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Burglary reported @ VI Motors in Duff’s Bottom

Reports reaching our newsroom indicate VI Motors in Duff's Bottom fell victim to burglary this morning, October 11, 2023. Photo: Facebook
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom is that there has been a burglary at VI Motors located in Duff’s Bottom on the main Island of Tortola.

There are conflicting reports on when the incident actually happened, with some saying it occurred early this morning, Wednesday, October 11, 2023.

No one was reported injured, and all members of staff and management are safe.

Police have started their investigations.

We will bring more details as the story develops.

The burglary of VI Motors comes on the heels of pastry shop Crandall's being burglarised in the early morning hours of October 10, 2023.

23 Responses to “Burglary reported @ VI Motors in Duff’s Bottom”

  • Hmmmm (11/10/2023, 11:25) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    The economy is tied to crime. Fix the economy and it will put a dent in crime.
    • right (11/10/2023, 19:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Step 1 channel people into tourism services & legalize weed to attract more tourist & ease unnecessary spending.
      Many lives will be improved when people grow their own, start gardening and save the money for other purposes.
  • Pastors (11/10/2023, 11:30) Like (10) Dislike (29) Reply
    To all BVI Pastors please wake up and start national Prayers and wage war against the enemy. Get up & come out of the trance the colonial masters have you all in. The country needs serious Prayers. The evil is huge on the land and most of it is by the hands of the colonial people and not just locally like some of you only conveniently focus on.
    • pastor fu** (11/10/2023, 12:14) Like (125) Dislike (3) Reply
      the pastors themselves is some fk around this place them is all part a the system wa against the ppl same way buh prayer..tell dem go pray for dem bad and nasty ways
      • @pastor fu** (11/10/2023, 12:46) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
        Exactly stop holding any man high just case he a “pastor” them is regular human just like us. Ayo would be surprised how alot of “pastor” does live.
      • @pastor fu** (11/10/2023, 12:51) Like (8) Dislike (11) Reply
        I hope fools like you do not have children because I can see how ignorance is passed on and why some of them are doomed with the ignorant mindset of people like you guiding them wrong. You need Prayers.
    • :) (11/10/2023, 12:54) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
      stop call out the pastors, they would plea for you all to bring the youth to church, but no! You go to church and leave them home, then dont issist that they have devotion with you, if you having devotions, the school no Bible what you expect for the pastors to come home too?
  • The watchdog (11/10/2023, 11:35) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    These crack heads are out!
    • @ the watchdog (11/10/2023, 13:54) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Anti- social behaviour, is abused as a description daily perhaps to down-play what we don't want to admit.
  • all the system fault (11/10/2023, 12:12) Like (14) Dislike (12) Reply

    Raise the *&^5ng minimum wage and provide jobs for ppl b….mind yuh when a man cnt eat he goin go take from who eating….ayo could still wan pay man $6.50/hr in these times n don’t expect um to put on dem mask n grab gun smhh it all goes bk to the persons who stifling the vi economically

  • jack@$$ (11/10/2023, 12:25) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Christmas comes once a year and people need $$ for presents and flossing above their means. Vermin go do an honest days work nuh man.
  • Well (11/10/2023, 12:27) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    The guy as to pay is bail
    What you expect
  • WOW (11/10/2023, 13:01) Like (9) Dislike (10) Reply
    Well the only place left for them to go is target the church next
  • resident (11/10/2023, 16:49) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'll bet that none of these perpetrators are from the people applying for Residency or Belongership....think about it folks....
    • Shorty (12/10/2023, 20:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes they are Stealing just in case they don't get the Status, they would Still have funds to take home.
  • Manjack (11/10/2023, 17:14) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    The rise in violent and property crimes is troubling and concerning , having an adverse impact on quality of life, standards of living, economic growth and development, national productivity, etc. However, solving and/or reducing violent and property crimes cannot be solved by just treating the symptoms. Instead , the root cause(s) must be found and rooted out. Rooting out the root cause is not a one time operation; it must entailed a plan and effort. Rooting out the root causes will require an all hands on deck community effort. I will take a wild a$$ guest and say the root causes go back decades. The lost of the village(s) play into the cause. African proverb: “ It takes a village to raise a child.” Today, some chiren are raising themselves.

    Moreover, , there is a causal effect between unemployment and crime. The data show that when unemployment goes up crime also tends to go up. Conversely, when the economy is on the upswing, crimes tend to trend downwards. People are unemployed for various reasons, viz, a) economic slow down, b) lack of moderate to high paying jobs/opportunities,,c) low pay for available jobs, d) skills of workers are not in demand ( structural),e), f) workers education, and technical and administrative skills don’t meet jobs requirements, g) laziness, etc.. Regardless, when one is unemployed, life needs still go on, ie, feeding one family, among other things. Though we may not condone the behavior, if one is stealing to take care of one’s family, one may, may deserve some, some sympathy for the egregious behavio. Undoubtedly, though despised by law enforcement and the community writ large/in general, the emergence of the underground economy may be contributing to the unemployment. Both the official and underground economy have to be addressed to effectively addressed employment/unemployment for the longer-term.
    • @Manjack (12/10/2023, 09:19) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply

      @Manjack, you provided a litany of reasons why people can’t find work. But I don’t buy any of it. The BVI has to import labor and you telling me these lazy MSs cannot find work. No, they are damn lazy and feel entitled. What the Village got to do with ? ?? No, cannot find compassion for nor condone violent and property crime for any reason. Let them get off dem lazy a$$ and go find wuk. They commit the crime do the time. All this root cause(s) is bulls***, rationalizing bad behavior. Let’s stop the psychological mumbo jumbo.

    • @ Manjack (12/10/2023, 09:45) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ Manjack, stop being so politically correct , dressing up the pig. Call a spade a spade. The underground economy is the illegal, controlled substance, drugs trade. And it is not just mules are in it. The whole society are in it , including the the watchers and protectors . But who is watching the watchers and protectors ???
  • jj (11/10/2023, 18:52) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    This place is no longer nature's little secret its now call big secret
  • Scotland Yard (11/10/2023, 20:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    with all of these British Experts in the place
  • Big Slick Willie (11/10/2023, 22:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Starting to sound like Covid days. Idiots.

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