PM Skerrit expresses condolences while urging caution this rainy season

Monday morning's landslide. * Photo submitted

(DNO) Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has described as unfortunate a landslide in the village of San Sauveur on Monday that claimed the life of three individuals and injured two others.

Skerrit and other government officials visited that community on Monday when they heard about the tragedy.

He said people there were looking forward to celebrating when the landslide occurred.

According to Skerrit, several persons including the ambulance, fire officials and other members of the community played their part to ensure the roads were cleared and those who needed assistance received it.

He said as Dominica gets set to face the rainy season and the entire nation needs to be vigilant.

“Dominica is prone to landslides and we need to be very careful,” he said

Harrison Stout, 51, Jael Stout, 5, and Flora Stoute, 75, were pulled from the rubble several hours after their home was completely covered by the landslide.

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  2. alice clarke
    May 29, 2010

    I am a born dominican leaving in antigua ;i was in D A at the time it happen and to be honest i forsure know what those famillies are going throuhg ;because i lost my 15 year old daughter in an accident ;but the good thing is ;she was save and was leaving a christlike life . may GOD in his mercy see them throuhg in this very defficulttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt time ;may GOD bless the entire family

  3. cepamce
    May 28, 2010

    To my Aunty Flore; to my cousins Jael and Cecang

    May the roads rise to meet you,
    May the wind be always at your back,
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    The rain fall soft upon your fields
    And, until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
    (Anon)

  4. BELZBOB
    May 28, 2010

    To the family, my most sincere condolences. This is heartbreaking. My their souls rest in peace.

  5. j.joseph
    May 27, 2010

    My heart goes out to Tisiana.

  6. petite soufriere
    May 27, 2010

    may their souls rest in peace. its heart breaking to know that. petite soufriere representing

  7. May 26, 2010

    pour la famille stoute en particulier philly :je suis engoissé je n’arrive pas a dormir je ne fais que penser a toi philly qui souffre ,on aurrait tant aimer etre a tes cotés et partager ta douleur, nos pensées vont vert toi et ta famille .Que le seigneur te guide et te donne la force pour surmonter cette douloureuse épreuve , soie forte .

  8. Merltex M
    May 26, 2010

    My Heart is With Your Family , Just keep the Faith , God knows best.

  9. D/CAN TO THE BONE
    May 26, 2010

    MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY, DURING THIS TRYING MOMENT, THE LORD WILL NEVER LEAVE U NOT FOR SAKE YOU, REMEMBER HE IS RIGHT THERE EVERY MOMENT, HOUR AND SECOND, HE NEVER GIVES ONE WHAT ONE CANNOT HANDLE, FIND COURAGE IN HIM. I KNOW CECAN HE USE TO PLAY THE ORGAN IN THE CHURCH IN COLIHAUT. HE WAS ALWAYS A COOL AND QUITE PERSON, BARELY SAID WORDS, THE LORD HAD CALLED HIM HOME , HE AT PEACE, TO THE FAMILY HOLD STRONG AND REMEMBER GOD IS IN CONTROL

  10. do the right thing
    May 26, 2010

    Only when such tragedies occur you hear again about land use policy by GOVT. Planning still continues to give permission for almost anything to go anywhere. Let’s be real and do the right things.

  11. my beloved brother
    May 26, 2010

    want to send out my deepest condolences to my cousin Tisiana and the rest of the family, words cant express the pain that we all have in our heart.God is good all the time so be strong and i hope this will bring the family close.

    I cant believe that the police would stop the ppl from digging to look for their love ones
    how stupid could these pp are,sometime i wonder if this guys have any education or a high school diploma i mean come on.they stop these ppl so that they could wait for the baco to come all the way from portsmouth ,i mean what are their chances of survival after all that time
    so backward its like they are moving in a retrogressive direction

  12. Nicholle
    May 26, 2010

    My prays go out to the family. Ma flore was an amazing lady.I saw her 2 years ago and she was in good spirits.I pray that the rest of the family wil be strong. It will be so sad no seeing her again.She is in a better place.May their souls rest in peace.

  13. Hilda Stoute
    May 26, 2010

    Its so sad to loose your love ones like this, to Ti JIm, Rasta, Ettienne and Rocky hold on strong.. God Knows best..

  14. mina stoute
    May 26, 2010

    my father’s sister in law, my first and second cousin was lost
    may your soul rest in peace
    surely you will be missed

    • child
      May 26, 2010

      stay strong…sorry to hear that

  15. Take comfort
    May 26, 2010

    May the Lord comfort all who are mourning. just very sad.

  16. sadden
    May 26, 2010

    rest in peace.

  17. May 26, 2010

    may their souls reat in peace.And to the rest of the family hold on strong and keep your heads high.blessings to you all.

  18. sincerity
    May 26, 2010

    condolences goes out to the family and friends of the stoute in this time of their lost.hold strong

  19. unstural disaster
    May 26, 2010

    Are land slides around villages natural disasters or a sign of poor land use policy?

  20. stupes
    May 26, 2010

    thats a very sad event,and the people who live under cliffs or mountains please people move from these areas please. to the family be strong and may Yah our father comfort you all.

  21. Dominican in sxm
    May 25, 2010

    My condolences goes out to the family ,— The Bible teaches that someday ” dead in christ ” are going to be resurrected , at which we shall be given new bodies . We don’t know exactly what these new bodies will be , except that they will be spiritual, permanent, and glorious; ”And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven ” ( 1 corinthians 15: 49 , niv ) .” But we know that when [Christ ] is revealed , we shall be like Him , for we shall see Him as He is ” (1 john 3: 2 also 1 corinthians 15 : 51– 58 ) . Thank God we have hope beyond the grave .

  22. charmer
    May 25, 2010

    I am so saddened by this tragedy. Just last month I was in the area. Subjected to correction, but i think it’s just about a year that a member of that same household fell from a tree and died. My condolences to the family and community. To the folks in the immediate vicinity, please get out of there, and relocate to a safer area.

  23. child
    May 25, 2010

    is that the river or the sea?.thank god the house didnt reach that far cause it could be worst..may their soul rest in peace

  24. not nice
    May 25, 2010

    MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY IT COULD HAPPEN TO THE BEST OF US JAH GUIDE

  25. Anonymous
    May 25, 2010

    may the good lord be with the family in this time of need

  26. kibeauty
    May 25, 2010

    My condolences to the Stout family and Tisiana and Family. Jael was such a pleasant little boy….u’ll be missed by our little Chante.

  27. Leslie
    May 25, 2010

    My deepest condolences to the Stoute family!!! Hold strong!!! God is with you all!!!!

  28. naosander
    May 25, 2010

    my condolences goes out to the family, friends and community at large of the victims
    whos lives were perish in this tragic accident. Lets pray for gods strengh and courage during dis time of bereavement. Jah bless.

  29. pat
    May 25, 2010

    I cannot believe this not Aunty Flor, not Seecang why…………………………………. no words, its an act of nature and we can only grieve, Aunty Flor you did not have to go like that you did not deserve this nor your family, i am truly sorry, no words, no words, if only you had known, maybe only maybe, am so sorry, so sorry, you did not deserve this, you did not deserve this, am so sorry……..:(:(

    • cracker jacks
      June 5, 2010

      i’m sorry for ur loss but its not ur fault.just kno that they are in a better place and where ever their paths take them they are in GOD’s hands and HE is forever watchhin them. may their souls rest in peace and my deepest condolences to the stoute family. ( Joy u in our prayers. sorry for ur loss)

  30. D/can Lady
    May 25, 2010

    OMG!!!!! this is so heartbreaking.may their souls reat in peace.to the baby’s mother,i also have a 5year old and i cannot posible begin to imagine your pain.take comfort in the lord,only he has a plan and know why this happens,to the rest of the family please comfort each other.

  31. starring
    May 25, 2010

    candy my dear, my prayers go out to u and ur family. one love.

  32. May 25, 2010

    It was a very sad day for the community of San Sauver and Dominica on a whole. I must compliment DBS radio and especially Curtis Mathew the lone reporter on the scene to report on what was happening to keep the people of Dominica and the rest of the world informed. It was sure good broadcasting. It sure was a relief when he reported that the bodies one by one were recovered. He did it with dignity and pride and respect for the dead.
    No one knows our hour. It was really a sad tragedy and I pray that God give the other living relatives the strength to move on. To the young boy’s mother my deepest symphathy. As a Dominican you are in my prayers.
    Just hold hold on have faith in the Lord.

  33. luveverlasting
    May 25, 2010

    The LORD shall give thee rest from sorrow [Isaiah14:3}
    They were my adopted family it’s sad what happen and i shall miss the dearly
    may there souls rest in peace

  34. clara
    May 25, 2010

    hoho dominica its bad i love my country

  35. jay pan dem case
    May 25, 2010

    this very sad for real i give my condolences to the family

  36. Sympathy
    May 25, 2010

    Sympathies to all the rest of the family and the people of San Sauveur in their time of so much pain. However, the article should help us who were not at the site to virtually see the efforts of the fire and ambulance department. police and the many community persons who worked tirelessly in that tragic accident. People always come first, especially when they go that extra mile in assisting their community brothers and sisters. Certainly not enough Kudos for the local people there.

  37. maxwell.M
    May 25, 2010

    wow that is so sad …………………….life can go just life that ?
    but god is doing his work…….

  38. beauteous
    May 25, 2010

    i would like to share my condolences to the stout family of san sauveure………….. i was there through out the whole situation i was just praying for them to be alive but i guess thats how things a meant to be…….. as the saying goes “god giveth and he also taketh” may god be with you all especially the mother of the five year old…… may god give u all the strength and courage that you need…………… god bless

  39. NIK DA AMP
    May 25, 2010

    My twins used to play with Jael when we came to buy fish, May all the deceased souls rest in peace.
    Hold strong Titius, my heartfelt feeling go out to your familly.

  40. LCM
    May 25, 2010

    My heart goes out to the family as we mourn with you.

    landslides Will always pose the biggest threat to our lives in Dominica due to the topography of our beloved island and it should be given as much attention as possible.

    may we all be supportive in this time of grief.

  41. COLIN OF HARLEM
    May 25, 2010

    SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THIS DISASTER ! MAY THE SOUL OF THE FALLEN ONES REST IN PEACE AND THE FAMILY IS COMFORTED IN THIS TIME OF GRIEF.

    COLIN

  42. Ah wa no sah
    May 25, 2010

    aw wa so sah…. well i want to know how long people will live to see mizeh… all we can do iz pray… i just hope everybody else in DOMINICA take care of themselves eh because i know this is not the last for DOMINICA… well boy we can only wait pray and see….. so sad eh

    • down down down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! iz true
      May 25, 2010

      iz true wee…. that sad bad ……… people doesnt think about what can happen……. i bet them people that die deh didnt even think that something bad would happen i know they didnt know they was goin to die………………. boy boy boy look how people does lose their life eh boy………… tears will come from above with the guidance and protection jah shall give…………

    • Jepter
      May 25, 2010

      wat di hell you talking about?

      • child
        May 26, 2010

        i was about to ask the same question

  43. Ah wa no sah
    May 25, 2010

    well boy i just dont know eh…… people will see mizeh in life. i can only pray eh.

  44. Peter Stout
    May 25, 2010

    Its a sad day, we have to place everything in god’s hand.
    We are all grieving in this time of tragedy.
    I hope and pray that jael is found.

    • shocker
      May 26, 2010

      he was found

  45. babylove
    May 25, 2010

    May you find peace and strength through this grievious moment. Losing a loved one can be sad and heart-breaking;but I pray that you’ll rely and trust in GOD throughout all this time. Let us dominicans cover the stoute family in continuous prayer.

  46. hippssy
    May 25, 2010

    I know that death is expected at one point in life,but still it hurts deeply when you hear about people loosing their lives.May their soul rest in peace,and i hope that the family and friends of the deceased finds comfort,in their time of mourning.

  47. jen
    May 25, 2010

    i pray that the family will find solace may god bless you

  48. contributor
    May 25, 2010

    facts of life and all those who are putting politics in this are just being ridiculous. where is politics coming in – in this situation. people are sorry and are sympathizing and are still in shock, it is just sad to read what people are writing about politics. the PM nor the politicians did not let that happen so what are you people talking about. you mean our politicians are so mean and bad that they would wish that on somebody? that’s the impression some of you writers are giving and it is just unbearable. come one people and get constructive. we are not children here… be adults people. stamp out the negativity!

    on another note, i would like to express my heartfelt sympathy to the family and villagers and all those who are affected by this incident one way or another.

    May God bless and comfort you all!

    • JennyB
      May 26, 2010

      i like the way you say that and i support you 100% some people are just idiots and they will remain idiots in times like these natural disasters people have lost their lives you pay respect to families not to just come and put blame on politicians like is they that allow it to happen..oh plz pple its really time that some of you grow and be positive and pray for the family in their bereavement….

  49. Anonymous
    May 25, 2010

    My hear and tears are shed with you and i feel your pain , but hold on to god unchanging hand we know that to be absent in the body is present with the lord i am sailing and saw the news on the net
    last night . christian never die they just go to sleep

  50. rest in peace
    May 25, 2010

    that’s very sad news! just thinking about that happening to my family!condolences and my heartfelt sympathies.

  51. miss.B
    May 25, 2010

    was so sad to hear of the landslide and subsequently the deaths.my prayers are with the families of all.jah bless.

  52. ITASSI IN FLORIDA
    May 25, 2010

    Sorry that none was found alive; however, God giveth and he taketh away. No more sorrow other than for those who knew the family and are still there. God is good. With his grace all will be well. May their souls RIP.

  53. DA4LYFE
    May 25, 2010

    My condolences to the victim family members this is truly a sad day in Dominica..

    DA4LYFE

  54. Lillyone
    May 25, 2010

    May the Good Lord strenghten those that are are live and give them the courage to go on. My depest sympathy. May the soul of the depart rest in peace.

  55. May 25, 2010

    My condolences go the the man who was able to escape. I wish you God’s blessings. Now! I do not know of your spiritual condition, but God has given you a second chance, Please! seek God’s face, He will be your comfort and guide. Wait on Him

  56. Klinton A.
    May 25, 2010

    My Deepest of condolence to the families and people of that area. Keep the faith. To the Govt of Dominica. Let us do the right thing and make that area a safe passage.

  57. beautiful smile
    May 25, 2010

    Sad, Sad tradegy/,My entire family and i sympathize with the family of the three who passed away. To the mum of the toddler, may God give u guidance and protection thru this time, i myself have a toddler and i cannot imagine myself in your situation. Just keep in mind tht he is with God right now. We are praying for all of you, be strong. Remember God is in control, have faith in him and he will see you thru. god bless.

  58. Dubique
    May 25, 2010

    This reminds me of the landslide in GoodHope 1979 when my mom and sister was covered. I know you all pain. Love goes out to those who was hurt and killed.

    • Dubique
      May 25, 2010

      i mean 1986

  59. Sa' Cobin
    May 25, 2010

    omg so sad may their souls rest in peace

  60. May 25, 2010

    To the family of the deceased, i send my deepest condolences. I live in Florida, and i listened as rescue was taking place. DBS did a good job, as we were being informed of what was taking place, also, the rescuers did an awesome job too.
    To the family left behind, give it all to the Lord, do not ask Him why, cause He knows and does all things. Rest on HIM.

  61. May 25, 2010

    My condolences to the family of the deceased. I am in Florida, and listened as the rescue was taking place. Good job to the rescue team, God never makes mistake, find your strenght in the Lord. Time will heal the wound

  62. sha
    May 25, 2010

    Any pics DNO?

    • Anonymous
      May 25, 2010

      so sad

  63. precious
    May 25, 2010

    awe…accept my deepest sympathy to the family at San Sauveur.

  64. May 25, 2010

    sad situation we all some day have to depart and leave this world of sins and god will return and recieve us unto himself . may the souls of the departed rest in peace and for the grieving family lean on to the everlasting hands of jesus and he will comfort you.

  65. May 25, 2010

    @MalParlay u dont say alas when a person is dead everyone must go at their expected time,,,, (this was so sad may their soul rest in peace

  66. CI
    May 25, 2010

    My sincere condolences go out to the families, friends, and Dominicans as a whole. May God give us all the strength to come through this sad and difficult time on the island.

    This is a tragedy which affects all of us, because we are all vulnerable to disasters in one way or another.

  67. LEAVING IN TOLA
    May 25, 2010

    I WANT TO SEND OUT MY CONDOLENCES TO THE REST OF THE FAMILY MAY THE LORD GIVE YOU STRENGHT IN THIS YOUR TIME OF SADNESS , TAKE COMFORT IN HIM AND LEAN ON HIS EVERLASTING ARMS, THERE MIGHT NOT BE ENOUGH WORDS WE CAN SAY TO COMFORT YOU BUT DONT GIVEUP HOPE ,ITS HARD SEEING ONE LOSSING THE YOUNG BABY AT A TENDER AGE IT”S HARD. YOU ARE IN MY PRAYER EVERYONE OF YOU,

  68. child
    May 25, 2010

    i listened to the whole thing on the internet and it was so heartbreaking especially when they pulled the last body which was the body of the five year old baby..oh god how that hurt especially when you could hear cries from the background …..may their souls rest in peace

  69. junglekid
    May 25, 2010

    Our sympathy go out to the family and residence of the area. But take this as a warning that
    the Almighty is looking and following the works of the land. Yes this was an incident but look at the
    day the the area it happen. The people were getting ready to celebrate a FEAST which does not exist in the bible. Please people let us not forsake the Heavenly Father Above.

  70. Lena Stoute
    May 25, 2010

    To everyone who has sent their well wishes and sympathy thoughts over to my family, we would like to thank all of you. The Stoute’s are a strong bunch, and as God as our leader, we will look forward to he light and remember that each of us has our time. It may not seem that way in the moment, but we just have to remember that life is a precious gift and that we need to enjoy every minute/second of it.
    The Stoute family, both abroad and in Dominica are grieving the loss of our family members, and would like to ask everyone to continue to pray for everyone back home in San Sauveur.

    We love you Harrison, Flora, and Jael. Stoute’s forever, no matter where you are.

  71. CAPOTE
    May 25, 2010

    AH AH AH AH AH…JAH HELP US TO UNDERSTAND..GIVE US COMFORT GRANT US HOPE!

  72. sebastien
    May 25, 2010

    i am truely sorry to hear about the tradegy may god blessings be with the family you all will be truely be missed, may your souls rest in peace.

  73. Gertrude Toussaint-Florent
    May 25, 2010

    This has been tough for the Stoute family, and the entire San Sauveur community. Nonetheless, we are comforted knowing that we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed. For we know in whom we believeth and we are persuaded that He is able. So we mourn but not as those with no hope for we know that “the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words”. May the family and community find strength and comfort in God’s Word.

    The Stoute family and Toussaint family in Houston send their condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  74. salisbury
    May 25, 2010

    i feel so sad about d entire situation. i thank god that my famly there is alive n my heart goes out to the famly of those who lost their lives.

  75. ms. stoute
    May 25, 2010

    my prayers r with u my pips…..for some moments in life there are no words…we just have to place all in the lords hand…

    ..If tears could build a stairway,
    And memories a lane,
    I’d walk right up to Heaven
    And bring you’ll home again.
    Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy…

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

    {D.STOUTE}

  76. mona
    May 25, 2010

    it is very sad the youny boy is my cousin my their rest in peace

  77. May 25, 2010

    Coming from the Nedelandse, please accept my sympathy, god is good, he will take u all through, be of good courage. I am far away from home, I am mourning Today with Dominica.

  78. invogue
    May 25, 2010

    so sad

  79. hmmmm
    May 25, 2010

    My Condolences goes out to the Family and friends of the Deceased…May u all find strength and comfort in the Almighty God

  80. May 25, 2010

    tragedy happens,im very sorry,may the souls of the departed rest in peace

  81. ptway07
    May 25, 2010

    I pray that the all families involved, immediate and those by extension, find comfort today. This is truly unexpected. Just know that God is there for you. Lean on His strength and purpose. You all are in our prayers.

  82. dess
    May 25, 2010

    so sad i know the mum of the little boy the good lord is right there with u all

  83. sister souljah
    May 25, 2010

    so sad brought tears to my eyes because I remember when the same thing happened in Campbell to my class mate Juliette Esprit and her son a couple summers ago….I pray that the family will pull through and may the souls of the departed rest in peace

  84. ellen paul
    May 25, 2010

    just want to extend sympathy to my niece Tissianna (mother of Jael) and my sister Merina (Grand mother of Jael) and the rest of the family. I know that the God of all comfort will comfort your hearts in such a time like this. This is one of the times when we ask “Why?” Take comfort in the verse which says “And we know that ALL thing work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Even in the midst of tradegy, God speaks and his divine will becomes perfect. God is in control.

    • albert r
      May 25, 2010

      my condolences to you and your family Elz…. this is a tragedy but as we know God has plans for each and everyone of us.. as much as they’re gone together, and as much tears fill the eyes of everyone who are some way connected, lets continue to pray to God and thank him for the many blessings we receive. This is still so sad even if i don’t know the victims, but i know some of the relatives. Please accept my sympathies. In life sometimes we can only pray for continued guidance and strength to live tomorrow. May their souls rest in peace

  85. Facts of Life
    May 25, 2010

    Earlier on this year we were celebrating a Landslide Victory!!!!!!!!!!
    NOW
    We are mourning a Landslide Sorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lord Have Mercy,Christ Have Mercy………………………..

    • shockered
      May 25, 2010

      and ur point is..what in the heck doe sthat have to do with the price of sugar..jah man..there is a time and place for every thing.

    • ...
      May 25, 2010

      WAY PAPA!

    • C'MON MAN!
      May 26, 2010

      HERE WE GO AGAIN WITH ALL YOU NONSENSE. IT SEEMS SOME OF YOU ARE WORKING FULL TIME AS MARKETING PERSONS/CAMPAIGN OFFICERS/SPOKES PERSON FOR THE GOV’T?
      THIS IS A TRAGEDY NOT A POLITICAL HYPE!
      MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE AFFECTED.

    • D/CAN TO THE BONE
      May 26, 2010

      give me a break , this is not the time and place for that, lives for christ sake have been lost, have a heart, have a conscience, a u a human being, today is my turn what about 2moro, when u see your friend house on fire PLEASE WET YOUR OWM

    • Pure Blood
      May 26, 2010

      this just shows what kind of people u all are…cant see anything for what it is and will always be bias.

  86. Joker in Harlem
    May 25, 2010

    Heartfelt Condolences to the Family,May God keep you all strong at this time of grief.

  87. concerned
    May 25, 2010

    Death is really an enemy and the impact more devasting when it happens so tragically. I pray God’s comfort, strength and peace for the families impacted during this time of grief, loss and bereavement.

  88. Salisbury Princess
    May 25, 2010

    Am praying for this family members who loss there loved ones.Hold strong.bye

  89. Anonymous
    May 25, 2010

    pastor Griffin and Sandra Daniel and members of the GrandBay Pentcostal church would like to say how sorry we are to hear of this sad news, Our prayers are with you all. Be strong in the Lord for the Lord knows best.

  90. ...
    May 25, 2010

    I am truly touched by this tragedy.
    I pray that the immediate family members are comforted.

  91. JEANNEL DAVID
    May 25, 2010

    all my love goes out to this family………..and jael AKA apitite,i’m really gonna miss u… on sunday we were playing together and you said to me you want to become a doctor… and just monday you were gone…..I LOVE YOU JAEL….. you will remain FOREVER in my heart……Jiox may your soul R.I.P….

    • local
      May 25, 2010

      Very sad that they had to leave you guys….he had big goals and it was taken away. My condolences to the family.

      • Aldora DAVID
        May 25, 2010

        My heart goes out to the family….Boi.. it really hurts my heart to see this….. my sister’s jus decided that they was not going to sleep dr, instead we sleeped wit our aunty,( in the red roof)… its really hard to speak wit someone, laught wit them n watch this tragedy happening it hurts..oh god it really hurts….I LOVE U JAEL……. u will remain in my heart as a loving ,king n smart little boy……….R.I.P…..

    • child
      May 26, 2010

      you just bring tears to my eyes ,although i didnt know them

  92. Deliceslady
    May 25, 2010

    A sad day for the immediate family and community of San Sauveur and Dominica by extension. May the Lord comfort all.

  93. d/a-man
    May 25, 2010

    damn tragedy….god bless

  94. van
    May 25, 2010

    I have followed this news on the internet – via DBS and Google. Much sadness was felt on hearing the deaths, as I was praying someone would be found alive and wept when the bodies were discovered.

    What was truly touching is how the people worked together throughout to speed recovery. As Dominicans what happens to one affects all.

    Many condolences for the family of the deceased.

  95. DAQueen
    May 25, 2010

    This is really heart breaking. Love and peace to the family. May they find comfort and strength in the Lord.

  96. The Day Has Come
    May 25, 2010

    Oh Lord Oh Lord.. my heart goes out to this families who have lost their love ones in this terrible incident. Thank God for this person who survived. i pray that the community and rest of Dominica reach out and give that person or child a place to stay, care and emotional support.

  97. Anonymous
    May 25, 2010

    My Sympathy goes out to the soute family in san sauveur ,Petite Soufiere ,and the entire castle bruce constituency . May the family find comfort in this time o f grief

  98. DOMINICIAN IN TOLA
    May 25, 2010

    HAVING SUCH TRADEGIE’S IN THESE VILAGES IS NO STRANGE NEWS TO ME HOW EVER THE BIBLE SAYS IT IS APPOINTED ONTO MAN ONCE TO DIE.WHICH MEANS THAT WE ALL HAVE AN APPONITMENT WITH DEATH. BUT IT COMES LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT WE CAN NEVER GET ACCUSTOM TO DEATH IT ALWAYS PUT A DAMP IN OUR LIFE.SO LETS LIVE A PURE LIFE SO WHEN WE ARE TRUCK BY THIS DREADFUL ENEMY WE WILL BE SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS.AND ON THAT BRIGHT AND BLESSED DAY OUR LORD JESUS WILL HAVE EVRYTHING UNDER CONTROL AND WITH ALL GLADNESS HE WILL SAY OH DEATH WHERE IS THY STING OH GRAVE WHERE IS THY VICTORY SO I PRAY THAT THE FAMILIES OF THOSE DESEASE FIND COMFORT AND STRENGTH IN THE ALMIGHTY GOD HOLD ON TO JESUS

  99. manicou
    May 25, 2010

    one thing about god do not no the time he will call you. just have to be ready age , sex not importan..just have to be perpared

  100. Time...
    May 25, 2010

    May the grieving family find the necessary strength to see this through….

  101. vezz
    May 25, 2010

    Dat is a very sad news to hear, this is going to be very hard for the stout and toussiant family, i pray dat God will keep and guide u all in this time of trouble. R I P Stout family

    • Lena Stoute
      May 25, 2010

      The Stoute Family…and we thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

  102. Anonymous
    May 25, 2010

    find comfort and strength in the lord in the time of your lost.

  103. Nitara
    May 25, 2010

    This is a most horrible tragedy of the loss of three generations. It is just heartbreaking. I wish the family strength to get thru this. Really sad.

  104. May 25, 2010

    Our prayers for the families and relatives; may the good Lord bless them and guide them.

  105. sunshinegual
    May 25, 2010

    That is indeed sad. May their souls rest in peace. Take courage in knowing that God never gives us more that we can bear.

  106. May 25, 2010

    the lord giveth and the lord taketh but when lives are lost so suddenly it can be so sad my greatest sympathy to the family may their souls ( R. I. P )

  107. ITASSI IN FLORIDA
    May 25, 2010

    I hope they are found alive. If not, my prayers are with their families.

    • way east!!
      May 25, 2010

      they were killed star…read the post well first….lets say a prayer for their families

  108. kimrah
    May 24, 2010

    that is so sad may soul rest in peace.my prays with family .

  109. sokoyan
    May 24, 2010

    sad news!! lord have mercy

    • pat
      May 25, 2010

      my name is patricia Albert toussaint and i was born in sansauver right where the land slide happen. i know what these folks are going through, my heart goes out for them . THE BOYS THAT HAVE THE BAR BY THE BAY are my school mates and neighbors, Peti, cecan,fafa, and philly not long ma norbort was at my sisters funeral in monserat. i am still very confused as to who died ,can someone one brief me please,

      • Lena Stoute
        May 25, 2010

        Sorry to say…but Ma Nobert, Cecang, and Jael (5 year old grandson) were the ones who died in the slide.

      • annoyed
        May 25, 2010

        hey my condolences once again to the family and friends of the deceased. May you find comfort in knowing that Jesus has gone to prepare a place for those who remain faithful to Him that where He is there we may be also. God bless the family and the Lord will see you through.To you Miss toussaint the people who died are Cecan, Ma Flor and her grandson (Jaeel).

  110. shilou
    May 24, 2010

    This is very sad and my heart breaking,my sympathy with the family.

  111. niceness
    May 24, 2010

    If they are dead, may their soul’s rest in peace, this is surely a sad day in my lovely Dominica.

  112. So sad
    May 24, 2010

    I was so stunned when i heard this news!

    The deceased are my aunt’s boyfriends family members, Am so sorry baggy.

    I cant imagine what you are going through now, hold on strong.

    May their souls rest in peace

  113. May 24, 2010

    so sad to see a love one die

  114. Our Lady of Health Parish - Castle Bruce
    May 24, 2010

    The parishioners of Our Lady of Health extended sympathy to the family and others affected at the dead of their three love ones.

    We remember you in prayer

  115. Jessie P
    May 24, 2010

    I really pray God they survive. These days with the heavy rains we must all be careful and pay attention. Especially bus drivers and people travelling into the city from areas like Marigot going through Concord,and under cliffs. After the rains the land becomes saturated and unstable so anything is possible. I pray God they make it out alive, and it really depends on many circumstances like the amount of air in the house at the time, where they were, and how long the dig out took. So I pray for the families involved, and hopefully we will have no victims but survivors. God Bless.

  116. maxwell.M
    May 24, 2010

    that is life ………….no one known what going to happen .. that why dominica have to love the lord and walk the road he want us to walk

  117. JennyB
    May 24, 2010

    To the family and friends of the Landslide victims I sympathize with you at this time on the lost of your dear love ones. Only God understand what you are going through at this time.May you remain faithful to him despite what tragedies that you are going through.
    The Lord giveth and he taketh blessed be his name, May their souls rest in peace.

  118. Raven
    May 24, 2010

    They are dead!!!!…a man in his late 40 early 50 a woman in her early 70s and a boy five yrs!! sadness

  119. Lady J...........
    May 24, 2010

    Sympathy to the family and friends of those affected. What a disaster!!!!!!!!!!! unexpected, a very sad event. The Lord is a very present help in times of trouble.

  120. Abigail
    May 24, 2010

    Two bodies have just been both recovered…both confirmed dead…only the child is missing:-( so sad

  121. Lena Stoute
    May 24, 2010

    Wanted to send prayers out to our family covered in the rubble in the landslide, and possibly now maybe condolensces. The Stoute/ Toussaint family in Houston, TX is praying and hoping for some sort of good news. So, far things are not looking promising, but we pray that God has them in his hands.

  122. tech-on-duty
    May 24, 2010

    working on-call today at the hospital; waiting for any casualties that may arrive from this unfortunate accident. Praying for them and their families. By the way, the word is “San Sauveur” – I realize it’s only a typo! LOL

  123. Patriot
    May 24, 2010

    So sad. May God bring comfort to all those affected.

  124. ghost
    May 24, 2010

    lets just hope and pray that they survive this disaster and my comfort goes out to the mising three family.

  125. Dr. Finger
    May 24, 2010

    OMG!!!!!!!! Hopefully they are in an air pocket an will be found alive and well. Let us pray for the community.

  126. annoyed
    May 24, 2010

    this is a very sad story. may God strengthen the family in this moment of grief and i pray that rescue efforts will be fruitful.

  127. Anonymous
    May 24, 2010

    hope they may rest in peace. they were very nice family members. rest in peace auny and cousins

  128. Anonymous
    May 24, 2010

    i pray God’s mecry and divine intervention at this time to the Family,relatives and friends of those victims.

  129. Mal Parlay
    May 24, 2010

    Alas!!! May their soul rest in peace.

  130. Chavez Jr.
    May 24, 2010

    I hope that they are still alive Lord!!!

  131. Dominican in the BVI
    May 24, 2010

    I know the family, let us all pray for their safe rescue. I know the community will work tirelessly until the Stoute family has been found. My thought and prayers are with them.

  132. May 24, 2010

    JAH GUIDE AND PROTECT!

  133. May 24, 2010

    They better work fast to get to the people, I heard the peacock politicians advertising/showing off their feathers on radio but we need swift action now not smooth talk. Rally the community to start on some kind of action.

    • living in new jersey
      May 25, 2010

      To you boston frick wat are u talking about ? u are so fool of your self ,in a time like this ,a time in distress ,what are u trying to come up with some sort of politics ? we the people of san sauvere are not in for that now is the time of mourning and not your crapy childish talk .you better think before u talk we dont need you to talk like that on our behalf.

  134. SXM LADY
    May 24, 2010

    LORD HAVE MERCY I PRAY TO GOD THAT THEY ARE ALIVE

  135. Anonymous
    May 24, 2010

    saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad story,lets pray for the families.

  136. Anonymous
    May 24, 2010

    I hope the Stoutes are doing ok.

  137. EAST
    May 24, 2010

    This is tragic!

  138. sad situation
    May 24, 2010

    thats a very sad situation.. I just pray that they’re alive..
    We just have to place everything in God’s hands right now.

  139. possie
    May 24, 2010

    miracle`s do happen

  140. nice
    May 24, 2010

    huh !just hope they are alive still !so sad to hear that

  141. child
    May 24, 2010

    oh ok .i know ….god help my country.

  142. kervin scotland
    May 24, 2010

    I am very sorry to hear such a tragedy. The government must look very closely at the cliffs/mointains in these areas. Why don’t they (the government) give some french contractors a job to either blast these cliffs/mountains or seal them in such a way to avoid such disasters from occuring.
    I wish the families and friends of the victims the best.
    May Jah continue to be in you guys midst.
    Prayers are the way forward. Well it was written; that day will come. Love, peace and harmony folks.

    • WHAT NONESENSE
      May 25, 2010

      man u think the geology of dominica can handle that im a royal engineer with the british army and i am from dominica and i can tell u blasting only gonna make things worse in dca plus shorring up the cliffs is next to impossible cause there is nothign to blot the netting onto cause its all loose material in dca u may have forgotten that dominica is a very young island in gelogical terms and the soil is not consolidated as in martinique to the south
      the only way t limit slides on the island is by a process called step cutting and that till leave alot of the land above our roads on my beautiful island deforested for years to come
      MY CONDOLENCES GOES OUT TO THE FAMILLY AND FRIENDS OF THE DECEISED MAY GODS GRACE AND MERCY HELP U THREW UR TIME OF GRIEF

    • child
      May 25, 2010

      the government ,the government ,the government bla bla bla

    • rubbish
      May 25, 2010

      why destroy our beautiful island. The blasting will more create problems than the landslide will. We love our country as it is.

    • LABOUR POWERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
      May 26, 2010

      KERVIN SCOTLAND YOU DOE TIRED TALK NONSENSEEEEEEEEEE

      • tragedy
        January 10, 2012

        LABOUR POWERRRR, you’ve not understood a word of English so I sympathize with you. Furthermore, you are unable to write or speak standard English. Please look on the bright side.

    • wil
      May 27, 2010

      My condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

      I think the government and people of Dominica need to take this threat a little more seriously. One way is restricting where people can build.
      Soil is very heavy – about twice the density of water and it can cause a lot of destruction in the case of slides. We also have to be careful during those rescue missions to protect the rescuers. Typically here in the US there are very strict codes when entering trench – whether in construction or to rescue someone. The soil does not have to cover an individual completely to kill that person- soil covering someone up to their waist can restrict blood flow and kill a person eventually.

      Looking at that slide, it looked like one that did not give much warning- either a debris flow a mud flow – very dangerous. Some other slides are much more slow moving and can reach a tipping point if rain or earthquake or other factors trigger it. However, we can still predict the likelihood of a slide prior to those traffic event. Water is a big factor that triggers a slide. And people in vulnerable areas should relocate, at least temporary, in case of intense rain – treat it like how you treat hurricane – move to safer area.

      There are several other ways to stabilize the land but some are very costly. Dominica terrain is very difficult. Maybe the cheapest is terracing and vegetation,, but in some cases to avoid tragedy we just need to avoid living in certain places.

  143. LABOUR POWERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
    May 24, 2010

    that is heartbreaking eh

  144. da lover
    May 24, 2010

    O my god, let all pray god that they will be ok!

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