Featured

UK Embassy dismisses fake travel advisory letter circulating in Dominica

The United Kingdom Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados dismissed a fake travel advisory letter spreading in Dominica.

The United Kingdom Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados dismissed a fake travel advisory letter spreading in Dominica. The document started circulating on Thursday morning, after which the statement was issued.

“It has come to our attention that a document purporting to be UK travel advice has been circulating in Dominica. This document is fake,” the UK Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados, stated while maintaining that its citizens have no threat during their travel to Dominica. 

The Embassy said travelling to Dominica is safe, “Most visits to Dominica are trouble-free; there’s no recent history of terrorism in Dominica,”. It advised citizens to still be vigilant and follow weather advice during the Hurricane Season. 

Statement Issued by the United Kingdom Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados regarding fake advisory letter in Dominica.

Prime Minister of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, also advised people to be guided and safeguard themselves from misinformation.

The letter, purporting to be UK travel advice, was so intense that it was directly created to tarnish Dominica’s image ahead of cruise ship season. The fake letter referred to the island as a crime-rich and unsafe space for foreigners. Some media houses also circulated fake information without doing any fact-checking. 

Fake letter

Many locals have lashed at political parties for running dirty campaigns that can affect the locals associated with the tourism and hospitality industry. The letter was part of fear-mongering being done by the opposition as it tried to find new methods of spoiling the country’s image.

“This is wrong; it is not fair play; why United Workers Party want to do something that is gonna affect our lives? If you scare foreigners with such fake letters, then it is gonna be our loss, the loss of locals who make money by providing services to tourists,” said a local named Miriam Josephs. 

Another local named John Fontaine also expressed anguish on fake information, citing that such people must be prosecuted for their actions, “The opposition people need to take a chill and stay back; why they want to kill our island’s reputation? Dominica is safe; there are no such things happening or ever happening, as they mentioned in the fake letter. For God’s Sake, Stop it now,”.

The fake letter comes as the country goes into snap general elections on 6 December 2022. It is also a symbol of desperation, showing how the opposing forces from within the island are trying to tarnish its reputation internationally.

Share
Admin Admin

Published by
Admin Admin

Recent Posts

Saint Lucia: HelpAWS welcomes “Sweet Lucy”, shares her story

HelpAWS welcomed sweet Lucy in their family, who has been failed by humans too many… Read More

7 hours ago

Dominica: PM Roosevelt Skerrit to host press conference on Jan 30

Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit will host the press conference on Monday, January 30, 2023,… Read More

7 hours ago

India: Kashmir’s Gulmarg makes first glass igloo restaurant

A glass igloo restaurant in the middle of the snow-covered mountains in Gulmarg has gathered… Read More

8 hours ago

India: PM Narendra Modi launches Winter Games, lauds Kashmiri sports star

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the government of India launched the Winter Games in… Read More

9 hours ago

Dominica to host final matches of U13 and U17 in Football tournament on Jan 30

The finalists in both the 13 and under and U17 Division of the Sports Division… Read More

11 hours ago

Dominica: SunRise is back for Real Mas 2023, ASA BANTAN to perform

SunRise- Mas An Lawi has returned to the shores of the Commonwealth of Dominica with… Read More

12 hours ago

Saint Lucia: Two matches played in Domestic Cricket Tournament on Jan 28

The 2023 Gros Islet Domestic Cricket Tournament, sponsored by District Representative Kenson Casimir continued on… Read More

13 hours ago

Saint Lucia: 2023 Gros Islet Domestic Cricket tournament hosts 50 over side game

The 2023 Gros Islet Domestic Cricket Tournament, sponsored by District Representative; Kenson Casimir, continued on… Read More

14 hours ago

Kathy Di Paolo: Famous Instagram influencer and digital nomad

Kathy Di Paolo founded Wanderers Wealth, an international tax consultancy service for travellers. Kathy is… Read More

14 hours ago

Dominica set to host Amnesia Band 2023, Melissa Skerrit invites bands to register

The Commonwealth of Dominica is all set to host Amnesia Band 2023- Crazy Mess featuring… Read More

1 day ago