Ministry of Health, Wellness and Social Services addresses alleged indiscriminate dumping of dead aquatic animals in the Layou River

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Social Services is deeply concerned about recent reports regarding the indiscriminate dumping of dead aquatic animals in the Layou River.

We understand the impact such activities can have on the environment, as well as the potential risks posed to public health.

The Environmental Health Department is actively investigating this matter. Our dedicated team is working diligently to identify those responsible for this unacceptable behavior and assures the public that appropriate action will be taken against the perpetrators in

accordance with the law.

The Ministry takes this opportunity to remind the public of the importance of responsible waste management. The disposal of dead aquatic animals, or any kind of waste, should be done in a responsible and environmentally-friendly manner. Such acts not only threaten the aquatic ecosystem but also endanger the health and wellbeing of our people.

In the interest of public safety, we advise everyone to exercise caution when purchasing seafood, especially from non-traditional vendors. We must ensure that the seafood we consume meets required health and safety standards.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Social Services is committed to safeguarding the health and wellbeing of citizens. We encourage the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities related to the indiscriminate dumping or any other environmental health hazards. Your cooperation is crucial in maintaining the integrity of our natural resources and protecting public health.

We will continue to work closely with relevant authorities and the community to address this matter. Regular updates will be provided on our efforts to remedy the situation in the Layou River. Together, we can preserve our environment and ensure the health and prosperity of our nation.

For more information or to report any concerning incidents, please contact the Environmental Health Department at



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  1. Lin clown
    August 29, 2023

    If Bwa- Banday know Fr Cuffy know who,then Bwa-Banday know who.All Bwa- Banday have to do is tell the police who.

  2. Bwa-Banday
    August 28, 2023

    As bad as this nasty behavior may be, Uncle Chou-Moon-Fan is untouchable. If the police feel they man tell them arrest the culprit whom they know darn well. Dominica has been sold to the highest bidders hence the reason why we can only bay-gay-yay in a low voice careful not to be heard by our neighbors.

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  3. ce ca
    August 28, 2023

    Why hasn’t the person or persons responsible for such not been arrested? The person who posted it on facebook stated that he knows the number plate of the vehicle and time it was dumped in the Layou river. The same was also dumped at Rodney’s Rock in Jimmit and Macoucherie river. Have the authorities not seen the video evidence on facebook? In all this hot weather now persons cannot go to the river to cool out because of our rivers being contaminated. I hope the necessary penalties and charges will be given to those responsible.

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  4. Fr. Franklyn Cuffy
    August 28, 2023

    The focus for “World Rivers Day 2023, (carded for september 24 th.) will be the White River, Delices. This River is being fed from the Boiling Lake. As a result the colour and hence the Name of the River indicating the source. The theme this year is “A Healthy Environment with Healthy Rivers create Healthy Nations”.
    We are all sadden that with only 25 more days left to World Rivers Day 2023, these can of abuse of our Environment is still taking place. We are delighted that there some very conscious people who will continue to point these evil when ever it surfaces.

    World Rivers Day Committee

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    • Bwa-Banday
      August 28, 2023

      Fr. Cuffy you should make the guilty person name public. You too know who it is but coming her talking in parables. STOP the nonsense and call out the faithful to rid this island of the evil and hypocracy going on. See you at the next walk/ protest since you now feel aggrieved.

  5. RastarMarn
    August 27, 2023

    Is Dem Chinanman Dem!!!

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    • Man bite dogs
      August 29, 2023

      If you know for sure why you don’t report the person or people to the police, or maybe it could be you trying to side track the police.

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      • RastarMarn
        August 29, 2023

        Stay Biting your Dog Garcan and live BigPeople conversation alone!!!

        Is not dem ChinaMan dem dat bringing all their ChinamanProducts into Dominica nuh you doh see dey trying to artificially manipulate the species of Dominica’s indigenous plants and Animals???

        Go look at dem at One-Mile how they have the whole place planted with their Genetically modified plants!!!

        And Soh long RastarMarn ask about the huge Concrete building they put on top the hill there at One-Mile no body cannot answer and say what it is.

        Somebody go ask Minchie nuh for RastarMarn,,,

        No investigation is needed for dat nuh simply put: where that have the biggest spawning of ti-ti-wi in Dominica not Layou???

        Dey just found dem dead but it not dump they dump them dere is spawn dey left dem dere to see if they would spawn,,,

        RastarMarn not no scientist yeh but RastarMarn just Ibrating on deVibes,,,

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  6. Man bite dogs
    August 27, 2023

    There are some people that is very nasty and wicked with bad attitudes towards others, what I have always noticed the ugliest ones are the worse sets of criminals for that reason, I truly hope when these monsters are caught and bring to justice the magistrates or judge will hand them a hefty fine and those that cannot pay will get a long sentence at the Dominica state Hotel in Stock Farm.

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    • Locks
      August 28, 2023

      It’s dem chin man dem.

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  7. PRO
    August 27, 2023

    “We must ensure that the seafood we consume meets required health and safety standards“

    The healthy and safety standards from
    By the bay?

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