Salisbury protesters can sue gov’t – Behanzin

Behanzin said the tear gas canisters used in Salisbury were outdated
Behanzin said the tear gas canisters used in Salisbury were outdated

Local attorney, Tiyani Behanizin, has told residents of Salisbury affected by what he said were expired tear gas and other armaments at a massive protest recently that they can take legal action against the government.

Furthermore, he said, steps are being initiated to contact Amnesty International and the United Nations on the matter and CARICOM will be contacted so it can encourage a public inquiry into the use of such armaments at the protest.

He was addressing residents of the community on Monday morning.

“All of you that have been affected, those who have been hit deliberately by these projectiles have a case against the state,” he said. “There are some 70 plus lawyers in Dominica, find one of them and file your case against the government. You have six months to do so…”

He stated that he is in contact with Amnesty Internation and the UN agency that assists in human rights on the matter.

“I have been in touch with them and I am going to release the pictures of these armaments …,” he stated.

Behanzin noted that he wants a UN team to come to Dominica to take evidence from the people of Salisbury.

“We will write CARICOM and ask them to encourage the government of Dominica to hold a public inquiry into the incident of last week in Salisbury,” he said.

According to Behanzin, tear gas used by the police during the protest was expired and outdated.

“Tear gas as I describe it, which was used in the 1800’s, has a shelf life of five years after manufacture,” he revealed, while he showed the residents a tear gas canister which, he said, the markings showed were manufactured in 2004.

“This canister had to have been used by 2009,” he noted.

He said others showed they were manufactured in 1994 and 2002.

“What I discovered is that when tear gas is more than five years past its manufactured date, it should not be used on any operation,” Behanzin remarked. “Secondly on the canisters themselves the warning states, apart from the four years, five years to be used it operation, it said it cannot even be used for training purposes after six years.”

Behanzin showed residents another canister, which he stated that the manufacturer said after five years the chemicals become toxic.

“The fact that they are old, means that they are toxic,” he said. “How toxic depends on the molecular structure of the individual, so we have no idea.”

Behanzin said some of the canisters have already left Dominica “to protect their integrity.”

He is seeking to establish who authorized the use of the expired tear gas at the protest, who he pointed out affected not only protesters, but the police themselves.

He also wants the government to be clear on how many more expired and outdated armaments are in store and what programs are in place to have them destroyed.

Last week Salisbury was rocked by a massive demonstation. Protesters said the community has been neglected by the government and roads, especially farm access roads, are in terrible conditions.

The protest, which included a blocking the main highway in the area, was eventually dispersed by the police using tear gas.

One of the canisters used in the Salisbury protest
One of the canisters used in the Salisbury protest shows when it should be used

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197 Comments

  1. sailsbury farmer
    May 20, 2015

    Why don’t we have more dominicans talking and thinking like john he is not blowing hot air, he said stop sending your money overseas that’s true keep in in the credit union to build dominica every thing is blue and red and poverty , john said to take control stop waiting for blue or red to save you it will never happened, thank you again you changed my thinking I am a better person now. I was angry with Red all the time all I did is talk and argue instead of spending more time on my farm. I stayed by the bay in sailsbury playing dominoes, I am going up six days a week life will be better now.

  2. sailsbury farmer
    May 20, 2015

    All third world countries black people make big mistakes building mansions and buyingexpensive cars they cannot afford, build the business first. With 500 v illars you can employ 600 ladies to take care of them, real estate people rents them, ueest got rich and all black farmers die poor we are going to create the jobs and own most of the b usineses. If all politicians had busineses no fighting in Roseau for jobs they would not even want to be in Roseau people would beg us to run we would not steal so much. Take a look at the caribean and tell me what the politicians created more poverty and beggers. The people have to get together and fix the problems government cannot do it most of them is brain dead. After the British left it is worst.How many Dominicans Lawyers owns a farms. All they have is a mansion and two girls on the side. Change the mind set and you achieve, don’t wait on the government do it together like credit union

  3. sailsbury farmer
    May 20, 2015

    I am home going to the farm this morning in my pickup that I buy with my sweat of my brow, there is a feller name john he opened my eyes and changed my sons life. My son is in college and was confused about what he wanted to be in life . I own 2 acres of mountain land above Dublanc I told him to study some thing that have to with city planning or engineering. Come back home I will give him the land to build a Villar . John is not blowing. He talks about his family dying poor because they did not know. Quest got rich and all the farmers died poor. All Doctors and Lawyers should build v illars to rent and not mansions to live in. John talks about our mind is Mess up that is true blue fighting red over nothing, thank you john , we are not so poor we don’t know what to do.

  4. Eagle Eye
    May 20, 2015

    I am thinking, every farming village should organize a two day protest in support of the people of salisbury and the police force.This will be the action and benefits …….the police will be stretch out to it max,i am certainly sure there is not enough military grade riot gear for each officer,the stockpile of expired teargas will be used,then the government have no choice ,but to fix the feeder roads before the next election, restock the armory with up to date teargas and riot gear for each and every police officer on the force. who will benefit ?the farmers.the police force,the government,the country and some lawyers. who are the losers? a few politicians,the people who never stop with politics when election is over,the officer responsible for keeping stock of the teargas.the person who gave the order to use the teargas and for sure some lawyers/liers.

  5. youth
    May 19, 2015

    sue them big money billions i say sue them… i was there to who i have to chk im affected

  6. john
    May 19, 2015

    Telemaque you know of any finance people who can help us raise money to buy three boats5.00.00. Chickens and build 40 v illars that would employ 5.000 people. Stop buying chicken from the cubans? Why are we buying chicks from Barbados can’t we raise our own chicks what are we doing. We don’t need government it will only be a private affair

    • Francisco Telemaque
      May 20, 2015

      I gave you the answer John, but DNO kicked it to the curb, or kicked it into the trash bin of oblivion! I told you the name of the only man I know who can do that but perhaps DNO doh want me to say his name.

      (But him name have wan R & S in um oui).

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah! I know him name but I doh talking again!

  7. May 19, 2015

    My good people of Dominica, STOP being led by these wolves who have hearts of pure darkness and personal gain. Common sense is of great importance, we are in a world of modern technology, read my people, read!!!! Stop being headless chickens!–@no common sense, May 19, 2015

    You are right on my friend. The heart of “pure darkness” is the product of mind condition of extreme carnality–this kind of mind is lacking it s feedings of Life from conscience, because conscience itself is dead.

    And so those people of “darkness” are people with the “night” of existence, an existence with nothing but futility and death.

    But God forbid that those people will overcome our God fearing people in Dominica; for darkness can have no victory against “Light” which is the Stature of the Life which we receive from Him, through faith in Jesus Christ.

  8. Jerry
    May 19, 2015

    The use of expired tear gas, even on your enemies is considered chemical warfare. So if pursued this could this could spell trouble for some people, unlessssss NOOOOOO law can hold them accountable.

    Do a quick google research before you talk.

  9. Thorbjørn Jagland
    May 19, 2015

    Skerrit should resign immediately.

  10. Dominican
    May 19, 2015

    Tear gas is an unstable molecule. It will degrade over time with exposure to the environment. Thus, it becomes less effective over time and exposure since the quantity lessens, but it does NOT stop the remainder from operating as advertised. MANY compounds do this. Tear gas is no exception. Generally the more irritating the compound, the faster it will degrade, because it is more chemically ACTIVE and likely to be affected by things in the environment which cause the degradation. All this means is that after the expiration date, the effectiveness may be less than they say it will be.

  11. Charlie Red
    May 19, 2015

    ALL BARK AND NO BITE!. Behanzin, go and find something constructive to do!.

    How about organizing workshops on honing the farmers’ agricultural skills so that they can contribute significantly to the Economy.

    The UN and Amnesty will not give you the time of day. Good luck with trying to prove that the Police in fact used those cannisters on the people. It could have come from your garage for all we know.

  12. Francisco Telemaque
    May 19, 2015

    A Class Action Lawsuit allows a large number of people with a common interest in a matter to sue, or be sued as a group. The class action suit began in the equity courts of the seventeenth-century bill of peace.

    The English court would allow a bill of peace to be heard if the number of litigants was so large that joining their claims in a lawsuit was not practical, or possible, the members of the possessed a joint interest in the question to be adjudicated, and the parties named in the suit could be adequately represent the interest of persons who were absent from the action but whose rights would be affected by the outcome.

    If the court allowed a bill of peace to proceed the judgment that resulted would bind all members of the group. this case is a lawyers dream! The people who are telling Behanzin to let sleeping dog lie are idiots, Skerrit poppets!

    • Francisco Telemaque
      May 19, 2015

      The best way to deal with Skerrit and his government in this matter is utilizing the class action lawsuit method, even if all seventy (70) lawyers in Dominica including Tony become involved. I am surprised that some clown advised let sleeping dog remain sleeping.

      I suspect that person is referring to the victims as dogs, and Skerrit was right to use chemicals on the people. There was a man in Sadam government in Iraq who gassed his Iraqis, he was convicted for that crime and hung!

      And here some idiot is suggesting that the brutality perpetrated on the defenseless people of Salisbury should go without notice how come this same person did not advised the piece of Jamaican feces who broke the law of our country, sued Skerrit, and was paid. Some of you need to get a damn life, and stop kissing up to Skerrit;

  13. too late
    May 19, 2015

    i wonder how behanzin got his hands on these and how will he prove that these were actually used. ultimately if this expired tear gas was really used on the people then this police force is really out of control,
    oh but expired tear gas dont matter nuh cause ‘ We Love Our PM’

  14. FOUCHETTE FEUR
    May 19, 2015

    no one has done the research except for behazine, yet if this is true then there should be a bigger concern for the citizens and police who were affected by the tear gas.. so people, instead of writing comments with regards to or which party your sympathetic to, PLEASE denounce that type of behavior coming from the commissioner of police and the politicians for using a weaponry system that may very well cause prolong health disease as a result of expired armament…

  15. No common sense
    May 19, 2015

    I really dont understand that man’s motive. You people are turning our country upside down, inside out! Clearly a case of WRONG and STRONG! You’re trying to tell me, that these protesters disrupted the daily life/business of hundreds of people, including school children, attacked law enforcement officers and damaged vehicles BUT you’re influencing them to take the government to court for expired tear gas? You’re so much of a fool you fail to realize that the expiration date on the tear gas and pretty much any item means that the active ingredient(s) in there becomes less effective with time, so since its past due according to the manufacturer its most likely to be LESS effective when used.

    My good people of Dominica, STOP being led by these wolves who have hearts of pure darkness and personal gain. Common sense is of great importance, we are in a world of modern technology, read my people, read!!!! Stop being headless chickens!

    • hmmmm!!!
      May 19, 2015

      it can be so frustrating trying to educate a fool…common sense is not really a gift u kno bcus u hav to deal with everyone dat havnt got it…so if u attacking me and I have a weapon I can use to defend myself dat may harm u I should not use it? so I must let u attack me and maybe even kill me in the process becus I doe want to hurt u? so I like u more dan myself? thank you wi papa for d little bit of sense I have

    • Give it 2dem's buddy
      May 19, 2015

      “You people are turning our country upside down, inside out! ” No common sense May18th-2015
      Look like you took all that was allotted to the Commonwealth of DA in BC lol!
      “Clearly a case of WRONG and STRONG” Voleur of all senses
      Clearly ID No Commonsense, this is what is needed & long overdue ( turning our country upside down, inside out! ) when you have bogus people idiots opportunists by-products of extreme poverty- once upon a time who turn multi milioneers overnight and have the Cojones to be rude and disrespectfull we need to do what you said turn DA on it’s head so that never again can idiots occupy our high offices.
      The sad thing is some universities graduated them even with English degrees which does not manifest the action of rendering /bestoying on them. Maybe 29th may 2015 is to close to turn DA on her head. we will perhaps need another 6mos to a yr to convince the unconvincible of the need to be convinced.
      Give it to dem I trust you’ll enjoy this one just as…

      • No common sense
        May 20, 2015

        Hurray Someone went to school…

        It makes no sense to showcase such negativity to the rest of the world, Dominica is a mare dot on the map who is struggling like fish out of water, because our PREVIOUS government did not think out of the box and prepare our island for the future, they relied on the banana industry which went to dust. So we missed the boat, and now we are stranded. Politicians will ALWAYS be politicians, you people need to travel and read the news some more, well news besides DNO. The more you people keep up with this BS the more people will turn their backs on Dominica, stop fighting each other and looking for every reason to show how unstable Dominica is.

        Politicians are like every other Jack out there, for themselves, but there are a few who will look out for the people, While looking out for themselves as well. besides Rome was not build in a day

        When Dominica is seen as a next Jamaica to the rest of the world yall will stop.

    • grell
      May 19, 2015

      yes people like you that support communism and Roosevelt SKERRIT BUT HIS DEMISE IS COMING,

      • No common sense
        May 20, 2015

        Communism is not a bad idea after all, because some of you all dont know what to do with freedom. Still in the slavery mentality.

    • Danziger
      May 19, 2015

      [email protected] common sense, sa ce un conplot monté en band organnisée

    • Independent Thinker
      May 19, 2015

      @No common sense. . .quite fitting a name, considering you don’t know that all chemicals are not created equal; just as ‘less effective’ doesn’t equal ‘less toxic’. Though the efficacy of a chemical can be reduced over time, that same less effective chemical can be dangerous and can even cause death. As a matter of fact, Chloracetophenone (CN) has a greater potential to cause corneal damage when cartridges have expired. Doctors in the US have warned that tear gas is far more toxic when expired. CS gas (2-chlorobenzylidene malonitrile) is more potent than CN gas and dibenzoxazepine (aka CR) is more potent than the two. Maybe if you were exposed to the gas in Salisbury, you would have run to the internet to research the effects of expired tear gas. Don’t wait until trouble reaches your doorstep to do what is right!

  16. Kumbaya
    May 19, 2015

    Come on Tihanzi, just let sleeping dogs lie

    • Independent Thinker
      May 19, 2015

      @Kumaya. What ignorance! What exactly do you refer to as the sleeping dogs? The effects of the gas exposure that is sure to emerge in the coming month/years? Or the potential action class lawsuit that the government faces? For now, the two are asleep but they won’t stay that way so, maybe – just maybe – you were referring to the ignorance of those who continue to defend atrocity for the sake of a little handout!

  17. hmmmm!!!
    May 19, 2015

    if I have to answer u there u wouldn’t even see d comment bcus dno would delete it…but I will not say wat u was doin with d can…

  18. nonsense
    May 18, 2015

    Kudos to the Dominica police force…the use of tear gas were called for…..these people have no respect for the police force. …once the throwing of stones at the police were involved the police had every right to use tear gas…in some countries the police would have used more force and fire their gun in the crowd but thank God they acted professionally without any causalities….no it is not illegal to protest but is how you protest …..you want to protest do so on the side of the roads with your placards….but you can’t go blocking a main road like that with all kind of funk then when the police try unblocking it stones are being throw at them …do you think that’s sound like a peaceful protest?that’s how the tear gas came in the police had to protect themselves like any police officers around the world would have done.

    • FOURCHETTE DE FER
      May 19, 2015

      idiot, the issue is not the use of tear gas, it is the use of expired tear gas which is toxic to the body…. and protest is a democratic process where governments have to notice the peoples disgust.

  19. The Facts
    May 18, 2015

    There are always two sides to a story.
    Amnesty Int’l., The UN and CARICOM should read the comments especially on DNO dating back to a few months, if not years and they will see what the Dominica government is up against with some types of Dominican people. I hope they do.

  20. The Facts
    May 18, 2015

    Behanzin is a product of his father, a fighter and protester.
    He will have much to prove. He cannot find any fault and so he used the tear gas cans, thinking he has a good reason for reporting the police, the government of D/ca.
    Behanzin is looking for more money to hoard in his pocket and bank account(s).
    What Behanzin should know, other D/cans even from afar from what they have been reading and hearing also on other matters could write Amnesty Int’l., the UN and CARICOM about those disrespectful, unruly people, not only the Salisbury protesters. We have much to write about and complain to them also due to our experience.
    Some D/cans still have to learn discipline and respect for authority. They blame the government for everything and are uncooperative. This is putting it mildly. They do not blame those who put them up to it and themselves.
    Benhanzin, other Dominicans have a beef against you and against the protesters. The pen is mightier than the sword.

    • FOURCHETTE DE FER
      May 19, 2015

      I am sorry for you.. the government just poisoned the protester and police and you just cannot see that point. you have to attack the messenger.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      May 19, 2015

      Facts, you are making yourself a fool once again! There is no comparison between Behanzin, and his father Roosevelt Douglas. In the first place I knew Rosie personally, and can tell you between those two, it is not like father, like son!

      In the first place Behanzin is far better educated than his father; now Rosie may have educated his son, I do not know, however, educationally the father cannot contend with his son, Any wonder Skerrit was friends to Rosie, they are both the same never accomplish their academic goal, Rosie never completed his political science major, so too Skerrit could not complete his English major.

      Why because they are two dunce!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      Everything else you talk about Benhanzin is unfounded garbage!

    • No common sense
      May 20, 2015

      Amen!!!

      Sadly many of these people fail to see the truth or just wicked! They see this going on American TV and feel they should carry on with it at home. I have no problem with them protesting, its their right, but its a MAJOR issue when they lack respect for authority. You just CANNOT attack a police officer, not in Dominica, not in USA, not In Africa , not in RUSSIA, you just cant!

      Its such a damn shame when the professionals in our country use the uneducated for thier personal gain, neglecting the fact that the rest of the world is looking at us. The tiny STRUGGLING island in the caribbean.

      When the little tourist passengers we have decrease in numbers, blame Skerrit.

  21. Keeping it real
    May 18, 2015

    seeing all of this the chief of Police needs to tender his resignation.

    If this was in the USA he would have been given his matching papers.

    I am going to be providing lawyers to at least 20 people for a start to hold the Head of state accountable and seek for him to tender his resignation as well.

  22. Prot
    May 18, 2015

    Since 2002 the police had those canisters and waiting to use them but the moment never came. That is like fellas walking with the same condoms in their wallet for years and never get to use them. Lol. The police finally get some action. I mean don’t they have people responsible for checking their weapons stores to ensure that all their equipment are within the shelf life?

  23. May 18, 2015

    Boo hoo…sue who? You rubber-bulleted and tear-gassed dirty UWP farmers are NOT suing anyone!!! You idiots are better off calling Matt and Angelo and spouting your rubbish as usual. It seems like the minority in Dominica are so displeased and disappointed about their loss at the polls on December 8th last year (2014) that they are attempting everything to spark a revolution and an eventual overthrow of this mighty and powerful Labour Party Government. But……..who are they kidding? Any attempt by these sore losers to disrupt the lives of law-abiding Labour Citizens, any attempt to obstruct traffick, deter Police Officers from carrying out their duties or cause damage to State Property will be dealt with promptly and with extreme prejudice. The Police response at Salisbury was a mere warning to the rest of you sore Uneducated Wicked People losers. Understand that we true Dominicans could do without your type in our Country, so the next time it won’t be rubber….capeesh?

  24. Cry of the People
    May 18, 2015

    This is just not right. Thanks to Behanzin for bringing this issue to light. Many of these police officers like Cuffy Williams and others are singing for their supper and are desperate to get to the top. It was inhumane of the police officers to discharge expired tear gas on the people of Salisbury, since they were just protesting against the deplorable conditions of the farm access roads.

  25. walky
    May 18, 2015

    Every where in he world polce n government doin the same thing, i saw the video and they lucky d Domnca that happen another sland Gunshots would of ring, police too wicked and think people is there animal they can do what they want

  26. goodie
    May 18, 2015

    This man can make aloot of money in the USA.

    • kay
      May 19, 2015

      Why do some people continue to compare the US with DA, when both have their own laws/constitution.

      • Malgraysa
        May 20, 2015

        The U.S. legal system is based on British case law as is ours. Besides, natural justice applies everywhere and anywhere.

  27. Peter Potter
    May 18, 2015

    Yes, sue this government and then let’s get rid of them! Why on earth are there still Labor supporters who keep on following this gang. A government that is prepared to treat it’s citizens in that way won’t stop at anything. Wake up an smell the coffee!!

  28. gangsters and police
    May 18, 2015

    We take dis serious we down for anything

  29. Righteous
    May 18, 2015

    If Dominica was a communist state like some would want you to believe, Local attorney, Tiyani Behanizin would be arrested and thrown in jail or executed like they do in North Korea. The people of Dominica can sue everyone involve in the protest for deny them the right to move freely in Dominica under the Protection of Freedom of Movement.

    

    • May 18, 2015

      thats exactly why the people of sulisbury should sue that heartless gvmnt for using expired gas on them .SMELLS LIKE GENOCIDE

    • Brook Benton
      May 19, 2015

      Righteous, Give them the 2019 term and we will be there lol It’s only a matter of time. As fools enjoy power they become callous & and stupid adding to their degree of stupidity they already manifest.
      They ‘ve only just began. If you are righteous you should know this hymn. It says w have only just began ask any priest or better yet the tete chein Boys-nous. lol for the latter ask Crazy.

    • REAL!!!!
      May 19, 2015

      Righteous …..That is just where Dominica is going. The writing is on the walls.

  30. john
    May 18, 2015

    How could you hold any politicians accountable when very few people knows how government should function. All over the world prople say politicians are thieves only few gets caught and go to jail. You must put laws in place and tell the politician who he works for. Talking alone will not change anything, where are your Lawers to teach you what the politician can do and what he cannot do. The politician will do what you allow him to do.Do any one know how much money you owe, and how much money coming in if youddon’t know something very simple about your country you people are in trouble the politici as nd will always take your money you set up the rong system ask Lawyers to fix the system where you know every thing about your government. Linton will steal if you don’t know nothing

  31. May 18, 2015

    I am not against the police for doing their jobs but we need to understand that they must operate within the ambit of the LAW . you cannot have an illegal police operation, and accuse the civilians of protesting illegally.There are grounds for case against the Govt. locally , regionally, and internationally. It appears that the Prime Minister have his own definition & INTERPRETATION of the laws & Constitution of this country does the attorney general worth his salt in this regard & it would be very interesting to know what were the rules of engagement given to the police on the 11th of may 2015 at Salisbury ? Let us keep the maxim true, that no man is above the LAW!!!!

    • point
      May 18, 2015

      “Let us keep the maxim true, that no man is above the LAW!!!!”…….are you saying that protestors are above the law? The rule of law should apply to all not just a select few.

      • May 18, 2015

        I have not said that protesters are above the LAW . I said that no man is above the and I mean no man!!!!

    • point
      May 19, 2015

      @silver bird, by you saying that the operation of the police was illegal and the police should operate within the ambit of the LAW, without also stating that the actions of the protesters after having blocked a main road and stoned the police was illegal. This speaks to your political bias as you hold one group which you favor above the law.

      • May 20, 2015

        @POINT you cannot control my mind . I have the independence to have my own opinions and to write what I believe to be true you cannot command me how to comment or what to write I am not in North Korea .

  32. May 18, 2015

    “He was addressing residents of the community on Monday morning”–News Article

    I truly believe that individuals like that man–whatever his name is–has nothing to offer to society. This man’s mind is buried in darkness, and darkness cannot perceive “Light”. What is his motive for trying to influence people to stand against the Government of his own country–if not because of his selfish desire to gain fame and popularity –which can never happen for him, to begin with?

    Addressing residents! This man needs to remain in his “world of darkness”; ordinary people need “Light” to guide them onto the path of Life—not lead them further, onto the path of futility and death–bottom line!.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      May 18, 2015

      You are the one who exists in total darkness; and I am not expressing that in the physical for obvious reasons which you know. However, it is people like you who encourages the vagabonds, and scamps, the thieves, the very corrupt so called ministers of government in Dominica to trample on the rights of Dominicans.

      Tiyani is a trained lawyer, better educated than you, Skerrit, and most of the people within the Dominica judiciary, he saw it fit to inform, and educate the victims of their rights. No other lawyer has ever done that for free in Dominica. You are not in Tiyani class, you could never attend the same school as he has.

      How dare you; who are you to decide the man’s mind is dark? You are ranting and raving as if Skerrit is right to physically attack defenseless people with an expired riot agent, an expired chemical which will indeed cause harm even to an unborn child who’s mother who inhaled the chemical.The only way people like you will learn is when the civil war get…

      • May 19, 2015

        “You are the one who exists in total darkness; and I am not expressing that in the physical for obvious reasons which you know. However, it is people like you who encourages the vagabonds, and scamps, the thieves, the very corrupt so called ministers of government in Dominica to trample on the rights of Dominicans” @commentator, May 19, 2015

        You have spoken those things about “yourself”. Vagabonds, scamps. thieves. and corruption, are the product of your mind–your month is plagued with lies and profanity–I am sure that the reason you do not write those profane words here, is because DNO will not print them.

        And so you are next to nothing, as I know it–I rebuke your “how dear you” statement above; you are not qualified to make that statement–especially not against me

    • Anthony Ismael
      May 18, 2015

      Really? He made valid logical points. If you read the statement above, he is questioning the use of “Out-Dated Tear Gas,” against civilians. No one knows the side effects of these chemicals and how they could negatively impact those who came into contact with it, as we do not have sophisticated labs on the island to conduct the required testing.

      Can we be open-minded for a change.

    • looking
      May 19, 2015

      Lady please stop making a mockery of Jesus name. If Jesus here with us in person during elections he would have thrown down those stages at those so called Gospel concerts. Christians should not get involved or support debauchery. What light are you talking about in this widespread bribery. Where are the politicians now after elections. Where is the free food. Please go kneel and pray.

      • May 20, 2015

        What light are you talking about @looking May 19, 2015

        How can I explain to you what “Light” I am speaking about when you are speaking like a blind bat, caged in darkness?

        No wonder you think that Jesus must be among society in “Person”. You know nothing of the Spirit–but that is where “Light” belong; if you were able to see through that “Light” you know that Jesus is always among us–His chosen people.

        While you are telling me to stop making a mockery of Him, He is telling me that you are the mocker because you don’t know Him, neither physically nor in Spirit and Truth.

    • kAWANT
      May 19, 2015

      Cut the religious crap. A lot of people live in the reality that exists and not some fairytale land as you have so blindly convince yourself to believe that we live in.

    • Give it 2dem's buddy
      May 19, 2015

      Liz why did Dell Mc Intosh HP who ever sold U ur PC do that? They had to realize they could not do such after ur first call to dem when U said ur PC was not working not coming on. They sent a tech to ur home in TO only to find it was not pugged in .

      • May 20, 2015

        @Give it 2dem’s buddy May 19, 2015

        If you are speaking to me, I have no idea what you are saying above–all I see is stupidity; is that who you are? Well I regret that you even call me by my nick name–only my friends do so–but they are not as stupid as you have sounded here–and by the way I used a Lap Top from Toshiba

      • Francisco Telemaque
        May 20, 2015

        Oh, my; oh, my!

        When she finish she calls me an lying idiot. Well what do you know; she told me when she was twelve years old she was a master school teacher. I suppose at that time I was in some pasture running after stray cattle; with an oversize long black water boot on my feet.

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah; So, I had no time for schooleh. That lady is a piece of work, she is the only perfect, and correct person alive, everybody else is wrong, except those wicked politicians in Dominica whose every cruel, and wicked deeds she condones!

    • FOURCHETTE DE FER
      May 19, 2015

      now I get it, your jesus is skerrit, because if you can support the government for using expired armament which clearly say’s it becomes toxic after its expired date, then you are a real screwed up Christian. u support poisoning Dominicans..

      • May 20, 2015

        @FOURCHETTE DE FER May 19, 2015

        You are one of the Parrots of DNO, who simply repeats what you all hear from your owner; you people do not have a thinking mind of your own–or may I say that mind of yours is not working–I pity all of you.

        Now I rebuke your judgment about me, in the name of Jesus Christ. Through the wisdom of His Grace to me, I know that He is God’s Person, the Christ in Spirit and Truth, just as He is the Son, through whom Christ, Eternal Spirit revealed Himself to man–in flesh and bones.

        Mr. Skerrit is a human being just like me, and I have chosen to accept his policies–but how can a numbskull like you understand that? You never will. So keep you stupidity to yourself and those who are like you–I want nothing to do with it

      • May 20, 2015

        “Well what do you know; she told me when she was twelve years old she was a master school teacher” –@commentator

        You just did it again! Who will believe that thing you wrote above, for it is not possible, in Dominica? So how can I ever stop believing that you are the “Greatest of Liars” of this world?

        According to Jesus–you are the father of lies. If only those people giving thumbs up would know how much–but then again, maybe they are your children—Hehehehehehehehehehe!

    • FOURCHETTE DE FER
      May 19, 2015
  33. hmmmm!!!
    May 18, 2015

    boy some of allu people eh…is like is fowl brain allu have…all dem doctors and scientists that posting comment there about expired tear gas I want allu to tell me one effect the expired tear gas gives that the none expired ones doesn’t…i myself doe kno if tear gas had expire or not but THERE IS NO HARD EVIDENCE TO PROVE ONE IS WORSE THAN THE OTHER…allu jus letting behanzin and all d rest of dem power-hungry idiots play in allu brain…protesting for your right doesn’t give you the right to infringe on other people’s right and thats exactly what d people of salisbury did when they blocked the road

    • bessman
      May 18, 2015

      Some off us Dominicans proudly wear our ignorance as a badge of honor for all to see. Attacking the messenger and not the message. Behanzin is correct you idiot, if you had bothered to google “effects of expired tear gas” you definitely would have responded differently. Unless off course your learning ability is also mentally challenged.

    • The Facts
      May 18, 2015

      Pertaining to expiry dates. It does not mean they cannot be used after and within a certain period after expiry dates. The expiry dates are merely a precaution.
      Similar to eating food in cans with expiry dates. I read that most of them can still be eaten. They will do no harm.
      These days people make a fuss about expiry dates. I had a conversation with a manager of a grocery store in Toronto. He said, years ago there was no expiry date on those cans. He made a good point. It costs the manufacturers to place those expiry dates. What happened? The cost was passed on to the customers which is also why grocery costs escalated.
      How many people died from eating their contents? First of all they are heated and/or boiled.
      Behanzin is making much ado about nothing.

    • uhhuh
      May 19, 2015

      While tear gas’ effects are usually limited to skin and eye irritations, its use may sometimes lead to suffocation. Some experts contend that expired tear gas may lead to more dangerous health effects–than its non-expired counterpart–for people heavily exposed to it.

  34. london calling
    May 18, 2015

    this is the right moment to shine the international spot light on Dominica hope mr Hector John will make use of his computer skills to contact outside agencies email can travel fast.especially with photographic evidence

    • Attitude
      May 19, 2015

      Photographic evidence my a**, those things could have been picked up on the gallet lameur! And by the way has anybody complained of any negative physical effects that can directly be associated with the use of anything used by the Police?

  35. Kid On The Block
    May 18, 2015

    DNO, I’m a kid on the block and I say it as I see it. I notice you are deleting my comments because they hurt you since they may not be supporting your side of the equation. When comments are made about the Government and Skerrit, no matter how disrespectful you take great pleasure in moderating them. Others that speak of the opposite are looked at very closely and are deleted to fulfill your your interest. Delete after your have read.

    • The Facts
      May 18, 2015

      You are really a Kid on the block – still a kid. You must be careful what you write about anyone be it pro and con, your supporter or non-supporter Stick to the issue, be respectful and make sense. Learn from others.

  36. May 18, 2015

    Common jean bawi, you people light the spark for a revolution, don’t let a little tear gas stop allu, what ever it takes :)

  37. Savarin is my hero
    May 18, 2015

    In another democratic country the police would shut down the highway to protect the people. In Dominica it is the police smoking the people with tear gas. When you look at the stuff on the ground one gets the impression that it was a war zone like where ISIS hiding. This is just nonsense and it is time somebody stop Skerrit and the police from that nonsense.

    • De Vet 4 dem
      May 19, 2015

      Dacore. can we find a few good men & women round these so called Gov’t ministers and castrate them first b4 we try them? lol laughable you think but that’s what they need to make em lesser men Eunchs they are at heart so lets get it phenotypically

    • Sugar and cheese
      May 19, 2015

      in bush u staying man where it doe have tv go on youtube when you go town and look at riots.

    • No common sense
      May 20, 2015

      Im sure you’ve seen the recent protest in the US which im sure is the motivation behind Salisbury’s, tear gas was used , as well as batons . I guess America not Democratic. You people are so…….

  38. help the lady
    May 18, 2015

    anybody realise that that was not a protest but civil disobedience so the police was well within the law to use force to break it up. im still waiting on a pic of the expiration date from the pic i saw a part ID # printed on the side of the canister . from my years in the british army i kno dates of manufacture are engraved on the base of munitions next to the primer. next those casings look like they been threw hell they look like they been picked up on a rubbish hip after being weathered . im not saying that they are right to use EXPIRED gas on the people what i am saying is that how comes the evidence is so battered and bruised . why did it take so long for the evidence to be dragged up? i know the workers party would be all over it so why wasnt the evidence brouht foward the next day? some things not adding up there ill keep watchign and waiting to see the outcome

  39. challenger
    May 18, 2015

    with this attitude where will our country go? governments come and go but the country will always be ours let’s look for ways to build it instead of fighting

  40. Jay
    May 18, 2015

    “TO LEAD A PEOPLE YOU MUST FIRST LOVE THEM”

    This is the slogan attributed to P.M. Roosevelt Skerrit and used as the headline for his official website (www.opm.gov.dm).

    Sadly, I did not see much of either in evidence last Monday, 18 May 2015

    • The Facts
      May 18, 2015

      To cooperate with the government and other D/can authorities, you must love them.
      How much cooperation is the government and the police getting from some members of the public? It is quite evident by the comments of some as yours.
      The protesters were not cooperative. I do believe that they were influenced by some other power who encouraged them to stage protests. The Salisbury people did not primarily plan this among themselves.

  41. mine
    May 18, 2015

    Domincans God is not sleeping you all are asking for mother nature to react for the wrongs you all are doing.

  42. May 18, 2015

    Behanzin you to hypocritical and wicked my cousin missed part of her education because of the revolution you guys were trying to act.You talking about sue i will let my niece sued all the UWP rep.who were involved,I bet any other protest gonna be peaceful next time .That what the police should do when there’s no peaceful protest deployed tear gas.

    • The Facts
      May 18, 2015

      Sue them for missing school and not being able to write the exams. Those protesters did cause a lot of anger, anxiety and stress. Many people also lost monetary business during their protests.

  43. Malgraysa
    May 18, 2015

    Whatever the arguments, it was a bad p.r. move for the P.M. to allow this police action to go ahead. He just came back from Malaysia and China to promote his citizenship by investment programme. People, who are asked to lay out a min. of U.S.$.220,000 will want to know what kind of country they are becoming a citizen of and this action will not have inspired confidence. Whoever was wrong or right, the P.M. should have refrained from such a move, which only has highlighted the unease and unrest, and poor state of the infrastructure in our country. Definitely the wrong move.

    • The Facts
      May 18, 2015

      You should think, if the police did not intervene, what the unruly protesters would do. They knew they had the approval of the opposition beginning with their Parl Rep. as you call him.

    • Give it 2dem's buddy
      May 19, 2015

      Malgrasa Jaime Astaphan would be proud of U.Is that why U purchased ur St.kitts/Nevis citizenship not realizing you are a caricom citizen ? lol

  44. The Authorities
    May 18, 2015

    We The Authorities have initiated a full internal investigation into this matter. In the meantime we request that all parties exercise refrain.

    The issue is not about the legality of the demonstration in Salsbury, nor is it about the use of excessive force by the police. It is about the use of expired tear gas canisters.

    Among other concerns, our investigation will determine:
    1- Were these canisters actually used at that demonstration. If yes,
    2- Are there any more such (expired) armaments socked. If yes,
    3- Is there a destruction process for such armaments. If yes,
    4- Who is responsible for the implementation of this process.
    …and so on.

    The investigative flow-chart will provide answers, but until then, it is irrational to jump to conclusions.

    “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” – Bruce Lee

    • Give it 2dem's buddy
      May 19, 2015

      Is this about Karate or an academic exercise? Manifesting ideas of grandiose or what?
      The issue is not about the legality of the demonstration in Salsbury, nor is it about the use of excessive force by the police. It is about the use of expired tear gas canisters.

      Among other concerns, our investigation will determine:
      1- Were these canisters actually used at that demonstration. If yes,
      2- Are there any more such (expired) armaments socked. If yes,
      3- Is there a destruction process for such armaments. If yes,
      4- Who is responsible for the implementation of this process.
      …and so on. Bla,Bla,bla,Bla

  45. UserName
    May 18, 2015

    To all those saying how can we be sure about the canisters and where they came from. Well a simple ballistic test will verify IF actually they came from the CDPF guns. What happen dont we see it everyday on TV or not. The profiles of empty canisters can only match ONE gun.. The inner barrel has marks which are unique to every gun and these marks are profiled on the shell when fired. So TB on the right path.. He secured the evidence. Now is to get a court file so that an injunction can be put on these guns. Bawi massive make fast

    • Forensic guy
      May 18, 2015

      Username don’t mix matters…canisters used to hold tear gas is not the same as cartridges, which house a bullet…it is cartridges that leaves a gun’s tell-tale signs and can be traced back to a particular gun through ballistics investigation. Look at CSI better or read a book to get your facts right before posting…thanks

  46. Francisco Telemaque
    May 18, 2015

    “70 plus lawyers in Dominica, find one of them and file your case against the government. You have six months to do so…”

    As long as there is legal grounds for the law suit: this can be filed as an Class Action Law suit, assuming that type of action is on the law books of Dominica, otherwise, a lawyer familiar with such can pursue it that way and (winning) hence setting a precedence. If we are practicing Common Law in Dominica it can be done!

    The law suite should seek Hundreds of millions of dollars to be distributed among everyone who file a claim for the injuries or the dangers they face during the unlawfully actions by the Skerrit led Government, and his police.

    If Jamaican thugs can come to our country and suit for money and Skerrit pay, the people deserved more, even if it bankrupt the treasure!

    • Francisco Telemaque
      May 18, 2015

      “even if it bankrupt the treasure!”

      I mean bankrupt the treasury!

      Since I believe our legal system is based on the system of Common Law, inherited from the colonial system, a class action law suit is in order! The good thing, and perhaps individual suing may obtain a bigger settlement in the process, but it is worth going after Skerrit for the evil he and the police perpetrated on the people.

      I know some who do not like me are going to ask how can Skerrit be responsible. Well, be informed, one way or the other Skerrit is the chief commanding officer of the police, or any military forces in Dominica, and before any unit can be deployed, Skerrit have to approve their actions.

      And believe it or not; he has to approve “the shoot to kill order” before any commanding officer in the police force or other can give the order to a subordinate to shoot one single bullet!

    • Danziger
      May 18, 2015

      @Macologie, u sit in America and u roll yr mouth fr sunset to sun down, Un grand homme kon ou ka raconter KONNERIE KON SA

    • Give it 2dem's buddy
      May 19, 2015

      Excellent analysis FET ! wish there were more like U on this blog site lol ! I say blog site that’s what it is or have become or used as.So much for standards in DA& outside.
      Franco I rest my case. Do they want it ? of course they do. Do U want me says Behanzin

      • Francisco Telemaque
        May 19, 2015

        Skerrit want France to teach we all French, if you read my input on that you will see I named someone who is fluent in French, and other languages who did not go to France to learn French, They have forgotten French was taught in our secondary schools in the Dominica.

        What happened to those days? Do you want me? They need Behanzin

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

  47. looking
    May 18, 2015

    It seems that all protests are illegal? the recent Protests in Baltimore were they illegal too? Both sides may be wrong. the Police may have erred, the protesters may have erred. People stop putting Blue and red powder in y’all eyes. Politicians are there to to fool the poor and full their pockets. Our Politics stink its pathetic. In all countries whether socialist whether democratic there are propagandists. They are paid highly. People read for yourselves. educate yourselves. But again some of us are in it for our money. What we can get greed and selfishness.
    I wonder whether the Same people from the labor side will stand and not protest when they are in opposition. I wonder whether because its you party in power you just accept everything. I wonder whether the Blue side when they are in power will condemn the red opposition when they protests. Where are objective people. This is not nice this political environment. While those in authority get fat

  48. Lang Mama
    May 18, 2015

    DNO you guys can put the hard evidence here if you like to but Laborites don’t care about truth and evidence cause first off they don’t read much less listen. So the issue now is about the illegal use of the expired tear gas canisters – the potential danger to life and health and the fools turn the issue into technicality – they are now trying to place doubt on the origin of the tear gas and insinuating that the people of Salisbury may have planted those canisters at the various locations. Is that a joke or just pure evil and diabolic behavior
    When Pierre Charles made the ” ignorance Badge of Honor” statement he was speaking from his experience of being very much associated with the Dominica Labor Party die-hardisms. Just pure ignorance and the deliberate effort on the part of the Labor Part politicians and cabal to nurture ignorance and poverty

  49. John
    May 18, 2015

    There is no way that can be tear gas canisters from the 1800’s like he said, he must have miss-spoke. That type of thing did not exist back then. The first use of gas was during world war one. These empty canisters can be obtained anywhere even on the internet.

  50. app
    May 18, 2015

    yesss JAH he should be i find the police sleeping on them o god man

  51. Kid On The Block
    May 18, 2015

    UWP and its supporters are trying their utmost to stop progress and create chaos in the country. They trying all kind of tactics but under Skerro(The psychologist) this Government shall not be bothered and shall only be moved when the decent Dominicans decide to do so. We will continue to defeat them at the polls every time; and you know that the more they are defeated the angrier they become, but who cares!?

  52. Coastyl
    May 18, 2015

    yes we can be so malicious and then hide behind the curtain of CHURCH and RELIGION. People of this country must learn to adhere to rules and regulations. The protest was uncalled for. So many innocent persons were affected. Lets move on and just wait for the road repairs.

    • source
      May 18, 2015

      If you were a farmer and the old roads were affecting you, I wonder what would be your response. Furthermore, if you were at your home and toxic expired tear gas was thrown into your yard what would you do? Dominica is a democratic country. You must read the Constitution .How can a protest be uncalled for? Isn’t it for a cause that is the reason for the protest in the first place stop being a hypocrite.

  53. hmmmm!!!
    May 18, 2015

    how can we be 100% certain that these canisters shown here were actually used at the protest at salisbury? because angel behanzin said so?we all have our right to protest against what we feel is injustice but blocking a major highway preventing others not affected by what you’re protesting against from going about their daily activities is illegal…the tear gas was only released when the police attempted to remove the barricades which was illegal for the people of Salisbury to do in the first place…so can someone please tell me what the police should have done while they were being assaulted with stones and bottles? should they have just stayed put and let the people attack them without defending themselves?

    • jah dominik
      May 18, 2015

      The best thing for you to do is just shut up. You sound so illiterate.

      • The Facts
        May 18, 2015

        You have a right to comment. So do others. No one told you to shut up. Why do you think you have the authority to inform others to shut up? To begin with, you are rude. We are all having a discussion, pro and con. Allow them the privilege to voice their opinion and concern.
        Even though you support UWP and others support DLP, it is their right as much as your right to support the Party of your choice. No need to get angry and to be crude and rude to others about what they stated. Be kind and tolerant. You also expect it. Allow others the same.

      • hmmmm!!!
        May 19, 2015

        is d same thing with allu u kno…is allu alone dat have right…so u have all ur right to post wat u what on a public forum and I must shut up? I doe have right to?I see? so allu can block road throw stones throw dottle disrupt d country and dat is allu right? and im d illiterate one for not agreeing to such? I think u need to look in d mirror

    • Investigator
      May 18, 2015

      I think you missed the point. No one said that they couldn’t spray tear gas…… It is outdated!!!!!! got it?

      • hmmmm!!!
        May 19, 2015

        dotish all before behanzin come and open his mouth allu was all on allu radio station saying “police sendin tear gas, police sendin tear gas”…dat alone allu sort was sayin now all of a sudden behanzin talk suddenly d tear gas expire…a bunch of wat I wouldnt say allu be

    • May 18, 2015

      Defend themselves wit expired tear gas/ Someone will have to answer to that.

      • Titiwi
        May 18, 2015

        They did not defend themselves you clown. They assaulted the protesters.I would be happy for a court of law to rule on that.

    • TRUEMAN
      May 18, 2015

      A bulldozer could have easily cleared the road. Dominicans are too smart to use their bodies to stop a bulldozer!

    • Da/ roots
      May 18, 2015

      Not all strikes interrupt public access , but strikes can affect public services , civil servants , for instance but, the question is asked , what should the police have done ? – it’s their duty to keep the peace at all cost primarily , they could have been more tolerant , nothing vile was happening then , but only the main road was blocked , which was uncomfortable for the users . ( strikes are usually uncomfortable for some ) the PRO of the force present should have sought some representative ( s ) of the strikers , they the police could have called their own superiors , if needs be , get the people a minister of government- or his or her assistant relative to the issue at hand , at least hear the grievances for a few minutes and review the situation , most likely, they would have settled for a special meeting .Then it would not have gotten that ugly. This would have been a better result , and not what went down.

  54. african queen MS
    May 18, 2015

    protest action is a right the police had no right to tear gas the people sue them sue the pm if he was not one side face and not holding a political against the people from salisbury tell me if this would have ever happen and if the people and all those reading tell me am wrong.u all are lying to yourselves. his punching the people from salisbury because the BLUE BLUE and will for ever be. and am not bLue and am not RED just a citizen of dominica and i read i see and i understand. you see after the protest he said day after he coming to salisbury to hold talk with the people where is he THE GOVERNMENT IS OR SHOULD BE FOR ALL THE PEOPLE NOT FOR SOME AND OTHER LEFT TO SUFFER WE ALL PAY OR TAXES

    • The Facts
      May 18, 2015

      Is it a right to inconvenience others, cause some to miss an exam and others to lose business?
      When people protest they should know where to go, not among the mainstream of people who are going about their business. They are fortunate those people who were inconvenienced exercised patience. Consider if the police were not present what could have happened?

  55. kay
    May 18, 2015

    These empty cans could have been picked up anywhere, not necessarily Salisbury.

    • hmmmm!!!
      May 18, 2015

      dat is wat dem dotish people doe want to understand

    • Moi
      May 18, 2015

      muat be from baltimore they picked it up! so u are trying to tell me someone had this in there posssession and was waiting on an opportunity like this to show it off??? GIVE ME A BREAK IN THIS IGNORANT COUNTRY!

      • hmmmm!!!
        May 19, 2015

        it have some tehbeh people in dominica wi boy…I even ashame…seems like nothing is impossible for Skerrit to do from selling dominica to joining d illuminati but for behanzin to get his tin somewhere else is a far fetched idea?…hmmm…jah boy

    • Freeky dickee
      May 18, 2015

      I guess your mama was using the cans as a substitute for her drugs so Salisbury knew where your mama use the expired tear gas canisters to do her business , collected them and put them all over the place in Salisbury – in the grass, in people’s yard , underneath vehicles. Wow your mama surely get around when she using tear gas canisters.
      Darn Stupid. SMFH

    • May 18, 2015

      Prove that. YOubare just belching bubbles

      • Titiwi
        May 18, 2015

        Oh yes? And who in Dominica has used tear gas canisters in stock just for this purpose? And what happened to the empty one the polic undeniable fired Hmm? In any case, it is possible to find out from the manufacturers’ nos. whom they were supplied to and when.

    • The Facts
      May 18, 2015

      Maybe from the Cabrits and elsewhere in D/ca where wars were fought. Cabrits is in the Portsmouth area. Food for thought. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Give it 2dem's buddy
      May 19, 2015

      Kay you took the cake girl ! My bon jean Give it to dem must be having a field day with your comments.
      A police once took the Governor’s cake back in the 70’s. The ex-mayor it is alleaged took the beer & cake at a president ‘s party. who’s cake are U taking Kay? Erics? they went out of business long ago not ahfouahwee cake either they were driven out back to Marigot.

      Forget all I said Girl but U are one …………………………………………………! damn! girl U silly Are U related to No Common sense? She posted against what is needed in DA lol!

    • SMH
      May 20, 2015

      well well, u all people really need prayers.

  56. May 18, 2015

    They were not peaceful protestors the government had all right to allowed the policemen to deployed tear gas to get matters in conctrol, It was a revolution act so this was the right approach by the government if you guys want to protest should protest peacefull, rock was thrown towards the policemen kids missed their exams and talking about sue the government some of you should be arrested instead also your representative who were among the protestors,Good job by the police.

    • real possie
      May 18, 2015

      @ Dahman boss let them people alone let them take it to court, I so want them to take it to court. The truth will come out even when there’s evidence of what happen these people still come and say it was a peaceful protest.

    • Investigator
      May 18, 2015

      I hope when they sue the Government you will be there to bail :-P :-P

  57. Gas Douglas
    May 18, 2015

    Rewind to May 29th 1979 then to 2004 & watch our 7th Prime Minister’s action 11 TH May 2015and days later.
    take a roller coaster ride with catchy show tunes ej captain the ship is sinking, something happening skerro’s favourite. Recall him dancing Bellaire for independence 2005 when he invited Eddo to join him lol!
    then recall the land transfer non-payment of taxes made famous by Matt in the morning in his newspaper article $5000 salary etc etc., the bin & fertilizer borball which originated from the misty woods of PA the Villas with covered up Ownership paid for with crabs money. This is a musical dr. Alwin Bully & Hyacinth must produce quickly- Skerro’s Musical @ the Arawark House of culture.I wonder who could play Medard? can Alwin pursued him to play himself The rest of the cast could include peepip Ian etc.Ian came out for carnival(on stage) when Caressa sang his popular song he did not sue lol others could not participate with the songs about them. But they should be…

    • Gas Douglas
      May 18, 2015

      Portrayed lol We are close to another May 29th once more -36yrs post PJ & we are seeing a new PJ x1000. We see he is asking France for help in the French language is it all? We know the France have been and continue to be brutal in taking care of revolutionaries dating back too Slavery. Haiti is a clear ej with Toussaint de l’Averture, in Da we had Bala ,Zandoli etc. Dr. Honeychurch Dr. Parra & Dr.Willy can expand
      One thing about slavery that is even worst that slavery is to conform to it and it’s practioners we have many conformers here on island look at all those cadres of the 70 & 80’s. where they stood then is not where they stand today.
      Today we are loaded with eunches in opposition and on the political scence.
      We need a few good men & women to take DA out of the darkness.
      Can I count on U readers? willing and able ?

      • Truth ,new wow toutes mondes
        May 18, 2015

        That is the absolute truth. I wonder if the truth will accept this truth?

  58. Kid On The Block
    May 18, 2015

    I would like to tell Behanzin is behind sue that have sue! According to Jimmy Cliff “You can’t be wrong and be right!

    • Investigator
      May 18, 2015

      I don’t get it… So people don’t have rights anymore??? Dominicans finally rising up so you all have problems?

  59. May 18, 2015

    you that is what you get when lawyers are trying to stay important,the protest was not what they expected so now they trying another tactic. you all want to sue the 1000 plus students that did not seat their exams at the D.S.C should sue team Dominica also you people are so one side one all of you will get something to really talk about! shame on you all..

  60. Attitude
    May 18, 2015

    Lol, when I read the headline, I thought Behanzin was one of the chemicals the police used to disperse the protesters wii? But according to the story that is the chemical being used against the government: lolol!

  61. Caribbean Yute
    May 18, 2015

    But mostly all the equipment have Dominica police have outdated. They need a serious upgrade.

    • hmmmm!!!
      May 18, 2015

      you need to upgrade your sentence structure wi because I cannot understand that

      • Caribbean Yute
        May 18, 2015

        Ou K Sav. 23 people understood u alone that special….I am trying to imply that the equipment police use need to be upgraded

    • Investigator
      May 18, 2015

      Just tell them for me pleeeeeasssssseeee….. don’t spray me with nothing outdated because is kung fu I bringing

  62. Lougawoo Mem
    May 18, 2015

    It is high time to expose the corrupt regime of Roosevelt’s Labor party and his goons. The time is now to hold them accountable for the abuse of power against the protesters in Salsbury and the Dominican people.

    • Investigator
      May 18, 2015

      I second that……. they feel the people of salibury sleeping

  63. El Diablo
    May 18, 2015

    every man is in charge of his home what hell foreign crap u talking about? u are really mad boy. nothing can come out of this it was an illegal protest where the youths had to pay for it by not sitting their exams and where some poor folks lost their dollar to buy a bread and to provide their basic needs…

    • Investigator
      May 18, 2015

      if your family got sprayed by that illegal gas you would have more to say#bias

      • El Diablo
        May 18, 2015

        My family are not fools to follow monkeys and do rubbish.

    • FOUCHETTE FEUR
      May 19, 2015

      what is the meaning of illegal protest?

      • Sugar and cheese
        May 19, 2015

        go and read if you can :mrgreen:

  64. May 18, 2015

    Expired tear gas is considered as a hazardous waste as per “the resources conservation and recovery act of 1976,the use of expired tear gas is inhumaine and is also a crime against humanity..inhaling expired tear gas creates convolsion and muscle spasms which can lead to serious ill health or death if the canisters hit the individual directly ,.it can create blindness ,miscarriage or loosing a baby if someone is pregnant ,,chemical burns and can be very harmfull for people with asthma..the demonstrators should defintely take the gov’t to court because surely the side effect of the chemical might be silent at the moment but in the longer run they might have serious health issues..this is a very serious issue because the gov’t have endangered human lives and rights…form a commitee and take the gov’t to count if not this will always continue and in the new future the police might do worse…

    • Shaka zulu
      May 18, 2015

      Although I agree with your assessments the RCRA, it is a US law and has nothing to do with Dominica. Secondly, how many protesters were admitted to hospital and diagnosed with any of those symptoms. If there were any we have not seen reports. I think all this law suit talk is a witch hunt. Our problems can be solved with a strong society. What needs to happen is mass protests in Dominica. All civil servants and private citizens should peacefully stay away from work for a week. Thomas letang and the rest of the civil union heads are weak, lack fortitude and charisma, and need to be replaced with movers and shakers. See how long he been begging for increase. He is being toyed with. To see Dominica accepted promise of pay increase from friendly govs is a shame. Few plant the fields but everyone enjoys the harvest. Dominica needs to wake from the spell that take them after Rosie and Piero passed.

  65. TRUTH
    May 18, 2015

    Good point Helen…. this people have to learn to leave peacefully, stones were being sent left, right and center at the Police and everyone, what the lawyer has to say about that. You all need to settle down and let the country develop it is really a shame how this thing turn political.

    Everybody that was prevented to go to work, school and their normal businessmust SUE as well. More lawyers will show up soon : :twisted:

    • May 18, 2015

      The police have the right to defend themselves if stone,bottles,wood or what ever objects /.projectiles that were being thrown at them ;but the police must also abide by the law as also the citizens of dominica ,one wrong does not make a right ;but why should the police have expired tear gas in their possession for?..tear gas have an experation date for a valuble reason …it was not only the protestors lives that are at risk but also all those near by because the air blows away what ever comes with it..

    • May 18, 2015

      You are out of your mind.So you love it that expired tear gas was used on your people? Everyone could have gone to school work etc.All they had to do was walk over catch a bus and go wherever they had to go.Do you know what effects that this expired stuff could have on the people? I can’t believe you you are reaLLY SERIOUS. YOU SHOULD BE ONE OF THEM AFFECTED.

      • The Facts
        May 18, 2015

        Well, they are still healthy. It did not harm them. I would not make an issue out of it.
        Furthermore, it will evaporate in the clean D/ca air.
        Years ago what did they know about expiry dates? Too much TV and Internet are what is destroying D/ca and nationals and placing divisions and frictions among them. People are no more happy and amicable toward others. They should resort to the good old days.

    • Tamika Dorival
      May 18, 2015

      Shut your . Only in DOMINICA can a government send their GOONS after people who have a right to protest. Try that in the great US of A or in Jamaica and you would see. ALLU too Effing BIASED in that Country. When AYATOLLAH shut down the country for 49 days did you open your . Double Standards Killing this DAMN country. We say we are RELIGIOUS but we move wicked than the DEVIL himself. Do worry Helen time will tell for ALL the others like you. GOD is GOOD ALL THE TIME.

      • derp
        May 18, 2015

        lmbo only in Dominica lol they use tear as so what they warn allu, lmao they should of used pepper spray in allu eyes, it is not illegal to protest but it illegal to block the main road wth, is like somebody come at your home and saying is their right to take your stuff

      • hmmmm!!!
        May 18, 2015

        well go and sue dem nah tamika…you and all ur followers…turn dominica into Jamaica or the great US of A

    • To truth the dunce
      May 18, 2015

      Dunce.
      truth when I was a kid we use to eat something called dunce lol but it was attributed to sensless individuals at that time we did not know of Autism etc U remind me of those dunce ones lol.

    • Moin meme
      May 18, 2015

      who is this dimwit?

    • SMH
      May 20, 2015

      Well all that could be prevented if the ministers sitting on their high horse had just go to speak to the people.

  66. Wow
    May 18, 2015

    Let us push this forward. This is unacceptable anywhere in the world. There must be accountability for this. I am willing to sign he petition to the UN or whatever body needs to look into this. Someone has to answer for this…….MAY 29Th – all of those who believe in freedom of expression and freedom for humanity should take to the streets of Roseau and hold Skeritt responsible for the mess he has created here in this once great island.

    • Tamika Dorival
      May 18, 2015

      Thank you. I’d shake your big toe. Tell that to the fools like Helen who because they can go red clinic and beg, who because their daughter/son get a scholarship who because their grandmother/grandfather getting 200 dollars a month will turn a blind eye to what is wrong. What hypocrisy. Dominica is going down slowly. SMFH

    • Truth ,new wow toutes mondes
      May 18, 2015

      I see U stole my name wow no problem just show up on May 29th. It can be done even more effectively today thru social media. lets do it in all 21 constituencies. let’s make them mad.
      Franz fanon recipe for imperialism and Skerrit et Al.
      Down with the oppressors, opportunists Sinos, gobbles, ambassadors, advisors etc etc. may 29 th 2015 yr to get it done once & 4 all.
      Abajo con Skerritismo.

  67. Doc. Love
    May 18, 2015

    The unfortunate situation is that while those police were having a wonderful time of intimidation, they were poisoning themselves. The evil that men do will leaves with them. Therefore, all the tear gas that were thrown at the young, old, innocent people of Salisbury, will some day medically affect the perpetrators. While all the police were poisoning themselves, Skeritt, Carbon, Blackmore were very safe and sound at their homes or offices.

    • Truth ,new wow toutes mondes
      May 18, 2015

      lol. They should have held back on the infor then strike everywhere let those idiots work for the new massas. Have them come out in the 21 constituencies throwing tear gas .Then let the wind blow the gases back at them then the entire deployment of officers will have respiratory illness to show in the future for serving the forces of brutality.

    • Sue
      May 18, 2015

      Why would a guy like Cuffy Williams mix-up with Blackmore, Carbon and Skerrit and terrorize poor people? If not he cannot be promoted. You talking about selling one’s soul to the devil for 6 shillings.

      • Shame, shame
        May 18, 2015

        Well when the Officer involved is singing for his supper, what do you expect.

    • SMH
      May 20, 2015

      I concur with you a 100%. The evil that men do leave with them.

  68. Aa
    May 18, 2015

    I hope something comes out of this. The police interference was uncalled for. Protest action is a RIGHT

    • derp
      May 18, 2015

      Protest action is a RIGHT yes, but not to block the road like WHAT THE HELL

      • SMH
        May 20, 2015

        that comes with the territory.

  69. Captain Ian
    May 18, 2015

    Now I start to hear real vibes. The Salisbury people must get serious and sue the government for treating them the way that they were treated. The people simply wanted to meet with Mr. Skerrit to finalize empty promises he has been making to them for years now and in return that’s the treatment they received by the police? What they (the police) did was illegal in the spirit of a peaceful protest and therefore steps must be taken to ensure it does not happen in Dominica again, regardless of which party in power. In a democracy the people have a right to express their dissatisfaction for their boss as long as it is peaceful and does not damage personal or government property. Let’s sue them guys and get some of the passport money too

  70. In the Know
    May 18, 2015

    so who are the real criminals, lets ensure we identify who gave the order for use of these deadly expired, cancerous gases at Salisbury. Let the chips fall where they may, whether Skerrit, Blacmore, Daniel Carbon, Cuffy William, the entire bunch must be made to pay for such a blatant crime on a community, its senior citizens and children. Imagine you had an amphibious covert operation middle east style, forces by land and sea just to deal with farmers and constituents calling for repair of farm & village roads. Somebody must be made to pay for that financially and with their jobs

    • Truth ,new wow toutes mondes
      May 18, 2015

      what else? jobs don’t cut it. they ought to pay dearly with imprisonment with the possiblity of release.
      Would love to waiting to see em in Blue at stock farm.

  71. MAN KIND
    May 18, 2015

    wow good info bro

    • hmmmm!!!
      May 18, 2015

      what diab good info…you expect behanzin to come and say something different? you know where d man get his can he come there showing allu?

      • SMH
        May 20, 2015

        oh steuepes…. you people will always try to dismiss the truth…and that is irritating!!!!!!!!!!!!

  72. Helen
    May 18, 2015

    Honestly speaking only in Dominica, those things can happen. Let Peace reign in the country. Lets settle down. If you can sue then I can sue for my daughter not seating her exams, for my son not able to pass to go to work, the lady who missed her appointment at the hospital, what of the ones who were crossing the road to take the bus on the other side and the stones being sent prevented them from crossing.

    • Wow
      May 18, 2015

      R u out of your mind?? Please re-read what you wrote – you embecile!!! Do you condone that expired, possible toxic gas were used against your people? It is not only in Dominica- We are calling for all to standup and fight!!!! FOR BASIC RIGHTS

      • hmmmm!!!
        May 18, 2015

        the word is spelt I.M.B.E.C.I.L.E…guess you must be talking about yourself because you cannot even spell the word properly

    • Question
      May 18, 2015

      Only in Dominica can police fire on peaceful demonstrators. Only in Dominica will a Government forsake a constituency for not giving them victory in the polls. At any demonstration someone must be inconvenienced, what about the farmers who have been going up to the donkey path to produce food and provide for their families? Only in Dominica will carry out ridiculous acts against their own people. Every dog has its day.

      • Dominican
        May 20, 2015

        PEACEFUL?????? What you all instigators are hoping for will never happen. Push fire still!

    • King Skerrit
      May 18, 2015

      Helen you lie! No child in Dominica missed any CXC exam last Monday. A total fabrication. A blatant lie from the DLP’s propaganda machine. Labour party’s strategy of LIES seem like it will never end. Check the registrar to see if any child missed his/her CXC Exam. Stones were thrown AFTER the police made the first strike! Salisbury people are not cowards so they will always fight back to defend themselves.

      • hmmmm!!!
        May 18, 2015

        if Skerrit is a king then behanzin is an angel I guess?d man come there with some ole tin he get where he get and allu dotish people just swallow all wat he say…and you have ur information back to front…is dem salisbury people dat attack dem police first with their koolwash and their bottles…so they should stay there and take their koolwash?

      • Helen
        May 18, 2015

        Tamika Dorival. What you say is true, but I will surely not sell my soul or my conscious to support what is wrong. So I will turn a blind eye on your comment and pray for you, because I know your son or daughter will one day ask you for a scholarship, your mother may want the $200.00, because that alone is happiness for the needy and one day my son or daughter will graduate and come back to help me and also their grandmother/grandfather. Please take off the wol from your eyes – all what I have in my closet you putting out, but you afraid to open your closet. Read you Bible remember How Jesus suffered and died for us,how the sea open to allow God’s people to pass, Daniel in the Lion’s, Micshark and his brothers – they were all being persecuted. Note who did this to them we and our Sins. Amen

    • May 18, 2015

      YOU WILL Have to sue the government. They were they cause of the blockade

    • point
      May 18, 2015

      Great idea Mr. Behanzin. But let us not limit the suing to the use of expired tear gas. Let us also sue for loss of earnings for farmers who could not get some of their produce to market, Mr. Hilary shillingford will attest to that even if he supported the protest 100%, we also have to sue for inconvenience and stress brought on by the protest, let us call it pain and suffering. Government can also sue for damage to public property. And Mr. Behanzin using expired tear gas is not by itself grounds for suing, the persons suing must show with medical certainty that they were adversely affected by the use of this expired tear gas and it may take several years for symptoms to show that could be related to expired tear gas. And the people of Roseau, Goodwill and Fond Cole should now sue the Solid Waste Dept for the fumes they were exposed to for about a week. Let us stop calling on outside agenies be it UN or Amnesty in to interfere in matters that we can resolve on our own.

      • Fouchette
        May 18, 2015

        Then if according to you theses things are so easily resolved, tell me why it is taking so many years to resolve this matter of roads in Salisbury!! You talking fouchette!!

    • Above
      May 18, 2015

      Who are you going to sue? What about for 15 years the farmers cannot go to their farms? Where there is no justice, there shall be no peace. Not only in Dominica it can happen, it is happening all over he world, protesting for your rights is nothing new, its an integral part of any democracy. Grow up..educate youself. You kid missing exams is nothing compared to the farmers who are being made poor because they cannot go to work and feed their families.

      • The Facts
        May 18, 2015

        For all those years, they could have used their intelligence if they have any. Get together, perform the work and give the government the bill.

    • kay
      May 18, 2015

      Wow. This comment has gotten 18 likes so far. Amazing! Can some of our people be any more stupid and wicked?

  73. charcoal
    May 18, 2015

    woooshhhhh……. pampooteeeeeee yes is me self…haha

  74. john
    May 18, 2015

    Did they have a permit from the police to block the road to protest.

    • source
      May 18, 2015

      Such a dumb question. SMH. Will the police ever issue a permit ?A speaker blocking questions in parliament much less for a corrupt police force. You only getting promoted base on your political affiliation in the force.

    • SMH
      May 20, 2015

      that is so dumb. Sorry but you are very stupid including the two who liked your comment.

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