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VINO receives another bomb threat email; Police investigating

A dog sniffs baggage for explosives at an airport. A bomb threat was made at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on May 5, 2024. Photo:
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said despite an extensive search at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, no devices were discovered, indicating the messages were likely intended to create chaos and disrupt airport operations, inconveniencing passengers, and staff. Photo: VINO/File
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said despite an extensive search at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, no devices were discovered, indicating the messages were likely intended to create chaos and disrupt airport operations, inconveniencing passengers, and staff. Photo: VINO/File
Commissioner of Police Mark Collins has personally thanked VINO for its assistance in the matter. Photo: GIS/File
Commissioner of Police Mark Collins has personally thanked VINO for its assistance in the matter. Photo: GIS/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) on May 6, 2024, received another email from an anonymous person threatening to create more havoc with bomb threats across the Caribbean if four Americans who found themselves afoul of the law in Turks and Caicos Islands for possession of ammunition recently were not allowed to go back to the United States by June 2024.

The email, which was immediately shared with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, stated that bomb threats were sent to all British territories in the Caribbean on May 5, 2024, and that multiple flights made emergency landings, some diverting to other airports and at least a dozen flights were late.

“This caused absolute chaos in Bermuda especially but also British Virgin Islands and likely so in Turks and Caicos, Cayman Islands and Anguilla. This sh** last night probably cost the airports, airlines and passengers 100,000 dollars, possibly more. We don’t like doing this but this is nothing compared to what, Tyler Wenrich, Ryan Watson, Bryan Hagerich, Michael Lee Evans are going through at the moment,” the email stated.

‘Final warning’

The sender of the email said it was a “final warning”, and that the bomb threats will be taken to “schools, airports, factories, ports, hotels, government buildings among others” across the Caribbean.

A threat was also made to assassinate two named government officials in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

“If by June this issue is not resolved we will disrupt your islands' economies on a scale you never thought possible, it’ll be like COVID. You will allow these men to go home and see their families... If by June these men don’t go home, we will move onto our second phase. Think wisely, this isn’t just about you, others will suffer on other islands...” the email threatened.

Our News Centre can confirm the email was sent to selected entities, including airports, in the other British Overseas Territories.

Commissioner of Police Mark Collins has personally thanked VINO for its assistance in the matter.

See related article below:

TCI & Bermuda airports also received bomb threats - RVIPF 

19 Responses to “VINO receives another bomb threat email; Police investigating”

  • huh (07/05/2024, 12:24) Like (32) Dislike (2) Reply
    What is interesting is that if you read the article describing what happened to the 4 iamerican ndividuals in turks and cell who were arrested for ammunition being found in their bags when LEAVING the territory..their reaction was.. but Americans.. can't we just pay a fine and leave!!!! Lmao. Entitles Americans at it again. One guys actually said I didn't realise I had ammunition in my bag when I left the USA to come to turks.....this fool had over 20 rounds of ammunition ( hunting rounds) in his bag. Can u imagine what would have happened if a foreigner arrived inusa with that in their pag without a permit !!!!
    Anyway..if Americans are involved in this threat in Americans are being released because of this threat..surely yhe might of he FBI should get involved in this threat.
  • gee (07/05/2024, 12:48) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    So now what happens in one BOT happens in all the BOT's.

    Maybe island economies based on tourism is not such a good idea in the long run??
  • Well (07/05/2024, 12:52) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
    Bring in the British military. Just in time for the UK takeover.
  • Real People (07/05/2024, 13:12) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    Stop using other people photos. We don't look half as good
  • smh (07/05/2024, 13:15) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Are these people dumb? Turks and Caicos literally has nothing to do with us.
  • Let me guess. (07/05/2024, 13:47) Like (26) Dislike (4) Reply
    This person sending these threatening emails has to be related in some way to these 4 Americans, and is probably a male. Perhaps a Trump Supporter who believes that violence is acceptable to achieve a goal.

    Hey listen up to the person sending these emails. You are defeating your purpose. Do you think your threats will cause the Turks and Caicos authorities to release these 4 individuals based on your treat? Think again. You are mistaken.

    Rather than sending these threatening emails, you could have enlisted the State Department, and a local lawyer to help these people get released, but instead you resort to this stunt. Bad move that is going to get you a jail cell and years in jail.

    Look over your shoulder as you will be caught. You should know that you will be found out. Nothing done on the internet is non traceable. Its your IP stupid...your digital footprint. Email sources are easy to trace. I will bet that the FBI is already tracking you down.

    Send another email so that they can have more data points to track you down, and put you where you belong. This is not America whereby some of you crazies do as you wish. You will be found and put in jail just like the other 4. You can send bomb threats from there. Keep it up.
  • jack@$$ (07/05/2024, 13:53) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    the idlers are idling
  • Real (07/05/2024, 13:59) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
  • The watchdog (07/05/2024, 13:59) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well sah here thing
  • Trumpanzees (07/05/2024, 14:03) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Typical slime balls from up north, entitled and think they can bring ammo into the islands as if they are home. Let them stay in jail a long time. At least some have already plead guilty.
  • HMMM (07/05/2024, 14:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Rhythm up. (07/05/2024, 14:49) Like (24) Dislike (5) Reply
    BVI has no Bombs No Bomb makers and BVI people are cowards. No need for alarm. This is not Haiti.. This is Just someone trying to scare Britain away..
  • what (07/05/2024, 15:12) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Do we have to do with this issue ?
    Why include us ?
  • ... (07/05/2024, 15:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Criminals run rampant because the police & news are always hush hush when a predator stalks the community. If the two people had direct threats put it out in public, let the people be aware & secure themselves. Let the neighbors go on vacation some people take no chances.

    Why did they not do this in the UK instead of their colonies. Probably because unlike them our own security is a joke but I wouldnt take it lightly. unhinged is unhinged June Im staying in.

    Thank god it came with a warning and not how those mentally ill people do it in good ol USA with no reason.
  • @Let me guess (07/05/2024, 15:48) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
    Why bring Trump into it???? Some of you hate him so much but still give him your time and energy LOL and he doesn't even know YOU exist or even knows your name, but keep posting HIS name cause that'll teach him a lesson LMAO!!
  • Xxx (07/05/2024, 16:56) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    Free the drew free west bank
  • Don’t bow (07/05/2024, 17:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    That’s all they are, two-bit terrorists harnessing the power of the internet to reign chaos upon us.
    SCREW ‘EM!
    The BVI and others affected need to connect with Scotland Yard and the FBI and track down these scumbags, arrest them, convict them, and let them share space with other greaseballs like themselves.
  • Rubber Duck (07/05/2024, 18:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    These threats are more entertaining than reality
  • Coolcat (07/05/2024, 18:51) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I leave in the Turks & Caicos, apologies to all you B.O.Territories people. It's unbelievable that this person thinks he can hold all of us at ransom and threaten to assassinate our government officials. Going as far as mentioning their names and I quote < we will kill you in your Gran Turk homes > Apparently this is the first phase. The FBI should have already been involved because there was a bomb threat on a flight from here to Boston , they had to evacuate the plane on arrival, that made it a federal crime, and also their counterparts in the U.K , because of the threats against public officials and governments. The father of one of the guys that is on bail at the moment is a wealthy person , the messages are signed Jojo H. With a Russian address. You can do that with a VPN .we are been held hostage by a bunch of morons .

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