Cruise ship passenger robbed in Roseau

The place where the incident took place
The place where the incident took place

A woman from a cruise ship, which is presently docked on the Dame Eugenia Boulevard, was robbed in Roseau on Friday morning.

An eyewitness told Dominica News Online that the victim and another lady was about to enter a wine store on Long Lane when she was pounced upon by a young man.

“The guy ran up, grabbed the lady’s chain from her neck and threw her down in the drain,” the eyewitness said.

He said the victim was totally shocked from the experience.

“She was shaking like a leaf,” the eyewitness stated.

She was eventually taken to a building where she was given water and attempts were made to calm her down.

The eyewitness, who said he couldn’t believe such incident could happen in broad daylight, said the perpetrator made good his escape in the direction of the Old Market. He said no attempts were made by anyone to stop him.

“There are all the bus drivers and vendors and nobody stopped the guy,” he said.

The police were quick on the scene and the victim was eventually taken to the Police Headquarters to file a report.

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103 Comments

  1. smdh
    January 25, 2016

    From what i heard everyone just watched. Noone tried to stop the man. Bus drivers, vendors in the area, all those people in that busy tourist area, and everyone just watched. We are responsible for ourselves, our image and how our guests are treated. Poor lady, i apologize on behalf of my country for your unfortunate incident. Also i believe in times like these the POLICE should be patrolling and questioning suspected ill-doers. Those young paro-thugs (the ones that more vorleh and paro than thug) hanging around, ask them to keep it moving. Loitering is an offense that doesnt get enforced here.

  2. January 24, 2016

    Where does linton come in with such an inccident you all need to stop playing politics with everything that happens .Dominica belongs to all of us .We need to make us proud as we once were and onless the blue people put that kind of political hatred asisde matters will only get worse

  3. January 24, 2016

    It is grievous to read of this incident taking place.

    Undoubtedly this is a very busy time for the police. But one cannot help wonder if there should be a greater police presence in Roseau at such a time.

    It is especially appalling that people saw this take place but nobody went after the man. I hope the police will get a description of him and reel him in. Anybody who has a clue who he is should share that information immediately with the police. They will do their best.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

    • January 24, 2016

      :oops:

      Sorry. Some of my sentences were cut short.

      This appears to be a mechanical failure somewhere in the system that normally serves us well.

      Sincerely, Rev. Don :-P

  4. joel
    January 23, 2016

    When our court consider the people who are stealing others phones and and so as petty crimes\offences that’s what they do next.

  5. Face the Facts
    January 23, 2016

    I thought of something else, loiterers. Some people are prone to loitering. For some, it is a usual pastime. Police, store owners and the public should be on the lookout for loiterers. Most of us are busy going about our business that, if we observe someone standing around we think noting of it. Granted, they may be waiting for someone or merely loitering. This could be easy to detect. Some may also simply be spending idle time while others may be there for other reasons. Those who appear suspicious are cause for concern.
    Considering criminals have pulled chains from necks, grabbed bags/purses and other possessions, D/cans should be on the alert. Criminals may be hanging around waiting for an opportune moment to act. The best time is when they think people are distracted. D/cans/visitors must keep their eyes opened for loiterers. If they are suspicious of the person, an alternative, they should telephone the police and hope there will be a quick response.

    • smdh
      January 25, 2016

      i just made a comment about that. Loitering is an offence. but its a culture here. time wasting is a culture here.

  6. ImAnIdiot
    January 23, 2016

    These police officers are a WASTE OF TIME. Friday ? was it? yea I’m sure it was Friday. There was like a gang of probably 10-20 police on their bike riding around parking around by Burtons sizing up people. What’s the point of 15 officers pull up one spot together throwing their muscle around like they are gang. When 2-3 officers can be walking around patrolling the town. But no…let’s ride around town on our Chinese bike like a gang and look big.

    Shame

  7. January 23, 2016

    the bus drivers and this eye witness is just as guilty as the thief because i cannot see how a man can pull a tourist chain from her neck and make good his escape running in the direction of the old market where all the bus drivers line up hustling the tourist. shame on the bus drivers who were there and did nothing you all are a disgrace to dominica especially as all you are the ones making money off of these people

  8. Mark
    January 23, 2016

    ….in his head?

  9. January 23, 2016

    No good first the head office will sit and have meeting cheek all comment cards on Dominica then cruise director will make that he says this place is a high risk for crimes most guest won’t come out they will say inside untill next Port

  10. Tizhan
    January 23, 2016

    Gens Roseau been tief from time. Back in the day they used to snatch my candy floss from my hand when I was walking through Roseau minding my own business. I suppose it’s their kids who have now grown up doing the same. Shame no one intervened.

  11. tj
    January 23, 2016

    People in DA now watch daylight crimes and do nothing to help the victim, wait your turn you will need help .

  12. Face the Facts
    January 23, 2016

    The Police authorities must issue directives to all Dominicans, no exception jewellery store owners, that whoever approaches them to purchase jewellery they must inquire if it belongs to them and where they purchased it. They should also be required to provide a bill of purchase.
    Under no condition should they purchase it if sellers have no proof of purchase and that it belongs to them.
    Some D/cans will recall approximately two years ago what occurred to Marvlyn Robinson. Someone whom she was kind to stole her jewellery. He brought it to a jeweler and said it belonged to his grandmother. I expect the police investigated this and know all about it.
    Prior to the case being called he wanted her to call it off. She refused. A friend and himself broke into her house and bludgeoned her. This occurred in November of that year.
    I knew Marvlyn and her family. It hurt at what occurred to her. This young man was arrested. I have not heard anything about this case.

  13. Face the Facts
    January 23, 2016

    As I recall, approximately one year ago a lady from a cruise ship was accosted by a thief who snatched her chain from her neck. I believe she was with her husband. It occurred in a similar vicinity near the Old Market. Would this be the same man/thief?
    Police authorities especially when there is a cruise ship in the harbor, you must assign your officers or even one in that vicinity where these thefts occur. Surely, you should give this your immediate attention. It is an urgent one. Hopefully, this is the last time a passenger is accosted and her chain stolen.
    You must try not to allow this to occur. Do not let your guards down. Thieves are getting more desperate. I am wondering if these are not among those the PM gives money to and yet they go about stealing.
    You do know this is a bad reflection on Dominica and will affect it in a worst way. All Dominicans are concerned and provide their comments and suggestions..

  14. Face the Facts
    January 23, 2016

    The D/can authorities should be concerned about this latest theft on a cruise ship passenger. This criminal is one bold-faced man.
    From what I have been reading, those criminals are fortunate I am not the PM, the DPP, Dominican judge, magistrate and Chief of Police.
    These criminals/murderers, when caught should be put away for many years, if not for life. I have stated this before. They should not be walking the D/can streets.
    If this trend continues, Dominica will be destroyed. You cannot allow these crimes to continue. Some sort of education for these people should be conducted.
    Such a tendency could commence from youth. Teach the children from school age to love and respect people and their possession. Teach them to be diligent in their studies and graduate that one day they will obtain a good paying job. If they do not complete school, they may never be employed. This could lead to criminal activities.
    Also reach out to parents for relevant discussions.

  15. bubbleboyrismality
    January 22, 2016

    I’m joining all of you who do nothing but bark – how how how how……….how how hoow we don’t have any balls.

    • Tjebe Fort
      January 25, 2016

      You talking about yourself again boy?

  16. January 22, 2016

    oh how it aches the body mind and soul to hear of these . hope all goes well and the same thing never happens again

  17. OlSarge
    January 22, 2016

    This is great for the tourist industry especially now in this day and age of the internet, she is going to put it on the internet and it will spread like wild fire, soon people all over the world thinking about travelling to Dominica will see it.

    • Face the Facts
      January 23, 2016

      I do not blame them. I am informing you, as much as I hate to say this, it is good for Dominica. Too often those criminals are caught and bailed, even given lesser sentence.
      This makes me angry that this man is so desperate and non-caring that he would do something like that. It is too bad no one tried to stop him. They should have thrown something at his leg to prevent him from running.
      The travel agency will hear of it. The victim will inform everyone possible .As bad news of all spread, how many tourists and other visitors will Dominica get in the future?
      From now on I will not worry about it. Note that the teenager who murdered the lady was previously involved in crimes, stealing from the visitors and vandalized homes. He was out. Now he killed a woman. If the Law is not changed, the worst is yet to happen.
      Dominicans will have to organize a protest/rally, a peaceful one for they are affected by these crimes.

      • Tjebe Fort
        January 25, 2016

        This is good for Dominica? Are you mad? I am really beginning to worry about your sanity now lady.

    • What??
      January 23, 2016

      Oh please. She lives in the land of terrorism murders rape and everythimg else. What makes Dominica so immuned? I am not condoning violence but its not like anywhere else she goes she cam escape from this. Jamaica’s tourist industry is 1000 times better than ours and they have way more crimes. Wake up and stop blaming petty stuff for Dominica’s bad economy.

  18. kay
    January 22, 2016

    the sad thing is that this just boils down to the real problem. It is our attitude! When we are not part of it it is easy to run our mouths and say what should be done and who should do it and who should lock up who or beat up who but the bus drivers whose own livelihood depend on the industry were willing to turn a blind eye to the crime. So to me, bigger than the thief and the robbery is the attitudes of our people to allow these things to happen.
    Let us start doing things that are right all the time and not getting all worked up only when we are directly affected. I still agree though with installation of cctv systems in the town since so many of these assults occur right in the center.

    • Face the Facts
      January 23, 2016

      The bus drivers should be reprimanded. They should be reminded that their livelihood is affected because of these criminals.
      I believe they were shocked and that they do not carry a weapon. All the same, they should be informed to be on the alert in cases as that and help to prevent these crimes or catch the criminals. It is for their own good.

    • What??
      January 23, 2016

      The tourist would not havr stopped the person for you in her country either. Why would I put myself in the line of fire over a necklace?

  19. KID ON THE BLOCK
    January 22, 2016

    Boy since a certain POLITICAL PARTY change it’s LEADERSHIP ALL those crimes start to escalate. Because is only violence that party preaching so it’s supporters have no choice but to follow their LEADER.

    • GrandBay
      January 23, 2016

      It’s not no political party. This is a national issue and all of us have to be onboard here to ensure that it never happen again. They might just rob the wrong person.

    • January 23, 2016

      Stop speaking crap , if your father decide to bugger ,kill or rape will you do the same? When ever we are no more a minor we face the consequences of our actions ,NO political leader encourages theft,murder,rape assault or any other crime which is taking place in dominica,i would advise the gov’t to put cameras all over roseau because this will certainly help to fight crime.while they change the laws in order for every criminal to get severely punished according to the crime committed.. dominica is too small to for this high level of crime this needs to stop…

    • Helas!
      January 23, 2016

      very poor, that party is suppose to control crime? hate peddlers do not help Dominica!!!

    • da massive
      January 24, 2016

      U do realise is labourites committing them crimes right? No red clinic and they use to getting hand out so they turn to robbing

      • smdh
        January 25, 2016

        do you think those people actually went to vote? are they even registered voters? Do you know who these people are to even say that they voted red or blue? A person who stoops this low would not be concerned about voting, or standing up in a line for hours to cast a vote. i expect your response to be something like – “i dont know why you dont go and ask them yourself, why is me you asking?” or “Me that counting their ballot during elections?”. I only asked because you seem to know for a fact that those who do, are party supporters. ignorance at its peak, speculation and assumption with confidence without proof. Only people who cannot think for themselves would agree with you and not question your statement.

    • January 24, 2016

      Woman Kid On The Block, Face The Facts what kind of HEARTLESS person are you?and you call yourself a Christian? A person was robbed thrown to the ground, could have gotten seriouly hurt annd you there blaming UWP and their supporters for that.
      what kind of human being are you? no wonder Jesus said Many Are Called FEW ARE CHOSEN and its NOT ALL THOSE WHO SAY LORD, LORD WILL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.You are a very sick person and you need help.

  20. Truthman
    January 22, 2016

    But who teaching those people how to patrol nor. Two ships in port and five police officers in one area standing up by save a lot looking to give you ticket when you park on the keep clear signs and harassing bus drivers. Spread all you selves out walk in pairs, Roseau don’t have so many streets for that put two officers on each street and have them patrol that street everyday.

    • Face the Facts
      January 23, 2016

      I agree with you. The public appear to be smarter than the police/law enforcement. If there was at least one in that area, the criminal would not have done what he did and get away with it.

      • smdh
        January 25, 2016

        you dont need common entrance or cxc to be a police.

  21. Doc. Love
    January 22, 2016

    While the likes of Skeritt, Tony, Simeon, old man Ducreay, Aaron, Macin Douglas, Marline 2, Regie, de senior citizen from Kings Hill, de Ghost, spending hours, regularly, morning and nights, demonizing, bashing Mr. Linton on Kairi, mornings and nights, their efforts should be educating the people of Dominica in particular the young ones, about the importance of tourism to the country.

    • GrandBay
      January 23, 2016

      It is taught at home. The older ones are to blame because we all engage in destrouying our country and not be positive role models in our society.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      January 23, 2016

      The same goes too Q95 & THE uwp SUPPORTERS:

    • A True Patriot........
      January 23, 2016

      So why can’t we all do something about the situation and stop blaming Tony, simeon, ghost, Linton and the likes!!! May i remind you that the same thing you alleged is Happening on Q95 everyday bashing Skerrit so the kettle must not tell the pot that it is black…

  22. D/can to de Bone (F)
    January 22, 2016

    Can someone telle of three are CCTV cameras on the area as one person commented other blogg .. of it true them the police can ho through the CCTV footage….good news then he will be cut…. Poppleton must have seen him in broad light ……

    • Uhuru
      January 25, 2016

      As soon as the police decipher your grammar, the thief will be taken into custody.

  23. January 22, 2016

    So the eye witness who ever it is not easy…reporting and not helping either….lol :oops:

    • Face the Facts
      January 23, 2016

      The eye witness should have grabbed his leg strong enough, so that he would fall, when he tried to run away and others could have grabbed him and kept him on the ground until the police came.

    • Mark
      January 23, 2016

      It happens so fast you’re not given time to react, and maybe if u had intervened without help you would have been stabbed…

  24. Sam Donaldson
    January 22, 2016

    Noooooo! Why can’t we mentain our high grades. Sad.

  25. Florida
    January 22, 2016

    Uniform dress police need to be in full force in all areas of town. Are there any patrol program set on ship days or any other day….I’m about to visit for carnival and it seems I need to be worried about these weekly incidents. Get a handle on this madness.

    • Uhuru
      January 25, 2016

      Don’t relax and get complacent because you are in Dominica. Crime is in every country and DOMINICA is not safe like before. When I am in Dominica I am more alert than ever because law enforcement on the island is such a circus !

  26. Pros & Cons of Dominica.
    January 22, 2016

    Where is Nixon/ Dixon for this one?
    I guess win some lose some eh?
    Like Gov’t and opposition lol!

  27. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    January 22, 2016

    In this particular case I have nothing critical to say about the police; I am happy the culprit is apprehended my only hope is that some dumb magistrate does not give the thief a slap on his fingers. I would anticipate a minimum seven (7) years sentence hard labor!

    Teach the criminals who are contemplating the same acts when they are caught they will suffer an even harsher fate. I know there are sentencing guidelines, nevertheless when I was a kid I experience a thief from Wesley sentence to seven years in jail.

    He stayed there so long that when he was released he came out a motor mechanic, he learnt the trade working on some old trucks and vans they had at the prison! I doh calling him name eh; but unless he is dead, he might be an old man in his nineties. I know him name but I doh talking oui!

    After that spell in Jail I only know of one crime he committed thieving somebody truck, and using it to go to thief an engine block from the former British Public Works Department! I…

    • Face the Facts
      January 23, 2016

      What I read on DNO the victim was taken to the police station to file a report. It does not seem the criminal was caught; at least not yet, if ever.
      When some of those criminals/murderers are handed down their sentence their lawyers apply to a higher court, saying the sentence was too harsh. They want to be wrong and strong on it.
      Resident Dominicans themselves will have to do something for their own life, safety and health. Their possessions as well.

  28. Lead singer
    January 22, 2016

    Dominicans stop at tacking visitors because that will cause cruise ships to abandon Dominica. If you all are upset about our passports and crown land being given to foreign crooks and criminals, don’t pass your anger on visitors. Just vote out the passport dealer and all of his agents

    • Face the Facts
      January 23, 2016

      Who are you addressing? Does the criminal have a computer to access DNO’s Website? I feel this is a vieux negre who did that; a desperate person. This is the person you should be addressing your comments to.

      • Tjebe Fort
        January 25, 2016

        Lady you are a disgrace to your race! Vieux negre, you know what that means? Old nigger! Go to America and say that and see what happens. Go and wash your mouth and never ever use that experession again you hear. That is so insulting and degrading.

  29. ANGRY
    January 22, 2016

    This is sad for DA and it makes me very angry. This attitude that this is just a petty crime is the sad part. Petty crimes turn into violent crimes if not stopped. Dominicans need to be educated on this by the leaders of the country. There should be a NO TOLERANCE punishment for these type of crimes on visitors or foreign investors in the country. I am a Dominican native who lives abroad. These crimes including murders taking place on this beautiful island saddens me because the island will suffer from a lack of visitors including myself because of this. Economic development will eventually come to a halt… SAD!!!

    • Face the Facts
      January 23, 2016

      This time, I feel if the government and police authorities do not do something, the tourist industry will suffer. They keep saying it will not happen but they have some little people running wild in Dominica. Some refuse to work and instead create criminal havoc in Dominica. These are not the losers. The law-abiding Dominicans and businesses will be the losers.
      It is not encouraging to visit Dominica. Imagine walking the streets of Roseau and you are mugged and your possession stolen. He pulled the woman’s chain. This must have injured her neck. This isn’t the first time a tourist chain was pulled and stolen. A year or so ago, tt occurred near the old market. Times have really changed in Dominica. It is scary. Dominica is too small for such to occur. Friendly and peaceful island, eh?

  30. Zandoli
    January 22, 2016

    Less then 24 hours after a Dominican returns a bag undisturbed to its rightful owner, another one robs a tourist of a necklace. The bad deed will overshadow the good that we do.

    We need not share responsibility for the bad things that our people do. Most people are good, but there are always going to be people who will do their best to destroy the good that others try to do. Heck some people go out of their way to self-destruct.

    • ANGRY
      January 22, 2016

      If you are taking credit for the good then you need to take responsibility for the bad. Dominica is absolutely capable of stopping this if they learn to accept responsibilty for the wrong that takes place in their midst. If you don’t who will?

  31. Ex-Police
    January 22, 2016

    Having a ‘strong’ police presence have its ups and downs, but then again, I will ask ‘where are the 30 something SPCs that was trained a few years ago and signed to the tourism department.?’ Oh and the foot ware they giving them police them days is not to chase ppl, is to look smart and I repeat ‘look smart’

    • @ Ex-Babylon
      January 22, 2016

      Ex-Police that’s how you wrote your reports when you were a Babylon?
      Dissection :
      ‘where are the 30 something SPCs that was trained a few years ago and signed to the tourism department
      30 something SPCs that WERE

      • dominicam to the bone
        January 22, 2016

        You are too petty. It is okay to see the mistake and correct it but your sarcasm is not necessary.Try to lift up a brother, don’t put him down. Smh!

      • Shameless
        January 22, 2016

        Irrelevant comment…read the facts being presented. The Ex-police is making a valid point. :twisted: :twisted:

        Assertive, NEVER Aggressive!

      • January 22, 2016

        A statement was made a while back and I quote ” NO LAW NO CONSTITUTION can stop me, since then those words were edged on the minds of those who decide to commit crimes regardless how large or small it may be because as far as they are concern it doesn’t matter they get away with no punished at all .
        . Look back at the amount of crimes that have been done how many of them are solved the biggest one was Mr.Mrs Emmanuel lives that almost when up in smoke and nothing happened , today both natives and tourist are suffering.

      • jahgirl
        January 22, 2016

        Which is why the name is ‘EX-Police

  32. Marvin L
    January 22, 2016

    So out of these comments I noticed one guy said stop publicizing petty incidents (like a local robbing a tourist) because crimes happen everyday all over. Now I agree crime happens every day all over, however this is no petty matter. When I was a child my country proudly boasted as one of the leading exporters of banana. Those wonderful years are gone and all we have truly is our tourists industry based of a reputation as being a beautiful country with beautiful people. A humble and safe place for all to come and enjoy. If incidents like the robbery of a tourist are treated as PETTY, can you imagine how much damage this can di to our one sure source of income (if it is a sure source)? I find this Londoner person and their words to be IGNORANT OUT OF PLACE. (I just wish someone had the courage to stop him, the thief, but these times a brutal.

  33. anonymous2
    January 22, 2016

    I would be surprised if anything other than a report comes of this. For every crime that is reported, there are probably 10 that go unreported or covered by media. Too many people just don’t want to get involved in stopping crime and the police never seem to be in the right place at the right time. This type of incident will definitely affect the name of the island. Cruise passengers are warned not to take any valuables off the ship and to be careful.

  34. s6
    January 22, 2016

    A A i did not realise there was no V.A.T on wine at Pirates

  35. Ok..
    January 22, 2016

    Crime happens in every country …it’s not something we can just stop
    Instead the police chase down man on their bike they should be on the road patrolling during a visit of a boat
    Shaite man

  36. More Fire
    January 22, 2016

    That street is know for these assaults, Police need to put something in place to avoid such activities…if not we will only read such bad news again….More fire…………..

    • Titiwi
      January 22, 2016

      I would suggest a joint action between police, Roseau town council and shopkeepers to install cctv. and put up signs to warn would-be robbers and assailants that they are being recorded 24/7. That would also make a lot of us feel safer going out in town during the hours of darkness.

  37. Gomez
    January 22, 2016

    Don’t worry. The cameras in the area will catch who it is. If you are that guy or know who it is, it is better to go to the HQ with the lady’s property than for Task Force to come and get you. You will surely feel some pain if they come for you.

    • Face the Facts
      January 23, 2016

      His picture should be posted through the Media for all to see. Then he could be caught.

  38. woodants
    January 22, 2016

    no hero’s around..someone should try to chase the guy down at least make a attempt…

    dominicans are such a type of so so ppl..

    no wonder their sectors are all dead…
    they are their own wicked enemies…
    fire burn em dcans..

    • too late
      January 22, 2016

      Just as they stand around and look as dem fellas rob the public purse and sell out to crooks

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        January 22, 2016

        Too late, Is people like you that encourage such crime because of You All hatred for Skerrit.

      • Tjebe Fort
        January 23, 2016

        Kid, we don’t hate Skerrit. We just want him to go, you understand?

  39. papa bat
    January 22, 2016

    Really though!!
    Keep up that nonsense and pretty soon no cruise will dock in Dominica, leaving the country to go more below than it
    Already it right now. That young man didnt just hurt the victim, he is hurting the entire country. I just do hope that he is apprehended and make good an example of.

    • Jahchild
      January 22, 2016

      @ papa bat, well said Tell em! He hurting the entire country not just the lady.

  40. De Londoner
    January 22, 2016

    Quit announcing/publicising these petty crimes. Those are every hour crimes in other countries.
    This has a negative impact on our country’s tourism.
    Find ways of detering would be perpetrators. More police patrol around tourist sites.
    BLOODY HELL!

    • Tjebe Fort
      January 22, 2016

      How you gonna tackle crime if you do not report it my boy? You think the cruise ship passengers do not talk about it? Man, your attitude is like not changing your underwear and pretend you smell fresh. Ridiculous!

    • Face the Facts
      January 23, 2016

      You must be joking. Your first paragraph is not a wise suggestion.

  41. too late
    January 22, 2016

    You mean no one had the courage to run down this bandit? By the way after all these incidents why isn’t there a very strong police presence all around Roseau?

    • What??
      January 23, 2016

      You all not easy. So run down a bandit next thing you het stabbed. Would the toutist run down bandit for you? Tell the police go do their jobs.

  42. Tout Twelle
    January 22, 2016

    Eye witness What did you do to help prevent the crime…. “The eyewitness, who said he couldn’t believe such incident could happen in broad daylight, said the perpetrator made good his escape in the direction of the Old Market. He said no attempts were made by anyone to stop him.”
    What about you!!!! You did nothing. You should shut your mouth.

    • Dominican
      January 22, 2016

      He or she had to help the victim. Where were you? the by standers were maybe so dazed and surprised they thought it was a movie making

  43. mampo
    January 22, 2016

    And the crime spree continues. The boat should leave and never return. The safety of the passengers should never be compromised.
    Dominica is a crime ridden country, no visitor should ever go to that place for their own safety.

    • January 22, 2016

      Mampo if you have nothing good to say about Dominica just shut up

    • anonymous2
      January 22, 2016

      Travelers have to be aware that they could be attacked any time at any place, even at home. People in general have to be aware and on guard, a sad situation exists in most of the world.

    • Face the Facts
      January 23, 2016

      Dominica will suffer for it. There was a cruise line which ceased making calls in Dominica. I think they have returned. Wait until the others hear that and see how many will come to Dominica.

    • What??
      January 23, 2016

      Lol where should they go Mampo?

  44. Cruise
    January 22, 2016

    this country will burn for this you not going to hurt my mother and get away with this I will see to it Dominica is hurt

    • Ex-Police
      January 22, 2016

      Oh hush! What more pain can u bring to an already ailing country, this is not heaven, all around the world these things happen. Unfortunately it happened to her. The other day a lady losther bag and Iit was returned to her, untouched, by may it be granted ten folds what ever you wish upon my beautiful Dominica.

    • Jane Doe
      January 22, 2016

      Congratulations you come from a crime free country. Please give me the address so I can visit.

    • Jahchild
      January 22, 2016

      Dear Crusie,

      On behalf of the People of Dominica, we are deeply sorry for the experience your mommie has faced, this is not at all the reflection of the entire country, just as in other countries there are a few bad eggs who are out to just upset the peace and calm. The police department will certainly do all within its power to bring that person to justice.

      We appreciate very much the visit and hope that this will not forever taint your impression of the Nature Isle where the people are free, happy and strive to ensure everyone who enters our shores are happy and comfortable.

      Hope your mommie feels better soon

      signed
      Jahchild – Citizen of Dominica

      • Shameless
        January 22, 2016

        How sweet of you to respond so professionally. I am touched and want to thank you on behalf of our nation.

        To Cruise, I want to join the overwhelming voices of conscience in offering my sincere apologies for what happened. Rest assured as a peace loving nation we have no intentions of harming those who live here or those like your mom who take the time to come to our shores. We like many others live in a world where evil doers are among us. Please convey our sincere regret and wish her the very best. Hopefully our security forces will bring the matter to a speedy conclusion and justice will be served. Again, WE ARE TRUELY SORRY! :cry:

        Do come again and visit us when time permits.

        Assertive,Never Aggressive! :cry:

      • January 24, 2016

        well said

    • GrandBay
      January 23, 2016

      We share your pain, trust me we really do. People like this in society need to be reprimanded. The thief will be caught. Someone maybe know who he is or probably it’s another cruise ship passenger. We don’t know for now.

    • Face the Facts
      January 23, 2016

      You realize this is a threat? Are you a real child of the victim? So you are threatening Dominica and its residents? That is not nice.
      DNO should give your email address to the Dominican police.
      This could be some idle person making such a comment.

    • What??
      January 23, 2016

      I would surely tell Cruise where to go but DNO has filters.

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