NJAM to hold panel discussion tonight on alleged abduction and disappearance of Kernisha Etienne

The National Joint Action Movement (NJAM) will hold a virtual panel discussion at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, to address concerns related to the alleged abduction/kidnapping and disappearance of twelve-year-old Kernisha Etienne of Warner.

The participants in the panel discussion are attorneys at law Singoalla Blomquist-Williams, Cara Shillingford and John Elue Charles and former senior police officer Nicholas George.

The topic for discussion is “Best Practice in handling crisis situations; kidnapping, abduction, and hostage-taking: The sad situation of Kernisha Etienne”,

NJAM is very much concerned about the well–being of the child and though faced with the reality that only a miracle will lead to her being discovered alive, all efforts must be made to continue the search for Kernisha Etienne to bring closure to the matter.

In this regard, NJAM appeals to the authorities to continue the search and to deploy all the necessary resources and to seek the assistance of our regional neighbors and further afield to help us to bring closure to this heartbreaking situation.

The panel discussion will focus on how to prevent future incidents of that type, considering that criminal activities are usually replicated with the copycat syndrome.

It must be noted that an invitation was extended to the Commissioner or a representative of the Commonwealth of Dominica police service to participate.

NJAM continues to appeal to all Dominicans to remember Kernisha Etienne in their prayers and to stop the politicization of a situation where the entire country is hurting.

The panel discussion will be streamed live on Zoom and broadcast on Q95FM radio. All media houses are encouraged to stream the event on their respective platforms.

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21 Comments

  1. Gary
    July 3, 2022

    Attorneys at law Singoalla Blomquist-Williams, Cara Shillingford and John Elue Charles and former senior police officer Nicholas George, do these people really have the answer as to the best practice in handling crisis situations, lol. I have always described This NJAM group as a bunch of immature people. It is remnants of this same group https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/new-lawyer-committee-to-address-social-ills-in-dominica/ Do we need to politicize every tragedy in Dominica and then turn to political operatives for the answer.

  2. Lin clown
    July 1, 2022

    Kid,these UWP people are liars,and they will lie all their way to hell.Mr Lincoln Corbette deputy commissioner of police came on radio and told the public what lead to the shooting death of Keyan Alexander by the police.UWP and supporters only listen to fake news q95,presented by the little black house N,and media whore.The police said KeyanTOLD them of the possibility of where the child might be.They searched the area but the child was not found.Press conference my A,the UWP and supporters do not believe the police,because they are making the kidnapping of the 12 year old a political case.

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  3. Lin clown
    June 30, 2022

    Bwa-Banday is as sick as Keyan Alexander or even worse.In 1983 DFP sent police officers to Grenada.In 1984 DFP constructed a military shooting range costing hundreds of thousands of dollars in More Trois Piton Dominica.That same year 39 police officers were trained in military techniques by the 82nd Airborne div.7th Special Forces from Fort Bragg North Carolina.During the reign of uwp from 1995 to 2000 they refused to have refresher courses and to maintain the range.Instead they went after the police with a vengeance.uwp was the first political party to search for prostate glands in the police.They dismissed the commissioner,his deputy and six other police officers on trump up bogus charges.They successfully dismantled the brotherhood which once existed.UWP made the police force what it is today,crooks,traitors and backbiters.Today after all these corruption,victimization and lies a few corrupt cops are still supporting a party that is bent on destroying and disrespecting them.

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  4. Simple
    June 30, 2022

    Leader of the force have no visión. A man abducted a Child and u calli g on civillians to come and help look? First to behind with is your drones they should have multiple drones and tasers in possession. Smh. Poor Child.. they took mysteliks drone and that would have been so hands.. and they have the padna done so there mi d not telling them we need one soo? Corbette self all he can do is lié lié lie like dry bread…talking from experience eh..no joke no hear say. One on one lié well there was a there party..

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  5. I vex man
    June 30, 2022

    A 12 year old child was abducted almost 20 days ago according to the police and, according to the police Keyan Alexander was the abductor and on day police shot and killed by the police which to me signaled the end of the search and today all you talking all you rubbish about panel discussion? Common man from the day police killed Keyan Alexander there should have been non stop massacre protest and peaceful demonstration going on to call for the resignation of Blackmore, Skerrit and top brass of the police. Nothing was done and now all you want to have panel discussion? Man all you and the opposition to damn weak and I am done with this stupid and weak country

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    • Marty
      July 3, 2022

      Exactly, to much ‘discussion’ in Dominica but not enough action.

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  6. Dr Clayton Shillingford
    June 29, 2022

    The statement says an invitation was extended to the police to attend which they should but it does NOT say whether the invitation was accepted Why not?? The actions of the police ar central to throiwng soem light on this matter and they should be represented at the discussion

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  7. DA TO DE BONE
    June 29, 2022

    All of you all are useless..Are all you going in the forest to find her…

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    • Lin clown
      June 30, 2022

      Nicholas Andropov George is one of the highest police and military trained person in the Windward Island.He know the key to finding the 12 year old lies with Keyan mother.He know the police should never allow Matt Peltier to interview the mother on q95.Today the mother’s lawyer has advised her not to speak to anybody on the matter.With Mr George experience he can do better than talking BS.

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    • SMH
      July 1, 2022

      If you’re not in the forest typing this comment, you’re just as.

  8. Ibo France
    June 29, 2022

    Kernisha Etienne, alive or dead, will be forever etched in our minds. I’m still holding out for the near impossible to occur, that is, she would be found alive.

    In a country where incompetence is rewarded and intelligence and common sense are frowned on, bizarre events oft to happen.

    How can the people of Dominica be motivated by a leader who is exceptionally incoherent, extraordinarily divisive, and sadistically indifferent to the suffering of others?

    The police do not have the confidence and trust of the populace by their actions and inactions. Long after the execution, by police, of the alleged abductor of Kernisha, there has been no press conference by the relevant authorities to inform the country as to specifically what transpired that fatal day.

    This is appalling! Only in Dominica these flagrant breaches and abuses of democracy in the OECS go unprotested.

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    • Bwa-Banday
      June 30, 2022

      My countryman, if you were within reach I would have shaken your big toes for saying so eloquently what many of us are trying to. Dca under this CABAL parading as a government and propped up by a MANICOU Gang (Police Force) lead by a bunch of NINCOMPOOPS in garbadine that are supposed to be our protectors is at its lowest in all forms. Those who dare speak are chastised, victimized, ridiculed and chased out of country at the whim and fancy of the DEAR LEADER and his purchased wife MOLLY DE BOOWICK.

      The people walk around broken and in a purgatory daze. Not even the so called church of Dca (Catholic), yes my church dare speak of the ills plaguing our society in a unified voice. Like you, I pray that our little girl is found alive and well or at least alive with a chance of rehabilitation but as time passes, hope fades here too. Its time to stop the nonsense about walking and praying only and instead hit the streets, hamlets, jungles and get this CABAL out like yesterday.

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      • Ibo France
        June 30, 2022

        @Bwa-Banday
        Every sentence of your comment is the irrefutable truth. This comment has come from a sacred place deep inside your heart I can tell. There is no doubt that you are a person who passionately cares about your country, and desires nothing but the best for its people.

        My hope is that many more Dominicans would become more cognizant of the irreparable damage the mindless TYRANT and his daft wife have meted out to the country. So much so that Dominicans will be unable to fulfil their God-given potential once these two supremely useless buffoons remain at the apex of government..

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        • Gary
          July 2, 2022

          Wow, espousing political rhetoric now becomes irrefutable truth, are you not tired of your senseless comments. Does The Government of Dominica really prevents it citizens from fulfilling their God-given potential, lol. Your partisan political beliefs have distorted your reality that you have become a political junkie, yes, that’s all you are, enjoy the irrefutable truth presented to you by @Bwa-Banday

          • Ricco
            July 10, 2022

            You would not. You are the master of rhetoric, baseless propaganda and general nonsense.

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      • Gary
        July 3, 2022

        I have described your so-called countryman you are giving praise as a political junkie, and what you are doing with this comment is just facilitating the junkie, acting as his dealer. It is very easy to sit behind your computer and make such comment, blame Government, blame the police and make insulting remarks regarding The PM wife, now you have expressed your opinion do you really think what you expressed is truly the cause of this tragic event. Do you think that the isolated acts and unrelated episodes you choose to dwell on can bring solace to the families of the people who were affected by this tragedy.

        Before you talk about people walking around broken in a purgatory daze, why don’t you start with yourself and examine your thoughts and ludicrous judgmental behavior associated with your political partisan beliefs, that is not the
        solution to the problem and tragedy before us.

    • LOOKING CLOSE
      June 30, 2022

      They voted for this. Remember, this is a country that does not vote for its heads of state or commissioner of police or fire chief. All top Authority figures are elected by friends and friends of friends. good luck. this is not a democracy.

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      • Gary
        July 3, 2022

        Wow, is this your analytical view as to the cause of this event and tragedy.

    • Tam
      June 30, 2022

      No it is not only in Dominica trust me and don’t start with this “democracy “ theory

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      June 30, 2022

      Ibo MALAPROP France, I would recommend you try to motivate the UWP opposition leader, LENNOX and his baseless follower, starting with you’ . You are right, your party do has an exceptionally incoherent, extraordinary divisive and sadistically indifferent leader who cares less to the suffering of others and the Dominican people on a whole. If he care he would not be taking away the little the poor ( AS HE CALLS THEM) people have to pay every court case he lost. He ooks for trouble, when in hot water goes on YOU ALL RADIO STATION and places the burden of expense on the poor people (radiothon}

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