God may be using “Dr. Sam” to heal the bitter divide in Dominica says Gabriel Christian

Gabriel Christian

Gabriel Christian, the brother of Dr. Sam Christian, is putting forward his own perspective on the unfortunate accident which has resulted in the airlifting of his brother to Martinique for medical treatment.

Dr. Christian was seriously injured when he was trapped and pinned by his vehicle while attempting to reverse it at Pointe Michel over the weekend.

Gabriel Christian, who’s an attorney based in Maryland, USA, said the collaboration of those involved in providing medical advice, care and support to Dr. Sam can perhaps be seen as a manifestation of God using Sam as an instrument of his will to heal Dominica’s divide.

“They were oustanding. The PMH nurses, the staff, the hospital lab, the Chinese doctor, the Cuban doctor, Dr. Thomas, Dr. George, Dr. Hazel Shillingford-Ricketts, they were all outstanding. Dr. Dale Dangleben, from Pensylvania, Dr. Karen Robinson from Seattle, Washington – they were all there indicating, advising, recommending, and that is what Sam wanted..that’s what all of us, wanted to see,” he said.

Christian continued, “This sort of cooperative effort that was made manifest in the care of Dr. Sam, we don’t  want it just for him. We are a gracious and loving family; we are a gracious and loving people when we try. And so, we look at this in a very sort of philosophical way; that maybe God is using Sam as an instrument of his will to really heal the bitter divide in Dominica.”

He went on to say, “We have differences. When we have to deal with them, let’s deal with them on principle, not on the basis of personal attacks and character assassination.”

Gabriel Christian said the outpouring of support for “Dr. Sam” has been enormous and the Christian family take it, not for themselves but as representative of the goodness of the Dominican people.

“We are good people; we are capable people; we are competent people and we can do better where we work together. That’s the message that Dr. Sam….that’s the message that he wants to send forth thanking every one – the government, the opposition – so that we now construct from the things we were able to see a platform in telemedicine so that all our experts all over the world can be in a telemedicine protocol,” he advised. “We can have on big screens in our ER up-to-the-minute guidance, advice, robotic intervention. So even if the competence is not on the island.. it can through internet intervention and telemedicine, be used with great effect.”

Christian called for continued prayer for his brother Dr. Sam, pointing out that he is not “quite out of the woods.”

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  1. Joseph John
    December 7, 2018

    So the Chief noise maker and deputy chief devider the Gay-Boo loves his brother so much, as expressed. So when is he coming over to check on his brother. This is the second time that the doctor was hurt. This is Christmas the season of love , so come and show your brother some of that family love. Action is the best expression. Oh remember to make your pay pal contribution(S). You are such a nice guy.

  2. Man bites dogs
    December 6, 2018

    That guy Gabriel,Is an ….. and embarrassment to Dominica and his brother. Please tell me with all the good people in Dominica, why on earth would God wants to used Sam Christian to heal our country Dominica, He might as well had ask me I would have done a far better job by kicking out that so-called opposition leader and his calamity clowns.wishful thinking hoping that one day Linton will be their saviour or liberator.

    December 5, 2018

    The EVIL that Man do LIVE with them. Food for thought.

  4. jaded
    December 5, 2018

    Let’s be clear; only one side created that great divide and that is the UWP of which Gabriel is an ardent supporter. Gabriel has embarrassed himself by his lies and histrionics about Skerritt. You don’t have to lower yourself like this just because Skerrit turned down yourr business proposals. Everyone is looking for a payday.

    I am happy that Dr. Christian is improving.

    • Neville
      December 6, 2018

      You are as big a liar as your master is and probably equally corrupt! Skerrit and his cabal are the ones that divided Dominica, no question about it.

  5. max
    December 5, 2018

    All these people do is try to call attention on themselves. So what

  6. ????????????
    December 5, 2018

    I wish Dr Sam a speedy recovery and may Jehovah continue to send his healing virtues over him. Now this is being Dominican – a lover of one another- regardless of his opinion. Let get it on! Stop politicizing everything.

    Now lets us pray for one another! Let love reign! Let us kill Mr. Disgruntled! Miss Jealousy! Miss Envious! and all the other ills inflicting the minds of our people! Let us stop complaining! Dominica is beautiful regardless. We should be united better after Hurricane Maria! What u vex about? We are passing through! No one knows the hour so let us appreciate one another!

  7. December 5, 2018

    Whatever problems Sam found himself in in America has nothing to do with Skerrit. What has Skerrit got to do with people falling sick or getting injured? Why politics in this nonsense. You all are sick Dominicans. What divide? What healing? The man got into an unfortunate accident and you all bringing Skerrit into the picture. Are you all demented? Skerrit is here to stay. Like it or not.

  8. mine
    December 5, 2018

    Doctors give advice in person and being present not over the phone doing procedures. Gabriel is not honest with himself, you all wish bad on DA every single day but we must be very careful wishing others bad. You all put the division fix it Gabriel.

    • RandyX
      December 5, 2018

      The people to blame for this division are: Skerrit, Austrie, bold Astaphan, the speaker of the house and the chiefs of police. As soon as DA is getting a new government these guys must be investigated and held accountable.

      • ???????????????
        December 5, 2018

        RandyX get real. You are halucinating! I think is people like you and the other negative persons who are to be blamed for this division if there is one! Start with yourself and ask why do I hate or obsessed with and I quote “Skerrit, Austrie, bold Astaphan, the speaker of the house and the chiefs of police. ” . Keep calm and do something positive and wait yes I say wait for the election day. Either the same or a new government will be elected come what may. You will either be sad or rejoice! Wait for that day and stop stressing yourself about things you have no control over. You are wasting your time complaining and talking. Ponder you know whom you voting for. I have no problem with that. This is your God given choice. So respect others choices and also who are given the rule over you!

      • December 5, 2018

        @RandyX You are right to say: “is getting a new government” because that journey to “getting” seems to be a very long way from way from Dominica–which is the destiny.

        Also, the plan of this SO-CALLED NEW GOVERNMENT is evidence that the journey is that long way from its destiny– as you have said it: “these guys must be investigated and held accountable.”

        I have envisioned that that is the prime reason this NEW GOVERNMENT wants to be empowered, their plan has nothing to do with the economic and social development in our Country, Dominica. You said it yourself.

        Fortunately for us, the majority of Dominican, God is the SUPREME CONTROLLER over us, and His plan of economic and social welfare is well initiated through the works of the present Government–there is no need for a NEW GOVERNMENT, who has no intentions of working by the HIS COMMANDS.

  9. December 5, 2018

    Gabriel, their is no bitter divide in Dominica, what we have is a healthy Democracy. With all your anti-government rants you still had the go to the RED CLINIC to get assistance for your brother.

  10. December 5, 2018

    “And so, we look at this in a very sort of philosophical way; that maybe God is using Sam as an instrument of his will to really heal the bitter divide in Dominica.”–News Article

    Gabrielle, I am one who is very observant of God’s role in my Life and the World, for I know that He is the Primary Control of man’s existence. He employs His servants to do His Work–hence the reason He told Moses: I AM That I Am. Mose did not lead the people of Israel out of Egypt–God, the Almighty, Eternal Spirit, the Christ, was his controller from the beginning to the end.

    But what you have envisioned seemed to be in the practice of a small minority–and by using Dr. Sam Christian, it would be that God wants to heal the infected part of Dominica.

    It is like when the body becomes ill, that illness is caused by one part of it; so when the part is healed the body becomes healthy again.

    I hope for that healing for Dominica because she definitely needs it.

    • %
      December 5, 2018

      @Liz for SATAN
      How hypocritical are you to be professing God on the one hand,and being a supporter of the cesspit of corrupt activities engaged in by DLP..Your accomplished by hypocrite.

  11. RBD Cenema
    December 4, 2018

    Gabriel Christian is brother of Dr. Sam so I understand his call. But the fact remains that Dominica is still Dominica and therefore that ‘Bitter Divide’ is exactly what Skerrit wants and will do everything to ensure it continues because he knows the day we are united he is out! I question that whole thing about Dr. Sam. I am yet to understand why Cecil Joseph, the manager of DBS radio, emerged as the hero, since he was the one with the connections in Martinique and not the health official. I am yet to understand why Cecil was in Point Mitchel at the time of the accident. I am yet to understand why Cecil was the one that was first called and not Skerrit. I am yet to understand why Cecil was the one to call Skerrit and others. And yes I am yet to understand why Cecil was the one in charge of the operation until the helicopter left Dominica. In movies I see strange heroes and starrings and Cecil seems to be a strange hero to me. In a real country that would be investigated but is DA.

    • viewsexpressed
      December 5, 2018

      So true, who on earth is Cecil Joseph? There are alot of Blind supporters and Boom Boom flies hanging around Skerrit and making him feel good for the things and the fame he wished to endure o us. Well, it will not work and Skerrit is on his way out, irrespective of Cecil and other failed loyalists and devious supporters championing the cause of a very failed leader in Domininca.
      The decent UWP and its competent Leader Hon Linton and professional Team are prepared to return Domininca to decency. Skerrit must Go. That corrupt Labour Government must Go.

      • ??????????????????
        December 5, 2018

        Leave Cecil alone whether he is boomboom fly of who he wants to be. Whose boom boom fly are you “The decent UWP and its competent Leader Hon Linton and professional Team” . Well in our sight, our leader is also competent- facts are there to prove. Yours have nothing to show. So let us be democratic and respect one another choices. You blues do not want person to express themselves. You think you have the right to tell persons what to do and who they should support. Arche! Give me a break. And everything you guys will make political. Get up and repent of your devious ways and get that weight lifted off your shoulders. Hatred is KILLING YOU GUYS! Why do you hate someone so even to the point to say he must go. When we vote if he has to go he will, if not then what becomes of your obsession? Now calm down and love and wait for whosoever God says will win will. He already knows the outcome. Guys stop this politicking of everything. You are not going anywhere with this.

    • ??????????????
      December 5, 2018

      RBD and your point??? Regardless of who Cecil is, I for a fact know that he is one person who genuinely helps others. If there is anything whosoever it is, he won’t ask but will diligently do all he can to assist the person in need. Leave Cecil alone, stop looking for useless things to talk about. I know that Cecil is very outspoken, say what he have to say. But when life & death is at stake, this same Cecil will do all he can whilst you may sit by there, take pictures to circulate on the internet. Leave Cecil alone I say RBD Cenema! I know what I am speaking about. Zor toe political! Let Cecil support who he want; You support who you want, I support who I want but when there is someone in danger, instead of trying to speak ill of someone, what did you do to assist the doctor. And Liz don’t answer % – a stuck record… all he can do is slander. % continue your foolish comments and let those who support who support their choice whilst you support who you support. Who…

      • December 5, 2018

        @?????????????? December 5, 2018

        My lady, I have learned not to waste my time to give satisfaction to those people; they are not qualified to receive such from me.

  12. Joseph John
    December 4, 2018

    So God sent Dr Christian to be a human sacrifice for a united Dominica ? So Gay-Boo can use his brother’s sufferings as a platform to get political attention. So a Chief political divider of the opposition forces can try to establish himself as an advocate of peace. Good try but I am not buying what he is selling.
    The day will come when his tract record from Dass Day to D Day can be posted and published. The day will come when his anti-government writings and utterances will be exposed for all to see. But not quite yet.

    • jamie
      December 5, 2018

      Your just a fool,Skerrit does many wrong,so why should one not speak out,your one that enjoy the benefits,while others suffer,democracy is all about the right to speak out,Give me a break.Skerrit is not God as many of you see it,God is in control and will deliver Dominica.He has sent the signs to unite but fools like you dont get it.

      • Joseph John
        December 5, 2018

        Some Jamie ( if that is your real name, I am a fool, but I now my nane ). Tell me something I do not know. I am fool just to answer you. For now I will give you the break you beg for, except to say that I agree that in a democracy we all have the right to write and speak, even fools.

      • Joseph John
        December 5, 2018

        I am such an expirienced fool that I cant allow you and the opposition forces to take me for a ride.
        They are preaching unity while they have been practicing chaos and dis-unity and violence.

    • viewsexpressed
      December 5, 2018

      Joseph, you have been hanging about this inept Skerrit and his failed corru0t Labour government fr too long that you are unable to see the difference between your very eyes of the poverty, unemployment and heavy corruption in our failed country created by your Skerrit ad his worthless 18 ministers,, That is where your focus should be, on how we take back Dom9ninca from these failed about government. Kick the out, they must Go. They have failed us big time and the people of Domininca.
      Skerrit must go and we need decent leadership and decent honest government in Domininca Now. That is Hon Lenox Linton and his decent professional Team and UWP. We need change now and Skerrit must Go.
      Skerrit is f no use to us and I have no time for this failed political clown who had devasted out Domininca.

      • December 5, 2018

        What has Sam’s accident has to do with Skerrit? You all are the ones creating the divide in Dominica. Skerrit has nothing to with accidents and injuries. You fall sick , then head to the Doctor, not Skerrit. Something is really wrong with you all Dominicans. Skerrit will be there for another 5 years. What are you all gonna do? Everything is politics in everything. You all are jealous of the man.

      • Joseph John
        December 5, 2018

        View – sex- pressed. Your no name friend like you, Jam-me, feel that the only people who have the right to self expressing is you and the members of the opposition mobster gangs you represent. Do either of you really exist or are you both aliens who only know how to insult people. Like your friend said I am a fool rushing in, and both of you are angels, bad angels.

    December 4, 2018

    I pray for the speedy recovery of Dr. Sam Christian and like Gabriel Christian said, I than all those in the medical field for what they did to ensure that Dr. Sam was flown out of Dominica, so that we did not hear “He left the mourn…” Skerrit and his gang wrecked and destroyed Da to the point that one has to think twice now before they come on vacation here, especially when one thinks of the poverty that leads to theft and violence, along with bad roads and wreckless driving here today. All of these ailments reminds us that any one of us could find ourselves in a situation where we need urgent medical care that doesn’t exist in Dominica, thanks to the Dr. Dr. The present state of DA under Skerrit, is better described in the Good Samaritan story of Luke 10:30 “A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho. He was attacked by robbers, who stripped him and beat him. Then they left, abandoning him as half dead.” DA is more than half dead now but thank God we aren’t dead…

  14. My Dominica
    December 4, 2018

    They are the one every day on radio wishing Roosevelt Skerrit bad, who in the kitchen feeling the heat, words have action.

    • viewsexpressed
      December 5, 2018

      I have not read such illiterate nonsensical response like that for sometime. You have denigrated yourself in the field of idiotic views. We are on radio to promote decency in government and the obvious thievery and Bobol of your failed incompetent Labour government. Where have you been? Before you go pointing fingers at us, tell us about the who has been involved in the malpractice of the Bin Bobol and the Fertilizer Bobol? If you do not know then shut up and go read and educate yourself with the truth before you point fingers at the decent ones. You fingers must be and should be pointed at Skerrit failed government and he, Skerrit has failed us as Prime Minister. He has made a mess of Domininca and brought into more poverty. Where have you been, wake up and look around and see the poverty, the unemployment and the starvation of our people. Skerrit must Go, he is the biggest failure and has ruined our island, with no more production of bananas to UK and other Crops. Skerrit must Go.

  15. Ibo France
    December 4, 2018

    I was elated to see the cooperation and coordination between both political entities in procuring the appropriate medical treatment for Dr. Sam. The effort was quite commendable and refreshing. I applaud the get well wishes for Dr. Sam from all the well wishes from all political persuasions. Will this last just for a fleeting moment or will there be a different kind of dispensation going forward? Would the people continue to live in this cut-throat environment or in a gentler more peaceful place? The onus is squarely in the hands of the people to decide the future direction of the country.

    • December 5, 2018

      @Ibo France December 4, 2018

      Let us wait to see how well Gabrielle ‘s insight will work out; but I am afraid to say that when God goes into a certain work, His complete production doesn’t happen overnight.

      For example, when He went into the work of discipline and training through Satan, for the mind of Job, who was suffering from self-righteousness, it took Him 40 years to get Job back into his rightful state of mind–to glorify God through his works on Earth

      But Job is one person, imagine the work that God must for a Nation in the crisis of Division.

      But one thing that is always true, the discipline and training will always be for those who will not abide by His rules and regulations. The innocent, the obedient, and the humble will encounter very mild suffering; but woe is unto those who think they are the tallest and strongest; who will continue to follow the commands of their carnal state of mind–which is the enemy, in them, against God.

    • December 5, 2018

      @% Liz for SATAN “How hypocritical are you to be professing God on the one hand, and being a supporter of the cesspit of corrupt activities engaged in by DLP..You are accomplished by a hypocrite.”

      @Ibo France, that example above is from that % person, who does nothing but insults all who don’t speak his/her approvals– that person spoke against my thought. Does he/she understand what Christians spoke about? I say hell no! But if Sam Christian is to be the deliverer, that person alone has instilled much suffering on him.

      And though there may be a minority of that person, the attitude put together, is enough to create the “divide” that we suffer in Dominica.

      For God to heal that “minority” it is going to be a tough fight, because they are already grounded in the influence of Satan. They think that they are untouchable, that is what he puts in their mind.

      But when God goes into a fight, the victory will be His –Always!

  16. %
    December 4, 2018

    You are quite a brilliant son of the soil,with exquisite erudition and eloquence .People like you tell many of us that all is not lost,despite the fact that we (Dominica) are at an all time low… Wish your brother a speedy recovery..

  17. "Get Him Out"!!!
    December 4, 2018

    As for me I do not know about that God thing but if it is He using Dr. Sam to unite us, I do hope we learn the lessons taught. I hope we all realize that DR. DR. has us in a real mess in Dominica and if we slip and fall and do not have the connection Dr. Sam had to get him out of Dominica, we need to make our will. So I hope Dr. Sam’ s accident confirms why we must all come together to vote Skerrit out, in just about every Constituency

    • RandyX
      December 5, 2018

      Well spoken. My thoughts exactly. There is no going forward with the double doctor at the helm, only 1 step forward and 3 steps back. Even more worrying for me is what agreements has he entered with the Chinese and in what state the country’s finances are. One thing is for sure his private bank accounts are very healthy…

  18. Ras
    December 4, 2018

    The Lord does work in mysterious ways. However only time will tell whether Gabriel’s sentiments are sincere! BTW, was Dr. Dangleben in the ICU assisting in the stabilization of Dr Sam’s condition, or was he advising over the phone from Pennsylvania?

  19. mine
    December 4, 2018

    I wish your brother a speedy recovery. Thanks for wearing your thinking cap.

  20. zandoli
    December 4, 2018

    Your brother had an unfortunate accident. We hope that he does well and goes on to live a full life thereafter. I am not sure God had anything to do with this.

    • Joseph John
      December 6, 2018

      They say that this was a sign from above, The above entities respect our free will. We can make choices as we wish. If the sign means anything its to give Dr Sam time to reflect on his choices. When you have a near death experience , you are blessed with time for reflection.
      Its amazing that old men are seeing signs, but the signs ….do unto others….love God and love your neighbour …..is never seen or is forgotten.

  21. World's Moistest Jheri Curl
    December 4, 2018

    God sure has a lot on his/her plate
    Good to know (s)he’s using Sam to heal the divide in Dominica
    I hope (s)he has enough time left back
    to help the migrants in Denmark that’s being imprisoned on an island
    help the migrants trying to make it into the USA
    help the poor and destitute the world over
    help the innocent in Syria that’s being murdered
    help those addicted to drugs
    help those that think life is not worth living/suicidal

  22. My bad
    December 4, 2018

    I am happy Gabriel Christian used the word” perhaps” be seen as a manifestation of God using Dr. Sam. However, unfortunately I don’t think so as it is nothing more than the Skerrit type of politics, where he tries to score political points in everything. Wait until Dr. Sam is fully recovered and back on the political field to see and hear the how Skerrit and his bull dogs will start to attack Dr. Sam. As for that Cecil Joseph that became a hero in that accident my sources are telling me that the DLP leadership is not satisfied with their candidate for Roseau North Ms. Blanchard, and Cecil will be their candidate. So DLp used that situation to market Cecil as the man the bypatisan man. So God? I don’t think so only if Gabriel was referring to Skerrit as god

    • Mouche Miel
      December 4, 2018

      Oh no you did not say that am imaging. Am I? I hope! what BS

  23. Joe Linton
    December 4, 2018

    How i don’t know about that “BITTER DIVIDE”???? Gabo it’s only a handful of idiots that is getting carried away by de mat stupid stupid politics, most of us and i mean 98%of us living on this lush green island are together and united we have no bitterness and division among ourselves.

    of course like everywhere else in the world there are those that are disgruntle and blames everyone except themselves for their dismal failure in life…. they are very few in number but manages to make the most noise!!!!!

    • Anon
      December 5, 2018

      If you actually lived on DA, you would know of the severe jealousy that exists. Jealousy does not unite. There are constant disputes among neighbors and in many other interactions. Why do you think that there are so many altercations going on like the rise in the murder rate?

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