UPDATE: Fatal Stabbing in Roseau

Garth Jean Jacques

Police are investigating a homicide which occurred on Sunday May 26, 2019 on Kennedy Avenue in Roseau.

“According to the information,” Police PRO, Simon Edwards said in a statement, “the deceased 24-year old Garth Jean Jacques of Bath Road Roseau was stabbed by a young man with whom he had an altercation a few minutes prior to the incident.”

Edwards said Jean-Jacques was rushed to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital where he succumbed to his injury while being attended to by medical personnel. He was officially pronounced dead by a medical doctor and his body was transported to the Lyndhurst Funeral Parlour to await a post- mortem examination.

Edwards said the police investigation into the matter continues.

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  1. Crab
    May 28, 2019

    Im 31 today thank you Jesus.
    I remember 15year ago a dollar WAS alot…However I read that the P.M aka the minister of finaince knows nothing about money. So if you cannot understand your times table ..how will you be able to accurately divide money to the economy?
    This is real life ..gvnt playing chess with us and I want to win too. Instead things are slow. Disaster money is being subtracted for foreign n personal pleasure rather then truley being invested.
    It must have brain drain here
    A hungry man is a Angry man
    And an Angry man don’t give a darm.

    Is my P.M of my Nationality?? Hence the love level.

  2. Child of DLP
    May 27, 2019

    Poor boy! He is now 24 which means the poor boy was only 4 years old when Roosevelt Skerrit and the DLP got in power and was only 8 yrs when Roosevelt Skerrit became PM. They failed the young man and Dominica so bad, and now Melissa running for office she discovered the poor boy was a product of the failed policies of Skerrit and the DLP? Man after listening to Melissa talking about “Crimes Must stop” I just had to run to the bathroom because this is just a clear reminder of how Skerrit and the DLP have FAILED our young people.

  3. Man bites dogs
    May 27, 2019

    @Free, Whatever you are I must say you are the most illiterate robot ever, and I bet you have never traveled in your life since you left your MsH you idiot. Had this fatal stabbing happen for example in America, or England and the victim died you and others would not be talking like that but in Dominica, stupid talks like that is acceptable. Today in the UK big citys black boys and girls killing each other at a rate of 2/3 a week knife wounds or guns so what has medical health care system got to do with it bloody traitors and idiots..

  4. BD
    May 27, 2019

    From evidence gathered I think the police officer should give up his self for the shooting of young man in Portsmouth. U know the officer said shot him shot him and you shot him. If corruption start from the top how do we expect the country to heal. Why when the police station was called and told a man in pain for him life and was shot the officer said he dont know anything about that and put down his fone. Like is a habbit now. Police just wanna kill people and get away

  5. Lin clown
    May 27, 2019

    Violence started when UWP stoned the Police in Roseau and Salisbury.When they burned the streets in Salibury.UWP tried to burn G O N house.They destroyed Dr.Ferreira’s and Duncan Stowe’s building.They burn down Government properity at Captain Bruce.They destroyed the Muslim store.Even Prevost Cinemall they destroyed.Violence,Just listen to Loftus Durand,Blessings and the other lazy BlueBuys As for no Law no Constitution go get a copy of the constitution and read it……………………

    • Patriot
      May 28, 2019

      With all de jumbee money flowing around, you should make sure your king send you school. Look now college free. Go and learn to spell before coming on DNO and make an *** of yourself. While you are at it, come to Salisbury to learn how to be an independent person, who does not have to dress on Wednesday to go and beg! Damn illiterate!! The topic being discussed is a stabbing in Roseau. Get with the program.

    • johnnie Boy
      May 28, 2019

      What an *** man go read a book and educate yourself.

  6. smileey
    May 27, 2019

    you still havent answered the question. What does the PM has to do with that? or what does Linton or any other political official has to do with that? everything all you want to bring politics,Is us that dividing ourselves.we need to stop fighting each other…more love. there was no reason for starbbing or fighting for that matter.He didnt steal the money either. we just cant agree to disagree. both mother and son should take jail

  7. WHAT!!!
    May 27, 2019

    ” No law, no constitution”. A poor choice of words that is bedeviling Dominica. Although one must admit that the incidences of violent crimes are on the rise everywhere, this type of language from those in power only exacerbates and inflames violence. Our leaders should be talking about laws and ways to curb and to deal with the blood thirsty among us.

  8. Sandra James-bernard
    May 27, 2019

    I have live in Dominica as a young teenager, never have i heard, anything like that. However, just an altercation can lead to someone’s death? Its very sad when a family lose a love one like that.
    I believe that the gov’t must take a stand and do something about the situation before another one happen. Justice must be served.
    Trust in the Lord young people. The Bible said thou shall not Kill. I live on the ten commandments as a child going to church in Dominica, and today I’m still serving God and even better. STOP THE KILLING IN DOMINICA. PLEASE DON’T LET BLOOD TO BE ON OUR LAND. God bless

  9. May 27, 2019

    As a young christian, it is very heart breaking to see our nation being divided by politics. This is a spiritual war and not a war of flesh and blood. When a nation tramples on God’s laws, there will be many consequences. Stop blaming each other. Whether blue or red there has always been an agenda by Satan, to infiltrate the governments and the system. The world is closing, and people are here blaming others. I’m sick of this. God sets up and puts down. Return to the Most High!!

    • Ibo France
      May 28, 2019

      It’s a man’s own mind that leads him to kill and destroy. People have to take responsibility for their own actions. Stop blaming the devil and blame the individual who committed the act. Can a murderer get away in a court of law by claiming it is the devil that made him do it? Dominica, which was one of the most tranquil and peaceful countries on earth is playing ‘catch up’ with other murderous countries. Dominica is rapidly descending into rottenness: constant murders, high level corruption, hardened political strife, persistently high rate of joblessness, rising poverty, vagrancy and mendicancy, and the depressing trends go on. The country badly needs a U change.

  10. Rit
    May 27, 2019

    It is time we revert to capital punishment . These senseless killings have to stop. Instead of we Dominicans on DNO encouraging parents to raise their children properly we are there looking to blame someone else. I would also charge the murderer’s mother . It is high time that this stupidity stops. We are to laid back in this country.

  11. Lost-but-Found
    May 27, 2019

    Folks, I ask that we put the deception of politics aside and consider the spiritual implication of this perpetual tragedy that continues to afflict our people.

    Whether in Brixton, Chicago, Kingston, San Paulo or Roseau, our people continue to perish due to disobedience, foolishness, folly, wickedness and most of all, a lack of knowledge.

    Please see Deut. 28 to see how we find ourselves in such a perilous state across the Diaspora and beyond and what we must do to come out from under this and other scourges.

    In investing heavily in the prison industrial complex instead of viable education and job training for at risk youths, America and other nations have hedged their bets that our youth will inevitably crash and fail; however, fret not as the Most High, our Creator, is our hope and remains bullish on us.

    • Ibo France
      May 28, 2019

      Politics affects everything about our daily lives. It has an impact on our standard of living, employment opportunities, even what we eat and the quality of air we inhale. Politics doesn’t have to be a bad thing. We can oppose each other but that should not make us everlasting enemies. We can practise politics of inclusion, fairness, honesty and love and refrain from politics of hatred, greed, selfishness, destruction, dishonesty, disunity and character assassination. Politics doesn’t have to be divisive and obscene but greedy, narcissistic politicians have made it that way for personal aggrandizement. If you want to see someone’s true self, give him power. Are you truly satisfied with the politics that is practised by our leaders in government. The government is the one that sets the tone for the country. If the govern is criminal, society becomes criminal. To whom much is given, much is expected.

      • Give on to Caesar
        May 29, 2019

        Ibo France, I generally enjoy reading your well reasoned and thoughtful posts. Though I fully understand your viewpoint on this particular matter concerning the merits , flaws and responsibilities of political administrations, I disagree with the level of influence you ascribe to them.

        Democratically elected administrations are given a majority edict by the people to govern and to address the people’s common concerns. If rule of law and constitutional mandates are adhered to, the people will have the electoral right to show an inept or failing administration the door.

        Whether an administration is elected for 4, 5 or 6 years, the average voter will have multiple cycles to exercise his or her franchise to assess and elect whom they feel will better serve their interests. In the meantime, do not put too much faith and hope in the institutions and governments of this world. “Look to the hills from our help comes from”

  12. May 27, 2019

    You re so unsympathetic . where does the PM come in with another killing another ? So Skerit told the boys fight and kill I guess right ? The change we need is the way we think and treat each other . A lawless man is lawless to God’s law , “thou shalt not kill I wish the family of the deceased well . Also the relatives of the young man who killed .

  13. May 27, 2019

    To those of you who are rushing to blame the Prime Minister and his government for this sad cases, that is happening at home, just stop and listen to yourselves for a short while to hear how foolish and senseless you all are sounding.

    It is your kind (the state of your mind) who has our people struggling to make sense of these sorry affairs that is happening at home; the worse part is that you people are in your adult ages–but thinking like small children; even if they do better than you all.

    The Prime Minister is a human being like the rest of us, are you also expecting him to be following all of those wayward young men, that walk the streets of Roseau, to make sure that they are living according to the Laws of the Land?

    How is that his fault that our young adult men are killing (taking each other’s Life) with no respect for humanity, all in all; how do you suggest that he put a stop to this animalistic behavior?

    Stuuuuuuuuuuuuuupes man!

    • RandyX
      May 28, 2019

      Comment NOT valid because it comes from a hypocrite. Are you trying to advance to Skerrits chief spin doctor? Xavier, you can’t fool me, in fact you are only fooling yourself! Best of all Skerrit laughs at you for being so gullible and ignorant.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 28, 2019

      Why don’t you shut up Elizabeth, don’t see you are the only pest still defending evil and a looser who has enriched his person and is now about to make his exist into oblivion!
       I know if Roosevelt has not given you what he promised you; there is no chance of you getting it before he vacates his Estate (Dominica) and make his exist into the darkness of oblivion!

      More than fifteen years ago he; Roosevelt promised  me he was going to do something for my sister now 85 years old, from the day that scoundrel made me the promise he got amnesia.

      That is why I turned on him!

      You don’t lie and try to make a fool out the kid name Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque!

      I bet you anything you can’t say when last Roosevelt sent you an electronic mothers day card, since the first one he sent you buying your loyalty to this day. 

      Stop making a clown out of yourself: Roosevelt circus show is fast ending!

  14. Ibo France
    May 27, 2019

    Our young men and women should never adopt the gangster life style of hardened thugs and criminals of the US. When doing so, these misguided youths are importing death. The current administration should incentivize the economy so that these idle minds and hands can be gainfully employed. The unemployment rate of the young people is staggeringly high. Nothing stops a bullet like a good paying job. Divert some of the funds that are used to purchase those sophisticated weaponry to vocational education, to stimulate youth empowerment and entrepreneurship, for crime reduction purposes, for parenting classes and for after school programmes to keep the youths gainfully occupied. The focus is too much on politics.

  15. BEB.
    May 27, 2019

    Now a days any shooting, stabbing or vehicle accident, the Prime Minister has a role to play in it and I’m not hearing him preaching crimes during his conventions around the island. Dominica needs prayers to the core

  16. Free
    May 26, 2019

    Jean-Jacques was rushed to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital where he succumbed to his injury while being attended to by medical personnel

    Nothing unusual. .a failing health care system.. they could not use the Hi-Fu machine to save the man life? 24 years wi …a young man like that weh losing just so.. no boy .. rest in peace..

    • smileey
      May 27, 2019

      that machine is not for that my dear.this machine is like to do ultra-sound, it was a stabbing is not a cancer or anything relating to that.look up what the machine is used for.

    • Mr. Nobody
      May 27, 2019

      We so often get politically blinded and as a result resort to making idiotic comments such as this. You have no idea what the extent of his injury was. I guess you could be saved in the best of facilities if you were to get shot in the heart right Mr. FREE??

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 27, 2019

      I am giving you thumbs up on that because the double doctor, the Sir Knight Dr. Punjab/Duquesne Dominica Ali Baba That Dominica Mountain Chicken Carpaud (craop) Me Almost Nearly Cousin Indian doctor of nothing told Dominicans.”


      Machine, if people get sick and go to hospital the can use it on then to cure them.”” Dominica is the second islan in de Caribbean with one”Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!
      Anyway with its limited use on helping to cure minor (small cancer tumors) the HIFU cannot cure wounds such as stab wounds, nor a simple headache!
      I (doh know eh,) maybe Roosevelt can use it to cure his shallow mind: Man is doctor eh that is why he told Dominicans that 80% of their sickness is in their mind!
      I’ve had many different phases of psychology even abnormal psychology in college, I’ve never read in a text  book nor taught by a professor that 80% of people’s sickness are in…

  17. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    May 26, 2019

    Well, they see gang-bangers in America sticking up two fingers, and red shirt, or red bandanna around neck and hanging out of hip pocket in America, so they believe they in America, and are in the “bloods” or Cribs gangs, which they believe is a good thing!

    Wel, l if you in gang, that is what people in gang in America do to people in other gang; they kill each other!

    • TeteMorne I From...
      May 27, 2019

      I don’t know why the thumbs down for FET. The man speaketh the truth. That is EXACTLY what the gang bangers do to each other in America and across the world: they KILL each other.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        May 28, 2019

        I’ll write your pen name in English:
        You see Miss/Mr Head Mountain; or Mountain Head, the truth is also offensive to some people you know!

        There are people who prefer to live with as many lies than to accept truth!
        As for all the thumbs down, those are from people who in Dominica who like to say “we doh like him, so anything he say we will give him thumbs down eh!”


        I believe you are from the Village of TeteMorne; I like that village: You might have some connection to Antigua.

        So it should read (Ah TeteMorne me come fram!)

        Have a nice day.

    • Toto
      May 27, 2019

      Well, Melissa Skerrit sticking up two fingers like that, wearing red shirt and mixing with bad boys. What you say about that then. Go to Mass in the cemetery and see if I lieing.

  18. Concern Citizen
    May 26, 2019

    Dear Editor, The photo says Garth Lockhart and the article says Jean-Jacques (this needs to be clarified). A point to note the hand gestures that the gentle man is making should be blurred as everyone as it is age sensitive. It is a sad day indeed for both families involved. I pray that there be peace in all this.

    Admin: Thanks for the observations. Corrections have been made accordingly.

    • Joe
      May 27, 2019

      They couldn’t think for themselves. Thanks for correcting them.

    • Man bites dogs
      May 27, 2019

      @Francisco, l fully agreed with you in the UK is the same problem blacks killing blacks both boys and girls in gang warfare. My vote ❎ goes to you Francisco, 10 out of 10.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        May 28, 2019

        Let me show you how we adapt foolishness in our country: One from Wesley chop-up somebody, case went to High Court in Roseau.

        My late father was on the Jury, (cutting it short) my father told me the Judge ask the fool “so you are a Boxer?”
        The fool said yes, I am a boxer, and also a Cow Boy!

        The fool watch Bruce Lee Kong FU movies, and hear people in China movies calling themselves boxers, so the Wesley fool chop-up people because he is a Boxer and a Cow Boy; the fool never own a cow in his life.

        Another one plunge a knife in someone belly in Wesley.

        He went to court told the judge, ( well I doh take chances I hugged him like this and pricked him with the knife!)
        The idea of the hugging and knife scenario, is from the mafia move:

        The I take no chances is from an Western Movie; they believe the things they do are all natural!

  19. aquaman
    May 26, 2019

    I jailing the mother and son. killing someone for $50.

  20. Ghost
    May 26, 2019

    R.i.p. But how about the shooting of the young man in possie?it’s under hush hush. Admin can u follow up

    • Joe
      May 27, 2019

      And what about the guy they arrested in Dominica for allegedly killing two Americans in America. When Kevin Hapgood killed an innocent Dominican in Anguilla. Where’s the exchange ?

  21. Bwa-Banday
    May 26, 2019

    Jah! :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

    We have gotten to the point where life is considered valueless. Let us all pray; Our father, who art in heaven………….Amen!

  22. Same old same old
    May 26, 2019

    We have before us this day a choice. It’s a choice between Evil and good, Blessing or a Curse. If we chose Skerrit again we will see a continuation of the same evil, same curse and the same old things we have experienced here the last 5 years, will just get worse and worse.
    We have a choice between saving/ delivering DA, or keeping it in bondage. If we vote Skerrit again, you, me, our children and grandchildren will never see Freedom again.
    People, if we vote Skerrit again we will continue to have more stabbings, mor shooting and more fighting.
    Sunday mornings use to be a big day before. That was the day we went to church to pray together. That was the day we gathered on the playing fields, playing cricket and rounders together as young people. Today what we see is stabbing and killing one another, as Roosevelt Skerrit has so badly divided us that what we now see happening is that of the blood of our friends , relatives and love ones running on the streets of Dominica. We MUST…

    • Barry
      May 26, 2019

      What’s does the prime minster or the Labour Party have to do with the murder of this young man.are you crazy or foolish

      • The Prophetic Voice
        May 26, 2019

        @Barry you is either you don’t reside in Dominica or you walking with your eyes closed. What does the PM have to do with that you asked. Well let me be are little more blunt and prophetic. You see that Jumbee money they have circulating and keeping parties all over? You see that Jumbee money they using to buy candidates and other people of influence? Mark my words @Barry, the Jumbee money they getting might be able to pay their mortgage but it will not be enough to pay for the life of their loves ones. We will see how that devil money will hurt those that rejecting integrity and honesty just to support their evil leader. I gave that prophetic warning when he was giving his Devil money in his pit latrine gimmick. It was not long after we saw Erika followed by Maria and ther rest is history. When people that know better do, accept, and receive what they know is dirty, corrupt and Jumbee money, they will not enjoy it and the cost will be greater than what they received.

        • Unknown
          May 27, 2019

          OMG you know it is a sad situation @ both The prophetic Voice & Same old same old. I shook my head when i read your comments. It just shows that you all think that Skerrit is God and he has power to let only bad things happen. As a matter of fact you all are atheist because it shows that you dont believe in God you believe in Skerrit. Everything that happen is Skerrit that cause that. Awa wi, well Skerrit turn from man to God papa.

        • Over rainbow
          May 27, 2019

          Ah,, been smoking that ting again eh, I’m quite sure it’s not weed. Lol lol

      • Ibo France
        May 27, 2019

        The Prime Minister nor the Labour Party did not directly have anything to do with this murder. The person who did the act should be held responsible and pay dearly. However, the government sets the tone for the rest of the country. The government has set the breeding grounds for crime to flourish. The high unemployment rate is a problem. An idle mind is the devil’s workshop. The hateful and nauseating words by the PM and his underlings stir anger and division among the citizens. It creates a haven for animosity, conflict and confrontation. Hardly anyone now believes in peaceful conflict resolution. You disagree with somebody, you talk too loud to a person or you accidentally step on their toe and it’s a fight, shooting, stabbing or one huge commotion. Tension is palpable; everyone seems on edge. The country is like a volcano with red hot magma ready to blow its lid.

  23. Ibo France
    May 26, 2019

    Stabbing or shooting a fellow human being to death is an act of savagery. Only one life each of us is given and we should live it to its fullest extent. No one has a right to shorten another man’s life on earth unless it’s self defence. Heart-felt sympathy to the family, friends and acquaintances of the deceased.

  24. Massacre
    May 26, 2019

    Is this becoming a Lawless Country? Are we to believe that the least among us are taking the words of “No law or constitution shall stop me,” seriously? Words matter and those in position should be held accountable for their loose words. When I was growing up, one murder a year used to be a big thing in Dominica, now it seems like a common thing.
    My people it’s time we take back Dominica and make it sweet again.

    • TeteMorne I From...
      May 27, 2019

      Lawlessness has ALWAYS existed in Dominica. In times past, they used stones, cutlass, a piece of wood, etc. Nowadays, they have upgraded to guns. Remember the thugs who killed Mr. Honeychurch, Mr. Laurent from Picodeau ( Grandbay) , the young girl who killed her sister, the nurse? I think they are from Goodwill? The girl from Roseau who stabbed her sister because of that policeman? We are just hearing about those crimes because times have changed. In this era of TV, guns, fast life, fast cars, nice things without no job, and IDLENESS, and those thugs following the American way, this is bound to happen.

    • May 27, 2019

      Yes…Make Dominica sweet again…Get rid of the senseless individuals creating problems on this beautiful paradise…
      There is no place for
      criminal behavior there…🌴☮️🇩🇲🙏🏿

    • May 27, 2019

      Are you forgetting the Salisbury demonstration where the main road was blocked and police stoned, are you forgetting the destruction of business in Roseau on 7th March 2017, are you forgetting the leader of the opposition calling on the people of salisbury to stone the police. All these activities were done by the UWP, a party that is violent and promotes violence.

      • Sweetie Pie
        May 29, 2019

        Poor Memory or bias to blindness? Ask President about violence, incidentally it’s anniversary time for you Dominicans… clown for real… right about now, maybe that is the only way that the madness in the country will stop,maybe some people will stop and shape up or ship out…. And no I am not condoning violence but we do not live in a Utopia…violence has been a pathway to peace for centuries on planet Earth

    • Joseph John
      May 27, 2019

      Well the police cannot tell us what to do.

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