UPDATE: Two dead in Pond Casse accident

Norran Jno Hope
Norran Jno Hope

DNO can now confirm that two members of the Dominica National Football Team were killed in an accident in the Pond Casse area on Friday.

This is according to Education Minister, Petter Saint Jean, who was on the scene.

The two men have been identified as National Coach Kurt Hector and Norran Jno Hope.

Their mangled bodies were removed from the vehicle earlier.

The accident occurred when the vehicle in which they were travelling plunged into a huge opening in the section of the road between Pond Casse and Tarish Pit, caused by heavy rains.

It happened around 5:30 am, according to the police. The men were on their way to meet their team mates for a trip to St. Vincent  to compete in the Windward Island Football tournament.

Another member of the national football team, Joslyn Prince, who was traveling with Hector and Jno Hope, though injured, was able to climb out of the ravine-like opening and taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital where he was taken into surgery this morning, according to reports.

EDITOR’S NOTE: DNO would like to extend deepest condolences to all those affected by this tragedy.

Kurt Hector
Kurt Hector
The mangled vehicle
The mangled vehicle

 

 

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241 Comments

  1. deephil
    April 21, 2013

    People may say it’s politics but I have to ask this question. Why wasn’t there police officers or other officials patrolling the roads for accidents, landslides etc? Considering that it had been raining for days. If the government has funds for all other nonsense why are funds not allocated for such vital services?

  2. April 21, 2013

    such bad news hope u get well soon joslyn prince and my deepest condolences to the families of our lost ones R.I.P :cry: :cry:

  3. April 21, 2013

    this is such horrible news joslyn prince i hope u do get well soon be strong u r in all our prayers…. and to the families of the lost ones my deepest condolences… :( :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  4. "
    April 20, 2013

    This is such bad news. My condolences go out to there family and the one in the hostipal GET WELL SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!! My prayers are with you :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  5. Truth Be Told!!!
    April 20, 2013

    :?: :oops: Is this not bad management and organisation by those responsible that those footballers involved in the accident had to be driving themselves to the airport ?Should they not be camping with their other teamates,spending the night housed together and leaving for the airport in the same vehicle with a designated chauffeur?How disorganised, backward and disrespectful can this island continue to be towards their own?The family of those involved in the accident,should take the authority and those resmonsible to task,holding them responsible!Those of you who is so naiive,backward thinking and politically blind,give me a thumbs down!

    • Anonymous
      April 21, 2013

      sometimes the easy thing to say is what if…and we can imagine so many ways things could have been done differently ..ok lets say what if according to your suggestion they were all housed together overnight and they all travelled together on a bus headed to the airport that day ….Please lets not even try to imagine what could have happened….instead of 2 dead we could have a bus load of players dead in that ditch….
      And although I agree with you that there is always room for improvement lets not point fingures now but endeavour to learn from our mistakes.

  6. Ske-ske
    April 20, 2013

    Are those roads built properly?

  7. Greatful
    April 20, 2013

    On behalf of all the people whos lives was saved by this youngman climbing up this clif,i would like to say thanks,this could been been us down this clif, you first stop this taxi, and we were not far behind , as this a road we travel to work everyday we would not be expecting such a wide gap in the road, and also the first taxi driver who parked his bus across the road to ensure no one pass.
    my condolences to the family of mr hector and mr jnohope,

  8. April 20, 2013

    My wife and I extend our deepest condolences to the DFA, the family and fans of the all those who were affected by this unfortunate accident.

  9. info
    April 20, 2013

    Soooo sad…May they rest in peace and may their families, friends, the football family and all who are grieving find solace in the Lord…DNO please take off the pic with the body in it…the family doesn’t need to see this…at least not here

  10. Robert
    April 19, 2013

    La Plaine lost two outstanding citizens in their prime- these two guys transcended what the small community is all about. RIP brothers.

  11. Concerned Abroad
    April 19, 2013

    So sorry to hear of such a tragic accident. My heartfelt sympathy to both families and the football team. Let peace prevail. Why it is that everything back home has to be a political issue. It’s unfortunate but these sort of accidents happen all over the world. Even in the most developed countries. Please let their loved ones mourn in peace.

  12. April 19, 2013

    We the LaPlainians and others(family and friends)who reside in St Croix who heard the sad news would like to send our condolences to the family of the deceased.Our prayers goes out to you. May God’s comfort you all in this sad time and also to the young man who survive God is not finish with you yet plz find your purpose in him and speedy recovery to you ….love always……. :cry: :cry:

  13. anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    every day life in d/a gets harder and harder. it seems like just yesterday i moved to America and every time i turn on the news another friend, family member or young person loses their life. nevr could i have imagined that this could happen to someone i knew… my deepest condolences to the Jno Hope and Hector family

  14. April 19, 2013

    i send my deepest condolenes to family’s of Norran Jno Hope and
    Kurt Hector
    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :( :(

  15. Joslyn is a Hero
    April 19, 2013

    Joslyn prince saved many lives today.!!! PLEASE PRAY FOR HIS RECOVERY !!!

  16. April 19, 2013

    May there souls rest in peace :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  17. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    may there’s souls rest in peace :cry:

  18. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    lord come down and heal our land
    my deapest sympathy goes out to the familys
    and also the team members god comfort them

    st martin

  19. wells
    April 19, 2013

    To the immediate familys be strong at this moment the good lord never gives us more than we can bare we shall overcome the darkness with the light of hope.the entire domnica is in solidarity with ur griefs we share ur pain.we are feeling ur emptyness be strong family one love this really touches me

  20. possie
    April 19, 2013

    i do not know the men but i am in tears. my condolences to their family. may God strengthen you.these men should be given a state funeral because they died for their country.Thank God the other guy was able to escape in other to alert other drivers. He is a hero i pray for his speedy recovery.Young ppl God is still on the throne trust Him today

  21. ashly
    April 19, 2013

    so sad get better joslyn

  22. thick madame
    April 19, 2013

    :cry: cuz its so sad to see u go so soon never really get to kno u but u wll always remain in my heart forever meet u in da cross road rip kurt hector :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  23. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    The more I think about this the more I think that we had a miracle happen in Dominica today. Although we are all saddened waking up to this sad reality this mornin., Can you imagine the number of Dominicans that could have lost their lives today if that one soul was not spared? Honestly even in this painfull moment God was present and saw it necessary not only to save Joslyn’s life but gave him the strengh to climb that 40ft ledge to get there in time to warn others, from falling into that ditch.
    Dont want to imagine how many more lives could have been lost today in that ditch…. soooo I offer a prayer of praise for all the lives saved…But also feel saddened by the two young lives lost.
    May they find peace. And may God give strength to their families and love ones.And to all the Dominicans who despite the fact that we dont know them personally and maybe live abroad, but could not hold back the tears, God be with you…because I know lots of Dominicans cried today. I did…. could not contain myself. So sad.

  24. Calibishie
    April 19, 2013

    condolences to the family and to his niece in particular who is our work collegue

  25. Barbara
    April 19, 2013

    so sorry to hear such sad news I pray that the Great lord give strength to the families of the Kurt Hector and Norran Jno hope Good people sometime just don’t last long enough, may you all find great peace in the Lord.

  26. goldie
    April 19, 2013

    My prayers goes out to the families affected. This is so sad.

  27. Houston,Tx
    April 19, 2013

    so sad to hear of this news. my heart is aching for the familiies of these guys. my prayers and thoughts are with them. Hector was a good man and they both will always be remembered. May their souls rest in peace. words of comfort to the families and friends: fear not for I am with u, be not dismayed for I am your God; I will strengthen you, Yes, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand…Psalm 41:10

  28. April 19, 2013

    :( I pray that God be with them, for they did not know that this would be coming towards them. I just pray that they Rest In Peace.

  29. Lady K
    April 19, 2013

    Deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased and prayers for a very sad day in Dominica…Let us do what we do best as Dominicans and come together in total support and prayers for the families of the victims and the National Football Club….blessings..

  30. love
    April 19, 2013

    i am soooo sad about this situation :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: i will never think sum thing like dat would happen :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :( thxzzz god my bro was not on on dat jeep…………sorry 4 d family of both men :cry: :cry: :cry:

  31. laplaine
    April 19, 2013

    R.I.P fellas :( :( :( dident know yall would go soo soon but u are in are better place now… noran… team mate of tha La stars and kurt coach of the laplaine football academy… R.I.P fellas

  32. I DIE NU
    April 19, 2013

    May their souls rest in peace..so sad to hear!

  33. April 19, 2013

    We the Dominicans leaving in St.Maarten/St.Martin would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of Mr. Kurt Hector and Norran Jno.Hope may the good lord guide and protect them on their way to heaven to meet their master and to mr. Prince may the good lord give you strength to overcome your injuries at the hospital,our prayers goes out to you and your families and friends.

  34. FED UP DOMINICAN
    April 19, 2013

    Heart felt condolences to the families and friends of Mr Hector and Mr Jno Hope.

    • Former Cop
      April 20, 2013

      On behalf of the Xavier Family in New York, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friend of the footballers who passed away in the tragic accident.Our prayers are with you all and Dominicans. May God guide you in this time of sorrow and grief.Our prayers will be extended to the player recovering in the hospital. May God bless you all.

  35. That is soo sad
    April 19, 2013

    This is truly hurting…..it was unexpected as they were traveling today, but here comes and obstacle and bammm they’re gone….Any and everything is possible in this world and my heart goes out to the friends and family of those in the accident….ohh how i feel sad and sorrowed….find comfort and keep your heads up- families :( :( :(

  36. April 19, 2013

    My cuz is dead and my fren

  37. BIGJOE
    April 19, 2013

    This is a very very sad day for the footballing family in Dominica. Kurt did great service to the country both as a player and as a coach. Noran was just about to make his senior debut in that tournament. Very sad to lose them in that manner. We have to continue praying for their immediate family and also for Joslen Prince to recover fully from his injuries. We have to remember that Joslyn is a hero because he was able to save lives by stopping other vehicles before they went down in that ditch too. This is still very hard to sink in.

    • so sad
      April 19, 2013

      well said Big Joe, so true. We are all devastated.

  38. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    :cry: my coach is dead

  39. balla
    April 19, 2013

    Lord have mercy on d land have mercy on those deceased heal our land from all the evil and fighting going on we need unity dear almighty father help us purge us free us from our sins we pary for the families who are grieving have mercy lord let your will be done

  40. Observer
    April 19, 2013

    I understand that the survivor stopped other vehicles from going into the ditch. He deserves a national award of recognition for the amount of courage and strength that he used in order to do so after such a shocking and horrific experience.

  41. Tyre hit de road
    April 19, 2013

    :cry: May god comfort Dominica Jah Look down on us at this time

    • Anonymous
      April 19, 2013

      My deepest sympathies to the families of both the men who passed away…may they both rest in peace. Dear lord please give us Dominicans the strength to recover from this horrific and very sad accident. I pray for the other guy’s safe recovery.

  42. sahib
    April 19, 2013

    Oh hearts that ache for loved ones sake The anguished cry of saying good bye, the feeling of loss…. My deepest condolences to the family, friends and fans of such talented Dominicans…

  43. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    my heart goes out to the dominican family may u be ok in ur time of sorrow wish i was there to lend a helping hand god bless u all from coco sugarpuss farrell here in antigua :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  44. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    my heart goes out to the dominican family may u be ok in ur time of sorrow wish i was there to lend a helping hand god bless u all from coco sugarpuss farrell here in antigua

  45. MajeUTalkin
    April 19, 2013

    :(

  46. Concerned
    April 19, 2013

    My condolences to the loved ones of Kurt and Norran, and I hope they hold the Dominica Football Association accountable for the negligent arrangement that was made for the team to travel on national duty. DFA has no regard for the welfare of the coach and players. These men should have been either overnighting in Marigot before this early morning flight or camp together in Roseau and travel together as a team on the same bus. Kurt should be driving at 2 a.m to Laplaine and Grand Fond to pick up players. This is unacceptable, and all these contribute to the team’s poor performance and low ranking over the past years. Poor management of the DFA. The executive of DFA should do the honorable thing and resign. DFA should absorb all expenses of this accident. I am very upset!!!!!!!!!

    • anonymous
      April 19, 2013

      wow! I wonder why this comment has so many thumbs down. WHY are people afraid of the truth???? oh! yea…it’s not the right time. Give me a break.

    • STAR
      April 19, 2013

      well said my friend. this is contructive criticism. and it is the truth.

    • anonymat
      April 19, 2013

      Let s for argument sake say that they overnighted in marigot got onto the flight and the plane went down right after take off due to the same inclement weather who would you blame? We cannot change our terrain. We just have to pray constantly for God s grace and mercy for when we are faced with such unexpected tragedy. Ido not know the people affected but it sure moved me to tears.

    • Pro
      April 19, 2013

      I agree. Many people will dislike this statement simply because most my fellow Dominicans cannot handle the truth.

    • April 19, 2013

      Are you certain that the DFA made these arrangements, or was it the individuals choice? This accident could have happened to any one on that road at that time.

      Find something else to say, this is a tragedy. We can not blame anyone.

      How do we know the driver himself did not use bad judgment, thinking he would make it to the other side. No one knows what happened. May their souls rest in peace, and may the survivor recover and continue on with his life.

      Maybe the survivor can shed some light on what really happened.

    • Affection8
      April 19, 2013

      When something happens you all always find someone to blame. DFA must hire you “concern” because you seem to know how they should organize their business. this is not the first time players are traveling. so because there is an accident DFA must be blamed. shame on you and all who support that nonsense from you. you do not even have the truth.

    • NONSENSE!
      April 19, 2013

      You are calling yourself concerned. Everytime something happens you people blame someone. How can DFA be held accountable. Shut your mouth! Regardless of the situation, its a sad situation and lets pray for the families. If you dont have anything sensible to say, dont post. BIAAASS!! Did you know what the arrangements were like. To much freedom of speech thats the problem and you should be held accountable for the nonsense you posted.

    • Common Sense
      April 20, 2013

      Why dont you say thank god it was only the three of them hat were in the vehicle. All things happen for a reason God was ready for them s that was what happened don’t waste your time pointing fingers cits foolish and immature. God bless the families of those you perished yesterday and my heart goes out to he one in the hospital. God Bless.

    • Common Sense
      April 20, 2013

      And may I ask if you would have put them to slip ouytside the locked airport in thne rain. I do agree that they should have with the team since the night before but what evere happened happened and we cant turn back the hands of time every second we stay pointing fingers is another secong that we fail to undergo development in our lovely paradise. Only in Dominica things like that can happen if it was U.S.A they would hae had a candlelight vigil but instead some of us choose to point fingers and behave like pure fools.

    • Anonymous
      April 20, 2013

      I back u up 100% on that

    • jerry
      April 20, 2013

      :oops: I back u up 100% on that

    • Morihei Ueshiba
      April 20, 2013

      @ Concerned I support your statement, heads should roll for this negligence, i am very upset at the DFA, totally unacceptable.

    • jerry
      April 20, 2013

      i back u up 100% on that comment

    • Tulu
      April 20, 2013

      What you are saying makes sense but what has happened has happened . Now everyone is probably aware of the possible dangers that can occur. Getting upset is not necessary in this situation and will not make it any better. Talk and no action is cheap. :-|

      RIP to the lives lost and condolences to the friends and family affected by this accident. :(

    • After de fact people
      April 21, 2013

      Do you know that Kirt has accommodations in Roseau area? Do you know that Ronaldo drives to the Bernabeu even if Madrid has to travel to Italy (Which is much farther from Spain than St. Vincent to DA). I’d support your point if he was on the way to the airport and if all players had to find their way to Melville Hall. But meeting up to catch a team bus isn’t odd at all.

    • wee papa
      April 22, 2013

      Totally agree with you. Look out that man behind the money is to be blamed. Its all about using sports for self fulfillment

  47. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    :cry: so sad…..may God gives the family members the strength whilst going through such strategy.

  48. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    OMG this is so tragic.. May God shine his blessed light upon Kurt, Norran and their family…
    Condolences from the Beaupierre family..

  49. April 19, 2013

    :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( i just wanna cry i feel the pain and sorrow

  50. April 19, 2013

    :( it my gratutude 2 pour out my heart 4 thoses of the loses im very srry for kurt hector and norran.but dominica would always be there 4 u guys .accept condolences rip mr hector and mr jno hope

  51. jeanmarie
    April 19, 2013

    kirt boy tears cant stop falling….. joslyn i thank God for your narrow escape. RIP Noran and Kirt

  52. Andrea
    April 19, 2013

    My prayers are with the family and friends of those you die. God bless you at this time from Barbados

  53. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    so sad

  54. Judy
    April 19, 2013

    Sincere sympathies to the families of the two who passed. May they RIP.
    Lord, thank you for the Hero you brought out from the ditch to save so many other lives. Lord, You alone saw what was coming behind on this busy highway on a Friday morning. Thank you Lord for this young Hero. May you bless him and bring him back to good health.

    • Allyson
      April 19, 2013

      Good words Judy….. let us all remember the heroic effort of the young man who climbed from the ditch…I hope his efforts are recognized and he knighted as a Hero…May God grant unto him a speedy recovery….God is Merciful…May the souls of the departed R.I.P.

  55. Admirer
    April 19, 2013

    Deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the two. This is insurmountable grief! My darling Tri-State Beauty I know you are hurting, I’m here for you whenever you need me.I know your brother is taking this real hard too, you all aren’t alone in your grief.

  56. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    :cry: sympathy goin out to jno hope family i knew him i wnet high skool wit him rip dude

  57. LYDIA
    April 19, 2013

    I am so sorry to hear of this accident. May their souls R.I.P and hope their families find peace in this time. Remeber they were our true heroes. They represent their country and make us proud. May God bless their families and The Commonwealth of Dominica.

  58. Antiguan
    April 19, 2013

    Sympathies from us here in Antigua to the families of the deceased….

  59. April 19, 2013

    :( :( so sad i really heard kurts daughter yell in the hospital daddy please dont die but it was to late ……………. may you all souls rest in peace cousins.

    • Karibe
      April 19, 2013

      She was so close to her dad,poor child. We all need to be there for her.

  60. April 19, 2013

    i live in dominica i don’t know those people but i feel very sorry for them and their families so sad :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  61. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    RIP Sir
    You may be gone but ur fiendship, patience, love and kindness will always be in my heart and mind. kurt Hector ur always with us in or heart. sending out comfort and strength to his loving daughter and familly members. I love u sir.
    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  62. La Plaine United
    April 19, 2013

    We have lost two of the best. A National coach, village council member, sports committee PRO, etc.
    A young upcoming man who was excited to make his debut; respectful, soft spoken, willing to listen, and obviously talented.

    We love you Kirt “Caribee” Hector and Norran “Slow-mo” Jno Hope. Thank you for what you have done.

    • APPRECIATE US
      April 19, 2013

      A national coach and a national player – sometimes we do not show enough appreciation for the sacrifices that we make to represent our beloved country.

  63. Kayadread
    April 19, 2013

    I’m from St.Kitts having lived in Dominica for a number of years I became very acquainted with Kurt.Still hard to believe he’s gone.To Kurt’s family as well as the family of Norran Jno Hope I extend my deepest condolensces.May they both Rest In Peace.

  64. Precious
    April 19, 2013

    The God of yesterday today and forever, he alone understands and he is God alone. The family will be comforted under his wings. May their souls R.I.P. To Mr. Prince may God guide your every foot steps and remain strong my brother. Blessings and strength to the families.

  65. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    an opportunity 4 a dominican to make the world see what dominica has an the devil just had to stop it

  66. concern
    April 19, 2013

    o what sad news that is why we should make our calling and election sure with the lord live for him so that when the sting of death past it will no take us as a thief. May God grant the family peace in their hearts and home and remember all things work together fopr good to those that love the Lord and are called according to His promise.

  67. snow
    April 19, 2013

    :cry: rest in peace my dawg Norran and Kurt *sigh* wat a sad day

  68. LCM
    April 19, 2013

    My sympathy goes out to the families affected.

  69. My condolences
    April 19, 2013

    My condolences to the family and friends. Our prayers are with you.

  70. Rule
    April 19, 2013

    All u had a day of mourning for Chavez, now let’s see if the PM extends the same gratitude to these Dominican heroes.

  71. April 19, 2013

    omggggg icbi :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( tradric

  72. Frank Talker
    April 19, 2013

    These guys were on their way to perform their national duties, pro bono. I say we have a national day of mourning and a State funeral.

  73. game
    April 19, 2013

    condolences for the soccer population in st.vincent>> we are very sadden by this news and wished all the member of the dominican national team and coaches out deepest symphaty… may dey rest in peace>

    • game
      April 19, 2013

      from*

    • Anonymous
      April 19, 2013

      Really decent of you, St. Vincent. Thank you for reaching out!

  74. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    my deepest sympathies goes out to the family so so sad

  75. April 19, 2013

    norran it was ur dream to play for Dominica….. finally u maid it on the team and still never got a chance to play……RIP cuz :( :(

  76. gwaj
    April 19, 2013

    This is all too sad. May they RIP.

  77. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    Such sad news to hear,the families of the deceased are in our prayers.May the good Lord take you through your grieve.

  78. nicole
    April 19, 2013

    The williams family at laronde wishes to extend the ir sincere condolences to the hector and jnohope family of laplaine and may God continue to give you strength and courage in your bereavement :cry:

  79. ?????
    April 19, 2013

    so sad! The team members must be traumatized and the Treasurer told them they can still travel. What’s wrong with these people. The Dominica Olympic Committee gave DFA a large check for that trip but Athletics had to go a begging. The right hand of the Lord is stricking in our land hearken

    • claire
      April 19, 2013

      are you for real with your comment ?i wont say much because i am still sadden by the death of my people may god bless you

  80. tutunee
    April 19, 2013

    TOO TOO SAD FOR FAMILY; KEEP THEM IN OUR PRAYERS; MAY THEY FINDS COMFORT IN THIS TIME OF GRIEVING; IT ROUGH;; :(

  81. April 19, 2013

    omg omggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg happenn in da :?: :( :cry: sad

  82. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    What a sad day for Dominica. Our hearts reach out to the families/loved ones of the dead and injured, to the other members of the national football team, with prayers for faith, strength, courage. Let’s hope, for the souls of the two deceased, that they were turned towards God, that the Father will now take them Home. May we all live with the awareness that we never know how, where, when we will be called, and to be prepared …

  83. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    R.I.P …HEART BREAKING

  84. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    I did not know them personally. But this has brought tears to my eyes. I am so saddened at their passing. I cannot imagine what their families are going through. Deepest condolences to those whose lives these young men have touched. Gone TOO soon.

  85. Adam Byrne
    April 19, 2013

    Kirt was a great team mate to me at Zebians, a great coach and a great guy. Sincerest sympathies to family and friends. So sorry to hear this.

  86. Remix
    April 19, 2013

    SIGH :cry:

  87. ok
    April 19, 2013

    is it possible to have pictures of the site

  88. teacher junior
    April 19, 2013

    so so sad. God has a way of working through us, though two died he allowed one to escape, get to the surface and warn other drivers who might have had the same fate. Lord we are very thankful for the survivor and please watch over him.
    RIP Gentlemen and may your families find comfort in the Lord
    I am really touched by the situation

  89. Caribbean (Lucian)
    April 19, 2013

    As a Lucian whose second home is Dominica, I would like to extend my condolences to the families, friends of the two young men and to the Government and people of Dominica.
    A lost for Dominica is a lost for all Caribbean people.

  90. April 19, 2013

    Deepest condolences to the family. It is rough loosing two members of the family at one time. La Plaine is morning such a tragic moment. Rest in peace fellas.

  91. Caribbean (Lucian)
    April 19, 2013

    As a Lucian whose second home is Dominica, I would like to extend my condolences to the families, friends of the two young men and to the Government and people of Dominica. May God continue to look over Domincans and the rest f us in the Caribbean and spare us from further damage. A lost for Dominica is a lost for all Caribbean people.

  92. pearl
    April 19, 2013

    :( :( :( :( we the Dominicans leaving in St Lucia would like to extend our deepest sympath to the families and friends of Kurt and Hope may the good lord guide and protect them on their way 2 heaven

    • tebeh
      April 19, 2013

      when are you coming, heard you were “leaving”

  93. Listen
    April 19, 2013

    MY Sympathies and prayers to the families of the deceased. And prayers for the survivors…really really tragic. DNO should not put up the pic with the dead individual in the vehicle. Not good for the family and show some respect to the deceased plz. The whole whole doesn’t need to see that. It could be any one of us in that situation think about it. My opinion.

    • Teacher
      April 19, 2013

      Just finished lamenting dat on my fb wall. U r so right. Only insensitive pple who think dey and dere families r immune to danger and impending death post such pics. We r more into sharin pics for BEFFF instead of having sympathy

      To all affected, my prayers r wit u.our country mourns

  94. lils
    April 19, 2013

    God knows that Joyceline’s family could not deal with another tragedy…….Joyceline you have reason to honor God for His grace and mercy shown to you. My deepest sympathy to the family of Murt Hector and Mr Jno Hope. We can only imagine what they are going through but as we all know God is in control. Sympathies also to the enire La Plaine and south east communities, the football fraternity and dominica by extension. This is sad, so sad………

  95. me
    April 19, 2013

    well its not d layou road alone d rain came to take.

  96. CB
    April 19, 2013

    God’s blessings to the family, may they rest in peace

  97. saddened
    April 19, 2013

    SAD SAD SAD SAD SAD. Hold strong to God

  98. vex
    April 19, 2013

    i do not like thew idea of that pic this image is going to remain in the family mind for the rest of their lives. come on. i just hate to see these unsympathic photos. :cry: :cry:

  99. April 19, 2013

    God has a way of working it out everything that we are worried about.Deepest condolences to the family and friends.Flag should be flown because these are two National Hereos died in the line of National duties.

  100. No Man Is God
    April 19, 2013

    Words have failed me at this time. This was just one of the most tragic news to wake up to this morning. And having to witness the impact it is having on Dominicans home and away is just to much to take in.

    May the families if the deceased take comfort in Jesus.

  101. Vernisha - St Lucia
    April 19, 2013

    My heart sobs as I watch and read this. My prayers and deepest sympathy goes to both families, friends, communities and the national team. I cannot imagine your pain now. May God console you as your grieve your loss and give you strength to move on. May both their souls rest in perfect peace.

  102. sad girl
    April 19, 2013

    Its a very sad rainny day in Dominica its in god hands right now. :crying

  103. john
    April 19, 2013

    sad news indeed this morning my sympathy goes out to their families.tears

  104. angry
    April 19, 2013

    you small minded person get your facts straight before jumping to conclusion. south east is there home they were going east to the air port where were they out partying? at your home? stupid. in a time of tragedy that’s the best thing you could say!

  105. jay
    April 19, 2013

    have no idea who these people are and live in the region but am a dominican to the core……so sorry to hear.*tear* *tear* may the families find strength in the Lord….condolences to the football family as well

  106. sweet
    April 19, 2013

    so sad. so many wicked people on this earth nothing happening to them. oh my God have mercy on these young men

  107. TAINTED
    April 19, 2013

    I join heart with you as you mourn the loss of your precious ones. God only knows the magnitude of your pain. I can only imagine. My prayers to our nation family and friends. May God guide and keep us all. Love always.

  108. CB
    April 19, 2013

    my deepest sympathy’s to all those involved. may god be with you all :cry: this news has shocked the entire country and saddened the hearts of all. no one knows the time or the hour…………lets all come together and pray

  109. pinky
    April 19, 2013

    oh God please give the families comfort and strength. I am very deeply sadden by this sad news.

  110. smh
    April 19, 2013

    smfh…how do u kno these guys were out partying??? were you with them to know sooo much….if u cant say anything good keep ur shut then…this is not the time to be saying soo much..geez with u ppl

    • Anonymous
      April 19, 2013

      You makes no sense fool

  111. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    sad :cry:

  112. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    Jah is gives he takes…. :(

  113. April 19, 2013

    kirt hector and noran jno. hope rest in peace :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  114. gwaj
    April 19, 2013

    Total heartbreak. RIP

  115. STRAIT TALK
    April 19, 2013

    So unfortunate, what a sad moment for everyone. Two young lives have again being stolen way by satan. May almighty God have mercy on those of us who still have a chance to make it right with Him. Young men in full health,( Why should a young man die before his time. May GOD give the families strength in this time of sorrow.

    • smh
      April 19, 2013

      he didnt die before his time. are you God? do you have God’s death list? it was his time, age has nothing to with death

      • STRAIT TALK
        April 19, 2013

        My friend,(SMH)I was once like you full of ignorance;but when I started to understand the scriptures I realized that so many have died before their time.ECCLESIASTES 7:17-18 Tells us:Do not be overly wicked,nor be foolish:Why should you die before your time? It is good that you grasp this,And also not remove your hand from the other;For he who fears God will escape them all. And that warning is for both of us. I don’t have any death list but one thing am certain of is this; you are on a death list.but the question is “Where will you spend eternity”?

      • Izoe Antoine
        April 19, 2013

        I agree, no one dies before his or her time. We just need to be ready since no one knows the Day, Hour or minute.
        Satan DID NOT TAKE THEM, I CLAIM THEM FOR CHRIST, may he grant them mercy.
        My deepest sympathy to the Families and friends of both these men of honor. To the survivor, be blessed and a speedy recovery to you. Remember, Jesus Christ is ALWAYS in control.

  116. sad
    April 19, 2013

    sad news :( :-|

  117. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    so sad. R.I.P i hope the family gets over the sadeness soon
    :-|

    • true
      April 19, 2013

      I guess you never had a son of yours die to know what “soon” is or means

      The most you people should be saying is ‘I am sorry’ and offer condolences to the family and nothing else, in other words, just shut up if you have noting good to say. Don’t tell them how to feel at this time

  118. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    We pray for the family. This picture of one of them in the vehicle hurts my heart. I pray Prince makes it . I know he will.i think i taught this boy at school. When i look at the situation i wonder how he made it out of the vehicle but I think God wanted him out alive and with good medical attention he will be ok . Its in Gods hand. The nation is with the families .

  119. pooh bear
    April 19, 2013

    sigh its just sad to see pple you kno goo like tht.. who would hv thought this would happen sigh… just wish their family all the strenght n wisdom :( :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  120. April 19, 2013

    i hope he is alive in jesus name

  121. Heartbroken
    April 19, 2013

    This is so tragic. My heart goes out to their friends and families, to the team members. Strength to Dominica.Mercy

  122. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    So so sad may the Lord Jesus comfort love ones in this very sad time my heart goes out to all the family n friends :cry:

  123. Sympathy
    April 19, 2013

    I want to extend my deepest condolences to the families of Kurt Hector and Norran Jno Hope.. I’m really sorry :( But have comfort knowing that they are in a better place

  124. Football Fan
    April 19, 2013

    RIP Kurt and Noran….sympathies to the families and friends. DFA take note…when a team is traveling to represent the island, pls ensure that they all leave from one location in town…those leaving in the country areas should be housed in town for the nite at a hotel or something. The football house should hve lockers rooms and a facilities that could house/facilitate those players!

    • Castle Bruce
      April 19, 2013

      That can’t prevent death but a good idea. How about proceed with caution.

    • natural living
      April 19, 2013

      think about this….if the lone survivor did not make it to the top and alert other drivers and the rest of the team on the bus coming from the opposite direction..can you imagine…could have been soooooo much worse..this is a national tragedy….

    • lol
      April 19, 2013

      next thing all of them die together?…i like the idea of separate

    • April 19, 2013

      oh shut up! what had to be would be. it could have been so much worst. this has nothing to do with sleeping town. kurt and norran are la plaine guys. home sweet home. i’m happy i got to see their faces a last time, rest in peace cousins.

    • hmmm
      April 19, 2013

      as sad as it may be, it was their time. we are not God, u can take precautions in life, but what has to happen, will happen.

    • Dominican
      April 19, 2013

      I agree.They are ambassadors ,treat them as such.May the lord strengthen the families.This is a great loss for Dominica. :(

    • Show me the money
      April 19, 2013

      You good in your head?

    • as for my house
      April 19, 2013

      and dominica would be morning for an entire team????

    • Smart after
      April 19, 2013

      Don’t see how this relevant. This is a 20/20 hindsight comment. If I was leaving DA I would have liked to spend the night before with my family.

    • LawieBawie
      April 19, 2013

      This makes no sense at all because if the entire team was all in one vehicle the same sad event could have happened with even more dead.

  125. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    Sad to hear that news…as a member of the St. Lucian national team…We were just heading over to st. vincent to play u guys…may ur souls rest in peace…our condolences from the St. Lucia National Football Team :(

  126. chance lady
    April 19, 2013

    we need some days of morning ,this was ppl who represented dominica

  127. hm!
    April 19, 2013

    Oh,so sad. We are praying for the families of the two who died. Let us hope and pray that the one who survived will make it through.

  128. EVIL-LIVE
    April 19, 2013

    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: lord watch their family and give them strength. let his wonderful mercy be with us as we pray on the lost of these two footballers who have gone.

  129. Cop
    April 19, 2013

    R.I.P KURT

  130. April 19, 2013

    May their sould rest in peace, and may the family find comfort in the Lord knowing that they are in a better place.

  131. anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    This is really sad not just for the family but for Dominica as a whole. We pray for strength for the families, members of the team and the ocountry!

  132. :(
    April 19, 2013

    Tears in my eyes… Sigh my heart goes out to the family. listening to one of the family members and its just giving me goose bumps :(

  133. April 19, 2013

    Sincere condolences to the family of Nolan JnoHope and Kirt Hector and the entire South East and Da Football Fraternity on this terrifying accident. Indeed the Nation is stunned at this incident. Lets get together.
    The footballers of Newtown join the nation in grief at this unforgettable loss. We also hope that the lone survivor Prince does get better and gets the best available treatment.
    HARLEM PEOPLE STANDS BY YOU.

  134. kyon
    April 19, 2013

    OMG!This is so sad.Lord I pray for comfort for their families. :(

  135. LAPLAINE IN USA
    April 19, 2013

    we are praying for the families. so sad what has inspired but God is always in control he knows best.

  136. sad girl
    April 19, 2013

    O ma god its so sad :cry: i know the family is down right now please pray for that family :cry:
    :-)

  137. sad
    April 19, 2013

    So so sad :-| :cry:

  138. Rule
    April 19, 2013

    This is just so sad. Help us Lord!

  139. Sorry
    April 19, 2013

    Peopeople the article said serious accident. Is Curt really dead? Please confirm.

  140. huh
    April 19, 2013

    but how allu know d man die….dno hasnt confirmaed that.

  141. Alex Bruno
    April 19, 2013

    Merciful peace be unto those who hurt. Kurt and company,I pray for your safety, heaven bless you if you are still here; if not…well, if not. Hmmmmmmm

    • April 19, 2013

      May yr souls rest in peace..gonna miss my coach smhh sighhh ..#Pcss girls fball team # tears

  142. April 19, 2013

    Lord they need u

  143. oh my
    April 19, 2013

    oh God

  144. oh my
    April 19, 2013

    of God RIP KURT AND THE DRIVER SO SAD……..

  145. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    i hope no possie players didn’t get injured

    • anonymous
      April 19, 2013

      don’t u mean “I hope no one was injured”

    • CHARMER
      April 19, 2013

      I am from Possie too and your comment is somewhat selfish. Next time think about how you may be affecting the readers by what you write. This is a national tragedy.

  146. April 19, 2013

    so sorry to hear this

  147. JDK
    April 19, 2013

    Dear Lord, our source of strength in all that ails us, guide and protect your people. Amen

  148. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    may there sold rest in pe :cry: ace

  149. Hmphmm
    April 19, 2013

    But DNO never report and say the man die, allu saying R.I.P ……..choops!

  150. PRAYERS
    April 19, 2013

    I PRAY THAT THEY WILL BE FINE IN JESUS NAME

  151. peter piper
    April 19, 2013

    People inspite of,read carefully and remain open minded and calm, people done giving the man r.I.p. Read thoroughly Be patient and Wait! Gosh

  152. balla
    April 19, 2013

    Sad day for dominica God please heal our land from this curse have mercy on us oh lord of host grant us mercy their jehovah plz we pray in Jesus name amen

  153. Thinking
    April 19, 2013

    The article did not say fatal accident? Is he dead?
    It said a serious accident. Did not mention anyone died?

  154. jean laplaine
    April 19, 2013

    lord help curt and noran….lord have mercy..

  155. red rose tea bag
    April 19, 2013

    DNO needs to update their story. The coach and a player passed.

  156. April 19, 2013

    oh boy cant believe this has just happen.RIP

  157. grand fond
    April 19, 2013

    Lord God protect people. I pray that they will be found alive, in Jesus Name, Amen

  158. MIA
    April 19, 2013

    Sad news this is.

    However, I’ve been listening to the 6:45am DBS News where both the Fire Chief and the Police PRO were interviewed and there was no confirmed reports at the time about the death of the individual that DNO is reporting about.
    DNO, was the situation officially confirmed at the time of your writing this report early this morning? Please take the individual’s family into consideration when reporting this kind of news. Why not wait for official confirmation before running to put on a story?

  159. optimist
    April 19, 2013

    they never said that they were dead, he was involved in the accident and they are looking for them

  160. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    they are not confirm dead lets pray that they are alive .

  161. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    Hmm DNO what really happened na? you first reported the National Football Coach dead as a result of being involved in that accident and people gave their comments, grieving already…now the news has changed? what’s up with that? Please get your facts right before jumping to report because this is dangerous reporting you know

  162. Whatever
    April 19, 2013

    Please edit the comments as well.
    Thanks for understanding.

  163. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    :( :( :(

  164. April 19, 2013

    before DNO reporters go posting none sense get ur facts right ok… peoples lives are affected by what u post… stupse these reporters need to be trained properly… u say he died when no one not even police concluded that. …

  165. yay-z
    April 19, 2013

    DNO confirm your reports before reporting!

  166. dirty harry
    April 19, 2013

    boi dat is my time of comin down in the morning and that cauld hav been me boi jah looked over me hold strong

  167. heart
    April 19, 2013

    O my god this is touching news .lord have pity on those in that dich

  168. pascal
    April 19, 2013

    :( :( :( :( :( Rip Kurt :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  169. just looking
    April 19, 2013

    R.I.P coach

  170. she
    April 19, 2013

    watttttttttttttttttttttttt

  171. Texan
    April 19, 2013

    Rip coach

  172. straight.
    April 19, 2013

    OmG! what sad news. RIP Kurt Hector

  173. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    Kurt may you rest in perfect peace… Tears waking up to that news is just not easy. A great friend and a good man. My ex collogue may god give ur family n footballers strength to go through this….

  174. Amanda
    April 19, 2013

    Praying… :(

  175. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    Oh my oh my god. Are you serious? Kurt may you rest in perfect peace. You were a good man and a great friend. Waking up to that news is heartbreaking indeed. Just about to work on you tournament and you are gone alas tearsssss :(

    • April 19, 2013

      he died???? u serious???

    • Vincy
      April 19, 2013

      It is NOT confirmed that anyone is dead.

    • Anonymous
      April 19, 2013

      My God! Where in the article did it say that anyone died nuh? unless you have info that DNO has not received????? You want to give people heart-attack man.

    • Anonymous
      April 19, 2013

      Did the news say he died. I have been listening and didn’t get it that way……..
      Please verify

    • megzo
      April 19, 2013

      but they doe say de man die so what is your problem

    • Anonymous
      April 19, 2013

      but as if they didnt say he was dead as yet… is he?

  176. la plaine
    April 19, 2013

    Dear Lord

  177. April 19, 2013

    Now..that is bad news for me.I cannot believe it.

  178. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    omg..i’m so dumbfounded right now….really really shivering..Rip Curt

  179. Aye Dominique
    April 19, 2013

    Lord Jesus, lay your hands upon them. Lord you are the greatest physician of all times! Lord perform your healing wonders on these young people and restore their health. We believe Dear God that you can and will make them whole againe, Amen!

    So so sad…….

  180. straight.
    April 19, 2013

    My prayers are with them.

    • Anonymous
      April 19, 2013

      I would like to understand this situation the nation station has not reported the status of the men left in the ditch and Dominica news online has sympathy. What exactly is going on?

      • mercy lord
        April 19, 2013

        The thing is the nation station reports professionally,They get their facts straight first! Thats a Fact!

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