Dominica removed from “grey list” – Skerrit

PM Skerrit

(DNO)

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says Dominica has been removed from a list of countries deemed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to be uncooperative in the international business services sector.

Dominica was placed on a “grey list” of countries after failing to implement the internationally agreed tax standard

The grey list was compiled by the OECD of jurisdictions that “have committed to the internationally agreed tax standard, but have not yet substantially implemented”.

But Prime Minister Skerrit says Dominica was removed from the grey list because of measures it took recently.

“We had to take action towards addressing this and Dominica has so far signed 12 tax information exchange agreements with different jurisdictions. We are also concluding negotiations with the government of Germany and Canada and we are hoping to have it conclude in a week or so,” he said.

He said “this has caused Dominica to be considered compliant and the country has been removed from the grey list”.

According to him, Dominica could have received negative publicity if government has not taken the first step.

He says the agreement being signed will give the G20 countries and Dominica the opportunity to work together to fight illegal activities.

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25 Comments

  1. ITASSI IN FLORIDA
    May 30, 2010

    ROOSIE IGNORE THE IGNORANCE. LET THE PEOPLE TALK. DO YOUR JOB AND DO IT RIGHT.

    • thunder horse
      May 31, 2010

      When you see Dominicans don’t like a person, you can remove your gutts for them and they still would not like you.

      Wor be unto the nation who dosen’t pray and support her leaders whether they’re DLP , UWP or DFP.

  2. Grand Bayrian
    May 29, 2010

    Ok Dominica, has been removed from the grey list, how about the black list?.. May be tomorrow it will be added to the blue list ( Smile) and soon be removed from the Red list, (Huh, boy look jokes) As the Late Michael Douglas once said: “we all talking about revolution, but we don’t have a Katapult to our name”.

    • thunder horse
      May 30, 2010

      I cant believe that this is coming from a GRANDBAY PERSON. Shame on you. I’ve never seen or heard of any caribbean leader who has placed his country before himself. YOU BETTER WAKE UP AND SMELL THE BUSH TEA FROM GRANDBAY.

  3. JUST another reader
    May 29, 2010

    Just a reader,
    WE must have been moved to the next level to the black list.
    smiles to all.
    Skerrit which list are you and your ministers been placed on? With assets undecleared, too large to declear since the political lotto was won ( leadership) in 2004 we will need a special.new list for the captain et Al.

    • thunder horse
      May 30, 2010

      I don’t care what all you people say, but Skeritt cear all you and for this you can thank GOD. dOMINICANS ARE TOO NEGATIVE TOWARDS POSITIVE PEOPLE IN OUR SOCIETY WHO IS WILLING TO MAKE A CHANGE IN OUR COUNTRY.

      WE KEEP ON CRYING FOR YOUNG AMBITIOUS LEADERSHIP AND WHEN WE GET IT WE GET TO DAMN JEALOUS OF THAT YOUNG PERSONS ACHIEVEMENT.

      GOD BLESS SKERITT, DLP, UWP AND OTHER LEADERS.

      NOW I SEE IT IS HARD TO LEAD PEOPLE ESPECIALLY THE FOOLISH ONES IN THE MIDST WHO JUST STAY ON A SIDE CHAT NONSENSE.

      I’M GLAD THAT THE PM IS NOT INTIMIDATED BY YOUR FOOLISH WORDS. IF ALL YOU PUT ALL YOU SELVES IN HIS PLACE ALL YOU WOULD DO WORSE,,,, SO SHUT UP.

      • JUST A READER
        May 31, 2010

        You need to SHUTUP!…..A..Hole…..Your head is sooo far up Their Butts,you fail see or matter of fact you have no clue what the hell is going on around you,or in Dominica!….Everytime a well intent,fair, ballance and intelligent person raised a concern, or question the Govt,….your shallow minded backside jumps all over them talking about how the don’t like the PM because he is young and ambitious…what nonesense!..Every Dominican who l;oves his/hers Country has a right to know what going on in their Country without People like you who are so ingorant attacking them..Dominica is for all Dominicans irrespective of Political party……Calling yourself “thunderhorse”..the only thunder that you have is the feces moving from your brains to your toes..you need to go take some laxative,cause you are all backed-up!…….And please don’t infuse THE LORD GOD in your mess..you Hypocrite!….

      • JUST A READER
        May 31, 2010

        Still running your mouth!..I ask you a few questions,how come you did not answer them…Simply means YOU DO NOT KNOW!…..But you keep running your mouth…Leave your mouth open maybe the Govt. will drop something in there. Then hopefully you will get back to me!…Neanderthal!

  4. thunder horse
    May 29, 2010

    Them people dosen’t listen to the news you know, they just against the PM for being a young ambitous man, the news had it that Dominica and other islands were on the grey list for some tax issue, the PM went and dealt with the problem and you ungratefull people could only criticise.

    I wonder if it’s DOMINICANS who are criticising our PM or just some non national poisoning the minds of our people, thats just strange.

    ONLY and JUST A READER, If all you was following the news, then you guys wouldn’t sound soo inaccurate on DNO, THEN AGAIN, ARE YOU GUYS SERIOUS? ARE YOU FROM DOMINICA?

    • JUST A READER
      May 29, 2010

      How am i sounding inaccurate….and the word is.”criticize”…learn to spell first before you wrongfully attack people…And what rubbish you’re talking about.. being against the PM because he is young and ambitious.Thats nonesense!…Let me tell you something see,there are some of you mf-ers in D/CA.,that think no one with a sound,reasonable and independant mind should ask any question of the Govt. whenever they do ,then instantantly they are against the Govt. The Govt. is accountable to the People,and must provide them with accurate and detailed information about the affairs of the State……..Let me ask you something,what tax issue did Dominica have why the Country ended up on a “grey list”?, can you tell me?.I bet you don’t even know….Stop with your Party politics and your Political tribalism,and think about your Country.Put Country first .Not Politicians!..Some of you care more about Politicians than about Dominica,and thats dead wrong. Do you really have any idea about what’s going on in your Country?…Man you have no idea.You are clueless…Every time a Politician open his mouth,you go…’YEAH!..whilst he is lying to you. while your Country is going to hell in a hand basket. Listen mi see man,the only time that a Politician speaks the truth,is when he don’t open his mouth….You tell me what opportunities are there for the people of Dominica?,are you satisfied with the state that your Country is in?…Mek mi tell you something see..Dominica is governed by a Political Party that is only interested in the interests of the Political Party and individual members.Not that of Dominica and its People……….Corruption could be rampant and you could care less .Right?……I have no Political affiliations or agenda….I have an independent and inquiring mind. A voice of reason for the People when there is none!..You get my drift?…..you hypocrite!

  5. JUST A READER
    May 29, 2010

    Again Mr.PM., You are being vague….Please Sir,a bit more detailed information with specifications.Remember Sir, you are representing and working for the people of Dominica,and it is your duty to inform them about the affairs of the State….What actions did you take towards addressing the issue,and with which jurisdictions di you sign the 12 tax information exchange?…Those are valid questions,and the people of Dominica ought to know.
    ….And Oh yes one more thing…Did the people of Dominca know,or were they aware that Dominica was on a ‘grey list’?…….I only hope the proof will be in the pudding……….

  6. JUST A READER
    May 28, 2010

    DOMINICA WAS ON A GREY LIST THAT NEWS OH OH THAT NEWS

    • JUST A READER
      May 29, 2010

      correction…”That’s News, OH OH That’s News!

  7. only
    May 28, 2010

    What a sell out. Yes, do get on the bankers list to be bankrupted with their carbon tax scheme and more. I’m sure the people of Dominica will thank you for povertizing them further. Problem is that you will end up being just as poor as they are.

    What a bunch of baloney, “the agreement will give the G20 countries and Dominica the opporunity to work together to fight illegal activities.
    Who do you think promotes all the illegal cartel drug activity with all the opium fields, the singing nun?

    Who with any wherewithall would want to work with these people? They are probably twisting your arm or offering you something in exchange. Whatever it is, it isn’t worth it and they will sell you down the river just like they have sold out the others before you.

    This is just another ploy to control the amount of money that people have under the guise of “tax cooperation.” I guarantee you that the international bankers and UN big players are exempt from this……..along with the Vatican. After all, Zoellick was over here, so you are in the big time now.

    Why don’t you do what Iceland is doing now instead of what lead to its demise?
    Being on that grey list is a plus.

    • May 28, 2010

      you couldnt say it better! just a ploy to controll who is saving out side there country,to do that,one must give up you nationality and stay with the one who tax are more relax

  8. Democratic lover
    May 28, 2010

    More IMF controll. PM i understand.

  9. Marigot
    May 28, 2010

    OH!! please like that was something worth mentioning.

  10. wat a shame
    May 28, 2010

    something to hide- Why the reluctance. Crooked embassadors, under table deal hmmmmmmm. I wonder what will happen now that Dominica is part of the international crook hunting system.

  11. me
    May 28, 2010

    How many more lists is Dominica on. Never heard of a grey list before. And is this the best Picture they could have gotten on the PM. This phot makes him look very old which we know he is not.

  12. ZOZYO
    May 28, 2010

    MrnPM I do understand the motive behind the hesitation .

  13. Sheldon
    May 28, 2010

    Very Good

  14. Shocked
    May 28, 2010

    Never knew Dominica was on list to begin with. Interesting

    • zenfanh mochoroh
      May 28, 2010

      Olah ou te ye ? Do you ever listen to the news? Please read the newspapers and listen to the radio. DNO carries a wide range of news and commentry . Read on.
      Thank you mr. p.m. for doing whats right for Dominica.

      • LABOUR POWERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
        May 28, 2010

        THATS RIGHT ZENFANH MOCHOROH THEY DOESENT LISTEN AND THEY DOES JUST TALKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

        • May 31, 2010

          OK For a change to those who have commented on this article please note that to get to the Grey List you would have likely been on the Black List in the first place. To be on the Black List means that that country has yet to sign any agreements… SO PLEASE NOTE DOMINICA CAN ONLY NOW MOVE TO THE WHITE LIST NOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND UNTIL OR EXCEPT THAT THE AGREEMENT IS BREACHED BY DOMINICA. READ AND COMPREHEND BEFORE MAKING COMMENTS

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