Heavy police presence in Roseau

The police are maintaining a heavy presence in a section of Roseau where a public meeting is set to take place on Tuesday.

The meeting is organized opposition parties in Dominica including the United Workers Party (UWP) and to a lesser extent the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP).

The meeting dubbed, “D-Day of the People” is set to take place from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Upper Kennedy Avenue.

It will demand the resignation of Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, and his cabinet for allegedly mismanaging the Citizenship by Investment Program (CBI), the selling of diplomatic passports and diplomatic immunity and building dependency among the people while poverty increases, according to UWP leader, Lennox Linton.

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62 Comments

  1. Dominca Massive
    February 8, 2017

    They say people are getting poorer,yet the support Linton legal fees.What has Linton done for Dominica within those so called poorer Day? This guy is power hungry.Financially disturbed..He is demonstrating with a malice intention on a so call poorer economy..Why cant he have delegation to give the less fortunate all d free money he received…Dominicans open your eyes..

  2. The Truth Be Told (Original)
    February 7, 2017

    Some of you act as if you know nothing about the Law – and of the land. Whenever there is a gathering of hundreds of people be they fifty, even less, expect police presence. This is why the organizers must obtain permission and a permit to hold their meetings/protests. Keep in mind government officials, workers, taxpayers and other members of the public including property must be protected. Therefore, police presence is necessary. This is why they are employed. Those who have much to state about the police presence should know that. It should not be a surprise to them.
    The police is obligated to do their job. They were instructed what to do. One of it is to help keep the peace and to deter any uprising which may occur. Yes! If the police were not present, there is no doubt chaos would ensue.
    You must also remember what Dr. Sam Christian foolishly stated which is why he was arrested and charged. Another reason for police presence.

  3. Birdy
    February 7, 2017

    Don’t think that we have a serious potential problem on our hands. Let our passport fall Into the hands of someone accused of terrorism again to the US and we will be added to the list of countries banned from entering the US etc. Remember is trump that in power.

    Check out the website masinthecemetery.com to see the abuse of our passports.

  4. arawak
    February 7, 2017

    juss now i applying to d states as a refugee wi.

    • Doh try it nah
      February 8, 2017

      No doh try it. The new prez troomp banning people now. All now so I well fraid to come home for summer because is green card I have. Since people from the banned countries have our diplomatic passports. For a small nation like DA who going to help me influence US Immigration if they decide they doh want me back in their place? We holding our breath uphere. So try to make things work in DA nor. The fear is real you have to be in it to know it. Check CNeNen awhile and see and hear for yourself.

  5. Dominican a broad
    February 7, 2017

    Pray for DOMINICA
    DOMINICA need Prayer and only God can help
    My word is Asked the People Of DOMINICA to Pray.

  6. February 7, 2017

    stay strong Dominica the lord is with thee.

  7. MAMA
    February 7, 2017

    but who the police protecting non hahahahahahah hehehehehehehehe,,,…..Carbon who they protecting? workers invisible mannnnnn

  8. LaPlaine Observer
    February 7, 2017

    I urge my fellow Dominicans to protest peacefully and show Skeritt and Carbon that their wishful expectation for violence will not be manifested.

  9. The Darkness
    February 7, 2017

    All that waste of tax…

    Police presence is required in back allies and ole corners, where peoples are getting raped and robbed… sorry forgot killed.

    Not that the blue n blacks care…

    Keep asking for that yearly 5% increase for doing nothing.

  10. Lady Gaga
    February 7, 2017

    Where are they when citizens and visitors are being mugged en mitad Roseau big high day ?

  11. Zam
    February 7, 2017

    Boy boy boy, where is the freedom of the people…. Imagine blocking the streets….. These police folks just a waste of time…..
    If the government is so not guilty, why they fraid protest sooo….
    Just look at these police lookin like a bunch of clowns.
    Skerritt is a coward, he fraid…

  12. Watch Dog
    February 7, 2017

    Time to support what is right and shun what is wrong…

    • The Truth Be Told (Original)
      February 7, 2017

      What is right and what is wrong? :?: :?: :?:

  13. papa
    February 7, 2017

    I dont need those margie protection cause they cant help there self

  14. Marcus Hill
    February 7, 2017

    So why say meeting is from 11 to 3 then before it is 11 am tou block access to the place where the meeting is supposed to be held?

    • The Truth Be Told (Original)
      February 7, 2017

      They had to prepare for the meeting. The people had to assemble before the meeting.

  15. alah hak ba
    February 7, 2017

    finally presence of police on the streetof rosea….. they get work for them to do now

  16. Chief Jacco
    February 7, 2017

    Police do your job. D-Day means combat attack1

  17. jonathan st jean
    February 7, 2017

    A heavy police presence is a good thing once they are neutral and come to protect the constitutional rights of those gathered peacefully.They should leave their heavy guns and military paraphernalia behind because it would look like intimidating those who wish to express their free speech.

    • The Truth Be Told (Original)
      February 7, 2017

      What about the troublemakers? Do you think that they will be peaceful? Should you not know that, not all are peaceful people? This is usually too evident in especially the aftermath of the meeting.

  18. Yinka
    February 7, 2017

    Poverty…everybody have I-phone…maybe misplaced priorities…but whatever red..white…rainbow…just think…because if you think you poor now….

    • February 7, 2017

      nonsense u talking about iphone..each and every citizen of dca pays taxes so the government is obligated to utilise that money in the people’s intrist and if they fail to do so we must speak

    • The Truth Be Told (Original)
      February 7, 2017

      You are so correct. Poverty, eh? I do not believe Linton one bit. What he stated is an exaggeration.

  19. YungMusician
    February 7, 2017

    Mr Linton should stop abusing our democracy and he should stop wasting the time of ordinary Dominicans and the police force. The guy is just obsessed with being in the spotlight, it doesn’t matter how idiotic and misinformed his views may be. The USA will let in 50,000 refugees this year and Europe over 500,000 (most with limited background checks), yet it is little Dominica and it’s few wealthy economic citizens that have had rigorous background checks and still need visas for various countries that is endangering global security. Who is Linton trying to impress? A man NOT WANTED by Interpol, FBI, CIA, Mossad, MI6, MI5, FSB as far as we know but just by his own local government for whatever reason, cannot be considered an “International Criminal.” We have no extradition treaty with Iran, how are we supposed to hand him over to them?

    • Moii
      February 7, 2017

      Stop playing naive and forget about the US for a few seconds… I am sure you were taught si i par ni sou ti weh i pah ni voleur

    • %
      February 7, 2017

      How is he doing that?Is it by selling or giving our Diplomatic passports to crooks and criminals?If he is doing thst then I would call upon him to stop it!

    • washay pwell
      February 7, 2017

      they need to know that. tell them stop listening to crap and do their own research. Linton needs to stop tying to fool people with lies and propaganda

    • time has told
      February 7, 2017

      you are the problem

    • Chubble
      February 7, 2017

      He obsessed with being in the spotlight because some body have to be in the spotlight in Dominica. And it will not be the pm because he too busy under the table selling passport and harbouring criminals.

      Partner, we not in the US, so forget about that. Not because he not only BBC and CNN, that doesn’t mean that he isn’t wanted. What for you to do, is ask him why he couldn’t pass through Barbados to come Dominica and is right Haiti and through Guadeloupe he had to pass and come here on a private plane.

      HAVE A SIT!

    • Tick Tock Tick Tock
      February 7, 2017

      Alas boss why you waste your mother money when she send you school. Ignorant fool. Praise God you did not put your correct name because we would know who is this damn fool. you not hearing yourself. Oh boy you need an award on November 3 Dominicans Biggest Ignorant fool.

      who abusing democracy. So is Lennox that have those police stand up in hot sun since morning all ontop of financial centre and ministry building. etc etc .

    • The Truth Be Told (Original)
      February 7, 2017

      Take this up with James, former PM.

    • ATKINSON
      February 8, 2017

      This man monfared had an arrest warrant out oh him, for fraud/grand larceny of millions or billions of dollars and interpol was on his behind, So it not just Iran want to just talk him about stealing a candy bar. Also when he was caught in malaysia and the handcuff we about to go on, he played i am a dominica diplomat, with a diplomatic and you cannot arrest me. Then he fled to dominica, which it would be obvious they knew where he was going to. And if his diplomatic passport was suspend in january 2016 by the foreign ministry, now he is just a private citizen, which the dominica police should have been notified, because of the arrest warrant. Let interpol present the warrant to the police and the court, and let them make the decision where to make the arrest or not. but it seem like monfared was protect for months and allowed to walk around free by someone and people of the government

  20. DA Native in Texas
    February 7, 2017

    Someone correct me if I am wrong. Didn’t our present serving “PRESIDENT” have a lot to do with the up-rising in 79? Why he is so quiet now? We will never get to a place where everything is 100% with which ever party is in control, but when one in the ruling party, especially the leader says or does something wrong, the co-Horta should let him know. They are the one who vote them in office and not the leader. That being said I am vehemently opposed to what is happening in Marigot this morning. These types of Behavioural doesn’t help. When this happens it donen’t hurt Skeritt and his Cabal regime, it only hurts the Nature Isle. I also hope that the meeting planned for this morning is not violent. In closing the Constitution needs fixing. No Priminster/President should be allowed to serve more than 2 (TWO) terms in office. This is why those who are serving now think that they cannot be replaced, this needs to go.

    • @DA native in Texas
      February 7, 2017

      Ofcourse it hurting Dominica. De whole world watching that. Years ago when Patrick John was misbehaving, ppl laugh at so much wee!!…I remember going to Barbados and when some ppl asked me where I was from they started laughing and not adults , young kids.

      But putting all joke aside I am concerned that in the future when we travel, that we are not hustled and intimitated by US Customs all because of they are seeing….hope that never happens

  21. CIA Agent
    February 7, 2017

    Such unnecessary show of force has intimidation written all over it.

    This isn’t 1979 or 1994. Today there are multiple surveillance cameras including smartphones recording every detail and such evidence may be admissible in investigation of human rights violations.

    “Things just ain’t the same,
    Any time the hunter gets captured by the game”
    (written by Smokey Robinson)

    • SMH
      February 7, 2017

      Yes it is necessary. If you type in D-Day on google search engine all you find are pictures of war, guns, violence, death, invasion. If this demonstration were to turn violent and things got out of control and there was minimal police presence, the Police force would come under sooooo much criticism there would not be enough water in our 365 rivers to wash them. The police are being pro-active and not reactive and I commend them for that. It is unfair to expect anything less from the force when the days leading up to today have been riddled with nothing short of calls to battle.

    • time has told
      February 7, 2017

      they even have the riot gear ready with snipers on the roof. Think they were joking? It should have turned to 1979 all over again. that is why they took the mural off of the treasury building. they want us to forget and never try that again.

    • The Truth Be Told (Original)
      February 7, 2017

      Are you intelligent? We are in 2017. These years have progressed and so are those who cause trouble. Will these cameras and smart phones deter the troublemakers? Police presence was definitely needed.
      Thank God there was police presence. If not, visualize what they would have done. Do you think they would stand idle and only talk and shout?

  22. Ramsay
    February 7, 2017

    Carnival came early

    • The Truth Be Told (Original)
      February 7, 2017

      No need to celebrate it later. You have had your fill. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  23. FBI Agent
    February 7, 2017

    As this protest continues many of these officers in uniform will be out of their uniforms and will join the all white movement to get Skerrit out

  24. It's my damn business too man!
    February 7, 2017

    Don’t be afraid of the police presence people as they are simply doing their job. More of them are on our side than those on the corrupt Skerrit side. Skerrit must go

    • time has told
      February 7, 2017

      i highly doubt that. they will follow orders regardless of what side they on. they on the side of their pockets .

  25. KID ON THE BLOCK
    February 7, 2017

    Ok enough of the Police who are there to do their job. Let’s see the crowd… I wonder if they can fit in a tea-spoon.

    • Chubble
      February 7, 2017

      I wonder if you have that teaspoon. If you bought it. Or if your pm bought it for you.

      Up and out partner! ?

  26. only time will tell
    February 7, 2017

    you all look very nice but you have a job to do so do we so the work has to go on lots of you all family have life very very very hard and the pm and his outside friends have life good with our passports only time will tell some of you I can see in this pic crys to me how bad things a after putting in the hours of work and cant eat

    • The Truth Be Told (Original)
      February 7, 2017

      The uniform they wear, hat, shoes and all are not paid for with their money. If they reside in a government-built residence, it costs them no rent/mortgage.
      When people come to you with a story, you should ask why. Everyone has to live within their means. They should live on their income which is better than office/store employees and laborers.
      For the men especially, no outside children and women whom they will have to support..

  27. Analyst
    February 7, 2017

    Also, they look like margie to you but when your man beating you up, you run to their stations for help, don’t you. What ignorance.

    • Freedom of Speech
      February 7, 2017

      And they tell you that they’re not getting involved in domestic dispute and do nothing about it, so stop bashing the individual. stupes tan

  28. speed gwc
    February 7, 2017

    Yes Dominicans its about time we start standing up for what’s ours…peace fellow dominicans

    • D/can to De Bone (F)
      February 7, 2017

      U chat rubbish Wat so grave inDa…it’s a free country. Some whee else the authority cld call it off because of the insiting of violence

      • Chubble
        February 7, 2017

        Partner you know the colour meaning of white? According to Google The color meaning of white is purity, innocence, wholeness and completion.

        Last time I check, Dominica was democratic. So you cannot compare it to Cuba where there is full communism. This was supposed to be a peaceful rally from start. If someone comes with the idea that fight that’s them.

        Get it together partner!

  29. marie-claire R Skerrit
    February 7, 2017

    This reminds me of 1994 when the revolt of late Ms. Charles Freedom party. Fast forward the same shall be. Be peaceful Dominicans in getting your point across. Corruption Needs to Go.

  30. slimmers
    February 7, 2017

    I love to see this. Let peace reign on the nature isle of the caribbean.

    • time has told
      February 7, 2017

      thats intimidation and terror. Government workers were not even allowed to walk down kennedy avenue. to go to the shop next door they had to make a round to go next door.

      • Chubble
        February 7, 2017

        Well the road was blocked eh. So tell me how they were going to walk down that road.

      • The Truth Be Told (Original)
        February 7, 2017

        They knew about the meeting/protest and were obviously told. Whatever they needed – to purchase and to eat for the day, they should have brought it with them. It was only for a few hours.

  31. papa
    February 7, 2017

    All u looking like margie

    • Analyst
      February 7, 2017

      Irrespective of the government in office, the police has to do their jobs. Stop the ignorance (Papa).

    • queenzy
      February 7, 2017

      but those same margie have to protect you when the time comes

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      February 7, 2017

      When they bursting your A*** you running to those same Margie for help!

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