PM expresses absolute trust and confidence in Police Chief Daniel Carbon

Skerrit
Skerrit said he does not believe that Blackmoore has any “profound lack of confidence” in the Police Chief 

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has expressed absolute trust and confidence in Chief of Police Daniel Carbon.

He made that statement following remarks made by Minister of Justice and National Security, Rayburn Blackmoore on DBS “Talking Point” Program earlier this week. Blackmoore stated then that 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.

Skerrit said on Thursday that he doesn’t think the statement made by the minister should be used as a “whipping down” by some members in the public.

However, “That is how our society behaves,” he opined.

“I wish to make it very clear that as Prime Minister I have the absolute trust and confidence of Chief of Police Mr. Daniel Carbon and to call an oath, especially the officers and rank and file of the police force to do their work diligently, because their responsibility is crucial to the economic well being of the country,” he said.

He continued, “The public can rest assured that the Prime Minister who appoints and who disappoints has great confidence in the Chief of Police, and we will continue to provide him with the resources which he requests.”

Skerrit made it clear that he does not believe that the minister [Blackmoore] himself lacks any profound confidence in the Chief of Police.

“I think what the minister wanted to bring across was that there are concerns which the general public has and we have to find a way of addressing them,” he noted.

According to him, safety and security of the state and of course the wider world, is paramount and his government has invested heavily in training, equipping and provision of more adequate housing for the police officers.

Skerrit stated that the government has spent more money in the police force than any other government since the country’s independence, “and I believe we have shown virtual respect for the police force than any government…”

He indicated, however, that the point made by the Minister in respect to having more police officers on the streets is a concern for not only the minister, but for the wider public.

“And we have to find a formula to allow for more uniformed police officers to be in the streets, to allow for uniformed police officers when on duty at the police stations to be in uniform,” he remarked. “It is a matter that I have raised with them over a continuous period of time.”

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127 Comments

  1. Ideal
    August 22, 2016

    Mr. Blackmore is not so stupid to make that statement unless it was discussed with the PM and his company. I think the PM wanted to be the one to announce this as always. He speaks for all the ministers and ministries I am sure this announcement would be made soon Mr. Blackmore just beat him to it. Mr. Blackmore watch your back.

  2. Affa
    August 20, 2016

    Thanks to God our streets are quiet despite the occasional vile incident that some police patrols can help curb using all the bikes. Outside of that police have little work to do beside harassing citizens for marijuana filling up the jails. Legalize Marijuana because criminalization is still just a sinister part of Ameriac’s racist ploy against Black People. Doing so would definitely make the police work protecting us much easier.

    Why? Just consider why marijuana (frequented by Black folks in the US) is classified by US gov’t as a class-A drug among heroine, morphine etc.; whereas cocaine, methantamine and others that make people bite human faces off (frequented by white people) are classified as harmless class-B drugs; That was done to fill the prisons up with Blacks for racist reasons that include denying them the right to vote even after release From their prisons. That would help ease the tension in our country between PM, Blackmore, Police chief etc for the common good.

    • shawan
      August 21, 2016

      Yeah ,blame America for your inept inadequacies.

      • Anony
        August 22, 2016

        Even Trump is blaming America for its enemy inadequacies, who is ‘Affa’ not to say it like it is.

      • Owl
        August 22, 2016

        Then why did the US strong-arm the UN to have other countries follow suit with their ban on marijuana or face funding freeze back when they demanded action on this if they do not want to be blamed? I don\’t intend to be off topic but it is related to police and enforcement.

      • Joni Thomasson
        August 23, 2016

        Why not blame ISIS?

    • Tjebe fort
      August 21, 2016

      Stick to the subject man instead of using this as a platform to promote weed.

  3. 767 i from
    August 20, 2016

    Strupes. Blackmoors played a Trump. He meant it.

  4. dno sucks
    August 20, 2016

    Ofcourse Skerrit has profound trust in the Chief of police I would have also. The man does what he is told to do he works for the Prime Minister and the Labor Prty. He does not work for “Dominica and its interest” Ask me he has no principles. This is not the police dept. I was raised with in Dominica. This really makes me upset. I pain for my country.

    • Tell the Facts
      August 21, 2016

      Such a foolish comment which makes no sense whatsoever. Really foolish. I suppose you comment for the sake of commenting.
      What you have stated, the Chief of Police should disobey the PM. You are not smart. If you had a boss and he/she informed you, even ordered you to perform a duty, would you say to him/her you refuse to do so? If you have any sense you should know that you would be immediately fired for insubordination. Many people have more sense than you.

  5. Memory
    August 20, 2016

    The thing is the Minister of Justice and Security is having a remorse of conscience and thus far is the one saying it as is. This therefore put a fright in the P.M knowing that those words People’s Mandate are serious words and coming from his Minister of Justice and Security it touched a nerve.
    He the PM had to come and tell the People all is well in the Police Force since was the one who placed the Police commissioner in office, but we all know what the Minister was saying and meant. The PM is trying to cool the Minister down by saying the Minister was not saying what WE THE PEOPLE understand it to be. I think that the PM was shocked to hear his Minister talk in that manner and FEARS that the Minister will make the move that they made on our deceased PM PIERRE CHARLES. Since he was brave enough to go against the Commissioner of Police that the PM put in place. Folks keep your eyes and ears open.

    • Tell the Facts
      August 21, 2016

      Well, well, well. That is speaking for him. I suppose you are in his mind to know what he thought and wanted to state before it was stated to the public.

  6. Lang Mama
    August 19, 2016

    I heard that consideration was given to a senior counsel who cannot stand up too well and a vet does have give him his walking stick.
    Have mercy on us if that senior counsel decide to be commissioner officially. He order carbon to do things so if he is police commissioner is now he will give people dog food

    • Papa Dom
      August 20, 2016

      Ha,ha I like dat, I really, really like dat especially the dog food bit. Can you imagine this roug talks about caring about poor people but treats them that way,

  7. Neverson st jean
    August 19, 2016

    Can someone in the news media ask blackmore weather he stands by his statements or was he lying to the public.

  8. Favoured
    August 19, 2016

    Papamet the USA have one Trump but Dominica is loaded with replicas of Trump. The entire cabinot is related to Trump. But its not the first time Skerrit embarrasses Blackmore publicly. At a press conference a question was directed to Blackmore as security minister Skerrit decided he Blackmore will not answers and he will decides who answers. Blackmore said that the Chinese building the E.O. LEBlanc highway were not operating to standard since they were laying asphalt on asphalt and he Blackmore was going to ensure that the Chinese follow standards and he is going to have them rip the road including the asphalt they had already laid and put a proper foundation and compacted base before they can surface. Skerrit publicly intervened stating that the Chinese knew what they were doing and there will be no change in the approach to constructing the road. There are other occasions when he was embarrassed but that’s enough proof that Black and others are Skerrits little boys.

  9. joe hy
    August 19, 2016

    I really thought all the promoters of emancipate your self from mental slavery none but ourselves can free our minds,would support pm skerrit backing a Dominican for commissioner of police.

    • Papa Dom
      August 20, 2016

      Are you stupid or what? Did you hear skerritt say that he wants a local person for commissioner in the future?

  10. Real!!!!!
    August 19, 2016

    This gentleman has continued to show his lack therefore of as a competent and visionary PM.

    He is dismantling his own GOVT by himself!!!!!

  11. Arte El Labore
    August 19, 2016

    Well Well it doesn’t take much to get that lots going is it i asked you, how many times in your house hold you would say one thing and only for the other half to say something else that doesn’t say that the relationship is in trouble is it? I could say lots more but I will not be waisting my time and life with you so called Workers piss party supporters.

  12. jonathan st jean
    August 19, 2016

    The political lightweight,Skerritt,does not understand the long term damage that he is doing to the peac and security of the country.He is infiltrating the police service with so much petty politics and interference that the divisions will remain for a long time after he is out of government.He boasts that his government has done the most for police in the history of the country,but his interference in the day to day running of the force will do irreparable

  13. joey
    August 19, 2016

    skerrit u have right to invest more in police than any government becaue is d same police u uses with long guns to scare us off .any little thing u use d police force against we poor people so u have right to invest in them m

  14. DomiChina
    August 19, 2016

    The Government is bound to support the Police but the Police is not necessarily bound to support the Government. Everyone has that democratic right, but it appears as if civil servants are made to become as slaves that if they don’t support a ruling government then they are kicked out of office. True that this sort of behavior happens in Dominica and elsewhere but this sort of thing needs to stop. I believe if someone is functioning well and there are no adverse reports on the individual, regardless of class, religion ethnicity, political affiliation, according to the constitution, that person should not be made to vacate their office. It is time that suits be instituted against goverments who cause persons to loose their jobs because they don’t support the government. It needs to stop.

    And this this the Rise and Fall of the Dominica Labour Party

  15. DomiChina
    August 19, 2016

    And here continues the division of the Dominica Labour Party and the well prophesied saying, a nation divided amongst itself cannot stand.

    There is no need for damage control. The Minister of Justice is doing the country the most needed justice by regurgitating what is normally discussed in Parliament that is not aired on public radio. When I hear something over and over, it becomes very easy for me to repeat it. What the PM is doing, is trying to cover up what Minister Blackmore said, a statement that the PM trusted would never have been made in the public domain. But the burden was on the heart of the Minister for Justice to do both himself and the country justice and let the people of Dominica know what is hiding behind closed doors.

    PM Skerrit – The level of trust lies in transparency and honesty, and if you are not satisfied with the Police force is in the country, really it has nothing to do with the political endeavors. The Government is bound to support the police

  16. A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
    August 19, 2016

    Some people see the glass half empty others sees it half full. The problem is not what the Minister said but the interpretation the UWP used to make a problem between the police and the government. The opposition will fail again.

    The majority of people of Dominica are with the government. The minority wants to do any thing to cause problems. Really UWP supporters, do you truly in your hearts of hearts believe the current opposition in parliament can run our country?

    When our country is in turmoil do you see any one in the opposition who can lead our country out of a crisis? Secretly I believe you all know you would rather the current government right where they are.

    It is worth noting how quickly the opposition tries to turn things into a commotion. Where did the minister call anyone name? It was the opposition calling names trying to imply what the minister did not say. Just as supporters tried to blame the interviewer for the behavior of another.

    • viewsexpressed
      August 19, 2016

      Majority of people are with government..? are you sick, blind or politically stupid and thus ignorant. Open your eyes to what is happening. Most Dominicans have been bought with serious handouts and the red Clinic operated by some incompetent and inept Pm on the 5th floor. It is disgusting the poverty n Dominica today, as crying Dominicans have been made beggars and loyalty to a corrupt leader

    • TS Erika
      August 19, 2016

      westay sort

    • Favoured
      August 19, 2016

      Doubting Thomas although ever body heard and read what the Minster said you seem to be the only one doubting what you heard and read. Even the Prime Minister came out publicly to do damage control on the very issue. But You know when you start living in doubt that’s a disease which requires professional help. My advise to you doubting Thomas is seek professional help before you begin doubting what you are actually seeing and feeling.

    • Neverson st jean
      August 19, 2016

      He said he the prime minister and the permanent secretary are not satisfied.

    • Lang Mama
      August 19, 2016

      Huh. Is that the guy thst give communion in the catholic church nuh.

  17. Independent Investigative journalist
    August 19, 2016

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

    PM expresses absolute trust and confidence in Police Chief Daniel Carbon
    It is said where\’s contradiction- Maxist Philosophy. Ask the former labourite turn UWP-ite Turn Russian whatever who is a graduate from that school of though to explain the development in this case.
    There are many others 100\’s who studied the social science.

    • Independent Investigative journalist
      August 19, 2016

      Correction
      It is said where\\’s contradiction there\’s development that should read.
      We await the explanation- Maybe at the next Dr.Sohrindo Lecture ,b4 or elsewhere

  18. Papa Dom
    August 19, 2016

    I believe both men are correct in what they are saying. Blackmore is talking about what is likely to happen in the future while skerritt is talking about what is going on now. As skerritt says he appoints the commissioner and has absolute confidence in the current one whom he appointed, after all he does his bidding. The problem is that they see a problem going forward because if Carbon retires they cannot identify a replacement who will be as politically biased as he is. They are aware that the senior, experienced and qualified officers who would be replacement are not supportive of their interference in the work of the police. Let’s face it, this administration is not interested in appointing to office any individual who is professional and an independent thinker. It would however be interesting to see where they will find someone who will put his/her principles on the line for them.

  19. Music Producer
    August 19, 2016

    Blackmor: “Garcon, the police not doing dere job”

    Public: “What I hearing dere nuh?”

    Skerrit: ” Garcon, you making us look foolish, that’s not how I asked you to say de fing”

    Public: “Mister dem don’t know what dey doing man”

  20. CRIME STOPPERS
    August 19, 2016

    oh yes you must have confidence in him, when you get him to not prosecute issy, make war against farmers, change bus stop for your business, make a former police officer look like he unfit or mad to have a firearm and many more… making blackmoore look like a ***.. in the public eyes…
    upside down government

  21. derp
    August 19, 2016

    them police in Dominica already useless

    • Tell the Facts
      August 19, 2016

      Noting your debasing comment, I ask you what have you done for Dominica?
      What are you doing for Dominica?
      What do you plan to do for Dominica?
      Tell us how useful you are to Dominica.

  22. Your Spannish Girl
    August 19, 2016

    As usual. None of these testicle-less so called ministers in the Cabal can vent their concerns once it does not support the dictator’s modus operandi!
    What a shame!
    Rest assured that every road has an end Skerro. We don’t hate you as a person, but for your wicked intentions, I hail the power of God.

    • Tell the Facts
      August 19, 2016

      I suppose you do not have nor ever had wicked intentions. Re-read your comment which projects exactly what type of mind you have.

  23. Don
    August 19, 2016

    As the Astronauts wold say from space, ‘Houston we have a problem.’

    Dominica needs to get rid of this guy named Skerrit in the next election.

    • Tell the Facts
      August 19, 2016

      What if we say to you, Dominica needs to get rid of people as you?

  24. papa
    August 19, 2016

    All I’m seeing in the dlp is some little boys still in pampers they need to grow up kids running the country the place need to develop not ppl coming from over seas making there house and call that develop all the police officers doing in town when they send them to patrol see how they looking and think they can fool women on the salary they can barely eat from so the whole country is a mess

  25. Say It As It Is
    August 19, 2016

    Woye!!! Everything is upside down!!! Everything is back to front!!! Nous fini bat!!!

  26. jr
    August 19, 2016

    This just pure disrespect, looks really bad . As the minister responsible for the police department Mr blackmoor has better insight as to what is happening in the force and is well qualified to make his statements . I am hoping that the cabinet makes decides as a group not one man with his big stick.Idisagree with pm on this matter disagree .

  27. boy oh boy
    August 19, 2016

    DNO your headliine is wrong,,,,,,,,,,, PM said “i have the absolute trust and confidence of chief of police mr daniel carbon”…………..NOWHHERE DOES IT SAY TRUST IN POLICE CHIEF DANIEL CARBON

    • Tell the Facts
      August 19, 2016

      Nowhere
      “Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has expressed absolute trust and confidence in Chief of Police Daniel Carbon.”
      Some of you twist and turn words/sentences and scrutinize them to suit your mentality.
      What he stated is meant to be one and the same.

      • boy oh boy
        August 21, 2016

        so pm says wat blackmore meant, you now saying wat pm meant……lol lol see how we come….judge pm by wat he say not by wat u think

  28. good promises
    August 19, 2016

    So Skerritt, what you mean to tell me ? You and your collegue not singing the same tune? Rayburn saying one thing then you saying another thing. Parler bar mweh….. What u mean to tell me ? You and your collegue didnt have a meeting to discuss those things prior to him making these statements on national radio then? Gasar in situations like these you should be echoing the same sentiments as your collegues and vice versa. Personally its makes you all look stupid. Moreover your staments about Mr.Carbon now makes Rayburn look like he doesnt know what he is talking about. It makes him look incompetent. I now call on Rayburn to publicly withdraw his statements about Mr. Carbon. You see how this looks? Jah man.

    • Possie passe
      August 19, 2016

      Its a soap opera government, what do you expect, confusion and controversy, to keep the audience tuned in.

    • Orange Change
      August 19, 2016

      Every kingdom(system) divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city, or house(government) divided against itself shall not stand.

      This is your first line of defense we are talking about; and it is your most important for a nation. You have just identified the weakness in your government publicly; you have differences of opinion as it relate to something as important and significant as this; moreover, the other aspects of the state.

      Your party has just demonstrated to the people that you are divided and you are not in agreement on issues that affect the nation; therefore, has lost confidence in not only the chief of police but the chief of the nation. BIG MISTAKE!!! there is no need for damage control that barely scratches the surface when the roots are in a state of rote.

      The color of the sun upon setting and rising is the same everyday and will never change. I’m afraid I can’t say the same for this government.

  29. The Gov't: One Man
    August 18, 2016

    The Government… One Man….. continues to micromanage the Government of Dominica. When will the majority of people in Dominica see what is happening. Those ministers themselves, if they had any balls would open up like Mr. Blackmore did and say what he thinks. Minister Douglas did try but he was muzzled to the point that he cannot act as Prime Minister. That being said, they would better act as men rather than zamans.

  30. August 18, 2016

    Once again, with utter disrespect to his national security minister, Mr. Skerrit is showing that the opinion of his ministers means absolutely nothing. More proof that Dominica has a one man government.

  31. Neverson st jean
    August 18, 2016

    What a bunch of clowns, who do u believe in this govt.

  32. ?
    August 18, 2016

    Now. Skerrit you have to dp damage control after blackmoore made a fool of his self now you make all polive officer have now respect for blackmoore

  33. Happy Quick
    August 18, 2016

    Massinthecemetery article talk about giving monkey a gun. Well monkey on the rampage.
    Look commess.

    • CRIME STOPPERS
      August 19, 2016

      lol, peppers and a loaded gun. look havoc

      • Tell the Facts
        August 19, 2016

        Crime Stoppers should prohibit you from using this name. Should you not know better than not to use it? You are senseless.

  34. August 18, 2016

    Skerrit them dont know what they are about :-D :-D :-D :-D

    • Tell the Facts
      August 19, 2016

      Do you? Does a manicou know what it is about? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  35. Princess Natari
    August 18, 2016

    I will never understand how grown men and women can allow someone to embarrass them so publicly: even to the point of saying what he meant to say. But then again, nothing happens in their respective ministries if they do not pay homage to him and give him praise.
    Take that ‘blackmore’!!!! Don’t you know your words must be vetted before you speak?

  36. Say one, say two
    August 18, 2016

    Actually, Blackmore was way out of line to make that comment, especially on a public radio talk show. How could he even dare to speak for the PM and other ministers of Government?
    He should be asked to apologize to the Police Chief and the rank and file officers for his belittling comments. What was Blackmore thinking?

    • Dominican
      August 19, 2016

      Blakmoore may have a high opinion of himself but be honest, do YOU have confidence in the chief of police???

      • Say one, say two
        August 20, 2016

        There is a time and place for everything. If there is a concern about the Police Chief’s performance, then there should be a performance management routine in place to deal with that. Coming out on a radio program and making these statements, especially if the Chief was not already made aware of those concerns, is totally unacceptable. If the Chief has performance targets to meet and resources to achieve those targets, then if he is found wanting then he should be properly relieved of his duties and not professionally damaged with no way to defend himself.

    • I often Wonder !
      August 19, 2016

      DA lacks talent Blackmoore just shot himself in the little toe hahahah & Skerrit shot himself in the great toe lmaol

      Try suicide next time guys

  37. Truth
    August 18, 2016

    And we are played as fools again..l SMFH

  38. The Dog Wagging it's Tail
    August 18, 2016

    Skerrit agrees that Blackmore has lack of confidence in the police chief but he Skerrit, is saying that the lack of confidence is not profound. Do not try to butter iit up. Lack of confidence is lack of confidence. Period.

    • Tell the Facts
      August 19, 2016

      He did not say that. Therefore, do not put words where they do not exist.

  39. Tell the Facts
    August 18, 2016

    Poor Chief of Police, Carbon. :) I wonder how he felt about the insinuation of replacing him, be it indirectly. Well, the PM has cleared the air. Therefore Chief of Police, ease your anxiety and probably anger.
    There should be police officers on patrol at all times. Granted, there are not enough to have each one on a street but if their presence is known on the streets, day and night, this may deter crimes.
    They must also mingle with the public, not socially but professionally to give the public a sense of safety and also to get to know their police officers and vice versa. This makes for harmony and respect between the police and the public.
    If criminals can go about with guns, arm the police with guns which they can use, if necessary. Let us help to preserve their lives by keeping them safe and also to avoid injuries.
    May God protect them as they diligently serve nationals.

  40. population control again
    August 18, 2016

    HMM DE BOMB GOING AND BURST JUST NOW……LOOK BLACK MORE MAKE A STATE MENT AND LOOOK SKERIT APOSING

    TROUBLE SPARKING IN DE RED HOUSE

  41. Roosevelt Skerrit; some people do not like it when I call you a liar, but here you are again lying about you trust in Daniel Carbon. You are simply pretending that you were unaware that your boy puppet Rayburn was going on radio to humiliate Carbon.

    Blackmoore is you subordinate, and we know his kind is like a child; cannot open his mouth unless you approve what he should say; I know you were fully aware of what he was going to say prior to him opening his jaws.

    If you deny you knew, that to me is an indication there must be trouble in the house: I suspect there are different factions in your government, where one side decides without the other side knowing what is going on within the other side. Could this be the beginning of the end to you strangle hold on the people, could it be that the rattler snakes in your party are about to turn on you boy?

    Could it be Rayburn attempting to undermine you, and dethrone you!

    • I am Dominican are you?
      August 22, 2016

      Telemaque stick to what is going on in ‘ your country’ America. I am sure there is enough going on there to keep you occupied ad infinitum! You have stated on DNO on numerous occasions that as we in Dominica are not US citizens we have no right to be making comments about the political or social situation in the U S (only an ignoramous would make such statements, let alone post them on DNO) yet all you do is to busy yourself with Dominica’s business. So glad we are able to provide you with a forum to vent your hate and negativity! We are awaiting more of the same from you!

  42. August 18, 2016

    The PM is doing damage control next put his spin on it is the lawyer who looks like the penguin in the Batman movie.

  43. Tj
    August 18, 2016

    Mr. Blackmore was correct to make his statement about policing in DA and is correct with his assessment. How can the P.M. Tell us what Mr Blackmore is thinking.

    on the other hand such insults from the leader towards his ministers are are frequent and none have the balls to resign.

  44. Tj
    August 18, 2016

    Mr. Blackmore was correct to make his statement and is correct with his assessment. How can the P.M. Tell us what Mr Blackmore is thinking.

    on the other hand such insults from the leader towards his ministers are are frequent and none have the balls to resign.

  45. charles
    August 18, 2016

    police chief carbon is only there to cover your back pm skerrit .he is not there to protect the nation.

  46. August 18, 2016

    prove tu us thart what you have said about the police commissioner is true…prove to us that u Skerritt is NOT in argeement with Blackmoore. Fire Blackmoore from office only then we will believe u skerritt. Your reverse psychology is working on you now. You cannot and will not last forever.

  47. Don
    August 18, 2016

    Wow that is a slap in your face Mr. Blackmoore===As the Jamaican man say= you too fast and forward.

    Be careful you do not get fired Mr. big stuff– You cannot supervise Carbon now– that is out- now you are the just the Minster of Privates and corporals police officers—– Carbon has the last laugh………….. now you must realize that people taking you for papyshow……. for zhou zhou…

  48. tumble
    August 18, 2016

    Afoss you does take Dominicans for Magie. You sent Blackmore to pass the message and all of a sudden you you backpeddling. Sacwe manteh. Tell people how much more you spent than other governments on police! Yes sah and they swallow it hook, line and sinker. Fools paradise!

  49. dno sucks
    August 18, 2016

    what a bunch of lies.

    • Tell the Facts
      August 19, 2016

      Boldface, using DNO’s name; not at all smart DNO should prohibit your comment.

  50. I Want To Know
    August 18, 2016

    But DNO are few things are missing here you know. First I wish you had told us if Skerrit made his statement on the same DBS aka Damn Bold **** radio, or if he ran behind the curtain of Q95. If on DBS, then it would be nice to know if the famous Kamala JA was the host when both statements were made and, if she, or whoever the host was, asked Blackmore to substantiate his claims against Mr. Carbon and in the case of Skerrit, it would be nice to know if that host questioned him about who was that “We” Blackmore was referring to when he said that we (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. Also, did the host push him to tell us if he knows anything about the foreign police chief Blackmoore told us about and if not, if he as PM will demand that Blackmoore clears the air or get fired for such reckless statement against the polichief and his deputy?

    Admin: We don’t know where the statement was made. It was sent to us from the office of the Prime Minister.

  51. Warm up
    August 18, 2016

    Hypocrite

  52. Only the Strong Survive
    August 18, 2016

    Great initiative , God is with you and all the members of Cabinet through thick and thin.. we shall rise again…And i will ensure that we rise again…..

    We dont want to many guns on the streets.. Increase police increase guns ,Dominica will forever be a peaceful place .Mr PM Mr Carbon is doing a very good job i can attest to that and Im sure that other person can say the same.

    Keep up the great work and , cant wait to see the finish product of the Roseau River Reinstatement Project and the up lift ment of the City, In my personal opinion but respectfully, Roseau needs an uplift, not with police with big guns roaming the street (we are peaceful just like you Hon.PM and Justice Minister)

    Love you and we will always do.

  53. Frank Talker
    August 18, 2016

    PM, I hope in private you scolded Blackmoore, and cautioned him to refrain from speaking on behalf of the Government, when the Government did not mandate him to do so! I also find it wilful on your part to use the words “absolute trust and confidence in Chief Carbon.” This is diametrically opposite to what the Justice Minister thinks.

  54. boy oh boy
    August 18, 2016

    DNO…..the pm never said he had trust n the police chief, he said he have the trust OF the chief. so correct your headline

    • boy oh boy
      August 18, 2016

      never said he had trust IN the chief

      • Tell the Facts
        August 19, 2016

        What some of you debate about “of” could be a typographical error. I have noted errors on some articles and wondered who typed them.

  55. RBD CENEMA
    August 18, 2016

    To better appreciate the movie please go to youtube.com and key in “Ian Douglas on Skerrit” and see how the man Ian Douglas, the one who knows Skerrit better that all of us, describes Skerrit. This is just a movie so I hope you have your popcorns, so you could laugh and have fun.

    • Tell the Facts
      August 19, 2016

      While at it do not forget the butter for the popcorn. Not too much salt. :lol: :lol: :lol:
      The problem with people they criticize others when they are not better. Everyone has flaws. Everyone makes mistakes. You nor Ian Douglas are exceptions.

  56. Erasmus B. Black
    August 18, 2016

    Flashback news: DNO -July 18, 2016 “Gov’t not responsible for public service employment PM Skerrit.” And the article continues “PM Skerrit has emphasized that government is not responsible for employing people in the public service…..”

    Fast Forward : DNO -August 18, 2016 “the public can rest assured that the Prime minister who appoints and disappoints…..”

    Reality : Article 92 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica clearly states that the power to appoint a person to hold or act in the office of the commissioner of police shall vest in the President acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition and the Police Services Commission.

  57. RBD CENEMA
    August 18, 2016

    Ian, since you know Skerrit better than all of us can you please describe him to us again? Ok, here is Ian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jka__EE-a64

    • Tell the Facts
      August 19, 2016

      Tell Ian to describe himself to you – to us. Let us see how perfect (or not) he think he is.

  58. He deserves it
    August 18, 2016

    Eh? Blackmoore didn’t say he looking elsewhere na. But Skerrit you didn’t have to make the man look bad so na ahhhh, where the support, not your right hand that there na. But then again that good for him, let him go check on the trap he set up in the river at Mahaut while you focus on defending Daniel Carbon’s position.

  59. RBD CENEMA
    August 18, 2016

    Ian what did you say again? Please give us a fresh reminder of the Skerrit you know again. Ok, here is Ian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jka__EE-a64

  60. KID ON THE BLOCK
    August 18, 2016

    We all know Matt and the UWP will give it a spin. As for minister without portfolio, blasting from St. Joe.

    • Me
      August 19, 2016

      Kid, nice to see even you have been embarrassed.

    • Papa Dom
      August 19, 2016

      What spin? We all heard the two men contradicting each other , didn’t we? The only person trying to spin anything is skerritt. He cannot tell us what Blackmore meant when we heard for ourselves what his view is. So stop being a fool for once in your life.

  61. nonamegal
    August 18, 2016

    Awk. Ward. 8-O

  62. RBD CENEMA
    August 18, 2016

    Ok, so now we have been entertained by the two starrings of the DLP, namely Skerrit and Blackmore, I am eager to hear what the disgraceful minister from Portsmouth, that Skerrit doesn’t know where to shuffle him to, has to say. Let’s not forget Ian Douglas who knows a lot about movies and how to perform on the big stage, once told us (just to paraprase) how Skerro will tell you one thing about a person but the moment the person goes to the bathroom, Skerro will tell that same person he just told on, something about the one that is in the bathroom. So I want to hear Ian Douglas take on that as well as that of another BIG MOVIE star, Reggie Austrie. :oops: :) :-D

  63. EnfantDiable
    August 18, 2016

    Which Minister has been assigned responsibility for the police by the President in the most recent allocation of portfolios after the 2014 General Elections?

  64. The Believer
    August 18, 2016

    We knew all along that Mr. Moore was trying to impress some one. Not a bad chap but ,this goes through out all employees, before making any rash decisions, you must first consult the Boss,manners,discipline and respect. Get the Police in uniform, patrol their villages and the log book, report in and report out. Good on you Mr. Moore, trustworthy and fairness. We have these on board

  65. LifeandDeath
    August 18, 2016

    Well finally Skerrit comes to explain what Blackmoore means to say..!!..Pay a man to be Minister and then be his interpreter as well..No problem, that’s all cleared up now.

    • I often Wonder !
      August 19, 2016

      lol! well Lifeand death
      Neither of the two ministers involved in the Comedy movie, in which neither of the other two ministers mentioned in the movie namely Douglas & Austrie can dispense the queen\’s English effectively let alone the Star & co-star Skerrit et Moore ( talking movies Remember the Gladiator Roger Moore? He even played James Bond lol.)To go from Gladiator to James Bond is a contradiction in itself . So are Moore\’s (The D/can Moore )and Skrit according to Angelo hahaahahaha.
      Recently Bully was invited to our Caribbean Carnes festival. I still maintain the need to produce a film about Da\’s Political Comedy all the characters ought to be hired from within the very parlimentarians no Chinese stuntmen. Unless it is in the MOU hahahahhahah.
      Later my people.

  66. Erasmus B. Black
    August 18, 2016

    The Dear Leader who “appoints and disappoints” is going to need a bigger mop and bucket to clean up after the Justice Minister.

  67. Extremely
    August 18, 2016

    Awa drama this?

  68. Real dominican
    August 18, 2016

    Damage control

  69. zandoli
    August 18, 2016

    This is a real slap down of Rayburn.

    He can spin it all he wants, but he has repudiated what Rayburn said on the radio.

  70. RBD CENEMA
    August 18, 2016

    In case you missed the movies played on the DLP platform this week, here is what you’ve missed so far:

    Starring #1 -Raymond Blackmore:
    “Justice Minister dissatisfied with police department; not ruling out foreign police chief”.
    August 16th, 2016 at 11:16 AM. Now here is the laughing point : , “ultimately the Commissioner of Police and the Deputy Commissioner of Police HAS (two men has?) to take responsibility for the police force. “WE (Not I but 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.” Hahahaha!

    Starring #2 Roosevelt Skerrit:
    “PM expresses absolute trust and confidence in Police Chief Daniel Carbon” – Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 1:28 PM . Here is the laughing point: “I think what the minister wanted to bring across was that there are concerns which the general public has and we have to find a way of addressing them.” Hahaha

  71. dominican always
    August 18, 2016

    IT LOOKS LIKE MR BLACKMORE SPOKE OUT OF TURN AND MAY GET A DRESSING DOWN FROM THE ”FUHRER” ROOSEVELT SKERRIT OR IS THE BAD COP GOOD COP ROUTING BY MR SKERRIT AND MR BLACKMORE TO CONFUSE THE POLICE CHIEF WHILES PLOTTING HIS DEMISE

  72. Mike Portsmouth
    August 18, 2016

    Mr Prime Minister here you go again. Your justice minister said it correctly don’t come and try to make Dominicans think differently. That present commissioner is your yard boy. Yard boys are given instructions. Commissioners has mandate to serve and protect the country. Your commissioner only does your dirty jobs. For instance officers going and do a job without backbone.

  73. Dominican
    August 18, 2016

    No P.M. that is how our ministers behave, you included.

  74. August 18, 2016

    Smfh, RAAAAAAAA!!!! # Who tell him tosay that? Contradiction? The Damage is done. Every thing is inside out everthing is up side Down. if i did`nt know better, i would think is only Dottish people living in Dominica. Just remember. one of five things that does not come back, ie yhe spoken Words. Be advised, we in the diaspora, take this sort of maggie, as an insult to our Country and our intellegence. The whole World is watching. The Whole World is Reading That!!! The voice of the people, is the voice that matters. What happens in the dark must! come to light. I am Dominica? Are You? Keeping it Real!

  75. Hamil
    August 18, 2016

    Lol. Blackmore is being honest. There was no need for PM to explain. It is what it is. And it’s time the PM starts being honest and straightforward. This whole police force needs to be power washed. Let the police that are suited for the right positions implement them.And let us see them walking the streets of Roseau Dominicaand villages. Instead of playing dominos and running after women.

  76. Dignity
    August 18, 2016

    Ah me say what? Trying to do damage control I see. Of this Police Chief is efficient I don’t want to encounter one that is inefficient. Too much victimization of those that are “supposedly” not in his corner. Even this too shall come to an end.

    • The Govt. One Man
      August 19, 2016

      Some of the best police are in traffic. LAURENT AND PENDENQUE :) :-D :-D

  77. Me
    August 18, 2016

    Does that mean that Blackmoore gambled and lost? Whatever it is, there obviously is no meeting of the minds on the performance of the police between the P.M. and his minister in charge of security. Will we see the departure of Blackmoore? Did he overstep his mark this time? Very interesting!

  78. UDOHREADYET
    August 18, 2016

    Safety is also an issue for officers as well.
    Having mobile police stations in every Parish and at least 3 in Roseau and Portsmouth would address both concerns, instituting road blocks once or twice a week to check for drunk drivers also sends a profound message to the public.
    Investing in cameras on streets in Portsmouth and making it a requirement for businesses to have cameras installed in and outside their facilities would enhance policing and investigations.

    just my 2cents

    • CRIME STOPPERS
      August 19, 2016

      while I agree with you on some of the basic instruments needed to fight crime, the biggest crime in dominica is the white color crimes that some politiicans are involved in… so if we don’t want to address them, then why should the police harass people who genuinely cannot pay their license on time but need to drive to work so they ccan provide for their families in this hard, hard, hard sorry state of an economy.

  79. Jaded
    August 18, 2016

    If you, the PM, say that “It is a matter that I have raised with them over a continuous period of time.” and nothing has been done then it is time for you to do something about it. I agree with Blackmoore. The police chief has to go. Blackmoore publicly embarrassed the chief and also stepped on the PM’s toes by talking about the removal of an individual that is out of his responsibilities and I understand that the PM is trying to put a positive spin on it. But the police chief needs to go. Hopefully, Skerrit is just calming the waters before he fires the chief.

  80. Stoney
    August 18, 2016

    confirming point again that dominica is known all over as the fools paradise….

    only in a island were fools jump and bray all day……dominica..
    disgusted with that place them call dominica….

    time nature takes it’s course, whip em Jah dem too wicked!!!

  81. Dapper
    August 18, 2016

    You guys keep taking the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force for granted. Unless you all do not get a serious “eyes left” on a November morning followed by a serious sick-out you all will never understand. The people who are charged with providing the comfort and the security that you enjoy have been providing that comfort for too long with minimum support and equipment. And wider public along with the politicians treat us like mere boy scouts. It is a shame that anyone would make such statements when they kmow that the strength of the force suffers from inadequate man power. Resources are stretch to the max. Man on sick leave man on vacation leave, some in jail and cant get bail. Where the hell is Carbon getting men to send on beat. Have anyone checked the different sections and have anyine asked themselves how many new sections are thee in the police force. BOB Marley once said that ” in the aboundance of water the jackass is thristy”.. im just trying to wonder who are the…

    • Me
      August 19, 2016

      You got more than 90 motorbikes from the Chinese. Where are they?Use them!

  82. Common sense
    August 18, 2016

    What a mess.

  83. Whistler
    August 18, 2016

    haha Dominica’s dunce leader spinning his deceptive words…

    again dominica will always be known around the globe as the poorest and slowest island in the eastern caribbean…..

    the dominican society embraces that thing the call governance…that’s why investors don’t come to da…they claim too much corruption and baby talk from a blind government!!

  84. Shaka Zulu
    August 18, 2016

    We all understand what blackmoore was saying. We don’t need skeritt to try and interpret what he meant. If it was not significant, why then would he see the need to defend chief. Now he indicating when the should have uniform. As long as there is political influence in the police force there will never be trust

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