UPDATE: One dies, several injured in Canefield cliff accident

Francis was a member of the police force
Francis was a member of the police force

A police officer, serving in the Marine Unit, has died and several people were injured in an accident which took place under the Canefield cliff on Sunday, November 20.

The policeman has been identified as 35-year-old Chester Francis of Delices, residing in Goodwill. One person has been admitted to hospital.

Police PRO, Pellam Jno Baptiste, said the accident took place at around 2:45 pm when Francis, who was driving in a southerly direction, lost control of his bike and collided with the western wall. On impact, he was flung from the motorcycle into the sea.

A large fragment of the motorcycle then collided with an oncoming vehicle, with five people on board, driven by Natsicca Jno Paul. All received injuries and were taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital where four were discharged and one admitted.

Francis was also taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A coroner’s inquest will be convened and investigations are ongoing, Jno Baptiste said.

The scene of the accident
The scene of the accident

 

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143 Comments

  1. Mr simeon Moses
    November 24, 2016

    That’s my cousin I can’t believe this have happened
    I was thinking last week to come see him in Dominica then my brother told me yesterday what happened.
    I will miss you cousin rest in peace :cry:

  2. troof be told
    November 23, 2016

    hahahaha some fool here said ban bikes in Dominica.

  3. Jaded
    November 23, 2016

    You can’t place speed bumps on a highway. Motorists just need to obey the speed limit. This happens in all countries. Nothing peculiar about DA.

  4. November 22, 2016

    It’s time that government to a ban on these bikes

    • troof be told
      November 23, 2016

      Are you an idiot? No are you an idiot? Then is time government put a ban on all motor vehicles if that is the case.

    • jerry james
      November 30, 2016

      Why would they ban the bikes jackass, how about cars, or black pudding, maybe yet swimming, people down all the time!! Ban these bikes, if you have nothing to say SHUT YOUR MOUTH JACKASS

    • really and trully
      December 15, 2016

      what i think he is trying to say is dominica have to much hang cliffs and its very dangerous for a motorbike…..

  5. November 22, 2016

    I drove through the canefield cliff on several occasions and man I can tell you these guys drive through the area as if there is no traffic laws in Dominica. I think too many accidents already has taken place and yet nothing has been done to solve the problem. If I was the one in-charge of the traffic laws in dominica there are few things I would recommend to the government to do (1) post a speed limit in the area (2) twenty four hour police present in the facility (3) install CCTV Camera to register vehicles speeding (4) install speed pumps. This step are necessary it will save many lives in the years to come. if any government official read this comments and would like to contact me I am available to discuss further steps to be taken.

    • troof be told
      November 23, 2016

      in what facility? what facility you want to have 24hr police presence in? ohhhh maybe you meant in the “VICINITY”. I hate when you people think you know the right word but never open a dictionary or thesaurus to verify. thats verify, not vilify.

  6. November 22, 2016

    DNO…..what if find disturbing is that you find it necessary to publicize the images of the deceased or seriously injured. I feel that it is bad enough for the families to deal with the death of their loved ones, but to see their pictures of their injured or deceased body in a national news paper is adding more pain to their hearts. I still think that you can publicize the news in a tasteful manner without the hurtful images. This is merely a suggestion

    • no
      November 22, 2016

      i need to see how it happened ok.. i need to put my judgment.. news is words and sight

      • troof be told
        November 23, 2016

        noone gives 2 craps about your “judgment” of even who you are. that is the problem. The average idiot feels he has the right or feels the need to add his/her opinion in matters that dont concern them. Sometimes these images are tasteless. i agree.

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  7. November 22, 2016

    ( Truth shall set you free )…
    What a silly comment…What does the Prime Minister have to do with folks dying and accidents…Does he have to say something about the babies that are coming in at P.M.H and around the country too…Folks are going out …Folks are coming in…we have no control over that…we never had and we never will….

  8. The Truth Be Told
    November 21, 2016

    This is how I feel. How sad for him, a young life, even though he is gone. It hurts me as if he were my biological brother but he is a brother in Our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Sad too for his mother and other members of his family. It looks like he had a bright future ahead.of him.
    He lost control. It could be driving fast or there could have been something as a stone or bump in the road which caused this bad accident.
    Once, when I visited, someone showed me where a driver (it could have been a vehicle) also flew into the sea and the man died. It was also under the Canefield Cliff.
    Let us save lives through prayer with the help of God. I find it strange that so many people have died underneath that cliff and it is wide.
    Fellow drivers, whenever you are approaching the cliff, slow down and also pray to God for your protection.
    Pray also for the repose of those departed souls who died there. An Our Father would do with them in mind. Keep in mind, God is merciful.

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 21, 2016

      Catholics should know why we pray for the departed souls.

    • troof be told
      November 23, 2016

      nonsense. why when you approaching the cliff? why are you putting fear into the hearts of people. encourage courage and bravery.

  9. Dutty mind
    November 21, 2016

    These bikers in Dominica have too much varie sal. Is pass u left, right and above soon. The amount of deaths under that cliff is baffling. Yet they don’t learn. Motorists too. The police could make so much money for ticketing those annoying scooters, bikers and other reckless motorists. But I suspect police does check go kill all yuh self. Too many pointless accidents resulting in death. Suicide! Motorbikes n scooters shud be banned. When will they learn? How de old ppl say…they not putting water in their wine. Well speed n cut style nah. Your life u cutting. As an officer, This guy shudda know better too but RIP

  10. The spiritual one
    November 21, 2016

    First time in the history of Dominica we have so many mysterious deaths, missing people, murders upon murders, accidents upon accidents, what is going on, we need to pray against dark forces that is plaguing this country.

  11. November 21, 2016

    My condolences to his family and friends. A question for th Dpf don’t have yellow tape? Why do i aee so many people close to accidents and crime seen?

  12. dominicanabroad
    November 21, 2016

    Tell the Government to place some speed bumps around the Canefield cliff

  13. dominican overseas
    November 21, 2016

    Placed

  14. noticing
    November 21, 2016

    i heard the pm send out condolence to the dead mans family is a police life worth more than a civilian? I listen often I have not heard condolences sent to the many others unfortunately has accidents

    • no
      November 22, 2016

      im not a supporter of the government.. but it is just for mr skerrit to do this.. he was a server for the country…so it is of simple courtesy for mr skerrit to extend condolences.. send a reef or even attend the funeral of the deceased

  15. bigger
    November 21, 2016

    DNO I’ve never insaulted or disrespectful to anyone and you refuse to publish my blogs. Please before I make any more comments give me the reason if not biasness

    • Heartfelt
      November 25, 2016

      It’s no surprise to me that your bogs are not published. Your spelling, grammar and punctuation fall way below the bar.

  16. papa
    November 21, 2016

    They need speed bumps under the cliff

  17. Jubull
    November 21, 2016

    RIP Mr. Francis…

  18. islander
    November 21, 2016

    time to implement some speed humps because too many fatal accidents in our beautiful island. RIP officer.

    • troof be told
      November 23, 2016

      so just put speed bumps all over the island… whole island is speed bumps…for there to be no deaths. you people just talk with no thought.

  19. PHQ
    November 21, 2016

    Rest in peace my brother. Another sad story out of Dominica

  20. Setup
    November 21, 2016

    For the person who suggested speed bumps, that is not a bad idea, but they may have to put them round the island. Everyday I see drivers riding over speed bumps with speed. Lately drivers are not even driving on their side, they drive in the middle of the road, and some have no respect at all. I do not know how they are taught when they are learning to drive, but some of them drive as though they are in their private yard. Some pedestrians want to just step on the pedestrian crossing and they expect a vehicle to stop. The driver has to make sure another driver is not close to the car. There are some people that actually stretch their legs in the road, even if the car is right there in front of them, as though they can move faster than a car. When I walk or drive on the road, I do so with respect. I drive and walk defensively. We need to respect others on the road ALL the time. No amount of cameras or speed bumps will stop some people from having accidents. RESPECT THE ROAD!!

  21. jacinta
    November 21, 2016

    Concern Dominican, you need to respect my opinion. I hope you are a genius. Go in peace.

  22. Setup
    November 21, 2016

    Nessie. accept my sympathy. May you be comforted in this time of grief.

  23. jalee
    November 21, 2016

    Dominica isn’t the place it was years ago. Prostitution , drugs and obeah has taken over this beautiful island. People the times are here and we’ve got to repent and accept the Almighty as Our Lord and Saviour.

  24. Delusional
    November 21, 2016

    This is probably the best stretch of road in the country yet it is the site of so many accidents.
    Its not the road, its the drivers that cause all the accidents and somehow they think they are good.

    • Laplaine roots
      November 21, 2016

      Its is not the best stretch of road. This is a long surfaced stretch; but it is rather bumpy, and people are fooled by that. This bumpy road can cause any slight bump (especially with a bike) to cause a major accident. Don’t be fooled; the surface is not what you think – it is not smooth at all. Be warned.

    • no
      November 21, 2016

      there is no blind coners.. big space.. i dont know what is there problem…. they see smooth highway they want to fly… people want to blame the road

  25. Praying for you and family
    November 21, 2016

    Nessie

    My sincere condolences. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Thinking of and praying for you and family.

  26. Just Passing Through
    November 21, 2016

    All deaths are sad, but more so the accidental ones. Family and friends have no time to accept and be prepared. Like the bible says ‘Death comes like a thief in the night” and that can be any one of us anytime.

    My sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues. They must be suffering and trying to cope with such a tremendous loss. May God grant them the strength and may his soul rest in peace.

  27. D/can To de Bone(F)
    November 21, 2016

    am still coming to grip with that news . I saw him when I was in Dominica not long. We were like family. Was my neighboour in Solomon/Greens lane . Knew him from baby . My condolences go out to his mum Nessie and the Julien family of Greens lane . Nazo be strong .

    I mourn with you all .

  28. truth , shall set you free
    November 21, 2016

    dont you find it strange ,? Over the past three to four weeks there have been deaths constantly ,Everyday one or more deaths ,people missing , accidents , murders suicides ,etc, ,but one strange observation tho, Where is the leader of the country,?Where is his voice on these matters?,Is it something he knows about?,Is it something he expects? Is it a planned thing?DNO, Im just asking questions Where is the leader of this country?

    • @truth to set u free
      November 21, 2016

      This is ironic..All the deaths and shootings taking place in other countries f…..OK..let us say Miami…now this is a place full of daily crime…from murders, stabbings, kidnappings, rape, accidents..name it..Miami news carries ALL OF THEM…do they ask where is the Leader? Where is Marco Rubio? Where is Obama? Better yet president Elect TRump?
      Ha!!

    • BEB
      November 21, 2016

      What do u think the leader of the country can do about these deaths, its a leap year ,what do u expects when a leap year comes around, come on!

    • Dutty mind
      November 21, 2016

      Smdh. Stop your obsession with skerro. You imbeciles can’t contribute to a story except blame the man for making the sun rise. One place accommodates and nurtures your stupidity and that’s Q. Get a life. I wish mako was in power. Cos all yuh imbeciles we’d be jailed on the count of ignorance. Bliss. RIP FRANCIS

  29. analy thomas
    November 21, 2016

    No DNO. I do not know whether you will post this but i can send a print screen image to your email if you wish. I am not trying to attack you but want to tell the truth that i was referring to comments made last week. One was on November 18th 2016, (Police charge man with murder in Fete La Pointe Killing).
    I do not want to start any revolution, threat or political malice: however i believe that the word of God is encouraging and that people are forgetting their purpose for living! I am happy to have a medium like you to spread the good news of Christ and i think God would be happy too because he is a jealous God!
    I am grateful for DNO and will continue to make my respectful, personal comments as long as i do not infringe on the rights of my people.

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    • Dominican
      November 21, 2016

      DNO is neither a religious – nor a political organ and that is what I particularly appreciate about them. If you want to spread the word of Christ, by all means do so but use another channel. The choice of your pen name is apt I think. No doubt you are familiar with the concept of anal retention.

    • analy thomas
      November 21, 2016

      The word of God has everything to do with everything and he will disclaim evil doers unless they repent. Let’s move on. I am happy to contribute to the program.

    • winston warrington
      November 21, 2016

      Jealousy is a sin! You need a perfect God.

      • Fear God not Man
        November 22, 2016

        man has no reason to be jealous But God Has and that’s what makes Him perfect.
        Perfection (God the Father) should always be jealous of Imperfection (man), when we don’t put Perfection First.

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  30. bougla
    November 21, 2016

    RIP and condolences to his family. Does anyone know whether he was wearing a helmet. There is a huge problem with motorcyclists not wearing helmets in Dominica . It is heartbreaking and for sure more riders will die if helmets are not worn.

  31. Me
    November 21, 2016

    Sad to see a man die like this in the prime of his life. I’m curious though, since the report said his motorbike hit the sea wall while going in a southerly direction was he on the correct side of the road in the first place? I find that very odd.

    • Justice
      November 21, 2016

      If I understand the report correctly, it said that the driver lost control of his bike so it’s obvious that the vehicle must have veered to the opposite side of the road.

  32. Just asking
    November 21, 2016

    Can you imagine how pleasant life would be for all of us if all motorist drive to their left, drive at a speed at which they can control, stop at the stop signs, and honk their horns when necessary?

    • Me
      November 21, 2016

      Wouldn’t it be nice if all motorists were properly insured? We are only a small country and it should be relatively easy to check whether any vehicle is properly licensed and insured simply by checking the registration number against a central data base almost instantly.

  33. The list
    November 21, 2016

    It’s called karma

    • Curious
      November 21, 2016

      What does Karma have to do with an accident? Please explain

    • Dominican Passport
      November 21, 2016

      I hate comments like this, can you explain the backstory? I’m here sitting like wtf you talking bout… DISLIKE!

  34. November 21, 2016

    Sad very sad chester a good soul gone too soon nessie my prayer are with you stay strong

  35. Realistic One
    November 21, 2016

    While accidents will happen, Dominican drivers need to slow down and exercise common road courtesy to other drivers as well as pedestrians else the carnage will continue. I recently returned from the island where I felt like my life was at risk from crazy drivers every time I left the house. Speeding on narrow streets, unsafe overtaking, pedestrians not given the right of way – every form of bad driving was evident.
    Please, stop it or more will die.
    RIP officer. My condolences to your family.

    • Dominica
      November 21, 2016

      I noticed you did not mention bikers actually riding on the sidewalks at full speed (even around corners). I feel unsafe on the sidewalk.

      I am so sorry for the family, friends of the young man. I will certainly keep them in my prayers.

  36. friend
    November 21, 2016

    R.I.p bro , I jus spoke to u , I can’t believe u gone .

  37. praying for my fellow youth
    November 20, 2016

    We need to pray against the demons of accident, too many young people are leaving here it’s like a daily rip with accident.
    Dear Jesus, Christ we pray,
    We rebuke the spirit of accident against our people, and our young people. we claim them for Jesus Christ may their days be long upon the earth. We pray for long-life, prosperity, and love for our people. Jesus please take the steering wheels and the bike shuttle and control all on the road father watch over pedestrian and sent angels of travelling mercies unto us bless us guide us and protect us all and preserve our souls as you have reserve heaven for us I also pray against the spirit of premature and sudden death be the greatest physician you are and take control be our best patrol Jesus Guide us all in Jesus wonderful name amen.

    RIP ches gone too soon

  38. Matthew
    November 20, 2016

    may the peace of Jesus Christ be with the family of this young man I’ll be praying for your family and ask God to grant you his strength in such a difficult situation may chester rest in peace

  39. Jackie
    November 20, 2016

    Another mother cries, a father,a girlfriend, a sister, a brother, a friend, a colleague!
    So many broken hearts and shattered lives.
    TOO. MANY GOOD MEN DIE in bike accidents.
    BAN THE BIKES!

  40. The Truth Be Told
    November 20, 2016

    Another bad accident which claimed a life. If he was wearing a seat belt he would not have been thrown off the motorcycle.
    It is sad. I visualize how painful it was for him; a shocker too when his motorcycle impacted with the vehicle and vice versa.
    My condolence to his family.
    May his soul rest in peace. Amen!

    • Vs
      November 21, 2016

      Seatbelt on motorcycle? Where did you get that foolishness to conclude?
      Rip son

      • The Truth Be Told
        November 21, 2016

        For you who cannot think properly it is foolishness. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: You must reside in Dominica to make a statement as that.
        Do not be out of place and call my statement foolishness. Yours is foolish to question my comment.
        In the country I reside, there have been many motorcycle accidents with fatalities, especially in summer when they are all out. These drivers are now required to wear a helmet and seat belt. It is a mandatory Law.
        Learn from intelligent people. This also goes for the foolish ones who gave dislikes. They lack intelligence and need to smarten up. They as you appear not to comprehend sensible comments; probably narrow-minded.
        When I write, I know what I am writing about. I do not write foolishness and what I do not know about. Too many of you, because you have a computer, feel you can insult others. This is why I say to people as you, know your place. You like to demean others because of your lack of intelligence.

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    • Dominican
      November 21, 2016

      SEATBELT?

    • sneeze
      November 21, 2016

      Let’s say bikes had seatbelts.. they don’t have any by the way.. say they do. You realize if he was wearing one the bike would’ve slammed into the wall with him and slam into the incoming vehicle with him still buckled on…killing him even more gruesomely

    • nature isle girl
      November 21, 2016

      wait a minute . are u serious, or tht was typo error, seatbelt?

    • Dante Jones
      November 21, 2016

      “If he was wearing a seat belt he would not have been thrown off the motorcycle.”

      Wow I had my suspicions that you have some mental problem but they’re 100% confirmed now.

    • November 21, 2016

      Wow , level of stupidity 400% and climbing

    • Plum
      November 22, 2016

      Is either you sit or you boo boo…. seat belt on a bike? Where do they make those?

  41. Jason
    November 20, 2016

    Rip in peace officer

  42. November 20, 2016

    Soooooo sad devastating

  43. November 20, 2016

    R.I.P officer,I feel so sad that a young life was suddenly cut short in such a tragic way and condolences to his family. Just an observation about the history of that road between E.H Charles and the canefield cliff more people may have lost their lives on that stretch of road than any where else in Dominica with the exception of Morne Prosper which had amass accident. Those of us who are still alive let us practice safety on the rods.

  44. Destined to win
    November 20, 2016

    People we really need to begin to pray more seriously for our beloved country. Too many deaths. Please let us all call upon the Almighty God for mercy in a spirit of repentance. My condolences go out the the family of the officer. We really need more of God in our land. With a sad heart.

    • Dominican
      November 21, 2016

      And as you finish type that you back to your sinful ways

      • star
        November 21, 2016

        lol,,, u r sumting else

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      • DA girl
        November 22, 2016

        lmaooo :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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  45. Sad
    November 20, 2016

    R.i.p chester

  46. cohenval
    November 20, 2016

    Chester, there is tears in my eyes. I taught you.

  47. November 20, 2016

    RIP young man…..May God comfort your family and friends, may your soul find eternal rest in the arms of our Lord and Savior. As a fellow officer, I would like to express my condolences to the men and women who proudly yet humbly wear the badge. God Bless you all

  48. November 20, 2016

    oh god save us all

    • Nutral
      November 21, 2016

      God cant save us in this one. So many road accidents happening,it is the drivers on the street to drive carefully,they have no respect for plps life in DA. Where are the signs!!!Pedestrians are not safe as well.No rules,No regulation. Plps lives are at risk with these mad drivers COME ON. !!!!

  49. course mate
    November 20, 2016

    My condolences to the family of the deceased just continue to hold strong

  50. wiillie
    November 20, 2016

    rest in peace to my course mate, my friend, a brother. Its hard to sink in the facts, God is in control bro, you will surely be missed, I pray to God that he comfort your families, friends, love ones and members of 30….. I love you bro and you will surely be missed…

  51. lougawo
    November 20, 2016

    jacinta u got it right EO leblance is a dead man and is only dead people u will find der
    road users slow down

  52. November 20, 2016

    Time has long past to get serious about proper and updated driver education. Truth be told, Dominica has too many bad drivers, made evident by the increasing number of accidents on near perfect roads.

  53. November 20, 2016

    One speed bump a day,gives dull heads another day .

  54. Nacinimod
    November 20, 2016

    Perhaps speeding cameras might help, especially if there is a fine of at least $1,000 for the first offense, $2,500 for the second and upon the third offense their driver’s license is suspended and the vehicle in question be impounded. Harsh, yes but problem solved.

    • It's MissAlie
      November 21, 2016

      Sure, impose another form of economic slavery on people who are trying to feed their mouths. Accidents happen ALL the time, so this accident is no phenomena.

  55. November 20, 2016

    contd. Cole Ravine, and there`s no signs or warning to Drivers that the lane in Question is not a lane to overtake other vehicles pure madness, also I respectafully, ask if enforcement strict, enforcement is not being excuted, warning signs are not errected, warnings, Education, Radio out reached programmes, are not being adeared to, Man, place speed Bumps, in that area, smh. somthing has to be Done regarding that area and others like it in our, sometimes no law or Rules does apply to some. How many more Deaths must we endure for real effective action be taken? In my opinion, any country Citizens refused to observe Law and order, must be dealt with/ the full extent of the laws on our books, and at the same time all offendes if found guilty, of violating the Law must and should be hit in their pockets, and made to pay dearly untill the offenders gets it! why? Why? are some persons blantantly violate our laws and go unpunished. Why? Errect speeding cameras, and send the summones to them.

  56. November 20, 2016

    Oh! not again. Deepest condolences to the Deceased, and his family. R.I.P. Thats having been said, i must say, thou one might say do not rush to conclusion, as to the cause of the accident, that i agree 100%. but i must say just last week, while driving in that area, i could not help but keep saying that the area has to be re evaluated, and action must be taken with a view to curtail the madness, i witnessed taking place before my own eyes, RE, the manner some drivers, overtake, in that area, i was Smh. every time i witnessed such madness. Firstly and asking why haven`nt the Authorities take action with one, why on Earth in that area, we have two lanes one going North andthe other going south? but on the southern side, subject to correction. but the open un marked lane on the left Hand when traveling from Canefield to Roseau. I witnessed drivers using that un marked lane to overtake other vehicles at some times high rate of speed, only to wind up at a dead end approaching the fond col

  57. Salty
    November 20, 2016

    Since the Chinese them do this road is so people paying them with their lives.But wat is this MoU about nahhh? We need answers…..

    • nature isle girl
      November 21, 2016

      wat ignorance, u hv nothin good to comment give ur fingers a rest

  58. Kathy
    November 20, 2016

    I am from Goodwill and. I lost my cousin 48 years ago this place has always been like that ppl need to be more careful

  59. Tyre hit de road
    November 20, 2016

    The Traffic Department should just Make “UNDER THE CLIFF” a NO PASSING ZONE They should have done that long ago we would have lots of our young men with us today…. This is so sad Man!

    • BEB
      November 21, 2016

      So where would u expect traffic to pass then?

      • Nona your
        November 22, 2016

        “No Passing” means no overtaking. It’s a traffic law that deters drivers and riders from overtaking on certain areas of the roads and highways. You should get out of Dominica once in a while.

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  60. Iamanidiot
    November 20, 2016

    Ok…it’s time…we need new road laws. Cause we in 2016, every young boy have a turbo charged car, and a turbo charged forester. We need to look into speeding cameras and the works. Cannot wait on more people to die

  61. Teacher
    November 20, 2016

    I taught Chester. I’m so sad for his mother. Why are our future generation being lost so quickly?

  62. Real Deal
    November 20, 2016

    Rest in peace soldier. My sympathy goes out to your family and friends

  63. Lovey
    November 20, 2016

    So sad! R.I.P. condolences to the family.

  64. street poet
    November 20, 2016

    RIP officer, you died in the line of duty. Condolences to the family who lost a loved one.

    • Iamanidiot
      November 20, 2016

      He died on his personal bike riding with his friends. That is NOT the line of duty

    • Amazed
      November 20, 2016

      When did am island tour become police duty?

    • Dominican
      November 21, 2016

      HUH??

    • TUFF ENUFF
      November 21, 2016

      There is a stark difference between dying in the line of duty and dying while being an active member of whatever organization you are involved in; in this case a serving police officer.

      If the officer had been deployed, say for example, in a riotous situation and had lost his life there, it is deemed he died in the line of duty.

      Unfortunately, Chester died doing what he enjoyed; albeit dangerous. RIP.

  65. Just Me
    November 20, 2016

    R.IP. bro Chester….

  66. Anna lou
    November 20, 2016

    Who is this officer plzzzz

    • Dominican
      November 21, 2016

      Chester Francis Son of Nessie Simon I am sure you know her. A short fair skin lady use to be an insurance agent not sure what she does now.

      • hi
        November 21, 2016

        Thats his aunty Though…his mother lives in Mahaut,,,, but Nessie had him since he was small.

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  67. beautiful lady
    November 20, 2016

    Sad

  68. analy thomas
    November 20, 2016

    May the God whom i serve continue to comfort the families of lost ones. The last time i made it clear that any one of us could be next but fate of eternal life or second death now lies in this individual’s past. Every one of us, no matter our position will give an account to God. He has no respect of person or office… he can strike anywhere!
    This has nothing to do with a leap year! Our houses are too packed with junk! Clean it out and welcome the inspector in. Jesus Christ is ready for battle and through his mercy, grace and love he is warning us but we are too busy taking matters in our own hands.
    Take heed!

    • analy thomas
      November 20, 2016

      DNO, i have been transmitting none but respectable comments through your medium. Why do you hold them back? Do not play with the word of God. Don’t you know that he has the power to make you and break you? As long as i am not unlawful, disrespectful, or offensive i believe that i have a right to be heard!

      • Iamanidiot
        November 20, 2016

        My brother…take it easy. Comments take a while to be approved…

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      • NUWP
        November 21, 2016

        They always do this. And I am seeing so much disrespectful threatening insulting denigrating comments being published on DNO. Clearly DNO have preferences. If they like the comments they pass it if not they don’t ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR POLITICAL PARTY. I am sure this one won’t pass. If it does is to save face to give the impression. When all is said and done they saying freedom of speech. But it’s for one set. But knowledge is power DNO dats all I will say. Keep being bias still. Hope u don’t blame us later. Because we are warning u about dat biasness of yours.

        ADMIN: Our fingers hit the delete button a number of times but we will let this past. Let us explain this person’s complaint. The person Analy posted her comment and she expected to see it published right away. Within a couple of minutes, she was responding to her first comment which was still in moderation, wondering why her comment was not appearing. All comments are held in moderation and will not appear immediately. We’ve made that clear.

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      • no
        November 21, 2016

        if they continue to do that we should just ban them… stop contributing and commenting..i am tired with them also

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  69. Mahaut man
    November 20, 2016

    Wow I hope he is alive. Drivers need to know bike man share the road too. Have some respect for the two wheelers. All our young men a dying from bike, we need laws to ride also..

    • Me
      November 20, 2016

      Didn’t you read the article, which says that , unfortunately he is dead? Somebody on this blog inferred that he died in the line of duty but that has not been confirmed. Did he wear protective gear? May God have mercy on his soul.

      • nature isle girl
        November 21, 2016

        hv close look at the pic, he is wel geared up

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    • My 2 Cents
      November 20, 2016

      CAN YOU READ???

    • Kanye West
      November 21, 2016

      He’s alive. He didn’t die that much

    • Nona your
      November 21, 2016

      Did you not read the part where he was pronounced DEAD??? I mean it’s BASIC English. Smdh

    • Curious
      November 21, 2016

      Get off the streets of Mahaut and go read a book or the newspaper.

  70. concerned
    November 20, 2016

    It’s a sad day for the members of the deceased family and the entire Police Force. We sympathize with the family and friends. Not sure how the accident occurred but we appeal to all drivers and riders to use the road with extreme caution, with due care and attention and reasonable consideration for other people using the road. Everybody’s trying to move fast in a slow country. When you’re moving out of stop lines ensure that the road is clear or you’re allowed to proceed from other motorist and becareful not to misjudge the distance and speed at which a vehicle is travelling before moving out of the stop lines. remember to use your indicators and horn when overtaking and ensurr it is clear ahead and the right area to overtake. it makes no sense to struggle to overtake another vehicle especially when your destination is not far ahead. always ensure that your complete set of front and rear lights are functional.

    • Stupesnstupes
      November 20, 2016

      Perhaps we could ask the Hines to donate some sleeping police? Our drivers need to learn to follow traffic rules. Some of them have no courtesy of the road….and that stretch is just reason to speed. Install some of those speed meters and start giving out penalties. I find we are having too many accidents. The police need to do their jobs……..make the roads safe for all

  71. November 20, 2016

    R.i.p..

  72. jacinta
    November 20, 2016

    this highway should not have been named E.O Leblanc’s highway; there has been fatalities since then. Skerritt should have named it Skerrit’s or some Chinese name.

    • Dominican
      November 20, 2016

      Stupid a comment to make after someone life was just lost….. What the road name have to do with death… You people are jus dumb !!!

    • troll
      November 20, 2016

      lol :lol: no time for jokes :-x

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      November 20, 2016

      Don’t you think if they named it Jacinta or what the heck your name is, it would have been better? Idiot!

    • local 767
      November 20, 2016

      like seriously,…..u people belive in too much….its the way the people drive on these streets…. not the high way smh

    • Mrs Williams
      November 20, 2016

      Bull . You knw the amount of people that have died under that cliff since before it was named or even fixed. Stop talking nonsense. I think speed has alot to do with these accident which happen there.. May this young man rest in peace. Condolences to his family

    • Saadn
      November 20, 2016

      Idiot

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 20, 2016

      How old are you? Long before that highway was built, there were accidents under the Canefield Cliff especially when vehicles were turning around the corner. I recall a young man who died there. He was a friend of mine. He was riding at the back of the motorcycle. The driver died a week or so later.
      I have also heard of other terrible accidents before the highway was built. The road was narrow then. Drivers must stick to their side of the road. They should not try to overtake or cut in front of another vehicle or try to turn in front of it etc. All drivers must simply drive cautiously.
      No joking and no pun intended. Seriously, the area may need to be blest with Holy Water and some prayers said there
      You mentioned there a lot of accidents under the cliff. I am wondering if the spirits of those who died in accidents under that cliff in also bygone years prior to it being a highway are not roaming around there. Food for thought.

    • concern dominican
      November 20, 2016

      they should have named it Jacinta and maybe less people would die maybe. ah Jacinta. You know what I think? You should be banned from DNO. :-| you sound like someone that lack a lot of commonsense. please if you have nothing sensible to say, please do not say it.

    • syncronize
      November 21, 2016

      I agree. Its like an omen, like a payback with lives. I’ve heard about these things and even a politician from another regional country recently was stating that to win an election you have to savour and interfere with the darkness of the abyss beyond. In other words the devil, satan. So maybe we need to stop going into these darkness, poor innocent people children that are dying and those goons who want to stay in power they are fine.

    • nature isle girl
      November 21, 2016

      y some ppl jus wont give their finger a rest and go do some house chores or something ,

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