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Fire officer Shaquoi Smith succumbs to injuries from motor scooter accident

- Smith reportedly passed away this morning, April 22, 2022 @ Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital
According to reports just reaching our newsroom, Shaquoi Smith, 24, passed away this morning, April 22, 2022, at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The young fire officer of the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services (VIF&RS) who received serious injuries from a motor scooter accident on Hope Hill on Easter Monday, April 18, 2022, has died.

According to reports just reaching our newsroom, Shaquoi Smith, 24, passed away this morning, April 22, 2022, at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

Our newsroom was told that Smith had suffered severe head injuries and was said to be in a coma.

It is unclear the circumstances surrounding the mishap or if any other vehicles were involved; however, the injured man was reportedly found at the side of the road around 7:00 am on Easter Monday.

27 Responses to “Fire officer Shaquoi Smith succumbs to injuries from motor scooter accident”

  • asura (22/04/2022, 09:35) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
    oh my God RIP
  • dp (22/04/2022, 10:00) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Rest easy fireman, gone but still with us
  • JP (22/04/2022, 10:05) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Condolences to the family members, and most of all Rest In Peace my dear friend until we meet again
  • dp (22/04/2022, 10:20) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Rest east fireman, you’re gone but still with us
  • Fan (22/04/2022, 10:59) Like (5) Dislike (22) Reply
    May the spirits and ancestors of our past lift this young breden to the next phase, so that he may go aid those in the yonder, in outing the fires and quenching the heat on the next side.
    • @ Fan...Stop It (22/04/2022, 13:41) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
      What does the Bible say about ancestor worship? First, the Bible tells us that the spirits of the dead go to either heaven or hell and do not remain in the natural world (Luke 16:20-31; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:11-15). The belief that spirits continue to reside on earth after death and influence the lives of others is not scriptural.

      Second, nowhere in the Bible are we told that the dead act as intermediaries between God and man. But we are told that Jesus Christ was given that role. He was born, lived a sinless life, was crucified for our sins, buried in a grave, resurrected by God, seen by a multitude of witnesses, ascended into heaven, and sits now at the right hand of the Father where He intercedes on the behalf of those who have placed their faith and trust in Him (Acts 26:23; Romans 1:2-5; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 1:3-4). There is only one Mediator between God and man, and that is God’s Son, Jesus Christ (1 Timothy 2:5-6; Hebrews 8:6, 9:15, 12:24). Only Christ can fill that role.

      The Bible tells us in Exodus 20:3-6 that we are not to worship any god other than the Lord God. Furthermore, since diviners and sorcerers were thought to be able to contact the dead, they were also expressly forbidden by God (Exodus 22:18; Leviticus 19:32, 20:6, 27; Deuteronomy 18:10-11; 1 Samuel 28:3; Jeremiah 27:9-10).

      Satan has always sought to supplant God, and he uses lies about worshiping other gods and even ancestors to try to lead people away from the truth of God’s existence. Ancestor worship is wrong because it goes against God’s specific warnings about such worship, and it seeks to replace Jesus Christ as the Divine Mediator between God and mankind.
  • WOW (22/04/2022, 11:50) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh my. Condolences to the family.
  • Sad (22/04/2022, 12:07) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    World is evil and heartless. But God nah sleep. When you think you safe he going remind you.
  • Motion (22/04/2022, 13:21) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hold on here we have had couple hit and run accidents. You mean to tell me that no one ovserved or see it strange their neighbor no longer driving their vehicle or vehicle damage or no body work man think something fish or see a plood stain nowhere. To the smallest clue or what if process to call in concern. Even if u doubt it make that call.
  • BigBoxOfCornflakes (22/04/2022, 13:23) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Truly saddened to hear of this. May his family friends and loved ones find comfort during this challenging time.
  • Rubber Duck (22/04/2022, 13:38) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    And still they allow these deadly, uninspected , illegal bikes to pollute the islands.

    Ban them now.
    • @ rubber duck (23/04/2022, 07:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      STOP IT, what happened was wrong at all levels but, will we ban all vehicles because of a hit and run from a jeep? come on man

      All we seek is justice, for Mr. Smith, not to cast blame on all bike riders.
  • Jay (22/04/2022, 14:24) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    At this point in time it is time to install cctv cameras in areas that are 1 heavily populated and two areas that are prone to accidents... this location has been the cause of many injuries and death throughout the years ... RIP young man
  • Sad (22/04/2022, 14:34) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Hope he served the lord obeyed his commandments, repented and was born again eg baptized.


    These last days nobody preaching or saying the right thing lately everyone dies they are automatically turned into an angel or in Heaven.

    Heaven is such a holy place it’s a shame this generation believes only in heaven and hell doesn’t exist.

    It’s sad no matter what to see someone soo young lost their life.

    Please pray for the bereaved family.
  • rip (22/04/2022, 15:30) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rip puzzi l condolences to you family mane
  • Reckoning (22/04/2022, 16:59) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Whoever did this to my friend . Listen to me good . You shall not have a peaceful life . Whenever you sleep , you will see his face . When you go to work , you will see his face . When you’re spending time with you family or friends , you will see his face . You shall not sleep . You left my friend at the side of the road , like he doesn’t mean anything. I don’t care if you was scared or not . You could’ve comfort him , try to keep him awake . For those who know , Who did this and ain’t saying anything , the same goes for you . HE MATTERS. HIS LIFE MATTERED. Justice for SHAQUOI
    • @ Reckoning (22/04/2022, 19:24) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      Never knew it was hit n run thx for sharing light on this horrible accident.

      Secondly my condolences

      Thirdly vengeance is not yours or mine
      It is the lords
      He will avenge
      All u have to do is forgive the trespassers
      The quicker u do that
      The faster u get justice
      God works slow but sure
      Woe be unto the person or persons involved
      But until that forgive

      My best advice.
    • @Reckoning (22/04/2022, 19:51) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      Could not have said it any clearer. Whatever you said the person that is responsible this will forever be on their mind. This was a nice decent young man on his way to work and it hurts so bad to know that the person who hit him left him on the side of the road like that. How would the person feel if it was one of their family members. KARMA.
  • P (22/04/2022, 18:53) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    That is so sad may his soul rest in peace
  • Fan (22/04/2022, 21:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow i still cant believe my parna Shaq geh liss out. It pains me to see someone length him out on the road like a stray dog. BVi wise up asap!
  • come on! do something! (22/04/2022, 23:21) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    When is the government gonna do something about these doggone scooters? How many more of our young men gonna die off these doggone things?
  • work ahead (23/04/2022, 08:02) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Now is the perfect time to reiterate the installation of cameras on all roadsides, so long that project started, why wasn't it completed?

    This is not the first hit-and-run incident.

    Mr. Commissioner please take up this task and see it is completed.
  • People are idiots (23/04/2022, 09:35) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    “It is unclear the circumstances or if any vehicles were involved”. No one ACTUALLY knows what happened, but read the comments on here. The only thing more idiotic than not searching for the truth is trying to determine what it is based only on speculation.
    • @ people are idiots (23/04/2022, 13:35) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      He didn’t hit himself , what more you want ?????? Someone hit him , stop acting naive . Omg if it was your family , you would’ve been saying the same thing . Shaquoi means a lot to people. I’m sorry if you never had someone like that . Someone who means everything to you . Someone who you looked forward to seeing and hearing from every single day . Someone who never ever passed you straight. Someone who looked out for you . Someone you loved with everything inside of you .
      Everytime a bike accident happens is also ban them ban this . It’s never drivers need to be more careful , abide by the rules of the road . Things in the BVI so one sided . Honestly feel sorry for y’all . I wouldn’t stop say Justice for SHAQUOI thou. His life mattered . Y’all could be blind and naive but I will not . Vehicles were involved.
      • People are idiots (24/04/2022, 09:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        That’s your rationale? He didn’t hit himself? It’s not possible an accident happened with alone? You know this how? Wow. Please use just a little bit of your brain until the persons who are actually smart enough to do a proper investigation conclude what happened.

        If they report no other vehicles in the area what’s going to be your thoughts? All your doing now is nothing but making assumptions.
  • SAD INDEED (23/04/2022, 10:13) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    If you hit someone don’t just run off like that and leave the person like a piece of garbage laying on the side of the road. Tortola is famous for hit and runners. Remember a while ago, there was a guy down Sea Cows Bay they use to call dummy Ellick that someone ran over and killed on his way home and the driver left him on the side of the road dead. Anyone from Sea Cows Bay remember that?


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