LIVE on DNO: Thomson Fontaine arrested in Dominica; a number of people gather outside police headquarters

Former UWP senator, Dr. Thomson Fontaine was arrested at Melville Hall Airport upon his arrival in Dominica earlier today.

Dr. Fontaine, a former IMF economist who, for the past four years, has been employed as Economic and International Policy Adviser to the government of South Sudan, Africa, was arrested by the police who were executing a bench warrant issued for his arrest in 2018.

The warrant stems from Dr. Fontaine’s absence for two court appearances in 2018 after obstruction charges were brought against him, Lennox Linton, Joshua Francis and Joseph Isaac who was  a member of the United Workers Party (UWP) at the time.

The obstruction charges were adjourned sine die, however, the next hearing on charges of incitement against UWP leader Linton and Dr. Fontaine, was set for January 22, 2019 and because of Dr. Fontaine’s previous absences, the presiding magistrate granted the prosecution’s request for a bench warrant for Dr. Fontaine who was not present at the two court hearings which had so far been held.

Fontaine was arrested upon his return after more than four years.

DNO is bringing live coverage from outside of the police headquarters in Roseau.

 

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86 Comments

  1. Ibo France
    April 26, 2022

    I have heard Dr. Fontaine speak about the unsanitary and atrocious conditions of the station cells. Every decent minded citizen should be alarmed about ths.

    Many innocent citizens get arrested mistakenly or on bogus charges quite often. Yet, they are subjected to such rotten conditions and horrendous treatment. The suffocating stench, the concrete bed and pillow, the large rat and roach population, the bread and butter for breakfast and lunch wants one to regurgitate all inside the stomach.

    These horrendous conditions of these cells should be reported to human rights organizations. Getting arrested doesn’t mean that you have lost your humanity or human rights. These conditions only reflect the mismanagement of the country and of us as a people. Not even animals should be treated that way. Even a pig sty, for the most part, is managed much better.

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  2. Man bite dogs
    April 26, 2022

    Thompson,stop crying crocodile 🐊 tears take your blows like a UWP septic dog and shut up.

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  3. Gary
    April 26, 2022

    What does Thomson job or specialized knowledge has to do with this matter. I will tell you one thing, such specialized knowledge has never helped Thomson in his quest to engage in Politics as a formidable Political leader, as he was looked upon by the late Dame Mary Eugenia Charles. You must stop worshiping the intellect, specialized knowledge to gain a vocation is not the panicle of wisdom and intelligence, it does not absolve a person from making bad decisions, it’s not what makes you automatically a leader of men and a Nation, unfortunately this expectation is not only exhibited by you. When you say it takes knowledge to become a Prime Minister, you should be more specific, knowledge of what. Keep on worshiping the intellect and be led by your ego, the false self, so long.

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    • Gary
      April 26, 2022

      The above comment was meant as a reply to Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 26, 2022

      ” Thomson job or specialized knowledge has to do with this matter. I will tell you one thing, such specialized knowledge has never helped Thomson in his quest to engage in Politics” (Gary).

      You see Gary, when people allow themselves to be blinded by the emotion they entertain for corrupted thieves, and unscrupulous scoundrels, they become oblivious to reality; they cannot even see the value of people who should be in a position to help with bringing a new day to the country.

      Thomson’s special knowledge should be used in the development of Dominica. You and others are into Labor Party, a name that cannot bring anything significant economic change to the people, except the nonsense you are indulging at this moment.
      Thomson ability cannot help him politically in Dominica, because the thieves in power lie on the Fountains of our country, and treats them as dirt!

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 26, 2022

        Con:
        I am not saying every elected politician in government should have a college degree, but we also need to take their character into consideration even before placing them on a ballet.

        Right now anybody Roosevelt takes to a village and introduce them as a candidate, their fate are sealed, they are going to become a minister of government. I know a woman from Wesley, who almost got elected, this is a person who did not even finish elementary school never mind attending secondary school!

        Why should someone like her be considered to serve in government?
        But you see; it is people like that Dominicans prefer in government, the illiterates are told by the powers that be; our Fountain’s who has the knowledge to change the status quo are less than those who can’t even read!
        Garry, you all can maintain the status quo, all that will be accomplish is backwardness.

        Look at the other islands, in comparisons: Dominica is the worst of the worst in Backwardness!

  4. KID ON THE BLOCK
    April 25, 2022

    Why should Thompson be an exception? A bench warrant was out for his arrest. He got arrested no matter how long it took. This guy knew he was wanted so he should expect to be in custody by law enforcement the moment he touched the Dominica soil, so what is all that force about? The law was enforced, that is it.
    Go home and find something to do those of you by the Police Head Quarters putting up a show for noticing that makes no sense than pure politics.

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  5. KID ON THE BLOCK
    April 25, 2022

    Spraggs definitely has a problem. A big one too. He needs to see a medical doctor. There is horror in his eyes. Terror on his face. Looking for noticing?. JUST DO IT! Spaggs, Why are you asking for help? Ain’t you a man as you profess? Start the ball rolling, big mouth. Playing bad?!

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  6. Man bite dogs
    April 25, 2022

    It is with great pleasure to see that So-called UWP lots squeal like pigs to the slaughtered house, we must by all means take back our country ” Dog eat dogs we must fight against the evils in Dominica otherwise there will be no peace in our country but destruction, Edison James, has spread his Voodoo on island today I am beginning to see the filth of evils, coming from UWP septic lots.

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  7. Anthony P. Ismael
    April 25, 2022

    Citizens can disagree with the ruling party in power. In life and in business and in politics, one can use the law to silence their critics on triviality. Dr. Fontaine is no criminal, and he has no violence in his past or present. “Incitement” is the default charge used to silence critics of the Dominica Labor Party. Danny Lugay, Athie, Dr. Fontaine and even “Judas the Speaker,” were also guilty of this fake charge according to Skerritt’s DLP. We can only hope that the “Feds” pick up Skerritt and members of the Cabal one of these days just like they did with “Julian and Ambrose at Miami International Airport.” That is the only way to end this continued madness.

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    • Gary
      April 26, 2022

      Who are you trying to appease with your opening diplomatic sentiments. Do I need you to tell me that Thomson is not a Criminal, when we know he is not. The “Incitement” charge is not decided by you with your silly remarks, calling it a default charge used to silence critics of the DLP, do you have evidence of such thing. In Dominica, a person is innocent until proven guilty in Court, with evidence, due process, not innocent by silly narratives driven by political partisan beliefs. Why are you generalizing events associated with people to suit the agenda you support, and totally ignore the context in which they happen.

      As to your opening remarks, of diplomatic sentiments, it is a far cry
      for what you are advocating, calling for the arrest of someone you do not support politically. There is a due process needed to arrest someone, it is not done arbitrarily on the whims of your disagreement. The madness you see is not the cabal, but a mischievous agenda, be careful what you wish for.

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  8. Ibo France
    April 25, 2022

    DNO, your reporter on the scene, did a reasonably good job last night. Kudos to her and to your news outlet for bringing this significant story live.

    I just want to be liberal and effusive with my commendation for a praiseworthy job. To get live coverage at that time of the night is well appreciated. A little investigative journalism will hold your editorial staff in even higher esteem.

    These sentiments come from a genuine place. It has nothing to do with the person(s) involved in the ongoing controversy.

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  9. Lin clown
    April 25, 2022

    I know 2 former police officers who made it their duty to apply for bench warrants through the prosecutor,to arrest children of the poor and take then to court.Those police officers would arrest the defendants on a Saturday and placed in the cell.These defendants would spend Saturday and Sunday night in the cell,to be taken to court on Monday morning.It was always the children of the poor.Thompson Fontaine would never have come to Dominica if he did not fear for his life in South Sudan.I agree with Eugene,for too long UWP and there supporters has been disrespecting the court and the police.Under the leadership of chief Daniel Carbon the force is weak.The entire leadership of UWP should be in jail…………………………….as exposed by Aljazeera to this day the police has done nothing.They refused to further investigate the GON arson.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 25, 2022

      Why would Thomson fear for his life in South Sudan?

      Tell the audience what he feared and why?

      You are a born liar, the truth is not in you; scum of the earth like you cannot accept the truth that while Roosevelt Skerrit and his puppets turn Thomson’s constituent against him, he was honored by the British to undertake the tasks of building a new nation from the ground up!

      I would imagine a blue print to set up the economy of the that country.

      Wile Fountain is good enough to teach economics in a prestigious university in the United States, and was capable to work and function within the IMF, Roosevelt gave Dominicans the impression he is of no use to Dominica.
      How shameful is that?

      Same applies to so many of our professionals, doctors, working here in the United States, I know a young lady from my village of Wesley medical doctor in a New York Hospital, her sister is a PA, better than the quacks out China, and Cuba, however, Roosevelt wold not employ such greats!

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      • April 26, 2022

        He scared of Boko Haram; that is why he returned home not to return anymore. Now, he has to face the music, whether it is cadence, spouge, reggae, kaiso, R&B.

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        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          April 27, 2022

          Boy you are really crazy, how can Fountain be scared of Boko Haram when he was no place near Nigeria?

          Boko Haram, (Hausa: “Westernization Is Sacrilege”) byname of Jamāʿat Ahl al-Sunnah li-l-Daʿawah wa al-Jihād (Arabic: “People Committed to the Prophet’s Teachings for Propagation and Jihad”), from 2015 also called Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) or Islamic State’s West African Province (ISWAP), Islamic sectarian movement, founded in 2002 by Muhammed Yusuf in northeastern Nigeria, that since 2009 has carried out assassinations and large-scale acts of violence in that country.
          The group’s initial proclaimed intent was to uproot the corruption and injustice in Nigeria, which it blamed on Western influences, and to impose Sharīʿah, or Islamic law. Later the group vowed to avenge the deaths of Yusuf and other group members, who were killed by security forces in 2009. In 2015 the group pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and took the name Islamic…

          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            April 27, 2022

            When people like to lie, they say anything that will make them high and mighty!
            You ds so lie, you do not even know that terrorist group only operates in Nigeria.

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    • shut - up
      April 25, 2022

      shutup!!!!! stupes.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 27, 2022

      You are a pathetic delusional liar, there is no truth to anything you said.

      How do you feel sitting using your cell phone struggling to write such lies!

      Boy, sometimes peoples tongue can become their own hangman’s noose around their very own neck!
      Yours is tightening!

      So, let me expose you for the liar you are!

      UWP held power for four years, within that time none of the party members had any court cases, or struggle with the law.

      From the time Roosevelt took power, he began arresting and harassing the members of the UWP. One of his frivolous cases was the one where where even Justina Charles sued claiming she to was alleged preying on young women when they went to look for help from government ministers.

      More than ten years has passed, the frivolous law suite has become dormant, in every case they file on people even when they arrest them, remains dormant, that is what happens to cases of victimization, which they cannot win!

  10. Ibo France
    April 25, 2022

    I earnestly try not to hate anyone. However, I try to speak the objective truth even if it is perceived to be uncomfortable and harsh.

    The dispicable treatment meted out to Dr. Thomson Fontaine should be a precursor for things to come in Dominica if Roosevelt stays in office. This man is the personification of Satan. His wickedness knows no bounds. This man makes the real Vladimir Putin looks like a saint. If such an illustrious , law abiding son of the soil, Dr. Fontaine, can be treated like a common criminal, what about us mere commoners?

    The time for Roosevelt and his unschooled, unlearned, semi-illiterate wife, who has no qualification to be a member of parliament, to exit office. They both take too much of the financial resources of the country and give too little in return. In fact, they have caused too much embarrassment and pain to the citizenry of Dominica. They MUST Go and Go NOW!

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    • Gary
      April 25, 2022

      Stop being silly and delusional, by saying you try to speak the objective truth, even if it is perceived to be uncomfortable and harsh, as to your hatred it is not delusional it is a fact. Just look at the last paragraph of your comment, you do not seem to be conscious of your hatred, it is a psychological problem it comes from your political partisan beliefs, there is something called pattern recognition, it is not hard to look else where to see
      such behavior, insulting people with impunity and making allegations as though it is a fact, this has nothing to do with specking the objective truth as you would like to believe.

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      • Ibo France
        April 26, 2022

        Gary, direct your ire at those who rape the treasury for personal enrichment, persecute law abiding citizens, permanently blemish the country’s once pristine image, impoverish the vast majority of citizens, beat suspects of petty crimes to death, et cetera.

        Stop trying to smear and deminish the humble messenger whose only ‘crime’ is exposing the wrongdoings and evils of those renegades in high public office.

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        • Gary
          April 26, 2022

          Who told you, you’re messenger, you are a fanatic political operative with an obsession bent on propaganda. Messengers do not twist facts. What do you know about Dominica, once pristine image lol. If you really want to expose wrong doing, do not get confused with what you perceive. You remind me of Linton at The privy council when asked for evidence, he cannot produce evidence of what he perceived, after describing himself as an investigative Journalist and ending up paying for his delusion.

          I told you I’m not at war with you, you have a right to your opinions, but not your perception.

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  11. mine
    April 25, 2022

    Thompson is no saint of who knows him. Maybe he can’t be in Sudan anymore that’s why he is back in Dominica.

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    • Ibo France
      April 25, 2022

      Dominica is where his umbilical cord is buried. This is where he should be among family, friends and colleagues.The country needs Dr. Fontaine right now more than anytime before.

      There is good Karma and there is bad Karma. Karma will sure get to Roosevelt. You don’t have to guess which one. God does not like evil. He is going to strike at the most unexpected time. It won’t be much longer.

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  12. Voice of Reason
    April 25, 2022

    I am a Laborite but what they did to Dr Thompson Fontaine is unacceptable. Dr. Fontaine is a Dominican like all of us and one who has made all of us proud . He chose to serve his country as a politician and that’s not a crime and shouldn’t be treated as a criminal. I reside in the Disposal and has never missed out on an election in Dominica because I wanted to see my party in office. But what they did to a proud son of the soil is clearly against my Christian conscience especially so so close to the Easter season where our Lord and savior was crucified for committing no crime.
    I reside in the US and I think of what happened in DC on Jan 6 2021 and who were behind it. Yet despite the evidence that’s been out not one of the master minds has been given that kind of treatment! Sorry PM you and my party have brought me to shame as a Dominican and trust me when I get another ticket to come down to vote be assured that I will take it to vote against what you all did to Dr Fontaine

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    • Man bite dogs
      April 26, 2022

      Get back to your basement- cage and be quite before ICE
      Found you!!!!

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    • Gary
      April 26, 2022

      What it is they did to Thomson that is unacceptable, was he denied due process. You are entitled to express your sentiments and emotions regarding Thomson education and achievements, fine, but let us not forget Thomson The Politician and his actions, that is what we should be looking at, the personality attached to the matter before us. Thomson’s ambition to be a Politician is steeped with controversy, allegations, and rejections at the polls, put this to rest.

      As to comments and comparison regarding the events in DC on Jan 6 2021 Why such comparison, If you were thinking, you would have known why the mastermind who was presented to us is not prosecuted, that was not meant to be. Politics is a game. If they had evidence that could hold up in a Court, don’t you think Trump would be prosecuted, look who got the stick https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/nov/10/jan-6th-detainees-must-receive-due-process/ why your silly comments about something you do not understand.

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 27, 2022

        Garry what does the hogwash you are presenting regarding insurrection in Washington has to do with Fountain and Dominica?
        Different situation entirely.

        You know damn well that Thomson is framed by Roosevelt and his fly catchers like Carbon, have you no shame?

        • Gary
          April 28, 2022

          Why didn’t you reply to @ Voice of Reason, and asking why the comparison, I did. My above comment was made to show how silly it is to make such comparison, and you are asking me, quote, “what does the hogwash you are presenting regarding insurrection in Washington has to do with Fountain and Dominica” is something wrong with your cognitive understanding or are you picking on me because I share a different view from you and @ Voice of Reason.

          How can you say “I damn well that Thomson is framed by Roosevelt and his fly catchers like Carbon, have you no shame? ” I’m just like you, we are both outside looking in, but I’m not declaring Thomson innocence or guilt, nor I’m accusing other people of framing Thomson. There are facts we are not privy to,
          if Thomson thinks he was framed, then he has a right to seek justice in The Courts, presenting evidence, it is very silly of you to assume that I know he is framed, that is how irrational you are with your
          judgements.

  13. Eugene Francis
    April 25, 2022

    what is wrong with you guys i am not a supporter of government, but my son and some other guys were arrested for bench warrant and never heard anyone say anything, so is mr Fountaine above the law or my son and the others are nothing, come on guys get real, the law is for all.

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    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      April 27, 2022

      @Eugene Francis, the presiding magistrate has stated that the magistrate who signed the warrant for the arrest of Thompson Fountain made an error in law and there should not have been any arrest warrant for Thompson Fountain. I didn’t know what your son did and hope he was treated with justice but this magistrate, Laudat, is saying that Thompson is being treated unjustly in law. No, Thompson isn’t above the law but the officers of the law need to apply the law justly towards him and everyone else.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 27, 2022

        Well, Jonathan, if the now magistrate find inconstancy, where the first magistrate erred.

        Why he decided to grant some of sort of a bogus bail which is not clearly understood nor easily interpreted?

        The Dominica legal system is crooked; it all about politics, they all kiss up to Roosevelt, like children, little boys and girls who fear their toys will be taken away; so anything corrupt Skerrit orders them to do, they are obligated to comply!

  14. Jonathan Y St Jean
    April 24, 2022

    Even school children knew that there was an arrest warrant out for Thompson Fountain and they also know that persons arrested on a Saturday spend the weekend in a jail cell. Therefore why did Thompson choose to come to Dominca on a Saturday rather than a week day? I hope there is some strategic reason for the decision. Knowing fully well that the ruling cabal is driven by malice for those who oppose it shouldn’t come as any surprise for the police carrying out his arrest. The question is what is the next strategic move? We should not be surprised at the actions of the Skerritt administration and enablers because they have let us know that they will twist existing laws and precedents to get their way and the judiciary is high on jockeying for favor from the power structure. Aren’t there smart strategic thinkers in the opposition? I’m sure there are and they better put on their thinking caps ahead of these events and strategize instead of just reacting to events which unfold.

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    • Gary
      April 25, 2022

      Why do you make your political partisan political beliefs the primary faculty of reasoning. This matter is not about Thompson guilt or innocence, The Government does not issue bench warrants, The PM does not issue bench warrants, why all this nonsensical allegations and innuendos. Why are we making a mockery of the Judiciary to facilitate a political agenda.

      Dominica is not governed by MOB RULE, a person guilt or innocence is not decided by you with your opinions. What existing laws and precedents the Government has twisted to get their way with the judiciary jockeying to influence it, do you have evidence of such thing. The Government does not need your advice, you are the one that need to chill out and put your thinking cap on, stop reacting to events which unfold making silly statements driven by your political partisan beliefs. Justice will prevail, That is what The Judiciary is set out to do. Thompson is not above the Law.

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      • Jonathan Y St Jean
        April 26, 2022

        @Gary, when the leader of Dominca tells people attending a political rally in St Joseph that they should go up into the faces of the opposition no matter where they meet them and harass them and the police pretend that this isn’t incitement yet arrested and harassed opposition members for incitement on trumped up and bogus charge which is in the courts for over 5 years, then that’s an example of MOB RULE, When the Dominican police and regional police can go into Salisbury whilst the village is asleep and terrorize the residents with teargas and live ammunition that’s MOB RULE.

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      • Ibo France
        April 26, 2022

        The more you express yourself , Gary, the more foolish you look and sound. It shows your smallness and inability to reason deeply. You are an extremely superficial individual who has lost your moral compass. You are not as cerebral as you are trying so hard to portray yourself to be. You really are just another pathetic operative of DLP only trying to bolster your master’s sinister agenda .

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    • April 25, 2022

      Lock him up. Lock him up. Lock him up. Trump said to lock him up, not just Hilary but Fontaine as well.

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      • Ibo France
        April 26, 2022

        Now you have confirmed that you are delusional. You are the one who needs to be locked away securely in some sort of mental asylum.

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      • Jonathan Y St Jean
        April 26, 2022

        @ds, violating an order to appear in court doesn’t mean automatically getting locked up. The current magistrate in the matter has said that then magistrate, Riviere erred in signing the bench warrant for the arrest of Thompson Fountain. You and the other enablers of the cabal are of the view that intimidating those who oppose the cabal is the only way to get the dictatorship fully entrenched, but this won’t succeed. You say lock him up but in what conditions? Ask Ambrose George and Giraud what were the conditions in which they were locked up in the US?. You, ds have sold your conscience and what’s left of it to facilitate power over others in a dehumanizing way. Meanwhile your idol staged a parliamentary coup d’etat and now taxpayers in Dominca are paying for him to live in luxury to the tune of $64,000 per month. Where is your humanity and that of the others in the cabal. Greed has locked up your humanity and your conscience. I’m praying for your deliverance.

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        • Gary
          April 27, 2022

          Jonathan, your opening statement is laughable, you sit behind your computer and just say what you think, The Law does not work as to what you think. https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/legal-guides/what-is-a-bench-warrant. There is another pattern of your thinking, misrepresenting facts, did the current Magistrate said the previous Magistrate Riviere erred in signing the bench warrant for the arrest of Thompson Fountain, is this what you read and understood in Thomson hearing before the Court, Wow, I will leave this to your conscience. As to the rest of your comment, it’s the same nonsensical
          repeated narrative, so long, be content with your conscience, examine yours first before you pray for deliverance of others.

      • Man bite dogs
        April 26, 2022

        And I second the motion, lock 🔒 the MF up to 20years or more.

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  15. Man bite dogs
    April 24, 2022

    To be honest Thompson Fontaine, Edison James, ugly Lenny, and many more so-called UWP criminals should have been resident at stock farm jail longtime ago, I am fed up with that so-called UWP septic lots it is time to take back our country Dominica, by building a new state of the arts long-term jail specially designed for people like them! Come on Mr.Skerrit, God 🙏 sent you to get rid of all snakes and
    ” evil “in Dominica you are the special one without any doubt!!!!!

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    • Concerned for truth
      April 25, 2022

      DNO Is this type of contribution really useful.l
      ……..?…

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      • Concerned. For truth,
        April 25, 2022

        The first sentence has no political or ideological point’s ,just pure filth..

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    • acs
      April 25, 2022

      Dogs I hope you will be the next one in there

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    • My little take
      April 25, 2022

      Yours coming you piggy dog bite

    • ddddddddddd
      April 25, 2022

      @ Dogs, If you think Fontaine, James and Linton are more criminals than your dear leader, you must be leaving on planet Z.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 25, 2022

      ” I am fed up with that so-called UWP septic lots it is time to take back our country Dominica, by building a new state of the arts long-term jail specially designed for people like them!

      Man Dog!
      Mr. Man Dingo, you little big-belly little foot rat; if there was any doubt in my mind that you are crazy, your very words in the quote above confirms you are a mentally deranged rat!

      Hahahahahahahahah!
      In politics when people speak about taking back their country, it always mean taking back the country from the thieves rouges, vagabonds, liars, criminals and the unscrupulous who are in power robbing the treasury.
      Edison James never thief one single sent from government during the four years he was Prime Minister, Lennox cannot thief because he is only in the opposition.
      That left who?
      I know a certain man in command who is a damn thief robbing the country blind, build you new jail to hold him you and many of the red devils!
      I Francisco is the head of government is a thief…

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    • Ibo France
      April 25, 2022

      @Dog Abuser

      Congratulation! Your spelling is impeccable but your grammar, most particularly, your punctuation has left much to be desired.

      As for your content, it is unadulterated rubbish as usual. Go and try to take reading classes during the time you use to write your thoughtless, asinine, egregious comments.

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      • Man bite dogs
        April 26, 2022

        Wof Wof Wof A**hole how about that for spelling and grammar.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 25, 2022

      Man Dog, if you think that God sent Roosevelt to rule over Dominica, and its people you are mad! You focused on honest people like James, Lennox and Thomson as criminals, forgetting there is a real criminal out there.

      ……………………………………… I am going ………………………..prove to you with some simple arithmetic.

      A man is employed; prior to his first tenure in government, they say he was a teacher, entered politics broke. By the time he became head: he worked for less than $8,000.00 dollars per month, but I will base his first sixty months in office on eight thousand per month:

      So, $8,000.00 X 60 = $480,000.00: A million dollars = $10,000,000.00 (ten hundred thousand dollars).

      So, even if that man saved all of that four hundred eighty thousand dollars, in sixty months (five years) it could not make him a millionaire, so where did he got all of these millions in five years?
      Think about that!

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 25, 2022

        Now a billion is equal to ten hundred million, if a certain Dominica prime minister have in any foreign bank the amount of two billion, or liquid assets: “houses land, boat or ships, or money in peoples name, or a Shell Company, that prime minister should be hung!

        You and people such the one called Lin Clown supports evil, you suport thevery, while you slaughter the honest and innocent.

        This man in question, I am not mentioning name, is one who thief in the open, there is no way even if this man was in power for the past fifty years, become wealthy on a salary paid to any government minister or prime minister in Dominica.

        They are all millionaires living in multimillionaire dollars houses.

        Are you people not ashamed to support that level of thievery, and corruption?

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      • Man bite dogs
        April 26, 2022

        @Francisco, I and many others including you believes that PM Dr Skerrit, is the right man for Dominica, you can lie to others but not to yourself!!
        Prime minister Skerrit, is blessed with brains and vision given to him and his administrations by God 🙏🙏🙏

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  16. Tablet man
    April 24, 2022

    People just talking like a guy from Portsmouth they call boca or curtis who just on face book being an annoyance. Time to stand against this abuse

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    • Toto
      April 25, 2022

      Tablet Man, from the little Spanish I know I believe that Boca stands for mouth. Maybe appropriate don’t you think.

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  17. Ibo France
    April 24, 2022

    Until the people of Dominica pour out onto the streets in massive numbers to protest the atrocities, suppression, persecution, oppression, discrimination, barbarity meted out to the populace by the instructions of one soulless, dark-hearted arc-vallain, law- abiding Dominicans will get no justice, no peace.

    Here is some of the lawlessness for the last twenty years in Dominica – tear-gassing of a sleeping community; citizens dying in police custody; elected parliamentarian dragged from his vehicle and arrested for driving through his own constituency; election fraud, bribery committed with impunity.

    In light of these gross infractions of the law and constitution, Dominicans remain mostly stoically unagitated. Only when Dominicans rise up, in massive numbers, against this horrendous treatment, and arrest this present downward trajectory of the country, only then, will peace, tranquility and prosperity return to the shores of Dominica.

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  18. Eagle-Eyed
    April 24, 2022

    Why do UWP and their supporters think that they are above the law and when ever they break the law and get arrested that they should call their people out to protest their arrest? If Thompson Fontaine think that he is innocent , why wasn’t he man enough to present himself sooner to the courts rather than waiting four years later?

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    • Braindamage
      April 25, 2022

      @ Eagle,, You sold your citizenship. Stay where you are. Don’t meddle in Dominican business.

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      • Eagle-Eyed
        April 25, 2022

        @ Damaged brain, it is quite simple to understand. You don’t have to be a brain surgeon or a rocket scientist to understand this – If you man enough to do the crime you should be man enough to face the music and do the time. Thompson have been hiding in Africa or where ever he has been hiding for four years when he knew that he was a wanted man. Did he expect to just come back and go about his business as usual? Of course, for such an intelligent man he should realise that he should have to answer for his crime. His status as a top economist and international economic advisor doesn’t qualify him for immunity from prosecution for breaking the law of the land.

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  19. I & I Rasta Far-ry
    April 24, 2022

    Skerrit and them are provoking the people of Dominica just as Putting is provoking the people of Ukraine. Skerrit feels his army is well equipped with long guns and other weapons while the people of Dominica are unarmed. But all I will say to them is Dominica is mountainous with lots of rivers and ravines, which means we have a lot of rocks. It was Tony Astaphan that told us about “the constitutional cool wosh brigade” of the 70’s that got rid of the administration of PJ and our sons and daughters know how to use them. So let them provoke us let them light the fire…hope they have enough water to put it out

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  20. Dominican
    April 24, 2022

    This will be a headache for Roosevelt Skerrit and cohorts. The aim of the bench warrant was to keep Dr. Fontaine away from Dominica and prevent him from testifying in open court, which would be a matter of record. This will provide an opportunity for Dr. Fontaine to make further disclosures, under oath, which could be very damaging to the current regime. Dr. Fontaine is not stupid and would have known exactly what effect his return to Dominica would have, a move not anticipated by most of our legal fraternity and I suspect has already caused some degree of panic in certain quarters of the Bar association.

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  21. Martin P
    April 24, 2022

    There we go, nothing further to be said. All you Labourites were warned that our democracy is under siege.

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    • Ibo France
      April 25, 2022

      Our democracy is under siege? Our democracy is lifeless. It is a corpse.

      The funeral service was held on the same date when Roosevelt and his evil worshippers were returned to office after the last fraudulent general election.

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  22. The Evil One
    April 24, 2022

    It was Chobby and the Midnight Groovers that write a song “Samwe douva sawe deye” meaning I infront but yours coming. Dr. Thompson is arrested and will be charged with all kinds of fake charges charges by the very corrupt administration and their mongoose gang police force and their injustice department. But theirs is coming and it will not be fake. Alex Saab has testified against them and many other sealed warrants await them. Right now they are just trying to get the people of Dominica angry to see how much blood shed they can have on the streets on Dominica before they are picked up. But trust their arrest is very very neat

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  23. Beta
    April 24, 2022

    Anybody still in any doubt that we are in a fully fledged dictatorship where the .rime minister uses that so called police force at will to serve his own end? Now is the time to say enough is enough!!!

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    • Gary
      April 25, 2022

      You asked a question and I will answer you. Dominica is not a full dictatorship where the Prime Minister uses the police force at will to serve his own end, and please know this is not based on uncertainty or doubt. You are entitled to your opinion, but not entitled to your perception. https://www.state.gov/reports/2020-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/dominica/ You also need to refresh your mind https://www.nevispages.com/183564-2/

      As to the matter above, there is a procedure as to how a bench warrant is obtained, such warrant is not done on the order of The PM directing the police to arrest Thomson, if you understood such
      procedure you would not ask such a silly question. The enough is enough what Dominicans should be advocating against is MOB RULE, a serious thereat to our democracy when certain people think they can arbitrarily make their own laws to suit their political agenda.

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  24. Trumpet
    April 24, 2022

    DNO when you are reporting get your facts straight. During the live report the reporter said that Dr Thompson Fontaine is representing Dominica in South Sudan. He works in South Sudan but he is NOT representating Dominica there.

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  25. Zandoli
    April 24, 2022

    I don’t know of any democracy in this part of the world where opposition members of parliament have been harassed to such an extent by the police (presumably acting on instructions from the governing party).
    Is this to suggest the opposition party in Dominica is engaged in acts that are deemed illegal more so than anywhere else, or are the police and DLP are looking for any excuse to harass these people?
    Think about it for a minute.

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    • Gary
      April 25, 2022

      This I can tell you about the Country South Sudan that Thomson is working for https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/09/1100932. Let us clear up something, Thomson Fontaine is not a member of Parliament presently. Thomson Fontaine is not being harassed by the Police, presumably acting on instructions from the governing party. Thomson was arrested on a bench warrant issued by a Magistrate, not the governing Party, a bench warrant issued by a Magistrate is not an act of harassment, there is a procedure as to why a bench warrant is issued for a person’s arrest who violates a Court Oder for not appearing in Court to answer charges filed against them. When you adhere to The law, you will not have police looking for you on a bench warrant

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      • April 26, 2022

        Well said, brother.

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 27, 2022

        Garry, you are a traitor, and a deceiver: Let us deal with Sudan in general, if we do we must take the history of the country into consideration!
        Located in Northeastern Africa, Sudan is the largest country in Africa. It is also the tenth largest country in the world based on area.
        Sudan is bordered by nine different countries and it is located along the Red Sea.
        It has a long history of civil wars as well as political and social instability. Most recently, Sudan has been in the news because South Sudan seceded from Sudan on July 9, 2011.

        The elections for secession began on January 9, 2011 and the referendum to secede passed strongly. South Sudan seceded from Sudan because it is mostly Christian and it has been engaged in a civil war with the Muslim North for several decades.
        I notice the web link you provide, selectively show an area, which shows lots of poverty.
        Keep in term secede; the poverty you are blaming on Fountain performance is hypocritical!
        Will cont:

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          April 27, 2022

          Cont:

          Throughout the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s, Sudan underwent several changes in government and suffered from high levels of political instability along with the continuing civil war.
          Beginning in the early 2000’s though, the government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) came up with several agreements that would give South Sudan more autonomy from the rest of the country and put it on a path to becoming independent.

          Note: South Sudan was part of a country with a population of more than forty (40, million people) in such a country where tribes are scatted, one would expect poverty to the extreme, and not as we have in Dominica, with such small population!

          You took time to show the poverty; how come you did not produce a link to Capital City of Khartoum City, which looks better than any city in the Western World including the United States, and Europe!

          How come you did not present a picture of the Blue Nile in Sudan?

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 27, 2022

        Let’s continue traitor deceiver Gary!
        Know what you talking about before you try to belittle Thomson. Note: Egyptian Conquest of the Sudan (1820-1839)– Led by Ali’s son Hussein, Egyptian forces conquered the Sudan, extending Egyptian control along the Red Sea coast, and as far south along the Nile as modern Uganda, then known as Gondokoro.
        Egyptian-Ethiopian War (1875-1877)–Ethiopia retaliated against Egyptian forces attempting to colonize the Red Sea coast. Egypt gave up its attempt to colonize that area. Sudan is involved due to Egyptian control over Sudan

        Sudanese War (1881-1885)–The Sudanese “Mahdi”, a religious leader, began a rebellion against Egyptian control of the Sudan. At this time, Egypt was effectively a protectorate of the British, who sent forces to aid the Egyptians. By 1885, after suffering several bloody defeats, the Anglo-Egyptian forces withdrew from the Sudan.

        Sudanese War (1896-1899)–Following their defeat in the previous Sudan War,…

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          April 27, 2022

          Cont:
          The British, who sent forces to aid the Egyptians. By 1885, after suffering several bloody defeats, the Anglo-Egyptian forces withdrew from the Sudan. Sudanese War (1896-1899)–Following their defeat in the previous Sudan War, Anglo-Egyptian forces returned to the Sudan and defeated the forces of the Mahdi’s successor, known as the Khalifa.

          You know do some research before you talk crap Gary; showing ridiculous photographs of people having chosen to live in the places they chose to live, does not have anything to do with Thomson Fountain!
          You do not know squat about Sudan nor South Sudan.
          Anyway today in a submission I stated Sudan was the largest country in the world: I erred, Russia is actually the largest country in the world.
          Sudan might be the tenth!

  26. Ibo France
    April 23, 2022

    There should be continuous civil disturbances until these bogus and utterly ridiculous charges are withdrawn. There is absolutely no merit in them.

    Let us not forget that Mr. Lennox Linton is still being dragged before the court to face these frivolous and financially draining charges for the last four years.

    Stand up together my people to bring an end to this absurdity or do nothing and be collectively excruciated by this Vladimir Putin Want-To-Be.

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  27. Ibo France
    April 23, 2022

    This what happens when citizens remain silent and indifferent when corrupt politicians and governments trample on your constitutional rights.

    There should be massive protests, the likes of which have never occurred in Dominica. If Dominicans stay quiet and let the most corrupt ‘leader’ in the Caribbean persecute this innocent, law abiding patriot, Skerrit should reign supreme as you deserve him.

    Judas Isaac was similarly charged. He is now the Speaker of parliament appointed by the said administration he purportedly tried to overthrow with a truck of musical instruments. How laughable!

    Many of the media outlets have failed to vehemently condemn this type of persecution and discrimination brazenly practised, for years, by this morally and ethically inept regime. You, these media houses, have contributed to this sorry and putrid state of affairs in Dominica. It’s time to call wrong, wrong, and do something about it. It’s Dr. Fountains today, it may be you tomorrow.

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  28. Kevin
    April 23, 2022

    One day that dictatorship in Dominica will come to an end.After all what Dr Thompson fountaine has achieved in his life he is being treated like a common criminal in his own country by being arrested on trumped up political charges.

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    • mine
      April 25, 2022

      What about the DASS land to the least fortunate.

    • Gary
      April 25, 2022

      Something that never existed, an end cannot be attached to it, you have created something by your perception, meaning Dominica is governed under a dictatorship. Why is a person stature and achievement in life be a consideration for leniency when they violate an order of the Court. Who say Thomson is treated like a common criminal, as to your trumped-up charges, In Dominica a person is innocent on till proven guilty, I’m sure Thomson is looking for the day to have his chance in Court, until them stop making silly comments, let justice take it course.

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  29. April 23, 2022

    When I told Dominicans that Skerrit is behaving just like his partners in Crime Putin and Xi JinPing some DLP “mouton batallie” supporters took me to task; it is becoming more apparent that this nin.com.poop Dr Dr dislikes real PhD’s and will attempt anything to silence them; and all those who oppose him so that the truth will not be told; It’s not going to work. Dr Thompson Fountain is our local Alexei Navalny, and according to “Soul Pus “be not afraid my brother you cannot be bought by unscrupulous politicians, nauff respect.

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    • Gary
      April 25, 2022

      You know what is more apparent, it’s your unsubstantiated beliefs. If you cannot see things for what they are and constantly make assumptions of people as to whom you think The PM friends are is a sign you have nothing sensible to contribute regarding the matter, spewing a silly political narrative. To suggest that The PM dislikes real PhD’s and will attempt anything to silence them, lol how childish you sound, it verifies my point you have nothing sensible to contribute to the matter.

      The Government is not responsible for the predicament of Thomson present situation, it is of his own making, he is just reaping the consequence of the decision he made. Didn’t Linton and the rest showed up in Court on the dates requested by the Court. This violation of the bench warrant by Thomson is not about his innocence or guilt on the charges alleged by The Government, it is about the flagrant manner of Thomson ignoring a Court Order,
      he is not a poster boy of democracy as you want to believe.

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  30. Weh
    April 23, 2022

    I hope the Pm and his wicked government are remembering Daryl Bobbs song because karma is coming for all of them.

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  31. Bwa-Banday
    April 23, 2022

    TIME TO ROLL!!!
    Got me Ukranian Boozii hidden nearby so I can see light if they collaborate with DOMLEC and take light :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: . Hopefully others have theirs because its going to come in handy.

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  32. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    April 23, 2022

    That arrest signifies s another deflection from what the damn thi.. is doing to the people of the country, and land itself!

    So, the people are marching demonstrating their disgust and dissatisfaction with Roosevelt Skerrit; so he sets his dogs: and this term dogs, is in reference to the police, and Roosevelt feces cleaners in the police force.

    As far as I am concern, if there is or was a legal Court “bench warrant for his arrest, the man has been to Dominica in recent months, how come Carbon Blackmoor, and the ddamn puppet Athorn scume of the earth they term Athoney general, if that is the term used in Dominica did not arrest him?

    I am sure by now everyone must have realized that Thomson, can do without working in Dominica, because he is someone that the world seeks his knowledge.

    The suckers in Dominica, thought he was going to fail to help build that new Nation in South Sudan, Africa; he did not he successful!

    Cont:

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 23, 2022

      Roosevelt Skerrit, a lessor human lack intelligence is jealous of Thomson Fountain, hence he seeks to harm and destroy him.

      It’s essential for every Dominica reading this know, that Thomson Fountain did not go to South Sudan, and beg for a job!

      He was called, and offered that Job by the British!
      They would not have done that except if they didn’t know Fountain is of high esteem, if Thomson had failed to function efficiently while employed at the IMF he would no be considered and offered the job.

      When he took the Job, Roosevelt and the dogs, his puppets claimed that Thomson got the job because nobody else wanted it!

      How stupid, are the suckers who claim they are doctor fart like Roosevelt are?

      Thomson has an academically earned Ph. D, Thomson taught economics in a University here in the United States, Roosevelt intelligence cannot come close to people like Athie, and Thomson, it takes no knowledge to be prime minister of a country dealing with ignorant people!

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