UPDATE: Western Union robbed

Authorities at the scene of the incident

Western Union services had to be shifted temporarily to Canefield, after its Hanover Street business place in Roseau was robbed earlier Thursday.

The Western Union office in Dominica is managed by HHV Whitchurch and Company Limited.

The company’s managing director Gerry Aird told Dominica News Online that two female Western Union employees were preparing for the day’s work at about 7:30 Thursday morning when two masked men forced their way into the building on Hanover Street.

Aird said the two men, one of whom was armed with a gun, roughed up the two female employees and also accosted another male employee who walked in during the robbery, before making off with “quite a bit of money”.

He couldn’t say exactly how much money was taken.

The Managing Director said the Hanover Street Western Union operation had to be moved to Canefield for the day because the incident left staff traumatized.

One of the female employees, who is pregnant, was taken to hospital for observation.

Gerry Aird said he was pleased that the police were on the scene very quickly, and are investigating the matter.

The businessman said Thursday’s development was a very worrying one that makes a case for putting in place more stringent security measures.

He told DNO those measures should include the introduction of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras to make it easier to nab would-be thieves.

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174 Comments

  1. bubble burster
    February 4, 2012

    Worth wat dey get dem man already :( :?:

  2. Anonymous
    February 4, 2012

    it was such a wonderful feeling when i was able to boast my country to my foreign friends.. i cant do that no more.

  3. Justice and Truth
    February 4, 2012

    To a certain extent those Dominican thieves appear to be somewhat worst than those in other countries and are becoming more brazen and desperate. They wait when the employees open the business or are leaving work to ply their evil trade of theft.
    Considering this, a security service should be employed/contracted. Security guards must obviously be properly trained. While on the job they should always be alert. They should also be equipped with a gun and ever ready to use it if need be.
    A turnstile which detects metal should be installed. This should deter them.
    When going to the bank, be secretive about it. Devise a plan that the thieves will not be aware of it. I will not make this any more explicit so as to give thieves wise information.
    In addition, where the employees conduct business, the area should be cordoned off with protective, shatter-proof glass and only a small area left open in order to speak to the customers.
    Precaution is better than cure. Spend some money to protect your property. In the long run you will benefit from it.
    Accept this advice and do something about protecting your premises, your financial property and employees.

  4. Ava
    February 3, 2012

    Bring back Hanging!!See how fast the crime rate will go down! Start setting some examples with these criminals.

  5. Summer
    February 3, 2012

    This younger generation is watching too much BET and want to live like these thugs in the U.S. The government should start banning BET and music that has a bad influence on the youths!! They are becoming more like those black Americans and it’s disgusting!!!

    • LOOL
      February 3, 2012

      WAT BET HAVE TO DO WIT DAT? CHUPESSS. SOME PPL DOES JUS LOOK FOR THINGS TO SAY. HIHI

  6. Waitukubuli
    February 3, 2012

    Before DNO not cord capi allu relied upon? So why allu rushing DNO to get what is not yet available?

  7. li
    February 3, 2012

    Ok I am ired og hearing all that crime in my country so I am coming back to start a security company in dominica…..

    • ME R
      February 5, 2012

      wonderful! your security business will do very well, because the crime rate is very highhhhhhhhhh!!Hope you`re serious.

  8. Anonymous
    February 3, 2012

    Time for updated security systems. Push a button to instantltly set off an alarm so loud that they have to run away or a silent alarm linked to the police, who hopefully will be on them within minuts

  9. mrs warrington
    February 3, 2012

    hahaha all u will tell me later about that robbery and who do it female rough up huh ple tar ple twist

  10. HOPE SO!!!
    February 3, 2012

    DNO we need an update. Is it true that the robbers have been caught?

  11. Pat
    February 3, 2012

    Why should a place that deals and transfers LARGE sums of money have security when the money moves? That’s discriminating against thieves and robbers. Management of those places need not think and be proactive.

  12. Annon
    February 3, 2012

    Increased security??? A money place with lots on money, early in the morning???? DUUHh

    I suspect the facilities owner had a hand in this directly or indirectly!

  13. Educated
    February 2, 2012

    We’re not allowing this debotury down here and its about time that Dominican’s wake up and see what is happening. One day a business owner will pull a gun to and the Police will just meet the stupid, dead, jackass laying face down on the pavement.

  14. Anonymous
    February 2, 2012

    The robbers have been caught and guess what All the money recovered.
    STUPED CRIMINALS

    • Homeboy
      February 2, 2012

      You serious?? Who are these idiots? Put a 60 lb weight around their neck and push them off the jetty.

    • :)
      February 3, 2012

      you cant spell

    • Waitukubuli
      February 3, 2012

      Great job officers!

    • Nature Boy
      February 3, 2012

      Is this a FACT??? If so why hasn’t DNO updated this report to reflect your comment? Further, why has there not been a news report to support your claim?

    • Anonymous
      February 3, 2012

      funny, you spelled “stupid” wrong

  15. Adult ED
    February 2, 2012

    I agree that unemployment can lead people who are desperate into such activities. However I am curious as to whether those committing this rash of robberies are doing so because they completed high school and made every attempt to get a job but were unsuccessful and now find themselves with a family to support and really have no alternative but get involved in such activities. Though my curiosity has not been satisfied I do however suspect these are people who drop out of school, have an expensive drug habit that they must feed daily, and just think they are entitled and do not want to work. Active Career Counselling Officers, mental health support, a more visible police presence throughout communities and more stringent punishments for such crimes, would significantly reduce such activities.

    • Reality Check
      February 2, 2012

      That was a very well put together comment. To add to your views which I share completely, I think that it is time that these crimes be stopped. The people doing these crimes need to be made an example of to further deter others who see them as heroes and endeavor to be like them. Serious public embarrassment needs to be done and some strict punishment.
      Assaulting a pregnant woman !!! Really !!!

    • Trual
      February 3, 2012

      You also need to consider “Development” and “the influence of movies, tv and the wider world”. All these do have an impact on what people, especially the younger generation, get involved in.

  16. Satelite
    February 2, 2012

    I may be wrong, but for some reason I smell a “Rat” on this one. Check this out right;, (1) two female employees, (2) early in the morningat the start of the shift, (3) male employee comes in after the females, (4) male employee was only accosted.

    I think the male employee is involved in this somehow.

    • Hmmmmm
      February 3, 2012

      based on what……you went to detective school, went back home but never entered. lame reasoning

  17. kitty-k
    February 2, 2012

    Carnival coming d person want money

  18. Truthofthematter
    February 2, 2012

    The price we pay for development. Wait a minute, what development? I don’t think that’s it. What we see here are the results of country that is decaying. Little by little, trickle by trickle, one mismanagement after another. What next people? Where next? Who next? When next? I can hardly ever remember a time seeing Dominica in such a state. Because these events are linked together with the state of the administration.

    • Truthofthematter
      February 2, 2012

      The history of Dominica proves to us that the state of social affairs is a reflection of the state of the incumbent administration.

      • Joy
        February 2, 2012

        What dose the Goverment have to do with that all those voler that all over the world is their Goverment causing them to do it you all better STOP.The USA have a very high crime rate is it the Goverment fault and they have on of the most reliable security system in the world

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      • junior
        February 5, 2012

        I HEAR DEM MAN HAVE GREEN CARDS AND FRENCH PASSPORTS

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    • even more
      February 2, 2012

      I am looking at this photo and could not see a uniformed police officer, were there uniformed officers on the scene? I have always said that areas such as Roseau, Grand Bay, Portsmouth and Marigot to name a few should have constant uniformed police patrol. Police presence alone, is a deterrent to crime.

    • true Dominican
      February 5, 2012

      The level of ignorance is appauling to me. DA has come a long way as compared to a couple years before. Havn’t you people notice that the standard of living has changed? People want more than they need and they will do whatever it takes to get it. Why do some of us locals have to be so depressing. I am sick and tired of some of you guys that just insult people’s intelligence with nothing sensible to say. GET A LIFE AND GROW UP

    • happy
      February 5, 2012

      lol!!!! why do we always play the blame game????? dominican think wisely!! some body or some people diside to touch what does not belong to them!!! how can the govnenment be blame for that those people getting a monthly salary but some people are just too dam greddy and like to live above their means, some people talk about unemploment rate is too high that is why people reduce to stealing!!!! so many people that are not employed and yet they put their hands together and make ends meet. government cannot employ everybody but we can create employment for ourselve!!!! down with that lazy ways, stop wanting things now for now, stop being internet adult, learn to trust god and wait on his blessings then and only then we will be able to deal with this crime that is bringing down our beautiful country and stop blameing government for people sinful ways!!!!!!GIVE YOU ALL HEART TO JESUS!!!! this is the antidoit for stealing problem!!!! take warning…

  19. listen
    February 2, 2012

    funny enough all these robberies began to occur during the same time the task force was put into action. something is very wrong

    • Educated
      February 2, 2012

      I will say a lil prayer for you for you don’t know better. You have no idea how safer task force has made this streets. When crime have to happen it will happen and I think you backing up a wrong tree whoever you are. Remember the internet is never safe, for it’s like you trying to insinuate is task force that causing them robberies. Man don’t come and comment on DNO if you don’t have nothing good to say

  20. .....
    February 2, 2012

    Boyyy; at 7:30, town is busy, masked man on the street!.. If both employees r very friends… check them! some time pple u don’t expected to do so, do any thing for money!

  21. tiny
    February 2, 2012

    People people people…cameras can offer assistance in solving a crime like informing the public what the robbers were wearing or thrir height and built..but having a camera doesnt garantee that the robbers will be caught………..they lower their ball caps wear shades or glasses or even fake facial hair to make it difficult to identify them……..dont you guys watch American news and and other shows asking the public assistace in identifying people caught on cameras? And in alot of cases they remain unidentified…..I know that Dominica is a smaller place…so chances are……..however having a camera is no garantee

  22. Anthony Ismael
    February 2, 2012

    In addition to CCTV, aromor-plated glass with a small onepening for transactions would end this continuous threat in a hurry. I hope they catch the thieves.

  23. Reader
    February 2, 2012

    I agree we HAVE to be tough on crime. But most of the comments here are talking about treating a “symptom” as opposed to curing the “disease”. We are calling for stiffer penalties. Great! If we go that route, we will eventually find ourselves investing more in a prison system than on an education system. Let’s not be reactive but rather proactive! Go upstream and come up with a long term strategy to combat crime and violence in the country. Longer prison sentences will NOT solve the problem!

    • Trual
      February 3, 2012

      How do you cure the disease? Don’t you have to rely on the symptom first of all to know what disease it is? Well you can put your boots and go upstream if you want and see what you get!

  24. toma
    February 2, 2012

    ten days for the thief,one for the watchman,the watchman just have to make his first shot count,its time for armed businesses and armed guards

  25. Anonymous
    February 2, 2012

    Carnival coming so they want money

  26. One Nation
    February 2, 2012

    This investigation should not die.

    The financial intelligence task force should investigate that matter as well. The staff shall cooperate with the police and make available the names of all customers that transacted over the last 90 days whom management asked for source of funds and whose funds were returned.

    Meanwhile all of Dominica should observe persons who are known to be unemployed but having an exceptional dam good time like money is no problem and do the right thing.

    • Peeping Tom
      February 2, 2012

      I like this pro-active tone. Positive!

  27. Rule
    February 2, 2012

    Since we are experiencing crimes similar to those committed in big cities, we need an integrated Police Department with forensic capabilities to combat these crimes.

  28. D/can to de Bone(for
    February 2, 2012

    It time the government , minister of natioal security take control of the crimes and day like robbery in Dominica . Every day a business house is being robbed in a small island like Dominica. the criminas are never caught and it tey return and hijack the same business a few days later. What are our authority doing on these crimes??

    Their are no breakthrough on these crimes

  29. Anonymous
    February 2, 2012

    I am very surprised that western union had no cameras in the business.

    putting profit before safety, this was an inside job
    the business owner , shuold put a reward out for who ever did it , and when he or she is cougth, the punishment should be severe.

  30. .serious
    February 2, 2012

    You would think by now that ALL business in Roseau had security cameras and tighter measures after the string of robberies on our beloved Island. What are they waiting for.

    • hmmm
      February 2, 2012

      waiting to see if locals can really afford an increase in prices,can they,

  31. yeah pa
    February 2, 2012

    A big business place so and no surveillance cameras?

  32. Anonymous
    February 2, 2012

    A big business place so no surveillance cameras. hmm when will you learn. Put cameras inside and outside

  33. susan
    February 2, 2012

    Well I find it is a bit late for the Police or investigators to be speaking about CCTV. And Mr Arid with all your knowledge and wisdom don’t you think that a business dealing with such a vast about of currency on a daily basis should have cameras around? Come on you lot put practice into action.

  34. You Serious?
    February 2, 2012

    No Cameras in a place dealing with people’s money? Whitchurch too cheap! More they have money, more they stingy.Thank God there were no injuries per say. And those security they have not getting payed well. The payment only covers for them standing on their feet, but not enough to cover payment for observing and taking any action. Most not even trained. get trained guys. maybe some ex police or something. So because a man have good eyesight, he can do security good then?

  35. claire
    February 2, 2012

    my heart goes out to employer and employees espcially those that were present at the time but with the way things going on now all businesses should have security cameras most importantly the hotels

  36. dor
    February 2, 2012

    all business places should have their guns ready for those so call bad boys.that is so ridiculous. guys just robbing places and getting away with it? common.

    • junior
      February 5, 2012

      I AGREE WITH YOU AND HAVE ALWAYS SAID THAT IF ONE ROBBER IS SHOT AND KILLED DURING A RAID, OTHERS WILL THINK BEFORE THEY ACT

  37. February 2, 2012

    wat is wrong with us oh god help us and ppl please read ur stuff sickening .hope there was hidden cameras

    • DMX
      February 2, 2012

      only now… i hope u want to also get rid of those criminals in high positions!

  38. Anonymous
    February 2, 2012

    I hope all those making comments not taking their employer time to do so

    • FamousK
      February 2, 2012

      that is not your business. since it is not your time they taking.

  39. Queen
    February 2, 2012

    lol

  40. Jane
    February 2, 2012

    There is not enough stiff penalties, in Dominica, criminals walking the streets like they did not commit no crimes, people getting away with murder, literally and figuratively, and nothing is being done, criminals have guns, and security have none, what you expect, no jobs, people work for the same salary for years, yet cost of living is rising, every day, things go up but our salary remains stagnant, fustration in de place, I am not condoning that but more jobs and salary needs to be rivised, people salary needs to go up and cost of leaving down. The government needs to look into that, and train de police, and give the security “pepper spray, and a glock (gun)

    • Anonymous
      February 2, 2012

      that non scene we young people have oppotunities to go to school and learn youth division does trade now and then but they choose fast money govervenment have’nt got nothing to do with crime
      \

  41. Rule
    February 2, 2012

    This room is talking about robberies and what should happen to these criminals who perpetrate them. The criminal justice system can’t even convict those who commit murders in plain sight, much less for a robbery.

  42. fatty batty
    February 2, 2012

    carnival coming tell they want money to buy there RUM.why are they not looking work.

  43. Rule
    February 2, 2012

    Tetsi.. I totally agree with your analysis. They are simply following the leader.

  44. bambi
    February 2, 2012

    Visited Jca last month and all banks and financial institutions have sevurity officers who have guns.The same should be done home, the world is changing

    • Trual
      February 3, 2012

      That’s right! The world is changing, mainly because of outside influence. This had nothing to do with government. All we have to do is move with the times. Security should be properly trained and well armed. There should be security cameras in place as well.

  45. jtskoolboi
    February 2, 2012

    lack of jobs so that is expected…feed the dog it won’t bite

  46. Anonymous
    February 2, 2012

    lack of jobs so that’s expected….feed the dog it won’t bite

    • dor
      February 2, 2012

      u must b one of those robbers that is why u r talking like this, and i might b so right about that. if not it must b one of yur ppl doing those crimes. cant belive somebody would make such a foolish statement like this.

    • Man in Dominica
      February 2, 2012

      So are you saying it’s to be expected that unemployment turns Dominicans into monsters? Because it’s only a worthless monster that uses violence against defenseless people, including a pregnant woman! They are not men, they are selfish sociopaths we should be ashamed to have on our island. I bet if the entire island were employed, they would still be doing whatever they think can get away with.

      This island is too small…they can’t get away with this. Anyone who condones is no better.

    • Anonymous
      February 2, 2012

      seems we will have to get the police to trace your url/ip address…you idiot….a pregnant lady was involved…remember you have a mother who brought you forth. why should you be saying such rubbish….you will get caught if you are in anyway involved in this.

  47. ok
    February 2, 2012

    is not only in dominica them things happen, some dominicans just love to thief. hope they catch them all.

    • Princess
      February 2, 2012

      It is not only in Dominica, That is nothing compare to others countries. We are used to that.

      • kiki
        February 2, 2012

        we nt use to that

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    • kiki
      February 2, 2012

      who kno if is dominicans :wink:

  48. yessssssssah
    February 2, 2012

    over 100 0000 counted

  49. curious
    February 2, 2012

    Why is there no mention of NBD incident?

    • February 2, 2012

      that would be bad P.R… so is best no news is made of that lol

    • zzzzz
      February 2, 2012

      And why no mention on DNO of the masked, armed men who robbed and bound two people near Calibishie yesterday?

    • ann
      February 3, 2012

      put me in the light.what happened at NBD?

  50. hey
    February 2, 2012

    What is crime coming to in Dominica I hope the security guard not involved, because he was released from prison in November for similar crimes.

  51. February 2, 2012

    share dem job,dem human resource managers only giving dur family anD frends opening in de work place WEN IT HAVE A VACANCY,AND ONE SET JUST LEFT TO ROAM DE ROAD,SO WAT U EXPECT DEY DOH MUST :twisted: VOLERE DEN,DEY WANT MONEY,U TINK IS EVRYBODY DAT CAN STAY AN BEG DUR MOTHER AN FATHER EVRYDAY FOR A FOOD AND MONEY,DEM MAN STARTING TO CREATE DUR OWN EMPLOYMENT,U WRITING A LETTER, TO A JOB,NOT EVEN A PHONE CALL U GETTING,MUCH LESS TO GET YOUR LETTER WRITTEN BACK TOO,SAYING SUMTING,NOTHING,YOUNG PEOPLE WANT JOB AN WORK.SO WAT U EXPECT,AS LONG AS ON SET MAKING MONEY AN DE OTHERS ROAMING,EXPECT DE PLACE TO BE LIKE A WAR ZONE,HMMM.WEL DEM MAN CARNIVAL MAKE.WELL MAKE

    • Justice and Truth
      February 4, 2012

      @share de job dem

      If they are educated and qualified to perform the job efficiently.

  52. Sakway Toneh
    February 2, 2012

    but is that they must do because they know the DPP will throw out the case. dem criminals know de justice system in dominica is a big circus with clowns and acrobats. stuuuuupes.However, I’m happy that no one was wounded in this incident.

  53. pinnez
    February 2, 2012

    jah!! why people can’t respect others property? the good book says,”that by the sweat of thy brow, thou shall eat bread.”so why some should sit back & steal other belongings? why not go look a job or create self employment? Laziness, jealousy & lack of ambition that contributes towards criminal activities. these bandits should be caught & brought to justice as soon as possible.

  54. Your Past Schoolmate
    February 2, 2012

    Sorry for that error i meant caught them.

  55. Your Past Schoolmate
    February 2, 2012

    Stop blaming the government of the day and the police officers those lazy bastards need to get a grip and find work to do in order for them to earn what they need, anything for a buck will just land them into trouble hope they cash them may the good lord continue to guide and protect all his children in Dominica.

  56. tew
    February 2, 2012

    we count dat money already.stay dere fools puttin yellow tape

  57. kiss me
    February 2, 2012

    :lol: :oops: :twisted: thats my dominica. look for more

  58. fg
    February 2, 2012

    Hmmmm Fellaz bingo for the carnival wii,just look for them u must find em spending it lavishly,hmmm hope it was worth it…

  59. Upscale
    February 2, 2012

    look some real work to do now “officers” !!!
    In allu Face! eat that for Breakfast!!

    • k
      February 2, 2012

      U ARE SO IGNORANT!!!!

    • Waitukubul i
      February 2, 2012

      Unless you are the (or one of the) culprit/s, would you have expressed the same sentiments if you or your family were the victim? You people never cease to amaze me.

      • dor
        February 2, 2012

        i agree with u 100%. u c the problem we have back home unless it never hit close to home we r not sympathetic to nothing.its like everythig is a joke.they never take time and say wat if it was my mom dad or siblings then they would no how it feels.

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    • Justice and Truth
      February 4, 2012

      @ Upscale

      If you have nothing good to state, state nothing. You are an ill wind that blows nobody any good. :twisted: :twisted:

  60. tiny
    February 2, 2012

    What does everyone nean by make an examplr of them?you have to give them just punishment….so now we want to be like communist China…..sentence them to life in jail……or cut of their hands like the Muslim nation… Well even in those countries peoplr risk their life and limbs to steal…….or maybe you guys want to adopt the three strike rule like America….even that rule is unjust because people get sent away to prison forever for committing patit crimes…they deserve their just punishment….thats all….

    • simply blessed
      February 2, 2012

      “tiny”. u dont know how hard people have to work and then for some rascals to come and just take everything from u. that is so unfair. u know if it did not have somebody without food today who family send a dollar for them and now they cannot get it because some stupid foools rob western union and force them to close for the day. Think about it. Life is too unfair and there is no excuse for robbers. hit them hard! life sentences

    • Justice and Truth
      February 4, 2012

      @ tiny

      People must learn to respect the property of others. If they continue in this state without repentance and returning the stolen goods that are especially not recovered and making restitution to appease God, a sure Hell awaits them. Think also on spiritual terms. God does not condone the actions of thieves and also those who harm others while committing a crime.

  61. tetsi
    February 2, 2012

    no law..no magistrate,no police,no judge can prevent me from….what you expect the criminals out there to say…

  62. February 2, 2012

    In all these robberies, how many involve females? NONE. My point? A learned male Magistrate criticized the Mr. Dominica competition ( a positive action by 7 males) but i want to hear what is his view on all these robberies perpetuated by males Who will come before him for sentencing. He will tell them engage in positive actions. smh alas.

    • Upscale
      February 2, 2012

      That makes no Sence what you sayin, Where Mr. dominica and Crime mixin’?? Mr dominica is a 1 night event,progressive in that i agree with the magistrate..what 7 grown men going an do mordeling on a stage???? i would ban that b4 it start!

      • simply blessed
        February 2, 2012

        upscale – i understand what the person is saying. we need to involve men or young guys in positive activities. just that! the person did not ask u to mix both incident. open your head. ban those women in swimsuit too then because looking at it, it is just as bad and against God’s principles.

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      • February 2, 2012

        for you it a shame for a man to be a model? I would rather see them in boxer than their big jeans they a wearing now on them,keep it up guy represents you self on the world stage and be proud of what you doing

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      • February 2, 2012

        i take it you watch BET RIP THE RUNWAY where men do model clothes from top male designers like d same jay-z and puff daddy combs. or maybe your stupidity comes naturally or you working hard at it. which?

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      • fed up
        February 2, 2012

        Get over yourself. what is your point exactly about the mr dominica show? stop being stupid and grow up

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      • Man in Dominica
        February 2, 2012

        I wish we could ban stupid comments “b4” they are posted.

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    • Justice and Truth
      February 4, 2012

      @ alas

      I have this information which is a revelation, a message, “There will be more women than men in Heaven.” Figure it out and all what men do.

  63. chinatown
    February 2, 2012

    admin why is my comment still stock on moderation for the pass forty five minutes???????are u all trying to research foo dogs first????

  64. D/can to de bone(for
    February 2, 2012

    The police needs to be one step above those criminals. Our police still laid back on crime and seems to me operating in the 1970 n 80s.

    We need to get on top of these high daylight robberies. WE NEED CCTV IN BUSINESS HOUSES IN DOMINICA AND ON CERTAIN PUBIC POST IN ROSEAU

    • Anonymous
      February 2, 2012

      do u know what u talking about u say we need CCJ in businss that we help u and the police no my friend that dont work in dominica law u forget SAT had the crime live

  65. lisad
    February 2, 2012

    Was anyone injured? Hope not. Now to those of you who left Dominica decades ago, you expect it to remain the same in terms of crimes? Always blaming government for these acts. The only thing I believe government should be blamed for is the development that has taken place. These are crimes associated with the more developed countries that you all have run to.So stop painting Dominica as the worst of the bad. Good luck to the police and God bless Dominica..

  66. wiser than
    February 2, 2012

    most proprietors in Dominica only wants to increase thier profit margin. no consideration of reinvestment into thier business for security and incentives for workers. one man standing by a door watching cricket is not security for any place. they more like watchmen who sees nothing. also salaries are way too low for the magnitude of wok expected though a lot of us need to pull up our socks. we adopt all the wrong foreign styles.

  67. true
    February 2, 2012

    Ya, that is what you call progress more robbers in DA, go DA go DA

    • babesophiticated
      February 2, 2012

      True u are on damass go DA more robber u next they will rob may be ur one to

  68. Jane Brown
    February 2, 2012

    We need to put d brakes on those robers. They reach the court and sent home sometimes smiling. Find out why the coledge student who was part of robery is at school and still arogant at the coledge> are we serious.our comments must be constructive. Stop the blame game on the Government, lets look at the home and the families who have not done a good job in caring for thier own.Where are the absent fathers GONE? Are we, who try to condem people role models and assit in doing something great for in our own community and DA? Together we should fight the ills in our Nature Island

  69. wow
    February 2, 2012

    we like it so in dominica,,things are hard and we are highly proud and happy..its not a issue as dominicans are not bothered too much.

    things are wrong and they afraid to be blunt and firm on national issues..so they must take what they get..its just the starting…more will come..

    where is the productive sector in dominica
    why do we close a blind eye on issues on importance in dominica..

    we are not creative in dominica we are underdeveloped which is a major cause, this is looking like a DOOM ISLAND!

  70. February 2, 2012

    There is something call organize crime; sometime in concert with people in control.
    I don’t understand up to now no one have been arrested, from since independance, through christmas and now, every time close to sewo time,
    Why is there no brake so far.
    Hope the top cop can say something soon;

  71. mweh
    February 2, 2012

    haha

  72. FACEUP
    February 2, 2012

    Visited Dominica, from California, noticed a kid from Cali could have held up that western union, so easy !!!

  73. faceup
    February 2, 2012

    I noticed, while visiting DA from Califonia, that western union, was an easy kids target !!!

  74. chinatown
    February 2, 2012

    well business owners will have to pay the chinese to erect FOO DOGS on their premises to protect them from such unfortunate incidents.

  75. ponkie
    February 2, 2012

    what is dominica really coming too.

  76. shatta
    February 2, 2012

    Gangsta 4 life ,ghetto yout must eat 2 eh

    • simply blessed
      February 2, 2012

      shatta, eyes should be on u

    • Man in Dominica
      February 2, 2012

      Children shouldn’t wander into adult conversations like that. “Gangsta 4 life”, what a load of crap. You’ve been buying into that garbage that white record executives get rich off of, making black people look like fools as if thoughtless criminals is the way to be.

  77. February 2, 2012

    i wonder where was the security officer at the moment? hope that he wasn’t involve like the last one that occurred at whitchurch in portsmouth?

  78. Smh
    February 2, 2012

    Judges need to make examples out of them losers. Easy sentences or they walk out of court free and smile. Come on what is up with the Judges? Please make Dominica safe take the scum off the streets. Murderers walk free whilst petty crimes take big jail time. We, Dominicans, are crying! Stiffer penalties please

    • hmmm
      February 2, 2012

      have u ever ponder on who is ,the BIG ppl benefitting when whose things happen (lawyers).who represents them all the time
      smh

    • Chris
      February 2, 2012

      And everyday they have to leave the jail and go clean the streets/gutters and cut the grass on the side of the roads islandwide, then they will think twice about robbing people just so they can live the high maintenance lifestyle.

  79. biggz
    February 2, 2012

    so wah happen lawyers and government alone that allowed to rob then?

    • D/can to de bone(for
      February 2, 2012

      stupid comment.

    • yes
      February 2, 2012

      dem men robbing out of their own free will…i doh tink is lawyer neither government…..bias dominicans

  80. apache
    February 2, 2012

    when they pick them up they have powerful lawyers who just waiting to defend them.and mind you.hold all you tongue.politics have nothing to do with that.don’t compare DA to other countries.everyone have their plight.Bissesar want to bring back capital punishment.jamaica going mad.st.lucia following hard on their heels.the problem is moral decay.

  81. Mate
    February 2, 2012

    Was it actually robbed? Heard they couldn’t open the vault.

  82. T.o
    February 2, 2012

    Thats why the headlines saying breaking news smh d/ca people

  83. SADIST
    February 2, 2012

    C H MKNG THEM WORK TOO HARD FOR THEIR MONEY SO THAT IS THE EASIER OPTION TO GET IT.POW POW POW AND MORE POW POW POW TO COME :lol: :lol: :lol:

  84. February 2, 2012

    soom dominica will become worse than those big country when it come to crime,please politicians put all you difference aside and help Dominica before it to late.DA is all of us so please don’t criminal do what they want to dirty the sweet my of our lovely country

    • Waitukubuli
      February 2, 2012

      I am going to rebuke that right now! Dominica will NOT become “worse than those big country when come to crime”! I have cautioned you guys already to stop spewing curses on the island!

      It is the law that is too linient on these people, so they continue to “play” their game- That’s how the culprits seem to think. One of these days it won’t be so anymore.

  85. Ihatemedard
    February 2, 2012

    When will that lazy Govt lower crime

    • Anonymous
      February 2, 2012

      Why is it the Government that has to lower crimes, yes there should be greater penalties, but what about these lazy bastards, can’t they get a job,weed some damn grass, do something constructive?? Come on.

      • simply blessed
        February 2, 2012

        Anonymous – u have the most positive comment thus far. thumps up!

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      • February 2, 2012

        if it’s not the gov’t responsibility to lower crime then who’s is it????? only good citizens will stay away from criminal activities… you can’t question a criminal about crime since it’s what they are…. we have put people in power and cry foul when they are asked to step up…. in NYC this commissioner would have been asked to step down long time… it’s the job of the police to stop crime or decrease it whether you agree or not… geeeeezzzz

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      • moi facha
        February 2, 2012

        How were these children brought up? Where were their parents? Are these the products of teenage pragnancy? Parents start doing your homework before we loose our beautiful DOMINICA.

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    • apache
      February 2, 2012

      you are a certified fool

    • ?????????????
      February 2, 2012

      When you take up your role to say how they can lower the crime rate as their advisor ( parler, parler , parler advisor – No action advisor that you are – Also very negative)

  86. Gr8
    February 2, 2012

    Dno give a report of the location the owners the police the time of day and the expected flow ofmpatrons andntraffic in the area. Give a report on the breaking news not a sentence although the report is still sketchy.

    • Mate
      February 2, 2012

      Practically everybody in Dominica know where Western Union is and who it is own by! Uhm…come on!!

  87. jazz53
    February 2, 2012

    The place that was rob is not in hiding.Therefor you should have photos of that.!

  88. February 2, 2012

    the robbery maybe

  89. MORE TO COME
    February 2, 2012

    The Security Guards in Dominica needs police training and rubber bullets in their guns. They need to have a thief mentality to spot suspicious looking persons. And they need to be paid a decent salary to take on the responsibility of protecting peoples lives wherever they work and themselves too. Things are get aggressive and the mentality of the Security Guard Employers should also roll with the times. Give your employees a reason to want to come to work and not just “well I getting paid so is their problem kind of attitude”. Staff morale is quite low in all sectors of the work in Dominica.

    • Osbert.
      February 2, 2012

      There’s a big Difference between Security Guards and Security Officers, Like Port/Airport Security Officers..Do some Research!

      • SANCTUS
        February 3, 2012

        thats right osbert you r very correct…

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    • What TO DO?
      February 2, 2012

      Arm them so their ignorant can further abuse the power of wielding a deadly weapon and use it on you? Do you have any idea of the implications of arming security guards or even beat cops? That would be crazy, and reckless of us to do such. We already have a history of police and lately (security ) officers abusing these powers, and more so, we have information that the same persons who sign up to become “enforcers of the law” are the same ones who break it. Imaging further arming them with deadly weapons that they can use, and will be protected by their own. Many more will die. I recommend CCTV strategically placed everywhere in Roseau will full coverage of the entire area, and private businesses should use them inside and outside as well. That way we can can track which way they went and eventually they must have got into a vechile or a house. Dominica especially, Roseau is small enough to finance full CCTV monitoring, and there is no need for great staff, just a full bank of hard drives to store the information until needed. Would be good for monitoring reckless driving under the Canefield cliffs too. These darn drivers endangering MY life. I so hate it! Next level…. kidnapping… its only a matter of time!!!! They will start with the wealthy/prominent businessmen and women and their children,and so on. I am scared that we become another Trinidad.

  90. sweet
    February 2, 2012

    where are the police. what is this country coming to. My God at that time in the morning

    • UNKNOWN
      February 2, 2012

      SO THE POLICE HAVE TO BE EVERYWHERE .. U EXPECT THEM TO BE AT EVERY BUSINESS PLACE

      • Mate
        February 2, 2012

        Well, that’s what they have a task force for! To be there when such things happen! Not to go there after it happen. The police suck!

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  91. pa la
    February 2, 2012

    make examples of these fellas nah man

  92. Anonymous
    February 2, 2012

    make examples of these fellas nah man

  93. pa la
    February 2, 2012

    the problem is no body making an example of them fellas, carnival coming so they want a money and the workers must stop giving out the company’s info. stop it , and most times its inside connections doing that, so dem miserable fellas just have to traumatize people lives den. no man wen u hold dem no bail stop giving dem fellas bail man.

  94. DMX
    February 2, 2012

    all part of the next level!

    • Milly
      February 2, 2012

      I agree, it has been said that with development comes a rise in crime. it was about time these things start happening in D/ca. Gov dont understand what the people is going through, when a man cannot feed his children because of rising prices and one man gets a salary of $16 000.00 and others struggeling. so what do we expect…much worse i would guess. :cry:

      • oh please
        February 2, 2012

        what do expect when some of us just plain lazy and want to live above our means. stop blame government! time to blame the people!! they doh want to go school but want the latest and most expensive things that we hard working people only dream about having. stop playing politics and look at reality. things are way worst in countries where they actually pay the unemployed. allu acting like dominica alone that have issues. oh gosh man stop the hypocrisy.

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      • Man in Dominica
        February 2, 2012

        Masked bandits who rough up female employees who they already have at gunpoint are not likely to be just trying to feed their children. I could forgive someone robbing to feed their family, but I doubt that’s the case here. That kind of “man” (I use the term loosely) just seems to enjoy cruelty and power over others, and is the lowest of the low.

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  95. Anonymous
    February 2, 2012

    DNO instead of just report that the place was robbed, you could have at least taken some pictures of the scene to make up for the lack of additional information.

    ADMIN: Geez, the incident just occurred. How you expect us to go down there and get photos already? SMH

    • Deon
      February 2, 2012

      idiot

    • February 2, 2012

      u stupid or something, those pple jus get message so they jus post it online

    • simply blessed
      February 2, 2012

      so u dont know what western union building looking like. what pictures u asking for, eh? what u expect them to show u

    • aye
      February 2, 2012

      you ask for a picture look one…..does it make a difference to you.

    • itassi4us
      February 2, 2012

      Anonymous, u stupid cat! Take pics of what exactly. what u think. the robbers left their faces on the floor?
      DNO, thank u for keeping Dominica and the world briefed with the happenings of our land , whether fortuante or unfortunate.

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