COVID-19: Dominica police arrest 31 curfew breakers

Deputy Police Chief Lincoln Corbette

Police have arrested 31 people for breach of the curfew order.

This information was revealed by Deputy Police Chief, Lincoln Corbette during a press briefing held recently.

 “To-date 31 individuals have been arrested for breach of the curfew order, including in this number are 15 people from Portsmouth who on April 13th took part in a wet fete,” he revealed. “This was held in a public road and they were arrested subsequently.”

According to Corbette, the individuals were taken to court and 14 of them pleaded guilty and were each fined $500 to be paid immediately.

“These people were in breach of the curfew order by failing to adhere to the conditions stipulated therein,” he remarked.

Meantime, Corbette reiterated his call to boat captains to desist from entering Dominica illegally.

“In a previous broadcast, I issued a stern warning to boat captains, boat owners, crew members and people who are involved in entering the state illegally,” he said. “I reiterate that you have to desist from this practice.”

Corbette continued, “We will use every legal means to ensure and enforce compliance to this order, we will stop you by any means necessary

He called on members of the public to report any sightings of illegal entrance or information in that regard.

“They are putting your life and security of the state in jeopardy for their own selfish deeds,” he indicated. “Therefore, it is your duty to stop them by reporting them.”

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17 Comments

  1. WHO CARES?
    April 21, 2020

    @ caring, I don’t know what is wrong with us in Dominica. At one time we clap and bless one thing and surprisingly, when that same thing doesn’t benefit us we want to shoot it.
    It was just in December 2019, Chekira Lockhart was on her DLP platform calling on Dominicans in the in the diaspora, to take boats and come through backdoor to vote for the DLP. At that time there was no pandemic and ports were opened. Today ports are closed and some are coming through backdoor to their home country and you, a Dominican calling on the police to shoot them? Is it because you have no family member stock abroad? But God is so good that less than three weeks later guess what is Chekira’ position today? Now you want her to shoot them?

    Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, International Transport, and Maritime Initiatives, with special responsibility for Air and Sea Port Operations — Hon. Chekira Lockhart-Hypolite

  2. Stay Home
    April 20, 2020

    I hope I see the Coast Guard making steady patrols long after covid19 is gone. I live in the North and I swear is a game on TV with the amount of times the coast guard passing. You hear boats passing all odd hours in the morning while coast guard in Bay at find Cole. I hardly see a patrol.

  3. Stay Home
    April 20, 2020

    The curfew order is also for the Haitian Nationals roaming the streets of Ports after hours. The law is for everyone.

  4. Chumpa
    April 20, 2020

    Hmmmmm. Everyone stay home

    • Covid
      April 20, 2020

      The curfew order is also in force for the Haitian Nationals roaming Portsmouth street after hours. The law is for everyone

  5. jubaj jubal
    April 20, 2020

    Corbette for Chief of Police Prime Minister. Sir, take the bold step, send Daniel Carbon on vacation leave, re-build the moral of the Police Officers sir. This man has the respect and love of his fellow officers. Please sir before the standard of the force drop lower than it is, please put Corbette in charge of the force. Bring back some standard to the CDPF once more, the public is no hearing or seeing Carbon. We hearing all Chief of Police in the world, the only one we cant hear is the Police Chief in Dominica, the time has come for him to be replace by Mr. Corbette.

    • Batibou River
      April 21, 2020

      One as bad as the other. They are all Skerrits puppets and for that reason I don’t trust them. Not one little bit I trust them. If any of them had any decency in their body they would have turned their guns on Skerrit, throw him in jail and ask him a few questions about missing state money, issuance of Diplomatic passports, etc. etc.

    • Eagle-Eyed
      April 21, 2020

      I agree with you jubaj jubal, It is time for Mr Carbon to retire and allow a younger more vibrant and decisive replacement like Corbette. Every time I listen to Carbon trying to make a public statement, I usually fall asleep. Can you imagine if we had Corbette as chief of police during the election campaign all that nonsense unruly behaviour by UWP supporting hooligans would have been clamped down on more heavily and decisively. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  6. BMB
    April 20, 2020

    “Estate” for allu to come if is $500 each you want. Is like curfew doh exist on weekend der nuh..! tout la’joune people walking around…going river….u name it.

  7. WHO CARES?
    April 20, 2020

    So the police did not see the amount of boats that were bringing in and taking out Haitians during the election? Why did they not stop or charge them? Some of them even caused the death of people and yet the police did not charge anyone. Some government ministers are on record telling some to come through back door to vote. Man as far as I am concerned the police here is only concerned about doing and facilitating Skerrit and his corrupt ministers and don’t care a damn about COVID-19. The police them understand that they accidentally swept thousands of dollars in the garbage bin by mistake and we’re rewarded with top positions, while some got away with some bad stuff they did by mistake and got away, so now they have no choice but to do whatever it takes to clean the toilet bowl of PM and his ministers.

    • Batibou River
      April 21, 2020

      Selective policing, that’s what the Dominica militia force stands for. The law applies to some but not to others and the ultimate decision maker is Skerrit. Welcome to corrupt Dominica!

    • listening
      April 21, 2020

      water under the bridge ,,, now we have to look forward

  8. PossieAdvocate
    April 20, 2020

    So covid had to come to explain to me why no Dominica government saw it fit to develop Portsmouth. Deputy Police Chief Lincoln Corbette said it best, when such a high level official called Portsmouth a village. I always thought it was a town….. Thanks for helping me to understand and clear up my confusion about the underdeveloped state of de village.

    Hmmmmm. Now we Possie people see how dem people official recognition of de place.

    • Bwa-Banday
      April 20, 2020

      Lol sorry to burst you bubble but Corbette just spoke wrong. You see, while Possie is considered a town by many of us, in general the people there behave like peasant villagers dependent on central government for everything and can be bought for less than they are worth. Just remember Ross and the last general election. So as long as labour in power Possie cannot, will not, NEVAH develop beyond what it is because their votes are already accounted for by Labour. Even a certain parlrep in Possie once told me a few dollars in cash contributions and a good promise is all labour need in Possie to keep wining. Please don’t blame Corbette.

  9. Bwa-Banday
    April 20, 2020

    Thank you Mr. Corbette for taking charge and enforcing our laws without fear, favour, malice or ill-will…I hope!. So now let me ask you the same question I asked elsewhere because I am really troubled:

    When are you going to remove the free-vol officers from the the Eastern District police station that is supposed to be under lock down? These guys and gals NEVER stayed in quarantine as they should have and now the people in the district are fed up sir. Please Teeway – Yoe sir so my family can be stress free in the place. I am even more upset now because it looks the new Inspector, PHQ and Ministry of Health people know about it and staying moo-moo. Please sir remove these careless supervisors because the people are afraid they not staying in their station

  10. ??
    April 20, 2020

    It’s wonderful to see the police taking this seriously. If the public choose not to abide with the low then they will have to face the consequences. Bravo to the law enforcement. Covid 19 is not a joke and we will have enough time to sewo when we are all in good health …..

  11. caring
    April 20, 2020

    if they don’t stop .. shoot their boat .. is nonsense they doing now . I wont feel sorry for them after cause is greedy and wicked minded they be

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