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UPDATE: Woman who died in Pleasant Valley identified as Ione Jennings

The woman found unresponsive in Pleasant Valley, on the main island of Tortola, today, May 21, 2020, has been identified as 88-year-old Ione Jennings. Photo: Hon Julian Fraser RA/Facebook
Third District Representative, Hon Julian Fraser RA has been one of the persons to express condolences to the family and friends of Mrs Ione Jennings. Photo: VINO/File
Third District Representative, Hon Julian Fraser RA has been one of the persons to express condolences to the family and friends of Mrs Ione Jennings. Photo: VINO/File
A woman was found dead today, May 21, 2020, in the Pleasant Valley area of Sea Cows Bay, on the main island of Tortola. Photo: VINO/File
A woman was found dead today, May 21, 2020, in the Pleasant Valley area of Sea Cows Bay, on the main island of Tortola. Photo: VINO/File
PLEASANT VALLEY, Tortola, VI- The woman found unresponsive in Pleasant Valley, on the main island of Tortola, today, May 21, 2020, has been identified as 88-year-old Ione Jennings.

Meanwhile, Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA has been one of the persons to express condolences to the family and friends of Mrs Jennings.

Posting on his Facebook page today, Hon Fraser described Mrs Jennings as a devout Christian who never missed church when she was able and equally cared for and loved her family.

“It was only last Thursday I saw her out in her yard sitting and I kidded with her daughter and two caretakers that they had better continue to take good care of her so she can continue to enjoy this kind of life. I understood she was out in the yard again yesterday.

“She is gone now and we will all miss her,” Hon Fraser wrote.

The veteran legislator recalled that Mrs Jennings was employed at The Moorings in 1972 “before it became famous by its original owners at its original location, and spent decades of her life in the hospitality industry there.”

Mrs Jennings leaves to mourn eight children, one brother and two sisters and a number of grandchildren.

The management and staff of Virgin Islands News Online express sincere condolences to the family of the late Mrs Ione Jennings.

See story published May 21, 2020

Woman found dead in SCB

A woman was found dead today, May 21, 2020, in the Pleasant Valley area of Sea Cows Bay, on the main island of Tortola, according to information reaching our news centre.

Police have confirmed the reports; however, Virgin Islands News Online will withhold the name of the deceased until the relevant persons have been notified.

"Yes, I can confirm a report of an unresponsive female in Pleasant Valley; however I have no details as yet," Police Information Officer Akia L. Thomas told Virgin Islands News Online.

More details to follow.

46 Responses to “UPDATE: Woman who died in Pleasant Valley identified as Ione Jennings”

  • Bull Terrier (21/05/2020, 14:07) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    So sad indeed.
    So many deaths already for this year.
  • Rymer (21/05/2020, 14:09) Like (19) Dislike (7) Reply
    We had our doubts on some last deaths but now something is really wrong here and you can’t be so delusional to think this is normal in the bvi
    • To Rymer (21/05/2020, 15:48) Like (21) Dislike (16) Reply
      Yes, many of us are worried about the many cases of sudden deaths. But, apart from the sadness of the loss of life...what else is sad is that the government will never reveal the truth of what's going on.
    • upset (21/05/2020, 16:01) Like (18) Dislike (30) Reply
      Every good person dying beside my miserable wife
      • @upset (21/05/2020, 18:14) Like (14) Dislike (7) Reply
        Well if your wife is miserable and you want her gone, then stop talking about it and green light her.
    • Faithful (22/05/2020, 08:29) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
      The woman was 88, We were promised 70; so she got an extra 18. Peoole die everyday for centuries.
  • believer (21/05/2020, 14:10) Like (6) Dislike (76) Reply
    Yup I strongly believe them put witchcraft on the bvi
  • The TRUTH (21/05/2020, 14:10) Like (42) Dislike (1) Reply
    People grieving and some can’t take stress like others
  • Irma (21/05/2020, 14:11) Like (40) Dislike (15) Reply
    I don’t care what anyone say we are not being told the truth.
  • Yes agree (21/05/2020, 14:11) Like (8) Dislike (74) Reply
    Them island people got the bvi one way this is just sad
  • 5 sudden deaths at home (21/05/2020, 14:25) Like (48) Dislike (4) Reply
    Will there be a report into the sudden deaths at home?
  • Woke (21/05/2020, 14:54) Like (33) Dislike (12) Reply
    When these deaths happen every year, y’all be so caught up in your own lives that you don’t see this, but because y’all are hypnotized by the media, Covid19 and being trapped inside your homes everything seems strange, people are dying yes and it may be a lil more than average but if you lock people in their house for so long what do you think will happen
  • Heading down a dark road (21/05/2020, 14:58) Like (26) Dislike (3) Reply
    Fear is gonna kill our ppl more than ever make it worse the brainwashed people keeping these mask on their faces 24/7 smh it’s only gonna get worse and so will your immune system, people are scared to go to the doctor because all of us have atleast one of these symptoms of the so call virus, people gonna drop down so expect it
    • SMH (21/05/2020, 16:19) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      Don't know the cause of these deaths. But suggests that more testing needs to be done to avoid the fear in people. Without a more conclusive outcome as to these sudden deaths, people are going to assume its COVID-19 thus creating a state of Panic and Anxiety. People are going to be less forthcoming in reporting symptoms in fear of being turned away or ignored from Healthcare. This is a serious state of Emergency with the re-opening of the Territory and having to deal with the ignorance noise of individuals who are just thinking about their wealth and not others health. So far, the Government is doing the best that circumstances would allow them to. Unfortunately, we are in the Tropics and have asthma and allergy suffers. Wearing a mask indoors or 24/7 is detrimental to health. More businesses needs to establish Remote Employment until we can get a.handle on or eliminating COVID-19
  • So sad (21/05/2020, 15:06) Like (14) Dislike (7) Reply
    @ Irma...yes we are caught up in a web of lies...we are doomed.
  • Sam (21/05/2020, 15:13) Like (37) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is the time people need help.. When you dead you not taking house, Land, and Rent money with you. There is a God people.. This is no Witch Craft
  • Conspiracy (21/05/2020, 15:17) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Conspiracy theories will kill a lot of people. We believe everything that makes us feel like we are an experts. People die every day all over the world. Now, once someone dies there is a special reason why they died. The only thing that is going on is we are waiting for the "BIG BANG". Come on people, stop stressing yourselves. Live and be happy.
  • what (21/05/2020, 15:25) Like (30) Dislike (7) Reply
    Everything is island people you need to go pray
    • @wHAT (21/05/2020, 16:04) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
      I am very sure it is one perfect .ss who is commenting. Don't give them credit by answering.
  • potter (21/05/2020, 15:43) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    When you have to go on Radio and talk about Rent money. What you. Think. You put more Stress and people Fraser.
  • My My (21/05/2020, 15:45) Like (5) Dislike (9) Reply

    Well them say Island people cause death in the BVI. Well me boy. What next.......sound like these people had the virus?

  • P (21/05/2020, 16:14) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Pleasant Vally is Pleasant Valley Sea Cows Bay is Sea Cows Bay.
  • Sam (21/05/2020, 16:16) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    U hit the nail on head ...worried too much on how and where there go lived after bank take house for no job no mortgage no tenants no a fk up situation people are taken on the biggest killer ..stress
  • Thoughtful Sailor (21/05/2020, 16:28) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why is a death the cause of such conspiracy theories? Do the math! If our population is 35,000, and the average life expectancy is 70 years, on average, 500 people per year will die. We are not here forever. 500 people per year is almost 10 people a week. It's sad when anyone dies, but we all will do so and it shouldn't be the cause for mass suspicion!
  • rip (21/05/2020, 16:45) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Irma (21/05/2020, 16:58) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    What are the chances that mold from Irma is still in some peoples’ houses? People did predict that we would see these effects in 2-3 years, timeline is matching up.
    • ?? (22/05/2020, 08:13) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Irma

      You raised a valid point of mold being a silent killer which causes respiratory problems over time.
  • Interested (21/05/2020, 17:44) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
    Pleasant valley is in SeaCow Bay. Please, this lady was a sick and shut in individual for many years, so stop the conspiracy theories already
    • oh (21/05/2020, 19:23) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
      Yes sick and shut in but that's the kind of people the corona is take out. I do think there's more to these love ones passing.
  • P (21/05/2020, 19:10) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    @@ believe all those people who dieing all over the world is it witchcraft ?
  • u (21/05/2020, 19:34) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    People there was a cemetery b for the virus let us not forget to day we hear today we gone all we have to do is watch and pray these are the last days let us continue to stay safe
  • Toby (21/05/2020, 19:58) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
  • Mourning (22/05/2020, 04:57) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    I have very close family who I know would like to come home and bid farewell to her...this is so unfair.
  • Eagle Eye (22/05/2020, 05:08) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Remember we are in a leap year. There are always a lot of deaths and other strange things happening in leap years.
    • @ eagle eye (22/05/2020, 07:37) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      1 Timothy 4:7 - Have nothing to do with irreverent silly myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself in the way of the Lord.

  • please (22/05/2020, 05:40) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Before you people come an this site taking foolishness please have some respect for d lady family let them mone in peace
  • SMH (22/05/2020, 06:31) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    To yes agree ..Ms Jennings was an elderly woman, who was sick ,instead of y'all grieve with the family, y'all come on here talking bullshit .
    Everything is down island ppl ,everything is witchcraft
    You know what is witch craft??? If you ever see witchcraft you'll run leave yo shit.
    Show me which continent y'all from? Them soon lockup your tongue in your mouth to.
  • lord o. (22/05/2020, 06:37) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    88 yrs. Why is this news. She live long..
  • To much free time (22/05/2020, 11:40) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Virgin islands news online have been a great place to relieve stress; some of the blogs clearly indicate far to much free time we grabbing at straws and manner of assumptions and it is called democracy so VINO afforded the avenue to vent because lockdown for almost 2 months
  • CHERYL (28/05/2020, 11:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    No respect for the living or the dead
    There is nothing to report.
    So someone lost their life.. this is news.
    Give her and her family the respect. Ione Jennings was at home in Pleasant Valley with her son when she died.
    To the person or persons who sent this information to the media,
    find something better to do with you life. Take the bible and read.
    Let my mothers name be dignified.

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