Emmanuel not cooperating with police – police chief says

Emmanuel

A former magistrate whose home was fire-bombed on Christmas morning has refused to subject himself to any interview with police.

Police Commissioner Cyril Carrette told Kairi’s Heng program on Thursday that while authorities are attempting to solve the matter, they are not getting the required cooperation from the victim.

Carrette said Glenworth Emmanuel’s refusal to assist police with investigations is impeding the case.

“You are the first person to subject yourself to an interview with the police. You must give the police information then they will investigate that matter inside out. To this day, despite all this media publicity, Mr. Emmanuel has refused to subject himself to any interview from the police and has refused to allow his wife to be interviewed by the police as well,” he said.

Carrette said a statement from Emmanuel was forwarded to the police by a solicitor, days after the incident occurred.

“I would say he is not willing to cooperate with the police because he is the one who is supposed to give vital information to the police. We know how to investigate matters and we don’t investigate based on perception. If we ask you to be interviewed and you refuse then I think you (Emmanuel) is trying to impede the investigations,” Carrette said.

Denny Shillingford has confessed to the Christmas morning crime.

He has not yet been arrested for his claims, however he is serving jail time for another offence.

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92 Comments

  1. ?
    July 5, 2011

    How is he not cooperating when he has already given statements to the police.

  2. easy going
    July 1, 2011

    well well mr. emmanuel what is the matter are you afraid that you might make a fool of your self be a man and co.operate and set the record straight. the truth will set you free.and let law be the judge. on mistake you make you went to the talk show first you should know better than that.

  3. spy
    June 30, 2011

    tony and carrette brain wash plenty people out there. freaks, fighting against you all selves.Ssssssshhhhhhhhhh.

  4. Jalousie
    June 27, 2011

    Mr Emmanuel is no fool. He knows what he is doing.
    Couldn’t we have a more effecient Police Chief? how do we promote people in Dominica?
    Is it based on friendship and Party affiliation?
    Really,i am not impressed with this Chief. He leaves much to be desired.
    It is time that justice prevail in Dominica. Too much corruption and too much injustice. Tony, you day is coming.
    You think you in control but there is a greater one than you. your days are numbered. much less than you think.

  5. De W
    June 27, 2011

    Poor fella.
    Does the chief know that Mr Emmanuel has the right to remain silent or he may chose to speak through his lawyers? Or lest he forgot!.
    What other information do you need to proceed with the investigation,Chief?
    Oh and by the way , Utter Rubbish are 2 WORDS not one.

  6. dominican
    June 27, 2011

    dominican police autorities are sick

  7. NO TA DUMMYINACAN
    June 27, 2011

    True, when a crime happens, many times the Police do question the victim, usually to find out what injuries the victim sustained, if the victim saw anyone,BECAUSE THE POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A LEAD, if the victim has any idea who would have motive to attempt the murder of the victim. But in a case like this, when everybody knows for sure who the perpetrator of the crime is, after the defender of the accused side has announced it publicly, when the perpetrator himself has come foward and confessed to the crime, when the perpetrator has since committed another crime against the man who was supposed to pay him for the crime done, and did not pay him, and that same accomplice to the criminal has since run away because the crime doer was getting fed up after not being paid,when all the pieces of the non-puzzle are straight and direct, when there is a smoking gun, when most of all the crime doer has confessed, WHY DOES THE POLICE WANT TO FURTHER QUESTION THE VICTIM?, IF THE VICTIM HAD DIED IN THE MURDER ATEMPT, then the investigation would have been impeded by his death, is that what the police commissioner is telling Dominicans and the world? every man woman and child in Dominica knows the truth, so why do liars keep on lying when they know NOBODY BELIEVES THEM ANYWAY?

  8. Doubting Thomas
    June 27, 2011

    can those of you close to the case clarify something for me please? i see skerrit name come up a couple times in a couple of posts, what role does he play in the firebombing incident at mr. emmanuel’s home??

  9. Guilty Conscience???
    June 26, 2011

    Carrette’s statement is a repetition, an endorsement of what Tony Astaphan has already claimed that Emanuel is not cooperating with police. It is a calculated, deliberate attempt to fool the people into believing that Emanuel is the one at fault and not the perpetrators of the attempted ASSASSINATION on his life and that of his wife.

    Dominicans are expressing concerns about the slow pace and unwillingness to intensify investigations into the heinous crime. So carrette comes out with the excuse that Emanuel is the one holding up/impeding the investigations.

    But Dominicans must check the connections relative to that firebombing and the Emanuel vs. Isidore case in which Emanuel filed 42 charges against Isidore for alleged fraud, embezzlement etc. Almost $8,000,000.00 as alleged was stolen. Not one of the charges has been read yet to Isidore. Carrette refused to obey the orders of the Chief Magistrate and the court to effect the arrest warrant and so Isidore was never arrested. Carrette’s unprofessional and foolish excuse was that he was out of State. Who would accept such NONSENSE. That refusal to obey the orders of the courts was an illegal act. Any other poor person would have been arrested forthwith.

    Tony Astaphan, who is representing Isidore in that historic, classic case Emanuel vs. Isidore, has already claimed that the confession of Denny Shillingford is not credible because of his criminal record. Carrette repeated that Denny’s confession is irregular. Carrette has also repeated that Isidore is not a suspect although investigations, as he said is ongoing. STRANGE. RIGHT?

    The other person mentioned knew that or was instructed he shouldn’t stay in Dominica since things were getting hot. Why was EG allowed to leave Dominica? So that he would not be questioned? So that authorities would then tell Dominicans that EG cannot be found so investigations cannot continue and so CASE CLOSE? Was that the PLAN? Dominicans are not all FOOLS. Dominicans already suspect that a SPOKE is being placed in the WHEELS of that investigation because several BIG WIGS in high places would be implicated. Why was JUDICIAL REVIEW sought and granted in that Emanuel vs. Isidore case? Up to now NO DATE for CASE to START. All kinds of KOKOMAKAK is going on . STOP protecting criminals and criminal behaviour in Dominica. It will come back to HUNT the nation. Those attitudes are too plain to see. Those criminal acts are taking place in our FACES. Nothing happens. No justice.

    When any country’s POLICE Force, Chief et. al. are politically influenced, when the JUDICIAL SYSTEM is influenced by those in High Office in POWER, expect CHAOS and more and more CORRUPTION. Dominica is in the throes of a DICTATORSHIP STATE because of the daily WRONGS being done by those in High Places against the Constitution and Laws of the Land that are condoned.

    • Peeping Tom
      June 27, 2011

      Hey, no need for all those letters and words in caps!! These caps make you look angry, vex. Then again, maybe you are. If so, what are you so vex about?

  10. June 26, 2011

    All you so call investigators out there, open your eyes. Had someone set fire to your home would’nt you be the first to shout it out from the roof top?. To my my understanding the victim if alive is always the first person questioned by the police. So why on earth is Mr Emmanuel so reluctant in giving his statement to the police? Why they, meaning he and his wife are not wanting to to be interviewed by the police? That could only lead to one conclusion, they have something to hide.

    • FORKIT
      June 27, 2011

      i know he gave a statement. allu can spin all you want to protect skerrit and easy window.

      • Doubting Thomas
        June 27, 2011

        Just asking in order not to lean upon my own misunderstanding, what role does skerrit play in the firebombing incident on mr. emmanuel’s home?

    • beholder
      June 28, 2011

      Are you suggesting that this man set fire to his own house and then ran back inside and pretended to be asleep with his wife? Did he not give a written statement to the police after the incident last Christmas?

  11. Truth, Love, Peace
    June 26, 2011

    He has a reason for not cooperating with the Police.
    If he divulges information to the Police it should be kept confidential. The public should not know of it specifically while the investigation is being conducted.
    On the other hand he may fear for his life and also his wife’s life. Please give him the benefit of the doubt.

  12. beholder
    June 26, 2011

    I am confused. Was Mr. Emanual not the victim of attempted murder and arson? Did he not make a written statement to the police? Did he not accuse his law partner of embezzlement? Could the police not investigate arson without further interviews from a traumatized victims? Could the police not employ financial forensics to trace the missing funds? Don’t the police have the confessed arsonist in custody? Could they not get access to a qualified administrator and lie detector equipment? Didn’t this crime take place last Christmas?

  13. Just an Observation,
    June 26, 2011

    As I read through this article a number of questions came to mind,
    (1) Which country are we referring to and whether this country exists?
    (2) Why attempt to crucify the post man, all he did was to deliver the mail?
    (3) Are many of the bloggers on this cite graduates of the Kangaroo Court at Q95?
    (4) Is Mr. Emanuel serious about not subjecting himself to an interview? And
    (5) Had Mr. Emanuel been the accused would he have asked the Judge to respond to the police in writing, since he does not wish to subject himself to an interview?
    Mr. Emanuel must be the only person in the world and no doubt a graduate of his own law school to believe that he must have legal advice and have his lawyer send in a written statement, and thinks that this is a substitute to an interview, especially when he is the virtual complainant.
    Without Mr. Emanuel’s cooperation there can be no case, he must get off his high horses, get back to earth and subject himself and his wife to an interview. In the absence of such an interview there can be no case.
    Assuming this matter was taken to court, would the court not need Mr. Emanuel’s statement to know whether he is consistent all along with a chronological list of events. How would the prosecution know, when last he bought gas, where he bought it, how much did he buy, was it placed in his car tank or a container, what type of container if any did he used, when last he drove that car, is he the only person who drives that car, when last was the car driven, what day and time did he park it, how far was it park from his house, what time did he go to sleep that fateful night, who was home with him that night, did he have visitors, was he awaken that night by any noise and if so what was it, did he see or hear anything after the fire? How long after the fire did he make a report to the police, why did he take that long to report it to the police, why did you go to Q95 with that story before going to the police, was he afraid that morning/night and if so why not inform the police immediately?
    There are a thousand and one other questions I believe the police would like to ask Mr. Emanuel and his refusal to cooperate leaves the police in an awkward position and now he has only himself to blame for that. The police cannot and should never arrest or even seriously question Denny Shillingford without having first obtained the undivided attention and cooperation of Mr. Emanuel.
    The fact is, it’s only suspects who refuse to speak to the police, complainants are always willing to cooperate and provides as much information as possible to the police, normally complainants usually act as private investigators seeking info and passing it to the police, alas, in this case it’s the opposite. What a shame Mr. Emanuel

  14. Just Astonished
    June 26, 2011

    What Police Chief Carrette said is nothing new, this is stale news. Please do not attempt to make this a political issue.

    Mr. Emanuel has been smoking something and needs to get back to earth, face reality and coperate with the police. This is not an enemy or you don’t like me matter, this is a crime.

    The issue of Mr. Emanuel has been a long drawn out one. Mr. Emanuel has since January 2011 refused to subject himself and his wife to interrogations/interview. Is this the action of a person such as Mr. Emanuel?

    Please read the comments of January 10, 2011 written by a Mr. Eziekel Bazil.
    For ease of reference, read.https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/all-news/politics/uwp-statement-response-to-governments-resistance-to-call-for-outside-assistance/

  15. Devoted Dominican
    June 26, 2011

    Dominicans,
    Have you all heard of what you sow is exactly what you shall reap? well this is what you all have to deal with from the many cruked and corrupted city officials and talk show hosts that runs Dominica. So now you deal with it.

  16. Justice For All
    June 26, 2011

    As I read through this article a number of questions came to mind,

    (1) Which country are we referring to and whether this country exists?
    (2) Why attempt to crucify the post man, all he did was to deliver the mail? Should Carrette, Tony or anyone else be used as a scapegoat in place of Mr. Emanuel’s indiscretions?
    (3) Are many of the bloggers on this cite graduates of the Kangaroo Court at Q95?
    (4) Is Mr. Emanuel serious about not subjecting himself to an interview? And
    (5) Had Mr. Emanuel been the accused would he have asked the Judge to respond to the police in writing, since he does not wish to subject himself to an interview?

    Mr. Emanuel must be the only person in the world and no doubt a graduate of his own law school to believe that he must have legal advice and have his lawyer send in a written statement, and thinks that this is a substitute to an interview, especially when he is the virtual complainant.

    Without Mr. Emanuel’s cooperation there can be no case, he must get off his high horses, get back to earth and subject himself and his wife to an interview. In the absence of such an interview there can be no case.

    Assuming this matter was taken to court, would the court not need Mr. Emanuel’s statement to know whether he is consistent all along with a chronological list of events. How would the prosecution know, when last he bought gas, where he bought it, how much did he buy, was it placed in his car tank or a container, what type of container if any did he used, when last he drove that car, is he the only person who drives that car, when last was the car driven, what day and time did he park it, how far was it park from his house, when last did he service his vehicle, who did the servicing, did he have any argument etc with the mechanic, was his car leaking gas at any time before, did he take the smell of gas before he went to bed,what time did he go to sleep that fateful night, who was home with him that night, did he have visitors, was he awaken that night by any noise and if so what was it, did he see or hear anything after the fire? How long after the fire did he make a report to the police, why did he take that long to report it to the police, why did you go to Q95 with that story before going to the police, was he afraid that morning/night and if so why not inform the police immediately?

    There are a thousand and one other questions I believe the police would like to ask Mr. Emanuel and his refusal to cooperate leaves the police in an awkward position and now he has only himself to blame for that. The police cannot and should never arrest or even seriously question Denny Shillingford without having first obtained the undivided attention and cooperation of Mr. Emanuel.

    The fact is, it’s only suspects who refuse to speak to the police, complainants are always willing to cooperate and provides as much information as possible to the police, normally complainants usually act as private investigators seeking info and passing it to the police, alas, in this case it’s the opposite. What a shame Mr. Emanuel.

    Note also that Carrette is not the Investigator of that case.

    • Brief analysis
      June 26, 2011

      Corruption is now immence at all level of our society as never seen before. look at the young guys caught up in the birth certificate scandal last month with the questioning of Trailblaizer of Witikubili trails lawyer historian DR .Willy re: Passport sales. The guys representing Skerrit on his dual citizen ship who offically are passport agents with office as far and strange a place as Lebanon were not questioned
      A rottenness engulfs our institutions leaders current likekopposition alike. There is a saying in mexico which i visited recently.” A poor politician who is poor is a poor politician.”Can we say the same for DA as one in the north said he will not leave and be poor like so many of his predicessors. Now with rapid rise to wealth in shorttime and little hard work to show for the immense wealth accumulation in 5 yrs corruption seems at the core of our current regime.How are we to purge a corrupt regime when it is current corrupting the rank and file of the CDPF? Look at the GON emanuel’s case.Police forces
      have been know to succumed to influencial deep-pockets cartel ej in Mexico etc. In the 90’s agents from the US trained special Airborne force group deserted to form ZETA an elite group of hit men for the Gulf cartel. We saw on Dec 6th the SSU a chinese trained special force with the CDPF sent out in force to imped the arrest of an acc former law-firm partner. 19 days later the older partner’s home was firebombed..Law enforcement seem to have become a or becoming a for profit busniess in DA.
      This issue each day gives credence to this.
      daily guys like Goose,Justice for all myself, just an observation, the rado tak show host.crusaders etc myself included all Bush lawyers who have enterd no law school and don’t need to as those who have should be debarred talk crap daily.
      Mexico i found out after an asian tour, is not the most corrupt nation on earth.The rapidly growing economies of china and india are the foremost. Guess what who are our or should i say Medard friends and have found citizen ship in our land and wanna be new friends from India .As our local comedian on the Indian maltad would say india is here so are the chinese.Pity they don’t make malt.As franklyn would create an ad for them .he don’t care it’s all about the $ in his pocket from the ad lol

    • Truth, Love, Peace
      June 26, 2011

      Duplicate comments?

    • Porssie Radical
      June 27, 2011

      An element overlooked is the fact that this case involving GON Emmanuel is very personal to Tony Astaphan. Tony was never able to drop the ill feeling towards Emmanuel since the day MR Emmanuel had him arrested. Tony never accepted the fact that mighty mouse was embarrassed by a magistrate who happen to be a non elite / someone who was not of Tony’s inner circle. Also for blatant and obvious reasons Tony is bent on protecting the secretes of the corrupt DLP , friends , cabal and family members , to include the mighty mouse penguin himself.
      We all know that Carrette is repeating exactly what Tony wants him to say to the public. It is understandable that one could deduce that Mr Emmanuels unwillingness to participate in the phony police investigation is reason to be suspicious of Mr Emmanuel. Considering the unethical and corrupt behavior of the police in the entire case not withstanding the preferential treatment of prime suspects it is also very reasonable to conclude that Mr Emmanuel’s behavior is also justified.
      To Just An Observation (TA himself) if the police genuinely wants to solve that crime Mr Emmanuel’s participation is not absolutely necessary. The police does not need Mr Emmanuel’s permission or his assistance to speak to Emmanuel’s mechanic. It is also very easy to find out information regarding Emmanuel’s gas purchasing routine and when or where he bought gas prior to the Xmas day fire. We could go on and on however the point is your argument is weak and baseless. The police does not need the participation of Mr Emmanuel to really solve the crime . Also it is also misleading to state that Mr Emmanuel did not cooperate with the police since Mr Emmanuel did give a statement.
      Why did Mr Emmanuel choose Q95 instead of DBS or Kairi? Why not Q95? Considering the circumstances surrounding the fire it is obvious that DBS nor Kairi FM would not be the best news outfit. So too if the sock was on the other foot Q95 would not be the ideal station.
      At this point everyone has a conspiracy theory regarding this fire ; there is one more conspiracy theory and that is, someone who had been arrested or locked up by Emmanuel is still angry and may have used the opportunity to set the fire at Mr Emmanuel’s house. It could be someone living in the same neighborhood since there was no car as stated by a clown.

    • Physical Planning
      June 27, 2011

      Total BS coming from a penguine lawyer

  17. Pundit
    June 26, 2011

    Is this another case of blaming the victim.??

  18. Anonymous
    June 25, 2011

    that country is upside down.all institutions are getting corrupt is so political that you can not get justice.

  19. DPM
    June 25, 2011

    According to Carrette, “They are not getting the required cooperation from the victim.” Mr. Carrette is that why so many murders go unsolved in Dominica? I guess you are still waiting for the cooperation of these murder victims. Mr. Carrette do your job, you have all the necessary information needed to go ahead with solving this attempted murder of Mr. Gon Emmanuel and his wife. Everyone with enough commonsense is able to connect the dots. I’ve said once and I will say again, call Anthony Astaphan in for questioning, he knows too much information that only you Mr. Carrette and other investigators should have.

  20. Crystal ball
    June 25, 2011

    It was President Clinton who first spoke about 3 strikes and you were out. Commissioner Cyril gwen mouton’s .First strike not knnowing the diference between an Arsonist and an Arson investigator.
    Second strike: One word “Utter Rubbish(when it’s two words”
    Third Strike:GON does not want to subject himself to an interview.
    Why is he still around Skerrit should have thrown Cyril under thebus. But like the saying goes birds of a feather.No smoke without fire.All is connected. Some food for thought hope you guys can chew on that.

    • real possie
      June 25, 2011

      that crystal ball u have there u sure know alot

  21. June 25, 2011

    dont be fooled this matter involves the big men they will fall if the truth comes out

  22. eh?
    June 25, 2011

    karret has become the mouth piece of the politicians. please do not continue to subject yourself to unplanned interview. the end result are always the same – sounding foolish. i mean, we all no that u should not be chief, but what the heck, you are there until you retire. make the best use of the opportunity, and start reading more and speaking less. am sure you have your work cutoff for you.

  23. simple mind
    June 25, 2011

    Thats why people,(his best friends)sees him as a jacka&&,the chief fly(moosh)at the toilet.

  24. Doubting Thomas
    June 25, 2011

    so nuff people pissed that Carrette aint have Isidore in the lock up and that’s cool but let me just ask, on what grounds do we want Carrette to put the boy up in the rest? cuz i hear Denny confession on Q and i hear him say that Seco check him to do him a favour, Seco carry him go up goodwill to do the deed and Seco pay him but he never mention having contacted anybody else (more specifically Isidore) in connection with the crime nor did he say wether Seco shared details about crime nor anybody else involved. it was only after Denny found out who the owner of the house was that he demanded more money from Seco and when Seco aint comply he go by Isidore and ask for the rest. but Denny aint indicated how it is that Isidore end up in his equation. so Denny just assumed that because Emmanuel and Isidore have issues is Isidore that send and burn the man house?

    well i say if Carrette have substantial evidence against Isidore and can without the shadow of a doubt identify him as the intellectual author of the crime by all means lock him away, far far away but until such time Carrette cannot put the man away on hearsay that won’t stand in court.

    • Reader
      June 25, 2011

      Interlectual author? who dat Jose Marti intelectual author of th cuban revo? LMAO

    • real possie
      June 25, 2011

      u hit the nail rite on the head some off these people on here just dont get it cause they are the ones wanting this guy to fall so they can say i tell u so

    • REASONING
      June 26, 2011

      Doubting Thomas,when Emmanuel filed the 42 charges aginst Isidore and there was a warrant for his arrest it should have been executed.Cyril Carrette,instead of sending the police in military uniform to surround the court to protect and prevent the charges from being read to Isidore should allow due process,now stop your hypocrisy.I don’t know how long Emmanuel intends to live again,but at his age,he should be able to make the sacrifice to put u and your bosses including Isindore down and go spend time at the hospital.

      • Doubting Thomas
        June 26, 2011

        the 42 charges and the fire bombing are 2 different matters right??

    • FORKIT
      June 27, 2011

      ok counsel but there is one problem… while i welcome your concerns, is it not a cause for concern when the acused is not even brought in for questioning

      • Doubting Thomas
        June 27, 2011

        well as far as we know mr. isidore is so far not accused of anything. but he was placed at the disposal of the police by his attorney. remember lennox and them was saying that if he has no involvement in the matter then tony had no reason to take him to the police. they were in fact reading into this action as an assumption of guilt.

  25. Standard 5 graduate
    June 24, 2011

    If Jack who shot Browne did not know what kindof gun he had?

    • Doubting Thomas
      June 25, 2011

      Then the police will investigate, find and bring forth evidence to prove otherwise or corroborate jack story, prove jack guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and jail his scunt but until all that is done, jack story remains a contradiction and it wouldn’t hold up in a court of law.

  26. Crystal clear head.
    June 24, 2011

    The issue is crystal clear.The foolish commissioner comes and makes a dumb statement like:” Mr.Emanuel does not want tosubject himself to an interview.” Is this clown for real?Why would GON subject himself to anything after seeing his law-firm adopted son,Easydoor.Steals (alledgedly)
    from the firm’s purse, break and opens the premises afer hours when he presses charges the powers that be send chinese trained SSU puppies to prevent Easyddor’s arrest in December 2010.Folowing the failed attempt to arrest a suspect the senior law-firm parnter’s home is fireboomed -a christmas gift to a god -father/ law mentor.Nice way to say merry christmas right?Rebel with a cause would you after such chronological negatives for youSUBJECT self to an Interview with an…………Aparently Cyril must have forgotten GON served as a magistrate in the 70-80’s on island and know who and what he ‘s dealing with.So rebel when ashithead like cyril who does not know the difference between an arsonist and an investigator of ArsonWould you I ask for the second time SUBJECT yourself in round holes? I rest my case. Good night.

    • Goose
      June 25, 2011

      YOU CLAIM TO BE CRYSTAL CLEAR IN THE HEAD BUT I SERIOUSLY DOUBT YOUR COMPREHENSION OF THE MATTER AT HAND. ALL I READ FROM MOST OF YOU IS POLITICAL AND PERSONAL NOTHING SUBSTANCIAL THAT WILL HOLD UP IN A COURT OF LAW. THIS IS TOO SERIOUS A MATTER TO MESS UP SO I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW FROM YOU ON WHAT GROUNDS CAN THE POLICE ARREST ISIDORE. PROVERBS TEACHES THAT A WISE MAN KNOWS THE VALUE OF PROOF. IF YOU ARE A VICTIM YOU NEED TO COOPERATE WITH THE POLICE AND FROM DAY ONE LONG BEFORE ANY DENNY SHILLINGFORD GON FORBID HIS WIFE TO SPEAK TO THE POLICE ASK YOURSELF WHY. SECONDLY WHY DID DENNY GIVE A STATEMENT TO HIS LAWYER IN THE PRESENCE OF MATT PELTIER AND LENNOX LINTON AND NOT TO THE POLICE DIRECTLY AND SO THEY HAD THIS ON TAPE LONG BEFIORE THE POLICE EVER GOT TO DENNY WHY? DID HE GET HELP IN SAYING WEHAT HE ADMNITTED TO? HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT ITS TRUE?IS THE MATTER BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE TWO JOURNALIST OR IS IT BECAUSE DENNY’S ATTORNEY, DAVID BRUNEY IS ANTI SKERRITT / DLP. WHY WOULD ONES LAWYER INVITE TWO JOURNALIST TO HIS OFFICE TO RECORD WHAT HIS CLIENT HAS TO SAY TO HIOM IN CONFIDENCE AT THE RISK OF BEING CHARGED FOR ARSON???? ISNT BRUNEYTHE SAME MAN WHO MUST DEFEND DENNY IF HE IS CHARGED FOR ARSON. IS THAT A PROPER PRACTICE. THERE IS SO MUCH PEOPLE LIKE YOU DONT UNDERSTAND ABOUT POLICE WORK AND HOW FAR SOME WILL GO TO SATISFY THEIR POLITICAL AND PERSONAL MISSIONS. THE POLICE SHOULD ONLY ARREST WHEN THEY HAVE A BONA FIDE CASE THAT MEANS IN SMALL MAN’S LANGUAGE, A TIGHT CASE, ENOUGH EVIDENCE THAT THE CULPRITS LAWYERS CANNOT FREE HIM FROM,OR WOULD YOU RATHER THE POLICE ARREST AND CHARGE ON DENNY’S STATEMENT AND THEN THE CULPRIT’S LAWYERS TEAR DENNY APART AND THE CULPRIT WALK FREE? LETS TRY TO BE FAIR AND BALANCE AND IF WE DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW SOMETHING IS SUPPOSED TO BE DONE LETS ASK THEN GIVE AN OPINION ON THE FACTS NOT FROM THE HOT SEAT. IT WOULD SEEM THAT THIS IS THE ONLY MATTER THAT INTEREST THESE JOURNALIST GUYS WHEN MANY OTHER PEOPLE ON ISLAND ARE AFFECTED BY ACTS OF VIOLENCE. THINK CRITICALLY FOR ONCE.

      • To mr .know it all
        June 26, 2011

        Good very good.i suggest you go in too with Matt and lennox plus Angelo then you can ask Kamala JB Aaron, Crazy tees and the shorty gov’t propangandist, Alvin knight, The Bishop of the catholics plus Pastor who ever Ti Durand and Sharmaine-Green -Browne and the chrisitian council on your side with your lawyer of choice as you know alot more than we the ignornat naive politically aligned know.Maybe you ought to be questioned in the presence of the aforementioned for balance and openess so we won’t need a cystal ball. You seem to know troupe/to much.You have a big as mouth.

      • Vote Goose
        June 26, 2011

        Vote Goose (that sounding like a calypso name) next election the only credible candidate who is not corruptable “Goose” has a logical mind set do no evil, sees plenty evil in cyrstal clear legal tone.You should be nominated minister of logic and logitics in a new gov’t and judiciary role.
        Declear so i can vote for you as minister of logic.

      • reader
        June 26, 2011

        Goose you are great in your deductions teach them i mean us. good to hear commonsense from a goose.

      • ducklin
        June 26, 2011

        The goose isn’t he related to Ghost ballheads brother where franz was?

      • Brief analysis
        June 26, 2011

        Hi Goose,
        Doesn’t that case seem on the brinks of a humpty dumpty-like case?
        When the chips fall where they should void of extra-judicial operations the deck of cards theoretically should come crumbling down.But when there are political and affiliated heads to roll extra-judicial interference must prevail to avert the inevitable and so many a political homicidal cases go.Like John Wayne Isidore may just ride into the sunset to the USA along with all those holding dual citizenship be it french ,british, canadian Chinese, marroconian, Russian Venezuelans.We may well see an exodus movement of medards people.then DA will be left all to the shitlessone Chinese and the Haitians.

  27. Truth be told
    June 24, 2011

    I find this piece of news a but puzzling Mr Carrette said they did received a written statement from the Emanuels, Should I assume that base on his investigation there are inconsistancies it the written statement and there for have to question them? Or is this just a excuse to explain the slow process of the investigation?

  28. Mousemiel
    June 24, 2011

    Am bewildered by Cyril’s being commissioner of Police and just cannot dispense the English language effectively.I take objection with: Mr Emmanuel refuses to subject himself to an interview.”
    Mr.Carrette , are you aware of what you are saying?LMAO. With Acouyon commissioner a leader and an opposition leader bordering on the edges of illiteracy DA is doomed/screwed.

    • In His Hands
      July 3, 2011

      your sentence contructions r poor yet u critcize another,it should be “Mr. Emmanuel’s refusal”

  29. Anonymous
    June 24, 2011

    the reason he should not talk with the police is that any statement he give carrette, will automatically be transferred to Tony and at this stage , it is unwanted.
    Bring in undercops to investigate the police and others- so on whose behalf was seco acting, wat interest would seco have in Emmanuels’ demise- the fingers are only pointing to one person, who at this time should be detain for forensic interrogation, not by carrette or tony but FBI OR Scotland yard

    voice of the wilderness

  30. Red-Antz
    June 24, 2011

    why do i get the feeling the this case won’t be solved by 2014 ?? i can already hear it on the opposition’s campaign platform. i can already see mr. emmanuel on the platform, the long suffering senior citizen betrayed by the government, failed by the legal institutions, sabotaged by government operatives. campaigning for his justice which can only be achieved by ousting this evil regime and re-installing the UWP in the offices of government.

    My fellow dominicans this whole drama all comes down to dirty political tricks, playing on the emotions of a sympathetic nation.

  31. la beauty
    June 24, 2011

    i wonder y he isn’t cooperatin wit the police…mayb he has no faith in the justice system.

    • Red-Antz
      June 24, 2011

      hmmmm a justice system which he has been part off? in which he has played a significant role?? a direct vote of no confidence in his life’s work and the institution in which he was once a senior figure?

      mr emmanuel’s reluctance to cooperate with the police has only cast a shadow of doubt over his own case.

      now dominicans have doubts.

      • So Dominica come?
        June 24, 2011

        Who is claiming that Emanuel is not cooperating with the police? Is it Emanuel saying so or the same Carrette who refused to obey the orders of the Chief Magistrate and the court to arrest the lawyer Isidore? Do you all believe also that an ARSONIST could help solve a criminal act of ARSON?

        Check the connections relating to that criminal act, the attempted assassination of Emanuel. Check the confession. check the names being mentioned. Check the relations between or among the names mentioned so far. Check the burning interest Tony Astaphan has shown in that firebombing criminal act and his pronouncements. It is no coincidence. From the time Carrette refused to carry out the arrest of Isidore, anything that follows ties in nicely. Dominican are no FOOLS. Let us not be fooled. Expect no outcome. Some technicalities have already been branded around by the protectors, by those who claim to want to reduce crime in Dominica.

        How comes there were so many Police Officers protecting who….. on the day Isidore was summoned to be in court? Up till now case cannot start. Not one of those 42 charges can be read to Isidore. Are all EQUAL before the constitution and Laws of Dominica. A BIG NO.

        Which statement should Dominicans really believe, that of Carrette or Denny Shillingford’s confession? Dominicans are putting the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle together. That jigsaw puzzle is an elementary one. The pieces fit in easily. Dominicans and the whole world are watching and waiting. Their hopes for justice to be done will be shattered. On Christmas day, GOD IS ALSO GOOD too. Is so Dominica come?

      • Anonymous
        June 24, 2011

        The administration of justice is only as good as the person who administers it, i have no confidence myself in the manner in which it is presently being administered.

    • Standard 5 graduate
      June 24, 2011

      Exactly the essence of the matter.

    • Wenner
      June 24, 2011

      He is part of the justice system…you forget you follow you send people to jail, just for calling his name…memoire poule all you have

      • WAY PAPA
        June 25, 2011

        If my young memory serves me right, I recall YOU FOLLOW was one of the most feared magistrates in DA in his time. What Behanzin is today. Dont you think a plot of revenge could be incubating long ago? Now is the opportune time. ISIDORE IS THE PRIME SUSPECT so let me get even with YOU FOLLOW now for sending me to jail for a tooth paste> Just assuming.

  32. No Justice
    June 24, 2011

    Dominicans should expect those statements from Carette. The Chief of Police is repeating what Tony Astaphan has already concluded about that heinous attempt at assassination of Emanuel.

    Tony Astaphan said that Denny Shillingford’s confession cannot be credible because he has been involved in several criminal acts before. Carrette repeated that the alleged culprit’s statement has several irregularities. If Carrette says there are irregularities that means the confession would also not be credible.

    Tony Astaphan claimed that Isidore would be an idiot to try to firebomb Emanuel’s home. Carrette has already concluded that Isidore is not a suspect, although investigations are ongoing.

    Dominicans are suspicious. Why was SECO, the person mentioned in Denny’s confession, allowed to leave Dominica? Wasn’t SECO still in Dominica, after Denny confessed to the Police about his involvement in that crime?

    NOW, the scene has shifted. The Chief of Police claims that Emanuel, the poor victim, is not cooperating with Police. Another SPOKE in the WHEEL of that CRIME? CASE CLOSE. NOTHING is going to happen to solve that criminal action. Dominicans are closely monitoring the events. The whole thing STINKS. Shouldn’t all be EQUAL before the Law? INJUSTICE. INJUSTICE in my beautiful country. It is as clear as daylight.

    Remember Dominicans, it was that same Carrette who refused to obey the court’s order to arrest Isidore, Dominicans put 1 and 1 together. Is it PROTECTION for the BIG WIGS.

    Why are some in authority so fired up? In their voices on radio one could suspect NO SYMPATHY with the victim. A GUILTY CONSCIENCE NEEDS NO ACCUSER. It is frightening the injustice that is daily going on in Dominica. GUILTINESS RESTS ON THEIR CONSCIENCE, OH YEAHHHHHHHH, so Bob Marley prophesied.

    Those responsible to protect the people and uphold the Constitution and Law of the land have been found WANTING. Leave those things for places like Somalia, a failed STATE. Dominicans time to TURN A NEW LEAF.

    • Poor Victim?????????
      June 24, 2011

      well let emmanuel come out to the public and deny carrette claims. let him tell us that he has responded to the police and agreed to meet with them and cooperate fully. then we can cast aspersions on that man carrette and his claims.

      until such time that man emmanuel leaves room for doubt and suspicions of a political vendetta against government and it’s supporters and friends and police.

  33. -Rebel With A Cause-
    June 24, 2011

    Well well that is a completely different side to the story. i have been following this case in the media and trust me from what i have been hearing since the event occurred, especially on the various radio talk shows and particularly on certain Q95 programs, i was under the impression that it was the police dragging their feet on the matter. there seemed to have been and continues to be a media campaign out against our police force for it’s unprofessional approach to handling this case and there was/is the notion that political interference from on high has been/is obstructing the course of justice. i quite frankly had washed my hands on our police for their feet dragging and i had already shook my head at certain senior politicians. however this saga takes a new twist, the defendant acting against his own interests and obstructing the course of justice??

    Is this case more about politics than solving crime?

    Has all the media bashing been more about discrediting authority than seeking the true course of justice.

    Has the opposition used this as a political ploy, demonizing our authorities to score points and boost it’s ratings?

    Is Mr. Emmanuel seeking true justice for himself and his wife or political martyrdom?

    Interesting case indeed waiting to see how it plays out.

    • No rebel no chip
      June 24, 2011

      Is Gon politically affiliated to the opposition? Interesting if so. Is he planning on being President in a pie inthe sky Gov’t of the UWP? I was of the opinion eddie wanted that reason he selected Instrument over Tim Tim alias JulieCoco then Ron green former blackpower advocate turn fascist.Rebel without a cause you make thingsvery interesting with your take.I wonder what’s ur asscessment of Cryil carrette as a Commissioner.The guy is a bloody puff a real dunce like we say in DA.
      He is talking subjection language after his faux paux with the application of Arsonist to the GON case.Politics no intended birds of a feather do flock together.Skerrit will appoint those who will anoint himin office.Uncultred rough edged individuals like himself to keep him afloat.Duvalier style.Just look at his legal team minus Senior counsel all are by-products of abject depreviationin their youth.Today they donotlok back .

      • REALIST
        June 25, 2011

        DO YOU REALLY EXPECT ANY LEADER TO APPOINT A PERSON WHOM HE KNOWS IS HIS OPPONENT TO BE THE HEAD OF THE POLICE FORCE? COMMON, WHILE I DO NOT CONDONE DIRECT INTERFERENCE IN THE WORK OF THE POLICE, I SUPPORT ANY PARTY WHO PUTS SOMEONE THEY TRUST TO HEAD THEIR POLICE DEPARTMENT. ARE YOU AWARE OF HOW BADLY ONE CAN BE UNDERMINED BY THIER OPPOSING FORCES. I AM IN A LEADERSHIP POSITION AND I KNOW THE CROOKS AND HOW THEY WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO GET THEIR WAYS.

  34. nuts
    June 24, 2011

    Well one thing i know Mr. Emmanuel is a very INTELLIGENT man!

    • -Rebel With A Cause-
      June 24, 2011

      Well one would hope, but one would also ask, why his reluctance in dealing directly with the police? do the contents of his written statement to the police provide the answers to all possible questions that they might have? after all it’s in his own interest to bring closure to the case??

    • June 24, 2011

      Yes I agree with you plus he has his lawyer to advise him

  35. vip
    June 24, 2011

    You all dont have to worry the FBI is closely monitoring these corrupt practices in the country and it will take a few years to build a solid case.some of the huge money transfers are closely watched and their drug associates.Dont you all realize that some of the monies coming into the country is not passing through the banking system.some of these folks with diplomatic immunity are getting away for now.Thats why some governments cannot afford to lose power because its a form of protection.TIME WILL TELL THE FBI IS WATCHING CLOSELY

    • Stewie
      June 24, 2011

      What exactly can the FBI do? Did you even read what you wrote?

      We are an INDEPENDENT country and the FBI has no jurisdiction in Dominica.

      Ask a question first nuh…before writing rubbish

    • Wenner
      June 24, 2011

      People vip is Gonzalez Oreo Cookie

  36. may
    June 24, 2011

    MR. EMMANUEL SHOULD BE INTERVIEWED. YES
    HIS THE VICTIM BUT NO SPEAKING TO THE COPS
    DOES NOT MAKE NO SENSE. WHAT IS HE REALLY
    HIDING FOR KEEPING QUIET

  37. June 24, 2011

    what are u all saying after any incedent the first people that are interviewed are the imedeate family don’t u all know how the justice system work?

  38. WAY PAPA
    June 24, 2011

    I am not a legal mind, but when things like this happen, the victim gives a statement about what he may have seen , heard or smelt. Do you know in the US whenever a crime occurs, the first suspects are the ones closest to the victims. Jon Benet Ramsey ‘s parents were suspects, Elizabeth Smarts parents too. It is only when the victim has given all info, that they can rule out and eliminate suspects. Mr. Emmanuel You may have seen or heard something, say it and let us bring the guilty party or parties to justice. Your wife too may have something, who knows. Right now to me an independent person listening, I can root towards both explanation. 1. another Gonzales like story or a move to destroy a key witness who can cause damaging ripple effects for many.

  39. littleboy
    June 24, 2011

    I am not trying to take sides but I can sense game play on both sides and that’s why it is hard to tell who is at fault. As far as I am concerned, if U Follow has nothing to hide why does he just go ahead and allow the police to interview him? Right on the other hand, I am not sure I would want to cooperate with the police either. One has to bear in mind that prior to the burning of the house, Ufollow accused Isidore, (a very close friend of the PM and one whose name and hand writing is involved in everything Skerit’s name is mentioned in) fraud and the magistrate ordered the arrest of Mr. Isidore and over six months down the road, Mr. Isidore has been protected by the police commissioner and Pm on like any other national. If I were in Mr. UFollows place, there is no way I would want to see Mr. Carrette let alone, to allow myself to be interviewed by the same person who stood against justice from day one. Another thing is, on the day of the fire, police came and investigated the fire and took the plastic container that was left. Since then, Dane Shillingford told the police that he did it at the request of a close friend of Mr. Isidore, Tony Astaphan, Savrin, Skerrit and since then, this man has fled Dominica. What else does Mr UFollow and his wife have to tell the police. As far as I see it, I believe that since UFollow and his wife are in their 80’s, Mr Carrette and his team will just try to drag it as long as possible, hoping that they will both be gone soon and there will not be a case.

    • Wenner
      June 24, 2011

      A uwp supporter is just the same as Gonzalez, or should I say Edison…Boy look jokes.

  40. Malatete
    June 24, 2011

    Is Mr. Emmanuel a suspect now in the firebombing of his own home? I hope the chief does not use this as an excuse not to proceed with the investigation.

    • WAY PAPA
      June 24, 2011

      That is why cooperation with the police is important. People have faked their own death to allow for the claim of insurance monies and taken assumed identities. Nothing is impossible with man, so that is why HONESTY, keen investigation and interference from the media all are key elements in this matter. I PLANNING TO GO TO A GARDAY ZAFFER FOR ME TO GET THE GUILTY PERSON>

  41. seasoning pepper
    June 24, 2011

    the man do dam right all you not doing all you job thats why, why is the man you find you want to interview. isn’t he the victim!!! go interview the one stockfarm. he confessed and you all saying is bogass, man this country of our, fire bon all dem dam policce in the place and all of them in high authority that indulging themselves in all illigal activity in the country, all u letting the poor man continue to remain poor and those high up will continue to move high, but, i tell you on eday tings must get better, just now is FBI that coming and pick all of them up. Dominica have to get one bomb and when it burst trust me it will be worst than 1978!!!!!

    • Anonymous
      June 24, 2011

      This type of talk is absolute garbage! In any crime, the victim(s) are considered suspects until it is ruled out otherwise. That’s why I believe that Mr. Emmanuel should cooperate with the police in order to bring an end to all this.

      • false Possie
        June 26, 2011

        Thanks, real puss. Reading many times daily weekly ,monthly etc watching TV, listening to good radio ,conversing with everyone more so the elderly they have wisdom. I think hard to analyze things Real possie.

      • To Anoni drink
        June 26, 2011

        Ur pt was well received and as you should expect appreciated but i have to ask you why do you copy a fool? You sould like Abbott or should i say carrette utter garbage is like utter rubbish. please try no to sound like Cyrille.

    • 78 or 79? maybe 2012
      June 26, 2011

      hahahahah you meant 1979 right? 1978 was independence and that would be a good boom right? So biiger than 1978 would be like a real independece getting rid of Skerrit Medard Rosoovelt.Just like PJ was ousted 6 month after independence by Mamo.Question is do we have any new Mamos in the pipeline. ASk Tim Tim.

  42. possie blast
    June 24, 2011

    But what i hearing dere nuh? since when victim have to cooperate with police? so if he and his wife had died they would not investigate den? why they doh ask corporal george to cooperate with police? U follow do right, is his house that got bombed, police was informed, let dem do their dam work, he do have nofing to say……….. stupid cops

  43. gadakan
    June 24, 2011

    I would not trust the cop either. Carrette refuse to arrest isidore and expect an intelligent legal professional to yield to the corrupt motive of the police.

  44. MangoSweet
    June 24, 2011

    So what’s with You Follow now?

  45. INTERPOL
    June 24, 2011

    why would the victim have to give information to the police when someone has confess to the crime Mr carret u have all the info u need do your jobe an stop letting polititions tell u wat to do.

    • Peeping Tom
      June 24, 2011

      Mr. Carrette has already done his job regarding that “confession.” He listened and he found that it had more holes than a basket. He needs to cross-check further.

      If you, INTERPOL, believe all that you read and hear then send me your contact information because i have a few unicorns to sell to you.

      SMH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Attorney
        June 24, 2011

        Lets Imagine that Jack confessed to killing Browne with a .37 Gun. However the Autopsy on Browne shows that it was a .22 gun that was used and not a .37 gun. Jack never had is his possesion a .22 gun. Would that confession be accepted?

        Likewise the blue car in question has been park for years in the same place without a crankshaft and no fithteen gallon container was found. These are inconsistencies in the confession.

      • INTERPOL
        June 24, 2011

        I dont have any contact to give u .The fact of the matter is a man has confess to the crime,there is no smoke without fire.If Deny had gotten his money no one would know about his involment in this.There must be some truth in this his statment,i know why they not taking him serious because Mr Carrete is still wating 4 d assonist to investigate the matter.This is the only country in the world where a man has confess to a crime which is so serious and he is not taken seriously what a shame shame shame,why?Is it because that well to do profesioanls may be involed?
        WHAT IS OUR COUNTRY COMING TO?”THE LAUHING STOCK OF THE WORLD……….

    • Informant
      June 24, 2011

      That is standard practice in any investigation my friend. They were in the house, the information they give can be critical in solving the crime.

      While we may not like to hear it, even the victim cannot be ruled out as an investigation as persons have burned their own houses, crashed vehicles, faked their own deaths for various reasons, sometimes benefits.

    • Anonymous
      June 24, 2011

      What makes you believe that the confession is indeed a true one? Not because someone confesses to a crime does not rule out the fact that it may not be genuine and that the person was either coaxed, paid threatened or otherwise to make that confession. The police need to investigate and rule out all possibilities before accepting the confession as gospel.

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