Police call for incident free carnival

Carnival revellers

Police have called for an incident free Carnival just days away from the February 20-21 national event.

Superintendent of Police David Andrew told a press conference on Wednesday that police will have a zero tolerance approach to acts of violence during the festivities.

“We want to partner with the general public and all organizers to ensure that we can make this year’s carnival a peaceful and very quiet one.  We want to let you know and let the public know that we as police officers and law enforcers will be adopting, we’re not saying a zero tolerance approach this year. We are saying we will be developing a rigid and robust enforcement approach this year in policing carnival to ensure that everything is going to work and work well,” Andrew said.

He indicated that there will be a strict policy against offensive weapons which includes firearms, cutlasses, knives, sticks and stones, bottles either empty or containing liquid, or any article which can be used for offensive purposes.

“It also speaks to noisy instruments…which includes any apparatus, device, musical instrument, or radio, by means of by which sounds may be mechanically or electronically can be produced or reproduced,” he said.

Andrew also pointed out that persons must be clothed decently and conduct themselves in an orderly manner.

Disorderly conduct remains an offense, he warned.

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12 Comments

  1. February 17, 2012

    And what about Grandbay?????

  2. trollolol
    February 16, 2012

    wth is going on with dominicans they just getting fat NYACK please don’t turn into america where a large percent of the populations is OVERWEIGHT

  3. carrotop
    February 16, 2012

    Such a joke, do the police know what zero tolerance is?

  4. DPM
    February 16, 2012

    “It also speaks to noisy instruments…which includes any apparatus, device, musical instrument, or radio, by means of by which sounds may be mechanically or electronically can be produced or reproduced,” HUH?
    On another note, “incident free carnival” sounds like an oxymoron to me.

  5. -
    February 16, 2012

    no probs

  6. Cancel Carinval then
    February 16, 2012

    Educate me please: WHAT IS DISORDERLY CONDUCT? I listened to the speech, but once again, our public servant has failed to help make his job easier! Tell us please what is considered as indecent clothing – so I don’t get myself in trouble; tell me what is disorderly conduct, what will happen if i have a NOISE MAKING apparatus??? Common, DO Frigging better than this shit you people dole out everyday, keeping the public ignorant does not help your cause. INFORMATION< INFORMATION INFORMATION IS KEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So what I cannot go out on Carnival monday, and you want to jail my cute ass for wearing a thong and wineing up on my man bad bad bad, and you never told me that this was wrong. And I AM BEING SARCASTIC; the day you try to take MY culture away from me, is the day i moving out. I have done Trinidad, Brazil, MArdi Gras, and all this is acceptable on these days. Indecent ERXPOSURE— is illegal. And you may want to tell me that I cannot blow my whistle or my horn in the band… what did you say? AI cannot hear you???? Go catch a rapist and be prepared to lock up your own police men for one or all of the offenses.

  7. Milly
    February 16, 2012

    really? and the public servants has to struggle for a dollar, well well well, God is not a sleeping police. time will tell!

  8. Cancel Carinval then
    February 16, 2012

    “It also speaks to noisy instruments…which includes any apparatus, device, musical instrument, or radio, by means of by which sounds may be mechanically or electronically can be produced or reproduced,” he said.

    Andrew also pointed out that persons must be clothed decently and conduct themselves in an orderly manner.

    Um excuse me isn’t this CARNIVAL, noise making, so what you gonna take my whistle from me? I cannot wear my negligee for jourvert? Give me a friggin break, Go and focus on real crime please.

  9. Young Lady
    February 16, 2012

    Mr. Carrette, you need to now shut your mouth and start working. I’m getting sick and tired of you. The police officers in the off station need to stop staying at the police station running up gov’t telephone bills, playing dominoes, drinking rum and having sex with the young ladies in the communities and start walking the streets of Dominica to help avoid these incidents.

  10. LawieBawie
    February 16, 2012

    “Members of parliament got over 100 percent raise in salaries”. Wow!! When did this happen? Thats interisting.

    • LawieBawie
      February 16, 2012

      Sorry that was meant for another article

    • yes Lord
      February 16, 2012

      interesting tell us more

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