PM, Opposition leader to consult on top cop

Acting Police Commissioner Daniel Carbon

Dominica News Online has been reliably informed that Opposition Leader Hector John and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit are to meet this week to consult on the appointment of a new police chief.

The source also said acting police chief Daniel Carbon is widely tipped to be given the green light for the job.

Carbon’s tenure as acting police chief expires on December 31.

His appointment as acting police chief has not been without controversy as Opposition Leader Hector John claimed he was not consulted by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, as dictated by the Constitution.

The two parties are expected to meet on Thursday.

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  1. DA/USA
    December 27, 2012

    The commissioner looks tired, and bitten up. I wonder if he is up-dated with the morden technologty to fight these modern crimes?. Do they give these officers emotional support?. Dominica is definately not the Dominica 10 years ago. Not even police headquaters have metal detectors. To fight any war, your members has to be fully protected and armed. Please PM, we have no defence fource, so protect the men you have fully. And if something goes wrong, you know you did your best. The best in 2013. ‘God Bless My country’.

  2. concerned
    December 27, 2012

    I don’t care if the person is black or white if they cannot do their job, which tax payers are paying him for, get out, and let someone else do the job. Is not just going to Barbados for trainig, but this lawless Dominica is going through, we need to ask the Government of the USA give more upgraded training, because the training in Barbasdos by our police officers might be outdated,because we have more hardened criminals now. We need technology in fingerprits, video camers, breath test for alchol, and all law enforement should have bullet- proof vests. We have a ‘DOMINICAN CONSULATE’ ON 42nd street and 2nd Avenue in New York City the biggest City in the world getting paid and not being pro-active. Dominica has outdated technology, dealing with mordern criminals. We need roads,etc, but if we have a lawless society with no way to fight them, how are we going to live in a civil society.

  3. sweetgla
    December 27, 2012

    :-D we love you Carbon continue to do the good job you are doing even if we are not re–elected

  4. Anonymous
    December 26, 2012

    Weekes for commisioner and things will start rolling proper iin da

  5. islandman
    December 26, 2012

    The Police Service in Dominica is a big joke…It doesn’t matter who is the Commissioner of Police, things will continue to be lawless in DA until the following happens: No Political interference in the administration of the Police Service; Police Officers are held accountable when it comes to performing their duties and enforcing traffic laws, such as wearing seat belts, helmets, overtaking, and overall use of Country’s road; respond in a timely manner to criminal investigation and complaints by Citizens for Protection against criminal acts; and implement proactive measures to prevent criminal activities….

  6. Observer
    December 26, 2012

    I suppose that Mr. H. John has forgotten that the PM is an illegal PM and so anyting doen by him whether in concert with or without Mr. John is illegal. Mr. hector John cannopt have hiscake and eat it. He and his party has labelled the PM as an illegal PM. Yet tiem after time we see Mr. John gladly accepting invitations to consult with the PM and when he is not satisfied with the level of consultation, he and his leaders, not followers, attempt to put boots on theground reminding us al that the PM is an illegal PM. Are you serious Mr. John?

  7. Choice - X
    December 26, 2012

    If the opposition leader gets involve in the MOCKERY, he really deserves all the insults and abuse Skeritt and Crew have meted to him on the recent ‘appointments’. They have showed you that they have rejected all decorum in doing this so just let them have their way.

    It it the same opposition that says that the election process is flawed yet they still partake in it, thus ‘legitimising’ the corrupt process.

  8. December 26, 2012

    SO THE LORD OF THE RINGS DECIDES TO visit us lowly humans eh?

  9. Anonymous
    December 26, 2012

    choose from all the high ranking officers

  10. Anonymous
    December 26, 2012

    Top cop -tehee in Dominica. Why don’t you all just allow the power behind the throne rule- he controls who gets appointed, you all need to wake up and start paying attention.

    • Anonymous
      December 26, 2012

      i’m in full support of your comment

  11. Anonymous
    December 25, 2012

    there are other senior well rounded police officers there. He looks like the job overwhelms him.

  12. dgs boy
    December 25, 2012

    I am of the view that this is the man best suited to take the police force into the future. His intergrity and knowledge of the job and his youth is what the force needs right now and he has alot of years to continue serving his country that will allow him time to see programs come to fruition. I recommend to both the PM and Oppositon Leader Mr Daniel Carbon as the Police Chief of the CDPF. There is no better individual for the tasks ahead. Mr Carbon stay focussed sir and you have what it takes to be a successful Chief of Police. I look forward to your tenure sir.
    Congrats in advance.

    • Anonymous
      December 27, 2012

      I guess we have to respect each other’s opinions but I fail to be convinced by your reasoning. There are persons more qualified, experienced and intelligent than this gentleman to head the police force.

    December 25, 2012

    Tell me, does it really matter anymore? Consultation!!!!! Go ahead Mr. PM, it is your country. You and Tony own it. Do as you please. If you want to appoint Mr. Carbon…Go ahead!!! Consultation or not, it is according to your wishes.

    As you operate only at the dictates of the “law” according to Tony and not morals, pinciples, values and statesmanship, consultation means little in law…so please proceed with your appointment whether you do so in accordance with the constitution of Dominica or in accordance with some red herring foreign doctrine like necessity, regularity etc.

    In any event, you must be very pleased that the investigations into the Emmanuel matter is going no where. You must be pleased that Isidore cannot be served. You must be pleased that Corbette cannot be touched etc. etc.

    At least, you have recognized the need to follow the constitution for once. We wish Mr. Carbon the very best as he settles more permanently in his chair as Commissioner. We look forward to good things from you sir.

    Roseau Valley

  14. always positive
    December 25, 2012

    I hope the sample oposition leader attends this consultation. he always runs and cry out wolf but this time let me see what he’s going to say. ooooh! It’s christmas time and he has to spend time with the family. hahahahaha.

  15. big tingz
    December 25, 2012

    so why couldnt this been done in the first instance? it would have prevented all that drama!!

  16. me
    December 25, 2012

    Please leave him where he is

  17. brianBWEE-LAY
    December 24, 2012


    i hear is a white man is going to be d new chief as recommmended by INTERPOL ?

    I SUPPORT a dominican CHief

    i even hear that maDmarriedmAN wants to go up for an opposition party in Newtown?

    Best they clean down the police force

    I fink d acting chief shude be appointed by skerro and johno

    Shopping day was borin in town …..dats what i hear was 2 broakes to go town

    things reallly bad
    vrime went down because nothing to steal

    • Anonymous
      December 26, 2012

      A white man will never be in charge even if Interpol recommends it -Dominicans will be outraged but interestingly enough you do allow a Lebanese to run your country.

  18. December 24, 2012

    fait a complee

  19. Anonymous
    December 24, 2012

    Mr Carbon is a good COP John not controversy he has done well during his tenure.

  20. Satelite
    December 24, 2012

    Carbon may be doing his job as commissioner but he need to be a bit more finess in his speeches to the nation. He speaks to the nation as if he is talking to some drunk men in a Cabaway or rum shop.

    And he must also remember that when his ship has sailed its course he has to return to the port from whence he came.

  21. Yoland Jno Jules
    December 24, 2012

    I want to be one of the first to recomend Daniel Carbon to be appointed chief of Police in the Common Wealth of Dominica.Mr Carbon has shown commitment,Dedication and willingness and is capable to handle the Police Force without fear or favour so as the acting appointment come’s to an end t wish above all that he would be the next candidate for the position under your watch the drug trade was handeled properly other crimes are dealt with speedily.Gods Blessings to you sir keep it up.

  22. vieille case man
    December 24, 2012

    why dont u all advertise the job of police commissioner if u cant agree on giving the job to daniel carbon. i am a uwp supporter but i want my friend daniel carbon to get the job :wink:

    • dominican
      December 27, 2012

      so it’s about friendship?

    • Anonymous
      December 27, 2012

      so bcz he is ur friend u want him to get the job? so it happening there nah in dominica? is he qualified for the job? wat about hobbes jno baptiste? cant he do the job? I know he is qualified! shame on dominicans for being so narrow minded! no wonder we are going nowhere and very fast!!!!

  23. Doc.Love
    December 24, 2012

    Good job Mr. Hector John,you have finally made Skerrit realise that you are not the little boy them boyz in red claim you to be.

  24. Anonymous
    December 24, 2012


  25. Unbiased Successor.
    December 24, 2012

    This man could do with a smile on his face. The job isn’t that stressful.

  26. %
    December 24, 2012

    That’s what the constitution dictates,and it should not be set aside by haughty, arrogant and incompetent leaders.When the dictates of the constitution are not adhered to,it sends the wrong message to the citizens of the country particularly the youths.

  27. isee
    December 24, 2012

    weeks for commisioner

  28. Lougaoo Mem
    December 24, 2012

    This is in accordance with the CONSTITUTION; It’s a good thing for the nation if the story is true.
    Now’s the time for “Peace on Earth and Goodwill to Men”.

  29. rescue 911
    December 24, 2012

    i dont care .as long as he can do the damn job,why not

  30. Anonymous
    December 24, 2012

    That’s how it should be done

  31. December 24, 2012

    Bring back Hobbes .The guy is more qualified , level headed and apolitical, reason for his being placed on the rear burner.

    • gun smoke
      December 26, 2012

      Hobbs?StupesssssssssssssssssssssssHobbs is the biggest idiot i have seen with a degree and doesnt have a clue of true policing. His strength is lashing the WPC’S ESPECIALLY THE YOUNG ONES.

      • Really n Turly
        December 26, 2012

        “His strength is lashing WPC’S ESPECIALLY THE YOUNG ONES”; what happen GUN SMOKE, Hobbs eat something of yours nor?you full of hate for the brother like that,if you study books befor girls you will have more LOVE. :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • Positivespirit
        December 26, 2012

        Why this comment to a man with this high qualification? This comment is more personal than in the interest of the country. Please people lets look at what is best for the development of our country we love. Be positive people!!!

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