Francesco Corallo arrested in St. Maarten

Corallo was arrested in St. Maarten on Wednesday

A man whom Dominica had sought to be its permanent representative to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) was arrested in St. Maarten on Wednesday.

Media reports in St. Maarten indicated Francesco Corallo was arrested by that island’s Anti-corruption Taskforce (TBO) of the Kingdom Detectives Cooperation Team (RST) on the request of Italian authorities.

The reports indicate that the Italian was arrested along with Atlantis Group CFO Rudolph Baetsen (50), born in the Netherlands.

The reports indicated that Italy will request his extradition to face charges of tax evasion, bribery of politicians among other alleged offenses.

Dominica’s connection with Corallo popped up in November 10, 2011, when Italy’s Guardia di Finanza (the financial unit of the tax police in Rome) raided his home and office while investigating a questionable US $200 million loan from the Roman Banca Popolare to gaming giant Atlantis/Betplus.

Corallo was described as the ‘beneficial owner’ of Atlantis/Betplus by the Italian media.

However when his home was being raided Corallo claimed diplomatic immunity on the grounds that he was an ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for the Commonwealth of Dominica.

However at that time the FAO office in Rome declared it did not know Corallo. In a statement released to the Italian press that same year (2011) the FAO said Corallo “is not the organization’s permanent ambassador for the Commonwealth of Dominica.”

In November that same year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement saying indeed Corallo was a designated Ambassador of Dominica to the FAO, saying the proposed appointment was guided by standard policy.

The statement said that in a letter dated June 21 2011, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sought the approval of the FAO for Corallo to be Permanent Representative of Dominica. However, by the time of November 2011 arrest, the Ministry said it was still awaiting formal communication from the FAO, so as to proceed.

It appeared that the appointment never came to fruition.

Below is the statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in November 2011 after the Corallo matter erupted in the media that year.

It has been brought to the attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of Dominica that over the past few days, many negative comments are being promulgated with respect to the character and integrity of an Ambassador Designate of Dominica to the Food and Agricultural Organization, FAO.

The facts are that this proposed appointment was guided by standard policy as it relates to the selection of both nationals and non-nationals willing to serve and represent Dominica in an Honorary capacity in Honorary Consulates, Missions and Trade and Investment Offices in strategic capitals, or as Non Resident Ambassadors.

Following a Cabinet Decision of June 2011, Government agreed to strengthen Dominica’s presence at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO. By letter dated June 21 2011, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sought the approval of the FAO for the appointment of Mr. Francesco Corallo as Permanent Representative of Dominica to the FAO. Recognizing the strategic importance of the FAO to Dominica, Cabinet has also advised that a suitably qualified technical Official from Headquarters form part of the staffing of the Mission. The Ministry is still awaiting formal communication from the FAO, so as proceed

Under the Headquarters Agreement with the Government of Italy, the FAO is required to clear all appointments with the relevant Government Authority in Italy. Through discussions with the FAO, Dominica’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs was assured that the process was cleared in principle and that a date was being finalized for the presentation of credentials to the Director General. In order to facilitate the process the FAO, requested copies of Mr. Corallo’s CV, information on the location of the Mission and the first two pages of his diplomatic passport. A letter was also issued by the Ministry of Interior of Italy, as evidence that Mr. Corallo was sufficiently cleared by that Ministry.

In keeping with the letter and spirit of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic relations, Internal relations practices and the request from FAO, official documentation were issued to Mr. Corallo to facilitate the presentation of credentials to the Director General of FAO and to treat with the Authorities in Italy in the actual establishment of the Permanent Mission.

It was not until that time, that the FAO’s Protocol Office informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dominica that Mr. Corallo’s appointment with the Director General of FAO had to be rescheduled as the required No Objection from by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy had not been formally requested by the FAO. In that case, the FAO would have to await the ‘No Objection,’ from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Italy before it could proceed. To date, the Ministry has not received any formal communication and the appointment is still pending. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dominica has also not received any formal communique or word from the Italian authorities or Mr. Francisco Corallo in respect of the present allegations in the media.

The procedure for formalizing such appointments is standard International relations Policy and practice. The sending State having identified an individual, conducts background checks. Thereafter, and consistent with International Laws and practice, the process of appointment is then triggered as follows;

-Government makes the initial appointment.

-Government then communicates to the organization or the state seeking agreement for the said appointment. The agreement of the receiving State and or the Organization is extremely important to the process as it allows for another phase of due diligence which is this time conducted by the respective state or organization.

-The receiving State or Organization then has to communicate its approval or objection of the said appointment.

-If the appointment is approved then arrangements are made for credentials to be presented and where applicable missions established. It is only then that the process is complete. If the initial appointment does not receive the approval of the receiving State or organization, the process can’t continue and as such the initial appointment is cancelled.

This process of appointing Ambassadors, Consul Generals, Honorary Consuls and Permanent Representatives to international Organizations is transparent and involves not just Dominica but the receiving State and or Organization. All activities are governed by well established conventions, agreements and internationally accepted norms and practices. Any abuse can easily be identified and address by all parties under clear provisions of International law spanning several decades. Dominica has always acted within the remit of International Conventions and intends to continue with its track record of Transparency, Respect for the Rule of Law and Sovereignty of all States and Good Governance for which it is well recognized by the international community.

Dominica currently has missions in Washington, United Kingdom, New York (United Nations) Paris (UNESCO) and Cuba; Join OECS Missions in Geneva(Technical Mission) and Brussels; Honorary Consulates in Guadeloupe, Martinique, Jamaica, Greece, Switzerland, and Cyprus. Dominica also has appointed Non Resident Ambassadors to, Japan, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, ALBA, CARICOM and OECS.

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189 Comments

  1. Dr. Jeremiah Belt, PhD (film studies)
    December 21, 2016

    The Hon. Dr. Coralo is a member of our diplomatic service and must be released from captivity immediately. Furthermore, as all diplomatic appointments are now made under Dominica’s new National Security provisions, Dr. Coralo, as a member of our Secret Service, must be afforded the due respect and courtesy he deserved in his work for our protection.

  2. FACTS
    December 15, 2016

    im ashamed of being a dominican,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,REAL TALK!

  3. FACTS
    December 15, 2016

    many more to fall

  4. Sea Soe
    December 15, 2016

    I wonder if is not Lennox Linton that make them police arrest FC. (Sarcastically thinking aloud).

    • Tjebe fort
      December 16, 2016

      Sorry but that is not funny brother. More likely it could be Francesco’s own father Gaetano, who used to be a big player in Curacao and who accused his own son Francesco of stealing his business from him by fraud when he was locked up in United States prison. That feud going on for over twenty years now. You don’t mess with people like that , they have a long history. Skerrit have no idea what he got involved with but too late now.

  5. Just Passing Through
    December 15, 2016

    Is it me or do any other Dominica see what we believe might show Dominica or her people in a bad light gets more input that the things that show us in a positive manner. I often wonder why is it? I remember a time when our culture was a come together. Now seem as a divide and conquer. I see we have developed a culture where some feel better when destroying the country good name. It saddens me.

    See the amount of postings from Dominicans this article has generatedis as if we are pleading to some other authority to get Dominica involved. Yet another indication that we can cut off our right hand to spite our left. Ouch that hurts!!

    Father Charles who has done so much for Dominica will be laid to rest today. i have read only 4 posts on this article. Can we all say some more prayers for his soul?

    Rest in peace Father Charles Vermeulen and thanks for all what you have done for us. Rest in peace.

    • Tjebe fort
      December 15, 2016

      Father Charles is dead my friend, nothing controversial about him and nothing we can do for him again. Nor was father Charles in charge of our country. I am sure he is better off and will have no problems with St. Peter. May his soul rest in eternal peace, and I mean that.

      • The Truth Be Told
        December 16, 2016

        I can tell you, at this moment you are more dead than Father Charles. You appear to hate all those who comment about God.
        We must pray for you. If there is one thing you cannot prevent us from doing is praying for you and others as you. God expects Christians will pray for others. For one, that He converts those as you and that you may not perish eternally.
        Fr. Charles, was no doubt happy as he was dying and when he made the transition from life to death that, he served God with all his heart and soul and served God’s people wherever he was sent. He obviously had a happy ending, to see the Face of God and live.
        Fr. Charles is now happier than us all in this world of fears, tears, struggles and obstacles, called a vale (valley) of tears.
        There is much more to share with you. St. Paul said: “Bless people. Do not curse them.” May God bless you with a heart full of love, happiness and peace that you may be able to generate it to others and live accordingly.

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 16, 2016

      You raised a good point. Some people do not love reading about good and godly matters. Could elaborate more on that.
      I got the following from my Sunday Missal – Living with Christ:

      The Dessert (Dom Helder Camara – 1909 – 1999)
      We must have no illusions. We shall not walk on roses. People will not throng to hear us and applaud; we shall not always be aware of divine protection. If we are to be pilgrims for justice and peace, we must expect the desert.

      It also reminds me what Saint Pope John Paul II, the Great :) said when he visited England:
      “We are only pilgrims on this earth making our way toward that Heavenly Kingdom promised to us as God’s children.”
      On his first visit to Canada in 1984, he said:
      “Life’s joys are to be found in human brotherhood and love.”
      Those who also read it would do well to make note of it and practice it..
      Obviously this pertains to godly people and speaking/writing the truth. Few want to know about them. God is patient!

  6. jerry sinclair
    December 15, 2016

    The entire affair poses but 1 question, during , prior too, and after the appointment and subsequeent issue of his Dominican diplomatic passport, the Italian authorities, as well as the press knew well of this individuals activities, WHERE was the DUE DILLIGENCE, where is the report ? which dilligence company performed the search to validate his acceptability entitleing him to be a Dominican diplomat.

    I feel Dominica will never see that report ever.

  7. DomiChina
    December 14, 2016

    Just the beginning

  8. open eyes
    December 14, 2016

    So the position held by Loreen Roberts in St.Thomas was BS …no mention of that position
    the Ambassador Charles washington came and went ————what did he achieve ?
    EVERYONE KNOWS THAT AMBASSADORS PAY BIG for their position ..now this is a revelation –where is that money going to –whose account ?!!!!
    What is the opposition and fair minded citizens doing ?
    ..there is need for an investigation and let the perpetrators ..receive the consequences
    was that the reason for the last private trip of the PM ?
    there are CONSULATES in Greece …why the cover up ?
    Really why are the parliamentarians in opposition so slow and inept ? it is time for the truth be told and this to end

  9. Mamizoo
    December 14, 2016

    This guy Corallo is no light weight. He has admitted to owning politicians and I am sure that many Dominicans in Saint Martin including those who accept bribe to come vote for a day know the reputation of Corallo.
    It is alleged that a few v years ago Corallo summoned the politicians in ST Martin had them sit in a room , left them on the room to face each other. He then came back into the room saw them talking, smiled and said to them it is not that hard. He then told them get the “Spoon” out of his place. The poinew here is that while politicians are feuding the Corallo control all of them.
    One politician in SM was trying to install him in a bank position where he would be immune from prosecution. Go figure why the diplomatic passport from Dominica

  10. bribery
    December 14, 2016

    so we like it …..otherwise we would vote them out.many waiting for next election to get the handout of a few pieces of sliver

  11. JUST
    December 14, 2016

    Based on facts, the arrested person is not and have never been Dominica’s Ambassador to the FAO. Also, based on news information, at his time of arrest on Wednesday, he did not indicate that he was a diplomat from or representing Dominica.
    The given details of his Ambassadorial position was in 2011. During that time Dominica had made a submission to the UN for consideration. Incidentally, and to the dismay of a lot of us I suspect, that submission was never accepted. We have not been told that the man hold any diplomatic post for or in the Commonwealth of Dominica. 2011 was five years ago.

    • Titiwi
      December 14, 2016

      I hate to disillusion people but you should read DNO’s article on mr. Corallo of 7 Aug.. 2012 under the banner:”Francesco Corallo placed on Interpol most wanted list”, which reported that when mr. Corallo was originally detained and his house in italy raided by the the fiscal unit of the police on 10 Nov. 2011, he claimed diplomatic immunity on the grounds that he was an Ambassador to the FAO for the Commonwealth of Dominica”. I suggest you read that article.
      I’m sorry, none of us wants to see their heroes fallen and tarnished but facts are very stubborn.

    • Anon Again
      December 14, 2016

      What’s your point?

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 14, 2016

      I recall when his name came up at that time. He was not a suitable person to be Dominica’s Ambassador. Nationals should not make a big issue about it.

    • Jon Jones
      December 15, 2016

      Based on facts:
      – this Dominica Govt has on more than one occasion has tried to give diplomatic immunity to persons of disrepute or criminals.
      – the public are being denied information on passports sales due to the clandestine nature of this operation.
      – The international standing and reputation of this island has and is being destroyed by the current administration with its dubious practices.

  12. December 14, 2016

    I demand to know if he holds a Dominican diplomatic passport

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 14, 2016

      Write him in St. Maarten or when he is extradited. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  13. Pres_Donald_Trump
    December 14, 2016

    Dear Lennon Linton
    I do not like you, you are arrogant, you not charismatic but if you can drain the swamp in Dominica by putting some fellas in jail including the arab lawyer for acts of treasons against Dominica, i will vote for you. Make dem pay Lennox make dem pay for our children children and the future of our nation some fellas have to pay…..
    PS: I voted for trump and i endorse this statement. 8)

    • Tjebe fort
      December 15, 2016

      Brother, you don’t have to like Lennox to vote for him. I am sure he is not in politics for people to stroke his ego but to clean up the mess we are in. There is a man for every season, just like Churchill was in England during the second world war and he was voted out the next election after he had won that war.. That is why Lennox is saying that nobody should hold office for more than two consecutive terms. We need a tough task master right now and yes, Lennox not popular with everybody but he can do that job.

  14. Truth revealed
    December 14, 2016

    Have we ever heard that Fidel and the Cubans have been rubbing shoulders with millionaires and billionaires?

    Have the Cubans engaged in selling their passports or their diplomatic immunity/passports, until those reach in the hands of criminals involved in money-laundering, fraud and tax evasion? the Revolution would be toppled long time.

    But some of those Dominican graduates, who received free education at University level in Cuba, continue tp manipulate, lie, fool and bamboozle the ordinary Dominican. They continue to defend and protect such corruption, as the wholesale selling of our collective property, our CARICOM passports.
    Skerritt and those DLP operatives have not paid any heed to the cries of the people, re. the corruption involved in the selling of our passports. Information is withheld from the people. Dominicans in the dark about those secret deals ……………

    Wickedness because they know it’s WRONG Our DIPLOMATIC PASSPORTS like DOOR MAT. WICKEDNESS

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 14, 2016

      The money comes in handy to do some good in Dominica and for Dominica. Let us hope those who got them are ethical people.

    • Dominican
      December 15, 2016

      You are right. Fidel Castro was very smart but just because he did not live a life of ostentation in public does not mean that he did not enjoy the fruits of capitalism. Cuba is one of the biggest producers of nickel and cobalt, two essential metals and today its largest export earners. Ironically some of this indirectly ends up in U.S. industries as no domestic sources are available there. Cuba, under Castro set up at least 270 offshore companies and according to Forbes he himself was worth at least U.S.$.900 million, controlled through Havinbank Ltd. in London (used to known as Havana international Bank). controlled by him. Don’t be fooled, Batista made a revolution inevitable and mr. Castro did a lot of good things for poor people but he made cure that he and his family did not go short the luxuries of life in the process, including a fleet of expensive black Mercedes limousines for personal transport.

  15. Vaffanculo_PM
    December 14, 2016

    Dominica is heading to the bottom of the OECS, it is now officially a failed state.

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 14, 2016

      People better look at their lives and that of those who are especially close to them. Some have failed.

  16. KID ON THE BLOCK
    December 14, 2016

    A field day for Mr. Ro Ro and the rest of them haters! What I hate is the way they talk. They always angry. Nothing polite. Always in a rage like they always ready to fight! Just listen to Q from 8.00 am to 10.00 am and from 1.00 pm to 2.00pm

    • Tjebe fort
      December 14, 2016

      Kid, now you know what it feels like when you are continuously shafted by your own people, who are supposed to look after you and keep saying that they love you. Believe me it makes you mad like hell and nothing positive can come out of that my boy.

    • Reasoning
      December 14, 2016

      KID ON THE BLOCK,now your back is against the wall,like a cornered dog you react by pointing fingers but can’t deny the truth that you now come face to face with!!! Truth can’t be hidden,always in the light!!! My advice to you is to wise up!!!

    • AV
      December 14, 2016

      LOL!! But why you listening to it nuh? And twice a day wi!!

    • RastarMarn
      December 15, 2016

      You must be Mad!!!
      With all that fraudulent activity being reported that’s the best you can come comment???
      Is people like you that watching Dominican politics and economy going from bad to worst and allyou still want to blame, and hate the messenger!!!

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      December 15, 2016

      Tjebe fort, Reasoning, AV, Rastarman, dude YOU ALL too vile! Relax and show some civilization!

      • Tjebe fort
        December 15, 2016

        Civilization Kid? That begins with having a civil tongue in your mouth. you wouldn’t recognise civilization if it passed you in the street Kid. you think you can dish it out? Well expect your blows then.

  17. freegid tree
    December 14, 2016

    Patience is key. We are reeling in the planktons, but we also have bait for the whale. When you see that whale is caught; I hope we have a national holiday to mark that. I never smoked cigarette in my life. But that day the whale is caught, I want a Cuban Cigar.

  18. Malgraysa
    December 14, 2016

    What was the purpose of Roosevelt Skerrit’s official 6 day visit to Monaco in 2011, 15 -20 July, as declared by his own office (see DNO 28 Jan. , 2014). We have never been told but may find out that this could be highly significant.

  19. jonathan st jean
    December 14, 2016

    The minister of external affairs,ms Francine Baron,this is right up your alley.How can you in all honesty tell the elected members of the opposition(remember that you do not represent any constituency because you were not elected to office but appointed to office) that you won’t disclose to them who represent voters, who hold Dominican diplomatic immunity and passports.Now you should feel compelled by patriotism,if you have any to reexamination of the decision and provide to the Dominican people,through their elected representatives the critical information.

  20. NKRUMAH KWAME
    December 14, 2016

    When a people continue to vote a government for over fifteen years against all these revelations, the people, to my mind, are no longer “victims” but “accomplices”.
    HOTEP!

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 14, 2016

      It would be interesting to see and experience if another government would do better.
      Some of you must cease your negativity and pointing fingers. You are not helping Dominica. You are an ill-wind that blows nobody any good.
      Think positively. Accept what you have and thank God for it could have been worst. You never know what the future will hold.

      • Reflexiones antes la Navidad
        December 15, 2016

        Change is a must. Nothing, and I mean nothing in this world lasts forever. Happy Holidays!

  21. i see
    December 14, 2016

    This is what happens when we have strangers representing us or strangers carrying our passports. When they dirty Dominica’s good name overseas, very soon our Dominican citizenship will not be worth anything. Powers that be, you need to think, think about what the repercussions will be when Dominica is put into disrepute.

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 14, 2016

      Maybe you could elevate yourself in order to help your country and teach/inform others to do likewise. If more made good use of opportunities they could be an Ambassador to Dominica and hold other positions of status.

  22. KID ON THE BLOCK
    December 14, 2016

    How strange! This morning on Matt’s Talk on the bloc, a caller asked Lennox Linton, who was a guest on the show, Lennox, Did the UWP sold any Diplomatic Passports during their term in Office? Lennox answered by saying, YES; but he was not sure how many and not under the conditions like the DLP. Matt wanted to verify the matter by calling EDISON JAMES who at time was the Prime Minister during the TURM of the UWP. Edison James denied the matter completely, saying that they the UWP never engaged in selling any DIPLOMATIC PASSPORTS… My concern is, Who is the Liar? Lennox, who is now the Opposition Leader of the UWP, confirming yes he knows and on the other hand, Edison is denying the fact… Matt can you solve that? Another supporter of the UWP also called and said that was the reason the UWP was thrown out of office because of their corruption and Matt said nothing to that effect… Yet he is on the backs on others.

    • Reflexiones antes la Navidad
      December 14, 2016

      Stop the lies, Mr. James said that they did not sell diplomatic immunity, which is what is currently going on. Stop the deception and tell the truth in front this Christmas there, we must take a moment to examine ourselves. And even if it was done under UWP, Freedom or the previous labor party government, then we should not justify wrong by saying that ‘they did it before so we can do it too’. This is not the Dominica I grew up in…

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        December 14, 2016

        You ALL always see one way!. One never expect nothing more from you. As far as YOU UWPITES are concern, UWP DOES AND HAS DONE NOWRONG. The ONLY genuine party ever in Dominica is the UWP. My question to you is, Why didn’t YOU ALL complete a full term in Government and why ALL that struggle to convince the masses that YOU ARE better than the rest to be in Government? ( Which ofcourse will never ever happen under your present arrogant LEADER).

    • well well
      December 14, 2016

      stop the deception wicked soul.
      Lennox Linton was not in Government during workers time. The person to give the most accurate answer should be the person who was in Government. Edison James was in government. Edison James gave the accurate answer.

      I for that matter, who did not support the UWP during their reign, did not hear of any diplomatic passports being sold to anyone. And I was in a position to know.
      Stop trying to deceive the people you workers of inequity.

      • December 14, 2016

        How do u know that Edison gave a truthful and accurate answer? What is known is once u appoint an ambassador that person enjoys some form of immunity. Remember that Edison was found by the courts to be aliar, 75k was the penalty. What convinces u now that he is not lying. Can he deny that an Australian who was wanted by Australian authorities, was sold a Dominican passport during the uwp administration?

    • jonathan st jean
      December 14, 2016

      @Kid On The Block,you are not the only one who heard Q95 this morning.Hear what you want to hear man.The caller said that Labour campaigned on the premises that UWP was corrupt,therefore how can Labour now be practicing open , international criminal corruption,in light of all the evidence.Do you not have a conscience.

    • viewsexpressed
      December 14, 2016

      You are a real kid on the block…just looking to create what is not there. I have not hard during a debate in this current House of parliament any issues raises re UWP and diplomatic passport. Kid, let us clean the dirty house we have now before us and prepare ourselves that incoming members of this House will be clean, open, transparent etc, not playing the blame game of yester year. Wake up , move on….Dominica is in dire straits created by this corrupt labour Government, go clean them out of office. That should be yours and mine national service.

      Good luck

    • rasta
      December 14, 2016

      “Kid on the Block” what is your point? . Shame on this government! Lennox nor eddison is the issue!
      Deal with the real issue you hipocrits!

      • well well
        December 14, 2016

        these people are just wicked.

      • The Truth Be Told
        December 14, 2016

        The same goes for you. Whenever the PM states something, some of you are quick to call him all sorts of derogatory names which is also not dealing with the issue. The pot calling the kettle black.

    • Rachel
      December 14, 2016

      That’s the thing with you labourites that enrages me. What does that have to do with the issue at hand? WHAT?????????Deal with the that’s happening NOW. Present TENSE. Don’t worry more sh to be unraveled. You’ll so blinded by handouts and being on boards and scholarships for your chi;children and money under the table that you cannot see that we have an issue in this country.

      • The Truth Be Told
        December 14, 2016

        The same when the PM, his ministers and the Labour Party in general are referred to and, in view of their articles on this Website. Hope in future you will remember. .

    • Reasoning
      December 14, 2016

      You’re really a kid on the block,you’re a blocked head liar! I am the one who called the radio!

    • Jon Jones
      December 15, 2016

      Dear Anon & Kid,

      Despite your lamentations, it is now 2016 and we are speaking of current events which are happening now. We are seeking to stop these corrupt practices not uphold them because someone else may have done them.

      Your defence of this administration is in reality supportive of continuing this clandestine practice. I suppose you are a befeniciary so you feel obliged to defend the hand that feeds you from the red clinic.

      Beware of Venezuelans knocking at your door asking for their money back or some new Dominican passport holders telling you to come clean their drive for a shilling. either scenario is possible

    • CRIME STOPPERZ
      December 15, 2016

      lie lie

  23. silentoney2k
    December 14, 2016

    Truly some of us Dominicans wear our ignorance like a badge of honor. Only Time alone will Tell

  24. Sylvester Cadette
    December 14, 2016

    BOB DYLAN (1962): “Blowin’ In The Wind”

    How many roads must a man walk down
    Before you call him a man?
    How many seas must a white dove sail
    Before she sleeps in the sand?
    Yes, and how many times must the cannon balls fly
    Before they’re forever banned?

    The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
    The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

    Yes, and how many years can a mountain exist
    Before it is washed to the sea?
    Yes, and how many years can some people exist
    Before they’re allowed to be free?
    Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head
    And pretend that he just doesn’t see?

    The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
    The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

    Yes, and how many times must a man look up
    Before he can see the sky?
    Yes, and how many ears must one man have
    Before he can hear people cry?
    Yes, and how many deaths will it take ’til he knows
    That too many people have died?

    The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the…

  25. well well
    December 14, 2016

    i wonder why i didn’t hear that big story on DBS or KAIRI,or DOMINICA CATHOLIC RADIO, or VOICE OF LIFE RADIO.

    • Me
      December 14, 2016

      Wonder if we will see and hear that on Marpin, which is now also govt. controlled.

    • Jon Jones
      December 15, 2016

      Because all corrupt regimes seek to control the media

  26. hmmm
    December 14, 2016

    SLAVERY WAS LEGAL

    • Tjebe fort
      December 14, 2016

      You can make anything legal if you control parliament.

  27. Respect life
    December 14, 2016

    FBI…? They dont make mistakes… they get to the bottom of things… dont believe me, just watch!!!

  28. keepingitreal
    December 14, 2016

    Somebody got paid

  29. Tourism is every body business
    December 14, 2016

    Soon they going to order someone head on a block when they are selling fake immunity of Dominica Diplomatic passport. Hope Dominicans can read properly. The man try to stand under the cover of Dominica Diplomatic umbrella by the passport he holds and it didn’t work because proper investigations was done.

    Well you playing big man screwing mafias over…. Now I know why he had to spend over 20 million Dollars in ammunition. That’s has nothing to do with Country national security…. That’s for your own personal protection. That’s when you make the police force your personal body guard.

    Just a matter of time. That’s why I realize some of the miniters want out.

    • Jon Jones
      December 15, 2016

      Aha – at last someone can read between the lines. The same people lining their pockets today may well regret the wealth they achive in the future. Some of these passport buyers are no joke. Some people on other islands already know this maybe the ministers are starting to find out.

      Funny how a certain cry baby (who resides abroad) was quick to blame the illegally imported guns on the opposition. All the fool did was throw suspicion around himself.

  30. Doc. Love
    December 13, 2016

    It has been approximately five years since Mr. Lennox Linton has been warning Dominicans in particular Laborites about Skeritt and Corrallo. Remember the days of the show between you and me on a Saturday afternoon. He was vilified by Skeritt and his gang in the worse way, now we all know he was telling the truth about Skeritt and this man. Hip, hip, hip, huray for Lennox Linton. I believe Skeritt, Tony and the rest of the Laborites should apologize to Mr. Linton. It will be interesting to see on what wicket Tony is going to spin this one, maybe, he might be senile and just move on as though nothing has happened. Skeritt is right when he says Dominica is not a real country. It is only in Dominica a Prime Minister could be involved with some many bad people and still holds office. A year ago it was a Nigerian lady, now it is Corrallo, when will Dominicans wake up from their sleep an ask the man to resign. The rest of the Caribbean must be having a great laugh.

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 14, 2016

      Apologize for what? The man was only considered. The position had to be approved and it was not. Case closed. So what and what now?

  31. “You must think before concluding about this situation. The man presented himself.” Truth be Told Alias The Facts Be Told Alias Kid On Block).

    You see people like you who are so blind, and disoriented, you walk into a pit of fire, and even when you recognize you are burning in the flaming fire you will stoke the fire to burn your soul to ashes! Lady when you Francisco presented himself, don’t you think you are ignorant of the facts.

    If indeed this man went to Skerrit and said I want to represent Dominica as ambassador, or to whatever organization, something is cynical about that? You keep saying he did not become ambassador, how could this be when he was appointed by Skerrit, and given a diplomatic passport. Because of his reputation, the Italian refused to accept him as a Dominica ambassador, the man was under investigation by the Italian government and was even arrested in Italy.

    The fact is for some cynical means he was elected by Skerrit to represent Dominica, that’s…

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 14, 2016

      Francisco, I thought you were the one who was arrested in St. Maarten. I looked twice and your last name was not there. :lol: :lol: :lol:
      Look here, Francisco. Allow people their opinion just as they allow you, yours.
      Respond but leave people’s name out of it. OK! You have a bad habit of doing that as if you know more than they. You do not!.

      • Facts, you know there is nothing else I can do with you, or to you to keep you quiet. You are as they say in America, you are a piece of work!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

        I curse you out, I call you all sorts of manes, I insulted you, yet nothing fades you, I think I better leave you alone until you burn yourself telling lies oui!

        Look I been arrested twice since I came to Los Angeles, because of false allegations levied against me by a scorned woman, my former wife, who wish she could get me into Jail, but each time of the two times she made police came to my house in Huntington Park and arrest me by the time the cell doors slam shut behind me she ran to DA, and told them she lied in order to me arrested for perpetrating domestic violence in the house!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah! The last time she did it the last time before the Judge set me free without sending me to jail, he said to her “I find it strange he is causing all the…

      • The Truth Be Told
        December 15, 2016

        :lol: :lol: Francisco, Learn from me.
        The Lord is My Shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.
        If God is for me who can be against me?
        Not little you. :lol:
        The Lord grants genuine happiness and peace.
        You must be kind to your fellow people. Respond respectfully. Be free to agree and disagree without being disagreeable. A kind, decent joke goes a long way.
        A survey was conducted in Toronto. The result was: “Most religious folks are happier. They have fewer body ailments. They also live longer.”
        You know what else? They are not miserable people. They generate kindness/love wherever they go. People love to be around them and talk to them.
        You will do well to practice kindness at all times. You have much to gain. You have much to lose if you continue to be mean and insult others.
        St. Vincent de Paul said: “Be kind! Be kind and you will be a saint!”
        Earth is a preparation for eternity, Heaven or Hell. Which one/path will you choose?

  32. Dem belly FOOL but we hangry
    December 13, 2016

    Dem belly do full that all now them poopooing in them pants. But them are well surrounded as their day draws nigh.

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 14, 2016

      Maybe you could state something constructive and dignified.

  33. Me
    December 13, 2016

    What I would like to know is if these non-resident Ambassadors living here get the same privileges as those residing abroad. That is, tax free income, duty free and tax free imports (no vat), exemption from road tax etc. In fact, are they allowed to drive on diplomatic plates?

  34. Truth is stubborn
    December 13, 2016

    http://thedominican.net/2012/08/ambassador-on-interpols-most-wanted.html

    Remember the popular saying, ‘Show me your friends and i will know who you are,’

    Remember those foreign culprits who were given substantial posts from the authority in Dominica? Remember those people are found to be involved in fraud, money-laundering and other criminal acts.

    Rudolph King now in US jail. D/ca’s ambassador. NG Lap Seng arrested by US Law authorities recently in the US. The former Minister of Nigeria was arrested in London on fraud and money-laundering. Francesco Corallo now arrested to face the courts in Italy again criminal acts alleged. there are more in that same predicament that possess our diplomatic passports. Dominicans are in the dark about those secret deals. The truth is stubborn. the lies are being exposed.

    • Music Producer
      December 14, 2016

      It’s more like they’re in denial

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 14, 2016

      You are too quick to suspect and condemn. If you utilize your common sense, if you have any you should know that there are some people who operate underground, shadily and no one knows about their lifestyle. They project that they are honest people. If you are wise, you would not blame the PM.

  35. Terry Jones
    December 13, 2016

    The man is innocent. I just wish that people would stop picking on everybody that Dr. Skerrit appoints to help us.

    Appalling.

    • Tjebe fort
      December 13, 2016

      Mr. Skerrit does not have a Ph.D. He has an honorary Doctorate, just like Kermit the Frog.
      He is making himself ridiculous but we all have to suffer because of that.

      • Anonymous
        December 14, 2016

        funny, Kanye West the rapper have a hon. doctorate also but he more famous than Skerrit but he never calls himself Doctor.

      • Ma Petrie (Colihaut)
        January 8, 2017

        A PhD is a PhD, honorary, or not. Also Dr. Skerrit is a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Constantin and must be addressed as ‘Sir’.

        Please show some respect for you betters.

    • Terry, you are ignorant of the facts, ….., it is not the first time he is arrested for corrupted activities.

      You are defending a …….. you do not know; and you do it whiles wearing your badge of Dominica stupidity on your forehead as an honor. In Dominica criminals are left to function normally, in order places law enforcement investigate, and follow the daily activities of such crooks, they arrested him because they found evidence which can prevail against him in a court of law.

      How can you say he is innocent, only a fool would come to such stupid conclusion. And by the way who the hell is Dr. Skerrit?

      What scientific discipline Skerrit majored in and graduated to earn his doctorate. Name it; a bought bit of paper regarded an honor degree is worthless, it does worth the paper it is written on, but idiots like will honor Skerrit because he paid an unaccredited mediocre Indian University with twenty-five thousand students…

    • There are almost a billion people in India, don’t you find it strange that this bogus university has less than a hundred thousand students. There are community colleges in Los Angeles with more than a hundred thousand students attended classes night and day each, and every semester!

      And mind you these two-year community colleges are less than fifty miles apart.

    • dumb
      December 14, 2016

      apparently those who down-voted do not understand sarcarsm.

      • Peace
        December 14, 2016

        And yet they are the self appointed experts on everything :-D

    • Dominican
      December 14, 2016

      Mr. Jones, the Sun of Nov. 28 posed the question “Dr. Skerrit what’s in a title?” and gave the UNESCO definition of an honorary doctorate as follows:
      “Honorary doctorates are awarded by universities on the basis of other considerations, and not any research work ,are not recognised for the purposes of educational attainments”.

      If you, or our government do not agree with that I suggest you check with our Minister. of education, who also happens to be the chairperson of Dominica’s national commission for UNESCO.

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 14, 2016

      They are always cotton-picking. One day they will pay for it.

      • Me
        December 15, 2016

        You irascible, insensitive soul! Our people paid for cotton picking in blood, sweat and tears during the days of slavery and crop sharing. You could at least have chosen your words more carefully ( …or correctly, since I believe the expression to be nit picking instead).

  36. December 13, 2016

    Was he ever appointed to the position? If not what is the fuss. If he was representing Dominica at the time of his arrest that would be a serious issue. This news is of no importance, it only provides political fodder for the oppossition.

    • Lang Mama
      December 13, 2016

      What was he doing good with a diplomatic passport if he was not appointed and why he needed a diplomatic passport

      • Dominican
        December 14, 2016

        He was appointed Lang mama , by Roosevelt Skerrit, as our Ambassador to the F.O.A. (Food and Agricultural Organisation) of the U.N,. , which is based in Rome, Italy. He was issued with a diplomatic passport from Dominica but our govt. did not clear that appointment with the govt. of Italy first and Italy did not not accept that appointment, which they have a right to do , because of Corallo’s alleged criminal activities. The man was on Interpol’s wanted list after all. What does that say about our govt’s due diligence process?

      • December 14, 2016

        Was he the holder of a Dominican diplomatic passport at the time of his arrest?

      • Dominican
        December 14, 2016

        Anon, yes he was the holder of a Dominican diplomatic passport when the Italian police arrested him. That is when- & why he claimed diplomatic immunity, showing his passport, stating that he was Dominican’s Ambassador to the FAO in Rome, However,when the police checked with that organisation they denied any knowledge of such an appointment.

    • viewsexpressed
      December 14, 2016

      He is implicated….big time…..just as Judas was to Jesus. These guys are crucifying Dominica and Dominicans into poverty, and that is sinful. They have to repent. …and account for their sins of abuse on the Dominican people,

      • The Truth Be Told
        December 14, 2016

        Your unkind words crucify Our Lord Jesus Christ over and over again. You will not escape his impartial judgment and punishment.
        You still have much to learn about genuine Christianity. It is primarily in the Holy Bible!

    • CRIME STOPPERZ
      December 14, 2016

      sort

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 14, 2016

      It gives them something of no consequence to talk about.

  37. Truth Be Told
    December 13, 2016

    I have come to the conclusion that both the Government of Dominica, who is doing this mischief to Dominica, and the people of Dominica, who are accepting this harm being done to Dominica by the Government, are all completely mad, lunatics, crazies!

    • December 14, 2016

      Your comment said it all…………Thanks.

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 14, 2016

      This is not the real one. It is better to do good than bad; far better. If there is one thing I would not do is to use the same name someone else is using. I do not see the point and satisfaction of it. I view it as the height of wickedness – of a wicked heart.
      This is a wicked impersonator. Keep it up. What goes around comes around two-fold. What you sow, you will reap in time and two-fold. The evil that people do follow them. It will also affect your household. Do not wail and say, “Why me.” It will be your own doing. You ask for it. twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  38. S M
    December 13, 2016

    I know this guy and he is associated to some politicians in Dominica. He has a Dominican passport and says he represents Da at official events. I don’t want to call names now, but lets wait and see where the FBI investigations will lead to.
    Dominicans in Da should come out in force to demand answers from their leaders on matters like that .
    Look at how so many other leaders around the world in responsible nations have been kicked out of office for acts against the nation for things far less than that . So let me see if the educated Dominicans will demand from the DLP Government answers and how this guy is connected to them.

    • dumb
      December 14, 2016

      smh do you even read. the FBI isn’t even involved in this case…

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 14, 2016

      Be careful what you ask for and what you want. It may affect you and haunt you for life. Live and let live. Pray for your country, for your politicians Some of you do more talking/writing than praying.. When you wish others harm that they will fall, it will fall right back on you and in a worst manner.
      Some of you say you are Christians but you do not know how to live a genuine Christian-like life in words and deeds. Know that God is taking note
      You call others all sorts of names. They call others wicked but they are more wicked. Those whose mouths and minds derogatory words generate from, project they are the worst of people. If you did not know that, learn it and before it is too late for you and the other critics.
      Our Lord said: “Those who knew it and did not do it, it is a sin. They will get a worst beating.” Think about that and figure it out.

      • GOD IS Watching
        December 15, 2016

        you must talk like that because YOUR BELLY FULL and our children’s bellies are hungry BUT OUR GOD MUST ANSWER OUR CRIES………GOD WILL RESCUE DOMINICA FOR OUR CHILDREN’S SAKE.

      • The Truth Be Told
        December 16, 2016

        @ GOD IS WATCHING. I do not wish to make any derogatory comments to you. However, let us be fair and let me ask you. Putting it respectfully, how many children do you have and out of wedlock?
        You blame the government for everything and not yourself. People are responsible for themselves. You have a conscience. You know what your past lifestyle was and your present one is. Look to yourself and how you lived your life, in the past and in the present.
        God knows you and everything you have done and are doing, just as everyone else. When you mention God’s name, ensure that you live a good Christian life which is pleasing to Him. One of it is to pray for others; not only yourself. He cannot be deceived.
        God rewards the good and punishes the wicked..

  39. non ya business
    December 13, 2016

    as long as i live by the grace of god almighty, UWP will never see power. i will make sure of it.

    • Tjebe fort
      December 14, 2016

      Be careful garcon and don’t wish yourself an early death.

    • Is your dam business
      December 14, 2016

      Ur blasted idiot… As long as i live by the grace of god.. I will make sure that people like you and the curupt people in government rot in that stock farm prison.. Just lose that election come 2019!

  40. The Truth Be Told
    December 13, 2016

    At least he did not become an ambassador for Dominica. It appears there is nothing to be concerned about. Corporations as financial institution employ crooks and they are not aware of it until they commence projecting their true colors as deceivers. So we can say, what else is new?
    We must thank God he did not become Dominica’s ambassador and implicate Dominica in his mess. Therefore, you cannot blame the PM. No use wasting time over it. His unscrupulous actions and lifestyle caught up with him. He will bear the consequences. Let St. Maarten authorities that arrested him deal with him and the Italian government after he is extradited. No love lost. Close this case. As the saying, let sleeping dogs lie.

    • ??????????????????
      December 14, 2016

      You people are sick. All you do is find excuses for the corruption. But day of reckoning will come and then he will know for sure who his true friend were all a long. If you see a friend sliding down a pit, pull him out don’t push him down further. This is a basic rule for humanity. DO YOU HAVE KIDS???????

      • The Truth Be Told
        December 14, 2016

        You are the sick one who cannot comprehend sensible writing. Shame on you! :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:
        You will pay for your unkind words and judging others. People as you cause D/ca to be what it is with also your consistent disrespect and rudeness. What a shame you cannot do any better. I guess you are what you are and will never change and do anything better. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

      • Tjebe fort
        December 15, 2016

        Answer the question Truth, do you have kids, because I can not possibly imagine anyone putting up with a mother like you, you are just a spiteful, blinkered old mother goose that never saw a gander but still desperate to lay a golden egg. May the spirit of Christmas have mercy on you.

    • Truth Be Told
      December 14, 2016

      You are such a fool, you that The Truth Be Told!

    • Tjebe fort
      December 14, 2016

      Hahaha, Baroness Scotland will ride to the rescue. In London last week on 8 Dec. she gave an ant-corruption lecture and promised to eradicate corruption in the commonwealth. You hear that Roosevelt, your pal said that so watch yourself.
      Her lecture was like one of your press conferences. She arrived later, left early and refused to answer any questions. The people who invited her said they regretted doing so and will never ask her to come again. If you don’t believe me read the Times from London. Angelo did it on his programme but to make sure I checked for myself. Birds of a feather flock together.

    • Music Producer
      December 14, 2016

      “Milan, Italy (TDN) — Francesco Corallo who was appointed Dominica’s ambassador to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), by the Skerrit regime in June 2011 has been placed on INTERPOL’s most wanted list. ”

      See link above for detail, wake up from your sleepless slumber!

    • Willie
      December 14, 2016

      Dream on!

  41. December 13, 2016

    Here we go again!

  42. press sec
    December 13, 2016

    Our government is proving to be a gang star government. Here’s evidence of the tip of the iceberg.

    • Me
      December 15, 2016

      They are looking for amateur actors for a new film to be produced here called “Gangsta”. I propose they recruit our cabinet a dn give them a golden egg as compensation.

  43. Malgraysa
    December 13, 2016

    You forgot to mention Dominica’s embassy in Bejing, China at:
    5-1-22 Xingdong Road no.1, Chaoyang
    Ta Ynan Diplomatic Compound.

    Note: this is not to be confused with the diplomatic mission of the Dom. Republic, which is located at a different address on Xiaojun Rd, also in Bejing

    The head of mission position, with the rank of Ambassador is officially listed as vacant but we know that the operations are run by David Hsiu “assistant to P.M. Roosevelt Skerrit,” and fronted by Robert Woe Yao, who is known as “special envoy of the Commonwealth of Dominica in China”. This was confirmed in the press release by Chines group ASCG, when they signed an MOU with Roosevelt Skerrit in Shanghai on 8 Nov., 2013 for the construction of a hospital, a hotel (in Roseau) and an international airport in a U.S.$ 300 million deal.

    • Tjebe fort
      December 14, 2016

      So you mean that Robert Woe Yao fellow has a diplomatic passport also? How else could he be our special envoy in China. Oh boy, oh boy , questions and more questions. No wonder Francine Baron refused to answer Lennox Linton the House. It must be clear she is just shielding …………….

      • The Truth Be Told
        December 14, 2016

        Did you consider she felt he did not deserve an answer?

  44. viewsexpressed
    December 13, 2016

    What credentials has this running and hiding man got to be appointment as an Ambassador to Dominica? Why is he on the run, from whom? What illegal activities (if any) has he been engaged in that has US authorities running to apprehend him and that Dominicans should be aware concerned of? If hat the case then, we question the statement that is mentioned in the above article, which is ……….. “If the appointment is approved then arrangements are made for credentials to be presented and where applicable missions established….” What are his credentials, if any…? Who recommended him and why and how?
    Skerrit and his political advisors and schemers must answer to the people of Dominica. They have failed Dominica and Dominicans big time. Skerrit should resign.

  45. Lougawoo Memm
    December 13, 2016

    What difference does it make at this time? The PM supporters love the poverty imposed on them while diplomatic passports sold to international criminals enriched the lives of the privileged.

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 14, 2016

      What is the meaning of Lougawoo Memm? :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  46. uk black Dominican
    December 13, 2016

    i am a true Dominica here in London Q95 is the true station since 2011 I have know of this Deception taking place on on my birth land big up MR G and others that keep opening our eyes
    also big up to Dno top class keep the fire burning freeing the people.

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 14, 2016

      The only freedom is in Our Lord Jesus Christ. Your life and words must depict it in order to be free in Him. There is no other freedom. It appears you do not know that.

  47. GOD IS Watching
    December 13, 2016

    We and our will continue to PRAY and CRY out to GOD on our hungry bellies and hurting hearts untill the God that we serve intervene and set tour country free from this ONE MAN government and his cabal . WE KNOW HOW TO PRAY……..WE ARE WAITING ON TIME WITH GOD.

  48. Anansi
    December 13, 2016

    One more down, more to go. The thing some of us don’t realize is that US and European intelligence agencies give you a long rope to hang yourself. They can gather evidence for years. But when they move on you, they have enough to bury you for many lifetimes.

  49. Lang Mama
    December 13, 2016

    Dominica has more Diplomats out there than Dominicans I. Antigua and what have these Diplomats brought us. We’ll I know what it brought them crooks and it was allegedly that Corallo had brought a box of uses shoes for needy children in Dominica and that was a measure of good faith

  50. December 13, 2016

    God loves a” tryer.”

  51. Clarence_Christian
    December 13, 2016

    Leave our pm alone. I love my pm cause he improve de country so i can pay my debt. I love my pm cause he is very handsome. I love my pm cause layba is the best Govt i ever see in Dominica.

    • Clarence V. Christian
      December 14, 2016

      I want to state categorically the above comment from Clarence_Christian is NOT repeat NOT Clarence V. Christian the Former Director of Audit.

      • 1979 is forever....
        December 14, 2016

        AA Claro you clearing yourself early boy…hmmm lololol captain!! the ship is sinking….captain…..the seas are rough!!…..you remember that calypso…..

      • Tjebe fort
        December 15, 2016

        Clarence, you want to clear your name but rmember you still owe us the annual reports and breaking the constitution for not doing that on time. I expect better from you but if you tell us it is the Speaker that is the hold up I can forgive you.

  52. EnfantDiable
    December 13, 2016

    Has DNO sought a response from the current Minister for external Affairs on this matter?
    And will NABES AND I allow the Opposition to ask a question on this matter?

  53. December 13, 2016

    These are the people, giving Dominica a bad name,

  54. December 13, 2016

    More to come

  55. Observer
    December 13, 2016

    Editor please add to your list of diplomatic appointments:
    Belize: Hon. Consul Alex Chang
    India: Hon. Consul Rama Kant Shukla
    Morocco: Hon. Consul. Dr. Farad Benis
    U.S.A. Dominica Ambassador for Oceans & Seas Paolo Zampolli
    U.S.A. Ambassador Jonathan S.R. Brown (Miami area)
    Holy See: non-res. Ambassador Edward (Eddie) Lambert
    Mexico: non-res. Ambassador Julius Timothy
    Ambassador at large: Emmanuel Nanthan

    Don’t know if this list is complete. Why can’t the Foreign Minister give us a complete list. Is it a state secret? These people are supposed to promote Dominica overseas after all.

    PS. We no longer have a Unesco Mission in Paris France, or an Ambassador to Monaco. No announcement or explanation was ever given by our Govt.

  56. Da
    December 13, 2016

    Another one bites the dust. Soon Dominica will be the laughing stock of the Caribbean. A lot of people do not want to listen to Lennox because of political gains that they have enjoyed under DLP , but I hope one day we will not say that Lennox had told us so. This is not only politics , it is reality.
    How can ministers ,travel overseas so often , own so much land , build so many houses, have money in pocket to send kids on scholarships overseas and do all that on a minister’s salary?
    The eggs will soon hatch.

  57. Shaka Zulu
    December 13, 2016

    The million dollar questions are how much he paid Dominica for that privilege, who he paid, and where is that money. Let’s hear it. Bribery of politicians huh!!!!!!

  58. For Real
    December 13, 2016

    Once again Dominican name is on the international scene for all the wrong reasons.
    1)Tell me who took unofficial leave just last week and went away?
    2) Where did he go?
    3) Who accompanied him?
    4) How close was him and this Coralla guy?
    5) Who did he meet on this trip? So many questions and only a few of us have the answers.

    Dominicans have to come to the realization that no man is bigger than the country. So when we see he is taking the country down , we have to act with decisive force to put an end to that mess.

  59. Massacre
    December 13, 2016

    This Corallo guy has been parading as a Da ambassador in the UN for a few years. So the so called big party members knew of this guy. I was waiting for this to happen because he was going around calling himself special representative from Dominica.
    There are many more suspicious activities by our so called officials that are in the pipelines that the INTERPOL and FBI are looking into, and when the big bomb burst you all have to say mister tell you all so.
    It is so plain to see that so many of our …… officials are living a life that is higher that what their salaries can support.
    So once again Dominicans are waiting for the roof to collapse for them to fix the licks.

  60. Gennifer Dyer
    December 13, 2016

    Is people like real possie that the ignorants in Dominica. You yourself should read and understand. The government of Dominica tried all they could to offer diplomatic immunity to this …….. and is because of the two other parties( Italy & FAO) why it was not granted. This serve to show that the government of Dominica is corrupted and not doing good background checks at all.
    Its high time for the ignorant people like real possie to wake up

    • Gennifer Dyer
      December 13, 2016

      When will Dominican stand up n demand answers?

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 14, 2016

      You, too are ignorant. You should know, those who approve of it as the UN are the ones who should do the background checks and the final one. They have the means to do so. It is like getting a loan from them.

  61. Zulu
    December 13, 2016

    Well all I will say on that it’s unless the international countries like U.S. and Europe put restrictions on Dominicans travelling we will not understand the dangers the present government has us embroiled in. Take note my people this is the beginning of things to unfold. Continue to chose political parties and politicians over your well being and that of your children future. all the persons who come defending the wrong doings have already paved their way in the U.S. . Find out where they really live Dominica is a visit to them

  62. Respecr
    December 13, 2016

    Then they will talk their utter rubbish that the Dominican people don’t need to know who holds diplomatic passport and what are the criteria. Not until Dominica is blacklisted and the people feel the effects will be learn

  63. I Know!
    December 13, 2016

    When comes to politics in Dominica, I sit in the middle of the road. Sometimes when listening to Qfm, I say to myself, “these hosts like Alleyne and Peltier or even Linton, they doh tired lambaste de government…?” And just then, a story like this breaks out… When are all these crooked and humiliating appointments and actions by our government stop?

    Just as they do something and make you say, “Oh! That’s a good move…” they make you want to swallow your tongue. Stupes smh

    • viewsexpressed
      December 13, 2016

      I feel your pain….its painful enough to wonder where we are and worse where we going, if we not even sure where we came from and how we go to where we are.

    • Rachel
      December 13, 2016

      Dominicans are too wicked in their ignorance! They love their dimples and their pretty “first lady” with American children whilst they continue to sousay Sel. One by one they have to come down that’s just the beginning

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 13, 2016

      You must think before concluding about this situation. The man presented himself. Was he sought out to be an Ambassador for Dominica? Many people operate under cover and no one can detect their unscrupulous ways, at least not from the beginning.
      Read the paragraph thoroughly, the one before the last and you should comprehend that not only Dominica has to approve him but other entities.
      You are right QFM and the other gangs should be tired of lambasting the government. Do you think any of them could do better being the leader of a Party and PM of Dominica?
      Keep an open mind on this one. There are those whose minds are closed and veiled, even sealed, as you should know very well. It depends on which Party they support.

  64. Thomian
    December 13, 2016

    WHAT A MESS….WHEN WILL WE LEARN?

  65. real possie
    December 13, 2016

    I can only imagine the comments that are going to come on here with no mindful thoughts as to the light they will put on our country. One, the report says he was being looked at for the position as to talking on our behalf when it came to FAO, which as i know had no monetary handling. What i would’ve love to see in the reporting as to, was there prior wrongdoings by this before being looked at? Because we know of prior administrations of Dominica who traveled to a Spanish country to give a terrorist our passport. I will be watching the outcome of this case, which should have any implication to our country where we have to have people speak on our behalf’s because we are a small state.

    • Moi
      December 13, 2016

      so because past administrations traveled to a spanish country bla bla what happens with Corallo is right?

      The point is the man was being sought on specific charges and claimed diplomatic immunity. What I am wondering is if the man was given and “initial appointment”, whether it was necessary to issue a diplomatic passport to him. Especially knowing the receiving country could block the full appointment.

    • CRIME STOPPERZ
      December 13, 2016

      you are an original possie IDIOT

    • Tjebe fort
      December 13, 2016

      Come on Possie, you clutching at straws now my man. Your hero’s halo has slipped and hanging on his nose, obstructing his view. You know what, This can explain Skrit’s heavy armed security at all times because surely he can not be afraid of us Dominicans who he says he loves.

    • Da
      December 13, 2016

      Once again another Dominican who is more concerned about what Dominicans will say rather than what will happen to Dominica in the future. This guy is directly linked to the Dominican Gov’t and all you can say is thoughts of people? Your head is in the sand , pluck it out.

    • Free Thinker
      December 13, 2016

      Real Possie, Have you asked yourself, Why this Government is so gifted or lucky in selecting or looking at characters like these to represent Dominica? Birds of a feather flock together my friend.

    • Freelance
      December 13, 2016

      Real possie why do you want to dwell in the past administration that was 16 years and more ago . Don’t you think that a party which came into power under the promise to clean out corruption should be engulfed in such embarrassing events. BTW this is not the only one; wey also have the Moduka lady from Nigeria whose case is pending and what about Dominica Trade House.com that has never been resolved. Then we have the Panama Papers and the on going episode with the Baronness. It just keeps unfolding in our faces. And you still waiting to see what obtained more than 16 years ago. What a shame.

      • December 14, 2016

        The past is our history we can’t ignore it. It is not dwelling in the past when we are reminded of our past sins. The same sins that we committed in the past, we are now willing to forget them and and adopt a holyer than thou attitude when looking at other peoples transgressions…. that’s just rank hypocrisy.

      • Me
        December 14, 2016

        Looks like you are very familiar with sin Point? Poor soul. Will pray for you.

    • jonathan st jean
      December 13, 2016

      @real possie,you seem to be of the view that your little comments on DNO mean that much in the broad scheme of things.There is so much going on in the world that most people don’t even know or care what goes in in two bit countries like Dominica.Even Skerritt said that Dominica is not a country.However when you have a criminal claiming that he represents a country at a prestigious organization like the FAO,then that becomes news of note worthiness on the international scheme of things.Who appointed him ambassador?Then these are the people who do harm to Dominica’s image,because such need is picked up by the international press.Put this in your pipe and smoke it

      • December 14, 2016

        Unless u are commenting on another article, is he presently representing Dominica as an ambassador? Did he ever represent Dominica ? ” A man whom Dominica SOUGHT to be it’s permanent representative to the Food and Agriculture Organization was arrested…………” was he ever appointed to as an ambassador? Just asking.

    • Hahahahahaha
      December 13, 2016

      Grand ma always said Show me your friends I’ll tell U who U are..

    • Sweet Roses
      December 13, 2016

      @real possie,
      It seems like you’ve led the pack with your no “mindful pack.” LOL.

    • icho
      December 13, 2016

      what are really saying??? Did you read the above article??

    • Rachel
      December 13, 2016

      Real issue shut the hell up! More to come! Stay tuned! Somethings happening!

    • non ya business
      December 13, 2016

      off cause they will hide that comment as low. but you make sense. they can only see what wrong with this administration nothing good. all the wrong they did in their four years have no bearing. i live under them, they came into power just as i turned 18, out of college and freshly training in a government training program. finish train with other well accomplished trainees and they look for marigot people to give the position.

      • Lang Mama
        December 14, 2016

        Zort Laborites ignorant wii. “You can hide the comment” lol. Idiot the comment hid itself. Even my 7 year old understand how comments get hidden. But alas Laborites most of them are not allowed to think, read , much less analyze anything

    • Truth Be Told
      December 13, 2016

      Granny always taught us that two wrongs do not make a right!

    • freegid tree
      December 13, 2016

      Wow!!!! You doing damage control??? :twisted: Birds of a feather I call that. Some real arrests will take place in DA. Some will cry, but some will dance and sing.

      • Dominican
        December 14, 2016

        WOW you may wait longer than Columbus eh. Btw how the Panama papers arrest going nah

    • Lang Mama
      December 13, 2016

      Bowik gwatas

  66. AA
    December 13, 2016

    Why is it that this government seeks out all the …… for diplomatic appointments to represent the Dominican people, is it that they would and are willing to pay the highest amount for such appointments? Where does the revenue from the sale of diplomatic positions go too? Can the FS tell the people whether the sale of diplomatic appointments reaches in the treasury or it goes to personal bank accounts? If it does not go to the treasury the persons responsible are engaging in money laundering and needs to be arrested and charged for this. When is the FIU going to get the balls to do their work, are they waiting for the CFATF to place sanctions on the country?

  67. December 13, 2016

    And one more thing don’t you have to submit your credential be for you brcome diplomat?

    • Me
      December 14, 2016

      It is clear that in the case of our government you can substitute “credential;s” with “money”.

  68. Doc. Love
    December 13, 2016

    According to DNO, Skeritt was out of Dominica of private business, I wonder whether that private business had anything to do with Mr. Corrallo. Please DNO. I am not associating you with anything to do with the man, I am just simply asking a question and because you reported of Skeritt’s absence from Dominica you are mentioned in my comments. That is all, that is all, that is all.

  69. December 13, 2016

    Boy all these ….. a dipolmat to Dominica. What corrupt country is this? It said to say , but it putting a bad taste in my mouth to tell peope I’mDominica. This is just the beginning from Dominica.

  70. Anthony P. Ismael
    December 13, 2016

    All we have to do is review the financial activities of these politicians during that time period and we shall get our answers.

  71. Anthony P. Ismael
    December 13, 2016

    And just how did we get involved with this character? Who recommended him to us and what sort of under the table deals went down in his selection? Who was paid what?
    How many new Pajeros were purchased because of dirty dealings with this guy?
    Who built extra homes or improved existing ones?
    Who traveled first class on another misnamed jolly overseas?
    There are plenty questions to answer.

  72. A.B
    December 13, 2016

    Just appoint people to shame us

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