Woman dies in boating incident

One woman is dead after a boat capsized off the coast of Portsmouth with Haitian and Dominican nationals on board.

Police PRO, Inspector John Carbon, said the incident occurred around midnight on January 19.

He said four Haitians were rescued by a yacht on Sunday around 7:00 am five miles west of Cabrits.

They were found holding on to an open keel boat which had capsized.

They were transported to the Portsmouth Hospital where they were treated and admitted.

The Coast Guard was called and a search conducted. Two Dominican nationals were found around 9:50 am. They were handed over to the Portsmouth police and are assisting in the investigation of the matter.

A search and rescue helicopter of the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Center of Martinique joined the search and about 3:00 pm the body of the female was found floating in the water.

The body was retrieved and taken the the Princess Margaret Hospital where it was pronounced dead.

The police have not said whether the dead woman is a Dominican or Haitian.

A coroners’ inquest will be convened to be followed by a post mortem examination to determine the cause of death.

Investigations are ongoing, Inspector Carbon said.

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136 Comments

  1. concern citizen abroad
    February 12, 2016

    I AM ADOMINICAN A VERY PROUD ONE , You all must stop blaming people for all you malcasae and insane behaviour . Dominicans living in Dominica , most of them get so dam lazy , voler , rapist , murderer , is the Haitian that tell all you to kill each other , all you have maledecion . The Devil finds work for idlers. The Haitian take over selling provision in the market , all ah you too dam lazy fuckers. Leave the people alone . Every where Dominicans go they get bad name , but let them come here , jail one by one they will go and instant deportation after they serve their jail.

  2. Wi mama
    January 23, 2013

    Thank you for correcting me for the use of the word “racist”in my comment.In my opinion whether we use xenophobic,prejudice etc in the end,it’s a negative feeling toward another person and it causes pain to that individual. We should try to see others how God view them.Loving other from the heart doesn’t mean that you have to condone what they are doing wrong.When you move to another man’s country you have to abide to their laws and adapt to their culture so anyone moving to Dominica would have to do that.I am sure we can find a better way to help those who come to our country than criticising

  3. A TEACHER
    January 22, 2013

    Hey let me tell you all that please.
    As a teacher and parent i know all the situation about how hard them people working ok, so listen to that remember we have familly overs right. ANd what Haitian is the most Nation you will see that earn the biggest BUSINESS in Guadelope and USA my mother is working and employ by a Haitian businessman in USA so what is wrong with you guys and the Haitian people. they are treatin my mother and other Dominican so nice in their work place. So why can’t you guys do the same.
    you all need to grow up ok and i know for sure some of you all uys have family children overseas so please stop the Hatred ok .
    Thank you

  4. Anonymous
    January 22, 2013

    Ok so who are the Dominicans that were handed over to the police ????? Ian and all them MP’s in the north and everyone in the north know who the culprits are including the PM. They know who are trafficking people and drugs but everyone is silent because you know what the people of these areas are also silent about what they know about their MP’s.

  5. Birdy1964
    January 22, 2013

    Haitain, and dominicane are very nice people, I am a born dominican by birth. my father is a dominicano. I work hard to be were I am. I proud to tell every one i am a Dominican. haitain are hard working people, this people comes to Dominica work to pay the money they borrow to come in Dominica, work for a while head to St.Maarten, work again, then take the next boat to st.Thomas. Famaily memember set them up with a next boat to Florida, then drive up to the state, there are Dominicans who go back door to the u.s.a. from sxm. every one trying some luck for a better life. Dominicans don’t have a problem to visit st.maarten yet, wait till the visa implement. then you will see Dominicans coming sxm back door entree. We should love and help each other. We are all one in god sight.

  6. citizen
    January 22, 2013

    so DNO llu take out my comment!!!

  7. h
    January 22, 2013

    we are caricom and haiti is part of it and dem black just like we, we all from africa. some of our african descendants are related to some of the haitians african descendants too, they may be brothers our forefathers and theirs

  8. Anonymous
    January 22, 2013

    the head of caricom and dominica is a haitian known as mr michel martelly, so continue to bad talk haitians. also soon haitian will be able to travel around to caribbean without needing visas so i dont think is de little forrest known as dominica they will come back as right now dominica is worst than haiti as all de talk in dominica is about tourism and tourism is on a high in haiti,the pearl of the caribean, more than dominica, the nature isle and they have an international airport and we have a pig track

  9. Anonymous
    January 22, 2013

    I don’t see much said about the Dominicans on board what is there role in all of this -I suppose it was just a little fishing sightseeing trip that went wrong.

  10. Negro
    January 21, 2013

    @ proud to be Haitian. I find you out of place ,if Dominican so bad what you doing here. That is the problem I have with you all and even some Dominicans. You calling Dominicans lazy , we are hard working people and it can be proven all over the world.check antigua, st.marteen,Babados,usvi ,Bvi ,America and the eropean island. Dominicans in those places work damn hard and in most cases are given first choice over any other Caribbean people where jobs are concern. So I rubbish that talk that Dominicans lazy.

  11. PROUD TO BE HAITIAN
    January 21, 2013

    To all of you that running your mouths saying Haitian this and that.
    Listen to that now Canada is a Large Country and a Haitian Woman that g-Governing the Country so Much less for a little Dominica Haitian can Govern that Oh yes. Well you the Lazy keep on saying Chinese and Haitian this and that if I were you i would be ashamed just because you keep on Badtalking Chinese People. Can you realise that Chinese is the one Developing your lil Dominica. Dominica in the past had lil Chemin Rat and can you see that Two to three Vehicles can pass through now hmmmmmmmm.

    Yes Dominicans taking Back Door as well.
    in 2010 a Boat Capsized off the Island Tortola there was a Dominican woman, and can you Realised that Dominican woman did not have nothing so the Haitian man (NO NAME NO WARRANT) went up to Tortola The Grieving one during the funerals of othe others then he Gave the Dominican Woman money and even Buy her a One way ticket wi. hmmmmmmmmm Haitian still Bad for Dominican People.
    Hope all of you that talking there have a family member out eh.

    • Proud Dominican
      January 21, 2013

      Do not mislead people, the Haitian woman you talking about was and is no longer the Governor general of Canada. You are so wrong by saying that she is governing Canada, she represented the Queen which is past, governing is present

      Former Governor General Michaelle Jean left Haiti at the age of 12 years, we all know that the Governor General is the Queen’s Representative in Canada

      based on your comment saying that she governing Canada presently this is not true, she care lest about Haitians in Canada

      The only reason Canada opened it’s door for Haitian after the disaster was because of her, since she left office the doors closed, because the poor could not enter Canada, all those who entered Canada came from Florida and other parts of the USA, claiming refugee status

      Since you are proud to be Haitian, go back and develop you country

      There’s many things that i can say, but i will end here, you know that Haitians are not welcome in Canada, this is the reason Haitians run to Montreal thinking that they will be welcome, but it is the say where ever you Haitians go

    • Public officer
      January 22, 2013

      but u comout dam haitian, is alu dat put that kind of ting in dominiga, befoe alu came here we did not know that kind of thing, well go canada, go and do alu dam business, leavae our chimen wat for us and get the hell out

      • Lorry
        January 22, 2013

        I saw a comment last evening it was removed, I have to let you know that they are not welcome in Canada as well, the Canadian government gave them a chance and they blew it. As the saying goes habit at home carry abroad, that talks for itself

        Go to Guadeloupe meet the nationals of Guadeloupe and they will tell you how happy they are getting rid of Haitians, Haitians did not come to Dominica to stay they are using the island for their getaway to greener pastures

    • Proud Dominican
      January 23, 2013

      stupes

  12. January 21, 2013

    My deepest condolences to the family of the dead. We as Dominicans must remember that as the biggest island in the winward islands,the reason that we are the least in population is just because of a high percentage of migration,so to say that Haitian should not come to Dominica is a high levle of ignorance.The last time i heard that some people perished outside of Portsmouth, i complained to a certain official in the administration about it, he told me “we hear about it, but we never caught the human traffickers”,then another guy that was sitting there said “Leroy why are you wasting your time discussing that issue when the official that you are talking too, he is the one who bought the engine for one of the boat that is taking part in the human trafficking”! So again i ask… how do we fix the problems and get read of corruption when it all begins at the top?

    • Across the miles
      January 21, 2013

      I AGREE, TOTALLY.

    • Justice and Truth
      January 21, 2013

      Dominica is the second ‘biggest’ island in the Windward Islands. Geographically, from Dominica to Trinidad, they are the Windward Islands.
      From Antigua to Jamaica, they are the Leeward Islands.
      All these islands are in the West Indies. Jamaica, a Leeward Island is the biggest in the West Indies.
      Trinidad, a Windward Island is the biggest in the Windward Islands. Then Dominica.
      Note the difference, Windward, Leeward Islands and the West Indies. Yes! They are also in the Caribbean.

  13. toya
    January 21, 2013

    Why ayo so noisy deh? We all know someones who get married for papers go guada or martinique to sell drugs and thief ppl gold or take l’express to make bomb for 2 weeks but when it comes to haitian make back door andget lawest job in dca for Send money to their parents there is an issue? lemme guest that ayo like to see man with big gold chains no wonder where he get this from! Dcan are 2 faces! We also have G’ment issues like haity we all runing from our country!

  14. Negro
    January 21, 2013

    I have no problems with Haitians coming here, but it is time they show some respect. They must learn to follow the rules and laws of the country. It is a fact that most Haitians have no respect for countries they enter; I know what I am talking about. If you go to guada you will see how the police have to be running at them every day, St.marteen , Tortola and the USVI same thing. Give them a brake they will run you over and kill all what you have for them to survive. Haitians don’t think of tomorrow all they are interested is their next move. I love them as a people but they need to change their style. We must also know anyone who get caught doing back door in the French or USVI waters you going straight jail or on the next flight to your home country. Same should happen in ours, as for the Dominicans who is transporting them you jail them.

    • Lang Dough
      January 21, 2013

      Well said!

    • Across the miles
      January 21, 2013

      TRUE THAT!!

    • Justice and Truth
      January 21, 2013

      Discipline and respect. Some either have it or do not have it. This exists in every nationality. It depends whom we know and observe. If they do not have those virtues, they will never be able to exercise them. I like to say, these things have their people.
      Let us be fair. I am certain not all Haitians are one and the same as not all Dominicans are one and the same.

  15. Anonymous
    January 21, 2013

    In the 1960,s hundreds of Dominicans stow away to England on the Banana boats they are there helping the economy of this country so you bad breath merchants give the Haitians a break they are dam good workers, keep seating on the block so that the stowaways will send you something

    • Educator
      January 21, 2013

      Did you know that England had to take care of us but all they did was take and take and take without giving or helping the people so they had every right to stow way England cause we Dominicans to be in the situation we are now

    • Jay
      January 22, 2013

      I can not recall reports of hundreds of Dominicans stowing away on banana boats to England.Let me assure you that would be very difficult to do.It was a long journey and any such person would be sure to be discovered. Remember also, that at the time we were a British colony and provide people paid their passage there was no need for such subterfuge. Perhaps you know something we don’t know. Give us the details please rather than make such a blanket statement.

  16. possie pple
    January 21, 2013

    Its that nonsense there in the first place that cause french officials to put so much restrictions on those of us who want to go Guadeloupe legally.

  17. Anonymous
    January 21, 2013

    ther r 4 dead bodies…y does the news lie so much?…hmm

  18. Sammy
    January 21, 2013

    Everytime I read these comments from Dominicans in regards to Haitian, it infuriates me. It’s a shame for a people who are quickly migrating illegally to comment about other nationalities like that. I know not all Dominicans think this way,but too much as so negative and this has been ongoing. Why do they continue to look down on Haitians. What makes Dominicans better, At least Haiti is known on the map. Most of the time, people have never heard about our little Dominica. Let’s learn to live in love and treat everyone as God’s creation. If Dominica provides a service to Haitian, then why is the blame placed on the Haitians.

    The need to find the Dominicans endangering the lives of these people. Smuggling is illegal.

    • Justice and Truth
      January 22, 2013

      Haitians being well-known and Dominica not being well-known is not the issue here. Haitians are known due to their population.
      Dominica is under populated or not as populated. Obviously, it will not be well known. It is up to us to make our country known, in a good manner, wherever we travel to and reside.
      I can also inform you, Dominicans are not well-known due to less criminal activities. The majority are law-abiding. We should be proud of that.
      Some countries are known not only by their population but also the criminal activities of their nationals. It is nothing to be proud of. No exception in Canada, the U.S. and Europe, the latter, Great Britain of all.

  19. January 21, 2013

    Good morning sweet Dominica . I suspect this was a human smuggling operation which went drastically wrong. If sadden me to see that this person lost her life therefore I want to offer my condolence. Now we must asked ourselves, why would this person risk her life to come to Dominica. Maybe Dominica offers a means of employment or quality of life that is better than where she came from. We cannot just say stop people from coming to Dominica because many of us left Dominica hoping to find a better way of life and many of us did. We must offer people a legal way to come to Dominica if they choose to and make sure that they do not become dependent upon the Government. We must also raise the fines and prison terms for people who engage in such dangerous human trafficking crimes.

    • Justice and Truth
      January 22, 2013

      If it is a smuggling operation went wrong, this occurs all the time in the U.S. and Canada. Recently the Prime Minister of Canada issued a mandate against human smuggling after the last one arrived in British Columbia, Canada approximately two years ago; 500 people from Sri Lanka. If they dare travel to Canada, they will be sent back once they arrive in Canadian waters. When they arrive here and are admitted, the government is responsible for their health and welfare at taxpayers’ expense; most of them may never be employed and for the rest of their life. Consider the cost.
      Some have been deported because it was found that they belong to a radical group; others were not legitimate refugees. The captain of the boat was arrested. I do not know what happened to him.
      This boat was probably too small to accommodate the number of people and their weight. In addition some of those who captain the boats are not experienced. They deserve to be arrested for putting the lives of these people in jeopardy.

      • January 26, 2013

        Hi, we are talking about our country not Canada or the USA. Am sure the our Government has procedures in place to accept people who want to come to Dominica but we must make sure they have something to offer or help make Dominica better. I understand your post and I don’t take issue with it. We are on the same page in regards to this incident which should sadden us all because a human being lost her life.

  20. Observer
    January 21, 2013

    Interesting, Some years a go, a boat load of Haitians who were intercepted off the coast of Dominica and were charged for illegally exiting Dominica won their case because according to the Dominican lawyer, the Haitians and their Dominican conspiarors had doen nothing wrong as they were still in Dominican waters when they were intercepted by the Coast Guard. The magistrate, Mr.” seeminglyu does not live here and fail to understand that the issues of human smuggling is a hard fact and reality in Dominica. Today we are blaming the police and government for such nefarious illegal activities by Haitians in consert with Dominicans.

  21. wat
    January 21, 2013

    Haitians stop using our passports and giving us bad name!!! we already have malee der!!! the G’ment should stop issuin dem passport, best they extend their stay instead!!!!

    • Stillawondafulworld
      January 21, 2013

      1000000000%

    • Anonymous
      January 21, 2013

      Hatians don’t give you a bad name.

      • Brenda
        January 22, 2013

        Disagree what about the Haitian man from Trafalgar who was caught trafficking Haitians to Guadeloupe two years ago with over 50 thousand Euros, Dominica’s passport and his Haitians passport

        If the Guadeloupe authorities did not caught him, his wife and the rest, who knows what they would be doing in Guadeloupe, when they do their crime and caught all you keep hearing is Dominicans because they do not show their Haitian passport, they flash the Dominica passport to the Guadeloupe authority

        The Captain of who was the owner of the boat is now facing so serious time in a prison somewhere, his wife lied saying that she left her children home alone, that was the only in Trafalgar that’s the only reason she was send back to Dominica, the rest were deported back to Haiti, for sure after he serve his time he will be deported back to haiti and find ways to come back to Dominica

        So yes Haitians are giving Dominica bad name out there, if he was not caught with his not caught with his Haitian passport , Haitians in Dominica would blame it on Dominican, for sure there are Dominicans are doing outside Dominica giving the island bad name as well, but they are not taking advantage of the nationals of the other countries and their laws as the Haitians are doing in Dominica

    • is true
      January 21, 2013

      pal i couldn’t agree more with you

    • veye
      January 21, 2013

      if i know who you was i would shake your big toe :lol:
      is true because as they get the passport run they running “to geener pastures” as they say
      so is DA heart that more big there then, we always feeling sorry for other people, when we in other countries no one has pity on us ..
      stop using DA for a all you free port

    • Sammy
      January 21, 2013

      Dominicans need to stop providing the services.
      How about that?

    • DOMINICAN
      January 21, 2013

      but they are making children in dca just like the chinese. soon we will have a president and pm with chinese and hatian parentage.

    • Malgraysa
      January 21, 2013

      Before we talk and shoot our mouths off we should look in the mirror and ask why we let these people enter in the first place, knowing full well that our country is not their final destination. We well glad to take their money upon entry, no credit card or cheques of course but largen chess, promising them they can have a refund when they leave legally and then to transport them illegally, again for cash payment, to other countries. Talk about exploiting our own kind! We are hypocrites.

    • legal dude
      January 21, 2013

      soo right!!!

    • January 21, 2013

      @ Fools like Wat, there are more Dominicans outside of Dominica than does that are inside, we are the biggest island in the winward island and the smallest in population, and that is caused by a very high percentage of migration, most of us over stay and are still allowed a channel to citizenship all over the world, so for anyone to make an ignorant, stupid, and reckless statement like why is Haitians coming to Dominica, is retard.

      • afouawi
        January 21, 2013

        boss never put your hands in fire for Haitians give them an inch a foot they will want to take later just do your research and you will see

  22. AIZEN
    January 21, 2013

    died trying like in the jungle, some people just sit on their a………. and accept there life as is while some don’t

  23. January 21, 2013

    everything that happen is the government? dem man in there bed sleeping, is they that tell them to take boat and go back door. all you want to stop people from coming in all you country and all you going in people country.some dominicans is let me do but don’t do.stupes.

  24. Anonymous
    January 21, 2013

    so every thing that happen is the government,hell, dem man in there bed, is they that tell them to take boat and go back door? all you want to stop people from coming in all you country and all you going in people country. some dominicans is let me do but do not do.stupes.

  25. catto
    January 21, 2013

    Gasohn

  26. wi mama
    January 21, 2013

    Haitians are human beings like all of you racist people who keep discriminating against them.just like Dominicans complaining that they have to leave their country to look for work elsewhere,the Haitians think that they can find a better life here.Those of you who have not traveled, might not know how others view Dominicans in there country (especially when a crime is committed by one) but they view Dominicans just how you all view the Haitians!!!! If all you want to stop Haitians from coming into all you country,make a way first for all you Dominicans to leave people country too but wait,all you need to have jobs for them because that is why they leave in the first place.

    • Stillawondafulworld
      January 21, 2013

      What are you saying? :(

    • Too Hard Too Long
      January 21, 2013

      just for your information and to get on your nerves too:

      Haitians are negro, Dominicans are mostly of negro descent as well so most posters here would be negro. Therefore, when people blasting Haitians in their comments, they are not being racist. They are being xenophobic.

      • Malgraysa
        January 22, 2013

        Same thing in the end. It is called prejudice!

      • Anonymous
        January 22, 2013

        Thats if they even know what it means. Oh but I forgot silly me they are not haitain they are kind compassionate people who treat those less fortunate with kindness and respect. Here is another new word sarcasm -yes it is the lowest for of wit -but in this situation it is appropriate.

  27. bee
    January 21, 2013

    Why call people stupid when someone loss their life. Plenty people go to other country back door hundred of Domincans are in the USA went there back were they stupid? It can or would happen to any body. My heart aches for the family and God strengthen at the moment of grief. My she RIP.

    • Papa Dom
      January 21, 2013

      i never realised that Dominicans went to the USA on little boats.

      • Anonymous
        January 21, 2013

        Yes st Thomas backdor from st marten or Tortola and then they filter into the USA

      • budman
        January 21, 2013

        maybe not the USA, but they go to other islands like Antigua, VI and St. Maarten on “little boats”.

      • Neutral
        January 21, 2013

        Yes they enter the USVI on little boat.

      • ella
        January 21, 2013

        yes dominicans come to st.thomas from tortola

    • Anonymous
      January 21, 2013

      Yes it is a stupid move to enter any country illegally especially knowing they can’t even swim so to be indangering their lives and may even end up in prison. While it has been happening and will continue to happen trying to make out that because people do it and got away is not a stupid move then you continue until you loose your life because it seems that’s how you left Dominica.

      • Anonymous
        January 21, 2013

        I suppose you have never been that desperate .

    • Sammy
      January 21, 2013

      All they need to do is make a sweep in St. Thomas and they wont have enough holding facilities to put Dominicans. Then head up to NY make another sweep, Dominica would have to regain Bird Island to hold them.

      • hmmm
        January 22, 2013

        thank you… and they are blind to all the crimes their illegal Dominican brethren and sistren are committing in other ppl’s land. Stop throwing stoens when all around you is glass house.

        cha…bunch of ignorant ppl commenting on this site …hypocritical all the time

  28. enough
    January 21, 2013

    Its time the government of Dominica realised that the haitians are just using Dominica as a transit point to get to where they really want to go,and put measures in place to curb the problem. Every so often some foreigner dies in Dominica or by Dominicans. Start monitoring those immigrants……

  29. REDZ
    January 21, 2013

    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: VEY SAD TO HEARD BOUT DIS EVENT :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  30. Anonymous
    January 21, 2013

    :cry: :cry: :cry: VERY SAD :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  31. nubian
    January 21, 2013

    and what that burning me.. all of them maybe have dominican passports in their possession… chupes..

  32. January 21, 2013

    Sad news. Looks like they were maybe heading to what they think are greener pastures. DA is being used as a gateway to go to places like St. Maarten and the USVI. Life is too precious to take such rick. The family of this dead woman is in my prayers.

  33. Ice water
    January 21, 2013

    Haitians really stupid eh! good for dem!

    • WAY PAPA!!
      January 21, 2013

      DOMINICANS WAS IN IT TOO REMEBER THAT…DOMINICANS STUPID EHHH WAYYY PAPA!!

      • Anonymous
        January 21, 2013

        Dominicans wasn’t in it as you understand it but rather they were the ones taking them to their destination read between the lines. Why do you think they were “handed” to the police?

      • aa
        January 22, 2013

        @ Anonymous. But you make no sense. Of course Dominicans was in it. Don’t you think that the Dominicans couldn’t have drown too. they are not immune to drowning even if they were the ones who were transporting them.

    • justice
      January 21, 2013

      You cannot say that! Did you read? Is both Dominicans and Haitians that were on the boat. Why is Haitians alone that stupid? Don’t get me wrong im a proud Dominican but some of us make stupid decisions too.

      • citizen
        January 21, 2013

        PPL HATIANS WERE BEING TRANSPORTED TO GUADELOUPE BY DOMINICANS, TAKE IT FROM ME.I KNOWWWW!!!!

    • Anonymous1
      January 21, 2013

      why say Haitians stupid when Dominicans and all over the world people find all ways to survive.

    • Observer
      January 23, 2013

      becareful of what you say, it might just come back to you.

  34. Flower
    January 21, 2013

    “BAD MIND AND POSSIE”…stop making some ignorant and stupid remarks. So all Haitians can’t swim? Who told you it was back door? I hope u never go back door in ur life :evil: . Possie I hope is only DA you staying because I know you won’t visit no other man’s country because of ur ignorant statement.
    Anyway am deeply sorry about the death of the woman. May her soul RIP.

  35. Tonny
    January 21, 2013

    It is so sad to hear dispite the nationals. We all serching for a better life, and sometime, in this situation it cost people, their life.

  36. bad
    January 21, 2013

    Bk door is 4 fish nt human

  37. stehen
    January 21, 2013

    google{ human trafficking statistic}

  38. stehen
    January 21, 2013

    people trafficking is a big money maker

  39. mango temptation
    January 21, 2013

    Dominicans must stop assisting in the smuggling of hatians.

  40. Dcauk
    January 21, 2013

    Ever since these ppl came into our country things has changed drasticly, now you hearing all sorts of things that never use to happen now happening.
    ~Sorry but I don’t want them in my country.

    • wat
      January 21, 2013

      i agree with u wii pal…already they have di place lookin extra poor again stupessssss….myself i doh like that ehhh…time for di g’ment to stop import Haitians and di thing is they makin it worst for us because is our passport some of them have…callin themselves…’Dominicans’…stupesss i vex wii…and not only that all di ugly ones that comin DA and di belle ones going up states or to dem bigger countries!!!

      • Anonymous
        January 21, 2013

        I would employ a Haitian anyday they are hardworking honest people.The reason you don’t like them is because they make you compete for jobs.This poor woman drowned trying go make a better life for herself that is all. I commend her for that. Rest in peace

      • Malgraysa
        January 21, 2013

        Now you know why we have more lawyers than doctors!

      • CONGRATULATIONS
        February 12, 2013

        But you are already a poor and you saying Haitians are already make the place poor.
        Woman or Man use your common sense okayyyy.
        Haitians are the one showed Dominicans to touch big money ok.
        Before we see $ 100 from Haitian we call it plenty which is $ 100 not plenty money but since they came here don’t you see our place looking healthier than before. Reason why we had some youngsters they do not want to lift up any load for us but Our dear Haitians Brothers and Sisters they are ready to help a hand.
        So please stop the discrimination about Haitians cause they are human being just like us and if you are a travellers just like them hope you understand them.
        I have read some of the ignorant comments there most of you all that talking there are the poorest one in the country and I bet you are the ones holding the country back. When you look at the business men they would ever want to send back and visitors , if so how and where they going to make money if we stop visitors to come here.
        Dominicans please use your head okayyyy
        Thank you

    • DOMINICAN
      January 21, 2013

      but you want people from your country to go to another country. you know what this universe was created by GOD it is free for us all to roam from one place to the next as to how we chose to do it is up to us and we suffer the consequences. c est la vie.

  41. my way
    January 21, 2013

    is dem kinda problems those hatians causing for us in dca after we already have soo much malee send all ah dem back to haiti!

  42. hmm
    January 21, 2013

    In all u xxxxxx! U see all dem koshoni that happening there in that place I fed up with dem haitians, “they have been treated and released” ??? Put the in jail send them back!

    • wat
      January 21, 2013

      i cnnt understand that myself…and is some of them that bold on that u knw again…stupess!

    • Anonymous
      January 21, 2013

      “Treated and admitted”

  43. Safer to be unknown
    January 21, 2013

    I have nothing against our Haitian brethren by the way, let me just make that clear. But the fact is that we should not have an open door policy where once they arrive, they are allowed to stay and then call home to advise others to follow. Do they get checked out at all? Their medical and legal backgrounds? Do they have any illnesses which are more prevalent in Haiti such as TB or HIV? Do they need health monitoring? Do they have criminal records and if so, do we make our authorities aware of this? Should we accept them if they do have bad histories. Do we put up any resistance to the ‘boat people’ or do we encourage them to simply keep coming? Are we able to sustain this in the long term? There are many questions to be answered. Are we prepared for the consequences of cultural changes due to differences in beliefs??? We have to assist our brothers and sisters but we cannot just ignore these questions!!! We may live to regret it………..

    • wat
      January 21, 2013

      In time to come di entire place just going to be untidy!!…have u’ll recently went to di Roseau market on a saturday especially di lane starting from flossi’s area….the place is just getting to untidy and over crowded by Haitians!!!!u’ll may not like it but nothing but the truth!!

  44. Safer to be unknown
    January 21, 2013

    The more Haitians there are in Dominica, the more of them who will attempt to come and take refuge in Da, particularly if the Dominica government has a totally open door policy towards accepting them. It is, in my opinion, a policy on the part of the government as they see these persons as persons who will support them in the future, no matter what they do in government, as they were the ones responsible for providing them with that refuge at a critical time. I believe that the government wants to increase the ‘local’ population but with foreign nationals who will be loyal to them at the time of elections. As a result, they will keep the
    natives poor and dependent on the RED CLINIC while they populate with Chinese, Haitians and Dominicans expecting that loyalty from them when necessary. The Haitians who come will be calling home to say ‘come, come!! The people here are friendly, there is work on the farms. Come, come!!!’ and the government will just keep recruiting them and alienating the locals who do not support that policy. Watch and wait………

  45. william
    January 21, 2013

    The captain & or boat owner should be arrested and charge for the death of the woman . To much nonsense this illegal activity is on going.

    • DOMINICAN
      January 21, 2013

      that is what am talking about is time the law maker send a clear message.jail them hag them and maim them.

    • Jay
      January 21, 2013

      You are right William. It is called “endangering life” but don’t expect anybody to sue anybody or a court case to ensue.

    • DOM-IN-A-CAN
      January 22, 2013

      i want to know the captain and the crew. i have a job for them in the north sea to ketch king crabs

  46. January 20, 2013

    may her soul rest in peace .tragic way to go.this is the length most people will go to find the grass green on the other side,but most time it never is.and,if they were going through illegal means they should get a heavy penalty owner of the boat and passengers

  47. DESIE
    January 20, 2013

    Next time take plane

  48. Look It
    January 20, 2013

    Dominicans found two hours and 50 minutes later but the helping Police and haitian found earlier in hosiptal admitted…… ok Language barrier ?????

  49. Looking in
    January 20, 2013

    This new year is just a continuance of last year. All accidents/incidents which happened and resulted in a death, had to do with water. Be it river or sea. Someting eh right. All you doh believe me…check the statistics.

  50. Angela
    January 20, 2013

    The question is who are those Dominicans still smuggling Haitians? I thought all that stopped.

  51. Giorgio/Armani
    January 20, 2013

    way papa!! hmm!

  52. DANZIGER
    January 20, 2013

    Sad news bad news for us the year just open.

  53. Tijhan
    January 20, 2013

    “The body was retrieved….it was pronounced dead!”

  54. bad mind..
    January 20, 2013

    Haitian know they cannot swim they still trying an go back door..

    • Stupes
      January 21, 2013

      Do some of us really think befor we speak? Do we take our time to read before commenting? They said HAITIANS and DOMINICANS!!! Stop being bias! A lot of our people are doing just the same most of them is to smuggle illegal substances!

      • wat
        January 21, 2013

        ofcourse some of them are Dominicans when they borrow our passport!

  55. possie
    January 20, 2013

    why Dominica government doh stop them haitions from coming Da

    • weh
      January 20, 2013

      the same reason why other countries don’t stop dominicans from coming in

    • V.I Resident
      January 20, 2013

      @possie why dont your shut your ignorant mouth.I hope you never have to travel to another man country .I hope when you do i wish the government of that country stop you from coming in because haitians are people just like you and I they have a right to go wherever they choose to go like everybody esle

    • me
      January 20, 2013

      They same way they going ‘back-door’ is the same way they coming in ‘back-door’ too. So the authorities do not know

    • waitukubuli-original
      January 21, 2013

      The same reason why America don’t stop and hunt down the illegal Dominicans in their land. We must learn to give and take.

      • Malgraysa
        January 21, 2013

        Of course they know. Ask how much money they collecting at Melville Hall? No wonder we have not ibntroduced electronic reading of passports yet. I would make it more difficult for some people to make “commerce”.

    • Anonymous
      January 21, 2013

      I know Right!! They just coming here and take people jobs, and people man!!(Talking from experience)

      • lee
        January 21, 2013

        You know why they are taking the jobs because must of you all are lazy. The Amercians are saying the same about us because most of them are lazy.

    • you see
      January 21, 2013

      When we Dominicans go to other peoples country would you like them to stop us from coming to their country

      • Stillawondafulworld
        January 21, 2013

        I would like them to stop the ones who are not being productive. When you leave your country is to find a better life. If you can’t do that, stay home!!!

      • Stillawondafulworld
        January 21, 2013

        By the way, you should also contribute positively to the development of that country.

    • Borough Square
      January 21, 2013

      The Government is part of it….

    • seriously
      January 21, 2013

      Migration will always occur…who stops Dominicans when they migrate to Antigua? Tortola? Guadeloupe? USA? or England? Maybe stricter rules can be applied, but you can not simply stop Haitians from coming here

      • Pure Shit
        January 21, 2013

        SERIOUSLY I AGREE WITH YOU

      • Malgraysa
        January 21, 2013

        Yes we can, if we really want to. It is too far to come to Dominica from Haiti by boat but it suits some people to have things the way they are because they make money out of it.

    • budman
      January 21, 2013

      same way people asking their governments in St. Maarten and VI about dem people from D/A

    • justice
      January 21, 2013

      Why they don’t stop we Dominicans from traveling to go in other people country? What kind of stupid comment is that? I BET you have family abroad! Maybe they should post all of them back to DA see how you will take it.

    • ME
      January 21, 2013

      u all badmouthign hatians and i sure u would gladly leave dominica and go in someone elses country the same way they commign dominica there

  56. CHARMER
    January 20, 2013

    Oh boy!!!

  57. January 20, 2013

    :cry: :cry: :cry: oh my god :cry: :cry: :cry:

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