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‘Gumption’ wants to hear from Dameon Percival regarding $2900 donation

- suggests action will be taken if no response is received
Local philanthropist and entrepreneur Mr Allington O. Creque aka ‘Gumption’, right, has given Dameon Percival, right, up to Monday, September 4, 2023, at 9:00 AM to make contact with him or he will be forced to take action. Photo: Facebook/File
The ultimatum was made on Allington O. Creque’s Facebook page on Saturday, September 2, 2023. Photo: Facebook
The ultimatum was made on Allington O. Creque’s Facebook page on Saturday, September 2, 2023. Photo: Facebook
The public is now left with more questions than answers regarding the home of Tola Radio VI host, Dameon Percival whose co-owned property is now back on the market for a possible August auction, after the radio host reportedly raised $30,000 via an on-air telethon on the radio station on June 29, 2023, to save the home from a first auction. Photo: Facebook/NBVI
The public is now left with more questions than answers regarding the home of Tola Radio VI host, Dameon Percival whose co-owned property is now back on the market for a possible August auction, after the radio host reportedly raised $30,000 via an on-air telethon on the radio station on June 29, 2023, to save the home from a first auction. Photo: Facebook/NBVI
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Local philanthropist and entrepreneur Mr Allington O. Creque aka ‘Gumption’ has given Dameon Percival up to Monday, September 4, 2023, at 9:00 AM to make contact with him or he will be forced to take action.

The ultimatum was made on Creque’s Facebook page on Saturday, September 2, 2023.

“Dameon Percival you have until 9am Monday September 4th, 2023 to get back at me either on WhatsApp or Facebook messenger. And I’m asking you in a nice way. 

If not, I will step out and an office that’s wear professional clothing who takes their job seriously will be reaching out on my behalf; Once that office get hired there’s nothing I can do,” the Facebook post stated.

The post also included a cheque number and a figure of $2900, which seems to suggest the amount Mr Creque donated to Mr Percival to help save his house from public auction back in June 2023.

Asked to give a comment regarding the post, Mr Creque said he “was advised not to.”

What happened to the $$ raised?

The genesis of the case stemmed from a public auction notice from The National Bank of the Virgin Islands (NBVI) in a June 22, 2023, Facebook post announcing that a property co-owned by Mr Percival will be up for sale via auction.

This prompted the proprietor of Tola Radio 100.5 FM, Mr Floyd Burnett aka ‘Heritage’, along with radio co-host Rosemary Cindy Rosan to start an emergency on-air telethon to save the home on June 29, 2023.

Some $30,000 was reportedly raised, which according to Percival was enough to save the home; however, in a shocking notice on August 18, 2023, the Bank announced that the house would be up for auction again on August 31, 2023.

Since then questions have been asked about what happened to the amount raised.

There has since been a falling out among radio show hosts Rosan and Burnett and Percival and there have been allegations that Percival failed to use the funds for the intended purpose.

Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) has tried to reach Mr Percival through multiple platforms to no avail.

60 Responses to “‘Gumption’ wants to hear from Dameon Percival regarding $2900 donation”

  • Tired (03/09/2023, 16:50) Like (121) Dislike (43) Reply
    You all not tired pushing this news. Gumption you can get in contact with Percival without making this news. Take action if you need to without publishing it here. These set of fake givers always looking recognition and fame. man just stop it you gave it from the heart not your head then do the same to retrieve it simple
    • Did the house sell (03/09/2023, 17:51) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
      The reserve price seemed to be far to high for a shitty property that I would not want.
      • Real Estate Developer (03/09/2023, 20:50) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
        The house don’t even look that appealing to submit a proper offer. The reserve price need to be reduced to $195,000.
      • Really??!! (04/09/2023, 11:44) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
        How is that fake giving, when he actually gave him the money?! Tired pushing this news? NOOOO!!! I imagine that other attempts to reach Mr. Percival has been futile. And of course, do it publicly, every other thing else was done publicly. That's why Tortola is how it is, a lot of things being done with no transparency and accountability, and then when everything gets exposed (remember the recent CoI, as an example), you see how much liars, thieves and underhanded people that actually live in this community!

        Why wouldn't Damien want to volunteer information about what is going on since he has collected the monies?! I would have been LIVID had I donated my hard-earned money to help him and to still see his house up for auction again with no explanation from him as to why that is!

        And to boot, you are hearing all kinds of rumours (not saying any of them are true) about what he is doing from what he is not doing for somebody who doesn't have any money, just came into some money and still in the same mess that started all this.

        I'm sure he can come and give a general update even if he might be limited as to what he can say to some degree, whether legally or contractually. He owes it to all who has helped him.
    • He has alright (03/09/2023, 18:49) Like (32) Dislike (10) Reply
      @Tired ok so because Mr. Creque give it from the heart and the person didn’t do right Mr. Creque should just pick up and carry until the next beggar comes only to get more from the heart but do nothing as well; I’m ok I got you.

      Mr. Creque produces as normal and get your $2900 back. You deserve it. Don’t mind the talk we know who you are and what you’re about.
      • No one not saying (04/09/2023, 09:13) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply

        No one saying he not right . He just be like a RAT he looking like putting it on The news . He could of gone to make his report with out the news. 

    • How??? (03/09/2023, 18:55) Like (11) Dislike (8) Reply
      Based on my understanding he’s been trying since August 25th. Matter a fact by the wording of your comment “you’re Damien & think you should get in contact with gumpshion
    • Gumption Official (03/09/2023, 19:02) Like (47) Dislike (17) Reply
      @tired you and the 6+ that agreed with you are the issue. I’m within my rights. I bet you and the others can’t address me on Facebook using a real name. This my first and only comment on this news article. P.s I’m a high school dropout but I understand what accountability and transparency means. I have both you know of none. Find me on Facebook Gumption Official
      • to gumption (03/09/2023, 20:19) Like (24) Dislike (4) Reply
        Don’t even waste your time responding to some of these people. It’s not necessary. They are silly.
      • @Gumption Ofificial (04/09/2023, 00:32) Like (33) Dislike (14) Reply
        Look rude bwoy GO, your money was a donation and you have all right to know where and what it was used for but did you make that clear before making the donation to Percival? I bet not. So why are you here making noise and posting on Facebook with your intended course of action on the matter? All the money you bragging about donating hopefully should be a kind gesture. Solve the matter with a kind heart because you did not loan him the money. You DONATED!

        Are you planning to take back the book bags with supplies from the kids you gave them too if they drop out of school like you did or you will give them a chance to go through the school year? It is not the first donation to students and I never heard you making any claim that they must give back the school bag supplies or even pay it forward. I’m sure Percival is making an effort to sort out the matter so give time for him to redeem himself. After all you always bragging that your bank account loaded so no need to make this a public outcry like you on hard times.

        Humble yourself deh man with lawyer bullshit talk because you have no contract with the donation so don’t waste your time. Just like how you donated to a worthy cause, call the man phone or even pay him a visit. He is easy to find. The matter will soon be solved.

        You like to do things for attention well show you are a real philanthropist working for humanity and not vanity.
        • HMMM (04/09/2023, 09:41) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
          The school bags are not purchased by gumption money it was donated by different people and organizations outside of the BVI intentionally for the children. It will look bad on him to find out he took back was not meant for him to keep in the first place.
        • saddam (04/09/2023, 09:47) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
          Boy gumption go *** ur self .. big poppy show
    • @Tired (03/09/2023, 19:09) Like (49) Dislike (8) Reply
      It needs to be news and in the public because Damion & Cindy came to us in the public asking for help and all the help was pledged publicly so Gumption doing the correct thing keeping it in the public domain.
    • To Tired (03/09/2023, 20:15) Like (29) Dislike (5) Reply
      If you read the article it says Gumption posted this on his Facebook page after it became clear that his calls and messages were being ignored. You people really need to learn to read and comprehend. But clearly not everyone has that ability.
    • @ Tired (03/09/2023, 20:24) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      You push until you all get back your money
    • Gunshots Heard Huntum’s Ghut (03/09/2023, 22:51) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      Gun shots heard in Huntum’s Ghut after 10pm tonight. 3rd heard in a month.

      Governor, Premier, Commissioner of Police, 5th District Rep DO SOMETHING!!!!!!!!

      Put up CCTV cameras from Huntum’s Ghut all the way up towards the Ridge Road for when they speed up there after but add in Lower Estate and the road towards the Police Station.

      Fore day morning week before another set were fired while chasing a scooter up the hill.

      Police NEED TO PATROL THIS AREA DAILY/NIGHTLY not only for that but the high-powered type cars that make so much noise speeding up the hill near midnight and after at times.
    • concern (03/09/2023, 23:51) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      How you know he didn’t try to reach out privately before taking it to a public forum.
    • Gumption??? (04/09/2023, 10:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      9 am been and gone
  • (03/09/2023, 16:53) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    The plot thickens
  • Three of them need to come clean (03/09/2023, 16:54) Like (21) Dislike (3) Reply
    I think we will one day get the truth about this scandal
  • Anonymous (03/09/2023, 16:58) Like (47) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hypocrisy runs far and wide in my country. I remembered the days when Tola Radio and that crew was calling everyone especially the politicians corrupt and lacking transparency, now we see the whole thing came full circle
    • Reply (03/09/2023, 20:43) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      Someone is not telling us the full story…Grab a bit of ZZZZ's!! THANK God for those who speak the PAINFUL truth about them three hypocrites who believed for months they were self righteous
  • lodger (03/09/2023, 17:06) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    An historic and sad day for all residents who give up their hard earned money to help demion. Good luck with getting a refund all!
  • Come on (03/09/2023, 17:19) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    Dameon's a low life. Point's been made. Let's hope everyone else has learned their lessons here. Stop beating the dead horse that he is and leave him by the side of the road. Time to move on from the story.
  • jah jah (03/09/2023, 17:26) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    Rasta deep in babylon mess
  • Heritage (03/09/2023, 17:27) Like (36) Dislike (11) Reply
    This twist tooth wildebeast got sum gumption. He geh duped and feel and look foolish. Mehson you give the man money once it left your account, it gone may boy. You and him not in no contract so why you threatening him with a lawyer. Moral of the story is dont give away money you can’t afford to lose, else u gon look like a real clown in the end.
  • BOTTOM LINE (03/09/2023, 17:37) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    The bank needs to recoup its debt or at least service the loan. Regardless of additional charges, the funds must be given to the bank.

    If not, the public has all rights to ask questions. The money was given without full consideration of all the facts so it means he can keep this money and use it for related expenses.
  • WOW (03/09/2023, 18:37) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    Maybe west shooting again
  • Arrion (03/09/2023, 19:00) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    They say he co-owned the house, who is the other person and why haven't they come forward to enlighten everyone on the status of the house and money?
  • smdh (03/09/2023, 19:06) Like (17) Dislike (6) Reply
    Damion & Cindy are two disgrace.
  • Real Talk (03/09/2023, 19:11) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    My people please understand the money that was donated to damian cause cannot be returned it belongs to him it was given to him you will not win any court battle you put before the court get over your lost and learn from this as for damian he have his demons to live with
  • News What! (03/09/2023, 19:14) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    Vino took the story from Facebook, New Journalism.
  • rated (03/09/2023, 19:18) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    'Tired', did Me. Creque post the story on Vino? Read first then comment. No wonder you are tired.
  • Asking For Myself (03/09/2023, 20:32) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Many of the same politicians Cindy and Demion call names for almost 2 years would die for this country. How many of them two caught up in this money fraud scheme would EVER do that?????
  • The TRUTH (03/09/2023, 20:33) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Yall had to be crazy lolololol. You learned a painful lesson.
  • Mitch (03/09/2023, 20:40) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    How many voters this election have this pathetic man demion aided by crazy Cindy and Ras infected and influenced for months on the morning show rather than moving us forward to a united community!
  • —————————- (03/09/2023, 20:48) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    The guy percival is as corrupt as they come refund the money now
  • skool chayren (03/09/2023, 20:51) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
  • ghutty (03/09/2023, 21:10) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    An appeal was made to the public requesting money for a specific purpose. The money c was not used for the purpose. Therefore it was taken under false pretense .That is a crime. Neither has it been refunded nor the courtesy of an explanation given by the recipient . In lieu of this,he is a THIEF !!! In the real world of justice he would be in prison with among his homies.
  • Doubt it (03/09/2023, 21:21) Like (17) Dislike (8) Reply
    Did Sindy refund the funds she collected as she said she would?
    If not she too is a liar and a thief.
  • Faithful (03/09/2023, 21:44) Like (20) Dislike (6) Reply
    All of the negative comments came from people who did not donate to saving this house so they can talk crap because they did not lose any money. Mr. Creque, you gave from the goodness of your heart and you were betrayed by Damion because the money was not used for the intended purpose. Do what you must to get back your money and dont listen to those broke@$$ negative people talking pi$$
  • @ Tired (03/09/2023, 22:28) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
    I feel you maehson gumption like he looking fame fr do it out of your heart …, you basically looking the public attention for doing good , ain only you alone could do them thing relax ya self
  • Ayo tolian ppl (03/09/2023, 23:14) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
    This is why ppl chose to suffer in silence and not ask ayo for help because everything is a show for yall. That's what lil witches do take back things after y'all give them to ppl hahaha y'all is jokers, set of fraud, duppy Cindy, heritage and creque..... Look here he was dealing with his personal issue alone, but the money hungry ppl listed above convince thisan to beg y'all dirty foot ppl, I don't no Damian atAll but I no he wishes he didn't meet y'all dirty foot
  • High life by them (03/09/2023, 23:38) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Follow the money people
  • tola (04/09/2023, 00:22) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's why people very skeptical donating to people.
  • HMMM (04/09/2023, 00:25) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dameon is one of those people if you want to help him with a bill you have to pay the source yourself. Dameon had too Many bills and the money will disappear, like it has.
  • Truth (04/09/2023, 07:01) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    He should have followed up with the public on a public medium whether he lost the house or not. People gave him the money with good intentions so it is only fair for the public to know what is going on, he shouldn’t even wait for the house to go back on the market for people to be guessing what’s going on.
    He seems to come off as someone who is lazy, don’t care and non ambitious. You mean to tell me owing 3 to 4 years mortgage didn’t force him to get a real job to save his house. If is me 2 months owed and I would have to find employment or even come up with creative ways to start a business to save my house and to take care of my family. It would appear that the people who help was more worried than him about losing his house !!
  • Clearly (04/09/2023, 08:03) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why is demion keep saying Cindy and Heritage did not turn in some of the money? If it’s a lie they must clear their names
    • Hands off (04/09/2023, 10:45) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Please take you all evil and evil hands off of Damion...Poor fellow is possessed with dishonest spirit. ..Advice, assisting others in need is good but not that much start with a little, so you won't lose a lot..You are a bless man and a winner Gumption but this time you lose. Move on, be very careful in the future
  • KING FISH (04/09/2023, 08:38) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Where is the ndp to help Percival? All of them is a set of bad news
  • lmao (04/09/2023, 10:30) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
    Truly a placed filled with an overwhelming amount of idiots. People really got money to waste on clowns.

    I hope he never gets his money back, along with everyone else who donated.
  • Really (04/09/2023, 11:16) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    You all are so full of these Earthly values that you won't look up agenda 2030 which is now agenda 2025 which is you will own nothing and be happy. Everything will be electronic so the government can turn off your car when you go out your jurisdiction. They also will have full control of your money because it will be digital and you won't have full control of it. People you all need to get educated fast not internet smart or book Smart. You all need common sense smart, eye smart to see if what you see adds up to what they tell you
  • ndp (04/09/2023, 11:44) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    What do you expect from another set of NDP!
  • cnn (04/09/2023, 13:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The problem we face in the BVI is that the Lunatics (talk show hosts) are running the Asylum. So the outcome will likely be disastrous for many of us
  • Sick of this guy (04/09/2023, 16:31) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Gumption sure love him some gumption! He does some good stuff yeah. Then he’ll take you on a tour and talk about caring for wildlife. The next day you’ll see him flying his ugly boat blasting music (because he’s so cool like that) through oil nut bay where the turtles are in high population. Gun creek is sick of dis fool!!! Go to tola. And stay.
  • Hush (04/09/2023, 16:35) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    Hush ya mouth gumption. We don wan hear it. We sick of your nonsense. Sick of your face.
  • lol (07/09/2023, 05:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I curious about the legality of it all. The public believed that they was donating for one thing then he just keep the money and disappear? Why the authorities not saying nothing? Is this Legal?
    • lmao (09/09/2023, 08:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Huh? Lol what’s illegal about asking a bunch of idiots for money regardless if it’s based on a lie or truth and getting it?

      No one told these idiots to donate money, this wasn’t a loan, or a contract or agreement of any kind. They DONATED (GAVE AWAY) money to someone.

      The money no longer belongs to them, they no longer have any rights to it.

      Gumption is only an idiot looking for attention, he should be smart enough to know that no one but himself can be held accountable for his own stupidity.

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