Journalist says he will not be intimidated after vehicle fire-bombed

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – Journalist Carlisle Jn Baptiste Monday said he would not be "intimidated" after his vehicle was fire-bombed during the early hours on Sunday.

Jn Baptiste, who is out of the island, told the State-owned DBS Radio that he was disappointed at the attack, which occurred at his home in Pointe Michel, a small town on the south-west coast of the island.

"I am feeling really really disheartened by such an incident and such behaviour needs to be condemned by all. I want to say thank you to all those persons who are calling me to express their support to me and my son. I want to say thanks to him and the entire family. Let me tell you, this thing is frightening," Jn Baptiste told radio listeners.

"But I'll tell you one thing, I will not be intimidated and whoever thinks that they are going to intimidate me, they have it all wrong. One thing I will see that God sees and knows everything that I myself knows he has never let me down. God has never let me down.

"To God be the glory. Good things he has done. I leave all that at the feet of the Lord," said Jn Baptiste.

Police are probing the incident that comes after Jn Baptiste's news website, Nature Isle News, last week published a story that a Dominican national and businessman had been detained by Antigua and Barbuida law enforcement authorities on his arrival in that country.

The website said that the businessman had been detained on a warrant issued by Interpol on behalf of the French Government.

Jn Baptiste told DBS Radio that incidentally, this is the commencement of Our Lady of La Salette, whose message is one of hope, adding "let our blessing mother deliver me. She will protect me through her son Jesus Christ. To God be the glory".

The veteran journalist said he believes the work of journalism is "getting serious" in Dominica, adding "it is a serious profession but you know I am one that stands for truth, righteousness, and justice".

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