Drive-by shooting claims the life of local artist  

Jolly died from multiple gunshot wounds on Thursday evening

A drive-by shooting in the community of Bath Estate has resulted in death of local artist Ron Garth Jolly of Louisville.

Jolly, who was known the entertainment industry as Burn Brain Jolly succumbed to multiple gun shot wounds last evening–May 12, 2022.

While an official statement from the police has not yet been released, Dominica News Online (DNO) was reliably informed by police sources that on the aforementioned date, shortly after 10:00 p.m., Jolly and a group of friends were in the community of Bath Estate when a vehicle approached them and an occupant opened fire.

Jolly was rushed to the Dominica China Friend Hospital (DCFH) where he succumbed to his injuries and was officially pronounced dead.

Police have since launched an investigation into the homicide.

Jolly was among artists expected to perform at The Mall in Bellevue this evening.

This brings to seven the number of homicides that have been recorded for the year so far in Dominica.

DNO will continue to follow this story and report any new development as it becomes available.

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41 Comments

  1. Mr.Ronald Vidal
    May 17, 2022

    This is very said bro.Rest in peace. okay. My condolences go out to your family bro.I knew well everytime I go to Bath Estate I got my respect and even during our high school years as well.

  2. Legion
    May 16, 2022

    DNO, it’s more like local criminal, there was nothing artistic in the garbage he sang which just negatively impacted the youth. Good riddance.

    • Decky
      May 19, 2022

      What respect you live by. He has passed and cannot judge you that way you are doing

  3. shame
    May 16, 2022

    I remember this kid a while back going to SMA and a certain teacher was talking at a meeting about how rude and disrespectful the boys and his friends were. The parents laughed at her and even some of the other teachers laughed at her. Only one teacher stood up and said something in support of the disrespect and the misguidance of those boys. The parents sat there and laughed. when the teacher see is true, she walked out and I remember sitting there and hearing a mother who was sitting there asking her in a sort of sarcastic way where she was running to. The teacher said that she was going to hold a wake for the future of those boys. This boys father was there and he laughed at the woman. Maybe he should have listened I am sorry for their loss and I hope that this will be one of the many lessons that our youth here learn but only time will tell.

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    • Facts
      May 16, 2022

      All is not lost Ibo. We can still instill character into our Youth. Get Big Brother programs since most crimes are men. STEP UP THE GAME Ibo if you safe one off the street your work is done be a big brother to a single parent youth. DO something worthwhile instead of talking about a n election that is long gone. LIVE IN THE NOW.. Make a change.

      • Facts
        May 16, 2022

        I meant SAVE one off the street.

    • Let's Pray
      May 16, 2022

      Well said Shame. Ibo did you read and comprehend what he said? It is time to stop blaming the Government. Kids mimic what their parents taught them first. This is not Political it is being disrespectful.it . MY son was being a clown at school. I went to the school gave him a butt whipping there he id it again graduated with honors. The Bible did not say Gov’t train up the child. A charge to the parent. Train up the child in the way of the Lord. Disrespectful to your teachers is No no. Mind you some of the parents are scared of their own kids so they go with the flow. Let us do our job as parents before we let them out in the wild. IBO stop blaming the Govt.Politics and politics.s

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  4. Ibo France
    May 14, 2022

    We have a political party (DLP) in power for twenty two (22) consecutive years due to violence, cheating, treating, corruption, bribery, divisiveness, lies, intimidation, malpractice, persecution. The list is infinite.

    Just before the last election, some of these guys who are raining bullets on each other were given ‘Kool-out’, free rental vehicles, promises of a brighter day, bodyguard jobs, and ready access to ministers. Now the election is over they are just languishing on the street corners with nothing to do.

    An idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Lucifer has found work for them to do – stealing, wounding, raping, killing, drug dealing………..

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    • Let's Pray
      May 16, 2022

      Well said Shame. Ibo did you read and comprehend what he said? It is time to stop blaming the Government. Kids mimic what their parents taught them first. This is not Political it is being disrespectful.it . MY son was being a clown at school. I went to the school gave him a butt whipping there he id it again graduated with honors. The Bible did not say Gov’t train up the child. A charge to the parent. Train up the child in the way of the Lord. Disrespectful to your teachers is No no. Mind you some of the parents are scared of their own kids so they go with the flow. Let us do our job as parents before we let them out in the wild. IBO stop blaming the Govt.Politics and politics.

  5. May 14, 2022

    “You live by the sword you die by the sword” it’s high time we enforce the Laws on the books and bring back the “hang mans noose” far too many killers and Political Criminals, running around and roaming free in this society.

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  6. lindon laurent
    May 14, 2022

    we living in the last days ehh

  7. Tt
    May 14, 2022

    Condolences to the family of the deceased. Any life lost through violence is senseless. The deterioration of the nation is insane. The lawlessness is heart breaking, from top to bottom. If the top disregards the law then what do you expect??

    Save dominica. Ppl wake up

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  8. Wildflower
    May 13, 2022

    What happened to the murder charges against him for the life of the young man shot in his neck at Pt Michel wayyyy back in 2017?? Asking for…society.

  9. Lab rat
    May 13, 2022

    Why do we have a police force?? Or do we have a bunch of toy cops led by a clown comissioner?? Why are criminals so embolden to commit crime, and know they will getaway. And why are there so much guns on the streets, blackmore and austrie?? And why there are so much greed and corruption in Dominica, Skerrit??

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    • Beta
      May 16, 2022

      Because we haven’t got a police force anymore but rather a militia. Furthermore the commissioner is only a puppet, the strings are pulled in the financial centre. You saw how efficient that lot was when they arrested Thomson.

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  10. Joy
    May 13, 2022

    This news actually shocked me today. Fly high burn brain you go b missed 😭😭😭😭😭

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  11. Joy
    May 13, 2022

    This newe actually shocked me today. Fly high burn brain you go b missed 😭😭😭😭😭

  12. dissident
    May 13, 2022

    We are not honest about de society we live in!!!
    De issue of guns will plague our.police force…….they have guns in our faces on de regular! Lawyers fight hard for people charged with serious crime to get bail and walk back into society while petty charges with no evidence bring harsh bail terms and confinement to a dirty nasty stinking police cell. People have died in custody before seeing de court.
    So when will de scale ever balance off???
    Justice in Dominica is terrorizing opposition representative of the people in parliament! So some others in de community go to vigilante justice!
    We are so ignorant!!!!!
    We didn’t see things like dat coming?
    Justice is upstde down even before Carbon came back…..de commissioner lacks integrity….he can’t do better.
    Well I feel sorry for my father because he got no assistance for de losses on his farm and his house destroyed during hurricane Maria.
    My heart hard hard hard!
    Doh blame me.

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  13. May 13, 2022

    Why are there drive by shootings in Dominica? This is ridiculous! Maybe we need a strong man in Dominica because this type of violence threatens the very fabric of our tranquility in Dominica. Let’s stop this before it festers and destroys us like it has already done in the United States.

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  14. Massare
    May 13, 2022

    I Blame the Dominican people for allowing this Govt to run things for too long without any checks in place. Where are all the guns which were found in a barrel on the Port?
    Everything goes back to the head. And if Dominicans seat and wait on intervention to come from overseas ,the entire nation will crumble. “Where are the Navy seals and snipers,” that politicians talked about ?It seems like they have landed in Da!!
    Too many young boys have guns in their hand and the sad thing about it is that the Police is aware .

    RIP Jolly

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  15. Ibo France
    May 13, 2022

    Lennox Linton, Bryan Linton, Danny Lugay, Dr Thomson Fontaine and others of the opposition parties, these law abiding citizens are hounded down relentlessly by the ‘police’, uselessly expending scarce resources while murders, kidnappers, money launderers, thieves, rapists are less of a priority for law enforcement officials.

    This has contributed to the rising criminality as the real criminals know that the ‘police’ priorities are misplaced. So they think that they can commit the most heinous of crimes with impunity.

    Ongoing training of the ‘police’ personnel in evidence gathering; protection of the crime scene; investigative techniques; forensics; community policing; descalation of volatile situations; beefing up of the security of the borders; are not prioritised. Brute force to intimidate law abiding opposition leaders, and their supporters are top preoccupation.

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  16. Malatete
    May 13, 2022

    The entire population of Dominica at 70, 000 is less than that of Fort de France in Martinique (90,000). At the rate we are going we would notch up 18 murders by the end of this year, a homicide rate of 26. The rate for Martinique in 2009 (latest available figures) was 2.8, accounting for 11 homicides. In 2020 Dominica’s homicide rate, with 15 murders, was 20.8*. Martinique is our neighbour, visible across the channel. We should find out what they do better than us.
    * Source: U.N.

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  17. Justice
    May 13, 2022

    Who lives by the gun dies by the gun. Don’t forget what was done by Melvina in LA Pointe

  18. Old spirit
    May 13, 2022

    Something happened in pointe Michel……. karma?
    Justice ran away from Dominica!!!!!

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  19. Toto
    May 13, 2022

    Life so cheap in our country these days. Easy come easy go.I mean, the year not even five months old and already seven killings in a small country like ours. God have mercy.

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    • My Thoughts on this!
      May 14, 2022

      8 in 5 months they added another in less than 48hrs. Something need to happen with these guns all over the place. Everybody knows where the guns are and who has them.

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  20. Ibo France
    May 13, 2022

    Guns are not manufactured in Dominica. So how are these instruments of death getting into the country? Are the borders too porous? Is corruption in government and the civil service too rampant?

    In recent times barrels of guns were confiscated at the sea port. The country has not heard anything about this afterwards. As far as I know, no one has been charged in connection with such a serious crime. Is corruption and secrecy at play here?

    I have repeated this ad nauseam. When a government is secretive, dark and corrupt, the entire country becomes corrupt.

    We need serious, transparent, accountable competent, and astute people in
    the Cabinet of government. We need a vibrant economy that breeds livable wages. We need to give the youths hope of a better future.

    When Melissa boasted about her shoppers and naval seals without any condemnation from within the Cabinet, what do you expect, milk and honey?

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    • Pray!!!!!
      May 14, 2022

      What does Melissa have to do with this shooting Ibo? For real whats your problem ? You are teaching hate. Can you use your voice to sew love. My goodness. EVERYTHING that happens is darn Politics. There might be more crime if Mr Linton in office you don’t know. Men hearts have gotten cold. We are living in the last days. Kids are disrespectful. Adults are worse. The one commandment that the Lord gave us is that we Love one another as He has loved us. Without that we are heading head down to hell which is a true place. CAN you put one posting just one Ibo to help someone. Can you say something that can bring change? The Bible did not mention politics. 2nd Chronicles. If my people would humble themselves and pray..Nuff said nan!!!!!!!!

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      • Ibo France
        May 16, 2022

        Let me disabuse you of your misguided notions. My words may be harsh at times but truthful. The truth is sometimes like a bitter medicine. I love people but abhor liars, thieves, bandits, criminals in high public office. I would not relent from criticising their immoral and unethical conduct, their disastrous mode of operations.

        When Melissa spoke about snipers and navy seals, she was indirectly speaking about guns, ammunition, violence in Dominica. This was fanning the flames of conflict, confrontation and political turmoil in the country. It was a subliminal message to her party’s fringed supporters.

        Politics affects our lives everyday and in every way. It affects our food, water, air, standard of living, job opportunities, relationships, I mean everything. It is inescapable. By the way, the genesis of politics was in Heaven between God and Lucifer. It was so bad that Lucifer and his supporters were thrown out.

        I’m simply a forceful advocate for good governance.

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    • me
      May 14, 2022

      no surprise there is the pm that do it right or is his fault

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  21. Ibo France
    May 13, 2022

    I have seen a viciousness and a depraved disregard for human life at a level never experienced before. Today, a human life is not sacred anymore. Killing a man is like smashing a glass bottle. Mind-bogglingly inexplicable as to how and why we’ve got to this point.

    We are always quick to level blame at the feet of the young people. The question is where did they learn this abhorrent behaviour? It comes from the society of course.

    The songs we play; movies we watch; amoral, putrid and objectionable behaviour of the adults; dysfunctional homes; easy access to guns; cutthroat politics that has become the norm. These societal vices combined is having a deleterious impact especially on the impressionable minds of the youths.

    With broken homes, a degenerate and vengeful government, misguided youths, crimes are most likely to exacerbate. It seems like only the direct intervention of God can save Dominica from itself.

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    • facts
      May 13, 2022

      We kill each other with our tongues daily. The most unruly member. We teach hate and if we have no regards of what comes out of our mouth then what do we expect from the youth. Regardless of politics we should be careful what we say. We bare teaching people to hurt our Leaders. Politics or no Politics. Bitterness comes out then when something like this happens we cry WOLF!!!!Shame on us older citizens.

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      • facts
        May 13, 2022

        I meant we are teaching**** Let us stop blaming everyone else but ourselves. Movies, Guns. Broken homes. What about us leaders. In my days it was Yes sir or Yes Mam. Now no respect…They practice what we teach them. Let us LEAD instead of hate.

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    • Man bite dogs
      May 13, 2022

      This guy is a bloody parrot repeating the same old crap every day how sad is that !!!!!!

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      • ptp
        May 16, 2022

        Dogs are you talking about yourself?

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    • I Am You
      May 13, 2022

      May i add..
      Only a direct intervention from God the almighty Father can save the world. dominica is nolonger an island..

      But why would the Father have to save anyone or anything if creation is perferct..

      Peace .

    • mine
      May 14, 2022

      @Ibo, blame who is went in the mouth of the river and to the cemetery is putting a darkness on the country. After Wednesday visit to the cemetery to shootings.

  22. Joseph charles
    May 13, 2022

    live by the gun, die by the gun.. you cry ayla for the ones that deserve ayla…

    Miaggie, the spansish man and all the rest.. ayla

  23. If we knew better
    May 13, 2022

    Not going to lie, I wasnt the biggest fan of the music but the Mal Parle track was my jam. Your food was really good too bro. May Jah guide you in the afterlife. You was a troublesome feller but you had no problems reasoning and speaking your mind. bless up.

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  24. Cindy Newton
    May 13, 2022

    Where’s the part of the information that states that he has been on bail for killing another young man a few ago. Been on bail for years without a care, even becoming popular while the young man family waiting for justice?

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