Blackmoore rubbishes alleged police report

Blackmoore said the report is 100 percent faulty

National Security Minister, Rayburn Blackmoore, has rubbished an alleged report from a review of the police force in Dominica which appears to paint a damning picture of Police Chief Daniel Carbon and his deputy Davidson Valerie.

Last year, Blackmoore announced that Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force (CDPF) was under review to assess its functional capabilities and to determine the way forward. He said it was being done by Colonel Jamie Ogilvie of the Jamaica Police Force and a report was expected to be submitted by the end of January 2018.

Last week a report surfaced which according to sources was Ogilvie’s report and it painted a “damning” picture of the Chief of Police and his Acting Deputy, saying that the should “demit office in the public’s interest.”

But according to Blackmoore the contents of Ogilvie’s report were not what surfaced recently.

“The government made it public that a functional review has been done on the police force and that report is not going to be a secret document,” he told state-owned DBS Radio. “And I can say that once the contents have been analyzed, what needs to be done will be done and we will make a determination as how we move forward.”

He explained that to come out to the public without fully reading the report “would have been totally irresponsible.”

Blackmoore pointed out that what he read of the alleged report, it is a “contorted and false fabrication and is 100 percent inaccurate.”

“The important thing is to ensure that we do what we have to do as a government and as a country to ensure that we have a police force that is responsive to the needs of the public because the police department is accountable to the public and we have to do everything possible to ensure that the public trust and confidence is restored between the public and the public,” he said.

He stated that in a civilized country, all relevant arms of the government must be fully functional and the police force is no exception.

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77 Comments

  1. LangSal
    February 15, 2018

    Who we need as dominica’s top cop is captain robinson of de united nations, aka robo; a dam good example who can straighten up this corrupt dept.

  2. JA police
    February 13, 2018

    LIE they LYING. Blackmomo na easy na.

  3. Doh watch me
    February 12, 2018

    Its about time someone else sees the corrupt nature of the DPF. Its ok to take into consideration the cries of the Jamaican authorities, but a dominican’s cry is louder. Amidst the “lack of police training resources” that plagues our progress, the attitude of dominican policemen is discriminatory, full of lies, immature, discreditive of a dominican’s constitutional rights, and Daniel Carbon is the least to blame. The legal system is filled with cons that only move a finger when they personally feel it is right according to their own personal views. Not the views of the written Constitution. Many times I have had to contend with the police in Dominica where others were suitable to be charged, and because of status, prejudice, greed, religious views and discrimination, the truth never gets to be executed in such a manner as to restore the wrong done. They are like a pack of free citizens who can chose to turn a blind eye to crime when it suits them for friends or family also. Morale…

  4. Peter Thomas
    February 12, 2018

    You can full some people sometime but you can’t full all the people all the blackmore is just a matter of time you guys came in office by deception and continue to govern under deception all that to shall come to pass

    • Me
      February 14, 2018

      The word is “fool” Peter. Believe me, to full people is invariably more painful than to fool them.

  5. Mahaut
    February 11, 2018

    It a Fool’s Paradise we have in Dominica wei! He who knows not and he knows not that he knows not , is a fool.
    look zer zer that going on my land.

  6. LangSal
    February 10, 2018

    As a cop rayburn blackmore was incompetent & did you people really expect him to be a competent minister?

  7. My Two Cents In
    February 10, 2018

    The Dominica government should have requested that the police force be evaluated by an international reputable police standardized and accrediting police agency that most governments in the world respect and take advice from, rather than having a police officer who may or may not been acting in his country’s police duties to evaluate the police force. An approved police agency should do the evaluation, not an individual or someone representing a country. Countries may add on police duties to the standardized international police rules to adapt to their country, so a person representing a country may try to impose what they know about their country duties on another country where those add on rules do not apply.

  8. impartial
    February 10, 2018

    Mr. Blackmoore’s statement is gratuitous and inutile. It would have been much better as minister of National Security to articulate the position of his Government as it relates to law and order. The prudent approach is to have a strategy based on a paradigm recommended by an institution with credible success. Our ministers of Government explanation of anything is gimcrack. If you do not have all the facts, why bother go on the radio with a smattering account of the report and your words are so enigmatic.I think it is about time now that we have competent leaders.

  9. Mrs Malaprop
    February 10, 2018

    DNO

    The entire government needs to return to school. We cannot continue to tolerate such terrible grammar and double entendres. Fake, fake, fake English.

    • Me
      February 11, 2018

      Our government is an international embarrassment.

  10. UKDominican
    February 10, 2018

    I have seldom heard such nonsensical, unintelligent double talk in my life. According to Blackmoore the report is a “contorted and false fabrication”. A fabrication in this context would be be a lie, an untruth, a made-up story, so logically speaking a false fabrication would be the truth?
    And: “…we must ensure that the public trust and confidence is restored between the public and the public”. Did he really say that? Notwithstanding the mangled grammar, he is is confirming here that the public has not trust in the police force….or do I read that wrong?

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      February 10, 2018

      UKDominican, You seem to know too much damn English. Read over your comment, especially the last line…..

      • LangSal
        February 10, 2018

        its ALWAYS idiots like u @ NOT contribute, but criticize. SMH, grown up calling yourself kid on de block! Maybe if you get your … of de block you would be better off zeazea

      • Johnnie Boy
        February 11, 2018

        Kid on the block can’t you see these are just typographical errors in the last line of UK Dominican

  11. Patience
    February 10, 2018

    Black, you are on national radio. Responding to what you claim to be an untrue report that is circulating, but the real report you have recieved you have not read it thoroughly and you cantor say much about it? Is this damage control or making yourself look like an A++. We are so used of your bra rabbit stories

  12. dissident
    February 10, 2018

    Blackmore sounds like he defending his personal estate or something……of course this means that you are in total disagreement with the report of the senior RSS officer the PM appears to have a lot of faith in…..
    Dominica could definitely do better with a police chief in the likes of ogilville….. I think that the guy did a great job and worked honestly…..
    Honestly I think Blackmore took this report as a knockout to himself personally and as national security minister……
    It appears to my little mind that there is war going on in the DLP….. This report sticking DLP deep where most of de public will never get to see…….. but let me tell all you……. It hurting dem bad bad!!!

    Is a good thing ogilville and se opposition wasn’t seeb smiling together!!!!…….dlp was keeping all it’s card’s close to it chest!!!!!!!

    Look bowdell!!!!!!!!!

  13. Arthur
    February 10, 2018

    This country needs new leaders. Its up to Dominicans to stop allowing themselves to be bought off at election time. You get who you vote for.

    • LangSal
      February 10, 2018

      & u said it right, because all de DLP have to do is offer FREE money, FREE food, FREE rentals, FREE passage tickets, & De DLP will win again. Its SAD to say, but our ppl LOVE MYSERY!

  14. John
    February 10, 2018

    He should do like Trump and call it “Fake News”. When you disagree with a report just call it Fake News.

  15. Rock
    February 10, 2018

    Man you say it is false SO WHERE IS THE REAL REPORT !!!! boss man you people need to be get out of there.. so the people of Dominica don’t have a right to know what the report saying ??? They place was looted to the bone… that gov is sick and the people that support that government are sick also

  16. Jubal
    February 10, 2018

    Mr. Blackmore u can used all fancy word, your administration can cover Daniel Carbon how all u want but it will go down as the worst Chief of Police in the history of Dominica. Also its the worst state of national security Dominica has ever seen. So go ahead play politics cover up Daniel Carbon wickedness and incompetency. The longer Daniel Carbon stay there the worst for Dominica and the worst for the commonwealth of dominicca

  17. Da
    February 10, 2018

    A country gets the Government it deserves .
    For so many years the Patriots have been ringing the bells of incompetence and still Dominicans are burying their heads in the sand hoping that some Savior is going to come on a big white horse to save their land!
    My people , we have to take the mantle and remove these lazy , self promoting and useless guys .

  18. Former Police
    February 10, 2018

    Blackmore should have been fired as Minister of National Security or be asked to resign. The National Security mechanism failed miserably during and after Hurricane Maria. The buck must stop with the Minister. Not only should the top brass of the Police force vacate their positions but Mr. Blackmore should be gone also. Only in Dominica can their be such a major breach in National Security and people are still in positions sitting comfortably

    • Leroy Registe
      February 10, 2018

      I am not there to prevent anyone to hold their anger, however, this is an important evaluation. At the conclusion of every report there is room for improvement. This report truly shows that Dominica police force need repairs. However it cannot be done by reaping each others neck, I am a Dominican I have background in all areas of police mater, every time I come home I see where our police officer are not ready for any type of police emergencies, they are lack of preparedness in case of emergency whether it is man made or natural disaster. I had the opportunity to speak with a top officer, during our conversation I mentioned to him our police officers are not ready for their safety and others in an case of an emergency. For example,” I said if the electricity go off there is no way the police officer can provide safety for themselves or others, why because they do not have a simple police flashlight incase of emergency, soon after hurricane Maria, so you see there is work to…

    • February 10, 2018

      well stated comrade

  19. anonymous2
    February 10, 2018

    Blackmore is Skerritt number 2. How people can vote for these guys time and time again and expect a different result is beyond me.

    • LangSal
      February 10, 2018

      Simple; because when they are fed with little money they give the X. If you want to be in a position of power in DOMINICA all you have to do is spread a few dollars around & you become PM

      • Paul Rossnof
        February 14, 2018

        That is true and that’s why I say they deserve everything they get…

  20. Pioneer
    February 10, 2018

    Boy only in Dominica. That police chief must be holding some serious cards off the table. But then again is the people I blaming eh. The government can only do to them what they are willing to tolerate.
    In any other country if you had such a breakdown in national security such as this, the top brass would have been long gone. Hey, enjoy all you sewo…

    • LangSal
      February 10, 2018

      Not to mention; have their pensions taken away too eh

  21. February 9, 2018

    NUWPFebruary 9, 2018

    I will only say to you “thank you”! Your #4 thumbs up is mine, but pay no attention to those who are thumbing you down; they are simply showing their weakness in accepting the Truth, which is opened and wide every day. SMH!!!

  22. Iamanidiot
    February 9, 2018

    Blackmore you said the report is 100% false, but there are some truth in the story regarding what I read. So you saying that it’s 100% false is a lie, if you’d say 70% id say ok, but the report was not 100% false.

  23. Dowad
    February 9, 2018

    I always knew that these barbarians will refute the report. Go ahead you thugs, your days are numbered.

    • LangSal
      February 10, 2018

      How dare you disrespect barbarians like that yo?

      • LangSal
        February 10, 2018

        Those things are way beneath barbarians

  24. Ras
    February 9, 2018

    As I indicated in a comment on the DNO story about the “alleged report” referred to here, the story first appeared in the blog masinthecemetery.com since last week- 2nd February to be exact! That blog continues to spread fake news almost entirely critical of Prime Minister Skerrit and others associated with him – in and out of government! And it isn’t strange that a “Clint Lowe” is the name (assumed of course) of the purported investigative reporter responsible for writing the stories. At least we know exactly who Kenneth Rijock is (we’ve seen photos of him and we’ve read about him)!
    What is more disturbing however is that DNO would reproduce that story almost verbatim!!!

  25. Dave Bertrand
    February 9, 2018

    Let them continue to bury their heads in the sand.

    • ur buddy
      February 11, 2018

      Dave Matrucootou ,Nina Bonita 1981 done estas en Inglaterra?

  26. I Must Admit
    February 9, 2018

    Blackmore in damage control mood you realize Skerrit has not said a thing? how irresponsible of them! The alleged report has been in circulation since Monday and only now Blackmore trying to say something? Why tonight Blackmore, at the midnight hour? I guess all you realize some more intelligent people from the DIASPORA came down for the carnival so all you trying to keep them in the dark. Not me all you fooling

    • February 10, 2018

      Blackmore and his Government can never keep the Diaspora in the dark because they are on top of things, The report is just and they must take it seriously Blackmore knows what is at play and should stand up to his boss and others that use the Police Department as a branch of Government, thy knew all along what was wrong with in the police force they are embarrassed that an outsider had to come and tell them, so now the Public is a where of what is in the report Blackmore is trying to spin the content of the report, our POLICE FORCE needed to be revamped so just do it.

  27. mine
    February 9, 2018

    Why would this report made to the public. This was a political move.

    • Paul Rossnof
      February 10, 2018

      The only political moves in DA are orchestrated by Skerrit, Astaphan and some of the Purple Turtle cabal.

  28. JJW
    February 9, 2018

    8-O BThe Minister speaks like a 15 year old that is trying to describe a book for his first time. If he is a member of Government and also acting Prime Minister at times, the island is doomed.

    He cannot even explain what he wants to say far-less to describe what he doesn’t want to say.

    Sad

    • LangSal
      February 15, 2018

      In de words of skero the magnificent; lmmfao, ” blackmore; moose boi, has no authority, im de only 1 to appoint, &disappoint.” aka, blackmore u r nobody!

  29. We Not Real
    February 9, 2018

    Well Blackmore just put out the report so all could see. Outside of that I believe the report I saw online

  30. Roy Williams
    February 9, 2018

    A report will be made public, but when. I cannot see the Government making that report public anytime soon, because of the reactions of the top brass in the police force. With elections within a year or two, Carbon just about facing retirement, knowing Roosevelt, he needs the cooperation of his top brass, therefore any recommendations to fire either, Carbon, Mills, Valarie or Skeritt’s top boys, will be put on hold until after the next general Elections, should he win.

    • We Not Real
      February 9, 2018

      @ Roy, they will make the report public after they do their homework. Right now they busy doing their homework off course with their deep pockets. I expect them to call the Jamaican and offer him a very good gift though their damage control officers, so he could make a few changes with his signature. They will call this one the Blackmore Memo lol

    • February 10, 2018

      That is exactly what is going to take place, the report in the public is factual the one Blackmore claim will be put out at a later date is FAKE it will be a water down version of the facts.

      In any case during the CANIVAL SEASON every one should adhered to the Police guidelines and have a wonderful time .

  31. Maria
    February 9, 2018

    Blackmore needs to be investigated, he is the Minister of National Security and the security apparatus of the state failed, the police is under Blackmore’s mandate so he should not be the one to commission an investigation of an institution that he is in charge of.
    What if it was the Minister who ordered the police to take no action because the looters were his party’s supporters? Remember Blackmore said on DBS Radio that he had no problem with the looting of food but they should not have taken appliances. Only a public inquiry will get to the bottom of that crap.

  32. Jah Kal
    February 9, 2018

    Blackmore Blackmore u just a f time will tell Dominican please open u all eye .

  33. Jonathan Y St Jean
    February 9, 2018

    Are you kidding me?Blackmoore says “to come out to the public without reading the report would have been totally irresponsible”. Guess what Blackmoore, you just did, you said so in your own words that you are irresponsible.Why didn’t you just keep your big mouth shut instead of selling yourself short as irresponsible.I’m waiting to see what you and Skerritt do, since you had promised to replace the police chief but Skerritt shot you down.Let the pappy show continue

    • NUWP
      February 9, 2018

      Is English hard for u to understand? Or u have a problem in reading? Ask Pappy to help you read and understand before u open ur brain and type this garbage u just posted.

      • Paul Rossnof
        February 10, 2018

        Look, not everybody can be as smart as you are, otherwise we would have no opposition at all in Dominica. You get my drift…? You are one sad individual.

      • LangSal
        February 15, 2018

        & Allu wonder y UWP has POOR leadership, & can NEVER win de election? Don’t get me wrong, Im NOT a fan of de DLP, But dat type of rhetoric is what is keeping the UWP DOWN

    • February 9, 2018

      Thought u could read jonathan.

  34. NUWP
    February 9, 2018

    Honestly when i saw the report i didn’t even read it all to discover it was pure trash contained therein.

    First of all mr. Carbon is a well rounded police officer which command local regional and international respect hence i didn’t comment on the report

    But again dno published sensitive report about dominica police force without first asserting the facts, or making sure it have the views of at least one official of the force and quote him or her nor did they get clarification on the issue without publishing it

    Now what does this says about effective unbiased responsible journalism? It says one thing to me that i should not trust the media when i hear a story without first getting the facts of the case

    Some media houses in dominica feels the credibility of their profession means nothing to them

    Playing partisan politics to sensationalise issues to cause disbelief and distrust in our institutions is more of an achievement than to report facts. But we not sort

    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      February 9, 2018

      If Carbon is so well rounded as you say, why was Blackmoore going to replace him and Skerritt came forward to declare his full confidence in the puppet,Carbon?

    • Paul Rossnof
      February 9, 2018

      You are right and we knew all along we can not trust the likes of DBS, Kairi and GIS. They are all part of Skerrit propaganda and spin machine.

    • Toto
      February 9, 2018

      So Blackmoore, if it’s not a secret report publish he damned thing and end any speculation. The longer you wait the more we get the impression that the report contains things that are not complementary to our police force. Show us the evidence brother.

    • Neverson St jean
      February 10, 2018

      Do u have any idea what we’ll rounded means, especially when it comes to police and policing

      • dee
        February 14, 2018

        Nevo
        if you go dong Da now to see all dem police man and woman size you will realize what well rounded means when it comes to police .
        Somefing wrong man .
        As an X myself i was embarrassed man .
        Dare i ask if Police not cooking braff again ?
        Diet’s got a lot to do with leisure time .

  35. Ibo France
    February 9, 2018

    Almost everything to do with this government is shrouded in secrecy. Taxpayers money paid for the report but it would not see the light of day so it has to be leaked. If the government were above board, there would be no reason to leak anything. Government always use the convenient excuse that the findings are under review and have to be studied carefully before it can be released. This is only to buy time on the part of the government, hoping that the public interest in the relevant issue(s) would wane. It’s very conspicuous that the Police Force lacks leadership, focus, direction and competence. It can be compared to a rudderless ship. The top echelon of this critical institution was only selected because they are pliable. The Force is severely demoralized and in need of fresh personnel at the top to reinvigorate it and return some form of respect and confidence to this noble institution.

  36. Zor Sot
    February 9, 2018

    Welllll provide us with the real report…. Conveniently you have not said one word pertaining to what the report said……did it praise the police force???? Did it give recommendations????

    To dispel a lie, present the truth with supporting documents!!!

    Show us the receipts!!!!!!

  37. ??
    February 9, 2018

    It was a wast of time for DNO to post that BS in the first place. They did not verify the information. I find there is too much fake news being published by DNO. I guess they are so desperate to criticize the government they would post anything. DNO should be labeled as a tabloid rather than a news site. Too much gossip!

    • The Cord
      February 9, 2018

      So once a govt stooge say something is inaccurate…it is.is thats what u are telling us nincompoops? Dont you know its a fact that all politicians lie to save their face. So all the rest of ty e sources are inaccurate once the govt say so….my boy breathe some intelligence and regard what politicians say with grain of salt. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..u know what gives the report that surfaced son credibility…the details of the internal affairs at re force…the commissionr’s refusal to sign the crew passes from the MoNS, je living the SSU at Morne Bruce, what he told his officers….etc

      • February 9, 2018

        Should we belive what the oppossition stooges say? Why don’t u wait until the report is published so u can make a fair assessment?

    • Dominican
      February 9, 2018

      The government could easily resolve this by publishing the report. We are left to conclude that if it is complementary, they would not have hesitated in making its findings public. Yet, they have not done so. Why?

      • February 10, 2018

        Blackmore and his gang are trying to find a way to blame it on Linton and his party I wouldn’t put it pass them, but we all knew that the Police Force is corrupt and needs cleansing , but there are some good men/women who need out protection in that institution .

  38. jy
    February 9, 2018

    We need a change in leadership at all levels of govt in DA not just the police force.

    • NUWP
      February 9, 2018

      Change to put who? Thompson Lazy dunce ignorants Lennox and foolish Spraggs? What position will hogs hold? What ministry will Monel hold? What ministry Danny can hold if he can’t account for DAPEX BANKCROP AND COLAPS? Where will u put Lennox if the man don’t have the ability to keep a job anywhere in Dominica or abroad? Where will u put what u going to give Issac J who have that financial record? Sikiri don’t want to be in all u camp anymore BCUS reality sticking him real hard. Bazil we all know already. Barron couldn’t perform as a pal sec is not as a minister he can perform. A whole bunch of lazy unproductive guys in a party you want to run our country? Well u will live another 70 years before you see we Dominicans go back the the days of 1995-2000. We are happy we getting our salary before time and computer doesn’t break down. No high borrowing and tax on us. We are happy with our government so the minority won’t convince us. No way madam. Ok

      • Paul Rossnof
        February 10, 2018

        Change to put who, you asking. Don’t be so stupid man. I bet you I can easily find a few 15 year old college kits that could do a better job than your beloved PM and Co. An additional benefit would be that they would not defraud the country of its resources.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      February 9, 2018

      Starting with Lennox first

  39. RandyX
    February 9, 2018

    I was waiting for you to come up with a denial. This government and the police force is rotten to the core. Imagine there are written facts and that man is trying to tell us we are seeing a Fata Morgana. Only in Dominica!

    • Ras
      February 9, 2018

      So Randy allegations are facts? Then how come Linton has to pay Pinard- Byrnes for the allegation that he “siphoned money from the Layou River Hotel project?

      • Paul Rossnof
        February 10, 2018

        These are no allegations they are facts. You understands the meaning of facts as opposed to allegations. All you red guys start fancying yourself as little Astaphans nowadays. In reality you are all a thick as a plank of hardwood.

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