Fracas in Roseau

Curious onlookers on the scene
A bloodied Popone in police custody

An incident, which occurred earlier this afternoon, on the corner of Great Marlborough Street and Independence Street, has left a man, believed to be Donaldson Popone, in police custody.

Popene, according to eyewitnesses, was seen arguing with a sound-system operator, who would only refer to himself as ‘Hanif’, on the same corner moments before the two began fighting.

After initially hurling verbal insults at ‘Hanif’ over a song that was playing that he disliked, Popone proceeded to throw missiles in the direction and vicinity of the sound system.

According to ‘Hanif’, the resulting scuffle was broken up by police and perhaps due to Popone reluctance to adhere to the guidelines of the police, he was arrested and taken, bleeding, to the police lock-up

It is claimed that ‘Hanif’ walked down the street and warned a police officer of the man’s attitude and conduct. Realizing that Popone was about to pick up more bottles to throw at him, ‘Hanif’ acted quickly and hit him in the head with a stone.

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  1. anonymous
    July 19, 2011

    to all those pple dat saying negative things, things happen.pplemake mistakes. and to the personthat say his man will ail him, check urself because you maybe worse dan him. all man independence street and cork street in the buisness too. why you not talking about them. and how you so surehe doing anythin? it sounds like you wanted ur shre and you didnt get it.

  2. Anonymous
    July 18, 2011

    His boyfriend will bail him

  3. Island Gyal
    July 16, 2011

    Sowhat kind of Missile was he sending? Mister ready for Iraq or what?

  4. joe
    July 16, 2011

    we have a man in cuffs in the back of a police pickup??? not safe at all

    • H&S Rep
      July 17, 2011

      that’s a very good observation. it is something that i have mentioned over and over.

    • H&S Rep
      July 17, 2011

      very good observation. it is something that i have mentioned repeatedly. i hope when action is taken it is met with understanding.

  5. Gaza
    July 16, 2011

    moda pwel take that your fool

    • To The Editor
      July 17, 2011

      some intelligent comments don’t get posted but this one does ??

  6. greycat
    July 16, 2011

    boy mr. doh kno hanif b a mad sic dude when he on de grind hustling he better doh let us roseau environs man ketch he trying to mess wit we hustle

  7. No beef
    July 16, 2011

    Is that news worthy DNO? peeps on the outside are interested in news not this apparent highschool like drama leave that for local beff please we want to read stuff with impacton and significant to development even some local politics is necessary not this BS.I am looking to your not printing which is your haulmark or a comment,ADMIN:

    • let it b!
      July 16, 2011

      and? at least DNO showin u and u seein who the trouble makers r…just in case he happens 2 step on ur toe…then u will know wat 2 do…u never know…just saying

  8. Uncle Dildo
    July 16, 2011

    Those are the guys that need a serious arse whopping by the police. This one was smart enough not to resist even if he think he is a bad man. His time coming too. Somebody will daycarlay him one of those good days and he will go quiet. Its only a matter of time.

    • ?????????????
      July 16, 2011

      Speak peace, peace my son. The Lord wants us to be at peace with our fellowmen and to pray for our nation so we ourselves will be at peace. Speak life with your tongue. The tongue can speak life or death. Choose this day whom you may follow the Prince of Peace or the Prince of Destruction. Let the Lord Judge. What you say the Lord has too much on his account – Well he never asked that we do anything for him and he is ausome. He s great and Mighty. Ezekiel 18 tell us about our personal responsibility for our sins and we should watch and pray. We are quick to judge but we seem to forget that we were all born in sin. He is patient with us and we need to be patient with others and bring the words to them and if they ignore then the Lord will what he has to do when he has to do it. We should reprimand but not judge – correct and give Godly advice.

  9. Portsmouth I from
    July 15, 2011

    Skerrit Fault!!!

  10. Free Thinker
    July 15, 2011

    People must be respectful to others………when you fail to do so take what you get!!

  11. anonymus 2
    July 15, 2011

    he go by d right person…he mayb didnt know who he was dealin with, he dont know Hanif…Hanif do right ‘Kalbosay’ his damn head…2 miserable

  12. Anonymous
    July 15, 2011

    he go by d right person…he mayb didnt know who he was dealin with, he dont know Hanif…Hanif do right ‘Kalbosay’ his damn head…2 miserable

  13. Anonymous
    July 15, 2011

    I know Hanif…he didn’t know Hanif doesn’t play…he go by d wrong man n display his animal ways..Hanif do right ‘Kalbosay’his head…some man downright to ignorant…d man tryin to make his livin playin his songs he want 2 sell tryin to stay out of trouble and so u coming…damn miserable..dat is ppl dat just not content with their life and want to make other ppl miserable as well

  14. amused
    July 15, 2011

    & dat is news

  15. vip
    July 15, 2011

    this guy is maybe on some serious hard drug like marijuana but the police will get him clean from it with some hard kick and cuff at the police station where nobody will her him

    July 15, 2011

    IT`s just the begining of what is to come let no one take those small incidence as minor and not realized that we are siting on a time bomb so to speak” but the real thing will soon hit Dominica hard. THATS NOT A THREAT” my people. To my Brothers and sisters in authority now is the time to start a massive quality of life sweep of the entire country to send a clear message to all those involve in breaking the laws of our beautiful Island that the full force of the law will be applied. I am not an alarmis but lets be real the pot is boiling and boiling real fast please do something to stem the tide fellow Dominican I do not want to say “I TOLD YOU SO!” I hope I am wrong for the sake of my beloved Dominica. I will be watching.

  17. .
    July 15, 2011

    Really DNO, really….

    NO news in Dominica or what? Just to repoort a “fracas”

  18. Gazette feuille caco
    July 15, 2011

    Doesn’t the man have the right to play whatever type of music that suits him? What the heck is wrong with these people? Mr Hanif has every right to defend himself and his property against such hooligans.Next time be sure to mash up his grill completely

  19. old and sexy
    July 15, 2011

    so just now some people will even beat u when they see wat u eating

  20. proud dominica
    July 15, 2011

    we can always rely on a stone to help us out in a fight

  21. goshhh
    July 15, 2011

    wat is goin on with some pple now adays….
    aint the man free to play wat he want even if it does not suit ur style…Take wat u get ….

    • Lavie Dominique
      July 15, 2011

      Maybe they learning these behaviors from their leadership? Monkey see monkey do!

      • ?????????????
        July 16, 2011

        Hope no one is learning from your behaviour of being disrespectful. I do hope you have no siblings, children or other neighbours who look up to you. Then use your mouth wisely so they will imitate the specch of wisdom from you. Take heed that out of the mouth comes life and death and we must be respectful to our fellowmen.

    • No Name 2
      July 15, 2011

      In this case perhaps it is a matter of style. But many persons are blasting un-editied songs all day and ppl and thier children have to pass that day in day out. I dont mind Dancehall, Reggae, Zouk< Hip-Hop whatever..but have some discretion…#thatisall

      • Mother
        July 16, 2011

        I quite agree. Having lived in JA for a number of years and that is where dancehall was born, their Broadcasting Commission clamped down on radio stations playing hardcore songs and even bleeping out was a no-no. Then the authorities turned to cleaning up the music in the minibuses. There is a time and place for everything – we have to be mindful of what is happening in public space as we are not alone

  22. JDB
    July 15, 2011

    Wa shit I can play any music he want da man.

  23. Anonymous
    July 15, 2011

    Yes I! Wild wild west!

  24. Duress
    July 15, 2011

    Good let those who think they badder than bad let them pay.Fan boda yo.

  25. Anonymous
    July 15, 2011

    My mother always used to tell me, “who cannot hear must feel”

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