Slow production of vaccination ID is a problem and provision of photo is financial hardship, says Senator Joseph

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Johnathan Joseph

Senator Jonathan Joseph, the United Progressive Party (UPP) Candidate for St. Mary’s North, is concerned that vaccinated persons are unable to obtain their identification cards in a timely manner and also have to provide their own photo.

Late last week, a number of radio-station callers complained about these same issues, and it appears that the unit producing the cards has become overwhelmed.

This is creating a problem, according to Senator Joseph, since persons are complaining of having already received their two shots but being unable to collect their cards for weeks.

That persons are now being asked to present a passport-size photo adds an unnecessary expense, Joseph says, especially to those who  are currently unemployed.

One man says he has made attempts, for over eight weeks, to get his vaccination card.

A vaccination card is now required to access a number of government and private services, including in-house dining at restaurants, use of  gyms, and patronizing bars and clubs.

And, reportedly, some businesses are denying entry even to residents with temporary cards.

Earlier, Information Minister Melford Nicholas had boasted that the system is able to produce hundreds of cards in a day.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Can they not use the one that they received when they got their vaccinations and present a valid picture ID until they get their vaccination card?

    • Yes they can. That is preceisely what I have been doing. Evidently Jonathan thinks that his earthshattering statement will get him elected.

  2. Wait this man do not watch the News where they were showing the thousands of cards that are not pick up as yet ? This guy look to Fakey Fakey, his apperance seems to be Projecting what he is not

  3. Guy for some reason reminds me of an unddertaker. Remember the add he ran for the 2018 election with his wife and I came away thinking Barnes and Staffey. Seem Jonathan plans to help bury UPP

  4. This vaccination ID programme is a continuation of the ABLP’s divide & conquer tactics … and it’s working well.

    Once, the vaccinated and unvaccinated realise this, and come together as one, all of this ID nonsense will be easily defeated.

    GASTON AND HIS COHORTS MUST BE LAUGHING AT ALL OF US, AND RUBBING HIS HANDS WITH GLEE … TAL!!!

  5. This Guy is the BIGGEST ARSE. How UPP can attract all these FOOLS. MAGIC is UPP spoke Person on Young Girls AFFAIRS. MAGIC should be still locked UP.

  6. How many pictured Id’s do you have in Antigua and Barbuda? Divers License, Social Security Card, Vaccination Cards,Medical Benefits Cards and what else. Please tell me,why do we need so many damn Id’s. Other than my Passport,I have two additional pictured ID’s,one is my Driver License and the other is my license to carry.

  7. I would resist this tyranny. Why would anyone want to exclude family members and friends from life when there is ample proof that vaccinated people are spreading the viruses more than vaccinated ? The proof is here: t.me/worlddoctorsalliance

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