France discusses extradition treaty with Dominica amidst violence in Guadeloupe

Cazeneuve has ended a three-day visit to Guadeloupe
Cazeneuve has ended a three-day visit to Guadeloupe

French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, has announced that discussions are ongoing with the authorities in Dominica towards signing an extradition treaty between the island and France.

Cazeneuve, who ended a three-day visit to Guadeloupe said Dominicans and persons of other nationalities who commit crimes in Guadeloupe should not be able to escape French justice by fleeing to their country to seek refuge, but should be repatriated to France to face the justice system.

The Prefet of Guadeloupe, Jacques Billiant is the one in charge of the discussions on behalf of the French government.

Cazeneuve Guadeloupe visited Guadeloupe upon the invitation of the President of the Regional Council, Ary Chalus.

The visit to the island was requested amidst the rise in crime and armed robbery affecting the island, making it one of the most violent departments in France.

The Interior Minister arrived on the evening of Friday, September 30th and left Monday, October 3.

Some of the highlights of the visit included him stating that his visit was to show support for the law officers of the island.

Cazeneuve said that 158 additional Police and Gendarmes will be sent to the department to boost the insufficient law officers who have been complaining for some years now of a shortage in manpower and equipment.

The Minister visited a number of Police and Gendarmes headquarters on the island. He also visited the family of Yohanne Equinoxe, the teen who was killed by another teen, who was born in Dominica, a few weeks ago for his cell phone.

Some of the equipment promised to the Police and Gendarmes are Bullet-proof vests, crash helmets and 11 new vehicles.

Cazeneuve also proposed to explore the possibility of installing video surveillance cameras in every Commune in Guadeloupe.

Since the beginning of the year, 29 persons have been killed violently, the latest one, a 17-year-old who was killed by a bullet in the head early Sunday morning at a birthday party in Basseterre.

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  1. Jeremy De la Roche
    October 12, 2016

    Yes, let’s get the Extradition Treaty signed so that we can demand that the crooked French export the French government criminals that stole land from the Caribs in the Treaty of Aix La Chappelle and are still refusing to make good.

    These French crooks own our people money, let’s get them to pay us off.

  2. Darkone
    October 4, 2016

    They coming for Allu all under Allu mother bed. Think France easy. Do the crime pay the time

  3. Shocked
    October 4, 2016

    The seventeen year old was an idiot playing with a gun at a party who accidentally blew his own brains out…

    • October 5, 2016

      If this was the case where is the gun ;it was never found ,can dead people hide their own gun..

  4. October 4, 2016

    I remember a few years ago lots of Dominicans\’ was kill in the French island I I remember clearly a young Dominican lady was hatch to death in Guadalupe what became of it, nothing so what are they crying they are get their just pay and lost of Dominican really doing to much they should be both jail in French and Dominica

    October 4, 2016

    I most say that mr.. Frenchman read my comments… I said so many time. let them pay

    October 3, 2016

    Some people are career criminals. DA needs to do a better job of screening those people coming into the country.
    If the French government wants better enforcement along with cooperation, they need to do the right thing and provide Dominica with the coast guard patrol boats to patrol our own waters. As a wealthy country its the least they can do to help protect their province and our country.

    There are also others that are young and stupid, these things go hand in hand. You don’t realize you’re young & stupid till you get older and look back at your actions and what people warned you about, by then its too late.

    • jam
      October 4, 2016

      what jab patrol boat… we need our weed to pass dread…. the extradition is alright no need for more boats dude relax…. ordinary man tryna make a living boss… take it easy… them gangstas that robbing ordinary citizen to worry bout, not ganja farmers…..

    • 1979 is now #stop the fliping hypocrisy!!
      October 4, 2016

      boy wht i would say there on DNO yer……france is our MOTHER and FATHER???????????… GOD!! I wouldn’t want to be your neighbour ner every blasted thing u missing at your home you would be knocking on someone else door….TAKE FLLIIIPPPIINNNGGG RESPONSIBILITY DOMINICANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! all how we need to improve something in dominica alu MOD%%$$%^%%$ looking for a HANDOUT!!!

    • 1979 is now #stop the fliping hypocrisy!!
      October 4, 2016


      and the behaviour of some of our children demonstrates that CLEARLY….

      point in case!!

    • October 5, 2016

      The is something which makes it worse,certain police officer accept cash to give criminals clean police records to go overseas to do more crimes …

  7. Tell the Truth
    October 3, 2016

    Do not expect the French authorities to be pleased with increased crimes in Guadeloupe. When teenagers commit crimes and other teenagers are affected it becomes worst. It is time for the French to take a stand.
    Do you recall a teenager, born in Guadeloupe of D/can parents was in D/ca and was viciously murdered last year? It was stated he committed crimes in Guadeloupe.
    When they commit crimes in Guadeloupe and return to D/ca it will be to D/ca’s disadvantage. They will continue to commit crimes in D/ca.
    If the D/can government is aware that they committed crimes in Guadeloupe, they should be extradited to Guadeloupe to face the Law. Why should they not be returned to Guadeloupe? Consider, after they serve their sentence, they will be deported back to D/ca.
    Both countries will benefit from this extradition. It may curb crimes in both countries.

  8. October 3, 2016

    With our long standing relationship with the french, that treaty is long overdue

  9. Discombobulated
    October 3, 2016

    Extradite them self! That’s the only way to stop the violence. If they have no refuge in dca or Guadeloupe then they will think twice. Dominicans need to behave when in people’s country. The French seldom commit crimes here. These boys too wicked. Killing is like nothing to them

  10. Hamil
    October 3, 2016

    I agree send them to get what they deserve,these monsters. Dominica laws are a joke.

  11. Silver fox
    October 3, 2016

    Take your time Mr Skerrit, don’t let the French, push you to sign any documents, when at any time the French try to bully the UK, Britain would just stick two fingers at them,will the french extradite their setizens criminals to stand court trials in Dominica ?

    • 1979 is now #stop the fliping hypocrisy!!
      October 3, 2016

      my boy if is ONE TIME I agree with the PM is on this one….sign it and sign it fast…..Dominica is becoming a hideout for all kinds of EFFING MODAARAHHHH…. send them to face the flipping music…..JAIL NICE!!

    • Recess Graduate
      October 3, 2016

      @Silver Fox
      I have no idea why you think the relation between France and Britain needs to enter this conversation. Maybe you should stick your two fingers up where the sun don’t shine and try massaging your brain a bit.

      • Silver fox
        October 4, 2016

        RECESS, silver fox was just asking if the extradition will be a two way thing and just a one way in France favour, learn to read between the lines ahole. :-P

  12. silentoney2k
    October 3, 2016

    I agree send them back to face justice for their crimes. Some of them escape and threaten people by saying how much crime the commit in gwada etc. And the same goes for french national who commit crimes here to send them down to face the law.

  13. October 3, 2016

    How many Dominicans committ vicious crimes like that in Guadeloupe. People spoil it for others. But wajt for it your bad habits follow you all over the world, soon no other Dominicans will be able to move to the french islands allyou digging your own pits, but you know what do what you guys are best at blame the govetnment.

  14. Kelly
    October 3, 2016

    didn’t surprise me at all, the french are much more tougher than ever due to the wake of terrorist incident in their mainland…

    so the pressure will be place on Dominica even more.the french has issue with the aggressive selling of Dominica’s passports as the terror groups have a desire to hit at the french wherever they can.

    but it’s dominica they will continue to sleep and have a juvenile play games with their governance at all levels, dominica is at it’s lowest point since gaining independence..

    dominicans really don’t care about issues on the island, if they cared their island would not be labelled as the poorest and slowest economy in the region.

    dominicans are no good people they eat their own bro and sis raw, they are worthless and can’t be trusted at no levels……

    • 767king
      October 3, 2016

      This is pure paranoia..

    • Sixth nine
      October 3, 2016

      Kelly,It looks like you have verbal diarrhea my man, Whomever you are try seeking help quickly because you are senile.

    • Tell the Truth
      October 3, 2016

      You made a few good points but to generalize all Dominicans is unfair. You should know that not all Dominicans are the same. Therefore, retract your words about “all Dominicans.”
      If you are a Dominican you categorize yourself among them. Thousands cannot be wrong and you alone are correct.

  15. jam
    October 3, 2016

    Good but it cannot be a one way street. French come to dominica and escape to their land, after committing crimes also. Our inept police force, released french citizens who were ‘questionable’ characters, in the disappearance of some youths from Yampiece, Tarish area. How quick we forgot, the parents of these young men, have no idea what happened, but can only accept the worse right now.

    • What is the purpose of an extradition treaty?

      The same purpose it will serve Guadeloupe, it is the same purpose it will serve Dominica!

      If someone from Guadeloupe goes to Dominica and commit a crime, and fled the country back to Guadeloupe; the government of Dominica will have the same opportunity to demand the extradition of the culprit from Guadeloupe, back to Dominica to face trial!

      • Sixth nine
        October 3, 2016

        Francisco, Why is it the US never extradite its citizens to any other country to face a crime trial of any kind.

      • They do, only there are not many cases we know of, nevertheless, I know of one case where someone was extradited to Israel; story to long to convey, but it had to do with some war crimes, during Hitler’s day!

    • fun&frolic
      October 3, 2016

      The reason the French were able to escape Dominican justice is because we don’t currently have an extradition treaty with the French government. An extradition treaty creates reciprocity between the two nations with regard to sending their citizens to each other’s country to face justice. I did not hear Skerrit express the need for an extradition treaty when the French citizens escaped from Dominica. So that begs you to question who values the well being of their citizens more – the French government or the Dominican government.

      • jam
        October 4, 2016

        @Fun…. Interesting Observation made….. Francisco I understand that, but my concern is our lack of bureaucracy or it’s short comings, and lack of resources to pursue a case and conviction. That would cause the french to give up a citizen to us. Remember you don’t have to honor it, if you feel the evidence is lacking.

  16. Bumbble Lee
    October 3, 2016

    Oui Monsieur Cazeneuve. et vise-versa.

    • Tell the Truth
      October 3, 2016

      vice-versa :lol:

      • Bumbble Lee
        October 4, 2016

        What the ever it be. You get de drift? Moweng :twisted:

      • Bumbble Lee
        October 4, 2016

        Is “vise-versa” French? :lol:

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