PM says no talks of foreign import for police chief position

Daniel Carbon

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit laid to rest any notion that his government has discussed outsourcing the position of police chief to a foreigner when the current Police Chief Daniel Carbon, exits sometime this year.

He was delivering remarks at a press briefing held recently.

“The current police chief I believe, maybe later this year, will proceed on pre-retirement leave,” Mr. Skerrit said. “There has been no discussion on the government standpoint about bringing a person from outside to be the police chief.”

He explained that at the appropriate time, the mechanism within the constitution will be triggered to address the issue of vacancy that will exist in the office of Chief of Police.

Furthermore, the Prime Minister has praised the current police chief for having done a “fantastic job” under very difficult circumstances.

“I must say that Mr. Daniel Carbon has done a fantastic job under very difficult circumstances, with so many natural disasters, a lot of external issues to deal with,” he stated.

According to him, Mr. Carbon has been able to ensure the security of the state during all the demonstrations.

“All things considered I believe he has done a remarkable job in securing the people of Dominica and I believe he must be commended for that,” Mr. Skerrit stated.

Carbon replaced former Chief Cyril Carrette in 2012.

During an interview with Dominica News Online (DNO) in 2012 Carbon described himself as “a well-rounded police officer” who has worked in various departments of the police force.

He has worked in the Criminal Investigations Department (CID); in the out-district police stations of, Marigot, Portsmouth, Grand Bay, as a prosecutor in Roseau courts, in the traffic department, the special branch, and acted as deputy chief.

Carbon told DNO that he wants to ensure that the police force goes in the right direction.

He said even as a young constable his fellow officers and superiors had a lot of confidence in him, advising him to “stay focused” and so he did just that.

“I was nurtured and when I joined the force it was a sharp unit then … I served under various commissioners. Simon Darroux was very instrumental in my career development and also Antoine Defoe who guided me and ensured that I did my work in a very professional manner,” he recalled.

Carbon is married, and considers both St Joseph and Vieille Case his home.

He explained that he was born in St. Joseph but at six months old his mother moved to Vieille Case.

Carbon attended the Portsmouth Secondary School (PSS) and joined the Dominica Police Force in 1985 after graduating.

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  1. Gregory
    June 7, 2023

    Don’t matter who they put ..this people are so dumb..they can’t bring their men together or solicite good pay and treatment for police officers who are beneath them.. this so call police force..lacks professionalism..lack proper leadership..can u imagine..they pay the police officers peanuts and expect them to carry out their functions effectively..I mean these men a.d women are humans too.. they have families .. how u expect a bunch of unhappy policemen who are basically used and abused to perform at their top capacity.. the chief dosnt even care about his men beneath him..unreal

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    • Hello
      June 7, 2023

      I respect your comment, but the police have dug their own pit. Politicians have caused those nobrainers to see a large section of the public as their enemies, because many of them are there because Parl Reps sent them, and they were allowed in. The force lacks effective leadership as well. A leader should not be a puppet!!
      Most of the officers, (men and women), are lazy and illdisciplined, no decorum, no manners. Their toughest job is to be armed with battlefield weapons and cameras when following a handful of elderlies walking Roseau on a Wednesday…A waste of resources!!

  2. People Sevant
    June 7, 2023

    I heard is another Vieille Case man from overseas they bringing to replace Mr. We block road once we will do it again. They need to promote someone from within that knows and understand our culture. We love a fete and we doh want no one coming and lock down our sewo.

  3. MEME
    June 7, 2023

    Just look at three of the faces running things in the CDPF!! This tells the nation how the CDPF has declined into a dysfunctional institution!!! Grovellers to corrupt politicians!

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  4. Sordid
    June 7, 2023

    “He explained that at the appropriate time, the mechanism within the constitution will be triggered to address the issue of vacancy that will exist in the office of Chief of Police.” WOW!!!! So the “Constitution” is now back from hell? Girl, look joke.

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  5. Analyst
    June 6, 2023

    waste of air Daniel Carbon

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  6. Shaka Zulu
    June 6, 2023

    Guy is as dumb as he looks. Any man or woman who get in such a position because of association and not capabilities is simply a servant of the one who granted them that position. Carbon your actions and decisions reflected your capacity and for you to have allowed yourself to be manipulated by politicians even when you had power to be independent by the constitution told me you were nothing but a butt whipping puppet in Garbadin. A perfect example of how to be a chamber maid. They need to make some mini skirt Garbadin and some petticoats for folks like you. As for Corbett!!! He looks like he would bend over take whatever skerrit has to offer from the skills he learned from the bajan pole star. Mrs.

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  7. Bwa-Banday
    June 6, 2023

    Carbon is a stooge of the cabal and hence will go down in history as the worst police commissioner Dca has seen. A commissioner for the cabal and not the people is a nightmare for any population. If only the government had taken the time and investigated all the ALLEGED sexual harassment claims made against him by women officers, the PM would be signing a different song now. But no, they choose not to investigate because it is ALLEGED that others in the cabal were doing the same to government employees and they were scared this would open the flood gates so he got away.

    Sadly, many good officers left the force because of the vindictive attitude of this man. But god is not a bajan police and so I hope he asks some of his accusers for forgiveness before toke -toke toke-bazil come and taken him away. Hopefully he will get to enjoy some of the hush your mouth money ALLEGEDLY slated for him post retirement. Be gone and good riddance. We dont want Corbette or Valarie as replacement!

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  8. me
    June 6, 2023

    Is crix biscuit, cube cheese and a Large Quenchi as a man’s daily meal nourishing?
    I am just asking!!

  9. Skipp
    June 6, 2023

    Carbon did an excellent job???? Skerrit are you delusional? I have a bridge on Layou to sell at a bargain prize + rebate.

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  10. Patriotic Dominican
    June 6, 2023

    Are you serious? 1985, I must know this fellow. I was there during that period in 2C. Our Classroom was part of the Auditorium at the time. Great memories of this beautiful and life changing place, I believe when I first entered there Mr. Bello was Principal and how could I forget the great Donavan Massicot of Paix-Bouche, now Seargent of Police, I am so proud of you Sir, you exemplifies every hard working parents who did everything for you to go to school, I Know first hand because I was there we were best of friends and though your Mom as I understand it was extremely poor and sometimes sick she ensured you made go to school every day, your life story should be a model for the young people of Moore Park, Paix-Bouche and Portsmouth Secondary School. I also believe you should give your life story of that particular time until now, lest we forget. This is why today I am so sad of the things that has happened in Portsmouth and continues to, so many beautiful memories and great people.

  11. Jonathan St Jean
    June 6, 2023

    Adolf Hitler had his generals who supported him during his reign of terror. Field Marshal Eric von Manstein was the one who served him best. The “im-the-people” leader has had Daniel Carbon, as his Eric von Manstein. There hasn’t been more turmoil in the work of the police in Dominica than under Carbon. He started off saying that what happened in the police station in Portsmouth was murder instead of allowing the facts and the law to play out and it was down hill from there on. He saw serving the ruling cabal as his raison d’etre. Blackmore tried to replace him for his incompetence, but he found favor with the “Napoleon” in the Animal Farm of the cabal. Everything has an end and “Squaeler” Carbon will have to end his period of leadership in the police force of Dominica. His sins will live with him as the power which protected him will end. Quo Vadis?

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    • Zara
      June 6, 2023

      Jonathan St Jean there is no reason to compare any body or anything happening in Dominica with Adolf Hitler and his generals, to do so just shows you are an idiot, someone who knows very little history. (You do not have to like Skerrit or the government) but bringing Hitler into the conversation is a disgrace. DNO should cut you off, shame on you.

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  12. JustSaying
    June 6, 2023

    So whats the big deal if the commissioner is a foreigner. Once the person is properly qualified I don’t care. The notion that he/she must be from the ranks of the police force is backward and limiting to the talent pool.

    We celebrate when we see sons and daughters of the soil appointed to top posts in other peoples countries. But when it comes to our homeland we get xenophobic.

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  13. MEME
    June 6, 2023

    This Carbon in the picture, is the man who said that he knew who was being sought re the guns in the BLUE BARREL!! To date, this man (hameless clown), has not returned to us with any information. Could it be that this person is a soldier, a navy seal or a sniper? If the answer is yes, just ask yourselves the tragedy that awaits Dominica…I honestly believe that people who deliberately performed badly in key state positions of employment, should face the court, if future events point to their dereliction of duty when they were actively employed! This present Dominica is awashed with such people!!

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  14. Ibo France
    June 6, 2023

    This deceitful, notorious Liar, Roosevelt, has used words like “fantastic” and “remarkable” to describe Daniel Carbon’s tenure as Chief of Police. This isn’t even remotely true. Daniel Carbon is quite definitely the worst CoP in the history of Dominica, and quite probably in the Caribbean region.

    During his tenure, serious crime has risen out of control:- police brutality has become endemic; unsolved murders and missing person reports have skyrocketed; trust and confidence in law enforcement have dissipated; the police service could only manage to recruit persons of the lowest caliber from society (bumpkins & buffoons).

    If anyone had any doubt why Roosevelt has being branded as one of the world’s most notorious liars, examine the adjectives he used to describe the Caribbean’s most incompetent and shallow Chief of Police.

    With these two pathetic misfits (Roosevelt and CO2) as leaders, this is the real reason why Dominica is languishing in the rear position in the…

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    • June 14, 2023

      He is not carbon dioxide, CO2 but Carbon, C. It shows that you have very little knowledge of Chemistry in High School. You don’t quite know the symbols of all the elements. The symbol for IBO is Ibo which is a stupid and useless element or gas.

  15. MEME
    June 6, 2023

    I thought the embarrassment called Carbon had already left this position. This mas is not just dumb, stupid and politically tainted, but he has obeyed every bad political advice given to him, by political thieves..This is what a country gets when square pegs are placed in round holes. Carbon epitomises that!!! He is handicapped in speech, articulation, fairness, pro activeness, etc, a classic puppet used to achieve political ends. Policing is Dominica is at an all time low, and unless and untill about 5 top political clows in the CDPF are sent home, the police force will continue to degenerate and slide into this abyss, prepared for it by greedy politicians posing as leaders.
    Good Riddance Carbon.
    You have failed your country, because you allowed your own castration!! May your guilty and dark conscience haunt you to the grave!
    Bad Citizen!!!

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