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Dominica Launches Crime Stoppers Dominica

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A local arm of an international crime fighting organization has been formally launched in Dominica.
Crime Stoppers Dominica, an affiliate of Crime Stoppers International was formally welcomed by Police Commissioner Daniel Carbon and National Security Minister Charles Savarin at an official ceremony held at the National Bank of Dominica’s conference room in Canefield on Wednesday, May 15th.
“Crime Stoppers provides our communities with an anonymous and safe conduit through which we the public can provide vital information to the police without ever having to identify ourselves,” Crime Stoppers Dominica’s executive director Genevieve Astaphan said.
Citizens are encouraged to call the hint line 1 800 8477 which is free of charge and provide any information they may have germane to a crime that has been committed or is going to occur.
The information will be relayed to call centers which are located in Canada. The callers will be provided with a confidential number by which the information given can be tracked to see whether it has led to an arrest.
“You’re not asked your name, they don’t want to know who you are, where you are, they’re not interested in that information. All they want is the information that you have relating to any crime that has happened or may happen in the future and that’s all they’re interested in,” Ms Astaphan emphasized.

(L-R): Police Chief Daniel Carbon, National Security Minister Charles Savarin and Crime Stoppers Dominica’s Executive Director Genevieve Astaphan
For persons who may not want to willingly offer hints, Crime Stoppers pays a reward ranging from $100 to $1000. These tips are then relayed to Crime Stoppers Dominica’s liaison officer assistant superintendant of police Ainsworth Irish.
Ms Astaphan emphasized that Crime Stoppers is all about protecting communities as every citizen has a role to play in ensuring that the country is safe.
Crime Stoppers Dominica was incorporated in September 2012 and officially commenced operation towards the end of February 2013. It is governed by a board of directors including Antoinette Mora as public relations officer, Brian Meade as secretary, Denis Gordon as deputy director, Geoffrey Guye as treasurer, Jeffrey Baptiste, Gregor Nassief, Michael Bird, Michelle Henderson, Stewart Paris and Tevor Moreau.
Crime Stoppers Dominica will meet on a monthly basis and intends to roll out a community outreach program over the next few months.
“I must say it is a commendable initiative, very good partnership in having the DAIC, members of the media, police force, government and to a certain extent citizens of this country in coming together to fight a real evil, criminal activity,” Police Commissioner Daniel Carbon said.
He emphasized the importance of the organization on the heels of the brutal stabbing of a 74 year old man of Castle Bruce on Tuesday and a robbery in Portsmouth earlier this week.

Wayne “Mr Benji” Benjamin of Triple Kay Band (centre) with Triple Kay’s Band Manager Emile Depooter (left) and Assistant Superintendant of Police and Crime Stoppers Dominica’s Liaison Officer Ainsworth Irish (right)
Mr Carbon noted that Crime Stoppers will hopefully eliminate the public’s perception that the police force is not confidential.
“I’m very happy that Crime Stoppers is here in Dominica…I hope it is not used as an excuse anymore that citizens of this country will not provide information via Crime Stoppers to the police and citing the excuse of confidentiality,” he said.
He also called on every citizen to provide information as it relates to criminality as there must be someone who has accurate information or intelligence when a crime has been committed.
“We all have ears, we all have eyes, we hear and we see and that’s my urgent call to the citizens of this country; please relay the information on criminal activity, as far as is practical, the information should be correct and it should be urgent and treated with urgency”.
The Police Commissioner also commended Wayne “Mr Benji” Benjamin of the Triple Kay Band for working with Crime Stoppers in voice adverts to promote the hint line.

Crime Stoppers International’s Regional Director Devrol Dupigny
Crime Stoppers International which is operational in 25 countries worldwide has been in existence for 37 years. Crime Stoppers International’s regional director Devrol Dupigny stated that Mr Carbon’s comments are the best endorsements Crime Stoppers could ever ask for
He noted the Crime Stoppers Dominica is a community based initiative that will allow Dominicans to play a part in fighting and solving crime.
According to statistics provided by Mr Dupigny, nearly 1.4 million cases have been cleared so far by Crime Stoppers on a global basis, 948, 000 people arrested and charged, the value of drugs recovered US $10 billion and the value of property recovered US $2 billion.
In the Caribbean region however, the number of tips received through is 42, 764, the number of people arrested and charged 4, 328, the number of cases cleared 21, 000, the value of property recovered US $8 million, and the value of illegal drugs seized US $72 million.
Crime Stoppers International works with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Australian Federal Police, the South African Police and a corporation agreement was established in 2010 with Interpol International.
Dominica Vibes NewsA local arm of an international crime fighting organization has been formally launched in Dominica.

Crime Stoppers Dominica, an affiliate of Crime Stoppers International was formally welcomed by Police Commissioner Daniel Carbon and National Security Minister Charles Savarin at an official ceremony held at the National Bank of Dominica’s conference room in Canefield on Wednesday, May 15th.
“Crime Stoppers provides our communities with an anonymous and safe conduit through which we the public can provide vital information to the police without ever having to identify ourselves,” Crime Stoppers Dominica’s executive director Genevieve Astaphan said.
Citizens are encouraged to call the hint line 1 800 8477 which is free of charge and provide any information they may have germane to a crime that has been committed or is going to occur.
The information will be relayed to call centers which are located in Canada. The callers will be provided with a confidential number by which the information given can be tracked to see whether it has led to an arrest.
“You’re not asked your name, they don’t want to know who you are, where you are, they’re not interested in that information. All they want is the information that you have relating to any crime that has happened or may happen in the future and that’s all they’re interested in,” Ms Astaphan emphasized.

(L-R): Police Chief Daniel Carbon, National Security Minister Charles Savarin and Crime Stoppers Dominica’s Executive Director Genevieve Astaphan
For persons who may not want to willingly offer hints, Crime Stoppers pays a reward ranging from $100 to $1000. These tips are then relayed to Crime Stoppers Dominica’s liaison officer assistant superintendant of police Ainsworth Irish.
Ms Astaphan emphasized that Crime Stoppers is all about protecting communities as every citizen has a role to play in ensuring that the country is safe.
Crime Stoppers Dominica was incorporated in September 2012 and officially commenced operation towards the end of February 2013. It is governed by a board of directors including Antoinette Mora as public relations officer, Brian Meade as secretary, Denis Gordon as deputy director, Geoffrey Guye as treasurer, Jeffrey Baptiste, Gregor Nassief, Michael Bird, Michelle Henderson, Stewart Paris and Tevor Moreau.
Crime Stoppers Dominica will meet on a monthly basis and intends to roll out a community outreach program over the next few months.
“I must say it is a commendable initiative, very good partnership in having the DAIC, members of the media, police force, government and to a certain extent citizens of this country in coming together to fight a real evil, criminal activity,” Police Commissioner Daniel Carbon said.
He emphasized the importance of the organization on the heels of the brutal stabbing of a 74 year old man of Castle Bruce on Tuesday and a robbery in Portsmouth earlier this week.

Wayne “Mr Benji” Benjamin of Triple Kay Band (centre) with Triple Kay’s Band Manager Emile Depooter (left) and Assistant Superintendant of Police and Crime Stoppers Dominica’s Liaison Officer Ainsworth Irish (right)
Mr Carbon noted that Crime Stoppers will hopefully eliminate the public’s perception that the police force is not confidential.
“I’m very happy that Crime Stoppers is here in Dominica…I hope it is not used as an excuse anymore that citizens of this country will not provide information via Crime Stoppers to the police and citing the excuse of confidentiality,” he said.
He also called on every citizen to provide information as it relates to criminality as there must be someone who has accurate information or intelligence when a crime has been committed.
“We all have ears, we all have eyes, we hear and we see and that’s my urgent call to the citizens of this country; please relay the information on criminal activity, as far as is practical, the information should be correct and it should be urgent and treated with urgency”.
The Police Commissioner also commended Wayne “Mr Benji” Benjamin of the Triple Kay Band for working with Crime Stoppers in voice adverts to promote the hint line.

Crime Stoppers International’s Regional Director Devrol Dupigny
Crime Stoppers International which is operational in 25 countries worldwide has been in existence for 37 years. Crime Stoppers International’s regional director Devrol Dupigny stated that Mr Carbon’s comments are the best endorsements Crime Stoppers could ever ask for
He noted the Crime Stoppers Dominica is a community based initiative that will allow Dominicans to play a part in fighting and solving crime.
According to statistics provided by Mr Dupigny, nearly 1.4 million cases have been cleared so far by Crime Stoppers on a global basis, 948, 000 people arrested and charged, the value of drugs recovered US $10 billion and the value of property recovered US $2 billion.
In the Caribbean region however, the number of tips received through is 42, 764, the number of people arrested and charged 4, 328, the number of cases cleared 21, 000, the value of property recovered US $8 million, and the value of illegal drugs seized US $72 million.
Crime Stoppers International works with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Australian Federal Police, the South African Police and a corporation agreement was established in 2010 with Interpol International.
Dominica Vibes NewsA local arm of an international crime fighting organization has been formally launched in Dominica.

Crime Stoppers Dominica, an affiliate of Crime Stoppers International was formally welcomed by Police Commissioner Daniel Carbon and National Security Minister Charles Savarin at an official ceremony held at the National Bank of Dominica’s conference room in Canefield on Wednesday, May 15th.
“Crime Stoppers provides our communities with an anonymous and safe conduit through which we the public can provide vital information to the police without ever having to identify ourselves,” Crime Stoppers Dominica’s executive director Genevieve Astaphan said.
Citizens are encouraged to call the hint line 1 800 8477 which is free of charge and provide any information they may have germane to a crime that has been committed or is going to occur.
The information will be relayed to call centers which are located in Canada. The callers will be provided with a confidential number by which the information given can be tracked to see whether it has led to an arrest.
“You’re not asked your name, they don’t want to know who you are, where you are, they’re not interested in that information. All they want is the information that you have relating to any crime that has happened or may happen in the future and that’s all they’re interested in,” Ms Astaphan emphasized.

(L-R): Police Chief Daniel Carbon, National Security Minister Charles Savarin and Crime Stoppers Dominica’s Executive Director Genevieve Astaphan
For persons who may not want to willingly offer hints, Crime Stoppers pays a reward ranging from $100 to $1000. These tips are then relayed to Crime Stoppers Dominica’s liaison officer assistant superintendant of police Ainsworth Irish.
Ms Astaphan emphasized that Crime Stoppers is all about protecting communities as every citizen has a role to play in ensuring that the country is safe.
Crime Stoppers Dominica was incorporated in September 2012 and officially commenced operation towards the end of February 2013. It is governed by a board of directors including Antoinette Mora as public relations officer, Brian Meade as secretary, Denis Gordon as deputy director, Geoffrey Guye as treasurer, Jeffrey Baptiste, Gregor Nassief, Michael Bird, Michelle Henderson, Stewart Paris and Tevor Moreau.
Crime Stoppers Dominica will meet on a monthly basis and intends to roll out a community outreach program over the next few months.
“I must say it is a commendable initiative, very good partnership in having the DAIC, members of the media, police force, government and to a certain extent citizens of this country in coming together to fight a real evil, criminal activity,” Police Commissioner Daniel Carbon said.
He emphasized the importance of the organization on the heels of the brutal stabbing of a 74 year old man of Castle Bruce on Tuesday and a robbery in Portsmouth earlier this week.

Wayne “Mr Benji” Benjamin of Triple Kay Band (centre) with Triple Kay’s Band Manager Emile Depooter (left) and Assistant Superintendant of Police and Crime Stoppers Dominica’s Liaison Officer Ainsworth Irish (right)
Mr Carbon noted that Crime Stoppers will hopefully eliminate the public’s perception that the police force is not confidential.
“I’m very happy that Crime Stoppers is here in Dominica…I hope it is not used as an excuse anymore that citizens of this country will not provide information via Crime Stoppers to the police and citing the excuse of confidentiality,” he said.
He also called on every citizen to provide information as it relates to criminality as there must be someone who has accurate information or intelligence when a crime has been committed.
“We all have ears, we all have eyes, we hear and we see and that’s my urgent call to the citizens of this country; please relay the information on criminal activity, as far as is practical, the information should be correct and it should be urgent and treated with urgency”.
The Police Commissioner also commended Wayne “Mr Benji” Benjamin of the Triple Kay Band for working with Crime Stoppers in voice adverts to promote the hint line.

Crime Stoppers International’s Regional Director Devrol Dupigny
Crime Stoppers International which is operational in 25 countries worldwide has been in existence for 37 years. Crime Stoppers International’s regional director Devrol Dupigny stated that Mr Carbon’s comments are the best endorsements Crime Stoppers could ever ask for
He noted the Crime Stoppers Dominica is a community based initiative that will allow Dominicans to play a part in fighting and solving crime.
According to statistics provided by Mr Dupigny, nearly 1.4 million cases have been cleared so far by Crime Stoppers on a global basis, 948, 000 people arrested and charged, the value of drugs recovered US $10 billion and the value of property recovered US $2 billion.
In the Caribbean region however, the number of tips received through is 42, 764, the number of people arrested and charged 4, 328, the number of cases cleared 21, 000, the value of property recovered US $8 million, and the value of illegal drugs seized US $72 million.
Crime Stoppers International works with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Australian Federal Police, the South African Police and a corporation agreement was established in 2010 with Interpol International.
Dominica Vibes NewsA local arm of an international crime fighting organization has been formally launched in Dominica.

Crime Stoppers Dominica, an affiliate of Crime Stoppers International was formally welcomed by Police Commissioner Daniel Carbon and National Security Minister Charles Savarin at an official ceremony held at the National Bank of Dominica’s conference room in Canefield on Wednesday, May 15th.
“Crime Stoppers provides our communities with an anonymous and safe conduit through which we the public can provide vital information to the police without ever having to identify ourselves,” Crime Stoppers Dominica’s executive director Genevieve Astaphan said.
Citizens are encouraged to call the hint line 1 800 8477 which is free of charge and provide any information they may have germane to a crime that has been committed or is going to occur.
The information will be relayed to call centers which are located in Canada. The callers will be provided with a confidential number by which the information given can be tracked to see whether it has led to an arrest.
“You’re not asked your name, they don’t want to know who you are, where you are, they’re not interested in that information. All they want is the information that you have relating to any crime that has happened or may happen in the future and that’s all they’re interested in,” Ms Astaphan emphasized.

(L-R): Police Chief Daniel Carbon, National Security Minister Charles Savarin and Crime Stoppers Dominica’s Executive Director Genevieve Astaphan
For persons who may not want to willingly offer hints, Crime Stoppers pays a reward ranging from $100 to $1000. These tips are then relayed to Crime Stoppers Dominica’s liaison officer assistant superintendant of police Ainsworth Irish.
Ms Astaphan emphasized that Crime Stoppers is all about protecting communities as every citizen has a role to play in ensuring that the country is safe.
Crime Stoppers Dominica was incorporated in September 2012 and officially commenced operation towards the end of February 2013. It is governed by a board of directors including Antoinette Mora as public relations officer, Brian Meade as secretary, Denis Gordon as deputy director, Geoffrey Guye as treasurer, Jeffrey Baptiste, Gregor Nassief, Michael Bird, Michelle Henderson, Stewart Paris and Tevor Moreau.
Crime Stoppers Dominica will meet on a monthly basis and intends to roll out a community outreach program over the next few months.
“I must say it is a commendable initiative, very good partnership in having the DAIC, members of the media, police force, government and to a certain extent citizens of this country in coming together to fight a real evil, criminal activity,” Police Commissioner Daniel Carbon said.
He emphasized the importance of the organization on the heels of the brutal stabbing of a 74 year old man of Castle Bruce on Tuesday and a robbery in Portsmouth earlier this week.

Wayne “Mr Benji” Benjamin of Triple Kay Band (centre) with Triple Kay’s Band Manager Emile Depooter (left) and Assistant Superintendant of Police and Crime Stoppers Dominica’s Liaison Officer Ainsworth Irish (right)
Mr Carbon noted that Crime Stoppers will hopefully eliminate the public’s perception that the police force is not confidential.
“I’m very happy that Crime Stoppers is here in Dominica…I hope it is not used as an excuse anymore that citizens of this country will not provide information via Crime Stoppers to the police and citing the excuse of confidentiality,” he said.
He also called on every citizen to provide information as it relates to criminality as there must be someone who has accurate information or intelligence when a crime has been committed.
“We all have ears, we all have eyes, we hear and we see and that’s my urgent call to the citizens of this country; please relay the information on criminal activity, as far as is practical, the information should be correct and it should be urgent and treated with urgency”.
The Police Commissioner also commended Wayne “Mr Benji” Benjamin of the Triple Kay Band for working with Crime Stoppers in voice adverts to promote the hint line.

Crime Stoppers International’s Regional Director Devrol Dupigny
Crime Stoppers International which is operational in 25 countries worldwide has been in existence for 37 years. Crime Stoppers International’s regional director Devrol Dupigny stated that Mr Carbon’s comments are the best endorsements Crime Stoppers could ever ask for
He noted the Crime Stoppers Dominica is a community based initiative that will allow Dominicans to play a part in fighting and solving crime.
According to statistics provided by Mr Dupigny, nearly 1.4 million cases have been cleared so far by Crime Stoppers on a global basis, 948, 000 people arrested and charged, the value of drugs recovered US $10 billion and the value of property recovered US $2 billion.
In the Caribbean region however, the number of tips received through is 42, 764, the number of people arrested and charged 4, 328, the number of cases cleared 21, 000, the value of property recovered US $8 million, and the value of illegal drugs seized US $72 million.
Crime Stoppers International works with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Australian Federal Police, the South African Police and a corporation agreement was established in 2010 with Interpol International.
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