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UPDATE: Police confirm 2 dead, 18 injured in CGB tourist bus accident

- RVIPF assigns liaison officer to work with cruise line, Tourist Board & families as probe continues
December 6th, 2015 | Tags: Accident tourists killed Cane Garden Bay Round Hill
The bus transporting tourists that ended up in an accident on the Cane Garden Bay Hill. Photo: Team of Reporters
Police moments ago confirmed that this morning’s December 6, 2015 accident at Cane Garden Bay in the vicinity of Round Hill involving a tour bus resulted in two deaths and 18 being injured. Photo: VINO
Police moments ago confirmed that this morning’s December 6, 2015 accident at Cane Garden Bay in the vicinity of Round Hill involving a tour bus resulted in two deaths and 18 being injured. Photo: VINO
Another view of the scene of the fatal accident. Photo: VINO
Another view of the scene of the fatal accident. Photo: VINO
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Police moments ago confirmed that this morning’s December 6, 2015 accident at Cane Garden Bay, a story first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online, resulted in two deaths and 18 injured.

The accident, involving a tour bus, took place in the vicinity of Round Hill.

“Police are confirming a lone-vehicle traffic collision late this morning involving a tour bus while the bus was descending the Cane Garden Bay Hill. Of the 20 passengers aboard, 18 were taken to Peebles Hospital for treatment; two were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was uninjured,” said a press release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

It said that Police, BVI Fire and Rescue and medical personnel all attended the scene. It said too that members of the BVI Tourist Board and cruise ship personnel were also in attendance both at the scene and at the hospital to provide needed assistance to passengers.

“Police have also assigned a Police Liaison Officer to work along with the cruise line, the Tourist Board and families while investigations are ongoing,” said the release.

The Police confirmed that all 20 passengers were visitors aboard the cruise ship Celebrity Summit.

“The cause of the collision is still under investigation therefore the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is asking persons to be respectful with their comments and postings as relatives are being notified and investigations are ongoing,” the release said.

See previous article published on December 6, 2015:

Bus transporting tourists crashes in CGB, two killed, several injured

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- (Post Time: 12:15pm) At least two persons were said to have been killed and several others injured as a bus transporting tourists to Cane Garden Bay beach ended up in an accident along Cane Garden Bay Hill around 11:30am today, December 6, 2015. 

According to reports, the bus lost control along the area near Round Hill.

It is not clear how exactly the accident occurred along the steep and wet roadway.

Police Information Officer Diane Drayton has confirmed that two persons have died as a result of the accident.

Medical personnel, fire officers and police are on the scene. 

More details to follow shortly.

145 Responses to “UPDATE: Police confirm 2 dead, 18 injured in CGB tourist bus accident”

  • Observer (06/12/2015, 12:28) Like (52) Dislike (3) Reply
    So sad condolences to this family
    • Observer (06/12/2015, 13:12) Like (21) Dislike (3) Reply
      i seocnd the motion very sad day!
    • very very sad (07/12/2015, 02:02) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      My dearest condolences go out to the surviving families of those who died in this tragic accident. May God be with you all and a speedy recovery is wished to the injured.

      On another note as we await the findings, I have my concerns about those particular types of buses on steep, wet, slippery winding roads in general. This just appear to so top heavy and not best suited to transport passengers in such road environments. My concern is also for school children who ride such buses daily, at times overloaded with children cramped and standing. Believe it or not, sometimes at ridiculous speeds too. I constantly pray for their safety and that something like this will never occur.
      • mrlpoohbear@aol.com (10/12/2015, 18:40) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        I am The Mother From one of the injured lady"s , that is fighting for her live.I don't wish a trip like this on any one.All we can do is pray and hope.Any one that rides a bus like this needs prayers
        • jerseygirlalice (11/12/2015, 13:04) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          My thoughts and prayers are with Diane and the entire family! I am praying for her recovery!
  • 123 (06/12/2015, 12:28) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    very sad very sad
  • SCBM (06/12/2015, 12:32) Like (61) Dislike (16) Reply
    this is so sad...but they need to get those old taxi drivers off the road...alot of them can hardly walk properly and driving tourist and residents around...
    • please (06/12/2015, 14:47) Like (34) Dislike (10) Reply
      Its those inferior Hyundai cheap vehicles them need to get off the road. We never had these incidents w the safari buses which were ford,chevy......
      • Mountain Girl (06/12/2015, 17:03) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
        So True I don't like those bus at all! They don't seem safe at all and should only drive on flat.
        condolences to the family of those lost, I pray that all others do well health wise.
      • Hmm (06/12/2015, 18:15) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        Now is not for blame, however, Hyundai buses perhaps, that particular model is not meant for mountainous areas, the area where they are manufactured and used most is flat land, not steep, wet, slick roads with sharp corners. Some of their model cars have very good ratings, as a matter of fact, all brands have good ones and sketchy ones. However, this seems to be just unfortunate and road conditions, also. As I read on other sites, perhaps the driver should have used Windy Hill instead of this route, who knows. I do know though, that this is very unfortunate and families are crying and sad now because of this unfortunate accident. My deepest sympathies.
        • Em (10/12/2015, 13:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Did the bus have seat belts? My sister-in-law might still be alive if she hadn't been thrown around so much, sustaining massive internal injuries.
          • Bob, (14/12/2015, 15:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
            My heart sank of the news. My wife and I passed this Bus on hill. We were on trip from Celebrity, same type bus .Heading back from beach, and I told my Wife that that Bus was a taxi and I heard much cheaper to take. We were in last seat holding on tight. It was worse then Disney Ride. Some hills were I would say are 20 o Grade. Brakes chattering, no shocks Our young Driver at hairpin turns (180'0 ) U-Turn. Would keep honking Horn and did not stop. And No there are no seatbelts. Open on left side and 6 in high rail on Right. Once Again we are sorry to hear of all losses
      • Music (06/12/2015, 20:54) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Oh yeah? Safari bus at Sky World a few years ago?
  • kik (06/12/2015, 12:37) Like (24) Dislike (167) Reply
    the NDP obeah still roaming the land we need two days of no work just praying to clean up the BVI from evilness real talk
    • the rock (06/12/2015, 13:03) Like (96) Dislike (7) Reply

      why this foolish A$$ blog, people of the world, I apologies on behalf of the bvi

    • nonsense (06/12/2015, 13:04) Like (56) Dislike (3) Reply
      Stfu with that nonsense ayo make every damn thing political..ppl died show some sympathy gosh man!
    • wize up (06/12/2015, 13:09) Like (37) Dislike (5) Reply
      @ KIK; just for your information: there is a time for everything under the sun and its time for you to stop being an @$&-hol&(just saying, nothing personal)
    • Proper Virgin Islander (06/12/2015, 13:18) Like (22) Dislike (60) Reply
      Why don't you take your lazy half Christian self to work instead of posting nonsense on vino bout obeah

      Real Virgin Islanders didn't have to worry bout nonsense like that till y'all half breed down islanders come up here working it so instead of blaming our government .... Blame you people
      • @proper Virgin islander. (06/12/2015, 17:23) Like (9) Dislike (17) Reply
        First time I hear about obeah is Tortola. Tortola is known around the Caribbean as little Haiti. Every here run to Haiti when something happened to them and when things don't go their way.. Stop your shit. Check your facts. From long look to Belle vue to baughers bay to Purcell to Cane garden bay..I know. So you are either naive, dont walk out or don't have friends
      • half-breed islander (07/12/2015, 08:33) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
        Cause tortola is a continent and say thanks cause if we didn't come here you real Virgin islanders would still be going on your brother sister father etc
        • smh! (07/12/2015, 12:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

          Inbreeding?! I am from two original families of the VI and we have no inbreeding in our ranks! Your hungry sk**t trying to justify your migration to the BVI for the ALMIGHTY DOLLAR (US)!

        • @ half-breed islander (07/12/2015, 15:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          UMMMM....... Only old man does want ayo have a seat..
      • real tark (07/12/2015, 11:45) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        @Proper virgin islander...there ain't nothing proper about You,You in the same low class with "KIK"..You should go check your gene pool,ya'll probably related!!
    • NHI (06/12/2015, 16:07) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      You got to be the one working the obeah why you so strong talking about this obeah.
    • @kik (06/12/2015, 16:08) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      you are a numpty
    • Mountain Girl (06/12/2015, 17:44) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      You were the obeah witch they who work for them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • sad sad sad (06/12/2015, 12:39) Like (57) Dislike (3) Reply
    Some of these drivers rushing in order to make 3 or more trips. my condolences goes out to the famalies of the victims.
  • me (06/12/2015, 12:42) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    That ain't that williams boy bus?
  • imagine the bad publicity now? (06/12/2015, 12:45) Like (82) Dislike (5) Reply
    The vehicles that transport tourist needs special inspection to make sure that they have the proper gear ratios, good brakes, healthy drivers and a good insurance.
    • Guest (06/12/2015, 13:31) Like (75) Dislike (9) Reply
      It is sad... but you know Tortola they are not worried about that they just worried about more ships coming in forget the basic requirements that need to be addressed for the increase in tourist visits like proper road inspection/maintenace, lifeguards, drivers, drainage for roads,..etc... Most other countries i know their transportation authority puts you through the grinder you have to take medical tests and yearly skill assessments to hold your medallions, don't even get into the vehicle inspection for passenger transportation verses regular vehicles. The number of ships coming in sure do look nice though huh?... The bad press from these events do not outweigh the dollars from the ships i guess..And before anyone jumps down my throat understand sarcasm. And before anyone yells time and place, you all need to stop living in denial and sticking your heads in the sand every time something happens. This is what the 3rd or 4th tourist tragedy in a month now? When exactly is the right time to spark a conversation on what needs to be implemented the 4th and 5th??? We have basic issues, standards, policies and requirements that must be adequately addressed before we jump on the mega tourist band wagon train. This government needs to understand this. It makes no sense to bolster the number of tourists if certain issues are not addressed.
    • local life matters (06/12/2015, 13:33) Like (68) Dislike (38) Reply
      you racist pig what about locals? black life matters too!!! so the extra inspection should only be for tourist? silly fool
      • mrlpoohbear (10/12/2015, 23:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        All lives matter.With stuppet coments like this I would not spent 5cents thear
    • Heavy❤️ (06/12/2015, 14:15) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
      Are you serious with your comment/ statements - a life is a life regardless of your class. So if it was any any other persons being transported, sorry just a regular human like me and my family - your comment would have been at a different tune, if any at all.

      People think out loud before you scribble. Have you not heard of the latest health trends - it is not so that our elders are passing alarmingly, it's us -- we are now the face of the many death stricken health issues and crisises. Do you think that because you drive a brand new vehicle you are less accident prone than me in my used one or do you feel it's because your vehicle was serviced and provided with a clean bill of health you are 'safe' -- none of these things are guaranteed and it only takes a second or for a mishap or more so the force of nature and human inability when faced with a dire situation. I don't know and neither do you so I wish not to speculate or judge anyone.

      It's very sad that this has happened and I extend my condelences to the family and friends of those that lost their lives and hope that no one else succumbs as a result. Also speedy recovering and best wishes to all those that may have endured physical I have the formula and mentally.

      We need to stop speculating and speaking negatively and to understand that no one knows their faith, not even in an attempted suicide.

      We're praying for everyone and these beautiful VI.
    • Traffic guru (06/12/2015, 16:14) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Real talk I agree 10000%
    • slim (07/12/2015, 10:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      only tourist bus needs special inspection?????
  • Hmm (06/12/2015, 12:47) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wow, hmm well maybe its because of how these ms does be driving like its some wacky go-kart race on this island, but RIP to the 2 persons who didn't made it and safe recovery to the ones who were brutally injured, smh life.
  • no no no (06/12/2015, 12:56) Like (19) Dislike (16) Reply
    more tourists more problems more accidents
    • Me (06/12/2015, 13:19) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
      And more a holes blogging!!!
    • Youth (07/12/2015, 15:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Are you stupid ? More tourist more revenues.. Don't blame the tourist coming to the BVI for the bus drivers carelessness. As soon as you can equal the about of money the tourists bringing in you can talk..
  • BVI we need prayers (06/12/2015, 12:58) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    My deepest sympathy to those affected.
  • wrong gear or failed brakes? (06/12/2015, 13:01) Like (58) Dislike (0) Reply
    I can see that the driver tried his best because he ran up in that drive way to avoid more casualties.
  • slippery when wet (06/12/2015, 13:02) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't trust those big buses on that hill especially when it is raining.
  • ???? (06/12/2015, 13:04) Like (36) Dislike (1) Reply
    Are some of these buses fit for the types of roads/hills in the BVI????
    • Amp (06/12/2015, 16:19) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      Some of those vehicles are not fit for touring and the tourist board need to put something in place where they have to prove their buses are maintained regularly. Some kind of paper work from a garage. Now we will Loose this cruize line again. Was that same cruize line the tourist was on when he died in that accident cause by crash dummy. They pulled out their ships and the port beg them to come back this season. Well I guess we can kiss them goodbye for good this time. We don't need this for our country right now.
  • cay (06/12/2015, 13:13) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    hope the youth insurrance and lic up to date
  • UK student (06/12/2015, 13:18) Like (4) Dislike (83) Reply
    i pray this was not an ISIS attack or else we got to call in the USA and France
  • qc (06/12/2015, 13:21) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    god save our gracious queen
  • wize up (06/12/2015, 13:24) Like (47) Dislike (1) Reply
    the territory is venturing into areas that needs better infrastructure to sustain... we need more emergency response units: we need emergency response units in each village, when time matters to have response units coming from road town is not a good option..can our current health care system deal with mass casualties/ mass urgent care requirement ( at times our leaders puts the cart before the horse)...once we have plans to move mass numbers of people accidents will happen and that should be factored in to our development plans ( emergencies will happen are we truly equip to deal with them)
  • sad (06/12/2015, 13:27) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    so sad. Even worse as I was watching a bus last week come up Joes Hill last week and it crossed my mind who checks these buses to make sure they are working?
    I wished I had said it allowed to those in charge.
    • GUI (06/12/2015, 14:25) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      A l o u d....had you said it "allowed"you would not have been heard,for real.
      • please (07/12/2015, 00:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Either way they would have been ignored. Around here, someone always has to die before anything is done. Being proactive is strange to this god forsaken place..
  • cocoa bay pon top ah taws (06/12/2015, 13:32) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Suppose that bus had crashed into another bus coming up the hill? Suppose that bus had gone down the hill?
  • CJ (06/12/2015, 13:33) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Father please guide n protect the others,and codolenses to the love ones of the two
  • Reply (06/12/2015, 13:34) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    some of you commenting on here have no moral compass
  • brace yourself (06/12/2015, 13:36) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just last week a taxi driver was sued for big bucks.
  • ???? (06/12/2015, 13:39) Like (6) Dislike (19) Reply
    Will the NHI take care of the injured???? Who footing the bill???? Is that cruiseline registered with the NHI????
  • Political Observer (06/12/2015, 13:39) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    I feel like stating the obvious, it was a bad accident and lets wait for all the details
  • bad roads/bad drivers (06/12/2015, 13:40) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The BVI is fast becoming the land of road fatalities.
    • just asking... (06/12/2015, 20:41) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Where is the money mark got from the bvi social security?
  • small island (06/12/2015, 13:44) Like (15) Dislike (16) Reply
    Where is the NDP on this a sad day in the BVI? I have my timer on to see if funny man or tt man will jump in front the camera first....we only need to here from we Premier or the done deal man...hope they do not play politicks with this tragic event
    • wize up (06/12/2015, 14:34) Like (7) Dislike (37) Reply
      @ small island; just out of curiosity why only when white folks are involved in incidents in this territory we want everything to stop and give them our undivided attention: blacks gets injured and I don't hear one word from the poltical system BUT now there is an urgent call to hear from the government: as a matter of fact we calling it a sad day in BVI; it was an accident yes its unfortunate but still an accident (our people gets injured each and every day as well; do you hear from any member of government)...nothing personal so don't tar and feather me please???
      • Dragon (06/12/2015, 19:11) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
        "wize up" you should be tared and feathered and run out of town also for such insensitive racist comments.Two people died idiot.
        • wize up (06/12/2015, 23:19) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          @ dragon, some how I truly agree with you!! NOW you make me leave town, you piece of $&it..

  • Lily Ann (06/12/2015, 13:46) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    OMGGGG .....
    • THE REAL QUESTION (06/12/2015, 23:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      What we can do, and must do, to make it harder for such accidents to happen?
  • Gospel (06/12/2015, 13:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    hope is not domestic terrorism
  • Really (06/12/2015, 13:47) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hate those buses. They create a smokefest going up the hilss and they are not ready. Stick with the safaris. Condolences to the families....
  • Janet Williams (06/12/2015, 13:52) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    I hate to say it, but it is time to shut down the comments section on all deeds news sites.
  • about time (06/12/2015, 13:52) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
    We need a tunnel cut thru the hills from the bottom of joe's hill to cane garden bay.
  • Concerned Tolian (06/12/2015, 13:55) Like (3) Dislike (10) Reply
    This is so very sad and can have a terrible impact on our beautiful tourist destination. Are these busses getting a regular technical check-up before the licence is renewed? The tires, the brakes.....? Is that not the same driver, where a young handicapped man died in an accident he had caused? My heart is going out to the family and friends of the victims
    • results (06/12/2015, 14:28) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
      Crash dummy went to jail for 1 let us see if this guy will go to jail for 2
  • ffff (06/12/2015, 13:59) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    naggr
  • sad day (06/12/2015, 14:14) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Words of comfort goes out to the family and love ones of those involved in this tragic accident...to the driver I say be strong, no one knows what you're going through right now. May the support of friends and the memories of you love ones carry you on....
  • Liat 521 (06/12/2015, 14:21) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    very sad but this too shall pass
  • hill time (06/12/2015, 14:31) Like (7) Dislike (14) Reply
    sad!!! the block the road to town from sea cows bay and don't understand that a lot of people can not drive over that hill esp woman and plus it's raining , why just get people to direct traffic ,sad to say but more waiting to happen .
    • ship (06/12/2015, 15:58) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      Locals does not count
    • wize up (06/12/2015, 16:06) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ hill time; I must agree with: we need the road improvement projects but no proper signs are posted or no persons to direct the flow of the traffic as a matter of fact we have motorists still speeding in areas where the roads are being carried out...the ministry of works needs to do a far better job to ensure that proper signs are posted and someone is posted on job sites to regulate the flow of traffic.... But we usually wait until someone gets injured and then fix the problem
  • bvi (06/12/2015, 14:38) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    To the uk student u such a dummy how u get school on our tax money fool
  • Music (06/12/2015, 15:07) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Stop all tourist bus and taxi tours until all vehicles and drivers are checked out for everything. This will mean a shake up at DMV whose procedure for testing are laughable. This will protect tourists and locals alike.
  • Queen Mary (06/12/2015, 15:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Extending sympathy and comfort those involved in this tragedy . To the people of the Bvi and to the driver of yh errant vehiclend c
  • crying (06/12/2015, 15:17) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    When a bus driver honks and honks and must swing out for the curve and STILL some fool in an oncoming car pays no attention even on dry roads it is a hazard. Rental cars need to be told what happens on the hills. Just sayin. He is a good driver whose world was just turned upside down. And we may never know the reason. Accidents happen. I know from experience. The families of those who died will never be the same either.
  • cha!! (06/12/2015, 16:07) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    people are so full of nonsense before they think like a human they will thing like a ASS!!!

    its has non to do with what most of what you all are posting...
    have anyone NOTICE ITS RAINING !!!!!
    I wish the best to all and my condolence to all family.
    MAY THE LORE BE WITH THE FEW IDIOTS AS WELL :)
  • moses (06/12/2015, 16:12) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply

    A CHEAP MOTHER F@#$%^ BRAND OF VEHICLES AND SHOULD BE BANNED FROM THE ISLAND
    SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT WHAT HAPPEN TO THE TOURIST
    BUT AT THE SAME TIME MARK NEED TO GET HIS LAZY @$$ UP AND FIX THE @#$%^&* ROADS PROPERLY
    NOT THESE PATCH PATCH F#$%^ WHAT HE DOING, GUESS HE FULL OF PATCHES HIM SELF
    FOR THE SHORT PERIOD OF TIME ONLY TOURIST YOU HEAR DYING IN THE BVI
    THAT IS BAD THE TOUR INDUSTRY AND THEN WHEN THE SHIPS WILL STOP COMING CAUSE OF THIS THE @#$%^& GOVERNMENT WILL START TO CRY THEIR @$$ THAT THE TOUR INDUSTRY IS DOING NO GOOD, ALL THIS IS HAPPENING CAUSE OF THE LAME WORK THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS DOING, WE NEED BETTER ROADS BETTER DRIVERS AND BETTER TOUR BUSES AND NOT THOSE CHEAP ASS LIGHT @#$%^&* WASTE BRAND

  • nagico (06/12/2015, 16:14) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    they should come to us for better insurance
  • ccc (06/12/2015, 16:25) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    The sky is falling
  • who is responsible? (06/12/2015, 16:26) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is simple. Taxis that are capable of carrying 20 or more passengers hould be inspected 3 times a yr for brakes, tyre, steering, clutch and drivers visibility. And taxi that capable of carrying 10 to 20 passengers should be inspected twice a year for the same things.
    Be serious about the industry. Get the foundation strong.... People come for fun and sun now look what happened. My heart aches. Who is responsible. Is it the government?
  • oil (06/12/2015, 17:00) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Its the rain supid
  • my wish (06/12/2015, 17:19) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Same type that crashed on Windy Hill a few years back. My deep Condolences to the families of those who were lost and hope the injured recover soon.
  • ems (06/12/2015, 17:26) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    i want to thank the firemen and emt for saving more lifes
  • @oil the nut (06/12/2015, 17:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You idiot. This a serious situation. We are looking for solution's and you with you uneducated statement.. Strruupppees. Calling people stupid..let me just ignore you..
  • Mountain Girl (06/12/2015, 17:37) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some other party person is taking this thing personal. They did not cause the accident! As a matter of fact if it is one of those long bus; I personally don't feel that they are mountain and deep slopes ready. they look like if the wind blow to hard they will topple over, I watch them all the time when they pass through my village. And why when anything happen people always jump on the Government? did they cause the accident.?
  • @oil (06/12/2015, 17:40) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    The rain?
    Really?
  • Online Now (06/12/2015, 18:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    police always late with information
  • --------------------- (06/12/2015, 18:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    so said to read this vino my love goes out to all affected!
  • ... (06/12/2015, 18:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Poor black jeep got taken away from the bar for the accident. First time we see it down Main Street in years.
  • wake up bvi (06/12/2015, 18:41) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    My condolences to everyone who has been affected by this terrible accident. More and bigger ships, more tourist to one destination taxis gonna be after more money forgetting the consequences. How many more drowning of cruise shippers in cgb the government wants, how many more taxis backup and can't make it to the cane garden bay beach and fatal accidents do the government wants before solving this problem. We don't need a science lab to figure and solve this problem, have these tours go to other beaches where the journey does not consist of steep Hills that putting pressure on these vehicles and the driver then having lifeguards for safety. Immediately some of this tourist traffic needs to be going East and West. Or its just another government corruption to get the rich richer no matter the fatalities. Immediately immediately immediately direct tours to other Beach destination
  • jokers (06/12/2015, 18:46) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    all taxis and tour buses should be no older than 10 YEARS AND I MEAN THAT
  • Revelation revealed (06/12/2015, 19:12) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let's try and solve this corrupt problem now, acute inspection of drivers and brakes every morning of cruise ship , have some tours and beach goers experience long bay beef Island, West and smugglers Cove then life guards for safety on the beaches.
  • pat (06/12/2015, 19:30) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Stop the blame game a tragic accident accorded so let’s be there for the family of those who passed and work on addressing the issues after the investigations.
  • ...... (06/12/2015, 19:30) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Once again, we should be mindful that the world and especially the family of the victims can read our comments, and not just the people of the Virgin Islands. Accidents happen so let's just wait for the details. But at the same time, as a tourist destination, we should do everything that we can to minimize these incidents.
  • cnn (06/12/2015, 19:44) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    rain rain go away this is my touring day!
  • Youth (06/12/2015, 19:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am crying reading this...
  • llkj (06/12/2015, 20:27) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    don't blamre the driver he did damn good fof what he have too work with
  • silent night (06/12/2015, 20:42) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    sad day where is the government? Not a word!
  • Taxi driver (06/12/2015, 20:48) Like (47) Dislike (0) Reply
    First Off, My condolensces to the families that will be affected by this traggic loss!!!

    There are some very good comments and some very negative comments.

    -The transportation system needs to be addressed and assessed by Tourist board officials and Government officials. this problem starts at the minute level -(cruise pier dispatch). guys are hustling back and forth to get jobs but forget that there are many lives at stake (local and tourists) and need to be careful and provide a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Drivers should not be able to drive someone elses "BUS" to make more money by doing more jobs, its hazardous because you may not be accustomed to that vehicle or possess the necessary "class" on your drivers license.

    -Vehicles for tourists need to be checked more frequently and more vigorously!!!

    -If you are registered in the "Small Line" stay In It!!! Its like women, they practice driving in a small car but when they get their license, they want an SUV and can't manage it. Men, stick to your vans or jeeps if that's what you are accustomed too. Leave the COASTERS and SAFARIS to the guys registered in the "BIG Line".

    -A managerial team needs to be put in place. someone from the outside not FRIGGIN "PORT AUTHORITY RENT-A-COPS" who call the line early when it still has work or to save a job for their friends who decide to go liming instead of providing a service to tourists because stats and information about deaths, accidents, problems and concerns need to be recorded and published so that we all can improve our behavior and actions before, during and after tourist season.

    Farewell,
    just love my country.........
  • Concerned (06/12/2015, 21:37) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Why are you people so insensitive. Where are your hearts and minds? There is no need for all the nonsense you are saying. Accidents do happen, and yes lets look into the situation and then determine what should be done to avoid such accidents . Let us stop showing the world our ignorance.
  • Real Talk (06/12/2015, 22:05) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply

    Too much (fat) over weight , old and can't see or walk properly taxi driver her in the bvi. Especially from town to east end. Some doing the government work and still want to be on the road running taxi. greediness.....always a rush to make more than one trip !!!!

  • Darryl (06/12/2015, 23:01) Like (52) Dislike (5) Reply
    To the strangers that have never met us and offered their condolences, thank you. To the people that are ranting about other things, please shut the hell up. I lost one of my sisters in this accident and I, nor her husband, kids and the rest of my family are hurting enough right now and don't need to see these incentive remarks when we are trying to get information about what happened. Thank you in advance taking our feelings into consideration before you continue post.
    • Meredith (10/12/2015, 21:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      My condolences to you, sir. My mom is currently in critical condition and in a coma because of this accident.
      • Darryl (13/12/2015, 13:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Meredith, sending healing thoughts and prayers to your family.
      • Danna (14/12/2015, 23:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Sending your mom, you, your dad and family tons of thoughts and prayers. Praying for strength and quick healing. So sorry you are all going through this.
  • Guest (06/12/2015, 23:32) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    the government needs a new and more forceful strategy against bad roads and good drivers
  • GOD IS IN CONTROL (06/12/2015, 23:41) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Heart felt condolences to all involved in this tragice accident I am parying for the best
  • sea breeze (06/12/2015, 23:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    FREE SPEECH IS STILL THE WAY TO GO
  • shark (07/12/2015, 00:45) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    My deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.first i would like to say to all the people that blogged.none of us was there to know what really happened.let the driver along with the police do their jobs.lives were lost peoples lives would be shattered by this senerio.stop with the negavitity.it could have been anyone.no one knows the circumstances of what unfold during that accident.we are quick to render judgement on our brothers when things happen beyond our control.i know the driver personally.and i know that this brother is a responsible driver.so please support him in this tradgey.its a very touchy sensitive matter we are dealing with.let us all keep positive thoughts and pray for everyone that was involved in this tragic event.
  • So sad :( (07/12/2015, 00:47) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is just a sad situation all around. To the families of the persons who loss their lives, please accept the condolences of the Virgin Islands community we are praying for you. To those who were injured in the accident I wish you all a speedy recovery. To the driver, be strong, I don't know you personally, but I know when you woke yesterday, your intention was just to go out and make a honest living. My thoughts and prayers are with you as well.
  • Shaft (07/12/2015, 06:01) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    My respects to the lives that were taken and the ones that we injured.To spend my earned money to go on a cruise and lose my life that's just sad.Those buses are the problem cause this same sh!t happen with "Crash Dumby"at Stoutt's Look Out.Same weather same bus;Different colour and Different Driver.
  • Sad Reality (07/12/2015, 06:30) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    While I have seen some work going on the BVI is not ready for 8,000 passengers on any given day. St thomas has the infrastructure for Mass Tourism we do not. The long term tourism product has pretty much gone away and the cruise lines are looking all over the place to dump masses of people 80% of who spend little to no money.

    Yes the Taxi drivers make a little more money but at what coast to the territory? This place needs a couple of good Hotels and resorts. Traffic was hell the other day simple trying to get the ferry boat from the round about more then 30min, this is madness.

    The cruise lines are dropping money all over. At the end we will wonder how this could have happened. The answer is simple greed!
  • SMH (07/12/2015, 09:36) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    You can tell that half of these comment was made by people that lack sense!!!
  • slim (07/12/2015, 10:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    uk student is a jackass! condolences to the family.and safe recovery to those in the hospital.
  • Locals don't matter (07/12/2015, 10:28) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    Now we must be respectful with our comments because tourists are involved? This island need Jesus!
  • wonderin' (07/12/2015, 13:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    what happened,exactly? why the BLACKOUT ON THIS STORY? The BLACK OUT looks suspicious, what are they hiding?
  • Demos (08/12/2015, 20:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Port have no leaders Chairman Gone Port Boss gone ,London bridge is falling down .Only when you have a death you want to inspect buses we need leadership not Cookie Monsters.
  • A daughter (10/12/2015, 21:33) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    My mom and dad were on this bus. My dad is very banged up, but okay, and the crash has left my mother in critical condition in a coma. You people are talking about racism and arguing over what lives matter and whatnot, and I'm sitting here 5,000 miles away from home in a hospital with my mom, wondering if I'm ever going to get to see her open her eyes and hear her talk again.
    • cruiser (13/12/2015, 09:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I have read through most of these comments and I agree with you "A daughter". It was a very sad time on the ship when the announcement was made of the bus accident. Many passenger shed tears for the follow cruisers who were injured and prayers continue for those who are recovering. I can't imagine what it must be like for you being so far from home with you mom in coma and your dad injured. I will pray for you and your family and a safe recovery for your mom.
  • Poohbear (11/12/2015, 12:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wy cant we just for once be all People and not talk about money, or color.
  • thinking of you (13/12/2015, 10:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am saddened to read about the injured and the deaths. There is still a long road to recovery for those severely injured.
    As I am reading the postings, it saddens me to see people argue and be insensitive to the families who had loved ones involved. How would you feel if it were your loved ones.

    I think you need to wait to find the cause of the accident before putting blame on "this or that". Yes, maybe things need to be tightened up, such as inspections, etc, but we still do not know the cause of the accident.



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