Large crowds continue to descend on the Immigration Department in Road Town and have forced the department to restrict the number of persons it serves on a daily basis.
At least, that was the situation when BVI News visited the facility on Wednesday morning, February 14.
The department has been operating on a distribution system in which it dispenses a limited number of tickets to persons gathered outside the department.
Receiving a ticket essentially guarantees that a person would get served on that given day.
However, persons are complaining that ticket distribution has been disorganized and that the early birds who arrive at the facility first are not given first preference to receive tickets.
It appears that only the most aggressive persons who push their way to the front of the restless crowd have been consistently successful in getting tickets.
Today was no different when BVI News visited the facility.
At some point before midday, an Immigration officer appeared amid the crowd and arbitrarily distributed 30 tickets to the eager gathering.
The officer then announced to the remaining crowd that only the 30 persons who received tickets would be served for the remainder of that day.
Notably, inside the department was already stuffed with another set of applicants when those 30 tickets were being distributed.
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