Police satisfied with public adherence to curfew, to remain in effect until May 11th

Superintendent of CID, Davidson Valerie, speaking at Ministry of Health COVID-19 update

Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Superintendent, Davidson Valerie, has expressed satisfaction with the public’s adherence to the curfew order in Dominica.

Valerie said at a press briefing held on Wednesday evening that the curfew has been generally adhered to island-wide. He said for the Easter weekend, in particular, it was noticeably quiet and thanked all citizens and residents of Dominica for their cooperation.

The police superintendent reminded residents that the curfew order continues to be enforced until May 11th 2020.

“No person is allowed to be on the streets on weekdays between the hours of 6:00 pm and 6:00 am without a valid reason or permission from the Commissioner of Police,” Valerie continued. “No persons shall be allowed on the streets on weekends without a valid reason or permission from the Commissioner of Police.”

He said the law makes provision for essential workers to be exempted from the conditions of the curfew.

“All essential workers, at all times, carry personal identification,” Valerie advised. “All non-essential workers are required to seek permission from the Commissioner of Police to be in a public place during the curfew.”

He said applications for permission can now be made online at dominica.gov.dm.

Valerie also reminded the public that all bars will be closed, adding that there shall be no sale or consumption of alcohol in or in the vicinity of any shop, grocery store or supermarket, or in any public place through the period of the curfew order.

Private parties which include any person from outside of the immediate household are also prohibited.

Only ten (10) members of the immediate family of the deceased, one (1) officiant and one (1) essential mortuary staff are permitted to attend a funeral.

Valerie warned that any person who fails to comply with these regulations shall be dealt with according to law.

“The penalty for which will be EC$500 or imprisonment for 12 months,” he stated.

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  1. Lucian
    April 21, 2020

    DNO please clarify the times indicated for the curfew as i believe it should have read,
    “No person is allowed to be on the streets on weekdays within the hours of 6:00pm to 6:00 am without a valid reason or permission from the Commissioner of Police”. According to the article as it stands, it is implying that no person should be out on weekdays.

    ADMIN: Thank you. The article has been corrected.

  2. John Cohen
    April 17, 2020

    I am looking at a funeral in the Catholic Church in Giraudel for Ian Letang. On Emo News, via facebook.
    There are over 100 persons there. The law is being broken.

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    • John Cohen
      April 17, 2020

      The Bishop of Roseau. Obey the law. Help stop the spread of Covid 19.

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  3. Batibou River
    April 17, 2020

    Another one of those illustrious ‘marsmen’ sees fit to address the nation. Last time I heard we are still a Democracy, so sent these funny dressed people back to their barracks. What’s going on in our country??

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    • BMB
      April 17, 2020

      It’s so childish. This is NOT the official wear of ANY police force except the Military Police. Since we have no military here in Dominica it’s pointless. To me, it’s an adult form of high school “come-as-you-like”. Like children these so-called law men/women love situations such as these for them to play “dress-up”. I’ve seen grown A-double-S male officers with home-made face masks made of the same camouflage material. Do the even realize the outside world are seeing pictures of them? Dotish set of fellas…. !

  4. Annon
    April 16, 2020

    Since when do you shut down the world for a virus or anything else? This is a psychological conditioning by the elite to bring in AI and destroy humanity. Get used to being imprisoned in your homes. Unite people and see it for what it really is. Staying 6 ft. apart is not going to ever protect you from a contagious virus. Wake up. This is the police state.

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    • Lucy
      April 16, 2020

      So go outside during those times if is tehbeh u tehbeh.. Y’all hate rules and regulations and always have an excuse why u should not adhere..

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    • Bwa-Banday
      April 16, 2020

      What a bunch of hogwash. What police state? Well go outside nuuh? When you all should obey regulations you find every reason not to but when is time to stand and fight for what is right all always have some nonsense conspiracy theory. Go outside and play heavy for Valarie and Corbette to hang-sprang you by your lap-bonda. You ever take a close look at the size of Corbette hands? Them things can cover a whole football field so go mess with him :mrgreen: .

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