27-year-old Marigot man charged with murder; investigation continues into another homicide in that community

left: Accused Damali James and victim Dianer Chevor Henry

A 27-year-old Marigot man has been charged with murder in connection with one of two homicides which occurred days apart in that community.

Damali James, of Northend Marigot is now remanded in custody at the Dominica  State Prison following his appearance before Magistrate Bernard Pacquette at the Wesley Magistrate court on November 12, 2021, where the charge of murder was read to him.

It is alleged that on November 5, 2021, in Four Road Marigot he did murder 26-year-old Dianer Chevor Henry, contrary to law.

Since murder in indictable offense– expected to be tried in the High court before a Judge and jury– James was not required to enter plea.

According to initial information from the police, the alleged murder occurred following  an altercation between the deceased and the accused.

Following the incident, James was hospitalized for a few days then released into police custody.

At the hearing, attorney-at-law Joshua Francis, who was holding papers for the law Chamber of  Dyer & Dyer, made a request for bail but Magistrate Pacquette said he had no jurisdiction to grant the request.

The attorney argued that under the new bail act, a Magistrate can entertain the application, but Magistrate Pacquette disagreed.

James was remanded and the matter was adjourned to March 9, 2022, for Preliminary Inquiry (PI) to determine if there is enough evidence for the case to be heard at the High court.

Meanwhile, the police say their investigation into the homicide of Sherwin Alcendor continues.

On November 3, 2021,  the body of Alcendor was discovered in a garage in Melville Hall, Marigot, with multiple wounds.

No one has as yet been charged with murder in that matter but the police has informed Dominica News Online (DNO) that one individual is in police custody assisting with their investigation.

Sherwin Alcendor, Marigot murder victim

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  1. LifeandDeath
    November 16, 2021

    “Stay faaaar from trouble if you can; embarassment as small as a mustard seed can mek you kill a man” Capleton.
    We can all bring to bear a myriad of reasons/excuses why our young people are falling by the way side, and chief among them must be Poverty, but it’s not necessarily “material poverty”, but more so a poverty of mindset.
    A certain idleness that makes way to vice and negative social pressures; drink rum; smoke weed; be irresponsible, shone accountability; be jealous over material gains and the list goes on and on and on.
    Very very unfortunate these latest killings in Marigot, but we must not blame it on external forces, first we must recognize our weaknesses and deficiencies to want to make that change for a better self and collectively a better community.

  2. god of mammon
    November 16, 2021

    A young man that was born in the Pentecostal church, dedicated in church, raised in church today is charged with murder, while our pastors and churches are busy corrupting themselves with the ungodly riches of Skerrit, the money god

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    • November 17, 2021

      @god of mammon, you people need to stop the foolishness!

      Yes, there is a God of Love and Holiness, who gives every person a choice known as “free will” we do whatever pleases us through that choice.

      That young man made his choice to go with the devil, who advises his followers to steal, kill, and destroy–no pastor, preacher, and most certainly not the Prime Minister of Dominica–has anything to do with people who choose the devil; they make their own choice.

      People also choose God by their “free will” and I am sure that there are much more people in Dominica who do so rather than the other way around.

      If you were one of those people, you would not write that comment above–I know that I am right. For you may not kill or murder anyone but you are no different than the ones who do so.

      • god of mammon
        November 17, 2021

        You stop your crap you ungodly religious woman. Enjoy Canada and shut up!

  3. The Old Prophet
    November 15, 2021

    You see how @ End of time was quick to blame that on the Devil at work? But the truth is if we don’t employ the Devil or don’t create a culture that suits him he won’t work you know. Here is James 3:16 16For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
    The culture in Dominica today is one of greed, envy, selfishness, corruption and all manner of evil. So according to James, with that sort of culture is very conducive to disorder and every evil pratice.
    @ End of time, I hope you are not supporting, enabling, partaking and supporting Skerrit in building the evil culture of greed, corruption, lies and all kinds of evil that we all know is devilish and will plunge our country into utter darkness and chaos before we know it

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  4. Blood Bath
    November 15, 2021

    I know some will say hang him and throw the keys. But I will not say that. Instead I feel sorry for the young man and also for the family of the deceased. We need to understand that drugs and alcohol will cause us to do crazy things that we will regret later. I am not God so I will judge no one.
    One thing I know my friend Edward Registe, the Grand Bay parlrep was not killed and no one will be charged by the police for murder. For the record Ed Registe had a state funeral so Dr Vince Henderson could come in to help the PM who really needed help because seems like PM is in deep trouble and Ed and the other 17 ministers couldn’t help him to represent Dominica abroad. So less than 24 hrs after a cabinet meeting with PM Ed Registe was given a state funeral and Skerrit and Vince did a fine job in the state funeral. We saw that same State funeral with Pierre Charles and Rosie Douglas and Vince and Skerrit also did a good job in the State funeral. Later PM got elevated at now it Vince turn

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  5. Ibo France
    November 15, 2021

    I hope all the murderers are apprehended and put away for life from the rest of society. The proliferation of murders in Dominica must be curbed to acceptable levels for the country to advance. No stone should be left unturned in preventing and solving

    These homicides are happening at an alarming rate and nothing new is being put in place to arrest this murderous trend. Where are the crime fighting strategic plans and mechanisms? Where is the outrage from the public and the authorities? The crime situation will never abate if people remain reticent and unconcerned.

    Crime is everybody’s business because it affects all of us. Crime does not discriminate. In order to deal crime a significant blow, all hands must be on deck. I reiterate, everybody has a role to play in trying to rid Dominica of this scourge.

  6. Oh Men
    November 15, 2021

    Marigot people are originally from Antigua. So here you have it. Up till the 1960s they couldn’t speak the patois/French language. The majority of them were very dark in complexion.

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    • Anansi
      November 16, 2021

      So Oh Men what’s the price of beans in China?

      • Oh Men
        November 17, 2021

        Don’t be a fool. Make your self clear to be understood. There are thousands of bean species in China. But the one I think that you are asking about is called the “bean head.” This one is not worth selling because the Chinese see it as “An-AssAnsi.”

    • Oh Men
      November 16, 2021

      These “foreigners” came to Dominica from Antigua and Monserrat in the 1930 – 1940s. They settled in Wesley, Marigot and Roger (Canefield) on the hilltop section. They were mostly Seventhday Adventis and “Jehovah witness.”
      They mostly kept to themselves but weren’t that friendly. Those in Wesley and Marigot were doing very well in their banana production. The convent high school as well as the grammar school along with the academy schools had many students from these villages. Most of these students lived in Goodwill and the Roseau surroundings. These folks like to be “wrong and strong.” Had a couple runnings with a couple of them. Dominicans, the truth pure Dominicans are peaceful people. But with an influx of Dick Tom and Harry, Dominica now is Dog eat Dog. Me? My peoples came straight from Zambia Africa to Dominica since annee kannell. This is our Lendd…

    • Da Girl
      November 16, 2021

      And how does this change the price of eggs?? What is the relevance to this case exactly?

  7. Bwa-Banday
    November 15, 2021

    Another young man who may have thrown his entire future away. Again, social disruption due in part to failed or inadequate policies are leading our men astray. This man should have been at work or on his farm instead on on the streets. We are failing our future leaders..

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  8. November 15, 2021

    The devil is at work, one Dead the other got caught.

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    • Trouble I see
      November 15, 2021

      Yes @ End time I also believe it’s End of time and I too believe the Devil is busy at work. But I believe the evil and ungodly culture of greed, frustration and the very dark present and future created by this Roosevelt Skerrit evil government which somehow is blessed and welcomed by religious people have a lot to do with the Devil at work. Our young people have turned to drugs and alcohol because the church has so miserably failed them as more of our church leaders have given themselves to the worship of money god and can no longer point people to the way of God. It’s a very sad situation but I say just wait until Skerrit becomes President and Vince Henderson becomes PM to really see how busy Satan will be at work. Let’s stop laying the foundation for The work of Satan and when he builds on the foundation laid for him run and refer to it as End time and the Devil is at work

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    • Help us Lord
      November 16, 2021

      @ End of time I guess when Evangelist Peter R Augustine told us during the funeral of a pastor that Skerrit was the wisest PM, that was the Beginning of time right? When he told us that Skerrit was sent by God, that was the beginning of time right?
      When Yolland Johnjules a preacher on DBS on Sundays, when to the Court to lie about Skerrit Birth place, that was the beginning of time right?
      When pastor Bobbles, went on radio stations to lie about villas, that was the beginning of time right?
      Keep defending lies and all evil works of Skerrit, keep planting all kinds of evil seeds and plants of Skerrit and when we start to rip the evil harvest blame it on End of time and works of the Devil.
      In the beginning When Caine killed his brother Abel was it the end of time? Was it not because his work was evil?
      In the beginning when God was forced to destroy man through the flood of Noah was it the end of time? Was it not because of corruption where every man had corrupted himself? Read 2 Tim…

      • November 17, 2021

        @Help us Lord, you should have called yourself: “Help me Lord” because nothing you said above makes sense.

        Yoland Johnjules lied about PM Skerrit’s Birthplace?

        Speak for yourself about reaping evil, leave the “we” out of it? I know Yoland on Facebook and I also know where PM Skerrit was born, I don’t think he would lie about that.

        God was forced to destroy man? Who forced Him? As far as I know, He is all-Powerful!

        But since you claimed that the destruction was “through the flood of Noah” no wonder you are sending your readers to 2Tim to find that message.

        Why don’t you all remain quiet before making such fools of yourselves?

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