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Well-known VI resident Charles M. Martin aka ‘Be Be’ dies

Well-known Virgin Islands' resident Mr Charles M. Martin aka ‘Be Be’ passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2024. Photo: Team of Reporters
Charles M. Martin aka ‘Be Be’ was a long-time worker of Native Son Ferry Service. Photo: Team of Reporters
Charles M. Martin aka ‘Be Be’ was a long-time worker of Native Son Ferry Service. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Over the years, once you have travelled using the Native Son Ferry Service from the Road Town Ferry Dock on Tortola, you would have met Charles M. Martin aka ‘Be Be’.

The longtime worker of the ferry company passed away at Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital in Road Town, the capital city, on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

He was 63 years of age, having been born on December 6, 1961.  

The deceased, who is survived by no children but many relatives and friends, also did part-time work with Ricky’s 24-hour Trucking & Sewage Disposal Services.

‘Be Be’ was also known for being very jovial and was often the life of the party. He became ill in the last few years and was at the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

The Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online convey our condolences to his immediate family and other loved ones.

33 Responses to “Well-known VI resident Charles M. Martin aka ‘Be Be’ dies”

  • asura (21/05/2024, 10:24) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Ha Ha. (21/05/2024, 10:28) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    May your soul continue to rest in eternal peace. Never a trouble to any one. You were just" Bee Bee
  • Eldread (21/05/2024, 10:29) Like (12) Dislike (14) Reply
    When bebe was a young boy back in 1982-85 he was used by others to curse the island people with a plethora of expletives . Island people was intimidated by bebe who will call them " island boy or girl" he was nationalistic.
    • @Eldred (21/05/2024, 10:58) Like (22) Dislike (13) Reply
      Island people are no saints themselves. Some behave the same way in their Country. They will spend the whole day speaking bad about BVI and yet they are here.

      Besides I dont think Bebe has roots in the BVI correct me if im wrong.
      Bebe just wanted to be heard, awaiting a response....ignore is the best remedy for these kind of nonsense.
      • @@Eldred (21/05/2024, 12:57) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
        @Eldred, Bebe is deeply rooted in the VI; both parents are Virgin Islanders; one from VG; other JVD.
      • family (21/05/2024, 15:38) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
        If you have nothing to say stfu bebe family is from Virgin Gorda Tortola and Jost Van Dyke !!!!!
    • @Eldread (21/05/2024, 11:04) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
      Shame on those who encouraged him to do that cause at the end of the day, we will die and leave the island behind.
      • stfu (21/05/2024, 15:39) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
        Go read a book or kick rocks !! If u have nothing good to say please come off this post
  • . (21/05/2024, 10:30) Like (5) Dislike (9) Reply
    Ig don’t go to that hospital
    • @. (21/05/2024, 10:47) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      He was in the hospital for a while they is were his family left him until his death... he was blind and have sugar it was to far gone.
  • Sad (21/05/2024, 10:33) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rest in peace, Beebe.
  • guy hill (21/05/2024, 10:37) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Condolences to his entire family. Rest in peace my life long friend. ????????✨️
  • Mike (21/05/2024, 11:43) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    ( WHEN LAST?)
  • Lasy (21/05/2024, 11:53) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    My condolences to the family and friends ????
  • Andrew Cox Sr (21/05/2024, 11:57) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    BE BE was Joyful and sincere condolences to all his Good-Friends & His-Family
  • K. Hodge (21/05/2024, 12:13) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rest Easy BeBe
  • Guest (21/05/2024, 12:20) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cool helpful person. Always there to assist at the boat
  • Down West (21/05/2024, 12:56) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sincere condolences to his entire family. He got along well with everyone and did what he had to do without complaining. He worked very hard on the ferry. May his soul rest in peace. ????????
  • Riley (21/05/2024, 13:02) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    'Be Be' I've always enjoyed your free spirit and jovial laughter. Go easy big man we can be sure that the angels will all be smiling. And never mind those who may have attempted to make fun of

  • KB (21/05/2024, 13:27) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    When last??!!

    RIP Be Be
  • O2 (21/05/2024, 14:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    His words were island man
  • Dancing with the starsI (21/05/2024, 15:49) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am indeed saddened to hear of the death of Be Be. He was such a Jovial person who was very helpful to others. If my memory serves me well, I think he is from North Sound Virgin Gorda where is relatives are from. I missed him from the ferry dock, and I wondered where he was. May his soul Rest In Peace.
  • wow 63 (21/05/2024, 21:03) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    yet you all fail to see this damn scam of social security.. why the hell people got to wait so long to damn retire.. give people options for Christ sake.. You all want people work until they death!!
  • Hmm (21/05/2024, 21:11) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    Yeah he was taught by folks who should know better to be an absolute zynophobe..islandman and white boy were his favorite words..shame on you lot for turning someone with learning difficulties into a tool of ..
  • ann (21/05/2024, 21:54) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    When he was alive you all treat him bad now go from here with the crodile tears
  • When last yo blast? (21/05/2024, 22:56) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ram sheep gone
  • ................................. (22/05/2024, 05:19) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    He had gotten real sick and mentally unstable but rest in power Be Be
    • No (24/05/2024, 14:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Bebe had all his mental capacity till the very end that was . Excuses so they didn't have to take care of him but God knows all
  • Eldread (22/05/2024, 07:30) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    No one need to relegate bebe to status of from here or not, it's just a nostalgic picture of bebe days a a troublesome person with a nationalistic fervor. And even though he did this , it's a pain to see people that was a part of your youth growing up in the BVI is no more
  • rip (22/05/2024, 08:29) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
  • J (22/05/2024, 13:57) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    This man was fun he knows every man from the island that's how i know himi all ways call him island man when ever i meet he willjust laugh may his soul rest in peace

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