UK considering placing visa on Dominicans

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The British Government is considering placing visa restrictions on Dominicans and St. Lucians traveling into the United Kingdom.

While residents of other Caribbean countries will keep their visa free status, British authorities have not ruled out a change. The governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis and St Vincent and the Grenadines have been written to in that regard.

This is being deliberated upon as the UK is in the final stage of its first global review of visa regimes in relation to Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

According to UK Home Secretary Alan Johnson, the UK will always welcome genuine visitors and expects visitors to play by the rules.

Johnson said there were concerns with Dominica and St. Lucia following an evaluation of individual Eastern Caribbean states.

“We recognise that we have close historic, economic and political ties with Dominica and St. Lucia and are aware that the introduction of a visa regime would be a significant step. It is a decision we do not take lightly. As a result we will now enter a six-month period of detailed dialogue with the governments concerned to examine what actions will be taken to address our concerns and mitigate the need for a visa regime to be introduced,” he stated.

Johnson did not say what were the problems identified in Dominica and St. Lucia.

According to him, the two countries will need to demonstrate a genuine commitment to put into effect credible and realistic plans, with clear timetables, to reduce the risks to the UK, and begin implementing these plans by the end of the dialogue period.

– Staff reporter

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177 Comments

  1. dont worry no more
    March 27, 2012

    saddd all visa is hard for us to get

  2. Rosie
    November 19, 2010

    The uk is guilty of slavery and have not paid a penny to any blacks they are bad minded and wicked people they are devils

  3. Rosie
    November 19, 2010

    The uk took control of the caribbean and they all became British West Indies until most of them got their independence. The queen should be removed form head of state. She does nothing for DA. If we have to get a visa to enter the uk should it not be the same for them entering DA?

    This is a money making thing. France and gaudelope are part of the european they can enter uk anytime. Uk government wants to own everywhere. What is skewo doing and saying to defend DA? surely he is part of the government and should speak up for DA. da people made uk what it is today their whole city was dirty and nasty when their whites did not want to do the work the caribbean people came and clean their shit and today they want to kick us in the ass.

  4. Anonymous
    November 5, 2010

    i second that the queen own all the land in england and dominica was under the control of the uk what did they do for us . England dont do anything for the little contries that are under them ,the british are so stupid no wonder all of them mad. we don, need to go there to eat rice everyday we will stay home and eat fig and stay healthy.

  5. salop
    August 20, 2010

    @DominicaDIVA:

    “see how allu PM screw up everything for us. Under the DLP, we have been forced to obtain visas to enter the UK and Canada, but im sure you all will find away to blame it on Edison James, even though he has been out of power for 10 years, and on Ron Green too, even though he is not the ”

    You IDIOT UWP sold Thousands of Passports to Chinies and other nations. I rememberd there was this Austrlian guy a murder and terrorit who had a D/a passport from under UWP.. They clearly lead this SH!T. so yesss UWP have alot in it too.. not just DLP. You well BLUE VEX stay there and be vex flapping ur gums

  6. salop
    August 20, 2010

    @………I……….:

    Are you serious? Dubai is one of the most wealthiest countries in the world!!!!!!! alot of ppl are trying to move there. They way of life over there is much better than in the U.K though.. Lol hot … dry dubai? Crazy you clearly never traveled over there so i guess you are excused for saying that.

  7. Adam513ohio
    July 14, 2010

    @us colian: redneck is some one who works in the sun all day like a farmer,you use it as a racist term towards white people.why is it ok to be racist towards white people in so many other races eyes.why do people of other races want to live with white people but hate us so much?

  8. me dominican
    April 20, 2010

    its sinple and easy we must stop beeing fooled by skerrit its sinple all he has to do is stop selling passports to iran dats all so wat we will all be in a jail soon man visa to go everywhere dominicans a building a monsterdat we wont be able to get rid off dat easily wake up dominica

  9. Oberver
    April 7, 2010

    Just wondering, is Dominica heading towards a more socialism/communism system?

  10. muta
    April 6, 2010

    The UK has done nothing really towards the upliftment of Dominica. We can always impose travel restrictions on them also because we wont be losing any real assets.

  11. April 6, 2010

    MY STATEMENT IS TO I. —– YOU MUST BE A REDNECK, SO HOW YOU KNOW BAGATELLE PEOPLE CALLING YOU IDIOT? SO YOU MUST BE A KKK LIVING AMONG US IN DOMINICA. YOU MAY BE A REDNECK BEING FIRST IN YOUR CLASS, BUT LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THIS BLACK LADY, MY DAUGHTER HAS GRADUATED VALEDICTORIAN TWICE IN HER STUDIES, NOW SHE IS DOCTOR***** A SON WHO IS LEAD ENGINEER IN DUBAI, HAVING OTHER ENGINEERS UNDER HIM, US, BRITISH, INDIAN, SO SAY A FEW, SO SHUT UP WHEN YOU TALKING ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE. WE ARE BRAINEEES, AND WILL SELL YOU ANYTIME, YOU CAN’T DO WITHOUT A CALCULATOR, YOU GOT ME REVED UP YOU IDIOT, IF YOU CAN’T TALK SENSE SAY NOTHING

    • .........I..........
      April 6, 2010

      OMG sweet heart take it down a notch! And just to prove to you I’m not a redneck “your mother lang su suin” oh you want to hear another one? I rasie up in the middle of Roseau sweetie and the last time I checked my ass is Black as hell. I won’t compare academic stats with you cause you ain’t the one with the degrees. If your kids want to compare then tell them come. Lastly, I work to har to be sitting down in dry dubai! Apparently your son ain’t all that if he so so desperate for a job in the dry dirt over there. cause with the best stats his behind would be sitting in comfy somewhere nice, safe and cool.

      • Once again, I find myself being embarassed to call myself DOMINICAN after reading such articles!! We are suppose to be a rainbow of colours, in terms of skin colour. We are beautiful whether we are the blackest black, brown, red what ever. We should be proud of our heritage.

        I have always loved ur array of complexions. We are not better than the other person who is clearer or more educated. At the end of the day or the end of our loves, it will not determine whether we go to HEAVEN OR HELL, and this nasty attitude towars each other does.

        WAKE up my people do not be HATERS!!

  12. April 6, 2010

    Just for your info! ——– Please do your research before you write. Please tell me, which island America own, that they have taken care of. If it wasn’t for Hovensa, crappo would have smoked St Croix pipe. If it was not for the natural water harbor in St Thomas, they too would be the same. Central Fla. have more Rican than PR, What of the pacific Islands? they are surviving because God has blessed them with natural beauty. To sum it all out, these so call big countries don’t care a damn about the small countries, except to exploit them, including the communist countries hanging around D/A. They are just waiting for the right tine to move in, Get my drift? ———-DOMINICAN TO THE MARROW

  13. Polltrickslicking
    April 6, 2010

    It’s unfortunate that we Dominicans are willingly taking the blame for terrorism.

    Has Dominica issued more passports than the UK itself has willingly and legally given to foreigners, even those very same terrorists, money launderers and criminals of all sorts who come from near and far looking for a home in the UK and other parts of the world? Come on people…

    It’s sad that whenever things like these occur, we are so quick to blame our government rather than defend our country. Didn’t the same happen with UWP, partly why they were voted out? It’s time we put things into perspective.

    After all, we can’t continue to go in circles. More so, even if we have to try our best to obey international policies, we cannot keep on organizing our affairs to suit the US or UK. Especially when not all the decisions they take are in our favor… look at the banana situation for example; and many other matters that we do not seem to have knowledge of or have a say in, like vessels passing in our waters with highly toxic matter, and global warming… the effects do not remain in the industrialized countries, they spread all over and we are affected.

    So before we jump and point fingers at our own, let’s think.

    At the same time, if the UK wishes to impose visa restrictions for whatever reason, then so be it. Why… we won’t be able to see Buckingham Palace? Our children won’t be able to attend school or eat? Come on… we are too too too blessed in this country to think that life is over for us if visa restrictions are imposed.

    Without the restrictions many of us still have 100,000 dollar student loans, food remains expensive, bills still have to be paid, roads to be built, crime remains a threat everywhere, people born and die…

    And many of you need to start being productive and developing positive attitudes…. Stop being lazy in Dominica and running overseas to babysit, voleh, and make tons of children so you can parasite on the welfare system of those countries.. Build your country. What the h*** do some of you people expect?

    • April 6, 2010

      @ Polltrickslicking: At last, the voice of reason. I would shake your big toe. LOL!

    • .........I..........
      April 6, 2010

      Finally someone who I agree with on here! You make more sense than me! England that have all those terrorists. Please!

    • April 6, 2010

      Amen to that brother/sister. I couldn’t have said it better.
      What really angers me is the fact that these countries who are putting those restrictions on us are the ones with the most criminals and home grown terrorists.
      Who the hell do they think they are. England has never done anything for us even when we were so called citizens of the United Kingdom. Those of us who were born before 1978 should file a class action lawsuit against them because we were British then. So they cannot put restriction on those of us who were born before independence. This is food for thought my people.

  14. April 6, 2010

    Let’s make it clear to all the people who wish to spread their ill-informed opinions and prejudices that the Astaphans are native Dominicans like anyone else. Does having a lighter skin make one a foreigner? They were the first public company to offer shares to their workers in Dominica.

  15. Bushchatterman
    April 6, 2010

    It shocking what I read here. This website and the comments on it show how much ignorance and racisim there is in Dominica. We can’t ever point the finger again. Shame on everyone.

    We need to love each other and live in peace. Just talk to the UK and find out what they are concerned about and then find a solution everyone happy with. We all need each other. We need to visit our families, and our bredren, we need opportunities to go and study and work abroad, and we need people to come here as tourists so we can build up our economy. We all related and connected as people.

    Enough of all this nonsense now. It time for peace and harmony. We all one people in the world whatever color and nation. One love.

  16. mwe la deja
    April 6, 2010

    well folks I am not surprised; it was just a matter of time. Soon there wil be more Chinese and Venezuelan in Dominca than Dominicans, so what did you expect. The English has taken the view that D/ca will soon be a stepping stone for those two nations to enter the UK, thus threatening their homeland security and thier econmy. What most D/cans dont realise is that there is no such thing as a free lunch. China and Venezuela are in it (D/ca) for what they can get and where they can get to.
    I dont blame the English, as they are only looking after their own interest. If any D/can want to enter uk legally, they have nothing to fear. This volitile times we live in; you can t be too careful.

    • April 6, 2010

      This is just bull. China is flooding the US and British markets with their goods. They give Chinese students incentives to come and study in the UK .Do they really know who or what is coming into the country?
      As for Venezuela they have a program where they supply oil for heating homes in poor neighborhoods in the US during the cold winter months. So don’t let them fool you. They have been wanting to do this a long time ago when Margaret Thatcher was in power. The people who went to England in the fifties and sixties had to apply for citizenship even if they had a passport which said Citizen of the United Kingdon. china/Venezuela are just their scapegoat to do want they have been wanting to do a long time ago.
      Keep your eyes and minds open.

  17. Nonesense
    April 5, 2010

    who really gives a rats arse about england….why would anyone want to curry favour with the masters pet when you can talk directly to the master.

    This is England trying to flex muscle in the only place it can.

    We should be placing visas on them not the other way around. they bread more terrorists than in afghanistan

  18. Out of South City
    April 5, 2010

    To Pastor Rawls, Britain is the Country from which we learned the words master, lord, knlght, etc., and you are still prostrating to those names. Come on , just think about it. Some of the things that you shared are so true but the fact remains that we were given a Lord and Master that we never questioned. A Lord and Master that does not even exist except in our minds on which the Europeans have really worked. If you have to teach people you must dare to go against everything that we were taught by those who enslaved our minds from the truth. Nothing is true about the history of these people. They have taken credit for everything that blacks have done or invented. The Dead Sea scrolls that they were stealing, which contains knowlegde from Africa had to be hidden in the Desert . They have stolen the great minds of Africa to build themselves and made us to be their servants so that we would never rise as a people. They know our history better than we know ourselves because they told us who we were, what our names were and who to serve. We are afraid to go against their establishement because we have been deceived for so long. Their knowledge that we continue to aspire for has not given us credit as a race of black people. They have truly done a number on us by promising us a heaven in the clouds where we will walk the streets of gold when we die. They have raped Africa of its gold and still continue to do so while we are awaiting our gold in the sky.
    The fact of the matter is that these people care about themselves and will do anything to stay superior. We must truly return to the true and living God by forsaking all these teachings that we have adopted and seek the true knowkledge of who we really are. Religion is not the key. We are too confused by religions and politics.
    Please google Dr. Henry Clarke to get some knowledge about who we are as apeople. I know that some people will disregard this comment but the truth needs to be told and known.

  19. DominicaDIVA
    April 5, 2010

    ALL of allu foolish dominicans who calling Chavez ‘Daddy Chavez” and acting as in China give a F*^& about black people on this side of the planet:

    see how allu PM screw up everything for us. Under the DLP, we have been forced to obtain visas to enter the UK and Canada, but im sure you all will find away to blame it on Edison James, even though he has been out of power for 10 years, and on Ron Green too, even though he is not the one that opening out backside for stupid venezuelan oil and loan from China, and talking about bringing Haitians to live in Dominica.

    Well i Guess you all will migrate to China and Venezuela in allu @$% cuz is dere ally like. Acting as if these countries have done Shit for us when we can do it by our selves if only we have some Decent Capable leadership.

    it is such a shame to see ppl put their hand in hot water for Skerrit even though foolishness like this happens and affecting our economy, and the future of our young people. Chupes. That is why I just feel so embarrased to call myself Dominican sometimes. I love my Country but some of the people jus need to get a brain makeover.

    Some of allu will go CHINA and VENEZUELA to find work….AS IF!

  20. Ragodor
    April 5, 2010

    The answer is on the website east west visas.com. There is more to come, and do not forget that our national debt is 1.4 bllion dollars and getting bigger. Wakie-Up Nica! Your leaders are taking you for granted.

  21. de caribbean change
    April 5, 2010

    What’s the problem, Her Majesty? Haven’t we always been British-subjects and not British-citizens?

  22. April 5, 2010

    I find the reaction from respondents hilarious! Only this past December, a group of political contestants and neocons threatened Diasporeans who allegedly were being reimbursed for travelling to Dominica to vote. Matter of fact, the threats published on the newsletter “the Dominican” indicated that they would publish the names of all who dared to travel for that particular purpose, have their names recommended to Immigration officers to have their visas and citizenships revoked.

    In all sincerity, I have no idea if the UK was contacted; but the petulant bleating of lack of Democracy in Dominica from a former High Commissioner, the letters of Ron Green claiming the existence of extreme corruption amid a pathetic economic dilemma in the country provided enough stick to stir the pot.

    Bear in mind, not many Dominicans travel to the UK as migrants anymore, so the issue of security was poorly presented if for any other reason, after 911, surveys showed that there were more terrorist organisations in the UK than in the Middle East! and their immigration laws favored harboring dissenting individuals. The Al Massawi affair that started the downfall of Edison James, remember? Among all the visiting heads at the Conference asked to accept the terrorist – for he was an embarassment to Britain – only Dominica offered sanctuary to him, of course for a price. So security is not the issue, neither behavioral patterns. I fear there is some mischief afoot.

  23. hehe
    April 5, 2010

    Allu need britain now more than it needs u so why the cussin? lol true they jacked our wealth but now they got it wat can we do except try n mke the most of it n get our Sh*t togeda!.

  24. D/can to the bone( foreign)
    April 5, 2010

    We need to overhaul our immigration system, its time for a shake up . It is to easy to access Dominica passport and citizenship though marrige , etc also we should have visa restriction on countries who impose it on us.

  25. Out of South City
    April 5, 2010

    With all of these comments made what does the Prime Minister have to say? Dominica”s birthright is being sold by people who have their own interest at heart. I have also mentioned previously that with development comes a price. It seems to us that Dominica is being developed but to whose benefit? At the end are we really going to keep our place or are we slowly giving Dominica up to strangers?

    As far as Europe is concerned, we have been at their mercy for a very long time and have not profit much from them. Europe has raped many countries around the world and has enslaved many and we still cling to that heritage thinking that we are British. Who cares about the so-called Mother Country? We have been deceived and lied to by these Europeans and it seems like we can’t see. We have to free ourselves from mental slavery so that we can be free to be who we truly are. As long as we countinue to look to Europe we will continually have that mote over our eyes. It is high time that we wake up and realise that we are Africans and not English. We have been ripped off our names language and African culture and have taken on European minds. Only the truth will set us free. The Europeans have constantly lied to us through their books and we continue to bury our heads in the sand.

    • lola
      April 6, 2010

      sorry i thought we where dominicans, i surley am not african all my family have been born in dominica, i am sure my ancestors from 100s of years ago may have been african but that was then.

      and let me ask you, why is we do not see any one wanting to move to africa, i dont see dominican going to no africano embassy queing for de visa, you know why, africa so violent, no dominican black carib or white would last there, remeber they killed our beloved lucky dube for his dam car.

      i sick of all this talk of mother land, no one ever say europe or england our mother land,
      i am sure if you check there are more canadian, and people like those astaphan living and making money in dominica than there are people from england and europe.

      not sure how many african though.

      • Oh Boy
        April 6, 2010

        I can’t believe that in this day and age we have such ignorant people. Yes you’re Negro of African descent. Been a Dominican is not a race. It’s like an Italian is an Italian no matter where they live and very proud to let the world know this.

        • lola
          April 7, 2010

          actually i am carib decent, which makes me a true dominica, so those peole in dominica who are negro are they calling themselves african, if so what the beef, they must have african passports.

  26. Manchat!
    April 5, 2010

    Some of you people are so pathetic its a frigging shame…..you Dominican in de BVI…the word is..”stuff”.
    Will you people STOP WITH THE POLITICAL TRIBALISM PLEASE!!!!!,..Enough already ….THINK OF YOUR COUNTRY…DOMINICA. PUT IT FIRST AND FOREMOST….Take a serious look around you,your economy,your state of affairs in your country are you satisfied? ARE YOU PRODUCING ANYTHING?..WHAT ABOUT YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE?….TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT YOUR NEIGHBORING ISLANDS,WHERE DO YOU STAND IN REGARDS TO GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT?
    THINK OF YOUR YOUNG PEOPLE,IS THERE ANY FUTURE FOR THEM IN DOMINICA?….A COUNTRY WHO NEGLECTS ITS YOUNG PEOPLE HAS NO FUTURE AT ALL!!!!! IS THERE ANY HOPE OR IS IT DOOM AND GLOOM???? I SAY PLEASE PUT THE PARTY POLITICS ASIDE AND DO AWAY WITH ALL THE POLITICAL TRIBALISM NOW!!!!!…PLEASE COME TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF DOMINICA!
    I AM BEGGING YOUS……

    • I take my hat out to you!! True statement. We as a people should stop all the crap and think of the next generation and what we can do to help them better themselves and our HOME.
      Enough bickering!!!!!! Act like intelligent peolple if we are and if we are not SHUT UP!!

  27. i glad for you!
    April 5, 2010

    they acn do whateve they want! is a good thing i have my british passport already! so does my son!

    • April 5, 2010

      and think they cannot strip citizenship from you>>???? make one mistake and you’ll know. Ignorant b***t*h

  28. Manchat!
    April 5, 2010

    UCTHIS………I think u r full of……If u were not born in DA ,u should stay out of DA business….
    I do not think that Dominicans are no more trouble makers than any other Islanders.There are one
    or two isolated cases,but very minute…..This has nothing to do with the people of DA. per say. BUT THE…GOVT. OF DA. AND THEIR …PRACTICES……THE SOVEREIGNTY OF A
    COUNTRY SHOULD NEVER BE COMPROMISED OR SOLD FOR PERSONAL GAINES BY ITS GOVT.or any of its citizens………..
    Public attention must be focus upon the gaping hiatus between WHAT IS and WHAT MIGHT BE.
    We must think through issues!!!!!!!!………….so UCTHIS..U are the IDIOT….U should think and know your facts before U open your backside or blowhole!……….YOU ARE NOTHING BUT FOUL JACK-BACKSIDE!!

  29. Dominican in NJ
    April 5, 2010

    Of course time does not permit me to read all these comments. However, from the few that I read, it appears that most people are leading towards the fact that Dominican passports were sold to foreigners who are committing crimes in Britain and else where. If that is the case, what is the reason for St. Lucia’s? Remember the ariticle said Dominica and St. Lucia. Also, it is not definite, so
    please try to be considerate in the comments that you write because people from all of the world are reading these.

    Happy Easter Monday!

  30. April 5, 2010

    Greetings in the name of my master,Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,I don’t understand why Dominicans are surprise that the UK is considering visa for Dominicans.
    Europe has always been a racist Country,in the 1950’s and 60’s when People of colour went to England they were call N****s,Boy,Girl,bastard,etc,the only jobs they were given was dish washer,bus boy,cleaning floors,Maid,Baby sitter,servants,etc.
    They were considered second class Citizens,then when they return Home they start calling us the same names they were been call,because they were so brain wash by the white Bigots.Today they still call England the greatest Country in the World.show me how many black Politicians are there in Europe.France got its first black judge after Obama became President.(that is progress,ha,ha.)
    Some of them still have the Queen picture hanging on their walls in their Homes,Yes there are a few bad eggs that makes decent folks look bad,but Europe has always been that way,they were the first ones to go to Africa and get black People and take them to the west as slaves.today there are many people of colour that are still been brain wash by them.
    A white Man who is a KKK(racist) will come to Dominica and open a business and most People in the Island will not question Him if you tell them He is a bigot,some of them will say that He is a good Man.There are Chinese that are selling things with lead to our Children in Dominica,and they are getting away with it.
    Now is the time for Europe to ask God for forgiveness for their sins,they use the Bible to commit their crimes against black People,and are still doing it today,slavery is a shame they can never erase from their Heart.
    So now is the time for some of us that are not taking pride as People of colour to start to take pride in ourself and behave like the People we know we are,and were taught to when we travel to another country.May God keep blessing our beautiful Island and its People.http://rawlinspacquette.weebly.com

    • Manchat!
      April 7, 2010

      WELL SAID MY FRIEND…..HOPE YOU CAN OPEN THE EYES OF YOUR PEOPLE……

  31. MORE
    April 5, 2010

    There is more to come. Something is happening! Guess it’s not so exciting for us.

  32. Concerned
    April 5, 2010

    The Dominican government should look into the
    1.Economic Citizenship Program.
    2. The Chavez/ALBA issue.

  33. VISA
    April 5, 2010

    All of allu can introduce visa regime…… Dominica needs to have its Visa too……Is wen we refuse to give the Queen a visa to come to Dominica UK will understand what position they are puttin us into.

    OH YES Obama too put a visa restriction …

    • DominicaDIVA
      April 6, 2010

      CHUPES wat BS is that u posting there.

      Dominicans need the US and UK whether or not we want to accept it, especially people like you.

      You think if we prevent these ppl from coming to our country they will give a Fart about us, ALLU dont even want to patronize allu own WCMF, always bawling tickets too expensive.
      OH Please, as if we can survive without these empires, if they decide to stop allowing us entry to their territory we all in deep Shit.

      Dont take thiat ALBA and CHINA comess for granted, it aint gonna last. the UK was there long before all of that Socialism and Communism Shyte…

  34. Wes
    April 5, 2010

    Why are our comments sounding so IGNORANT…..None of us have the issues but suddenly everyone is an “expert”….

    FYI: Blacks on a whole have been having a really hard time traveling to the UK in recent times due to the rise in Murders and other Crimes committed by them……

    It’s always the innocent who will suffer…

    Anyway, let us wait till we find out what the issues with us are before we jump to unnecessary conclusions because you know that we slowly developing a reputation for not behaving when we go places already…………..

  35. child
    April 5, 2010

    those big countries like america and england think its all about money ,they are not happiere than dominican with all their mortgage, and bank taking their home, and they leaving their home at 4am in the snow to go to work ,and have to work three jobs to make ends meet,and have to look around before they open their door .dominican dont have to do all that .OH HOW I WANT TO GO BACK HOME ,I MISS THOSE DAYS WHEN I USE TO PACK ON THE ROADSIDE AND SLEEP ,I DID IT ONCE IN NEWYORK AND TWO COPS CARS PULLED ON EITHER SIDE OF MY CAR AND ASK TO SEE MY I.D CAUSE SOMEBODY CALLED TO SAY THAT THERE WAS A STRANGE CAR IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD (STUUPS WITH ALL THOSE BIG CITY WITH ALL THERE BORING LEAVING )

  36. April 5, 2010

    OUR COUNTRIES ARE THREATENED BY BRITISH TERRORISTS, MONEY LAUNDERERS, MURDERERS, PLEASE DOMINICA PUT A VISA BAND ON THESE PEOPLE. YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO ANTIGUA AND STANFORD? because he came from the USA he was accepted for free and fooled the government and its people. Its USA people like him that spoiled the repute of ANTIGUA and we still letting them come in our islands without visa.

    BRITAIN, USA, CANADA ARE CURRUPTING OUR CHILDREN WITH FILTH AND CREATING CRIMINALS IN OUR MIDST YET STILL WE ACCEPT THEM IN OUR ISLANDS WITHOUT VISA. WE NEED TO BOYCOTT COMMONWEALTH IT DOSENT DO A THING FOR US, WE CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT THEM

  37. Thunder Horse
    April 5, 2010

    The UK will try her best to degrade former colonies who are slowly making a name for themselves in their rrespective regions, it has nothing to do with the ALBA. Dominicans are welcoming people all are welcome to our shores, it’s best we introduce visa on the British and link more with the Americans , French, Dutch and Canadian tourists.

    All the islands are guilty of selling passports to chinese and midlle east people, why single out Dominica from the major culprits of the region such as Antigua, , St Kitts and Barbados.

    I STILL THANK THE GOVERNMENT FOR LINKING DOMINICA WITH ALBA BECAUSE THE BRITISH WOULD NEVER CONSIDER DEVELOPING DOMINICA AND LOOKING OUT FOR THE WELFARE OF OUR PEOPLE AS A COMMONWEALTH STATE.

    THEY CAN KEEP THEIR COUNTRY, DOMINICA IS A MATURE STATE AND SOMEDAY WE WILL SEE THEM RUNNING TO US FOR HELP.

  38. Anonymous
    April 5, 2010

    I am a grenadian and i too hate the english,,i think its time for caribbean people to stop playing nice to these white devils. They ripped us of and today wants to put visa on us.

    • lola
      April 6, 2010

      what sort of person are you, white devils, you are a hater sir, you are the sort of person that causes so much racisum,, so you think there are no black british????? or is it just the white man you hate.

      i could name at least 10 people in dominica that have come back home after spending 20 years or so in the uk, and they have built there enormous houses in wall house and castle comfort with the money they make from buying there council house for 20-30 thousand pounds, and then selling it years later for 300 thousand or more, tell me if they had stayed here in dominica you tink they would have done that farming, hell no

      we go on so much about white people being racsisit, and yes i agree there are many, but my god man why you fueling de fire, i suggest you go home or even better go to church and read de bible more, and you will see that god loves all of us.

      plus this is our island not yours keep ya dam stupid comments or evilness to yaself.

    • April 6, 2010

      Where dat grenadian come out with his/her nonsense nuh??

  39. Mally
    April 4, 2010

    Ya Axa, (D/CAN TO THE BONE) didn’t get it:-)

  40. April 4, 2010

    I am not surprise @ this Visa restrictions on Dominicians & St lucians. Garford George

  41. April 4, 2010

    WELL, Patricia Jones if what you are claiming is true, we Dominicans have it hard under
    so called Political leaders.

    What kills me the most is that some people will put their necks down to defend their party,

    whether wrong or right. At the end all Dominicans are paying the price for the leaders.

    We need to investigate into the selling of our passports to foreigners.

    Just now Cuba will follow by put ting visa restrictions on us.

    Great Bittain has the right to protect its land.

    We need to know from the Govt of DOMINICA why this visa restriction.

    What deals that they have going on with the Chinese.

  42. April 4, 2010

    slap it on them Britian, Dominica has become a lawless place ,people from all over the world can now travel with our passports, criminals murderers launderers even terrorist. no back ground checks are done just money passing f rom hand to hand . we will pay and the haviest blow will be on the have nots in Dominica.I am staying tuned much more to come .

  43. wonderfull
    April 4, 2010

    Folks the situation is quite simple. Just remember what has cause us to be applying for visas for Canada!!!!!!!
    The government need to stop the economic citizen ship, Yes, but there is also the citizenship that is obtained through the “white marriages” or marriage for convienience.. all these spanish women that marry or men here just to geet the passport because the know it is easily obtained through the marriage, and those who after 5 years of stay are eligible for citizenship…. this is wrong we must not be so cheap.. these people only come here because our passport provide them the key to some of these countries..
    we need to revise our laws and make people prove that the have some interest in building this country before they get a passport

    • blue angel
      April 5, 2010

      witch countries the dominican passport open the doors to? get serious a dominican pasport is nothing better than a republic of dominica passport

      • just giving my 2 cents
        April 6, 2010

        LOL……….I totally agree- i’m curious to know which countires a Dominican Passport opens doors to….. Dominica is just a dot on the map to most people. Most people whom i’ve met in Canada don’t even know that there is a Dominica, much less where it is Dominica. The folks here are making Dominica out to be some big contender in terms of immigration – no one wants to immigrate to Dominica if they don’t know about it or where it is…… I say that the few Dominicans who have gotten the chance to go to these countries like England and make a name for themselves are lucky… it seems it is that rotten appels, the bad eggs of Dominica who go to these people country and stir up trouble who have created the issues which need to be dealt wiht. Looka t what is going on in Dominica now- somany heinous crimes… it’s the younger, newer generation that seem to be bringing dominica down… i’m from that generation and i am ashamed to be associated with Dominica based on the comments i read and the things which are happening there. People become too influenced by what the see on tv and forget the good old Dominican values that our granny taught us.

  44. April 4, 2010

    Dominicans need to know the facts, re Canada issuing visa for Dominican this have nothing to do with Dominican overstaying their visit to the Country the fact is that Dominica’s passport was found in Afghanistan, also there is a quota for each country for entry into Canada, do you people in Dominica know the number of Chinese who traveled to Canada with Dominica’s passport between 2001 and 2006, the number in very alarming, before Canada issue the visa for Dominican i worked at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, and i witness too many Chinese flashing dominica passport upon arrival at the airport, needless to say these Chinese could not say a word in English having Dominica Passport (CIC) Citizenship and Immigration Canada upon doing their research found out that the passport were being sold to the Chinese since these people were having difficulties entering Canada, no bad deed goes unpunished and this is the consequence that the citizens of dominica is paying for the corruption of their leaders.
    China who never jeopardize the well being of it’s citizen and nation for Dominican, also no matter how much scholarship or what ever the Chinese are doing and giving to Dominica these people do not like black people period, Dominica’s reputation is all blacked out and there will be no recovery, too many criminals and AMW are roaming the street of DA, the UK is protecting it’s nationals from all the Middle Eastern nationals who are seeking save haven in the Caribbean to be closer to the USA, and the UK do not want to see a flock of Haitians coming to it shores, the developed country in looking at the PM relationship with Chavez and believe me there is more to come, i would like to know how many Nigerians are residing in Dominica, do you know that dominica is on the list of t countries where fake educational documents are purchased and being issued, sorry for the innocent who have to suffer for the sake of bad leadership in the island

    • dreams
      April 5, 2010

      ure point is taken but still not taken!

    • DA State of Affairs
      April 5, 2010

      …as well as, in the near future, having to obtain a Visa in order to enter Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos, all of which are British Overseas Territories. As these are islands whereby it possible to gain entrance into the UK, other EU countries, USA and Canada.

      Dominica is being blacklisted and it is very unfortunate.

  45. Mally
    April 4, 2010

    The BrUtish need to just shut the *^%# up and start paying REPARATIONS to us for SLAVERY, and the Brutal treatment of slaves. They should have started paying reparations way back in the 50’s instead of the same visas they kept dangling to us island people to migrate to their COLD enclave.
    Peace Alan!

  46. Dominican with Foreign personality
    April 4, 2010

    thats why i can never make a child to have a dominican passport… too many disadvantages and things keeping you down… but then again, Dominicas spoiling it for thier selves….

    • wall_e
      April 4, 2010

      You just a stupid cookie monster acting all foriegn… screww britain

      • child
        April 5, 2010

        well said wall_e..dominican is blessed to have the safest country on earth and thats why every body wants a dominican passport ,i leave in newyork ,have a u.s passport but defenitely not giving up my dominica passport ,(and besides ,who want to live in those cold and boring city anyway,i would rather be on the beach today (easter monday) than going to work in the cold ).GOD BLESS OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY DOMINICA.

  47. April 4, 2010

    Well said Anthony! By the way, you have my dad’s name, rare but real. On another note, the British have built their wealth on our ancestors brute strength and the soil of Dominica, now they can’t get anymore from us, now it’s to hell with the desendants? To hell with the crown

  48. Anonymous
    April 4, 2010

    DOMINICA NEEDS AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT !!!

  49. wait and see
    April 4, 2010

    Firstly this is just a another money making scheme for the uk government but anyone in thier right mind will choose to get an american visa in the first place because in the uk you will only get a visa for 6mths where as if you are one of the lucky few you can get an american visa for 5-10 yrs so tell the uk gov to stay there still they tried it with trinidad and it did not work.

    • lola
      April 6, 2010

      i knew a woman who came to dominica a few years ago to open a business, i work for her and see how much she had to spend to come to dominica, and you know what make me laugh, de poor woman have to go for aids test and TB test and have screening for some sexually transmitted disease, and have a mental evealuation test done, then pay i think it was nearly 1000EC to get her visa.

      i laugh non stop you no, with the amount of hatian wit de hiv and sex disease who just come in and the amount of unprotected sex that go on in our country, my sister a nurse at de hospital and young girls of 11 and 12 with sex disease,outragous.

      has any dominica had to have these test for the uk or europe?????? any one?

      check out the requirments for british to come to dominica on the web site its true check it.

  50. D/can to the bone( foreign)
    April 4, 2010

    The government of Dominican should slap visa restriction on them also

    • axa
      April 4, 2010

      you is a fool (D/CAN TO THE BONE) IT THEM THAT GOT DE MONEY TO GO 2 U ALL COUNTRY AN SPEND THERE

      • DA
        April 5, 2010

        Is this an Anguillan answing D/CA TO DE BONE there?….please step back!! that ain’t your turf get back!!! you got sufficient problem of you own…watch your mouth!!

  51. LCM
    April 4, 2010

    One Thing leads to the next.

    Britain discontinued preferential treatment for our bananas and other produce. That was about the only thing that they did for the former colonies. The world knew we cannot compete with the larger banana producers on the world market . As a result the banana industry like many other produce from the islands before has died a slow death. Although i must admit we played some part.

    Selling of passports is as a result. It is like prostitution. Selling yourself to survive. The banana industry has been taking a beating so the governments decide to sell passports as a means to generate income. That is a sign of desperation.

    Now with the last decade being about terrorism every crook tries to get our passport for wicked intentions. I need not explain. Canada, had already placed visa ristrictions and now the UK talking about it.

    What is a poor mother to do when she cannot provide for he 70,000 children. They gonna have to leave home for greener pastures if it cannot be provided at home.

    The british should at least fight to keep the preferential treatment for our produce. That is the least they could do. This would at least keed industry and commerce secure so our government would not have to go to desperate measures of selling passports thereby having these friendly countries putting us on black list everyday.

    Still we continue to pass queen baton around during commonwealth day like they care about we caribbean/black people.

    • lola
      April 6, 2010

      ask skeritt why tesco cancal there contract last year, st lucia goverment just go and secure there farmers with a massive contract with marks and spencers in the uk, why cant ours, you know why, skeritt dont want that, he want mr chavez and mr castro and those chinese.

  52. Tete sot
    April 4, 2010

    I think it has to do more with the fact that our people are doing too much S*** in the peoples’ place. I see no reason why a person who is living illegally in a foreign country cant be respectful of the laws of the country. But we are just who we want to be. We are a better people than what some of us in foreign countries are potraying.

    • blue angel
      April 5, 2010

      yeah that s what i heared on radio actually. restriction because of conduct of the citizens of these countries they apply visa restrictions

  53. April 4, 2010

    it was going to happend sooner than latter,
    its not about D/ca who lives illegaly in the u.k., the Britts has mention quite often about …………….TAX treaty,I my self are not D/ca but I do have a saving in D/ca,they all want to know why europeans are living in the carribean,and living well,once we dont dont write out from our country but live about 6 months out,they start thinking,

    the British gov allready requested your gov the sneak in to your banks to see who all are saving in your banks on your Island,many of us who visits D/ca buy land and build a vacation cottage,and the britts needs more money,just like it is,the wealthy wants the onwealthy to pay for they life style,

    I quest the last thing for some of us to do are to give up our European passport and live with out hindrance in D/ca as a national there.aiiii que dollor,

  54. SET
    April 4, 2010

    How I say, stay in your country and develop it. Imperialism at work. We try to have our own voice and the Imperialist try to quiet us. Afer world war when they wanted cheap labour we were accepted. Now they no longer have use for us so they need to get reed of us.
    The Brits expoited many countries what have they given us in return. The Americans and British look for their interest. So should we. They welcone terrorist into their countries and they abuse friends. That’s why I say there is no terrorist. It is all a form of control.
    We shall survive here in Dominica. We shall not bend over for the Imperialist. Korea survived, So has Cuba. Zimbabwe continue to defy them.
    Look at the trend let’s look at our future Dominicans.

  55. just for your infor
    April 4, 2010

    British have not done anything for dominica than put us and the rest of the caribean in porverty on like america that develope thiere islands give them thiere ecurency make somthing out off the island yet all our streets in roseau hospitals and schools are name after some london who opress ous dont give a fu//////////k about us thiere visa we should learn to leave without them and visas take our streets, schools, hospitals .put it under good citizen name in da like prime mininsters docters and other noterble citizen in dominica do without them please they are full off s*** if you ask me

  56. cookie
    April 3, 2010

    to hell with those brits we should let them get visas for coming here too.those twisted toes and crooked body part f**ckers

    • doggy
      April 5, 2010

      everything that

      everything that happens in uk it happens in dominica to speak the truth dominica is sweeter than uk a million times when it comes to cost of living.uk is like a morden matrix mentality.

  57. Jerry Henderson
    April 3, 2010

    Moot point……After the 1960’s – 70’s who wants to go England, let alone over-stay in Britain when we can go to the US, France and many other countries more prosperous than Britain. Even the E.U wants them out but just won’t tell them that in order to help them save face. WHAT VISA, IT’S WORTHLESS!

    • dreams
      April 5, 2010

      lol…i feel u..choops i aint even hearing ppl saying they want to go england lol..lol..lol..i wanna c paris n die or boy ny ny lol..ENGLAND choops choops lol kicks

  58. Blacka
    April 3, 2010

    It’s not always Dominicans who are doing bad!! There are alot of people around the world with Dominicans passports doing who knows what.. Time they tighten this thing up. We have to change this up man we can’t have ppl spoiling our name 4 a free ride. Change the system on getting a passport make it more difficult than how it is now. Extend the amount of time 4b someone get that passport once they not born or don’t have family from here.

    I DONT LIKE THIS ONE AT ALL. CANADA NOW THE UK? NAH MAN WE HAVE TO BUCK UP

  59. NegGwaTanse
    April 3, 2010

    Dominicans will remain Dominicans. We believe the world revolves around us and will continue doing so even thought it is apparent that the world is changing before our eyes. We have been blinded by greed, poverty and a dimpled face and we will not see the light anytime soon. Dominica is slowly but surely being herded into a corner and will soon be branded as a corrupt failed state, supporter of dictatorial regimes and will share the prestige of countries like Iran, Somalia and Venezuela, just as we hold our ignorance as a Badge of Honour.

    Maybe it’s time that we experience the consequences of our actions – whatever they may be.

    ps. A Jack… from Portsmouth went to the UK a few months ago with a kilogram of cocaine strapped to his body. These are the fools who rule the streets of Portsmouth with the police unable to do a thing.

  60. ONE LOVE
    April 3, 2010

    NEXT LEVEL 4 LIFE. . . NOTHING TO DO WITH CHAVEZ OR ANYONE ELSE . . . WE DID IT ALL BY OURSELVES . . . CORRUPTION PAYS DIVIDENDS. . . CONGRATS SKERRO

  61. Ja
    April 3, 2010

    I see you guys all guessing why DA is in this mess…..what ever it is ………guys it’s bad for us.

  62. diasporagirl
    April 3, 2010

    hmmmm.things gettin from bad to worse…..sometimes we domiicans bring burdens on our selves…and only inooscent ppl payin the price…mAHGWAYSAH,,,,,read between the white man’s lines… it boils down to one fact….WHO IN WELL IN ALREADY , AND WHO OUT STAY OUT!

  63. OK
    April 3, 2010

    This is Dominica taken to the next level…..

  64. Anonymous
    April 3, 2010

    not a thing to do with Venezuela and selling passport but its us as individual who go in them people country and cause trouble. Dominicans without ‘papers’ murdering in antigua, Bvi, what you expect. Dominica Shape up man. Stop looking to blame everyone each of us need to balame our selves. Stop trying to make other people country ours illegally

  65. Thunder Horse
    April 3, 2010

    If history could repeat itself, Dominica would be far better off if we were apart of France and not England. The English are a set of Pathetic Pigs and goggling Turkeys

  66. COMMUNIST
    April 3, 2010

    i think we as dominicans must stop seeing other countrys as grenner pastures and start thinking of ways to develoup our self in our blessed country . at the end no one will have to treat us as nobodys .but we always belive that we can make our lives better only if we live dominica and go to some other country. remember population make a country

  67. Thunder Horse
    April 3, 2010

    Lets face it, we need to put VISA restrictions on UK Citizens as well because they harbour soo many terrorists , murderers, money launderers and satanists in the UK. Dominica should ensure that these people are properly screened when they come to our shores, not because they hold a UK Passport. its time for us to step up and open our eyes and let them see that we have power as well.

    We have survived without them for how many years and we have reached very far, to hell with singing GOD SAVE THE GRACIOUS QUEEN, her governme t is not gracious to DOMINICA, we also show Britain our allegiance just to get a kick in our ass from the white man.

    The only country which stood by Dominica was Venezuela and Cuba ALBA, and that is where we should be heading because lets face it UK, USA , CANADA and France is out of it , their economy is failing because of bad mind, they lived off our profits for soo long.

    Dominica is a self sustaining island and if we pull our resources together we will be better off. The uk CAN KEEP THEIR VISAS TO THEMSELVES WE DONT NEED THEM

  68. wall_e
    April 3, 2010

    Who …. care about that damm UK anyhow. One of the most wicked country throughout the course of history. BUNCH of blood suckers. They realise that they’ve now become so damm powerless and insignificant to the rest of the world. Ask yourselves what has the UK done for all its former colonies???? NOTT A DAMM THING! Except for the BVI where even if you were born the to foriegn parents you’ll NEVER be a citizen. YET, BVIslanders go have kids in Puerto rico, St thomas and florida.. Yet their governors are always some old white HAGGG!!…
    Screw the UK.. we’ve paid our price for far too long. and SCREEW these north islands and all there immigration bullshit. I’ve lived on a few of them and there not much better.. Maybe cheaper food and clothes.. THAS ALL

    • axa
      April 5, 2010

      am a anguillian an glad to b one we r in de north an glad to b there 2 an port of de uk

  69. April 3, 2010

    Ishmael, you seem to be the only respondent who understands the dynamics of international relations among those who chose to vent instead of vet. The visa requirements had been imposed on Jamaica, Trinidad and others long before this notification. Those who feel that government should have negotiated visa agreements with various countries need to understand that to the Diplomat or Prime minister it is a humbling experience; not a trade agreement.

  70. Manchat!
    April 3, 2010

    UCTHIS………I think u r full of……If u were not born in DA ,u should stay out of DA business….
    I do not think that Dominicans are no more trouble makers than any other Islanders.There are one
    or two isolated cases,but very minute…..This has nothing to do with the people of DA. per say. BUT THE CORRUPTED GOVT. OF DA. AND THEIR ILLEGAL PRACTICES……THE SOVEREIGNTY OF A
    COUNTRY SHOULD NEVER BE COMPROMISED OR SOLD FOR PERSONAL GAINES BY ITS GOVT.or any of its citizens………..
    Public attention must be focus upon the gaping hiatus between WHAT IS and WHAT MIGHT BE.
    We must think through issues!!!!!!!!………….so UCTHIS..U are the IDIOT….U should think and know your facts before U open your backside or blowhole!……….YOU ARE NOTHING BUT FOUL JACK-BACKSIDE!!

  71. Songre
    April 3, 2010

    Once again, Dominica is in the limelight huh? Yeah it is because we seems to be Vulnerable and being taken for Granted all over it seems. I can say categorically that it is utter nonsense for the British to come with this and I am expecting our Government to deal with this matter most expeditiously with a team of professionals from different parts of society. I am sick and tired of these people treating us the way they are doing, because they lack the moral integrity to do such.
    I will never give up on this and I personally will continue to write and to formally approach the stake holders who has a vested interest in protecting and helping our Country. Mr. Prime Minister we are too lack-a-daisical with these matters we need tough individuals to negotiate on our behalf and to let the British Government know we are no puppets and we are a sovereign nation now and won’t be detered by their scaring tactics, review your policies and programs and see how best you can make your people proud and resolute.
    I am not sure if it’s the Government at fault or it’s people it could be the policies thats been adopted by the Government or the people that are doing too many wrongs in Britain, either way we want to know the facts why as we are entitled to. I am a proud Dominican and I am going to defend it’s name and it’s people everytime even if is the last thing I do. We go around signing all these treaties and MOU and yet still we are being taken for a ride. I say we vote against them, do not attend their summits and register our frustration with them. Take it from me and there is not a damn thing they can do about it. It’s like Venezeuela, Cuba standing up and being counted and not being bullied or afraid to defend it’s people rights and priveleges in the the face of growing criticism.
    I can’t believe for a Commonwealth Country like ours we would have to be defending this, our people do not go to Britain and Bomb their stations or involve in any domestic terroism yet still when we go there we are being interviewed or looked at as terrorists and is the same countries that are labeled or classified rogue nations their people are given visa’s to enter Britain all the time, deal with them not us we are a peaceful nation and loving people and the world knows it. Britain get your act together and stop bullying little nations like ours, let’s stand people and let our voices be heard. God bless the Beautiful Nation of Dominica and it’s wonderful and proud people big up yourselves nuff respect. Thank You.

  72. .........I..........
    April 3, 2010

    is it only dominicans who are in the above position you described? I mean seriously you come on here and act as if you neutral but then you attack Dominicans. Everywhere you go there is someone illegal from many different countries. This may come as a surprise to you but there are many americans who are illegal all over the world. Eveen if that US blue passport give you the right to go anywhere it doesn’t mean you get to stay in people’s place undocumented. You aren’t Dominican you are just one of those who come get our passports so you can use it to your own advantage and then you have the audacity to come on DNO acting all crazy. Who’s the f**king idiot now?

  73. Concerned enough to comment
    April 3, 2010

    When posting a comment in response to what is a rather vague story surely the object is not to criticize Dominicans but rather to look behind the story and ask yourselves why Dominica not blame Dominicans! We are not the only nation in the world who have over-stayers or who have nationals who travel abroad and commit crimes. Why not ask why the UK isn’t taking steps to quel the flow of millions of Eastern Europeans who are flooding the country on a daily basis and sucking the benfits system dry! It is clear from your narrative that you should not be holding a Dominican passport because we do not want individuals as nationals who seize the first chance they get to criticize us. What we want is positive contributions and suggestions that can help us fight against what is a totally unecessary proposed requirement to a nation whose nationals have in no small measure contributed significantly to the UK as we know it today….from helping (with other Caribbean nationals) to rebuild the country after the 2nd world war onwards.

    There is no doubt that the issuing of passports to non-Dominican nationals needs urgent review and if there was any doubt as regards this particular issue the comment above clearly confirms it.

  74. Nathaniel Peltier
    April 3, 2010

    This was coming a long time now. It was just made more speedy by the amount of passport given away and sold. If we look next door at Guadeloupe and Martinique we can see what is to come. If you have a Dominican passport and have a Schengen visa you cannot get into these countries although they are under France. We as Dominicans have dirtied our water in a lot o places.
    So we must pay the price.

  75. Anonymous
    April 3, 2010

    THE SALE OF THE DOMINICAN PASSPORT IS THE PROBLEM…THOSE PASSPORT SOLD TO FOREIGNERS SHOULD BE REVOKED…

  76. coyote
    April 3, 2010

    I am a Dominican living in the UK,legally!I must agree with Anthony, Dominica,s economic out put is weak unemployment is high ,what conclusion do you think these people will come to when we visit there land.naturally they will think we have come to stay and lets face the truth most of us do.this is THE message to the government of DOMINICA FROM THE UK make sure your people have jobs,houses something to go back to.these politicians must stop looking out for themselves only, it is time to look after your people,your country STOP GRABBING.

  77. An Eye
    April 3, 2010

    It is important to note that Dominica and St. Lucia may not be the only countries that will be affected by new British immigration regimes. As an independent country however, the government of Dominica should implement its own immigration laws that benefit the country. The industrialized countries do not see tiny Dominica as part of a globalized equation because of its economic strength. Why would Britain care, when Dominica doesn’t quench its imperialistic thirst? The era of its exploits of Dominica is over and doesn’t feel it owes her anything. Dominica should then explore ways to sue Britain for its many years of colonization. On the other hand however, Dominicans of the diaspora should use their talents to promote Dominica, instead of undertaking unproductive behavior that tarnish the reputation of respectable Dominicans and the nation as a whole. Lets wait on the British rationale for its proposed immigration laws toward the island nation, then we shall determine an appropriate response…

  78. Sout Man
    April 3, 2010

    My friend, this is not the real reason. The British reaction is sort of inevitable. They have serious economic problems and very high unemployment so they are scapgoating us. The British Empire collapsed years ago, losing the U.S. colonies, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Jamaica, Trinidad, Guyana among many others. So Babylon Queendom has fallen. They are now paying a karma. Up to a couple decades ago,they would dump over one third of their dairy milk in the North Sea to keep the world market price high. Instead of donating it to the suffering folks in Africa and the “Third World”. So they have a price to pay. We will suffer in the process as well but these countries will pay a high price for their greed. Their concrete jungles and carbon dioxide smoke stacks just begin to backfire. Only a new international economic order, which they resist, and the coming of the Messiah, can save mankind from economic catastrophe! Don’t you folks resist Chinese and Haitians taking over our country? Similarly, the caucasians in the developed world are rapidly becoming a minority in “their own” countries. Dominicans, hold on to your land. Lease it if you must but do not sell it. We will have to return to the soil for survival. Jah Bless!

  79. once visited uk
    April 3, 2010

    the immigrations are racist i can say. been there and don’t want to go back. i can go to the us when and how I please with no trouble just get out when ur time up so tell the british go kiss dog @ss

  80. vi massive
    April 3, 2010

    DE BRITISH, TELL DEM GO TO HELL. WHAT THEY DO FOR DOMINICA, RAPE OUR WOMEN, AND KILL DE MEN. STUPZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    • lola
      April 6, 2010

      lol rape our woman, lol you not see those young dominican girls with those ugly white men, why you think they not wit the black man,,,,,,, money child

      i see one of those young bank girls in town with some skinny old ugly white man, you think its his body she for, lol more his bank account she keeping eye on and she de place to take her pick, lol

      and the black men of dominica are falling over themselves for the white british woman no matter age or size, lol.

      we should ask de dpp last time a british man slaughter or rape a dominica, cant remeber reading about it lately, but i have red about dominican men raping young girls and children just latley

  81. Alleyne
    April 3, 2010

    Well Well Well, here we go again. Tell me what are we getting form the UK, I think it have to do with economic citizenship program we give everybody our passport , and that thing started from the UWP administration and now the Labour party administration.

  82. Cassandra
    April 3, 2010

    There are plenty of Dominican passport holders, who did not aquire it by birth and this is probably one of the main causes of this warning by the U.K. Our minister of foreign affairs, and an expert in these matters would know but I doubt the govt. will enlighten us on this matter. There is a common link between us and St. Lucia. Remember the case of the Lucie immigaration man arrested in BVI in 2007 with six Haitians, who tried to enter on fake passports?

    • April 6, 2010

      I’m with you on that. I feel it has something to do with the Haitians and our ‘patois’. Cannot tell who is who, so all of all you stay out.

  83. hehe
    April 3, 2010

    HAHAHAHAHAHA this is funny as helll

  84. waiting for an answer
    April 3, 2010

    i wonder what our minister of foreign affairs have to say bout dat!!!!!!!!!!
    we waiting for the minister of foreign affairs to address the issue……

  85. April 3, 2010

    Our Prime Minister is chairman of caricom,when ever there is head of government meeting he alway say some thing about Daddy Chavez. Knowing that his IQ in diplomacy is not up there. I believe he should make Daddy Chavez negotiate the removal of that visa restriction on Dominica by UK. On the other hand we all can go to Venezeula and Cuba to hell with USA and UK.

  86. Who cares
    April 2, 2010

    Stuppes to the British they have never done a damn thing for us to hell
    with them and their Visa there is nothing to be had in England …..I remember standing in the hot sun singing ‘God save our gracious Queen” Oh how i regret singing this song…stuppes again to the British

  87. April 2, 2010

    AFTER THE ENGLANDERS EXPLOITED US , THATS THE PAYMENT THEY ARE GIVING US.

    WE CAN AND HAVE BEEN SURVIVING WITHOUT THEM.

    THEY CAN AS WELL EXCLUDE US FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS.

  88. Dominica's Future
    April 2, 2010

    Hmmn… I wonder when we will be able to survive in peace in this world… maybe when our own country can rise above it’s circumstances through us… one day we won’t need to look like we are degenerates compared to these superpowers!!!!

  89. MR. Right
    April 2, 2010

    i feel drugs is part of the problem

    • April 6, 2010

      I don’t care what anybody says, I jumping on the band-wagon too. I myself figure it have something to do with Haiti and the Haitians. Those British people checking after that earthquake, all Haitians going to come back-door to Dominica and St.Lucia.

      They don’t know the difference between us, all they know is that all of us can speak the french patois, so they clamping down on Lucians and Dominicans.

      Because,( not trying to be derogatory here,) everybody know those Haitians can find a way to reach England and Europe. If our government giving them passports willy-nilly, hopping on a plane to England is nothing for them.

  90. guadaman
    April 2, 2010

    well it have been so for quite sometime now,just that it was not called visa,but you could not go to england as you want,you had to go through a whole set of interogation,meet the british high commissioner,etc.it is just saying in words,what was being said in action.having said that,i believe Dominica needs to wake up,too many people have acess to dominican citizenship,without having to go through the normal process,imagine,i had to live in guadeloupe,for 22years,before i could get french citizenship,i believe dominica is being prostituted.

  91. BMS
    April 2, 2010

    I hope when the talks begins, our leaders say no!
    we do not want VISA Restrictions on our citizen

  92. Grand Bayrian
    April 2, 2010

    Britania is cutting the umbilical cord, one island at a time. No surprise there at all. I think some of us a quick to give reasons why the Britsh are considering to imposed visa against us. Simply is that There is preasure in England to be tougher on immigrants especially those of Craibbean descendants, Caribbean nationals are being blame for a rash of crime in England.

    But again, look Canada has put visa restriction against us for over ten years now, and what our Government does?…. Nothing! Not one minster has come up to Canada have a frank and honest discussion with the Canadian Government, or his counterpart in that matter.

    Guess what?, if you go to Government Head Quarters in Dominica, pick any Ministry, and look to see, plans that the government spend lots of Tax payers money ” The so called Master plans” submitted for projects, its Canadians, British, and Americans that are paid $100,000’s Dollars for plans and feaiibility studies that sit on shelves gathering dust.

    They talk about trying to get ex parts to come and contribute to the development of Dominica, These guys are a bunch of jokers. Ask the Chinese, they will teachl you how to do it, they some how find away to get the brightest to come back home, and contribute to the motherland.

    Look where they are today. if you look at almost every item you pick up in a store it is written “Made in China.” Dominicans we have a long way to go, and we must learn our lesson, we should stop falling face down, and all we do is to strugle to put our head above water. We can do better. we need to get out of the water of ignorant, and swim into the waterof clear attainable goals for our people..

    Britania wont save us, only we can save ourselves. We have the answer to our problems, but for some reason, we fight each other at every turn. When will we step up to the plate? Britania took everything they wanted from us, it became Great Britiain only from exploiting our forefathers, today, she owes us nothing. Therefore she is setting us lose. We have overstayed our welcome. HELLO & GOOOOD BYE.

  93. steve
    April 2, 2010

    THIS IS NOT ROCKET SCIENTIST. WE ADVERTISE OUR PASSPORT FOR SALE TO THE WORLD AND TERRORIST ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS INTO THE EUROPE WITHOUT HAVING TO GET A VISA OR USING THEIR COUNTRIES PASSPORT. DOMINICANS THIS ECONOMIC CITIZENSHIP IS HURTING US. WE NEED TO REALISE THE ACTIONS BY THE POLITICONS FOR PENNIES WILL HURT US IN THE LONG RUN.

  94. Emil Ti Kwen
    April 2, 2010

    Dominica’s Prime Minister should stand up like the Prime Minister of St. Vincent & The Grenadines and vow, that it is onlly over his dead body that Dominica will ever be for sale.

  95. April 2, 2010

    this is the begining of all sorry for Dominica , much more to come , when you lay down with DOGS you wake up w ith FLEAS. Take that ,everybody will feel it now . bobol and LIES dirty deals somebody is watching Much more to c ome .
    wake up my people smell the coffee.

  96. Anonymous
    April 2, 2010

    who wants to go to London anyway??

    Ridiculous fares, old smellin men …..

    the u s of a baby is the shizznit

    • doggy
      April 5, 2010

      independent dominica with the queens face on their money what a joke. … president just sitin down on his a** an get paid for it. so many resources and don’t know how to use it to make money out of it.

  97. Why some of our people cannot leave politics out of diplomatic arrangements? Everything in Dominica some people have to put politics. Britain has not stated in the news release the reasons for putting Dominica on notice. so leave the politics out. Jamaica had visa restrictions placed on them and other countries as well. Dominica and St Lucia will not be the first if it happens. To some people they have no respect for the Prime Minster,, he can do nothing to please them, these are the same people who have so many planks in their eyes, but see every speck in the eyes of others

  98. tjayinuk
    April 2, 2010

    well the british government really dont want domincans in their country after its our great and grand parents that help develop that bloody british country. After all we should be able to travel to and from england without any hussle and even make a living for ourselves without all these visas shits. I think the visa system is just a money making business where one can get refused and appeal but yet still turn down. We allowed british citizen to come bck to ur country without no hassle. the brisitsh system is so un fair.. why cant our people b allowed to file for us like the US government.. we a only allowed six month visitation to london and still got to have visas. We a not the ones that cause any crimes in their country all dominicans that i know that lives in the UK are hardworking people who wants to do good for their selves.Shame on the british government for wanting to put visa entry to the UK we deserve better…

  99. Wait A Minute
    April 2, 2010

    Why before Dominicans hear a story we like to just jump at all kinds of wild conclusions without getting the facts. I mean do some people really think before they write or speak in this country? How could anyone read this story and in their right mind jump and conclude that it is because of our ties to Venezuela really baffles me. If it was so then why not also Antigua and St Vincent who are alsol members of Alba (St Lucia by the way is not yet finds itself in a similar situation to Dominica).

    It is obvious that the British has been toughening their immigration laws for sometime now and it very well look lilke the intention is to put ALL the caribbean islands on their list eventually. We are just gonna have to live with that. Meanwhile we just need to try and chart a development path for ourselves that will put all our people to work and not need them look elsewhere.

    the British has used us enough and after having abandoned us economically are now restricting us entry into their country. The first attack was on protection given to our bananas, recently we hear of the travel tax to the Caribbean which will result in less tourists visiting our shores, now this. We need not fiight with ourselves over this. We did nothing wrong. This was ALWAYS on the cards. Now is the time for the Caribbean and we as black people to stand together more than ever. UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL!!!

  100. Chavez Jr.
    April 2, 2010

    I totally agree wth u myfriend …..I…….., well said, u see we have nothing of economic value to these imperialistic powers after they plundered our little islands. So u know thats it for our struggling banana industry. Can u imagine the x mother land imposing restriction on us after enriching themselves .I will stick to my Daddy Chavez. Cono su madre,los britancos.

  101. Burning the Candlers from Both Ends
    April 2, 2010

    First the British is imposing higher travel taxes on persons travelling to the Caribbean from Britain – no matter who you are.

    Second this proposal for Visa restrictions.

    WHAT COULD BE THE REASONS?

    1. Not environmental but to keep British Financial Resources within Britain – thus help kill the Offshore Financial Services Sector of Dominica and the Caribbean

    2. As the vast majority of Dominicans and other West Indians who are getting beyond 55 years of age prefer to go back home to retire it means these folks will consume less British services and will result in a net export of foreign currency to Dominica and more imports from Japan, China, USA and Canada

    3. There is a major consortium of British Companies who express an interest to do some major investments in Dominica, St. Lucia and Antigua and the British Government is not happy since there will be a humungous amount of capital flight. We know they have been monitoring the telephone conversations for some time now.

  102. My Goodness
    April 2, 2010

    The next level

  103. Anonymous
    April 2, 2010

    Ya’ll know the Saying: F&%# THE BRITISH..

  104. mike
    April 2, 2010

    i will mention only 2 things VENEZUELA and DOMINICA SELLING PASSPORTS

    • Concerned
      April 2, 2010

      St Kitts also has an economic citizenship program, so it has to be more than the selling of passports.

      • mike
        April 2, 2010

        no its not just the selling of passports but is who we selling our passports to we selling them to people from countries that have been blacklisted as terrorist surporters drug pushers and so on

      • Dominican In Dominica
        April 2, 2010

        St. Kitts Passports are not sold to chinese drug lords and whoever want come get a passport like Dominica passports are sold ….. There process is more legit….

      • And?????
        April 3, 2010

        Its Not a matter of just selling the passports but do you have the capabilities to ensure that the persons you sell them for are not of questionable background. We don’t. We don’t check deep enough. We sell our passports to anyone with 50,000. USD

      • Justice
        April 3, 2010

        US also sells passports ! Weak arguement .. Do not make it political. It is what your sister or child go to the UK and do.

      • DISGUSTED!
        April 3, 2010

        shut up, ‘concerned’!

      • I KNEW THAT WAS COMING
        April 3, 2010

        Hear, hear, wise person and it is nice to see someone actually sitting back and thinking with those brains that the good lord gave us for a change on here, instead of the absurdity that flies out from some people’s mouth on this forum.

        Yes it is more than that as you rightly pointed out and it has to do with the over-stayers, those getting themselves in criminal activity and coming the attention of the Police and Immigration authorities………need I go on.

    • I KNEW THAT WAS COMING
      April 3, 2010

      I G N O R A N T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      That has nothing at all to do with the current situation that Dominica is now faced with.

      What has got us on that list is when Dominicans, as I know them, and so do you, not Venezuelans (stop blaming other people and sort our s*** out), come to the UK under false pretences of being on holiday and no fully well that they do not plan to return.

      It would seem that they some how think because they got in and never left the country after the time they gave them has expired, the records will not show they never departed when that date arrives.

      Unfortunately, a lot of Dominican also come over here and stay as illegals after their time to leave he country has passed and get themselves involved in all sorts of issues with the law, unsavory characters, etc, etc.

      Until we can get back to the days when people would visit and then return to DA till the next time they visit then I suspect it is going to get tougher and tougher.

      Mark my words the states is also talking about this huge immigration problem, as there a thousands of people in the states who are illegal and have been for years, not to mention places like Canada, France and others are also tightening their belts, not just for DA but for St Lucia as well.

      Yes ago when a lot of those other island were on the list DA never used to be there but now we have passed so many of them which is a shame and that is why we and St Lucia are the ones posing most concern to the authorities after they did the maths at the moment.

      TAKE HEED DOMINICANS AND WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!

  105. INSIDER
    April 2, 2010

    Dominica should have taken steps to have visa requirements to ( CANADA, AND THE EUROPEAN UNION:FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, ETC.) DROPPED LONGTIME. IF THESE VISA REQUIREMENTS WERE DROPPED WE WOULD HAVE THE NUMBER OF DOMINICANS WHO STAY IN THE DEVELOPED COUNTRIES DEVIDED INTO THE NUMBER OF COUNTRIES AND COUNTRIES LIKE THE UK WILL NOT SEE US AS MUCH OF A BURDEN BECAUSE INSTEAD OF 1000 DOMINICANS STAYING IN THE UK ILLEGALLY BECAUSE OF SEARCH FOR A BETTER LIFE, ETC., SOME OF THAT 1000 WILL STAY IN FRANCE, CANADA, ETC.

    SINCE WE ONLY HAVE ONLY ONE DIPLOMATE WHO STUDIED DIPLOMACY IN DOMINICA’S DIPLOMACY CIRCLE, WE HARDLY HEAR ISSUSES SUCH AS VISA REQUIREMENTS BEING DROPPED BEING DELT WITH.

    THE UK IS THE ONLY FIRST WORLD COUNTRY WE DON’T NEED VISAS TO VISIT, IF THE UK PUT VISA REQUIREMENTS ON US WE WILL HAVE NOTHING TO BARGAIN WITH IN ORDER FOR COUNTRIES SUCH AS CANADA TO DROP THEIR VISA REQUIREMENTS.

    DESPITE ALL THAT DOMINICANS WHO TRAVELL TO THE UK AND ANY OTHER COUNTRY WITH THE INTENTION TO STAY SHOULD TRY THEIR BEST TO DO THAT IN A LEGAL MANER.

    AS SOON AS WE PAST THE 6 MONTHS GRACE PERIOD THAT IS BEING GIVEN TO US BY THE UK, THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE ACTIVE IN HAVING OTHER DEVELOPED COUNTRIES DROP THEIR VISA REQUIREMENTS.

    • none sense
      April 2, 2010

      The Government need to implement visa for other countries to come in our country too

    • I KNEW THAT WAS COMING
      April 3, 2010

      I am totally confused……………………………………………………………………………………………….. It is not just the government’s responsibility but also that of adult Dominicans who know full well from the time the left DA to the time they arrive their intentions.

      Whether it is to make a better life or not, immigration laws of countries are their to be adhered to and when broken one risk facing the wrath, so the morale of the story is to cease this practice.

  106. Here
    April 2, 2010

    Dominica is like “whosoever will may come”, giving citizenship randomly not realize what is going on in the world. These folks carrying Dominican passports who are not Dominicans and who may not have lived in the country for any substantial amount of time to qualify for citizenship are a threat to many nations (some of them). Now the innocent must pay for the guilty. This is the price that we pay for being so gullible…

    …There is a lot more to come.

    • andy
      April 2, 2010

      You are absolutely right!

    • none sense
      April 2, 2010

      True that u are so damn right. It have Chinese that saying they are Dominicans and they don’t even living in poor Dominica. the government need to implement Visa for for France, Guadeloupe, Martinique, even UK too, and other Countries that want us as Dominicans to get Visa to visit there country, they need visa to visit ours too.

    • I KNEW THAT WAS COMING
      April 3, 2010

      I assure you my dear that as an Immigration Officer, people from Dominica are not as you say Venezuelans, and others that passports are alledgedly sold to but Dominicans through and through so go figure.

      Continue to blame everything that Dominicans are doing wrong abroad the sorry lame excuse of ‘economic citizenship’ as if all of the over-stayers are actually from another country using Dominicans passport and see when that will get the island.

      The people who are staying are genuine Dominicans born and in most cases bred…………and I assure when I liaise with my colleagues in the Police Service as well, and have to co interview them sometimes, they are actually ‘true Dominicans’ and I know this because my parents are also from Dominica, so I think the difference is clear.

      Instead of rushing to the N I L E RIVER to bury our heads and start pointing fingers at who is responsible, what is causing this and blaming the whole world, we need to think of ways to collectively curb this practice as if it continues it will not be an inconvenience free practice, (to attend weddings, funerals, graduations and just regular holidays).

  107. Bertillia
    April 2, 2010

    Thought we were part of the Commonwealth and as such should not require visas for entry.Hmmmmm. Maybe this is one of our many wake up calls. First the Privy Court kind of saying they are fed up with having to decide our appeal cases and now this. Although this is not new sort of because Dominican have been depoted upon arrival for no substantive reason except to say you need a visa, without a right to appeal in the past.

    • HMMMMMMMMM
      April 2, 2010

      Darling, Tortola is part of the British and yet they have their own passports, and if you were born in the BVI and your parents are not from here you are not a citizen! yes you heard it rite. you only can be a citizen of Tortola one of your parents or grandparents are from there. or u naturalize . So even if you were born in the British Viring Islands and your parents aren’t from there, you have to seek citizenship from your parents homeland until you get of ”age” and do a bunch of s*** to get it. So if the do their own dependants that,,,,,, ask yourself what would they do us. The UK has no consideration for us Black Caribbean people, so when we do get to go there that is why we have to behave and make the best of our stay. They have it out for we.

      • Don't you wish?
        April 3, 2010

        Exactly. Although they are starting to register children now when they reach 10 yrs to become a citizen of BVI. That’s those whose parents are not from there and were born there.

        But get this. In order for them to become a British/UK Citizen you have to register and then they give you a certificate saying that you are one of them, and then you can apply for a UK passport. And that goes for both native BVIslanders and children who were registered or naturalized as a BVIslander. And its 400 pounds. And Tortola is stil la British Subject. So anything they do to Dominica, I will not be shocked!

  108. .........I..........
    April 2, 2010

    Look at the the colonists who massacred thousands of indigenous indians, raped so many african ancestors and is infact one of the most corrupt systems are trying to block Dominicans. Wow. Thats okay because the US has alloted thousands of visas for Dominicans and actually is providing many Dominicans without a criminal background 10 year visas. No one wants to see the british mens crooked teeth anyways. They haven’t helped Dominica or the Caribbean so who cares about the british. Don’t play by UK rules, play by DA rules. DA has survviedmany years without british help. I mean the only thing they did successfully was rape and murder!

    • Sout Man
      April 2, 2010

      Brother, when you play hardcore politics, I will agree with you and I will go further and quote you, “who cares”. The British plundered our resources. We were the world’s leading producer of limes and high quality producer of other citrus fruits, cocoa and bananas. They never helped us develop light manufacturing industries around these agricultural products. They took everything in its raw form to develop their industries. They want to do to us what the French did to Haiti and the USA is doing to Cuba when they dislike your world outlook of solidarity with struggling people. How many Dominicans go to UK anyway? Those who have their British passports will still get to keep it and those with legitimate reasons will still get the visa. They always had stringent barriers anyway. We must discard all the British names in our country like Queen Victoria Street ( to E. C Loblack Blvd), King George 5th street (Mable James, Scobbie, P. R. John, Karam, Lockhart Sebastian, Thomas Kentish, Dr. Griffin ); you get the drift. Anything and any body – Iris Kapula, Uglie Willie, whatever. No Windsor Park – Thomas Kentish played both cricket and football at DGS.In fact, he was an allround athlete; let’s honour him instead.

    • hehe
      April 3, 2010

      uurrmmm u do kno that alot of whites in america CAME from Britain originally right?? i mean…it started somewhere lol so that thing about rape n sh*t is funny as hell. another thing is that.. AMERICA DONT EVEN WANT YALL EITHER! do u seeee them red necks publicly displaying their DISGUST in immigrants coming to the US!? most of the racist comments on Dominica COMES from the US ( you hear dem Ross students dissin us behind our backs!) and y u think they themselves at Ross…? its cuse they cya afford a local medical skool! … and wen u come n work in Britain and make that pounds u know wen u go back to D/A u more set up than those who live and work in the US doin the same job!…? sigh ur comments are dumb if u gotta blame n e one blame the dominicans who put us in such a predicament.

    • tyrell
      April 3, 2010

      OMG, lol! That was CLASSIC! You speak the gospel, my friend!!!

    • lola
      April 4, 2010

      man you really have to stop with the stupid slave times. if the british thought the same way, they would not bother with europe [germany] or the irish [IRA], or even if you go back to there history of henrey the 8th, it was always some one attacking them, as well as the romans and vikings doing raping and pillaging for over 1000 years, check ys history.

      the british i will have you know where the first to send the navy to our waters during hurricane dean, the HMS Portland…
      so where is chavez when there is hurricane…, he cant even run his own dam country, and that is another reason why england backing off… skeritt is linking himself up with nothing but communist, china also, let me ask you, if chavez country and china so good, why is it that there own people dont even want to live there,but it seem the whole world want to go to england, why because they are a friendly generous country, the only country i know that you can go and be sick, and they give you the best health treatment for free, a british person would not get that in dominica, nor would you get it in the state, i know people die in the state cos they cant afford to to be ill there.

      and you do not see england going to countries bribing prime ministers so they can buy passports, all british i know in dominica are waiting the right time before they apply, and pay the fees for there passports,they do not get any free importation like the chinese thats why all our dominican stores are going and our dominicans losing jobs… the chinese will not employee dominicans soon, they will own everything

      i do not blame the UK for backing off, all those talliban and IRA are all going to venezuela to do there terroist trainning.

      so before you start to say these things dont be arrogant and go through ya history, as england has many times helped dominica over the past years, you just see stadiums and oil refinerys and think chavez, and chinese our friend, well wait and see, skeritt will have to pay one day, and it will be from the dominicans pocket it will come, so get ready to get ya american visa but just dont be sick, or even better why not move to venezuela or china.

    • that is just plain bulls*** whoever this idiot is where you get your information from in wat book you hear 1000 dominicans gettin 10 year visas,and is people that have old character and criminal background that getting visas not d innocent people that just want to see the place that is why they have all that crime cause is terrorist they givin visas..so stop talk shit and hate on the british.i would rather see dem british crooked teeth than go to the us and a bom come out from no where and kill me…

      • Manchat!
        April 5, 2010

        A?…Are u OK…….,you are so off base
        PLZZZZZ!..do some research and come again…you need to educate yourself cool?…..
        Hope to read a better response from you!………(lol)…

      • .........I..........
        April 5, 2010

        why don’t you all do your research. Maybe if you domincans would go do research you would findout. Because my family sure found out. Every country in the world is alloted a certain amount of visa spaces for the yer from the US goveernment. At one point last year the island of Dominica wasn’t given the full amount of visas alooted to it because there was a reduce amount of people applying and those who were couldn’t legitimately get any because their documents weren’t in other amongst other reasons. I wouldn’t come here and bullshit talk if I didn’t know what I was talking about. So before you maniacs come critizing me go do you your research. Thats how you black folks get trampled on because you never educate yourselves. But thats fine.

        Second of all actually most white americans are of german ancestry! Got to your fact book before trying to come at me again. Silly people!

      • .........I..........
        April 5, 2010

        Just so you know there is more bombing in England than in America. Could you go back to school now? Seriously. Since after September 11th have you seen really bombing sprees like what goes on in Europe ? Plz !!!!!!!!

        I will stay with those Racist Americans because at least they give you a fightin chnace now. I don’t see britian opening any doors. And even if america doing it for their own advantage they are doing something that helps.

        p.s I did mention that I graduated top of my class in an ivy league okay so all those calling me idiots from bagatelle or country where ever you from need to sit yourselves down some where. Black folks can’t teacj you all nothing!

        • lola
          April 6, 2010

          you have all your money for your medical then???????

          • .........I..........
            April 6, 2010

            yes madam lola I hve all my medical, 401k, life insurance and a bonus. cause I use my brain cells to get to where I am today. Sit down!

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  109. jah cure
    April 2, 2010

    check daddy cheves,he knows the reason why the uk will be putting visa on da.

  110. Anthony P. Ismael
    April 2, 2010

    This is a vague story. The UK’s Home Secretary’s language sounds like code word for the following reason: Weak economic output from the Dominican Economy, coupled with high unemployment means that visitors to the UK from these islands will not be returning home after visiting the UK.

  111. 4ALL2C
    April 2, 2010

    NOT surprising!! Too many chinese and Iranians and other middle esatern countries using our passports. I guess we must be heading towards a TERRORIST LIST Soon…

    • Concerned
      April 2, 2010

      4all2C, a large number of Iranians, Chinese and Iraqis are also using the St Kitts passport. You would note St Kitts has visa free entry. It must also be noted that St Lucia does not have an economic citizenship program. That suggests that it is a lot more than just the passport issue.

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