Double homicide in Roseau, Dominica’s homicide toll at 14 for 2023

(l-r) Jamie Simeon and Tyrone Mitchel

A 33 year-old Sliver Lake man, namely Jamie Simeon, and a Campbell man, Tyrone Mitchel said to be in his 20’s, are the victims of a tragic shooting death in the city of  Roseau.

Information received by Dominica News Online (DNO) is that, sometime before 2:00 a.m., on September 23, 2023, both men were at a popular bar in the city, Garage Bar and Grill when  the shooting occurred.

Mitchel is said to have been the first victim to be shot and then Simeon.

They were subsequently transported to the Dominica China Friendship (DCFH) where they were officially pronounced dead by a medical doctor.

DNO will continue to follow this story and report any new development as the investigation unfolds.

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  1. September 25, 2023


  2. Sneakbeam
    September 25, 2023

    “Kono kuni mono to mou subete no minna wa dai pinchi”. That’s Japanese for “This country and everyone on it is in big trouble.” It should be impossible that Dominica has become a sinking submarine and the vast majority of its inhabitants haven’t noticed the water gushing in. We seem to be under some kind of spell. The way things are going, even a skeptic person would start believing that some sort of dark arts are at play here.
    But yet, the solution to the problem is nothing difficult. The people only need to recognize the power they hold. Not one weapon need be brandished. Anarchy is not necessary; not an ml of blood need be spilt. The people don’t serve the powers that be, the powers that be are supposed to serve the people. The powers that be are at the mercy of the people.

  3. Lin clown
    September 25, 2023

    Hello that is what you and your bunch of foolish people do, you support violence and blame Skerrit.That is what you are doing in your comment blaming Skerrit for the death of the two young men,just like MEME ,Ibo and Francisco,playing politics with the deaths of young people.You are admitting young people are killing each other because Skerrit is not giving them a job.Typical UWP.

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    September 25, 2023

    Has anyone noticed most of those guys who have been reported dead by being shot have something in common?! Two fingers are pointing at you and one ( the thumb) is pointing back at them?! Can someone explain the meaning of that sign? ‘KILL and be KILLED’. Does that mean you belong to a special group or gang? Or is it a symbol of the DRUG TRADE?
    This kind of life is a life of reap what you sow.(KARMA)

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    • Putin
      September 26, 2023

      Important questions you ask, kiddo. I hope someone can clarify and educate.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      September 26, 2023

      If you live by the sword; you will die by the sword!

      That is a gang-banger identification, they are showing how bad they are and can pull the trigger to kill; street thugs in America used to display that; but its seems to have gone out of fashion in the U.S, and have become the trademark of the idiots in Dominica.

      I don’t feel any sympathy, nor empathy for them when they kill each other!

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  5. Lin clown
    September 25, 2023

    I wonder if this is good news or bad news for MEME,Ibo and Francisco.Two other young men shot to death.

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    • Hello
      September 25, 2023

      @Lin clown
      It should be good news to those in leadership position in the ruling government, and are doing nothing. Surely MEME, Ibo and Francisco are not members of this Skerrit government. No wonder so many people are referring to you as stupid. You very much seem to be.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      September 25, 2023

      Well, nothing in Roosevelt that corrupted crook Dominica neither amaze nor surprise me these days!

      Don’t you think that something is wrong with a country; with such small population, of less than fifty thousand people, yet there are more murders in the country, than months in a year?

      Mr. wast of time all of that is the corrupted crook Roosevelt Skerrit fault!

      When there is nothing for an idle mind to do it wanders, and frustration sets in; hence, any provocation as a result of drugs and alcohol which are mind altering substances can lead to murder.

      That is the situation in Roosevelt Dominica right now, n industries to provide jobs leads to murder, thievery, and rape, and worst crimes!

  6. Ibo France
    September 25, 2023

    As the chairperson of CARICOM, I have heard Roosevelt expounded about the violence in Haiti and strongly urged that action be taken to restore normalcy to Haiti.

    Dominica, once the most peaceful gem in the Caribbean, is now a place riddled with robberies, violence particular!y murder. But the saddest thing is that this two decade old administration has never put a crime prevention plan in place. Unbelievable!

    The most important duty of a government is the safety and security of its people. For completely ignoring the sanctity of life of the citizenry for twenty consecutive years, no rational person should give support to this predatory government of sin.

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    • out of south city
      September 25, 2023

      I don’t understand the thumbs down when you are telling the truth. How ignorant of some people.

  7. rolls jeanbaptiste
    September 25, 2023

    Any Country or Island that take from a Country that don’t believe in God must fail, only time will tell. God can not lie. Repent before it’s too late Jesus is coming soon.

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  8. Martin R
    September 25, 2023

    Welcome to the Sodom and Gomorrah of the Caribbean!

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  9. Left the mourn
    September 24, 2023

    That’s the Dominica Skerrit in his 19 years as PM has built for our young people. It’s a damn bloody 19 years which leaves parents, friends and loved ones always in tears

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  10. Envar
    September 24, 2023

    something about that goat horn sign….

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  11. Ibo France
    September 24, 2023

    Law enforcement needs to be much more proactive. Preventative measures must be put in place. Here are some suggestions:
    *video surveillance (CCTv)
    *constant foot and mobile patrol by law enforcement
    *targeted process of stop and search
    *stepped up border surveillance
    *constant police presence in hotspot areas
    *community policing
    *creation of good paying jobs
    *a professional and well trained and equipped police service

    These are just but a few suggestions. However, the onus in on those legislators and policy makers to implement and execute some of these practical solutions. Where there is a will, there is a way.

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    • Mark
      September 25, 2023

      Positive post coming from you for a change and may I add, citizens should assist the police whenever possible. If you see something, hear something then say something. Don’t be tight lipped. Everyone has a part to play in keeping our community safe.
      You disappointe me Ibo. I expect more from someone with your intellect. You always say “Truth to Power” but I’m certain that you don’t even believe half of the stuff you write on DNO.
      TOO POLITICAL. Yes, there is time for politics but this crime thing is serious business so let’s treat it for what it is. It’s time to let go of this nonsense about “navy seals and snipers”. That is not helping the situation. Move on and offer suggestions like you did.
      I applaud you for your suggestion above. If applied, Dominica can once again be the safest place in the Caribbean.

  12. Tupac
    September 24, 2023

    DOMINICA MAKING MOVIE man every where is a shooting what has Dominica become I wonder if they close one of the factories in Dominica and made a gun factory because there’s guns in Dominica like crazy

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    • Bwa-Banday
      September 25, 2023

      This is just the beginning. Just ask Molly the Boowick how does her snipers get their guns and u will u understand. It cannot stop when those who are supposed to fight crime are now the criminals ?

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  13. September 24, 2023

    So sad but when and how can this be stopped. Clearly these are gang related. Check the hand sign can tell. I know the police ang government have a hard job on their hands. I wish them luck. And the relatives, my sympathy to them.

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    • September 25, 2023

      The talkers and the know it alls must help the police. When a crime takes place witnesses must be prepared to come forward and the police must put in place measures to protect witnesses. Too many of these organize killings go unsolved. There were about 16 homicides in 2022 with no trials of most .
      Most of terpetrators remain at large free to ply their trade of murder and the few that have been caught are out on bail free to continue their illegal activities. We must also remember that when police in St. Lucia some years ago took drastic action to curb the rising tide of crime they were sanctioned by the US and heavily criticized by other countries including the UK. Unfortunately these killings will continue and stop only when cases are solved in an expeditious manner and stiff sentences handed to those found guilty.

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    • If we knew better
      September 25, 2023

      check the gang sign you said. Unlike America, our gangs do not have sectret handshakes or respective signs. ALLLLL youth throw up these gestures in one way or another. None of these gestures or “signs” are affiliated or representative of any so called gang here. In Dominica we do not have gangs, we have clicks and blocks and neighborhoods. There are no colors to differentiate, no secret handshakes, to differentiate. beef is usually personal and not “gang” related. When i lived in the US i saw real gang culture. Here it is just little boys with big egos running around with grown men toys. Fighting over what is considered disrespect or a stolen woman or a little bit of money or jewelry. All personal nonsense. In this case a friend got killed and his friend killed the shooter. Dominica has NO gangs. And you should stop talking nonsense about a “peace” or a “rockstar” hand gesture. Because all little girls and boys and their mother and aunty doing it in their pictures these days.

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    September 24, 2023

    Just another “normal” day/night at the garage bar, in roseau, does not seems like these two were about to enroll, at medical or law school. Any statement from BLM or any social justice warriors. or the parl rep. But its nice to know that no animals were hurts or killed

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    • Channel One
      September 25, 2023

      @ATKINSON – Good question. I also would like to know where are the verbal & physical protests by the Dominica branch of the US-birthed Black Lives Matter movement.

      I will repeat that the Black Lives Matter movement seems to only manifest itself when a white police officer in the US (out of the thousands of good white officers there) kills a black person in the US. It seems that movement has absolutely no interest in black lives when black people kill other black people.

      It’s a good thing sensible & discerning black people completely ignore these opportunistic & disingenuous movements.


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  15. The Evil one
    September 23, 2023

    It is sad to say but when Satan, who came to steal, kill and destroy is the leader of any country expect this kind of violence and crime. It’s very sad but all I can say to families and friends is accept my sympathy. But you people need to get rid of Satan so that righteousness, peace and justice can prevail again.

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    • Ibo France
      September 25, 2023

      Amen to that!

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  16. Jeff jacobs
    September 23, 2023

    oh really??it’s that bad now??

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    • Let's Face It
      September 25, 2023

      @Jeff: That’s what we get from the brain drain, green card and the gun culture that comes with it. Back in the 70s & 80s it was one-love, peace and Black History, Know Thyself/Black n proud. But the brain drain got most of the activists green cards, “cheap labor” to go build someone else’s country, activism was curtailed. So, gun and drug dealers filled the void, raise our young men, shaped their attitudes on life. Well voir la.

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  17. Ibo France
    September 23, 2023

    These young men have a lot of pent up energy. Most of them are unemployed and do mischief with this extra energy. Idle minds are Satan’s machine shop.

    A caring, proactive government always puts people first. They know the dire consequences of high unemployment and poverty. Give incentives to wow local and foreign investments to create good paying jobs.

    The present trajectory of the country has to be changed. Let’s start with changing this butt naked corrupt kleptocracy.

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    • If we knew better
      September 25, 2023

      Not just that. Many do not have proper father figures so they grow up lashing out at each other because they dont know how to control their emotions, which is a feminine trait. these days all funding, training, assistance is for girls and women. they alone that can benefit. And our young boys are left to suffer and grow up to become useless, drug addicts, monsters, uncouth, and undesirable. We need schools/ institutions here to provide afterschool and holiday programs to take in young boys and young girls to become proper young gentlemen and ladies that will be respectable and be respected by society. Because the parents we have in majority today are not raising their children properly. these children have no respect. Many dont even fear you or discipline. but who cannot hear will feel. life does organise you properly.

  18. Ibo France
    September 23, 2023

    Dominica is descending into full-blown anarchy. Presently, it feels like there is an absence of government.

    Frequent murders and high day robberies are commonplace. There are long daily disruptions of essential services like electricity and water. Consistent corruption of the ruling administration amounts to STATE policy.

    With no real policy prescriptions for economic growth nor strategic plans to improve national security , the country is on the periphery of catastrophe.Dominicans wake up!

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    • If we knew better
      September 25, 2023

      dont forget the rising price of petrol and cost of living. meanwhile jobs are less, salaries are stagnant and businesses as well as financial institutions are closing.

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      • Putin
        September 26, 2023

        Oh, and remember there is increased cloud cover these days and it is very hot too.

  19. Truth Be Told
    September 23, 2023

    Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit children, Melissa Poponne Skerrit snippers, turning the guns on each other! From infrastructure to society, the Commonwealth of Dominica is in decay and crumbling after 23 years of mismanagement under the Labour Party government! Too late shall be the cry!
    No job creation, no employment opportunity for young men, free money from cool-out funds, no incentives to work, no motivation to be upright citizens! From captain, Prime Minister, down to crook, President, there are no honorable, distinguished mentors and role models to follow. A government of rift-rafts, gatay-wass, vermin, macco and malpwops for the young in Dominica to imitate and emulate! Even the men of the cloth are on the take! Nou fini bat!

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  20. Anthony P. Ismael
    September 23, 2023

    Welcome to the next level. The Minister of Insecurity is moo-moo as usual. The DPP’s Office is a total joke and the Cabalist are too busy enjoying the fruits of the national treasury. Continue to “Parle Sot.”

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  21. MEME
    September 23, 2023

    Everyone with just a mustard seed size brain, knows that Dominica is lawless, the so called Prime Minister does not care, Blackmore does not care and our court system is a dam and doggone farce. I told you all, it will get worse, because those criminals will kill today, and out on the streets tomorrow.
    My question is why do people put leaders in place? Is it not to serve the people? Skerrit is more interested in deceptive politics to perpetuate his power, Blackmore is a non entity, innocent unarmed people are at risk, while the police force is a failed institution…
    SNIPERS, NAVY SEALS and SOLDIERS rules the roost in Dominica. Melissa Skerrit have you heard???

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  22. September 23, 2023

    All these guys are copycats of the American culture that they adopted from watching American Television stations. They are victims of their own ignorance and stupidity. And then we say Skerrit is the cause of all what is bad going on in Dominica. More stupidity and ignorance. These guys have no ambition and no way out. They are all into the culture of crimes and ignorance. They have no role models and think that what they are doing is OK and fine. Then you have bums like Ibo and Francisco extending their hypocritical condolences and blaming Skerrit. Lord have mercy for they know not what they are saying.

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    • Hello
      September 25, 2023

      Well Skerrit who has you as a doormat said, he run things in Dominica. So when things go wrong in Dominica, he is to be blamed. He is the cause.

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    • Ibo France
      September 25, 2023

      Your post which was intended to exonerate the Great Satan (Roosevelt) of all blame is a damning indictment of his ruling autocracy.

      No job opportunities, no more ‘cool out’ bribe money until a next election cycle, no role decent models in government, no hope for a brighter day, hence reasons for the anarchy and widespread murders and robberies throughout the island.

      No amount of excuses by minions like ds who try to make salt look like sugar will absolve the fouled up Roosevelt led regime from liability.

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      • September 25, 2023

        The advent of American Television into the homes of Dominicans all started when the Edison James Administration was in power. See what American TV has done, today? It is all over the Caribbean.

        • Marlon
          September 27, 2023

          You are one crazy SOB, no mistake about that!!

  23. Tired
    September 23, 2023

    oh, oh, a joke dat man? Gun Manufacturers get in. All de yong fellas dying, and the girls have no choice but jus dere getin fat.

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  24. Tell ‘Em
    September 23, 2023

    I see two unproductive thugs. Pull up your pants! 👖 Blue Jeans. Some weeds need to be pulled up. It’s a disgrace to see what Dominicans have allowed to happen in our country. Maybe one bad apple 🍎? Oh oh! And it’s Red!!! You don’t want to work; won’t to rely on handouts from labor souteeweh? Well, take what you get. There’s no Free Lunch.

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  25. Dominique Fini Batt
    September 23, 2023

    Okay then. Here you have it Dominica. When Captain 👩‍✈️ Morgan authorize “BACK DOOR” entry into our country for whosoever will – guess what most of them are coming with? Merchandise (Guns and Ammunition). Captain 👩‍✈️ Morgan said to “BRING IN ALL ILLEGAL WEAPONS.” 😂😂😂 Does the Captain have room enough to hold the vast amount of illegal guns and ammunition that’s out there? The captain killed the Banana Industry then he turned his priority to “Agricultural.” He allowed thousands upon thousands of illegal weapons to enter Dominica through his Backdoor and now he’s saying to bring them in. I think that the captain has use for more guns and ammunition. All of these things are happening in our little country. Campbell you Red and Sheepish, open your eyes and see what your Captain 👩‍✈️ Morgan has caused. WAKE UP DOMINICA. For those of you who don’t believe that Dominica is under a curse, study the deaths of the male in scripture. Haitian Male is your replacement. They multiply fast.

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