UPDATE: Brief resolution reached in Grand Bay Catholic protest

Placard bearing Grand Bay catholic outside the church
Placard bearing Grand Bay catholic outside the church

After over two hours of dialogue and negotiation between Bishop Gabriel Malzaire and church leaders at the Grand Bay Presbytery, a brief resolution has been reached in a matter involving accused priest, Fr. Reginald Lafleur.

“It was long and they have come with no evidence but the Bishop has agreed that the investigations needed another month,” Edward Registe and Amour Thomas, two of the persons who met with the bishop, explained.

They said a board appointed appointed by  Bishop Malzaire has been investigating the matter since January this year but he has refused to reveal he names of the members of that board.

The church leaders were also concerned that while Fr. Lafleur was officially asked to go on administrative leave from June 8, the letter did not indicate for how long.

They said it was agreed that Fr. Lafleur would return to the St. Patrick’s parish in Grand Bay either “before month end or thereafter” but he won’t be removed from the parish.

But that did not go down well with the crowd  of protesters who shouted “we want Fr Reggie back now.”

Others vowed to “keep the church doors closed” until Fr. Lafleur returns.

Both Thomas and Registe begged the crowd for tolerance in the matter but claimed Fr. Lafleur is innocent.

“Fr. Reggie is innocent and his name will be cleared and he will be back with us…let us continue to offer up our prayers for him,” Registe said

It was also agreed that the business of the parish will be run by the parish church committee while Fr. Lafleur is out of the parish.

On Sunday morning, Catholics in  Grand Bay gathered outside the parish church in solidarity with Fr. Lafleur. They did not participate in the 7:00 a.m. mass which was celebrated by Bishop Malzaire.

The Grand Bay residents at a meeting on Friday evening, had threatened to take  action to protest a decision by the bishop to send Fr. Lafleur, on administrative leave.

Bishop Malzaire took the action after a woman, who is referred to as ‘Jane Doe’ in correspondence obtained by DNO,  wrote to him alleging that she was the victim of abuse by the priest 19 years ago while he served in Portsmouth.

As a result, Bishop Malzaire sent the woman to Trinidad & Tobago for  therapy.

Several members of the Catholic church in Grand Bay on Friday vowed to stand in solidarity with their parish priest.

The Bishop showed up to celebrate the 7:00 a.m. mass telling the handful of people who were inside the church building, ”People I am ready to celebrate mass after which I shall issue a statement.”

It is reported that the bishop had to be escorted to the presbytery for the meeting with the local church leaders.

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Protesting Grand Bay Catholics outside their church on Sunday
Protesting Grand Bay Catholics outside their church on Sunday

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452 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    June 19, 2013

    It breaks my heart to see such hurtful comments about an alleged child sex abuse victim.

    Please do some research. Even Catholic officials admit very few such allegations prove to be false. And most child sex abuse victims cannot report promptly.

    Publicly rallying around alleged criminals is wrong. It scares victims of other crimes into staying silent.

    If you want to support this priest, please do so privately, so others who suffer in silence won’t be re-victimized.

    David Clohessy of St. Louis MO, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

  2. June 18, 2013

    If you have been abused or have reasonable suspicion that a child is being abused then you must report it to the police.
    Tens of thousands of survivors of child sex abuse by priests are fighting back in the US, Australia, Belgium, Germany and Ireland. Grand juries and national committees of investigation have found widespread clergy sex crimes against children. Hundreds of catholic bishops have been complicit in the coverup of these sex crimes.
    In the US there is an organization, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests — SNAP that brings survivors together for common support. See: http://www.SNAPnetwork.org
    Victims of child sex crimes by priests, you are not alone.

  3. June 15, 2013

    Father give her communion do not stop let it twanglay her

  4. June 15, 2013

    Father

  5. June 15, 2013

    She wrote on her letter she needs money.Not my collection money she getting.

  6. Its Me
    June 15, 2013

    I got here late…. but from what I read, I am just so disappointed by the irrelevant mixing of issues: morality, North and South partisan politics, psychology, religion and spirituality…… it would be nice to keep this issue in perspective.
    But we are so quick to judge. Judge Fr. Reggie, judge the young woman, judge Grand-Bay ppl, judge the bishop! Eh ben! What we fail to realize is that all of this judgments do not make one right and the other wrong. We are to wait for the results of the investigation. When that is made public, if it is, many persons might be too embarrassed to post.
    It is true that people stand up for what they believe and Grand-Bay people are no exception. So are all the people who have posted their views in this forum. Man is man and there will be bias. Whether one is inclined to support the young lady or the priest, it is his/her democratic right! Whether the next person thinks their perspective moral, immoral or ignorance driven, it is the right of the people. That is the beauty of democracy- all views contend. As prudence would have it, I would not be too quick to make statements about something that I have not complete information that allows for the kind of judgments that are posted.
    If the investigation has been going on for a while and the young woman was sent for therapy and the bishop was willing to reinstate the priest, I do not think the decision of the bishop was merely because of the protest action of the people of Grand-Bay. Maybe there is more to this than we are aware. If there is conclusive evidence that the priest is guilty, the protest action alone, in my humble opinion, would not allow the bishop to take that decision. So judging the bishop too, might not be the best thing. But as I said, the people have a right to their opinion. I love democracy! Lets be patient and wait for the findings.

  7. Justice and Truth
    June 13, 2013

    DNO:

    Your Website may need to be upgraded so that it quickly accepts the numerous comments for specifically “some hot debates” as this one. Whenever there are many comments, it is extremely slow.
    You could post this as a commentary. We expect that you will post a follow-up of this situation.
    DNO you have opened a big can of worms which served no useful purpose. I have noted that we reside in a scandalous era with everything and everyone’s personal business exposed for all to hear and read. This is the price we pay for this so-called modern-day era with Internet of all. There are some questions, unanswered ones and follow-up that the Media owes to the public, when it broadcast, post and print certain news information. Prior to posting, the Media is fully aware of its obligation and that it must ensure the information is factual specifically where it concerns the good name and reputation of those people concerned. In certain cases the public deserves an apology for posting what which is not factual and/or never occurred.
    Whether the Media has a job to do, it should ensure that what is posted/printed is correct and never unduly scandalize people’s names. After all, how would you like your business, your name and that of your family to be scandalized?
    The Golden Rule: Matthew 7:12 – Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the law and the prophets. The Word of the Lord.
    As a concerned Catholic Christian, this should be clarified. The information I read on your Website and as I have stated, I have previously stated on this Website, Fr. Lafleur’s name was mentioned in an alleged sexual abuse – not yet presumed and confirmed – was posted on your Website. He was not arrested, charged and convicted yet you posted this information. The woman’s name was not posted. We do not know who she is and whether her convictions of him were in fact true. This is unfair to Fr. Lafleur.
    The woman stated that she was sexually abused by Father Lafleur 19-21 years ago. It is surprising and even shocking that today she would reveal this and to the Media. Throughout those years, I am speculating she has lived a life, probably married or not with children and who knows, she may have renounced her Catholic Faith as some have done and decided to reveal this situation.
    If she got help from the Church, was sent to Trinidad for medical care after 19-21, why is this being posted on your Website? What are your intentions of posting it? Surely, it did not orginate from Bishop Malzaire who gave you the permission to do so. You must have got the information from her who went directly to you and you decided to post it on your Website.
    Do you think this was correct to do? I do believe that information is a malicious attack on the Catholic Church and the priest. his has caused, the Dominican enemies of the Catholic Church to have a field day, generalizing and accusing all priests of this offence when they, themselves are not perfect as God sees their offences especially done in the privacy of their homes. The majority of them, at least, do not know the woman and have yet to hear her side of the story including that of Fr. Lafleur. It is my feeling that you have done a grave injustice to the Catholic Church and to Fr. Lafleur.
    The Media as yours report the news with names of the perpetrator(s) only if it can confirm that what was reported is actually true. If the information is not true, the Media concerned stands a good chance of being sued for posting it and for defamation of character.
    Obviously, I consider this woman as others are trying to extort an exorbitant sum of money from the Catholic Church. No doubt, she has seen this played out on the US TV of all and she wants her share of the money from the Catholic Church. Why did she wait so long to come forth?
    In June Bishop Malzaire found it necessary to relieve Father Lafleur from his priestly duties. This prompted Grand Bay Catholics to stage a demonstration to object Bishop Malzaire’s decision and want him reinstated. They love their priest and they want him back. Obviously, during those years of his priestly duties in various parishes, no other person came forth and accused him of such an offence. On the contrary, as I have read on your Website, many are in favor of Fr. Lafleur and are praising him for the good work he has done in their parishes. He is a well-loved Priest.
    Catholic members were not informed as to the exact reason why this woman came forth after 19-21 years. We find something remiss here and it is fishy which are grounds for suspicion. If per chance her story is true, did she approach the priest for financial help (or did she not)? Did she threaten him to go public, if he did not comply? Especially Dominican Catholic residents, they need an explanation for this occurrence and your posting it on your Website.
    You had no qualms about posting this information about Father Lafleur which produced many comments, pro and con and enticed its enemies to lambaste the Catholic Church and him. People as Ben Hayes who says he is a doctor, called Fr. Lafleur a rogue as if he is a thief. Ben Hayes is not an intelligent man. If he were smart he would ensure that what was stated is correct prior to insulting the Priest. God is good!
    I am wondering how did you get this information about Fr. Lafleur? From whom it originated and why you found it necessary to post it? Were you authorized to post it? What were your intentions of posting it?
    The woman complained about Father Lafleur “to whom?” I do not think that Bishop Malzaire would have given you this information and to post it on your Website. Would he? This has led to scandalize and debase the Catholic Church, Its Hierarchy and Father Lafleur.
    It was stated on your Website that the woman complained in January and that Bishop Malzaire sent her to Trinidad for medical care. After 19-21 years and her, having lived a lifestyle. What type of lifestyle has she been living since to today to warrant her wanting medical care? Catholics were not informed about it then until this month, June.
    You have posted the name of the Priest. You have not posted the name of the woman who is not a minor. She is an adult. Why did you feel that you should withhold her name while Fr. Lafleur’s name is posted and scandalized on your Website?
    It is obvious that genuine practicing Catholics have a right to know how you obtained this information and why you posted it on your Website.
    Primarily, this is a Church matter and not a secular Media matter which should hae been posted unless approved by all parties concerned commencing with Bishop Malzaire and Father Lafleur.
    I do believe that Pope Francis should be notified about this. After all, he is the Pope, the Head and Leader of the Universal Catholic Church.
    I also believe that DNO you should be charged for posting defamatory information pertaining to Fr. Lafleur. You have done the Catholic Church and Fr. Lafleur much harm.
    You are careful not to post names of people whom you are aware who commit crimes prior to their arrest of all. Why then did you feel it necessary to print this information on Fr. Lafleur?
    God has seen your act and all the insults and derogatory information spewed against His Church and His priest. He has taken note of all of them and all those who joined in debase the Catholic Church and Fr. Lafleur. They did not only debase them, they debased all other good priests in Dominica and throughout the world.
    One day God will judge these enemies for this, even a mini one while on earth. If Dominica is worse today with crimes/murders, it is due to the hard and unloving hearts of some of them as they have depicted on this Website. The worst is yet to come. Mark my words.

    You should know the saying:

    “Who steals my purse steals trash. ‘Tis something nothing. ‘Twas mine, ‘tis his … But he who filches from me my good name, robs me of what which not enriches him and makes me poor indeed.”

    This is what your posting of this information against Father Lafleur has done to him and also the Catholic Church. May God have mercy on the souls of those who participated in this debate, commenting negatively against the Catholic Church and Fr. Lafleur and not knowing whether he is guilty of this offence as posted on your Website. God knows if He will ever forgive them for harassing and persecuting His Church and Fr. Lafleur.
    The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church, Fr. Lafleur and the Catholic laity deserve an apology.
    This writing will also be sent to some other relevant people.

    • Ben Haynes PsyD
      June 13, 2013

      Justice, Justice, l just found out that you are a woman, which makes this debate more hilarious since you want to condemn a woman for reporting no doubt, a painful experience by a preist. Listen Justice, like l said before, this is not a fight between the church and man. lt is about justice, fairness, and credibility, to name a few. Only the church can destroy the church. So far, it is doing an excellent job destructing itself. Lets be frank, not only the catholic church. Now, let us shift the argument for a moment. Mental health problems are afflicting more people today than ever before, since you pride yourself as the protector of D/can Catholics. Can Christianity and psychiatry coexist? You see madam, billions of dollars are spent annually coping with the widespread mental health problems afflicting the world. This is no surprise to me. Today, suicides are increasing at an alarming rate, sexual crimes especially toward children are at an all-time high, while gun violence is way above the charts. Justice, l ask, where is the church, the holier than thou people that believes that a priest can do no wrong? Why is the church so silent on these damaging issues that is destroying mankind at an alarming rate? Perhaps, the church is part of the problem. l think so. Remember Madam, Christians are not immune to the pressures of today’s problems, and more and more of them are seeking help. Justice, my appointment pages are backlogged to November. l don’t ask my patients if they are Catholics, Baptiste, democrats or republicans. They are patients. So please Madam, l am not anti-catholic, religion, God or man. God is not ‘going to get me’ if l do not believe in “your ting.” l am not going to be technical/scientific here, and religiosity is not what l am aspiring for, but what l have said in previous comments focuses on justice, and justice only. The history of the church especially the Catholic church is there for everyone to see. l believe the majority in the RC Church are good people, and you may have good intentions but your arguments are not helping us to appreciate the goodness of what churches have done, and what the church is about. Yes, l may have gone off track by pointing out the many faults of the church especially the Catholic Church. l stand by most of my statements. All religions have faults, but when you portray a church/priest can do no wrong, that non-catholics are going to hell, then l have to ask, are you an idiot, psychologically compromised, or one with a computer looking for fun. I expect to hear from your friends but like l said, l stand by my comments.

      • Justice and Truth
        June 14, 2013

        DNO allows your insulting comments against the Catholic Church and Fr. Lafleur. I hope DNO posts my respectable comments. I hope DNO will exercise fairness.
        The Catholic Church does not need people like you who are its enemies. It can do very well without you. I will be enquiring more about you. Based on what you have stated against Fr. Lafleur and the Catholic Church, you have depicted your hatred for the priests and the Catholic Church. You are not a gentleman.
        Who are you anyway? I do not have to respond to your stupidity. You are the one who is hilarious and makes no sense. However, I stand by no woman or man who commit an offence. I could sue and cause you to prove what you stated, you too for accusing Fr. Lafleur and making insulting remarks against him and the Catholic Church.
        I stand by comments. Your warped mind assumes that I stated a Priest cannot do no wrong. Look here! At no time did I state that or insinuated that he cannot do wrong. It shows your lack of intelligence. Can you not read properly? I said he is not arrested, charged and convicted and DNO posted his name and picture on its Website which has caused people like you utilize disparaging remarks against him as if you never did any wrong! It is not fair! I am demanding that the Fr. Lafleur, the Catholic Church laity receive an explanation and an apology from DNO.
        Whoever insults the Catholic Church and the priests insult me as a member of this Faith/Church. You expect me, a Catholic Christian to lambaste the priest? I would not do so. If per chance I have a complaint against him or if per chance he is wrong, in a dignified manner, I will take it to the Hierarchy of the Catholic Church, namely the Bishop of Roseau. I would not take to the Media and join with the enemies of the Catholic Church against him. I am no foolish person. This is where I am smarter than you and the other critics.
        Whatever the Catholic Church does is none of your business. Whatever the Priests do is none of your business. If what they do has nothing to do with you, why concern yourself with it? Why are you getting personal about what I stated? You are obviously an enemy of the Catholic Church and God knows it very well. If people scandalized your name you would not like it. I do not know what you do behind closed doors. God knows though, thanks be to God.
        The least which DNO, you and other critics could have done is to wait until the investigation is over to confirm the alleged offence, if Fr. Lafleur is guilty. Who gave you the authority to accuse the Priest when DNO has not stated what his offence is? You pounce on his back and on the Catholic Church. What have the Catholic Church and the priests done to you to hate them so much?
        If this were a non-Catholic pastor, I would never speak against the pastor or pastors in such a manner as you have done against this Priest, other priests and the Catholic Church, even insulting this priest and calling him a rogue. You have the devil in you. You are the devil in disguise and Satan has your soul. He is your lord and master. You have depicted this in your comments.
        You are a downright unfair person because you assume that the Priest committed the offence.
        Someone like you should comprehend what I have stated. You are not certain who that woman is. She could have made up a story to concoct money from the Catholic Church. She may be a crazy woman. I read a few of the comments, two of which spoke against her. Read the comments.
        You are a man who is not merciful. Why are you standing up for the woman? Did you hear her story? Did she tell you or did DNO tell you about it? Even then, a Court of Law hears two sides of a story prior to coming to a conclusion and accusing and convicting one or the other. In this case the Court is intelligent and you are. God will deal with you in time, sooner than you expect. This is why I object to your insulting comments. You will put DNO in trouble. DNO erred in posting the information about the Priest. If DNO knows the fully story, then DNO should divulge it. Do not just post the Priest’s name and such information and not the woman’s name. After all, as I have stated, whatever she claimed occurred 19-21 years ago. DNO is protecting her name but DNO did not protect the Priests name. Do not expect me to be pleased about that. I do think the Catholic Church has a case here against DNO. Beware of yourself because you could be served with a subpoena for making disparaging remarks about Fr. Lafleur.
        DNO has directive/terms of what could be stated about people/readers/users and what cannot be stated on its Website. DNO should practice what it preaches and not allow you to insult the Parish Priest, Fr. Lafleur in such a manner. I do find you are out-of-place for as God is my witness, I am certain you are no angel. One day people will pay for their words, sooner than they expect. This is my confidence in God who rewards the good and punishes the wicked. You have proved that you are a wicked person. I will inform Dominicans about you and what you have stated about the Priests. See how many will appreciate you, putting it mildly.

  8. dee
    June 11, 2013

    We can jump high or jump low only three people who know the truth are Go, the woman and Fr. Lafluer. These comments won’t solve the problem.

  9. possie
    June 11, 2013

    can you guys see what was on her letter I NEED MONEY so what do you all think about that .next thing even her mother try to mess up the priest in portsmouth. she even say she going to write the vatican about the possie priest the both of them sick mother and child. bishop investigate that good you well get the truth.(I NEED MONEY)

    • Justice and Truth
      June 13, 2013

      I can also write the Vatican and so can all those who know Fr. Lafleur as also the Grand Bay Catholic church-goers. She is broke and she needs money along with her mother? They will have a lot of questions and some embarrassing ones to answer.
      I may address this to the Archbishop/Cardinal of the Archdiocese of Toronto to forward to the Vatican. I am waiting for this outcome.
      I thought that the woman had a problem. After 19-21 years she came with this?
      I hope the Bishop divulges this information to DNO to post on this Website which will vindicate Fr. Lafleur.

  10. Justice and Truth
    June 11, 2013

    A Prayer For Priests

    Keep them, I pray Thee, dearest Lord,
    Keep them, for they are Thine –
    Thy priests whose lives burn out before Thy Consecrated Shrine.
    Keep them, for they are in the world, though from the world apart;
    When earthly pleasures tempt, allure, – shelter them in thy heart.
    Keep them, and comfort them in hours of loneliness and pain,
    When all their life of sacrifice for souls seems but in vain.
    Keep them, and O remember, Lord, they have no one but Thee,
    Yet they have only human hearts, with human frailty.
    Keep them as spotless as the Host, that daily they caress;
    Their every thought and word and deed,
    Deign, dearest Lord, to bless them.

    Our Father…, Hail Mary… Mary Queen of the Clergy, Mother of Your Beloved Sons, the Priests, pray for them!

    Imprimature: D. Card. Doughtery, Archbishop of Philadelphia, U.S.A.

  11. Justice and Truth
    June 11, 2013

    Some of you may never have read this; never heard of it. As it is stated in Holy Scriptures, “Those who never heard will hear.” The Lord wants you to know this. In this case, will read of it. When I attend Catholic prayerful gatherings, I get relevant information which I eagerly take and also distribute near and far. This is one of them. Take note everyone. This is not my word but The Word of the Lord who will judge each one of us by our words and actions.

    Criticism of Priests

    Our Lord Jesus Christ’s revelations to Mutter Vogel:

    “One should NEVER attack a Priest, even when he is in error, rather one should pray and do penance that “I will grant him My grace again. He alone fully represents Me, even when he does not live after My example!”
    When a Priest falls we should extend him a helping hand THROUGH PRAYER AND NOT THROUGH ATTACKS! I myself will be his judge, NO ONE BUT I!”
    “Whoever voices judgment over a priest has voiced it over me, child, never let a Priest be attacked, take up his defense.” (Feast of Christ the King 1937) “Child, NEVER JUDGE YOUR CONFESSOR, RATHER PRAY MUCH FOR HIM AND OFFER EVERY THURSDAY, THROUGH THE HANDS OF My Blessed Mother, Holy Communion (for Him) (18:6:1939). “Never again accept an out-of-the way word about a Priest, and speak no unkind word (about him) EVEN IF IT WERE TRUE! Every Priest is My Vicar and My heart will be sickened and insulted because of it! If you hear a judgment (against a Priest) pray a Hail Mary! (28.6.1939).
    “If you see a Priest who celebrates the Holy Mass unworthily then say nothing about him, rather tell it to Me alone! I stand beside Him on the Altar!” “Oh pray much for My Priests, that they’ll love purity above all, that they will celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with pure hands and heart. Certainly the Holy Sacrifice is one and the same even when it is celebrated by an unworthy priest, but the graces called down upon the people is not the same! (28.2.1938).
    Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for them!
    THE PRIESTHOOD IS A MASTERPIECE OF CHRISTS’S DIVINE LOVE, WISDOM AND POWER!
    NEVER ATTACK A PRIEST!
    Jesus, Mary, I love You, Save Souls!
    Our Father, Hail Mary, Mary Queen of the Clergy pray for them!

    Read the life of St. Francis of Assisi to know how he treated a fallen Priest and how we should treat them, should they fall. I saw the movie.
    You could Google it.

    • Ben Haynes PsyD
      June 12, 2013

      Justice & true, you have convinced me that you could do with lots of therapy. But l will have to give you thumbs up for sticking to your beliefs even though you are making a rat’s behind of yourself. I only hope that while you are praying for homosexuals, child-rapists priests you will ask for wisdom and understanding that no one is above the law, not in the eyes of God, and certainly in our modern day court systems. The majority of D/cans l am sure, do not agree that Catholic priests are above the law, and many are prepared to challenge any that think they can do no wrong, hide behind the church, escape to another country while their victims suffer. When they stop molesting children, stealing people’s hard earnings, then, respect will come back to them and their church.

      • Justice and Truth
        June 13, 2013

        Ben Haynes PsyD, Doctor of psychology? This tells me a lot about you who must be a non-believer.
        I do not need your advice. Who are you to insult me, my Church, its beliefs and devotions? You are rude and out-of-place, placing your so-called knowledge and false pride above mine. You lack humility. You know nothing more than I. If you were a Catholic you would never have made that statement. I do not need any hypocritical compliment coming from someone as you, an enemy of the Catholic Church and so an enemy of mine.
        Your words did not come from Our Lord Jesus Christ but from Satan himself who knows more than you do as he influences you to make such derogatory statements. I tend to believe that you are an atheist or an agnostic. You do not have the right answer, never did and never will. If you had class and dignity you would respect my faith and beliefs. You are in dire need of God’s spiritual knowledge and spiritual enlightenment.
        You are the one who is in dire need of therapy, God’s mortal and spiritual therapy. Your talk is cheap. It does not benefit us Catholics who are members of the Church that Our Lord Jesus Christ established over 2000 years ago. As I ask others as you, how old is your church? Do you really have one? Are you one who also renounced your Catholic beliefs? When you die, you will experience the truth of what I write. It comes through God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
        If only the Lord would immediately inform you that you are wrong? However, He is patient and will be awaiting your soul when you close your eyes. Who knows, probably sooner, when you get sick and are lying on your sick bed, too weak to talk and walk as you are making the transition from life to death. Ben Haynes, do not mess around with me. The Lord is my Shepherd. He is with me always and approves what I have stated in general. We Catholics worldwide are a billion strong and all of us share the same beliefs. We are not pockets of religions but One in Our Lord Jesus Christ and His One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. You stand nowhere us and have no say in our Catholic beliefs and devotions.
        Our obligation is to stand up and speak up for our faith, a mandate which Our Lord Jesus Christ conferred on us as members of His (our) Catholic Faith. Therefore, take a back seat. It also goes for all enemies of the Catholic Church and our Priests. In Jesus Name!

  12. Justice and Truth
    June 11, 2013

    I am not concerned about the critics and thumbs down for as a Priest stated on US Catholic Radio, “As many heads there are, it is as many opinions there will be.” I always smile at that. I am concerned about stating and writing the truth, not according to the adverse views of non-Catholics, agreeing with them, their insults, those who hate the Catholic Church and who feel good and are elated when they hear and read negative information about the Catholic Church and the Priests.
    I know what you are up to, to further debase the Catholic Church and our Priests. One would think that you are full-fledged saints and never committed sins or do not commit any sins. If you think and are of this opinion, as it is stated in Holy Scriptures: “You have made Our Lord Jesus Christ out to be a liar.”
    Our Lord said, “Be perfect and merciful as your Heavenly Father is.” He will judge you by your words and actions. Keep this in mind. Not one has not sinned and not one is righteous. It is in the Bible!
    Do we who support Father Lafleur need to inform you that we do not condone offences of any nature? We are standing by him. He needs our support. Consider if the whole world were against you, how would you feel about that?
    Furthermore, we cannot support the woman because we do not know who she is, what her lifestyle has been like for the past 19-21 years or prior to that, whether this offence did take place, if it is true and under what circumstances it took place. In fact, how this all came about and who initiated it.
    She has not yet shown her face. We do not know her name. It appears that the Media is protecting her and not Fr. Lafleur. This projects discrimination against Fr. Lafleur and the Catholic Church in general. It is not fair.
    We genuine practicing Catholics have a right to be concerned and speak up. This includes the unfairness of those of you who do not know the story, except what you read on DNO, have not yet heard what occurred and you are playing God, are lambasting Fr. Lafleur and the Catholic Church. You are not intelligent people who utilize your common sense if you have any. God is taking note.
    Ask yourself, what would Our Lord Jesus Christ do and say – WWJD and WWJS?
    Our Lord said He did not come for the righteous. He came for the sinner. Many of you, as well-versed as you try to make us think are ignorant of Holy Scripture. As St. Jerome said: “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of God.” You do not practice what you preach.
    Furthermore, Fr. Lafleur has not been charged and convicted and many of you have already convicted him on this Website. The fact that the information was posted along with his name and the adult woman’s name and her picture were not posted on this Website, it shows that DNO has also convicted him.
    The Lord has taken note. Your judgment will come later, sooner than you think, as the tables turn and all too frequently when you will least expect it.

  13. Peppa in de pot
    June 11, 2013

    If it was a MAN that accuse him of rape….allu would be singing such a different tune….people who have been abused go through a lot and it takes a lot to confront the issue. I’m not saying Fr. is guilty but allow the due process…just because he is a priest doesn’t mean he is holier than thou

  14. Esclav
    June 11, 2013

    Oh how nice it would be for the Almighty to come down in Dominica and give everyone a progress report or a report card regarding truth, righteousness, uprightness and how many of us would really and truly make it to heaven. I wonder, how many folks would be left bewildered by God’s judgment especially for those who think they are gods themselves. according to Bob Marley: Jah will never give the power to them baldhead, them who try to isolate the dread: Oh Time will tell: Tink you are in heaven but u leaving in Hell! Jah will never give da power to them baldhead. Time to be sober and take a reality check! Rasta is always for good and justice so let good prevail! But let’s remember God has a big surprise for those of us who think that we are already in heaven, he sees everything and knows everything… So let Jah be praised and all his enemies be scattered…
    In the meantime, may God protect us all and help us conduct ourselves wisely! God bless Dominica!

  15. I know the past
    June 11, 2013

    While everyone is making comments and statements about this case. I think it’s rather fair to go back in time. If my memory serves me right, the number of years the young lady is talking about is around the same time when several attempts was made on this man’s life. The was a number of things that took place in Portsmouth, Demons was sent into several young ladies of the Portsmouth St John’s School in the attempt to kill this priest. They even managed to take his voice at one point in time. This was the same priest who prayed and helped these young women. There was even several incidents that took place during the Sunday Mass. Before we judge this man let’s us look back in the past at all the things that happened so many years ago. I was 8 years old an d I remember this. I think with all my hear he is innocent. Knowing what happened before and how some women threw them selves at him to try by all means to bring him down.

    • Justice and Truth
      June 11, 2013

      I am extremely happy to read your comments. I certainly will inform my relatives and friends about it. Thank God you have a good memory to relate this, hoping the critics will read it, comprehend it and agree with it. What you stated is firsthand information. So the devil is at him again in the form of persecution, using a woman to do his dirty job. This is nothing new where men are concerned. Some of us are fair and we put on our thinking cap, the latter I love to state. Some others are not and do not think beyond their eyes although they live in the world and they know what temptation is like and what temptation can do to people.
      We know the power of the devil. We are aware of what he is capable of doing. The devil knows that the Catholic Church is the One and Only True Church that Our Lord established on earth. We should know that this enemy is jealous of our Church, of our Priests and of us the laity since he has lost Heaven forever.
      Our Lord’s Priests are consecrated. We know how the enemy can tempt the priests. Many priests can attest to that. This is why we have the crisis in the Church of what some priests did which has embarrassed the Church and caused it exorbitant sums of money. The devil will prevent people from doing good and any one who does good in the world, it will harass them and cause others to do likewise. God knows more than we do.
      Consider that the devil tempted Our Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks be to God, this is why I am so understanding. I do think what occurred to Fr. Lafleur, has humiliated him, embarrassed him and caused him anxiety and stress. As members of the laity, what affects our priests should affect us. We are the Church. We, too, as members of this Church are hurting especially for him. I knew that the enemy of God, of our Church and of our souls is very much involved in this. God wants us to stand by Fr. Lafleur and to support him, no matter what. We let God be the judge. He knows what to do and He knows when. Praise be to God!
      I read about St. Teresa Avila and how she was tempted by the devil also appearing as a handsome man. I also read of other saints who were harassed and persecuted by the devil. All are documented facts. If we are aware of this, then we should comprehend if per chance our priests, at least a few fall. People need to read the lives of the saints to know about the power of the enemy and what he did to them as, St. John Vianney, even burning his bed; also Father – Saint Padre Pio of Italy. I have a tape about that. Let us pray for Father Lafleur and other priests, be it a simple, short prayer. God hears them. As we pray, we say as Our Lord Jesus Christ said: “Get behind me Satan!”
      I am never without my Holy Water. Our Lady said, “Restore the use of Holy Water in your home.” Much more could be stated about the Holy Water but we Catholics know its importance in warding off the devil and keeping him at bay.

  16. 4progress
    June 11, 2013

    I THINK ITS TIME WE STOP THE GRANDBAY BASHING.

    Hypocrisy is not exclusive to Grand Bay only. It permeate throughout the whole of Dominica. Fanatic supporters of a party can see no wrong with that party. Blind loyalty to a church, they will believe that it is always right.
    There has never been seriously proper justice in Dominica and at the current rate I think we have to wait another 3-5 generations when those that are rich live earth for another planet. Mis-education plays a very disturbing part in all of this.

    Grand bay for all its faults has been and will be quite influential in the daily live of all Dominicans, positively rebellious, talented, intelligent and innovative.

    Our main aim should always be to seek the truth without prejudice and delay. Justice and respect for each other must be seen to be done and move forward stronger as a people implementing corrective actions for improving the wellbeing of all of us. No one is perfect. We all are sinners.

  17. Dominican
    June 11, 2013

    Empty vessels make the most noise let us show some understanding here. I believe that DA people are intelligent people let us demonstrate that intelligence. I would have thought that a better way to vent energy would be to allow both parties a fair trial. At the moment you have all stuck up for the priest and for now he is the perpetrator. What would possess a human being to act in that way against someone who is aching, we all have free speech and DA is a democratic country but boy according to the Jamaicans “Oono have fe tink again”. In this present climate with all what is happening around the world and with these pastors, priest Rabbi’s and what ever denomination there are they are men and they will at any opportunity abuse people that are less vulnerable than then.
    So come on folks even if you are on your priest side do look at the issue from both points. You all have mum’s dad’s, sisters and little brothers and we need to safeguard them from all evil and this includes priest. I still love Dominicans, and Granbarians but enough is enough let them both be investigated. Love from colder shores

    • Justice and Truth
      June 13, 2013

      Utilize your common sense. Ask yourself, where is the woman? What is her name? The Priest’s name was divulged and not hers although she is not a minor. We do not know her name and what the Priest did to her. We want to hear what she has to say about this which which she claimed occurred 19-21 years ago.
      We have written much on this matter which you should read, digest, swallow and comprehend. If you do not have the mentality to comprehend what is written, pray to God for enlightenment. It appears you are sadly lacking it.

  18. Anonymous
    June 11, 2013

    Give the girl the financial compensation she is asking for. The abuse was he touched her breasts and bottom and was making sweet eyes at her.

  19. Annon
    June 11, 2013

    First of all you must consider who organized this protest, you are saying it’s ‘the Grandbay people’ but is the same people who ran village council, carnival org. committee, etc. for years until they were ousted recently. It’s a loose group that doesn’t neccessarily represent ‘the Grandbay people’. However, resonable minds are blamed for these people’s agenda when they should have heard all sides before jumping. It’s a loose group.

  20. south city
    June 11, 2013

    Hmmm why is it most of all you always want to give grand bay bad names like that ?? I love my community why ?? Because they always stand up for what is right for grand bay !! Before some of all you hear something in grand bay all you always have to be saying there bad grand bag ppl good ppl !! Nw the fact that the woman come out with her story why is now she coming she choose to say d priest abuse her after 19 years ?? I think there is more to this story than what I hearing !!! Give the police time to look into the matter before placing judgement !! Don’t judge a book by its cover !! Who knows the priest might just be guilty ! Let us hope n pray !! Just put yourself in d woman place if you were d one who was abuse ? Would you keep that secret n live with it ? If it was your child how would you feel ? Its a human being we talkin about not an animal !! Let us come together n pray ppl

  21. conscious
    June 11, 2013

    Though there is television and internet which gives examples of all the evils in the world i cannot understand how my people demonstrated they are still “DOM-IN-A-CAN”. No wonder so many children are abused. All the parishes he was sent too should be checked because it customary for the catholic church to change priest when these issues are brought up.
    investigate Bishop, investigate no matter what the free conscience is YOURS.

    • Justice and Truth
      June 13, 2013

      Be fair. Start with investigating your male ancestors and present male family and friends. If you are a man also yourself. Some people forget their lifestyle but always look at the lifestyle of others, accuse, criticize, and lambaste them. They are no saints. Those who have husbands, are no better. Hypocrites which God knows too well.

  22. En Ba La
    June 10, 2013

    Love your priest but does this mean he can do no wrong?

    Priest getting married does not solve any problem. Priest is a MAN.

    The bishop should not allow him to conduct any services or church duties until this has been resolved. There are laws which govern and this is what we fail to understand as a people.

    Grand Bay people channel all this energy into having your government and parl. rep do their JOB.

    • Justice and Truth
      June 13, 2013

      If you are not a Catholic and a genuine practicing one at that and you do not know the woman personally, stay out of this and the business of the Catholic Church. Mind your own business. Save your soul and that of your family. This is what you should mind. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  23. I saw Kommes
    June 10, 2013

    I saw footage of the protest on MARPIN. I saw vulgarity. Lack of faith in the Almighty. Impatience. A de-cultured group of mainly old and middle aged women at that. They would do or say nothing about improvement in their standards of living or corruption in high places. Don’t they have young girl children? Have they thought for once the concern of the victim? Why can’t they allow the investigation to continue? What are they afraid of?

    So in that case, they do not feel that Papa God could deal with the matter. But they tell us to live everything in his hand. The “faithfuls” couldn’t wait for God’s intervention? What Kommes. Did you notice the spokesman? the same one who is secretary of……. you know what.

  24. concern
    June 10, 2013

    It would be great to wait for the results instead of either judging the victim or the supposedly violator.Lets be careful what we say or do.

  25. ()
    June 10, 2013

    When Pierro said that Dominicans wear their ignorance as a badge of honour, he MUST HAVEE HAD SEEN IT IN GRANDBAY MANY TIMES. SUNDAY 9TH JUNE was a perfect example. What a blow given to the image of the catholic church, by these hypocrites.

  26. POST
    June 10, 2013

    Protest for your priest…fine; ain’t nothing wrong with that. When are you people going to protest against the drugs dealers, the covering up of crimes, protest against the young girls going into prostitution? I want to see you protest for Justice for Mouse!!!!! Justice for Joan and etc.

    • _________________
      June 10, 2013

      I was in a conversation with some of them. I TOLD THEM THE EXACT SAME THING. EXACT SAME THING!
      I did also call them hypocrites.

  27. issues
    June 10, 2013

    they can post the priest name but the girl name is jane doe. did he have sex with you or did he touch you which is it.

    • Justice and Truth
      June 13, 2013

      That is the question she must answer.

  28. Anonymous
    June 10, 2013

    this is an eye opener to all priests especially those who have woman following them every where they go and late hours at night

    • Justice and Truth
      June 13, 2013

      It is indeed a lesson for them. No matter what priests must not be in the company alone with women. Bishop Malzaire should caution the Dominican priests about that. You know the song by Tom Jones: “Run Sampson Run, Delilah’s on her way.”

  29. June 10, 2013

    hmmmm

  30. Trolol
    June 10, 2013

    Hell fires for people like this, condoning sin. :twisted:

    • Justice and Truth
      June 13, 2013

      Hell fire for you, most of all, who are so foolish and ignorant to make such a statement when you do not have the common sense to know that none of us know the full story, if the Priest did in fact do what that woman said he did 19-21 years ago. Do you know if she is telling a lie? Before you condemn anyone find out and/or wait to hear the full story, lest God condemn you only for your stupidity. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  31. Bonjour
    June 10, 2013

    Love them or hate them, Grand Bay people stand up for their people and their beliefs. The rest of Dominica must learn from that, and stop the division that keep us down. Well done South City!!

  32. June 10, 2013

    too late shall be the cry Grandbayreans you all need to wake up

  33. June 10, 2013

    Grandbayreans time will tell you all meed to wake up

  34. my 2 cents
    June 10, 2013

    The Bishop did a poor job regarding the way he handled that situation. HE should have investigated the matter properly and furthermore not ridicule Fr.Lafleur like that. Fr. Fleur is a good priest and whether he is wrong or right matters like these are very sensitive and investigations has to be conducted properly especially by a Head of any ogranisation such as The Bishop. We may love you but Shame on you Bishop for your poor judgement.

  35. 4progress
    June 10, 2013

    DNO….Can you ascertain the view of the Police Authority on this case.

    It would help to find out what they are thinking as justice may be skewed by those that shout the LOUDEST and if the woman is truely the victim. she will have to live the rest of her life hidden behind closed doors

  36. June 10, 2013

    Most of the comments being posted are written either by people who are emotionally involved and have difficulty being objective or by others (shame on them) who simply want to sling mud at the Catholic Church. This is a difficult time for all concerned. Those directly involved are feeling incedible pain. Onlookers and spectators should understand that whatever the facts of the case are the “church family” is hurting. It is not a time to say unkind things. No church or denomination is immune to the failures of their leaders. Many of us have seen a minister within our ranks fall. We also know that some have been falsely accused and later cleared. What we have a right to watch for is HOW the problem is dealt with. If a crime has been committed it should be reported to the police. Otherwise it should be dealt with by the church authorities. Those doing the investigation have a responsibility to look closely to see if the victim has made similar accusations against anyone else or is seeking financial compensation, etc. If the accusations are proven true the victim should be given every consideration. Professional counseling should be provided and given by a mental health worker who can be neutral – not by a church person or somebody within the religious system. There should be appropriate follow up especially if the case involved a child. I am saying this because I know of cases where the victim later fell into depression and committed suicide. (4) The accused if proven guilty should be removed from public ministry. It seems the Catholic Church thinks it has a lifelong responsibility towards its priests and must provide them unconditionally with employment within the church. This coupled with the fact that the church suffers from a lack of priests has led them to simply transfer bad priests from one parish to another rather then remove them from the priesthood. This is wrong for two reasons. First, it places the parishners (single young ladies, and parents with children) at risk because such men in positions of trust usually continue to offend unless the receive help. Second, it is not fair to the priest. He is also a victim – as well as a sinner – and needs time off to confront his problem through confession, prayer, and appropriate therapy. God is a God of restoration who specializes in putting broken lives back together! Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Pentecostal Evangelist.

  37. Frank Talker
    June 10, 2013

    I do not always agree with the things the Catholic Bishop says but I have to give him some credit this time around. A Board of Investigators appointed by the Bishop has been meeting on the Lafleur matter since January 2013 and after almost six (6) months of investigations the Bishop decided to take action. Isn’t it reasonable then to suspect that the Board of Investigators and the Bishop believe that there is sufficient evidence amounting to a belief that Priest Lafleur is not altogether innocent? Common folks, have some level of respect for the intelligence of the Bishop and his advisors. If the Bishop believes that Lafleur is innocent as Armour Thomas makes him out to be, the Bishop would not have sent Lafleur on leave. I think some people should stop giving the impression that the Bishop does not like Lafleur and that the Bishop used the occasion to get at Lafleur. Stop it!

    • Justice and Truth
      June 14, 2013

      I would tell them to pray to God with a godly, humble and contrite heart that He might enlighten them. Too often those who are on a Board as also judges, magistrates, prosecutors and jurors are by no means perfect. That is the problem with the world today as sinful as some are who stand in judgment over sinners. Are anyone of them perfect? What hypocrisy? God knows their lifestyle.
      There are a lot of narrow-minded people who commented on this Website who are the critics of the Catholic Church and Fr. Lafleur.
      Ask yourself? After 19-21 years she comes out with that? Did she never have an affair with a man, have children and was married? How many men she had during those years to today?
      Broadminded and sensible people will state that something is fishy. Did it occur to you that the woman could have made up that story?
      While the supposedly investigation is being conducted, why did DNO post this information with the picture of Fr. Lafleur and the woman’s name and picture are not posted? This is discrimination and tarnishing the name of the Priest.
      A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. It appears that DNO and some of its readers who comment on this Website have already convicted and sentenced the Priest. One person Ben Haynes who states that he is a PsyD, called the priest a rogue. I must take offence against that. This man is rude and uncouth. It looks like it is grounds for a lawsuit.
      Until it can be proven I will not change my views. I suppose DNO wanted to know the views of people. DNO’s action has done no good. It may be a storm in a teapot and a mountain out of a molehill. We will find out more, one way or the other. I hope the truth comes out.

  38. Gru-gru Tree
    June 10, 2013

    I JUST DON’T GET IT! You mean to tell me that if someone abused me sexually 19 years ago and I only reveal it now; then that makes me wrong and the abuser right. Get real people. If it were your children, none of you taking that position now would not be taking it. Sheer biasness. Maybe many of you talking this crap are indeed sexual abusers and child molestors.

    • %
      June 10, 2013

      In other countries this is reported 50years or 60years later,( 19 years after is almost immediately) and proper investigation has be mounted. NO PROTEST, NO LAPEAU CABWIT, NO IGNORANCY NO HYPOCRISY!
      So you can see why the victims of sexual acts in this country has to go and hide?That’s the society that we live in. That’s why I am calling the BISHOP a weak leader, to say to the people that the priest will return before month end.Is he innocent? If so say so. But as far as we know the investigation is ongoing.

  39. Woman of Integrity
    June 10, 2013

    How sad!! One thing about having faith in someone; to many people, even if they caught them in the act of something derogatory, even if the individual himself/herself confesses to having done it, these folks will refuse, with every nerve in them to beleive that it is true. Now we are not saying that this happened, but since this is a man like every human fleshly being, he can fall.. but to soooooooo many, the priest is infallible. Hence the reason, it’s impossible for followers to believe. Not Father La Fleur, tell me it’s Jim or John for so and so, but Father La Fleur, come on.. he couldn’t do such a thing. If more of us had trust and faith in God, like we put in man, we would be much further, doing much better and become much wiser.
    In Dominica for example, the amount of incest, molestation,abuse (physical and verbal) which takes place and poor victims, can’t even talk about it, because 1) your mother may say, shut up and stop your lying tongue 2)if you are older, the masses will say is a story you making up, because you did’t get what you want… so many of our people are hurting because of an insensitive nation – never enjoyed their childhood, or teenagehood, because some monster took it away from them, and to those who are not the victims, it’s always, garcon pay-lar, ou ka menti.. ti malpworp and the list of verbal abuse goes on.
    God help those who are able to have the courage to speak up. Fathers molesting children, uncles molesting neices and nephews.. my God help us and save Dominica!! I believe the new generation coming up will be a fearless one, and will tell it like it is.. and because of them, we will hear more and more of these type of things happening.. because they will speak up. The devil is everywhere and working in all who is available.

    If the priest comes out now and say, “my beloved people, I am so sorry but this is true”, bet you lots of people will say, he just saying it to avoid trouble but he didn’t do it. We we begin to take our eyes off of man and fix it on God, it’s then and only then we will understand that man fell in the beginning and will still continue to fall, so all we do is pray for one another to resist the temptations that await all of us. One man’s weakness is another man’s strength.
    Peace!!

  40. Rasta
    June 10, 2013

    How that could ever be godly, when the parishioners Idolize a man and prepare to go war wit the church, To get what they want. In Exodus the Bible teaches when Mosses went up the hill to get the 10 commandments the Israelites wanted a God and Aaron fashioned a golden calf that is the same thing. I say this because on Sunday morning what do the parishioners come to the church and do worship God or the golden calf? Grandbarians have sown the seeds in their parish that is now causing the tarnished Image of the Catholic Church. In march of this year A new pontiff was selected and his first task was repairing the church battered image.(An insert from Reuters)

    “Francis has became the 266th pontiff in the Church’s 2,000-year history at a time of great crisis, with the church under fire over a child sex abuse scandal and torn by infighting in the Vatican bureaucracy.

    Although a conservative theologically, Francis is known for his concern for the poor and is expected to bring a radical change of style to the Church leadership, indicated by his choice for the first time of the name of St Francis of Assisi, who died in 1226 after living a life of poverty and simplicity.

    I am not against Grand bay ppl I think what they did was wrong. I am not saying the priest is guilty or innocent. I am still not saying if the young lady is lying or not.

    In the new testament when the scribes and Pharisees came for Jesus ,the person who’s teachings that Christianity and the church was founded upon, peter his disciple took his sword and cut the ear off Jesus asked him to put his sword away, healed the guy’s ear. If we aspire to be Christ like especially those who should know better. How then could this protest ever be godly

  41. Anonymous
    June 10, 2013

    (H)e(e)nters(f)aithfully (e)ven (l)oves(i)nstigators
    (a)mong us

    (W)ith (H)im (Y)ou(K)now(E)verything

  42. GRANDBAY
    June 10, 2013

    so im from grandbay and the story goes two years ago jane doe went to the bishop told him fr reginald made “sweet eyes and touched her bottom” twenty years ago.jane doe is now 36 so she was 16 when the alleged abuse took place.the bishop took jane doe to trinidad for psychiatric evaluation.she escaped in trinidad the bishop found her she escaped a second time she was found and returned to d.a…….lots of questions here where did she escape to in trini who does she know in trini where is she now??? last i heard she is not in d.a (speculation)…..what are the results of the bishops two year investigations why does he need another month to further investigate??? questions questions in need of answers

    • Justice and Truth
      June 14, 2013

      Are you kidding? This is news and good news. She made a fool of the Bishop, playing tricks on him. A real scandal she created for Fr. Lafleur and the Catholic Church. The Bishop must have given her an exorbitant sum of money. God took note and of all the comments pro and con. The people of Grand Bay had a right to demonstrate.
      If she is not in Dominica, where is she? Those who lambaste the priest and the Catholic Church will one day pay for it including the Media who broadcast it, print it and post it. The people of Grand Bay had a right to demonstrate.
      You know the saying, one fool makes many fools. The Bishop did not investigate this matter but listened to her. I am a practicing faithful Catholic. If that Bishop is wrong, he will have to leave Dominica. I am bringing that story to Pope Francis I.
      I hope she is not in Canada or Toronto for that matter. If per chance I know she is here and is not landed, I will report her to the Canadian Immigration authorities.

  43. Morihei Ueshiba
    June 10, 2013

    19 years is not long, look they prosecuting a case in the UK that happened in 1970, Jimmy Saville is dead and police still investigating, Dominica is too immoral.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2338302/Ex-Emmerdale-star-investigated-claims-raped-13-year-old-boy-1970s.html

    • Justice and Truth
      June 14, 2013

      Moreihei, the police are foolish as well. They have nothing better to do with their time. They can’t bring him back. Just imagine the gall of them and they allow two men and two women to get married? These people should be imprisoned. You note the hypocrisy of those governments? They do not care that they spoil the children’s minds. They are allowed to adopt children. Is this not a scandal in itself? Shame on them and this is an understatement. Every time I think of this abomination I get angry, allowing people of the same sex to get married. Those governments are sick and unintelligent. This is what people should concern themselves about. God will take care of them in time. Sodom and Gomorrah, fire and brimstones may be around the corner.

  44. Dominican
    June 10, 2013

    Grandbay people please wise up. The energy that you all have to stand up for a priest who may have abused a young girl in the past why do you not put that energy to ghood use. For example rise up and fight for the peadophile that is swamming around DA particularly in Grand Bay. Not once have I witnessed one person fighting for the right of an innocent child, but allyou bursting with energy when it come to a priest. What if it was your child? do you guys know what this young woman is going through, she is not mad to accuse the priest of such a crime, after all we need to stop abuse of all sorts.
    Nou tout say mama, apie papa.De piere la pour alle fait rout le.he is a man of God and should know better than to dabble in ill woes.
    I am not joking wise up abuse is abuse priest or not I would not want that priest to serve me with communion that communion is not sacred.

    • nook
      June 10, 2013

      d/a ppl have alot of mouth but no action if tht girl was abused y wait 19 yrs lata. she flaw thts y.we dnt like gud for others.the man didnt just enter into priesthood he been there.if tht woman were to fight or start a fight she wud find the courage in her cudnt she do it 5 yrs ago instead of waiting 1 9 yrs later………..there is something more to it she a fraud.

      • Anonymous
        June 10, 2013

        Abuse by a priest is like abuse by a father or brother, no one wants to put the family in bad light.

      • Justice and Truth
        June 14, 2013

        I tend to believe that she is a fraud and was out to get money out of the Church. She is out to make trouble for Fr. Lafleur and the Catholic Church. As for the Bishop, he will have to answer to God and to the Catholic community. I am disappointed in him. And to see how many people believe her even though they do not know her, do not know her name and have not seen her picture. They lack broadmindedness and intelligence.
        I tend to believe that she is a fraud and was out to get money out of the Church. She is out to make trouble for Fr. Lafleur and the Catholic Church. As the saying, “she took him and the Catholic Church for all he got, – money”. The Roseau Cathedral is under repairs and need money to complete the repairs. The bishop has money to give to a liar and fraud.
        As for the Bishop he will have to answer to God and to the Catholic community. I am disappointed in him. And to see how many people believe that story without knowing that it is true even though they do not know her, do not know her name, do not know what type of person she is and have not seen her picture. They lack broadmindedness and intelligence.
        The Media as DNO that posted this story better come out with an explanation of this. They better search for the woman and post her name and picture for all to see as they posted Fr. Lafleur’s name and picture. Someone or some people are going to pay for this.

    • Justice and Truth
      June 14, 2013

      You must be one perfect person, eh? Saints are in Heaven; not on this earth. You do not even know if you will make it to Heaven. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  45. %
    June 10, 2013

    This Commess yesterday on the church ground, has done a lot of damage to an already embattled Catholic Church, in Dominica and the world. What is worse is that most of the protesters are not church goers. The weakness of the bishop was totally exposed, when he made the statement that the priest might be back before month end.
    Was he afraid of the ‘ignorant protesters’ with their Lapeau Cabwit? CARNIVAL IN JUNE! SO SHAMEFUL! The late Pierro said some Dominicans wear their ignorance as a badge of honour. So True!
    Mr bishop investigate this one carefully and act accordingly, based on your/ or the committees findings, and stop the giving in, the trembling. Think of the victim also.

    • Justice and Truth
      June 10, 2013

      If the world sees, we also see the world when they are demonstrating on every possible issue and some scandalous ones which do not benefit their environment and the world in general. The Grand Bay people should not be ashamed for standing up for their parish priest. I support them.
      I am not stating that I would not attend Church on Sunday but the parishioners have a right to stand up for Fr. Reggie Lafleur. After all, consider the time span, 19-21 years this woman has claimed that he sexually abused her. This is questionable.
      You must think thoroughly on this one and be fair and just. What you do not realize, some people may not be church-going. As God knows there are many who are weak in spirit. He does not love them any less. Noting the attitude of some church-going Catholics who should know better, “nearer to church, further from God,” there are times they are no worse than practicing Catholics. Actions speak louder than words. This does not mean that they renounced their Catholic faith and will not support it. It is a worldwide situation. They will still defend the Catholic Church and stand up for what is right.
      The Catholic Church does not discriminate. s they do good and to their fellowmen, their neighbors, in God’s time He will graft them back into the fold of the Catholic Church.
      The Catholic Church does not discriminate. It helps everyone in need, whether practicing or not. It is not aggressive towards others. If it assists to feed, house and clothe them it will never aggressively force them to return to the Church or others who are not Catholics, to join the Church.
      God gave every one a free mind and this is what the Catholic Church also practices. It only advises and leaves the decision up to them for each person is responsible for himself.
      We should know that God will never force himself on those whom He created. If He did, there would be no sinner on earth and all would be church-going.
      If they came to the Priest and asked for help, he would be too happy to help them. We must respect people in every manner. This is the attitude of our loving God. This is the attitude of our Catholic Church. Why don’t you practice it if you are a practicing Catholic?

      • Gru-gru Tree
        June 10, 2013

        Well Justice & Truth; You are saying that even if the Preist did it to her, For her to reaveal it after 19 years makes the Priest right and the lady wrong? Is this how you explain Justice?

      • 4progress
        June 10, 2013

        Justice & Truth, you change your handle, because it seems you are are bit bias. It sounds like you are a catholic and don’t have daughters.

        The time for reporting this crime is irrelevant, because you are ignorant to the pain and suffer some woman have to experience during their life.

        Now we need to hear the woman’s evidence and the priest’s response under cross examination.

        The catholic priest do not always practice what they preach and there lots of examples today, child molestation, sexual abuse and dare I say it, homsexuality. The church for its part up the way up to the POPe himself have failed us by covering-up, this is why the police need to be involved. The bishop in this case has already made up his mind by declaring that the priest will return to the parish. THIS IS WRONG.

      • yes i
        June 10, 2013

        @Justice and Truth. Stop being a moron.I thought you were smarter than that. Do you even think of if there is really a victim?
        I also think that the demonstration was a sign of ignorancy and hypocrisy, and agree with the blogger that it has done a lot of harm to the already BAD IMAGE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.

      • Pas La
        June 10, 2013

        “If they came to the Priest and asked for help, he would be too happy to help them. We must respect people in every manner.” Are you serious right now? Have you been listening or reading what’s been going on with the Catholic Priests? A pedophile is a pedophile. I don’t’ care if he’s a priest, pastor, rabbi, etc. It’s obvious that sexual abuse is a big problem in the Catholic Church. This cannot and should not be swept under the carpet. Get a grip please.

      • Dr. Ben Haynes PsyD
        June 10, 2013

        Justice & truth, no one is telling ,or asking the people of Grand Bay to protest or not. lf they want to support a rogue priest that is their prerogative. Their belief that their priest can do no wrong makes them special in D/ca. But, any one, regardless of the time, affiliation, gender, or age that makes a complaint about being molested, assaulted, (whatever), should be respected, heard, the complaint investigated, and the accused dealt with appropriately. For some reason, this issue has become Catholics vs the rest of us. But Justice, the fact is, this is one of right vs wrong, and your comments show you are on the wrong side, and as much as you like to condemn, and throw the bible in your defense, common sense shows that you have already lost this battle, and making yourself a pappy-show. lf l were a catholic l would ask you to refrain from making comments especially on this case. You are an embarrassment to Catholics and no-Catholics alike. Look, no one is fighting with the Catholic church here. We are only seeking justice for a citizen with a complaint. As you know, no one stood up for the many children that were raped, sodomized, and God knows what else. The authorities hid, defended, even sent some of these homosexuals to different cities where they continued their evil acts. Only God, and this priest know what other acts were committed, and how long. You or l don’t know what this woman went through for the past years. Yet you want to condemn, and throw your catholic mess at people that are calling for justice. You said that the RC church does not discriminate. Are you sure about that? Sir, history does not lie. Ask the families of the millions of Jews that went to the gas chambers & concentration camps. l can give you the facts Justice, but we will not talk about that now. If you want to bring the word into this issue lets look at the Apostle Paul how he referred to the fear he had that your group might be led astray from the simplicity and devotion to Christ, and how these members might be corrupted with another gospel. Sir, that is how your faith(religion) has become. Blessings to you Justice.

      • ^
        June 10, 2013

        @Justice and Peace. If only you had half a brain, and you were not an educated fool, you would have convinced yourself that 19 years is recent enough compared to the revelations in America and Europe which goes back to 40 or 50 or 60 years Your ignorance is shameful.
        You are even more ignorant than some of the Illiterate protesters. And yes I know all of them.98% of them are illiterates like you.

      • I can't be tricked
        June 10, 2013

        You seem to put the priest before Gid and the rules of the church. Shame in all those who showed total disrespect fir the leader of the church! No respect for God , the church and the Bishop. It was appalling to see the carnival that took place. I guess the Granbarians are proud that they could force their leader to make a decision without thorough investigation in such quick time. They did not care to know the truth. I guess this is the mode of operation in our country. If you like someone the truth does not matter. Let him do whatever wrong he feels like doing. Only time will tell with this attitude that is plaguing our nation. The truth is important and the people should gave allowed the rules of the church to proceed. Shame on you for putting your church and your leader to shame.

  46. Mabooche
    June 10, 2013

    “Dominicans where their ignorance as a badge of honour” – the Late Pierre Charles, The Former Prime Minister and MP for Grand Bay.

    • hope
      June 10, 2013

      :-D Let me help you clear up some of your ignorance… the word is ‘wear’. Yes, i am a Dominican?

  47. FightForJustice
    June 10, 2013

    So you mean to tell me Father Reggie name is all over and that woman’s name is hidden… W Jane Doe show yourself…. We need to know who u really are….

    • ?
      June 10, 2013

      I feel for the poor victim. This bishop is very very weak to give in to this nonsensical protest.

    • 2bfree
      June 10, 2013

      It is common knowledge and practice the world over that in sensitive matters like sexual crimes, the victim is protected. Why do you need to know who the woman is? what good will it do you? After knowing who she is will you then be able to go on and have a good life? Stop being malicious. The identity of the victim must be protected unless/until she herself deems it necessary to come out publicly.

    • Whyke
      June 10, 2013

      u will hae to go to Possie and see her.

  48. 4progress
    June 10, 2013

    It seems the church has been left to sought this out acting as judge and jury.

    This sort of behaviour is illegal, so why is the police dormant in this case. Why should they have to be pressurized into taking action. All the correspondence/evidence should be passed on to the police to deal with.

    TAKE NOTE THE WORLD IS WATCHING !!!!!!

    The priest is innocent until proven guilty. The women case must be heard, the sooner the better. It seems to be festering for far too long.

    TIME TO ACT, WE NEED CLOSURE

  49. Reality
    June 10, 2013

    This morning I have heard the most ignorant, uneducated, arrogant, ridiculous callers on the various talk shows. I think that this is very revealing on the culture of our people. Especially these older women, they may be the reason why the society is the way it. It tells that they would have done nothing to protect the young girls back then. It is shameful that these women will say that no matter what the outcome is, they will not believe.We have to be objective and be prepared to logically think this out, listen to details and be prepared to be informed wisely.

  50. Perro
    June 10, 2013

    My people am look, wake-up, what wrong..

  51. stupes
    June 10, 2013

    I am just happy to see that Grand Bay people can still stand together to fight for what they feel is right, against injustice, for freedom etc as they have been known to in the past. It is this revelation that makes is sad at the same time to think that if we are not scared of anyone, why is it that we are not actively standing up against the blindness on the part of the people in power to do more for Grand Bay. Are we truly comfortable with what we have?

    • Gru-gru Tree
      June 10, 2013

      The people who organized the protest kept silent when an innocent young man was shot dead during carnival 3 years ago. Not one of them organized any protest to demand justice for MOUSE death. Shame! shame! shame!

      • Jean Zicack
        June 10, 2013

        This always happens. People never take a stand against the things that they should, like rising gun violence in Dominica, and ignore or stand up for authority figures accused to heinous crimes against children.

  52. da realeast
    June 10, 2013

    Church is corruption!!!

    • .
      June 10, 2013

      In Dominica, and its only some of the churches.

  53. Anonymous
    June 10, 2013

    Her name is being posted but DNO is blocking any comments revealing her name.

    • Black carib
      June 10, 2013

      A victim’s name is not revealed in cases like that! It is not ethical? Would you have liked your name or your daughter’s name to be revealed in such a situation? Please don’t be a fool.

      • Grandbay Massive
        June 10, 2013

        If she is a child don’t post it but she is a grown woman now. They need to put it out there since she has a long list of men who abused her.

    • Vincy
      June 11, 2013

      I am seeing her name…same thing I am wondering, why is DNO not blocking it and other comments are being blocked?

  54. dont twist my tongue
    June 10, 2013

    Wht is the woman name kept secret, when she has the priest name all over the place. We need to know who she is.

    • June 10, 2013

      did the lady go on the radio and call the man name? no! she went in private and made her complaint. Is the ppl that have the man name all over the place

  55. June 10, 2013

    AYE,ALET’S GET THE REAL VYBES YOU ARE TOO BUSY….. to just comment on a thing like that. JAH, run tings…

  56. Krazy
    June 10, 2013

    this reminds me of the bible days, when moses went up to the mountain to pray and the ppl was behaving bad, god punishes the ppl for behaving this way, ppl in grandbay better calm theirselves b4 punishment comes uppon them

  57. tutunee
    June 10, 2013

    in time to come i hope priest
    have their wives, toneh they are pple too

  58. Frabo
    June 10, 2013

    Like in biblical times, the Pharisees gathered mobs to testify against Jesus. Look at this assembly of people demonstrating on behalf of the Priest! half of which are non church goers. Don’t know Peter from Paul, can’t tell the difference between the blble and an ordinary note pad. I wonder what they are saying/chanting!!!

    • thinkinman
      June 10, 2013

      judge not less ye be judged.

      • BE FAIR!!
        June 16, 2013

        judging and correction are 2 different things… SOT!!! every little thing now is doh judge or you will be judged, well you know what without judgment it will continue to have zazi muzai like this going on, stupes man

  59. Frabo
    June 10, 2013

    Never try to hinder the truth. If the Priest is innocent the Grandbay people will win a great victory. If then he is not, then we’ll pray for his recocery and we’ll forgive him.

  60. My heart breaks
    June 10, 2013

    This is so sick. We are talking here about child abuse which is so common in the Catholic church and these people have taken the side of the church without even having heard the evidence. I can only imagine that none of the protesters have children.

    ..But then again, when it comes to child abuse in Dominica the victims have always been criminalized and shamed into silence as this is better than facing the truth. So I guess when priests “Gods in White” for Dominicans are being accuses. Such a sad chapter in our history. While the rest of the world is trying to get the problem of pedophilia in the Catholic church under control, in Dominica we are showing open support for the monsters who prey on the innocence of children. :(

    • GSS 1999
      June 10, 2013

      To “my heart breaks”, I share your same sentiment. I think the people should wait until the inquiry is completed to celebrate or do whatever. You think if it was their daughter that was abused, they would be outside the church like that. They would be calling for his head.

      More often than not, when cases like these arise, they are laced with truth on the part of the person that was abused. I dont think that after such a long time, the person would make a story like that.

      In the end when the results are had, it is those same people who were saying bring him back, they will be the ones ready to stone him.

      Jusst my 2 cents.

      • GSS 1999
        June 10, 2013

        I do hope that the results of the case are made public.

  61. Lunar King
    June 10, 2013

    If a priest is accused of Sexual Deviancy then it is the right of whomever is the leader of that church to remove him from the position which afforded him the opportunity to molest an innocent. you cannot be under investigation for wrongful use of position and authority and still hold that position during the investigation. Stop all the foolishness. If it is found after an investigation that he is indeed guilty, what would be your reaction then? You need to understand every single one of us are human and are capable of Great Good And Evil. So you all should have kept an open mind and place the faith in the god supposedly worship.

  62. June 10, 2013

    Good morning sweet Dominica.

    I love my people in Grand Bay but I cannot support that protest. This allegation should be investigated by the Police because we know the history of abuse within the Catholic Church. I look at the photos and I see two family members protesting and I am disappointed in them for not wanting to seeking out the truth.

  63. truth
    June 10, 2013

    test

  64. Anonymous
    June 10, 2013

    unnecessary protest. clearly the ppl of Gbay has no interest in the truth. sad story

  65. looking in
    June 10, 2013

    I think it would be a good idea to close the doors of the Grand Bay Church if such hypocracy is all it adds up to….victims are always fearful to come due to the tongue lashing from the public. This is why people continue to hurt our children. WE ALLOW IT TO HAPPEN OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. Man heart is natural wicked…..so sayeth his own maker.

  66. Alice
    June 10, 2013

    Swine Flu in Venezuela, Avian Flu in Dominican Republic, Earthquakes everywhere, bad hurricane season expected instead of praying we are being judgemental without knowing the facts. Lord have mercy.

  67. BE WARNED DOMINICANS
    June 10, 2013

    COORECTION TO… “and their heart”

  68. June 10, 2013

    In America names are not being held back, if you all are referring this case to those in America sexual abuse is all over not only in the Catholic Church that woman need to show her face

  69. June 9, 2013

    Everyone is entitled to their opinions shame on all of you

  70. June 9, 2013

    Everyone is entitled to their opinions

  71. June 9, 2013

    As a grandbayrian myself also a psychologist that lives in America trauma is both sided the victim and the perpetrator, I know FrLafleur when I attended Convent High School and he was younger and very respectful, I know there is abuse in the church but the situation was mishandled he was proven guilty before proven innocent

    • Pas La
      June 10, 2013

      I find it hard to believe that you are a psychologist. What does an abuser look or act like? There are many “respectful” abusers out there. The bishop did the responsible thing in putting the priest on administrative leave while the matter was investigated. Quite frankly, I could care less about the trauma that perpetrators have suffered. They should get help and stop the cycle of abuse

  72. June 9, 2013

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  73. Frabo
    June 9, 2013

    Pilate asked, “What is Truth?” I see clearly that the Grandbay people and Dominicans on a whole, are not interested in finding and knowing the truth. Is not the truth worth finding out? whether or not to exonerate or condemn the priest?
    Why is ignorance running wild?

    • kassav
      June 10, 2013

      what do u know about this man ,U GO TO HELL

    • John Paul
      June 10, 2013

      Ignorance seems to be running on both sides of this story .It is understandable the high emotions of the Parishioners who fear losing their Priest while on the other hand 500 years of Victims who have not once ever had a day in court against an abusive Man of the Cloth.
      I am sure the Bishop thought He was doing the right thing by aknowledging the problem and starting an investigation.I also thought it was a reasonable move ,Who could have forseen that Parishioners would cry “We Want Him back Now “We have also heard the admonishments of the Victim tantamount to bullying.I wonder what phycological ramifications it has for Her ?

  74. dont ask .dont tell
    June 9, 2013

    what harpen.the man in the third picture (right)smell a rat?

    • Smiley
      June 9, 2013

      Oh that’s just Matt looking on in disbelief

  75. June 9, 2013

    lol, it looks like mayhem and brawl in front a church; looks like carnival in June. lol

  76. MewMew
    June 9, 2013

    I’m not seeing any comments from “Justice and Truth.” What happen to that person? Why they gone quiet?

    • Ebeh
      June 10, 2013

      They made a comment. Scroll up. You think he/she could resist? lmao.

  77. Cochran
    June 9, 2013

    Look material for de calypsonians pal…next year carnival gan be hot!!

  78. Anonymous
    June 9, 2013

    Well well well dominican

  79. Black Carib
    June 9, 2013

    DNO I made several comments a few hours ago. Where are they? They were not in violation of your standards. I am sure. I will patiently await your posting or re-posting(if possible) of them. Thank you. Please note that this is not the first time this is happening.

  80. dominican
    June 9, 2013

    I believe there is a bigger motive behind all that. the bishop did not deal with that matter professionally and his decision was too fast. did they have a disciplinary hearing? poor leadership and by the way this leadership style is also affecting the public service. especially the cdpf. dictator style leadership.i even understood that the bishop feels threatened by laflures qualifications which may see him become a bishop too.

    • Anonymous
      June 10, 2013

      Why would the Bishop be threatened. Remember the Lord all gave us many gifts, we work in the Lords vineyard to serve his people.

  81. Jay
    June 9, 2013

    Reginald LaFleur can easily diffuse this situation by stating publicly either:

    “Yes I’m guilty, please forgive me”
    or
    “I am onnocent of these charges and will swear so on the Bible. May God forgive me if I lie”

    If he loves his parishioners as much as they love him I would urge him to do so.

    • Fam
      June 10, 2013

      He did speak to we parishioners and informed us that he was innocent. DId you hear about the last mass he had?

  82. Big Bannan
    June 9, 2013

    I am impressed Dominica has come to recognize a global problem that has been going on all over the world. I am impressed a few of us even acknowledge this even happened. Thank God we are seeing the light.

    • Really?
      June 9, 2013

      I’m not sure we read the same story. I understood from the story I read that a priest has been accused of abusing a woman, and instead of this matter being referred to the police, the Bishop (following the example of many bishops around the world) has tried to cover it up), and amazingly, “Catholics in Grandbay” show no sympathy for the alleged victim but instead demand to have their priest back. It seems we have a long way to go before we see the light and Dominica comes to recognize a global problem that has been going on all over the world. If the priest in innocent and his name will be cleared, why did the bishop feel the obligation to send the alleged victim to T&T for therapy? Wake up people!

  83. sugarbaby
    June 9, 2013

    I am a catholic and I do love my priests. They are human and are capable of making mistakes. The bible said u would have no sin cast the first stone,We are too quick to judge,. Lets pray for them and all those who are affected by it, If fr.Lafleur did it I think the bishop has the right and as the leader of the church to ensure that these things don’t and stop happening in the church, Has to do the right thing. I pray that God will give the bishop the strength and courage to handle the situation, It is a very tough one he has on his hand right now. In spite of all the things that are happening the catholic church is stronger than ever . Hail Mary Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death . Amen

    • %
      June 9, 2013

      Hail Mary cannot pray for you, you have to do it yourself. Stop the Mar gee!

  84. June 9, 2013

    “They said it was agreed that Fr. Lafleur would return to the St. Patrick’s parish in Grand Bay either “before month end or thereafter” but he won’t be removed from the parish.”

    Here we go again, the so called Bishop, has bowed to the pressure of those supporting the alleged abuser!

    So, here we have it; that may be the reason the woman suffered in silent for twenty years for been afraid of this happening.
    I do not believe there is a statute of limitation on such acts, therefore the victim should take the matter to the police, and seek to have this man arrested and charged for his crime.

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Just asking
      June 9, 2013

      So after all these years where’s the evidence?how they gonna affirm the accusation?

    • Anonymous
      June 9, 2013

      Well if he did it why now was it a deal gone bad this time what she looking for money

      • Castle Bruce
        June 10, 2013

        So they send her to Trinidad to keep it on the Downlow, leaving her job behind and you still want her to use her own money. All you well wicked. If she was asking for a villa and a SUV then we would wonder but money for a bus fare? Get real Dominicans…..

    • Fam
      June 10, 2013

      Excuse me, but a man is innocent until found guilty. In other to bring charges against someone, you must gather sufficient evidence to bring an action, where is the evidence? Anyone could make allegation. Sadly anyone could make allegations.

  85. cohenval
    June 9, 2013

    So much energy of the Grandbay people. Its sad that some of this energy have not gone into rallying against drug abuse in Grandbay.

    • jr
      June 9, 2013

      is drug abuse a problem affecting only GrandBay? hope is not drug money that keeping you afloat

      • macdo
        June 9, 2013

        you are just a fool to make such comment.

    • honeybee
      June 9, 2013

      and child abuse

  86. what comes first?
    June 9, 2013

    Cost of living rising daily – to pay utility bills people bawling. Standard of living declining. Increased poverty is a main concern. Unemployment, violence taking their toll.

    Corruption plaguing the country. No protests. Citizens mou-mou. Priority is to demonstrate for their priest to remain at all costs, not for good governance, not against corruption.

    They do not have the patience to allow Papa God to deal with the allegation. They refused to ask Papa God on that Sunday, “the Lord’s day,” to be more tolerant and to leave that problem to their God.

  87. faceup
    June 9, 2013

    Grandbay Wow, EVEN THE OLD PEOPLE GANGSTER, lol.

    • Anonymous
      June 9, 2013

      Set of ignorant people, who don’t know their head from their toe..

      • jr
        June 9, 2013

        most of us are more intelligent than you though

      • Anonymous
        June 9, 2013

        Get a life you all are just hypocrites

      • Lonesome
        June 10, 2013

        Anonymous, your is the most ignorant post I have read so far. You are condescending and too full of yourself. If we are all ignorant. Get the sh.. out. Go on our own island. So you will not be confronted by our ignorance. Your comments is of no help. No one benefits from it. Keep it to yourself.

  88. positive mind
    June 9, 2013

    where is that bishop from? is he African?

  89. South City Girl
    June 9, 2013

    I think that some Dominicans need to get the facts of what is really happening in all this straight before jumping to conclusions. Grandbay people may like noticing, i will not disagree, but we also know our rights. So we use them.
    Point blank!

    • South guy
      June 10, 2013

      Know your right???
      What about the ladies rights???
      The bishop provided religious services for you and instead you decided Jump-up in June.
      Right is allowing the Church leadership to do what is best for both individuals, until the case is decided in court.

  90. HIM
    June 9, 2013

    These protesters are doing a lot of damage TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. The process must have its way. The bishop needs to be firm on this one, and should not be a coward.

  91. mamamama
    June 9, 2013

    free up shakes

    • BE FAIR!!
      June 16, 2013

      what buffoonery and SOT I seeing dere nuh, that’s the best thing you find to comment, shate man!!!

  92. shakes our HERO
    June 9, 2013

    3 up shakes
    allu waisting time protesting for asssness
    free up shakes instead
    allu protesting for pope paul?

  93. Domerican/Possie
    June 9, 2013
    • Castle Bruce
      June 10, 2013

      That story lacking.

    • Just saying
      June 10, 2013

      Thanks for the link. I can’t believe this has already hit the NEW YORK TIMES. Well look news for the ROW ROW RADIO STATION in Grand-Bay. lol

  94. %
    June 9, 2013

    This priest should never be reinstated unless the allegations are investigated. This nonsensical protest is lawless and needs to stop in Dominica, once and for all. No matter how many thousands or millions of people who protest on his behalf, let the investigation continue, while he is on suspension. Let the investigation proceed. WE ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE IN THIS COUNTRY! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED!

  95. My Thought
    June 9, 2013

    Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

    John F. Kennedy

  96. .
    June 9, 2013

    test

  97. pam
    June 9, 2013

    mat make my day,he well dress and he and nurse james in grandbay for sunday mass

  98. Shameless
    June 9, 2013

    Sometimes we have to tell it like it is and this one time I will say loud and clear that Pierro may have been referring to his own Grand Bay people when he said: “We wear our ignorance proudly like a badge of honor etc etc……..”.

    The Bishop is right, put him on administrative leave until the investigation is finished and then make the final decision. We hold policemen, teachers, firemen and politicians to account so why cant we do the same for priests? So many young boys got molested by religious men in the past with no recourse. I implore on all those hiding these terrible secrets to take the opportunity and come out so we can do one big investigation and close the books. Time to address the issue once and for all.

    Had it been a teacher of police officer being accused the same Grand Bay people would be asking for their head on a silver platter. Too much damn hypocrisy and double standard in this place when it suits our agenda. Having said that, I will remain in support of Fr. Lafleur unless the investigation proves otherwise. He is supposed to be a man of god and so justice will find its way if he is innocent.
    GREAT JOB BISHOP!

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  99. Justice and truth
    June 9, 2013

    I am enthralled as I state it is unbelievable (of course believable) that there are so many comments over 100 for now about this article! Wow! I will read them later and comment as usual.
    Grand Bay people, I reside in Toronto and I am with you all the way. Keep up your effort to reinstate Father Lafleur. Know that God is with you.
    If you personally know me and my religious background, you will also know why.
    I am a fervent Catholic and a supporter of the Catholic faith. I am fully aware that Day 1 Satan and his sinful followers are out to destroy this Church and the good reputation of our good priests, as also Satan tempts them as he does each one of us; also to make you believe that The Catholic Church is not a true Church.
    Keep it up! I am informing and encouraging other Catholic Dominicans in especially Toronto, some of whom I personally know are from Grand Bay who are strong enough to withstand the adverse indoctrinations of the enemies of the Catholic Church (including those who renounced their Catholic faith), to practice their Catholic faith.
    I am stating to Bishop Malzaire to reinstate Father Lafleur in his parish where he is loved and wanted. God bless all of you.

  100. Anonymous
    June 9, 2013

    They say the priest drives out demons and the victim has joined another religion. I think it is the devil trying to create religious war among the members of the Catholic Church and other religions.

  101. Waiting for More
    June 9, 2013

    The bishop conceded to the demands of the people of Grand Bay! He needs more backbone. The Catholic church cannot bow to the whims and fancies of these violent people.
    They dictating to the government, the education department, the health department, Now the church!

  102. JIM
    June 9, 2013

    Another example of where ignorance reigns supreme in Dominica.

  103. June 9, 2013

    wat i don’t understand is why did that woman wait all these years for her 2 say it. if she claim that da priest abuse her was she asleep 4 19 years and am happy that grandbay people did wat they did go grandbay go

    • Yes Fada!
      June 10, 2013

      There is no rationale behind it comment…stop taking pride in this level of ignorance. Rapists, murderers, thieves, adulterers etc confess from their jail cells and death beds all because they want peace and to start anew. At this point, we do not know for sure IF it really happened, but why try to condemn the young woman as a liar all because she’s speaking two decades later. What about ppl who never speak out because of fear of public humiliation and ridicule as is the case now. So because it’s LaFleur whom we all love, he’s incapable of wrong doing? We need to stop them s#!t. Many of our young young people suffer in silence since the perpetrators are usually protected by religion, high-ranking careers, politics and social circles. This case needs to be investigated and if LaFleur is guilty he needs to face his admonishment. If the woman is lying, then that is left to be proven too. It’s funny how the things we should really be demonstrating against in this country, we turn the other side of our cheek and accept…such hypocrisy!

    • Diva
      June 11, 2013

      Am not surprise reading this news update .
      Am sorry that it just happen to be father Lafleur.
      We all have to pray for our country…

    • BE FAIR!!
      June 16, 2013

      @smart girl Maybe you not too smart based on that comment wi friend SMDH lol

  104. Anonymous
    June 9, 2013

    The Grandbay residents to hypocritical,things they should be demonstrating about they are not, but think they are using this issue for an excuse. hiding the real reasons?

  105. June 9, 2013

    if that woman clame that father abuse her y don’t she reveal her self and stop using her name as jane doe

    • looking in
      June 10, 2013

      I think it would be a good idea to close the doors of the Grand Bay Church if such hypocracy is all it adds up to….victims are always fearful to come due to the tongue lashing from the public. This is why people continue to hurt our children. WE ALLOW IT TO HAPPEN OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. Man heart is natural wicked…..so sayeth his own maker.

    • looking in
      June 10, 2013

      Waiting for you to reveal yours first maybe?

  106. Winnie
    June 9, 2013

    Edward Registe on all committee there is? well well.

    • chap's
      June 10, 2013

      you should try to get yourself on one committee so mabe you’ll stop hattin.

  107. emelia
    June 9, 2013

    If the bishop had done nothing the people would say he is he is encouraging wonton acts by priest he is acting which is the Right thing to do these people at Grandbay are protesting. All the bad things that were done by the Govt.they never protested. What a setof hipprocrates Grandbarians are.

  108. Top cop
    June 9, 2013

    Thats why priests bishops should allowed to be married these guys have blood running through their veins and they have feelings also

  109. Anonymus
    June 9, 2013

    I remember growing up in the country area in Dominica in the ’80s. My bigger sister once came home and told my mom that the parish priest had touched her breast. At the time, she was a teenager and she felt that he had done this in an inappropriate manner. However, when she told my mother the response was nothing I expected, even as a child, it seemed wrong. My mom was very upset with my sister. My mother told my sister not to lie on the priest. She told her the priest would never do something like that and that she must never hear this coming from her mouth again.
    To this day, nothing was ever said again. No one knows if she went through further abuse with that priest or not. My sister was a very quiet and a decent young girl.
    I do not know if this lady is telling the truth or not but I can understand her reason for taking so long. In those days, people respected and feared priests and many people were very ignorant.
    It is sad that people will not give her the opportunity to tell her story. It reminds me of what my mom did to my sister – she shut her up. We are no longer in the 80s. People are aware of what took place in the world. Give this lady a chance and allow justice to take its course. If she is telling the truth, by not giving her a chance, you are part of the abuse a second time around.

  110. bad mind
    June 9, 2013

    them stupid people from them other churches stop makeing negative coments all you pastors worse all they doing is geting rich. we grandbay people not playing.

  111. dfr
    June 9, 2013

    Let’s get some sanity into this. Whether the person came out one year or a hundred years is immaterial. The bishop made the right decision. he simply requested a leave of absence. If the minister is innocent he will be exonerated. Look how many years it took victims of sexual abuse by priests to come forward. So let us not make quick judgments right now. Let us reason and let the and let the chips fall where they may. Stop criticizing others while we await the outcome !

  112. MCL
    June 9, 2013

    Sad day indeed let our conscience be our guide. Bishop Malzaire as a responsible leader you have done what is best in the interest of the church community.

  113. Anonymous
    June 9, 2013

    Bishop is doin his work how u know he is innocent

  114. I have 10 children..
    June 9, 2013

    Theses actions by the Catholics in Grand bay says allot about their spirituality.

    It begs me to ask these questions:
    1. Why does a Catholic Go to church? (To hear God’s word or listen to a Man?)
    2. Who does a Catholic worship? (God or a man?)
    3. Who has the God given authority to make decisions in the Church? (the Bishop or the people?)

    Praise God I have seen the light.

  115. modara
    June 9, 2013

    thay girl in her commess long time. and father la fleur was nice to all of us.so if she want special atention tell her look somewhere else.and people is not he that send her for tharapy.bishop send her for therapy in trinidad.she came back without completing it and saying she finish with that.so where is the results for the bishop to act upon? d bishop have to act when he get proof.up he up.

  116. miss concern
    June 9, 2013

    waw. what a shame of some of our comments. it does not matter how long someome takes to come out. there are young girls who are abused by their own fathers and cant say a word. they later get the courage when they are grown.its not easy to sepak against someone who is high in society.thats what the young lady maybe tried preventing. negativity. im not saying tht the priest did it but nothing is impossible. we are all humans and make mistakes. we need to open our hearts. thats why we always say we never look at something properly unless it has to do with us or our loved ones. who are we to judge? thats god job. so we need to stop judging right now, whether be the priest or the young lady. fate always fall through and we need to learn a lesson from gods word.

  117. ugh!
    June 9, 2013

    Look at them in the picture. Pure descendants of the Negre Marons. Ask the historian where the rebellious slaves ran to when they ran away from the plantations.

  118. June 9, 2013

    they all high on marijuana. soucuya and all

  119. June 9, 2013

    So when the bishop just sending Fr Reggie on leave and woman being sent to Trinidad for counselling what we are to believe???? Fr we stand firmly with you. Our God is not sleeping. That is why i myself stop putting money in bishop appeal fund. Not my money that would fly no body Trinidad. :-x

  120. Anonymous
    June 9, 2013

    I am sympathetic to victims of any kind of abuse and I not one to put my hand in fire for anybody but this time based on the young lady and what I know t be true and factual I am putting my hands on the chopping block for Fr Reggie Lafleur. Credibility is very important and when you have lost credibility it s very difficult to regain trust.
    The devil continue to go after the good soldiers and Fr Lafleur is not just a good soldier but he continue to defeat the devil through his god given gift of excorcism.

  121. Anonymous
    June 9, 2013

    Wee Papa, sa deyay scandal key ni scandal.
    I am not saying he is guilty or not BUT allu know that some of the priests dem have been doing “BAD TING” with our young boys and some of the ladies in de church.
    This has been going on for DECADES.
    I am proud of the lady for finally getting the fortitude to call out the abuse.
    The bishop handled the issue as best as he could -wait till the other speak out.

  122. Maggot
    June 9, 2013

    Grand Bay people too crook and hypocrit!!!!

    • I have 10 children..
      June 9, 2013

      so true

    • .
      June 9, 2013

      @ Maggot You should also have added HYPOCRITE AND IGNORANT.

    • Anonymous
      June 9, 2013

      Grandbay people stick together!!! UNITY LIKE BAZILIC TEA

    • Justice and truth
      June 9, 2013

      So are you. Tell us about your lifestyle which God knows too well.

    • ----------------
      June 9, 2013

      @ Maggot That’s the only time you will find all of them looking at news. To see how stupid they are on TV.

    • jojo
      June 9, 2013

      grandbay i come from and they need to wake up and smell the coffee that all i saying.

    • South City Girl
      June 9, 2013

      Ohhhhhhh please. Go get the meaning of hypocrite

      • South guy
        June 10, 2013

        Definition: a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess. = GRANDBAYRIAN.

    • June 9, 2013

      you can call people hypocrit when they speak their minds, you are out of place

      • ....................
        June 9, 2013

        Off course its hypocrisy plus ignorance.

      • South guy
        June 10, 2013

        GRANDBARIAN = people who pretend to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that they do not actually possess.

    • jr
      June 9, 2013

      your name says who you are

    • June 10, 2013

      Do you really know the meaning of hypocrite is it hypocritical to stand for what you believe

  123. ray
    June 9, 2013

    what mat doing there.he must find the row row

    • Anonymous
      June 9, 2013

      he is Matt uncle

      • Castle Bruce
        June 10, 2013

        So then if is Matt uncle why don’t he step back from covering this one.. He has to support his uncle and bias will always exist.

      • Curious
        June 10, 2013

        This is exactly why Matt should cover this. I don’t see bias darling. You guys just love to hate him. Why? He is the voice of many people, thanks bro. Stop hating him, and thank him.Our uncle is innocent,and he will maintain his innocence. The truth shall prevail, because God is stronger than evil. “If they crucified Jesus, who are you not to be crucified”? Let us all continue to prayer for this Jane Doe, Father Reggie, ourselves and our loved one.

    • >>>>>>>>
      June 9, 2013

      Isn’t Matt a Dominican? SOT!

    • Iz All Dat
      June 9, 2013

      Idiot Matt is a journalist, they don’t stay home and repeat gossip they chase the story.By the way the priest is his Moms biological brother, he well within his rights

  124. teacher
    June 9, 2013

    Well , I had to add my bit to this “drama” taking place here. I know this young woman personally (up close) and I leave nothing past her in this fiasco.If the priest did it well burn , but I have som serious doubts about this wolf , wolf individual. You have been known to shout wolf! wolf! before ,so why am I to believe you ?Simply , “Histrionic Personality Disorder” is what rings in my head . She has been preying on different families for sympathy which turns out to be all in the act.I pray God she comes out of this Ok , because to have a conscience running after you knowing what personality issues you carry is not an easy task. DNO PLEASE ADD MY COMMENT! I Know of what I speak

  125. June 9, 2013

    i agree protest war we making we are strong in the faith

  126. ray
    June 9, 2013

    ever since i know this priest i have always been hearing that he has relationships with women in society

  127. merlynB
    June 9, 2013

    THE FAMILY IN CANADA LOVE YOU FATHER REGINALD LA FLEUR HOLD STRONG.WE ARE PRAYING.WE KNOW THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT.

  128. CHILDREN OF PIERRO
    June 9, 2013

    dEAR PM

    Do you have anything to do with the pressuring of the BISHOP ?

    How comes the Parlrep wasn’t at the meeting?

    What was Ambrose doing in Grand Bay ?

    Why is it that the Newtown Lapo got involved up there and who dropped them there and bought lunch for them on the lar;lay?

    Is it true PM that there may be other Demonstrations later next week for the Newtown Man who is in jail in England ?

    DNO help us get those answers

    THE demonstarion was in poor taste and that evil government must fall….where there is smoke there is fire.
    Pray for the girl
    we have kids to

  129. NY NY
    June 9, 2013

    Can anyone assist the most listened to radio station in Dominica Q95…

    with back up power (Generator) or donate one to them….

    having to listen to kari and DBS for my updates on the Grandbay uprising re catholic affair this am after their was power outage in town..

    Management of Q95 Radio needs to address the situation speedily..

    Can’t have a Radio Station in this day and age without back up power elements.

  130. AMBROSE FAINTED
    June 9, 2013

    GRANDBAY have demonstration for priests and NewTOWN people may well be planning BIG BIG BIG DAY-BAR for their drugKING
    DNO help me please
    what is dominica coming to
    I ask da sort Vibes and they couldn’t ansa?

    • June 16, 2013

      Hello. I don’t know what’s happening to our Country. It seems like we going backwards and our people just want to close their eyes.

  131. mahalia
    June 9, 2013

    many years ago when he was a priest in pointe michel, where i am from, similar accusations were made against him. But it was swept under the carpet, as usual. The girl in question was ridiculed by the community to the point where she got a nervous breakdown. In the end he was transferred to a far community. This has been happening for awhile, and it is time someone takes a stand. We need to open our eyes and stop being hypocrites.

  132. him
    June 9, 2013

    Good move by the Bishop. Discipline him, once the evidence is present.

  133. Mesye mesdames
    June 9, 2013

    Jane doe since u are now coming clean please let all go. There is more on your chest. Please write to all the family and ask for forgiveness for their happy family homes u almost destroyed over the years to. The abuse may or may not have happened but knowin u I don’t know what to believe.

  134. Kick back
    June 9, 2013

    I wouldn’t put any thing past Jane Doe. Like others who were accused before him Regie Lafleur will be exonerated. Wait peeps and you will find out that this is a fabricated story just like before

    • TRUTH BE TOLD!
      June 9, 2013

      So, because she is a ‘so and so’ according to you, she has no right to look for justice for what was allegedly done to her as a child! Who knows, maybe it is that abuse that made her what you think she is today. Sexual abuse can have different negative consequences on the victims.

  135. Anonymous
    June 9, 2013

    the man has a life of his own

    • dominican
      June 9, 2013

      I hope when someone will make an allegation against the bishop he will act fast too.

  136. Anonymous
    June 9, 2013

    Ali grand bay people toooo like noticing and that’s factssss

    • Anonymous
      June 9, 2013

      Grand Bay people not like all you…when they decide to stand in solidarity, they stand in solidarity.
      They not like certain political parties who will huff and puff and call for boots on the ground and when the day arrives they all chicken out..

    • directioner
      June 9, 2013

      mind ur buisness my brother!!! :twisted:

    • jr
      June 9, 2013

      even if we want noticing it would not be from idiots like you

  137. joan
    June 9, 2013

    to all those people who say that priests should marry…first of all, married men commit adultry…2nd of all one is innocent until proven guilty. God is the only judge and until Fr. Lafleur is proven guilty in a court of law or wherever, he is innocent. has anyone checked the background of the accuser. the old saying “give a dog a bad name” seems to be the order of the day. because its a priest? rumor has it and i say rumor that all priests that pass through portsmouth are guilty too, police man and even a step father, so people, check what your thoughts are and think before you post comments on line. Our Lord was surrounded by sinners, mary madgeline, peter who denied christ 3 times and upon whom he built his church…i could go on but will end by saying, to keep fr lafleur in your prayers and also the accuser whom i am sure is in need of prayers.

  138. born again
    June 9, 2013

    first of all sunday worship is WRONG. second priests should be allowed to marry a wife and have children… but the bishop approach is wrong. the woman leave the roman catholic church, going pentecostal now, fabricate her story, at least she didnt say the priest bug her… but these people have a history…all birds flock together but some will still be corbo… they lying like tim, and if is true then the priest should go and all those others that know they living wrong should go too… now is the start of the laundering cycle… :lol: :lol: :lol: signs of the end of times. that bishopis a makakwi…you giving the woman, an anti-catholic, a holiday for acusing your clergy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  139. doh do dat
    June 9, 2013

    Let Rasta run the church till this is resolved.

  140. weezib
    June 9, 2013

    some of these people are not even catholics but they are showing solidarity with their people which is very commendable

  141. Anonymous
    June 9, 2013

    If the bishop did not take action what would other people say. I am sure more will come forward.

  142. Sout Man
    June 9, 2013

    I want to commend Bishop Gabriel Malzaire for having the courage and foresight to discipline any member of the priesthood who has serious allegations brought against him. Are those Grand Bay Catholics not aware of the sexual scandals by Catholic priests in the United States and the cover ups by the Bishops? The Pope has asked the Bishops to be tough on sexual molesters in the church.

    To those of you who blame the alleged “victim” for coming out now to report the abuse after 19 years, shame on you. Sexual crimes have no time limit. The victim sometimes feels shame, guilt and embarrassment. Some of the sexual abuses in the USA took more than 19 years before the victims had the courage to come forward.

    Priests have powerful psychological grips on their flock. We were brought up to believe that they can cast evil spirits. It’s alleged that they can shake their robes and have you mesmerized. So, please back off and let the investigation reveal the truth. We do not know if it’s consensual sex, child molestation or a lie. But such allegations warrant an investigation and suspension. As a “man of God” Fr. La Fleur will hopefully step forward and tell the truth.

    So Grand Bay must avoid being the laughing stock of the world, knowing what priests are capable of. They are all men and we all have sinned and come short of thy glory. If he is innocent, that will be revealed too. People of the South and DA in general, are you the type who blame your daughter when she reports sexual molestation or rape? Chew on that!!

    • born again
      June 9, 2013

      arent they not aware a married pastor recently made a former abort 9 maybe more times… what is your point sir/madam… every church in dominica have skeleton. innocent until proven guilty… the plaitiff have a lot of baggage. i sure is she that arouse the priest and tempt him…omg, how many more…………..look am no angel but there is something fundamentally wrong here. the truth will come out soon, miss possie :lol: :lol: :lol: come from ah priestly family too… look roro, more to come

    • Winnie
      June 9, 2013

      It was even more shameful to see so many women in that protest. I commend the Bishop for taking such stance until the matter is fully investigated.

    • Black Carib
      June 9, 2013

      I agree 1000% Sout man, at a time when we are trying to deal with sexual crimes we should not be rooting for people accused of such. Let the authorities do their work. It does not matter how much you like the person realize that an issue has to be dealt with. Suppose it was one of you all here in Grandbay or one of your children had abused him I really wonder if the reactions would be the same. And what if there is enough evidence against him. What if more persons come forward. I think we are too short-sighted and narrow-minded and we let our emotions get in the of what we ought to do.

      Last year at this time in a particular Caribbean country, there were a spate of cases of horrific child abuse and the authorities were scrambling to deal with it and calling on parents and children to report such cases. Well, one child did.She reported a teacher who touched her inappropriately and do you know how the school and community reacted. Teachers, other parents and her own peers took to the streets protesting in favor of the accused teacher and called her (the child) a snitch. How more foolish can we get as Carribean people!!!

      It doesn’t matter how nice a teacher or priest is these are the ones who are likely to abuse because they win people’s confidence easily. Can’t we see that? Open all you eyes.

      Shame on those Grandbay parishoners. SHAME!!!

      • Black Carib
        June 9, 2013

        “children had “abused” him I” sorry that should be children had accused him.

    • Anonymous
      June 9, 2013

      This is not America, America have corrupted all of you

    • Blessed
      June 10, 2013

      Sout man
      I am very very disappointed in the people of grandbay. They are not even sure this was the only case and they are not even interested in knowing the truth. What if this priest did sexually abuse this girl when she was a child????

  143. grand bay we come ou
    June 9, 2013

    We stand our ground don’t need you alls consent. Just remember we lead you all flow. We did not ask for help we are a strong people. If the bishop think he man we will take it to another level. We are not afraid of our shadow. So u all can kiss our behinds.

    • T
      June 9, 2013

      You definitely lead in ignorance. Good thing you only represent yourself. I know many people from your village you don’t represent.

    • Ashamed
      June 9, 2013

      I really don’t think all people from Grandbay think like you, idiot. So speak for yourself and all the others who came out to beat up the bishop.

    • Review
      June 9, 2013

      I don’t think everyone from Grand Bay is in this ignorant talk with you.

    • Aie aie aie
      June 9, 2013

      smh

    • Tijhan
      June 9, 2013

      which just proves that you are not interested in what is wrong or right. you just want to have your own way regardless. is that what being a catholic is all about? such ignorance!

    • ----------------
      June 9, 2013

      Such ignorance! That’s what you stand for!

    • budman
      June 9, 2013

      such a classy individual you are!

    • zon machaste oui
      June 9, 2013

      is that the spirit of Christ? To be protesting and asking pple to kiss your behind? My word, you all need to reflect on what spirit would encourage you to love evil more than shauning the evil doing.

    • ....................
      June 9, 2013

      It must have been fools like you protesting against the right action taken by the bishop. Your level of ignorance is unprecedented. WOW!

    • BE FAIR!!
      June 16, 2013

      Your way of thinking and terrible grammar alone speak volumes on your level of intelligence and knowledge, I don’t need to say more SMH

  144. Annon
    June 9, 2013

    I didn’t read the letter, if you did, was she under age at the time?
    That’s important, old friend of mine popular priest or not.

    • Tijhan
      June 9, 2013

      and even if she wasn’t underage he is a priest and is meant to abstain.

  145. My Mouth Is Mine
    June 9, 2013

    After 19 years your coming forth with this,I don’t know what your motive for this

    • T
      June 9, 2013

      Some people come out with this over 50 years from it happening. So listen to your news. Make use of your TV.

    • Ashamed
      June 9, 2013

      Do not think of the adult now! Rather, think of the child that was molested. You might want to be bias towards the adult, so bear the child in mind as you carry out your judgment.

    • Black Carib
      June 9, 2013

      If you were abused 19 years ago and you had not dealt with it you would be trying to do something about it now too. better late than never.

      My mouth is mine too

    • Anonymous
      June 9, 2013

      When people don’t know any better they will run up their mouth and come out with all sort of things,Some people think that because others are in certain position in life they are incapable of committing certain acts, Sexual abuse is rife within the Catholic Church, this in not so say it isn’t happening in other religions, but it’s a disease within the Catholic community. and it can take a long time for people to disclose that they have been abuse, for a number of reasons, fear of not being believed, like what is happening right now, shame, and embarrassment, and many, many more reasons, Check out the news on England, Ireland, America, and other place where this sort of ting has happened to men and women over 50 plus years, and it’s just being disclosed, because of sexual abuse by their Priest, many have killed themselves, become alcoholics, drug addicts, also turn around and abuse others, and most of the time it’s done by trusted, and so called respected in the community, This person found the courage to speak out about if after a long time , and good for them, stand strong, while all those ignorant people demonstrate. they are not in your shoe. Well done for speaking out about it…

    • koox
      June 9, 2013

      I am still trying to find out Jane Doe’s motive. Yes if fr reggie is guilty he should not let this escalate like this. But if he is innocent why would some one come up with that. I hope she doesnot think that the church has money. (for compensation) :-| :-|

      • Truth
        June 10, 2013

        You are so right because one of her letters stated that she needed money and that she was being ignored.
        It would be interesting to read her ‘little diary’. I stop talk papa, too much too mention!!!

  146. POSSIE opposition
    June 9, 2013

    TIYANI is right DLP is really falling down
    LOOK they hold the Big man SHAKES right in England
    NOW Grand Bay people making noise
    ANOTHER LABOUR PARTY PREAChERMAN FOLLOWING BJ
    Now I see the fruits of our walk around the ministry and Financial center
    Workers prayers answering NO MORE MONEY TO FINANCE CAMPAIGN IN NEWTOWN and the whole south for DLP…I so happy that that government is now falling….what a month we have of june and more to come..it just start man!!!!!

  147. Only Vice
    June 9, 2013

    My comment did not get posted on the story yesterday , so I’m trying again !!!!

    Sadly most of us will point fingers at the victim and ask why now, why after all those years. If the victim came forward years ago we would still doubt her. So many of our children are sexually assaulted and molested daily , and they are scared to come forward because they fear society will call them lairs , we accuse them of wanting attention , we even go as far as saying they might want money . Everyone is not built the same way emotionally or mentally, sometimes it takes years for the victim to build up that courage to come forward. We are so set in our ways that the people we believe in and look up to as our pillars in Society we believe they can do no wrong, many of our so call men and women of God use the church to cover their deadly sins. I was born and raised in the Catholic Church, but who am I to say this young lady isn’t telling the truth. We never believe until it hits home, my best friend was abused for many years by one of her family members and only spoke about it a couple years ago, scared to come forward because family / friends might doubt her… And that’s what wrong with us today , we’re no longer our brother’s keeper , quick to doubt our brother , but so easy to believe that our so call Role models and pillars of society can do no wrong .

  148. FED UP DOMINICAN
    June 9, 2013

    Am I missing something here?. Are we meant to be worshiping the priest or God.

    Do we go to church for the priest or God?

    Would Fr Lafleur Condone this protest?

    I am one that believes that the Bishop did the right thing.

  149. Anonymous
    June 9, 2013

    That “Jane Doe” woman have a bad habit for doing that to men in prestigous position. She have issues. Watch out for her… She does not get her way, and she will act like some kind of whistleblower. Bishop fell for her BS unfortunately at Father LaFleur mercy… He will regret, and so will the woman. No late to say sorry, you damaged his name already. But he will pray for you.

  150. stones
    June 9, 2013

    anyone who has no sin in their life should step forward and throw the first stone. That sentence is often cited as a reminder to avoid judging others when there are faults in your own life that need to be addressed.

  151. Weh Papa
    June 9, 2013

    Hmmmmm, we shouldn’t bring politics into this… Politicians don’t have no part to play in this allegation. Further 19 years is way to long to bring out a story that happen long time ago sweety if he did it he’s totally wrong n should get penalized but if your only making a story up totally wrong too. Way tooooooo long 19 years awa we…… U went through all this years with such humiliation.

  152. say it loud
    June 9, 2013

    Believe me there is more to come. The priest knows that. He is shaking in his boots.

  153. June 9, 2013

    well my grand mother always saying is time 4 dem to expose dem priest………..well d lady self she do right come out he have to burn

  154. Get REal
    June 9, 2013

    People lets us look at things with a cool head. Nineteen years is pretty long. We dont know the true facts so please stop the condemenation of both victim and perpetrator if there was really a crime committed.

    The Bishop on the other hand badly handled the situation. Bishop where is your forgiving heart?
    Did you call Lafleur in together with the young lady to hold a serious discourse or were you pressured into acting?
    Catholic leaders like all the Protestant churches are all guilty of some level of abuse. Abuse of woman, abuse of money, abuse of material wealth.Le Bab comarad aou pwi difay, prends glow avec wosay saou.

  155. femmedominique
    June 9, 2013

    I hate to believe that this is HOW my Dominica has arrived. I grew up knowing and am still very aware that WRONG is WRONG. While growing up, my mother and neighbor were always at each other for very simple things ( e.g. her pig getting loose and digging our flowers)and I remember on one of these many occasions they had a quarrel. The following day after their Quarrel, on my way to school I saw the neighbor and decided to pass her straight without greeting her (good morning)that very same neighbor went right up to my mother’s door and informed her I passed her without saying ‘good morning” well my skin paid for it and of course am repeating the story today so one should know it never happened again and up till now I have passed it down to my own kids. The point is, WRONG is WRONG and we should STOP harboring the Wrongs, why do we correct our kids? its simply because we love them. Protestors while you have a right to protest, I think your cause is WRONG, you should wait and allow the Process to take it’s course, what you are allowing to happen is “other victims to come forward” which in some cases may still be ‘children”.

  156. Glanvillia
    June 9, 2013

    How long she took to come forward isn’t the issue. How much the priest is loved, or the church is hated isn’t the issue. People have several sides to them and it’s not beyond reason that someone can claim a priest molested them and it turns out true. However knowing the person that some are calling VICTIM,hmmmmmmm… Dominicans I urge you to approach this one with caution. There are too many people hurting as a result of abuse, for somebody to make a career out of accusing others and the bishop not knowing to just up and jump on it. I don’t know if Reggie know or touch that person, but GOD himself not even Reggie have to tell me this happened with the person in question………………and while I would want to hang out a white kerchief and embrace someone who has gone through this, I’m hard pressed to find any sympathy where this person is concerned……………….This is no laughing matter, we may very well have an army of victims who truly need sympathy and justice but alas not this one. Woman I know you reading the blogs, you were on FB all morning, end this charade………….

    • D/ca all the way
      June 9, 2013

      well said…I think she needs a life and lifetime therapy.

    • June 9, 2013

      I do not know the person and I do not really care who she is, but is it possibly, based on your comment that you know that person, that she may be telling the truth. Is it possible that she did not come forward earlier because she knew some people would not believe her. It really does not matter how old she is, how long it took to speak up, or her reputation, which is now in question, she feel it is past time to make known she is in pain. Abuse come in different forms. I think that woman is telling the truth. People do not fabricate molestation. True LaFleur should counter the woman’s statement. The truth ALWAYS come out.

    • CB
      June 10, 2013

      Why should the woman end this, why can’t you call on the priest to make a comment. Confession is good for the soul. I hope when others come from the woodwork you won’t say you know them too. You guys have become so accustom to rape that it seems normal. Statutory rape is still rape.

  157. jr
    June 9, 2013

    the Psch unit in Dominica kidnapping sane teacher and putting them in mental institution while crazy b****es are allowed to disrupt people lives…………..Why will Dr Benji and his team not send the SSU and pick her up so he could council her? Are you telling me that the bishop of the Diocese of Roseau has no faith or confidence in Benji that he had to send that woman away to Trinidad for three long months while Fr Reggie was kept in the dark? Now the woman want more money the bishop sending the priest on leave.

  158. Granbayrian
    June 9, 2013

    Matthew7:5″You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” John 8:7 “Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.” Bishop Malzaire & all you FOOLISH Domies In Cans commenting under this post, we are all sinners GET OVER IT! If he did it, he’s wrong, but who are we to judge? If God didn’t give us chances we all would have already perished in the disgust of our sins! Take out the skeletons in your closet Bishop, before you feel you are in the position to judge Father La Fleur… Remember, God made Adam for Eve & not Adam for Steve! #Don’tJudgeMe

  159. Kabwit
    June 9, 2013

    Marigot shut up, you have the guts to say all Grand Bay people can do is cause trouble? It is only in Marigot there are so many unsolved murders. You all see the murders and everyone keeps silent these things donot happen in Grand Bay.

    • hmmmm
      June 9, 2013

      Kabwit I need to make it abundantly clear to u that those 9 or so unsolved murders were in Wesley. Get it correct. That’s two separate villages!!SMH

    • Anonymous
      June 9, 2013

      what you know about unsolved murderd in marigot get your facts striaght my dear u do’nt know any thing about us i love the priest he is my friend but please know what you saying

    • Anonymous
      June 9, 2013

      marigot talking, dey never coming forward that is where hypocrites lie

  160. pragmatic
    June 9, 2013

    I glad DNO not taking out all you comment…labanne moddarrah…is so we allowing them men to abuse our children in Dominica. There is no justice for abused children, adults and women…I feel for the young lady now toute soucouyah will be working one poor human being..she finnibat. It takes time to come out and speak up…do we know what she was going through, many have spoken some 20 years on and there abusers always go down.

    • Anonymous
      June 9, 2013

      I agree with you…it took me over 11 years to talk and it was only because I knew I was an adult and not one soul could have touched me for speaking out. Secondly I had the same thought as you do…them evil Grandbay people are going to work some obeah there wi…lol

    • public. eye
      June 9, 2013

      Stupid chile.. Shut.up…if d person had say he take out their dyab on dem i wud believe.. But abuse… Awa not fada lafleur.. Pa sala..sorry liar.. You in hell already..sutan going to shake on you. Njoy TnT whilw.it last tootoo mwem ps jalou ou

  161. Mabooche
    June 9, 2013

    “Dominicans where their ignorance as a badge of honour” – the Late Pierre Charles, The Former Prime Minister and MP for Grand Bay.

    • Anonymous
      June 11, 2013

      What do you get when politics take over church. Chaos and confrontation

  162. TV
    June 9, 2013

    When these things happen reporters need to investigate the character making the statement. Let us know what life they live. Is that person capable of making statements that are faulse. It is unfortunate when one would make some allegation that will hurt an innocent person. How is that going to be proven. Most times before a report is brought to the source by the victim they would have told some one about it. We need to do like the international reporters we see on the TV news.

  163. POSITIVELY DOMINICAN
    June 9, 2013

    The Bishop has to also speak and act on the allegations of corruption that is killing Dominica. He is extremely tight-lipped on the matters that Dominicans are very concerned about.

    We need a positive spiritual voice in DA. The church needs to speak up!!!!!!

    • dominican
      June 9, 2013

      that is why I believe someone has a hidden agenda.

  164. unknown
    June 9, 2013

    Ummmmmm…..really people…it doesnt matter how long it took for the woman to speak up…if u silly ppl would think u all would kno tht abuse is sensitive n bck then go tell someone priest or pastor etc do u ting…is licks u would get….and the woman has a reasons…if is true at least she finally speak out…some pl die wit these secrets…they never leave ok lives even if u think they do…these things leave scars…so stop being hypocrites and takin sides before u all kno all the facts..Dominicans are full of it when they ready….these ppl protesting and they dont kno wat transpired..were u all there?..NO…jeez…

    • c
      June 9, 2013

      Same thing I saying there wi…they all the way in Grandbay and they know all what happening in the presbetery in Possie wi…lol This world is made up of all kinds.

  165. Krunch Tyme
    June 9, 2013

    Just Imagine what they would have done if skeritt was found guilty of foreign passport possession. De entire dominica would have burnt down.

    They may have a right to protest, but their style of protest, even man-handling the bishop was high-handed and inappropriate to the matter at hand. This is a clerical matter and should be dealt in a clerical way.

    Ironically, when these same people are abused and neglected by secular politicians, they take it quietly like lambs, some even saying “bondiay bon”

  166. real man
    June 9, 2013

    can u all see how funny it is when some ppl just want to talk , one question to that person whose id. is SAY IT AS IT IS , HAVE ANYONE FROM GRANDBAY SAY THE PRIEST HAS DONE THEM ANYTHING ? you talking like u know something , then bring it out, those priest a like us, so what a u talking about , tel that woman come out and talk and don’t stay in doors and talk

  167. TIYANI
    June 9, 2013

    where are my comments
    it is time that we stand up for this young Portsmouth hurting lady and get rid of those labour cabalist and clean up this Catholic church lon live ALLAH

    • Anonymous
      June 9, 2013

      Where Labour coming in that? Idiot!!!!!!!

    • Whyke
      June 9, 2013

      Do u know the lady, they publish Fr La fleur put her name.

    • Whyke
      June 9, 2013

      I not standing up for her at all.

    • Anonymous
      June 9, 2013

      This about the people of grand bay and their parish priest. Not the DLP. They are not interested in your politics.

  168. Disappointed...
    June 9, 2013

    After reading some of these comments, no wonder why victims stay that long before even coming forward. Being a victim myself a frend also from being molested by a priest in Dominica we were told we need to hush up with the foolishness…shit I even got a whooping for saying it, I can’t believe people still act that way….2 men holding hands walking down the street is quicker to get stoned than the man on the pulpit stuffing and touching allu children…WHAT A SHAME WAKE UP DOMINICA!!

    • Sout
      June 9, 2013

      LIAR LIAR

    • Black Carib
      June 9, 2013

      I cannot say how much I agree with you and as I keep saying is people we like and least expect are the ones to abuse children and then we like hypocrite on the media “crying” about child abuse and abuse in general saying we want to deal with it. We are “shooting” ourselves in the leg and looking like laughing stock when we cover up these things.

      SHAME on us for true SHAME!!!

  169. Rama
    June 9, 2013

    Most of these comments are just plain silly and stink of malice. The Catholic bishop did the right thing. If he had buried the incident and it was found out later, he would have hell to pay from people’s dirty mouths. The procedure, as I understand it, is for the allewged perpetrator to be placed on leave and removed from local ministry. It also appears that the Bishop was satisfied with the evidence he was presented with to the point of arranging therapy for the victim. The demonstrators at Grandbay are puting their personal feelings for Fr. Lafleur before the good of the church and the victim. This cannot be. I have known Lafleur since he was a yoiung boy from Mahaut and going to the St. Maryt’s Academy. I like the guy personally but if he created a situation of scandal in the Church, he should be dealt with. And folks, this has nothing to do with celibacy. Married bishops,and pastors from non-Catholic churches, as well as rabbbis of the Jewish faith have been found wanting also. The sin nature is in all of us. Let us pray for each other, not place nonsensical comments on the internet. May God have mercy on us all! The Bishop acted appropriately and responsibly, and the Catholics at Grandbay need to do some soul searching. (Non-Catholic).

    • June 9, 2013

      You said it correctly, Rama. You said it just as I would have. Now, who are you Rama? I am Vincent Rolle from Mahaut / Belles / Laudat. I knew Reggie very well when he began as a priest assistant in the Massacre Catholic church in the early 1970’s. Reggie was indeed a fine gentleman and made it through the priesthood.

    • Black Carib
      June 9, 2013

      “The demonstrators at Grandbay are puting their personal feelings for Fr. Lafleur before the good…”

      Very, very true I could not have said it better myself.

    • Whyke
      June 9, 2013

      Non Catholic hold yr comment.

    • June 9, 2013

      Yes, he did the right thing in the first place, but right now, he is playing chicken to suite the people of Grand Bay! He has bowed to their wishes, proving to be a very weak man pressured by people displaying the slave mentality!

      Remember the priest Aaron, Moses brother when Moses went to talk to God on the mountain. Well, Aaron helped to build the golden calf, which the people worshipped, and eventually blame the people for making him do it!

      I see no different between him now and this so called bishop of Roseau.

      Now as usual call me what you like say anything nasty about me that’s okay!

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • %
        June 9, 2013

        I agree with you on that one. The bishop is indeed very weak, and no one can successfully defend that. VERY WEAK INDEED!

  170. Openeyes Observer
    June 9, 2013

    Yet again it’s hard to believe what is going on here in Dominica. Protests about a priest for what he did or didn’t do many years ago. I see that people have the time, patience and know-how to protest. Why not put that effort into protesting against events that we definitely know is happening here in Dominica, like lack of job creation, lack of exporting our goods, better education and medical care for all, housing for all, mental care help, help for adults and children of abuse and better roads etc. These things I believe are worth protesting about, not for a priest who might be guilty (we have to admit that we don’t know the truth as we were not physically present at the time). Wake up Dominica, we are sleep walking most of the time!

  171. WoodCock
    June 9, 2013

    This situation is pathetic. The Bishop takes a decision based on information reaching him and this is the reaction of the congregation? It is time that Dominicans understand that morals and ethics are the principle pillars on which our institutions are built. If we abandon these values then this God given island will continue to sink further into the abyss.

    • lang
      June 9, 2013

      go and take cutlass for land still
      you too stupid
      senator down north eating your food
      what la fleur do all you UWP FOOLZ

  172. lili
    June 9, 2013

    :-P :-P :-P :-P

  173. Zakolic
    June 9, 2013

    When Jesus, who is a good man, was condemned to be crucified, Pilate asked the crowd “Whom do you want free?” Jesus or Barabbas the killer? The all shouted “Barabbas”.

    It’s the same like 3 years ago when a young man was shot dead while jumping up in a carnival band in Grand Bay. Many of the same faces protesting in support of the alleged molester and sex offender, witnessed the shooting. Up to today, not one of them has come forward to give evidence to the police. So, the killer remains at large and MOUSE lost his life innocently just like that. What a shame to see hyppocrites in action.

    • Granbayrian
      June 9, 2013

      We are all sinners! stop accusing the man of something that no one has proof of. he never molested you.. you have not right to call him a molester. stupes

  174. unknown
    June 9, 2013

    I really hope this story is untrue… However,the thing we don’t realize, is that persons who are abused feel ashamed, and sometimes takes them years to overcome the trauma, hence the long wait before the lady came out. Although im not takin either sides and before we condemn either party we should allow Father lafleur to come out to say with his own mouth that this story was fa-fetched and untrue. I will note that the Bishop should have handled the matter a lot better. the truth will eventually come out, its only a matter of time

  175. Zakolic
    June 9, 2013

    When Jesus, who is a good man, was condemned to be crucified, Pilate asked the crowd whom do you want free? Jesus or Barabbas the killer? The all shouted Barabbas.

    It’s the same like 3 years ago when a young man was shot dead while jumping up in a carnival band in Grand Bay. Many of the same faces protesting in support of the alleged molester and sex offender, witnessed the shooting. Up to today, not one of them has come forward to give evidence to the police. So, the killer remains at large and MOUSE lost his life innocently just like that. What a shame to see hyppocrites in action.

  176. maindesk
    June 9, 2013

    There is more to this than we are being told. When any manager receives a complaint against a worker the first thing he does is call in the worker and the complainant together or separately and asks questions. Depending on the answers the manager decides on further action. This is surely what is going on here. People laughing as if they are wrongly accused or crying to get sympathy when they are accused does not make them guilty or innocent so come on Grandbay grow up. I have seen big church leaders swearing innocence on TV only to have to disappear later when the facts are known. The bishop has found grounds for serious action so he has taken action as he should and all this stupid protest is not doing God’s church any good. Would the people of GB want a priest who is an abuser to be saying mass and giving communion? I do not think so. The Vatican now has ordered the bishops to have zero tolerance for abusers so the bishop must act. Let the inquiry come to its conclusion first and prove the priest innocent or guilty. It is sad that even in our religion we stoop to making judgement only on whether we like someone or not. The Bible is clear-trust no man no matter how pretty or righteous he looks. The devil was the most beautiful angel in heaven. Man is carnal by nature, trust only God. So stop looking foolish standing outside your church well dressed for church and leaving God alone inside because of a priests who is just a man.

  177. %
    June 9, 2013

    Too many “SOO TEE WER” in Dominica, that’s why this country can never prosper.
    We will forever remain a poor and backward country until we stop CALLING WRONG RIGHT and RIGHT WRONG.
    I applaud the lady who was brave enough to say what he underwent 19 years ago. And for those of you who are saying its so long ago. I DON’T AGREE. Nineteen years ago is like yesterday.
    PROTESTING FOR A DARN WRONG THING. SHAME ON THEM!

  178. Mario Balotelli
    June 9, 2013

    so because d priest is allu friend and allu like him anything he do is acceptable …….in can 50 years ago let him pay 4 his dues…….

  179. Afraid for DA
    June 9, 2013

    So that is how Dominica come now! A las I really afraid for my country. It is sad that we have no moral conscience those days. WRONG is RIGHT and RIGHT is WRONG. It is time we stop this nonesense and develope some moral ethics. Not because we LIKE a person that we have to continue to tolarate or uphold them even when the are doing stuff that is morally wrrong. This is not love. If we love someone we have to help them do what is right. The bible speaks to sparing the rode and spoiling the child. It is not meant for only children but for all of us as children of God. It is sad to see what is happening. When we appoint people to lead us and when the few leaders trying to do the right thing they get little support. Anyways I will say no more but to ask the people of Dominica to pray for Dominica because we are really heading down a misguided path.

    • Anonymous
      June 9, 2013

      Afraid of DA you should be ashamed of yourself cause whatever you put on the Internet about your country is what others see. So if you’re so afraid of your own country who wouldn’t. Really you had nothing to say so please take a back seat and shut the hell up. Maybe you left DA not long ago yet diminishing your country. Shame on ya.

    • Muslim_Always
      June 9, 2013

      When Allah/God is divorced from the state morality becomes relative thus the destruction of the society.

    • nana
      June 9, 2013

      Who are we to judge him and find him guilty even before a hearing. Maybe I should write a letter to the President telling him how I was molested by the Prime Minister at age 12! Lets see if he would be put on administrative leave. There are ways to go about doing things and this one was not dealt with justly. And that’s what the people are saying

    • KING-TOT
      June 9, 2013

      please get the facts first before you dare make a stupid comment.Just Ask Portsmouth people about the incident 19 years ago,then make an informed comment.

      • Vivian
        June 9, 2013

        Which Portsmouth people that King-Tot? You right, we should all be asked about the numerous allegations of abuse she has made even on family members and dead relatives. Keep encouraging her to lie on people by playing crazy. The woman curse, maybe the banker who almost drank grammaxone in 1984 because of her lies should come forward! All you wicked not true. Why is money she want?

    • JUDGE DRED
      June 9, 2013

      misguided is not a strong enough word to describe dominicans moral integrity and to what or who they are obligated too.
      so sad for a nation

    • watch hw u speak
      June 9, 2013

      Alas what?….dis is nting compeared to what other countires going throu…u must what how u speak.life n death is in d power of the tongue….nting wrng in peaceful protest it jus depends on d way they handle evryting..

    • Black Carib
      June 9, 2013

      That is true all those people we like like and like so much is they that likely to abuse children and others. Let us not mind our business.

  180. watching d vibes
    June 9, 2013

    I have come to one conclusion,that is truth is not important to Dominican anymore

  181. Not vex
    June 9, 2013

    Dominicans wake up, remember sometime ago people spoke on the air about visions. Well fr la Fleur have been doing well, bishop dnt want an overthrow, next is the police force turn, cause their is a tall coparal who is an inspiration to the force and all now they dnt want him up due to wat he does , helping , taking out evil etc. Open all u eyes police, a rasta and a priest nobody likes them

    • JUDGE DRED
      June 9, 2013

      idiot, and people leaving their properties to priest and church… doh put rasta in allu ting..
      police are liked now because is politics they playing instead of stoping crime..

  182. Garteh Wass
    June 9, 2013

    19 YEARS ago!!!!!!!! was she in a coma? PLEASSSSSEEEE!!!!! stupes

    • %
      June 9, 2013

      This is just yesterday my boy/girl. Plus you should know that coming out in public with something like this is not easy. So be smart! OK!

    • Anonymous
      June 9, 2013

      abuse is abuse! Comma or not! Priest or not! Wrong is wrong. The cloth does not protect you. Look at what the Catholic church is going through in the US and other parts of the world. What made you think priests in Dominica was removed from that? He should stand trial! But then again, the Prime minister and his cohorts does whatever they want and get away with it so what now? Our land has decended into lawlessness.

      I saw put the priest in jail, put the prime minister in jail and the arsonist in jail and live Dominica to those who want to abide by the laws to enjoy it.

    • Catherina C. Allan
      June 9, 2013

      It is unconsionable for you to ask this question. Coma or no Coma, a priest is not absolved of the responsibility and morality to respect the young lady. He is not above the law. How would you like if this young lady was your family member, daughter or sister.

      I can tell you point blank if it was my daughter Reggie Lafleur would not have a hiding place in the world. I would find him before the corrupt police and judicial system and the corrupt government find him and deal with him in my own way. That would be the end of the story right there!!!!!

      Dominicans I have some land to sell,this lawless land frightens me.

      • June 9, 2013

        Shhhsss you wouldn’t have done anything. Just big mouth you have. Where is her family in all this?

    • abraod
      June 9, 2013

      Sad that ignorant individuals like you exist and can’t open your eyes. No wonder so many of our kids in DA experience sexual assault and is afraid to speak about for exactly that reason, ignorant comments like this. There’s NO support for them and even sending the woman to Trinidad for counselling is pathetic. And FYI people suffer in secret and out of fear for many reasons. So educate your self instead of making such ignorant comments, Ciao

      • inocent
        June 9, 2013

        If it is ture and you did not speak when you should have spoken, then you should forever hold your peace, right now there is, and can’t have no medical report, what evidence is there to condemn the man? we seeing too many things on T V and we are inductrinated by them ps do not try that in D A.

    • Winnie
      June 9, 2013

      That is what rape can do to you.

  183. commenter
    June 9, 2013

    dno, where’s the report on the Bishop’s statement? ?? It’s after 10am!

  184. saying it as it is.
    June 9, 2013

    if Grandbay people doe behave them self earthquake will take their church building just like possie own, because of all the Abomination that taking place their, take allyou boy children to see the doctor, then you will understand.

  185. hell hath no fury
    June 9, 2013

    those people have blight? who disturbs church, where they claim the presence of the lord is?

  186. saying it as it is.
    June 9, 2013

    what if those little Boyz come out and complain, what will Grandbay People do and say ?

    • jojo
      June 10, 2013

      what happens in the dart will come out,god knows everything!

  187. "O" STRESS"
    June 9, 2013

    I wonder if the police was involved in this matter maybe some would be calling on the police to reveal “JANE DOE” real name, read thru the lines but realize how powerful the church is? At least no one gets in their business, hope all sides get their wish who in the kitchen always feeling the heat. I am praying for all parties involved.

  188. Truth be told
    June 9, 2013

    What kind of sick society has Dominica become? Who are those people asking “after all those years, now she speaking out?” and they say they are Christians, Lord!They are angry with the victim! Crucify him (her), crucify him (her) and give us Barabbas instead they shouted – do you hear yourselves Dominicans? Give the woman a chance and wait to hear the facts and let the Church decide. The Priest may be innocent and he may be guilty – stand down people and let the Church do the right thing. Justice has no time limit, so yes she is allowed to come out and speak after all this time. Do you think God will ask her, “after all this time?”

  189. Winnie
    June 9, 2013

    Let them stay outside, it is time to clean up God’s house. These people need Jesus, they are so tied up in religion that they will not hear anything else. If the preacher name call in a mess, it needs to be investigated, so the church did the right thing. Let them protest.

  190. Anonymous
    June 9, 2013

    The bishop should never go back grand bay. He has one of the best masses and this is how they react? How can u disagree to the head of the church in Dominica. He know he’s job better than anyone in the country

  191. John Paul
    June 9, 2013

    Dominica is one Topsy turvy place! 500 Years of abuse and finally a Bishop Makes an investigation Public and puts the Priest on leave.Instead of saying “He did the right thing ” The congregation is saying “Give Him back we dont care what He did we love Him”.Why not wait for the Investigation to take it’s course?They dont even want the investigation the Victim is Admonished again and again!This should scare any other victims from disclosing abusive Priests and this is what has been going on from the time these Religions came to Waitukubuli!

    • Peeping Tom
      June 9, 2013

      In Dominica, justice is blinded by love and hate. If you are popular, your supporters will never see any wrong and will never chastise you. On the other hand, those who despise you, will never stop to persecute you, even if you are innocent of their accusations. Justice Dominican style!

      Why not just let the investigation unfold?

      • Truth be told
        June 9, 2013

        I never thought that I would ever agree with Peeping Tom on DNO but today we speak the same language for justice!

      • Peeping Tom
        June 9, 2013

        Awww :-D come one, Truth be told, you know you always silently and reluctantly agree with Peeping Tom.

      • Anonymous
        June 10, 2013

        I agree with you so much it’s not even funny but the same is true about those we sing ” we love our PM” and it is so ironic that many of those come from the same community. I hope you will be saying the same thing to ur friends and allow the IPOD to carry out its investigation.

      • Papa Dom
        June 10, 2013

        I hate to have to agree with you but this time I do, hahahahaha. However I wish you will say the same thing to your friends who are trying to prevent the IPOD commission from carrying out its investigations. So from now on we won’t hear ” but we love our PM”

    • YesI
      June 9, 2013

      I guess that’s why your family memeber is helping to propel the “investigation” writing the letters and all, but all you will find out.

  192. Zakolic
    June 9, 2013

    They worship and they know not why they worship. This shows me that the Grand Bay catholics have their faith in man and not in God. Silly eh! A clear picture that they do not put God first. They are a bunch of hyppocrites. Well, maybe they are like the blind leading the blind.

    • angel
      June 9, 2013

      thats a good point its like they dont even know god for themselves. Poor these ppl

      • Anonymous
        June 9, 2013

        These Grandbay people dont know if they are coming or going? I dont even think they know why they attend church. Ever been to a function at this church?? (funeral for e.g) This is the most disrespectful congregation I have come across. I dont expect anything better. Learn to respect authority and let the investigation take its course.Protest my foot!!!!!

      • June 9, 2013

        Not GrandBay alone…. All over Dominica you see this happening

    • MIA
      June 9, 2013

      Remember the saying….”sa peh la di, se sa” :-D
      You’re right, it’s the blind leading the blind.

  193. DC
    June 9, 2013

    I am compelled to comment. I do not know what transpired since there is no elaboration on the woman’s side, however, the Almighty knows and sees everything. I have consulted with Mr. LeFleur a few times, and i must say that he was very professional. This is a man who has brought families back together, put joy in the lives of the despair, and all that through prayers. Our land is currently plagued by evil, therefore, i have no doubt that many forces are fighting against him, since he has such a powerful gift. I hope the Bishop did a thorough investigation, since there have been other alleged situations in regards to other Priests, however, this is the first time that i read such action had been taken. If the allegations are true, then i feel the pain of the victim, sexual abuse can scar an individual for life. If not Mr. LaFleur be comforted by the life of the Savior, he endured alot, but never gave up. In the mean time, the Mr. LeFleur that i met is humble, sympathetic, wants to see families unite, goes the extra mile to assist. May the Almighty take control of this situation.

    • John Paul
      June 9, 2013

      “Whatever You sow so shall ye reap” If you sow good You reap good and if You sow bad You reap bad .The good does not cancel the bad unfortunately.

    • Catherina C. Allan
      June 9, 2013

      Has anyone considered that this young lady may have been wronged? Anyone at all? How would you feel if that was your daughter or son?

      How do you think she is feeling now? Priest or no priest? Wrong is wrong!!! Coma or no comma, Why are you guys making her a villan? In my view she is courageous to bring to light what many people hide under the mattress.

      • Truth
        June 10, 2013

        If it is true. So you just want everybody to be on her side? I am not saying she is lying or telling the truth. But you need to hear the two sides of the story. We all know or have an idea of what the young lady is going through. But Do you have any idea what LaFleur is going through or you just don’t care. There is no need for biasness in a situation like this. They are both victims of something or someone. She may be or may not be a victim of his and he, a victim of the devil) Let the truth be revealed and then you can vent against laFleur is he is guilty. But now it seems like you are condeming him without justification. This is what upsets me with you Catherina C Allan. In your rage and anger remember those words, ‘He who is without sin, cast the first stone’ and ponder on it.

  194. Name
    June 9, 2013

    I need proof before I convict. As for the woman, why did she wait all this time before coming forward?

    • JUDGE DRED
      June 9, 2013

      the abuse of the young men in the usa by various priest was brought to light by the abused over 20 years after it happened.. one person could no longer hide it and spoke up and the rest keep coming and let the world know what that happened when they were children… because it was 20 years ago means that the church should turned a blind eye and they should not be punished..

    • jojo
      June 11, 2013

      becuz she was a baby,and to scared

  195. cuteness
    June 9, 2013

    Unless fr. Regine doe come we nt going no where and will nt finish with dat so tell dat bishop come good

  196. Lougaoo Mem
    June 9, 2013

    Wonder what would they say or do if Jane Doe was their daughter, sister or close relative?

    People get real! This kind of sanctimonious behavior doesn’t go well with those who know that these accusations are not new, and will continue as long as the church forbids the priests from getting married. And I believe that if they were allowed to marry, a number of them would still commit adultery. Remember the devil is live and well especially in Grand Bay.

    I pray for the victim and also for the people who
    need the light to guide them spiritually. May the Almighty God bless them. Amen?

    • jr
      June 9, 2013

      I hope that you are not carrying the devil around in your dirty life

      • SLOW AS QUICK
        June 9, 2013

        DNO i hope this time you will not delete my comment.

        It was also agreed that the business of the parish will be run by the parish church committee while Fr. Lafleur is not in the parish

        Does the bishop know the life style of some of the parish church committee, i think he does not know and this is the reason i stop going to this church not only for their life style but for the late P. Charles Alliance Party which is running the church committee in which Mrs.J Charles is not a part of, This is the same set of people who sand at the side of a male school teach who abused school girl. Now i am not saying the Priest is right or rung but i thing the Bishop is right in taking this action and the people see in the crowd if know them you should not expect nothing ells from them and had a very good priest who lead the church with no nonsense and same set of people run him out my Dominican people i am from Grand Bay but i left there long time

    • Catherina C. Allan
      June 9, 2013

      I agree, let the priest marry and problem would be eliminated. Contact Pope Benedict for advise on how to handle this situation?

      The Bishop is wise to at least give the appearance of some kind of impartiality. If the priest did wrong, pray for him because he is human too, but dont traumatize the victim further. There is a pshycological component to abuse cases. People this is 2013, we need to get real. Beneath the cloth is a human being with red blood running through their veins. They make mistakes just like any one of us.

      • claire
        June 9, 2013

        if any priest want to marry they are free to leave the priesthood it have happen in dominica before t
        the bible doesnt force any religous leader to marry
        it is better to serve the lord single so you dont have to please your wife and worldly pleasure 1st corinthians 7 verse 25 to 40 gives the law on marriage

      • June 9, 2013

        The bishop haven said what form of abuse the person is refering too so why wouldnt he give more information after their are all sort of abuses that haven got to do with sex so why are you all afraid to ask.

    • June 9, 2013

      At least something good came out of this incident and brought on something good. Satan, Lougaoo Mem – ‘The devil himself’ is again praying for the victim and also other people. I like that.

  197. bee
    June 9, 2013

    after all these years y now? that must b a set up. :-?

  198. June 9, 2013

    The priest is not the one who sent her to Trinidad they say is the Bishop.We LOVE you Father Lafleur

  199. Serious
    June 9, 2013

    Jane must have been sleeping like ALICE IN WONDER LAND OR DON QUIXOTE
    REGGIE FOR DE PARISH

  200. Anonymous
    June 9, 2013

    Is one thing i know Grandbay people are not afraid of Bishop because he is a man like them. Do not go back to the church. Good reason to leave babylon. La Fleur has a chance now to become converted and leave that idol worshiping system and serve God the right way.
    COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE THAT YOU MAY NOT BE PARTAKERS OF HER SINS.

  201. royal
    June 9, 2013

    did the Bishop seat with Father and discuss the matter. No, he only issued the Priest a letter telling him of the allegation and sending him immediately on leave.

    How did the Bishop arrived at an informed decision without hearing all this details. Is it that he no longer had anywhere to transfer Father LaFluer too. People, even in the priesthood their is jealousy and envy of their own

  202. Anonymous
    June 9, 2013

    She is a grown wowan show her face

  203. Anonymous
    June 9, 2013

    Y hide her

  204. Anonymous
    June 9, 2013

    Give the woman name

  205. ruffy
    June 9, 2013

    after 19 years! woman oh plz

  206. Tihani
    June 9, 2013

    I stand whole heartedly by this young Portsmouth lady who had issued a statement in light of what she allegedly considered to be acts of impropriety directed at her against Father La Fleur. While there is a presumption of innocence until guilt is proven, this woman is within her right and the manner in which the Grand Bay people have gone about it is entirely wrong. I am calling on the Gender Affairs Bureau and All womens’ groups and in fact the Parliamentary opposition to stand in complete condemnation of any proven acts against this woman or any other female or male or child or elderly . The mere fact that she took so long to bring it out must not be held against her.
    It is rather regrettable that The Bishop has not taken a firmer decision and the priests must be called upon to meet the young lady’s medical bills. She is in great need of serious financial assistance and counselling. One now wnaders whether she was sent to Trinidad as a form of hush hush to conceal things ‘ so that she will not be exposed to the local media. We in Portsmouth shall be petitioning the church in full support for this young lady and in due course we shall be having meetings to address this matter. We are prepared to fight for this cause and also to expose other acts which the clergy has been involved in. She is being treated as if she is an animal and if only it was a young lady from Grand bay maybe that church would have been on fire ! Yet she is from Portsmouth and this doesn’t mean she is a dog. We in Portsmouth matter and we shall stand up on her behalf.

    I AM ASHAMED AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH…THEY MUST BE EXPOSED.

    THE NATION BETTER STANDBY FOR ACTION…..I PROMISE YOU.

  207. Laughing
    June 9, 2013

    But wat nurse James doing right grandbay nuh”…….

  208. Laughing
    June 9, 2013

    Dono ur pictures misleading……..it have so much more ppl deer Dan dat…..

  209. Atheist
    June 9, 2013

    That’s much better than the long and sometimes boring Sunday monologue/ritual….they have my “support” 8) ..pssst….doh dig on the screen name, DNO… :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  210. Whistler
    June 9, 2013

    Nothing surprises me about these so call man made institutions called churches..

    they are pretty must govern by false ideals have way too much corruption….

    in the last days it will and has started to reveal itself..

    mankind uses the word of God to fit their personal goals, by keeping you silent and ignorant of the facts and truth of life..

    they preach it, but you don’t see it in their works at all…

    God is watching, just another twist in the Catholic Church, didn’t they have to pay off monies for abusing young boys…see the misguided angles..folks who have a brain need to see the lights of these organised elements..

  211. Marigot
    June 9, 2013

    Those people lazy so all what Grandbay people can do is cause trouble…all you have time papa.

    • jr
      June 9, 2013

      why don’t you go to hell!!!! So many killings happening all over Dominica, is not Grandbay people that doing them

    • Anonymous
      June 9, 2013

      remember is grand bay that help fight for independence. once it’s grandbay it’s a problem , whether they stand for the truth or not. without them how well can dominica move forward.think of all the times they have helped in the development of the country.
      we stand firm in the truth.they don’t hide behind their shadows.