CHECK THIS OUT: The irony!

The irony! (Photo by Jeanel Georges)

This photograph represents the essence of irony. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So, we’ll let the photo speak for itself. Just look at it VERY closely. Some of you will, no doubt, also have something to say!

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  1. June 26, 2014

    I Think you guys missed it. The box in the front of the photo seemed to be the box that garbage bags are shipped in. It wounded up in the same garbage dump without being in a bag.

  2. ala-bama
    January 23, 2014

    look rubbish wii self

  3. Macaquee
    November 20, 2012

    Ha,Ha,Ha :lol: i get it now! The sign only said,”No dumping.” it didnt say ‘No dumping of garbage” :lol:

  4. Macaquee
    November 20, 2012

    the irony! the sign is there, but the people still have it as a joke. They just don’t care

  5. November 20, 2012

    Police must open the bag’s an search to find any adress of these peep’s that put that kind of gabbage there. smh !!

  6. noko
    November 20, 2012

    fight da power

  7. OUC
    November 20, 2012

    2013 keep your rubbish in your yard cause its clear to see buttin out for rubbish truck not working burn your rubbish people need jobs instead we there giving each other bad names over rubbish that pic only mean one thing solid waste need to improve there abilities espiacially in Roseau

  8. Anonymous
    November 20, 2012

    Well how many Dominicans can read?

  9. Irony
    November 20, 2012

    None of you guys have it right… The real irony is they place the sign there as an item of garbage also. It has to be picked up by the garbage men along with the other bags, the boxes and old fan stand

  10. Justice and Truth
    November 20, 2012

    The irony indeed. A country consists of all types. This is a typical example. Those people do not care about anyone and their nation. It appears that wherever they are they will litter the place. It is a disgrace and scandal that these people litter and in an area where it is prohibited. It is disgusting and upsetting too see that site. They are surely trying to bring Dominica down to the gutter.
    The sign is big enough that those who have eyes to see can read it. It is sheer negligence and total disregard for the Law.
    One month in prison is insufficient. Let them serve time and during that time, while incarcerated, they should do community work as cleaning up their mess. It is too bad there is no flogging in Dominica. They deserve a good beating. Those are really nasty people. I wonder what inside their house looks like and how it smells including themselves.
    It is time for action. I suggest that the police patrol ‘undercover’ in that area. Do not wear the police uniform when going there but arm yourself with warrants to arrest those perpetrators. This is one way of catching these non caring people.

  11. citizenry
    November 19, 2012

    that was on national day of service. people were piling up gabbage to be picked up by the rubbish truck. allu too not easy.

  12. Anonymous
    November 19, 2012

    Security cams I would install on the light post, and then find all them salope that cannot read.

  13. MWEN
    November 19, 2012


    • ideal
      November 19, 2012

      this is really a joke, is the law enforced, wonder who put this sign up

  14. enneil stephen
    November 19, 2012

    I think Q95, Matt, Angelo, Lennox and the others now is the time to show your love for Dominica start motivating all of us to keep the country clean not just politricks

    • Peeping Tom
      November 19, 2012


    • __________________
      November 19, 2012

      I agree,but why did you forget yourself, and those on the Animal Show. Wow! Let’s all join in, it should not only be the Honourable Gentlemen you mentioned.

    • Realist
      November 20, 2012

      Somebody has to MOTIVATE you to be clean? Wow! T
      This is real serious business.

  15. Cleaning Lady
    November 19, 2012

    Do like St. Lucia – introduce Police Zordis & fine the perpetrators! If they cannot pay, make them part of a “chain gang” to clean up the place. There is always somewhere to clean on the island.
    Come on Dominicans, since when have you become so sloppy? I remember as a child, the Town Council used to have street sweepers and the place was quite clean. Now they have all the equipment, Roseau smelling like hell! What’s up with that?

  16. Anonymous
    November 19, 2012

    DNO wicked! thats not DCA…..magwaysa…whey whey whey

      November 19, 2012

      That’s not D/ca, it’s Roseau.

    • Justice and Truth
      November 20, 2012

      You do not like to read, know and see the truth. The truth offends. The truth must be told. In other words, the naked truth.

  17. Good-to-go
    November 19, 2012

    And then all you complaining about dengue!! Clean up the place tan!!

  18. Wawa
    November 19, 2012

    Dominica! You take a lot at the hands of your people. Such a Beautiful country but it is getting destroyed by its own. Where is the pride and joy we once had for this island? What has gone wrong? Alas alas! This country has change in such a short time. Papa God!!!

  19. huh
    November 19, 2012


    So not Surprising!… It comes down to many conclusions, one or many of which shall be the fact:
    1. The dumpers are very disgraceful and nasty and have no regard for cleanliness.
    2. The ministry have no measures to MAINTAIN A LEVEL OF STANDARD to obey rules and law.
    3. The Dominica government and law officials are really NOT SERIOUS in maintaining rules! …

    Is that in Roseau? This is just ridiculous!

  20. It's M
    November 19, 2012

    On Saturday, I watched this man pass in front of my house eating a pastry from a plastic bag, when he was through eating he dashed the plastic bag on the ground in front of the neighbours house, I wanted to shout out to him “Amasaye” but I have a small voice I know he would not hear me. Then I thought, “These are the same people who would turn around and say “Roseau salle, Pottersville salle, Govelment packa netwaye”. But if we do things properly the same resources that are wasted to clean up all the wrong we do to the environment could be spend on something else. People think before you throw things outside the bus windows and on the sidewalks and streets.

  21. T mama
    November 19, 2012

    maybe they cannot READ…LOL..

  22. Queen
    November 19, 2012

    I say put camera all over the city! And impose a harsh punishment on the people who disregard the sign

    • chupess
      November 19, 2012

      yeh i support dat move too…bdos is doing dat and it works really well for them…can solve alot of crimes too

  23. Anonymous
    November 19, 2012

    So because Dominica is not the only place it is done, does that make it okay ??????? If we are all doing wrong does that make it a right. Should we never strive to be the best that we can be ?

    • Malgraysa
      November 19, 2012

      Anonymous, thank you. I am encouraged by your sentiments. About time we change our attitude and strive for the best rather than find peace with meidocrity…or worse.

  24. Home Alone
    November 19, 2012

    Lets is look past the garbage and the sign!!
    Observe the graffiti on the wall. GUNs drawn on tenperson’s wall. Is this the direction the youths are heading??

    The issue of garbage disposal should start in the schools and we should instill in our youths the importance of taking pride in their surrounding.

    Parents set a good example for your children and lead by example.

    • Home Alone
      November 19, 2012

      *The person’s wall*

      November 19, 2012

      Proper Garbage disposal is suppose to start at home, so when they get to school they arealy have the prope thing to do.

      If at home they are making thow the paper and everything on the floor and everybody ealse have to pick it up for them, then this is wrong.

      Parents are the first teachers.

  25. ME R
    November 19, 2012

    HEYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! PHOTO OF THE DAY!!!!!!

  26. Home Alone
    November 19, 2012

    Let us Look past the garbage and check out the grafitti on the wall. Gun and gang insignia. This is a problem that is deeply rooted in the upbringing of the youths.

    We must instill in all, a sense of pride and Nationalism. Don’t get caught up in what you see on TV!

    And for the grown folks set an example.

  27. Attitude
    November 19, 2012

    LOL…. Thanks for the laugh. Then again, the sign doesn’t say what should not be dumped. hahahahaha…..

    • chupess
      November 19, 2012

      r u dumb! the sign said NO DUMPING…in layman’s terms… doh dump anything there!! pas jete ayen la!!!

      • Queen
        November 19, 2012

        hahhaha….nice reply…I thought the samething..Only idiots would think something different

      • FemmeDominique
        January 10, 2014

        Moi d’accord.

    • thinkinman
      November 19, 2012

      It shouldnt have to specify what…it means NO DUMPING!! means NO DUMPING.. do not dump anything. Dummynicans again….no respect for nothing. Just like when they build benches around roseau for ppl to sit on.. what did they do? break them and bend them…we can never be better if ppl like the ones who do this kind of TRASH in the picture above keep that kind of mentality of not respecting anything. I have a few pictures just like this in various parts of Dominica where the signs are fully visible and people STILL dump rubbish right infront of them

  28. Anonymous
    November 19, 2012

    also. waste managment must keep on their schedule. We have a scheduled time to put trash out for pick up and the trucks don’t come for weeks. Now we get rats!! And the dogs tear open the bags. Nasty.

  29. realitycheck
    November 19, 2012

    This goes to show how much our ppl have lost respect for authority and law in this country. Apparently the whole system is a joke and this about justifies that. Shame on us.

  30. hmmpphhh
    November 19, 2012

    sign says NO DUMPING, garbage allll over the place, but d box says SAVE THE GREEEN…wehhhhh boy!!!!

  31. November 19, 2012

    No LAW No Constitution mentality – Some people must lead by example.

    • Anonymous
      November 19, 2012

      Is not some people nah . It is Leaders can ONLY lead can example! There is no out of that, it is a basic tenet of leadership at whatever level.

  32. eyes to see
    November 19, 2012

    u think that if they dont pay a mind to the children of river street that they will learn to read…

  33. mj
    November 19, 2012

    What a joke! judges in Dominica can’t count to 5000. $500 hundred to beat your girlfriend. Where is the justis?

  34. Concern citizen
    November 19, 2012

    If people do not respect their homes, how can they respect their environment?

  35. Concern citizen
    November 19, 2012

    If people do not respect their homes how can they repel heir environment.

    • Malgraysa
      November 19, 2012

      Of course they “repel” their environment. Guess you meant to say “respect”.

  36. jax.
    November 19, 2012

    Come to think of it, perhaps the Tourism Association could do a seminar on how to dispose of your garbage properly.

    • thinkinman
      November 19, 2012

      that isnt the “tourism association’s” job. Its pblic works and waste management. The lazies who do nothing and collect monthly paycheques.

      • jax.
        November 19, 2012

        Hmmm, yes I know, But you have missed the sarcasm.

  37. jax.
    November 19, 2012

    Totally DISGUSTING. How shameful. No regard for the land we all live in. This is what the vistor see’s when walking around Roseau. What on earth must they think and say to others thinking of coming to this island. Nature island my foot.

  38. rescue 911
    November 19, 2012

    i guess the gabbage was placed there before the sign

  39. 1979
    November 19, 2012

    Wow admin now that’s what I’m talking about!
    With great power comes great responsibility.
    We need more stuff like this. It speaks volumes about our peoples priorities and ability to manage their own affairs. Its ugly, yes I admit, but having it exposed for the world to see may just be the motivation and incentive we need to do things better, if only for the shear embarassment we would be better for it.

    Well done DNO, Well done…

  40. November 18, 2012

    The irony is that all over the world where you see such a sign expect to see a contradiction, yet we come hear to bash our own Nature Isle. How many of us would volunteer to clean or report the litter bugs?

  41. yes
    November 18, 2012

    go through the garbage, get some names and some info and FINE THOSE LAWBREAKERS nature island really?

  42. ya
    November 18, 2012

    that’s piveteau street

  43. fat
    November 18, 2012

    Dentist Crew for Life on the wall , that was the crib there!

  44. Just maybe
    November 18, 2012

    Maybe the sign should be more specific. no dumping of WHAT? Maybe the residents think the sign is for truckers.

  45. Sout City
    November 18, 2012

    First of all I don’t see why a sign is needed for persons to realise that littering the island isn’t a pleasant thing to do

  46. bowdel
    November 18, 2012

    how dease peple disrestpectful lik dat nuh! :twisted:

  47. Anonymous
    November 18, 2012

    why not put a dumpster there.

    • 123
      November 19, 2012

      Point is….NO Dumping

      • chupess
        November 19, 2012

        i caan understand dat….if they wanted a dumpster there they won’t put a no dumping sign .. duh

    November 18, 2012

    A single picture is indeed worth a thousand words. This one depicts the lyrics of the calypso that everything in Dominica is inside out, up side down and back to front. But I am more comfortable using words to demonstrate the many ironies of ironies in my lovely Dominica.

    We name her the Nature Island of the Caribbean but we do not care about the destruction to the environment.

    We dispose of garbage every and anywhere, we do promote and incorporate sustainable concepts in our architectural designs of government buildings and offices- not even the designs of our new national palace and the government funded hotels incorporate natural lighting and provide for solar energy. Absolutely no eco-friendly, sustainable thought to our socio, economic and infrastructural development.- Ironies of ironies in my Dominica.

    We speak of reducing our carbon footprint and exploring our natural resources to produce more clean energy from hydro and geothermal but we lavishly spend all the savings from the sale of the petro-caribe fossil fuel on the PM’s Red Clinic and for the Minister’s personal benefit- Just part of the ironies of ironies in my Dominica.

    We have a Noise Abatement Act with penalties for those who indiscriminately produces noises in unauthorized places and beyond certain times, yet even law enforcement partake in and contribute to the intolerable levels of noise making activities and no one seem able to enforce and implementation the laws as part of the ironies of ironies in my Dominica.

    Physical planning advises against building in certain areas or deforestation of X areas, but those who are close to the politicians build where they want and boldly deforest and ignore the authorities;

    We have on our books a Litter Act but guess what- the facilities and resources to enforce the provision of the Act are not in place., just like an Electoral Commission that calls for Voter ID Cards but the politician who oppose ID cards to the one to fund the work of the Commission- Just part of the ironies of ironies in my lovely Dominica.

    Roseau Valley

    • Voice from the North
      November 18, 2012

      I agree with you fully

    • >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      November 19, 2012

      Very well said indeed… A lawless country. The law is enfprced only on those they hate. Those who question the nonsense in which the nation is engulfed.

    • me
      November 19, 2012

      why does everything have to be political damm

    • chupess
      November 19, 2012

      u think is time pple have on their hand so to read that whole thing????#sigh#

      • !!!!!!!!!
        November 19, 2012

        Thats why some of us will remain so ignorant; WE DO NOT READ!! If it was a story of who was with whom, when and where, we would be asking for more information than what was given. Someon’s point of views on the state of the country is too much to read. ONLY IN DOMINICA.

      • chupess
        November 19, 2012

        let the person write an article or something….always a long story involving politics, let us start being a little more responsible and stop blaming other pple…smh

  49. Natural Living
    November 18, 2012

    nothing suprising about this….this is everyday all around the nature island of the world….something both the authorities and the people pay lip service to…..examples have never been made…there are no consequences for our actions in this country…so people will continue to do as they please with no respect for the people, the law and carless for our Nature Isle..

    • Child Of DA
      November 19, 2012

      you guys act like Dominica is the only place where people dump trash. Come to Antigua or go to one of the big cities in the USA.

      • chupess
        November 19, 2012

        so because other countries doing it we have to follow them too??…smh

  50. BMB
    November 18, 2012

    “They say a picture is worth a thousand words..” Well, this picture is worth 5,000 words AND one (1) month imprisonment!

  51. dominque
    November 18, 2012

    dats we call dom-in-a-can

  52. Malatete
    November 18, 2012

    Is this our famed “next level”? I’m sure that’s not what the Govt. had in mind when they coined that phrase. What an advertisement for our nature isle! By thew way, I’ve seen plenty of these notices over the years but never heard of anyone being prosecuted. About time we hit these anti-socials where it hurts hardest…in their pockets!

  53. November 18, 2012

    it mis happening all over the country.
    let me tewl you some areas:
    1. along the new link road….and along the river side…right in roseau…if u build it..maintain it!
    2. behind the sea defence walls…along canefield highway and cliff…seashore….we tend to think that as we can’t see it, it don’t affect the public…shame on us and yes we eat alot of fish….
    3. take a look below the ridge of the public library…alas!
    4. in the parking lot along the new bridge to the hospital…alas!
    5. i can go on and on..and on….
    6. along the cuba/carholm road….even Mr. Dense Shillingford can’t stop them from throwing garbage on his land…which eventually slides down to his home….alas!

    • ???????????
      November 19, 2012

      WNT – I passed on the new link Road this morning and in the parking lot on the bridge to the Hospital. And I was wondering if Iwas mad or something. I passed there again. And I am sure I saw no gabbage there. When making comments, we must strive to be always truthfull. I will look at the other areas too. I will get back to you.

      • d/a lady
        November 19, 2012

        stop driving, and take a walk along that road, along the southern sidewalk/river side. Maybe the grass has grown over the garbage, but trust me, it’s there

  54. african
    November 18, 2012

    Our society is really illiterate or just plain wicked. The sign is so bold that they can’t see it? Then they say de government. Come on man. Some one can be identified by going through the garbage. I am sure there is some evidence.

  55. praise
    November 18, 2012

    omg!! c’mon d’cans…D.S.W.M.C need to find at least one of di culprits and fine or jail them, start to make some examples…. smdh…

    • chupess
      November 19, 2012

      i agree with you, Dominicans too bad minded

    • d/a lady
      November 19, 2012

      thats exactly what we missing…examples!! AND they need to publicize those examples of those caught. Also mayb DSWMC need ACTIVE litter wardens who’ll have the authority to conduct these charges

  56. IKR?
    November 18, 2012

    Wow! SMH

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