Patrick John banned

Patrick John

The Dominica Football Association (DFA) has voted in favor of a resolution from football clubs to ban DFA President, Patrick John, from football for the remainder of his term which ends in 2015.

The delegates voted 24 in favor of the ban with seven opposing.

The decision was made earlier today (Saturday) at Football House in Bath Estate .

Dominica News Online will provide more information later.

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  1. martel
    July 3, 2012

    mickey need to go basketball need to have a change of course

  2. zammy
    July 2, 2012

    I feel it for PJ as a former PM he should be enjoying his retirement! So long PJ had to cool it and just relax himself! He could have prevented this thing after what he went through as a man in Politics! Is there any retirement package for former PM”s in Dominica! PJ Should now chill out and enjoy the remaining years of his life here on Earth! In life they Hail and den Nail You1 That’s the way it is: PJ should now be saying his prayers and go and have a good drink and chill out!

  3. me
    July 2, 2012

    this is my last comment because i thought this was a freedom of speech vibes but in the little time have used it i realize it is run by scared rabbits who way over analize contributions to democrocy……. au voir

  4. Lol!
    July 2, 2012

    Same should be done with Mickey in the Basketball association…

    • Anonymous
      July 3, 2012

      mickey need to go basketball need to be revamp

    July 2, 2012

    DFA had no choice after FIFA banned PJ. PJ did a lot for football but now he is found wanting and the matter is being handled by the relevant bodies so be it. The DFA Executive has been undermined over the years to the detriment of football. Therefore any member who is not comfortable, please do the honourable thing and do not continue to undermine football. For The Good Of Football.

    July 2, 2012

    pj problem is that he does not know when to call it a day.he gets obsess and cant let go.he was good but time has come to go.

  7. Little Big
    July 2, 2012

    For a career that spans Half a Century. Wait for the best seller.”The Rise and Fall, then further Fall of Patrick John.”

  8. July 2, 2012

    @FOOTBALL COUP??????, Let it be known that you are out of touch with your comment and I strongly recommend that you do your research before coming here to say what don t have a clue about. You should have go and have a conversation with a peron or two and then return then put pen to paper and your information would have been credible. Right now what you have written is erroneous.

  9. evenhanded
    July 2, 2012

    Editor,Why is it taking over two days to “MODERATE” my comments?!

    ADMIN: Comments were posted on the weekend. We at DNO have a life to you know.

    • Doc.Love
      July 2, 2012

      I have suffered the same problem.DNO took the whole weekend to moderate my comments, only to have it deleted.

      • July 2, 2012

        ON A mission to post cleansing I am not even complaining, too bright for that but I love D.N.O. and the :PM”.

    • Malgraysa
      July 2, 2012

      Makes me laugh really …you don’t know even our local T.V.- and radio stations don’t broadcast news on the weekend? It’s our tradition, news has to take a backseat on the weekends. At least DNO puts in a few pictures and short comments of actualities, at times!

      • Just Adding
        July 2, 2012

        Thank you DNO fo ryour effort!

    • YAP
      July 2, 2012

      DNO Admin:

      In situations such as this, I suggest no response to such remarks pertaining to subscribers comments. DNO is supposed to be an entity not a person. Your response is weak and too personal. Simply ignore such. People will get annoyed at the silliest things.

    • Justice and Truth
      July 2, 2012

      @ evenhanded

      I previously realized the same thing but now I will not question DNO about it. DNO also has to enjoy the weekend as others. Weekends are not the same as during the week. Therefore, let us be patient at the weekend.

  10. Doc.Love
    July 2, 2012

    It my opinion that the new management of DNO is going to destroy that Email Paper very soon,unless they change their policies of deleting the people,s comments.The news that are reported by DNO are reported by all Media mediums, what makes the paper popular are the many comments by the people. Stop deleting my comments.Why not put a user policy like the radio stations,e.i” the views expressed is not that of the DNO and the DNO will not be held responsible for any comments made.”What is wrong in saying that Pat John will fight his case legally and that ban was stupidness.

    • Justice and Truth
      July 2, 2012

      @ Doc.Love

      Are you not aware that every Website or Newspapers reserve the right to accept or not the comments and to publish them or not? It all depends what is written; what type of comments. You should comprehend that. In fact you are fortunate that your criticism is posted at all.

  11. Drlee
    July 2, 2012

    It was about time…

  12. Anonymous
    July 2, 2012

    Its not that no comments are going up …

    is either DNO not putting them up or their messaging system is not working properly

  13. Fi Fite
    July 2, 2012

    Is that “Sports Politics” or “Political Politics”. What ever the answer, I hope everything will be done for the national development of football. Strange but true. More football seems to be played… More individuals seem to be watching and playing football….. there are more incentives for football…….yet the quality of football doesnt seem to be improving…. DFA things are still not yet right………… please make it right

  14. Friend
    July 2, 2012

    There is a simple saying that “what goes around comes around.” Mr. John you were long overdue in clear the way to allow football to develop in the nture ilsle. during our interaction yu always thought you had an idea that you wereputtig forward in dvelopng the game,but to my surprise your ieas ere stale and outdated and football never found favors in you. Instead you used the nam football to fortfiedyourself and giving tose of us who were with you that you were deveoping the game. To date there is no evidence to prove that you hve devlop football in the Commonwealth of Dominica, but rather placing the game in an old brief securedand hoping to find the combination for the lock one day so footall can escape from that brief case and survive. Well, I honestly feel that it has escaped, someone has gotten that combination on you and open to free up the game and mark you sir I have all confidence that the game is on its way t success.

    Thanks to the clubs and teams that had th testicular fortitude to stnd up to those tht had love the see the game in that state and ralysuported you in your continued crave to suffoate the most lov sport in the world. We all wh were part of this justified assalt feel that we have liberated the game, not forgetting yur arrogance and the oppession of anyone who attempted to oppose you or even given the slightest different ide to tht of yours. This is no longer reality.

    Now that you Mr. John has received hered card, believe it is fitting for your general secretary to do the honorable thing. We would b now know that the hoorabl thing would be to bring in the papers and resign. This is another individual that all he is intrested in is self. I hope that if he fis o act, that Mr. Ettiene will do wht h knows best in the interest of the sport.

    July 2, 2012

    What has happened PJ? They do not like you any more, or you are not performing?

  16. FOOTBALL COUP ??????
    July 1, 2012

    ITS rather regrettable that once again P j has to be sunjected to all of this foolishness. No single DFA president has done more for the development of fooball than Patrick R John and a few opportunists have used his suspension by FIFA to damge his reputation and ceate an ILLEGAL COUP detat!!!!!!
    The matter of the alegations of wrong doing which PJ has been accused and convicted by FIFA of doing has not yet been concluded legally. Its these very accusations that are being used aginst him that its said to have brought The DFA into disrepute but and a big BUT this matter has been brought before THE INTERNATIONAL SPORTS ARBITARAION body for final determination. Can the AGM decide desciplinar matters ? What about the DFA’s Disciplinary Committee ? Was PJ given an opportunity to be heard either through himself or his attorneys ? Is patrick Jogn being sentenced /convicted/tried twice for the very same offense ? What about natural Justice and due process ? What if the COURT OF SPORTS ARBITARAION rules in favour of Patrick John ? Whyf didnt the DFA executive wait until that court adjudicates on this issue before dealing with this matter ? If this is a disciplinary matter then was the proper princilpes and conditionalities followed as per the DFA consitution ? Did the DFA seek proper legal advice on this matter before going ahead with it ?
    Am of the opinion that PJ will seek further legal redress on this issue and may well have to ask our courts to intervene…for those of you who think that this is a FIFA matter . you need to be informed that the supreme law of the land is still DOminica’s Consitution and not the DFA’s ofr FIFA’srukes etc. I hope that Hon Patrick R John seeks and gets an INJUNCTION frrom our courts to crush the resolution and I hope that his lawyers begin work on this as soon as possible.
    DNO please note its THE PATRICK JOHN FOOTBALL HOUSE thats the official name of the football headquarters in Dominica.
    POLITICAL FOOTBALL is on the all time rise and a gang of opportunists are all RED HUNGRY for positions on the DFA a dog fight is ensuring between harlem and tremors for first vice president position. Is it tremors that forwarded the unconstitutional resolution?

  17. Mercy
    July 1, 2012

    Typical dominicans never remember your strengths but always hold you to the highest degree of morality for ur mistakes i guess thats how these hypocrites can dismiss the numerous examples they dont want to accept

    • Malatete
      July 2, 2012

      Mercy, when you strive for the top you also set yourself up as a model of perfection. To chose a career in public life is to expose yourself to criticism and all your foibles are magnified, as they should be. One does not go without the other and if one can not accept that one should stay away from the limelight.

  18. Football Fan
    July 1, 2012

    That is an absolutley wise decision. Patrick and his friends thought all along that he would simply serve out his FIFAan then waqlk right back in as though nothing happened. The local association, I thought should have its own sanctions and so rightly so,they have acted. Talk of disception in th erun up to elections. Now since the Secretary serve at the behest of the President and since the present secretary was selected by the banned President – wht happens now. Should the president choose his own secretary?

  19. Anonymous
    July 1, 2012

    no comments? surprising!!!

  20. July 1, 2012

    :lol: :lol:

  21. 1979
    July 1, 2012

    Since no one wants to comment, I will…..

    GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! these men are too focused on personal development rather than developing the sport as they have been charged to do…

    give our young men and women a chance to grow..

  22. Mr Gouty
    July 1, 2012

    Give pj a brake

  23. July 1, 2012

    The football association is backing up the wrong tree. If I know Pat John well,he will not take that stupidness lying down.They tried to get him to leave office as Prime Minister approximately thirty years ago and up to this day he has never resigned,therefore,look out for a fight. I predict that decision will cripple football in Dominica legally.Since the decision of Fifa,football has been running smoothly in Dominica,why not wait for the end of his term and vote him out,why bring out the heat on you.

    • Malatete
      July 2, 2012

      Doc. Love. Lest we forget, Patrick John was convicted for treason and sentenced to 12 years in jail. Your assertion that he never resigned as P.M. is no more than an acdemic semantic and does the man no credit since our constitution makes it quite clear that no such convict may either stand as a candidate-, sit as a member of parliament or indeed as its leader.

    • Love for the game
      July 2, 2012

      Is his estate his parents left for him. Wrong is wrong. Hats off to those who voted him out, football will go on.

  24. The Truth
    July 1, 2012

    But ofcourse!

  25. Love
    July 1, 2012


  26. Patience
    July 1, 2012

    Dey revolted wen he was pm now DFA president..leadership doesn’t seem to be for u.. 8-O

  27. Shameless
    July 1, 2012

    I just don’t understand why PJ likes to be humiliated like that. He could have just stepped down after his FIFA Sanctions to save himself such an embarassment. Some men just cant live without POWER. What a damn shame!

  28. bb
    June 30, 2012

    Bala will soon join you.

  29. ron
    June 30, 2012

    Now that we have cleared the obstruction lets move dominica football forward. lets round up our international players and add them to our local players and start winning some games. Football is back.yea!!!!!!

    • Apalled
      July 2, 2012

      Ki dyab forward. Everytime someone does something good there are always critics on the outside saying they could do better. The man got so much for football now Dominicans with their memoire poul can’t wait to give him the boot.

      Si i bon zot key wey.

  30. Dramatist
    June 30, 2012

    The Decisions was made at the PATRICK JOHN foot ball house, give the man what is his at least! And why was he banned? That story is half cooked…stay up PJ. Love you to D MAX!!!

  31. Choice X
    June 30, 2012

    Dominicans only unite when it comes to tear down one another due to petty class, political, and other social idiosyncrasies.

    It it rather interesting to see that they have conspired to dump a great man instead of uniting and rallying with him against external pressures.

    It is also interesting to note that that the Dublanc architect who hatched this sinister plot ouster this great elder statesman who have done so much for football is the same one who engineered a brief and disastrous junta that ran the DFA to the ground before it was re-rescued by PJ.

    But as the saying goes Dominicans have ‘Memoir poule’ and will destroy thier own-selves to spite another. History is destine to repeat itself, this time they cannot say they did not know.

  32. Jahman
    June 30, 2012

    I will make new mistakes

  33. bb
    June 30, 2012

    Finally you are gone, footballers now have a President they can talk with. Enjoy your retirement stretch your legs on your rocking chair in peace, while you drink your whisky looking at your big screen TV. Bye Mr. John Bye.

  34. pedroito
    June 30, 2012

    yu think dem footballers foolish an stupid. they know if they wan FIFA to finace dem, is do as Fifa wants.

  35. DR. Lee
    June 30, 2012

    It was about time…

  36. At last
    June 30, 2012

    Finally, clubs have opened their eyes. Let people learn that such action will not be tolerated. Don’t allow personal relationships to create such humiliation for an entire country. I am wishing a prosperous future for football in Dominica.

  37. My Piece
    June 30, 2012

    OMG. This is sad news. Keep your head up Mr. John, whosoever diggeth their pit shall fall in it.

    • Malgraysa
      July 2, 2012

      He did just now….fall into his pit!

  38. Lee
    June 30, 2012

    I glad

  39. Peep
    June 30, 2012

    I think that this a welcomed move. Football does not belong to one set. Patrick John is not indispensable . There are other who take take the football forward and they should be given every chance to do so. FIFA does not trust Patrick John, who are we then to trust him. Well done footballers and clubs.

  40. Esperanza
    June 30, 2012

    Dominicans know how to impose ban then? Isn’t it said that DA is a lawless country?
    The Chief Jack Warner has been promoted to minister of National Security in T&T and you get the the boot? Pato Jack’s the big man, you might have to move Charguanas in JW constituency.

    I’m sending out a Clarion call to all, ban persons involved in shameful acts of bribery, deceit, fulling their coffers and giving pittance to rest, bullies, false witnesses etc. across the board even myself.

    There’s a lesson to be learnt in everything. I hope we all take note and don’t come on here placing comments like ignoramuses.

  41. Anonymous
    June 30, 2012

    psssh! P.J ex-politician, cant stand a politician

  42. iwannabeapilot
    June 30, 2012

    Ole ole ole ole!

  43. Dimitri
    June 30, 2012

    Using his own words, “Is so you come Patrick?”

  44. Distured
    June 30, 2012

    O_O 8-O O_O! Oops.

  45. Righteous
    June 30, 2012

    The other associations should follow suit, DOC and DAAA. Lets put some more competent people in there…The athletes and the associations should send a bold message to these fools.

  46. new york
    June 30, 2012

    it do damm right

  47. Justice and Peace
    June 30, 2012


  48. jojo
    June 30, 2012


  49. yes thank you lord
    June 30, 2012

    why did u all take so long to do expel him from football in dominica? and why didnt you all ban him for life? this man should not be close to any public office in this country again. he brought shame and disgrace on football and dominica at large.

    i support the motion big time.

  50. evenhanded
    June 30, 2012

    In arriving at this decision did the DFA give Mr John a fair hearing as required by the rules that govern the exercise of power by such bodies?

  51. June 30, 2012

    good decision bann him for life theres life after patrick john indeed

  52. Zilpha T.
    June 30, 2012

    Let’s see what happens next a la mode Patrick John. When he lost political power in the early 80’s he plotted “Operation Red Dog” with Canadian and American mercenaries to try to restore his to power.That did work. When he lost football power in the mid 2000’s to the Francis gentleman, he allegedly launched a coup d’etat with the notorious Jack Warner to restore him to power. This one worked. “

  53. Peeping Tom
    June 30, 2012

    I take this news with mixed feeling.

    I am no fan of Mr. John. However, i admired his work while he served as President of the association. Thank you Mr. John. I hope that this ignominious end will not tarnish your legacy in the association. However, unfortunately, we know that many will not let you forget. So, i am saddened that this is how your service has ended. I still hope, also that you will be lauded at the appropriate time for your hard work in the sport, the fruits of which are all over the island. When you are praised, please accept the honour with humility for it is well-deserved.

    I also note that the spirit of democracy is alive and well within the association. I salute those who fought the fight in order to have their voices heard. This exercise in democracy reinforces the broader context of free expression and people-oriented decision making that prevails on the island. And so, the mere launching of the petition is enough cause for me to smile.

    SO, i accept this news item with mixed feelings.

  54. thank you
    June 30, 2012

    way papa. you all to late in making that move. white should follow and make way.

  55. tato tao
    June 30, 2012

    i cant agree more

  56. Me
    June 30, 2012

    only now? an y for the remainder of his time and not for life? I’m very much disappointed. this man should stay far away from any public office and be declare as a personal none grater.

    Edison James next.

    • Reader
      July 2, 2012

      ROTFLMAO!! Declared a what??? Lol. That one take the cake. “A personal none grater.” :lol:

  57. Satelite
    June 30, 2012

    There you have it, the last straw.

  58. jojo
    June 30, 2012

    i wonder why they ban him?

  59. Malgraysa
    June 30, 2012

    Good news coming from Dominica. We can start with a clean slate now.

  60. shame, Shame,SHAME!!
    June 30, 2012

    Finally some sense in this football association… Now lets move on to this government!!!!

  61. citizen
    June 30, 2012

    congrats to our new president Glen. Now let us move football forward.

  62. Anonymous
    June 30, 2012

    is there a revolution going on in sports in d/ca?

  63. June 30, 2012

    Wow dem hard core Foot ball-soccer players are serious.

  64. Twitter
    June 30, 2012

    Italy beats Spain

  65. wanna know
    June 30, 2012

    them people are jus grudging the man

  66. Original Eagle-Eye
    June 30, 2012

    PJ take a hint, thanks for your service. Thanks for reviving football and all you have done, but hon it’s time to hang it up. Leave with whatever little diggnity you have left. Those people for whatever reason don’t want you, accept that and move on. If you pass on, football must go on.

    Thanks again and have a seat please!!

    • Dramatist
      July 2, 2012

      Point taken, but he should be offered the privilege to do so with dignity and pride…

  67. dominican
    June 30, 2012

    thats the end

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