UPDATE: Chinese national shot dead in Portsmouth

The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force is investigating a shooting incident that occurred at 11:15 pm on February 4th, 2020 at Picard Portsmouth.

The Deceased is Zing Jian Yong a 49-year-old male, and Chinese National residing at Picard Portsmouth.

Yong was transported to the Reginald Fitzroy Armour Hospital where he was medically examined and officially pronounced dead by a Medical Doctor.

The body has been transported to the Lyndhurst Funeral Home, awaiting a Post Mortem examination.

Investigations are ongoing.

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  1. Malcolm L'Overture
    February 7, 2020

    I posted a comment in your forum yesterday and you took it down for no apparent reason. Why are you doing this? My comment was fair as I was asking a pertinent question in light of the crisis that this world is plagued with. I was not being unreasonable.
    I also pointed out the fact that I am Partially Haitian and St Lucia. I find your omission of my comment to be without foundation. You have no reason to take my comment down. There are far worst comments being posted and yet you allow them to flourish on your blog. Why did you have to take mine down? To say that I am appalled would be an understatement. Whatever happened to free speech. Do you practice free speech in Dominida? Please explain the reason for taking down my comment.

    ADMIN: The comment was not taken down as it was not posted until today. Comments are usually moderated within 24 hours – often much sooner.

    • February 13, 2020

      I offer my apologies for the above statement. I thought you took down my previous comment. I noticed it’s published below. I did not see it and hence the reason why I wrote above asking why it was taken down.I am sorry for any inconvenience and wish to point out that I am happy it’s been rectified.
      Thank you for publishing the comment below where I was asking whether this ugly incident was connected to the CoronaVirus.My apologies for the above comment.
      Malcolm L’overture
      Haitian Lucian

      • The Truth Be Known
        March 3, 2020

        Malcolm L’Overture I salute u descendant of Toussaint L’Overture. I look forward to you telling people about the role played by Toussaint L’Overture in the development of the Caribbean region. Let the truth be known so the Caribbean people will not discriminate the haitian people. I always say that there are many Dominican and more broadly caribbean nationals residing all over the world in large numbers. Aruba, Curacoa, St Martin/St Maarten, Antigua, Guadeloupe, France, UK, USA. I know this is not the forum but I hate it when our people speak against the Haitian Nationals – a sister Caribbean country.

  2. Gouvelma
    February 6, 2020

    The sentence for such senseless and greedy killings should be as severe as the fine imposed by the Master at the High Court. It is sad that civil judgements are much more severe than the punishment for heinous crimes. Something is terrible wrong. It is people like that who the police should kill and not innocent people like Joshua Etienne who they killed some years ago. I hope Daniel Carbon utilise all resources available to the police and if needs be go to the very Chinese for resources and assistance in solving that crime. The guilty person deserves to be executed and since our judges are more sympathetic with criminals than victims and their family I hope they will impose a life sentence on the thug.

  3. February 6, 2020

    I am wondering whether this killing has anything to do with the CoronaVirus that is taking over the world right now.It started in China and it is spreading like flies. No one has said anything about this. When I first saw that story I immediately thought Virus killing maybe. Perhaps the victim was plagued with Corona and someone took him out to protect the country.

    But after reading thru the comments I am able to deduce that this Chinese man was for all intense and purposes an affable man who lived in Dominica and was happy to live there. I have noticed the caustic comments about Haitians and I am not very happy with people blaming Haitians for some of the ills in this lovely island. Haitians work very hard in Dominica to earn a living and to send remittances back home to their poor families. They are grateful to Dominica, a fellow Caribbean island for helping them out. I am half Haitian and half St Lucian residing in Europe.Please tone down the hateful comments- We are One…

    • The Truth Be Known
      March 3, 2020

      Yes Malcolm just like the Dominicans would go to the various islands – Antigua, Aruba, Curacoa, St thomas, St Croix, UK (Most of my relatives migrated to the UK) and they would send remittances to us (poor families) in Dominica. Lest we forget where we were and where we are now. We are now like the ST Maarten/ST Thomas/UK/Antigua/ Aruba/Curacoa/USA our own people went to and sent us remmittances. We should give God all the glory and recognise that we were in similar situation but he has blessed us to bless others just like we were blessed in the past.

      I like to say it how it is – The Truth. I often wonder how sarcastic and unsympathetic we have become. We do not always remember where we were. Some are indeed compawaizon. Manyof our families are still in the countries I mentioned . Alas !

  4. jamie
    February 6, 2020

    Dominica is corrupt,Police officers are loyal to the protection and orders given by King Skerrit,while these cowards continue to kill innocent people.Skerrit put the police officers to work,your quick to send them after the opposition,country is cursed.

    • The Truth Be Told
      March 3, 2020

      jamie jamie u know sometimes u need to play over and over in your head your comments. U need healing. You are obssessed. Why? Get practical and objective. Stop the blame game. Oneof these days, someone will accuse you wrongly and I wonder how u will feel. Stop that nonesense talk for once. And let me tell u in no uncertain terms – This land called Dominica is blessed. We reverse your curse word and we pray that u get healed to see clearly and to speak good over your land if indeed you are a Dominican. jamie stop speaking and saying things with no proof whatsoever.

  5. Malick
    February 6, 2020


    I do not understand why you are complaining about this situation in Portsmouth Area. This has been on going for years. We all saw it and knew what to do about it.
    We had the opportunity recently to effectively bring about change on Dominica….. via the polls. We choose to remain under a regime that looks out only for these politicians. They are wicked
    So stop complaining and take what you get !!!

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  6. Garvey
    February 5, 2020

    One life lost is to much,but I must say I don’t ever see so many concern comments for a fellow Dominican who have lost there life on the streets of Dominica. I hear people cry out for the lost of there children and they get no attention from gov’t or police in quest for justice, so let us all speak out against crime against our own people the way we speak out for the foreigners. because in the end we all suffer/Dominica suffers.

    • February 7, 2020

      Don’t be like that, they are all human beings at least in the eye of God.

  7. PossieStrong
    February 5, 2020

    Zing was a great man. This man always encourage ppl to start business. Always making conversation with his customers and treating his customers better than us Dominicans treat each other and that is not a lie. Why kill him? Everybody knows him as Cheng. Whoever did this will not see good because that man had a good heart and was full of love. Shame on the person. Woe unto the person who killed Cheng. Looking at the video he didn’t even fight back. He said ok you can get the money. So why shoot him? Why? This person will suffer and be haunted. They have to open their own mouth and admit that they shot Cheng. The man sells his little meals and vegetables. Well known by Possie people. The police did a poor job. The shooting happened after 10. They didn’t show up until 11:15pm. Mr PM arm the police properly. Pay them properly. Help us run these hooligans from our town. We tired! We fedup! Let’s take back Possie! Time to shake them down. Run them from the blocks. We fedup of living in…

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  8. February 5, 2020

    Hello and good afternoon my people. First I want to offer my condolence to the victim family for their lost. It’s always sad and troubling to hear that someone is killed in my sweet Dominica. As someone who has twenty four years of law enforcement experience with twenty one years of conducting investigations. It’s troubling as to how the Police handle such investigations because this crime occurred on February 4th and as of the fifth the body is released to a private funeral home. The government should have a pathologist or a medical examiner to perform an autopsy because at this stage we don’t know if the victim was poisoned and Then shot or did he died as a result of a gun shot. Suppose the funeral home conduct an autopsy and say that the victim died from natural causes then he was shot. How can the police disprove that when they didn’t perform an autopsy and they didn’t maintain chain of custody of the body. I hope the victim family hire private investigators to find the…

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    • Frank N Stein
      February 5, 2020

      I think you got your investigative degree from the movies. Move derre!

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      • Dominican
        February 6, 2020

        You may find that this is the best place to preserve the body i.e. keeping it refrigerated, awaiting forensic examination and tests, rather than the morgue at the hospital.

    • look it
      February 5, 2020

      what we are reading is a man has been shot and he is dead. You find witnesses and murder weapon, then the suspect or suspects. The suspect got the evidence and their motives. Dead men tell no tails. Your suspect is already escape on you. They last seen the victim alive at 9.30 pm.Every comments have a kind word to say about the victim and the killer still at large. Get the killer, the victim is not wounded, he can wait.

    • Economis
      February 5, 2020

      Looking at too much NCIS

    • Unknown
      February 5, 2020

      24 years of law enforcement experience including 21 years as an investigator and that is the nonsense you’re talking? The man was shot point blank. Even if he died of a heart failure right after, it will be as a result of the gun shot wound.
      Please tell me which which CSI unit you’re part off so I can have you demoted. You need to be a traffic cop.

      My deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victim.

  9. Black sheep
    February 5, 2020

    SMH, that sad I going miss mister,he was a good person to everyone

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    • DominicaStrong
      February 5, 2020

      Was it Hope or Georgie? Do you know who?

      • Me
        February 7, 2020

        Hope it was not Georgie and Georgie hopes it was not him.

  10. Paskie
    February 5, 2020

    RIP to the family of the beloved. So sorry that he was killed. Now, these ppl in their country cannot own guns. Not even police on the road has guns. And they are the most populous country on earth. Everybody in check. But dca that barely have more ppl than a street in China, all cat and dog have gun. Nonsense. Our laws self too soft. Y’all need to reinstate the death penalty in dca. These young thugs doing too much nonsense in the place. Minister of national defense, do your job properly.

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  11. EIFILE
    February 5, 2020

    What a calamity . First of all the suspect must be handed over to the Chinese authoarity,find the suspect associates, where does he work and who paid him to carry out the crime. The police needs outside help on this one. Accomplices and gangs. The suspect must be given maximum protection at all times. I am afraid and worried

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  12. I Still Red
    February 5, 2020

    Sad, sad, sad. That’s not good people. The police will have a very hard time investigating it because of the amount of foreigners residing at Picard these days. It’s not like before we could say is maybe so and so since we knew all the bad boys around, though the person doesn’t really have to be from Portsmouth. I am not blaming anyone but the truth is, Picard, especially that area has three times more Haitians than Dominicans, as well as Spanish, people from the middle east, Iranians, and all kinds of nationalities. Who knows maybe that person has already made it to Guada or St. Martin already. But it’s sad and my condolences to the family. PM please don’t use that as an excuse for not building the airport because this kind of thing happens all over the world, especially in cities where people not working yet so many foreigners.

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    • Haitian Immigrant to Dominica
      February 5, 2020

      Is not Haitians that murdered the China man. Is local fellas that kill the man. These fellas was all dressed in red during the election. So don’t blame no Haitians. We are peaceful and law abiding immigrants to Dominica. Not criminals

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      • Malcolm L'Overture
        February 13, 2020

        Whether we are Haitians or Dominicans we are all Caribbean people.The Caribbean is a beautiful place which welcomes all it’s citizens.
        One Love One Caribbean
        Malcolm L’Overture

  13. derp
    February 5, 2020

    Is it the Chinese guy who has the restaurant around the area by the ice-cream place?

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    • Friend
      February 5, 2020

      Yes next to tasty shwamar

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      • derp
        February 5, 2020

        ah ah ah :cry:

      • Possie Direct
        February 5, 2020

        That’s a very sad story, not because it’s a Chinese but because that could have been me, my brother, relative or friend and for that I offer my heart felt sympathy to the family. I know this kind of crime could happen even if the economy was booming in Dominica or Picard, but the truth is the state that Skerrit, Ian, pm Austrie and Nathan have Portsmouth, I am scared for the future of this once upon a time great town with slot of potential. I still cannot understand how my people would allow Skerrit and the gangsters above to allow Ross University to move to Barbados, with help from Skerrit and the people still rewarded them with 5 more years! Portsmouth, Picard is now a ghost town or a dead end. I remember Skerrit met four banks in Portsmouth now we are down to one. We had Subway and some good international restaurants. We whitchurch and just about everything. We are left with nothing other than lies, empty promises, Haitians like flies, and a daily disaster caused by our own DLP

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      • Ross Student
        February 5, 2020

        Was he one of the people who owned Jack’s Chinese restaurant?

  14. cautious
    February 5, 2020

    its so ad that this man was good with everyone ,always smiling and making conversations ,he been around for years ,when the medical school was there when money was making and to see now that picard ppl crying to even make a 100 dollars that somebody think to rob the man and even kill him ..what is this world coming to .sad to see my Chinese friend pass like that
    Zàijiàn my friend .

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  15. Dominica I love
    February 5, 2020

    DNO – Please correct the spelling of the word “investing” .. I believe you wanted to type “investigating”. Thanks.

    I am so sorry to hear about this very unfortunate incident. Someone lost their life and now a family is grieving. Very sad indeed. Condolences to his family :( :(

    ADMIN: Thank you for pointing that out it has been corrected. This is from the statement we received from the police, we should have noticed it and had it corrected.

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  16. As I see it
    February 5, 2020

    Oh boy how sad that. So you tell murder of a Chinese means we not going to get the international airport again, or if we get it expect it to be delayed man. It’s very sad boy

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    • look it
      February 6, 2020

      As you see it, A good policeman would hunt you down and take you in for questioning, we lost. a life and you talk about airport. All these people site by loitering with intent and live well, no body or police chase them away, meaning they have a provider. The Chinese government invested their livelihood in this Island therefore, they need to be protected

  17. Ash
    February 5, 2020

    Little Portsmouth Kkanrat that do that!!!!

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    • Alas
      February 6, 2020

      Such a foolish statement to make so early in an investigation. You are a very irresponsible individual.

  18. Jayson
    February 5, 2020

    Zing was genuinely a nice guy. Treated everybody with respect and always provided service with a smile. Very nice person to talk to. It’s terrible what our country has become.
    One day there will be a pump or glock waiting for them robbers on the other side of the door. Just wait.
    Sincere condolences to the family…

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  19. yes sah!!!
    February 5, 2020

    wow …this is what dominicans wanted wow !!!

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    • Pete Edwards
      February 5, 2020

      ?????? No empathy? Finger pointing? Do you have the info on this? Then talk to the Police

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    • Eagle-Eyed
      February 5, 2020

      You seem to be rejoicing at the killing of another human being. It could have been you, a member of your family or close relative – You ……………………….

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      • As I See it
        February 5, 2020

        When Skerrit got rid of Ross he blamed it on Maria. We all know he not going to build no international airport; but expect him to blame the murder of this Chinese as the reason for it to fall through.

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        • KID ON THE BLOCK
          February 5, 2020

          Good thing Skerrit don’t see it as you do.
          You are the least THING Skerrit worries about.
          Skerrit has no time for ….. like you.

    • ??
      February 5, 2020

      Only a disgruntled person with a twisted mind would make a statement like that.

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  20. SMH
    February 5, 2020

    smh…sad stop the crime

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    • Disgusted
      February 5, 2020

      I live in picard. I bought a pack of cigarettes from this man last night at 9:30. He was such a nice humble man.

      Since ross left Picard has become a slum. Full of Haitians and low life locals hanging on the corner. This is a direct result of the desperation of a community with no money, no work, no business. In fact both Portsmouth a d picard have been on a downward spiral since Maria.

      The great politicians that run this country have sucked the blood out of this community and done nothing, nothing to help. Skerritt, where is the new school? More lies. Skerritt why is kempinski running with an occupancy of 5 rooms or less a night? Douglas, when they going to fix the roads in picard.

      Whitchurch closing, many other business’s shutting down, many running at a loose trying to get out. This is becoming a disaster and you goverment leaders DOING NOTHING.

      Why anyone stays on this island, invests in this island, believes the lies coming out of Skeritt’s mouth is beyond me. Time…

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  21. teeth money
    February 5, 2020

    New dynamics in possie

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  22. Chhh
    February 5, 2020

    Did He Have The Corona Virus? :-x

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    • Go Fly A Kite
      February 5, 2020

      Chhh, are you insinuating that having the Corona virus somehow lessens the blow of the death of this murder victim or the devastating impact to his loved ones?

      One thing is certain, I do not need a medical opinion to declare that you have apparently contracted the incurable virus called stupidity!!!

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    • Galileo
      February 6, 2020

      Attention seeking for individuals with very low self-esteem as a result of having no personal achievements, has reach and all time high with the advent of public forums on which to express themselves. It is so bad that it ignores morals and decency and cause then to say and do anything as long as it satisfy their sick needs. A very sad state of affairs when you can make such a statement when we are talking about the killing of another human being.

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