A Dominican journalist who broke the news of the detention and deportation of businessman Dowlin Alexander from Antigua and Barbuda, woke up over the weekend to the news that his vehicle had been firebombed by unknown assailants.
He believes that his breaking of the news and the firebombing of his vehicle may be linked.
Carlisle Jno Baptiste, who owns the Dominican online news outlet, Nature Isle News, reported that Alexander was detained by police and immigration officials last week Thursday.
According to his outlet, Interpol had issued a notice for his arrest, as Alexander has been wanted by French authorities for alleged involvement in criminal activities in the neighbouring island of Guadeloupe.
On Saturday afternoon, the wanted businessman was deported back to Dominica according to reports, with Jno-Baptiste having his vehicle destroyed early yesterday morning.
Jno-Baptiste said that he found the entire situation deeply distressing.
“I do not want to cast aspersions, but I am suspicious as I would have written so many stories, and have been in this business for 25 years; this is cause for concern.