Partially decomposed body of Dominican found in vehicle in St Vincent

Gregory Linton

The partially decomposed body of a Dominican was found in a vehicle in St Vincent on Monday morning, media reports for that island have indicated.

According to the St Vincent Times, the Dominican has been identified as Gregory Linton, a Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) representative on the island.

The news organization reported on Monday that Linton’s body was discovered around 2:00 a.m. in the vehicle which was parked near the Kingston Preparatory School.

According to sources, based on the appearance of the body, Linton could have been in the vehicle since Friday.

The cause of death is unknown but the St Vincent Times said sources revealed that “there appeared to be a large bloodshot on the right side of the head.”

On its website, CARDI described Linton as a Crop Protection Specialist.

He has also worked as a CARDI Research Assistant for Black Sigatoka Disease Management.

In 2016, he assisted in helping Dominica harvest types of banana and plantain, which are tolerant to the Black Sigatoka disease.

The St Vincent Times reported that Linton had been CARDI’s representative in St Vincent since 2017.

CARDI was established in 1975 by the Heads of Governments of CARICOM  “to serve the agricultural research and development needs of the 12 Member Countries within CARICOM.”

The organization has offices around the Caribbean, including Dominica, and its headquarters are located at the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago.

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  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    June 21, 2023

    She might be the same person in reference!

  2. Lin clown
    June 20, 2023

    It is very sad,Condolences to the family of Mr.Linton.When we hear UWP politicians say “Young Dominicans are looking for guns to kill Chinese and Haitians”,we are telling the world foreigners are not welcomed to work in Dominica.I agree with TeriL. not only the countries mentioned but Martinique and Guadeloupe.If you,Point,say why Dominicans are being killed in St.Vincent I will understand your comment.There has been an investigation into the death.A few years ago the body of a young man from St.Joseph was found dead in his car in Salisbury.The body was found in a decomposing state,that case was never solved.The people of St.Joseph alleged the man was killed by a jealous lover,the reason was never known.Mr.Point the question we should ask is Why.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      June 21, 2023

      Shut up. Clown, there is a vast difference in what is happening in St. Vincent, and Dominica.
      Chines are railroading Dominicans assisted by Roosevelt Skerrit. Proof of that is in Wesley, where Chines orders people out of their house, and setting fire outside the house smoking them out while they are asleep.

      When peoples homes are taken away under the pretense of public domain, it should not be given to any damn Chines to live in, especially if Roosevelt did not pay for the persons house!

      People do have a right to collect guns and ammunition to protect themselves against a Chines takeover.

      Ask yourself; you nobody, why is it China has the largest embassy outside of China in Dominica? Ask why the fence around the property is more than eight feet tall protected by more than a thousand volts of electricity through it?

      Guy if people kill chines in Dominica, it would be the fault of Roosevelt Skerrit, who gave them our choice land and power over our people!

  3. Cherilyn Joseph
    June 20, 2023

    Mr Dods I am from the village of Dosdane and I have no recourlection of any one from Dosdane being kill in St. Vincent. So refresh my mind with the name .

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      June 20, 2023

      Well you don’t know, her name evades me I will dig into my archives, let know later, but if memory serves me correctly, she lived next to the health center.
      I seems to remember her father had a truck, he lived in England at one time.
      I could be wrong, but make some enquirers.

    • PreciousOne
      June 20, 2023

      Years ago a young Dominican young woman was viciously killed at her home in St Vincent.

      • Brain Damage
        June 21, 2023

        True Precious one, if i could recall she used to work with the Fisheries Division in Dominica and then took an assignment in St.Vencent…..

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          June 22, 2023

          So, although I curse you off the other day, I am happy about your contribution on this one, your confirmation proves that Francisco is not a crazy lying idiot eh!

          From what I was told she was a very highly educated, and smart: As I said, if you are not from St. Vincent, working on that island, chances are you will be found murdered, like Linton, and that very late young lady.

          I can’t say anything derogatory about you today, except thanks for this your particular contribution!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      June 20, 2023

      So Cherilyn, have you ever heard the name: Ashworth in Dosdane?

      Well, I am sure her surname was Ashworth; her first name I just don’t remember, she worked for some Caribbean organization which sent her to St. Vincent, on an assignment, where she was murdered.

  4. Shillingford Shillingford
    June 20, 2023

    Would be nice to know more about him, such as age, where in Dominica he was from, married, kids…? And context – how many murders in St Vincent recently, was Linton connected to crime, his movements on Friday…

  5. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    June 19, 2023

    So, I suppose that since Roosevelt Skerrit, and Ralph Gonzales are such good friends, Roosevelt will ensure that Ralph make every and all resources available to finding the murder, or murderers involved in the murder of Gregory Linton.
    This is not the first and only Dominican to be murdered in St. Vincent.

    There is a pattern, where anytime a foreigner is appointed by any organization, in the Caribbean and sent to St. Vincent to fill the position, they are always found murdered!

    I remember a young woman from the village Dos Dan suffered that same fate in St. Vincent; in addition to others, if memory serves me correct two young men from Wesley, disappeared in St. Vincent, after conduction some business, be it legal or illegal.

    The fact is people suspected for a long time the Vincentians don’t want outsiders working in their country.

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    • June 20, 2023

      Stop your politicking and convey your condolences to his family and friends. We wake up to killings everyday now; not just Dominica or St. Vincent but all over the world including America and Los Angeles.. It has become the norm. You want to stop it? Tell dem stop manufacturing guns.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        June 20, 2023

        If the name wasn’t Linton, I would not be politicking, right?

  6. Triple
    June 19, 2023

    Sad news my g, all we have left is memories :(

  7. Herd of swine
    June 19, 2023

    Skerrit and those corrupt leaders of CARICOM have so badly corrupted the region that now nowhere in the region is safe.
    My deepest condolences to his family and friends

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  8. June 19, 2023

    Dominicans should stay away from st.vincent.

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    • Teri L.
      June 20, 2023

      They should also stay away from USA, Canada, England, Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad, Dominica….should I go on?

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      • June 20, 2023

        I think you are missing the point, too frequently are Dominicans killed in St. Vincent while working for regional organizations, it can’t be just a coincidence or random crime. Yes Dominicans are killed in other countries but the killings of prominent Dominicans in St. Vincent over the years is troubling.

      • Lalan
        June 22, 2023

        Speaking as a Dominican in Canada, when was the last time a Dominican was killed in Canada? I am more afraid of living in DA than in Canada.

    • Tilo
      June 20, 2023

      This is the second Dominican who lost their lives in a small neighboring island while on working in a Caribbean position

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  9. JaMix
    June 19, 2023

    It’s pretty much heartbreaking that you left us that way. We studied together in Mexico and I remember the times we played dominoes and organized several cook outs. Just want to send my condolences to your family and friends. Rest in peace bro.

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    • Roadside
      June 19, 2023

      Yeah Jamix you know we were all Domexicans. This is really disturbing bro. Condolences to your family Greg.

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  10. Ibo France
    June 19, 2023

    Sad news. The spate of homicides continues throughout the Caribbean region unabated.

    One of the worst developments is the people of the region are fast becoming desensitized to these gruesome killings. When someone is murdered these days there is hardly any outrage from the inhabitants.

    Our lives begin to end the day we begin to become indifferent to things that matter.

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  11. BMB
    June 19, 2023

    Can someone tell me the importance or significance of the last 8 paragraphs? There isn’t even a plea for assistance or a request for information from the public with respect to the finding of the individual. It’s sad that this article reads more like an informercial for CARDI

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    • Unbelievable
      June 20, 2023

      Was thinking the same. Smh. Some is dead even if he was representing and organization, it’s like the new item is about CARDI. stupes

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    • Unbelievable
      June 20, 2023

      Was thinking the same. Smh. Someone is dead even if he was representing an organization, it’s like the news item is about CARDI. stupes

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