Haitians decry attitude of Labour Division senior official

Haitians
Haitians in Dominica

Some Haitian nationals living in Dominica are up in arms about what they say has been a high level of unprofessionalism being displayed by a senior labour official at the county’s Labour Division.

More than a dozen non-immigrants are claiming that the individual has been making degrading remarks whenever they go to the office to conduct business.

They say there are taking the matter to prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit.

Haitians require a non-immigrant visa to live in Dominica and this must be picked up at the Labour Division.

However, the Haitians who spoke to DNO, claim that the individual has been casting ‘unprofessional remarks’ at them whenever they go to the office.

“All-you doetish? You not hearing I tell you wait? What happen you retarded? I myself not in that today. All-you hear one person get passport all-you coming?” are some of the remarks reportedly cast.

The Haitian nationals are also alleging that the individual purposefully withhold passports from them “out of spite.”

“I am not telling you thing I don’t know. Some of the passports are ready and the person keeps them locked up,” one Haitian told DNO.

The Haitians now say they are taking the matter to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

“We are writing a letter to the Prime Minister about this individual. We are trying to have it signed by every Haitian who has been victim to that. It is unfair. This has been going on for too many years. This is not the individual’s private business. It is the governments business and that person is being paid to operate in a professional manner,” one Haitian said.

The letter is expected to be handed to Skerrit by the end of the week and 213 Haitians have already signed it.

The Haitians are of the opinion that the entire matter amounts to hate mongering.

“We say the individual in question maybe hate Haitians. But this is a government business. Hating us is one thing but spiting us using government work is not acceptable. And why hate us when they use us all the time to make money? ” one Haitian queried.

It is alleged that Dominicans have also been victims of the questionable attitude of that senior official.

The Haitians are calling for the immediate transfer of the individual, who DNO will not identify at the time.

According to the last census, there are over 2,000 “legal” Haitians living in Dominica.

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150 Comments

  1. dominican
    December 9, 2013

    I think its unfear that the gorvernment gives away our passports so quickly. i live in a another island for more than 15 yrs and still cant get thier passport yet. these haitians and spanish come Dominica and Skero and even people that never live in D.a get passports on line. total bs.. He just give away our indentity to anyone.. give them work permit and make some money for the isaland yearly. it is so hard to get a us visa yet every one getting our passport, land andwhat ever they want.. bs! mad Dominican!!

    • Love to love
      September 4, 2018

      Nonsense u talking,Dominican law say after 7 years reside in the country they can have citizenship.

  2. December 6, 2013

    Tailing a bout passport where do the money goes in government ministers pocket

  3. Tina T.
    December 5, 2013

    Somewhere I have read that Dominica is the fourth happiest nation on this planet. After reading all these comments and visiting Dominica several times I strongly disagree.
    As a European I know best where hate and racissm can lead to.
    I intended to stay in Dominica for 5 months last winter to volunteer= I had to go to several offices for papers. Very unprofessional- unfriendly- arrogant attidude some people have- employes of the Gov, paid with tax money. Sometimes a job like that can be frustrating I understand, but they really need training to handle it more professional.
    Always treat people the way you expect to be treated. Respect!

  4. December 5, 2013

    I use to have a great love for Haitians .Until i start living around them.They feel they are better than everyone ,and everyone owes them sympathy,and above the laws of the countries they migrate too,nasty ,unclean and very deceitful .Welcome To Dominica

  5. God's Child
    December 5, 2013

    Did you hear what the Labour Officer had to say?

    I personally know that some if not most Haitians lie on their documentation.

  6. December 5, 2013

    Dominicans should do there jobs correctly…whether you like them or not …your personal feelings should never have any thing to do with your job,,,,
    what goes around comes around…i am almost 50 and i can tell you that life was easier in dominica before..haiti was a wealthy place and we never know whether dominica will become worse than haiti…dominicas can be found all over in different countries…and we do not want to be treated badly either….these people should dealt with correctly…

  7. C
    December 5, 2013

    Dominicans appear to be a very devided people. Migarnt workers who just told the immigration that they are coming as “tourist” turn around and accuse the labour division of descriminatory practice. Dominicans instantly take to side of the united Haitians and beat down their own people, without hearing the other side of the story.

    If that is the power of a few dozen Haitians, just imagine what this united group will do to you in a few years when their population will overpower yours. They will force u to run and leave the land to them.

  8. Justice and Truth
    December 4, 2013

    If what is stated about the official is true, a reprimand and re-training in customer service should be forthcoming. I would not fire the official to pacify them.
    It takes two and there are two sides to a story. Granted, two wrongs do not make a right and the official is an employee who should serve the public respectfully, probably the official could have been insulted by some of them.
    If spoken to by an authority, bet that this attitude will cease. People deserve chances and a second one.

  9. lougawo
    December 4, 2013

    had an experience like dat in guadeloupe when i could not understand 31 france when i ask 2 explain
    dat lady almost burst my ears with a screeam

  10. Bra
    December 4, 2013

    Why the intolerance towards Haitians? Haitians are contributing positively to Dominica’s economy.

    For all you intolerant people replace the word “Haitians with the word “Dominicans” or “Blacks” and see how intolerant you sound.

    I cannot believe Dominicans that are all over in other people countries, can come on DNO and “mal parley” Haitians who are black like the majority of Dominicans.

  11. cokes
    December 4, 2013

    I don’t care what u all say, I’m a Dominican and we really do have a problem with customer service in DA!!! You go in a store, the employee in the store might not even acknowledge your presence, not “one good morning”, “how can I help you?” nothing…this really sucks..We should treat people with respect and in a manner that will make the customer come back to the business place, establishment etc..
    And another thing Dominicans should remember, is that there are many of us living abroad and we wouldn’t feel good if we are being disrespected or discriminated like the way they are doing the Haitians!!
    People treat people with respect and remember when you are employed in a business, the business is not in your name, you are just and employee and your job is to provide efficient service to the customer.. Stop the Attitude!!! It doesn’t worth it..remember you can get laid off or fired anytime..
    Peace and Love!

  12. interpol
    December 4, 2013

    Thats how the haitian opperats they want it now whlie we domininicans catching our hells in other countries .They must come to dominica and get everything on a plater.

    • Justice and Truth
      December 4, 2013

      “platter”

      Those who go to the office must also have respect for the officer. As the system in specifically progressive countries, first come, first served. One way of handling this situation at that office is to line up in an organized manner and patiently wait for one’s turn.
      Numbers all the way to prevent this type of behavior also for Haitians. Numbers which should be given to them as they enter or as they meet with the officer.
      If there is such a system, they should take numbers and conduct themselves in a proper manner; no abnormal loud talking, shouting and carrying-on which disturbs the peace, disrupts and slow-down work and its progress. Otherwise, security should show them the door or arrest them, depending on their behavior.

  13. Anonymous
    December 4, 2013

    what’ haitians want to make rules in da man tell them man; da not haiti

  14. Deleoncourt
    December 4, 2013

    This is something that I have always said, I do not believe that Dominicans are a nice people. Dominicans claim all the time that they are a god fairing nice people smile for you etc.But the second that a Dominican think that they are better than you they treat you like shit. If it was an American or a Canadian you would see how they can smile and give good customer service. I am Dominican but I can tell you I will never treat people like the way you people treat people. Disgusting!!

  15. him i am
    December 4, 2013

    Dominican the world is not urs. i am a Dominican and i have heard ppl say those words to the Haitian ppl. we must stop it.

  16. Anonymous
    December 4, 2013

    our people have to wait so long in foreign land to get papers and Haitian coming in DA and making demands for passport? If they were in Haiti is before fireing squad they would go, How many of them know their president, even to go to his palace and bring report. No wonder Santo Domingo start mass deportation.

  17. idiot people
    December 4, 2013

    With such a low and dwindling population it’s amazing how Dominicans are getting on like this country can survive on its own with its bare numbers.

    Most Haitians are humble, meaning that they ‘know their place’ as foreigners just like any Dominican living overseas. And thank God for the Haitians, we can buy coushcoush at the market to put in broth!

    • C
      December 5, 2013

      haitiens did not invent coush-coush. Further more most of them buy from local farmers to retail. so get this foolish nonsense out of your head. U don’t have to put your brother down in favour of a neighbour.

  18. The Wind Blows North
    December 4, 2013

    Haitians are hard working people. They fought so that we could all enjoy the freedoms we enjoy today. If it wasn’t for them all of us would be under slavery. Give the people a break!! I support Haitains 100%!!!!!

    • God's Child
      December 5, 2013

      Haitians did not help us get out of slavery.

  19. well
    December 4, 2013

    i agree wit u haitians

  20. SLU
    December 4, 2013

    Dominicans need to be careful, because we have thousands of Dominicans living in St. Lucian and you wouldn’t want us to treat you this way.

    What if our immigration department decide to do a crack down. Just a few weeks ago our Government has been reiterating, those who are living in SLU illegally to come in and regularize their status. This is just a warning on things to come later.

    SO please treat others humanly please.

  21. Anonymous
    December 4, 2013

    ever where hatians are they behave the same way .they always belive what they say goes .and what they what they must get it now.they are rushing for passport to go to America that’s all they want it for, so don’t fell sorry for them they are very bossie

    • observer
      December 4, 2013

      I believe you have a serious personal problem with Haitians. Are you ok??

      • Jr
        December 4, 2013

        i can say one thing . Do unto others as you would have done to you.

    • love dominicao
      December 4, 2013

      yes that is true, the very same thing in guadeloupe.

    • Deleoncourt
      December 4, 2013

      one thing dominicans can be a dirty people sometimes yeah.. you just jealous you cannot get a visa to go to america to magre sa….

  22. December 4, 2013

    this is not good at all, Indeed they are our brothers and sisters, and they are humans too.
    this is not accepted,

  23. Anonymous
    December 4, 2013

    Hay Hay… eh beh look it!!! they well come out… But that good for all you Dominicans… Some of all you too like foreigners over all you own… Just now is riot they going to start rioting like how they does do in theie country when they don’t get their way.
    Kick they must start kicking all you… But one thing I know, Nobody is coming in this country here, the land of my birth and try nothing with me. When we in people country we have to endure worse things than that, and we have to keep our mouths shut. Is here alone those people there have foot.. but not on me, one thing I saying.

    • Mee too
      December 4, 2013

      You are very IGNORE to say the lease. You speak and behave like someone who is unlearnt.

    • ...........
      December 4, 2013

      Such an idiotic statement when dominicans are flooding places like Guadeloupe, Antigua, St. Martin and the United States. Come on, people like you are just sickening.

    • Deleoncourt
      December 4, 2013

      and after if allu that up in church pretending to be christians.. what do you think jesus would say? you think jesus would treat other people badly just because he was treated badly.. that is why when they deport allu not one tear i will shed

  24. true
    December 4, 2013

    Sorry to say it but I think that majority (not all) of civil servants treat the public in an unprofessional manner and I think that is a serious matter to be dealt with

  25. December 4, 2013

    This matter should be investigated before the PM take action, majority of Haitian who lives in Dominica will signed this petition even those who don’t not

  26. December 4, 2013

    This matter should be investigated before the PM take action, majority of Haitian who lives in Dominica will signed this petition even those haven’t experienced this allegation, most of folks

  27. Hmmm
    December 4, 2013

    My experience at PMH: Waiting to be admitted 7:45 accounts is opened and starts dealing with the public. 8 o’clock the other workers in accounts came in. 8:15 the Admissions person strolled in. 8:40 we are still waiting for the admissions window to open to start serving the public. Ask one of the accounts staff what time Admissions opens. Her response, its open, the girl is there. Went inside the admissions area. Me: Good morning, we are outside waiting for the window to open. Her (finally acknowledging me after about 1 minute on her computer): I not opening the window because there is a glare. SMH.

    This other patient’s turn: Good morning, and she hands the Admissions person her papers. Admission person: “What is that?” – Imagine she’s been working in that area from as far back as I can remember going to PMH.

    I just held my tongue.

    I think the PM should dedicate 2014 as the year of Customer Service.

  28. Christlike
    December 4, 2013

    In the eyes of God we are one. Dominicans rise up and live Christ-like. Hatians are our brothers and sisters we ought to love them; remember we migrate as much as they do and for the very same purpose

  29. Positive vibration
    December 4, 2013

    No one should take the liberty in talking down at people or mistreating them because they believe they are superior. But let me tell you something, Haitians believe that the world owe them something! Every where they go they behave the same. Do you think they really care about Dominicans or any other nationality ? They care only about their Own people. They are selfish people. Before we pass judgement on the Labour Officer, we should try to understand how those Haitians behave with their belief that the world owe them.

    • Deleoncourt
      December 4, 2013

      They were going to pick up documents which they were entitled to they were not in the welfare line like you.. I dont understand how you think that this means the world owes them something

  30. Rule
    December 4, 2013

    The Haitians are contributing to the economy by working very hard. They deserve better treatment.

    • observer
      December 4, 2013

      I agree with you and they still underpay all of them additionally everyone of them to enter our country must pay the sum of US $400.00 beside having a valid Dominican visitor’s visa.

  31. Dominican away
    December 4, 2013

    I am wondering can any dominican go to their country and write letter to the prime minister and to get one of their nationals out of her bread and butter. Only in dominica nationals are treated this way. God give the prime minister the wisdom to do what is right by puting thoes haitians in their respestful place. Let them know while they are in our country they will follow the laws of the country. Our prime minister need to stop giving dominica passport to every dick,tom and harry; when they travel to other countries and do wrong we are the ones getting the bad name.haitians a very ungreatful people they olny care about themselves and no one else. I work with one in another country and she thinks owe her something, she has oly been in the country for seven years and she wants passport, she want house, you name it she wants it. They all sound like old trucks that cant start. Wa wa wa wa wa wa. It is not funny how they want every thing fast. One more thing they check out which last is big in a country, and they use it to get what the want,for examlpe if they dont get their way with you in person they will call your office on the phone and pretend to someone with a last name that carries weight in the country.

    • Mee too
      December 4, 2013

      Your remarks lend support to what our Haitian brothers and sisters are saying. Your heart is filled with hatred an malice. Repent!!!!!

  32. labourite
    December 4, 2013

    payback time for the voodoo they do for dlp to stay in power

  33. Shaka Zulu
    December 3, 2013

    There is always two sides to a story. However, i can only say this: Every Government office should treat everyone with respect and the highest level of professionalism whether they are from Haiti timbuktu or the north pole. If the immigration laws allow for a process it must be followed. I only imagine that the subject individual has a superior who is responsible for ensuring all employees operate under an established standards and rules. Why does the PM have to get involve. Does the PM have the ultimate say in everything in this country. Where is the law and the courts and the immigration office and the administrative body for that particular department. SMDH

  34. Engineer
    December 3, 2013

    I have Haitians friends here in the US, and those I know are very ambitious people. If these people come to our country and willing to work to survive, it is good for Dominica!. Just like Dominicans who have emigrated want to be treated with respect in other people’s country, please treat the people with respect. Some of you are looking down on the Haitian and treating them lesser than you, that is why you find they are rude. If anybody here in the US talk to me in any derogatory way, they will not get a nice attitude from me either. With our stagnant, or even declining population, Dominica needs people. These people contribute more than a tourist who just pass thru on a cruise. I know some of these employees treat Dominicans bad, much less for Haitians. You are not better than them, and they not better than you – that’s how I operate.

    • C
      December 5, 2013

      its amazing u want to stay in the us and run commentary on situations in d/ca. If people like u stayed in d/ca there will not have this crises now.

  35. migrate
    December 3, 2013

    it saddens me when I read the garbage some people write on here.i left dominica at age 20 for a better life after Hurricand David.iI have had opportunites I would never had if I stayed in dominica. I work over seas and save my money in DOMINICA.My worse treatment is from Dominicans AND Antiguans.The opportunities I have had here is because of the WHITES,AND HISPANICS people you Dominicans curse so much.my best friends are Hatians and GUYANESE LIVING HERE IN THE USA.I hate this negative mentality my people have.Its time we love one another as God creation

    • Dominica Justice
      May 31, 2014

      These People are in America so u will expect that but when you come deal with thses third world people,its a different ballgame.

  36. mahaut resident
    December 3, 2013

    I was victim to a bad experience with the person I think it is. It was about time

  37. Love I
    December 3, 2013

    Everyone has to be treated with respect…persons are suffering all over the world…SHAME on that person who has that ATTITUDE….

  38. December 3, 2013

    Stand up Dominicans stand up for your people do you think we could go to the labour department in the B.V.I they will send us back them Haitians lucky

  39. tyanni
    December 3, 2013

    This person is just the tip of the iceburge. There needs to be a complete shake up in that Labour division. Heads must roll. I not saying much. The bomb will explode. Hatians not the problem at all. The political big wigs are at the heart of it.

  40. Anonymous
    December 3, 2013

    Alas, my Dominican people are so filled with hate. How do you all get off speaking to the Haitians like this, and just look at those ugly comments. Dominican are living overseas like paupers scrubbing and mopping people houses overseas but yet they talk to other people like this.

    Come on, where is the LOVE. If they had to send home all the illegal Dominicans that living overseas, we would need Bird Island to build a new housing scheme. So please, stop the hating comments. After all, Dominica is not much better. people love to migrate and thats all.

  41. linky
    December 3, 2013

    any time u go in an office in dominica and u get in some problem
    take it to papa skeritt lord almighty

  42. A Observer
    December 3, 2013

    Some of us Dominican have a problem with identity, we look like Hatians yet we discrimate against them. I am in a foreign land and I’m mistaken to be Hatian all the time. I don’t feel offended, the truth is what’s really the difference between us? Black people brought to the Caribbean from Africa as slaves and we all just trying to make a living. stop the racial discrimination, it is foolish.

  43. Jennifer
    December 3, 2013

    We as human beings need to stop discriminating against each other. We all feel the same need for empathy. Whether it be age, disability, equal pay, sexual harassment, national origin, race color or religion it is all the same.

    It is critical to discriminate against another human because of their ethnic background or because they came from a certain part of the world or has a foreign accent. Would the employee have done the same to a member of Kassav, Wyclef, Te vice, or for instance Usher or Garcelle Beauvais who are all Haitian celebrities.

    Definitely unacceptable

  44. Big Sis
    December 3, 2013

    Patience is a virtue, the answer to the Haitians plea is wait, nothing happens one time, there must be a reason why its being withheld, come on that’s not the only duty the lady has perform,she cant just give out passports like that, its a process, oh please stop bashing the lady, anywhere we Dominicans travel or better yet any person who travels to another country has to wait for papers to be processed, these people must Wait when the papers r ready they will get it, do you know how long one has to be waiting for papers to come through in St,Martin,? so what Dominica is a free port then,? stupeees Haitians Wait, toe veet pa ka fe jue ouver.

  45. opinionated
    December 3, 2013

    it is a shame that in this modern age discrimination is sooo glaring. why do we seek to bring down our fellow man? Haitians are people too and deserve to be treated with the same level of kindness extended to Dominicans. We should not as Black people continue to pull down and destroy our own!

  46. December 3, 2013

    Haitians should be grateful that Dominica is giving them visa free to live there Haitians are very ungrateful

  47. ericson
    December 3, 2013

    we must treat the Haitians with respect and Haitians are welcome to Dominica. we are one caribbean. no discrimination.

  48. fair
    December 3, 2013

    This is highly disappointing coming from a staff of a division charged with the responsibility of processing persons of other nationalities. It is definitely contrary to the high moral ethics and professionalism which the labour commissioner displays and promotes.this staff obviously has other interest other than delivering proper service. She shud not be allowed to sabotage the ministry and the government .

  49. brois
    December 3, 2013

    I do not support hate and prejudice!!!please fellow Dominicans watch those Haitians closely . . good or bad

  50. say sa mem
    December 3, 2013

    And P.M Skerrit better not fire the lady before hearing her side of the story because those Haitians does never tell the truth.Every story have 2 sides.Tell any body to go to Tortola BVI Labor Department and behave like you are in a fish market muchless to say you writing letter to the Primier for satisfaction when you cannot have your way, and you will be escorted outside and on LIAT. Is only in Dominica anybody can go and get passport as if is a hot bread they getting from the long time ago bakery.Stuuuuuuuuuuupes man.Chines taking over. Santo taking over,Haitian taking over lord help our nation.

    • Dominica abroad.
      December 3, 2013

      i am living out of Dominica for quarter of a century and still holds a Dominica passport. these people are living D/A for a few years and obtaining D/A passport. soon we will not be able to do anything unless they authorize us to do it.

    • the fig tree
      December 3, 2013

      If you go and distribute food in Haiti after a disaster..they might kill you. Some of these people have no discipline..is always a rush, noise, shouting, loud talking…who can tolerate them nonsense there. Is they coming and show their dirty ways here that causing that. Ill-disciplined Haitians should stay away from Dominica

    • December 3, 2013

      Yes I hope that the P M hear both sides. Now wait what PM would do that anyway they are aliens Dominicans have right in their own place PM don’t study them. Dominicans have to go through more than that overseas if they don’t like GO HOME

    • Truth be told
      December 3, 2013

      What is wrong with you all Black people? The ‘massa’ gone and you all hating each other in the Caribbean now!

    • Well
      December 4, 2013

      Based on your remarks I’m guessing that all Dominicans overseas recently departed and long standing ones should be posted back to Dominica then INCLUDING ALL YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS OR YOURSELF IF YOU ARE NOT CURRENTLY IN DOMINICA. IGNORANT TWART.

    • NOBODY
      December 4, 2013

      Yet you will be one to jump high if you ever get the opportunity to get a US Greencard!! you sound like a Selfish, hungry human being. EVERYBODY despite where they are from are looking for a better lifestyle. Down to us Dominicans are going overseas to seek a ‘better’ life, its very ignorant to judge a People by the mistakes of a few. You acting like Dominicans perfect. Check yourself my friend, for one day you may be in the same boat. AND WE DOMINICANS ARE TOUT UNPROFESSIONAL…..if you want come and check my passport to check my nationality!!!

  51. December 3, 2013

    We Dominicans overseas go through all that and more so Haitians suck it up or go back home and they face book calling us thievies

    • hm!
      December 3, 2013

      so it rite to do dem da same?

    • I KNOW
      December 4, 2013

      Why would so many of you disagree with what this person is saying. Obviously you have never left Dominica so you have no knowledge of how we are treated even in fellow Caricom countries. The Haitians are welcomed here but they should be more respectful to the locals and please stop acting like it is an entitlement.

  52. wait a minute
    December 3, 2013

    A note to Diva

    where u want them to send d money to the states? wen u not in ur country and u work off course u have to send money back home to save or contribute to developement. thats y wen allu dominicans go overs allu cannot come back bc allu do not send money to save, nor built a lil shak. all allu doing is buy clothes n shoes. wen immigration send allu back allu have nothing to go back home too.

    • possi born
      December 3, 2013

      not me doh,my money in possi so go ahead and hate.You people have gripes and a form of jelousy against Dominicans who migrate overseas.you always talk about the negatives.thank god you not throwing maypwee for me.am not one of those wasting time overseas.i feel ashame when I read some of the garbage some of you write on here.

  53. say sa mem
    December 3, 2013

    @black beauty i agree with you one hundred percent them Haitians does tell a lot of lies.They lie for every damn thing.And one thing with them they don’t go against each other at no given time.213 Haitians have already signed the letter, i don’t believe that not one bit.The thing is when you offend one Haitian, you offend all and so all of them signing letter looking for sympathy.I know we are all human but them Haitian does lie too much and that is why they does suffer every where they go is because of their lying tonge.

    • Anonymous
      December 4, 2013

      What is wrong is wrong , no one should be aloud to treat anyone with disrespect especially someone who is employed by the government.

    • YOUTH
      December 4, 2013

      lool so wait haitians alone that telling lies hmm it must be in their haitian blood *sacasm* some dominicans just does make me feel shame shame shame

  54. December 3, 2013

    Most of them there without paper let them shut up or go back Haiti

  55. December 3, 2013

    Let Haitians get visa to stay in Dominica if they don’t like they could go back Haiti

    • Ideall
      December 3, 2013

      soon they will want to take over Dominica we might soon become third class citizens after the Chinese and Haitians take over. Pray for us Dominicans

    • Mary Black
      December 4, 2013

      Would you go back to your country if it has nothing to offer, especially when Dominica is an open market for all.

  56. forreal
    December 3, 2013

    no wonder why a haitian on facebook calling dominicans volee,and they could never compare dominicans to haitians,on the carribean challenge,who is the baddest men and women,oh i see,i was saying this haitian out a place,because is rescue dominicans rescueing them,and santa domingo feed up with them,but if that is the case,i can not support dominica,because dominicans went through to much on them french islands,to be treating other people bad.

    • Choops
      December 4, 2013

      Accidental thumbs up. How old are you? 15?

  57. bias dca
    December 3, 2013

    We want to know her name…hope she is walking around feeling shameful at this time….don t worry I know our people..she will wide f a few days maybe call in sick…shame on you senior official

  58. One Love
    December 3, 2013

    are the reports from the HAITIANS true?

  59. Brogodo
    December 3, 2013

    Dominicans, who are amongst the most migrant people in the Caribbean if not the world, should recognise that have little room to be xenophobic.

    Most of us look like Haitians. We are of African and mixed stock. Just like Haitians.

  60. wait a minute
    December 3, 2013

    Some of them in d offices act like their moda n fada that live d job for them. playing politics, like bc skerrit in office no one or nothing cannot take them out. But God has a plan for spiteful people like that. they charge haitains money under the table for everything. corrupted is a joke for them. i will call names if i c no actions r not taking place. Haitians r human too. Its about time that Un professionalism is addressed in dominica. Ethics has gone into the gutta and people are acting based on politics rather than the law. Allu days r numbered.

  61. Shortboy
    December 3, 2013

    Haitians are people but they have an attitude sometimes u have to tell them these words because i resident in guadeloupe and when come to the office to renew is a mess rg. The not taking their time they make like they never understand,they never come with all their document,they ready to ride on u to pass i xan tell u because i just be right there so is not the fault of the poeple in the office is their bad ways

  62. wait a minute
    December 3, 2013

    wen u go to the US and u request information or document at the immigration, or any government inst. they must treat everyone as equal. dominica already dont have people u all will suffer if allu population dont increase soon. call allu self educated but yet some of u act like u never travel or ethics was not taught at school. Allu bribing those haitains and charging them big money. but allu days r numbered. think is allu moda that left d jobs for allu. first time i c a place like that, hating on their own kind. think allu better than haitains just because of geographic. Wat ever u do to the least of my brother that u do unto Me.

    • Possie
      December 3, 2013

      So what you want Haitian to take over our population never . When they come da first night the making baby .i use to be sorry for them Haitian but never again them people are ungrateful evil people just send them termites back to there place we will send food for them if they need. Just stay in layout country ,boldface people

      • Say wuh?
        December 4, 2013

        Let the Haitians take over because you Dominicans too lazy!

  63. bias dca
    December 3, 2013

    These govt workers treat dcans the same..the Haitian community stood up to them..its about time people start complaining…good job my Haitian brothers and sisters

  64. Rastafari
    December 3, 2013

    This individual should be sent to Haiti for a number of weeks to see how life is over there, and get treated the same measure. We shouldn’t discriminate against our own people, what a shame! :cry:

  65. J.A.G.O.T.S
    December 3, 2013

    Wow last census 2,000 legal! When was that census taken? I suspect the government of the Dominican Republic would hire this Labour Official, with their eyes closed!

  66. Yeah
    December 3, 2013

    My advice to public officers is this. You must always conduct the business of public office in a professional manner.This not you home or estate. Always remember that. I support the Haitians…

    • Anonymous
      December 4, 2013

      Thank you so much, they must remember it is a job and they have to serve the public, not their personal business, if an american or European comes up to them, is all smiles and yes Mam and yes sir, but they feel they could treat the Haitians like dirt, they must remember we living in a round world.

  67. diva
    December 3, 2013

    Aney ways what Dominicans are looking for they will get it wee.cause we Dominicans getting they same treatment and we not talking .and is true once one person do something everybody in dat .Dominicans look Haitians taking actions on all you , is dat a self. All u will find out with Haitian people Kno country do want them all will have time Kno Haitians that was they last race skirret should give us in Dominica ….the island of Dominica to small for them ..they are invaders that’s what they are they grab and send away Haitians…………..community.

    • wait a minute
      December 3, 2013

      where u want them to send d money to the states? wen u not in ur country and u work off course u have to send money back home to save or contribute to developement. thats y wen allu dominicans go overs allu cannot come back bc allu do not send money to save, nor built a lil shak. all allu doing is buy clothes n shoes. wen immigration send allu back allu have nothing to go back home too.

    • Possie
      December 3, 2013

      Termites they are

  68. experience
    December 3, 2013

    haitians are people they deserve respect like all.

    • Possie
      December 3, 2013

      They donot respect people see one want to just go in my yard a pick my coconuts and I should not talk

      • lol
        December 4, 2013

        Good and learn to cook broth so your hubby or BF wouldn’t be stuck buying the Haitian broth by the road. Leave the people alone!

  69. quiet
    December 3, 2013

    I am sitting quiet in my chair and observing. I am on the inside if you know what i mean and i see this everyday. I am subjected to that five days a week. Sometimes i feel sorry for the non nationals.

    • Ms Twitter
      December 3, 2013

      @ quiet. Well you are just as bad as the senior official by saying nothing. To paraphrase the great Martin Luther King, those who stood silently by and watched injustice are just as guilty.

  70. Black Beauty
    December 3, 2013

    Dominicans are always quick to dump on their own. YES I SAID IT. Haitians have a way of telling lies, outright lies for sympathy. I have to hear the person say it to them to believe a word they say. They tried the same trick in the Bahamas and started getting sympathy and carte blanche stays until it caught up with them. Everywhere they go, they tell the same story, I guess it’s Dominicas turn. IF the person is rude to them I say don’t be but these folks can lie and put people in trouble to get what they want. You see where they are headed… To SKERRIT to get their way. Dominicans have to tow the line wherever they reside abroad, but all others want to come and step on them!

  71. Anya
    December 3, 2013

    Oh lawd have mercy. I had a situation where the lady never even watched my receipt. I am happy. I am supporting the Haitians. Can Dominicans sign the petition too?

    • December 3, 2013

      Smfh…..why all you giving Haitians our passports? Visa restrictions will never stop…..bobolis them haitians. no where in the world can you just visit and then demand them people passport. the government is needed to re think how these people obtain our passports. I am really disappointed that they feel that they have a right to dominican passports as soon as they land

  72. peeping
    December 3, 2013

    I know the person. We all know her. Why DNO not putting her name? I want to “Party” tonight. . I find the hatians took time to report her. Always have bad attitude like is her father shop he live open for her to run. No man…Skerrit where you?

  73. Fyah
    December 3, 2013

    They should be treated fairly but why do they need a Dominican passport . Why is it that the Dominican passport is handed of to any dick tom or Harry that want one?

    • Engineer
      December 3, 2013

      Don’t you think a Haitian living in Dominica is more deserving of a passport, than someone that pay thousand of dollars but never pass in Dominica? You are NOT better than the Haitians! Sometimes black people put down their own people, and when other races looking down on the black race we crying fowl. How stupid!

    • bjr
      December 4, 2013

      chill bro, you don’t know who, or what comes tomorrow, these people have the children who are born in Dominica. They need their fundamental right to vote, in other to effect the outcome of their lives.
      I honestly think that they need a little schooling on etiquette and home health

  74. Kay
    December 3, 2013

    If this claim is true, that is positively shameful. Haitians are our Caribbean brothers.

  75. business man
    December 3, 2013

    You gave the hatians a voice now they are demanding Dominican passports, in my opinion its to easy to obtain a Dominican passport and drivers license. The Hatians come to Dominica for a few months they obtain a drivers license and Social Security card and they use them to travel and never return. The authorities should look into this. Give them a drivers permit for a couple years and after that they can apply for a complete drivers license.

    • Da
      December 3, 2013

      Are you all awere of the problems our Dominican going through out there to get a us ,French and British and even a Canadian passport so why Haitians should come 2weeks and get license and passport

  76. December 3, 2013

    votre pou uwp nou kai fie plié meyyier :lol:

  77. flower
    December 3, 2013

    Its very sad how we treat our brothers and sisters like we are so much better than them or we do not travel to a next mans country. That person should be called out and be ashamed of how he/she is acting. It doesn’t matter where your from; we are still God’s children and we are supposed to love and respect one another. Dominica will never move forward because of the mentality of the ignorant jackasses we have.

    • Dominican away
      December 4, 2013

      You betterwatch your mouth these people are not good i see them at the air port in Florida cleaning only haitians they have put everyone else out of jobs. They go to extreem to put you out of work and bring their family members. My friend aunt worked as a cleaner at an airport in florida they made that woman go through hell just so they could have her job. One day they lock her in the bathroom and left, the woman who had worked for many years ended up leaving the job, because she dont know what they wold do next. Is that how we dominicans want this people to treat our people on their jobs, because they want it for their own people.

      • A Higher Calling
        December 8, 2013

        Every story has two sides.

    • December 4, 2013

      Haitians have NO RESPECT.

  78. Me too
    December 3, 2013

    Dominicans, just remember all our family and friends who are living in other countries. Some of them are there illegally,even. They are just trying to make a living. Remember them when we decide to be nasty to immigrants.

  79. Anonymous
    December 3, 2013

    According to the last census, there are over 2,000 “legal” Haitians living in Dominica. Why the quotation marks trying to insinuate. If its from the last GOVT.census then they must be legal.

  80. Dreal1
    December 3, 2013

    It appears that Dominicans will not have any right in our own country soon. They will be giving demands instead of making requests in the near future…I find they come out!!

    • A Higher Calling
      December 3, 2013

      People like you are self absorbed and senseless. They are there legally and they have legal rights. People like you should be exposed to racism in mainland US or in Europe. I’m almost sure you have family living abroad. Would you like such treatment for you or your loved ones. These people are human…just like you (maybe your children), mother, brother, father – you name it. You are being a fool. Makes no sense to allow someone to live in your house and treat them unfairly. THINK.

    • December 3, 2013

      Last time I check sir, we all belonged to the human race! cut us and we all bleed. One must ask themselves in situations like this if the shoes were on the other feet would we take kindly to this behaviour and treatment. The discrimination against Haitians is getting out of hand and I’m very happy that they are speaking up about it. It’s disheartening that we have forgotten how to be our brothers keeper. I’m ashamed of the alleged officer and I hope that something is done about this soon.

    • wait a minute
      December 3, 2013

      u r so stupid, wen u go to the US and u request information or document at the immigration, or any government inst. they must treat everyone as equal. dominica already dont have people u all will suffer if allu population dont increase soon. call allu self educated but yet some of u act like u never travel or ethics was not taught at school. Allu bribing those haitains and charging them big money. but allu days r numbered. think is allu moda that left d jobs for allu. first time i c a place like that, hating on their own kind. think allu better than haitains just because of geographic. Wat ever u do to the least of my brother that u do unto Me.

    • Lil
      December 3, 2013

      That’s what happens after a person is dicriminated against over and over. It becomes tiresome and when people have had enough, yup “they come out.”

      And no, I am not Haitian, I am a Dominican who has a serious issue with treating people different because of things that they can’t change like their ethnic – Haitian – identity.

    • FED UP DOMINICAN
      December 3, 2013

      Sad comment, even sadder you received so many thumbs up.

      There are thousands of Dominicans living abroad, what would you say if they were being treated like that.

      We are the first to complain about the attitude of some public servants, but we think its OK as long as its foreigners being treated rudely.

      This individual needs to be demoted (to a position where they do not have direct contact with the public).

    • OMG
      December 3, 2013

      Some of us do forget that we and our families do go to other people country and want to be treated as humans not as animals.

      All Gods children have a right to talk when they are not been treated in the manner they should.

    • Rich
      December 3, 2013

      No public employee has a “right” to be churlish and disrespectful to the public. Matters not if that employee is Dominican or Martian – bad manners and/or discriminatory treatment is not acceptable. Or do perhaps think that because you are a Dominican that gives you some special privilege to treat other nationalities or races or genders poorly? If so, shame on you.

      Only when all people learn to treat each other with respect can we progress as a community, a nation, a world.

    • rescue 911
      December 3, 2013

      I am 100% Dominican and I don’t support that at all .bash me if all you so please but I think this woman is in the wrong field.she shouldn’t be in that chair at all..

  81. is dat
    December 3, 2013

    the lady has an attitude i been there couple times and she just shames alot of people. its time for her to be gone.

    • Reading
      December 4, 2013

      I would say to the haitians: be careful what you wish for because she might be gone and after she is gone from that department you might find that they will be secretly saying “If I had known. I used to get my documents faster when that lady was there.” Wait and see.

  82. Listening!!!
    December 3, 2013

    I not against the Haitians because they stand up for what they believe is wrong in Dominica.

    But Dominicans refuse to stand up against wrong doing in Dominica.

    This is very telling for us as Dominican!!!!!

    I hope we learnt something here!!!!

  83. Alexy
    December 3, 2013

    That is wrong. They are humans just like us. Would that individual liked to be treated that same way if he or she was living and working in a foreign country. They should be sacked or demoted!!

  84. BobE
    December 3, 2013

    You say transfer her but I say fire her. That’s what happens when you give a “nobody” a little power. This is unprofessional and does not represents the true Dominican spirit that we boast of.

    • Rich
      December 3, 2013

      You are quite correct – the offending person should be terminated. That behavior is nothing more nor less than outright discrimination against a particular nationality and cannot be tolerated at all.

    • Reading
      December 4, 2013

      It is unfortunate that all of this is happening now. I blame the person against whom these complaints are made. If it is the person I think it is she was wrong to organise her desk and her work in an efficient manner. She was wrong to put things in order so she can find things and provide the haitians and others with efficient service. She was wrong to to do those things because it seems now that they have become used to things being done properly and being able to get their documents processed efficiently. If she was disrespectful she was wrong but I can assure you that this article on DNO does not accurately reflect what goes on in the Labour department. The haitians complaining will never tell the world that they have acted like d.mn a.ses.

  85. coolcat
    December 3, 2013

    fire de person. very unprofessional behaviour

  86. Hmmm
    December 3, 2013

    Send that worker to do stock taking somewhere in a back room where they do not have to deal with the public…smh

  87. anonymous
    December 3, 2013

    Dominicans treat our Haitian brothers right, we never know where we will end up.

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