Police down-play passport fraud allegations

Dominica police are down-playing reports alleging that the country’s passports are being targeted by fraudsters and that the matter is a source of concern for some US states.

“Dominicans caught in unfolding identity fraud seek answers,” screams the headline of an article written by activist Thomson Fontaine on his website Dominican.net

The article points to what it says are a number of such cases, including that of a Dominican woman who “went in to have her United States passport renewed when she was pulled aside for questioning. It turned out that someone with her name and date of birth had entered the United States just a few months earlier on a Dominican passport with a US visa issued at the embassy in Barbados”.

Fontaine was on a flying visit to Dominica earlier this month when he reiterated his concerns to a privately owned radio station about alleged fraudulent use of Dominican passports.

At a news conference on Wednesday where he reported on recent police activity, Police Commissioner Cyril Carrette suggested that the alleged passport fraud was a matter being blown out of proportion.

“I am satisfied that the control of our Dominican passports is being done properly.  So when people go about talking talking, they have to come with evidence,” the Commissioner told reporters.

He said such cases should be referred to the police, instead of being taken to the media in an attempt to sensationalize the issue.

“You have information, you pass it to the appropriate authority and let us investigate the veracity of those statements that they are making,” Carrette insisted.

“The producers of our passport, CBN – Canadian Bank Notes – they are one of the best in the world.  And the security features on our passports, it’s very difficult to really forge the Dominican passport,” the commissioner said.

He conceded that “everything is not a 100 proof, but I am satisfied that our passport is sufficiently secure that you cannot really forge the passport easily”.

In his April 15 (2012) Dominican.net article Fontaine says “since the initial reports surfaced, more than 8 persons have recounted similar stories about finding out that someone else is using their identity to travel”.

According to the former IMF accountant, the initial finding points to “birth papers used to fuel the burgeoning trade in human trafficking taking place in Dominica”.

He adds that anecdotal evidence points to documents given to Haitian migrants who first travel to Dominica and are subsequently accommodated to move on to other countries.

Commissioner Carrette has acknowledged that there is a bit of a problem with “Haitians coming in here with fraudulent passports and they are being detected.  And sometimes they may pass through the cracks as well”.

Thomson concludes that strikingly, the Dominican authorities are yet to comment publicly on the troubling cases of stolen identity.

However Commissioner Carrette says the police are yet to receive any such reports, and can’t probe such matters on the basis of people going on radio talk shows to make such claims.

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97 Comments

  1. br
    June 17, 2012

    this is another crap story with no proof i bet, thomson is truly derisioned

    • me
      June 17, 2012

      no proof,so imigration in the us pulling her to one side and telling her that someone had a passport with the same name and number is not proof,br must stand for brain retarted;;;

  2. T. Winston
    June 15, 2012

    I think the issue is less to do with the security of our passports than the security of our birth certificates and prominent dominican figures signing pictures saying that people are who they know they aren’t. At the end of the day I feel that the problem has alot more to do with birth certificates than passports but that’s just my personal opinion

  3. "tsk" "tsk"
    June 15, 2012

    thompson is right but he needs to be more diplomatic in his approach.

  4. 1979
    June 15, 2012

    sotiweh and sundry alike, thrive on the chaos…

    DO YOU THINK THESE PEOPLE WANT ORDER?????

    they don’t, there is too much to gain from the turmoil…. I can only shake my head and pray that my PEOPLE wake up one day… dominica won’t even be a place those reaping the friuts of sorrow, will want to build their house..

    who so ever diggeth the pit…we know the rest….

    digg on diggers and wade through the carnage.

  5. baby doll
    June 15, 2012

    one day we will see what the haitians are doing to us and it will be to late in dominica one ready tell me do look at him in roseau so we come out

  6. Blessed
    June 15, 2012

    I agrees with the Police, if you knwo of someone with a false passport before going to the media and making the story long, why not go to the police anonymously .. that way they will look into the matter. and I do not believe the story where two persons went into the US with he same passport and same US Visa. there is no way that can happen, they would have to hold that last person for sure and you would have heard it already on the US news or even on DA news…

    • June 15, 2012

      This is a way to expose the police force and it’s corruption, people put there need to know what’s going on, going to the police is a keep hush hush thing

    • June 16, 2012

      Just think of what you a saying you beleive the USA haven got anything better to do than to give your police commissioner information just like that and why you think that the USA is easing up on VISA restiction to the USA these guys have lots of intelligent they know what they are doing and what they are looking for than your guys in D’ICA, by the way I know of a woman from St.Kitt that happened too so dont tell us our D’ICAN PASSPORT is full proft it’s not so, you are also of the impression that USA Immigration or Thompson Fountain should do the work for your police dept it doesnt work that way, Ask youself why haven they been in touch with the USA Immigration Department and if they did what did they discovered because that ia a topic that is out there for some time now.
      It’s very blantant now you a pretending you cant see take for example the SACCO SACCO SACCO mater with the FIRE at Mr. Emmanuels home didnt your Commissioner said they were going to contact the USA authorities what was the result of that so dont say police is above board and what is so painfull their are a lot of good police officers on the force which for no fault of their own are bearing the brunt of the public hostility.
      The police keep saying they are doing well but the important cases are out there not even touched.

  7. Aye Dominique
    June 15, 2012

    The person in charge of immigration need to say something. He can be ridiculous about all kinds of petty things, frustrating born bread Dominicans from getting a passport. As a citizen of a country, a passport is not a favor it is right that every citizen is entitled to.

    I have my personal vendetta with this immigration office in Dominica, but my case is not just about me, and so I think the other parties involved needs to be protected at this time. But there is going to come a time when I’m going to take it to the air waves because the way that this immigration office in Dominica is operating today is ridiculously disrespectful to the citizens of Dominica while rogues from all over the globe are parading with our birth rights in their hands.

  8. mal kwab
    June 15, 2012

    this happens when hatians invade a country..alu forget when they used to go registry and get ppl date of birth and all that? papa met!!!!

  9. natural dominican
    June 15, 2012

    we take identity theft for a joke untill it happens to us…ppl who make reference to metropolitan countries in this matter idiots…metropolitan countries have millions of ppl; D/a have a few thousands so yes; even one theft matters because it means that the security of our passport has been breached.

  10. Madde
    June 15, 2012

    DNO please respect the man and his title.You wrote ‘According to the former IMF accountant’. He is an economist. Who is doing the writing or it is typical Dominican not to respect their own??? A prophet is never welcomed and respected by his own people!!!

  11. Nathaniel Peltier
    June 15, 2012

    This is becoming even more interesting.
    A few months ago I wentt to get a new passport because mine had 2 pages left and to get a visa most countries ask that you have 5 clean pages in your passport. I was made to follow all the procedures that one would have to go through for persons getting there first passport or at least that was what I thought.
    Meaning pictures signed by witnesses and a declaration from someone that said I was who I say I was. This happened even though I had my valid passport in hand and also I had to wait 7 days.
    If the procedure for renewing a passport is so ridged. I would assume that the issueing of a first new pasport would be even more ridged.

    So my conclusion is if the article is correct this would mean that someone or some people are doing this intentionally and illegally and sooner or later we will pay the price with our passports.

    I think we need to look at this very closely.

  12. Brenda
    June 15, 2012

    Sometimes I wonder if thompson have been living under a rock for all these years. Daily in the good old U.S.of A identies are stolen, credit cards are duplicated. American, Canadian, Israeal and British passports are forge. Why is Thompson so outdated to think that it could not happen in Dominica. His reporting is so shallow without any depth. You would think the guy living in America for such a lenghty period of time would be more informed about the problem all governments face with identity theft. but am left to believe that he is not tune=in to what is going on in the world. T

    • anonymous2
      June 15, 2012

      He is brainwashed.

    • Original Eagle-Eye
      June 15, 2012

      So because it’s happening in the US daily Thompson as a Dominican should ignore it happening in Dominica because we are lesser subjects, and people should go through uncessary harrassment because some crooked thieves and money hungry harlots are selling their indenties to all and sundry?

      No wonder we are going nowhere fast

    • Malatete
      June 15, 2012

      I wonder who is the one,who hat has has been living under a rock….?
      Thomson Fontaine is hardly some recluse, naive to the ways of the world. The man has a PH.D. in economics and has travelled extensively all over the globe. Secondly, he naturally would be concerned, first and foremost, about the authenticity of Dominican identy papers, since he is a Dominican citizen by birth himself and uses a Dominican passport, rather than worry what happens with other nationalities that may be compromised. If I read him correctly the main thrust of his message alleges that the fraudulent issue of Dominican passports comes from within the authority that is upposed to safeguard the integrety of these documents.

    • passy
      June 15, 2012

      what exactly are you saying? please clarify. Are you saying Thomson should not act so surprise that this may be happening? or i dunno.

    • real possie
      June 15, 2012

      @ brenda great point,oh did they not say he was in DA when all the hoopla was going they say dominica is a communist state now,why was he not arrested?hmmmm.

    • Met Yo
      June 15, 2012

      Listen to ignorance.

      You need to book your seat early when the court the case start and Thomson and his liars begin to release the trump cards.

      You see, I am aware that all the evidence is there to support all claims made. That is why I can just laugh at comments like these. I live in the US and I know of the identity theft and etc that takes place every day. However, how do you compare that to claims made against elected officials in Dominica being allegedly involved in passport scams?

      What is wrong with allu brain? lol

      • Met Yo
        June 15, 2012

        thomson and his LAWYERS*** my bad

      • Anonymous
        June 15, 2012

        Any patriotic citizen of Dominica who hear of crimes committed against the state, it is their responsibility to inform the police about these acts. If and when that is done and the police did not act upon the information they received then the other avenue would be to make it public knowledge.

        To put something out their without telling us in the public the process he followed to ensure the proper action was taken is just wrong. Sensationalizing any issue will not bring the action needed but on create more drama.

        Thompson is displaying poor leadership and judgement

      • Gary
        June 16, 2012

        In regards to your last sentence in your comment I think you should ask your self that question. The evidence you claim to beware of is nothing more than what has been reported and that is not evidence. If you are so well aware of the so called evidence please come and help Dr Fontaine testify against the Government help us get to the matter of this one and for all are you not patriotic to your Country.That evidence needs to be heard in Court and not kept to your self stop the BS.

    • may
      June 15, 2012

      Brenda u a so out of touch. It should happen to you or people close to you next so we can get your reaction!!!!

  13. Jbfox
    June 14, 2012

    Fontain needs to come with evidence to support his allegation , he is just blowing hot polarizing air.

    • (.) (.)
      June 15, 2012

      Someone like you don’t even need response because you are as blind as can be. I might be the only one paying attention to your post

    • may
      June 15, 2012

      jbfox you want him to bring the evidence to you????????

  14. stuppess
    June 14, 2012

    Does these patriots have anything god to say
    about Dominica? just wondering

    • awa wi
      June 15, 2012

      so being a patriot is only saying good things?? hmmm dats like a father or mother just praising everything and avoiding the flaws in their children and later dey saying dey don’t know what go wrong.smh

  15. June 14, 2012

    tell me something would`nt the embassy in Barbados see that they have issue a visa already on that name and decline it something smell really fishy.

    • August
      June 15, 2012

      The lady is alledged to be a US citizen now.

      • Anonymous
        June 15, 2012

        On her American passport will always show that she was born in Dominica so the Date of Birth will always draw a red flag.

        Are you saying the the American are larpse in their due deligence???

  16. June 14, 2012

    Mr carette answers always sound like he is not suppose to be in that position. I am stating it lightly. There have been instances where people were caught with instruments from HAITIANS.
    HAITIANS are full of tricks, you feel sorry for them when they come to your country they DESTROY it. We should send all of them back. NO SYMPATHY

  17. ????????
    June 14, 2012

    A police force that is trying to hoodwink/trick the people is nothing more than an enemy to the state. Carrette, Carrette, Carrette do you know Sir that everything in Dominica is upside down, including the police force?

  18. defending what?
    June 14, 2012

    Recently, two staff members of the Registry were arrested and are before the courts for alledged forgery of Dominica birth certificates. Who else are involved? Cyril Carrette fail to acknowledge that our Dominican passports, especially our diplomatic Passports, have reached the hands of questionable foreigners.

    Carrette forget one is now in jail in the US? He forgot about Corallo, appointed D/ca Ambassador by Govt. to the FAO based in Italy. He has our diplomatic passport. Dominicans never knew about that. They were never told by their Govt. Corallo was raided by Italian police. They did not accept him as Ambassador.

    So no transparency and accountability problems in that passport sales business Carrette? Everything OK? It is a lucrative business for some people, of course. Millions of dollars are being amassed from sales of our passports. Dominicans have been asking, “Where have all the money gone?”

    Didn’t someone confess, provide info to the police, Mr. Carrette regarding the GON Emanuel firebombing? The confessors statements are not credible? Whose confessions would be credible to you in that controversial passport sales.

    Mr. Carrette, of course if you do not believe your Govt. is doing no wrong re. passport sales, secret Ambassadorial appointments, giving of diplomatic passports to guys like……… we know whom, you would do nothing to confirm those revelations and investigations from private citizens.

    Again, it is Q95 which is not liked and bashed for informing the people of bad governance, and corruption. People are pleading to their Govt. to stop the sales of our passports because of the scandals.

    The system has tentacles in every institution, ensuring that those friends who committ wrongs, are defended, protected to the max. Dissapointed totally with, but not surprised of, Carrette’s comments about passport sales and fraud.

    No Layou River Hotel as promised by those who sold passports and made millions. Where all that money gone Carrette? Where are the investments as a result of the sales of our passports?

    CLICO former boss of the CLICO fiasco where investors lose millions, again made our Ambassador with our diplomatic passport? Still no problem?
    If Carrette publicly admits there is no wrong with our passports sales and giving to foreigners of any repute, well Let us tie our waist hard for what is on us in Dominica.

  19. (.) (.)
    June 14, 2012

    Hmmmm…Mr.Carrette what would you have done if the individual(s) had decided to travel all the way from the U.S. to Dominica to report that someone used their information to attain a Dominican passport and thus get a U.S. visa? NOTHING!!!!. Or maybe you would sit on your backside and ask them to present evidence. Let the U.S. deal with whomever is/are responsible. From captain down to cook, they going to get them good. WICKED!!!!!

  20. passy
    June 14, 2012

    I mean so long I hearing about passport selling, people buying and no jailing. Let’s just forget about the whole thing, give each Dominican a portion of passport to sell, we will raise money for the country, our economy will grow and we will live happily ever after.

    I tired of hearing passport sale. I hearing that it is not easy to sell passports. I hearing it require certain signature, i hearing some people getting it in black market, i hearing is not true, i hearing is true. Let’s just all get along, lets file bankruptcy and start over again. The issues not going anywhere, it not making any headway, no evidence no jail. Lets get together and feel aright.

  21. Country
    June 14, 2012

    It is serious trust me! I married a Dominican and the U.S.A. wouldn’t even let him enter to help me pack to move to Dominica. He had no intention of staying and plenty money for his visit. And this was years ago, I am sure it is worse now?

    • Peeping Tom
      June 15, 2012

      Huh? Help you «pack to move to Dominica?»

      With a reason like this to seek entry, I would not let him either.

  22. Anonymous
    June 14, 2012

    I just don’t get it that we black people here in Dominica still thinks that we black can develop this country. The odds are always against us the must be a rich white man preferable from the states to bring the finance and ideas. Then we blacks work for them, look and all over the world where black is majority and see if it isn’t white people who brings the development. I know it is hard for us to accept but that’s the reality and we must accept. Everyday am hearing people on radio and on DNO crying making all sorts of complains giving themselves stress all because they don’t get it. The only way Dominica or any all black country can develop is hand it over to rich white people. All the governments past and present in all the islands knows that, and they know it’s beyond them so they just come in fill their pockets and leave which I agree with them. People give yourselves a break only time and some luck will bring development here and many will not like it because their next complain will be they loosing their country. Just felt I needed to say so even this is not the subject of discoursion there’s lots more to say but I’ll leave it there.

    • Peeping Tom
      June 15, 2012

      :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Done.
      June 15, 2012

      Only an attitude like this will cause this. Black, white, who cares? All of us have goals of what we’d like to do. Colour has nothing to do with attaining those goals.

      You want a business and have little money? Start little then. General Motors or British airways didn’t start with dozens of plants or hundreds of aircraft. They were little guys who had a vision.

      Hard work and motivation pays off. Complaining that the whites, Chinese, whomever are the only ones that can succeed is false and only continues a stereotype.

    • Oh My!!
      June 15, 2012

      Discoursion? I quite agree with you.We need the white man to teach you how to spell. You’re certainly nobody’s fool. Thanks for the insight.I wanted to think that you were just being sarcastic but then I read discoursion and hmmm…

      • LMAO
        June 15, 2012

        lol.. i admire your courage Anonymous..Need to join Tonly and Lennox L on the next level program .. darn

    • (.) (.)
      June 15, 2012

      Your topic does not belong anywhere. What are you talking about? Even if there was a discussion of something about blacks complaining etc I still would not understand what you are trying to say.

    • Gary
      June 16, 2012

      Wow,what is it would get you to think like that, you are right, your comment is not part of the
      topic being discussed.When you say that there is more to say. I think that there is more you need to to know and understand. Do you really think rich white people can solve our problems or the problems of the world. What a mind set you got.

    • Just Asking
      June 18, 2012

      Did you mean ‘rich white crooks’ who convince our Governments to help invest with our hard-earned taxes and who later disappear? Go back and check them out….

  23. June 14, 2012

    rite now i fraid to travel

  24. htlr
    June 14, 2012

    Yes….cover it up still. What is done in the dark WILL be broght to light.

  25. ron
    June 14, 2012

    Talk Talk Talk bring the erveee

  26. June 14, 2012

    Carrette,Carette,Carette,what are Dominicans stupid.We watch world news every second,we are aware of what is happening in the world by fraudsters when it comes to passports. In order to get a passport you must produce a birth certificate.Resently,a young lady was arrested because of birth certificates, how do you know those certificates did not reach in the wrong hands, crooks.Their was a report that a gentleman arrived in Dominica in the morning and by afternoon he left the country with a brand new passport,whereas Dominicans have to wait for months in order to get a passport.

  27. nicegal
    June 14, 2012

    If my little brain served me right, I saw Edona interviewing Thompson and to me he did not impress me as someone who stood behind his article. He mamotay and say what he say, and to me is not that I had read in his article. Now that court case coming, is he singing a diferrent tune? Just asking.

    • HIM
      June 14, 2012

      Your comment is that of a typical moron.That of a lazy sycophant who can’t think for himself/herself. Poor you! Red Clinic open we!

  28. Portsmouth
    June 14, 2012

    Tell is how much the matter is out pf proportion. Is it 5 passports or 20 or hundreds. How many illegal passports resulted from the nirth certificate scam?
    Carrette you may fool the majority but there are manu of us who can’t even drop our eyebrows cause the shock and awe is so real.

    • Gary
      June 16, 2012

      You sound like a child who ask a question and wants to get the answer it wants and nothing else is true. Looking for the truth is not your agenda, and that is more devastating than the shock and awe to which you allude to.

  29. first lady
    June 14, 2012

    i am a dominica residing in france i have work for so long yet to get a french passport only last year i got it thank god .now we have a problem in our little dominica no hard fellings for no body but we have to maney haitians in dominica in the longer run we will fell it now all the politians have thair big money but we dominican have to fell it . it start by amrican visa but after we will have a lot of problem haitians are not the type of people to have our passport un less married to a dominican like other countries it is too easy to have a domincan passport they makeing it look like it is not worth it at all the law need to step up for real…..

    • me
      June 15, 2012

      what if the French had said the sames things about Dominicans ? just asking as you have your french passport now

      • first lady
        June 15, 2012

        yes i have a french passport but it was not like how the haitians have it in dominica

      • first lady
        June 15, 2012

        and haitians to like to fake the the big problem that they have in the world to day+

      • NONSENSE
        June 15, 2012

        ME
        I certainly agree with you ask First Lady that over and over again
        I know she would have feel bad
        Let her feel her shame

  30. Malatete
    June 14, 2012

    The inspector is disingenuous. Nobody doubts that the actual passports are difficult to forge. The claimm is that they are fraudulently issued. That is the crux of the matter and he should not side-step it.

  31. June 14, 2012

    Anyone with $75,000 USD can BUY a Dominica Passport from Dominica. You have people entering Dominica with questionable names. The PROBLEM is the 75K “appears” to be more important to Dominica, than a PROPER and THOROUGH BACKGROUND CHECK,.. outsource that to Canada or USA, or any country with the SYSTEMS and proper resources to get it DONE CORRECTLY! (lets face reality, if dominica police can’t even lift a simple fingerprint at a crime scene from what I have read up here on DNO, how does dominica conduct these back ground checks? I am rather curious myself) The way it is right now, dominica ends up with some very questionable people becoming citizens of Dominica. There is a fair amount of reading material on this topic at various locations on the internet,.. lets face it, 75,000 USD is big quick money for 1 interview with the Prime Minister of Dominica, just saying please get a solid process for conducting BACKGROUND CHECKS… Dominica Second Passport Link — http://www.mysecondpassport.com/dominica-second-passport-citizenship/?gclid=CJji6rzHzrACFQoDQAodHCmjMg

    • June 15, 2012

      I agree with you Toronto Canada, some Dominicans just do not like to hear the truth, as the old saying goes, the truth always offend

      Dominica,s passport is all over the place and in the hands of wrong people, to all my fellow Dominicans later will be greater

      A few years ago there was a document on one of Canada’, network regarding the sale of our passport, before Canada issue visa for us, too many Chinese, middle Eastern, Nigerians etc entered Canada with Dominica’s passport, Dominicans residing on the island will not believe it, but our passport is being sold out there for big bucks

    • Malgraysa
      June 16, 2012

      And now Dominica passport compromising OECS integration. Anyone with our passport have same rights as someone born in Dominica. Our boys cashing the U.S.$. to sell our passports to any foreigners and other OECS countries have to let them in free? They well vexed.

    • Gary
      June 16, 2012

      Why are you so ignorant and being so reckless with your opening statement. Is this what you read on the site which you directed us to read.Did you not read that there is a procedure in place for such policy. Did you not see the other Countries who have the same programme or policy in place, oh by the way, Canada has the same policy. Why did you not find out who was the company that offered the services posted on the site before making such comments and not be blinded by ignorance.

      There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth and that is what you are doing using facts to distort the truth, very dangerous. Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

  32. 1979
    June 14, 2012

    “Cyril Carrette suggested that the alleged passport fraud was a matter being blown out of proportion”.

    words cannot express how ashamed I am. that my country so willingly accept this as SATISFACTORY….

    no wonder some of our young people spit at our feet when we come proclaiming how righteous we are and trying to point out how they have fallen short. after all if most of our young people turn to a life of crime because of the lack of opportunity we are “blowing that out of proportion” too right???

    I believe this is part and parcel of the level we have sunk to… no one is safe. yes even in your nice residential area, with your big house and sheltered kids….

    sad bunch of people, starting with the chief of police.

  33. Shameless
    June 14, 2012

    Ok Mr. Carette enough nonsensical parlay! You have a database of passport holders of the Comm. Of Dominica. Please listen to me and I will guide you accordingly:

    1. Go to immigration Department
    2. Talk to the Inspector incharge
    3. Do a search on Mr. Backaneck Doward (example) and see how many names will appear
    4. Check the dates of birth on each passport
    5. If you have more than one with the same date of birth go to step #6
    6. Check place of birth (Roseau, Mahaut etc)
    7. Get the supporting documents (Birth-papers etc)
    8. Check who is mother, father, nenen, parweh,par-,or parwhateva etc.
    9. If you now have cause apply for arrest warrants and extradition orders for those outside the state involved in the mess
    10. Inform the public accordingly.

    I waiting patiently for the results so stop talking and get moving. I just dont understand why we are not proactive when it comes t our national security.

    • Peeping Tom
      June 14, 2012

      :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • Distured
      June 15, 2012

      You forgot One step:

      11. Don’t let those with big ear, mouth eye etc. catch on to this. They will warn their padnas in crime they assisting. (if u not 1 of dem)

  34. June 14, 2012

    it makes no sence to report matters to the police because they do almost nothing about it anyway!

    • father
      June 14, 2012

      who should we report to? (they do almost nothing)or Matt and those seeking to be remote control? (can do nothing)

    • Anonymous
      June 14, 2012

      This is true :-?

    • truth
      June 14, 2012

      lol unless is weed

    • (.) (.)
      June 14, 2012

      They do nothing and will find a way to go tell, you say this or that. Such hopeless set of police in the world

    • patriotic
      June 15, 2012

      for true.but as soon as they find someone with a dime bag or how they call it ,or a spliff they ready to crucify you.dem tougu soo.(always drunk)

  35. Aye Dominique
    June 14, 2012

    I heard of a few cases. Crazy isn’t it when you get to Puerto Rico to find out that someone else have your identity and passport number traveling on.

  36. smh
    June 14, 2012

    Mr. Carette you all dont take our passport seriously and still talking about blow out of proportion :?: Thats a serious matter !Step up allu Game ! Imagine i went to B/dos not too long and i got 10 yrs visa thank God ! This Haitian lady came with “OUR” passport and got REFUSED ! I am happy i went before her cuz she would spoil my chance right there..”PLEASE STOP GIVING ANYBODY OUR PASSPORT PLEASE !!!!!!!!I WAS SO PISSED TRUST ME !

    • Homeboy
      June 14, 2012

      How would she have spoiled your chance? You had sufficient documentation to prove you would return to DA after vacationing in the USA and she didn’t! There are Dominicans that possess passports of other countries so STOP stereotyping and discriminating against Haitian Nations. If she legally possessed the passport then there is nothing you can do. Enjoy your vacation and relax!

      • Reader
        June 15, 2012

        Vacation??!! Ah whay!! You cannot tell that that one no coming back? She in DA putting her affairs in order as as soon she reach, bye bye untill green card.

      • Anonymous
        June 15, 2012

        Homeboy she just want to use Dominica passport to get to the states ! why didnt she use her haitian passport ? those visa officers maybe sayin this country is too free ! And for your information she had ALL her documents.

  37. alpa
    June 14, 2012

    tell thompson if he was so good why dont he have a job today, these kind of people always quick to bring others to the gutter, everything take it to matt, doe see all u does pass like the fool undermining the country. you all are not jamaicans we all are dominicans. so stop putting the country in bad light. i mean corruption can never be supported.

    • June 14, 2012

      most of you are dummies in cans…

      • D
        June 14, 2012

        You’re so sick

      • (.) (.)
        June 14, 2012

        begining with you and your family

      • Tete Chien
        June 14, 2012

        Hey, thank you for calling us by our christian names.Our little island has problems and we’re very not well off, but i personally thank the most high god jehovar for my dear little island nation.If you’re Dominican(Dummy in a can) by birth, you should be thankful that you were born on an island like that.Glen-glen L’Amerique pas fouti couyonez me.If you’re a stranger who has chosen to disrespect me and my country, then god bless you.

    • Observer
      June 14, 2012

      How did you come to that conclusion? That he does not have a job? You are so sad!

    • dominican
      June 14, 2012

      if fontaine was a try dominican and care about his country of birth he would have a better way to tackle a sensitive issuse such as this. and why the us have not send their own immigration officials to investigate? i am not saying it’s not true however sometimes educated people have no common sense.the media is not the first place you go.

    • Met Yo
      June 14, 2012

      Thomson is gainfully employed and his monthly earnings exceed your entire household combined…bloody idiot.

    • 100% Dominican
      June 14, 2012

      In response to Alpa’s comment, those who highlight ‘questions’or raise issues which need to be discussed and/or investigated, should not be seen as persons who want to ‘bring others to the gutter’or who bring the ‘country to bad light’, but rather persons who are concerned about their country and it’s future. They are voicing their concerns about the future repercussions of maladministration or corruption, if in fact it is the case, on the direction of our country. If you simply shut up and say nothing when you have persons in authority exercising arrogance to such an extent that they feel that they can, IN POSITIONS OF LEADERSHIP, tell anyone who QUESTIONS
      them to ‘GO TO HELL’ and ‘IT IS NON OF THEIR DAMN BUSINESS WHERE LABOUR PARTY GETS ITS MONEY FROM’, then you are doing a disservice to yourself, your youth and your country!!!!! You are giving this person the support which makes them feel that they have a ‘mandate’to go even further, and you will realize your mistake eventually, whether it be because he has gone ‘too far’for you to continue lending your support, or because you begin to finally feel the negative effects of his arrogance in your everyday life. But at some point, you will come to the realization. AN EXAMPLE TO LOOK AT IS THE TREATMENT WHICH HAS BEEN DISHED OUT ON PERSONS WHO HAVE BEEN SOLID SUPPORTERS OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR SO LONG BUT, FOR WHATEVER REASON, HAVE EXPRESSED DOUBTS OR RESERVATIONS ON THE RADIO PROGRAMMES HOSTED BY GOVERNMENT OPERATIVES. Those persons have been SLAPPED DOWN in the most embarrassing and disrespectful ways, PUBLICLY, by the hosts of the programmes, and told in no uncertain terms WHERE THEY SHOULD BE STANDING AND WHOSE PRAISES THEY SHOULD BE SINGING!!!! The manner in which they were SHUT UP was so extreme that if they are not of strong character, they may be ashamed to walk the streets in the days and weeks following these episodes as they would feel that all eyes are on them talking about what transpired on the relevant programme. These hosts who are prominent persons in the life of the communities, should listen to themselves on tape and reconsider whether or not they are portraying responsible behavioural tendencies which would be beneficial to those young persons who may be looking up to them for an example as to how to behave as adults. Shocking!!!!!!! Shocking indeed, when persons of influence in our communities, from our holders of highest office in the land as well as some of our highest earners are providing such negative examples of ‘integrity’ and ‘success’to our youth. Rather than teaching them to love their neighbour and to look out for the poor and deprived in their communities, you are teaching them to do whatever it takes to get to the top and that while getting there or once there, you can be as arrogant and uncaring and dismissive of the others around you as you like because you do not need to answer to anyone……..AND THEY WILL HAVE THE AUDACITY TO SAY ‘EXCEPT GOD, OUR FATHER AND CREATOR’. But remember, God is a just God and sees and knows all things, so people, stand and be strong and face up to the challenges presented to you to speak and to question those actions of those in positions of authority on behalf of your country my friends! God bless and deliver us!! One God, one blood, one people, one nation!!! ONE LOVE……….

    • Shameless
      June 14, 2012

      Come on man. With Thompson’s qualification and experience you really believe he is sitting at his home begging? FYI Thompson has moved on to better himself outside the IMF where he was limited in pursuing his dreams. I can assure you will NOT be seeing him at the red clinic with hands stretched out anytime soon. Darpwaywoo!

      • Met Yo
        June 15, 2012

        He still does work for the IMF. These people just like to speak of what they don’t know of.

    • jah guide
      June 15, 2012

      So pathetic, so many of all u that not so good like Thompson and all you gatting jobs. You know why because its jobs for the boys in this crazy Dominica. Stop attacking the messenger man.

    • Original Eagle-Eye
      June 15, 2012

      A A Thompson doh have a job then? news to me. You mean my buddy hungry like a chien lawee sal so? Thomspon boy go in the RED CLINIC or call ALPHA for some food and a job toneh!

    • jamaican
      June 15, 2012

      why everything that happening you guys quick to judge jamaican ppl huh. every country have the crimes an violence.jamaica is not a bad country just a few making it look so

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