English tourists robbed

Reports reaching Dominica News online indicate that an English couple was robbed at gun point at Layou Park on Wednesday afternoon.

According to reports Charles and Jill Oldham were robbed and beaten on the head and face with a gun by two masked men.

The terrified couple had to be escorted out of the area by the police. They described Dominica as a ‘lost Paradise’.

It is still unclear as to what items were stolen during the robbery.

Police have confirmed the incident and investigations are ongoing.

DNO is seeking more information on this matter.

Law enforcement officials are currently seeking ways to deal with the increase in criminal activities and more particularly crimes against tourist to the Island, a move that can further damage the country’s economy.

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208 Comments

  1. Skerro
    August 26, 2013

    Bring back the Defense Force from the 1960’s and have them hunt down those dogs and shoot them on sight like they did the Dreads back then make them tremble with fear of the Defense Force coming for them if they commit an armed robbery and as far as rape the punishment should be castration then jail with Bubba.

  2. Impatial
    April 15, 2012

    if the police can catch and prosecute a hungry man for stealing cheeseand have the audacity to make it headline news, why cant they use the resours they have (not a mouse trap) to bring these people to justice. dont think they need any special intelligence to do that… after all they just have to walk past these villages and someone snitch or no snitch… must know something. there is so much of that minidng people business going on down there some cousin, friend, aunty, pastor, cat must smell a rat. all the police have to do is not throw their weight around when carrying out their inestigation

  3. Anonymous
    April 2, 2012

    People will stop coming to Dominica full Stop. It alreday takes ages to get there and to then deal with crap like that!! come on Mr Skerrit address your nation and stand up to these criminals that are downgrading your country, your so trying to improve!!! PEACE

  4. Secure Dominica
    April 2, 2012

    Dominica needs its own Special Forces task force to deal with terrorist who are drug dealers, rapist, arms dealers. I would like to see targeted klling of these rogues. If the government says to the police go and kill them and we will not prosecute the officers we would see a drop in crime. Jail and jail has failed. Get serious bringing death by firing squad, hanging, torture or assination. Time we be the judge, jury, executioner! Enough of trying to please human rights activist!

  5. Florida
    March 31, 2012

    I remember as a young girl growing up Pond Case used to have a Police Station. That area was like a Boarder/Central. Now that area is again building up also there is a tourist site and no Police Station.
    For the homes that is been built in that area we need a police station and Fire station also.

  6. Possie
    March 31, 2012

    With developmet or poverty come a rise in crime rate. we are not developing because we dont have money. everyone crying brokes.

    COMMONSENCE: YOU CLAMP DOWN OR STOP A FORM OF INCOME FOR THE CRIMINAL SOMETHING ELSE GOING TO PAY FOR IT. IT NEVER USE TO HAVE ALL THAT ROBBERY BEFORE.GIVE THEM MAN WHAT THEY KNOW TO MAKE MONEY. FREE THEM UP A LITTLE AND OUR TOURISTS AND BUSINESSES WONT BE ROBBED TO THAT EXTENT BECAUSE THEY WILL BE BUSY HUSTLING.

    • IRMG
      March 31, 2012

      I hate to agree with you but you’ve got a point.

  7. BelzboB
    March 31, 2012

    I would hope that by now the police would be in the planning stage, at least, to setting up a sting operation that would allow them to catch a few of these guys.

    • April 2, 2012

      This is the best comment up here, a sting operation is really required! The Police department should be setting up a sting operation. If I ran the police department, I would be starting the first sting at Baitbou Bay ASAP since this appears to be the most notorious beach for these ignorant violent crimes. STING those criminals out, and when the news spreads across the island about criminals being busted by sting operations, it will make the remaining criminals think twice about committing such a dispicable crime. It is the only idea that will work at this point.

  8. Anonymous
    March 31, 2012

    Whatever happened to the good old days when the police would lock up known criminals for the weekend to keep them on their ps and qs

  9. hollywood
    March 30, 2012

    Just imagine if all Dominicans took the attitude that the safety of every tourist was a national imperative.
    Imagine if they were all given very friendly, courteous, generous, and warm welcomes. If mtheir enjoyment of their visit was everyone’s responsibility.
    This reputation could spread virally around the world on social media and we would all gain from rapidly expanding tourism spending in restaurants, hotels, tours, arts and crafts. We would stand out in the Caribean.
    It seems so obvious.
    Where is the leadership?
    We need an emergency, non-partisan summit that all can rally around. We need all community leaders including the political parties, the media, religious leaders, business leaders, calypsonians, etc. to rally around this idea and to implement it on a sustained basis.
    This would bring long term jobs and security for everyone, if everyone got with the idea.

  10. Peacock Proud
    March 30, 2012

    The persons responsible will get what coming to them!So continue!!! Do bad and it will follow you!

    • Justice and truth
      March 30, 2012

      @ Peacock Proud

      Oh yes! The good that people do follow them. One way to win.
      The evil that people do follow them. One way to lose.

  11. concern citizen
    March 30, 2012

    everytime i hear about these things i get upset , because what come to my mind is some lazy , uneducated fool ,who does not want to work and just lay around and rob some innocent person who wants to enjoy themselves and bring in foreign exchange in our country . there should strict penalties for those lazy and i would like to request that the law enforcement officers make routine patrol at certain sites especially the beaches at the north side of the island because that is where the robberies are held and citizen of dominica play you part and snitch on the criminal . they just spoiling my country name .set of fools

  12. Art
    March 30, 2012

    Stories such as this shouldn’t be reported on. This isn’t my opinion, but that of a high ranking government official.

  13. UMM
    March 30, 2012

    DOMINICA GOs ON RADIO CALL FOR THE DISTRUCTION AND DOOM OF THE LAND. NOW IT IS HAPOENING NEXT IT WILL THE PM ALLYOUWANT HIM TO SAY SOMETHING. WHY SHOULD HE?

  14. Save Batibou
    March 30, 2012

    I have posted earlier in regards to the other crimes that were committed against tourists. I have been to many Islands in the Caribbean and in Central America. My wife and I love to explore on our own and furtunately, up to this point, have been lucky not to have witnessed anything. One of the main attractions that Dominica provides is Seclusion and Adventure. I spent many days on Batibou last year right before the German tourist was attacked and luckily had no incident. Yes, it is definitely more safe to have a guide with on some adventures, but it is best enjoyed at your own leisure and some of the fun is the adventure to explore on your own. I am deeply sorry that this is happening and have chosen not to return to Dominica this year. Dominica is, by far, my favorite place to visit because it still retains the Natural environment that is untouched by Mega-Tourism. Unfortunatley, this wave of crime has deterred my wife and me from returning, but I will find another secluded Holiday that I will enjoy, but not as much as I would in Dominica. Everyone always mentions Mexico when it comes to danger. Of course if you go to some areas you might get robbed or killed, but that would have to be in one of the main cities,and in general, if you do not go out at night or are just plain asking to get robbed by flashing money or wearing jewelery, you will be safe. It seems that no place is safe in Dominica now, and a lot of the crime is directed at tourists. The vast majority of the crimes committed in places like Mexico, Honduras, etc. are gang-related and tourists are not affected, especially in a violent way. I am excluding petty-theft, because this is not an issue and people are not physically harmed. Petty theft does not deter tourists, but violence will. There is an obvious lack of fear by these criminals who rob in daylight. I can see if these tourist were walking alone at night, after drinking heavily, etc. in some not very nice neighborhood/area and just displayed themselves as very vulnerable targets, than we could just say, “Do not go out at night” or “Don’t be out drinking until the wee hours of the morning” , but this is way more than that. These crimes are happening at known tourist areas or parks. Secluded they may be, but that is the draw for your tourism. Tourists do not want to come to a place where they need a Chaperone to do anything outside. They want to enjoy your Culture, People, Food, Beaches, Mountains, History, etc., and Dominica has much to offer. There is a lot that needs to change this behaviour and it starts with the people. Do not accept this behaviour and do something about it. How long does this need to go on for before another Rape or Murder happens. Could you really afford to lose the tourist money that is coming into Dominica now? Times are hard enough as it is. It is hard for everyone in the World, but Crime surley isn’t the answer. This kind of activity will ony make things worse. Dominica has so much to offer and so much potential. Please be a shining example of how a Country can share it’s Natural Beauty, Incredible Culture and People, and retain the safe atmosphere that tourists will flock to. Yes, increased tourism will change Dominica and not all of it in a good way, but I promise you this, If this violence is stopped, there will surely be more jobs for the people than if these crimes continues. Come together to stop it. God Bless Dominica!!

    • Miss DA
      April 1, 2012

      What fantasy world do YOU live in? crime HAPPENS EVERYWHERE, and your statement about “if this violence is stopped, there will surely be more jobs for the people than if these crimes continues.” Again, what fantasy world do you live in? This is a problem that the whole world faces, and people need to know that just because they traveled to other places, doesn’t mean that they are exempted from crime,,,please, be realistic!! Nowhere is safe in this world, and it will take a collective effort for your idea of violence to stop. I’m saddened that all these robberies are happening in Dominica, but not surprised; afterall, I’m a realist, and I know that wherever I travel, different forms of crime(s) will be waiting.

  15. POLICE
    March 30, 2012

    Please help us solve these crimes. CALL THE POLICE AT 1 800 HINT (4468). YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE US YOUR NAME, JUST ANY INFORMATION LEADING TO THE IDENTITY OF THESE AND ANY OTHER SUSPECTS!

    THANK YOU!

    • Observer
      March 31, 2012

      good move.

    • Dominica Marine Cent
      March 31, 2012

      We need to set up a citizen’s forum. Citizens from different walks of life and within the tourism sector. We have ideas that we would like to try out. Crime watch on beaches, neighbourhood watch, talking to locals in troubled communities about crimes that took place or taking place. Citizens would talk to each other before they speak to the police. Let’s do this and not wait on the next attach! I’m ready to roll. I’m easy to reach.

  16. Emil Ti Kwen
    March 30, 2012

    Attacks on tourists have now become almost an epidemic. It is a United Nations. Attacks on Swiss, Canadian, German, French, including an alleged rape on a minor. Now we have an attack on an English couple. With all this alledgely happening, we have yet to hear from the PM. There is also a deafening silence from the Police. The Minister of Education issued a statement on the killing of Dorothy Prince in Antigua. The Minister of Tourism also issued a statement on the attack of the German tourist. There is a protocol when tragic things happen to nationals of foreign countries, that the Head of Government, must issue a public statement on such crimes and say what steps are being taken to stem the recurrence of such crimes.
    Take the case of the killing a Dorothy Prince, a dominican, in Antigua. The Antiguan Prime Minister, Baldwin Spencer, immediately put our a public statement. In the public statement he “pledged, government’s unwavering commitment to prevent and detect crime” in the country. In spite of all these attacks on tourists, there has not been one word on the matter from our PM. The police have issued no updates. It is just as if, these crimes, never happened. We have to ask ourselves, why are these crimes still happening. Is it a lack of public outrage? or, is it the silence of the government and the police. It is more than time that something has to be said and something has to be done. We just cannot sit idle and wait for the next such crime to happen. Such crimes are bound to have a serious impact in the downgrading of our tourism industry.

    • Tourist
      March 31, 2012

      Up until now I am waiting for a public statement to the nation from Mr. Skeritt. He’s clearly happy with the situation as it is!

  17. As if.....
    March 30, 2012

    I am so sick of this crap!! :-x

    It’s like no one (tourists and locals alike)can go sight seeing. Seriously this is annoying. You cannot go and enjoy a romantic stroll on a full moon night, or a quiet picnic, if you have plans to go sit on the beach with your significant other and enjoy a sunset, forget that.You constantly have to look over your shoulder.

    Those fools need to be made an example of. In addition to going to prison, I think they should be branded with a mark on their face or hand or somewhere easily visible, so everyone knows what they did.

    This is just pure nonsense, they are embarassing Dominicans.

    Also, those jack women that with them ,they know those men not working but they have US$, and camera, and phone and watch. All they self wicked too.

    Stupes.

  18. Sigh
    March 30, 2012

    I hope the judge calls these idiots rogues and vagabonds when handing down their sentences. smh! This is disgusting.

  19. bougla
    March 30, 2012

    I am beginning to understand why many of the other caribbean islands have the all inclusive resorts and the tourists movements are carefully controlled when they venture out . Makes sense now.

    • sandw
      March 30, 2012

      Yes you have a good point. Unfortunately, all-inclusive resorts and gated communities do not bring much income for the country – only in the form of taxes (after tax-concessions of course!), as most of these places are owned by foreigners. Dominica needs to stay away from this kind of development, and provide security and effective law enforcement for the tourists who want to explore the island.

      What is the point of visiting or living in one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth, with a hiking trail the length of the island, if you cannot safely enjoy it?

  20. apache.
    March 30, 2012

    is this a plot by some fools to distabilise the country?make an example of them man.flog them in public

  21. Anonymous
    March 30, 2012

    Lock ALL of them up! It means that Dominica now has to advice tourists not to move around on their own especially to those more remote places

  22. March 30, 2012

    REMOVE THE WIN, REMOVE THE DRAW. DEM GUYS ARE JUST LOSING IT THROUGH THE UTTERANCES OF one man, ONE MAN.
    WHERE ARE YOUR CONSCIENCE, YOU CIMINALS?

  23. Pan African Muslim
    March 30, 2012

    Unless we enforce divine law as our guidance rather than colonial man made English laws, we will continue to suffer.

  24. sandw
    March 30, 2012

    How very sad – this increase in violent crime is affecting all Dominicans, not just tourists, and as a Country, we need to take action – not just talk about taking action again and again.

    To rob someone is bad enough, but to use violence when any tourist would just hand over their belongings anyway is completely unforgivable. This is a crime of Hatred.

    Of course violence is going to increase – it seems that no one is being caught and investigated for these crimes – an anonymous phone line needs to be set up immediately. You are not telling me that no one knows who is committing these crimes? There is someone in a village with US dollars he hasn’t earned, a phone for sale, etc. I have a female friend who gave the police the name of a suspect in a very serious crime, (last month) so the Police then took her to the suspects house, and said “tell (the suspect) why you are accusing her, so we can hear her defence” My friend is still traumatised, and now cannot sleep at night for fear of retaliation.
    So how can anyone be expected to give suspects names, with investigation methods like this?
    Another thing which needs serious attention is the education and treatment of our children. It needs to be a better standard all over the island. In our village school, children are still beaten by the teachers, they are beaten at home, and then they go fight in the playground at recess, because they are brought up with violence. They are learning violence is part of life from an early age.

    What has happened to these people, who have been on DNO saying they are going to take action to make Dominica a safer place? Is everyone still talkin, talkin or is something being done?

    From a tourists point of view, why can we not have a registered island-wide list of reliable, honest knowledgeable guides to accompany tourists in the more remote areas, and who can give them security? This would provide jobs and help protect tourists.

    My sympathies to Mr and Mrs Oldman, I hope you recover from your injuries.

  25. +
    March 30, 2012

    We need some neighborhood watch dogs around. Each village need a team…including some for the bushes. …thats rubbish man.

  26. +
    March 30, 2012

    As much as is possible, tourists need to avoid venturing out on their own. The providers in Dominica have a part to play too. If they are lodging with you and you know where they off too, recommend by all means that they get a guide. Bus drivers, don’t encourage them to just drop off in a spot if they decide to ride local. Lets protect them and do our part.

  27. Dr. No
    March 30, 2012

    Vigorous law enforcement: Make an example of one or two, ie: severing of limbs, and/or castration and/or public hanging preceded by torture – the outcry of human rights violations.

    Undercover Police: Setups in the most vulnerable of tourist spots

    A Review of Moral and Social Values Taught to the Youth in Schools and other Institutions

    After all, I thought the attempted Marigot credit union robbery was the climax and things would cool down, but apparently we have a growing rash that needs to be quickly quelled.

  28. Homeboy
    March 30, 2012

    Alright Mr Commissioner! Just like you have SSU AND DRUG SQUAD hunting in the mountains for Marijuana! Set up a special task force that will be stationed at all tourist sites. That will be their primary duty!
    Minister of tourism stop sweeping these crimes under the rug, and let visitors know that they should travel to populated tourist sites.. Like it or not Dominica is not what it used to be. Set new laws.. Mandatory minimum of 25 years hard labor and the possibility of capital punishment for crimes against the state!

  29. Disgusted
    March 30, 2012

    It is high time that we take back control of our country! We are so obsessed with honouring the “rights” of criminals that we cannot even publish names and pictures of these misfits, so the population can properly assist the police in catching them. In other words, the law is actually actively hiding the criminals by not publishing them in the media. For example, we were given names, ages, pictures and addresses of the 2 Americans alleged to have been caught in the act of having fun with each other, but I could be entertaining a vicious criminal in my house while he is sizing up my family for an attack, all because the law is “upholding his rights” by not publishing his picture and misdeeds. And then, of course, some hungry lawyer will come and turn and twist the letter of the law to get this man off scott free – all for a few dirty dollars. When will we put aside this crap and get serious about clamping down on criminals???

  30. Anonymous
    March 29, 2012

    Its high time these crimes against tourists be treated as treason…. These are a deliberate attack on the country’y economy…… We the law abiding citizens should lobby for stiffer penalties against the perpertrators and not feel sorry for them

  31. roo roo
    March 29, 2012

    No Banana Association, No Dominica Coconut Products at lease the tourist coming to our shores bringing a few dollars all you robbing and beating them, when they stop coming where will we turn

  32. Justice and Truth
    March 29, 2012

    As the news of these violent attacks and theft spread worldwide and to the Travel Agencies, they will certainly run all tourists away. This includes other visitors. DA nationals who reside abroad and who hear and read of them may decide never to visit. Peoples life must be treasured and they have right to treasure theirs and to be concerned for their safety and possessions.
    Those men are so heartless. Their hearts are made of stone. I am warning them, God has seen them and knows who they are. He will give them their fair and just recompense, sooner or later. A sure Hell is awaiting them. Consider suffering forever and ever where there is no end.
    In the ancient days, three little children of Portugal received apparitions of The Mother of God, the Ever Blessed Virgin Mary. Her messages are many to them. One of them little Jacinta said that they were given a vision of Heaven, Hell and Purgatory. Pertaining to the vision of Hell, she said if the Blessed Virgin Mary was not with them, she would have died of fright. She also said: “And they burn and burn. Every day is a new beginning.”
    This is where the wicked, those who commit atrocious crimes/sins of all and those who reject God will go to. I would not wish this on any one.
    All authentic visionaries who have received visions also from Our Lord Jesus Christ and approved by the Church have all been granted with those visions and received messages. Reading about Hell could scare a person but with faith, those who do their utmost to live in godliness, have nothing to fear. Those messages make them more fervent in the faith and practicing same.
    At the same I pray that God will save me. God knows the heart of everyone. Those who live in God, worship Him, perform acts of love and mercy in Jesus Name will be saved.
    Fellow Dominicans, practice the faith and pray. Pray also for those perpetrators that God may mellow their hearts.
    A saint said, “More good actions and its effects are wrought through prayers.
    God bless and protect you!

  33. King Sulty
    March 29, 2012

    solving this problem that has a negative impact on the safety of visitors is not going to come overnight. I would recommend Community Policing (each village have a community/village council with a selected persons doing the community policing and patrol) somewhat like whats being done for Ross student in Portsmouth….second suggestion is an increase in police patrol within the city and village.

    The Police Force cry about limited resources…well why don’t they seat and plan some fund raising activity and use the money to buy gas to increase parole or pay special constable/private groups to do policing (no firearm required).. or approach the banks or profitable institution around with a proposal seeking necessary resources to crack down on those crime…Government and the Police can not do it they alone.

  34. sacylj
    March 29, 2012

    bring back the HANGING punishment

    • Anonymous
      March 30, 2012

      We cannot hang all our young boys. It will be worst than killing our tourist industry. We will be killing the country!

      • Justice and truth
        March 30, 2012

        @ Anonymous

        I disagree with you. All young men are not bad. A few are the ones who commit crimes and who murder. If they commit crimes and murders they should pay the price.
        People worldwide who reside in democratic societies are calling for the death penalty by execution. As some people of the world are getting more godless and wicked, it is my feeling that one day it will be restored.

  35. Anonymous
    March 29, 2012

    bring back the HANGING punishment

  36. Dominican overseas
    March 29, 2012

    What ..,not again, Lord guide and protect the Every one in Dominica . I pray that the criminals would be cought. I do hope that the government put tougher law for the elevated crime in Dominica.

  37. Anonymous
    March 29, 2012

    police need to go undercover as tourist to try and get this guys. I will love to go under cover to get this guys

  38. Huh!!
    March 29, 2012

    Well, so long as we choose to sell our souls for a vote, there will be crimes. We need to punish these worthless people and stop setting them free. These people are repeat offenders. Lock them up and throw away the keys!!!

  39. Anonymous
    March 29, 2012

    i suspect is deportees that have Dominica like that. why are the people so foolish!!! don’t they realise without tourism we will suck salt

  40. Vex and concerned
    March 29, 2012

    This thing of attacking tourists/holiday makers did not just happen overnight. The police were not taking action when a crime was reported. I know what I am talking about. A friend who was holidaying here in the ’90’s refused to come back and her mother who had promised to come here went to Belize instead, all because of her daughter’s experience. When they reported to the police that their camera and passport were stolen the police took no action. Fortunately, the passport was found some place after the thief or thieves threw it away.

    • toma
      March 30, 2012

      why dont you become a police officer maybe you will be better than those that cant do the job.A.. H..E

  41. time to act
    March 29, 2012

    time to use someone as an example and use the death penalty, also police men should be in these places where they know tourist usually visit instead of sitting in headquarters and drink rum

  42. March 29, 2012

    WARVO COA COA I HOPE U ALL REMEMBERED WHAT HAPPEN TO ST CROIX SOME YEARS AGO WHEN THE TOURIST WAS BEING ATTACKED.DEM CHINESS WILL TAKE OVER DOMINICA ONCE AND FOR ALL.MONKEY SAY COOL BREEZE

  43. Anonymous
    March 29, 2012

    my only comment is WHERE IS THE PRIME MINISTER AND WHERE DOES HE STAND ON CRIME CONTROL. SMDH

    • say sa meme
      March 29, 2012

      The Prime minister told you all since 2010, that the “crimes are not violent”. At that time the crime rate was not as high as it is now, and people were trying to bring the increasing crime rate to the attention of the cabinet, and that was the Prime minister’s response. I heard it with my two ears, no one told me, and so if we cannot address it when it is much less, how are we going to address it as it gets worse and worse. The criminals are listening and taking cues from the leadership.

  44. aaiiiight
    March 29, 2012

    “Lost Paradise!” The vistas in Dominica is so breathtaking! I was hoping to take it all in when I return for the summer. I’ll rather visit with my parents and enjoy the view from the family home!

  45. Observer
    March 29, 2012

    It was predicted that lawlessness in Dominica would increase. I am afraid, every time I read of these incidents Mexico comes to mind. we need to be very careful and take charge before things get out of hands because it can.

    • March 30, 2012

      we wont get to the mexican stages sirrrrrrrrrrrr the main reason mexican crime rate is so high is because of the Boarder war between the them and the US.. its not easy to be poor next door and then your neighbors have everything they pretty much need and want.. yes its a sin but its life.. we just have to help educate the world and ourselves first ofcourse

  46. Aye Domnic
    March 29, 2012

    Where is your statement this time IAN DOGLAS? U were quick to issue one only ONCE!

  47. London
    March 29, 2012

    Really my country is not that big Europe and America is ten times bigger and those low life are caught some body is sheilding them sell them out to the police so they can use the Goverment Boots left right suck it to them this is’nt doing our country any good tourist should be able to roam free with the natives help not hell.

    • Man in Dominica
      March 30, 2012

      The population of America is actually over 4,000 times Dominica’s. But I agree with your point. ; )

  48. This Is It
    March 29, 2012

    Those criminal activities that are going on in Dominica are calculated political acts designed and activated by the machinery of some malicious,jealous,power hungry men..BUT…is a conjunction,period.

    • Original-Eagle-Eye
      March 30, 2012

      and that my dear is the height of ignorance!calculated political acts? Sit behind the computers and spew garbage because of politics and when it reaches your doorstep cry foul! These are hardened criminals most likely deportees or returnees fleeing justice elsewhere for the same acts. Dominicans for years terrorized the people on the french islands plundering raping and stealing their stuff to come back home and “FLASH” maybe the likes of you were too impressed with the stolen items to see one day when they can no longer do these things on St Martin, the USVI, Tortola, Guadeloupe they would turn on locals and visitors, anyhow as you were carry on with your blind partisan ignorance, Skerrits home is well fortified and take note he is increasing his army convoy daily so he will be the last one any fool will attempt to touch, so play politics still… tanto tanto

      • This Is It
        March 30, 2012

        Original-Eagle-Eye,you spoke about…”blind partisan”..do you know what that means?If you do, and you are not,then tell me where SKERRIT coming in.Seems you are one of the instigators and the cap has fit you…tanto..tanto…

    • Anonymous
      March 31, 2012

      You got a lot of dislikes,but it makes sense.How can all this be going on and the Prime Minister and the rest of the big heads say nothing or even deny what id going on?Even gravity can see things worse that too bad now,but not those protected heads of state in their luxury vehicles

  49. Lmnop
    March 29, 2012

    It’s time for “OPERATION RESTORE CONFIDENCE”

  50. vanilla
    March 29, 2012

    One solution is to have police presence at every Tourist Attraction site from 8-4 everyday. But once those criminals are caught they need to be punished severly. Bring Back Behanzin!

  51. Anonymous
    March 29, 2012

    So BS like dat happening on a regular now, have me fraid to go outside without protection ehh!

  52. French/Dominican
    March 29, 2012

    Hey, The French people from Gwada And martinnque been got the memo. These same criminals would take lil boats, and go to the french island to terrorize these French people, robing them, beating them killing them even raping them.
    Oh these french people already know Dominica is a place we might got to but in LARGE groupes if we ever do.
    But whats funny is that those same crimials would come back to Dominica with BIG Motorcycles, Cars, Gold, Clothes Tons of Cash, and it like we celebrate those idiots. Even having your Children Emulating them. Now you see what is happening in Dominica I say arm your self and protect your family. Because when the tourist stop coming, those criminals will come after you and you family.
    Those criminals act very nice at first, Pablo Escobar, he was a very nice man, building houses for the people then waiting to kill them all..

  53. shortboy
    March 29, 2012

    we need some more police patroll in the sights!!!!

  54. Dominica is DANGER
    March 29, 2012

    Like I told yall Dominicans are fools, They don’t think before acting.
    They Arrest tourist, rob them, rape and beat them.
    If i was in Dominica i would at least demand they put the gay men in a hotel for the night. Not in that nasty hole witout a toilet. And for all you know what if one of the guys had some condition and died in the cell, do you know what damage beyond repair that would have been. And none of you Homophbics people said anything, so you are just as ignorant.

    why would anyone wanna visit such island anyway.
    Lost Paradise for me too.
    Who needs to go to Dominica when it cost the same to visit Hawaii! im just saying yo.

  55. March 29, 2012

    From today it’s possible to get security for all your tours and nights if you reserve by stonedge safari hotel.

  56. March 29, 2012

    And I just got again French customers stolen by Calibishie, red rock place few days ago… A guy was crawling on the sand until he reaches the bag of the customers…
    SOOOO….WELCOME DOMINICA AND ENJOY TO BE STOLEN…
    NEXT year I should close my place and 3 people would loose their job….yeaahh just for greediness of some stupids…

  57. tc
    March 29, 2012

    This is very sad and getting out of control, only yesterday i had a disscion with (12) friends of mine, we were planning to visit for the summer. I introduced them to DNO and today thay were checking the site out, one of them saw this news item and is now giving the trip second thoughts. The others my cancel plans also. I understand everywhere has crime, but suddenly i am seeing this waves of beating, killing and stealing, this is not good for our image.Let,s try to preserve what we have. As my father in law would say “THESE MEN ARE FORMING THE A”

  58. country
    March 29, 2012

    Why? Because they know the tourists is unaware of the risks and second they know the police will forget about it the same day the tourist leaves.

  59. March 29, 2012

    SERIOUS TING,APPEAL TO ALL DOMINICANS TO REPORT WHAT THEY KNOW,,FORGET FAMILY LINKS,,,,,ALL OF US WILL BE AFFECRED BY THESE COWARDS,LAZY MFKS -WHO HAVE NO CONCIENCE..HOPE WHEN THE POLICE CATCH THEM WE DO NOT CRY OUT POLICE BRUTALITY,,,THESE CRIMES ARE CRIMES AGAINST THE WHOLE COUNTRY AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH–I VEX UNTILLL

  60. nature
    March 29, 2012

    PLEASE MAKE AN APOLOGY TO LAYOU PARK EVERYONE THERE IS HARD WORKING AND THEY ARE NICE KING PEOPLE. THANK YOU,

  61. nature
    March 29, 2012

    DNO GET YOUR FACTS CORRECT THIS WAS NOT IN LAYOU PARK!
    THIS HAPPENED BY THE GLOSHAUDE BRIDGE. MANY SUCH ROBBERIES HAVE OCCURRED HERE PLEASE CHECK YOUR FACTS AND PUT THEM RIGHT RIGHT NOW THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ADMIN: The official police report said Layou Park and this is what we go with.

  62. Heart
    March 29, 2012

    The courts need to make serious examples of those committing these crimes when they are caught. this will deter them.

  63. March 29, 2012

    It’s easier for one to lose his or her good reputation than to build good reputation.
    Everything is a joke in Dominica.

  64. ask me y
    March 29, 2012

    wat a shame living out of da plaining to come back home wat bull is that

  65. Anonymous
    March 29, 2012

    officers need to go under cover as tourist and we will see whats up. I would love to go undercover.

  66. Anonymous
    March 29, 2012

    For all of us who are the domincan diaspora , please dont let this negative pubilcity stop us from going home, better days are coming , proceed with your dreams, i will be coming home this year for good and no one will stop this, but God.

    Thanks D.N.O. for keeping the diasporas inform.

    A native son in California.

  67. LANCE bOKIT
    March 29, 2012

    Where is Behanzin when you need him?????? The people get the government they deserve. Take what allu get. 18:3 Mash

  68. real talk
    March 29, 2012

    they must stop them thing der! giving our country a bad name man… not only this but ppl need to realize that the tourism industry is one of the main sources of revenue we have towards our ecomony. if this fails our economy gets worse… secondly stealing is bad.. all this is stop.. seriously!! every day is bad news alone we hearing..

  69. Country
    March 29, 2012

    It could be anybody but, A very nice looking young 20 or so Kalinago that lives in that area tried to Bwakay me about a year ago. This is his habit second to his crack habit. They are desperate for cocaine and Prostitute money. Check the local spanish brothel they know who has money to spend.

  70. DE CARIBBEAN CHANGE
    March 29, 2012

    It’s all American television that has spoilt the caribbean, the ease with which people can travel nowadays to from America, Canada, and England, the English and American tourists swarming our shores and beaches all naked and nude, the powers to be today giving in to the american dollar, and the suspension of the Gallows at StockFarm.

  71. sister
    March 29, 2012

    this is so true policemen stepup on the gambleing its true

  72. As I See It
    March 29, 2012

    All I saying is that when police catch these guys they have my permission to enforce some police brutality on their tail. They deserve double the amount of brutality they land on tourists for the year. That kind of selfishness must be rewarded.

  73. Jayson
    March 29, 2012

    Employ persons on a part time basis as private constables to bring up the numbers for security and patrolling.

    There are a lot of adult males (and females) with clean police records that may be other wise employed (or not), or above the age of recruitment, that would be more than happy to serve their communities on a part time basis.

    Their payment could be a mixture of cash and/or kind: eg. tax exemptions on certain things, health insurance, free hunting and drivers and vehicle licensing etc. It would be a trade off.

  74. fatface
    March 29, 2012

    look all around gambleing gambleing and none of them is working where are they getting money from its and offence to be gambleing in plublic place so policeofficers look into this matter please

  75. fatface
    March 29, 2012

    well all where you past in dominica somemeny young boys sitdown gambleing no police seeing them they are not working when they lose they money around the table and you wont to play again what the hell you all ex them to do robb people so the police soposed to look into the gambleing around dominica its an offence to gamble in the poblic place

  76. March 29, 2012

    the banana industries is at gun point and the minister for tourism says that tourism is every body business

  77. fed up
    March 29, 2012

    What is really going on? We need some intervention. This situation with the constant robbing of tourists is getting out of hand. We must get some programs in place to dissuade these individuals from such acts. Pray without ceasing my people. Leaders be more positive role models. Organize more skills training, Go to the villages with youth empowerment workshops. These are just a few suggestions. I am sure there are many others.

  78. interesting
    March 29, 2012

    when something bad happens to our cou ntry nalways remember there are other countries who suffer worst than us. first of all we Dominicans like to make a small things a big issue. If there were shooting/war then we would not even be there to post these comments on DNO…………………

  79. fatty batty
    March 29, 2012

    With tears whats going on in my beautiful country it wrong, sad and i am sooooooo sad at this and all whats going on it really hurts to read.

  80. Original-Eagle-Eye
    March 29, 2012

    This is sickening to the core right now. What is wrong with these lowlifes? These degenerates need to be locked away from society when they are caught. All of a sudden Dominica keeps making headlines with negativity. Tourist can’t enjoy peace and tranquility. Every single person visitor,national or transient on the island should be able to live and move about their business without such fear.

    Honestly a year ago I was pushing people go to Dominica, but now while I love and treasure my homeland I can’t cosign on the attack of a visitor to Dominica anymore unless somethinging is done swiftly to curb this spate of wild west! I couldn’t live with myself knowing I had a hand in anyone being ill treated or worse. Dominica is now like a bad child, you love as the parent but you can’t bring them anywhere in public through shame. Disheartening!

  81. Trouble Intended
    March 29, 2012

    You shall reap what you sow. When morality at the very top is eroded, what can you expect at the bottom? Come clean from the top and the bottom will follow.

  82. Whitey
    March 29, 2012

    Geez, DA is changing, when I first came here I could hitch hike around the island and I felt that I could walk anywhere. Now I’m too frightened to go out anywhere, even my husband will suggest that we leave if we are the only people in a place – and he is from here. He feels that I could attract some trouble as I’m obviously from some place else. It’s making me think about leaving – even though I am bringing my own dollars into the country and spending them here. The economy would be missing out on my contribution. How about those students up at Ross, they won’t want to be coming here anymore once they do some research and listen to what the other students are saying. The people in the community need to come down hard on these people too. If you find out that somebody is involved, then you need to come down hard on them and call them out. The police are most likely doing their best, and so are the judges.

  83. Trouble Intended
    March 29, 2012

    DNO,

    I ask/beg you again,
    Do you have any statistics on violent crimes in Dominica for 2012 to date? Anything for 2011?
    Also, how is the censorship thing going? I notice you are not posting some of my comments and others are posted after the discussion is over…censorship indeed…
    In any case, if you are able to, please tell us how many robberies, murders, rapes etc that have occurred on the island to date and give us numbers from prior years that we can compare.

    Thanks

    • Igloo
      March 29, 2012

      I think u should check CID for that.

    • March 29, 2012

      I have nothing to do with DNO, however the most recent article I could find had a 2010 statistic. If you put “UWI head compares Dominica’s crime rate to Jamaican parish” into the search engine on this site you can find the article. It referenced “The Ministry of National Security reported that a total of 14 murders took place in Dominica in 2010.” There is also a website called “Nation Master dot com” that has WORLD Stats on every country, however this site does not have current information for Dominica, maybe this information will help a bit. From the research I did, Dominica had a murder level of around 1 person a year 10 years ago, so 14 murders in 2010 is a dramatic increase.

    • ME R
      March 29, 2012

      I`M CONFUSED, FRENCH TOURISTS, ENGLISH TOURISTS, WHICH ONE?

    • Disgusted
      March 29, 2012

      Why the obsession with numbers? Any random violent act – be it against national or visitor – is cause for concern. Is it that you think that we need to compare with more violent societies to know that we have a problem? I have lived here all my life of over half a century and I need no statistics to agree with the visitor that our island is too quickly becoming PARADISE LOST”. What is even more frightening is that our society is becoming de-sensitized to crime and violence. I even suspect that you don’t think this cowardly act towards these people is anything significant maybe because you have watched too much more gruesome violent acts among all that crap that you watch in movies. SHAME … SHAME … SHAME!

    • March 29, 2012

      statistics are upgrading dramatically
      I got 3 couples of customers attacked in less than few weeks

    • Anonymous
      March 30, 2012

      WE ALL KNOW THAT IT HAS RISEN. WE DON’T NEED TO TELL THE WORLD. THEY HAVE THEIR PROBLEMS TOO. WE MUST DEAL WITH OURS. 8-O

  84. sayodityodit
    March 29, 2012

    Seems like soemthing was let loose in Dominica man. This sudden wave of crime. Just when I was thinking of moving back home. I am sure must be the same groups/sets of persons doing these crimes. Come on people this is not good for the image of “The Nature Isle” and just when tourism is picking up. Man this makes me sad really hurts my heart.

    • Ghetto gyal
      March 29, 2012

      I agree with you 101% it is the same set of gangsters doing these shit when hands get on them we all will say “alas police bad eh”

    • Anonymous
      March 29, 2012

      WE keep saying that but it’s always a different group of people who keep getting arrested for these crimes….how many times have we blamed haitians so far for crimes,and yet still it’s always dominicans arrested?

    • Shameless
      March 30, 2012

      Yes sir, something was let loose.
      We as a nation forgot that there is NO equivalent to Jesus and God. Politicians are simple flesh and blood given a mandate by the people. However, when the very people start worshiping them instead of the creator, we will suffer. That my friend is called collective punishment. God is not sleeping! Nonetheless, we all need to take bold steps and start fighting crimes by working hand in hand with the police. And we do so, we need to start praying.

      • Man in Dominica
        March 30, 2012

        The countries with some of the least violent crime in the world (Sweden, Norway, Japan, etc.) are actually far less religious than Dominica, and in the case of Japan obviously far less Christian even among those who are religious. The difference is those are wealthy nations with effective law enforcement.

  85. la starr
    March 29, 2012

    I pray that they find those responsible, when they do get them, can the police please throw away the key! Thank u very much!!!

  86. la starr
    March 29, 2012

    Things gettin out of hand now I find!!! Do u think that when these couple go back to britain they can tell their family/friends come to nature isle dominica??? No they can’t and I don’t blame them for that..this types of crime gotta stop now.
    I myself find that D/A have to much lazy boys eh and is they dat want woman we. Now when they get woman, they cyan even take care of them they have to go and steal. SHAME on all those girls that have LAZY BOYFRIENDS!!!

  87. Roseau
    March 29, 2012

    No comment because i’m tired of commenting on these Type of Articles…

    • Anonymous
      March 29, 2012

      You would prefer they stayed in the background while the people go back to their respective countries and speak on everything that’s happened…and we keep pretending that Dominica is what it isn’t and then act all suprised when reports come out that we are black listed for tourism and making it harder for the hard working ones trying to leave and go to school and get jobs

  88. PARODETK
    March 29, 2012

    Boyyyyyyyyyyyyy that is abitrariness eh ghost. What the @%&# is that nuh boy?! So DA turn why police doesn just end them man boy?

  89. shame
    March 29, 2012

    ppl will just stop coming to dominica peroid. these ppl need to find work to do n leave the ppl who come to help build up the economy alone. smh

  90. sexydude
    March 29, 2012

    These people doing this stuff should be given the maximum when taken before the court,and we Dominican really need to stand against this too much .Very soon we won’t have any visitors coming to our island

  91. kaymo
    March 29, 2012

    like reaally…. this is freaking embarassing for me to see. i live in texas and all i keep hearing about is things like that. hhow can dominica move forward if all the world hear is negative like that. dominicans awa wii allu up the country name

  92. wallhouse
    March 29, 2012

    Rossie son the one that was the judge was the crazy one for penalizing these criminals to the max. Look wat is happening now.I bet you if he was there these thugs would think twice before doing their crime.

  93. Morihei Ueshiba
    March 29, 2012

    They described Dominica as a ‘lost Paradise’.

  94. chinesenushi
    March 29, 2012

    Encore??? Weh, weh, weh! This definitely has to stop. These criminals are robbing our ‘peaceful, loving people’ brand from us. If we don’t take a united stance against crime and violence fast, then I’m afraid we will soon be dubbed the wild, wild isle.

  95. concerned
    March 29, 2012

    we had swiss, german, canadian, french, american and now english tourists robbed in dominica and I prefer not to think to the young one who was raped. What a good publicity when they go back home!!!!!!! Keep on like this dominican!!! For a small country you did very good in 2012 and we are still in March!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • March 29, 2012

      Behanzin is his name. Good gentleman. His system was really working, and this man was so dedicated that he would go to the homes of the bad guys and preach to them like some pastor; letting them know that, this is not the way to go.

  96. Tiger
    March 29, 2012

    De police can be in two places at the same time. They busy chasing gay Americans and allu want them to be at Layou Park at the same time?

  97. March 29, 2012

    It is time for the GOVERNMENT AND THE PEOPLE of Dominica to WAKE UP!!!! Are you kidding me, another beating/robbery?! Your country is completely out of control! Who wants to visit a country where you get wacked on your head and robbed?!?! Time to step your country up and TAKE ACTION, take a page out of Castros book if required! He took all the criminals, put them on rafts, and set them out to sea! These VIOLENT Criminals are just garbage, nothing more, nothing less than GARBAGE! They are not human, you have to be “humane” to qualify to be a human being. Start treating them that way. Castro got rid of the polluted minds out of his country. Secondly, he made it “Automatic Jail Time” for any Cuban caught wrong doing a tourist, when I visit Cuba, I honestly feel SAFE! That is a BIGGEST aspect of a tourist on vacation, SAFETY! Your country can’t support itself on exporting fruit, tourism is the ONLY thing keeping your country barely above water. Wake up, wake up, wake up, EVERY DOMINICAN, WAKE UP! There are less than 75,000 people on your island, when violent crimes like this are commited, DOMINICANS NEED TO LEARN HOW TO RAT OUT YOUR NEIGHBOUR, STOP Protecting your criminal neighbour! From what I have read, nobody wants to speak out, nobody wants to rat out another person from your village, which in my mind, it means nobody wants to help their country!! Learn to rat out the VIOLENT CRIMINALS, before it is too late! I am not talking about these petty Ganja crimes, who cares about that, and I cant believe your police waste their time charging people with seeds, when there is real violent crime killing off your tourism, killing off Dominica! I am talking about the crimes effecting tourism, robbery, beatings and MURDER! Patrick from the Silks was there trying to help your country and he too was beat over the head, and killed! All these petty thefts that are completed with wacking the person over the head, CRAZY! By the way, I just cancelled my trip to Dominica, after reading weeks of these completely nonsense violent crimes up on this site, my urge to visit your country has disappeared…

    • Eagle
      March 29, 2012

      Your welfare cheque did not come in on time? Cancelled trip my derriere. And where exactly are you gonna go to, Mexico?

    • LANCE bOKIT
      March 29, 2012

      I support you and your designs. I am ashamed of these guys who perpetually work to pollute the mindset of people re Dominica. We need the tourist dollars but i fear we are unable to properly protect you at the moment. So come, but come well armed.

    • oh please
      March 29, 2012

      compared to everywhere else you’ve been or overlooked visiting, our level of crime is far less than could even be fathomed, let alone compared.

      so please spare me!

      • CorkStreet
        March 31, 2012

        OOOOOOOO PLEASE! ONE INCIDENT OF CRIME ON INNOCENT victims is “ONE TOO MANY”. LET ME PUT IT bluntly cause I take no prisoners and they cannot transfer me to no mans land. ONLY when the people in Authority we voted into office to take care of our business of running this country ” When the CORK Comes Home To ROOST” and they or their families are directly affected by this crime wave and they becomes part of the statistics that is when we will see decisive action and hear all that talk they are noted for. I hope I am wrong, and will not rejoice in saying to every one. I told you so”. MARK MY WORDS!

    • CorkStreet, Roseau.
      March 29, 2012

      I understand your pain and concern which no law abiding citizen will tolerate,but at the same time crime is crime,thou they fall under different heading, petty crimes,as is referred to as Quality of life crimes cannot be ignored under any circumstances cause in most cases those types of crimes “IF YOU WILL”if not dealt with will blossom to the major crimes that we are experiencing at present. When i walk the streets of NEW York and see the police searching those thugs siting at the street corners I am happy cause that is one way to keep those thugs on their toes and let me hasten to add those in authority are quick to support the police action and that is sadly what is lacking by those in authority in Dominica. I know cause i have been there and done that. We cannot allow a few losers and thugs to terrorized an entire country. Enough said. Let some one come and tell me that NEW YORK and Dominica is far different when it comes to the question of dealing with crime. Yes we small so we have to deal with the situation in our small way but be forceful, precise, and mean what we say and say what we mean. I rest my case.

    • Anonymous
      March 29, 2012

      It’s like a slap in the face when you put in so much effort explaining to people who have no idea where Dominica is how much of a diamond it is…and then they go online and google Dominica to find this crap!I don’t understand how people aren’t demonstrating and making as big a deal of this as they did for the tourist incident.What they did was wrong,but the strong reaction and debate going on was overwhelming…It’s to setup a n informant hotline or email account where people can remain anonymous and give the police information…All I can say is that it’s only going to be yellow and gravity outside really admiring the presidential palace with pride while the rest of the hard working dominicans suffer even more if this crap keeps going on..SPEAK OUT!!!STAND UP DOMINICANS FOR WHAT IS REALLY RIGHT!!!NOW IS THE TIME TO GRAB YOUR BIBLES AND SPEAK OUT ON THESE INJUSTICES…I CHALLENGE ANY OF YOU TO GO BACK TO YOUR PASTORS AND PRIESTS AND ASK THEM KEEP SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THESE VIOLENT CRIMINALS UNTIL THEY ARE ALL ROUNDED UP!!!!

    • Anonymous
      March 29, 2012

      It isn’t the place that is the problem, it is the people. They lie and steal…..and now they asault and murder. But this isn’t the only place that crime is escalating. People will need to defend themselves.

    • Tourist
      March 30, 2012

      I do agree with you 100%. However, I would like to add the Government and in particular the PM should do something or at least tell people what their plans are, going forward. I have not heard a comment regarding these ongoing problems from neither the government nor the Prime Minister!

  98. Waitukubuli
    March 29, 2012

    All I can say at this point is things are really sad in Dominica. Something does not add up!

    • CHING CHONG
      March 29, 2012

      I here thinking the same thing…aas if that sudden increasein crime just not making sense…I know it is a silly thought but I almost want to think that the govt. or the opposition and their henchmen or even the disgruntled dismissed magistrate are secretly having these guys (i.e. cime gang) to do these things for some kind of gain but to what end I really do not know…I just thought of that because I do not understand what really going on…

  99. Well well well
    March 29, 2012

    Too much hand-out… when hand-out finish we turn to crime. Simple. Please Skerrit, teach us to FISH!

    • Truth Seeker
      March 29, 2012

      This is an asinine comment. Completely misguided. Read a book, for heaven’s sake, and stop blaming Skeritt for everything. A few instances of government welfare in Dominica for your information:

      • Having to pay nothing at the hospital/clinic for your treatment
      • Government largesse to the sick in search of medical treatment abroad
      • Garbage pickup around Dominica (insufficient though the effort may be)
      •Subsidizing American Airline to land in Dominica for your travel convenience
      • Government donation around the country for National Day of Service
      • Free education – from the now touted Early Childhood Education to College abroad
      • Free housing, under the Housing Revolution (helping to spur economic activity somewhat)
      • Maintaining the road, bridges, culverts, pathways, walkways, drainage, etc., around Dominica
      • Subsidize LIAT to come the Dominica, as unreliable as the service may be
      • Providing monies from the “sale of Dominica’s passports” to hoteliers who still pillory the government

      We could go on, but you get the point. And, what little Dominicans (the few) pay in taxes cannot help run Dominica. Thus every government has had to beg, borrow and sometimes cheat, to pay Dominica’s way.

    • March 29, 2012

      I am dimples, are you? Take the dimples, hand outs done. My sincerest apology to the constitution. I screwed up.

    • :-)
      March 30, 2012

      Ya good point… instead of giving us the “fish” everytime, teach us how to “fish”.

    • cuz
      March 30, 2012

      i am not a labour supporter, we can’t blame everything on the PM we are all responsible.some of these young men are just really wicked at heart and are lazy bastards.the only thing they seek to do is to destroy our country’s image.

  100. :-(
    March 29, 2012

    ALAS! What is going on in this country! ALAS!!

  101. ponkie
    March 29, 2012

    What is wrong with these ppl ,why cant they go get work to do, this is definetely going to affect our tourist industry. Dominica needs help

  102. lucian/ dominica
    March 29, 2012

    Crime and bad lives are the measure of a country failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.

  103. silent
    March 29, 2012

    Can’t even sing that song no more dominique que doux, doux con seewo. Real sad

  104. Mistery
    March 29, 2012

    You know I am begining to consider whether these criminal activities are politically activated.

    Are these calculated political acts designed to destroy our tourism industry? I am just questioning the motive behind these acts.

    • Wiseup
      March 29, 2012

      Dont be stupid…..Why do you people associate politics with every single thing. GET A LIFE

      • Igloo
        March 29, 2012

        No Mistery has a point there. It’s not beyond the realm of possibility at all. I mean it’s too much all at once. :cry: :cry: :cry:

      • mistic man
        March 29, 2012

        Well sorry,but i remember quite clearly that it was politics that started all these outlaw stuff and it takes the same politics to stop it ,when you got a mad man leading mad people then they go mader and so is it

    • JUSTICE
      March 29, 2012

      I thought that myself this morning. When you give up farming and you up tourism, What do you get?
      REALITY CHECK DOMINICA!. What do you want for your children future? Do you know? Give some thought to it and then start to implement some changes, otherwise What do you have?

    • March 29, 2012

      You mean politically motivated in the sense that government not creating jobs; and the hand outs almost done/

  105. Toosense
    March 29, 2012

    something drastic needs to be done in order to stop all this criminal activities in Dominica. Why attack the tourist? What have they done to you idiots? If you rob these people why still beat them? Do you guys even have family? Oh Lord help Dominica because if we do not get tourists to visit this country, imagine how much people will be out of a job. We need to save the reputation of this country and these criminals need to either die or get locked up forever.

  106. ..
    March 29, 2012

    It is time for the politicians, both government and opposition members and members of society to come forth and denounce this ridiculous attack on our society and tourists on a whole. The continuous turning of a blind eye will propel Dominica into precarious position which will ultimately affect everyone as a whole with not only our tourism sector being affected,but also the funding recieved from donor agencies. To further stregthen the approach on crime the legal professions act must be enacted to govern the behavior of the senior lawyers who use the deficencies of the legal system and aid the criminals who line their pockets with a few dollars to roam freely and believe they are invicible. Such continued behavior will result in vigilante justice emerging as people are losing faith in our frail legal system.

  107. Autism
    March 29, 2012

    Well the country need to have drsignated tourust areas we ith polica presence on site. Tourist can no longer rome about on their own,……we need to folow the steps of jca and dca republic, they have more crime than us in dca but very low crime against visitors

    • Anonymous
      March 29, 2012

      It is time for people to stop following the Americans ‘stop snitching’ bull and open there mouths.Every single person commenting here knows that nobody likes to mind people’s business like dominicans.so instead of living for now or the little bone these idiots give you to stay quiet.You have an online forum where you can ‘snitch’ anonymously and help the police get rid of these nuisances.Use It!!!The same way we made the gay issue popular on here it’s the same way we can give information to help get these senseless crimes solved.I’m sure there has to be at least one police officer with internet access in Dominica smart enough to think about suggesting this.Or possibly setting up an email account for the police station…there will be false leads like any investigation,but there will always be that one needle in the hay stack that could help.

    • March 29, 2012

      We have taken over; we now have the highest crime rate.

  108. March 29, 2012

    our police officers need to set up a scheme to catch the rebels….we need to set up some undercover cops to help fight the crimes and when these rebels are caught, the public should never hear of them AGAIN!

  109. DA/nurse/UK
    March 29, 2012

    Bloody hell, way out of hand now. Why dnt they just tske wat they want n dnt hurt these people so badly.

    • van
      March 29, 2012

      They should be allowed to do neither, as being soft on one will only increase these crimes.

  110. CIA on the watch
    March 29, 2012

    Once again its the no law or no constitution syndrom, lets deal with it now

  111. Anonymous
    March 29, 2012

    im starting to find these attacks very funny??/ why is it locals do not suffer from these??????

    • :-(
      March 29, 2012

      U did not hear about all those robberies going on with business places???????????????????????????

    • zee
      March 29, 2012

      LOCALS DOH HAVE MONEY DAT IS Y
      IF U GO LAYOU PARK UR POCKET WILL BE EMPTY

    • former tourist
      March 29, 2012

      when i got robbed at batibou last year, the robbers told me that it is my fault: White boy must always carry “a fee”. My friend (Dominican!) was told that it is his own fault, too: Shouldnt be at the beach with a white boy, so that wont happen…

      now guess why it always hits the tourists

  112. angie
    March 29, 2012

    wat is it wit all these criminals

  113. poosette d fay
    March 29, 2012

    Stupes!!! Enough with dem robberies dere ehh!! Oh shate man!!

  114. hmm
    March 29, 2012

    I don’t get it. Why still from these people and still beat them. Neither are ok but to physically harm our tourist after stealing from takes some special guts papa.

  115. Anonymous
    March 29, 2012

    something seriously need to be done to these criminals.who are doing such crimes we will get nowhere as a country if that trend continues.

  116. bone
    March 29, 2012

    Alas. Real sad that we have become this way!!

  117. texan
    March 29, 2012

    “no law and no constitution” coming back to haunt us now!!

  118. proud dominican
    March 29, 2012

    as long as their a NO JOBS these crimes will continue to happen its not about arresting and punishing …as long as the youth are struggling and cant get jobs and money they will continue to do crimes cause everyone needs to survive only way or another

    • March 29, 2012

      they just lazy. they rather steal than work.

    • March 29, 2012

      thats true been there done that check so let them dislike our comment thats them,dominica need more job as a young man i telling dominica really need jobs, what them gov them doing just there getting fat on poor ppl money that need to stop, and put something in place so poor ppl can be happy in dominica check them rich ppl dominica dont even care about the poor all they know is their pocket getting fater making it harder each year for the poor ppl so yes they going and rob who ever that looking like money….to much politics going on while poor ppl feel the pain check. i can tell you is not rich ppl that doing them thing if you really think about it..them gov ppl them passing in their big and nice rides and wouldnt even give some of the same ones that put them in office they checking they rides to nice and clean to give a poor man or woman ride check i see it happen live. im not saying poor ppl should go out there and rob no thats bad work and get your check my point is the gov and his team should put some thing in placefor poor ppl

    • miss Dominique
      March 29, 2012

      Jobs will become available and they will still rob,kill,steal,however you want to put it.These worthless piece of shit all they wanna do is sit on their lazy behind and reap what others ant….they don’t want to do no hard work..they want everything to come easy….is time they start spoiling people again so other can learn a lesson.

    • such a disgrace!
      March 30, 2012

      that gives them no right to do what they are doing!!! yes things are hard in DA rite now but I dont think they would like someone to do that to them if they go into another person’s country!!

  119. Looking in
    March 29, 2012

    Well well well. This is becoming a dam joke now. It is time some or all of these trouble makers are taught a lesson. The Laws are on the books and it seems that’s where they will remain unless we make use of them.
    But again if murderers are set free why do I think thieves will be any different. DA going down boy.
    I wish one day they would attack the wrong tourist and get their beaten to an inch of their life.

  120. such a disgrace!
    March 29, 2012

    When for the tourists to come to Dominica to bring in more tourism and enjoy themselves, these little vagabonds who does just decide not to find something constructive for them to do, just going around making the damn country look bad!!!! I am a proud Dominican but I dont live on the island, but it hurts my heart to see what the people are doing to the country. right now the tourists are calling our country a lost paradise. how does that make the ppl of dominica feel to hear these tourists say so??? I mean come on the ppl worked hard to earn what they have and come and spend their money in our lil country to help develop the country slowly… but noooo day by day it is just becoming downgraded! I am so disappointed in the ppl of today! No one is safe no more! Ppl of Dominica something needs to be done to stop these kind of activities from happening if we want to see our country to succeed!!

  121. dor
    March 29, 2012

    lost Paradise’ really cant blame the tourist for describing da like dat.it seems to be a trend taking place. lately dats all you’ve been seeing tourist got robbe.shame shame on those lazy colprits. again i will stick to my words.its ok for them to do these kinds of things when is only a slap they get on the wrist.do a crime get out in couple mths or yrs so wat. high time to make examples of the worthless crimnals out there.sick and tired of these nonesence. lock them up for good.

  122. 2CUTE
    March 29, 2012

    ONETHING DOMINICA ALONE YOU SEEING ALL NEWS OUT. YOU SEEING AMERICA DOES BRING OUT ALL NEWS ? ANYWAYS I HOPE THE POLICE FIND THOSE JACKS !

  123. MAYHEM AND CHAOS
    March 29, 2012

    AWA WE THAT NONSENSE IN MY SO CALLED PEACEFUL COUNTRY NEED TO BE STOP, IF THIS CONTINUE OUR TOURISM INDUSTRY WILL BE NO MORE OR HIT ROCK BOTTOM,GOD BLESS OUR LAND REMOVE ALL EVIL AND LET OR COUNTRY BE FREE FROM MORAL DECADENCE

  124. John
    March 29, 2012

    Unless the Government cracks down on these thugs our country will loose its image. The laws of Dominica needs to be amended and tougher laws need to be made law. The punishments for crimes committed are not enough and is being laughed at by the thugs. I say cut their hands, castrate, hang etc. If we don’t take these actions then Dominica will continue to go down that trend.

    • FORKIT
      March 29, 2012

      unless we crack down on the government, cause they are the ones who brought that level of lawlessness to our paradise..

    • Igloo
      March 29, 2012

      Bwavo!!! And how would we explain that to Human Rights International? :lol: :lol:

      • March 31, 2012

        The USA do not explain anything to Human Rights International, so why would Dominica, the USA still executing people in some states so if it is good for the state why not do it in DA to get rid on the tugs, those terrorizing tourist and destroying our Lovely Dominica

  125. Dominican in NYC
    March 29, 2012

    Guns guns guns. Unreal the government and its law enforcers needs to get to the source thats bringing in theses guns on the Island,and DA is to small for these kinds of crimes.One of the main source of revenue is being threatened by these cowards. Penalties needs to be greater.

    • bone
      March 29, 2012

      Sometimes its probably even just toy guns…lol. Anyway you are right!

    • FORKIT
      March 29, 2012

      it is virtually impossible to stop the illegal importation of firearms because anyone can disembark anytime or anywhere with no fear of coast guard or customs… villages are to scattered, resources are limited, the country is not adequately lighted and the coast is very porous,,
      the government should change laws making it hard for the criminals who engage in that sort of life style. instead when criminals are caught, is a slap on their wrist or a politician calling de commissioner, magistrate, judge or investigating officer. most times these guys walk free..

  126. lils
    March 29, 2012

    yes I. We on a roll. Very sad. Imagine being on vacation and this happened to you. These criminals are just spoiling our good reputation. Very soon we will be singing “Where have all the tourists gone?”

    • Just Asking
      March 29, 2012

      Do we still have a good reputation?

    • Homeboy
      March 30, 2012

      Our reputation spoil already. Those low lives mess up DA reputation. Shoot them on site… No trial!!!

  127. Satelite
    March 29, 2012

    Not good, at all. This is really getting out of hand now.

  128. Bull Crap
    March 29, 2012

    This is really getting to ridiculous now, enough OF this crap man. when the hell will the leaders in this country start to crack down on this. make a crime against the tourist be a crime against the state, i am sick and tied of coming on DNO and reading about a tourist or a local being attacked.

    COME ON MAN

  129. not nice
    March 29, 2012

    one of these good days a tourist will fight back and it won’t be nice. those robbers must meet someone like jacckie chang to give them some serious blows

    • De marine
      March 29, 2012

      not nice i cannot agree with you more…you had me passing out there”someone like jackie chang”

    • Dominican4life
      March 29, 2012

      Lmao :lol:

    • chinesenushi
      March 29, 2012

      you couldn’t have said it better. Lol, lol, lol. I totally agree

    • blessed
      March 29, 2012

      and i hope when the tourist fights back, the police would not want to arrest them for battery because a vole’ deserve everything they get.

    • March 29, 2012

      lol,you right, are guy try to robbe a tourist in guadeloupe and the man beat him up, ambulance that had to come and pick him on the ground. the little white man was a karate teacher, so one day one must trap in da.

  130. Roseau
    March 29, 2012

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