Killing in Bataca

The scene where the incident took place
The scene where the incident took place

Police are now investigating an incident which led to the death of a man in Bataca.

The incident occurred around 1:00 am on Monday, according to reports.

The victim has been identified as Rufus Tyson.

Information reaching Dominica News Online is that Tyson was stabbed in the throat and he has died from the wound.

It is reported that Tyson, who used to reside in Tortola, had recently moved to Dominica.

The body was removed from the scene on Monday morning.

DNO will continue to follow this story and provide additional information as soon as it is available.

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70 Comments

  1. just saying
    January 15, 2014

    you best friend could be your worst enemy.i believe the police should find the “friend” who is spotting some suspicious scratches by his neck.befor stabbing there’s sometimes some wrestling maybe he knows something

  2. NicE n NaughtY
    January 15, 2014

    I hope the criminal is caught and their can be justice for Tyson. R.I.P

  3. January 14, 2014

    That man lived in Tortola for years never trouble a soul very quite and hard working man may his soul rest in peace

  4. gaza
    January 14, 2014

    hang them and shot them to the ground
    :twisted:

  5. Sweetness
    January 13, 2014

    I remember the days when people would make threats and say “I just doing whatever and go jail and sit down.” Guess what, now they are actually doing just that because the punishment for crimes are so minimal that it causes nothing to deter prospective criminals.

    • Mary Black
      January 14, 2014

      The day when life was life has been buried because there is human right.

    • GUCCI1017
      January 14, 2014

      i wish i could like dat a hundred times

  6. Simply the Truth
    January 13, 2014

    Another murder in D/ca. How sad. To my knowledge this is the third one and we are a few days away from mid-January.
    Why would the murderer do such a thing? What satisfaction was derived by killing a brother, a fellow Dominican? I hope he is caught and that the Court deals with him as he deserves.
    How sorry I am to know that the victim just returned from Tortola. If only he knew he would have remained there.
    My heartfelt sympathy to his family. God who knows it all, why your loved one was murdered and who murdered him, is consoling you and giving you the strength to cope in your moments of grief. May your loved one’s soul rest in God’s peace. Amen! Lord have mercy!

  7. FemmeDominique
    January 13, 2014

    So sad. Lets pray for the demonic forces to leave our country. Lord, please deliver us from all evil. Amen

  8. angry
    January 13, 2014

    this BAIL, BAIL ,BAIL THING IS DRIVING THIS COUNTRY DOWN HELL’S ROAD! LORD HELP US!

  9. Volier
    January 13, 2014

    So who dey kill in Guttar dere nah

  10. fil
    January 13, 2014

    So very sad a family is crying the loss of a loved one by the hand wicked bastards. Sir you should stay in Tortola you might be stll alive. RIP Rufus.

  11. Disgusted
    January 13, 2014

    Rest in peace to the family God is in control surrender to him lay it at his feet

  12. Anonymous
    January 13, 2014

    sad :(

  13. DJ Triple Xtreme
    January 13, 2014

    well sah this hit me as shock grew up hearin my mom talk well bout him an his sis, never even hurt a fly. an to hear this happen but lord sees an kno an who ever do this u might get away here on earth but not wen you meet judgement with the highest ranking judge……………………….R.I.P Tyson will be missed……..To the tyson family in tortola an dominica i share my deepest sympathy

  14. Dunstan St. Luce
    January 13, 2014

    Most times it is a small minority of the population who spoil our country’s name. There seems to be an escalation of serious crimes in the region. Example T&T, St.Lucia and even in D/A.It’s a fulfillment of Bible prophesy;”Wicked men and seducers shall wax worse and worse.” Both our crime prevention methods and crime detection seem to be weak in the region. Therefore, the citizenry needs to learn to avoid conflicts which will result in senseless deaths. One of the chief functions of government is to provide safety for its citizen. These are the things that our policy makers need to discuss,find solutions for and try their utmost to reduce the number of crimes in the region.Ultimately, God is on the throne and we ought to fear HIM.

  15. guadeloupe
    January 13, 2014

    Really. Prayers for dominica to

  16. looking out
    January 13, 2014

    they should not kill that guy i no him well he work for what he wanted and also for what he get shame on who ever done that useless man

  17. SHELLOCH HOLMES
    January 13, 2014

    obviously the tiny island you named paradise is out of reach.prayers after the homicide doesn’t materialized. manners and respect for each other could be a start.It is only a matter of time sooner or later, us is going to summoned the prime minister to the WHITE HOUSE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS,WHEN THIS HAPPEN YOU ARE GOING TO PRAY FOR SEVERE HURRICANE.GO TO GATHERINGS AND PRAY.control your children

  18. ex police
    January 13, 2014

    r.i.p uncle, :(

  19. January 13, 2014

    We need to get this hanging thing back these people killing too much people in Dominica bring back the death penalty

    • God Precious
      January 13, 2014

      i agree with that cuz to many ppl getting away with murder.

  20. Love I
    January 13, 2014

    They thought he had money, hope they get those scamps.

  21. change is a must
    January 13, 2014

    What a way to begin a new year eh! This country right now is beyond saving I think!

  22. hybreed_possie
    January 13, 2014

    R.I.p so sorry to hear this

  23. January 13, 2014

    They to bring back hanging maybe that will stop the killing a few year these people are out of prison and the dead

  24. January 13, 2014

    If that’s the case those girls should be collecting their father’s social security money in Tortola because they are under age The Lord will watch over them

  25. January 13, 2014

    That man has two daughters to take care of and they just up and killed the man I hope the family get justice because there’s no justice these days after a couple of years they come out of jail they need to start be hanging

  26. Marinemax
    January 13, 2014

    Our Deepest Sympathy for the death of our co-worker Edward Uncle.. we hope the best for his family in their time of sadness.

  27. January 13, 2014

    Fellow Dominicans, I keep reading over and over that we need change in Dominica–unfortunately the change that you all are calling for is the change of men and women with authority and leadership in our country.

    I am saying unfortunately, because that is not the change that will be effective for the welfare of our Dominica–the change that is so badly needed must come from within each and everyone of us; it is the change for Life and not the continuous action of death that is so rampant among us. There is no “political giant” who will be able to provoke the desire for that change in us–we make up our minds for the desire to change.

    When we have people with no respect for the Life of their fellow man–to the point that they can use a knife, a cutlass, a gun or any of those other weapons of death, as if they were using a toy to play with people’s Life–we have to acknowledge that those people are not acting as human beings; those people need to be put away until it is time for them to return to their primary form of dust–God is very unhappy with the conducts of these people.

    As human beings we were given the ability of “reasoning”–yes we can experience all the emotions that is bad for us–but that is the reason we need the virtue of “self-control” it is one of the nature of God’s Holy Spirit–He who created us to live through Love.

    As human beings we are not supposed to act like the lower animals, the way that so many of us are doing, for we do not want to be treated like them.

    And so, Dear God I call for Your mercy and compassion of Love, on behalf of the innocent and ignorant of fellow Dominica–I ask that You will deliver them from the evil wrath of those who do not know You and Your ways of Life in Love–I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, who is Your Person in Love. Anen!

  28. Love
    January 13, 2014

    They are killing young and old. I am a pure DOMINICAN, and we should not talk about any other countries with their crimes, and we have a handful of people and crime is hitting the roof? What madness and lawlessness and no one in big position is talking. We parents are just as bad, because we don’t say nothing. Our children, if they are bad, they are bad. Cane and Abel is still around. Let us don’t say nothing and we will see the outcome of our country.

  29. concerned
    January 13, 2014

    I am really mad about these senseless killing, my prayer goes out to the family circle and friend who are hurting because of his death, may God KEEP YOU ALL IN THIS YOUR TIME OF BEREAVEMENT

  30. Love my country
    January 13, 2014

    Where is the Prime Minister of Dominica? Where are the Ministers of Dominica? Where are the Pastors, Preachers, Priest’s, President. All those people in high positions, why are they not keeping rallies, and matching, etc.,to denounce these crimes in DOMINICA. If they are not slaying noting, that means that are condoning it. Silence is just as bad.

    Less than 80,000 people in a small country and such high brutal crimes every day. Everyone wants to be in power, but if they don’t denounce these crimes, sooner or later, it will be affecting those people in high position, and it will be too late. I am a Dominican in my 50’s and never see lawlessness in my country like that. Too much cover ups. Criminals are criminals, they don’t care who is in their way, they will cut you off in a heart beat. Sad, sad, sad. See what happened in Salisbury a few days ago. Mass gun men in SUV holding up people in big day light. Lord, look madness.

    And if we don’t protect our police officers, you thing they will want to go out of their way to fight crimes? They are people and they have families. Government take a bold stand against crime, and arm your first responders immediately.
    Criminals are more armed than your police officers? What a shame. Well look row-row. Lord we need you if our Government cannot help us.

  31. proud kalinago
    January 13, 2014

    rip sir,its a very sad day for us here in the territory,i pray that whoever did this to you will face the penalty,to his family be strong god is looking down on us all

  32. texam
    January 13, 2014

    Rip.prayers to your family

  33. tee
    January 13, 2014

    “It is reported that Tyson, who used to reside in Tortola, had recently moved to Dominica.” He used to reside- is that correct????

    • Anonymous
      January 15, 2014

      Yes he lived in Tortola for many years before he returned home in 2011 / 2012.

  34. elly
    January 13, 2014

    Rip rufus

  35. thiny
    January 13, 2014

    Men are so violent….they need about 5 shots of estrogen every year…….the problem is always men…..bad fathers have a worst impact than bad mothersss….a very significant one….men commit the most violent crimes………

  36. Cathy - Tortola
    January 13, 2014

    Uncle, Rest in peace and justice will prevail

  37. JC
    January 13, 2014

    Sad news indeed…I knew in Tortola many years no. very quiet man

  38. Anonymous
    January 13, 2014

    :(

  39. Cathy - Tortola
    January 13, 2014

    Uncle, Rest in peace and juctice will prevail

  40. power HOUSE WESLEY
    January 13, 2014

    MY SYMPATHIES GO OUT TO THE FAMILY OF THIS MAN THIS BRINGS TO MIND WHY SEROUSE CASES TAKE YEARS TO REACH THE HIGH COURT? TO NAME A FEW THE MURDER AT PAGUA BAY. THE MEN ARE ON BAIL MARIGOT CREDIT UNION ROBBERY THE ROBBERY AND RAPE AT CALIBISHIE ON AND ON AND EVEN WHEN CASES COME TO TRIAL THEY GET A SLAP ON THE FINGER OR A TAP ON THE BACK.TO MAKE IT WORSE POLITICIANS AND CRACK HEADS ARE CALLING FOR LEGALIZATION OF THE STINKING PUSH THE FOOLS SMOKE WHILE WALKING WITH THEIR DIRTY UNDER WEAR EXPOSED.PEOPLE GETV CAUGTHT WITH DRUGS ARE CHARED MONEY INSTEAD OF SOLID JAIL TIME AS IF THE GOVT DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE EFECT YHIS HAS ON THE LIVES OF PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY

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  41. Hope
    January 13, 2014

    Why can’t we all just get along?

  42. 4CARS
    January 13, 2014

    When the perpetrator(s)is caught the individual(s)will no doubt be out again amongst us “on bail.” Now, tell me who is to be blamed? If the Government is incapable of curbing violence in that small Island with merely 80,000 people, what’s going to happen in Dominica when all dem foreigners with Dominican passport descend on the Country to reside? My guess is that blood will flow like water. Just last night a couple of us sat at a friends home and were talking of how nice and safe our Country was. Now Dogs are ruling our streets.

  43. SHELLOCH HOLMES
    January 13, 2014

    Homicide: when an enemy smack you on one check you turn the other cheek.when you sense trouble you walk away.They willfully,malicious and felonious set out to kill because they went for the throat.crime of such should be treated as emergency by the courts.These people who committed homicides,do they have a family themselves.I am so confused and disbelief.I cannot find the right word to express my sorrow

  44. kimrah
    January 13, 2014

    sorry for the lost rip

  45. John bess
    January 13, 2014

    This is so sad,may your soul rest in peace rufus,you were a good and quiet man.

  46. JAH GUIDE
    January 13, 2014

    Oh God have mercy on us in Dominica, people are just killing others on our beautiful island and the sad thing, they get bail and are walking on the streets. This is just unfair,no wonder people are getting on that way.

    The powers that be please do something about that, just too much blood on our land.

  47. January 13, 2014

    no law no constution

  48. madman
    January 13, 2014

    So he was stabbed in the neck .why was he stabbed???

  49. toshiba
    January 13, 2014

    god will deal with those in involve…..lord jesus start to work do not give this person or person peace…don’t know the story behind the killing .but you people who think is to take vengeance in you all handz remember god say vengeance is his i pray god that he family will find comfort

  50. Bobby
    January 13, 2014

    RIP uncle gone but will not be forgotten sad right now. Nephew in Tortola

  51. Dominican Cry
    January 13, 2014

    That’s messed up for Dominica. RIP Stranger!

  52. tolaempress
    January 13, 2014

    Well well well this so sad i know this man from tola and he don’t do ppl ntn y ppl the take away ppl life RIP TYSON

  53. Anonymous
    January 13, 2014

    No respect for a man’s life. They do this cause they get bail and walking on the streets.

    • Anonymous
      January 13, 2014

      To many killings in Dominica, on less the Dominican government bring back the hunging those killing will continue. Hung them by their BALLS

  54. you
    January 13, 2014

    R.I.P who ever you are

  55. bigred
    January 13, 2014

    rip uncle the lord will deal with the person who took you away from us

    • willis dew
      January 13, 2014

      PLZ WHO EVER U ARE CALL HIS NAME JEHOVAH DATS HIS NAME.

      • Simply the Truth
        January 13, 2014

        Do not turn this article and your comment into a war of words and set one religion and its beliefs against another. The usual with some of you. This is not the time for it. Save it for another time and somewhere else.
        You correct others but you are oh so wrong. Jehovah is your view. It is not our Christian view and teaching; not the view of the Christian Church and of the Christian world. Therefore, do not force it, your beliefs and teaching down our throats.
        When you stand before Our Lord Jesus Christ for your judgment, you will find out. He is Our Lord, King and Savior.
        These are the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ; his very own words and teaching:
        John 3:16:19 – For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the Name of the only Son of God” – Our Lord Jesus Christ.
        We call our Heavenly Father, Our Almighty Father, one and the same.

  56. Anonymous
    January 13, 2014

    I said it before the corporal and Kenny they moved from that police district will hunt us. These guys were doing crime prevention now we back to crime detection. Thanks mr Commissioner

    • Thinking
      January 13, 2014

      Support you 100% plus Kenny and JJ was doing a great job in the district, however we mourning the death of this man now.

    • truth
      January 13, 2014

      Kenny to careless, if he was here it would not be knife and cutlass. It would be shoot out. Let him learn to secure his guns still

    • ME
      January 13, 2014

      Rest in peace

  57. diva
    January 13, 2014

    Rip ser but Dominica have a lil to mutch crime at that point in time

  58. Anonymous
    January 13, 2014

    Oh dear…. Sorry to hear that. Prayers going out to his family and all affected.
    Prayers for Dominica too..

    • youuuuu
      January 13, 2014

      nonesense is taking the police pickup and parking it in the gulf is that crime prevention

      • youuuuu
        January 13, 2014

        nonesense is taking the police pickup and parking it in the gulfand drink rum whole day and misbehaving is that crime prevention

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