UPDATE: French national involved in suspected arson/suicide in Belles

police investigationThe police have commenced investigations into a suspected arson/suicide in Belles involving a French national.

Police PRO, Acting Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste, said the incident occurred at around 11:oo am on Thursday, August 11, 2016.

He said police responded to information which resulted in the discovery of the lifeless body of Freddie Rivierre, 58, hanging by his neck from a wooden cross beam in the restaurant area of a business place called Liberty Jungle.

He stated that two fully contained cottages on the property were completely destroyed by fire.

Rivierre was transported to the St. Joseph Health Center where he was officially pronounced dead by a medical doctor.

A coroner’s inquest will be convened and investigations are ongoing.

Anyone with information which can assist the police in the investigations can contact the Criminal Investigations Department at telephone numbers 266-5164, 266-5165 and 266-5119, or Crime Stoppers Dominica at 1-800-8477.

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55 Comments

  1. The Believer
    August 15, 2016

    A PERSON decides to cut is life short,,does not entice you to insult or be nasty to each other.YOU can take your own life if you suffer from an incurable diseases, failure in life, plans did not come together. If you decide to take your own life, why do you burn your property?because it could be the cause leading to the suicide,or why not leave the property so that they can use it for funeral expenses? If you decide to take your own life and nobody else is to be blame, what is so wrong about that. We don’t investigate the dead but the property.

  2. Shameless
    August 13, 2016

    Sadly, another restless soul to prowl our nation. Too many deaths and criminal activities in little Dominica these days. What have we done or doing to warrant all this negative energy? The island seems to be caught in the Twi-light Zone for some odd reason. God be with us for this island needs deliverance and we need it like yesterday.

    Always Assertive!

  3. TeteMorne I From
    August 13, 2016

    IF he committed suicide, he cannot rest in peace.

    Now, Liberty Jungle is HAUNTED. :cry:

    • Tjebe fort
      August 15, 2016

      Wo are you to decide that? God? I think suicide is a desperate but also selfish way out but at the same time I feel very sorry because someone’s mind must be tortured to commit an act like that.

  4. Tell the Facts
    August 12, 2016

    We provide our comments pertaining to the article. We are not wrong. Until we hear/read differently we will stick to our assumptions, based on what we read.
    The police has much investigating to do. Was he responsible or was someone else? Obviously something terrible occurred prior to this atrocious action which involved the death of a man found hanging.
    I am sorry such an incident occurred with a loss of a life in this abnormal manner. How sad and hurtful it is for those who knew him especially his family. This is obviously inconsolable to them. It really is difficult to offer proper condolence especially in such a case. Nevertheless we must.
    God is the Judge.
    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace. Amen!
    To his family: We are saddened and feel your grief. May God console you with his love and cover you with his mantle of compassion.

  5. mine
    August 12, 2016

    We can write all comments we want but only god and freddi know what happend. RIP sir.

  6. T
    August 12, 2016

    When situations like that happen some of us speculate a lot without knowing the facts. We all go through our struggles but we also have to remember not all of us are strong and can deal with certain situations without crumbling…. regardless may his soul find eternal peace.

    • Tell the Facts
      August 15, 2016

      Life is tough. We really do not know what will occur to us in the future. If so far we are OK be it through thick and thin, we should keep in mind the old adage: “There but for the grace of God go I.”
      On this premise, this is how we should view such matters and be compassionate and sympathetic. I do think God’s love (our love for him and for others), his inspiration, age, experience and reason should teach this to us.

  7. Yes Fada!
    August 12, 2016

    Arson/suicide? I’m not an investigating officer, but man, that sounds weird….so he hung himself n caught the place on fire … or vice versa … or simultaneously … ? Pls, forgive my level of dotishness, I really just trying to understand.

    • TeteMorne I From
      August 13, 2016

      You dotish for real. He burnt down the place and THEN, hung himself.

    • Liberty Jungle
      August 14, 2016

      Before talking nonsense about a situation you dont know about .. try to think in your little head…. and have respect for the family… it was not the first time he tries to take his life. Please have respect for his little boy…..You all dont have nothin else to do than talking shit on things you dont know about.. thank you..

  8. “Anyone with information which can assist the police in the investigations can contact the Criminal Investigations Department”(The Police).

    It is amazing, to read some of the comments people write; they are laughable, because they make no sense: i. e., this from “Tell the Facts.” “He could not cope with his troubles, some people give up to quickly.”

    BEB: ” How much, or what it take a man to walk away from such a situation?” You know when people make comments It should be based on facts. As far as the quote above is concern, the police do not know, nor have the facts of the matter that is why they for assistance from the public; nevertheless you Facts, and Me friend BEB has drawn your conclusion on an unresolved matter; how can this be?

    The investigation revolves around suspected arson, and youth in Asia (suicide). So, far the police has not indicated the reason. Suppose the man was murdered, suppose he is mentality ill and kill himself, when we know, that’s when a…

    • August 12, 2016

      My Brother, can you advise me how to buy shares from D.N.O just asking. my name is moderating. thank you sir.

    • :)
      August 12, 2016

      eu·tha·na·sia
      ˌyo͞oTHəˈnāZH(ē)ə,ˌyo͞oTHəˈnāzēə/
      noun
      noun: euthanasia (NOT YOUTH IN ASIA)

      The painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma.

      Euthanasia is not suicide. Suicide is the act of killing yourself because you do not want to continue living)

      • Wether, I spelt it wrong which I do not believe I did, it means “suicide,” I do not know what class you attend, however, if you had even one day in a psychology class where you were lectured on the subject, you would be familiar with the term, and know it empathically means suicide!

        So, just shut up, and know what you are talking about before you tackle me!

      • Unknown
        August 13, 2016

        You are correct indeed. Just learned of euthanasia last week and it is the killing of a patient suffering with an incurable disease.

      • dayandnightvision
        August 15, 2016

        I was wondering what the learned Francisco Etienne Dodds Telemacque meant by Youth in Asia

      • dayandnightvision
        August 15, 2016

        I thought its me who didn’t know the meaning of EUTHANASIA. Francisco Etienne Dodds Telemacque TAKE NOTE

    • You know when people make comments It should be based on facts.—Telemaque

      You are further than the last person to speak those words above; you do not know what is facts. Your whole existence is based on fiction, fantasy, and lies.

      Why can\’t you write your own sentiment pertaining to the news article, rather than going after other people\’s comments to speak your negativity and darkness. There is nothing wrong with what neither \”Tell the Facts\” nor \”BEB\” said.

      They are simply suggesting to others who may have that same problem as that man–to seek console from God , through Jesus Christ; why did you ignore that part?

      • Calm
        August 12, 2016

        Please do not make telemutt get you angry. Apparently he thrives on the attention.

      • Okay Elizabeth, you are correct; I review it found out the hyphen line can be used in the manner you quoted me!

        Go crazy now, and call me dunce; and every other name in the book; you old yellow Sukuyant!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      • Tell the Facts
        August 12, 2016

        We must give compliments where they are due. Therefore, I commend you for your comment.
        Telemacque is a nincompoop. He thinks he knows everything and is more intelligent than others. He promised he would no longer comment but continues to do so.
        We know how insulting he is. He is not a good conversationalist and is never encouraging. Even though I do not know him personally, I also think he is a difficult person and a miserable one.
        He is the one who is laughable and a problematic person. This is another reason why I no longer respond to his comments especially directed at mine – my comments.

      • You know Telemutt is your biological father you know, but she did not tell you because there were so many other, she not know which one of us! That’s the way it works when plenty mutts are on the loose!

        I knew who my father was anyway!

      • Yes, indeed Facts, you right, anything you say you are right, cause you know everything about me even long before I was conceived. Don’t let me call you a Sukuyaant eh!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahah!

        You one Sukuyant is more than enough for me to deal with; I know the Sukuyant name but I doh talking eh, but is the same one who never have anything good to say about me; to whom you are responding.

    • fun&frolic
      August 12, 2016

      Francisco, youth in Asia? Really, Mr. Smarty Pants? Really?? Ok, you win the internet for a week. In the meanwhile, the youth in Asia have told me to tell you that they do not like you associating them with suicide. So stop it!! :) :) :)

    • NUWP
      August 14, 2016

      You are sooooooo right. Some Dominicans just like chatting before they think. Bu I don’t blame them to much. That is what they get from some leaders so they learn it very quickly. But it’s a good thing those who do are in the minority so not much effect. But one is one to many. Cus wen Ignorance blend with arrogance trust me it makes you do and say things before u think. But as u rightly said the people who seems to know a lot base on their comments should give the police the information.

    • August 15, 2016

      euthanasia
      yoo-thuh-ney-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh.
      Also called mercy killing. the act of putting to death painlessly or allowing to die, as by withholding extreme medical measures, a person or animal suffering from an incurable, especially a painful, disease or condition. Garçon stay in your lane. “Youth in Asia” ha, ha, ha … Lol…

  9. Only the Strong Survive
    August 12, 2016

    Look for foot prints, Dominicans, we need to boast our investigative talents,

    • Tell the Facts
      August 15, 2016

      Also fingerprints; shoe prints.

  10. sad
    August 12, 2016

    I saw pictures of the cottages on their website. It’s a beautiful, beautiful place. If you are thinking about doing something like this, stop. Nothing is worth killing yourself over, not money, property, man or woman. No matter what it is, you can start over.

  11. August 12, 2016

    If you say arson / (or )suicide? He could have also been assaulted and then hanged by criminals.Nonetheless if many murder cases in Dominica have never been solved ,this one might join the club…here is someone who knows and sees every thing.

    • Tell the Facts
      August 15, 2016

      One thing, nothing is hidden from God. He cannot be deceived. He knows exactly what occurred, the reason, how and when it occurred and by whom. He has taken count of it.

  12. August 11, 2016

    Papa met! Why do people always want to kill themselves after they do their crime? If u know u not supposed to do something, then don’t do it! Hmmmmm. Well good luck on you guys’ further investigations.

  13. papa
    August 11, 2016

    Poor man stress working so hard rip

  14. No trust them
    August 11, 2016

    Oh boy! My only problem is, of late the Skerrit Police Force has not been competent and have been doing a very bad job in investigating because they put protecting their boy ahead of public interests. I mean, here are some crimes they supposed to have investigated and we have heard nothing about:

    1. The 2010 fire bombing of GON Emmanuel?
    2. The building that was on fire at the airport just during the 2014 elections, in which Skerrit said in public that he knew who did it?
    3. The disappearance of the registry keys?
    4. The masked men that raided the office of the DPP?
    5. The leaked written confession of a minor to the police concerning alleged sexual misconduct?
    6. The alleged Arson re the point Mitchel Catholic Church?
    7. The alleged disappearance of children’s money in the Morne Jaune area?

    All of these crimes, plus more, were supposed to have been investigated by our police, and so far no arrest, no demotion, no one was fired. We have heard of promotion. I can’t trust…

    • August 13, 2016

      What about the countless murders in Wesley and the young lady Valencia Winston from Wesley who lived in Roseau, Who was beaten to death by her children’s father. He ran to St. Lucia and nothing after that. Not even a birth certificate has been issued for her. There is no record of her death and there is no case in the courts of Dominica. It is like she has never existed…

      • August 13, 2016

        Meant death certificate.

      • Tell the Facts
        August 15, 2016

        Do not worry. God has taken count of all. One day they will all receive his judgment. As the saying, one can run but cannot hide; not from God. They better start quaking in their shoes.
        God knows and reads hearts. A simple God forgive and The Sinners’ Prayer will be insufficient. Any Act of Contrition must be done with a fervent desire of amendment; never to sin again and to do good.
        While life lasts, it must be made with a humble and contrite heart, in worship, prayer, good works in Jesus Name, penance, sacrifice and fasting as a means of restitution in order to appease God.
        These are the conditions as Our Lord said: “Only those who do the Will of His (Our) Heavenly Father will enter His Kingdom.” This is also contained in the Ten Commandments and The Beatitudes.
        God is not to be reckoned with nor his fair judgment.

    • Justice
      August 14, 2016

      I totally agree with this person.Too many cold cases in Dominica. Every case which should be supposedly “investigated” goes dormant. We are yet to hear about Nelly Stharre’s case as well. Dominica was voted #1 in unsolved cases. What a shame.

      • Tell the Facts
        August 15, 2016

        Those who reside in bigger countries know too well there are many cold cases. The police cannot solve everything. They also need the help of nationals, wherever they reside, those who know something about them. Some people protect the perpetrators.
        Therefore, do not blame the police. Some cases are difficult to solve. They do what they can. At least I hope so. We should pray that they are solved. As I stated, God knows the perpetrators. In time He will deal with them.

    • Favoured
      August 14, 2016

      Not only that nuh ” the arson on police officer George in River Estate; the public mischieve committed by Senior Council against Lennox reference the leaking of IPO documents; the public mischief by Danny Shillingford against the police. The investigation of Nelly Starre etc etc; never ask for public assistance in the Gon Emmanuel case; in the racketeering taking place at the Labour Division; in the dead people name that appearing on the Panama Papers. On the bin and fertilizer Bobol. On the birth certificate scandal at register what happen that case dead nuh? And 1.5 million that appear on a gas station account and then just disappear; emmmmmh begging for assistance and information show us you all are serious act on what you already have. Just there doing the dirty work of the cabal investigating and prosecution who they direct all you to arrest and prosecute. Remember do on to others as you would like do onto you.

    • Tell the Facts
      August 15, 2016

      What about the disappearance of the students’ tablets?
      Let us not blame the PM nor put his name in this. Some cases are difficult to solve.
      We do know God has already solved them for He knows everything, who committed them. What is not solved, let us leave them in the hands of the Lord who will mete out his just recompense to the perpetrators.
      Still pray that they will be solved. Do not worry about them nor lament about them.
      As the late holy Priest, Padre Pio of Italy said: “Pray, hope and trust.”
      Simply leave them in the hands of the Lord. Do not accuse nor judge anyone.
      I have considered when we die and on Judgment Day, God has a lot of judging some people. I always pray that God will assist me to do as good as I possibly could so that I do not face that judgment and escape from it for it will be Hell for those who did not do good.

  15. DT.
    August 11, 2016

    Lord pray for the family, so much is going on these days so sad

  16. Tell the Facts
    August 11, 2016

    This is distressing. He could not cope with his troubles. Some people become weak of spirit and give up too quickly. This was his way of getting back at those he was angry with. Prior to doing something as this, first think. Even take a vacation, if it is possible, to clear the head.
    Our Lord Jesus Christ said: “In this world you will have troubles. Take heart, I have conquered the world.” There is no burden we experience that He will not help us with when we turn to him. I can tell you Our Lord will help you fight your burdens and you will become victorious, putting your enemies, etc. to shame. He is faithful. He never fails.
    Life is worth living despite problems. Today we experience problems, tomorrow it is gone and we can smile again. Is it worth committing harm as this, also to oneself by committing suicide and enter into your eternal judgment? Your life on earth is gone; never to return. I pray God had mercy on his soul.
    My sympathy to his family.

    • August 12, 2016

      Amen! and Amen! We need to have ” Hudge Bill boards, with your up lifting inspirational message, all over Dominica. We need a complete spiritual make over in our country. God is good all the time. All the time God is Great! the devil is alive Rebuke him, in jesus Name.

      • August 12, 2016

        May be some day i will assist D. n. O. with the usual Sensationalism, to have my comments posted in a timely manner. then again. May not! But i love D.N. O. in the land of the Blind. D. N.O. is the way to go.

      • Tell the Facts
        August 12, 2016

        Thank you! I can only do this with the help of God who inspires. I give Him due thanks and praise.
        Dominica also needs people as you who appreciate the good that others do and say, as their comments. You are encouraging. It is greatly appreciated.
        God bless you!

  17. BEB
    August 11, 2016

    How much or what would it take a man to walk away from such a situation and leave all to the Lord?

    • Tell the Facts
      August 15, 2016

      First, one must be a believer. Then again, a few years ago I heard of a man who was active in the Church who committed suicide.
      Even though they go to Church and pray, they must have very strong faith, hope and trust in God to withstand certain problems. Let us just say if people have problems, it is difficult for them. They may feel they cannot be solved and that there is no end to them.
      Keep in mind what Our Lord said: “Apart from Me you can do nothing.”
      I do feel, when one is experiencing extreme problems, the best thing to do is to pray and also to walk away from the situation, at least for a while, to think and clear one’s head. However, people do not all react in the same way.

  18. ABOLOR
    August 11, 2016

    Is the dead man in de fire? :twisted:

    • Tjebe fort
      August 12, 2016

      Read the report brother. It says clearly that his body was found hanging from the crossbeam (rafter).

      • TeteMorne I From
        August 13, 2016

        Actually, Abolor was being SARCASTIC. 8-O

      • Tell the Facts
        August 15, 2016

        I think Abolor, according to his name :lol: meant sarcastically, is he in Hell.
        Abolor, keep quiet. Have compassion. God knows what this man went through. If he did it, no one in their right mind would do something as that, to end their life. I do feel sorry this occurred to him.

    • TeteMorne I From
      August 13, 2016

      LOL

  19. Hurt
    August 11, 2016

    R.i.p freddie.. u alone knew what u was going through….

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