Crime Stoppers Dominica recognized Winners

Crime Stoppers Dominica (CSD) recognized students who won the first ever CSD Schools’ Contest in the Essay, Short Stories and Poetry categories at a special awards ceremony on Monday June 29th, at the Fort Young Hotel.

J. Astaphan & Company Ltd and LIME provided prizes, consisting of iPads and Tablets, to all the winners of the CSD young writers’ contest.

CSD invited primary and secondary school students to compose and submit Poetry, Art, Essays, Short Stories and Jingles that promote the contest theme “Choose a Medium & Speak Up”, through two competition phases. The first phase concluded with the presentation on Monday and the Art & Jingle contest will continue into the next school term. In the writers’ competition twenty-two entries were received by students from seven schools across the island. At the ceremony CSD recognized the top five winners who proudly read their essay and poems to the audience. These entries can be viewed on the CSD website at

Essay Category: 1st Prize Yasmin Sentfleben, Lighthouse Christian Academy,

Salybia Tie for 2nd Prize Mackelma JnoBaptiste, Laudat Primary School
Joshua James, Massacre/Canefield Primary School

Poetry Category: 1st Prize Kersani Peltier Massacre/Canefield Primary School

2nd Prize: Libbe Lewis St. Martin’s Primary

About Crime Stoppers International & Crime Stoppers Dominica Founded in 1976, Crime Stoppers has more than 1,200 programmes in more than 25 countries. Tips have led to over 800,000 arrests being made with billions of dollars of property and drugs being recovered. The Dominica program received its first tip in May 2013 and since then over 1,000 calls have been received leading to several arrests. In Dominica and worldwide, the identity of a caller has never been known. Crime Stoppers is a community-based, non-profit organization managed by a civilian board of directors. It is a partnership between the Community, the Media and Law Enforcement. The mandate is to “Work Together to solve and Prevent Crime”.

CRIME STOPPERS IS SAFE AND IT WORKS.For further information please contact: Mahalia S Cassell (Mrs), Executive Assistant, Crime Stoppers Dominica.