Mayor of Roseau clears air on alcohol stealing allegations

Joseph

“I didn’t steal any wine from the President’s party, I didn’t steal any beer from the president’s party, if anybody has that notion I think that’s a very dim notion,” Mayor of the City of Roseau Cecil Joseph has been telling Dominica News Online.

It has been making the rounds and the allegation even found itself in one of the 2012 calypsoes, that Mayor Joseph “stole” some alcoholic beverages from the President’s Independence Anniversary party last November.

Asked about that matter on Wednesday by Dominica news Online, Mayor Joseph wasn’t keen to respond to what he considers politically-motivated mischief making, and an attempt to sully his name.

But he agreed with DNO that it was necessary to clear the air on that matter.

It appears to be popularly accepted that the allegation of theft of drinks has some merit.

However the mayor says that couldn’t be further from the truth.

“You know Dominicans – how could you go to an activity and steal the drinks,” Joseph said in dismissing the claim.

He told DNO that the bartender who served him, can testify that he Joseph didn’t grab any drinks without permission, but that he requested a number of drinks that were handed over to him.

Joseph,  who told DNO he does not drink alcohol, said he request the drinks – one bottle of wine and three beers – and then  “handed those same items to people who were at the function that saw about us, and I have no qualms about that”.

“The barman knows for a fact that I requested, and he knows that he took his hand and gave me the drinks,” the mayor reiterated.

“It’s really a shame to know as a people that we will try to bring down the names of people because of quote-unquote political motive,” the mayor concluded.

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50 Comments

  1. FACEUP
    January 20, 2012

    Wow, i lived for years in many of the biggest cities in the world, went back to D.A for six months, i learnt one good lesson, dont go to Dominica if you dont want people to mind your Buisness and the more talk about you, but all in all its my country, and its beautiful !!!!

  2. starr
    January 19, 2012

    You Dominicans are too damn petty and stupid! get off the man’s back! you were not present so you have no idea what happened. you all are to damn follow-fashioners and politically motivated. Next time you are surfing the net, find something more constructive and useful to do with youir time instead sitting and write such nonesense about the Mayor! shuks!

  3. Nkrumah Kwame
    January 19, 2012

    Your worship the bartender on a show held by matt peltier on Q95 said he gave you a box and you took the drinks by passing behind him and grabbing the alcoholic beverages. Is he being untruthful? I was not there but given the context I will definitely take his word over yours. You do not drink so where were you going with them?

    For an individual of your stature you should have known how to conduct yourself in such situations; have what my 92 year old mom refers to as “brought-upsy”. This should be a wake up call for you as well as others who are in positions of influence. Finally, please remember these lines of a song by Bob Marley:”the truth is an offence but not a sin”

    And let this issue rest!!HOTEP

    • ........
      January 19, 2012

      @nkrumah. stop the accusation. if u were not there then shut the hell up. ou pa tay la sakway gas!

    • FACEUP
      January 20, 2012

      KWAME stop being a typical Dominican, MIND YOUR BUISNESSSS !!!!

  4. splendour
    January 19, 2012

    “It’s really a shame to know as a people that we will try to bring down the names of people because of quote-unquote political motive,” the mayor concluded. Oh really cecil?
    Well cecil now the shoe is on the other foot then you know how it feels. You have maligned and vilified other people for political motives just to get them out of your way, you carry so many people’s name to skerrit, including your co workers at DBS well the crux of the matter is “What goes around comes around!!!!!!”

  5. Shameless
    January 19, 2012

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Oh laaaaaawd me belly horting :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: . All steal is steal anyway so let the calypso rein.

  6. Anonymous
    January 19, 2012

    i find that fishy. you demanded the drinks and they were handed to you? you dont drink? then the question that i ask myself and i am sure dominicans want to know: dont the people who were with you have tounges in their mouths? couldnt they demand their own drinks? i thought that at a party u drink glasses of wine, then why did you demand a bottle of wine? THIS IS TAX PAYERS MONEY THAT PAID FOR THE PARTY. you could use your discression. some things just not adding up.

  7. Ple Bella
    January 18, 2012

    Cecil let the calypsos run, we donot need an explanation from you. Why you had to ask for drinks for people can’t they ask for it themselves. The bartender said on Matt show that you took the drinks yourself, the only thing he gave to you was a box. You mean embarassing yourself to ask for drinks for guys..ha..ha..ha, come better Cecil. Hello Christmas was around the corner maybe the mayor was starting to collect his drinks.

  8. z....
    January 18, 2012

    OMG…Is this the conversation level in DA? I’m refering to a mayor addressing whether he stole rum or not publicly? …uuggghhhhh

  9. lala land
    January 18, 2012

    lol. dat president self. Grand Bay he from. wat u expect no behaviour. on top of dat he’s a laborite.

    • ANGEL
      January 22, 2012

      watch your mouth,thats not a good thing to say. Check yourself first

  10. talk d thingz
    January 18, 2012

    all i no every story have 3 sides ;1.your side …..2..my side and final of all 3..D TRUTH :lol: :lol: :lol:

  11. ruppa pum pum
    January 18, 2012

    hahahahaha…..wine cecile wine!! lmao is dam true self lol there’s no smoke without fire nuh??? lmao so wine cecil wine!!!

  12. ineedfree
    January 18, 2012

    they love attention and naturally have to distract.

    plenty little zombies in this land

    • ,,,,,,,,,,
      January 18, 2012

      You are the father/mother of all the little zombies in the land.NO WONDER.

    • SANCTUS
      January 19, 2012

      :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol: zombies huh? lol

  13. DPM
    January 18, 2012

    Great lesson here. You guys see all that trouble a little bit of alki can get you into.

  14. V.C
    January 18, 2012

    “Alashamba lashunda shinda la shinda” in case you don’t know what happen there I just destroy a whole bunch of them :-D

    • Marcel
      January 18, 2012

      “Dey messing wid dee wrooonnng Woman!! shalamakabobo!! halemabobo!!

      • ?????
        January 18, 2012

        bOY ALL YOU dOMINICANS PAR FEB NOH! But is this lady normal?

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      • Malatete
        January 18, 2012

        Be careful Marcel! A bobo is a painful thing you know. And a woman with a bobo is worse than a bat out of hell. Stay home Marcel and keep your door shut lest you get infected by the “mumbo jumbo”!

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      • LMAO
        January 19, 2012

        lmao….ou ka tchwey mwen la!!!!

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  15. Invix Me
    January 18, 2012

    But Cecil it’s time you let that die. Everytime you speak you putting yourself in more hot water.

    1.Politically motivated by whom? you are labourite, the President and your party leader is ban bobo, is you is him. He chastised you on protocol where is the political motiviation? do tell

    2.Who send you and give Carlise that interview, you over-rapped boss , take it like a man

    3. The bar tender swear on Matt with others backing him up is a box alone he gave you so stop it

    4. If you did nothing wrong why you paid the secretary? you should have stood your grounds

    5. Enough with you and your not drinking, you should have left the man drinks right there. You gave it away, but is your name that in tie.

    Dominicans need to stop that doggie bag behaviour. Let the calypso run, it’s social commentary that is what calypso is about, if it was on somebody else you wouldn’t complain.

    • Eagle Eys
      January 19, 2012

      For true we. I have seen some of my people in action and you would swear they never see food or drink before. Some of them so damn greedy.

    • Nice one
      January 19, 2012

      Wish I could double like your comment…esp like the “doggie bag” reference.

  16. Grand Bay Girl
    January 18, 2012

    is this news worthy? Pityful! So many things
    to be done for this country and that’s
    what we talking about. What about cleaning
    the ‘water gut’ in Roseau. If this is news worthy well i tell u we will just remain
    stagnant while other countries make strides
    and live us behind. This is 2012. Let’s
    move our country foward.

  17. timbok 2
    January 18, 2012

    wine cecille wine rofl :lol: :-D :) :mrgreen:

  18. CIA on the watch
    January 18, 2012

    Mr Mayor, There are so many issues facing the city council, yet you can find time to address an issue thats dead, guess the calyosoes made the issue raised its ugly head, pl find some time to have the city cleaned up, you need to speak to senior counsel to advise him on bringing down peoples name.

    • kakarat
      January 19, 2012

      Imagine what the comments would be if, when asked for a comment the Mayor did not respond.

      • retired civil servan
        January 20, 2012

        so what about the secretary and de president was that statement rite

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  19. Doc. Love
    January 18, 2012

    YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE LABOR PARTY,THE LABOR PARTY GOVERNMENT WAS THE ONE THAT SPONSORED THE PARTY OR WAS INVOLVED WITH THE PARTY,THEREFORE,WHO ARE THE ONES WHO ARE TRYING TO DRAG YOUR NAME DOWN POLITICALLY. THEM FELLARS DIDN’T NOT INVITE STRONG SUPPORTERS OF THE UWP OR FREEDOM PARTY.I BELIEVE BEFORE YOU MAKE YOUR POLITICAL COMMENTS,LOOK CLOSER HOME.I AM FURTHER CONFUSED,IF YOU DONT DRINK GROG,WHY WERE YOU REQUESTING BOTTLES OF GROG WHEN EVERYBODY ELSE WAS GIVEN THE DRINKS IN GLASSES.DNO SHOULD ALSO INTERVIEW THE BARTENDER,BECAUSE HE SAID THAT CECIL WENT INSIDE OF THE BAR AND ARRESTED THE GROG.

  20. jade
    January 18, 2012

    This is so incredibly petty. Mr. Joseph should ignore this pettiness. So what!!people. There are so many important things which need more attention. Some people should get a life.

  21. KUKULI BEER
    January 18, 2012

    THAT WAS SINCE DURING INDEPENDENCE, NOW YOUR WORSHIP “DE’ SOULE’ “? LOL

  22. Dominican to the Bon
    January 18, 2012

    That is news? keep in mind dominicans are not the only ones reading this

  23. Justice
    January 18, 2012

    Every story have two sides…..even sometimes three. But only ONE is the truth!

  24. Malatete
    January 18, 2012

    Dear Worship, you have every right to take those who try to sully your name to court for slander. That is what I would do if unnjustly accused of theft, and most certainly in your position. What is stopping you?

    • lol
      January 19, 2012

      He presented evidence against himself when he paid the drinks and was receipted. Would he now go to court and embarass himself for the sake of a few drinks. And geez, I’m sure these did not come up to 500USD to be getting all this attention. Your worship having himself in the news for say 100$ worth of alci. I mean, things in D/ca are not that!

  25. mouth of the south
    January 18, 2012

    how can it be politically motivated when he and the president (supposedly good buddies with the present gov’t) were the ones in the verbal battle…. prez wants him to apologise and he refuses… where political motivation coming in nuh…

    • politbureau
      January 18, 2012

      how do you know which of them is telling the truth?

  26. 1979's HOPE renewed
    January 18, 2012

    wait wait wait!!!!! so the interview between matt and the bartender was a HOAX??? The Barman clear his self and say he did not give you any drinks wi sir!!! he say is a box he give you and that you were the one who came behind the bar and take your drinks…..hmmmmm well boy and after that you saying “YOU KNOW DOMINICANS????” weh weh weh….. hmmmmm lord for a country where most are so tightly knitted to their religious denominations the truth is an endangered species!!

    • DANZIGER
      January 18, 2012

      WE MUST LEARN TO MIND OUR BUSINESS AND STOP ROLLING OUR MOUTH ON BEFF. THATS WHY OUR CHILDREN WILL DOUBLE US WITH DOUBLE TROUBLE AND WE WILL CRY BUT IT WILL BE TO LATE.

      • 1979's HOPE renewed
        January 20, 2012

        If I have offended you in any way….I apologize.. however I think it is my RIGHT to express my opinion just as you are doing “right now” the old law of an eye for an eye leaves everyone blind……so let me be the first to apologize if I have said anything to offend you…and hope that you realize only forgiveness can heal…

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      • 1979's HOPE renewed
        January 20, 2012

        yes we should mind our business also, but how can a village raise a child, and “MIND OUR OWN BUSINESS” at the same time…..what is your understanding of “I am my brothers keeper??” remember that was kane’s response when god came asking him for abel….. “am i my brothers keeper god???”

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  27. eyes red
    January 18, 2012

    wappppp take it like a man.
    Dominica is politically constipated, so what you expect?

    • 767
      January 18, 2012

      LOL, Dominica is truly politically constipated… they need some anti-labour colon cleanse, some “truth to power” stool softener, and a 40 day Q-95 FM detox… no prayer needed cause all them churches supporting the nonsense going on in this country.

  28. apache
    January 18, 2012

    shame shame shame on newsmongers.please for the love of dominica stop dragging people down the drain.all you hitting on skerrit,eddison, ron ,linton, q95 kairi,carette.use this energy for more important things.bonne journee

  29. hmm
    January 18, 2012

    How can it be politically motivated when he was the one who opened his big mouth and give Carlilse Jno Baptiste of all people a full-length interview. Nobody forced you to blajeh and give Carlisle the whole run-through.

    That story might have died a very quick death hidden in the pages of the dim Sun Newspaper if not for your expansive explanation on the record.

    So, Cecil you walked right into that one all by yourself. Doh blame politics for that one. So you didn’t remember calypso season was coming up den?

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