Tourist robbed in Roseau

robberyA female tourist was robbed on Independence Street in Roseau on Tuesday.

Reports are that the tourist was in the company of another individual (believed to be her husband) when she started shouting for help.

At the same time, a young man was seen running towards the St Martin’s Primary School.

DNO can confirm that the man got away with the tourist’s personal items.

The police were called to the scene.

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70 Comments

  1. dboss
    March 7, 2013

    the country hard… all kind of tax going up and salary not going up, and all job you apply for always telling you bout 5 subjects… i’m sure if i hard more jobs n the country them ting wouldnt be happening

  2. As if....
    March 6, 2013

    But wat d father head nuh!!! :-? A joke dat man.

    You know that these kind of people if caught will serve a very short time in El Hotel de Stockfarm and still come out plump and well rested. So I have a suggestion. Forget jail time, no need to pay any fines.

    For three months straights, Monday to Saturday, in popular areas of Roseau they should put a HUGE placard around their neck covering their front and one on their back, stating their crime. Person should be allowed to ridicule them as they please.

    Tourist season , Bayfront for them.

  3. click clack
    March 6, 2013

    we place our energy and forces in the Hills after the ganja grower,while the coke and crack dealers sit in high places in the city,ganja users don’t focus on such activites.The crack and coke users loose their conscience,so it’s anything for a hit.This crack and coke business is too free Madame Speaker it is spoiling the image of our city,while the Papas drinking Jonny Walker Black and Red with the big heads in the house Madame Speaker.

  4. March 6, 2013

    I still think that the crime rate in Dominica is low when it is compare to other countries in the region.But,these acts against visitors must be condemn.No time for bashing one another,we must understand that we as individuals must be concern.the tourist industry is vital to our development as a nation.An our government has to be cognizance and take a positive stance.In this industry our attitude must be harmonious with our behavior.So,Come ye forward,sons and daughters of this gem beyond compare.Strive for honour,sons and daughters.Do the right,be firm,be fair.Toil with hearts and hands and voices.we must prosper!Sound the call,in which everyone rejoices.”All for each and each for all”

  5. NRT
    March 6, 2013

    I am saddened to hear that, hope the lady is ok. Tourism is so fragile. I still think D’a needs to keep focus on tourism but put renewed efforts and priority on being the king of Agricultural trading. This can produce a double effect, would also bring down the high cost of food locally too.

  6. March 6, 2013

    Here we go again.Fighting one another in our comments and ideologies.
    People that won’t do it,Fighting one another will not bring about any change.
    Have you all not heard a divided house can’t stand.
    So while you’ll are there fighting amoungst yourselves the evil that you’ll can’t stand at the front door,is deep on the inside of the house,under the bed.
    I tell you’ll fighting with each other will not do it.Leaving Dominica and going back to the U.S will not do it neither,you could go to Russia.
    And jade that pitty talk(nous fini bat)won’t do it neither.When you say that the country is finish,words are powerful,that’s just what it will come down to
    The answer is simple..Everyone on island need just come together,big,small,young,old,man,woman,bring your cats and dogs and sheep and goats and fowls,everyone is feeling it even the animals, and take to the streets daily,keep the pressure on the officials that can do something about it,and you’ll will see if it won’t change.
    With that said,I hope you’ll folks will stop fighting amoungst yourselves and you guys on island will take the right actions,like I tell you’ll,and trust me,when you’ll do that things will happen.
    Don’t forget to pray.
    GOD BLESS

  7. jazz53
    March 6, 2013

    Here we go again thinking hard about what is happening. Crime is a business and it’s an epidemic in the western world. In a certain country 45%of crime are caused by repeat offenders they are arrested and would tell the police ill be out before you end your shift and that’s a fact. As you may know the police , lawyers judges all the way to the prison depends on the crime. It would take hard leadership to turn things around like putting the citizens first only then we may see a reduction in crime. (GOOD CITIZENS).

  8. shabin
    March 6, 2013

    Them young boys that doing that they do want to work they going and sell the item next to nothing for them to buy janja bike that what they do

  9. Maria
    March 5, 2013

    Honestly, this is not giving me any taste to visit my country on a vacation or to tell people about visiting. Very disappointed in the way things are going in Dominica. Bring back hanging and call it a day, start cutting their hands off when they steal like they do in some Middle East countries. They will run from the island!

    • Tijhan
      March 5, 2013

      really!? like it’s not a lot worse where you are! :

    • true dominican
      March 6, 2013

      you should maybe stay away

      • Anonymous
        March 7, 2013

        Wrong attitude again! Remember don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2013

      Wow, bring back hanging for stealing a purse ? So the paradise that you live in I guess no one steals there are no murders and it is just all peace and love in the utopia. Stop it! We should all condemn crime but don’t act like Dominica is the worst place because some idiot snatched a purse.

      • March 6, 2013

        For the very small population of Dominica there is FAR TOO MUCH crime, every day you can come up to DNO and read about shootings, robberies, beatings, crime crime crime. For an island of 70,000 people it is RIDICULOUS! All to often the crime is against a tourist,.. tourism is keeping your economy above water. The penalty in Dominica is not tough at all, I have read blogs where these ignorant criminals get whatever they want in jail anyways,.. including ganja, so where is the deterent?!? Pure Vacation Camp, pure joke. I am not saying cutting there hands off,.. but it is time to change the system up so it works. Make these dirtball criminals WORK their crime off,.. bring back the chain gang,.. get these criminals doing HARD WORK,. for $0 every day of their sentance,.. believe it when I say the crime will go DOWN DRASTICALLY,. these criminal minds will not do the crime if they know they will have to chain gain it, and do HARD LABOUR every day of their sentence. WAKE UP and realize the punishment for these crimes needs to change severely,. otherwise crime island will never stop. BRING BACK THE CHAIN GANG!

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2013

      yes you should stay away dominica need ppl with your thinking

  10. jade
    March 5, 2013

    Nous fini bat. Alas

  11. Worried
    March 5, 2013

    The Government of DA should install camera’s on the street and business so that people could feel safer.time to take our country back from these criminals.

    • Distured
      March 5, 2013

      flash bang… i got several. What next? Please think bigger.

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2013

      You are asking the leaders of the gang to jail their own members? 8-O

  12. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013

    It’s time for the Government of Dominica to start installing camera on the streets of Dominica so we Dominican to feel a little safer.

    • March 6, 2013

      The problem is the crime is happening everywhere, quite often in secluded locations,.. I can’t tell you how many crimes I have read about that happen at Batibou Bay in particular. Plus the government of Dominica surely does not have the funds available for these camera’s.

  13. Holiday Island Boy
    March 5, 2013

    This type of crime against visitors,appear to be on the rise in the Eastern Caribbean,and needs to be effectively addressed by Caricom, before we loose yet another valuable industry. Today the police in one Caricom country issued an advisory to its citizens not to wear jewellery in public,because of the rising Cash for Gold crime wave,which is not only affecting locals,but visitors as well.

  14. A Voice
    March 5, 2013

    Shame shame man. This is not good for the country at all.

    When them tourists get back home they spread the news and their families and friends are discouraged from visiting, hence less income.

    Think man…

  15. Nice
    March 5, 2013

    Thay hold him.

  16. me
    March 5, 2013

    The law system is so easy on these guys that’s why they kept commiting these crimes.

  17. trolou
    March 5, 2013

    First time I see parrow walking all around roseau like iss shop they shopping And authorities are not doing anyhthing.

  18. SOMETHING ELSE!
    March 5, 2013

    If they catch him and make an example of him,next day listen to D radio talk-show…more roro..You can,t blame the YOUTH when is HATRED and JEALOUSY,MALICE and ENVY that is being advocated by D ANGRY CABALISTS in DA. Always there to point a finger to blame someone but never to give an alternative solution.

  19. justice
    March 5, 2013

    o well done that person, just what we needmore tourist being attacked, man why we dont just put a sign on the airport for those tourist say welcome to dominica, used to be the friendliest place on earth, now we rob you with a smile,,,,,, god help us

  20. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013

    i know it good to put the man in hot water to burn his body and then put him in the sail {lab-as}. that is what u doin to a tourist that is making a dominica lose boats and tourist :-x

  21. real
    March 5, 2013

    don’t worry he will get bail soon or walk away with a slap on the wrist, so it looking those days
    time will tell.

  22. Hate ignorance
    March 5, 2013

    If harsher punishment is a deterrent why critics of the death penalty are against it being use as punishment for murder.In the same breath therefore i don’t think increasing the penalty will solve the problem. i think public education and greater supervision of places of interest by local security personnel,the police together with the general public is the solution. We as a population have to love the tourism industry enough to make it work and save it from these obviously unemployed predators.

  23. tiny
    March 5, 2013

    @ mimi..the thieves in some parts of India gets exactly that….instead of filling up the already overfilled prisons…the police beat the thieves…they go out and thief again

  24. tiny
    March 5, 2013

    i agree…police officers in plain clothing should be around in times like these when tourist are around…it’s not like they have anything to do….they just sit down in the police stations

    • Tijhan
      March 5, 2013

      they don’t all sit in police stations. some of them walk around doing…nothing

    • Annon
      March 5, 2013

      Great deterrent against such, also no visible patrols when large numbers of tourists are present. That would be ‘too easy’ to protect the tourist industry. They don’t even show up at the water front when ships are in, paros and thieves know that….just try to park illegally or smoke marijuana in town and see how fast they on you, so dream on.

  25. aye
    March 5, 2013

    Theft and robberies happens every where but Dominica scares me. The streets scares me as a national much less for visitors. You do not know who is paro!

    • Tijhan
      March 5, 2013

      the guy in the red t shirt with one shoe saying ‘gimme a dollar’

      • Malgraysa
        March 6, 2013

        You are behind the times Tijhan. The price has gone up to two dollars!

  26. 2Pac
    March 5, 2013

    These guys are ruining things for Dominica, Canada put a travel warning to Dominica believe it or not stating that there is a rise of in crime.

  27. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013

    We need more police officers on the streets of roseau , when the ships are in, the officer has no radio communication in this mordern age , no peper spray, taser,baton, it is a joke,no wonder the bad guys are winning, the police chief should up grade the force and give the officers the correct tools to do there job.

    THERE SHOULD BE A REFRESHER COURSE EVERY THREE MONTHS , AT THE SHOOTING RANGE FORE ALL OFFICERS. BE

    • Tijhan
      March 5, 2013

      pepper spray and tasers are not necessary. americanisation is not necessary.

    • ti nom
      March 6, 2013

      wheres the money for that?

  28. Jaime Lewis
    March 5, 2013

    We need increased police presence. What about a Junior Cadet to assist the police? Young people could join from age 18-21 for about 2 years, receive training in law enforcement and other skills and a small stipend. Part of their practical experience would be street patrol with an experienced policeman. Have a 2-man team on every block. This could serve as an employment track, keep them off the streets for some time and some sense of community.
    We need some creative ideas for combatting crime in Dominica.

  29. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013

    So sad and So Ashamed they should locked him and throw the key away when they catch him they too brave and theif god help our country

  30. grell
    March 5, 2013

    idiots am telling you thats spelling disaster for the tourism industry,its gonna hit us hard.

  31. hotty sweet
    March 5, 2013

    I hope d police catch d kulprit makin tings worse 4 d tourist industry.

  32. Domincan Woman
    March 5, 2013

    Here we go again……Guys tourist brings money and jobs to the country so stop already. They need to install cameras in town like they do in NYC and london. I said it two years ago but no one is listening. They have a Dominican own security company in the Bronx NY reach out to the guy. You guys rather give the money to some foriegn comapny that just take the money and run and you cannot track them. I moved back to Dominica 5yrs ago i am ready to move back to NY.

    • forkit
      March 5, 2013

      so stop already:?: , why are you trying to expose yourself as an american idiot who can’t speak proper english…

      dominicans really dont have an identity that people can identify us as dominicans, we always have to adopt other peoples identity.

      enought already, oh please, dear lord help us.

      • toma
        March 5, 2013

        you are stupid

      • Anonymous
        March 5, 2013

        @ forkit if you have nothing valid to add to this discussion then please refrain from being just plain negative..you sound completely ridiculous..most people with an ounce of intelligence knows and understands full well what Dominican Woman is saying so stop hating and stick to the real issue at hand..the real sorry state of affairs in Dominica at this time..just saying.

      • Anonymous
        March 5, 2013

        Really what is your point -this article is about a tourist being robbed -not how a person expresses him or herself.

      • rumors
        March 5, 2013

        Take one idiot to no one idiot, you are so Dominican always finding issues with people you know nothing about.

      • hallie berrie
        March 5, 2013

        @forkit – u sound hostile and ignorant. calm down. take a refresher course in written communication. there is no zoo in Dominica.

    • Tri-State Beauty
      March 5, 2013

      Then move back to NY!! as if NY have less crime and bowdell than Dominica. Sometimes you all weaken your arguments with these ignorant comments. With all the security cameras around,and cops all over the place, on feet patrol, in marked and unmarked vehicles, with all types of high tech surveillance, crime is still rampant in NY and throughout the US.. as if you don’t know that.

      Anyways I support more policing. Tourist are leaving those kinds of environments behind for a few moments of tranquility and to have these lowlives attacking them,will further choke the industry that is already on life support.

      • budman
        March 6, 2013

        amen! Tri-State Beauty. I agree with you.

    • Gell-O
      March 5, 2013

      Okay @Dominican Woman, you want us all to know that you were living in New York. We are happy that you were exposed to security cameras on the streets of New York.

    • FED UP DOMINICAN
      March 5, 2013

      Yes CCTV is needed. We all know that tourism brings job, and much needed monies.

      As for returning back to NY after five years, who are you kidding. Do you really think that you are safer in NY than in Dominica. I returned to DA 3 years ago and will not even start to compare living in DA to living in London. The longer I stay in DA the more I know I made the right decision.

      Hope the victim was able to give a good description of the robber, and that she is OK.

    • Anonymous
      March 5, 2013

      So you left the other side where the grass is so much greener and came back to little Dominica? Hmmm. You are welcome to go back. With all the cameras in NY there are still crimes being committed there everyday.

      • concerned
        March 5, 2013

        nah man. she got a free trip from immigration. All she has to do is give the city the money or the camera all there will be no more crime. some of us can only bark.

    • SOMETHING ELSE!
      March 5, 2013

      So who is keeping you back?When you get back,reach to the guy,ok!

    • Tijhan
      March 5, 2013

      Dominican ‘own’ company in the Bronx? Erm, I think that would count as a foreign company too. So NY must be safe as houses is it? cos I know London isn’t.

  33. Outside Looking In
    March 5, 2013

    This is a shame!!

  34. budman
    March 5, 2013

    lets continue to kill our fledgling tourist product

    • Jimi Hendrix
      March 5, 2013

      You really think these guys care about “our fledgling tourist product”.

  35. Waitukubuli-Original
    March 5, 2013

    Ah, ah magwaysa! Dominica, Dominica! What is wrong with this generation?

  36. MAHAUT
    March 5, 2013

    Sad, when you rub the tourist, they get back on the ship they fill out a form detailing their experience on the country. Where does that leave Dominica?

  37. MADNESS
    March 5, 2013

    Anyway, pa pa, Dominica really reach a “stage” wee, killing, fraud, raping and all ills, it is not the nice nature island we grew up with.

    Stiffer penalties,are needed for these criminals, the legal system here is too lenient.

    • Yes
      March 5, 2013

      The stiffest penalty in DA is weed. That is such a sorry state. Weed is a weed. Stealing, robbing, killing, rape, etc. is a real crime, but punishment is leaner than a little weed. When is DA going to go after real criminals????

  38. mimi
    March 5, 2013

    Those young boys there need some good beating to behave themselves… stupes

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