Crime Stoppers Dominica on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 held a prize giving ceremony to recognize winners of the second phase of a school competition (the Jingle category). Schools across the island were invited to take part in the competition as part of Crime Stoppers Dominica’s efforts to raise awareness of the programme among the youth and highlight the role that Crime Stoppers Dominica plays in helping to keep communities safe through anonymous reporting.

The competition comprised two (2) phases – the first being the essay and poetry component for which prizes were already awarded in 2015.  The results were as follows:

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


At the ceremony held at the Fort Young Hotel on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, prizes were awarded to a group of 12 students who participated in the second phase – the Jingle.  The participating students were:

  • Verlisa Bedneau
  • Kyanna Dyer
  • Naya Irish
  • Ajha Johnson
  • Che Joseph
  • Gabrielle Leblanc
  • Alyssa Letang
  • Jaylen Baron
  • Emrode Elie
  • Nigel Lawrence
  • Kahya Delsol
  • Zoe Bannis

The students were awarded Apple Mini IPads compliments J. Astaphan & Co. Ltd and Alcatel one touch tablets sponsored by FLOW Dominica.

At the time of their participation, the students were enrolled at the Convent Preparatory School – Grade 6.  They were winners by default since they were the only school who made a submission for the jingle category.

In their jingle entitled “Stop the Crime in Dominica”, the children are urging everyone to play their part in maintaining a peaceful Dominica. They are encouraging the public to desist from criminal activities such robbery, murder, domestic violence and child abuse.

How Crime Stoppers Works

If you have information on any type of CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, whether it has already happened, is in progress or is going to happen.

  • Call 1-800-TIPS [8477] and give the operator the information or go online at and click the Submit Tip button.  Do not give your name.
  • Your call is answered by a professionally trained attendant at a call center outside of Dominica.  The call is free, it is confidential and there is no caller ID.  The information is then transmitted to the Police who proceeds to take the necessary action.

 About Crime Stoppers International

Founded in 1976, Crime Stoppers has more than 1,200 programmes in more than 25 countries. Tips have led to just under 1,000,000 arrests being made with billions of dollars of property and drugs being recovered.


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