Two men charged with burglary at Blast and Fort Young Hotel

Courtney Ian Attidore of St. Joseph and Derrick Jno Baptiste Charles of River Street, Roseau, have both been remanded in custody at the Dominica State Prison on separate charges of burglary preferred against them by the police.,

It is alleged that on September 10, 2023, at Cork Street, Roseau, Attidore entered as a trespasser in the business place known as the Blast Gaming Center and stole EC$7,650.00 and one USD$1.00 bill, all to the total value of EC$7,652.67.

Charles, on the other hand, is accused of having entered as a trespasser into the Carpenter Shop at Fort Young Hotel on August 21, 2023, stole therein, one 20-volt cordless impact drill valued at $795.00, one power saw valued at $2,000.00 and a Rotary hammer valued at $352.00, all to the total value of $3,147.00.

At the hearing, the accused men were not required to enter a plea since the matters are indictable offenses expected to be tried at the High Court before a Judge and jury.

Police Prosecutor, Sergeant David Andrew Jr., did not object to bail, but the men were unable to present a surety to the Court to secure their release.

The matters were adjourned to January 26 and 30, 2024, respectively for the start of the Preliminary Inquiry.

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  1. If we knew better
    September 19, 2023

    things tight in the country.

  2. No Highstepping
    September 18, 2023

    I was totally appalled upon first noticing the harsh realities of the “haves and have nots” upon entry to the US. That being said, being poor in Dominica is far more devastating than being so in America.

    In America, there is the availabity of multiple public assistance programs including food, housing and medical that is critical to the sustainability of millions of needy Americans. Though intended to be temporary, it is a Godsend for the needy who would otherwise be hungry or homeless.

    Though far from perfect, the American public assistance programs, which have provided temporary respite and relief to several citizens and assimilating immigrants including Dominicans, can certainly be a model for the current Dominica administration to follow.

    The knee jerk reaction from the “powers that be” might be “Dominica is not America”; however, my response is that you are building a multi-million dollar international airport, you can certainly afford to give the needy at least “half…

  3. Ibo France
    September 18, 2023

    Crime is running amok in Dominica specifically murders, burglaries and sexual abuse. This indicates that the country is unwell, things are volatile, something is awry.

    We can’t continue like this. There needs to be a paradigm shift in the manner the country is being managed. The wheels of the country are falling off. Presently, we are like a car with all four tyres punctured.

    We can’t expect positive change doing the same things with the same ‘leader’ in power for almost an eternity. How can we realise change with a despot with unparalleled expertise in corruption, ineptitude, narcissism, greed and insensitivity?

    Dominicans time to rise up and rescue your country from total ruination.

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    • September 18, 2023

      crime is running amok everywhere everyday in the world we live in today including in big, advanced America. What are you talking about? Who told you that Lennox Linton and Jesma Paul are the panacea to crime problems in Dominica and elsewhere? Ibo, get a life and leave Skerrit alone.

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      • If we knew better
        September 19, 2023

        but on an exponential rise in Dominica. stop trying to deflect the subject matter. Dominica is our concern as Dominicans.

        • September 22, 2023

          You are not concerned about Dominica. You only playing politics as usual.

      September 19, 2023

      Ibo MALAPROP, you are a very desperate person and desperate people can do desperate things. Step forward and be a leader and stop pointing fingers. Be the first to start the ball rolling then others will follow. Play your part as a good citizen if you are so concerned. Stop depending and relying on others.

  4. No chance
    September 18, 2023

    Wow! These two guys stole from Roosevelt??? Well I’m sorry for them. They looking at at least 5 years in jail and a lifetime probation. Now, they’ll be hardened criminals when they get out of jail, because they will not be able to get a job in Dominica. So, hmmm… they are done. The alternative will be to keep stealing. I hate a thief! But I’d advise that the next time they decide to steal make sure they can get away with millions of dollars. Also, these two thieves could try to “re-sell” the Layou bridge and the the Layou River mouth to some foreigners. Good Luck Boys. See you at the Labor Court House in Roseau Dominica.

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  5. Zandoli
    September 18, 2023

    Why is the burglary cases being tried at the high court while drug possession charges are routinely being tried at the magistrates courts with fines imposed. Does that mean burglaries are more serious crimes than drug possession?
    It would not surprise me in the least if these guys are given custodial sentences while drug dealers get to pay their fines and walk away.

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    • Private Pile.
      September 18, 2023

      Drug related offences are much more serious crime and also carry a heavier penalty. However with the drug offences the presiding Magistrate always gives the defendants/accuse the option of being tried by Judge and Jury of by Magistrate…..the defendants/ accuse always opt for being tried by the Magistrate which is to their interest . So they always have an option for high court or low court. Burglary on the other they don’t have that option … starts in low court but the outcome can only be determined by the Judge and Jury .

      • Putin
        September 19, 2023

        Thank you.

  6. Man Hungry
    September 17, 2023

    No work people have to eat and feed their unemployed family. Jobs are political chips. It’s either you Red, or you steal.

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    • Ibo France
      September 18, 2023

      No one should condone criminality. But, I am in total agreement with you, that the high youth unemployment in the country is ONE of the main reasons for this unprecedented rise in burglaries and other crimes. Look at the age of the residents who are responsible for this staggering spate in crime.

      Let me be specific. There is no one cause for crime but Poverty (joblessness) is the MOTHER of crime. Bad parenting, drugs, peer pressure, etc. are its cousins.

      Roosevelt, having the youths drown their despair and sorrows with sewo and marijuana is no permanent solution to their misery. What they need are god paying long-term jobs to live a comfortable standard of living.

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