IN PICTURES: Rain causes havoc on Christmas Eve

Section of the Castle Comfort main road
Section of the Castle Comfort main road

It was supposed to be the biggest shopping day of the year in anticipation of the biggest day of the year.

But torrential rains on the morning of Christmas Eve turned the stretch of road from Castle Comfort to Roseau into a nightmare of mud, dirty water, snarled traffic, nervous pedestrians and flooded homes.

A sleepy ravine, La Riviere Canawie, in Castle Comfort, was turned into an angry wall of water which tossed a forty-foot container around like a toy.

Water and mud from the ravine also flooded the Evergreen and Anchorage hotels.

In Fortune, the raging waters refused to take is normal path, following the Fortune Road instead, flooding several homes with water, mud and debris lower down in Citronier.

Heavy equipment soon appeared on the scene but the damage was done and the southern part of the island was already cut off.

Meanwhile, pedestrians abandoned public transportation, en masse, and some cases, even private vehicle owners parked their vehicles and opted to walk to Roseau instead.

See photos below.

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134 Comments

  1. December 27, 2013

    THANK GOD IT WAS NOT WORST GOD LOVES DOMINICA THE WORLD WEATHER IS CHANGING DUE TO MANS MEDDLEING CUTTING DOWN THE FOREST I LOVE DOMINICA I WAS BORN NEW YORK RAISED AND SCHOLLED IN DOMINICA 1936 TO 1950

  2. DANZIGER
    December 26, 2013

    Sacre GACE you all not easy, leave the PM alone.

  3. Doc. Love
    December 26, 2013

    St. Lucia and St. Vincent suffered a similar fate as a result of the bad weather experienced through out the Eastern Caribbean, in particular the Windward Islands. Dr. Ralph Gonzales, Prime Minister of St. Vincent who was out of state at the time, cut short his trip and returned to St. Vincent. Dr. Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister of St. Lucia, unlike Skeritt, was in St. Lucia at the time, addressed the St. Lucians on Wednesday as regards the disaster. Skeritt claims he and his Government l o v e s Dominicans in particular the elderly, I understood he is missing in action. What a beautiful way to show interest in the elderly, the young people and the whole of Dominica. By the way, Mr. Jashua Francis of the UWP, the future PalRep of Roseau South who was out of Dominica at the time of the disaster, called the radio station to express his concern.

    • Justice and Truth
      December 27, 2013

      Why be so hard on the PM? Toronto and some parts of Ontario had a power outage, now for a week for some people, due to snow and an ice storm. I thought, I have yet to hear the Federal PM speak including my MP and MPP or anyone of them in different constituents. The Canadian Parliament and Legislature have closed for the Christmas holidays.
      I only heard the Mayor, his deputy and an authority of Hydro Ontario speak and give updates on Radio (since there was no power; in some areas, still not) including the Premier of Ontario.
      To this day I have not yet heard anyone complain and blame these others who they expected to speak on air. While these authorities are away, their deputy temporarily substitute for them.

  4. Rachel
    December 26, 2013

    Way papa Skerrit nee marler. How did the man know the weather was going to be that bad? It is so embarassing to read these comments. Makes my people seem very unintelligent.

  5. Man on the Ground
    December 26, 2013

    ADMIN. Should it take me 72 hours for you to publish my story. i am very respectful to each and every one. i dont call the names of people. all i did was to correct someone who said that mr linton was in cuba which was a total lie. the other blogger can make it with their lies but i cant .how long will i stay in moderation ?not long

  6. Anonymous
    December 26, 2013

    Admin DNO
    I am wondering what it takes to publish a comment when there are no curse words, no insults, no politics. I could go on and on. I have read several posts on this site and they derogatory to the writers, yet when some posts are well written they are not published. Maybe you all want people to be rude when writing – this you will never get from my post, by the way have a merry Christmas while you consider the THE TRUE guidelines for publishing a comment!!!!!

  7. Concerned citizen
    December 25, 2013

    I am really saddened by all this destruction at home at this time of Christmas cheer!! I want to sympathise with those affected in whatever way. But I also have to say that it is a wonderful sight to see how the villagers pulled together and immediately began working to clean up and assist so that the country can return to normality as soon as possible!!! Well done guys!!! We have to use these terrible events to focus and bring back the love!!! May God bless my country and its people!! One love!! Merry Christmas to all and may we be blessed in the New Year and beyond!!!!

  8. Ella prosper
    December 25, 2013

    I hope we the ppl a praying we the ppl need that :oops: :-?

  9. Shabbeh
    December 25, 2013

    LUCKY US IN DOMINICA

    Death toll from flooding rises to 5
    SNO – Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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    The death from the Christmas Eve flooding across the island now stands at five.

    Two bodies were reportedly discovered in Bexon; the body of a young man was found in Grace; a body was retrieved in Micoud; and a police officer was killed last night.

    BEXON: A body was discovered in Crownlands (just before Marc). It has so far been identified as a male known as ‘Taliban’. No further details on the second body.

    POLICE OFFICER: Calvin Louis was reportedly crushed by a wall while trying to help persons in an area in Vieux-Fort city. Louis is from Piaye, Laborie and was working as a Special Services Unit (SSU) officer in Vieux-Fort at the time of his death.

    MICOUD: There are reports that two bodies were discovered but our news team can only confirm one so far.

    Much of the southern and western sections of the island are still without water, electricity and telecommunications service.

  10. Shabbeh
    December 25, 2013

    Very Luck In Dominica…Please Read People….

    8 die in heavy rains on island of St. Vincent
    9:46 AM Thursday Dec 26, 2013

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    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) At least eight people have died in heavy rains and floods on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent, officials said Wednesday.

    The government’s National Emergency Management Organization said that one of those who died is an 18-year-old college student. One man was reported missing.

    The rains and flooding prompted Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves to cut short a family vacation that had taken him to England and Rome, and he was due to return home Thursday. Photos posted by the Vatican showed that Gonsalves had met with Pope Francis.

    People also lost their homes. In the heavily hit area of North Leeward in northwest St. Vincent, where a family of five died when a house crashed into their home, about 40 people showed up at a school converted into a shelter. Nicole Bonadies-Baker from the Education Ministry said that she expected more people to seek refuge there.

    There was also extensive flooding and damage elsewhere in the eastern part of the Caribbean. Police in the nearby island of St. Lucia say that a man died there when a wall fell on him.

    Traditional Christmas Eve midnight religious services were cancelled and several churches in the capital of Castries opened their doors to stranded people.

    “It’s the worst Christmas I will ever spend,” said Jude Francis, his clothes soaked from the rains.

    St. Lucia Prime Minister Kenny Anthony described the damage as an emergency and a major setback for the country.” ”I don’t think I can recall when we have had such heavy rainfall on the eve of Christmas,” he said.

    In the nearby island of Dominica, dozens of homes and at least two hotels were evacuated and several roads were blocked by mudslides.

    The cluster of thunderstorms came as the small islands were crowded with holiday tourists. Showers were expected to linger over the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic throughout Wednesday.

    ________

    Associated Press reporter Guy Ellis contributed reporting from Castries, St. Lucia.

  11. Shabbeh
    December 25, 2013

    We in Dominica can say that the lord is watching over us and we are very luck and fortunate in not having any fatalities..Compared to St.Lucia that has 5 deaths and St.Vincent where 4 is missing due to the heavy rainfall yesterday…Thank you lord…

    • Shabbeh
      December 25, 2013

      SORRY..SUPPOSE TO HAVE WRITTEN 8 DEATHS IN ST.VINCENT

  12. believer
    December 25, 2013

    Thanks for the pictures DNO.

    Merry Christmas to your staff.

  13. pedro
    December 25, 2013

    Dominicans, the country is crying for change. Please listen.

  14. December 25, 2013

    My heart and prayers goes out to those familys that are affected in this Disester, hold on keep strong you will surly get back on your feet.
    God bless you all, Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring you good forturne, Remember the good Lord is in control.
    love and peace from my family to yours.

  15. I wonder...
    December 25, 2013

    Just looking at this pics and wondering……Is China the new Public Works?

  16. Nature girl
    December 25, 2013

    Dominicans, lets be real and thankful to God for the Bible says, “In everything we are to be thankful” We should all join our hearts and hands together and praise God because we still have life; St. Vincent and St. Lucia experience the same thing.

    Lets get back to the Bible and turn from our wicked ways. God is loving and forgiving.

  17. hmmmmmmmmmmmm
    December 25, 2013

    Soufriere/Scottshead locked in….in pictures of the landslides?

  18. Liam
    December 25, 2013

    From England good bless you all I love Dominica

  19. Vee
    December 25, 2013

    Nice to see the New Town people helping themselves I am sorry for your loses. Mona I see u

  20. December 25, 2013

    To all my people in Dominica I know you will overcome this with unity just as us in St.Lucia.Keep the faith.Love you all.

  21. LEE
    December 25, 2013

    Sorry for those who were affected badly by this storm but this is lesson to learn to much hatred on the island. God is in control stop blaming the PM for nature happenings

  22. on deployment.
    December 25, 2013

    God has turned his back on the present party.
    Merry Christmas Dominica

    Stationed in Afghanistan

  23. Rule
    December 25, 2013

    Since Skeritt is rounding up his illegal voters in NJ, who is in charge when he’s not in the country. I was expecting a news conference from someone in Gov’t to address this unfortunate disaster. Merry to all my fellow Dominicans those who are affected and those who are not.

  24. miss fashion
    December 24, 2013

    I sorry for those people house that licking

  25. miss fashion
    December 24, 2013

    I feel sorry for roseau people alas lord i pray for the twelve year old child

  26. Anonymous
    December 24, 2013

    Just my observation: When disaster strikes people should come together and comfort each other. I am ashamed of some of the ridiculous comments made by some people during this difficult time. Furthermore, I am even more ashamed that DNO posted them. Dominicans are resilient people in time of crisis. I feel for the people the flood has affected. God is good all the time. We just have to believe.

    Admin: We do not only publish opinions that we agree with.

  27. December 24, 2013

    My people of Dominica, I am sure that many of you have not read the message of the Bible to know that scripture which I have quoted below, so please be sure to read it and to take heed of its message in “Spirit and in Truth”

    The apostle John writes about the situations which will be effective at the end of times–which is the intensive end of humankind, those who remained conformed by “choice” and “free will” to the system of existence, which was implemented by man himself–as they chose to ignored the message of Life from God Almighty, He who has the Supreme Authority in Life–which He give to man by His nature “Love”

    Here is what is spoken at Revelation 6: 12-17 once again I ask you all to take this message very seriously. The apostle John writes:

    12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

    13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

    14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

    15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

    16 And they said to the mountains and rocks, fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

    17 For the great day of His wrath has come; and who shall be able to stand it?

    • December 24, 2013

      For those of you who are thinking that the end of the ages will only take 1 day–what you all are thinking is the “end of the world” –which is of the philosophy of man, not of God–please note that at the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 24, Jesus tells us through His disciples: 21 “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.

      22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

      So here we who have accepted the Life which Jesus died that we might live through His blood–we have assurance that even if we might suffer through the great tribulation–we will survive those days. Why should we not accept that Divine promise from our God of Life in Love

      In Toronto this passed few days we had 250,000 people left in a blackout as black as night–we had nothing basic in our homes for 36 hours. Those of us who live in the high-rises were faced with the dilemma of walking a dark hallway and stairs from 25 floors and more–so to get some warm food or a cup of hot coffee. It is said that this has never happened in the history of Toronto.

      People of Dominica, God is our Living God in the Person of His Son of the flesh–His Person of Love–whom we know as Jesus Christ.

      God Almighty is speaking the message of Life in Love to us today, by the Power of His
      “Supernatural Influence” who is Holy Spirit.

      God gives us the gifts of wisdom, understanding, and discernment to know what is His good, acceptable, and perfect will of Life, that we might know Him and to do His Will that we might live. Let those who have ears hear what the Spirit is saying.

  28. Anonymous
    December 24, 2013

    Merry chrismas mr prime minister, to you and your new family, from the diaspora family, from the people of pte michel. dont forget the new police station , and the fire station waiting to be build, the the land has alraedy been bourth,

  29. Fair play
    December 24, 2013

    We have a disaster management plan.Yet no public message from this committee.?
    Who is the minister responsible for this.?

  30. "O" STRESS"
    December 24, 2013

    God help them for they know not where their heads are stuck btw their ???? The almighty is not a politician wake up my people, wake up! the last days are upon us according to the book of revelations open you all eyes, and stop being judge, jury, and executioner. The whole world is listening.

  31. December 24, 2013

    peace on earth

  32. Rastafari
    December 24, 2013

    Search HAARP on the web, and you folks will understand what is happening for real!

  33. Francisco Telemaque
    December 24, 2013

    Anonymous December 24, 2013
    “My Fellow Dominicans…. God is speaking to us, he is wide awake God does not sleep. We need to turn to God….”

    Anonymous; Whereas what you wrote above may make sense to you; I am here to tell you that God does not speak to people in any way shape or form that causes pain and misery for any one. If one is to be blamed for such devastation, the devil is responsible; and mind you the devil is real, an evil sprit which posse many.

    Remember this: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

    Most of the people with political power in the world are dominated by wicked sprits assigned by satan to rule, and control the mind of these people who holds high office; that is why we have no justice in the world, even in Dominica.

    The damage caused by the weather is something natural, there are four seasons on earth, Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. We are experiencing winter right now, hence even in the tropics such as Dominica, and the rest of the Caribbean winter does have an effect on the islands at this time of the year, in Dominica we usually have heavy rain fall.

    The pattern has not changed over the centuries. Storms are not unique to this earth only, there are other planets out there where wind moves more than three hundred miles per hour constantly, all of that has to do with the maintenance of life on this planet earth.

    I am not going into the latter you see because, (I doh no much, and since I doh want to hear I know about everything, I cooking Goat water, so have a good evening, I going to drink goat water, and eat dumpling and yellow yarm).

    When I am finished I am going to watch a movie somebody wanted to put me in and I did not know the person was serious; I laughed at the person until yesterday when they handed me a copy of the movie, ant told me to enjoy it.

    Anyway I am invited to participate in a shoot in February, I think I go be in dat wan oui!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  34. FAST N FURIOUS
    December 24, 2013

    Disaster from Coast to Coast!Some of us think God sleeping.Keep spewing your curse on innocent Dominica.All I know we make Dominica,Dominica didn’t make us.

  35. VI Vibez
    December 24, 2013

    I this time of grief, let us all pause for a moment, and listen to that still small voice of the Lord. He needs our attention, gor the bible says, in the last days perilious times shall come. Let us open up our eyes…these days are not coming, they are already here. So many disasters, crimes etc are t along place . My fellow Dominicans let us put all our petty differences aside and begin to come together as one. Let us unite. For the lord is coming soon. My prayers to the family of the little girl. I know it is very hard to deal with, Ib pray that God gives you the strength to go through.

  36. Tell it like is
    December 24, 2013

    Wow, to many ass talking MAMA LOOKS on this site, look in the mirror before you guys start blaming people for all your short coming and get a life, or better yet go suck on a BANANA. PM this and PM that you people can’t not a thing to advance your self much more this country development.

  37. Nostalgia
    December 24, 2013

    In slide number 21 is that a woman or a man?

  38. josian
    December 24, 2013

    Way papa Angela and her family must be happy de pm at their house again.but it is not the pm that cause de bad weather.lay off the pm this time it has nothing do with him.but it is not over pray Dominicans pray.da can’t afford this.and people stop saying it is a curse .on less is all you that put one.

  39. GARVIN SEAMAN GEORGE
    December 24, 2013

    look like the pm don’t have a family.is he the one that sent the rain

  40. Man on the Ground
    December 24, 2013

    @ fast . you is such a fool.i love reading your blogs on DNO . but from the time you said that linton was in cuba and i just saw the man 15 minute ago. now i understand the path the you are riding on.

  41. Man on the Ground
    December 24, 2013

    @ Fast N . you have no idea what you are talking about. i was just coming from roseau 10 minute ago and me and mr linton had a smile on the newtown road . so what the hell are you talking about. i just aly up the man. he is not in cuba . go get your story right befor you comment.

  42. Black man
    December 24, 2013

    It happened so close to me 8-O

  43. Observer
    December 24, 2013

    I know for a fact that Planning asked this Haitian guy to move the container on the river bank on several occasions……They should sue him for the damage caused.

    • Newtown Massive
      December 27, 2013

      True but they also have the power by Law to remove it and make him pay the bill and also to stop the construction!

  44. real talk
    December 24, 2013

    i am happy to haer all ur nice words Grell but there is one thing u and some others not doing is that when the pm and his group doing i am not seeing no comment for u , so a u saying is only we alone that is doing wrong and when it is the other way its ok

    • careforall
      December 25, 2013

      Domincan must stop blameing the pm! i live in France and we are haveing the same kind of wearther! poepl look at the world news!

    • grell
      December 26, 2013

      what is the pm doing wrong,did he send the rain,dominica has too much division with politics,forget the politics and live happy and freely with your famil friends and neighbors,what ever they are doing god will deal with them my friend.

  45. just
    December 24, 2013

    @ 4 CARS Christmas is fake there is no part in the bible that says Jesus was born on Christmas day

    • December 24, 2013

      Just.

      I agree they can’t show us where in the Bible it say Juses was born on December 25th. Hello can the Pope or any of his followers prove that.

    • derp
      December 24, 2013

      RETARDED, THEY NEVER SAID HE WAS BORN ON THAT DAY THEY PICK A DAY TO CELEBRATE HIS BIRTH RETARDED…

      • December 30, 2013

        Derp.

        Hello and good afternoon to you. Well we can have a discussion without resorting to name calling and using derogatory language. Happy New Year my people and let us all strive to make our country better.

    • Frenz
      December 24, 2013

      December 25 was the day the pagans used to celebrate the birt of the sun.

      The bible totally contradicts the designated birthday of Christ. Shepards don’t tend their flock by night in the winter . Yes December is brutally cold in judea.

    • Anonymous
      December 25, 2013

      u smart people no one ever said that he was born on christmas day…we only chose this day to celebrate his birth….so if u don’t know anything don’t comment and embarrass yourself

    • anonymous2
      December 25, 2013

      Let them have their fantasy. They don’t want to know the truth.

  46. Anonymous
    December 24, 2013

    Clean Dominica!

  47. Doc. Love
    December 24, 2013

    Thank you DNO for the pictures. I hope Skeritt had a look at the pictures. While the Island is going through this agony, it is alleged, Skeritt was wining and dining in another country. I wonder if their is one Prime Minister in the whole wide world who isn’t spending the Christmas with his people. Is very unfortunate that during this time of love and goodwill, it is alleged that not even the Cabinet knew where he was during the commencement of the disaster. According a confirmed source, he was suppose to be meeting Dominicans in New Jersey, however, when certain members of his cabinet tried to communicate with him , he could not be found. I was reminded that this isn’t the first time that Skeritt has been away from the country during a disaster. Knowing Mr. Lennox Linton, he will not make those kinds of mistakes.

    • FAST N FURIOUS
      December 24, 2013

      For your information,Lennox and Ron are in Cuba.

      • mac
        December 24, 2013

        and I can confirm that,they are both in cuba so whats your point about the pm the man is very pro active.give the man a break he is not god.

      • Malgraysa
        December 24, 2013

        You are losing your credibility my friend. They are in their home country.I saw Lennox in Dominica today. Maybe you are trying to be funny, I don’t know, but it all sounds very sour to me.

      • Doc. Love
        December 24, 2013

        For your information, Mr. Lennox Linton is not yet the Prime Minister. He is not the leader of the country.

      • rescue 911
        December 24, 2013

        they are not the leaders.the pm is in new jersey having a red clinic.

      • POOR DOMINICA
        December 24, 2013

        @ the Skerrit Foo, called FAST AND FURIOUSFor the timne being Lennox is not the PM.However for you failing heart,here is the bad news for you. Lennox will be the PM in 2014.

      • Get the facts
        December 24, 2013

        For your information, they are both in Dominica, so please confirm your story before posting.

      • nuffy
        December 24, 2013

        for your infor lennox and ron are in Dominica but skerro is in the us

    • Mamizoo
      December 24, 2013

      Give it a break – Isn’t the plight of the people more important than our partisan politics. Rise above this pettiness.

      What difference does it make after the fact whether or not the PM is in the country or not. I detest such behavior where we blame the PM for everything. It is the same behavior we saw from Laborites when Eugenia Charles was in office and when Edison was in office . A bird sh###t and it is the fault of the PM.

    • Anonymous
      December 24, 2013

      Actually president of the free world and his family (the Obamas) are in Hawaii. It’s part of America but everyone needs time off from the job. Everything is one person fault. Geez

    • laplaine princess
      December 24, 2013

      God is in control of all this not man so stop blaming Skerrit and go on your knees and pray for the country.

    • Anonymous
      December 24, 2013

      Obama is in Honolulu

    • Anonymous
      December 24, 2013

      U think the cabinet don’t know where he is really. They well know. Is just that they don’t want ignorant and stupid ppl like u to be harassing the man. What can he do, is he that tell the rain to come and mess up all u plans for xmas and to flood ppl house. The man has a life also even if he is pm so he has right to spend his holiday where he’s well pls. If that didn’t happen, ppl like u wouldn’t give 2 foot where and with who he spending xmas

    • I Wonder?????
      December 25, 2013

      I wonder if “Skerrit” as you say it was there, whether the storm would subside. Seriously!! we need to take it a notch downward, why are we politicking even the storms of life. The way some folks are getting on these days, I believe that if the sun refuses to shine they will say is “Skerrit” that causing that. Come on people we must be better than that and to know when to separate politics. Let us channel our praises and anguish at the right target. Have a blessed Christmas.

    • Doc. Love
      December 25, 2013

      The evil that men do no longer lives with them but with their children. Sorry, Dominica, your children had to go through this experience on Christmas Eve, while your leaders, quite frankly does not give a darn. :mrgreen:

    • Gloria
      December 25, 2013

      What are you saying that the Pm knew there will be heavy rain and disaster so he left the country? These are situation that we could hardly correctly predict

    • anonymous2
      December 25, 2013

      Nothing unusual about that.

  48. Anthony Ismael
    December 24, 2013

    Both.
    Lol.

  49. Anonymous
    December 24, 2013

    My Fellow Dominicans…. God is speaking to us, he is wide awake God does not sleep. We need to turn to God….

    • bell
      December 25, 2013

      We need to get closer to God, this is just a wake call serve him in spirit and in truth!!

  50. Ashley
    December 24, 2013

    Merry Christmas DNO and thanks for deleting 99% of my posts in 2013. May God bless you richly.

    • anonymous2
      December 25, 2013

      Nothing like good ‘ol censorship is there .

  51. FAST N FURIOUS
    December 24, 2013

    All this is happening because of the curse coming from dem haters are putting on Dominica.Just read some of the comments,does Skerrit has anything to do with the disaster.Some are asking of his where about but they are not asking the where about of Lennox.In times like now people we should be together as one.Stop that pointing finger and let’s join hands.All for each and each for all.

    • %
      December 24, 2013

      @ FAST N FURIOUS……WELL SAID…Those GREEDY politicians who govern this land are causing God to remind them that he is alive and well. They take from the needy, pocket it here and elsewhere, while poor people on island are catching hell IN POVERTY, AND NOW IN NATURAL DISASTER. But thanks be to God their EVIL, WICKED, CRUEL and DICTATORIAL rule over this land is coming to an end.

    • Bones
      December 25, 2013

      It is raining all over the Caribbean.We are to small minded,think of it like snow,it can be a disaster

    • change is a must
      December 25, 2013

      u dumb arse is lenox linton a mp for any part of dominica? is he the illegal pm so y should we care where he is now?

    • Roast plantain
      December 25, 2013

      Yes, it is a curse. Not the because Dominica has a tropical climate that is characterized by heavy rains. This is not typical of Dominica’s climate at all! It is a curse or the hand if God punishing Domincans for their sins.

      Alas, why people so stupid?

  52. FAST N FURIOUS
    December 24, 2013

    OMG,where is Lennox and Ron?

    • ()
      December 24, 2013

      I think they are in NEW JERSEY, fighting a losing cause,because they will soon be out of office. You don’t see they cannot bray on this medium 18-3 again. I can see lots of light at the ending of the tunnel. SOMETHING IS HAPPENING, ISN’T THAT EXCITING?

    • Mr Gouty
      December 25, 2013

      is Lennox and Ron the pm

    • Bones
      December 25, 2013

      Must be having a good time.. :wink:

    • SMH
      December 26, 2013

      You forget one ting. Linton and Ron NOT THE PRIME MINISTER!!!

  53. Skerrit_Bashing_Crew
    December 24, 2013

    A message from God for Dominicans to get back to our spiritual values, to much wrong doings in our country.

    • ()
      December 24, 2013

      YEAH God is angry about the GREEDIES WHO STEAL from the needy. They have brought a curse upon this land. vengeance upon them GREEDIES.SUSPECT GOD WILL DESTROY THEM IF THEY DON’T CHANGE FROM THEIR GREEDY WAYS.

  54. tanka
    December 24, 2013

    Dominicans are happy people god will heal your wounds and help you move forward …. from st.vincent & the grenadines with love to my second home..see you soon.

  55. Jbfox
    December 24, 2013

    My prayer is with those who are affected.

  56. Smiley
    December 24, 2013

    I wonder if is Skeritt that caused the place to flood too? hmm. thinking

    • ...................
      December 24, 2013

      @Smiley When is anything good is Skerrit, but when its bad its not him. Good thing he will soon be kicked out. Terrible leader.Are you one of the greedy ones taking and grabbing from the needy Smiley? JUST ASKING. YOU SOUND GREEDY.

  57. Shermaine
    December 24, 2013

    God is ALWAYS in control. Stay safe my people.
    This disasters always brings our people together and makes us stronger. All these politricks have gotten so out of hand everyone’s views are so skewed that it takes something like this to put the bickering on a side for a while.
    If only we would heed from these lessons but it seems that most just go right back to their “I & ME” attitudes.

    • Ba Yo Bwa
      December 24, 2013

      Except for the part about god, we’d like to agree with you, and also to add that the way we learn from this disaster is to: )1 acknowledge and accept the theory of global warming as fact, and 2) take seriously the need to plan and execute an environmentally friendly policy that seeks to mitigate the rising trend of natural disasters which arise every time we have torrential rains. We all – as you said – should put all politics aside in the quest to make Dominica safe for all.

  58. Posssi massive
    December 24, 2013

    All this is skerrit fault…stupes

    • dog bite
      December 24, 2013

      Are my people really that stupid or ignorant?

    • caca dominique
      December 25, 2013

      a u guys for real skerit is god u all a so naieve

    • boney
      December 25, 2013

      But dno n da.vibes doe pass lapwet man hmmmm

  59. December 24, 2013

    Well all u pm in new jersey.to my understanding they were having a red party on sunday.rounding up voters,

    • FAST N FURIOUS
      December 24, 2013

      What is Lennox doing in Cuba?

      • BRAIN DAMAGE
        December 24, 2013

        LENNOX is in Cuba seeking help for those who are affected.
        Skerrit is in New Jersey rounding up voters.

  60. SkerritDoThat
    December 24, 2013

    OMG Where is skerrit in our time of need? Where is Ambrose, Austrie, Timothy? Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy?

  61. 4CARS
    December 24, 2013

    All my comments are posted to DNO staff, since they are the only people reading them. People forget the true meaning of Christmas, so the good Lord is trying to open our eyes to the true meaning and purpose of Christmas. Now we say, “Happy Holidays.” Christ is completely removed from the picture. Take what all you get. We must first know that Christ is the reason for Christmas – and not just making party preparations and giving gifts to people whose birthday its not. Christ wants us to give him ourselves. By so doing we’ll love one another, share with each other irrespective of the day and season. When we give Christ our lives we will then know the true and full meaning of Christmas, and He will guide us safely as He guided the wise men to the stable where the baby Jesus was born. Get with the program! God’s program. And He will prevent all these calamities from happening to us.

    • DBusiness
      December 24, 2013

      Its just bad weather….nothing to do with Jesus -_-…Calm down heifer

      • 4CARS
        December 24, 2013

        Bad weather you say? we remain in a sinful state/condition and that’s just the beginning. God will always protect his Children. If “Mother Nature” had no controller the whole planet would have already been blown away in pieces. Go read a Bible, you atheist.

      • reality
        December 25, 2013

        Jesus is the reason for the season.

    • Ba Yo Bwa
      December 24, 2013

      Ah ha! Centuries now, humans are unable to tell the real nature of God, or if there is really one for that matter. Man is still unable to show concrete proof of the God of whom you speak. Seems like now you alone know that he lives, and that this freakish storm and natural disaster is evidence of His revenge on a society gone astray. Check your comment again. Do you really think that some all-forgiving god is so vengeful on his own creation? If he is, and if he exists as you say, me self want nothing to do with him. People such as yourself only serve to drive away souls. Have some empathy and show sympathy for sufferers. And is you live in DA, go and extend your generosity (if you have any).

      • Toomatoe Tomato
        December 24, 2013

        When I see the moon and stars, the sea and the sun and all living things, I know for certain no human beings did them. So Yes, There is a God, whom in HIS infinite goodness made all that available to us but not for us to worship them above HIM. But for us to enjoy and respect.

        We should also never try to believe we are God – but put God above all things and all humans and wait on HIM when he believes you deserve that something he will give it to us. We have to learn to wait on God. Don’t hurry HIM.

      • 4CARS
        December 24, 2013

        Go and pray to Skerritt for some “generosity.” As you said: I don’t have any. “Silver and Gold have I none; but such as I have I offer to you.” Be wise, get wisdom, call on God and be delivered. That’s more than silver and gold. But I guess you want money! as usual. You won’t be satisfied though you have enough.

      • unknown
        December 24, 2013

        I pray that GOD-YES GOD THE POWERFUL AND LIVING GOD- will open you blind spiritual eyes so you can know the truth. So many things in this world can make you doubt that there is a GOD-so i understand- but I pray that you’ll know the truth and accept it before you die so that you will be with him in heaven- instead of doubting and then when the heavens open and GOD returns you’ll say–no shit it was true.!

      • Jesus is Love
        December 25, 2013

        God is a God of love buy he is also a God of Judgment.

    • BEB
      December 24, 2013

      Could they held back the rain? My people, please stop the politricing

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      December 24, 2013

      “4cars” your name does give any encouragement…for the spiritual encouragement you have given.

    • Marlpardee
      December 25, 2013

      Amen!

    • anonymous2
      December 25, 2013

      Christmas is a pagan ritual which had nothing to do with Christ until they turned it around.

  62. Where is PM?
    December 24, 2013

    Is the PM out of state during another disaster.?

    • labarite
      December 24, 2013

      he went to bring his son to America to see santaclaus since those santa claus in Venezuela, china and cuba not smiling enough, lol :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • grell
      December 24, 2013

      thats why all these disaters are happening,jump on the pm he’s not the almighty,you people need to stop all this political hatred and live as one,did the pm know that all this rain was coming,wake up people,these are signs of god,love and live in unity.look @ the pics thats a good thing that the young men are helping the community,thank them instead.

      • Malgraysa
        December 24, 2013

        Didn’t he say he is doing God’s work??

      • ...................
        December 24, 2013

        Bad leaders. GOD IS WARNING YOU ALL. TAKE HEED. MONEY IS NOT ALL.Look after the poor ones please. GOD IS ANGRY AT YOU ALL.

    • Ba Yo Bwa
      December 24, 2013

      On the one hand, when it suits folks like you, you criticize the man for not being on island in times of tragedies like this one. it’s as if you want to give him god-like features. And then on the other hand you people lambaste the man for seeming to assume dictatorial tendencies in executing the duties of the office. What do you guys want in Dominica? A demigod, ruthless dictator, or a benevolent despot?

      • Anthony Ismael
        December 24, 2013

        Both.
        Lol.

      • JoJo
        December 24, 2013

        We don’t want none of those. We just want a normal, caring person. Bring back Pierro.

    • citizen
      December 25, 2013

      So what! Did he know there was going to be a disaster this week-end? Is he a prophet?

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