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Men killed in Huntums Ghut identified as Alix M. Hernandez & Amancio V. Ramirez

The men shot dead in Huntums Ghut on Friday, May 17, 2024, have been identified as Hispanic nationals 44-year-old Alix Montero Hernandez, right, who resided in Fahie Hill and 33-year-old Amancio Vasquez Ramirez, left, who resided in Sea Cows Bay. Photo: Team of Reporters
HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI- Detectives of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are urgently seeking witnesses or any information in relation to the double murder which occurred just after midnight on Friday, May 17, 2024.

Preliminary investigations reveal that both victims were outside a popular bar in the Huntums Ghut area when they were fatally shot. The circumstances surrounding the incident are unknown.

According to the RVIPF, the deceased have been identified as Hispanic nationals 44-year-old Alix Montero Hernandez, a barber who resided in Fahie Hill, and 33-year-old Amancio Vasquez Ramirez, who resided in Sea Cows Bay.

Detectives are said to be actively investigating the incident.

The RVIPF has said it will increase its presence in the community with heightened patrols and that residents can expect to see more officers conducting house-to-house visits as part of the Force's commitment to ensuring public safety.

Governor visits crime scene

Governor Daniel Pruce visited the crime scene and commented, "This is terrible news. My thoughts are with the loved ones of the victims. I’m grateful to the RVIPF for their quick response, and I ask anyone with any information to contact the police as they take forward their investigation."

Acting Commissioner of Police Jacqueline E. Vanterpool stated, "Our deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends of the victims in this tragic incident. We understand the pain and grief this has caused, and the RVIPF is fully committed to doing everything possible to solve this crime and bring those responsible to justice. We are dedicated to restoring a sense of safety and security in our community."

Persons with any information about the incident are encouraged to contact the Crime Stoppers line at 800-8477 (TIPS) or, if overseas, at 1-284-800-8477. Alternatively, you can contact the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339. Police said regardless of how seemingly insignificant, every piece of information could advance the ongoing investigation and that all information will be kept confidential.

35 Responses to “Men killed in Huntums Ghut identified as Alix M. Hernandez & Amancio V. Ramirez”

  • Close them down (20/05/2024, 07:14) Like (36) Dislike (25) Reply
    Start by closing down all those Latino bars. They are the roots of all the evil we have here. Do frequent stop and searches. That always reveals weapon and drugs
    • Patrol Huntums Ghut and Hill Towards Great Mountain (20/05/2024, 10:17) Like (33) Dislike (0) Reply
      Police Officers need to patrol Huntums Ghut and the hill heading up towards Great Mountain.

      Gun shots are heard on a regular including after midnight.

      Instead of going house to house put up CCTVs in these areas.

      Scooter riders have fired guns coming up that hill.

      There are also cars that speed recklessly up that hill. Some of these are doctors who should know better.

      Then there’s this vehicle all after midnight going 2am waking you out your sleep revving on the hill continuously.
      • The doctor (23/05/2024, 09:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        You should come and experience the adrenaline rush one day. But those those cant do ... complain... LMAO
    • Kingfish (20/05/2024, 13:04) Like (30) Dislike (3) Reply
      It appears that the majority of murders in the BVI are committed in or within close proximity to bars. It does not take a genius to determine that something must be done in regard to bars in the BVI. There should be a limit as to the number of bars outside of the hotel/restaurant arena. Location is another factor that must be looked into when granting a permit
      to operate a bar, the quality of life of the neighborhood must be considered. Wake up BVI Government the time is now to do something before these types of crimes seriously damage the reputation of the BVI.
  • JBN (20/05/2024, 07:43) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    Who was the jacket in all of this heat
  • AH GO SAY IT AGAIN (20/05/2024, 08:24) Like (35) Dislike (7) Reply
    As the saying goes , those who Live by The sword will die by the sword / and As the song says - many more will suffer and many more will to die , ( that wasn't an accident
    ) those are the side effects of the blood money , so when you see anyone getting RICH OVERNIGHT , DON'T envy them , just make sure you stay on the right side ????
  • Really (20/05/2024, 08:44) Like (5) Dislike (11) Reply
    Wake up people the article said they cop will do house to house visit with theaw they have in place. Understand that it has 100's of New laws. In Pittsburgh they just started a purge. 3-7am no police will be taking your calls. The news called it a purge you all need to wake up. The government has the technology to solve all crimes they just crooked like the gunmen. The government need to look into the living of police officers, politician, government workers etc because a lot living way pass their income. Drugs run this island or else the economy will fail. The government care about themselves the drug men them giving to the community. That's a very important to the lower class people because they need the money
  • rip (20/05/2024, 08:53) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    I know that police officers can’t be everywhere at every minute of the day but I am so sick of hearing them talk about increasing patrols to put the community at ease. With all the issues that we have been having over the years and the number of times they have made that statement, one would think that these hotspots would be frequently patrolled areas already. It’s time for the community to stand up and demand accountability from these officers. SMH!!!!
  • John (20/05/2024, 09:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look at that young man what a pity hope their killer's
  • Hmm (20/05/2024, 09:28) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Barely seen on the road but they want to start house to house visits!? This is ridiculous go to your post in the tourist areas and Road Town. Go the beaches at night. Ensure peoples safety for real not another power or politican move from those responsible for security.

    The shooting happen at a bar, a place of entertainment. Were no police present in Huntums ghut?

    This is why the police bill was controversial. Police cant search at a whim like they wanted now they will show up uninvited to ensure safety. What?

    People are more safe at home left alone. Without a stranger police of unknown temperament in the yard with their weapon.
  • Madussa (20/05/2024, 09:44) Like (17) Dislike (6) Reply
    There are not going to be any young men left here to raise their children. The shootings have to stop! The life they choose is what is getting them killed. They always think it won't happen to them, and here we are again. Please, young people, stop the lifestyles you have chosen so you can live to a good old age with your families. Your families are suffering too, having to deal with your deaths.
    • Hey Madussa (21/05/2024, 06:42) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
      Where have you seen young men raising their children around here? One sees a lotta single mothers
  • Hmm (20/05/2024, 09:57) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    Honestly if the police were local or came from the community they would not need to visit aimlessly and would know what is going on where they live from a young age.

    I got stopped a couple times never been arrested and every time its a stranger asking me where i live in my own neighborhood. By law they know you have to tell them. To me it they start with a power trip.

    Naturally I get nervous and they now thinking I'm doing something wrong when otherwise minding my own business. In one incident the officer said I was lying when I told him where I live. Ridiculous & frustrating. What more can i say?

    This is why they should operate in pairs, not only for their safety but for ours because some of them have bias.

    Yes something is wrong because people dont care to stop and ask me questions & its apparent they are not really concerned with my wellbeing.
  • reaper (20/05/2024, 10:12) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    The officers can not be everywhere all the time, you see the life these young men living?? If you owe pay. its as simple as that. Next
  • Fam (20/05/2024, 10:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not good two is a bad sign
  • Camera (20/05/2024, 10:55) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    What happened to the cameras they was putting up everywhere ?
    More street lights
    Plenty cameras
    Killers will think twice you can track them getting away on camera straight to their home or hideout
    That Great Mountain road is dark it needs lots of lights and camera
  • priest (20/05/2024, 11:27) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Condolences to the Family and Friends of these two men. The Police should shut up about more patrols and all. What about being proatice and not reactive?inteligence gathering techniques is the way forward. You have to be ahead of these criminal form links, find associates follow the trails

  • @camera (20/05/2024, 11:59) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Those of you who can afford cameras should get some and put them around your place of residence. We have been waiting on CCTV cameras island wide for YEARS....and at this point, it's obvious the government is in no rush whatsoever......until crime hits the gov officials in their own backyard.
    • @@camera (20/05/2024, 17:33) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      The Gov’t would rather spend the people’s money on nonsense music concerte
  • Hmm (20/05/2024, 12:54) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Sure cameras been promised but it is not local government who is responsible for security.

    The UK wants to hold the power and cant seem to handle the responsibility. They have roadside cameras in the UK to track speeding plates, and cameras everywhere.. yet here they pretend there is no surveillance.

    They do what they want for their own agenda and leave us on our own in the woods knowing there are wolves roaming meanwhile stipulating we citizens have no legal means of self defense not even pepper spray. It is as if those in charge have no common sense or lack free will. We have so little roads why are they not monitored????
  • 2024 (20/05/2024, 12:54) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    the police are simply here for after the fact. After an incident happened. The police needs to be more proactive. The police are responsible for enforcement of the laws in this territory so they should be moving around the villages to break down potential criminals

    the police like them more afraid of the criminals than the criminals are afraid of the Police Department
  • who (20/05/2024, 13:12) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who is letting these foreigners in to begin with. I sure they did not suddenly turn to crime in the BVI. Check peoples police records before allowing entry.
    • @who (20/05/2024, 15:20) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
      What are you talking bout ???
      Some of those spanish people, have more rights in the BVI than you , they belong , please don’t forget that you born TOLA , but your mother from St Vincent.
    • @who (20/05/2024, 15:42) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
      Read and Learn
      If my mother was born Tola but I was born in DR
      And you in turn was born in Tola but your mother was born in St.Vincent , who deemed to belong ?? Check it out and apply to constitution ….

  • Sigh (20/05/2024, 13:12) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP to both
  • Z (20/05/2024, 14:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Gun men need at police door
  • Mi Amego (20/05/2024, 14:52) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    strip clubs
    hail salons
    nail salon

    majority of the above establishments are now mostly operated by spanish companies

    It is very fascinating
  • Earth shaker (20/05/2024, 14:56) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Murderer jah coming for you better believe it
  • The irishman (20/05/2024, 17:12) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    no loose ends, a master class in house painting
  • Earth shaker (20/05/2024, 20:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • HMMM (20/05/2024, 21:14) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Raise y'all kids properly and stop blame police.
  • Wellsah (21/05/2024, 18:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP. so if I moved to Orlando and opened a bar or club to serve the vi community that means I'm in the drug biz?
  • Me (21/05/2024, 19:18) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Why have bars in Huntums Ghut? Isn't this a residential area?
  • bvi (22/05/2024, 15:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Need close them bars up the gut man cant sleep good and put more speed bumps plz.

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