DNO back online after massive DDoS attack

ddosDominica News Online is back online after a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that crippled the site for a couple days.

A DDoS is a malicious attempt to make a server or a network resource unavailable to users by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources.

The attack began last Wednesday and measures were put in place to combat it. Our main page was up and running late Wednesday, into Thursday and we were able to post some stories on Thursday morning.

But the attackers seemed to have found a way around our measures and the site went down again on Thursday morning.

The reason for the attack and those behind it remain unknown, however the severity of the attack clearly shows that it was deliberately done and there are people out there who do not want DNO to be online.

Going forward we have put measures in place to protect the site from such attacks as much as possible.

We thank all our readers who called, sent messages via email, WhatsApp, Facebook and the like. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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95 Comments

  1. July 21, 2015

    Telemaqe I am not through with you yet, because you have done tremendous damage to my credibility on DNO and I will not stop until that futility of yours is rectified—I should have mentioned your name from the very beginning.

    And so the upper case input is my response to yours

    @Francisco Telemaque July 20, 2015 “Elizabeth, simply use your name Elizabeth Xavier” KEEP THAT ADVISE TO YOURSELF! “LIZAVIER” IS ALSO MY NAME, WHICH YOU IMPERSONATED—WHY NOT “ELIZABETH XAVIER?”

    “I personally know that your niece and company are the ones screwing you!” USE YOUR PROFANE LANGUAGE TO YOUR OWN COUNTERPARTS, AND LEAVE MY PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR NASTINESS—YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THEM–AND YOU NEVER WILL!

    “Fact is people knows that you are more intelligent than that fool, just keep on doing what you do best” HOW LOW CAN YOU STOOP PREDENDING TO BE ON MY SIDE WHILE TRYING TO BREAK ME DOWN AT THE SAME TIME? YOU HAVE SPOKEN OF YOUR OWN SELF–YOU ARE THE FOOL IN HIDING; YOU COWARD!

    • July 21, 2015

      TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR RESPONSE BELOW, TO VERIFY YOUR LEVEL OF HYPOCRISY:

      Francisco Telemaque July 18, 2015 YOUR WORDS TO ME: “You are so damn stupid”, you do not even understand that economic citizenship, and being a landed immigrant are two different forms of immigration” SO HOW IS IT THAT YOU CONCLUDE I AM INTELLIGENT AS YOU SAID IT ABOVE?

      AND ONCE AGAIN, I AM LEAVING THE “KEY WORD” IN THOSE MESSAGES WITH YOU AS THE IMPOSTER SENT TO ME BY EMAI: “I just read where you state that Skerrit is the ANOINTED! Who anointed Skerrit; you; or the devil in hell? June 18, 2015 from Telemaque via email–EXCEPT THAT I NEVER WROTE SUCH STUPIDITY.

      Your obsession is because I am on the side of Prime Minister Skerrit–when I speak people will hear my voice

      Man you are a very sorry person; your whole self –both inside and outside is stinking rotten—you desperately need cleansing, sanctification, consecration, everyone of them before its is too late. Think about that!

  2. July 20, 2015

    @Rev. Donald Hill July 20, 2015

    Liz:

    I suspect most of the readers who follow your comments knew that idiotic comment did not come from you. When I read it I said to myself, ”That is not Liz.”

    To impersonate somebody else on this page is very bad. I hope if DNO can trace it they will cut the individual off :( and stop accepting that person’s comments. :cry:

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

    Thank you so much Reverend Hill, this is like a glass of fresh cold water to me.

    Unfortunately, the imposter do his work of lying, by trying to tell DNO this wicked work is from someone else–because I did not mention his name–but I know it clearly; it is him.

    Thank you again for your word of comfort–you see why we need you here on DNO! (have a laugh)

  3. Memory
    July 20, 2015

    Welcome back DNO you were greatly missed world over. We were not worried about your absence, for we know that evil cannot conquer good;for we recognize this was an evil move; we also know that Jesus is Alive and well you shall prevail.
    That’s the work of the followers the illuminati,but they won’t conquer you. DNO, we shall continue to pray for and with you.
    Keep on the good work of enlightening the people.

  4. bougla
    July 20, 2015

    ah i thought the revolution had started… thank god all is ok!

  5. NKRUMAH KWAME
    July 20, 2015

    It is so futile to attempt to imprison the wind; does not work! Welcome back DNO.
    HOTEP!

  6. Dominican
    July 20, 2015

    W E L C O M E B A C K! M I S S E D Y O U ‘LL ..!!!!

  7. July 20, 2015

    People God is an awesome God for the sake of those of us who sincerely love Him and maintain reverend
    fear towards Him–He has proved that to me one more time.

    The same person–whom you all know very well here–has impersonated me twice in the past month; using “Lizavier4Jesus” to write the filth of his mind, and now BorninLovewithJesus to continue his nastiness–his goal is to have you all discredit me, by rating me with thumbs down.

    Actually he succeeded in doing that because he has the same evaluation with his own name–all of the time– so he is good at it.

    As I was trying to figure it out, a spiritual instinct entered my mind, which told me check the name above the comment –there is a hidden secret. The secret is that when I post a comment from my computer, my identity is underlined, unlike when the comment is from another computer.

    Believe it or not I could not have thought about this by myself–it was a guideline from God; and the glory is His.

    • July 20, 2015

      And so my friends, I have decided to keep the blog name: “BorninLovewithJesus”–for as long as I am using my computer. I have no intentions of doing so, but if I should use another computer I will use another identity.

      So then if you should ever get used to my blog name, and you notice that there is no “underline” to that name for a certain comment, I want you to know that it is not from me–if you are familiar with the writing format and sentiment of Lizavier4Jesus, you will know right away when a comment is not from me–please rebuke as much as you can.

      it is the work of a coward, evil, wicked, dark, negative, and demon possessed mind–I have no other way to describe that character. However I am sure that he is mentally deranged, this man needs a team of doctors to treat him 24 hours a day–one or two will not do the job.

      • July 20, 2015

        By the way “A Doubting Thomas” I was wondering about your comments as well, in that sometimes they are very negative, pertaining to our situations in Dominica and the Government, while other times your comments are so Christian-like–I was a bit confused.

        But I check the different comments with your identity and I noticed that the negative ones are not underlined, and they are extremely negative or even rude, but they get a better thumbs rating than the ones which are positive.

        I don’t know whether you are noticing it, but I believe that someone is impersonating you as well–just like me, your true identity is underline, but those negative ones are not.

        I believe that this a very unfair, wicked, and mischievous thing that is happening on DNO: I wish that our pictures could show with our blog names like it is with most news and blog websites.–may God help us.

  8. July 19, 2015

    i thought i my computer was the problem welcom back it it up miis you

  9. originaljahguide
    July 19, 2015

    Welcome back DNO. I really missed you, that’s my main source of news. Please protect yourself from future attacks. The operatives are busy at work.

  10. mujahardin
    July 19, 2015

    For such a significant news organization like the DNO to have suffered such an attack, one would have expected a statement of condemnation of the cyber attack on the DNO by the government and more so by the IT Minister Kelvar Darroux. The silence of the government on this issue to my mind speaks volumes. One would expect the government to give a commitment to work with DNO to capture and bring to swift justice the perpetrators of this dangerous crime. I am wondering if DNO have already launched formal complaints with the police and the IT Ministry?

  11. July 19, 2015

    DNO thanks be to God the almighty for protecting you this medium which is truly a beacon of light freedom ,& truth in this country. The malicious hackers where ever they maybe cannot prevail . The people need this medium & also Q.95 otherwise this land will be covered in darkness.

  12. Trends
    July 19, 2015

    Only if one is blind, I mean totally blind, that the trends we are witnessing are not only frightening, but extremely dangerous.,

    Haven’t you all noticed the attempt and success in some instances, to control both print and electronic media in Dominica. GIS and DBS are Gov’t controlled. KAIRI FM has shown much sympathy.

    The New Chronicle newspaper was bought by those with plenty money. For them $$$$$ ,no problem. That move was never to give more timely, factual, objective info on the issues.

    We know why those things are carried out. Gov’t controls all media or most, no space for constructive criticisms. No space for different views. Only their version of events, only their ideas are relevant.

    The Board of Dominica Social Security mandated DSS to purchase WRB shares in MARPIN. Now check the composition of MARPIN”S Board of Directors.

    Are the SUN newspaper and Q95 radio next on the list of media outlets to be purchased, blocked or silenced?…

    • Natural Beauty
      July 20, 2015

      What’s your point and what are you insinuating?

      • whose fools are we?
        July 20, 2015

        Have you ever thought of the natural beauty in truth?

        Simple English you can’t understand? Are the facts/truth too stubborn?

        The attempt to block, to put DNO off-line was deliberate and malicious. Only those who are afraid of the truth in DNO’s reporting would do such abominable acts to prevent people’s views from being aired.

        You see no further than the tip of your nose.

        Do you understand dictatorship trends? Control of the media is uppermost in their operations. They fear constructive criticisms. In their manipulative moves to remain in power. by any means possible, in many countries, freedom of the Press is a nightmare. Dominica is no exception.

  13. Borninlovewithhesus
    July 19, 2015

    DNO the evil forces are strong and alive in Dominica and you need to humble yourselves in adoration of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit the annointed one.
    I will be looking forward to getting due assistance for my ministerial work in promoting the annointed one.

    • anonymous2
      July 19, 2015

      Boy are you a nut case.

    • July 20, 2015

      To DNO readers, this comment above with my identity is not from me.

      I do not speak or write like that; this is not my sentiment. Compare any post with that same identity below, and your will see the difference–DNO can compare my computer IP to know that–I do not use any other computer

      DNO you have a character who is driven by the devil writing all sorts of dark and ugly comments on your comment board. The sentiment above is from that same character take heed!

      And to you, the evil and wicked imposter, I plan to keep my blog name this time. And so, every time you do that wicked and evil work prompted by the demons of the devil in you I will expose you completely–I am warning you!

      • July 20, 2015

        “I am not the one who impersonate Lizxavier4Jesus: Yes, they ran you off DNO eh– I believe you have now become “BorninLovewithJesus.”—private email, July 19, 2015

        My friends. the passage above is from the one who has impersonated me in the above comment. He is blaming one of you here–but that is the work of a coward!

        Most of you may know me through Lizavier4Jesus; you should have noticed how that character was antagonizing me–by commenting negatively against my posts with my name in his filthy practice.

        Must be that his ego was not satisfied so about a month ago he impersonated me (as Lizavier4Jesus by writing things that I would never write just as he did in that post above–his motive for doing so is jealousy and envy–I am sure.

        This time I will continue with my mew blog name; for God is always with me. He has said Vengeance is Mine–I will silence the foe and the avenger. As it is spoken so it shall be done

      • Francisco Telemaque
        July 20, 2015

        Elizabeth, simply use your name Elizabeth Xavier. I personally know that your niece, and company are the ones screwing you! Fact is people knows that you are more intelligent than that fool, just keep on doing what you do best.

        Soon your relative evil will fail; it matters not what fictitious name you use you are easily identified based on your style of writing, rhetoric, and the topics to which you show interest!

    • July 20, 2015

      @anonymous2 July 19, 2015 “Boy are you a nut case”.

      You have every reason to write this, because it is a “disgusting” comment. And little do you know you have said it exactly to that character–he gets those remarks here all the time.

      By now you know that it is not my sentiment–you may know me as “Lizavier4jesus”–that same character who wrote this disgusting comment, with my new blog name above, did the same thing with “Lizavier4Jesus”–that was the reason I took that new identity.

      That person is so stupid, and mentally ill, that he confirmed what I already knew by writing it to me in a private email–July 19, 2015, here it is–“I believe you have now become “BorninLovewithJesus.”—he did it again the same day–the comment is above.

      This man is suffering from a severe illness of both his mind and his brain, he need a team of medical doctors to continue in a 24 hour survey on him–one or two will not be enough.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      July 20, 2015

      Those are the words of LaborofLove that idiot! I wish they kick him out from the Internet cafe, if I had my way,

      Hahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahah!

      • July 20, 2015

        @Francisco Telemaque July 20, 2015

        Short up! Just short up! You rotten and evil minded creature! This hypocrisy of yours will never work; just leave DNO readers and my own people out of your futile practice–you are also the greatest coward in this world–leave my name out of it!

        Stop trying to tell DNO readers that I am speaking to someone else–I am speaking to you; and you know it damn well! I also know that those thumbs “up for you and down for me” are part of your futile work.

        You are the evil imposter against me, here; do not put the blame on my relatives–that kind of nastiness only comes from creatures like you

        You spoke the same things in both of your evil comments–against “Lizavier4Jesus” and then
        “BorninLovewithJesus”– which you also spoke to me by email. No two people can have the same thing in mind–especially that I did not write it.

        Those two comments are your nasty way of making up stories and lying about people–including me.

  14. %
    July 19, 2015

    The loud absence of the following Skerrit minions have me perplexed.
    FAST N IDIOT
    KID ON THE BLOCK
    THE REAL FACTS
    REAL POSSIE
    Have they gone to Morocco, Venezuela,China?
    OOPS!!!!!!

    I guess silent is consent!
    I could just activate them!

    • Shameless
      July 19, 2015

      Dont be perplexed my friend 8) . They are part and parcel of the evil that has perpetrated such malice on DNO but god is good, all the time. DNO has risen from the ashes of doom like a Sisserou Parrot with wings spread wide. DNO will continue to rise because Mr. Durand is a god fearing honest man.

      Assertive, NOT Aggressive! :twisted: :twisted:

  15. Big Bang Baulding Brother
    July 19, 2015

    Madam Speaker, Dominica is too…………..Dominica is too……………. Now I know what you meant.

  16. sonia
    July 19, 2015

    I do realize since after the news published that The Countries high in international debts was published and Dominica was high on the list as Number 3 DNO WAS SHOT DOWN BUT DOMINICANS STILL DO RESEARCH AND WE WILL STILL GET INFO

  17. Shaka zulu
    July 19, 2015

    Thought I was blocked there for a moment. DNO I guess you have passed important and now moved to significance. Keep freedom of expression alive. Keep it up.

  18. July 19, 2015

    well DNO, this is the day and age we live in. They hack into people\’ personal computers, tap phones, collect information etc. This happens every day. But its nice to have you back. Hope you learn from this attack so it doesn\’t happen twice

  19. too late
    July 19, 2015

    i see that a doubting thoms missed DNO but i wonder if he ever thought of who may not like DNO.it may well be the corrupt and scandalous institution that he keeps supporting

  20. mine
    July 19, 2015

    Alot of bads things are being written on the news in life nobody knews what mother nature will do, only God knows these are the signs.

  21. Ma Moses
    July 19, 2015

    Honestly, GIS isn’t a patch on you guys! If we had to rely on them, or the P.M.’s press officer for news we would be starving. Welcome back.

  22. July 19, 2015

    DNO welcome back.

  23. hm!
    July 19, 2015

    Missed our news. Welcome back.

  24. Deep in Thought
    July 18, 2015

    Nice to have you back.

  25. anonymous
    July 18, 2015

    Thank God for information outlets like DNO and Q95. The enemies of truth and lovers of evil will hard to short them down but they will not succeed.

  26. believer
    July 18, 2015

    As the old saying goes “you cant keep a good man (person ) down”‘
    Very pleased you have overcome this cyber attack. The perpetrators gained nothing from this malicious act.

    Freedom of information dissemination will ALWAYS win over those who want to stifle it.

    Good luck to you Tim and your staff who strive daily to keep us informed, educated and entertained.

  27. shocked
    July 18, 2015

    All u 2 bias! Dat good 4 all u! All u messing around wit ppl comment and puttin wat all u want instead!

    • Duggie
      July 18, 2015

      Shocked, are you serious, seriously. You got a nerve to be still checking DNO after your commment. Just too funny to read what you said.

    • Tjebe fort
      July 19, 2015

      Man, when you learn to write proper English you may be taken serious.

  28. truththe
    July 18, 2015

    I was worried saying what must have happened. Thank God for DNO, up once more. ” The Lord is my Shepherd , i fear no evil ,” be strong ,be brave. The Lord will bring the workers of evil forward for all to see.

  29. Bwa Chesse
    July 18, 2015

    Welcome to technological warfare

  30. July 18, 2015

    As someone said previously. You don’t miss it till it is not there. I am grateful for your Service. Also I notice that 767 news seemed to have a problem as well. There are no postings for July. Anyway, keep up the Good work and God Bless.

  31. Lang Mama
    July 18, 2015

    I wonder who would want to see DNO off line. Not the vatican,not the CIA,,not Obama. Is it UWP?Freedom? ALLIANCE,DEMLAB.
    I wonder why. Let us wait for more lies next week when the fiscal report hits the news.

  32. A Doubting Thomas
    July 18, 2015

    Again welcome back DNO but please note that with our passport resources we make stones walk and we spare no dollar when it comes to protecting operation

  33. July 18, 2015

    Good to see you back online, if this was done maliciously or deliberately, then woe be unto them iniquity workers. This platform allows me to post my comment anonymously and I am surely grateful for this. Thanks DNO.

  34. RSI
    July 18, 2015

    I missed DNO badly, I visit DNO sometimes for or five times daily, even on the weekends. Thank God for you guys.

  35. July 18, 2015

    U.S.A. Welcome back D.N.0. we never miss the water untill the well runs dry. Where there`s no vision the people will perish. But fear those who can harm the phsicial, but cant destory the sprit. Long live D.N.O. we all have our day to account for our deeds. Can we all get along?? those responsible are showing how weak they are, and cant handle the truth.

  36. Shameless
    July 18, 2015

    To Mr. Durand and his staff I say keep standing strong. Those cabalist who believe that freedom of speech must be silenced has something coming their way….”people’s power!”.

    I pray that god will protect you from all physical, psychological, economic and mental harm perpetuated upon you by unscrupulous men in their quest to suppress information needed by to the masses to emancipate themselves.
    I therefore call on all the MWAD members and those with journalistic aspirations in Dominica to take this as a warning shot across the bow.

    How coincidental that Comrade Weeks (ASP) was silenced at the very same time. Where is the mass demonstration called by MWAD against freedom of speech? The heat is on and DNO being an independent news organization was targeted purposely. What next? The shutting down of Q95 like they slyly did during the Salisbury Resistance Incident? Be afraid Dominica, be very afraid.

    Assertive, NOT Aggressive!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:…

    • Anon
      July 18, 2015

      Ow common Shameless, get a life. Just say how much you missed DNO for their ‘IIT’ news or something like the rest of us, rather than hit the politics running. DOS attacks happens to the best servers out their. What you think happened when the US gov’t data servers were hacked, or healthcare registration was slowed to a crawl, you think one party or the other was blamed? Wait to hear what investigations reveal. Both D’a political sides give each other blows on DNO, doe even start blaming DNO, you dat mudding the most man…. or woman, or both(trans)?

      • July 18, 2015

        @Anon July 18, 2015

        Good for you! Give the blows where it is called for.

        On the other note, DNO, I am glad that you are back, it is not the same without you. And so, my hope, on your behalf, is that you will continue to stand for as long as you should, in the future–with me living waters and waters away from home; I need you to tell me what is going there–especially the good thing–good Lord!

  37. July 18, 2015

    Welcome back

  38. July 18, 2015

    Welcome back DNO. You were missed.

    .

  39. July 18, 2015

    Welcome back. Missed your news. Great site

  40. July 18, 2015

    Enemies of truth and righteousness are also enemies of democracy and free speech. They have tried to break the spirit of Dominica News Online but they have failed. Thank you DNO for being strong.

    DNO recognizes this was a “massive attack” implying that it was intentional. For this to be the case there are obviously people out there who have a sufficient dislike either for the news articles themselves OR for the comments that are posted to motivate them to resort to criminal behavior.

    This is not the behavior of intelligent people who know they have the facts on their side and are able to settle differences by logical discussion and debate. This is the kind of thing that people resort to when they have no answers. It is the response of people who are angry – the kind of anger that is caused by fear – and results in them lashing out.

    It is not the kind of action they will even put their signature to!

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

    • July 18, 2015

      Rev. Donald Hill July 18, 2015

      You have spoken on my behalf.

      Also, I want you to know that God sent you to DNO to speak to the people of Dominica in His name–we the people need to hear His Words of Spirit and Truth. As a Man of God, you already know that there are does who will not accept you–but you know how deal with this.

      Once again I thank God for DNO, who allows us to share our opinions–but most of all for the good of Life.

      • July 19, 2015

        To BorninLovewithJesus:

        Thank you for your encouraging words.

        It is good to receive a confirmation.

        We both know where the opposition is most likely to come from.

        You also have a message to speak. Let nobody silence you you.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

      • July 20, 2015

        Reverend Hill:

        Just to let you know that I used to be “Lizavier4Jesus” on this site –I loved that name a lot– but a few weeks ago someone impersonated me, by writing a “disgusting” comment –the thumbs down was very critical–that is his motive for doing so.

        You and I know him very well on this site. He is the one with all that critical judgment against the Authority in Dominica and calling for doom of our homeland.

        Because I confronted him–he did the same thing again with my “new identity”. But this time I will continue with it–God is my refuge and He has said: “Vengeance is Mine” and just like David, I call on Him: “To silence the foe and the avenger” . In the name of Jesus!

      • July 20, 2015

        Liz:

        I suspect most of the readers who follow your comments knew that idiotic comment did not come from you. When I read it I said to myself, ”That is not Liz.”

        To impersonate somebody else on this page is very bad. I hope if DNO can trace it they will cut the individual off :( and stop accepting that person’s comments. :cry:

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

  41. MeCamem
    July 18, 2015

    It is very difficult to clearly identify such a culprit. However, just remember the recent attack on the US Government, and who was bleamed for the attacks, China. They are very talented in that area. Oh yes I this posted so you can read.

    • July 18, 2015

      Yes, China has both the ability and the gall to do it.

      What is lacking when it comes to China is the motive. China has spent a lot to establish a relationship with Dominica. They are playing for a bigger jackpot. It would not be in their political interest to hurt a great media outlet like DNO.

      This assault was the work of somebody who recognizes the potential DNO has for exposing unrighteousness and promoting God’s moral code by allowing conservative Christian commentators to express themselves. It is somebody who is eaten up by humanism and relativism and is threatened by the solid presentation of objective and absolute truth.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.
      promoting God’s moral code by allowing

      • Gary
        July 19, 2015

        When I hear you say quote “It is somebody who is eaten up by humanism and relativism and is threatened by the solid presentation of objective and absolute truth.” have you not check your religious thinking, are you not eaten up by it. When you talk about objective and absolute truth, your reasoning is prejudiced by your religious beliefs and not objective that’s not the way to absolute truth at all.

      • Francisco Telemaque
        July 19, 2015

        Gary, I know Mr. Hill will not lower his standards to respond to your garbage mentality, but I the kid from Wesley, born in the red clay mud will cross swords with you, and destroy you! Your attack on the man deify’s commonsense; there is absolutely no realistic basis for your foolish, and stupid bumbling comments.

        I suppose you could not find anything related to what the man wrote in your dictionary, so you simply pulled something which makes no sense to anyone but you out of the thing air.

        You are constantly trying to catch smoke: Your efforts will fail, I not understanding that is a metaphor when I was a child tried to catch some smoke to prove it could be done, I was not successful!

        Man you are an uneducated, idiot who lacks commonsense, you are even incorrigible to your very own self “Gary.”

    • Francisco Telemaque
      July 19, 2015

      It is not all that difficult to trace and apprehend such people; nevertheless, one have to get the right people involved, it takes time, once there was a guy wreaking havoc acrStates, he escaped to Israel.

      While in action in a resident in Israel Interpol knock on his door, he was captured in the act. As long as the culprit is using a telephone line on his computer, high speed or not,that person can be isolated and caught! The problem here is they used robotics to screw up DNO, but that can also be traced! A Robot program to do such damage can send out millions of pieces of trash within an hour!
      oss America, and the world for that matter, when he found out they were closing in on him in the United

  42. Tampa
    July 18, 2015

    Welcome back DNO. It was indeed malicious. Just think of who would have an interest in going to this extent to sabotage such a valuable outlet. I am sure most readers have a very good suspicion as to who was behind this. They will keep trying new ways to silence your outlet but good will always prevail over evil.

  43. MIGHTY CYPHER
    July 18, 2015

    we shot down the country when PJ wanted to muzzle the press. The work we did in the 70s to liberate our land has gone in vain

    • Shameless
      July 18, 2015

      Patience is a virtue, the time is drawing nigh because we are fed-up :twisted: :twisted: ! When is MWAD, where are the civil and public servants. Who is going to call for the MASS Demonstration to protect our democracy? Savarin surely will not even if he is the “official” protector of our constitution. Someone has to take charge just like he did back then. Union leaders, journalists please put your heads and voices together and lead the drive for change. STOP being cowards by hiding and expecting the opposition to do you all’s work.

      Assertive, NOT Agressive! :twisted: :twisted:

      • Gary
        July 19, 2015

        Why do you want people to do your bidding for you. You are so blinded by your political beliefs, you are asking people to look in a black room for a black cat.

      • July 20, 2015

        @Gary July 19, 2015 “You are asking people to look in a black room for a black cat”.

        Thank you for this one, it made laugh out loud–and you know the laughter can be as good as medicine–Hehehehehehehehehehe!

  44. A Doubting Thomas
    July 18, 2015

    We were hoping that another could become the spotlight;that people would be forced to drink one cool aid. Different cool aid with twost that we dont like affect our business.

    • July 18, 2015

      DNO there are malicious people out there who spread bad software; they do not necessarily have to be an enemy; could be someone who only want you to believe it is an enemy. There are some twisted people in the world.

      Once at my workplace, a co-worker was suspended for months and put on probation on his return with a stern warning because he wanted another co-worker fired, so he generated a bad software; luckily management and the same co-worker he wanted fired got the problem corrected before any serious damage could be done that would cost the company handsomely.

      We live in a computer age and all the precautions we can take systems will still go down at times and cause major inconvenience in some cases. I hope it was a genuine system failure and nothing more sinister.

      • Shameless
        July 18, 2015

        Quit being an IDIOTIC Trough feeder! :twisted: :twisted: We all know what happened and why it happened. It is “alleged” that prior to the crippling attack on this website members of a certain “CABAL” were fully aware and actually participate/ took part in the planing and execution.

        I therefore call on all the MWAD members and those with journalistic aspirations in Dominica to take this as a warning shot across the bow. How coincidental that Comrade Weeks (ASP) was silenced at the very same time. Where is the mass demonstration called by MWAD against freedom of speech? The heat is on and DNO being an independent news organization was targeted purposely. What next? The shutting down of Q95 like they slyly did during the Salisbury Resistance Incident? Be afraid Dominica, be very afraid.

        Assertive, NOT Aggressive!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

      • July 19, 2015

        What happened Shameless? A Doubting Thomas gives the benefit of innocence until proven guilty. I know for a fact that many things can cause a system to go down and have nothing to do with mischief. A careless input can cause a system failure. I have seen many of these where we spent hours and days even weeks trying to fix a problem that was nothing more than a costly careless mistake.

        That does not mean to say I do not know that threats are serious things and they happen more often than we care to admit. In my doubt I would wonder what someone did not want the people talking about and try to shift focus away from. DNO seems as a logical target and the same way you think that it could be one side; some of us could think it could be another side and DNO could be looking at it the wrong way.

        If I were DNO I would not limit my search to what seems as the obvious. It might be a little hiccup that caused a grave situation; as well it could be deliberate but why?

        Admin: We appreciate your point of view. However as a point of clarification, the site went offline not by accident but due to a sustained DDos attack which by definition is a purposeful and malicious action meant to interrupt service to users. This is not simply DNO’s conclusion but was verified by our web host on more than one occasion.

      • July 19, 2015

        Admin, thanks for the clarification that your technicians have concluded that the Site being down was not by accident. Therefore, you are saying it was malicious; that is a serious claim.

        The problem I have is that the posters and even DNO may have come to the conclusion that someone was doing something sinister to the DNO Site. Maybe that is the truth. But the posters believe they know who? I didn’t read anywhere DNO said for certain they knew who the culprits are.

        Recently during TAX Time a Government Server had a virus and taxpayers were advised to stop filing their returns online until the computer system was fixed. What I am trying to say maybe DNO was not even the intended target but got whatever virus was sent about. Also recently a couple of very young teenagers accessed a large corporation system because they wanted to see if they could!!

        “The reason for the attack and those behind it remain unknown,” DNO said. We must remind ourselves when posting.

  45. July 18, 2015

    Welcome back DNO, those resposible for the attack will surely meet their fate in due time, this is malice, this is not only an attack on DNO, but also an atttack on those of us, who rely on DNO for providiving us with information regarding what taking place in our island, thanks to those involved in working hard in restoring the site, and to those invole with the attack of DNO, KARMA is knocking at their doors, whoever responsible use those hands to do good instead of causing mischief

  46. Man kind
    July 18, 2015

    When GOD is in COMMAND the DEVIL will always get JEALOUS and want to intervene .
    This is proof that DNO is on the right path just keep the faith and no WEAPON FORM SHALL PROSPER IN JESUS NAME I PRAY AMEN.

  47. Reon88
    July 18, 2015

    They try to knock you out as the premier news source in Dominica. We the readers are even more determined to pledge our support to DNO.

    An attack against Democracy is an attach against all Dominicans both here and abroad.

    We know whats up!!!!

    Love you DNO!!!

  48. forreal
    July 18, 2015

    I thought my computer was the problem,i almost went and spend money to have it checked,damm

  49. AHA
    July 18, 2015

    Hey DNO! What’s D Vibes nah. Glad to see you Back

    • I am D Vides!!!
      July 18, 2015

      Hmmmm, What point are you making?? :?:

  50. Oh Yes
    July 18, 2015

    You are my source of information in the diaspora. Thanks for your service. Wicked men will reap their reward.

  51. Titiwi
    July 18, 2015

    Thumbs up DNO! We are glad you are back. If anything that attack was a backhanded compliment. You are too popular and fearless for some people. Keep up the good work, for democracy and freedom of information.

  52. truth
    July 18, 2015

    Do not worry, GOD is in control
    Except the lord build a house, They labor in vain ,that build it

    • July 18, 2015

      This was not only an attack on DNO. 8-O

      It was also an attack on conservative Christian commentators who share God’s eternal truth. 8)

      To DNO for having the courage to post what we write, and to my fellow commentators who address the issues of the day from a Biblical perspective, I send this promise from the Word of God:

      “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, … … …” (Isaiah 54:17) :-D

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

      • Gary
        July 19, 2015

        How arrogant and silly it is to believe that such an attack is an attack on conservative Christian commentators who share God’s eternal truth. Why are you trying to make this a crusade against conservative Christian commentators,how silly it to believe that conservative Christian commentators share God’s beloved eternal truth . Wow, what a ludicrous fallacy.

      • July 19, 2015

        It is not difficult to reply to a comment if all you have to do is say your opponent is wrong or tell him his way of reaching a particular conclusion is not the way it is done.

        You have no facts or terms of reference.

        You are not able to frame an argument.

        We not only have solid ground upon which to rest our case. We have the information by which we evaluate and judge the values that are out there and the conclusions people offer us

        Seven hundred years before Christ was born the Hebrew prophet Isaiah wrote:

        ”To the law and to the testimony: If they speak not according to this word it is because there is no light in them.”(Isaiah 8:20)

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

      • Titiwi
        July 20, 2015

        Please Rev. give it a break. Does everything revolve around religion? And conservative christian religion at that? I respect your views but sometimes wonder if your respect others’ believes. Not everything in live has to be wrapped in the gospel you know. I sincerely wish you a great day Rev. in the name of humanity and God but please, take a breather.

  53. %
    July 18, 2015

    As an avid reader and fan of DNO, I would like to express my outrage to what happened, and to warn those responsible, that freedom of expression is the heartbeat of any democratic country.IT SHALL NOT BE MUZZLED OR FETTERED.The money cost to DNO,to get back into operation must be of concern to the cucustomer..ANY SUSPICION AS TO WHETHER THE ATTACK ORIGINATED FROM DOMINICA?

    • July 18, 2015

      More than “From where…” I think people are asking “From who…”

      It came from the person or the people most apt to be offended by – or angry at – comments contrary to their political or religious beliefs, or personal lifestyle. To cause such a “massive attack” the said comment or comments would have to have hit or be hitting a nerve. It would be something they feared might cause a change.

      So we are asking “Who is offended”? What movement or cause is taking a hit that makes them think they should strike back in such a manner?

      We would all like to know if it came from within Dominica or out of the diaspora.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

  54. July 18, 2015

    They can’t stop the Good news people. Big up DNO every time.

  55. Boris
    July 18, 2015

    Welcome back DNO. I missed you.

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