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Businessman allegedly beats wife for turning on house lights

- reportedly threatened to make her ‘disappear’
A prominent Fort Hill businessman was taken into police custody at the Road Town Police Station in the wee hours of this morning, Sunday, May 17, 2020 for allegedly beating his wife and threatening to make her 'disappear'. Photo: VINO/File
It was in early April that Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) appealed to especially to men in the Territory to resist conflicts at home to reduce the incidents of violence. Photo: Internet Source
It was in early April that Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) appealed to especially to men in the Territory to resist conflicts at home to reduce the incidents of violence. Photo: Internet Source
Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) had said it’s a small pocket of persons engaging in domestic violence around this time and singled out the men as the primary culprits. Photo: VINO/File
Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) had said it’s a small pocket of persons engaging in domestic violence around this time and singled out the men as the primary culprits. Photo: VINO/File
FORT HILL, Tortola, VI- A prominent Fort Hill businessman was taken into police custody in the wee hours of this morning, Sunday, May 17, 2020, for allegedly beating his wife and threatening to make her “disappear”.

Sources familiar with the alleged incident told Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) that the wife of the businessman had to be taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital. She allegedly had scratches and bruises about her body and was complaining of head pains.

According to reports, the businessman was furious that his wife decided to turn on the lights of the house after receiving a phone call sometime after 10:00 pm on May 16, 2020.

It is alleged that when the husband came home and saw the lights on he flew into a rage and grabbed his wife by her chest, scratching her in the process, and began to strike her in her head while ordering her not to interfere with the lights or go against anything he does in their home.

As he continued to assault the wife, it's alleged he repeatedly told her he can make her disappear.

The woman subsequently called the police; however, the husband was not at the home when they arrived.

He was later found, arrested and placed in the lockups at the Road Town Police Station.

It was only on May 15, 2020, that this news site reported that police were investigating an abduction and assault matter that allegedly occurred on the western end of Tortola on May 12, 2020.

Domestic Violence ‘will not be tolerated’- Premier Fahie

According to reports, the alleged perpetrator is a taxi driver, who took two of his children from the home of their mother against her will and also allegedly assaulted his children’s older sibling, who tried to prevent him from taking the children.

It was in early April that Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) appealed to especially men in the Territory to resist conflicts at home to reduce the incidents of violence.

Addressing the Territory on April 6, 2020, Premier Fahie said it’s a small pocket of persons engaging in domestic violence around this time and singled out the men as the primary culprits.

“I want to speak to you my brothers directly. You must stop it. Stop it. This cannot be. You cannot be abusing our females, it is wrong. You cannot be abusing our children; it is wrong,” said Premier Fahie, while adding, “God did not put you in the role where you are to be abusive. You are there to build stronger homes and stronger families, not to be a stronger monster. This type of behaviour will not be tolerated,” Premier Fahie had urged.

79 Responses to “Businessman allegedly beats wife for turning on house lights”

  • geezum (17/05/2020, 13:50) Like (48) Dislike (3) Reply
    Is that how high electricity bill does be that your wife can’t even turn off the light. What a shame. Release his name
    • Iran (17/05/2020, 13:53) Like (6) Dislike (103) Reply
      People need mind them business when I beat my wife let me hear any of ayoo inputs
      • i could tell you (17/05/2020, 14:03) Like (71) Dislike (1) Reply
        It got a woman a co worker of mines who work hanrneys she come work with her eye and lip swell every week, but she fall is all the time she does fall soo. These men need locking up
        • Nette (17/05/2020, 17:01) Like (8) Dislike (44) Reply
          The husband got to be a island man.
        • hm (18/05/2020, 07:47) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
          She need to leave that man alone... Stop taking him back... But she gonna do and do until he kill her...Folks staying for the kids and marriage won’t save your life okay..
        • Love ain't s*** (18/05/2020, 08:40) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
          Some women are stupid, why stay with someone who beats you? The day they put hands on you should be the day divorce papers are filed. Love blinds people, it's just a silly emotional, you can fall in love with anyone; there isn't a 'soul mate' or 'the one' keep being stupid.
        • Why (19/05/2020, 13:04) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
          Why does the men need locking up, if the woman stays and don't mind the beating?
          Some women act stupid and ungrateful when i treat them good, so I guess they're comfortable being treated like Sh**.
      • SHAME (17/05/2020, 14:08) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply

        I hope she p****** you before you get the chance to lay a finger on her

      • trial (17/05/2020, 14:10) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
        You'll be hearing our input as jurors sending your sorry excuse for a human to prison
      • Guardian Angel (17/05/2020, 14:24) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
        You are a coward hitting when hitting your wife and deserves to be beat up by a man.
      • A wife (17/05/2020, 15:08) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
        @Iran, really? My husband will get his wig split if he so much as lay a hand on me.
        • Big Slick Willie (17/05/2020, 16:59) Like (24) Dislike (5) Reply
          Yep. Unfortunately the Arabs have totally different rules on beating wives. Why do you think they cover everything but feet and hands? Hides the bruises and swelling.
        • I know I’m wrong (18/05/2020, 12:26) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
          Lol if yo husband got a wig to split....
      • Iran (17/05/2020, 15:31) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
        Man behind the computer screen got cheat ehhhh
      • LISTEN UP (17/05/2020, 15:56) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
        Iran someone needs to give your wife balls to crack your @$$ in 2
        • for real (17/05/2020, 18:39) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
          Iran, yeah we know you Arab men beat your wives on the daily and you all make your wives carry the bags, walk behind you and have to get permission to go anywhere. Hope your wife wake up and crack you a good blow in the mouth knocking out every teeth in your mouth.
      • Well (17/05/2020, 16:24) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
        You obviously don’t have the right wife why you feel you can beat up in her. Some of aryo just need the right wife-the right woman/girlfriend period. We weren’t made to be punching bags - we nurture, bring you and your children in this world and can get back to business. Keep aryo hands to yourselves.
        • Why (19/05/2020, 15:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          How about getting a man that DO NOT beat you. Some of you get beat, stay, and complain.
      • anegada (18/05/2020, 00:21) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        You sound like an international fool.
      • Peaches (18/05/2020, 11:58) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Poor woman!
      • I have sisters n a mother (19/05/2020, 06:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Well I goin say something cause if yur sista was gettin beat by her man yu would of geh hot n wan talk bout killing him or if it was yur mom deh Bible do onto others as yu would have dem do onto yu n old ppl does say short run for maga goat n I always hide to hear goin up karma issa b$&(; so think
    • Aron (17/05/2020, 14:05) Like (3) Dislike (26) Reply
      I sure she was texting another man
  • Sad fr (17/05/2020, 13:52) Like (43) Dislike (3) Reply
    Lot of domestic violence going on since we was on lockdown and now while on curefew. These husband and wife not custom being around each other to long. The man then mad they not with them side piece taking out them anger on the wife
    • Facts RVIPF (17/05/2020, 13:56) Like (12) Dislike (27) Reply

      M**** aka funny man need be the jail If that’s the case cause he and that Vincentian of his does be fighting like cats and dogs

      • oooo (17/05/2020, 14:58) Like (19) Dislike (7) Reply
        @ Fact RVIPF. You really missed the funny man sh$$& that’s why you always talking about him so. Lol
      • @Facts RVIPF (17/05/2020, 15:21) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
        That mess with those two is no secret.But, like they say, those down Island women will go before the firing squad before they let go of the good life. M**** was her come up.
      • @Facts RVIPF (17/05/2020, 15:47) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
        • Jealous of what (17/05/2020, 20:42) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
          All I would say is if people is calling the man I am married to Funny man, I would be humiliated. RVIPF is correct. But that is kept under the rug. All that glitters is not gold, it is called keeping up appearances while seeting mad.
      • Memory (18/05/2020, 05:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        His name will always be mentioned. So it is so it is written.
    • Hmm (17/05/2020, 14:00) Like (18) Dislike (24) Reply
      No the truth is that some these island women from down the island does come up tortola and mess people marriage and does put obeh on the people them husband
    • lol (17/05/2020, 14:07) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
      I could name a few especially up east end lawd
      • @ lol (17/05/2020, 16:23) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
        They know they these devil in dresses work something on them and they don’t care that’s how messed up it is
  • east (17/05/2020, 13:58) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply

    Them bleach face Ja****** women does beat them man like crazy. We gah keep a eye out..

    • SCB (17/05/2020, 15:49) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      Like the jam down one who does put blows in the one from up the hill.
  • Scared (17/05/2020, 14:04) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
    Them Vincy man don’t beat them does chop up them wife ohh lawd ayu people keep from them things
  • Commercial (17/05/2020, 14:05) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sad thing is other woman waiting for these man 2 be single 2 pick them up and brag about how they have such a good one its really is one man trash is a next man treasure our trash is always trash
  • Hmmmmmmm (17/05/2020, 14:18) Like (18) Dislike (8) Reply
    Many times this is what happens when one spouse wants to live a Godly life and the other does not. These are the last days. The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one, Satan, and his demons. Adulterers and homosexuals are on the rise. These persons do the bid of Satan the Devil. Neither of both groups shall be part of God’s kingdom. God is not partial. Don’t believe that only homosexuals will not be part of God’s kingdom. All adulterers too.
    • trrefdrfds (17/05/2020, 16:09) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
      Indeed, God is not partial and neither is he a liar.

      Adulterers and homosexuals meet the same fate - everlasting cutting off
      • @ truth (17/05/2020, 18:32) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
        When did God make you his right-hand man/woman. Last I checked it was Jesus Christ.

        Please get familiar with the Word of God and look for what Jesus said before blaspheming the Lord's good name.
        • Lolllllll (17/05/2020, 19:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          Give yourself the same advice. The joke is on you.

          See Revelation 21: 8 - a scripture that was God breathed
          • Big Slick Willie (17/05/2020, 20:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
            Uh oh. Then you better add those that idolize musicians and sports personalities and practice voodoo. Then there's cowards and liars. Damn. All headed for the "burning sulfur".
      • @Truth (17/05/2020, 18:36) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        Facts! Revelation 21: 8
    • @ Hmmmmmmm (17/05/2020, 16:27) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      John 8: 1 - 11

      1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” 6 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9 But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”]]
      • @@Hmmmmmmm (17/05/2020, 18:22) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
        The woman went and sinned NO MORE. She repented and turned completely away from an evil course.

        FACTS: Adulterers and homosexuals will be no subjects of God' kingdom. Are you saying that God is a liar?

        You people come with half the Truth just like the Devil. You people pick what you want out the Bible to live by. Go read the Bible again because God is not a liar.

        • Pick n Choose Sinners (17/05/2020, 19:23) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          All this talk about adultery you would think pre-marital sex and lustful thoughts have a free pass.
      • @@Hmmmmmmm (17/05/2020, 18:34) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
        Revelation 21: 8
        But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.

        Go read the Bible and stop spreading lies. Half truths equal a whole lie. The woman went and completely turned around from her wayward course. She genuinely repented. She stopped committing adultery. God is no fool.

        All adulterers and homosexuals fate is to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. Persons from neither group shall be subjects of God's Kingdom.

        It is so clear that what was posted earlier is eating you up that you come with your half story - your lies. Guilty consciences need no accusers.
        • @@@Hmmmmmmm (17/05/2020, 19:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          You people need to humble yourselves before the Lord.

          What part of go and sin no more do you not understand.

          Reading and Comprehension is fundamental. so quick to act self-righteous that you post without understanding.

          Colossians 1:13-14 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
          • Revelation 21: 8 (17/05/2020, 19:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
            But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
          • Let's see... (17/05/2020, 20:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
            Well, he has delivered the homosexuals too, right? I mean that they can still carry on their homosexual behaviour even after deliverance, right? If the adulterers can carry on their adultery and claim deliverance at the same time, the homosexuals should be able to carry on their homosexual lifestyle and claim deliverance tooooooo. No? Afterall, God is not partial!
  • well sa (17/05/2020, 14:45) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    now he need to be tased, real men do not beat women
  • We in trouble (17/05/2020, 14:58) Like (4) Dislike (19) Reply
    These women too sluck. Lights on means husband aint home.. Lights off means husband home... Husband onto her, he dont trust her....Thats the game Cheaters play.. The house lights is the sign i kno that for a fact...He just needed to put her out instead of hitting her and end up in this embarassment..
  • *Hmm (17/05/2020, 15:09) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    All I will say on this is more power to each & every last one of you females who live, breathe, endure & accept this kind of life where the man you call your husband, boyfriend or fiance beats up on you. No matter how many bloody noses, busted lips, black eyes, bruise bodies, broken bones etc yall receive you STILL stay with that piece of shit man & say you love him. A life of misery & abuse I for one don't care to live nor will I ever accept it. Yall good
  • Cowards (17/05/2020, 15:13) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    Any man that lays their hand on a woman is insecure punks. Ladies, they hit you once, they are going to hit you again. Don’t play into the I am sorry and I will not do it again.That is the PITY PLEAD.
  • Hmm really (17/05/2020, 15:19) Like (6) Dislike (25) Reply
    most men really do not hit without a reason

    and I am a woman. there must be more to the story.
    • @ Hmm really (17/05/2020, 16:32) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      There is no excuse for hitting and no reason whatsoever to do so.

      I was in an abusive relationship and was abused because he was unfaithful. Any little thing ticked him off. Abuse was his way of trying to damage my self-worth.
    • @Hmm really (17/05/2020, 17:00) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
      It doesn't matter what a woman did, a man should not hit her simple as that. These days you can't hit your child or even your dog. Why should a man be beating up on a woman? If either party can not take the pressure they should go separate ways. End of story.
  • Norris Turnbull (17/05/2020, 15:36) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    None of this makes sense. Doesnt make you a man to beat up woman/wife. Why the.hell you get married for? Pray none of you beat up my sister. You will feel me.
    • Lolllllll (17/05/2020, 15:54) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Another thing you should be able to say is pray none of you whor€ on my sister
  • watch out (17/05/2020, 17:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Watch out alston butler going go post these comments on Facebook lol
  • Cherri (17/05/2020, 17:28) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    Let the man mone in peace
  • Mistresses (17/05/2020, 17:29) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    They dont have the mistresses and the bars to cool them down , so they taking it out on the wives .
  • Fran (17/05/2020, 17:36) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Don't these women have iron skillets they cook with? If he beats you, just wait until he is sleeping.....BAM! He won't even be able to go to the toilet on his own or feed himself, let alone beat you again. Yeah I know, you will go to jail but...when you get out, he can't beat you no more or anyone else LOL LOL. But the truth is, you have to make your get away plan while he is not home, get on a plane to go anywhere away from him. Don't tell anyone because they cannot keep their blasted mouths shut. When he come home, he will be calling everyone asking have they seen you.
  • A brother (17/05/2020, 18:47) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    I already told my brother in Law, couples argue and I am not going to get into that however, if he lays a hand on my sister or I suspect he did or see any unusual marks on my sister, I will put him to sleep or he will be wearing cement shoes under the sea. I hate men who put their hands on women. You beat up a Woman, you
    are also beating up the woman that give you life.
    • @A brother (18/05/2020, 05:08) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
      I agree that no "MAN OR WOMAN" should lay their hands on each other unless that person is acting in self-defense or in defense. Something is seriously wrong about a man who beats a woman. Speaking from experience though, some women have been known to abuse their [man or husband]. Many men refused to retaliate and have been doing so for years. Remember it is always best to get the facts right before taking any legal action. I hope you advised your sister accordingly. You appear to be a very violent person and if your sister has inherited any of that family trait, I will advise your brother in Law to run and do so quickly.
  • Observing (17/05/2020, 20:34) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    These type of men are a disgrace to the existence of mankind. On another sad note, there are some women who beat men too and children who are abused as well. These social ills need to be eradicated.
  • Big Slick Willie (17/05/2020, 20:37) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Damn stress. Light bill going up. No money coming in. This coward probably even monitored toilet paper use and beat her for that too.
  • mon cheri (17/05/2020, 21:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Poor mankind...Do and do
  • priest (18/05/2020, 08:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Abuse has many faces. A person is likely to abuse or abuse another person if they themselves witnessed it as a child or they were abused. Abuse could be Phycologycal, Economical, Sexual, Verbal, or physical. This is the type that is mostly reported. Counseling and education are key to combat this scourge. Ther have been cases where abused persons especially woman are abused over and over again but remain in the relationship. Some were known to quote " Is he who pays the rent and takes care of the children so I can't leave him" If that person educates themselves which would lead to independence, this will not happen. Men too, find themselves in this predicament. Some men/WOMEN are being told " If you don't do this I will call immigration and see that you leave here" Some employers will tell their employee(s) if you don't sleep with me I will not sign your work permit" So as I mentioned it comes in all forms. Here are some facts if someone with whom you have a relationship hit you once they are likely to do it again. If he or she breaks things or asked for the return of gifts when they are angry it could be a sign of things to come. If your "girl' cuts up your clothes or cut off the buttons on your shirt when she is angry, she will not change when she becomes your wife. If your man tells you " Baby I can't live without you, I don't know what I will do if I lose you" think hard many persons kill spouses and themselves who left them after an abusive situation. If your man/man-woman demands that you tell them where you are going, who you were with, search your phone, follow you when you leave the house, tell you who to hang with etc. Maybe it is time to examine your relationship.
  • Stop Domestic Abuse (21/05/2020, 10:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    How does a news report about a woman being abused turn into these conversations. IS Domestic Abuse a respecter of who you are or where your from. No matter the situation, no one as the right to abuse anyone else.

    Persons stay in abusive relationships for so many reasons, some of which includes children, their religion, the way society looks on and some to avoid being taken apart by the media (like what is being done here right now). Sadly some also stay for selfish reasons.
    Abuse is a cycle and the more the wheel spins the worst it gets. Let us take the approach of assisting the fallen, avoid condemnation and try to make it better for all involved.

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