Dominica among fastest growing immigration destinations for UAE residents

Dominica, along with St. Kitts and Bulgaria, has become the fastest emerging popular immigration destinations for residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to press reports.

“The increase is tremendous,” online newspaper Emirates 24/7 quoted Pej Mohyedddin an immigration consultant at Bayat Legal Services as saying.

Bayat Legal Servces is a Business and Immigration Law firm in the UAE.

According to the newspaper the benefits of becoming a resident of Dominica are great. “There are good chances of obtaining citizenship, visa-free travel options to many countries and a fairly easy application process, with relatively little requirement from applicants,” it said.

But according to the newspaper, the program is not for everyone; only for investors. “These programs are designed for high-net worth investors whose priority is not to migrate but get citizenship or second passports,” Sohail Saleem, general manager of Premiers Consultancy in the UAE told Emirates 24/7.

The newspaper said applicants requiring citizenship in Dominica need to speak English and are required to travel to the island for an interview only once. “If the family of the immigrant is involved, a second visit is required. The citizenship and passport processing will take 5-9 months, and visa-free travel to 70 countries is guaranteed,” it said.

“This investment is non-refundable and requires a minimum of $100,000 plus government fees and due diligence for a single applicant,” explains Pej to Emirates 24/7.

With the recent announcement of the European Commission to grant visa-free travel to the Schengen area to Dominican passport holders in a bid to spur economic growth in the European Union, immigration experts in the UAE say that immigration to Dominica will only become more attractive.

The UAE is an Arab country in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf and has the seventh largest oil reserve in the world.

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138 Comments

  1. May 5, 2013

    my main concern is u’ll Dom love to brag about how u don’t need dom passport again b’cause u’ll got other country passport so what if other people is happy to buy Dom passport , the same one that u’ll gave-up for another ones country// lets b real, they are investing in DA whereas u’ll r investing in another mans land nd forgot about u’ll own country Dom. When other show interest u’ll hv all kind if things to say or write, one mans garbage is another mans treasury .learn frm that.my opinion……

  2. Trevor Fabien
    March 20, 2013

    I think the government really needs to have a very long and hard look at the reprecautions that may arise due to total foreigners being able to buy a passport.Inevitably,the short term gain is one of financial gain but the downside may greatly outwieght such financial gains.How does the govenment carry out crimal checks on such potential applicants to satisfy ones self tht these people are worth of obtaining a Dominican passport without harming the image of genuine Dominicans.I think allowing this to continue purely on the basis ofancial gains is a grave error which we might end up paying for in the future.The process needs to be tighter and more rigid if we are to stand a chance against preserving our integrity as a people and as a nation on both regional and international level

  3. Trevor Fabnien
    March 20, 2013

    Seriously

  4. Concerned Dominican
    December 1, 2012

    Oh my God! Dominicans, stop being so trusting and relax. Think about it? What other country grants citizenship so easily? Haven’t you guys done your research? What is going to happen to Dominica? What is wrong with this picture? Am I the only one getting upset with such a ridiculous policy? Are you guys losing it? How many of you Dominicans, can go to any country and be allowed citizenship so easily? None of y’all. Think bonjour! Your guys are really killing me with this.

    • Smfh
      January 31, 2013

      A number of islands and countries do the same thing.. Example investing within $500,000 – $1,000,000 gets you US RESIDENCY INSTANTLY. So shut up about it

  5. Look out DA
    November 21, 2012

    Here comes terroist. These people are sheep in wolf clothing, and money is the root of all evil.
    Why can’t they go to more developed countries than
    Dominica. When you are poor, you will grab at anything. Look out Dominica. These people are devilish, blow up themselves for any cause. They are children of Cane in the Bible. The Dominican’s will not even be able to live in Dominica. Dominican’s will become their slaves, and they like to brutally punish people. Please Dominica, pray hard the devil is at work. Dominica was one of the most quiet countries in the world. Well not anymore. All Dominican’s try to own something in the country and don’t sell to them, especially land. You might not see the problem, but your children and grand children will suffer. These people have distroyed their countries. Money is not all. Be Alert.

    • Allex
      December 1, 2012

      Yup. I live in the US and I can warn, if those people get easy access to this beautiful island, It will be hell for the natives.

      • May 5, 2013

        So then why don’t u or can’t u invest in Dom. befor the other Devillish immigrant as u said take over our little island of Dominica

    • Allex
      December 1, 2012

      I just wish some of you would write in complete sentences so your thoughts are understood by others.

      @ Liah.. Christianity is NOT the ONLY WAY to G-d. That is a lie and one that only the small minded believe. Do not be deceived by false Christian teachers. The origin of Christianity is pagan. Please do your research.

      Visit Jeremiah films on line (http://www.jeremiahfilms.com/) and learn about the history of some pagan holidays that are celebrated in Christianity. http://www.jeremiahfilms.com/store/apologetics/teaching-prophecy/mysteries-unmasked-2-disc-dvd-set.html

    • Concerned Dominican
      December 1, 2012

      So true. Dominicans are so trusting and don’t do their own research. What’s going to become of Dominica? Why do you think their migrating there? Because Dominica is too lax. Come on people, don’t have our country go to ruins. My God!!

  6. Tank
    November 20, 2012

    So who is going to file a citizens arrest for the famous lawyer in Dominica who is conveniently making mistakes on land transfer transactions that is actually robbing the treasury. Note carefully he is making those mistakes for the AM /PM . I am not in Dominica but if I was I would cause the evidence is clear. How any times can he make the same mistake and also the records show that the same lawyer is the lawyer of choice by

  7. November 20, 2012

    I don’t like this at all

  8. November 20, 2012

    Frenz November 19, 2012

    You Lizavier4jesus you are the biggest lie on this site. The garbage bin fraud was a lie, fertilizer fraud was a lie, passport sales was a lie, Corello was a lie, UAE 24/7 is now lying. The ownership of the French passport was a lie.
    What the heck is the truth for you pokwit. Jesus must be wondering WTF did he do to attract false prophets like you. It is no surprise why mother Teresa and Saint Michael start installing Bobby traps on the straight and narrow road. It’s all because of cheaters and infiltrators like Liz , SKERRIT , Petta St Jean ! Bubbles, BJ , sinclaire and others who connive in the name Jesus.
    I have a nice job assigned for those hypocrites when they come to hell. I will have them to shine Shameful shoes and responsible for the domestic animals

    anonymousNovember 19, 2012

    Who is this Liz person???? God has nothing to do with this!! Maybe you yourself selling those passports..why are we going down this road again and where is the outrage? Don’t we learn?? Corruption once again prevails

    @Annonymous

    I am Liz Xavier And the individual identified as Frenz above, seem to be inflamed in the mind, by the control of their father the devil.

    That individual have been speaking the same things from years, ago, I have no idea where those things come from, and why is my comments and my identity involved?

    It is quite obvious that, that individual has gone mad or insane–that is the kind of mentality which I perceiving from their comments.

    I know this individual from another forum, because the expressions here, and the reasons for them,are the same, and very same kind of outrageous outburst.

    It is not possible for two different people to express the same mentality–even the same vocabulary–and including the continuous blasphemy against God.

    I am sure that I am the target of that individual’s but God is witness, I will not be the victim.

    • TEd Lewis
      November 21, 2012

      @ Liz Xavier
      Why don’t you make some sensible comment about the issue at hand. If you support the sale of passport say so give some reason. If you support it and think the approach need to change/improve say so and provide a few recommendation . if you believe the program should be terminated say so with reasons.

      Please LIZ – we are a christian society and we all believed in god but yet still we voted for leaders and parliamentarians who we all know are fornicating , committing adultery, lie , thief etc .
      So don’t come with this god stuff . God gives us a choice to choose between god and bad. And what have we done. As a matter of fact what have you done. If you are a christian why would you support men to lead your nation who openly don’t live by the ten commandment.

      Liz give me a break. your posts are so sickening and bias. You sound like no matter what happen in Dominica we must not speak about . Just sit and pray eh.

      Word for you liz. You are nutting short of an oppressor Liz. You act like the Europeans who use the same bible and Christianity to keep our black brothers and sisters enslaved.

      It happen once Liz and it not going to happen .
      again.

      So liz wake up. clean your heart and let us know what you think about the prevailing issues affecting Dominica.. maybe we can learn a thing or two from you.

      Then you can ask admin to start a religious thread where again we can learn something from each other.

      just a bit upset.

      • November 21, 2012

        @TEd Lewis

        You are no other than yourself, who is the one and only “Frenz” who has chosen my comments and my relationship with God, as your ground, to vomit the misery of your mind and the decay of your belly.

        You cannot fool me one bit. I got it right here in your saying: “sickening and bias” “give me a break” among the rest of your sentiments, which are quite to me, coming from you in the past.

        You are so foolish in your ways, that you do not know you give a thread each time you write something, that I can identify who you are– but that is the way of Satan in you, as he uses you to persecute me because of my relationship with God. “I shall not be moved”

        I have noticed the term “blatant” “666” among others, in your recent comments; I am telling that I know who you are from another forum. You tried to deny it; you even suggested that I “come to Dominica” as if you are there–but all that is to cover you lies and your cowardice; I am not buying it.

        Just do not go too far, by forcing God to command me to write down you true name. I also know the DNO audience know you by your true name, and they do not like you.

        I told you before, that even if you used another identification, I would still know it is you–just as you have done above. “As a man thinks in his heart so is he”. You can use 100 different names but you cannot change you mentality–no two people function in the same way, much more for three and four.

        And now, I am warning you, once more, if you do not stop this harassment I will write your “true name” to the audience.

        People do not like you anywhere you are–that is why you are posing behind false names, here on DNO–and you have the nerves to want me to stand with you, about your misery against the Government of Dominica—well you are full of madness!

        I have not lived in Dominica, and was not in touch, to any intense for 36 years, until mid 2010, when I got hold of DNO. I do not know anything about the misery which you nurture in your mind and is taking its effect in your belly. Many people are writing about the positive things in Dominica, and I will stand with those people–not your mentality and that of your counterparts

        I have already suggested to you, that you should send your misery to those who have made you miserable, or visit them face to face–I do not want the responsibility to ease your pain, your inflicted that pain in yourself. I have no control against or for what authorities choose to do in Dominica, I have never voted in my Life and I will not join in with things that I know nothing about, except reading or hearing it from the ordinary person or persons, who may be just like you. Now do you get that?

        Finally I have spoken above to the same individual. In other words “Ted Lewis” is “Frenz”, and “Frenz” is “Ted Lewis”–Spiritual wisdom has reveal that truth to me, by teaching me to examine the evidence effectively. But what a nasty attitude and the cowardice of hell in that individual! Good grief!

      • November 21, 2012

        DNO, I did not yet see your warning below, otherwise, I am so satisfied, I would not even waste my time to write this one above–whatever your descision that is fine with me.

        Nonetheless I am sure that TEd Lewis is the same Frenz–I can see in the sentiment and vocabulary–for that person is also on another forum that I know of. The sentiment and vocabulary is the same–that person seem to have been going on like that for years and years. Must be that I am their most recent prey–but I shall not be moved!

  9. liah
    November 20, 2012

    i have no problems if people come to my country to invest, i am just afraid that they are using the word “invest”as a cover-up. not even hatians come here remain here it is just a way out for them.
    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN,PLEASE PROTECT OUR PASSORTS,FOR THE SAKE OF OUR CHILDREN AND OUR CHILDRENS CHILDREN. CHRISTIANITY IS STILL THE ONLY WAY.

    • SMA 1988
      November 20, 2012

      AMEN !!!!!!

    • islam
      November 20, 2012

      allah is the creator

      • RDD
        November 20, 2012

        How you know that? you were there when he was creating. Come out there with you allah non-sense. Allah will not lead you to heaven.

      • beholder
        November 25, 2012

        God is. Ja is, Yaweh is, Allah is. The creator is called by many names, spoken of in verses written in various languages. God is great, in fact, god is all there is. The creator can not be made small by being called by one name or whorshipped by one people only. The awesome power of the almighty can not be reduced by God’s creation to some man-produced entity. Hatred, jealousy, lying, cheating, stealing are the traits of the human being who does not love God. God lives in that person you most despise.

    • Concerned Dominican
      December 1, 2012

      True

  10. NYC
    November 20, 2012

    I actually do not have a problem in trying to get investors coming to Dominica……BUT how can anyone obtain citizenship in 5-9 months i shocking! I had to wait 5years to get mine in the U.S…and UAE???? Let me put it this way I do not trust anyone in that part of the world. This one I am completely against.

  11. November 20, 2012

    I thought. O j seraphine was wanted for passport sales. Is any one trying to find him or are they to busy doing their stuff get rich with money from ven before we throughout them out

  12. CB BOSS
    November 20, 2012

    Interesting!

  13. Larwi Deahyeah
    November 19, 2012

    well well well at least lennox Linton claim of passport sale by the famous lawyers have some merit…. I am no longer confused. something is really happening. I now understand why mano life was a prime target…

  14. in gear
    November 19, 2012

    A few are making plenty, plenty money by selling our sacred property, our ordinary passports, as well as our Diplomatic ones.

    Dominica is being sold piece-by-piece. Our sovereignty is being eroded. The cabal marketing the sales of passports with vigour. Which Dominican lawyer, agent for passport sales, has on office in UAE?

    How much did Francesco Corallo, Rudolph King, Susan Olde, Leroy Paris (CLICO)and the others (DA Ambassadors????) pay for their diplomatic passport? How much went to the Treasury? How many of those in so-called ambassadors have been and are in trouble with the Law for fraud and illegal acts? What about the former CLICO boss and the loss of millions of people’ money? Why were all those passport deals so secret?

    Those who sell our sovereignty, our passports to foreigners continue to fool the people about investments into Dominica. Where are the investments? Be real. A few are getting richer and richer, while the majority of Dominicans are reeling under pressure.

    The DLP Govt. will refuse to re-visit that madness of selling our passports
    because a few are making the $$$$$$$$$. Many Dominicans do not care two hoots whether the country, with they in it, is sold to God knows whom?

    When the corrupt practices are exposed by patriotic Dominicans, facts and evidence to show, they try to turn and twist facts with lies and more lies. But facts are facts. What is done in the dark must come out in light. Many more secret passport sales’ stories will be heard. A few are laughing all the way to the bank. Who cares, until……?

    • In His HANDS
      November 20, 2012

      hope they r aware of all the problems that r about to unleash on Dominicans because of that crap.

  15. November 19, 2012

    Dominica is becoming a PASSPORT MILL. A temporary HIDING PLACE for CRIMINALS. A CHANNEL to countries these people may not otherwise be able to enter with the passport from their native country. What is Dominica coming to. Where is the INVESTMENT other than the $100,000? There was a time when word was out that BIN LADEN was hiding in Dominica. Curious.

  16. Erasmus B. Black
    November 19, 2012

    And can it be…

    This is a very interesting situation in Dominica.

    UAE law allows for citizenship to be withdrawn for security reasons. Security reasons include calling for reforms and the government has used that law to effectively revoke the citizenship of Bedouin tribes effectively rendering them stateless. Where do these stateless persons go? Destination: Dominica. Who assists them to get there? Who pays the economic citizenship fee?Are they now physically present in Dominica?

  17. Nudibranch
    November 19, 2012

    Chinese bought economic passports, we are seeing investment, Moroccans bought passports we are seeing an investment. UAE buying passports….. we wait.
    But its ok, apparently Antigua is also to begin selling theirs.

  18. Mamizoo
    November 19, 2012

    What we are seeing is poo in the bush ending up on the bedroom carpet. The more Tony keep throwing the shoes out is the more the innocent dogs keep returning the poopy shoes thinking that the owner is missing his shoes.
    Keeping throwing those shoes out Tony. One day Babylon must fall.

  19. Yam Babawoolais
    November 19, 2012

    What a shame. It seem like every lie that was supposedly formulated by Doctor Fontaine is manifested into the truth and every lie presented by running our government seem to blow up in their faces in such a short space of time.

  20. UAE 24/7
    November 19, 2012

    Dear… I can have this story removed from the web for a little something. Please meet me in a third party country.
    If I don’t hear from you within 48 hours we will be releasing the numbers to include passports sold in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Dawood Ibrahim son inlaws, bin boboleshi, bin Fertilizerashu, bin taxiladen, evasion taxmed.

  21. Huh!!
    November 19, 2012

    For all those with their heads up their behinds and sealed by politics, how many businesses in Dominica are owned or operated by these economic citizens? Where is the benefit for Dominica? Wasn’t economic citizenship meant for you to invest in Dominica? You are an ECONOMIC CITIZEN!! You not CHANDERPAUL!! Where is the investment?

  22. sorry
    November 19, 2012

    i dont care what you have to say, that is sad. poor my beautiful country once again we will be heading on the black list and sooner or late,r when we try to travel we will be watched at funny and talked about in many bad ways. god only you can bring dominica to normalcie

  23. colorblind
    November 19, 2012

    First UAE, next Saudi Arabia… .. OOps! Where was Bin Laden from?

  24. Truth be told
    November 19, 2012

    Well at least one industry is booming in Dominica. Having failed on Agriculture and tourism showing signs of sliding backwards we need to sell as many passports as possible. Is just a matter of time before Dominicans start to sell their children. My fellow Dominicans, is it time to ask the president of passport sales how much money we have made so far and how many passports sold to date?

    • *
      November 19, 2012

      Only in Dominica you can see and hear ‘MACKAK WE’ like that….Some people making all the ‘BU LOW’ and the majority of the population in poverty!

  25. thekingofitassi
    November 19, 2012

    NOUS PA VLAI PIYECE ARABS AVEC PIYECE ISLAM A DOMINIQUE!

    • Muslim_Always
      November 19, 2012

      Whether you like it or not, Islam is rising. All the dictators in the Middle East are falling which the western colonists put in place and countries based on Islamic law are coming into effect. It is only a matter of time so it is time for the die hard prejudice towards Islam in Dominica to die.

    • November 19, 2012

      I applaud your post.

  26. November 19, 2012

    Well if those people, who are coming in, are also bringing revenue with them, and they are willing to invest their money in Dominica, especially that which will promote the Tourist Industry, that is good news to me–it should be to all of us, who love our Dominica.

    “God works for the good of those who love Him” Dominicans let us remember this truth, that we might continue in faith, trust, and obedience to God’s commands and to be patience to watch His wonders manifest in our country. As it is written so let it be done, in Jesus name Amen!

    • maria
      November 19, 2012

      the benefits of the money is short term. The masses will not benefit as you can see not even the civil servants can suck a sweet from that money. The long term is that those 70 countries we can enter without passports will soon close their doors to us.

    • Dorival John
      November 19, 2012

      Liz Xavier, you fail to understand the scenario here. The citizenship program as it is now is designed for people who just wants a second passport, but who is not interested in coming to live in Dominica. The only investment they make is the $100,000 to get the passport and that is it. Read the story again. They are not going to move to Dominica. They are in essence buying their citizenship for an “investment” of a 100 grand.

      • Frenz
        November 19, 2012

        Do rival John you have been a blogger on DNO for a while now and you have not yet figure out Lizavier4jesus. This is lizavier4 Jesus is Hypocrite Christian # 666 and Justice and Truth is Hypocrite Catholic # 69. You see how she dance around the essential issue. I am not sure how she wants to win souls when she comes across as bias and deliberately deceitful
        Either god is too old or to frigging tired of all those hypocrites telling lies about god and Jesus. I hope Shameless get the phone answering contract for heaven so that when people like Lizavier and Truth and Justice call so he hang up the phone on these malfeten.

      • November 19, 2012

        @Dorival John

        Thank you for the information, you are right, I do not live in Dominica, and I am only in touch through what I read–I am a person who likes to stay on the positive side, for I know that this side does exists.

        Do not hold it against me for being who I am, the truth is that, what we keep in our minds, and call for it by our word of mouth, that is what manifests before our eyes–it is the truth; and people like you, may have seen its effects time and again in Dominica–what else can I say, but thank you for telling me

        Anyway as immigrants in Canada, people no longer get any papers–including landed status and a Canadian passport for free. While the passport is still only costing us a little over $100.00 at this time–but the price is quickly increasing, a landed immigrant status, to refugees, is costing those who are approved over $1,000.00 a person.

        In 1974 I entered Canada with my Landed Imigrant Status, which was mailed to me while I was still in Dominica–my aunt in Canada had sponsored me; Canada sent all necessary papers for me to fill out and return to them. Where are you going to see this kind of thing happening today? That is not possible, anymore.

        Unless a person pays $1 000.00 or more to become a landed immigrant in Canada, they cannot get a passport–because the passourt application demands that you write down your identification as Citizen of Canadam and yet landed imigrant status much happen first.

        I do not quite understand the price of $100,000.00 for a passport in Dominica, but I know that many people have travelled to or paid someone to get a passport for them, they illegally use the locals of that country.

        I know that for sure, because a friend of mine from Africa, tried to use me and my people in Dominica to get him a Dominican passport, because he had a lot of trouble getting his landed iimmigrant status in Canada. There are millions of people all over the Islands who will do that dirty work because of the money. The “love” of money is the root of all evil. For that reasonI told my friend no way!

        The news about this passport thing of the past, is Dominica, has been more than sickening to my mind, it has not sounded very good to me–but again I need to trust in God; He can deliver us! And He will; but at his time–not ours.

      • November 19, 2012

        The newspaper said applicants requiring citizenship in Dominica need to speak English and are required to travel to the island for an interview only once. “If the family of the immigrant is involved, a second visit is required. The citizenship and passport processing will take 5-9 months, and visa-free travel to 70 countries is guaranteed,” it said.

        “This investment is non-refundable and requires a minimum of $100,000 plus government fees and due diligence for a single applicant,” explains Pej to Emirates 24/7.

        @Dorival John

        I do not know about you, but I don’t see the above “conditions” as a reason for the Goverment to get rich, through the sale of citizenship, which will allow the immigrant a passport to travel. Immigrant status cannot keep a person in hostage at the place they received that status.

        Canada’s immigration policies are not yet costing that much–but I can still see that initiative as allowing people to come to stay in the country for its benefits.

        I mean who in their right mind wants to spend so much money, just to leave it and to go someplace else–where there is not guaranty. Remember that it is no longer a piece of cake to enter a developed country these days.

        Canada is now scanning for those whom they have allowed in the past, just in case there some kind of foul play through their application, and if so, those people will have to head right back to their homeland, regardless of the situation there.

        In my way home to Dominica in 2008, I met a man in Barbados, who said he was travelling to Dominica, and so I thought he was Dominican–he told me that he was living in Giraudel–where I was born and raised.

        We sat together on the plane, and so he told me that he had travelled to Barbados for A Visa to go the USA, but they he denied that Visa–I could not understand it. Apparently he lived in a guess house of my uncle, and as I spoke about him with my uncle, that was when I found out that he was not Dominican, he was from Haiti. No wonder he could not get a Visa as a resident of Dominica, regardless of whether he had a Dominican passport. I am saying that it is not easy for the common man–if you know what I mean.

        If it will work for the common man from Dominica, it should work for them from their homeland the same way–because by any means people have to state their Land of Birth. Canada even ask people for their mother’s maiden name–need I say more.

        But I will not deny that there is also a lot of corruption, by which the mighty men gets their own way; I am just convinced that those who think that they are so high up and untouchable, whoever they are, they will come crashing down at their appointed time.

      • beholder
        November 25, 2012

        I am a holder of a Dominican passport issued to me in 2009. I commenced the process a year earlier. I had to provide an affidavit from the US police saying I had no criminal record. I had to pay for a US private investigator designated by the government to certify that I was no threat and pay $10,000 for the investigation. I had to take an AIDS and other health tests. And I had to appear before a government panel who questioned me very closely about why I wanted Dominican citizenship.
        I live in Dominica. I pay taxes in Dominica. I bank in Dominica. I am working to improve and enhance and organic farm here. I employ Dominicans. So far I have invested more than a million US dollars here. Am I to be treated like a criminal? You can become a citizen of Canada for an investment of $500,000. You can gain US citizenship for a significant investment. Just ask Rupert Murdock, the Fox News guy. He is an Australian.
        If there are abuses fix them. But do not prevent legitimate citizenship and investment. It is foolish. And it is blindly political. The opposition party issued passport too, as I understand it, and perhaps the same complaints were made of their programs.

    • Alvin
      November 19, 2012

      I am glad it was not broken by lennox Linton or Thompson Fontaine. They would say is lie.

    • November 19, 2012

      Wow, how shalow and naive you are!!!

    • November 20, 2012

      Lizavier4jesus you live in a develope country for so long and yet you are so ignorant or are you just pretending to be naive. If you dont understand the issue familiarize yourself with the issue before you come out and declare the revelation a lie. Besides you know well that this passport s andal have been around for a few yearz so stop the lies. Who gives a Ratz behind what you paid for your Canadian documents and how does that add to the issue of wanton sale of our passports just so that lawyers and politicians can become dirty rich.
      Deal witb the isdue Liz and stop the hypocrisy again. Why dont you come to Dominica and see whether we have UAE people who have invested in Dominica and also question the balance sheet on ALL the passports sold.

    • RDD
      November 20, 2012

      Good! God! You cannot be serious!!!! Is people like allu that willing to sell the country over for a handful of peanuts. Dominica is get worse with each passing day and God alone that can fix it. I just pray that my family is kept safe when he start to pronounce judgement in this nation. What happened to the Dominica I grew up in, father God?

  27. Anonymous
    November 19, 2012

    Why am not surprised. Sad to say our country continues to be sold to those who do not have it at best interest. Let’s see how long they will tolerate our christian ways.

    • November 19, 2012

      @Anonymous

      Your concern is relevant. But let us not focus on the negative. According to the apostle Pater, we, who are true Christians are called to present our attitude and conducts of Love, which are the Ways of Life in Jesus Christ.

      Peter tells us that when those who do not believe–including those of us, who call ourselves Christians but do not show it through our practice– they will see our attitude and conducts, which demonstrates Jesus in us and they will give God the honor and the praises which are indeed His alone–not ours.

      Imagine that all people in Dominica are giving the honors and praises to God, as He does His work in us and through us–that is my hope on behalf of my people in Dominica and development of the future.

      Therefore, in most cases, it is not Christianity which is at fault–it is the people who claim to be Christians who are at fault. So let us pray that by the renewing of our minds, and through our faith and trust in God, we can learn how to walk in Love; to be the Light that shines in this world; in our Dominica–for the glory of God Almighty, Eternal Spirit of Love, who lives in His Person of Love His name is Jesus in the flesh; Emmanuel in the Spirit–God with us.

      • Papa Dom
        November 20, 2012

        Pluto is no longer considered a planet!

    • ideal
      November 19, 2012

      you are so right, soon they will want to say we cant celebrate xmas,and walkall over our people because they think they better off than us Dominican beware, changes will happen soon,just watch

    • RDD
      November 20, 2012

      Amen! But you know all this have to happen. The bible says so. Soon christians will be persecuted even worse than in the olden days. Is not a story I’m telling. It’s in the bible; just read the books of Daniel and Revealation, also start reading from matthew 24.

      • November 21, 2012

        @RDD

        Nice saying here! If you have noticed an individual, who is identified as Frenz, you will notice that is all–whoever or whatever–that individual is doing, here–especially against me is to harass me, because of my relationship with God; that individual expects me to side with their grievances against the government of Dominica—of course I have no idea from what those grievances was born.

        However, I can compare that individual with the Judas of Jesus’ days on earth. Just as Judas was chosen to do the work of the devil, so that God’s plans would be fulfilled in Jesus Christ, it is the same way that God has chosen individuals like Frenz to do the work of His enemy, the devil, that His plans might be fulfilled in us, who Love and trust Him.

        Unfortunately, those individuals enter a state guilt through the condemnations of conscience—if they even have one of those—those are the condemnations which leads to their own demise–just like it happened to Judas.

        As Jesus has comforted us, through His disciples, He told us: “In this world you will have many trials and tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. Praise the Lord!

  28. Very concerned
    November 19, 2012

    The Dominican Lawyer who has an office in the UAE is the only beneficiary. Ask the recently appointed ……. what is his net worth on this one?

  29. Anonymous
    November 19, 2012

    inland revenue needs to check on those persons who are agents. 100 grand PLUS government fees are being paid – that means someone should be paying some tax to the treasury

  30. Anonymous
    November 19, 2012

    i FIND 10000 WELL CHEAP. THEY SHOULD PAY AT LEAST 5 TIMES THAT

    • DESIE
      November 19, 2012

      IS NOT 10,000 IS 100,000

      • ideal
        November 19, 2012

        so where the money going, because Dominica broke, soon we Dominican away will have to get
        permission to come home to visit, even if we have our DA passport

    • November 19, 2012

      There is no price on crime. If a person, a business man for that matter, is unable to enter a country with his passport, willing to spend that much, though not enough, to obtain a passport from another country to enable him to enter a country without suspicion that in itself is suspicious.

  31. thinker
    November 19, 2012

    Is Immigration Control operational in Dominica?

  32. true Da
    November 19, 2012

    in no country people getting passport so fast and our Dominicans suffering to get citizenship in man country. i meet a man in califonia he told me Dominica is the best the can come for one week and get passport and get any thing he want in DA what the hell is going on in my little country

    • November 19, 2012

      I had to wait five (5) years to obtain citizenship in America. I hope the people making these decisions know what they are getting into.

  33. Hmmm
    November 19, 2012

    The only investment these people make is the 100,000.00USD that they pay for the passport.

    All they really want is the ability to use the passport to travel visa free to many countries sine as it stands they need visas to travel to may countries because they are considered high risk for terrorism and money laundering.

  34. Annie
    November 19, 2012

    The program is designed to attract investors into the country. However, I think once these people apply for the passport and pay the required fee, that passport is used to get into other countries. We live in a technological advanced world it is not hard to get a count/idea of where these people are. We all know with their current citizen status (some) they will not be allowed in a lot of countries. Plus, if that article is correct with regards to the high number of immigrants … I certainly don’t see evidence of them living in Dominica which confirms my first point which is an entry to other countries. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if the agencies tasked with attracting these “investors” do not do a proper due diligence check because the more applicants they get the bigger the commission. So money talks bull— walks!

    The government is ignorant of the recipients’ true reasons for the passport or pretend to avoid it because they want the money. My god, are we that desperate? Yes I know we need development, but at what price? These people are already causing countries to scrutinize all holders of Dominican passports which is a hassle and trust me I have experienced it and it is simply because of this program. Soon a lot of countries will ban entry with a Dominican passport.

    You just need to speak to a few folks from that area of the world to get an idea of their experience at the airport to understand why they would want another country’s passport. Not to mention — those on the watch list due to ties with terrorist groups and other illegal activities. While I understand the reasons for the program … the bad far outweighs the good which is why they should rid the country of this program because no good can come of it. Dominicans in the long run will suffer, but then again, it appears those in power are not thinking clearly about the effects of some decisions on future generations.

    Plus, can you imagine these people coming into Dominica and demanding rights as a citizen to practice their restricted faith especially those that degrade women? While I think we should all be free to practice our religious beliefs… some of those radicalized beliefs should not be welcomed in Dominica. I say leave those people in their country let them fight their commess with each other and their neighbors and find other ways to attract investments. Ties to countries with known terriost groups is no way good for Dominica. Leave dem middle eastern folks in their mess. I know it sounds harsh, but two seconds of the international news will give you an idea why. While I sympathize with their daily turmoil, Dominica should not have any associations specifically by selling passports.

    • thekingofitassi
      November 19, 2012

      My sentiments exactly , and furthermore people need to study the historical relationship between the Arab and the Negro – this tiny Arab state is one of many still involved in the modern day slave trade, so lets see what the government and the opposition in Dominica has to say when young Dominican people start disappearing. I would also like to point out it will not be long before Dominica experiences religeous turmoil because trust me, what will start as a trickle will soon become a flood and it only takes 30-50 years for the demographics of our beautiful country to changed, not for the better, but for the worst!

      • B.E.B
        November 19, 2012

        I will be long gone to meet my creator

    • November 19, 2012

      Annie I agree with you. There is no benefit in what is about to happen. These people are using Dominica as their gateway to get to wherever they want to enter, which they could not have otherwise entered with passports from their native land. The question is why Dominica? Why not other Islands? Are we that gullible? Greed, Malice and Crime is everywhere, but why bring more of that to Dominica. I understand we need revenue but that kind of business is temporary, it is not a solution. I hope the people making these decisions are prepared for what to come next.

    • November 19, 2012

      Passports should never be sold to people that are unable to use their passports to get to where they have to go. If a person is unable to use his passport that alone should explain that something is wrong. We need money but not that kind of money. I do not think our passports should be sold for that purpose. If you are an investor wanting to invest on the Island and is planning to live on the Island by becoming a citizen that is okay. If a person is not a citizen that person should at no time obtain our passport no matter what the cost is. I am sorry for us, citizens.

  35. possie
    November 19, 2012

    Papa god oh, what is that nuh? is so we come? but but but, what i hearing dere nuh? so they come here, get a second passport, then go to the other countries where we are allowed visa free travel? then do their dam crime and bam” is a dominican dat do it!! then all dominicans starting to feel the squeeze from other countries. You see what we getting into? papa god, i fraid for my children and coming grand children, lord pray for the future generation of DA, alas

    • November 19, 2012

      @Annie and Possie

      Good heavens! I can see what you guys are saying but it is all in the mind–that is how Satan brings in his lies of Life to us. If we accept those lies, like you guys may have already done, that is how he destroy us with his evil weapon. All of the negative things that we speak against our Dominica is an example of how we accept Satan’s lies, and so those lies manifest in our presence, because God turns His face against us. So let us stop and to call for the works of God, for our sake and the sake of the development of our homeland–Dominica

      That most precious gift that our God of Love has blessed us with is the “Living Hope” which is the assurance of Joy and Peace, which are the most precious comfort a human being can ever experience.

      So please, I am pleading with you, my people of Dominica, let us rebuke those lies of Satan–we already have witnessed enough, of the effect of that acceptance, in our lives.

      Let us make the U-Turn in our minds; to trust God’s work for the sake of Life in us; bearing in mind that this Life is perfect, because it is from our perfect God, who is Life Himself, in us–I know what I am saying.

      • Frenz
        November 19, 2012

        You Lizavier4jesus you are the biggest lie on this site. The garbage bin fraud was a lie, fertilizer fraud was a lie, passport sales was a lie, Corello was a lie, UAE 24/7 is now lying. The ownership of the French passport was a lie.
        What the heck is the truth for you pokwit. Jesus must be wondering WTF did he do to attract false prophets like you. It is no surprise why mother Teresa and Saint Michael start installing Bobby traps on the straight and narrow road. It’s all because of cheaters and infiltrators like Liz , SKERRIT , Petta St Jean ! Bubbles, BJ , sinclaire and others who connive in the name Jesus.
        I have a nice job assigned for those hypocrites when they come to hell. I will have them to shine Shameful shoes and responsible for the domestic animals .

      • November 19, 2012

        Who is this Liz person???? God has nothing to do with this!! Maybe you yourself selling those passports..why are we going down this road again and where is the outrage? Don’t we learn?? Corruption once again prevails

  36. Creds
    November 19, 2012

    These people aint coming Dominica. No wonder Dominicas brainiest lawyer has an office over there.

    Technically we have these new citizens. In reality we dont.

    There are some very rich people in Dominica playing like they are ordinary.

  37. Anonymous
    November 19, 2012

    Remember 911. Lots of the terrorists are still out there. that may be an exit strategy for them from UAE to UK

  38. Piper
    November 19, 2012

    But how the headline mentioned “fastest growing immigration destinations” when they have no intention of imigrating to Dominica? All they want it our passport. This headline is misleading.

  39. Piper
    November 19, 2012

    With our passport being in demand, it will not be long before more organized crime figures buy our passport resulting in our visa-free status being revoked. It is just a matter of time.

  40. Times Sq
    November 19, 2012

    Honestly this could back fire Big Time on Dominica down the road.The Terrorist Groups are very much active and seeking avenues to make headway…

    That’s news release only make the Commonwealth of Dominica a Spotlight Zone or Hot Spot escape end for Undesirables and Interpol will be on the watch..

    But again Dominica is not know for Brilliant thinkers or thinking to move it’s island forward, They very passive and dull mindset type of Citizens…

    I visited the island three times and their Institutions are very much corrupted

  41. out of south city
    November 19, 2012

    I smell a rat. I really don’t trust this business deal.

  42. street side
    November 19, 2012

    i am on the streets don’t see the effect if any..
    could be wrong…

    the sad thing is that Dominica is the Poorest in the Eastern Caribbean Block..

    So the deals maybe ending up in someone’s Personal Account but the hard and true fact it’s not reflected on the Ground..

    Maybe a in-depth investigation should be launch based on this above release..we need Discovery of truth

  43. Frenz
    November 19, 2012

    Where are the pastors, priest Bishop. Where is angel Lizavier4jesus, where is heaven’s security leader Peter Augustine, where is heavens chief author bishop Malzenzen is he too busy selling 100 copies of his autobiography to the ministry of education via the PM?
    Shameless we must do a hostile take over of heaven so that we can turn away the plane carrying the stowaways like Truth and Justice, Liz4jesus , BJ, Augustine Chaplis, Petta and other

    • November 19, 2012

      Frenz November 19, 2012

      Where are the pastors, priest Bishop. Where is angel Lizavier4jesus, where is heaven’s security leader Peter Augustine, where is heavens chief author bishop Malzenzen is he too busy selling 100 copies of his autobiography to the ministry of education via the PM?
      Shameless we must do a hostile take over of heaven so that we can turn away the plane carrying the stowaways like Truth and Justice, Liz4jesus , BJ, Augustine Chaplis, Petta and other

      Administrator, you can read for yourself that this person, identified as Frenz, is doing nothing here but to mischievously, harass people like me, because of our relationship with God and their personal opinion or grievances against other people.

      I cannot understand why you allow this opinion in print–but I would hope that you can identify that individual, unless they are really working by the spiritual force of evil, and that you can warn that individual about their mentality.

      For that individual is doing this kind of thing very frequently, attacking my comments in most cases, except here, they had no patience to wait for a comment from me.

      The last time, which only Saturday that individual claimed such authority, to harass me on DNO, saying: “the next time I call you out for hypocrisy” what does that mean!

      So I hope you will allow me to give that individual a final piece of my mind for once and for all. However I know that God is in control, and at His time He cause that individual’s exposure by His Divine Will

      My message is written to Frenz in another post below! Thanking you in advance.

      !

      • November 19, 2012

        @Frenz

        You are a demon of your father the devil! It is obvious that your state of mind is completely incapable, plagued with the seeds of every form of futility which have ever existed. And so your soul is already a pile of worms in your belly, hidden by an artificial outward layer.

        In other words you are a walking pile of decayed material among those like yourself, what have I to do with futility, worms, and decay, like yourself and your father the devil! Nothing at all! I am saying it again, I want nothing to do with individuals like you; none whatsoever!

        So continue with your futility, your worm-ish, and your decayed mentality. From now you are not a human being in my opinion. So do all of your bashing against me, by whatever means you are able to do so, I shall not be moved! For I know that your father also knows how to send you, against his enemies, in disguise, since he is a coward like yourself–no doubt–your works against me is foolishness which cannot stand–so you will do yourself a favor if you give it up.

        In the meantime I will continue to write by the wisdom and insight of Holy Spirit–who is the Person of God, guiding, teaching, and protecting me. I will follow His guidance with the hope that I have contributed something for the benefit of my homeland–Dominica, and the welfare of her people.

        May God Amighty establish His plan for my Dominica, as He strike down the forces of evil in individuals or creatures like yourself. I am telling you right now, you and your counterparts will come to know God’s wrath, while the innocent, the ignorants, the faithful, and the trustful of Dominica will overcome.

        God’s will be done, by the Power of Holy Spirit through His chosen persons of Dominica! For where God is in control no human power can overcome that control–acknowledge that you have lost and move on with your days in this world, whatever you are.

        For sure, you have no contribution to Dominica and her welfare, but how could you, when you are simply doing the work of your father the devil, as you continue like a broken record on an old gramophone or an old parrot who cannot learn any other new words but what it has already learned–but repetition is an uncomfortable noise to the hearing ears.

        It seem as if you have been doing this thing for quite a while as well; you keep on talking about shamefulness in others, but you are the most shameful individual, I pray that I will never meet with you–whatever you are.

        I am quite sure that most of commentators here are ignoring you, for you are doing the work of your father the devil–he has no authority against the God of Love and Holiness. The hell with you for once and for all!

        But just one more thing! You can write against me for as long and as frequent as you can, the more you do that, the more you are confirming you demonic mentality–but you are already a failure; who wants anything to do with demons and failure? Most certainly, nor me.

        I will not even be reading what you write, and even if you change your identity, I know your writing format, that is why I will believe you are the same person on another Dominican forum–I know that God will expose you to me, unless you decide to do away with that mischievous intent of yours.

      • Frenz
        November 20, 2012

        Who is talking Bipolaric Lizavier4Jesus or Truth and Justice. This is what the forum is about the right to agree and disagree. When I call you a hypocrite it because you display such behavior. So you can cry like a baby Truth and Justice Liz the administrator cannot help you.
        So you can call me evil , diab or angelic if you wish . My earnest wish is that you stop your hypocrisy and bring fair and sensible contribution to the discourse. Stop trying to distort the issue with your religious BS and be honest. That is all I ask of you.

      • November 20, 2012

        My earnest wish is that you stop your hypocrisy and bring fair and sensible contribution to the discourse. Stop trying to distort the issue with your religious BS and be honest. That is all I ask of you.

        @Frenz

        And who the hell do you think you are to make those demands. I am sorry to disappoint you, but my only commands in this world in from Holy Spirit–go ahead and eat out your stinking heart to read this, that is just too bad for you.

        I do not accept commands from your father, the devil, get off with you word “earnest” that word do not belong to your Satanic mentality. And by the way how much contribution are you making to Dominica and her development, through you Satanic nature here, on DNO?

        Continue in your state of worms and decay with your wish, do not expect me to fulfill that wish for you–I want nothing to do with Satan, in you, and his sinful demands.

        You claimed that DNO cannot stop you, but I know of another power who will stop you.

        As I already told you, indulge yourself in the work of your father the devil–the payment you receive from him is doing you quite well, as you forcefully display his demonic nature in yourself.

        You will have your greater rewards in time–but be sure that I will know it, when it happens to you.

        You have no right to speak about calling me out, call out your counterparts–those who are like yourself–as you put on your Satanic mentality for everyone here to see.

        Finally, your judgment has no power over me, you are also a damn fool if your believe that to be so. I am through with you now! Foe you do not deserve attention from a person like me–never at all.

        Continue to show your disgusting character to the audience of DNO–from now on I will be laughing at you, when I read them–how would you like that!

      • Frenz
        November 20, 2012

        Who is talking Truth and Justice or Liz.? Who is laughing? Seem like Frenz cause the so called Christian is the one who is getting furious by this engagement.ha ha ha.
        Let me be the good guy and wish you just opposite of what you are wishing for me at this point. I will be on you like white on rice as long as you are being a Pokwit.

        ADMIN: Enough of this. Points have been made and taken. Anymore comments of this type will not be approved.

      • November 21, 2012

        Thanks to you Administrator for that warning, I prayed that you would send that message. This individual is doing nothing else by trying to discredit my reputation as a true Christian–but how foolish!

        They must have gotten your warning, that is why that same individual used a different identity–the “TEd Lewis” above is the same “Frenz” here. I just know it, from the language and the sentiment–that individual cannot hide from my ability of perception.

        If that individual was using the same computer–which they might not be doing–you would know it was same individual as well!

        I responded with a lengthy one above because I had not yet seen this warning–otherwise I am satisfied. I would not have wasted my time on that individual. Thanks to you again.

  44. Shameless
    November 19, 2012

    Wow!! 8)

    I sincerely hope that the powers that be have reviewed the change in Demographics that come with migration from the middle east. While I am not against immigration into Dca, middleeasterners in particular brings a number of customs and culture with them that if not addressed from a “legal” point of view will have some serious implications. Some of the pressing one are;
    1. The demeaning of women (All women a second class)
    2. The introduction of more than one wife into our society which currently believes in one wife
    3. The holy day being Friday and they expect “everyone” to accept that position.
    4. The imposition of sharia law (According to the Koran)
    5. Muhammad is the last prophet and anything negative him is viewed as blasphemy and the culprit deserves death (by any means)
    6. The killing of muslim women who speaks to any man without the presence of a relative (honor killing)
    7. The construction of Mosks (Their version of church) in villages/ cities with blaring speakers calling everyone to prayer at least 5 times a day
    8. Their hatred/ intolerance for anyone who is non-muslim since non-muslims are INFIDELS (This is 99% of Dominicans)

    So here we have it. These points I hope will help the government look at Arabs/ Muslims more closely and enact legislation preemptively so that we don’t get caught with our pants down.

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

    • thekingofitassi
      November 19, 2012

      I wish some of our official would look at and study the facts/points you have raised – trust me, these Arabs are no good – study the historical relationship between the Arab and the Negro – they would be horrified, have they looked at the slaughter of blacks in Libya since the fall of Gaddafi’s regime? Furthermore Arabs are still practicing slavery with raids on remote settlemnts in East/North East Africa still ongoing in addition to raids in to the black nations on the periphery of the Sahara desert.
      THESE PEOPLE MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO SETTLE IN DOMINICA!

    • Peeping Tom
      November 19, 2012

      :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  45. T
    November 19, 2012

    It is so sad that some people are already filthy rich from the sale of this citizenship thing, yet others cannot get a cent from it… They still have to go to their God in a Red Clinic, answer him yes God, to get money to buy bread, or to pay School Fees. A Failed Country.!

  46. Moe-We-Seed
    November 19, 2012

    Bring d Arab Money

  47. Disturbed
    November 19, 2012

    All Dominicans need to be concerned about this recklessness and obvious corrupt practice. Those of us with dual citizenship must show concern cause our second citizenship can be revoked and all we have left is our Dominican passport. Never say never I have seen strange things in my life.
    A passport should be a soverign property not the right of politicians, their crooked lawyers and ambassadors and advisors.
    If we want to discover where other diplomatic passports are check UNESCO. That is whereas few Of our diplomatic passports sit down.

  48. Anonymous
    November 19, 2012

    YUP easy for them to pay for it UAE is a rich country , they get the passport so they can travel freely to the U.S. of course and we see nothing wrong withthis. Just selling our country because we do not want to work hard to develop it.

  49. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    November 19, 2012

    Only if the money was trikling down to the thousands of poor people in this Poor country! Only a few are millionaires from this scheme. “Some Shall Eat, Others Shall Kick S”

  50. Frenz
    November 19, 2012

    The laborites said it was a lie that our passports are being sold like galvanize nails. So the economic citizenship program now has nothing to do with investment and our biggest export is our passports. What a shame.
    How many people from the UAE do we see in Dominica. I think the person who wrote the article need to check with the ffices of …… in the UAE and also check how many times our AG went to UAE to do what he does….. Your guess is as good as those of all concern Dominicans.

  51. grell
    November 19, 2012

    ,,,,,, making the million on our passports where is the money,come on skerro give us a report.oh my bad tony will do that next week tuesday. :)

  52. RIDDLe
    November 19, 2012

    WHO, I SAY WHO OWNS PROPERTY IN DUBAI?

    THAT! IS THE QUESTION

  53. young civil servant
    November 19, 2012

    The newspaper said applicants requiring citizenship in Dominica need to speak English and are required to travel to the island for an interview only once. “If the family of the immigrant is involved, a second visit is required. The citizenship and passport processing will take 5-9 months, and visa-free travel to 70 countries is guaranteed,” it said.

    these people will never invest here just check de place and see how it dread.
    i hope d/ca doh become a terrorist hiding place

  54. Morihei Ueshiba
    November 19, 2012

    We need to start a stop sell our passport campaign before some Al Qaeda fella end up with a Dominican passport and put us all too shame, out of all places dem fellas find to sell our pride & joy they choose the middle east for oil money, their greed blinding them to the risk.
    Stop Sell our Dominican Passports. 8-O

  55. Not a herd follower
    November 19, 2012

    I have not seen many Arabs in Dominica, contrary to the headline and the first paragraph of the story. In fact, sighting of an Arab is not frequent at all. We have a few medical students from countries close to the Middle East. That’s it.

  56. Chakademus
    November 19, 2012

    We selling our soul for money. Canada closed it’s doors on us, now we need visa to visit Canada but we still not learning. If this continues I am afraid Dominica will end up being a pariah state and we will not be able to travel anywhere without visa restrictions. There is a reason why citizens of these countries need visas and by offering visa free travel through purchased citizenship we are subverting the sovereign rights of friendly nations. Shame on our governments for such crass prostitution of our heritage, shame on us for allowing it.

  57. APG
    November 19, 2012

    I hope that means they will actually invest in Dominica. We need investments in the tourism, financial and ICT sectors. Let’s do it.

    • Frenz
      November 19, 2012

      Will invest? The program was first structured so that investors had to invest before getting a passport now just say the word and thou shall receive a passport.

    • Malatete
      November 19, 2012

      Unlike St. Kitts there is no requirement to make an actual investment in Dominica in order to qualify for our Economic Citizenship.

  58. me again
    November 19, 2012

    yeah of course…. open the flood gates and let them in…
    change our demographics and way o life

    • En Ba La
      November 19, 2012

      You know

    • thekingofitassi
      November 19, 2012

      WELL SAID!

  59. Annonymoustoyou
    November 19, 2012

    HMM! BWAVO!!!

  60. DA4real
    November 19, 2012

    Are there evidence of an increased Arab population in the country. Is it visible? Are Dominicans in the country recognizing the influx? Just wondering.

    • En Ba La
      November 19, 2012

      Why will we see it when they have access to visa free countries and others using their new passports

    • Blue Bee
      November 19, 2012

      @ DA4real: “These programs are designed for high-net worth investors whose priority is not to migrate but get citizenship or second passports,”. Read the article properly before you comment.

    • Anonymous
      November 19, 2012

      If you read the article critically it said , the program is not for everyone; only for investors. “These programs are designed for high-net worth investors whose priority is NOT TO MIGRATE but get citizenship or second passports…

      TAKE TIME AND READ PPL

  61. Chou Poule
    November 19, 2012

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I hope that due diligence is done on all applicants and that we do not just give our passposrts awayd to rogues and criminals. We do not want to go back on the black list. Hope these persons do not use us to go to other countries where we are allowed visa free travel. Governmnet maust tighten that economic citizenship program

  62. Too hard too long
    November 19, 2012

    Do they have to actually visit Dominica to be called immigrants? I ask because I don’t see them. Unless I am mistaking them for medical students….

    • Joe
      November 19, 2012

      So i guess you see every single person that visits Dominica right? How narrow can you really and truly be?

      SMDH

  63. ww
    November 19, 2012

    As my mother used to tell me when I was small, if you don’t listen you will feel. This govt in DA will soon feel the repercussions of this economic citizenship nonsense.

    How can they in good conscience feel that is ok to sell DA passports to any Tom, Dick, or Harry out there?

  64. ME
    November 19, 2012

    “There are good chances of obtaining citizenship, visa-free travel options to many countries and a fairly easy application process, with relatively little requirement from applicants,”
    But according to the newspaper, the program is not for everyone; only for investors. “These programs are designed for high-net worth investors whose priority is not to migrate but get citizenship or second passports,”
    so where are the investments that these INVESTORS make in the country they just take the passport pay for it and forget that the country exists

    • Me Too
      November 19, 2012

      That’s the investment I guess…the $100,000. Guess that’s what the govt wants. Enough of those and it adds up??? Maybe I’m incorrect here, but from what I’ve heard, the UAE is a damn good place for expats to retire so I’m wondering why they want Dominica????

    • A Observer
      November 19, 2012

      They are using Dominica as a stepping stone.

    • lulz
      November 19, 2012

      they buy a piece of land behind God back, pay taxes on it and they call this an “investment”

      • Malatete
        November 19, 2012

        Inter4esting observation. Once thet have Dpminican citizenship they are free to aquire as much property as they want here without having to pay the 10% extra tax of the purchase price or being restriced to the acreage they can buy that would apply if they were aliens. They are also free to vote in our elections.

      • Malatete
        November 19, 2012

        Interesting observation. Once thet have Dominican citizenship they are free to acquire as much property as they want here without having to pay the 10% extra tax of the purchase price or being restriced to the acreage they can buy that would apply if they were aliens. They are also free to vote in our elections.

  65. Anonymous
    November 19, 2012

    Is our treasury seeing this money?

    • Malatete
      November 19, 2012

      Very good question. However, there are a number of authorised agents promoting this programme,for which they are entitled to charge hefty fees, which are not subject to tax if the agent operates thru. a separate off-shore company, not registered in Dominica but incorporated in a tax-free haven.

    • Joe
      November 19, 2012

      No they write the cheque in the name of ROOSEVELT SKERRIT!!!!

      So i guess Roosevelt Skerrit is the one processing all the documents as well, so no need for the treasury, or Immigration Officers or Lawyers license to sell the program….

      SMDFH … What a shame to see how POLITICS has made my people become so NARROW MINDED!!!! :twisted:

      • Greg
        November 19, 2012

        Well Joe should tell us or show us the effect of the gross immigration that is highlighted in the article. If we don’t see the benifit Joe it is reasonable to assume that the basket has a hole in the bottom.

    • lulz
      November 19, 2012

      thats a good question

    • Peeping Tom
      November 19, 2012

      :mrgreen:

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