Blackmoore says investigations into Roseau disturbances still ongoing

Roseau was engulfed in disturbances on Tuesday, February 7

National Security Minister, Rayburn Blackmoore has said investigations into disturbances which took place in Roseau recently are still ongoing and reports that they were completed are fake.

He spoke on the radio program Focus on Government and Development on Thursday night.

“We have requested and received assistance of four competent, well-accomplished investigators in the area of public order,” he said. “With the aspects of some breaking news, that is all fake. Investigations are still going on and the four investigators are still engaged.”

Recently, reports surfaced as “breaking news” alleging that the four investigators had finished their investigations, found no evidence of a coup during the disturbances and had left the island.

The report was allegedly from high-ranking police officers in the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force.

Blackmoore said one has to ensure transparency and “an independent analysis of the fact and circumstances so that proper advice can be given to the police in Dominica and to ensure that there is no repeat of a similar situation in this country.”

He noted that person who are found wanting in the matter “will be dealt with appropriately in the spirit of the law.”

On the night of February 7, violence engulfed Roseau following a meeting organized by opposition parties, mainly the United Workers Party (UWP), in Dominica, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

The UWP has distanced itself from the disturbances saying it took place hours after the meeting was over.

However, Skerrit has said it was part of a plot to overthrow the government.

Three high-ranking members of the UWP and one member of the Dominica Freedom Party have been questioned by the police in the matter.

Only Claudius Sanford, a former UWP Deputy Leader and Senator, was charged with obstruction.

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35 Comments

  1. Long Lost Dominica
    March 12, 2017

    so no investigation on why this oil scam ***** was in our country with our deplomatic passport? Skerrit you getting really close to 99…

  2. “Rayburn Blackmoore has said investigations into disturbances which took place in Roseau recently are still ongoing and reports that they were completed are fake”

    These days we do not use the terms untrue, inaccurate not true; we are on the bandwagon everything is fake! You brought investigators as you say from in from CARICOM nations to investigate some oil that was burnt in the streets: One wonders how much money you spent paying the clowns you imported.

    Do not try to impress anyone that they came for free, because not even in Dominica people work for free, or a plate of food anymore. There is nothing to investigate, you all are putting on a show of harassment when you went out arresting innocent members of the UWP. I suspect the people who burnt the streets are agents of you and Skerrit government.

    The labor party are responsible for the disturbance, and you know that very so stop, play acting, you are not a good actor!

  3. views expressed
    March 12, 2017

    Blackmore, you and your corrupt cronnies are trying desperately to protect you affiliates in this sale pf passport saga. We will not be distracted and will stay focus and at you and your questionable guys who is, who has, who continues to prostitute the good name of Dominica. Skerrit must Go.
    Make way for more decent government.

  4. Dan is de man in de Van
    March 11, 2017

    A so called coup to overthrow Skerit and his despicable government. Yet no curfew and the Skerit in carnival band bacanaling with melisa.

  5. jonathan st jean
    March 11, 2017

    Only someone with an honorary doctorate can cook up a Nancy story about the opposition planning a coup d’etat against his government with a truck and musical equipment.No arms and ammunition and explosive devices found,no communication devices, Skerritt thinks that he,like Trump can say anything he wants and he will be believed.At the end of the investigation it will be revealed how stupid Skerritt is to make such an irresponsible announcement with no evidence to backup the claim.This puts him and Dominica in a bad light.Mr Blackmore you need to ensure that you recruit policemen with at least half a brain, because that would have prevented the disturbances which followed the meeting

  6. March 10, 2017

    Smfh, lets be real, who are they kidding? we have all condemmed the events which occured on February, 7th, 2017. We all agree Law and order must be maintained! but to mix apples and oranges, is unfortunate, and an insult to our intellengence in Dominica, and further afield. A manicou, could be made to investigate this matter, and conclude beyond any Doubt that the question of an alleged Coup, is grossly exergarated and over Blown, In my opinon in the end of that so called investigations into the alleged attempted Coup will be none and void. Do we really understand what a coup entails? Having been spared my life, many moons ago when an attempted failed coup did not materialized. Consult Lenox for more details on that particular matter. Surfice it to say, how ever long it takes the result will be the same, no Coup was attempted on February, 7th, 2017. Thats my humble opinipon. Keeping it Real! I`m not Blue, Green, or Red, but a patriotic Dominican, who know that we are given a “…

  7. dissident
    March 10, 2017

    What happened to the intelligence that the prime minister said he got from credible sources?
    Either skerrit lied to the nation…..and the world or the intelligence was far from the truth.
    I saw photos of the PM and his wife in carnival band smilies and everything. Tourists and dem enjoying demselves
    THERE WAS NEVER A THREAT OF A COUP!!!

    after picking up 32 youths ……investigation still going on?

    • Man bites Dogs
      March 10, 2017

      You guys can laugh and take the piss but very soon you scumbags will not be laughing, this mad joker been talking the piss far too long it have got to stop or else :?: :?: :?:

    • %
      March 10, 2017

      Remember Skerrit also knew who burnt the communication tower at Melvillehall?So Skerrit knows a lot,a lot,a lot of things you know!!!!.As for people??He knows even more people.Those from Macau,Nigeria,Malaysia,Italy..You just name it..SKERRIT MUST GO!SKERRIT MUST GO!SKERRIT MUST GO!

  8. Me
    March 10, 2017

    A veritable witch hunt.

  9. Tj
    March 10, 2017

    It would be more time sensatve if you can have your police force be responsive to the citizens and protect from petit crooks,The visibility of the police as you have said is still absent.

  10. MR. PROLIFIC
    March 10, 2017

    Blacky is all in the past he has work to do. You want his office so come forward and take responsibilities for damages. Until then we leave it to the investigators. The Americans have cleared this Country of any wrong doings.

  11. knowledgeable
    March 10, 2017

    Blackmore stop being idiotic. It is factual that the foreign officers found absolutely nothing in relation to a coup attempt as you jockers claimed You are so ashamed and embarrassed by the report from the officers and as such you are seeking public sympathy. SHAME on this irresponsible regime, and more shame on you Blackmore as a former police officer.

  12. KID ON THE BLOCK
    March 10, 2017

    Won’t stop until the King Piing is arrested! He must be arrested and stand trial and charged.

    • %
      March 10, 2017

      I support you,because Monfared cannot be awaiting trial and he,Monfareds very good friend, is out there trying to buy the sympathy of the people…

    • Observer
      March 10, 2017

      As a child, you either got too much carlot on your head or not enough. Who knows which one it is. You not improving with age, kiddo.

  13. The Darkness
    March 10, 2017

    More waste of tax…

  14. March 10, 2017

    The Law requires that after any RIOT especially where their was the use and discharge of firearms and ammunition by the Police there should be an inquiry (public). Why everything about this government is so secretive. Does the public not have a right to know what is going on in their country especially by those who were voted into office; and why must it always be after the fact.

  15. Willie
    March 10, 2017

    Blackmore should launch an investigation into Monfared hiding in Dominica, instead of this foolishness

  16. Joshua For PM
    March 10, 2017

    This issue is behind us and ALL parties are partly responsible but we naturally in uwp accepted most responsibility because of those preceding events . Joshua’s legal background and exemplary & un-matched leadership style can be used to guide TEAM Dominica on the strategic mechanisms that shall be legitimate leading up to any protest action . We must accept that Linton badly blundered by openly disregarding the written agreement with the police. His incite type comments were unfortunate and unbecoming. His outburst aroused our militant base but succeeded in alienating our UWP from would be voters. That is the group that decides who wins an election . We have not helped our cause by the riotous damage which would never have happened were it not for our leadership . Wrong is wrong . We lapsed big time.
    I think we must convene privately to professionally assess the impact which D DAY February 7 in 2017 has had on our Party. We need the intellectual capital of our next leaderJOSHUA,

  17. keepingitreal
    March 10, 2017

    The first thing you must investigate is your government policy’s .attitude.divisive rhetoric. Corruption.miss use of power.political meddling. Scare tactics undemocratic actions.oppressive behaviour and victimization of none supporters and then your investigation will be over.case closed

  18. Marcus Hill
    March 10, 2017
  19. March 10, 2017

    Keep it up, until we find out the true intentions of their February 7th-dubbed ‘D-Day’!

    • %
      March 10, 2017

      Skerrit Must Go! Skerrit Must Go!Skerrit Must Go!

  20. March 10, 2017

    Skerrit said that he knows who caused the fire in Melville Hall Airport, did you guys take skerrit in for questioning and investigate him?, why is it that Skerrit always jumping infront of the CID Investigators whenever there is a fire, since he is good at investigating fire, fake overthrow etc, why didn’t Skerrit tell us who is responsible for the attached on the Emanuels, also the fire in Silver Lake?. Bllackmoore continue the harassment, continue the victimizing etc, there is a Greater and Mighty Judge watching, one day you guys will surely pay for what you guys are doing to Dominica and Dominicans,

  21. March 10, 2017

    Which political leader or supporter are you planning to target now Blackmoore? What is good for the goose is good for the gander..remember the sea shore is never far for everyone of us.

    • HAHAHAYYYY
      March 10, 2017

      The one who is wanting nah. Who else? Is he who told his supporters to come out on tuesday to teach that kind of people a lesson. And he was ghe one who said the police not stopping us. And call for people to fix skirrit up. He was the one who said I WASNT PRESENT WEN THE DISORDERLY CONDUCT STARTED. AND THE WORLD SAW HIM STANDING WATCHING HIS SUPPORTERS LIGHT FIRE AND TOOK PICS OUT. So blackmoore not tagating no one but the one who has LIED and insited violence in this country and have been doing so for years now. Well he will have his day. Rest assured. This country is peaceful. But since that man enter into politics from the back be feels he own ghe right to do and say wat he wants to and about people. Tatoe tatoe. We believe in that saying “GIVE A FOOL ENOUGH ROPE AND HE WILL SURELY HANG HIM SELF”.

      • %
        March 10, 2017

        So in a few hours or days time,you will hang yourself because when i read your gibberish,,there is no doubt that you are a doggone FOOL AND A HALF..

      • Blue
        March 11, 2017

        So when are you going to hang yourself?

      • March 13, 2017

        You have a serious understanding problem;you need help and quick

  22. Shameless
    March 10, 2017

    Blackmore, behave yourself and tell Skerrit to leave my country leadership to those who are able and care for country. Skerrit is trying hard to be like IDI AMIN of Uganda but we will not allow it. Dominicans should watch the movie :the last king of scotland to get an idea”. While parts of the movie is fictional, it shows how people like you and Skerrit think but be warned we the people want you all out of office immediately. Run Blacky run while you can :twisted: :twisted: . STOP chokaying poopoo. :twisted: :twisted:

    Always Assertive! :twisted: :twisted:

    • March 10, 2017

      Blackmore stop harassing the people of Dominica stop trying to insight riot in Dominica so you and the PM ( respect for the office ) can use the guns from the barrels against the people, man enough is enough and it’s time that you all pack up and get out let’s have an election, look they just impeached a head of state for corruption and election is to be called in 60 days .
      The same justice should be applied to Skerrit and his cabinet .
      To the Police Force you need the assistant of the people think about it , you were told that with all the money Skerrit have spreading around yet he cannot give you a raise those are all the things you have got to consider stop joining with those policemen that a hell bent on gunning down the people so they can move up the lader, we all need to come together and demonstrate to get him out of office without riot because it can be done, don’t encourage the lives of Dominicans to go down in blood shed.

  23. EnfantDiable
    March 10, 2017

    What is the precise terms of reference of this investigation or inquiry? Is it into the causes and consequences of the “riot” or at an attempted ” overthrow plot” ?

  24. %
    March 10, 2017

    Its strange that a stalled truck with speakers attempted an overthrow of a government,and the entire country does not even bother to discuss that..Is it that the wicked DLP regime consists largely of inveterate LIARS?One thing that is not lie,is the fact that MONFARED was dodging the authorities at Morne Daniel,Dominica…A corrupt DLP government.A CORRUPT COUNTRY.

  25. jihan
    March 10, 2017

    Blah blah and nothing will be found,you all are a bunch of wasted refuse,

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