Man injured in Roseau Market cutlass attack

dno news 1One man is nursing injures at the Princess Margaret Hospital after he was attacked with a cutlass in the Roseau Market on Saturday morning.

The police have confirmed the incident.

Circumstances surrounding the incident are unknown at this time but it is reported that people shopping at the market were shocked by the horrific act.

The extent of the man’s injuries is unknown.

DNO is attempting to get more information on this incident.

On Friday night a man was killed, reportedly after he was attacked with a cutlass in Wotten Waven.

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77 Comments

  1. Aizen
    September 23, 2013

    Da is a spot man does get chap over the sompliest tings, so fellers have to put themselves in order and respect scene

  2. trolol
    September 22, 2013

    Smh, looking like people suppose to start walking with their cutlass like is samurai they be… :lol: :lol:

  3. Distured
    September 22, 2013

    Don’t know what was going on through the minds of both parties but i do hope with this it is square.

    Stop the cycle of hatred! Instead, suffer through with peace.

    The easier choices in life are always the wrong ones, spiritually.

  4. meet your MET
    September 22, 2013

    My problem with ya’ll is that, how can I as a youth of my country respect my fellow youths when on a daily basis the leaders of my country( Hon.Skerit. & Mr. Linton) cannot come to terms to move the country toward. They dont see eye to eye no matter what and this needs to change. Set an example for me, for us. Until then, we hav no choice but tol embrace crime

    • S
      September 22, 2013

      People do not have to see eye to eye. They just need to learn that they cannot force others to do what they want. You thin the PM and Linton going to physically fight? Young people need to brush things off and move on without bring violent. That’s a stupid excuse for violence.

    • trolol
      September 22, 2013

      Hold this dislike :lol: :lol:

    • Justice and Truth
      September 23, 2013

      When will some of you cease blaming the government? Parents are responsible for the nurturing and discipline of their children. This is where it begins, in the home.
      The government or any leader does not send them to commit crimes. They deiberately commit crimes and therefore must pay the penalty.
      Need I say further that people are responsible for themselves?
      In bygone years there were no such crimes/murders and on a wide scale throughout the island. So what happened to the youths as they grew up?
      Some live a godless life. This is why the crime/ murder rate have escalated. Place the blame where it belongs, on the perpetrators.

    • Anonymous
      September 23, 2013

      The fact that your political leaders can’t compromise and get along is not a reason for you to take your life in such a direction. If you or your fellow youths commit a crime its on you and only you and your leaders will still be leaders and not getting along. One’s the leader, the other is the opposition and that’s how it’s always gonna be. You’re responsible for your actions and your life regardless of how your leaders behave, anything else is just an excuse..

      My two cents!

      • monster
        September 23, 2013

        let e try hard to put it in a nice way without cursing…….its people like you that is stuck in that mind controlled system that got you thinking that law exist.to skerrit himself his saying is money talks and bullshit works and he doesn’t give a damn about nobody except his pockets.so get your head out of the clouds its floating on and forget about government and look out for your self,cause they themselves break their own laws they create.

    • R.
      November 28, 2015

      That is not taking responsibility for your OWN actions. Just because the leaders are corrupt does not give you license to copy. Be the better and bigger person and do better and right by yourselves, your family, friends and community. Governments will always be corrupt, that does not mean we also must be. Be better, be greater!

    • S. S. B
      May 22, 2016

      Rubbish! Go to school, read books, you can be anything you put your mind to regardless to what transpired criminally on the island.

  5. "O" STRESS"
    September 22, 2013

    Every time there is surge in crimes in Dominica like in any other Country quite naturally persons will react. I have no problems with that. But to blame Tom, Dick, PM or harry is so shallow It makes me wonder if the same persons doing the blame game has any positive contribution{S} to make for the betterment of Dominica. “SMFh” persons must remember we all in this together crime affects all of us therefor we all have to play our part to eradicate the Malcontent elements living in our mist.

  6. Justice and Truth
    September 22, 2013

    Dominica is in need of some stringent laws. Some people are unruly. As I have stated, they cannot control their temper. They go through life in this manner and think whenever they have a problem, they should go for their cutlass or if they have it in their hand, they should use it.
    The police will have to find out what was he doing with a cutlass. Was he one of those vendors and what caused him to use the cutlass on the man? He does not care if he kills him.
    The law should make this clear.
    Unauthorized people, i.e., if not a vendor who sell coconuts or root vegetables as dasheen and yams, should not be carrying a cutlass. Failure to comply, if caught with a cutlass they should be arrested and charged.

  7. right-on
    September 21, 2013

    2 things, 1. don’t sell cutlasses to persons who do not have a certified farmer’s liscence and 2. please re-enact the death penalty…..please!!!

  8. Natiwel
    September 21, 2013

    SkerritDoThat & Others. Election coming and Allu start again. All over the world violence is on the increase. is SkerritDoThat? Grow up,so we can listen to you in mature conversation.

  9. aiaiaia
    September 21, 2013

    pray

  10. sad
    September 21, 2013

    walls of jerico

  11. Anonymous
    September 21, 2013

    Society is lacking leaders and role models.. Who in the world is advocating peace. All we see is so much war and destruction. People are following what they see.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2013

      If everyone were to follow what they see what would the world become? Blame it on those who are ignorant, have no sense of godly direction, no love and respect for their fellow people, are bad-tempered, cannot communicate without raising their cutlass or another weapon and care not for others. This is only a sprinkling of their problem. These should attend an anger-management course and taught love and respect for others.

  12. @£ havnfun
    September 21, 2013

    Nassief should stop sell cutlass

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2013

      I gave you thumbs up. I had to laugh at your comment. :lol: However, if they cannot use a cutlass, they will use something else.
      The government will have to give out a license for purchasing and owning a cutlass just as a gun.
      Consider those terrorists who have guns. Someone supplied them with the guns. I feel they should cease manufacturing them.

    • BEB
      September 22, 2013

      Tell me , when the real farmer wants a cutlass, should he send to order one overseas, how long would it take to reach that farmer?

  13. ferds
    September 21, 2013

    crime just start in dominica,am even scared to be out at night. murder,stabbing and robbing ,whats happening to dominica.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2013

      Sadly, this is what it has come to.

  14. SkerritDoThat
    September 21, 2013

    Huh! It is time Dominicans make the link between Government policies that create crime in society cause when Chavez became president of Venezuela crime sky-rocketed in his reign, i am not blaming skerrit but i am just saying 15 years ago these kind of crimes were unheard of in our peaceful nature isle.

    • Proud dominican
      September 21, 2013

      Tell them on Q to stop preaching violence. I have never heard the PM mention one word of Violence, is Ske… 15yr of gove.. have nothing to do with that. what you need to do as a Domin… is to condem it. What if it was one of your family, is 15yrs that would be the cause. BE POSITIVE.

    • Anonymous
      September 21, 2013

      15 years ago we did not have DNO. The was happening ok.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2013

      There were also no deportees. Do not blame the government. Blame the godlessness and wicked hearts of those people.
      Keep in mind, in those days there were no TV, Internet and computers. These have contributed to crimes. It is what they see and read about and copy.

    • Tijhan
      September 22, 2013

      bollocks! Dominicans have been hashaying each other from time.

    • budman
      September 22, 2013

      actually crime did NOT skyrocket during Chavez’s reign. it was always bad. It is a gross inaccuracy to suggest that it skyrocketed as a result of Chavez and his policies.

    • real possie
      September 22, 2013

      Now let me get what u saying u not blaming the PM but your name is SkerritDo That hmmmm and u had that name for a while now,now to debunk some of your myths,policies that were put in place the stadium DA getting more matches now than Antigua so theres some income there,water projects alot of us don’t have to bucket water from the roadside to the house,the rehabilitation of the roads trust me i wld know i almost had a bad accident going to ST Joe by being in the right lane trying to avoid a creater in the rd.The cooking gas for granny,the gas for fishing and lots more,now show me the policies put in place that caused all these crime am waiting.The US is sending all the bad eggs back to their country these guys start training the young minds u in these lands now i will blame them though cause laws shld be changed now is no way portsmouth police station doors still close at 6 no patrols at night my other thing is the police chief should be some one from another OECS country so if some one can’t get the locals to do their job they will get it from the chief.PS in the future please change your handle to anonymous when making claims like this but thats how u all are so bold see progress in u all eyes then turn around and tell dominicans nothing happen in the last ten years.

      • real possie
        September 22, 2013

        crater

    • an observer
      September 22, 2013

      when uwp come back in power there will be no more crime, no more drugs etc, etc. everything will be fine and we all will be leaving peaceful lives, no more pain and sorrow, no more death to.

  15. 4u2c
    September 21, 2013

    Guys! Guys!! Times are hard but u must not make it harder by hurting each other…!! We can do better!!
    We either learn to live together as brothers and sisters or perish together as fools!!
    Let us get this right bro, cool down those tempers!!

    • Lang yo
      September 21, 2013

      “Guys guys” the guys you are trying to address don’t read such comments on DNO. Only have time for T.V and violent movies. I personally blame the Government. Ours is a “BAIL” government encouraging crime to keep people focused less on what government is doing (under cover) and more on the violence. This is all a scheme.

    • --
      September 22, 2013

      they need to smoke more treez to cool down the tempers.. too much liquor and cocaina!!

  16. Sunshine
    September 21, 2013

    This is so sad

  17. diamond t
    September 21, 2013

    :oops:

  18. Sherlock Holmes
    September 21, 2013

    He stole watermelon?

  19. September 21, 2013

    Dudes,dudes , take it easy . Come on my brother doe hurt your brother .

  20. Morihei Ueshiba
    September 21, 2013

    Ok Skerrit enough is enough, maybe it is time we get someone to clean up Dominica. Our safety in jeopardy. 8)

    • yessah
      September 21, 2013

      i really wonder how comes allu sot so.

    • Lovely
      September 21, 2013

      Jeez man you all like to make every thing political

      • Anonymous
        September 21, 2013

        Because it easier to blame something or someone else , people need to tske responsibility for there own actions,

    • September 21, 2013

      What does skerit have to do with that . Why can’t every citizen do some self cleaning and stop hating and killing their brother and sister. Government laws won’t deter crime. People’s faith in Jehovah does

    • fil
      September 21, 2013

      That’s ridiculous blaming the man for everything that happens in Dominica, please people stop accusing the guy for people’s stupid behavor.

      • Justice and Truth
        September 22, 2013

        Ignorance cause this and/or wickedness of heart for blaming the PM.

      • SMH
        September 22, 2013

        A hungry man in an angry man. The govt. Have all you hungry.

    • Anonymous
      September 21, 2013

      Only negative people would continue to make such comments. While you’re wasting your time over and over again on Skerrit, remember the song of Lucky Dube: “If you cant say something good about somebody….just shut up!”

      • Anonymous
        September 21, 2013

        someone did shut him up i guess he was no tsaying anything nice either

    • Disgusted
      September 21, 2013

      Apparently to you it was skerrit with the cutlass!!! How stupid can we be. Do yall see Americans blaming their president for violence?!?!? Be real.

      • Not Happy
        September 22, 2013

        Americans are not blaming their president but the president has a responsibility to deal with such issues. I think Skerit should take a deeper look and address these issues before things gets out of control.

    • September 21, 2013

      Although I agree that something needs to be done to get the criminals off the streets and enough is enough, but we ourselves should clean up our streets. Skeritt is cleaning up his streets.

      • Tijhan
        September 22, 2013

        so basically the prime minister’s interests are not the same as those of the people he is supposed to be serving?

    • Come on
      September 21, 2013

      Why everything that happens in this country, the prime minister has to be blamed. Why blame him for people stupidity. He can’t tell people how to think. We’re all grow n have minds of our own. Dominicans need to learn to think before they act and speak.

    • Proud dominican
      September 21, 2013

      Clean up yourself first.

    • Neg domnicque
      September 21, 2013

      You are so right, I can’t agree with you more, but when some people hear Skerrit name mention all hair on there body dose stand up as Skerrit is a god, when an organization is not doing well it is obvious that the leader is to be blamed.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2013

      You can start by giving God his dues, worshipping him and fervently praying for yourself, for other nationals and Dominica including those criminals that they may change.

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      September 22, 2013

      MORIHIE, you might have a point, it’s a while de PM said he is going to apply DRAGON LAWS IN D/ca, so far is mosquito laws going on. ..the criminals don’t think once now… when the noose is applied ,criminals will think twice.

  21. Baglady
    September 21, 2013

    :cry:

  22. Malgraysa
    September 21, 2013

    All the time we seeing young policemen & policewoen walking around Roseau with their ticket book to try and get some revenue for Govt. Yes, that is important but far more urgent is prevention of crime and I would like to see a “stop & search” action programme initiated. Anybody found to carry an offensive weapon must have it confiscated and be fined, immediately. Especially people going to late night parties, search them! Have a magistrate sitting on saturday morning for that. Other countries do it, why not we?

    • Helas!
      September 21, 2013

      The police isn’t to blame for that check your govt. for the appropriate legislation

    • September 21, 2013

      We are calling forthe return of TIYANI BEHANZIN to deal with all these crimes that are rampant on the Island he was doing a good job but the jealousy of other Magistrates and Lawyers forced him out and look what is happening it looks as if crime is a business and we have to do all in out powers to stop the trend can you imargin in the MARKET no one is safe anywhere.
      I also believe that the owners and other persons who are having those late night parties should have some tough rules in place like checking every one that comes thru the door for weapons, liquor and other unsafe items have a few bouncers all over create employment just for the night and when the evening is over you would have had a safe and healthy evening.

    • Yesjayson
      September 21, 2013

      So innocent people have to give up their freedom just for the sake of a few vagabonds?

      Stop and search can backfire in the public’s face so bad it’s just not funny.

      More visibility of uniformed police patrols night and day is the first (and most important)step to take and more recruitment of special constables to make up the numbers.

    • BEB
      September 22, 2013

      When the shoe would be on the other foot, you yourself would turn and say “police harassment”
      Don’t u think that those police officers passing with ticket books in their hands would see a crime like this and close their eyes to it?
      I can also see that crimes are becoming a business now a days, after a crime, the lawyers are going down to the Bank.
      All I’m saying is bring back the “Cat-o-nine” and a Bonds Man

  23. Suggestion!
    September 21, 2013

    DNO, I don’t understand how you release your comments. You keep releasing the newer comments before older ones, sometimes days later, making the newer posts seem nonsensical in many cases because the comment has been made already or addressed by another blogger. The idea should be first-in-first-out or first-come-first-serve. This type of release would make more sense.

  24. hell hath no furry!
    September 21, 2013

    Ok…so is it a trend now????? Friday one Saturday two….come on ppl. Stop before others get hurt

  25. dominican abroad
    September 21, 2013

    What is happening to this peaceful dominica i know? Just lastnite they had a killing not yet Dawn n u telling me another incident again. Ple of dominica learn to Love your and cherish each other. Remember you didnt give life so dont try to take someone elses becuz this will hunt you forever………

    • dominican abroad
      September 21, 2013

      Correction learn to Love your neighbours!!!!

      • Nudibranch
        September 21, 2013

        They have been loving their neighbours, didn’t you see the videos? 8-O
        Time for the police to be a little more active than standing on street corners hissing at the passing women like a nest of snakes. The new recruits walk around town holding their ticket books yet cant measure 5m from a corner in order to write a ticket, maybe they not got pens.

  26. John Doe From The US
    September 21, 2013

    Ban cutlass outside of the farming/bush areas. Make police should be able to make an automatic arrest for having outside of the above cited areas.

    • OLD HAND
      September 21, 2013

      You forget a set of people selling jelly coconut in the market…what you expect them to open them with? And sugar cane?

      • Truth be told
        September 21, 2013

        Don’t be a jackass! Knives are banned in England but a chef found with his knives will not be charged. Vendors can be exempted from a ban of cutlasses in public places! Yes, consider banning cutlasses in public places unless you are a vendor!

    • Ashamed
      September 21, 2013

      When I was growing up it was an offence to carry a cutlass in public without a sheath. I was always told that a cutlass must be carried in a bag. When did this law change or was it really a law? For whatever it’s worth, there is an alarming top to bottom breakdown of law and order in this country where everybody thinks that they can break the law with impunity.

    • frenchii
      September 21, 2013

      I love this comment…..regulations on cutlasses..they are just as dangerous as the guns now….they are now used to butcher people instead of cut bushes….police wake up….all departments need to step up on this island…robberies getting more sophisticated and killings are more rampant….the police are in their beds sleeping when its dark..when they should be patrolling 24/7….theres somethn called a shift system mr policeman….

    • Shameless
      September 21, 2013

      That has already been addressed in the laws. I think it is found under Chapter 52 of the Dominica Revised Laws of 1961 and referred to as “Armed With An Offensive Weapon Without A valid Reason For Being Posession Of The Same”. But “Change Must Come” to this blessed land soon.

      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

    • John Doe From The US
      September 21, 2013

      I agree with truth be told. I also wanted to clarify my statement..
      The second sentence should have said that the police should be able to arrest people that are outside of the farm/brush areas.

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