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Z6ne irresponsibly labelled as a gang- Hon Maduro-Caines

- but admits that criminal gang activities exist in the Sixth District
Police Commissioner Michael 'Mick' Matthews (right) has reportedly stated that Z6ne is one of the gangs the RVIPF has its eyes on. Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (left) has lamented that the moniker, Z6ne, is being associated with a criminal gang. Photo: VINOFile
Part of the Facebook post by Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines. Photo: Facebook
Part of the Facebook post by Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines, while admitting that the district needs to do its part in tackling criminal activities, is disturbed that the moniker ‘Z6ne’ is being associated with a gang by police.

It was on November 21, 2016 that a local news site published a story in which Police Commissioner Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews said the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has its eyes on two gangs in particular- SOB and rival gang Z6ne

“What I can say with real confidence is that there are rival gangs fighting on this rather small island of ours and the islands associated – the sister islands. And they are fighting over drugs; they are fighting over firearms; they are fighting over territory…,” Mr Matthews reportedly told the news site.

‘Incensed with anger’

Posting on her Facebook page late yesterday, Hon Maduro-Caines said earlier in the day several residents of the 6th District contacted her “incensed with anger coming from a news story that irresponsibly labeled Z6NE as a gang.”

And, according to the District Representative, she understands their anger, but she is also aware, “as many of you are, that we have things in our backyard to clean up and now that it's been plastered on the front page of the Territory's news, we should openly discuss how to rid our areas of any such activity if it exists.”

She, however, lamented that the moniker Z6ne or Zone 6, is being associated with a gang and criminal activities as she noted that the moniker was created as a positive influence to promoted unity in the district.

“We have to be honest and aware that there are some persons that engage in negative activities that some label as gang like conduct; which would be unfortunate and also because the blatant misuse of "Z6NE" to brand these activities is alarming to the hardworking and positive young men and women who created and rep "Z6NE" as a badge of honour that brings our entire district together.

The National Democratic Party (NDP) back bencher also said she is well aware of the Z6NE movement and is proud that the young people of the district are so in love with the areas that they come from that they “gave it a cool, hip, catchy and fun moniker to label our area.”

Z6ne is about togetherness

“Z6NE has always been about togetherness and support from one resident to another and to my knowledge was never created to brand bad activities or any behaviour that would harm the people of this and any other community.”

She added it is sad then to see that a small number of persons are using the harmless name to carry out activities that are now being flagged by and monitored by the Police.

“I do not condone any unlawful activity done under any branding especially not under a name like Z6NE which was made to uplift our residents. I further support the Police in carrying out their duties but would encourage anyone when making a statement about something that is endearing to so many people that you take the time to be clear with your meanings so that many persons in a district do not feel lumped into a gang.”

‘Passionate about their turf’

Hon Maduro-Caines encouraged anyone engaging in unlawful activities to consider the cause of their actions. “They hurt the very community you seek to band together to protect and it gathers unwanted attention to our areas especially to innocent bystanders that may be caught in the fray.”

She added that she respects that many of the “boys” in the District are passionate about their "turf", but passion should not translate into criminal activity.

“To the persons that rep Z6NE the proper way, to mean a name that brings the people of Johnson's Ghut, Purcell, Free Bottom, Baughers Bay, Fort Hill, Belle Vue, Fish Bay and Kingstown together, keep repping it positively and do not allow a small handful of persons to hijack what we know to be a proud banner for our district. Love you Z6NE.”

52 Responses to “Z6ne irresponsibly labelled as a gang- Hon Maduro-Caines”

  • SMH (22/11/2016, 08:21) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    dem young punks
    • B Real (22/11/2016, 08:53) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
      Yeah but they will put something hot in you the real way.
      • SMH (22/11/2016, 09:24) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
        Exactly why they nothing but punks/cowards. I would whup that whole gang with my bare fist and got them running to mommy and daddy, where applicable...people think bad man is the one with gun but he nothing but a sissy...come with your bare fist and become a man.
        • B Real (22/11/2016, 10:19) Like (0) Dislike (8) Reply
          You know nothing almost all them youth got hand skills that is why they go THE WAY OF THE GUN. Thy don't want to break your jaw they want to break you off of life wah I suppose to beat you to death with fist? Shot yuh is the way.
        • Really? (22/11/2016, 16:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          SMH, Bare fists can beat gunshots? You just talking for talking sake....I ain't saying you can't beat them fist to fist, but fist to gun?......nah...Feeling that they are sissies will change nothing as long as they have access to weapons.
    • Visine (22/11/2016, 09:35) Like (29) Dislike (7) Reply
      I noticed that most of the individuals who are angered by this are those who actually live in the area and are burying their heads in the sand. That area is littered with criminals. One chubby Lumpkin was posting her crap after the top cop made his remark....but she forgot her brother was arrested for having a gun in his room. STOP protecting and hiding criminals in your "zone" as for the representative,that's another story.
      • Truth (22/11/2016, 12:00) Like (2) Dislike (11) Reply
        @ Visine you need to hush your mouth and get your facts straight, he was never held with a gun just some ammunition, drip some of it in your eye while you at it
        • LMAOOOOOOO (22/11/2016, 15:32) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
          ..."Just some ammunition.."..WTF? What was he doing with it? Shaving? Making cereal?
          • Chubby Lumpkin (22/11/2016, 16:59) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
            Exactly!! The moomoo defending her brother's criminal activities...and it says quite a lot about the family SMH. Maybe he was using the ammunition to make SLIM FAST lol
            • Hmmm (22/11/2016, 20:20) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
              His mother was the best secueity guard bvi highschool ever had, she raised and took care of several young men and women when she had nothin to give!
              • lmfao (23/11/2016, 10:16) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
                "Best security guard" and yet her son had ammunition in the same house as her????????? woiiiieee you got to be an a $$
      • Hmmm (22/11/2016, 16:49) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
        Having a gum doesn't lable you as a criminal. Do your research before you come here talking piss
    • SMH (22/11/2016, 10:56) Like (35) Dislike (11) Reply
      Alvera hush your tail. People like you is what is destroying this country. The Commissioner is right. Too much unsavory behavior is going on in our communities and we turn a blind eye because we know them or they are family. ENOUGH! It is time to clean up this island and reclaim our communities from these lawless bunch of vagabonds! You have our support Commissioner. Bring out the 'Big Stick' and let the heads start rolling.
      • Yasssssssss (22/11/2016, 15:05) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
        I am behind the Commissioner 100000000000000000%.Yes, it is time to clean up this Island of the dirty trash once and for all. Set of vagabonds loose here talking about they running and in gang, trying to take over. Do any of these vagabonds pay taxes? or do a legal days work. All they do is lay up in their mother or some lazy nasty chicken head girl/THOT house sleep all day, smoke weed, drink and make babies.
  • BVIslander (22/11/2016, 08:23) Like (65) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ms Caines - while most of us want to bury our heads in the sands, this is real - it is happening! The bible says that while we slept, an enemy has done this. He has done this to our young men in our country. They are fooled, blinded and ignorant that there is something as "hurried death". My question remains "why", "why" - seems so senseless to me. It doesn't matter whether its Z6, Z8, Z4, Z2 or Z1 - all a we in this Virgin Islands have a problem. Our young men are choosing to die senseless deaths - how can gang wars benefit anyone? What is the point? To prove I can get my hand on a gun and take someone's life? And then when the life is taken, then what? We have failed our children miserably - we the parents! Parents are afraid to correct their children. Do it when they are young - what can you tell a child when he is much older? Parents and children are in the night clubs getting their grove on at the same time. Parents and children are at the strip clubs. What do we expect? Going to school that use to be a "must" is now a thing of the past! You must go and you had better learn as well! I can't speak to someone else's child if I see them doing wrong - the parent(s) will come to me and tell me which part of my mother I came from and in front of the child as well. Never mind the teachers who are being abused. I have received complaints and have seen the rudeness, disrespect from some children right in front my face. So while you the parents are at home in your cozy beds, unable to discipline your child, and refusing any assistance from anyone else, our children are dying in the streets like dogs! May God help us all!
  • Really (22/11/2016, 08:34) Like (15) Dislike (5) Reply
    Mrs Caines stop buring your head in the sand face reality deal with it, the writing is on the wall.
    • resident (22/11/2016, 11:01) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      The writing on the wall for years .These punk is breaking their neighbor houses and stealing. When you call the police station they take forever to come when they come one police we are disgusting at that time they broke into two apartments and a house and you know what one of the punk belong to a police officer. We have a serious problem not for a few districts because some of the punks come from the East and cause problem in these districts. MR COMMISSIONER you have to look for the source how these guns are getting into the ISLAND. The guns laws should be enforce another thing all cargo should be open and inspect at the ports I have seen custom officers at businesses clearing good if that is still going on that is a red flag for guns getting into the country. Parents have a big roll to play in their children lives children under age should be home at a certain time .You cannot correct people children like years ago if you do prepare to get you know what. You cannot spank your child any more because they call it abuse if they find mark on their skin some can be abuse but not all the time because some people skin are very sensitive to get marks. But mark or no mark children need to be corrected with a spank sometimes. Tortola gone to the dogs of political powers they please people sometimes for the wrong reason and this is part of the fruit from it . It start with the VIP and these is no better. We have to say enough is enough and do some thing about it to save what we have remain.
  • Hmmmm (22/11/2016, 08:55) Like (34) Dislike (0) Reply
    the way the gangs are set up & endorsed by so-called friends. chicken head girls that sleeps with all the members,
    guns, drugs etc. its the new kinda cool. very welcome and accepted in the bvi. That person kill that person, and the friends celebrate, the one kill the other one and the fans celebrate, when it hits home/a lover one etc its a problem. I've spoken to many that want to get out but can't as it makes them look soft. It takes all of us to stand up but people to salty and unsure of what kind of life they really want to live.
    • Exactly (22/11/2016, 18:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Hmmmm, you are so correct, it is called sexed in. Or sometimes they are beat in. They have to take a beat down from other gang members for a couple of minutes. The girls hold the drugs, weapons and make drug pick ups. They have their secret spots where they meet and as they say, handle their business. That is why they are one step ahead of the law.
  • i from here (22/11/2016, 09:03) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    Zone 6 is FULL of gang members. Feel better now Mrs Caines ?
  • Come on!!!!!! (22/11/2016, 09:05) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
    Why is people so damn blind or always so quick to deny things. Yes, zone6 is a gang. SOB is a gang. When they start doing drive buys in your neighborhoods or your homes then maybe you will believe it. You see these guys throwing up signs with their fingers, wearing a certain type of clothing, a bunch of big stupid looking gold chains, rings on every finger. Normal men don't dress like that. For once, people open your eyes and face the truth. Start paying attention to your surroundings.

    • B Savage (22/11/2016, 10:21) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Real G's don't either your point is?
      • Phantom (22/11/2016, 13:49) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
        @B. Savage or whatever you call yourself, there is no real G's around anymore. If you can't or fail to understand my point, then your elevator don't travel to the top floor.
    • Know one thing (22/11/2016, 14:06) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      There is a certain Auto Rental place that I do not venture anywhere near because that is where most of the drama pops off/starts. That place is a cover up.
      • Yes (23/11/2016, 23:11) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
        Soo Why You Sneak Dissing.?? If You Have Something You Want Say Just Say It.. Buh Cover Up. You Best Cover Up Your Face From Her Talking Crap.. You Aint Know Nothing But You Could Air Out Your Mouth..
  • they only care about votes (22/11/2016, 09:06) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Both she and mark need to drain the swamp in their districts of criminal elements.
  • Belle Vue Mom (22/11/2016, 09:10) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    Alvera please face the reality it could be your neighbor, relative, friend children in zone 6 causing trouble. I for one don't like to drive pass late in the night much less day time to bring my child school. Are we an island that like to cover up everything.

    Same thing with the financial services the national bank the cruise ship the health of the territory. If we keep burying we head we soon bury the whole country. Wise up and help the police solve them crimes. See they calling out for help.
  • wize up (22/11/2016, 09:11) Like (20) Dislike (9) Reply
    Mr Commissioner of Police: what about those white coke-head hiding out in those gated communities: what about those so-called salvage vessels that bring coke in our territory.....crime is crime and criminals are criminals.....
    • Foolish (22/11/2016, 11:34) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      You sound like a 2 year old throwing a temper tantrum, we all know who brings in coke as they just got released a while back. Lets deal with all crime but put the violent crime as a priority.
    • @wake up (22/11/2016, 12:43) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Those in the gated communities do not break into homes, kill each other fight over territory that they do not own their children do not make a muck of the schools that they sometimes like thos in the gated community and not like those in a pigpen and it will be all good. You bother no one and no one bothers you. Dont start nuttin wont be nuttin.
      • Gated Community (23/11/2016, 13:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Thank You @Wake Up, we have rules in our Community and we look out for each other.
    • bbbB (22/11/2016, 15:38) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Wize Up, do you really think only White people is coke heads hiding behind gated Communities? I got news for you, there is a lot of Blacks here who is living well and have money that is sniffing the nose candy and bringing it in.
  • stfu (22/11/2016, 09:15) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply

    Mrs Caines.. WHY JUST WAY?

  • Zone 6 (22/11/2016, 09:18) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply

    He still around? I hear nobody don't hardly see her unless you go buy her ......

    • What? (22/11/2016, 09:38) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
      @zone6..... Still in that zone until you figure out hoe to write what you just wrote better.
  • Hmm (22/11/2016, 09:24) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ya'll need to stop! Of course the Rep. for the 6th is going to defend her FAMILY. Most of them have to call her aunty. But she knows better. She knowssss!
    • So true (22/11/2016, 09:38) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
      Hostage.. She have no choice or maybe she will get rat out.... Sad place/ very sad lady.
  • de silent one (22/11/2016, 11:04) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    What is wrong with Mrs. Caines, are she trying to secure another victory at the polls or she just out of touch with what's going on in the Baugher's Bay area of the district? It's the reason why the gang members behave the way that they do, because they seems to have the support of people like Mrs. Caines and others like herself. As you enter the area, it's quite evident as to what's going on and the deeper in the Village as you go you see more of it. She needs to help clean up the area instead of critiquing COP comment.
  • True (22/11/2016, 13:20) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Zone6 full of criminal activity, that's general knowledge ms.caines
    • Concerned (26/11/2016, 22:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes criminal activity. There is a prowler on the loose in the area above the Methodist church in Purcell Est. He Sited only this early am coming from a neighbors yard. When seen, ran into another yard. An apt was broken into in the area a few days ago. We are usually a very quiet area but now it is scary, especially with the frequency of the scooter activity . What is going on? Please law enforcement. Neighbors be vigilant and report suspicious activity. Be your neighbors keeper. Don't wait for your Rep.
  • Z6ne Judgement (22/11/2016, 13:41) Like (5) Dislike (12) Reply
    It amazes me how you all could critize Maduro. She never ever said she was condoning any wrong doing. Thank God there are only a few of you bloging over and over again because I refuse to believe some of us are so stupid we cannot understand what this lady said. Secure votes? She have no need to try to do this. In fact, if I were her, I would have left politics for she would be secure for life. Some of you too negative and un-grateful. The commissioner need to do his home work. There are gangs all over so why he point fingers at z6ne? I admire her for she spoke the truth. She is not condoning any wrong doing and support the police in doing their jobs. Some of you make me sick. I can imagine how some of the elected officials feel. Tomorrow some of you are the same ones who will be up by her house or her office begging for something.
    • Agree (22/11/2016, 17:24) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      How much thing them westend boys do, them from cgb, oh dont talk about the eastern part of the island. Town I aint leaving out you all. Utter rubbish, why label 1 or 2. Zone 6 name been thrown around by some idiots who probably know nothing bout the district and looking stripes because of who live there. That SOB thing is a whole other story....them have to know what they are all about as so far only criminal activity is heard of besides the young female fools who up n dwn behind them for money and stats. Something is wrong with this place. UNITE LETS CLEAN UP!!WAIT....the police cant be trusted so how do we start???? Lets clean up the RVIPF and make laws for parents to be accountable for their children and maybe jus then they would care.
    • I Would Shake Your Hand (23/11/2016, 12:03) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      It annoys me to hear some of you. The Police have not always gotten it right! Every time someone tries to do something positive to encourage young people in District 6 to lift themselves up from under the stigma of labels and lies -- you have the police labelling them as gangs! There is always a bad apple somewhere in every community but don't make it seem like its everybody. That is why the young people growing more and more rebellious! Nobody believes them! Nobody supports them! Nobody has anything good to say about them. You call them punks so they act like punks. All of you who have so much to say, What have you done or is doing to encourage any youth to stay away from bad influences or from crime. Do you mentor anyone? Do you encourage anyone? I applaud people like Henderson Tittle who is working with young men and those who take the time to coach sport teams but take it to another level where they provide more than an activity. There are others too. But what are you people who always have a lot to say doing? NOTHING!!! You all just like to run your mouths. Hon Alvara Maduro-Caines may not always get it right but she is doing a heck of a lot more that most of you. So instead of always criticising see if you can come up with positive ways to help our youths, whether they are your family or not. And since you all always know, why don't you all help the police by providing solid leads to help solve crime in the territory so that perpetrators no matter what district they are from can be brought to justice?!
  • Wow Lady!!!!!!!! (22/11/2016, 14:00) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Mrs Caines, the more you stand here and act like you don't know what is going on, the more guilty you look. Lady, you know what is going on. Your District is on the Map. Yes, there is a Zone 6 gang. Don't get mad because your District got called out.
  • True (22/11/2016, 15:31) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    @Wow Lady!!!!!!!!, I agree with you. You see SOB is quiet on this one. They gone ghost now. Get mad at the little punks from your District for what is going on and bringing attention to themselves and popping off at the lips about Zone6. Loose lips always sink ships.
  • Annoyed (22/11/2016, 17:14) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    People in the BVI are so small minded. Nobody is covering up anything its jus the whole Z6ne thing came about in a positive light and as usual u hv certain people bein bad eggs in the bunch but guess what District 7/8 or District 4/5 or even those in D3 or D1 or whereever aint no different. People always throwing stone when them live in glass house. The big issue is the youths gone wild as different cultures hv mixed and who is considered soft want to big up themselves negatively. Parenting is a major issue also, some fraid to buss their behinds n make them do right. You think any child of mine goin stop school to go smoke or sit all day on a corner!! And the police know bout these areas...clean them up. Gain back the public Trust lets work together.
  • dude (22/11/2016, 17:22) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    In a sense she is right & in a sense CoP knows what he is doing by classifying them as a gang. It's a term they got from listening to Blood gang rap & he knows that but they're not fighting for drug turf and guns etc. There is no organization to it either. When the Belle Vue boys do their thing the whole district gets the blame as a gang same as the Baughers Bay boys & girls same for Rasville but there is no organization or anything. One of the SOB boys lived in Z6ne and he was killed. It's throwing a wide net to catch the fish. She has a right to speak out against the district being labelled a gang haven but it was better to do that then to list families. The youths are lost and ignorant & need opportunities and jobs. The SOBs need discipline that they never got at home also. So they kids who were never properly parented are reaping what they sowed
  • saga saga (22/11/2016, 17:57) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    De boyz dem used de moniker to name demselves, the moniker was started for positiveness, but de gunman dem from de area take on the name to distinguish demselves. SOB dem boyz de from South of the Border, and these odder boyz dem quiet from East called demself E187M. Ah wonder wha odda gang it goh nxt. Some say what bout de 1WO the One World Order in VG.
  • wize up (23/11/2016, 16:10) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    money laundering is also a crime in this territory: he know all in gangs and not even in the territory for one year....what he doing about white collar crime because only blacks are criminals within the eyes of some of us....the politicians says our people incapable of filling certain post and the police now say our people are gang members: I grew up gathering under the trees; gathering by the wells and gathering by street lights however our people are now suspects because we do these things
  • Loveedaddy (24/11/2016, 20:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Y'all forget about the man den from yard,,,,stepping razor shhhh

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