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Desmond Alphonso aka ‘DA’ passes

- Alphonso reportedly passed away this week
Popular Guyanese businessman who grew up in the Virgin Islands, Mr Desmond Alphonso aka ‘DA’ passed away during this week. Photo: Facebook
NEW AMSTERDAM, Guyana, SA- Word reaching our newsroom is that popular Guyanese businessman Desmond Alphonso aka ‘DA’ passed away around 1:30pm on Thursday, January 13, 2022.

Mr Alphonso, who had come to the Virgin Islands as an 8-month-old baby, was infamously deported to Guyana in June 2011, at age 41, after falling afoul of the law in the Territory.

He had established a successful trucking business in the territory, which continued to be run by relatives, even after Mr Alphonso was no longer in the VI.

His deportation had sparked much public debate, with some arguing that he should have not have been deported since the VI was the only place he knew.

About three months after his deportation, in September 2011, Mr Alphonso had granted an exclusive interview to Virgin Islands News Online (VINO), revealing that he had settled into his new environment in Tucber, New Amsterdam.

‘No regrets’

“I have no regrets coming back home, it is the best thing that ever happen to me, the people and the place real nice and everyone friendly. From the outside people talk about killing and stealing but everything just cool and normal. I feel more relaxed, I go and come when I want,” the businessman had revealed.

He had admitted that at first when he was deported, he felt as though he had lost everything, but eventually became very much appreciative of it all as his business in Tortola continued to run as normal and he didn’t have to give up or sell any of his assets.

“But everything happen for the best, I here and my business still running, everything running as normal. I have not given up nothing or sell nothing and don’t need to sell nothing,” Mr Alphonso had told Virgin Islands News Online.

The Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online extend sincere condolences to the family and friends of the late Desmond Alphonso aka ‘DA’.

18 Responses to “Desmond Alphonso aka ‘DA’ passes”

  • pat (14/01/2022, 11:39) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Rip brother
  • The watchdog (14/01/2022, 11:48) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    rest EZ
  • saying (14/01/2022, 11:50) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    May his soul rest in peace.
  • Paranoi 1 (14/01/2022, 12:45) Like (7) Dislike (13) Reply
    And for Whom the Bells Toll...???
    2021 Saw the Passing of the Boys Rodney and Bob...And Panche and Carol Alphonso DA' S Sister
    Frandy Junior.. All Well Known as Community Celebrities..
    Now DA..and Rabbit aka Vampire..... And Everyone is Now Wondering Whose Names are on the List for
    2022.. Natural Causes ...Covid ..Altercations. Or Accidents...
    But We Calling Them untimely... Or Were They Timed....????
  • Fam (14/01/2022, 12:50) Like (23) Dislike (23) Reply
    Dispite it all he was a good man
  • Andrew Cox Sr (14/01/2022, 14:26) Like (29) Dislike (2) Reply
    Condolences to the Alphonso Family
  • Nadi (14/01/2022, 15:25) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    We were school mates I remember the good times my condolences to Family especially Pat Sis in MD and Franky Tola RIP DA
  • @ PARANOI 1 (14/01/2022, 16:27) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
  • Pehdeh (14/01/2022, 17:25) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sincere condolences to family and loved ones especially my boy Franky. Stay strong and take it to the lord in prayer.
  • rip (14/01/2022, 18:19) Like (9) Dislike (20) Reply
    Bring him back here to bury at least
  • BuzzBvi (14/01/2022, 20:31) Like (36) Dislike (9) Reply
    Condolences to the family for sure, but? Did everyone forget why he in prison and why he get deported? Come on BVI, stop embrassing and praising criminality. In BVI people have lost their way.
    • @Buzzbvi (14/01/2022, 22:17) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
      I feel the same way, my how people tend to forget. They tend to forget about the Jamaican guy that was found on the road crawling after he was stabbed in the chest with a steel rod or sharp pipe and told the nurse at the hospital who did it before he died?
    • for real (14/01/2022, 22:23) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      Ask ratty who is up on the hill for throwing the woman off the balcony to her death. He knows the whole story.
    • @ BuzzBvi (16/01/2022, 20:13) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
      Hush your hateful self. The man live a good and kind life after that he was a blessing to all both here and Guyana

      So go from here with that outdated hateful comment
  • Sip (14/01/2022, 20:33) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    SIP D.A. Heart felt condolences to the family.
  • Omega team (14/01/2022, 20:36) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    To the alphanso families we send our condolences to you all .
  • Xxx (15/01/2022, 17:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Even from Guyana he will be missed
  • bad boy (16/01/2022, 07:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My condolences to the family Rip

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