No shortage of passport books Blackmoore says

A passport from Dominica

Minister responsible for Immigration, Rayburn Blackmoore has given the assurance that there are no shortages of passport books in Dominica at this time.

Since the passage of Hurricane Maria, Dominicans have flocked to the Passport and Immigration Office at Police Headquarters in search of passports raising fears that there could be a shortage of books.

Blackmoore admitted that after Maria there was a surge of applications for passports and 3,289 regular ones have been issued.

“We find there was a surge in that regard, it was unusual to have had the issuing of so many passports within a short period of time,” he said on Focus on Government and Development radio program.

Despite this, Blackmoore pointed out that there are no shortages of passport books, as speculated by many.

“That is not true at all,” he stated.

He said since the hurricane, a quick request was made for the issuing of additional passport books.

“We have 5,489 regular passport books,” Blackmoore remarked. “So there should be no fear in that regard.”

 

 

 

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25 Comments

  1. Cheers old chap
    December 8, 2017

    Minister responsible for Immigration, Rayburn Blackmoore has given the assurance that there are no shortages of passport books in Dominica at this time.
    Hey sideburns!: There must be booklet ad infinitum How else you gonna maintain ur life style leather and animal skin shoes? Ms Skerrit bags? etc etc just to touch 2 of you.Must have money to keep up the millionaire status so you all must ensure there are booklets lol

    • UDOHREADYET
      December 8, 2017

      You can tell the size of a persons mind by their words and focus.

      SMALL Minds focus on People
      Mediocre minds focus on events
      Great minds focus on ideas.

      when people always want to discuss what others have or are supposedly doing just be aware… alteriour motive, small mind!

      • Cheers old chap
        December 11, 2017

        UDOHREADYET have you ideas in ur calabash? Cannot refer to urs as a brain lol in a container,
        Cheers great mind.

  2. December 8, 2017

    No transparency in Dominica everybody is lying to the people, everybody is scared to pointe the fingers at the wrong doers , so D.A will always be a backward until the coach roaches are expose whether you are red or bleu .

    • UDOHREADYET
      December 8, 2017

      the point of your comment is what? what is the obsession with politics, Dominica is not America, stop mimicking stupidity.
      america runs itself, Dominica cannot run without a strong government.

      • Cheers old chap
        December 8, 2017

        Is this or any previous gov’ts been STRONG Laughable what is ur poin tUDOH READING MAN!

      • Filip
        December 10, 2017

        Haha America runs itself …what u mean? Hahah so America is a robot man … lol you people are foolish…

      • Cheers old chap
        December 11, 2017

        Political ideas do not flow from great minds UDOHREADYET ?

  3. I MUST ADMIT!!!
    December 8, 2017

    Boy we can criticize the government when they going wrong as much as we want but I MUST ADMIT that they know how to make us laugh on a Friday eh. I mean it seems to me that they knew for weeks that we were going to be hit by a category 5 hurricane and though they were not able to reserve / preserve basic supplies like water, food etc., they were able to preserve a total of 8,778 passports wow!!! So they show prepared for people that would be migrating and needed passports. That has to be a miracle man because Maria destroyed all factories except our passport producing factory? By the way you think the 3,289 regular passports he said were issued after Maria were not issued by PM while he was on his foreign trips and they using Maria as the labor commissioner told us yesterday? Remember there was “racketeering” in that same labor commissioner office, with passports that he was asked to fix. So as a former Pentecostal the commissioner maybe spoke in tongues and we did’nt understand him

    • dee
      December 8, 2017

      Admit
      It is a fact that Dominica does indeed have a large number of Passports in stock .
      Well ”used to” i don’t know for recently , but thousands used to be stored in cartoon boxes in immigration.

      • I Must admit
        December 8, 2017

        But @ Dee I never said they didn’t have passports. In fact I commended them for being able to protect them but could not preserve water so people could have to drink after Maria. They are only concerned about passports and he’ll with other things that really matter to us I must admit

    • December 8, 2017

      Politics seems to bring out the best in crazy maths and twisted logic. 3289 passports have been issued after the Hurricane. After the Hurricane a request was made for additional passport books, no number was given as to how many were received , only that a balance of 5489 was available. So what type of idiotic logic is used to claim that the govt preserved 8778 passports when include in this number are passports that were ordered after the Hurricane. People like you seem to be obsessed with the sale of passports forgetting that it is passport money that has allowed govt pay its workers a double salary in November. The opposition parliamentarians including the leader also got this double salary. I am waiting to see how many of them will return it to the treasury.

      • UDOHREADYET
        December 8, 2017

        How is this your business?
        Do you know how many passports the US government has, do you know how many passport the Trinidadian government has?
        how is this your business?

    • UDOHREADYET
      December 8, 2017

      How on earth can you possibly say such a stupid thing.
      Dominica donated millions of dollars in aid to other Caribbean countries affected by hurricane the week before DA got hit

      The hurricane was a category 3 then a 4 then over DA became a 5 then back down to 4 then 3 over Puerto Rico…
      what kind of lowlife deplorable makes such sick ignorant statements… are you crazy or just obsessed with politics at a time when there is no election!

      Do you have control of your mind man?

    • Iloveda
      December 11, 2017

      What a stupid comment. I stopped reading after a certain point. The hurricane turned into a category 5 less than 5 hours before heating Dominica. Dominica made a good choice of sending aid to Irma victims and building relations. How do you think we were able to get so much aid after Maria? And we will continue getting aid from those we help out in future hurricanes to come. Scratch my back I scratch yours

  4. MWEN
    December 8, 2017

    3289 regular passports have been issued, as per Minister Blackmoore.
    Why not just complete the statement and mention the number of diplomatic passports that were issued since the hurricane? That is why I do not trust you guys. You’ll are too shady. Ministers keeping public information as secrets are CORRUPT! I have no doubts about it!
    This has nothing to do with National Security.

    • UDOHREADYET
      December 8, 2017

      one of these things have noting to do with the other.
      People that don’t normally travel, that lost their homes are now forced to travel to relatives.
      That is why there are so many requests.
      From what I see the problem with Dominica is not the government… its small minded problem oriented, o nothing, complain day in and day out people in Dominica and Dominicans abroad as well.

      • winston warrington
        December 9, 2017

        Many passports were lost or disfigured during the Hurricane and had to be replaced.

    • December 9, 2017

      If he had stated the number of diplomatic passports that were issued would you believe him? I guess not.

  5. All shall Eat
    December 8, 2017

    In light of what Labor Commissioner Mr leblanc said yesterday about Employers using Maria to get rid of their employees, what about giving each of the Employers 300 passports, so they could sell to future Dominicans so those Employers could keep their employees and maybe even higher more employees. Remember our MOTO is: ALL shall EAT

    • All shall Eat
      December 8, 2017

      Correction:
      In light of what Labor Commissioner Mr leblanc said yesterday about Employers using Maria to get rid of their employees, what about giving each of the Employers 300 passports, so they could sell to future Dominicans so those Employers could keep their employees and maybe even hire more employees. Remember our MOTO is: ALL shall EAT

  6. I want to know
    December 8, 2017

    “Blackmoore admitted that after Maria there was a surge of applications for passports and 3,289 regular ones have been issued.”

    So Mr. Blackmore since you told us how many REGULAR passports have been issued since Maria, what about telling us how many DIPLOMATIC passports and CBI Passports have been issued or sold since Maria? It would be nice if either you, Doc Roosevelt Skerrit or Francine Baron would tell us how many Diplomatic / CBI passports we have sold and tell us who are our newest diplomats if any, to replace important ones like NG Lap Seng, Diezani Allison Madueke, Aliereza Monfared and others, since those diplomats have all found themselves in trouble with legal agencies around the world and since those offices were so vitally important for our growth as a small independent country, especially in light of the havoc caused by Maria.

    • Paul Rossnof
      December 9, 2017

      The Doctor will tell you: none of your damn business, go to hell, go to hell…

  7. Ok, But Still...
    December 8, 2017

    Fine. There are passport books, but why do the staff at the Immigration Office (Police HQ) tell you to collect the new passport in two weeks, and then when you arrive, they tell you it;s not ready come back on …….(a few days later). You come back at the second stipulated date and it’s the same story, “Come back on….” This has happened to many persons, not just me. Why not simply call persons when their passport is ready?

    A simple change can make all the difference.

  8. The boys and them
    December 8, 2017

    Lol!!! Blackmore I believe we might have passport factories in Iran, ,Iraq, Greece, North Korea, China, Russia, Malaysia and many more countries so how in the world can we ever be short of passport books, especially diplomatic passport. Maybe the man was just sending a message to the rest of the world especially to crooks and criminals so they could know Maria destroyed everything except our passport industry. That was not a message to Dominicans trust me

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