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Over twenty thousand birth certificates issued post Maria

by: Dominica Vibes News - September 28, 2018
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Minister for Justice, Immigration and National Security, Rayburn Blackmoore

Over twenty thousand birth certificates have been issued since the passage of Hurricane Maria last September.

Minister for Justice, Immigration and National Security, Rayburn Blackmoore mentioned this during the last sitting of Parliament last week where he said that twenty thousand, one hundred and forty-four birth certificates were issued.

He explained that a majority of those were replacement birth certificates as most people had lost their birth certificates and important documents during the hurricane.

The Registry also issued one thousand, one hundred and thirty-two death certificates and two thousand and forty-three marriage certificates since Maria’s passage.

According to the Minister, “We have issued waivers to 765 persons.” This he said is in reference to persons who applied for marriage certificates and passports.

Meanwhile five passports have since been reported as stolen.