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UPDATE: Trumayne J. Daway identified as latest murder victim

February 28th, 2018 | Tags: Brandywine Bay shooting shot dead gun crime
26 year old Trumayne J. Daway has been identified as person found shot to death in his SUV at Brandywine Bay in the wee hours of this morning Wednesday February 28, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
A man was found dead in a vehicle at Brandywine Bay, on the main island of Tortola, sometime around 1:00 A.M. on February 28, 2018. The body bore multiple gunshot wounds, according to reports reaching our newsroom. Photo: Team of Reporters
A man was found dead in a vehicle at Brandywine Bay, on the main island of Tortola, sometime around 1:00 A.M. on February 28, 2018. The body bore multiple gunshot wounds, according to reports reaching our newsroom. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Our newsroom can now confirm that the lone male found shot to death in his SUV, with number plate: PL 630, at Brandywine Bay in the wee hours of this morning Wednesday February 28, 2018 is local resident, 26 year old Trumayne J. Daway aka 'Passion'.

Family members and next of kin have been advised, according to a close family member who spoke to our newsroom.

Mr Daway’s last known address was Paraquita Bay, Tortola and he was a former employee of the Solid Waste Department.

Recently, he started assisting with the operations of a car wash, in Lower Estate, Road Town across from the Elmore Stoutt High School.

Police investigations are active and the body of the deceased has been removed from the crime scene.  

This brings to three the total gun killings in the month of February 2018.

See previous article published February 28, 2018

Body with multiple gunshot wounds found in vehicle @ Brandywine Bay

Details are sketchy but at least three sources have informed our newsroom that a man was found dead in a vehicle at Brandywine Bay, on the main island of Tortola, sometime around 1:00 A.M. on Wednesday February 28, 2018.

The body reportedly bore multiple gunshot wounds.

Our newsroom is working on more details to this story.

It was on Saturday February 10, 2018 that two Virgin Islanders, 24 year old Clevaughn Sweeney and 26 year old Michael Stevens, were shot to death in a vehicle in the area of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School.

There have been numerous other shootings and reports of gunfire in the month of February 2018 on Tortola, with at least two persons suffering injuries.

165 Responses to “UPDATE: Trumayne J. Daway identified as latest murder victim”

  • foy (28/02/2018, 05:25) Like (9) Dislike (10) Reply
    Where is the crime plan?
    • street reporter. (28/02/2018, 06:20) Like (42) Dislike (21) Reply
      This one is now on the government, The Governor and the Commissioner of Police. They keep asking for into from the public but they are not listening. Take the Scooters off the road at nights.. Honestly im in favor of back benchees take over we may have people who listen to the public...
      • chad (28/02/2018, 07:35) Like (49) Dislike (9) Reply
        Nothing in this article was said about a scooter being involved any way or form.
        • @wow (28/02/2018, 09:56) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
          It a hidden clue you idi......
        • call (28/02/2018, 12:27) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
          I do agree. However did you notice since these scooters on the road there incident keep happening.
        • pete (28/02/2018, 16:08) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
          Maybe street reporter knows more than everyone else since he stated scooters. No where in this story did they mention a scooters. I feel sorry for this poor young man who lost his life and for his family who now have to bury their child. Heartbreaking.
        • viewer (01/03/2018, 12:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          It's in a separate article from this
      • please (28/02/2018, 07:48) Like (101) Dislike (0) Reply
        These are targeted killings. Blame govt all you want but killing will never stop once you have so so dealings in the streets.
        • Well (28/02/2018, 09:36) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
          To my understanding budgets been cut to customs jist like the police. If the resources low and they couldn't patrol the sea to decrease the import of illegal weapons I think gov deserve some blame.
          • @Well (28/02/2018, 14:44) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
            Budgets weren’t cut. $5M has just been allocated to the law enforcement agencies.
        • for real (28/02/2018, 11:20) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
          Finally someone with sense. Like its not obvious whats going on.
      • @Street Reporter (28/02/2018, 08:02) Like (16) Dislike (8) Reply
        So you’re telling me that someone can’t use a vehicle and kill someone? That’s what you’re foolishly saying?!
      • Huh? (28/02/2018, 09:34) Like (9) Dislike (25) Reply
        What does scooters have to do with ANYTHING as far as this news article go?! Ppl dumb bad eh?! Jah!
      • billyb (28/02/2018, 09:47) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
        How ayo no seh tis someone on a scooter kill dis dude????
        (but I agree, they are a nuisance)
      • SMH (28/02/2018, 10:00) Like (19) Dislike (10) Reply
        scooter doing the shooting or human doing it with guns?
        • SCOOT (28/02/2018, 14:22) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
          The humans who doing it with guns using backhoes to get away. There you go. Hope this answers your question.
    • Observer (01/03/2018, 08:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Residents in Brandywine Bay said they heard about nine shots around nine o'clock that night but thought they were testing their guns and did not report it. It was only in the morning on their way to work they realized it was another killing. So sad. I consider nine o'clock high day.
  • observant (28/02/2018, 05:44) Like (74) Dislike (2) Reply
    The question is actually what are the actions now? Too much dialogue and no direct action. These pests are comfortable because they commit crimes and go back the buildings that they live in and not the cold forest to hide. These terrorists have it easy. No pressure at all from the authorities. They aren't tough and prey on the fear of an alarmed society. I am of the firm belief that if the police hunt them down relentlessly and isolate them from their safe havens, we'll see a great reduction in criminal activities.
    • Really (28/02/2018, 06:42) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
      Are you saying that the police should go to their homes??
      • Commi (28/02/2018, 12:36) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
        Yes. Take them dead or alive. At this point I really don't care. They all look like they want to die any way
    • pete (28/02/2018, 11:29) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
      we need to find a way to make people feel safe enough to tell what they know. It is a small island for Pete's sake!
      Someone knows something.
      • Something to consider (28/02/2018, 18:45) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
        The fact that it’s a small island is why no one is speaking.
  • Listen well (28/02/2018, 05:59) Like (39) Dislike (20) Reply
    God is not pleased. We need to all repent and take Him seriously; He cannot lie. What He says He will do. This place wayyyyyy out of control. Lawless is what we are...
    • NezRez (28/02/2018, 09:11) Like (33) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Listen well... God told us how to live and we won’t listen. We are not pleased, we need to repent, we need to stop the killings, adultry, stealing, lies. Everything we need to do as you said is listen, but not only it! We need our homeland back. I say if any of these criminals are not from here, after serving their time in prison, immediately deport them without ever being allowed back in. We must stop this habit of not giving vital information and as I said before, if you are afraid, then send a letter to the governor without your name, but do something to stop this madness.
  • Drones are NOT the answer (28/02/2018, 06:01) Like (35) Dislike (40) Reply
    The Governor says the drones are what we need. I say NO!!! As bad as these crimes are there is no need to invaded our privacy. I feel he just want to make us like the USA and be a police state under the watchful eye of the Queen. If I were a visitor I would not be happy with a drone following everywhere. I also think it violates our Constitution.
    • stop the madness (28/02/2018, 07:19) Like (26) Dislike (10) Reply
      “Under the watchful eye of the Queen”. The Queen has no authority, she is a ceremonial figure. Therefore, she is not “watching” anything.
    • Seriously (28/02/2018, 08:32) Like (24) Dislike (4) Reply
      U full of sh*t,
      Something have to be done
      And if the drone is the last option to catch the culprit thats what they have to do...
      Maybe u kno whats goin on y u want privacy...cause if they want to keep their privacy they would not be doin the f@*k they doin, an then aryo feeling sorry for them, kmft strupes aryo sickening.
    • ausar (28/02/2018, 12:17) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
      Drones may very well be the only solution to these issues

      Hurry up, already Governor!
  • my 2 cents (28/02/2018, 06:12) Like (13) Dislike (53) Reply
    It's clear the Cop has failed and needs to go!
    • Online Now (28/02/2018, 09:08) Like (52) Dislike (1) Reply
      You could have Sherlock Holmes as the COP, if you ignorant idiots won't tell what you know, even he couldn't solve YOUR problems.
  • Hmmmm. (28/02/2018, 06:15) Like (49) Dislike (7) Reply
    When these Scooters pull along side you at nights its the most scaring feeling. Even if they just over taking. The dzxxmn Scooter Curfew should have been in effect over a month ago.. Bloggers warn that it will continue if these scooters continue to Rome the streets at nights..
    • to hmmm (28/02/2018, 07:58) Like (70) Dislike (1) Reply
      Actually something should have been done about the scooters since last November when they gunned down that innocent child at west end.
      • Peaches (28/02/2018, 12:30) Like (35) Dislike (5) Reply
        EXACTLY!! The government have these little thugs terrorizing the territory as if they 'run' things and laughing at the Police in the meantime! I just heard on the air some nonsense about curfew! How dare curfew even come in the mind of government? Big people should not have to suffer for these little out of control, untrained, spoiled thugs whose parents have them running wild from their childhood! These parents need locking up! The police need to start doing random searches of homes because I feel a lot of these thugs have guns and blood on their hands in these homes! It is about time the government rise up and start taking care of business in this country! 4 years is almost up and I give them an F. I doubt that they can make a passing grade before next election.

        Check out those thugs dressed in white undershirts under that big tree in Baugher's Bay, all day doing nothing but on their phones and surrounded by the scooters, living large! who are the parents for these young men?? obviously they are not working, so therefore they must live with someone! Check out those dressed in black undershirts (I think they are from Belle Vue). Come on! get out on the road and do your job! there are too much blood being shed on this island and Lord help us, if we don't pray to 'ward' off the hand of God from destroying us with another disaster! This is not funny, it is a spiritual warfare that this country is going through!

        A lot of witchcraft and the like is going on and we have still not learned from the August 2017 flood and the two hurricanes! ALL IS NOT WELL IN THIS COUNTRY! CHURCHES NEED TO RISE UP! THE BVI IS UNDER ATTACK BY THE ENEMY! MOTHERS IF YOU HAVE TO TURN IN YOUR SONS, TURN THEM IN! THEIR LIVES ARE AT STAKE. THIS IS VERY SERIOUS!
        • @ Peaches (01/03/2018, 08:02) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          I agree with some of what you’re saying. But you’re judging a book by its cover. Honestly it could be anyone doing the killings not necessarily the guys hanging out under the tree etc. iIt could be someone working a 9-5 doing these same night time killings. Thugs work too so don’t just draw your own conclusions just because you see them under the tree chilling. Sometimes it’s the least obvious person. Lots of people out here living double lives. Ijs
  • hi (28/02/2018, 06:22) Like (22) Dislike (4) Reply
    Wow this is getting serious
  • ayo harden sah (28/02/2018, 06:27) Like (48) Dislike (20) Reply
    • Curfew (28/02/2018, 12:22) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
      Curfew don't stop this ...Is the people of the country have to speak out me them know what's going on ....And two keep off the police them deal with the problem if everyone keep them close ......
      So the is the people.
  • pat (28/02/2018, 06:41) Like (30) Dislike (13) Reply
    Under Dr Smith and that gang crime gone up
  • hmmmmmm (28/02/2018, 06:43) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Sigh (28/02/2018, 06:49) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    Oh my gosh!
  • wize up (28/02/2018, 07:04) Like (35) Dislike (2) Reply
    we need stop search because it will send a message(the police out so leave the guns home) this continuing to respond after the fact to a crime scene is not working....we need enforcement to be more proactive rather than reactive
  • Hmm (28/02/2018, 07:10) Like (44) Dislike (3) Reply
    Whoever close with these ghutman need to confess and say wha going on...something, anything. They coming for ya’ll.
  • peanut (28/02/2018, 07:26) Like (1) Dislike (27) Reply
    You shoulda stop thief from when i born daddy!
    • nana (28/02/2018, 09:17) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
      Who are you to post on behalf of the son? Im his grandmother. You wrong
  • Really!? (28/02/2018, 07:28) Like (32) Dislike (1) Reply
    So the scooters is what doing the shootings? If somebody makes up their mind to shoot someone do y’all think not having a scooter will change their mind?
  • island man (28/02/2018, 07:33) Like (29) Dislike (4) Reply
    From day one I have been asking to address the scooter recklessness with loud noise and in license teen ages riding without helmets. As you say, they born here and are untouchable.
    Just relax and don't take note now. We ent see nothing yet Mr. Premier, Mr. Governor and Mr. Commissioner. No drone will be able to stop the backlash of a reckless generation of youths who disobey the law.
  • 123 (28/02/2018, 07:37) Like (72) Dislike (1) Reply
    This don't have nothing to do wiht the police or having a curfew or scooter .we need to control our kids.
    • Exactly! (28/02/2018, 12:03) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      before there was Irma; we still had crime and curfew or not, if they feel like killing they still would.
    • wize up (28/02/2018, 12:40) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ 123: no child will go home and say to a parent, I just shot a person to death: we forgetting that you lead a horse to water but can’t make it drink: when some them who up and down doing this killing begin to get gun down some of us will be shock who they are.....
  • Suga (28/02/2018, 07:38) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
  • Hmmm (28/02/2018, 07:38) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    We are sure it was gun shots we heard last night around the Long Bush, Lower Estate area little after 10.
  • really?? (28/02/2018, 07:40) Like (79) Dislike (1) Reply
    You all think these shootings happen just like that?? Why not the young ppl report there beef to the police before another take matters in his own hands if you all know the last 5 young men that was shoot at sadly 3 is dead but they are all birds of the same clang... but I guess these young men families will say each one is innocent. But are you with them at all times?
  • Ijits (28/02/2018, 07:40) Like (68) Dislike (3) Reply
    The only reason these crimes continue is because everyone protecting their criminal relatives. Keep it up and there will be a bullet with your name on it
  • rip (28/02/2018, 07:40) Like (36) Dislike (15) Reply
    What the hell are the cops doing besides drinking on the job? Time to bring the army back and install the curfew for anyone under the age of 30. Wake up Tortola stand against this violence. Strike and protest in front of the courts till something is done or we are gonna keep losing our youths.
    • yea (28/02/2018, 09:17) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
      Is people like you who always talk crap about the police one way or the other. One time you say deport the ir down island MS. The next time you say they drinking on the job. Why don’t you do the job you blah blah blah
    • ? (28/02/2018, 09:42) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
      WTF you want police to do about idiotic youngsters who dope up and go out shooting each other?
    • @rip (28/02/2018, 13:06) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Chasing women...
    • Yes (28/02/2018, 16:42) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      You'll be surprise to find out the age of the person/persons involved in these crimes. Age is just a number. So persons 30 or older can't pull the trigger. Get some common sense please!!!!
  • RIP Bongo (28/02/2018, 07:44) Like (7) Dislike (38) Reply
    Justice for Bongo!
  • Hmmm (28/02/2018, 07:45) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    They who and where the elements are and still don't go after them....BS
  • Gumbs (28/02/2018, 07:52) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    Trying to think of who else we can blame for this lawlessness!! Get real Tola
  • Bongo! (28/02/2018, 07:57) Like (7) Dislike (16) Reply
    Karma's a Bitch boo! Got yah.
    • To Bongo! (28/02/2018, 11:50) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      Interesting comment. It seems like this Bongo person was up to no good
      • Back off. (01/03/2018, 15:56) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
        What bongo got to with passion?? You need to back the hell off .
  • billyb (28/02/2018, 08:00) Like (61) Dislike (1) Reply
    Our problem is, our Human Resource Management is WEAK!!!!! They are hiring their friends; a bunch of idiots who are just happy they have a Government job and can lay back and wait for retirement. The ENTIRE Human Resource Management team across Government needs to be removed and put people in place who will hire based on true skills and productivity. A bunch of idiots on the government payroll. We ain gon get no where.
  • OH HELL NO! (28/02/2018, 08:01) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    Drones, drones, drones, drones! Kill um from the skies MUHHHAAAAAAA!!!
  • LocalFatherImmigrantMother (28/02/2018, 08:02) Like (36) Dislike (4) Reply
    Bring back the troops and curfew because this is ridiculous.
  • Sawda (28/02/2018, 08:15) Like (7) Dislike (23) Reply
    From Governor Premier and Government ,VIP ,Police Commissioner and all the Police force should pack up and leave..We need local Police in charge.The terrorist from Trinidad / West End is terrorising the place..The Country knows who doing all the murders but we playing dum..
    • from here (28/02/2018, 09:50) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      If you have proof of that you should submit it so we can get our Island back in order or is it just envy talking the he say she say ish.
    • SHUT UP (28/02/2018, 10:37) Like (3) Dislike (11) Reply
      Y'all just hating and in fact you need to stop blame people because y'all don't like them or envy them. Go pray for y'all little island and cry out to God to stop the killing ..
      • Go Away and don't come back. (28/02/2018, 14:16) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        Maybe Swada knows something. If he does , then a report should be made to the pollice. But in the meanwhile, why don't you and all your criminalistic Trini gang just leave OUR little island.
    • To Sawda (28/02/2018, 10:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Well sinc
    • TO SWADA (28/02/2018, 12:32) Like (2) Dislike (25) Reply
      DO not come on here and try to stigmatize Trinidadians, is one thing if you have the solid proof.. Surely you are dumb and not just playing dumb! Who knows maybe it was you!...

      Leave TRINIDAD AND West End out your vocabulary, what are you trying to do point fingers to shun the real blame from YOU the murderer ... or maybe your friends??? Do not cast blame on the innocent because of jealousy. I do not think the people from West End have time to waste on fools. As if the Local police are not already accepting enough bribes, should they take charge and with most of them that has mentality like yours...WELL sad to say Tortola and all its people are doomed.
      • @ TO SWADA (28/02/2018, 14:20) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        Obviously, it touched a raw nerve for you. The Popo needs to investigate your IP address as you could be either the killer or closely related to them.
    • ? (01/03/2018, 13:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why not say his name here instead of trunk/west?
  • Charley Rose (28/02/2018, 08:15) Like (25) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is very sad to receive such a sad news early in the morning. I thought I was hearing news from another country. I am sure that if this state of affairs continue, the governor will have no alternative than to declare a state of emergency and invite the British troops to maintain law and order.

    It is enshrined in our constitution that if the territory reach at a state where the police cannot maintain law and order or it has become ungovernable, he shall declare a state if emergency and invite the British troops to maintain Law and Order. Do we need that to happen?

    We do not have to look too far in the past when we had the hurricane Irma and Maria. The governor enforced a curfew and many people quarrelled. This type of behaviour is not helping the cause and we will reach to that point where the Governor will have no alternative if this shooting continues. Should we allow a few undesirables to disrupt the peace that we are accustomed to, I am sure we do not need that. So let us work collectively and expose these elements in our society.
    • Who to trust? (28/02/2018, 11:01) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      Hearing the Police Commissioner say that there is no need to do random stop and searches suggests to me that he knows who the criminals are. If that is so Mr. Commissioner, why don't you go and get them? Or is this a plot to destabilize the territory so that the UK can take over?

      Residents are crying out for more police visibility. Do something. We already suffer from the inconvenience of navigating through the potholes. An extra minute to have your vehicle searched is a small price to pay to save our beloved Virgin Islands.
    • resident (28/02/2018, 12:32) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
      The leader is not doing a good job and until he comes to grip of the need of this place we will sink further. This government do not listen to the people. When we had the flood in August and the UK ship came to help he turn them back and he went in the street sweeping with a broom turn backward what that tell us soon after that we were hit with the hurricanes and there is when all hell broke loose because the UK Should have stay in the country longer to keep the place safe instead the so call people who we put in government think they can do things themselves. All they want to get their hands on the ///// plus they do not want the UK to see how corrupt they are. I will like to know how they are getting the guns we do not make them here then the customs have to give account of how much money they collect from the importation. Until we people unite and march to show the leader we had enough nothing will change and I mean civil servants also we have to come together to get better.
  • Whiteman (28/02/2018, 08:16) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    As I said before.....
  • born here (28/02/2018, 08:18) Like (27) Dislike (4) Reply
    Why the police did not go and check the area when resident put up on commuinty board they hear gun shoots that pure lackness and still they say the community aint helping that was more than hlep they rather be out screwing all over the place instead of doing there jobs
  • Sas crise (28/02/2018, 08:21) Like (31) Dislike (3) Reply
    We need back the street lights please,
    Where are the street lights
    I think every street lightpost should have a camera on it.. we need the street lights
  • From HMP (28/02/2018, 08:27) Like (34) Dislike (8) Reply
    No curfew and no banding of scooters fix the royal vi police force and get a new government truth
  • vincyman (28/02/2018, 08:53) Like (26) Dislike (2) Reply
    Nobody to blame but the ppl of the Bvi. WHY?,to many of yall know who are the trigger men behind these crime BUT choose not to tell the police, WHY? Afraid of retaliation?the trigger men drove yall in fear,instead yall do it to them. But it seem they are target killing so the community is safe.
  • Mark (28/02/2018, 08:53) Like (42) Dislike (1) Reply
    This smells like a setup, they need to look into who his friends are.
    • OF Course (28/02/2018, 09:15) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree it was some type of set up. Who is going to be in that area after dark unless you were meeting someone. The criminals is getting bold. What's next? Home invisions?
    • Vanterpool (28/02/2018, 09:42) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
      Only set up here is with you and your NDP conrads!!!! Stop thief we money you see what happen to this thief? Ok then
  • Cuban link (28/02/2018, 09:10) Like (3) Dislike (18) Reply

    St**ky we watching you no he got peanut .we gah deal wid you for dis.. Sm.. Family

    • ....... (28/02/2018, 12:34) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
      More street violence to come. From what I got it is all about one player pocket was large and another player pocket was peanuts. Big time jealousy.
  • Killmonger (28/02/2018, 09:18) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    This has nothing to do with regular crime it's a RECKONING and that last one aint going be pretty atall when it happen.
  • The Streets (28/02/2018, 09:30) Like (24) Dislike (8) Reply
    The police are rat so we not talking
    • and (28/02/2018, 11:10) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      the beat goes on.More to come as part of this is revenge and omitting the middle or the other person who knows the secret plan.Father help us all
  • Jah is watching (28/02/2018, 09:31) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    we need to install hidden cameras throughout the BVI and for sure the criminals will be caught. Since the public know whats going on and dont want to speak, we could use some technology here and it would work,unless the police too know who are these unlawful criminals and not saying a word.
    We are our brothers keeper and should be looking out for each other. Time to stop the boasting of what we have and doing and get real. Those storms we had shoule be our eye opener but its clead that we are all still sleeping. Please lets take care of this country, its ours.
  • reality (28/02/2018, 09:34) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    The police force cannot handle the lawless people of the bvi.its beyond their control but no one would ever accept that ,not now not ever.look at such a small island with over 40 unsolved murders over the last 28 yrs.We the people need to march and asked someone like the Cline (The pastors) who have a large following to lead the march ,telling the governor and government that we the law abiding citizens had enough and we need help from outside to help stop the violence.The police force here cannot stop it ,it's beyond their does not matter what new ideas they come up with they cannot handle the situation. We are living in a very beautiful small island with a large number of NONE law abiding citizens. From the big trucks that operate without licence and insurance,the scooters that operate without licence and insurance,countless traffic violation ,many crimes that go unsolve.the many people that migrating everyday with some serious criminal background. The immigration department need to stop these individuals coming here to work to bring their criminal record with them.the immigration department need to get that record from the place of issue themselves. So when it is know that these individuals commit crimes in there respective countries and that information is withheld we can now hold that country liable .look what happen just three yrs ago with someone from another country who came here to work and live and had serve yrs in prison for murder and there are many more.These might not be the ones committing any of these crimes but we have to start somewhere..look at the numbers of vehicles on the road without licence and insurance my gosh.Lets asked for outside help before it's to late.
  • not nice (28/02/2018, 09:40) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
    We need to stop blame politicians and police for what our communities has become or becoming the first finger pointing should be to parenting.... I know if we start seeing police in every corner of the BVI many of us is going to have a different cry or even if they have a random stop and search.... don't matter how old a child is parents suppose to be concern about there child an I'm sure alot of these latest targets if not all are living with parents...
  • vex (28/02/2018, 09:45) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hope the governor do not over react
  • Lily Ann (28/02/2018, 09:54) Like (24) Dislike (3) Reply
    If Top cop placed that much emphasis is nightly stop and search like he does in the day with seatbelt tickets .... then alot of crimes will cease
  • to the police (28/02/2018, 09:57) Like (8) Dislike (24) Reply
    In some countries, especially in cold cases, the Police spends the money to hire a psychic. Since relatives and family members are here harbouring cold blooded murders and other criminals. This is the only way to go. By any means necessary lets clean up the streets.
    • BIBLE (28/02/2018, 11:12) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
      Psychics carry the same spirit these murderers carrying. Operating in a realm of pure evil.
      • namasta (28/02/2018, 20:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        how about lie detectors? asap! should have had them years ago. Even the thought of having to pass a lie detector is enough to deter some crimes whether it is immiscible or not should not be too big of an issue at least you have if well done pretty accurate results right?
  • F e e d up (28/02/2018, 10:07) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am so feed up of this bull nonsense it's sicking we need back the street lights and also the cameras else God help us all
  • please (28/02/2018, 10:08) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    police need to find out and stop where the youth are getting guns.
    • But how? (28/02/2018, 15:15) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      @please, I see what you are saying but, how is the police going to find this out if the people is covering up the wrongs that is gaining on by refusing to say anything. Let's keep it real, you can buy a gun in the BVI like you are buying a pack of chewing gum it is that easy.
  • Saddened (28/02/2018, 10:10) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    So sad that the BVI has come to this. ... today's youths are our future? Scary! Looks like a clean sweep, by the element of surprise, of the British military is what is needed. Leaving no stone unturned.
    • Yep (04/03/2018, 10:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Today' s youth with crimanality in their DNA. This is what the VI has done to itself.
  • reality (28/02/2018, 10:13) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not nice what really can parents do?I have two adults children I say adults because they over 18 .They are totally the opposite of each other. Brought up in the same home same discipline same everything. One is very lawless and it does not matter what we the parents do one still continues on the part of destruction. We cannot flog an 18 yr old,we could only talk and encourage them to be of better value to such a beautiful island. In the country that I came from in my days growing up we would get a good cutass and if the police is around they would encourage the parents to give a second round.Now if you talk to your children to hard and your neighbors hear and call whether law enforcement or the social services they coming for you because it's abuse. So what can parents really do when in actuality our hands are tied. In the eighties and nineties in this same BVI did you see all this lawlessness going on.i didn't see it .I know for a fact that some parents cover up for their children criminal activities so in that way the parents is also liable but most parents with do that in the name of family and love.we get so accustomed to the incompetent governments and incompetent police force that it was only a matter of time before we get like our neighbouring islands. The people in charge allow it to get out of hand.And another thing is that the many expatriate police officers have loans and mortgages to pay so they reluctant in enforcing the full extent of the law.The reality is we have very weak security ,immigration,customs ,police and a strong social service.My father told me in the mid eighties that this little island is going to come like our neighbouring islands when it comes to crimes but I didn't understand what he was really saying. Now I live to see.Its not to late but we still have a chance to nip it not in the bud but maybe in the trunk.
    • Shameful (28/02/2018, 16:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I endorse this message! Our government departments and police department are complacent and refuse to enforce the laws or act on important matters.

      Why?? Exactly what you said: who scratching whose butt, who’s not from here, whose involved with who, and at the end of the day those same matters they should have addressed develop into a volcano.

      Then we wonder why things are the way they are!
    • Bungee (28/02/2018, 16:52) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Strong social what? A lot of persons can contend that they are the worst of the bunch. The entire system is corrupt.
    • Peaches (28/02/2018, 17:34) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ reality you say one is lawless and out of control. Hmmm perhaps you should have the police come to the home and speak with him! Don't just hide behind your computer and bawl saying that he is lawless! Get up and fight for your child. As long as he is under your roof you need to grab hold of him and get the police to help you. Is he coming in all hours of the night and in the wee hours of the morning? Perhaps he could be one of the killers! SEARCH HIS ROOM! SEARCH EVERYTHING! IF YOU FIND ANYTHING TURN HIM INTO THE POLICE. TRUST ME, YOU WOULD BE DOING HIM A FAVOR!!
  • Pato (28/02/2018, 10:25) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    A sad day for my BVI. Our tourism market could become doomed,if this nonsense is not arrested immediately. We are next to murdering capital in the world the USVI. Places like Dubai and Qutar in the Middle East that have enhanced their tourism market are going to run us out of business. We cannot afford this Lawlessness to continue.
    • True (28/02/2018, 11:40) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      No Tortola tourism is doomed the other islands don't have these kid on gangsters
  • Mr. Hodge (28/02/2018, 11:00) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    “ if you live by the sword, you die by the sword” Although it appears as all these shootings are related and seem to retaliatory, you can’t help but read between the lines when you see the comments. It’s just like a movies when the villain gives his dialogue about his master plan right before he gets caught/killed whatever the outcome. Nonetheless, whatever the affiliation or guilt by association, innocent or not, lives are lives. Another parent has to bury their child and blood is tainting our soil. Generations that were to come now can never be! The killings must end NOW!
  • Policingeffectively (28/02/2018, 11:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Give the police force what they need to police the country effectively. EFFECTIVE POLICING, means at all times you are aware of the potential presents of the police. This is something you experience will living away from the VI. You constantly feel a cop is around the corner ready to give you a ticket for not following the rules of the road and also to put you in jail if you commit a crime.
  • Priorities (28/02/2018, 11:18) Like (9) Dislike (9) Reply
    Meanwhile the Multisports Complex is being occupied by selfish people who refuse to go back to their homes. The few who genuinely have no homes should all be taken to a smaller building, maybe a smaller community center?

    Imagine one of the largest social facilities in the territory is being held hostage by a handful of people. Yet we wonder why the youth get involved in mischief. Lets do more to reach out to our youths. Back in the day we use to settle our beef in the sports arenas and fields etc. but these facilities no longer exist so its to the streets we go.

    • @ priorities (28/02/2018, 16:36) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Before the storm it was used s a church and everything except sports. stop the foolishness
      • the real deal (28/02/2018, 18:21) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
        I also wish priorities could have been more original and used another name instead of using mine
  • blame (28/02/2018, 11:19) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Theres noone to blame but ourselves. We have failed as a people, as a community and especilly- we have FAILED our youths. We have allowed television and the reality of other nations to raise our youths. Theres way too much jealousy, anger, bitterness, sensivity, and the love of money being planted in the mind of our youths. To compact this problem, the youths need consellors. Some of the adults as well need help too but the focus should be on the youths. Guys and girls. We have youths who are jealous of one another for little things. Ones who are envious of one another. Ones who are coward and ones who will simply do anything to get ahead in life. This needs to be look into and then the problem of the use of guns can be tackled. While it is not all bad, if you were to sit on the block, DONT talk and simply LISTEN to their eveyrday conversation- you will understand why these things are happening. God Bless the British Virgin Islands
  • True (28/02/2018, 11:39) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    the guy whos dead loved to play with guns, you live by the gun you will die by the gun
  • Hmm (28/02/2018, 11:58) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Thief no like see thief with long bag....buju banton say so, that’s how the cookie crumbles
  • Resolution (28/02/2018, 12:32) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    well said all, about Police, Government, Governor, Parents, Family, Self and others.
    Now let's regroup and go catch the criminals.
  • hm (28/02/2018, 12:54) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    You all need to stop blaming the government for people making stupid decisions.....Yes they can implement laws, curfews ect. But let me tell you the way these people operating if they want you dead they going to find a way. We can push blame where ever when a situation happens, but at the end of the day it comes down to the individuals involving themselves in what ever they are in. There is only so much government, community, family and parents can do, we all have choices to make and we live and die by them.
  • watcher (28/02/2018, 13:12) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    thanks for the photo vino I know him
  • Google (28/02/2018, 13:27) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Its always sad for loss of life and condolences to family and friends but google the deceased name. hes been on the wrong track for some time
  • A history of crime ending in death (28/02/2018, 13:32) Like (27) Dislike (9) Reply
    Its a slippery slope once you start down that road of criminality

    on May 24, 2013 Trumayne Daway, 20, pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards .

    SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 A mother and her son will know if they will have to serve time at Her Majesty’s Prison after they were found guilty of committing crimes against a police officer. Trumayne Daway, was found guilty on Friday by Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards.

    May 25 2017 A bystander who tried to make off with money that spilled from a gunman’s bag during a robbery was hauled before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for attempted theft. Trumayne Daway pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards.

    July 19, 2017 Less than a month after he reportedly was rescued during an incident at sea, Lower Estate resident Trumayne Daway is being accused of committing a number of offences on land. He has been charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, unlicensed and uninsured vehicle, as well as fraudulent use of license sticker.

    Feb 28 2018 Our newsroom can now confirm that the lone male found shot to death in his SUV, with number plate: PL 630, at Brandywine Bay in the wee hours of this morning Wednesday February 28, 2018 is local resident, 26 year old Trumayne J. Daway aka 'Passion'.
    • To A history of crime..... (28/02/2018, 14:31) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      WOW! That really says a lot
      • the great one (28/02/2018, 22:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        No reason to kill a person especially when he has not hurt or killed anyone himself
    • @ A History... (28/02/2018, 15:08) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Wow, wow. Very Interesting. This tells me that there are people out there that know what is going on.
    • strips (28/02/2018, 15:36) Like (2) Dislike (18) Reply
      Okay! Would you like a cookie? SMH RIP Passion!
  • ????? (28/02/2018, 14:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who to blame?
  • crazy (28/02/2018, 15:07) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    26 years but look like a innocent kid. Damn what is going on in this place.This generation is lost.
    • Online Now (28/02/2018, 16:13) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Crazy - he looks innocent? Really? A kid yes.
      • to Online Now (28/02/2018, 16:35) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        Apparently "crazy" and "gumption" never heard the ole saying LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING
    • crazy (28/02/2018, 17:33) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Online Now, what is the f%=#I g problem, that is my opinion, it is not that serious. And of course I know looks is deceiving.
  • Street reporter again (28/02/2018, 17:26) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Don't doubt the news on the streets. These Scooters were to be banned from the streets at nights since the double murders. . Keep the Scooters off our Streets at nights is our best bet. People are terrified of scooters riding behing of them more so when they pull long side to over take...
  • RealTalk (28/02/2018, 17:40) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    It doesnt really matter if passion was in trouble with law many times thats doesnt gibe anybody the right ro just kill him hope you know what everyone in your family is about .read your bible and pray for it seems like you guys like to rejoice over peoples death .i dont even know the young man but no one has to rigjt to murder anyone .for the lord says vegeance is mines .we should not murder the bible states it clearly .rip young man
  • i from here (28/02/2018, 17:45) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Tourist J (28/02/2018, 18:50) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    I visited your beautiful world last year and fell in love with all of your people, places and things - I swore I would come back at every chance I could.
    Quick story: My wife left her brand new cell phone on the counter at airport - thought our vacation was going to start off to the bad, but low and behold, it was secured and delivered back to the far end of the island by dinner - we were blown away to say the least! We thought what a miraculous place and people - that would not have happened in the US of A. Stayed 2 weeks and spent about 10K and never felt better about putting our hard earned dollars into the local economy. Been following Vino since hurricanes to see how quickly we could return in an effort to support the BVI with more spent dollars.
    All of the news of shootings, killings (young girl), government unrest/untrust, corruption and especially the fact that local residents will not inform on known criminals brings me to the reality that I can have that same experience for a $30 bus ride into our big cities right here at home. Reality sucks! It all saddens me and I certainly won't chime in with "arm chair" solutions from afar. We simply want to come back and visit without fearing for our safety - Oh well, maybe I will check back in with Vino tomorrow and everything will be alright in paradise - all criminals arrested, Justice for Trinity, elected officials working hard FOR the people, young people respecting themselves and others, good jobs for the locals and a rum drink with nutmeg waiting for us to return with tourist $ - like I said, reality sucks!
    • To Tourist J (28/02/2018, 20:08) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      How wonderful it will be for all criminals to be arrested and also to get justice FOR TRINITY an innocent child who the government officials seem to be quiet about, but to the people who actually have a heart and felt the pain after she was killed, we will not forget TRINITY and we will continue to pray for her family, classmates and for justice.
  • Blind Date (28/02/2018, 19:54) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    That looks like he was on a date where and how that vehicle park. Hope he wasn’t set up.
  • leave (28/02/2018, 20:24) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    IF YOU HAVE A TEEN BOY .. LEAVE IF YOU CAN ... fast . happy i brought mines to u.s.a .. tola too small and its easy for them to hang with the wrong crowd
    • Wendy (28/02/2018, 21:11) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
      ...and the USA too. You dumb prick
      • Wendy (28/02/2018, 23:36) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        Ratio.. BVI WORST
      • Truly Wendy (01/03/2018, 13:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        So dear coward, you " tiefin" my name instead of being up front bold and true badman. Interesting. Sooner or later den coming fo you so face the music and get from behind my skirt.
    • @leave (01/03/2018, 00:27) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Yea, but they already contaminated. So you my have taken your problem child to the USA to share his bad habits. Parents don't really know their children any more or they are in denial.
  • from hear (28/02/2018, 21:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who's next know one knows NDP plz call a state of emergency before this crime rate get way out of hand this place is too small for all these killing come on man ........whos going an fight crime for us the pilice cannot sit an wait for the publice to help them slove these crimes caz most of the peoples is afraid of the police them
  • The wrong person to anger (28/02/2018, 22:30) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    We will find out who you are and you all will pay by the law or by the hand of the anger.
  • Citizens (28/02/2018, 23:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    It’s time to check up on those young Spanish guys living down pockwood pond area. They does drive a white Suzuki Vitara or does be on scooters.
    • Clears throat (01/03/2018, 07:38) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      The real guys you should send the police to ate from purcel and they are using crash dumny white suzuki vitara get your news straight
      • To clears throat (01/03/2018, 15:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        If that's true,it wouldn't surprise me if they were the same ones responsible for the west end shooting. Hopefully the police will get the punks SOON
  • Fam (01/03/2018, 04:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Gone to soon
  • rock man (01/03/2018, 05:13) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Barber boi we coming vg
    • Hmm (01/03/2018, 17:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      You best try stay where you is..... VG too quiet for you or something? Keep y’all gun shootings down there...
  • SMH (01/03/2018, 07:33) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Them young boy need write them will from now cause them getting put out quick smh my poor bvi
  • Targeted Killings (01/03/2018, 08:20) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    When these guys are killed I feel sorry for their families. But they know the consequences of their actions. They who are murdered have also murdered or been in a plan to murder, steal, set up and/or other illegal things. They know that bad karma comes back everytime they do something bad but they do it anyway. & sometimes their families know but won’t say anything. So stop blaming the government or police force, it’s only so much they can do.
  • Random (01/03/2018, 08:23) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply

    A lot of you hide behind these comments and say disrespectful things already. It’s best you type what you know or heard on here . Threats are being made right under the post and this man’s death is being mocked....his killer already comment or someone close to the killer did ayu young and stupid you kill a Man you going jail r dead back so ..coming on here talking sh** acting bold your mother soon bury you to so laugh and don’t forget to tell your child or children you are a waste and to never ever turn out like you. One person already comment one person name who could possibly be his killer while threatening them and the other was to Obvious . Who these gut man beefing with?? (Next potential group of suspects) so bold commenting disrespectful sh** be bold and comment real shit and done.

  • Ichabod (01/03/2018, 14:04) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Seriously, Parents who have somehow lost control of their boy children would do well to have their(boy children) lives insured. At least their funeral won't be on the backs of the people and a lil something remaining could give a headstart for a better life ahead. A good memorial in my opinion.
  • tired of mi8888 (01/03/2018, 18:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    need some yardy police hay in tola some adams and them to clean up this send for them man for a month u see how the give us electricity so fast the will clean up the street faster fed up yo

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