DAIC supports calls for action plan against crime

DAIC CEO Achille Chris Joseph

The Dominica Association of Industry & Commerce throws its full support behind the call of the DHTA for an action plan and a progressive policy against crime in Dominica.

The recent homicide and vicious beatings which took place over the weekend at Hatton Garden has to raise the level of intolerance for crime against persons and businesses.

President of the DAIC, Genevieve Astaphan, said, “…… crime, especially something so brutal, is just bad for the country as a whole and we do need to speak out.”

In throwing the DAIC’s full support behind the sentiments of the DHTA, DAIC CEO, Achille Chris Joseph explained, “There is now a critical need for an alliance against crime; an alliance which will make crime increasingly obnoxious; an alliance of public, private and civil interests which will result in zero tolerance for criminal behavior. It is not business-as-usual when a peaceful country like Dominica wakes up to news of a homicide”

The private sector body therefore stands ready to contribute to an action plan or review of current policies which will safeguard our collective protection and contribute to our economic and social values.

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  1. dominican abroad
    August 5, 2011


  2. SPY
    August 5, 2011


  3. SPY
    August 5, 2011

    wow they can talk!!!!so many other forms of crime happened to tourist and locals on a whole and everyone was momo.NOW MOMOS TAKING HMM.

  4. Native
    August 4, 2011

    Where was the response when G.O.N’s house was firebombed?

  5. caribbean genius
    August 4, 2011

    To solve a problem you have to tackle the problem from the roots..

    All this talk about zero tolerance and policies to fight crime is just idle talk in my view if the cause of crime in dominica is not recognised.

    1.Lack of jobs
    2.Lack of training for youths
    3.High unemployment
    4.Low salaries(1985 standard) that make existing jobs unattractive to trained educated job seekers.
    5.No demand and market for produce from farmers to make farming their livelihood.
    6.Only small business u can make money in, is a liquor(rum) shop.

    1. Attract foreign investments to help expand the economy and create more jobs at better salaries
    2. Gov should make it their duty to make sure that any major project undertaken by the gov should benefits mainly locals.
    3. Build the INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, which will create direct and indirect jobs for many yrs to come.
    4. Create proper training centers to train the youths in many fields of employment.
    5. Get rid of the merchants monopoly that is running the country, those that is funding campaigns and then holding the economy on a tight leash as a reward for their campaign contributions

    P.S For those who will try rebut my statement of building the international airport. We didnt build it when it was costing us$100m, now they saying we cant build it yet now it costing us$200-$250m, so do u think 10yrs from now when it costing us$400-$450m we will can afford it?

    Open your eyes…

  6. August 4, 2011


    • Truth and Love
      August 4, 2011

      @ Reggie Dominique

      Yes! You are so correct. Sunday shopping, the almighty dollar, trying to establish same and steal blessing and graces from God’s children and his country of Dominica. They place God’s curse upon the island and islanders. A punishment awaits those who do.
      Sunday is the Lord’s Day and when families can spend some time together as having breakfast and lunch after going to church. They can also go to the river or sea or sight-seeing after giving God His dues. He does not object to that. He expects that we must have some fun and variety.
      Let me further inform you. I recall those days when we would plan picnics on a Sunday. If we did not go to church in the morning my mother would be upset about it. We had to go to church. One promise we made to her, we will go to church in the evening at the Roseau Cathedral. You bet we did.
      I do believe so far all this church-going and praying assisted me to this day in this country of Canada. I am so grateful to my parents and most of all to God. He is so good. Keep in mind He did not promise us material wealth and possessions but spiritual wealth including happiness and peace of mind on this earth. We must give God His dues.
      Crime is a result of godlessness.

  7. Anonymous
    August 4, 2011

    an action plan against crime! are you people in tuned with the social trends here in dominica. the country has become a full pledge third world country and those are the results. it’s just fitting that a society without leaders, competition or meritoriousness and more over a society where generation looks down upon generation. you don’t need a scientist to figure the out come. observation.

  8. natural dominican
    August 4, 2011

    it is funny that all the time dominicans were being killed; crime wasn’t an issue but now that foreigners are involved everyone wants action against crime…goes to show what we think of our own people

    • RAS B
      August 4, 2011

      Stop spewing such ignorance. This is not a cry to obliterate crime because a foreigner was killed, but It should and must be seen as a cry to save Dominica from Criminal elements. Just think, the foreigners do not need to come to Dominica, and if they stop coming and the criminals and criminality remains, who will be at the receiving end of those criminal attacks? A word to the wise is sufficient! “It matters not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee”. No man is an island but we are all parts of the whole! I hope this reaches you in the manner in which it was intended.

    • caribbean genius
      August 4, 2011

      WELL SAID….

    • Anonymous
      August 5, 2011

      the outcry isn’t because of non- nationals. It’s because hardworking, nice and law abiding people were vicously attacked.
      Most murders and assaults are drug related or family disputes.

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