Coast guard officer dies suddenly

Matthew was described as a dedicated officer
Matthew was described as a dedicated officer

A police officer attached to the coast guard died suddenly on Monday.

The officer, identified as Cpl. Kerwin Matthew, from Bense, died at the Princess Margaret Hospital at around 7:30 pm, according to police PRO, Inspector John Carbon.

Matthew was the chief engineer of the coast guard base.

DNO understands Matthew had complained of chest pains and was reportedly diagnosed with a trace of bronchitis.

Carbon said he served with the police force for 24 years and was a committed and dedicated officer at his job at the coast guard base.

A post mortem will be performed then details of the funeral will be given subsequently, Carbon said.

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84 Comments

  1. Eric
    July 27, 2014

    RIP big K, from all of us at the Chief Petty Officer Academy you will be missed my friend. It was a pleasure to know you and your friendly smile. Condolences to his family

  2. Christmas y
    July 25, 2014

    To the entire Matthew family. May God grant you strength during your time of grief. Kerwin, you gave me a shock. You will be remembered always.

  3. Anonymous
    July 24, 2014

    its really sad

  4. biggs
    July 23, 2014

    Kerwin i still cant believe u left us R.I.P big brother HOWARD

  5. VITAL
    July 23, 2014

    If I remember Kerwin he would say don’t cry for me. I’m OK. But, we just cannot help it. What a shocking news. Such a young, ambitious, respectful and committed guy. I admired his ambitions. If it is Kerwin’s call it is definitely a time to celebrate his life and appreciate all the pleasantness he cultivated among us. He sure made his mark.
    To the entire Matthew family I would like to say PEACE. It is normal to mourn but Kerwin is a guy we should all celebrate. I believe God secures his people first. We are all hurting inside and outside. You are not alone.
    From the VITAL family of Anse de Mai.

  6. Cassie
    July 23, 2014

    My sympathies to the Mathew family. Nanda and Levo and the rest of the family my heart goes out to you all At this time there maybe many unanswered questions but always remember that God knows all and can answer all. Rest in peace kerwin. You will be greatly missed by the Paix Bouche community especially your fellas on the block.

  7. American Dominican
    July 23, 2014

    Rest in eternal peace may your family find comfort in the love u shared and memories of good deeds, my depots condolences to ur family, though I didn’t Kn u the pouring of love can tell rip bro.

  8. James H Calme
    July 23, 2014

    RIP King…. You left a good mark on this world. We grew up in the same village, went to the same schools, we served in the same service. I can testify that you had a good heart, that you loved your family dearly, you loved and served your country with every muscle in your body and you were a genuine man. We are all human beings, so only God can Judge you. I love you bro and I can remember the good times we shared and the support you gave me at the passing of my Dad. Rest in perfect peace brother.

  9. Sout Man
    July 23, 2014

    My deepest condolences to the wife and family of the deceased. We pray that you will get through this loss.

    In death, as in life, there are teachable moments that we should not miss and here is an opportunity to highlight what I consider a short-coming and unfair treatment. Here was “a committed and dedicated” servant who served the CDPF for 24 years, spanning 3 different ruling political parties, 5 Prime Ministers and ultimately serving as chief engineer of the Coast Guard, yet, he only made it to the rank of Corporal! Am I missing something here?

  10. The Facts
    July 23, 2014

    To his family, please accept my sympathy. God be with you during your sad loss.
    May his soul rest in peace. Amen!

  11. Keith
    July 23, 2014

    Rest in peace my classmate.I am still in shock at the news of your passing.We remained good friends even after leaving high school.Can’t believe you are gone.This is really a hard pill to swallow .Rest in peace my brother and I pray God’s strength over your entire family.

  12. past staff
    July 22, 2014

    Kerwin i can see u sitting on the pool board right now.find rest my friend.

  13. Eddie Savarin
    July 22, 2014

    My deepest sympathies to Mr. Rennicks and family, our prayers are with you all. Hold strong my dear friend. My brother and friend Kerwin, Rest In Peace Bro.

  14. Bro Dee
    July 22, 2014

    Bronchitis? This is so so treatable? Unreal!!!…
    My deepest sympathies and my prayers to your family Kerwin. You served your country well. May your soul R.I.P. Comfort to the entire family and friends. May God bless us all.

    • anonymous2
      July 24, 2014

      He most probably had a heart attack. Very unfortunate. A good man has left us.

  15. July 22, 2014

    rest in peace my dare friend god bless family and friends your girlfriend did all wat she had to do but it was to late :cry: :cry:

  16. true dominican
    July 22, 2014

    Death is something no one will ever understand, it leaves an emptiness in our heart for life,but I know one day death will come to and end, sympathy to Nanda and her family and do know wat u all going thru cause I went thru it my self, I kno the good Lord will take care of u all thru this sad moment

  17. A Voice
    July 22, 2014

    Sympathies and condolences to the family and love ones of the deceased brudder.

    May his soul R.I.P.

  18. Dominica I From
    July 22, 2014

    So so so sorry to hear. My prayers and condolences go out to his family. Family, Lean on The Lord and He will provide comfort and peace. May his soul rest in Eternal peace.

  19. famalay
    July 22, 2014

    rest in peace brother can somebody tell me what is bronchitis

    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2014

      A really bad chest infection can lead to pneumonia.

    • Richards
      July 22, 2014

      Bronchitis basically is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi, the larger and medium-sized airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the more distal parts of the lung parenchyma).There are two categories: acute and chronic

      Acute bronchitis is characterized by the development of a cough or small sensation in the back of the throat, with or without the production of sputum (mucus that is expectorated, or “coughed up”, from the respiratory tract). Acute bronchitis often occurs during the course of an acute viral illness such as the common cold or influenza. Viruses cause about 90% of acute bronchitis cases, whereas bacteria account for about 10%

      Chronic bronchitis, a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is characterized by the presence of a productive cough that lasts for three months or more per year for at least two years. Chronic bronchitis usually develops due to recurrent injury to the airways caused by inhaled irritants. Cigarette smoking is the most common cause, followed by exposure to air pollutants such as sulfur dioxide or nitrogen dioxide, and occupational exposure to respiratory irritants.[6][8] Individuals exposed to cigarette smoke, chemical lung irritants

    • Yes Fada!
      July 22, 2014

      Hello….Google, Bing, Yahoo, MSN are some very “elementary” search engines which almost always lead to mountains of information. Make use of them.

    • The Facts
      July 23, 2014

      You should Google it. Check the Thesaurus, spell check or dictionary.
      Anyway it is a chest cold. I did not look it up but I have heard this word many times which is attributed to having a cold with a cough. I think it also affects the throat and lungs. Your voice could be hoarse from coughing.
      Many people get it in the cold climates. Some people die of it especially the elderly and if they have a heart problem or it could cause a heart problem.

    • lllll
      July 23, 2014

      Go research Bronchitis on the internet. Google it!

  20. Recruit
    July 22, 2014

    Twenty one gun salute to my fallen friend of the same profession. My sympathies goes out to your family and other collogues.

  21. July 22, 2014

    RIP my brother. My sincere thoughts are with your entire family and your work force

  22. fat boy
    July 22, 2014

    stupss to much people children they does bit so they ha to die like dog.

    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2014

      You are not making any sense whatsoever.

    • fagan
      July 23, 2014

      Can’t believe that we still have such ignorance. RIP kerwin ,you were are great guy to work with. To the guys on the base ,Hold strong and continue to do the good work in his memory. He would like that. Condolences to the rest of my brothers and sisters of the CDPF.

    • TeteMorne I From..
      July 23, 2014

      Not a nice thing to say FAT BOY! We all have that dreadful appointment..it is just a matter of time until you go to yours. Remember to sign in.

    • BS
      July 23, 2014

      Keep your negative comments to yourself, hope you a perfect dood… sutty couchon

    • Recruit
      July 23, 2014

      Repent my brother, the end is near. God Bless you

    • LAYOU PARK
      July 23, 2014

      and how will you die, like a worm

    • shaka zulu
      July 23, 2014

      Sound like one would do you good right now. Your idiot

    • Informant
      July 24, 2014

      Insensitive and distasteful comment. What does his death have to do with that? This was a very good, friendly, dedicated man, but most of all he has a family, and friends, and I this is my second cousin, one I looked up to because of the kind of person he is.

      If you have nothing good to share, don’t waste your time and ours to type.

  23. Baboolee
    July 22, 2014

    My sympathies to the Matthew family on the passing of a dear friend, pass co worker Cpl. Kerwin Matthew.
    Still cant believe but this is something which we have to leave with when the time comes, hold on strong. May rest in peace.

  24. Brother in Arms
    July 22, 2014

    Condolences to the Mathew Family and the Dominica Coast Guard on the untimely passing of Cpl Kewin Matthew. from your brothers-in-Arms in the Antigua Coast Guard.

  25. July 22, 2014

    When the time comes we must go, there have to have a cause of death regardless to how minor; however, it is sad to lose a family member and friend.

    Condolences to the Matthew family, God knows best.

  26. My Road
    July 22, 2014

    Nanda and family be strong and find your strength in The Lord

  27. dougy wag
    July 22, 2014

    I am sad kerwin was a good brother in arms ..may your family and friends find strength and comfort in the lord ..my sincere condolences

  28. famalay
    July 22, 2014

    R.I.P !!! you will definitely be missed. Am shocked for words. Don’t know what to say.

  29. Brother in Arms
    July 22, 2014

    Condolences to the Matthew Family and and to the Dominica Coast Guard for the lose of Cpl Kewin Matthew. as Brothers-in- Arms, we pray that you are in a better place.

  30. Canada Family
    July 22, 2014

    Yvonne,Renix and family I’m saddened to hear of the loss of Kerwin . My prayers are with you all .may the lord grant you all strength and courage to face each and every day. He is the comforter of our souls ,be strong.

  31. chris
    July 22, 2014

    I was in great when I received the news, still can,t beleive u are gone kerwin, but life is in the hands of the creator.Nanie,Emmo,Yvonne,Renix,Kes,Yaya andall the others its painful, I know how u feel , but god is always there , he has told us he will never leave us nor forsKe us his strength is sufficient for us.To all the fami,y I say trust god.

  32. Matthan J. Walter
    July 22, 2014

    Rest In Eternal Peace Comrade Kerwin. Your death came as a real shock to me…unexpected! May your family find peace and strength in this time of grief!!

  33. sa pa sav
    July 22, 2014

    Rip cuz

  34. vincent valerie
    July 22, 2014

    From us all at the coast guard base ,we have lost a brother a friend a perfect work mate .we still can;t come to grips with his passing,but The good lord knows best.rest in peace cpl kerwin Mathew.you’re gone from this world ,but you’ll always be with us at the base.But we just can’t question God.Rest in peace bro,rest in Peace as we shared our tears .

  35. lynn warrington
    July 22, 2014

    My deepest condolences to the family and friends of mr matthew may his soul rest in peace. May all those who loved and cared for him find comfort in this time of loss

  36. marie
    July 22, 2014

    RIp my good friend n cuz may ur family find strenth in god in this time of greif he knws best we r deeply saddened in Paixbouche u will be missed

  37. ABITRATOR
    July 22, 2014

    My deepest condolences my the family and friends of my former school mate. May the good Lord bring them comfort through these rough time. Rest In Peace my friend.

  38. marco
    July 22, 2014

    My condolences to the damily and friends. God Bless !

  39. Hazel M. Cadette
    July 22, 2014

    My Dear Cousin, you have left all of us in such shock, grief and pain. You were so supportive of the Matthew Family from Marigot with the recent passing of both of our parents. You were so supportive during the long absence of my husband, and he did not even get a chance to say, “thank you” for checking up on his family during his absence. The good thing is you always knew that you were loved by all of us..

    May you Rest in Peace our Dear Cousin and friend!!! We will be supportive of each other… You will never be forgotten, by the Cadette, Matthew, Gordon, Joseph and Paul family!!! RIP

  40. July 22, 2014

    life can be too short at times. We waste so much time on negatives when we could be enjoying ourselves. To the people whom are still alive, make peace with your partner in life and your families. Love one another. Make time for the one u love.
    Because life can be too short. :oops: :( :idea: :arrow: :!:

  41. sunne
    July 22, 2014

    sincerest condolences :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  42. 2bfree
    July 22, 2014

    Oh Kerwin! What can I say? We are all speechless here. May The Lord comfort your family, co-workers and friends. Death surely leaves a heartache that no one can heal; but love leaves memories that no one can steal. Rest in peace brother Matthew.

  43. Police In Court
    July 22, 2014

    Condolences to friends and family from a Police Officer in Court.

  44. Anonymous
    July 22, 2014

    so so sad good people don’t last rip I will miss u wen I come home o boy

  45. Nalda
    July 22, 2014

    May you find comfort in God, Rest assured he never leaves us nor forsakes us… He promised to take care of us at our lowest. Be strong and my sincerest condolences to all bereaved!

  46. Anonymous
    July 22, 2014

    RIP

  47. Police Welfare
    July 22, 2014

    Sympathies going out to the the family and friends of Cpl.Kerwin Matthew.He was an excellent Police Officer and a hard worker.He has served the Marine Unit and the force with pride and honour for many years.He will be deeply missed,but never forgotten.
    God’s comfort in our time of bereavement.

  48. Dee
    July 22, 2014

    Bronchitis? Was he investigated for cardiac (heart) compromise? Wow!

    • X Class & Coursemate
      July 22, 2014

      This is the same question that I am asking myself. Chest pain could mean so many different things. I know what it is like to be feeling one way and doctors telling you another.

  49. Donavan Fabien
    July 22, 2014

    I’m shocked and extremely saddened to hear of the passing of my schoolmate Kirwin. I extend my deepest condolences to his family. Rest in peace!

  50. Yes sa
    July 22, 2014

    R.I.P brother, you will surely be missed

  51. Borne
    July 22, 2014

    Oh my, so sad. I want to wish his family all the best and hope they can gain strength through his loving memory.

  52. current
    July 22, 2014

    Bro from the guys at morn Bruce… R.I.P… Love and strength to your family

  53. Anonymous
    July 22, 2014

    Gone but not forgotten. Rest in peace bro! You were so cool and collective. Real Bense man>>> Stay Strong Mom and Dad! To your Sisters and Brothers>>> Stay Strong as well. Prayers for the family>>>>

  54. heartbroken
    July 22, 2014

    My deepest sympathy to the family (esp his wife) friends and the villages of bense,pbouche and thibaud. Surely the good dies young

  55. Anonymous
    July 22, 2014

    How very sad. My most sincere condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

  56. The African Lion
    July 22, 2014

    Rip in peace brother you have serve your country well

  57. Anonymous
    July 22, 2014

    My condolences to his family, his girlfriend and the Police force. May he rest in peace.

    • boom bam bam
      July 22, 2014

      girlfriend?…he had a wife n child my dear…..gf now is insignificant…isnt it…hmph

      • smh
        July 22, 2014

        Girlfriend?

    • Anonymous
      July 23, 2014

      Someone is not playing fair.

  58. dominican
    July 22, 2014

    my deepest condolences to the family members of the late Cpl Kervin from the village of bense of his sudden passing yesterday.may he soul rest in eternal peace

  59. Anonymous
    July 22, 2014

    so sad, a cool guy… rest in peace officer

  60. Tri-State Beauty
    July 22, 2014

    Very sad RIP Kerwin. Shocked!!!!! I will miss you sorely. I’m heartbroken. May your family find comfort in your memories and your time spent with those of us who knew you well.

  61. Marcellin Lockhart
    July 22, 2014

    I am so saddened by the shocking news. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and relatives. RIP my friend.

  62. Anonymous
    July 22, 2014

    sad news condolences to his wife petra his daughter petrise his parents brothers and sister and the rest of his family god maybe silent but he is never absent

  63. biggs
    July 22, 2014

    R.I.P big brother i was shocked and still cant understand what happened but all in all big bro the good lord knows best,you will be missed dearly by the entire family. Brother in Antigua Howard :cry: :cry: :cry:

  64. CaraW
    July 22, 2014

    Trace of bronchitis, my foot. Lord help us!

  65. Cruz
    July 22, 2014

    Nanda and family hold strong I know it’s not an easy road. God’s mercy be with you guys

  66. July 22, 2014

    R.I.P cuz.

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