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UPDATE: Shooting victim identified as Matthew Daly aka ‘Shorty’

- Daly was gunned down in broad daylight today, September 10, 2020
September 10th, 2020 | Tags: shooting killing Spring Ghut food vendor businessman
With next of kin now notified, Virgin Islands News Online can disclose that the man gunned down in Spring Ghut today, September 10, 2020, is Mr Matthew Daly aka ‘Shorty’. Photo: VINO/File
Information just reaching our newsroom is that a businessman has just been shot to death in the Spring Ghut area of Tortola today, September 10, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters.
Information just reaching our newsroom is that a businessman has just been shot to death in the Spring Ghut area of Tortola today, September 10, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters.
SPRING GHUT, Tortola, VI- With next of kin now notified, Virgin Islands News Online can disclose that the man gunned down in Spring Ghut today, September 10, 2020, is Mr Matthew Daly aka ‘Shorty’.

Mr Daly, 55, of Fat Hogs Bay, was killed sometime around 1:30pm after being shot multiple times and left on the road, according to reports reaching our newsroom.

The now deceased man was a well-known sportsman and entrepreneur.

Daly, who ran a food vending place close to a famous sports bar and nightclub in Free Bottom, was a former employee of Digicel and also worked as Marketing Director of G. Organic Herbal Center BVI Limited based in Free Bottom.

Investigations are ongoing, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

Persons with any information related to this incident are asked to contact Detective Inspector Vernon Larocque; directly on 368-9809 or via the Major Crime Investigation Team on 368-5682.

"All information will be treated with discretion and confidentiality will be assured," the RVIPF stated in a press release this evening.

See previous story published September 10, 2020

Food vendor gunned down in Spring Ghut

- killing comes a week after George Burrows was fatally shot

Information just reaching our newsroom is that a businessman has just been shot to death in the Spring Ghut area of Tortola.

Unconfirmed reports are that the man, a well-known food vendor, was shot multiple times and left on the roadway.

Police are on the scene.

The incident has been confirmed by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

"I can confirm reports of a shooting in the Spring Ghut area shortly after 1:30 pm today. Police responded and observed one male with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Details surrounding the incident are unclear. Investigations are ongoing," Police Information Officer, Akia L. Thomas stated.

Virgin Islands News Online has the name of the man killed but will withhold it at this time.

The fatal shooting comes exactly a week after softball player Mr George Burrows was shot to death while in his home in Purcell Estate.

More details to follow.

110 Responses to “UPDATE: Shooting victim identified as Matthew Daly aka ‘Shorty’”

  • Sue (10/09/2020, 14:14) Like (16) Dislike (8) Reply
    Poor shorty
    • Rubber Duck (11/09/2020, 09:06) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
      The BVI has a higher murder rate per head of population than Afghanistan.
    • funeral (11/09/2020, 09:20) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
      I know that Shorty was planning to go to Shawalla's funeral.RIP Rasville on the other side.
  • mmario (10/09/2020, 14:15) Like (6) Dislike (63) Reply
    He was a businessman? Usually that's not the way businessman go down. I just be thinking.
    • To mmario (10/09/2020, 14:38) Like (10) Dislike (41) Reply
      I didn't know he was a businessman...just know he always boasting that he's a member of the Lodge...shrugs....still and that he went out like that
    • espanol (10/09/2020, 14:46) Like (9) Dislike (12) Reply

      Orita dicen que fue un hispano. aquí ya los ingles no hacen nada todo se lo echan a los hispanos Lo peor que a entrado a tórtola los hispanos, maldito racista después que nosotros le dimos espacio en nuestra tierra dominicana y aquí nos quieren tratar como perro

      • AOC (10/09/2020, 16:21) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      • Translate (10/09/2020, 17:31) Like (6) Dislike (14) Reply
        Orita say he was a Hispanic. Here the English don't do anything, they throw everything at the Hispanics The worst that Hispanics have entered tortola, damn racist after we gave them space in our Dominican land and here they want to treat us like a dog
        • Google translator is never 100% (10/09/2020, 19:39) Like (4) Dislike (10) Reply
          I hope you don’t apply for a job as a translator. Your translation is ass.

          He said, “Later on they say it’s a Hispanic man. English people over here do nothing but blame Hispanic people for everything. The worst people to enter tortola is always the Hispanic people. Damn racists. After we decide to leave our country [the Dominican Republic] they [Tortola people] want to treat us like dogs”.

          So what this person practically saying is that people will go around blaming Spanish people and hold them responsible for this murder, which makes no sense.

          However, he or she did state a reality about English people treating Spanish people like dogs. And for evert little thing that goes around in the house, spanish people got the black card.

          And the reason why this person said this Is because it got people out there, right now, discriminating Spanish people, and giving them a bad name out there because of the guy who brought in the virus. But even so, that’s not even the cause. Because English people been discriminating and bad mouthing Spanish people.

        • how does it feel (11/09/2020, 06:55) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
          I am tired of these DR people yapping their mouth about being treated like dogs. Do you treat Haitians like royalty? No you degrade them because of the color of their skin so take several seats
      • Talk the Truth (10/09/2020, 17:38) Like (73) Dislike (3) Reply
        The first wave of Santo Domingo people that came here were treated very well by the locals . They were the good ones . After that a bunch of hoes and thieves start coming then everything changed . Talk the truth about your people , some are good but a whole lot are very bad .
      • @espanol (10/09/2020, 18:22) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
        Orita say he was a Hispanic. Here the English don't do anything, they throw everything at the Hispanics The worst that Hispanics have entered tortola, damn racist after we gave them space in our Dominican land and here they want to treat us like a dog
      • Espanol y ingles (11/09/2020, 00:14) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
        No tienes que aceptar lo que lanzamos. Mi padre no aceptó los trabajos sucios que todos tiran. Regresó a casa de inmediato.
      • Caribbean Girl (11/09/2020, 06:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

        Vuelve a tu tierra si el trato no te gusta porque esta es la tierra de ellos. Aqui mandan ellos.

    • tretretrete (10/09/2020, 14:46) Like (16) Dislike (13) Reply absolutely right. Many of us know the difference between people who work hard to establish a business vs those who use it as a front. Not saying he was involved in anything.... but what makes a man want to get another man killed in this fashion?
      • dude (10/09/2020, 17:39) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        so why are you implying something and admitting you don't know anything hm or what happened? What's wrong with you? Do you just want to relevant? you never heard of businessmen being robbed or ambushed or killed ever in life? damn it man what's your issue? It had church women here killed in their homes and you're surprises a business man was killed? strupes
        • tretretrete (10/09/2020, 20:05) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
          @dude...... ask the popo wa dem find at his residence. I may come across as cold or heartless but sometimes you got to stay grounded in reality so we dont make problems in the community worse by turning a blind eye to what truly plagued us. I knew him personally, he trained me very well back in cutting edge days, man was like a father to me.....BUT none of these things will change the facts.....we fail at preventing these things because as a community we only want to focus on 1 side.....SOMEBODY got to look on the other side too....
          • to hmmm (10/09/2020, 21:12) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
            Regardless of what they found some will still choose to turn a blind eye. I saw a pic of what was found and dude was neck deep in it, and I'm sure he knew the danger of that lifestyle
            • Talktola (11/09/2020, 09:04) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
              The picture circulating around showing evidence belonging to "ANF SEIZE 40.5" on google and let me know the first thing you see. People in this country does be so idle and like to stir up things!
  • Yes (10/09/2020, 14:17) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    R.I.P my friend
  • lord o. (10/09/2020, 14:23) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    What going in this place...??? This is really, really sad news...
  • Rasville (10/09/2020, 14:30) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply
    Is who killing off Rasville generals them mehboy? aw yuh stop it rite now.we cant take no more.
  • Armed (10/09/2020, 14:32) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    I bet it was for some petty shit. Anyway will start to keep mine around the yard. This people getting worse. R.I.P.
  • TF (10/09/2020, 14:34) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    I seeing here
  • club (10/09/2020, 14:40) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tears for shorty
  • I (10/09/2020, 14:40) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    It's getting extreme lord my u cover tola under your blood
    • @ I (10/09/2020, 15:28) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
      Psalm 91 tired get used for selfish gain but

      Psalm 66:16–20 says, “Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer. Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!”

      God turns his face from sinners unless true repentance occurs.
  • OMG (10/09/2020, 14:41) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
    My condolences to the family. Always greet me with a smile. Such sad news.
  • Sigh!! (10/09/2020, 14:47) Like (43) Dislike (4) Reply
    People! Why are you killing your OWN people? Why is blacks killing blacks? Don’t we have enough problems of our own as a nation? My condolences to Linda and the rest of the family.
    • @Sigh!! (10/09/2020, 18:35) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
      Because Blacks is cursed. You don’t see the Whites killing each other off like Blacks is killing each other off. These idiots don’t think. If someone owes you money, how the heck you are going to get your money back if you kill the person. My father is a OG and he always say if you are going to kill another man, you look that man directly in his eyes before killing him. These little punk A** don’t have enough MOUNTAIN OYSTERS TO DO THAT.
      • @@sigh! (10/09/2020, 19:30) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
        You sound like you does be present at every murder to know whether the killer looks directly into the eyes of the victim before killing seem to live on a planet other than earth where whites don't kill whites etc. For goodness sake come back to earth and stop writing nonsense for writing sake. Write something with sense man.
      • @@sigh! (10/09/2020, 19:49) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
        You can't be serious with your comment that blacks are cursed and whites don't kill each other and killers don't look people in their eye before killing need a reality check on life and stop writing crap. Colour of skin matters not in this instance or who looked who in the eye. A life was was viciously taken no matter the reason and there are people who are in serious grief right now PERIOD!
      • GG (11/09/2020, 11:48) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Ignorance in this place knows no boundaries. You my friend are ignorant. Whites kill whites all the don't watch any forensic television? Mexicans kill Mexicans, etc., etc. There should be no killing period. And why do you people constantly see everything in terms of skin color? Not even ethnicity but skin color. It's damn sickening.
  • justice (10/09/2020, 14:48) Like (25) Dislike (5) Reply
    How the place is going right now is best you walk with your weapon and face the consequences from the cops if they do catch you with it than to let those hoodlums kill you for nothing
  • K (10/09/2020, 14:48) Like (33) Dislike (5) Reply
    When u see all of this happening all u have to do is look up redemption dradeth night
  • Vomit. (10/09/2020, 14:48) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
    I pray that these elements are removed from the VI, this is not the VI I grew up in. The thugs, the gangers like, the drug dealers any negative engery that would like to sully the VI.. take us to that place that looks more like out neighbors need to be crushed.
  • Jezzum (10/09/2020, 14:48) Like (13) Dislike (117) Reply
    We need these island people deported out of here
    • BackSide (10/09/2020, 15:32) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
      U d@mn @$$
    • @jeezum (10/09/2020, 15:33) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
      Election can’t come soon enough for you huh? No matter the news you people pushing this divisive talk just for votes in a few years. You all are sickening. I trust that our bothers and sisters from the other islands know that they are being used by an insensitive and desperate clan who can’t get over the power and money lost from last election.
    • @JEZZUM (10/09/2020, 17:15) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ JEZZUM You are a coward! Stop such negativity, imagine someone's life is taken and that's the best you have to say? THIS IS A DAM ISLAND AND WE ARE HERE BECAUSE OUR ANCESTORS WERE BORN ELSEWHERE!!!!
  • wise up (10/09/2020, 14:50) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
    Every now and then there are vehicles there parked with tinted windows. Sometimes men on motorbikes chatting. It is a secluded area.
    • Tranny (10/09/2020, 18:01) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Gov need some more cameras about, these criminals hiding in every rat hole, we need to catch them. & B***a them.
  • really ? (10/09/2020, 15:19) Like (34) Dislike (0) Reply
    what is really really sad about this that hardly any one of the bloggers gave any thought to the actual person how lost his life....i didn't know him but it still feels like its attack on us all.
    RIP and condolencies to the family
  • Warner Brother (10/09/2020, 15:23) Like (9) Dislike (62) Reply
    Per capita, the BVI has one of the highest crime rates in the Caribbean. However, per capita, they also have one of the largest police forces. Nothing left to say.
    • wolf man (10/09/2020, 15:55) Like (29) Dislike (2) Reply
      What shit you chatting one of the highest crime rate per capita ? You know what you saying
    • usvi (10/09/2020, 16:37) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
      The USVI ,not to be confused with the VI
    • duplicates (10/09/2020, 16:43) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      This post is on all news sites ..plz stop your foolishness with your commenting agenda
    • @warner brother (10/09/2020, 17:50) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      Somebody should have warn your mother about the j@ck@$$ that was festering in her womb.
    • @warner brother (10/09/2020, 18:45) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      You should leave. Find some place safer to live. Dont need you here putting yourself in danger. SMFH
  • Just saying (10/09/2020, 15:24) Like (41) Dislike (8) Reply
    I have noticed of late, numerous vehicles with tint so dark you can't even see inside if you're beside it. Aren't there laws governing such? Why is this permitted?
    • Like really (10/09/2020, 16:12) Like (46) Dislike (1) Reply
      The police just stopped a man in East end for dark tints, who had them in a high speed chase. You’ll bash them on social media and now you saying this
  • @mmario (10/09/2020, 15:34) Like (4) Dislike (12) Reply
    Hmmm he a member of the grave yard now ...
  • Sam (10/09/2020, 15:35) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stop and search. Day and night. Some time. And some people home need to search to. We black people very wicked to one another.
  • B (10/09/2020, 15:36) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    Some thing in the marter beside the pislou
  • maybe (10/09/2020, 15:37) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
    Street CI said it was a shake down. Also heard if you own a food truck or small business the thugs want protection $$$$$ or want you to deal out of your business.
    • @Maybe (10/09/2020, 20:42) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
      If this true, it’s terrible. Another comment or said, “ stop Haiti”. But, if this is true, it’s more accurately, next stop Jamaica.
  • u (10/09/2020, 15:42) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    No money no life
  • So Sad! (10/09/2020, 15:44) Like (17) Dislike (15) Reply
    Cut these officers/detectives salaries until they could solve these unsolved crimes. Impossible there are families out here mourning the loss of there loved ones without any closure and these officers/detectives out here getting paid big salaries + allowances for doing nothing. All these officers want to do is searching people vehicle for drugs to benefit them own selves!!
    • @ So Sad (10/09/2020, 16:50) Like (25) Dislike (4) Reply
      @ So Sad First thing condolences to the family. So you want to punish the Police each time a murder is committed in this territory? Dont you know that the friends or relatives of some of these people know exactly who killed them and they will never come forward to give the Police the information? All that you are hearing THAT "Wcant trust the Police" Peopel like you and u are clearly admitting it has a problem when the Police go about in your own words "searching people vehicle for drugs" and seemingly accused them of being curupt. In respect for the deceased I will say no more.
      • stfu (10/09/2020, 17:20) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
        Hope when it's one of your OWN get killed and the police ain't making an effort to do anything you would sing the same shit u on here saying!! why r u siding the police they are more corrupt than anything else
  • So sad (10/09/2020, 15:51) Like (48) Dislike (0) Reply
    One thing with “Shorty” his professional polite approach to customers was very winning whilst in the television communication world. I always liked him. He was well groomed and cheerful. It’s so “ doggish” to have been gunned down in this manner and in high day ! Surely there are witnesses who can give some assistance and help his poor grieving family find some justice and in time... Peace.!
  • Y All ant see nothing yet . (10/09/2020, 16:42) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Bible up
  • GOD BLESS (10/09/2020, 17:03) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    God Bless the Family during this tough time and always. God got u all
  • GG (10/09/2020, 17:22) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    I made this same comment last week under the late "George Burrows" newe headline. Why is so many deaths coming out of the 6th district??? Think about it.....
  • one eye (10/09/2020, 17:46) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rest In Peace the killer would be found
  • T (10/09/2020, 17:58) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    My friend d way this world is turning these days u can't judge a book by it's cover old people say me and come live with me is two different things
  • DB (10/09/2020, 18:12) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    Shorty was amazing to work with in his time in Digicel. He greeted all his customers with a smile and was loved by them all. Your Digicel family from all those years ago will miss you.
  • MY VOICE (10/09/2020, 18:31) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply

    There are almost or close to Sixty (60) Unsolved Murders in the British Virgin Islands since 2000 to 2020.
  • Stay Classy BVI (10/09/2020, 18:35) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    Great to know the criminals run the BVI, why bother with electing politicians?. Im sure plenty of people know who gunned this man down but as usual no one will have the guts to come forward. Im sure these brilliant gangsters will attract a lot of foreign investment and will ensure a bright future for their children and yours. Keep gunning people down and upping the crime stats. Next stop Haiti.
  • #Karma (10/09/2020, 18:41) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
  • Jay-Z (10/09/2020, 19:00) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP Shorty. This is sad news to hear mehn. My condolences goes out to his family. I prayed that GOD gives you all the strength at this difficult moment in you all life.
  • Sad (10/09/2020, 19:25) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    My condolences to his family and friends.
  • Krisp (10/09/2020, 19:48) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Rip shorty you was a very nice man
  • Gelo (10/09/2020, 20:19) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why you have to kill
  • old (10/09/2020, 21:51) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    When I look at some people. They have all kind of things. And never work yet.. How you live is how you will die..
  • Real Talk (10/09/2020, 21:55) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Remember jefferson joseph who was guned down up by csy he faced his demise and as we speake is burning in hell you the killer (s)you will meet your demise also and to those of you who sit at the table Iin darkness and plan for other people demise your day is coming why KARMA IS A BITCH.
  • W*F (10/09/2020, 22:14) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Black lives matter yet there is no reduction in black on black crimes just a few days past we had black on black crime....
  • @Stay Classy BVI (10/09/2020, 22:36) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply

    No one trust the police officers. Until some efforts of cleaning up the police force do not expect the community to help them solve sh*t. That’s what up

  • @gelo (10/09/2020, 22:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Really?! How you jump to dat conclusion?# black lives matter
  • A good Mom (11/09/2020, 02:08) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    My mother always tell me these 3/ things whenever I put on my clothes to go out at night..1/ Leave people woman alone, they have some crazy men will kill you for their woman....2/ Dont borrow or take people money and dont pay back or if you kno u cant pay back,...People will kill u for their money...3/ avoid bad company, bab company will only lead to bad things...Thats my Mom..
    • @A good Mom (11/09/2020, 08:44) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Same thing my mother say all the time. She is always saying also you can see a man’s face but not their true heart.
  • @Real Talk (11/09/2020, 02:51) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Who with out sin cast the first stone !!!!! careful
  • Vacancy (11/09/2020, 04:05) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Job offer comes with very serious occupational hazards
  • P (11/09/2020, 05:14) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't care what anyone says anything it have a killing in Tortola there is a motive behind it only d man who die know but at the same thing a dead man tell no tail rest in peace
    • Hmm (11/09/2020, 05:39) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      @p if we want to solve crimes in the BVI. Then the host of C** D**P needs to put country before criminals.
  • Cut deep (11/09/2020, 05:37) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    It’s sad how the host of “ C** D**P can’t find out
  • Wonder Man (11/09/2020, 07:30) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    You know what scary? You get kill & then it’s like thats it, no trace no case. This need to stop, find the killer now! Find him or her.
  • Who the Cap Fit (11/09/2020, 07:54) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Only your friend knows your secrets so only he can reveal it(friendly fire)
  • Teality (11/09/2020, 08:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dog eat dog
  • 13 ,50 (11/09/2020, 08:51) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dont take ppl money and dont pay back
    Ppl hungry
    All who owe better start paying back
    Come out a hiding !
  • up (11/09/2020, 12:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rest up king
  • @k (11/09/2020, 12:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    So next in line would be in order fools .....some of them especially in tola does well got the money but take people for joke
  • Thankfull (12/09/2020, 17:10) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    his mother is a praying woman the murderer will be caught
  • Wex (13/09/2020, 09:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    People must stop reading others comment and try to correct them what d hell u think this is a class room if you know that is how it sopose to spell why d hell u don't write it in d first place write your own and stop d copy cat

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