Dubai-based CBI firm opens first Caribbean office in Dominica

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit with Imran Farooq, Chief Executive AAA Associates

Dubai based AAA Associates (Business Migration consultancy firm) has announced that they have established their first office in the Caribbean based in Dominica.

The AAA Associates Caribbean office will serve sub-agents directly in the Middle East and Asian region and extend its reach in 11 strategic markets world-wide.

The Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programs offered by the Caribbean countries like Dominica, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia and Grenada have caught the interest of thousands of investors in recent years, following in the footsteps of dual-nationality seekers from the Middle East and Asia.

Among the UAE residents the demand for Caribbean citizenship has been increased to 51 per cent, especially for St. Kitts & Navis, Dominica, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda and St. Lucia citizenship.

HNI residents from Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, India and Pakistan are keener to avail themselves of the opportunity to obtain strong 2nd Passports for travel convenience which is crucial for their business expansions, timely visa-free travel to Europe and other important countries of the world, and also for hassle-free international excursion trips with their families.

During a recent extensive trip to the Caribbean, Imran Farooq, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai-based AAA Associates, part of Samana Group of Companies, met with Caribbean heads of states and top executives of Citizenship by Investment Units (CIUs).

During a meeting with Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Farooq discussed industry best practices, regulations and growing investment opportunities in the Caribbean, especially in Dominica, which is amongst the most popular Citizenship by Investment programmes in the whole region.

“The purpose of higher management of AAA Associates detailed visit to the Caribbean region and meeting with the Heads of States along with the Heads of Citizenship by Investment Units was to set up strong connectivity among all stakeholders for smooth and fast process as AAA Associates is not only a marketing agent but a completely independent processing agent,” Farooq said.

He added, “I had very successful discussions with the Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit and Head of Citizenship by Investment Unit H.E. Emmanuel Nanthan. The Government has been very supportive in setting up AAA Associates’ office in Dominica and looking forward for success as AAA Associates market reach will increase.”

Dominica, generally known as nature’s island of Caribbean, offers one of the most economic Citizenship by Investment packages, starting from US$100,000 through government’s Donation programme, or US$200,000 investment in Real Estate that entitles the investor to gain the Citizenship of Dominica, which is irrevocable once granted and allows visa-free travel to 120+ countries, including Schengen zone.

Dominica citizenship by investment programme is legally entrenched in law, and since local law does not contain any restrictions on holding dual nationality. Obtaining second citizenship by investment in the country is a confidential and trustworthy process that does not require a person to renounce their existing citizenship.

Dubai-based AAA Associates, with the biggest immigration processing department in the Middle East, is a one-stop solution for business migration and second citizenship needs. Company’s UAE offices receive the highest number of immigration files submitted from a single location, as compared to any other immigration consulting firm the Middle East.

With the new office in Roseau, the capital of Dominica, AAA Associates plans to explore further investment opportunities and penetration into Caribbean markets and Government entities to serve its large client base in the seamless and best possible manner. The newly set-up AAA office in Dominica has no local partners, and is a fully owned subsidiary of AAA Associates UAE headquarter.

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47 Comments

  1. Karl Orndem
    October 31, 2018

    out of ignorance and amusement i will ask this question: When they sell a passport, do they charge VAT (15%) on each sale?

  2. My name
    October 31, 2018

    Ahhh.. That PM digging a big big pit. Dominicans, Vote them out. Save your Country, SAVE your children’s future.

  3. October 31, 2018

    Tell the people Double Dr (PhD) why did you keep these very important people away from the Financial Center? That would have been the ideal location for your prestigious and noble friends; better yet is this the
    financial front for Campaign funds which will ensure you bring in overseas voters? OK i get it; is this guy the replacement for Nanton as CBI boss; Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!! i want to commend you Dr; we the fools have just been fooled again by a foolish fool.

    • ?????????????
      October 31, 2018

      One day you and your brother will stop those hateful comments and start to be positive. Gabo you and Jonathan must stop those hateful attitude. You all will get sick if you are not already. Hate brings stress brings sickness.

      Time guys to be more positive. Not hitting at the PM . Let us hear something different from you guys like suggestions objective.

      • November 1, 2018

        ?????????????; who and what is dat? the names Gabo and Jonathan are for real and free thinkers but guess what you have not offered any positive comments on the subject either.

  4. Charles Dougles
    October 30, 2018

    Another shop opened for selling pasport with no creteria pay and get it.

  5. James lockia
    October 30, 2018

    What !!!now we will sell passport to every one like a supermarket::” come and and get Dominican citizenship. New shop opened to aell passport in Dominica “”
    We should sell our citizenship in Costco, wallmart, loblaws, Tesco,carrefour, etc to earn money .
    Whats going on guys?
    New promotion ::”Buy 2 and u will get 1 passport for free to anyone and just put name and travel all over the world
    Whats happening guys???” I am so lost now where we are going.”

  6. Frankie kacar
    October 30, 2018

    What!! now we will sell passport to every one like a supermarket :;”come and get Dominican citizenship. New shop opened to sell passport in Dominica “
    We should sell our citizenship in Costco, wallmart, loblaws, Tesco ,carefour etc ., to earn money .
    Whats going on guys?
    New promotion:; Buy 2 and u will get 1 free passport for free to anyone and just put name and travel all over the world
    Whats happening guys??. I am so lost now where we are moving ahead.

    • ou fou compere
      October 31, 2018

      How do you spell ur last name? hahahahahahh get ur point but please don’t make ur self a double Dr who is a major in English and can’t spell his own last name. Kacar or Lockia.
      Make up ur mind is t Douglas or Skerrit? hahahahaha.
      Who is ur daddy?

  7. anonymous2
    October 30, 2018

    Poor Dominica. it is in the clutches of despair and corruption.

  8. Looking
    October 30, 2018

    On the verge of a general election? Money laundering? hmmmmm

  9. Maybe
    October 30, 2018

    I would like someone to point out one good thing skerrit and his cabal done in 18 yrs we dominicans open our eyes skerrit must go hand out is not development

    • Ou fou compere
      October 30, 2018

      That’s easy to point out!
      What he has done since Pierro’s death is tremendous.
      Everything he’s said & done.
      To his one time Commish Carbon it’s not two hahahhaha everything said & done is much more than two.
      Rememeber One word :Total garbage.
      Double doc has taught us what a gullible & dumb …. people we are to have a little VC crayfish can become
      P.M I often wonder why did my mom give birth to me there.

    • Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
      November 1, 2018

      They have opened overseas bank accounts to deposit the plundered money from the treasury.

  10. It's my damn business
    October 30, 2018

    Everything good seems to be flying over Dominica while everything that is bad, dangerous, and what no Caribbean islands want, are the very thing Skerrit bringing. An Interview airport for example, would be great for Dominica…not just for tourism but more importantly it would create many jobs for our people. But that Skerrit does not want because it would cause too many people to be financially independent, so he took ours and shipped it to St. Vincent. Another example is that of Ross University that opperated here from our independence in 1978 and created many, many, many jobs in Dominica, but on their 40th Anniversary, Skerrit kicked them out and sent them to Barbados. Now see who he brought down for our 40th anniversary? Now could this not be one of the reasons why Skerrit had to force Ross University out so they could not spy on these questionable people and businesses he is bringing? Something is telling me that there coming was well planned

    • Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
      November 1, 2018

      INTERPOL should investigate him for fraud, financial theft etc. etc. A full audit of the treasury records needs to be conducted to find out what happened to the millions already Donated to the Dominican government.

  11. great things
    October 30, 2018

    ok..sounds good, will they engage at least 10 employees to begin with. And I may be asking too much, will we see a queen being sponsored next year.

  12. Anonymous
    October 30, 2018

    The below is from the cbiu.gov.dm website showing that AAA got onto the website under IMT. However, in the press release above they say they have no local partners.
    I understand thought they are processing through, not IMT, but Alick Lawrence…..However, if they say they have no local partners, what is the address of their office in Roseau and what are the names of their staff?

    IMT INC.
    3 Victoria Street, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica

    +1 (767) 448 4443
    +1 (767) 448 4449
    amason@cwdom.dm

    Click to expand
    IMT
    AAA Associates 4th Floor, Building 7-Bay Square Business Bay, Dubai – United Arab Emirates.

    +971 (0)4 5639544
    jehan@aaa-international.com
    http://www.aaa-international.com

    • Dominican
      October 30, 2018

      That is odd. According to our govt. website, listing authorised CBI agents, AAA is located at 58 River Bankin Roseau,Dunca Stowe’soffice.At least it was there when I checked earlier this morning.

      • Viewsexpressed
        October 30, 2018

        These guys are thieves and liars. They are tryongto distract us from what we know and have been told by insiders who atevfedup and sick with Lanour designed corruption.

    • viewsexpressed
      October 30, 2018

      You see how confusing and deceptive this guys are. Everything is a damn secret to us Dominicans. There appears to be no development plan that is followed and debated in the house that the opposition and we the people are updated to and in touched with what these Labour clowns are up to. We just can`t trust Skerrit and his failed 18 ministers. What a fiasco, what a turmoil what a disaster. These guys are in dreamland that they are really making a difference in Domininca. Well they are corrupt, childish, irresponsible and a big failure. They have us in poverty now for over 18 years. Nothing substantial is going on to help we the people of Dominica. No jobs, no work, no money. Some really enjoying the pie.

  13. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    October 30, 2018

    After the Prime Minister/minister of finance becomes a billionaire he will flee Dominica before he can be put on trial for theft and leave the people, the true Dominicans holding the bag, he is selling the island. Soon the people born on Dominica will be ruled like slaves the island will no longer be theirs because he is selling all the land to enrich himself and his friends. He is licking his chops just thinking about all the millions he will get posing as fake minister of finance conducting a fraud on the people of Dominica. All those millions donated after hurricane Maria should be in the treasury, where is it?

  14. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    October 30, 2018

     “caught the interest of thousands of investors in recent years, following in the footsteps of dual-nationality”(Article DNO). 

    Roosevelt should be ashamed of that lie in  the quote; Dominica Citizenship By Investment does not exists. What Roosevelt has is simply the sale of the nation passports to criminals: And we know that based on the amount of criminals wanted by their country for crimes they committed; and when captured they claimed  to be citizens of Dominica, some holding Dominica diplomatic passports.

    If investors were buying citizenship as Roosevelt claims under a legitimate CBI program, every investor who bought citizenship would have invested in some industrial business in the country; hence everybody who need  a job would have one; thus there would not be any jobless, poor people in the country.

    Citizenship By Investment means citizenship is granted to an investor after they establish a business in the country, employing people where there is such a program;…

    • Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
      November 1, 2018

      Skerrit is a con man, a fraud and a phony. Enough money has been donated to Dominica over the years that no one should be living in poverty with no job or hope. What has he done with the money?

  15. may
    October 30, 2018

    Nice to see Skeritt in something other than RED! Check out the color of his suit. Just a bit of humor.

  16. Iamanidiot
    October 30, 2018

    HNI residents from Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq

    No offence but, those arent the kind of people I think I want with my passport, Those people dont want dominica or angitua passports, they want easier ways to get into the united states.

    Oh well, “tan toe tan toe” ( think i spelt it wrong) all of you’ll clamoring for skettit cause you got a 5000 dollars i hope it last y’ll for 50 years, you dont think about tomorrow, pretty soon, next 20-30 years Skerrit wont be here anymore, that’s life, but his decisions will be, his children have american passports, that is if y’ll children have a birth paper, much less for a passport.

    When your children and your grand children want to spread their wings but will be affected by decisions of today… that is all, figure out the rest for yourselves

    • Anonymous
      October 31, 2018

      Not so much the U.S.A. they want to enter. Remember, to go to the U.S. days with Dominican passport you must apply for a visa and go to their embassy in Barbados in person for an interview. But you can visit all the countries of the EU without a visa. That is the big prize for these people but with the cavalier attitude of our government I see big troubles ahead and that privilege severely restricted. Still, the big boys already made their money and will leave us peasants in worse poverty than now.

  17. carltymas
    October 30, 2018

    Hopefully, the research on this company will help us understand the association.

    http://aaa-international.com/citizenship/

    The organization represents EU countries, the Caribbean, the US and Canada.

    I personally don’t think that the CBI or RBI programmes are anything bad, it is one of the ways to attract foreign investors who otherwise does not have any incentive for investing in small developing states or even develop states which is not their own. It is just that these countries must ensure puissant due diligence.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      October 30, 2018

      Guy you do not know what you are talking about!

      How many years has Roosevelt and his sales men like that guy been selling Dominica passports to foreign unsavory people; who do not know Dominica  geographic location in the world? Over the years they been selling Dominica, none of us know how many of these people are holding our passports.

      In spite of that how many of these people do you know ever set up a business in Dominica, or even attempted to set up a business  in Dominica? This guy you see posing with Roosevelt is in Dominica to take from our country, get rich off the blood of people like you who do not see anything wrong with what Roosevelt has done, and is doing to the country!

      Roosevelt is getting rich, his passports salesmen, and women are all rich: Do you have a paying job? Take a look at Dominica, and compare it to the rest of the Eastern Caribbean you find we are the most backward! 

    • RandyX
      October 30, 2018

      The problem with the Skerrit run CBI program is a total lack of:
      a) financial accountability
      b) administrative accountability
      c) a clear statement on due diligence

      It’s not the same over and over again with this man, everything is secret: the CBI program, the MOU and the most recent agreement with China and the sudden departure of RU. Man if you got nothing to hide, brief the citizens of Dominica on these issues. In case you can’t or you are unable to do so I ask you to do the honourable thing and take your hat. This can not and will not continue like that!!!

    • viewsexpressed
      October 31, 2018

      “It is one of the ways to attract foreign investors who otherwise does not have any incentive for investing in small developing states…..” Carl, instead of promoting creating jobs for our unemployed y9ng people you promoting this nonsense for Skerrit. So, its all about our birth rights, that famous passports for any Tom Dick or Harriette. Where ae the jobs for our people. Why is Skerrit so much an ignoramous and failed politician?. He is a fast food operator, does not think and spontaneous with no plan or research toward the development of our young people. Its wasting all this travel money travelling al over the place coming back with BS talk about wh he meet etc. The worse thing ever happen to Domininca

    • Anonymous
      November 1, 2018

      You are naive man. Time to grow up.

    • Carltymas
      November 12, 2018

      This is a general response to all the feedback that I’ve gotten.
      Again I do not believe the CBI programme is defective. Countries like Dominica have implemented it because helps to generate investments that directly stimulate a country’s economy in many aspects; in several branches. However, like all programmes, there are quirks and one of the first things that we must do to mitigate one of the biggest threats is to strengthen and promote effective due diligence processes. This programme has been active since 1993 and has been driven by all 3political parties of our times. Do you all have any objections to the other parties promoting the CBI? NO! This is because your repugnance now stems from your lack of support for the current ruling party. However, my conception of the matter is based on pure research analysis and logic not just of Dominica but in general.
      So please do not insult me because my perception of the matter is different than yours. Thank you.

  18. viewsexpressed
    October 30, 2018

    This man is a real political joker. You have a man standing there from away land, opening an office here and Skerrit feels nice shaking hands. Is he in the banana or lime, or oranges business? What really are we gonna benefit from this event. Yes, people will be buying passports, this man from far away land, will have his cut, from sales, he will earn a salary I bet a handsome fee. No ne comes from this far and is paid in EC$. His fees will be high and deposited in his account somewhere far away. Now , will he be paying taxes or just another one f them. Skerrit behaves like a four year child who has just received a toy car from his long lost uncle. Dan it, we are in deeeeeeep Sh…t…in this country under failed Skerrit and his corrupt labour government.
    Dominicans wake up, be awake for the next up coming elections….Skerrit must go, he has killed our economy and therefore functions in desperation to do and show that something is happening. Well, nothing has happened past or Now.

    • October 30, 2018

      Nothing the man does pleases you. You are an outright jealous and envious UWP. You are the joker.

      • viewsexpressed
        October 30, 2018

        DS, thank you, I appreciate your joke and keep up the laughter. the joke is really on you and your failed corrupt leader. No atter what ou write will not touch me or hurt e, but it gives me more energy and food to digest of where you really come from and who you represent, a failed Labour government and a failed leader in Skerrit.
        Come on , say more, comment more, all you do i give me more energy to write and as the saying goes the higher the monkey climbs the corrupt tree the more it exposes its assets. You got the picture DS, you and your blind followers, who blindly follow Skerrit with his family well established in the USA and yo guys are suffering in Domininca promoting him as a political clown and disappointment. I don’t have time for Skerrit’s ineptitude, I have time to protect my ailing Domininca under this failed corrupt labour government led by a failed immature PM.
        Get away, run away from Skerrit, he is a failure.

      • viewsexpressed
        October 31, 2018

        Mr so-called DS, you are in denial and the truth is killing you . You as his acolyte and voice, your friend Skerrit, will not and cannot stop u, because we get our information direct from the horses` mouth. So you defend Skerrit and his corrupt Bobol Labour government and one day they will fall hard and you will cry, it will be too late to advise these clowns of ours.

  19. %
    October 30, 2018

    When Skerrit leaves Dominica,noone knows what he enters into and with whom .
    Just think of the number of people he has taken pictures with .
    The majority are smarter than him,and are laughing at his ignorance.Dominica is in trouble with this guy.
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

    • ???????????
      October 31, 2018

      Workaholic % must come! Working % must come! How about that?

  20. jamie
    October 30, 2018

    Skerrit go ahead keep us down and on the black list.keep up the good job.

  21. A Criminal Enterprise
    October 30, 2018

    Boy Mr. even looking like Aliereza Monfared, the friend of Skerrit that was hiding in Dominica before he was arrested in the Dominican Republic. Just now you going to hear of Interpol man haunt on the way. With them moving their office to Dominica expect more of those wanted criminals around the world to be facilitated with Dominican names on their CBI passport. Is now you going to hear of Racketeering in every ministry and government office in Dominica

  22. Not A Herd Follower
    October 30, 2018

    ‘ ‘With the new office in Roseau, the capital of Dominica, AAA Associates plans to explore… penetration into Caribbean markets and Government entities.” HMMM

  23. Think for YOURSELF
    October 30, 2018

    ahhhhhh Boy!!!!! Skerro, you not paying attention to international news at all….. you not hearing the EU is pushing to put visa restrictions on nations that selling passports?????

    you see you that Skerrit there…. is that all Dominica can do, SELL PASSPORTS????……..where are the investors you said would have been here on the week of October 8th????

    You have killed every industry here on island and it seems you have no idea how to revamp them or stimulate them so you just selling passports.

    countries who take to selling passports as the main source of FDI is just dam LAZY and void of vision, PERIODTTTTT!!!

    • Paul Rossnof
      October 30, 2018

      He does pay attention but he doesn’t care. This man is an arrogant little man that believes the world revolves around him. Never mind, a rude awakening will follow and a deep fall will come sooner than you bargain for. Skerrit, mark my words.

  24. My Bad
    October 30, 2018

    What Dominica is looking for they will get it you know. Skerrit will surely cause you all to regret the many years of destruction all you allowing him to continue. Just stay tuned my people. All you allow the man to kill all you banana industry, kill everything that once made us the Nature Isle of the Caribbean, kill all plans for an international airport and finally he kicked out Ross University out of Dominica, without asking one question and all you sitting their with all you educated bottom, saying nothing. We will get what we looking for don’t worry

  25. Larry Grell
    October 30, 2018

    Where is the office located?

    • Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
      October 30, 2018

      At Skerrits secret bank account in the Cayman Islands and Switzerland, that’s where the office is located.

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