further away. But remember many do t come for a better life, just a different one to help sustain financial services or tourism. They sometimes complain but it is normally why or how do we make things better. Many have come from places with far more amenities and culture but they love what the Bvi offers as well and want the best for BVI. Look around at how expats from all over have been cleaning and rebuilding from the first morning after Irma
  • Colleague (23/11/2017, 19:55) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Our thought and prayers are with you mr myers
  • visitor (23/11/2017, 22:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Education Minister needs to decry the attack on the teacher. this person works in Education.

    An innocent child life was lost. How can the attackers sleep? i dont kno about yall but things have chaged here in the BVI. Its still a beautiful place to call home. We need to help the police to better protect us. Im sure that there are persons witholding information that the police can use. Come forward can you be so sure that the next victim is not your family member?

    Rub hands like birds/ G4L gives me the creeps, who are these people?

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