Interpol investigations show Ibrahim has no connection to Dominica – PM


Investigations by International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) show Dawood Ibrahim has no connections to the Commonwealth of Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said.

Reports that Ibrahim, an Indian national, has obtained a Dominica passport through the island’s economic citizenship program, are false, according to Skerrit.

Speaking on “The Next Level” radio program on Saturday, he said government has conducted an extensive search into the matter and there is no evidence to match the claim.

Ibrahim, who is accused of heading an illegal empire, has been ranked fourth on Forbes’ World’s Top 10 most dreaded criminals list of 2008.

He is also on the wanted list of Interpol for organised crime and counterfeiting.

Skerrit said Interpol has been assisting Dominica in investigating Ibrahim, and reports from the organization show he has no connection to Dominica. Ibrahim allegedly holds 16 passports and Interpol shows none of them are of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Skerrit said.

“We have the passport numbers issued by Interpol… Interpol has not said in its records that Mr. Ibrahim is a holder of a Dominican passport,” the Prime Minister stated.

He continued, “All our searches, [that] the ministry of finance, the police conducted of his records has not found any evidence to indicate that Mr. Ibrahim Darwood applied for, nor was granted Dominican citizenship under the economic citizenship program. He is not a holder of any Dominican citizenship or Dominican passport.”

“If Mr. Ibrahim had applied under the economic citizenship program, there’s no way he could have passed the test of the due diligence. There’s no way,” Skerrit emphasized.

Government has accused Dominican economist Thompson Fontaine of being the source of the claim that Ibrahim has a Dominica passport. Prime Minister Skerrit says government is taking the matter “very very seriously” and will engage a forensic investigator to clarify “origins of the allegations.”

Meanwhile Skerrit has described as “heavily scrutinised”, the process of obtaining economic citizenship of Dominica. He said all applicants are subjected to a “rigourous” process which includes extensive investigation by the due diligence committee, an interview committee, minister of finance, ministry of national security and immigration and chief immigration officer.

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  1. Lex
    April 6, 2017

    Skerrit in his right mind na allu. Skerrit that say wi and Lester Sebastien have that on FB as if it is from a credible source! The world does not believe anything that comes from Skerrit, this bastard lies for a living. One question to him though,

    Mr. Skerrit do you know what INTERPOL has to say about you and your connections with Manfared, Alison, Corallo and the rest of your thiefing clan?

    Well thank you!

  2. Voice From The North
    January 16, 2012

    With all the clouds of doubt and allegations of impropriety looming over the PM’s head, I would only believe if INTERPOL and not the PM discloses the findings regarding the holding of a Dominican passport by Dawood Ibrahim.

  3. En Ba La
    November 18, 2011

    Um Hmmm I hope the same forsenic investigator will conduct the one involving the Amabassador claim in Italy.

  4. politbureau
    November 17, 2011

    Thomson Fontaine actually never said that the man has a Dominican passport in his possession.He has done worse.he has concluded in his warped mind and by some twisted logic that because the man`s lawyer and friend has a passport then it stands to reason that he also has one.its the same as saying that because my friends an relatives have US visas then I should have one also , which by the way I don’t need and don’t desire.

  5. ZANG
    November 15, 2011


  6. simple mind
    November 15, 2011

    Tell us Mr.Skerritt,were you the holder of a french passport when you were nominated for the 2010 general elections?if you do not want to tell the opposition,but Skerro,please tell us ,we want to know the truth or else you are causing us to believe otherwise.

  7. Yes I
    November 14, 2011

    Labourite: The sky is blue and beautiful.

    Skerrit: NOOOOO IT IS RED!!!!

    Labourite: Oh yes my bad the sky is RED.

    LOL SO Laughable

      November 15, 2011

      Did you really believe that?

    • Babs
      November 17, 2011

      And your point dummy?

    November 14, 2011

    Iam a born Dominican. I believe our PM cuz make up stories easy to believe. I’D rather support our PM than make up stories.

    • jay
      November 17, 2011

      well u said it alll… u believe the pm cause its a better make up story dan d uwp.

  9. moi mem
    November 14, 2011

    we really don’t know who is telling the truth, but we do know, so when the story will eventually surface properly for justice must be served, we will know who is lying. strange eh, fontaine talking againt our PM whom for him had no fault, is Fontaine looking for something? i dont trust the PM and i dont trust Fontaine.

  10. Anonymous
    November 14, 2011

    FONTAINE thanks for keeping us informed of these acts of national concern..LOVE YOU SIR,YOU ARE A REAL PATRIOT…!

      November 15, 2011

      Please correct the meant Parrot.

  11. troubled Waters
    November 14, 2011

    it is all about the millions being amassed by a few from the sales of Dominican passports. Which Economic Citizenship programme? It is all about facilitating those crooks, criminals, money-launders, Dons, traffickers, terrorists to obtain and be in possession of Dominican passport. Dominican passports selling like HOT BREAD.

    Dominicans do not know how many passports have been sold so far, whether to crooks from Asia, Middle east, Iran or wherever. Dominicans do not know and have never been informed of how much money have been collected or deposited in our Treasury. Well we cannot know how much each agent pockets selling Dominican passports. is that good for our country? is so Dominica come, mired in more and more corrupt practices and Bad Governance?

    November 14, 2011




    ADMIN: Ironically you are commenting anonymously as SANDBOGGIE. Why don’t you lead the way and post from your Facebook account?

    • Shameless
      November 14, 2011

      Admin you are the man! I just love your response to this :lol:

    • Super Marlee
      November 14, 2011

      ADMIN! hahahaha, ok we have our differences but GEEZ….I agree with you 100%.

    • Justice and Truth
      November 14, 2011

      @ sandboog

      You have made me laugh. :lol: You are like the pot calling the kettle black. Even from afar we have much to offer. Remember? We are still very much Dominicans. We do care with all our heart. You can’t take it away from us. I am certain that DNO knows it.
      DNO great response. :)

    • ye yep
      April 7, 2017

      i love ADMIN.

  13. RAS B
    November 14, 2011

    I hope that I am not the only one, but I find this statement very interesting:“We have the passport numbers issued by Interpol… Interpol has not said in its records that Mr. Ibrahim is a holder of a Dominican passport,” the Prime Minister stated!

  14. time for truth
    November 14, 2011

    I am trying my best to give the Prime Minister the benefit of the doubt but it is very hard for the following reasons:
    1.With something as important as this one where the name of our country has been is involved, why did the Prime Minister had to hide behind Astaphan’s program on Kairi to make those remarks he made?
    2.Why did the PM not entertain questions from the general public so we could hear both sides? Or better yet, why not call a press conference to address such an important issue that affects all of us?
    3.The PM new so much about Mr. Sighn that he even said that Mr. Singh does not have a criminial record but he is divorced and as a result has a custodial battle with his X wife for their son and that Mr. Singh is now in England. With tat being said, the Prime minister needs to tell us the following (1) Whose passport did Mr. Singh and his son use to flee to England? (2) Did he use Dominica’s passport? (3)If our passport was used then whose name was on the passport? Now that he knows where Mr Singh is, why did he and/or his government fail to respond to three letters from the Indian government, regarding the whereabout of Mr. Singh?

  15. Anonymous
    November 14, 2011

    first of all i want to make it clear that i am not defending Skerrit, he have to take what he get but I cannot believe that in these present days with the technology available and so many educated people in Dominica that we allow a man from Spain to fool us. A man can change his name all how he want but if you on the world top ten most wanted list you would have to change your face to travel like the article claims. Getting a passport from Dominica won’t help you. Back-door alone Mr. can travel. lol

      November 15, 2011

      I said the very same thing and these uwp and fontaine (get a doctor) gave me negative likes.

      How the hell the most wanted man travelling…oh la, where he going?

  16. Anonymous
    November 14, 2011

    We going to be Dominicans after PM Skeritt is gone. As Dominicans we should refrain from making these destructive statements until we have all the facts. Both sides (the person making the allegation and the Government) have not showed us their evidence. Have anyone wonder what kind of damage we can do to our country based on allegations. What if the allegations are wrong what then will we say to our children, sorry. Would you bomb your house to get rid of rats? The man from Spain: is using words like alleged and have only made reference to Dr Fontaine website as his source of information. If you know that Dominica is selling passports to criminals then you should know the criminals names. If you are sure that this Ibrahim man has a Dominican passport then you must have seen it and have evidence. So in all I am asking for not just the government but both sides to show their evidence.

  17. DA is our Home
    November 14, 2011

    You honestly think that if someone have a dominican passport and commited a crime the Govt of Dominica would be able to cover that up. A crime was commited in london with ties to the middle east the boddy was not even cold and they knew what country all 7 passport were from. You think little Dominica is exempt from the same passport laws? I am not sure who is spreading those crazy rumors but you guys need to know the international laws regarding passport before you start posting this nonesense on the website. Encourage people to come to DA not drive them away with false news.

  18. patriot
    November 14, 2011



    • Anonymous
      November 14, 2011

      The rubbish is just what you spewed out..SENSELESS CRAP…..LOVE YOU DR FONTAINE.

  19. Anonymous
    November 14, 2011

    Has anyone read what was written on the weeklyblitz site? The writer is always claiming to have evidence but never reveals it. I find that strange. The writer is engaged in name calling and is asking more questions than giving answers. I can understand that some of you might not want to believe the PM but this looks like a scam. It’s amazing that we Dominicans want evidence from the PM but we do not request it from a non Dominican attempting to damage our country.

    • Anonymous
      November 14, 2011


  20. sorry
    November 14, 2011

    An issue lingering so long and they did not present their findings to the general media instead they chose to read the so called report on a talk show of Tony astaphan. Give us the report so we can validate the findings with Interpol. At least we saw the two letters from the Indian embassy.

  21. Why
    November 14, 2011

    haha what did the deceased Prime Minister Pierre Charles have to say about his Society.haha

    why has this island being under developed and lack high end investment…

    didnt know a island existed with some many folks who are easily mislead and comforted with nonsense from a child who leads them and a money grubeller attorney.

    November 14, 2011

    STOP THE PRESSES….IF this man is the most wanted man in the world, where the hell is he going with a passport….where is he travelling too.

    Unless he did a complete make over, facial , blood and whatever I don’t understand why is he wanting a passport.

  23. Stop sales now
    November 14, 2011

    The TRUTH must prevail. The TRUTH is like flowing water, which will eventually find its way out irrespective of the obstacles, twists or stumbling blocks in its path.

    It seems that none of the actions done by Skerritt and his Govt.should be questioned? Everything they do are OK? No problem? We need to deal with authenticities here. Why should the Dominican people believe Skeritt that time on that issue, without verify whether the statements are true or False?

    Where is the copy of the INTEERPOL investigative report on the Dawood Ibrahim/Dominica passport affair? If the Govt. received that INTERPOL report shouldn’t the media have accesss to it? The Dominican people are all envelopped in that mess done by a few.

    Selling of Dominican passports should have been discontinued long time. Dominicans were expressing fears about our passports being bought by international crooks, criminals, and possibly terrorists. Skerritt and his Govt. were advised about the negative impacts to Dominica. That selling of our passports have done much moree harm to the country and people of Dominica. Dominicans must ask themselves:
    Where has all the $$$$$ gone from sales of Dominican passports? To our Treasurey or to the pockets and bank accounts of a few?

    Where are the investments from those who bought Dominican citizenship/ passports? Are Dominicans worried about their security at all? Those who are selling passports and prostituting sweet Dominica must STOP IT or face the wrath. THE COUNTRY and its PEOPLE are worth much more than a few people making mucho, mucho, mucho $$$$$$$$$.

  24. bougla
    November 14, 2011

    If Fontaine is lying he deserves a lengthy prison sentence.

    • Really
      November 14, 2011

      This is beyond Thomson Fontaine. I am not sure if you guys are listening to everything. Stop making this a Thomson thing. It is beyond Thomson.

      • BIG WOOD
        November 14, 2011


    • incarnate
      November 14, 2011

      and if fontaine not lying you deserve your teeth to be kicked out of your mouth! because your doubt would allow my children to become 6th class world citizens, affiliated with criminals….

      • real possie
        November 14, 2011

        wow thats all i can say to u incarnate

  25. kakarat
    November 14, 2011

    do you think that the PM would come on radio and give mis-information about interpol? How does Fontaine have this information and none of the security organizations have it? i submit that if Dharwood was the holder of a Dominican passport, this would have become international news.

    • November 14, 2011

      It’s international news already and my GOD help us DOMINICANS especially those who are living in North America and else where because we will feel the backlash just as those at home will.
      Their was a magistrate “Mr. Marie” from Portsmouth who use to say while he was on the bench and I qoute SMOKE DOESNT COME OUT WITHOUT FIRE, I know we are a strong people but we have to read and educate ourselves we have got to face up to what is happening in DOMINICA it”s not a party thing it’s our ISLAND and if we stop the talking and lsten and read we will be better prepeared to stand up for our DOMINICA and our children will still hope we cant leave it for them to clean up all the poeple should come together as our National Athem stated ” Come ye forward, sons and daughters Strive for honor, sons and daughter Do the right, be firm be fair We must prosper, Sound the call, In which every one rejoices, All for each and each for ALL.
      We need our ISLAND back we have to get our prestiage and our good image in the ourside World again after all we are the Nature Island.

    • ZehZeh....
      November 14, 2011

      How would it be international news? the man has 16 passports, none of which are international news…..and I dont suppose they would all be from countries where terrorist activity is suspected. but what do i kno?

    • Sacway Gas
      November 14, 2011

      That was the whole point of using the word “Interpol” in the explanation. To have persons like you speaking just the way you did.

      A list from Interpol would never indicate the name “Dawood Ibhrahim” is a holder of a Dominican passport because this passport would be obtained on a different name, allowing him to travel without being caught.

      I like the your last sentence. This matter shall definitely make it to international news. You just wait!

      • KoKo Naughts
        November 14, 2011

        I don’t have a dog in the fight but I can comprehend…“We have the passport numbers issued by Interpol… Interpol has not said in its records that Mr. Ibrahim is a holder of a Dominican passport,” the Prime Minister stated…PASSPORT NUMBERS! Just wanted to point that out. And also I think Ibrahim now holds 17 passports because now everybody and their mother knows of his 16

      • Guess Who
        November 14, 2011

        Kokonuts did you get the point? or u just being sacastic.

        Seriously…. :(

  26. christianity is evil
    November 14, 2011

    where is the evidence for the claim? being suspicious doesn’t suffice.

  27. Just Saying ...
    November 14, 2011

    This economic citizenship program reminds of a US program of which I have experience with – it is the EB-5 visa …

    The EB-5 Visa (Green Card) Immigrant Investment Program is a Unique Opportunity to Obtain Permanent, Lawful United States Residency. This employment-based, immigrant investment program is a quick, easy process with a very favorable visa approval rating and is your Fast Track to permanent U.S residency. For example – the Lake Buena Vista Regional Center, located in Orlando Florida, the World’s #1 Vacation Destination, has fulfilled the Job Requirements of the program through Job Preservation. So, investors can be very confident of their Green Card approval, and their investment in the Lake Buena Vista Regional Center.

    Advantages of the EB-5 Program are
    Green Cards for You, Your Spouse, and Unmarried Children Under the Age of 21
    Freedom to Live, Work, and Retire Anywhere in the United States. No Day-to-Day Management Required of the Investor. Educational Benefits – Children May Attend College or University at the Same Cost as U.S. Residents
    Located in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) and Requires Only $500,000 USD Investment
    Already Fulfilled the Job Requirements of the Program. Faster Approval Time and Favorable Success Rate with an Optional Path to U.S. Citizenship in Five Years.

    Sound like the US has an Economic Citizenship Program just like Dominica.

    Just Saying …

    • Cerberus.
      November 14, 2011

      The U.S. programme is nothing like ours. Our scheme does not require atangible economic investment to be made in Dominica, as is the case with U.S.A. There are other differences but this is the main, and crucial one.

      • Lily
        November 14, 2011

        Cerberus, I deduce that “Just Saying” is referring to the fact that both countries have an Economic Citizenship Program. He/She is not saying that both programs are similar or identical. It seems quite obvious from the post.

    • harry
      November 14, 2011

      Irrelevant! ! Does not lend to to issue. Troll

  28. One Love
    November 14, 2011

    8-O WE issued the passport . . . or WE DIDN’T



      November 14, 2011


  29. ZANG
    November 14, 2011

    U Dominicans that create and make up stories should be ashamed!!!! This is not just hurting the gov image but the entire country. You guys need to grow up and stop making up stories and lies!!! this is bullcrap man

    • November 14, 2011

      The lack of Knowledge is a bad thing in your case it’s better for you to blame others instead of taking the time sort out the information that is out there for you so stop throwing stones because it will come back to hit you open your mind and do your own investigation start with you pal REP demind answers.

      • ZANG
        November 14, 2011


  30. Dr. Finger
    November 14, 2011

    The sale of our passports is begining to make me very very nervous and upset. It is hightime that the said programme be brought to a STOP, a full list of all foreigners holding our passports published in the gazette and local newspapers for our knowledge, an independent committee under the guidance of the president set-up to review the files and cancel/ recall all those issued under suspecious circumstances, and those guilty of issueing passports contrary to established guidelines be prosecuted.

    Enough is enough. How longe are successive governments going to keep defending a failed programme? How long is it going to take someone with the testicular fortitude to make the right decision and do what is nenessary to prtect our national pride (passports). We cannot allow our passports to be used as pawns in a never ending money making scheme that has gone rougue.As a dominican holding US citizenship I was taken aback last year when upon rentry into the US the immigration officer asked if Dominica was still in the business of selling passports. By his accent I could tell the officer was of caribbean descent but did not care to inquire. This really struck home and I remain very upset up to this day.

    Quit blaming the messengers and protectors of national pride. Politics aside, as long as this failed programme continues we as a people will continue to be rediculed and pinalized for selling our national pride to the highest bidders. Dr. Fontaine is not the issue, the sale of our passports is the issue. If Dr. Fontaine does not publish the information then someone else will. This is not rocket science! Mr. PM I beg you to suspend this programme in the interest of all Dominicans (laborites, UWPites, PAPPyites,Freedomites, RLPites, Diasporans etc etc).

    • Cerberus.
      November 14, 2011

      Good idea. Requests for the registration of tilte for property have to be published in the press by law Why not adopt the same requirement for requests for citizenship?

  31. bone
    November 14, 2011

    am hoping that all of this is not true but the pm says “If Mr. Ibrahim had applied under the economic citizenship program, there’s no way he could have passed the test of the due diligence. There’s no way,” Skerrit emphasized.” So it is claimed that the man has 16 passports. Do you really think he failed those tests and got these passports? Do you really think that every one of these countries gave their passports to a known criminal? What about the passport fraud we had goin on the other day with them guys in the registry etc who were arrested? Couldnt a passport have been given out in a situation like this. I mean am sure one could have slipped out somehow to unknown persons. Anyway…

  32. Very concerned
    November 14, 2011

    Skerrit believes Dominicans are fools. A simple google search with the word Dawood, no need to enter the surname, will give you a dossier of the man who is wanted for the BOMBING IN MUMBAI among other terrorist crimes. How on earth can a man like that apply for a Dominican passport?
    Skerrit needs to come clean with Dominicans at a public forum where he can answer some real questions. Don’t hide under the dress of Anthony Astaphan, talk , refuse takes questions and then run. No Skerro, this is not good enough, then you have DNO giving you breaking news.

    • Anonymous
      November 14, 2011

      did you do a google search on Jeremy Sinclair

      • Very concerned
        November 14, 2011

        No one said Jeremy Sinclair had our passport.
        If someone tells you that there is a rumour in town that your son stole something, what would you do?
        Tell the person that they should go to hell or call your son up and ask him a straight forward question?
        It is alleged that a Dominican Passport is in the possession of a terrorist, Skerrit accuses the messenger of TREASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • politbureau
      November 17, 2011

      the point is that he never applied for d/can passport.

  33. c.bruce
    November 14, 2011


  34. Very concerned
    November 14, 2011

    DNO where is the initial story? Come on, you have the PM denying an allegation but I have never seen the allegation on your site.
    Are you aware that this story began weeks ago when an Indian woman made a passionate plea to the Dominica government to assist her in locating her son who is/was in Dominica with her fugitive husband who IS IN POSSESSION of a Dominioan passport has connection with DAWOOD IBRAHIM?
    Your credibility will be better served if you do a background check and publish the real story.

  35. Blitz
    November 14, 2011

    On reflection, the title of the article must be questioned. DNO should have obtained a copy of INTERPOL’s report on the investigation about the Dominica passport in the hands of Dawood Ibrahim and publish it for all to see and read. Should those quotes from Skerritt be taken as gospel truth? How do we Dominicans verify Skerritt’s statements DNO? So just believe then? Show us INTERPOL’s investigative report. We need the TRUTH.

    How long ago that matter came to light? “Extensive search into the matter?” Bon Dieu !!
    Ibrahim on wanted list of INTERPOL? Dawood Ibrahim dreaded criminal? But how did Dominica end up in that JUBOOM, that internatiuonal scandal, nuh? GREED NUH?

    Lastly, why will Govt. never sue WEEKLY BLITZ for the articles on the matter claiming that Dawood Ibrahim does possess a Dominican passport?

    Who is Dawood Ibrahim’s Lawyer? Does he possess a Dominican passport? Does he have OFF-SHORE business in Dominica? Does he still have links with Dawood Ibrahim? All you playing with FIRE and do not know.

    Did Skerritt’s Govt. seek INTERPOL’s assistance in the passport affair involving Dawood Ibrahim? If so were Dominicans informed? If not, why? Did I read about hiring a forensic investigator for the passport sale? No forensic for FIREBOMBING crimes and the other one? Plis en Plis say Plis. Labad would say, “Time will tell.” Until then we need to prove that Skerritt’s statements, as quoted by DNO, are true, nothing but the truth.

    Could the article of WEEKLY BLITZ on THE ISSUE be published so that as people read from different sources they would be more informed and so better able to hopefully make the right conclusions and be more correct in their beliefs of what is right or wrong. Because that passport issue and Dawood Ibrahim is being internationalized and Dominicans must fully understand what is going on and the serious security risks that we could be subjected to. Think is a joke?

  36. Jake
    November 13, 2011

    So Dawood has 16 passports and the country for which it is the easiest to get he does not have…such a lie!!!

    November 13, 2011

    You know when i read the above story i thought the comments bellow would hear from all the Skerritites, deceased, dying and hanging on’s (we all know that is not labour anymore. nothing resembling Pierro, Rosie, Leblanc, etc..), but am flabbergasted … and look at “likes and dislikes” .. wow! generally Dominicans the PM.. its amazing 18/3 was less than two years.
    London Bridge is coming down.. down.. down…
    Bravo! my fellow Patriots, they can fool some people some time but they cant fool all the people….

      November 13, 2011

      Dominicans distrusts the PM

  38. Justice and Truth
    November 13, 2011

    If he does not have a Dominican passport, he may have a Dominican Republic one. How was it determined that he has a Dominica passport? While there is no smoke without fire, surely Interpol should know, if it does its homework/research properly. Interpol is all over the world. A few years ago when I was typing on my computer, to my surprise the name “Interpol” appeared on my computer on the lower left hand side. As it appeared, it quickly disappeared. I asked myself, what is Interpol doing on my computer? At that time I recall the U.S. was searching for a crook.
    That man Ibrahim is a crook. Sixteen passports? Oh my! I wonder if he is trying to get some more passports?
    What is he up to? People have to beware of such people. He is probably a smooth talker and a well-educated one who could deceive people.
    Let us hope that he does not travel to DA and arrive there incognito, under disguise. A man like that will devise all means of deceiving immigration authorities and others. He should know that he is a man that Interpol and who knows FBI are searching for.
    How sad it is that some people live certain lives and they are really not free. What a tangled web they weaved for themselves. I call them fools for they cannot enjoy what they obtained from crime. Neither can they enjoy life. He is a haunted man. In time he may be found. It is better to live a sincere godly life and in God.

  39. read
    November 13, 2011

    I need to see that Interpol report signed and stamped by them. I am not foolish to take the prime minister’s words as the final word. I need proof.

  40. Looking in
    November 13, 2011

    This is the man we have as leader… who thinks his word is gospel and no one should think otherwise.. Time will tell!!

  41. mouth of the south
    November 13, 2011

    imagine eh… i called my cat to read this… i said puss puss.. it replied… mmmmmyyyaaawwww… i took it on my lap and read the article to the cat… i then asked.. ‘puss did u believe that story’… it bowed it’s head in shame and said ‘nnnnyyyaaaawww’

    nuff said…. if u believe that then u’ll believe the sea is blue also lol… mr skerrit needs to show us written proof from the interpol that this is so..

  42. Truth To power!
    November 13, 2011



  43. No class
    November 13, 2011

    On the radio here in ny wbls weekends,they spoke about how the pm of Jamaica went on air to deny that he wasn’t gay which he was and the pm of T and T responded to the saying she was or is not an alcoholic. This is low for ppl in such high places to go on programs to give maypwee. Da is no different. The radio programs in da are so disgusting on the weekends. I call them crying radio. I know it’s a free county trying to be communist. But chill. Evil don’t last forever we saw this in a few countries this year.

  44. fete dominique
    November 13, 2011

    If these allegations are true and Mr Fontaine
    has the evedience,I am sure there must be
    a source he should find to present his evidence, if he does not have the evidence
    he is doing harm to himself and his Country
    I wonder why all these dissentions against
    this present Administration? so many allegation and up to this time i have not heard of any real evidence.While i may nt agree with all of Mr Skerrit’s policies
    but the opposition would better serve their country if they would find some project to help their country. Everyday is another story
    if is not”this is the other” Mr Sherrit
    and his administration was voted by the “mass
    of the people” opposition and potiential
    candidates are not doing justice by propaganda.While we have alot more to do
    the country has come along way. We all know that.Join together to make a better Dominica

    • November 14, 2011

      By the way did you listen to Mr.St.Clair’s interview with Matt in the morning last Friday he is the investigator on this passport matter so why do you believe that Fountain is the person responsible, and if you care to remember wasnt that the same investigator from London Egland that had broke to story regarding “Ambrose George” and Skerrit had no choice to let him go, and what did Skerrit do brought him back into GVRT and insulting DOMINICANS all over by using him as ” Acting Prime Minster” whenever he goes out of the Island dont you believe it takes one to know one. READ READ READ.

      • Anonymous
        November 14, 2011

        who is Jeremy Sinclair

  45. him
    November 13, 2011


  46. Born Free
    November 13, 2011

    PM the ideal response would be to get independent confirmation that Dawood Ibrahim does not own a Dominican passport. An official statement from Interpol would achieve this, given the very damaging statements made about Dominica on the non-mainstream but nonetheless well publicized Weeklyblitz website.

    Please provide any independent source that would completely refute the allegations made. That would suffice for some of us who just want to live in peace and tranquility on this little island.

    There is just so much disquietude over this and other allegations about your Government…

  47. November 13, 2011

    Why would “interpol be assisting Dominica in investigating Ibrahim?” according to skerit? If they say he doesnt have a Dominican passport then why? And didnt skerrit admit that some of this same man relatives have Dominican passport? Does that make sense? Dont u all read and listen critically? remove the wool from u all eyes. one night sit on your beds, and think deeply where Dominica was 10 to 15 years ago and pray to Almighty God to remove the blindness in u all eyes. Be honest to yourselves. Dominica WAKE UP!

  48. hmmmmmmmm
    November 13, 2011

    maybe interpol not yet know he has a passport!!!!! is not everything interpol would know…. they rely on the same sort o investigation ongoing to find out info about the man…. only god knows the exact number of passports da wood has!!! not interpol

  49. %
    November 13, 2011

    Mr PM, I am ashamed that we are referred to as a rogue country governed by a rogue leader..You need to go Mr PM. I am ashamed!

  50. warma
    November 13, 2011

    Folks, I am pleading with you all to do research for yourselves, do not believe everything you hear, and pay specific attention to the source and please query the intent of the individual(s). I am not going to defend the PM or opposition here – I am only going to hive you a heads-up as to what I have found doing some research. This might be long but stick with me a bit.

    Dominica’s opposition appears to be in search of anything to discredit the current government and the PM, regardless of whether it’s true or not. For quite a while now they have been using information taken from a “news” website called “” – links to that paper has turned up regularly on the Facebook pages of some. I believe that when you have been elected and charged with the responsibility to lead people, you have a fundamental responsibility to ensure that the information you give people is coming from a credible source and it is beyond reproach. That does not seem to be the case with this current opposition – they seem to peddle stuff without checking out the quality of the data. Having said that, let me continue. is a tabloid newspaper owned and published by a nefarious individual named Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury who is a citizen of Bangladesh. Here’s what I have found out about Salah Uddin; (1) he is a convicted criminal, having been imprisoned for sedition and fraud; (2) he has been closely linked to known war criminals, smugglers, traffickers, Islamic jihadists and local mafia in his homeland; (3) he has been closely allied with and worked for an indicted mobster, Aziz Mohammed Bhai, who fled Bangladesh in 2009 to avoid imprisonment on various charges including orchestrating the massacre of thousands during the Bangladeshi war of independence, drug smuggling, fraud, and having ties to Russian mobsters; (4) he has been charged this year by the New York Police Department on Grand Larceny charges stemming from wire fraud where he is alleged to have stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars from Zionist supporters.

    There are a lot more to this man than just this, but my point is – why would political leaders in Dominica deliberately peddle the words of an individual with such a questionable reputation? If you’re looking for dirty on someone, the last person you want to get information from is from someone who is caked in filth. It is highly irresponsible for these politicians to do that to the people of Dominica and shows a lack of respect.

    For more information on Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, just google his name – you will find a treasure trove of data. Also check out this link;

    • incarnate
      November 14, 2011

      warma, Let me tell you a little something….My first profession is being a criminal… you name it “trafficing, illegal entry supply and demand, firearms theft, robbery, I have done them alllllll… I am not glorifying that I have done these things, but to an extent it give me an eye for stuff, particulary when it comes to guarding my children from the life I have lived…If you want to protect yourself from the enemy, you must first know him and his ways…do you expect to inflitrate crime without getting dirty??? why do you think undercover police have to go to debriefing and psychiatrists when they come back from undercover work… its a dirty game not for the frail heart or mind…..I’m trying to leave “the life” but it seems my efforts have come at a time when criminality is most rewarding…sometimes I think I should make one more trip…. and then get out…

    • Lily
      November 14, 2011

      Thank you, Warma. That’s the first thing I did when I read the opinion piece in the Blitz. I checked the credibility of the site it was on, and I was not impressed with the owner’s history.

      Furthermore, I don’t appreciate it when an opinion piece is being presented as a report or factual piece.

    • What-i-know
      November 16, 2011

      Thanks Warma
      Best bit of info on this issue.
      Will most people read it? . . no
      Will they do the follow-up research? . . no
      I had already done my research and can’t believe, from reading stories on the Tabloid magazine, Weeklyblitz, that any credible Dominican/person would use it as a source for their information! How disgraceful

    • politbureau
      November 17, 2011

      you should also add that there are still sedition and libel charges pending. our people obviously do not understand what a tabloid paper is: the gutter of journalism.

  51. R- TRUTH
    November 13, 2011

    {Bwa nous achai,bwa nous ni pous bwelai}ppl all am trying to say is wood we dominicans went for by voteing dimples over goverment that was working,as a result woood we have to burn.

  52. harry
    November 13, 2011

    We just want the list of all the ec passports? Wikileak is a lie, villas is lie, garbage bin,fertilizer, tax evasion, money laundering,legal manipulation. What is true. Is it the trip during the hurricane to meet the russian mafia. What about the bullet proof car from the chinese ?

  53. Aye Dominique
    November 13, 2011

    I don’t think anyone was expecting you to say otherwise.

    Wait until some other evidence presents itself, then you will say nothing, as always

  54. doubtfull
    November 13, 2011

    ok mr pm can we have the link from interpool saying that because we are capable of reading.all respect due to you but we want to read it for ourselves,once beaten twice shy.
    last but not list mr pm if the allegations is false what was the emergency cabinet meeting about after the white man called q95 in the morning and challenged you all to sue dr fontaine?i smell a smelling rat.

  55. Anonymous
    November 13, 2011

    I’m glad that issue was so emphatically dealt with on the NEXT LEVEL program.Thanks PM, Tony and Mervin. Thomson should be tried for treason! It’s a dam shame that he and his followers would stoop so low. They are just so unpatriotic and downright disgraceful! Thomson, have you fellers any decency left??

  56. Really
    November 13, 2011

    There is much more to this than the PM is saying and I am sure that his own supporters are starting to think that.

    First of all, Dawood would never obtain a passport under his real name. When international criminals obtain passports, they obtain it under a different name, this is the whole point of obtaining the passport anyway…to be able to go places and not be caught…so why would it be on the name of Dawood when he is wanted?…

    Think people..think…and await the evidence!

    November 13, 2011

    Yes we want accountability. How many passports have been sold under the so called Economic Citizenship since it started in 1990.

    I’m not defending the current PM, but shouldn’t we have asked this important question years ago, when the Freedom Party and the UWP were in power. And before anyone starts to blast me, Google it, like I did. When I’m not sure about something I check first, then I can give my pennys worth.

    This selling of passports is not new, and IF Mr Dawood has or had one how we do know it was issued by the DLP under PM Skeritt.

    In 1996 the UWP reengineered the program to run alongside the original one set up in 1990 by Miss Charles, but guess what, their program made it easier to obtain a passport (this is according to Dr Fontaine).

    I have no reason to doubt the PM , but would like to know if his government has any plans to scrap/amend the current ECP.

  58. harry
    November 13, 2011

    How long did it take Interpol to conclusively decide that darwood does not have a d.a passport. What about the daughter and son inlaws?

  59. Anonymous
    November 13, 2011

    Wrong way to do damage control PM. We are a well educated nation. No longer can we take your words for truth.

    We need to see the Interpol report.

  60. LAW
    November 13, 2011

    MR PM are we now officially called a rogue nation internationally. WHAT A SHAME ! Have the ordinary poor and indigent Dominican benefitted anything from the sale of the nations passport? PM ;who are the big boys behind the sale of our property? OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE HAVE WOVEN.! Where ther is no vision the person shall perish. Dominicas politicians in the leadership of this country has no vision.

  61. forreal
    November 13, 2011

    like i said before the seeking of legal advice on this matter was the way to go,remember patrick john was linked to the klu klax klan,this guy is a terrorist,skerrit needs to clear him self,and so the courts are the best way to go

  62. Go do your homework
    November 13, 2011

    Excuse me PM Skerrit, but when did this story 1st break? How were you and Interpol able to do such extensive investigations culminating in a report in such a short space of time? I am not saying that Dawood Ibrahim holds a Dominican passport – in fact, I pray he does not. However, has the thorough investigations considered that he might be holding it under a different name? Has those investigations also considered that he may have used one of those fake birth certificates issued in the past few years? Has it considered that no due diligence was conducted in this case? Has it also considered that Interpol has just not caught up with the Dominican passport yet? Let’s just hope that you are not relying on the 16 passports recorded by Interpol to make up a story about requesting assistance from Interpol and being issued a report.

  63. buffalo
    November 13, 2011

    can the p m please give us the website or where we can fine the information for our own self crediility that is what we want so pm pleae put the interpool report on dno with the web site

  64. Cerberus.
    November 13, 2011

    I believe mr. Skerrit when he says no Dominican passport was issued to Dawood Ibrahim. However,that is not the same as saying mhe does not have one. I really would like mr. Skerrit to assure us that no such passport,or citizenship were granted to this gentleman in another name.

  65. GOM
    November 13, 2011

    Mr PM did you mention forensic investigator? Mr Skerrit is not today noh, it WILL BE 12 MOMTJS ON THE 25th OF DECEMBER since we are asking for a forensic investigatior to investigate the GON Emmanuel attempted murder,and all the other unsoloved murders in Dominica.. These things do not bring pain and sadness to your heart at all Sir. ALAS BONDIE!

    November 13, 2011

    The PM said it all .. I do belive him > How cold he made a statement like this to the world if it was not true. Some of our people are wicked but time will tell with them. Dominican stop destorying our fellow brothers for politics sake. Some of the comments here are persons who are party Boom Boom fly > come on people think logical. To much party politics in DOminica that why we cant porgess more than having infrstructure.

    I am not no party boom boom fly but must say thr prime minister is doing a good job so far.

    • level-headed
      November 14, 2011

      was the “prime minister” also telling the truth when he claimed that he lent Anguilla and Antigua millions of dollars right around election time? Was that the truth? U can’t believe anything that comes out of his mouth. He has shown over and over again that he and honesty and integrity are not friends. So keep on drinking the “kool-aid” and walk behind him blindly like mice to the slaughter and when the truth comes out, we will see if you can still utter a sound.

      • politbureau
        November 17, 2011

        didn’t you hear the new chief minister of Anguilla vindicating the PM?

    • Malatete
      November 14, 2011

      You familiar with the term “pathological liar”? look it up and reflect!

  67. eee
    November 13, 2011

    Mr PM have you contacted Interpol to find one named Sico/Seco a person of interest in the firebombing and attempted murder of GON Emmanuel? I CERTAINLY THINK THAT INTERPOL CAN HELP…!

  68. ?????
    November 13, 2011

    Mr PM. While there are a few Dominicans who are millionaires from the sale of something that belong collectively to all of us, can you point to ONE PROJECT which is the result of the sale of THIS DOCUMENT WHICH BELONG TO ALL OF US DOMINICANS? Is this Dominica a country or a failed state? By the way like so many other Dominicans i can’t believe anything that is said on a programme used to insult level headed and patriotic Dominicans.

  69. dominic
    November 13, 2011

    all i have to say is them opposition guys trying everything to throw out the government, mr pm hold strong, i believe you. them guys are malicious. pm God has blessed you, and thanks for the information.

  70. dragonfly
    November 13, 2011

    HA ha,this country!!!!

  71. real possie
    November 13, 2011

    Its so sad when a dominican born fontaine could mislead his fellow country man with such fabrication.I know he was divious from when he first started posting on dno he had so much info by hacking people or used some one to do it at one ponit he was in trini now i hear he is a us citizen,but he’s day is coming now u have the dominica gov on your case now not the pm

    • .
      November 13, 2011

      Dr Fontaine you are a real patriot. I am PROUD OF YOU SIR. MAY GOD GRANT YOU LONG LIFE.!

    • mouth of the south
      November 13, 2011

      u just drink what skerrit said eh…. that mount gay rum must be mouth cleansing papa

      • real possie
        November 14, 2011

        MOTS guess wat if the pm lied it will out but i see no reason y he would put himself in harms way if fontaine have proof the cia,fbi have it to but we all know fontaine better than them he got it they cant find it on an other note i disliked the name calling by tony it was not professional at all.

  72. Sout Man
    November 13, 2011

    Mr Prime Minister, if you are vindicated by any Interpol report, drop the issue and move on. We cannot afford to squander our meagre financial resources to find the source of the alleged rumour. Then we will spend millions pursuing a lawsuit!! That makes no sense!!

    Did Dominica hire Interpol to assist or are we simply scrutinizing their reports to see if Dominica was mentioned and whether their passport numbers match any of ours? I hate to fan the opposition flames, Mr PM, but while we are at it we can ask Interpol for assistance in apprehending the fugitive for the fire bombing case.

    If we really need a forensic investigator, he/she should be hired to look into the unsolved crimes in Dominica. Stop being selfish and wanting to clear Roosevelt Skerrit’s name. Focus on Dominica’s good name and integrity for a change. Let’s clean our closet and move on before it’s too late.

    • Truth Seeker
      November 13, 2011

      Stands to reason you did not hear the man’s explanation on this subject: it was “not about Skeritt or the Dominica Labour Party. It is to clear Dominica’s name. This is a frontal attack on the good name of Dominica,” the man said.

      Why does everything, however remote, have to be viewed with jaundiced eyes? The PM was emphatic, saying several times in his presentation, that he only wanted to defend Dominica’s name, safeguard it’s econnomy and security.

      Yet there you are, South Man, seeking to impugne motives. People like you are not unlike Thompson Fontaine, not able to or not seeking to back up your claims with evidence. Or attempting to ignore the obvious as you plunge headlong in judgment of others.

      • Sout Man
        November 14, 2011

        If you are a truth seeker why are you so upset with my suggestion that the forensic investigator would be put to better use solving the many unsolved murders and other crimes plaguing the country? I didn’t seek to “impugn motive”. As you are well aware, this story is ongoing. Afew days ago it was reported that, “the government of Dominica intends to ……. seek legal advice as to whether any criminal or civil proceedings can be instituted against Dr Thompson Fontaine and others”. Do we want to go down that road? Do we have the financial resources? Whose interest will be served?

        “People like you are not unlike Thompson Fontaine”. Really? Should I wear this as badge of honour? I am an independent thinker. I am an original Labourite and I do not drink cool aid from Skerrit’s trough. I support certain govt policies when I have to but I am not blinded by my jaundiced eyes, unlike you who have problems with your red eyes. When I demonstrated with the real DLP for political independence, Mr Roosevelt Skerrit and the Young Freedom Movement opposed it and called Grand Bay people stupid for supporting it. Now you are using it to tarnish the country’s image!!

    • pawol
      November 13, 2011

      Mr. Prime Minister, please follow up on this matter so that we Dominicans can know the truth. If you are lying we would like to know. If mr. Fountaine did the things you accuse him of we would like to know. We would like to be left with no doubts as to who the real enemies of the state are. Thank you sir.

  73. ,,,,,,,,,,
    November 13, 2011

    Are the people hosting this programme capable of speaking the truth? One of their operatives said that truth does not belong to politics. Can rational,honest and upright Dominicans believe these people? I CAN’T!Their credibility is in tatters !0.000 000 000 000 000 000 %. NO CREDIBILITY!

  74. yout
    November 13, 2011

    well well well…who am I to believe ….please could someone post the URL of the interpol report so I could read it from the Horse’s mouth!

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      November 14, 2011


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  75. T
    November 13, 2011

    I do not believe anything said on this programme which denegrates Dominicans by calling them all sorts of offensive names and insulting them to the gutters.It’s a rumshop type of programnme where the drinkers of MountGay rum come and hurl vitriol,and vituperations at honest, innocent,patriotic and upright people who do not like the way the country is degenerating into a gangstar and rogue state.. It’s a programme designed to suppress the voices of the brave and upright, who are concerned about the state of Waititkubuli and the poverty which now reigns supreme on island.LOVE YOU DOCTOR FONTAINE! KEEP UP YOUR GOOD WORK!

    • Justice and Truth
      November 13, 2011

      @ T

      There are some people who always seek and state what is negative. What does negativity accomplish? You should know absolutely nothing and leads to a no-man’s land.
      What poverty is there in Dominica? People are responsible for themselves and their future. You should conduct a research in Dominica as to the reason why there is poverty. The attitude of some people must change if they wish to rise above poverty. The problem with some people is they blame the government and others for their dilemma instead of looking into themselves, their conscience and their life to see where they failed, if they feel that they did and what occurred to them and to do their utmost to rectify their situation. Having a good attitude towards life is important.
      Life is not a stand still and our lives should not be a stand still if we are especially young, i.e., not yet of retirement age, are able people and have health and strength with all other faculties.
      There are many reasons why people are poor and it is by no means always and deliberately that of the government or any government for that matter. These are signs of the times in which we are residing in. Will it get better? This is an open question which will remain unanswered for obvious reasons. One thing we should know is that we are moving forward and should; not backwards. Come what may we just have to make the most of what life dishes out to us. We should do this with the help of God; either that Christians or God will help us to cope and we will not become chronic complainers, negative and bitter people. People have to help themselves.
      1. Parents nurture your children appropriately.
      2. Children, obey your parents. Attend school and obey your teachers. During this time, do your utmost to study and be well-behaved students. Keep in mind, time is short and it flies. Stay away from bad company which corrupts. As you grow older continue to study and to excel in it. Seek help of any nature if you are in need of it but seek it with the right people, those in authority. When you graduate, seek employment. From thereon you should be a responsible, law-abiding adult and assuming your rightful role in society and contributing your fair share to it.
      3. Do not blame the government if you are unable to obtain employment. The government is not always responsible for lack of employment. Employers in the public sector are the ones who should also create jobs. In this computer-technology age, many jobs have been eliminated. This is a world-wide situation and sadly so.
      4. Be patient, keep prodding on; persevere. Also keep in mind that we are not in the world solely for ourselves.
      5. Life, wherever we reside is no bed of roses. It can be a struggle. There will be obstacles, disappointments, happiness and joy. This is the way the ball rolls. As the saying, “We have to go with the flow.” Always keep positive. Never despair and never give up.
      6. God help those who help themselves. Most importantly worship God, pray to him, pray for others, your country, politicians and perform godly acts.
      7. As Our Lord Jesus Christ said: Luke 17:10 – Attitude of a Servant – …When you have done all you have been commanded, say “We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.” The Word of the Lord.
      All children/adult Dominicans were baptized a Christian and should know and practice this parable including others.
      Happiness is a state of mind. If we do good, good will follow us. We do not necessarily have to own a house, a car, certain material possession. We must not look at the material possession of others but look at how they achieved it and whom they aspired to, hopefully model citizens and to others.
      God bless!

      • Anonymous
        November 14, 2011

        Man/woman you have written a lot of crap,maybe if you would open your ears and listen to the plight of the poor you would be more informed. It’s not everyone who is as lucky as you are. There are many, many families in Dominica who do not know where the next meal is coming from.Are you living on Mars? It’s not only poverty Dominica has, there are the indigent ones too..So stop your garbage.

  76. kevin
    November 13, 2011

    this is a total,bogus manipulated piece of information.concucted by members of the dlp.

    • kakarat
      November 14, 2011

      can you support you statement?

      • hmmmmmmmm
        November 14, 2011

        can u rove the pm’s statement????

    November 13, 2011

    Should we believe you PM???? doubtful!!!

    • real possie
      November 13, 2011

      @ pd u dont have to believe the man what am gona ask is if the ones that brought this out where the passport number? wheres the proof? its the same thing uwp have a court case u want the man to show u his french passport.Mabe them boys dont know, u can do it call the us embassy in barbados tell them about this let them take it from there but even if the us say its not so u all will still say they lie, with some of u people no one can win.

  78. Good Ways
    November 13, 2011

    Again Mr Skerrit comes out with information from reports read on a radio all we have to do is take his word for it…. hmmm here we go again!! It was alleged Darwood might have a passport but said his daughter and son in laws definitely has one.Is that true Mr Skerit since your are so forth coming with the information please continue to enlighten us. It is just a pity all we can do is take your word which really dont mean donkey to some of us.

  79. Watcher
    November 13, 2011

    Nonsense. And if Skerrit said , ” The sky is green from now on.” That’s true too right? At least as “reporters” you guys should put what the blitz said too. Give me the link to where interpol saying whatever it is.

    Now you can put what Watcher say. You guys should just have continued ignoring the story.

  80. Anonymous
    November 13, 2011

    Love you Dr Fontaine..Keep on keeping us informed.GOD BLESS YOU SIR1

  81. .
    November 13, 2011

    When speaking the truth is foreign to some people who believes what they are saying or uttering? Surely not me!

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    November 13, 2011


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    • Sewo
      November 13, 2011

      brilliant! Goodness “ME”.

    • Anonymous
      November 14, 2011

      when the truth is ugly,lies become beautiful

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