Border management system for Dominica

A new border management system aimed at monitoring travelers in and out of the island could be installed before the end of the year.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of national Security, Immigration and labor, Nicholas Bruno said Dominica is seeking the assistance of a Canadian Bank Note Company to install the system.

“We have engaged a Canadian Bank Note Company to develop a border management control system, and its software that basically provides the ability to do machine readable processes at the airport … we have engaged them and they are in the process of developing the software,” he revealed.

The system will be able to scan passports and the data will be automatically saved. “We will be able to scan your passport into the system and all your bio data will be automatically stored in the system,” Bruno explained. “We will be able to match those data against all of the watch list that will be issued by the advanced passenger security list, so we will be able to do real time check of all passengers and compare passengers entering and leaving our port with the international list for whatever criminals or wanted individuals.”

He said the system will be installed by the end of the year.

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  1. htw
    November 1, 2012

    forward, not back

  2. Justice and Truth
    October 31, 2012

    The system should serve its purpose if it is always operable. How about searching luggage? Dominica should have some drug sniffing dogs and also for guns and ammunition.

    October 31, 2012

    Don’t forget we have people coming throght the Border between Dominica and Guadeloupe. I understand a lot of the some Chinese and Haitians have committed crimes and are coming through Dominica to get Dominica resedence, and try to come back to the USA. We have enough criminals in Dominica. We should not be paranoid, but do not take these people for granted. We also need a back up system for if this technology does not word. Anything man make, man can brake. Even in the Banks, Hospitals, Motor Vehicle in the USA, there are crooks who will sell anyone, or anything out for money. Remember the” Love of Money”, is the root of all eveil, Don’t forget the sold Jesus for thirty pieces of silver

  4. anonymous2
    October 31, 2012

    I guess people don’t know the meaning of freedom and will sell out for security, thus they deserve the slavery that will follow.

  5. Sisterlyyyyyyyyyy
    October 31, 2012

    Good Job , And by the way Do you know that we are the local ones that are committing crimes on crimes in our own Country? so therefore stop blaming the Immigrants that are coming in to our Island working hard for us so that we can provide our foods ok.
    Yes I agree that this step can move Dominica forward but watch your neighbour as well that committing crimes underneath. we Dominicans are afraid when we see something happening on our neighbouring , now you want to discriminate the others. oh oh oh chuppppppsssssssssssss.

  6. Yam babawoolais
    October 31, 2012

    What about the minister son and company , lawyers who selling our passports and giving visas to Haitians like ration and blogodow from hurricane David .

  7. Man of Action
    October 31, 2012

    So they gave us machine readable passports (the blue one) and they never had the machine to read the passport?

    Is best we had stay with the old green one then, until they were ready

  8. October 31, 2012

    I give this initiative one thousand thumbs up.

    In the first place we need to get rid of the persons of crimes who are in undercover–like the strangers among us–in our Dominica, we have enough of our own locals to deal with.

    One or two less coming in every week, will eventually leave all out, as we clean those whom we unknowingly sleep with right now. The time will come when we will be completely clean, to be the New Garden of Eden, which belongs to our God. Praise Him!

    • Greg
      October 31, 2012

      All you those hypocrite Christians there. I waiting for all you in hell so I could make all you see misere. The strangers among us are those your government and political party are selling passports to. You dancing around the issue like when all you pretending like holy spirit take over. Speak the truth al pokwit MF.

      • October 31, 2012

        Well Greg, I, and the rest of us, whom you have judged as “hypocrites” have already booked our flight in the name of Jesus Christ, to take us straight to the Land, which He calls Paradise.

        And won’t need any machine to read that passenger passport, because the seal of from God, yeah! Holy Spirit is He who gave us that seal.

        So please be informed, that you will be waiting in hell for everlasting, if you are going there to wait for us, you see!

        By the way most people here are happy about the issue, why did you choose me through your desire to harass someone. But don’t tell me, I already know why.

      • Justice and Truth
        October 31, 2012

        @ Greg

        You are also a hypocrite; an even greater one. It takes one to know one. Do not wish to be in Hell. I would not wish this on anyone and pray that God preserves me from such an eternal fate. This is why we should consistently pray: “Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, once in agony have pity on the dying” that souls will be saved.
        A holy person stated: “If people did for God what they did for the world, more souls would be saved.”
        It is no fun in Hell with Satan and his other followers. I have stated this before that Satan will forever taunt those souls in Hell for their faithlessness as they burn and burn. If you could only visualize this, you would not make such statements.
        What is worst, being away from God and never, ever being able to be with him, knowing the loss, is the worst suffering.
        I learned this during Catechism as a little child: “God created us to know, love and serve him in this world and to be with happy with him in Heaven forever.”
        Through the visionaries, as they stated, God has reserved a place for every mortal. Sadly, not every one, through their own free mind and will, will enter Heaven. The place for those who missed the heavenly, salvation boat, their place will remain empty. This is something serious to contemplate on.
        I do believe that you are in dire need of humility to conform to the Most Holy Will of God. You should pray this prayer: “Jesus meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like unto Thine.” Pray to God to enlighten you.

  9. possie
    October 31, 2012

    well now haitians hook,because they will not be able to produce false passports anymore; i hope the visa system going to be placed on that system too, Thumbs Up to that ministry… i love dat… no false visas will be able to pass anymore, no more underhand money anymore

  10. Arab
    October 31, 2012

    My comment about saving on cost and using a team of programmers was removed. Thanks DNO

  11. Arab
    October 31, 2012

    I support the move but don’t like the way we ignore out Human resources that are just as capable. Keep in mind the IT is international.

  12. Arab
    October 31, 2012

    Calculate how much we will pay Canadian Bank note. Now calculate how much it would cost to hire a team of programmers to develop the same system.

    The field of computer science in not progressing in Dominica. There are Dominicans out there who do the same type of programming but yet can’t get a contract in Dominica.

    The cost could be cut by as much as 25% and i am talking from experience.

    • deesseafricane
      October 31, 2012

      true true keep things in country

  13. October 31, 2012

    That is a very good thing. :-P Is high time Dominica became high and rising with technology.

  14. Anonymous
    October 31, 2012

    That’s great but I’m not even thinking catching criminals although thats absolutely good stuff!

    I am thinking more accuracy in, and more timely collection of, valuable data for private sector and Ministries to use to track who our visitors are, where they are coming from etc.

    I see nothing wrong with the priniciple of this project.

    Thumbs up!

  15. so i hear
    October 31, 2012


    • Justice and Truth
      October 31, 2012

      In the event of a computer crash or no electricity.

  16. B.E.B
    October 31, 2012

    There’s always a way that the crimminals are going to beat the system. However, good move by the government of Dominica
    I hope that the officers who are going to mann these equipment will be properly trained

  17. October 31, 2012

    Well Hartley Henry, Alick, Tony will have to buy parachutes to land the illegal voters.but then again the illegal voters came directly from the plane unto the buses and straight to the polling stations. No custom or immigration. My blood brother did it and today he stil mad at me for chastising him even if he admit to others that it was a dishonorable act.
    one minister crossover told an associate that anything goes goes to win an election cause there is too much at stake.

  18. Curious
    October 31, 2012

    Thumbs up. Too many people come to Dominica as free port. It was time.

  19. Anonymous
    October 31, 2012

    Sounds good, however, make sure that the officers are properly trained to use the system. Many times we get systems that are bigger than us and we don’t even understand what we are doing or why we are doing what we are doing.

  20. Northern massive
    October 31, 2012

    It’s about high time

  21. Satelite
    October 31, 2012

    Its a good move in the right direction, better late than never. I say this cause since the inception of machine readable passports, that system should have been in place and in use almost the same time. However good move.

  22. SXM
    October 31, 2012


  23. mouth of the south
    October 31, 2012

    so what allu saying… man cannot ask the officer… ‘my boy… b/dos i going for a G.C… but i overstay… so don’t stamp my passport’…

    so them seen dere gone now…. awa nah boy… that’s why somethings should remain primitive… is not crime we have and seen…. :-P :lol: :lol: :-?

  24. concerned
    October 31, 2012

    It was time for our border. Now let’s see how criminal found are going to be dealt with.

  25. wiseup
    October 31, 2012


  26. Sukie...Sukie
    October 31, 2012

    It was time for DA to get theirs. Every Country I travel they have and Dominica did not have, good work to you all…

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