Police release names of 31 dead, 34 missing due to Hurricane Maria

Scene in Loubiere days after Hurricane Maria

The police in Dominica have released the names of those who have died and those who are missing due to the passage of Hurricane Maria.

The list reveals the staggering impact of the hurricane on human life on the island and shows that 31 people have been confirmed dead and 34 missing.

Based on the information, it appears Loubiere and Pointe Michel were the hardest hit in terms of human casualties.

According to information from the police, four are confirmed dead in Pointe Michel and 13 are missing.

Confirmed dead are Royston Toussaint, Murray Delmore, Veronica Peltier and Glen Alexander.

Missing from Pointe Mitchel are Randolph Randy Charles, Philipson Renault, Ann Lanquedoc, Morian Lanquedoc, Nadora Williams, Garvin Francis, Jerome Daniel, Jayalia Lawrence, Gertain Daniel, Edith Fontaine, Nashon Attidore, Darry Grove of Vielle case and Joanne Francis.

Four are confirmed dead from the community of Grand Bay. They are Evette Leatham, Okan Letang and Jennifer Bonny. Missing from that community is Alpheus Maxim.

From the community of Dos Dane, Alfred Magloire, Jennifer Moulon and Anthony Bannis, aka Rasta are confirmed dead while missing are Rita Magloire and Vitus of Paix Bouche.

In Loubiere, confirmed dead is 10-year-old Yakira Joseph and missing are Destiny Joseph, Ivon Prevost , Myrtle Celaire, Clive Leblanc, Jerry Lafleur, Annie Simon and Ronnie Jolly of Petit Savanne.

In Fond Baron Gloria Elie Prosper is confirmed dead and one-year-old Jaydon Jno Baptiste is confirmed missing.

In the community of Mahaut, Alicious Joseph and Lee alias Dig are dead.

In Castle Bruce, Laronde Roberts of Mahaut and Alexis Laville of Penville have died.

Also confirmed dead are Peter Registe of Tarish pit, Emmanuel Joseph of Fond Cole, Daminal Ishmael of Stockfarm and John Thomas and Ivon Jules of Morne Bruce, Irella Henry of Marigot, Janet Canoville of Belles living in Grand Fond, Theresa Frederick of Dublanc, Lucy Thomas of Scottshead and Whitfield Wallace of Woodfordhill.

Confirmed missing in Roseau are Minelle Monetto, Jeffrey Menero , Edmond Charles , Sharon Francis and Jno Lewis Fontaine.

Also confirmed missing are Peter Lewis in Canefield, Vanya Woodman in Bath Estates, Marcus Boyd in Castle Comfort, Jopha Christopher six-year-old in Pottersville and Christine Thomas in Savanne Paille.

Police have said the bodies of five people could not be identified.

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57 Comments

  1. Michele GUERIN
    November 17, 2017

    Je suis si triste pour ma belle île nature, et en particulier pour mon village, Pointe Michel, qui a beaucoup souffert
    I am so sad for my beautiful island nature, and especially for my village, Pointe Michel, who suffered a lot, courage my friends, Dominica is the strongest

  2. Lapwet
    November 15, 2017

    NOTTY we was like brothers but I will missed coming from your Brother Hobbzy….

  3. Roxanne
    November 14, 2017

    Really tragic this situation.
    May God bless each family affected. I lost my aunt Jennifer Boney and it’s kinda hard accepting that. Be strong people. God is good

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      November 14, 2017

      It is sad and distressing even for those who did not lose loved ones when Hurricane Maria struck and its aftermath.
      We have all lost loved ones under different circumstances of natural causes and will in the future while our life lasts.
      My heart goes out to everyone one of you.
      My sympathy to you and your family.

  4. My name
    November 14, 2017

    Persons say they not seeing Tom in Roseau. Are they accounting for the paros or the homeless.?. A mentally ill lady is missing in Pottersville. Are persons coming in and report the missing?

  5. Janet Ross
    November 14, 2017

    Please find the way to identify the dead
    My condolences to everyone who lost a love one

  6. rita
    November 14, 2017

    people dead and missing and y’all still find the time to be negative and political!! geeeeeezzzzeee!!!!!!!!!!

    may their souls rest in eternal peace :cry: :cry: :cry:

  7. Lyn
    November 14, 2017

    There are more missing people, some have no one to talk for them like the Parro. Where is Tom? T
    Who was always around Jolly area on great George. The other guy between the cigarette factory and nassirf lying by the street rain or shine.
    There will be others who are not parro but by the nature of how their life revolved , they are missed but no one makes a report

  8. Really?
    November 14, 2017

    Sorry older man that was a thumbs up for you accidentally tick the thumbs down .

  9. Let The Truth Be Known - Original
    November 14, 2017

    May the families of those who died and are missing during Hurricane Maria be consoled and strengthened which only comes from God.
    Lord, have mercy on the souls of those who died and are missing. We assume the latter have died.
    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen!

  10. Just Passing Through
    November 13, 2017

    Condolences to the families of the deceased and Dominica on a whole. A great loss for our country. A sadness felt by all Dominicans.

    May their souls and the souls of the Faithful Departed Rest In Peace.

  11. Mouton Batalie
    November 13, 2017

    My sincerest condolences to the families of those deceased. Erica and Maria have done so much emotional damage to my people. To this day so many are missing from both storms and we know without a body there can be little or no closure. I continue to pray for those who mourn and hope that you find solace in dealing with this tragedy. Death is no respecter of persons as we note there are children as young as one year. May God guide your path.

  12. Euthelie
    November 13, 2017

    It is so sad that that eve person see it fit to ise this platform to do their dirty work.And that is the reason q95 will never get back on air they owe so much mobey they don’t have a place to voice their leaders so now they are using those idiots to do their dirty work on platforms like this .They are evil people even if the PM is willing to sell his right hand to feed their own families .Lennox came to NYC to do his dirty work but it didn’t work out no body was there to pay him attention , please take a hint ” you people will never get into power you all are useless to the cause towards Dominica .If you dont have anything goid to say keep your mouth shut.Or rather raise funds to feed your families back home as we are doing .

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      November 14, 2017

      What they do not realize God is taking note of their words as embedded in their hearts. They will not escape His justice. Surely, if they are Christians and practicing ones at that they should know that.
      They should refer to the Ten Commandments of God and practice it for the good of their happiness, peace of mind and their souls. Otherwise, they will have failed miserably to the end.

  13. mine
    November 13, 2017

    I know its painful for their love ones that is missing, and very very sad for all those who died. May all their souls RIP. Its not easy.

  14. Shameless
    November 13, 2017

    We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into words or non-compassion towards those who survived this calamity or who failed in their elected duties to properly warn the fallen. Let us all pray that they find eternal rest and their souls RIP. To family. friends, acquaintances and countrymen by large lets us remain” #DcaStrong” for the good of the nation.

    Assertive but saddened! :( :(

  15. Riv
    November 13, 2017

    Condolences to the relatives and friends of the deceased. May their souls rest in peace.

  16. Ave Maria
    November 13, 2017

    I keep getting drown with thumbs down by UWP supporters as if what I said is wrong. UWP and labor can criticize as much as they want but that won’t stop me. I am a free Dominican and I speak my mind and don’t care how it affects UWP or DLP. Enough is enough and it’s time we stand against the evils we see in Dominica. When it is good give credit to Skerrit but when its bad and I start to criticize people always seem to talk about timing and what we saying to the world as if the world doesn’t know the nonsense taking place in Dominica. When it’s time to give Blow-go- dowe is look what PM or parl rep send. But when I criticize them for telling Dominicans they should not listen to Q95, especially during a hurricane that the government was caught with their pants down, while Dr. Fontaine was on Q warning of a dangerous storm that was coming but people did not take heed. I saved my brother and family because they don’t listen to Q and their PM was on DBS misleading them. I upset man

  17. November 13, 2017

    Wow so many people perish in Dominica my eyes are full if Tears its like a dream.

  18. ThicknessB
    November 13, 2017

    Thank you for the list but please make correction to the resident who passed away in Stockfarm. It’s Damina Ismael not Daminal Ishmael. Thank you.

  19. I Must admit
    November 13, 2017

    Man a lot of people perished man. It’s sad especially some of those dead I knew them. My deepest condolences to their families and friends. We’re they all Dominicans? I ask because I did not recognize a Russian name and based on the store Hon. Collin McIntyre gave of a white friend of his that died, I was looking for her name either in the dead category or missing cat and I didn’t see it. The Hon Minister was not clear as to if she died during Maria or after. But he made it clear that she died as a result of heat stroke and he buried her. I know I tebe but will admit that the Minister confused me with her time of death because he talked about his birthday and so many things. He said they called him to say she died but I don’t understand it because all phones were down. He also said when he went to visit the dead body he met her big dog by her but no mention of a human not even the one that called to give him that sad news. So I am confused and just asking if she died in Maria…

  20. Jane
    November 13, 2017

    Thank you for the list. May they RIP.
    Strange, there are persons I know who died in the storm and I don’t see their name on the list. This tells me that the list is incomplete.

    • Anonymous
      November 13, 2017

      Jane, give us those names pls. Maybe the police slipped up but they do read DNO.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      November 14, 2017

      I have a strong feeling with a hurricane as Maria, more people may have died.

  21. True Dominican
    November 13, 2017

    Very dissatisfied to hear that bodies are found but can’t be identified. That is where forensic science comes in. These family members need to have some form of closure. Human remains can be identified through teeth , bone and hair samples. To hear that these people can’t be given a name in such modern times is very disheartening for the country and for the families who have lost someone. Please don’t simply put this to rest. The government, along with the police owe this much to the grieving families.

    • Me
      November 13, 2017

      DNA should do it, especially if they have relatives.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      November 14, 2017

      Do you realize that this is Dominica; not Canada, US or Europe.

    • LawieBawie
      November 14, 2017

      Well for all of this cutting edge science to work, the forensic technicians would first need a database of DNA and other material, from which samples could be used to match the samples of the deceased. So having said this, maybe this is something that we need to look into for the future, especially bearing in mind our vulnerability and susceptibility to future similar events.

      • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
        November 15, 2017

        Lessons are to be learned from that. Consider that Dominica is a progressive country. For now, since Hurricane Maria it has set Dominica behind. It is my feeling that in future Dominica will have such a system for DNA and to take DNA prints of nationals. It will come in time.
        When a child is born DNA is taken. When babies and adults go to the doctor and dentists, their DNA is taken and is on record. Expect this to occur in Dominica in time to come and when Dominica gets back on its feet and is properly functioning.

    • TELL IT AS IT IS
      July 18, 2019

      Only now has my mum been laid to rest – TODAY in POINTE MICHEL since she passed in Hurricane Maria in September 2017.
      I’m sorry but living in London in the UK knowing that DNA was taken in November 2017, and only NOW we were given permission to bury her… DESPICABLE, DISGRACEFUL AND SHAMEFUL PRIME MINISTER AND PRESIDENT and POLICE!

  22. Me
    November 13, 2017

    Whoever does the weather in Dominica should have known about all this and ensured that information was broadcast to the entire public. As it is, we are all left to learn about weather forecast ourselves as its not coming from the government. For one forecast to be given for an entire island is nonsense. People are often in the dark about what weather is coming and in these times, that’s not good enough. RIP to friends and others unknown to me. Condo,need to all fiends and family of those lost. Get it together Dominicans who are responsible for,th wellbeing of others. You made a real hash of this and lost many lives, years of progress and caused a lot of stress and economic hardship.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      November 14, 2017

      These days some people expect too much. In bygone years Dominica did not have weather forecast. They were satisfied by what they heard over the radio and some did not have a radio then. They only hoped for the best.

  23. Dominican
    November 13, 2017

    Please, government should do everything possible to relocate residents from biod-la-mer locations. These places are just too dangerous., whether it be New Town, Massacre, Loubiere, Point Michel, Scotts Head or others. Please, stop people from building their homes there. I know it can be tempting but without regulations and enforcement future loss of property and life will be inevitable, especially with the pattern of climate change. I wonder if properties in such locations will even be insurable.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      November 14, 2017

      Some people live on a hill. They were fortunate that they survived and also their house. What is there to happen will always happen.
      I inquired about someone I know who is ill and whose house is on a hill. She resides with her family. I was informed she is OK, i.e., nothing happened to them and her house.

  24. Dominican
    November 13, 2017

    While this disclosure is awful and sad is better to know than remain in uncertainty and without closure. The authorities, although late, did the right thing this time by releasing those names.

  25. Merle Andrew nee Anthony of Loubiere
    November 13, 2017

    My Heart goes out to all friends and Family of the Victims of Hurricane Maria in my beloved home Dominica. I Pray Your Souls Rest in Eternal Peace… I’m especially sad about the Tragic Lost of my Neighbours/Dear Friends – Ivon Prevost , Myrtle Celaire, Annie Simon, Jerry Lafleur.. Gone but never forgotton.. Will Always remember the Good Times. Love Always!

  26. jihan
    November 13, 2017

    Very sad,pray that their souls rest in peace,and to the families accept my sympathy,dominicans we need to stop this political fighting,we all have a day when the almighty will call us home,to the leaders no man is greater than the other,you all in power your day will come also.

  27. Just Truth
    November 13, 2017

    Ave Maria, you must be an idiot or just laced with hate and ignorance, or worse – both. Either way you are a disgrace to our country and I hope you find some way to reconcile your deep seeded discontent for civility and decency.

    • June
      November 13, 2017

      Stop being a fool. Its not the name of the hurricane. It has nothing to do with the name. Its a HURRICANE. It could be hurricane whatever it would have done what it has to do. Name has nothing to do with it

  28. Ave Maria
    November 13, 2017

    Maria confirmed what Q95 has been reporting for many years are true and unfortunately to me, our government has convinced their supporters in particular that they should not listen to Q95 because Linton, Fontaine and rest have are lying. But we know from NG Lap Seng and others, to Pre Maria and post Maria are all true; unfortunately many have taken the red bait and bad prescription of the corrupt Doctor and as a result many died and are still dying because of ignorance. By now we should know that when Skerrit says peace is war; when he says not a serious storm and no need to stockpile on food and water, we should expect a Maria. When he says is a truck coupe we know is no coupe because the man is wrong in everything. When one listens to the video of Dr. McIntyre and his story of the white woman that died a day after he said she gave him a bottle of wine, you could tell he knew the storm was going to be dangerous because he said that. Unfortunately their supporters didn’t know.

    • antidote 4 stupidity
      November 13, 2017

      The comment is from a sick/cruel person playing politics with dead & missing bodies for the world to see.

    • Cassyforyou
      November 13, 2017

      Ave Maria what exactly is your point please?. Were you no t affected by the names you just read. Did your cold heart that thinks this story is the appropriate medium to express your dry political views ache and thaw when you read 10 year old one year old children’s name that are dead or missing. You sick…..

      • Barbara Saunders
        November 18, 2017

        Cassyforyou

        People like AveMaria have been demonstrating their sickness for years. On every topic, on every issue and the sickness always concludes that the gov’t can do nothing right but the run-mouthers (which is all they do on the other side) have all the answers no matter how ridiculous and far-fetched those answers are.

        In fact, everything bad is government’s fault, so in spite of all the forecasting done by the disaster preparedness office and the met. officers and all the warnings given for every one of the hurricanes, to people in low lying areas and along water ways to move away and to to shelters if necessary, as far as AveMaria is concerned there was no warning.

        But you see, all those announcements would be on DBS and Kairi which I guess AveMaria has the constitutional right not to listen to, while cursing other people who they figure do not listen to Q95. That’s a common characteristic of that group. They have a monopoly on freedom of expression and…

      • Barbara Saunders
        November 18, 2017

        cont’d…
        they have a monopoly on intelligence and freedom of expression.
        Well, I do not listen to Q95, by choice. I can do without the daily dose of venom that it offers. No one has told me not to do so as I do not allow people to usurp the ownership of my thought processes.

        I tune in selectively to listen to the pathetic and hypocritical excuses and defences when issues such as the FACTUAL Sam Raphael revelations, or the dishonest land transfer sagas of the likes of Thompson Fontaine surface. I also tune in when the embarassments of advocates like the Jason Fontaines pop up.

        I do this so that I can make an intelligent assessment as to whether the other side is a credible and trustworthy alternative to the much maligned and accused incumbent. I also observe the attitude as it relates to tolerance of opposing views to determine if that is what I want for Dominica in the future. After all, if the two are “six” or “one half dozen” of the other, what’s the point?

    • DA
      November 13, 2017

      WTF is your problem. You talking about Skerrit in a situation like that? How the hell Skerrit knew the hurricane was going to be like that. No one expected the thing to strengthen as bad. You and the damn politics that taking over. We DO NOT need this in our country right now. The hurricane didn’t hit Workers or labour or papi or whatever damn color. Hurricane hit and affected the whole blasted country. We DO NOT need persons like you with these damn comments. Stupid!

    • G
      November 13, 2017

      Maria does nor make u all learn .blue blue god love you.. for all negativity that going on .politic will nor end pray for your country q95 what .

    • Ave Maria
      November 13, 2017

      Thanks for all the thumbs down and nasty thing you all had to say. You are free to express yourself in whichever way you wish and so do I. FYI I am not a supporter of UWP and from 1985 to 2014, I have voted DLP. However I CANNOT silent any longer; I can play politics or religion and die in pretense. First thing I did was offer my condolences to family and friends left to mourn. As to when is time to speak my mind I will not live that for you all to determine for me. These days we have no respect to peoples emotion. Recently a couple came from the US to bury their loved one and the daughter was arrested at the funeral. Did any of you talk about timing? Evil has taken over the hearts of my fellow Dominicans and I must speak and shall continue to speak. Don’t tell me about what the world is hearing because they need to hear and deal with what is happening in Dominica these days. You all are a bunch of hypocrites and I refuse to go down that lane. Evil is Evil and I will speak & hold not

      • The Darkness
        November 13, 2017

        …I sir am no hypocrite; however i cannot subscribe to your BS.

        This is not the forum for anything political… Have a heart man!

        Maria really missed some trash…

      • Really?
        November 14, 2017

        Liar stop pretending on trying to make people believe that you are not a Uwp supporter any longer it’s clear in ur comments that you are a supporter. …..You all put politics in everything come on make some sense nothing that you said makes no sense….You are just a political fool…..You have no sympathy in a time like this ,get a life.

    • Double Trouble
      November 13, 2017

      @ Ave Maria you are spot on no matter the criticism you getting. I will go a step further by saying if Thompson Fontain was wrong in his prediction on Q95, that would have been it for uwp. In fact they would look for a way to jail all of them for stirring gear and Q 95 for sure would be closed. They would confirm Skerrit as good of the country and uwp the devil. But they got exposed and the people realized how much they have been missing by not listening to Q95, where nothing but truth is being spoken they have their agents ready to shoot down everything people say. But keep speaking no matter what they say

    • Jay JB
      November 13, 2017

      And there…..is always that one person who brings in politics in the midst of all this. Smh

  29. marie-claire R Skerrit
    November 13, 2017

    praying for those who are still missing and RIP to those who lost their lives

  30. Ave Maria
    November 13, 2017

    We should conclude that Maria killed 65 because DA is small where we all know each other and two months after Maria the 34 in the missing column might as well be added to the dead column. Very sad to hear that and my condolences to the families & friends left to mourn. I cannot blame anyone for Maria or for those that died but I will say that if the government was more responsible, the death toll would not be that high. I mean if they had only turned off their pride and listen to Doctor Fontaine on Q95, for three straight days warning about a dangerous Maria that would live people in shock, I am convinced many more would be saved. Instead of going on other local stations and tell the people to not listen to Q95, when they knew neither DBS or their other preferred radios were not giving timely and updated information like Q95 was doing, so people could take heed and protect themselves. Maria proved that our government failed us both b4 & after Maria and we need to tell them to go

    • Olderman
      November 13, 2017

      Ave Maria,
      1. I was there, a was watching all possible meteo, and I did not learn, that it will be so bad. Anyway I had ALL information possible about comming hurricane – everybody could have it. What do I know, that kids in school has enough information about hurricane preparedness!
      2. Do you know, how they died? It was because of Skerrit or becoause of own temerity ar unwariness? I think you know too much! Or writing too much!
      This, what you are doing has a name – it is trolling. However I see there is nobody to believe you.

      • Be humble
        November 13, 2017

        I am trying to follow you Maria and probably support your commentary however, I cannot understand what you are saying. Temerity and unwariness etc. Please help me. Explain what you are saying. Break it down, speak in lay man’s terms. Please and thank you.

    • Ideal
      November 13, 2017

      I agree with you Ave Maria.

      • Olderman
        November 13, 2017

        Well, you can agree with troll, it is just your problem :-D

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