Man gets four years for looting

A man has been sentenced to four years for looting in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

He was sentenced at the St. Joseph’s Magistrate Court.

Reports are that he pleaded guilty to looting at the Fine Foods Warehouse in Jimmit.

It has been reported that police found a number of items in his possession including a solar panel, three batteries, a chiller and a transformer, among others.

There was widespread looting on the island following Hurricane Maria.

In the aftermath of the storm, the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) said the private sector in Dominica was dealt a major blow because of looting.

Some have described the matter as the “human hurricane.”

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16 Comments

  1. November 30, 2017

    The looting was done by thousands and thousands of people from all walks of life from all over the country. The police left a vacuum where good people did bad things.

  2. Let The Truth Be Known - Original
    November 14, 2017

    Keep this on the books. Let it be a lesson for others in the event, some years from now a storm/hurricane strikes.
    If they are hungry and loot for food to eat for them and their family, it is another matter but to go to a business specifically to steal their supplies which they will need for the country is another matter.
    From what I heard some of them, after looting, they destroyed the place. It is the height of wickedness. They lack discipline and consideration. Four years is insufficient. Hope he learns a lesson from this imprisonment. Hard labor should be his lot.

  3. Resilience
    November 12, 2017

    So what about the big guns who were looting and so and so even have them on camera, your picture come out, eh? Not condoning stealing and lawlessness, but Maria come for all of us…. Maria good for you she good for me too…. God doesn’t like ugly Dominicans, all you not learning none at all then, more arrests that’s my point. So because is big man place he loot then, what about the big man that looted so and so, answer rasta answer….

  4. Mahaut
    November 11, 2017

    Let them clean up the place with orange jumper …the government need to use prisoners to help clean dominica hard work for your crime

  5. LOOT?
    November 11, 2017

    What about those who loot the treasury

  6. I CARE
    November 11, 2017

    with all that looting i heard only one got caught awah nah..

  7. mine
    November 10, 2017

    They should search for all the looters that did more damages of what maria did not do send them to jail hard labor.

  8. Anonymous
    November 10, 2017

    What about the others that were looting too .. so is one set to face d prison . Aa…dats y d country will stay backward…bunch of idiots ..

  9. God is my leader
    November 10, 2017

    All those that are saying the sentence ia bour. I hope there cupboard is empty. Hyprocrites. All of allu loot. Some way some how

  10. jihan
    November 10, 2017

    Please print the idiots names,expose them please,they cause the good hardworking people out of jobs 4 years is not enough.

  11. Brinsley John-Rose
    November 10, 2017

    aow, what is wrong with PUBLISHING THIS CONVICTS NAME when you di fro the other in Portsmouth, do I sense some sort of CLASSISM going on with DNO?

  12. November 10, 2017

    Good job, they should hunt them down and put them in Prison , they did not loot for food to feed them self or there family they loot cus they are wicked , why loot Courts and dawsco excetra why ? the are common criminals .

  13. FOur years
    November 10, 2017

    Four years for looting…..When will the world ever change….White collar criminals will never be convicted… poor helpless criminals are always dealt the fastest and swiftest blows…. Was the gon emmanuel case ever tried…. Law….Its for only who can Afford it…I say commit crimes and get you a good lawyer like mr skerrit…maybe he will be able to hold up court proceedings and file an injunction..
    Can never have faith in the justice system..When its for only who can afford it..

  14. Justice
    November 10, 2017

    What about all the idiots that were looting in Roseau

    • TeC
      November 10, 2017

      Some of which they know very well but act like they don’t.

  15. G
    November 10, 2017

    Must sentence them with had labour

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