Deejay charged with manslaughter and cultivation of cannabis, granted $82K bail

Raffoul (l), Prince

The death of a 31-year-old Roseau woman which was initially being investigated by the police as a possible electrocution has resulted in the arrest of a popular deejay in Dominica for manslaughter.

Albert “DeeJay Alfie” Raffoul appeared before the Roseau Magistrate court today, August 11, 2022, where the charge was read to him.

According to information obtained from Nature Isle News, the charge which was read to the accused in court states, on August 8, 2022, at Gommier Stewart Estate, Raffoul did unlawfully kill Louisa Dorothy Prince.

An initial report from Acting Inspector Fixton Henderson stated that Prince was found at about 6:30 p.m. on August 8, unresponsive in a greenhouse at the back of the house where she resided in Beau Bois.

“She had apparent burns to her abdominal region and her knees; she appeared to have been electrocuted,” he explained.

At the court hearing, Raffoul was not required to enter a plea since the matter is an indictable offense and is expected to be heard at the High court before a Judge and jury.

The police also charged Raffoul with the cultivation of 41 plants of cannabis at Gommier Stewart Estate on August 8, 2022, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Nature Isle News further reported that when the issue of bail arose, the prosecution led by Inspector Davidson Cadette told the court that the public’s interest must be taken into consideration as if found guilty the penalty for the offense of manslaughter is grave.

However, Raffoul’s attorneys, Kondwani Williams and Wayne Norde presented evidence to the court that their client was ill with a medical condition that requires surgery.

They presented Nadia Raffoul as a proposed surety that presiding Magistrate Bernard Pacquette deemed as a fit and proper person to stand for the accused.

On the charge of manslaughter, Raffoul was granted bail in the sum of $62,500.00 and $20,000.00 for the offense of the cultivation of cannabis.

He is expected to return to court on November 25, 2022, for trial of the drug-related offense while the  Preliminary Inquiry on the manslaughter charge is set for December 5, 2022.

As part of the accused bail conditions, Raffoul is to report every Monday and Friday between 7 am and 7 pm to the Roseau Police Station, surrender his passport to the court, and must seek permission from the court to travel. It was ordered that should the defendant wish to change his address, he must give notice to the court and the police 72 hours in advance.

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50 Comments

  1. Obsee
    August 13, 2022

    Wait the article said Deejay, I thought Alfie gave up being a DJ to become a Pastor. If so, what is a Christian doing with Marijuana plants? Did he deliberately set a trap to kill this young lady? We need answers as this is all confusing to me.

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    • Galileo
      August 15, 2022

      None of this is your business. What do you mean by we need answers? Why would it have to confuse you? Aye garday zafairewe avec sa ki ka fete en kai ou. Filozofe.

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    • D/can to d bone
      August 16, 2022

      Trespassers no one must trespass on peoples properly ehat she was doing there in the first place is not her uncle place. Stupes. So what the herbs for our healing what is your problem.

  2. Tyrone Nicholas
    August 13, 2022

    Some Dominicans opinions are like driftwood….Typical and predictable… No Kernisha, No Child body, No testimony by the accused, all evidence purely on the testimony of one pastor. Verdict …… GUILTY without trial!!! Here you have an alleged manslaughter, No one questions whether voluntary or involuntary, was it a trap to intentionally cause death? Or was it negligence on the part of the accused? Who knows?? But from De- fence they look in the crystal ball and once again, GUILTY!! without a trial.. I feel bad for the young lady, No one should lose their life in such a senseless way, in time we should hope to hear the facts around this tragedy.

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  3. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    August 13, 2022

    You know; if this guy is responsible for the electrocution of this woman, he should be charged with “murder.” The article states he has not entered a plea, so I wonder how they came to the conclusion that he should be charged with manslaughter; in the normal world he would be charged with murder until it is determined by the court his actions was not intentional, hence the charges would be reduced to a lesser charge to “manslaughter.”
    The main distinction between manslaughter and murder is the intent to harm someone. With murder, someone had an intent to kill the victim versus manslaughter where the defendant unintentionally killed the victim.
    Since there was no intent to harm someone, the charge is less serious than first or second-degree murder.
    Setting bail at only $82,000.00 dollars in an insult, they are saying this lady’s life only worth eighty-two thousand dollars. If Raffoul decides to run, all they will do is forfeit the few pennies used to post bail!
    Shameful!

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  4. Broken
    August 12, 2022

    What a thing eh my people my people where has all the love gone ?? Do not let politics change who we are a young lady perished she was a friend of the accused ..it’s unfortunate and undoubtedly very hard for noth families . Why politize ? Instead why not empathize or sympathize ? This situation is a heart breaking one a daughter a sister an aunt a cousin a friend
    .she was loved she was kind and beautiful inside out .show compassion. Forget politics or tay toi shhhhh

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  5. Wrong is wrong
    August 12, 2022

    Yes I am a Christian and yes I am a strong supporter of UWP. But I am NOT a supporter of wrong no matter who does wrong. My beloved Pastor Randy I wonder what you are saying now. Boy when we know better and uphold wrong be sure it will bite us later. Pastor you knew better

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    • If we knew better
      August 15, 2022

      What does politics have to do with that?

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    • Imputing Improper Motives (IIM) The Baptist
      August 17, 2022

      Is Randy the only Pastor on the island? They all should be called out, especially about the little girl that is still missing.

  6. Blood
    August 12, 2022

    😰😥😭😢😱😰😭😭 RIP my sister I don’t know WTH happened but God will reveal the truth😭

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  7. Broken
    August 12, 2022

    Since when we became so heartless in Da and politicize everything.my God a young lady perished so tragically, horribly all alone in the most horrendous heartbreaking way . Where is the compassion ???? People the situation is so tragic so heartbreaking support who you feel should get the support but please cease from being sooooo very heartless .

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    • Ibo France
      August 13, 2022

      We now live in a post EMPATHY world. We have allowed partisan politics, poverty, selfishness, greed, animosity to destroy us.

  8. Ibo France
    August 12, 2022

    Most rational people consider your posts as BS (Bull S**t). Not me! I think of your comments as raw DS (Dog S**t).

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  9. Robertson
    August 12, 2022

    Very good question. But that’s how the justice system in Skerrits country works.

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  10. Tyrone Nicholas
    August 12, 2022

    Wait… I want to ask a question, if put on a scale, Does this case carry as much weight of “Public Interest” as opposed to the YEARS of alleged corruption in public office, elections, judicial administration etc…

    Again, just by looking at De-Fence, we can see what some people choose to defend and what others choose to hide, bury or set aside. The saga in Dominica is comparable to the look of guilt on a spoilt child’s face. Knowing they are caught, ashamed of being caught, but continue anyways because they know their parents lack a spine.

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    • Ibo France
      August 13, 2022

      Doesn’t the untimely death of a young woman under tragic circumstances trouble your conscience? Was she just an inanimate object to you? Where are your sensibilities? Every life is sacred!

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    • Tyrone Nicholas
      August 16, 2022

      IF SO????……….. why was the article posted in a public forum, Under the CRIME, COURT and LAW section no less??? I will not go further to offend your obscure sensibilities, out of my respect for myself and the individuals who are discussed within the article I will ignore your childish flailing. but make no mistake that I am OFFENDED that you could jump ALL THE WAY OVER DOMINICA NEWS ONLINE, who published the article, to find that TYRONE NICHOLAS has offended you by making a simple objective observation. From De-Fence I can see the self propagating flaws of those questioning my humanity.

  11. Toto
    August 12, 2022

    Could this be our 14th. homicide for the year so far?

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    • DNO Reader
      August 12, 2022

      It definitely is our 14th Homicide of the year so far..
      but I think this might be our first case of Involuntary Manslaughter..
      all dem other man was just there shooting and murdering each other without even giving it a second thought

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  12. Workers of iniquity
    August 12, 2022

    “However, Raffoul’s attorneys, Kondowani Williams and Wayne Norde presented evidence to the court that their client was ill with a medical condition that requires surgery.”

    Boy it is strange how our political judiciary works. Although I have no problem with the court granting bail to Mr Raffoul but why is our law so harsh on some and yet so lenient to others?
    Yes I am thinking of Dr Thompson Fontaine who committed no crime and the way he was treated last month for political reasons. No crime whatsoever but they had him sleep in a nasty cell for how many nights and had to go through so much to get bail again for no damn crime! Yet a man who is accused and charged for manslaughter just walked in and out of the court. As we speak Thompson is back at the court and though his job is on the line the same court helped Skerrit put all blockages in his way.
    Oh I guess Dr Thompson’s lawyer should say he has a medical condition that requires surgery in South Saudan where he works

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    • Ibo France
      August 12, 2022

      Good point! Very good observation!

      With the calibre of law enforcement officials, magistrates, judges, DPP, justice in Dominica is just an illusion.

      Dominicans will continue to be bludgeoned by an unjust court well into the foreseeable future.

      Reason:”Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” The masses are too docile and indifferent to all the injustice and atrocities committed by despotic Roosevelt and his sinful foot soldiers.

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    • Bwa-Banday
      August 12, 2022

      My brother its sad but once you are part of the gwo-boug closely allied to the owners of the DLP Navy Seals and Snipers you can get away even if you shoot somebody at point blank in the market at noon on a Friday. Remember the incident where the young man disappeared in the raging Roseau River? Is there anyone at Stocky for the actions leading to that incident? Hmmmm………but god is not a Haitian Police Officer.

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    • August 12, 2022

      @ workers of iniquity, both Fontaine and Rafoul are charged. What is your basis for saying that Fontaine has committed no crime? Is it because of your political bias? All should be equal before the law and the presumption of incense until proven otherwise should be our guide.

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  13. Elouin
    August 11, 2022

    Stop bringing ppl at allu home….stop it!

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  14. elizabethlxavier
    August 11, 2022

    This incident is a bit too close to Giraudel. Gommier and Beaub bois are two communities that links to Giraudel. I just hate it when crime doers come so close to us. I pray that God Almighty will cast His judgement sternly, against those who get involved with crime for whatever the reason they do so.

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    • Bwa-Banday
      August 12, 2022

      ” I pray that God Almighty will cast His judgement sternly, against those who get involved with crime for whatever the reason they do so.” ……..Finally in so many words you seem to understand the cabal that you support will be dealt with by god 8) . Careful that bouche you casting doh fall on your people eh. :mrgreen:

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      • elizabethlxavier
        August 12, 2022

        Bwa-Banday, your idea of “god” is not of my understanding, please read again and you will notice that I wrote “God Almighty”, He is the One and only in complete Authority. And I have “no fear” in calling out to Him to execute “fair justice”.

        Your “concerns” and your “god” has “nothing” to do with me.

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    • Ibo France
      August 12, 2022

      Lizforsatan
      Stop the blasphemy. You cannot be a child of God. You are a blood relative of the other fellow.

      Thou hypocrite, always quick to call God’s name, but supports evil that is committed against people of a particular political persuasion..

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    • Evil-za-bet
      August 12, 2022

      You too damn evil and hypocrite you that Evil-za-bet

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    • Marty
      August 14, 2022

      Why are you worried, hypocrite? You are all the way in Canada claiming your welfare stamps. So it’s a while before it reaches you. Stay out of things at home. If Skerrits Dominica was so fantastic why would you go to Canada? Hypocrite!

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      • elizabethlxavier
        August 15, 2022

        Marty, it is foolish of you, to speak against someone whom you know nothing about–and that person is me.

        Yes, I live in Toronto, Canada, and to your information, my nature of living has nothing and never had nothing to do with welfare stamps; Canada does not even use things in the first place. So keep your damn rudeness to yourself!

        Also, I am glad that I moved to Canada, because I was able to work here, to help my people Dominica to improve their living status, up to this day–that is from since 48 years ago, today, and is getting better and better for as long as I am in the body.

        This means that I have, and continues to contribute to the economy of Dominica, even if I do not live there, can you say the same thing for yourself?

        You foolish person! Learn to speak when you are spoken to; and not speak insults to what you have no knowledge of, and whom you do not know. Got that?

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        • Marty
          August 16, 2022

          I knew that would get you going, you foolish hypocrite. You are just as bad as your bosom buddy Makak-Dods. If you love Skerrits Dominica so much why don’t you move back. Imagine, the Red Clinic and other perks are waiting for you courtesy of the Beast. Don’t start with me woman, I assure you you will draw the shorter straw.

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  15. LocsGirl
    August 11, 2022

    Cannabis is still a crime in Dominica?

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  16. Saddened
    August 11, 2022

    This is so unfortunate

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    • Lin clown
      August 12, 2022

      He is the one running the cinema,and he is married to the daughter of Pastor the most holy spiritual leader of UWP Randy Rodney.

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      • Ibo France
        August 12, 2022

        Lie Clown, you seem to know every minute details of the man’s personal life. Leave people’s business alone. What does it profit you?

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 13, 2022

        Clown there can be no monetary value on human life; nevertheless, when people murder the victim, they usually set a high bail to create a hardship on the murderer so as to keep them in jail thus protecting the public from them.
        Accidental death is a far different situation but in this case this murder should be sitting in jail.

        Let me show you how one-sided and corrupt you people are in Dominica; a bit of human corrupted feces refuses to grant an adjournment in a clear matter of victimization involving Thomson Fountain preventing him from going to fulfil his obligation in Sudan.
        Thomson has not murdered anyone, yet he is treated as a criminal, nevertheless, a man accused of murdering and involved in the production of narcotics is home with his family bailed out on pennies on a damn dollar!F
        To the day of my demise, I will call for an insurrection in Dominica, there must be a revolution, so that we can rid the country of all this corruption!

  17. Ras putty
    August 11, 2022

    What the heck is going on!! Demons taking over :evil: :evil: let us be all pray for our people and country

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    • Bwa-Banday
      August 12, 2022

      While I hate to say it like that, I dare remind people that sitting on our behind and praying for things to change or for god to show up with a bag of stones, Ukranian Boozies, bulletproof vests and tear gas masks ready to lead us in the action is over. NUFFING go so!

      Our country needs a purge and as long as this cabal posing as a government is in power, chu-nou-toute-paytay. Tic, toc, tic tok :twisted:

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  18. D/can to d bone
    August 11, 2022

    Omg I am so shocked. Just last night I was looking at the share a thon concert at his church in roseau we and was so happy to see him and his family. And things worked out so well for them..oh my. I am sad to know this..sad for the Girls grieving family. Oh my

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  19. Lin clown
    August 11, 2022

    Waiting to hear Rattlesnake Rodney on this one.I fell sorry for the guy he is cool.The Rattlesnake know all the wrongs and rights in this world.He know everything about Mathew,Mark,Luke and John,waiting to hear if he and his ahole sidekick will address this one.Also waiting to hear the UWP media whore try the case on Q95.

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    • Marty
      August 12, 2022

      Your PM is a fat rattle snake and so are all his supporter, even so they are somewhat mag.

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  20. Just Asking
    August 11, 2022

    Is he the guy running the Cenema? Just asking

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    • If we knew better
      August 12, 2022

      What does the cinema have to to with the case? Dominicans does want to know everything about down to the color of your underwear when they find out something about you. What again you want to know about him for you to formulate and solidify your opinion?

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  21. Skerrit Pollice
    August 11, 2022

    “ “She had apparent burns to her abdominal region and her knees; she appeared to have been electrocuted,” he explained.”

    When I read that the other day from Acting Inspector Fixton Henderson, I was so upset because I thought of a death has not been investigated how could a police officer, regardless of title announce his presumed cause of death.

    Man you see these officers especially those holding top positions man

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  22. August 11, 2022

    There is something sinister about this matter; why not a charge of Murder which can later be reduced to Manslaughter? just asking!!!

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    • August 12, 2022

      You can only charge murder when you have clear evidence of intent! At this time the police is fishing they really don’t have a slam dunk case

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    • Bwa-Banday
      August 12, 2022

      Once again Ole-P you hit the nail directly on the head. I suspect the last name has a lot to do with it. You always go with a more serious charge and down grade should later the evidence gathered meet a lower threshold. In this case preferring a charge of murder supplemented with a second one of manslaughter would have been more appropriate. You see, when “politicians 8) ” manage your police force with a chief merely standing there like a teerbeah there will NEVER be equal justice. Had it been Chi-Chi’ or Ma-Showko’ son he would have been charged with murder from the get go….but, we loveeeeeee our PM and National Security Minister.

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    • knowthe facts
      August 13, 2022

      Because he did not kill her. She was a friend visiting the family and get electrocuted while at the home. It could be a case of negligence but that’s the facts.

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