The vehicle of well-known Dominican journalist, Carlisle Jno Baptiste, was firebombed at his home in Pointe Michel early Sunday.
The reason behind the incident is unknown but Jno Baptiste believes it is the result of his work.
“I will not stop doing my work,” he stated. “It is disgusting, it is heart-wrenching. I am disappointed, I feel hurt.”
Jno Baptiste has been part of the media landscape in Dominica for over 25 years.
He has worked or contributed to various media houses including The Chronicle, state-owned DBS Radio, Q95, and Dominica News Online, among others.
He presently owns his own news site Nature Isle News.
Jno Baptiste is thankful that his family was not hurt in the incident.
“It is what it is at the end of the day,” he said. “Thank God, I am alive. Thank God my family is alive.”
He believes the work of journalism is “getting serious” in Dominica.
“It is a serious profession but you know I am one that stands for truth, righteousness, and justice,” he stated. “And I leave everything at the hands of the Lord. The God that I worship, the God that I trust, I lay everything at His hands, and the Blessed Mother. Everything is alright.”
The matter is presently being investigated by the police.