Justice Minister dissatisfied with police department; not ruling out foreign police chief

Blackmoore blames the Chief and his Deputy for the shortcomings of the police force
Blackmoore blames the Chief and his Deputy for the shortcomings of the police force. (File photo)

The government of Dominica is not ruling out bringing in a foreign national to head the Dominica Police Force as it is not satisfied with operations in that department.

Minister of Justice and National Security, Rayburn Blackmoore gave that hint while speaking as a guest on the State-owned Radio, DBS ‘Talking Point’ Programme on Monday.

According to Blackmoore, although there has been some improvement in the police force over the years, “it is not good enough.”

He said further improvement is needed.

“We have to ensure that we have 24 hours coverage; we have to go back to the days when we saw police officers on the beat around the city of Roseau, be it 2 o clock in the morning, be it 6 o clock in the morning, be it 2 o clock in the afternoon,” he said.

Blackmoore continued, “There are sometimes, and I do it myself, I drive around the city and it’s like a ghost town, not one police officer.  This is not good enough.”

According to him, ultimately the Commissioner of Police and the Deputy Commissioner of Police has to take responsibility for the police force.

“We are not ruling out making some changes from the top, which may include bringing in somebody from overseas,” he revealed. “The people of Dominica have to get their monies worth.”

He added, “Because at the end of the day I cannot run the police force, neither the Prime Minister nor the permanent secretary, it’s the people who have the mandate and the police department cannot be an entity in and of itself.”

Blackmoore stated further that the police department in any country, especially in a civilized society and a democratic society belongs to the people.

“It’s the people who vote for a government and when the people vote and put their trust in a government, they are saying to you, ‘we are asking of you to put in place certain functions to provide some basic services and policing is one of that basic service’,” he noted. “And we cannot continue getting excuses for not having uniformed police presence in a sustained manner, especially around the City of Roseau.

“We have to correct that and we do not have time,” Blackmoore emphasized.

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  1. Anonymous
    August 21, 2016

    Mr. Blackmore be sure to secure your legacy by legalizing or decriminalize Marijuana which was made illegal by the U.S for racial/racist reasons, quit following the US gov’t on this; their individual states are legalizing it one by one.

    You said and I agree for the sake of visiting tourism: “And we cannot continue getting excuses for not having uniformed police presence in a sustained manner, especially around the City of Roseau. “

  2. DA4REAL
    August 18, 2016

    Thats what happens when people are placed in offices based upon their political affiliation and not their qualifications.. I don’t believe that carbon was ever deserving of the office of commissioner.. He lacks the qualification and the skills required to interact to people.

  3. Tell the Facts
    August 17, 2016

    First call a meeting and talk to them. Then issue some stringent directives pertaining to policing. If you did not previously speak to them, then this is the first step to take.
    I am not certain that a new P.C. is the answer at this time. Some years ago Antigua tried it. The people did not like his strict rules. He eventually left.
    Some D/cans like the easy way out. They do not like to be disciplined. Yet, they will criticize the inefficiency of the Police Force, what they presume it to be. Can’t please everyone. Darned if I do and darned if I don’t.
    My further view is, some employees tend to get lax when performing their duties. A serious discussion and appropriate directives may turn matters around. Try it to see if it will work. If in the end all else fails, then by all means get a new foreign P.C. Dominica will then be in need of good policing. Hope they will think of their dissatisfaction and will not object.

  4. 'No Respector of Persons'
    August 17, 2016

    Mr. Blackmore is a real ……. I honestly feel like these guys went to school during the summer holidays.

    • Tell the Facts
      August 18, 2016

      We really have to be careful about our comments and weigh out the situation and the position of the one in charge.
      No matter what, the Justice Minister is in charge. He has a job to do. His words are also based on some Dominicans dissatisfaction and their comments. Surely you have heard of and read their comments. So none of you should call him names.
      Bosses issue directives and employees are to adhere to them. However some still get lazy about it. Therefore, it may not be fully the fault of the Chief of Police.
      Do not forget the boss is watching and taking note. Reports are prepared on their performance. This is why some will get promotions and others not. Then those who claim to have seniority or believe that they performed satisfactorily will be disappointed that they are bypassed for promotion and/or salary increase.

  5. policeMD
    August 17, 2016

    Carbon is one of the most honest police commissioner Dominica will ever see. I went to school with Carbon and he is a no nonsense guy. That guy will arrest his mother if she breaks the law but I know his hands are tied. I know if you fire Carbon you will be doing him a favor. I would love for you to bring in a foreigner so he or she could teach you guys what the word law enforcement means. You have to let the guy do his work as long as he follows the country constitution.

    • Yes, to you he might be a no nonsense guy, only because you went to school with him. Now tell me in particular how many of the unsolved crime in the country, has he solved under supervision?

      Tell me how a culprit beat my niece Vava to death, he left the country and went to St. Lucia to hide. Everybody in Dominica knows that; however, your no nonsense Carbon has not have him arrested in St. Lucia, and have him extradited to Dominica to stand trial for my dead niece!

      I do not like the way Blackmoore came out with his nonsense, since Blackmoore is not even qualified to be in government never mind to be called minister of justice, according to someone who said they all seems to have gone to “school in the summer” and that includes Carbon also!


    • Tell the Facts
      August 18, 2016

      When there are more than one bosses, it could be difficult. He has to proceed carefully. All the same, I am pleased that the PM cleared the air. He should be feeling better.

  6. DEA
    August 17, 2016

    Blackmore you are no different ,, you slept in block C when you were supposed to be on CID patrol , all you we concerned about was your apparence in plain clothes at the time, now you want to make change, man you forget the **** you used to do at HQ , now you throwing the country boque under the bus you guys are wicked , but that serve carbon damn well……………….

    • Neverson st jean
      August 19, 2016

      I totally agree

  7. DEA
    August 17, 2016

    Poor Carbon , he is still country boque not eloquent enough , . He should resign now and go do what he wanted to do in a long time a pharmacist , he was never ment to be commissioner PM from the north so it was a done deal there are a lot of unsolved crimes and it is coming back to bite him , he was a poppet to skerritte now , he is been pushed under the bus , Blackmore is no exception he hardly did the CID patrol at nights he would make a note in the diary …………. I know ,,,, all he was interested in was dressing up in his plain clothes and walking in Roseau so people cold see him , handsome boy…….. I know what I’m talking about people….. Hello …… So Blackmore is part of that failed organization , and he is trying to distance himself , well people things are starting ,,, it’s just a matter of time change is coming ……..

    • Tell the Facts
      August 18, 2016

      Chief of Police? His responsibility is not an easy one.
      The police must perform their duty. If they do not, it reflects poorly on him, making him appear to be incompetent. This is the problem. He cannot simply fire anyone of them.
      The PM is his boss. Who pays him? He has to take directives, whatever the boss says. Bosses reserve that right. He is not directing him to do something wrong. Why are you regarding him as a puppet? If you have a boss would you say that you are a puppet to him/her? Would you like anyone to make such a statement about you? You are judging him. It is not fair to him. Therefore it is foolhardy to make such a statement about him.

      • Neverson st jean
        August 19, 2016

        Tell the facts there is no law that says that the chief must do what the pm says. His job is to protect the populace and nothing else. I remember mr O N phillip telling Miss charles to run her cabinet and he will run his police force. The police dont need permission from anyone to investigate any criime they suspect to have been committed in or out of govt.

  8. DEA
    August 17, 2016

    I really don’t get it, only now that ex-cardboard police seeing that, after you all mannepulated him. The next in command is highly qualified and you all bypassed him, what the hell you expect him to do , he has to lay low ,the man have a degree in criminal justice , Carbon has a constable qualifying certificate . You all are a bunch of jokers. I totally agree with the person who said Mr . Hobbs should be the commissioner and my respected gentleman Weeks the deputy.
    Then I would suggest an adviser ,,,, ex police Mr. Bernard Robinsons ( Rob ) who is presently working at the UN , this man is highly qualify , Masters degree in law enforcement man worked in SB , when special branch was special ,with Mr .Blanchard , Mr,Valerie , Pomez , Richards , Antoine , Bertrand, Pascal , etc that was a special branch not the toys that are there right now ,,, that would be the ideal solution , or there is Mr Clement Joseph who also was an ex cop and worked in the DPP Office ,& a law degree…

    • August 18, 2016

      Concur 1000% But if i know my course mate and top three Recurit, in our course. Robo in my opinion would be no Question the perfect fit. Except, he would not want to be a Rubber Stamp to any body, cause we were trained to be police officers, and not politicians, ask the Ex minister in the Valley. No name no warrant. First, to feel the Raff of a Police Recruit two Days from training, no none scence approach. in todays atmosphere, he would either be transferred to Capuchien or be made to suffer for doing his Job untill he resigns. Smh, Love and passion for Country, not Bad mouthing Country, as some would like us to believe. Not me. I`m Dominican? Are you? Be careful what we ask for, cause we are destined to get it!!!!

  9. Music Producer
    August 17, 2016


    Minister of Justice and Immigration, Rayburn Blackmoore, has revealed that moves are being made to standardize police forces throughout the region; a move that will allow law enforcement officials to serve abroad.

    “There’s now concerted effort to ensure the police force throughout the region becomes a professional body and standardized throughout various member states,” he said, at a press conference, on Friday.

    Blackmoore noted, however, that in order for the measure to be effective, each police force must meet a certain standard.

    “I believe we have to get to a point where senior police officers have to be able to serve in other countries. That is important,” he articulated. “But, in order to do so, every police force has to be up to a particular standard.”

    Visit the link above for the full story

  10. Music Producer
    August 17, 2016

    Allu mind-sleep too much. research this news site for All of Blakmore’s articles re: police work or the lack thereof, and you will see what these guys are up to. Totalitarian rule, this is no fr3@king democracy, Dominica is headed in the opposite direction! I staying overseas papa! Allu can have these chomps you all voted to rule

    • Tell the Facts
      August 18, 2016

      You are not the only D/can who resides abroad. All of us have our experience, one way or the other. It is not always good and perfect.
      If you have a boss you have to answer to him/her, be obedient and submissive. In some enterprises, there are many bosses. It is no different in other countries; even worst. If you are your own boss, this may be a different matter.

  11. Music Producer
    August 17, 2016
  12. DomiChina
    August 17, 2016

    I see no reason why the Police Force should be under a Ministry
    Mr Blackmore should not have the say who heads the Force
    I believe the President should or a committee founded by the appointees of the President, the Ruling Government and the Police Welfare Association.

  13. LifeandDeath
    August 17, 2016

    Another example of inept Ministers, blaming the lower ranks when things go wrong. It’s hardly justifiable to threaten to bring in a foreign commissioner of police just because there is no Police presence in Roseau in the night tho.
    It’s a good point to have police on the streets but allow the Commissioner to do his job and manage the police force. The man always waiting for instructions from the most high. That is the problem. You’all crushed the Man’s initiative, leaving him wanting and unable to think..
    While you at it Mr. Blackmore, please return the Police outpost at Pond Casse..the whole central region dead at nights..any crime and loss of life can go unnoticed there. The People of Dominica need some police security between Canefield and Marigot, especially at nights.
    There is the big Waitikubuli Central there..Just set up a Police outpost there. This could serve commuters along the way as well as the communities of Belles, Dleau Gommier, Pond Casse, Sultan, Corona,…

  14. Shameless
    August 17, 2016

    Time for major shake up:
    Carbon: Fired
    Coupe: Fired
    Mills: Fired
    Valarie: Fired
    Cuffy O: fired
    Hobbs: Chief (Helped by a foreign adviser)
    Weekes: Assistance Commissioner
    Valentine: Deputy commissioner
    Corbette: Superintendent
    Curry M: Superintendent
    Antonia Moses: ASP
    Jeffery James: Inspector

    The rest can follow but that should be structure for today while ensuring long term continuity. Bye bye Carbon for sure.

    Always Assertive!??

  15. smh
    August 17, 2016

    kick out carbon self!

  16. weypapa/mama
    August 17, 2016

    \”MAKE DOMINICA GREAT AGAIN.\” BRING BACK TRANSPARENCY FROM WHERE EVER. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Don\’t rule it out.

  17. weypapa/mama
    August 17, 2016

    “There are sometimes, and I do it myself, I drive around the city and it’s like a ghost town, not one police officer. This is not good enough.” :lol: Look bad English!! You were a police officer and this is typical of most police officers in DA. They need more Education and training – That goes for you as well, Mr. Blackmo. :twisted:

  18. The reason the services of the police force are substandard; is all due to the incompetence of those who are politically appointed; compounded by corrupt politicians political interference.

    When politicians dictates to the chief of police how to conduct the business of the police force, and unqualified people are allowed to fill positions simply because they dress in the color red, honor, and worship Skerrit, and become yes men, nothing better than what exists can be anticipated!

    If the replacement of Carbon is a foreign West Indian, the status quo will remain: Nevertheless, I don’t see any reputable person from North America, or Europe accepting, a contract with a Dominica government, subjecting themselves to become a puppet to anybody less educated than they are! In Dominica we have people who was accept into the police force who have difficulties reading going through the ranks and become prosecutors, with no legal background; there lies the inefficiency!

    • I am Dominican are you?
      August 18, 2016

      According to that wannabe medical doctor and self proclaimed ‘expert’ on the English Language Telemaque, “in Dominica we have people who was accept into the police force who have difficulty
      reading……..” blah blah blah.
      Telemaque, maybe you should seek assistance with your grammar before coming onDNO and spewing your usual negativity and hate about Dominica and it’s citizens.

      • Mr/Miss yellow belly, when I write comments and submit on DNO, I do not edit, nor read my comments before submitting. I don’t see the errors until after I read them like everyone else, after they are cleared, and released!

        Now; I am not in a writing contest with you or anyone: if you wish to know if I can express myself grammatically using the English language; pay me to write something for you and see what happen.

        I never claim to be a medical doctor, nor have I told you that I have a medical degree: What I am very sure of is that I am educated in Health Science, to a point where I am sure I can save your bloody miserable life if the occasion ever arise. Now I challenge you to write anything which can refute any medical, or anything I wrote in the past pertaining to medical science.

        Anytime you come across anything I write which pertains to medicine, and Health Science; I suggest you counter what I said with something different let’s see how good you are, and…

      • Continue:

        I suggest you counter what I said with something different let’s see how good you are, and knowledgeable you are in the field of health science, and medicine in general!

        I challenge any medical doctor to refute anything that I wrote regarding medicine, including diagnostics, prognosis, and treatment, anyone who would try that would only make a fool out of themselves! I know I can error, but if that ever happens, it may be in a situation where they are now teaching something new which I was not taught!

        Your Jealousy, and hate towards me shall never fade me; what I have in my head you envy, and wish you had it. I am a victor in everything that I do; I endeavored to educate myself, added to the God given talents I was born with, and a nobody like you can’t change that; nor anything in my personal life no matter how much you may try. In the first place everything I write, it is under my true name; you however, are a nobody without a name running off you mouth; no one…

      • Finally:

        In the first place everything I write, it is under my true name; you however, are a nobody without a name running off you mouth; no one knows if you are a dog, or snake, a fly, or some parasite leaching on me!

        I am Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque, out of the village of Wesley, if the police are looking for me they do not have to wonder if I exists under a fictitious name. Can you identify yourself by name and surname? You can’t because you are nothing more than a confounded idiot!

        And by the way proper English grammar cannot spend in the grocery shop, nor build you a house, or buy you are car. If you think I am kidding get up tomorrow and go into a rum shop as you all do; ask the proprietor to trust you a drink of rum as you all say. Simply tell the proprietor “I can write good English grammar” therefore you are supposed to sell me my shot of rum, and my grammar shall be the payment!

        I do not associate with human garbage anyway: food for your thought!

  19. The Believer
    August 17, 2016

    The truth is ,the Police is at full strength, and there is no need to bring in wing Wang Wong or Mr. Chan. All you need is, for the police to wear their uniform proudly when on duty. A workable Roster,Early.Middle and Late shift. Use the daily occurrence LOG Book effectively. Mr. Blackmore has been very unfair when it comes to job promotion and wages increase and now, it beginning to tell on him. Don’t wait for next election ,you may leave now. The same method should be practice in Health Centre.

  20. wilderness
    August 17, 2016

    That foreign chief would resign as fast as the St Lucian that was managing the WCMF.

    • Shameless
      August 18, 2016

      My final take on this topic is to support someone stated position in an earlier post. Please, please , please bring Bernard “Robo” Robinson or Clement Joseph as Senior advisor to Hobbs and make him Commissioner. Go to parliament and enact laws creating a position of ” Consulting Police Commissioner” and let’s roll. Bernard can be on assignment from the UN to Dominica and we may get him for free from the UN. Policing is a local thing ( to quote former Deputy Alfred) so a consultant with local knowledge will be an asset. 8)

      Bye bye to Carbon and good riddance! :twisted:

      Always Assertive!

  21. Police Friend
    August 17, 2016

    You see, the chief of police brought this upon himself. When after four years as chief you do not want to go on vacation because you believe that there are no other officer to take your place while on vacation. if this was his pronouncement then Blackmore is right, he failed to prepare other officers for the position. MISTER BLACKMORE KICK HIM OUT. It was time. This coward man is clearly incompetent. HAPPY EXIT mister chief

  22. Tony
    August 17, 2016

    Hello and good afternoon my people. Well based on what Mr Blackmoore said it seems like there are very troubling aspects of how Police service are being delivered to our citizens. I have four family members that are on the force and its my understanding that there are approximately four hundred Officer on the force. Based on our population we should have a minimum of Seventeen hundred Officers and about three hundred civilians in that way Officer would not be doing clerical duties therefore giving us more Officer to deploy. We don’t need a Police Commissioner from a foreign country rather we should look to someone born in Dominica but has a law Enforcement background in another country like America,Canada or England . Most of all we must demand that the Police Commissioner must be independent of all political influence or that post should be like a Sheriff who has to run for office.

  23. A serious -John Mc Laughing
    August 17, 2016

    “It’s the people who vote for a government and when the people vote and put their trust in a government, they are saying to you, ‘we are asking of you to put in place certain functions to provide some basic services and policing is one of that basic service’,” he noted. “And we cannot continue getting excuses for not having uniformed police presence in a sustained manner, especially around the City of Roseau.

    they are saying to you doesn\’t that sound like Skerrit? lol
    He often say \”I say unto you brothers & sisters lol sounds biblical and ghetto simultaneously doesn\’t it?
    Meme bete meme puel . The un-educated in power.
    My peeps when do we do a 1979 x2000 on these jokers? Make them pay dearly for their ineptitude, callus attitudes etc. Prison is too good for such clowns

  24. TS Erika
    August 17, 2016

    i can hardly remember Blackmoore as being an effective police officer in his time. the man was so always pompus he hardly roamed the streets of the city. WHO DO SO NEVER LIKE SO

    • Tell the Facts
      August 17, 2016

      Was he the boss? Was he told to do so and refused? In other words, could he have decided on his own to be on street patrol?
      Some of you make out of the way, untrue comments. That is giving him a bad name, accusing him of what he is not guilty of and judging him. You are not fair. Think before you comment.

  25. Prap
    August 17, 2016

    Good idea..bring in a Chinese. I hear that Fan Choo Moon looking for a job.

    • Shameless
      August 17, 2016

      :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

      Always Assertive! :mrgreen:

  26. Allie
    August 17, 2016

    Now Carbon knows that after he has sucked up to these guys and did their dirty bidding they have lost all respect for him and the force as they should. Carbon is not qualified and he should go.

    –I am so happy Carbon you are about to be kicked to the curb— good for you….good for Dominica. bye… ..hahahhaha. I am dancing now.

    • Tell the Facts
      August 17, 2016

      Has he done you harm? Never wish anyone harm. It will fall back on you. Do you not know that? Do your best to wish him well; not evil. Think of yourself. Put yourself in his situation.
      Our Lord Jesus Christ said: “. . . What comes from the mouth (evil), comes from the heart and it defiles that person.”

  27. Favoured
    August 17, 2016

    Thats how weak our public officers are in Dominica. No where else in the Caribbean a Minister could come out in public to humiliate the chief of police and his force without the police welfAre association or union standing in defensive of their men rather than staying .A politician tried that in St.Lucia and the police chief simply answered by saying I do not work for politicians and I am not answerable to any individual politician. Remember when Dame Eugenia Charles tried to interfere in the police affairs Commissioner O N Philip police chief then, simply told Dame Eugenia to pay attention to, and manage her Cabinet while I manage the police force. But Carbon and others are Blackmore pets so he can humiliate them how he wants and they not man enough to asnwer. Just now is kick they have to kick them public officers

    • It took a real man to do that; and in fact only a man from the village of Wesley could be bold and man enough to prove to the politician that he was not a puppet; and what’s more; though his surname is Philip, the blood of the of us invincible’s Telemaque runs deep in him!

      Inspector Wordsworth Telemaque Eugenia in her place also when she tried to control him, she hated Wordsworth to the day he was to be buried: she created four landslide in the country blocking roads so that people from Grand Bay where he was loved, and people from the East and North from attending his funeral. Well her landslide did not detour the people they simply left their cars and trucks, and walked into Roseau to the funeral.


      That is where we separate the boys from the men: real men do not all anyone to step on their heads, and allow politicians to spit in their face, Carbon need to be a man, and put Blackmoore in his place, put Skerrit and the rest in…

    • August 18, 2016

      That is so true back in the days even Desmond Blanchard was on beat before becoming chief there was always police walking the streets and we need to fix this all the comments people posting quite the politics and the hate this is not a joke this is protection for business and the public we should also remember that O.N Philip dib fix the problem when he was appointed as chief in ST.Lucia that was under P.J. so lets think this over this might be a very good idea.

      • August 18, 2016

        Correction to the name was not O N Philip was H L Pierre sorry about the mix up in names

  28. Hamil
    August 17, 2016

    Stop playing politics Dominicans . What Mr Blackmore is saying is so true. I support you sir.Good move, go for it.

    • You need to get some commonsense; Blackmoore is a nobody, what he has done is an insult to Carbon, by simply telling the nation that Carbon is incompetent, and even if all of us Dominicans know that he is problematic, if there is a need to get rid of him, there are many different routs they could have taken.

      Fact is the police do not work for Skerrit, nor Blackmoore! Now if we had a police Chief in Dominica doing his work; performing his duties as the law dictates, he would be effective enough to investigate both Skerrit, and Blackmoore, exposing their gain by corrupted means, confiscating their wealth, and ensure the go to jail for a long time!

      Nevertheless, when people allow themselves to be used by politicians, such are the consequences they suffer!

    • Papa Dom
      August 17, 2016

      I agree too, what he says is true but the question remains why. They took the most unqualified officer bypassed those who were senior to him and made him commissioner. He receives directions from them and their acolytes like tony and dutifully obey. The lesson for public officers is that they are paid to serve the public and not politicians because at the end of the day they will have no respect for you.

  29. SweetS
    August 17, 2016

    Uhmm why a foreigner? Our locals are not good enough?

  30. UHURU
    August 17, 2016

    Blackmore has nothing sensible between his two ears !!!!!

    • Tell the Facts
      August 17, 2016

      The same would apply to you for also stating that.

  31. AAGabriel
    August 17, 2016

    Good call Blackmoore but at the same time the government needs to stop interfering in Police business. In a well functioning Democracy the government is the legislative, the courts are the judicative and the police is the executive and each of them needs to operate independently without interference and within the existing frame of laws.

  32. Ex da lawman
    August 17, 2016

    The top qualfied guy is in the number two chair. What di you expect. The police com. has zero vision. Hobbs deserve the number one spot. Very quaified and experienced. You guys need to stop being political .There is no ned for an outsider police com. Blackmore knows Hobbs is capable of turning the police force around. Weeks should be number two. Give them a chance. Together i know they han do it .

  33. Shameless
    August 17, 2016

    Good for Carbon, let him take what he gets. That is what happens when you allow politicians to dictate how the police should do their job even as far as selecting every recruit. You see, the morale must below when the following things are “ALLEGED”;
    1. The garbadine has no respect for women officers and see them as “something to have”
    2. Only those who play gets promoted
    3. The Chief and his deputy are pulling in opposite directions
    4. Officers are constantly being thrown under the bus when they perform their duties without fear, favor, malice or ill will
    5. Some officers spend their time on radio publicly bashing people and support their party
    6. Transfers are dictated by all dog and cat with connection to the ruling party
    7. The politicians see a total civilian staff in the administrative section with little regard for breach of national security
    8. Police officers a remanded in prison for a alleged crimes which big boys secretly surrender and gets bail at the Chief’s…

  34. UHURU
    August 17, 2016

    A foreign chief of police whose authority and decision making would be controlled by the present govt would be just a useless as the present chief .
    Nice try Blackmoore !!!!!

  35. Blazer
    August 17, 2016

    Alas I feel sorry for Domimca under this DLP
    Government this is how Blackmore Austrie and skeritte
    SEE Dominicans as FOOLS. a bunch of foolish people on

    • Tell the Facts
      August 17, 2016

      Feel sorry for yourself.

  36. NYPD
    August 17, 2016

    I understand you want to make changes to your police force but I disagree with your approach on the situation. You should never have your police commissioner as a lame duck this position is too sensitive. You cannot go out in public and announce you not against bringing a foreigner as a police commissioner. It is wrong and very bad management on your part as his boss. I am for promoting within the police department instead of bringing in an outsider. I can understanding bringing a consultant to help your department but a Dominican should be at the helm of your department.

  37. Memory
    August 17, 2016

    So wha happened to my other comment posted a couple minutes gone by?

  38. Memory
    August 17, 2016

    For too long the people have been telling you Mr Police Commissioner to DO THE RIGHT THING and you were playing stubborn you and your deputy, all ready to fight the people you have a mandate too, but I am happy that the Minister of Justice let you know that the people you and your men were ready to fight and kill for him have the mandate and you all should give us work for our monies. I do not know what he is seeing from within or what is going on within their party but something is not right; all of a sudden, he lets us all know THE PEOPLE HAVE A MANDATE as to what is going on.
    We are a forgiving PEOPLE pull up your socks before it is too late, OPEN THOSE CASES show them you are taking charge as they want you too. Remember Salisbury all the bull that went on there, now they are letting you know technically soon there will be changing of the GUARDS, DON’T FOOL YOURSELF. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE. IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. BE WITH THE PEOPLE. STOP THE CRIMES.

  39. EnfantDiable
    August 17, 2016

    “Uniformed police presence in Roseau “Is that all?

  40. Mike Portsmouth
    August 17, 2016

    Is this man serious. Why don’t he say that government should not get involved like what happening with the present commissioner.. he does the dirty work

    • Tell the Facts
      August 17, 2016

      Who pays the Police Force salary? Something to think about and to reverse your comment.

  41. Memory
    August 17, 2016

    Ok,Mr police commissioner,this is coming from your Boss the Minister of Justice and National Security. You Mr Police Commissioner is responsible, and also your Deputy, to run the Police Force, and you have a mandate from the PEOPLE to do so . He is saying that.
    According to your Boss not enough Uniform Policemen are on the BEAT and and he gave the beat hours so you Mr Police commissioner should fill that and clean up the mess in and around Roseau . But Mr commissioner what about the other very important issues you were supposed to DEALwith like the Gon Emmanuel Case, and other High Profile cases that have been swept under the rug,get them out and process them, take them to the courts.
    THEY HAVE NO MORE USE FOR YOU, SO THEY ARE ABOUT TO THROW YOU UNDER THE BUS. Move over they are telling you, there is another puppet coming to fill your SPOT. Do your work or while it is early RESIGN. Do let them FIRE YOU.

  42. truth
    August 17, 2016

    They cant put someone local back cause right now they dont know whose for them at the same time these positions shouldnt be political.

  43. Anansi
    August 17, 2016

    We have well qualified police officers in the CDPF, who could do a better job than Carbon. However, these qualified men and women are held back by you guessed, political reasons. Are we going to bring down an “expert” and pay them four, five times what the commissioner makes, for him (her) to turn around after four years and leave? The DLP keeps on shooting itself in the foot through its own political biases.

  44. Lang Mama
    August 17, 2016

    When will these so called leaders take responsibility for their failures. Public fsilures is the workers fault. Feeder roads deplorable is because the opposition is not going to parliament. Hodpitals infested with poopool is Lennox Linton fault. Farmers have no market is the farmers fault. Black Sigatoka uncontrolled is farmers fsult. Healthcare woes is the doctor IP. Now Erika taking blows and police under fire.

  45. put put put
    August 16, 2016

    You are part of the problem today. Post your statement:-“Put your hands between your legs,” some people got lazy and even went as far as leaving their desks, then going to to hide in the toilet.

    way lala

  46. Roadside Vender.
    August 16, 2016

    Mr Blackmore i agree with you a 100%. I would also like to see the happen to customs department and the Dominica state prison.

  47. equal rights and justice
    August 16, 2016

    i strongly support you on this Mr blackmoore, not just the city of Roseau but the neighbouring communities as well. we cannot have a police station and police sleeping together we villagers and when we call for assistance phone ringing off the hook. how can you protect us at night and you the police in bed the same time as we. i strongly think that there shouldn’t be police sleeping in stations, it should be on shift and round the clock patrols in uniform so we can identify who you are. its time we feel police presence around Dominica and if the chief cant do it then we should get a foreigner to do the job so there cant be any preference.

  48. Candlestick
    August 16, 2016

    Oh boy!!

  49. Princess Natari
    August 16, 2016

    What am I hearing dere? “He added, “Because at the end of the day I cannot run the police force, neither the Prime Minister nor the permanent secretary, it’s the people who have the mandate and the police department cannot be an entity in and of itself.” Mister fell on his head man.
    But that is exactly what has been happening. Is allu in de cabinet that running de police force: who gets appointed, who get hired, who gets transferred because allu have issues with them or the manner they go about there duties Do some soul searching and see how the present chief is just a puppet. You guys spat in the air it fell on your faces.
    What you are saying right now just shows how things boomerang when you put square pegs in wrong holes. Now you are seeing how incompetent and inept is the management of the police force.

    • Tell the Facts
      August 17, 2016

      We must know who is in charge of the Police Force and how it functions, from the top to the ground level. All who are employed to perform public duties really work for the people.
      The Head is the government who is the primary authority over them. In other words, the boss. He, in turn appoints one of his officials to oversee the duties of the Commissioner of Police and the Deputy Commissioner of Police, who in turn are in charge of the police officers.
      This official, as Mr. Blackmoore has the right to make recommendations on how efficiently the Police Force should be operated and to make changes if need be. This is the best I could describe this all. :)
      Obviously, the PM has a say in all public appointees. You should not be surprised and be critical of his position in this respect. It has always been that way in Dominica.

    August 16, 2016

    Mr Blackamoor , some of what you saying is very true. But as long as we continue playing politics in the security of our beloved country, things will remain the same. Even through we bring in Foreign National to head the Dominica Police Force. but the thing about it . All the heads of department love GOSSIPS. POLITICIAN have to stop playing in the security of the country for there personal selfish reason. Because of politics police officers that doing there jobs diligently with all there heart and soul will not the position the deserve. But on the other hand police officers that will make a point of duty to carry tails, Gossips and lies to the politician and the heads of department will get position, even through they cannot do the work that they are appointed to do. That is very sad. SO when we start addressing all those problem in my beloved country , then we can bring foreign national in to run the affairs of our security. I LOVE MY COUNTRY.

  51. Reasoning
    August 16, 2016

    :?: This is one of a first to the crumbling of the illegal rogues posing as government! The commissioner of police and the police force has the power to remove black mort and his rogue government!!!

    • A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
      August 17, 2016

      Is that why the UWP had only 4 1/2 years?

    • Tell the Facts
      August 17, 2016

      I would think it is the other way. Tell them to try and see what will happen. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  52. August 16, 2016

    I think that Mr. Blackmore is using intimidation .If things are not going well within the police force then Mr. Blackmore should take some of the blame.

  53. looking out
    August 16, 2016

    only foreign thing or people that is good. The Minister must tell us how many police he have in Dominica.Little St Kitts have more police than us ,they even send 80 in Dominica just a few days ago for at least two days.we need to tell people the truth

  54. Kranana
    August 16, 2016

    Elections close round the corner………

  55. August 16, 2016

    run u blkmore and stop ur tricks in which books alu will ever change that …….. commissioner

    • Tell the Facts
      August 17, 2016

      If only there were few of those who criticize, if none at all, who do nothing but that and more doers, Dominica would be a better place.

  56. fatboy
    August 16, 2016

    well spoken sir during the day alone they want to be going up and down wasting gas let them be on duty at all times. get an english man to run the police fore .

  57. A
    August 16, 2016

    Mr. minister stop talking rubbish!!!! Are u really thinking of introducing a foreign national to head the police force, in this politically charged atmosphere. That would be stupidity most excellent. Just for making that suggestion u should be replaced as a member of the Cabinet.

  58. 1979 is now #stop the fliping hypocrisy!!
    August 16, 2016

    im all for that foreign police chief; once he can bring your barber to justice im all for it!

    • Tell the Facts
      August 17, 2016

      I wished you had stated something educating instead of making a personal attack which is irrelevant to the issue.

  59. August 16, 2016

    Go Head replace the Entire force. Only in D/ca.

    • Karate Fundamentals -John Mc Laughing
      August 17, 2016

      China can send a handful of their policemen& women to replace DA\’s that would be a hand full of officers from the billion people they have 300 Chinese police officers coming to Da would be like DA sending .00000000001% of it\’s police force here. After all remember we are pat of the one China Policy.
      In addition to the Chinese having set up our Computer system in Parliament. No D/can outside the Cartel
      of the Neo-DLP( off former DFP gang who infiltrated authentic DLP) know what\’s in the MOU.
      It\’s like Karate fundamentals the MOU which is like the\” Katas\” one does daily during training.

  60. August 16, 2016

    Smh. Look out top Brass, take that as a warning, at the Brow of the Ship, Ray Charles culd have seen that coming, Do not Blame the messenger, Blame instead the capacity to become intoxication by those who when in the force did not do swat, but now low and behold, they coming for your Heads. start cleaning your offices. How long? Not Long? only in D/ca.

  61. Arte El Labore
    August 16, 2016

    Mr Blackmoor, that what you said have been on my mind for a long time now we need to have some good top Scotland Yard police to train most of Dominican police and how to handle people and polititions of dirty and nasty accusations of people without any proof, also their are a political party in Dominica trying to drag the island into the dogs crap, this rubbish have got to stop right now or Scotland Yard and Mi5 should asked to do something about that so called no hope useless party and very ungrateful people.

  62. Big- Bannan
    August 16, 2016

    Papa met.

  63. rough
    August 16, 2016

    Give them proper tools to work and they will work. All criminals walking around with machine guns and 9mm pistols police men cannot be given to do their job. give them vehicles, give them bulletproof vest along with other protective gears. Most importantly give them more money for the long unconstitutional hours they have been working at you all beck and call. Its ppl like you that created the monster called Daniel Carbon and now is ppl you want to help you destroy it? pay off Carbon and send him out because he has done no good to the police force. Because of him it is now at its lowest with no moral at all. Stop the politics and promote those who can and those who are willing to do the job.

  64. Mr. Mention
    August 16, 2016

    I interpret Blackmoore’s public statement re top ranking officials of the Police department to mean that he (blackmoore), is under tremendous pressure from the dictator and therefore he wants the public to know he has done all he could to please his master (the dictator), but the dictator is still not happy. So indirectly he is now telling Skerrit that the mess he and the dlp administration have created in Dominica is irreparable, and therefore his best bet is to go get some foreigner who has no relatives in Dominica to see if they can bring some level of sanity to the situation. In other words, Blacmoore is telling his master to fix the mess because there is nothing he {Blackmoore) can do about it.

  65. PHQ
    August 16, 2016

    First of all when people like Blackmore who has been part of the problem for all those years , promoting Policemen and women whom he know were not qualified for the positions what he expect to happen?
    Never before have we seen this mess in our Police Force.
    During Miss Charles time , this was never happening. In those days Police officer got promoted on merit and hard work , not on carrying news to the pal reps and P.M.
    So Guys like Raburn have stood by and allow this force to go to the gutters that it is in today.
    Carbon was put there simply because he is from the P.M village. Hobbs is the most qualified officer we have ever had in a long time and just because the man is not from Vielle Case you guys did not give him the job?
    So what do you expect? Frustration is at its highest level and I know that because even officers who were wearing Red shirts during campaign time are now saying the force is in a mess. A guilty conscience is the hardest thing to shake off.
    Pick a man…

  66. rough
    August 16, 2016

    Blackmoore you should be ashame of yourself and whoever sent you to belch out this foolishness. If you all are so concern about the police force why dont you all look into all the injustice, victimization and wickedness that the so called chief Daniel Carbon is doing where promotion, transfers and training is concern????????? putting square pegs in round holes. Denying police officers vacation, rest days, pass leave and all other things they deserve by law. sexually harassing his secretary and certain female police officers, promoting incompetent police officers because they are news carriers. These are the things you all need to begin with. In 2016 you have less than 400 police officers policing 70,000 people and you talking about not seeing police on Road? did you ever patrol the streets as a police officer or rather you were hiding in CID doing nothing investigating nothing because you did not have the ability to do it. Police officers are human beings too.

  67. Neverson st jean
    August 16, 2016

    And to all the other officers,the regime is telling u that u are not good enough for the job. U guys have been played

  68. Erasmus B. Black
    August 16, 2016

    Oh Dear! Making a red velvet devil fruit cake with too much water but not enough flour and raising agent is always a recipe for disaster. And getting a new chef later to add more flour to compensate for the excess water will result in the mixture becoming tough and not rise properly. That is why a good chef never miscalculates his ingredients.

    August 16, 2016

    true true true true dat!

  70. WHAT IS IT
    August 16, 2016

    He wants a foreign commissioner because there is lack of policing in Roseau? It just doesnt add up. Make no sense to me.

  71. K. Anselm
    August 16, 2016

    I concur that immediate change in the current leadership of the Police force is needed…However I am against the hiring of a Foreign national to be the C.O.P…
    That truly undermines the talent that currentlly occupies the rank and files…and is truly a blow to the allready low morale.

    • Favoured
      August 17, 2016

      I concur that leadership of the entire country is required. Change that political leadership and all corrupt heads that support them. And only the people can demand that change.

  72. rgonline
    August 16, 2016

    The idea is good but the government and minister responsible for the police, should first discuss that matter together before putting it on the air. That will create bad blood between the government and police.

    • Tell the Facts
      August 17, 2016

      How do you know it was not previously discussed among them?
      When bosses become dissatisfied with staff who do not efficiently perform their duties, they feel a change is needed. No exception in this case.

  73. Mary Jane
    August 16, 2016

    Finally, I hope he is not just blowing hot air and not putting into place what he has just announce on the radio station. In Dominica it is as if the police only work from 8am to 5.30pm.

  74. tj
    August 16, 2016

    I am with you on this one Mr. Blackmore. The DA police Department is not what it used to be. They were ,more accessible when roads was not a commonality. Today it is play Dominos and to hell with the people.

  75. FORKIT
    August 16, 2016

    stupes, to you kingmaker, you appointed de man illegally now you want to bring another boomboomfly from overseas.

  76. joe blow
    August 16, 2016

    “See after all that I have done for you , now you horning me”….carbon

  77. DA citizen
    August 16, 2016

    allu break it so fix it black mor.

  78. cameron
    August 16, 2016

    Blackmoore i have one question for you.How can a police chief and deputy take control,whe you have a dictator,I think you the the prime minister have been setting these guys up to fail,and both of you come up with this hogwash to bring in a foreigner,this is all part of the regime you all are setting up to remain in power forever,but be not afraid my friends,the almighty will free Dominica from the corruption,its a matter of time.

  79. August 16, 2016

    The cheif personnel officer, all the permanent secretaries in all the ministries must be foreginers. All of them are NOT doing their work they are aid to do. No wonder the country as it is today.

  80. nonamegal
    August 16, 2016

    AA. If the top cops are not right at this moment polishing their resumes, they well sott. This is an advance warning. How many people get notice that they are going to be fired?

  81. August 16, 2016

    Mr. Blackmoore should go back and review his statement because it is lacking a lot of meat on the bone, firstly , he was once a police officer and how did he performed on the job curious mind would like to know But let’s get back to the topic I do believe we have enough trained and qualified educated persons on Island who can be moved into the job if that’s what they want, why would it be possible for Blackmoor to be speaking about bringing in someone from out side, and if they do it would be someone who would be under their control. Carbon was under their control they say jump and he does and we can see it with most of the cases that were handled thru him.
    It’s up the people to come out and tell the Govrt that the Police Force is there for the protection of the people and Island and should never be a leg of any political party ever.

  82. Thee
    August 16, 2016

    blackmoore having enough food on peoples plate is a more initial necessity. It sounds as if you are trying to bring in a slave master for the Dominican people, i don’t think that’s what they voted for.

  83. Jonathan St Jean
    August 16, 2016

    Mr Blackmore,talk is cheap and I’m hoping that it won’t take the government long to implement this long called for plan to bring in someone from the outside to right the ship.Things are not right and time is of the essence.You seem to want to blame chief Carbon and his deputy only for the mess that is law enforcement in Dominica,but political meddling has a great part to play and Mr Carbon is not a politician.The finger you pointed is pointed back at you and your colleagues.Without delay please get the process started to fix the police force in Dominica

    • 2JStJ de BBC
      August 17, 2016

      St.jean you remain in the misty woods of PA(Philly and chat phat( ask madam what is chat Phat) U were in JA so this should be secondary to u. Am sure shet ells U from time to time \” John U ah chat Phat now!\”
      Your agreement with bringing in someone from the outside demonstrates ur backward thinking .Thought U were with the progressive agenda Fwd ever Backward never on ur knees Maurice Bishop 1979 St.Georges Grenada.
      Jonathan St Jean \”Mr Blackmore, talk is cheap and I’m hoping that it won’t take the government long to implement this long called for plan to bring in someone from the outside to right the ship.\”
      Backward thought process. Come home and plant instead of being useless in Philly& the misty woods of PA. to quote clayton Shillingford. Nice slogan. With boozos like U por DA\’s future.

  84. August 16, 2016

    We must be careful how we treat orhers wen we have position, The minister makes rite, bring in the person from overseas,dat will teach dem dey r der for the people. Not for the ministers. We; the same minister same jump dey foolishly jumping…………:lol:

  85. Jayson
    August 16, 2016

    I agree with you Mr. Blackmore. If the heads cannot manage the police force with the resources they have it’s time to get some new heads who can actually deliver.

  86. Son-of-Sam
    August 16, 2016

    I agree with you Mr. Minister 100%.
    If the present commissioner is not doing his job get him out and get someone who can do it, it’s high time we stop settling for sub-standard service/work while paying the top $$.
    And that should just be for the police force, it should be for every fraction of the government and public service.

  87. Bull Kaka
    August 16, 2016

    Blackmoore, if your Chief of Police and his deputy are both incompetent and as a result, you need to go get a foreigner to do the job, then here are my two humble suggestions:

    1. What about Blackmoore as Chief of Police and Skerrit as his deputy, since they have both failed miserably in their positions as PM and justice minister

    2. We need to get a foreign President, foreign Prime Minister, and foreign administration to run the affairs of Dominica because the damage they have done to Dominica is beyond repair, and allowing foreigners to take over may be our ONLY way out.

    • 2 de BBC in the misty woods of PA
      August 17, 2016

      St.Jean Jonathan would agree he was pushing similar sentiments. U BBC So it looks like JSt J is not the only BBC online. it\’s sad to read these senseless statements/comments so JStJ is not the only boozo online and elsewhere. according to Kakala/bull Kaka animal fertilizer we can bring in JStJ as Agri Minister to see if he can do a better job than the Castle bruce dunce. JStJ R u up to it? Do U remember how to graft or plant lettuce heads. Will U be introducing macaroni seeds to farmers lol!Hahahhahahaha the late \” Farmer FB once told me the price of bananas just keep dropping soon Eugenia will tell us plant macaroni\”- May his soul rest in peace

  88. analy thomas
    August 16, 2016

    I like the fact that you are able to share your views on situations that affect you. It shows a bit of democracy! How then did it turn out so ugly? Is the present chief on his way to retirement and you don’t trust the others?……. or you need a puppet to guard you throughout the rest of your tenure?
    I sure hope that you are not looking at a Chinese, Venezuelan or Moroccan! Why not try the French or British?
    Naaaaa We need our own! one who is ethical, and has social skills! One who can turn people’s differences into positive advantages. One who will say no when things are wrong and yes to things that move this island forward freely!

    • Boetica resident inPhilly
      August 17, 2016

      Analy Thomas is coming to come as we say colloquially. I agree A__ _ hole Thomas A Thomas is demonstrating an upward & positive thought thought process. A Thomas can you educate J st.Jean 4 us?
      I would like to recommend some reading materials to Jonathan st.Jean out there in Philly,PA @ the Green grocery shop on Market Street.

      • analy thomas
        August 18, 2016

        I will current Buetica resident, however I would like you to decode this first. ……… A Thomas is demonstrating an upward & positive thought thought process”.
        Not sure I get it.

  89. ABOLOR
    August 16, 2016

    Tactical move to show dem corps, \”Hey, we de DLP are your bread and butter, so stand with de DLP or else go back to construction and agricultural work.\” :lol: That is just a threat. Not that the polices deserve any better. Dem lazy to RUSS!! Cannot carry out proper investigation – De Government not sending dem over-seas for training, cause dey are in bad standing with the Mighty USA. America all the way, bay bay…

  90. James
    August 16, 2016

    Now you talking my language

  91. A Bastard
    August 16, 2016

    What a mess Skerrit, Blackmoore, and the DLP have brought upon Dominica! All of a sudden we CANNOT get a competent Dominican in Dominica to do anything and therefore we have to bring in a foreigner? Is it a hint that they getting ready to fulfill their secret MOU agreement with China and, they are running out of time? I am just asking because with this irresponsible statement by a security minister, nothing can be ruled out. I mean this is unheard of. Why would the National Security Minister go on national radio with this garbage against his police chief and his deputy? Boy something is cooking. Carbon is from the village of Vielle-Case and, was hand picked by his fellow villager and school mate, Mr. Skerrit, whose house is less than half mile away from each other, Blacmoore going on national radio to expose him? Wait Dominicans the mess of 2005 election is getting better and we shall all see and hear.

  92. Moi
    August 16, 2016

    Boy all you mister have guts … too much we….

  93. Practical
    August 16, 2016

    Is this indicative of the performance of the present “top cop”? So you all muzzle him around; after heeding to your government’s sick dictates he is no longer good.

  94. Jaded
    August 16, 2016

    I support that.

  95. Only the Strong Survive
    August 16, 2016

    Love the hair cut , Im going to get one just like it.Keep on the good works.

    • John McLaughing
      August 17, 2016

      I remember Oliver North\’s haircut in the 80\’s all of America was wearing the hair cut for kicks.
      Maybe a trend should begin to wear the Blackmoore/ Sideburns \” Rayban \”sunglasses hair cut in protest to his style and by extension the cartel alias Neo -DLP

  96. Frank Talker
    August 16, 2016

    Tough words from an ex-cop! But what do we make of all this talk? I am sure the Chief and Deputy have sensible explanations to offer in their defence. For example, the CDPF has been politicised by the current Administration. Even the Chief is said to take orders from the Minister of Justice and other Ministers, on matters which the law leaves to him and him only. Do we believe that it was the Chief who unilaterally decided to revoke the firearm licence of a former Corporal of Police, and that his reason implicates the ex-Corporal only, and not other licenced firearm users? Do we believe that the Deputy does not have what it takes to occupy the Office of Chief, and that there is no political interference in this matter?
    I understand Rayburn’s concerns but I believe he should allow the Police to function without this micro political interference, and if they continue to fail, then the public will surely support his desire for radical change.

  97. Thomian
    August 16, 2016

    I quite agree Mr. Justice Minister but you first should take blame. The police force is too politicized. plus you are choosing the wrong set since many are unable to write a proper sentence much less for a report. Once they voting red, they are onboard. Sir, what do you expect. Bring back the police force please….

  98. Not a herd follower
    August 16, 2016

    Is the cabal recognising that their pet boy is not up to the job?

  99. Neverson st jean
    August 16, 2016

    Mr. Carbon after u have done the regimes dirty work they say u are no good. How do u feel . 1979 will not happen again? How do u feel Dummy

    • Shameless
      August 17, 2016

      Tell him Nevo. So many past officers have spoken to this guy on his micro management and political style in commanding the force. Now he has been thrown under the bus very publicly across the web/ media (trindad express) it is shameful. If I was in his place I would retire forthwith. The man has not taken vacation in 10 years plus for fear a promotion would pas while on leave and now as commissioner he afraid to go because he knows his deputy will outshine him. The veil that men do live with them….

      Always Assertive! :twisted:

  100. %
    August 16, 2016

    Do what you want re Carbon and the police force…DLP politicians have caused many police officers to compromise their values and integrity,on the alter of political expediency…The same has occurred in other institutions…So after using him,and chewing him up,dispose of him…I remember the GON Emmanuel attempted murder,the search at honourable Lintons home,the list of names given to the FIU, with instructions from the CHIEF,Skerrit calling upon his goons to go harrass UWPites…Professionals dont mix their profession with politics…HE MUST TAKE WHAT HE GET….I WELCOME IT!

  101. josh shaw
    August 16, 2016

    well officers starting from the top to the bottom, u were given a lot of political appointments and as a result u all did not perform. now Blackmore and them vex. go solve d fire bombing, go investigate the panama papers, go investigate all the white colour crime that u all were tuninig a blind eye before u all get d boot!

  102. Righteous
    August 16, 2016

    ” He added, “Because at the end of the day I cannot run the police force, neither the Prime Minister nor the permanent secretary, it’s the people who have the mandate and the police department cannot be an entity in and of itself.”

    Sir but you are the Minister of Justice and National Security and your department need to provide the necessary resources so that the Commissioner can effectively run the force. Although I agree on more accountability across the board in every department of Govt from Housing, Education, Youth, and Sports, just to name a few, I do not like your approach of basically threatening to fire someone from their position on National Radio. In my opinion you have just lowered the morale of the entire police force by publicly showing a ‘vote of no confidence’ in the leader. A private meeting expressing your concern and consequences if things do not change is more professional and warranted; not just running your mouth on “Talking Point”.


  103. Shaka Zulu
    August 16, 2016

    Lol. This is too funny. All you need to do is make the commissioner position an elected position not selected. That would mean they are truely answerable to the public and not politicians. Every 4 years have election.

    • Tell the Facts
      August 17, 2016

      Who would pay his salary? Would it not still be the government?

  104. louise
    August 16, 2016

    u see, dominicans and the public servants must learn to be professional at all time in their duties,,,,this black labour regime will always place the blame when things are falling apart on their very supporters and that’s factual.

    but dominicans are so dunce droll laid back kinda a people it’s amazing, all other islands are making strides but the brainless dominicans sit their hoping something will fall from the skies..

    that’s why dominica will continue to be boasting proudly of been the Poorest and Slowest economy due to their high level of ignorance in dominica…..smh…

    • 'No Respector of Persons'
      August 17, 2016

      Brother, you are so right and it is not getting better. They lack professionalism. They do not know the meaning of this word at all. SAD, SAD, SAD.

  105. August 16, 2016

    Skerrit and the DLP have contaminated, every institution and organisation in Dominica, Carbon was only doing what Skerrit is expecting of him, so dont come now and try to throw him under the bus, because moral is low and the people dont have confidence in the police

  106. papa
    August 16, 2016

    What they looking for at 2 in the morning rats to much politics in the country

    • John McLaughing
      August 17, 2016

      Economic citizens/denizens going into banks (ATMs) 2:00 AM doing withdrawals- Papa ! is not a Ghost town nah!

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