UPDATE: Man killed in Laudat shooting

Collier Bertrand
Collier Bertrand

The police have confirmed that one man is dead following a shooting incident in the village of Laudat.

Another man has been taken into custody and is being questioned by the police.

The incident occurred around 9:00 am on Wednesday and the dead man has been identified as Collier Kerwin Bertrand.

Police PRO, Inspector John Carbon, said Betrand was shot during an altercation with another man.

He was transported to the Princess Margaret Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A coroner’s inquest and post mortem will be convened to determine the exact cause of death.

Scene of the shooting
Scene of the shooting
Onlookers at crime scene
Onlookers at crime scene

 

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307 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    April 4, 2013

    RIP MY COUSIN

  2. Anonymous
    March 21, 2013

    oh! the crime rate! oh …another life lost…oh the man is a murderer…oh oh oh…how sad…another young man gone..oh oh oh..so sad…so shaken BUT how wonderful an entire community can sleep in their bed…no more blocked roads…threatening to kill people…one gone so that others may live…

    heartless

  3. Desert Cactus
    March 21, 2013

    Some Dominicans who talk their ususal nonesense I can overlook. But the religious ones really sickens me with their long winded judgements and diatribe.

    They spew off without the slightest knowledge of what they are talking about. Do they consider know how many times the shooter had cause to complain to the police about assault and threats by the person he shot? Had it been them they would have done the same or even worse.

    Beware of those falsies.

    • Justice and Truth
      March 22, 2013

      Why call others names? People provide their comments just as you. Accord them that right. They mean well. What did the police do about the complaints? If the police failed to do something about it, they are somewhat responsible for this altercation and loss of life. It appears that if the police had done something about it this tragic end, the loss of a life could have been averted. A life lost can never be regained. There is no forgiveness for murder.

  4. MAHAUT
    March 21, 2013

    I pray god will give this young man’s family peace and the courage to deal with this tragedy. May his soul R.I.P

  5. March 21, 2013

    Hello and good morning my people. Well am very sadden to read about another Homicide in sweet Dominica and it further saddens me to see such vicious cycle raise it head again. Now we must hold the perpetrator responsible for this crime and we all must asked our citizens a specially the young men to reframe from such destructive dehavior. This isn’t a reflection on the whole society rather its a failure on the part of the perpetrator who committed this crime. I hope when he’s tried and if convicted then he will have a lot of time to reflect on what he did. I say to everyone who plan of resorting to this type of criminal behavior to look within yourself before choosing a violent path because there is a better way to settle thing.

  6. March 21, 2013

    “stupess” “‘Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque you sound so stupid!!!!!! are you retarded or what? or do you have just book knowledge and no common sense?….please'”(Stupes).

    Now look at this; I do not know if this person is fictitious or simply a sound!

    Here is someone who’s name is a sound such as when someone sucks air through their tooth; suggesting that I am retarded, or perhaps just have book knowledge.

    However, with the same breath suggesting I have no commonsense!

    Which of the two of us should I suggest is stupid?

    The one who’s name is Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque, or the one who’s name is
    stupess. Please look it up in a dictionary, one will not find any other definition to the word setups besides stupid !

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

    So if that persons name is stupid I am wasting my time commenting on their stupidity, the person is so stupid, he/she wrote what appeared to be a sentence and compounded it with a series of exclamation marks, that alone defines the person as one who is very stupid indeed; have a nice day stupid, you think I do not know that you are from Marigot?

    If you continue messing with me one of these days I will get angry at you and exposed your true identity, so you had better stop trying to insult the kid!
    Respectfully, The Retarded:

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • toma
      March 21, 2013

      whats your point

    • Justice and Truth
      March 22, 2013

      Francisco, please do not make me laugh. You have. I am not stupess. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  7. Morihei Ueshiba
    March 21, 2013

    Thank you skerro for teaching us ‘No Law No Constitution’ I luv my pm, without your help we would never take the law in our hands. We voting you again 2014, 21 seats. 8)

  8. alas
    March 21, 2013

    To all the people commenting and criticizing the shooter, I bet none of you know how much the man tormented him before he finally took action. My word of advice to the police take heed when people make reports because not everyone has so much patience. To those who spoke of ambition the Guy who shot him had ambition he was a hard worker. I’m not rejoicing that he killed him but stop bashing him. There is so much someone can take. Jeez

  9. citizen
    March 21, 2013

    mr lookin like prince dat working in da library possie

  10. true
    March 21, 2013

    I remember the days when a “he gas”(sp) was so good, a god fist fight and then you went on your way. now these day, there is no time to even say ‘he” somebody pull out a gun. oh I guess this is the times we live in, but how so sad, we can change it, but it begins with self

  11. WHO said that?
    March 21, 2013

    I’ve seen so many comments blaming the deceased for his actions. Did anyone stop to think that perhaps his alledged bullying could have been a mental health issue?

    Could it be that he was a “trouble” because he was suffering from something say like dementia..and when he was in his “zone”/ havign a bout, he would act more agressive?

    I’m curious because we are getting the two siedes liek on one hand he was nice, normal man going to church, loving his dogs, taking care of his family…and on the other you’d hear about him being a bully, cuasing trouble.

    People DON’T just act out for the sake of ACTING OUT.

    that’s the problem in Dominica – there seems to be ZERO/NO awareness of mental health.

    I think people need to be educated about mental heath and the issues associated with the more prevalent forms of mental health diseases

    Just saying

  12. sandy
    March 21, 2013

    Thats the same guy whose daughter died a few years ago in an accident with the DOWASCO van at grandfond.

  13. Anonymous
    March 21, 2013

    lord please help dominica stop that crime

  14. gun smoke
    March 21, 2013

    Dominicans are really openly showing their high level of stupidity when unfortunate incidents such as these happen and they fail to realize that the world is listening, watching and evaluating them. What does the Government or the opposition have to do with two men being involved in a confrontation and one killing the other? What does two men in the heights of laudat fight over land and one killing the other have to do with the police? Had it been the police who had shot kerwin over that same issue the whole country including the ppl who are now saying how much of a nuisance he was in the community would call to hang the police officer. Dominicans need to stop looking for and making excuses for ppl when they do their crimes. We need to allow ppl to take responsibility for their actions and stop looking for ppl to blame.

  15. Black Panther
    March 21, 2013

    It is my observation many people who always complain and blame Skerrit for every single thing that happens, is actually due to their own personal failures in their lives and looking for someone to blame so why not the PM. Some people just can’t manage themselves far less money, I’ve seen it in some of my friends who constantly blames the PM, where a lot of money passes through their hands but they use it carelessly. They choose to run woman or drink rum day in day out and then say is the country, well it’s their life and money to do as they wish but don’t blame another man for that. There are people with genuine concerns about this government but a few just live off others genuine concerns as an excuse for their failure. I know because I once lived that life but never blamed anyone but myself. Why complain so much when you have the power to vote and if the majority vote in a government then respect the power of the majority until such day it can changed in your favour. In the meantime make the best of your life because it is not an easy life anywhere for anyone so don’t be fooled into thinking that getting Skerrit out will fix any of all you lives.

  16. March 21, 2013

    Immitation or copy cat is the closest form of description, in my opinion the term country bookey does not sound insulting, it causes me to look back and appreciate the good old days.
    What is happening to our little virgin island :?:
    Is it too much TV. Hopefully after demodernization takes place life will become pleasant again. Paterning ourselves after other countries comes with a very severe price. We better do the right praying.

  17. FAMILY
    March 20, 2013

    I know that many of you are disgusted with what happened to Collier and thats understandable, but you also have to understand what this man did to our family for many years. He is actually the cousin of the shooter as well. I am related to both. The shooter is a very humble, loving and helpful man. He is not some raga moffin on the streets but actually attended college and had a great job and a family.He takes care of his 93 year old grandfather and his family and friends truly love him. Collier was a very envious, trouble maker and he made so many people in laudat lives a living hell. We should not celebrate his death and you also should not judge the shooter without knowing all the facts. Collier went to great lengths to hurt our family.The shooter and the rest of the family made numerous reports to the police and they did nothing to help. Time after time again, collier threatened our family,and promised to murder our grandfather, auntie,cousins and nephews etc. What is a man to do when he cant get help from the police and fears for his life? We all most likely would have done the same thing to protect our selves and family if we were put in that same situation. Dont get me wrong, I know murder is a serious thing and it is wrong, but you also have to take a closer look, get all the facts before you all start blasting people for their actions esp when provoked constanly and pushed over the edge. R.I.P to collier and prayers go out to my cousin(the shooter). We love you!

  18. Justice and Truth
    March 20, 2013

    It is sad and disappointing to know of another murder in DA. My heartfelt sympathy to his family. May his soul rest in peace. Amen!
    I know a few Bertrands who reside in Ontario. Just spoke to one of them who said that he will contact the others. The deceased is a relative.
    What could cause a man to be so angry that he will murder another? We are all saying can people not disagree without resorting to injury and murder? Does one have such a hard, wicked heart that he thinks nothing of murdering another? For a small place as Dominica, it really is too many murders. There should be none.
    What is wrong with some people of today that they kill others? These people are possessed by the evil influence of the devil. Godlessness reigns in their heart.
    Murderer(s) which is what you are for life before God and your fellow Dominicans, you have murdered a fellowman. You have caused much grief, anxiety, stress and hardship on his family and friends. You have done likewise to all Dominican nationals wherever they may reside for they love their country and wished that DA would be devoid of murders. You have also made them angry. You are adding to the bad reputation of Dominica caused by murders and other crimes.
    The harm that you have done to Collier Bertrand’s family who are grieving his loss is irreparable. You can never bring him back. One day you will pay a dear price for this. The Lord said: “Vengeance is mine. I will repay.”
    I wonder if God will ever forgive you for murdering one whom you are to love, not hate to the point of snuffing out his life. The Lord said, “Love God and others as you love yourself.” You have committed a grievous/mortal sin before God and against him.
    Every Dominican knows that you committed a murder. You are living and Collier has lost his earthly life forever through you.
    When you stand before God’s earthly Court, before a judge, do not say you are sorry and that you regret it. It is too late for that. May your defense lawyer not say that you pled guilty and did not waste the Court’s time. Let me further state that God is not interested in such words and superfluous, hypocritical, lying ones to obtain a lighter and reduced sentence.
    They must think God and what will Jesus say (WWJS)? He saw you commit the murder and looked down in disdain on your evil act. He is angry with you for killing your brother in Jesus Christ. Be reminded of Cain and Abel. Our Almighty Father asked Cain where is Abel, his brother. The Lord will be asking you the same thing. What response will you give the Lord for the murder of your brother? We are all brothers and sisters in Our Lord Jesus Christ.
    There is absolutely no excuse for murder. In time, may the sentence and punishment meted out by the earthly Court in DA fit your crime.
    I do not know you or your victim but I am extremely angry with you for putting your victim’s family through what they are presently undergoing. This includes the entire nation and those of us who reside abroad who are also saddened at your evil act. We share the family’s loss.
    You must repent before God with a contrite and humble heart, worship him, pray, make penance and sacrifice as a means of reparation to appease God. The rest I leave in God’s hands. It is all up to him how He will deal with you.

    • Anonymous
      March 21, 2013

      Where were your comments when the victim was tormenting the lives of others??? Do you know the full circumstances surrounding this incident? Murder is murder but the man didn’t just wake up and decid to shoot Bertrand. He was at his rope’s end.Cha!

      • Justice and Truth
        March 22, 2013

        You are condoning and encouraging murder. Hope it never happens to you or a family member.
        Where was the police? No matter what, the man had no right to murder another.

    • Anonymous
      March 21, 2013

      Before you typed that long sermon, did you find out what happened? You sounmd like a man justy walked up to collier an shot him. Murder is mruder but sometimes its either kill or be killed. next time check before you preach.

      • Justice and Truth
        March 22, 2013

        Do not lament when more murders are committed in DA. Do not criticize the Court System. This will not be the end.
        What I wrote pertained to all what is transpiring in DA relating to murders/crimes. If you did not see the good in this writing you lack godly enlightenment. Too bad for you.

    • careful
      March 21, 2013

      i was about to trash what u wrote but when i came to the end i change my mind i wil only trash the 3/4 and live this piece “You must repent before God with a contrite and humble heart, worship him, pray, make penance and sacrifice as a means of reparation to appease God. The rest I leave in God’s hands. It is all up to him how He will deal with you.” that is wise words coming from the word of God thru u. I hope u get over that spirit of anger and bitterness. let God judge..i feel hurt cause it could b my very own..however, the end result is God.

    • alas
      March 21, 2013

      Stupes. Nonesense!

    • amiyo
      March 21, 2013

      you people just go around saying what you want ,without knowing what happend judge not you could have been in the same situation one day no man is perfect, shut up ! the shooter is like my own son ,when you dont know a person reserve your oppenion :twisted:

      • Justice and Truth
        March 22, 2013

        Whose side are you on anyway? Good or evil? I have written what I have written respectfully with the help of God and in view of Dominican nationals, those who would like to see Dominica restored to a safe and peaceful country. Crimes/murders do not make Dominica a safe and peaceful country. If you also cannot see the good and be appreciative, I am sorry for you. I know where your heart lies and what type of heart you have.
        Keep encouraging murder. It will soon fall on you and your family. It will be like a curse. Your words have a way of falling back on you as a punishment for being critical and unappreciative. He murdered and he was wrong to murder. Tell that to God and see what his response will be.
        If you are a genuine practicing Christian you should know the difference between right from wrong and that people must curb their temper. You are the same person, you and others who will lament and curse all DA authorities as also the Court System when others murder, are bailed , are acquitted and did not receive sufficient imprisonment. You are the bunch of hypocrite and two-faced. You do not know what you want or if you are coming and going. :twisted: :mrgreen:
        Let us wait to see when the next murder will occur.

  19. Don't Edit
    March 20, 2013

    This is the new dominica…. Enjoy with a glass of water and dry bread

    • Me
      March 21, 2013

      DAMN IDIOT!!!! :-x

    • Justice and Truth
      March 22, 2013

      Note the writings of some who condone it and encourage it. This is the new Dominica alright. These times in Dominica, it appears to be a style, possessing guns, using them, murdering and drive-by shooting to injure and kill.
      Callous people who do not care about the life and property of others. For a small country, it is shocking. They get away with it. Minimum sentencing and imprisonment; early parole. You can bet the situation will not get better and thanks to those who encourage it. It is a punishment for them who also have no respect for what others write. Their unenlightened minds do not realize it. Is this encouraging to visit?

  20. toma
    March 20, 2013

    Can it be really true that in this day and age, 21st century 2013 that there are dominicans who still cannot spell?
    Do they realize that this goes all over and people of all kinds are reading this crap.I mean how can someone spell month as monf?
    This sounds so damn foolish.

    • budman
      March 21, 2013

      i have been saying the same thing for a while now. people on here saying ignorant things like “I leave in the US and living on Tuesday to go home”.

    • Awesome
      March 21, 2013

      @ Toma…….are you for real? Someone was just killed and that is what you say? You’re an ignorant fool! Such insolence is unnecessary! Yeah look it up. If someone mispells a word, don’t throw insults!

      I mean damn someone was killed. It would have been more appropriate to say STOP THE VIOLENCE!

    • March 21, 2013

      In any event you also fail to utilized the English language appropriately!

      First of all the names of people, places, animals, and things are started with a capital letter: therefore if your name is toma it should be written thus; Toma, you also wrote Dominica commencing with a lower case letter as such (dominica). the first “D” must always be capitalized!

      You should have learnt that in kindergarten; I was taught that in the first grade in an government elementary school in the village of Wesley many moons ago; and I do not believe we have deviated from Cambridge English as of yet!

      By the way most of the people who writes comments on DNO, are not highly scholastically, nor academically educated, some may not have completed elementary. You should also realize that most Dominicans have a terrible accent; they write as they speak i.e. it is quite common to hear someone in our country (say something like this) ” fing” instead of saying thing which is the correct word; a common word such as “the” is replaced by ” de” that’s everyday.

      Here is another ” do not” or don’t which are one of the same word: however, most of our people do say “doh” personally, when I want to be sarcastic or humorous I indulge in the ” doh.”

      No matter what; unless one majored in linguistics, or, let’s say English, it is more or less difficult to communicate in proper English, and that does not apply to Dominicans alone.

      So, do not knock it when your diction is also poor!

      And do not fire back at me because I know I am also a chief offender who botchers the English language everyday.

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • Justice and Truth
        March 22, 2013

        Francisco, I had to write this and respond to your writing. You made good sense.
        The English language consists of thousands of words and some big ones that we never heard of in Dominica in those days. We did not have TV and Internet then. In writing we could make mistakes. Therefore, it is necessary that we look up some words if we are unsure of their spelling and meaning. There is nothing wrong in that. The most educated – intellectual person does this. When they write do you think that all of it came solely from their head? They got a little help from the Thesaurus and by other means.
        Some of them can speak intelligently but ask them to spell some words, they cannot do so. In Canada and the U.S. the norm is to use the word ‘can’t’ rather than ‘cannot’. I also notice this on the Internet when reading the news or other matters. There are also some typographical errors.
        Many cannot write as well. In recent years the Canadian government requested that the doctors write properly so that patients can comprehend what they write for their medication. This includes pharmacists. Errors in dispensing could occur and cause patients death. I hope they keep it up.
        I also learned to write properly in school. This is not taught in especially Canada and US schools. I do not know if good penmanship is taught in Dominica. I note how some children hold their pens. Ask them to write something and note their writing. I call it pathetic.
        I have not lost my touch for writing good penmanship. To this day I am admired by co-workers and strangers for my perfect writing. The manager of the department would say to me, “I know you spell well. How do you spell this word?” He was not the only one. I should have had his job. I am also told that I am an intelligent person. I am not blowing my own trumpet. Nevertheless, I enjoy the compliment. I attribute this to my parents and education in Dominica.
        I had reason to write to a manager. It was a complaint pertaining to a supervisor. I stayed up late that night to do so. The following day I brought it to him – a few pages. Sometimes we can explain ourselves better in writing than in speaking. Reason also, it is a documented record. The manager asked me if I wrote it and how long it took me to write it. I told him. He replied: “I,” meaning he, “could never write something like this.” Again, I should have had his job. They see people; they know people; they hear people; they work with people but they do not know who they are and what sort of educational and socio-economical background they have. Someday they find out.
        Pertaining to proper penmanship, once, I bought an item at a store. I was dissatisfied with it. I returned it. In order to receive my refund I had to sign for it. The store clerk said to me to “print” it. In Canada, students learn to print rather than write. I told her, printing is for those who cannot write properly. I did not print my name. I wrote my name. She was not pleased with my reply. Her features projected it. I am certain I taught her a lesson. The reason being, many people in the country I reside in cannot write and spell properly. Therefore, for legibility reasons they are told to print their name. I am not referring to immigrants/ refugees whose first language is not English. I am not exulting myself or complimenting myself or seeking compliment. However, few people can write as well as I can. This is no exaggeration. Should have a competition. :) You also know that in these countries some speak a lot of slang language. I thank God for having obtained such a good education in Dominica. When people speak properly and conduct themselves properly, generally they are respected.
        The same applies in communicating with others. The spoken, correct English. Today many people have computers. Some did not receive the schooling that others got or that they did not apply themselves. We have every opportunity to educate ourselves. We should listen to educating television and radio programs and listen intently to what is being said. Make notes of certain words and look them up. Reading certain books will also assist. The computer Thesaurus, Spell Check, Research and the dictionary are great learning tools. Another factor is to keep company with those who will enhance our educational learning process for our benefit. This is what I know of the overall learning process. I am not a perfect writer but I am trying. Practice makes perfect.

      • the truth
        March 22, 2013

        you never begin a sentence with therefore

    • Me
      March 21, 2013

      Say thank God you can read…spelling errors happen and some people just like to mess about…RELAX!!!

  21. fil
    March 20, 2013

    Lord Dominica withall these killings let peace and unity flow in thi place. What is wrong with society just killing each other there is no gain you all a putting more curse on yourselves. When you take a life you carry all this person’s sins and this person you killed is clean. Please stop taking lives away because your life with never be the same. My condlences to the family. RIP Coliar.

  22. untouchable
    March 20, 2013

    i have read through most of the comments and i get the tone of hatred even in what people are writing. On DNO, people are calling each other all kinds of ridiculous name. just for a comment.

    and we are wondering where do hate come from. if people can hate people that they dont know, just by reading things they write. Imagine what would happen if their was actual confrontation with some of the comment.

    are dominicans thinking? peace begins with me, peace begins with you. we must learn to respect one another and accept one another opinions. your thoughts are not my thoughts and vice versa.

    there is where altercation begins because we fail to respect one another. With this in mind, lets pray for the deceased that his soul will rest in peace and the alleged accused for God’s forgiveness and repentance.

  23. god child
    March 20, 2013

    I don’t no why some of all you Dominicans talkin that why about d dead ! You guys talkin like it won’t ever happen to all you ! Today is his tomorrow can be yours ! Don’t speak ill about d dead ! Grow up ppl have a heart all of us is human an we have families too ! May his soul rest in perfect peace my heart goes out to his families at this time ! I no how it is to lost a loved one !

  24. kkkk
    March 20, 2013

    Anyone with a gun is basically setting them self up to be a future murderer. Murder is still murder! Can’t believe some of you are condoning this, I don’t want anyone with a gun next to me unless i got a flak jacket (bulletproof vest) and a AR-15 (High powered rifle).

    • De Voice
      March 21, 2013

      Hmmm it seems to me flak jackets are not designed to protect against bullets fired from small-arms such as rifles or handguns. However, certain flak jackets are able to sustain certain gunshots, dependent on the armor, the gun, and the distance that the bullet has travelled. To be on the safe side I would recommend another vest :).

  25. Act of Contrition
    March 20, 2013

    @ Blame game, since you asked me some questions let me give some answers. First of all I am employed and I am not by any means trying to encouage people that are not employed to pass their rage on others. However, there are some things that go hand in hand and definitely unemployment and crime kiss each other.
    While this crime and other crimes were not committed by those in authority, one would have to be naive to not blame unemployment for the high level of crime in Dominica especially in the last five years. Let’s face reality sir/madam; young people as well as older folks have needs. They want to build a house, pay their loan, by a car etc. When they are not employed and not even seeing signs of being employed they look for means to pay their bills. That’s where drugs, theft, and other acts of lawlessness comes in and that’s where I blame this Skeritte led administration.
    Since he came in power unemployment has risen by over 50%. Instead of looking for opportunities for young people he chose to have them come to the Red Clinic for handout. Handouts may help you eat bread today but not pay bills on a mothly basis.
    As we all know, agricuture created employment for over 50% of Dominicans. Since Skerrit came in power, agricuture has fallen to rock bottom and people have no money. Not only that, but when opportunities came for more people to get employed, they went to China and created employment for Chinese and left thousands of our people unemployed. At the end of the day 99% of the wages them Chinese goes back to China while our people have to beg their way to their next meal. Were Dominicans the majority on just concluded projects such as: Roseau/Portsmouth highway, Windsor park, State house etc. Emphatically no! Compare this to when Sentra built the Portmouth/ Pagua road where 95% of our people were employed. Did you get it?So yes, I blame the bad policies and poor practices of this government for the sharp rise in crime and if we don’t change that ASAP Dominica will be gone beyond return

  26. jade
    March 20, 2013

    Dominica has now become the ok corral.

  27. March 20, 2013

    that shocking papa

  28. Tempi
    March 20, 2013

    My problem is a more basic one.

    If the communication issues shown on here are common in Dominica then no wonder crime is on the rise.

    A set of people who cannot write,speak or think properly must be more inclined to anti social behaviour.

    This is painful to watch and even try to read. Its also embarassing.

    Is there a way to ensure that some of you people can go back to school or at least stay there till you master the basics of writing a sentence ?

    Sheesh.

    • Justice and Truth
      March 20, 2013

      Some people love to speak broken English or street language. They do not consider that their comments are read worldwide. These are they who give others thumbs down for commenting sensibly.

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      I think that some us need to think before we write. Because some of us has the privilege of taking up residency in places like the USA, we are quick to ridicule or belittle the only country that we can truly call home. It is shameful to hear people make statements like “If the communication issues shown on here are common in Dominica then no wonder crime is on the rise. Dominican is no different to any order developed or developing country. The USA been no exception. People are murdered every day in the USA. Does that mean that there is a communication issue too? How dumb and naive can some us be just because we get to take up residency in another man’s country. I want us to bear one thing in mind; this world is on its collision course, and the BIBLE tells us in Matthew 24:11 “And because iniquity shall abound the love of many shall wax cold.” This my friends is the communication issues that is tearing our world apart; and not just Dominica.

      • Justice and Truth
        March 22, 2013

        Anonymous,

        No one is perfect. The best of educated writers inadvertently make spelling errors. Some are not intentional and are typographical errors. The keyboard could be a cause of that when one types quickly. Sometimes the keys could get stuck; not that it is old.
        I will not tell you who I am or who my parents and other family members are so as not to give myself away. Furthermore, I do not want anyone to shoot my family in DA for what I state. I was brought up in a strict disciplined household. Whatever I undertake to do I do my utmost to perform it perfectly. You can call me a somewhat perfectionist, inherited from my parents. People do not have to be rich or well-off to speak, write and conduct themselves properly.
        I was brought up in a certain society in Dominica. The norm was a person was judged by their language, the manner they spoke, their mode of dressing, the manner in which they conducted themselves and what came out of their mouth. It also included the company they kept. It appears this hardly ever exists today. It appears that some people are not interested in this anymore. It is a different society than it was in bygone years. Much more could be stated about that.
        In many respects this nurturing is an asset to me. I thank my parents for my nurturing. This should give you a fair knowledge of myself and why I write and comment the way I do. It should not be open to criticism as some criticize the writing of others and what they state.
        I received excellent elementary and high school education in Dominica. Emphasis was placed on spelling and writing – penmanship. These were two of my best subjects. Literature and history were two others among the rest of subjects.
        When I moved to Canada I took a business college course and a few other courses. Residing abroad we should be open to higher education and learning. I can state that this has enhanced my knowledge and writing. I urge all those who utilize computers to do likewise. Take time to look up those words. It is a learning process.
        The world comprises of all sorts of people, the educated and the uneducated ones. We must be patient with others. At the same time they must be patient with us. When people criticize what we state and especially if they do not write properly, it is obvious we will respond accordingly. Everyone writes differently and thinks differently. We are dialoguing with one another. We should not be rude to others. Those who do can bring out the worst in others. This is the basis of our writing at this time, people antagonize others, causing them to retaliate to the point of causing a fatality, if this is so. We must be careful about that.
        Life is a growing and learning process. Reading is an education in itself. People should learn what is educating and enhancing from others including their writing.
        Those who are not able to write properly should not criticize those who do. I love to read educational matters and sensible writings.

  29. I DIE NU
    March 20, 2013

    Dem Haters just talking about crime,crime,crime and blaming THE innocent for that;they are not saying is the TALK SHOW CABAL( L.A.M)are the real criminals…All THEY do is instigate violence diplomatically.They playing smart but others are clever.

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      @ I DIE Nu, You sound like a damn idiot. They you find that are the criminals? Hypocrite

    • Jahyout
      March 20, 2013

      Yow what you saying there nah… Lennox, Angello and Matt instigating violence in Dominica…Boss you mad or what…lol you was not in town last week man to hear Them BIG boys instigate…well you must be death to some things..

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      @ I DIE NU!! Ur backward thinking reminds me of the animal with the tail. The master puts the bridle in his mouth, jumps on his back, drive the whip into his flesh and off he goes top speeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed.

    • forkit
      March 21, 2013

      IDIOT

  30. Anonymous
    March 20, 2013

    2 in less than 2 monf in laudat police not doin thier job :-?

    • Justice and Truth
      March 20, 2013

      You must not blame the police. The police cannot be everywhere. Blame the one who murdered this man. He is a heartless person.

    • budman
      March 21, 2013

      what is “monf”? you skipped phonics in primary school or skipped school altogether? police not doing their job? are you being silly as a joke? how is police going to stop a man from getting up and leaving his house to kill someone?

    • Anonymous
      March 21, 2013

      all they do is pull up on the phone and bb whole day skerrit need to come hard on them lazy police in the force walk all over town to secure the country in town alone should have over 20 police officers round the clock on shiff every village should have police and a small station well iquipt

  31. March 20, 2013

    Now that a picture is posted,I’m really taken back and is truely sadden by his passing..
    Know him very well.Someone posted a comment inregards to bullying.I certainly do not know him to be that kind of person.
    However I was not there and most certainly can’t comment on what went down.
    All that I can do at this point is to convey my deepest condolences to his family,and pray that they find peace in such trying times.

  32. wells
    March 20, 2013

    in solidarity with the death penalty. this is the only deterrent,for all this senseless shooting please mr pm we the people are waiting to pass this law into force we want the death penalty.how many more niggers will fall victim to this killings ?call an emergency mrrting with the cabinet tomorrow and let them know of ur stance we are in solidarity with you so is every dominican

    • CItizen
      March 20, 2013

      Please do not make comments like these when you do not have enough information to do so. If it were your SON given the same situation, you would be crying for a lighter sentence. It is very ignorant of you to call for a death sentence on a young man who is a first time offender, has a family and was provoked for months by the victim. Please think before you comment so stupidly…..

      • wells
        March 21, 2013

        what is more stupid of u is your spelling of the word citizen and not clitizen.take out the glare in your eye before calling ppl silly names your unpatriotic fool

    • budman
      March 21, 2013

      death penalty has been proven through NUMEROUS studies not to be a deterrent to murder. secondly, death penalty is still reserved for the trial judge ultimately. lstly, you are you calling “niggers”? keep your American self-deprecating crap to yourself

  33. van
    March 20, 2013

    The Police may need to consider ‘stop and search’

    • lapwete
      March 20, 2013

      stop being foolish.

    • budman
      March 21, 2013

      then you first will complain about police harassment when they start to search you day and night.

  34. Diplomat
    March 20, 2013

    All sin is measured equally, however God forgives all sin. With that said, knowing the history and the facts behind the two males relationship, I would deem it unfair if the shooter were sent to prison. I’ve seen him around and while I don’t know the him personally, I know he was an upright standing citizen in the land. I feel the entire Laudat community should support him. Go out in large numbers and offer your views to the courts, to the judge, whoever it may be.

    He deserves a second chance at life. I don’t believe his life should be taken away from him as well.

    • oh really
      March 20, 2013

      oh really!! he went to prison recently,what was the real reason that he went there and was it worth a whole year of his life and still the loss of his daughter whilst there. didnt even get to attend her funeral. DID HE GET A CHANCE? CRIME AND PUNISHMENT! u kill u go to jail cause innocent pple goin for nothing at all.

    • Justice and Truth
      March 20, 2013

      You are wrong. This is what some religious leaders teach their followers. They mislead you by false teaching.
      You need to seriously study Holy Scripture, the New Testament. All sins are not measured equally. Some of you underestimate God and misinterpret sins for what they are. They are sins but they are not one and the same type of sin. Depending on the type and nature of the sin, God may or may not forgive the one who sins especially for murder.
      If only at this moment God would give you a trip to especially Heaven and Hell, it would be a wide and rude awakening, the latter Hell, for you. You will then comprehend what it is to sincerely love God or not in addition what sin can do and the various types of sins which God might or might not forgive. It is also not enough to say, God forgive me, leaving it at that, continuing with one’s life as is and expect that you are forgiven. There is too much false teaching in this era which will do the listeners and followers no good straight to eternity.
      There are grievous sins. There is no excuse for taking a life. It is a grievous/mortal sin and you know it is against the Fifth Commandment of God. What excuse could one give for taking a God-given precious life? Do you think if he stands before God for his judgment and he tells God that it was a mistake that he will be forgiven? You know where his soul will end up for all eternity. In order to be forgiven he must be truly remorseful and will have to make penance and restitution. How much restitution can one make for murder, depriving another of his right to life? We also know what St. Paul said: “No murder and nothing defiled will ever enter Heaven.” God has ordained that.
      Do not be misled by your mind, your manner of thinking and those false prophets of our times. Let everyone do their utmost to lead a godly life.

    • really
      March 20, 2013

      Is his gun licensed?

      • Malgraysa
        March 21, 2013

        Licensed or not, IT KILLED!!

      • March 21, 2013

        No it was not.. But He was bullied by this man all his life.. I think pple need to kow the fcts before they just say anything they want!!!!! I know both men, and the shooters life was a living hell because of the dead man.. Unfortunate, but true!!! :( This is so sad, and I hope the shooter is given a second chance, because this was a simple situation on SELF DEFENCE!!!!! sOO SAD MAN.. Im still in tears… God take control!

  35. Sout Side
    March 20, 2013

    dominica have a bunch of stupid people living in it.everything is government comeon people.

  36. Diva
    March 20, 2013

    :( So sad when news like that hits home !! Rip Colaire I will surely miss you your daughter called u home to rest with her. Sad Day for my community

  37. March 20, 2013

    Dorival John…
    You are very much correct..I read the article on that shooting in Antigua and what the authority there decides too do..
    For the better part even if it would be just talk,the authority did comment on it and promised to take action.
    Unlike in Dominica,it’s like the authority is saying that’s life..Well it will only be life if the people(masses)allow it to be life..They can do something about it,everyone is in it together and it’s the responsibilty of all to chip-in one way or the other in bringing about some kind of slow down, offcuss I don’t expect an eradication since Dominica is not situated on planet Mars,or some kind off common sence solution to the mayhem.
    If you watch carefully,it is very noticable that the mayhem is trickling down from the advance nations into the third world nations.And that’s happening in more ways than one.If you heard what the UN chief said today in regards to guns and the lesser developed countries.Guns moving far and wide not only in the U.S but even across waters into the hands of drug lords and criminals.Dominica does not manufacture guns,I know off bananas.And so if it means that the authority and the people(Dominica)should stand alone in dealing with that mess,then so be it.
    I would like to call upon the christians,the belivers.That’s part of your role as GOD fearing people to intervene on the behalf of the nation.
    Yes..prays can move mountains,as it is said,but actions in some situations seals the job.
    Faith without works is dead…
    I hope you all(believers)down there are not going to treat it like the ones over here in the U.S.
    Fall-a-sleep on it,and in some cases even supporting having guns for self protection..Like GOD is dead or fallen asleep or is to busy in his mansion on high with house chores..
    I’am sure GOD was not joking when he said vengeance is his he will repay…Deut.32:35
    Also it is better to put your trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man..Psalms 118:8
    Guns are man made…Other than that, I can only say to you all guys,don’t sleep on it,work on eradicating that evil before it gets the upper hand on the nation.
    Be reminded,He that killeth with the sword,must be killed with the sword.Rev.13:10
    The same for guns..Do not allow it(guns) to do to Dominica like what it is doing to America.
    Destroying them,destroying their children and ultimately it will destroy the nation,if common sence action is not taken..
    GOD BLESS

    • oh really
      March 20, 2013

      really!! how many killings have been committed since then in Antigua? Talk is cheap dont blame Government blame a people who have turned their backs on God and hungry for quick money. most of the crimes are related to men the devil is after the male seed.BRING OUR YOUNG MEN BACK TO GOD ONLY THEN WILL CHANGE COME. MAN CANT DO NOTHING TO SAVE HUMANITY

  38. pascal
    March 20, 2013

    sorry sorry another young man gone.

  39. Jail
    March 20, 2013

    I knew this dude….I’m surprised that something like that would happen to him….I’ve been away from DA for a while and I know people change but we were always cool joking around and stuff….this is very suprising and sad…..R.I.P…..but as they say there is always two sides to a story so I’m not one to judge despite my relationship with the deceased….

  40. I DIE NU
    March 20, 2013

    Development doesn’t come without a price…
    WE MAKE DOMINICA and not Dominica make us.Some of you just want to take your burden and problem and blame ONE man for them.Never ever heard the Opposition say anything good about Skerrit or the Government.Everything in their eyes is BAD and is Skerrit.Even people personal course of action is Skerrit….RIP TO THE DEAD!

    • March 20, 2013

      Remember No Law No Constitution can stop me well those words sent the wrong message so ask yourself are their others out there who have the same attitude if so they are wrong because they will be caught and bring to justice No more killing we have to stop.

      • Anonymous
        March 21, 2013

        Wait a while, those words had the right message, is a band of certain %$&*^ people to used it to encourage violence, now they screaming. But they will keep screaming from the yard. :mrgreen:

  41. not again
    March 20, 2013

    where do they get these guns from??????

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      from the supermackek

      • Jay
        March 21, 2013

        Supermackek?? When people are looking to employ people with a good command of English they are passing us by. You give Dominica a bad name

    • Shameless
      March 20, 2013

      Ask the police like the one from Pte. Savanne/ Bagatelle area that got fired recently.

      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  42. Anonymous
    March 20, 2013

    Well this is certainly sad. I knew Colaire to be a quiet person … not sure what happened …. may his soul rest in peace

    And about Skerrit blame will fall on him simply because he behaves as if he is Lord and Saviour or maybe I should say he is PERMITTED to behave as Lord and Saviour

    • Justice and Truth
      March 20, 2013

      This is a murder. Leave the PM out of it.

  43. IPO
    March 20, 2013

    Who is going to blame the shooter for taking another human’s life?

    I am blaming the shooter for taking someone else life…I don’t know the dead man,but he might be a father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend, neighbour…

    He might even been someone looking for help?

    • riddim up
      March 20, 2013

      so u dont know, why didnt u keep ur comment to ur self ? affus dno should censor more of dem comments

      • IPO
        March 20, 2013

        The Result is a dead man…I don’t care who did it…a man is dead

    • anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      what really is your point in commenting when obviously you know nothing about the matter.

      SMH!

      • IPO
        March 20, 2013

        A man is dead and I have an opinion just like everyone.

    • WTF
      March 20, 2013

      trust me that man was no good, ask his relatives why was he in jail. dont meant to be heartless but he could have murdered also i think he got what he wanted to do to other people all along

      • IPO
        March 20, 2013

        There are many no good outhtere, who give you or the other person or the next to take a man life based on he is no good….what does no good mean?

      • Strangely
        March 21, 2013

        So true..this guy has a history of threatening and provoking people and I know this personally. Sad that what he constantly threatened to do to others has befallen.

  44. The famous incitor
    March 20, 2013

    Which one is Obama and which one is the EX-priest.

    This is a sad for history… Dominica story.

    • Justice and Truth
      March 20, 2013

      And who are you? What are you doing for God that He might change at least The DA environment and eradicate crimes? As also cleansing your life and your soul. Look to yourself. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    • Incitor's educator
      March 21, 2013

      Read the news or listen as a daily undertaking. It will certainly make you a worthwhile citizen who is au current with local regonal and international events.get to the real next level that way. Not through corruption nor ignorance.

  45. george bushman
    March 20, 2013

    omg my people have a heart? thats someone’s child

  46. Anonymous
    March 20, 2013

    There are two side to each storey, some of the youth here act like they are in south central los angeles.

    It has been said that the so call victim was the village bully, every one was afraid of him, so good ridence. let the villagers send a rife to his funeral, if that is treu , one cannot bully people , or a whole village.

    • Truth be told
      March 20, 2013

      learn to spell!

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      Believe me they won’t survive in South Central.

    • Anthony P. Ismael
      March 20, 2013

      Wow! Our justice is swift. We don’t even wait for a trial or an arrest.

    • March 20, 2013

      The problem with people like you is that you like to run off your mouth as if you are an authority on what goes on in the United States. Let me inform you that there are more crimes in Dominica, than there is in South Central Los Angeles as you claim.

      There are more rape, murder, thievery, and corruption in Dominica per capita than in South Los Angeles!

      First of the name “South Central Los Angeles does not exist; so whereas you are running off your mouth talking about South Central Los Angeles tells me you are nothing more than a wind bag babbling in the wind.

      There is a guy from Dominica and his wife who works for an international chain of hotels in St. Croix, he and I are friends to Dr. J ( actually Jonathan Prevost) formally of River Street. I did not know the guy until Jonathan introduced him to me.This guy in question, and his wife was given a vacation to Pasadena, he told Jonathan he would be in Pasadena for a week or so, My friend gave him my number and told him to call me when he got here, which he did.

      I went to pick him up in Pasadena, brought him to Los Angeles and entertained him and his wife for the day.

      We sat talking, in the conversation he told me you can take me anywhere except, ” South Central Los Angeles. My girlfriend was sitting listening to him, so she asks him why don’t you want to go to South Los Angeles?

      The man responded by saying to her ” well they told me not to go there because I will get myself killed.” So Doncetta my friend said to him but you have been to South Central so many times for the day, I am surprised you are still alive!

      I mean he felt stupid, sat there with his mouth sealed. I eventually said to him let us drive around and see how many crimes you will see people committing. What I did is that I took that guy and showed him the rest of Los Angeles, homes that are very expensive in South Central Los Angeles, which you people will never have in Dominica.

      Talk about things you know about, and not what you hear ” they say.” That is stupid, unless you or some relative resides in the slums in Los Angeles, you need to shut your mouth, because you might not even be able to live in South Los Angeles; the rent may be too high for you!

      Prior to the collapsed of the Real Estate Market in 2009 the average price of a home in South Los Angeles, was over five hundred thousand dollars okay!

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • stupess
        March 20, 2013

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque you sound so stupid!!!!!! are you retarded or what? or do you have just book knowledge and no common sense?….please….what do you mean in dominica we cannot afford houses or rent like in Los Angeles…apparently los Angeles does not provide proper education because you have none…

      • Anonymous
        March 20, 2013

        Thumbs up to you Mr. T.

      • March 21, 2013

        Hello and good afternoon Mr Telemaque .

        Well I don’t think you love your place of berth, Sweet Dominica . I can assure you that at the end of this year Los Angeles will have at least six hundred homicides. Please be careful and safe because I don’t want to hear any bad news in expensive Los Angeles. I love DA. Thanks.

    • budman
      March 21, 2013

      what is “rife”, “storey” and “ridence”?

  47. Dorival John
    March 20, 2013

    Bonhjay, I didn’t realize I hurt so many Skerrit worshipers with my earlier comments.

    Oh well….I will be waiting for an anti-crime rally, so we could tackle the crime monster that is enveloping our society.

    No wait, that is not important….never mind.

    • IPO
      March 20, 2013

      Dorival where did your objectivity gone? Are you being facetious?

    • EARTH
      March 20, 2013

      mam will be man which is known to be imperfect beings,, this is satan’s world not Skerrit. blame the killer.

  48. Anonymous
    March 20, 2013

    so u n a man has a disagreement and u act as judge, jury and executioner. u end the man life for worldly matters? wat this world coming too?

    • anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      what u know about it? smh!

    • anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      I am hoping you understand the concept of self defense?

      Should he have waited for the man to end his life?

      Why does everybody want to comment with ZERO knowledge of the situation?

      • Anonymous
        March 20, 2013

        well inform them nah so they will 0+1 knowledge of the situation..

      • Look It
        March 21, 2013

        Well tell us lets us know and why a gun and what weapon the deceased had??????

  49. concern
    March 20, 2013

    You know what that gets be angry, is when people sympathiZe and say things that make sense and some useless, heartless people click dislike gosssshhh, u people have to realize that we are all humans and u have family too it could happen to anyone of us, stop rejoice over this things

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      Sorry, but some of them you simply have to get rid of to get some peace. Some people just think that they can go around bullying people. These people are also humans, my friend. Can you imagine being bully everyday by someone. That is a big problem in schools today.

  50. curupted
    March 20, 2013

    oh father throw ur hands again, this world is comin to real end . everyone must be arm those dayz it seems ,its not doin the brains well we all kno wat.

  51. befilia
    March 20, 2013

    Development and crime goes hand in hand

    • Morihei Ueshiba
      March 20, 2013

      What development? A stupid road & stadium like all other oecs countries stupes.

    • lawless behaviour
      March 20, 2013

      Is that the reason why you have 100% tolerance to crime?

  52. old man
    March 20, 2013

    weh weh weh bodiyay everybody is armed with except dominica police.those young people awt there have more gun than police self.the police need to develop a mobile assault team ready for action.but it wont happen because they waiting for people to start killing policein dominica to give them gun.

    • Shameless
      March 20, 2013

      You are so right. Every modern country issue personal firearm to their officers upon entry into the academy and train then on the rules of engagement. But here in Dca we behave like is a privilege to give an officer a gun. Well, as long as we remain with that mindset and treat our officers as security guards working in pre schools, criminals will keep arming themselves because they know police will not bantar them. And can we blame the police for not bantering the criminals? Hell NO!

      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

      • Malgraysa
        March 21, 2013

        Nonsense, look at the U.K., which is what our po0lice force is modelled on. There they do not walk around routinely with guns and their murder rate is lower than the U.S. and far lower than ours. Look at the man in the mirror first.

  53. sugarbabby
    March 20, 2013

    why are our people so negatif every where in the world is the same problem are all gouverments 2 blames.When decide 2 make the wrong choiices in life is the gouverment responsable? Know u cannot even correctpeople children because some parents come and insolte u or want 2 c fight with u, teacher’s have no right 2 correct people children because of the education we give our children when they turn bad we blame other’s 4 that.Don’t blame the political leader’s 4 our wrong doing, no matter which political leader that there we will still complain.

    • student
      March 20, 2013

      This is the rubbish DNO should reject. Sometimes one is better off reading the news and ignoring the comments all together.

    • budman
      March 21, 2013

      apparently education skipped you. what the hell is “negatif” and “gouverment”?

  54. March 20, 2013

    You were a young man, trying to make a positive change in your life. I gave you a ride a few weeks ago, and you were speaking about your dogs and how you take good care of them, about your house and your tools and your plan to fence up your home. On Sunday I saw you going to church, and I was happy for the change that I saw in you. You lost your daughter in very tragic accident, and now you were gun down, so sad. I just hope the few times I saw you, at church you had time to accepted Christ. RIP my friend.

  55. grell
    March 20, 2013

    very sad everyone is arme in dominica now.the old west,the guns coming in just as the drugs.sad sad.

  56. Anonymous
    March 20, 2013

    why are our people so negatif every where in the world is the same problem are all gouverments 2 blames.When decide 2 make the wrong choiices in life is the gouverment responsable? Know u cannot even correctpeople children because some parents come and insolte u or want 2 c fight with u, teacher’s have no right 2 correct people children because of the education we give our children when they turn bad we blame other’s 4 that.Don’t blame the political leader’s 4 our wrong doing, no matter which political leader that there we will still complain.

  57. SMH
    March 20, 2013

    The more guns is Dominica the more dead people.
    Used to be a cut with a cutlass or a hit in the head with a piece of wood. First responders cannot be there fast enough and princess margaret does not have the facilities to save these wounded people.
    Guns will be the downfall of this country. Where did they all come from?

  58. SNIPAH
    March 20, 2013

    Watch me lord

  59. Anonymous
    March 20, 2013

    What is wrong with Allu Dominicans? Whenever there is a crime Allu blaming the Prime minister::: Mr was not there… Mr did not have the weapon in his hand,
    Mr did not kill anybody, Allu foolish man? We may be a small Island, but please stop using allu small minds to make big story… If you all have nothing good to say :-| PA DE AHYEH……. BON !!!!! R.I.P Young man

    • Ideall
      March 20, 2013

      you are right the PM was not there but anything thats happening in the island reflects on the leadership of the island, when you have leaders breaking the law, have no regard for constitution
      getting away with crime, the island is lawless we need good leadership, people with an oz of weed going to jail, muderers and gangters roaming the streets. where is the justice?

  60. Light
    March 20, 2013

    My condolences to the family of the deceased man.

    We need to stop comparing Dominica to “developed” countries. Dominica is NOT America. There is no comparisons in terms of population, resources, landmass etc. We know our sweet, peaceful nation is not used to all this crime and violence. We want this seeming crime wave to end. The question is what do we do? What should the government, police, courts, pastors, priests and average normal citizens do to maintain peace and overall safety in Dominica?
    I don’t have many answers at this moment. But I can: to train up my children the best way I know how, be a positive example and influence to the youth, speak out loudly on this issues, but most importantly I can PRAY for my sweet, lovely Dominica. I am praying in Jesus Name.

    • Black Panther
      March 20, 2013

      So we shouldn’t be like them for the bad but with should be for the good, or you just trying to pass blame?

  61. Texan
    March 20, 2013

    Ok, I’m not in Dominica, but i can’t understand y every thing that happens,, no common sense people blame it on the government.uhhhh, was he at the scene? Did he hold the gun? Grow up people.

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      In total agreement some Dominicans refuse to accept that or take responsibility for there actions.

    • lawlessness
      March 20, 2013

      since when goverment is a he. You should have said they or better yet, we.

  62. Anonymous
    March 20, 2013

    i am fist cousin to shooter and the dead is almost my cousin i is a relief that is how it ended i am overseas and always had bad dreams about the guy who got shoot kill of the kids or women in the area. the shooter did nothing but protected his loves and the entire laudat village i sounds hash but any one who knew the the trouble this guys caused would understand. it just sad that shooetr had to make such a scarfice and will be before greatfull to my cousin for protecting nephew little cousins Grandfather mother father aunties uncles who all live the area after more that 15 years of torment so Dominican please dont judge the shooter for doing what he did after lack of protection from the police. thers is a law of ethics which says THE GREATER GOOD FOR THE GREATER NUMBER today to the death on guy is for the betterment of the entire family rest in peaces cousin wish you made better choices in life, and thank you cousin for bearing the burden of such a hard task of taking a life

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      Ikr

    • Nonsense
      March 20, 2013

      Did your cousin not know that vengeance belongs to GOD???????????????
      I do not know the victim or the coward who shot him but I know that it was not his place to end the man’s life. Everyone is lamenting that the police are not doing their jobs; to some extent you all are right because when I am home needing my father to spend time with me (which should be his first priority/job) he is out there putting his life on the line to protect honest hardworking people from those who have no respect for the law. and yet still the people are UNGRATEFUL! Not that anyone would give a damn if he lost his life and I am left fatherless in the process. Tell me, what did he gain….think he did something great for his community? NO! he left hurt and anger and even more need for revenge because the victims also had love ones. I hope he gets whats coming to him because now he took away some more of the little time my dad had to spend with me.

    • my oh my
      March 20, 2013

      did you go to any kind of school at all

    • stupess
      March 20, 2013

      smh…dont matter what the dead man did he did nt deserve to shoot him and kill him. i sure there we other alternative…taking that man life is a burden he has to live with for the rest of his life. only god can judge not man

  63. .....
    March 20, 2013

    for the love of god, a man killed another. how is the govt of the day to be blamed? i lived in cuba for 6 years. Cuba has military style police force and deplorable jail conditions, and yet there are crimes…why why why?

  64. WHO said that?
    March 20, 2013

    “When the Police Force is doing its work, we sometimes condemn it for doing its work. For us to have a society where we can enjoy the way of life that we are accustomed to, that is to say going to the falls, the hot springs, the river at any time of day or night, [we must respect each other’s rights.] You can only continue to have that when people are prepared to respect your rights as a citizen. I find these days that people believe that they can disrespect people’s rights. We should be able to walk the streets freely in Dominica instead of being afraid of someone coming to harm us and therefore I am calling on us to assist the police in fighting this very dangerous trend.”

    Who said that again?

  65. hmm
    March 20, 2013

    So you guys are blaming Skerritt and saying that he doesn’t coment on the issues affecting Dominica>

    Well, sit behind your pcs and keep blaming him and your ignorance wont get you anywhere.

    Wasn’t it just in March that the PM addressed one of the main issues affectign DCA – Drugs and the drug dealers?

    Didnt he call on you Dominicans to help the police?

    That’s why i’ll always say Dominicans are a bunch of hypocrite people – always playign the blame game and never taking responsiblity for jack

  66. sugar star
    March 20, 2013

    well well well dominica is not possie alone,i hope allu seeing it happening everywhere and is not possie people that killing ask allu self a question is people from other villages that coming and do their crime in possie……because is those little boys they using to sell their drugs to make their money and when things go bad they coming and shoot them and possie getting all the blame.May god have mercy on Dominica no matter what!!!!

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      You sound like a very unintelligent person. Does it really matter where all this is taking place? Crime is crime it affects the entire island. Let’s see how we can help not blame.

      • Anonymous
        March 21, 2013

        whatever i never said it was not happening in the whole country smarty pants…..i said people was making comments like it was in possie alone it was happening and it happening all around so take your time to read and understand my comment if it is you that is the most intelligent.

  67. concerned
    March 20, 2013

    condolenses goes out to the friends and family of the decease..also my deepest regards to the individual that did the shooting…it is my understanding that the shooter made numerous reports to the police in regards to threats and prior violent confrontations with the decease nonetheless limited response was received during each report..so who is to blame for that incident..is it the police for not acting on prior reports made by the shooter, is it the deceased for consistently tormenting the life of the shooter and family or is it the shooter for acquire a unlicensed firearm and commiting this crime..i’m curous to see how this plays out in the court….however, when your back is placed against the wall and the people who are suppose to help you do not ( law enforcement )i guess taking action into your own hands could be justified!!!!

    • oh snoopy
      March 20, 2013

      @ concerned,, I totally agree with u, Nix made several attempts to get help from the police , even his family tried and nothing was done, I am not condoning the act but could have been worse seeing the victim made several threats to harm nix and his family, I am from laudat and I know all about it,collair was mentally ill even I was afraid of him.

    • worried also
      March 20, 2013

      Concerned, I agree with you. I don’t condone violence in any form, but also, in my village, for example, myself and many, many others have complained to the police several times about constant thefts and threats of violence from one person. The police refuse to act. They say they will pick him up, then say they cannot find him (when everyone knows where he is). Now there are some men who are saying ( and have told the police) they will kill him if they see him on their land again. Still the police will not act.
      On one occasion when I went to report this guy, the policeman told me “why don’t you get a gun licence so you can shoot him if he comes near you again?”
      Apart from it is against my principles to shoot someone, and I am a female and went to the police for help, I can quite understand the frustration of the villagers who are threatening to take justice into their own hands.

    • hmm
      March 20, 2013

      agree with concern..however if the police were doing their jobs that would not have happen..allu never took the young man reports seriously , allu see what happen now.. …

  68. March 20, 2013

    Well the whole world is like that! We can’t live forever, yet still we were looking forward to a happy future so sorry the young man lost his life over whatever circumstances RIP

  69. leonardo da vinci
    March 20, 2013

    chhhhhh awa dem thins there hav 2 stop ……………….stop crime young ppl

  70. Reader
    March 20, 2013

    Tell politician be wise and note
    We consider de crime rate everytime we come to vote
    So if winning votes is their motivation
    Time to put de brakes on them … election around de bend!!

    • Mie
      March 20, 2013

      Though I agree that one crime is one too many, tell me where in the caribbean, or the world, that the crime rate is lower than Dominica.

      • sentinel
        March 20, 2013

        Why do we always like to compare ourselves with others? If the next lowest is 100 murders per year, is it ok to have 99 and remain the lowest? Tell those politicians and police officers to do the work they are given salaries to perform and you and your likes, learn to stand for something noble.

      • Student
        March 20, 2013

        Whilst you have a good point- I just wish it were lower still or even non-existent. It is possible you know. With law enforcement doing what they have to do. They need to realize that we don not want to end up like other Caribbean countries where the crime rate is atrocious and people are afraid to walk the streets even in the day sometimes. I am currently pursuing studies in one such country and every night there are news reports of some horrible killing somewhere and these ruthless killers just don’t seem to care. I want my country to be a place where i can walk about freely. When I was child a few years ago I heard of murders on the TV or overseas-always somewhere else. i am calling on our law enforcement agencies and others who are concerned to work together to stem this. It is not good. There need to be stiffer penalties for possession of illegal firearms perhaps and maybe the police need to act on suspicion or even take complaints more seriously so that an example can be made of those who wish to disturb the peace of our country. And the police commissioner (or whoever is responsible)needs rid the police force of corrupt individuals who will seek to impede this process.

      • D/A guy
        March 20, 2013

        its not your mamilys thats why you ask this but god bless you and your familys and friend

      • kkkk
        March 20, 2013

        All you population at the bottom on the list on Wikipedia. Barley even qualifying on the page because of how small the population is. What’s ur point…

      • Dominican queen
        March 20, 2013

        Mie,
        Come to certain communities in Florida and you will see how high it is. Where I live, there are up to five shootings daily. You spend some time in the ER and its a war zone.
        It is bad in DA, but we are not the worse.

      • Pas La
        March 20, 2013

        KKK, where’s that “Barley” country you speak of? Wey papa. I hope nobody from Bali sees this.

      • Malatete
        March 20, 2013

        There are enough countries in the Caribbean that beat our murder rate for a start. In 2010 (latest available data) we had a homicide rate of 22.1 (total number of murders in that year 15).
        Compare that with the following neighbouring countries, over the same period:
        Barbados 11.3 (total number of murders 31)
        Antigua & Barbuda 6.8 (total number of murders 6)
        Grenada 11.5 (total number of murders 12)
        Haiti 6.9 (total number of murders 689)
        Even Canada and the U.S.A. did better than us with scores of respectively 2.6 (total 554) and 4.8 (total 14,748).
        However, even these relatively low scores drop into insignificancwe compared with the likes of
        European countries such as Ireland 1.2(total 54), Sweden 1.0 (total 91) or Norway 0.6 (total 29).
        The source of these figures are the U.N. Statistics whereby the score is expressed as the number of homicides per 100,000 of the population.

        No, we are not the worst but we are far from being the best either!

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      Stupes…don’t you have anything better to say?

    • Justice
      March 20, 2013

      The Only way to get justice down there
      is to put Judge Judge , on the CCJ

    • Dominican queen
      March 20, 2013

      Reader,
      If you don’t have anything good to say, why don’t you shut your mouth? When people go to what ever length to obtain firearms, then use it to take other people’s lives, is the politician that do that.

      As for those family members who know about the guns that their sons have, they are just as guilty as the shooter. But they paying the price by suffering the consequences.

  71. Aye Dominique
    March 20, 2013

    Look at this picture, Dominica is so beautiful, but only horrible things coming out of it lately. God save my country please!!!

    • concern
      March 20, 2013

      ANGUILLA

    • Truth Seeker
      March 20, 2013

      Problem. Is not some God from out of nowhere that’s coming to save the country. Faith without work!

      Remember????

  72. lisad
    March 20, 2013

    The solution to crime and violence is not necessarily a change in government but a change in our attitude towards God and our fellow human beings. Turn to the lord to solve your problems

  73. god child
    March 20, 2013

    Why some of all you just want to try to blame d pm for those useless things its how we make our bed is so we go lie down In it ! Is not dominica that have d problem at all is the ppl that givin d country bad names ! Come on man why is it that when Things like that happen we jumping on d government ? Is not d government that making those Things happen is d ppl around ! The government is not to blame for that at least the trying !

    • Truth Seeker
      March 20, 2013

      Also the we’ve lost our sense of community. We are not our brothers’ keeper anymore.

      And I don’t mean this from a Biblical standpoint. I am speaking from a practical point of view.

  74. Advocate
    March 20, 2013

    When the power of love will overcome the love of power (and all that is of this world), then the world will know peace.

  75. next level
    March 20, 2013

    next level i wonder who’s next

    • yay-z
      March 20, 2013

      your are a certified FOOL

      • Crabs in d barrel
        March 20, 2013

        Ooooops. Dat one hit your guilty nerve. Continue selling your next level drugs around the Matiere Damn. !

      • MAHAUT
        March 21, 2013

        More like a bilateral fool

    • Blessed
      March 20, 2013

      you are rated ” the biggest jackass ever” thumb
      s up!!!!

    • I DIE NU
      March 20, 2013

      you tell us because you are the next level

  76. Anonymous
    March 20, 2013

    it seems like every time something negative happens we look for somebody to blame but lets us all take a look in the mirror and ask ourselves could we have prevented this from happen and what can we do to ensure that it don’t happen again. so stop all the negative comments about the young man and let us go back to the days when it took a community to raise a child. so let us all get down on our knees and pray not just for ourselves but for the youth and the nation at large. God bless Dominica

  77. IluvmyPm
    March 20, 2013

    Biggest mistake we make with skerrit is judging his policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.

    • true dominican
      March 20, 2013

      You need to stop typing. What skeritte have to do with that. Everybody have choices. It can be good or bad. The PM cannot, Cannot control the intention of others. maccac

  78. boats
    March 20, 2013

    papa bondieu you mean all people doing home is kill me self when i come down i not saying hello to no body nt in good nor in bad i walking stright lord mary and joseph pray for dominica

    • Macaquee
      March 20, 2013

      You sound so stupid!!

    • A observer
      March 20, 2013

      This one surely gave me a good laugh, thanks for free therapy.

    • Justice and Truth
      March 20, 2013

      I gave you thumbs up. You deserve it. :) All the same even though we do not say hello to others, wicked people do attack the innocent and those who are minding their business. It occasionally happens.
      We do need to pray for God’s protection at all times. Do not forget the Holy Water to bless yourself, your family and surroundings. :) My home is not without Holy Water. It also gives much peace. Here is a daily prayer, among others to say daily and as many times throughout the day.

      Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I love You!
      Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I give you my heart and soul.
      Jesus, Mary, Joseph, please assist me and protect me.

      Do not forget the Guardian Angel Prayer and the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel. They are also our protectors from the snares of the devil.
      We Catholics have a host Heavenly recourse who will assist us against evil elements and human ones. God has given them to us and vice versa. How fortunate we are.
      God bless you Catholic contemporary. Wherever you reside, keep safe in the light, presence and protection of Jesus, Mary, Joseph!

      • Justice and Truth
        March 20, 2013

        :oops: …a host ‘of’ Heavenly…

  79. Anonymous
    March 20, 2013

    More development, more crime to be expected. This is the price to pay for modernism!!

    • Malgraysa
      March 20, 2013

      So how come that the most developed countries, like those in Scandinavia and N. Europe have much lower murder rates than us in the Caribbean? Does your logic explain that?

    • Student
      March 20, 2013

      It doesn’t necessarily have to be so. Just think about and you will realize that.

    • Just Saying
      March 20, 2013

      What mordernism are you talking about? where?. You people make me laugh.

  80. pepin
    March 20, 2013

    R.I.P coliare let god do the rest

  81. Muslim_Always
    March 20, 2013

    In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

    ‘God does not change a condition of a people until change the condition of themselves.’ Holy Qur’an.

    The people of Dominica may choose to pray all their lives yet it is not coupled with proactive measures the ailments of our society will continue.

    • Truth Seeker
      March 20, 2013

      Now that’s being practical. A glaring example of Faith and working operating in tandem.

      Tell them Muslim!

    • March 20, 2013

      finally something good from musli always!

    • Justice and Truth
      March 20, 2013

      You are so correct. Change comes from within the heart only with the help of God, asking him for his assistance. If they fail to seek God and ask him to help them, they will not change their wicked ways and will continue to create havoc in Dominica. It is said that God governs the world but prayers govern God.

  82. NG
    March 20, 2013

    RIP Betrand. Your little Angel is wathcing over you in Heaven..

  83. Morihei Ueshiba
    March 20, 2013

    Thank you skerro for bringing more crime in the nature isle we will vote you again. :mrgreen:

    • yay-z
      March 20, 2013

      I guess u blaming Skerro for waking u up and giving u Breakfast this morning. :wink:

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      Hmmm, what Skerro did to you there you mount up on him, it must be real bad! Why dont you give it a rest and find something constructive to do with your life. Stop being so negative and move on man…chah! Every word from you is like a broken record

      • Conscientious
        March 20, 2013

        Ask not what your country can do for you. ASK WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY!

    • 90210
      March 20, 2013

      donkey’s behind

    • Dominican queen
      March 20, 2013

      This country of ours produced some very intelligent individuals. But, there are a few STUPID one, I wonder if they are really Dominican or some of those that were let loose without brains.
      MAKAK!!!!!!

    • I DIE NU
      March 20, 2013

      Well say praise God he has not ask you to commit a crime…bias as you are…

    • Morihei Ueshiba
      March 20, 2013

      I Morihei Ueshiba from the island of Dominica blame none other than the Hon.Skerro from vielle case for the rampant rise in crime & gov corruption plaguing the island of Dominica, your economic policies have impoverished Dominicans, your 15% Vat have made them poorer, your 100% disregard for the rule of law sets a bad example, and your don’t care arrogance leading your sheeple followers is sending Dominica to the rubbish bin. It is time you accept responsibility for your actions and do something to correct it as history will not forgive you, you need to improve the standard of living & quality of life of Dominicans, giving yay-z, Anonymous, 90210,Dominican queen, and I DIE NU handouts on wednesday will not improve their life u must give them jobs and if u cannot do it resign now and save face cause i see alottttttt more deaths coming in the near future. Thank You
      :mrgreen:

      • ??????????????
        March 23, 2013

        To All – Here is your next PM – Morihei Ueshiba – He has all the answers for this country. He hates the now PM with a passion as there is not one time he is objective and cannot even give an iota of credit to the now in power administration.

        Morihei Ueshiba put your money where your mouth is and try doing something productive and positive for your country. Always like a stuck record blaming one man – Now time to come up with some answers to DA problems as you stated.

  84. CIA on the Watch
    March 20, 2013

    How many more must die before we set Dominica Crime free?? and while all of this is happening persons who are making meaningful contribution are told by our leaders “put you hand between your leg or go get a Dog” ” Brian can go seat on his toilet in Belfast”. lets hope all of these utterances will solve all our problems.

  85. Tri-State Beauty
    March 20, 2013

    OH Hell no!! not again

  86. Act of Contrition
    March 20, 2013

    Is that what we are offering the world via TV today? We are just getting ready for test cricket in Dominica and that’s what Dominicans are offering?
    Everyday is the same old. same old story. Drugs, murder, crime, unemployment yet still all you trying to Dominicans to re-elect these guys. Do we just want a continuation of the same old same old tory?

    • Blame Game
      March 20, 2013

      @Act of Contrition, are you going to blame the godless actions of man on a political party or a leader. The last time I checked every man/woman was responsible for their own actions and should pay for the actions they may have done. let me ask you are question, are you employed or unemployed. Since you intimated that unemployment was one of the old stories – it could just be that you are unemployed (just saying) if you are, do you engage in such vicious acts, i am certain that you are not. So do not give those who are unemployed any excuse for committing any lawless acts in our beautiful Isle.Everyone must decide his own destiny

    • SMH
      March 20, 2013

      I really want to know what that has to do with who the people elect. smh. everything is politics for some people

    • Dominican queen
      March 20, 2013

      Act of Contrition,

      I voted for O’bama. Is he the reason for the height of unemployment in Florida? Is O’bama the reason why so many young people in Florida kill each other? When the young guy in Jackson killed his mother and used a knife to cut her head off and throw it in the park, did O’bama do that?

      Just because you don’t like Skerrit you will say all those nasty things. Stuupes!!!

  87. Dorival John
    March 20, 2013

    Skerrit holds rally to celebrate his ‘victory’ in the courts. Dominicans jump up and down in ecstasy.

    Meanwhile the country is going to waste with high crime and even higher unemployment.

    Are we really that blind?

    And where is the opposition. I haven’t heard a whisper from them on the spiraling crime rate.

    In Antigua a woman was shot dead in broad daylight and the gov’t began putting things in motion to curtail crimes, such as reviewing the death penalty and so on.

    In Dominica, silence…..we only waiting for another rally to go and jump up.

    This land needs help.

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      The opposition on several occasions spoke to the increase in the level of crime. Mr.Blackmoore even denied it. Call Matt in the morning for this information. It is is Q95 archives, you must be listening to the other radio stations this is why you will never have this credible information.

    • UHHU
      March 20, 2013

      Why does EVERY BLOODY thing BAD that happens ends up being blamed on Skerrit? My Goodness YES he does GOOD and BAD for the country but you CANNOT blame the man for everything! Both Men were employed FYI and it has NOTHING to do with politics Skerrit is NOT GOD and he cannot control these things. GEEZ!

      • Malgraysa
        March 20, 2013

        But the man was preaching vengeange on those, who exercised their democratic right to challenge him in court. His lawyer saying they will hunt these people like Obama hunting Al Quada. What do you expect? Is that not preaching violence and hatred instead of preaching unity, harmony and reconciliation? Politicians know their words have weight and must bear the consequences for uttering them.

      • just 4 fun
        March 20, 2013

        Maybe he is evil? I doh know! lol

    • Hod Kai Ché
      March 20, 2013

      Blame Skerrit for high crime, but the murder in Laudat last month was committed by the brother of the former UWP representative from Morne Prosper!

      • Dorival John
        March 20, 2013

        I did not blame Skerrrit for the high crime rate.

        I blame him and his administration for staying silent on and not putting the proper mechanisms in place to combat or at least deter crime.

        When last have you heard the PM discuss crime in Dominica? The last time he appeared in public, he spoke about winning in the courts. Did he address crime? Did he address unemployment?

        NO

        So that is my issue.

        And meanwhile blind followers like you jump up and down.

      • Anonymous
        March 20, 2013

        @Hod Kai Che. So what is your point? His brother is not currently in Government. So silly.

      • %
        March 20, 2013

        @ Dorival John Whether the Skerrit clowns get vex, your comnment is so so so so right. Does he care? My answer is no!
        Who vex can Go to Hell! Go to Hell! Go to Hell!

      • forkit
        March 20, 2013

        you are one idiot

      • SMH .....
        March 20, 2013

        Damn FOOL !!!!!!!what da have to do with nothing stupid person….Act like somone da have common sense man afterall SMH

    • reality!
      March 20, 2013

      Sum people are so naïve. A man get shot and we blame th government.instead of showing sympathy 2 the family n frens of the victim we point fingers! Smh!

      • Truth Seeker
        March 20, 2013

        Why are you surprised? Is how we do things. Me too shaking my head.

        Funny how we blame government for lavishing scarce sums on building homes for their acholytes and supporters. We say they creating a culture of dependency. People should take responsibility for themselves, we cry. But when someone takes another’s life in this way, we blame government for not doing enough why there is so much crime. As if those who benefit from government largesse have no control over what happens in their lives.

        Come on my people, lets be consistent.

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      Why should one take on his/her own to state to the whole world that dominica has a spiraling crime ratewhat do you expect people to think of our country those listening from countries who we are dependent on for an influx of tourist on a yearly basis when u look at these same countries thier crime rate is triple what ours is you are creating a bad impression of our country

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      You need help more than this country. Find something constructive to do.

    • anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      Dorival the opposition are always speaking on all matters, maybe you are not listerning to them.. This morning whiles the crime was in motion a member of the opposition was on the radio speaking and aswering the people questions..

    • Dominican queen
      March 20, 2013

      Dorival,

      If you are a patriotic Dominican, do something, nah!!

      Some of you sit all you backside in the USA and just run all you mouth. All you stay like those fish with both eyes on one side.

  88. STAR
    March 20, 2013

    well yes papa it look like we beat overseas

    • Zor
      March 20, 2013

      Have you seen the statistics of the other Caribbean island? Well let me inform you that we are the only country with only 2 murders for the year so far. Go figure

      • JoJo
        March 20, 2013

        Zor, and tell us how many people they have living in the other countries compared with us? That is what you have to look at.

      • Student
        March 20, 2013

        And I hope we don’t expect more. remember we are just in March. If we (politicians, law enforcement and ordinary citizens alike) don’t mind our business we will not be boasting for so long. Many of us know of those days when these things were unheard of in DA and we CAN do something about it.

      • Truth Seeker
        March 20, 2013

        Any homicide is one too many you will agree. But thanks for giving us context.

      • forkit
        March 20, 2013

        with this type of statistic you have to compare population with incidence of crime to get the crime rate… and you will propably find dominica is extremly high

  89. Too Hard Too Long
    March 20, 2013

    Could not confirm what? Anytime police call you “a body”, it means you dead.

    • Slow down buddy
      March 20, 2013

      DNO means that they could not confirm the identity of the victim, not the fact that there was a murder. You too quick to look for something to criticize.

      • Too Hard Too Long
        March 20, 2013

        Read the statement again and then decide whether I am really looking for something to criticize.

  90. Skap
    March 20, 2013

    It’s unprofessional to name the shooting victim before the nex of kin is notified , what if some members of his family is not aware of the shooting , they should not be finding out that way . While I applaud DNO for their quick reporting , but they should show some sensivity .

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      This is a news media. DNO cannot depend on the family to give the news. News is News.

    • Me Dat
      March 20, 2013

      Do u know for a fact that the next of kin wasn’t notified

    • Dtp
      March 20, 2013

      They did,and then they updated the information after his name came out….

    • March 20, 2013

      weh papa…what is this one about nuh? since when next of kin is the entire family…where do you people get those things you post nuh? next of kin is a person…so i don’t understand about some family members not being notified…

  91. Shameless
    March 20, 2013

    Time for serious reflection and change in this country. Changes in political system and leadership, policing processes and leadership, church leaders, community leaders and social behavior. As my old grandmother would always remind us; “A fish starts to spoil/rotten from the head”. May the soul of this man RIP and his family be comforted in the thought that god gives no man more than they can take.

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  92. UHHU
    March 20, 2013

    Can we have some photos of the person who shot and the person who got shot…not the actually bodies but pas pictures for identification purposes please?

    • The Truth
      March 20, 2013

      take it easy d police has not confirmed

      • UHHU
        March 20, 2013

        The police hasnt confirmed and they have already gone up to Laudat…the guy surrendered they already in custody? Yes Sah Dominica…

      • UHHU
        March 20, 2013

        CNN, BBC, NBC any majoy news page or channel can put up photos of the people to identify with the story…but Dominicans VEX because I ask for photos….papa met…Dominica Dominica Dominica….

      • UHHU
        March 20, 2013

        The picture is Up now…Then what?! STEUPES!

  93. wow
    March 20, 2013

    everyday is a story in DA – murder, drugs, incest.. magwaysa!

    • Morihei Ueshiba
      March 20, 2013

      @wow u forget govt corruption

  94. Anonymous
    March 20, 2013

    Lord help my country that just sad sad

  95. truth
    March 20, 2013

    now all u want to pray damn hypocrites. shoot the ef up

  96. March 20, 2013

    omg another one bites the dust

  97. lisa
    March 20, 2013

    RIP Bertrand you are in a better place. You just wanted to go meet your daughter. God will give you a new body and new mind.

  98. Tee
    March 20, 2013

    Oh My God!!!So sad!! Laudat is such a beautiful community, with beautiful people… Must have been something really terrible caausing this outcome….

  99. Anonymous
    March 20, 2013

    Wat is our d/ca comin too na boy!!lord help us

  100. March 20, 2013

    Are guns so easily available? What about ammunitiion?

    Seems like a lot of violence and anger in the news these days.

    Wake up Christians we need to share the gospel of peace and forgiveness through Christs sacrifice.

  101. unknown
    March 20, 2013

    R.I.P coliah at least the village will be at peace now…. jut sorry for my friend that killed you…. u tormented these people long enough

  102. D/A#767
    March 20, 2013

    THE VIOLENCE IN THIS COUNTRY AND THE WORLD BY EXTENTION NEEDS TO STOP

  103. princess
    March 20, 2013

    A next shooting oh my people we are already underpopulated,each and every individual is important to help the county’s development…. Please Please uns is not food stop sharin g it with everyone…..

  104. Peacock
    March 20, 2013

    DNO.. you only publish the name if the family of the deceased/victim has been informed of the news. Maybe that is the reason why the Police did not disclose the information you requested.

    Nontheless .. I guess all that is part of the next level. .. there will be more to come. We just have to pray for our families.

    • riddim up
      March 20, 2013

      the man in laudat, he from laudat, he died on his street his family dunno ?
      oh please !!!!!

  105. Caricom Traveller
    March 20, 2013

    Hmm, what will wake up Dominicans my God.

    Dominicans need to wake up and ask themselves if They are for real!

    A blessed land with numerous resources,seem be a Confused land where the dark clouds of Doom looms Large….so sad..and they proclaim to be God Fearing And Christian Society.

    A Society totally unable to call a spade a spade
    I am extremely Disappointed in the Dominican Society!

    • March 20, 2013

      Caricom Traveller.

      Hello. Please don’t blame all of our citizen for this criminal act. Hold the person who committed this crime responsible not me or my fellow citizens.

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      Caricom Traveler my foot! I wonder whether you are the holder of any passport for that matter. You are rebuked in the name of the Lord!

  106. Aye Dominique
    March 20, 2013

    What else is news in Dominica

  107. BADBOY COP
    March 20, 2013

    PRAYER PRAYER DOMINICA NEED PRAYERS

    • LA
      March 20, 2013

      Prayer without action just like faith without works? We pray pray pray yet when God gives us the strength and boldness to talk and call a spade a spade we don’t do it. We need more than prayers. We need to live Christianity not just proclaim it.

  108. Macaquee
    March 20, 2013

    wow!

  109. virgo
    March 20, 2013

    When! are these young people, will stop shooting and killing each other? LORD, have Mercy.

  110. JoJo
    March 20, 2013

    So sad. Is this what is called development?

  111. Birdie
    March 20, 2013

    DRUGS DRUGS DRUGS well soon we will not remain young people in the land to develop it,if those Drug criminals are not all dead.Dominica need to come to the Lord for salvation the Devil is a liar and he is destroying our young men in Jesus name i say stop that killing Put down the GUNS,DUMP THE DRUGS turn to God my people that is our only hope.

    • UHHU
      March 20, 2013

      Just so you know…this dispute has NOTHING to do with Drugs…smh

    • Yes Fada!
      March 20, 2013

      We all get ur point, but are u sure it is relevant to this story? Do u know the victim and assailant(s)? Pls ppl, don’t be so quick to say what we’re not certain of…since unconfirmed reports are indicating this was an issue over land, not drugs.

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      who say nothing about drugs, you have good points in your message but you to hypocite man. stop judging and leave it to the lord

    • Twisted
      March 20, 2013

      THANKS FOR YOUR CONCERN BIRDIE. AND I BELIEVE YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD

      • Anonymous
        March 20, 2013

        twisted you are a real hole. check your own back yard that dirty and stop checking others.

    • honest
      March 20, 2013

      where u comin in with ur drugs nuh.. stupes.. thats all allu dominicans does do.. jus change story.. this crime had nothing to do with drugs.. the man that died had serious issues and constantly provoked that family.. it resulted in an unfortunate situation. so plz just shut up

  112. CORRECTER
    March 20, 2013

    Dno if there is a body then how it is not known if the person is dead. I use to think that body referred to dead. Again i may be wrong

    • Anonymous
      March 20, 2013

      Reread the article, what DNO is saying is that the police have not confirmed the “identity” of the victim

      • Too Hard Too Long
        March 20, 2013

        Where DNO say that is the identification that not confirmed?

  113. layover
    March 20, 2013

    Well sah this is becoming ridiculous

  114. pascal
    March 20, 2013

    :( so sad

  115. March 20, 2013

    ok now this is getting to be a joke…gov`nt wake up from you all stuper this is not funny people`s lives are at stake.i know you all don`t put the guns in these thugs hands but it is time to put law where the punishment fit the crime.you kill someone yours is taken to put it this way a knife for a knife a tooth for a tooth.
    and look a test match is about to start this is not what we overseas would like to hear nor read.

  116. real
    March 20, 2013

    many of our YOUNG MINDS seems lost indeed, help them find their way back to me ,DOMINICA CRIES.

  117. Precious
    March 20, 2013

    But people seriously whats becoming of our precious country, every other time or months, u hearing is either a shooting drive by or what or a murder by here & an accident by there or something where someone has to end up dead. People of DOMINICA we need to do some praying on behalf of our country we are really living in the last days, & some off us don’t see that we need to get down on our big & little knees God gave us & pray do some warfare on behalf of our country let God help us in this time, this is what we need DOMINICAN’S. People’s please please please these murders, shooting people,accident & all other ways people die that’s not normal needs to stop.Our country wasn’t this way so we can put a stop to it. How by PRAYER!!!!!!! with God’s help.

  118. .....
    March 20, 2013

    his name is Coliare Bertrand

  119. Anonymous
    March 20, 2013

    Oh boy! We need to get closer to our Lord and Saviour. People wake up.

    • Give me
      March 20, 2013

      And we need to get rid of the Labour Government and pput some real Governance in Dominica.

      • Progres
        March 20, 2013

        Take the veil of your eyes and stop being biased. Are you living under a rock.

      • duh!!!
        March 20, 2013

        Is that going to stop the violence

      • Give me
        March 20, 2013

        Yes, We all are now.

  120. Anonymous
    March 20, 2013

    Prayers for Dominica. Another horrific piece of news to have to read today. I hope justice will be done whatever the situation.

  121. Martha
    March 20, 2013

    he’s dead dno

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