I am deeply concerned about Shanice – Darroux

Darroux (left) and Shanice Jemmot

Parliamentary Representative for the St Joseph constituency Kelver Darroux said he is deeply concerned about the disappearance of 14-year old Shannice Jemmot.

Shanice disappeared last week Thursday and despite repeated efforts to locate her, she is yet to be found.

Darroux said the disappearance of Shanice is affecting several individuals.

He said the entire Dominica Labour Party is praying for her return and is calling on anyone with information to come forward.

“It’s very sad and it’s unfortunate. I have visited the family whom I am very close to and I know what they are going through. The entire community of Layou is saddened by all of that and government is working with police to see Shanice return home,” he said.

Shanice’s uncle James Henry, who lives in St Thomas, is offering a ten thousand dollars reward for any information leading to her safe return.

He said he hopes some form of monetary reward will prompt someone to give information on his missing niece.

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72 Comments

  1. tiana joseph
    May 25, 2011

    i am so happy that they found the missing girl
    :-? :-? :-? :-D

  2. shenice mathurin
    March 11, 2011

    i too am deeply concerned about shanice me and her were very close. she was like the only one who really liked me and understood me. curse those people who took her.

  3. U C L
    March 9, 2011

    This is a warning to girls espeacialy in st joseph layou and some villages this carnival made me know there is still Sodom and Gomorrah on earth girls sexing for money meeting and hunting for men cause they feel they can get money buy cloths and belong not minding if the man has Aids, syphilis Gonorea in fact any diseases of any kind what a life just for 50 us the sell their body so cheap and even paernts and young children out naked displaying thier dirty ways in front of multitude no more dis ency in front of their children and they grow up following that way i go to the station to park my car a young child giving a man blow job in a car in st joseph lord have mercy for money .how will they not be kidnaped . all in the name of money young child go with a man old enough to be her great grand father ,men dont know children no more becuse they are developed with breast and butt they are sexy not minding thier ages . some mothers send thier children to go behind the men for money lord have mercy .life is becoming harder and harder this is why God is angry . God is very angry people needs to change there are lots of girls with HIv wait till 3 more years it will become full blown Aids and u see protect your self people i say young 11 year old boy smoking weed and another 11 yrs drinking rum i was so sad .life parents set a good example

  4. U C L
    March 9, 2011

    :twisted: concerned mother i dont think u are concerned at all u are the one who bringing all the confusion and politics in here the man only layed his concern and spoke out for his co mates cause they can not all speak at same time .Election came and left and 9001% Labor party defeated u all out right get that into your thick skull u and your agents its not by maight its not by power but by Gods grace and strength what God says a man will be is what he will be , i dont know your pm or parl rep closely and personally am not even a dominican i am married to one but u all have to come of your mourning and accept defeat the pm is doing a good job and will continue the more u all talk bad of him you are making him stronger and stronger in JESUS name he is the head and not the tail ,God has placed him where he is and not 1 million of u can do nothing about it just get into your homes and drinks some shandi or something AND COOL OF YOUR SELF ANYWAY MY ADVICE to u all other party better luck next time on politics the pm will still kick all u ass again you are not all prepared look at the roads and dominica developing fast and all u enemies of progress lugawoo and sukuya dont want development crazy people . anyway am sorry haters i know we are not here for politiec but some loosers needs to get thier act togetther and stop being insensitive and gossiping the man only sends his condolences to the family why are they critisising am sorry if am being to hard . what page were we on , yes on finding this beautiful damzel God help her be safe where ever she is and if she is no more on earth may her gentle sould rest in perfect piece in Jesus name . to her familes please take herat God is in Control he allows things to happen for us to be straighten .

  5. U C L
    March 9, 2011

    Dominicans why do u use a slight time and statement to make an issue of everything is it that u are testing your skills on computer u come up here and start writing nonsense cause the man said labour party is praying for the girl he is there to represent his party hie is the parl rep of st joe and layou so he has the right to say what he want why use this against him.leave your troubles and hate and be productive

  6. Queen
    February 28, 2011

    My God
    DA is too much of a small country that not one person knows the whereabouts of them

    Someone is afraid to talk…that’s what

  7. Concern Parent
    February 25, 2011

    Lord i pray for the safe return of Shanice May the good Lord protect her
    where ever she is at this time.my prays go out to her parents take courage where there is a
    way there is a will.People who dont have nothing to say just shut up or go to the house of
    assimble to pass your point.
    Go to the hights of layou where that guy could have garden and find the brut its hurt me
    I have a daughter her age God bless.

  8. upset
    February 24, 2011

    I can’t believe Dominicans. You people a blind by talking about politics, SHAM on all you……. I think that more can be done in finding this young girl.

  9. desisles
    February 24, 2011

    the people who are commenting about what Kelver said, or what he didn’t say are too small minded……….that is why our country will never go anywhere, we take the slightest thing that someone says and turn it into something political………….
    SHATE MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW IS NOT THE TIME FOR THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • shenice mathurin
      February 27, 2011

      you r right ,man. :wink:

  10. .......
    February 24, 2011

    I think Mr. Darroux needs to get the Minister of National Security to get the Police officers out of the offices and on the GA’s (driving all around the place transporting all sorts of people and good) and go to the bushes to search. The policy makers also need to look into the 48 hour missing regulations and decrease the time taking into consideration new and emerging crimes.

  11. concerned mother
    February 24, 2011

    what a dam a**, the whole labour party praying, the man should be ashamed of himself, using some thing so terrible to promote the labour party, the man should be repramanded or fired, what an idiot, at a time like this where does politics have a place, NO WHERE IS WHERE,get off ya parsamonius high hoarse and get ya lord and master skerritt to do some thing and spend some money on finding this poor child, insted of spending it on his women and his luxuary, and get those astaphan and nasiff in on it too, its about time they gave some thing back to the people of dominica, cos the people make them rich enough, that they can give a little back!!!

    my love and prayers are with the family of shanice, and i will light a candle every day until she is found.

    • way papa
      February 24, 2011

      oh Shut your mouth!! now look whose bringing politics into it. He is a representative of the DLP so on behalf of the party, they are praying for the child. thats all he said. you have to learn to leave the poltics out fool.

      I myself do hope that the child is brought home safely.

      • scared
        February 24, 2011

        way papa, concerned mother is right, who cares what the labour party doing, insted of a pointless interview biggin up th LP, spend the time looking for the child, take no notice concerned mother, i agree with you

        • shenice mathurin
          March 12, 2011

          how are you, to shame the person like that? :-x he should tell YOU to shut your mouth :twisted:

    • night and day vision
      February 24, 2011

      wHAT SHEER IGNORANCE AND MALICE? At that time you writing such nonsense/ Be real and think clearly, According to Judge Judy, what medication are you on> i really do not think you are a concerned mother at all. You sound more like a ” crab mother”

    • boots pon de ground
      February 24, 2011

      You will keep spewing filth like that for a very long time doh,like fifteen years again.That is the kind of talk we thrive and get stronger on,if you doh know,now you know.

    • da real hhhmm
      February 24, 2011

      corncered mother i would be ashame to have u as a mother …i cannt beleive u takin da n make it a political issue … boi hmm all stupid ppl die but hmmm we mite still be able save d species if we get one male 2 put wit u

      • scared
        February 25, 2011

        cant any of you all read, concerned mother is saying there is no room for polotics,she is not being political, she is just viewing what should be done to find this little girl, you all stupid if you dont see this woman is a good person and very unpolitical, its all about shanice

        • shenice mathurin
          March 12, 2011

          stupid like u

      • shenice mathurin
        March 12, 2011

        welcome to my world. :mrgreen: i was thinking the same thing :)

    • Irritated
      February 25, 2011

      Concerned mother, if you were so concerned you would not have brought politics into this. He simply spoke as a representative of the DLP. If a priest said that the entire church is praying for her would you have said anything? It just goes to show how small minded some of us DOMINICANS are. Have you done anything in your power to assist the police or the family? Just sitting at your computer and running your mouth ain’t doing crap.

  12. True Dominican
    February 24, 2011

    The young man only showing their concern – to campaign non-stop and for his party to be mentioned at all times….good job boy

  13. y
    February 23, 2011

    I agree
    if i could meet u i would give u bigggggggg kiss .u so dam right

    • ashamed dominican right now.
      February 24, 2011

      are u guys serious? this is not the time or place!ZOOM in people ,we are suppose to be concentrating on shanice.take all you politics maypwee some where else and leave this section for those who genuinly care and worry about about her. SHAME ON YOU ALL.

      • shenice mathurin
        March 12, 2011

        i’m not from dominica i’m from London England but i actually agree with you :-D

  14. Amazing
    February 23, 2011

    Ugh,you people disgust me.He was not making anything into a political situation.He was just making a statement that the party is concerned about the girl and her family.If he did not say anything as the Parl.rep y’all would have something else to say.Please do not hate on someone who is concerned about the situation.Y’all need to get a life,u stupid ppl.Hate on the comment if ya’ll want to I do not care,I shall support him cuz blood is thicker than water.

    • ashamed dominican right now.
      February 24, 2011

      and a good man.

  15. child
    February 23, 2011

    that is so sad .i read this news with tears in my eyes .everyday i come home from work i go to my favorite (d.n.o) hoping to get the news of her return and it just breaks my heart..

    • .......
      February 24, 2011

      Let us just all pray that she is found alive and please pray for her family.

    • shenice mathurin
      March 12, 2011

      i feel the exact same way :cry: some people are just so wicked

  16. bourne girl
    February 23, 2011

    sch a nice little girl… i pray for the family..i pray for her safe return… i pray the mother and immediate family be strong and work together n every means to find this child… i dont know u but i feel the pain and can only imagine and say it could have been us to… lord please bring shanice whereever she is to her family… to ussss dominicans…hope the police did a cia or fb search as well…

  17. corncern Dominican living n America
    February 23, 2011

    I HAVE A 13 YEARS OLD GRAND DAUGHTER . I AM PLAYING TO WHO EVER R WHAT EVER HAPPEN TO THAT YOUNG GIRL THAT SHE WILL BE RETURN SAFE TO HER FAMILY.I CAN FILL WHAT THE FAMILY IS GOING THROUGH.GOD PLEASE BRING HER HOME SAFE.

  18. rude gyal
    February 23, 2011

    i hope that they find shanice. idk her but at the same time i wish they find her cuzz i feel very sorry 4 her

  19. stupes
    February 23, 2011

    where de dam ssu, why dey not out looking for this girl, do dey not have de bush trainning to go look for her, for de love of god, we need to do something to bring dis girls family some peace no matter the out come.

    if it a weed plantaion dey soon find it

    what de ssu all to fat man, or all leave wit de forain woman,some one please start to do sum ting

  20. Tp
    February 23, 2011

    I don’t get where politics git mixed up in this sad sad story,we all should be doong all we can to try and get this young girl to her family,the entire area surrounding her home must be searched plus all along her route to school,we can’t sit around and wonder,if there’s a search party I wanna know because I’ll be there to help in anyway I can.

  21. angry
    February 23, 2011

    every body in layou know who took shanice what they have to find out is where she at

    • Lady G
      February 24, 2011

      So if u no something go tell the police

    • HMMMMMM(the psychic)
      February 24, 2011

      who took Shanice? Give us a clue please so we can go look for that person and demand the return of Shanice since the police is being too slow

  22. Patat
    February 23, 2011

    Hon. Darroux Sir, I am happy that you have spoken on this issue knowing your background as an active youth leader in the Commonwealth of Dominica.

    Having expressed your concerns I strongly believe that you should seek the support of your Cabinet colleagues to implement a few basic improvements within our School System that can assist the Police whenever a young school child faces such difficulties.

    1. Lets us have all our schools equipped with a digital camera that will allow the schools administration to have an annual photograph of each and every school child along with an updated database that keeps a record of distinguishing marks of the school children, the color of their eyes, the height of the children, their dental records, blood type, next of keen, copy of finger prints, and sample of voice that states their name and surname. This will assist the police in having good quality data to immediately work with to disseminate to all media houses in and out of Dominica as well as the hospital in Dominica and possibly other islands hospitals. The latter can be incorporated into the CSME security initiatives.

    2. As a best practice, Cabinet through the Minister of National Security should encourage the Police High Command to have a template that can be utilized within the shortest possible to make the society aware of a school child missing. That template should be adapted for all media versions – internet, television, radio, newspaper and telephone text messaging.

    3. From the time the police have been informed about a young child missing a National Emergency text message should hit every cell phone holder in Dominica with the description that has already been obtained from the child’s school or State College. We need to have the telecommunications companies in Dominica see this as part of their cooperate social responsibility.

    4.We all know of the powerful internet program called Google Earth that allows one to see what is happening all over one’s country from the comfort of their computer. It means that we may not need to rent or pay for satellite services since Google Earth is already integrated with many world satellites.

    5. Cabinet should officially gazette the provision of a tax break to any and all companies that publicly make funds available for the obtaining of credible information that can lead to the finding of any missing young person in Dominica our island’s future.

  23. DSC student
    February 23, 2011

    “He said the entire Dominica Labour Party is praying for her return” why is this political? the whole of Dominica is praying for her safe return, anyone with a sister, daughter, child, cousin, friend is praying for her safe return, red, blue green.

  24. Anonymous
    February 23, 2011

    its time 2 get helicopter nd search 4 dat child.i knw she is nt a happy child..someone got that child..all that pain 4 a family …man!!!!!!!!!! come on dominicans we can find her.plzzzzzzzzzzz she must be crying out 4 help. use all the resources we have. get the french 2 help.plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!keep praying people..

    • .......
      February 24, 2011

      Come on Daddy Chavez send some helis

  25. HMMMMMMM(the psychic)
    February 23, 2011

    Don’t you think it’s about time that the entire country take a day off work , form different groups and do a general search for this young lady?

    • Sher Sher
      February 23, 2011

      this is a great idea.

  26. Dominican in NY
    February 23, 2011

    Mr. Darroux’s comment stated “the entire Labour Party” please sir as a leader avoid these segregating comments. Instead lead by example and say the entire St. Joseph, Layou and the people of Dominica. I pray for her safe return and strength for the family.

    • Anonymous
      February 23, 2011

      everything is politics to allu

      • wesleyman
        February 23, 2011

        well didnt read the comment that the entire labor party is praying… what? the God they are praying to is he a laborite? stop the hyprocricity… the entire nation is praying, I know I have no political affiliation and I am saddened and praying for her save return…. Kelver, learn early that division never works.

    • real possie
      February 23, 2011

      Thats so true i thaught the same thing when i read what he said to much politics for me and he knows the family.

    • diggit
      February 23, 2011

      You are sounding so stupid.2 damn political.

  27. newtral
    February 23, 2011

    Thanks for finally putting a picture that represents what the young lady looks like. If I had seen this girl I would have passed her straight. The previous picture looked like it was taken when she was 7 yrs old.
    On another note, I have seen pictures of both individuals, one says missing, the other says wanted.
    Just for the record, both are missing. If the young man is on bail and he has not missed his court date, how could he be wanted???? Is it because he forgot to check in to the Police station every Monday that he is wanted???? Just a question.

  28. de kat
    February 23, 2011

    i hope and pray that this child will be home soon dont talk nonesence dominican just keep on praying let god be the answer for this problem

  29. still
    February 23, 2011

    some dominicans are just disgusting a young girl is missing and we have to turn it into a political battle.
    Who gives a f#$% what party her family supports we just need to find her bring some peace to her family. so take your dirty politics elsewhere and concentrate on finding her.

    • DD
      February 23, 2011

      I so agree. This is bigger and more important than the government and the opposition. This is someone’s child who is missing for a week now. Let us focus on the safe return of Shanice now!

    • soloved!
      February 23, 2011

      I support you a 1000000000000% these peopl are sick so they will never know when to stop POLITICAL BATTLS, but what will they do ot say when it hit home! we need to fine this girl!

  30. Wongping
    February 23, 2011

    It doesn’t mean that they are not in link with the family,the fact that they now go public.stop the polemique and let Jah hear us.all together.to the family be courageous.Jah pa ka ba chaii sans tosh.solidarity.

  31. truth
    February 23, 2011

    so if somebody did not come and say about they are labor rites u would never show concern?

    • wise one
      February 23, 2011

      that all is all u understood from what u read your sick political fool…. her families is strong supporters of UWP so get your fact right clown

      • y
        February 23, 2011

        u to wise that’s why u did all the comments .so u don’t know what that person is saying fact right clown

  32. Ms G
    February 23, 2011

    The public needs to know what effort is being made by the police to find this young girl. We can all pray but what is being done to find her. Do we even have a search and rescue team to update the public.

  33. Muslim_Always
    February 23, 2011

    Since last week Thursday Shanice disappeared, it’s only now that one member has spoken regarding this issue? Is this the speed we respond to criminal activity in this country?

    • Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
      February 23, 2011

      The speed and accuracy is always the Police Department and their search and rescue teams’ responsibility. The government representatives can only offer empathy and hope that Shanice will return home safely. The government must not take it upon itself to bypass the responsibility of the Chief of Police.
      Generally, it is always the Chief of Police and his appointed Force who are the ones who plead to the public, in this case, for the safe return of this young child. This is, whatever involves disappearance and crimes, etc. Each one of them has individual assigned duties.

      • Muslim_Always
        February 23, 2011

        Tomorrow is a week since the girl disappeared, I mean @ truth, justice…Are you satisfied that it’s only now a member of government comes forward and empathize with the family? No my friend, this is unacceptable, you may choose to run the gimmicks regarding Chief of Police and government. I say too hell with the political tribalism in this country. True leadership involves being at the forefront to condemn criminal activity.

        • truth
          February 23, 2011

          u so dam right

        • Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
          February 23, 2011

          @ Musllin_Always

          I am a fair and just person. We do have to think beyond.
          As it has been stated on this Website, the Police Chief and his staff have been been in constant communication with her family and are also conducting their investigation. The family is pleased with their efforts. Please allow them to perform their assigned duties.
          You tell me (us) what you expected of the government representative(s) that the Police Department has not done? What can this representative do to bring this lovely child home, safe and sound?
          He did state that he personally knows the family. Obviously, he has been in personal contact with them. Does he have to broadcast it to you and everyone else? Utilize your common sense and leave well alone.
          I have an advice for Dominicans at home, what those of you could do, you should organize a search team/party, knock on every door and go into every nook, cranny and wilderness of Dominica and search for her. This should have been done the day she went missing and the ensuing days. It may have proved fruitful. Many people specifically overseas do this when children are missing.

        • ashamed dominican right now.
          February 24, 2011

          are you speaking from a position of certainty? how do you know ,ttat the other ministers did not visit the family personally? because HON.darroux commented on DNO does not mean that the others are not concerned.please people take a chill pill.

    • Out of touch
      February 23, 2011

      They only now came forward because of the comments from the callers on Matt in the morning and readers of DNO. I wish to “BIG UP” Matt for taking this initiative this morning. It is obvious that there are many persons willing to help but with little info from the police and with no request for assistance from the authorities as is done in the US, the people have elected only to prayer. It is high time for serious and heightened action if we are to return this child safely back to her family. Additionally, there are lessons to be learned from this incident – we can’t wait a week in another missing person’s case before we get really serious.

      • Out of touch
        February 23, 2011

        I would also like to commend “DNO” as well as they have kept this story on the front burner since the child’s disappearance. DNO please keep up the effort until this child is found. I expect you to be the “Nancy Grace” of Dominica.

        • Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
          February 23, 2011

          I love Nancy Grace’s program – HLN, a sister and/or affiliate channel of CNN. Nancy is a no nonsense woman. You are aware that she is a Lawyer. Some years ago her fiance was murdered. Obviously she took it to heart. She is now a great advocate and defender of the rights of abused woman and children. If I am indoors when her show is broadcasted I always view it. She does a great job.

      • Pomgranate
        February 23, 2011

        I am sure you read the part which said he visited the family. Did he tell you when? how did you come up with the conclusion that he is only doing something now. we have to detach politics from these sort of things. the child is missing for a week now. What is important is what can we do as a community and nation to ensure she is found. We need to pray, search and share information with the family and police. Where the polititians come in is to enact legislation that will put in place here something similar to the Amber alert in the united states and if there is anyone who is believed to be holding that child an APB (All points bulleting) be put on on this person and that this be done in a timely fashion too. Stop being petty and beffy.

        • Out of touch
          February 23, 2011

          Pomgranate: There is nothing in my comment other than the 1st sentence which refers to a “he” or a “politician”, so you are the one who need to detach the politics. I couldn’t care less if he visited the family. My comment still stands.

        • I agree
          February 23, 2011

          I don’t know why kelver dont shut his mouth and do his job why he have to bring politics in that, when he know he is telling lie about the the labour party is worried about the child my boy speak for yourself and leave that dity labour party out now is not the time to sperate people this family need everyone right now no matter what color they wearing because it could have been anyone of us so mr darroux i realize you very arrogante and nieve and you have to stop your nonesence with that dirty labour party who even causing all this thing to be taking place in our country base on provity no food, money, work , stop it kelver it is not a labour problem is everyone problem

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