Nurse accused of selling fake vaccine cards is defended by public-health official, who says scam did not originate with her

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REAL NEWS: A woman from the Ottos area reportedly has been arrested for falsifying vaccination cards and selling them for a hefty sum; but a public-health official says the alleged scam did not start with her.

On Monday, REAL News learned that the woman, a young nurse, had been taken into custody after the Police got word that she was involved in the alleged fraud.

Reports say the woman, whose licence to practice nursing in this country has been revoked, was issuing the fake temporary yellow cards for a fee.

However, a public-health official says the nurse is “taking the rap” for a scam that did not begin with her.

He claims that the young woman only recently returned from studies and took up her duties, whereas Information Minister Melford Nicholas had revealed, several weeks ago, that the card system had been compromised.

This is why the Government transitioned to the permanent card, which carries a barcode and other fail-safe features, he says, adding that the Police need to investigate where the scheme began.

Another resident, meanwhile, asks who is responsible for issuing Prime Minister Gaston Browne a local vaccination card.

She says that transposing information from Browne’s CDC-issued card to an Antigua and Barbuda ID smacks of illegality, since he claims he was vaccinated by an American doctor with a drug that was not legal here, at the time.

“If that is not falsification, then I don’t know what is,” says the woman, who is an American citizen, herself.  “Why aren’t the Police looking into that, as well?” she asks.

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39 COMMENTS

  1. Because it isn’t illegal you halfwit. Focus on the corruption that took place with the nurse and the fact her and whoever else are endangering our LIVES

    • Oh Gaston didn’t endanger your life? When he only Claims to have taken his vaccine? His story changed numerous times! Our whole government system is shambles and that’s y they have an issue where the vaccine cards are concerned!

    • # Oh Really : you’re calling folks Halfwit you sound like a real DUMBASS.talking about endangering lives .
      LOL use your friggin BRAIN for once in your lousy life..
      No vaccine in the world can stop anyone vaccinated and unvaccinated from getting Covid so how in Antarctica can it be endangering anyone.

    • She save your damn lives..
      .stupid person if you all only see what nurses see happening to you all after vaxx even our own staff in the hospital that is not talking..
      .smh I wish educated people was sensible

  2. Yall always trying to shift the attention away from the real issue and place blame at the feet of the PM why not focus on the scheme that was allegedly committed by the nurse? She is the accused here. Not the PM. Let’s no forget that ok.

    • The PM should be focused on as much as the nurse. He created all this with his big mouth-hungry money glutter about enriching yourself. The nurse saw an opportunity and took it. I am sure that the PM would have done the same. For example, Officer Ray John saw the passport selling opportunity and he took it. By the way, I don’t condone such behavior or practice. This is endangerment of people’s health status and life.

      • You are really sitting on your brains spouting some much DoDo with your ignorance about the leader of Wadadli. You can disagree strongly with your foolish political hatred but at least show that you have class and integrity. Sadly, your bitterness is showing that you are a classic Nincompoop.

  3. This is exactly the problem in Antigua . We have created two societies when it comes to justice . Who you know ,what you have and in some cases,the people you are connected with. The PM is the one that said ,an embargo was on the Moderna . If that was the case ,the vaccine enter the country illegally . Oh Really ,use common sense and not political affiliation.

  4. I don’t agree with what she was alleged or accused of doing. However, If I was the nurse, I would have said that the PM said to enrich ourselves when an opportunity arises. So, that was what I was doing “Enriching Myself.” If it was a government official caught doing it, we will have never heard anything until they done earned thousands of dollars for selling fake vaccination cards.

    • @Trevor you are an idiot.
      By your reasoning why stop there.
      Steal a bread the P M says enrich yourself
      Steal a cow the PM says enrich yourself
      The foolishness that’s posted sometimes all in the name of politics is shameful.

  5. Stop the vaccinations on a Saturday. When you see smoke there is FIRE. Let people get it Monday to Friday at the clinics and pay the darn clinic nurses more than 3000/mth.

    I dont believe that anyone in public office said she is taking no rap. What I do believe is that rogue ppl will always find a way to get what they want be it PM, Nurse, Contractor or Lawyer.

  6. She should know better. Whether it originated with her or not is only part of the issue.

    She knew what she was doing and she did it anyway and collected $$.

  7. So what Gaston did, is it any different when doctors , nurse or other medical professionals are flown in here to carry out procedures or on an air ambulance?
    Stop beating a damn dead horse.
    If the woman sell vaccine cards, whether alone or in cohutes, she is wrong and dead wrong.
    Stop making excuse for nonsense.

    • Yes its different to emergrncy airlift…if you are saying top health ppl sanctioned it, then do share some more. All of them and this nurse will now need to go 1735.
      The cowardly nature of wanting to hide a jab, cause as was demonstrated last week – fool the nappyhead lowIQ people while we practice selfbetterment, is not honorable as a chief servant.

  8. Vaccinated people are so paranoid. They actually took the vax but are still so afraid of the unvaccinated people who don’t even have the virus. Shouldn’t they be so protected and less fearful?

    • Ever get halfway through an answer and forget the question? That’s what we’re doing here. They came with the vaccine to solve the virus, now they’re trying harder to save the vaccine than the people. My question is, after we have jabbed 90 pus % of the people and the virus keeps spreading…what next? Asking for friends in South Korea and Israel.

  9. Matthew Dibble, a professional musician, recently died from a brain haemorrhage after receiving his first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Mr Dibble was complaining of a headache shortly after his AstraZeneca injection. He went to the hospital for help, and was told that what he was suffering from was just a ‘minor’ headache.

    He was sent back home.

    However, two days later he was found by his mother, in a ‘drowsy’ and ‘atonic’ state. She called an ambulance, and he was rushed to hospital, where tests showed that he was suffering from a ‘right side haemorrhage’ caused by ‘extensive Cerebal venous sinous thrombosis – where a blood clot forms in the brain’ – and people wonder why’s there’s a growing black market in ‘falsifying’ vaccination cards.

    YET, THE GOVERNMENT ARE STILL INJECTING THEIR CITIZENS WITH THE ASTRAZENECA VACCINE, AND ACCEPTING DELIVERIES OF THIS BLOOD CLOTTING DRUG … GO FIGURE!!!

    My condolences to his family and friends, and may Mr Dibble Rest In Peace!

    • I Am Hearing About So Many After Affects From All Of The Vaccines, Drastic Situation, Drastic Measures. No One Should Judge Her. It Is Written With The Fingers Of Jesus Christ “HE WHO HAS NO SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE”. We Know What Caused It. A Corrupt Government, From: Selling Barbuda Sand and giving Barbuda nothing from it, Pocketing The Money and Sending Their Children To England For Higher Education… Selling Passport ( Government Official)Selling Antigua Land To The Highest Bidders, and As The Prime Minister Gaston Browne Incourages “Enrich Ourselves When Oppertunity Arises” Asot Michael Even Questions How The PM Got So Rich While In Office, I Say To Add To That “Yet Antigua Still So Poor?

    • You mean the PM Baldwin Spencer who said “the engines are NEW”???? ok seen. I hear you loud and clear 🤣🤣🤣🤣 and “ASHE LIED”

  10. The amount of corruption that these Antiguan PMs partake in. Where is Gaston’s Proof of vaccination??? We all know he didn’t get jabbed and he would NEVER vaccinate his pickneee. Free the Nurse. Them vaccines aint stopping no covid anyway.

    Meanwhile, Antigua government sells passports and land to criminals. The chickens will come home to roost. This whole Plandemic is one big Scam!

    #FreeTheNurse

  11. Gaston Browne and his cabal mandating persons to be Vaccinated. Is he,Gaston Browne really Vaccinated? I am fully Vaccinated by taking 3 Moderna Doses,to include a Booster Dose. Selling of Vaccine Cards have been said by many in the USA,I have no proof of that. I do believe it has happened. Persons always find ways to manipulate the systems put into place anywhere,even in Antigua and Barbuda. I do hope in this instance it is well investigated. Those found to have committed crimes are arrested and charged to the letter of the Laws. Or would it end up like the alleged Customs Broker who supposedly forged the TAP DAWG SIGNATURE.

  12. Yea while investigating remember the cemetary and remember to investigate why some people get promotions overnight. #complicit #distanceoneself #salvation

  13. We are quick to condemn wrong on the smaller man, but the top dawg we find excuses for the corruption, if we not going to address the top dawg corruption don’t condemn the lady

  14. I Am Hearing About So Many After Affects From All Of The Vaccines, Drastic Situation, Drastic Measures. No One Should Judge Her. It Is Written With The Fingers Of Jesus Christ “HE WHO HAS NO SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE”. We Know What Caused It. A Corrupt Government, From: Selling Barbuda Sand and giving Barbuda nothing from it, Pocketing The Money and Sending Their Children To England For Higher Education… Selling Passport ( Government Official)Selling Antigua Land To The Highest Bidders, and As The Prime Minister Gaston Browne Incourages “Enrich Ourselves When Oppertunity Arises” Asot Michael Even Questions How The PM Got So Rich While In Office, I Say To Add To That “Yet Antigua Still So Poor?

  15. leave the nurse alone,she did the right thing the culprits are the ones mandating that experimental drug on us, taking away our rights and choices,when you push ppl against the wall they will find an escape route.all over the globe there is falsification of vax cards, most times that is all one need to keep a job ane feed family, or even to travel or return home;that is real cruelty. people will do what they got to do to survive LEAVE ETHRE NURSE ALONE<SHE DID THE RIGHT THING UNDER THIS OPPRESSION and VACCINE APARTHIED

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