Domincans ‘targeted’ in Guadeloupe

Dominicans in Guadeloupe look at the body of Leroy Peter (hidden in casket) during a wake on Sunday

A Guadeloupe man turned himself in to French police on the weekend following a shooting incident which left 22-year-old Dominican Leroy Peter dead.

Peter was fatally shot in the back on July 6 during a violent weekend that also saw two other Dominicans seriously injured in separate shooting incidents.

The shootings sent shock waves through out Guadeloupe, and the French newspaper France-Antilles questioned whether the attacks were targeted at the Dominican community, since the crimes were committed within hours of each other.

But relatives told Dominica News Online that Peter’s death was not linked to the other shootings and that he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

They described him as a very bright student who was in the process of becoming a certified boat captain.

His teachers say Peter was a hard-working and obedient student.

Two people were apprehended in connection with one of the shootings while investigations continue.

Guadeloupe is home to about 9,000 legal Dominicans, with the majority actively involved in the social and economic life of that department of France.

There has been an increase in violent crimes on the island this year, with some Dominicans reportedly involved in illicit activities.

In 1996 the Dominica Guadeloupe Association was formed to improve the image of the Dominican community in Guadeloupe and it has filed complaints to the island’s highest authorities concerning the tarnished image of the Dominicans.

At present there is a stigma on Dominicans living in Guadeloupe, although 90 per cent of them are legal, either with a carte de séjour, (equivalent of the American Green-card) or French passport, through naturalization.

Reports are that the majority of Dominicans involved in illicit activities in Guadeloupe are the ones who arrive on the island illegally and do not have a permanent address.

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25 Comments

  1. November 22, 2012

    i thnk that right sign papers to hunt the criminals both here and in g/loup those young boys in dominica are doing to much tarnishing dominican nane when the police catch them the should kil them since i am a small boy dominican are doing taht to the french people and i even overheard them bosting about it enought is enought i dont fell sorry for those caught in drugs frenc people kill them like rats send bodys back to dominica we in dominica see we are blind ,we alwzys say they are cool guys not they are not stop hiding them tahts why they continue to do crims place your in the french peole shoes how would you feel whagt they get take

  2. ggg
    July 17, 2012

    stupes

  3. anti-drugs
    July 17, 2012

    the issues we face today with guadeloupe with regards to crime and the oppression dominicans face there is an easy one to fix.. but because of lack of vision by some ministers we will always have this problem.. whenever there is drugs involved, the french community believes dominicans are involved so i say to the ministers..
    instead allu have them french man giving us problems to visit our family

    go back to the french and sign extradition laws with them..
    those criminals will be haunted by french and dominican police when they do their there crime and run.. LET THEM FACE DE FRENCH COURT…
    cause i know de big papa in tantan all them ministers eating by will be the first to go.

  4. Deleoncourt
    July 17, 2012

    You know this is the same thing I always talk about Dominicans cannot stand Haitians but allu like Haitians in Guadeloupe you never hear off Haitians in Dominica being involved in any crime they start their little business and they have their la vie dou Dominicans go abroad and some of them cause so much trouble.. I would just deport all of them and send them yampice to plant dasheen

    • Dominican
      July 24, 2012

      Y is “yampiece” u want to send dem? If the government officials use to pass around and help the young men in getting jobs then heading to guadeloupe illegally or should I use the common term “back door” would nt be an option. Thts why I give my praises to the Antigua Labor Party, especially Hon. Gaston Browne and the Hon. Asot Michael. These men lyme in the ghettos up there, they kno wat the hard life is all about but nt the Dominican government.

  5. July 17, 2012

    So are the people just looking at the top of the casket? ” Body hidden in a casket” I wonder if the body is really in the casket.

  6. truth
    July 17, 2012

    WHY IS THE BODY BEEN HIDDEN IS THAT REALLY THE DOMINICAN WHO GOT SHOT IN HIS BACK

  7. rough
    July 16, 2012

    Only now dominicans realise this problems what’s happening is that peter is paying for paul because a lot of these bikes bikes that u’ll see in roseau they stole them from gwada.everyday i could hear the french boys saying CE KEKENLA they theifing all ours bikes and carrying them da boys from guadeloupe we thinking they coming to enjoy carnival etc but is there maco they coming and do.those that come to sell their drugs they escape but those living up here paying for it.

  8. Lapo L'ai
    July 16, 2012

    We look for all kinds of excuses for the people who chose to get involved in criminal/illicit behaviours.There are many hard working Dominicans in guada who have elevated themselves economically and socially, can’t these so called rough necks follow in the footsteps of these people? Sadly many innocent ones get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.I have many friends in guada whose homes i visit annually. I feel hurt when i hear my people are being targeted like manicou during hunting season.Fellow Dominicans living in guada don’t entertain theses roughnecks. Forget friendships,forget we are all Dominicans, remember these roughnecks/illegals with no fixed addresses are bearers of bad news.Death and destruction follow them everywhere.Souplez,pas encourager yo en place zor.

  9. SMA 1988
    July 16, 2012

    I wish that I were a rich person able to create GOOD JOBS for my people so they would not HAVE TO go to other people’s country to provide for themselves… Only JAH knows!!! Love you, DA!

    • ROSEAU MASSIVE
      August 2, 2012

      so tru really wish i had money to help them…DOMINICA NEWS ONLINE WHERE THE STOREY ON GERALD ROBINSON WHO GOT SHOT IN GUADELOUPE ON 07/07/12…RIP BIRD MAN WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE, U DIED INNOCENTLY IN GWADA, BUT WE GOT UR KILLERS, SO U SMILING ON THAT…FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS…YMCMB TO THE WORLD…

  10. bugs bunny
    July 16, 2012

    is this junior? or someone else?

    • ROSEAU MASSIVE
      August 2, 2012

      WAS WONDERING THE SAME THING

  11. Morihei Ueshiba
    July 16, 2012

    Geez man, why can’t the Govts of Dominicans improve the standard of living for Dominicans so they won’t have to be treated like this in other countries. :cry:

    • Peeping Tom
      July 16, 2012

      :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • 1979
      July 16, 2012

      trust me, a goat like me asks myself that all the time. think of it this way, those profiting from the chaos does not want there to be ORDER. and i’m not talking about the small time street hustler. I mean the majors and lieutenants and CEO’s of the “black” or “invisible” economy.

      • 3***
        July 17, 2012

        i can see there are 4 drug dealers giving thumbs down

    • Malgraysa
      July 16, 2012

      Boy, looks like we are the crotch of Guadeloupe and Martinique, a dark place right between the two and seldom smelling fresh. I would still support Rosie’s original idea to merge with the two and so take us in to the E.U. and the twenty first century. We have so much in common, why not be one?

    • true dominica
      July 17, 2012

      if you do not have anything significant thing to say, well, don’t say it. These crimes have been happening in Guadeloupe by Dominican for a very long time. Its high time we start looking at ourselves instead of blaming the goverment. enough of the ignorance.

    • Deleoncourt
      July 17, 2012

      The government have to do everything for u? Get off ur but get an education there are man opportunities all over the world to study for Dominicans what the government has to hold ur hand the whole was through?? Take some darn initiative!! Lazy set of people

  12. concern
    July 16, 2012

    dominicanz please dont tarnish other dominicanz reputation on gaudeloupe or any other island in the world.look on st.lucia a young woman of fondcole name cartoe.for molly is just causing trouble and roro.and always drunk that is a nother bad spell for d/a rise up d/canz u know we use to b rated crime free in the world

  13. original(joe)
    July 16, 2012

    why is the body hidden in a casket anyway.something about the french i just dont trust,you never no whats in the casket .r.i.p young man .family and friends my condolences .

    • ggg
      July 17, 2012

      so open it and check for yourself

      • ROSEAU MASSIVE
        August 2, 2012

        LOL, DOMINICANS NOT EZ U NO… :lol: :lol:

  14. Mate
    July 16, 2012

    That is just sad…if is not one thing, is another. Sigh! My people! My country!

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