St. Jean says anti-social behavior, homosexuality bigger than imagined

Minister of Education Petter St Jean

The Ministry of Education has said that the problem of anti-social behavior and homosexuality in Dominica’s schools is much bigger than government imagined.

Education Minister Petter St Jean said because of this, government was forced to broaden its task force to deal with the matter.

Government announced several months ago, that educator Simeon Joseph had been given the responsibility “of investigating and identifying the root causes of deviance and the increasing incidents of homosexuality among our student population”.

However St Jean revealed this week that because deviance, misbehavior and homosexuality among the island’s students is a bigger problem than was imagined, two other individuals have been brought on board to assist Joseph.

“Simeon Joseph has been engaged as the point persons but the problem is much bigger than we first thought. Consequently, I had given instructions that we should look at bringing in two other individuals to work along with him,” he said.

According to St. Jean the committee will put strategies in place to arrest deviant behaviors.

“The committee will be mandated to put structures in place to address the problems as they surface and also to mitigate the spreading of crime, violence, homosexuality and deviant behaviors in school”, he said

The education minister also said several measures have been put in place at the Dominica Grammar School and government has seen a reduction in such behaviors there.

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204 Comments

  1. Jean
    September 22, 2012

    As a teacher I think that sexuality is a very sensitive subject that can harm students went dealt with in an insensitive way.

    Imagine a teacher, who is not a minister,telling their students that any sex is bad, heterosexual, homosexual, masturbation.

    What will be the result of such a lesson?

    Will it influence one person to desist from unprotected under-age sex?

    Will it backfire?

    Not if the Dominican Education Ministry doesn’t spend money to train it’s teachers to present the subject in a neutral scientific way, and I don’t think it will happen.

    Realistic approaches to homosexuality leaves it to
    ministers and priests and parents to influence this subject (They can all teach that it is a sin,
    but are very limited in changing someone that doesn’t want to or can’t change)

    It only makes things worse when police or teachers
    are trying to deal with this.

    It would be a better idea to spend more money on educating children on how to report rape. This is really needed as both teachers and police need good training to be effective.

  2. Red Pen
    September 9, 2012

    I really want to know what they are they going to do when you find students who are homosexual? You know…I really wish your Jesus would come back as a homosexual…because yal really need some saving…small island = small brains.

  3. Rahiem
    September 8, 2012

    All tne governement is doing is creating “STUPID ISSUES” to cover up the more “REAL AND IMPORTANT PROBLEMS” we have here in Dominica. Come on people, the number of orphans, parents or rather mothers not working but try their best to raise their children, doing whatever wrong and imoral to assure the meals etc of their children, the number of children without all their materials to go to school, school books and uniforms hangdown, malnutrition, unsatble homes, their are much more issues to take care of especially job creations to assure their future.

    These are the issues that the Government should take in consideration to help the youths. not to throw money for garbage then cry how Dominica broke…

    • Rahiem
      September 8, 2012

      All of us are role models not only our children, but to all children. Children do and say what they see and hear, we know that because we were all children. let’s not be bias let’s teach them. they should see and hear us differently. deviance and misbehavior i’m against, i’m not for violece, i’ll kick u out of my house but if my son comes and tell me daddy i’m gay why sould i be against him? would u be?

      • September 10, 2012

        When are you people going to understand that being gay is not a crime!!! You are teaching children to look down on something that they have no control over. Is that what is important in today’s world? I believe we have so many bigger fishes to fry than worry about some teenager trying to find comfort in their own sexual preference… You all are scaring these children.

  4. Anonymous
    September 8, 2012

    My tax money down the drain what a waste

  5. taylormade
    September 8, 2012

    talk about giving scholarships doe waste dem children time letting a bogarman teach dem about not bogaring…you canna fight fire with fire…let dem children learn man…

    • sigh
      September 10, 2012

      I’d like to shake your hands and feet.

  6. September 8, 2012

    I am a foreigner living in Dominica. I’ve been speechless over the stupidness I’ve encountered and the total lack of morality or integrity when it comes to “family” and the “making” of children, like they were loaves of bread. Just who is the Dominican Man? Does he exist, or is he just a cartoon charachter standing on the roadside holding onto his own “manhood” with a blank stare on his face, threatening other men and yelling obscenities at women. What little boy wants to end up like that??!! What little girl wants to end up with one of those? Children learn by example … set a decent, kind, caring example. Find out what a real man is and then care enough to try and live like one and actually raise your children to want to be like you. Women must stop enabling men to be losers, and not agree to re-produce with them until they clean up their act and actually participate in the process. And don’t give me that “Culture” nonsense that lets people behave like beasts in heat. As Bill Cosby says, “Come On People!!”

    • bwa kwaieb
      September 8, 2012

      I’m glad Carol that you can come to your senses and actually sound like you care about “banana people” as you calling Dominicans on AOL Blog. After those two gay men were caught naked in public you went on AOL and educated Americans about the black monkeys on the banana island. Now you’re here acting like you so care about DA people. I’m in full support of Gay rights but you lady are a racist ! You’re a woman than went on to say how Dominicans are inbreed and during carnival Dominicans are animals. The women are dirt of the earth and sub human. Remember that? You did that all because someone treated your gay relative bad. Yet here you acting like you so care about the gorillas. I thought you said you left Dominica? I’m glad to see you still living amongst the amazon people the black monkeys as you called DA PEOPLE.

      • bwa kwaieb
        September 8, 2012

        BTW, who is the Nazi man? Oh yeah you’re people do exist. Just like you they’ve been breeding hateful spawns like yourself for generations. It’s funny how you hate black people and jews yet here you find yourself on a tiny island with monkeys. Liar!!!!

    • Justice and Truth
      September 11, 2012

      @ Carol

      Who are you and where did you originate from? You sound as if you are holy of holies or make yourself to be. Dominica is not the only place that has women and also men with children out of wedlock and who associate with certain types of people. Therefore, those statements are discriminatory.
      The big countries have people men/women who are rampant, some as homosexuals, some are male and female prostitutes. Those governments also financially support those men/women who have children especially out of wedlock and provide subsidized housing for those who cannot afford expensive housing, apartments or other.
      Dominica and those Dominicans are no worst than people in those countries.
      I will always state, those who reside in a country, whether they were born there or not, they could do something to help the country and the people of the country, namely, the gullible and the vulnerable instead of bringing them down. Your words and action would be better served if you help them or consider what you could do to assist them, to advise them and make their lives better and happier. This is what you should be doing, giving back something to Dominica.
      I hope you are not one of those who are living in a mansion and who adopt a greater-than-thou attitude, looking down on those who are less fortunate. In the end, with that type of attitude and mentality, such people lose it all.

  7. September 8, 2012

    Gay school children are the least of our problems! Everyone carrying a Bible and ignoring most of it. Talk about deviant behaviour – how about rampant, indiscriminate, sexuality and adultery? How about stealing and lying? What about physical violence against each other? What about treating dogs better than our children. What about having and making children WITHOUT marriage and without any thought about how to raise them to be decent, productive adults? What about unrelenting poverty and disfunction creating generations of angry, uneducated people. Come on Dominica – we can do better than focusing on gay children. It’s 2012, time to get some understanding and come out of our caves and join the thinking world and stop freaking out about homosexuality. Get over it, for God’s sake. Unless you are being troubled by a gay person against your will … mind your own business.

    • Malgraysa
      September 8, 2012

      Couldn’t agree more!

    • bwa kwaieb
      September 8, 2012

      Oh look you talking about the same thing you were telling those americans but now you almost sound polite. How Dominicans doesn’t use birth control and breeding like animals. Are you an expert on Dominicans and Dominica? I know my people have their ways but you’re an evil hateful witch. I’m just absolutely stunned that you have the nerve to come here and not even disguise yourself anonymously. So now I know you still in DA why don’t you walk down to roseau and tell all the monkeys what you think about them? Racist Oink!

  8. September 8, 2012

    WHEN ARE WE GOING TO FOCUS ON “CHEATING TO WIN ELECTIONS?”

  9. Mabouché
    September 8, 2012

    The ministry of education ,along with the entire governing body of thsi country of ours need to keep their noses out of people’s bedrooms ! There are so many social issues which require immediate attention while precious funding is being wasted on this?
    This is ridiculous! Stop trying to turn Dominica into a communist country where human rights are being violated.
    Every individual is entitled to his or her opinion regarding homosexuality However this doesn’t mean that ‘gay people’ should be deprived of their basic human right;the right to just ‘be’.
    Our people are suffering enough as it is with no money or employment opportunities,why waste the limited resources that we have on this ?
    Besides,what does Peter St.Jean plan on doing to turn all the gay people straight ? Jail them ? Implement shock therapy ? Nothing can be done so stop this nonesense! Seriously,what issues do gay people pose to society that heterosexuals do not ? Stop being so closed minded and stop making bedroom issues deplete our country’s funds.

  10. Concern citizen
    September 7, 2012

    The whole concept is not that bad, but how can you take an ordinary man to investigate homosexuality in the schools. This is a farce and a big joke. Let us first address the issues of men raping little boys, which causes their first sexual encounter to be with a man, therefore they think that this is the normal attraction for them. If the government really would like to address this, then they should establish laws to castrate and embarrass these men who violate our young children.

    Look Corbette is in the spotlight for shooting a known rapist who continues to rape boys in the area and nothing is being done about this. If we really want fight the issue of homosexuality is to start with changing the laws to deal with those men who rape those little boys. That is just one way, but it is a start. Let’s stop putting square pegs in round hole. I notice that Dominica talk a good talk but when it comes time to put things in place that will decrease what we see as a problem, no one is willing to step up and be the one to make that move.

    We issues where fathers are having sex with their daughters on a regular basis, and all they get a slap on the wrist as a sentence. Not only is this is a crime but it is an international taboo. So why are these men not being made example of? why are they left to roam the neighborhoods or left to continue raping our little girls. Enough is enough already.

    lets get down to business, lets change the laws, lets get them where it hurts and we will see the change that we seek after. let us stop with the superficial programs which is not going anywhere. How can a man who is not a psychologist investigate homosexuality? or am i missing something here.

  11. Jaime Lewis
    September 7, 2012

    The Minister has made an error in lumping homosexuality with bad behavior in schools. If there is an increase in delinquency, teen violence and high risk behavior, then the Minister needs to focus on engaging professionals who are experts in designing and implementing programs aimed at youth who are engaged in these activities. Homosexual behavior does not lead to students’ failure, and should not be included in this category. Once again, this topic takes away from the real issues facing our young people.

  12. Dominican in America
    September 7, 2012

    Its a damn shame to see what the ministers spend time and money on. Are you going to beat the gay out of a child ? Are you going to deny a childs education because of their sexuality? For a democratic country we acting like damn communist ….it’s just ridiculous

    • mimi
      September 7, 2012

      Don’t take this too serious, Dominicans are having a good laugh at this. NO worries man!

    • Che'
      September 8, 2012

      i wish it was communist

      • Rahiem
        September 8, 2012

        why??

  13. Janis
    September 7, 2012

    This is serious people, what are you all planning to do with the school children who are engaging in homosexual activities? Send the Juvenile Centre? Flog them? Are we going to solely treat this act as a crime? What type of social systems are n place to assist these young children who engage in this activity? Are counselling systems in place, what type of support is there? This is not just an act, for some it is natural, some are confused, some are hurt, some feel selfless!
    Are we gona identify them to punish them or to work with them? Are we also sending a team to identify the teachers who abuse the little girls and boys in the school toilets or under the cover of ‘extra classes’? Are we gona get statistics on how many mothers pimp their daughters? And how many parents, bus drivers abuse these school children?
    I am saying that to say that ALL are related. Do not work in insolation.

    • Allan
      September 8, 2012

      A closeted young man’s journey towards self-acceptance and finding true love. He manages to overcome all obstacles of his youth, rising above and beyond the pain of physical and emotional abuse, rape and attempted suicide to firmly realize his place as a gay man in today’s world. “I know you are probably questioning who I am; I want you to know that you know me very well. You see me every day, as soon as you walk out the house. Sometimes I am the first guy you see when you get up in the morning. Do you know who I am now? I am your husband, your brother, your best friend, your roommate, your father, your doctor or even your lawyer. I am your cousin, your carpenter, the delivery boy and your pastor. I am the bank teller, your child’s teacher, and I am even your part time lover. Are you still questioning who I am? Haven’t you found it out yet? Okay, I will tell you, I Am Gay.”

      • Rahiem
        September 8, 2012

        true words…

  14. September 7, 2012

    i see every one has something to say about gay and that the punishment should be death . wooooo we say we from a christain country and are we realy doing what the bible says both christian and catholic no. we all say cast the stone but we are comiting sin , some one said gays are well behave more than strigth . i am no a muslem but i think they will keep doing what they do, untill we christian change and act what the blble says , no but we hate people of difrent sexuall origin,bilbe says love them and bring them in not death .how many of you say or do it , how about stealing, rapes drugs on the rise , how many of you , say lets help them
    how many of you , give at list a dollar to help the guy on the street, we love to critisise, dominca is full of it .how many of you are leaveing iin a house not married , the bible say all sin are the same not not biger than the other , if we we were praticeing the bible the moslen would be worshiping us and our god

  15. Freethinker
    September 7, 2012

    Articles like this are unbelievably embarrassing to see in this day and age. How utterly uncivilized and uneducated we must look to more enlightened parts of the globe. Witch hunts for gays in this day and age. SMH. What you going to do, string them up on trees? Burn them in town? Stupes.

  16. Reader
    September 7, 2012

    I’ve said it elsewhere in this blog and I’ll say it again. For all those of you crying about sin and abomination. In Proverbs 12:22 it says, “Lying lips are an ABOMINATION to the Lord but they that deal truly are his delight”. Where is our righteous indignation with all the lies that we are being fed every day. Surely, the country has more liars than buggerers! Let’s start calling those talkshows and making a fuss about those lying politician, lawyers, religious and other leaders.

    This whole initiative by Mr. St. Jean is a huge laugh and waste of time and other resources. Mr. Minister, that money would be better spent on improving the conditions at the schools and doing more to engage our students so they won’t have time to “anti-social behavior”.

  17. roi simssssss
    September 7, 2012

    the students should be protected from the investigator…….

    #he in dat toooo…….

  18. Anonymous
    September 7, 2012

    That is good news for me! number 1, mr J should not be doing that job on his own. no.2. it is good that as a nation we not only are interested in the education aspect of our kids, but in the moral aspect. no. 3. so many people would rather follow the ways of the world, it is good that we have a government to help these kids and let them realise that these super powers are not always right. it is disgusting the number of people who put Obama (and the others) before God. No matter how much he and the other super powers say it is okay to engage in homosexuality, I will always stick with my God! His rules first! We all look at the world and look at the morality deteriorating but when something like that comes up and you read the comments, it is clear that too many of you love the immorality and don’t want any better. How are you supposed to train you children then. Wake up and put God first! Obama cannot save!

    • Freethinker
      September 7, 2012

      God, you people are retarded. These kids are not “choosing” to be gay. They ARE gay. Or bisexual. Or whatever they are. That has nothing to do with putting “God” or “Obama” first or last. And if you are one of those d/cans in the USA who would actually vote for a moron like Romney ONLY because Obama supports same-sex marriage, then you are an idiot who should not be allowed to vote.

      • Anonymous
        September 8, 2012

        You sound like the biggest retard. Go do your homework. there are lots of people doing it because it is the latest trend. people want to experiment. and its people like you who promote it and tell them its okay. You don’t have to believe in God if you don’t. he don’t force it on nobody. And just another stupid assumption of yours – i am nowhere near the USA. So where that even coming in. A freethinker who cannot think. I WILL STILL PUT MY GOD FIRST BEFORE YOU, OBAMA, OR THE REST OF THE WORLD!!! And because of this, I know I am happy and free.

  19. budman
    September 7, 2012

    i find it telling that most people hopped on the homosexuality bandwagon and turned pastor as per usual, when the greater crisis is the anti social behaviours which are typically the drug abuse and violence. those require far more immediate attention, yet we are here quoting scripture about homosexuality

  20. faithful
    September 7, 2012

    well I love around to be honest………..I am seeing more gay people doing country development more than anything…………………they are doing everything to help build a nation……………….while the so call men destroying the world

    • Justice and Truth
      September 11, 2012

      @ faithful

      What type of faithful person are you? God is not deceived by any projected actions and of pretense. God wants holy people; not those who go against the plan he has for humanity, men and women, one man and one woman from the beginning of time to the end of time.

  21. dom
    September 7, 2012

    Leading by example, inspire, empower, motivate. Those are the ways we curb anti-social behavior.

    Sitting in a suit, and some glasses and using fancy words not going to help.

  22. antedote for fools
    September 7, 2012

    Homosexuality is sexuality, based on the laws of Dominica and as perceived by the education authorities it’s wrong. How far will the education sex police go to address and curb sexual behavior among secondary school students? Will they fight adultery and statutory rape and support incest and rape victims? What are the prgrams in place at the Dominica Grammar school? Can some one inform us or DNO investigate and share such information?

  23. Malatete
    September 7, 2012

    This has all the markings of a witch hunt. Lumping homosexuality with deviance and anti-social behaviour is exactly what the Nazis did during the nineteen thirties and which gave rise to the dictatorship of one of the greatest megalomaniacs the world has ever known. Homosexuals were forced to wear a pink triangle to single them out for ridicule and aggression, if they were not locked up in the first place. As for deviance, political opponents and religious dissidents were also classified under this category, persecuted and incarcerated, not only Jews but also Jehova’s Witnesses and Catholics.
    Against what norms is deviance measured in our case? Who sets those standards? Who shall be the judge? For all we know even Rastafarians, with their distinct hair, dress- and life style may be considered deviant.
    Of course we should try and build a coherent, law abiding society but tolerance is a basic part of this.

  24. ZAB BAR COOWEES
    September 7, 2012

    The School System lack Policy , The Government should introduce – A policy called : DON’T ASK , DON’T TELL ! Until the issues can be sorted out . DON’T ASK , DON’T TELL MEANS : DON’T ASK ME IF I AM GAY OR LESBIAN BECAUSE I WILL NOT TELL YOU .

    • Justice and Truth
      September 11, 2012

      You forgot this one. In addition, do not flaunt your homosexuality in the face of others and expect them to approve of it. Keep it to yourself.

  25. Heckler
    September 7, 2012

    Isn’t lying and cheating to win election a deviant behavior for a Christian. Just asking .

  26. Tim
    September 7, 2012

    St.Jean and the his moral majority……..educate the kids Sir and stop that nonesense. I would start in your church and with unfaithful men and ministers……

    • Justice and Truth
      September 11, 2012

      @ Tim

      When you make such a statement, you are insinuating that you are a faithful person? If you are old enough, I doubt this very much.

  27. poe-ki-toe
    September 6, 2012

    I wish that Mr. St. Jean would channell this much energy into the problems of delapidated school buildings and furniture, increase in salaries for the hard working teachers and funding to provide much needed training for teachers amongst other things. I agree that antisocial behaviours is an increasing problema at our schools, we need better training for teachers to be able to deal with thses problems in a pro-active manner, rather than reactive. I could care less at the end of the day of a student is gay, straight or bi-sexual. I’m more concerned if they have an A avergae and can read and write at or above grade level……just my two cents……..

  28. "O" STRESS!
    September 6, 2012

    St JEAN, talk,talk,talk. On both sides of your mouth we like it so, but Sir remember this is 2012 and not 1912. No hater! You sure look sharply dressed. Now sit Down!

    • Justice and Truth
      September 6, 2012

      “O” STRESS

      Some of you do not like to hear and read the truth. It is like a thorn in your sides but the truth must be told. It is not hating. We love you which is the reason we are informing you of the truth, exactly as it is. We are not watering-down the truth or denying it to please others who practice it and those who support it. It is telling the truth; telling it like it is for your own good. Satan will not tell you the truth.
      In future you cannot say that you were not told and were not aware of it. It pays to tell the truth and not hide from it. Even our own salvation depends on it if we tell the truth. Woe to us if we do not and ignore it.
      Face the further truth. Our Lord Jesus Christ is still the same, yesterday, today and forever. The Commandments of God are permanent. So is the religious teaching of the genuine Church. Heaven has not changed. Hell has not changed. They never will.
      Whatever the era we reside in be it in the past 1900’s, before that to today 2012 and until Judgment Day, they are all the same and will continue to be the same. God has ordained that it will be so. Do not deceive yourself otherwise. If you do, you will regret it forever.

      • Gary
        September 7, 2012

        To Justice and Truth.

        It seems to me that you make the truth convenient to suit your religious belief.Why is it you have to use your religious beliefs as a measurement to determine the truth,how absurd.You sound like someone reincarnated from the Dark ages during the inquisition.

    • Fire
      September 7, 2012

      Burn out fish.

  29. Che'
    September 6, 2012

    dominica should have a law where homosexuality should be punishable by death! thats why i suport cummunism

    • Justice and Truth
      September 6, 2012

      @ Che

      You do have a point. If it were in a communist country or a Muslim one they would be severely punished. I do find people in democratic countries get away with a lot and immoral laws are enacted. This is also why crimes and murders increase.
      Have patience because God is patient and more so than we are. Their day will come in time.

      • Che'
        September 8, 2012

        that thing is pure insanity! its nasty, it was not created by God so obviously its from the devil.

    • faithful
      September 7, 2012

      who dont have no sin cast the first stone…………….I am sure you have big ones

    • budman
      September 7, 2012

      what about fornication? should that be punishable by death also?

    • Seriously?
      September 7, 2012

      Seriously? homophobic!!!!!

    • FED UP
      September 7, 2012

      Why is it homosexuality that has you so upset? I can guarantee you that 9 out of 10 girls in Dominica has experienced some form of sexual abuse. Either from an uncle, neighbour, friend, father – some male figure in their life that they trust. Why aren’t you upset about that? Why can’t monies be put towards protecting our childre, instead of this nonsense? STILL SMH!

      • FED UP
        September 7, 2012

        children – sorry!

      • En Ba La
        September 7, 2012

        @FED UP 8-O “I can guarantee you that 9 out of 10

    • Ebeh
      September 7, 2012

      Learn to spell what you support. smh!

    • Dominican in America
      September 7, 2012

      Only small minded ignorant fools with no regard for human lif would say each a thing

    • bwa kwaieb
      September 7, 2012

      What about stupidity? I your case it would be an automatic sentence. You’re a tool!

    • September 9, 2012

      Whoever you are you need to go to China and the Middle East countries to see the gay guys, I no of a gay guy from Russia, so saying that you support communism, you are a jack axx

      So to you there are gays in communist countries, including, Cuba and the rest

  30. Colour Gray
    September 6, 2012

    mr.minister,(whichever you are?)is this the only thing you just imagine bigger than you expected?or you just woke up,and now start to see clearly?
    a conscience is a hard thing to stray away from reality.GOOD LUCK my boy.

  31. shadowgal
    September 6, 2012

    Is that the only problem in the school for the education minister?

  32. September 6, 2012

    Ok folks, let us get something straight, Satan, if there is one, can’t correct sin. There are gay people all over Dominica, especially in high places, like government, education, Religion, law enforcement and so on.The same people complaining and crying deviant behaviour are the same ones indulging. LOL. Mercy, what a mess! Whole bunch of hypocrites.

    Anyway, in this world, at present, we have gotten accustomed to many things and homosexuality is one. Our taste is all about wanting more. We want more clothes, more money more everything. Therefore when we don’t have we have to give up something to fulfill our wants; And I said wants not needs. We want it now like the calypso says.

    Is there a problem with sexual activity on a whole? Yes there is! Promiscuity generally among gays, straight or bisexuals is a major issue. We seem to forget the reason for sex. THE PURPOSE OF SEX IS FOR PROCREATION NOT FUN. If we keep this in mind our attitude towards all sexual activities will change.

    My two cents

    • Bushmaninda
      September 7, 2012

      So one should only have sex when one is trying to have a baby. With this one child policy in China does this mean that the China man is only allowed to have sex one time in his life. That is interesting.

    • budman
      September 7, 2012

      the purpose of sex is for procreation and not fun? whatever exotic narcotic you are presently using, i am begging you to refrain from it until after you have posted.

    • RCx2
      September 7, 2012

      What does homosexuality have to do with wanting material things exactly? Please explain, i’d liek to know

    • Freethinker
      September 7, 2012

      Oh, so you’re one of those people who would prohibit people from using condoms because sex is for procreation, not fun? Well, I see your rear end is nevertheless having some fun, since your head appears to be inside it.

      • sigh
        September 10, 2012

        Freethinker, I go down flat with dat one. Yes fada. Good one.

    • Commenting
      September 7, 2012

      Well philo u well sot. The purpose of sex is for procreating. If that were the case then why u figure u get pleasure from it, but a woman cannot get pleasure from pushing out a baby. Religious zealots. To each his own. U don’t hv to answer to el supreme for anybody but yourself,

    • September 8, 2012

      @Philo

      I would not comment on this News Article, otherwise, because it is clear to me that homosexual conducts is no different a sin, than all the other sins which we commit as human beings. “For all that is in the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the self pride of mankind, is not of the Father, but it is of the world”. 1st John 2: 16

      I will continue to say that homosexually is a hunger of the flesh, just like it is between a human male and female–as soon they begin to experience that fleshly hungerm no matter what the age is.

      However those kinds of hunger can be healed as human beings strive to die to the flesh, through faith and self-control of the Spirit, and to desire the Life of Love–in Spirit and Truth. That is the reason for Salvation and Reconciliation to a Holy God through the blood of His Person of Love–Jesus Christ.

      The “world”–meaning those who remain in that perishing human nature of theirs, dead or alive– and everything that is among them, is passing away, says the Word of God.

      As human beings we are to search and find, and to put into practice what God Almighty, who is of Spirit, not of the flesh, wants us to find and to demonstrate through our attitude and conducts of Life.

      Nevertheless, each and everyone of us will be accountable to the God of Holiness, on the Day of Judgement. Our reward will be one of two–the gnashing of teeth at the pit of darkness in hell, or the ecstasy of Joy and Peach of Love in Paradise.

      With that said, the reason for commenting to your post is because you suggested that sex is for
      “procreation”–may I inform you that we do not know that this is a “truth” either–not according to the Word of God.

      If we consider, that Jesus was a Man like every other man in this world, but! His mother remained a virgin after her conception and up to the day He was born. So how is “sexual conducts” as the reason for “proceation” a truth, according the conception and birth of the Man, Himself, who is Jesus Christ?

      Not only that, Jesus was a perfect Man–not functioning with a human mind–for His Mind was of Love, and Love is the Primary nature of God Almighty, Eternal Spirit, whom Jesus called
      “Father”.

      So why are we human beings coming out of our mother’s wombs in the condition of death–the perishing nature as the result of a carnal mind, a state of mind which must undergo a renewal process? And that renewed mind is the only state of mind by which we humans will come to know what is the good, acceptable, and perfect Will of God Almighty, and to do them–just like Jesus did.

      But almost everyone I know use the same understanding, as yours because of the verse of Genesis 2: 24, where it says: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one in flesh”. So don’t think that I am hitting against you; you do have some very good points in your comment above.

      Anyway the apostle Paul tells us that this saying of God, at Genesis 2: 24, is a mystery, which has not been unveiled to us. Read Ephesians 5: 31-32

      The conception of Mary reveals the plan of God for “procreation” except that Adam and Eve defiled their bodies through that sinful interaction with Satan–God’s enemy. Hence they defiled God’s plan of conception in human beings. David, who was the man after God’s heart says to God, after he has sinned with the woman named Bathsheba: “Behold I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceived me”. Psalm 51: 5

      God would have worked through Adam and Eve to demonstrate His power and authority, executing through them and us, their offspring, every way of Life–the Life where there is no darkness, no night, no suffering, no pain, no sorroy, no crying, no sickness, and no death.

      “Free will” in Adam and Eve defiled this plan of God, and that same nature of “free will” in us, continue to forsake God’s perfect plan for us, as we embrace the “death and darkness” condition from the god of this world–but not for Eternity

      Satan cannot have the upper hand on the Mightiness of the Holy God, in His Person, the Man who is Jesus Christ. Let those who have ears hear what the Spirit is saying.

  33. Eavesdropper
    September 6, 2012

    So what exactly is their plan?

    To “out” people’s children to make them more susceptible to abuse from a society that is unwilling to accept anyone who doesn’t fit into their norm?

  34. Justice and Truth
    September 6, 2012

    It is God’s world. He created it and created us. He is the Judge of all. Love the sinner, hate the sin. Nevertheless, homosexuality should never be encouraged and not by Christians. My feeling is that if young children project that tendency, their parents should do all in their power to assist them and to root it out of them by seeking godly professional help for them.
    Godlessness will make people commit sin and live in sin throughout their life. especially this type of sin.
    Taken from the Book which is entitled, “To The Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”. This was stated by Pope Paul VI in 1977:

    “There is a great uneasiness, at this time, in the world and in the Church, and that which is in question is the faith. It so happens now that I repeat to myself the obscure phrase of Jesus in the Gospel of St. Luke: ‘When the Son of Man returns, will He still find faith on the earth…?’ I sometimes read the Gospel passage of the end times and I attest that, at this time, some signs of this end are emerging. We must always hold ourselves in readiness, but everything could last a very long time yet…”

    What is happening in the world with especially homosexuality is ‘the signs of the times’, increased godlessness, sinfulness and defiant of the Commandments of God even as they grow older. How can the faithful keep quiet about it?
    There are those who state that it is not in the Bible. It is very well in the Bible. Commence reading St. Paul’s writings, as inspired by the Holy Spirit, to the Book of Revelation.

    The Mother of God said in one of her messages to a visionary which is a message for the world, “The world is in a state of sin, worst than at the deluge. It is necessary for God to purify the world.”

    This was stated some years ago. Consider what it is like today. Note that there are times She sheds tears, to see the way we live and what can happen to us, our souls, if God strikes the world and if we suddenly die. This should tell us much for those who are especially Catholics.

    This is what I remember of the hymn, in those days I visited the Church in Pointe Michel, the parish of LaSalette for the Feast Day.

    In tears Our Lady showed herself that day at LaSalette.
    And begged that mortals make amends with penance and regret.
    She spoke to him a shepherd boy and her a shepherdess,
    To spread the truth throughout the world for hope and happiness.

    She warned of famine and of pain
    And even greater pain
    For those who disrespect her Son and use His Name in vain.

    Dear weeping Mother let us pray to your Beloved Son,
    And ask His great forgiveness for the wrongs that we have done.
    Help us to follow in His path and never once forget,
    The kindly warning that you gave in tears at LaSalette.

    I love this song. Occasionally I sing it.

    May God help us in this world, preserve us from sin and eradicate homosexuality which greatly offends him. Let us fervently pray for ourselves and for others.

    • think for yourself
      September 7, 2012

      Brainwashed rubbish from self-labelled Justice & Truth!!.This is what the Vatican & other religious headquarters loves to hear as you fill their bank accounts with money to maintain their marbled palaces with gold fittings and billions of dollars of artwork whilst the poor who are not in their ‘sect’ die on the streets. Even your invented ‘Jesus and the ‘weeping’ Mary: wink: would find it nauseating. Mysteriously hundreds of priests contacted HIV & AIDs during the 80s. Your sort of attitude forced the very homosexuals that you demonise to hide as priests in your religion instead of being allowed to have open and honest relationships like heterosexuals. As a result how many young boys were preyed upon? Shame on you and your religious sects!!!

      • Justice and Truth
        September 11, 2012

        @ think for yourself

        As I practice my faith and read such holy matters, I do think for myself. When you die you will find out who is the one who was brainwashed. It certainly will not be me. I know the truth. I was taught the truth. The truth remains and will prevail.

  35. C
    September 6, 2012

    Yes-aii.. being gay is not bad for society. Anti-social behaviour is. And yes, you see youngsters coming out now more than ever because they are fed up of being scared- of hiding. The world is showing them that it is fine and Dominica just needs to learn to keep up with this trend of fearlessness. And yes, Dominica has many more gay people than you’d ever imagine. Married church goers is probably where you’d find most. People who try extra hard to hide.. who put on an extreme homophobic persona, those too. You’d be surprised Dominica, you’d be surprised what it is you do to these people with hurtful comments like those in this article, likening homosexuality with anti-social behaviour that actually damages society. Maybe one day you’ll let these people feel human again.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 6, 2012

      @ C

      Through the years immorality has increased. Those who practice such expect to be encouraged and applauded. The reason why they are coming out or they came out has much to do with those in bigger countries who flaunt their intrinsically evil behavior. They have no shame. Then some governments have legislated this so-called same sex marriage. All will pay for their actions in time.
      If they wish to follow their own ways that is their business but consider that it is not right and they should not expect everyone to shake their hands and hug them for it.
      It is true that nationals (not referring to the government, the Law Makers) cannot do a thing about it but the day will come when they will pay for their actions. They are warned to turn to God and to repent and change.
      If they want to continue in their ways, they should keep it to themselves. We have that right to request it of them. We do not want to hear about their immoral practice and their evil escapades.

      • Malgraysa
        September 8, 2012

        …oh yes, keep it quiet, just like your church tried to do!

      • HATE
        September 10, 2012

        Hope you don’t have kids. Cause one day your own child may come out to you. and what will you do? Kick him/her out to the street? and how cChristian of you will that be?

  36. Still
    September 6, 2012

    My previous comment it should read… if a man says he was born to have sex with an animal..

  37. Still
    September 6, 2012

    Here is the hypocrisy.. homosexuals want their right to be accepted so why cant i have the right to dislike their actions and publicly say so. If I believe it is wrong why cant I say so.. Human nature never allows us to fight for equal rights but for better rights o they want the right to do what they want but they want to prevent people who dont agree with them from speaking out. To those who say that it is here to stay so we should accept it when a man decides that he was born to have sex who are we to prevent him from fulfilling his life’s destiny. he was born that way right? when the psychopathic killer says he was born this way why is he imprisoned. where do we stop??

    • budman
      September 7, 2012

      horrible example regarding the psychopath. the killer harms other people. the homosexual is having consensual sex. big big diference. if the sex wasn’t consensual, then its rape whether its homo or hetero.

      • still
        September 7, 2012

        The interesting thing is that you only commented on the psychopath… What about bestiality would you say its the persons choice… Hmmmm

  38. new york
    September 6, 2012

    sir u slow it’s 2012 kids doesn’t sleep again lol what u know is older than u sir look at your own

  39. anonymous2
    September 6, 2012

    The witch hunt is on with St. Jean.

    One thing Dominican children need to be brought up with is manners……which are sorely lacking in many of the children as well as adults, as well as teaching respect and consideration for others. This is something that should be taught in the family and at home…..but it isn’t. Children are brought up with the notion that they are “entitled to have things” without working for them just because someone else has them or they see them on TV.
    We have a society of selfish, jealous, two-faced liars and thieves. Something needs to change because it wasn’t that way 30 years ago.

    • JUST 4 FUN
      September 6, 2012

      Man dig dat ! That’s a bi- product of our development (smile) since we reach the next level.
      We have develop so much so fast in volerism smile again) that GLB/ borga, lawyers stealing rather taking man land papers because the client cannot pay for legal work in addition to changing party etc some formerly under cover GLT shouting out now
      the queen is dead long live the king. everybody having their way some after $$$ others land, some Siwo others power other Butt and otherparts even the minister of breast and thighs.As one calpysonian said one comess.

    • Anonymous
      September 6, 2012

      It’s true things were different when we were children, but all the temptation wasn’t there. Dominican children/adults are no different from those anywhere else in the world,you will find the same behavior anywhere in the world you go.

      • anonymous2
        September 7, 2012

        There has always been temptation. I can tell you that unfortunately they are definitely worse here than in many other places. There is no excuse for lack of consideration and respect for other people and their property.

    • britishn
      September 6, 2012

      ur talking about dominican children have no manners well my dear come to the bvi and u will see,parents as well as children walk rite on u without saying gm ga or even gn and that is just a little piece of manners farless for the bigger ones.

      • budman
        September 7, 2012

        we not concerned bout BVI we concerned bout DA

    • Justice and Truth
      September 6, 2012

      @ anonymous2

      They exist in every part of the world. They do need to learn discipline and respect for others, adults and their peers.
      Parents are the primary educators of their children. They must teach their children about it from the moment they can understand. When they commence attending school, it should be part of their curriculum.
      The trend today is some governments teach them about sex and their bodies and homosexuality and they do not teach them what is really important to learn at their young age so that they can respectfully interact with others; no exception their parents, siblings and other members of their family. These are the future adults. I fear what types of adults, parents and future leaders they will make. God help the world.

  40. Anonymous
    September 6, 2012

    Is homosexuality the most deviant behaviour affecting schools? Isn’t violence and the disasters Universal Secondary Education is causing cause for concern also? Children who are barely able to read and write are in secondary school? Stupes.

  41. carrotop
    September 6, 2012

    Are you bringing back the 2 from the cruise ship?Get with the real world dominicans.It is hear to stay.

    • Trust God
      September 6, 2012

      Sodom accepted it and they are no more, God said in his word, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gormorah in the day of judgement than for countries of the world who reject God’s word and his righteous way of life.

      • Commenting
        September 7, 2012

        America etc legalize it, and they still there.mwhy don’t allu el supreme blast them off the face of the earth. For allu religious freaks for the love of mother earh look up the similarities between allu religion and paganism. What u will learn will surprise you.

    • susan
      September 6, 2012

      check spell it not hear but here

    • lala
      September 6, 2012

      Just till the almighty return and place judgement on them all………

  42. Woodford hill girl
    September 6, 2012

    This is the conclusion of the whole matter,Dominicans need to go back to God and his holy word,nothing else will work,unless you are obedient to God!!

  43. Anonymous
    September 6, 2012

    I must caution Mr. St. Jean about the very dangerous and highly volatile path he is headed down. At no time should our nation allow the seeds of alienation, discrimination, division, paranoia, and suspicion to be planted. History is full of dark and sad episodes where the unfounded fears of a few have fueled a “witch hunt” atmosphere that led to the oppression of many.

    It would be more beneficial for us to celebrate the common traits that unite us while appreciating and respecting the differences that reflects the diversity among humanity. Our country will be an infinitely better place if each of us looks for and works on removing the logs in our eyes than worrying about the splinters in our neighbor’s eyes.

    • Trust God
      September 6, 2012

      Homosexuality/Sodomy is an abomination in the sight of God, it cannot be beneficial to any nation or people, it’s a sin against GOD himself, cause he is the one who made man and form woman and breathed into their nostrils. Nations have fallen because they accepted it and never stood up against it fearing the masses instead of God Almighty, who is the ultimate Judge of human beings.

      • budman
        September 7, 2012

        so is fornication. have you ever indulged?

  44. topi
    September 6, 2012

    I think the first paragraph should be:

    The Ministry of Education has said that the problem of anti-social behavior and homosexuality in Dominica’s government is much bigger than schools imagined.

    • Anonymous
      September 6, 2012

      This right here is funny….lol

  45. Anthony P. Ismael
    September 6, 2012

    A new school year and the same old foolishness from the Hon. Minister……….Here we go.

    • Peeping Tom
      September 6, 2012

      Well, Ishmael, if the Hon. Minister did not address this «foolishnes» you probably would be among the first to give him blows for not doing so. Correct? SO, let him do his work. Some matters go away faster than others. If you are tired of hearing the Minister dealing with the matter, maybe you should get busy and help eradicate the problems. This would be a sure way of shutting up the Minister on this issue. No?

      Some people!!!

  46. Anthony P. Ismael
    September 6, 2012

    Here we go again……………..

    • Justice and Truth
      September 6, 2012

      I know a St. Lucian who has the same name as you, at least the first and last. He is called “Tony”. You would not be that person? I would love to state more but I will hold my peace here.

      • Malgraysa
        September 8, 2012

        Don’t insinuate. That’s the nastiest way to smear someone’s character without exactly stating why. Very “christian” of you! Spill the beans if you’ve got anything to say.

  47. Shameless
    September 6, 2012

    Ok, so now there are three people on the task force…and what? Let me help you whats steps are needed next; You have identified the issues, it has been discussed with the stake holders, now is time for recommendations, implementation of the said recommendations, and a method of measuring if the corrective actions are working.

    I am still baffled by the homosexuality part of this study. Not that I am in denial but for the hell of me I am led to believe this homosexual thing is overblown. I sincerely hope that the minister is not letting his religious convictions get the way of critical thinking thus misleading us in the process. However, deviancy cannot be allowed to flourish unchecked in our society especially among those who hold our future in their hands. Time for action..

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  48. Fed Up
    September 6, 2012

    It amazes me that government resources are spent investigating homosexual behaviour. Are you serious? Spend the money looking into things that truly affects kids – like sexual abuse and molestation, physical abuse, verbal abuse. That’s what’s affecting the island’s children. Talk about educating the IGNORANT parents so women don’t encourage their young girls to chase after older men for money – so that mother’s don’t support their daughter’s dating married men. Educate the father’s to be real father’s and not just sperm donor’s. Teach the men in society that having numerous kids with different women is just plain WRONG AND IMMORAL! THAT’S WHERE TO SPEND THE MONEY – STAY OUT OF PEOPLE’S BEDROOMS – THEIR SEX LIVES AND FOCUS ON MAKING DOMINICA THE LAW ABIDING, GOD FEARING, NATION IT PRETENDS TO BE. HYPOCRITES – SMH!! :(

    • Concerned
      September 6, 2012

      Couldn’t have said it any better!

    • Anonymous
      September 6, 2012

      cheers to u for that very good and uplifting comment,the money or monies the three stoogies are getting could better serve some more children in need.I say AMEN

    • beholder
      September 6, 2012

      Absolutely correct. Witch hunting is a cover for failing education. Dominica has too many illiterates, and therefore too many young people ill prepared to assume a responsible place in society. Why not increase focus on vocational education, scientific agriculture, accounting—things that will improve self reliance, self esteem. Stop the preaching, improve the teaching.

  49. Looking in
    September 6, 2012

    I HOPE YOU ALL POST THAT COMMENT:::

    • Looking in
      September 6, 2012

      It is time the authorities get people from “outside the box” to do things and do them right.

  50. ONLY IN DA
    September 6, 2012

    The ministry of education have nothing better to do than harass sudomites? It dont matter how many consultations, assessments and the like are conducted, people will be who they are period. I don’t support the lifestyle, but c’mon people…..

  51. MUDD
    September 6, 2012

    What’s causing most of the problems are the co-headed schools. There is a need to remove all the girls from Grammar school and put them into Goodwill Secondary and the boys from Goodwill to Grammar. Then you will start seeing some improvement and it will be much easier dealing with the problems.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 7, 2012

      @ MUDD

      This would be a good idea. It will be less distracting for them and they will learn better.
      A survey was made in Toronto to that effect. I gave my two cents :lol: about separating the boys from the girls in classrooms, the boys to all-boys school and the girls to an all-girls school. There are many teenage pregnancies here. I also state that this could decrease those pregnancies since they will not be meeting them in schools. This is where they make friends and some if their parents are at work they are all alone at home for a few hours. You know the rest.

    • smh!
      September 7, 2012

      What’s a co-headed school? smh! CO-ED.

  52. tiny
    September 6, 2012

    No body said that bad parenting causes an individual to be gay…..there are many persons who engage in homosexual behaviors because they were abused as a kid or just for experimenting or for financial reasons…..there are some that are just gay they are physically attracted to the same sex

    tell me why should a parent find it difficult to talk to their kid about sex…….by doing so you are protecting the child….you need to know how explicit you can get according to the child’s age

    you may be protecting that child from being sexually abused repeatedly….they will speak up to a parent who educates them no matter how much their abuser threatens them against speaking up or try to bribe and manipulate them

    I remember asking my cousin ask her mother about what a certain word meant…she heard someone used a work to describe someone else….all she said to him that it was a corrupt lifestyle…..he was old enough to know about homosexual lifestyle..he was very naive at 10…she should have educated him…that was a while a back though

    you parent you think your kids don’t think about sex …i used to wonder what was sex like at an early age

    • Woodford hill girl
      September 6, 2012

      So Tiny,why didn’t you then educate your cousin on how to educate her child? 8-O

      • tiny
        September 6, 2012

        i was a child myself…..

      • tiny
        September 6, 2012

        and the child was my cousin…i made a typing mistake at the end…but i think most people was able to understand

  53. Francis Chicago
    September 6, 2012

    Destruction and misery are in their ways;There is no fear of God before their eyes,Well all sin is a Abomination against God,God don’t like sin but homosexuality is the promotion of it for you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the spirit of adoption by whom we cry Abba, Father”.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 7, 2012

      @ Francis

      Setting aside the other sins as crimes/murders, etc., homosexuality is the worst sin of this era. Reason for this is, sex with the same gender is indeed an abomination to the Lord.

  54. Anonymous
    September 6, 2012

    That minister is just a waste of time. Can you really solve the problem of homosexuality in our schools Mr. Minister? Are there not more urgent policy matters to be addressed by your Ministry?

    Stop spending my freaking tax money on nonsense. Or else check the number of girls that having sex with boys as well; and check those girls who may have lesbian tendencies.

    And Mr. Minister by the way, check yourself first – you disobeyed the constitution and contested elections knowing FULL WELL that you were not qualified.

    I HOPE YOU TELL US HOW MANY HOMOSEXUAL CHILDREN ARE CAUSING PROBLEMS IN OUR SCHOOLS – AND MORE IMPORTANTLY HOW YOU ARE GOING TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.

  55. Beverly
    September 6, 2012

    When you have religio taught in schools once a week what you expect MR Minister. You of all people should know better than that you’re a Pastor I heard. Put back religion every day. When I went to school religion was taught every day. Further more why of all people is this guy you all have dealing with this issue inthe school. Do you expect to get anything from it. Father Help.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 7, 2012

      @ Beverly

      You are correct. We called it religious instructions. This is what is wrong with them today. God is caste aside. He is given a little time and not what they should receive. Take him away from homes, schools and employment places, He is taken away from their hearts. It is said that God will turn his back on them until they return to Him, if they do and “He does not talk to his enemies”. This is when evil every nature flourishes. No exception rude children and those who practice homosexuality as some adults. Satan reigns.

  56. Tom
    September 6, 2012

    Parents out there, stop politicking and criticizing how St. jean doing what, leh kai vwazeh ka bwilay rozay sahw.

  57. shyqueen11
    September 6, 2012

    dem nasty children dr jus need to b XPELLED

  58. lol
    September 6, 2012

    Woy, Mr. J knows all of them. Look jokes

  59. CIA on the Watch
    September 6, 2012

    Its a shame that we are paying Officials/Politicians to perform to the best of their ability and here it is this minister is caught with his pants down, as a minister was he not informing himself from the initial stages of this problems in our public school system? did he seek advise from his technocrats to avoid what he is now considering to be an explosive situation? Can the minister give this country the assurance that our children will be protected since he claims the unexpected is present and is beyond the control of his ministry??

    • k
      September 6, 2012

      what is this stupid comment about? Are u saying the problems in our schools had their genesis just in the past few years?

      Stop being un-necessarily critical and be constructive with how we can help OUR children overcome the challenges they face.

      • Peeping Tom
        September 6, 2012

        Well, K, i would not have said it as you did, but you surely are on point here!

  60. Oh really!
    September 6, 2012

    Let’s watch out for homosexuals in school? females of all ages in Dominica are being beaten, raped and abused everyday but nothing is being said or done. Why?
    “Cos she deserve it”?
    Woman should respect her husband but he only has to love his wife. Many families only see love expressed through violence here in the Caribbean.
    Rianne’s famous interview with Oprah where she says the beating she got from Chris Brown was a cry for help. Don’t worry about who is having sex with who but teach self respect and love.

  61. En Ba La
    September 6, 2012

    Day 2 – getting adjusted in school – new school year.

    Mr. Minister – Education is your specialty right? I am assuming. When was the last incident at the Dominica Grammar School and have we had a SCHOOL TERM or year since the measures were “PUT” in place?

    So the measures put in place HELD UP WELL DURING THE SUMMER TERM – what is called 4TH TERM?

    RASH DECISIONS – Quick conclusions – IS this how your brain works?

    I hope you all are not conducting these studies etc to try to instil FEAR in students and think this will bring about a change in schools. Nice LEARNING ENVIRONMENT – FEAR OF BEING BRANDED GAY etc

    DOMINICANS NEED TO BEWARE – It is coming -HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES – we are there in DISGUISE. THERE IS MORE TO COME but again the way think on certain issues we are going to be blind to it.

  62. Anonymous
    September 6, 2012

    This is pure nonsense. Get with the times. Dominica’s churches and government need to stay out of people’s sex lives. Its about time that people stand up and speak out against that inhumane law making homosexuality illegal. You don’t agree with same-sex relationships then don’t do it but to criminalize it is purely dark ages mentality. As a Dominican I’m embarrassed to read this article.

    • WOW
      September 6, 2012

      Rememeber this is the only action GOD said was an ABORMINATION. We have stopped pleasing GOD and started trying to make man happy instead. Thats where this Gay issues come from. Follow GOD my friend and stop trying to please man.

      • beholder
        September 6, 2012

        Many things are an abomination to the creator. Failure to love god before all other things. Failure to keep the sabbath. Dishonoring your parents. Stealing. Lying, Lusting after other peoples mates. Coveting their possessions. Murdering. All these are abominations in the sight of the Lord. The ten commandments received by Moses directly from the Lords hand are the principle precepts we must follow. Love they neighbor as thyself. Judge not lest ye be judged. Before you presume to preach to others look to you own house first.

      • Reader
        September 7, 2012

        Really? Because the last time I read Proverbs 12:22 it said, “Lying lips are an ABOMINATION to the Lord but they that deal truly are his delight”. Where is our righteous indignation with all the lies that we are being fed every day. I say, let’s start calling those talkshows and making a fuss about those lying politician, lawyers, religious and other leaders.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 6, 2012

      @ Anonymous

      You should keep quiet for you do not know the difference in godliness, morality and immorality. Homosexuality is another anti-social behavior. You may be one of those who practice it. What you are insinuating is that no one should speak against immorality and let the country go to pot, so-to-speak? For you and those who practice it, it is one-way, that you can promote it but those who oppose it must say nothing and accept it. As Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “If we say nothing, even the stones will cry out.”
      Homosexual practice warrants the wrath of God. It is the height of immorality. It does not assist humanity in any way. People/souls can go to Hell for practicing this evil.
      The Church has a right to speak up against it; likewise Christians who make up the Church. It is a mandate from God to speak against whatever is evil and hopefully try to correct it. If they keep quiet, they will be encouraging sin and equally guilty of it.
      A punishment awaits those who practice this abomination, those who legislate it, condone it, approve of it, applaud it and encourage others in this sinfulness. It includes those who refuse to pay heed and change with primarily the help of God. Do not expect the Church/Christians of all to keep quiet on this intrinsic evil behavior. Those who practice it will also lure youths into it. It is harmful to those who practice it and to their souls. This is how evil it is and how much it highly offends God who did not create this evil behavior.

      • stg
        September 6, 2012

        You quote god & justice as though it is an excepted right and use it to condemn other people’s actions when it is your ‘learned family behaviour ‘bigotry.
        Not so many generations ago our parents were forced to adopt this Christianity by white people whose ancestors were tortured in the Middle Ages to follow the book religions. This is similar in Islamic and other ‘book’ religions history. These religions have only been around for a few thousand years and stole most of their content from ancient religions and those who studied the stars who gave us virgin birth, December 25th, Resurrection of the sun (son), 12 disciples, etc. etc. The 10 commandments are still etched in stone in the temple of Luxor in Egypt (Thousands of years before the bible).
        Therefore this stance is based on a falsehood and should not be used to judge humans beings that may choose to love one another regardless of gender, race or family brainwashing as long as they do not hurt other people.
        Instead of this dangerous sect –like behaviour, Dominica needs to get out of the Victorian age and clean up its act. Stop selling passports to criminals and selling UN votes to the highest bidder. Dominicans deserve better and should walk with a clear conscience in our beautiful Isle.

  63. nogit
    September 6, 2012

    Simeon Joseph has been engaged as the point persons but the problem is much bigger than we first thought. Consequently, I had given instructions that we should look at bringing in two other individuals to work along with him,” he said.
    ARE YOU SERIOUS WHO ARE THE OTHER TWO PERSONS.WE KNOW SIMEON IS ONE, WHO ARE THE OTHER TWO..

    • jim and Bob
      September 6, 2012

      The two men from the Cruise ship.. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • mimi
        September 7, 2012

        classical! :lol: :lol:

    • jim and Bob
      September 6, 2012

      They do say it takes one to know one…. so BRING IN DE EXPERTS!! :lol: :lol:

      • Michie
        September 10, 2012

        You’ve got that right. smdh!

  64. Is that self
    September 6, 2012

    hope all you doh bring no more perverted questionaire like the one they had from that sick woman there. Hope is experts all you have dealing with people children

    • bwa kwaieb
      September 6, 2012

      Subjecting children to sexually explicit questionnaire can create anti social behavior. Who explains to these kids what they’re being asked? What mother would allow any government to demand this from their kids? You all just allowing all these idiots in the ministry to do whatever they want. Does ST.Jean have a pHD in child psychology or anyone on that panel have a PHD in any field related to children? There are no experts in that ministry. The only thing they are experts in is BS. If I had a child that brought home a question like this I would sue the government!

      • Justice and Truth
        September 7, 2012

        Someone started it. Would it be the United Nations or the World Health Organization who go to the small islands, indoctrinate them and offer them advice as planned parenthood? I do not put it past them. Who invited them and asked them anyway? They took it upon themselves. They are spoiling the islands, namely some nationals and the children.

    • i back you
      September 6, 2012

      Dem Government officials don’t have anything to do with tax payers money. Square pegs in round holes, jobs for the boys even if they are not qualified. This young lady with the sex questionaire some time ago tramautised the little 11, 12 and 13 year old with her erotic, sensual, perverted questions. Now this!!! oh, When will they ever learn? Or, will they EVER!! Mr. Minister for education, what kind of education are you giving to our children?

  65. Rule
    September 6, 2012

    Is St Jean implying that people who exhibit homosexual tendencies will be arrested?
    Why do we need three individuals on a payroll to investigate defiant behavior?

    • ideal
      September 6, 2012

      but what are they going to do with (they say) the
      homosexuals are the going to make them straight, arrest, or expel them we need to know where they go from here.

    • kim
      September 6, 2012

      What is “defiant behavior” and is the minister talking about both men and women. What form is the investigation going to take? according to government they have no but they are going to hire people to do what?????????

  66. nonesense
    September 6, 2012

    Truthfully this is just a sad Bligh. I am always saddened by the thinking of my people. I agree that yes, violence and other delinquent behavior should be addressed at schools and around island. As we have seen there has been an upserge in the number of crimes committed by the youth of the country. However, homosexuality is not because of poor parenting. And people should educate themselves to understand that homosexuality refers to same sex relationships. Not only men but women. There is this doublestandard in this country that its ok for women to do it but not men. Rubbish. Stop being hypocrites. Everyone sins. What makes their sin different from yours. Does God hats them for being attracted to the same sex, and love you for lying to your friends, for stealing. For fighting, smoking, having sex with another persons lover. People like who they like, and no amount of interference will change that. Scaring them and shoneing them will only make them do it behind the doors. Which many of them do. Accept people for who they are and stop this division.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 6, 2012

      @ nonesense

      The word is ‘nonsense.’ From the beginning, the word homosexual refers to men. Men who practice it were the first ones who made the world aware of it since they decided to inform the world about it. Then those women followed suit as those men.
      Women who practice this are called lesbians. I assume it is easier to use the word homosexual which not only refers to such men.
      I got this from the Research site:

      homosexual adj. Of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation to persons of the same sex.n. A homosexual person; a gay man or a lesbian.

      You are assuming that people think it is OK for women to practice this intrinsic behavior. It is all in your mind. It is also not OK.
      You should not compare this intrinsic behavior to other sins. All sins are not one and the same. All sins will not receive the identical punishment.
      Do not look at the sins of others or make such comment. When souls stand before God for their judgment, He will not be asking them about the sins of others but theirs, if they die in their sins.
      People could try to tolerate this behavior but should never accept it. Note the difference in the words “tolerate” and “accept.” Acceptance means that they condone it.
      Get this straight. The entire world will never accept it because it is an evil, sinful practice. It goes against the Law of God and His plans for humanity between one man and one woman to marry and procreate.
      People have a mind of their own. Democratic governments will not have them arrested or sent to jail. A worst punishment awaits them for all eternity where they will never escape from. After all is said against it, those who do not want to change or to do something about changing will bear the eternal consequence. The manner in which people live – ‘make up their bed’, it is the same way they will lie in it. As the saying, “It will be their funeral.”

      • just commenting
        September 6, 2012

        stop being so ignorant homosexual is a word which consist of to parts homo which means same and sexual which mean relating to sex so shut your damn mouth.

      • REALLY??????????
        September 6, 2012

        Oh! Here we go again with the fire and brimstone religious rubbish. Here we go with the feeble minded man attempting once again to become god by speaking for god. God is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient (look these up if you don’t know what they mean) and by virtue of that, he surely does not need humanity to speak for him.

        Shall I remind you bible-thumpers that this is the same Christianity that told you it was OK for the white man to enslave you, rape your women, demonize your cultural identity and religions which came from the motherland? And here you are, using the same tools to demonize those others just because they are built different than you, in much the same way you were oppressed. Shame, shame shame…

        It is clear to me that you have been brainwashed and you have internalized the hatred that was brought to you under the guise of god and godliness. That my friend is the true evil of which you have made yourself part and parcel. LGBT rights equal human rights! Emancipate yourself from mental slavery!

  67. Anonymous
    September 6, 2012

    it is all about education……children are born with no bad ideas. It only come from what they see front of them, hear, or when they feel no matter what they do is the same…i.e the child can easily be raised when he or she see the difference between good and evil, acceptable and awkward, etc… they inherently ready to be taught the difference and of course the consequences. so i believe it’s our role now to show them the way….no guarantees though but you do you job then you can relax because every society have deviants….

  68. REALLY??????????
    September 6, 2012

    Excuse me? So now homosexuality is being grouped in with violence and deviant behavior? This is just another example of Dominica’s religious based antiquated thinking. Do you honestly think that suppressing something is going to make it go away? I really think some of you people need ot have your head examined.

    Are boys in school rapping buys? Are girls rapping other girls? If now, then where is the violence coming into a discussion about a person’s sexuality? I dare say that the lack of viable outlets and understanding (none judgmental) environments for young people to sort out their sexuality and other adolescent issues, is what is causing them to act out because of sheer frustration. The two are not mutually exclusive.

    Shame on you minister and shame on Dominica, what you should be doing is investing in counselors and other medically certified professionals who are NOT connected to any religious diatribe or denomination, to be available to these kids and help them understand, talk about, and work through what is going to be the most difficult time of their human development whether they identify as LGBT youth or not.

    • notabiblethumper
      September 6, 2012

      I agree with you 100%

  69. jay
    September 6, 2012

    Mr st jean i think you should be more concerned about the students performance and the availability of the necessary resources need in the schools such as labs, computers etc

  70. bigmack
    September 6, 2012

    However St Jean revealed this week that because deviance, misbehavior and homosexuality among the island’s students is a bigger problem than was imagined, two other individuals have been brought on board to assist JOSEPH! adding more fuel to the fire

  71. What....
    September 6, 2012

    Excuse me? So now homosexuality is being grouped in with violence and deviant behavior? This is just another example of Dominica’s religious based antiquated thinking. Do you honestly think that suppressing something is going to make it go away? I really think some of you people need ot have your head examined.

    Are boys in school rapping buys? Are girls rapping other girls? If now, then where is the violence coming into a discussion about a person’s sexuality? I dare say that the lack of viable outlets and understanding (none judgmental) environments for young people to sort out their sexuality and other adolescent issues, is what is causing them to act out because of sheer frustration. The two are not mutually exclusive.

    Shame on you minister and shame on Dominica, what you should be doing is investing in counselors and other medically certified professionals who are NOT connected to any religious diatribe or denomination, to be available to these kids and help them understand, talk about, and work through what is going to be the most difficult time of their human development whether they identify as LGBT youth or not.

  72. Huckle B
    September 6, 2012

    The kids are troubled and have issues, maybe even bored. Put some trained Guidance Counsellors in the schools. Thats a start.

  73. bwa kwaieb
    September 6, 2012

    Homosexuality isn’t an issue. People are different. Human beings are created in a way that isn’t properly represented in that old book the bible. Yes I said it’s old and creates nothing but division and hate. There’s no all loving god that would hate someone who choses to be with the same sex. The bible is filled with vengeance and hate coated with the appearance of love and acceptance. I believe there’s a creator but this view of what and who the creator is has been deliberately sabotaged for the success of MEN (males). I bet many of you think jesus and god is a white man. I’m sure you’ve never questioned why would a creator of the earth would be of one ethnic group. All those idols and religious beliefs in the church creates desception and intolerance. Being an uninformed neanderthal in charge of children is much worse than being gay.

    What you men in Dominica need to do is learn how to appreciate your women and children. The males in DA are the number one reason for children behaving anti socially and violent in the schools. The absence of those deadbeats subtracts valuable reassurance, love and quality care for many children in DA. They are forced to look for that from their busy mothers who work two to three jobs to support not only their children but extended families as well. Mr St Jean why don’t you ensure that all parents contribute to their children’s lives? I was born and raised in Dominica and never have my guardians ever taught me to hate anyone. No one in my family is gay and even if I was my family wouldn’t alienate me because of my choices. Homosexuality isn’t a problem. It’s those insufferable men in DOminica that’s the issue like you ST jean!

    • bwa kwaieb
      September 6, 2012

      Dominican parents beat their kids mercilessly. Top psychologists have in fact determined that this type of punishment creates anti social behavior in children. Embarrassing your child in front of their peers also creates anti social behavior, not providing reassurance creates anti social behavior, children drinking sugar water for breakfast whilst the prime minister building palace creates anti social behavior. Children living in shanty’s with cockroaches and mice in it creates anti social behavior because they’re unable to bring their friends over. Most of the time they will stay by themselves when they don’t have recess money or recess. All their friends eating and they don’t have to eat. Yes these are just some of the instigators of anti social behavior. You all keep just talking a whole bunch of nothing. I swear all these ministers need to go get a descent education. They remind of those republican tea party people. Primitive mind creates primitive thoughts!

      • Ebeh
        September 6, 2012

        Well said.

      • Devoted Dominicain
        September 6, 2012

        @bwa kwaieb
        This point is ludacris, i grew up under thses conditions and many other people of my generation and we turned out just fine. We need to bring back the morals on which we grew up up< teach our kids to share a we ourselves need to remember what sharing is.
        This biggest problem with our current society is that we have become very selfish.
        Get away from these stupid political comments in order for our society move forward. Smh

      • bwa kwaieb
        September 6, 2012

        @Devoted DOminican.

        Who determines whether you’re not anti social? You? Because you’re an expert right? You’re not just fine and I bet if you were to go to a well noted TOP expert psychologist they’ll find that you have issues. Teach our kids to ‘share” is your solution? Dominican children share. Selfishness creates anti social kids? What political comments have I made here. I calling it as it is without even referring to a political affiliation yet I’m political. Maybe if you didn’t live under these conditions you probably have focused more in school so you could have understood what I said.

      • GSS School leaver
        September 6, 2012

        You are right, most of these ministers need a decent education; especially the Minister of Education. Once I looked at the man reading a speech somebody wrote for him on news, and not even that he could do properly. SMH. They are just in these positions uselessly.

  74. 4progress
    September 6, 2012

    I just hope Mr St Jean has a big budget and the time to address these huge complicated “issues”.

    I think he will find he also needs cross-party, parents and expert input to even start dealing with the problem

  75. Reader
    September 6, 2012

    Yawnnnnn! Ah force I does get vex with their task force business. Let’s face it: we will provide some form of stipend to three individuals to serve on a committee to come back and tell us things we already know, perhaps with recommendations we already know then we will hold a press conference and tuck the report away. Yawnn!

    • lightbulb
      September 6, 2012

      Exactly, they will not accept that pumping Grammar School beyond 500 students now heading towards to 1000 was a failed policy.

  76. topi
    September 6, 2012

    What a lame (no, bad) excuse to put more cronies on the task force.

  77. Francis Chicago
    September 6, 2012

    Religion should be a subject at school that their understanding be enlightened that they may known what is the hope of his calling and what is the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints” Ephesians:1:18.

    • Serious Times
      September 6, 2012

      Which religion…Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam? Then what denomination or form: (Christianity: Catholism, Protestant, Baptist); (Buddhism: Theravada, Mahayana); (Hinduism: Shaivism, Shaktism, Vaishnavism, Sauram, or Smartism); (Islam: Sunni or Shia)? Get the drift?

      • Francis Chicago
        September 6, 2012

        I guarantee you all of this above will be against the lifestyle of homosexuality only one God God of Isaacs Abraham and Jacob the heavenly Father.

      • Justice and Truth
        September 11, 2012

        @ Serious Times

        It is sad times and ungodly ones, acceptance of immorality as homosexuality and same sex marriage.
        Pertaining to religion, if you are a baptized Christian and a practicing one, you should know which religion. You do not have to be told. You should also know how the other so-called religions came about and when. Godly graces and enlightenment will enable you to discern this. Do your research and pray to God for this enlightenment.

      • Patrick J.
        September 22, 2012

        Smartism!

    • JO
      September 6, 2012

      That”s what private religious schools are for

    • Justice and Truth
      September 7, 2012

      @ Francis

      I note that some people object to your Those who stand up for the truth will get them. No matter! writing. They are probably godless ones and those who practice this abomination. They cannot change a thing, nothing that God has ordained until the end of time to eternity.

      • Justice and Truth
        September 7, 2012

        :oops: ‘your writing.’

  78. Roseau
    September 6, 2012

    Well this is a very serous problem we have among our boys. We first have to find out where it is that they got these ideas from and who if anyone it is that is encouraging them in such deviant activities.
    Is it greed, poverty, low-self esteem, peer presure, or monkey see monkey do!!??
    I mean how can a parent see their little boy or girl bring home a pair of shoes or a bicyle that they did not buy and don’t asked any questions as to where he got it?? The minister have to look to the parents and talk to them harshly.
    I hope these causes are found out soon and tackled with all force.

    • REALLY??????????
      September 6, 2012

      Some of you folks are such idiots. Being Gay has nothing ot do with wanting for a blackberry, Levise Jeans or Nikey Shoes. If I don’t have it in me to be gay there is NO way on this earth i would let a man ride my behind just because I want things I cannot afford. And if I did, that would make me a prostitute, noe necessarily gay! Stop the idiotic thinking.

      • Anonymous
        September 6, 2012

        You are the idiot now. There are gay men and there are men who have sex with men and women. There are many young men having sex with men for material gain but they are not gay. If you do not know that then you are sadly uninformed. Do not let your quick defence of gays blind you from the truth, THERE ARE GAY MEN AND THERE ARE MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN FOR MATERIAL GAIN.

  79. tiny
    September 6, 2012

    same with hetorosexual behivour amoung teens….the parents are at fault….

    • September 9, 2012

      Hello when a parent send his or her child to church to be an altar boy and the Catholic priest take them in another room in the church and sexually abuse them, are you saying that the parents are at fault also?.

  80. Piper
    September 6, 2012

    Is St. Jean also concerned about heterosexual activities among school aged children? How about teenage pregnancy? Is that OK?

    • bwa kwaieb
      September 6, 2012

      I know right? What about all those bus drivers molesting and harassing people children? Useless people create useless task forces!

    • Robyn
      September 6, 2012

      Good point.

    • papa
      September 6, 2012

      How about teenage pregnancy what? Supervise your girls, that’s not St. Jean job to do

  81. powil pa
    September 6, 2012

    STUPES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  82. tiny
    September 6, 2012

    it is horyfying…. the amount of parents who appear on shows like the steve wilkos show to give their boyfrind a polygrath test to know wether they have inappropriately touched thier kids….kids as young as four years old……the men always fail th test

    this is very very common people…..develop a relationship with your kids….spend quality time with your kids…

    dont have kids if you have no patience

    bad parenting is the problem

    • tiny
      September 6, 2012

      and for those who are just gay….who are just attracted to the same sex and have not been abused ……hey some peope are born severely brain damage …so being gay is not the worst thing in life…..just live a celibate life and ask God to give you the strengh to do so

      • Justice and Truth
        September 6, 2012

        @ tiny

        You are correct. They have recourse to God. As Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “For people all things are impossible but with God nothing is impossible.” He can change them if they are willing to give up that lifestyle.
        Some of them turn their life around and become heterosexuals. They can only do this with the help of God, through godly counseling. I know there are certain religious groups especially in the U.S. who help them. I have heard some of them give their testimony on Eternal Word Television and Radio (EWTN).

    • SAY
      September 6, 2012

      No , I can’t believe I actually gave Tiny a thumbs up. You see, I do read the posts irrespective of who posts them. Great job Tiny…tee hee hee

  83. tiny
    September 6, 2012

    oopss blame…..

    there should be a 1 child policy like china….and people need to prove that they are capable of parenting a child……..

    bossing a child around and intimidating a child is not parenting….beating a child like an animal is not parenting…..

    • Devoted Dominicain
      September 6, 2012

      good point Tiny, i couldn’t agree with you more. We need to stop having kids and forgetting to raise them. Providing food, clothing and shelter is what we call providing for our kids. we need to learn to take the time from our day to spend time with our kids< correcting them and making them feel appreciated. Stop going home on you blackberry messenger and facebook looking at people business and ignoring your kids. stop bring work at home or staying at the office late doing work that can be done some other time and leavng your kids unsupervised or with a grandparents or babysitters who wont be able the job that only biological parents can do best.

      Lets get back to raising our kids and quit blaming everyone else for our problems when we are the main protagonists.

  84. tiny
    September 6, 2012

    i blaqme parentssssssssssssssss

    do theyeducat their kids….thier 4 year old sons and daughters are being sexually abused by their father… step father mother’s boyfreind …….or their ten year olds you name it……they know nothing about whats going on in thier chld’s life………

    these boys later go on to experiment with other men because that is what happened to them

  85. Channel 1
    September 6, 2012

    Get rid of all these decadent filthy behaviours from these children!!

    • .
      September 7, 2012

      How?

  86. Patience
    September 6, 2012

    I expected a reduction there as the school was closed for the summer holiday. LOL

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