Man charged for murder of Layou bus driver

Gerald Tony Etiene
Gerard Tony Etiene

The police have charged a man with murder in connection with the killing of John ‘Ferdie’ Blaize, a bus driver from Layou.

43-year-old Gerard Tony Etienne of Fond Cole is now on remand at the state’s prison.

He appeared in court on Monday.

He is represented by attorney at law, Zena Dyer.

Preliminary inquiry into the matter is set for August 13, 2013.

Blaize was found around 11:30 pm on Wednesday April 17, in a pool of blood at his house in Layou.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The police said Blaize had injuries to his head.

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  1. verna
    May 4, 2013

    i hope he see’s blaize spirit haunting him in his cell till he go mad and i hope they hang him so that he can feel the same pain blaize felt when he killed him and that justice will be served for blaize

  2. sar
    May 1, 2013

    that baby the parents say that fall from the steps police need to investigate. police do your job well. too often baby dying accidently and no one is charged. baby is fighting for his life at PMH

  3. yes i
    April 30, 2013

    i hope they frow mister key

  4. mice
    April 30, 2013

    hang him

  5. Voice_Of_The_Poor
    April 30, 2013

    We need rehab for dem fellas.

  6. April 30, 2013

    young man exhale before you find yourself in jail

  7. Anthony P. Ismael
    April 30, 2013

    Dominican Judicial System: Possession of a controlled substance: Many years behind bars.
    Conviction of Murder in any degree: Get out of jail free card.

    • WhiptIt!
      April 30, 2013

      Truer words…have never been spoken.

    • Morihei Ueshiba
      April 30, 2013

      U forget ministers thiefing lying, it is OK with dem. :mrgreen:

  8. awa wii
    April 30, 2013

    dont you all think they should bring back hanging
    that way we can get rid of the bad eggs,

  9. fed up
    April 30, 2013

    the justice in dominica ENCOURAGE the criminality, every time a murder get bail, another crime following. When u go court in dominica and u are the victim, they make u pass for a criminal. THE JUSTICE IN DOMINICA IS THE BIGGER KILLER !!! :cry: :?:

  10. Malgraysa
    April 30, 2013

    Evil stalks this land. Greed has become our creed, paranoia our diet and disrespect our latest fashion. Who is going to redeem us?

    • Lament
      April 30, 2013

      I hear this request as one made by the Apostle PAUL WHEN HE CRIED OUT FOR HELP. Who shall deliver me from the body of this death, he cried. But his concluding verdict was, Thanks be to God for His son Jesus Christ. Sear this is our only hope

    • Anonymous
      April 30, 2013

      O that is true not Dominica alone all over the the world, Caribbean kids, those key words is their name, wat a shame, blows I think will free them, back to the old days, when u get blows for those things, god help them. Pls.

  11. Justice and Truth
    April 30, 2013

    I am deeply saddened that yet another Dominican resident lost his life. What did he do to that man who murdered him? This is what Dominicans want to know. They hear of people murdered, perpetrators arrested but they may not hear the reason why they were murdered. On occasion those murderers are bailed out.
    Court System, I am warning you, when you allow murderers out on bail you are answerable to no other than God who wants his children to live in happiness and peace, free of fear of those who are governed by Satan, the detractor and destroyer of our souls, who govern those criminals/murderers.
    Dominica is a small country. People should be living in love, happiness, peace and harmony. These escalating murders should not be allowed to continue. Those who commit crimes must pay the price – lifetime sentence with no parole. The death penalty should be restored.

  12. Anonymous
    April 29, 2013

    Smh! Tipical dominica ike to run their mouth

  13. Lee
    April 29, 2013

    I’m glad someone is arrested for murdering this man. I hope his not back on the street on bail. Too many killings in the place the system should handle this more seriously.

  14. Observer
    April 29, 2013

    People need the Lord

  15. fil
    April 29, 2013

    sorry wicked

  16. St. Joe massive
    April 29, 2013

    . the law punishes a human hard for a little five bag, and on the other hand the one who created the worst act, which have murdered an innocent person is setted free. the law needs to put a change to this and put it the other way around. R.I.P blaize, we are already missing you, you will remain in our hearts!!!!! :cry: :( :-|

  17. A friend
    April 29, 2013

    Rest in peace Blaize, you were such a kind and jovial man…my deepest sympathy goes out to your family and may they find peace and trust in The Lord for He knows best…….you will surely be missed……REST IN PEACE.

  18. layou
    April 29, 2013

    i hope blazie come to him in his jail cell

  19. g-force
    April 29, 2013

    awa we boy :( :( :(

  20. Ria Samuel
    April 29, 2013

    Government has nothing to do with this satanic act. You give them jobs but they rather to sit and smoke and think of the next person to target. My beautiful country has become like the rest of the world. The Devil is working overtime and the system is too lenient.

  21. eva
    April 29, 2013

    this man looks like he has just been resurrected from the dead. My God what a horrific face!! This man needs a facelift! Hopes he gets one in the jail. Damn

  22. Concerned
    April 29, 2013

    Goodwork toour police force althoughmost of the time they slow….. Wish the family of Blaize greatest sympathy. and will surely miss you especially late nights when it have a big event somewhere around Dominica.

  23. me
    April 29, 2013

    by tomorrow he out.

  24. Anonymous
    April 29, 2013

    Waiting to see the defence Ma Dyer going to put up for you. Weh, weh, weh!
    Largent ca faire bagai!!

  25. Fondcole
    April 29, 2013

    Fox, boy, back in the days you used to be real cool, what happen? Did that gangster lifestyle get to you? Dominican youths stay away from that gangster lifestyle and mentality, you will regret it in the end.

  26. Let's talk
    April 29, 2013

    Cudos to the law enforcement…

    Now we hope that Blaize’s family can receive justice from our justice department

  27. Morihei Ueshiba
    April 29, 2013

    Skerro give dem jobs.. Tim Tim give dem jobs..Ambi give dem jobs, can’t u see the people crying for help, make Dominica proud and change course make a difference in the lives of your people. It is not about getting rich think of your people. Do some good for the country of your birth, GIVE DEM JOBS, so crime can stop!!!!! :-P

    • as for my house
      April 29, 2013

      some lazy people will still expect the hard working people to work hard while they sit twentyfour hours on their lazy a(thinking of where you hide your money and how they going to kill you to get it)

      • anonymous2
        April 30, 2013

        You hit the nail on the head.
        Too many no counts that want to steal from others and are too lazy to work and if they do work, don’t do good work and don’t care. So who wants to hire them again…..nobody in their right mind.

    • eh?!
      April 29, 2013

      why he cant/couldnt go and educate himself and get a job??? so ppl in government that cause him to kill??? go throw urself somewhere!! stupid

    • (.) (.)
      April 29, 2013

      What kind of gibberish statement is that? Just because there are no jobs does not give a man the right to go and murder another man.

    • Pj
      April 29, 2013

      AMBI give them jobs. Come Montego Bay in Newtown and you will see the highest rate of misery and unemployment in the West Indies. So mani pips on d road in Harlem and the Parl Rep is so invisible. I hope Skerro doh send mister up again. WE don’t want AMbrose George.

      Let us join hands with DNO to fight down crimes.

    • Corrupt_Bastards
      April 29, 2013

      Mori u have a point if Gerard Tony Etiene was pre-occupied with positive things he won’t be in trouble with the law, but i cannot see how Govt can give them jobs only the private sector can grow and economy i guess Skerrit could improve the standard of living of Dominicans by lowering taxes and easing the laws for business.

    • Justice and Truth
      April 30, 2013

      A man kills another and this is what you are stating? You know that some of them are lazy and only want to live the leisure life, sometimes, living off others. Examine your conscience.
      You have a severe mental problem. You do not think straight. Put the blame where it belongs. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
      Why do you not tell the criminals to turn to God, recognize him, worship him, pray to him, have respect for others and their life and perform acts of love? Dominica would be a better, safer and happier place if they did.
      They are the ones causing havoc in Dominica and placing fear in others, stealing and committing murders. They must bear the responsibility of their actions.

    • Anonymous
      April 30, 2013

      I expect nothing positive from ignorant people like you. Why can’t you for once, post something positive? Go find yourself a job or better yet, if you have one, help a brother/sister ….create some employment for others too. It does not have to be Skerro, Tim Tim and other politicians responsibility….it’s all of us!

  28. as for my house
    April 29, 2013

    43 years ….look more like 103…

    • Justice and Truth
      April 30, 2013

      Life without parole.

  29. ;
    April 29, 2013

    great jobs gus keep it up keep finding those brats. now find who burn de man house and almost kill he and his wife. allu people eh..i know allu already knoww who

  30. Anonymous
    April 29, 2013

    good job keep it find who almost kill man and his wife

  31. looking on
    April 29, 2013

    so how they finding those culprits so fast nuh and up till now they cannot find who attempted to murder emmanuel and his wife in a house with fire..ehe eh..i am glad they find the culprit and hope he gets what he deserves…a dead man tells no tale so he can say what he want he have no right to take the man life he did not give him.

  32. wild flying pig
    April 29, 2013

    we need more men like this wen we start to riot on election day … we have to start the resistance. :lol: :-D :twisted:

    • Justice and Truth
      April 30, 2013

      Are you a practicing Christian? How far do you expect rioting to take you and others who would participate in it? Take this out of your head. It serves no good purpose and will only get you and others who would be involved in trouble with the law.

  33. Sug
    April 29, 2013

    2 days in jail wii.. with $2.00 bail… watch and allu will see…

  34. April 29, 2013

    hang em high

    • Dominiquen
      April 29, 2013

      He will soon be out on bail. :?:

      • Justice and Truth
        April 30, 2013

        Let us hear and see.

  35. April 29, 2013

    good going…god isn’t asleep,thank god blaize can finally rest in peace

    April 29, 2013

    DAT is something else
    anuda bad name for us again
    ALLU not listening fellars
    Cool out
    violence and crime don’t pay
    remember MAMA and then all u cannot do dem tings
    Now when we get into trouble we have “MAMMY BAWLING”—–hunter was not wrong !!!!! WE not listening! STOP DEM GANGSTER LIFE>>>>>>>OUR kids are left fatherless ,with no protection when we on the rest or cemetery or hospital.
    If we love our family we have to change our lives……some of us go GWADA and kill, rape, steal, do drugs, prostitute and all kinds of crime…and we come back Dominica BLINGING…with BLOOD ON OUR HANDS;;;;;DEM CHAINS AND BIKES AND LOTS OF “DIRTY MONEY”–some of allu does BORGAR for it also.
    JAH is no police! He watching all of us and those parents and girlfriends and families and friends that accepting them BLOOD MONEY Pupa Jah watching us and dem things will fall back on our kids if we don’t go on our knees and ask Jah for forgiveness.
    Some of us hate the government and still want to depend on that same government to help us and choose to do nothing productive or positive. Government cana do everything and some of us too lazy to work legally but have all the energies to break the law…wicked we wicked. Some people work real hard to make it in life ; for others to just thief them; that aint right. How can we support somebody enter our place rape our women, steal our property, murder and harm us and return to Dominica to live in luzury as kings…? That cannot be ok Nahhhhhh!

    • TRUE
      April 29, 2013


    • Justice and Truth
      April 30, 2013

      God is patient! He is patiently waiting as we are aging and also when we die.
      Our Lord said to a visionary which is a message for all of us: “They will not be able to hide. He will find every one and give them their just recompense as each one deserves.”
      It is better to do good than to do bad. He kills a man. His blood is on his hands. His blood is crying to Heaven for vengeance.
      The Lord said: “Vengeance is mine! I will repay!” Hell will be their lot. They do not even know how to ask God for forgiveness, to repent, make penance, sacrifice and restitution with a humble and contrite heart which will appease God that he might forgive them.
      This is what the Court/judge/magistrate must inform them rather than have them bailed out and giving them a slap on the hand.

      • Gospel
        April 30, 2013

        Read Matthew Chapter 7 and ask God Almighty for discernemnt

  37. rasta girl
    April 29, 2013

    jah have plans for u

  38. Anonymous
    April 29, 2013

    And what? 3yrs in prison

  39. Ma Toffee - Layou
    April 29, 2013

    what is happening in this country? aRE poeple possessed by the devil? Is from one to the other! if is not one is the other! God help us. Somethin is wrong. I am 67 years, I have lived here all my life this is the worst that I have seen this place

    • Anonymous
      April 29, 2013

      have u been following/reading what is happening in other countries? Dominica is not alone. That does not make it right, but at the same time, don’t be a hypocrite.

    • concerned dominican
      April 29, 2013

      hm……………… every time is a crime by dere and a crime by here……. what happen now them days…. back in those days we didnt have all this going on :-| :-| :-| :( :( :( :cry: :cry: :cry: :-? :-? :-? :?: :?: :?: :?: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :-? :-?

      • d.a crew
        April 29, 2013

        u do see de time commin :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

        • g-force
          April 29, 2013

          which time that comming dere……….. all u like to say what u want we boy :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

      • Justice and Truth
        April 30, 2013

        It is shocking. I am asking myself that same question. I recall those days when we lived happily and in peace. We kept our doors and windows open, the latter even at nights. We walked the streets with no fear even at nights. We were so happy in DA.
        We never thought that the situation would be as it is today. Something is wrong. Godlessness reigns in those people.
        This is where the Government, the Police and the Court System must do their utmost to eradicate such crimes/murders. Collectively, it can be done.

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