Haitian, St. Lucian charged with possession of counterfeit Dominican documents

ST. LUCIA NEWS ONLINE: Two men are currently on remand at the Bordelais Correctional Facility, after being charged for allegedly being in possession of fraudulent documents.

Police charged St. Lucian national, Solomon Justin Descartes of La Clery, Castries and Haitian national, Stephenson Kelly John, age 31, for the offences of possession of forged rubber stamps and counterfeiting stamps.

The two men were arrested after a search warrant was executed on the guest house occupied by them, at La Clery, about 6:30 p.m., on April 13, 2010.

A total of 17 Haitian passports, a quantity of work permits along with job letters with reference to Dominica were found in the room.

Police also found four rubber stamps,  including, `two from the Immigration Department of  the Dominica Police Force, and the other from the Inland Revenue Division of Dominica. One stamp with the inscription, “PAID”, was also found in the room occupied by the men.

The men will remain on remand pending their hearing.

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41 Comments

  1. zandoli
    April 17, 2017

    Perhaps I am not in a position where I need to do these things to get by, but I have a hard time understanding people who knowingly go through all this trouble to commit crimes.

  2. August 12, 2010

    yes its true that every where we haitians go we cause ppl to bad talk us but wherever dominicans reach; is DRUGS THEY SMOKE; THEY FIGHT; THEY RENT HSES AND DONT WANNA PAY THE OWNERS. we haitians try to get residence even thouggh is thru business but U DOMINICANS IS IN THE GHETTO U SEEM TO FIND A BETTER LIFE AND GIVE US HAITIANS A DAMN BREAK!!!!!!!!! anywhere u see a haitian on this planet u see a shining star however u see him/her and regardless of how he/she is!

    RESPECT HIM/HER BECAUSE WE WERE THE ONES WHO GAVE NATIONS THE ROAD TO LIBERTY. EVEN THO WE SUFFER, TODAY IS OURS BUT TOMORROW MIGHT SURELY BE YOURS.
    remember wen ur neighbors hse is on fire wet ur own! I LOVE U DOMINICA FOREVER!!!!!!!

    • sweet pum pum
      March 22, 2011

      Good response I am Dominican but I have Haitian friends. Like everywhere else they are not all
      bad there is good and bad in all nations. We should not be bashing haitians when we ourselves
      are travelling to other countries in search of a better life Soccery and sin has been in Dominica long before the Haitians came, so please don’t blame them and looking down our noses on them.
      Barbadians, Trinidadians and Jamaicans used to do the same thing and call us all kinds of names
      because we were not as developed still not. By the way this was both Haitian and St Lucian why
      are we only attacking the Haitians ?

  3. August 10, 2010

    U DOMINICANS SAY HAITIANS DO VOODOO BUT ALL SIN IS SIN. U LEAVE YOUR COUNTRY TO GO TO PPL COUNTRY TO SMOKE WEED, DRINK RUM, AND KILL PEOPLE. do they do the same as u?
    never!!!!!!!!!!! HV U EVER SEEN A HAITION DRUNK AND ACTING LIKE A BLOODY IDIOT ? no!! dominicans are very good at that in other ppls country! plzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!

  4. August 10, 2010

    I SIT AND READ AND WONDER WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DOMINICANS AND HAITIANS! dominicans u r no better!

    BEFORE U TAKE THE SPECK FROM UR BROTHERS EYES, REMOVE THE BLOODY LOG FROM YOUR OWN!!!!!

  5. vibes
    May 4, 2010

    well, well, well. i won’t say to send back all haitians but i will say that all haitians with no time on their passports should be sent home. they are the ones who gets desperate and do all sorts of desperate things. and i know to a fact that their are alot of very well educated and well rouned haitians in our country. these people may look stupid to you but get to know them and you will see just what i am talking about.

  6. simple
    April 28, 2010

    ahh those hatians there i just dont no.they come to steal,destroy send them stupid ppl back at their homes.they just coming and spoil our country.

  7. Birdie
    April 26, 2010

    Send those stupid haitians back to their country of vodo we cant blame Prime Minister Skerrit for those …. Haitians they are just crooks send them back and dont accept more here our country to sweet for those kind of people put them on boats make them swem but eet them out we dont want them here they to unjust and crooked

  8. FemmeDominique
    April 25, 2010

    Unfortunately, I have to make this statement, because I myself is in another Country seeking a better life, but the truth is Haitians are NOT as innocent as they potray. They can be as cunning as they need to be and unless the Authorities put away this sympathy kind of attitude towards Haitains and deal with them as People who will do anything to get where they want to be then they will continue to Dis respect the laws of Dominica.

  9. dominican
    April 25, 2010

    dominican to the bone i would shake your foot we need to wake up but again the head of state getting there cut . them people realy curse. u see we were leaving good since they coming da and doing evil da going to the back side earth quake and so on they have plague

  10. dominican
    April 25, 2010

    i hope the dominica government seeing them haitions are to stay in there place see now england don’t want us soon no body from da will get visa to go no place because of that samepassport thing.but yet still they giving the passport change the law no passport to no haitions,chinese .

  11. SStateOfMind
    April 25, 2010

    This pisses me off. Time to deport all them damn Haitians living in dominica illegally. Let me become minister of Homeland Security and you will see that, I promise you I going on a roll on them haitians there. ALL OUT!! Get them outta here man, they’re staining our imagine, its long over due

    • RUSSKIITOM
      April 16, 2011

      thats just why you will never be minister of homeland security.. jackass!!!!!!!

  12. D/CAN TO THE BONE(FOREGIN)
    April 25, 2010

    The government should havea An immediate enquiry how this official stamps get into the hands of these fraudester. althought they could forge a copy of the stamp also…. it can be made to look like the original… It has happen before by people who wants to deceive immigration offers that they have gone in an out of a country..WE NEED TO GET THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY LIKE THE UK TO STAMP PEOPLE VISA SO WE KNOW WHEN THEY GO IN AN OUT . NO MORE USE OF RUBBER STAMP BY IMMIGRATION OFFICES , THIS IS THE OLD TECHOLOGY…

  13. Sout Man
    April 25, 2010

    Come on people, take your blinders off! The people were charged with possession of counterfeit documents; fraudulent documents. Why is our government held responsible for this?

    Should we do to the Haitians what has been done to us in Guadeloupe and the Virgin Islands? Send all of them back! Are you kidding? Do we still believe in Christianity? Jesus said, “whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me”. Do I need to write about the consequences?

  14. April 25, 2010

    DEPORT THE HAITIANS THAT ARE IN DOMINICA, THERE IS ENOUGH TO DO IN HAITI NOW, THEY GOT ENOUGH MONIES TO REBUILD THEIR COUNTRY. jUST MAKE SURE THEY ARE FRISKED, BEFORE LETTING THEM OUT, CAUSE SOME MAY HAVE DOCUMENT, SUCH AS BIRTH CERTIFICATES, AND DEEDS.
    DOMINICAN ABORIGINY

  15. local
    April 25, 2010

    What do you expect?
    Is there any difference between this pm/fench aliegance and what happened with Baby Doc.duevaliere?
    Sadly most Dominicans do not even know that history.
    They were brought in to make many rich overnight and to be able to easily change the election results.
    Remember in 2005 UWP actually got the majority of votes but lost because of technicalities and a coilition.
    In Dec 2009 there were enough added to the imported voters and no ID card to strategically look like a victory.
    This is a simple feat when one looks at the facts that there was a <65% voter turnout out of a crazy 67k voters list in a total population of <71 k.

    You can't sow pumpkin seeds and reap bananas. So it is you can't bring in cheaters and cheat and expect a society of saints.

  16. stop the haitian from coming please i beg allu dominicans. stop them.. we will lose our land.. our forest our integrity.

    we are ok without them…no need to listen to the have …please let the have not voices be heard.

    amen

  17. April 25, 2010

    A few years ago while in-transit at a hotel in Antigua, I ran into a fellow who without making a formal introduction, proceeded to denigrate the Dominicans living in his country(Antigua). With no knowledge of me, he continued his barage of hate until I could take no more and introduced myself as a Dominican. “But you must be different from them” he replied ashamedly.

    Last year, a former Antiguan Minister of Government under criminal investigation personally attacked the Attorney-General(a Dominican) for coming from a poor small country and had no right investigate him; all this while being represented by a Dominican lawyer of note in the Caribbean.

    Whenever I read as many hateful reactions to Haitians by Dominicans, I am reminded of those Antiguan incidents; How can we be so callous and unfeeling to call a people a plague? The majority of people who flee their country are the poor, suffering masses. They are not necessarily the best educated, mannered or respectful of the law; and we have our own references to prove this. In the USVI and BVI where the horrible crimes committed by Dominicans have caused much alarm, the outcry is to jail them first, then deport them.

    This lack of hospitality and respect for strangers who are non-tourists are causing a new rift in our already fragmented society. The government does not have the funds to send every offending visitor back home; not even the mighty US can do that. Law abiding Haitians must be treated with all the dignity, respect and accommodation due to any one residing in our country; and this is provided for in the Constitution of the Republic of Dominica. We have the right to call out the individual offenders, but the entire nationality of any group cannot be summarily categorised as reflective of deviations from the norm.

  18. DOMINICAN LIVING IN MIAMI
    April 25, 2010

    IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE SOME THING LIKE

    HAPPENED WHAT A SHAME.

    SEND THEM BACK HOME SOON DOMINICA WILL BE CALLED LITTLE HAITI

  19. Dominican in T.O.
    April 24, 2010

    Get rid of all haitians from Dominica… There is a reason why these people are hated all over the world…If we dont start to ger rid of them now we(Dominica) will regret it.

  20. MAGUASA
    April 24, 2010

    DOMININICANS ARE CRITIZING HATIANS YET THEY ARE ABLE TO OUTSMART YOU DOMIICANS. I THINK THAT THE GOVERNMENTS ARE OVERSTAFFED- TOO MANY WORKERS AND NOT ENOUGH WORK TO KEEP THEM BUSY. OR WAS THIS A TRANSACTION OF CASH UNDER THE TABLE. SHAME ON YOU DOMINICANS.

  21. citizen
    April 24, 2010

    ah wa them ppl doing to many things now they need to send them back to their country

  22. Fairplay
    April 24, 2010

    Deport all Haitians back to Hell(Haiti).

    • Jayson
      April 24, 2010

      I heard an Antigua saying the same thing about Dominicans in Antigua…

  23. 4ALL2C
    April 24, 2010

    Government Official known for Human Trafficking and now official government stamps is in the criminals hands — That is nothing Strange — That is part of the LOW EXPECTATIONS we have set ourselves for…So you all really beleive Gvmnt/Police going to investigate this? Are you crazy? Investigate themselves? Why would they do that? This will be swept under the rug and life continues–We will hear from Skerro that Dominicans lying on immigartion forms — LAME EXCUSE!!

  24. April 24, 2010

    EVERY WHERE WE GO WE GET DOMINICAN THERE AND I DON,T WANT ANY BODY TO MISTREAT MY PEOPLE.
    BUT NOW WE REACH TO A POINT WHERE WE CANT TAKE NO MORE OF THIS HAITIANS, ALL I WANT TO SAY IS SEND ALL OF THEM BACK, FROM SMALL TO BIG CAUSE THE SMALL IS NO BETTER, SO PLEASE DO SOME THING ABOUT IT FAST FAST FAST.

    SEND HAITIANS HOME PLEASE. IF THEY NEED OUR HELP WE WILL SEND WHAT WE HAVE FOR THEM BUT WE NOT TO HAVE THEM IN OUR COUNTRY

    HOME HOME HOME

  25. Mr. RIGHT
    April 24, 2010

    So sad that our government is into practices similar to the Haitians….. sooooooo sad.

  26. sexyness
    April 24, 2010

    yes god not sleeping now is the time to wake up dominica wake up stop sleeping and start checking these ppl out properly is not that alone now a man even going mad cause of those ppl

  27. April 23, 2010

    Well, thieves do not have to go to the banks to rub them tany more. They can stay where ever they

    want and execute their duties!

    The PM needs to put in some investigations into that immediately, or else the public will investigate him.

    • ti bwy
      April 24, 2010

      Where the ….. the PM comes into that? No wonder. Aren’t other people paid to do their work?

  28. zengleden
    April 23, 2010

    Lets support each other as a nation so as to uphold our good name! Now is the time for us to take a stand against these things! People must never use Dominica’s official stamps and so forth to commit crimes. Deal with them accordingly! Dominicans wake up

  29. April 23, 2010

    These men should be tried and prosecuted. Its a serious offence against the state for such things to be happening. Investigations are to be taken serious! Minister of National secutrity please do something quick! No wonder when one travels abroad in the big cities the Dominica passports are scrutinize and so forth. Make sure we deal with the issues: get the best legal team to handle this issues: Dominica is not for sale! Hatians and lucians with stamps from Da! who know the amount of criminals and bad eggs who went to the big cities with illegally obtained documents from back home! Watch them Hatians they real smart and some are professional conmen – and keep an eye on all the other folks who come to Dominica like its a freee port

  30. DA4LYFE
    April 23, 2010

    wow..wow…I can see why England want to place visa restriction on us (Dominicans) because people like these give us a bad reputation and they not from Dominica…This is a serious matter that the Dominican gov’t need to address immediately….oh I forgot the Dominican gov’t also sell passports and other information themselves…LOL..shame ..What the Dominican people need to do is come together and break away from the partisanship and address this collectively or else we going to suffer no matter if you UWP/FREEDOM/LABOR….Let’s stop this ish now before our country good name go down the drain/gutter…

    DA4LYFE

    • April 24, 2010

      The article states that a St. Lucian and a Haitian were incarcerated on the charges; they were found in possession of 17 Haitian passports (not Dominican passports); what does this have to do with the Dominica government. All one needs is a cheap kit to make a rubber stamp with whatever imprint or embossment one wishes it to indicate and this is easy to obtain through the internet.

      Haitians fleeing the torrent of abuse from Dominicans will use any means necessary to escape even with the help of Dominicans themselves. Someone obtained for them a copy of the stamps that were reproduced.

      • sad
        April 24, 2010

        well sad sir, instead of placing blame on the Government why not add some suggestion like, its time to get out of the rub stamps, these can be made any where, all you need a kit and it is made, every thing is computerised now and thats the way we as a developing country should go other wise there will always have criminals with great skills trying to use us.

        • BS
          April 24, 2010

          So you mean to say if we go digitize that will make it harder for anyone to replicate? LMFAO Think about that 4 a second.. but i do agree we need to do something else than a old stamp…come on now lol @ all these BS

        • Jayson
          April 24, 2010

          You hit the nail on the head. A duplicate rubber stamp is a joke to make once u have a copy of the print. Time to move on from this stamp business and modernize our public services….

  31. ManMan
    April 23, 2010

    Just what is going on here? The D/ca authorities should investigate how they got the stamps, including where they made it and who made it. Seems there is alot of them in D/ca that may be doing that.

  32. D/CAN TO THE BONE
    April 23, 2010

    IS THAT , SORRY TO SAY DOMINICAN WAKE UP, GET THESE PEOPLE OUT, THEY HAVE A PLAGUE, CURSE FOLLOW THEM WHEREVER THEY GO, PEOPLE READ THE HISTROY, CHECK OUT HAITIAN BACKGROUND FOR YOURSELF THE INFORMATION IN THERE. PEOPLE GET EDUCATED AND STOP DESTROYING OUR LAND, SORRY WILL BE TOOOOOOOOOOOO LATE, OPPORTUNITY LOSE CANNOT BE REGAIN

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