Sexual offences dominate September criminal assizes

courtIt is expected to be “a long drawn out process” when the September Criminal Assizes opens on Thursday at the High Court in Roseau.

There is a total of 38 criminal matters to be heard with 22 of them being sexual in nature.

Grievous bodily harm/wounding is next with four cases followed by burglary/theft with three.

The other matters on the list are murder, manslaughter, dangerous driving and money laundering.

Four persons are to be indicted during the assizes.

Justice Bernie Stephenson is expected to preside over the assizes with Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Evelina Baptiste, leading the prosecution on behalf of the state.

On September 17 the opening of the new law year will be marked by a church service followed by the inspection of the guard of honor and an address by the chief justice, Dame Janice Pereira, via simulcast from Anguilla.

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10 Comments

  1. Truth
    September 18, 2014

    Only poor people cases calling
    only the poor going to jail
    only the pooe getting charged
    This is our new dominica

  2. Here’s the $$ to pur
    September 17, 2014

    It would appear to me that these people are the only ones that you have a problem with: farmers, fishermen, lawyers, unemployed, police, politicians, government ministers, pastors, priests or security guards. I ask you what about the other professions such as: Bus drivers, firemen, doctors and the list goes…these are some of the folks causing a lot of problem in DA especially in the area of sex offences.

  3. September 17, 2014

    So sad,Lord please protect my people from these monters.Dominica stand up for your people and do something.

  4. Ras
    September 17, 2014

    pa pa well it looks like domimnican women not giving their husbandsor boyfriend sex.

    • Really?
      September 17, 2014

      thats why they love the spanish women? wow it never came to mind.

  5. grell
    September 17, 2014

    molesters!!!! my correction

  6. grell
    September 17, 2014

    Church service then back to all the corruption.All these child moleasters will be back doing what they do best.Justice system in this country is a joke.

  7. more spanish mabe
    September 17, 2014

    with all the spanish bars we have now in Dominica i am surprise to read sexual offences a high in Dominica

    • The Eye
      September 17, 2014

      Look out for another Spanish bar disguise as a “barber” shop on Elliot Ave opening shortly. This is what Dominican men seem to be embracing these days.

  8. If I had $$ & power
    September 17, 2014

    If I had money and power I would:

    1. Vigorously pursue and bring to justice ALL persons that have been reported to the police for sexual harassment, whether they are farmers, fishermen, unemployed, police, politicians, government ministers, pastors, priests or security guards.

    2. Vigorously pursue all those that are suspected to be involved in money laundering, since money laundering is money one is unable to account for whether they are farmers, fishermen, lawyers, unemployed, police, politicians, government ministers, pastors, priests or security guards.

    3. Vigorously get all those involved in covering crimes on the island whether is Grievous bodily harm/wounding or firebombing, whether they are farmers, fishermen, lawyers, unemployed, police, politicians, government ministers, pastors, priests or security guards

    4. Vigorously pursue all those involved in burglary/theft, whether is theft against the state or against others, whether they are farmers, fishermen, lawyers, unemployed, police, politicians, government ministers, pastors, priests or security guards.
    All would be treated equally to ensure that we truly eradicate crime in our beautiful island.

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