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SKerrit calls on police, supporters for restraint ahead of civil disobedience campaign

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Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called on the police to be in a “restraint manner” and his supporters to avoid any argument with the opposition as they prepare to stage a campaign of civil disobedience all over Dominica beginning today at 3:00 p.m.

The prime minister was speaking at the launching ceremony of Roseau Valley candidate Dr. Irving McIntyre in Trafalgar on Sunday.

“There will be attempts by the opposition to engage you in confrontation. Let us walk away,” he urged. “There is no need for us to engage with anyone in any confrontation. We have been and will continue to be a party or peace and love.”

He continued, “Do not engage in any argument. If you cannot discuss with somebody walk away and go home and sleep.”

The Prime Minister further stated that while he does not get involved in the management of the police force, he is urging the police to be in, “a restraint manner because there will be attempts to create mayhem in our country looking for bloodshed.”

“I do not want want kind of bloodshed in our country,” Skerrit remarked.

He added, “We are focusing on building lives and rebuilding a new Dominica. That is our preoccupation. Let the opposition engage themselves in their evil acts, their acts of destruction. That is all they can do.”

Meantime Opposition leader Linton has accused the “Skerrit-controlled media houses and operatives” of “deliberately and maliciously” misinterpreting his call for civil disobedience, for accountability of State funds and the missing $1.2 billion.

He explained that civil disobedience is an internally accepted form of protest action practised in democracies to express dissatisfaction with the leadership conduct of democratically-elected governments.

“It is a peaceful demonstration of the people’s will to demand answers to the legitimate concerns of the people,” Linton said. “It has nothing to with vandalism, destruction, violence, destruction of people’s property, harming people in any way, shape or form. The classic characterization of civil disobedience has  non-violence and peace as the under-girding of that definition.”





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Search called off for plane which crashed off Dominica coast

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Part of the undercarriage of the aircraft which was fished out of the sea by some Marigot residents

The search has been called off for the victims of a plane crash which occurred in the sea off Marigot on Sunday 16th February 2020.

Earlier reports indicated that the French-registered aircraft, which was carrying 4 persons, had taken off at about 6:43 pm from the Douglas-Charles Airport destined for Le Raizet Airport in Guadeloupe.

“Investigations continue into that missing plane; the police have recovered some debris but we have not recovered any bodies,” Police Chief Daniel Carbon said at a news conference recently. “The search has been called off.”

Meantime, carbon said no arrests have been made following a recent shooting incident which occurred in Picard, Portsmouth at 11:00 pm on February 4th 2020, resulting in the death of a Chinese national.

The deceased is Zing Jian Yong, a 49-year-old male residing at Picard, Portsmouth.

“We are investigating that matter. We have pursued every lead that we had intensively. We brought in a number of suspects and interviewed them and investigations continue,” Carbon revealed. “We have not made any arrests or charged anyone for this crime.”

The police chief condemned this incident and called on the general public to provide the police with any information or evidence to help to bring the criminal/criminals to justice.

“We have been getting some tips but we have not yet solved it,” he said. “I have a strong feeling that we might solve this crime, but again the information and evidence are out there…there must be somebody who knows what happened, who did it.”





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DNO LIVE coverage Carnival Tuesday Parade

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DNO LIVE coverage Carnival Tuesday ParadeLive coverage of the Carnival Tuesday Parade. *Refresh your browser if you are having difficulties viewing the stream* Posted by Dominica News Online on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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IN PICTURES: Jouvert in Roseau

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IN PICTURES: Jouvert in RoseauPhotos courtesy Jaleel Grove

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