A police officer in Roseau shot a man after he allegedly attempted to touch a young girl in the bathroom of a school situated just meters from Police Headquarters.
The Police say the man was hiding in the bath room and attacked the child, she screamed and right at that time the Police officer was in the area dropping off a child. He confronted the perpetrator and in the ensuing melee shot him in the leg.
The man is currently a patient at the Princess Margaret Hospital.
Monday June 27, 2011
The Dominican women football team will go in search of securing a place for the 2012 London Olympics when they take on their Caribbean counterparts in the CONCACAF qualifiers.
Dominica will face off against Trinidad and Tobago, Bermuda and the Dominican Republic in Group B of the competition in the Dominican Republic between July 5 – 9.
Group A, with Cuba, Aruba, Haiti and Suriname, will be played in Aruba from June 29-July 3.
Both group winners and the best runners-up between runners-up of groups A and B will qualify to the CONCACAF Finals.
The CONCACAF Finals will be played in Vancouver, Canada from January 19-29, 2012.
Canada, the reigning CONCACAF women's champions, will be joined by the United States, Mexico, three Caribbean qualifiers, and two from Central America, in the contest for the region's two berths at the London Games.
In the latest FIFA ranking the Dominican girls are ranked 17 within CONCACAF and 122 in the world.
Tuesday June 14, 2011
Lawyer in firebombing attack calls on Police to apprehend suspects
The burnt out remains of the car belonging to Glenworth Emanuel.
Dominican lawyer Glenworth Emanuel who was the victim of a 2010 Christmas Day fire bombing that threatened his life and that of his wife has called on the local Police to act quickly to apprehend those responsible for the attack.
The 75 year old lawyer in a written statement said the Police had received a credible confession from the individual directly responsible for the act. According to Emanuel that individual confessed to the firebombing and also named two other individuals on whose orders he carried out the attack.
However according to Emanuel despite the credible evidence provided by the suspect, Police has up to this point done nothing to arrest or interview the individuals named by the suspect.
Further, no action has been taken against the person who has confessed. Late last month the suspect was sentenced to four years in prison on an unrelated charge.
Last year, Emanuel filed a civil suit along with 42 charges of criminal misconduct against his former law partner Stephen Isidore, who at the time served as counsel to Prime Minister Skerrit of Dominica. The suit surrounds the disappearance of more than $ EC 6 million believed to have been paid into the firm primarily by entities and individuals either doing business or seeking to do business with the government of Dominica.
No date has been set for the case against Isidore in the local courts.
Tuesday June 14, 2011
Kimana James allowed bail by local magistrate.
A magistrate in Dominica has granted bail of $30 000 to Kimana James who was charged by Police in a case involving the forgery of birth certificates for foreigners to use in obtaining Dominican passports.
James who spent some time at the hospital after her arrest by Police was granted bail after the prosecution failed to convince the magistrate that she would interfere with potential witnesses.
Two other suspects in the case Nash Mitchell and Lyndon Marie were late last month denied bail and are on remand at the State prison in Stock Farm. Another bail hearing is scheduled for June 28, 2011.
It is alleged that James may have used her position as a Clerk at the National registry where birth records are kept to assist in the forgery. Police believe that well over 40 birth certificates were forged and sold to Iranian nationals who were then able to secure Dominican passports. The case is expected to be tried later this year.
Police say their investigations are continuing and that there may be further arrests in the case.
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