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Was there retaliation for Devern ‘Snoopy’ Stanley’s murder?

- reports are that the Premier’s government vehicle was caught in the crossfire after a man was being shot at by persons on a scooter; no personal attack against Head of Government
Questions are being asked whether the shooting that inadvertently caused Premier Smith's Cadillac Escalade (right) to crash was retaliation for the murder of Devern Stanley aka Snoopy (left). Photo: Facebook/Team of Reporters
The Premier’s Police Driver Jevon Tyson (left) was the only one in the SUV at the time and escaped without injury. Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith was at the time in attendance at Miss BVI 2016 Pageant. Photo; Facebook/VINO
The Premier’s Police Driver Jevon Tyson (left) was the only one in the SUV at the time and escaped without injury. Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith was at the time in attendance at Miss BVI 2016 Pageant. Photo; Facebook/VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was this news site that first and accurately confirmed that the body of a man found on July 28, 2016 on the northern side of Tortola, in an area known as Rogues Bay, was that of Devern Stanley aka ‘Snoopy’.

Body is that of 'Snoopy'

We can also further confirm our story as we reached our senior sources in the top brass of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and the National Security Council who were briefed after information was provided by the forensic division of the RVIPF.

The Police Public Relations Unit has remained tight-lipped but informally has said investigations are ongoing.

Now that the family of the late Mr Stanley has been informed about the tragic news, more details are emerging on the condition of how the body was found. Stanley was reported missing on June 7, 2016.

The body, which was found by the RVIPF in bushes close to the Rogues Bay main road, was some 80% decomposed and carrying a strong stench.

There were no trace of gunshots on the body, according to more information obtained by our newsroom; however, both of his hands were allegedly tied behind his back.

Days after Mr Stanley went missing, a video of an alleged kidnapping of him appeared on social network throughout the Virgin Islands. When the body was found, according to information, he was wearing the same clothes in the reported video which helped to contribute to a positive identification of the missing man.

No attempt to assassinate Dr Smith; SUV was in wrong place @ wrong time

In addition, it is alleged that last night July 31, 2016 at around 11:00 P.M. on the dual carriageway close to The Moorings, some men on scooters fired gunshots at a car that carried Ricardo Farrell aka Scar. It remains unclear why he was a target.

According to police, the driver of a white Suzuki SUV travelling on the eastbound lane of the Sir Francis Drake Highway reported he was being pursued and shot at by men on a scooter near the Treasure Isle Hotel. Farrell sustained a bullet wound to this hand and was treated at Peebles Hospital. No one else was injured in the incident.

However, at the same time Premier Smith’s state-owned $92, 500 Cadillac Escalade was heading west on the dual carriageway and was caught in the hail of gunfire. Reports from senior police officers confirmed that there were no attempts to assassinate the Virgin Islands second Premier, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, a Territorial At Large Member, but it was just a matter of his SUV being at the wrong place at the wrong time.

The Premier’s Police Driver Jevon Tyson was the only one in the SUV at the time and escaped without injury but was “shaken up”, according to a family friend.

Premier Dr Smith and First Lady, Lorna G. Smith, were both at the time of the gunshots and accident attending the 2016 Miss BVI Pageant where they both witnessed Erika R. Creque crowned the new queen.

Investigations are still ongoing into the gunshots fired, along with the need to further secure the Head of Government.

27 Responses to “Was there retaliation for Devern ‘Snoopy’ Stanley’s murder?”

  • Oh man (01/08/2016, 15:32) Like (23) Dislike (9) Reply
    The big war has now started. Things is about to explode like a volcano.
  • Look Out (01/08/2016, 15:35) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    A bullet proof escalade is already on the way.
    • Proper car needed (01/08/2016, 19:10) Like (2) Dislike (16) Reply
      He should be in a Land Rover discovery or failing that something Japanese and with a highly trained team of drivers. This is our Premier. We shouldn't put him in some crappy and useless American vehicle which would have expired no doubt soon anyway just by failing to bits. This can be done ate favourable rate and delivered here by one HM's ships when it is here as other islands have done
      • Really Fam?! (02/08/2016, 16:34) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
        Nah son... The government can't afford to buy him such vehicular transport.. He'll be fine.. We need to fund our education department so that our children could have a brighter future and wouldn't have to result to gun,drugs and other illegal, violent acts .. ✊
      • Umm (05/08/2016, 19:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        We couldn't afford to put him in a 92,500 Escalade either but it happened. i agree with @really FAm
  • foxy (01/08/2016, 15:42) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Bvi bad bad bad tears
  • Deh betta (01/08/2016, 15:44) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Go correctly wen deh goin for that...cau look
  • Fam (01/08/2016, 15:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh no rip snoopy
  • wize up (01/08/2016, 15:56) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Looks like I have to get my old musket..!!!!
  • SMH (01/08/2016, 16:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Utter Ignorance!
  • Just saying (01/08/2016, 17:48) Like (2) Dislike (22) Reply
    Thank god dr smith was safe but the driver has a gun so how come he did not shoot back??
  • seeing (01/08/2016, 17:57) Like (39) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ignorant people making light of a tragic situation . You are about to loose your country to a bunch of cowardly useless punks too lazy to work for a living . Keep not enforcing laws and letting someone off because they are " someone's " nephew . There is NO leadership in our country ... just greed . Very sad
  • oh (01/08/2016, 18:01) Like (17) Dislike (26) Reply
    The driver should have been waiting outside the sports centre for mr smith and his wife
  • Red Lights (01/08/2016, 18:14) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    Vengeance is mine says the Lord. The world is the way it is because everybody wants to be the Lord. Take vengeance / revenge.. The Lord word must come to pass,... Then again the Lord says men will be destroyers of themselves.. Because of our disobedience...
  • BVI Govrnment (01/08/2016, 19:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    no need for the family to get up -set with VINO they only could have only reported the information leak to them by you know who!
  • Hmmm (01/08/2016, 22:08) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    How do these murderers sleep when night come? Then walking/driving around the place daily with no remorse.
  • Be longer With A Broader Perspective (01/08/2016, 22:51) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ProperVehicle....Did you think before you stated your opinion? Come on...Do us all a favor by keeping your dumb opinions to yourself...BVI barely have money to spend on necessities such as education and employment resources. Forget new vehicle and team of trained drivers. Fix current vehicle and done. He didn't need it to begin with!

    @Just Saying...Can you read? The driver was trying to avoid the situation and that's how he got into the accident. Its obvious you don't think. Who start bussing shots while trying to get from chaos? The driver wanted out of that situation.
    • reason (04/08/2016, 16:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Be longer With A Broader Perspective: This is the Premier for heaven's sake. Our leader of Government business. Many of you who on here talking piss would want nothing less for yourselves if you were Premier. Look at the Governor in Saint Thomas and see how many armed Officers are in his security detail. One thing I have leaned over the years is that the BVI is very reactive. We wanit until something bad happens before we take action. The Premier pays taxes like every other persons who works for a living here in the BVI. I am sure that he have paid much more taxes than the cost of that vehicle. That together with the conttibution he has made to this Territory as a medical doctor. So stop talk piss about the Premier''s vehicle. He paid for it with his taxes. Small minded crabs..
  • Parents to blame (02/08/2016, 09:35) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    Parents are to blame. A lot of parents are raising thugs and refuse to discipline them and don't want anybody else to discipline them. Where are the fathers? Instead of these men walking bout trying to see how much women they can go on , partying and gambling they should spend time with their children and be good role models. Parents need to step up their game and stop trying to be their children's best friend instead of a parent.
    • True (02/08/2016, 14:46) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Some of the parents sit down and smoke weed and drink with there kids, parents having grown up conversations and the kids is right up in the middle of it. The day you try to be your kids friend, that is the day they start to lose respect for you.
  • Boii A boii (02/08/2016, 10:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The war going continue now
    This probably is something dealing with Snoopy cause it all started with him after he was accused for the shooting on the beach! So it will just be a war until everyone on either side is all dead
    Bvi has gone from good to bad super fast ...We as old people can't go out and have a great time anymore.. And that is very sad
    • Peaches (02/08/2016, 17:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Boii A boil it is time to seek the Lord. It is not safe out on the streets anymore.
  • for real (02/08/2016, 22:20) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    Bad minded policz bway. He should be glad that is all that happen to him.
  • gandhi (05/08/2016, 15:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    an eye for eye will leave the whole world blind


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