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Vernon Bernard & Rafael Harrigan now charged with Rodriquez in Daway’s murder

- Lone Female Ms Maybelline Rodriquez was charged earlier today
Vernon Bernard, left, and Rafael Harrigan, right, have been charged in relation to the murder of Mr Trumayne J. Daway. Photo: Team of Reporters/Internet Source
Earlier today, Sunday March 4, 2018, police charged 21 year old female, Maybelline Rodriquez, with the murder of Mr Trumayne J. Daway. Photo: Facebook
Earlier today, Sunday March 4, 2018, police charged 21 year old female, Maybelline Rodriquez, with the murder of Mr Trumayne J. Daway. Photo: Facebook
Trumayne J. Daway, 26, was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with several bullet holes on the eastern side of Brandywine Bay early Wednesday morning, February 28, 2018. Photo: Facebook
Trumayne J. Daway, 26, was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with several bullet holes on the eastern side of Brandywine Bay early Wednesday morning, February 28, 2018. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Our newsroom can confirm that three persons are now officially charged by police in relation to the murder of Trumayne J. Daway.

Moments ago the other two young men, who this news site had first and accurately reported were arrested, were officially charged.

They are Vernon Bernard, 26, a Dominica national who resides in Purcell Estate on Tortola and local resident Rafael Harrigan, 27, also of Purcell Estate.

Bernard is charged for the murder of Mr Daway and unlawful possession of a firearm while Harrigan is charged for possession of a firearm.

Police Information Officer Diane L. Drayton also confirmed the latest arrests in a press release late this afternoon, March 4, 2018.

Earlier today, police charged 21 year old female Maybelline Rodriquez with the murder of Mr Daway.

RVIPF is working- Mathews

Police Commissioner Michael B. Mathews, who just returned our call placed earlier this morning, confirmed our story. He also added, “I recognised the serious concerns from the community regarding the recent shootings in the Territory.”

Mr Mathews, who is under pressure to demonstrate some progress in crime reduction, said “whilst we cannot always publicise what we are doing, my detectives are committed to tracking down those who ruthlessly choose to kill and resort to violence in our Territory.”

He said he was grateful for the support of the public “as we continue to investigate the reckless and futile homicides in the Territory.”

The three defendants, Messers Harrigan and Bernard and Ms Rodriquez, will appear before a Magistrate on Tuesday March 6, 2018 under heavy police protection. It is not clear which Attorney/s they have retained in their defense.

The Virgin Islands has recorded three murders so far for 2018, with all three happening in the month of February.

120 Responses to “Vernon Bernard & Rafael Harrigan now charged with Rodriquez in Daway’s murder”

  • Dialogue (04/03/2018, 20:34) Like (55) Dislike (10) Reply
    These guys are most likely regretting that they did not kill her. She talk and talk buckling under police pressure. Good that the police cornered her first.. Hope she spill nfo on other deadly happenings., A deal and deporttian is a good choice.
    • Word to that (04/03/2018, 23:04) Like (55) Dislike (3) Reply
      That girl sang like a canary on steroids. And You know what ? I dont blâme her. I go down, You going down.
      • HAHA (05/03/2018, 08:38) Like (16) Dislike (9) Reply
        Da gurl pretty mon wonder if she can accept visitors
        • SMH (05/03/2018, 12:46) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
          the prison doesn't allow conjugal visits
          • Uhhuh (05/03/2018, 18:32) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
            I've heard of a chick getting impregnated on a visit to Balsam sooo.... how?
            • Bish (06/03/2018, 09:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
              That must have been that chick' s story and hers alone. Where when and who,who knows but conjugal visits are not permitted. Brothels? Well looks like there will be staff.
    • justice (05/03/2018, 07:44) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
      A deal and deportation? She needs to do her time. It is not justice if she gets to walk away without her spending her fair share of time behind bars.
      • Consider (05/03/2018, 22:03) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
        Banishment to the DR with no return to VI would be worse than the siesta at Hotel Balsum . Assuming her prison sentence will be a couple decades, savings for the VI would be tremendous.
    • The rick (05/03/2018, 08:29) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      If they are other murders she knows about with these bums.
    • Trust Me (05/03/2018, 08:50) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Dialogue, Ren and Stimpy is not that smart.
    • NezRez (05/03/2018, 11:04) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
      So glad they got these low life scum. Now let’s wait to see the outcome.
    • SUB (06/03/2018, 10:47) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      Passion was shooting but no one saying that he was involved
    • ok (06/03/2018, 11:28) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      she born here tho
  • overseas (04/03/2018, 20:43) Like (59) Dislike (15) Reply
    The best comissioner of police the BVI have even seen.
    Keep up the good work RVIPF
    • @ overseas (04/03/2018, 20:56) Like (7) Dislike (20) Reply
      Not so fast give him y more months
    • Sick (04/03/2018, 20:57) Like (31) Dislike (26) Reply
      This was a easy case to crack I heard they were dumb and careless. It took no effort at all.
      • @sick (04/03/2018, 22:05) Like (40) Dislike (2) Reply
        Yo hater!! If the COPS did not find the killers you would have been saying the same thing. Seem like you hate to see success wanna be thug!!
    • Jaigon (04/03/2018, 21:13) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
      @ overseas. Have you ever heard about a man name Barry Webb
      • De police (04/03/2018, 23:55) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        Yeah, but after a police officer held him hostage and he got shot he didn't want to come back to the BVI
      • officer (05/03/2018, 04:09) Like (1) Dislike (9) Reply

        Berry web was a d***k, mm is the best i see so far

    • nonsense (05/03/2018, 09:32) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am glad Trumayne is getting justice but there is a lot that has to be answered because I am hearing he went to the police that same week telling them his life was in danger what happened.
    • Rubber Duck (06/03/2018, 11:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Morning Mr Mathews
  • @overseas (04/03/2018, 20:56) Like (118) Dislike (27) Reply
    You are so wrong, Local and veteran politician Vernon E. Malone was the best Commissioner the force ever had. You Johny come lately talking piss. He had a detention rate of 68 percent in solving crimes. Plus those were the best years of the organization, all is know is pure oppression and victimization against locals. Barry say you will hear the onfong soon.
    • police (04/03/2018, 22:16) Like (15) Dislike (15) Reply
      a detention rate, LOL, u mean he got alot of detention in school?.
    • Hmmm (05/03/2018, 10:00) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      When Mr Malone headed the force he was the first to be educated at such a high level . He created a culture of training and education where when he left they were officers with Law degrees and Bachelors and persons who were highly trained. However this was kicked aside by the powers at be .

      Unfortunately we are living in a period where the BVI's eggs are coming home to roost. It is always nice when we are sowing wrong but when reaping time comes around it is bitter sweet. The police force has been a political foot ball been kicked around from both powers at be and now that the results of such action has come home to roost everybody is daunted on what to do.

      The disturbing fact about this case and others before and maybe after is that if these three people are convicted in about 3 to 5 yrs they will be out driving around with the prison guards or out working during the day and maybe in ten those who are not from here will be deported. We have a system of incarceration that does not bear punishment and this is what is help failing our country. The politics again has failed. We need these young people to know that if you do crimes there is a housing of strict punishment awaiting.

      I heard when the prisoners in St. Lucia were complaining it is alleged that some of our leaders were trying to transfer them other places where the conditions were more favorable.
    • Loutdrety (05/03/2018, 13:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Ok I.M
  • vex (04/03/2018, 20:56) Like (5) Dislike (20) Reply
    Hope they got the right PEOPLE
  • Wellsah (04/03/2018, 21:05) Like (15) Dislike (11) Reply
    All three of them ms need some coppa head..them done knew they couldn't of mess around passion bones yhu soft fada don't drop the soap..Spanish girl a thot don't trust them bad women bones yhu have sisters be careful
  • Hope (04/03/2018, 21:11) Like (16) Dislike (8) Reply
    Hope they got the right persons and hope this is the last murder for years to come.
  • Sought out (04/03/2018, 21:15) Like (34) Dislike (0) Reply
    All you think the RVIPF playing, there are a lot of work going on behind the scene. Just a little more information from the public and you will see action. Bet before the week ends one or two more arrest is made for murder as well.
    • Exactly (05/03/2018, 08:59) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Sought out, i laugh When people sit back and bash the police about not doing anything. You all keep thinking that. The police hâve a lot of information .
  • movie (04/03/2018, 21:19) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
    Seems like a movie. .
  • ... (04/03/2018, 21:20) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    oh no so sad
  • Harri (04/03/2018, 21:20) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
    Wait .. The Harri one aint he cousin ?
  • pat (04/03/2018, 21:38) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    all under 28 Who can we blame?
  • Street reporter (04/03/2018, 21:51) Like (58) Dislike (1) Reply
    The Police get a beaten when they ain't solving nothing. Now they making arrests and progeess comgratulate them. Good Job RVIPF.
  • wa yuh call em? (04/03/2018, 22:15) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    Clown crew , smfh
  • clint eastwood (04/03/2018, 22:32) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    'hang um high'
    • Reply (05/03/2018, 03:33) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
      It is clear that the youth policy or lack of one has failed.

      Where is funny man?
  • SMH (04/03/2018, 22:37) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Rafi Wha you gone to get yourself into....
  • son of the soil (04/03/2018, 22:37) Like (41) Dislike (63) Reply
    • O Ho (05/03/2018, 00:26) Like (38) Dislike (5) Reply
      If my reading skills are serving me correctly, there is also a“son of your soil” involved in this. Some of you xenophobic locals are always quick to blame expats for all your woes as if your people commit no crimes.
    • Ass (05/03/2018, 01:05) Like (0) Dislike (17) Reply
      Kill your self na
    • born here (05/03/2018, 06:33) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      Thoughts and talk like that is what have america maybe the world so messed up... we just need to demonstrate that certain behaviour and actions will not be tollerated.
    • @son of the soil (05/03/2018, 13:38) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree with you. But you see this is an Island too so if all of the "island people" are sent out seeing that you are not living in a continent you are then deemed an "islandman" would have to go to. The birds will then take over.
  • see now? (04/03/2018, 22:42) Like (80) Dislike (6) Reply
  • It’s sad (04/03/2018, 22:59) Like (115) Dislike (7) Reply
    Mr. Bernard has graduated from being a thief to alleged murderer. He has burglarized the police station and many innocent people. The law has been very lenient on him and now he has allegedly been involved in a crime that has taken a life. Our judges need to stop being so forgiving on these criminals who have no remorse for their actions. These prisoners need to serve hard time instead of sitting in a cell playing PlayStation 4 and updating their Facebook pages. Make our prison a place for rehabilitation. Make our prisoners earn the tax dollars used to feed them daily.
    • Thought (05/03/2018, 00:14) Like (26) Dislike (3) Reply
      I always thought that boy was slow in thé head. Hé always looked half stupid
    • Teacher (05/03/2018, 03:21) Like (26) Dislike (0) Reply
      @. it s. Sad

      I have been saying the SAME thing for years BUT no one is listening

      Too many favours / kksses We CANNOT. Keep every one some HAVE to GO

      But. Make prison a prison and NOT a hotel
    • Gumption. Official (05/03/2018, 07:48) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree with you 110%
    • It is really sad (05/03/2018, 10:07) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply

      He should have been deported a long time ago. When you come to a man's country and canot behave yourself, its time to go!
      These are the tough and logical decisions countries around the world must make. And yes a few of ours have been sent back as well.

      Then on the flip side you have decent law abiding expats here for 15 - 20 years and we are ready to send them back just because they have been displaced by an act of God. Give them a chance to catch themselves. Get rid of the undesirables like this unremorseful thief. If he was from here we would have no choice but to keep him, but someone please tell me what we waited for - oh I forgot, for him to murder someone.
  • Sky (04/03/2018, 23:06) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    Sad to see all young people, what in the world is going on in the little place I call home sigh!
  • Check this (04/03/2018, 23:13) Like (26) Dislike (10) Reply
    You Santo THOT's one of your kind Just made things à bit tougher on you here in the BVI.
    • Santo Thot (05/03/2018, 11:13) Like (6) Dislike (9) Reply
      @Check this . yes she did .but you man and your fada make it easier though
      • check it out (05/03/2018, 14:11) Like (15) Dislike (6) Reply
        Coming from a Santo Thot herself just confirms what everyone knew all along. Most have who**ng tendencies!! A dime a dozen!!
      • Check this (05/03/2018, 16:47) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
        I am not going to clap Back because You are far from my level. Go continue working the bar/pôle for your pennies in tips.
  • @its sad (05/03/2018, 03:04) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    Check your Constitution, the judges can't do any better don't blame them.
    • hah (05/03/2018, 09:26) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Constitution ain’t got nothing to do with this he got a suspended sentence because life was hard coming from a single parent home or some crap.
  • ... (05/03/2018, 03:31) Like (7) Dislike (22) Reply
    Police still got a lot of work to do. Still over 30 unsolved murders.

    Still not impressed with the so called uk expert officers
  • hang man (05/03/2018, 04:46) Like (32) Dislike (8) Reply
    That young boy from Dominica should have been deported from this country years ago along with the dumb ass one who give birth to him
    • Hmmmmm (05/03/2018, 07:51) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
      What have the person who gave birth done wrong... chupes idiot
    • Well (05/03/2018, 17:38) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      The system failing again every time there is an Immigration head with an Iron fist they are removed.
  • samething (05/03/2018, 06:19) Like (16) Dislike (10) Reply
    why you all keep saying she from Santo. her parents are from Santo but she was born here
    • Dummy (05/03/2018, 08:28) Like (20) Dislike (10) Reply
      You just answered your own question You are from where your parents are from. She has no BVI ties culturally or based on heritage. She is a Santo.
    • Yes (05/03/2018, 08:46) Like (21) Dislike (3) Reply
      she dropped out here
    • @samething (05/03/2018, 08:55) Like (16) Dislike (5) Reply
      What they are saying in short is that B.V Islanders don't do anything wrong and when they do , they are entitled to do because they are from here. It is that same attitude that brought us to where we are today.
      • bvi (05/03/2018, 12:27) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
        Yes, we want our own no good, NOT yours! I don't believe that you would want ours either, so what is your point????
        • @bvi (05/03/2018, 13:48) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
          My point is you are stupid. Disney and all the other Cruise ships along with international tour companies don't asked whose no good the criminals are they will just advise potential tours not to come here. There goes one of the main pillars of our economy . That is my point pea brain!!!
    • VIlander (05/03/2018, 09:57) Like (50) Dislike (2) Reply
      That means she from santo. Her culture is Santo and her children if they born here might be from here. All of them involved have foreign culture but that's no excuse for killing people
      • Shirt (05/03/2018, 12:05) Like (105) Dislike (2) Reply
        YEAH and look she even wear the Santo shirt with pride to show where she belong. may be she had sex with Daway and her boyfriend and/ or pimp followed her?
  • Judges repent (05/03/2018, 07:22) Like (30) Dislike (0) Reply
    The law has been very lenient on him and now he has allegedly been involved in a crime that has taken a life. Our judges need to stop being so forgiving on these criminals who have no remorse for their action
    • Lord o (05/03/2018, 07:41) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
      Let me say one more time. All the crime info are in Girls and Bars. . These people know right from wrong. They have to be responsible for their actions...Cant put the blame on Parents. Parents talk and beg.. These young people have a mind of their own. Most of them dont listen and dont take advice..
  • LIT (05/03/2018, 08:28) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Throw way the key. Burry them! They don't deserve anything better! U ain't give life what gives u the right to take it or be involved in the taking of some one life...
  • FA (05/03/2018, 08:50) Like (16) Dislike (16) Reply
    Them deported a business man like DA and allowed this dominica fool to remain here and terrorize the place.
    • Bruce (07/03/2018, 21:10) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      @FA...DA needed deporting. Businessman who was terrorizing people and harboring criminals. He was worse because he had a lot of mo eye to buy anyone to commit his crimes, so shut your damn mouth fool!
  • concern (05/03/2018, 09:13) Like (21) Dislike (3) Reply
    My lill two cents..our lill b.v.i.need the death penalty and stop wasting our tax payers just putting them in balo to relax as if they are in the damn white house like they have nothing to worry about..we as b.v.i.islanders need to protest the death penalty back.i bet if we get that all these killings will go down it will allow these punks to think twice on holding a gun..
  • billyb (05/03/2018, 10:07) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    All charged, but really, tell me it ain she wo was brave enough to pull the trigger
    • Mimby (05/03/2018, 12:40) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
      Two charged with murder
      If Harrii is a first time offender he may be on easy street for the weapons charge.
      • Dragon (05/03/2018, 17:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        “Mimby” with all the shootings and murders first offender or not NO ONE should get off easy for gun possesion ENOUGH !
  • Truly (05/03/2018, 10:11) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Truly Jehovah God is a revealer
  • ha (05/03/2018, 12:01) Like (94) Dislike (6) Reply
    Ayo like Spanish women take that !! Been robbing y’all pockets for years now setting yo up for dead.. continue with the I love you so much papi, mi amors and para tiempres!! Ah say it once and I go say it again. Them woman don’t come here for a better life or to love y’all dummies ... they come to work for the highest bidder and by all means they will get paid even if it means setting yo backside up for slaughtering
    • Real (05/03/2018, 17:05) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    • got to say (05/03/2018, 21:37) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      its true alot of these bars have spanish devils in them with dirty little secrets and a lot of the dont have papers oh i forgot they dont need that as long as they treat some immigration officers right they dont get botherd what a way of life
    • yes yes yes (06/03/2018, 08:45) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
      @ha. So true. Thèse Tortola men is à disgrâce. You wallow in trash You will smell like trash. They would leave their own children hungry and feed à THOT. Thèse Santo THOTs come here to bleed these damn dumb Tortola men dry. But have you notice thé men who wallow in thé cesspool with thé Santo THOTS always come down with prostate cancer ?
  • ?? (05/03/2018, 15:27) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
  • Me (05/03/2018, 16:08) Like (19) Dislike (7) Reply
    all of this habits been learn right here, she has never live there. what they do is just simply what they have been learning since primary school, it is a BVI fault and you guys can't recognize that. these kids are yours like it or not.
    • What? (06/03/2018, 07:50) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Me, this young lady, although she has attended our schools, has been raised by parents from the Dominican Republic. When you see these people congregate, they congregate together. Even in the schools they hang out with other Spanish speaking students. They have their own communities here in the BVI. Their behavior do not changed and they are not trying to integrate into the BVI community, they come with their own cultures, their own beliefs and they practice them here in the BVI. So no they are not OURs and their habits are NOT BVI Habits, please inform yourself before you speak!
    • How (06/03/2018, 08:25) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      Most habits are pass down from parents, her parents from Santo Domingo thus they teach her their culture. Like it or not her ties is from Santo
  • @FA (05/03/2018, 16:27) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    DA was no better that is y he had to go and bobby a business man must be saying thank God DA gone...when last u hear bobby supermarket get rob
  • girlfriend (05/03/2018, 18:36) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply

    Lord is like when I talk to him he don't listen

  • life (05/03/2018, 21:23) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    you know what they do to a thief in republica dominicano cut them hand off beat them to death or shoot them and send them jail to get kill these people coming here doing what they want and cant do what they want in there own country smh we got to make an example out of this myson i just cant believe it people get the oppotunity to live and work here and them killing people or there children from overseas come here killing people come on people we need to make some changes alot of changes immigration status wise too this is ridiculas good job to the police force all the way
  • now (06/03/2018, 00:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bring back CAP.punishment now.That will detour these hoodlums frrom their foolish ways of life.Who will want to hear a21 yr old woman on death row.Just think about it

  • Blame our self (06/03/2018, 08:44) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Them youth have no God in them that the devil him self in them.check how the move cold like ice don't even smile like the full of haterage towards humanity human r the worst enemy we can't blame parents. Ndp. Vip. No one but them self you see that thing call choices that is what mashing up humanity simple choices.we wasn't created like this we were created through love .but we lost it from creation the was crime so today is no better .the only thing left is for us to seek God that all matter .nothing matter not even the breath we breed belong to us .youth choose life work for your own bread don't watch what ppl get u don't know what the do .get your own u will enjoy it more .and drop off some of your friends u role with .stick close to God that all I have to say tola give up on God that y we in this mess.
  • Get them good (06/03/2018, 08:53) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    No papers to be in this Country but they are here like roaches. Damn those roaches you stomp 1 out, next day you see 50 more crawling out thé nest.
  • the hangman (06/03/2018, 08:54) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    I will pukl the lever on the gallows myself this is just garbage if i was elected in office i campaigning that i would stop crime and as im elected building the gallows right in the heart of town for public executions
  • Love (06/03/2018, 15:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I love VINO
  • Brooklyn (06/03/2018, 15:48) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    That special conditioner that thé Santos put in your haïr when they do your hair it is birth control pills they grind up into powder and mix with any conditioner it grows thé hair because of thé hormones in thé birth control pills.

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