Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Program ranks last in world in Henley & Partners report

passportDominica’s Citizenship by Investment Program has taken the last spot in a report compiled by Henley & Partners, a residence and citizenship planning company.

Henley & Partners launched its Global Residence and Citizenship Programs 2016 report, which ranks the 19 most relevant residence-by-investment programs as well as the top eight citizenship-by-investment programs available throughout the world today.

Dominica’s program was at the bottom of the heap with St. Lucia second to last.

Malta was ranked as first for the second year in a row with a score of 73 out of 100. This was followed by Cyprus in second place with a score of 71 and Antigua and Barbuda in third place with a score of 62.

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99 Comments

  1. minka
    May 17, 2016

    its supposed to be a citizen by investment program. but there are no investors, yet still passports are being sold. so someone should be monitored closely for money laundering

  2. Face the Facts
    May 16, 2016

    I am not moved and turned on by this type of news. Dominica is Dominica and will always be Dominica, nature island, land of beauty and rivers.
    When the fox could not reach the grapes it said it is sour. Is this not typical? I would not get excited by this news.
    They should be asked to prove their point, in whatever manner Dominica ranks last.
    They are promoting their enterprise and to make more money for themselves.
    The PM should disregard them.
    Someone or some people are envious and want to tarnish Dominica’s reputation. One way or the other it does not affect Dominica.

  3. Kingdom Connections
    May 15, 2016

    Dominicans were against the Citizenship by Investment program and now they’re so much concerned about it. I smell a UWP RAT defaming the name of Dominica internationally because some spoil Mongul is not in power to reap the benefits.

    Dominica in the last place of this program says that we are transparent in our business because every terrorist and ill doer looking to hide in corrupt countries. That’s a GOOD thing to be last in this atleast we don’t let any and anybody in our country.

  4. HORSE FEATHERS :!:

    This is not the only such list in the world.

    In fact there are many different things a nation can be judged for or evaluated on. And how they rate is always changing.

    It depends what you look at.

    It depends who you listen to.

    There are companies that charge a fee for an individual or organization to be listed on their who-is-who list. These lists change every few years.

    Anyway, where you are on HENLEY & PARTNERS list will not make Dominica any better or worse.

    I have friends who have visited Dominica and spent considerable money on the island. They said “It is
    paradise.” (Their exact words.) And know something? They never heard of HENLEY & PARTNERS!

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist. :-P

  5. Ras Ju
    May 14, 2016

    Why are people not happy that this seems to be a failing project which will put no more money in Skerritt’s pocket?
    I am truly a bit puzzled by all the concern.
    I am not talking about this particular list but there are also some lists where you would not want your country to be at the top.

  6. bougla
    May 14, 2016

    Tell Henley and Partners to get lost with their report. Macaqui!

    • My mother taught me if you don’t have something good to say about somebody say nothing. Of course with these people in order to put somebody up they must put others down. Its how they make their living.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist. :-P

  7. May 14, 2016

    sometimes you guys contradicts yourself….the same ones that cry about the citizenship program are the same ones lamenting about its ranking…just to educate a few because I believe most of you have a little bit of sense….being last is not necessarily a bad thing…maybe if Dominica was giving out their passports to any Tom Dick and Harry, the program would be ranked first…some people just don’t know what is good or what is bad for them.

  8. UDOHREADYET
    May 13, 2016

    BEING LAST ON THIS REPORT… IS ACTUALLY A GOOD THING.
    IT MEANS WE ARE GIVING LESS AWAY TO THOSE WHO PURCHASE ECONOMIC CITIZENSHIP, ALSO WHICH MEANS THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE IS BENEFITING WITHOUT GIVING AWAY MUCH!

  9. KID ON THE BLOCK
    May 13, 2016

    Let’s talk about GON Emanuel and the PANAM PAPERS. Why was DNO so quick to take it down its site?

  10. Chief Jaco
    May 13, 2016

    DNO you not bound to post this comment because you think it does not support your one-dimensional ideal, but before you do so answer me one question: “How do you think a powerful organization like Henley & Partners would react to you if you deny them exclusive rights to sell your passport at every event?”
    Henley & Partners has exclusive rights to sell St Kitts & Nevis passports to who so ever they want to at all their events. DNO script writer based on your arguments, “Do you really want a group of very wealthy WHITE MEN to have exclusive rights to sell your passports?”
    I don’t discriminate white, but based on your arguments in the case of Brynes you all were very abusive against white men.

  11. May 13, 2016

    DNO if you distort the data the Laborats will understand much better since they are use to hearing lies,spin and distortion.

  12. May 13, 2016

    Dominica is ranked last in the world, yet it is 41st on a list of 104 countries. Please DNO explain this twisted logic.

  13. Clay bishop
    May 13, 2016

    Can’t trust this company they have there own agenda that’s why they put Dominica last. I thank our PM Skerrit for working hard and contribution to my Dominica like our PM. God bless PM

  14. Leroy
    May 13, 2016

    Dominica program checks everyone before giving citizenship and this gives benefits to our county don’t listen to Henley and partners they corrupt so that’s why they put beautiful Dominica at bottom

  15. Mr church
    May 13, 2016

    Typical! Henley don’t like Dominica program because there not promoters so they bad mouth my Dominica. When Henderson said our program best in the world

  16. Winston
    May 13, 2016

    Dominica programme is the strongest with best due diligence process out of all countries who have residence or citizenship programs. This company Henley is only going to say good things about county it promotes obviously not Dominica it is a biased report with not truth init

  17. King L
    May 13, 2016

    This company Henley is the same company that get money from Malta government. It stinks of corruption

  18. Leroy King
    May 13, 2016

    Dominica program checks everyone before giving citizenship and this gives benefit to our county don’t listen to Henley and partners they corrupt so that’s why they put beautiful Dominica at bottom

  19. Anthony Ismael
    May 13, 2016

    Can one group of people be so brain washed that the truth continues to elude them? When an elected government is listed as a shareholder of a shell company, it speaks to the lack of integrity of that government and its officers. This also signals to investors that they should not invest their fortunes in Dominica because of lack of transparency. We’re ranked “Last” in Foreign Direct Investment relative to our Caribbean neighbors. Open sores like the Panama Papers will continue to cement our race to the bottom of nothing.
    We take everything for a joke because of a few sheets of plywood, galvanize and handouts from the Red Clinic. Our reputation is at stake here and all concerned Dominicans should take the Panama Papers very seriously. Our good name and standing in the World is the key to our present and future success as a nation.

  20. joe hy
    May 13, 2016

    Henley and partners are campaigning for themselves.what they want is to be given Dominica,s cip. program to manage.i hope the government never put it,s program under Henley and partners management. Let Dominicans do the management.it is the same people who are complaining when the government give a contract to a foreign company,now they are calling for the c.i.p program to be given to a foreign company.

  21. event
    May 13, 2016

    If Henley & Partners “ranks the 19 most relevant residence-by-investment programs as well as the top eight citizenship-by-investment programs available throughout the world in 2016 and Dominica end up on both these lists (all be it at the bottom of those lists), why does DNO headline reads “Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment program ranks last in the world in Henley Partners Report??? The headline is not necessarily incorrect but it is miss leading to some. The countries that are on the report, which Dominica is part of, are those regarded as having passed Henley & Partners’ country due diligence.

  22. St.Joe
    May 13, 2016

    Dominicans, I have told you and now we are seeing it form international news outlets that it is a gang of con-artists who are running the business of Dominica. It was not too long Vince Henderson said we are doing better than most countries in the passport selling business. So now we are seeing that this man is paranoid and full of tricks and lies.
    I have made 2 mistakes by voting for DLP but never me again, I rather Dominica than party.

  23. Massacre
    May 13, 2016

    The Ductor will fix it. Just like he has fixed the scrambling infrastructure of Dominica since the TS Erika, the messed-up judicial system, health care and dwindling education system we have here. If they have not done it in 15 years , what are we waiting for?
    Dominicans are not seeing that this Doctor cannot operate on anything to a successful outcome!
    My people , we will sink if we do not remove this bunch of incompetent jokers from office very soon.
    The warning signs are being posted from all over the world and it is about time we stop and take notice.

  24. Engineer
    May 13, 2016

    See for yourselves : http://www.henleyglobal.com. Go ahead DNO, DONT HOLD IT BACK

    • Rl
      May 14, 2016

      Yes pls go head and read this , u can see H&P have marketing licence for Antigua and Malta :-D

    • D****L
      May 15, 2016

      very interesting, thanks!

  25. An astitute listener
    May 13, 2016

    This is the same company which allegedly gave Edison money so that they could take over passports sales when the UWP win elections in 2009 and Edison stepped down because he didn’t win and Gave the party To Linton. UWP people don’t listen to the truth they have Carlisle and Matt fooling them with filth

    • AAGabriel
      May 13, 2016

      Any proof??? Just talk as usual!

    • Oh La La
      May 13, 2016

      I hope wish you luck in getting the “truths” from Simeon, Tony, Ghost, Dr A, Brain and Mammy.

    • Not a herd follower
      May 13, 2016

      Yes, blame it on Edison James and the UWP who have been out of office for 16 years. Soon, all those like you with your eyes and ears blocked to the truth will run of reasons or excuses for the poor performance of your dear leader and his surrogate party.

    • Citizen Kane
      May 13, 2016

      :) Astitute indeed

  26. Ideal
    May 13, 2016

    Dominica seems to be always last in everything. Mr. P M what are you doing to fix this?.

  27. May 13, 2016

    Those who have done it have sent the message to others after they paid a hefty sum of money ,the cannot see any tangible improvement in the country.except the political state building which was not necessary that was built ..nurses and police officers are employed each year , how many of them take their pension each year? crime is on the rise,very poor health facilities all over the place infested by bugs and rodents,who would like to invest in a country where the most important issues are binned while politicians are picking on each other ?

  28. Engineer
    May 13, 2016

    You can continue to gobble up everything DNO publish or you can do your own research to educate yourselves. Sadly DNO did not give a link to such. (See if that help). http://www.henleyglobal.com

    • Me
      May 13, 2016

      We know who Henley & partners are, stick to the report. Are they any different, and in which way, better or worse than our lot CS Global partners?

  29. Doc. Love
    May 13, 2016

    Thank you for the reminder, Mr. Luis , the farmer from Salisbury. He sings that song on every farmer show on Tuesday mornings, ” fee lam bow go their, fee lam ba tam go their, but caca rat stay their.” I understood he has been referring to Dominica. If he has been referring to Dominica, the senior citizen is right. :lol:

  30. CONCERN
    May 13, 2016

    something.. Keep blaming the PM, when and if he gets voted out, then we will see what the new political party will accomplish. As of right now give my MP as break. Rome was not build in a day not even in 8 years. Please, let us all work together to make DOMINICA a better islands. Put GOD first in everything and see what happens.
    To our PM may the GOD of Abraham bless and keep you safe.

    • Dominican
      May 13, 2016

      The P.M. has had enough breaks. Right now he is broken, time for a replacement. I do not feel sorry for him. He volunteered for that job and gladly so. he keeps moaning that he can not do it all by himself but God forbid anyone else takes the initiative. He or she will be chastised because Roosevelt can not bring himself to allow anybody else any credit or even share it. Well he must accept the credit for the good as well as the bad things that happen under on his watch.

    • Not a herd follower
      May 13, 2016

      Dominica’s programme has been running since 1994. St.Lucia introduced its programme this year and yet its programme is rated above ours. You find nothing wrong. Instead, you say give the PM a break. Dominica has been giving him a break since 2001 (starting with his unauthorised trip to the Embassy in China at a time when the country had diplomatic relations with Taiwan and he was a junior minister). Antigua introduced its programm 2 years ago and it is rated third.

    • Ideal
      May 13, 2016

      Rome was not built in a day, but the DLP in power for 15 years and we see Dominica going down the drain. We seemed to be last in everything, so what are they doing for the people of Dominica..I know they are all getting richer and richer and poverty griping our people.

  31. Titiwi
    May 13, 2016

    Lets look at the facts and leave emotion and pride aside for a minute. The Henley & Partners 2016 Visa Restrictions index ranks countries according to how many other countries their passport holders can visit visa-free. These facts are verifiable and not the figment of anybody’s imagination. It turns out that, even within our little OECS, with identical Caricom passports, not all countries are equal. Top of the list comes Antigua & Barbuda , ranked 30 ( with134 countries|), second is St. Kitts & Nevis (132 countries), St. Lucia and St. Vincent & Grenadines, joint third (125 countries each), followed by Grenada, ranked 39 (121 countries) and Dominica closes the ranks on last in 41st. place (119 countries). Clearly, we are judged as an individual country on our own merits and I suggest that our Foreign Minister give a public explanation for these discrepancies.

    • Not a herd follower
      May 13, 2016

      You are citing only one indicator. The assessment was based onTEN indicators. These are : Reputation, Quality of Life, Visa Free Access, Processing Time, Compliance, Investment Requirements, Residence Requirements, Relocation Flexibility, Physical Visit Required and Transparency

    • May 13, 2016

      TitiwI I have not seen the criteria upon which the conclusion is presented however what you are saying seem unreasonable to me. How do you judge a CBI program based on the ability of ALL passport holders visa free travel. Does it mean without the CBI we would still be judged under the CBI performance category.
      The fundamental question to me is whether or not the CBI is meeting g it’s objectives. So far zero investment yet thousands of passports sold.

      • Gary
        May 14, 2016

        Here you go again misrepresenting facts while calming to ask the fundamental question as whether or not the CBI is meeting it’s objectives. Why are you so reckless in saying that the CBI so far has brought in zero investments to the Country, wow, ignoring the facts, will not disappear on account of your partisan political beliefs. It is very deceitful of you to tell someone that their conclusion seem unreasonable while at the same time you say that the CBI so far has brought in zero investments to the Country in face of mounting evidence to show how ludicrous you are making such statements.

        Well of cause an investor looking into The CBI would like to know how many countries he can travel visa free, it is an advantage for him, that’s why it is used as criteria to judge the CBI. Your second question regarding CBI performance category is mumbo jumbo, what are you trying to say, so long for your understanding, wow.

      • May 16, 2016

        Titiwii I am sure that you understand that I did not say that “your conclusion unreasonable ” But then again Gary who happens to be one of the organs of deception and trickery is true to form.
        Guess what Garry you said all of this and yet to prove me wrong. This is the problem with the Laborites. They can’t stand up to real conversation because they are bent strive on deception.
        When you are able to support your statementd Garry you can join the conversation but in the mean time stick to Mammies and Simeone Albert type discourse. You will do better in that circumstance

    • Titiwi
      May 14, 2016

      Yes, even without the CBI program our passport would be less attractive than those from the other OECS countries and therefore less valuable. It is this criterion, amongst others, that negatively impacts the Henley & Partners evaluation. Passports of countries that provide most visa-free access to other countries are most highly prized and therefore most valuable, such as EU countries like Germany and the Netherlands and the U.S.A. and Canada in N. America for example.

      • May 16, 2016

        TitiwI let’s ignore this passport sellingb money laundering Gary gor a moment since he can’t even backup his statement.
        TitiwI do you think thst the average pas f port buyer makes his or her decide based on the number of visa free entries available? Isn’t it about investments possibilities.
        If the visa free entry criteria is what that is important to the Henley group then any toddler could tell us that we are last.

  32. May 13, 2016

    The only industry making money that is in offshore banks is rated last Kakarat. Tourism kakawavet, Agriculture Kaka Chien, manufacturing pa ca mem kaka ( constipated ), offshore business kaka izeee dor.

  33. Envar
    May 13, 2016

    I have realised that Dominicans on a whole do not read and when they do they do not understand. Has anyone understood why Dominica is in the last spot?. is Dominica being last on that list puts Dominica in bad light.

    Please my people read with understanding

    • Gary
      May 15, 2016

      If anyone do not read and understand it’s, you.Why are you using ignorance and self deceit with such a comment.This has nothing to do with putting Dominica in bad light as you believe. The Government just has to work harder to compete in a lucrative market to generate more revenue.

  34. CONCERN
    May 13, 2016

    STOP blaming the PM, you all should ask yourself “what can I do for my country? not what my country can do for me?
    STOP blaming the PM, why are you people so worried about being on the bottom. What are you doing to make Dominica number ONE? When residents and businesses owners won’t even sweep the street in front of their homes or business establishments. Before DOMINICA make it to number 1 we all have to work together to make that happen. Stop blaming the PM. Young people don’t want to learn a trade—blame the PM, people using and selling drugs—blame the PM, nasty adult men abusing children—-blame the PM, earthquake —–blame the PM, PANAMA papers——blame the PM, TS ERIKA—-blame the PM, photo of the day is not something you like —blame the PM, no International airport—–blame the PM, Liat increase flights to DOMINICA—–blame the PM. REALLY!!!!!
    PEOPLE of DOMINICA need to get up and start encouraging all the lazy boys and girls, men and women to do…

    • its time
      May 13, 2016

      i would think you need to wake up from that deep sleep your dom-in-can have you done any thing to help this place or your just one of the people just milking the cow that run out of milk who ever you a i have done my best out side of Dominica and move back home to help and all you and your pm and the rest boys did was milk people like me i need to ask you one thing would you keep putting gas in are car that cant take you to work think of that.

    • Me
      May 13, 2016

      Very simple, the P.M. is supposed to inspire, motivate and lead by example. If he can not do that after all these years he is in the wrong job ans should step down.

    • Concern citizen
      May 13, 2016

      Dear mis CONCERN,
      Thanks for your concern, a question to U, do U think U really love your PM? then if so ask him to do the CHILDREN of Ma DOMINIQUE a little favour and stop impoverishing the COUNTRY, to u concern citizen u don’t fill that the country has down graded enough,
      Stop being a DONKEY HOLE.

    • Concern citizen
      May 13, 2016

      Yes CONCERN,
      I agree with U DONKEY, it’s not what our COUNTRY can do for us but what we can do for our country big time,
      But for SKERRIT and his CABAL it is no what they can do for the COUNTRY but it’s what the COUNTRY can do for he and his CABAL
      No wonder the PANAMA PAPERS are talking now

  35. Roseau River
    May 13, 2016

    Good…It would be great if it were announced our program (Citizenship by Investment) had ended.

    • Gary
      May 15, 2016

      Why are you so ignorant with such a comment,your comment is not based on rational thinking.

  36. Anthony Ismael
    May 13, 2016

    This ranking is a misnomer. Although Dominica ranks last in the Citizen by Investment Program, …………………………………. In concluding, the Passport Selling Business has not profited the country itself, but its cronies are living “High on Hog.”
    We’ve yet to see a detailed account of income and expenditures by these cronies. Don’t worry, when the Feds start sinking their teeth into this report, heads will roll. Remember “Julian” did his time for money laundering after years of living the good life. All good things must come to an end.

  37. Dominican
    May 13, 2016

    Is this the HENLEY & PARTNERS of Lennox and the UWP?

    • Some think HENLEY & PARTNERS took a payoff to give Dominica a bad name and make and it look bad for the present government. Others would like to see the documentation behind the report. Even facts are subject to interpretation.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

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  38. keepingitreal
    May 13, 2016

    the last shall be the first..after the next election :lol: :lol:

  39. jonathan st jean
    May 13, 2016

    I can’t wait to see how Skerritt will refute this report,irrespective who it comes from. I bet you the first words out of his mouth will be to spew hate and venom about Lennox Linton. You can fool some of the people some time but you can’t full all the people all the time.I’m waiting to see how much teeth this new Commonwealth agency against corruption has and is willing to exercise. The truth knows no fear,neither do I

  40. Tjebe Fort
    May 13, 2016

    Dominica bottom of the class Doctor Skerrit. What have you got to say about that Doctor?

  41. Malgraysa
    May 13, 2016

    I wonder what CS Global Partners of London’s ranking would be? They are the exclusive marketing agents for our government’s CBI program and the its Group Managing Director, Micha Rose Emmett used to be an associate at Henley & Partners. I really would like to hear her view on this.

  42. nonamegal
    May 13, 2016

    The every day man doesn’t care about those news items and since they are the voting majority, they will keep electing DLP. I really think opposition party OR some like-minded citizens need to find a way to reach the regular man on the street to let them know that something needs to be done about the current state of the island and to rally the masses. I can’t take it any more. Maybe it should start with me taking action. Seriously now.

  43. Intellegence
    May 13, 2016

    DNO AND YOUR EDITORS

    A recent pole was conducted which ranked Dominica passport in the thirties amount 119 countries
    the article was carried by Marpin news

    these sort of GOOD ratings are seldom and almost never publishers by your edditors and publishers.

    You mane hast to publish every bad rating of this contry

    • Intellegence
      May 13, 2016

      *make haste

    • Anonymous
      May 15, 2016

      Marpin belongs to government through Dominica social security but still make a loss. Marpin management stuffed with government supporters. How can marpin report anything critical of government.? Skerrit would sack them.That is how I see it anyway.

  44. Horse Manure
    May 13, 2016

    And people getting up every day in Dominica acting normal like is normal things that going on.

  45. ECP
    May 13, 2016

    This report is complied by Henley & Partners and it only promotes the countries whose governments pay Henley & Partners to promote their Economic Citizenship Programmes. The countries, Dominica included, who are deemed by H&P as ‘bottom of the heap’ as so delicately reported, are those governments who choose not to pay Henley & Partners. They choose to not pay because their programmes are already known in the market place and are extremely popular. Therefore, this report should be viewed with the proverbial ‘pinch of salt’ and no worth should be placed on it. Rest assured, Dominica is definitely not bottom of the list in reality.

    • %
      May 13, 2016

      I give absolutely no worth to your foolishness..If you are one of the GREEDIES benefitting from the fleecing of this poor and corrupt country,stop hiding in the bushes,make yourself known….This country is corrupt to the core,complement accessories of evil like you!!

    • looking
      May 13, 2016

      St Lucia can be excused they are new in the business but why would Dominica not pay as you are implying? Is it because Dominica is hiding something? That they do not want their program inspected, audited? This leaves us with even more questions than answers.

    • AAGabriel
      May 13, 2016

      Good to know. If that’s the case it raises that question again, where is all the money going, who are the agents that receive the commission and how much did they receive?

    • Me
      May 13, 2016

      What is the reality ECP?

    • May 13, 2016

      West Indies Cricket in good shape to padna

  46. Shaka Zulu
    May 13, 2016

    I feel so bad for my country. My heart aches and the citizens seems to not care. Hope is already lost. In a hopless society thugs, criminals, thieves, and deception reign supreme and fools convince themselves they are wise. The reason a drowning man will grab on to a twig is because there is nothing to loose when he is already facing certain death, but there is this one hope/chance that this twig is part of a larger floating branch. He will never know if he chooses to sink with the boat.

    • Dominican Passports 4 sale
      May 13, 2016

      It’s over for Dominicans and Dominica, not seeing they leaving the country by the truckloads? :lol: :lol:

  47. Not Me Alone
    May 13, 2016

    We are last in everything except having in the panama papers, where the “GOVERNMENT OF DOMINICA” is the only government in the world listed as a shareholder. They are in a race by themselves with no completion, just like Donald Trump is in presidential race all by himself.

  48. Real possie
    May 13, 2016

    Hold on is this the same H$M who had the SK CBI program, who Canada was going to impose Visa on? Is that the same company who America started blocking SK citizens? Can’t be the same people.

    • real possie
      May 13, 2016

      H$P not H$M.

    • Jean Simpson
      May 13, 2016

      That is the same company that a former Kittian Prime Minister said he was introduced to by a former Dominican Prime Minister and his protégé, now aspiring Prime Minister for Dominica. If Henley & Partners was good for St. Kitts. Why wasn’t the same company good for Dominica?

      • Me
        May 13, 2016

        You have to ask mr. Skerrit. He went with their rivals, CS Gobal Partners instead. He is the wisest P.M. in the Caribbean, right?

  49. Red ants Bite
    May 13, 2016

    Not even Skerrit’s bread basket gets trustworthiness. If what he is depending on as his number one bread earner is poorly ranked, what does that say to our future? He killed agriculture, killed tourism, killed local government, killed sports, killed everything, yet what he gave birth to is of very poor quality and can ONLY attract crooks and criminals

  50. kingman
    May 13, 2016

    What should you expect, Henley & Partners are not the ones running our program do you think they will say its the best.

    • Me
      May 13, 2016

      Regardless kingman, it is bad publicity. If there is no truth in it I expect our government or their agents to counterblast this with their own facts and figures. Will they?

      • kingman
        May 13, 2016

        last in what? what are the measurable? truth to what? what facts and figures that was presented to you.

      • Me
        May 13, 2016

        Did you actually red the Henley& partners report Kingman? I recommend you do.

    • Not a herd follower
      May 13, 2016

      Kingman, H& P is marketing the St. Kitts and Nevis programme yet they rate them number 6 out of the 8 countries. So, the argument you are making does not stand. Wheel and come again

      • Rl
        May 14, 2016

        H&P only marketing Malta and Antigua. Not st.kitts any more

  51. Wheel again
    May 13, 2016

    Is anyone surprised?

    No transparency, no accountability and we are really not that sure about the due dilligence process either.

    • Barbara Saunders
      May 13, 2016

      Why does the name Henley and Partners sound familiar? Wasn’t that the organisation which was interested in working with our opposition (as the prospective government) with the Economic citizenship programme during the election campaign?

      Sorry DNO choir for always singing a different tune from yours but I hope I am wrong in my recollection of the name because if I am right then the question which arises is “would their report ever be complimentary or objective”? I am not saying the report is not, but I am just allowing for another perspective and looking beyond the surface.

      It would have been good to know how many countries overall have that programme because the article above says it was the top 19 most relevant residence by investment programs and the top 8 CBIP’s in the world being ranked. Do I understand that Dominica’s was being ranked among the world’s top 8 and top 19? Was Dominica at the bottom of the top 8 or top 19? Or was it say at 56 out of 56 of those…

      • Ashamed Dominican
        May 13, 2016

        Ure not from Dominica stay out of our dam business ,!!!

      • Me
        May 13, 2016

        Barbara, for a sensible woman you act irrational. We should always concentrate on the message and not the messenger. Go and check the facts for yourself. Happy weekend.

      • Not a herd follower
        May 13, 2016

        The report is very clear. Go to the H& P website to read the press release again. You can also buy the book on amazon.com. Why are you trying to spin?

      • Barbara Saunders
        May 13, 2016

        Me
        Thanks for thinking that I am sensible. Yes I will take your advice and go read for myself but I was just trying to encourage some others on this site to sometimes raise questions.

        No, it is not always wise to just focus on the message and ignore the messenger. If Donald Trump is reporting on an incident involving Hilary Clinton I expect his report to differ whether subtly or overtly from one written by a CNN reporter on the same incident. Makes sense?

        Have a good weekend too!

  52. Vanya
    May 13, 2016

    No surprise, once this ….. stays in power it will be confusion..

    under his leadership, Dominica is Rated the Poorest in the Eastern Caribbean

    But it’s a island filled with fools, so they rejoice whenever he spews his senseless chatter.

  53. oh Yes
    May 13, 2016

    Surprised? Absolutely not! Too many questions and insufficient answers. Oh boy!!

  54. May 13, 2016

    Why? Why? Why? Must we ALWAYS be last in all that we do??? Did I not hear several people, including Vince Henderson, say that Dominica’s CBI Program is one of the best and most respected in the world? Now this report comes out and places our CBI Program at the very bottom of the list? Are we going to hear that this is an Opposition report and it’s part of their “bringing down the Country” agenda?? Only in Dominica…where our leaders point fingers and cast blame instead of take serious and meaningful actions to improve on our shortcomings! In any event, I doubt this means much to those who already have their millions safely stashed away in that “special account” that Vince Henderson spoke about not too long ago. Did I hear someone say “PANAMA”??? Oh oh, let me make myself scarce huh, before my house gets firebombed in the wee hours of the morning!

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