44 Dominican cruise ship workers and 16 students return home today

The cruise ship, Fascination, berthed in Roseau in July 2018

Forty-four (44) Dominican crew members from the cruise ship industry will return home this week.

This information was revealed by Dr. Irving McIntyre during an interview on State-owned DBS Radio.

He said that on arrival, as is mandatory, these Dominicans will be taken to the quarantine facilities located in Portsmouth.

“This week, we are going to get another 44 Dominican crew members from the cruise ship industry,” Dr. McIntyre stated. “We got 16 or 17 last week and we are going to get some more this week; this takes it to 60- something…”

Dr. McIntyre explained that a few weeks ago, the country’s quarantine facility was a busy one but later quietened down since most of the people in quarantine had gone through their two weeks and gone home.

“But now that we are getting back the Dominicans who work in the cruise lines industry; we got some [last week] and we are going to get another set this week which will bring it to a total of 60 something and obviously we are going to get our students home and other Dominicans who got trapped outside who want to come home,” the minister said.

“Our quarantine facility is functioning once again,” he said, “and it is going to be like that for some time because many Dominicans want to come home.”

According to Dr. McIntyre, the Ministry of Health is looking at adjusting the two weeks quarantine, “in the sense that if we can have PCR Tests done as well, we can maybe try to cut down the two weeks quarantine.”

Meantime, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced on his Facebook page on Thursday morning that the return of sixteen (16) Dominican students in Jamaica was being facilitated and they would arrive in Dominica today.

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  1. May 21, 2020

    It is good to read that good things are happening among all the bad things which are plaguing our lives.

    I hope that those returning will be happy to back home, and most of all that all is free from that deadly Coronavirus. May God’s blessings be upon them all.

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  2. Annon
    May 21, 2020

    Bless their hearts and souls, Welcome home my people. You will always have a country to come back to. Welcome Home again. Mmwaa

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    May 21, 2020

    It would be nice if people could be tested on arrival and get the results available on sight and if positive sent to Portsmouth or where ever and negatives sent on their way and not treated like criminals

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    • Eighteen : 3
      May 22, 2020

      Excuse me Sir, which ever planet you came from welcome to Dominica, now my advice to you before you come on DNO writing your crazy crap please be advised to get your facts first or OK!!

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