Barricades go up in front Police Headquarters

Law enforcement officials placing barricades in front Police Headquarters

Barricades are presently being erected in front of Police Headquarters by law men.

The reasons for the barricades are unclear, however, the police might be anticipating protest action since opposition Senator, Dr. Thomson Fontaine is expected at Police Headquarters on Monday morning for questioning in relations to a public meeting held in Roseau last Tuesday.

Fontaine was taken into custody in Roseau on Sunday afternoon and questioned at Police Headquarters. As news of the matter spread, a crowd converged on the area in support.

He was eventually released and was carried through the streets by jubilant supporters who at the same time shouted, “Skerrit must go.”

Meanwhile, Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton said on Monday morning that word is out that he will be arrested today “in connection with Skerrit’s bogus story about a plot to overthrow the government.”

Following the opposition’s public meeting last Tuesday, violence flared in Roseau and several businesses were vandalized.

The opposition organizers have distanced themselves from the violence saying it had nothing to do with the public meeting. They said it took place hours after the meeting was over.

However, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said the matter was part of a plan to overthrow the government by storming and occupying the Financial Center, where the office of the Prime Minister is located.

DNO is following all the latest developments and will publish information as it becomes available.

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59 Comments

  1. Matt Sam
    February 14, 2017

    Arrest all those involved. Put them before the court. They must pay for their action. I am already disappointed that none of them have been charged so far.

  2. reginalddd
    February 14, 2017

    hmm

  3. Annon
    February 14, 2017

    I am not a supporter of either side. But That’s crying wolf. No need for the violence over passports as many many countries sell their passports and all have issues with crooks. No need for violence just because you cannot win an election. You have obviously planned poorly. Please change this ill advised strategy to win at the polls. Very Low support for this stupidity. STOP IT!

    • LawieBawie
      February 15, 2017

      My gosh!!! Its a good thing that you ARE NOT supporting either side.

  4. erer
    February 13, 2017

    The People Speak at General Elections my friend.
    Linton knows what the people will say in the next election
    So he and his boys can’t wait for that
    Their New Strategy:
    Create Chaos, Wreck havoc,
    Drag Dominica’s name in the Mud
    and whatever is left, they’ll take it.
    But Skerrit and the Dominican MAJORITY ready for them!
    Check History: Failed revolutions don’t get the hype of successful ones, but there’s been plenty of them!
    The popular successful one in Dominica against Patrick John. The hardly mentioned failed revolution by Patrick John against Eugenia Charles .

  5. Tj
    February 13, 2017

    The man is grasping for someone or something to hang on too. The P.M. Is looking for reason for a call for a state of emergency. I dare you Mr. P.M. The redcshirt will be no more.

  6. Black woman
    February 13, 2017

    Pm give the people what they want Dominicans
    Are FED. UP with u that’s why they are shouting
    Skerrit MUST GO and GO U WILL imagine
    No Jobs
    Nothing not selling
    Cost of living high
    Crime on the rise
    Poverty creeping in
    Poor housing condition and the list can go on and
    Onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

    • Looking in
      February 13, 2017

      You forgot to add:
      As a PM he refuse to give an account for his name being mentioned in all kind of corruptions.

      Skerret bank account getting fatter
      He is acquiring properties all over

      His ministers are getting richer on the same salary? or monies from elsewhere
      They are living very well compare to the rest of the populations

      And the list goes on and on

  7. Righteous
    February 13, 2017

    In 1981, a small but heavily armed force of misfits from the United States and Canada set off on an unlikely mission: to invade the impoverished Caribbean island of Dominica, overthrow its government in a coup d’etat, and install a new bought-off prime minister. For two years, the gangleaders recruited manpower, wooed investors, forged links with the mob, stockpiled weapons, and planned their assault. They called it Operation Red Dog. They were going to make millions. All that stood in their way were two federal agents from Louisiana on the biggest case of their lives. Bayou of Pigs tells a remarkable story of foreign military intervention, revolutionary politics, greed, treachery, stupidity, deceit, and one of the most outlandish crimes ever attempted: the theft of a nation.

    Deja Vu!

  8. February 13, 2017

    No need for all that hype brothers- in- arms Dominica is not Venezuela the politicians now ruling over our country are living in a ”fools paradise” don’t go down that road with them please.

  9. Black jack
    February 13, 2017

    LENNOX LINTON, I\’m saying to you and your supporters like wise Fontaine and to all so-called Workers Party you people have got a dog chance of being in Power once bitten twice shy we Dominicans will never ever have Linton, as our prime minister,enough said for now .

  10. Nice Try Colonel Dr. Skerrit
    February 13, 2017

    Skerrit must go! Bad move if he arrests Linton. Very bad move indeeed.

  11. blessings
    February 13, 2017

    If only Mr. Linton and all those accusers would come forward with some concrete evidence….why rage war for no reasons? why put your self in trouble and cause shame and destruction when there is no evidence to substantiate the claims and accusations that are being made by persons who at the end of the day, after encouraging you to misbehave turn around and distance themselves from what you did, leaving you to face your troubles on your own… People it is not worth it, there is more at stake that meets the eye. Everything in darkness must come to light so until the evidence is presented, let the elected government run the country and let peace and order prevail

    • Anthony P. Ismael
      February 14, 2017

      My guess is, the wanted criminals who were arrested in the international community with Dominican Diplomatic Passport were made up too? What a world that we live in. I do not condone violence, but Skerrit has to go.

  12. dominican always
    February 13, 2017

    mr skerrit spoke of a plan to overthrow the government by storming the financial center where the office of the prime minister is if this is so and that was the plan then he should fire mr blackmore and chief daniel carbon for allowing the meeting to take place outside the financial centre knowly that there was a plot to overthrow the government of the day so i believe mr skerrit is lying and concocting stories to avoid the real issues facing dominica and the allegations against his government

  13. Dominican Passports
    February 13, 2017

    Dominicans soft, see how middle easterns fighting tooth and nail for their democracy.

  14. Citizenship for sale
    February 13, 2017

    The actions of the police is proof that the police of Dominica is helping Skerrit do all they can to provoke the people of Dominica to see if they will not retaliate when they can take no more. It is time to hear the Caricum and others lend their support, before it\’s too late.

  15. Nac Vibes
    February 13, 2017

    I’d rather be a free man in my grave,than living as a puppet or a slave.

  16. Ramsay
    February 13, 2017

    Give a man a badge, a uniform and a weapon, and suddenly he believes himself superior to his fellows.

    • time has told
      February 13, 2017

      There are experiments that prove this.

  17. Mike
    February 13, 2017

    Mr Skeritt has learned lots from the Chinese and Venezuelan Dictators

  18. Savarin has lost his tongue?
    February 13, 2017

    Where is that big mouth Savarin? He likes to come belch bubbles all the time and told people to boycott Brisbane because Jerry Brisbane spoke out for our rights. Now he is as silent as those priests and Pharisees who have been bought with our passport money. Savarin, shame on you. You are like Nero, fiddling in the Chinese built malice while Roseau burned due to you guys neglect of the poor. Feeding the poor crumbs from your table, following a lunatic senior clown and spinning fairy tales about a coup by sound truck.

    Savarin must go too! Resign, just go!

  19. ?
    February 13, 2017

    Pm must go. Stop all that nonsense and remember you are the peoples servant. So grow up and stop this stupidity. In the country. #pmmustgo

    • Joe
      February 13, 2017

      You and everyone else will wait their turn in the polling booth.

      • dayandnight vision
        February 13, 2017

        Tell them Joe. But they know they can NEVER WIN that way so they are trying all their shenanigans. But they will stay in the yard tho. BEH!!!!!!!!

    • A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
      February 13, 2017

      A real leader would have advised his supporters not to come to the police station if the purpose is to cause a disturbance at that is if he cared for the safety of the people instead of telling people to come down there in an effort to confront the police doing their job.

      Isn’t there a school with small children close to the area? I hope the people are not leaving their jobs to protest and expect to be paid. They are not protesting on my behalf that is for sure.

      • %
        February 13, 2017

        Is not the real leader who said no law
        No constitution can stop
        him from doing what he wants.

    • DA girl
      February 13, 2017

      SO you re telling me that the Ministry of National Security is wrong for being proactive??? After last Tuesday you still expect the authorities to lay back and wait to see what happens next??? With the level of violence that erupted last week the police have every authority to be proactive. And mind you this is not coming from a Workers or Labor standpoint. Just somebody doing a bit of logical thinking because apparently the majority of persons seem to have lost the capability to do so. Police is police and they have a job to do. If it was the other way around it would have to be the same thing.

  20. snowell
    February 13, 2017

    How about all members of the gang of UWP getting a brain transplant is there any joy and happiness in causing people harm. What kind of persons would want to harm their own. For example the same thing that you are accusing the PM for Linton is doing it inciting violence.
    Keep allyou Dominica . Nobody will come to DA under allyou regime trust me.

    • time has told
      February 13, 2017

      you spew ignorance. someone should confiscate your keyboard.

  21. freedom fighter
    February 13, 2017

    Mr Skerrit in light of your false accusations we want to know if the financial centre is equipped with guns and ammunitions,

  22. papa
    February 13, 2017

    They ideal thats why

  23. papa
    February 13, 2017

    Pm lack of work causing that crap give the ppl work to much crap going on in the country

  24. Dominican
    February 13, 2017

    The police force is suppose to defend the law and be independent of party politics…
    Dominica Police Force is not doing there job to remain unmoved by the party in power. THE officers themselves look confuse. Imagine on Sunday where they should allow the people to pray n remain focus they Arresting Thompson.
    But they might have to lock up the whole of Dominica because the non violent protest against Skerritt is just getting started.
    Very soon the whole world will know via social media about the corruption in Dominca n the passport drama.
    Dominica Police Force stand firm, cause at the end what is Skerritt doin to boost the moral of the force. Poor those police….. Poor task force……

    • time has told
      February 13, 2017

      Doesnt matter what day of the week it is. They will arrest you when they can. Or are you one of those who believe sunday noone should work?

  25. DomiChina
    February 13, 2017

    BlackMan Net: I think you forgot to put in the dot(.) to say BlackMan.Net.
    This is a perfect slogan to be printed on a T-Shirt – Jump Hi-Jump Lo; All I No – Skerro Must Go
    But tell me, why the barricade on Bath Road. Isnt the Police station already protected by the big outdated grey gate. even the Police station is outdated and the conditions in there in antique, yet this is not spoken about.
    Eugenia Charles got the authorities to arrest Patrick John, yet died before him. Seem like Skerro want the same thing done to Linton who is simply opposing like an Opposition Leader. The Cries of the People are real and as I read, even the pastors are not susceptible to understand it, but in fact are condoning the actions of the persons who are causing the unrest in Dominica.

    • Jerry Samuel
      February 13, 2017

      Now you show how ignorant you are and I will not sit by and have you bring Dame Eugenia into this. So for your knowledge Patrick John did get arrested did go to jail and was later pardoned and released by the same Eugenia Charles he tried to overthrow. If you wants facts I will provide them just keep Mano out your ill informed misrepresentations.

  26. rAS
    February 13, 2017

    DNO if your reporter’s ears were “on the ground ” he/she would have known the reason for the erection of barriers in the vicinity of the Police Headquarters since on Q95 last night Thompson Fontaine extended an invitation to his supporters to show their support for him by their presence there!

    • February 13, 2017

      Ras, i listened to Thompson after he returned from his arrest and he never uttered what u said. U are a blatant liar.Get ur facts straight before u come on DNO and u mislead people

  27. time has told
    February 13, 2017

    this is dumb. I hope it clears up by mid day. The kind of environment being created might just backfire in their face. all this militarized notion is not necessary. The notion you are trying to create about the nationalists of Dominica as being violent and warlike is nonsense. Barricades to prevent traffic from flowing in front the police station. what purpose is this? you want to barricade the station make all them police that park in front the station move their ride and put the barricade along the perimeter of where the vehicles park and let traffic and pedestrians walk freely.

    • blessings
      February 13, 2017

      the image was created during and after the public meeting last Tuesday. Do we for one moment thought of what could have happen if the police had reacted to civilians attacking them? The wrong the government is alleged to be doing can in no way justify the reaction of the opposition; two wrongs can not make right, satan can not correct sin….

      As far as I can see, it, all those politicians are the same, the opposition is just looking for the opportunity for them to get the share of the pie and they will do it at any cost, even to bring fear and turmoil in a place that was considered to be peaceful. What shame and disgrace!!

      • MUDD
        February 13, 2017

        But A A . Someone finally using their head and making sense, alas.

      • time has told
        February 13, 2017

        Noone attacked the police.

  28. February 13, 2017

    In Haiti there use to be the tonton macoute and in Greneda in the days of Eric Gairy there use to be the mangoose gang in Dominica are we seeing the rise of the manicou gang under roosevelt and blackmore ? to the police the civillians are your people you and the people are one .DO NOT harm them for any immoral leader.

    • Punjab
      February 13, 2017

      You more sounding like part of the manicou gang. So the civilians must harm people and their business places and the police should just stand by?

      • February 14, 2017

        @Punjab it appears that the manicou cap fits you well now you are wearing it go take a look at yourself in the mirror mr. manicou !!! or what ever gender you are.

  29. BlackMan Net
    February 13, 2017

    all I’m saying is Jump hi Jump Lo, All i know is……”Skerrit Must Go”…….. 8) 8)

  30. jonathan st jean
    February 13, 2017

    Who would believe that you overthrow a government by storming the prime Minister’s office.I guess only uneducated morons would.For the overthrow of a government the cooperation of the armed forces and or police would have to be secured and multiple sights would have to be involved including the main radio station, blocking of major points in the road network.This is another fairy tail from the delusional dictator Skerritt.Why doesn’t he just focus on telling the Dominican people what business he was conducting on our behalf in Greece

    • time has told
      February 13, 2017

      They were not trying to overthrow the government you fool. That would be a coup. What happened last tuesday was a peaceful protest demanding the resignation of the PM. What happened after the protest was finished was local thugs and vandals releasing their frustrations; many to antagonize the police for their own selfish reasons other to simply destroy property and loot. In both cases neither assist the cause of a peaceful protest. Sources whoever they are can say whatever they want, but how can you overthrow a government with old men and women ? that wasnt the intention of the UWP. Demanding someone’s resignation is not the same as overthrowing their position. Asking you to leave your job is not the same as me coming and taking your job. If Skerrit resigned the labor party would still rule i bleive because they had the most seats. This is what you people dont understand.

      • Peace
        February 13, 2017

        Clearly you cannot read and comprehend. Re-read Jonathan’s post and see who is the fool.

      • Kewl
        February 13, 2017

        Who are you calling Fool? read and comprehend before makingn stupid comments.

      • jonathan st jean
        February 13, 2017

        Answer this simple question,did you go to school or did you waste your parents school fees.I’m worried about you man.Who announced that UWP and DFP tried to overthrow his government.My point is that to overthrow a government you need the cooperation of law enforcement,also you have to take over key government institutions, including the main radio and TV stations.You will also have to block main roadways.In the absence of that there cannot be a coup.Skerrit is delusional and so are you.Only a moron will believe that what was done by misguided thugs is an attempt by the opposition to overthrow a government

    • Lol
      February 13, 2017

      This just goes to show the level of thinking withing the opposition camp.

    • dayandnight vision
      February 13, 2017

      Jonathan St. Jean what has your contribution been to Dominica? Since you left eons ago you never pass back. Do you remember what Dominica looks like? Didn’t think so. So leave our PM alone please. Is not he that made you a fugitive from Dominica. He probably wasn’t even born yet when you left.

      • jonathan st jean
        February 13, 2017

        Just so you know I’m not that old and I left Dominica in 1997.Certainly Skerritt was born already.Also I 2as last in Dominica in 2012.i watched Obama win his 2nd term whilst at home with family.Unless Skerritt fixes the air access to Dominica I won’t be back anytime soon either.I have a brother two sisters still in Dominica,but when there is going to be such nightmare into and out of the country, count me out.Please show me where in the Dominica Constitution that I have to meet a minimum standard for contributing before I’m allowed to express my views on Dominica.Shut up fool

  31. Marcus Hill
    February 13, 2017

    Why not just declare a state of emergency and rule by decree? That is what you are trying desparately to provoke.

    • time has told
      February 13, 2017

      Soon cameras on every corner, phone taps etc. Indeed instituting that new world order on us under the guise of national security. psychology. Now create the notion that we are under marshal law or that it is needed. The media itself must be more responsible in the images they put in people’s minds when they speak especially the talk show hosts, the dreadlocks in particular. dont over sensationalize the facts because you want to let your listeners feel excited. We are fine in Dominica apart from the usual injustice.

      • time has told
        February 13, 2017

        we are fine. We are not like Alepo or the Ukrain or North Dakota.

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