Wesley woman on remand after allegedy attempting to murder cousin

A 22-year old woman of Wesley was remanded into custody yesterday after being charged for the attempted murder of her cousin over the weekend.

Muriel Thomas allegedly stabbed Rosemund Cheryl Thomas with a knife in her neck during a dispute.

Thomas was also charged with grievous bodily harm.

Her bail was denied on the premise that she was a flight risk and that the victim could still be in danger as there were allegations of threats from Thomas. The prosecution also feared that the defendant would interfere with investigations.

Her preliminary inquiry is scheduled for May 20 at Wesley.

The victim is now out of the hospital.

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134 Comments

  1. WRONG NAME
    January 4, 2011

    P.S HER NAME IS NOT ROSEMOND!!!

  2. The preacher
    January 2, 2011

    I read through most of the comments. Some where rather interesting. My opinion on the matter is that we are now witnessing the product of a phenomenon which has been in the making for a few years now.
    A great section of our community migrtaed from wesley in the 1980’s. Most of those who left were those who had an aspiration for a better life and also had the opportunity to do so. As a result a huge void was created in the community. The young generation not having a a wide cross section of role models to look up to turned to the Tv influence made available through the American media being more readily available.

    Relatives sending barels from “overseas” thus giving our children the impression that things they desired could be attained easily did not help either

    Someone mentioned the absence of the father figure and lack of that fatherly influence as being one of the contributors to the demise in our societies. I would have to concur with that insight.

    However my fellow parishoners, sitting back and pointing out the ills will do nothing to curb or for that matter eradicate the rash of violence that has tainted our little beloved community over the past years.

    I would recommend that a group of civic minded wesley citizens get together ( and I know we have lots who fit this description) get together to establish an organization that can look into ways in which we as a people can help to resolve some of our social ills and return our people to the place we were in the 60’s and 70’s a thriving producing viable community of friendly people. we can do it. YES WE CAN. If this idea interest you email me at marijeinvestments@gmail.com

  3. romanticbaby
    January 2, 2011

    it was somebody home now a woman stabb her own cousin how sad
    : :cry:

  4. mac
    January 1, 2011

    My little bit of rock has become killing field god help us, who is reesponsible for this?

  5. real player
    December 30, 2010

    cant roll ;like dat dem thing pass my brother ,she want to make the news put her pic up boy………………… :lol: :-D

  6. True Gyalist
    December 30, 2010

    This was just an act of stupidity!! At the end of the day someone is laughing at her. The man still have his girl and all dem children. Muriel is locked behind bars………………… :lol:

  7. So Sad
    December 30, 2010

    While I don’t condone what Muriel did. She deserves a break, because she has had a troubled pass. What she needs is counseling and some from of rehabilitation not Jail that’s not going to help her.

    • Pooh Bear
      December 30, 2010

      are you saying that because she has had trouble in the past she should get a break? I think that for this reason only she should be taught a lesson so that she will not get involved in such stupid behaviour again.

      • Chocolate
        December 30, 2010

        To my understanding, “so sad” is not stating that because Muriel has had trouble in the past she should get a break, she is stating that the yound lady is troubled (disturbed) and sending her to prison for a few months/years will not help her, she needs counseling etc. to assist in recovering her troubled self. Correct me if I’m wrong.

        • Pooh Bear
          December 31, 2010

          i think you are right. I miss read the statement. My apologies. :(

      • Relative
        December 30, 2010

        You sound like u have it made eh> Do You have it made? Tell me I want to know!

        • Pooh Bear
          January 1, 2011

          @RELATIVE….WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT????

    • cONfUsEd
      December 30, 2010

      What trouble has she had in her past that allows her a break for such and act? Maybe its because she got away with so much in the past that caused her not to stop and think before acting this time…….

  8. mouth of the north east.
    December 30, 2010

    our laws in dominica are the best. a young lady stabs her cousin in the neck shes charged for attempted murder. an ex cheif of police son shot an unarmed man in the head with a hand gun and gets charged with grevious bodily harm…she is denied bail on account that shes a flight risk where as he is granted bail..

    this young lady dosn’t have the means to be considered any flight risk where as the ex police cheif son had connections overseas and the financial means to be considered a flight risk.

    in dominica there are too sets of laws, one for the upper class and one for the lower class. if you have whats considered to be a big name in dominica then you’ll more than likely get away with murder.
    if you’re what they consider a nobody then stockfarm will be your new address for the next few years.

    • Anonymous
      December 30, 2010

      I don’t think that thinking is reserved for Dominica, all over the world you are finding this disparity of justice. We are all equal but some are more equal than others.

      I don’t know the situation surrounding this incident but I am certain that the victim here who happens to be a cousin of the accused is probably having second thoughts about proceeding with the case.

      Using a knife to defend yourself in a dispute was a bit over the top but in the end blood is thicker than water and no matter what the gravity of the situation is family always forgive each other and there should be no difference in this case.

    • Relative
      December 30, 2010

      THANK YOU. I knew there were sensible Dominicans out there who not only think of themselves but think of others.

    • Ras
      December 30, 2010

      Mouth of the North East I cld nt agree with u more. I would shake ur big toe. Well said!

  9. colihaut i come out
    December 29, 2010

    jah give us strength to trample de beast..violence is never de answer, no matter what de circumstance..poor, rich, working, unemployed,none of dat matter.on another note is attempted murder however it go, de woman stab de girl in her neck wi..! if it was so serious why not give de girl a tap a tete a few slaps and finish wit dat?? she go and put a knife in de woman neck..whoever bad enough to de crime, bad enough to serve de time..point blank!

  10. Worried
    December 29, 2010

    correction the aticle says ‘Wesley woman on remand after allegedy attempting to murder cousin’

  11. HMMMMM(1)PSYCHIC
    December 29, 2010

    When people don’t pray and just live like animals, what do you expect? Some people are so uncivilized it makes you think twice before casting an eye on them much less to approach them. The country is so overpopulated with savages , if you say the wrong thing is slice they want to slice you up. Just look at all these senseless murders that occured over the year. This makes absolutely no sense. They need to do a pilgrimage in Dominica. Send holy water over the place to wipe out whatever evil is spreading over the land. I have some sage to burn in every village starting tomorrow. This just too much man

    • Waitukubuli
      December 29, 2010

      Holy water is from d devil not from God. It is manufactured by d devil. What they need in Dominica is nothing carnal but spiritual. A spiritual revival to sweep over the land to run away every evil forces.

    • simply me!
      December 29, 2010

      u could not hv said it better love!

    • OHOH
      December 30, 2010

      Well when we turn our backs on God what do you expect?. God does not push Himself where he is not needed. People are just laying blame on each other and no one is looking inward. So many people are preaching violence all in the name of politics. Persons who claim to be intelligent, educated. What does it gain to have all that and you are a trouble pusher, a preacher of violence and not peace. ” BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS: FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED THE CHILDREN OF GOD”
      What do we think when every weekend there is a bram somewhere. No time for church. So many are staying home and say that they pray to God – What about community prayer. What about supporting each other in our spiritual life. We complain of our young people all the time but what example are we the adults to our children. We send them to church and we remain home.

      What about the many fathers who have turned their backs on their children especially their sons. What do you expect to happen to them in the future. They have needs – emotional, physical, spiritual. So many of our women are being abused and what do we see – women are the main culprits , the catalysts to so much of this behaviour. We talk and talk but no action.

      We need to find time to worship our God – find somewhere we can go to him in all humiliaty. No time for silence to search our hearts. We look for the faults of others and not ours. Like Jesus said ” Who is without blame lelt him cast the first stone”.We are like a people who seem to think that God does not exist except in ltime of need – when something iunfortunate happens to us.

      Give Jesus his rightful place in our hearts, our homes, our schools, our place of work, on the fields, in the streets, in the valleys and on top of the mlountain and allow Him to do what he long to do.

      By the way we also find that many of our young people who used to go to church have stopped since they started working – Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and give to God what belongs to God.

  12. observer
    December 29, 2010

    So the Lestrad boy shoot a man in his head and they charge him with GBH but they want to charge Muriel with attempted murder???? dem police so corrupted just like skerrit!

    • dez Pied coshie
      December 29, 2010

      i fully agree

    • Relative
      December 30, 2010

      That is what i want those incompetent fools to realise.It seems the harsh sentences are only for the
      poor mans child and not for the high repute persons of society.

    • prissy
      December 31, 2010

      What has Skerrit do with it? next you will tell me he crucified Christ?

  13. ElHeffe
    December 29, 2010

    que mall,

    I read some of the comments that ws made by some readers,yes she was wrong to go and stabb her cousin,and have 3 children to worry about,yet lets us read this,lev; 18;18 said plain out a man must not lay with his wife (woman) cousin,sister niether any relative cause its the same blood,he was wrong!!!,
    they should have let her out at least to b with her children,and she’s not loud and rudd,we all knows her up here in st.maarten, we be down soon,hope she gets a good lawyer to plead her case,last time we talk to her was thursday gone,and now we had to read this in the news,
    we’ll hope we dont have to visit her up in stock farm,and hope one of her cousin can e-mail me at this address, tirapalu2@hotmail.com,, maybe we up here can help,if needed,

    • dominican outside
      December 29, 2010

      i dont agree with you Elheff murder is murder …. the man could lay anywhere he is a crab & will always be , these two woman they’r stupid mostly muriel … she live with the man why would she go over to the other woman house in the first case ….. her man was in the club at that time … why are you so bias .. be Realistic . wrong is wrong .. while; you trying to get a lawer to tell lies for her… i will get one for cheryl … muriel has to pay the price .. she is totally {WRONG}

      • Elheffe
        December 30, 2010

        To
        Domincan out side,
        all men must live with principles in life,thats bring values in his life ,PERIOD!as I stated in lev,chapt 18 vers 17-18 a man should not lay with his wife (woman) aunt, or sister ,cousin or any cause they are one blood,we knew her at the airport working with our friend chef michel,very pleasent ppl,yes she has to pay for her crime,but her cousin is alive no MURDER,assult with a deadly weapon to commit boodly harm,thats tomuch self,Oooh dont worry his turn will come ,he dont sleep dont slumber,I’m not bais,Ooh tell me if the cousin had got pregnunt,what would the children from the 2 woman would call each other???? tell me?? cousin?? brother and sister??

        we should have send for her when she had ask us to bring her up,just to late

      • Relative
        December 30, 2010

        There is forgiveness from the father. We are all sinners in the eyes of the Lord. He who is without sin

        cast the first stone. Are you without sin? Are you righteous and most holy? I think not.

  14. so sad
    December 29, 2010

    Words cant even expresss how i feel, i remember this girl muriel like it was yesterday. Quiet little child always looking for some love and affection from a father figure she never had.her mom brendaly was a nice girl as i can remember and she tried her best raising her daughter in the right way/ When kids grow up they always tend to go to a different direction. we cant blame the mother for nothing. she did it . And i believe the government need to instill a hash punishment for such cases. Because some women too like to go to the extreme or a man that dont even care about them. Face it people we are certainly living in the last days, and the devil is on a rampaage seeking all that he can get.wisen up young people and ask God for the guidence to face the challenging world of hurt, misstrust, pain TRUST IN THE LORD AND HE WILL GIVE U THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART.

  15. PROUD TO BE FROM WESELY
    December 29, 2010

    ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS ROESMUND YOU LET ME DOWM.AFTER I TALK TO YOU THIS IS WAT HAPPEN EHH .YOU NEVER LISTEN BUT I HOPE YOU DO NOW AND SEE IS TIME TO LEAVE THAT LITTLE BOY ALONG.NETHER HE NOR MURIEL IS YOUR SIZE OR AGE
    SOME OF YOU PEOPLE SAYING MURIEL IS POOR….POOR AND ALL SHE DOING IS MAKING CHILDERN…EHH POOR MY ASS….STUIPES….THIS HOLE THING IS JUST A DAM SHAME

    • wel well well
      December 30, 2010

      i feel you ‘proud to be from wesley’ rosemund needs to leave that little boy and get her life in order. I know that it will be difficult but life is about overcoming challenges and doing whats best for her kids.
      And all those people claiming that muriel is a nice quiet girl need to stop because we all know that both girls had their vices and were not saints by any stretch of the imagination….plz…….

  16. fire
    December 29, 2010

    Why don’t u people stop thinking like country bookies.It don’t matter where in dominica these things happen,is Dominica.Lets face it, In this time you can’t disrespect no one or you will get it.DA gone mad.

    • D
      December 29, 2010

      Stop being an A**……………take heed of the words you preach…….

      • IT CAN`T BE WORST.
        December 29, 2010

        Kay pee you are so right ,you don`t have the answer. no one has the answer .the only person who has the answer is JESUS CHRIST.

  17. Kay Pee
    December 29, 2010

    I used to boast to my friends in America that while all islands have their problems, Dominica isn’t like that. Told them that while I have my American passport, I will always keep my Dominican passport because I will need it to “run back home”. I used to boast and say “google us, you will see for yourself, crime rate next to nothing, stable economy, etc., etc.” Now I am SCARED and ASHAMED to say that. Everytime I come to DNO is nothing but bad news: murders, stabbings, shootings, political corruption. Alas, alas…what have we come to? Have we sould our contry to the Devil? Where did we go wrong? When will this madness end? It is really time for Dominicans to stand up and demand a stop to this. Our country is too small for things like this to be happening, day after day, after day. There is blood on the streets of every village and as I see it, on the hands of the government who sit idly by, dedicating time and resources to other things while Dominicans kill themselves.

    I don’t have the answer but there has to be a way to put an end to this. 2011 is coming and if 2010 is any indication of what is to come I am more than scared. Dominicans stand up and take back Dominica.

    • sofia
      December 31, 2010

      Who cares if you have an American passport or not nobody need to know what passport you have.

  18. dominican outside
    December 29, 2010

    OMG what the hell is going on , Muriel is not from wesley . she’s from marigot she came to wesley as a little girl with her mom …… Rosemund is a wesley woman these two young ladies has a serious problem fighting for a little boy who cannot give then breakfeast…they’r so stupid all they want is sussage ….muriel woke up at 3’am cannot find sussage she think that sussage is at rousmund house she find her way to the woman house , knock on her door , Rousemund got up open he door think is sussage but it was not . their come muriel with her knife snach rosemund neck Rosemund fall speachless,, the sad part muriel tied the neck to hold the blood down, change Rosemund clothe, also she muriel change into Rosemund clothe from the blood , Call Ambulance, went with her to the houspital … In the hospital Rosemund regain herself ! ….. Muriel words dont tell the DR i did that to you ? if you do it i will kill you …is’nt MURIEL a real criminal….i dont care who the hell the man is that they’r fighting for.. murile is wrong and she should be face justice. the government need to take serious action on these criminals enough is enough… where are we dominican heading to,,, what are the example for the younger ones , The young people dont value people life {JUSTICE WHERE ARE YOU} …. WE NEED PEACE… WE NEED LOVE

    • You dont say
      December 30, 2010

      And again WELL said!!

      • Relative
        December 30, 2010

        Whoever u r just shut ur pie hole!

    • mouth of the north east.
      December 30, 2010

      thats the next level that the government always talks about us going to. a country full of law breakers.

  19. Wesley Empress
    December 29, 2010

    It’s not worth it Muriel! You need to exercise alot of self control

  20. Wesley
    December 29, 2010

    Please don’t generalize all the youth of Wesley. There are a number postive youth in the Village doing extremely wonderful things. Did you read the article on DNO about the group S.O.U.L Enterprise and the Youth conference they just completed a week ago. Before you talk check your information. A few bad ones seem to tarnish the reputation of the majority.

    • dominican outside
      December 29, 2010

      POSITIVE VIBS …..WESLEY

  21. Urban maroon
    December 29, 2010

    These people are too idle,stressed out and ignorant

  22. loving Dominica
    December 29, 2010

    When women start to commit these types of crime, you know we in for it.

  23. bring back the milk and honey
    December 29, 2010

    why all the violence? Government need to lay down tougher punishment..somebody pass a hand on the country man..It is just a shame that only violence making headline news

  24. wesleyan to the bone
    December 29, 2010

    I must say this is quiet something…lol lol like seriously @relative so are you saying that is due to the fact that your cuz is ‘poor’ that she had the right to cause bodily harm to her own relative……This is crap everyone is responsible for their own actions despite social strata in life…..i would also like to say stop blaming the government for everything it’s our duty to ourselves to get off our maximus glutamus ,and move towards getting off the unemployment line

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      December 29, 2010

      ” maximus glutamus”

      What are you referring to; when you speak of ” maximus glutamus?” If that is supposed to be English, I wish to inform you that you will not find that used in an medical, or scientific term. That’s what happens when people like to use words the believe is big, and long, only to find out they are using them wrong and has also spelt the words wrong!

      Now since you are from Wesley, and you might be a cuz, I wish you will not feel offended me impressing upon you that the familiar scientific, and medical term that I know is ” Gluteus Maximus” and that part of the body is located between our Gluteus Medius, and our Adductor Magnus, actually it is part of our Hip.

      If you are interested in Human Anatomy & Physiology, perhaps you should consult with the king of Wesley, the king of mud, yours truly,

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • Gluteus Maximus
        December 30, 2010

        Francisco, have you ever heard of the saying “Satan cannot correct Sin?” Well if you read your response, you will note that there are many mistakes with your use of the English language.

        The Gluteus Maximus is the most superficial of the gluteal muscles and makes up most of the buttocks. You need to review your anatomy and revise your statement.

        • lolol
          December 30, 2010

          So :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Which one of you is right? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: My background is not of the medical field… Oh my two people trying to show off on Dominicans…are u all recent graduates? that might explain things…:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          December 30, 2010

          There is nothing in my statement to be reviewed, I made a correct statement based on some medical training I acquired, now you can accept what I stated, as facts, or you can reject it, but don’t try to make me pass as an idiot, as if what I said is wrong, because it’s not!

          Take it or leave it, end of conversation!

          Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

        • Anonymous
          December 30, 2010

          lol..lol..lol i may have @ the time spelt the word wrong ….but your english is just ridiculous..lol i can’t stop laughing did you bother to reveiw this before it’s post…..BTW i kno my anatomy peep ….you need to check some books again…ohhh sorry Gletus maximus just told you :) ..but anywayz you totally missed the point i was bringing across though

        • Anonymous
          December 30, 2010

          @lollol it’s not showing off on anybody …it was so funny that my piont was missed towards some high school anatomy only…..

    • FED UP DOMINICAN
      December 30, 2010

      To: Wesleyan To The Bone, I understood what you meant. Yes you spelt it wrong, but we all make the odd spelling mistake. Yes we should get off our backsides and help ourselves.

      To: F E DT – Yes your Gluteus Maximus is a muscle in your hip.

      You are both correct, so no need for insults. In fact the Gluteus Maximus is also known as the lazy muscle. It is also an accessory muscle and aid in HIP abduction movement and is found in the BUTTOCKS.

      People, when we are more knowledgable than others, we should be able to help/correct/advise others. No need to belittle each other.

      I am not medically minded, just an individual who reads a lot and believes that you are never to old to learn.

      • prissy
        December 31, 2010

        This is so typical of us Dominicans to see other people’s mistakes and not see our own.
        Give the man a break. We are no Webster or medical dictionaries.

  25. SHARON
    December 29, 2010

    HELLO GUYS I AM A DOMINICAN LIVING ABROAD AND ITS VERY SAD TO KNOW WHATS GOING ON. NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO CURSE OR BLAME EACH OTHER ITS CLEARLY THAT SOMETHING HAS GONE WRONG, ALL WE NEED NOW IS JESUS. FOLKS FRUSTRATION WILL COME BUT PLEASE LOOK UP TO HIM ACCEPT HIM INTO YOUR LIFE. LOVE EACH OTHER INSTEAD OF ALL THIS FIGHTING AND GOSSIPING. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL THE PARTIES INVOLVED.

  26. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    December 29, 2010

    ” She is from Wesley she attempted to murder a family member over the weekend and we are only now hearing about this. Meanwhile, the Grand Bay headlines stayed as the main story from the moment the incident happened until yesterday.” ( Concerned).

    What is so special, or so good about a family member attempted to murder one of her family?

    Why would someone want the name of their community to stay in the headlines, or making the headlines because of a criminal offense. Killing someone is not a good thing, never mind killing your own family, or stabbing each other with knifes!

    If you would like to see your village make headline, where murder, and stabbing’s are concern, if you are so concerned to a point where your name is ” Concerned” perhaps, you should help solve all the murders which has taken place in Wesley over the years, including the murder of my nephew, and the murder of the man who confessed to killing my nephew!

    There are other unsolved murder mysteries in the village, if you can solve them, that might be a reason for you to argue that Wesley is not kept long enough in the headline.

    In the meantime, do something constructive, promote something that the Community of Wesley can benefit from, when you have accomplished something interesting, and important enough that you can be proud of, call it to the attention of DNO, and if Wesley, did not make the Headline on DNO, then you can scream bloody-mary!

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahah!

    Until then be quiet; I am from the Village of Wesley, and I do not wish Wesley, to make the headlines, and kept in the headlines, because of some foolish person committing a dumb crime! And let me warn: two of my younger sisters have returned for the holidays, if anyone of you ignorant Wesley thugs ever think of bothering them while they are there, don’t try, because, I the King of Wesley, the King of mud, will find you and they say; revenge is sweet!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    The King Of Wesley, the king of mud!

    • oh my
      December 29, 2010

      lol
      you not any better than the criminals
      why the disclaimer..people will only do to your sisters if they go looking for it. so maybe you should tell your sisters to stay in their place

    • Concerned
      December 29, 2010

      You totally missed the point; maybe you need to reread the comment…

    • WHATTTT
      January 4, 2011

      PEOPLE, SHE IS NOT A FAMILY MEMBER!!!

      I KNOW THEY HAVE THE SAME SURNAME BUT, THERE IS NO RELATION!!

      SO PLEASE STOP ALL THIS NONSENSE ABOUT RELATIVE AND FAMILLY!!!!!!

  27. Oh My!!
    December 29, 2010

    You mean the courts is crowded with cases that is till May 20th they can hear this one.

  28. Fairplay
    December 29, 2010

    When that Lestrade man shot a man in the head ——– no attempted murder charge and no refusal of bail. Yes I !!!??? 8)

    • Relative
      December 29, 2010

      Thank You at least someone can see the truth behind the matter. The Prison its seems is only for the poor man’s child and the Bourgeoisie seem to get away with every little thing.

      OPEN YOUR EYES

  29. Pooh Bear
    December 29, 2010

    When I heard about this I was really taken back. Before a conclusion is prematurely arrived at the facts of the case must be presented. I know both of the young ladies involved. Cheryl was very close to my family. In fact, we are related. And not because we are related I am speaking from this angle. She is a very nice girl. Very helpful and though she could be saucy in the mouth at times, is very respectful. Muriel I know as a little child. I know first hand that she had a rough, rough upbringing. She came over to Wesley from Marigot with her mother as a child and I guess remained there. I am not sure how she and Cheryl are related. Persons maybe just saying that they are because they have the same last name.

    Nonetheless, what Muriel did was WRONG!! It is unfortunate that they both had the same boyfriend but what right does Muriel have to be at Cheryl’s home at 3 a.m. in the morning? After she stabbed Cheryl, my girl changed her clothes and put on Cheryl clothes before calling the ambulance. This is how heartless she is…she rode the ambulance to Marigot Hospital with the unconscious Cheryl and when Cheryl got back to her senses threatened her by saying, if you tell anyone who stab you I will kill you!. Doesn’t someone like that, irregardless of their economic status deserve to be behind bars? I certainly think so and I commend the justice system for their foresight.

    Even sadder is that the young man in the middle of this cannot do anything for either of them He himself is before the law for his foolish behavior. It is a really sad situation all around. I am hoping and praying that Cheryl pulls through and is able to function properly to take care of her children. As for Muriel, I hope she learns a serious lesson in Stockie! Don’t fight for no man! Don’t loose your freedom, your dignity for no man! It is not worth it. The man want to have his cup overflowing with women, you cannot deal with it, leave him. When one door is closed a window is opening somewhere. Besides, if there is a confrontation to be had, confront the man not the woman.

    Young people need to understand this and stop putting themselves in such stupid situations and bringing down the name of my beautiful village.

    • dominican outside
      December 29, 2010

      i love this Pooh Bear :) :!:

    • You dont say
      December 30, 2010

      You could not have said it BETTER!!!

    • tee hee
      December 30, 2010

      Well said Pooh! Like u too i was wonderin how and since wen the girls became cousins? Anyways how comes the person commenting as “Relative” skipped this story? Does he/she realized that this is simply the truth? He/ She seem to be commented to every other post. I agree that the justice system in beloved Dominica is biased but what Muriel did was totally uncalled for. She had enough time to think before she act, bearing in mind that she is poor and unemployed and has three kids (and they say one in she belly) before going all the way to Cheryl’s house at 3 in the morning…..

      • Relative
        December 30, 2010

        To

        tee hee

        I never said that what she did was right. how many times do i have to say that? We never know
        how the other person feels until it hits close to home. I REST MY CASE!

      • Pooh Bear
        December 30, 2010

        I just say it how I see it. I am a born and bred Wesleyan. I lived there from birth to 26 years of age before migrating. When I hear about these situations my heart hearts. It has been one of my life long dreams to have a home in Dominica catering to young women. To provide them with counseling and other assistance to help them see their worth. To help them develop the skills that they have. Some are excellent cooks, some are fashionistas in their own rights, some are hairstylists..etc. These are skills that they could develop and use to better themselves. What is happening is a domino effect. These young people are living out what they have learnt. They grew up seeing that sort of violence in their homes and just sub-consciously think that it is right. There are other ways of resolving issues besides violence.

        Some people talk about the Church. Yes, the Church is an institution that is supposed to help people in need. But, we have lost sight of the true meaning and representation of the Church. It has become a money making venture. Persons are no longer concerned with or about each other. They spit out quotes from the Bible,but do they really understand what they mean? I think we need to get back to being spiritually connected with ourselves and each other. That will help guide us away from being so quick to react negatively.

        I have been reading some of the comments being made by others. While I support some of the sentiments shared some are just simply crazy!!!

        This situation has a great lesson to be learned. Cheryl and Muriel are examples of what the result will be for persons engaged in these kinds of lifestyles. I am hoping that those who share their opinions here and maybe in such situations are taking note

        . A VERY SPECIAL NOTE TO YOUNG WOMEN –
        If a man is with you and says he loves you and chooses to have outside women, your responsibility is to confront him. You and him are the ones in business not you and the other woman (except if she tries to tackle you or something- then she have to take what she get right there and then. Not later – that is premeditated).

        If the man says he loves you and want to have other women and you cannot deal with it, as I have said before- LEAVE HIM!!!!! There are sooooo many other men around who would respect and love you.

        If the man says he loves you and want to have other women, then it is plain to see….HE DOES NOT RESPECT YOU…LEAVE HIM!!

    • Elheffe
      December 30, 2010

      @ pooh bear,

      yes she had it hard,but yet she should have leave it alone,but what had went one in her head no one knows,yet she tied her wound and called the ems for help,humm heartless??? letts see????
      and having one in the belly?? Ur had to be her Dr, lol

      lets leave it to that, she have learn her lesson ,both of them,

    • Anonymous
      December 30, 2010

      lol..lol if is so it happened then @ pooh bear this is some premeditative thing;by you just stating that she called the EMS and rode along with her to the hospital,am sorry it may sound harsh but this was not a crime off passion but one off pure heartless and the Muriel knew exactly what she was doing….anyways this is the end of times

  30. crooks and liars
    December 29, 2010

    two male crabs can’t live in the same hole… in that case two female crabs!

  31. wesley people
    December 29, 2010

    that’s what happen when guys want to have two women in the same village. there were fighting over a man and that was the result

    • Anonymous
      December 29, 2010

      Well the both of them should have made a plan on the man not fight each other near death! Our women need to rise up, NO MAN IS WORTH YOUR LIFE!!!!

      Now Muriel is sitting in Stockfarm prison while the other woman OUT WITH THE MAN…is that SILLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYY?!

    • colihaut i come out
      December 29, 2010

      a man? stupesssss…dey doh hear mr.vegas…hot gyal nah fite over man! if de man cya give me oxygen to live..what she stabbing people for him for?

  32. anonymous
    December 29, 2010

    @concerned
    I totally agree with you, and note that I am from the north east, far removed from Grandbay. It never ceases to amaze me how in 2010 we can still have such stereotyping in Dominica. I ve found that the reporting of news in this country is too lopsided.

  33. Concerned
    December 29, 2010

    This is what I call bias reporting. She is from Wesley she attempted to murder a family member over the weekend and we are only now hearing about this. Meanwhile, the Grand Bay headlines stayed as the main story from the moment the incident happened until yesterday. What I find amazing is that information regarding crime in Grand Bay is always highlighted but crimes involving other communities are down played. If they make the headlines they are soon removed and replace with something else whereas Grand Bay and surrounding communities get the headlines and remain in the headlines. While Grand Bay is not free from problems; there are people in Grand Bay who are successful with great accomplishment; these are never highlighted. What about all the positive things that happen in Grand Bay year round; why are not hightlighted like the crimes are? We should be reporting both the positive things about our communities and not just the negative things like the increase in crime rate. For all of your who had so much negative reporting to say about Grand Bay what do you have to say about the rest of Dominica for the attempted murder in Wesley and the othe murder?

    • oh my
      December 29, 2010

      AMEN!! to that

    • don't care not more
      December 29, 2010

      you people make your reputation it was not given to you.

      • wat u tink
        December 29, 2010

        Who made the reputation my friend? Who?
        Like the saying goes one bad apple spoil the whole bunch, therefore a group of people maybe involved in their nonsense and as a result the whole community pays for it.
        This, however does not mean that everyone in the community is bad.
        Dominica is ours whether we are from GrandBay, Roseau,Wesley,Portsmouth,Scotthead, and so forth.
        It doesn’t matter.What matters is if one place is affected we all are affected. Something can’t happen in d/ca and it doesn’t affect all of us.
        Its a time for us to be united and put God first in our land. PPl do not be fooled.Dont be to materialistic but be realistic.Lets see God do wonders in our land and let it spread throughout the c/bean, because we are all in the C/bean pot.
        Blessings upon our land, LOrd.

    • for real?
      December 29, 2010

      Why do you people always have to highlight Grand bay even when its not mentioned?

    • tired
      December 29, 2010

      so right my dear

    • JUSTICE
      December 29, 2010

      You are right on this matter but realise grandbay is “known for crimes” and u know how we dominicans are so of course as soon as sumting happen in grandbay it travels quicker. On the other hand, sumting happen in a village where killing is almost unheard of it will take a lil more time…but u made a very good point here

      • mouth of the north east.
        December 29, 2010

        killings unheard of in wesley???? are you forgetting that there are 9 unsolved murders in wesley over a 15 year period?? they are just like grandbay ppl the see what happens but no one comes forward to assist the law in putting the criminals away.

    • BB
      December 29, 2010

      Concerned, based on your comments you are not in the ‘reporting’ business. The aim of news organizations is not only to keep people informed but KEEP and INCREASE readership. Just my opinion but a headline which reads “2 murders in Belles/Capuchin” would trump “attempted murder in Roseau/Portsmouth” on any reporting site. Crimes which take place in Grandbay are not the only ones which stay on headline new–your BIAS is what’s in play here.

      • Hmmmmm
        December 29, 2010

        I agree.

      • Concerned
        December 29, 2010

        @ BB how long have you been reading News online because last time I check criminal activities and news happening in certain villages are highlighted more than others; especially Grand Bay so don’t tell me about my bias. Execution style murder in Roseau and surroundings don’t get the same publicity. My advice to you is to keep reading and observe the headlines. It took me over a year and a half of reading articles online and observing the trending before making my comment. My comment did not stem out of just one headline.

    • thickerz
      December 29, 2010

      concerned I agree to that. this is just the way it is when things happen in Grand Bay it remains the headline news for how long but this stabbing took place OVER THE WEEKEND and we reading about it today

    • Wesley
      December 29, 2010

      The People working on DNO deserve a break during the holidays also. Give them a break

    • so sad for Joe
      December 29, 2010

      That is a lie. Why is that Grand Bay people are always claiming to be victimized. You guys are a bad bunch. I live in Grand Bay and I always say that I have absolutely nothing to do with you guys. You are really as bad as people say so stop complaining.

      • Concerned
        December 29, 2010

        Here you go generalizing….maybe you need to find another village to move to. Everyone who is truly from Grand Bay will say to you; that although there are a few bad ones in the bunch they are not all bad. It’s not about victimization but rather about accuracy. If your family member did something wrong; and is considered bad would you like somebody to apply that title to you also? Grand Bay has some of the warmest people on the island and some thugs or wanna be thugs in the midst. Don’t blame the entire community for a few bad ones. Research who’s who in Dominica and you will realize that most of the people who have gone out to do postitive things in Dominica and abroad has some kind of history/roots associated with Grand Bay. Stop assuming you know the community…know what they say about assuming?

      • Donna
        December 29, 2010

        I think you guys are imagining things. Keep in mind that the proprietor of DNO is non-Dominican. I doubt he cares any thing about Grand bay vs Wesley or any other place for that matter.

  34. dominican Abroad
    December 29, 2010

    not to long ago a young man was stabbed in his neck in Yam Piece area, the rsults… he died after. let us control our anger, and whether you’re rich or poor, an offence is an offence, think b4 we act people, stop take a deep breath, count to 10, walk away from trouble, doesnt mean u’re weak if you walk away. It will save you lots of years in prison. Being poor and going to prison makes you even poorer, cause when you get out of prison, it is hard to get a job and re-integrate into society.

    • Mimi
      December 29, 2010

      true, not only that, your family is at greater loss when things like that happen, and this horrible situation makes it twice the trouble…

    • Relative
      December 29, 2010

      Words are very easy to mouth once its not in the situation. I am almost sure that if it were your son or
      daughter you would want pardon and forgiveness. Put yourself in the situation. You never know when it hits close to home. You never know.
      The coldness in people now adays is very apparent. SOOOOOOo COLD AND UNFORGIVING.

      GOD HELP US!

  35. Relative
    December 29, 2010

    what the hell they talking about attempted murder? Those judge and magistrates need to put their house in order and prosecute who needs to be prosecuted. My cousin is a poor girl with nobody to help her.They could have atleast taken that into consideration. I am not surprised at what is happpening to our justice system here in Dominica. The Politicians, Judges, Magistrates and all the other persons in higher anthority are just too f…… bias.

    Solve all those unsloved murders stop blaming it on the police and stop trying to Penalize poor unemployed people.

    • JUSTICE
      December 29, 2010

      What is d meaning of what you say deh? They may not know her personally but wrong is wrong. It IS ATTEMPTED MURDER..u know how easy someone can die from a stab wound to sumting as sensitive as the neck?? Jus bcuz is ur cuz u taalking like dat if it was someone else i am sure u wont say sumting like that….

    • LMAO
      December 29, 2010

      maybe she should not have turned to violence in the first place. Especially with a knife.

    • wesleyman
      December 29, 2010

      I did not hear you say that the injury was not an attempt on the young lady’s life. I do agree with you that the laws are too laxed, and there is a general fraustration among the people and thats whats causing this much crime, but poverty is never an excuse to become a criminal. Please understand that your cousin tried to kill her own cousin, and that should be alarming to you.

    • BUBBLES
      December 29, 2010

      so because she poor, the wounds inflicted by her could not be a fatal wound. or was she so much in a rage she could not pause and think of her actions…

      crap crap craP

      • Relative
        December 29, 2010

        Bubbles you better just stop passing so much gas over the WWW. Its okay for a poor mans child to stay in a dilapidated, overcrowded, hell hole like Stock Farm, than for a man allegedly guilty of Financial Crimes to hear his 46 counts he have against him in the court of law.

        Dominica is only going to get worse. The red shirts that some of us wore on that day in December we will continue to see that color running on our streets as if it were a river.

    • Elheffe
      December 29, 2010

      Hi I know Muriel good,she had to provoke her Muriel to the max,I try to call her just to say x-mass greetings, no I had to read this online, by chance if cousin read this give me a hallo at tirapalu2@hotmail.com pls, why why my dear friend,

      • thickerz
        December 29, 2010

        being poor doesn’t give u the right to stab somebody in the neck. she did it intentionally people stop harboring criminals because they are ur families. the other young lady could be dead all now and she would shed a few crocodile tears say sorry and think it easy. if she so poor then tell her find a job and use her time wisely. she is only 22 and u making a lame excuse “SHE’S POOR” pure bs u chatting. so many poor people around and they not turning to violence….

      • I Kno Who U R
        December 30, 2010

        I’m sorry do u REALLY know that girl?????

      • I Kno Who U R
        December 30, 2010

        the comment was directed at Elheffe… not sure why it was posted to thickerz

    • wel well well
      December 29, 2010

      so whats your point? your cousin shouldnt be held responsible for her misdeeds? Well all u just full of sh$% i n this place no wonder the village is going to hell in a hand basket..smh

    • Concerned
      December 29, 2010

      she didn’t know she was poor and unemployed all the time.. she have the nerved to curse pple on facebook and she damn umemployed.. this stupid girl need to a get a job so she could feed them hungry kids of hers. rosemund make sure she stay stocky and make the baby up there too..senseless girl

      • Relative
        December 29, 2010

        You sound like someone who is frustrated! Are you unemployed yourself? Its amazing how so called
        educated persons can opens their mouths and confirm that they are fools! Your comment is totally
        irrelevant. Lets stick to the issue at hand.

    • FED UP DOMINICAN
      December 29, 2010

      Yes there is serious flaws in the law, but that is no excuse for violence, nor is being poor.

      Be very grateful that the victim did not die.

      The families and friends of the two ladies should be trying to help BOTH ladies and getting them to sort out their differences without using violence.

      Bail was denied, one reason was that she was a flight risk. If she is poor (as you stated) then how is she a flight risk.

      • Relative
        December 29, 2010

        If poverty is not an excuse for resorting to violence then why< plz tell me why, would a man chop another man on his head for $0.50cents, resulting in his death? That is even less than what Judas betrayed Christ for. Is that the value we are placing on peoples lives?

        Considering her a flight risk is based purely on assumption.

    • real possie
      December 29, 2010

      this is what i say on here all the time they blame every one every thing but the one that was wrong
      if she so poor y is she withchild thats another mouth u will have to feed when u cant feed your self
      now u saying the red colors that people had thats what will run in the streets save the post u have on here with the laxed laws we have when she come out in two weeks show it to her so she will
      feel justified for what she did with u in her cornner she wont feel that ba she will just try it again

      • Relative
        December 30, 2010

        I am not condoning what she did. You never heard me give her any praises for what she did, all
        I’m saying is that the justice system is bias and unfair.

        U think if is u or your relative that had shot the Lestrade boy with the gun in his head that you would have gotten a charge of GBH. Think again you would have been in stockfarm all now.

    • colihaut i come out
      December 29, 2010

      Attempted murder is the crime of more than merely preparing to commit unlawful killing and at the same time having a specific intention to cause the death of human being…..She take a knife….She put de knife in de girl neck…I doh think is scratch she was trying to scratch her nuh..I think she wanted to silenee de girl for life..Being poor doesnt have nothing to do with how the judges should charge her..I cannot say that the system doh have its faults..But either way it go, the girl could die from her injury. Maybe it was a crime of passion and she couldnt control watever emotion caused her to do what she do..but the fact remains that she did it.. Poor or not..she should face whatever punishment her choices will bring..

    • True Gyalist
      December 30, 2010

      she should have taut about being poor before doing such a heinous act.

  36. Kung Fu
    December 29, 2010

    hmph!!!!!

  37. Anonymous
    December 29, 2010

    muriel thats all im gonna say

  38. Anonymous
    December 29, 2010

    This is horrible. What is wrong with these people. Dominica, don’t become those others crime ridden islands.

    • LMAO
      December 29, 2010

      then the government needs to create opportunities and employment ans stop giving hand outs.

      • No Name 2
        December 29, 2010

        Like seriously…stop blaming the govt yo….how much fig rotting on ground in Dominica….ppl find they too up to plant fig…so will and come again

        • BB
          December 29, 2010

          Just an FYI; Chiquita and Dole fig are not processed in Dominica. Fig planting is no longer a viable source of employment for small agri based economies.

  39. OH MY MY
    December 29, 2010

    I DONT UNDERSTAND THE WORLD WE AE LIVING IN THESE DAYS.ITS SO SAD!

  40. hmmm
    December 29, 2010

    i am from wesley and by God I have no idea who is rosemund and muriel thomas…..are they known by other names? I have no idea what is wrong with the youth of Wesley it seems like they are getting worse each year…My God please put a hand and touch the hearts of these young people, there is no love just hate and we need a change.

    • Anonymous
      December 29, 2010

      muriel born marigot maybe living wesley now but her mother from marigot always loud and rude

      • Relative
        December 29, 2010

        Do you know what you are talking about? Who is loud and rude ? You must be completely mistaken.
        You have ID the wrong person

      • WENDY JAMES
        December 29, 2010

        YOUR POINT IS? MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON US.

    • Super
      December 29, 2010

      The girls is not from Wesley.

    • Wesley
      December 29, 2010

      Please don’t generalize all the youth of Wesley. There are a number postive youth in the Village doing extremely wonderful things. Did you read the article on DNO about the group S.O.U.L Enterprise and the Youth conference they just completed a week ago. Before you talk check your information. A few bad ones seem to tarnish the reputation of the majority.

      • wesleyan to the bone
        December 29, 2010

        I totally agree with this .Bigg up to the S.O.U.L Enterprise..love the positive vibes

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