National ID cards coming

 Julius Timothy
Julius Timothy

Over 100,000 national ID cards could be made available to Dominicans by the end of 2013.

This is according to Health Minister Julius Timothy.

Speaking at a Dominica Labour Party rally on Tuesday night in Roseau, Timothy said that Cabinet has given the commitment to provide US$96,000 for the issuance of the first 100,000 cards.

This is in addition to a US$3.14 million contract awarded to 3M Innovative Properties to provide multipurpose ID cards to Dominicans.

“Based on the project plan, the electoral commission will begin to issue identification cards before the end of this year. So our national ID cards will be ready and issued. Their (United Workers Party) main purpose of wanting the voter ID is to try to disenfranchise certain Dominicans. They want certain Dominicans not to be able to vote but they are making a sad mistake,” Timothy said.

The United Workers Party had campaigned for the issuance of voter identification cards which they say will ensure free and fair elections. It forms part of the party’s call for electoral reform in Dominica.

Timothy said all Dominicans eligible to vote, will be issued with national ID cards.

“Whether they are in Soufriere, Capuchin, Russia, China, USA, once they are eligible to vote, they will have ID Cards,” he said.

UWP political leader Edison James has said that his party is not against national ID cards but has insisted that only those who are eligible to vote should be allowed to use national ID cards for that purpose.

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173 Comments

  1. Rastafari
    March 31, 2013

    Elections in poli-tricks, the great divide!

  2. Dominican
    March 16, 2013

    Dominica has less than 80.000 people, but the first bach of cards is 100.000, how many dead or fakes will be voting this time?

  3. Rastar-Marn
    March 16, 2013

    Garçon stop it already nuh stop following those so called thriving economies cause they all have proven that their model is not working, does not work and will not work when Sentients are the major participants,,,

    What Dominica need ID System for, would allyou please make the justification(s)???

  4. Anonymous
    March 15, 2013

    Ok let me throw this out there. I am totally against people who live outside of DA voting at an election. I moved out of Dominica about 4 yrs ago and I felt that way when I still lived there. I really don’t understand the entitlement factor that a lot of Dominicans residing elswhere have when it comes to voting but it seems there is a big divide on this issue. The only way I would presonally agree to this, is if these persons residing out of Dominica – but who feel they have the right to vote were made to pay income tax in Dominica based on their total income – which would include income made out of Dominica – as happens in the U.S. You soooo want to vote – pay taxes. AMEN.

  5. Nkrumah Kwame
    March 15, 2013

    And who foots the bill for obtaining this ID?

    • Rastafari
      March 31, 2013

      This has got to be the BEST post on this subject!

  6. paper trail.
    March 14, 2013

    Aa so what our passport and social security card be ? Why do we need a national I d card for when we already have a passport and social security card. And isn’t that the same man that was campaigning for voters I d card when he was in opposition? Julius timothy that’s saying that. No man people wake up be real. I guess piere charles was right when he said we use our ignorance as a badge of honour. I don’t vote but if I do have to it won’t be labour because that shoes there sqeezing me

  7. hmmm
    March 14, 2013

    People lets not start the debate about Dcans overseas voting here. some of us will never agree. Are you guys paying taxes in the country? You think a little barrel once a year is enough? Maybe for you. But I have a problem when an election is swayed by people who do not live here and have no intention of returning to stay in the next 5 years. They do their thing and leave people like me in DA to row our canoe.

    Now you guys can get all offended if you like and curse and insist you are a Dominican so you get to vote but its me thats paying my tax every month. Shopping in the expensive supermarket. Can’t hardly buy food in the market cause is $1.00 for a plantain and 1.25 for a lime. Its me that seeing all the youth unemployed all over and afraid they break into my house. Its me than fighting every month to pay Domlec and the rent.

    So don’t tell me about anything if you not here living in it and please don’t presume to come here next election and tell me which government should be running the country.

  8. I DIE NU
    March 14, 2013

    Last election they(UWP)say skerrit chatter a plane for us to down come and vote…This time no little plane nu..We coming fully loaded on the CARIBBEAN CRUISE..Labourites alone,alone,alone.As we finish vote we going back.So be in it!Don’t try to loose your vote.

    • *
      March 14, 2013

      You are such an idiot,that you are of the belief that you are taunting opposition supportersYou are nothing more than a lazy Red Clinic clown, begging for a dollar.That’s how idiotic some of you Skerrit fools are. Wonder if you know even Marie Galante.Red Clinic money can put you on Chartered Flight?

    • budman
      March 14, 2013

      i became less intelligent as i read each line of the ripe written above.

    • Too Hard Too Long
      March 15, 2013

      UWP, you reading that? Time to step up. I want to read a post that says that the next boat is workers, workers, workers alone! But you have to campaign and show your strategy and make yourself known.

      I watching.

    • SadIndeed
      March 15, 2013

      for you to be deported back to us…we waiting

    • March 16, 2013

      Hello. I didn’t give you a thumbs down because that’s to good for your post. I feel that we Dominicans who reside abroad shouldn’t be allowed to vote because we don’t have to deal with the consequences a specially the negative ones. Please give our citizens the respect of fully deciding who they want to represent them without any outside interference . Just my humble opinion. Thanks.

  9. LEGIT
    March 14, 2013

    A Dominican is a citizen by birth or Naturalization and can vote as long as they have been registered ..You can be living on the moon..On election day u can catch the space shutter cast your ballot and return to moon…no one can take that right from you.

    • Frenz
      March 14, 2013

      This is just the Laborite way of thinking – no law nor constitution. Irrespective of the laws you should just vote.
      You people are sick and disgusting

    • Justice and Truth
      March 14, 2013

      “shuttle”

    • Papa Dom
      March 15, 2013

      Incorrect! The law states that you must have been in the country within five years of the election date in order to qualify. I guess it’s a case of follow the leader ” no law no constitution”

    • awa wi
      March 15, 2013

      they can go moon if they want once is them dat paying their ticket to come!! does america pay for her citizens to come home n vote?? plus according to the CONSTITUTION u must reside in the district at least six months prior to voting but i guess the constitution is now tp for allyu bungholio. lol

    • Dominican in VA
      March 15, 2013

      WOULD BE VERY INTERESTING TO HAVE ABSENTEE ballots for us Dominicans who are unable to be home during elections,to vote in the next crucial one

      • SadIndeed
        March 15, 2013

        Whilst it is not necessary for them to be in Dominica…All citizens who wish to vote will have to first place their names, date of birth and parent names (old or young) on register at the High Commissions of Dominica around the world. These Offices will then have to associated these names with either the Inland Revenue or Registrars Offices here in Dominica for verification. OR they should present their birth certificates to the officers at those High Commissions or consular officers around the world that represent Dominica. Marriage certificates WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY ANY MEANS. THOSE ECONOMIC CITIZENS will have to give sufficient information to be checked against the records held with the Prime Ministers Office to be able to obtain those ID cards. They should be made to make an additional contribution annually of around US200 that should go to the inland revenue or the electorial commission department for the upkeep and maintenance of the ID card system. Any other method WILL BE UNACCEPTABLE. ALL Dominicans in Dominica eligible to vote must without fail present their updated birth certificates from the Registrars office to be in possession of the ID Cards any other way I have issues with that.

      • Papa Dom
        March 15, 2013

        Hahahahaha, u mean those of you who are illegal and haven’t been to Dominica in 10 yrs. I have a suggestion for the likes of you; if you really believe skerritt is the best thing, then stop suffering the indignity and return home so you can be a part of the good times being experienced there.

  10. lovemyisland
    March 14, 2013

    100,000? Timothy have plans to populate the country LMAO, not everyone is stupid.

  11. Truth from NY
    March 14, 2013

    70,000 is the population on island. There is a big contingen of foreign based Dominicans. Those of us who are away have a vested interest in the our country even if we don’t live there. We have family and loved ones that we care about. We provide financial support which helps provide those Dominicans recieving it with additional spending power. We ship merchandise such as food, colthing and other general goods which help people in need and provide another revenue base for the country through duties and VAT. We travel back home as much as possible which supports our foreign transportation systems, i.e airports and ferry services. Some of us act as free Ambassadors by proclaiming our love and pride in the place we were born. We promote our beautiful island and encourage others to work in persuit of progression of Dominica. Most of us plan to return home to try to better our society as we have felt we have bettered ourselves. I admit the some of us don’t have all these aspirations, goals, and intentions, but I like to look at the brighter side and think that we do more good than bad.

    When it’s all said and done, if these cards are issued, I believe there will be a whole lot more than 100,000. Because we are all looking for a way to be identified as a true Dominican and looking for a way to contribute to Our Nation.

    One love!

    • Devil's Advocate
      March 15, 2013

      Well said. Note however 100 000 is the 1st procurement

  12. Too Hard Too Long
    March 14, 2013

    I really wish we could allow people to express their opinions and not call them foolish, stupid, retarded, dummy in cans, idiots and whatever. Why all the name calling and attacking the messenger?

    I wish we could stick to discussing issues, ideas and plans.

  13. Peeping Tom
    March 14, 2013

    Wh care about poverty and corruption vote for Labor. FORWRD NEVER BACKWARD EVER

  14. Huh!!
    March 14, 2013

    It reach already!!!

  15. Laplaine princess
    March 14, 2013

    Well I can’t wait to come vote again for my PM and Pal Rep…

  16. toma
    March 14, 2013

    Do these people think that all Dominicans are stupid, you can fool some people but not all
    Those people who think they can trust politicians go ahead but read carefully

  17. Eagle eye
    March 14, 2013

    I hope the shop keepers use these ID cards for kids not be buying alcohol and cigarette ….also for credit cards and false cheques

    • Zebbe Ammere
      March 14, 2013

      Boy thats one of the best comments i’ve read here so far.Thank you for bringing the subject to the for front.

    • Anonymous
      March 15, 2013

      That’s exactly why it is called a Multi-Purposed Identity (MPID) Card.

  18. dissident
    March 14, 2013

    I see why u all afraid to call it a voters I.D card.
    Basically de DLP is hoping to strengthen its position thru de Economic Citizenship programme.
    All u really think all of us foolish Tim Tim boy.
    Whatever u say de only people eligible to vote will be the ones whose names are registered in the official list of registered voters. That includes chinese, russians, italians, germans etc.

    I need to hear from de horse’s mouth.
    De electoral commission needs to start talking.
    How many people are on de official list of voters and why is de DLP proposing 100 000 national I.d cards to be issued?

    I have a passport and social security card.
    our economic citizens have passports and that’s a national I.D.
    So what other national I.D do we need to vote?

    WE NEED A VOTER I.D

    What scares u soo much

    U didn’t get my vote last election and u won’t get it de next time.

    U don’t have what it takes to get my vote

  19. Anonymous
    March 14, 2013

    I want my Voter ID card and my ticket so I can leave overseas and come home to Dominica to vote in January 2014.

  20. 101 st
    March 14, 2013

    Stupes! is id card people ask you for nuh garcon!All you figure all you can just stay and fool people with all u margee..people ask u for voter id and to clean up the voters list,garcon!

  21. 4u2c
    March 14, 2013

    BAD Move!! Social Security is a NATIONAL ID CARD. Why spend money to make another. VOTERS ID would be for ONLY eligible folks that can vote in the country.

    TIM TIM this will come back on HUNT you Guys. It will happen when you all are OLD and grey and the rules will already be established. THIS IS NASTY!!!

    • Anonymous
      March 15, 2013

      Not everybody above 18 has a social security card, you have to be employed at a place where your employer is paying social security for you. A number of people are self employed and not paying social security. So before you jump into defend my party mode, THINK THINK THINK :mrgreen:

  22. Nudibranch
    March 14, 2013

    Will these cards also make us eligible for travel within the OECS? I know I can use my drivers license to get to Antigua on LIAT ( if they leave on time)

  23. Krazy
    March 14, 2013

    i guess the uwp got their wish… but guessin that they still not satisfy, they want wore. the national id card is a great move, anyone eligible to vote will have a card, if they want it that is. :wink:

  24. ??????
    March 14, 2013

    Vanassa the last sencers the population was about 68,000 including those under 18 so the voting population residing in dominica is less than 50,000. any way he made it clear that dominicans anywhere will be able to vote. that is not cleaning the electoral voting list.

  25. Anonymous
    March 14, 2013

    So long they have been talking about that and the OECS people. Dominicans really should listen better because this is not “Breaking News”.

  26. princess
    March 14, 2013

    It was time for Dominica to get a next form of identification. This should not be political at all when you travel you realize the importance of the ID card….. Thank you sir and I hope that it will be delivered as soon as possible……

  27. yeah!yeah!yeah!
    March 14, 2013

    this explains the 100,000 ID cards, cause i was thinking ummmmm, whats the population of Dominica again? and ummm what percentage of this population is eligible to vote?100,000 ID cards tim tim? yay.just tell me where i can pick up my dead granny own for her cause u know she wont be able to pick it up herself.

    • Anonymous
      March 14, 2013

      For true I’m confused why the need for 100,000. Who makes up the remaining 30,000. I want to know because I want mine too not for voting nuh because I don’t live in Dominica so I honestly don’t think I should be voting when I don’t live there, I just want a card because I’m Dominican and I want to be able to pull it out and admire it; and if I can travel to Dominica on it that would be a bigger bonus. So hurry up and put up the details of where I can apply to get mine tan.

    • miss Dorie
      March 14, 2013

      i am really laughing

  28. happ
    March 14, 2013

    you people must start thinking. there were 70 thousand people living in dominica when the 2011 census came out but there are dominicans in the diapora who are not part of that figure.

    • Papa Dom
      March 15, 2013

      What is your point? do you know that there are people in Dominica, who, if their parents were to come to Dominica now they wouldn’t recognise them. Some of these people left Dominica in the sixties and have never been back, I guess they too qualify to vote because afterall they are Dominicans too.

  29. Girly
    March 14, 2013

    Mr timothy don’t forget that u were part of U w p so watch what u say we are not fools

    • wow
      March 14, 2013

      Traitor onboard..examine the horns…tim tim.. boi shess..

  30. PD
    March 14, 2013

    Timothy said: “Based on the project plan, the electoral commission will begin to issue identification cards before the end of this year”

    This seems to indicate that elections Will Not Be before the end of 2013.

    Why did Skerrit imply otherwise?
    Will a Dominican deemed eligible to vote be given the ID card?
    OR
    Will a ‘Dominican’ BECOME eligible to vote ONCE given the ID card?

    Could it now become a situation of: Whoever controls the Electoral Commission, Controls the Election Results?

    Considering that the number of eligible on island is probably under 30000, I anticipate that the distribution of the ID cards will become a major issue.

    Because our communities are soooo small, anybody coming in to vote at a polling place, is normally known by representatives of the political candidates. Hence, I personally, do not believe that with regards to upcoming Elections, ID cards will have much positive effect for any party . . least of all the opposition.
    Lets hope its not a case of :
    “Be Careful what You Ask For”

    • Anonymous
      March 14, 2013

      Of election is going to be before the ID cards are given out; they know what they doing.

    • Anonymous
      March 14, 2013

      Well I they should hand out the ID cards when the individuals come to vote, they check the list and hand the person their card if they on the list. Or each person need to show a valid passport when they go in to get photograhped to get this ID. Can’t say bring your birth certificate because it has no photo of the person on it and people can borrow someone else birth certificate just to cause bobol.

    • B.E.B
      March 14, 2013

      I’ve been thinking the same thing.We belong to a small community in Dominica, where every one knows one another. When election is being held every candidate who goes up for election, has a representative at that poling station as they are from the area, so if some one comes up to cast their vote and that person is not being recognized by those representatives, they are surely not going to allow that person to vote, so I’m not seeing all that woop-la

  31. March 14, 2013

    70,000-20,000=30,000
    therefore it represen 20,000 dead from from the population? leave us with 30,000 i will place
    the surplus to replace the dead? that,s my reson
    for the 100,000 ID CARDS OK we safe. https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

  32. Jimi Hendrix
    March 14, 2013

    Timothy talked about the first 100,000 cards. Is there second 100,000 coming after?

    • Anonymous
      March 14, 2013

      I guess so, he forget what he was saying man, poor guy he’s too busy telling UWP they sadly mistaken….

  33. ;
    March 14, 2013

    :mrgreen:

  34. Shameless
    March 14, 2013

    So Tim Tim, I guess we are only going to issue National “ID” Cards to those of voting age! Hmmmm!!! What about those who are not of voting age and need an ID Card? Will they also get it from the electoral commission?

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  35. pastor
    March 14, 2013

    i need a voters id card, I HAVE A SOCIAL SECURITY CARD ALREADY, IT IS A NATIONAL ID CARD…

  36. Too Hard Too Long
    March 14, 2013

    I am sure that everybody knows that you do not get removed from the voters list just because you currently reside overseas. This is the reason why a country’s voters list is always larger than the current population of that country. In the last US election, my sister even voted BEFORE election day just so she could come down for Independence and I have 2 US friends residing here who sent home their ballots.

    We always say that there are way more Dominicans overseas than there are residing here so 100,000 may not be so far-fetched.

    Questions:

    Will I have to register again or do I automatically get a voter ID card?

    Do I have to send in a photograph ID?

    How do I receive my card – In person or in the mail?

  37. Jungle
    March 14, 2013

    Someone in the pary family is going to gain in that business deal. The government is going to spend US$96000.00 for the first 100,000 cards. That seems to be a lot of money for 100,000 ID cards. That is in addition to a US$3.14 million contract. I smell a rat on this.

  38. Rite Aid
    March 14, 2013

    WE IN NEW YORK WANTS OUR OWN .I NEED TO COME and vote for my p.m ..

    • Jazz
      March 14, 2013

      Foolish, no wonder u sweeping rite aid floor

      • Too Hard Too Long
        March 14, 2013

        That’s not necessary.

      • Zebbe Ammere
        March 14, 2013

        Nothing wrong with that.I worked at Walmart while putting myself through college.I was also able to save some which i used to help a young man(my cousin) to buy a bus.He has since repaid me and now owns another bus.

      • wesleyman
        March 15, 2013

        Thats the problem with the people at home, before you identify yourself as being away they busy to tell you what you doing for a living and how you can t afford to come home, but they the first ones at the gate before customs open to pick up their barrel from the same people that sweeping other people’s floors

      • Jazz
        March 15, 2013

        @wesleyman shut up and get your facts straight. I also live in the US and I see no need to come home to elect a government if I dont live there and possibly will never even come back there for any long term period. So just shut up and get your facts straight. If I need to come to Dominica I dont have to wait for elections to get a free ticket from the DLP. Fool!!!

  39. Prophet2
    March 14, 2013

    People living abroad should not be able to vote and dictate how others should live in Dominica…colonial days are over.

  40. T
    March 14, 2013

    Smell a rat indeed!

    Ohh wait … that 100,000 includes…. Dominicans living overseas,Chinese and Haitians living in Dominica!

  41. winston warrington
    March 14, 2013

    Come on people!! so if there are 68,000 people living in Dominica or 200,000 people for that matter, he says that only those eligible will be issued identification cards – just what the UWP demanded.
    The cost of printing 68,000 cards may be just as expensive as printing 100,000. What if too few cards were printed to accomodate the estimated 70,000 Dominicans living abroad?

  42. Jahyout
    March 14, 2013

    I want to be able to vote electronically, out of Dominica since i’m registered in my Village. Only then i can say we are moving to the next level, like the Americans do.. So how do i get my card in the diaspora?

    • Mwen
      March 14, 2013

      OK. Now you need to file your yearly taxes to the Dominican treasury, like the Americans do. And then we will tell you how to get your card. :lol:

    • Anonymous
      March 14, 2013

      Yeah how, I want mine.

    • hmmm
      March 14, 2013

      Where do Americans vote electronically out of America? I want to know since I live out of America.

  43. Doc. Love
    March 14, 2013

    Mr. Edison James and the UWP say they can build a Multi purpose stadium,Skerrit say I will build you a stadium for all the test cricket you want.James say I will build you an international airport,Skerrit say I will give you night landing. James say I want voters I.D. cards,Skerrit and Timtim say where you going with that, is cards you want, last election it was alledged that 65,000 people voted,I will give you 100,000 identification cards.If you dont want it, like my grandma would say, lie down by it, not a damn thing you can do.

  44. WEY
    March 14, 2013

    We already have a national ID card which is the Social Security card. Voter ID cards we need.

    • how?
      March 14, 2013

      Does the SS card have a picture on it? Can one travel on it? Need to know.

  45. Young Man
    March 14, 2013

    Why don’t we research before we assume. The first 100,000 cards are being made available free of charge to the public then you pay for it afterward like our passports. Additionally, everyone would get an ID card but there mustbe some element on the card that would defferentiate who is eligible to vote from lets say a 16 yr old child.

    If you google MPID you would see that this is a regional identification system that was launched in Grenada in January with our other OECS countries involved and the $3.14 M USD is the total for all the countries so if my Maths is right Dominica only paying $785,000 + $96,000 USD for this, a far cry from the previously proposed amount for the Electoral cards.

  46. william
    March 14, 2013

    Well well Dominica last population was 70,000 which I believe there are less everyday and he is saying 100,000 what is happening here it goes again to mess up the electoral process . So they are trying everything who in Dominica will not get but labourites out will will get so we are watching.

  47. Hate ignorance
    March 14, 2013

    I think people will be able to stay in china and vote now according to timothy (absentee voters). Thats a new strategy now wow. so imagine all the Chinese Dominicans , Russian Dominicans , Iranian Dominicans and all the other persons who have never set foot on Dominica are going to be able to vote for the governemnt (dlp) who gave them their Dominican passports throught the economic citizenship program . Honestly i think the situation is made worse than the few hundreds who were given tickets to come dowm to vote . I think there is going to be more corruption since we are not even sure how many passports we have sold to these foreigners and so the same thing is going to happen to these cards. Are you not suppose to have visited or stay in Dominica a number of years or within a period of time to be eligible to vote . But again the constitution dont have any value so i guess Dominica is finished. The name alone say whats going to happen and i know soon new laws are going to be passed so that persons living on the moon will be able to stay there and vote once they have this card even if they are not Genuine or legal Dominicans , i just know it.

  48. grell
    March 14, 2013

    timothy i honestly dont trust you,and i dont think that some of you who have citizenship for other countries should come every five years and vote.let the people that reside make that decision.wrong is wrong.will be watching.

  49. me
    March 14, 2013

    OK well it seems like everyone on the voters list is getting 2 cards well well can someone tell me me what’s going on?, it seems like dead people will be allowed to vote as well.

  50. eyes to see
    March 14, 2013

    I SHOULD TALK TO MY BOSS AT THE HEAD OFFICE FOR A RAISE CAUSE THAT PRICE IS A LITTLE HIGH… i will upload the invoice.

  51. joe
    March 14, 2013

    I didn’t know that you had to be living in a country to vote there. I also didn’t know you had to be living there to be a national. I am not on island but I wonder why they still call me and consider me a Dominican. Am I eligible or not eligible to get my national ID card?

  52. March 14, 2013

    I really don’t see the point. What a waste of money. I already have a passport, what will this ID do that the passport can’t. Please, I know that this may make sense to someone, but I don’t see this as necessary. This could also lead us down, a road that we do not want to go, as in Cuba. Where national have to alway have their ID on them at all time, only to restricted their movement within their own island.

  53. Nature Spice
    March 14, 2013

    Mr. Timothy what about the re-registration of the voters and the cleaning of the electoral voters’ list. You forgot that aspect of the process, it is not just providing the ID Cards.

    The voter also has to be eligible to vote and no one is disenfranchising or wants to disenfranchise any Dominica. There are laws governing General Elections which must to be followed and not changed to suit our personal preference.

    Other OECS countries have provided Voter’s ID Cards to their citizens, why is it so difficult for Dominica to do the same.

    Dominica is governed by “a government of laws and not of men”

  54. Greg
    March 14, 2013

    This is the man that only admitted that the labor party brought in illegal voters. He said so at a public meeting
    The national ID is a plot by the criminals to allow illegal voters to vote in the election. The opposition must put people on the ground to insure that not everyone with a national ID can vote.
    People who have been out of Dominica for 30 years can get a national ID and will be able to vote. Conniving bastards they are.

  55. sam
    March 14, 2013

    They are right to include those of us living abroad. Our heart still remain in Dominica. Dominicans abroad are living the life they grow up knowing and by the way, we form groups which celebrate all activities possible and whenever not possible, we find ourselves on the nature island. We all love our island tooooo.

  56. Anthony P. Ismael
    March 14, 2013

    I want mine too.

  57. Justice and Truth
    March 13, 2013

    Health Minister, Julius Timothy:

    1. Those who presently reside abroad and who hold passports of the country they reside are they eligible to hold a National ID card and be able to vote in DA? If they are then they should apply for one. Please explain.
    2. Those who are Dominican-born nationals and also naturalized citizens of Dominica who reside in DA should be the only ones “who are residing in Dominica” to be eligible for a National ID card.
    3. Would landed immigrants in Dominica who are not naturalized Dominican citizens be eligible for a National ID card? Please clarify this.

  58. Anonymous
    March 13, 2013

    I have been living in Japan for the past 10years and I have not visited Dominica since. I have closed the Bank account I was operating in Dominica since all my business activities are in Japan. Please send your messenger to deliver my Voter ID card so I can come down and vote in Salisbury for the Labour candidate.

  59. Laros
    March 13, 2013

    Havent you all heard of absentee voting? This is done in the US every election, the balots are mailed to persons living oversees to allow them to cast their vote nothing wrong with that. Dominica population may be 70,000 but i can assure you the amount leaving in the diaspora is over !00,000. Everyone have the right to vote in his or her country no matter where they live.

    • Anonymous
      March 14, 2013

      ok tell them get the list out and start mailing people their ballots then; so we can all get it in time and cast our votes. Absentee voting is the law of the land, let’s go then.

  60. Malvat
    March 13, 2013

    I guess they have to cater for the Chinese and Haitians to…they make up the 100,000. SMDH

  61. Just me
    March 13, 2013

    I want my card in the US I want to have my say cause my money spending in this country, I have savings , property and I support my parents financially every single month, so I Dominican and I’m coming home to vote, Mr PM one thing I can’t just pick up and leave so a snap election won’t suit me at all. Give me time to buy my red shoe for the victory party

  62. March 13, 2013

    that’s a good calling mr timothy

  63. Kryptonite
    March 13, 2013

    How can you give only those that are eligible to vote a nationat ID card (key word NATIONAL)who you
    think you fooling this must be for the fanatics dressed in red,we want our voters id card now.

  64. revenge
    March 13, 2013

    So all you doe hear what skerrit say then,he going to sweep the polls,Dominica have more than 90000 people with the hatians, chinese hispanics and the phamton population the labour party have in their back pocket.go figure.

  65. Kryptonite
    March 13, 2013

    that will not clear up the bloated electoral list and you know it,just an opertunity for dead peole to vote plus for those that are out of Dominica for more than five years,you can make your id card if you want but Dominica needs electoral id cards like the rest of the civilized world.
    18-3 what allu afraid of when will the common sense in Dominicans head prevail or does it still exist?

  66. %
    March 13, 2013

    A National ID Card is not a Voter ID Card. The opposition parties should reject it. That’s why i will always refer to these people as a bunch of lazy and incompetent jockers in government .Why waste money on National ID Card, when most voters have a National ID already (Passport, drivers licence, etc),. What is needed is voter ID. Nothing more Nothing Less.
    We still need to know why the 100 000…In the absence of information we will speculate very loudly.

  67. March 13, 2013

    Signs of the anti christ it is being circulated around the world (obama care) now to our God saved nation God help us

  68. AP
    March 13, 2013

    Why 100,000….? Allowance for lost, broken, stolen or replacement cards. Hopefully, they will have some security measures with these cards and they won’t ‘disappear’. –Optimistic and hopeful…

  69. March 13, 2013

    The rest will go on sale…
    Not a bad thing…but again don’t they have things that are more pressing to take care off and then that could follow…

  70. hmmm
    March 13, 2013

    I believe some of our people are just foolish. Even IF our population is just about 70 000 ON ISLAND what about the thousands of other Dominicans that live overseas who had not been counted in the past census? smh Didn’t the man say ALL Dominicans once eligible will be issued with cards?

    And besides who said all 100 000 cards were going to be issued at the same time?

  71. Anonymous
    March 13, 2013

    Utter rubbish. What is the population of Dominica? I have never heard the population being more than approximately 80,000. And with the vast amount of migration going on since when the population jumped to more than 100,000. Did the Chinese and Haitians double the population? Cant wait till the cards are really issued.

  72. Eyes of the west
    March 13, 2013

    This is all a lie. Why is there gonna be 100,000 ID cards and the population of Dominica is ABOUT 70,000. DUMB IN A CAN ‘S SKERRIT CATCH ALLU WITH ALLU PANTS DOWN AGAIN>>>>>LOL

  73. wassey
    March 13, 2013

    Thats why they getting 100.000 so go and put allu hand between allu leg

  74. wassey
    March 13, 2013

    so what when the cards expired that it,so nobody is being born in the world

  75. hmmmm
    March 13, 2013

    I want my card in Canada…I don’t need to be in Dominica to be allowed to vote!

    • Justice and Truth
      March 13, 2013

      hmmmm, you will have to enquire about that. You cannot expect the card to be mailed to you in Canada, at your place of residence or land in your lap. :lol: Minister Timothy must clarify this. We would like to know the procedure of how this works and if it applies to Dominicans who reside out of the country and who also hold a passport of another country.

    • Crissy
      March 14, 2013

      Fool, do you pay taxes in Dominica or contribute to the well-being of the Dominican economy in any way? Before you come in from Canada to vote think about that.

      • Reader
        March 14, 2013

        Crissy my dear, a lot of us who reside overseas contribute way more to the country (economically, socially, etc.) than many of those who reside here. So YES – we will come in to vote for which ever party we believe will help improve our homeland and the life of our people. Before you come on here and post think about that!!

    • Krazy
      March 14, 2013

      u just a plain fool, didn’t u look at wat u wrote b4 posting ur comment

  76. %
    March 13, 2013

    Our sister Caribbean islands (most if not all) have VOTER’S ID CARD, WHY WE ARE ALWAYS AN ECXCEPTION TO THE RULE? Why the National ID Card and not VOTER ID CARD?
    Why is this corrupt government always doing things upside down, instead of doing them above board.
    The opposition should demand strongly that they want Voters ID Card.
    I smell seversl rats!

  77. Georgia Peach
    March 13, 2013

    I need mine

  78. Da
    March 13, 2013

    This is just a perfect example to of how these Politicians talk from both sides of there mouth and brain less.
    Example, lets say Da have 100,000 people , I want Mr .Timothy to tell me how many of them are below the age of 18? Can they vote??
    What kind of politicians you guys have in Dominica noh?? “Tete Sot”

    • T
      March 13, 2013

      The same nonsense they say to their blind followers they want to transmit it to all the people.

    • not d truth
      March 13, 2013

      we have how many Dcan citizens abroad?

    • Justice and Truth
      March 13, 2013

      Good question. However if I were you I would not demean them and call them “Tete Sot” until I enquire about it and receive a response.
      The age should be recorded on the National ID card. You know that children under the age of 18 are not eligible to vote. Ask your Health Minister about that.

    • Jean Bef
      March 14, 2013

      The card is to Identify you as a citizen..It is not a voter card for politician to decide who should get it…

    • WHO VEX VEX
      March 14, 2013

      So if im in the USA paying my kids school fees, taxes, house bills and feeding them in Dominica i should not be able to come and vote for my kids well being. People live DA go to America and vote for Obama then return.
      Wicked all you Wicked nuh
      I want an National ID card

    • Anonymous
      March 14, 2013

      its a national id card retarded, not a voters id card. just like the french nationals have their national id card, you can travel with it ect.

  79. March 13, 2013

    The card should be RED with white letters.

    • Justice and Truth
      March 14, 2013

      My Social Insurance Card is red and white. My Health Card is also red and white with the icon of the Maple Leaf. They reflect the Canadian Maple Leaf Flag, “Red and White”. Good colors. Dominica is in good hands with red and white colors. How about that? :-D

    • Anonymous
      March 14, 2013

      Blue with Red and Green letters

    • Anonymous
      March 14, 2013

      No it should be a card with a lightly faded backgroung consisting of the Dominica flag, and tropical greenery, flowers and faded enough to read the black writing of name, birthdate etc.

  80. My card
    March 13, 2013

    Ok Julius I will send you my address. I want my card plz.

    • March 13, 2013

      And why dont you ask him about the Hospital he’s been promising which is important to you

    • Justice and Truth
      March 14, 2013

      I had a good laugh over this. :lol: Let us see what happens. If it is available I would want one too. How do I go about getting one? This is the question.

  81. vanassa
    March 13, 2013

    do dominica have 100,000 people?because the last time I check the population it was almost 80,000,so some one tell me where is the 20,000 going to

    • febreese
      March 13, 2013

      add the haitians and spanish plus dem chinese

    • March 13, 2013

      The rest will be comming from CHINA

    • lala
      March 13, 2013

      so wat u mean the population has not grown/? there r the citizen program, new immigrants and so on. the population is nolonger 80,000. Those living abroad r dominicans. they contribute to the development as well as those living in d/a, so their voices r equally important.

    • Justice and Truth
      March 14, 2013

      Someone recently stated on this Website that it is 70,000. Nevertheless, it does not matter. What is important is that National ID cards will be issued to every DA eligible person. We would like to know about this eligibility, that aside from Dominican-born and naturalized citizens residents, who else qualifies for one.

    • enlightener
      March 14, 2013

      obviously the 20 000 is 6,000 for secured foreigners who will vote red, (6’000 Haitians and 6,000 chinese who will vote red), and 2,000 for those under the hypnotical spell.

    • WHO VEX VEX
      March 14, 2013

      We have 20,000 DOMINICANS over seas that need to vote next yr

    • Agent 47
      March 14, 2013

      China :lol:

    • right on Q
      March 14, 2013

      he did n’t say d/ca has 100,000 people but he said Over 100,000 national ID cards could be made available..if you making tickets to sell u not going to make 20 tickets you make 40 cause u nnever know what amount of people so i beleive that is y ‘tim tim ou pa las matiy’ said that.

  82. Be Real!
    March 13, 2013

    I will believe it when i see it. You guys too like to build people hopes up in front of an election just to put it down again after you all get what you want.
    This time the “Red Clinic” alone will not bring victory to DLP

    • Justice and Truth
      March 14, 2013

      Do not be negative and doubtful. Patience! Wait and see.

  83. Mikey
    March 13, 2013

    the first 100,000 cards with a total population of 70,000?

    • Michelle
      March 13, 2013

      5000= CHINA
      1000= HAITIANS
      1000= ARABS
      2000= US/D/CANS FROM WESLEY ,LA PLAIN, ST JOE,POSSIE, MAHAUT, LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES.

      • Justice and Truth
        March 14, 2013

        Much more who are residing elsewhere in the world.

    • Anonymous
      March 13, 2013

      Whether you are out of state you are still a Dominican.

    • not d truth
      March 13, 2013

      PEOPle we have more Dominicans abroad than in Da. And they have the rights as citizens to vote. 100K is not even enough.

    • BRAIN DAMGE
      March 13, 2013

      MIK, the population is 70,000 but is how many from that amount that eligible to vote. Maybe 40,000 to 45,000 …
      The first phase will be 100,000 cards plus more to come. We talking about 200,000 ID Card.
      Presume the rest of the voters will be coming out
      from Haiti and Guadelope man.

    • @Ignoramus
      March 14, 2013

      Ignoramus Thomas give us the rumshop address in Boston we will make sure the voter’s Id and passport agents send it to that address.

    • sakwasot
      March 14, 2013

      Comprehension???? 8-O

  84. Bee
    March 13, 2013

    The damage has already been done…. Now that Skerrit has bought out the majority of Dominicans who did not vote for him last election, there is no need now to bring in Dominicans who have been out of state for donkey years….

  85. Anonymous
    March 13, 2013

    do dominica have a 100,000 peopl? The last time I check it was clost to 80,000 so where is the the next 20,000 going to

    • pic
      March 14, 2013

      u fools! talkin bout dca population. They are not only for Dominicans on island. They are for dominicans abroad who are eligible to vote too! Damn! You guys either need glasses or reading and comprehension classes..smdh!

    • Duncekyat
      March 14, 2013

      @Anonymous:

      “Timothy said all Dominicans eligible to vote, will be issued with national ID cards”.

      So I would conclude that the 100,000 cards will go not only to the local electorate but also to the electorate in the diaspora.

      Someone please correct me if I’m wrong in my understanding of the issue.

    • enlightener
      March 14, 2013

      Read the enlighteners mathamatic calculations check under vanassa and always follow the enlightener to be enlightened.

  86. rescue 911
    March 13, 2013

    in a land of about 70.000 we are getting about 10000.000 id cards

    • rescue 911
      March 13, 2013

      100.000 my bad

    • peter piper
      March 13, 2013

      :lol: That means people can go back and revote unser their maiden name,dead granny name and twin sister if any or imaginary named

    • New Math Teacher
      March 14, 2013

      New math people the New infiltrated Dominica Labour Party told us we are at the next level but did not tell us of the new base they working in. They make 1000 fold what the politicians before made with perks bobol funds, chavez chinese funds just name it the adjusted their income well for inflation. so with new math come -30000.Someone stated and asked where the diference in population emanting new maths works out the 30k dif.Now we have to receive a formula from the stats dept for those under 18 yrs who form the population of 70k.Skerro & julie help us withthe formula to arrive at the answernuh!

    • enlightener
      March 14, 2013

      do you need glasses its 100,000 not 10000,000 where you get that number and again read the enlighteners reply under vanassa 13/03/13

    • Met-Yo
      March 14, 2013

      Do not be silly you know for every one of the 80,000 people who reside in Dominica there are maybe almost twice that amount in the diaspora 100000 cards will not be enough for every Dominican National

    • Truth from NY
      March 14, 2013

      70,000 is the population on island. There is a big contingen of foreign based Dominicans. Those of us who are away have a vested interest in the our country even if we don’t live there. We have family and loved ones that we care about. We provide financial support which helps provide those Dominicans recieving it with additional spending power. We ship merchandise such as food, colthing and other general goods which help people in need and provide another revenue base for the country through duties and VAT. We travel back home as much as possible which supports our foreign transportation systems, i.e airports and ferry services. Some of us act as free Ambassadors by proclaiming our love and pride in the place we were born. We promote our beautiful island and encourage others to work in persuit of progression of Dominica. Most of us plan to return home to try to better our society as we have felt we have bettered ourselves. I admit the some of us don’t have all these aspirations, goals, and intentions, but I like to look at the brighter side and think that we do more good than bad.

      When it’s all said and done, if these cards are issued, I believe there will be a whole lot more than 100,000. Because we are all looking for a way to be identified as a true Dominican and looking for a way to contribute to Our Nation.

      One love!

    • Che'
      March 14, 2013

      I smell a rat again…..

  87. ..
    March 13, 2013

    100,000????????? I smell a rat!!!

    • peter piper
      March 13, 2013

      Not only that,the infant mortality count @ pmh is a serious contributing factor,cause most of the mothers are either under voting age(1),the population in Da not even close to Grenada,not to mention St Lucia,so unless they preparing a balance for the next 5 so years voting population,well that reminds me of a scripture where the padner go numbering the amount of man power the country had and God Almighty took offense (2),so to equate that ratio,I hope is Holy Instructions allu get to make all tat,or you all thinking of bringing in people and giving them their own when you all very well know that the population in Da is under 70,000. Magwasa

      • peter piper
        March 14, 2013

        …..The voting population that is,unless persons so cruel and bent and seeing many of “us” in DA” live from hand to mouth and some as it is rapidly happening ” thief” to make ends meet!

    • pic
      March 14, 2013

      u fools! talkin bout dca population. They are not only for Dominicans on island. They are for dominicans abroad who are eligible to vote too! Damn! You guys either need glasses or reading and comprehension classes..smdh!

    • Justice and Truth
      March 14, 2013

      Where is it? :lol:

    • Che'
      March 14, 2013

      me too…and not a meg rat nah!!

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