Dominica News Online has been reliably informed that the newly installed, much-touted 911 system is being investigated after many calls to the system during a fracas at a wedding reception in Loubiere failed to go through.
The incident took place last Saturday evening and two people were injured.
DNO was informed that many on the scene called 911 but nothing happened.
When a reporter from DNO was informed of the incident, he too attempted to call the emergency number on numerous occasions, however, it never rang.
The $1.8-million Emergency 911 (E911), as it is called, was launched in September and officials said then that it would contribute greatly to the safety and security of Dominicans.
They said it would be housed at the Police Headquarters in Roseau and the system will also be installed at the Princess Margaret Hospital.
It was also said at that time that the system has the capability of handling 500 calls on a daily basis.