Former grotto resident left stranded and hungry

Thaddeus Jno Charles

A former resident of the Grotto Home for the homeless has been left stranded and without food for three days while the acting supervisor of the institution says her hands are “tied”.

Thaddeus Jno Charles, a 57 year old man who is incapacitated, says “I am hungry and needs a place to sleep and food to eat and the people at the Grotto say they cannot help me.”

However Grotto Home’s Acting Supervisor claims that Jno Charles who left the home on October 8, 2012 “left on his own and to now assist him it must be a board’s decision.I don’t own the place and it is guided by laws, rules and regulations and he is a smoker, it’s a small place he left on his own and to have him back has to be a decision of the board, I cannot take on my own and feed him and have him back,” she told DNO.

When DNO visited Jno Charles he was lying on some pieces of wood in the rain outside in the yard. “I am hungry, I need a place to sleep and food to eat…..I walked from Salisbury to Roseau and I have been there begging but they say they have no place for me,” he said.

This prompted the DNO reporter to get him some much needed food.

one person with knowledge of the institution told DNO that since the Grotto is a home for the homeless, he ought to have been fed. “It is hurtful to see that they basically refused to feed the man….you don’t need a board decision to feed someone who is homeless and hungry,”

Another source suggested that there may be more to the story than meets the eye as the Grotto operates a soup kitchen on a regular basis and Jno. Charles could at least have been fed from that facility.

DNO will continue to follow the story and bring you more information on what happens to Jno. Charles.

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121 Comments

  1. January 20, 2015

    I am not a resident of Dominica so this case is not my business. Worse things have happened in my own nation.

    My comment here contains general principles that would apply to a similar case any place in the world where DNO is read.

    WHAT WOUILD JESUS DO :?: Anything less is not worthy of His name nor the support of God’s people.

    A secular agency – government or non-government – will have its rules and regulation to follow. Some people obviously will not qualify for help. However, if an organization professes to be a Christian ministry
    under he banner of the cross that represents unconditional love people have a right to expect more from it.

    General Booth, founder of the Salvation Army on his death bed said to his next in command. “Go for souls and go for the worst.” “Why the worst?” he was asked. “Because they suffer the most” replied the General.

    Purely secular “charitable” organizations may have to stick to their rules.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill…

  2. January 10, 2013

    now is the time to prove ourself could be a test for us somebody take him in and feed him,we got so many christians in dominica how many take him in,none!!! stope talk do the walk as for u lady ask the good lord to forgive u for refuseing to feed the man god bless u.ps shame on u. :( :cry: :oops:

  3. :-(
    January 10, 2013

    Alas alas alas… even if the man left it’s a place for homeless people and the doors should be always opened for HOMELESS PEOPLE

  4. C'est Moi
    January 9, 2013

    This guy once worked at DOWASCO, formerly Central Water Authority, as a Draftsman, while I was an employee there. This is a perfect example of how drugs can ruin someone’s life. Nonetheless, he should not be left hungry.

  5. Anonymous
    January 9, 2013

    This man should go back to Salisbury. Jno.Charles is a very big family and they take care of their own. Besides salisbury is a village where people feed their own. He may just be a character with an alterior motive

  6. my piece
    January 9, 2013

    This is a dumb excuse, what does it take from the home to give him a plate of food. And how long does it take to call the board members and inform them that he the man has returned and he is out there seeking help, especially food, I have through my organisation donated so much food to this organisation, its a shame to here such rediculous statements coming from a person in charge of less fortunate people. You do not have a heart man. So many people empthasized with you when you had your challenges and things are so okay now that you cannot stretch out your hands to a hungry person. People like all you will cause God to turn his back on Dominica. Shame on you mam. I lost the respect and admiration that I had for you. I am a woman just like you and I would never do that to a hungry person. Shame Shame!!!!SHAME……SHAME.

  7. redder
    January 9, 2013

    And he making matters worse with that cap

  8. missy
    January 9, 2013

    We are NOT blamming and bashing. And YES we are aware of brothers, sisters, families etc, and that he did not just fall from the sky. The POINT is, he is HUNGRY. Regardless to knowing the rules and leaving the home, he SHOULD be fed! Too much food in Dominica for anyone to go hungry.

  9. toma
    January 9, 2013

    so much talk but am not hearing anyone saying let me take him in, but on sunday they gone to church playing CHRISTIAN.
    if YOU ARE SOP CONCERNED WHY NOT TAKE THIS MAN HOME WASH HIM FEED HIM A GIVE HIM YOUR BED TO SLEEP IN

  10. May.
    January 9, 2013

    This is sad it s that hard to give a hungry person a plate of food, I wonder if she would feed a hungry person from her pocket. This is what you call heart. She should use her judgement and help this man I’am sure the board will not penalize for helping the helpless.

  11. hmmm
    January 9, 2013

    DNO… i hope you gave the man some food on that day.

    Furthermore, if any Dominican on the island sees this man – give him some food at least. That way, we know he’ll be satisfied even if for a few hours!!!
    he won’t freeze, he’ll be warm…and fed!

    • @Hmmm
      January 9, 2013

      amazing! People who don’t read carefully sound soo ridiculous when they expose it with these stupid comments.

      Did u skip the line that said the DNO reporter gave the guy some food?

  12. REDZ
    January 9, 2013

    SO MUCH FOOD IT HAVE GROWING DOMINICA

  13. Jackie Brown
    January 9, 2013

    The man left the home on his own accord. If he was told of the home policy and did not take it in that’s his problem. It is not just Dominica who has homeless people who are hungry it is all over.

  14. Dominica_Lover
    January 9, 2013

    Sa sé trist!!!! Mwen hope DNO fè kéchoi pou aidé nonm la mean tan-an .

  15. January 9, 2013

    people stop bashing everything, if you have ways and means to do something please do so and stop blaming every thing. that man did not come from the sky but he have families, where are the children,brothers, sisters, etc and the list go on, they should have been same of themselves to see one of the families in that condition and do nothing. stop blaming government and other people for our problems. wake up.

  16. .........
    January 9, 2013

    ?

  17. Texan
    January 9, 2013

    Only in Dominica.

  18. jade
    January 8, 2013

    This is heartless. At least they can feed him. How does she sleep at nights? You see him when you come in and when you are leaving. If her heart does not ache for this man who is destitute then she has no idea what it is to be humane and is in the wrong profession. PERIOD!

    • toma
      January 9, 2013

      why don’t you go and take some food to him?

  19. yessah
    January 8, 2013

    jesus ppl the hat he is wearing has nothing to do with the fact that the man is homeless and hungry, please stop this politics nonsense. HE IS HOMELESS, so thus he could have gotten this from someone or even on the street somewhere. stick to issue at hand that a man who is hungry is being refused food. and especially since institutions out there, namely one special hotel gives the grotto home food and also pays them man money to take care if these individuals, it will nnot kill to give someone some food. we are supposed to be our brothers keeper. whoever this supervisor is, you may not be able to take him back but you should have enough authority to give someone a plate of food. so that excuse of board decision is a poor one, but god looks after his children. stay blessed dominicans

  20. Anonymous
    January 8, 2013

    We have become a nation filled with greed, hate and envy. We give luxury priority over the Almighty. We claim we love Jesus however, our actions are contrary. The greatest commandment is to love thy neighbor as thyself. Many of us compete with our neighbors, therefore, social ills increase, most who are fortunate enough to assist the oppressed are caught up in their own fairy tale world. Realistically, the Savior walked among and served the poor. The Master is watching!

  21. We are all Children
    January 8, 2013

    GOD said Give unto others as you would like others to give unto you.

  22. positive mind
    January 8, 2013

    admin where the hell is my comment? My comment had no profanity or no threats. it was not imflamatory so what is the reason for not posting it?

  23. what more?
    January 8, 2013

    It is understandable that he m,ay have violated the regulations of the Grotto Home and therefore he cannot be allowed to remain. Rules have to eb followed. However, I believe that the Grotto should at least give him 2 meals a day even if it means that he has to leave after he is fed.

  24. jax
    January 8, 2013

    for what reason did this guy leave a place where he knew he would be fed and sheltered.??? I know of a person who was told by one of these guys that he had nothing to eat and she went and bought him a cake, bread, and coffee and he threw it in the gutter in front of her. Then proceeded to scream at her that he wanted the money not food.

  25. Soul Sista
    January 8, 2013

    These people have hearts of steel. They are in the positions just for their own self interest, position and titles. Like many other institutions, they really do not care about people whom they serve, and it goes back to customer service as well. It is shame that an institution which is assisted publicly and by government would treat a homeless man. Regardless if he left on his own, he is homeless, so feed him already. This is disgrace and everyone on that board should be released.

    What have we come to as a Nation that we would see a hungry man in the rain and not shelter nor feed him. I thought we based our existence on being a God fearing Nation, well I have news for you. You will answer before God and he reminds you; when I was hungry you did not feed me, when i was naked you did not clothe me, depart me from me and go into the lake of fire that is prepared for the devil and his angels.

  26. Councelor
    January 8, 2013

    Can someone tell me what all those people with money and businesses doing for Dominica,both socially and economically. The government cannot do everything? However, they can do much better. Can those with money come together, and form a committee that will work in collaboration with restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets and other opulent individuals to establish a soup kitchen which will provide food to the homeless on a daily basis? We are too disorganized, too haughty,and too presumptuous in Dominica. We claim to have so many people with masters and doctoral degrees yet, we are so backward, have no ingenuity, lack progressive thinking abilities and no vision. And this phenomenon runs through the entire population. We are dying for lack of vision. The acting supervisor of the grotto is a typical example of what am speaking about. In the United States, homeless people are encouraged to leave the homes during the day, but they are guaranteed a meal once they are back during the times when food are being served. I personally believe that the private sector is not doing enough to assist in the development of Dominica on a whole. I also believe that the government need to invest much more into those with disabilities and take radical steps to address the problem of homelessness in the country. I also believe that those who are charged with the responsibility of making a difference in the lives of the weak, the poor, and vulnerable must be courageous enough to take their cause to the media in an effort to educate the public about their efforts, their hopes and dreams for those individuals. The government and the acting supervisor of Grotto should be ashamed of themselves for their foolish rules and lack of compassion for the downtrodden.

    • January 8, 2013

      Because the love of money is the root of all evil, many persons who can afford to, are reluctant to donate their money into those charities. For the most part of that donation simply goes into the huge salaries of those who run those placed; what is left over is always not enough to do the job that is rightly needed–which is caring for those who are weak and in critical need.

      Here we have an acting supervisor who cannot take the responsibility of serving a meal to a hungry homeless person–so what is her job as an acting supervisor at that place?

    • Anony
      January 8, 2013

      Great points…but you realize they have invented something called paragraph??

    • Nkrumah Kwame
      January 9, 2013

      Dominica is NOT the USA, what have YOU contributed thus far?

  27. Doc.Love
    January 8, 2013

    Where is Evanda Joseph,does anybody know wether he is in Dominica.I understood when the man left Salisbury he was wearing a blue jersey.

    • Doc.Love
      January 8, 2013

      Please note the colour and logo on the cap he is wearing.

      • PAX
        January 9, 2013

        so what!?

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      • REDZ
        January 9, 2013

        WAH LOGO IS DAT

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      • Anonymous
        January 9, 2013

        what does the logo of his hat have to do with the man not having food n shelter its ppl like you that turn everyting into a political war .stop being STUPID so bcuz he wearing a blue hat live him let him die foolish if u dnt have anything that makes sense to say jus put your lip over your head and swallow it

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    • Waypapa
      January 8, 2013

      @ Doclove
      You conytinue to stick your foot in your mouth even though you are constipated and your belly hard like roick! Trying to be jackass daily! What do Evander council on aging with emphasis on retirees have to do with a homeless menatlly unstable vagrant? Further when did he leave Salisbury? Evander is from St Joseph dummy and a labour party hardknock and personal friend of Skerrit. Damn idiot

  28. D/ca to de Bone( for
    January 8, 2013

    Very sad day in Dominica . How can the man be allowed to do without food. Dominica is a christian country where are our people to deal with this sad situation……

    The health minsiter Mr timothy, should be made of this situation. Why is this man refude to be given foood or taken in the Hoome for the homeless. can the authority makea wheel chair available for him???

    • January 9, 2013

      D’cans dont believe in the almighty any more so how it can be a Christian country any longer It’s a shame what is taking place on the Island and it doesnt have anything to do with the colours the man is wearing is that’s how we decide who should get help in D’ica if that’s the norm God help us all.

  29. January 8, 2013

    Guess who on the board? Productivity consultant

  30. A Voice
    January 8, 2013

    Boy we really degrade as a society wee. So you mean to say until the Board makes a decision you will leave the man to rot out there?

    If the man is a smoker let him leave the premises to smoke, but how can you as a charity leave the man outside unsheltered and hungry?

    Woman, whom ever you are, you are in the wrong business…

    The man is a cripple for Christ’s sake. Yes I Dominica.

    • ;
      January 9, 2013

      if it was ur relative you woulld not treat him so at all you talking about board.

  31. Zicack Girl
    January 8, 2013

    Do unto others as you would like them do unto you. You don’t know what will happen to you tomorrow. We are each other’s keeper.

  32. lisad
    January 8, 2013

    “left on his own and to now assist him it must be a board’s decision.I don’t own the place and it is guided by laws, rules and regulations and he is a smoker, it’s a small place he left on his own and to have him back has to be a decision of the board, I cannot take on my own and feed him and have him back,” Did the acting supervisor actually say that? A board’s decision to feed the man? I can understand the decision to house him, but oh my, if he’s hungry, feed him.

    • an elderly
      January 8, 2013

      That’s a whole load of crap right there.

  33. grell
    January 8, 2013

    shame on these people that run the facility.the man is hungry do government ministers read this.give the man some damn food,and where is his family.

  34. mahaut
    January 8, 2013

    Is that a punishment, because the person in charge stated that “he left on his own, he is a smoker, the place is small”. I did not hear you say that there is no room and there are not enough beds. You are young and strong right now. BETTER DAYS ARE COMING MY GIRL!

  35. Dominican in Canada
    January 8, 2013

    THIS story BREAKS my heart, because am a counsellor working with the homeless,mental health, and addicts, here in Canada. And I must say, that the Government do take care of their own, meaning those who are less fortunate. And I am going to actually use this story to show my clients how fortunate they are. Because they are able to take a shower, have breakfast,snacks throughout the day,laundry,lunch, and at some places dinner and they still complain its digusting, reading about this, guided byy Law??? are you kidding? the baord has to make a decision,. am really sadden by this. Yhe government of Dominica should have a proper facility to accommodate, and assist our citizens that are less fortunate.Have programming to keep them busy and make them feel like they are part of something,anything. It does not take much,to make another human being feel like they are worth something.Invest in making sure that the right people are taking care of business like they should. SAD,SAD,SAD.

  36. UWP
    January 8, 2013

    i hope Eddo and Linton seeing who he representing on his hat so they should be the first one to stand up

    • Ideall
      January 8, 2013

      so its because he has a uwp cap that is why they did not help him? shame shame shame, he is in need of help at least some food should be given to him, guess you have to be a lobourite to get help there..what crap

    • pois
      January 9, 2013

      u speaking pure nonsense
      he doesn’t have a choice of food or shelter and he suppose u have a choice in what cap to where

  37. DominicanAbroad.
    January 8, 2013

    That is “digusting” and “guided by LAW” what Law. I work with homeless and mental health indiviuals on a daily basis in Canada, amd one may be shocked to see how they are treated. Amazingly well. They have a warm breakfast,lunch,showers, landry, and in some places dinner. And the government of DOMINICA can’t find and fund a proper facility to accommodate those in our communities that are less fortunate. On a daily basis we serve at our community kitchen close to 200 homeless, mental health and addicts. So to read this makes me sick. They need to have a place where these less unfortunate people can call home and feel like they are part of something, anything. SAD, real SAD.

  38. shud b magistrate eh
    January 8, 2013

    so DNO what is d name of that supervisor?…don’t she have a name?…sooo much food to feed d man and d amount of rain that has been falling for the past days..where d man sleepin in all that rain and coldness?..awa man..that’s just not right :-x 8-O :( :-x

  39. if i cud i wud
    January 8, 2013

    Its just a sad situation.. Just remember madam supervisor what goes around comes around..

  40. MAY
    January 8, 2013

    What kind of human being would do this to a hungry homeless person. I wonder if it was her family she would treat he or she this way. She should not be working in this place. She should be fired.

  41. my way
    January 8, 2013

    tell him find a sponsor fi him life or clean up his act

  42. Hopefull DA
    January 8, 2013

    Thaddeus Jno Charles, a 57 year old man who was a Former occupant at The Grotto who is incapacitated, says “I am hungry and needs a place to sleep and food to eat and the people at the Grotto say they cannot help me. I must ask why did you leave. It indicated that you smoke,was the rules at The Grotto too strict, that you took it upon your own free will and accord to leave. My point is if you had a place and based on your decision to leave, and walk from Salisbury to Roseau to beg, them relly….is society responsible…However it makes good news,that supervisor is truly a wicked person.

  43. Rastar-Marn
    January 8, 2013

    Allyou can find all kinna sponsor for Queen show and all dem enter-taining events but all you cannot find sponsor to help the needy,,,

    Allyou doh ready yet nuh, Soh much fig dat dere rotting and all kinna food growing all ovah d place allyou mean to tell me allyou cannot fing some Marn dem to sponsor something,,,

  44. african queen
    January 8, 2013

    @mwen he doe need no RED BLUE WHITE YELLOW CAP ON HIS HEAD TO BE FED.

  45. african queen
    January 8, 2013

    i read in your statement!! he smoker!! AND HE LEFT ON HIS OWN WELL HIS BACK is that the reason u don’t want him back and you saying u need the board approval FED THE HOMELESS MAN AND GET HIM A SAFE PLACE TO LAY HIS HEAD

  46. Stuppes
    January 8, 2013

    Let’s hear what Parry Bellot has to say about that one……?

  47. african queen
    January 8, 2013

    no one in dominica should be left hungry for a day so many fruits and food in dominica , you need a board to fed a homeless man !!!!!!!!!!!!shame shame

    • Agatha
      January 8, 2013

      I do some regular feeding from my own pocket, what are you doing?

  48. AGEORGE
    January 8, 2013

    That story is unbelievalable to me, and I suppose all like minded Dominicans reading that article. The Director of the Home (Grotto)should have asked the Journalist to set up an appointment, giving her time to prepare a response. It’s obvious she cannot think on her feet. There may be stipulations by the board for re-admitting that gentleman into the home but there was no excuse for not feeding that poor man. Where is her humanity?

  49. Mr.Bee
    January 8, 2013

    WHY DONT THE PEOPLE MAKING COMMENTS FEED HIM…………….HYPOCRITES

    • Really
      January 8, 2013

      The man in the yard of the Grotto home, for the past 3 days the supervisor seeing him(well if she works a the Grotto Home), did anyone commenting knew he was lying in Grotto Yard before this article. Mr. Bee is nonsense you talking. SMDH

    • Hopefull DA
      January 8, 2013

      Mr Bee….dat includes your HYPOCRITE A#@ also correct……If i lived in Dominica i would track this man down…Bring him a hand of fig, dasheen, toloman, lamowee, apee aqouti, manicou

      • Agatha
        January 8, 2013

        @Hopefull DA…. And he would ask you to cook them for him because his foot is broken. He cooks with his feet you see. He left all the way from Salisbury to come to Roseau to beg.

        I ask myself What is the role of his relatives in Salisbury? Does his incapacitation prevent him from cooking a little food in Salisbury? Does he have a place to lay is head in Salisbury, or is the life sweeter begging on the streets of Roseau??

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    • January 8, 2013

      i like that one. most of us just sit back and point fingers. i wonder how many of us contributing here even give to the grotto home or beggars on the street for that matter. pointing fingers is easy. i too am giulty of tha to some extent.
      yeah good to sit down in our nice air con cars and point fingers. i wonder if he had knocked on one of you guys doors for food you would tell him “go to the grotto home!”

    • Dominican in NYC
      January 8, 2013

      You are a total “Idiot” and am sure illiterate given your comment.

    • Copeh Sarvar
      January 8, 2013

      Suppose You are commenting on yourself. Thanks for telling us what you are!

    • Anonymous
      January 9, 2013

      u just mae urself one who can feed him because u commented. foolish

  50. missy
    January 8, 2013

    I get goose bumps reading this story. So much food in Dominica going to waste. So he is a smoker, BUT, you can feed him. Would she like to see a member of her family go hungry? VERY SAD

  51. NONSENSE!
    January 8, 2013

    “whatsoever you do, to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me” Its rather impossible for you to be a human being and see somebody hungry and in that state, and you’re in a position to help and you refuse to help and blame it on some “board decision”….how have you been sleeping at nights?? I wonder

  52. qstorm78
    January 8, 2013

    Where’s our humanity?

  53. Mwen
    January 8, 2013

    Garcon if you want help, Remove that cap from your head. Just get a red cap and you will be fed in abundance.

    • Hopefull DA
      January 8, 2013

      You is a true idiot

      • Mwen
        January 8, 2013

        You are…

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    • NONSENSE!
      January 8, 2013

      would you just SHUT UP!!!

      • January 8, 2013

        who you telling shut up you that have to shut up

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    • Iz dat U hear wi
      January 9, 2013

      you to stupid best u jus shut up

  54. Anonymous
    January 8, 2013

    this lady should be fired..

    • Hopefull DA
      January 8, 2013

      I agree…but it does not suprise me at all…It is a display of stupidity at the highest level…No flipping passion….

  55. January 8, 2013

    I am in shock! is this the Dominica i was born and grew up in. Does the Supervisor wait for all decisions to be made by the Board? She should be replaced immediately! If the Board have this as part of their policy and or guidelines; :twisted: Shame! shame! Shame!

  56. pap
    January 8, 2013

    So we come in Dominica. they now waiting on a board decision to feed someone. I wonder how long she will last without food?

  57. Tri-State Beauty
    January 8, 2013

    Absolute garbage coming from the supervisor. He has one leg and if you had any clue about dealing with people in these situations you would not need a board to tell you feed him and take him back. What this man needs is a meal, place to sleep and psychiatric evaluation. What is wrong with these who only want position for props in Dominica? I volunteer with a homeless people shelter and this pales in comparison to what they can do. You give them clothes and immediately they sell it or throw it away, they leave the homes, rather be on the street but never will they be turned away hungry on the streets. This sickens me to the core.

  58. Met Yo
    January 8, 2013

    Disturbing to say the least……..If you cannot at least feed him then where are my annual countributions as a Corporate Citize really going? The Board Certainly needs to provide an immediate explanation. The Grotto Home was set up to help the less fortunate and if this man does not fit the criteria………hmmmmm SMH Taking note…….

  59. January 8, 2013

    Ms Supervisor, that’s exactly what you do. Take him back and feed him. YOU are RIDICULOUS. Because he “left on his own to assist him must be a board’s decision?” It’s true that you don’t own the place, but YOU SUPERVISE the place. So what if it is guided by laws, rules, and regulations, so what if he is a smoker, so what it’s a small place and he left on his own? Why to have him back has to be a board’s decision? He’s homeless, hungry, and on crutches. Yes, you can feed him, yes you can have him sleep, and yes, YOU can CONVINCE the board to not allow our people to be HUNGRY and not have a place to SLEEP. You are a supervisor, SUPERVISE.

  60. January 8, 2013

    This is so sad. Working with the Homeless here in New York we are told not to ever turn someone who is homelss away from the facility when they come to seek assistance. The first rule is to ask the person whether they are hungry, whether they had something to eat for the day. If not we have to find them something to eat and all others like a place to stay for the night or temparary shelter will be addressed. In Dominica they cannot be transferred to other shelters. The person should not say her hands are tied and it is the board’s decision to give him a piece of food and some shelter. What a shame. People are free to move around as they please so she should not say that he left on his won. In the shelter client’s leave without saying they are leaving and then they return later. We have to take them back and start the process all over again.

  61. hmmm
    January 8, 2013

    People like that who cannot be humane enough to feed 1 poor and destitute man, should not be in charge of more poor and destitue men.

    Imagine – a board decision to give a man some food.

    That’s wht Dominica has come too and yet, you guys are surprised by the level of hatred and crime in this tiny island when a plate of food is too much to give a man

  62. Scholar
    January 8, 2013

    So Grotto cannot give him a room because maybe of space but they can give him meals, Hands tie please to just feed him, a glass of sweeten sugar would help the man. Heartless people

  63. Die Hard
    January 8, 2013

    Nonesense u talking my lady. Even if u cannot take him back on your own at least u cannot give the man some food to eat. The man begging u for some food and u saying no. Awa we

  64. DA
    January 8, 2013

    Total nonsense about BOARD DICISIONS!!!!man is HUNGREY-feed him…he needs SHELTER!!!SHELTER him!!

  65. Suki
    January 8, 2013

    A bread and a juice cost less that $6.00 -_-

  66. stupes
    January 8, 2013

    He was there at first uno dominica news online people and left to come back to salisbury for no reason so thats why they failed to take him back he should have just staying in the first place

  67. CONCERNED
    January 8, 2013

    I cannot believe that they will let a human being go hungry, Dominica supposed to be a warm, caring nation, now, it has become like Baghdad, Beirut, with more guns and killing, and stealing becomes part of the norm.

    What is food, to give a hungry person, if it was a white foreigner, they would have treated him better.

  68. jay
    January 8, 2013

    I SAY, if you think feeding him with the organization’s food will cause you your job, then feed him personally and ask for an emergency board meeting

  69. angry
    January 8, 2013

    in this little country of ours this is unacceptable it is very simple, if you cannot give him shelter i am 100% sure you can provide him food, ms supervisor I Am sure if it WERE YOUR BROTHER OR SISTER YOUR GIVE THEM FOOD, IF YOU HAVE NO ROOM FOR HIM ALLOW HIM TO SLEEP ON THE PORCH, # SOME PEOPLE HAVE NO HEART

  70. Justice
    January 8, 2013

    So you mean when alu making food for the others in the home, the board going to fire you if you give him a lil plate? even if is d lil rice that left with no meat? ur conscience not beating you? Nah man! thats shameful!

  71. Kwaibe
    January 8, 2013

    That supervisor is heartless, policies were not made in stone. Why couldn’t she feed him? Is there more that what is being reported? I suggest that the Board of Directors investigate what is going on. That man needs at least his three meals everyday because being hungry is nothing easier to handle. My heart goes out to this man and i pray that that supervisor will find it in his/her heart to change. Remember in Matthew 25 it reads “37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

    40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

  72. January 8, 2013

    dno is there away i can get intouch with this man so i can send him a $100 us .this story hurt me to the bone.and i putting this out to all who can afford let make a donation as small as it is.

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  73. tutunee
    January 8, 2013

    feed the man mange ce kaka;; chupess;; he doh have no family:then;: if he had fat bank account and land;; they would fight to check him,, toneh man

  74. mango temptation
    January 8, 2013

    That is pure nonsense. To feed a man, it must go to the board. Even if the board decides to take him back, when he comes to the grotto home, it does not hurt the supervisor to give him a plate of food. No wonder they say the grotto Home is under corrupt management. It is hurtful to see how a human being is being treated. I wonder who is cashing his social security checks, if he is getting any. Supervisor of the grotto home, u can do better than that.

  75. January 8, 2013

    TOTAL NONSENCE, find a way, help this man, RIDICULOUS !!

  76. Anonymous
    January 8, 2013

    You mean Yes We Care doh seeing that man.

    • Malgraysa
      January 8, 2013

      ….maybe he is not registered to vote?

    • truth
      January 8, 2013

      cannot understand that!well said!

    • stupes
      January 9, 2013

      If he doh have a house, where the hell the person going and take care of him? If you don’t understand the Yes We Care program get informed before making such a comment

  77. Time will tell!!
    January 8, 2013

    A big shame, just to feed the man, she have to wait on a board decision? Nobody knows what their future will be. Time alone will tell!!

    • January 8, 2013

      The director need’s to be fired on the spot !!

      • January 20, 2015

        You are not alone in thinking the director should be fired. There is a less radical solution. She should be made to understand that policy is secondary to relieving a genuine human need and be able to offer temporary help until a longer lasting solution is decided on.

        Am I seeing the picture correctly? The man has lost a leg?

        He is hungry, wet, cold, and has no place to call home.

        Is he being refused help because:

        (1) He is wearing a cap from a particular political party which is likely the only cap he has?

        (2) He smokes? It is probably his only comfort. Do you know how many times he has tried to quit?

        (3) He was staying in the Grotto Home and he left? Those who run Grotto should know the psychology of their work. The people who stay in such shelters are often troubled people. It is not uncommon for them to leave at some point and want to return.

        You have to be able to look past people’s faults and see their needs.

        Rev. Donald Hill. International…

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      • January 20, 2015

        You are not alone in thinking the director should be fired. :cry: There is a less radical solution. She should be made to understand that policy is secondary to relieving a genuine human need and be able to offer temporary help until a longer lasting solution is decided on.

        Am I seeing the picture correctly? The man has lost a leg?

        He is hungry, wet, cold, and has no place to call home.

        Is he being refused help because:

        (1) He is wearing a cap from a particular political party which is likely the only cap he has?

        (2) He smokes? It is probably his only comfort. Do you know how many times he has tried to quit?

        (3) He was staying in the Grotto Home and he left? Those who run Grotto should know the psychology of their work. The people who stay in such shelters are often troubled people. It is not uncommon for them to leave at some point :cry: and want to return.

        You have to be able to look past people’s faults and see their needs.

        Rev. Donald…

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    • queen bee
      January 8, 2013

      You could not have said it better. Short and to the point. Powerful words.
      You just never know where you will end up, you never know.
      Amen

  78. Anonymous
    January 8, 2013

    if you don’t want to board him fine but feed the man

  79. hmmm
    January 8, 2013

    you dont need a board’s decison to feed someone.. stupes

  80. T mama
    January 8, 2013

    NONSENSE Ms Supervisor!!!!!!!! food is to nourish the body, what is a plate of food to give the man, this cannot be tolerated,,ANN would have fed him…..ohhhhh you all are a disapointment, CHARITY that is the Grotto Home…feed the man….

  81. rescue911
    January 8, 2013

    thats sad.at least feed him.

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