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Jamaican woman in BVI chopped to death by husband

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A Jamaican woman has been chopped to death in the British Virgin Islands and her husband, a native of St Vincent and the Grenadines, in police custody. 

She has only been named as Sherika. 

BVI News quoted the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force as saying that the incident took place yesterday evening at the couple's home in the Greenland area of East End on the island of Tortola.  

Her throat was also slashed.

BVI News reports that the man had previously been shot by gunmen during a robbery, while he was on a visit to Jamaica to see Sherika who lived in Clarendon. He was treated at the May Pen Hospital. 

The couple were married after his recuperation and they subsequently relocated to the BVI.

The murder is the sixth this year for the country, which has a population of 28,000 people.