PM Skerrit among Caribbean leaders advised to take EU threat of ending CBI seriously

Nuri and Skerrit

Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, is among Caribbean leaders, who are being advised to take pronouncements by the European Union about ending Citizenship by Investment Programs (CIP) in the Caribbean seriously.

Dominica, and other countries selling citizenship look set to be given an ultimatum by the EU – to end their CIP or face visa restrictions.

The EU Parliament voted to ask the Commission to formulate a strategy to eventually request CBI programs be phased out in Dominica and all other countries offering citizenship by investment.

In essence, these countries could be given ultimatum by the EU, to end their Citizenship by Investment Program or face visa restrictions

Nuri Katz , President for Apex Capital Partners, a licensed agent throughout the world for CIP, said although any such move could take a while, regional leaders should take it very seriously.

“I certainly think the CIP countries should worry about it. I believe that the EU is worried about how rigorous the due diligence is being done on candidates receiving citizenship. I’ve always said that due diligence is the best known to man,” he added.

He said Dominica and other countries offering CIP should begin to rally around the stakeholders in the industry.

“They need to begin to develop strategies to try to work with the EU to fashion a response that will allow the CIP countries to maintain the programs and the visa free travel to Europe,” he added.

He said action must be taken now, agreeing that any such move could seriously hurt the economies of the countries, whose economies rely largely on the sale of passports for investments.

“I would hate to even think about it. In countries like Dominica, the international airport is being built using CIP money and that could end up being scrapped. So many houses are being built on using CIP money…”Katz said

According to the CIP expert, any move to phase out the CIP in Dominica and any other country, could see the crashing of their economies.

“Many of the economies of the Caribbean really heavily rely on CIP funds for the governments to function. This would be a huge challenge. This would be a hard blow. I can’t imagine how difficult that would be,” he added.

Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne is among the first regional leaders to write to the European Union, requesting that it reconsider its intention to phase out the Citizenship by Investment Programs in the Caribbean.

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80 Comments

  1. Beta
    March 20, 2022

    In case of any of you Skerrit ‘die-hards’ still being in any doubt, do click on the link and have a look what’s happening with CBI and what YOUR PM is up to. https://www.weeklyblitz.net/world/russian-oligarchs-offload-millions-of-dollars-in-dominica/

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  2. Lost for Words
    March 17, 2022

    How on God’s earth could patriots try to defend this reckless use of the country’s resources in the way it has been used. My God it is so clear for everybody to see and hear of the abuse of the CBI funds. Are you really happy with the situation as it relates to the limited equipment available at the hospital, the lack of proper fire fighting equipment (take the recent situation with the fire at the library) the lack of a modern functioning ambulance with extension ladders etc., and water pumps that do not leak?
    There are so many areas that can be highlighted. It is impossible that Dominicans who currently live in Dominica would be so blind sighted. As the saying goes “It is those in the kitchen who are feeling the HEAT.”

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  3. Mr. S.M.A
    March 16, 2022

    All the CBI need to do is be honest and provide proof that our passports are credible.
    Dominica has a credible passport because we as a people are nice and have a good record in other countries thats why we have visa exeptions. Thus if the CPI has an issue is fix it and get rid of people who have used the a passport in ways contravening to European law.The europeans know we are not to blame. Common.

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  4. Jonathan Y St Jean
    March 15, 2022

    The Eastern Caribbean countries which depend heavily on selling their birthright to get money for development and don’t manage that income stream properly, based on the norms of good governance, will suffer tremendously. The hardheadedness of Dominca and it’s boast of due diligence whilst the lapse in diligence allowed Monfared, an international criminal to benefit from the receipt of a passport and be domicile in Dominca, fools no one especially those in the EU. We were warned that the CBI program is weakening the security apparatus of the US and it’s allies and what did we do? In Dominca people like Sam and Gregor, Skerritt and Tony chose to focus on the leader of the opposition instead of being proactive and seek out ways then to appease the aggrieved Major countries. Looks like now the chicken are coming home to roost and the frightening scramble has begun to figure out how to respond to what we were warned about years ago.

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  5. Jonathan Y St Jean
    March 15, 2022

    @Steve Foerster, I think that you are using tunnel vision here to see this in the narrow frame of colonialism. During the CBS program about the CBI program we were warned that these passport selling programs are negatively affecting the security apparatus of the countries of choice that these economic citizens prefer to visit. What about that, that you don’t understand? Should these EU countries expose themselves and their citizens to danger because some others want to prosper by selling their birthright? I don’t think so.

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  6. JAH KAL
    March 15, 2022

    Skerrit you look fake you will fool Dominican but you cannot fool this people they seeing right through you that smile is for the camera when go back home you gonna tell them a different story what a shame.

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  7. Tobby
    March 15, 2022

    I would rather the EU impose visa on US, which is not an unusual thing rather than stopping the CBI. Furthermore, if the EU want us to stop the CBI, Carribbean Leaders should enter into an agreement which them to give all our Caribbean people with CBI, a European Passport and with sustainable fund to the Government of at least 500 million US dollar each year.

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    • Teach
      March 16, 2022

      You and your PM would like that. Unfortunately the despot is not anywhere important enough to consider something like that. Your PM and all you who keep on voting for him made his bed, now let him sleep in it. The problem for all you, you have to sleep on the floor of your wooden shacks while he sleeps in his bed covered with silk in his palace, that you and your fellow apologisers have to pay for month in month out.

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  8. TI NOM
    March 15, 2022

    this should be a wake up call to diversify Dominica’s economy and look for multiple streams of income.

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  9. Bring back the kidnapped parrots
    March 15, 2022

    Yours truly and his passport agent Sam, Jungle Bay have nothing to worry about they will be selling passports and citizenship to Putin + crew since they are not welcome anymore due to their invasion. Yours truly will even be paying for the air transport to Dominica for them to pick up the passports with cash money in hand. Yours truly will lay out a red carpet with a bucket for the cash. Yours truly minister of finance knows how to count CASH fast.

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  10. Cdr. Bud Slabbaert
    March 15, 2022

    Instead of warning the CBI leaders to stop their programs, it would have been easier to make an announcement and list all the countries (CBI or not) for which a visa is required in the future. Which is maybe a bit more diplomatic way or a more business like way, and not so political.

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  11. Cdr. Bud Slabbaert
    March 15, 2022

    Any territory may still be free to sell passports. No one is even stopping entry to the EU or USA, however it is just that one may need apply for a visa. The foreign visa is there to avoid that certain types of individuals will enter the EU or USA or Canada. The “visa free” travel promotion may end, or reduce listing the number of visa free countries. For a certain type individual that may become uncomfortable and unattractive resulting in a decrease of sales and revenue of CBI. There are several countries in the world that don’t have a CBI program, but do require a visa. One may know that, if one has traveled the world. Thus nothing new.

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  12. March 15, 2022

    Garcon skerrit your head too hard you were warned about this “lazy man budget” let’s see how the wizard wriggles his way out of that one; maybe the Baroness and Tony will help get us out of that “salt sucking” calamity which looms large over our economic future; or better yet put together a recovery team made up of Simion, Cleville, Ghost, Darryle, Kent with Clarence as chairman; my friend problem solve immediately. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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  13. Lin clown
    March 15, 2022

    Mr Eagle all the government has to do is TAX every Dominicans. making $1000 monthly and more,The government should remove all UWP supporters from the NEP,Yea We Care, and stop the $300 given to them monthly.The houses they received under the housing revolutoon should be taken from them.If the CBI fail it is because of their party.UWP and their bunch of traitors want nothing more than to see Dominicans suffer.They killed agriculture,Bernie Grant a member of the British parliament told us to diversify,UWP told us not to.They closed the Layou 5 Star Hotel and sold passports to two of the worlds most notorious criminals All Masari and Anthony Skase,under the REENGINEERED citizenship programme.Because they cannot and will never win an election they conspiring to kill the CBI programme

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  14. LifeandDeath
    March 15, 2022

    Its par for the course now for many to start casting blame to this one or that one. However, this impending collapse shows how fragile the CBI is, yet our leaders took this to the level of primary income earner for the country. This says a lot about our leaders and our people who keep returning them to office consecutively for 5*5 year terms.
    Where is the sustainable industry that has been created after 20 years of collecting moneys uninterrupted?
    So, cast blame as much as we like, we have our leaders and ourselves to blame first. Time to begin to work in earnest now. #sillypeople

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  15. Grandbayan
    March 15, 2022

    That skerite regime has destroyed our Lil country with corruption.. this hungry hyena and his pack of ravelling wolves has destroyed our Lil country.. has this fool focus on building factories and other industries to keep our country economy afloat he busy victimized young people.. busy givinf free house to lazy young men and woman that ruin there life drinking rum and taking all kind of man… just for him to stay in office .. this people are evil wicked people.. and they must be evicted from office as soon as possible

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    • March 16, 2022

      Go rest yourself, man and get rid of your anxiety. You sound like a parrot and a copy cat.

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      • Asking for a friend
        March 19, 2022

        Speaking of parrots, where are the parrots, wha happen?

  16. March 15, 2022

    This is just another example of economic colonialism from wealthy countries. Programmes like Dominica’s are lower cost competitors to similar programmes in Malta and Cyprus, which are EU members. The real goal is to get rid of that competition, nothing more.

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    • Pipo
      March 15, 2022

      Steve, I think you are misinformed. Cyprus has already given up its CBI scheme as has Bulgaria (also an E.U. member) and Malta is compelled to do so by the governing body in Brussels. I do not know what your motive is for making such a statement other than perhaps you benefiting from our existing scheme in Dominica. Yes, it is relatively cheap but cheap is not always best.

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    • Leopard 🐆
      March 15, 2022

      What about the immigration investment visa that the US has..The EB5 , its the same type of CBI program. How about condeming the US!

      Again and again we see these neo-colonial organizations raise their “mighty’ hand to small developing island . Same goes for their blacklist .

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    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      March 15, 2022

      @Steve Foerster, I think that you are using tunnel vision here to see this in the narrow frame of colonialism. During the CBS program about the CBI program we were warned that these passport selling programs are negatively affecting the security apparatus of the countries of choice that these economic citizens prefer to visit. What about that, that you don’t understand? Should these EU countries expose themselves and their citizens to danger because some others want to prosper by selling their birthright? I don’t think so.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 15, 2022

      I wish to direct this to Steve,
      “Citizenship by investment is one of the fastest and most reliable ways a foreign national can become a U.S. citizen. Like most methods, it requires becoming an EB-5 green card holder. Since the commencement of this green card program in 1990, people from many different countries have been taking advantage of this highly beneficial visa classification. Through the program, you can achieve both permanent residence and citizenship with all the attached rights and privileges.”

      “To become a United States citizen through investment, a foreign national will first need to apply for the investor program visa. Previously, the EB-5 immigrant visa was granted to foreign investors who are ready and able to invest $500,000 or $1 million in the U.S. economy. However, thanks to the new 2019 EB-5 Rule, prospective EB-5 applicants must invest at least $900,000 or $1.8 million beginning on November 21, 2019.”

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        March 15, 2022

        Cont:

        In America: “Each year, a total of 10,000 EB-5 visas are issued to applicants from different parts of the world. Apart from the investment capital amount, as part of the congressional intent for the program, an EB-5 project must create or preserve at least 10 U.S. jobs for the purpose of economic growth. If you are about to take this path to the U.S. citizenship, this article gives you a complete guide on each step along the process.

        Citizenship by Investment Processing

        The first step in your journey to citizenship by investment is to apply for an EB-5 visa. The investor visa process involves several stages of documentation and interviews. The guidelines are as follows:

        Locate an EB-5 Project:
        There are several business opportunities under the EB-5 program which you can venture into. An EB-5 investment can either be a regional center project or a direct project.

        This program in America is not “the sale of passports to Criminals” as Roosevelt do!
        So, there is…

        • Man bite dogs
          March 16, 2022

          Francisco, you knows everything about the USA who is zooming whom but when it comes to our small island Dominica you are a complete ahole why???

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          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            March 17, 2022

            Boy, shut-up eh!

            Somebody should lock-up you and Roosevelt in the same cell, and throw the key to your cell in the bottom of the Atlantic ocean, by the time someone figure out how to break into the iron door to release you two Scoundrels you will be so old and feeble!

            With all your tooth’s decayed, in you gums, and and your hair a thousand feet long and gray!

            Hahahahahahahahahahahah!

            When the iron door open and and you two father of lies and corruption come out in the Sun, like vampires, you will turn into dust, hence Dominica the beautiful will be rid of you and that little doctor of rats, that black river rat Roosevelt eh!
            Roosevelt like to lock-up me cousin an dem, but wait until I lock him up!

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 15, 2022

      Investments
      You must submit evidence that you have invested or are actively in the process of investing the required capital amount and that the project in which you invested is an approved EB-5 business. If your investment is a new commercial enterprise, you must submit proof that you have complied with the EB-5 requirements throughout your two-year conditional permanent residence.

      Some of the documents required to prove this include, but are not limited to, bank statements, invoices and receipts, business licenses, federal or state income quarterly tax statements, federal, and state income tax returns.
      Job Creation
      You must submit evidence that your investment has created or will create 10 full-time jobs for qualifying employees. Some required documents for this are payroll records, I-9 forms for employees, and relevant tax documents.

      Steve in the event the administration print my two submissions on America CBI program, you will read it to find out that what you have in…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        March 16, 2022

        So Steve, all of what you read is a matter of public information; that what you have in Dominica is simply the selling of passports to criminals. In America, the government do not sell passports ,first have to become a permanent resident by obtaining a Green Card.

        In the process, the participant must be in a position to create ten (10) jobs; prior to the change it used to be twenty-five jobs! If we had a system different from selling passport, no one in Dominica would be out of a job; whereas it is claimed that there are seventy thousand people in the country, we would need only seven (7,000) thousand CBI investors each creating ten jobs.

        So, your theory that the US. or the EU is getting rid of some competition, is way out there on a limb.

        Steve, I grantee, that perhaps not even Roosevelt as the rest of us knows how many people out there posing as Dominicans, because we don’t know how many passport sold!

  17. March 15, 2022

    Dominican already need a visa to enter the French countries

  18. kubulol
    March 15, 2022

    It is well known that CBI program is an easy way for a country to make money, but most of the time, it is a form of money laundering for these so called “investors”

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  19. Beta
    March 15, 2022

    I am certain that the EU is determined to slaughter Skerrits cash cow. Quite simply it posses a security risk to EU member states to allow Dominican passport holders visa free entry. The ‘due diligence’ checks by the rogue government are virtually none existent. Once again, it’s greed that got Skerrit and the cabal in hot water.

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    • Man bite dogs
      March 15, 2022

      @Beta, you guys are so S****d omg it’s beyond me, having said that anyone following ugly Lenny, calamity club something is worng with them.

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  20. March 15, 2022

    Here we go now. Caribbean leaders should stand head to head and send a strong message to EU. Every country has the right to implement programs that works in their best interest to build their economy. USA have it’s program, Canada has it’s program, they are just trying to apply pressure on the region. Open you all eyes leaders. Stand together on this one.

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    • Toto
      March 15, 2022

      What’s the matter with you man. E.U. is our biggest benefactor and you want to bite them in the balls. Very smart that, very smart. If you don’t like them say so but don’t keep holding up your bwa-me hand at the same time. You’re as bad as Skerrit and that is saying something trust me

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  21. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    March 14, 2022

    Roosevelt Skerrit is not capable of thinking cognitively; hence he is not capable of understanding the terminology “seriously.” How can anyone who thinks like a Carphad ” one who thinks like Dominica Crapo (frog) mentality can take anything seriously?

    Already we read where one of his official salesmen stated on DNO even if the Congress of the United States supports the EU; the effect will only be a slowing down of sales of the their passports. These people are so ignorant that to the day some sanction is imposed on Dominica, that’s most likely to cripple the economy; hence the economy of the country will Collapse.

    They will sit in hopes that because they are “poor Dominica,” somebody will feel sorry for them and suggest (let’s give them a break)!

    Gaston Brown entertains that same stupid mentality, claiming he is going to write letter to the European Union, and to the two American Congressmen supporting the EU. He claimed that he will inform them:

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 14, 2022

      Yes, that Antiguan said he is going to inform the EU, and the US congressmen that if they are not allowed to continue selling citizenship, that will have a devastating effect on their economy; as he continued to boast that only 14% of Antigua’s revenue derive from the sale pf Antigua passports.

      Gaston Brown, continue to state that some of the islands involved in the sale of passports more than fifty (50%) of their nation operating revenue derive from the sale of passports.

      Needless, for us to wonder which island is in that 50% Category.

      People like Sam Raphael who contends that Dominica will not be harmed, since the effect will only cause slowdown will find out.

      Dominica, passports are sold to criminals, the worlds outcast, or people seeking opportunities which are not allowed in their country of birth. they travel to the more developed nations, and wreak havoc committing crimes involve in all sorts of criminal activities, people are tired of these fake Dominican…

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      • March 15, 2022

        What you and Dominicans fail to realize is that without the CBI program we would not have been able to generate that kind of money to fund all these projects and others waiting to be funded. A thriving banana industry, a thriving whatever industry you want to think of would not generate that kind of money that the CBI generates to fund all these projects that the CBI has been funding. Not that we are ignoring the banana industry or other industries which we are not but, the bottom line is all these projects that are up and running and those in the waiting would not have come to fruition had it not been for the CBI program. The CBI program is very important for developing countries like Dominica and the other islands. Which thriving industry in Dominica would have generated that kind of money to build the Int’l Airport? Think about it. Stupid.

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        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          March 16, 2022

          ds; stop fooling yourself: the sale of passports is not an industry, it is not something that is sustainable!
          You talk about projects!
          What projects are you referencing?

          Indeed Roosevelt build a few second class houses, and so called apartments, and give them to his supporters; without a title deed of ownership, with knowledge when the recipient die the property cannot be left to their progenies or siblings, returns to government: that only happens in communist countries.

          In order for you to deny that you would have to name a single supporter of another party you know got such a favor. For the country to survive on what I term a ‘passport economy’ a new generation of criminals must be born to buy our passports each and every month for as long as the country exists.

          What happens ds, when the source of criminals dry-up, and there are no takers; have you ever thought of a collapse economy and the devastating effect it usually have on a country?

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          March 16, 2022

          Believe it or not; this is the beginning of the end of this dependency on the sale of the nations citizenship to the highest bidder! The money that Roosevelt and his salesmen and women get from this corrupted affair only serve their purpose!

          Asks yourself since the first passport, to the many perhaps in the millions sold, how many jobs you know was created from all the proceeds, and how many people are employed, due to CBI money; I am positive you cannot name one!

          ds, every foreign company, and local operating business in the country long before Roosevelt was born; has left the country since Roosevelt became prime minister!

          Let’s face it Roosevelt ruined Dominica.

          Good for him before its over, when the nation begin to suck salt there will be an insurrection, that will be the day of reckoning, arresting Brian deflect on the crap at hand cannot deflect from the inevitable!

          • March 18, 2022

            Dominicans are living happily day after day. The people who complain are the ones who abhor Skerrit and his government and would like to see the government toppled once and for all. That will never happen, not on this earth, not on the next one. Dominicans ,except for you and your cabal, are a proud people and are satisfied with what Skerrit is doing. They are happy the direction the country is heading. You paint a bleak and gloom picture of Dominica while those who travel to Dominica every year paint a glowing picture of the country. Even your leader, Lennox Linton, approves of most of the things that Skerrit is doing. What you fail to realize is that we are on a mission and that, we will get there to the Promise Land. Think optimistic and stop being a pessimist. Be at peace with yourself. Manyana!

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        • Jonathan Y St Jean
          March 16, 2022

          @ds, how can you lie and say that your cabal is not neglecting the banana industry, when after the government procured banana plants and made them available to farmers, when the fruit matured and were ready for market, the ministry of agriculture’s response to farmers complaints of wasting fruit on their farms was to tell farmers it was their responsibility to get markets for their products. That kind of response suggests that the government was neglecting the farmers and the banana industry, plain and simple. Stop lying man because a government which cared about the banana industry, considering the recent infrastructure and support given to the vital banana sector of the economy couldn’t be so dumb and asinine.

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          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            March 17, 2022

            How can you blame my Cabal, if I had one for the neglect of some Banana industry, when you very well that Roosevelt Skerrit, that small “little black wet river rat, that mouse, that Dominica Mountain Chicken Crapaud crapo Mentality” is the one who single-handily killed the Banana industry, and agriculture for that matter in the country!

            Roosevelt Skerrit is the one responsible for the destruction of the agricultural industry in our country, and on a serious note; he was aided by the Banana diseases which has ravage the banana plant from Africa, to North America, and the West Indies.

            And before you say I lie again!

            Hahahahahahahahahahahahahah!
            Ask Roosevelt Skerrit how come Dole and Chiquita no longer crave the monopoly on the sale of bananas in England, and the European market?

            Roosevelt Skerrit killed the Agricultural industry and replace it with his corrupted sale of Dominica passports!

            Sale of passport will end soon,let me see what he will do for money.

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          • March 18, 2022

            Then if the banana industry was booming under the UWP leadership, how comes we still do not have an International Airport? How comes Dominicans are better off today than they were when the UWP was in power? What happened?

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    • Man bite dogs
      March 15, 2022

      Francisco, stop talking crazy crap you and others such as ugly Lenny, are all the same crabs in a barrel, I am not a hypothetical Bible basher as most of you lots black people,
      God bless Pm Skerrit and Dominica Labour party for all the good works that is being well done!!!!!!!

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        March 15, 2022

        Man Dog, ugly Lenny doesn’t have anything to do with this you know!

        What matters is that the people in the EU, and elsewhere is demanding the end of this corrupted sale of Dominica passport comes to a climax!

        What that happens, what do you suggest the Dominica Mountain Chicken Crapaud (crapo) mentality Roosevelt Skerrit is going to get corrupted money from to give to you and all his nasty corrupted supporters?

        This is the beginning of the end of the Roosevelt Skerrit era!

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        • Man bite dogs
          March 15, 2022

          @Francisco, Mr Skerrit, does not give me any money whatsoever but I must say the hurtful thing is my hard earned tax is helping crabs like ugly Lenny, to survive I am not happy about it OK! So there you have it.

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        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          March 15, 2022

          “What that happens,”Let that read ‘when that happens.'” EU, and elsewhere is demanding”Actually that should be grammatically written as such:EU, and elsewhere are demanding!

        • March 16, 2022

          Why would you call your leader ugly Lenny in your response to man bites dogs and cats? You following into our foot steps.

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          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            March 16, 2022

            The way you interpret Ugly Lenny, is not the intention; it is a bit of sarcasm thrown in Mr. Man Dog face!

            I am not referring to Lennox as an ugly person; because I don’t believe in such nonsense that people are ugly!

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          • March 17, 2022

            You are right. Nobody is ugly; we just look differently from others. I agree with that. You have my thumbs up on this one.

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  22. March 14, 2022

    Slavery. The millions of refugees entering Europe are not vetted no due dilegence is done. The white man killed our banana industry now they are about to kill the CBI.

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  23. tony
    March 14, 2022

    Its so sad that a country the lobbied for independence 40 years ago is to selling the country’s passports in order to build an airport, unbelievable…!!!

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 15, 2022

      The term ” lobbied” is defined as; seek to influence public officials; mostly politicians to get favors, or on some political issues.

      With that said, I must inform you if you are suggesting that any politician in Dominica, or the entire Caribbean, for that matter seek, fought, fight, wrestle, campaigned, demand, or asks Britain the colonial power which dominated and plundered Dominica for more than four hundred years for independence, that is a false notion!

      That notion is nothing more than a fallacy, or an out right lie!

      People should write comments based on what the truly know, and not on simply an assumption, or based on a lie they heard spoken by some uneducated person or politicians!

      The British, simply decided they were tired providing for our people and country; hence they gave independence to all of the islands in the Caribbean except Montserrat, and Tortola!

  24. Young & Restless
    March 14, 2022

    But Mr Nuri, if not CBI then what? Antigua only depends on it for 10% of their revenue and Grenada maybe 25%.. But Dominica depends on CBI for 90% of its revenue. So if not CBI then what?
    Mr Nuri, Skerrit destroyed the banana industry and agriculture so he could have farmers depend on him. Then Skerrit went to Portsmouth and got rid of Ross University so those who were directly employed and those who earned a living from Ross could depend on him. Skerrit met 4 banks in Portsmouth and his recklessness caused Scotia bank, Barclays and the national bank located at Ross to close so all employees could depend on him. Skerrit as it were amputated the legs and hands of Dominicans so he could push them where he wants on a wheelbarrow. He removed the eyes of Dominicans as it were, so they don’t see the mischief and abuse he has done to them. Young people are now restless, hopeless and like like destitute so they could all depend on him and CBI and sir, you now telling CBI might die? So what

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  25. Zandoli
    March 14, 2022

    “Many of the economies of the Caribbean really heavily rely on CIP funds for the governments to function. This would be a huge challenge. This would be a hard blow. I can’t imagine how difficult that would be,” he added.

    That is the case because those so called leader are lazy and without any kind of vision besides being reelected. They thought they struck an unlimited supply of oil and they did not have to do anything else than prostitute themselves by selling their birthrights.

    I remember when Roosie Douglas was warmed by the Canadian government about the sale of our passports, he brushed it off and soon after Dominicans were required to obtain a visa to travel to Canada. They same thing will happen to us in Europe.

    The worse part is that Dominican born citizens will also be dragged along with those foreigners.

    Skerrit does not care. He made sure his children were born in the US. And his supporters are too stupid to understand that.

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    • March 16, 2022

      Zandoli, you must understand that the CBI program is very important to Dominica and the other Caribbean islands. Without the CBI PROGRAM where would these countries be getting the monies from to fund all those projects they have funded and others waiting in the wings to be funded? Do you think that a thriving Banana Industry, a thriving nutmeg industry, a thriving sea island cotton industry would generated that kind of money to fund these projects, like the International Airport? Not even America or England would have given us that money to build the International Airport. You need to thank God for the CBI program. The public library is to be funded by CBI money. Aren’t you happy we are getting these things done? Where would have Lennox Linton gotten the money from to fund these projects? Ask yourself that question. ……

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      • Jonathan Y St Jean
        March 16, 2022

        @ds, my question to you is where does St Vincent get money to fund it’s development? Your tunnel vision and lazy, corrupt, thought process is the problem. Others countries are finding other ways to fund their development so take your brains out of your a** and go away with this foolish question about where else would development funds come from.

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        • March 17, 2022

          St Vincent is a big borrower. They borrowed all that money to build an International Airport and generating very little money from the operations of the Airport. Think about it. That is why Skerrit did not want to burden its people with that high debt to build the Airport. Think about it. People disembark at Argyle and the jets fly back home empty. That is not business. I do not think the booming Arrowroot Industry in St Vincent funded the Airport. I do not think the booming Nutmeg Industry in Grenada funded the Maurice Bishop International Airport. I do not think the booming Sea Island Cotton in Barbados funded the Sir Grantley Adams International Airport Barbados. The CBI program is a boon to all countries. I know you hate Skerrit but do not be that personal.

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          • Jonathan Y St Jean
            March 18, 2022

            @ds, don’t you think that the international airport in Dominca will suffer the same fate as the one in St Vincent which will result in a waste of resources for the country and we will eventually have to borrow money to keep the airport viable? I never advocated for an international airport because there are too many in close proximity to us and they all can’t be viable. Instead of building up hubs all around us to connect to international destinations the foolhardy thing is to rush and follow fashion. Therefore we will eventually have to borrow to keep the white elephant built by Skerritt operational in the future. Development is not only about having an international airport. Shallow and lacking vision in my opinion

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  26. Jumbee money
    March 14, 2022

    Skerrit is not only one of the leaders warned but he is the chief offender and, at this time I dont think there is nothing he can do to change their mind

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  27. RastarMarn
    March 14, 2022

    Good!!!

    Dats what happen when people put all their Eggs in One basket,,,

    Now lets see what Skerrit going to sell,,,

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    • Toto
      March 15, 2022

      Well, he have to suck those eggs so they become empty shells my boy. Easy come easy go.

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  28. Our parrots are laying eggs
    March 14, 2022

    You idiot. you thought that was a sustainable form of income man? with the billions of dollars you got from it, you could have invested heavily into agriculture and agro processing. so much that right now when the eu says to stop you would just say, no vibes man. stopped. but instead you focusing on the red clinic and cool outs. well the red clinic days are coming to an end. when people cannot get easy money again they’ll turn to violence and crime. and all that is on your head. can you see the monster you’ve created? and oh, let’s focus on tourism, the dollar a year minister asked you to abandon agriculture and focus on tourism. think we forgot? no we didn’t. you are really not as wise as you think you are. tell me now, what then do we depend on when the passport sales stop coming in. bc the foreigners who buy our passports do so only because they can go to europe? now you want to focus on agriculture? you idiot!!

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  29. Original
    March 14, 2022

    All the due diligence in the world does not prevent corrupt politicians from circumventing the system and this is why the program is being shut down! Are we so naive to think these people don’t know how paid for what and when or to who?

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  30. Pipo
    March 14, 2022

    Nuri Katz is of course our resident ambassador to Russia in Moscow. This is not an enviable position right now and I would not be surprised if questions are asked in certain western countries why Dominica needs such representation when they don’t even have a resident ambassador in Washington at present. It is always possible that Dominica will be singled out for exclusion by the E.U. but that would be little more than an inconvenience to mr. Katz, who would simply promote citizenships from other, neighbouring Caribbean islands.

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  31. Ibo France
    March 14, 2022

    What is Dominica’s biggest revenue earner? Of course, it’s CIP. In fact, Dominica is a mono-industry economy, ridiculously the selling of passports.

    Myself and many others castigated Mr. Skerrit for persisting with this unsustainable policy. Now, the rubber is about to hit the road. Reality is about to slap us in the face. The chickens are coming home to roost.

    Where there is no vision the people perish. Dominica needs an astute, visionary leader to rescue the country from total and spectacular economic collapse.

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    • March 16, 2022

      Do you think that a thriving Banana Industry, a thriving cocoa Industry, a thriving sea island cotton, a thriving what ever else would have cut the cake to generate all that money to fund all those projects that have been built and to be built including the International Airport, the Public Library? Say, Lennox Linton was the PM, where would he have generated all that money to fund all these projects? Think about it. …….. God bless the CBI program. I think if Lennox opposes the CBI program, he would have taken Dominica 200 years back with nothing to show as the ugly PM of Dominica..

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  32. Eagle-Eyed
    March 14, 2022

    The EU is in no position to tell other sovereign nations what to do. After all, they are on borrowed time. The Brits has already pulled out. The Germans and the Spanish are also considering pulling out. This will only leave France and a few other Poor East European states to call themselves the EU. They will still rely on NATO for their defence and and accept the scraps from the Americans to survive. Tell Macron to take a hike and leave us alone.

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    • Zandoli
      March 15, 2022

      The EU is not dictating any nation. All they are saying is, if we continue to issue passports to all and sundry, we will lose visa-free access to their countries. Even you will agree they have a right to determine who enters their countries.

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    • Rick
      March 15, 2022

      “The EU is in no position to tell other sovereign nations what to do” – that’s right. But it is for example in the position to make you apply for a visa before going from Dominica to Guadeloupe…
      I’m german btw and Germany has ZERO intentions to pull out of EU.

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    • Pipo
      March 15, 2022

      A myopic, superannuated raptor does not catch much prey and is dependent on scraps from its keeper. Get a pair of bird specs eagle, preferably rose tinted to enhance your outlook and follow your master. It may prolong a miserable life and scrawny existence.

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    • LifeandDeath
      March 15, 2022

      Try not to miss the point. It’s not about EU telling Dominica what to do, rather it’s about giving them a choice to stop selling passports or lose Visa free entry into EU territories.
      Visa free entry into the EU is a major selling point that makes the passports attractive to the buyers. Without Visa Free travel to the EU, there would be very little demand for holding a Dominica passport. Capisce???

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  33. Cdr. Bud Slabbaert
    March 14, 2022

    If the EU requires Dominican passport holders to get a visa, all Dominicans, not just 2nd passport holders, may need a visa to go to Guadeloupe or Martinque which are part of the EU, not to mention to go to any of the EU countries.

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    • Follow the Money
      March 15, 2022

      We are used to it Bud. Then they :twisted: send us …aid.

    • March 15, 2022

      Dominica already need a visa to enter the French countries

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    • Malatete
      March 15, 2022

      Though overseas depts. of France, Guadeloupe and Martinique are not part of the Schengen area.

      • Cdr. Bud Slabbaert
        March 15, 2022

        Not Schengen, but EU. Mind that when the UK was still member of the EU, it also was not a Schengen country

        • UKDominican
          March 15, 2022

          The U.K. always had visa-free entry for Dominican citizens even when that did not exist for E.U. member countries. I remember clearly Dominican visitors to London also wanting to visit Paris or Amsterdam could not do so without getting a visa first. If the E.U. now cancels that privilege again this will not necessarily apply to the U.K. and our people might still be free to come here but somehow I doubt it.

  34. Anonymous
    March 14, 2022

    Waylaylay pampam

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