No word from PM on police commissioner – John

Opposition Leader Hector John

Opposition leader Hector John said he has not heard from Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit concerning the appointment of a Police Commissioner for Dominica.

Daniel Carbon’s tenure as acting police commissioner ended on September 30 and John said he has not heard anything from the Prime Minister concerning the appointment of Carbon or of any one else to the post.

  1. The Dominica Constitution requires that the Prime Minister must consult with the Leader of the Opposition when appointing a new police commissioner.
  2. Section 92 (2) of the constitution states “The The power to appoint a person to hold or act in the office of Chief of Police or Deputy Chief of Police and, subject to the provisions of section 93 of this Constitution, the power to remove the Chief of Police or Deputy Chief of Police from office shall vest in the President, acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister, given after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition and the Police Service Commission.”
  3. “This is a continuation of the disrespect of the constitution because the acting commissioner was put to act for three months up to 30th September and there was no consultation,” John told DNO.

He continued, ““I have not heard from the prime minister, no law not even the constitution syndrome continues … total disrespect for the constitution of Dominica by Prime Minister Skerrit.”

Carbon was appointed to replace Cyrille Carrette on July 7 for three months until a more permanent candidate was found for the post.

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    October 2, 2012

    Is Hector saying that he had no idea that Mr Carbon was going to act as Commissoner for a while?

    When he says Consultation – by Dominican terms, what does that mean? Did he ever had a “discussion” with the pm regarding this issue? A letter asking for an opinion?

    I’m curious about that part – becasue the last failure on consultation showed that Hector was a liar – because he did “consult” with the pm – he just didn’t like the fact that the pm never takes his suggestions with any importance

  2. Inform Yourself
    October 2, 2012

    For your Information..

    After the Opposition went back to Parliament in February of this year, The Public Accounts Committee under the Chairmanship of Hector John met about 5 times before the end of the Fiscal year(June 30). I stand to be corrected, but no other committee met. Even the Speaker tried to prevent the Committee from holding their meetings in Public. This issue was in the news.

    The Prime Minister continues to disrespect the Constitution and some of you want to blame Hector John for informing the Public. This is beyond ridiculous. Roosevelt Skerrit is the one that continues to violate the Laws of the land on a regular basis and you all taking this for a joke. So of you live in US and know how to respect the US constitution, but finding fault with the Leader of the Opposition standing on the side of OUR Constitution. This is mind-boggling. I hope you all understand what you have created in this country.

    This sick state of mind of unethical compromise will be the root of our deserving consequence.

    In this Independence season, I pray that true patriotism will guide my countrymen to help protect our Country and its constitution. May God richly Bless our Land.

    • "O" STRESS!
      October 2, 2012

      Tell me something I do not know. Been there done that. You like the others do not understand and will never understand that not only the Constitution is being disrespected { according to you”} but MR John is not being respected. That I will agree 100% but wait! Mr John and his band of stay outside of the people`s house and just blow hot air, will not and does not deserve respect, simply because if the Dominican people agrees as you seems to indicate. We live in a country the last I check where we elect persons to Government to do the people`s business, and if that is not being done or cannot be done “WE” the people have a right to vote them out! not the other way around!” But right now the “PM’ is taking advantage of those J>>>>kers till he sees and knows that they are serious and the people are fed up, till that happens, everything will continue to be inside out and upside Down” And if I did not know better I would not be saying I told you so. I rest my case.

      • Jezzzz
        October 2, 2012

        O Stress,

        Your inability to comprehend basic english is a clear manifestation of your utterances

  3. Loony
    October 2, 2012

    I’m yawning John try again.

  4. flower
    October 2, 2012

    What I would like the opposition to say, is how can they help develop Dominica, What about the hospital, More parking in Roseau. (Who cares about police). We need you all to make noise on getting a new hospital and get it now.

      October 2, 2012

      @ flower Who care about the police? are you also saying WHO CARES ABOUT THE COUNTRY? seriously you are extremely stupid! you need some grade K classes

    • ?????????
      October 2, 2012

      I care about the police because my family lives in that country/island. The police is there to protect it’s citizen. Some of them are not doing their jobs but we still need them.

  5. D/ca
    October 2, 2012

    Thanks DNO for failing to post my comments

  6. Morihei Ueshiba
    October 2, 2012


    October 2, 2012


  8. Philip
    October 2, 2012

    If John say is three months an it was on the 7 ofjuly the three months will be up the 7 of October come on Jhon u cant count Sir

    • Met Yo
      October 2, 2012

      “Acting Police Chief Mr. Daniel Carbon has been appointed to continue to act in the office of Chief of Police of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police effective October 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012,” a release from the police department said on Tuesday.

      Pram pram pram, how foolish do you real now? LOL

  9. lisad
    October 1, 2012

    If there is ever time when Dominicans learn about constitution , it is now. Couple of years ago many Dominicans did not even know the word constitution much less what it entailed. All of a sudden, everybody is reading the constitution…. This is very good. Our eyes are open and we are not as ignorant as we used to be. Thanks to our politicians

  10. Met Yo
    October 1, 2012

    I waiting for them monkey comments. 2 so far since 2pm. They asleep man? lol

    • No Name No Warrant
      October 2, 2012

      The Monkeys are in Giraudel

  11. no name
    October 1, 2012

    politics killing our country.. fed up with it

  12. Not a herd follower
    October 1, 2012

    For the ignorant and politically partisan people out there, it’s not about Hector John or Edison James or the UWP or ”them fellas”. It’s about the observance of the Constitution. Are we govern by rules? Are we mature as a nation?

  13. Crimson Crackers
    October 1, 2012

    The pm is suffering from permanent concussion, so you will always be faced with his problems. He fell of his bed after he had too much bois bande rum. He should have waited half an hour before activity, but the man man only waited 1 minute. E soeuf.

  14. Peace
    October 1, 2012

    My advice to the PM is to take his time, the opposition like to rush and blame too much. LAY OFF the pm back.

  15. Looking in
    October 1, 2012

    Every time i read any material concerning the disrespect the PM have for our Constitution, it leaves an ole taste in my mouth. It seems that PM is untouchable papa….just a damn shame the way the outside world looking at us.

    • Anonymous
      October 2, 2012

      @ looking in brush your teeth,wash your mouth out thats why u have an ole taste in it.Leave the man alone if he rush and put a tebeh in there is licks on him.

      • Looking in
        October 2, 2012

        Ya I know, but time will tell when people like you start to feel d squeeze. As usual, continue to miss the point.

    • Peace
      October 2, 2012

      Good things comes to those who wait. The good book admonishes us to wait and we wanna rush everything. The Opposition fail to wait and represent their people so theyll keep on loosing

    • Anonymous
      October 3, 2012

      looking boss so long u guys been singing the same old song time will tell i wonder when that time will be?when he out of office?b4 u guys try to find a way to try to prop up the man to help the island is always down troding,the guy will be there for the next 20yrs.Now take that in your pipe and smoke it.

  16. Well Lookit
    October 1, 2012

    Consult you for what nuh? You are a big Joker.The Prime Minister consulted you on the President,you did not agree
    with his choice,you said you had your own,then all of a sudden you cry fowl.A set of big jokers.

    October 1, 2012

    forget about hector john and lets focus onour country dominicans please tel skerrit to do things right

  18. shortboy
    October 1, 2012


  19. james
    October 1, 2012

    Who to write to,John or James.Hector please.

  20. Anonymous
    October 1, 2012


  21. Shameless
    October 1, 2012

    Well Hector, you said it right. The constitution means nothing to Roosevelt and the hijacking gang so unless ALL the stake holders in the opposition, unions, churches, DAIC and Bar Association come together in a mass demonstration that also includes school children nothing will change. But you are doing fine keeping the pressah up so all can see because there is a saying that; “He who laughs last, laughs the best”.

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  22. new york
    October 1, 2012

    dude stop being a cry baby u really acting on me now dude cry baby

  23. Doc.Love
    October 1, 2012

    Why does Mr. James,Mr.John and the rest of the UWP supporters afraid to put boots on the ground.As long as you guys decide to hide the boots in your drawing rooms, Skerrit will continue to make fools of you.

    • Observer
      October 2, 2012

      Are you serious about Mr. James not wanting to put boots on the ground? Judging from the many times he has requested boots on the ground it is strange that someone would say he does not want to put boots on the ground.

      The truth is though. the people of Dominica are not interested in following Mr. James or Lennox or Spaggs. What is worst is that Mr. James et al does not even recognize such a simple fact. That is the truth. They keep hoping, seemingly against all hope, that one day “canka day” they will get some boots

    • October 2, 2012

      What we people fail to understand is that Skerrit is not making a fool of Mr. James or Mr. John. He is making a FOOL of all DOMINICANS.

  24. Observer
    October 1, 2012

    What a Leader of Opposition. It would seem that the “consultation” among his many fucntions as Leader of the Opposition is all Spaggs is interested in. What about his functions as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. When was the last time he convened a meeting. The last time we heard about that committee was afew weeks ago when there was talk about a public hearing. Is Spaggs saying that unless the sessions are held in public then he cannot call for a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee to review the country’s finances.

    Spaggs get serious and be your own man. Stop prostituting, as it were, your young politcal career.You are either Leader of the Opposition with its myriad of functions or you are not. Consultation for important appointments is not your only function. Get real Sir,or leave the man’s party for him.

    October 1, 2012


  26. ani
    October 1, 2012

    Did he just remember? He was silenced from commenting on President, now given a chance to reappear. Sad state of affairs.

  27. rosie
    October 1, 2012

    but we living in a autocratic state so you will not have nofing much to say, hold alu hand so, what goes up must come down, dando dando, tanto tanto

  28. No Name No Warrant
    October 1, 2012

    DNO why you have to make us laugh at Sprags all the time like that…Sprags the man is acting commissioner, whats the big deal?

    • Met Yo
      October 2, 2012

      Spags have a salary and his own home he build. :)

  29. look story
    October 1, 2012

    Hector, you, eddison and lennox call for a public meeting infront of the Police Headquarters to discuss your matter. lol

    • NOT CB BOS
      October 1, 2012

      Yeah let them come and you’ll see what they will get.

      A public beating!

    • No Name No Warrant
      October 2, 2012

      LOL…Nice one

    • October 3, 2012

      When will you people get it, or why do you think this is Hector, Eddison, and Lennox matter. It is Dominica’s matter. Remember Martin Luther King, he took black people matter with a few good men and made changes…

  30. Police
    October 1, 2012

    Hobbs Jno.Baptiste is the most suited man for the job as Commissioner of Police in Dominica.
    He is not a loud mouth as Carrete was , but he does not say all the folish things that we have heard in the past years.
    Carbon is too young and inexperienced. There is a seniority precedence that most be followed in important positions such as this one.

  31. Ministry
    October 1, 2012

    This is not just about Hector John and the opposition. This is about the whole of Dominica and the lack of respect Skerrit has for it’s people.
    Why can’t the DLP Pal Reps come out and tell Skerrit, that is either he start doing things as stated by the constitution or else you all will come togehter and oppose him through a signed petition.
    Let him know that he needs you all more than all you need him.
    If these simple appointments can’t be done transparently, well only God knows what else is being done under the table.
    My people, it is time we let the leaders follow us!

  32. "O" STRESS!
    October 1, 2012

    I am laughing my A??? off, at the manner our “PM” is toying with you all in the so called opposition party. MR John you are beating your own drum just weeks ago the “PM’ gave you a bone,RE: the appointment of our president. Mr Williams. You acted like every thing was fine but it turned out after the official announcement, You started crying foul. Do you expect any change this time around? smh” MR John if you all in the opposition want people to take you all serious, go do the people work as a real opposition,is only then our PM” will take you guys serious. You read it first on D.N.O. MR Carbon will either be made to continue to act as Comm:of police or he will be confirmed as Commissioner. Stay tuned.

    • Anonymous
      October 1, 2012

      Thats you comment in support of the PM and his total disrespect to the constitution? Dominica has lost its mind….

    • princess Osanna
      October 1, 2012

      Who willed Dominica to Skerrit?why doesn’t he follow the laws of the country?
      It is time that Dominicans learn to speak out and stand up for what is right. It is not about party. It is going according to the laws.
      Dominicans wake up before it is too late.
      Mr Skerrit, do what is right. Be a leader by setting the example.

    • Not a herd follower
      October 1, 2012

      You take the non-observance of the requirement sof the Constitution as a joke? You belong to the field where the chews.

    • NOT CB BOS
      October 1, 2012

      “O” STRESS! boy you have jokes. You say the PM gave de man a bone.

    • Papa Dom
      October 2, 2012

      “MR John if you all in the opposition want people to take you all serious, go do the people work as a real opposition,is only then our PM” will take you guys serious” and what is that work they are supposed to do? please enlighten us. The courts have rulled that consultation must be real, not some sham but I guess with this un-constitutionally oppointed presidnt we shouldn’t expect any thing other than what skerritt does is right.

    • "O" STRESS!
      October 2, 2012

      NEED I SAY MORE? I TOLD YOU SO! Consider this, true Democracy, is being observed on D.N.O. Or else those who disagree would be made to pay for being Duminicans” I am working for free therefor let me again post on D.N.O. on this matter, unless something drastic happens between this extended acting position. Which I must educated some of you out there it`s not by accident that Holly Wood has come to Dominica,cause it places the onus on the person who is made to act in his or her position a mere “PUPPET” OR A YES”MAN/Woman it`s a psychological strong hold on that individual. Knowing that to keep his job he must sing for his supper. I wish I could sugar coat my opinion but no way I say it like I see it. So people the more thing change the more it stays the same and sadly come December 31st 2012 not much will change except to know that MR CARBON WILL BE OUR NEXT COMM: OF POLICE!!! Sorry! FEEL free and sound off. I AM loving this.

  33. and?
    October 1, 2012

    y bother

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