CHECK THIS OUT: Dominica’s passport features in Marvel’s Runaways

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A Dominican passport is shown in a web television series, Runaways, featured on the online streaming service Hulu.

In Season 2 Episode 3, Geoffrey and Catherine Wilder use Dominican passports when they want to go into hiding.

There are those who believe that this is potential marketing for the country and therefore it can be viewed positively, though some on social media are expressing their surprise and concern over the passport being featured in this way.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

I had to go see for myself. Marvel Runaways using Dominica's passports. #YouBeTheJudge

Posted by Stafford Jr Hyacinth on Saturday, December 22, 2018

 

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34 Comments

  1. Maryland
    December 24, 2018

    You guys watch it as a negative thing, but I clearly see that’s a marketing strategic move. Why would the details of the passport be clearly featured? That was in the works to promote the sale of Dominica passport, and that’s a good thing. A lot of celebrities need an escape to relax and not be bordered, and that’s a perfect plot. As a business man, I know. We have to do something, we must market it. And see where it’s being advertised, to the American audience, that’s a plus.

    • viewsexpressed
      December 25, 2018

      “………………………..that’s a marketing strategic move….??????”, you clowns are serious to have actors in a scam role using our passport as escape from the law and likely imprisonment and that is a strategy? Is there not better way to use the m=natural resources of our nature island. We have heavy loaded export goods and other foods t the islands, to the Uk where families and farmers came together and made the market wprk now we have a clown in government they call Prime Minister who has exposed our assets. precious god of our identity to scams. criminals all over the world ad we call that investment. What am I suppose to say if stopped and put in a room for questioning by Passports immigration officers?. Skerrit’s mentality of development is kinder garden childish behaviour. It is corrupt and an abuse of states precious resources. If this is the case Skerrit has a very lazy mentality in what Develpoment is. This man is dangerous and clueless to national Development. He…

  2. RastarMarn
    December 24, 2018

    This is not the exact replicated copy of the Dominican Passport Marn possess Marn is not sure who or what produced that replica but its depictions of the Biometric Bar code as depicted, and the signature as depicted under the Photo is not the correct replication of the Dominican Passport,,,

    Maybe that’s how the Diplomatic Passports are organized???

    Marn Stand to be corrected,,,

    But then again maybe Marn Misses the point of the input the author of this article is attempting to ascertain from this audience,,,

    There is always some hidden message in those subliminal messages though, just as someone mentioned previously why should there be a depiction on any media trying to insinuate that Criminals are associated with the Dominica Brand,,,

  3. jazz53
    December 24, 2018

    let’s look at the bright side if this is a genuine Dominica passport, someone is cashing in on royalties!

  4. Jonathan Y St Jean
    December 24, 2018

    How can it be positive that persons who want to go into hiding, they want to go underground, would advertise that Dominica’s passport is a good vehicle to use? If people who want to be in the light, to be seen, use Dominican passport then I’d consider that positive. Dominica is the Malta of the Caribbean. Not a good thing

  5. Da peeps
    December 24, 2018

    I cannot believe this is an issue for our people. This must be the first time you guys watching TV. I can give you guys 100 of TV shows where they use american fake passports as getaways passports. Guys movies are not real life events. Stop trying to give our country a black eye over nonsense.

  6. carltymas
    December 24, 2018

    I honestly don’t understand why Dominicans turned this into such a spectacle. Does anyone ever note the fake passports used in movies? It does nothing to and for us. Not as a marketing strategy nor does it hurt our tourism industry. It was just a prop in a movie, that’s all.

  7. don2fresh
    December 24, 2018

    People watch the show before you think it is a show about criminals using a passport to travel to commit a crime. Pluuuusssss, Stop with the Double standards and hypocrisy. How many of us, in our entire lives, have watched movies where criminals have used fake passports of all types of countries. Have that ever clouded your judgments of these countries? Trust us to make a mountain out of a molehill. We see THIS as a bad image for our country, but not protesting in the cold in NewYork or going on CBS and saying Dominica is a gateway for criminals as being bad for the country’s image? :?: :?:

  8. dd
    December 24, 2018

    The fact that its Dominica;s passport used for people tunning away from anything is not a positive message. Why Dominica?

  9. maindesk
    December 24, 2018

    movies do not use anything without permission that is why stuff shown on screen is turned away from the cameras so that you cannot read the label. Anytime a name or label is shown especially by a major film company it is shown because someone made a deal and the deliberate connection with using the passport to go into hiding is the message those who gave permission wanted to send about Dominica passports. Years ago when Tom Cruise and Gene Hackman drank Jamaica Red Stripe Beer in the movie The Firm sales of the beer rose 50% in the US and then Guinness bought US60 million dollars worth of shares in the company. Things are not always what they seem.

    • Anonymous
      December 24, 2018

      Our passport is not red stripe beer. It is bought by people, not for a Joke and to promote us as their favourite brand. It can give you an alternative identity and access to places that otherwise would not let you in. It is good for people that have something to hide. Hell, they dont even bother to visit their new country an probably have no intention to do that anyway.It is sad but I do not use my Dominican passport now when I travel because it attractie unwelcome attention. It smells fishy. Even our caricom neighbours prefer to see a Europeanen or N. American passport.

  10. Breathe
    December 24, 2018

    I’ve seen countless violent movies with U.S. passports. There was no outrage – it was seen as a passport. Now that the passport is Dominican we drum up all sorts of negative connotation. Why not think positive? Millions of people will ask “Dominica? Where is Dominica?” and will now be able to distinguish between Dominica and Dominican Republic. I love it!

    • December 27, 2018

      People this is just a movie why do you always find something to make a fuss about next look at the date on the passport. Movies do not ask for permission to use these things its different if they are using a state building or the president seal.

  11. Soco
    December 24, 2018

    When we watch action movies and see other countries passports being used we don’t say anything. But when we see our Dominican passport on a popular tv series we start with all the negativity. That’s why this place ain’t going nowhere because of all you damn …holes, never seeing the good but always fast to jump on the bad. Move allu ….there. A bunch of damn …holes i tell yuh, its ridiculous that the likes of allu that saying we not going nowhere, skerro doing this and that but is allu that have the country so!!

  12. December 24, 2018

    The message that is portrayed in the imagery is that a Dominican passport is now associated with crime. A connotation that is sad but true.

    Sixty years ago, Vance Packard stated in his book “The Hidden Persuaders” that the suggestive power of an image is such that it has only to be flashed on the screen for a split second for it to register in the mind.

  13. JZ
    December 24, 2018

    This is sad. sad. Sad. sad. SAD. SAD. SAD!!! DOMINICA BEING DEPICTED AS A JOKE OF A COUNTRY. THIS IS SAD MY PEOPLE!!!

  14. Justagirl
    December 24, 2018

    I think people should check out the show first before making assumptions. It’s a Marvel Show and those runaways aren’t exactly criminals. You only saw a clip of an entire episode which showed Dominican passports, I doubt a regular fan of this show would pay attention to what country was on the passport, except a Dominican, WHY because Dominica is the least likely country you’d expect to see in a Marvel show. The show isn’t about robbers and criminals, its about people with super powers and teenagers running away from their parents. I don’t see the point why people getting overdramatic, based on what the show is about its not promoting any form of crime. I’m just amaze as to how far person’s can go with this, while I’m just here like Dominica passport is on a Marvel show, shocked.

    • Just me
      December 24, 2018

      I really think some persons should open up their minds and stop being imbecile. You guys are too narrow minded. Why don’t you think of all the positive stuff instead of being so pessimistic. If some of you don’t have anything to say it’s best you guys remain indifferent and say “oh look, a Dominican passport is on marvel”.

  15. Lady Dee
    December 23, 2018

    A law suit my …. Isnt it what we’ve been selling all along? Maybe the wuestion is who got paid for the permission

    • Unknown
      December 23, 2018

      I guess you did not see the sacarsm in my post. Don’t they threaten to sue for everything? So let the the senior counsel get to work

  16. Really
    December 23, 2018

    Dominicans like to over reaction and always coming up with some negative vibes. So many movies being played and other countries passport being used in a similar fashion. What’s the big deal. Stupppsss.

    • truthbetold
      December 23, 2018

      but why the negative around our passport ? why is it being portrayed as a starter pack for a criminal intent and organisation?

  17. Iamanidiot
    December 23, 2018

    This is potential marketing for the country and therefore can be viewed positively

    Explain to me how is this positive marketing, the passports were shown for no more than 5 seconds, I dont think this will have any effect in terms of marketing for Dominica. You think people gonna be like , “Wait…you mean Dominica is a country I can get a passport from!!!” The rest of the word probably saw that and kept it pushing. We only making a big deal cause we from Dominica.

    I don’t think it’s positive or negative, but I find it interesting it’s a Dominican passport that was used is all.

    • Frank N Stein
      December 24, 2018

      you really are an idiot in marketing. it showed for seconds but it is now going viral thanks to our never see Dominican people talking about it and sharing it. marketing is not about the two seconds but about awareness. Every frighten Dominican passing this on what you think? Stay in your lane!

      • Iamanidiot
        December 24, 2018

        You probably should use my name cause ………………………….
        I’ve seen hundreds of shows, with passports, only reason this is leaving a mark is because it’s Dominica and we dont get mentioned on an international ‘scene’ so much. So flashing a passport, what exactly is that gonna do? you think people gonna be like “OMG!! Lets get a Dominica passport!!!”. This is only a talking point in Dominica, I was watching A show and they showed an American passport, was that a big deal?

        If this was a marketing ploy who exactly are you marketing too, you think is someone wants passports to buy they looking at “Marvel’s Runways” for ideas? Only people that care about this is Dominicans. When we get mentioned on Jeopardy or a movie it’s a “big deal “, Luke Cage season 2 was almost entirely about Jamaican culture and no one in Jamaica made a peep cause they used to it.

        Cut it out, this has much effect on the world as doping a cherry leaf in an Ocean.

  18. December 23, 2018

    I do not condone to this! Guns, a suitcase of money, and a woman who seem to be in a mood of committing a crime, opening up our passport as her own. What are the producers trying to prove? That is not good!

    • vrai den
      December 23, 2018

      No, this is not good, but there have been many more things that have not been good about our present day Dominica, we keep talking about them, and some folks think we are making it up, we are fabricating. Open your eyes and your mind and you will see that its around us.
      Why us? WHY? WHY?

      • Eyes openwide shut
        December 23, 2018

        Ask him. The crook P.M & his corrupt enablers. He will tell U go to Hell.
        No Low no constitution can prevent he and the other Pirates from selling DA ,passports included.
        The operating like sandals hotel chain all inclusive. Go check the MOU with the Sinos.

    • Oh my finger!
      December 23, 2018

      FET she is supposed to be a teacher right( long ,long time ago) They were educated relative to the other locals right? So teacher ElizabethLinaXavier, Does this sound correct to you “Guns, a suitcase of money, and a woman who seem to be in a mood of committing a crime.”

    • viewsexpressed
      December 25, 2018

      Now I am seeing Elizabeth tang sense for once in protection of our Dominica and passports. Keep your eyes open on the corruption and Bobol in Dominica by our failed Government.. Where and how did they get these passports from. where they sold to the, or is that they had a sample a..a copy and got it printed. So many questions to answer.
      lets protect our Dominica and first , kick Skerrit and his clownish government out. They must Go. I love my Domininca.

  19. Shaka Zulu
    December 23, 2018

    The show is just showing what Dominica passport is used for. It is cheap and easy to get in any place. If you want to hide your true identity a Dominica passport is the way to go.

  20. harris
    December 23, 2018

    a passport represent a nation , when you sell this passport you sell your nation

  21. Unknown
    December 23, 2018

    Can the producers legally do that without consent? I smell a lawsuit on the horizon. Let’s see how senior counsel spin this one.

    • Pipo
      December 24, 2018

      BrotherI would love to see a lawsuit from Senior Counsel on that because it would put all our dodgy business in the spotlight. I don’t think he wants that.

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