Search called off for plane which crashed off Dominica coast, no arrests in Chinese national killing

Part of the undercarriage of the aircraft which was fished out of the sea by some Marigot residents

The search has been called off for the victims of a plane crash which occurred in the sea off Marigot on Sunday 16th February 2020.

Earlier reports indicated that the French-registered aircraft, which was carrying 4 persons, had taken off at about 6:43 pm from the Douglas-Charles Airport destined for Le Raizet Airport in Guadeloupe.

“Investigations continue into that missing plane; the police have recovered some debris but we have not recovered any bodies,” Police Chief Daniel Carbon said at a news conference recently. “The search has been called off.”

Meantime, carbon said no arrests have been made following a recent shooting incident which occurred in Picard, Portsmouth at 11:00 pm on February 4th 2020, resulting in the death of a Chinese national.

The deceased is Zing Jian Yong, a 49-year-old male residing at Picard, Portsmouth.

“We are investigating that matter. We have pursued every lead that we had intensively. We brought in a number of suspects and interviewed them and investigations continue,” Carbon revealed. “We have not made any arrests or charged anyone for this crime.”

The police chief condemned this incident and called on the general public to provide the police with any information or evidence to help to bring the criminal/criminals to justice.

“We have been getting some tips but we have not yet solved it,” he said. “I have a strong feeling that we might solve this crime, but again the information and evidence are out there…there must be somebody who knows what happened, who did it.”

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17 Comments

  1. L C Matthew
    February 27, 2020

    Keep speaking. So 400 euros is the price to transport? Some people must be making a lot of money. Seems like it is more lucrative than drug smuggling. I wonder how dominicans fed themselves before hatian influx? Hmmm let me think :?: :?: :?: i also wonder what was the rate of TB in Dominica? What was rate of TB in haiti.? It is a fact that Dominica was not intended to be final destination. It is just that it was increasingly the main illegal transfer point. A problem exacerbated by our gov turning a blind eye

  2. February 26, 2020

    This is the worse report I have read. What does the plane crash have to do with the killing in Pickard.

    • Me
      February 26, 2020

      Two different items in the same report Wallace, spatially separated and with the second chapter properly starting with “Meanwhile”. Totally in order.

    • Sakah
      February 27, 2020

      Agreed. The two reports are totally unrelated.

    • common sense
      February 28, 2020

      Are you just bored over carnival and looking for something to complain about? This is clearly offering an update on these two news items. Go and find something else to study…

  3. Asinof
    February 26, 2020

    Give a reward of $5k or more. There are people in that area that would give up their own mother for a lot less than that! Problem solved.

  4. Poto Labor
    February 25, 2020

    Unfortunately the search for Dominica is still on. Has anyone seen her? She was last seen in 2004 but went missing when Skerrit as a junior minister met with Chinese and later we heard of the death of Pierre Charles. Since that time Dominica I, as a poto labor informed people that Dominica was missing. Now I guess she is assumed lost and possibly dead

  5. eifile
    February 25, 2020

    Five Policemen assigned to the killing of CHINAMAN. His associates and place of abode. Check airport for arrival and departure. CHECK ferry and fisher boat. Then any relatives, time in and time out with behaviour. Does he live here or visitor. If regular he must be missed, if visitor, he escaped.

    • K Kadhira
      February 26, 2020

      When do all you people finally understand that Dominica has a Police Force in name only. What we have in reality is a private militia paid for by the treasury but at the sole disposal of the dictator, who is not one little bit concerned about the odd killing here and there or other criminal activities as long as it doesn’t affect him or his cronies personally. Very few people in DA actually grasp what’s going on behind the scenes and frankly they are not really interested as long as they have their carnival, the odd sewo sessions and access to the red clinics ‘money for nothing’ program.

  6. dissident
    February 25, 2020

    Our police officers never saw video footage of two white men trespassing on the property walking up to de opposition leader house front door…..de opposition leader filed a police report!!!!!
    Commissioner carbon stupes at Lennox police report.

    A chineyman gets murdered….no tape and no man see or is willing to give witness.
    I wonder how de Chinese embassy taking this one.

    Should I even care?

  7. L C Matthew
    February 25, 2020

    Why you folks not asking the chief about the human smuggling that has been going on all these years and the reports of souls lost at sea and the illegal departure of haitians. What actions are being taken to stop the practice. All these folks are robbing the state by not paying departure taxes plus it is illegal. Today we have a TB problem because of negligence from our immigration department and health department putting our citizens and health professionals well being at risk. How then do you expect people to come forward when you are selective in law enforcement and the biggest criminals are the ones running the country. Murder is not the only crime. Bribbery, fraud, and taking what does not belong to you for personal use are also crimes. Killing of a prisoner before due process is also a crime. Commish i don’t think you could solve a kindergarten arithmetic problem much less. We could not properly respond to a 4 passenger plane. What if it was bigger airline. Incompetence!!!!!

    • Idgaf
      February 26, 2020

      @L C Matthew
      A day can never pass ny without you open your dirty smeling mouth on Haitians.

      Haitians are the one and mostly the people Who put greens in your plate and tet still you have the gut to just vomit your inside on them. I never hear you could live Dominica ilegal bless your so called hingry Brothers Dominichien harass them for a 400 euro to take them to gwada. You will never say you are the sootiweh but all the fault Haitians that have to carry it for you all.
      Look a est of hypocrite people wi

  8. February 25, 2020

    You mean,,what is believe to be part of the plane was recovered and that’s it…
    Search called off done…That’s a hell of a thing..The folks who went down in it have relatives I would assumed…and they would love to take care of their deceased love ones…
    I have not heard whether Guadeloupe was called in to help with the search since they would have far more advance equipment to deal with that kind of situation and was not some of them,if not all, French nationals…
    I hope they were not depending on you all to do a thorough job..Less they forget many years ago a plane with DA nationals coming from St.Maarten crashed in the heights of Woodford Hill and it took farmers the following day on their way to their gardens to alert the authorities whilst you all were searching in all the wrong places..In this day and age a plane went down off DA and it can’t be found…That’s sad…

  9. look it
    February 25, 2020

    Them criminals usually have a provider find him or her. No respect for other people’s country, they come here commit a crime and escape to another country. Find the killer before the china man gets angry. Every Chinese is worth ten individuals

  10. jamie
    February 25, 2020

    Sad and lawless country,another criminal roaming the streets freely,but am sure he or she does not sleep well,this man will hunt you all forever,damn lazy useless person.

    • L C Matthew
      February 25, 2020

      Why you folks not asking the chief about the human smuggling that has been going on all these years and the reports of souls lost at sea and the illegal departure of haitians. What actions are being taken to stop the practice. All these folks are robbing the state by not paying departure taxes plus it is illegal. Today we have a TB problem because of negligence from our immigration department and health department putting our citizens and health professionals well being at risk. How then do you expect people to come forward when you are selective in law enforcement and the biggest criminals are the ones running the country. Murder is not the only crime. Bribbery, fraud, and taking what does not belong to you for personal use are also crimes. Killing of a prisoner before due process is also a crime. Commish i don’t think you could solve a kindergarten arithmetic problem much less. We could not properly respond to a 4 passenger plane. What if it was bigger airline. Incompetence!!!!!

  11. Madness DNO Doing
    February 25, 2020

    How allu go from telling us about the plane crash to the murder in Portsmouth nuh… allu jus slide a mean while in dere wii… what kinda reporting is that… the headline an story not even similar…
    Plane crash
    Robbery Homicide
    See… 2 completely different things for 2 completely different headline an story 🤦🏽‍♂️
    Lord guide them journalists wii today dere

    ADMIN: The headline has since been updated.

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