Apology Issued to Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris

On 20 October 2017, Dominica News Online published a false article entitled “St Kitts-
Nevis PM now revealed to hold Dominica diplomatic passport” on its website.

The article contained numerous alleged, false statements about Prime Minister Dr the Hon Timothy Harris, as well as a falsified image of a diplomatic Dominican passport issued in the Prime Minister’s name.

We did not contact the Prime Minister before publishing the article, nor did we have the image independently verified prior to posting it online. Dominica News Online has no basis to believe that the Prime Minister holds a passport issued by a country other than St Kitts and Nevis. We have been informed that the only passport that the Prime Minister holds –and has ever held –is one issued by St Kitts and Nevis.

We apologize without reservation to the Prime Minister Dr the Hon Timothy Harris for all the harm caused to him and his reputation by our actions in publishing this erroneous article. We also sincerely apologize for not having contacted the Prime Minister to get his side of the story prior to publishing the article, and the statements and images therein.

Additionally, we at DNO seek to make it abundantly clear that the above-mentioned article was not posted with any malicious intent. We re-published an article from a source which we consider a credible one. The re-publishing of the statements therein were, again, not meant to defame the Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris. To that end, we have included a link to an article published by the original source, which outlines Prime Minister Harris’ response to the matter at hand:


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  1. Expat
    October 22, 2017

    DNO also needs to apologize to the likes of Views expressed for making such fools of themselves. They ran away with the story hook, line and sinker.

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  2. My little take
    October 22, 2017

    To me this denial was from someone with a legal mind that was very careful not to show a single quotation of Prime Minister Harris saying “I” do not have a Dominica passport. It just reminds me of Skerrit saying he did not have French passport and Tony would not allow him to testify and tell the court he did not have French passport. So I chose to believe the previous story seen on Caribbean news Now and other trusted online news around the Caribbean. But here is a paragraph from the St.kitts @ Nevis Observer dated October 2017, about that same denial that has me cracking: “The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis is disappointed that this shameless piece of inflammatory propaganda – which was initially circulated on social media by St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party supporters..” Labor party and supporters all over seem to be behaving the same way man? I wonder which one of them that showed Monfared passport was also cancelled before he was arrested? Labor Power propaganda machinery!!

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  3. Me
    October 22, 2017

    The question then arises, who is the mischievous soul that wants to tarnish Dr. Harris’ image?

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      October 22, 2017

      Here is my opinion, DNO has done the appropriate thing by apologizing to Harris, considering by their own admission they did not speak with Harris; nor have the passport authenticated. 

      Nevertheless, In my opinion the passport appears to be authentic, so who knows where the truth rest, so who knows whether is authentic or not ?

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