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Reynaldo A. C. Hewlett ordered deported from VI

Reynaldo A.C. Hewlett who has faced several charges for burglary over the years was earlier this month ordered deported from the territory by Governor John J. Rankin, CMG. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reynaldo A.C. Hewlett, who has faced several charges for burglary over the years, was earlier this month ordered deported from the territory by Governor John J. Rankin, CMG.

Governor Rankin signed the Deportation Order on September 4, 2023, under section 40(1)(b) and (c) of the Immigration and Passport Act (Revised Edition 2013).

According to the Order, it has come to the Governor’s knowledge that Hewlett is a person not deemed to belong to the Territory and that he has been convicted of the offence of Burglary contrary to section 225(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (Revised Edition 2013) which is punishable with imprisonment of three months or more, and is a person whose presence in the Territory would, in the opinion of the Governor, acting after consultation with the Chief Immigration Officer, be undesirable and not conducive to the public good.

The Order further stated that Governor Rankin “hereby order the said REYNALDO HEWLETT to leave the Territory of the Virgin Islands on or before the expiration of seven days from the date on which a copy of this Order is served on him by an immigration officer or a police officer, and thereafter to remain out of the Territory;

“AND I do further order that the said REYNALDO HEWLETT be placed on board the first available ship or aircraft about to leave the Territory and that the said REYNALDO HEWLETT may be detained until he is placed on a ship or an aircraft, unless he appeals to the Governor in writing against the making of this Order before the expiration of the said period of seven days.”

55 Responses to “Reynaldo A. C. Hewlett ordered deported from VI”

  • Lord have mercy.. (19/09/2023, 12:42) Like (66) Dislike (7) Reply
    He is not the worse..
    • @Lord have mercy (20/09/2023, 16:29) Like (3) Dislike (10) Reply
      Instead of them ordering the young man to go abroad and seek rehabilitation, this is what they going do! No justice or HUMANITY in this one here. Pure personal vindictiveness. Those who decided this are pure selfish and are not doing the right for this society. So many hard (expatriate) criminals up there in prison and on the streets being total nuisances to the community, but yet nothing is being done to them. SMDH...What the hell us going on?
  • Seriously (19/09/2023, 12:45) Like (69) Dislike (4) Reply
    Hmmm it have some who ain't from here or have family background here that do similar or worse crimes relating to gun Crime, rapes etc and they aint deport them!!!
    • Enlighten Us (19/09/2023, 12:50) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
      Like who?
      • Lucifer (19/09/2023, 19:11) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
        @ Enlighten Us. Like YOU for starters! How do I know you are one of them? Because you want to defend them already. Your transparency is showing.
    • Flip a green bell (19/09/2023, 13:30) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
      You could write to the powers that be and get them booted
    • Madussa (19/09/2023, 19:16) Like (30) Dislike (11) Reply
      The Government needs to do large mass deportations at one time, sending criminals back to their countries and those whose work permits expired. Let their Governments deal with the mass importation of their own people to let them know we have zero-tolerance for their bad apples.
      • @ Madussa (19/09/2023, 20:19) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        Press dislike by mistake. Totally agree!
      • @Madussa (19/09/2023, 21:21) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        Our people too does pick up bad habits and bring here. They need to leave it just where they pick it up.
    • @seriously (19/09/2023, 20:16) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Then round them all up and send them back ASAP!!!
    • What a shame (19/09/2023, 20:34) Like (23) Dislike (5) Reply
      What about all those illegal Haitians, Spanish, Jamaicans, Africans, and vincitians who are walking around illegally in the BVI?
  • Reynaldo (19/09/2023, 12:47) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    What in the world happen? May Jeovah guide you.
  • faith (19/09/2023, 12:57) Like (31) Dislike (18) Reply
    This young man is a troubled young man who needs help. Where is he being deported to? He grew up in the BVI. That is what happens when these expatriates couples decide to leave the country to birth their children in their homeland or elsewhere and return with them. I feel bad for him
    • Lilly (19/09/2023, 14:09) Like (16) Dislike (8) Reply
      Lots of people grew up in other parts of the world and if they do not behave their backsides they are deported. He is no different. He will be just fine. Hope he gets the picture.

      There is a dude here skating down the road, who was deported from Antigua.
    • @faith (19/09/2023, 19:17) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Wow.....this is sad.....past ASPS student.
  • Query (19/09/2023, 13:09) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    Deported yes! Deported to?????? anywhere ? US,UK or the Independent and free upislun enclaves where thieving is a cultural sport and is where he belongs.
    Curiosity or is it natural and common sense to include the destination of his deport?

  • asking for a friend (19/09/2023, 13:09) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Is that ball on the ball son?
  • Sam (19/09/2023, 13:11) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is he from?
  • Ch a in Gang (19/09/2023, 13:13) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    When is Dameon and his coconspirators getting a one-way ticket. Fair is fair.
  • Sad (19/09/2023, 13:13) Like (47) Dislike (5) Reply
    I feel bad for him, he taught me some awesome computer skills when I was 13. I still use them to this day in the workplace and never forgot who taught me.
  • WEW (19/09/2023, 13:17) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    A lot more need to go.
  • who dont hear will feel (19/09/2023, 13:34) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Everybody spoke and tried with him to no avail....SAY NO TO DRUGS!
  • DEE AYE (19/09/2023, 13:35) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    He is going back to his homeland so what's wrong with that?
  • Here lies the issue (19/09/2023, 13:50) Like (29) Dislike (36) Reply
    I am not condoning whatever wrong this young man has done but I am questioning this action of the Governor and whoever recommended it. This is why I cannot support any UK high handed takeover. This guy grew up here and knows no where else. In the immigration aspect the system has failed him and now the heartless Governor is taking advantage of this long vexing issue.Just like this young man many persons grew up in the BVI but they are law abiding citizen. Some are away to college and are being blocked by the same Governor in Cabinet from being allowed to get status to the only place they know on fibroulous things. The elected officials on both sides did all they could to help these people but that wicked Governor blocking it. What committe the Governor refers to for deportation? NONE! He has all the power in his sole possession. How can this be good governance but when it comes to public officers & elected officials there must be a committee involved? The Governor does not understand nor care for our culture and the uniqueness of it. People of BVI better wake up and stop looking at these issues in isolation.
    • @Here lies the issue (19/09/2023, 14:26) Like (42) Dislike (9) Reply
      The young man is not from here. He committed crimes. Deportation happens all over the world. What does that have to do with UK and the said Governor?
    • @Here lies the issue (19/09/2023, 14:29) Like (35) Dislike (3) Reply
      Do you care that nothing you said here it is true. Nothing!!! Let me help you.
      ALL deportations requests come from the Immigration Department; NOT the Governor, not the U.K., Immigration --its our people. Governor accepts or rejects the request. The law says after serving more than 3 months in prison, ALL persons deemed not to belong to the BVI are served a deportation notice. They have the right to make a request to stay through a lawyer if they want. Hewlett, HIMSELF, decided it was time to go. If you don't believe, go ask any immigration officer.
      Be a responsible blogger please!!!
      • guy hill (19/09/2023, 19:49) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply
        @@Here líes the issue. The immigration Act does not say anything you just said about serving three months .A Deportation is discretionary call by the Governor. It’s not mandatory but it’s abused in my humble opinión, especially when it comes to certain people and their families status quo in the community.
        • Fake Guy Hill (19/09/2023, 21:46) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
          Ask the real Guy Hill. He will tell you. It obviously isn't you. Don't dishonour the man with your ignorance of the law!!! READ for heaven's sake.
    • @Here lies the issue (19/09/2023, 20:49) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Each time someone gets deported and sent home there’s always someone blogging sympathy notes.

      Never interfere with the judgment of God or you yourself might be under God’s judgment as well!

      He had no sympathy for the society in which he lived. He was blessed and did not appreciate his blessings. If he kept on that narrow road, he may have lost his life. Maybe he has been given a second chance to life but in another country. May God be with him!
    • smh (21/09/2023, 08:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am quite sure the recommendation did not come from the Governor...but he is an easy target for you. This young man was given plenty of opportunities to fly right. Maybe this is the wake up call he needs
    • agreed (25/09/2023, 18:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Agreed.This is saddening. Is this going to start a trend?
  • Generational cues (19/09/2023, 14:16) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    Look at that look at all the prominent people who were in positions where they could have made differences in others lives but never did instead they took advantage of others because they could have done so now look at their grand kids and some of their kids you seeing them knocking about from pillar to post and you can only wonder why these innocent kids had to go through so much from when they were kids now up to the age of being an adult ,there is this senior lady who when I was a little boy use yo come and arrest my uncle every time treasure isle hotel was broken open in the 70s ,my uncle always use to be at home but she and her squad use to come and take him to jail I remember one time when treasure isles was broken and they came to arrest him he was still in jail , my uncle died in 1988 and that police lady is the only one that is alive from that squad but she has a grand son that is big and tall and just so as he comes out of jail he is back in jail that generational curse is what is placing a lot of our young people today and I really feel for them because it’s beyond their control and there’s no one to help them .
  • BLOWBACK (19/09/2023, 14:28) Like (10) Dislike (11) Reply
    Plain and simple this is blow back for his father's involvement in the elections. There should have been stipulations with this considering his family's history and contributions to this territory. You expats need to wise up and understand who the real enemy is.
  • vi (19/09/2023, 14:33) Like (21) Dislike (14) Reply
    These land beongs to the indigenous native imdians( tainos, kalinago etcc) These white people who came as invaders murder and stole these lands and now they setting rules to send someone out of a country that does not belongs to them. The greatest crime is on them who continue their acts. This boy is a boy that needs help. This governor is not from here but a representive of the slave masters to do their acts wicked
  • Chili (19/09/2023, 14:49) Like (6) Dislike (11) Reply
    @ Generational…… mehn learn to spell and punctuate! Kyle doin’ his ting…your uncle probably had sticky fingers and a bad habit as well…shite happens to us all.
  • onlooker (19/09/2023, 15:04) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply
    I'm sure there's a committee that meet and discuss deportation. The governor only signs off on it. Im quite sure the committee is locals. So stop bashing the governor.
  • Aurevoir (19/09/2023, 16:01) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    When is Dameyon,Sin Dee and de udders goin. Big bold high daybroadcst red lip thiefin updeislun and messy. Set the toneand sweep out the drbus. Let them know tokeep their nose hole clean.

  • l (19/09/2023, 19:07) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    What does it take to get someone deported? Who do we send the list to and draw maps of where they hide out? For all of you who don't like this, you are the reasons we need to clean house and sweep criminals from afar back from whence you came. For you criminals born here, we need to know also who to notify to stop the madness. We want our old Tortola back! Sick of all of this mess, drug sales, murders, burglaries, guns everywhere, abusers, thefts, prostitution, and more. As I said, I don't care what you think, and throw your stupid slogans "SNITCHES GET STITCHES" in the garbage. All BVI CITIZENS UNITE to get rid of the poison that has infiltrated our islands! We can all send letters and drawings anonymously because we all know there are bad elements on the force who will squeal like pigs on us, the general public who want justice.
    • @l (19/09/2023, 21:01) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
      You forgot those racist expats and their pets, don’t need that element in the country either. If we’re going to clean up clean up thoroughly!
  • yeah (19/09/2023, 19:24) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope you have a deport paper for blue he have to go back TT the amount man fall under his order
  • (19/09/2023, 19:42) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    A cool youth really wanted to kill his drug habit…some of have the same horrors with a tad more control
    • @…. (20/09/2023, 08:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Well, I am sure there are drug treatment programs in his country. Obviously ours are not working for him.
  • ... (19/09/2023, 21:36) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope he gets the help he needs
  • Guest (20/09/2023, 07:57) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    Let this be a lesson for all expatriates in the BVI who playing big shots. Invitation does not mean acceptance.
  • Spititout (20/09/2023, 08:02) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    But we still have Police Officers who rush ahead to tell the Drugs suppliers when there is going to be Police Officers out in certain areas, so they could hide their statch , or avoid the scene..
    It may sound strange, but this week, two areas that are Hot Spots in Lower Estates were hinted just before Officers on Foot Patrol passed us on the street walking by..
    We looked them in their face and saw GUILT before they drove off.
    How will this ever stop when the Officers and dem culprits are wuking wid oneanother.
    • @Spititout (20/09/2023, 16:23) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree with your comments. There are so called ( expatriate) officers who have been charged for criminal offences and they still free as a bird. There are hardened ( expatriate) criminals up balsum Ghut who are murderers, rapist, incest culprits, drug dealers, and for most a nuisance to the BVI Community. Why haven't they been deported instead of being a burden to BVI Tax Payers. Don't talk about illegal detainees. The folks deciding to get folks deported are not doing so deligently. They are doing personal vindication. This is the 3rd young man deported from BVI to his country of birth that he knows nothing of. These young man grew up knowing BVI as their home. As for this young man, having him sent to a rehabilitation facility would have been more humane and helpful. People ( those who deciding who to deport) STOP with the atrocities and let due deligence guide your decision s.
  • UK Own (20/09/2023, 09:03) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Barbados Man from VG who served time for Machine guns in his Home and now Still walking Free under this Same Governor so it's lot more Story out there. # WHO GOT Paid. End of Quote..
  • VG (20/09/2023, 09:40) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Can the police look into the fake weed thats selling that is most harmful.

    We don't have have the special facility to accommodate or rehab these people. So you would expect that the government along with the policy crack down on selling of any type of drugs.
  • question (20/09/2023, 10:22) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Where is he from? I always thought he was a BVI lander
  • Destination ? (20/09/2023, 10:45) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sounds like he's being sent to heaven or he'll whichever comes first! Please tell us which one!
  • HMMM (20/09/2023, 11:50) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    So y’all would deport burglars but not murders and p3d0$ as well. Interesting. May god guide this young man back to a healthy state of mind.
  • Ketch um (20/09/2023, 13:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So why is his country of origjn and his destination a secret??.
    Trying to keep shame outta his countrymen eyes??
    No worry, Shame is an unknown concept and emotion to the strays from that region, in addition to gratitude and give back.
  • 90210 (20/09/2023, 16:24) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Renaldo might be a thief yes, but if u going deport a thief and leave the rapists, murderers and those caught with guns walking around here then we really have a problem. Mr. Govenor, what is good for Renaldo is good for the rest of the law breakers who are not locals. Anyone caught with a gun should get 8 yrs automatic, not even a court date just straight up the road. The penalty by law should be a deterrent to the law breakers not a breeze if they were to be caught.

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