Police send warning for Carnival season

Police officers in action during Carnival last year

The police are warning that anyone who is bent on breaking the law during the Carnival season will be met with the full force of the law.

Police Superintendent Richmond Valentine has reminded citizens that the laws of Dominica are not suspended during the season.

“Persons bent on mischief for Carnival 2018, let me remind you that the laws of Dominica are not suspended and so the police will not hesitate to deal with those culprits lawfully so that peace and security can prevail throughout the entire season,” he said.

He stated that the police have the responsibility of ensuring a safe and secure environment for revelers, visitors and citizens alike.

“In order to achieve our objective in ensuring safety, reducing the occurrence of criminal activities and reducing the possibility of any critical incident, our presence will be significantly enhanced throughout all carnival activities islandwide,” he stated.

Valentine said the police strategy will focus on crime prevention, traffic control management “and generally maintaining police presence within the city and as well as around the entire country.”

“Police officers will dominate the streets within the city and in particular the carnival route to ensure the parameters outlined in the Carnival Order to guide the conduct of revelers are enforced,” he noted.

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32 Comments

  1. A True Dominican
    February 9, 2018

    Let us be peace makers rather than trouble makers.Let us unite to help build back our country.Let us be more tolerant of each other.Let us pray more.Life without God doesn’t Worth living. Crimes​don’t solve problems They only make a bad situation worse. No one can enjoy life behind bars. To all carnival lovers, have clean fun and stay well away from trouble.One Love.

  2. Wild Animal
    February 9, 2018

    I hope the police especially the commissioner and deputy are not involved in this warning because if they are, it would confirm that Dominica has definitely into a very deep and dark hole where human pride, shame and dignity have completely disappeared. I say so in light of the very damning report we see on DNO about the police, according to the Jamaican investigator that was brought in to investigate the police. If we had any sense of pride left the police would first apologize to the public and let the public know that based on the advise received both commissioner and deputy are on leave until further information. To just come back and pretend as if all is well speaks poorly of Dominica and our national leaders and really reminds me of the charismatic pastor that was leaving with two wives, maybe more, at the same time like a Muslem, until he was exposed. But the man was so shameless that instead of being repentant just felt all he had to do was start his own church. DA gone boy!

  3. We Not Real
    February 9, 2018

    “Persons bent on mischief for Carnival 2018, let me remind you that the laws of Dominica are not suspended and so the police. ”
    My good friend Valarie you really put me to shame as a former officer. Boss to make that foolish statement implies that you, as the Superintendent agree with others that the laws of Dominica have indeed been suspended thanks to Skerrit, and no wonder the kind of things happening in Dominica and the damning report we heard of against the police, surely confirmed that fact. So we are in deep hell in Dominica according to the PM and yes, ‘no law no Constitution’ again according to the pm, is now a reality in Dominica

  4. jeff
    February 9, 2018

    This is why Dominica need law enforcement change,for the better. when the police is soft all you laugh at them, when they brutal you complain.

  5. Sniper
    February 9, 2018

    I thank God for our officers.they are hero’s and I pray that God will grant them strength throughout this season.One thing I know for sure,policing is not as easy as some people think it is .be proud officers God bless you all !!!!!

  6. moveder
    February 8, 2018

    Dominica is a lawless country. Th whole island supported a song which justified looting. Even now people will be angry by this statement knowing full well it is true.

    Anyway whatever hope there is no trouble this carnival.

  7. Damning report onchief & deputy
    February 8, 2018

    I read a very damning report yesterday against the commissioner and his deputy and I do hope they are not the same ones talking about carnival security because clearly, that would send a damning message on Dominica, the Prime minister and the national security minister. In case you did not read the very damning report please read here: https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/general/damning-report-on-the-leadership-of-the-police-chief-and-his-deputy/
    Based on the above report both the Commissioner and his Deputy should have voluntarily resigned or, the government should have fired them, providing we had a government that cares about national security. By having the deputy make this statement our government must be making Jamaicans, especially Colonel Jamie Ogilvie, ask if Dominica is a real country or if Dominicans are real people that read and understand

    • UDOHREADYET
      February 9, 2018

      thanks for sharing… the report seems accurate to the events that took place… they failed to do their jobs at the time they were most needed.

    • Cow bite man
      February 9, 2018

      you reading Police superintendent and you talking bout deputy eh!!

  8. Dominican
    February 8, 2018

    Police dominating the streets? Please… Spare us from this stupidity.

  9. RandyX
    February 8, 2018

    Valentine, you still have the audacity to open your mouth. Do yourself and the citizens of DA a favour and resign. Your colleague from Jamaica told us that you and your boss need to go. You are utterly incompetent and an embarrassment to the CDPF. But you still open your big mouth??

  10. Roy Williams
    February 8, 2018

    If we are to go by what was said prior to Hurricane Maria, this Tiger does not have any teeth, :lol:

  11. Norm
    February 8, 2018

    Where were day during the looting? I would stay clear of these guys this carnival because they might want to something to prove their worth you’all. Stay clear – alert! alert! – Goons in uniform and holding side arms and rifles are near by

    • Paul Rossnof
      February 9, 2018

      Where they were you ask? Helping the looters, that’s where they were. By now it should be clear to everybody in Dominica, there are rules for one set of people but the other set has none at all. Even worse they say so: NO LAW AND NO CONSTITUTION…

  12. Gem
    February 8, 2018

    It is good to know that the police will be present. However, we the citizens believe that the country has become so lawless that expressions from the police, seems worthless to us. It seems to be just words and no action. I have witnessed countless times when the police pay a blind eye to lawlessness. Its sad that the youth are not even scared of the police anymore. They have become “lavabo” in local palance.

    People have no respect for each other, the noise in vehicles, fast driving and loud cursing is an example of how much we have lost our sense of being mindful of the other person. This behavior has become the normal. and it is a sad reality.

  13. Dominican Passports
    February 8, 2018

    I staying home and meditate, might do some work on my house for next season :oops:

  14. Dominican
    February 8, 2018

    With respect Spt. Valentine! Since the police inaction during and I immediately after hurricane Maria, you must forgive me for saying that your police force has a serious image- & credibility problem so I will take your warning with a pinch of salt.

    • Weekenz
      February 8, 2018

      What you must do is break the law and prove that to us :mrgreen:

      • Iamanidiot
        February 8, 2018

        I take it you’re a police, but your arguments in the comments with other people are weak and senseless, I guess most police ( including you ) are slack academically….pity.

  15. Dowad
    February 8, 2018

    Though I support the police in preserving the peace and protecting the public,but there are individuals who have ,and are still continuing to commit crimes in this country with impunity.
    Note,it’s not only stabbing a man that’s a crime. How about corruption?
    And by the way Carbon and Valerie ,what the heck are you all waiting for.
    Bunch of disgraced people leading decent people.

  16. The one and Only
    February 8, 2018

    I’ll believe it when I see it. Dominican police are weak and total waste of time. I would know, I depended on them to help me on an issue and they are a total waste..
    If I was rich I would bring down some police officers from the U.S and Canada to patrol. Zero tolerance and no second chances. That’s what we need.

    • Weekenz
      February 8, 2018

      Then when criminals get shot you will come back here asking for investigation and making all excuses to defend them. Six tongues Dominicans have

      • The one and Only
        February 8, 2018

        If criminals get shot they deserve it. Don’t be a criminal and you won’t get shot. Rapist murderes child molestors ignorant gang members need to be shot or remove from this world

    • Say Moins Meme
      February 8, 2018

      Why not discipline your children so that there will be no or little need for police intervention? The police cannot do it all. It begins at the home!!!

      • The one and Only
        February 8, 2018

        I agree it begins at home. However you cannot blame the parents all the time. I have seen parents give strict rules and the kids decide to follow bad company and ruin their lives…if they choose that life and they want to act out and cause trouble then the barrel of gun will teach them a hard lesson.
        This is why I love north America, yes the police can be brutal but some people deserve it.

      • The one and only
        February 9, 2018

        Yes they can! But Dominican police cannot do it all cause they are lazy and weak…sometimes even if you train them at home, some may not care still turn out to be bad eggs. These bad eggs need to be removed permanently.

  17. sweetiegirl
    February 8, 2018

    smh, instead they go and pray they sewoing. They pretending like they in depression, but look at them saying carnival helping them .. what a world. the only person that can help u all is god….People learn from maria. god is calling…

  18. February 8, 2018

    I agree because some are ignorant and only bent on leaving their homes to cause trouble. The full weight of the law in them …..

  19. Rock
    February 8, 2018

    Hahahahah again!! U mean to tell me you all are giving the same warning again hahhahahha the same thing all you say befor maria what happened hahahahahahaha… this time is valentine that’s on the line lmao…. yes I …

    • Justice
      February 8, 2018

      All it takes is for the police to shoot one lawbreaker and all your giggling will cease

      • Toto
        February 8, 2018

        And how many lawbreaking looters they shoot? Well, good luck to them anyway.

      • Weekenz
        February 8, 2018

        Justice you right, see how they crying for a looter a big generator the man tief we. Shoot one of them and you will hear, forked tongues.

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