United States-based economist Thompson Fontaine, who is presently facing a lawsuit from the legal team of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, said there will be many implications for Dominicans as a result of the abuse of the Economic Citizenship Program.
He said Dominicans are now going to come under close scrutiny and will be hassled when travelling.
“We know for a fact that several of the passports were received under false names. This is not speculation. What this puts Dominica in is a very bad light. It means that the freedom of which Dominicans were allowed to move throughout several countries will be in jeopardy. The British government is looking at this very closely and it could affect visa free entry into that country. We just don’t know who have our passports and it’s scary,” he said.
He said the program is out of control and because of that every honest Dominicans will be in trouble.
Meantime the prime minister’s legal team has demanded that Fontaine pay $250,000 in compensation and has given him 14 days to retract the allegations and apologize for allegedly claiming PM Skerrit was involved in the sale of a Dominican passport to Darwood Ibrahim, a notorious Indian national.
Thompson said he received notification from the Prime Minister’s legal team but considered it a ‘waste of time’ since he will not apologize nor retract what he has said about the sale of Dominica’s passport.