G.O.N Emmanuel case not forgotten – Carbon


Newly appointed Police Commissioner, Daniel Carbon, is assuring Dominicans that an alleged firebombing matter involving former magistrate Glenworth O.N Emmanuel has not been forgotten and the police are investigating the matter.

“I want to assure citizens of this country that this matter is being investigated professionally,” Carbon, who took on the job full time on January 1, 2013, said. “We must find the truth on G.O.N Emmanuel, we must investigate this matter, to dot every I and cross every T.”

The top cop is also refuting claims that investigations into the matter have been put on hold. “That is not true at all, people will speculate … the fact is we must investigate the matter with the view of finding the truth … people can say whatever they want.”

Concerning reports that someone has confessed to carrying out the act, Carbon said it would be unfair take such person to court without strong evidence. “You will have confessions, people will say they confess to the crime,” he said. “It will be a mockery and travesty to justice that someone is making a public confession, you take this confession, you take this accused, this suspect, and bring him to court on the basis of the confession and he gets away …that will be a travesty to justice. So we must ensure that we find the truth, satisfy ourselves that we have the evidence, strong evidence to bring the matter to court.”

DNO attempted to contact Emmanuel for a reaction to the new police chief’s statement but we were told that he was unavailable at the time.

However in the past he has made his opinion known on the investigation into the matter. In a letter to then president Nicholas Liverpool in late 2011 he said he believes that there was a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice within the Police Force, and involving the Commissioner of police and the Executive Branch of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

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  1. Tom Boyd
    March 27, 2013

    Emanuel has been well and truly sliced up.. he will get nothing and nowhere. Why? Dominicans don’t really care if he gets it in the neck – it is not them, so c’est la vie. However, there is a saying that goes like this:-

    They came for the Muslims, I was not a Muslim, so I did nothing. Then they came for the Christians, I was not a Christian, so I did nothing. Then they came for me and there was no one to help me.

    We are all connected my friends. Do NOT ignore injustice as sooner, or later it will be your turn and you will be alone.. very alone!

  2. protect them
    January 3, 2013

    Mark my words. In 2015, Mr. Carbon, Police Chief, will be regurgitating the same thing, “Investigations are continuing.”
    Oui say La paix. They done. Case close.
    Then when pressure falls, “Investigation continuing.” Heartless. No feelings for the plight of other human beings as ourselves. Excuses after excuses by the Cabal and loyalists. Defence and protection by all means, of selected criminals involved in their criminal activities. Burn, burn, burn. Secko boy, so you not coming back to your country again? Why?

    “Big Boys” should not be touched. Judicial Review ? Up to now the Emanuel vs. Isidore case, 42 charges of fraud and other corrupt acts cannot even begin. No case. Big Boys would be implicated?

    What happen to the documents, about the Famous Rubbish bin Bobol, submitted to the DPP? didn’t the DPP’s office send it to the police for further action? no evidence too? Bin bobol didn’t take place then?

    The Court’s arrest warrant to arrest Isidore was disobeyed by the former Chief. why no arrest of that ‘Big Wig cabalist?” Isn’t that warrant still valid?

    Given all what is happening in our injustice system, do not bank on any good news re. the attempted murder of those senior Dominicans. they are hoping that crime will soon be forgotten and their friends will go along their merry way. Businbess as usual.

    January 3, 2013

    Mr. Carbon you said the case has not forgotten. So why is that one of the leading investigators for the case was transferred?

    All who is trying to cover up that case Mr. Emmanuel tears will be falling on them and their children. So continue playing politics in the end that will not save all you.

    • Watch Dog
      January 3, 2013

      And their grand children too….

  4. lee
    January 3, 2013

    Two people knows who did the act God and the person who did it. Whoever firebomb his house was wrong who knows how many people Mr. Emmanuel hurt you follow some people keep grudge forever and some dont, imagine lawyers are being hurt by their
    clients when things did not work in thier favor.

  5. lookin in
    January 3, 2013

    Boy is skerro dat paying u what he say to do u do, to hell with dem, is not their dam business how u do your job, call tony b4 u talk always….

  6. Anonymous
    January 3, 2013

    Alleged fire bomb, DNO? What’s alleged about it?

    • Really!
      January 3, 2013

      I’m amazed at how that word is thrown around by everyone these days. For real, I want to know what is “alleged” about the firebombing of the man’s house when we all know that this is what happened.

  7. HELP
    January 2, 2013

    Where is the vehicle that was put on fire? Will that affect the investigation?

    • ..........
      January 3, 2013

      Go ask the police. They know better than anyone else.

    January 2, 2013

    Mr. Commissioner, three christmas gone already. Hoping is not a 6 for a 9 you are putting on us there.

  9. riddim up
    January 2, 2013

    let the court decide chief….
    dont u find its too much coincidence that the person confessing is implicating the lawyer that gon emmanuel is taking to court in the first case ?
    let the court decide….
    since the confession secko cannot come home…
    so put one and one together….

    he confessed to the crime, let the jury decide…
    dont let the case pass through the easy door….

    January 2, 2013

    Just check those thumbs up…Bias and negative…Seems like you all want to take the police job in you all hands…well go ahead and solve the case since you all have so much concrete evidence.Do you all know Citizens can arrest?

    • ..........
      January 3, 2013

      Drag them before the court.The man has suffered too much.The court is waiting.

  11. Anonymous
    January 2, 2013

    bad atude

  12. isee
    January 2, 2013

    Thats just another sham and cover up to say he doing something, i hope this top cop is not playing games with his job because he will run away just like carrette, and is so nobody respecting the carrette but Mr Emmanuel will get justic someday watch and see you bunch of hypocrite…………….. :oops:

  13. Joeblo
    January 2, 2013


    A “Fire Bomb” is a ‘boose-eye’…. Lol! For real, google Molotov Coctail……

  14. Oust Them!
    January 2, 2013

    :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: :?: We don’t expect anything new or good from Mr.Carbon,birds of one feather flock together!A man confesses to a crime,whether he did it or not,the police ought to take it seriously,make the investigation and proceed according to the evidence before them.Don’t just take the man’s word lightly and dismiss him just to avoid and protect certain people in authority because your job and a few dollars is of most importance to you! :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: :?:

  15. Mamizoo
    January 2, 2013

    The top COP forgot to add the fact that the carnival fire of 1967 has not been forgotten either.Mwanga has not been forgotten too. Honest historians should already pen the events of this case and declare with confidence that the simplest case in the history of our justice system went unsolved for reasons of corruption. Don’t forget to mention the names of thos manipulators and crooks carrying title os SC, PM, LC,AG,PC

  16. truth
    January 2, 2013

    ha boy carbon u start wi, thats wat skerrit pram u to say so u can fool people and pretend ure so different from the rest but dont try that we know the drill already

    • Anonymous
      January 3, 2013

      @ truth there u go u all not doing this because of this man u all after this because of the PM, now what the PM have to do with his lawyer MR.GON have seen another christmas there’s emanuel from st joe lost his life the lady gave those guys up still they are not arrested.Where’s u all cry mwanga no word what ever this man do some of all u he well do.

  17. JUDGE
    January 2, 2013


    • ()
      January 3, 2013

      Good One.

  18. dissident
    January 2, 2013

    U mean 2 years after dat terrible incident de Dominica Police Force is yet to find evidence to prosecute denny shillingford? Don’t just say u don’t have evidence. Have u investigated Earl Grant yet? Denny said he did de job on Earl’s behalf. Has Earl been questioned as to whether Denny is talking the truth?

    If u not going to investigate Earl its IMPOSSIBLE for u to say without a doubt that Denny is innocent?

    Finally, I find it very troubling that a crime of that nature can happen in such an affluent neighborhood. Since Tony Astaphan lives just a stone throw away. Isn’t he or his neighbors scared that a similar occurrence could happen with more disastrous circumstances?

    I watching what time will tell on dis case. I see a pair of wings flying out de Police Commissioner window.

    Dat case dead. Denny u free boy.

    Karma will take care of Earl Grant if it hasn’t started already.

  19. %
    January 2, 2013

    Mr Carbon anything on the man who was travelling to dominica with the concealed gun and 59 rounds of ammunitions Sir?.
    In the absence of answers Sir, the people will obviously speculate…
    Hope you try hard to break the two tier system of justice we have on island, where one is prosecuted based on which party he supports,or the surname you carries.GON EMMANUEL CASE IS A GLARING EXAMPLKE OF THIS.

  20. JIM
    January 2, 2013

    The police as an institutioon is part of the failed justice system on island.The political interferenceby one man, and one lawyer has gone so far,that these Parl Rep police officers are impotent re their dealings with certain cases.
    I feel your pain Mano, but this is the state of affairs in a failed state.

    January 2, 2013

    I am troubled by Mr. Carbon’s first few statements as the new Commissioner of Police. While the gentleman must be given a fair opportunity to show his real capabilities, for now -it seems that we have more of the same. The manner in which the Commissioner loosely makes statements is of concern.

    The Commissioner said, “We (the Police) must find the truth on G.O.N Emmanuel..” and went on to say correctly so, “we must investigate this matter..” but then incorrectly states, “..to dot every I and cross every T.” Really?? So until then, we should expect nothing.

    The function of the police is now to find truth!!!!!-Oh how we need clarification from Dr. Aaron as to the definition of truth – a moral concept not necessarily a legal concept. What is truth vis-a vis the role of the police in criminal matters? Does the police really have a duty to ensure that every “t” is crossed and “I” dotted? Are we really to believe that all cases are prosecuted based solely on hard, direct evidence and there is now no role for circumstantial evidence, where dots are connected by a skilful attorney or prosecutor? Is there any role of a sensible jury in assessing truth or the judge is guiding the search for justice?

    Are we to accept that an investigation that has been tainted by the interference of the politicians and senior counsels and which has been so protracted should be allowed to be further prolonged to allow the police time to cross all “its” and dot all the “Is”, when two months after the incident a burnt vehicle is allowed to be moved “allegedly” without the police having thoroughly checked it as part of its forensic investigation and the police seems reluctant to pursue /interview a main suspect , who has fled the jurisdiction and is openly conducting radio interviews with a senior counsel and talk show hosts?

    How many times have we heard the DPP stopped prosecution for lack of “relevant or appropriate, reliable evidence presented to the DPP for prosecution by our police? Is there a fear that once again the inefficiency of the police will be exposed by presenting unreliable evidence from sloppy investigations?

    Yes, the police has an obligation to convict the guilty and to make sure they do not convict the innocent victims as the senior counsel’s current radio prosecution strategy suggests.

    Let’s assume that indeed, the police is dedicated to ensuring that a criminal trial is commenced in this matter in order to ascertain the true facts surrounding the commission of this Christmas 2010 crime, isn’t it the state (including the Office of the DPP) who has the obligation to present all evidence and direct the prosecution?

    Two years ought to have been sufficient to complete investigations into this rather routine crime to enable the state prosecutors to bring appropriate charges for prosecution before the court. I take solace that the police intends to proceed with prosecution of a matter whether or not the politicians are further embarrassed based on the reliable evidence that will more likely ensure a conviction in the best interest of justice and in the public interest.

    Roseau Valley

    • Reader
      January 3, 2013

      “I take solace that the police intends to proceed with prosecution of a matter whether or not the politicians are further embarrassed based on the reliable evidence that will more likely ensure a conviction in the best interest of justice and in the public interest.” Hmmm … just wanted to make sure … you are being sarcastic, right? 8-O

    • Police Investigator
      January 3, 2013

      Roseau Valley here is a hypothetical scene

      A man is reportedly found dead in the height of Morne Prosper. Joe Blue confessed that he killed the man by slitting his throat with a cutlas. The. Autopsy and evidence shows that the man was shot in the head with a .22 calibre weapon.

      As a police investigator would you arrest Joe Blue and take him to court? Or would u investigate the matter further to find who in fact shot Joe Blue?

        January 4, 2013

        No need for hypotheticals. Just deal with the facts as they are known. There is a lot that could be said about your hypothetical situation but it may serves us all best if a full response is not provided.

        We simply need the police do a timely and reasonable investigation and where all the evidence is unavailable, a good investigation/prosecution can successfully connect the dots. It seems as if the police is not prepared to do that much if efforts are not being made to interview Seko, who the former Commissioner referred to as a person of interest.

        Roseau valley

      • Tri-State Beauty
        January 4, 2013

        Let me help you Police Investigator once a man confesses to a crime it must be investigated. If he has lied he should be charged with wasting the courts time, bearing false witness, tampering with evidence, etc etc.Nothing hypothetical here, this is how REAL JUSTICE is served up, meantime the true criminal is persued,tried and given his just meal.

  22. african queen
    January 2, 2013

    mr carbon why is it seko seco has not been back. young man please gain the respect of the people of DA, the region and the world bring seko back home and take the shillingford guy to be question with his lawyer. please for Justice sake and the safety of your children and gran children stop speaking non sense.

  23. Lougaoo Mem
    January 2, 2013

    Regardless how long it takes, each and every Dominican know very well who the perpetrators are, and the reasons behind the attempted murder and fire bombing of the Honorable Gon Emmanuel’s. We also know why the rich and infamous are trying to bring a stop to the investigation. It behooves you Commissioner, Sir, to ensure that no stones are left covered in the course of investigating
    those involved. Remember, your legacy is hinged on how well you serve the people you were sworn to protect. I wish you luck and God’s guidance.

  24. January 2, 2013

    Remember People, Prime minister Skerrit is the one who put Mr Carbon there……I will be watching.

  25. Sofie
    January 2, 2013

    Cover Up !!! Cover Up::::: Read all about it.
    I suppose history will settle this—–

  26. beholder
    January 2, 2013

    An alleged fire bombing is one that can not be verified in fact. In fact a house was firebombed. In fact an individual’s life was threatened and could have died. Someone has confessed. A full year has passed and a newly installed police chief is saying the same things that the last one said. In one year it appears no progress has been made. I am afraid this makes our police look incompetent or there is some motivation for not bringing this case to a prosecutable conclusion. Why?

  27. bee
    January 2, 2013

    Sorry to say Mr. Emmanuel send lots of young man in jail was he was a magistrate so any one of them could try to hurt him as pay back. I wish them luck in solving this case which is long overdue. It’s very difficult to take an excon word as evidence because most of the time their stories are fabricated.

    • Mag
      January 3, 2013

      Including the SC, it could be a pay back by him also

  28. CIA on the Watch
    January 2, 2013

    Mr Commissioner, you are now confirmed in your appointment as COP. My question to you is why is it that some quarters of the society must struggle for justice while others dont? Had it been the house of Anthony Astaphan would that be the same approach in solving this crime? The fact the the criminals are witnessing practical examples by law enforcement protecting some criminals they too feel that they the criminals do have a right to commit crimes and get away.

  29. poor
    January 2, 2013

    when it is poor people they get trapped but when big man involve the police doing a million and one investigation before they can arrest. for example they did not waste time to arrest TYTUS WILLIAMS FOR THE MURDER ON INDEPENDENCE DAY even before there investigation had started they arrested the poor INNOCENT boy. NOW A WHOLE YEAR INVESTIGATION ARE STILL NONGOING TO ARREST the big man. WHAT GOOD FOR THE GOOSE GOOD FOR THE GANDA. BRAVO. Investigate until the case die.

  30. Oh yes
    January 2, 2013

    I will give Mr. Carbon the benefit of the doubt in his pronouncements but as long as Tony Astaphan is allowed to continue to influence the legal machination in this country it will be business as usual.

  31. Va resident
    January 2, 2013

    I am concerned that in the abscence of diagnosed mental illness that someone would willingly, and truthfully confess to a crime and go to court and walk out free.that this will be a travesty to justice failing appropriate evidence.i dont get it…How much more evidence is required if someone confesses to a comitted crime?

  32. Joe
    January 2, 2013

    Can someone tell me what is “a Fire Bomb” cause am lost!

    • T
      January 2, 2013

      @ JOe… .Use the same computer that you are on spewing the nonsense to tell you. Stop depending on people to tell you everything.That’s ;why Skerrit would love people like you, who has the inability to think independently…

    • him
      January 2, 2013

      @ Joe. It’s a type of lollipop they are selling next to the market in town…boy i like that!

      January 2, 2013

      A Bamboo cannon that is normally used to pelt fire during christmas time

  33. January 2, 2013

    It would appear that Carbon is reading from the same hymn sheet of his former boss. Presently, investigations are on to find the person who stabbed the Cabsec. If a paro who had been in jail, cofessed to crime,is Carbon going to disregard the statement of the jail bird,because he is a paro and had been in jail.

    • Muslim_Always
      January 2, 2013

      In law one cannot take the testimony of a “paro” because a sound mind is important in taking the witness stand.

  34. Marcus Hill
    January 2, 2013

    O.K. Mr. Commissioner, enough talk and let’s see some action!! For heavens sake the crime took place on 25 December, 2010, more than two years ago.

    The whole of Dominica, Mr. Commissioner, knows who the persons of interest are in this matter.

    So let us see you call them in to cooperate with the Police in solving this crime. Then I will say you mean business.

    And by the way get the results of the forecnsics tests from Barbados. If you already have it, then act on it Sir.

    Also Mr. Commissioner, while we are at it, please provide special security for the man who confessed to the crime so that no harm befalls him.

    • ya
      January 2, 2013

      very important last line there Marcus Hill , very important and this should be taken very seriously

  35. jlowa
    January 2, 2013

    go carbon do your thing

  36. ????????????
    January 2, 2013

    Oh how i await the beginning and end of this one . The poor man has been suffering for too long… Dominica should not have hot potatoes that cannot be touched, while an affected fire bombing and attempted murder victim is suffering.
    Irrespective of who is (are) involved, drag the person(s) to court as happens on island with the poor man’s child

    • Joe
      January 2, 2013

      ?????????? In what way is this “Poor Man” suffering?????????

      From what i understood his house is back in order, he has since replaced the burnt out vehicle, he is in good health and working everyday at his office….
      So how is he Suffering?????????????

      NURSE DALRYMPLE IS SUFFERING no answers as to who MURDERED yes murdered her son— not attempted murder, if it was that and her son was with her i do not believe she would be suffering so, even if the person was never caught, her son would be here today……. Why Lennox and yourself don’t cry down the police for that ah?????????????? WICKED SOULS!!

      You people just politicise every dan thing wahat a shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • I Die Nah
        January 4, 2013

        So because he back to work all is nice and curry? and who tell you Nurse Dalrymple don’t know who killed her son? didn’t you follow the case that the court did not admit the photographic evidence? Everybody knows who killed Wayne, the young man confessed and then retracted. So if attempted murder is better than murder, then attempted rape victims should hug and kiss their attackers or dine with them? Sometimes.Pain is pain no matter what, and if you feel this case isn’t political you better hush and not comment. Why is Secko on the run?

    • we love u PM
      January 2, 2013

      trust me the police will. just as Denny talk he WILL TALK AGAIN TRUST ME…. But if i know this commissioner well he will go for the TRUTH behind this crime. this is to much complication in this “POLITICAL” issue.

  37. Shameless
    January 2, 2013

    Wards (words) Mr. Carbon, Wards(words)!

    As the saying goes in Dominica: “pleee tar kay pleee twis”! I will remain as vigilante as ever and follow every new development in this matter. As you very well know, justice must NOT only be served when the poor is defendant but must be maintained at all cost. I will keep peeping for now with my eyes WIDE open.. 8-O

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  38. Peeping Tom
    January 2, 2013

    DNO quotes Commissioner Carbon: “You will have confessions, people will say they confess to the crime,” he said. “It will be a mockery and travesty to justice that someone is making a public confession, you take this confession, you take this accused, this suspect, and bring him to court on the basis of the confession and he gets away …that will be a travesty to justice. So we must ensure that we find the truth, satisfy ourselves that we have the evidence, strong evidence to bring the matter to court.”

    Ah yes! I like what i read. DO not be swayed by loud noises and personal agendas. Let us follow the law so that justice is truly served.

    • Cant't Find a Job
      January 2, 2013

      In order words, not sufficient evidence to proceed…Didn’t Carette say the same thing?

      • January 2, 2013

        My former headmaster when faced with a difficult issue with any student would say” I often wonder!”
        Never let a politiciangrant you a favour they will control you forever.
        In this case it maybe construde as two politician granting a favour.So both sides of the house are responsible for the procedures embarked upon.
        Marley was not a great orator but could put lyrics together.
        There is a saying if one lives long enough one can see many things.
        Ejs an unknown farmer as per VOA June 1995 became prime minister of the Com of DA.
        Rosie finally makes it and dies then Pierro to be followed by a camoflaged ( is this the correct term to be applied?) lol! tickle me. DFP turned DLP leader. Mango or apple? Apples are ectopic to DAs agriculture. Got my drift? DA ;a citizenery including it;s oppositions and current admin is laughable.I rest my case. Heaven, Hell God Marcs help DA.

    • Anonymous
      January 2, 2013

      OK Peeping Tom when your garage is blown up and your life threatened and the lives of your family? I want to hear you then. 2 years later when no justice has been achieved.

      I am holding zero opinion on this why? I respect GON Emmanuele’s rage and I keep positive that the police are trying but never would I opine about personal agendas and loud noises. That is just plain ‘ole sychophant talk.

      January 2, 2013

      Actually Peeping, you do not have to reassure yourself by using a different name. You are the same person as “No Name “ and “Can’t find a Job “ among many other names as part of the overall effort to deceive the public. I must say that the rational of the Police Chief, which you and others seem to be highlighting worries me as it should worry all law abiding citizens.

      Let us not forget, we are talking about a matter that took place in December 2010 (climbing on 3 years) and the fundamental role of the police is NOT TO FINF TRUTH according to the new Commissioner. This is the role of another functionary within the criminal legal system (judge/jury based on the evidence as presented by the prosecution and challenged/cross-examined by the defence). Legal justice and moral truth of the Commission are not the same concepts.

      The role of the police is to investigate crimes, criminal violations, criminal activities or criminal offenses. The police identifies criminals and helps or commences the prosecution process but is not necessarily responsible for the prosecution itself. (We have a DDP)

      As Dr Aaron would say, truth finding is not the function of the police. The police investigates, finds and secure the relevant evidence for prosecution within a relevant time frame in a professional manner without interferences of the politicians. This role includes interviewing suspects, victims, getting investigative leads (through eye witnesses, confessions etc) and to ensure that processing of crime scenes are done and completed in a timely and efficient manner during the process of collecting reliable evidence. The responsibility of the police also includes identifying and arresting suspects who are on the run and assessing the veracity of confessions etc.

      I am troubled by Mr. Carbon’s first few statements as the new Commissioner of Police.
      Roseau Valley

    • ya
      January 2, 2013

      you ain’t acting no more , hit the iron while it’s hot carbonnnnn!!!!!

      January 2, 2013

      I confronted my wife about an affair she is involved, she confessed. What evidence do I need to squeeze her tongue?

      • January 3, 2013

        Maybe dats what u did to get her to confess lol!
        Nice one hhahaahahahaah.

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