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Royal BVI Police Say ‘Nothing Suspicious’ In Death of 38-Year-Old Jamaican


ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Police in the British Virgin Islands have not found anything suspicious, so far, as they investigate the death of a 38-year-old Jamaican.

According to BVI News Online, the deceased — Tracy Forbes — who had been living in the British Virgin Islands for about 10 years, is originally from Mandeville, Manchester.

BVI Online News said, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Forbes was found “unresponsive” at her Long Trench home yesterday.

“Police are confirming the sudden death of a 38-year-old female native of Jamaica residing in Long Trench, early Monday morning.

“Inquiries indicate that the deceased had gone to sleep after midnight, but was unresponsive around 3:00 am to her boyfriend’s attempts to wake her. Upon further examination, he noticed she was not breathing, and immediately called for assistance from neighbours. She was later pronounced dead at the scene,” the RVIPF said.

“Nothing so far in the investigations indicates that the death is suspicious. However, a postmortem will to be conducted to determine the cause of death.”

BVI News Online said Forbes leaves behind her Jamaican partner, who resides in the BVI, as well as three children, including a one-year-old.


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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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