Police arrest woman in Soufriere Village Council burglary

arrestedOne woman is in custody following a burglary at the Soufriere  Village Council during which over EC$22,000 was stolen.

About $8,000 have been recovered, police PRO, Inspector John Carbon, said.

The woman has not been charged.

He said the office of the village council was broken into between November 29 and December 2 and the money stolen.

It is reported the money was allocated for paupers’ allowance.

Inspector Carbon also said two men have been charged in relation to a burglary at the Delices Village Council.

Junior Stanley Andre, 23 of Bath Estate and Daryl John of Delices, are now facing charges of theft of EC$ 9,964.12.

Two other men who were also in custody were released without being charged.

A total of EC$ 7,925.00 has been recovered.

That money was also allocated for paupers’ allowance.

The men will appear before a district magistrate’s court on December 4, 2013.

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  1. Affection8
    December 5, 2013

    A lot of the paupers who are getting the money are also “voleurs” and should be arrested.lol. they are young people who can work and are getting paupers allowance. This is not right. However I don’t condone stealing

  2. petal
    December 5, 2013

    lt them go to collect there money at the credit union,its well time we caught up with time

  3. Anonymous
    December 5, 2013

    How much of the amount charged by the court will go to the victims?

  4. Francisco Telemaque
    December 5, 2013

    Jennifer December 3, 2013

    “PAUPER’S ALLOWANCE! The government and media have to discontinue such deprecating words to describe people.”

    I concur, since in my opinion to refer to people as paupers’ is simply another way of stripping the unfortunate poor of any bit of dignity they have left, that term to me is dehumanizing; rendering someone to be less than a human being!

    I mean the term “pauper” originates in old England way back in the year 1516; and utilized to identify persons who were destitute, and had no means of support except handouts derived from some charitable person. However; even in England, people are no longer referred to as paupers.

    The poor in England, Canada, and in the United States, France and Germany, Denmark, and the rest of the developed world do have well established Welfare Systems which efficiently takes care of the poor, sick, and aged citizens of the their country.

    Such poor people does not have to go to line up to receive a few Pounds, Dollars Franks, Marks, or whatever currency they use; it is either deposited in the poor persons bank account, or mail directly to their homes. Here in America, a recipient of welfare, even food stamps recipients are issued what looks like a credit card which they used to pay for the food they purchase in the groceries.

    People who are unemployed, a cheque from the unemployment department is mailed to their homes, or directly deposited into their bank account. So in the countries I mentioned, the poor still receives assistance from government, however they are not called paupers not even in England these days.

    We need to dignify our elderly, and poor unfortunate, treat them with more respect, because whatever the circumstances, they are not totally responsible for the condition in which they found themselves. Again all of us Dominicans must take responsibility for their welfare, all the governments however, dating back to the colonial days and today is responsible for the poverty which engulfs these very poor people.

    Nevertheless, in a country where a government cannot see beyond an agricultural economy, it is likely we will be tagging our elders paupers for as long as Dominica exist. You see, no one in our country has ever become rich by farming, and selling Bananas. “For three scores and ten;” and just incase one does not know that equal seventy (70) years we are guaranty to live, thus we get old and cannot work forever, in the event by reason of strength we live to be a hundred, it means it is likely more than ninety (90%) per cent of our population will soon want some sort of assistance from government, hence, will fall in the paupers category.

    We need to do something to change the status quo, so that people can at lease accumulate enough wealth to avoid falling into such category.

    I am aware that “the poor will always among us, however we can do something to eliminate the great poverty which has overwhelmed our nation.

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  5. Bra
    December 4, 2013

    The criminal is responsible for the crime. It is not parents, the Prime Minister, the government, the economy or whatever fault.

    We must stop making excuses and blaming others for an individual’s action. We always have a choice. People are responsible for their actions.

  6. Rastafari
    December 4, 2013

    There seems to be a preconceived notion in Dominica that theft only happens in far away lands with high unemployment rates. Think again, or start thinking for once.

  7. Rubbishnews.com
    December 4, 2013

    Its 2014 in a few days. Stop uding cash for tgese transactions. Get people checks or debit cards or direct deposit at credit unions. Its a shame to read that in todays electronic village Dominica is operating at that level. Shame!!

  8. sandy
    December 4, 2013

    Elephant bus did not seek paupers allowance. Its a dedication that Change is on it way. Stop employing party cronies that (volez).

  9. why
    December 3, 2013

    Dno u need to get ur story right. The woman was nt arrested she was being questioned. All now she is at her home she was released. Cal the station for confirmation. Strupessssss mand

    • ummmm
      December 4, 2013

      At her home in Police Headquarters Cell in Roseau?

  10. goodwill
    December 3, 2013

    poletmago what about those who have good jobs and yet still do crime,what u trying to say

  11. Jennifer
    December 3, 2013

    PAUPER’S ALLOWANCE! The government and media have to discontinue such deprecating words to describe people. The disadvantaged, the elderly or aged, the underprivileged, or deprived any of these words would have sounded much more enhanced than the pauper. It would have had the same significance. Come on, we are not in the 70’s anymore.

    • Ms Twitter
      December 5, 2013

      :lol: A rose by any other name is still a rose.

      Stop playing semantics…it is what it is.

  12. Anonymous
    December 3, 2013

    I want to thanks the police department of my home island of a job well done , all you haters when it come to your door step , or your mama door step, I need to know how you will act? a crime is a crime I know life is hard , real hard in D.A. but how would you like some one to come steal you life belongings, after you have work so hard for it?, and they sell it to a dope dealer for next to nothing ? ah?, I am willing to personally contribute to extent stock farm.

  13. Anonymous
    December 3, 2013

    because of lack of employment they have to go thief? i would if i was u they steal from if u would still be singing the same song

  14. born Dcan
    December 3, 2013

    It’s no surprise that we always get half the story from our reporters, for instance why mention the name of the two men but not the woman who is headlining the report.

    • Ben Dover
      December 3, 2013

      Use all you common sense for once nuh.

      The woman has not been charged, how do you expect them to call her name?

      Geez, man…..SMH

    December 3, 2013

    What happen them people went coast to coast on the paupers’ allowance?? :lol:

  16. i in that
    December 3, 2013

    good job by the police men hats off to all

  17. SMH
    December 3, 2013

    DNO why do you continuously give misleading headlines? more than half of your story is about the delices burglary yet your headline says “police arrest woman in SOUFRIERE village council burglary.

    • woop woop
      December 3, 2013


    • Anonymous
      December 4, 2013

      i have just read this myself, and i am counfused, where exactly did the buglary take placr, soufriere, or delices

      • answers
        December 4, 2013

        burglary took place in both villages from both village councils. IN both areas the money stolen was for paupers allowance.

  18. December 3, 2013

    lack of employment for our youths they need to work the labour government put hard ship on us so we have to go that way its the next level we need a change workers all the way

    • BEB
      December 3, 2013

      When and if UWPwee (Workers) come to office they are going to fix everything, there will no more robbery, stealing , murder and all the other crimes they are blaming the labour administration. They have all the answers. The Nature Isles will be a paradise. They will be shaking the money tree, then they will beable to provide all the basic needs that DA requires

      • peace
        December 4, 2013

        Nonsense stupeees

    • zor
      December 3, 2013

      the person they have is a working person. stop blame the government for everything

    • Dunstan St. Luce
      December 3, 2013

      I do not think it is fair to blame the Gov’t for these social ills. First of all we should not expect the Gov’t to employ everybody. Some people if not many do not have a job because of the choices that they have made. Some have refused to learn a skill, to take their education seriously and still others want to live above their means. No matter which government is elected we are going to grapple with all kinds of social ill. In fact we can cheer up because things will only get worse not better. It is already predicted in Scripture. Jesus is still the answer for the world today.When we put God out of the picture we can only have confusion and misery.Place your confidence in God and not in politician and political parties.

      • Anonymous
        December 5, 2013

        The Government and the courts must be blamed for the light penalties. Force the hands of the courts with harsher laws and less scope to play with the sentencing so that criminals or potential criminals can be deterred from committing crimes.

    • take note
      December 4, 2013

      I hope if they burglarize your property or do some harm to you you will share the same sentiment and NOT make a report because is a cause for unemployment and labor party fault. STUPID STUPID

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