UPDATE: Student dies in Calibishie accident

Prince died in the accident
Prince died in the accident

A student from the North East Comprehensive High School, Paul Prince, was killed in an accident on Thursday afternoon.

Police PRO, Inspector John Carbon, said the accident occurred around 4:30 pm in a collision between a Nissan pickup truck and a bicycle being ridden by Prince.

The pick up truck was being driven by Patrickson Shillingford of Woodford Hill.

Carbon stated that Prince sustained multiple injuries and was transported to the Marigot Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A coroner’s inquest will be convened and a post mortem will follow.

Investigations are continuing, Carbon said.

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  1. Shame shame
    March 25, 2014

    My sincere condolences to the family.
    This! my fellow Dominicans is why we need a state of the art hospital NOT a state Palace. I am sure they could have saved this young mans life with the proper 911 first responders in place.
    I pray for peace for the mother and father and siblings of this young boy.

  2. Simply the Truth
    March 23, 2014

    I am so sorry to read of a young, promising life, a student is gone through a vehicular accident. Too young! Sadly, we cannot bring him back. However, it leaves me wondering who is at fault and could this accident have been avoided.
    I can imagine the driver of the vehicle is saddened that a young life is lost. I do visualize that it is traumatic for him. May God help you and grant you peace.
    To the family of young Prince, my prayers are with you as you mourn his loss. God be with you.

  3. March 23, 2014

    RIP deepest sympathy goes to the family on both sides

  4. Tonny
    March 23, 2014

    Gone to soon. What a wast of life, so so young. The road in Calibishie Village needs to be a 20 MPH zone as there are no pedestrian side walk. My condolence to the family, villagers and friends. RIP Prince.

  5. Anonymous
    March 22, 2014

    :( sad to hear
    and wish the family all the best
    may god bless them and keep them strong amen

  6. March 22, 2014

    :( my youngest uncle has gone hope you gone to the right place much love

    • Simply the Truth
      March 23, 2014

      To you and your family, please accept my sympathy. May his soul rest in peace. Amen!.

  7. Anonymous
    March 22, 2014


  8. Anonymous
    March 22, 2014

    Past an gone be well

  9. no name
    March 22, 2014

    :( R.I.P. to this young boy .so sad to see your life is taking at this young age ………..sympathy goes out to the parents and family of prince

  10. Disgusted
    March 22, 2014

    Rest in peace and to your family may God comfort you in your time of sorry . So because he was rude defiant etc. he has a right to die this way? we have to be careful how we sympathize in times like these. to the driver and his family you guys are suffering too. may you find comfort in the Lord

  11. trouble
    March 22, 2014

    Condolences to the boys family. We know all of us human beings are capable of good and bad. But the truth is the truth. Children always should have respect for their parents. Our parents are not always right, but let the Lord deal with them. Because the Bible also say, parents provoke not your children to anger.

    Everything we do in life be it good or bad, there are consequences. If we do good in school, we know the outcome is positive. If we do bad in school, we know the consequences are negative. That’s the fact of life. I have children of my own, but I am not with them 24 hours a day. I will like to know they are not doing bad things, but if they are doing bad things and I am covering up for them, u bet things are going to blow up in my face. Lord help us and help our children to obey their parents, and obey the laws of society.

  12. From Calibishie
    March 22, 2014

    Over the past 20 years there has been a number of vehicular accidents taking place in Calibishie. I pray this would be the last one.

    1996/97 – An accident involving Mr. Armour took the life of a school boy near the Calibishie primary school.

    A few years after, a young boy was hospitalized after getting into an accident with a vehicle while crossing the street near Calibishie Ridge junction. He survived.

    A few years later, Cocoshat (deceased) was hit by a vespa on the road near the Calibishie Ridge junction. Less than two weeks later, he died from his injuries.

    A few years after, Tehbeh…deaf old man…was hit by a speeding motorcycle. He was later confined to his bed and never fully recovered until he died.

    A few years later…Curvin was hit by a van in the corner above Tony’s tire shop. He survived the accident.

    Now…Prince is dead from another accident.

    It is time that we enforce the speed limit in Calibishie and anyone above the limit should be ticketed and fined. I call on the POLICE to enforce the speed limit in the community. I call on the the leaders and representatives of the community to take up the matter to the appropriate authorities. We’ve had too many lives lost through vehicular accidents. Let us do what is necessary to prevent another one from happening.

    R.I.P Prince

    • W Wallow
      April 20, 2014

      This is very true. The speed limit in built-up areas must be 20 MPH. This is a small Island and it does not take long to go anywhere even at that speed. It is well documented that there is 60% pedestrian survival if the car is doing 20MPH and >80% fatality when doing 30MPH. Drink driving should be prosecuted and mobile phones should not be used whilst driving.

  13. Carlyle Toussaint
    March 21, 2014

    This brought tears to my eyes
    This boy always made me smile every time I come home on vacation. Always full of energy and life, you could not pass in the village and not here his name call, he will surely be missed by me and all who know him.

  14. March 21, 2014

    :cry: sorry bro

  15. March 21, 2014

    sorry bro

  16. March 21, 2014

    My prayer goes out to both families involved. Shilling be strong.

  17. Anonymous
    March 21, 2014

    Knowing my brother driving for so many years now and thatsthe first accident i know of from him it really hurts me my heart goes out to the family of prince paul may the lord comfort u all through this tragic time.Rest in peace paul

  18. friend
    March 21, 2014

    R,I P

  19. parent
    March 21, 2014

    So sad RIP prince , my heart goes out to the family may the lord give you courage

  20. Anonymous
    March 21, 2014

    :( R.I.P paul we will miss u

  21. Anonymous
    March 21, 2014


  22. Will
    March 21, 2014

    R.I.P young man. To the driver, take courage. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  23. Anonymous
    March 21, 2014

    :( so sad :(

  24. via france
    March 21, 2014

    :cry: rip prince Paul and courage pour la famille…..maman. Et papa et toute les amis biggggggggggggg. fossssss

  25. long tooth
    March 21, 2014

    May the good Lord comfort both families. This is tragic for both victim and survivor. Take courage and refuge in the Lord.

    • bell
      March 21, 2014

      There is an appointment that we must meet, but it’s we to keep our house in order for we don’know when will be our time!!

  26. Hilvern
    March 21, 2014

    R.i.p prince Paul may your family fine comfort in the name of the lord.

  27. Vee
    March 21, 2014

    R.I.P Condolences to family and friends

  28. carlton joseph
    March 21, 2014

    All my best to the family RIP

  29. Anonymous
    March 21, 2014

    reat in peace prince.

  30. RIP
    March 21, 2014

    am so sorry RIP Prince Paul
    :( :cry:

  31. Anonymous
    March 21, 2014

    This is indeed a very very sad moment. Some folks may say this is not the time or place, but I am using this to plead with all children please please respect your parents, teachers and authority figure.
    Let us be honest, this young boy was extremely defiant, rude and had no respect for his mother. Her heart is breaking I am so so certain but we need to always know that the word of the Lord is true. Children obey your parents that your days may be long ….. . Let this be a wake up call for those of you who continue to be rude and rebellious, he did not get the opportunity to say Mom I am sorry. We need to take every lesson out of every situation. Let this be a lesson for all of us. BE RESPECTFUL AT ALL TIMES.

    • Anonymous
      March 21, 2014

      any way thats not the time to talk about rude all kids in this age groupe rude and some dont show it he had his good ways

      • Teacher
        March 21, 2014

        Y do we try to hide from facts???

      • Simply the Truth
        March 23, 2014

        I endorse what you stated. You did not deserve all those thumbs down. Some do not like to hear the truth. There are some who, now as adults forget what their childhood was like.

    • Hisexcellency101
      March 21, 2014

      Oh Please SHUT UP YOUR MOUTH!!!! Who are you to leak out this information……This is certainly No time for this nonsense. Nobody don’t need any info on this. Can’t believe a moron like you will come say this at a time like this. Learn and read the wise book and know there is a time for everything under the Sun. Again PLEASE SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • March 21, 2014

        you are the one who should SHUT your trap

      • A Girl From Caibishi
        January 17, 2015

        His excellency same Dan thing I wanted to say.SHUT THE HELL UP.!

    • tamram
      March 21, 2014

      Now is not the time, nor will it ever be to pass judgement or to deign to know God’s will. In this time of extreme grief for his parents, grief that will probably never be abated, I am sure that his mother wishes to have just one more moment with that “rude boy”. Learn some empathy. My condolences to the young man’s family. God bless and be encouraged.

      • Anonymous
        March 22, 2014

        As far as I read the comments were not made to pass judgement. They were stating facts. I know of a similar incident last year where a 16 year old lost his life in a vehicular accident. Again, a hard headed and disrespectful child. His mother had no idea he had left the house. She could not control him. Of course, her heart grieves for her lost child, as any mother’s would. Growing up, my father would drill this saying into our heads “disobedient children must get a blow.”

    • oh plzzzz
      March 21, 2014

      So wait because a child is rude he deserve to die on the street like a dog? U jus full of ….!!!

    • Anonymous
      March 21, 2014

      How is this comforting to the family?

    • oniun
      March 22, 2014

      I like tam ram comma it is time we take the truth and stop telling lie we some one goon

    • Eyeballs
      March 22, 2014

      It was not the boy’s fault but the devil using him as a vessel. God took him at the right time. If not maybe he would have done something worst. One less for satan to use to do his works.

    • Anonymous
      March 23, 2014

      SO TRUE

    • Simply the Truth
      March 23, 2014

      Yes! Be broadminded, caring and merciful. You should not have brought this up at a time as this when family members are mourning his loss. No matter what, they will mourn his accidental and sudden death for he is a son, a brother, relative and friend. God knows that everyone, child or adult has some good and bad in them.
      We should not blame the children until we hear two sides to the story. Are there any children on this earth who never back-chatted to their parents? How many children are willfully rude to their parents?
      Children are children and will always be children. Realistic parents who also look back will make this identical statement. They will also admit their fault, their attitude toward their children.
      Some parents could cause their children to back-chat/talk which is what it should be termed. They are impatient, shout at them, go on and on and never stop, even bringing up matters not related to the children which annoy them and cause them to talk-back.
      If you know what is contained in Holy Scriptures, it is stated, “Parents do not annoy your children”; words to that effect. This is why some children may appear rude and leave home.
      How many parents take a parental course and on how to communicate with their children? Some are not aware of that. I rest my views. This is food for your thoughts. Give it a good one.

    • Anonymous
      March 24, 2014

      I understand where you are coming from but most times parents ard also to blame , children are like sponges absorbing copying behaviour. Chldren need to be occupied not left to there own devices . I also believe one should not speak ill of the dead , so my condolences to his family and may he rest in peace

  32. Anonymous
    March 21, 2014

    rest in peace prince
    maselic be of good caurage god gave u ons boy and he took him back. My condolences to the paul family and also to the mother caurage brother

  33. March 21, 2014

    Condolences to the Prince family.

  34. March 21, 2014

    sorry to hear, my prayers goes out to the families of both involved.

  35. March 21, 2014

    My prayers goes out to the families of both involved in this accident. Young people please wear the protective gears, as machine and flesh does not complement each other, another youngster gone to soon. Blessings.

  36. Anonymous
    March 21, 2014

    Another young soul gone to soon, my heart goes out to his family and the family of the driver. Young people must realize they are not invisible on the road, please wear the protective gears. maybe, just maybe it would have made a difference in protecting the head. my prayers goes out to both side of the family. Blessings.

  37. Margaret Paul L
    March 21, 2014

    on behalf of my family i wish to thank all those who send condolences to us its people like you who makes it bearable to know that you care its the first time we are going through such tragic situation but with the help of god we will be comforted thank you all.

    • Simply the Truth
      March 23, 2014

      My heartfelt sympathy to each and everyone of you, his family. I realize it is no easy time for you and the rest of your family and that the shock of it is difficult to bear.
      We all have lost loved ones, young and older and will in the future as long as our life lasts. Only God knows how and by whatever means. The more we should be sympathetic.
      St. Paul said: “Rejoice with those who rejoice. Weep with those who weep.” It is a godly, Christian attribute and obligation which God has commanded and expects of us.
      God sees your grief. It always hurts his Most Sacred Heart when especially his people are sad and in mourning. This is why He is ever so near with his divine consoling love and help.
      Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “I will never forget you My people. I have carved you in the palm of my hand. I will never forsake you. I will not leave you orphaned. I will never forget My own…”
      His consoling power will see you through. Take heart. God bless you and your family.
      Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him, May his soul rest in peace. Amen!

  38. man in the tower
    March 21, 2014

    I and my family extend heartfelt sympathy to the family of Paul Prince. I do not know what happened, but I am sure that Shillingford and his family is also feeling it too. It didn’t have to take this one for us to realize that many villages in Dominica need speed bumps, especially places like Calibishie which already have had accidents of that sort occurring there. A human life is far to expensive, let us exercise the foresight in our planning.

    • christine connell
      March 21, 2014

      My sympathy goes to both families concerned in this terrible tragedy…

      Calibishie residents have requested speed bumps on the road on many occasions.

      Residents at the time even offered to do this work without cost to the Village Council, but it was refused on the understanding it has to be approved by the Government.

      Considering we have speed signs for 20 mph. when entering the Village I see very few drivers adhere to this.
      In fact I have seen some drivers in excess of 60 mph.
      So we have too see unfortunate accidents and deaths, before someone somewhere wakes up to the fact the traffic has to be slowed down.

      • AAA
        March 21, 2014

        I doubt the driver was speeding, he is a senior, but yes we do need speed bumps in calibishie

      • Eyeballs
        March 22, 2014

        Maybe the residents of Calibishie should start protesting for speed bumps. I have been to Calibishie a few times and drivers drive way too fast in an area where there are lots of kids especially in vincinity of the school. It’s a residential area and not a highway

      • Simply the Truth
        March 23, 2014

        As I have stated, a lot has to be done in Dominica. Each politician which represents those ridings/villages and each government department should be notified and they should do something about it so as to avoid future accidents, injuries and fatalities.
        Radars should also be placed on the roads. If drivers and riders of other vehicles do not adhere to it, they should pay the consequences of charges. A life does not have to be lost for this to be implemented.
        I must inform you further that I reside in Canada and the identical situation occurs. People have to die prior to government succumbing under the weight of public criticisms and lobbying to make those changes. It makes me angry. It could happen to anyone of us. They put cost before lives. I have stated and will continue to state that God will hold those authorities accountable be it when they die.
        The people of Calibishie and other villages should make a note of what should be done, what is dire necessity and inform the politicians who represents those areas. They must be persistent and persevere. God bless and good luck.

    • bee
      March 23, 2014

      Why are we not talking about that tall grass on the road, none of them could see each other coming, sadly someone had to die. I think the villagers need to do something, small children walk that rozad everyday from school and as a driver myself you cannot see anything coming. I personally believe that the height of the grass was responsible

      • Simply the Truth
        March 23, 2014

        For safety sake, such types of trees and grass which impede the vision of drivers should be trimmed or cut down. Inform your politician or village council about it.

  39. Anonymous
    March 21, 2014

    Not surprised at all. See them driving through the villages sometimes in excess of 50 mph. The other day I saw a policeman watching one of them speeding. Action? None! The police needs to start to enforce speed limits in the villages.

    • Redz
      March 22, 2014

      How can they enforce the speed limit , when they themselves driving is brush they brushing…don’t know how they driving down there, but in Marigot they have some reckless Police drivers…. My Condolences to the families of the decease ..my heart goes out to the driver, cuz I can only imagine the pain he’s going through….

    • lmckoy
      March 22, 2014

      You timidly hide behind the ‘Anonymous’ label to make a foolish comment in this sad situation. The police is still investigating and you were not present when the incident occurred, so how come you are talking about speeding? The families involved are going through enough grief and don’t need you adding to it with your inappropriate comment.

  40. sa pa sav
    March 21, 2014


  41. sympathy
    March 21, 2014

    So sad prince may the good lord bless your soul

  42. Native & indigenous
    March 21, 2014

    Shilling i feel for you, knowing you as a senior person i do not know you to be a careless driver, i do not know the circumstances that took place,but people on bikes should also exercise caution on the road, like this young man we never know when and how, may he rest in peace.

  43. Dominican
    March 21, 2014

    May his soul rest in peace. drivers be aware of pedestrians

  44. March 21, 2014

    R.I.P. Mr Prince
    my condolences go out to your family, to the Prince family, find comfort in the Lord cause he will strengten you

  45. March 21, 2014

    Rip I knw wat ur going through may u soul rest in peach I pray that the family find clousure for this is heart breaking

  46. Anonymous
    March 21, 2014


  47. Kalinago
    March 21, 2014

    Sorry you have to leave at this tender age. I pray for peace and comfort for your loved ones. I pray too that the driver of the vehicle too will find peace as I am sure that he too is affected. Rest in Peace, young Prince.

    March 21, 2014

    Drivers be careful children will be children. When we are on the road especially at the times school has been dismissed we have to be on the look out. No matter how much we talk to children they are going to mess up and that’s why we are there to pick up the slack. Sorry for the loss, death is never an easy situation, may the memories that you have shared warm your hearts and may God help you through this tough journey. My condolences.

  49. committed Dominican
    March 21, 2014

    I can envision this youngster being D A ‘s prime minister one day or the next best alrounder in cricket. So sorry. My condolences.

  50. gaza
    March 21, 2014

    damn this is sad,R.I.P young man.I pray and hope your parents get through this,no parent wants to bury their child :(

  51. RIP
    March 21, 2014

    Sad newsletter, RIP DEAR

  52. Justice
    March 21, 2014

    RIP young man…Pray for the family and Dominica on a whole.

  53. Anonymous
    March 21, 2014

    :( oh boy so sad r.i.p

  54. i must speak
    March 21, 2014

    omg!!! this is so sad! :cry:

  55. upset
    March 21, 2014

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww rip

  56. Mary Black
    March 21, 2014

    Very Sad news. My condolence to his family.

  57. canz
    March 21, 2014

    alas prince you go so ah rip

  58. jjgwad
    March 21, 2014

    Rip prince

  59. Tri-State Beauty
    March 21, 2014

    Oh mercy father! Jah. This is heartbreaking. May his family, friends, teachers, schoolmates find comfort in his memories and the joy he brought them. Too sad

  60. FORKIT
    March 21, 2014

    god, may you comfort the family in this time of sorrow.

  61. Anonymous
    March 21, 2014

    Rip Prince Paul

  62. just me
    March 21, 2014

    R.I.P my boy

  63. March 21, 2014

    OOOh so sad. My condolences to the family.

  64. NicE n NaughtY
    March 21, 2014

    So sad, Rest In Peace and my condolences to the family.

  65. March 21, 2014

    Am sadden to hear this tradegy, when an accident like this happen most off the time motorist doesnt maintain their lane special in Dominica , I almost had an accident in Dominica up coming vehicle werr not maintaining his lane.

  66. island man
    March 21, 2014

    this is very troubleing sounds kind of skechy as though is the other way around.

  67. Anonymous
    March 21, 2014

    Dno get the right info plz.. n its two guys who died … hold strong calibishe

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