Thompson says abuse of Economic Citizenship Program will have many implications

Fontaine

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.

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122 Comments

  1. prisca
    December 6, 2013

    Funny how some Dominicans suffer from temporary amnesia. Mr Fontaine seem to forget that the sale of the Dominican citizenship started under UWP. Our passports were sold to Russian gangsters and Chinese for $50,000 US dollars a head. UWP and their corrupt regime of modern day pirates had made greed and lies commonplace. Now they want to get back in for some unfinished business for themselves not for the Dominican people who need it the most.

  2. Are you Dominica?
    November 25, 2011

    Is so Dominica come? Someone enters your home, steals your TV set. You happen to be inside the house. You shout out after the thief. The thief takes off. Who is wrong? The owner of the house for shouting after the thief to stop him from stealing his TV set, or the thief who entered illegally with the sole purpose of stealing your TV set?

    That is the same situation with those passport scandals where a Few are making millions selling the property of Dominicans who know nothing about those secret sales or the amounts made from those sales, or who those passports are sold to. It is only when the stories are told by patriotic Dominicans like Fontaine, about those bogus deals, that Dominicans get to know.

    Is Fontaine the problem or those involved in those bogus, secret sales with no transparency or accountability? how much $$$$$ has Fontaine made from selling passports? Who are those reaping off the country from those sales? How many crimnals have our sacred property?

    So Fontaine is wrong to alert his brothers and sisters, to inform his country men and women, when neither your Parl. Reps, nor Govt., or the sales agents for our passports are telling us absolutely NOTHING? They cannot tell us the total # of our passports sold so far, How much money our Treasury has obtained so far, how many criminals or those with controversial dealings possess our passports. And you all supporting those things? nothing wrong? Fontaine is Dominican for exposing illegalities, are you?

  3. Graduado
    November 25, 2011

    SIMPLE QUESTION,,,IF DR T CLAIMS TO BE SO PATRIOT WHAT INVESTMENT DOES HE HAVE IN DOMINICA CREATING EMPLOYMENT >???HE IS AN ECONOMIST ,,,,,,PAWOL EN BOUCE SAY PA MET,,,,

  4. DEE
    November 24, 2011

    HONEST PEOPLE DONT DO AND SAY THINGS TO DES-
    TROY ONE’S REPUTATION. EVERY BODY IS NICE
    WHENEVER THEY NEED SOMETHING AND WHEN THEY
    GET IT IS LIKE WOOF IN SHEEP CLOTHING.
    FONTAINE IS NOT FIGHTING FOR DA OR DOMINICANS
    HE IS DOING THIS TO PUSH HIMSELF IN. MR. IS
    IN DC WHEN HE COMES TO DA HE WILL WANT TO
    MENTAIN THE SAME LIFESTYLE SO DONT LET HIM
    FOOL YOU ALL. HE WILL NEVER BE LIKE MAYOR
    BLOMBERG IN NY WORKING WIHTOUT A SALARY.

    • Anonymous
      November 24, 2011

      He is not the one selling the passports.. He hates the way that it is done…That’s why he loves Dominica more than you…HE MUST TEACH YOU HOW TO LOVE YOUR COUNTRY.

  5. November 24, 2011

    mr. thomson pease send a copy of the passport to dno or else shut up.

  6. tiny
    November 24, 2011

    bang bang

    They said that he had about 16 passports in his possession…..they never stated that they were under multiple names/identity………if he had multiple identities don’t you think that would have been mentioned?

    • ....Malatete
      November 24, 2011

      Not Tiny again! My friend, obviously these passports would be from different countries and in different names. That’s the whole point of having multipe passports. You too innocent my boy!

  7. ,,,,,,,,,,
    November 24, 2011

    Was Matt paid money to keep quiet in any matter involving exposure of corrupt deals…I AM JUST ASKING! IF YES, WHO PAID HIM THE MONEY? DOES ANYONE KNOW THE AMOUNT?

  8. bang bang
    November 24, 2011

    If a man already has 3 passports before getting a Dca passport and change his name in a country where he has a passport, it is easy for him to show that passport with the new name to get another passport. :mrgreen:

    Changing your name is a crime only if you did so because you are a wanted voleh, mohdara, avyol. We found out ‘Monga’s’ real name when he died right? :mrgreen:

    FBI, DEA,
    mé zanmi mé zanmi, mé zanmi ho, ho,ho
    Domineeeek
    Ou zop polo zopo potolé, ou zop polo zopo potolé

    Tout nèèèèèg ha, ha, ha, ha
    Bang, bang, looky bang bang

    Péyi mwen tounen kon yon film cowboy
    Tout moun sé bang bang looky look
    Peyi mwen pa yon jway sispan jway avek

    Mé zanmi Ah.Ah.Ah.Ah.Ah
    Dominik mwen woy, woy
    Ah.Ah.Ah.Ah.Ah

    Sa feh de zan’m pa well
    Peyi mwen changer kouleh
    Sa feh de zan’m kitay
    Figi li maker mizeh
    Nou pito fehmeh de gen
    Feh samblan sa va changer…

    Mé zanmi Ah.Ah.Ah.Ah.Ah
    Dominik mwen woy, woy
    Ah.Ah.Ah.Ah.Ah

    Di mwen ki saw pwal feh
    Pou changer mantalitay moun you
    Peyi mwen an dange
    Pa gen pehson kay desiday levon’w pye

    Ou zop polo zopo potolé, ou zop polo zopo potolé…. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  9. Anonymous
    November 24, 2011

    Dr. Fontaine
    Do you have a green card or american passport? Does your children and wife have the same? Then why are you making it difficult for those of us in Dominica wishing to travel overseas in search for a better life. You claimed that Dominicans will have difficulty in travelling, is this the way you care for your brothers and sisters back home. In you search for bringing down the PM think of the many people you are destroying in the process.

    • One Love
      November 24, 2011

      8-O as far as DOMINICANS are AWARE ; HON. T FONTAINE sold no passports and pocketed the money; neither is he in bed with international criminals, crooks bandits;

      The prime disaster all by himself is successfully making it difficult for those of us in Dominica wishing to travel overseas in search for a better life.

      Is this the way our PD cares for us who voted him?

      THANK GOD FOR FONTAINE’S DISCLOSURES AND EXPOSING THIS REAL AND VERY PRESENT DANGER TO OUR FUTURE AND THAT OF OUR CHILDREN

      Thank you Hon Fontaine

      • eee
        November 24, 2011

        Ask him whether he has FRENCH PASSPORT OR DUAL CITIZENSHIP…Ask hin if he asid” No Law no Constitution can stop him”

    • van
      November 24, 2011

      The issue is not about whether Dr Fontaine has a Green Card or not. And he is not making it difficult for Dominicans to travel abroad.

      You should direct your questions to the PM and his administration. Dr Fontaine is merely asking questions about the misuse of said passports. And he is also correct about the consequences such abuse will have in the long run.

    • ....Malatete
      November 24, 2011

      Papa Bon Dieu! The cart before the horse again. Is not Dr. Thomson promoting the sale of Dominica citizenship to all and sundry. If you have to blame anyone blame those who make their money with this activity.

    • November 25, 2011

      Anonymous Where do you stand?

  10. Truth B Told
    November 24, 2011

    More utter rubbish from the unemployed, US-based economist Thompson Fontaine – with too much time on his hands and nothing constructive to do.

    He must realise all his negative comments are hurting his homeland, but he doesn’t care because his endgame is to destroy Dominica at all cost.

    “He said Dominicans are now going to come under close scrutiny and will be hassled when travelling.” This comment is simply WRONG – I travel to Europe and the US often and have never experienced any difficulty.

    He further stated – “The British government is looking at this very closely and it could affect visa free entry into that country.” – WRONG again, the UK only recently completed a visa waiver review which Dominica passed with flying colours!

    Thompson seems to have an aversion to the truth and it appears he believes he can say what he wants without suffering any repercussions. I would recommend he check his facts, before rather than continuing with this UTTER RUBBISH!

  11. patriot
    November 24, 2011

    YOU WILL HAVE TO PROVE THE PM SOLD DOMINICAN PASSPORTS(THAT’S THE ISSUE)IF YOU CAN’T COME UP WITH THE EVIDENCE YOUR A$$ IS GRASS AND MAKE NO MISTAKE THE LAWN MOWER’S BLADE IS SHARP AND READY TO CUT.

  12. patriot
    November 24, 2011

    THOMPSON BOY TARNISHING OF THE PM REPUTATION NATIONALLY, REGIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY IS ABUSE AND THERE WILL BE IMPLICATIONS.HOPE YOU SURVIVE.

    MAKE NO MISTAKE WE WILL GET YOU. LEGAL AID IS ALIVE AND WELL THE DOOR IS OPEN YOU WILL NEED THE HELP.

    STOP BEING A Q-BLIND BAT/PUPPET,IF YOU CAN’T SEE IN THE DAY THEN LOOK IN THE NIGHT YOU CAN’T MISS THE DEVELOPMENT TAKING PLACE IT’S THERE FOR ALL TO SEE.

    TELL US THOMPSON,WHAT JOB DID YOU ASK THE PM FOR AND DID NOT GET ?

    PM WE BEHIND YOU ALL THE WAY.

    • Dominican 2
      November 24, 2011

      wELL SAID THOMPSON WANTS TO BE A GARDER ZAFER BUT HE IS A GARDER MENTERRE. ALL U RUN TO THE BIG APPLE BUT PM SPEND ALL HIS TIME IN DOMINICA TRYING TO HELP US NOW U WANT TO BRING HIM DOWN. STAY IN AMERICA AND CONTINUE TO ROLL YR MOUTH THOMPSON WITH YR IRENEE OK AND LEAVE OUR PM ALONE.

  13. tiny
    November 24, 2011

    @ ???????????? did you read my comments properly………i have never stated that i have believed the accusations…….i am trying to figure out how the accusers KNOW FOR A FACT THAT false/fictitious names were used.

    that is the issue here…..they act like like they know beyond a doubt that information is being falsified…..now the blogger named “I’m wondering” is a talking about counterfeit documents and i find that a little off because the recipients are men with a lot of money ….i think counterfeit documents are for broke people like me….at least that’s what i think……don’t you think if you if someone has 16 passports in his possession….it means that he has some wealth and he will obtain it them the legitimate way?

    • I'mWondering
      November 24, 2011

      I’m pretty sure that you’ve heard the saying about it being better to keep your mouth closed. OMG :oops:

      • tiny
        November 24, 2011

        why………..give me a reason……..and i will break it down for you ok……….didn’t feel the need to explain any further but i can do that for you ok babes………

  14. Rudy
    November 24, 2011

    FOR ALL THE LABOUR SUPPORTERS BASHING AT FONTAINE FORGET FONTAINE FOR A WHILE AND JUST ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS:
    1. HOW MANY PERSONS HAVE BOUGHT DOMINICAN PASSPORTS OVER THE YEARS OF THE PROGRAM?

    2. HOW MUCH MONEY HAS THE PROGRAM MADE?

    3. HOW MUCH INVESTMENT HAS HAPPENED THROUGH THIS PROGRAM?

    4. HOW MANY JOBS HAS BEEN CREATED BY THIS PROGRAM?

    5. WHAT ARE THE MAJOR LOOPHOLES IN THE PROGRAM?

    if u cannot answer at least two of these questions then i feel that it is very unfair and hypocritical to critizize what is being said. its like saying i don’t know and i don’t care about what happens in my country i just love my pm which frankly seperates the patriots.

    • real possie
      November 24, 2011

      rudy no matter how much watch dog they put on that program some person will do thier own thing till they get caught all we sayn is show the proof i dont love man i love country 40,000 of us will demand a change how can we demand that with no proof?

  15. ...........
    November 24, 2011

    “The weakest of all weak things is a virtue which has not been tested in the fire.”

    -Mark Twain

    Praying for this saga to come to a halt.

  16. Vanessa
    November 24, 2011

    In famous latin words, it’s always good to remember that sometimes “Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur!”

    • ....Malatete
      November 24, 2011

      Vanessa, don’t bother. Just sayn it in plain English. That’s difficult enough for most of us.

  17. Patriotic Citizen
    November 24, 2011

    As an economist myself, I do agree that the severe implications this program may have on the welfare of our citizens is eye-awakening. I trust that when his day does come in the court however, EVIDENCE will be brought forward. I am by no means against his plea, however I hope there is credibility in his attack.

    • .
      November 24, 2011

      Fair comment…But i LOVE THE MAN CAUSE HE LOVES DOMINICA.

  18. Court Clerk
    November 24, 2011

    Thompson Fontaine should be told that where a court case is pursued in this mater, he will be limited by the civil code of conduct to THIS matter and THIS matter only. He will not be allowed to ramble on every suspicion or allegation of economic citizenship or passport fraud A LA Q95. He will be asked specific questions about Mr. Sing and Daoub Mohammed. His own documents (respondent’s case) will be limited only to just that matter and nothing else unless of course Pm Skerrit’s lawyers allow other matters to be pleaded in the suite papers. So take note. You will note get afree reign to say all you want, all you know, all you allege or suspect about wrong doings in the matter. So unless you can show none due diligence in the Dawou Ibrahim matter or Sing matter, your day in court will not be a pleasant one. I cannot forget how trumped up or prepared Lennox was for the Layou River Saga. For years, he welcomed the opportunity to show case his investigative skills. It turned out that he was not ready at all. He was not qualified. ofcourse we await the appeals court verdict in this matter. We must understand that a court case is not the airwaves of Q95.

  19. Holiday
    November 24, 2011

    Sadly,this man seems hell bent on dragging the name of our great country through the mud. He will try to intimidate politicians/lawyers/regular citizens alike to have this case dropped. If he isnt stopped, hell continue to make allegations… but on the other hand.. knowing how corrupt ANY politician *not just a Dominican politico * the idea of sale of passports for WHATEVER reasons, doesn’t seemed far fetched.

    • %
      November 24, 2011

      tHE NAME OF THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN DRAGGED TO THE GUTTERS LONG AGO…sTOP sLEEPING.

  20. me
    November 24, 2011

    Please mister Fontaine, give us some more info, let us know all you know about what is going on. We want to have Dominica up and not other countries mat. Give us site, names, telephone number, give us all you can to help open every Dominican eye. Some of us like to see, read and ask higher official to believe. We need to stop all that crap that’s happening in Dominica and open people eyes.

    I am not into politics, just lookin gout for Dominica and Dominicans.

  21. LATITUDED810
    November 24, 2011

    you better get your legal team and all the mouth talk evidence that you have

    skeritt will prove once more that you will go down just like jerry brisbane

  22. eee
    November 23, 2011

    I have been pretty impressed with you so far DOCTOR.Once you will stay far from corruption, i am deep into your camp already…At least you love your country,and you want to keep it untainted…GOOD JOB UP TO THIS POINT . I AM STILL WATCHING.

  23. DVT
    November 23, 2011

    Thompson Fountaine has become a desperate man for reasons only known to him. This has to be the most blatant attempt to discredit your country seeking to score cheap political points. If guys like Thompson wanta regime change so bad they are willing to do anything, why not come and face the electorate. Leave you high paying job, come down, let him go to Grandfond and run for elections…. then he will make all the statements he wants!!!

    • Malatete3
      November 24, 2011

      That’s why they want to slap a conviction on him to disqualify him from standing! That’s what Lennox’ Lawrence letter is all about. Run for President instead Thomson and cut off Skerrit’s safe haven of immunity of prosecution. We know what these guys are scheming, we not stupid.

    • real possie
      November 24, 2011

      Cant side with u on that dvt, see he has a personal agenda it was not that political at first he wanted a little attention when he got some it went to his head now he cant stop. He can voice his opion on matters to do with DA my thing is be sure your proof is hardcore as your accusation.

  24. thomas
    November 23, 2011

    tell me how can I get dominica passe-portfor my children they french,they giving me problem to make it and now am hearing all kind of criminal have it,only da that can happen

    • Dominican 2
      November 24, 2011

      @thomas, i guess you are Dominican all u do is make the passports but i dont understand how a born Dominican will have problems to make passports for their children. my children, they were born in ENGLAND but they have dominica passport also. I think u are not clear with that or maybe u did not present a paper cause i did not get problem

      • Dominican 2
        November 24, 2011

        @thomas, Are u serious? OR IS IT A PAPPI SHOW YOU ARE MAKING YOU ARE HIDING BEHIND SOMEONE. AM I RIGHT? I WILL NOT BELIEVE U NOT AT ALL.I UNDER STAND YR POINT AM NOT A FOOL.

  25. ....................
    November 23, 2011

    DOCTOR FONTAINE is a lover of DOMINICA.. ARE YOU ALL?

    • real possie
      November 24, 2011

      NO WE DONT ONLY U AND FONTAINE THAT LOVE DA.

  26. %
    November 23, 2011

    Which Prime Minister took Matt to court?..Who payed money to whom in order to avoid public exposure of corrupt and in your face wicked and criminal acts? What amount was paid to Matt? I am just asking?

  27. littleboy
    November 23, 2011

    Why are you people that supporting Skerritt so naive? Why do you all try to blame Thompson Fountain and accuse him of trying to bring Dominica down? Can you all not see who has already brought our county down?

    What part did Thompson play in the Bin bobol? What part did he play with the villas? What part did he play in assisting the PM get his french passport? What part did he play in the Gon Emanuel fire bumbing? What part did Thompson play when the “Bird Island” which is the known property of Dominica was declared the property of Venezuella by Mr. Skeritt?

    You blind guys remind me of a story in the bible concerning King Ahad of Israel and the prophet Elijah. Ahab was currupt an wicked and was rebuked by Elijah to the point where Elijah had to run for his life. Upon his return, since Israel was facing the judgement of God, Ahab blame the prophet for the farmine Israel was going through and said, it’s you fault Elijah; but Elijah was quick to tell him that he Ahab was the one to be blamed because of his evils.

    It’s time that you all see who is the real enemy of Dominica and deal with him before famine and distruction visit our land. Thanks to you Doc for helping us see Skeritt as the real enemy of the land. No wonder he got a frnch passport while in office so when misery start to hit us in Da he will run to France and leave you blind folks in your folly. Open your eyes guys!

    • pawol
      November 23, 2011

      It’s just commonsense. We cannot destroy our country in the name of politics. Contrary to popular belief democracy is alive and well in our country. We need to go the democratic way. No more dirty politics. We are much too poor for that.

      • eee
        November 24, 2011

        Go tell that to those selling the passports.. I don’t think the learned doctor is one…

  28. COMRADE
    November 23, 2011

    I have had the occassion to interface with the PM in the “recent past” and find him VERY engaging and a fairly decent and honest gentleman. Meeting with him gave me a deeper appreciation for his humanity and fallibility as a mere man. I am not at all claiming that the man is perfect and has not made mistakes in his tenure, WE HAVE ALL done at one point or the other.

    I have had the previledge of being very candid with the PM on certain issues and contrary to popular belief the man is VERY approachable and understanding. I have “held him accountable” on certain matters and he was also OK with that and responded appropriately.

    I am not merely writing in defence of Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit but more so in defence of DOMINICA. I have written several reactions to the “many parts; I, II, III”etc on the weeklyblitz website and unfortunately none past their litmus test and were barred from being posted.

    My problem with these “bltiz people” and the famous Jeremy Sinclair et al is the fact that they cast SO MANY UMSUBSTANTIATED ASPIRSIONS at the PM’s reputation and more so the good name of this country. Whilst this is an OVERT plan and operation to “take Skerrit down at any cost” it is really damaging the image of the country. These people make so many allegations and have not offered one “inch” of proof to link Mr. Skerrit directly with any of the falsehoods that they are claiming. I see these “frontal attacks” as a total travesty and shameful SMEAR CAMPAIGN in attempt to distablize a government and an other wise very stable nation. Why seek to birate the PM/Government in the court of public opinion where there are avenues and better forums and measures to better handle the alledged atrocities. In the absence of COMPELLING EVIDENCE and proof BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT we the people have no alternative but to stand behind the PM and his “rogue regime”, because ROGUE must not be a matter of opinion, speculation or perception but must be a matter of fact!, that we are YET to see……

    Further I have made the observation that the vast majority of guys “comming out of the woodwork” to condemn Skerrit are people who seems to have fallen out with him over one thing or another. We have heard about the Christian brothers and the GEOTHERMAL AMBITIONS, the former chief justice and his REHAB CENTRE INTENSIONS and the many businessmen who have grown bitter over the fact that Skerrit blatantly refuse to approach them for campaign or any other sort of financing and thus they feel “out of the loop”. My friends Dominica’s is ours to build and lets remain on task in building a GREAT Dominica for all. At the appropriate time the “chips will fall where they may” but let us not seek to destroy one man simply because he has not given into our WHIMS AND FANCIES.

    On a personal note I have “fallen out with the PM and his cabinet colleagues” but one must learn to seperate the issues and move away from personbality clashes and idiosyncracies. Let’s do it for the country!

    • John Paul
      November 23, 2011

      Mr. Skeritt keps talking about reputation and our passports not falling in the hands of terrorists and His cooperation with the International community on security matters .How quickly he forgets His declaration of His friendship with Mr. Kadaffi a known terrorist ! Mr. Skeritt said that He would do what He could to help Mr. Kadaffi.If it meant having to issue a Dominican passport to save Mr. Kadaffi would You have done it Sir? And all the processes You described to procure a Dominican Passpor twould You have overiden them to issue such a passport ?
      What more would You like to say about reputation now ?

    • ?????
      November 23, 2011

      IS THIS PERSON A COMRADE? PURE RUBBISH…You are in the same corrupt bag as this failed leadership…How can Dominica be built, when we have living in it spoilt heads and brains like you vomitting such nonsense and ridiculous garbage?You are nothing but sick, if this PM is on the right track in your book.

    • me
      November 24, 2011

      seems you’re singing for your super comrade….I am not saying mr. fontanie is all correct…but we all can see that that program is going to hurt Dominicans and it’s already huting Dominica…..All that crap you spoke about PM is a good man, pm honest, pm aproachable….take all that sh.t back. no one asked you how honest, and approachable he is, the point it that program is not good and is hurting our image and no matter who is the prime minister, it will noever be good and should be stopped.

      I am not inti olitics just looking out for Dominica and Dominicans.

    • ...................
      November 24, 2011

      Lucifer: Angel of Light – Father of Lies

    • COMRADE
      November 24, 2011

      hahahahahaha you guys amuse me! i supper already my friend! The Lord has and continues to supply ALL my needs… I have not received anything from Skerrit not do I look forward to receiving anything at his hand. I have and will continue to approach Skerrit on behalf of others but I AM GOOD! My mama has taught me to work HARD in a SMART WAY and I am on my way……..lol

  29. ROSEAU.
    November 23, 2011

    A bit of advise. make sure your facts are correct and beyond the hear say without proof cause if it turns out not true the damage will have divastating effects on Dominica and Dominica`s good name. I know the brother we attended school together and no doubt his love for Dominica is beyond belief but at the same time he has to be carefull in his attempt to share information which if not true will not only hurt him as our son of the soil but will hurt the said Dominica he claims to love so much. So brother check your facts first and make sure you engage your brain before you open your mouth and remember who help to buy big belly horse will not help to carry the hay to feed the horse. Watch your so called friends and keep your friends close and your enimies closer” From a son of Dominica: no hater!

  30. November 23, 2011

    mr. fontaine i truely beleive you are not a faithful dominican. i have no political affiliation and i believe you do. and you may be playing smart but not being clever. you are creating more damage to dominica and its people than mr. skerrit did or is doing. let me get to the point in brief. if you as a true, and dominican to the bone as you claim, why could’nt you get into touch with mr. skerrit and at least attempt to bring him to light of his mistake(s) that you claim. i am cretain if mr. skerrit ever did such as to sell passport to a terrorist he mr. skerrit proberly never thought he would be caught. so you mr. fontaine why could’nt you dealt with this issue in a more educated manner instead of being in the heart of the world namely: Washington DC, USA and making such disclosure. your move is as crazy as can be and you are the one who will cause catostophy to the people of dominica. if, mr. fontaine your claim is void i would suggest that mr. skerrit and the people of dominica take good care of you. your allegations are very damaging and if found unclaimed you should pay harshly for your behavior. as much as we all know that mr.skerrit has an underground bank we cannot accuse him of wrong doings if we cannot unvail the proofs. i will be following….
    .

    • Madness
      November 23, 2011

      I am not sure why people like post your comments on here. Mr Fountain is not the PM advisor. Such a idiot.

    • Dominican 2
      November 24, 2011

      Well said.

    • Dominican 2
      November 24, 2011

      Well said Anonymous

  31. It matters
    November 23, 2011

    Dude for a man who has a doctorate and understands what credible source are, I am very surprised that he would use noncredible sources as credible sources. Is that how you got your PhD.??? You know fully well that you had reference credibles source to present your dissertation. NEWSPAPER ARE NOT CREDIBLE SOURCES.

    • November 23, 2011

      jealousy is just so difficult to over come he is a well educated individual and that is just to much for some folks to accept and you a just one of those of the folks Please dont be jealous because Thompson educated himseld and you dont.

      • Dominican 2
        November 24, 2011

        HE HAS EDUCATION BUT NOW HE HAS NO RESPECT FOR HIS COUNTRY ONLY LIES I THINK HE SHOULD MAKE A MOVIE BUT WSETERN SO HE WILL BE THE STARRING BUT NOT PM OF DOMINICA NO WAY. STAY IN AMERICA THAT WHERE U BELONG. GOOD DAY MR FONTAINE AND BYE BYE.

    • politbureau
      November 24, 2011

      particularly tabloid ones.

      • GOM
        November 24, 2011

        I AM ON BOARD WITH YOU DOCTOR…Keep on informing us.

  32. Adult ED
    November 23, 2011

    Dr. Thompson abuse of any system would have implications. This is not far-fetch or incomprehensible. What the concern is that you have yet to substantiate you claims of the PM involvement yet you are making these claim publicly via the media. Obviously Dominicans see you as an educated man with potential to assist in development of the economy given your background but it seem you have more of a political agenda in implicate the PM in particular in any wrong doing in the country. Your time, energy and education can be put to more productive use so maybe you should try that way or go up for elections in a legitimate way. The present manner in which you operate is just leading to bad press for Dominica as a whole. You are very aware that passport manipulation is nothing new around the world and Dominica is not immune so if there is solid evidence of wrong doing please present before going via media. It is best the story read the following persons were found guilty of passport fraud thanks to the diligent work of Dr. Thompson Fontaine who brought it to the attention of the proper authorities, rather than as is now stands mere allegations by Dr. Fontaine.

  33. November 23, 2011

    Thompson Fontaine’s downfall was to blame the Prime Minister. You cannot make general statements like this. He should tackle the immigration departments for their mishaps. Dominicans seem to blame the PM for everything. If they have a problem with their wife of husband, is Skeritt, if they dont get sex , is skerrit come stop playing the blame game and look for ways to develop the country i’m sick and FED UP WITH FONTAINE AND THOSE UWP BAFFOONS AND FOLLOWERS…. GOSH MAN GET A LIFE AND WORK AS A TEAM TO DEVELOP THIS LAND.

    • ....................
      November 23, 2011

      Stupesssss…Go to Dr Benjamin, you are a nuisance…LEAVE THE PATRIOT AND LEARNED DOCTOR IN PEACE…WE LOVE HIM.! DO YOU!

      • Not Stupid
        November 24, 2011

        Why is it that all persons who don’t agree with every allegation against the PM, even if they just remain neutral, are ridiculed, called corrupt or stupid?

    • Dominican 2
      November 24, 2011

      WELL SAID 0q

    • Dominican 2
      November 24, 2011

      AMEN

  34. forreal
    November 23, 2011

    what is that thompson scare tactics,let’s deal with that matter in the courts,i think that’s very ignorant media,you are saying it,this is bad publicity for the country,stop behaving like a spoiled child,all i see is a war of words,you are behaving like you an outcast,taken on the country with an agenda,you said you need your day in court,just do that, just bring that smile to the courts and let us see if you can walk out with it,and trust me you will be real hero,for now it appears that’s what you want be.

    • forreal
      November 23, 2011

      and also adding this economic citizenship program did not begin with skerrits labour party,it goes way back to eugenias freedom party,so if this is plot i would really like to see it get uncovered.

  35. Anonymous
    November 23, 2011

    YOU ARE A REAL PATRIO AND LOVER OF COUNTRY..Bring the issues to us as fair and balanced as you can…LOVE YOU DOC.

  36. ?????
    November 23, 2011

    The cabal thought that they would silence you…You are showing them what you are made off….I JUST LOVE THIS MAN!!! KEEP ON INFORMING US DOCTOR,,, By the way is the
    250 000 they are asking for there,the price of one of our passports?

  37. Anonymous
    November 23, 2011

    :) Are We for Sale

    • true
      November 23, 2011

      Dude to late for that question, we have been sold

  38. 4u2c
    November 23, 2011

    I can see that some of our people ready to kill Thomson but not the Italian papers and other agencies that states how recless this government is…Domincans becomes so foolish they DO NOT SEE WRONG any more especially if it is DLP or Skerrit related.
    If Emmanuel was dead they would be saying he committed suicide….AND DEAD MAN CAN’t TAlk…Why are we FOOLISH and refuse to think, read and call out Wrong doings….WE ARE CURSE!!

    • politbureau
      November 24, 2011

      which agencies and which states?

  39. Peter carbon
    November 23, 2011

    Come Ye forward Sons Daughters do the right be firm be fair. Mr. Fontaine the spirit of Dominca will thank you one day. Corrupt Government will last for a few years, but the country will be there forever.

  40. Anonymous
    November 23, 2011

    Come ye forward Sons and Daughters do the right be firm be fair. Mr. Fontaine you have listen to the call from the spirit of Dominica and the people will thank for this. Rouge and corrupt Government is for a time, but the country will last forever.

  41. kaiso man
    November 23, 2011

    one word to tell them thompson..UTTER RUBBISH

    • him
      November 23, 2011

      The utter rubbish resides in your empty head.. Your illiterate… Wonder if you understand what the learned doctor is saying.

      • Go Easy
        November 23, 2011

        I suggest you read carefully what the person comment said. it said “one word TO THEM thomson” which means..the person is telling thomson to dismiss what tony and the defenders have to say as Utter Rubbish.

        Is not everybody on here that illeterate even if a good amount of them are.

    • eee
      November 23, 2011

      Your Blind Bat.. SOT !

  42. Curious
    November 23, 2011

    “We know for a fact that several of the passports were received under false names”

    I find the above statement very interesting. It seems passive and not as aggressive as the usual. I’m surprised.

    It’s unfortunate that this issue was made about Skerritt first rather than Dominica first. Now that the lawsuit is potentially on the burner, I think i’m getting a different read on things.

    The bigger issue should be that Dominicans call on the government agency responsible for this to investigate the allegations. If it is proven that these people obtained the passports through scam, illegal means pretences, then steps need to be taken to fix the program or end the program.

    At the end of the day – these kinds of activities are not rare. These things happen worldwide especially by the organised crime groups. It should not be hard to believe that persons like that can indeed get Dominican passports using false documents. Happens in Canada, happens in America..it can happen in Dominica.

    What would be sad, is if this was just a case of these kinds of persons belonging to groups who have the know it all to counterfeit a passport, and it gets blamed on Skerritt, and alleged that he got paid for selling out Dominica and its passport.

    We must not cry out for uprising and revolts in Dominica. Instead, we must cry out for changes – not just to the political atmosphere, but the societal atmosphere. Dominicans are too eager to accept everything, without proof or without accepting that there are other alternatives, solutions to things

    • ?????????????
      November 23, 2011

      Demonstrations are not always the answer. Case in point look at Egypt – Mubarak stepped down and Egyptians are still demonstrating.. They are still not satisfied and the way things are going will probably never be and who is dying? the young persons – civilians who were led to demonstrate by some persons who likes to see ugly.

      So my bro or Sis I support you on your comment viz “We must not cry out for uprising and revolts in Dominica. Instead, we must cry out for changes – not just to the political atmosphere, but the societal atmosphere. Dominicans are too eager to accept everything, without proof or without accepting that there are other alternatives, solutions to things”

      We must be vigilant that person do not use us for their selfish motive and instigate uprising and demontrations. Young people who are more vulnerable to these kind of cries … Be careful since the ultimate loser in the end would be we the citizens – our loved ones will be the one who will be dying, whilst those who started the drama are elsewhere and waiting to be reinstated in positions of power. None not one of them will be in the front lines but our children and loved ones.

      Let us pray for peace in our nation. This Nation and the World be extension belongs to the Lord. The Earth and the fullness thereoff belongs to the Lord.

      Not one of us is perfect and since we were born in imperfection, then we will all make mistakes at some time in our lives. The only Perfect One is the Almighty Creator, the Great I am.

      Humble yourselves and take note that only I am is the one worthy of praise.

  43. I'mWondering
    November 23, 2011

    Ok…so, do we blame Skerritt because these passports were obtained under a false name?

    Come on man, this issue was made so personal against Skerritt rather than the Government, or the government department responsible for following due diligience and ensuring that our passports do not enter into the hands of fraudulent persons.

    Do we cotninue to blame the man or the system. I know that this is done world wide. Many criminals end up with American and Canadian passports. You hear about counterfeiting scams all over the world.

    It may be far fetched to some persons, but, arguendo, could it be that some of these passports were not necessarily sold but illegally counterfeited or obtained.

    After all, how enhanced is the Dominican passport hat it cannot be reproduced. If the American, Canadian and others are being done, especially those which are more secure, is it beyond our minds to imagine this.

    “We know for a fact that several of the passports were received under false names”… so it can also be a fact that these people used deceptive means to obtain these passports

    • tiny
      November 23, 2011

      shut up fool about your counterfeit nonsense ……….can’t you read that they are accusing those in charge of the passport/economic citizenship program of of this act

      • ?????????????
        November 23, 2011

        Tiny you are really “tiny” in your thinking so it would seem that hatred clouds your thinking. You are so insultive that you call the commenter “Fool”. ‘I’mwondering’ has made a valid point and you need to be open minded that “Man” which is you, I or any other is capable of making up a story to create confusion and slander has become the order of the day. Guess what – that which is lies or slander or bad (gossip) goes around faster than the good things happenning. (I am sure that you are not aware of so many positive things happenning in our country since your mind is only based on news about some persons (those you know). I have read your comments for a long time on DNO (facts for making this comment to you now). There are some of us who wants ultimate power and who would fabricate (for your understanding – make up) stories that will create havoc in the country. I for one do not believe all I hear for I need facts and being also myself a victim of slander and lies, I am careful of what I listen to as well.

        Also instead of actually showing your hatred of certain person, it would be most appropriate that you pray for all our leaders – in Government and Opposition alike so peace will reign in our country.

        ??? for you – Would you not like to remain at peace in this lovely Dominica. Would you want strife and war in this country where even in your own home, you would not be safe or you would not be able to move freely about in Dominica as we can do right now?

        Tiny – Food for thought and I await your response.

    • So Sick & Tired
      November 23, 2011

      You have a lot more wondering to do because the results of you wondering are so silly! Maybe you should stop wondering and start THINKING!!!!

      • ?????????????
        November 23, 2011

        Read what I have said to tiny.

    • TMP
      November 23, 2011

      “ImWonderir” are you know saying that when it to praise is Skerrit, and when it for blame it’s the Government ?

    • time for truth
      November 23, 2011

      Did you listen to the PM whe he addressed the nation on Kairi fm? Did you not hear how he emphasized the scutiny that is in place before one is given a passport? So if these people used false means to obtain a passport then who do we blame for that?
      Also, were these deceptive means and false names occured through ignorance of the registry or were they facilitated by the authourities?
      Do you remember those three Dominicans who were arrested a few months ago for their comess at the registry? What became of the? Also, do you remember one was the niece of a former government minister in the Skerrit administration and was later bailed by that same former minister? Start to do your maths and you will get the answer.

    • November 23, 2011

      I always knew you were an idiot! I have read several of your comments on here and always ask myself “wtf is she trying to say?”…but obviously, i do not bother to comment on your post cause it’s all NONSENSE…and i don’t suffer people with no common sense… i.e YOU.

  44. Anonymous
    November 23, 2011

    Thompson I cant believe you are doing this.Dominica is ours.If you want to be a politician this cannot be the right way.You are starting the wrong way and just killing yourself. This is not the man I knew. No evidence whatsoever and join with that gang thompson. no no no

    • ,,,,,,,,,,
      November 23, 2011

      Dominica has many schools.. Go to school.. What he is doing is a favour to the country…This government has polluted the country…It’s a shame that criminals have our passports in their hands.. THAT IS WHAT THE DOCTOR IS SAYING TO YOU ALL…GOOD JOB DOCTOR..!

    • Go Easy
      November 23, 2011

      Do yourself a favor, find a good lawyer and sue every teacher that ever taught you in school.

  45. Brenda
    November 23, 2011

    Thompson is soon becoming a huge waste of time and just like the others. Thompson with his irresponsible output of assumed information is hurting the chances and choices of Dominica who would like to have the freedom to travel all around the world.
    Thompson have allot of time on his hands since he don’t have a 9-5 job. He could use his time in a more productive way than creating travel problems for Dominicans. Don’t take us down the gutter by trying bring assumption and your personal interpretation of what the vague things you hear. Sometimes you wonder where these people holding doctorates got their degrees from?

    • Karl
      November 23, 2011

      Thompson has gotten to the point of no return. He has lost all his credibility and now fighting an ego battle. Thompson needs to humble himself and stop his foolishness. He needs to realize that his lies will not get him and the UWP in office. They are only giving the country a bad name. It’s time for him to move on and realize that he is an economist whose political career is a dismal failure.

      • ?????????????
        November 23, 2011

        Humility is the answer. We need to be honest in our utterances and sometimes I wonder why some persons who claim to have Degres etc would continue to gain points on the ignorant who do not understand what they are talking about. I notice that some of those who know better will say anything to instigate the less fortunate (Academics) to demonstrations etc and unrest in the country. Who will be at the front lines – not them – they will be in the background hoping that the demonstrations suceed so they will thrust into poitions of power.
        Our young people and loved ones will be the one dying in the front lines to reinstate them in power but alas a lot of our young loved ones would have died.

        Those persons instead should make themselves valuable in their community and country by extension. Being in the forefront doing development projects. Teaching the less unfortunate ones in civil matters and being teams leaders of development instead of team leaders specialising in hatred and jealousy, envious and all the not so good fruits to cause our country to go in chaos.

        God, Father, Creator and Most High have mercy upon and save our country from the hands of the “Wicked One” who has come to steal, kill and destroy. Who has entered the hearts of some of our fellowmen who wants to rule at whatever cost just like he wanted to do in the heavens. Teach us to be humble and lean on you for your guidance and lamp for our feet in the Name of Jesus. Send your spirit to minister to those in authority (Leaders both and Opposition) that they will fear and reverence you and then we will become a team with you at the helm.

        Bless our Nation as we repent of our sins and we stand and intercede for those who are not your will in Jesus Name. Thank you Father and we Praise and Honour as you alone deserves all the honour and Glory and we lift holy hands as we adore only you and you alone.

    • .
      November 23, 2011

      You with your lack of understanding and your shallow mind is already an embarrassment and a waste of time, so you want company..DOCTOR FONTAINE HAS NO TIME TO WASTE.. HE IS JUST THAT TYPE OF PERSON…LOVE YOU DOCTOR..!

    • GOM
      November 23, 2011

      He is simply educating you, and he loves Dominica mort than you and Skerrit combined..That is how people show love for country… GOOD JOB DOCTOR1

      • Brenda
        November 23, 2011

        Yes he loves Dominica from a distance. How nice.

    • Mya
      November 23, 2011

      Brenda this corrupt practice should go silent? Martin Luther King was also attacked for his vision………Mandela was jialed for 27 years for speaking out aginst injustice and wicked system his home land……..Hide behind a computer Brenda and send your cheap shots.

  46. Wait A Minute
    November 23, 2011

    Oh, please shut up!!!! Had enough of you!!!

    If Dominicans really do come under increased scrutiny it will be because of the evil works of the likes of you who are hell bent on destroying the country’s good name internationally.

    You mention the British, but wasn’t it only recently that the British came out publicly and commended the government for putting in place adequate measures to deal with its immmigration concerns (which by the way included other caribbean countries)??? Why then are you now trying to stir up trouble to attempt at getting us in the spotlight for the wrong reason. Is it that you believe if you can convince countries to blacklist Dominica, you would have acheived your selfish political interests??? Are you really interested in the well-being of Dominica and Dominicans or as usual, your own selfish interests???

    The likes of you really need to be exposed. Sitting all day infront of your PC looking to dig up dirt on your country, just to bring down ONE MAN????? If this type of activity is not bordering on treason, then I dare say that nothing is!!!!!!

    • T
      November 23, 2011

      Go tape your mouth..Think you deserve to shut up, since you are all enclosed in Skerrit’s hands like a puppet on a string…Your brainless fool.!

      • ?????????????
        November 23, 2011

        May the God of Peace and Mercy have mercy on those who hate and those who insult others and who would not stop at nothing to show their hatred of one person.

        Father have mercy on them and send your spirit to minister to their heart that you are a Father of Love and who gave your son to die for our sins. You love us all even in our shortcomings. Teach them to love and not to be ungrateful for the grace and mercies you have bestowed on us all in this land. Thank you for a peaceful nation and thank you Father that you will keep us in this peaceful state and you will shut all “slanderers and those who speak untruths and jealousy and hatred in Jesus Name” Cleanse them of their infirmities … and draw them nigh unto thysef in Jesus Name that we may live in an abundance of peace in this Nation. Lord shower a special blessing on our young people who are the most vulnerable in this whole scenario. We break the hands of the enemy over their lives and ask that he takes off his hands over our youth. We claim and we decree that they will man of God who will fear you and reverence you. We break all curses over their lives and we banish violence, greed, jealousy, envy, disrespectfulness and all the other evil fruits of the “Evil One” over their lives and we replace with love for you first and foremost, their parents and loved and country in the Name of Jesus and we say it is done in Jesus Name and we bannish the evil one and his angels to a place of no return.

  47. Donald Tusk
    November 23, 2011

    I hate this Dlp Govt more and more, no Govt ever bring Dominica down sooo LOW.

    • ?????????????
      November 23, 2011

      May the God of Peace and Mercy have mercy on those who hate and those who insult others and who would not stop at nothing to show their hatred of one person.

      Hatred is only destroying only you the hater. Come up with a development plan instead of hating others. What is there to hate about in Dominica. The Land of the Lord where we have so many things to be thankful for. Grace and Mercy is already at the top of the list.

      Hatred only destroys but love can move mountains. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and ALL other things will be added. Thank the Creator for the many positive things in our country. do you read or listen to the news (International), then I am sure you will be ever thankful that you live in DA.

      That is all I have to say. The Creator loves you and the many others spewing hatred. His arms are wide open to receive but he will not force you to come to him. The other one is the one who puts hatred in your spirit since his job is to kill, Steal and destroy. Don’t allow your hatred to kill you.

  48. IZ
    November 23, 2011

    And Thompson that because of you and you Alies who are spreading such alligations. If you say u care for Dominicans, why spread these rumors. Stop hiding behind the fence and come in the ring Thompson. Lets see if u will win, loss or draw. ha ha. Dominicans are waiting for you Thompson.

  49. JUST A MAN
    November 23, 2011

    I support Dr. Thompson’s statement: “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,”

  50. tiny
    November 23, 2011

    hey man……”they were received under false names………you know that for a fact”. i had my passport renewed not too long ago and i send two photos….the other photo is for record purposes i guess……..so what about the photos that represents these fictitious names?…well they will have go be dead people or people who can’t be identified………..

    anyways for something like that to occur there must be collusion….and how does the saying goes….only the dead carry no tales…..so i guess sooner or later or very later someone will say something ….waiting
    patiently because skerrit and his legal seem seem very confident

    • tiny
      November 23, 2011

      to be not go be

    • tiny
      November 23, 2011

      to be clearer………they will have to be photos of dead people or people that can’t be identified

      • ?????????????
        November 23, 2011

        FActs and not supposing or allegations. Bring forward your facts and not repetition.

  51. Dominica Too Small
    November 23, 2011

    Just traveled to Canada and was told: “Dominica? The passport giving country! If your government does not scrutinize this, you will be banned from this country”.

    • adam
      November 23, 2011

      u lie!

    • 100% DA
      November 23, 2011

      you so full of it…….no boarder can make such a statement to you.

      • 100% DA
        November 23, 2011

        sorry no boader patrol can make such a statement.

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