UPDATE: Civil servants on forgery charges

Former President of the National Youth Council Nash Mitchell and Lyndon Marie of Sisserou Singers fame are in hot water after they appeared in court late on Monday afternoon on forgery charges.

They are facing charges of 14 counts of forgery, including the possession and uttering of forged Commonwealth of Dominica passports and birth certificates.

The crimes allegedly took place between November 11, 2005 to March 31, 2011.

The men were denied bail late Monday evening when they appeared before Magistrate Ossie Lewis at the Roseau Magistrate Court after being arrested last week.

During the proceedings, Magistrate Lewis heard first from police prosecution who objected to the bail of the accused.  Police prosecution alleges that the two may be part of a wider conspiracy to obtain and issue Dominican passports to persons who are not nationals of Dominica by birth or nationalization. They believe it is the tip of the iceberg in an investigation that involve many other persons and will take some days to unravel to any degree of thoroughness.

Already 40 forged passports have been reportedly identified by police.  Police believes there are more and that the alleged passport scam has placed Dominica’s sovereignty into the focus of the international community with consequences for legitimate passport holders.

Documents which Nash and Lyndon are alleged of forging bear names such as Mohamed Hajid, Abda Abdul Ambuka and other Islamic based identities. “Probably tomorrow you might hear an Al Quada person get caught and a Dominican passport is in the hands of that person,” police prosecution told the court.

The Prosecution asked the court to deny bail to the two accused saying  if given freedom the defendants pose are flight risk and could possible “tamper with witnesses and interfere with ongoing investigations.”

In her turn at the table before Magistrate Lewis, defense counsel Heather Felix Evans told the court that “the prosecution has no concrete and substantial evidence that the defendants would tamper with documentary evidence which are in the custody of the state.”

Evans reminded the court of the fundamental rights of the accused, including the presumption of innocence and the right to liberty. She also pointed out that both men were friendly and positively integrated into society, public officers of long standing, and their involvement in sports, church and community.

“There may be persons (co-conspirators) involve at the Registry or Immigration office,”  the prosecution rebutted.

“Bail temporarily withhold can never counter the question of liberty,” Magistrate Lewis asserted while handing down his decision to deny bail. He added that investigations a still in its “embryonic stages and if granted bail it may  defeat the cause for justice.”

The matter will appear before the court again in the middle of June.

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246 Comments

  1. teen
    June 3, 2011

    as a young person from soufriere i just find it shocking and disappointing…i mean come on…there was no need for this to happen..i gues they felt comfortable after getting away with on year so thy had to continue for four more..hmph!!!! sad… :(

  2. bishieboi in antigua
    June 3, 2011

    Oh my lyndon I don’t believe u did these no matter what ppl r saying on here n to the calibishie person that talking but house n car n etc u just a damn hater.To his family n friends n the community of calibishie n sisserou singers my prayers r with u guys.The lord never gives us more than we can bare.

    • forkit
      June 3, 2011

      they catch de man red handed, and you doh believe…

      • bishieboi in antigua
        June 3, 2011

        I know they catch him but still don’t believe he would do that

      • CHS girl
        June 3, 2011

        stupes! jail him! jail all!

  3. SAD
    June 2, 2011

    I’m really feeling sorry for the young men, especially for their families, and also his extended family – the sisserou singers, such a prestiguous group.

    • Anonymous
      June 3, 2011

      why should his name be latched on to the sisserou singers???

  4. positive dominican
    June 1, 2011

    what does the PM have to do with that crime, well PM you very important. keep up the good work.i saw greed in the census boy eyes.these guys put DA at risk.

  5. p p p p
    June 1, 2011

    Nash boy talk doh go down you alone tell the police who else involve

  6. may
    June 1, 2011

    SOME OF US NEVER SATISFY WITH GOD BLESS US WITH, GREED WILL MAKE YOU DO ANY-
    THING FOR MONEY.

  7. eagles125
    June 1, 2011

    Why have we not heard about the Immigration officers involved? The passports (both the Old and the new machine readable ones) have to signed by an Immigration Officer on behave of the Minister of Immigration. If the investigating officers were doing their jobs properly they would have these Immigration Officers in custody. But I guess these officers were transfered and may be one of them is in CID working investigating the passport matter.

    • amen
      June 1, 2011

      amen

    • light bulb
      June 2, 2011

      Was this UWP way to try to bring down the government? A future candidate for Soufriere and an ‘ecological’ lawyer.

  8. Soufriere resident
    June 1, 2011

    It is said that these out of roseau boys have to pay for this big crime. For all we know these guys may have been the last of the chain. What about the legal affairs personnel and the police (immigration) officers? When is there going to be another arrest? Let us be real dominicans and let us think a bit, where would these two junior public officers have contact to iraqi’s? I am not condoning what was done but if there is such a big chain, why is the weakest link being arrested? Not too long ago some police officers did the same so call crime. None of them spend a minute in a prison cell. At the end of it all the officers still remain with their jobs. What about the inspector who stole the money at the marigot police station, he was just given a slap on the wrist. Life is so damn unfair. He is without sin of his own cast the first stone.

  9. Dominican for sure
    June 1, 2011

    He who is without sin, Cast the first stone. I shall and will not condone anything this gentlemen have done, however, many of “us” are quick to point our finger, and when we ran out of fingers, our toes and when we have no more toes left, our tongue at these fellers. But should i remind some of us on this blog that “we” have all, commited some wrongful act at some point in our lives. Some of “us” may even be involve in committing wrongful act at present, but yet still we are crying down at these fellars. Ce bab comawade ou ca pauis defay, ouse sa (not very good at patois). Even if some of us read this thing, we will still carry on, committing adultry (which is becoming a norm in Society), stealing, selling drugs, raping, lying, hating, bad talking each other, homosexuality, and the list can go on and on….so dont cast stones at lindon and Nash, “WE” are just as guilty!!!!

  10. van
    June 1, 2011

    After the initial shock I read this again.These people are fully aware of their actions.

    Whatever short term financial gain they may achieve from their betrayal of position and country, could never replace the long term implications.

    Visa restrictions will be implemented on Dominica, making it difficult for law abiding citizens to travel. Should the powers that ‘be’ consider Dominica a threat, they will not hesitate in taking preventitive measures. Especially if they feel the people purchasing Dominican passports are using Dominica as a stepping stone to elsewhere.

    This should be thoroughly investigated. The sale of Dominican passports, in Dominica and elsewhere, stopped immediately, and previously issued passports recalled and checked.

    Passports should be earned not bought.

    Stop the poison now before it spreads

    • CHS girl
      June 3, 2011

      thank you! someone else with a functional brain to understand the full implications of what their actions has meant for our country and citizens

  11. Anonymous
    June 1, 2011

    Look I hear another Civil Servant working at Ministry of Legal Affairs was arrested yesterday evening…well well look story

    • night and day vision
      June 1, 2011

      Anon

      Get ur facts strait, there was no arrest
      And you know something “Ley barb kamawad ou pwi difey, pwen glo avec woosay sa ou”
      Your turn may come sooner than you think

      • correction
        June 1, 2011

        there was an arrest; she works at legal affairs.

        • eagles125
          June 1, 2011

          Get you facts straight, there was no arrest, stupid.

    • eagles125
      June 1, 2011

      Big pie hole, must be you! :lol:

    • CHS girl
      June 3, 2011

      she was arrested self! and her fb page already come down. Allu dominicans too like to hide bad things. I hope the whole truth come out and all who have to go down goes down and hard. 25 yrs imprisonment sounding good to me.

  12. sad
    June 1, 2011

    Before you guys start blaming the government, let me inform you all that these guys are not supporter of the ruling party as a matter of fact mr mitchel was seen as the next candidate for the uwp in the soufriere constituency. But let me say too that we are too quick to judge and say all types of things, these guys are brother, uncles, nephews, grandson, son, etc. Mitchel is my cousin and it is sad. But let us pray for them no man is perfect they have done a mistake and they will learn from it. we just need to pray for these guys.

  13. well well......
    June 1, 2011

    All these pple were granted passports with no problem even though their name was mohammed al fajid……but the authorities refuse to issue a passport to my child, who was born out of Dominica, in a country which does not grant birthright citizenship. i have been struggling for over a month with the authorities writing letters to all heads they refer me to. So my child who is born to a Dominican mother, who is well known and was sent there by the government is being left in the cold. I may never be able to return home as without a passport my child is stuck in that country so i must remain there too…..

    It was so easy for these guys to send in a phony birth certificate with the name mohammed al fajid and a passport is granted without any investigation. But they are dragging their feet to respond to my situation. Now i am on the verge of being exiled ….. Good bye Dominica.

  14. Long Fing
    June 1, 2011

    A couple of weeks in jail might soften them, then they will begin to talk. I hope they all get caught. They make Dominicans have to get visa for Canada, UK almost do same thing. Poor little Dominica, I crying for you en en en!

    • baby girl
      June 1, 2011

      cry for yourself

      • CHS girl
        June 3, 2011

        baby girl u too stupid,cry for your country. that is if u’re that ignorant u cannot see that the country is in turmoil. read and listen to your news and stop uploading pics to facebook

  15. awa
    May 31, 2011

    My advice to these two gentlemen would be to GET A NEW LAWYER!!!!!!

    • River
      June 1, 2011

      You can say that again. They should have gotten Ma Dyer instead

    • Anonymous
      June 1, 2011

      Their lawyer is a good lawyer! A hardworking one at that!

      • CHS girl
        June 3, 2011

        my advice is COME CLEAN! and reveal the others involved! what get new lawyer na stupes it’s pay they have to pay.

  16. cons
    May 31, 2011

    this is really bad news

  17. donkey meat
    May 31, 2011

    The small man taking the fall for those mafia politicians and lawyers. Time will tell and I hope the family of the accused men rally the necessary support for their legal defense. Expect the spin doctor to get involve since like the Isidore case some high level secrete and people need to be protected.

  18. pat
    May 31, 2011

    THEY HAD A JOB, OTHERS DON’T HAVE ANY JOB TO GO TOO THEY SHOULD BE GRANTFUL
    AND THANK GOD FOR SMALL MERCIES. WE ALL SHOULD THINK TWICE BEFORE GETTING
    INTO RISKY BUSINESS.

    • FR
      May 31, 2011

      i second that

    • dominican soil
      June 1, 2011

      dat is tru

    • An Observer
      June 2, 2011

      they may have just been following orders.

      • CHS girl
        June 3, 2011

        i guess so but following orders and MY name that going down in flames? MY signature that on the documents? me that would be going to jail? I’m sorry but God gave me a brain and i was taught right from wrong for a reason so i will not follow those orders and i will walk away from that even if i have to lose my job,it’s better to lose that than my integrity and dignity

  19. FR
    May 31, 2011

    the biggest disease in Dominica today is caused by greed and the ‘want it now syndrome’. people no longer want to toil and persevere, they want things at any cost. my dear youths remember that God made us creep before we could walk. i can only guess he did that for a reason

    • reality
      June 1, 2011

      yes but he didn’t make us creep for our whole life. young people in dominica fed up with this minimal pay where u have to reach 70 to own your house and buy a ride and a lot of them will resort to criime to make ends. when even the good ones doing crime doh talk about the bad ones!!!

  20. simply
    May 31, 2011

    its very hard to know these great men of society are involve in such high crime,but what i do wonder is since the major investigation places are registry and police headquarter and the police officers are the ring of all this cause they are the one that process the passport how far is that investigation going. Are they all covering their tracks cause the heat is on or is there a system in place in the department where the passports are made that they can go back on,cause a number of entries are being made daily so to for alot of name in the system,im just wondering where this investigation is going,is justice going to be served bcuz some policemen are the biggest criminals in the country from drugs to money to passport.Its a ring of police offers for such thing to be going on for about 11yrs,the policemen are being promoted,send to different department,some get higher post.im really wondering about that investigation.there is a leader moving from place to place with help from others cause they getting their fair cut.man i want to be an investigator on that case damn.

  21. Lasko
    May 31, 2011

    Lindon… Wow we went to school together!! That’s why they always say never envy what you see others with!!!

  22. BUSTER
    May 31, 2011

    dem man will escape

  23. Lindon Cousin
    May 31, 2011

    Hey cuz…if you know you did it….i know there must be others involved….dont go down alone…dont be a sacrificial lamb for no dominican….Jesus Christ was the only born for that purpose…START CALLING NAMES OR JUST MOVE YOUR EYES TO THE LEFT OR RIGHT AND WE WILL FOLLOW…..WELL I WILL FOLLOW….

    BE STRONG….ITS NOT THE END…

    • huh
      June 1, 2011

      and that’s the comment u sharing….please…he was damn well wrong to do it so take ur bloody charges……punish them self…his father is lay preacher in catholic church…………….

      • no name
        June 2, 2011

        Huh what does his father have to do with that. I happen to know his parents and they are well respected in the community of calibishie. parents bring their children up and try to teach them what is right, if their children do wrong why do they have to be brought into it. I hope nothing happens to you or your family

        • Lindon Cousin
          June 2, 2011

          even if someone father is a lay preacher in catholic church doesnt mean that the children are lay preachers too. you can raise your children but you cannot direct their path.
          so whats your point about “his father is a lay preacher.. chupppssss!”

  24. STX
    May 31, 2011

    Lindon and I went to high school together. My prays are with him and his family.
    God will be your judge Lindon in the mean time remember that the bible says “Your call shall bring water to your desert land.” You are in the desert right now Lindon, call out to God, he is a forgiving God. regardless of what man may say or think or what they do in the end remember that only God can truly judge you. Alot of people are affected by the decisions we make and trust me Lin sometimes they seem like bad decisions but sometimes they turn out for your good. Do not mind the shame of being arrested or having this all over the news right now, God maybe allowed this arrest and denial of bail to save you from something worst……… who knows maybe if this did not happen we would have been attending your funeral. Hold strong my dear brother, you are in my family’s prayers.

    • ?????
      May 31, 2011

      Nice advice my child. Yes only our Father can forgive these men. Sit down and reminisce. Repent and go the Lord. We are all sinners and make mistakes although this is a hell of a mistake to make. But we got repentance and to turn from our wicked ways. He alone is a forgiving Father. Cry unto the Lord and be truly repentant and not just now but after this ordeal no matter what happens, continue to serve and be truly sorry for what you have done. Both to Nash and Lyndon.

    • baby girl
      June 1, 2011

      u r a true and real friend.

    • Reader
      June 1, 2011

      But if he in jail how he reading that?

      • Anonymous
        June 1, 2011

        true dat..LOL

      • STX
        June 1, 2011

        I am pretty sure that his siblings and relatives are reading……… i know word travels fast in Da…… even though the negative does travel faster than the positive. none the less whether or not he reads it does not matter, what matters is that there is nothing blocking my prayers on his behalf from reaching the ears and heart of the father.

  25. Passport Crack
    May 31, 2011

    Soon our passports will be like a five dollar piece of crack.

  26. Sweet sour
    May 31, 2011

    Remember the counterfeit minister – hmm yaw yaw. How you feeling. They pick on one Titiwee and one Kayee and no interest is shown for the tuna and dolphin. Remember the quiet looking lawyer he is not a real tuna nor dolphin- talk about whale watching that quiet lawyer is a whale. The sad thing is he to big and sleak to get caught in the net . The only way to cochee’ that big whale is to dispose of the DLP and then only then we will see the big picture.
    Think Dominica easy boy.- hmmm yaw yaw How you feeling how you feeling

  27. Integri Tea
    May 31, 2011

    If I recall the PM came out and ask Dominicans not to over stay there visit to the UK because the Brits are pissed off and will impose visa requirements for Dominicans. As an independent minded Dominican I ask myself the obvious question – How many Dominicans take trips to the UK annually. Logic tells me not enough so much so that the British government is concerned . Considering the cost to travel to the UK not withstanding the currency conversion I am sure that my 10 fingers are much more than adequate for the count. I knew then that the PM was again not telling the people the truth.
    Truth can never be destroyed – It is an utter shame that two smaller guys are now being used as shields to protect those who have had the very bigger pieces of the pie. Persecution and Prosecution of the two small fish will then cover up the atrocities of the bigger fish.
    That’s the way the story goes. I sincerely hope that these so call god fearing and men of good principle will not only claim responsibility for whatever part they may have played in the overall passport scheme but will also go the distance to restore the dignity of their family and our country by exposing those who are hiding behind the little fish.

    The PM should feel obligated to rescind the statement made about Dominicans overstaying their visit to the UK. Those of us who are objective enough know that the conduct of the DLP has done much damage to our sovereignty. There is much more embarrassment to come .

    • Laughin
      June 1, 2011

      Y u guys luv playin da blame game,leave da prime minister out of it, these greedy a** dominicans with good jobs wanted more n dats y they r where they r right now….we r all adults n must take responsibility for our actions..i know nash, he thinks he walks on air, sorry but if u did committtt da crime, walk on da ground….dats my view if u dont like it, who cares

  28. country Girls
    May 31, 2011

    Wow! where in the world have you ever heard of people selling passports? who ever the person who started in the first place, the person who was elected by people so stupid as myself, who were unable to secure funds for Dominica in no other way are the real criminals in this matter. Our birth rights are sold for nothing, foreign people bringing in goods loaded with lead, no duty paid at customs, we dive into it cause its cheep, not knowing that we are being killed slowely by them…, who reeps the profits? who is at the doctor’s office every day??? check the cancer rate in D.a over the last 15yrs. I felt so bad a few years ago at immigration in Canada when a man challenged my birth certificate that was in my passport. he asked me questioned me about things in Dominica that he did not even know about… then I started questioning him about the history of Dominica, andwe all laughed at the joke in the end. For me this was no joke.
    When these kind of crimes are being commited. there is always a chain, the person at immigration who signs the passport has such a big part to play in this, it is not even funny. no one or two people can carry this out. I know mr. Marie and family very well, and it would be wrong of me to judge someone on appearance. My church group went on a jail visit last week, and I saw the the most handsome man in there. I felt like he was the perfect gentle man, 6ft tall, well built… I had to ask the security what was he doing in there….dammm he was almost at the end of his sentence, which was 25 yrs in jail for killing his girlfriend… lyndon, may the peace of christ be with you, May you find the strength to over come your worste fears and speak the truth,..I know deep down that even if you did it , you were just the small fish in this whole thing..In this world only the strong hearted will survive,,,just a little warning, if ever you get out on bail do not enterany on the those who were involved vehicle or meet with any one by yourself.. a man does not care what he does to protect himself, and good name in times like these….you shall be in my prayers.

  29. Dominica in US
    May 31, 2011

    Not surprise because 3-4 years ago I heard that a few people with terrorist association had been known to be carrying our passports. Since I first heard this through the grape vine I brushed the issue off my night stand. The second time I over heard a small discussion on the same topic but this time I was deliberately left out of the discusion. i am only now connecting the dots.

  30. Wow
    May 31, 2011

    “They believe it is the tip of the iceberg in an investigation that involve many other persons and will take some days to unravel to any degree of thoroughness”- That is an indication that this issue will go nowhere. Let us be Frank- ) By the time evidence start pointing in the direction of those DLP cabals all investigation will “kybwash”. The next thing we will hear is that the accused men skip town. After all even if they confiscate their passports how can we be sure that the accused men did not set themselves up with additional passports.
    According to the police this thing went way back to 2005. Mark my words – the only reason the police is pretending to be on the matter is only because there had been some international concerns and suspicions. Six years ago and only now – in little Dominica???. I went to school under Wyas mango tree in the mang in Portsmouth but Carmen I wasn’t born yesterday.
    Dominicans of all works should be really concern and we should not take this lightly. While some of us may say well I have Antiguan passport , American, UK those passports clearly indicate your place of birth. So when you travel with the passport of your adopted country you are still a member of the country that is secretely providing your passports to terrorist organizations.
    Wow this is serious Biz zzzzzzzz nissssssssss

  31. Homeboy
    May 31, 2011

    What is the price of a passport? $75 k????

    40 * 75k = $3,000,000 ECD…….

    Everybody talking ish about the stand up nature and this and that of the two defendants…. All you don’t know what happens behind closed doors.!!!!! There is only one answer, The Creator, Yahweh.. Don’t put your faith in ‘ man/ woman’….. And don’t be surprised when things like this happens….

  32. :)
    May 31, 2011

    If is not so. it not far from so

  33. Dumb Dumber
    May 31, 2011

    When I read about the things happening in Dominica I try to be positive. I am also old enough to know that one should not believe everything written in the paper or that which was broadcasted on the radio, television or even DNO. The more I read is the more I am beginning to think that Dominica is quickly becoming like the corrupt African nations with corrupt regimes while the people and country are make very little or no progress at all. The politicians on the other hand are flourishing

    • Skye
      June 1, 2011

      It has always been corrupt,it’s only because we are more enlightened we recognize some of thestuff that is and have been going on.
      Just ask anybody in the know about The Dame Eugenia Charles Blvd.

  34. Catch Me If you Can
    May 31, 2011

    Those of us who can remember the song of Chubby –bondieur quo meter zyew elen nous aye pas van
    zowey millet pas van ,
    yam per pas van
    ,bananan pas van.
    Nothing is selling except cheap Chinese stuff and passports. What a mess this government has created. Give them credit though they really delivered a next level of corruption in Dominica

  35. Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
    May 31, 2011

    This is a serious matter. To those who doubt that those men are innocent, think again and put on your thinking cap on if you have any. You are gullible. Think, too, there is no smoke without fire. They were under surveillance and were being investigated when it was found out that people with Muslim names possess Dominican passports. These matters will come to light sooner or later. They will be caught and will not escape.
    Recall some years ago when some Chinese people who are non Dominican citizens possessed Dominican passports. If these people with foreign names travel to countries as the US, Canada and Europe, they and their passports will be scrutinized.
    It is for this reason why Dominicans must obtain a Visa to travel to those countries which places a financial hardship and anxiety on them who must travel to Barbados to obtain one. Some of them were not successful in obtaining one.
    You can call this treason, selling passports to Muslims of all to give them the liberty of traveling to all parts of the world which grants them the freedom to spy on other countries as the US and to commit terrorism.
    It is also for this reason, why I question what are those Muslims who are not born in Dominica doing in Dominica; i.e., those who are not Dominicans who converted to Islam. This is another sad story as they renounced Christianity.
    The government must investigate them prior to granting them residency, whether for studies. They could use Dominica for their own means under the disguise of studying and at Ross University of all. Wake up Dominican government – Dominican Immigration Department! Do not be lax! You have a country to protect from the enemies of the world, your precious God-given Nation of Dominica and its nationals.
    Those people are using Dominica. Do you think that they care about Dominica and Dominican nationals? What they are seeing and realize is a people who are friendly, trusting and vulnerable and who will never detect their underlying wickedness.
    They also check the Internet to find countries which will allow them in without any red tape.
    Those people have outwardly and proudly stated that they will eventually infiltrate and dominate the world. They are presumptuous thinking that they are greater than Our God. These are a people whom I do not trust. I have every right to state this. They have already made a bad name for themselves, thanks to Al Qaeda and Talibans.
    I will never forget specifically 9-11 and what I witnessed on TV that day. Whenever I think of what occurred and how much people suffered and those who died in the inferno It brings much sadness to my heart and tears to my eyes.
    Dominica and Dominican nationals are at risk with such people residing in their land.
    Magistrate Lewis is within his right to deny them bail. This is also to ensure the security of Dominica. They are indeed a flight risk.
    If they can sell passports and no doubt for an exorbitant sum of money (not yet proved but it appears so that they would not do this for nothing), they should be considered a flight risk.
    I have no empathy for traitors of all – to their country. They should have known better. People of their status with such an important and confidential position and a good future should have known better, selling their positions for some dollars. It is like selling their country, lives and souls to the devil.

    • Yeah
      May 31, 2011

      Had they been in Cuba for example, they would be placed before the firing squad. Now it will become even harder for true Dominicans to travel.

      • Cerberus
        June 1, 2011

        You are so right! The actions of these two individuals have damaged the integrity and value of our passports that were already under a cloud because of our persistence in them under the economic citizenship programme. Anyone travelling on a Dominican passport now will be subject to increased scrutiny. Pray this can be cleaned up soon and we will not be treated as pariahs.

      • Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
        June 1, 2011

        You are so correct. We in the Western World of democratic governments are too lax and lenient.

    • weespara
      May 31, 2011

      I not a muslim, true dominican and i renounce christianity too and so many true Dominicans i know check DNO news for last week and last weekend and you will see about those gay priests and pastors who are the false prophets of the christian religion.

    • concerned
      June 12, 2011

      mate u are like the rest of us…that are ignorant….can you point out a terroist….in this day an age with technology anyone can post a fake such as mohamed wot ever….keep an open mind…read aldfous huxleys brave new world…george orwells 1984.

  36. Porssie Take
    May 31, 2011

    Don’t be surprise when the spin doctor gets involved because the broom of truth does not discriminate and in other to protect certain dust particles the spin doctor must come in to do damage control just like when the truth broom was about to go through the “Easy Door” the spin doctor decided the broom must go through the ”Easy Door” at an angle perpendicular to the door frames.

  37. rosemary
    May 31, 2011

    My advise to the two gentlemen is – don’t be a fallen leaf from a rotten tree. If you guys are as upright as so many people claim then do the right thing and bring down the whole darn rotten tree and insure that the roots are plugged out too. In other words name names. 40 passports thus far? Man my crystal ball leading me to a few offices with law books on the shelving and offices of crooked politicians

    • Papa Dom
      May 31, 2011

      I agree with you 100%, this is a true test of how intergrated into society they are. But don’t hold your breath, remember bubbles is a “christian”

  38. American Dominican
    May 31, 2011

    Trickle down criminality, Comes from the top.. Here is a defense for you people.. :it was a mistake” If it is working multiple times for Skerrit it should work for all you to… Al duh see nothing yet!

    • parler moi mal
      May 31, 2011

      It wont get to that level because that case will disappear. The guys will be allowed to run away so that those who spear headed the passport deals could seat comfortably in their airconditioned offices.
      Don’t expect anything out of this

      • My Pressure Up
        May 31, 2011

        My exact sentiments. Nothing is going to come out of that case. They cannot be allowed to go down, since those at the top will come down with them too.

    • maniku
      May 31, 2011

      Shirley you are so ignorant , loud and embarassing. You are a Dominica first and then an American citizen.

  39. Anonymous
    May 31, 2011

    apparently, the self righteous dominicans have already condemned them so why a court trial?i hope that lindon is innocent , he is a wonderful person, we dominicans are too heartless about the comments we make,but i guess some of us have no sins so we cast stones.

    • Anonymous
      May 31, 2011

      well said…some of them have no skeletons in their closets. But we must all remember when we have glass houses we dont throw stones .. we have children, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, cousins etc it could happen to anyone of them

      • My Pressure Up
        May 31, 2011

        Because we all have skeletons in our closets, is no excuse for crime to go un-punished.

      • ?????
        June 3, 2011

        What is your problem, If he comitted a crime he should be exposed and pay for his crime. What they have allegidly done is a very serious offence. They put the entire country at risk.

        • CHS girl
          June 3, 2011

          my skeletons is not a felony na pal. I cannot be convicted in a court of law for them. they’re not crimes against my country! If the children,brother,sister,niece,nephew,cousin want to go and COMMIT a crime then like mature,responsible adults face your consequences. I don’t feel sorry for them cause they know damn well what they were doing and they working in places that’s all about the law so they knew it was wrong. And in that respect let them pay. I just think it’s unfortunate but pas la make them pay

  40. Passa Passa
    May 31, 2011

    This case is not as simple as it appears and my guess is that this case will be swept under the table once the evidence start leading to trails that could make the government ( Plaintiff) uncomfortable. Corruption from the top trickles down in various ways and Dominicans red , blue and green know that there have been numerous unscrupulous passport transactions by those in authority. It should not be surprising that a few simpletons picked up on the trade and decided to get a piece of the pie. One blogger got it right – Monkey se Monkey do.
    It is sad that when people talk about the corruption in this passport fiasco part supporters claim that UWP or Freedom did it so it is OK for the DLP to take this corrupt practice to the next level.
    Maybe this occurrence will finally bring some reasoning and possibly expose the true nature of the passport trade – those who have benefited handsomely and the true identity of those criminals or terrorist parading as Dominican nationals.

  41. The Truth
    May 31, 2011

    Lord be merciful and I pray for this young men and their families for peace of mind. People… one is innocent until proven guilty and I hope this is a mistake and the young men are innocent. Oh God grant them favour when needed.

  42. Anonymous
    May 31, 2011

    it’s not de first time people dat working Registry get themselves in hot water…

    But the bigger issue is that people are earning such small salaries that they are easily tempted into doing wrong things.

  43. Anonymous
    May 31, 2011

    Anyway tanto tanto… time will tell…I just hope these two don’t pay and bear the sins of all the others involved….if they smart they should open their mouth and talk so all those involved will be implicated and I hope those police will be fair too and that the PM don’t get involved to cause the police to exonerate his friends who are involved!!!! So it seems is not gangsta and drug dealers alone that will land in jail…all crime is crime…

  44. ALAS
    May 31, 2011

    I dont usually feel sad about persons doing wrong but I just dont know why I feel this way. But I guess I do – cause I know both of them personally and always thought of them as respectable men. I dont know what the case is about exactly but…wow… I just cant wrap my mind around it. I say poor them and poor their familes……their jobs and repuations.

    I just cant believe it… I mean…wow…so much potential these men had in terms of sports, work and social development. I cant believe we may very well lose two young men to this rubbish.

    I hope Nash did not act as a recommender on passport forms… we need to be careful..persons like to beg you to sign for their people that you yourself do not know…dont do it. Watch everything that you do people… it may come back to haunt you.

  45. Trouble intended
    May 31, 2011

    MaMa mi Daybar!!!

    So is it fair to say that the sale of Dominican citizenship is over? Does this mean that the revenues from that process will now cease?

    Here are my other questions:

    When the UWP sold passports, did they conduct the appropriate background checks before selling those passports?

    When the current government sells passports, do they conduct the necessary background checks before selling those passports?

    What agency (CIA, FBI, Scotland Yard, Mossad, French Secret Service, or Dominica Police Force etc) is conducting this background check if at all one is conducted?

    Which agency was conducting the background check for This particular operation?

    How many Criminals of international importance may now be holding Dominica passports?

    Does anyone realize how bad this can get for anyone holding a Dominican passport?

    WAW!!! We are getting large in DA…. Dem fellas trying to put us in the middle of the war on terrorism?

    I wonder what will be the US response if some of those passports were actually sold to al-Qaeda?

    This is definitely a case worth following by the international press. Somebody better call CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera.

  46. Hope
    May 31, 2011

    I have very little sympathy for people who will make travelling more difficult than it already is…..make countries put restrictions on Dominicans…..No Sir! I have no sympathy. Let the investigation continue and let the evidence decide. If they are guilty i do not care if they are at the top of the chain or at the bottom….stew their butts.

    i am so fed up with people wanting fast money………… i am so fed up! Let the law get who it can get…..

    • CHS girl
      June 3, 2011

      I AGREE WITH U 150% and there is no such thing so that’s how much i’m behind u! things already getting so hard to travel and them man just forming the fool for us! dominicans getting deported left,right and center and PASSPORTS,the key to travelling, BIRTH CERTIFICATE,the key to our citizenship them man playing with for damn haitians,muslims etc????!!! NO. Punish them to the full extent of the law. I know marie but no mercy! i want to travel shait

  47. Soldier Boy
    May 31, 2011

    Who is to be blamed!! If the head is corrupt the tail must be corrupt.

  48. Co-Worker
    May 31, 2011

    Sometimes i wish Dominicans would just listen, get the facts straight. There are two sides to a story. Stop having Marie as if he is a criminal. All hard core criminals getting bail what is you all f****** problem.

    Give him a break in his life..he is a well educated,easy going person with a splendid personalit. If he was in thatg mess for money he would be living a comfortable life….he is not. Stop pressing the man and go get work for you all to do.

    GET A CLUE!

    JUDGE NOT BEFORE YOU JUDGE YOURSELF!

    REMEMBER AMBROSE GEOGRE?

    • gada kan
      May 31, 2011

      I kind of see where you going and tend to agree with you. I don’t have a clue who these guy are but common sense tells me that this issue may be bigger than these guys and that Possibly the two gentlemen may just become victims of a larger operation.

      • huh
        June 1, 2011

        oh shut up…….what u know about his life…he & his bro just buy house, transport and renovate his parents house.oh please and they have no records of having loans anywhere..am from the community i know what am talking about..apparently u don’t know shit…so hush your mouth

        • calibishie massive
          June 1, 2011

          stop hating im fron the comnunity too..you make it sound like is a mansion they bought…its a 2 by 4 concret house valued at no more that 30,000 dollars..are you forgetting that his bro is into real estate and have secured numerous transactions worth millions of dollars? on 1 transaction alone he made nearly 100 grand…all you calibishie people just don’t like to see a young man rise….is only when things happen you know who grudging you…im a young man myself and went to school with both brothers …

        • no name
          June 2, 2011

          jealousy kills

        • Calibishie Girl
          June 3, 2011

          what’s the jealousy about? stop the hate and go have a life.

    • CHS girl
      June 3, 2011

      a criminal self! he doesn’t have to be a murderer to be a criminal! don’t u know the pledge??? before God and all mankind i pledge my allegiance to the flag of the Commonwealth of Dominica and the sovreign republic for which it stands MY LOVE MY LOYALTY AND SKILLS in the SERVICE of Dominica and my fellow citizens i promise to WORK DILIGENTLY and to HELP BUILD A PROSPEROUS and PEACis EFUL NATION! tell me what part of the pledge dem man follow?!!?!?!??!?!!?!??!?!?!?!??!

      u really think in the deepest part in your heart that what they did was in the BEST interest of the country? and if u say yes u not a patriot forhe your country,best u renounce ur citizenship if you’re a dominican

  49. soufriere massaive
    May 31, 2011

    WHEN YOUR NEIGHBORS HOUSE IS ON FIRE TAKE WATER AND THROW ON YOURS….

    IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL YOU NEVER KNOW………PRAY FOR LOST SOULS AND THOSE OF US

    WHO STRAY………..

    • minglez
      May 31, 2011

      YEP WE AS A PUBLIC SHOULD NOT CRITICISE AND TAKE NOTE TO LEARN FROM THIS.IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE EVEN OUR KIDS WHEN THEIR BACKS AGAINST THE WALL, WE SHOULD JUST PRAY AND REMAIN STRONG THAT IT DOESNT HAPPEN TO US.OUR ONLY HOPE TO STAY STRONG IS IN CHRIST.

      • CHS girl
        June 3, 2011

        stupesss it cannot HAPPEN to anyone! it was a conscious choice. If they framing them is one thing but their signatures that were on the documents so it’s them! stop condoning wrongdoing! give them 25 yrs jail they wil never do it again and send out a message to the others. take everyone down!

  50. WALALA
    May 31, 2011

    Maybe dats how Muslim always got his passport. :mrgreen:

  51. Possie NY
    May 31, 2011

    Well I know Lyndon very well and it really seems out of character for him. This is a sad situation and i pray that this is not true. This is just so sad. I wish Lyndon the best and pray that he will be vindicated of these charges and if he has anything to do with it then he should pay.

    • CHS girl
      June 3, 2011

      stupes make him and everyone involved pay! i know him but he should’ve kept his integrity in freaking public office. He didn’t so he should face the consequences. wrong is wrong. and don’t even think of giving me that “if it were my family” bullshit. if it’s my family he/she should’ve known better cuz they were raised better. this is putting a bad light on our country! think think! u think the fall out for this will be one of positivity?! NO. it’s US that are going to pay.

  52. Reader
    May 31, 2011

    Where the hell did people get the idea that passports should become our main export … replacing agriculture! smfh!! Arghhh

    • *****
      May 31, 2011

      It’s deeper than we think. I can feel it.

    • old school
      May 31, 2011

      You know where they got the idea from – the politicians , their lawyer friends, police officers in higher office and the famous spin doctor.

      According to the song of Paul simon- “I know what I know and said what i’ve said. It’s the thing that I feel in the back of my head” :?: :?: :?: :?: :mrgreen:

  53. Roz
    May 31, 2011

    It can happen to anyone? why people making it seem like an accident that they had no control over? Or an act of God, like a tree falling and hitting them?

    It was a conscious action on the part of the men if that is indeed what they did. They made a conscious choice to participate. It’s true, good people do bad things. But then they have to own up to our errors and take the consequences. Its that simple.

    • Hope
      May 31, 2011

      this is a really bad deed………..shame!

    • Anonymous
      May 31, 2011

      if it’s a bad thing then how are they good people…….crime is crime ….. to many of us Dominicans think we can do crime and get away with it, because of who we are, which family we come from or because we dress professional, talk well and are in the public eyes….justice should be for all and not just for some….they go to church, play like they are good citizens but are willing to bend the rules for money and vanity thinking they are better than the drug dealer or “gangster ” on the street…..you see hard working honest people going to jail for smoking a little ‘joint’ in private, yet them high grade “white colour
      ” criminals always walk free…. How many times we hear about forgery in banks etc. yet no one get jail time …however poor folks with society looking down on them get jail for petty things…Justice should be fair…!!! In my opinion being a youth officer committing this crime should double your jail time..cause what message are we sending…..these people are suppose to be examples to our youth ..if they get away then it says to the youth that crime is the way….dress well , talk well , play the role and commit crimes with no penalty …cause I am covered…..wrong example…the law should come down hard….Where are our real role models….????? Furthermore think of the implications to us Dominicans…soon every nation would want to enforce VISA restrictions on us…Think people ..think….!!!

  54. Patriotic B
    May 31, 2011

    Defense attorney Evans “also pointed out that both men were friendly and positively integrated into society, public officers of long standing, and their involvement in sports, church and community.”

    They should of thought about their integration into society before committing such crimes. This is such a shame that CIVIL SERVANTS are behind this madness and pure Exploitation of every Dominican citizen.

    • Anonymous
      May 31, 2011

      your government is the most corrupt institution …………..
      remember the bin bobol …. the cabinet secretary …….the head of the public service?

      well bon diay if he can do it who else would not

  55. Anonymous
    May 31, 2011

    For all of those people bashing on them, the best thing is when your neighbours house is on fire please wet yours. I am not encouraging them, they are totally wrong. But God is in control. To the family of those guys please stay strong in the Lord, satan is on the run, taking the souls of the young people, leading them to be corrupt. Just pray for them and ask the Lord to administer to them to speak the truth and God will do the rest. What ever the result of this matter, for them it will be a learning process. May God strengthen the family of Nash and Marie.

  56. Redz
    May 31, 2011

    This is the last thing we need right now. It is already hard enough for Dominicans to travel and traveling will only become harder. When we go for visa the embassy will always wonder whether we are really Dominicans or not. When something is wrong we need to be able to say it’s wrong…..especially when it affects all Dominicans.

  57. wadada
    May 31, 2011

    If the head is corrupt it affects the rest of the body.

  58. Child of God
    May 31, 2011

    Sad story. That’s why one should not rejoice over one’s demise. Every dog has its day.

    Turn to God – he’s the ultimate provider.

    • Anonymous
      May 31, 2011

      I have to say I really feel bad for these two…they may have done wrong but I must say I feel terrible…they were looked at as positive role models in the Dominican society

    • The way it's become
      May 31, 2011

      Do you recall an ad on TV about Stella bread sticks? THe famous line was: “I ‘d never do that.”
      Well, as a civil servant I’d nevr do that.

  59. hedda
    May 31, 2011

    Who are lyndon and nash? your pardnas man? Come on DNO with your writing. btw the fella works at Registry but the best association you found to make was that they he is of ‘sisserou singers fame?’ huh?

    How necessary is this to the story…amazing

    • .....
      May 31, 2011

      i know…..

    • Anonymous
      May 31, 2011

      you can say that again ……….sick reporting if you ask me
      and my god all the criminals that in high places parading around in their ties

      it have more to that story i suspect …. if them fellas wrong the wrong but if
      it have bigger fishes ….. i hope they pay too!!!

    • Homeboy
      May 31, 2011

      Do you have any proof. Enquiring Minds want to know!! It is one thing to speculate but it is another thing to show the facts! By the way I ain’t no party idiot! Just a thinker

    • know it all
      May 31, 2011

      hedda stfu…lindon doesnt work in registry…get ur facts straight…so that is y that part was necessary to the story…

  60. ????
    May 31, 2011

    On Face Book all you don’t hear Marie’s Face Book name ‘Smooth Operator’…well what more????

    • SAD
      May 31, 2011

      That has nothing to do with the price of rice. Alot of ppl have some name or the other.

  61. the man for them
    May 31, 2011

    Well me self i am a man and what i have enough for me, i not doing no crimes, u see them man der to A**, they have so much woman they have to go and steal, men wake up see what more than one woman can send you to do,continue that way still LOL

    • retired civil servant
      May 31, 2011

      do not say what you do not know. Is woman the root to all what men do?

  62. SAD
    May 31, 2011

    The last scheme they had the real ppl involved in the registry and they let them go. They need to start with the head and the deputy head (esp the deputy head.). Lindon is a good person and this is just unfortunate. I will stand by him because it could happen to any one.

    • The way it's become
      May 31, 2011

      A good per what? Nowonder the country is the way it is..Islamic names??In an islamic country punishment would be death.Man lose them ma and investigate the core find dem behead them islamic style.DA finish money corrupted almost everyone.How many honest ones are left?Even senors selling out Christians are more dangerous they are under the cover of the God is good everytime and everytime God is god.With that front they don’t pay land taxes,buy votes and people,build villas and put it under the name of their lather(soap) friends names just toname a few.Just this week cucumbers from spain sent to germany made peeps sick and 14 died. The e-coli bacteria is the culprit. In DA the corruption e-coli is everywhere. That s why we ned to quarantine the sick corruption e-coli type officials and ordinary citizens with the bug.Put themin the toilet where they need to be.That way we can prevent them shitting on us.

    • Cerberus
      May 31, 2011

      ….no, this was not an accident that can happen to any one! It was not a question of life or death but a conscious choice to commit fraud and by doing so tarnish Dominica’s image! This is serious and they will have to accept the consequences of their actions.

      • Roz
        May 31, 2011

        My thoughts exactly. We accepting anything these days and using some lame excuses to justify it. “It could happen to anyone”…trying to get empathy.

        What happen to the days when wrong was wrong? regardless of who did it? even in myself, i can identify wrong. I may have a reason for doing it. but from the onset, i know…hey, is a risk i taking. People taking all kinds of calculated risks thinking they would get caught. How i going to empathize with them when they do?

      • Cereal
        May 31, 2011

        Cebereus! My friend,How are things. This is ur buddy withthe Nebraska joke with fruity loops etc.These guys are too much.What you think of bilateral hand amputations?

  63. THOUGHTFUL
    May 31, 2011

    I pray that one day we will all in this world realize that another person cannot answer for the sins of others when the Almighty places judgement on us. Whereas the Devil exist and initiates temptation, we have been given the right to chose. We act upon that right and most of us chose to do the wrong thing; or may i say the thing which brings trouble to us. They are innocent until proven guilty; and interestingly it is by the courts of Law.
    Dominica is not immune from the plagues of the world. I will continue to say that any nation which claims that they have no crime, these are the nations with the most; crime is not only a crime when it is reported. A criminal activity is something done in contrary to the Law. I have seen the people,s court and the Justice court liberate people who have done serious crimes and some people are jubilant while others build hatred aginst the persons.
    I feel sad about the situation my two partners are involved in, and let me tell them that if they are innocent the Almighty will take care of them. Even if man may condemn you, once you are innocent, no matter what you may go through, the almighty knows.
    But i will not uphold you in doing things contrary to the Law. I will not blame others for the acts that you have been alleged to have performed.
    I keep asking myself on a daily basis, why is it that some of us who blame other people for crimes committed by someone else, and yet, WE ARE NOT ENGAGING IN THOSE CRIMES ALSO. The answer I found out sits right infront of me; IT IS OUR DICISION NOT TO INVOLVE IN CRIME NO MATTER WHAT.
    I guess the next level of action is obvious; Jump in the 200 feet precipice and who will become rich!!!!

    • Hope
      May 31, 2011

      well said. thank you

    • dumb blonde
      May 31, 2011

      decision. Where did you learn to spell? Busy living comments. Why do we as a nation always seek to rejoice when things are alleged to have taken place? Are we Judge Jury and executioner all in one. There are other issues that need addressing like police abusing the process. Brutalizing people and trying to intimidate people. It can happen to anyone of us. We need to be sympathetic to others and what they are going thru instead of throwing stones and casting negative remarks

  64. Very Unfortunate
    May 31, 2011

    Are we saying that because the country’s leadership fall over a cliff or stand in front of a moving vehicle to get run over we must do the same? I truly hope that this is not the message we are sending out there to the readers, particularly the youth. It would be ridiculous if the answer was “yes”. Everyone must take responsibility for his/her own actions and face the required consequences.
    It is just sad that these two young men, particularly when they are knowledgeable of the ramifications of their own actions got involved in this evil vices. We must ensure that those looking onto these two young men use this is a deterrent and purpose in their heart that they will not take that route. This saying is true for everyone of us “the love of money is the root of all evil”. Very Very Very sad and unfortunate.

  65. Uncle Dildo
    May 31, 2011

    Well my country finish. But when all is said and done we go hear who are the real players behind the scenes

  66. Mang
    May 31, 2011

    Man must hide himself in GOD so as not to be corrupted. Corruptibility is every where, only Jesus Christ was able to overcome and defeat it. It will take no less for us, we must hide ourselves in Christ that corruption does not get to us.

    • Nadz
      May 31, 2011

      I do not think you want to use the word hide here. Rather you should say that we ought to engage in doing the will of God and taking example from Christ. And we must also pray as well because the flesh is weak

      • Hope
        May 31, 2011

        Hide works perfectly fine there. God is our hiding place……… a refuge in the time of storm. Please stop playing with words…………

  67. Locious Woodcock
    May 31, 2011

    This is very unfortunate considering that these two young men have served in reputable groups/council. I firmly believe that they were deceived and subsequently used. But as the saying goes, you gotta face the consequences of your actions – whatever actions they are. I sincerely hope that justice is done in this case because these are very serious allegations. Al Quada? Hezbollah? these are terrorist organizations and if these individuals get a hold of our passports our country will be in a lot of strife!

    • is dat
      May 31, 2011

      what u talking about ner, big men that der we they didnt know what they were doing man, oh so because they quite they were used give me a break, they sewo the money corruption is corruption, dont come and put hand in fire for no jack der

    • ????
      May 31, 2011

      yo patay pierce patate ‘deceieved’..grown a$$ intelligent men they r but lacking common sense..temptation, greed, lust have them in that predicament right now sittin in a jail.. :-?

    • The way it's become
      May 31, 2011

      Will be? Are you nuts?Things are rotten at the top ,the country is done.Mamo started the sale of passports then UWP guys just worked it many built huge houses now they are renting tothe chinese and have left their home village and joined the former gros bougs in goodwill.
      Then came the real pirates of DA and took it to the next level.Are Marie and Mitchell part of the next level team? It was Trevor johnson who made the new group to us young upwardly mobile what ever. Peeps who want the finner things of life now not by working hard. They love to be avant guard.
      someone said passport sales is the biggest employment sector of our next level economy.
      Everybody in the business even the talk show host who flipped flopped over introducing Medard to someone. Anything goes people are trading places for their $.Politicians lawyers jumping ship crossing floor to remain inthe booming area for access to passport.They are students of Pastor Jakes who preaches positioning self for sucess.So no wonder these two kids placed themselves for sucess.We know that’s part of the MOU with China.The appearence of the islamic names is part of the MOU with Morracco? Does ALBA have one too?Hey reader wanna makes some fast cash get a hold of two dozen passports.

  68. unknown
    May 31, 2011

    boy marie my partner .. boy look sh** .. just hold strong .. we worked together and thats just sad ..

  69. Bougla
    May 31, 2011

    Why cant i be on de bobol list. I wonder who is holding all the cash.

  70. Cassandra
    May 31, 2011

    Don’t be surprised to learn that the U.K. authorities may be reconsidering putting visa restrictions in place for Dominica passport holders , a situation only exacerbated by our citizenship now being legally sold through an office in the United Arab Emirates

    • Watching
      May 31, 2011

      Cassandara..You Hit the nail on its head. Our Passports are legally sold overseas by Foreigners In the UAE and Middle East acting on the behalf of Locally Profound Lawyers.. One Passporrt is sold for $75,00.00 single and $100,000.000 family of 3. So who would not want to get involve in selling passport..An agent makes between $15,000. and $35,000.00 for selling one passport.. So this is the road that leads to that temptation..Passport seliing is the Biggest Job in Dominica Now..So I going to University to Study how to be an Economic Citizenship Agent and learn how to sell Passport… I in that..i am stil watching.

  71. Anonymous
    May 31, 2011

    I am so sorry to hear that Mr. Michell i hope this is not true!

  72. give us the statistic
    May 31, 2011

    1. Give us the stats as to how many passports that have been sold by the Frenchie???
    2. How do these stats change the voting list?
    3. Are we being implicated in passports being sold to iranians and other Hezbula ???
    5. How many chinese, French, Haitians… have got passports?
    6. Is that a chinese army barracks being built in the state house compound?
    7. Has Dominica had a coupe?
    8. Are these youth not following the ‘leader’?

    • Prophet
      May 31, 2011

      I like the part about Chinese and Haitians having passports. I hope Dominicans don’t think that these two lambs to the slaughter are doing passport scam on their own!! It is impossible!! They are just being given a penny under the table. The people who getting the thousands under the table for the passport will never be taken to justice. A couple years back, there was another similar scandal involving a police officer and a civil servant. What happened to that case? The civil servant skipped the country and the police was reinstated and given all his salary back. Justice!! We cry about the small things to distract people from the big picture. While the lambs are led to the slaughter, the big fish will cover their tracks and run away.

      • retired civil servant
        May 31, 2011

        I agree justice for one justice for all. The police officer should never have been reinstated. Well, if this was done for him these civil servants will be back in their jobs.

    • moi
      May 31, 2011

      7. a ‘coupe’? lol

  73. monniki
    May 31, 2011

    Pple gimme a break! And stop all this bull talk bout sadness and sympathy!! They are intelligent men… Master-minds to run this opperation for so long. Their only mistake was that they didn’t take all the measures to ensure they didn’t get caught.

    Regardless of the picture they painted of themselves… They are now seen for who they truly are. So let justice prevail! Regardless of color or status. Let it prevail.

    They know what the did and the consequences of their actions… So let justice prevail!

    • the man for them
      May 31, 2011

      Monmki u couldnt hae said it better u know, ler justice prevail it was me and i not singing in a group they would jail my a**, big crime, big money, big time

    • 6pac
      May 31, 2011

      Ohh please!!! Gimme a F***ing break!! :-| d guy that kill the fella in carnival and they caught him on video, he a** roaming free…is d poor man child dem police doe fraid! If is one of them ministers child dat was in dat situation they would get bail long time….Mwanga do so much ting, an wen he die they came out sayin how he was a good person bla bla bla….WTF!!! That’s wen u had to say “let justice prevail”..

      • know it all
        May 31, 2011

        6pac well said…n wat happen to innocent until proven guilty…isnt that wat or justice system was built on…

    • KAYA
      May 31, 2011

      99 days for the thief one day for the police.

  74. albej
    May 31, 2011

    who is lindon marie. hope is not webstar

  75. DE TRUT
    May 31, 2011

    SOOM SOMEONE IN A HIGH PLACE GONNS ENSURE THESE CHARGES GO AWAY IF POLICE CONTINUE POKING THIER NOSES INTO THIS,THEY MAY FIND SOME VERY INTERESTING PEAPLE BEHIND THIS.

  76. juleep
    May 31, 2011

    I just heard the news and i am shattered.I know and love Lindon.I am soooo sorry.I feel for his family.They are so sweet.Oh boy

    • SAD
      May 31, 2011

      I know what you mean. He is not a bad person and we all need to stop rejoicing as it can happen to anyone. Nobody knows the circumstances that led lindon to do anything if he did. and i believe in innocent til proven guilty.

      I am praying for him.

      • is dat
        May 31, 2011

        no one is rejoicing since 2005 we ahwah man, well you do it stop ner u want to continue until caught, i cant feel sorry

      • Anonymous
        May 31, 2011

        It can happen to anyone? why you making it seem like an accident that they had no control over? Or an act of God, like a tree falling and hitting them?

        It was a conscious action on the part of the men if that is indeed what they did. They made a conscious choice to participate. It’s true, good people do bad things. But then they have to own up to our errors and take the consequences. Its that simple.

        • juleep
          May 31, 2011

          Wait till it happens to someone close to you and you will tell dno how you feeling.I am not saying he is right….but i feel for his family.

    • SAD
      May 31, 2011

      I know Lindon and I am saddened by this unfortunate incident. Satan is really around just destroying people…What they did was wrong and we all know this is a very seroius offence.
      I pray for mercy for them…Why does bad things happen to Good People…
      My heart goes out to them and their families in this difficult time..We all have Children so we cannot rejoice in times like that..

    • Roz
      May 31, 2011

      No one is rejoicing. Not at all. I just don’t like to see people condone wrong because is their family or friend. I am sure if these guys are honest with themselves, they will realize that maybe the shouldnt have gotten caught up in that in the first place.

      The time to express concern and sadness is not when they get caught by the authorities, but when you notice something is suspiciously different with the person. Especially if you are close to them, you will know. An unexplained change in their way of life. etc. We have to look out for our own and speak up when we think something is not quite right. Dont let it get to that point.

  77. Anonymous
    May 31, 2011

    Lindon and Nash …… my prayers are with you guys………

  78. Sam
    May 31, 2011

    This is sooooo sad. I know Mr. Mitchell and would never expect that from him at all. I feel for his family cause they must be hurting right now.

  79. Lance Bokit
    May 31, 2011

    Strangely certain things seem so much worst when they apply to people that you know. Sad to hear about those charges boys. Hope for your sakes they ain’t true cause if it is, you guys should be “sent in” for a deep while. As a former sisserou and chair of the NYC i feel for you guys on both ends. De environment at home seems ripe for these types of crimes…sad to say.

  80. hmmmm interesting
    May 31, 2011

    Funny, when you have known someone for a long time, and ‘believe’ that they have good intentions.
    ‘Believe’ that person to be community minded, focusing on youth and youth development. Quiet and respectful. Only to hear of this on the street and then read, yes it is true. What a shocker.
    But what is even more daunting, is the fact that more and more people are ‘trying a ting’ or committing a crime, cause they realize so many are getting away with wrongdoing.
    It is a shame indeed.

  81. Kalkin
    May 31, 2011

    Small potatoes is just what the police strive on. According to Tony Astaphan -” Let us be frank” the real crooks prostituting our passports are those lawyers and high government officials selling our pasports and making all the money. It is no surprise then that monkey see monkey do Mr police commissioner. Monkey see monkey do. When passports were making “what’s the matter ” during elction campaign so that the Haitian votes would count – Monkey see Monkey do Mr Carrette.
    I cannot help but notice the expedient working of the court system in matters such as what we are now discussing . What is the cause of the delay in Skerrit and St Jean citizenship saga. Can Anti Hate or WIKILEAK explain the logic

    • spags
      May 31, 2011

      you must be stupid….. go and put your pee pee bed in sun and get off the blasted pc

      • Kalkin
        May 31, 2011

        I feel for you – but then again if you are comfortable being ignorant. Who am i to deny you of your comfort zone.

  82. 6pac
    May 30, 2011

    Fellas doing all kinda murder and robbery and gettin bail!…..how dey can still have dem man up dere an no bail nuh? Stupess

  83. The way it's become
    May 30, 2011

    Medard said DA was doing great and better than most caribbean islands.He went ton to state in the meltdown of the world economy.Moreos inthe USA.He said D/cans in DA were sending money to people inthe US topay rent,mortgage,etc. Many heads on island were repeating that cr*p.
    less than a yr later he sing a different tune.talking cut backs simultanously giving sqweeze, friends an supporters hundreds of thousands (that could pay civil servants)duty free consessions for ostentatious cars and SUVsat a time when gas prices are highest.he should be discouraging such vanity by idiots.That having been said: these young guys and gals will steal to look hip in the eyes of their peers.can’t blame em when their young leader,handsome dimpled bla ,bla bla, )( which is in fact lack of a muscular development inthe face)sets the precidence.
    DA is screwed the gates are wide open and done so by the very Gov’t which supposed to curtail such behaviour.The horse have lonmg galloped away.Soon we will be comelike Mexico.They are already bombing and setting fires to elders homes.Like in Mexico, newspaper editors will soon have to ask the gov’t and gangsters alike what can they print.

    • lisad
      May 31, 2011

      you people are sick…… finding excuses for crimes. These young men are intelligent people. If they allow greed to blind their sound judgement, they are the only ones to blame. I pray that these allegations are not true for their sake and for the sake of all the people who put confidence in them over the years.

  84. BULLSHIT
    May 30, 2011

    Who for dem to arrest an put behind bars they fraid dem!!!!

    • spags
      May 31, 2011

      you just an arse

    • YES AH
      May 31, 2011

      So if they really selling fake passports and documents just let it pass…let them continue?? awa man look things eh.

    • Hurt
      May 31, 2011

      don’t worry they will get to you soon enough

  85. MARIGOT
    May 30, 2011

    money :( money 8) money :?: greed

  86. Happiness Ka Fan Cho Mwen!
    May 30, 2011

    OMG….this is so sad esp for the members of the Sisserou Singers…

  87. Hurt
    May 30, 2011

    Oh Boy. This is bad news. Just the type of thing I wished never would happen. It hurts every time when persons fall.

    • ?????
      May 31, 2011

      Yes hurt indeed and people don’t understand this!

  88. HAHA
    May 30, 2011

    Where there photos nuh?

    • retired civil servant
      May 31, 2011

      why you want their pictures who they kill they are not murderers ask for those who disappear

  89. Alas
    May 30, 2011

    Alas Lindon, u so quiet, u dissapoint me man if that is true…

    • ????
      May 31, 2011

      he quiet eh????

    • Disgusted
      May 31, 2011

      i like dat….if it is tru….cause u r innnocent until proven guilty

  90. Jenny from da Block
    May 30, 2011

    well well well i thought is one set that does get caught???? if it was zafan malayway or moon gwatas dey woulda put it on marpin or sat but is gwo moon roseau so dey have a likle ting on dno??? bayche….follow up on dat ehh for me please dno…..i waiting

    • Happiness Ka Fan Cho Mwen!
      May 31, 2011

      Jenny..stay in the BLOCK..because all your t’s are not crossed and you i’s are not dotted. None of the persons charge is from Roseau.

    • ...
      May 31, 2011

      wtf are u talking about fool

    • lisa
      May 31, 2011

      Poor Malawa children in you area that do that. So dont come so.

    • Anonymous
      May 31, 2011

      Stupes none of them are from Roseau, Lindon is from Calibishie and Nash from Soufriere so wats ur point!

    • Dude
      May 31, 2011

      Jenny, Jenny Jenny, You are so wrong.

      On the contrary this case is on DNO because they are “people to know”. Just look at how the illustrious reporters of DNO have stated their fame Nash of NYC and Lindon of Sisserou singers. “Poor malaway” people who you speak of and who people don’t know don’t get such treatment.

  91. It's normal
    May 30, 2011

    CORRUPTION filtering down and contaminating the youth. Dominica is up to its neck with all kinds of illegal, corrupt practices. People of ‘High Repute’ in Public Office commit acts and get away or through influence and unnecessary delays as regards the court system, justice is so delayed that people conclude that justice is being denied. Numerous examples could be mentioned. The famous ones in the public domain are the dual citizenship issue and the illegitimacy of the leader of the country as well as the Emmanuel vs. Isidore case (42 charges of alleged fraud and other criminal acts). Other serious matters include the Rubbish Bin and Fertilizer Bobols, the secret land deals etc. etc. etc. Those acts were done against the law, yet no investigation, no court, no nothing.

    The younger folks seeing and hearing of those criminal acts being done and nothing happens to the BIG BOYS feel that they could engage in illegal activities and escape too from the Law. It is they the youth, who will be dragged to the courts, fined, and/or jailed. The majority of youth very often will have nobody to protect them like the BIG WIGS. They will face the wrath of the courts. But what about that dual citizenship case involving Skerritt? The Law states clearly that such matters should be dealt with EXPEDITIOUSLY. Is that justice. Isn’t that absurd that those responsible to uphold the law are doing the exact opposite?

    Why are a FEW people, within the Legal and Political systems, doing those injustices to an entire nation? After almost 18 months Dominicans still do not know who their legitimate leader is? Are those the signs of a LAWLESS STATE? What about the Emmanuel vs. Isidore case? Same delay after delay after delay? What about the subsequent fire-bombing of Emmanuel’s home? GO Slow? reluctance? Is that JUSTICE? Is so Dominica come? Protection For the Boys at all costs irrespective of what criminal acts they commit? How could any one of those in authority convince the youth about staying away from crimes? What MORAL authority would they have?

    • traveller
      May 31, 2011

      Why you didn’t mention the Lennox Vs Bubbles case that is taking so long???

  92. ME
    May 30, 2011

    OH NO…I CANT BELIEVE MARIE DID THIS, DISAPPOINTED IN YOU BUT I AM SORRY THIS HAPPENED!!

  93. widemouth
    May 30, 2011

    ii just can’t belive the sh**t Dominicans do now adays

  94. whey papa
    May 30, 2011

    OMG

  95. mouth of the south
    May 30, 2011

    a ‘monumental task’ which will take a long time to unravel,,, obviously bigger fishes involved,,, hope it gets resolved but we know how things operate in d.a

    • Anonymous
      May 31, 2011

      A monumental task is just words chosen by an eloquent speaker. Come on people stop sensationalizing things here. The police likes to make a mole hill out of a ant hill. Facts are what we must look at and not assumptions. We are all humans and we all make mistakes be it willful or mistakenly

  96. My Pressure Up
    May 30, 2011

    Mr. Marie and Mr. Mitchell are just “Following the Leader”. Children live what they learn.

    • as it is..
      June 2, 2011

      u people are FAKE, have to label everything. so it’s ok for we to do wrong things because we have our leader to BLAME, would love to see WHEN THE BIG MAN COME…….. who are we gonna blame
      “MY PRESSURE UP ” u are a fool n fake

  97. Bram Bram
    May 30, 2011

    Sorry to hear that the temptation is real. We have to pray every day, “Lead us not into temptation.”

    • SAD
      May 31, 2011

      You are the only person who has made sense.

  98. vip
    May 30, 2011

    As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.A good name is better than riches.What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and suffer the lost of his soul.

  99. The Real Sexy Shorty
    May 30, 2011

    so disappointed in teacher nash….shame 8-O

  100. Joke
    May 30, 2011

    But what I hearing dere nuh? Cant believe that! Not my partner in that.

  101. Encore??
    May 30, 2011

    That’s not new. We had a similar major passport scam more than a decade ago involving civil servants and police officers.

    You’d think we had the holes plug by now.

  102. Me
    May 30, 2011

    Really?! This is interesting…very interesting. There are definitely other parties involved!!
    Why do you people seem to always want to live above your means?? Vanity, & greed is the devils work!! Good luck with getting away.

    • Anonymous
      May 31, 2011

      you talking bout living above mean…do u know them guys…if u knew marie you’d never say that is some1 living above his means…get your facts straight…dumb

      • Me
        May 31, 2011

        One thing’s for certain: I have freedom of speech!!Whether i know them or not, they are still on fraudulent charges, not me!!
        Then why the hell did he get himself involved in this nonsense??!! Haven’t you asked yourself a question? Why do you think all these people get caught up in all this? It’s because they always want more than they can have!! Let my words drop sah, alright. Me nah care bout what the hell you say, all crime is crime. Make them pay. You all are always quick to shelter those that are doing crimes in the dark, yet so quick to penalize those that are out openly.
        Next time read the whole comment before you chose to highlight one particular statement

      • Pllllllllease
        May 31, 2011

        You trying to say that Lyndon Marie not capable of committing such a crime?? My dear faith in God is the strongest man need. Put their trust in God and keep thanking him for the job that you have as little as it may provide you, and pray that later in life you may get something better and bigger. But then you are in no place to say whether he did or not, NEITHER AM I!…. if he did it and he knows then may he ask for forgiveness for his sins, because he probably saw it fit at the time to help another human being. However, if he did not then may he also ask God to open up the hearts of the many that ridiculed him and see the light out in the dark that he was not a party in such a scam!

      • The way it's become
        May 31, 2011

        he was probably saving it all abroad for his old age. smart move.there are many bright heads in Da

  103. Mariesupporter
    May 30, 2011

    Marie u ma boi …n no matter wtf is said….i not believin dat …cuz d time they saying some a that occured..who know u knew u wasnt working in dat place..so d marie family hold strong..wat god brings you too he will bring u through..

    • Heat
      May 31, 2011

      How does God reach in stealing, lying and fraud? What is wrong with you all? Just give the authorities an opportunity to do their work and your friend may be vindicated but in the mean time put a sock in it and don’t put God’s name in your foolishness. This is not an accident or illness it is an alleged crime. The devil lead us to those things especially when we are greedy and impatient. Only if we would wait on the lord for our blessings all these will be avoided. But NO we compare ourselves with other people and want all they have not knowing how the acquired it.

  104. fuke-chillot!!
    May 30, 2011

    NASH???

    I’m not saying anyone is not capable of anything BUT NASH?? So you come nah? and through National Youth Council so many of us that looked up to you as a good NYC President back then….wowwwww

    • sweet girl
      May 31, 2011

      well go and commen crime too . stupes

    • DGS Photo of 1984
      May 31, 2011

      Skerro was ahead boy at DGS lol Young DFP president too.

  105. Iroquoi
    May 30, 2011

    When the cash flowing they can’t stop until they get caught,and remember:the higher the monkey climbs,the more his a$$ is exposed.but at the same time;life tough!

    • The way it's become
      May 30, 2011

      No one can arguendeed life’s tough. .Everybody want mucho $$ without working for it .If your leadership is corrupt at the core to he max what is one to expect from it’s young citizen.
      Monkey see monkey do.The whole country is on a grabbing spree.Passports birth certifcate can allow citizenship and people are prepared topay fori it and these youth want to byuy and ride inMecerdes benz like lime’s chief who got duty free consession and get’s a nice fat salary from Lime.If he has to kiss …….to get duty free then others who do not have large salaries or none will do what ever will make it feasible.So DA is screwed one way or another.Youth crooked ministers of Gov’t like thoseof the cloth,customs officials chinese ,Venezelans, etc etc it’s certainly a good mix for corruption in quantity.No one seem tobe able to stop it.Is like in the movies but really in our life. You see something you would like toreport on the mafia go tothe police the police works for them.Noway out.You become a sellout and marked and who knows what will be come of you.many have dissappeared /vanished without a trace.When they do it becomes none of our damn business.People asking questions can go t hell.
      man own land house villas,cars they couldnever afford in 10 life times.How do you explain that?

      • Fuke-CHillot!
        May 31, 2011

        That is NO GROUND for saying that a young person should follow the footsteps of another in such a negative attribute. RIDICULOUS.

        If i have to summarize and imply what you just wrote, your first sentence just crucified the Labor party and its members and even ridiculed the party as being the government and being corrupted. THAT’S ALL YOU WANTED TO SAY BECAUSE U SAW THE OPPORTUNITY FIT.
        You too DAMN IGNORANT!!!

        • u think u can dance?
          May 31, 2011

          and u fuke-chillot!

          has just made his point more potent. u even said it better than him.
          little more i would say that u are the one that wanted to make dat point so apparant

        • fuke-chillot!!
          June 1, 2011

          @ u think u can dance….
          go and put some dancing shoes and try a dance routine or two and stop trying to comprehend..

          IDIOT that is because i said “if i have to summarize” I don’t know where you people go to school or learn english!!!

      • Tell Me Again
        May 31, 2011

        Tell us again

        • Peeping Tom
          May 31, 2011

          The guys are reputable guys. It cannot just happen like that. They were probably lured into doing this because there is cut for everyone. If they want to get out of jail, they must come forward and give the whole story. they must come out and give the whole story. They were used. Guys say exactly what happened and save yourselves and family embarrassment. do not go to jail for all those years. say why you did it and if anyone else was involved or if anything similar happened during your employment.Yo thought you would have gotten away scotch-free but the new technology installed by the authorities makes it very difficult for people to escape these days. Thanks to the advancement of technology. two quite guys were used to do that Alas. we really looked up to you but after all you are human. We forgive you but there is a consequence to all of this. Even the good book says so.

          Peeping Tom

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