Street jump up hours further slashed due to security reasons

A scene from Carnival last year

The hours for street jump up on Carnival Monday and Tuesday have been chopped further due to security reasons, the police have announced.

In early January, it was announced that the time for street jump up on both days was from 4:00 am to 6:00 pm from the original 4:00 am to 10:00 pm.

On Thursday the police announced the new hours for street jump based on the Carnival Order made by the Minister of National Security.

“On Carnival Monday, the hours are from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm,” Inspector Richmond Valentine said. “Carnival Tuesday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.”

He made it clear that section 5 of the order stated that “any person who in any public place uses any apparatus, device, noisy instruments, musical instrument or radio by means of which sounds may be mechanically or electronically produced or reproduced before 6:00 am and after 6:00 pm on the said Monday and before 8:00 am and after 6:00 pm on the said Tuesday commits an offence.”

He stated that any person who contravenes the rules is guilty of an offense and is liable to a fine of $1,000 and six months in prison.

Valentine said the Order extends to the entire island.

He also said the new hours are based on security reasons.

“We have a lot of limitations and in the interest of security and safety, Carnival will start at 6:00 am on Monday until 6:00 pm and it will start at 8:00 am on Tuesday and end at 6:00 pm,” he stated.

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39 Comments

  1. really
    February 14, 2018

    so i reading this and he said entire island . so why did i see all kind of music playing outside of Roseau in certain places after the time of 6 pm

  2. Awa wii
    February 11, 2018

    That’s just pure nonsense!!! What happen to those of us who only run j’overt? Stuepse!

  3. Da passports
    February 10, 2018

    Boy look rules 8-O 8-O

  4. To shy
    February 10, 2018

    The police just lazy they want to do the work just sit on their … and get money

  5. natural Dominican
    February 10, 2018

    After such an embarrassing failure to protect Dominica post Maria, this is what the police can come up with. A feeble attempt to suppress culture. This flex of muscle only further highlights the police incompetence and inability to protect the Dominican people. If you wanna flex muscle get out there in force and reassure the people of Dominica of a capable police force and restore the lost confidence.

  6. Damn nonsense
    February 9, 2018

    Cancel the whole damn carnival then stupes. A work shift that man. And even want to tell people no music after 6 best allu just cancel that. Look majee

  7. Dominican
    February 9, 2018

    One ting they know how to ruin Dominicans fun eh… Allu doe realize when allu limit ppl fete time that is when they get vex and dangerous?

    • Paul Rossnof
      February 10, 2018

      They don’t care and Skerrit does not care. He doesn’t give a damn about the Dominican citizens. The only time he needs them is at election time. He buys them then and afterwards discards them like a bag of rubbish.

  8. Anonymous
    February 9, 2018

    curfew was lifted cause security is said to have been reinstated, therefore why all the concern when there is no empirical data to support the claim of mischief! the society is already stressed with high unemployment, homelessness , destruction, etc… this may only lead to more frustration, human psychology shows that we don’t like limitations yet the leaders always seem to think this is the only way to solve issues!

  9. Anonymous
    February 9, 2018

    there exist a noise abatement act which governs the level of sounds and hours, has there been any amendment to this act in order to include this?

  10. moveder
    February 9, 2018

    This is great news.

    I mean how can you trust people who want to jump up and dance to a song that glorifies looting.

    Peter pays for paul. Its how the world works. Go at allu home.

  11. Win Win
    February 9, 2018

    Maybe they should add another day to make it a compromise.

  12. Arthur
    February 9, 2018

    This declaration is an admission of inadequacy and that there is a real fear that lawlessness cannot be contained by the Dominica police force – as indeed was proven in the weeks following the hurricane. Sorry to have to say this but international expertise is required to rebuild the country’s police force as a matter of urgency. The next hurricane season is just months away. Dominicans will complain, and I sympathise, but this is the result of widespread bad behaviour and the abject failure of the government to invest properly in a police force, in education, and in social welfare.

    • moveder
      February 9, 2018

      Its always someone else’s fault right? Its the government’s fault the country is a mess…its the police fault that there was complete lawlessness after the hurricane.

      No. I blame the Dominican people who acted like wild vagabonds after the hurricane, instead of the police force who were completely in over their heads, not expecting that in a time of complete devastation where they too may have lost their homes, that the Dominican people would turn on each other, steal from each other, and vandalize places that weren’t destroyed by the hurricane…

      These vagabonds are not children who did not know right from wrong…These were grown adults who chose to be lawless.

      People reading this comment may be blue vex..but guess what if you were blue vex its probably because you were part of the lawlessness too…and hooray to you…look at the mess the country is in now.

    • Calm Individual
      February 10, 2018

      I wish I could shake not your hand but your big toe… well said

  13. Faceup
    February 9, 2018

    Good thing me na pay me money come done for that..

  14. Calypso Fanatic
    February 9, 2018

    All you so concerned about safety but Bord Lamere is still on after the calypso finals…. all you good too wi…..

  15. Wicked
    February 9, 2018

    Tell us about what u guys doing about carbon and his lyin crew you talking about hours put them officers at work instead they sit down on wifi whole day taking the police vehicle and go lime with it and when u make a report they never available to assist you that to talk about

    • NUWP
      February 9, 2018

      This is why i said earlier that story dno posted before ascertaining the facts about the report concerning the police force was irresponsible.

      Just hear the trash coming from a wicked post. It says they believe wat they read on dno.

      Ignorance is a crime but again your name says it all we need to know

      Sacway sot

  16. TomE
    February 9, 2018

    I don’t understand some people. Put safety first, it’s a problem but as soon as things get out of control, the government and police aren’t doing their jobs. I guess some people just cannot be pleased or they need chaos so they feel good about blaming the government.

  17. dahreo tyson
    February 9, 2018

    :lol: :lol: Reducing carnival hours will not change the recommendation on the report submitted to get rid of you.

  18. SN
    February 9, 2018

    That is a good move. I wonder if this is as a result of the Jamaican inspector report which painted such a bad picture of current police leadership. This is further indictment of Carbon and his inept crew.

  19. Pamala
    February 9, 2018

    Good job that time is good

  20. The one and Only
    February 9, 2018

    Good move. Putting the safety first

  21. Paul Rossnof
    February 9, 2018

    Paranoia is creeping in. The Skerrit regime feels threatened.

    • Carlos
      February 9, 2018

      Don’t worry Roosevelt we are not coming for you at Carnival…

  22. We Not Real
    February 9, 2018

    I can understand the police for having a national security concern because when you have a situation of the young man from Goodwill, that was allegedly shot to death by a police, in the presence of his parents, whether it was by a Jamaican soldier or a local officer dressed in his war camouflage and up to this date, no real investigation, no arrest except the father of the deceased that have since died in pain, I can understand why the police would have a serious national security concern and as a result, change the hours of street jumpup. Infant I even feel it Should be from 9-4pm, because Da is very unsafe at this time

  23. Jayson
    February 9, 2018

    You can never tell.

    That one change in the time could well have just saved a young man’s life…

  24. ?
    February 9, 2018

    Why am I not surprised this is like after hurricane David all over again

  25. Dominican
    February 9, 2018

    Better be safe than sorry I suppose. However, I wish the police had made up their mind earlier, rather than wait till the last minute. A lot of people’s plans will be spoilt I guess and may as well not bother. Poor planning.

  26. A True Dominican
    February 9, 2018

    I totally agree. Way to go !!! This is to ensure safety for carnival lovers. People of evil intention use the cover of darkness to commit crime.

  27. Negre Bod LaMer
    February 9, 2018

    God, No Jour Ouvert!? :(
    But, but….but….that’s my favourite time of carnival!
    It was my understanding that the committee was going to experiment with having two Jour Ouverts this year. One on Monday Morn and another on Tues morn, which I was really looking forward too.
    I’m hoping it can be tried next year when things return to some kind of normalcy.

    • Me
      February 9, 2018

      Things will only return to normalcy when King Skerrit either abdicates or is overthrown. Sorry.

  28. DT
    February 9, 2018

    What’s really going on back home

    • Paul Rossnof
      February 9, 2018

      That’s a good question…

    • Me-Aloe
      February 9, 2018

      @DT ….Nothing different is going back home than what is going on in NY during Labor day celebrations. People want to commit crimes whenever there is some sort of celebration and don’t want change. No j’ouvert

      • badbaje
        February 9, 2018

        Good afternoon. I have a question, why “NY”?
        I also have an observation. Why penalize those who want to participate and be a part of j’ouvert, because of those who will use it as an opportunity to do evil.
        By the same token maybe it would be a good idea to stop going to church on Sunday or Saturday mornings, depending on one’s religion, because a thief knowing when you and your family will be away worshiping, may use that opportunity to break into your home.
        Maybe we should not go to work, for the same reason. Etc, etc, etc.
        We cannot continue to punish the “good” in our efforts to combat the “evil”

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