Salisbury events a breakdown of law and order – Police Chief

Carbon said criminal offesnse were commited during the Salisbury events
Carbon said criminal offenses were committed during the Salisbury events

Police Chief, Daniel Carbon, has described events in the community of Salisbury on May 11 and June 11 as not protest actions but a break down of law and order.

In a statement on Wednesday he said several criminal offenses were committed during the events.

“I am calling on the people of the community of Salisbury to refrain from this violent criminal conduct and to allow the police to continue doing their work,” he said.

On May 11 residents of the community blocked the main highway protesting poor feeder road conditions. The road was eventually cleared by the police using tear gas. On June 11 there was another round of confrontation between the police and residents when the police swooped into the community and arrested six. They appeared in court earlier this week.

Carbon pointed out that there is a legal process in which protests can be held.

“There is a process in law by which protest action can be held,” he said. “The situation in Salisbury on 11 May and 11 June was a break down of law and order which further degenerated into a riotous mob which was very violent. The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica provides that the citizens and visitors move on their lawful business, free.”

He noted that several criminal offenses were committed during both events.

“During the events the E.O. Leblanc Highway was blocked and there was the obstruction of traffic, police vehicles were damaged, and vehicles of private citizens were also damaged by a stone throwing violent mob,” he said.

He noted that the police were attacked with Molotov Cocktails and a barrage of stones and bottles.

“The police had to exercise tremendous restraint which I believe is very highly commendable,” the Top Cop said. “Police officers receive injuries by the stone throwing mob and on one occasion a police officer who was using and controlling a heavy equipment was set on fire by a Molotov Cocktail.”

He stated that investigations into both “riots” continue.

“We all have the responsibility to ensure that the Commonwealth of Dominica remains quiet and peaceful,” Carbon remarked.

Police and residents face off on June 11
Police and residents face off on June 11

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119 Comments

  1. guff
    June 24, 2015
  2. June 23, 2015

    dont you get it lawrence Ettienne? those were not his sentiments that’s what he was told to say

  3. HEART WINNER
    June 20, 2015

    well is it a continuation of the law to control roits or an enforcement of laws towards law and order.I understand charges the people.We need to know why and the reasons for charges.There is justice in the riots and they are being charged for showing justice.Contiue the fight.

  4. truth
    June 20, 2015

    The people have a need, that is proper roads to their farms. The question is who is responsible to supple the roads? We must understand the meat of the matter. Put all party politic aside . Get right thinking men and women around the table and discuss this matter to solve .We are all behaving like children, Dominica cannot develop so.
    We have gone to far with this. We need to listen to each other with spiritual ears and see with spiritual eyes.

  5. Shameless
    June 19, 2015

    After listening to the COMIC-sioner Of Police (Carbon) statement again earlier today, I am convinced that this man is nothing but a paid puppet of the DLP Cabal. He does not have a clue on what steps are necessary for proper conflict mitigation/ resolution. As Chief of Police the man has no sense of diplomacy, cant speak properly and continues to pour gasoline on a massive burning fire.

    I again hasten to remind Carbon and his puppet masters to STOP this confrontational approach and find ways to resolve this impasse before it is too late. Do not take it for granted that the good folks of Salisbury have surrendered. The anger in Salisbury is even worse than previous to the first protest. The community will NOT allow the DLP and the Ton-ton-macoute arm of the CDPF to step on their pride and constitutional rights. Carbon, Skerrit, Blackmore, Valarie…westay chan-chill c’est un bon weemed! :twisted:

    I AM SALISBURY, ARE U? :twisted:
    Assertive, NOT Aggressive! :twisted:

  6. June 19, 2015

    Chief Daniel Carbon, Labourites all around Dominica and other law abiding Citizens sincerely thank you for doing an excellent job in protecting the public during the violent unrest in the Village of Salisbury. We are very pleased to hear that investigations are ongoing and expect that there will be a lot more arrests in the near future. ALL these criminal elements in Salisbury should be brought before the Courts of the mighty Labour Power and dealt with accordingly. This political attempt to overthrow the Government of our most blessed and beloved Prime Minister, Dr. Roosevelt M. Skerrit cannot be treated lightly. Labourites are hoping that any attempt by these culprits and their political masters to repeat this atrocious act of insubordination will be dealt with by the police in a decisive manner. The opposition must be made to accept the fact that they have lost the elections of December, 2014 and MUST wait until 2019 to lose again. We are counting on you Chief!

  7. %
    June 18, 2015

    SQUARE PEG IN ROUND HOLE. Where else in the world would Carbon be a police commissioner.

  8. Jonathan St.Jean wrote
    June 18, 2015

    “Chief Carbon, you seem hell bent on doing the will of your masters than good policing regarding the people of Salisbury. Not too long ago the public road was blocked in the Caribbean territory, also in Calibishie and your police reaction was not riot gear ,gear gas, live ammunition. You acted as a reasonable man. Where was the law,?”
    JJ where’s the Caribbean territory located ? We know you are comfy in the Misty woods some where in the state of PA. But tell us Is PA/Philly one of the areas in the USA where Weed, medical or recreational is legal? have you guys been added t the list of states? Maybe you eating to many Philly Steaks and Philadelphia cram cheese. It congest the blood vessels in the head.. Either weed or cheese Steaks or Philly cream cheese not and two or all three. You just created a territory man!

    • Jonathan St.Jean wrote
      June 18, 2015

      JJ are you aware that Pluto is no longer considered a Planet ? Yes you replied?? If so why are you creating a new territory?
      Are U still in agriculture the Farmers of Bawee need your experise. Do U rememeber any Agriculture? Have you planted a Lettuce head in the last 20 yrs on ur balcony? No so keep quiet.

  9. Tjebe fort
    June 18, 2015

    mr. Daniel, I think you are talking like a Pharisee. Did you know that the law does not make allowance for nepotism either? If you don’t know what that means, look it up in your dictionary.

  10. birds of a feather
    June 18, 2015

    @ lawrenec ettiene. mr ettiene were u or were u not a senior member of a church in Portsmouth and a right hand man to the pastor when there were allegation of sexual abuse and financial fraud? lawrenece did you protest? and if u didnt why not? dont you think if you had protested that the church would be united today? are u going to protest now against this government to defend young women and the people from salisbury or will u take the side of corruption and witness the country being raped by these gang and civilians sprayed with expired tear gas?
    arent u saved , born again and covered by the blood?

    birds of a feather flock together?

  11. reality
    June 18, 2015

    our police officers should be praised for exercising so much restraint with these people who seemed to have want to commit suicide by cops. It is obvious that stones cannot match up with guns and live rounds. i am confident that the police could quiet the stone throwers in a matter of 30 minutes if they really wanted too. i believe salisbury ppl also realized that had they blocked the road again this week there would have been many 9 nights in salisbury so they asked themselves a question for which i thank them. What manner of PM linton wants to be by encouraging violence against police officers, the ruling Government along with law abiding citizens who had nothing to do with the salisbury issue? but again Linton and the others sent fools to die for them while they were elsewhere.

  12. reality
    June 18, 2015

    I never imagined that there would come a day in Dominica where people who claim to be educated, christians and mature to openly support such a breakdown in civil law and order like what the people of salisbury demonestrated on May 11 and June 11 respectively. They claim that it is their democratic right to protest but at the same time they saw nothing wrong in violating the democratic rights of other citizens by stoning them, threatening them and even damaging their property who had no part to play in their protest and were trying to cross the road block to go fend for themselves and families. Secondly they claim that the police role is to serve and protect but yet still when the police attempted to serve and protect the ordinary citizens by unblocking the road to allow everyone free movement, the police was attacked. All in all it only takes a fool to believe salisbury people were victorious on those two days in question.

  13. In Charge
    June 18, 2015

    Bla Bla Bla, why isnt Mr. Emmanuel’s matter being investigated Mr. Commissioner? Why is it on the back burner. I am requesting sir that you place it on the front burner.

    • June 18, 2015

      The UWP said recently after a month no more arrest or investigation should be done after a riot. Make up your mind! How long ago was that? You believe it should not be a cold case? Even after all that time.

  14. zulu
    June 18, 2015

    Sometimes people wait to speak out and when they do they only end up looking like a fool

  15. WE must fight for our right
    June 18, 2015

    “we need to save earth and fix the economy”. We need our feeder roads. Protest is in order. Ask the great Martin from yon under.

  16. PapaDom
    June 18, 2015

    Maybe mr carbon can help us understand what a breakdown in law and order is by presenting to the public his resume and achievements which qualified him to be made commissioner

  17. June 18, 2015

    Mr Carbon it appears that you see light on one side and is blind on the other side.I say that because you are able to see the breakdown of law and order in salisbury and move in on it but you was not able to see it when a certain individual from dominica made a deposit of 1.5 million dollars in a financial institution here and move on it.shame on you sir you are impotent when it comes to dealing with the real issues. Is it impotence, or are you just making sure that you keep your job as top cop?

  18. Tampa
    June 18, 2015

    Mr. Carbon, it is interesting how your office is quick to investigate and bring to conclusion incidents in which people who are perceived to be opposed to the government are the suspects – e.g Salisbury, Lennox and the Skerrit documents to the IPO. Why is it you find it so difficult to do the same in the case of the firebombing of GON Emmanuel’s house? Don’t you think that after all these years of neglect that GON Emmanuel deserves justice? You promised that you would investigate. It has been years but no comment from you. Let your conscience be your guide.

  19. June 18, 2015

    felix aron you are the one
    that is brainwashed if you cannot accept a simple reality.that protest action should never be allowed to take place in the first place the only reason it happened is because the people of salisbury rejected the government and did not vote for them and for that reason the people of that village is being ignored by the government. personally i believe that this i wrong and that the people’s reaction is totally justified

  20. June 18, 2015

    cHIEF, i would respectfully disagree with you on one thing: THere is no “process in law” requiewd for any Dominican to mount a protest, PROViDED that that procest does NOT interfere with the rights of OTHER Dominicans. So the police were ABSOLUTELY RI GHT to attepmt to remove the blockage of a major highway. The salisbury villagers were ABSOLUTELY WRONG TO FIGHT WITH THE pOLICE DOING THEIR LAWFYL JOB. The villagers were ALSO WRONG to attempt to obstuct the Police in making arrests the LAW provided for. For the police not to act would set a very bad precedent. The Salisbury community must apprciate this. I commend the police and their leadersip in performing a very onerous job, but the VAST MAJORITY OF DA supprt you !!!

  21. The intransigent one
    June 18, 2015

    DA might just move forward and overthrow the Gov’t. You are asking why? Simply DNO grew balls/cojones and printed my post. It did not even get a long moderation. Am impressed! there is hope it would appear. But it only appears. I recall in high school I learned Physics and recall a chapter on Real & Apparent depth. A stick in a pool and all the measurement are altered etc etc. So despite being pleased DNO printed my stuff it might be only apparent. They will soon revert to their old ways.
    Gracias Merci thank you DNO for printing the facts of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
    Anyone can id the commish who has an American -British accent and never set foot on English soil?
    I was reading an article a few yrs ago of people who had been exposed to laughing gas during dental work suddenly started speaking in a foreign language.
    Dental work? lol

  22. jonathan st jean
    June 18, 2015

    Chief Carbon,you seem hell bent on doing the will of your masters than good policing regarding the people of Salisbury.Not too long ago the public road was blocked in the Caribbean territory, also in Calibishie and your police reaction was not riot gear,gear gas,live ammunition. You acted as a reasonable man.Where was the law,?
    I see public works employees are having a peaceful protest and you send your men there in combat fatigues.You seem to have an itchy finger for the trigger these days.
    Why did you not issue subpoena for the six in Salisbury,instead you wanted to teach them a lesson,and terrorize the community.You have a responsibility to serve the people of Salisbury,to include finding peaceful ways to get along.Here in America during Black Lives Matter protests the interstate highway systems have been blocked many times,yet the response has not been third world and oppressive.You owe it to Dominicans and Salisbury to be a wise police chief.Don’t let us down.

  23. fantastic4
    June 17, 2015

    Carbon makes me laugh haha!! but I did say in a previous comment that more statements will follow after the directive given to Nassief. It is just a matter of time before we hear from the Bar Association, the Churches especially the duty free pastors; the fire service especially if the head is out of state, the schools especially from a particular teachers union, . why we haven’t heard from them to date? the answer is simple the directive hasn’t reached them yet. You see Carbon did not make a statement on or after May 11th; an entire month passes and he did not find it fit to comment; June 11th came and went no statement he allowed the Bishop to make one , he allowed DHTA and DAIC to make one – 7 days pass no statement – finally the directive arrives so he jumps up to make a statement; trust me next in line will be the Attorney General, then the Speaker and then after the Prez burial some dignitary will comment on the illegality of the protest just wait to hear and see.

    • fantastic4
      June 18, 2015

      continued……… remember the statement the same police chief was quick to make after the young man was found dead in the Possie police station. He said a homicide was committed and the police officers will pay – haha since that time we haven’t heard him comment in public until now I wonder why? as we on this what has happened to Danny Shillingford? didn’t he take the police for a ride? didn’t he waste the courts time? didn’t he make so called false statements? wasn’t he a public nuisance? what about Seko wasn’t his character and reputation damaged by all these so called false statements by Danny ? yet no lawsuits no chargers by the police, no action by the state, courts or by private individuals such as the Easy door who were implicted? so Chief is it acceptable to do all this and to get away with it? emmmmh things to ponder on Police Chief especially when you claim there is a break down in law and order; must laugh again hahaha

  24. BooHoo
    June 17, 2015

    Welcome Mr. Commissioner. I noticed it took them almost two months to write your statement for you. Glad you found some time to come and repeat it to us.

  25. me that
    June 17, 2015

    There is a saying every great Empire falls and this one will have it’s falling to some day.

  26. The ppl
    June 17, 2015

    Carbon we march onto the United nations in June 27th – someday soon u will have to answer for what was authorized in SALISBURY

    • June 18, 2015

      Hope you are matching for North Carolina instead and don’t wish it for Dominica. Compliment the police for the restraint they showed after being provoked.

      We do not want to see black people killing black people amassed to satisfy some people egos when you have racists doing it to us already.

  27. cool
    June 17, 2015

    Mr carbon is that all you got sir? why big men like all you have this one man p.m pushing you guys to hurt the people of our dominica.this man tell you guys when to talk.since this man came into power is so we have all kings of problem. Mr Skerrit live our country alone let us come back to how we were living sweet and nice we are suffering our children are HUNGRY. let me ask you sir there’s a lot of children living school this year what you put in place for them.you are not going to shut us up we will stand up for our rights and for our children.and you Mr carbon stop have this P.M have you like a little boy and do your work on your own that would do much better doing your work on your own. and i think things would work out much better for this country

    • fantastic4
      June 19, 2015

      A lot of children leaving school this year and if he hadn’t fool the poor children parents into getting tablets by January at least most of them would be leaving school or graduating with at least a tablet. During the elections he promised tablets by January, having won elections it became by March then by April now is for the new school year come September. So if Skerro cannot deliver on tablets he promised over six months ago you think is jobs he can deliver; all you mad man. but ah Skerro doh do my people that man!! but for them still doh matter what lie you live or say they saying ” the country nice boy” !!!!

  28. out of south city
    June 17, 2015

    The thing is, in life, there will always be opponents and proponents. According to the dictionary, one of the definitions of democracy is “the common people considered the primary source of political power.”
    Our political system consists of two parties and it is the right of the masses to choose or vote for whatever party they please. Without the votes of the people the leader of any of the parties does not stand a chance to win. Regardless of the party in power, the masses are still in a democratic state and not otherwise. By law they have the freedom of speech and to also demonstrate or protest their dissatisfaction of the present administration.
    How is it then, all of a sudden, that democratic right is being taken away?
    Why is it that the police came out in full gear the first time, like an army against those who were protesting their dissatisfaction and disapproval of this present administration which has failed to construct roads for the farmers to get to their land?

  29. Shameless
    June 17, 2015

    I cant wait for the longgggggg anticipated Press Release from President Charlo on the Salisbury incident. I am 100000000% certain he will be in support of the Salisbury people because it was successful in getting government’s attention. Come on Charlo, we need to hear from you once and for all. :twisted: :twisted: Don’t be a coward like Chief Carbon. :mrgreen:

    I AM SALISBURY, ARE U?
    Assertive, NOT Aggressive!

  30. u doe kare a dam about nobody
    June 17, 2015

    Racketeering, corruption, 1,5million, raping in and out of schools, 40,000 dollars disappearance, money flying, making the innocent take the fall for wicked…….Is that what you support Carbon? Man you need to resign forthwith from the Police service without no gratuity or pension. You aint worth a dime. However you can continue with the drink you and tony like and try your luck to Win $10,000 in White Oak Domino Pairs Competition.

  31. Christian Volney
    June 17, 2015

    ‘violent criminal conduct’
    Indeed Mr. Carbon, expired tear gas and live ammunition fired into a crowd is ‘violent criminal conduct’!

  32. June 17, 2015

    what do the chief of police , the dhta and the daic have in common? skerrit tells them what to say.

  33. Lawrence Ettienne
    June 17, 2015

    Every right thinking, unbiased person in this country should understand the sentiments expressed here by the top Cop. When criminal offenses are committed, we are quick to cast judgement on others, but here is a primary case of lawlessness, and so call intelligent persons sit and condone the behavior of the people of Salisbury.
    If the police did not exercise restraints, things would have been worst, and all those of you who think this is the way to go, try it again. Damn fools, allowing a Box head man like HJ to lead you all in this …..

  34. one
    June 17, 2015

    why nothing is mentioned about the bullets holes on the woman house?

  35. Keeping it real
    June 17, 2015

    Dominicans,

    Elections will be on August 31st, inside scope. Look out. The PM can’t take it again, Be the first to get it on DNO. The PM indicated in a private conversation. He is on the brink of giving up, He cannot find anything else to lie about now

    • anonymous2
      June 17, 2015

      IF that is true, then he is cracking under the pressure of the bankers.

      • EDUCATION AND COMMON SENSE
        June 19, 2015

        DEAL OR NO DEAL

    • D/can to De Bone(F)
      June 17, 2015

      Rubbish talk by you.

    • 79 & B4 Historian
      June 18, 2015

      Skerrit is not Ministeria/leadershipl material let alone being P.M what was wrong in DA in 2004? the guy can gaedly make a sentence without……………………..ing No country deserve such poverty of mind as their leader. We have produced so many brains why are we burndeing ourselves with such BS I just dont get it. But it is clear to all and sundry. basically and in simple term POVERTY allows such BS.I heard a few guys who are holding positions today the sq pegs, guys on the boards, ambassadors in tight long pants, advisors close to home.
      Shame on us as a nation. We can do a lot better than this BS. wake up.If we fail to continue what has began may 11 & June 11 we will lose momentum. Let’s take it to the limit.Charlo must be trembling.
      I can see him now in my mind’s eyes early May in the catholic church grounds urging the people outside Sir Louis Cools Latigue’s home. the rest is history.Is ur turn now Sav! look out it’s on.

    • June 18, 2015

      If that were true I am almost sure that DNO as a reputable news outlet would not put on its site an alleged private conversation of the PM. You did say private?

      Anyway the UWP and its gimmicks are not important to me today; as I pray with Dominica for the soul of the Late President. Today and for the rest of the week. My country continues to mourn the death of the Former President of Dominica His Excellency Dr. Nicholas J.O. Liverpool.

      My condolences to Mrs. Liverpool, their family and friends; the Government and People of Dominica at this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.

      May his soul rest in peace.

    • jihad
      June 18, 2015

      Your brains working in reverse man? or you sniffing poopoo?

  36. Felix AAron
    June 17, 2015

    It is very unfortunate that you want to compare the UWP rejection by the electorate with slavery or apartheid.

    The UWP is a victim of their own concoction. For years they fantasize about being victims of a corrupt government.

    They dreamed of a Dominica where the justice system is corrupt and the church and institutions of state are complicit.

    Today they think they have brainwashed a sufficient segment of the population to incite them to rise up against a duly elected government.

    I recognize by your language that most of you commenting against the government are either brainwashed or part of the propaganda machine propagating a doctrine of hate anger and jealousy.

    You have lost your sense of reasoning and you are suffering from lust for power syndrome.

    The is the source of the senseless action of the riotous mob at Salisbury.

    • BEB
      June 17, 2015

      Felix, I what you said really makes sense, but who are you referring too?

    • BEB
      June 17, 2015

      Felix ! What you have said makes sense but to whom were you referring?

      • BEB
        June 17, 2015

        I appoogize for the double comments

      • original hold dem
        June 19, 2015

        its all right, you just make people thinks you are an idiot twice

    • anonymous2
      June 17, 2015

      People need to get out of the 2 party paradigm and into a 3rd and 4th party mind set. There are some decent people in DA that could run. The problem is the mentality of so many of the people.

    • The Real Facts
      June 17, 2015

      Well stated. Woe to D/ca under a different government. Tears will be shed by the very same people who oppose this government. It will be their punishment descending from God for their ingratitude, disrespect and disregard for authority. They will pay for it and suffer.
      Dominica will be in such chaos that they will not be able to stamina it. I am informing you, take note and mark my words!

    • D
      June 17, 2015

      :?:

    • 79 & B4 Historian
      June 18, 2015

      You would learn a thing or two think of it in the opposite direction. You are support a criminal regime.
      History takes care of them look at PJ SAV not love by many. Do you like being on the wrong side? when time changes things what are you gonna do? When they come 4 U?

    • Peter Potter
      June 18, 2015

      If somebody is brainwashed it is most certainly you! How can any clear thinking human being not notice what this wicked regime is up to. Having said that, as long as there are blind, deaf and ignorant supporters of theirs still singing for their supper, Skerrit has no reason to change anything.

  37. Gordon
    June 17, 2015

    Police Chief they also attacked civilians who were attempting to walk across the road block. They all cry in the name of democracy but their actions are very radical in nature and are closer to extremism and even terrorism as they are to democracy. They do not like the taste of democracy. They do not like the results of democracy. Whenever the results of democracy is not in their favour, they claim democracy to be something else. These people are something else.

  38. manuel field
    June 17, 2015

    Commissioner you must take responsibility for the police force, yes you are being paid by the government, but you are paid to serve the Dominican public, do not allow the angry birds Skerrit Blackmoore and Austrie to turn you against the population . Remember you only have 400 officers.
    Dominicans are Law abiding citizens, yet they successfully got rid of Patick John and Eugina Charles when they had enough. Do not underestimate the peoples power. The Government has taken away the livelihood of the Salisbury people, hence they will fight to protect the little they have which is their freedom. Can you explain why the people were not summoned to come to court instead? You have been hiding, any blood shed will be on your hands.

    • Ex DA Law Man
      June 17, 2015

      I love that piece.Black an ex cop should know better than that.Only four hundred cops against at least ten thousand.Do the math.Like you said Dominicans tolerate a lot until they can’t take no more.

    • The Real Facts
      June 17, 2015

      Who said he is allowing anyone to turn him against the population? You are letting your mind work overtime.
      It is imperative that people stand up for what is right especially the authorities who are responsible for law and order.
      He is the Chief of Police and performing his duty. If they are angry they have a right to be angry. The Salisbury people led by their minister have projected that they are lawless.
      The Chief of Police does not need your useless advice.
      This is the problem with some people as you, they do not know their place, when to talk, what to say and to obey authority. Your duty as a national is to ensure that you maintain law and order.

    • blood
      June 18, 2015

      What foolishness that….summoned ppl? Every other civilized country your backside would be arrested but here it is you all saying the police are wrong to arrest ppl who clearly broke the law and you all are trying to say they are taking orders fr the government…well let me go and call the police and let them know there is a car with 5 guys and 50 keys of cocaine in canefield. I guess they will have to ask skerrit first if they can go arrest them.u all want to prevent me from goin about my business freely and ssy u standing for your rights but if it was the police that were preventing ppl fr walking freely those same ppl would be crying dictatorship. Hypocrites

  39. Tarzan
    June 17, 2015

    They couldn’t win the election so they are looking for revolution

    • 79 & B4 Historian
      June 18, 2015

      Tarzan! you know what’s a Tarzan. Do you know that song from the 80-90’s in JA it means a man who has no woman lol That speaks volumes for U. Maybe you are part of Nona? lol. LMAO real loud. If u are not u should join .My recommendation.

  40. anonymous2
    June 17, 2015

    “Carbon pointed out that there is a legal process in which protests can be held.” That says it all. In a so called ‘democratic’ environment, protesting is a right…….not a legal process. This is where I think that people are starting to wake up to the fact that they have no rights anymore. The govt. has all the rights. So the question is ‘what to do now?’

    • Ex DA Law Man
      June 17, 2015

      He was ordered to make that speech.Poor guy.His body language says it all.

    • blood
      June 18, 2015

      More foolishness…there is a legal way to protest!!!! How can u just get up and protest for your rights and in the same breath prevent me from going about my daily function freely.who gave you that right to take away another citizen right to go to school,work or to the hospital freely. Just like there is legal drugs and illegal drugs. Legal protest and iilegal protest so stop trying to justify wrong

  41. Peter Potter
    June 17, 2015

    That ‘breakdown of law and order’ as you refer to it originates from the following:
    1) promises that were made for years by the Labour regime and subsequently never materialised
    2) a failure over month for the government to discuss the issue with the citizens of Salisbury in a civilised manner
    3) the attitude of the government in addressing the issue
    4) the way the police turned up at the scene with full riot gear and as such provoked escalation
    So if I look at these points I come to the conclusion that the citizens were provoked by several ministers and members of you force. The way your force handled the entire incident was also very amateurish.
    By the way Sir, we are still expecting a statement from you as to why expired tear gas was used in Salisbury. You might think keeping silent about the issue will make it go away but I can assure you that is not going to happen. Just watch this space over the next weeks and month.

    • anonymous2
      June 17, 2015

      why expired tear gas was used ? Because that is all they had to use.

    • blood
      June 18, 2015

      Ppl block road anf u saying the way the police turned up in riot gears lol…i wonder if the police should go on a drug bust with just flashlights and bicycles hehehehehe

  42. Doc. Love
    June 17, 2015

    I can understand Mr. Carbon telling Dominicans that he under estimated the people of Salisbury on May11th. The braking of the law he is talking about could have been prevented, if only , a Minister of Government would meet the people in Salisbury as requested. Their actions escalated, because , they were treated like nullities. The Chief of Police, should have sent his top ranking police officers to meet and speak to the people, a few days after the incident of May 11th, but instead, one month later , he was wrongly instructed and went into the village and arrested six persons, although he was told, should he take such actions, he would be met with resistance. According to the legal minds in Dominica, the Riot Act calls for the arrest of twelve people, is he going to exercise his dictatorial conduct and arrest six more people or is he going to learn the lesson, the power is always with the people and not the people in power.

    • Sue
      June 17, 2015

      Carbon is a political appointee who leaped frog from over many officers to become chief. What do you expect?

    • June 17, 2015

      With all due respect to the Chief. Is he for real? He said the police used restraint. So how many people did he intended to kill on June 11th? He addressed the weapons that the people used to defend themselves without addressing the illegal actions that were perpetrated against the elderly and vulnerable of Salisbury. Mr. Carbon should apologize to the people of Salisbury. Government cannot give individuals permission to protest or else it wouldn’t be a protest. Did the U.S. government give Martin Luther King permission to protest? Did the king of England and the powers to be give permission to the Boston Tea Party to protest against taxation without representation? If we have to get permission to protest and demonstrate we are no longer a democracy but a Dictatorship.
      Mr. Carbon shouldn’t hide under the cloak of the constitution like his boss Mr. Skerrit does every time it suites his agender to make early morning raids to make arrests in Salisbury.

  43. doctrine of necessity
    June 17, 2015

    The people of salisbury are known throughout the history of Dominica to be a progressive and hardworking. since the coming of the skerrit and his party, there has been a plan to demoralise and provoke the villagers..skerrit was quick to run a by-election hopping to win salisbury.in a democratic system,there must be an opposition.but is skerritt world ,no he wants all 21seats when he dos not get it all, he smash down his opponent with the help of his private police

    • The Real Facts
      June 17, 2015

      Ask yourself. Who is at the forefront of this? You, too, know very well. It is not the DLP government. Place the blame where it belongs.

  44. TSB
    June 17, 2015

    Oh all that them “peace full protesters” did na. Thats why they attempted to attack members of the media so their crooked intentions will not be revealed.

  45. The intransigent one
    June 17, 2015

    keeping my fingers crossed they pass moderation and not fall into the abyss of the garbage can/bin.
    Last challenge was loss to me DNO did not print which was a manifestion of lock of cojones to print the truth blaming it on legal contents. my great Toe.

  46. The intransigent one
    June 17, 2015

    The island needs a cleansing- gov’t police other civil servants opposition alike.
    We have a failed state. Too many sq pegs in round holes beginning with Medard.
    I stand by my statements. No apologies and no dog should bark. Medard in charge Charlo as president ,sr.counsel as advisors Nanton as ???????? am still wondering how why . Now Mamo,Rosie Fabien Pierro, Maynard are dead and am not feeling well myself Parra retired from the politics Tinco into taxi association so we are truly screwed as a nation. Ron almost gone , Dr. willy withering politically joey retired too the mahaut former Dlm guy who was on the radio station’s board and the lawyer guy who closed his office to go soviet. MCK left de docs being non-resident ambassadors on so many boards and looking to be on the college board soon aren’t we screwed t the max? Nous finir bat

    • The Real Facts
      June 17, 2015

      The cleansing it needs begins with you and your overall attitude. :twisted: :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  47. really
    June 17, 2015

    why nothing is mentioned about the bullets holes on the woman house?

    • pyahye
      June 17, 2015

      or/and expired tear gas?

    • jihad
      June 18, 2015

      and the stone hole on the police vehicle too 8)

  48. THAT IS Dominican
    June 17, 2015

    “We all have the responsibility to ensure that the Commonwealth of Dominica remains quiet and peaceful,”. It is great that you recognize this responsibility. Does that include the reported use of live rounds on innocent civilians. I doubt rubber pierces walls but this could be wrong, right? According to the judge, who washed her hands of the matter, Francis may have a point. Meaning that your decision to go in for these people may well be unlawful where we all know it was definitely unnecessary and a gross misuse of force. Force which the people of Salisbury pay for by their taxes. Sir, you work for the people of Dominica. Remember that.
    And of all the “criminal offences” you choose to look at you find these the greatest. Ha. No Law, No Constitution” my friends. Let’s now bow down to the GREAT LEADER who said that right?

    • The Real Facts
      June 17, 2015

      You will never concede that they deserved it. I am unable to comprehend that you think the protesters have rights over the Police. After what they did? Pelting stones and whatever else at the police? You should be ashamed. Others are reading about their lawless attitude. It does not look good for them and for Dominica.
      They were fortunate that no one got killed. Tell them do not try this again and protest.

  49. June 17, 2015

    Mr Carbon wil all due repect to you sir, I am in disagreement with you, you should know that thsrs ard videos all over the place and with that said thd police were the aggressors. The Salsbury issue Cardon is due to neglect, by your leader the controller of you army, the people of that constituency and the PR on many occations called on skerrit government to repair the roads leading to their farm, their place of employment which fell on death ears, due to the ract that they regected skirrit government by not voting labor. Cardon why did, nt you and skerrit send the military police to the other communities where the villagers did blocked the road, they were doing the same as the people of Salsbury exercising their constitutional rights carbon not forgetting that these villagers voted labor. Carbon do you know that Cuffy Williams started the riot physically abusing Mr John, Mr John bib not raise his hands on Cuffy WILLIAM, cuffy was the aggressor allso the chainsaw police

  50. KID ON THE BLOCK
    June 17, 2015

    At least something happening; let no stone be unturned. THE CULPRITS must pay. Dominica don’t belong to Salisbury people

    • Peeping Tom
      June 17, 2015

      “Dominica don’t belong to Salisbury people.” Well-said. This should be the quote of the year.

    • Vacabon
      June 18, 2015

      You right Dominica belongs to each and everyone of us, including Salisbury people. It is better to be thought of as a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

  51. Sue
    June 17, 2015

    Please Carbon go talk to your Lords Blackmoore and Skerrit. You do not make any sense.

  52. The intransigent one
    June 17, 2015

    Carbon said criminal offesnse were commited during the Salisbury events
    Carbon said criminal offenses were committed during the Salisbury events

    Police Chief, Daniel Carbon, has described events in the community of Salisbury on May 11 and June 11 as not protest actions but a break down of law and order.

    In a statement on Wednesday he said several criminal offenses were committed during the events.
    Ok Cabbie! All things are relative & this one is no different. However you now chose to speak up and open your usual no comment no action for crimes prior to Salisbury.It is not unexpected from people who are in positions of power for which they are not qualified but are placed as yes men to carry out the work of Imperialism and in our case on the island of the Neo DLP led by ex-DFP-ites.
    All the incidents which you had to open ur big mouth you were not man enough( void of cojones I guess!
    there is a feminization of our men in power today.) and by extension you too.

  53. AA
    June 17, 2015

    HAHAHAHAH what a joker. Mr Carbon you confronted the people with violence, what were you expecting in return that they would lay on the ground and let you ride over them? are you that stupid? Weren’t you and your people trained in non violent means of ending protest by the people?

    Mr. Carbon, what about the money laundering that is taking place in the country, why aren’t you investigating these offences, what about the racketeering why no investigation and prosecution, these are serious crimes against the state that you allow to be perpetrated by the white color criminals. you and your goons went to Salisbury to attack the people but you cannot investigate persons a few steps away from your office

    Where there is no justice there will not be peace and where you have selective treatment of persons and your blatant bias in the upholding of laws of the country there will be no peace. I am not a second class cizizen in the land. The police went looking for so they get, take what…

  54. Tjebe fort
    June 17, 2015

    Mr. Carbon, you represent the law but according to the old saying “sometimes the law is an ass”.

  55. Bull Crap
    June 17, 2015

    Let me Guess.. Another Nessief..
    Skerrit gave u a call as well.. Aftet that issue with DHTA just following Skerrit orders and Nassief putting out statement..I wont listen to any statement you guys give. Be it true or not.. You guys have just lost the last bit to respect i had..

  56. SMH
    June 17, 2015

    From what i gathered from previous reports a swell as members of the protest, The people began a peaceful protest and it only resulted into violent behavior because they were attacked by the police officers FIRST. does it give them a right to throw stones and offend police officers? NO, certainly not, irrespective of what really happened. However, all blame cant be placed on the residents. The idea was “to conduct a peaceful protest”. Until the officers began their violence. They are both to blame. But again, yes… The police officers, should be respected.

    • The Real Facts
      June 17, 2015

      You call that a peaceful protest? Blocking others who were traveling to their workplaces, schools and for appointments is by far not a peaceful protest. Was it not said that they attacked a few of them? Then threw stones at the police. If this is a peaceful protest, I would not want to see one with riots. They are people who defy authority.

  57. Zammy
    June 17, 2015

    Mr Police Commissioner your view is respected but why can’t you n your troops put an end to corruption, allegations of malpractice in government n all the other criminal activities?
    Why don’t you investigate the allegations brought against those under your charge for all kinds of bad behaviour?
    The law is for the protection of all not to just stifle people from demand performance from the government. ..

  58. Choose for yourself
    June 17, 2015

    I did not realize Dominica had a Police Commissioner. Is his sudden appearance/utterance a photo-opportunity?
    Is this a pre-emptive move to make a case for excessive force as there are people prepared to protest outside the United Nations?
    Did you have any other alternative to getting the people charged and/show up to court?
    Does anyone of the policemen onsite at the time of the protest have any training in crowd control/conflict resolution?
    Are you investigating this situation independently or are you under pressure to deliver results that is unbiased?

    • Anonymous
      June 17, 2015

      Sorry: the CONSTITUTION says Chief of Police

  59. Ghost
    June 17, 2015

    Stop being so hypocritical mr carbon!! You know where your salary is coming from at the end of every month but the farmers of Salisbury are not too shore where the next $ is coming from due to the fact that they can’t access their farms. They have been abandoned for too long so they did what they had to do in order to capture the attention they needed from those in authority. I am In full support with the residents of Salisbury. I am Salisbury mr carbon are you?

    • Fouchette
      June 17, 2015

      He is Vieille Case all the way through just like the PM. How is he ever going to have the balls to refute what the Vieille Case government is doing? He is talking fouchette.

  60. June 17, 2015

    I believe that CARBON and BLACKMOOR should go back to the drawing board to learn to about law and order and the CONSITUTION before blowing their horns it is so ridiculous , I would suggest that CARBON stop making statements that cause more harm than correcting the situation , We have to come together to result things before the power box that we are sitting on will send DOMINICA into a tale wind, right now it’s not about the FARMERS it’s about POWER . My people are been destroyed by the POLICE DEPT and those we put into office….. Remember BLACKMOOR have the training of a policeman he do not know anything about PEACE ..
    Those guys should step back and allow another outside group to handle the situation, I see the BISHOP and others have begin to do that the PM , BLACKMOOR and CARBON should not interfere.

    • Anonymous
      June 17, 2015

      It is this kind of thinking that gave rise to the problem in the first place. Get this: if you take on the police there will be consequences; its the LAW. Please do your self a favour, READ the CONSTITUTION. NOTE: The office of Chief of Police is a Constitutional position.

  61. jihad
    June 17, 2015

    I agree with you mr carbon.

  62. Ras
    June 17, 2015

    Boss u need to resign. You are the worst police chief ever in the Caribbean maybe even the world by extension. All we the people asking for is for someone of government to come talk to us about our road, our means to survival. but our leaders feel like they are too high/heavy to deal with poor suffering people. We will stand up and fight, maybe even die for our rights and freedom. Big up bawi people

  63. Erasmus B. Black
    June 17, 2015

    And on the 38th day after the first incident, and 6th day after the second incident in the place called Salisbury, there appeared the Police Commissioner to make a statement. And he spoke with a new found loud voice saying the events were a break down in law and order. But those that heard it were not exceedingly surprised but they marveled and wondered thus : ” Was the commissioner directed by the Dear Leader to make this statement? And concerning the Commissioner’s words that invesgations into both riots continue, some of the people were sore afraid and wondered even more : ” What could these things be? And they stood shaking their heads and wondering at the way things were being done at “the next level”.

  64. smh
    June 17, 2015

    this the the face of a power hungry man………..hope u have position forever carbon……….all the bad you are doing to people.may you ask god forgiveness

    • The Real Facts
      June 17, 2015

      God will punish you for using His Name in vain and in your hatred for authorities and law and order. You need to repent and ask God forgiveness.

      • Francisco Telemaque
        June 19, 2015

        Facts, you are the very last person on earth who should talk about hatred. You are fuel by hatred. No one can forget your vicious attacks on Lennox, actually made up lies about him when you do not know the man!

        You and Elizabeth are always talking about God will punish people, because of their views, if that is the case he will punish you for lying on him, over, and over again. Whenever, people say things about God which cannot be substantiate by the written word of God; whatever the say; it does not matter how good their words sound, they still a liars, a lie, is a lie, is a lie!

        And unless they repent (change) from their lying ways, God will punish them too!

  65. Observer
    June 17, 2015

    This makes a lot of sense which most Dominicans wont see, blocking a portion of the country is illegal. If you stop someone from going to the Hospital because you cannot have your way, you need to be removed by force. There is a better way to protest.

    • AVLIM
      June 18, 2015

      Whilst i agree with you, I also see the other side of the coin…….i guess they were trying to bring out the point that if they cannot get access to their roads to do their work then why should everyone else. This is not the best way to express themselves but i guess when you are fed-up you will take any route to get your point across.

    • Laterre
      June 18, 2015

      You one sided people keep saying there is a better way to protest and yet still I have not seen any of you sharing the better way. Show us the way. Always remember every dog have their day.

  66. Shameless
    June 17, 2015

    Talk moomoo talk! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: You are a joker!

    I see like the DHTA & DAIC you were “directed” to make a statement against your will. Why did it take you so long sir? Is it because the conscience of the nation is turning against you and the cabal? Didn’t your deputy warn you that any actions to arrest people in Salisbury would have been disasterous? Why did you allow the “minister” and the “ASP Of Police” to back you in a corner and proceed with the arrests. Once upon a time you called yourself the people’ commissioner now you are the most hated police officer along with the ASP from :twisted:

    While you are at it sir, can you please update us on the 1.5 Million $$ deposited in the bank? Can you tell us for whom the new position of 2nd Deputy Commissioner was created and was that a contributing factor by an ASP is violating the human rights of Salisbury people!!! Time will tell! :twisted: :twisted:

    I AM SALISBURY, ARE U?
    Assertive,…

    • The Real Facts
      June 17, 2015

      Some of you love to throw words. It is really your nature. Who is impressed by your writing? :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  67. IluvmyPm
    June 17, 2015

    So not following the arrest warrant for ezDoor was not illegal
    only God know how u fellas sleep at night.

  68. who vex vex
    June 17, 2015

    All dat happened and all im hearing is police do dis n police do dat.
    I am 4 the first protest but d second waz just stupid.
    Give both sides pls.
    Both UWP n Labour responsible cause we all no it was political on both sides.

  69. 007
    June 17, 2015

    Sounds like you plan on making some more arrest,

    • Peeping Tom
      June 17, 2015

      Wouldn’t this be consistent with the UWPwee’s call for “rule of law?” As i see it, Lennox should publicly commend the Police when more rioters are arrested and charged.

  70. Shaka zulu
    June 17, 2015

    Mr. Carbon we all have the responsibility that Dominica remains quiet and peaceful. So why after the initial protest you went and arrest folks. Did you not think people would rise up. It’s your responsibility to investigate all crimes, suspicions of crime and reports of crimes and to maintain peace. Arresting folks for something that has always been done especially in this politically polarised atmosphere is just as irresponsible. We all know you are a puppet on a red string and the application of law enforcement is subjective. The position you and others hold does not make u a master nor make you wise. I am wondering if being quiet for you means turning a blind eyes to the real issues and problems. Are you asking people not to demand better or do it so nobody else can see. Go ahead and shoot people next time see how that turns up and you will tell me about riots.

    • Anonymous
      June 17, 2015

      You obviously did not hear a word from what Mr. Carbon said. You are also unfamiliar with the laws of this country. I highly recommend that you begin doing some reading to familiarise yourself about how this country is run.. Perhaps you could attend a programme at the State College to prepare yourself.

      • Shaka zulu
        June 18, 2015

        Why don’t you recommend the book you read on the laws of the country and the class you took at the state college that gave you in-depth knowledge of the Laws of Dominica. Send me the info so I can get educated.

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