Dominica pops up as Italy investigates financial scandal

Francesco Corallo claimed he was an ambassador for Dominica

A man at the center of a financial scandal in Italy appeared to have falsely claimed to be a permanent ambassador for the Commonwealth of Dominica.

Reports coming out of the Italian press indicate that Italy’s Guardia di Finanza (the financial unit of the tax police in Rome) is presently investigating a questionable US $200 million loan from the Roman Banca Popolare to gaming giant Atlantis/Betplus.

Reports indicate that on  November 10 the Guardia di Finanza raided private homes and nine company headquarters in Rome, Milan and Bologna. The home and office of Francesco Corallo, described in Italian media as Atlantis’ beneficial owner, were among the targets.

However when Corallo’s home and offices in Rome were raided, he clamed diplomatic immunity on the grounds that he is an ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for the Commonwealth of Dominica.

But the FAO office in Rome declared it did not know Corallo. In a statement to the Italian press the FAO said Corallo “is not the organization’s permanent ambassador for the Commonwealth of Dominica.”

The matter took another twist when Atlantis/Betplus released a press statement to the Italian media saying Corallo had given up his immunity status to cooperate with investigators, directly contradicting the FAO statement.

The company claimed that the Government of Dominica designated Corallo their ambassador to the FAO in a letter dated June 21, 2011 and he notified the FAO of his arrival in Italy in a letter dated September 21. However, this information now turned out to be incorrect.

To make matters worst the Italian press reports the Italian Foreign Ministry said that Corallo could not have been a FAO ambassador because he is conducting economic activities in Italy and it would be “inappropriate for someone with business interests in our country to enjoy diplomatic immunity.”

Dominica News Online will be seeking information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on this matter and will bring information if it becomes available.

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265 Comments

  1. T. Winston
    November 21, 2011

    I not understanding
    Someone help me here
    They hold the man in a crime the man try a fast one the FAO confirm he’s not an ambassador for us and the saga continues so why people crying down the government when the FAO say we didn’t appoint him to them and only asked for a checkup?

    • T. Winston
      November 29, 2011

      Well as events unfold It seems that he did have a diplomatic passport and we were trying to appoint him… sigh.. When I wrong I can say I wrong. whoever responsible deal with them accordingly

  2. De Opposition
    November 21, 2011

    This is very shameful behaviour from people who claim to love this country. The propaganda and lies by these opposition forces are a very well planned strategy by the opposing forces to make the government look bad by spreading these lies. Their main theme is “where there’s smoke there’s fire,” because they cannot prove not one of their claims.

    People of Dominica , don’t expect these allegations, lies and slandering to stop. They will only intensify because there seem to be a certain desperation by these evil forces at this time. This leads me to wonder, what do they have riding on this? Removing our duly elected government at any cost just to gain power. Tell me, is that love for country? I don’t think so.

  3. LATITUDED810
    November 21, 2011

    READ THE NEWS ITEM PROPERLY

    When investigators raided Corallo’s home and office in Rome, he claimed diplomatic immunity, saying that he is an ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization FAO for the Commonwealth of Dominica. In a statement issued by Betplus to Italian media yesterday, the company said that Corallo had later given up his immunity status to cooperate with investigators.
    The FAO office in Rome stated yesterday to this newspaper in a brief email that it did not know Corallo.
    “This man is not an FAO goodwill ambassador.”
    Within minutes after answering our question, the FAO press office sent a statement to Italian media stating explicitly that Corallo “is not the organization’s permanent ambassador for the Commonwealth of Dominica.”
    The independent online daily Lettera 43 reported that the Italian Foreign Ministry received in recent months a request for an opinion about Corallo’s accreditation as an FAO-ambassador. The ministry gave a negative advice, saying that as the owner of Atlantis, Corallo, is conducting economic activities in Italy and that it is therefore deemed “inappropriate for someone with business interests in our country to enjoy diplomatic immunity.”
    Corallo himself is not the subject of any investigation

    HAS SKERITT DONE ANY THING

    NO LABOUR WILL RULE AND I WILL STAND BY THE SIDE OF THE PM GO BACK TO THE Q95 AND LENNOX AND THE REST. THOSE WHO POINT FINGURES ARE THE ONES WHO ARE FALLEN APART AND WHEN THEIR TURN COMES TO RESIGN THEY DO NOT WANT TO GO

    • Dominican
      November 22, 2011

      I tell u they jealous the PM. They hungry for power we shall not be moved. LABOUR POWER LABOUR POWER LABOUR POWER. PM WE LOVE U. DOMINICA SWEETEST PRIME MINISTER GREATEST WITH LOVE FOR ALL WE LOVE U PM. YOU ARE BLESSED BY THE ELDERLY. HEAVENS BLESSINGS TO U OUR PRECIOUS LOVING PM.

  4. Anonymous
    November 20, 2011

    This is the worst government ever to lead Dominica.

  5. van
    November 20, 2011

    No matter which party alliances lies with, it is time for the people of Dominica to decide that Skerrit is bad for Dominica and should be removed asap.

    Or does this decision lies with Skerrit?

    Dominica is becoming know for more than the ‘Nature Island’ and not in a positive sense.

  6. UPTOWN REBEL!!!
    November 20, 2011

    Dominicans have a moral obligation to themselves,their children, and their Country….They need to organize and mobilize themselves and commit overt acts of civil disobedience in other to raise the the consciousness not only of their respective communities,but of the entire Nation(Country)about the evils,injustices and the entire mess that is going on in Dominica today, by those in authority…Also the state of affairs of the Country, as well as the direction in which it is heading.

    I heard a certain Minister say last evening,that this Govt. is not going anywhere,it is hear to stay…But the frightening thing that caught by attention,is the way in which he uttered those words; his tone of voice…his arrogance..His blatant disregard for the Democratic Process..It is as if the People nor their will mattered…

    He failed to realize that we are a Democracy,and in a Democracy,the People matters. It is they who put you where you are today Mr. arrogant Minister; why exhibit such insolence?…have you no regards for The People,or Country?…And if for anything else,it is for this very reason why Dominicans need to take to the streets to get the attention of those in authority..Show them that we are here,we are suffering, we need your attention.It is OUR COUNTRY…We are the ones who put you there,and if it is our will for you to go,YOU WILL GO!.We have the Power to remove you.

    It was by appealing to the conscience of Society that Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King,Jr.,were able to make both those in Authority and the general public see the immorality of colonialism and segregation.

    Where are our organizers today,where are the Community Leaders..Where are the Opposition Leaders,where are all those clergymen….
    Boy do we need a Rosie Douglas, or a Mike Douglas today. Where,oh where have they gone!

    Peace….and…All the best to all.

    UPTOWN REBEL!!!.

  7. I often wonder
    November 20, 2011

    Greedy, selfish human beings.I don’t know about the Human part of it. LMAO

  8. .
    November 20, 2011

    Dominicans beware of leaders with dimples…They are no good…Most of them are greedy,corrupt,love money, hate people, hate country,dictatorial,etc…I HOPE THERE IS A WAY FOR HIM TO FACE THE ITALIAN COURT,AND THAT HE BE JAILED IN ITALY FOR LIFE!

  9. One Love
    November 20, 2011

    8-O Italian as well as international governments are in awe of huge shock seeing the rogue regime in Dominica under the leadership of Roosevelt Skerrit is renting out country’s diplomatic status to various individuals, including people with dubious backgrounds. Investigators in Italy are already getting extremely sensational information from Francesco Corallo, who was appointed as ambassador of Dominica to FAO [Food and Agricultural Organization]. But, Francesco Corallo was never accepted as a diplomat by the Italian government, as he was not a national of Dominica.

  10. zhano
    November 20, 2011

    pipe down peops! The man was talking about the Dominican republic. :lol:

  11. Big- Bannan
    November 19, 2011

    There is no smoke without fire. I’m still flabagasted by the mass of christians, pastors, and evangalist who actually support this commess.

  12. hmmmmmr
    November 19, 2011

    the time has come for us to take action… not necessarily violence but we need to make skerrit accountable for this….. enough is enough!!!!!

  13. Vex and concerned
    November 19, 2011

    I remember sometime ago it came on the news (local news) that a certain man was made ambassador to the FAO. When I heard the name of the person was a foreigner, I asked myself “Is there no Dominican to do the job?” I understand now why it was so.

    • Malatete
      November 20, 2011

      Dominican don’t have that kind of money to pay largan seche. It’s all about the money!!

  14. Homeland Security
    November 19, 2011

    This ongoing passport saga cannot in any way bode well for Dominica or its citizens. Legitimate persons holding Dominican passports will only be further scrutinized and subject to unnecessary secondary inspections at various ports of entry. The prime minister being ultimately responsible for the sale of these passports must realize by now that this must not and cannot continue else we will soon be classified as a rogue and corrupt nation; think of what that would mean for the upcoming generation. In an effort to save our good name it has now come time to forget about the red, green and blue and put the country first – Stop the sale of Dominican Passports!

  15. me
    November 19, 2011

    well lets us hope that is not true and they will get more to that story, I will comment when ii know more, some of us jump on everystory , true or not. well well well the sad thing is Dominica had to be in it. Maybe if were not involve in so much corruption Dominica would not be named in that…………Think about it……..

  16. Seriously?!
    November 19, 2011

    I read this story on other websites and could not walk away with n e one of them saying that a Dominican passport was found in this dude’s possession, but did walk away with the fact that the United Nations FAO office, NOT Skerritt, confirmed the man was lyn n he was then arrested. So as I read these comments I am desperately tryn to understand why people r crucifying the PM for this..? Not sayn the man is all good, he ain’t my God. But alas, I don’t understand the level of animosity and bias in the country. What people fail to realize is that Skerritt will not b there forever, but DA will and we as a people continue to tarnish our country’s reputation by carryn in with the name calln and nonsense; we should b standn together n condeming the lies of this man. Skerrit paka mem study zor; Say one say two he earning his salary – at least he goes to parliament n allu seeing prjects in allu eyes. Ask Hector ET what he doing for his $3,000 or so monthly salary, and how is it ethical? If the elections was a fraud he and his party should not have been sworn in and should return the people’s tax dollars to the Treasury. Instead he on FB calling, indirectly, for uprising n violence. Sa say sot!

    • Papa Dom
      November 19, 2011

      Jack, what you fail to understand is that the man presented his credentials but it was not accepted because he does not qualify. Under the rules of the UN as a businessman in italy he cannot hold such a position. So my frien, try your best to understand what you read before making false assertions.

      • Seriouly?!
        November 19, 2011

        Whether or not he qualified as far Italian law is concerned is not the issue. Even if he did qualify in Italy, if he was the said Ambassador, United Nations FAO would and could NOT very well LIE about it. Here, the FAO said he is NOT the ambassador; the UN is not just Italy. Stop interpreting what you want because of what appears to be your bias. And BTW this isn’t meant to convince you or anyone else of anything, but to express my own opinion without blinders on. Thank YOU Jack.

  17. Anonymous
    November 19, 2011

    London bridge is falling down. The higher you climb the harder you fall. I now understand the meaning of these phrases since I am seeing a “great fall” unfolding before my eyes.

  18. Dominica
    November 19, 2011

    Francesco Corallo told one of the interrogators that he offered a small portion of shares in his casino business as well as “some cash” to Roosevelt Skerrit in exchange of obtaining a diplomatic passport from Dominica.
    :( :( :( :( :(

    • .
      November 20, 2011

      This is high level corruption you know! GOD HELP US!

    • T. Winston
      November 21, 2011

      could you post a link to the article saying that? Not saying your statements are false but just want some proof since I saw nothing like this in the article anywhere nor did they say the man had a dominican passport…

  19. Nudibranch
    November 19, 2011

    so long as there is no viable opposition, and that there is refuses to take their seats in parliament the ruling party can do as it pleases.
    Green, you and your band of whiners were voted in, take your damn govt seats at cabinet and at least register a vote against. Not showing up is a disservice to those who voted for you. One vote against is registered, no vote offers carte blanche for more of this nonsense to go on.

    next question, when is this clown going to open his casino? and they thought online gaming was bad…. here come the Russian prostitutes….

    • Watcher
      November 19, 2011

      Yeah. So you want to give the ruling party an indefinite time to further crush the country correct? Blame the ones who voted for the injustice and incompetence.

  20. real possie
    November 19, 2011

    We dominicans dont like to waite we like to rush every thing, we like the chicken little approch the sky is allways falling,but when u have hate in your heart it allways cloud your mind.U can tell when a country has progress cause back then when the former PM was actually selling passports it was ok with some i think now we should go back and take a look at the citizenship program the bad part is wheres the opposition to demand that oh i forget they outside on the steps.

    • jacky chan
      November 19, 2011

      I don’t get it we boot the uwp out because of the very same allegations now it is ok for DLP to take the. Corrupt act to the next level because uwp did it. Sounds like admitance of deception,greed and racketeering on the part of the DLP and supporters.

      • real possie
        November 19, 2011

        @ jacky chan boy the day they produce those passport i will side with u no where in there they said the man had a da passport how can i just jump the gun.I dont live by hearsay all whats been going on is hearsay.

    • November 19, 2011

      what you should have said is the then FORMER PRIME MINISTERS, right now we are expressing ourselves of what is taking place NOW/RIGHT NOW with the sale of Dominica’s Passport which is far worst now that then, real possie wondering if you knew about the young man’s situation and remain quiet

  21. Going under
    November 19, 2011

    My people let us challenge Skerritt and his Cabal to bring forth the truth, nothing but the truth, the whole truth in those passport sales. Certainly I am waiting to hear Govt. sue whoever is peddling those news, since they claim those nesw reports about sales of passports to all and sundry is propaganda.

    Excuses and twists on radio programme “Next level’ is not enough. Sue fontaine. Sue Q95. Sue Lennox. Sue Matt. Sue other patriots for informing us about those corrupt actions taking place in our land. Sue those Dominicans who condemn such despicable actions of a FEW selling Dominica passports for the main purpose of making plenty money.

    Dominicans have not been friendly to Skerritt by supporting and encouraging controversial secret deals and other corrupt practices that have Dominica under international radar because our Dominican passports have found themselves in the hands of criminals. Convince us is not true.

    DNO must be concerned, other honest, professional media must be concerned. Dominicans are expressing disgust. But amidst all that bad publicity in the international arena, the authorities refuse to put a halt to the programme. Greedy, selfish human beings. They prefer the country to be engulfed in corruption and illegalities, not caring two hoots if it sinks and everybody goes under.

  22. justice to be served
    November 19, 2011

    I am just sayng.When all you finish do what all you doing, duh blame the devil and God. By now all you duh realise black people have to stick together, we are only as strong as the weakest link. All you think those white people love all you so much. Wpites.

  23. ....................
    November 19, 2011

    Mr Skerrit. Is it true that Osama Bin Laden had a Dominica passport sir? Please clear the air.

  24. contessa
    November 19, 2011

    well just put the passport on ebay ok will be much much easier any every one to buy

  25. TED Lewis
    November 18, 2011

    ADMIN.
    Please keep this thread on the front page until we recieve a press release from the government of dominica.

    I am wondering why is the government taking so long to distance itself from associating with this man. Moreover , The fAO only said that this man is not the “permanent” ambassador. the key word yeah is permanent. Why include such word. why not just say that this man is not an ambassador to the FAO. ( just some food for thought) .
    MAYBE WAIT A MINUTE CAN HELP ME OUT HERE.

    Also , this man is very wealthy so maybe the governmENt can sue him for defamotory /scandalous use of the country name if in fact he had no association with the government. MUCH needed cash for the treasury. PWC workers want Pay.

    MAYBE “WAIT A MINUTE” GOING TO TELL US THAT ITS ANOTHER SCANDALS BECAUSE PWC WORKERS GETS PAID ON TIME.
    OPPS I FORGOT . SHE WILL TRY GET PERSONAL.

  26. jacky chan
    November 18, 2011

    My passport is on craigs list and ebay. I will accept 5 roast plantains or 2 roast coco for it. Anyone. Interested customers bring a passport size photo and get a forged birth certificate with the name jacy chan.
    I have the perfect plan I believe that is price alick, tony, skerro, mano, the mayor and the AG out of the market. Boooya problem solve.

  27. time for truth
    November 18, 2011

    Whether this one is true or false, one thing we cannot deny is the fact that Dominica is definitely in the sportlight these days. Last week it was with India and today it’s Italy. I wonder who is next?
    Why mr. did not say St. Lucia, Barbados, or one of the developed countries? Why Dominica?
    Boy, smoke does not go without fire and these days anything is possible. I really afraid boy!

  28. ????????
    November 18, 2011

    It appears that there is a certain person who gets on this site trying to instigate some form of violence in DA. There is also a little group with their laptops giving thumbs up to all the negative comments about the government of DA to make it appear that these are the views of the majority of Dominicans. Do you all believe in democracy? What happened in Libya will not happen in DA. The people of DA spoke at the last election. You all are such sour losers who will do whatever it takes to get into power!

    • Anonymous
      November 20, 2011

      So one thinketh, so he doeth. You sound like one of those high powered laborites who has many laptops to do that sort of thing. Because as far as I know, you can only comment once on a post. And who said labor won the election anyway? It doed not mean that because you have somthing in your possesion that it is rightfully yours.

      • Dominican
        November 20, 2011

        You will talk from now till 2014. labour is here. IF U MAN OR WOMAN ENOUGH put THEM OUT.

    • Dominican
      November 20, 2011

      ??; Well said. I observe its a small group and they thumbs up lies agianst our PM so they bit the score. ALL the lies thumbs up i tell u that is pure jealousy. PM take care and God is with u we love u PM. Ignor them.

  29. Concern D/can
    November 18, 2011

    Laborites’ pledge of allegiance

    Skewo we love, Skewo we crave, Skewo will take us to we grave.

    • November 18, 2011

      A few days ago i heard about an African Doctor who is in the process of coming to Dominica from Canada accompanied by a Dominican with his DNA business

      I do hope that the Government of Dominica will do a complete investigation on this Guy

      I do hope that the administration will contact the Medical School of Canada, the Better Business Bureau, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, also the RCMP etc also check his credentials

      Wondering why would someone come to Dominica,whereas as the pay in Canada far exceed what is being paid in the island, also DNA testing is very expensive, to me this smell like a rat, something is definitely not right

      i do hope that this person is not one of the fakes who was not granted licence to practice/work in Canada and heard about the sale of the passport also i do hope that he was not one of those facing deportation in Canada, since a few months ago the government of Canada,issued a list with names and pictures of individuals who came to Canada under false pretence i do hope that the Prime Minister and all involved do their homework, a complete investigation with the officials in Canada, since he is coming from this country to Dominica before allowing this African individual to do any business in Dominica Just my 2 cents

      • November 19, 2011

        Do you know how long it takes to get accreditted and recertified in Canada? Do you know the statistics on how many Dr/ lawyers will never be come certified in Canada because of the process to get certification?

        Do you have nay idea how many skilled Drs, Engineers, Laweyrs from all over, mainly Asian countries who end up being taxi drivers, factory workers etc in Canada?
        Why – because most of them, by the time they settle here are older and refuse to go through the hoops to get their credentials recognised…and being here, working menial jobs can either be an escape from social injustice, prejudices etc…or just an easier way of life…or some ppl think the grass is greener…..

        trust me… it may be easier to boycott all the Canadian red tape and set up shop in the small islands…and being the sole provider of such a service means greater potential.

      • November 20, 2011

        Yes i do, cause i work with Internationally Trained Profession, so yes i do and do you know that ICAS ( International Credential Assessment Services no longer accepting credentials from Dominica and the rest of the Caribbean, the Caribbean island was included in the list of countries, like China, Nigeria, Sudan etc where they no longer trust credentials, i also work with Doctors, lawyers, Teachers name it so i do no thank you,

        Since you are challenging me, I assisted one individual sending his Master in Banking Finance and Accounting to be assessed, a document he said he obtained after attending the University of Sudan only to find out that i received a letter from the credential office saying that the document is fake and that person never attended university

        So please i saw and handle many fake credentials, so to you i work with ITP

        Do you Know how much it cost an internationally trained lawyer to obtain a license to practice in Canada over fifteen thousand dollars, do you know that they need to apply to the Law Society of Upper Canada

        Do you no that an internationally trained physician/doctor coming to Canada need to go through a lengthy process with the Medical Council of Canada, they first have to pass the Evaluating Exam, then Quantifying Exam Part one, then Qualifying Exam Part two,then CHARMS, also TOEFL, (Test of English as a Foreign Language and it comes with a cost as well

        Also do you know that many of them come to Canada as Skilled Workers with BA, Masters, PhD for which many of them a fake and purchased somewhere, do you know that even in Canada they do not accept any documents for evaluation in person, documents need to be submitted directly to the assessment office by the institution, and yeap i do know the statistics, this report comes to my office directly from CIC

  30. Me
    November 18, 2011

    Let us think of that a little. That man knows something. Why did he choose little Dominica. Let’s ask ourselves. Diplomat… Passport… Terrorism… Millions… Prime Minister… Dominica… Corruption… Theft… Citizen… Why are those words always in the same article or paragraph? That’s not good for Dominica.

    • Interesting
      November 19, 2011

      From all reports read in the Italian press, it is clear that the man was definitely granted diplomatic status by the PM of Dominbica. However, it appears he was not accepted by the FAO as it was found to be inappropriate given his significant economic interests in Italy. The FAO therefore kept the post vacant.

    • November 20, 2011

      Also a few years ago a medical Doctor came to my office i assisted him completing a package for OSAP, he received the money came back to me saying that he is going back to China after he received over twenty-five thousand dollars for sure he cannot return to Canada who knows if he is not in Dominica butchering people

      So I know exactly what i am talking about, work with them, as i said i do hope that the government of Dominica do a complete investigation on this individual, you are entitle to your opinion so do I,

      I came to Canada over 20 years ago did not need a Visa, I completed an application form paid the fee and send my education document for assessment, right now any Dominicans coming to Canada need to have their GCE, CXC etc coming directly from whatever university/ college etc, thanks to the sale of Dominica,s Passport and visa, also too many international criminals purchasing passport, with that said take your burden to the Lord and live it there thank you

  31. dem gyallis
    November 18, 2011

    jump high jump low, we with skerro fo sho. we moving high speeeeeeeed. all sexy girls with laybawwww. we in the soufriere constituency fully support our p.m so leave him alone. allu take n full allu stomach. well is our turn to full our stomach. allu move mamo on fakeness well this time it not working. for what eddie do mamo after mamo did so much for him. haha eddie we doh forget u nuh. we rather go down with skerro than put allu in power. leave our p.m alone. the dimples allu jahlou. we will give allu calalou

  32. C/bean Genius
    November 18, 2011

    Where ever there is smoke, fire is nearby. I am baffled by all these allegations popping up all around the world about dominican passports and ambassadorial appointees.

    I am not making any judgement as yet i will keep my eyes and ears open.

  33. mouth of the south
    November 18, 2011

    @anti-hate… just a few months ago my friend.. u were up in arms… ready to give me an ‘educational’ whipping why u think d.l.p is the only alternative and why u.w.p shouldn’t be in power but in just a few months my friend this is what u have to post

    “i’m not goin to try to defend the gov’t on this alarming passport story…tryna get the full story to know where i stand”

    well mr anti-hate if u was giving me and the many others a listening ear… or should i say ur undivided eye attention… then u would know the whole story by now… and it isn’t just the passport scenario… u know fully well about the bin bobol… the christmas day fire bombing of mr emanuel’s house… and the many other conspicuous acts by this present administration… yet u who should know better and others keep talking about 18-3… wow u probably saying u should have stayed and get work where u studied wii… intelligent young people like u mr anti-hate should be leading the call to have mr skerrit set things in order…. come clean with all those allegations… skerrit isn’t going to listen to opposition but u all the supporters have to make him understand… that we are fed up with his associations that drag our country’s name through the mud… if u love dominica then u know skerrit have to go….

    • ....................
      November 19, 2011

      @ mouth of the south…Can’t agree with you more than that. This anti-hate is simply a hypocrite,an accomplice of corrupt and nefarious leadership acts in government,a fawning groveller and parasite of Skerrit, maybe one feeding on the crumbs under the table. Mind you, he knows about the current issues very very well, but when they are as glaring AND ‘IN YOUR FACE’as the passport saga, he buries his head, thorax and abdomen in the sand…MAY GOD HELP WAITIKUBULI!!!

    • Anti-hate
      November 19, 2011

      @ MOTS didn’t one of ur party leader have to flee the country for allegedly stealing his clients’ money?

      Didn’t another party leader sit in parliament for nearly 2 decades with dual citizenship then take the person who beat him to court for something he was allowed to get away with?

      I don’t support corruption but your party has no moral authority.

      Including the one-sided political activist who accepts the title of journalist.

      Being anti-uwp doesn’t mean that i am for corruption.

      I’ve been reading the Blitz stuff and the allegations were extremely disturbing to me.

      • 1979
        November 20, 2011

        Well we will bury the whole f ing country until somebody with the “moral authority” comes along you JACK!!!

        U not disturbed!!! You will not be disturbed until you wake up one day to realise, our “PATROTIC” blood on your gullible hands!!!

  34. nigel
    November 18, 2011

    god damn! what the hell is next? we secretly building weapons on mass destruction, lord have mercy

  35. KoKo Naughts
    November 18, 2011

    From reading the “ENTIRE” article one thing I can say is Italy is one of the biggest corrupt country in the World!! Bin bobol have nothing on them. Yet still there are in lock step with the US, best of friends. Leave my little Dominica alone eh, we had green bobol, blue bobol, now red bobol next is yellow bobol.

  36. jim
    November 18, 2011

    was this man arrested before or after the issuance of his passport??The man had done NO wRONG when he got his passport so whats the big noise all about??How can the government be blamed??You guys are all on a witch hunt and are like a pack of donkeys braying for blood. It’s fairly pathetic to say the least !!

    • November 18, 2011

      Before or after passport or whatever, he is under investigation and mentioned Dominica, why he did not say some other island,this is a question many asked, there is now to it

  37. Rivers
    November 18, 2011

    thats why i will keep on saying this island dominica is a clasic case on planet earth

    the churches all benefited from the sales of those pasports monies and hustlers cash, as the corrupt regime would be unable to steal IMF,EU and sources where accountability is the thumps up..

    so skero was getting the radical elements to give him the doe….

    see them churches first time some see those large amount of cash you think they will ever caution skero…NO they wont…

    cant wait for the US to squeez Dominicans more im praying daily for it…because thats the only way they learn, they dont read nor follow current and global issues..

    so i would endorse the US putting the brakes on dominica let all feel it…

    let the Portsmouth area sink to tbe bottom as they have so call educated and spirtual folks their who have left the brains buried in the sand

    praying for it all to crumble down!! lets perish as we including those who know plus ignorant ones will feel it..

    • Sout Man
      November 19, 2011

      So punish people when we get a result we do not like? Like the Republicans said; fire the union-backed government workers to make sure President Obama is not re-elected! take the economy down to gain political power. How heartless!! The sun shines for ALL. The rain falls on everyone’s house top. Do not wish for evil on God’s children; it might just nip you in the butt. Economic advancement is for everyone! You are disgusting!!

  38. REALITY
    November 18, 2011

    Some of us really do not think before we speak. Think people and know the facts remember Matt words “it is better to be thought of as a fool than to open your mouth an remove all doubts”. That’s what some of us are. NO PASSPORTS WERE MENTIONED. STOP THIS POLITICS AND GET REAL. 8)SOTTT!!!!

  39. anonymous
    November 18, 2011

    let sue the man so we can get the five million dollars for electoral reform!!!!!!

    • mouth of the south
      November 18, 2011

      haha… u think we’ll see that 5 mil??? :-P

  40. grell
    November 18, 2011

    skerro i support you 100 pct sell the passports enrich your self,you have your nice house.let them stay in their shacks.election time 2 galvanize 3 plywood they will be good to go.keep up the good work

    • ..........
      November 18, 2011

      15 years ago the galvanize and plywood were painted in blue.

      Same ole ish.

  41. tiny
    November 18, 2011

    i was not going to comment on this but anti hate you force me to….you saying that such things as certain post on here is one of the reason why austrie request extra security……….mannnnnnnnnnn you don’t even believe that yourself……i will stop here..

  42. ?????????????
    November 18, 2011

    Slander, Slander when will you people stop. Only making statements without proof. Did you all read the report???? Now each and every one of you is making assumptions! Shm shm to be just saying things and even adding … you will answer one day when it will be your turn when persons are slandering you. Wait and you will see

    People it is time to read and understand what one reads and not speculate. Facts are facts and you will cry foul when the boots is on the other foot.

    Just warning you to take note and spend your time not gossiping and slandering but praying for one another. The enemy is alive and still seeking to “kill, Steal and destroy” He inhabits those who have open doors. Do you have open doors so he can use you to do mischief and speak evil about others.

    Time to wake up and smell the coffee. God is alive and well able and choose you this day whom you will serve – God or “the enemy of our soul” who is using some of us to self destruct.

    Who say that we are perfect, only God alone is perfect so we need to lean more on him.

    • UPTOWN REBEL!!!
      November 18, 2011

      My question the you, my bias and unbalance friend, is;…Is any one man, or Political Party bigger than Country?….

      You need to remove that political veil from your eyes, and wake up to the future of realize…..Country first!

      What the hell is that man doing with a Dominica diplomatic Passport?….

      Every body else is wrong and you and your cronies are right?…Yes man, blame everyone but yourselves…..Now the question is Dominicans intelligence?..Blame the Dominican People,it is their fault, they have no understanding of what they’ve read…The story is simply not true…It is all made up..right?..Did they broke the story?…Did it originate with them?….

      Pathetic!…When the blind leads the blind,they all will fall in that ditch.

      Man you ought to be ashamed of yourself…then again I am left to wonder whether or not you have any….

      I have arrived at the conclusion that you people; the whole bunch of you; including your Leaders, are just pathologically mendacious…..And that, is very troubling indeed.

      All the best to you…..

      UPTOWN REBEL!!!.

  43. D
    November 18, 2011

    all them Dominicans that defending skerrit good for allu… cause Skerrit don’t care about all you. If he did then he would do more for allu than give some plywood and little cash that cannot do nothing in Dominica…

  44. Unhappy man
    November 18, 2011

    RE: WEEKLY BLITZ.COM

    I fear that something yet more sinister lurks far behind in the shadows of these so vividly written articles with such disheartening revelations.

    Not only is the ‘language’ of these reports very consistent – possibly aiming readers at a few well known figures – but it also reveals the depth and nature of a ‘new type’ of opposition, and the forms into which it can be molded….for control, for power… at all cost..

    There’s no saying as to how such matters and revelations should be ‘revealed’ as desperate times may call for desperate measures… but for the common islander who’s baffled for words, either side of the coin (government to come/government of the day) is frightening.

    Weren’t we blacklisted in the early 90’s over similar issues? Terrorists entering Canada with Dominican passports? Is history simply repeating itself? Should we take a step back with the then freedom fighters of the working class? Is a viable alternative of change presenting itself to what currently is in the midst of this political crisis?

    Without answers to my humble questions I cannot consider shedding my blood as part taking in the struggle for democracy. I view it as shedding it for someone else to gain power. After the new wave of freedom fighters get in, what next? That’s my humble question as the common man.

    In a society like ours, we are comforted by our beloved democratic process, ‘to change, to remove and move on’. Only to be slapped again with the sad reality that it seems to be nothing but a quick fix, when following a year and a half of victory rallying our troubles only worsen. Think back, and look around and see.

    While in horror reading all of this my common islander Dominican heart cannot be at peace. Not for the forces to come nor those that be.

    • Aterix
      November 18, 2011

      Stupid! The article originated from a St. Maarten news report. When will you guys stop this conspiracy theory about opposition forces? Fact is you all are so ashamed of what you upjold so in your desparate and twisted loyalty yo try to defen the in-defendable with pure moronis excuses. You simply “CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH” and so you resort to blaming not the perpetrators of wrong but those who point out the wrong.But you know what, no matter how much you try to defend “THE TRUTH WILL ALWAYS REVEAL” Que Sera Sera! and that cannot be changed. Oh and by the way, have you forgotten the slogans of 2000? “Remove them at any cost”, “Corruption Corruption Corruption”, “Greedy Business Men” were these not for control of power? If you beleive and say that thes revealations are merely political then LIFE IS A CYCLE. What goes around comes around. But once again “THE TRUTH WILL REVEAL”

      • lol
        November 21, 2011

        Why is it that anyone who ‘appears’ against whatever is going on by opposition or dlp governtment is stupid or for one party or the other?

        Bro. united we stand, divided we fall. At the end of it all it’s we dominicans who going to suffer uwp, dlp, dfp.

        Either way, old govt, new govt there will be repercussions for this type of governance or campaigning. It’s a fact. Release the blood pressure and stop politicizing.

  45. I LET MY EYES BOIL M
    November 18, 2011

    COMO ON DOMINICANS, TO EVERY THING YOU READ ON THE NET OR LISTEN ON RADIO SHOWS YOU JUST GUBBLE UP HOW COMES THE REPORTER OR JOURNALIST FROM SPAIN IS NOT KNOWN, WITH ALL RESEARCH ON THE NET THAT PERSON IS NOT EXISTING,, THAT ISA DOMINICAN DOING THAT IN THE DIASPORA, PEOPLE CREATE WEB SITES PUT ALL KIND OF INFORMATION TO DESTROY PEOPLE AND WE JUST DIGEST ,LOOK NOW THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT FINANCIAL SCHEME IN ITALY , DOMINICANS BE CAREFUL WHAT WE LISTEN THE CULPRITS ARE SOON TO BE DISCOVERED AND A LOT OF US WILL BE SURPRISED OF ALL THOSE MAKE UP STORIES AND LIES JUST TO BRING SOME ONE DOWN GOD NEVER SAID SO I ENJOYED MY INDEPENDENCE HOLIDAYS IN DOMINICA I AM PROUD OF MY COUNTRY DOMINICA YOU ARE REALLY MOVING FORWARD

  46. Anonymous
    November 18, 2011

    The Economic Citizenship program needs to be ammended. The program must include a significant deposit and maintance of funds in our banks, and the operation of a private compnay that employs X amount of employees and generate X dollars of profit over a period of time.

    let’s get smart legislators. Before someone should have our passport they must be a longterm commitment to Dominica.

    If we don’t think this is necessary, the wealthy corrupt men/women will all have our passports.

    plus the locals who claim to know these people and sign there documents must be brought to justice for fraud. For a few thousand $ the nation is being put at risk.

    how ever it is comforting somewhat know this guys was a liar!

  47. A Voice
    November 18, 2011

    Boy whether you are Labor or opposition, you all have to agree that something is seriously amiss with the sale of our Dominican passport.

    For years now our passports have been prostituted to some shady international characters without any accountability to the Dominican populace.

    Right now there ought to be an international investigation as to how many passports were sold and to whom and what happened to the funds?

    This is not a political issue, this is a matter of national integrity.

    I watchin’ still!!!

    • Reason
      November 18, 2011

      That passport have been going on for years.All countries do it it suppose to be for investors.however we in the caribbean are small country so the people exploit the what that type of contract was meant for.however the govenment need to run a proper back ground check as to who they are giving the pass ports.

  48. element of DOOM
    November 18, 2011

    haha one thing Dominicans really brilliant in their thinking.them folks on that island is a Fools Paradise confirmed sealed and delivered to the international arena..

    if DA was so good why they cant pay the public works guys…hmm

    does the average person in dominica understand basic every day issues..

    what can come out of this if the US state Department just have to caution US vistors on the status of Dominica’s regime in highly corrupted practices…that alone would crash the tourism and other factors in dominica they can give a advisory as a heads up for potential travellers as a pre caution, thats enough to sink the island..

    one thing when you think of DA they have so call brilliant legal minds and so call high profile folks who draws thousands of dollars, sit back drink high grade whiskey and cant advise this regime to hault and take a look…

    thats whats amazes the outside world about dominica…and there goes the point of the ignorance and wicked mind set of majority of dcans who rather see the island sink than tap the childest prime minister to tell him he need to hault….what a shame on a island where they proclaim to read the bible and go to church…this island could be a typical Port Royal in Jamaica…way too much evil and wrong deeds….

    • D
      November 18, 2011

      u are 100% right on this comment…

      the only thing is all the educated high power minds making money and moving forward but the poor uneducated think they know all people is the ones that will suffer

  49. Sout Man
    November 18, 2011

    This is one more layer of the dark clouds hanging over our beloved country. So many accusations and so many denials. We need to clear the air through a thorough investigation. The truth needs to be revealed. Only the truth will set us free.

    The President needs to set up a tribunal to investigate the entire economic citizenship fiasco from its inception to present. The Chief Justice and all the former Attorneys General {Hon. Brian Alleyne, Hon. Bernard Wiltshire and Hon. Francine Baron}, should sit on that tribunal. They must review the passport numbers and holders and submit their report to the President who then makes it available to the parliament and to the Director of Public Prosecution, if necessary.

    It has increasingly become obvious that the economic citizenship program is a race to sell passports for a commission, (personal gain), instead of capital investments in industry and infrastructure. Let the chips fall where they may, but we need to clean our closets. I only pray that the powers that be will not bring down the whole house in resisting an investigation. What will it profit a man to gain so much while the people suffer (Layou, DSC, PWC, unemployment and hunger)?

  50. Anonymous
    November 18, 2011

    dimples + bobol = failed state.!

  51. GOM
    November 18, 2011

    You make right Skerrit. Squeeze their balls.Let them feel it.!

  52. ?????
    November 18, 2011

    WE ARE REAPING WHAT WE HAVE SOW..We sowed bad seeds we are enjoying a bad harvest…GOD PLEASE dELIVER US!

  53. 1979
    November 18, 2011

    what allu saying??? we closing down the country??? all it takes is for us to agree unno
    and we just closing everything down until mister resign unno. because he not listening and is just ignore he ignoring is so we have to show him that is we that have the true power of self determination.

    • Wait A Minute
      November 18, 2011

      Desperation!!!! We still operate by the ballot dude!!!Preaching violence and concocting stories in the media aint gonna help, it will only lead IDIOTS like you to JAIL!!!!

      • 1979
        November 18, 2011

        LOLOLOLOLOLOL you the one talking about violence. I SAID “LET US CLOSE DOWN THE COUNTRY!!” NOW SHOW ME VIOLENCE…. JAIL???? AND MAKE ME WORSE THAN I ALREADY AM??? TALK ABOUT HANG!!! AND EVEN THEN I READY TO HANG!!! SO LIKE ADMIN SAID!! BRING IT ON!!!

        WE CLOSING IT DOWN!!!!

      • Way papa
        November 18, 2011

        Take care is not you that take the jail for trying to interrupt the revolution. Think people joking with allu? Just WAIT A MINUTE and u go see action!

        Wicked set of Dominicans. Just for a little handout! All handout soon DONE! All political favors SOON DONE!

    • UPTOWN REBEL!!!
      November 19, 2011

      79,whats up?…you sounding vex man…So you think he should tender his resignation immediately?…You really think that’s going to happen?….Do you believe the People have the will to engineer such a move if all these allegations turn up to be true?…Nah…Dominicans are too divided for that…Too much disunity.

      Think they care enough about Country to put a stop to all this madness?…I rather doubt it.
      Or should they take it all in with some skepticism, and continue down the passive trail….It’s all rather confusing, isn’t it?

      Let me ask you a question, between you and I; you, as well as I, know that not everything we hear or read about, we should swallow or believe…But have you ever heard so many allegations, of corruption, misappropriation of funds and other damaging accusations, as well as fraudulent behavior leveled against one man, and his Govt. in this Country,or any others in the region?…..Can there possibly be any truth to it all?….I need an honest answer.

      I want to ask you another question, that I have asked before;…Is any one man,or Political Party, bigger than COUNTRY?…

      Boy I don’t know…..Anyway on a lighter note; somebody told me that they saw you on the picket line with the P.W.D., holding up a rather large placard?..Is that true?..Or did you cut some secret deal behind everyone else backs,whereby you got paid, unlike the others…As a matter of fact I understand you new nickname is “butter-knife”; as a result of the deal that you “cut”….No?..So they lying on you then?..OK….So you haven’t gotten paid,or you did not cut a deal?….I troublesome…

      Wait a minute!…79, boy you won’t believe this,I cannot even believe what I’ve heard….My son just walked in here and said to me..”Dad, I think I going to join organized crime”….so I ask him…”Government or Private sector”?.
      He did not answer me, he just walked away…..This is not good…I’m worried.

      Boy, I’m simply trying to find some humor in all this mess…otherwise I’ll just hold my head and “holler”.

      Profound Peace…and…All the best to you.

      UPTOWN REBEL!!!.

  54. D
    November 18, 2011

    All i can say is that DOMINICANS need to wake up and smell the coffee because Dominica is getting a bad name for themselves all over..

  55. THE TRUTH
    November 18, 2011

    Thomson Fountain is only reporting on the bad of Dominica, I have not heard him reported on anything good about the country. He is a very biased person and has surprised us all we expected better from him. What has he done for Dominica and Grand Fond, sponsor a sport team is that all? he is hungry for power and if he is trying to get to the top in that way by putting Dominica all over the world in a bad light, not in this lifetime he will be Prime Minister. If he is fair he will report good and bad and not only bad. I use to respect the man but has lost all respect for him. PLEASE find out from him why he resigned from the IMF was it on his on will or he was forced to do so because of ethical reasons. Matt wants his advertisement to sell so he will be seaching for those stories which seem to be juicy, but RUBBISH. We are smart people guys come with someting positive. Why have not Ron or Eddo give their views about this, the are becoming smart as they know the truth about the program. Thompson along with Trevor we are laughing at you. :lol: :-D

    • Pomsiten
      November 18, 2011

      are you really laughing???

    • Way papa
      November 18, 2011

      You sound just like a parrot there. What an unfortunate situation where persons cannot even read and understand anything for themselves. All they know is what Tony give them to repeat from the animal show.

      I doh even want to call you stupid, cause that’s an insult to stupid people. YOU MORE THAN STUPID. hahahaha

      • him
        November 18, 2011

        @ THE TRUTH..Man leave the respectable gentleman,statesman,the man of integrity,and the lover of Waitikubuli, Dr Thompson Fontaine in peace..I just love this man. At least for now i cannot say that he is corrupt, he has not been involved in bobol,he has not told Dominicans ‘Go th Hell,he has not cursed our constitution, he has not made Dominicans poor and beggars, he has not killed agriculture,he does not own villas,etc, etc, etc,…So please stop your crap. RESPECT DR FONTAINE OK! Show your disrespect to rogue leaders not the gentleman,with clean hands. LOVE YOU DR FONTAINE!

    • November 18, 2011

      jack a**, do not stay in front of you PC in Canada and hide your identity, don’t be a coward put your real identity you are not laughing at no one but yourself,keep in mind that who laugh last always get the best laugh

      Matt, Shirley, Trevor, Eddo Angelo, Ron, Linton, Thompson, Artie and the others have not to hide nothing to fear, using The Truth, Justice and Truth whatever you are a dam coward, be brave, time will tell Dominica is sinking, heading for disaster with Skerrit, Tony, The Truth and the rest

    • sexy balaw
      November 18, 2011

      We expect good things to be done in Dominica. That is why we vote for polititicians. They come to us and ask us to vote for them because they can bring progress to this country. And that is what we expect. We get angry when things go off track

    • Reason
      November 18, 2011

      i agree with you what Da people do not relaize they that going to pay for it not the govenment the country is made of the government and the people.but you have negative people out there just quick to braodcast the bad and not the good what does that tell you. if he loves his country so much why don’t he find a better way to help and do what is good. i do not condone coruption, however we have to becareful what we print online. case teh big boys reading same way the govenment might pay he might go down first. mess with CIA, FBI and Interpol still. a good thing they make people pay for wrong infor.

    • alla
      November 19, 2011

      This person posing as truth is just a troll seeking attention. Why not leave the maple flower and come experience skerrititist. Truth you are nothing but a Pokwit pretending to be pious yet you are obviously a dimented a hole .

    • UWP Man
      November 20, 2011

      Because there is nothing good to report on.

  56. What-i-know
    November 18, 2011

    The source given for a story should be considered by a reader as more dependable that the article itself . . (http://www.todaysxm.com/2011/11/16/italy-investigates-questionable-mega-loan-to-atlantisbetplus/)

    Note these quotes from the source:
    1. “Within minutes after answering our question, the FAO press office sent a statement to Italian media stating explicitly that Corallo “is not the organization’s permanent ambassador for the Commonwealth of Dominica.” so can we accept that HE IS NOT?
    2. “The company claimed that the Government of Dominica designated him their ambassador to the FAO in a letter dated June 21, 2011. He notified the FAO of his arrival in Italy in a letter dated September 21, but this information now turns out to be incorrect.” so can we accept that He IS NOT?
    3. “Italian media said that Corallo himself is not the subject of any investigation.” so can we accept that HE IS NOT?
    The key issue here for me is whether Francesco Corallo should have qualified for a Dominica’s economic passport.
    He appears to be an ideal candidate: a Respectable and Wealthy member of a Stable Democratic European country and he is Without a criminal record . . . are there other key requirements?

    I recently googled the economic citizenship program of St Kitt’s & Nevis and since I saw no negative article about it, I’m wondering if its necessary to throw out the baby with the bath water.

    • hhm
      November 18, 2011

      SOMEONE WHO THINKS. GREAT.THUMBS UP MY FRIEND

    • Anonymous
      November 18, 2011

      Can you tell me of any investment he has made in Dominica? Granting someone economic citizenship should be on the premise that that individual will invest his wealth or expertise in the country whose passport he bears

    • Aterix
      November 18, 2011

      Can you tell me of any investments he has made in Dominnica? Granting someone economic citizenship should be on the premise that that individual will invest his wealt and expertise to the country whose passport he bears

    • Sout Man
      November 18, 2011

      So we reward people with our passports “hoping” that they will invest. Shouldn’t investment be a precondition for citizenship? It sounds like passports for a fee!! Under the table fee makes it worst!! Where’s the accountability, let alone transparency?

      • Hell-o
        November 19, 2011

        what-i-know did ask about other requirements.
        Are the applicants required to commit to economic projects? I think that they should.
        It really has always been passport for a fee.
        Its time to re-evaluate or even stop this scheme.

  57. En Ba La
    November 18, 2011

    Attorney General and the government of Dominica – are they looking into this claim – this is once more putting Dominica’s name in the TRASH CAN – what are you all doing or saying? Is this one of the many cases/situations waiting to fall under the heading “What happens in the dark comes out in the light”.

    Dominicans need to wake up from their sleep -The house is burning down and no one seems to be hearing the firealarm.

  58. ITALIAN MOBTRESS
    November 18, 2011

    TONY TONES :( IS THIS TRUE WHAT WE ARE HEARING ? OH TONY HOW COULD THIS BE!! :( TONY TONES DA MOB ALWAYS GETS THEIR SELLOUT TONES DON,T CROSS DA MOB THATS BAD FOR YOU A ND THE PMS HEALTH :( WELL TONE IS NOW I SINGING SANKY.

  59. Daily Mail
    November 18, 2011

    nothing new..but they love it in Dominica spoke to a surporter of the corrupt DLP Regime who said its not true..that his govt is doing the right thing..

    wow one thing…ive come to realise thats why dominica is considered the nature island

    means its citizens still live in the stone and dark ages…wow cant believe when that the world has become so quick and internet friendly and technology is at its peak..you can find citizens living in a farm like style…..maybe its reserved for the guniness book of world records..

    • Anonymous
      November 18, 2011

      when the west falls with all its material greed and the people living in farm like style continue to thrive and live to be a 100 because they know how to live off the land in the nature island lets see how many finger you have left to point.

  60. .
    November 18, 2011

    The devil was the main factor in the 18-3…The devil wants it reward now and Peter is paying for Paul..Who could not hear will feel…I am eating two fig there. No meat, no sauce. Fig and oil… Others are millionaires from passport.

  61. mouth of the south
    November 18, 2011

    wow!!!! will the red ants blame mr thompson fontaine for that one??? even if u support a party… it doesn’t mean u have to support the corruption they are involved in… and this skerrit administration is involved in serious corruption….

    • November 18, 2011

      Oh Yeap they will surely do, they will blame them all. Artie, Matt, Thompson, Trevor, Linton, Edison, Angelo, Ron and those who do not support Skerrit and Tony

      Some Duminacans and too dumb and stupid, all you have to do is give them hand-out and keep giving them and they will support you wither you do right or wrong

  62. eee
    November 18, 2011

    That is good for you all…WHAT qualified Skerrit to have been the PM of Dominica?… Let us take what we get..GAS!

  63. lovely dominica
    November 18, 2011

    Its a pity some of us have to depend on some one to analyse things for us. I read the article on the internet, read what was printed by Thompson Fontaine and listened to Matt this morning and all i can say is “what goes around come around”. Thompson takes and article from Today Newspaper St. Martin butters it nicely, Matt comes on the radio and immediately he has breaking news. The news article indicates that the person claims to be a diplomat or an ambassodor, the article states that the person is not the subject of any investigation. However before selected sections of the article was broadcasted, the critics of the government could not wait.
    Time will tell, Mr. Fontaine, Matt and others. U will continue to bray

  64. Progres
    November 18, 2011

    The opposition propaganda machine is at work. All kinds of allegations without proof yet they want the Pm to come out and show proof that he did not do the things they are accusing him of. You all made the allegations-show your proof. Circumstantial evidence is not good enough in a court of law. You all are just looking for an easy way to gain power. My Dominican people-these people are fake. They are the ones who are perpetuating these propagandas with no proof.

    • Way papa
      November 18, 2011

      yes monkey, and edison james that arrest the guy in Italy and raid his house too.

      yes monkey, edison james and uwp owns all the news sites that reporting the stories!

      lol lol

    • Sout Man
      November 18, 2011

      That’s not a court of law. The image of the country on the international scene is at stake. Any concerned leader should be eager to clear the country’s name unless he wants to perpetuate a cover up. But, for how long?

      • pawol
        November 18, 2011

        Then the people who are perpetuating all these lies and allegations thereby blemishing the name of our country need to stop immediately.
        Unless you can prove your allegations drop them. Leave Dominicas good name intact.

  65. Is so?
    November 18, 2011

    Scandal after scandal after scandal. At no time in Dominica’s history has a Govt. and its leader have done so much which is staining the country’s name regionally, internationally.

    In the last decade it has worsened considerably. Issues of all kinds of corrupt practices, secret deals, selling of passports, issuing of diplomatic passports to controversial foreigners involved in criminal acts – Rudolph King in US jail all now, now that Italian Big Boss of a gaming giant/casino gambling- kick-backs.

    Added to those craziness and imcompetence are the attempt/successes at that, influencing institutions, dismantling their autonomy and independence. They must operate according to the master’s bidding.

    Who, which person with all that POWER continue to give out those Dominican passports to those persons to sell or give? WHICH INSTITUTION IS MANDATED BY lAW TO RELEASE OUR PASSPORTS JUST LIKE THAT UNTIL MANY REACHES IN THE HANDS OF CRIMINALS? While a FEW getting Richer, the majority are getting poorer.

    So many poor people still support those mad decisions. They are fooled to believe that nothing is wrong in a FEW in POWER enriching themselves through dubious means, sales of our passports to all and sundry without the proper due diligence. Who is benefitting really? Certainly not Dominica. In fact, the country and its people are the main losers, because of the negative reports all over. That situation is outrageous, inexcusable, downright shameful.

    Stop playing on people’s patience. Too many scandals. Day by day, the situation is getting worse. Stories that were hidden are now coming out. The wrong, immoral corrupt things that have been happening in the dark by officials, are cominig to light.

    The cabal will twist ant turn the facts. However, They cannot sue any news portal or talk show hosts for exposing those secret passport sales or free issuances. The stories are credible. Proof upon proof are there. Dominicans believe me Skerritt and his inefficient Govt. have enough scandal to defend.

    • Wait A Minute
      November 18, 2011

      The purpoted so-called ‘scandals’ will continue so long as there is a desperate opposition seeking to get in at any cost. NOTHING NEW DUDE!!!!!!!!

  66. joe
    November 18, 2011

    maybe he has a dominica passport to

  67. Mujahardin
    November 18, 2011

    Tony Astaphan where are you? We need to hear from you and Mervin. Please bring Skerrit as well to explain to us about the due diligence that was done on the Mafia Francesco. I for sure will be listening to the “Dog & Pony” Show better known as the “Animal” program on Saturday night.

    We are just starting to hear about our passports being sold like fish in the terrorist capitals of the World. By the way, Have you heard anything from Alick Lawrence?

    What is happening with Dominican Passports is no surprise to me. Do you remember just a few months ago some Dominicans were arrested for forging Dominican birth certificates for Iranians? These Dominicans are now out on bail, and as a result of the government’s connection in the whole scam, the cases will never be heard. I am positive that there is a nexus between the forgery of the birth certificate and the sale of Dominican passports to middle east terrorists and Italian mafias.

    Incidentally, Bernard Wiltshire was the only one to get arrested for questioning in that passport scam, while Lawyers closely affiliated with the government who sold hundreds of passports to terrorist, mafias, and gangsters are yet to be questioned by the police.

    Laborites are just begining to experience what Skerrit has to offer. something’s happening, and it’s so exciting. We talking about taking crime to the next level.

    • Is so D/ca come?
      November 18, 2011

      So true. Those things are all connected. Sale of passports, issuing of diplomatic passports. $$$$$$$$ for a FEW. The lawyer, a main agent for sales of Dominica passports, who signed 40 plus applications for persons to obtain Dominican passports, was never arrested. The other lawyer who signed only one application was arrested and placed in the cell for hours.

      Who are those in authority speaking about claiming to want to stop crime, violence and criminal activities? See what is happening in our faces. Hear what is happening in that scam called Economic Citizenship Programme by Govt. No, all those things we are reading and hearing about are propaganda, falsehoods, is opposition that peddling such things to discredit Skerritt. You wicked souls, with hearts of stone in support of the destruction of this beautiful country.

      When enough is enough? Where is Skerritt, Alick Lawrence, Nanton et al? In Dubai? In United Arab Emirates? Doing what? On behalf of whom, Dominicans? The radar of the international community against money-laundering, mafia, organised crimes, Dons, terrorism is squarely on Dominica. FBI, CIA, SCOTLAND YARD, INTERPOL, Law enforcement in many countries have Dominica under very close surveillance especially in the past decade.

      Many countries are concerned about the indiscriminate sales of Dominican passports and the ease with which criminals, mafia, corrupt people could obtain a Dominican passport. It is foolish to think that those people want and get our passports to invest here. Total hogwash. Extreme madness. What a big HOAX.

      What stupidity to think that Dominican passports in the hands of international criminals is good for our security? Dominica and Dominicans’ security is seriously being compromised. We are great risks. We are no longer safe because a FEW greedy, selfish crooks are prostituting the country, selling the property of the nation to all and sundry without the people knowing what is going on.

      There could be no excuses for such nonsense. Excuses are being made for those crookedness? That is why Satan will never stop getting new followers to increase his flock. You like the Govt., the Party in power, the politician and any wrong they do or criminal acts committed? Even the authorities’ actions cause more poverty, facilitates criminal activities, enables criminals to obtain Dominican passports just like that, enriches a FEW through dubious means, influence/control institutions to their own liking, no problem.

      Is opposition and other Dominicans that do not love Skerritt? Dominicans among us still wickedly support all kinds of wrong things done and claim that neither their Govt., nor Skerritt is involved in any wrong doings. I am reminded by those words,” He who knows not and knows not that he knows not, is a fool, shun him.” but “He who knows not, and knows that he knows not is ignorant, teach him.”

      Unfortunately there are many among us who refuse to learn about good moral and ethical behaviours or to be informed about those corrupt practices in high places. Let corruption envelope the nation once is your friend, political Party in Govt. or someone with influence, plenty money/assets, or particular surname/prestige.

      Is so we come? Corruption was a bad word some years ago. A certain lawyer was even paid Big money to investigate corruption for over 5, yes Five years, no outcome. Political Parties formed a COALITION to oust the Govt. of the day, claiming that they were corrupt. Presently corruption is being entrenched, institutionalized, and is normal in people’s psyche.

      Now people tell you ,”Oh is Skerritt they after. What corruption all you talking about? Criminals do not have Dominican passports. That could never happen. There is due diligence. Those wishing to obtain our passports are closely screened.” What UTTER RUBBISH? Too much aiding and abetting of corruption and criminal activities. Stop it. Bring all those involved in criminal acts to justice or else be damned and expect the worse.

  68. Rise my people
    November 18, 2011

    United we stand, divided we fall!

    • Anonymous
      November 18, 2011

      We have fallen long ago..From the very day Skerrit was made PM of Dominica..Good for some of you.

  69. Anonymous
    November 18, 2011
    • Way papa
      November 18, 2011

      papa…so he has a letter dated June 21st from the Prime Minister?

      But what really going on there nuh lord?

      • hhm
        November 18, 2011

        THE COMPANY SAYS HE HAS A LETTER BUT THE FAO SAID IT IS NOT TRUE AND THE INVESTIGATIONS SAID THE COMPANY WAS TELLING UNTRUTHS. PROPAGANDA MACHINES BOY

    • Very concerned
      November 18, 2011

      Thanks for the Italian version, straight from the source. Blame for Thompson still?

  70. November 18, 2011

    In all this mess ,where is the Justice System in Dominica to immediately look into this matter ??

    Dominicans will one day wake up to foreign people owning their lands and houses.

    Just seat and wait for nature to take its cousre!!

    Go out there and ask questions from your Pal Reps what is going on.
    you will have yourselves to blame if u dont ask.put some pressure on them.

    • D
      November 18, 2011

      I know that there are many educated people still left in Dominica… I don’t understand why no one is doing anything. They just keep sweeping things under the rug. Soon the rug will not be able to hold any more….
      Lets see what will happen next.

  71. Papa Dom
    November 18, 2011

    Not saying that the story is true, neither do I speak Italian but this should at least prevent some from spewing utterrubbish on here.
    Libero-news.it
    M
    ilano, 14 nov. (Adnkronos) – Francesco Corallo “ha pieno diritto ad avvalersi dell’immunita’ diplomatica”, ma vi ha rinunciato per collaborare con l’autorita’ giudiziaria. Lo comunica Bplus, societa’ attiva nel gioco d’azzardo riconducibile allo stesso Corallo. Venerdi’ scorso Corallo, la cui societa’ era stata finanziata dalla Banca Popolare di Milano, davanti ai militari della Gdf aveva vantato l’immunita’ diplomatica.

    “Francesco Corallo -si comunica da Bplus- e’ stato designato dal governo di Dominica ambasciatore presso la Fao con nota del 21 giugno 2011 ( allegato 1) e ha conseguentemente comunicato alla Fao il suo arrivo in Italia con nota del 21 settembre 2011”.

    Per cui Corallo, si continua dalla societa’, “ha pieno diritto ad avvalersi dell’immunita’ diplomatica. L’ambasciatore, tuttavia, come gia’ chiarito, ha rinunciato al diritto di immunita’ in occasione della perquisizione avvenuta da parte del nucleo di polizia tributaria lo scorso 10 novembre 2011 a fini collaborativi con l’autorita’ giudiziaria”.

    14/11/2011

  72. 1979
    November 18, 2011

    let us close down the country until mister resign

    • Anonymous
      November 18, 2011

      They will say no he has dimples..It has to get plenty worse. Where there is no vision, the people shall perish..

    • 1979
      November 18, 2011

      we turn both cheeks already, the only cheeks we remain to turn is our butt cheeks….are we going to take this Dominicans??

  73. Anonymous
    November 18, 2011

    Monsieur allu can lie on that P.M wi. ahaha magway sa We shall not be moved hahah..

    • Anonymous
      November 20, 2011

      Well if you will not move we will move and leave you in your mess. If is stupid you stupid! Si ce sot ou sot!

  74. Anonymous
    November 18, 2011

    You people make me sick to the stomach, NO SELF PRIDE as dominicans all crying if not Skerritt who ??????? Give me a break, so you think Skerritt is the only capable person to run Dominica. What has made him so capable, a frigging bachelors degree in psychology. There are thousands and thousands of upstanding young and highly educated Dominicans all around. Sickening I say. All these comments are just embarrassing, personal attacks on people for voicing their opinions. Dominicans really need a wake up call, bunch of greedy, jealous and hateful people.

    • Papa Dom
      November 18, 2011

      That question could be entertained if he were capable but the truth is the child is not capable an he said so himself “Dominica is too difficult to manage”

    • ....................
      November 18, 2011

      If not Skerrit pick someone from Stockfarm jail..All will do a better job..T

    • Aterix
      November 18, 2011

      His major was actually English. Psycology was an addition to that. Its one of those liberals

    • Reason
      November 18, 2011

      the same thim all you will do nobody good to run da all you too political.when it was ms charles was the same, edison the same, rosie the same pierro the same now skerit now wander ms call you family of sharks
      shame wat a nation.talk talk complain go read all you bible and see what happen to complainers.

  75. Anonymous
    November 18, 2011

    You people make me sick to the stomach, NO SELF PRIDE as dominicans all crying if not Skerritt who ??????? Give me a break, so you think Skerritt is the only capable person to run Dominica. What has made him so capable, a frigging bachelors degree in psychology. There are thousands and thousands of upstanding young and highly educated Dominicans all around. Sickening I say.

  76. November 18, 2011

    RIGHT!
    NOW LET ME SEE WHO SKERRIT GOING SUE THIS TIME AROUND.

  77. Dominican
    November 18, 2011

    I have read and reread the origina story. Nowhere is a Dominican passport mentioned. In fact it says “The company claimed that the Government of Dominica designated him their ambassador to the FAO in a letter dated June 21, 2011. He notified the FAO of his arrival in Italy in a letter dated September 21, but this information now turns out to be incorrect.” (http://www.todaysxm.com/2011/11/16/italy-investigates-questionable-mega-loan-to-atlantisbetplus/)

    Why then are we talking about sale of passports, Skerrit and the like?

    • Anonymous
      November 18, 2011

      @ Dominican very good point i also read it cause i ask for a link and got it we need to read and under stand there way no mention of a Dominican passport also this got my interest This man is not an FAO goodwill ambassador.”
      Within minutes after answering our question, the FAO press office sent a statement to Italian media stating explicitly that Corallo “is not the organization’s permanent ambassador for the Commonwealth of Dominica.”

    • ....
      November 18, 2011

      “Within minutes after answering our question, the FAO press office sent a statement to Italian media stating explicitly that Corallo “is not the organization’s permanent ambassador for the Commonwealth of Dominica.”

      • Aterix
        November 18, 2011

        Simply because he is not on the record as such but this doesn’t necessarily mean that he was not a holder of a Dominican passport. Why would he have claimed in the first place to being a Dominican diplomat? What i his association with Dominica? Maybe he was not really a bonafide diplomat but was issued a diplomatic passport in order to escape being prosecuted.

    • D
      November 18, 2011

      how else this non- dominican would get this passport….? u must be one of them that supports skerrit though all this mess… goodluck

    • What-i-know
      November 18, 2011

      Dominican
      You are so correct.
      I did the same thing earlier and posted a comment.

      I have come to realize that generally people don’t read, research and if they do they don’t comprehend simple straight forward English.
      It appears to me their comments are not based on the News Item but rather they just give an indication of their political affiliation.
      Its sad. This is not a place for me, I won’t be sucked into peoples petty politics.

    • Reon
      November 18, 2011

      Ok!!! So why did he mention Dominica? Why not St Marten where he has some business deals.. Why Dominica??? Dont you think something seems fishy???

      • hhm
        November 18, 2011

        ST.MARTEEN IS NOT AN INDEPENDENT STATE. HE IS GOING TO SAY HE HAD A EUROPEAN IMMUNITY? SMH. WE HAVE BEEN IN THE MEDIA ALL THE TIME SAYING WE SELL PASSPORT WHY NOT USE DOMINICA. WE THINK OUR CRAP STAYS ON OUR SHORES ONLY.

    • Aterix
      November 18, 2011

      Why would he have claimed in the first place to being a Dominican diplomat? What i his association with Dominica? Maybe he was not really a bonafide diplomat but was issued a diplomatic passport in order to escape being prosecuted. Just ask yourself why are all these thugs associating themselves with Dominica, why not another country? Dominica have marle papa

      • Dominican
        November 18, 2011

        Why assume we know the answers? Why assume only the worst? I believe people should think for themselves and comment only on facts.

      • November 18, 2011

        Agree there’s more to that story, without fire there’s no smoke, this guy is not a Dominican trying to destroy the core of the island , he is an Italian, the guy did not wake up with Dominica on his mind there is more to it

    • True Dominican
      November 18, 2011

      Good point but What troubles me is of all countries world wide, why did they implicate Dominica? If that does not raise concerns for you, you are a RED ANTS

    • hmmmmm
      November 18, 2011

      How do u attain diplomatic status if u do not have a diplomatic paaaport???? Not everything has to be in black n white uno!!!!

  78. Dubique767
    November 18, 2011

    Sorry for the long post.

    I don’t want to jump to conclusion. However, do you think it is coincidental that all the Jumbees are jumping out of the closet lately. Economic citizenship programs, if not vetted with diligence and proper administration, will create more headaches than they are worth.

    Now, this may not be a case of economic citizenship, but there may be residual implication for the simple fact that many of our leaders(both DLP and UWP)are just not equipped and have the competence to maneuver the intricacies of international politics and relations.

    Economic citizenship has been part of Dominica’s economic program since 1991, and is not unique to DA. It’s done all over the world. My concern is, we don’t have the resources and know-how to effectively run such a program. Therefore, what we will often get are societal vagrants, voleurs, vagabonds, and goal thieves with some extra cash, piggy-backing off our good status.

    We get what we put out into the world.

    I know this is going to raise some tail feathers, but here it goes: How do we know that the dollars for passport that bring many Haitians and people from other countries to our shores are properly vetted and the people background checked? How do you (as a citizen of Kubuli) know that many of these people (who now live next to you) are not ex-convicts, sex offenders, and criminals?

    Many of us sit around and huff and puff all day when someone questions our leaders and political structure. It is our duty to question, inquire, and create some uneasiness to those who are already uneasy…and if they are already uneasy, it is because they are knee-deep in mierda de toro.

  79. X&0
    November 18, 2011

    Boy! I cannot wait for the next episode. The drama continues………

  80. Maysyay Kwik!
    November 18, 2011
  81. Amazing Dominicans
    November 18, 2011

    Are these people serious?

    You mean, there are still persons on DNO coming out trying to defend this administration? Even going as far as blaming all this on “Dominicans from within”?

    Are you people for real? Here it is, that a man is arrested by Italian authorities, his home is raided by law enforcement. When he is about to be handcuffed, he flashes a Dominican Diplomatic Passport boasting of his imunity. He went on further to claim that he is the FAO’s Permanent Ambassador appointed by Roosevelt Skerrit. The authories in Italy runs an investigation, following which the FAO stated categorically that they do not know this man. He is subsequently arrested. The story is now making rounds internationally, and people coming here with their nonsensical spin?

    I mean seriously, you people love Skerrit that much? Even on his last days in office, you all are willing to make a complete fool of yall selves with these absolutely nonsensical posts? Look I see someone said “the passport was not found in the raid”. My lord, is this a joke now? Why would the police confiscate the man’s passport? Why would anybody conducting a raid of the man’s home be intererested in how many passports he has or for which country when the raid of his home by police has nothing to do with what passport he has?

    It was the man that flashed his passport IN AN ATTEMPT TO AVOID GETTING ARRESTED! And that is how Dominica ONCE AGAIN became under the spot light. Instead those idiots ask the Prime Minister to come out and explain HOW COULD THIS MAN FLASH A DOMINICAN DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT, they coming on here talking nonesense about who gullible and who not gullible.

    YOU are the ones who are gullible, listening to spin of Tony! Why continues to full his pockets on the BACKS of Dominicans buying properties in Miami and all over!

    Damn idiots!

    • Progres
      November 18, 2011

      I’m still waiting for the proof. And enough of that, where there’s smoke there’s fire foolishness, because that is exactly what the opposition wants us to believe, so they are creating the environment but, you all need to come with more concrete proof. Like I said, the evidence is circumstantial at best.

    • What-i-know
      November 18, 2011

      Hey Amazing Dominican
      Did you read and understand the source of this news item?
      The Source given for any story should be considered by a reader to be more dependable that the story itself . .
      Note these quotes from the source:
      1. “Within minutes after answering our question, the FAO press office sent a statement to Italian media stating explicitly that Corallo “is not the organization’s permanent ambassador for the Commonwealth of Dominica.”
      So can we accept that HE IS NOT?

      2. “The company claimed that the Government of Dominica designated him their ambassador to the FAO in a letter dated June 21, 2011. He notified the FAO of his arrival in Italy in a letter dated September 21, but this information now turns out to be incorrect.”
      So can we accept that He IS NOT?

      3. “Italian media said that Corallo himself is not the subject of any investigation.”
      So can we accept that HE IS NOT?

      The key issue here for me is whether Francesco Corallo should have qualified for a Dominica’s economic citizen passport.
      From my googling, he appears to be an ideal candidate:
      A Respectable,
      Wealthy member of a
      Stable Democratic European country and he is Without a criminal record . . . are there other key requirements?
      I recently googled the economic citizenship program of St Kitt’s & Nevis and since I saw no negative article about it, I’m wondering if its necessary to throw out the baby with the bath water.
      Please, no need to attack the messenger,
      put blows on my post if you want to . .just keep it civil.. tks

      • Reason
        November 18, 2011

        Thats why the failing english all the time reading and comprehension.
        lol
        lol
        lol
        they just read and start typing as to their low understanding stupid.

  82. ???
    November 18, 2011

    DNO could you please give us the link to the original story? The same way you could the story from FIFA of PJ where is this one. I’m waiting.

  83. Citizen
    November 18, 2011

    Well, flies gather around sh** don’t they!

    If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it must be a duck!

    What about birds of a feather flock together?

    No smoke without fire?

    Skerrit, to restore credibility and respect to the office of Prime Minister of Dominica , Please resign!

  84. I'mWondering
    November 18, 2011

    I’m trying to google this and news on this man but somehow i’m only getting Weekly Blitz and Dominican Net news. I want Italian news…any links ppl?

    • Not Affiliated
      November 18, 2011

      @ I’m Wondering I am having the same results as well. please share any new results.

    • D
      November 18, 2011

      CAN U READ ITALIAN? IF SO THEN GOOGLE HIS NAME AND U WILL SEE IT IN ITALIAN AND THEN TELL US WHAT U READ…

  85. Anonymous
    November 18, 2011

    No mention of the passport found in the raid

    • Yet Again
      November 18, 2011

      The Man Personally Declared himself as an ambassador with Imunity as such there must have beibng a passport to go with that stop being Blind

      • Dominican
        November 18, 2011

        That is an assumption.

      • Anonymous
        November 18, 2011

        I simply stated that DNO did notmention the passport which was found … read between the lines ” jack donkey”

    • November 19, 2011

      Wondering if Tony, Skerrit and his supporters are not involve is some of this stuff, only to stir up more anger and hatred in Dominica, also to gain sympathy for his administration

      I listened to both radio stations and i can say, there are hatred and anger coming from both sides

  86. UPTOWN REBEL!!!
    November 18, 2011

    Oh,my GOD!…What the dickens is going on?…You’ve got to be kidding me….Nooooo!
    This is just a bad dream, a nightmare, and I will soon wake up….Or maybe I should exercise some skepticism here..Right?…I won’t believe it,I refuse to believe it, it’s not true…no way.

    Damn right I am being sarcastic…What?…I wonder what kind of spin are they going to put on this one. What are they going to say this time….I can’t wait..

    Oh, so this is one of the reasons for the denials and explanations by a certain PERSON, the last few days…I see…I was wondering whats up with all those talks about Passports and Economic Citizenship Program. They sounded nervous. It was seemingly apparent, that something was bothering them, sounded somewhat troubled….Ahha…But wait a minute, why is this song by Johnny Nash pounding in my head..”I can see clearly now the rain is gone,I can see all obstacles in ma way..gone are the dark clouds that had me blind..it’s gonna be bright,bright sun shiny day”…..

    OK let me get a hold of myself…..
    This is not good…Can somebody please tell me what the heck is going on with the Land of my birth?…seriously….Or maybe it’s me, I am just overreacting…right?.

    I’ll tell you something….Somebody need to study the predicament of The Commonwealth of Dominica, to find out how it has reach where it is now. Boy, we are in a colossal mess…Can we extricate ourselves from it?..I wonder.

    The Political Leaders enrich themselves and their friends, while they leave the People poor and ignorant…Will we ever learn?.
    The truest characters of ignorance are; vanity,pride, and arrogance…Arrogance diminishes wisdom.

    You know,I always say the problem of Dominica is not the Politicians,but it is with the People. They need to be more thoughtful.They need to look at issues more carefully. And they need to start taking a different view of themselves and their worth.

    Well,well,well…ain’t that something Ambassador at large..boy look ting…I really don’t want to laugh, but I have to chuckle…it is so painful….
    I think we better start watching our damn selves,because soon,they are going to start selling us as well…..Can you imagine?..

    Let us pray…May GOD help us in our calamities……Oh LORD!.

    Profound PEACE….and….All the very best.

    UPTOWN REBEL!!!.

    • Amazing Dominicans
      November 18, 2011

      The spin already start. This complete and total JACK of Aces “Wait a Minute” has started the process.

    • Aterix
      November 18, 2011

      A group of them are right now in Dubai I guess trying to patch up.

    • Concern One
      November 19, 2011

      Just read and understand the article. There should be no need for a spin.

      • UPTOWN REBEL!!!
        November 19, 2011

        Oh yeah? So he did’nt have a passport?.What the hell is he doing with Diplomatic Passport?…Is he a Diplomat?..Who made him a Diplomat?…Under whose or what authority?.

        And let me caution you…be very careful what you say…..Now go ahead…

        Tell me in your own words what you understand by reading the article?.

  87. hot peper
    November 18, 2011

    the only way that the governent will go is thrugh the gun. blood have to shed as it was done all over the world. so only them will we see this government out of office. dominican take up your arms and fight fo your country.

    • hhm
      November 18, 2011

      Admin you allow such post on your site. If the police ask who post this I hope you can provide. This could be considered terrorism. to take up arms and cause unrest.

      • November 18, 2011

        Well well dominicans must be idiots still blaming the messengers faple

      • ...
        November 18, 2011

        A man was arrestdfor trying to start a protest action on facebook.

      • Dominican
        November 19, 2011

        You all tongue worst than terrorism you all make lies on all u PM. MARK my words one day u all will need the PM to pour water on all u tongue when you all tongue will be on FIRE for big lies agianst the PM. MALPALEN gang they pay u all to lie one day your turn will come and u will see if it sweet.I will not call Dominicans stupid but WICKED CONTINUE. thats pure jealousy.

    • Anti-hate
      November 18, 2011

      i’m not goin to try to defend the gov’t on this alarming passport story…tryna get the full story to know where i stand

      however, comments like the one from ‘hot peper’ made me remember when Austrie was saying ministers might need more security..

      it’s possible to debate the issues of the day and challenge the gov’t without being so hate-filled like the rhetoric on we-know-where..

      it’s what leads to peeps like ‘hot peper’ contemplating violent activities against politicians, which is not how we operate here.

      this isn’t afghanistan!!!

      • Anonymous
        November 19, 2011

        I do not agree with you. We are worse than Afganistan, in terms of having rebels conducting the affairs of state, rebels giving them support like you are doing, and rebels/rogues keeping the country poor and dependent on state.

  88. So Sick & Tired
    November 18, 2011

    DNO this report is not the proper representation of the original report. You are doing Dominicans a dis-service and I suggest that Dominicans look for the original article and read it for themselves.. It says that “The independent online daily Lettera 43 reported that the Italian Foreign Ministry received in recent months a request for an opinion about Corallo’s accreditation as an FAO-ambassador. The ministry gave a negative advice, saying that as the owner of Atlantis, Corallo, is conducting economic activities in Italy and that it is therefore deemed “inappropriate for someone with business interests in our country to enjoy diplomatic immunity.”

    Will you please correct your records to reflect the reality Sir/ Madam? In the interest of Dominica. Thank you very much.. I know that you will not publish it, but I will keep it on the record!

    ADMIN: So what is the difference between our report and what you just said?

  89. Wait A Minute
    November 18, 2011

    THINK my people, THINK and let us not be called people with ‘memoire poule’ or ‘foul brains’ as they like to characterize us, BUT, is it I onlone who smells a rat here? I mean, come on, all these stories are being unearthed from a particular source with STRONG connections to the Dominican opposition forces. The individual in question once worked for a reputable international organization based in the US Capital, Washington DC. For no apparent reason the said individual resigned his post, claiming that he quote “wanted to concentrate on activities to help Dominica”. What are these activities, I may ask? and who is putting up the bill to support these ‘so-called activities’?

    The friends of this gentleman (whom I must again remind readers, lest we get the ‘memoire poule’ connotation again)are on Q-95 day in day regurgitating the said stories, almost with anticipation. these guys, AGAIN, appear to have no form of gainful employment, YET the infamous host of the Saturday afternoon program on that infamous radio station (Whom I MUST again remind our people, confessed to have been an agent (or as he would like us to believe ‘accompanied the woman)for that foreign woman have gotten permission from the PM to sell diplomatic passports)he recently bought a brand new SUV and live in one of the ‘porsh’ neighbourhoods in this country? Where is he getting the money to support this lifestyle?

    Can the activities of these gentlemen and the recent incidents of individuals at government departments involved in the sale of Dominican passports, be linked? Can we account for all those passports and whom they were sold to? Could it be that the illegal sale of those passports could have been part of a wider scheme to return to embarass the government and country by extension?

    Folks, these are just some of the pertinent questions we need to be asking ourselves as these somewhat ‘strange’ and ‘perfectly calculated’ stories seem to be surfacing, now almost every other week. WE NEED TO BE VIGILANT!!! Many EVIL forces are at work against Dominica and are being financed from ‘questionable’ sources all in the aim to get rid of this government. The government themselves need to put an effort at stepping up its intelligence. These are not isolated cases, I belive, but are part of a carefully thought out master plan. if they cannot get in by the ballots, then I guess they wil stop at nothing to get in by other means.

    YOU WHO HAVE EARS TO HEAR, TAKE HEED!!!!!!

    • Papa Dom
      November 18, 2011

      What utterrubbish! Does Singh de indian hold a Dominican passport? are the individuals you want to ascribe blame to, have the power or ability to issue diplomatic passport? finally, except you know something which the rest of us do not know, I wasn’t aware of individuals in a government dept. selling passports. So please stop with your foolishness and falsehoods and deal with the important matter of ridding Dominica of this evil, incompetent and greedy gang which passes for the gov’t of the country.

      • Wait A Minute
        November 18, 2011

        You don’t listen to the news, FOOL!!!!

      • DUPLICATE COMMENT??
        November 18, 2011

        Its idiots like you that Skerrit rely on to remain in office and keep all his secrets covered. Unfortunately for allu, IT WILL ALL COME TO LIGHT!

    • CONTAINING RED EYES
      November 18, 2011

      WAIT A MINUTE .
      IS NO WONDER THEY SAY CLOROX SCARCE IN POSIE . AS THEY USE ALL TO WASH OFF YOUR BRAIN.

      YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A DUNCE ELEMENT ON DNO . I ALREADY KNEW YOU WERE SUFFERING FROM RED EYES AND RED BRAIN TUMOR BUT TO BE SO DAM DUNCE . HMM

      WHY FOR ONCE CAN’T YOU QUESTION THE BEHAVIOR OF THIS ADMINISTARTION . ARE THEY INFALLIABLE.
      TAKE YOUR HAND OUTS IN PEACE , CAUSE THATS ALL U POSIE PEOPLE DO AND STOP ALWAYS TRYING TO JUSTIFY WRONG.

    • Dominican
      November 19, 2011

      IS NOT MEMOIRE POULE IS BEFF THEY LIKE GO AND COOK ALL U HUSBAND MEAL AND CLEAN ALL U HOUSE BEFORE ALL U MAKE FALSE BEFF LIKE THAT ON THE PM. LIES, HATRED, JEALOUSY, HIP NAME THEM NOT FOGETTING POWER HUNGRY.

  90. Skerrit Supporter
    November 18, 2011

    Sometime ago I volunteered the view that CIA is behind/bankrolling opposition voices here to get rid of PM Skerrit. Can we ever begin to fathom what it is the CIA cannot do? The CIA as a political animal has endless resources to undertake its work. Consider why the CIA will be hoping mad with PM Skerrit. His popularity has soared beyond that of any leader in recent history here in Dominica. That kind of popularity has severely unnerved certain moralists among us to the extent that they have referrd to the Dominican masses (Skerrit supporters) as people acting with the “herd instinct”. Before that Pm Skerrit’s supporters habe been referred to corrupt, people without morals and ethics, peopel without any raison d’etre. Despite of that Pm Skerrit is still the most popular leader, much to the chagrin of his oponenets. Pm Skerr has advanced realtions with countries that the US does not like, full stop (China, Lybia, Cuba, Venezuela, Morocco etc). People think of this.I do not think I am supporting a Prime Minister who is so naive about what is happening to be so carefree. I do not put anything beyond the capabilities of the United States CIA. They can formulate all kind of schemes they wish to get at Skerrit. They have the resources and contacts. Unfortunately, we have people here who fail to see the external co-operative workings of those who oppose Skerrit both locally and externally.

    I will wait for PM Skerrit’s response to this one

    • Amazing Dominicans
      November 18, 2011

      Boy hear nonesense….hear coshonee….big educated people that talking rubbish like that! Allu wicked! Just for handouts and political favors!

      • Wait A Minute
        November 18, 2011

        @ ‘Amazing Dominicans” you are the one who needs an education because with your hate for Skerrit and the DLP people like you take in everything that is said against this government lock, stock and barrel.

    • Aterix
      November 18, 2011

      Your name says it all idiot. How can you have any unbiased and independent view. You are just a supporter no matter what

  91. doc. love
    November 18, 2011

    QUITE FRANKLY,I DONT GIVE A RATSAZZ WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PEOPLE OF DOMINICA AND THE SITUATION THEY HAVE FOUND THEMSELVES IN,MY REASONS ARE BECAUSE THEY WERE WARNED.FOR MONTHS DOMINICANS WERE INFORMED ABOUT THE ROAD THE COUNTRY WAS HEADING AND LIKE THE SAYING GOES THEY BREAK STICK IN THEIR EARS.PATRIOTS LIKE LENNOX LINTON,ANGELLO,MARTIN,MATT,NORMAN SHILLINGFORD,A GUY NAMED COIEPEL,A LADY BY NAME SISTER SHEILEY,CLAYTON SHILLINGFORD,PAUL JOSEPH,TREVOR JOHNSON, EDISON JAMES AND THE UWP,FREEDOM PARTY,THE CALYPONIANS,EVEN A POET WANTING DOMINICA TO GET UP AND TALK,BLESSINGS AND MANY MORE PATRIOTS, BUT DOMINICANS RATHER LISTEN TO AN ARAB LAWER AND A FRENCHMAN.GOD GAVE US DOMINICANS A CHOICE TO CHOSE BETWEEN JESUS AND BARABAS NOW WE HAVE CHOSEN BARABAS, HOW DO YOU EXPECT DOMINICA TO PROSPER.

    • Reader
      November 18, 2011

      It would be nice if we could give some people two thumbs down! Typical opposition nonsense.

      • Aterix
        November 18, 2011

        How about ten thumbs down and a big toe you would surely qualify for all @ Reader

    • lolololol
      November 18, 2011

      Who was Jesus? The UWP? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

      They are to be blamed 50/50 for this mess. Looking for the easy way in, not offering a convincing alternative. Leave one, take one.

  92. MoreLeaksWiki
    November 18, 2011

    I smell something is about to happen…

  93. Anonymous
    November 18, 2011

    when ever there is news like that there is always a link that we can click to read from the other country news are u all seeing any link i did not and am still looking cause i would love to read it straight from that link ……………open your eyes people stop jump down the PM throat he is not perfect none of us are. i wish he would do as u all ask and resign lets see who will lead Mr. hector i don’t think so that facebook addict

    • investigation made
      November 18, 2011

      the dam link is http://www.todays sxm.com and look on page 4. do yur dam homework and stop taking for skeritt

      • Dominican
        November 19, 2011

        WE WILL SUPPORT OUR PM ALL THE WAY. LABOUR POWER SO STRONG ON ALL U SO THE NEXT STORY. LIES. TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT
        SKERRO IS HERE THE LITTLE MAN HAS A LOT TO OFFER.

  94. Jamette
    November 18, 2011

    Here are the facts:

    1. Corallo similar to earlier receipients of diplomatic passports paid a huge sum of money for the priveledge.

    2. Skerrit named him FAO ambassador.

    3. When he presented his credentials to the Italian government (FAO based in Italy), the Italian government rejected him as a diplomat on the grounds that he was a bussinessman in Italy. (Similar thing happened to Laschin in Switzerland).

    4. Since Italy rejected his credentials he could no longer present himself as ambassador.

    5. He held on to the passport nontheless for just this occasion. The police checked and found out that his status was rejected.

    6. Corallo is now finding out that Skerrit promised him one thing and that the reality is something else.

    7. There will be pay back!

    • Wait A Minute
      November 18, 2011

      Is this what the report said? Didn’t you read the part where the FAO themselves said they do not know the gentleman?

      Continue the propaganda fool. If you believe this is going to get you and your cohots back into power, THINK AGAIN!!!!

      • Amazing Dominicans
        November 18, 2011

        Listen to the this idiot! The FAO confirming that the man is NOT an Ambassador PROVES THE POINT EVEN FURTHER!

        Are you listening to yourself? The fact that this man could flash a Dominican Diplomatic passport and claim to be what he is not is the POINT that we should be looking at. WHY DID THEY SELL ANOTHER PASSPORT TO YET ANOTHER QUESTIONABLE CHARACTER?

        Go take a sea bath and come back and talk some sense! zeh zeh

      • Aterix
        November 18, 2011

        Obviously! If his credentials were not presented to the FAO how can they know him?

  95. patriot
    November 18, 2011

    WOY WOY WOY SOMETHING HAPPENING….GOOD TRY YOU FOOL.

    I AM THE TRUE PATRIOT AND WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED.

    • Anonymous
      November 18, 2011

      DAMN JACK ARSE :twisted:

      • Dominican
        November 19, 2011

        1979, ANONYMOUS, you change your name all the time continue next time u will put LABOUR POWER.

    • Dominican
      November 19, 2011

      AMEN TO THIS.WE ARE IN THE HOUSE.

  96. Homeboy
    November 18, 2011

    There cannot be smoke without fire. How would an individual know to use DOMINICA’S name had he not had any previous affiliation with that country.
    I smell a fish!!

    • Wait A Minute
      November 18, 2011

      We now live in a global village Sir. anything is possible!!

      • investigation made
        November 18, 2011

        keep your lasee in yur eye still papa

      • Amazing Dominicans
        November 18, 2011

        why don’t you stop being a total idiot! hahahaha. You’re like a big joke now. Your brain must be trying to tell you WAIT A MINUTE!

    • Reader
      November 18, 2011

      Maybe is your codfish!! Lol

  97. Good Ways
    November 18, 2011

    And they went to the rock and say hide me and the rock refused. Good luck My Bro Skerrit may God be with you because to whom much is given much is owed.

  98. Wait A Minute
    November 18, 2011

    It seems that there is a concerted effort out there to dirty Dominica’s name all in an effort to make this administration look bad. This is being orchestrated by Dominicans within and without with the help pf foreign agents. Since, how on earth that this gentleman could claim to have a Dominican diplomatic passport to the FAO and claim that “he presented his credentials to the FAO as Permanent Representative” when the FAO themselves denied ever seeing such credentials from the gentleman as any ambassador or even knowing of this gentleman? Could this gentleman produce the said diplomatic passport for ALL of us to see?

    I will say it again folks, from the Wikileaks docs, to the Ibrahim story to this (and be sure that many other such reports will surface) are orchestrated by organizations and individuals both in and out of Dominica with CIA and other western organizations backing who are again playing their ‘DIRTY POLITICS’ in the region. They are hell bent on destrying progressive alliances with countries such as Venezuela and as such all progressive governments with forward-loooking foreign agendas such as that of Dominica, St. Vincent etc. are on their agenda. This was done in Jamaica in the 70s and 80s and even resulted in dozens of death, orschestrated by the CIA.

    They know that our gullible people and unscrupulous opposition politicians can easily be bought into this and so the stories don’t necessarily have to be true, BUT once they create a doubt in people’s minds, they feel that they would have accomplished their objectives. BE ON GUARD MY PEOPLE!!!

    • Karl
      November 18, 2011

      I could not have said it better. Thanks for the insight.

    • cruz
      November 18, 2011

      so now we should see the diplomatic passport of this said gentleman but our beloved Prime Minister’s own should not be presented in court as evidence ………………….WAY PAPA LOOK NONSENSE I READING WE BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • oooo
      November 18, 2011

      stuupzzzz

    • UNKNOWN
      November 18, 2011

      YA I AGREE BUT WITH POWER COMES CORRUPTION .. NO GOVERNMENT IS NOT CORRUPTED .. WORKERS FREEDOM .. ALL OF THEM .. SO DONT PUT YOUR HAND IN FIRE FOR NO POLITICIAN .. THEY HUMAN .. THEY CAN HAVE GREED IN THEM

      • Watcher
        November 18, 2011

        Typical dominican who voted these people in. You can’t say the evil they doing not true so you want to say everybody does it. Well guess what. Everyone who does it in prison. So let them follow suit and be where they need to be.

    • Madness
      November 18, 2011

      You are a fool…. That’s all I gat to say. Please read the news paper from italy.. The FAO never stated that the credentials wasn’t presented to them. The FAO denied knowing the man only when they were contacted by the italian law enforcement to verify the documents that was given to them by the mob that was holding a Dominican diplomatic passport that was issued in june of 2011. Let us wait and see how Tony is gonna spin this one. That’s Dominican get in return for voting for a man that does not show respect for the rule of law.

    • Nac Vibes
      November 18, 2011

      Wait a Minute,
      I hope you are getting paid good to SPIN this one.Just the response I was waiting for,but try as hard as you can, you will not paint us with the same brush as your corrupt demi god.

  99. Shameless
    November 18, 2011

    :twisted: Skerrit do damn right! Is not 18-3 allu give him nuh? Now take it like grown ups and quit crying. If is me that Skerrit I selling all crown land to whoever want it and keep a big sewo in windsor park stadium to celebrate. We know about the passports but no one is complaining about the amount of birth certificates that have “allegedly” been sold also. What a shame and disgrace to my blessed land.

  100. patriot
    November 18, 2011

    GET RID OF SKERRIT AND PUT IN WHO ?

    EVERY THING YOU FOOLS HEAR YOU WANT TO BELIEVE BY NOW YOU FOOLS SHOULD REALIZE IT’S NOT WORKING.

    THE PM IS MORE POPULAR NOW THAN HE EVER WAS.

    • Eyes Open
      November 18, 2011

      Charles Manson was popular
      Jim Jones was popular
      Ghadaffi WAS popular
      Whats popular have to do with anything?

      • Dominican
        November 19, 2011

        YOUR LYING TONGUE IS ALSO POPULAR.

    • True Patriot
      November 18, 2011

      Get A Brain My Friend And Begin To Use It. You Seem Angry And Disgruntled, At Who? If You Master Is So Popular And Things Are So Great, Then Go Have Some Tea And Crumpets With Him.

      Patriot : a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion.
      2. a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, especially of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.

      You are no Patriot. You are just another one of Skerrit’s sheep being led to the slaughter, singing and dancing all the way there.

    • Mujahardin
      November 18, 2011

      The stupidity of Laborites never ceases to amaze me. Even Skerrit himself recently admitted that his support has declined. patriot does not even have confidence in the other ministers in Skerrit’s Cabal. Patriot is actually saying that if and when Skerrit dies, there will be no one in Dominica to lead the country. How foolish, How stupid can Laborites get? I feel so sorry for those Laborites.

    • .
      November 18, 2011

      @PATRIOT.. Put in any prisoner who is at Stock Farm.That is to show you the number of people we have. It’s only a boboon like you we will not put in.! SOT!

    • D
      November 18, 2011

      Put in someone that is going to work for the people…. YOU DOMINICANS MUST FORGET WHAT IS SKERRIT’S JOB DISCRIPTION?

    • Dominican
      November 19, 2011

      AMEN TO THIS. LEAVE THE PM ALONE.

  101. Patriot
    November 18, 2011

    I see criminals coming out
    Everybody with our passport
    Next things those boys will kill
    Laborites still cannot see
    Blinded by their party
    In Skerrit all of them trust
    One day the bomb must burst

    Woy Woy Woy something happening…. and it is so disgusting….

    • patriot
      November 18, 2011

      WHAT’S DISGUSTING IS YOU.

      SIGNED
      THE PATRIOT

    • Dominican
      November 19, 2011

      CAN THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND?

  102. lolllipop
    November 18, 2011

    I can’t wait to hear the twisted excuses and spin on this one. Of all countries in the world this man called the name Dominica. Hmmmm.On a regular basis I have to explain where D/ca is situated so it baffle,s me that this crook can pull the D/ca diplomatic card out of his bag.

  103. Sen. Marl Parlay
    November 18, 2011

    keep in mind all these statements are false so don’t blame the Gov’t.

  104. for real.
    November 18, 2011

    more and more mess up stories that put dominica in a bad light keep popping up. are these stories really true, or are ppl just malicious and want to make skerrit look bad and give dominica a bad name? ten thousand black man cannot be wrong. i believe these stories are true and dominicans need to be careful with that leader there now. too much crooked deals!

  105. Dr. Lee
    November 18, 2011

    Unless we get rid of Skerrit and his crew Dominica will continue to be involved in Scandals.

  106. November 18, 2011

    It is happening right here again , another leader is being surrounded by crooks, and it is getting worst day by day because it have gotten out of hand,i feel sorry for the P M he is too dip in it,. Where are we going.WE will soon find out.

  107. HELAS!
    November 18, 2011

    MR PRESIDENT, CAN YOU PLEASE GET ALL THAT PASSPORT SALE TO STOP AND HAVE ALL NAMES OF HOLDERS ISSUED.
    IT HURTS WHEN EVERY WEEK OR SO SOMETHING ELSE POPS OUT.

    PRIDE IN COUNTRY DEMANDS SOMETHING BE DONE.
    ALL THOSE WHO SAY THEY ARE DOMINICA, ARE YOU HURTING OR ARE YOU JUST BLABBERING A RECITE!!

  108. Betty
    November 18, 2011

    Oh, the tangled web we weave!

  109. HELAS!
    November 18, 2011

    NOT NECESSARILY DIPLOMATIC BUT DOMINICAN

  110. Josiah
    November 18, 2011

    DNO get the story straight. Corollo DOES have a passport. His credentials were rejected by the Italian government on the grounds that he is a bussinessman and does not qualify to be a diplomat.

    • dion
      November 18, 2011

      This article was taken for the Today newspaper in st mareen.(www.todaysxm.com). If Dominica is implicated in a real way because not every thing on the internet may be true, the italian govt will contact it’s counterpart in Dominica.

      • D
        November 18, 2011

        tHE STORY IS ALSO ON OTHER SITES…. IT IS IN ITALIAN BUT CAN YOU READ ITALIAN?

  111. HELAS!
    November 18, 2011

    DID HE CARRY A DOMINICAN DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT DNO, OR NOT?
    THAT IS WHAT I AM INTERESTED IN.

    • dion
      November 18, 2011

      All of this passport scam may jusy be orchestrated by western Govt

  112. kevin
    November 18, 2011

    skerrit and dem just putting dominica in more and more disgrace and humiliaTION.

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