UPDATE: Gay cruise ship docks in Dominica; two passengers arrested for indecent exposure

John Robert Hart

Information reaching DNO indicates that homosexual cruise ship passengers alleged to have been involved in public sexual acts are in police custody at the CID Department.

The police  were called in after the men were seen publicly engaging in sexual activity.

One individual with information on the matter told DNO that “they were informed of the laws of Dominica and they were well aware that their acts would be considered a criminal offence”.

Police Chief Cyrille Carrette has confirmed that  two males from California, John Robert Hart and Dennis Jay Mayer, have been charged for indecent exposure and are expected to appear in court on Thursday morning.

The men were also initially charge with buggery but Carrette said on Wednesday evening that charge will take too long to expedite, hence the men will only be charged with indecent exposure.

The visit of the cruise ship to Dominica apparently carrying only male passengers is generating heated debate online, especially on Dominica News Online after the website posted the story earlier Wednesday.

The ship evoked mixed reaction from observers who noted that “only men” were disembarking from the “Celebrity X Cruises” ship docked at the bayfront.

Some members of the public gathered there appeared not amused with the development.

A few told Dominica News Online that they were protesting what they consider to be “immoral behavior” on that cruise ship.

Dennis Jay Mayer

One hair braider told DNO that she was “mentally disturbed, first time I am seeing that in my life”.

Some eyewitnesses claim to have seen what they described as sexual activity taking place on the ship said to be carrying only male cruise passengers.

“It’s wrong, it’s dirty, they can’t do that so publicly.  They need to respect us and our land,” another angry onlooker said.

Another individual said the nation should have been informed of the development instead of it being sprung as a surprise on Dominicans.

There was an SSU and reinforced police presence on the scene.

Busloads of only male passengers have been seen taking brief tours around the capital.

Gay cruise tourism has been a talking point around the region, with some islands more flexible than others about their approach to the matter.

 

The ship in port
SSU officers at the Bayfront on Wednesday morning

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917 Comments

  1. karla
    July 14, 2013

    allu 2 damn hyoocrite ONLY MEN ON A SHIP????????????????? MY GOOD WAT IS DERE TO EXPLAIN AGAIN STOP PRETENDING AS IF THESE THINGS ARE NEW TO DCA HELLL NOOOOO SOME OF ALL U PLAYING PAT INNOCENT ON THE MATTER GUTS GO IN THE BUSHES IN DCA AND SEE WHERE ALL THOSE HIDDEN ACTS GOING ON STUUPESSS MAN

  2. December 19, 2012

    dat’s thilf. they need to respect us. :twisted: :-x

  3. December 3, 2012

    I am a Canadian evangeist who has been researching the Commonwealth of Dominica. Your government and spiritual leaders have done well to keep the moral standards high and keep out the filth that is polluting many other nations. Let nobody tell you Dominica is old fashioned or behind the times. There is nothing modern about sin and nothing desirable about HIV or AIDS! I want to commend your police for doing their job. And I thank God for the true Christians – brlirvers in Jesus Christ – who are the salt of the earth and the light of the world! They are the true hope of Dominica and every nation because they dare to tell the world what God says not what the people want to hear. May God bless your beautiful nation and make it the envy of the world. I invite you to visit my website http://www.livinghopeministries.ca. Sincerely, Rev. Don Hill, Pentecostal Evangelist

    • Concerned citizen
      October 16, 2019

      Thank you sir for your comment .I am a Dominican living in America and I am thankful for this law. We don’t need to spoil our little country with such godforsaken sexual immorality.

  4. May 14, 2012

    :?: :?: 8-O 8-O nasty they nasty d macoumear go back california and bull

  5. Oscar Wilde Guilty
    May 12, 2012

    Gays are perverts, as this story shows, and that is why normal people don’t want them around. Jail is a good place for these creeps.

  6. April 9, 2012

    have sex on a ship that why call gay cruise ship

  7. LOCKIE
    April 8, 2012

    The bottom line is that Dominica is not exempt from gays/lesbians, you will find these people in all countries, but the issue here is that those men were violating the laws of the land, by doing their act visibly. In any country you visit, you must pay respect to the laws of that country,if you violate these laws you will be punished. Gays/lesbians/straight we are all God’s children. He loves us unconditionally, the choice is ours to live right or continue to live in ignorance and dishonour his name.He created Adam and Eve to go and multiply and replenish the earth. He never said Adam and Steve. To all those who are offended by story, please seek God while he may be found.

  8. DA ROUD
    April 8, 2012

    the point of the matter is simple nobody can tell all u wat to do but do it in the PRIVACY of your roon NOT WITHIN THE PUBLIC VIEW. THEY NASTY AND THEY STILL (DISRESPECTFUL)WITH THEIR NASTINESS. Growing up my mother used to always tell me ” LEAVE YOUR BAD WAYS AT HOME NOT TO GO AT PEOPLE HOME AND SHOW OUR OLE WAYS” leave your buggaring for california!

  9. sxer/dash
    April 1, 2012

    dominica people will sex to

  10. Anonymous
    April 1, 2012

    stop that

  11. Tt
    March 26, 2012

    omg what has become of us, da massive stand up for what is right, be open minded and honest. :-x

    • TruthIsHere
      March 27, 2012

      We walk as if our eyes are closed since when have the strong conformed i am proud of the day we stood for something in DA

  12. Island Boy
    March 26, 2012

    After hearing about this hatred of Gays and Lesbians in Dominica, I WILL NOT invest in that backward country. I had plans to open a resort in Dominica (Open to ALL people). I hope Dominica’s hatred and bias keeps them safe and sound in the future–without good Foreign Relations I don’t see how any Island country can prosper & thrive.

    Do not judge lest thee be judged…

    • TruthIsHere
      March 27, 2012

      If you people had a sense of morality maybe we would be willing to accept such an investment u call it backward but your ways of life is equal to that of hell your foundation is that of a sinner and we are still blessed in DA you can keep your calamity u can swallow your foreign relations boy.

    • DA ROUD
      April 8, 2012

      Go ahead my brother NO PROBLEM ! Inveest your NASTINESS somewhere else. WE 100% PROUD DOMINICANS are quite CONTENTED with our simple yet wholesome lives.
      Sorry to have disappointed you my boy OR girl (WHATEVER YOU ARE) BUT YOU SURELY WONT BE SEEING ANY GAY OR LEABIAN WEDDINGS TAKING PLACE ON THIS GOD FEARING LAND ANY TIME SOON! (SMH SICK PEOPLE)

    • April 3, 2013

      I am an international evangelist based in Canada who has made five trips into the Caribbean. It has been an honor to preach the Word of God on four of the islands in some of their largest churches to overflowing crowds. Your people have treated me with incredible kindness. The pastors in the islands are dedicated hard working professionals who truly care about their flocks. When I heard that a gay cruise ship had dared to dock at Dominica and make an open mockery of your laws I was very offended. Had it been a man and a woman who were having sex in public view I expect your police would have arrested them. No civilized country would allow this. But to think that two sodomites openly committed buggery on your shores to give Dominicans a public show is discusting beyond words. It is likely they knew the law in Doninica forbids this kind of homosexual behaviour and they decided to thumb their noses at you adding insult to injury. I am glad the police moved swiftly. They set an example of policing at its best for the world to see. Now some creep is saying he was going to open a gay resort in Dominica, but oh my, now he knows how you feel about gays he has changed his mind. Actually, I don’t think Dominicans want that kind of business. But I believe a greater effort on the part of the tourist industry would bring many good people to your shores. Once they have discovered Donminica they’ll tell others just as people in Canada have raved to me about your country. I look forward to visiting. Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

  13. da passy
    March 26, 2012

    thats so nasty :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

  14. Ostrich
    March 26, 2012

    Trust me folks for those of you who think that Dominica will lose tourist dollar lol we will not
    Believe me we will not. Even though we were cannibals, the Americans will come in droves either out of curiousity, or to do research, to study our lifestyle and write a documentary, or to see if they could change us. Trust me they might event try to write a book, or do a film on the whole sheebang ! Fret not thyselves Dominica will be OK !

  15. wetfet
    March 25, 2012

    that is so off and nasty they should do that some were else. not in public in dominica :twisted:

  16. M.L
    March 23, 2012

    get a room

    • they lie
      March 31, 2012

      where is the photo of the young men doing it live?people here need to grow up.where that have more of that than dominica?

    • sakway gas man
      April 7, 2012

      u even saying get a room!!! you mean go to hell… the hottest room ever!!

  17. god son
    March 23, 2012

    them type of people there to nasty i mean do your thing in your room not in the public of dominica in this world have to much bad things.and why alyou accept a gay ship in dominica oooooooohhhhhhh my god forgive those two men please i just don’t understand what they see in pushing poopoo.

  18. Vivi
    March 23, 2012

    I find it interesting that this story has no details. Nobody here seems to know what these two guys were doing yet most of them have imagined an action, attributed it to the two guys, then judged and condemned them. Very very interesting…

  19. Anonymous
    March 23, 2012

    this was such a disturbin thing. i mean after all they could atleast stay in thier own bed room, and in the first place they should never agree for gay ppl being in dominica

    • observor
      March 23, 2012

      While i agree with the first part of your comment that they should stay in their bedroom. And that goes for everyone not just gays. But the second part is ignorant. For us to say that we would have to be a 100% free of gays in this country and we are not. We have more gays in this country than the 2000 that were on that boat. While i am not for this gay business who i’m i to judge them? We will all get our judgement day with god. In the mean time they come here as visitor as long as they don’t break the law in anyway let’s get their money and send them on their way.

  20. Mark
    March 23, 2012

    I was onboard the ship when they got arrested, Let me clear your minds. They did not get arrested for being gay,It was the passangers who reported them.They were having sex in the balcony. Having SEX in the view of public is against the law, Not only in DOMINICA but everywhere. They got arrested for public indecency. I don’t feel sorry for them,They giving gays a bad name.

  21. stevo
    March 22, 2012

    tourism is everybodys business well the guys was doing their business eh….

  22. ozone
    March 22, 2012

    DOminica sweet Dominica where have u gone wrong my heart is bleeding

  23. peeping
    March 22, 2012

    News for the govt, stop throwing money away on tourism and boost agriculture. remember the world will always need food but tourism is the most fragile industry. a natural disaster, a political divide or change of govt, a simple incident can wipe tourism out in an instant but agriculture can last forever. when food scarecity hits the world we should be on top!

    • Waitukubul i
      March 23, 2012

      If I were anywhere near you, I’d shake your big toe! I concur 110%.

  24. March 22, 2012

    We are fooled. thereis a misconception dat tourism is bringing plenty money to da. dat is not true. Do an action research or survey and find out. i have done so. few touriste come out of the boat, the few whocome out most times have organized tours in which the same bus drivers are rotated, many vendors go home with empty hands, a lot of the times the tourist are advised not to come out anyway, and yes they are brief about the laws of the country and crime status and everything. Apart from the research i have been a cruise passenger. for example when we were being briefed about a south american country they even told us how to hold our bags and advised us what streets not to walk etc. they do these things for all ports. People please read critically. Tourism here in da is not what it is made out to be.

  25. Anonymous
    March 22, 2012

    wow now that’s real abomination . kill them both let them go to hell

    • ?????
      March 22, 2012

      You seem to be tired of living.Kill yourself first.

    • no party politics
      March 23, 2012

      yah, men on the down low do not consider themselves gay,there are lots of down lows in Dominica.lets hope they’ll be able to solve other crimes like they did this time.
      by the way that’s not the only thing that’s abomination.Yes they broke the law,but thete is no need for humiliation. I wonder what the reaction would be if it was two women.

    • March 23, 2012

      Are’nt we quick to judge. No call is made for pedophiles and rapist and wife beaters and adulters and thieves and some murderes

  26. Calm Down
    March 22, 2012

    It doesn’t matter what Dominicans think the bottom line is your not in your home so you must follow the rules of where you are. I am a Dominican and I have no problem against gays but those two men should not have displayed their affection like that. I am straight but if i was to take a trip to the Middle East I would not engage in ANY type of sexual activity in public because that is against their laws. Plain and Simple follow the rules of where you are and leave your personal actions for your home.

  27. March 22, 2012

    All I would like to say is, each one has a life to live and they can choose whatever they wish. It is unfortunate this has happened. However if the Government/Tourist Board of Dominica did not advertise this ship was to be in port that is entirely wrong. The public should have been notified of what to expect. Gay people tend to spend loads of money and why should the island not enjoy some that they will spend while there. Being gay in Dominica is a no, no, however thousands of Dominican men have sex with other men, because they enjoy and some for money. I have always had Dominican men in my life 13 years now and they are the most loving and gentle men. So all those who were not happy the ship was there are those who want Dominica to stay poor. Tourism plays a big role in your country. Welcome to 2012 and be open minded. Thanks All.

    • peeping
      March 22, 2012

      Thats a misconception. We do not nmake that much money out of tourism gay or straight. It we did, the vendors on the port for ages now would have been rich. If you intend to break our laws take your money and place it where the warm DA sun does not shine or go to Iran to get kidnapped and tortured. We will survive like we always do, you now cant survive one month without a salary.

    • in shock!
      March 24, 2012

      well KEN it seams you are a gay person and thats why you would want the rest of US DOMINICANS to simply and literally bend over frontwards because money is involved, just reading your comment answered the main question i ask myself when i see young men who have had their mothers and fathers sacrifice to give them and greed influence them to take to other courses just to get money. having persons come to our shores and publicly disrespect our Laws and people and not doing anything about it because they have the opportunity to bring “loads of Money” as you said is just as unfortunate as allowing senseless murders, Rapes, Kidnappings and other crimes to go unpunished you should be ashamed of yourself. what example are we setting for the younger generation??

  28. Anonymous
    March 22, 2012

    I have tried to see something on a ship before from the dock. I could never see anything. If they were having sex, they must have been standing up. Even then what could you really see unless you were a peeping tom?

    The whole thing is silly. On both sides of the argument. Who cares if you are gay and have sex. And who cares if someone had sex period. Apparently it happens regularly –male or female–gay or straight or bi— Welcome to “Reality”.

  29. March 22, 2012

    hmmmm

  30. ann
    March 22, 2012

    Domnichen ,according to BJ, Zor too sort!

    There is nothing wrong in having this Gay cruise ship come here,what all you trying to say?The other cruise ships dosen’t have gay’s on board?Boi look small minded people! in the box stickers!!!! The people are on a cruise ,enjoying themselves and we are recieving foreign exchange!

    If they really had sex in Public,then that’s wrong because it is against the law in D/ca.
    bUT THE CRUSISE SHOULD NOT BE BANNED!!!!!

  31. Anonymous
    March 22, 2012

    women cannot have sex with each other. It is not physically possible

  32. ok
    March 22, 2012

    is it was a lesbian ship that come Dominica and allu see two woman having sex allu will never act like that but as is two men allu wonnna be saying bad things about them? hmmmm all of allu tht saying that drr in allu thing on the side I LIE? NO :-x

  33. minding my own
    March 22, 2012

    :oops: what a joke these m####### gay were trying to pull yesterday was to try our laws in this place and they have won and gotten away with it but will never do that sheet they pulled off in dominica when they get back to califonia. they should have been given the full exent of the law up their.

  34. Cool1
    March 22, 2012

    Hey Guys….this news made it to Bossip.com. What do ya know!!

  35. Eduardo
    March 22, 2012

    This will be a black eye for Dominica’s tourism industry, and immeasurable cost for tourism marketing efforts. IF, there was any public sexual activity, a warning seems more appropriate than arresting these cruise passengers who are only on island but for a brief few hours. Now, the whole world knows that Dominica is a discriminatory and unwelcoming destination.

  36. ouiiiii
    March 22, 2012

    What a joke! Dominican men piss any and everywhere in public. I have seen more tooly in Dominica than anywhere else in the world. And they bath naked in the rivers broad daylight. Most of the female tourists enjoy these free shows. But isn’t this indecent exposure? Holding hands and kissing is not bad, but sex in public is disturbing male and female or what ever what are we farm animals? They probably visited for Carnival and thought this is Dominica so why not?

  37. Anonymous
    March 22, 2012

    dno take note the ship was not only carrying gay males.it also had gay females.The public should remember that SEX can only be performed by a man and a woman,male and female.What these punks were engaged in is not sex and it should be called by its real name.Referring to this nastiness as sex gets me mad,and it is an effort on part of our society to make the rest of society accept this as something good us$800 to commit buggary on dominica with its beautiful seenery in the backgroun,thats cookiesand icecream. but god will deal with them :twisted: :twisted:

  38. WALKER
    March 22, 2012

    JUS BECAUSE OF MONEY GOVERNMENTS WILL ALLOW THIS KINDA TINGS COME ON THEIR LAND I NOT SAYING IT DONT EXIST ALREADY BUT DAT IS OVER THE LIMIT, WE NEED TO BAN THESE TINGS FROM THE CARIBBEAN,

  39. ouiiiii
    March 22, 2012

    They should have come during Carnival, then nobody would even notice them.

  40. Dominican
    March 22, 2012

    I AGREE THAT THESE GUYS SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN A WARNING OR EVEN CHARGE,BUT TO MAKE SUCH A SPECTACLE,DOMINICA GET REAL, AND WORRY ABOUT THE REAL ISSUES AFFECTING US, AND A FEW PEOPLE MENTIONED THAT THEIR KIDS SHOULD NOT HAVE HAD TO SEE THIS,WELL SHOULDNT YOUR KIDS BE AT SCHOOL?

  41. wicky
    March 22, 2012

    bottom line is they had sex in public-they were not charged with sodomy- any heteros having sex in public would be arrested too. But you have to respect for the laws of the country you are visiting just as a women must cover her head when going into a Mosque

  42. Jase
    March 22, 2012

    WHAT I find strange is that why didn’t ssu arrested the two women who were also on the gay ship caught kissing in plain sight.

    Dominicans are too hyprocrite. Those who saw them said that they are being turned on whilst the two men were turn offs so they were arrested? please

  43. KLL
    March 22, 2012

    To be honest, I don’t see what the big deal is about this. I mean, come on, they were they were ON THE SHIP… Who cares what they were doing? If you did not want to see BLOCK YOUR EYES! I am a Dominican, and though I’m straight, I don’t see what the big deal is about homosexuality. Actually coming on board the ship to arrest those people is too harsh in my opinion, and I’m not sure that if it was a heterosexual couple that we would have been so harsh.

    • Anonymous
      March 22, 2012

      YOU IS A NASTY PERSON, JUS LIKE DEM

      • cha!!
        March 22, 2012

        @ anonyMOOSE: hello subject-verb disagreement ..YOU IS? you is an uneducated person?.. :lol:

    • yes i
      March 22, 2012

      Straight? you are crooked as they come.. you must wish you were there to indulge yourself.. nyway i will ensure that there are NO more crusie ship to come again

    • Peeping
      March 22, 2012

      You will block your child eyes next time. :mrgreen:

    • A nony Mouse
      March 24, 2012

      Well said KLL. There is nothing worse than listening all this righteous indignation, like you all so pure. The bible says “let the man who is pure cast the first stone” Seems like we have a lot of pure people in Dominica.

  44. Gary
    March 22, 2012

    I visited Dominica 2 years ago. I went to visit the church on the hill and was shocked to find a naked woman and a man having full sex behind a bush in the church grounds. Double standards! Dominica is homophobic. If you want to quote the bible to me – then try this one…

    “Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?” Matthew 7:3

    • Sniggerdoodle
      March 22, 2012

      A man and woman having sex? How horrible! YOU wouldn’t be her pal if it wasn’t for a man and woman having sex. What you call homophobic makes no sense. Who’s scared of homosexuals? Why would use that term for people that simply have a higher moral standard than some Americans. Guys sticking their manhood where other men defecate is not a good thing no matter how you look at it.

    • Peeping
      March 22, 2012

      In the bush behind the church how is that public? get a dictionary. :mrgreen:

      • March 22, 2012

        gary stop lie na mannn

    • well! well!
      March 22, 2012

      Liar Gary…if you went visiting a curch what were you doing all the way at the back of the church in the bushes…hmmm

      • well! well!
        March 22, 2012

        Correction “church”…wonderif you were the one in the bush..fishy story.

  45. Nonsense
    March 22, 2012

    2 homosexual males pass through d/a more than half of d/a up and raging….wen is carnival time and woman rolling up on each other its not a problem to the point that the real lesbians can do it and it wont look like anything weird…hypocrisy at its finest..

    • Sniggerdoodle
      March 22, 2012

      You see, hot woman…not butched-up pseudo-men wanna-be’s woman creature things….having sex with each other is hot and therefore, good. In fact it’s truly the most sensual thing there is. But guys having sex with each other? Gross and disgusting by any measure. You can’t even put the two in the same category, not near :-D

  46. marc
    March 22, 2012

    Easiest thing is just to boycott Dominica in future.

    • March 22, 2012

      U want to come from no where and break another country laws? no matter what there view are?good then,lord said man should not lay with man,he also said thou shall not kill,go back and you’ll find out

  47. RichB in PS
    March 22, 2012

    Hail the conquering local heros, we in Palm Springs waiting their return with a welcome home and are organizing a petition nominating them the Nov 2012 gay pride grand marshalls.

    • lol
      March 22, 2012

      LMFAO – i’m coming to crown them lol

    • Anonymous
      March 24, 2012

      Stop digging in pit toilet!!! Nasty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous
      March 27, 2012

      YOU CAN KEEP YOUR FILTHY TRASH
      , WE HAVE NO NEED FOR THEIR MONEY AND THEM.

  48. Mouth of the West
    March 22, 2012

    Mabel walking on the road naked everyday. Yellow bathing naked in Roseau river. yet noone arrest them for indicent exposure. But allu want to put dominica in how much negative light and risk tourist ships pulling out and further cripling the economy for two white man. Is it worth it?

    • Ostrich
      March 25, 2012

      Are Mabel and Yellow normal or are they crazy women?

  49. DOMINICA bugger$
    March 22, 2012

    DOMINICA IS A HORRIBLE PLACE

    • March 22, 2012

      those two guys knew exactly what they were doing,this kind of act is absurd and disgusting and in the eyes of god we will see about gay and proud.sodom and gomora.

    • better than you
      March 23, 2012

      You’re going to judge Dominica on a whole by just one event ?
      You’re horrible.

  50. Law and order
    March 22, 2012

    What i want to know is this, how is it that Dominca police, who you can never find when a man beating up on a woman, or other crimes being committed was so quick to even go on the ship and arrest those fellas, and those fellas was on the ship, not the side of the road. This does not make sense to me, unles it is a case of any publicity is good publicity. Becasue Dominic full of anti-man, since I born, they walking the streets, we know them in high place and low. Now some advice,for those hypocrit religious leaders, stop preaching hate, and educate the members how to live good lives how to run businesses successfully,how to unite as a people,that is a better gospel and it is what black people need to know. We all are sinners, even the pastor and the priest and Jesus done die his die, so teach the people how to live not judge, that is Jesus job is he alone that die for the sins of the world.That is much more usefull for black people to know, because the truth is slavery abolish but the new slave master is religious bigotry.Time to stop making irnoramuses of our people in Jesus name. He is not pleased with the hate.

  51. Jon in Canada
    March 22, 2012

    I doubt very much there was any sex at all, probably hand holding or, horrors, kissing. The truth of the matter is that most of the Carribean is populated by somewhat backward people, not all mind you, but a great many. As such, the superstions of religion cloud the judgement and intellectual discourse, leading to false condemnation of those who are different. Let Dominica remain a backwater if it wishes, I, along with my brethren can go elsewhere, and we will. I will not make fun of your faith, I just find it odd that as christian as many in Dominca believe themselves to be, they are incredibly un-christ like in their actions and words. So be it.

    • islandgirl
      March 22, 2012

      Go elsewhere then! Had this been done in Canadian waters, they would have been arrested too. You expect “backwater” Dominicans to accept the behavior because we need tourist money. Then don’t come. We need tourists who will respect our laws. Plain and simple!

    • Anonymous
      March 22, 2012

      Don’t act like all tourists visit with good intentions!Many visit to exploit the islands women and men too!Look at all the videos of tourists throwing money at tribes in the eastern hemisphere and how they treat locals.I live in Canada Jon,and if they did it here, they would have been given a hefty fine even in our perfect little Canada.I’m sure they would not have gone out to any of those beautiful middle eastern countries and do what they did.They probably would have been stoned on the spot!Like you said, you doubt, but they pleaded guilty, so why be a hypocrite?

  52. gay and loving it
    March 22, 2012

    eh beh we have allu going…bojaay oye..let me go and walk roseau papa…dominica is in for a rude awakening…

  53. gay and loving it
    March 22, 2012

    eh beh…well is now am going to walk the streets of roseau with my head higher than ever..i am not preaching violence nor do i want to shove my sexuaality down the throats of others but i am me and i am best at that..lemme go canada and i apply for refugee status..allu just made it so easier for me to go there cause i have more than enough evidence that dominica isnt tolerant with me being me..allu cyah make me bend or break..i die na…..

  54. Not Bias
    March 22, 2012

    It have plenty gay men in Dominica to so doe play part…i dont like what they did i think its disgusting and they should have been aware of our laws but i dont have anything against ppl…..thts their business they are the ones that have to answer to God for what they are doing not…..im not condoning it but im not judging it either. Im sure if not some but atleast one man that was on bayfront making noise is secretly gay thats what psychology calls REACTION FORMATION.

  55. BostonTrini
    March 22, 2012

    Gosh, tourists should never again visit and pump US$ into your pathetic, backward island. A woman who braids hair making judgements about cruise ship passengers? All this Bible-quoting from near illiterates? Ancient laws suddenly being enforced instead of drug and crime laws? What an embarrassment to the Caribbean, to the world.

    • Waitukubuli
      March 22, 2012

      Boston Trini, your country is so forward is that why many trinis afraid of going back there? Some of them don’t even make back to their country of residence after visiting because of the level of crime. Is this the consequence of your country being so advanced?

      Time will tell!

    • March 22, 2012

      Marriage is betwween a man and a woman this will never change. Life has to continue two men can’t have children..people don’t have to accept things that they don’t believe in because of money. Dominicans are proude people ! We may not have much but were are proud we don’t BEND

    • islandgirl
      March 22, 2012

      Hun, Trini is second to Jamaica for crime in the Caribbean. Who are you to judge DA? If your place was such a freaking paradise then what the hell are you doing in Boston? Get off our page if that’s all you can contribute.

    • Domnic
      March 22, 2012

      Well mr or misses, we never ask you to come Dominica. First of all if our country backward what the hell theyre there for. to convert our men to fagitism. My island is the most beautiful island in the Caribbean, if you dont like it dont come. Every damn country have their laws, we should uphold ours to. You think if a Dominican go American and do any assness, they would get the stiffest penalty. so when you talking, hold your damn brakes on my country, take your damn cruise ship elswhere, let the US keep their damn dollars and take care of their damn people. we illeterates, oh really, we are proud to be better educated than you all, we have invested in our education while you dont know what kind of education you have, yours cannot be compared to the one we get in Dominica. we dont have resources but we are far better of…they want us to go on our knees to beg but for sure the begging would not lead us to accepting fagitism and we will UPHOLD OUR LAWS AS IT IS WRITTEN..NOT BECAUSE YOU COME FROM AMERICA IT IS DIFFERENT….SHAIT MAN…when america fix their drug laws we will fix ours since we backward…

      • Ice
        March 22, 2012

        Very well said

    • BostonDominican
      March 22, 2012

      Excuse you? First of all DA is not backward. Other countries are conforming to the devil’s agenda and they just call it being modern. It’s a good trick by a deceptive snake and ppl who do not know the WORD are just falling for it. Secondly, the christians in Boston and DA are the ones holding back the hands of God. If we stop praying and interceding, man sure nuff will feel His wrath and it aint gonna be pretty. If you have a problem with our buggery law then take it up with God!

    • Anonymous
      March 27, 2012

      YOU ARE DISGRACE TO CARIBBEAN PEOPLE.

  56. blackberry356
    March 22, 2012

    GAY POWER. I am loving the debate.

    • gay and loving it
      March 22, 2012

      beyonce remix dat song of yours girl…becasue we all know whho really run the world….i die na..

      • simply blessed
        March 22, 2012

        bEYONCE REMIX: men, men run the world. GAY POWER. LOLOLOL

      • December 19, 2012

        point of correction, the wrd is because not becasue. :wink: :idea: :roll:

  57. As if.....
    March 22, 2012

    1. Some Dominicans have the tendency to blow everything up. I don’t understand from that distance how they saw the 2 men having sex (but then aghain their favorite pass time is minding people business, boy they must have been studing the boat). All the camera phones around nobody got a video.

    2. Some people have the guts of go on tv, giving interview of what they saw, acting so upset and aghast at the situation,claiming they not going to carry any of the gay passengers, PLEASE!!! when they on the same booty train.

    GET A LIFE!!. It has much more important things in Dominica to stress about than gay cruise ship.

    • gay and loving it
      March 22, 2012

      so true…well is now i awill give them things to watch

  58. DAdontrelinquish
    March 22, 2012

    This is an intentional and deliberate act by certain people to create discord and problems. They were fully aware of the laws of the country and set their plan in motion. The LGBT is now engaged in economic and social terrorism against this tiny island. The laws of all countries must be respected. Indecent exposure is against the law in the USA and most other countries of the world. There are counties in the USA where laws are being enacted to allow for arrests and fines just for wearing sagging pants. I know that some of the citizens might concerned about the economic repercussions of the LBGT lobby, but one should take a stand, and not be willing to do and accept anything for a dollar!!

  59. Toneh
    March 22, 2012

    During Carnival people pretty much having sex whining on one another…..woman on woman and all and I haven’t heard anyone complain about the indecency in that!!!! Jouvert morning women walking around practically tootoney (sp) (just pant and bra) and no body talking about that!!!!

    Pure hypocrisy!!!

  60. yes i
    March 22, 2012

    Tell them – they can keep their money, I will keep my honey and die with my dignity!!! :lol: :-P 8) – Dominicans that is what you need to be saying, yah.

  61. oh lord>>>lol
    March 22, 2012

    REPORTING LIVE FROM THE COURT HOUSE. ” THE BEAUTY OF THE RIVERS, THE REVISHING MOUNTAINS…THE SPRINGS. THE BEAUTY OF THE ISLAND, CAPTIVATED THIER EYES,THEY COULDN’T HELP IT.THEY HAD TO EXPOSE THEIR FEELINGS.IT MADE THEIR FEELINGS RISE.BUT THEY APOLOGIZE TO THE DOMINICAN PUBLIC…” (NOT EXACT WORDS BUT TO THAT EFFECT IT WAS SAID BY THE LAWYER OF THE ACUSSED)

    • islandgirl
      March 22, 2012

      I see! But they weren’t having sex right? You all can demonize dominica for tourists who admit they were engaging in disrespectful behavior in plain view of the public. Go to any part of the US and break their laws and see how many of them will demonize their country for you?

  62. Waitukubuli
    March 22, 2012

    That’s amazing – anything for a dollar?

    Law is law and these men are very aware of the laws of D’ca and if they did that it was only mere provocation – it was deliberate – this is typical of gays/lesbians against anyone who is opposed to that lifestyle. They WILL NOT do that in California because Cali’s Penal code prohibits lewd conducts which encompass sexual activity in public. Such a crime is punishable by law. So why should it be tolerated in Dominica? Is it because “she” is considered a third world country and should be careful not to offend the “big guys”?

    Further, some have labeled Dominican nationals as “hypocrites” as a result of this incident. But if I am not mistaken these men were arrested for BREAKING THE LAW, by the sexual activities not because of their sexual orientation. So is it ok to show leniency to prove tolerance of gays/lesbian so Dominica can appear favorable in the eyes of others?

    Some have justified the alleged act because they believe it occurred in “their” turf, meaning on the docked ship – But NO it didn’t occur in their turf- they were within the jurisdiction of Dominica even if they are on a ship in her waters. For example, would it be justified that those on a boat on Dominica’s water act as cocaine vendors on that boat because they were in their turf?

    Moreover, others think that because “there are gays in Dominica” it’s ok for tourist to violate the buggery law of the land? So if a tourist should commit other crimes such as stealing or murder should that one be ignored because Dominica has thieves and murderers?

    Some have even said this is spoken about in the U.S. as if the law should be bent because they are U.S. citizens -in the name of pocket change? Even the U.S depends on God for everything so why should we depend on anyone?

    From a spiritual perspective, my people need to seek first the Kingdom of GOD- favor comes from God and not man. It is imperative that we understand that GOD hates sinful actions and not people. Therefore, every sinful act is condemned in the eyes of God and every country is guilty of these offenses (sins) in the eyes of God. Those include lying, stealing, killing, every form of sexual immorality (fornication, adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, bestiality, incest, rape, etc), envy, greed. While these sinful activities are present in every country around the world, it doesn’t mean that it should be acceptable.

    Only righteousness exalts a nation while sin brings reproach – God has ordained people to speak against these sinful ACTS in order to lift their nation to that level of righteousness. There are some who are faithful to Father God and their priority is the Kingdom of God, and as such they have every right (as deemed by GOD) to speak against these actions. SIN separates people from God. It is written, everyone who dies in his sin/s will face eternal damnation.
    My advice whether you are a liar or gay you need to repent before it is too late. Hell’s mouth is wide open and refuses none.

  63. Anonymous
    March 22, 2012

    NYC GAY who cares if you or your family comes to our island or buys our products ? Please we will survive. You think you own the world, there are thousands and thousands of us living right here in NYC and what can you do about it ? Nothing. Absolutely nothing ? Just because bigger countries have gone one way does not mean that we have to.

  64. shatta
    March 22, 2012

    I do not know why you’ll keep putting the Blame on the gay Guys Vistor. All the Blame should be on the commissoner of Tourism and are your prime minister. Mater of Fact They will be set free.Remember is AMERICAN You’ll dealing with.

  65. angle
    March 22, 2012

    those man there need to respect dominica and other countys to it have bad rooms for those stuff…. great job police

  66. Concerned Dcan in US
    March 22, 2012

    Everyone needs to respect the law of any country. Whether you are for or against gay people.
    That kind of behavior is for behind doors. It’s a law in the USA and most countries.
    I agree that they should be “charged” for breaking the law. Dominica has to stand up for itself and show that our laws need to be obeyed no matter who you are, what you are or how much money you “might” spend.

    This goes for EVERYONE – Dominicans including.

  67. MOI
    March 22, 2012

    you all make me sickkkkkkk,,all dominicans can do is cry and mind people business,,dem other crusie ships dat comin d/a alu no what amount of gay people they habouring? best all crusie ship jus stop come d/a,,den alu will start to eat one another

  68. zee
    March 22, 2012

    good lookin men wii. i like to c d older one. he maybe rich, he had a balcony room ummm

  69. Piton
    March 22, 2012

    LEAVE THEM ALONE YOU BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES!!!

  70. hmmmmmm
    March 22, 2012

    If it was two women? what would be the feedback?

    • hmmmmmm
      March 22, 2012

      I think they’re should have just charged them $10,000.00 and let them go on their merry way…

  71. Mike
    March 22, 2012

    It is very unfortunate your law and government officials choose to spend so much time on this incident when there is so much worse crime they should be working to prevent. This is not about indecent exposure, this is about Christian zealots continuing their war against those who were born gay/buggers. Indecent exposure? One local commented about all of the public urination without arrests. This incident brought me to this website where I discovered all of the crime against tourists and murders in Dominica. This is NOT a safe country to visit and I will not bring my family here because it is unsafe and because you have Christian zealots who do not act very Christ-like.

    • Ostrich
      March 25, 2012

      Mike you can go to hell America is the biggest hypocrite you all have the most crime, all kind of damn serial killing, women slashing their children’s throats, drowning their children, Man shooting their pregnant wife and blaming it on black man need I go on ? I LIVE IN THE US so don’t come with your crap. You all have some evil evil laws to downpress the blackman and/or immigrants. A young black 17 year old boy was shot by a whiteman just for being in a white neighbourhood. Up to now that murderer has not been arrested. Right now Mike some of your people are trying to remove the word ‘God’ from the American Pledge. You know good and well that America does not tolerate indecent exposure, if a man is caught urinating in public he has to register as a sexual offender spoiling his otherwise good name. You people arrest a mother for breastfeeding her hungry crying baby in public. Would you have liked it if gay, straight or anybody for that matter have sex in the presence of your children or beloved family? They would be in therapy all now so. Your people love to run to therapy before they see somebody backside who is the hypocrite? There are people who are harrassed in certain parts of America just for being Black, so fall way back MIKE and by the way I think you are gay and nothing is wrong in being gay just follow the laws of our little backward and poor country just like we have to follow all your ridiculous laws in the US in order to survide.

  72. March 22, 2012

    these guys saw Dominica’s carneval 2012 street perade and they were encouraged.
    they were testing the waters to see how strong is the law against homo is Dominica.
    these guys were the instigaters to open the debate on the gay law in Dominica and to put pressure on the country to accept their activites.
    there was a big band with colours, i wander what message the colours had behind it.

  73. As I see it
    March 22, 2012

    in that case every one on the ship needs to be arrested for indicent exposure….the boat has docked and we all know whats going on in there. So its either we keep them from our lands and continue to reject and protest against gay or we accept them on our waters and keep our mouths shut because we all know what to expect from a gay ship when its docked in our country. We r blowing hot and cold..thats our problem here in Dominica.

  74. We are tolerant !
    March 22, 2012

    To all those who say Dominicans are NOT tolerant!
    We tolerate sexual abuse of children by mammy’s new boyfriend.
    We tolerate attacks on tourists.
    We tolerate pedophilia by priests and put PROUD TO BE.. stickers on our cars.
    We tolerate all kind of violence.

    But enough is enough, no gay indecent exposure (what ever it was, perhaps kissing) on a cruise boat at Bay Front

  75. hey
    March 22, 2012

    i think these two people were paid to do that….cause they stated that they were aware of the law of the land…..and they still went ahead to do that. maybe the first world countries are doing that to see who will be tolerant and who wont be so they know which country to black list….heheheheh

  76. fufubird
    March 22, 2012

    Wait a min are some dominicans agreeing that its ok to have sex in public? Welllll wellllll our nation is done. People what are we teaching our kids? This does not happen in other countries much less in the usa.

  77. Upset
    March 22, 2012

    This incident is utterly embarrassing to me as a Dominican.
    This is NOT the kind of international attention that we want at this point in time, when we have so many social ills to deal with.

    Dominica’s laws are against buggery, and the government should have just avoided this embarrassment by doing the same as the other islands: to not let the cruise dock in the first place! Simple.

  78. Kesha
    March 22, 2012

    Having any type of sex IN PUBLIC VIEW is wrong! You have children walking all over the city, can you imagine the affect this can have on a child if he/she witness the sexual act?

  79. high risks
    March 22, 2012

    an mr smarty pants, mr know it all thompson fontaine thinks its political? like seriously? when or how did it become political? that man never ceases to amaze me! their motives are too well known..dey will say juss now is skerrit dat want to please the gay community and agreed to it….mr fontaine..we are so fedup of ur antics and ur opinion! stuuups

  80. barbados
    March 22, 2012

    http://barbadosfreepress.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/dominica-two-men-arrested-for-sodomy-on-celebrity-summit-cruise-ship/

    “The presence of gay cruises in the Caribbean has riled several conservative islands including Jamaica and Grenada, where anti-sodomy laws are enforced with strong backing from religious groups.

    According to Cruisemates.com, no gay cruise lines sail to Jamaica or Barbados for fear of homophobia and possible violence.”

    • Pat
      March 22, 2012

      I clicked your link and it stinks. Many have tried to compare this to Black people getting rights so they can too, women getting rights to vote, kids getting rights not to be spanked etc etc. If so one is right to compare boggar to peodifilia, incest, rapists etc etc then.

  81. tehbeh
    March 22, 2012

    DNO should not have published the persons pic.. This is all over the world now. Their families are probably embarassed. How will these two ever go back to their country n not be subjected to criticism

  82. Anonymous
    March 22, 2012

    thats why dominica will continue to suffer……we agreeing for too much garbage entering our country…little by little we are being blinded……we allow ourselves to ignore the real issue at hand,

    • Mike
      March 22, 2012

      After reading the Crime section of this website, it appears there is plenty of garbage already in Dominica that needs to be cleaned. What enters on cruise ships is nothing compared to what I read on DNO crime.

    • jerseydominican
      March 22, 2012

      oh my god judgement is coming dont judge yet :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • watashame
      March 22, 2012

      speak for your self…i am gay and for your information i am smart, have a great job and is very prominent…i am not gabbage

      • Waitukubuli
        March 22, 2012

        Watashame,
        You are NOT garbage in the eyes of the living God; but, your actions are garbage in His eyes. He loves you just as much as he loves anyone else, but such sinful act separates you from Him.
        This doesn’t mean any other sin (sexual or otherwise) is less offensive to God, but since you ahve admitted to having a sexual relationship with another man I am addressing it in particular.

        Father God says to “come let us reason” and believe me He will not refuse you. You may think this act is normal, but it is not and only God can help you be the person he created you to be. Don’t allow anyting or anyone to separate you from eternal life- which is in Jesus Christ. You only need to experience that for yourself.

        Remember God loves you, but your lifestyle is not acceptable to Him and His hands are stretched out toward you all day long saying “come”.

        Have a great day!

      • yes i
        March 22, 2012

        @watashame
        – correction, you are not smart otherwise you would not be involved in that degrading lifestyle

  83. Anonymous
    March 22, 2012

    what happen?selling cocaine and corruption not sins too then?All the violence isn’t sinning too?Why are Dominicans so biased!? Nobody protests all the murders being let loose on to the streets

    • peter jacobs
      March 22, 2012

      Who are we to judge!however, this is a different scenario.These people were allegedly having Sex. I believe that they were well aware of the law and they were provoking Dominicans….hence this is the reason it was done on the ship! They knew the implications.they just thought the ship would have been safe!
      We have laws! About our other crimes, they are wrong but we condone them…. we watch, gossip, and say nothing to the authorities.
      sacwe’ Domichen ki zo ye’

  84. The truth
    March 22, 2012

    I don’t mind anyone coming to Dominica. We should welcome anyone. But our laws are to be respected and furthermore, we respect ourselves. I cannot remember the last time I saw a man and woman engaging in sexual acts because we have that respect for the public. Much less for two men. With that said, the gay ship can dock, but respect us. Simple

    • Mike
      March 22, 2012

      Would you arrest a tourist for trying to buy or sell cocaine? It is against the law but it appears DA residents are allowed to engage in such criminal and sinful activity without arrest.

    • 5-0
      March 22, 2012

      now what do you do when the LAW is immoral? laws that discriminate may be the law…but they are wrong. the US had laws that discriminated against blacks for years, would you have defended those laws just because they were the law?

      • Domnic
        March 22, 2012

        and your point is…we are still enslaved and those laws are not for us so get you point more direct cause you dont make no damn sense..so because they accommodate you does not mean it is right…jail them faggot

  85. ghetto voice
    March 22, 2012

    i just listened to a news clip from c.b.s 2 news…boy those ppl can twist a story..they say those ppl were in their room and they forget to close their blinds….lawd have mercy…what a twist on the story….anyway sex in public in wrong no mater who do it..if is me they had catch they should send me jail too

  86. stoutt
    March 22, 2012

    MAYBE THE BEAUTY OF THE ISLAND HAD THEM GOING :lol:

  87. PUSS
    March 22, 2012

    The point of this matter here is not that we are against ppl because of their sexual orientation its an issue that sex is something to do in private not publicly.

    • DC
      March 22, 2012

      Y’all just a bunch of criminals. Up to this moment it cant be said what exactly the men were doing. A wicked person would just see anything and say is Sex!
      btw! So much bugger man that walking the streets whining their waste in public and acting all indecent ways and they have never been warned. Others are aware of buggerism right under their nose and tolerate it.
      I hate gay ppl. To the bones, I cyah stand them. But we need to stop being so damn hypocryte!

      • Vincy
        March 22, 2012

        I dam agree with you…..

      • watashame
        March 22, 2012

        now what a way to start to start my day..you hate gay people? well i happen to be one of those who loves whining my waist side to side because i am proud to the utmost extent of the way i am living…my advice to you, dont travel…cause theres plenty more of where that came from

      • phd
        March 22, 2012

        you hate gay pple? you know thats probably because youre gay. it’s ok. being gay is not a choice, it’s the way people are born. there are many scientific experiments that prove it’s in your genes. unfortunately society is very biased, and often times pple that are gay for themselves into denial. its those gays in denial that sometimes are the most homophobic, because they hate themselves. so dont hate yourself, DC, you would be a lot happier if you admitted you were gay

      • PUSS
        March 22, 2012

        @ DC
        well FYI i am not a hypocrite i acknowledge the fact that there are gays everywhere it doesn’t mean i HAVE to accept such a behavior….. to you it seems like accepting buggery n sodomy is the way to go about being genuine then i come to the conclusion that you have a problem, and btw if you are so comfortable with this way of life why don’t u go aboard the cruise?

    • Babyphat
      March 22, 2012

      They wr on their Ship!! Geezzzzzz
      So if my husband is sodomizing me at my home it seems I’ll most likely get arrested too??!!

      Utter rubbish!! Where’s the “eye witness”?!
      Case dismissed!

      • Ostrich
        March 25, 2012

        Babyphat I wish you all would stop being so damn
        ignorant it was he passengers that reported them not Dominicans. Trust me Americans do not mind their business they see and observe and report anything

  88. I'mWondering
    March 22, 2012

    If they did commit indecent acts or did viloate the laws of DOminica, then they should be punished according to the law.

    However, we should not hate them or ask for them to be persecuted because they are gay.

    We can ask that they respect our laws and norms when in Dominica.

    Other than that, they are humans and free to visit Dominica!!

  89. Trouble
    March 22, 2012

    BIGGER COUNRTIES PUTTING PRESSURE ON THE WORLD TO LEGALIZE. we got to stand our ground!! and personaly i think dem man wanted to get caught, i not sure why yet, but they knew it was illeagal here and still did it. wat if they wanted it to get international attention hence stiring up and outrage amoung the bigger countries- pressure on dominica (and “too long to expedite” if it was me that rob somewhere carrette wouldnt give me tht good time)

  90. ambassadoress
    March 22, 2012

    A! A! I think they should legalise boggary; so i could say, guilty as charged. He bugs me.

  91. Faceup
    March 22, 2012

    PEOPLE FIND A LIFE, SOME PEOPLE SAY, FIRST TIME THEY SEE GAY MEN LIKE THAT IN THERE LIFE,GO TRAVEL, OPEN YOUR MIND, GIVE ME A BREAK,AND GO A HEAD ENJOY THERE MONEY, WOW !!!

  92. ME
    March 22, 2012

    Based on the several comments I am reading here it seems that someone saw them having “sex” in public< who saw them, where are the facts, do you know buggery could be considered holding hands, kissing or any open form of affection without having "sex" or intercourse. You people here a word and run wild with it without first finding out the faqcts! Stop spreading propaganda and sensationalizing things. WHO SAW THEM HAVING SEX please shed some light if you did???

  93. Honesty
    March 22, 2012

    Mr Douglas stop feeding the people crap…..before any cruise ship calls on a destination they inform the country of which cruise line they are coming from and even the number of passengers. Gay cruises do inform the port of call of their stance. If they did not then how were you able to know when the 1st gay cruise ship had intended to dock some years ago? There was uproar just like the one of yesterday, protesting against it days before it docked. So Mr Douglas stop this crap! Dominica tourism authority was well aware that the cruise was a gay cruise, but you all are fearful that if you say no to the cruise lines they will boycott like they did in Grenada when Grenada increased its head tax. The cruise ship that dock was part of a fleet that is part of one of the major cruise line companies and if one cruise ship from their fleet can’t call on Dominica’s port then there is a threat that the company will pull Dominica from its cruise itinerary. Dominica government is well aware that they do not have any sector to drive the country’s economy, Agriculture sector no longer exist. They are on their hands and knees for these cruise lines as that’s the only way money (foreign earning) might circulate in the country. Tourism is the only thing right now that Dominica can look to in trying to develop a sector to boost the economy. So they cant be too bold to pick and choose which cruise ship calls. Right now they under the thumb of any and everyone who can inject money into the country’s dying economy. I’m not from Dominica and I’m on the outside looking in but it’s clear as day….so Dominicans don’t be fooled. (I work with a tourism board, I know how these things work)

  94. father help us
    March 22, 2012

    these two men were trying to make a statement, now how we deal with that statement they made is up to us to prevent others from taking it further

  95. NYC
    March 22, 2012

    People this is not a religious debate or even an individualistic view on morality! This is about two men who DELIBERATELY chose to have sex in plain public view to provoke a people they believe are homophobic! The country has laws, and they can’t flaunt them for their crusade. I could careless what their sexual orientation is, if what they are accused of happened, then there’s a price, but I’d settle for a stiff immediate fine and send them on their merry way on their cruise ship!

    Many Gay people function in society with harmony and then you have a few misfits who will do things of that nature just for a RISE.. sorry no pun intended..there’s a protest going on in NY right now, guess who gets arrested most days from clashing with police, a few crack heads, dimwits, and so called gays & lesbians who have turned the spotlight on themselves and keep violating the laws. They would be arrested even in San Francisco so Dominica has to address the issue too

  96. Anonymous
    March 22, 2012

    it seems all them gays gather up to comment on this page.. nasty mi say.. basically yal telling me that whether gay or not u can have sex in the public and stop being hypocrite about it. nasty!

  97. JAZZY
    March 22, 2012

    Why would the two men leave their ship where they have privacy and come off shore to have sex? That does not make sense.

  98. Holiday
    March 22, 2012

    This matter has made its way all over the internet, in turn, all over the world… Dominica will not be seen as a vacation destination of ANY sort…Dominicans need to be a little bit more open minded…POINT BLANK!… Business is Business, and these people, like EVERYONE else , just want to experience a bit of the nature isle, but the fools gathering at the terminal. what for?sorry to say, but Dominica will ALWAYS be backward…

  99. JetLeeRoy
    March 22, 2012

    Remember the D/a ambassador to the UN hinted us that they were going in that direction. Someone conspired with them to let them into the country. They have been run away by many, many countries.
    We have been setup by both the ship, ministry of tourism and the bogarer group itself (well guess i should not use the word bogarer so i will soften it and use ‘gay’ instead). We have been set up.

    • Pat
      March 22, 2012

      I agree, say it like it is. Also I doe know why they drop the borgar charge and just hold dem for indecent exposure.

      • T. Winston
        March 22, 2012

        That’s easy because they don’t want to be deemed intolerant and thus lose the gay tourists who come here. Charging them with buggery would probably see them lose foreign aid. Both the US and UK have stated that countries who do not throw out the anti-gay laws will be blacklisted from aid. To me, once aid comes with conditions then it’s not humanitarian it’s a bribe and not a free will type of thing.

  100. Karl
    March 22, 2012

    Hate the sin not the sinner……..I hope these men bought a lot of stuff becuse the vendors do need a boost. Who cares what people do in their private lives?????? How about those in DA who engage in that behavior even when they have wives at home?

    • May
      March 22, 2012

      Do they do this illicit act in public? Don’t be a hypocrite.

    • SALT
      March 22, 2012

      Karl, you do not understand, they did it in PUBLIC, not in their private homes… so shut up if you do not know what you are saying…

      • Karl
        March 22, 2012

        Don’t you think a warning than an arrest would have been more effective Rev. SALT for DA’s image abroad?

  101. Cesare Bonventre
    March 22, 2012

    In this case, Dominica bureaucrats are taking issue not with buggery, but with having sex in public.

    In my opinion, having sex in public, in the capital of any country, in front of children of all ages is reprehensible and selfish.

    I’m sure these two chuckle-heads are not well in the head! They knew well in advanced that gay sex is a sensitive issue in Dominica, and that sex in front of children in public is an issue with all humanity everywhere, and despite all of this, they chose to do it anyway!

    It is common Courtesy & decency in any place on the planet to refrain from sex in public & in front of children. Anyone to violate this “common sense” approach to life is selfish & deserves some sort of consequence for this type of behavior!

    Having said that however, I firmly believe that Dominican bureaucratic policy get in touch with reality too! Every grown person has a right to have consensual sex (with other consensual adults).

    THAT TOO is Common Sense!

    I hope the good people of Dominica take issue with their unnatural SEX REPRESSION bureaucratic policy – AND EVOLVE WITH THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE!

    • K
      March 22, 2012

      I agree with everything except the las paragraph. It is unnatural. And ANUS was NOT MADE for a PENIS! And two men CAN NOT procreate. This is like a slap to humanity… the end of the human race.

  102. Bratt
    March 22, 2012

    And that is why that island will continue to exist in poverty and ignorance. Really ? So Dominicans really think they better than Gay americans? so then y you subscribe to american tv, wear american style clothing, why are they trying to get greencards? please be quiet already. This is just talk over nothing. its 2011 not the middle ages. Get over it. Shame on the cops for treating visitors like that.

    • Ostrich
      March 25, 2012

      Hey Not everyone wants your damn greencard so fall way the hell back mr brat!

  103. +
    March 22, 2012

    Sin is Sin…whether in public or private is sin…

    …I have a few gay friends who are as sweet as ever. Gays are humans too you know. Jesus loves us all, that’s the reason why He went to Calvary. It wasn’t for the perfect, faultless or sinless, it was for all and sundry. For the non-believer, the pastor, the heathen, the sane, insane, you name it, it is bought by the precious blood of Jesus…if we say that we are a praying nation of Christians who discount gays, shouldn’t we have used this opportunity to witness to them when they arrived? The church should have mounted troops to meet them and share the gospel with them, not stand aside and hide behind comments and slander them. To all my Gay friends, I LOVE YOU!JESUS LOVES YOU AND HE WANTS YOU TO COME SHARE THIS LOVE WITH HIM.

  104. Dr. No
    March 22, 2012

    On that note: An incident came across my desk sometime ago of two elderly lesbians (tourists) having sex in broad daylight on a “secluded” beach in the north. They were seen by school children and villagers. Anyone heard of it? Were they also reprimanded?

  105. Dr. No
    March 22, 2012

    A Short Prayer For Dominica:

    Dear Lord,

    Spare us from your wrath next time around, a second strike that would make Sodom and Gomorrah seem like childsplay. Our people are blinded by what they see in “Babylon” and believe it to be liberally acceptable.

    Spare us Lord, spare us.

  106. dave
    March 22, 2012

    Legalize gay. Free these two men! Grow up tiny little island of Dominica.

  107. AWA Wii
    March 22, 2012

    500 plus comments that news really interest you all hope when its something more important we see those views from u all

  108. Californian
    March 22, 2012

    As a Californian, the homophobic ignorance of Dominica is astonishing.

    I call for a BOYCOTT of DOMINICA. American cruise ships can spend their money elsewhere where it is welcome.

  109. Anonymous
    March 22, 2012

    Kill EVERYONE(Gays and non Gays) both commit the same kind of sins don,t know why all you going on like you is better than everyone else yah ……hypocrites,gays can go suck themselves off somewhere and so can the so called straight ppl

  110. Upset Dominican
    March 22, 2012

    Dominicanewsonline.. It would be nice to clarify some basic questions about the story. Where were they copulating? On land? on the boat? That would make a difference to the situation. Were they showing off in front of a crowd? or was it clandestine? Their intent is very important.

  111. Upset Dominican
    March 22, 2012

    We are a soverign nation. We have laws which must be enforced. Gay or not gay, they can wait until they went to their cabin to have their sexual activity. What I am not clear about is was it on land, was it on the ship’s deck? It is still sketchy.

    I just wish the authorities would show the same exuberance in prosecuting the people who burnt GON Emanuel’s house. (SSU officers Seriously???}

  112. March 22, 2012

    Ok, my fellow Dominicans all I want to see it the PROOF from someone taking a picture using their cellphone…(just like the KONY guy who was caught slamming the pavement in his birthday suit) Is this just hear say or are there any FACTS??? It’s so easy for everyone to share their opinions on what’s right from wrong. I personally do not condone such behaviors but I try not to judge others because everyone has to stand before their creator and give an account for there lives. If there is no proof and no evidence, then why condemn these men on false accusations??? Set them Free!!!

    • BostonDominican
      March 22, 2012

      THEY PLEAD GUILTY!!!!!!

  113. RuhRoh
    March 22, 2012

    I visited your little country in November of last year. I shopped your little market selling souvenirs with the name of your country on them. Almost every table had a little plastic man smoking weed and displaying his “parts” quite out in the open. If you are such a Christian nation why would you sell these items where children off cruise ships will see them? Hypocrites to say the least…

  114. March 22, 2012

    Val…… Len…. and Ger.. are the biggest gays in DA. At list we know that we have people like that in our country. They all have beautiful wives epsept one. Anyway we must try to protect the younger generation.

  115. Truthofthematter
    March 22, 2012

    I wonder what the bishop have to say about all this.

  116. seriously
    March 22, 2012

    When will people learn the difference between Homosexuality and Paedophilia. Gay people do not molest children, even more so they are protective of the young would be also outraged as any parent, straight or human being would be about sexual molestation of minors.

  117. Anonymous
    March 22, 2012

    Val…… Len…. and Ger.. are the biggest gays in DA. At list we know that we have people like that in our country. They all have beautiful wives epsept one. Anyway we must try to protect the younger generation.

  118. amazing!!
    March 22, 2012

    I am amazed by the number of comments and even more amazed by the content of some comments.
    There is one problem here…. 2 people engaged in a public sexual display and that is unacceptable from anyone, gay or straight. End of story as all the other arguments are misguided.
    First of all this ship comes to Dominica all the time, this call just happened to have a gay charter, there are charters on several occasions of all natures, gay, lesbian, swingers, Jewish, University, and on and on. Celebrity Summit is not a gay ship. Furthermore if people say “oh don’t allow gay people on ship to come here”….then we would have to stop tourism alltogether. Because gay people visit on ships, via the ferry, by plane, on yachts. So people need to think before they speak and put this whole episode into perspective.And by the way, we have our very own gay community here…so is the next move to deport all gay Dominicans? With all the serious issues facing the country this incident has been blown out of proportion.

  119. brois
    March 22, 2012

    the loser in all of this fiasco will be dominica!!that situation could have been handled more descretely and privately.i say to you my fellow dominicans when the spin mills start doing their jobs on the cruise sites and margarzines the healines will be “tourists are not wellcome to dominica”.i do not condone what they were doing but people with such tendency cannot be taken lightly.now we should be in damage controll mode starting with these ships are not well come here.or deal with what comes with it!!!

  120. M T
    March 21, 2012

    I do agree all laws should be followed when visiting a host country including their public decency laws. As a married gay US Citizen, I find it disgusting that a gay cruise line jeopardises the safety of its passengers by embarking on countries with anti-sodomy laws on their books.

    When I pay thousands to travel, I expect to travel to safe destinations where my lifestyle is accepted. Its bad enough that as a married gay couple, we can be arrested and sentenced to death in several countries just by landing foot on soil because of our passports identify us as married. But to find out the cruise line includes stops in countries that are anti gay/ anti sodomy is disgusting.

    What would have happened if your army/police raided every cabin on that ship and accosted the passengers that were committing buggery? Shame on Atlantis! I’m calling for a boycot on all gay cruise lines who steer their customers into harms way.

    What a Shameful! Distrustful! Wanton disregard for the safety of the traveling public. I’ll be sure to tell all my friends to avoid your country because we are incompatable with your lifestyle and sovereignty.

    • SoFLa
      March 23, 2012

      As a Dominican and a friend to the GLT community..i an many others call for the disbanding of these hateful segregating laws. I stand united with you!

  121. A Voice
    March 21, 2012

    Boy, so many people come in here and stating that these people should not have been arrested and should be let out and all that. But I say to you that if these two were engaged in the same act in public in California on any other US state, they would have been arrested the same way.

    Should we for the sake of a few pieces of silver, pervert justice? Justice is blind. These guys should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. They did that on purpose to front it in the face of Dominica. If these guys are not prosecuted, what do you say to the next accused that stands before the court of justice?

    I am so glad that it is making news all over the world. Let the world know that Dominica is a land of laws and ought to be respected. We will survive.

    Like I stated already we too hypocrite in this society. Many people seems to want to condemn these guys only for breaking the laws of the state but have no problem with them breaking the laws of GOD. We too hypocrite!

    The minister and other tourism officials are the ones responsible for that whole fiasco. They allowed that nastiness to dock into Dominica in the first place. They went against the wishes of the people and should be held accountable. I hope Dominicans go to the court tomorrow and see to it that they perps are prosecuted and not white washed.

    The very same people that say that it is ok and the gov’t needs money to run the country, I bet you are the same ones that protested loudly when they heard that the gov’t was selling our passports to all kinds of unsavory characters. We too darn hypocrite in this society.

    We need more enlightenment in Dominica not darkness, keeep these abominations from our shores.

  122. Juan M. De la Pezuel
    March 21, 2012

    Oh well, guess I won’t be visiting Dominica anytime soon, and neither will my wallet!! And I will make sure all my Gay friends, and straight-but-not-narrow friends avoid it too. It’s so easy. Dominica, Iran, Uganda….never knew they had so much in common.

  123. Freedom4all
    March 21, 2012

    Every one should abide by the laws of the land, strangers and all. No one is above the laws. Base on the issue being discussed, it seems that the individuals have broken the law (allegedly) by publicly engaging in sexual activities. However, many individuals have seized the opportunity to voice their utter dismay, disgust, and anger at the fact that gay individuals have made it to Dominica and that people should stand up to prevent the spread of this contagious disease, homosexuality, that may infect all citizens of Dominica. Why? Because the good books, Bible, Quran, and the others describe homosexuality as an abomination. It seems homosexuality is one of behavior that God, if he does exist, really abhors. Fornication and adultery are bad but we can turn our eyes to the other side. Robbery, murder, disrespecting your parents, lasciviousness and others ( you get my drift) are not ok but they are not as BAD as homosexuality, especially male and male. Oh no, when individuals engage in gay sex, the heavens will come down and the island will be destroyed like Sodom and Gomorrah.

    Hypocrites are them all who would like to destroy every gay man and women!!! Those who would do anything to stand with placards insulting and disparaging individuals who feel connect to the same sex or who don’t feel any thing wrong with Gays. For your information….LIKE IT OR NOT, Gays and gay sex will be there and always be there, FOR NOW AND THE NEXT THOUSANDS, if not millions, OF YEARS THAT MAN WILL BE AROUND(sorry to disappoint you. The world is not coming to an end anytime soon). Nothing that you or anyone else can say or do will eradicate homosexuality. In fact, the younger ones are more understanding than we are, (there are more gays and gay activities now than ten years ago). Take a minute to think about it.. IT IS JUST IMPOSSIBLE to put a stop to homosexuality. Every society needs gays, OR HOMOSEXUALITY, even Rome and Iran. Homosexuals are the ones who will be more likely to get things done for your brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, help those who your ‘straight’ ones will forget and ignore, (straight individuals suffer from one-sided-affection)- they have their interest in other things ‘natural’ to them.. like it or not. Fight with whatever weapons you have and all your might. Only your ignorance, hypocrisy and lack of open mindedness are being made public. You use the good books to blast one thing but ignore other things. You are very vocal and public about your disgust with gays, but commit adultery, coveting your neighbors wife, fornicating and stealing. When Christ preached, he preached love, tolerance, and forgiveness….remember the adulterer?

    My final word.. TOLERANCE.. people. Your brothers, sisters, uncles and nieces may be the very ones that you are affecting. Your pastors and priest may be the ones you are fighting against…Your government ministers and senators may be the ones you are insulting. Your doctors and nurses may be the ones you are going against. One love, one world, one people.

  124. da gyal
    March 21, 2012

    I would not be surprised if the only thing they were doing was kissing. and where were they when all this was goin down? in the streets? on the ship? and why are people acting like this is the first time a gay cruise ship docked on the shores of D/ca?

  125. Me
    March 21, 2012

    Gays are the nicest peopleevet not to forget honest and respectable … U guys should learn something from them :wink:

  126. Waw!
    March 21, 2012

    Everybody saying Dominicans to hypocrit because Dominica have gay and the discriminating well is not hyprocracy that dere is the fact that we kno we have and we doe want to tolerate or support any more we trying our best to eliminate it but instead allowing these Gay ships gives the impression that we supporting it.

  127. Digi
    March 21, 2012

    Shame shame shame on ll Dominicans …u people need to travel…..arresting the people for crap..when so much of all u down there bogaring …LoRD …then crying when a ship stop coming to our country….Grow up people.. grow up

  128. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012

    i think they heat was on ,and there was no control what look it cock in bottom

  129. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012

    Hypocrite society. The amount of persons in da that in buggery business and they not getting arrested. Really?

  130. Mr. Gouty
    March 21, 2012

    If u are a real christian u would remember what goddid 2 sordom and go-more and in the days of nowah. God say no to homo sexuality so i say no too.

  131. G
    March 21, 2012

    listen to the hypocrites!! Oh the hypocrites speak!!! The same ones who is chastising these individuals are the same ones who will leave Dominica and accept gays in New York and Boston and these metropolitan cities. Some of them even frequent with gay friends but will crucify these individuals on DNO. Oh the hypocrites speak…these outspoken individuals are the same ones who is aware of Dominicans who are involved in such sexual activity but will never make a public spectacle of them. Oh the hypocrites speak…I see right though you shallow punks!!!!
    Now you arrest them, then what? Those become an international issue ad Dominica goes down as a discriminatory country. Tourism is affected, our people are looked down upon and it’s a chain effect of crap….the law enforcers in dominica especially the police offices who I know was more than willing to show their authority…you all are a bunch of idiots!!!! Watch the chain effect ….morons !!!

  132. south
    March 21, 2012

    my point is they should not have exposed their selves in public with this immoral act.they should have respect for d/a land.they knew it is wrong so y do it in public.i am not against gay since evrybody has their choice in life but they should know where to do their act and that is definetely not in the public.

  133. constitutional rape
    March 21, 2012

    am hurt

  134. RASTA
    March 21, 2012

    in the biblical days they would have been stone to death. sacway salope.. c.e panni soutiweh e pani voleh. shame on the country to be accepting these kinda cruise to even have them advertise their skills in public. sacway salope… weh weh weh.. nous fini bat.

  135. March 21, 2012

    i wire you write the MP say no law no contusion can stop him so are the gays

  136. CB
    March 21, 2012

    Y’all just DUMB and HYPOCRITE. The police have no right boarding the people them ship and arrest the men who were ”alleged” to be having sex “in public”. Hows it in public when they are on the ship??????

    Y’all dont know bible when ayo riding each other husbands and wives, stealing and all kinda sins?

    Y’all pray nutting happens to these guys while in Dominica’s custody, because hell will unleash on Dominica.

    And see when dat happen, while members from the US Embassy were present in Dominica.

    Advice: Dont go in them people place for visa and green card now. Jamaica paying for their stupidity now.

  137. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012

    Read the comments …. more people wanting to boycott our little country gay and straight…and we want development …WHAT HAPPENS IF THE CRUISE LINE PULLS OUT

  138. I never fraid
    March 21, 2012

    those guys are so pious….

    :lol:

  139. FED UP DOMINICAN
    March 21, 2012

    They were ONBOARD the ship, and NOT on land.

    If this act was committed once off the ship, I would say arrest them, give them a heavy fine.

    I’m wondering, since when did we start eye balling the cruise ships to see whats happening on board. Surely its like a neighbour peeping into your window and seeing what they shouldn’t see.

    As of tomorrow its all back to normal. Some of us will see/know of someone sexually abusing a child/someone beating their partners/someone breaking into a neighbours home etc. AND say nothing. Why, because we’ll say its none of our business.

  140. All dat I miss nuh?!
    March 21, 2012

    Gay or Straight, sex in public is a no no. Simple as that.

  141. dj
    March 21, 2012

    icant believe that

  142. Tom in Lazybrook
    March 21, 2012

    Its on Dominica.

    Here’s whats coming your way.

    1) Massive pushback from the Gay community in the USA, the EU, the UK, and Canada to make you OWN your hateful behavior.

    2) A call for visa bans for every official who touched this case

    3) A call for a public warning against travel to Dominica from these nations

    4) A call for a boycott of any tourism business that expands its hotel or airline business in Dominica

    5) A call to boycott cruises that stop in Dominica. We will target straight allies in this boycott call.

    6) A demand that the USA end all foreign aid, import preferences, and subsidized educational scholarships in Dominica. We’re also going to call for a 25% reduction in the overall number of visas of all categories allowed to residents of Dominica.

    We’re just getting started. Its on.

    • Anonymous
      March 24, 2012

      Stupes. Yes. that’s typical Americans. Like to force themselves on people.We don’t accept Buggery we dont accept it. You cannot force it down our throats. playing in S—is just not becoming.

  143. carrotop
    March 21, 2012

    What is the accusation, could someone please tell us please?

  144. you doe have to know
    March 21, 2012

    wat about does in the country now, WA they doing. do bring no gay cruise ship in Dominica until however (not calling name) can get rid of those in the country

  145. MikeK
    March 21, 2012

    People are either homosexual or not, it never changes. They only can lie and hide who they are. Even the otherwise beautiful people demanding all humans be treated with respect, still make statements of ignorance. God created some of his children to be homosexual, he created them with the same desire to meet, fall in love and make a life with someone. They are just wired to have that with someone of the same sex. Did God do this to play games with people? Give others someone to to hate? It makes no sense, what purpose did God have? But then again, the Bible doesn’t actually say homosexuality is wrong, the word didn’t even exist back then. All the reasons are twisted and weaved from vague translation from a section here and a section there. So who knows? Man or God’s work.
    Gays have mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, ants and uncles, nieces and nephews, lots and lots of good friends. You mistreat one man or women, their friends won’t care what excuse you use, they love their their family members and will stop coming to see your beautiful island. Sadly you have just as many gays in Dominica as America, but they have to hide in fear.
    Look at it this way, one day when you are just another Haiti, you can wallow in your despair knowing you kept that one law, the one law that Jesus never thought was important or ever spoke one word of, in his entire life. Good luck with that.

  146. Ihatemedard
    March 21, 2012

    Skerrit abolish our buggery laws it will destroy our tourism!
    This is discrimination mark my words gay people will
    Retaliate Dominica will suffer

  147. sexy eyes
    March 21, 2012

    Only Dominicans can show such biased on one sided religious views on this. WAKE UP PEOPLE. We are in a world where there are many, “gay”, “bisexual”, “lesbian” and even transgender-ed people. Also you need to stop blaming religion for every stupid remark and opinion you have.

  148. carrotop
    March 21, 2012

    Does anyone know what sexual act these 2 individuals were accused of? Is it worse than pulling out your penis and peeing on the street?

  149. Amazed
    March 21, 2012

    first of all, we shouldn’t be having all that drama in D/A.I cannot understand why a country with the law that homosexuality is wrong can be allowing a GAY boat to enter the country.

  150. BLUE
    March 21, 2012

    WHOSE GONNA PAY THE LAWSUIT WHEN IT COMES OUR WAY DO U ALL HAVE PROFF THAT THE PERSON WERE ENGAGING IN SEX

  151. Andi
    March 21, 2012

    I think the real shame is that a country that claims to be Christian and have high morals would treat these people as if they were not people at all. Wasn’t Jesus accepting of all? Wasn’t everyone made in God’s image? Then why are we talking of barring people from our country? Jesus would be mortified that we call ourselves Christians, but are incredibly unaccepting of people’s sins. You all can throw stones, but I certainly won’t since I am not free from sin.

    • Eagle
      March 21, 2012

      how would feel if 2 people were having sex in plain view of your children or any children for that matter. It is not about who is gay or not, it is about the disrespect. If me and my spouse were to engaged in sexual activity at the bayfront, people would not condemn us because we are married, they would condemn the act.

    • Anonymous
      March 21, 2012

      as far as i know Jesus destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah

    • R
      March 21, 2012

      but the same bible said any man known to be layin down with a next man shud be put to DEATH!and dats da way it shud be!allu and allu jesus love all story is wat causing all these curruption to continue in the place.face reality now…and here is sum reality check for u…if all men and all women were gay on earth at 1 point in time,wat would happen eventually?all life will cease to exist since dere would be no procreation!oh,but now them sodomites taking sperm and puttin it in women eggs to fertilize it,so i guess you would agree to this also.remember satan fights against all good the Father has created including life and homo is anti life so welcome to reality!

    • Anonymous
      March 21, 2012

      are you retarded? first of all the tourist are aware of the laws, aside from that they would have sexual relations in public. whether it be homosexuals or heterosexuals, it is still indecent. use your brain for once and stop trying to fit in a crowd and call everyone a hypocrite.

    • anonymous2
      March 21, 2012

      Christians are sun worshipers. Jesus and Christ mean sun. To sin is to miss the mark. Too many people in DA are judgmental and have nothing better to do but talk and criticize other people. They have too much time on their hands. There will always be people that do things in bad taste but are they really hurting you?
      Nobody owns a country, we are all emigrants on planet earth.

    • real christian
      March 21, 2012

      THe Lord destroyed sudom and Gomorah for the very same sin, what u think about that, to a boat of poeple than of two whole cities!

    • Jamaican Man
      March 22, 2012

      Did Jesus make Adam and Steve?

      • Sane
        March 22, 2012

        Stupid bigot. Jesus didn’t make anybody. GOD did! And yes, he made some people gay too. Get over it!

    • Anonymous
      March 22, 2012

      that is so true. Be it race, gender, sexual orientation or even just political views:

      Every human being has the same value and is part of our Lord’s wonderful creation. Nobody has the right to judge upon anyone else for who they are.

      You cannot condemn racism and yet disciminate homosexuals. The Lord loves all humans, and so should we!!

    • Papa Dom
      March 22, 2012

      What foolishness are you talking! When the woman was brought to Jesus because she was caught in the act, do you know what he did? He said to her I do not condemn you but “GO AND SIN NO MORE” he didn’t say to her it is ok carry on doing what you are doing.

    • Chakademus
      March 22, 2012

      Stop misrepresenting Jesus, the police did the right thing. Do you forget how Jesus made a whip and beat moneychangers in the temple? He loved them but was very unaccepting of their sins. He left us a strict moral code and no matter how much we love people, in fact because we love people we must be very strong in condemning the sin in their lives. Throw them in jail, make them an example and hopefully they would not come back. Our children don’t need to be exposed to this nastiness.

      • anonymous2
        March 22, 2012

        The Bible is a collection of the greatest stories ever told. It was written by man, not Jesus or God. What rises and falls……man? No, the sun. If you notice, there is no book of Jesus.

    • real
      March 22, 2012

      Did Jesus Christ create Adam and Steve for each other. This is abomination, so because we profess to be christians, we should accept all nastiness already in our country and does trying to come in. I will not throw stones, just like everyone else we are all sinners called to repentance. Bust nastiness is nastiness, and should not be accepted in no way in our country

      • Sane
        March 22, 2012

        Ignorant bigot. Jesus was the son of God. God made adam & eve. And then he made some gay people too. Get over it!

      • Skooter McGoo
        March 25, 2012

        Actually according to Christian dogma. God created Adam & Lilith, figured out that the woman couldn’t be equal so put her to sleep then made Eve as a second choice. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilith

    • PAA
      March 22, 2012

      It’s sad the way we want to use Jesus’ words to say what we want.

      The Bible says clearly in Lev. 18:22 and Mark 14:36 that men should not have sexual relations with men, neither should women have sexual relations with women. It says that these acts are an abomination to the Lord. And those who partake therein will receive the due punishment.

      Hence we as a people, who consider ourselves a christian nation should never condone any such behaviour, and we should treat it as the offense that it is.

    • Anonymous
      July 12, 2014

      Amen

  152. vanilla
    March 21, 2012

    wow so much have been said about this incident. the issue here is not about the gay cruise i think it has more to do with the behaviour of these two men if in fact it happened. while i dont subscribe to this kind of behaviour i dont think the men should be arrested. but wait isnt there a famous bar in roseau where gays patronize openly and frequently?

    • Anonymous
      March 21, 2012

      Even if there is such a bar the fact remains that Dominica it is against the law.

    • Concerned citiizen
      March 21, 2012

      describe the bar

  153. TBV
    March 21, 2012

    Sigh. Only Dominicans can show such biased on one sided religious views on this. WAKE UP PEOPLE. We are in a world where there are many, “gay”, “bisexual”, “lesbian” and even transgender-ed people. Also you need to stop blaming religion for every stupid remark and opinion you have. I myself am catholic and i have no objections to homosexuality.

    Though however, wrong they were to show this level of P.D.A. Stop being simple minded and face the fact that this is the world we live in. Honestly I am ashamed of the way the citizens in my country behave. STOP BEING HYPOCRITES. Their ‘sin’ is no grater sin than your sin. Like someone said, all sin is sin. If you want to have a big showdown about a gay cruise ship in Dominica; fine.

    But also have a big showdown and people who have sex without being married, about the man who is married but is still sleeping with the young vivacious woman. Let`s not forget that being angry is also a sin, and looking at someone lustfully. Oh- AND LET US MAKE IT A LAW THAT YOU CANNOT HAVE AN ABORTION!

    See FREE-WILL is something that we all possess. It is not your soul duty to go criticizing every living breathing creature you see. The Bible says “7:1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” -Matthew 7:1
    SO i pose this to you as Jesus posed, “Let He who is without sin cast the first stone.”-John 8:7

    • open-minded
      March 21, 2012

      Thank YOU!!! I could not have said it better!!! Preach it!!!! You are very correct! Dominicans should NOT allow themselves to be HYPOCRITES!

    • real christian
      March 21, 2012

      your first stated status is the reason for your non objections to homosexual, its mention frequently in the circle.

    • real christian
      March 21, 2012

      I agree that we all have sin, but that does not justify wrong , abortions are bad, fornication, adultery,murder, but the Lord realy hates these specific sins, the reason is He didnt destroy the whole world He destroyed where it was greatly mention and was done there; also the Bible never said that being angry is a sin, is when we do wrong out of the anger the wrong is the sin, not the anger, the Bible says be angry and sin not

    • RANDOMLY SAYING SHIT
      March 22, 2012

      A a so because i stealin i cyan tell you killing wrong i glad for you. Boy homosexuality still a sin we just doe have right to go dissing them people and calling them names. That wrong too. But homosexuality/sodomy is a sin. You is a Catholic you doe have a Bible man?

    • Oh Please!!!
      March 22, 2012

      i could not not respond 2 this comment.

      U no… i guess dats Y catholics have so much bad name even if there are some really faithful ones. Deary… all sin is sin BUT homosexuality is a special 1 it is an ABOMINATION!!!. If u were a true catholic u wude no dat cuz its in d BIBLE! do u remember dat book? i personaly dont have anything against gays cuz i have gay friends. Dat is their choice and its between dem and God. But dat doesn’t mean i condorn their behavior. They need 2 no 2 respect the laws of d state and 2 keep their business 2 themselves. Wa happen dem 2 guys cude not do their business in their room? Do u have children? Wat if u were walkin by wit ur young daughter, niece, nephew etc? Common man lets be realistic. We doe want it here. Tel dem 2 keep it in their closet.

    • my point
      March 22, 2012

      i agree with you 100% what we as dominican need to focus on we are not but gay people is at the top of our list plenty crime is taking place and when u go to the the police for assistance is best you do nothing waste of time but for sexual act by two gay men they are there in a hurry , look at bigger issue our hospital ….state house is certainly more important ….system and justice do we honestly have that when people are given 3, 4 and 5 years for murder and rape and being set to go on the loose to do it again smh nonsense ……. I cannot believe where this island is heading … Dominicans was against it from day 1 tourism industry that is remaining gone adn finish with

  154. Queenbee
    March 21, 2012

    WELL…….. i do not think that ships like that should not be allowed in the country but that the people on the ship should respect the laws of the country and if they do not respect the laws of the country……. zero tolerance should be towards the individuals. Not only for this situation but for other situations as well.

  155. S
    March 21, 2012

    All you Dominicans that defending this public sexual acts thing too wicked. Can you go to California and have sex in public? They know the laws of the land. My son loves to watch cruise ships.. at that impressionable age you think I want him seeing two men having sex on our bayfront? This is called rated X on TV or Mature or whatever they call them now. They are played at night on movie channels. I say thumbs up to the police- people no matter who they are can not come here and blatantly disregard or laws.. not just Dominican laws but commonsense ones as well. Buggery in PUBLIC? All you defending these things too wicked… all for a dollar? Oh wicked Dominicans!

    • MikeK
      March 21, 2012

      99.9% of straight AND gay people absolutely agree with you.

  156. Wake up Dominica
    March 21, 2012

    Cmon! The negro has been the most discriminated against on this planet. It has taken centuries to get that straightened out – blacks are not dirty, not less intelligent, not animals. Who has the right now to start throwing the discrimination at another group? So the gays have some wild, crazy guys who get themselves arrested, every community does. they also have quiet, intelligent guys, politicians, musicians and poets. They are just us but a bit different, like men and women, or black and white. And if the religeous zelots want to use the bible as an excuse to persecute these people, lets ban pork eaters and all women during their monthly “unclean” period. The bible preaches love, but I know more athiests who understand what that means. So, wake up Dominica and enter the 21st century. Gays are just us but a bit different, don’t discrimiate against gender, race, disability or anything else that makes someone just a bit different to you. You have no right!

    • March 21, 2012

      Isn’t it the behaviour displayed in public that is causing offence ?If these two person were in their cabin no one would know ,would they ? :!:

    • Anonymous
      March 22, 2012

      Have you not heard how the city of Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed because of their wicked practices? Hey , how can you call this “different” it is called abomination! God /Jehovah wiped out a whole City for this! So? Pork eating is something to think about. Its not what goes in the belley that defiles one, is what comes out! This is sinning against God’s Temple, and “he who defile this temple, him will I destroy” saith the Lord!

  157. Really? Seriously?
    March 21, 2012

    People, you all seem to miss the whole entire point of this situation. It is not about homosexuals, it is not about money, it is not about Government, it is not about other sins and anybody’s point of view. It is about two individuals openly & publicly engaging in sexual activities and breaking the law!

    • MikeK
      March 21, 2012

      I think your the first post I’ve read that gets it! People are too busy hate’n for Jesus.

    • Justice and Truth
      March 21, 2012

      Really? eriously?

      You, too, missed the point. It is about everything, homosexuals, homosexual relationships and acts and also they conducted illicit acts on the island of Dominica, whether it is on a cruise ship. This is what the concerns of those who disapprove them in general are all about. You cannot take one out and leave the rest out. It concerns the overall situation.

    • what, cmon
      March 22, 2012

      read again… allegedly sex acts. to some, a simple embrace sealed with a kiss is SEX – especially if it’s between two people of the same gender

    • It's Me
      March 22, 2012

      VERY VERY WELL SAID. THANK YOU!

  158. Well! well! well!
    March 21, 2012

    Some of the statements on this subject I’d describe in one word “utter rubbish.” We call evil good and good evil;that is until it hits home. These people are too bold face. Why do they want to force their lifestyle on people. Why should they demand that people accept their lifestyle but they have no respect for the lifestyle of others. Go ahead, click the dislike buttons a million times..HOMOSEXUALITY IS ABMONIATION. It is not the only sin but it is SIN.

    • Well! well! well!
      March 21, 2012

      Correction “ABOMINATION”

      • baby
        March 21, 2012

        please any one where are the pic want to see

    • RANDOMLY SAYING SHIT
      March 22, 2012

      Boy that is the best comment i see so far!

  159. Prophet2
    March 21, 2012

    Truly, it is the next level…no?

  160. Parent
    March 21, 2012

    Too many gay leaders and teachers in our schools. They are corrupting and molesting our children. Some of them are known sex offenders.They are no role models to our children. Police, Education Officers, please get them out of the schools the same way you got the tourists off the ship.

    • MikeK
      March 21, 2012

      Child molesters are usually heterosexuals. You could at least learn the 10 commandments. Start with 2 and 9, hypocrite.

    • real christian
      March 21, 2012

      i agree :wink:

    • so what!!!
      March 22, 2012

      true true. Teachers,principals and even pastor. there are doctors and lawyers and even police in that too. some church people even condone it. take them out among our children!!!!!!

  161. March 21, 2012

    only God will have de final say, when humans beings meet him on judgement day!!!
    as for us ‘non gay’ ppl, we must ensure that we are living a God fearing life because we all have to give account of ourselves before God!!
    WATCH AND PRAY!! 8-O

  162. keithm
    March 21, 2012

    We visited your country last year. We cruised on a “straight” cruiseship. We are, however a LEGALLY MARRIED GAY COUPLE from the US.We found your country to be beaufiful & unspoiled. That being said, we don’t engage in inappropriate behavior,as we respect your culture.If we do not feel welcome as traveleres, I’m sure we could spend our tourist dollars elsewhere.For all the “pious” living among you..He who is without sin may cast the first stone.Also don’t judge others lest yee be judged. Leave that to the almighty.

    • da
      March 21, 2012

      they were doing their thing where people could see.. if it was behind close doors who would care

    • Justice and Truth
      March 21, 2012

      @Keithm

      God knows, sees and hears all things. Nothing is hidden from Him. Yes, we leave the judging to the Almighty. Our Lord said, “Love the sinner hate the sin.” However, the Almighty expects that His people will not remain silent and that they will speak up/out and write against it and what which highly offends him. As practicing Christians we are obligated to do so. If we fail to do so God will hold us accountable and if you and your likes go to Hell without saying anything to you while you still have the time to repent.
      Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “If we do not say anything, even the stones will cry out.”
      Furthermore, we are warning you so that you do not go to Hell.
      Your government legalized this abomination. This does not mean it is legal in the eyes of God. God did not give the government a mandate to marry anyone and worst yet, homosexuals. The government has immensely erred in their mortal and spiritual ignorance. Those governments will have a lot to answer to God for, for legislating immorality. Their lot may be where those who practice homosexuals will be.
      I pray that God will enlighten all of you who think it is an excellent thing to be homosexuals and flaunt it in our faces all over the world. This is primarily flaunting your sinfulness before the eyes of God. You better REPENT AND MAKE RESTITUTION TO GOD who will indeed judge you and for ignoring Him and his teachings.
      You can take your money elsewhere. Dominica has done without it in the past and can do without it in the future. The last thing I would like to see in Dominica is a cruise ship filled with homosexuals or even a homosexual couple. It is so upsetting.

      • keithm
        March 22, 2012

        When Prop.8 was passed in California, it was found that a disproportionally large percentage of the black community voted for it. Too bad I wasn’t around to vote on civil rights for blacks in the early 1960’s. I probably wouldn’t be in such favor of civil rights for them as I am.Bigotry swings both ways folks..Suggest you realize that.

  163. Helen of the West!!
    March 21, 2012

    One question, so if this is so illegal to Dominica, why was the ship allowed to dock in dominica waters in the first place? Save the embarrassent tell them that the culture or laws of the land does not permit this ccan of behavior..

    • Stupes
      March 22, 2012

      Buggery is illegal in Dominica – not admitting gay people into the country.

      Come on? Why was the ship allowed to dock? Are you for real?

      you think it would be expected in any country that people visit that they’d have sex in public? Why do you think that the government would expect the gay people to have sex in public, if they did?

      that’s just promoting the negativity.

      we need to think …. the act of buggery is illegal…. that’s it… i’m sure kissing and holding hands is not illegal

      • Lucian 2 da bone!
        March 22, 2012

        how are you so sure they were not just kissing or holding hands, did you see them having sex? if yes then I will agree with you totally, however you know if we see two men kissing we would be shocked and disgusted like hell but if we see a man and woman that is nothing…and yes I am very “for real”, I hope also if it was two women that was naked having sex they would of been judged the same away.. :lol:

  164. Josh Shaw
    March 21, 2012

    Imagine the same country that could not provide a stretcher for a sick tourist last week and caused the tourist to wait almost an hour for an ambulance can so quickly have its police enter a ship and arrest two adults because of some archaic law. Homosexuality is NASTY but it is a sin like fornication, adultery, corruption thievery or any other. To legislate morality is wrong and even if I detest buggery, no country should legislate morality, especially when it is selective!!!! All you letting politicians thief, let them man !! Steupsssss.

    • Anonymous1
      March 22, 2012

      Do not legislate morality? So I could go to someone’s and kill them? Could u just molest people’s children without any consequence? Think my friend

  165. March 21, 2012

    we like it

    • March 21, 2012

      yea like it now :lol: some day u gonna answer :roll: :roll: to
      the master n tell him how u enjoyed it,(gay)
      gay’s r bastard,god made ADAM & EVE,dam.

    • Waw!
      March 21, 2012

      i assume by we u mean u because not even ur sarcasm can justify ur statement.

  166. babsy
    March 21, 2012

    We are living in the last days my friends, expect anything. Fire will burn them.

    • the darkness
      March 21, 2012

      and it will burn the pastor that chitin on his wife it will burn the man that with a different woman every other day of the week and all the people that commenting all the other sins so real your point is knol and invalid see you on the other side.

    • RANDOMLY SAYING SHIT
      March 22, 2012

      I hope you doesn’t fornicate or steal or insult people or hold things as more important to you than God. Most importantly I hope you’re a born again believer in JESUS CHRIST or else fire will burn you too.

  167. Eagle
    March 21, 2012

    This is just sickening. Not because it is a gay ship but because of the disrespect. If it were homosexual displaying sexual act, I would say arrest them too. These people deliberately disobeyed the law of the land and they need to be dealt with. They are downright nasty and they should be banned from coming back to Dominica. On that same note, Dominica should stand firm by what it believe in. Buggering is against the law, Homosexual are known for buggering why invite them. Hypocritical if you ask me.

  168. Bushmaninda
    March 21, 2012

    Dominica is still a backward country, Christians are punished in some countries. Ignorance and intolerance is world wide. Mankind has come a long way but we still have a long way to go. There was a time when being a Negro could get you arrested. The world has since changed. I have hope that we will do better.

  169. gem
    March 21, 2012

    is that really d problem?you bunch of ignoramos

  170. GRP
    March 21, 2012

    My God is a God of love, not hate. Man has interpreted God’s word in his own way, one that allows him to discriminate and hate. Shame on the Domincan people for letting hate lead their path!

  171. pulp-fiction
    March 21, 2012

    I am not surprised. they did it on purpose, to attach negative attention to Dominica. Now lets wait to see what happens.
    Best guess: a call for USA to decriminalize the “ACT”
    There may even be a boycott from other cruise liners.

    • Esther
      March 22, 2012

      I don’t think so.

  172. March 21, 2012

    My new resolution was fighting against homosexuallity. We the citizen of Dominica have warned the Minister of tourism never more to bring back homosexuals tourism, boats or aircrafts ect. I am kindly asking every christian, muslim or any denomination to turn out by the court tommorrow 22/03/12 in large numbers to protest against this infidels and also requesting for the immediate resignation of the Minister of Tourism. He must understand to respect his citizens :twisted:

  173. Patrick McDonnell
    March 21, 2012

    Oh dear :-|

    Perhaps it might be better if gay cruise ships confined their visits to more tolerant places. Here in sunny but secular Uruguay we don’t judge or persecute people on the grounds of their sexualities.

    • May
      March 22, 2012

      so they should have sex on the balcony of their ship for the world to see? go against the law of the land and all is well?

  174. shortboy
    March 21, 2012

    i agree they are wrong to do their thing in the public but dominica has alot of buggers!!!!so dont think is the worste thing that ever happen in dominica!!!

  175. As I see it
    March 21, 2012

    That is easy to understand. You import abomination you reap abomination. What do you expect to recieve from a gay tourism boat? As far as I am concerned charges will be dropt dispite the fact the the laws of the land were broken.

    The sad thing about this thing is, what is the church saying? For the first time in the history of Dominica we can import homosexuals that feel free to practice their abominable act on our shores, and the church is saying nothing! What happened to the pentecostal church? What about the once upon a time evangelist Peter R? Is it that they have all drunken of the wine of corruption served by their new Ace, that they are not sure if homosexuality is wrong or right?

    I know quite a few of you have been saying that we should not judge people because all sin is sin; but please understand that according to the holy scriptures, it was the abomidable sin of homosexuality that cause God to destroy two major cities. We need to let every man be a liar and God be true!

    • Ostrich
      March 22, 2012

      Where have you been hiding for the past couple decades ? let me tell you why the church is silent, because they themselves have undercover buggery, Married Pastor sleeping with his young female flock all in the name of counciling and guidance, Priests molesting little boys need I go on ? All that church scandal they all have to clean up their acts first before they start preaching about shit they themselves are doing. Pal what century are you living in ? please take your head from out of the sand and that is why the church is silent because they know that satan cannot correct sin !

  176. wat dey say dey say
    March 21, 2012

    Who are u 2 judge the men?? Leave judging for the heavenly father… Stop point fingers Dominicans. everyone should liv dre life the way they feel dnt justify ppl sin. Hope those that playin part Christians will mak it to heaven Bloody Hypocrites Dominicans!!!! Garday savfeh!!!!!

    • D
      March 21, 2012

      Do u know the meaning of judging ,everyone saw it so how is it anyone judge,they r GAYS.

    • Ostrich
      March 22, 2012

      You right you know, even all the murderers and child molesters should only be judged by God. All sin is sin we should allow people to disrespect our shores, as corrupted a country as
      America where it seems like everything goes, these homos could not engage in their sex acts in public, news flash they would also be arrested for indecent exposure. In America if you only look at someone the wrong way they ready to arrest you. You can be hospitable to people and welcome them in your home that does not mean they have to disrespect you. Let me ask you something since you are so liberated and tolerant
      BECAUSE YOU ARE A SINNER, WOULD YOU HAVE ALLOWED THESE TWO GAYS TO COME TO YOUR HOME AND ENGAGE IN THEIR WANTON ACTIVITIES IN THE PRESENCE OF YOU AND YOUR BELOVED FAMILY ? ALL BECAUSE ALL SIN IS SIN. WELL WOULD YOU ? I know we are small and backward but there is a boundary. You all are too damn selective when it suits you all. smdh :mrgreen:

  177. sweet girl
    March 21, 2012

    Some of alu Dominicans not easy. We need to protect our land. This is wrong and they should face the consequences. I not saying the cruise should stop come here, but the passengers gay or not have to respect our place and abide with the laws. Who cares if we don’t get visa. Is America the only place on the earth. Smh

    • hey
      March 22, 2012

      yeah and maybe you should start protecting your land from its own people first…..like the man who sleeps with younger women even if he is married….like the step father that having sex with his teenage step daughter…like the many men in authority who and involved in bugery…..like the many fornicators we have in our land, adulterer, thieves…need i say more? these are what is destroying our land, i am not saying we do not need to protect it from them but , we need to work on the inside out!!

  178. Tarish
    March 21, 2012

    For those of you that are overseas talking, The man that was the lead movement in “Kony 2012” was found masturbating in public and was sent to prison. Let alone giving another man a BJ in public and other sexual actions are unacceptable.

    • Sane
      March 22, 2012

      I am not trying to defend the man you speak of, in fact, I don’t like him at all. But you are not speaking the truth here. He was NOT masturbating, he was naked yes, but he was having a breakdown! And he was never sent to prison for even one minute. He was sent to a mental institution, because he is sick. If you have to lie, you really don’t have a case!

    • Dumbfounded
      March 22, 2012

      He was not sent to prison,but to a mental hospital and no charges were brought against him. You!! He had a breakdown because of all the negative press and bashing he got from people like you for exposing a murderer. Gay people will not destroy Dominica, your people are already doing a great job of it already. A small Island like Dominica always in the news with negative stories of crime. Beating and robbing tourists, stealing and murdering your own kind and you think that gay tourist passing through Dominica for a few hours will make you all GAY and destroy the country. Look no further tan yourselves and the life that you live and talk to me later. Do you a sinner want to take away what God gave freely to man: Free Will. I do not understand homosexuality, but who am I to talk when every time I wake and open my mouth I am committing some kind of sin. Pray for them and ask God to help you be a better people.

      • hey
        March 22, 2012

        i cannot agree with you more…….great comment! we are destroying our own selves right here….when married man stop sleep with children, and married woman stop make bomb for money, then the healing process will start.

  179. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012

    It’s funny how quick the police chief is able to give an update on this matter…I wish he was as concerned with the crime…the only reason Dominica isn’t like Haiti right now is because we still have some natural resources to live off of and for now the cocaine is keeping the economy afloat.Once things get worse and the king pins have to walk around with little armies and buy more guns,there won’t be as much money to dish out to friends, girlfriends and family.Then we will truly become the new Haiti.The Prime Minister has already made it clear to the people he isn’t only concerned about his pockets by all his actions.It is crazy how Dominicans can be so critical of corruption everywhere else but in there own front yard.The marijuana growers can’t afford to pay off the legal system here so they suffer, on the other hand there’s kingpins in Dominica that would make scarface look like a joke.They can afford to pay off EVERYONE.The Ministers And top brass obviously have some of them in their pockets too,that’s why they can live in Dominica with invisible bullet proof vests…their kids and families are safe and protected.They don’t feel it,they don’t care

    • white nite
      March 21, 2012

      I hope that this same squad of super police and detectives that solved this heinous crime of “buggery” can be assigned to Batibou, Salisbury, Picard, Wesley, Marigot, and Pagua Bay where murders and rapes are occurring weekly (right under the eyes of all of Dominica’s God-fearing people) and no arrests/convictions are possible. Assign that same sharp-eyed person who could see from the dock through a small porthole window of the cruise ship to be on watch at Batibou. Whole island of folks don’t see the major criminals committing robbery, rape and murder when they are occurring, yet those evil “buggers” on them cruise ships are “burning” our eyes…..

    • Cesare Bonventre
      March 22, 2012

      Dominica is not like Haiti for good reason – And it has everything to do with the USA!

      The US has worked to break Haiti for over 200 years.

      The US has worked for centuries to break Haiti. The US has used Haiti like a plantation. The US helped bleed the country economically since it freed itself, repeatedly invaded the country militarily, supported dictators who abused the people, used the country as a dumping ground for our own economic advantage, ruined their roads and agriculture, and toppled popularly elected officials. The US has even used Haiti like the old plantation owner and slipped over there repeatedly for sexual recreation.

      Here is the briefest history of some of the major US efforts to break Haiti.

      In 1804, when Haiti achieved its freedom from France in the world’s first successful slave revolution, the United States refused to recognize the country. The US continued to refuse recognition to Haiti for 60 more years. Why? Because the US continued to enslave millions of its own citizens and feared recognizing Haiti would encourage slave revolution in the US.

      After the 1804 revolution, Haiti was the subject of a crippling economic embargo by France and the US. US sanctions lasted until 1863. France ultimately used its military power to force Haiti to pay reparations for the slaves who were freed. The reparations were 150 million francs. (France sold the entire Louisiana territory to the US for 80 million francs!)

      Haiti was forced to borrow money from banks in France and the US to pay reparations to France. A major loan from the US to pay off the French was finally paid off in 1947. The current value of the money Haiti was forced to pay to French and US banks? Over $20 Billion – with a big B.

      The US occupied and ruled Haiti by force from 1915 to 1934. President Woodrow Wilson sent troops to invade in 1915. Revolts by Haitians were put down by US military – killing over 2000 in one skirmish alone. For the next nineteen years, the US controlled customs in Haiti, collected taxes, and ran many governmental institutions. How many billions were siphoned off by the US during these 19 years?

      From 1957 to 1986 Haiti was forced to live under US backed dictators “Papa Doc” and “Baby Doc” Duvlaier. The US supported these dictators economically and militarily because they did what the US wanted and were politically “anti-communist” – now translatable as against human rights for their people. Duvalier stole millions from Haiti and ran up hundreds of millions in debt that Haiti still owes. Ten thousand Haitians lost their lives. Estimates say that Haiti owes $1.3 billion in external debt and that 40% of that debt was run up by the US-backed Duvaliers.

      Thirty years ago Haiti imported no rice. Today Haiti imports nearly all its rice. Though Haiti was the sugar growing capital of the Caribbean, it now imports sugar as well. Why? The US and the US dominated world financial institutions – the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank – forced Haiti to open its markets to the world. Then the US dumped millions of tons of US subsidized rice and sugar into Haiti – undercutting their farmers and ruining Haitian agriculture. By ruining Haitian agriculture, the US has forced Haiti into becoming the third largest world market for US rice. Good for US farmers, bad for Haiti.

      In 2002, the US stopped hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to Haiti which were to be used for, among other public projects like education, roads. These are the same roads which relief teams are having so much trouble navigating now!

      In 2004, the US again destroyed democracy in Haiti when they supported the coup against Haiti’s elected President Aristide.

      Haiti is even used for sexual recreation just like the old time plantations. Check the news carefully and you will find numerous stories of abuse of minors by missionaries, soldiers and charity workers. Plus there are the frequent sexual vacations taken to Haiti by people from the US and elsewhere. What is owed for that? What value would you put on it if it was your sisters and brothers?

      US based corporations have for years been teaming up with Haitian elite to run sweatshops teeming with tens of thousands of Haitians who earn less than $2 a day.

      The Haitian people have resisted the economic and military power of the US and others ever since their independence. Like all of us, Haitians made their own mistakes as well. But US power has forced Haitians to pay great prices – deaths, debt and abuse.

  180. Chick
    March 21, 2012

    All u dominicans too hypocrite. All u have gay leaving under our nose in our house and all u acting like them people commit the worst crime of all. I mean yeah if they did that for real they wrong but dont come up acting like all u are a bunch of innocent people.

    • shortboy
      March 21, 2012

      i quite agree with u!!!

    • wpc
      March 21, 2012

      that is not the point,,,do u see dominicans having gay sex in public? someone can only be arrested for an offence when there is reasonable suspicion..so shut up…

      • neddia
        March 21, 2012

        The only wrong thing the two guys did was engaging in sexual activity in public(on the balcony). THere is nothing wrong with a gay ship coming to the shores of Dominica. We as Dominicans need to be more open minded. We travel every day and we see this thing abroad…and say nothing.Our Economy is based on Tourism.The homosexuals are spending more money than a heterosexual couple..
        Dominicans open ur mind…Nothing is wrong with a GAY SHIp coming to Dominica..

      • so what!!!
        March 22, 2012

        we not seeing is not the point either. when they driving their cars with tinted windows carrying under aged boys. but we know them.

      • my point
        March 22, 2012

        Dominicans do plenty in public and known to be hypocrites and underneath do you know how many undercover gay men and lesbian it have Dominica cruise cant compare hmmmmmm all in wete fete they was having sexual intercourse at jams,……at the beach and you will honestly say if Dominicans do it hahahahaha smh

      • hey
        March 22, 2012

        so you mean there is no suspicion among gay people in dominica??????? when they hear someone has crak and cocain they investigate right? so if Bugery is a crime and they hear of it, which i am 1000% sure they do…why dont they investigate? i know why because it no big deal right? so why make this such a big deal when they tolerate it silently here in this country……

    • Queenbee
      March 21, 2012

      Even if they under our noses they are not publically displayiny sexual behaviour………..I personally have no problems with homosexuals…. It is just not right to be publicly having sex. Even if it was a man and a woman doin that i think the same reaction would occur

      • RANDOMLY SAYING SHIT
        March 22, 2012

        Awa nuh the same reaction wouldn occur nuff time people catch people having sex in gardens they doe say nothing.

    • Anonymous
      March 21, 2012

      they were not charged for being gay otherwise all those who came off the ship would’ve charged, they are charged for indecent exposure and engaging in public sexual activity.some of dem dre to gay and bold for me with their nastiness.

      • not innocent
        March 21, 2012

        i wander if it was lesbians doing it , would they be arrested? OR U ALL MEN WOULD ENJOY WATCHING?

      • keithm
        March 23, 2012

        True, but many of the posters here talk about being so repulsed at seeing groups of men taking tours.They weren’t doing anything, but many were so repulsed anyway. We had planned on another visit. As I had said, my partner & I are very lowkey. After seeing some of the downright hatefulness, I think we’ll turn our trips elsewhere. Such a shame, as I feel your country is the most beautiful in the Virgin Islands.

    • Anonymous
      March 21, 2012

      Chick! I disagree with your comments. They can choose their gay lifestyle but they cannot force it upon those who are not a part of it. What these people did is called provocation. They were apprised of the law of the land. What is so difficult to see about that. If a Dominican male and female are seen in a public display of such behaviour would your comments be the same?

  181. Justice and Truth
    March 21, 2012

    Wow! As of now almost 300 responses and only today! I have not perused them yet. I will later.
    Am I angry to read that these people were allowed to visit Dominica. Recall last year when we read on DON that a gay cruise ship will be in Dominica in March and in Lent at that. God is certainly not amused.
    Recall also the number of responses, the pros and cons. The cons outnumbered the pros which was to be expected.
    I provided my comments and was also dead set against it. Obviously, the government, the minister of tourism, the tourist board and whoever else were involved and gave their agreement for these people to visit DA did not heed to the views of the Dominican readers and their concerns. You should never have allowed them to visit DA. These people are no good examples to specifically the youth. You have displeased God in a worst way, placing the almighty dollar above Our God Almighty and what He wants and expects of us. You have placed a curse on Dominica (God knows that the situation as also criminal elements is bad enough) and nationals including yourselves. There is a price to pay for that. We would think that church-going Christian government people and those other authorities would not allow such a cruise ship and people with such a lifestyle in Dominica, a Christian country. Woe to you! The harm is done, placing Satan and sin, those who follow him above God. Then on Sunday of all you will go to church pretending that you are holy of holies. Some of you who are Catholics will receive Holy Communion, the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. God is not deceived.
    Better think God and what will Jesus say and do about such a cruise ship visiting DA with its homosexual passengers. Our Lord Jesus Christ will not make excuses for you and He will not exonerate you.
    Overall, these people have no respect whatever for anyone and their country. I call them the lowest of the lowly. They go about challenging people to accept their lifestyle. Get this straight! The entire world will never accept them for their lifestyle is an abomination to the Lord and it also offends us who oppose their lifestyle. Those who encourage them, condone and applaud them greatly offend God.
    Two were arrested? I hope they remain incarcerated in prison. It served them right.
    My advice to the Police authorities is, DO NOT LET THEM LEAVE DOMINICA UNTIL THEIR CASE IS CALLED. If you do, ensure that they pay an exorbitant sum of money. I realize money can never erase what they did and their intrinsic, evil lifestyle as they set an evil example to specifically the youth, nevertheless it will serve as satisfaction and a lesson for them.
    DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO RETURN TO DOMINICA IN THE FUTURE. They are not wanted. Government of all pay heed!

    • Justice and Truth
      March 21, 2012

      There seems to be more devilish people in DA than godly ones, i.e., the ones who gave thumbs down. Those who do not appreciate what I stated, too bad. This cruise ship should not have been welcomed to Dominica.
      I will not water down the words of the Lord. I stand by my faith and conviction based on the Word of God and that homosexuality is trinsically evil and does nobody any good, not on earth or in eternity. God will punish those who practice it and those who condone it.
      The Lord is saddened by this. God detests all sins but this one takes the cake, people of the same gender having sex and they want us to approve of them. NO WAY! Homosexual act is the work of Satan. God’s Word will always prevail. It cannot be changed or severed.

    • sexy eyes
      March 21, 2012

      All u dominicans too hypocrite. All u have gay leaving under our nose in our house and all u acting like them people commit the worst crime of all. Only Dominicans can show such biased on one sided religious views on this. WAKE UP PEOPLE. We are in a world where there are many, “gay”, “bisexual”, “lesbian” and even transgender-ed people. Also you need to stop blaming religion for every stupid remark and opinion you have.

    • not innocent
      March 21, 2012

      YOU ARE NOT GOD, LET THEM BE JUDGED BY HIM, NOT U. WHAT THEY DID WAS WRONG, BUT WHO THEY ARE IS THERE CHOICE. DON’T JUDGE, U MIGHT BE BENDING OVER URSELF

    • A Voice
      March 21, 2012

      Bravo, bravo.

      Justice and Peace I am with you 100% in all your postings.

      You are enlightened, don’t give up the good fight.

    • Sunflower
      March 22, 2012

      THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST SENISBLE COMMENTS. PEOPLE HATE THE TRUTH SO THEY WILL DISLIKE YOUR COMMENT, BUT GOD IS NOT A GOD THAT SHOULD BE MOCKED. HE NEVER SLUMBERS NOR SLEEP. DOMINICA IS TRYING TO ACCEPT THESE GAYS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE FUNDS FROM PLACES LIKE ENGLAND WHO ARE FORCING THEM TO ACCEPT SUCH BEHAVIORS ELSE THEY WILL NOT RECIEVE ANY ASSISTANCE, WAKE UP MY LOVELY DOMINICA, AND DONT BE FOOLED…GOD BLESS DOMINICA

  182. concern
    March 21, 2012

    good job dominican you stood up for you country. i congatulate you for that. but hope you all dont have gays and lesbiens in our beautiful country.

    • Justice and Truth
      March 21, 2012

      @ Concern

      That was a cruise ship of probably some thousands of homosexuals.
      There are likewise people who reside in Dominica. If you read relevant stories in the past, you would know this. Satan is everywhere luring people into sin and for his everlasting cauldron of fire.

      • struck by lightning
        March 21, 2012

        Thousands! oh my! what a catastrophy. Bad for our youth. The minister of education is satanic.

    • Anonymous
      March 21, 2012

      OH PLZZZ….Gays and lesbians are found in every part of the world…some countries are just more up front about it than others. Dominicans to damn hypocrite.

    • not innocent
      March 21, 2012

      OR MAN THAT RAPING ANIMALS. :mrgreen:

  183. Trevor Johnson
    March 21, 2012

    I really don’t know why Dominicans are upset. How could you allow a gay ship entry into Dominica and not expect people not to have sex in Dominica? Would you allow a ganga cruise into Dominica? Would you allow people to carry unlicensed firearms and not expect them to use it? Boss, it is a gay cruise and gay couples are gonna engage in sexual acts in every port of call. I am going on a cruise with wifey next week and that’s the plan!

    We have a serious morality problem in Dominica. Everything is about money money money. We allow the gay cruise entry into Dominica because we will earn money. We give permission to Mapau to operate a casino under the Lottery Act because it will employ people. We forget about all the ills of having gambling houses in Dominica. Now we want to cuss about gays engaging in sexual acts on their gay cruise.

    We in trouble. Ma Dominique fini bat… :-x

    • Justice and Truth
      March 21, 2012

      @ Trevor Johnson

      Your comments are unworthy. I am certain that you are a baptized Christian. You have lost it and are living in darkness. :twisted: :twisted: Obviously you are on their side and also on Satan’s side.
      Worship God. Attend Church, pray and read/study your Bible; hope you have one and pray to God for enlightenment. You are in dire need of it including God’s blessing and graces to also see the light.

      • not innocent
        March 21, 2012

        JUSTICE AND TRUTH. U SOUND LIKE A NUN AND PRIEST. I HOPE U ARE A VIRGIN AND HAVE NEVER DONE ANY SINFUL ACT.

      • March 22, 2012

        @Justice and Truth

        I am with you on your first post, but you have missed Trevor’s point. He is saying the same thing you said in your post, but slightly, in a different way.

        He is not actually supporting the gays–I know that for sure; neither am I–he is questioning the authority in Dominica–as to what is the motive for the things they agree upon and initiate.

        For example, why did they allow the ship to stop in Dominica in the first place? Homosexual act is prohibited in Dominica–so why not say no, to a ship of homosexual men anchoring in our port?

        What do the authority in Dominica expect a group of all gay men to do on board their ship–even if it is anchored in our ports–would it not be the same thing that men and women would do?

        Man and woman, man and man, woman and woman, will have their sexual urge at any time of the day; they will want fulfillment to that urge–that is what those two men were doing. I do not even understand what they mean by “public” if the police had to go inside the ship to get the men.

        You rebuked that decision, by whoever in Dominica is responsible, for allowing the ship to stop at our port; I am on your side with that rebuke. Trevor did the same thing, but in a different way. You simply missed out on what he was saying.

        Authority should simply have said no, to that ship stopping in our ports–regardless of if they were bringing millions of dollars–which I am sure they did not bring. What is the point of further tarnishing our name.

        And so, since they agreed, they should not get involved in the functions of those people–even if they were out on shore, much more that those two men were inside the ship. They should have known what those men were about in the first place.

        Two wrongs do not make a right–that is the bottom line! May God show us His mercy and compassion!

      • Lou
        March 22, 2012

        @ Justice and Truth

        Are you for real?

      • M T
        March 23, 2012

        @Justice and truth: Quit acting like you are morally superior to everyone. Atlantis Events did commit a crime by subjecting their passengers to danger. Your country’s army could have stalked the edge of your territorial waters and caught them red handed. Atlantis is based in Calfornia and we have laws against companies who risk passenger safety. We will deal with our laws our ways, and you deal with your laws your way. Don’t count on a bunch of fags as you call us to step foot in your country. It is my civic duty to inform and I’m exercising it right now.

    • dominican
      March 21, 2012

      but wait trevor, u retard man, u doe hear that de people were having sex in the open for everyone to see. i am sure u and ur wife will be having sex behind closed doors. they need to have respect. I’m sure there were others on the cruise who would never think to do that.

    • carib child
      March 21, 2012

      Trevor Johnson not dumb so…

    • Sal
      March 21, 2012

      The gay ship was allowed to come to Dominica just like another cruise. They are aware of the laws and like heterosexuals who come to Dominica, they have to respect our laws. They would not allow you and me to come to their country and disrespect their laws. I am sure you are not going to act like dogs and have sex in public when you go on your cruise.

    • real christian
      March 21, 2012

      lol lol lol lol lol lol :lol: :-D

  184. stevo
    March 21, 2012

    all the major us news carriers are broadcasting this. the washington post and the huffington post got this on their website…. God bless Dominica because this is bad pr for the country.

    • Justice and Truth
      March 21, 2012

      @ stevo

      I am pleased about that. It will make international news. It is bad for the country, morally and spiritually.
      I am waiting to hear if the Canadian/Toronto Media will broadcast and print it. There is a certain Toronto TV Media whom I have written to against this abomination when the opportunity presents itself. Let me see and hear if they have heard of it and broadcast it. If they do and broadcast it, I will write them and others who may broadcast it and print in the newspapers. More of us must be more vocal and voice our opinion against this abomination which has enveloped the world for no good.

  185. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012

    Any public sex act ought to be considered poor taste. I don’t want to see anyone of any sexual orientation, having sex in public. That said, homosexuality is not a disease, it is not contagious and no, not every gay person wants to have sex with you! So stop being so close-minded and wake up to the reality that GOD made us ALL and who are you, a mere human, to judge anyone? The Dominica authorities were well aware of the nature of the cruise and anyone who makes money off of cruise ship passengers, should not be so quick to look down their noses at the income generated as a result.

    • faces facing backs
      March 21, 2012

      Were they tested for hiv, were they wearing condoms. Yes, they spread communicable diseases.

  186. blessed
    March 21, 2012

    in the forst place, God made ADAM AND EVE not ADAM AND STEVE. so what man is doing with man. come on, so may beautiful women in this world. what are women suppose to do?

    • blessed
      March 21, 2012

      correction “first place”

    • Eugene Karl
      March 21, 2012

      Have you heard of lesbians ?

    • Wesleyman
      March 21, 2012

      not like there are not lesbians….

      • simply blessed
        March 22, 2012

        I HAVE HEARD LESBIANS. YOU PUTTING MORE MAL ON THE EARTH. HOLD YOUR OWN “WESLEYMAN” AND “EUGENE”. KEEP YOUR MAL FOR YOURSELF.

    • faces facing backs
      March 21, 2012

      You are correct. Otherwise God would have put their faces, facing back there instead.

  187. Ki sah
    March 21, 2012

    U ppl don’t think b4 u guys open allu large mouth and talk……Dominica has no respect for herself so y allu want others to come in and respect allu…. There should not b n e peaking on d ppl dem ship……Dominica wanted to legalize d gay law at least they were considering dts how low allu wanna b but nw wen allu see d real ting police getting involved. Carnival Dominicans does b having sex in d crowd allu seeing it allu nt saying ntn women almost naked in d crowd allu children seeing it but ntn not wrong with it after all is carnival no big deal smh

    • sweety
      March 21, 2012

      i do live that all the ships that come’s to Dominica should pull off for the hole of next year! then they will see how it feel’s to not haveing money

      • faces facing backs
        March 21, 2012

        why should all pay for one.Why should you pay for other people crimes?

      • May
        March 22, 2012

        so because we need the money we should sell our souls to the satanic cultures of this world? do you engage in these acts? must be .

    • Justice and Truth
      March 21, 2012

      @ Ki sah

      Stick to and address the issue. Do you have respect for yourself and for others?

    • Chris
      March 22, 2012

      Hey Ki-Sah… I agree with you 100% on that comment. ..

      Carnival time……big and bold on TV, i seeing persons having sex in the crowd… Why weren’t they arrested then.

      At the end of the day… Even if we don’t see what is going on in their bedrooms… GUESS What… GOD SEES! And he is the ultimate JUDGE. When we sit at the judgment seat of Christ we will not be answering to him about These two gay dudes…. We will be answering for ourselves.

  188. (.) (.)
    March 21, 2012

    So the picture I’m getting is Dominicans so don’t have work to do, found time to gather at the bay front just to watch who is coming out of a gay cruise ship. I thought majority did not want them coming and why waste time going to watch them? You know the more attention they get the better they feel and the more they will do? I’m not surprised they were in action. Dominicans are “don’t do this nuh but we watching”.

    • sweety
      March 21, 2012

      i do belive that all the ships that come’s to Dominica should pull off for the hole of next year! then they will see how it feel’s to not haveing money

      • Anonymous
        March 21, 2012

        this is the exact manipulation that homosexuals want to spread wherever they go. They control all the media so this will make headline news on cnn and all major network and then they will call for a ban. However if we stand firm and strong we will over come every intimadation. However we should love evveryone but join their demonic parade

      • Justice and Truth
        March 21, 2012

        @ sweety

        I do not know what type of sweety you are. Dominica is not dependent on cruise ships visits and their money. In previous years Dominica survived without it and will be in the future. God is in control. He is not pleased with this cruise ship visit and its homosexual passengers and landing in DA, a Christian country whose motto is “Apre Bon Dieu C’est La Terre.” You got it and why the majority of Dominicans are upset about it?

    • Eagle
      March 21, 2012

      how else would they get evidence…

  189. acraspeed
    March 21, 2012

    it is not a matter of the two men being homosexual. everyone has a choice in life. its just that they went against one of the laws of the country they were in.

  190. ME
    March 21, 2012

    Where are the SSU when our visiting tourist are burglarized and attacked frequently at our various tourist sights? Who is the dangerous threat! A violent burglurer and murderer or a gay adult in a consensual relationship. Hyprocrites in this country indeed.

    • anonymous
      March 21, 2012

      If it happened in the US they would be arrested.

      • Andi
        March 21, 2012

        For indecent exposure maybe. But never for “buggery”. And if they were arrested you can be sure that the majority of Americans would be outraged at the discrimination.

      • March 21, 2012

        simple as

    • Justice and Truth
      March 21, 2012

      @ ME

      You are one more hypocrite. What is your religious affiliation? Do you have one? I hope note for your comments are even worst than the pagans. Even pagans would object to such a lifetime.
      God struck down a country for this abomination, Sodom and Gomorrah. It is only a matter of time other countries will meet the same fate and worst.

  191. toma
    March 21, 2012

    some dominicans will do anything for money,i never see a set of people more money hungry they will even sell their children for money, Some of them make their children have sex for money so this not a suprize when you hear some people support this act.
    Please cut off their penises or push a hot iron up their asses for me

  192. LetGodSpeak
    March 21, 2012

    I tell you one thing… God is a Holy God.. and her commanded, be ye holy for I am holy… It is clear that the fear of God is no longer in the hearts of people ( not only in Dominica). But to speak of my dear beloved Dominica, it grieves me. majority of the persons commenting here are in agreement with homosexuality and accepting it. why? Because it is expected to be so as it is the end times. The fear of God has departed. God no more is on their hearts. The land is filled with abomination. Yes, there is a rise in homosecuality , crime and all sorts at a rapid pace in this land ( and all over the world). But I speak more so for my country. Many will not be happy at what I am saying. ( I don’t expect them too), but this is the truth. AND GOD’S WORDS MUST COME TO PASS. I admonish you, you who seeks to walk in holiness with God, continue to do so for the number is getting smaller. Seek the Lord, worship Him, and allow God to use you to do His will on this earth while you are still alive. And for those who choose not to walk in holiness nor stand for holiness, may God have mercy on you and open your eyes to the truth and deliver you. Do not look on those who appear to be holy, but are walking in wickedness, look unto Jesus who is the Author and Finisher of your faith. Read the WORD OF GOD, THE TRUE WORD OF GOD, THE BIBLE. Repent, truly repent. For the time is surely drawing near.As for me, my eyes is set on Jesus.. HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD no matter the price to pay.

    • LetGodSpeak
      March 21, 2012

      I meant HE COMMANDED

      • white nite
        March 21, 2012

        YOU meant HE commanded, yet GOD, SHE wrote HER commanded……

    • KMJ
      March 21, 2012

      What fear of God? The Caribbean area has high rates of crime, having children out of wedlock etc. It’s accepted for a man to commit adultery and cheat on his spouse, father children and don’t marry. I will never ever believe that the Caribbean is a god fearing region until the out-of-wedlock rate drops and all are in Church Sunday morning. Until then people are just picking and choosing what they want to believe and being hypocrites.

      • Justice and Truth
        March 21, 2012

        @ KMJ

        The issue is men having sex with men. Does this sound normal to you? If you do, you are blind, deaf and sleeping. No one should condone this. Awake from your slumber!

      • LetGodSpeak
        March 21, 2012

        That’s because my dear.. you do not understand what it means to have the fear of God… seek God sincerely, and you will know.. IF.. you desire to seek Him

      • Anonymous
        March 21, 2012

        what u saying is pure B.S because those things happen all around the world so stop pin pointing the Caribbean alone. That is p ure stupidness

      • Andi
        March 21, 2012

        Agreed. Let those who are without sin cast the first stone. I don’t think you’ll find any of those here.

    • Rebekkah
      March 21, 2012

      Nobody is accepting homosexiality. The problem in Dominica is that we are too small-minded. What the men did was wrong because they had sex in public. If a man and woman had sex in public, it would be just as nasty. It’s called indecent exposure! And stop the delusion that Dominica is a Christian nation! Nonscence. Homosexuality is NOT the only SIN. Most Dominicans commit adultary openly and no one speaaks against it. Most Dominicans have kids out of wedlock. No one speaks about it. We bear false witness. No one talks about it. We are lazy. No one talks about it. He who is without sin…

    • Andi
      March 21, 2012

      And what of only God being the one who judges us all? Are you taking that upon yourself now?

  193. dsc
    March 21, 2012

    Why they arrest those tourists ner? The police have proof or are they just taking the words of ‘disgusted’ people? Who’s gonna pay for their trip back? They’re not allowed to continue their cruise because ppl claim tht they saw things ABOARD THE SHIP?SMH

    #small minded

    • tink
      March 21, 2012

      our tax payers money tht going to send them back.

    • me
      March 22, 2012

      I am not condoning this alleged act, but I hope the Dominican police have proof otherwise there could be some backlash.

  194. BobN
    March 21, 2012

    And the last time a straight couple was arrested for something similar was when exactly?

    Living in the islands and seeing how long it takes the police to get anywhere to do anything, this story seems fishy.

  195. NYC GAY
    March 21, 2012

    Shame on all of you. By reading these comments, Dominica sounds like a hot bed of intolerance, hypocrisy and bigotry. The world has changed and “buggery” has been decriminalized in all of the major countries of Europe, North America and South America. Guess what? My friends and family would not visit your cesspool of an island for any reason. In fact, I would not even consider buying a product that comes from Dominica. And please keep your bigoted selves from my hometown of NYC – because hate and bigotry are not welcome here, even when you try to dress it up with some corrupt concept of religion. Want to move out of a world of poverty, crime and corruption? Open up your country to tolerance, education and compassion.

    • skydriver
      March 21, 2012

      Sir you wanna call dominica a cesspoool?? Since when you are so disgusted by what’s in a cesspool, when by your own admisssion you prefer to dive in the cesspool of your same gender partner.

      • March 21, 2012

        they should not arrest them ppl i wish them tourist make them ploice pay 4 there trip back in the country.

    • Justice and Truth
      March 21, 2012

      @ NYC Gay

      Stand before God and tell him that. See where you will end up for all eternity with your friend Satan and his other followers.

    • xxx
      March 21, 2012

      You sound very angry, I pray that Dominica will continue to stand for righteousness, and will not give in to people that will consider them bigots, because of their beliefs. If they believed like you then it’s ok to buy their products. What if it was the reverse. God loves you my friend. Maybe one day you will come to know about His love.

    • well! well!
      March 21, 2012

      NYC Gay..stop spewing your garbage…where better to find intolerance, hypocrisy and bigotry but in your country. You get yourself out of the cesspool you have admitted to being a part of and open up yourself to morality and the natural use for which God created you…He did not create you to dig in any pit toilet..now go do your research.

    • islandgirl
      March 22, 2012

      What the hell are you doing on here anyway NYC gay? Nobody wants to come live in your cochroach infested concrete city. What exactly is your point? You don’t want to visit, FINE! Stop trying to force people to accept your lifestyle. In your own freaking country you have discrimination so stop pretending that we are the only ones. This is the only time that you see fit to check out the island? When you hear something negative. Then DON’T come because you are just as hypocrite.

  196. dsc
    March 21, 2012

    Why they arrest those tourists ner? The police have proof or are they just taking the words of ‘disgusted’ people? Who’s gonna pay for their trip back? They’re not allowed to continue their cruise because ppl claim tht they saw things?SMH

    #small minded

  197. March 21, 2012

    I am from a neighbouring island and had the opportunity to visit your island for carnival and I can safely say that this is ridiculous the way some of you react to this situation.Yes it is one of the laws that govern the state and it should be Besides the bible acknowledges so many other acts as abominable.Fornication,pedophilia,rape,murder,divorce,and many more such as the eating of shrimps.We continue to commit these sins on a daily basis so lets use the quotes in all cases.

    • Eagle
      March 21, 2012

      nonsense! NO human being should be having sex in open public places. Lets leave that for the dogs..thank you.

    • Justice and Truth
      March 21, 2012

      @ Outsider

      Those acts are mentioned in the Bible and are denounced but not approved. They are not acknowledged. How can they be accepted? They never were and never will be. The Bible is the Word of God. Sins committed against God are not acknowledged. They are denounced. Do you understand the sense of it? Get out your dictionary or check the Research in your computer and also the Thesaurus.
      Furthermore, St. Paul spoke against homosexual practices. Get the Bible out and search for those Chapters.
      God made man and woman and said, “Go and multiply.” This was the first marriage in the world between Adam and Eve. God will never acknowledge/accept what which offends Him and is an abomination to Him. Some of you who approve of the actions of homosexuals and the cruise ship’s visit need God’s enlightenment. If you practice the Christian faith and as you should, it should be revealed to you.
      Some of you are in dire need of moral and spiritual education, guidance.

      • Andi
        March 21, 2012

        I think those in need of moral guidance are those who choose to judge others instead of letting God judge them.

    • May
      March 22, 2012

      ousider maybe its ok in your land but its wrong in ours so u need to accept it. Well come and do it in public here and see if you won’t go to the calaboose.

  198. DOM
    March 21, 2012

    People shut up! Dominica has many gays so shut up!!!!!!

    • May
      March 22, 2012

      have you ever seen them in public having what they call sex?

  199. Econ
    March 21, 2012

    D/ca is a country pushing tourism. Agriculture was put on the back burner so that tourism could be at the forefront yet so many people CLAIM to be disgusted when homosexual TOURISTS come on island. Some people are too small minded. It’s happening here. U don’t have to do it too. They are only VISITING-actually coming to SPEND money. Get over yourselves!!!

  200. stevo
    March 21, 2012

    Dominica just going downnnnnnn. for the past week we have heard incidents of murder, kidnaping, theft, robbery, bugery, drugs, corruption, bribery…. What next Lord….

  201. disappointed caligir
    March 21, 2012

    how did i know they would be from california??? SMH I love california but the white gays out here run everything and feel they can do what ever they want where ever they want. smh smh im all for gays having the right to be gay but they need to respect the laws of other places they visit.

  202. 365 Rivers
    March 21, 2012

    As much as it is wrong for men and men to be together. the authorities would have know exactly what they were expecting in regards to receiving this cruise ship, what they did is wrong especially if its in the public’s eye, but we also have to think of TOURISM on a whole arresting these people is going to be a huge problem for DA. Let them go with a warning please. Try not to spoil the daily bread for most.

  203. March 21, 2012

    dont go nuts could not care less whens the cricket in da

  204. March 21, 2012

    viva le gay

  205. Red Pen
    March 21, 2012

    This is outrageous! What jurisdiction does Dominican Police Force have on the Cruise Ship…If they two men were on the ship doing their business and nosey Dominicans watching…what right did they have to go on there and arrest the men.

    What is the sense allow this cruise ship to dock and then cast stones as them. Yal bloody idiots. I hope the US embassy hails fire and brimstone onto Dominica Authorities for this